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Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

    Eggcellent Adventure Returns!

    Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday April 16th until April 30th, survivors will be able to experience our annual Eggcellent Adventure event on PC, Xbox, and PS4! During Eggcellent Adventure, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's. These Bunny Eggs can paint or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft new holiday-themed item skins the Marshmallow Dodo Hat and Chocolate Bunny Club, as well as returning skins: Bunny Ears, a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon, Knitted Chick Hat, and Egg Shell Hat!

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    Bunny Oviraptor's will also drop festive Dino Candy this year. Collect the candy and feed it to your tames for a special festive effect! To top it all off, wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves feeling eggcellent, sporting bright colours of Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue!

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    New Items:
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_EasterDinoCandy.PrimalItemConsumable_EasterDinoCandy'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoMarshmallowHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoMarshmallowHat'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_MarshmallowHat.PrimalItemSkin_MarshmallowHat'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_Club_ChocolateRabbit.PrimalItemSkin_Club_ChocolateRabbit'" 1 0 0

    Existing Items:
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoChickHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoChickHat'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick.PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Leather/PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny.PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Halloween/PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg.PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg'" 1 0 0

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    Eggcellent Adventure Patch Notes!

    PC Patch Notes:

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    Eggcellent Adventure 4 (2019)!

    • Auto Activates 4/16-4/30
      • Not supported in Primitive Plus mode
    • Wild Bunny Oviraptors
      • 50% of wild Oviraptors (33% of wild Aberrant Dodos on Aberration) are Bunny Oviraptors
      • Cannot be tamed
      • NEW! Drop Easter Candy as they spread Easter joy!
        • Feed your candy to your tame for a fun festive effect!
    • Wild Bunny Dodos
      • 50% of wild Dodos (33% of wild Aberrant Dodos on Aberration) are Bunny Dodos
      • Cannot be tamed
      • Drop Easter Eggs as they spread Easter joy!
    • Easter Eggs
      • Can be placed in the world and painted
    • Easter Skins
      • Craftable in the Cooking Pot from Easter Eggs
      • Bunny Ears Skin
      • Procoptodon Bunny Costume
      • NEW! Marshmallow Dodo Hat
      • NEW! Chocolate Bunny Club
      • Egg Shell Hat
      • Chick Hat
    • Wild creatures have a chance to spawn with additional colors: Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue

    Managarmr

    • Drastically reduce frost breath range
      • Freezing stops at approximately turret range
      • Damage stops at approximately half turret range

    Prim+

    • Fixed inability to craft Primitive+ specific resources in the forge
    • Fixed inability to harvest coal from obsidian
    • Fixed inability to harvest beeswax
    • Fixed problems with beehive functionality
    • Cauldron/Industrial Cooker can now craft new kibble
    • New kibble is now functional on dinos

    Meshing

    • Hole fixes across Aberration, Extinction, Island, Ragnarok, Scorched Earth, and The Center
    • Iteration on metrics
    • Desert Titan now requires line-of-sight to do melee or lightning damage
    • Prevented cryoing Karkinos while they are carrying something

    Environment

    • Added bottom cap to mushroom trees on Aberration
    • Fixed Aberration Surface Damage gaps
    • Fixed issue with blue mushrooms not allowing Ankylo to harvest properly on Aberration
    • Moved 4 spawn points to be out of potential geo on The Island
    • Fixed location where player could become stuck on Extinction

    Exploits

    • Fixed exploit related to stacking physics impulses
    • Fixed exploit related to Rockwell Tentacles
    • Fixed exploit related to Tek Swords
    • Fixed exploit related to Fish Baskets

    Platform Saddle

    • Enable platform build limits saddles PlatformSaddleBuildAreaBoundsMultiplier, can be used to increase this radius on unofficials
    • Prevent platform Saddles counting towards the max turret limit

    Taxidermy

    • Now properly supports Weapons on Humans!
    • Adjusted Desert Titan's dermis offset

    Homestead

    • Icon Iteration
    • Fixed LODs for Tek Triangle Roof
    • Setup colorization for Fence Foundation
    • Setup colorization for Wood Railing

    Kentrosaurus

    • Added a hard clamp to damage reflection

    Equus

    • Fix preferred kibble

    GPS Transponders    

    • Fixed transponders disappearing
    • Placed Transponder Node no longer scales up after restart

