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  1. 21 points
    Deinonychus Common Name: Deinonychus Species: Deinonychus magna pede Time: Cretaceous Diet: Carnivore Temperament: Aggressive Wild By the time you hear the scurrying claws of the Deinonychus, it's often too late. Superior hunters, they leap from a hiding place and pounce on their prey. The Deinonychus is an agile climber as well, jumping from wall ledge to wall ledge as it seeks high vantage points to lie in wait. A hungry Deinonychus tends to be fearless and will hunt prey much larger than itself, latching onto a dinosaur's back with its sickle-shaped claws, then starting to feed before its victim is even dead. While it likes its meat fresh, a Deinonychus isn't above scavenging a carcass if no other food is available. Domesticated Raising a Deinonychus in captivity requires an ample food supply, as they have a fast metabolism to match their high activity level. The Deinonychus is also fiercely territorial near nests with eggs, even if the eggs aren't its own. This makes breeding successive generations a hazardous process. Unless raised from eggs, they cannot be tamed; the hunter instinct of a wild Deinonychus is so strong that it reflexively pounces on a would-be master. When will this creature make its first appearance on the ARK? Find out more soon! 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  2. 12 points
    It's that time of year again, ARK: Survival Evolved is celebrating it's 4th birthday today! It's been FOUR YEARS since we first entered into Early Access on Steam. Hard to believe it's been that long, isn't it? From humble beginnings waking up naked on the beach to saving planet Earth from giant roaming Titans, it feels like we have done it all. And we have loved each and every moment of development, meeting you at events, hosting streams, and watching your content. Thank you so much for all the support you've shown us over the last 4 years. The past year has been a busy one for us. With the help of our vibrant community, we have been able to achieve quite a lot! Today we're taking a look back on all that's happened in the world of ARK in the last year. Things started out strong with the release of ARK on mobile! For the first time survivors were able to hold ARK in their hands and play on-the-go. If you haven't tried ARK on mobile, you can check it out for iOS and Android. Later in June we launched our ARKaeology event, where survivors were greeted with new stunning dinosaur skins and dig sites to unearth dinosaur bones and goodies. With the announcement of our third expansion pack ARK: Extinction coming later in the year, June was also the first edition of the Extinction Chronicles which included the TEK Rex as well as the first piece of corrupted armor. July, August, September brought with it a new TEK dinosaur each month, and one piece of the corrupted armor for survivors to collect. Our modding contest was launched in September, awarding big cash prizes to support our talented ARK modders. October was the final Extinction Chronicles that brought with it the TEK Quetzal and the final piece of corrupted armor to complete the five piece set. In October we participated in TwitchCon and gave influences a sneak peek at the Extinction orbital supply drop game mode. It was the first time survivors were able to get their hands on anything to do with the expansion pack. In November we participated once again in the Extra Life campaign raising money for sick kids charities. Together we raised $76,000+ over the course of our 25 hour live stream on Twitch. On November 6th ARK's third expansion pack ARK: Extinction became available for players to experience! New titans and bizarre element-infused creatures roam the desolate planet Earth and gave players a totally new experience unlike anything before. At the end of November, ARK became available on the Nintendo Switch! December borught the holiday season and with it, the return of Raptor Claus who had a new guest along with him this year: Gacha Claus! Romance was in the air during February with our cheeky Valentine's Day event. In March of this year we were finally able to get the kibble rework and Structures Plus into the hands of players under the name ARK: Homestead. April brought with it the return of Eggcellent Adventure, an event in which players must collect eggs to decorate and craft skins and holiday themed items. In May we announced our most recent mod contest, which just opened for entries! If you're a modder, definitely check out the mod contest and you could possibly win big cash prizes! Last but not least, Snail Games’ open world, voxel-based sandbox survival game PixARK launched for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One & Xbox One X, and PC on Steam this May! Thank You! On behalf of everyone here at Studio Wildcard, thank you for joining us on this journey and for being an awesome member of our tribe! We don't plan on slowing down any time soon, and the year ahead is shaping up to be another great year for ARK. We hope you join us. Keep on surviving!
  3. 8 points
    You mean I have to do something myself to protect myself from people griefing me, Like I have to put in some amount of effort. Pfffffffffft screw that noise, it's much easier to just cry about it and allow my tames to get drown until something is eventually done about it. - Ark community 2019 I dont know why so many people are so lazy with their tames and can't be bothered to either build an enclosure for their tames or they build one but are too lazy to put their dinos away when they log off.
  4. 8 points
    Maybe you guys could finally add the Vampire/Werewolf disease transformations you had planned for Fear Evolved in 2016. I had a source tell me that you almost had it done and working well but then scrapped it. Other than that, I loved the Dodo Rex/Wyvern Events you used to have, so more of that kind of thing would be fun!
  5. 8 points
    Fear evolved... Killer turkeys... Back when events were actually events not just a week of pretty things.
  6. 7 points
    after 2 years i collected the materials to start building my base which is now 20% done. finishing the base could take half a year. its not a super large building but it will be a beautiful one. i did not even finished the first stage of basilo breeding yet, im at 27/40 mutations. i worked on this project since day 1 and similar in new pvp official where i also play, i just started combining tek raptors and we are working on a new expansion for breeding. also here a breeding project here can take half a year if not longer. like others said, pro wipe people just want to see the world burn, they are slackers, they achieve nothing and are jealous at others hard work.
