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  1. 32 points
    It's unfortunate that in the 60 seconds it took me to create this image, you think the dev team has completely stopped all work. The team have been and still are working hard to fix all high-priority issues.
  2. 13 points
    I know you ARK Devs get a lot of backlash when you have to delay the launch of another DLC, but if that means that we get a less buggy release AND simultaneous launch on all systems, I believe that it is worth it. Did we foresee another delay coming after the silence about Genesis this month, yes. But this doesn't mean we should tear apart these devs all over social media. At the end of the day, they've made a great game that we can all play and enjoy. Moreover, nobody wants to see more delays in the future. Not the players, and not the devs either. But things pop up, something goes wrong, other events outside of Genesis get in the way. That happens to everybody. I just hope that we can expect more accurate release dates beforehand when going into the launch of DLCs. And when things are going awry, I hope we can get the delay notice sooner rather than later, because then at least we're not so close to the release date with so much hype just for it to be yanked back even further. A message to the Devs, thanks for making such a great game and putting so much work into it. I'm sorry that you guys constantly have to deal with backlash from this kind of stuff, but we all love this game and the community built up around it. May we all hope for a great Genesis launch in February and more success with this stuff in the future. Thank you!
  3. 13 points
    "Are you serious? You Say you are releasing it December then you go onto say that you delay THEN you dont say anything for a whole month and THEN DELAY IT ANOTHER MONTH. You said that It was delayed a month 2 MONTHS BEFORE THE ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE HOW IS THAT NOT ENOUGH TIME. I am Demanding a refund from this dlc. Absolutely Ridiculous."
  4. 13 points
    A Message from the Founders Hello Survivors, Jesse and Jeremy here! We know things have been a bit quiet on Genesis news for the past few weeks, even though there is much more to show you, we’ve been deeply immersed in the pre-release development process. That being said, we’re writing today to tell you that the final release date for Genesis Part 1 is now February 25th, 2020 simultaneously on all platforms. This additional delay will no doubt come as a disappointment to everyone who is eagerly awaiting Genesis. We’re extremely sorry to push it back an extra month, but as we have been heads-down with the rest of the team polishing, balancing and putting the final pieces together, we really felt that the extra wait will be worth it both for the quality of the base game and the ambitious new expansion. The live ops team is taking advantage of the scheduling change by making sure we have a really fun Valentine’s event in store for you (something we originally planned to skip because it followed so closely behind the launch of the new expansion). Plus, we’ve just deployed an initial anti-meshing patch, and next week we will be rolling out a definitive anti-meshing logic overhaul that should fundamentally address those long-standing issues. As we look forward to a successful cross-platform launch of Genesis, all of this will make ARK substantially better for everyone who plays PvP and PvE. On behalf of the broader Wildcard team, we thank you so much for your passion, creativity, feedback, and support. We are extremely thrilled to bring ARK’s next chapter to you, and are looking forward to a hugely exciting 2020! Meanwhile, here are some tasty new screenshots from ARK: Genesis Part 1! Jesse and Jeremy Studio Wildcard Anti-Meshing Efforts Hey everybody! I’m WC_jellyknee, the lead Live Ops Engineer on the ARK team. I wanted to tell you about our efforts to prevent cheating in ARK in general, and our continuing efforts to defeat undermeshing specifically. We're excited to get this post out in order to address the issue of meshing with the community and, also, to share news on how we will be countering meshing more aggressively moving forward via technical solutions. I'm going to start off by quoting from a previous developer diary: You can read the rest of the developer diary here: Undermeshing has been a thorn in the side of both players as well as the enforcement team, and a serious concern for the development team. To help mitigate this, we have further upgraded our anti-undermeshing system in order to help the enforcement team track down problematic map areas, as well as tracking down people who are breaking the ARK Code of Conduct. This underlying system has been in place for a while now, gathering useful data, and we have been testing it to make sure that it works reliably. We wanted to make sure that it minimizes the amount of false positives - we don't want it to flag locations where players can get to during normal play Now that this system has been proven to be effective, we've now built another layer on top of it to take advantage of this data. I don't want to give specific numbers here because it can only help bad actors try to find new exploits, but I'll explain how this system works: 1) If we detect a player undermeshing for a certain amount of time, it will teleport them to a valid position that they were previously at. It will then monitor that player for an amount of time. 2) If the system finds that player undermeshing again within that time, or if it's not able to teleport the player to a previous position, then the player's character will die. Any items being carried will remain at that location. 