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  • Extra Life 2020! Livestream Reveals

    Dear Survivors,

    We at Studio Wildcard would like to give our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful ARK community for participating in our latest 24 hour ExtraLife charity event! 

    With the help of our community and ExtraLife team, we placed Top 3 globally and raised over $180,000 for sick children and beat all of our past records by a significant amount, including last year's jaw dropping $112,206.35! We couldn't have done this without the help of our generous community, our amazing sponsors, and our dedicated community who signed up to join our team. 

    As with prior ExtraLife events, we take this as an opportunity to share sneak peeks at upcoming content. In true tradition, we shared visuals from the upcoming Genesis Part 2 DLC including the big reveal of the teaser trailer featuring the talented David Tennant and Madeleine Madden voicing Rockwell and HLNA respectively! We also revealed a bunch of what we have in store for our players in genesis Part 2 including: Creatures, Items, Structures, and the Environment/Biome which we'll go through in this post!

    We're excited to take you on a journey into the dark mind of the villainous Rockwell as he strives towards godhood and we very much look forward to sharing more unseen Genesis Part 2 content!  

    Special Thanks:
    Syntac (Raised over $22,800), RoyaleWithCheese (Raised over $7,300), MTSArk (Raised over $6000), RoycePlayers (Raised Over $5000), EliteARK (Raised over $2500), Lilmonsterr (Raised over $2,300), Telmo Sampaio (Raised over $2200), PaceyAU (Raised over $1500), Belle (Raised over $1200), Shockist (Raised over $1100), Project Tiamat (Raised over $1000), KoolKyleLive (Raised over $1000) and so many more (cant name em all!)

    Thanks to our sponsors: Blue Microphones, Nvidia, Nitrado, Grove Street Games, Apex Gaming PCs

     

    Special rates

    As a further thank you to our community, we will be implementing 2x rates right through to Tuesday 12 PM Pacific/3 PM Eastern. 

     

    New Creatures

    Noglin

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    The Noglin may look cute but don't be fooled! There's a mind-bending surprise in store when it wraps around the noggin of a target -- it enables you to temporarily take control of enemy creatures, tames, or even other humans!

    Shadowmane

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    This chimerical prowler has powerful group-cloaking abilities for all your sneaking-needs, while also making use of a lightning fast chain-teleport-strike that can decimate groups of targets. By the time its victims are aware of its presence, it's often already too late!

    Stryder

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    Better brush up on your hacking skills to claim one of these giant mechanical Stryders! Patrolling the colony ship, they are outfitted with a variety of randomized individual components across their body, which gives each Stryder a different potential set of unique skills whether in defense, offense, or utility!

    Astrodelphis

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    This curious extraterrestrial creature may look like the cetaceans that once swam in Earth's oceans, but they seem to be at home in the interstellar medium, far from any planet's surface. Place the versatile Tekwing saddle on them, and they're a veritable fighter spacecraft capable of blasting targets out of the sky with lasers or homing charges or bombing them into oblivion. And yes, they can do a shot-repelling barrel roll!

    GEN-X Variants

    Some old friends will be making a reappearance in Genesis Part 2 -- here's an early look at our GEN-X variants, which include new versions of many previous expansions' creatures!

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    New Items

    Hoversail

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    You've never really traveled until you've tried hoversailing! There's no better way to get yourself across the ring than jumping on one of these hi-tek boards and surfing the air currents, and no better feeling than skimming the skies to find the perfect tailwind while nailing flashy tricks to boost your speed!

    TEK Bow

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    Run into trouble aboard the ship? The Federation issue TEK bow materializes arrows of any type on the fly and uses electromagnetism to shoot them at blinding velocities.

    TEK Federation Suit

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    Suit up, survivor! You'll find this to be an upgrade from what you experienced wearing inside the Genesis simulation. This sleek, hi-tek exo-armor should protect you in a variety of otherwise lethal situations -- and best of all, on Genesis Part 2, this suit has unlimited jetpack power without the need for Element -- and Flyers are also fully supported this time around!

    Canoe

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    Not simply just for recreation, you can pick your canoe up and place it down again in any body of water. With multiple rowers working in tandem, the canoe can travel exceptionally fast. Fishing from a canoe is especially convenient, as is the built-in cooking pot!

    Minigun

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    Need a massive barrage of bullets to keep your enemies under pressure? What this Minigun lacks in accuracy and tendency to overheat, it makes up for in sheer firepower. Place it in stationary mode to improve its accuracy and clear targets around corners!

    TEK Pistol

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    Each crew member will be issued a Federation phase pistol, equipped with multiple lethality settings. Take care not to aim one of these in the vicinity of any crewmate or shipboard fauna, unless it is set to healing or stun mode

    New Structures

     

    Egg Incubator

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    Who needs to fuss with eggs when you can use the fantastical mechanical egg incubation device to cook them to perfection? This device lets you view all the statistics and mutations of eggs and incubate them at an optimal temperature while hatching them at your convenience!

