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Community Crunch 294: Classic PvP Season 5, Community Corner, and More!


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In 2019, the launch of the Snail Games Initiative, Classic PvP, created an exciting and competitive playing experience for PC players. Throughout the course of the seasons, the meta was watched closely and changes were made to shake things up and create an experience tailored for PvP gameplay. Continue on the quest for the ultimate PvP experience with the introduction of Classic PvP Season 5!

Classic PvP Season 5 launches on the 14th of December with Lost Island! 


  • Experience gain, taming, gathering have been quintupled compared to our standard Official Servers (5x)
  • Breeding, hatching, and raising rates have been quadrupled compared to our standard Official Servers (4x)
  • Tribes are set to 25 players max
  • Tribe alliances are disabled, though informal alliances are allowed
  • Servers have a maximum player count of 100
  • These maps will be available: The Island, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, Lost Island, Valguero, and The Center
  • Tek dinos (Tek Parasaur, Tek Quetzal, Tek Rex, Tek Raptor, Tek Stego), Paracer, Tapejara, and the Titanosaur are not available for taming on Classic PvP
  • All Aberration and Extinction content is unavailable on Classic PvP
  • Scaling of weapon damage has been reduced
  • No TEK Engrams
  • No cave building
  • Cryopods enabled
  • Tamed Stegosaurus Resistance reduced by 35%
  • Tamed Quetzal Resistance reduced by 20%
  • Tamed Wyvern Resistance reduced by 20%
  • Tamed Wyvern Damage reduced by 20%
  • Reaper Queen added to the Valguero Aberration Zone





There is an ongoing EVO event as part of Turkey Trial 5 that lasts until December 7th.


*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates. 

  • Official Servers
    • 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers
    • 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse
    • 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Conquest
    • 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus





Creator: Syntac

We've seen many community members take on the challenge, but can Syntac survive 100 days in Hardcore?  Let's find out!

Creator: Aaron Longstaff

Just starting out in ARK?  Check out this perfect wooden starter house by Aaron Longstaff!



Bulbdog Fan Concept Commission by EmilyStepp


Raptor Painting by Firefly

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Genetically Altered Therizino by Ares#2032


"You woke up the monster... didn't you?" by @VELUKO1


Turkey by @Snudoo1


Blue T-Rex on Fire by M1mple

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@NaturalCauzes / NaturalCauzes#0230



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A bit anemic as far as community crunches go but I guess it can't be helped since there's nothing to really talk about till the new map drops. At least the EVO kept the adult children that constantly mewl about EVO events because they can't be arsed to actually grind normally quiet. Also when are we gonna get some love for Zany Zebra's 100 day challenges?

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  • 3 weeks later...

Honestly netguns has ruined this season! People play classic to avoid gen 2, but somehow net guns have been able to come across to classic and has ruined the classic version of pvp. And also the aimbotters getting away with cheating is getting out of hand! Next season they should remove net guns and do more against cheaters. This cluster has some serious potential if you do something against the cheaters. 


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Remove nets from classic.

People play classic to ESCAPE FROM GEN 2, but the pvp sure as hell doesn't feel like the old days when any monkey on foot can click once on ur tame to ground it then uncryo a giga and eat it. 

Nets literally punish you for being better at the game than whoever you're fighting, you pick them, they net your dino, and now they can just grapple to their dino while ur dropping to the ground and then they have advantage. The only way to play around nets is by netting your dino before fighting, and in that case you might as well just raptoring go ahead and remove them. 

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