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Community Crunch 183: Upcoming Legacy Server Removal & Social Roundup!


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

The Great Migration!


Once again it is time to remove some of our lower population legacy ARK servers on PC, Xbox, and PS4 from our Official legacy network. Over time the ARK population has migrated from legacy to non-legacy and in its wake left many servers with low populations. Here is a quick breakdown on how this process works:

Taking Down Low Pop Servers
With calculations based on sustained player-count as well as popularity of game mode we will be removing lower population legacy servers, most of which retain a 0-4 player concurrent population. These servers will be taken offline on June 11th. Any existing server that is not considered a low pop server and is not taken down at this time will still exist on the Legacy network. Legacy servers will continue to remain on a separate cluster from the new cluster, which means you will not be able to transfer anything between Legacy servers and the new servers.

Servers Up for Deletion
Below is a complete list of the LEGACY servers that will be deleted come June 11th. You have from now until then to move your belongings onto a server not present on this list. Please click one of the links below. They are separated by platform (PC, Xbox, and PS4).


How To Move Servers
If you are unfamiliar with the process, you are able to upload your items, creatures, and player through the Obelisk terminal, supply drops, as well as the Tek Transmitter. Survivors are advised to use Cross-ARK immediately to relocate their belongings onto a server that is not included in our take-down list above.

Server Saves of Deleted Servers
We will make the save files available as soon as we can. We will host the PC files which anyone can download and then you are welcome to re-host the save file for your own use. We'll include a link to where you can download server saves in this post when they are available. Nitrado will also be able to provide the saves for use on Nitrado servers for console, as they have done in the past.

Mod Contest Opening Soon!

In case you missed our separate announcement post last week, submissions for our latest mod contest will be opening on this Friday, May 31st. Check out the full announcement here:

Social Roundup!

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The Social Roundup is geared to showing you some of the social activity you might be otherwise missing. Here we will highlight some of the posts that happened on our various social platforms. Topics might range from existing bugs to questions about events or future content. 






Evolution Event!


Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 31st of May at 1 PM EST until Monday the 3rd of June 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!

As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at:

Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark
Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

All the best,
Studio Wildcard

Rock Drake screenshot by survivor WyvernLang.

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11 minutes ago, LankyKun said:

plan to fix the nest for wyvern and rockdrakes nest so they dont stay when spoiled 

If you’re playing unofficial, use these following commands:

cheat destroyall DroppedItemGeneric_FertilizedEgg_NoPhysicsWyvern_C

cheat destroyall DroppedItemGeneric_FertilizedEgg_RockDrake_NoPhysics_C

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28 minutes ago, skellri said:

Could we perhaps get a list of the Legacy Servers up for removal? Please and thank you!

@Jen @complexminded

Forgot the legacy servers list

Edit: Nevermind. I missed the compiling of said list still.

Should of just made it, it's own announcement tomorrow as many people gloss over the Community Crunch but it's a bit more important than mod contests and non-commital answers that are usually featured.

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1 hour ago, yekrucifixion187 said:

@Jen @complexminded

Forgot the legacy servers list

Edit: Nevermind. I missed the compiling of said list still.

Should of just made it, it's own announcement tomorrow as many people gloss over the Community Crunch but it's a bit more important than mod contests and non-commital answers that are usually featured.



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1 minute ago, EviLTrusis said:

Need to close all legacy servers, so they start play officials, not that long time since ext come out and servers are almost empty xD

Why would I feel the need to switch to official servers if our legacy server is going to be shut down? After more than 6k hours of playtime I'm not going to start from scratch again. I'd rather ditch the game and move on.

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I’m suspicious of this great migration. Wildcard have been rather quiet as of late and with E3 around the corner, Ced mentioning we should be expecting content in one form or the other, by going off previous legacy server repurposing that I’ve paid attention to there’s a possibility something might be coming to light ?

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23 minutes ago, FututreCrow said:

Could you open up one way transfer from legacy? If the goal is to eventually shut them all down, it seems pointless to keep transfering to other legacy servers. 

the point of legacy servers is that they don't want them transferring to the current official clusters. legacy servers were a way to get rid of the pre launch servers without actually having to take the blowback of getting rid of them all at once. 

They rightly projected that people would eventually lose interest and they could safely remove them in the future at which point they would only be angering a handful of die hard players instead of a huge chunk of their player base.  There was a never a plan in which nobody was going to be angry.

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