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    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & ARK News

    Hey Survivors! Welcome to ARK News! :Jerbhi:

    We are unfortunately crunched for time this week and won't be able to write up a proper Community Crunch. But here is what's going on in the world of ARK!

    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

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    What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is? 

    Aberration Update!

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    You may have noticed many of the developers on social media have been more quiet than usual, and that's because the team has been making incredible progress on Aberration. We know that you're all eager to hear a date for Aberration release, it's coming! We'll be updating our release date and sharing it with you all very soon. Everyone will be able to visit and enjoy the world of Aberration before 2017 is out.

    Xbox One X Release!

    On Monday we released ARK on the Xbox One X with enhanced graphics (HDR, True Sky, Detail Mode and more) for Day One of the Xbox One X launch. Check out the comparison video below!

    We also released our newest live action trailer! Revisit the ARK island as our hapless new survivor now "Respawns" and finds an unlikely friend. Produced by the award-winning PIXOMONDO team, including Executive Producer Mandie Briney, the VFX Supervisor from Game Of Thrones, Sven Martin, and CEO Thilo Kuther.

    Xbox Play Anywhere & Crossplay Update!

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    We are currently in the final stages of testing the Windows 10 version of ARK, which will bring with it Crossplay between Xbox and the Windows 10 version of ARK on PC. We expect the update to be available in Early December after it goes through a submission process (cert) similar to console, which is a multi-week approval process. We're very excited to get this out to players as we know you have been waiting and are eager to experience it. We'll keep you posted as it enters and processes through cert.

    Rentable Xbox Servers & Official Saves!

    As I am sure many of you are aware our rentable servers update cleared certification and went out on Monday. Since then many have asked when their official save data will be available, as it can be hosted via Nitrado on your rented server. We will be working on this over the weekend, and will provide a link here on this post as well as on Twitter once the process is finished. This will include all of the legacy PVE servers on all platforms. (We cannot provide PVP servers, as it would give unfair advantage to people playing on those servers by allowing people to snoop through others bases with the save files.)

    Want to host your own server? Check out Nitrado!

    NA Season Pass Skins!

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    While Season Pass skins are already available to most, they are not currently being awarded properly to those under Sony America. Sony NA will have the Season Pass skins working soon, hopefully on 20th of November. It should be a relatively easily fix, they just have to process through their backend with the current build. Once that happens, you'll be able to sport your Reaper Helmet and Pug Mask all over the ARK!

    Console Ragnarok Update!

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    For our console Survivors curious about when they will be able to get their hands on the most recent desert Ragnarok update, an upcoming patch will be coming in December that will bring it line with current spec of PC. 

    ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!

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    Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 13th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    2x Harvesting Rate
    2x Taming Rate
    2x EXP Rate

    That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

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    12 minutes ago, Darkblood said:

    Never mind Aberration. What is up with that woman in the trailer? Kills the guy one morning, gives him a gun the next. Wearing the same smile!

    I heard about female mood swings but this, this is UNACCEPTABLE ! 

    I just figured they were married....

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    Is it just me or does anyone else really want to see the titanosaur get overhauled? Personally I want to see it have a 25% size decrese, it's base health get nerfed down to 60k instead of the 120k we so commonly see, but I want them to be perminately tamable,  I think they best way to go about this would to have their level scale like most other creatures but they take up 100 slots of the 300 slot tame count,  this would allow a tribe to logically have a pair of titanosaurs, with the rest of the "tame" slots being left to things such as metal run quetzals and such,  also while it would be cool I do not think the titanosaur should be breedable.  So in a sence a super op rock golem that you could only have one or two per tribe.

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    14 hours ago, ThomasSarnari said:

    Will the Leedsichthys be tameable?

    I seriously hope so,  I feel that their role in the game should be more akin to a cargo ship or even an aircraft carrier than that of some rare beast to hunt and kill!

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    You’d think after officially releasing the game they would actually try and meet their ETA, I have never had a problem like this with another game company after they officially released a game. Like fallout, when they said far harbor would be released in may, guess what it released in may. I’ve just never seen this with another company before,WC you need to get your act together quit extending yourself  over dozens of projects and just focus on a few. I’m tired of seeing you guys say we are doing this and this and this. Focus on aberration and incorporating the mods you started sponsoring almost a year ago, is anything going to ever happen with those?

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    Now it says Dec 2017 on steam...you guys need to just give a date already. A better way to do it is after the first delay say it will be December then if its done earlier release it early. Ik you guys repeat over and over it will be this year but the changing dates on stuff like steam or in articles without saying anything on the bigger platforms makes it look bad.  You should have stated it will be a day in December on this post. Cause it will sure not be November now. Be straight forward and don't be vague there is no 2017 after December so it is now going to have to be December for a 2017 release.

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    I would go with the flow instead of being over hyped, let them work on it more and if there are bugs when they do  test runs that way those will be figured out before it is released. I would think that is what the Delays are for to give cushion time to work those things out. (and on top of working on the current bugs for the Maps that are already out.)