3) The system is aware of what the character is doing, and will take certain actions into account to help prevent player frustration. The system, whilst in a state we’re confident will have an impact on limiting meshing, is in a state of ongoing development. We will continually make improvements and updates, along with rolling out more definitive undermeshing-resolving changes in the next week. While we continue to introduce new content and experiences to fans of ARK we will remain focused on ensuring that everyone has a fair playing experience on the Official Network. By default, the anti meshing system will be on for the Official Network For Unofficials, these launch parameters can be used: -noundermeshchecking // Will turn it off the anti meshing system entirely -noundermeshkilling // Will turn it off the anti meshing player kills (but still allow teleporting) 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
  5. 10 points
  6. 9 points
    Because alot of people aren't happy they are fixing this, I am very happy though and find it funny how many have actually been abusing this
  7. 9 points
    Now when you going do something about everyone teleporting corrupt gigas to ppls base and destroy all the hard work in pve
  8. 8 points
    ARK: Genesis 1 Listen to the ARK:Genesis Theme Song: Continue your quest for survival and unlock the next chapter in the saga of ARK: Survival Evolved on February 25th. Get the ARK: Genesis Season Pass
  9. 7 points
    In an effort to optimize and increase game performance, we've identified areas where the amount of available memory can be increased. We've discovered that event items, past and current, are using valuable game resources that are needed in our optimization effort. Due to this, Valentines Chocolates and Valentines Candies will be removed following the Love Evolved event on 2/25.
  10. 7 points
    Beat me to it. I was gonna suggest "people asking for nerfs"
  11. 7 points
    Aliens confirmed for genesis, heard it here first. Massive, fairly fit, aliens.
  12. 7 points
    I think a few of you must have dropped something, I found these laying around in the thread...
  13. 7 points
    A delay is never fun but at least we now have a date to HYPE for! And OMG those pictures are awesome
  14. 6 points
    Its a pity the devs seen to rely so heavily on twitter, an outlet that not everyone uses. If only there was a website that acted as central hub for the entire community that the devs could post on a regular basis. Information could be conveyed so much easier.
  15. 6 points
    Am I doing this right?
  16. 6 points
    You weren't supposed to see this!! Whoops I forgot to hide this when I originally created it. I'M FIRED!
  17. 6 points
    Ark Game Play Issues I am an avid player with more than 12,000 hours in Ark. I have a great group of great friends that I play with on multiple maps. Many of us have played together for 4-5 years. We have an excellent community of players, all of us with many thousands of game hours. I want to start by saying that I have really love the game and have enjoyed many years of gameplay. Recently however, problems have been introduced to the game that are causing us to lose items, dinos, time, and more importantly players. Many of my closest tribemates have left the game citing extreme gameplay issues. All of these issues could be addressed and corrected if the will was there to do so. Let me outline a few issues that have happened over the last month or so. Lag. Oh my goodness the lag is unbelievable. Trying to raise dinos in a 36 hour period on an island server we have seen timers shift more than 3.5 hours. It is difficult to plan our raising when you log in after 8 hours of sleep to do an imprint before work… and you discover that the imprints have shifted 45 minutes to an hour and you no longer have time to get the imprint in before you have to leave. Lag. Lag has been so bad that many of our tribemates have been disconnected constantly. It is hard to leave the base to do anything as you could randomly disconnect. Couple of tribemates have lost gear as they are not certain where they died when they finally got back into the game. Lag. One tribemate in particular has been collecting wyvern eggs from our rag server and he has lost 3 wyverns that landed in the lava when on his screen he was in a nest. He has lost many pieces of decent gear and cryod dinos. Losing stuff to bugs in the game is frustrating. Lag. Raising gigas I personally imprinted 5 gigas before going to bed. When I got up the next morning the gigas were no longer imprinted and now I can’t get a full imprint. I was on track and 2 of them were 100% done before I went to bed. Now I get to watch the last 3 also not get the full imprint. Lag. Downloaded some cool new coloured event tames from the Christmas event to my island server only to have the server crash and roll back. I lost all of my new colours. Server restarts. Random server restarts in the middle of peak time for new version updates. The