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    Rentable PS4 Servers & Ragnarok Update!

    Hey, Survivors! :Jerbhi:

    We've got some very exciting news for you!

    Rentable PS4 Servers

    As of today, you will now be able to rent private dedicated PC hosted PS4 servers, and we've also been able to confirm that Xbox One rentable servers will be making their way to ARK in September! Nitrado is the first providers to offer ARK PC hosted console servers as we go through this initial technical iteration and launch phase, with other companies joining the party later. For those itching to get started head on over to https://nitra.do/arkps4!

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    These servers will offer you the opportunity to host private, player-run servers for you and your console friends to enjoy with up to 100 players per server. A key feature offered is “Cross ARK”, which allows players to connect multiple custom private servers together to create a large cluster and jump seamlessly between different servers. All server settings can be adapted to your preference by editing the settings through the web portal.

    For those on Player Dedicated servers, rest assured, we'll be continuing to support those throughout ARK, this is just an additional feature we're adding as an option for players. :Jerblove:

    Ragnarok Update!

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    We're excited to say Ragnarok has received its first expansion and here's what the the development team behind the map had to say:

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    Ragnarok is expanding into the South West region of the map where it'll be opening up the playing field by adding a near 25% (the size of The Island) additional playable landmass including: large islands, lots of flat-lands to build, a new experimental free range Wyvern cove, temple ruins, a meteor crash site, underwater passages, as well as a mini Tasmania Australia as we call it.

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    This most recent update has been a challenge creativity-wise. Scorched Earth and The Island assets were never really meant to be placed side by side necessarily, so finding that balanced between the two has been rewarding. We really wanted to emphasize a change from the more tight-knit North West to a more open and accessible South West. Where, we could give ARK players a host of new wide open areas to conquer and explore, as well as the real estate to really drive those large creative builds.

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    With this update, we wanted to try something new, something different. Rather than just do another Wyvern trench in the South, we thought, why not mix it up and give the wyverns a domain to reign over, rather than crowd them in a trench. This drives a bit more uncertainty with the player's safety, as well as creating dangerous air traffic! Moving forward with Ragnarok development, players can expect two things: Us going back and adding some extra love and definition to the most recently released area as well as more resources, and us fixing any bugs that show up in the South West that we or any player may find in their adventures!

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    This major version update also included a number of awesome changes and fixes for PC v256:

    - Tameable Titanoboas!
    - New Server Option: Force Respawn of Wild Dinos on Server Restart! Enabled by default on official servers, this will force weekly respawns of dinos on all servers to prevent certain dino types (like the Basilo and Spino) from becoming depopulated on long running servers. (?ServerAutoForceRespawnWildDinosInterval=SECONDS). Note in some cases this may not work more than once, we may have solved the case but we're looking into it ;) .
    - New Server Option: Tribe Size and Alliance Size Limits! The new tribe member limit is defaulted to 70 players and the new alliance per tribe limit is defaulted to 10 on official servers (MaxAlliancesPerTribe=# and MaxTribesPerAlliance=# in Game.ini). Note: Values may be off by 1 (looking into it!), so just pick your number and then add 1 to it.
    - Platform Saddles are now limited to maximum 40 saddles per tribe. Each platform saddle (with structures) counts as 19 tribe tame slots (?PersonalTamedDinosSaddleStructureCost=19 & ?MaxPersonalTamedDinos=40).
    - 1/4 sized Ragnarok map update (the "Southwest Update")
    - Eggs no longer fall through structures during rendering.
    - Baby ovis should no longer fall through structures after being born.
    - Players can now escape being grappled by any enemy by using tools with blades to "cut" the line.
    - Turrets now have a Players Only mode which targets players riding on dinos before targetting the dino.
    - Crops can now be fertilized be pressing E on them instead of having to open the inventory.
    - Hatching and Gestation progress bars now include countdown timers as well as percentages.
    - The structure limit is now properly indicated to the player once the limit is reached.
    - Containers/structure inventories now indicate how many slots are full without having to open them.
    - Corrected spelling of Pulminoscorpius.
    - Pump action shotgun pellets per shot increased from 10 to 12 (20% damage increase on full hit), initial spread decreased from 10 to 7.5, and max cone size at full range decreased from 100 to 75 degrees.
    - Decreased the stun on humans from shocking tranq darts from 5 seconds to 2 seconds.
    - Fixed 3 exploits used to get under the world map.
    - When structures or tames are deleted due to the PVE timer expiring it is now properly communicated in the tribe log.
    - Huge perf gains, may vary based on system configuration due to upgrading to the latest Unreal Rendering code. After changing your in game settings, be sure to restart your clients!

