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  1. Hello Survivors! We’ve got more news for you from #PAXEast2016! We are very excited to announce the first ever ARK: Survival of the Fittest International Tournament to be held offline this Summer! The tournament will be taking place in Shanghai, during China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference, ChinaJoy 2016. Qualified teams will be flown out July 29 - 31 to compete in person for this gigantic offline-event with more than $40,000 up for grabs! Team leaders need to register at playark.com/summercup between May 1 - 10 then grab their teammates to starting competing in the dinosaur survivor slaughter fest in “4v4 Tournament Mode” specifically. The 40 highest-Scoring registered Tournament Mode players during May and June (80 players total) will be invited to an online Semi-Final match to be held on July 1, 2016. The top 8 North American and/or European teams from the Semi-Final will then advance to the official Summer Cup, travelling to Shanghai to play in the offline finals match hosted at Shanghai’s ChinaJoy 2016! The ongoing “Survival League” rankings for all elite titles in ARK: Survival of the Fittest are visible in real-time on https://survivetheark.com/ at launch. We can't wait to see all the teams participate and show off their strategies throughout the next two months and are eagerly anticipating the slaughter-fest to take place on July the 1st and of course July 29th and 31st! We’ll be revealing more details about the registration process soon, and if you guys have any questions, feel free to get in touch as always! Good luck to all Survivors out there and let’s see who gets crowned the Season One Summer Cup Champions of ARK: Survival of the Fittest! Other specific changes to be noted about Survivor League and the Summers Cup: You cannot compete in this Tournament if you are under the age of 18 The top 40 unique registered players in the Tournament League for each month will be invited to the Finals Match, so if a Survivor has placed in the Top 40 twice, it will skip them and then grab the next-best player. Similarly, if a player has placed in the top 40 but not registered for the Summer Cup, he or she will be skipped. Your Team Leader must ensure that when registering your team, you use the same Team Name and Survivor Name in the game, as well register all members of your team. You are permitted to have mixed-member teams from different regions, but all of your team members must, for the time being, hail from North America or European Union countries. Next Cups will include more regions. Teams in China will have their own qualification process and they will already be there ready to play for when you arrive for the finals. Graphical settings will be enforced for the qualification period and for the tournament. Going forward on our website, we will be displaying the concurrent Top 100 Players’ Scores in each mode, so you can see where you place and how close you are to qualifying for the Summer Cup Finals, and also for each Month’s Survivor League Tournament Match. For extra details regarding the changes, check out the thread here. Proceed here to check out the Chinese Summer Cup registration site. All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival of the Fittest Team.
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  2. Hello Survivors! We’re back again with another announcement straight from PAX East 2016! We told you that there would be a lot coming this week, and a bit of everything for everyone and we’ll be true to our words. Studio Wildcard is proud and excited to announce the ARK: Official Mods program. What this means is that we’ll be able to take a step further when working with Mods and begin integrating them into our Official ARK System. We will be launching this program starting with The Center Map for Xbox One and PC in May 2016. Designed by community member Ben Burkart, The Center adds an over-the-top, fantasy-themed map that doubles the size of the current game and is more varied than the original ARK map, with tons of new biomes, dungeons, floating islands, end-of-the-world waterfalls, massive ancient ruins, along with other wonders to explore and secrets to find. Drawn completely by hand without any auto-generated content, The Center is a massive increase in the game's official playable content and is free to both PC and Xbox One players. Following that we’ll be working hard to introduce more of your favourite mods to the game with Primitive+ (already an Official Mod on PC). In the case of Primitive Plus, players are challenged to use only wood and stone without the benefit of advanced metals to create weapons such as guns. A whole new set of items and detailed new mechanics focus the player on 'primitive' survival, which fits snugly in the world of ARK. Primitive Plus will be playable as a functionality mod on all official ARK maps. We really appreciate and value the hard work and effort that goes into the mods from the community and will do what we can to help, this new program is another step we’re going to take to ensure that modders get all the support they need and are recognized for their contribution and efforts in ARK! Thank you for all your support and be sure to keep up with our PAX East show at www.twitch.tv/survivetheark for all the latest news and announcements! Don’t forget to give the #PAXRex a shout out ;). See you guys tomorrow! All the best, Wildcard Jat and The ARK: Survival Evolved Team.
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  3. If only we can use the stargate mod to travel from the Island to The Center.
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  4. Jeremy, From myself and the rest of the Valhalla team: Thank you. I have never been so close to falling out of my chair, as to when I read your post!
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  5. Hello Survivors! We have very exciting news to share with you today, and no this isn’t about the 16ft T-Rex that you can ride on at PAX but instead our battle-royale, hunger-games inspired spin-off is making it’s way onto the PS4 on July 19th! ARK: Survival of the Fittest started off as a fun event to put together using our Dev Kit, to show players what they would be capable of creating back in August 2015. Following the reception from the Community we decided to launch Survival of the Fittest as a standalone, spin-off version of ARK: Survival Evolved just over a month ago! Survivor League will also be making it’s way to the PS4 so that the best players can compete for cash prizes every month. In addition to the prizes, players will also be able to qualify for exclusive invites to tournaments as well participate in future tournaments that we are planning. Check out this blog-post by Senior Technical & Gameplay Designer Kayd Hendricks (TheRightHand) on more about the PS4 Release as well as Sony PlayStation’s overview of the game! We look forward to seeing many of you survivors in our new console arena in July! Welcome to the ARK Universe, PlayStation Survivors All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival of the Fittest Team.
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  6. Well unless someone has said otherwise the estimated release date is June. So the mods coming in May, seems near enough to me. Also I'm sure they want to work out any kinks with releasing the mods to Xbox before the full release. I hope everything works as planned because as you said it is awesome!!
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  7. I followed the link from here to Steam and saw this post from Mr. Frank, the developer of The Center map. He was responding to a question from Dragon of Desire about working on the mods. quote "Yes I've basically been hired on and moving onsite to work on this map full time so I will be able to work more directly with the devs to make this map awesome and iron out some of those issues that are a bit unknowns like the dino spawning " end quote So. looks like he came out okay with this deal, getting the recognition he deserves, a paying job doing the work on his creation and I think it was a very smart move on Wildcard to hire him.
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  8. I'm making a guess here, but I would say that the developer of The Center map will be receiving some form of payment for his work. The Center belongs to him, so they have to "purchase rights" if they want to use it officially. They both benefit as I am sure that some have heard how small the map is and want a bigger map and seeing the video of The Center map will entice them to buy ARK to have access to both maps. The developer will benefit, not just from any money he will obtain, but the extra recognition of his work. Just a guess on my part.
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  9. Will mods chosen to be official receive some kind of monetary support or other incentives such as employment? Also, Drake's post makes it sound like The Center just got disqualified for the mod contest, which is sad because last I looked it was #1 and the author could probably use the prize money.
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