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    Patch 254: TEK Tier, Purlovia, Baryonyx, Basilosaurus, Ovis, Hair, and more!

    The Final Stretch Survivors! Patch 254 is a tech-focused patch introducing new armour, structures, game mechanics, and for new friends will be available to discover, tame, and train as Survivors make their way towards defeating the Ultimate Lifeform. We are excited to introduce TEK Tier Phase 1, Hairstyles & Facial Hair, Jousting, the fluffy Ovis, the piscivorous Baryonyx, the beloved Basilosaurus, and the pouncing Purlovia!

    TEK Tier is the end-game technology tier in our crafting system and as of Patch 254, players will be able to get their first taste of the content. As we progress towards release, we will be introducing more features and structures based around TEK. This update is our introductory phase and includes a power armour set, the TEK Replicator, used for crafting and the TEK Transmitter, used for the CrossARK System. 

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    TEK Tier earned & powered by defeating Bosses and collecting their Element will put players in power armour granting them advanced abilities, and add powerful TEK Saddles with mounted energy weapons to the capabilities of some of their favourite dinos, including your favourite apex predator, the T-Rex! 

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    Players will be able to use the TEK armour to evolve their abilities, from how they fight:

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    to how they travel:

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    with many more additional features and structures to come! It should be noted that we will still be adding in technology and structures to other tech-tiers of the game throughout development! 

    Another long awaited feature for ARK will be making its debut today. We want to provide the opportunity to allow players to express themselves through their character design as much as possible!

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    As characters play on their ARKs their hair and facial hair will begin to grow over time. Using scissors, and the hairstyling knowledge they have acquired through playing the game they'll be able to dye, cut, trim and style to the appearance that they prefer!

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    Over time we'll be introducing more hairstyles and facial hair options, as well as looking into further ways that players will be able to discover their style!

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    Patch 254 also includes a menagerie of new creatures for Survivors to get a hold of!

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    Ovis Aries, our favourite farmyard animal! Ovis stands little chance against the Island's many predators, its continued survival in the face of these severe challenges in a mystery to all. Survivors have found herds of Ovis to be useful in farm life. Their thick wool can be repeatedly sheared with the proper tools, and after raised they are often slaughtered for their mutton which is used to cook lamb chops. 

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    Despite their vulnerabilities, some survivors have humorously attempted to utilise Ovis as a mount, since it can clamber up steeper inclines than many other animals.

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    Basilosaurus Solatiumfecit, one of the strangest creatures surrounding the island. It has proven to be a very powerful swimmer which has adapted to shallow waters quite remarkably, such that it will rapidly recover from injuries when near the water's surface. The creature is usually followed around by other predatory creatures, as its eating habit leaves scraps for scavengers to consume. Its blubber is found to be incredibly greasy so survivors often slaughter the Basilosaurus for oil.

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    Purlovia Maxima, the carnivore which perfectly embodies the element of surprise. An incredibly patient hunter, used by tribes in staging an ambush or as a village guardian. With tamed packs of Purlovia, survivors have often assembled a minefield of deadly claws and teeth, ready to pounce their enemies and prey. 

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    Baryonyx Aquafulgur, one of the smaller of the large predators. The Baryonyx is an extremely fast swimmer who is still nimble enough to threaten most creatures on the island. Baryonyx makes an ideal choice for anyone interested in frequently moving between water and land travel with ease and valuing speed and agility over raw strength. The highly specific metabolism of Baryonyx seems to allow it to heal wounds almost preternaturally fast after feeding on nutritious fish meat.

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    Patch 254 also introduces the highly-requested weapon, the Lance and the ability for survivors to joust one another. Ride to your nearest stadium, and compete head to head with other Survivors! Jousting requires a certain amount of skill from survivors, as the weight of the lance has made it difficult for ungifted riders to correctly control their mount, however with the right amount of practice it has proven to be a great tool to knock other survivors off of their tames!

    Not to mention a number of QOL changes (Pressing the [TAB] key to switch between chat channels, and directionally jumping off your mounts plus more!) and bug fixes (Fixes to how players seep through geometry, the infamous Allosaurus 'raiding' bug, and more!) You can check out the entire patch notes here: 

    We are planning to release the patch today at 20:00 EST! 

    There's not long to go! Plus in the meantime we've also put up the notes for our next upcoming patch which you can read about here:

    Upcoming Version: v255, ETA: February 20
    - New Dino: Electrophorus!
    - New Dino: Microraptor!
    - New Dino: Ammonite!
    - New Dino: Thylacoleo!
    - New Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
    - New Structure: Tek Power Generator
    - New Structure: Tek Shield Generator
    - New Structure: Tek Tileset & Tek Doors
    - Four additional head hairstyles and four additional facial hairstyles, unlockable by acquiring Explorer Notes
    [MORE NOTES TO COME!] 

    ARK: TEK Tier Sale!

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    To celebrate the release of TEK Tier Phase 1 and reaching a new milestone in ARK's development, the core game and Scorched Earth are both available at their largest discounts ever! Survivors can pick up ARK: Survival Evolved for 67% off and Scorched Earth for 51% off. If you pick it up as a bundle, you get a further 15% discount!

