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Community Crunch 312: Desmodus Reveal, Official ARK Wiki, and More!


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Greetings Survivors!

Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!  You only have a few more days to gather those Bunny Eggs and hop into an Eggcellent Adventure!  No eggscuses!  This week, the Fjordur hype train takes a stop to look at a monstrous creature that's very familiar to the community - Desmodus!

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Announced as the third creature to land on Fjordur, Desmodus was the second winner of the Community Creature Vote!  The original creature submission garnered a lot of attention and the rest is ARK community history! Desmodus won (39,781 votes) vs. Carcharodontosaurus (24,419 votes) in the 9th and final round!

As you might imagine, Desmodus prefers to hang out in dark places, waiting for its unsuspecting prey!  If you're lucky enough to tame one,  you can send Desmodus to snatch up small prey or saddle up and vanish into the darkness.

Check out this post for more information on the new creatures that will arrive with Fjordur in June 2022!!

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As an ARK survivor, it's likely you've been in a bind and inevitably found yourself looking for information on one of ARK’s various game systems. Since 2016, the ARK wiki has served as an invaluable resource for millions of players making their first steps onto The Island. Cataloging and detailing ARK’s content, from the base experience through the expansions, is no easy task. Internally, we’ve even used it as a resource 😉.

The ARK wiki has had a happy home on Fandom and we’re grateful to have been partners as they supported the growth of the ARK wiki. We’re pleased to announce that we have a new home and partner, wiki.gg, for the Official ARK Wiki!  

The ARK wiki is undergoing an evolution!

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From this point forward, you can find the Official ARK Wiki at ark.wiki.gg!

Our intent in moving the ARK wiki is to provide a more stable and streamlined experience for the ARK community to build its future wiki roots on. The team at Wiki.gg are not new to starting community wikis and have a long history of successful community-led projects in their portfolio. Our shared vision for the ARK wiki is one that prioritizes gamers and the browsing experience over profits.

The Fandom ARK Wiki and the history of the contributors aren't going to disappear! The wiki team at Fandom has expressed interest in keeping the ARK wiki operational and functional as a second unofficial ARK wiki.


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  • The Browsing Experience: Nobody likes slow-loading web pages! The ark.wiki.gg layout allows for a more streamlined and less obtrusive browsing experience.
  • Creative Control: In the past, there has been no creative control over things that affect the overall presentation and user experience (ads, banners, UI, etc.).
  • Marketing (Ads): Ads displayed on the ARK wiki are from internal partners from the Wiki.gg network.

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  • The Wiki History: All the current content of the ARK wiki has been migrated to its new home.
  • Community Control: The ARK wiki community will still dictate how the content is managed, created, and edited.
  • The Rules: All content moderation rules remain the same and prior ARK wiki admins have transitioned to the new official wiki.

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  • Become an Editor: Help improve the wiki! Wiki’s are most successful when many community members contribute content and validate information.
  • Wiki’s are Worldwide: ARK players come from all around the world! We encourage non-English speakers to help make the ARK Wiki an even more valuable resource by contributing to the specific language wikis!
  • Share Your Feedback:  As always, we want to hear your thoughts on the Wiki transition. Anything you want to see the wiki add in the future?
  • Update Your Links: Remember to help those who forget the new Official ARK Wiki home.

With this transition, The ARK wiki has evolved into a long-term platform for ARK information to thrive! The community team looks forward to hearing your thoughts on the ARK wiki transition!

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There is an ongoing EVO Event included with Eggcellent Adventure.  You can find the rates below:

*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
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval

 


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I remember when I was playing with my friend in a server on mobile, since I don't have ARK on my PC. My friend had run off with a bunch of random tames to find a base location for us, while I was just building at the shore of spawn. I only had a parasaur and two dilos tamed, and my friend had a parasaur, dilo, baryonyx, and had recently got a free rex egg from someone. So what happened was I had recently finished building a thatch base because I didn't have enough engrams for wood or stone, neither did my friend, and I was AFK for some time in my small thatch base. When I was got back, I was about to leave my temporary base, but once I opened the door, I had seen a therizinosaurus right outside my base. I then closed the door, not wanting it to aggro me, and went to the back of my base. I was talking with my friend, who was working on their base somewhere, and then I eventually turned around to see part of my base destroyed by the therizinosaurus. I had no idea that dinosaur had seen me, yet I stayed in the back of my base and started shooting it with my bow. I somehow killed it about 5 minutes later, and I'm still impressed that I had done that since I was about level 17, I think. But that was also when I decided that I would head out to my friends base that they were working on, so I hopped onto my parasaur and started my journey. When I got somewhat closer to my friends base, I had spotted another therizinosaurus. Not only did it see me, but it also killed my parasaur and both of my dilos. It was a sad day, but I had eventually tamed a raptor, which made me a bit happier. It wasn't a high level, but I mainly used it for traveling faster. One I had tamed it and put a saddle on it, I continued my journey to my friends base. Shortly after, I came across a spino, and thankfully it didn't see me when I ran past it. Soon after that, a therizinosaurus came out of nowhere and killed my raptor. I ran for my life, and shortly left the server since I was completely lost.

 

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Check out this amazing and unique build by The Pilgrimz project!  Enhance your raft build with this tour and build guide!

