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Hey Survivors!

We’ve got some quick updates for you as we prepare for the upcoming launch of The Center and Shastasaurus! Most importantly, we’re still on schedule. The new and remastered content will be coming your way on June 4th with the trailer, and we’ll keep you posted as we get closer to go time!

We’re really excited about the launch; The Center was the first non-canonical map added to ARK: Survival Evolved, and it holds a special place in our history and our hearts. But... needless to say, it had a look that only a mother, or in this case, evilmrfrank, could love. So, the team and evilmrfrank have been giving it the glow-up it deserves, and we can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction next week!
 

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So obviously, word’s gotten around about a poll. Let’s dive into that first.

Server Transfers, yep. When are we opening Scorched Earth server transfers? Here’s the thing: we had initially planned for a 60-day period (a long, long time ago)... But as we drew closer to that timeframe, we realized, "Hey, it’s pretty close to The Center,” and we know a lot of you really love a fresh new map experience, so we’re deciding to push it back. Not a lot, just a little bit. And that’s what this poll is about. We’re going to give you two dates and let you vote on Twitter (yeah we still call it that) to decide which day we’ll enable complete Server Transfers onto Scorched Earth.

Click here to vote!

Your options are either June 14th or June 28th. Pick one! The date with the most votes by Monday wins!

 

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Good News EVERYONE! It’s finally cleared certification! This means that we’ll be able to get it in your hands next week with the launch of The Center on June 4th. We’ll have more modding updates to share in the future, but we’re really excited to get this out there for all platforms, and needless to say, we’ll be opening up the Official Premium Mod servers for PlayStation Players, too!

 


 

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On April 8th, we deployed a new type of server across the network (for the various game types) that we refer to as "Expire" (which is what you can search for in the session filter). 

These servers will be online until 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on June 1st. We're preemptively using our allocation for The Center to host some additional sessions that players can travel onto to farm, tame, and experience the Scorched Earth Gameplay. The same transfer restrictions apply in that you are only able to download your character, but you can freely take anything off. This is to help reduce load off some of the other servers, or provide players an option for those who just want to jump onto Scorched Earth temporarily.

Please note that these servers will no longer exist after 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on June 1st, so if you intend to use them, remember to transfer your items/creatures/characters off before that date, as nothing will be saved beyond that time period.

For the full list of the Expire servers, click here.

 


 

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Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-bowser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!

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This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, June 3rd.

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But... needless to say, it had a look that only a mother, or in this case, evilmrfrank, could love. So, the team and evilmrfrank have been giving it the glow-up it deserves, and we can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction next week!

Haha, well, I can guarantee you that there are people who love The Center. I mean not as many as Ragnarok, for sure, but it has its fanbase. And seeing it blossom into an updated, gorgeous map is one of the things I look forward to the most about ASA's entire trajectory as we currently know it ! I can't wait to see what new "gameplay" (if any) is going to come with it, or simply how gorgeous its famous pillars will look. Fingers crossed that The Center's center has some interesting things to see or do, now !

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Most importantly, we’re still on schedule

It IS important. Fingers crossed that this sentence ages well in the upcoming days.

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let you vote on Twitter (yeah we still call it that)

Why do you make people use a secondary platform (that not everyone is active on), when you have a perfectly suitable and integrable way to do polls on the official website, as seen with the creature votes ?

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Not sure why you even give the illusion of choice. June 1st was the date that YOU set Wildcard. We got excited for it because you didn't say anything about it until we are 5 hours from the date. No matter what we vote for, you're going to delay it anyways. You're being muppets.


You are programmers and gamers right? Can you tell us what the Center opening the 4th has to do with transfers on Scorched Earth opening the 1st? Scorched Earth which, through exploits that you were warned about and ignored, already has many tribes with transferred dinos and tek from the Island.

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Delay servers transfers to play fresh Center its a great idea since the ppl who actually have scorched servers had to defend their servers while the release of Center, the ppl crying about it is because 1.They don't have Scorched Base 2.They don't care about center and they wanted to Raid Scorched Bases.
WildCard Good Job finally starting to think in your comunnity
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21 minutes ago, ladyteruki said:

Haha, well, I can guarantee you that there are people who love The Center. I mean not as many as Ragnarok, for sure, but it has its fanbase. And seeing it blossom into an updated, gorgeous map is one of the things I look forward to the most about ASA's entire trajectory as we currently know it ! I can't wait to see what new "gameplay" (if any) is going to come with it, or simply how gorgeous its famous pillars will look. Fingers crossed that The Center's center has some interesting things to see or do, now !

It IS important. Fingers crossed that this sentence ages well in the upcoming days.

Why do you make people use a secondary platform (that not everyone is active on), when you have a perfectly suitable and integrable way to do polls on the official website, as seen with the creature votes ?

It'd been a while since I last loved an ARK fanart as much as this one.

They are probably using Twitter to get more interactions on their official page. From I saw no one is taking the news about Scorched Earth transfers well but clicks, comments and shares add up and they are making money anywhere they can.

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But new map always closed so would be a fresh start whenever you open transfers for Scorched?? I dont understand this. would be better if you guys cant handle transfers and launch at same time to simply say that, the above makes no sense sorry

Having to pause right at the start of a new map to then go sort out transfers will be a royal PITA People have been prepping all week for this weekend to get sorted BEFORE new map takes over their time!

