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Console Ark has always been a struggle, just because of the (lack of) power that consoles have. Here are some REALLY SIMPLE changes that could be made to make a console player's life much easier.

 

1. GRAPHICAL SETTING OPTIONS. For real guys, why can't console players turn off the godawful light shafts, shadows, and bloom quality from the game menu? Every time I log onto Ark, I have to first go onto my single player, type in these commands and then log into whatever server I'm playing on, and then do it again when my game inevitably crashes while I'm playing. I don't know if anyone from the Dev team has played Ark with high gamma, and then flown up into the sky. Your screen literally turns white, you literally can't see anything. Not exaggerating. Allow us PLEASE to tune these settings. As well as that, if it's at all possible, give the option to change resolution settings. Console players don't need textures to look amazing, we’re playing on an xbox and a $100 TV from Walmart. We just want to get above 5fps inside our bases. Please Wildcard.

 

2. MOUSE AND KEYBOARD. I know this one is a longshot, but Xbox just gave the capability, and Ark is such an advanced game. It could be made a lot more fun, competitive, and just convenient by allowing mouse and keyboard. Xbox Small Tribes servers are already loaded with people playing on mouse and keyboard because they are Cross-platform. Anyone who's played console will understand the struggle of making gunpowder. *Press and hold* "One stack of sparkpowder" *Press and hold* "Two stacks of sparkpowder". It's excruciating. 

 

3. TRANSFER ITEM OPTIONS. On the subject of making gunpowder, the whole “press and hold” to transfer one stack this is horrid. Making bullets requires you doing this hundreds and hundreds of times, whereas PC players can hold down T and wave their mouse around to transfer stacks super quickly. If we can’t have mouse and keyboard, something that would be great would be a “transfer x amount” feature. Or even a “transfer x stacks”. Small things, like when you added LB to take all, go a LONG way to making the game more convenient and streamlined for controller players.

 

4. DINO MOVEMENT. Jeeeeez guys this is brutal. I loved the “disable ally looking” option that you added, I’m asking you to take it a step further and give an option to turn off passive dino movement. I don’t want 100 wyvern tails dancing all over the place, I don’t want massive Bronto tails pushing me around. I don’t want my dinos to have an aneurysm every time they eat food. I know that it’ll look weird just having all your dinos sit there like statues, but its so worth it if it would help the framerate, even a little bit. If it’s simply an option, that puts the power in the players’ hands to decide if it’s worth it.

 

5. ACCOUNT LOYAL IMPRINTS. This isn’t a console-specific suggestion like the others, but still this needs to happen. You guys obviously feel pretty bad when your players lose characters. But rather than you having to deal with thousands of tickets, why not just give us what we wanted in the first place? I’m going to tell you right now, if you made dino-imprints loyal to an account rather than a character, people won’t care about lost characters anymore. Very minimal people care about losing tek engrams. Everyone on Ark knows someone that can get them another run through the Boss Fights. The biggest hit when you lose a character comes from the fact that you now have Dinos without imprints. On PvP servers, imprints are everything. Back when you guys set imprint timers to 8 hours from 3-4 hours, you cited that you were making the game a little healthier. If that’s still something you care about, you should give people the ability to hold onto Imprints. I’ve had tribemates lose a character and lose upwards of 500 imprinted tames because of it. That’s hours of work, wasted. Unlesssss, you guys come through for us on this. I know that the community agrees on this.

 

6.FIX ARGIES PLS N TY. Yeah I almost forgot, also not a console-specific thing but holy hell. Fix the Argent's picking issues. 

 

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On 4/23/2019 at 11:39 PM, Rossnvnw67 said:

Console Ark has always been a struggle, just because of the (lack of) power that consoles have. Here are some REALLY SIMPLE changes that could be made to make a console player's life much easier.

 

1. GRAPHICAL SETTING OPTIONS. For real guys, why can't console players turn off the godawful light shafts, shadows, and bloom quality from the game menu? Every time I log onto Ark, I have to first go onto my single player, type in these commands and then log into whatever server I'm playing on, and then do it again when my game inevitably crashes while I'm playing. I don't know if anyone from the Dev team has played Ark with high gamma, and then flown up into the sky. Your screen literally turns white, you literally can't see anything. Not exaggerating. Allow us PLEASE to tune these settings. As well as that, if it's at all possible, give the option to change resolution settings. Console players don't need textures to look amazing, we’re playing on an xbox and a $100 TV from Walmart. We just want to get above 5fps inside our bases. Please Wildcard.

