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    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????, Community Crunch 109 & ARK News!

    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

    The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Let's get started with some news.

    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

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

    Upcoming Turret Change

    Over the past few weeks, we have been carrying out analysis on our Official Servers to see where we can improve server performance and what the biggest difference is currently versus Early Access. Since ARK went retail, we were expecting to see our servers have better performance due to optimisations, better allocation and usage of hardware, and improved DDoS mitigation. What we have learnt is that there has been a dramatic change in how turrets are being used on Official Servers. The fundamental issue is that tribes are not only significantly increasing the number of turrets they use, but reducing the space they occupy, so the server is having to do more calculations in denser areas. In some cases, we've seen an increase of 7x versus the previous server-profiling data we had. It is clear that we need to make a change in regards to how turrets are placed, but we understand that they are an important part meta-game on Official PvP servers and therefore want to give you as much notice as possible.

    With the following change, we are expecting a performance increase of 50% on average for our Official Servers (extreme cases up to 300%) and this will have an impact on all maps.

    Starting from today on PC (and next week on console), you'll receive an update which indicates the number of turrets you have within 10k units. When you exceed 100 turrets within 10k units, there will be a warning placed on the turret to inform you, so you can make adjustments as necessary. On December the 5th, we will flick a switch on our Official Servers which will disable all turrets that exceed the allocated limit. You have the period from now until then to make any changes you want to avoid your turrets from being turned off. Once the turrets are within the permitted amount, they will function again. This patch will also allow the mounted minigun turret to shoot non-mounted tames, but reduce their range to be the equivalent of the auto turret.

    In accordance with this change, we will also be increasing the damage of autoturrets and TEK turrets by 20%, increasing the item slot count of autoturrets by 50% on the 5th of December.

    The turret limit will effect: Plant Species X, Autoturrets, and TEK Turrets.

    So remember, you'll see the visual change first and will have a couple weeks to prepare for the actual change which prevents turrets from being used over the limit. This is all enabled through a server-setting which can be used in the game.ini:

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      TLDR:  Turret usage had changed since the game went retail, it has been having a huge negative impact on the server. We will be introducing a limit to how many can be placed within a certain radius on the 5th of December. On PC a patch will be deployed today to inform you of the limit so you can make changes as necessary (and next week on console also). The change affects Plant Species X, Autoturrets, and TEK Turrets. We will also be buffing auto turrets, tek turrets, and minigun turrets.

    ARK Play Anywhere!

    This is just a brief update on ARK: Play Anywhere, as we know a lot of you are excited about it (as are we!). It will be entering final submission this week for Xbox One (OneX) and Windows 10. We are expecting to complete the cert process in December for a release alongside Aberration. Alongside this, we plan to launch some Official Servers which will support CrossPlay but will not be enabling it for our entire network, due to anti-cheat mitigations. Unfortunately, TruePlay is not quite ready yet but we are hopeful that BattlEye will be able to make it onto the platform, until then we won't be doing much crossplay on our Official Servers, however, players will have the option to enable crossplay on their servers, be it hosted on an Xbox, PC, or rented through Nitrado.

    ARK Sponsored Mod Update!

    It's that time of the month where we announce new mods entering the sponsored mod program! We've seen our fair share of maps, total conversions, rebalance, and creature mods but not often do we get to share mods that are tools that benefit other modders. This month we are excited to announce one of those mods, ArkFrame created by ZenRowe.

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    This isn't the typical mod you might find yourself subscribing to because it doesn't actually contain end-user content. It is essentially a standardization library that modders can use.  To most people browsing through the workshop, this wouldn't typically catch their eye. They are more likely to browse through the workshop and find they are already subscribed to it!

    Why is this mod important for the program and Ark? It will, in time, create an easier way for people to get into modding by standardizing some of the most common functions.

    Here is an example of a mod made using ArkFrame:

    Scent Tracker

    If you're interested in making your mod compatible with ArkFrame or want to start a new project using it, be sure to check out the website and Discord.

    ARK: 2x 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 20th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    2x Harvesting Rate
    2x Taming Rate
    2x EXP Rate
    2x Maturing
    2x Hatching
    2x Gestation
    2x Faster Mating Interval Rates

    Community Contests!

    NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

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    Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html

    ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots.  Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. 

    Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog.

    Now let’s get to the contest!