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5 minutes ago, ElChofryy said:

Delay servers transfers to play fresh Center its a great idea since the ppl who actually have scorched servers had to defend their servers while the release of Center, the ppl crying about it is because 1.They don't have Scorched Base 2.They don't care about center and they wanted to Raid Scorched Bases.
WildCard Good Job finally starting to think in your comunnity
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It's not a great idea actually. A great idea would've been to turn on "offline damage prevented" on Scorched for 2 weeks or 4 weeks depending on the vote and allowing transfers as scheduled. Then the entire player base that doesn't care about raiding could get their mains set up on Scorched if they wanted and get ready for the Center.

Everyone who has played a significant amount of Ark knows the Center was not a fan favorite but we have been chompin at the bit for something new, anything really. And this is something new, new enough to bide our time until Aberration comes out.

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Delay of Transfers is nothing of a surprise. However hopefully some new content and Glow-up of the center includes some element ore integrations, along with power stations. These add such a great element of game to maps and the fact it has not been implemented in previous maps is a huge let down. Not only power stations but dino's to are great additions. pump some love back into the game outside of the box. Ascend!

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Incredibly disappointing with server transfer delay.

I was hoping to at least get those 3 days to transfer tek structures to se so I don’t have to reset every 8 days while playing scorched

now I’m gonna be forced to run over to blue ob on center every weekend to reset my scorched transfers because you guys can’t plan this crap out

 

failed crunch, massive disappointment, and just as you guys were  starting to make good decisions too

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I've just visited my scorched server, and there are folks giving their stuff away, they are quitting .. fed up with planning their precious gaming time around a company that cannot stick to it's times and word, their words.

 

They say there are plenty of other games that DO keep to what they say they are going to do making planning leisure time around work and family possible.

 

While I think this is a tad dramtic they do have a valid point

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5 minutes ago, Brettskii said:

I am so excited to hear that the center is on schedule. that was one of the first maps that i was really prepared for during ase but never got the time to play. I am also really happy to read that you are keeping that new server feel a little longer, i will be voting for june 28th! Now that everything is on schedule.....you should explore a battle pass with priority que for the new servers so we don't get a bunch of bots taking up the slots. Maybe while the pass is "active" give us a bigger dino limit for our tribes. Just some food for thought, we really want the battle pass system and a RMT in game store. I understand baby steps, so this would be a pretty good start!

AWESOME CRUNCH WITH AWESOMER NEWS!

It's costing us all enough now lol, the premium mods will bring them more money, and you do realise that that the "bots"will be the ones most likely to buy the battle pass thing, don't you? They been cloning duping and selling like crazy so most likely to afford it! Just sayin.. And pay to win seems to be something that Wildcard has tried hard to avoid

 

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Ya know for once, I’m kinda in agreement with WC on this one, in regards to delaying transfers.  I mean be honest guys, how many of us really planning on moving their whole base of operations to SE.  Scorched is going to fall into the same place it did in ASE.  Come the end of summer after transfers open up on the center (which I’m totally hyped for that release), Scorched is going to turn back into the wyvern, golem, mantis and faso farm is was in ASE.  Most of us will have a small outpost on the map so we can get wyvern eggs, tame mantis, fasos and other map related creatures until Ragnarok releases.  After Ragnarok releases scorched earth will have its following but at most we’ll be looking at 10-20 player count tops after August, so is an extra 2 or 4 weeks for transfers really going to mean that much?   Personally I’d rather have transfers delayed and a new map release on time than visa versa or even worse BOTH delayed.  
 

The Center is a map that really does hold a special place in a lot of the hearts for those of us that were around in those days.  Even for the the year of 2016, it was an absolutely beautiful map, and if it had been given the right amount of love, could have held it’s own against other maps like Ragnarok, Crystal Isles and possibly even fjordur.  Not to take anything away from any other map, they all have their specialties, but the Center was just a fun map.  I do want to say this, now the center is what 3x or 4x bigger than the Island and SE, WC ya gotta give us some utility with the cryopods back, at least in PVE.  I understand why you guys put the range on em but dang ya didn’t have to nerf em back to where ya can’t even un-pod a tame standing on the front porch of our own bases, you could have at least given us a 1000 meter range (which wouldn’t have even gotten us a third of the way across the island, not talking about the Center or Ragnarok).  You also might wanna take a look into the wild spawns with server populations, especially with the release of The Center.  I dunno if anyone else has noticed but if the server pop is over 20 wild spawns are dismal at best.  Other than that keep it up, you guys are doing MUCH better with the information now compared to last year, it’s a nice change!  I look forward to landing on a jungle south mid or north and embracing an old friend with an updated look on the 4th, and re-exploring a map I fell in love with since it’s original launch and seeing what potential it has now!

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Should've opened transfers on June 1st as promised, and not make us wait another 13 days or more. What a ducking joke. And reason being that we all get fresh starts for The Center? I mean why, transfers will be closed to Center anyway? What is the dumb reason behind this? Just say you failed with transfer tests instead of dumb reason that makes no sense. We've waited for over 30 days for transfers now, we did Alpha Manticore on 1st week so this means another 13+ days we'll be taking a break from ARK. 🤬

I'm sure there is a lot of us that are skipping The Center, and I am one of those people. A useless map that brings nothing interesting.. Another fish in the ocean? I mean you go into the ocean for 5 minutes max over 1 month to get some black pearls, the ocean is so pointless in this game.

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