Yeah, fix light, sun, bright, on console

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what about adding a sit mechanic for certain creatures like wolves, bears, sabers ect, ect, ect. it would just be so great. taking up less room and it would stop them from reacting to group whistles, that should be a thing. i love the idea of quick transfer with items, we console people deserve a quick transfer button like pc players

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Turning shadows completely off is a no-no for me, it looks like halo 1 with no shadows

But agreed on the bloomquality and lightshadts and giving us the option to scale shadows and the option to turn off or scale ground clutter and maybe even an FoV slider I love 80  fov, things feel closer and less edge of screen distortion

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i definitly like the account connected imprints.  i found out long ago you needed boss kills to use transmitter even if you own one.. i got 4 characters lol i do not trust transfering my char and because i dont wanna do rag boss 4 times on 4 characters i just flat out gave up on ever having transmitter.

 

anyways its super annoyjng because i have to have multiple sets of everything and raise some things in a very odd way.  like i still have to transfer wyvern eggs to my island server and then raise them there and send milk cause otherwise they will be imprinted to my SE character lol and i have to do the same for extinction now.  and then like for example i got an event wyvern on SE and i wanted him on the island cause hes cool 😍 but now i dont get the imp buff lol??  its not a massive deal on some creatures but on like boss rexes and especially lighting wyverns and gigas used to kill titanos.. that rider buff goes a long long way.  the only way i know to stop a wild titano is  bredgiga  and lightning wyvern.  doing 30% less damage against 230k suckkkkss 🤣 doing the math that basically adds like 70K hp to the titano so i gotta have imprinted gigas and wyverns for ea h character.

 

and i dont at allll trust transfering char.  i know so many people that claimed it was safe a year ago that do it all the time.  and almost all of them have lost a char since telling me that xD they do not replace boss kills or lvls.  they just place you back in your tribe and attach imprints assuming you have 3 members to vouche for you which i do not im solo.

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On 4/23/2019 at 11:39 PM, Rossnvnw67 said:

Console Ark has always been a struggle, just because of the (lack of) power that consoles have. Here are some REALLY SIMPLE changes that could be made to make a console player's life much easier.

 

1. GRAPHICAL SETTING OPTIONS. For real guys, why can't console players turn off the godawful light shafts, shadows, and bloom quality from the game menu? Every time I log onto Ark, I have to first go onto my single player, type in these commands and then log into whatever server I'm playing on, and then do it again when my game inevitably crashes while I'm playing. I don't know if anyone from the Dev team has played Ark with high gamma, and then flown up into the sky. Your screen literally turns white, you literally can't see anything. Not exaggerating. Allow us PLEASE to tune these settings. As well as that, if it's at all possible, give the option to change resolution settings. Console players don't need textures to look amazing, we’re playing on an xbox and a $100 TV from Walmart. We just want to get above 5fps inside our bases. Please Wildcard.

 

2. MOUSE AND KEYBOARD. I know this one is a longshot, but Xbox just gave the capability, and Ark is such an advanced game. It could be made a lot more fun, competitive, and just convenient by allowing mouse and keyboard. Xbox Small Tribes servers are already loaded with people playing on mouse and keyboard because they are Cross-platform. Anyone who's played console will understand the struggle of making gunpowder. *Press and hold* "One stack of sparkpowder" *Press and hold* "Two stacks of sparkpowder". It's excruciating. 

 

3. TRANSFER ITEM OPTIONS. On the subject of making gunpowder, the whole “press and hold” to transfer one stack this is horrid. Making bullets requires you doing this hundreds and hundreds of times, whereas PC players can hold down T and wave their mouse around to transfer stacks super quickly. If we can’t have mouse and keyboard, something that would be great would be a “transfer x amount” feature. Or even a “transfer x stacks”. Small things, like when you added LB to take all, go a LONG way to making the game more convenient and streamlined for controller players.

 

4. DINO MOVEMENT. Jeeeeez guys this is brutal. I loved the “disable ally looking” option that you added, I’m asking you to take it a step further and give an option to turn off passive dino movement. I don’t want 100 wyvern tails dancing all over the place, I don’t want massive Bronto tails pushing me around. I don’t want my dinos to have an aneurysm every time they eat food. I know that it’ll look weird just having all your dinos sit there like statues, but its so worth it if it would help the framerate, even a little bit. If it’s simply an option, that puts the power in the players’ hands to decide if it’s worth it.

