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  1. Hey Survivors! We have so much on the horizon for the ARK universe and we don’t want to keep our community waiting any longer so let’s skip the preamble and jump right in! We are currently working on our expansive sequel with all our might! But we have postponed the release date to 2023 in order to create an adventure that will be unforgettable for everyone, respectful of our team’s health, realize the potential of upgrading to Unreal 5, and to introduce revolutionary full mod support for console players! ARK 2 will launch in 2023, simultaneously on Steam Early Access and as a console launch exclusive for Xbox Series X|S and with Xbox and PC Game Pass on Game Preview. We believe that ARK 2 will be the ultimate primal survival experience and want to devote the resources needed to bring that to fruition. When you finally take your first steps onto the beautiful and dangerous new world of Arat in 2023, we intend that it’ll have been worth the time to get there. You can now wishlist ARK 2 on Steam here! Suddenly awakened on a strange primal world filled with dinosaurs and humans struggling for dominance; you must piece together the history of how you arrived there, team-up with legendary heroes, and confront powerful dark forces seeking to control the fate of all life. Saddle up, and join the definitive next-generation survival experience with ARK 2! Every aspect of the ARK series has been rethought and redesigned in this sequel. Here's a sampling of the new features that ARK 2 will contain upon its initial Early Access and Game Preview release: Starring Vin Diesel ("Fast Franchise") as legendary ARK hero Santiago, experience an epoch-spanning adventure as he seeks to protect his daughter Meeka -- voiced by Auli'i Cravalho ("Moana") -- from the ghosts of the ancient past and visions of a new future. Fully stackable, user-created Mods for new creatures, items, gameplay features, and maps are now distributed across all platforms -- including onto Xbox -- and support for modded servers enabled through official mod support by mod.io! Here’s a little bit more information about this new technology partnership: "mod.io is a cross-platform UGC solution, supporting 11 game systems and stores. By partnering with mod.io, we are connecting ARK 2 with a complete ecosystem in which mods can exist, be presented, and accessed in-game. We’re excited to see our vision for Mods powered by proven tech, and deliver the best possible experience for players, everywhere they can play ARK 2." Advanced character traversal mechanics like mantling, free-climbing, parkour, sliding, and swinging! Target-lock, blocks, dodges, combos, staggers, special attacks, emphasizing player-skill-based action. Explore a mysterious, chaotic world where native flora and fauna are being overrun by invasive primeval creatures from an extinct Earth! Construct your weapons and tools from a range of distinct modules to customize their look and functionality -- millions of possible combinations enable you to craft your own unique gear! The specific materials you choose will further affect the appearance of your items, with multiple options of resources found in unique regions of the world. Natural and unnatural occurrences are always happening across the game world, independent of your presence! Your choices in deciding whether to interact with these events will yield rewards or challenges. Hostile 'Aratai' hunt & attack you riding their own tamed creatures, as they seek to drive human interlopers from their world. Instanced rendering and network-streaming enable much higher client and server performance for large, player-built structures, and a longer draw distance! Survivors can set up and save their own preferred building templates, share them, and place prospective template layouts in the world to then build them out as a team. No omnipresent radar -- animals now track and hunt by sight, sound, and smell! Hide from predators with visual camouflage and environmental obstructions, and learn to mask your scent! Dynamic pathfinding enables creatures to intelligently maneuver around obstacles and player-built structures. Gain both experience points from gameplay, and knowledge points by accomplishing key objectives and overcoming unique challenges, to progress along a massive skill tree filled with new active abilities, perks, and passive benefits. See foliage react convincingly to passing wildlife, water flow downstream around obstacles, volumetric stormclouds, localized weather systems, smoke and particles affected by physical forces, and much more! Fundamental advancement of lighting systems enables a more photorealistic day-night cycle, generating real-time ambient lighting & shadows within both natural and player-constructed environments! As we journey into the next evolution of ARK, Jesse and Jeremy reflected on the time they’ve spent creating ARK and wanted to include a personal message about ARK 2 to the community. The future of survival games begins with ARK 2 When we first released ARK: Survival Evolved in 2015, we had no idea how big it would eventually become. It was beyond our wildest expectations that 7 years later we’d be developing an eons-spanning narrative across multiple games, a TV series, and starring none other than Vin Diesel as key ARK hero Santiago. And yet here we are, together with our wonderful players who have stuck with the ARK universe through thick (RAGNAROK!!) and thin (FLYER NERF??), now having a canvas far bigger than ever before. That’s what ARK 2 is – the biggest canvas ever for primal survival experiences, a next-generation framework to play out your own survival stories. ARK 2’s main narrative tells the story of a father and a daughter (“Meeka” played by Auli'i Cravalho!), of betrayal & broken promises, and the strength of the family bond – and of course, it’s a story of badass giant dinosaurs. But even more importantly, this is about players’ own stories – like any good persistent-world online survival game, ‘Survivors’ in ARK 2 each have their own unique path through the game, as they form their own tribe, make their own friends, and attempt to build their own creature-aided civilization. With ARK 2, we’re seeking not only to enhance the game’s narrative and world-building, but also retouch and improve on all aspects of what constitutes an ARK game. Foremost among these redesigns are the core player mechanics. In the sequel, which is third-person-only, controls and movement for both players and creatures have been completely redesigned. Taking inspiration from game