  7. 7 points
    IMHO, the game doesn't need additional "modes", as much as it needs the existing modes to be fundamentally fixed. PvE: Make a proper land-claim system that prevents players from spamming pillars. PvP: Stay on top of ORP loopholes/metas, and work on rolling out ORP to more servers. Offline raiding should be heavily discouraged.
  8. 7 points
    2 things needing fixed on this post. I'm gonna lose my job!
  9. 7 points
    It's Just A Game Get a grip. Games are not real. These pixels don't have souls. They are not important. The real life people you gather around you also decay and get deleted. They are what matter. Pay attention to them more than your cyber fun time. You loose something in a game go hug someone in real life. Don't even tell them why. Just say, "Cause you're what matters."
  10. 7 points
    Nope pls finish things before you send them to my computer. I don't get to send unfinished work, and I don't want to receive it either.
  11. 6 points
    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what this creature is? Jen Has Ascended! Jen has been with the ARK team since the beginning days of Early Access and has been critical in the overall development and success of ARK. At the end of the week, Jen will be ascending into a new opportunity - closing one chapter and beginning the next. We will always consider Jen a part of the Wildcard family and are appreciative of everything she’s done for the studio and our products over the years. Join us in wishing her luck wherever her future takes her. The Mother of Parasaur’s will truly be missed! Mod Community Updates and Developer Podcast In case you missed our separate announcement post last week, submissions for our latest mod contest opened this Friday, May 31st. Check out the current entries and don't miss out on your opportunity to win an ARK Collectors Edition by voting on your favorite entries. In other modding news, sponsorship applications close on Wednesday night 6-5. Since the mod contest is underway, we thought it might be a good idea to check on some of the modders who have transitioned into roles on the ARK development team. Since launch, we've hired over 30 members from the community for various roles. Hosting is Cedric, accompanied by Dave, Jackson, Zane, and Josh. Listen to their experiences in the mod community and the different perspectives of becoming official mods and working for a game development company. If this podcast format is something you'd like to see with other topics in the future, let us know! Note: The goal was originally to post a video format but we had video issues while filming and decided to use the audio and do a podcast format instead. The Great Migration! Once again it is time to remove some of our lower population legacy ARK servers on PC, Xbox, and PS4 from our Official legacy network. Over time the ARK population has migrated from legacy to non-legacy and in its wake left many servers with low populations. Here is a quick breakdown on how this process works: Taking Down Low Pop Servers With calculations based on sustained player-count as well as popularity of game mode we will be removing lower population legacy servers, most of which retain a 0-4 player concurrent population. These servers will be taken offline on June 11th. Any existing server that is not considered a low pop server and is not taken down at this time will still exist on the Legacy network. Legacy servers will continue to remain on a separate cluster from the new cluster, which means you will not be able to transfer anything between Legacy servers and the new servers. Servers Up for Deletion Below is a complete list of the LEGACY servers that will be deleted come June 11th. You have from now until then to move your belongings onto a server not present on this list. Please click one of the links below. They are separated by platform (PC, Xbox, and PS4). How To Move Servers If you are unfamiliar with the process, you are able to upload your items, creatures, and player through the Obelisk terminal, supply drops, as well as the Tek Transmitter. Survivors are advised to use Cross-ARK immediately to relocate their belongings onto a server that is not included in our take-down list above. Server Saves of Deleted Servers We will make the save files available as soon as we can. We will host the PC files which anyone can download and then you are welcome to re-host the save file for your own use. We'll include a link to where you can download server saves in this post when they are available. Nitrado will also be able to provide the saves for use on Nitrado servers for console, as they have done in the past. Evolution Event! Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 7th of June at 1 PM EST until Monday the 10th of June at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this post! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  12. 6 points
    Why would I feel the need to switch to official servers if our legacy server is going to be shut down? After more than 6k hours of playtime I'm not going to start from scratch again. I'd rather ditch the game and move on.
  13. 6 points
    "ARK hasent released an update or patch im happy with so ark is dead" They've been working on meaningful stuff like mesh holes and bugfixes..like everyone wanted for years. Get outta here with your youtuber hype crap
  14. 6 points
    Legacy days (3+ years ago), kept a Giga egg for weeks thinking we could raise it. It wasn’t fertilised but we didn’t know that was a requirement.
  15. 5 points
    Well, we had our turtle race around Carno island, and it was a blast. I was the only one without a mic, though. The race started with a shot from a flare gun, and my turtle leaped (actually, kind of more like waded) into the chilly water. I'm in the lead and closing in on the island. Then someone says something funny, and I start typing. So my turtle's sinking, while I'm trying to type faster and look out for jelly fish at the same time. I hit Enter, and it's back to the race. We're all pretty even by the time we emerge from the surf and land on Carno island. I have to say that turtles really aren't that graceful when they run; they look more like they've had way too much caffeine and are doing some kind of twitchy fast-walk. We're still all grouped up as we're heading along the beach, and then the leader pulls off to the side. He saw the carnos and raptors ahead. Me, I would see them shortly. Woo hoo, I'm in first. I come barreling (sort of) around a rock and wham-bam raptor-slam. I'm pounced off my turtle. I pull my pike out and get to stabbing things, as four turtles stutter-walk past me. Grrr! Back on Trixie now, and we're closing the distance on the middle of the pack. The leader is way ahead at this point. Two scorpions are stinging the turtle racer in front of me. And I'm like, "Ha, ha, payback!" Then . . . wham-bam raptor-slam. "Son of a bulbdog!" I managed to deal with the raptor, a few scorpions, and one or two carnos along the way, and we survived! Of course, Trixie and I were the last to cross the finish line. And those Jellyfish really, really tried to make sure we didn't. So, someone else won the Snow Owl, which I'm okay with. But then, they decide to do another race for a smaller dino. So this time, Trixie and I play it smart. We're staying with the group, and when the alpha raptor starts heading toward us, we swing out into the shallow water, keeping one of the other racers closer to it. I lose sight of it behind us, and I'm wondering if this is going to work or not, when the alpha starts attacking the other racer. Woot! From there, I managed to pull ahead and won a featherlight. It's high-level, and red, matching my armor. So all-in-all a good day. I just have to keep Trixie in sweet veggie cakes until the end of time.