 

5. ACCOUNT LOYAL IMPRINTS. This isn’t a console-specific suggestion like the others, but still this needs to happen. You guys obviously feel pretty bad when your players lose characters. But rather than you having to deal with thousands of tickets, why not just give us what we wanted in the first place? I’m going to tell you right now, if you made dino-imprints loyal to an account rather than a character, people won’t care about lost characters anymore. Very minimal people care about losing tek engrams. Everyone on Ark knows someone that can get them another run through the Boss Fights. The biggest hit when you lose a character comes from the fact that you now have Dinos without imprints. On PvP servers, imprints are everything. Back when you guys set imprint timers to 8 hours from 3-4 hours, you cited that you were making the game a little healthier. If that’s still something you care about, you should give people the ability to hold onto Imprints. I’ve had tribemates lose a character and lose upwards of 500 imprinted tames because of it. That’s hours of work, wasted. Unlesssss, you guys come through for us on this. I know that the community agrees on this.

 

6.FIX ARGIES PLS N TY. Yeah I almost forgot, also not a console-specific thing but holy hell. Fix the Argent's picking issues. 

 

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On 4/23/2019 at 7:09 PM, Rossnvnw67 said:

Console Ark has always been a struggle, just because of the (lack of) power that consoles have. Here are some REALLY SIMPLE changes that could be made to make a console player's life much easier.

 

1. GRAPHICAL SETTING OPTIONS. For real guys, why can't console players turn off the godawful light shafts, shadows, and bloom quality from the game menu? Every time I log onto Ark, I have to first go onto my single player, type in these commands and then log into whatever server I'm playing on, and then do it again when my game inevitably crashes while I'm playing. I don't know if anyone from the Dev team has played Ark with high gamma, and then flown up into the sky. Your screen literally turns white, you literally can't see anything. Not exaggerating. Allow us PLEASE to tune these settings. As well as that, if it's at all possible, give the option to change resolution settings. Console players don't need textures to look amazing, we’re playing on an xbox and a $100 TV from Walmart. We just want to get above 5fps inside our bases. Please Wildcard.

 

2. MOUSE AND KEYBOARD. I know this one is a longshot, but Xbox just gave the capability, and Ark is such an advanced game. It could be made a lot more fun, competitive, and just convenient by allowing mouse and keyboard. Xbox Small Tribes servers are already loaded with people playing on mouse and keyboard because they are Cross-platform. Anyone who's played console will understand the struggle of making gunpowder. *Press and hold* "One stack of sparkpowder" *Press and hold* "Two stacks of sparkpowder". It's excruciating. 

 

3. TRANSFER ITEM OPTIONS. On the subject of making gunpowder, the whole “press and hold” to transfer one stack this is horrid. Making bullets requires you doing this hundreds and hundreds of times, whereas PC players can hold down T and wave their mouse around to transfer stacks super quickly. If we can’t have mouse and keyboard, something that would be great would be a “transfer x amount” feature. Or even a “transfer x stacks”. Small things, like when you added LB to take all, go a LONG way to making the game more convenient and streamlined for controller players.

 

4. DINO MOVEMENT. Jeeeeez guys this is brutal. I loved the “disable ally looking” option that you added, I’m asking you to take it a step further and give an option to turn off passive dino movement. I don’t want 100 wyvern tails dancing all over the place, I don’t want massive Bronto tails pushing me around. I don’t want my dinos to have an aneurysm every time they eat food. I know that it’ll look weird just having all your dinos sit there like statues, but its so worth it if it would help the framerate, even a little bit. If it’s simply an option, that puts the power in the players’ hands to decide if it’s worth it.

 

5. ACCOUNT LOYAL IMPRINTS. This isn’t a console-specific suggestion like the others, but still this needs to happen. You guys obviously feel pretty bad when your players lose characters. But rather than you having to deal with thousands of tickets, why not just give us what we wanted in the first place? I’m going to tell you right now, if you made dino-imprints loyal to an account rather than a character, people won’t care about lost characters anymore. Very minimal people care about losing tek engrams. Everyone on Ark knows someone that can get them another run through the Boss Fights. The biggest hit when you lose a character comes from the fact that you now have Dinos without imprints. On PvP servers, imprints are everything. Back when you guys set imprint timers to 8 hours from 3-4 hours, you cited that you were making the game a little healthier. If that’s still something you care about, you should give people the ability to hold onto Imprints. I’ve had tribemates lose a character and lose upwards of 500 imprinted tames because of it. That’s hours of work, wasted. Unlesssss, you guys come through for us on this. I know that the community agrees on this.