    There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following:

    Three Categories

    Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key.

    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution,  in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display.

    Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category!

    And now without further ado, here are your entries!

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    Super Resolution!

    Winner!

    Blue Dragon - Darkness falls

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    Runners up!

    Blue Dragon - Fire and Water

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    Wolf Angelus - Scenic Flight

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    StateofMynd42 - Unicorn Temple

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    Maxib1250 - Enhanced Reality

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    Ego - Morning

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    Honourable Mentions!

    Wolf Angelus - Waterall Shores

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    Wolf Angelus - The Great North

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    Vakarian - Invincible

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    Vakarian - Griffin attack

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    Vakarian - Blue and White

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    StateofMynd42 - Riverside Trot

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    StateofMynd42 - Magic Fountain

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    StateofMynd42 - Lazy Day

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    Maxib - Relaxing Sun

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    Joe Lally - Woodcutter

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    Joe Lally - Gazing at it's prey

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    FataL1ty - Surrounded

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    FataL1ty - Sucker Punch

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    FataL1ty - Subnautica

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    FataL1ty - Monster

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    FataL1ty - Direwolves in Highgarden

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    FataL1ty - Brave Little Guy

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    FataL1ty - Battle Chaos

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    FataL1ty -  Strafe Run

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    EXFIB0 - Mountain Lake

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    EXFIB0 - Into The Ocean

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    Ego - Showdown

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    Ego  - Love under the moon

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    Ego - Invasion

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    Blue Dragon - Liquid fire

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    Ego - Battle

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    christopher warburton - Unfortunate

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    christopher warburton - ROAR!

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    christopher warburton - Forgotten

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    christopher warburton - Flying Free

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    Blue Dragon - Sneaky swimmer

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    Blue Dragon - Paradise

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    Blue Dragon - Burning steps

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    Blue Dragon - Just a bite

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    Blue Dragon - Into the sunset

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    Blue Dragon - Flower peddle flurries

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    Blue Dragon - Fall mist

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    Blue Dragon - Decay

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    Blue Dragon - A storm is coming

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    AsH - Halloween Interior 

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    AsH - Halloween Cabin

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    AsH - Flying Caps

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    AsH - Aberrant Snails

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    AsH - Aberrant Nightmare

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    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

    Winner!

    Vakarian - The first Griffin on Center

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    Runners Up!

    Vakarian - The End

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    Honourable Mentions!

    EXFIB0 - Icy Lakes

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    Wolf Angelus - The Great Valley

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    Wolf Angelus - Raging Rapids

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    Vakarian - Tek Revolution!

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    Vakarian - Run for Life and Death

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    StateofMynd42 - Daytime Temple

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    EXFIB0 - High Up!

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    EXFIB0 - Bridges

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    Blue Dragon - Tranquil

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    Blue Dragon - Over the trees

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    Blue Dragon - Burning mountain

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    Freeform!

    Winner!

    Wolf Angelus - Super ARK Odyssey

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    Honourable Mentions!

    FataL1ty - Oh Sh-

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    Morgengrau - Lights will guide me

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    Joe Lally - Christmas Dreams

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    Cheb - Supply Crate

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    Cheb - Hang On!

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    ARKVideo!

    This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children!

    And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 109 is...

    UpFromTheDepths

    THE FIRST ANNUAL OTTER OFF! An ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED skit!

    ARKitect!

    This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more!

    The ARKitect for Community Crunch 109 is… 

    Travis138!

    we'd also like to give huge congratulations to our runners-up for this week!

    ThePilgrim

    Demonsoup109

    If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:

    Fan Feature!

    MUTATIONS GONE WRONG! - ARK Skits by Lame Wolf Productions

    ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco's RP Decor Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari

    ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco's Shoppe Decor Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari

    Ark Puns by Tag and Dax

    ARK: Survival Evolved | The AHHH-RK Edition! | A Short Cinematic Parody

    Taming Mantis and Basilosaurus Ark Survival Evolved Ragnarok Multiplayer EP12 by Firespark81

    Explore the Ark #14: How to Tame a Phoenix (Ark: Survival Evolved) by MrWhitehearth

    Patron Base Tours by MonkeyManTV

    Ark Survival Evolved - Holiday (PART 68) by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl

    Mario Odyssey Quetzal Ship by Wolf Angelus

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    AmnesiARK by Valoule

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    Dodoraptor(RaptorKil's artstyle) by DodoRupter666
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    DodoRaptor Concept art(again) by DodoRupter666
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    AmnesiARK by Valoule!

