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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:

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    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

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    On 3/25/2018 at 8:14 AM, Onimusha759 said:

    As croc vs shark showed, it doesnt take a ninja master to effectively avoid a limited range of attack.  Ill say it again the spino is larger and therefore would most likely not fear the rex.  In all reality the 2 would most likely avoid 1 another, only over food or territory would they even consider all out warfare.  The rex has 1 utility, a massive pressure jaw that sits on the end of a long frame.  If you know geometry then you understand the farther something is from its focal point the less stable it is regardless the counter balance.  Lets not forget the rex was a lowly scavenger 1st and foremost and a hunter part time.  You underestimate the actual skill of wild animals and natural defensive instinct.  The spino knows how to use its arms and also was a full fledge hunter against things that could potentially fight back.  Do i think the spino is tactical enough to snap a neck, no probably not, but it would probably use its arms to grab and avoid a simple predictable assault and then wrestle its victim to the ground like most wild animals.  The rex cant use that because he cant get back up.  The spinos heavy and tall enough to pull it off.  For either beast its dire tho, 1 mistake for either would spell doom and its fully possible both die.

    Man no offense but you really are against the general consensus of what would happen if a tyrannosaurus rex and Spino actually encountered eachother in real life. 

    The t-rex has been shown to have about 3000lb more muscle force, it was far more intelligent, it had forward facing eyes which is a big advantage in itself.

    It had far better vision, and actually the complete opposite of what you say is true, it was a predator first and opportunistic scavenger second. T-rex would compete with eachother for prey, and take on dangerous prey, the spino ate fish... It was a specialised animal for hunting fish, the rex was specialised for biting through the bone of giant herbivores with crushing power.

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    45 minutes ago, RexManRex said:

    Man no offense but you really are against the general consensus of what would happen if a tyrannosaurus rex and Spino actually encountered eachother in real life. 

    The t-rex has been shown to have about 3000lb more muscle force, it was far more intelligent, it had forward facing eyes which is a big advantage in itself.

    It had far better vision, and actually the complete opposite of what you say is true, it was a predator first and opportunistic scavenger second. T-rex would compete with eachother for prey, and take on dangerous prey, the spino ate fish... It was a specialised animal for hunting fish, the rex was specialised for biting through the bone of giant herbivores with crushing power.

    And where are you getting this information?  I can believe the forward facing eye and better vision(We all know JP was wrong there), i even believe the muscle mass.  But the intelligence and predator is bull dude.  The rexs skull had a small cavity compared to its size, it had a small brain for something its size.  It suffered from lack of brain size because the skull was so thick, probably to protect its brain from rival rex.  Lets compare the 2 baddest bites of the modern world.   #1 is a rat living in the jungle that cracks open a coconut type seed that a hyena couldnt get into.  #2 is the hyena which is a scavenger 1st and formost(So the baddest bite of a modern carnivore belongs to a scavenger).  The rex has a bone breaking bite just like the hyena.  Why, because due to it being a scavenger it wouldnt get the hole meal and therefore it needs past the bone to get more nutrition or even eat the bone(Just like a hyena).  Animals are predictable, by seeing others with the same ability you can tell what it does.  The traits are traits of a scavenger or nutt eater, not a hunter.

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    3 hours ago, Onimusha759 said:

    And where are you getting this information?  I can believe the forward facing eye and better vision(We all know JP was wrong there), i even believe the muscle mass.  But the intelligence and predator is bull dude.  The rexs skull had a small cavity compared to its size, it had a small brain for something its size.  It suffered from lack of brain size because the skull was so thick, probably to protect its brain from rival rex.  Lets compare the 2 baddest bites of the modern world.   #1 is a rat living in the jungle that cracks open a coconut type seed that a hyena couldnt get into.  #2 is the hyena which is a scavenger 1st and formost(So the baddest bite of a modern carnivore belongs to a scavenger).  The rex has a bone breaking bite just like the hyena.  Why, because due to it being a scavenger it wouldnt get the hole meal and therefore it needs past the bone to get more nutrition or even eat the bone(Just like a hyena).  Animals are predictable, by seeing others with the same ability you can tell what it does.  The traits are traits of a scavenger or nutt eater, not a hunter.

    Watch this video, a recent presentation of the T rex by an expert.

    The rex was more intelligent than you realise, it came 30 million years after the spinosaurus... It was a more evolved and superior predator. It had better vision than an eagle, and an incredible sense of smell to go with it.

    There have been skeletons found of herbivores where a T rex tooth has been broken off and embedded into their bone but new bone had formed around it.

    This is evidence of the rex going after live animals rather than being primarily a. scavenger.

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    19 minutes ago, RexManRex said:

    Watch this video, a recent presentation of the T rex by an expert.