    Mind Wipe    

    • Updated description of Mind Wipe to reflect 24-hour cooldown 

    Cryopods

    • Cryosick dinos are no longer able to attack
    • Now use players in-game name in the tribe log

    Industrial Cooker    

    • Now supports pulling water from any connected source
    • Never auto-activates when connected to water

    Extinction

    • Removed GlobalCuddleFoodList Override array

    Turrets

    • Use FastTurretTargeting system automatically for anything moving faster than 300 cm/s

    Sloped Wooden Wall

    • Adjusted Left Sloped Wooden Wall to fit better with attaching to a normal wall

    C4

    • Can now place C4 near ORP protected structures, except near foundations

    Dino Leash        

    • Dino leashes no longer can be placed near enemy foundations

    LOD iteration for

    • Basilisk
    • Flak Armor
    • Ghillie Armor

    Xbox and PS4 Patch Notes:

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    Eggcellent Adventure 4 (2019)!

    • Auto Activates 4/16-4/30
      • Not supported in Primitive Plus mode
    • Wild Bunny Oviraptors
      • 50% of wild Oviraptors (33% of wild Aberrant Dodos on Aberration) are Bunny Oviraptors
      • Cannot be tamed
      • NEW! Drop Easter Candy as they spread Easter joy!
        • Feed your candy to your tame for a fun festive effect!
    • Wild Bunny Dodos
      • 50% of wild Dodos (33% of wild Aberrant Dodos on Aberration) are Bunny Dodos
      • Cannot be tamed
      • Drop Easter Eggs as they spread Easter joy!
    • Easter Eggs
      • Can be placed in the world and painted
    • Easter Skins
      • Craftable in the Cooking Pot from Easter Eggs
      • Bunny Ears Skin
      • Procoptodon Bunny Costume
      • NEW! Marshmallow Dodo Hat
      • NEW! Chocolate Bunny Club
      • Egg Shell Hat
      • Chick Hat
    • Wild creatures have a chance to spawn with additional colors: Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue

    Managarmr

    • Drastically reduce frost breath range
      • Freezing stops at approximately turret range
      • Damage stops at approximately half turret range

    Prim+

    • Fixed inability to craft Primitive+ specific resources in the forge
    • Fixed inability to harvest coal from obsidian
    • Fixed inability to harvest beeswax
    • Fixed problems with beehive functionality
    • Cauldron/Industrial Cooker can now craft new kibble
    • New kibble is now functional on dinos

    Meshing

    • Desert Titan now requires line-of-sight to do melee or lightning damage
    • Prevented cryoing Karkinos while they are carrying something

    Exploits

    • Fixed exploit related to Rockwell Tentacles
    • Fixed exploit related to Tek Swords
    • Fixed exploit related to Fish Baskets

    Environment

    • Aberration
      • Fixed issue with blue mushrooms not allowing Ankylo to harvest properly

    Platform Saddle

    • Enable platform build limits saddles PlatformSaddleBuildAreaBoundsMultiplier, can be used to increase this radius on unofficials
    • Prevent platform Saddles counting towards the max turret limit

    Taxidermy

    • Now properly supports Weapons on Humans!
    • Adjusted Desert Titan's dermis offset

    Homestead

    • Icon Iteration
    • Fixed LODs for Tek Triangle Roof
    • Setup colorization for Fence Foundation
    • Setup colorization for Wood Railing

    Kentrosaurus

    • Added a hard clamp to damage reflection

    Equus

    • Fix preferred kibble

    GPS Transponders    

    • Fixed transponders disappearing
    • Placed Transponder Node no longer scales up after restart

    Mind Wipe    

    • Updated description of Mind Wipe to reflect 24-hour cooldown 

    Rendering Artifacts

    • Fixed rendering artifact in Scorched Earth Dust Storm
    • Fixed rendering artifact in Extinction Ascension

    Cryopods

    • Cryosick dinos are no longer able to attack
    • Now use players in-game name in the tribe log

    Industrial Cooker    

    • Now supports pulling water from any connected source
    • Never auto-activates when connected to water

    Extinction

    • Removed GlobalCuddleFoodList Override array

    Turrets

    • Use FastTurretTargeting system automatically for anything moving faster than 300 cm/s

    Sloped Wooden Wall

    • Adjusted Left Sloped Wooden Wall to fit better with attaching to a normal wall

    C4

    • Can now place C4 near ORP protected structures, except near foundations

    Dino Leash        

    • Dino leashes no longer can be placed near enemy foundations

    LOD iteration for

    • Basilisk
    • Flak Armor
    • Ghillie Armor

    Egg Painting Contest!

