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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! ;)

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    Congratulations devs.  It's awesome but just a way for alpha tribes to remain untouchable.  No more fear.  Instead of finding a way to fix the game so that alphas could actually be challenged you just made them unstoppable.  Where is the fun in that.  Way to cater to the few who play the game instead of the many that invested into the game.  Tech looks great but just not right for regular PvP.  Seriously weaken the freakin giga.  It's power is stupid.

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    went to get artifact of the pack so i can do boss encounter and the upper south cave is bugged right before you get to artifact it knocks you out the cave and you end up on top of mesa .sorry i could not find a good spot to post the bug 

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    Does anyone know when the Center will get this update? I also feel like there's a lot of aspects of this update which really aren't that applicable to PVE servers. I also worry about the amount of chunks/entities that the suits cause. With the already lag, what does this create?

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    8 hours ago, CeaselessFish said:

    Anyone know how to unlock more hair styles? I only ask because one featured quite a lot in the gamespot preview was a tied back style and it doesn't seem to be available. That being said, the hair /beard system is amazing. Best I've seen in any game. Looking forward to the new styles 

    They will be adding new hair styles in future updates. The next Patch Notes state they are adding more, 4 if I recall, and they are unlocked via explorer notes.

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    21 minutes ago, Jonopeo said:

    Does anyone know when the Center will get this update? I also feel like there's a lot of aspects of this update which really aren't that applicable to PVE servers. I also worry about the amount of chunks/entities that the suits cause. With the already lag, what does this create?

    The Center has the update, but in regards to Tek it is limited access for now until the Boss system is updated.

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    Could Xbox One and PS4 get proper third-person please. The current thing is just some pooey orbital camera that doesn't allow you to do anything but remove the UI.

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    33 minutes ago, GamerPerfection said:

    The Center has the update, but in regards to Tek it is limited access for now until the Boss system is updated.

    Aye, that's what I meant, I heard the bosses in The Center only drop little Element. Do we know what stats on rex's would be good for the hard bosses yet? I have 372% base melee 10.5k hp base stat rex's now and wondered if they'd be strong enough with 100% imprint bonus stats + max level stats on top to do the bosses (if we took max amount of dinos)

     

    End stats would be around 650% melee 25khp or higher

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    What is going on with the taming? Tamed a 150 argentavis on a dedicated server. And tamed with kibble and kibble only it came out a 193 and was supposed to come out a 221.

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    32 minutes ago, Perses said:

    What is going on with the taming? Tamed a 150 argentavis on a dedicated server. And tamed with kibble and kibble only it came out a 193 and was supposed to come out a 221.

     

    Did it get hit by accident and lose taming effectiveness? Also, a number of narcos you use will effect this

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    23 minutes ago, Jonopeo said:

    Did it get hit by accident and lose taming effectiveness? Also, a number of narcos you use will effect this

    Never got hit. I starve tamed it in seclusion in my taming pen and 0 narcotics were used

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    26 minutes ago, Jonopeo said:

    Did it get hit by accident and lose taming effectiveness? Also, a number of narcos you use will effect this

    Never got hit. I starve tamed it in seclusion in my taming pen and 0 narcotics were used

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    16 minutes ago, DragonVB said:

    What's with the pixelated people in front of the barber shop?

    They're naturists!

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    How exactly are the underwater bases going to work? will i be able to use traditional power generators to fuel an airlock system or will i have to repeatedly defeat bosses to get elements to keep my base alive under water?

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    On 1/30/2017 at 0:26 PM, Tmxelmo said:

    Can anyone from development confirm what date this is coming to PS4?

    I have heard rumors of 2/12/17

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    For the Love of GOD please fix these server performance issues this is ridiculously overdue. 

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    7 minutes ago, lghspd4me said:

    For the Love of GOD please fix these server performance issues this is ridiculously overdue. 

    From my experience, The main problem is massive abandoned bases. If you're server is running like crap, run a titan through it to clean things up.

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    Just now, Dazed said:

    From my experience, The main problem is massive abandoned bases. If you're server is running like crap, run a titan through it to clean things up.

    That's actually a pretty good idea.. my server is filled with old abandoned bases

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    Heads up as it's only 4 more days, but Ark and the DLC are on sale for Xbox Gold members until Feb 6th.

     

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    guys ur nuts on official server we went to broodmother with 12 rexes 600+dmg 10 khp and 5 people with mc crosbows + mc  asault rifles  1k bulets each we spend all bullets and 10 of 12 rexes died  for hard brood mother we need 50 rexes?  for dragon 500 ?

    in the end we lost 5k bulets 10 rexes and we took 6 element that we cant even transfer at main server center

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