systems like Assassin’s Creed’s automatic parkour and Breath of the Wild’s climbing, player characters can now clamber over the environment in a more realistic and freeform manner. With a focus on primitive-era combat (Santiago and Tek have a ‘complicated’ relationship…), ARK 2 draws heavily from Souls-like action for its human-scale combat: an emphasis on dodges, blocks, light and heavy attacks, combos, and player-reflex skill – a rarity for the PvP survival genre. For creature-scale combat, suffice it to say for now that when you attack something with your T-Rex in ARK 2, the results are visceral: the animation of the attack actually hard-impacts on the target (not “passing through” it), the victim’s flesh is torn, and the target physically reacts at that location to the hit – all to convey the feeling of the raw power of such a ferocious creature! Another area that we’re particularly excited about is the World Event system. Rather than simply having a more-or-less static environment with easily predictable or repetitive occurrences ala ARK 1, the new World Event system is designed to ensure that unique things are always happening around the world, whether you are there or not. Events include procedurally-dynamic scenarios like watering hole gatherings, wounded creatures, tracking the signs of advanced prey, stampedes, herds, defending endangered creatures to earn their trust, finding dens of parent creatures and their young, and more. Whether you choose to engage with these events is up to you, and each can yield unique rewards and challenges. There are too many other areas of fundamental changes in ARK 2, whether it’s the new opposing-force ‘Aratai’ who have their own tames, the new Creature Management & proper World Map systems, the advanced component-based item crafting that enables players to choose exactly what their gear looks and functions like from millions of potential combinations, or the revamped build system which provides innumerable more building options and enables saving & sharing of build templates – or, or…well, there’s just too much to go over here! You’ll get your first preview of the ARK 2 gameplay down the road, and we think you’ll like what you see. Finally, saving perhaps the best for last, ARK 2 adds a revolutionary new feature for console players: fully stackable, user-created mods, including on unofficial servers, for the Xbox version of the game enabled through official mod support by mod.io! This means that players who create mods using the PC version will be able to upload them to the cloud and make them available for all console players to enjoy as well. With this, as we’ve seen with ARK 1 on PC, everything in the game can effectively be changed, improved, and redesigned: new creatures, new game types, new maps, new weapons & items, and mechanics (yes modders can re-add First Person mode ). With the power of Unreal Engine 5, the only limit will be the imagination of the content creators themselves. We’re super stoked to witness the mind-blowing additions that players will no doubt create in their mods and maps – and we believe that having all such user generated content playable on console in ARK 2, with complete cross-platform server integration, is going to change the nature of the genre forever. Put simply: with ARK 2, our goal is to make the game that we all wanted ARK 1 to be – now that we’ve had the time, resources, and knowledge to do it right. So in 2023 on Xbox & PC Game Pass, we’ll look forward to seeing you all in this new world of primeval creatures and legendary heroes. Just keep an eye out for Vin – he likes to play on his Series X more than you might expect, and his skill at wrangling a Giga is unequaled… Yours truly, Jeremy Stieglitz, Jesse Rapczak and the Wildcard team. ARK’s development has always benefited from external teams providing their expertise for ARK’s myriad of content and game systems. Whether it be Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, or another developer that’s partnered with us during the creation of ARK: Survival Evolved, we’ve always leveraged the amazing talent from external studios to create the best version of ARK for our fans. In that spirit, we’re partnering with Grove Street Games to co-develop ARK 2 and rewrite the ARK Nintendo Switch code with a full revamp of gameplay functionality, graphics, and optimization. Thomas Williamson, the Director of Grove Street, will be Development Director and Technical Director of ARK 2 with parts of the Grove Street Games team also joining ARK 2’s production in a development partnership. Jeremy and Jesse will balance their time between games and the expansion of the ARK franchise across multiple platforms and formats, with Jeremy focusing his creative efforts on the TV series and other initiatives, whilst continuing to serve as Executive Producer of ARK 2. Jesse will continue as Creative Director of ARK 2 and co-creator of the TV series. We are beyond-thrilled that Thomas and the incredibly talented team at Grove Street Games have opted to go all-in on partnering up to build the next iterations of the ARK franchise. By combining Grove Street's amazing capabilities with Studio Wildcard, we’re confident ARK 2 is going to be a mind-blowing experience! We know many of you have also been waiting expectantly for news on the Animated Series, and we’re so looking forward to being able to share more with everyone about it. The Series now has fourteen 30-minute episodes in post-production! To celebrate this milestone, we have released the first poster images of key characters from the show, available here. ARK: The Animated Series chronicles the story of a mysterious primeval land populated by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, where people from throughout human history have been resurrected. When 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker awakes on the ARK after tragedy, she must learn to survive and find new allies, or die again at the hands of ruthless warlords -- all while trying to uncover the true nature of their strange new world. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) has taken on the role of Executive Producer, Director, and Co-Showrunner, alongside ARK franchise creators Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, with the series being produced at Glendale-based Lex+Otis animation studio. Monica Bellucci (The Matrix Reloaded) and Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: The Bad Batch) have also joined the series’ talented cast. The show features an extraordinary voice cast, including Gerard Butler (300), Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once), Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time), Devery Jacobs (American Gods), Deborah Mailman (Total Control), Zahn McClarnon (Doctor Sleep), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Elliot Page (The Umbrella Academy), Ragga Ragnars (Vikings), David Tennant (Good Omens), Alan Tudyk (Rogue One), Karl Urban (The Boys), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Ron Yuan (Mulan), with Russell Crowe (Gladiator) and Vin Diesel reprising his role as franchise hero, Santiago. We look forward to sharing more news soon! In April we announced that Nintendo Switch would be receiving a completely rehauled version of ARK that will include enhancements and upgrades to bring it into line, visually and functionally, with the experience on Xbox One and PS4. Today, we’re happy to share an update on the progress and more information on ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition! ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition will introduce new story cutscenes to conclude each ARK map, featuring actors Maddy Madden (The Wheel of Time) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprising their respective roles as Helena Walker and Sir Edmund Rockwell. All of Helena’s and Rockwell’s Dossiers and Explorer Notes will also be voiced by the actors, as will survivors’ epic confrontation versus Rockwell on ARK Aberration. Madden will also voice the cheery robot-AI guide HLN-A in the "Young Explorer's Mode" that will lead players through ARK in a low-pressure, kid-friendly, dino-fact-filled adventure. We’re happy to show you what to expect in September, so Tune in at 1:30pm Pacific Monday, June 13, to /twitchgaming livestream to see the first gameplay of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition on Switch. Be sure to check out our previous post for more details on the upcoming update. Fjordur, the newest official ARK community map, released today on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia! Free to download for all ARK players, this Nordic-style, cold-weather map features four new creatures to tame and over 140 sq kilometers of new biomes, new challenges, and rewarding discoveries! If you’ve ever wanted an easy selling point to convince your friends to join you on your quest for ultimate survival, there might never be a better opportunity! Head to Steam where ARK: Survival Evolved is free-to-permanently-own for anyone who claims the game before June 19 at 10AM PDT! This is a limited-time offer, so call your aspiring survivalists, tribe up, and join in on the adventure! It’s been an amazing ride as we begin to close out ARK 1 with the release of Fjordur and the upcoming inclusion of the Carcharodontosaurus. We’re so proud of what this game has become over these past 7 years with the passionate support and inspiration from our wonderful ARK community. With ARK 2 now on the horizon, we’re energized to ascend into a new generation of gaming. Unreal Engine 5 is empowering us to make the game everything it can be. Any Homo Deus would be proud to see it in action, and we look forward to having all of you come join us in the next evolution of the ARK franchise! The Studio Wildcard Team
    11 points
  2. Most of this looks pretty fun. I hate 3rd person views and Souls combat... Yikes.
    11 points
  3. It's really such a shame. WC has been building their brand and reputation with the creativity and skills of everyone on the team working at the company for the past 7 years. As well as inspiring others in the community to contribute. I have been one of them. A diehard supporter since the beginning. In all those 7 years, Ark / WC has been a good place. A neutral place and there was harmony, never having to get politics involved. Not once. With the beginning of June this year, it's becoming more and more clear that there is either new management at WC, or the old bosses just don't care about community anymore since they've milked profits from Ark 1 as much as possible. So now they've decided to throw their reputation in the trash by becoming political and voicing opinions when they shouldn't have one. Individually, that's fine. People are allowed to have opinions. But publicly, as a company, no. If someone new is in charge and making their voice the companies, then I hope they get removed, before it's too late. I know I've lost a ton of respect for WC recently which is a real shame considering I believed a job there was a true dream job, just a short time ago. All this political talk, and not even a single bit of news regarding the summer bash event. It's really a shame what things are coming to.
    9 points
  4. A great day to be an ARK fan. So much information dropping. Thank you for not just doing the trailer but diving into a lot of the features involved in the sequel. Can't wait to play.
    9 points
  5. there are several lgbtq characters in ark lore, they've been "putting their views" in their work since the very beginning. they own the game, they can do what they want on their weekly forum posts.
    8 points
  6. second post i will not say what my view on this matter of abortion or gay rights nor saying pro or no but i feel that as a company that it is not your right to put your views in a post and should just stick to the game news and related. this is also bothering me that u hve continued to done this as their are some who may find this offensive or they are to little to hear about this yet so if u could please dont put ur views into this. i love ur game though. ty
    8 points
  7. The Wiki: OMG this is soooo much better than that last eye sore! And horary for dark mode! Srsly, can't tell you how many times my eyeballs got burnt out of their sockets looking at the ever blaring bright white of the other one. UGH. Roe v Wade: I'm super saddened by some of these comments I'm reading about the roe v wade thing. I think some of these people need to find a new game and new community. Ark and WC have always been pretty open about their politics and what they support, especially with the united states being such a dumpster fire right now. As a Canadian, I'm sorry you guys are going 50 years back into the past, and I'm watching closely to see what rights of yours they will be taking away next because the supreme court made it very clear, they want to take away a lot more. Honestly, it shouldn't be a law in the first place. This is plan old personal health care.
    7 points
  8. i am very grateful you're showing your support on the matter of abortions, it means a lot to some of us. excited for more ark news!
