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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! Please leave any feedback you have for the wiki team in the thread below!

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I'm loving the new platform so far. I mostly use the wiki on a PC monitor, so going back to a layout that makes use of all the available space was a very welcome surprise. I was also happy to see that all pages and maps for mod pages made it over intact. Currently I'm only experiencing lag and freezing when opening a link from one wiki page to another, sometimes the page has to be refreshed to finish loading, and images are still a bit slow. Other than that, it feels nearly perfect. Thank you!

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2 hours ago, riceandvegetable said:

Currently I'm only experiencing lag and freezing when opening a link from one wiki page to another, sometimes the page has to be refreshed to finish loading, and images are still a bit slow.

Thanks! Platform team's aware of the issues and is working on a fix, but I'm not sure when that's going to happen. There's also some cache issues after an update we've had on the 27th, but these should be sorted out completely soon.

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i've help this game with a loot of reports of xploits, bugs and glitch filling the doc my last was ads floating on the wiki and all the reports of false antymesh system in my almost 10,000 hrs and you guys still paying me with a nice "comment deleted"

 

i want to help to fix the wiki on spanish version bc still broken, but idk if im going to be deleted again...

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5 hours ago, Ferchi said:

i want to help to fix the wiki on spanish version bc still broken, but idk if im going to be deleted again...

Wiki's management team is separate from the game's or forums' - I'm guessing the "comment deleted" things happened on the forums. Any feedback about the wiki, ads, etc. should go here or as a private message to me, or over Discord (alex#7749), onto my wiki talk page, or onto the Wiki Discord server. If anything of yours gets deleted/reverted on the wiki, you can ask me about it and I'll look into it ASAP.

About the Spanish wiki: we're more than happy to welcome new translators, and we'll assist as much as we can. All help is welcome.

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Not sure where to post this but the wiki is missing a lot and while sometimes can be found on the old fandom page some of those pages are not picking up new map such as Fjordur.

for example the spawn map is not working on old fandom and also nothing on new wiki.

Like to suggest the old fandom be kept updated until all content is migrated.

as for the error on the new wiki fjordur spawn page the drop down button is listing code <datamap-legen;tab-locations> maybe this is the drop down menus name? It shouldnt be showing code if its not working. If this page is supposed to be working suggest someone look for errors on the flip side. a small error is all it takes to blow up the intended. Maybe its just me but I worked with coders for over 20 years and when an item wasnt read for prime time we hid it. so it doesnt look like we made a mistake,

BTW Im very happy to see the wiki attached to the main website. so so happy. can not wait until it is complete.

one last thing. I was able to look at the fjodur resource map last night but the dots are so so so small that often can not be seen when the color matches the background even slighty. Recommend they be larger as they are in the old fandom site and check colors to make sure they show up. there were at least three items I could not see.

in addition the old fandom resource map contains more data. the new resource page for example shows only one location for crystal, one location for fresh flowers, etc. I know thats not the case.

Best of luck to all.

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22 hours ago, PeachSalad said:

for example the spawn map is not working on old fandom and also nothing on new wiki.

Like to suggest the old fandom be kept updated until all content is migrated.

All content has been migrated prior to official wiki's launch. Spawn map has gone live at midnight UTC (June 14th): https://ark.wiki.gg/wiki/Spawn_Map_(Fjordur). There's a few caveats though mentioned right above the display.

There is no intent to keep Fandom wiki updated as neither the company's culture nor platform are suitable to keep the wiki moving forward. Interactive maps for Fjordur aren't possible there anyway.

Fjordur has been released very recently, and because of the way the realms have been executed some of the procedures need updating. This is work in progress, and would be the same on Fandom.

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as for the error on the new wiki fjordur spawn page the drop down button is listing code <datamap-legen;tab-locations> maybe this is the drop down menus name?

This is supposed to be the default's tab name ("Markers"), but there was a mistake during the deployment and text table refreshed too early. This is a primarily non-interactive element and given it's only temporary, has not been on a higher priority. In fact, this should be fixed now as the locale cache has just had its nightly refresh.