  16. 5 points
    The very nature of Ark makes playing on a server a community experience, especially for PvE people. Ark is a game that insist on making you spend hours building, taming, breeding, etc. Legacy players don't even have the "luxury" of server hopping, they're all in this together, days in days out. After trying to play on a "regular" PvE server where people turned out to be nasty af, I moved to play on a Legacy PVE Rag server for hundreds of hours. I loved the people there. Some left, some stayed, of course, but there was a real spirit of community because there was just this map, and there was just us. Some of the veterans on the server ended up serving as unofficial admins (welcoming new people, giving them tips, helping them find a place to set up camp, helping them as they learned their way around, intervening in disputes, etc.). Legacy people do fine without the official support, but their isolation also makes them the less toxic communities of Ark. Something many other servers could learn from. To me, Legacy is the epitome of what Ark should be in PvE. I left for unofficial because after a while, vanilla is just painful. The problem was the lack of mods and the lousy rates. Aside from that, Legacy is honestly the best way to play Ark imho, especially for newcomers.
  17. 5 points
    Everyone who plays Legacy should know they are on borrowed time. It was a no-brainer and announced upon implementation. Let's not hear any bullploop about keeping Legacy, please. That being said; I think people would like servers with different rulesets and .ini changes that make the game challenging and fun outside "2x breeding 3x harvest" More unique servers (good chance to bring back NoTameNoTek and the like to Official network for example) No fliers official etc. Obviously the PVP crowd will want some new pvp type servers but don't forget about the other half of your community: PVE.
  18. 5 points
    @d1nk Actually no, I was sitting on the trike. That's basically camera mode fully zoomed out. @SnowboundGem I cut some down but not all, yeah. I like the natural look. For a smaller base like this it's very doable. Usually I end up with larger animals that knock everything down though, so it makes little difference... After a rough day at work I was quite excited to come home and relax by hopping back into Ark. Yes, I do find parts of this game to be rather relaxing. I mean, I've been building a lot and rarely encounter anything even slightly dangerous on my little island paradise. I was also rather inspired to work on something after watching a YT build. I had thought about using a cliff platform, until I saw the required materials for the platform smithy. Not happening at my current level of resources. So I basically ended up doing a kind of poor man's platform instead for my workshop area. Then I built a gateway and some pillars and traveled down the hill to the spot close to where the beacon drops. A 115 trike had spawned down there and I've been keeping my eye on it, debating if I wanted to tame it or not. Decided I might as well. It didn't quite work as intended but I got my trike. Naturally we went around punting dilos and anything else we could find to get some levels up. During the course of our short foray across the river we killed no less than 3 sarcos in a row, netting quite a lot of prime actually. Are you think what I'm thinking? Yep, I stripped down to only my most necessary gear, loaded up and took the ptera north to carno point. I scouted out the argents and quickly homed in on the highest level, a somewhat respectable 90. It ended up being a rather involved chase but I got the bird down. The actual tame was quite uneventful. Then we flew home, where I ended up grinding narcos for a bit to get the level I needed to make the saddle. Care to guess what I did first with my brand new argent? If you said go find that alpha raptor I saw previously, you would be correct. We hunted it down and killed it for tons of levels, a mastercraft crossbow, mastercraft pike, ramshackle pick and tons of prime that will likely be wasted. What was the second thing I did? Flew to the redwoods mountain and loaded the bird down with crystal and metal. Flew home, made another forge, whacked all the metal in the two of them and made some sparkpowder to light both. Made a trough also since raw metal is no longer a precious commodity. So this is about where I'm at now: Obviously the next step is to build a proper taming pen now that I can do it properly and go after the utility trifecta: anky, beaver and doed, in more or less that order. Yes, I did cull the original trike. And I am keeping the mostly useless ptera, at least for now. I am a firm believer in the rule of 2: always keep 2 of anything that flies or swims, just in case you lose one and need to go and retrieve it.
  19. 5 points
    Actually, in 2025 June 17th will be on a Tuesday. but that's a long time to wait.