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    You can check out the full album here: https://imgur.com/a/1hZgq

    The Phoenix by Godly Red'
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    Snow Camo Baryonyx by Sharkcat
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    Forest Camo Baryonyx by Sharkcat
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    Desert Camo Baryonyx by Sharkcat
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    Acro is coming back... by milokamilo
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    Cave Wyvern by milokamilo
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     Ark - Bigger Teeth by cfowler7
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    The first hunt. by Ozwickta
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    Scavengers by OOF!!!
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    Dragonboss by LeOnO
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    Guanlong Dossier [FANMADE] by Djaymasi
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    Sinotyrannus Dossier [FANMADE] by Djaymasi
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    Mesothelae Dossier [FANMADE] by Djaymasi
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    Dossier: Indoraptor by Scanova the Carnotaurus
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    Dossier: Torvosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus
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    Dossier: Dart Frog by Scanova the Carnotaurus
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    Dossier: Ultimasaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus
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    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1197511274

    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
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    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

    :Jerblove:

    Edited by Jatheish


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    33 minutes ago, Jungnur said:

    Lol you've had this post for so long and now it looks like this might be necessary but they will probably not implement it in game

    I never lose the Hope about this, really thinks that it could make things better, I was not thinking in performance when I do that post, but even now it makes more sense. Less turrets spaces give you more to think about what to put and where to put them.

    Really never lose the Hope ("The hope" is yours, don't let them quit that from you) 

    So finally I could think like a little boy but I also think that litlle kids are the best using their imagination cause them has not lose already the hope, they don't know limits because the limits only are in first place to be broken.

    Regards and thanks.

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    2 hours ago, Austyboy said:

    To all the people whining that they can't gave 10,000+ auto turrets anymore. 

    Welcome to a little thing called "adapt to your situation". Instead of whining and moaning and threatening to quit, learn to adapt to the situation at hand. You what counters an army of stegos? An army of Rexes, or even Allos if you know what you're doing. Turrets aren't the only base defence in the game, it's time to put on your big boy/girl pants and learn. I can think of at least 3 different counters for this without your precious turrets. 

     

    1. Build in a place that's extremely hard to access, such as somewhere up high or somewhere with narrow entrances. This will make it virtually impossible for brontos or stegos to even get close enough to soak up your bullets, and the narrow or small fighting area would easily allow for stronger, trained rexes, allos, or even Carnos since more can fit, to destroy the enemy stegos and leave your turrets with plenty of bullets left. 

     

    2. Dino army.  Simple as that. Don't know if you knew this, but Stegos are easily to kill if you don't rely solely on bullets. Did you know allos bleed completely annihilates tanky Dino's due to the nature of its damage? Did you know purlovias and Thylas can do massive damage with sneak attacks? Did you know bear traps everywhere is a good way to halt dino progress and make them easy pickings for your own Dino's? Seriously, learn to use what the game has given you. Bred Gigas will do the job just fine as well, just be careful with them. Heck, griffins and Wyverns too. Full imprinted wyverns have very nice damage output, and their DOT ignores armor as far as the fire breath and poison breath goes. Griffins can pick any survivors for easy killing, and their divebomb decimates enemy dinos if you implement it right. 

     

    3. Gate stacking. You know what's harder to raid than a base surrounded by gates? A base surrounded by multiple layers of gates. Instead of grinding for all your precious turrets, grind out even more gates. When you enemy can't get through your gates because they've run out of explosives, the raid becomes easy. That, or they can't get into your base, leaving time for the aforementioned dino army to decimate their Dino army. Don't even just do this with gates, layer walls, make an extra layer or four around your base dedicated to traps, hidden Dino's (bats and megalania are beautiful for this, mega rabies and armor shredding, very fun combo. Arthopluera and troodons too.). It'll be hard to get inside, especially without spending thousands of resources and losing just as much as they gain. 

     

    There are thousands of ways to adapt to this situation, you've just gotta be smarter than the average bear. Get creative, that's the point of a game like this much of the time after all. Learn, rather than complaining. 