 

6.FIX ARGIES PLS N TY. Yeah I almost forgot, also not a console-specific thing but holy hell. Fix the Argent's picking issues. 

 

We also need the option to quickly turn off autosnap while building, it has prevented me from building how I wanted and needed to many many times, very frustrating.

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18 hours ago, Verndgo25 said:

I like the ideas you have and think it would be nice if they would also add a few more things from Structures+ on consoles. 

Add the assistants into the console version. This way it gives people a reason to make the beer, tame a bee, etc. This would make a lot of people on officials happy as well because they could have the assistants collecting the eggs, crops, CP from Achatina, Gacha Crystals and then others would be working on preparing eggs to hatch/imprint the baby dinos while they are offline or away doing something else.

Another would be the option to search/pull items from dinos/storage straight to you or whatever crafting bench you're at to craft an item(s).

Why do you need assistants to play the game for you? Beer is easy to make just takes time but is excellent for PvP. Same with bees to make honey for vegetable cakes and for fishing or broth of enlightenment. Your suggestions are that of a lazy person whom doesn't like any challenges.

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I've never agreed more on an idea, i play on PS4 and the struggle of transfering items is a real pain and i definitely agree on how annoying swishing tails are on dinos. I really hope wildcard reads and considers your idea.

But one more thing they need to fix the brightness on the snow, at this point im suffering from some sort of blindness from staring at it.

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Weird difference between versions I also noticed after migrating from the Steam version to the Windows Store (so modified Xbox) version- for some god-awful reason you can't mass-eat berries by holding down the use key/button like you can in the Steam version, and instead have to spam it for each individual berry.

For the love of god, just let me hold the key.

Also give me back my hotbar keyboard labels.

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I'll vote on some of these as soon as they're separated, I don't agree with all of these so I'm not voting for it.  Sorry, though it does look like you've had enough votes to get on the first page so my vote likely doesn't matter.  :)

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I like the ideas you have and think it would be nice if they would also add a few more things from Structures+ on consoles. 

Add the assistants into the console version. This way it gives people a reason to make the beer, tame a bee, etc. This would make a lot of people on officials happy as well because they could have the assistants collecting the eggs, crops, CP from Achatina, Gacha Crystals and then others would be working on preparing eggs to hatch/imprint the baby dinos while they are offline or away doing something else.

Another would be the option to search/pull items from dinos/storage straight to you or whatever crafting bench you're at to craft an item(s).

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Since you have a thread going, might as well add some suggestions as well.

 

100 stacks for meat would be nice instead of 20 & 30.

Since Metal Ingots seem to be the popular currency people use for trading, it would be nice if you can combine 5 stacks for a small fee and have 1000 stack ingots that still weighed 200 or 250 weight.

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On 5/2/2019 at 2:55 PM, d1nk said:

Type in search: "gun" transfer all

Obviously guy, but in a chem bench you need an equal amount of spark and charcoal to craft gunpowder. So you have to press and hold for 1 second, 30 times to transfer in the spark. Then transfer all for charcoal. My point is that it would save time to click a button that says "transfer 30 stacks" rather than clicking and holding 30 times. It's just inefficient and when you play on official making vaults upon vaults of turret ammo at a time, you waste literally hours of your time just moving items around and transferring. 

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PS4

Agreed with most of the ideas presented here.

The blinding light is horrible.

I would love a transfer amount ability. As Is, I usually play on a server that has increased stack sizes. So I need 200 stone for a blueprint. I can either tap X 200 times or press and hold and now I have 23K stone in my inventory and can't move.

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We need to address the Triangle button on PS4 (not sure on the XBox equivalent) If im trying to pick up some fibre/berries i then accidentally throw my shoulder pet or i cant throw out my shoulder pet because the game thinks im trying to access an inventory or get to the settings on a floor. The button has way to many uses. If we could map the buttons or at least toggle what the button does. Its so frustrating!

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