  20. 5 points
    So, I've been contending with this server admin over the mating timers since day 1, pretty much. New new friend has been chatting with me and brought up the idea of moving servers. I'm open to the idea if I could just find one with the mods and multis I like. The big one for me is flyer mods are a deal breaker, full stop. The flyer nerf was how long ago now and we have griffins and rock drakes and manas and cryopods and tek everywhere, there is 0 need to continue to abuse a massively outdated mechanic. Anyway, he left to go check out a server while I bred my newly grown base bloodline pair. Bred them, 2 day mating cooldown. Popped the egg, male spino. I got him to juvenile and logged because honestly this is ridiculous. What's the point of playing on an unofficial if you're still going to get bottlenecked by official rates? It's so incredibly frustrating. Took a bit of a breather and eventually logged back in...to single player. I wiped all of my data, updated my mods and started fresh. Yes, I have a backup save of my Island map so I didn't lose anything irreplaceable and I'll always have the memories and screenshots anyway. The Island, single player Spawned at Cragg's Island, that hilly area toward the front. I don't care how many times I do this, I really do enjoy the beginning bit, the initial struggle to survive and the sheer unpredictability of early game. Plus, when you first stake your territory and go full Harvest Moon on the rocks and trees and plants, just clearing it all out. I built on the second hill to start, with 2 dodos when one couldn't fit everything. An early raptor kill netted me a pike, which was great. Grinding metal on normal rocks kind of sucks, but I have rates up enough that it's not tear your hair out aggravating. Made my crossbow and immediately tamed a trike. Super low level but it doesn't matter, his only purpose is berry and thatch farming. Got ambushed by a sarco, took it down for some levels and prime meat. Went after a ptera to take advantage of said prime, unfortunately the choices were all low levels. Found a nice 135 but it happened to be near an alpha raptor. No thanks. Took the next highest level, a mere 25. Killed a couple turtles for keratin, made the saddle. Then a slow, dangerous flight to the redwood mountain to collect a small amount of crystal and metal. Success. Left for the afternoon to hang out with a friend. Came back, melted the ingots down. Tamed a seagull mostly on a whim. And through the entire day I was building. One thing I've never built but always wanted to try is one of those huge, sprawling, ridiculously intricate bases with all those crazy things like stables for individual animals and whatnot. My builds are big but not sprawling like that and usually lack a lot of detail work. I'm the type of person who can build a castle but the interior would look like a warehouse, you know? All business. So this time around I'm taking my time to assemble things as I need them and to build all of the interconnected elements together. So it will be a bit haphazard and slapdash and unique to the events of this playthrough. Here's what I've built so far, it's been awhile since I shared any screenshots: Obviously still very much in progress. That huge stairway down to the beach is for my raft, I do have one built and it's only slightly out of the frame. So I still need to build the actual pier at the bottom. The gazebo started out as a temporary hut for the dodos, they're still in there pooping out eggs. Need a proper home for them since that's more of a travel area now. Plan to move the crop plots a bit but first I need more space for the compost bin. Wherever the dodos end up, I'll probably build a kitchen and move the bin to that area. It won't be too far, I want it near the crops. They are indeed empty but I always place them early so they can fill with water by the time I'm ready to plant. Also need to design a better workspace area and material storage. And of course none of my animals or myself really have any dedicated areas to stay. I was going to make a perch where the icthyornis is now but then I decided to do that giant staircase down instead. The most important thing is space for the ptera since it can't defend itself or anything. The trike is pretty weak too and should be protected when not out farming, so he could use a stable. If you're wondering why I'm building in wood, this area isn't all that dangerous for one. And for two, this is not my main base. Since I can build wherever I want I decided to set up here near the obelisk for easy transfers and relative safety. This is essentially the starter base that I will probably abandon or use as an outpost once I've got some better tames. All in all, much happier to be back in control of my Ark experience again. The one thing I don't like about single player is the lack of community, but maybe I can find people to chat with on Discord while playing, who knows.
  21. 5 points
    Aberration Completed the reaper taming trap tonight. Finished up the holding pen, this just involved installing a few heavy turret beside the trap. I then loaded up the drake full of structures (took a few trips) and went down to the border between the purple and red zone and installed the trap there. There probably is better locations but I wanted a relatively safe place to teleport from. Shall see how this location goes for just now. Put down a pitfall trap and got the teleporter down, had part of the teleporter separated to allow safe use. Then of course I had to test the trap, decided to test the whole process actually. Went into the red zone and lured the first queen I could find, a lowly level 15 but'll do. Got it the short distance back to the trap and successfully into it. Cryoed the drake and hit teleport to the holding pen. Success ! Just like the simulations, the queen was inside the holding pen above the ceiling and I came out below the ceilings and didnt get stuck in any foundations. Next I trailed out the next stage. Used the heavy turrets to bring her health down as low as possible. It took a few attempts to get the impregnation right the first time, the door ways get in the way, you have to be inside the trap with her o . O . Again success, she impregnated me and the trap kept her from burrowing. Worked out that the maturation time is about 20 minutes so plenty of time to do a few things. Hatched up a few megalosaurus to kill off to gain experience for the king. 2 megas is enough to hit max experience. Let the king kill me when it hatched to load it up with food. I then reapated with another impregnation round before killing the queen, got a few glands too. As expected both kings came out with different stats, one had slightly higher melee and stamina yet both had the same health, a few other stats were different but not fussed about food and oxygen. Am just in the process to see roughly how they raise and what time they take, although I didnt keep a notice of time. So far all both have asked for were cuddles and a single walk. Annoyingly they seem to wander despite not on wander so I had to craft up a few dino leashes.
  22. 5 points
    I'm sure I can't be the only person who has caught themselves think about the real world in ARK ways. I know I play too much ARK when in real life: - I try to get a better look at something, and my brain instinctively tries to hot key my spyglass. -I see a huge rock along the side of the road, and wonder how much metal I could get out of it. -I see an a cool animal, and wonder what its stats might be. Any others?