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    When I ordered  the season pass, it said Aberration would be released last month. You pushed it back, so I held off.. Now you've pushed it back again. Stop playing games with people. If it's not going to be done, then don't give a date. I'm holding off on some building stuff I want to do because I want to see what from S+ is being added and how it will be implemented. 

    I bought ARK in Oct 2015, then vowed never to buy anything from you when SE was released because I was pretty irked that you were making DLC while the game was in EA. With Ragnarok, I broke down and updated my review, because I felt you somewhat made it right. I bought the season pass, and now you're messing up again. This feels like a dishonest/bait-and-switch move to get people to buy the Season Pass, expecting they'd have the end product in their hand soon. 

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    On 11/11/2017 at 6:38 AM, BTrickshot said:

    Wow.......... someones upset:Jerbmad:

    Stfu and appreciate the damn game it’s fun and worth playing no matter wether u play pve or pvp idgaf if u want something to be mad at make it yourself cuz ur mad that a damn video game dlc was delayed

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    23 minutes ago, Deadgiga said:

    Stfu and appreciate the damn game it’s fun and worth playing no matter wether u play pve or pvp idgaf if u want something to be mad at make it yourself cuz ur mad that a damn video game dlc was delayed

    Rage leads to hatred and hatred leads to the Dark Side. Control your feelings, its just a game.:Jerbfat:

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    1 minute ago, BTrickshot said:

    Rage leads to hatred and hatred leads to the Dark Side. Control your feelings, its just a game.

    <img alt=":Jerbfat:" data-emoticon="" src="https://survivetheark.com/uploads/emoticons/ARKfat-56px.png" title=":Jerbfat:" />

    Says the one who’s mad that a damn dlc got delayed

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    Now, I'm upset as well as they delayed the Expansion twice and can not seem to meet any deadlines they put forth.  My Confidence in the company is waning, they should just say Coming 2017. Instead of pushing back the date more and more without any notice, and reason why. Consumer Confidence, man. Maybe it won't be a buggy mess, but I won't hold my breath.

     

    So, whats the new date? December 31st or...?

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    On 11/12/2017 at 4:15 PM, fr0st said:

    As for this dodgy release date nonsense, the October prediction for Aberration was given in early September. I can understand needing an extra 2-4 weeks, but if it really does release at the end of December then that goes to show that something went very wrong, or they simply don't have a team large enough to handle the DLC in the time they were given (on top of having to neglect the base game).

    While I would prefer if they held off on announcing dates they can't stick to, I am very eager to see this "final" release date.

    If it is late December, I imagine these forums and reddit will blow up with anger so I get their reluctance to give us a date.

    Oh did you not hear? They pushed it back to end of December now. I mean... they did go to how many conventions in the same number of weeks?

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    1 minute ago, Willthefluteboy said:

    Oh did you not hear? They pushed it back to end of December now. I mean... they did go to how many conventions in the same number of weeks?

    The developers of the game went to zero conventions. So what's your point?

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    2 minutes ago, Willthefluteboy said:

    Oh did you not hear? They pushed it back to end of December now. I mean... they did go to how many conventions in the same number of weeks?

    Where have they stated "end" of December?

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    6 hours ago, Deadgiga said:

    Stfu and appreciate the damn game it’s fun and worth playing no matter wether u play pve or pvp idgaf if u want something to be mad at make it yourself cuz ur mad that a damn video game dlc was delayed

    What? Take this situation... You go to a restaurant and order food, they tell you it will be ready in 30-45 minutes. The 45 minute mark rolls around, and they say "I'm sorry, it's going to be another 30-45 minutes." Whatever, it's okay.. During that time, a worker from the restaurant goes outside  with a big sign, "Big sale! Free Pie with your order! You'll get your food in 30 minutes." The entire restaurant is filled up, everyone is waiting for the 30 minute mark. The sale brought a ton of old customers back. It's pretty huge. Someone comes out, "I'm sorry everybody, it should be another 30-45 minutes."

    Are you going to tell someone "shut up and appreciate that you're getting your food  eventually?" He's not getting it for free. He's a customer, paying for a product. You don't get to shout someone down because you're okay waiting 2 1/2 hours longer than you were supposed to. He has every right to be angry. I'm ticked off too. They suckered me into coming back to the game and buying the Season Pass with the expectation of an Oct release. It said it on the Steam page. Then moved to November. Now, in November, when the DLC is supposed to be released, they push it back again. You don't get to tell me that I should be okay with it and "appreciate" it. I know it's probably not the Devs in the back office, coding and polishing up the DLC, specifically who keep putting these release dates down. But whoever it is, they're hurting the company's image. 

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    2 hours ago, Darkshadow0119 said:

    Is there going to be aberration on Ragnarok 

    According to the Rag devs, No. They might use some assets, but as of right now, WC wants to keep Aberration separate. 

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