week before the Chrstmas break had an inordinate amount of restarts. Every time I was in a cave or doing a boss run I had to panic to get things squared away so I wouldn’t lose anything. The amount of time it takes to set up on the obi only to have to abort for a server restart that didn’t happen on time… frustrating. I don’t know how to categorize this. While on the island chasing drops with my mana, my screen suddenly locks up. I am used to lag and disconnections so I simply wait. After about 40 seconds I am logging back into the server… no death message, no notice in the logs. My mana is gone, all of my gear and stuff collected from the drops missing. Everything gone. I am simply on a screen as if I had just transferred in. I couldn't find a death beacon in the area I was in. Chibis keep resetting to level 1. Many tribemates have leveled to 3, 4 and 5 only to log in the next day to a level 1 chibi. Chibis stop leveling. I get to level 2 and can't gain any more levels from the chibi no matter how many alphas I kill. I got another one to level 4 and it too stopped leveling. Raising 2 gigas that made it to trough a few hours before going to bed. Upon waking the next morning to discover that they starved to death.I have raised a lot of dinos, We have 70 tek troughs and the base has been designed so that there are no spots where a dino could be without being on trough. Only two logical conclusions can be taken from this. Either the server rolled back or the gigas simply stopped eating. Tribemate was raising several dinos on Ab while being pregnant with a 150 reaper (more than 12). He had to log out for a couple of hours in a tek pod and when he logged back in, he had died and lost his reaper to radiation in the green zone??. Unfortunately he had the cryoed babies on his person (Not something we recommend) but he lost his gear and all the new babies and the 150 reaper which ended up being a red and white event. While on extinction another tribe member tek flew to a purple drop we were at so he wouldn’t be cryo sick and when he tossed his giga out, it was somehow cryo sick. He lost the giga to corrupted and his saddle was nowhere to be found. While on extinction raising babies, a tribe member saw some death notices show up on the screen. When he searched our bases he found that one of our bases was completely gone along with all of our stuff. Hundreds of dinos, element, and more and another base was ¾ destroyed.. This is a PVE server but someone used a tactic that literally destroyed two bases that is high up in the snow biome. While farming element veins and box triber showed up as we finished and started harvesting our vein. I didn’t know that was possible.. But it is. During my weekly time in of my Rag base, we noticed that 6 of 10 cryo fridges were not powered for some reason. When opening them, all of the pods had expired losing all of the dinos. Looking at the logs, we see that some electrical cables auto decayed. Some of the many hundreds of electrical cables in the base and for some reason all the pods lost 30 days of charge in just one week. Logged into my main base on an island server and saw half the cryo pods were at half charge, even though the fridge was fully powered and has never lost power. I play on this map every single day. This base is the most frequented base we have. Someone at this base at least 4 hours a day. Half of our base on Scorched Earth suddenly auto decayed. Even though we were playing as a group on the map 4 days earlier. Stone structures stayed where metal ones auto decayed. We lost element, dinos and gear and a lot of it. We have put support tickets in and have been told that we could have 10 dinos at a max 150 level to replace the hundreds of dinos lost in the last few months. Honestly this has turned a lot of my group of friends off playing. While ejecting the loot from a red drop on extinction, someone used a new trick to steal stuff as it came out using. Again.. Didn’t know this was possible. Now we add an event that pits player vs player to chase presents that drop from the sky in a line. Routinely we have 3 or 4 people all trying to open the same present and then arguing in global chat. The Christmas event has turned players that normally can play well together into enemies. Global chat has been horrible to read as everyone is upset about the drops. Merry Christmas I say. At the end of the day the game has become seriously broken. The lag on the weekends when I can commit some time has made it unplayable. I don’t want to trash the game as I absolutely love it. However, the current fixes are not helping and in fact are making the game much worse. Then when contacting support for what are rather serious issues that have ruined hundred if not thousands of hours, we are given responses that do not adequately respect this. There has to be a better way that to have policies that confront the player base when they have issues. We understand that a free to play game has some limits on what can be achieved. Many of the avid players I play with wonder if there shouldn't be a pay for official server cluster that can help with some of the expenses and installing admins to monitor the servers. My group of friends would love to have this as an option. Being able to still log onto official maps but having the ability to go to a server that is actively maintained.