Creator: Nexxuz World

ARKADIA 2 has begun and our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking audience has already begun creating amazing memories.  Check out Nexxuz latest video if you're looking to learn more.  (Tip: You can use auto-translate subtitles on YouTube if you don't speak Spanish).  Content may be NSFW

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Quick ARK Raptor Painting by @ItsCryptillian

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Stole the Dragon Egg by @TZULIN_

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Progress on Shadowmane by Nachara#7563

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Parasaur TEK by Pet1tFlan

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Can you guys please un-bug the microraptor chibi? I don't know of anyone who has actually gotten one to drop.

 

Ark decided it hated me the other day... My tribemate and I were skiffing around Extinction looking for element veins when I got caught in a lag spike and one spawned right under us. It destroyed the skiff. My tribemate started defending the node while I flew to base to get our second skiff. We finished the element node (it was a 50k), harvested it, but as soon as we started loading the skiff a purple OSD landed on us, killed my giga, and destroyed the second skiff. I had to solo the OSD spawns until my tribemate crafted enough dust into hard element that our wyverns could carry it and we could escape.

 

I understand that the aoe is to stop people from building on the spawns and hoarding nodes/OSDs, but there has to be a limit to the vertical range on an element vein's effect. I was well above the ground, almost level with the mountain peaks, and it still destroyed the skiff. Also, there should be a timer or cooldown on how soon a location can spawn a new node or OSD after one has been completed, to give the players time to collect their loot and escape. We not only lost two skiffs and a near top stat giga, we lost the gathered element from three other nodes we had already harvested when the first skiff was destroyed. There were no bags from the destroyed storage. Along with three nodes' worth of element lost, I lost a set of spare tek gear, my taming kit, and a gathered haul of metal ore and black pearls we were taking back to base.

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Your link for more info... "Check out this post for more information" ... shows absolutely no information at all except that it won the creature submission contest. Thanks again for [investing] wasting my time with Wildcard Studios, aka Grapeshot Games, also just as much a waste of time and resources. Much love for ARK II.

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New wiki's looking good. We really need a way to search loot tables for the items we need (saddles, flak, weapons, etc). It seems that the Gen1 missions in particular are designed to offer a way to target farm certain items, but besides cataloguing them myself, there is no way to just search up an item I need either in-game or on the wiki and find which missions or drops provide what I'm looking for quickly. Systems like these are part of what turns new players away from ARK, there are so many things that are just not explained well, whether it be these mission loot tables, complicated taming mechanics, or even just how to cross-ARK transfer. Hopefully this can be addressed in ARK 2 with a more streamlined set of in-game guides/hints, but I hope at the least that this new wiki can be refined a bit more to clearly provide info needed to play, rather than having to search forum posts and YouTube videos. There is so much to do in this game, and it would be so great if the resources to know what to do and where to go were more easily accessible. In any case, looking forward to the years to come with Fjordur and ARK 2. ❤️

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So I have a question that relates to our new flying friend, when release will we see the vanilla bats of ark get a TLC or some new added tricks like hang on the ceiling or able to land on the ground like it's new big brother can when released or will there be a patch to add it cause honestly I have a few of the Onyc's myself and wish they could also hang upside down or land on the ground.

I only ask this cause the Onyc kinda is one of the mobs that's been part of ark from day one, so it would be nice to see them also get a little love with it's big brother.

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10 hours ago, skullkreeper7 said:

So I have a question that relates to our new flying friend, when release will we see the vanilla bats of ark get a TLC or some new added tricks like hang on the ceiling or able to land on the ground like it's new big brother can when released or will there be a patch to add it cause honestly I have a few of the Onyc's myself and wish they could also hang upside down or land on the ground.

I only ask this cause the Onyc kinda is one of the mobs that's been part of ark from day one, so it would be nice to see them also get a little love with it's big brother.

Now that you bring that up, there is a chance they may update the Onyc to allow it to hang from the ceiling if there is one available seeing as they do seem to be doing that with Desmodus here

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3 hours ago, TheTwistedKeeper said:

I like the new wiki, it loads faster and plays much more nicely when I've got ark up. However, my anti virus keeps telling me to proceed with caution so despite how much I like it, I won't be using it.

What antivirus are you using? We'll try to sort it out.

13 minutes ago, Ferchi said:

https://ark.wiki.gg/wiki/Breeding

you can see nothing in the right side with somany ads on the screen

Could you send me a private message with a screenshot of the issue?

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25 minutes ago, Ferchi said:

Fix that

https://ark.wiki.gg/wiki/Breeding

you can see nothing in the right side with somany ads on the screen, the first wiki was wrong with the same problem and the new wiki is just a new copy

There is supposed to be nothing on the right side as it is meant for the ads.

If you use an ad blocker then just block those elements and it will look like this:

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1 hour ago, invincibleqc said:

He is likely referring to the "Times for breeding" table's responsiveness for ~1200px screen:

Thanks, tables are a pain lol. I'll get this fixed ASAP.

  

1 hour ago, TheTwistedKeeper said:

I'm using Norton. I figure it's showing that way because it's *new* but, I still don't like taking chances so I'll be waiting for now.

Yeah, it's most likely due to being too new and unknown. Hopefully Norton will sort it out soon.

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1 hour ago, alex4401 said:

Thanks, tables are a pain lol. I'll get this fixed ASAP.

Looks good! Now it's the next one on tablets. 🙃

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To be honest, these ads make the whole pages look cluttered on anything smaller than a large desktop. Why not re-use the navigation column and move them there on medium sized devices?

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This would definitely give the actual content some space to breathe, in my opinion.

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