    Well said. What we are seeing here is the same kind of nonsense people were spewing after the flyers were balanced. Boycotts to quit the game, hate for the devs, wild fictitious claims about ARK dieing and the world ending. A week after the patch is released you'll see things return to calm as people adjust and get on with the full time job of playing ARK.

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    Just now, ForzaProiettile said:

    Well said. What we are seeing here is the same kind of nonsense people were spewing after the flyers were balanced. Boycotts to quit the game, hate for the devs, wild fictitious claims about ARK dieing and the world ending. A week after the patch is released you'll see things return to calm as people adjust and get on with the full time job of playing ARK.

    Except this actually does screw over anyone with a base 

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    8 minutes ago, Jungnur said:

    Except this actually does screw over anyone with a base 

    No it doesn't. All it means is some bases with 10,000 turrets all crammed together have to do some rethinking outside the box about how to organise their defence. It's a win for small tribes and its a win for medium tribes. It is only a loss for the very largest of tribes.

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    this is turrets change if messed up way to much of a change. i think u need to redo this math because im going to leave Ark after this i have to change this building now by 100%  ,  on the plus i love how u tell us this now after the 8X we have when i made so much metal time does to build then u say no you cant do this toss all the resources u just found and re build. If u guys cant code to build big bases u better put that on the cover of the game. I can see this mite be needed for a console, but not for PC. . .  i can see many leave this game. u need to overlook at having defenses. 

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    @JatheishKnow you want to increase optimization but 100 turrets is limit per 10k and only a 20% damage increase? Can we get a visual of that before many start jumping to conclusions? Also, are you planning on letting Stegos stay as they are? People don't even have to drain turrets fully. Just have to provide cover for someone to place few c4 down and rip those turrets and all their bullets. Is that being looked into at the moment or calling it a day with nerf to amount of turrets? Don't forget about turrets to cover air as well. How's that affected by the 10k range?
     

    • People should not be able to waltz up to a turret on a stego or platform build that allows them to just drop c4 and destroy turret defenses. Force turrets to be drained in order to advance. Has to be ways to negate that from happening.
    • Introduce bullets to take care of the platform dinos that pierce armor or damages based on CURRENT health or increase turret damage against tankier dinos.
    • Get rid of rocket suiciding

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    22 minutes ago, ForzaProiettile said:

    No it doesn't. All it means is some bases with 10,000 turrets all crammed together have to do some rethinking outside the box about how to organise their defence. It's a win for small tribes and its a win for medium tribes. It is only a loss for the very largest of tribes.

    How does me wiping little tribe every day help them

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    I'm loving all the salt.  If you've got a tribe of 100 people and you rely on stacking towers of turrets to the sky, how the heck is that PVP?  That's ridiculously boring, and lazy.  Go out and actually fight people if you wanna claim to be such great PVPers.  Want to be an alpha/mega tribe?  You're gonna have to do more than farm bullets 24/7 now.

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    11 minutes ago, raydanjr said:

    I'm loving all the salt.  If you've got a tribe of 100 people and you rely on stacking towers of turrets to the sky, how the heck is that PVP?  That's ridiculously boring, and lazy.  Go out and actually fight people if you wanna claim to be such great PVPers.  Want to be an alpha/mega tribe?  You're gonna have to do more than farm bullets 24/7 now.

    What about 8 people with full time jobs does our progress bot matter

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    9 hours ago, Weiss said:

    In the "collector's edition without game" thread it was mentioned, that maybe, after all dlcs are released, there *might* be dossiers from those dlcs too.

     

    Oh sweet, I must’ve missed that post! Thanks for that! 

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    For all of you complaining about the turret nerf you can either have major lag or 700 turrets per base. I don't think you understand how many turrets are on an entire server. That's whats causing performance issues nothing can handle 2000+ turrets plus tons of dinos and other structures (walls, foundations, pillars, etc...) on a single server. Don't get me wrong Wild Card has issues as a developer (Mostly in delays.....smh) BUT they do whats best in the end..

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    lol wow this game has so many whiners. Toughen up youngsters.... its a survival game. Adapt or die.

     

    They've only given you a puzzle piece for the new meta they are brewing up behind the scenes. What if s+ turrets make it to the game? Minigun auto turrets with double the dmg and quad DPS, tranq turrets, flame turrets that deal % dmg.... not saying they will be in the game, but IF so, the meta becomes more balanced.