  23. 5 points
    Ha ha! I had this conversation last night on ark. My father visited me so I put my controller and headset down for 20 minutes. When I came back a theri had eaten my 210 wyvern that I'd left outside. It was black and dark purple, absolutely gorgeous. When my tribe mates asked about it (from the tribe log) they were shocked and in disbelief at how calm I was, but my dad doesn't visit often, so it was worth it 👍
  24. 5 points
    WC made a big error in allowing Legacy servers to continue beyond the Early Access. They should have been removed as soon as EA finished like any other game does.
  25. 5 points
    I can't imagine any collective group of words or tribe names that could hurt my feelings enough to openly complain about it. Everyone is so easily offended these days. They can't answer everyone's tickets fast enough because there are so many people wasting their time.
  26. 5 points
    Because they don't care about consoles. That's 3 useless crunches in a row now. 2 about auto-decay and one about Legacy. The same repeated answers about, no plans to bring anything to console, how hard fixes are, or that they are aware of problems. Nothing new. -Jen- disappears for days on end dodging our questions then updates about her "cool new tattoo". -Ced- Seems to be doing good with communicating, but again no definitive answers other then a proverbial, "Maybe" If this company really care about their customers, there would be a lot more communication. They would try to quash as many rumors as fast as they can [I.E. the additional Maps that people talk about] They would make updates for consoles come out a lot more consistently. [By making a constant submission process to Microsoft maybe? Like every other Friday, and update us when they don't submit anything...i dunno] Switch implementation is non existent anymore. I understand they are a company and have a lot of shizz in the air to juggle, but their community leaders suck plain and simple. I will be surprised if consoles get anything more than "Quality of Life" updates anymore. Get your act together Wildcard.
  27. 5 points
    They do have that list. The servers that are not Legacy.
  28. 5 points
    Lot of irony in this statement. "Official servers aren't for the weak and you should play unofficial but I want things easier and special mods 😢" Lol. Sounds like you need unofficial. Anyway, this is going nowhere. You're the type to keep cluttering the ob thinking you run the server and I'm the type that'll keep sending dino's into the fights if they are in my way or knocking them out the way with a wild diplo. It's worked for my years on official. Enjoy your time in Ark. 😃
  29. 5 points
    People have been saying this for years but the data doesn’t back it up.
  30. 5 points
    Movie ends 5 minutes after starting because the bob gave up 20 feet from spawn complaining theres nowhere to build. Proceeds to post on forums in blind rage
  31. 5 points
    If they are too close to the ground (ocean floor) they will not eat. I had some starve this way. Also breeders say placement in water required for mating, even through they were in water. I suggest a completely enclosed underwater box for them. That way they cannot escape.
  32. 5 points
    Please give us ark fear evolved this year like we had playing legacy with dodowyvern and dodorex😍
  33. 5 points
    new dinos like the skeleton ones that you had to kill and looked cool Music as well loved the Christmas and Halloween music in-game
  34. 4 points
    SP, "Ultimate Ark" - The Island So, I did it. I wiped my SP and started over again. Not completely though, I did make a back up of the old save. I also uploaded my cyan argent. Not going to DL him yet or anything but he is kind of my banner bird right now. Set my exp to default rate, then started fresh. Basically I'm doing the same challenge Syntac is, just without the obvious YT specific restrictions. Also still using my upped SP settings because he is doing his solo run on a server so certain things will not progress in the same way for me. Other than that, same basic rules and progression. Official story maps only, starting from The Island progressing through to Extinction map by map. 3 creatures allowed from each previous map on Extinction to start off with, but start each other map with nothing except my character and levels/Engrams. For this challenge I couldn't think of a better spot to start out than what is basically home to me. So I spawned West 3, but ended up a little bit stuck. A chalico and icthyornis flock on one side, a theri on the other. So I waited them out by doing whatever I could in my limited strand of beach. Got to level 16, made a raft and headed across to the peninsula. Tamed a trike and an icthyornis, which I will need for my preferred tames before I have access to good kibble. Tons of seagulls and my bad aim eventually pushed us inland almost to the mouth of the bay. Luckily the local sarco spawn was not up. Already out of primitive tier. Level 30 with plenty of basic supplies. And a lucky tek para find/kill to get an early jump on electronics. My plan is to start here and rebuild the Arkanus yet again. It was my original base on my first unofficial, I was there for about 1.5 years, nearly the life of the server. Situated at around 58 15, it's the two ridges above the bay, the base itself on the upper ridge. The Arkanus 1.0 was a base built in metal before S+, beavers or even frogs/the swamp existed. I built a metal base by grinding all that cementing paste out by hand. Everyone thought I was crazy. Then the giga came out and everyone was freaking out because it was PVE and no one had built proper base defenses against anything...except me, the sole survivor with a metal base on the server. Turned out to not be a big deal, but it was pretty funny watching global blow up while I was safe behind massive metal walls, just two behemoth gates. I still have a video tour of it up on my long defunct YT channel, actually. Those were the days. Arkanus 2.0 was a stone version of the base I started on a relatively fresh official before deciding it was too much grind and leaving the official life behind for good. The Arkanus 3.0 will be essentially the final, fully upgraded version of this base, completely tek and full S+ building improvements, with vastly increased knowledge and experience with the building mechanics. Obviously I won't be starting out that way, but I'll have plenty of time to smooth out the complete overhaul and redesign of this base. It had everything available at the time, but introduction of new items (like the industrial forge, yes I built a metal base without one of those either) forced numerous off the cuff layout changes that left things a bit of a mess. And I know some tek stuff like the replicator and the cloning chamber are huge, so I need to account for that in the new build. I'll also be completely redesigning the original hatchery that was also housed within my territory, in fact I'm thinking of doing 2, possibly 3 cliff platforms. And I can rebuild my spino launch ramp/dock to be a fancy shmancy elevator...honestly I'm pretty hyped up for all of this. But I probably won't do a lot of it until I'm done with the challenge run and have all of the Tekgrams and such at my disposal. For now, I've got a long way to go.