  18. 6 points
    Build a wall and make the theri pay for it
  19. 5 points
  20. 5 points
    You're supposed to drink beer while you fish, it makes it more fun. Works irl too.
  21. 5 points
    C'mon guys stop complaining, the poor guy is running as fast as he can.
  22. 5 points
    Start playing it in beta the day it was released.
  23. 5 points
    Try some barry white and low level lighting. They tend to be shy. Failing that there's a breedable griffins mod if you're not on official.
  24. 5 points
    I understand everyone's frustration, I really do 2 delays is a long time to wait BUT there are a few things you have to realize. 1: Wildcard is not an AAA Company. It is hard for them to meet the speeds that us as gamers have become accustomed to, but this is normal. They are a small group so they cannot hire the top of the line coders and level designers that companies like Bethesda can. 2: This is a big dlc. So many games pass off dlc as a few new skins or a new weapon, This leaves the base game the same though. What wildcard is doing is creating a whole new game with only the character and engrams staying the same the whole world, engrams and dinos are completely different and require lots of level design and AI changing. 3: I feel the frustration concerning the quality of the dlc is very unfair to the developers. You claim that it will be riddled with bugs and that it will be unplayable before you can even step into the world. If it releases with the quality you say it will then yes, you are completely free to judge it as it is, but as it is now you can't truly know what the quality will be like. Feel free to quote me or trash talk me all you want. This is my opinion and the opinion of someone who knows what it is like to be in a small company and furthermore the struggles of programming a game. Thank you for reading and thank you Wildcard for making such a great game. Still my favorite game.
  25. 5 points
  26. 5 points
    Since the ocean biome has a miniboss, the Moeder, I wonder if the other biomes will have their own minibosses. Also, who or what will be the "main" boss of the DLC?
  27. 5 points
    Well, we should at least be glad it's because they want to make absolute sure Genesis functions the way it should. That's better than them, say, releasing Genesis in a broken, unplayable state.
  28. 5 points
    You da man cedric...no matter what ppl say in these forums \social media. ... in my eyes your doing a damn good job;)...and this is coming from a 100% legacy player ....keep up the great work team!!!!
  29. 5 points
  30. 5 points
    Is this a joke either tell us genesis is delayed or the release date. Keeping the entire community in limbo is unsatisfactory.
  31. 5 points
    Then players would need to sit 2 hours in front of an obelisk/transmitter to upload their stuff. And you would be the first to make a thread complaining about that too.
  32. 4 points
    increased maturation rates mean the baby is growing faster than the HP adjusts to keep up so babies will be bloody as they get closer to adult. have an owl or pig nearby in your hatchery to heal them as needed.
  33. 4 points
    I would nerf all the previous dino nerfs. Restore the dino's to their intended and glorious functions. Fast Flyers, Tank Tuso's, Mana Maniacs, Godly Griffins. The way Ark was meant to be!
  34. 4 points
  35. 4 points
    One pro tip i strongly urge using on extincion is setting up cliff platforms above your base to use up the spaces for cliff platforms so that griefers can't set up a teleporter above your base and drop corrupted gigas into your base.
