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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
    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.
  4. 8 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 7 points
    Total side note.. I just got promoted. My hard work paid off. I'm going to sleep now.. back in a couple of days.
  7. 7 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.
  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. 7 points
    Fear evolved... Killer turkeys... Back when events were actually events not just a week of pretty things.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 5 points
    So, I couldn't find a nice overview of the new kibble. The wiki could tell me which dinos wanted what kibble and I could see the ingredients, but the eggs just said the size which means I had to go to another page to look that up. That made me miss the old kibble chart... and so I decided to make my own! It was a bit tricky to get all the information I wanted into one chart so it might look a little cramped. Just putting it here in case it helps someone else! Feel free to use it as you will, but if you repost, please link back to the original. Full image here: https://imgur.com/a/iUH2bZC
  16. 5 points
    Pleaseee add more furniture to decorate bases!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 5 points
    All the new players want a wipe to "make it more fair" but fact is we worked our asses off for 2 years since new servers came on and were forced to abandon legacy, which made me and my friend quit a few times. Years of breeding just lost. Older players don't want a wipe. I think it's pretty obvious only players on pvp and those that recently started on pve want a wipe I myself started from scratch numerous times and I don't want a wipe. Players should choose to wipe themselves via inactivity only. Dunno why some people are so destructive to everyone just cause they're noobs PS: few days ago I was witnessing a hilarious conversation on chat where some guy demanded another guys base cause he built where he built 2 months ago but he stoped playing for a month. Point being autodecay is close enough to a wipe and it's not needed. I see old bases gone every day and new built in its place by new players, it's a circle of life.
  20. 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.
  21. 5 points
    Actually, in 2025 June 17th will be on a Tuesday. but that's a long time to wait.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. 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 👍
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 5 points
    They do have that list. The servers that are not Legacy.
  30. 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. 😃
  31. 4 points
    Weigh In: Legacy, New Servers, and New Modes We've been receiving feedback that the community is looking for new adventures. This may come in the form of new servers with the original experience or new servers with a twist. You've been heard! Let's discuss some relative numbers. Consider the amount we have servers now as 100% of the servers available for discussion. In order for new servers to be established, we'll have to take from that 100% (what exists today). Currently, we look for low population servers or legacy servers when we want to open new types of servers - as we did recently. Legacy servers won't be getting support (mesh detection, enforcement, maps, etc). There will be mixed feelings on this but do not expect legacy to be around forever. With that in mind, what types of new modes/servers would you like to see? Legacy players, what makes you stay on legacy? The community you've built up?
  32. 4 points
    Well, today was a grind. No one way to describe it. I got started early, ready to tame and do lots of prep. I tamed an argent. My argent was too heavy carrying my taming pen around and kept the interest of a 145, so I figured why not. It ended up having a decent weight, which is good since my birds have really been struggling to carry my gear. This particular bird I was on was the one I tamed yesterday, much higher melee, hp and stamina than the other birds, but lower weight. And, well, I was really planning on breeding them or anything, but I ended up having to afk and take care of some other stuff for a couple hours so... This is #2. By the time I came back I had close to 40 eggs ready. I got exactly what I wanted on the first hatch...I have a nanny and all that so I raised him and well, we ate all of his would be siblings when he grew up in order to gain levels. He's my main general purpose bird, able to easily handle alphas, fly across the map and carry all of my gear at the same time. This is the second bird I decided to raise at somewhat the last minute, solely for mining and other heavy hauling tasks. After I had my first bird raised I spent the whole afternoon and evening hunting, even took the rex out to clear yuty spawns since the bird can't do those. Came up completely empty. On the bright side killing every alpha we saw netted me a whole collection of crossbows. I'm also high enough level to saddle my yutys and made an industrial forge, which I haven't set up yet because I am considering building a mining outpost on obsidian mountain. Honestly this "high hide" base design gave me a great idea for a snow biome base. I'm considering building it in creative mode mainly as a test. I'm getting to the point where I'm just tired of the mat grind for the types of bases I like to build, and since I already technically cheated this one in...I mean, I am doing everything else legit. We'll see how I feel about it I guess. As far as where to go from here I admit I'm a little lost. I can't move forward without good tames, but The Island spawns have always been painful. It's not just finding high level rexes, it's finding any rexes...I remember when they were basically everywhere and now it takes work to find any at all. It is rather frustrating and this is why so many people like the DLC maps...