  35. 4 points
    Continuing my Scorched Earth play through. Searching around for drops so I can pull in a Wyvern. Decided to go naked and spawn in random locations and it worked perfectly except I wasn’t high enough to open the drop lol. Fortunately I was 1 level off so made a mad dash to get resources and craft out some structures for the XP, all the while looking over my shoulder. Levelled up, pulled my Wyvern out of a drop and now I can continue building my base.
  36. 4 points
    @SMP you compare the game with the real world, which only works to a degree, your comparison is absolut nonsense. You stated before that you would be happy to see others cry over their lost achievements ingame, which is already something deeply disturbing. Why do you want to punish everyone if you and some others want a fresh start? Why do the super dinos bother you in PVE? Why can't you and the others not just fresh start on your own? (destroy/decay your base/start fresh on another server) Do you believe that you would get a better building spot on a wipe? Would new server make you happy, or do you actually want to see how everyone gets wiped to get some weird joy out of it? Just a reminder that not everyone who plays this game, plays it the same way. If you can't accept that someone else is getting joy out of collecting colors while you have your joy in building or breeding, you should really rethink a lot of things because THIS actually applies to real life. Everyone likes different things and we should be grateful for that, we are not a hivemind.
  37. 4 points
    today I started yet another major rebuild on my base, slowly dismantling parts of the base and replacing them with new parts as I move along. Very time consuming but, I do enjoy building and taking down and rebuilding parts of the base to make the base even better is always fun. This time I think im going to make the base look more like a small town, now that I don't need as many different types of dinos for kibble eggs, it should make having kibble dinos out a bit easier and not taking up so much space. Tomorrow, and the next day, more base reconstruction and Element Veins! need that element for tek stuff
  38. 4 points
    Suggestion : each week the community crunch should include links to 5 suggestions from the forums (and one given suggestion can't be linked in more than one community crunch). Not necessarily the most popular (not necessarily the least popular of course ) and OBVIOUSLY with no strings attached from the WildCard team, but so that people have a shot at upvoting some suggestions they have not seen. Or don't have the time to comb through. There is just so much to read since the revamp. ...obviously I didn't post that in the suggestions
  39. 4 points
    Private Xbox Cluster. All over the place yesterday. Fixed a broken ini line that’s been bugging me for ages in the server start up log on Ragnarok. All because I was missing a single parentheses, so that was fun. Took my taming boat up to Jerboa island and logged out. Jumped over to The Center to stock up on element dust to transfer to each of my servers that have tek gens. Logged into Extinction briefly to fill up the gens, and went on a hunt to find a male element dust Gacha. Had no luck so jumped over to the The Island to fill tek gen. Hopped back over to Ragnarok and tamed a 140 Bulbdog on Jerboa island (I replaced that islands spawns with lantern pets). Took my taming boat back to bases and logged out, not before filling my tek gen. Hopped back over to The Center to continue hunting for that male element dust Gacha (I have them spawning under the snowy grass plains to simulate the sunken forest on Extinction). Tamed 10 Gachas, 6 males, 4 females but no element dust of either gender. Managed to get 3 organic poly makers and 2 red sap makes so may be useful on Aberration at some point. Logged off for several hours. Jumped on to Extinction with the intention to help @d1nk and @AngrySaltire with OSD’s so was out on my Gigas having some fun killing everything I saw. It went silent in chat so I logged off for the night - was too tired and could barely read the chat prior to that anyway.
  40. 4 points
    Originally, I was planning on going after my next set of eggers, but then I saw, "The purdiest Tech Quetz dat I ever done seen." It's blue, black, and silver combination will hopefully make all my neighbors jealous. Unfortunately, the only thing I've ever tamed a Quetz with is an Argy, using the grappling hook fly here method, so I needed some Argys! And I say some, because I just know something will probably go way wrong at some point. So, spares come in handy. I crafted a taming pen and loaded it on the Chudzitanic, before setting sail. Two days later, I brought the boat to a halt at the safe islet by carnivore island. Construction began immediately. And soon, my taming pen was ready to go. I tamed two Argys that came out at level 230, and one burner that came out at 115. "Shhh! Don't tell him he's a burner. He thinks he's an integral part of the plan, and is proud to be leading the charge." (If I pull this off on the first try, he'll be retired to some place plush.) Deconstruction of the taming pen was made quick and spiffy through the use of the S+ dismantling gun. There were only two miss-clicks during that time, and my lawyers are handling the fallout. Then it was back onto the Chudzitanic and time to sail for home. Normally, I hug the coastline and don't cut across deep water, even in the inlets. Unfortunately, "The Captain," may have been drinking and decided to hurry things along. Therefore, um . . . he cut across an inlet as the seabed dropped below the onrushing boat. Buh! Yep, Alpha Leeds! The Chudzitanic survived the initial hit but couldn't make it close enough to land before the second. *Visions of stone and lumber sinking into the depths* Fortunately, though, I had decided to keep everything valuable on me, including the soul-spheres holding the Argys. I probably broke an Olympic record swimming for shore, and there's a small chance I might have flicked off the Alpha Leeds while doing so. *Shrug* As soon as I went feet-dry, I pulled out my teleportation clicker and started clicking like crazy. *Poof* I'm back in base, minus one boat that probably could have been better named, to tell the truth. (Or not!) Everything is stowed away, and the next step is to go after that Quetz. But not today, of course....