    7 points
  9. Thanks for chipping in on the reproductive rights dialog, Wildcard. It means a lot and the whiners make it really clear why it's important. To those whiners: Ark is made by people. People care about things. At a rate even higher than the already large majority of the US electorate that wants Federal protection of reproductive rights, people who make games and tech things in general want women's bodily autonomy respected. If that makes you uncomfortable and you don't want to support the game, that's fine and that's your choice — just as it's theirs to speak out. But while you're at it, be sure you aren't using a phone or the Internet, as Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and a great many others stand equally opposed to this appalling regression in women's rights (and erosion of due process that presages who knows how much more). You're quickly going to find a very scarce range of products to choose from as it turns out there aren't many people who think this is a good thing. And that's why it's important that Wildcard and everyone else do their parts to speak up. Silence is assent or at least a "no contest," and anyone with a voice needs to speak up before that's taken away, too.
    6 points
  10. THIS. And aiming. I never shoot a single arrow in 3rd person.
    6 points
  11. Look, idk who is running wildcard now, but I'm so tired of politics. We don't play video games to hear about politics. I play video games to get away from politics, because I'm tired of hearing it, it divides the country and creates hate. Now I don't care if individuals Express their views, but as a dinosaur video game company, leave the politics out if it. You wrote a big article about political views that has nothing to do with your game but no information that people want, like summer bash details. Get your head out of politics and back in the game. We don't wanna hear it. Also, in case you haven't realized, you have fans Ann's players on both sides if the subject, catering to one side is a terrible business move. And look at thr division you have caused with all the arguing amongst ppl in the comments. Shame on you #wildcard
    5 points
  12. The existence of people is not "expressing views." The existence of LGBTQA+ people is not political. The existence of people who need abortions is not political. LGBTQA+ people, people who have had abortions, so on, so forth, have always existed, even if historians erase them in your sanitized schooling. The people who want to stomp these minorities out, hide them, or are "uncomfortable" with/"offended" by them are the ones who make it political. You are the one making this a problem. Why do people existing upset you? By the way, you might want to read the ARK Explorer Notes. They've supported all this "stuff" you "find offensive" since the beginning.
    5 points
  13. I honestly don't care how strong you feel about anything or that level of hysteria, nothing has really fundamentally changed other than that an overarching government has had their wings clipped in favor of state rights as it always should have been. You are a gaming company and I can guarantee you a large chunk of your customer base is on the other side politically to you, I find it interesting how willing you are to alienate them by overestimating your influence on any of your customers. I don't think more than a tiny fraction if that cares to know anything about your political leanings or affiliations. I don't care what the politics of my grocery store is or my utilities provider, my barber or any service provider including a company that makes a game I enjoy. I'm sure if a company started flaunting conservative views the "they can do what they want with their bla bla bla" guys would turn around faster than the speed of light.
    5 points
  14. Adding a combat system is fine - I’m indifferent to whether a new combat system is added or not. But definitely not at the cost of First Person. First Person is a critical component to what makes the game fun because it adds immersion / intensity / keeps you on your toes. So if they want to add a new combat system they can do so without removing First Person from the game - Dying Light is a perfect example of a game that has a combat system / movement system whilst retaining First Person
    5 points
  15. Yeah, I really hope PvP and PvE (...and SP ?) have different balances, instead of nerfing both for the benefit of only one mode.
    5 points
  16. It's not about women's healthcare, it's about children's health and life. And this really isn't the place for companies or people to argue about it. I want everyone to enjoy playing my favorite game of all time. WC shouldn't be chiming in on this at all driving the community apart. I said before I'd have the same issue with them if they came out in support of overturning Roe. This community isn't about politics, it's about bloody dinosaurs.
    4 points
  17. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade regarding abortion as a constitutional right in the United States. Studio Wildcard believes that bodily autonomy and reproductive rights are fundamental human rights, and this ruling heralds the erosion of American liberties. This impacts the lives of our employees, and we are committed to supporting their right to make their own choice and we are providing them with the healthcare and resources they need to support that personal decision. In spite of the Supreme Court ruling, U.S. voters can still protect reproductive freedom at the State level, and now it is up to all of us what happens next through our voices at the polls. If you are one of the vast majority of people who support a woman's right to choose, it's time to get out and vote. We have also donated to Abortion Funds (https://abortionfunds.org/). If you would like to support them, you can do so here: https://abortionfunds.org/donate. Listed below are several other organizations that you may consider. Urge: https://urge.org/ In Our Own Voice: https://blackrj.org Plan C: https://www.plancpills.org The Brigid Alliance: https://brigidalliance.org Greetings Survivors, and welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! We'd like to take a brief moment and thank the ARK community, old and new survivors, for helping us reach a monumental milestone. This past weekend we reached a record-breaking 248K CCU (concurrent players) on Steam! You continue to blow us away with your never-ending passion and support. We are extremely humbled, gracious, and energized as we embark on creating