    Thanks, Survivors! We hope you enjoy the update! ;)

    :Jerblove:

    Edited by Jat

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     Soups/Beers can no longer be eaten by Dinos

    The hell? As a aquatic centric survivor Lazerus Chowder is pretty important for some of my dinos to have access too :(

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    1 minute ago, xxxknightguardxxx said:

    Is the sale for steam only? Or is the sale on XB1 as well? 

    Steam only, which makes sense considering this huge update is Steam only right now.

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    Very Exciting!!! I can't wait for it to be released on xbox one. Hopefully it runs ok with our dedicated server.

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    Just now, GamerPerfection said:

    Steam only, which makes sense considering this huge update is Steam only right now.

    Very true. Makes sense lol. Do you know if this sale will be for the console versions on the 14th when the update drops for them? I have a buddy I want to buy the bundle for. 

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    1 hour ago, Picolo XL said:

    So.. New tier.. alot of new stuff and mechanics.. And ARK in SALE!

     

    What about some new Servers for the returning / new players? :) (Some that you can not transfer to from all officials like cluster or ORP servers?) (I wanne come back :/:D )

    SO TRUEEE !!!!!! to much laaaaag

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    Just now, xxxknightguardxxx said:

    Very true. Makes sense lol. Do you know if this sale will be for the console versions on the 14th when the update drops for them? I have a buddy I want to buy the bundle for. 

    That I do not know. One can only hope!

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    I watched the video in the last community crunch im beyond ready for this on consoles

    :Jerblove:

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    Looks amazing, so glad about the hair as well, adds a little more customizability to the game in general. Also Iron Man suits. And Bob Ross.

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    1 hour ago, Dustiest-Ninja said:

    @Jat You need to take down and edit this video because at 1:59 you can in the reflection see unblurred topless nudity!

    Dear god! Natural human nudity! AVERT YOUR EYES OR YOU'LL BE SMITED!

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    23 minutes ago, PammyPop said:

    Dear god! Natural human nudity! AVERT YOUR EYES OR YOU'LL BE SMITED!

    ^ lol best reply today

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    Great, the power creep from lvl 1 waking up on the beach to a top level tribe is now near infinite.  If I wanted to play iron man or have shield generators like star wars, there are much better games to play.  I play this game for the primitive feel. I don't know why you are trying so hard to kill your game.

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    Can any of the Devs add some more info on the new chat log commands, where they should go, and if they go in the ini files, or command line please?

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    Welp, we've been hyped up for getting Tek Tier stuff for years now, at least 2 years. It's finally here, I get in game, open engrams and... It's locked out and won't let me have it. See here:

    WHAT THE FLYING FRAK DEVS?!!??!!?!?!

    Does anyone have any idea how in the heck to unlock this? 

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    9 minutes ago, kithylin said:

    Welp, we've been hyped up for getting Tek Tier stuff for years now, at least 2 years. It's finally here, I get in game, open engrams and... It's locked out and won't let me have it. See here:

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    WHAT THE FLYING FRAK DEVS?!!??!!?!?!

    Does anyone have any idea how in the heck to unlock this? 

    You have to defeat the final bosses to learn the knowledge on how to craft the items. The items also require the new resource "Element" which is only obtainable from the final bosses.

    So you had better get stock piling those Artifacts. Oh yeah, and they also wiped any previous Artifacts that you have already obtained prior to the v254 patch. RIP. :Jerbcry::Jerbmad:

    From the Patch Notes:

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    "Note: Artifacts have been deleted once, in order to ensure the new limits on carrying them take effect (only Players can carry them now)."

     

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    Just now, PommieGamer said:

    You have to defeat the final bosses to learn the knowledge on how to craft the items. The items also require the new resource "Element" which is only obtainable from the final bosses.

    So you had better get stock piling those Artifacts. Oh yeah, and they wiped any previous Artifacts you have already obtained. RIP:

    From the Patch Notes:

     

    Welp, total bullcrap. The biggest thing to come to ark that's been hype-trained up for over 2 years and it finally comes here and it's so impossible to get and requires a tribe of 8 people. Our low population servers will never see it. It's literally impossible here. So much for that.

    I can only pray that someone figures out the console commands to either learn the tek tier items or generate patterns for em and I can hand em out to everyone on the server so I can bypass this bullcrappery. GG ruining the game devs.

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    44 minutes ago, kithylin said:

    Welp, total bullcrap. The biggest thing to come to ark that's been hype-trained up for over 2 years and it finally comes here and it's so impossible to get and requires a tribe of 8 people. Our low population servers will never see it. It's literally impossible here. So much for that.

    I can only pray that someone figures out the console commands to either learn the tek tier items or generate patterns for em and I can hand em out to everyone on the server so I can bypass this bullcrappery. GG ruining the game devs.

    I agree, it seems like all of the latest end-game content is geared towards large tribes. I run a private server that only myself and a friend play on. We consider ourselves to be fairly good and competent players, but some of the things are becoming beyond difficult for us to achieve in a duo. RIP if your a solo player.

    You mean like this one? http://pastebin.com/cQ3z701W

    These are the new admin console commands for all of the new content in v254.

    Source: Jat Twitter

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    Fixed Pastebin link
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