    And hey... check out unofficial... many servers are bad because they are ran by bad owners on slow machines like official servers with low cpu frequency, but some are truly great and they have great hardware that can handle the extra work of thousands of turrets. I know that I will be leaving most of my servers with the current meta and rebalancing the official turret rebalance if needed.

    Cheer up, wipe those tears away!

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    Have you guys ever played pvp? like seriously 100 turrets thats actually so dumb.... Youve pretty much just ruined so much work on the new servers.... do you know how easy it is to get into a base with a 100 turrets like thats is sooo stupid i actually feel like your trolling its litterally just the dumbest poop ive ever heard... oh and if you want to optimise your bad game maybe change your poop rendering system...

     

     

    IF THIS TURRET UPDATE COMES OUT I KNOW FOR A 100% FACT PVP SERVERS ARE DEAD NO ONE WILL BE PLAYING ANYMORE

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    I really hope that you guys rethink this, it will genuinely ruin the game, this would mean that i could raid nearly any base with a couple of stegos, before you guys do this, stop the swaying of dino’s and if that doesn’t fix the lag issue then i think this would be a decent patch, but not this low, in my opinion, i don’t think something as small as a turret lags a game too much, as i used to be server 10 alpha and currently play on a ragnarok i believe it is the servers, but if you could please test out by stopping the swaying and then if that doesn’t work, change the turret limit in 30 foundations to 200, if that doesn’t work 150, if that doesn’t work, you ultimately switch it to 100, but if after all of this nothing works, then you can really see that it’s the servers and not a turret issue, i really think that the sway will fix most of the lag, thank you for your time-_-

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    Greetings! My questions today are, will there be any large carnivores being added into the game sometime? Or is what we have it?

    Will the Giganotosaurus be getting a new model or size decrease, as it has been nerfed multiple times and it would be a little silly for something that big and menacing to not be as powerful as it looks?

    Last question, will the Leedsichthys be tameable? As I heard there were animations for failed and successful taming  in the dev kit.

    Thanks and best of luck in developing

    --Thomas

     

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    PvP players: OMG WILDCARD YOUR RUINING YOUR GAME OMG YOU STUPID PEOPLE

    PvE players: Ow look a new dossier!

     

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    On 11/18/2017 at 7:08 AM, wolfman750 said:

    GG on making your entire community quit!!! This turret change is stupid and everyone in my 300 member tribe is quitting as well as most of our allies

    Good, then at least other players can play properly, i wish they would add a tribe member limit

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    I wanted a digest. But most of all wanted to hear if primitive plus on console would ever be updated. Also will structures + be on console soon?

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    1 minute ago, MOSHfit said:

    I wanted a digest. But most of all wanted to hear if primitive plus on console would ever be updated. Also will structures + be on console soon?

    Primitive Plus is going to be getting some updates, there was a recent tweet that indicated this from Ced: 

    There is no ETA yet for S+ for any platform whether it be PC, Xbox or PS4.

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    Primitive Plus is going to be getting some updates, there was a recent tweet that indicated this from Ced: 
    There is no ETA yet for S+ for any platform whether it be PC, Xbox or PS4.
    Ok cool thanks

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    9 hours ago, BigRad said:

    lol wow this game has so many whiners. Toughen up youngsters.... its a survival game. Adapt or die.

     

    They've only given you a puzzle piece for the new meta they are brewing up behind the scenes. What if s+ turrets make it to the game? Minigun auto turrets with double the dmg and quad DPS, tranq turrets, flame turrets that deal % dmg.... not saying they will be in the game, but IF so, the meta becomes more balanced.

    And hey... check out unofficial... many servers are bad because they are ran by bad owners on slow machines like official servers with low cpu frequency, but some are truly great and they have great hardware that can handle the extra work of thousands of turrets. I know that I will be leaving most of my servers with the current meta and rebalancing the official turret rebalance if needed.

    Cheer up, wipe those tears away!

    10k units is about 64 foundations. Turrets on high is 27 foundations. Adapt to what? There will be so many spots they can walk up to your base. You obviously don't know what you're talking about. Unless they change the range (which they aren't) you're screwed. They made it impossible to be a small tribe now. So learn before you talk out of your ass. 

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