the ultimate primal survival experience. In addition to an EVO event and a look at some amazing community content, here are a few reminders to keep on your radar: On Sunday at 10am Pacific, Conquest will introduce new maps to its currently active season. Map Rollout Plan 6/26/22 - The Island, Scorched Earth, The Center 7/10/22 - Ragnarok, Aberration, Valguerro 7/24/22 - Lost Island, Crystal Isles Find out more information about conquest here, and be sure to stop by the Conquest Discord to get into direct contact with the Enforcement team for Conquest. In April this year we moved the Official ARK wiki to its new home and partner, ark.wiki.gg! Moving the ARK wiki has provided a more stable and streamlined experience for the ARK community to build its future wiki roots on. Since the move to wiki.gg the wiki team has been working hard to improve the way information can be displayed and accessed, and one of these projects is the improved interactive resource, exploration, and spawn maps! Update Your Links: Remember to help those who forget the new Official ARK Wiki home. Become an Editor: Help improve the wiki! Wiki’s are most successful when many community members contribute content and validate information. Wikis 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? ark.wiki.gg There is an ongoing EVO Event until Monday, June 27th. You can find the rates below: *Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates. Official Servers: 2x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, Hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, Harvesting, and Taming, 4x Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, Hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, Hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus Classic: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, Hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog”#6542 Superiority Complex#9163 Creator: Ark Solo Watch this adorable little Bulbdog embark on a perilous adventure, journeying across Aberration to find their way home. Creator: Raasclark Raasclark guides players through everything there is to know about Fjordur: Map Base Locations, Creatures, Resources, Artifact Boss Requirements, Locations & Rewards. It's all here in one place! Magmasaur by Jitser#9861 Ark Yuty go brr by 𝔗𝔬𝔎𝔲𝔫𝔤𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔖𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔬𝔟𝔦#0476 Deinonychus by @ebiflyyyy4 Our Sarcosuchus by @Fururuuun Fan art of ARK Survival Evolved by @tanituki Fenrir by KrioStaz Megalosaurus Cuddle Pile by Foxitrox Fjord Djrip (Render) by RedGear17#1277 Apples#3322 Ari the Adventurer#1243 @soapysoapp CHipZz - Ark Builds#9595 See you next week! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Official Wiki: ark.wiki.gg
    4 points
  18. Yes ! As we all know, only unmarried people can get pregnant. It's science.
    4 points
  19. One quote I saw made me realise how wrong this law is... "You can't prevent abortions from happening. You can only prevent safe abortions from happening"
    4 points
  20. THeres only a handful of animals that are raised for over a week. Most animals have a 4 day timer. And things did change, we used to have no cryopods, maewings, stacks of meat used to be only 20 instead of 40.... Its a survival game, if they remove everything that counts as working for survival, then this isn't a survival game at all. You are free to do just that, create your own server and run it with the rules you want. The official network has to slow things down for obvious reasons. They are obvious to most of us, but maybe not to new players. If they made all dinos just a few hours to a couple days, then every official server would be at tame cap. If all official servers are at tame cap - at which point, you can't raise anything that takes only hours or weeks to raise. Most of us older players have been on servers that hit the tame cap. Before cryopods, tame caps were the norm on official servers. Once they added easy to farm element and striders, striders and skiffs now cause popular servers to hit tame cap again. Removing the time gate on raising would flood the popular servers with easy to raise tames and jam them up within days.
    4 points
  21. Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! We are absolutely ecstatic about Fjordur launching in less than 2 days!! To help everyone get prepared for the occasion we're spending some time recapping the details of the newest free DLC map, including a new look at Fenrir, a mysterious wolf-like creature that's native to Fjordur! On June 12th at 10:00 AM PDT, get ready to traverse a fantastical multi-layered wonderland with a frosty Nordic theme! We've put together all the details that will prepare you for the launch of the free DLC map, Fjordur! All Platforms: June 12th, 2022 10:00AM PDT (17:00 UTC) PC / EGS: ~20GB XBOX: ~40GB Playstation: TBD Character Upload/Download is enabled Item/Dino Upload is enabled Item/Dino Download is disabled Please ensure to uninstall the Fjordur mod from the Steam Workshop prior to downloading Fjordur (if you already have the mod installed) Map Name: Fjordur Please ensure to wipe any servers that were previously hosting the Fjordur map as it has undergone significant changes that will impact the world. Much of what is known of Fenrir comes from tales passed down from previous Survivors but this elusive creature has managed to avoid being documented in the form of a dossier. What we do know is: Fenrir does not respond to conventional taming methods. If you are able to capture and ride Fenrir, you'll be able to freeze your enemies in their steps. Andrewsarchus makes its way to Fjordur packing an arsenal of utility! Andrewsarchus may seem sluggish while foraging for a meal, but they can move unexpectedly fast when provoked. Once tamed, its saddle will allow you to mount a minigun to the back of it! Click to view the dossier for Andrewsarchus 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. Click to view the dossier for Desmodus Looking to dive right into the action, Fjordhawk can forge close bonds with humans as wholeheartedly as any canine or primate. A tamed Fjordhawk is a surprisingly playful companion that is very capable of fetching targets that you point out. A well-trained Fjordhawk can locate injured prey and communicate its find to you. Click here to view the dossier for Fjordhawk Acting as a functional weapon skin for the TEK sword, Mjolnir packs its own special powers and empowers Survivors with supernatural might. Devastate your foes with shocking ease as you exercise control over the element of lightning. However, not every survivor will pass the test and be considered worthy to obtain the mighty Mjolnir. Will you be up to the challenge? The launch of Fjordur also marks a new season of Conquest PvP. Check out the updates below before hopping into the new season on June 12th at 10AM Pacific! 