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      Note for players regarding Ascension (please open terminal/tribute before ascending)   02/04/18

      With the latest server update on PC (v276.493), if you're going to attempt ascension, before doing so please make sure you've opened a supply crate/transmitter/obelisk/ basically anything terminal/tribute inventories. It's a temp workaround to characters being lost when ascending whilst we're investigating character issues further.
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    TLC Pass 2: Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaur, & Triceratops!

    Patch v279 finds its way charge through the ARK with new some tender loving care for some old friends! The Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaur, and Triceratops find themselves receiving varied gameplay and visual upgrades! 

    Here's a breakdown of the six creatures that received improvements in this TLC pass:

    Dino TLC - The Argentavis!

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    - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
    - Can carry two creatures
            C - grabs/releases creatures with beak
            Right Click - grabs/releases creatures with claws
    - Health regen buff from consuming corpses
    - Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station
    - Reduced the weight of various resources by up to 50% (Obsidian, Metal, Metal Ingot, Polymer, and Stone)

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    Dino TLC - The Parasaur!

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    - Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities:
    - Alarm mode
            Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats
            Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present
    - Scare small creatures
            C when ridden - scares away small/mid creatures
            Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it
    - Scan
            Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden
            Scans for nearby threats
            Notifies you visually when threats are present

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    Dino TLC - The Raptor!

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    - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
    - Pounce
            press right click to pounce on a target
            pins small targets to ground for short period
            press left click to attack repeatedly
    - Pack Buff
           Activates with C key when 2 Raptors (with a max pack size of 6) are together
            Increases damage resistance
            Increases movement speed
            Increases attack speed
            Lasts 15s

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    Dino TLC - The Sarcosuchus!

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    - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
    - Idles with mouth open now
    - Death roll
            Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them
    - Lunge
            Can lunge towards a target in front of it
    - 180 attack
            Can spin in place to attack foes behind it
    - Walkable
            Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back
            Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft
    - Swimming depth
            Maintains its current depth when swimming
            Can lurk just below the surface
    - Piranhas Flee
            Piranhas flee when they encounter a Sarcosuchus
            Includes nearby ally Sarcos for players

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    Dino TLC - The Spinosaur!

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    - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
    - Water buff
            Given when in water
            Bonus movement speed
            Bonus turning radius
            Bonus attack damage
            Bonus healing
            Persists for short period after leaving the water
    - Added Biped/Quadruped toggled with right-click
        Biped
            Stronger attacks
            Can turn in place
     Quadruped
            Faster movement speed
    - Prefers prime fish for taming

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    Dino TLC - The Triceratops!

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    - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
    - Ram
            Charge up for short period
            Longer it's charged, the faster it goes
            Cripples target when hit
            Knocks small dinos away while charging (charge a group of dodos to see)
    - Rivalry buff
            Given buff when nearby to large carnivores
            Increases damage output slightly
            Decreases damage taken slightly
            Increases health by 10%

    Miscellaneous notes for v279!

    - Ragnarok update
        Streaming bounds fix to help with memory
        Fixed multiple holes, bugged beacons, and floating foliage.
        Better lighting around LL dungeon
    - Hole fixes for
        Aberration
        The Center
        The Island
    - Fixed an issue where Griffin feather colours appeared to be default in single player.
    - Opened up transfers for the non-aberrant version of creatures to be transferred onto Aberration. For example, both Paracer and Aberrant Paracer can exist on Aberration.

    Going forward!

    That's it for this update guys! We hope you enjoy the new changes and we can't wait to see your feedback. As mentioned previously, we're targetting a console release for this update in mid-April and will keep you posted about more accurate release dates once we get closer to submitting the patch. We'll need a bit more time to work on Primitive+, it'll have the missing engrams for the DLC as well as the latest Dino TLC content in an upcoming patch!