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in addition the old fandom resource map contains more data. the new resource page for example shows only one location for crystal, one location for fresh flowers, etc. I know thats not the case.

Data source is the same, and Fandom only has a resource map for the mod. I see several locations for crystal in the main realm, rest are on the realm maps that are still being prepared. I'll check rare flowers though.

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the dots are so so so small that often can not be seen

Should be going live in about 30 minutes.

Thank you!

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I have just started using the Desmodus elixir for imprinting babies and it does not work on water creatures, such as tusoteuthis. Can you somehow remedy this? It seems that since you cannot 'consume' items under water, the elixir just stays right there on the hotbar unconsumed, therefore the baby it is intended for does not get the additional imprint. I have not tried it while sitting on a shadowmane, though I intend to experiment with that to see if it works that way. My guess is that since the shadowmane is already grown, the elixir may either still not be consumed, or may have no effect on anything. We shall see.  ... off to experimenting.   

Update: sitting on shadowmane does not work, nor does sitting on a chair. Although one can consume food items in both those situations, one is unable to consume the elixir. 

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It would be nice if the wiki could contain a bit more "technical" information, for example:

  • Stamina regeneration of Dino's (how much per second and what percentage of the total Stamina)
  • Velonasaur: Show the number of the DMG-cap (if there is one ~ wiki mentions something vague), how much stamina it drains per second when shooting in turret mode (ridden/unridden), how much food it needs to regen a certain amount of stamina
  • Titans: Show how long they survive after server transfer (how long it takes to starve to death)
  • It would be nice to have a little calculator for each dino (with adjustable multipliers) to see how much resources they would harvest with which stats and which attacks
  • ...

 

 

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I noticed a problem on the new Wiki, specifically on the Resource Map for Fjordur.

For many of the resources, the "Surface" and "Cave" toggles are Backwards. That is, if only "Surface" is checked, then resources which only appear in CAVES are shown, and vice-versa.

For example, red, blue, and green gems are only found in caves, but are not shown if only "caves" is selected.

This problem only seems to affect the caves-only resources, or resources found on both the surface and in caves (eg. crystal). Surface-only resources are fine.

 

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11 hours ago, TargetOne said:

I noticed a problem on the new Wiki, specifically on the Resource Map for Fjordur.

For many of the resources, the "Surface" and "Cave" toggles are Backwards. That is, if only "Surface" is checked, then resources which only appear in CAVES are shown, and vice-versa.

For example, red, blue, and green gems are only found in caves, but are not shown if only "caves" is selected.

This problem only seems to affect the caves-only resources, or resources found on both the surface and in caves (eg. crystal). Surface-only resources are fine.

 

Looks like we lost the cave specifiers by accident when data was regenerated for v348.  Looking into it.

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7 hours ago, Gible said:

Can we move the wiki search to the header bar? That way it's always accessible. ATM I need to scroll back to the top of the page every time I want to search.

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Have made a Tamper/Grease Monkey script at usercss/gible.user.js (github.com) for those who don't want to wait :) 

Hey we will look into this
the issue is the header is kind of offlimits without approval from the host (wiki.gg) but they are open for feedback so we will check back with them

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On 9/3/2022 at 6:37 AM, Gible said:

Can we move the wiki search to the header bar? That way it's always accessible. ATM I need to scroll back to the top of the page every time I want to search.

Hey, attached a screenshot of a prototype (absolutely not final). We could most likely add the search directly to the netbar, but most likely it wouldn't really be visible to most users (the top of the screen is typically ignored when not looking actively at it). As an alternative, a sticky header can probably do the job with higher visibility and more function (prototype below includes the site name as a link to go back to the main page, an edit button, page history button, and a button to go back to the top of the page).

Eventually it can include extra functions that we've not fully discussed yet: possibly server rates and a dev-tracker (behind their own buttons). This way netbar houses only account/preference-related links.

Please let us know what you think.

Edit: Prototype can be enabled in user preferences in the gadgets tab now.

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