6/26/22 - The Island, Scorched Earth, The Center 7/10/22 - Ragnarok, Aberration, Valguerro 7/24/22 - Lost Island, Crystal Isles Head here to be in direct contact with the Enforcement team for Conquest Season 4. Remember to be respectful to the team, this discord will remove any distracting participants. Join the Discord See the full post if you're looking for more information on Conquest PvP and the new season coming up! There is an ongoing EVO Event until Monday, June 20th. You can find the rates below: *Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates. Official Servers: 2x XP, Harvesting, Taming Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form K O K U S H I B O U#5261 Creator: NaturalCauzes What if civilizations formed in Ark? Would they create peace? War? Trades? In this video, I investigate this question by simulating human civilization in Ark with REAL players! Creator: The Outcasts Preparing for the upcoming Fjordur launch? Check out this handy guide of optimal base locations by The Outcasts. Keep in mind: This video was filmed on the mod version and some of these locations may have changed. Fenrir by @sarekoube1 My ARK inspired art by Ally#8494 Meralbayr encountering some huge creatures by @NalakBel Good night, Ferrox by @rianeko_mabi Theo the saber by @artbychloe99 Vivarium Notes - Kahuere by Ampraeh Voidwyrm by Marsgirl01#5730 Yutyrannus Fan Art by die-no-sour Orick#1225 @TheWickedNinjas ycniV#1244 ↑ED↑Rin Have a great weekend! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    4 points
  22. And to add to this mans point - mods are NOT going to magically fix the issue. The reason is because deciding to neglect First Person from the core of the game will cause design / mechanics decisions that will not be magically fixed by changing the camera. Whereas if they include First Person within the core of the game - they are developing the game with the First Person experience included within their considerations. And as a side note - there are plenty of combat systems which are extremely successful and First Person based, Dying Light is a perfect example (which showcases better movement as well). So no, trying to force Third Person Only was definitely not something that was critical for a combat system, and removing the immersion from the experience will be a far greater negative.
    4 points
  23. We shouldn't have to rely on modders to enable such a basic feature as first person. That's ridiculous. A third person only game is a game I will never waste my money on, it's deal breaker.
    4 points
  24. Alright, I just found out we will be allowing all of the DLC engrams to be unlocked on Fjordur after all. Coming soon
    4 points
  25. I'm more worried about building and actually using things indoors. Always wonky with the camera indoors on third person games. And this is a bigger part of the game for a lot of players than player combat. I do hope they don't make the game slower than ark is today in regards to opening storage and such. Comparing to Conan Exiles for example, always a slog going back to that game after having played ark. Will see how it is in the first gameplay videos, but history of third person games don't leave me with a lot of hope.
    4 points
  26. Please add first person. I ALWAYS play in first person in Ark and many other games. I don't like that you are taking that option away. Very disheartened to read that....
    4 points
  27. we all play 3dr view when mounted but on foot 1st person view is a must for me even more when comes to build
    4 points
  28. Did you read it all? Modders can re-enable First Person mode Combat? Well, stick to dinos? XD ARK literally doesn't have any kind of combat. So if you can survive with what we have, you can survive this, I'm sure.
    4 points
  29. 3 points
  30. Abortion was never a constitutional right. It was never mentioned within the constitution nor the bill of rights and the founding fathers would've rolled over in their graves at the idea that their work was used to justify 70 million murders. But at any rate, the federal government explicitly within the constitution has no powers except those which the constitution specifically gives it. All other powers are therefore state or local. The federal government never had the authority to broadly legalize abortion, and if they wanted to then they should've passed it as an Amendment. The Supreme Court merely recognized that this is a state issue and was always supposed to be, and returned it to the states to decide. If you live in California or New York, your state will probably have all abortions legalized under all circumstances no questions asked, possibly taxpayer-funded, within a week. About half the country will still have broad access to abortion. About half will have some or severe restrictions. Even in the red states, they still largely have exceptions for (doesn't let me use word for nonconsensual relations), so don't even bother bringing that up in your argument against me. If you don't like it, move to a state that still allows baby murder. And I'm not really interested in a China-owned company sounding off on American civil matters when they have zero interest in speaking out against the Uighur genocide currently going in China. Speak on all or speak on none.
    3 points
  31. The crap in this response thread... Holy hell. We look like a bunch of dip-asses to the rest of the world. I know a lot of people are proud to look dumb on the international stage, but many Americans aren't. Jesus Christ. Grow up.
    3 points
  32. One of my issues with the left is the way they brand themselves. For example, in the case of abortion, they classify it as "women's health", so that way, if someone tries to argue the point, they can just reply with: All of a sudden, if you're not fully left-wing, you become the most evil person on the face of the earth. And to think, I thought their whole schtick was tolerance and acceptance. But clearly that only applies if you agree with them.
    3 points
  33. So many supporters of murdering the innocent, its utterly insane, keep your psychotic views out of your game please, murdering babies is disgusting.