    Ammobox

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    This handy new structure will automatically fill all nearby turrets with all the varieties of ammunition, while its floating HUD shows you its total ammo stats without the need to open the inventory (and also reflected visually with the ammunition models displayed on it).

    Remote Camera Security System

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    Secure your base in Genesis Part 2 with the Remote Camera Security System. Issue commands, view, and communicate all from a remote location. You can even use them to spy-on and communicate with your enemies!

    Loadout Mannequin

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    No need to scream "who moved my kit from my vault?" at your tribe mates again while your turrets are soaked and you run in circles. Kit up quick and get to those griefers by storing your loadouts on trusty Loadout Mannequins, which also visualize your gear and hotbar items, for a single-press full equipment swap!

    TEK Crop Plot

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    Want to take up gardening aboard ship? Crew members can make use of this hi-tek crop plot to efficiently raise harvestable plants just about anywhere!

    New Environment

    Genesis Ship

    Welcome to your new home, survivor! You've been returned to life aboard this immense vessel representing the pinnacle of mankind's ingenuity... What could have motivated so desperate a measure, to cast all of nature itself adrift in this interstellar lifeboat?

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    Biome 01

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    The idyllic sunlit meadows and rolling hills of this tranquil biome show little to indicate what's in store under the influence of Rockwell's insanity.

    Biome 02

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    Enjoying this view, survivor? Perhaps you'd fancy a stroll along this promenade? Don't be shy -- those bridges are spacious enough for any beast you've tamed, and its observation towers offer the best vantage of the sprawling artificial gardens you see before you.

    Biome 03

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    Creation is an exhilarating undertaking, one of the incomparable perquisites of godhood. I'm afraid you won't find much in the way of creature comforts here. This garden isn't meant for you, after all...

    Biome 04

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    "How foolish you are, to have scurried into my inner sanctum. Did you truly expect to evade my notice here? I am this place now. And you're merely a parasite."


     

    And of course, this isn't everything there is to see about Genesis Part 2! We have so much more in store and can't for you to check it out in March 2021! Thank you once again for tuning in this weekend and for all your fundraising efforts to help sick kids! We couldn't be more proud of our community.

     

     

    All the best!
    Studio Wildcard

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    13 hours ago, Brute41 said:

    I love the concept for genesis part 2, but how will this tie into earth and the corruption on it if everything takes place on the genesis ship. Will earth be part of the story still or was it just to meet Helena. And what about Arat Prime. 

    Mhhhhh i have a theory:

    -speaking of earth and corruption. The arks now landed. As Helena said, they'll purify the infection. So let's say we really saved the planet. But our task now is another and not there. And then I can pass to my 2nd theory

    -Rockwell indeed landed, well crashed, on the earth but we all know that he has a lot of informations about the main project and protocol. It means he knew about the ship! We know how big is his ego now. So, why taking only a small planet rather than expanding in the universe? Why not taking the ship? Now our task is saving the whole universe lol

    My other thought is that Rockwell is totally under the controll of the Element. But at the same time he kept his mind, well, almost. It means he's cooperating with the Element! Both want to expand as they can. So, yeah, he's controlled but at the same time he  cooperates under the promise of infinite power.  

    About Arat Prime ... I have the suspect that is the ship itself. I just don't think Wildcard wanted spoil it in the live ruining the surprise. But we'll see. I'm curious like you. I wonder why Diana wanted go there. 

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    When and why did Ark turn from a survival game among dinosaurus to this space opera? First it was a walk with a stone axe among prehistoric animals, now a walk with a stone axe among giant robots and aliens... Why wasnt this space stuff made as a separate game? It totaly ruined the whole original point of the game and the experience. If I was posible to refund the game after 1000+ hours i probably would do it.

    Return Ark to its roots!

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    21 minutes ago, Ymhotep said:

    When and why did Ark turn from a survival game among dinosaurus to this space opera? First it was a walk with a stone axe among prehistoric animals, now a walk with a stone axe among giant robots and aliens... Why wasnt this space stuff made as a separate game? It totaly ruined the whole original point of the game and the experience. If I was posible to refund the game after 1000+ hours i probably would do it.

    Return Ark to its roots!

    It's called ARK Survival Evolved, so the evolved bit is exactly what the game has done, it's evolved from primitive life to advanced life.

    Also Obelisks and arm implants etc have been in the game since day one.

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    32 minutes ago, GP said:

    Also Obelisks and arm implants etc have been in the game since day one.

    And it would be fine, if they staid as they where in the begining. A mistery in the background.

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    On the load out kit please let us able to put chibis! I wanna see chibis displayed that would be awesome.