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    After you've managed to hunt down a Bunny Dodo  and find yourself an egg, place the egg down on the ground and take out your paint brush and dyes. You'll be able to paint select regions on the egg as well as free-hand paint it with the brush to paint any design on it. Be creative!

    There will be three competitions with a prize to the winner of $100!

    • PC Egg Painting
    • Console Egg Painting
    • Real-life Egg Painting

    The first two are self-explanatory and make sure in your entry to state whether you're a PC, Xbox, or PS4 user. PC players will be in one category (using a mouse) and console users (using a controller) in another category to make things fair. Players are expected to paint their own designs and downloading templates or images to use is not allowed.

    In the third category, we're looking for you and your tribe mates to get together and paint some eggs in real life that somehow reflect the world of ARK! Screenshot or photo quality won't be taken into consideration but try to get a picture that best shows off your egg.

    The entries will be judged by our community team. Submissions are limited to three eggs per survivor, so choose your best egg. You'll have the month of April to enter, with April 30th being the final day to enter. Submit your images in the comments below, and we look forward to seeing your creativity!

    Update on Meshing...

    “Meshing” is the common term used to reference a variety of exploits in the game that involves going under terrain or behind walls to access unintended areas. While under the terrain, an exploiter may build bases, turrets, and a multitude of other things that prevent fair and fun gameplay for everyone. There are many ways that a player can access these areas but one of the easiest and most common are holes in the mesh itself. The term “collision” in games is what prevents players from being able to go through what would otherwise be hollow 3D objects. Some areas and objects have incorrect collision and provide easy access to areas behind terrain. Other cases of meshing can happen as a result of items in the game or the gameplay functionality they allow. Items like chairs, climbing picks, and platform saddles can be susceptible to exploits like meshing due to how they manipulate the player character.

    Meshing has been a hot topic within the community for some time. Behind the scenes, we have been identifying these vulnerabilities by attacking them at different vantage points. Our ideal goal is to prevent players from getting into the mesh in the first place. We actively look for areas in maps where collision can be improved or tweaked to avoid the occurrence from someone purposefully or intentionally getting under the terrain.  We are happy to report that this upcoming patch (patch number) has considerable improvements in this area. Since prevention is the preferred method to tackle meshing, bugs in items that allow players to access areas behind terrain are a priority for the gameplay team.

    Players in unintended areas are in violation of our Code of Conduct and it is something we take very seriously. The Enforcement Team has employed the use of new data and metrics in an effort to combat meshing and investigate each case thoroughly. In many cases, they are preventing minor issues from becoming substantial ones. The mesh detection tool has provided the Enforcement Team with new data that enables them to act quickly and efficiently. If the mesh detection tool becomes more refined, we plan to integrate it on other platforms (like console) to reduce meshing exploits in a more automated fashion. The Enforcement Team has seen a noticeable drop in reports related to meshing because of these implementations and we feel we are making positive strides towards eliminating this issue as a whole. 

    If you are aware of meshing or exploits that are happening on PC, please report them here by selecting Report Abuse and filling out a quick report:
    https://support.survivetheark.com/hc/en-us/requests/new#

    We will continue to keep you updated with any significant advancements on the topic.  It is and has always been, an important topic for us.

    Update on Recent Lost Characters...

    Please see our recent announcement if you were affected by the recent rollback that occurred on the Official Server Network. If you have not submitted your ticket yet, please do so here. The Customer Service team is still actively working through tickets.

    Evolution Event!

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    Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 19th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 22nd of April at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    • 2x Harvesting Rates
    • 2x Taming Rates
    • 2x EXP Rates

    That's it for this post!

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    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard


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    Posted (edited)

    So, any chance you guys can add a last minute slider that increases structure limits on single player for Console? Like, I get having that limit on official servers but it does not make any sense having that apply to single player (even more so on consoles) where it's impossible to change the files (since there is no server). A slider(s) to adjust item stacks in general would also be greatly appreciated.
    Also, I said "last minute" but just knowing you read this and will put it in a future patch would be enough for me right now.
    Also² THANK CHRIST FOR THAT INDUSTRIAL COOKER CHANGE. Like, for real, thank god for it!