    3 points
  34. Over 50% of Americans, around 54%, don't believe abortion should be legal and even more disagree with RvW. Even CNN found that a majority of people are happy about overturning. Companies have been warned to keep their opinions to themselves about the case since every time they have spoken out in support they've seen a nose-dive. I would take just as much issue if WC were to come out tomorrow and say they endorse Trump, or DeSantis or espouse any conservative view because it's not their place. A company cannot hold a political view. Individuals in a company can, but they are not a monolith. Most dissenters are going to be quiet in fear of losing their jobs or being ostracized by their coworkers and discriminated against by their employers. In the same way, women aren't a monolith too. Not even close to all women support abortion, especially all the way up to 9 months like some people seem to want when you look at the people running the party. This is not, and has never been about taking away choices. It's about protecting lives, which no matter what your opinion on the matter is, they are lives. Scientists have agreed on life at conception for years. We call single-celled organisms on mars life, but brand new DNA that determines everything from height to hair color to janky teeth, oh no, that can't be a life because that takes away my ability to end it. I understand peoples desire to protect women and their choices, but there are more than 1 choice to make, and 1 persons right to choose cannot be at the expense of another's life.
    3 points
  35. Wildcard, Please make games. Fix the bugs and make them better. Please DO NOT preach politics to us. That's not what we want from you. If you want to get active about some political issue, feel free. Just do it individually. You're a game company. Make games.
    3 points
  36. Re: Abortion ruling -- I'm not from the US, but thank you for taking a strong, humanist stance in this matter. I'm grateful and feel a lot of respect for you speaking up. I'll be linking this article to friends as well. While my own country is currently taking steps to further de-mystify and decriminalize reproductive issues, it's terrifying to see what's happening over there. So again, thank you. I can assure you that this sentiment is shared by a lot of people from my circle who are not active commenters. Re: Wiki -- I'd like to help, am just not tech savvy. Can one just become an editor and improve articles here and there casually, e.g. adding spawn links when missing? Great to see so much active effort going into the wiki. I'd like to fully switch to the official wiki but so far I've had to resort to the fandom one relaitvely often.
    3 points
  37. Hey guys, thanks for all your info. We are aware of and working on the following issues with Fjordhawk taming: 1. When eating a corpse the player has killed, Fjordhawk will not gain taming affinity (progress) when the player is mounted (PC and Console) 2. Fjordhawk will no longer eat tamed dinos to gain taming affinity (progress) on PVE servers (PC and console) If there are any additional problems (different from the ones mentioned above), please let me know in this thread and I will investigate, thanks
    3 points
  38. If you love the community so much, why are there still game breaking bugs that have been in the game for literal years unpatched?
    3 points
  39. Yes, yo must pay thousands of hours of your free time to get guuuud. lols
    3 points
  40. 4.3.0.5 now available for download. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aGEwl9_Wk_CtJsayGlWafYtjVwBaMoa_/view?usp=sharing Features: New map image and adjusted filename to support official release of Fjordur. Map view, when visible, now minimizes and restores when you minimize or restore the main view window. @wizeone Re-packaged debug symbol files (pdb) so you guys can tell me the line numbers of any unexpected exceptions to make my life easier working problems out
    3 points
  41. 6.5k hours, mostly unofficial PvP. The biggest negative to me is by far the souls gameplay. To me it is a shocking direction to take the ARK franchise. I'm stunned. I really don't want a fighter game experience, not something I enjoy, at all. I want an FPS experience, and I believe this is a big reason that ARK is so popular. Did anybody in the community ask for this? I get that you want to take risks to innovate and you should, but these are very different game genres IMO. I see no upside with this potentially highly polarizing decision. Player skill was mentioned, but 1v1 foot PvP is incredibly skills based in ARK 1 so that statement makes zero sense. I'm shaking my head as I am writing this. The 3rd person view decision is a close second. I'm cautiously negative about this. I don't think it is a good decision to remove 1st person gameplay, but far from as critically bad as the souls thing. Many of the rest of the gameplay announcements look cool and very promising. A new refreshed skills system is what we need, a more developed dino/player detection system sounds really nice, new crafting system that adds varieity and more uniqueness makes me curious, some PvE bot tribes would be really good for new players and the PvE crowd I guess too, and the engine looks sick. What you have to my knowledge not said anything about at all, are what are at the top #1 and #2 spots on my prioirity list. * Completely new mesh & map system, redesigned from the ground up for zero map exploits. * Anti-cheat, aim bot, duping, off-server ghosting and all the other malicious experience crippling exploits. This is why playing on unofficial with highly active community admins is for many the only meaningful way to play. I can't get over the above souls game things tho, such a strong negative. I find it very hard to feel excited right now.
    3 points
  42. Wall of text crits joebl0w13 for 9000 health. Joebl0w13 dies.
    3 points
  43. Yeah, after reading “soul-like combat” that took away my preorder. Might stick to Ark instead. Im sure itll be great, but I play Ark to just have fun on PvE. Locked 3rd person will ruin the best part of Ark for me. Congrats on the latest DLC release, Im so happy I got to experience this game from the start until now. its been a great journey, all the best on the new game. X
    3 points
  44. Starting in “Vannaland East (Easy)” with a giga stomping around the spawn zone. I’m afraid to try the “medium” or “hard” spawns now. Update: I came back to visit. No sign of the giga, but there’s an alpha rex here now. 0/10, would not use this AirBNB again.