    The rex was more intelligent than you realise, it came 30 million years after the spinosaurus... It was a more evolved and superior predator. It had better vision than an eagle, and an incredible sense of smell to go with it.

    There have been skeletons found of herbivores where a T rex tooth has been broken off and embedded into their bone but new bone had formed around it.

    This is evidence of the rex going after live animals rather than being primarily a. scavenger.

    I haven't watched the video yet but i never said it wouldnt hunt, just that scavenging was its go to.  I have no doubt rexes have killed prey, it would just scavenge 1st.  So if i find a hyena tooth in a gazelle the hyena is magically a hunter 1st now?  No.  All carnivores can hunt, it might not be its go to tho.  As for a guy saying it was smarter because its more modern or some other odd ball reason, i call a quack.  Proven science, brain size offers a range of possible intelligence, this is campared to the creatures size.  Large creatures need a large brain to run all its nerves in its huge body.  The fact that its brain cavity is rather small for its size means the majority of its brain is used for running its body, leaving lil room for intelligence.  Your claiming high degree of sight when we have no eyeballs to study to know its sight abilities.  Now tho we could argue this argument is for future tlc patches, im rather surprised joe hasnt deleted posts or closed this thread yet, so we have to end this.  At base a spino wins by dps, rex has better health so could probably tank it out when properly bred.  I enjoy the new spino and cant wait to try it.

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    you listen to my idea for the trike :) were when larger dinos are near its gets a damage buff thanks for listening devs 

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    I know tlc pass 2 is coming out but my only question is when will you guys actually make primal survival i saw the trailer and my friends are wondering when it will be coming out I told them it will comeout probably when the dinos are fixed but they dont believe me they think you guys are cheapos I dont know what to tell them we had a plan to be a huge raptor pack but at this point I still believe in you guys dont give up. BTW I know that i have grammer mistakes but I need to fix my keyboard

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    20 minutes ago, ToneDemolisher said:

    I know tlc pass 2 is coming out but my only question is when will you guys actually make primal survival i saw the trailer and my friends are wondering when it will be coming out I told them it will comeout probably when the dinos are fixed but they dont believe me they think you guys are cheapos I dont know what to tell them we had a plan to be a huge raptor pack but at this point I still believe in you guys dont give up. BTW I know that i have grammer mistakes but I need to fix my keyboard

    Development on Primal Survival stopped a long time ago. It's not known at this stage whether development will resume again or not.

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    1 hour ago, GP said:

    Development on Primal Survival stopped a long time ago. It's not known at this stage whether development will resume again or not.

    What is primal survival?

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    Just now, oOAquaOo said:

    GP do you know when this is coming out on console?

    Mid-April is the latest ETA for console.

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    5 hours ago, GP said:

    Mid-April is the latest ETA for console.

    Mid april starts in 2-3 days.  We're so darn close to the estimated area and its weird we dont have an exact number considering how close it is.

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    As far as the TLC update.. the Argy saddle is still not working properly?

    its been fixed as a smithy saddle, and I can craft. But I cant repair gear as I would in a normal smithy,.  

    Also.. The fabricator. It would have been nice if the fabricator would have replaced the smithy, similar to the replicator replaces  both...

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    On 9.4.2018 at 12:18 AM, Onimusha759 said:

    Mid april starts in 2-3 days.  We're so darn close to the estimated area and its weird we dont have an exact number considering how close it is.

    I'm eagerly awaiting the next community crunch. Might tell us the exact date. I hope it will.

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    57 minutes ago, AdligerAdler said:

    I'm eagerly awaiting the next community crunch. Might tell us the exact date. I hope it will.

    Agreed and cheers to that :) 

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    On ‎4‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 12:48 AM, Yster said:

    As far as the TLC update.. the Argy saddle is still not working properly?

    its been fixed as a smithy saddle, and I can craft. But I cant repair gear as I would in a normal smithy

    Currently not a bug, it's intentional, they haven't decided if they want the Argy to be able to repair as it might be to OP. (saw this in a tweet) Personally think repair would be nice.

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    2 hours ago, Vinikid99 said:

    When is tlc 2 coming for consol?

    Next week.

     

    1 hour ago, Kyd said:

    Currently not a bug, it's intentional, they haven't decided if they want the Argy to be able to repair as it might be to OP. (saw this in a tweet) Personally think repair would be nice.

    If the repair ability is OP then the smithy ability is to.  Smithys repair metal items, they go hand in hand, so the devs need a wake up slap for this, idiots.

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    8 hours ago, Yster said:

    there is a hand tool you can craft to repair the item without a smithy.. 

    Nvr heard of this, sounds like a mod, unless its like the lasso and equus saddle

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    36 minutes ago, Onimusha759 said:

    Nvr heard of this, sounds like a mod, unless its like the lasso and equus saddle

    It's on Aberration.

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