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    Just on Nitrado website. People are having problems with server space being already sold out. AND THIS IS JUST PS4 AND PC!!!!  

    Xbox Rentable servers won't be available until September now?!?!?!?!?!?!?! 

    Looks like buying a second Xbox will be a better option still at this point. 

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    Will we be able to transfer characters and items/dinos to Ragnarok on release day?

    I've heard some say no, and then I see Alpha tribes getting ready to transfer and "lock down" Ragnarok servers on day 1. Which is it?

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    Yes you can but they will also release new servers where you have to start from the beginning and can't transfer anything so in short: There are servers who allow it and servers who don't :) 

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    Yes and No.

    You won't be able to transfer anything to "new" Ragnarok servers from legacy. Once on the new Ragnarok servers you will be able to transfer to from them with other new servers.

    If you are on a legacy console server, then yes, you will be able to transfer character and dinos to new "legacy" Ragnarok servers.

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    A game where its main draw is being able to tame and utilize dinosaurs and yet the developers manage to discourage putting saddles on your tames. If my eyes roll any harder, im going to permanently look like Little Orphan Annie

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    Got my server running. Needs improvement. The ping is fantastic but players are getting kicked every 30 minutes or so. Usually while placing structures.

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    7 hours ago, Onestepklown said:

    Hi I just purchased a DoDo server for ps4. How do I load it?

    Sign into Nitrado.

    Go to "My Services".

    Click on "Web Interface".

    In the top left it will say "Server Started" or "Server Stopped". Simply hit the red "Stop Server" or green "Restart Server" to do whichever you need.

    *note* You will HAVE to restart the server if you make any changes to your game settings. They won't be applied until a restart happens.

    If your server says it's running and you can't find it, under "Settings" click "general" and look at your server name. Either search that or change it to whatever you want (which will require a server restart). And you should find.

    Hope this helps.

     

     

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    18 minutes ago, MastaWayne said:

    Sign into Nitrado.

    Go to "My Services".

    Click on "Web Interface".

    In the top left it will say "Server Started" or "Server Stopped". Simply hit the red "Stop Server" or green "Restart Server" to do whichever you need.

    *note* You will HAVE to restart the server if you make any changes to your game settings. They won't be applied until a restart happens.

    If your server says it's running and you can't find it, under "Settings" click "general" and look at your server name. Either search that or change it to whatever you want (which will require a server restart). And you should find.

    Hope this helps.

     

     

    Thanks! What a process eh! I also found that Nitrado has a wiki. https://wiki.nitrado.net/en/Category:ARK:_Survival_Evolved

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    Xbox One rentable servers will be making their way to ARK in September

    I'm sure this was just a mistake and what you meant to write was on Aug 29th. As it was already supposed to be here and is a function of a fully functional game, which I know wildcard wouldn't "Release" a game that isn't fully functional. I'd really like to play this game again and refuse to do so till I can host via pc. 

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    45 minutes ago, Mastermind42011 said:

    Xbox One rentable servers will be making their way to ARK in September

    I'm sure this was just a mistake and what you meant to write was on Aug 29th. As it was already supposed to be here and is a function of a fully functional game, which I know wildcard wouldn't "Release" a game that isn't fully functional. I'd really like to play this game again and refuse to do so till I can host via pc. 

    It's not a mistake. It will be available in September.

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    3 hours ago, GP said:

    It's not a mistake. It will be available in September.

    Well yeah, if it releases as it should on the 29th it would be available in September, but for wildcards integrity and failure to deliver on time, I'd hope it releases on time, the 29th. And using the certification process with microsoft is not an excuse. You know you have to certify, plan that into the timeline or keep your mouth shut.