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    If u talking bout the Dev Kit, zen Rowe said he would update with the TLC as soon as he could.

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    6 hours ago, Ymhotep said:

    When and why did Ark turn from a survival game among dinosaurus to this space opera? First it was a walk with a stone axe among prehistoric animals, now a walk with a stone axe among giant robots and aliens... Why wasnt this space stuff made as a separate game? It totaly ruined the whole original point of the game and the experience. If I was posible to refund the game after 1000+ hours i probably would do it.

    Return Ark to its roots!

    Well yes and no. I agree it moved away from a dinosaur survival game and it still is on certain maps but tbh I never thought that this is the direction ark was moving in and I do not hate it. It is a cool idea and direction for ark.

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    8 hours ago, Brute41 said:

    Well yes and no. I agree it moved away from a dinosaur survival game and it still is on certain maps but tbh I never thought that this is the direction ark was moving in and I do not hate it. It is a cool idea and direction for ark.

    I can second this. Ark was a survival game in the beginning but its all about the story progressing and finding out all the mysteries of the arks, earth, and the life before the arks. The devs never stated that this was a game about only survival and no story, like Rust (but that still has a little story to it). It was all about uncovering story. The story basically started in the Island on the games release with the Explorer Notes, but the story really kicked off in Aberration with Rockwell. It should have been clear from the start that this games was not only about a prehistoric survival game. The game came out with people wondering what the story was about the implants and why dinosaurs were there, then with Abb it uncovered more lore about the arks and the previous survivors, then extinction expanded on the Arks and element stuff as well as the remaining survivors. then with the Genesis parts it was all about getting glitches and finding more about the earth, the arks and the people from the before times. Genesis part 2 will hopefully answer all questions about the arks and humans, as well as the dinosaurs. This never was a game about just survival among Prehistoric animals, it was one big story about the significance of the element war, the arks, Rockwell, Helena, and space itself. 

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    On 11/9/2020 at 2:19 AM, Synnn said:

    too much tek stuff tbh it will make the game weird 

    ARK is a sci fi game not a dinosaur game

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    Please for love of Rockwell add this map to the CrossArk No Tek 6 Cluster, at the very least let us research engrams from the last couple maps. We foolishly purchased season passes not realizing our Cluster is ignored , unsupported and not getting content updates. 

    Time to support NoTek and Prim+ or merge us into a new cluster or main servers . Stop ignoring your players ..

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    On 11/9/2020 at 5:11 AM, Sandertje said:

    Breedable wyverns were a poop idea fir everyone who wasted weeks in scars getting event eggs. And making basilisks breedable makes all event basilisks worthless. U might as well make phoenix, reaper, griffin, rock drake and everything else breedable and worthless then. The only people who want stuff like that to happen, are people who havent been out for weeks, months looking for high lvl events to tame. Or people who havent stayed up till 4am to tame a phoenix cuz heatwaves dont exist

    There are two kinds of people in the world:

    "I suffered and I don't want anyone else to."

    "I suffered. Why shouldn't they?"

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    On 11/8/2020 at 9:19 PM, Synnn said:

    the Noglin creature is too broken for the game, what should be to do with it is that the stryder when killing it has a chance to drop a plane of a hi_tek helmet to control the mind of the Noglin and thus control who or is going to control to have more sense

     

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    On 11/8/2020 at 8:19 PM, Synnn said:

    too much tek stuff tbh it will make the game weird 

    I agree! It’ll be really weird to see everybody starting out with the strongest clothing in the game! Like come on you can’t tell me that doesn’t sound overpowered

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    2 hours ago, DodoKing1 said:

    I agree! It’ll be really weird to see everybody starting out with the strongest clothing in the game! Like come on you can’t tell me that doesn’t sound overpowered

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    Its not really overpowered if everyone has one but I do think it's a major monkey wrench thrown into the game. Who knows maybe the difficulty of the map will be ratcheted up to account for the buff to our characters.

    I enjoy starting out as a naked box of garbage on a new map and getting killed 100 times while exploring until I get my bearings. That being said, I'm not looking at the instant tek suit as necessarily a bad thing, just much different than what we're used to.

    Actually as someone who's never beaten a boss, I'm excited the tek barrier is finally being removed. 

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    Just wondering if the new hatcheries can take insect \ bloodstalker eggs ? I fear not 

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    On 11/10/2020 at 10:24 PM, Ymhotep said:

    When and why did Ark turn from a survival game among dinosaurus to this space opera? First it was a walk with a stone axe among prehistoric animals, now a walk with a stone axe among giant robots and aliens... Why wasnt this space stuff made as a separate game? It totaly ruined the whole original point of the game and the experience. If I was posible to refund the game after 1000+ hours i probably would do it.

    Return Ark to its roots!

    The "ark" is the space station your on, it was always a sci fi game

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