  36. 4 points
    Imagine it was just running at you but a 1cm twig was in its path so it just tripped and fell over
  37. 4 points
    I've been playing PvE for years. Catastrophes like this will happen, not just now, but in the future too as new mechanics are rolled in. Over my time on Ark I've lost structures, Dino's and gear due to the game not working as intended. Over time your soul gets pounded into a grey, porridge like substance after which you'll not care as much. Instead you'll sigh, go make a coffee, sit back down and mutter to yourself "Arked..." and carry on. If you've built it before, you can build it again. It'll probably be better, too. Likewise, if you've raised or tamed them before, it can be done again. Just make sure you have enough coffee in the house.
  38. 4 points
    We blame WC for not responding/removing login lock 9 hours ago, as for the lack of communications.
  39. 4 points
    Official servers have been on perm 2x for years now.
  40. 4 points
    They have different people working on new content from the people working on bug fixes. coding isn't like lifting things, more people does not equal better outcome. There is a sweet spot where you reach maximum efficiency and adding more people makes things worse or has diminishing returns. This topic shows up regularly. Thing is, they could fix everything if they went back down and reinvented the game but people would lose progress and they already said it was easier to just release new content. You guys have already told them you would refuse to buy a brand new game, why would they put the work in for a brand new game?
  41. 4 points
    I would like to see what new music they bring into the game. Gareth Coker is a boss when it comes to Ark music.
  42. 4 points
    They probably are late on schedule because they most likely went overboard and ended up implementing much more content than what they initially intended to and based their release target from. Much like they delayed the base game's official release because they ended up releasing like 110+ creatures instead of the ~70 they initially planned, etc. But hey, people never talk about that; just that "release are always late". Who cares, really. Get netflix or something and come back later or don't pre-purchase anything in the future.
  43. 4 points
    Well now, I think we finally found the mystery of who this corpse belongs to. Poor, poor survivor. Waiting to enter the Genesis simulation. After several delays, he couldn't last any longer, and he faded into the frosty arctic region of The Island...
  44. 4 points
    Im just here for the comments: Bwaaaah, exti stuff is OP why did you release it like this, bwaah, bwaaah. Why didnt you delay the release so its not that laggy and buggy, bwaaah, bwaaah. Bwaaah, fix meshing its a major problem, bwaah bwaah! 2020 be like: I dont mind if they delay the game, I just hope it wont be as bad as exti DLC. Few seconds later: Why did you delay my game that I preordered? Bwaaaah! I want it NOW! Bwaaah, WC isnt communicating, tell me NOW NOW! WC makes a post where they explain their new antimesh method and because of working on this, valentine event and new DLC they need another month to properly test as much aspects as they can (because the game offers so many across all platforms): Bwaaah, you told me so much AND I dont like what you said, bwaaaaaaaaah! BWAAAH my game is delayeeeed, I dont want to play it anymore, mommy I want refund so I can buy the DLC again 20 days later! That will show them! I dont care they will probably reduce the amount of meshing, they actualy made a progress and I cant cry about it anymore, bwaaah bwaah. Your crying is filling my heart with warmth and joy, thats what you deserve for preordering from a studio that wasnt reliable with dates before. I will just sit back and eat my popcorn while you are going to go after each others throats on the new map because of the chinese wave of pillars and claimed areas, some random rollbacks because something unexpected happens that couldnt be tested before and complaints when someone steals that juicy lvl 150 dino. After this storm is settled, I will consider buying the DLC. So go on, cry and fight!
  45. 4 points
    My personal favourite update/fix and many others agree. Not too concerned about Genesis release, thanks for the mesh fix!
  46. 4 points
    Happy to see a final release date. As nearly all content creators are simply waiting on this. We finally know what we should be waiting for. Hope to see it be worth the wait.
  47. 4 points
    Hopefully the servers are more stable than Extinction at release.
  48. 4 points
    Could you add the gacha clause back into the Game? I know Christmas is over but Private Server would Like to let it run longer. Also Orbital drops and corrupt Dinos are'nt spawnable on Ragnarok anymore.. why?? Just give us the freedom to do our events.. privat servers are the ones who keep your game alive!
  49. 4 points
    Another one of these "I experienced a minor inconvenience, time to write a book about everything wrong with Wild Card."
  50. 4 points
    Here one of my sneak attacks I found They were harrassing some bobs on my server:
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