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    8 minutes ago, Mastermind42011 said:

    Well yeah, if it releases as it should on the 29th it would be available in September, but for wildcards integrity and failure to deliver on time, I'd hope it releases on time, the 29th. And using the certification process with microsoft is not an excuse. You know you have to certify, plan that into the timeline or keep your mouth shut.

    Whether you hope rentable servers release on 29th or not doesn't really matter, they've said it will be available in September so nobody should be expecting or hoping for them on 29th because they have clearly said the current situation is September.

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    Wow, really, should I start quoting from the past arc digests over the past year? It's been promised at least 10x and we were told it would be released at the beginning of July with the game.... which didn't happen. So basically you are just a fan boy who is so wrong it's laughable. Actually only one time and the most recent does September get mentioned at the release and it's the latest that has been mentioned.... you sir should keep your mouth shut when people are trying to call out a company for their inability to meet deadlines, since that's what consumers are supposed to do to company's who make millions of dollars on them, especially when many promises remain unfulfilled and bugs exist in a game that is "ready for release." If you want to continue with wool over your eyes and allow yourself to be lied to and taken advantage of, that's on you.

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    10 minutes ago, Mastermind42011 said:

    Wow, really, should I start quoting from the past arc digests over the past year? It's been promised at least 10x and we were told it would be released at the beginning of July with the game.... which didn't happen. So basically you are just a fan boy who is so wrong it's laughable. Actually only one time and the most recent does September get mentioned at the release and it's the latest that has been mentioned.... you sir should keep your mouth shut when people are trying to call out a company for their inability to meet deadlines, since that's what consumers are supposed to do to company's who make millions of dollars on them, especially when many promises remain unfulfilled and bugs exist in a game that is "ready for release." If you want to continue with wool over your eyes and allow yourself to be lied to and taken advantage of, that's on you.

    I'm not being lied to or taken advantage of. I know WC miss their intended deadlines a lot, but hey I know how life works and no business is perfect in everything. I also know that rentable servers will come to Xbox just like it has to PS4. But hey keep on moaning because eventually it will arrive regardless.

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    3 minutes ago, GP said:

    I'm not being lied to or taken advantage of. I know WC miss their intended deadlines a lot, but hey I know how life works and no business is perfect in everything. I also know that rentable servers will come to Xbox just like it has to PS4. But hey keep on moaning because eventually it will arrive regardless.

    "No business is perfect in everything" sheer dumb luck woulda made them accidently hit a deadline at this point. I'm not even moaning about the fact that I can't host my own server on my own pc, that supposedly won't be available for till fall, I'm pissed because I can't even pay an over inflated cost, by a partner of wildcards, that I'd be willing to put money on they are receiving compensation or a kickback of some sort from. Which is supposedly sitting ready, at least that's what jat said 2 weeks ago. Ps4 and xbox ready but xbox is waiting on certs from microsoft. So yeah im upset that I can't even get the backwards, dumbed down, version of what they have promised us that is meant to cow us.

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    1 minute ago, Mastermind42011 said:

    "No business is perfect in everything" sheer dumb luck woulda made them accidently hit a deadline at this point. I'm not even moaning about the fact that I can't host my own server on my own pc, that supposedly won't be available for till fall, I'm pissed because I can't even pay an over inflated cost, by a partner of wildcards, that I'd be willing to put money on they are receiving compensation or a kickback of some sort from. Which is supposedly sitting ready, at least that's what jat said 2 weeks ago. Ps4 and xbox ready but xbox is waiting on certs from microsoft. So yeah im upset that I can't even get the backwards, dumbed down, version of what they have promised us that is meant to cow us.

    I suggest you just chill out and relax a bit. September is only a couple of weeks away now.

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    "Xbox One rentable servers will be making their way to ARK in September!" Really? September? Postponing as always ... day 8, day 29, September ... and so on... Nice

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    So i was digging around a bit in the ps4 server options.. does "slots" mean characters? For example, the "dodo" option has ten slots, so there can be ten characters on that server? Also, if anyone could explain the cluster function with these private servers a bit more thoroughly I would appreciate it. 

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