    3 points
  45. Pro tip: HEAR THE COMMUNITTY (Don't make the same mistakes like ARK 1)
    3 points
  46. Love everything they promissed, Im the type of person that might not play a game if it´s first person only but... in this case I think it´s a mistake, they should add both vision as in ark 1, usually for aiming and building I use first person. Other than that can´t wait to see everything really hope character customization is better this time around
    3 points
  47. Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! On June 12th at 10:00 AM PDT, get ready to traverse a fantastical multi-layered wonderland with a frosty Nordic theme! We've put together all the details that will prepare you for the launch of the free DLC map, Fjordur! All Platforms: June 12th, 2022 10:00AM PDT (5:00PM UTC) PC / EGS: ~20GB XBOX: ~40GB PS4: TBD Character Upload/Download is enabled Item/Dino Upload is enabled Item/Dino Download is disabled Please ensure to uninstall the Fjordur mod from the Steam Workshop prior to downloading Fjordur (if you already have the mod installed) Map Name: Fjordur Please ensure to wipe any servers that were previously hosting the Fjordur map as it has undergone significant changes that will impact the world. In addition to Fenrir, a creature that's native to the original Fjordur mod, Fjordur will launch with 3 brand new creatures! Will you look to tame the mobile tank first, seek out a helpful Fjordhawk companion, or stalk the night's sky to hunt your prey? Andrewsarchus makes its way to Fjordur packing an arsenal of utility! Andrewsarchus may seem sluggish while foraging for a meal, but they can move unexpectedly fast when provoked. Once tamed, its saddle will allow you to mount a minigun to the back of it! Click to view the dossier for Andrewsarchus 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. Click to view the dossier for Desmodus Looking to dive right into the action, Fjordhawk can forge close bonds with humans as wholeheartedly as any canine or primate. A tamed Fjordhawk is a surprisingly playful companion that is very capable of fetching targets that you point out. A well-trained Fjordhawk can locate injured prey and communicate its find to you. Click here to view the dossier for Fjordhawk Acting as a functional weapon skin for the TEK sword, Mjolnir packs its own special powers and empowers Survivors with supernatural might. Devastate your foes with shocking ease as you exercise control over the element of lightning. However, not every survivor will pass the test and be considered worthy to obtain the mighty Mjolnir. Will you be up to the challenge? Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride Month in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held as a way of recognising the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world and the struggles faced. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969. Pride Month is important because it marks the start of change within the LGBTQ+ community, along with wider societal implications. Studio Wildcard stands in support of the LGBTQ+ community and we would like to make an addition to the ARK: Survival Evolved Official Discord with inclusion of an opt-in role for our LGBTQ+ community members and allies. Join the Discord We continue to work towards creating an ARK community where all LGBTQ+ people are included, where everyone is free to play as their authentic selves and enjoy a space that supports self-expression. It is more important than ever to recognize that systems of inequity based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, disability, and other forms of discrimination intersect and ultimately affect us all. We also support organizations that are driving change for issues that impact LGBTQ+ communities and, as such, we have made a donation to the Ali Forney Centre.Their mission is to protect LGBTQ+ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. AFC’s Founder, Carl Siciliano was named a White House Champion of Change by Barack Obama. You can learn more about them at https://www.aliforneycenter.org/ Please consider making a contribution to their efforts if you are able. You can also show them support by following them on Twitter We hope you enjoy your fancy new Unicorn Pride role and the rainbow themed dino color event we kicked off with our 7th Birthday! We look forward to continuing to celebrate Pride Month with the wonderful ARK community, and more cultural, environmental and social awareness celebrations in the months ahead! Happy 7 years of ARK! We are so grateful for our amazing community and all of your support. Looking forward to what the coming years hold in store! Help us celebrate with a hand-picked rainbow-colored event featuring a bunch of colors loved by you & 2x on all rates! This event ends on Monday, June 6th. *Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates. Official Servers: 2X XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interva and 2x Hexagon Bonus, Small Tribe Servers: 4.5X XP, Harvesting, and Taming, 4x Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, and 2x Hexagon Bonus ARKPocalypse: 5X XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, and 2x Hexagon Bonus Classic: 6X XP, Harvesting, and Taming, 5x Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, and 2x Hexagon Bonus DarkMagenta Lavender Cyan Mint DeepPink ActualBlack White Glacial DarkLavender Light Yellow Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form buffy#3451 Creator: Tiia Are there really ARK creatures that that don't like you? Tiia educates us on some creatures in ARK that we shouldn't be so trusting of! Creator: ItzYouKnow It's not every day that you go looking for inspiration to build a giant UFO-like pillar but if today is that day, you're in luck! A few sketches of Rockwell by @VELUKO1 吹雪纏う狩人 by @falco_luna マナガルムとひつじ。好き(*´ー`*人) by @rianeko_mabi The Island - Beginning of the legend by @pon_tetsu130 @Hodgaming1 KS9#4211 @DreadTamer Stevie#4778 Have a great weekend! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    3 points
  48. Can you guys please update unicorns to have actual color zones? We want our rainbow-colored unicorns Also, can you put the breeding cooldown timer on the pod UI, or at least some sort of indicator that a podded female tame is on cooldown? It's always aggravating to be unpodding lines of creatures to breed only to find that they're still on cooldown, because there's no way to tell without unpodding. On that note, can you add an indicator to the taming UI that a passive tame is ready to be fed again? The first bite takes forever to wear off so they can be fed again; it'd be nice to be able to tell, even it it's something as simple as the icon blinking/flashing to indicate the creature is hungry again
    3 points
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