    Now that TLC #2 has been released we will be turning our focus more directly on to bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements for the core game in the weeks ahead. Going forward, we'll be consolidating the patching process on PC. We will be leaning heavily on regular Tuesday (or Wednesday if needed) deployments unless critical fixes require patches outside of that regular patch day. These will become collective weekly bug and quality-of-life patching updates. 

    PS4 North America Sale!

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    ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!

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    Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 23rd of March at 1 PM EST until Monday at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

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

    Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST!

    Community Crunch 123!

    If you hadn't seen, we posted our latest Community Crunch yesterday, so check it out to see the latest from our Mod Community Manager, Zen Rowe and the most recent community contest winners and fan features!

    That's it for this announcement guys! We hope you enjoy the new update! 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

    :Jerblove:

    Edited by Jatheish

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    wow awesome update,

    I miss having Argentavis while playing on Aberration, :( , it makes funny noises.

     

    I thought Spino was given an ability to harvest Prime Fish Meat, but turns out it prefers Prime Fish Meat for taming it ?

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    *Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST!*
    Does that mean it's 3x or smthing till Wednesday?

    TLC looks absolutely amazing! Cant wait to see the new argies

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    "we will be turning our focus more directly on to bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements for the core game in the weeks ahead."

    YAAAAAAAAAS

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    3 minutes ago, Flakz said:

    *Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST!*
    Does that mean it's 3x or smthing till Wednesday?

    No it just means the current 2x is still running until Wednesday. The new 2x event is at the weekend.

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    Is this live now?    /stuckatwork

    Wondering if hard numbers are available for the Spino abilities, IE how much the buffs gain, how long it lasts out of water, etc.

     

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    No it just means the current 2x is still running until Wednesday. The new 2x event is at the weekend.


    Just realised i misread it. Thought IT was to the 23rd and not from

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    "Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend!"

    How is it special, its just normal 2x we have every weekend, not really special anymore. :P

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    Just now, Migol said:

    Is this live now?    /stuckatwork

    Wondering if hard numbers are available for the Spino abilities, IE how much the buffs gain, how long it lasts out of water, etc.

     

    Yes it is live now. It is approx 12.3Gb in size.

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    Very nice! I am looking forward to try out all the "new" Dinos :) (after patching...)

    Is a 3th Dino TLC coming aswell? With a Kibble change?

     

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    1 minute ago, Mavrick said:

    "Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend!"

    How is it special, its just normal 2x we have every weekend, not really special anymore. :P

    We just like to give ya guys special treats often! Mind you, it's not every weekend :P

    *Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST!*
    Does that mean it's 3x or smthing till Wednesday?

    TLC looks absolutely amazing! Cant wait to see the new argies

     

    2x until tomorrow, and then again on through the weekend.

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    Thanks for that btw Jath, seriously it keeps our tribe looking forward to the weekend for our big gathering/taming runs together.   

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    6 minutes ago, Migol said:

    Is this live now?    /stuckatwork

    Wondering if hard numbers are available for the Spino abilities, IE how much the buffs gain, how long it lasts out of water, etc.

     

    I am looking for those numbers too.

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    Why does steam require 53 GB to even start the download?

    even though the update is only 12.3 GB

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    10 minutes ago, Migol said:

    Is this live now?    /stuckatwork

    Wondering if hard numbers are available for the Spino abilities, IE how much the buffs gain, how long it lasts out of water, etc.

     

    Yes it is

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    1 minute ago, Frostitute said:

    A headsup that it will be 12GB would have been good. RIP baby dinos that will now starve to death.

    i have the same problem... rexes, spinos and wyverns

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    5 minutes ago, Tryz said:

    Why does steam require 53 GB to even start the download?

    even though the update is only 12.3 GB

    12.3 is the compressed files, then will decompress into 40.5 ish... total is the 53 required...

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    2 minutes ago, Anfield1893 said:

    i have the same problem... rexes, spinos and wyverns

    It was the same size last TLC, you gotta plan ahead, WC aint gonna do it for you
    PS: Wyverns can last for at least 7 hours if its a high lvl, Rexs 2-3hours before it starves for newly hatched

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