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    Anyone care to elaborate what "LOD iteration" means? I hope this doesn't mean ridiculous levels of scaling down resolution and fidelity of distant objects like what we see on some things. Also, is the singleplayer/non dedicated bug where godmode disables itself upon mounting a creature going to be fixed? It's a pretty game breaking bug for mod testers and singleplayer users.

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    Take this event and stick it up your rear ends we wanted a breeding boost like you've given EVERY EASTER typical wildcard disappointing the player base again, not even worth logging in for. Becoming a really boring joke this now all this time and you guys still have server issues meshing issues dinos glitching people falling through floors people losing players and the list goes on! Now you're taking the boosts away we look forward to every year.

    Screw you wildcard, i hope you guys are better in the bedroom than you are at developing games, otherwise you may very well still be a virgin because you're doing it all wrong

    GIVE US A REASON TO PLAY YOUR DAMN GAME! because my entire library is more appealing than ark at the moment

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    4 minutes ago, EazyLee69 said:

    Take this event and stick it up your rear ends we wanted a breeding boost like you've given EVERY EASTER typical wildcard disappointing the player base again, not even worth logging in for. Becoming a really boring joke this now all this time and you guys still have server issues meshing issues dinos glitching people falling through floors people losing players and the lost goes on! Now you're taking the boosts away we look forward to every year.

    Screw you wildcard

    Agreed, and the mana nerf again is really aggravating... it's like the only reason I've been playing was to breed them.. but what's the point lol.. might as well make the mana not even have a breath attack. 

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    8 minutes ago, EazyLee69 said:

    Take this event and stick it up your rear ends we wanted a breeding boost like you've given EVERY EASTER typical wildcard disappointing the player base again, not even worth logging in for. Becoming a really boring joke this now all this time and you guys still have server issues meshing issues dinos glitching people falling through floors people losing players and the list goes on! Now you're taking the boosts away we look forward to every year.

    Screw you wildcard, i hope you guys are better in the bedroom than you are at developing games, otherwise you may very well still be a virgin because you're doing it all wrong

    GIVE US A REASON TO PLAY YOUR DAMN GAME! because my entire library is more appealing than ark at the moment

    Go play another DAMN game then is you gunna cry about it 

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    6 minutes ago, EazyLee69 said:

    Take this event and stick it up your rear ends we wanted a breeding boost like you've given EVERY EASTER typical wildcard disappointing the player base again, not even worth logging in for. Becoming a really boring joke this now all this time and you guys still have server issues meshing issues dinos glitching people falling through floors people losing players and the list goes on! Now you're taking the boosts away we look forward to every year.

    Screw you wildcard, i hope you guys are better in the bedroom than you are at developing games, otherwise you may very well still be a virgin because you're doing it all wrong

    They've never had one for Easter...

     

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    7 minutes ago, EazyLee69 said:

    Take this event and stick it up your rear ends we wanted a breeding boost like you've given EVERY EASTER typical wildcard disappointing the player base again, not even worth logging in for. Becoming a really boring joke this now all this time and you guys still have server issues meshing issues dinos glitching people falling through floors people losing players and the lost goes on! Now you're taking the boosts away we look forward to every year.

    Screw you wildcard

    Did you read the rest of the patch notes? They're fixing the bugs! They are working to make this game, that I and plenty of others love, better than it was already.

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    20 minutes ago, EazyLee69 said:

    Take this event and stick it up your rear ends we wanted a breeding boost like you've given EVERY EASTER typical wildcard disappointing the player base again, not even worth logging in for. Becoming a really boring joke this now all this time and you guys still have server issues meshing issues dinos glitching people falling through floors people losing players and the list goes on! Now you're taking the boosts away we look forward to every year.

    Screw you wildcard, i hope you guys are better in the bedroom than you are at developing games, otherwise you may very well still be a virgin because you're doing it all wrong

    GIVE US A REASON TO PLAY YOUR DAMN GAME! because my entire library is more appealing than ark at the moment

     

    As i agree with your issues about meshing and falling through floors, we have literally had no breeding boosts for easter. You can type in eggcellent adventure in the search and look at past easter event details and see for yourself. 

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