  33. 4 points
    Well, here's my Ark confession. I spent a considerable amount of time and virtually all of my resources last night building platform wedges for phase 1 of my base build last night. It was until I went to go set up that I learned a horrible truth: the snap points on the wedges have been broken since the Homestead update. I didn't know this because I wasn't an active player when that update dropped. There is a second mod built on the open source Platforms+ mod that based on the comments I read has only a 50% chance of actually working. But there is a known, in game workaround solution. Rather than abandon my plan and likely scrap another playthrough entirely, I decided to use creative mode just to build the workaround "base" platform out of foundations...got carried away because it's been a long, long time since I did an actual build. And thanks to turning off foundation support requirements, I was able to have a little fun with the design too. I ended up building the entire outer shell instead of just the platform base. So I guess I can't really say I'm doing the "Ultimate Ark" challenge anymore given the circumstances. I'd say it's more of a "relaxed Ascension" progression. Because life is too short to worry about mistakes made by poor game mechanics. I will say I did not spawn in anything I am not capable of building, so I don't have an industrial forge or anything stashed inside. Honestly it's virtually empty except for my dinos anyway, I haven't even moved everything over from the raft yet. This is not my main base of course, it's just a "temporary" shelter that will eventually be housing just my support/utility dinos instead. Or something. Honestly I've never really worked with platforms before. The glass wedges in particular definitely give me JP Visitors' Center vibes. Love it. I also tamed a few new animals. A pair of dodos for eggs basically so I can build a hatchery, and a beetle I came across while running the volcano cave, which did thankfully respawn.
  34. 4 points
    So the next contest on the server I’m on was Dodo Wars. A very cool looking glass arena was built, with the zappy things from the Steampunk mod placed around it for security. (More on these later). And we had a little under a week to hunt for dodos. First day, I looked and found a 180ish female and a 150ish male. I tamed them and stuck them in poke-balls, figuring I’d breed them if I couldn’t find anything better. Second day, I see a level 203 (out of 210) male and nearly crash land my bird trying to get to him. Then when he’s knocked out, I turn around and there’s a level 210 female. OMG! I use all my luck up on things like this, no wonder it takes me eight-hundred trips to the sea cave to get a Rex saddle BP. But, I’ll take it! The male has the higher health, and the female has higher melee. So I bred them up trying to get the right combo, and no luck during the next two days. The day after that, I finally get the stats on a male dodo, who’s a bit over level 300. Woo Hoo! Thanks to S+, the nanny makes sure he’s completely imprinted to top it off. Once he’s set, I poke-ball him to gain passive experience. Around this time, something dawns on me. I ask the server owner if our entrants are allowed to use PEDDs. (Performance Enhancing Dodo Drugs.) He says, “yes,” and I’m off to make a million and one sweet veggie cakes. The day before the event, which I now think I’m going to miss because I’m on call that night, I un-pod the dodo and level him up. Heretofore known only as Dodo, I christen him, “Dozerker! “ Nobody accepts my offer of a dodo for the contest, so he and I hang out and get to painting. Dozer, his nickname, ends up looking like a creepy, little clown-dodo. I like it. I still has a sad that I’m going to miss the contest, though. Event day, I get home late, and it’s over. But someone still has a Dodo left, and they offer the opportunity for a fine little donnybrook. Happy to accept, Dozer and I teleport and make our way into the arena. I notice the zappy things are turned off, probably since the event is over. Now, I’m not good with tribe commands, so the admin is there and helps us set up a very limited tribe war. It kicks off, and Dozer goes Dozerk! He tears off his Macho Man Randy Savage T-shirt and charges. It’s bloody, and gruesome, and Dozer is victorious! Woo Hoo, at least I got to use him in a fight. So, I’m happy. Then the admin says if you beat this, you get a Rock Drake. So I unknowingly start a tribe war with him for a whole day, thinking I was accepting his invite to a limited one. He then pops in a zombie dodo, which I had never seen before. Dozer was hitting harder, but the zombie dodo was healing up before his next attack. I was ready to let Dozer go down swinging, but the admin eventually called his zombie off. As a consolation prize, the admin gave me a low level gas bag. I didn’t expect anything, so I’m like, “Cool, thanks.” I pod the Gas Bag up, and carry Dozer out of the arena. We’re not too far away when I plop Dozer on the ground, and un-pod the Gas Bag to get a better look. Thinking our tribe war is already over, the admin turns the zappy things back on. This wouldn’t have been a problem, since he had set them to just wild creatures. Unfortunately, the person building the arena had picked them up and moved them to make space for building. This of course must have reset them to Zap Freakin’ Everything mode…. My new Gas Bag, Dozer, and myself, are suddenly engulfed in a lightning storm. Anyone care for an extra crispy Gas Bag, some well-done drumsticks, and a side of burnt Chudz? Owie! Owie! Owie! The admin realized what was going on and turned them off, and we were all laughing after that. I thought Dozer bought the farm, too, but he was still there when it stopped. What a trooper. Anyway, the admin summoned another Gas Bag for me that I’m probably going to kill soon while learning to fly it. Oh, and a bit later, the winner of the earlier contest, who won a rock golem, decided to put his Dodo up against Dozer the Dozerker. I said we can fight for bragging rights, but he wanted to offer up the golem if we won. He seems like a straight forward type of person, so I eventually accepted the rock golem after Dozer handled business.