  41. 4 points
    Well last night was my "break the barrier" of endgame content of Ab I finished my Dimetrodon incubation chamber (24~ dimes at 3300~ insulation), gave birth to my baby reaper, and popped my drake eggs (I had 1 drake I went with a friend to get and used his dime chamber). Now have the ability to grow my own drake supply.
  42. 4 points
    Built my first tri-ramp pitfall trap in a taming outpost not far from the Ragnarok green obelisk. The outpost location has several narrow paths up to it, with three possible approaches, so I thought why not build a pitfall trap with three possible entry ways.
  43. 4 points
    Unfortunately another late night at work last night led to me not logging in. Luckily I woke up early and at least checked on all my babies and whatnot. Everything was fine. Logged in tonight, everyone was grown up and ready to breed. Also I had the foresight to throw preserving salts in my troughs so I still had an entire trough of raw meat left after I condensed everything. Didn't need to run meat or anything. Bred the spinos, culled 1 argent, bred the rest. Ended up keeping just 2 argents and nothing else. The new yutys have been quite the boon for eggs. Debating if I want to try for just one more female or not. Either way, made up 20 more kibble. The real bottleneck here is now honey since I only have the one hive. But, if I just make kibble as I get eggs instead of waiting until I need kibble I can stay on top of production. I could also just make another hive, but I don't think it's really necessary for the amount of taming I do. For spinos I'm happy overall with the current base bloodline, mainly I'm now looking for a good melee roll. Current high is 46, I know I can easily get over 50 so I'd really like to aim for that this weekend. I've got 55 HP and 58 stamina to work with, plus I can drop speed out of the line completely too. Argents I know I can get 60+ because they don't dump stats into speed, so I definitely want to aim for high weight and high stamina, already got 50+ on each but I can't see any reason to not push a little higher. This is just for utility, don't care that much about HP or melee though of course I'll keep those in my lines if I've got em. Velos need the most work by far, as I don't have any 7x difficulty tames from 2 weeks ago. HP, stamina and melee are all extremely lackluster, even for standard difficulty. I have the one bred one for caves, but I know I can do a lot better. I'd also like to try for some better colors. I also need to bite the bullet and just tame some rexes, no one on my unofficial is willing to share their boss rex lines for some reason. My friend I is but it's a fresh line of tek rexes, so we'll see. I do appreciate her being so open about sharing stats and bloodlines with me. I really don't understand why some people are so closed to the idea of sharing bloodlines. It's not like I begged for them for free, I'm offering to pay extremely well for 3 eggs. But since a lot of the active members have everything already, I guess they'd rather sit on their eggs...
  44. 4 points
    Dunno what you are on about, Official PvP can still be fun, I play with bigger tribes, as a 2 man squad with a good friend of mine, and as a solo. I have fun and progress each time, sure I usually get taken out at some point but that is the game, even Massive mega tribes don't last forever and get wiped at some point, doesnt mean it was all a waste, unless you didnt enjoy the time you spent getting to that point, but if thats the case then why would you playing if you dont enjoy the progression. I must say I really enjoy Arkpocalypse for this reason, monthly wipe means players are forced to not get overly attached to their progress, I think the mentality of "oh I should never lose my stuff or it's all over" is a really unhealthy one, when I get wiped I start again and do things a little different than I did before. Sometimes I do better and other times worse, I still have fun. I win some battles and wipe others and lose others and get wiped by others, this is the cycle of ark. Monthly wipe ensures everyone has a more even playing ground, everyone had the same opportunity to start at the same time and you can only transfer from other monthly wipe servers, so non of this "oh let me bring my lvl 450 mana and golems that I have farmed for 2 years and be unstoppable BS. If you get taken out and feel it's too late to start again, no worries just wait a few weeks for server to reset and have another go, This is a much healthier thing for a game like this than feeling like you should never get wiped or lose to another group or else it's just game over and all of it has been a waste of time. This mentality of "If I lose then everything has been a waste and I am no longer having fun" is toxic and harmful to oneself I believe, You will be much happier and enjoy the game a lot more if you learn to enjoy both being on top and being at the bottom, I have fought clans much bigger than me, and sure I have lost to them a fair amount but I still enjoyed those encounters, and sometimes I beat those bigger tribes because I am not afraid to lose and so am not afraid to fight back and try even in the face of stacked odds. as for meshing, yes it is getting a bit better, they are working on it and while it is slow atleast they are doing something. Meshing seems to be less of an issue of the servers I play on than on others from what i have read.