  35. 4 points
    You just deleted a poopload of legacy servers, so you have no need to remove more from the player base you've already hurt. Fresh PvE servers, You guy's make new PvP servers every month along with gimmick PvP servers every other month ( 3 man,Classic, Small tribe so on and so forth ) and these die within 3 weeks as the alpha tribes take over and bully out the solo or small PvPers and yet you continue to make PvP servers. If we ignore Extinction release, the last time we got fresh PvE servers was with the Extinction Chronicles event that started (Which was US servers only Screwing over us Oceanic and EU players ) , While PvE servers have a whole other issues compared to PvP such as ( people pillaring starting area's, Dino cap and issues with lag due to mega castles, Moon rune box tribes kiting dinos into peoples bases ) with the Homestead changes and kibble rework most of these issues are resolved allowing for a larger player base retention compared to PvP.
  36. 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
  37. 4 points
    Island-Single Player-PS4 After my last post, I almost had another disaster. I decided to explore on my ptera. So I get close to the center of the map and am looking for potential tames, low level spino and thero, but I see a raptor pack with a 130 in it. My plan, land on a rock in the middle of the water, kill the low levels and tranq dart the 130. Well, as I go to land on the rock, my ptera misses its landing point and nose dives for the water, throwing me off, and what does it do? Goes and lands right with the raptors I try to run up to it and jump on but I am immediately pounced and killed. I respawn back at base and jump on my other ptera. Best advice I ever saw on here, keep two of every flier and swimmer, it helps in situations like this. I race back with my other ptera, and make it in time. My ptera is tanking but the raptors have eaten my body, I do however spot a bag on the beach that had my longnecks, 200+ Ammo, etc. I jump down, grab the bag, hit follow all, and go back to base for the night, armor completely broken. Only stopping to collect metal and crystal on the way back. Dodged a major bullet. Fast forward to today, take my ptera out Bc I was looking to explore more and get some polymer. Run into a 75 Spino along the way and tame it, using the “rock” method lol. Was able to get prime fish meat because this location has a crap ton of salmon, so pretty solid tame effectiveness. Absolute beast of a spino. I go back to base and make the saddle and just take the spino out towards the winter biome. Run into a 120 sarco and tame it as well. Found a beautiful 140 argy, but that’ll teach me to try tranq’ing it without trapping it. Extremely low torpor and it flew up to the sun. Just been crafting as much gunpowder and gasoline as I can. Overall, pretty efficient.
  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
    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....
  40. 4 points
    Oh! Didnt even notice we broke 200 pages! Congrats SWDYDTIA thread! 200 pages strong and still going!
  41. 4 points
    The Plan Drop off the snail I promised, along with some cakes, at the main tribe’s base on Herbivore Island, then build a taming raft. The Delivery (Note, all dialogue below is just my side of the conversation, and is of course not an exact transcription.) “Hello, this is Chudz-Express. I have a snail package for Herbi-Island, will anyone be there to receive it?” “Yes? Wonderful, I’m on my way.” Halfway to the drop off, I realize I forgot the cakes. “Rassin-Frassin!” Having dropped off the snail and cakes, I’m on my way back to base. . . . “What do you mean the snail is hungry already?” “I think I have enough spare honey to make some more cakes. I’ll let you know.” And thusly, the Snail-Obesity epidemic began on the server. The Delay I’m back at base just getting ready to start on the raft when something along the lines of, “The Forest Titan Has Been Tamed,” pops in at the top of my screen. “What the. . . .” I’m still on the island, right? Turns out the admin was just messing around and invited me over to see the titans with the others. And since I’ve never seen one in game, I flew over posthaste. “Ohhhhhhhhhh, Kaiju!” 😀😁😱 The Raft Hmm, it’s been a long time since I made a small taming raft. I manage to sink the foundations without issue, “Woo Hoo!” Now was it five wide or three wide? Let’s go five wide. Several minutes later, I get a message. “Hey, Dummy! You can’t cram anything else onto this freakin’ boat.” Paraphrasing of course. Well, I guess it was three wide. So after a little remodeling, the Chudzitanic is ready to set sail. Next Plan: I think I'll try to get my next level of eggers for kibble. We’ll see how that goes.
  42. 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...
  43. 4 points
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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!
  47. 4 points
    a complete lack of respect or any kind of consideration to legacy players, not releasing the list of servers at the same time of this announcement
  48. 4 points
    If you’re playing unofficial, use these following commands: cheat destroyall DroppedItemGeneric_FertilizedEgg_NoPhysicsWyvern_C cheat destroyall DroppedItemGeneric_FertilizedEgg_RockDrake_NoPhysics_C
  49. 4 points
    Special perks like the increased loot quality from the Christmas event 2 years ago.
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