  45. 4 points
    i will also take a moment to address one of the major complaints the official server community have about UNOFFICIAL servers: the server can close down on a whim and you lose all your progress. Think on this for a moment now, in light of these closures. I'm sorry some of you are losing your progress but just think, you can actually play the fun part of ark again that doesn't involve netflix and watching baby timers for two weeks.
  46. 4 points
    This is bulls**t, We (legacy players) basically paid to beta test your game because we loved the game, years of countless bugs, rerolls, wipes we stick with the game, You come out of beta and announce new servers and that legacy wont get support, that's fine most loyal fans stayed anyway and endured months of griefing and trolls on top of existing bugs, thats ark life for you. you kill off some low population servers for new content, that's fine too helps keeps the game alive. but removing all legacy servers is absolute bulls**t(No legacy server is safe), it would appear that since the games official launch there has been noting but contempt for legacy players. I've tried your official servers and all i got was pillars everywhere, dino caps, 10x worse lag than legacy. you guys are s**ting all over us.
  47. 4 points
    Man I had such a stressful night last night. I was gliding around blue on Aberration, and went up some water fall I hadn't been to before. I had hit an explorer note so was just killing random things. I figure on a Rock Drake my risk of 'getting lost' is pretty low since I can just glide over blue and recognize something and get out. Well, at top of that waterfall I'm swarmed by a bary or 2, 2 crabs and who all knows what. Drakes level 200 so overall not a concern health wise.... but I got knocked off the drake. With so much chaos I could not get back on, crab grabbed me with claw, and it was over. Of course I'm worried about my drakes health as I usually leave it on passive, but did whistle neutral at last second but I wasn't sure if a tame group was set so wasn't for sure it went out. Problem now became I had no idea where I was. So I grab my friends spino he lent me that is the strongest and fastest one I have, and go out exploring trying to find it. Of course I rushed out naked. Hello ice spore field... I fall off dino, and what do I see? A Megalosaurus is hitting the spino, not me (WHY?)! Who seems to be on passive (not sure how that happened, i never set spinos to passive). I panic as I'm about to get my friends best bred spino killed, and log off in hopes it'll stop the attack. I felt utterly defeated. Lose my one and only freshly earned drake AND friends spino all in 1 go? Afraid to login... Schrodinger's cat. I finally get back on, no death message in tribe log! It worked! Or least I hope it's not still being attacked. So grab another spino, and a haz suit this time, as well as food and water to be sure I'm actually prepared this time. I thankfully roughly knew where I died on spino so got there, and he was fine! I'm guessing since I was the only one on server, it unloaded the region when I logged out, saving the spino. I don't understand why the megalo was even attacking the spino considering I never even attacked it. I take the friends spino back home and explore some deep areas of bio lum I've never seen, and thankfully in the end, I randomly stumble upon my drake and previous bulb dog. Sadly had a new bulb dog so had to leave the original lower level behind lol. That was the first body I never recovered the goods from in over a month 😦 Lost a haz suit and some MC tools I think. In the end, all I lost was some items and a level 70 bulb dog from the first death that I couldn't pick up as I had a new bulb dog. Maybe if I don't check tribe log the Schrodinger's cat can apply to that bulb dog and he will stay alive!
  48. 4 points
    Today I decided to try building with cliff platforms. Made a house platform, a barn, a workshop, currently building the aviary. Trying to come up with some great ideas for further platforms all are about to get to each other winding down the cliffs with stairs. Love playing with the building stuff. Just wish we had more decorative stuff. I live south of wyvern bay looking out to sea and the desert.
  49. 4 points
    I did a lot this weekend, possibly the most productive for the last 6 months. I finished my 277 100% imp Yuty only to be given an egg between 303 and 313 haha - i hate raising Yutys. I also got another Daeodon baby out and came out at 259 (only started a few weeks back so progressing really well). I then realised I'm missing a big Melee stat, and Stam stat so should be breeding out close to 280 in the next week or so. I had no further progress on my Pteras - so many eggs now and nothing new to show for it. oh well, Ill keep on trying. Then I had some good news... out of the blue, Alpha Tek cave run - starting in 15 mins. (It was midnight so I was debating whether to go or not... damn it, lets do it!) So quickly grabbed some Asc Flak, an Asc Shotgun and Ammo, a few canteens and some Prime Jerky, podded a pair of my 100% imp high level Rexes (30k hp and 1700 MD) and went off to Island. Met up with everyone at the lava entrance in the volcano and 19 of us proceeded to work our way through the caverns. Giga after Giga and we make it through to the first 'bubble'. Upon entering, I lost 90% of my HP and had a broken bone icon - quickly ate some jerky and nothing... jerky is not good for replenishing HP - I had rushed my preparation, but luckily 2 friends dropped me some burgers and medical brew. Entered the final cavern, 5 of my tribemates (across server tribes) were all around me and we worked as a unit jumping on each boss and then working on adds as and when we could... it was going rally smooth and then I got kncoked off my Rex and were separated for what seemed like an hr (possibly 45 seconds) running in and out of adds until someone pointed out a standalone Rex on the other side. Managed to jump on just in time before a defender clobbed me from behind. We were just getting the last boss down when some tribemates were knocked from their Rexes and a tribemate made a few shots with his shotgun to finish off the boss as it was nearly dead... a slight lag and another tribemate walked in front of the shotgun... 4 of the 5 tribemates ascended from the ARK on Alpha... one died valiantly and sacrificed himself for the greater good. 1900hrs in and I have ascended off the ARK at Alpha. Thanks WC
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