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      Note for players regarding Ascension (please open terminal/tribute before ascending)   02/04/18

      With the latest server update on PC (v276.493), if you're going to attempt ascension, before doing so please make sure you've opened a supply crate/transmitter/obelisk/ basically anything terminal/tribute inventories. It's a temp workaround to characters being lost when ascending whilst we're investigating character issues further.


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Showing content with the highest reputation on 03/31/17 in all areas

  1. 8 points
    Flying dinos have been OP in this game right since the beginning but now finally at long last balance has been restored to the world. They are no longer the instant win, supersonic jets of the dino world. No longer the easy mode of transport and no longer the only viable way to move resources around. They are now in line with the other dinos. This change will make PVP combat and raiding far more interesting and varied from the stale meta we have been used to for ages. The devs deserve a round of applause for their courage in pushing through this change despite the bitter whining of players used to playing in easy mode particularly PVE players. It can't have been easy to go ahead with this given the vocal minorities on this forum preaching for the last few weeks about the end of the world. Well done devs!
  2. 6 points
  3. 3 points
    Patch v256 comes to you today crammed with new content, including vacuum-sealed underwater bases and aquatic creature breeding, TEK teleporter pads and wireless generators, and four new creatures. It also brings the first major menu redesign of ARK, as the Inventory UI receives a complete visual and functional overhaul for a streamlined new look. This is a huge upgrade that means easier access to everything in the player’s inventory. The TEK Tier for ARK is being implemented in multiple phases, with today’s update including awesome new element powered gear like: TEK Underwater Bases! This allows fully-enclosed structures to be created underwater, with ventilators to allow oxygen filled room. Air-locks allow players to enter and exit without flooding their base. TEK Power Generator! This wireless generators power TEK structures and any Tribe electrical structures in adjustable range. TEK Teleporter! Easily and quickly move around the expansive open-world island, but very challenging and expensive to obtain! TEK Mosa Saddle! Once placed on the Mosasaur it equips the beast with lasers and more. TEK Tier content is a wave of sci-fi-themed, end-game features that reward hard-working Survivors with awesomely futuristic gear and guns. Players wanting TEK Tier loot will need to gather the newly introduced Element resource, which is granted after successfully completing Boss Arenas. Each Boss has three difficulty levels (easy, medium, hard) and after defeating the respective Boss are awarded with unique TEK Knowledge engrams, element and other general Boss Rewards. Collect the Element, then use the TEK Replicator to craft all TEK items! Likely an ancestor to the modern horse, Equus Magnus is a much larger steed, and when tamed, can be used in much the same way - riding, herding, and used as pack animals. Equus is so large, in fact, tribes have been known to not only ride them, but attach extra large saddlebags to them, essentially making them into mobile research and crafting stations. Craftable within the Equus' saddle inventory, the new Lasso item can be used to wrangle creatures and players while riding. Now you can live out your cowboy dreams in ARK! If Survivors are lucky, they may come across a majestic sight. The Unicorn is the rarest creature on the Island, with it's white coat and horn protruding from its' forehead. It can be tamed just like the normal Equus. However, only one of these magical creatures exists on the map at one time, so treat it with the utmost care! Leedsichthys Conviviumbrosia is the largest fish in the waters around the island. Its meat is also extremely succulent which is unusual given its size. It is often traded with the same value as Prime Meat, and colloquially called 'Prime Fish'. Of little taming value, tribes do keep schools of Leedsichthys in pens for meat, as it is so huge, chunks of meat can be cut from it without causing it death or permanent injury. While Leeds is normally passive towards humans, it is extremely aggressive towards boats on the open water. Rafts that enter its' territory will quickly find themselves in grave trouble and will be forced to fight or flee, or lose their home. The alpha Leedsichthys, which is somehow even larger than the average Leeds, is massive and white in colour. If a Survivor manages to kill the beast, they will be rewarded with lots of fish meat and a special cosmetic skin hidden within it's belly. Iguanodon Vicissitudinis is a large herbivorous dinosaur that bears a strong resemblance to the Parasaurolophus but without the distinct head crest. Iguanodon has two spike-like thumbs for prying fruits open to pick out the seeds and for stabbing would-be predators. They are as capable of walking on all fours as they are on just their hind legs. Combined with its highly effective fruit harvesting and substantial carry weight, the Iguanodon's excellent mobility in bipedal stance makes it an ideal field-hand that can also pull off a quick get-away, or an agile defense, when needed. Considered just a "plain old" normal seagull, Ichthyornis Piscoquus lives near beaches, surviving off of native fish. While timid by nature, if tamed, they become partners for their tamer, riding their shoulders. Survivors can send their tamed Ichthy to attack small prey such as fish, dodos, and compys. The fish it brings back are rich in meat and far better than a Survivor would be able to catch by hand, making the gull very useful. A long time coming, Patch 256 finally brings breeding to the aquatic and amphibious creatures of the ARK. Underwater eggs cannot be picked up by players as they cannot survive out of water, so plan ahead carefully! Underwater eggs will incubate in water at all times so there is no need to monitor their temperature. These adorable little ones will certainly steal their way into your heart. In addition to all of the above (it's a lot!), this patch also includes the following: Lots of new in-game sounds 1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (Growable ponytails with full physics and mutton chops!) 30+ new Explorer Notes The full patch notes for version 256 can be seen here: Weekend Sale! From today through to April 3rd, ARK is 67% off and Scorched Earth is 51% off on Steam! Additionally, the ARK “Survivor’s Pack” on PS4 is currently 25% off from March 28th through to April 4th! If you or your friends haven't picked up a copy, now is definitely the time to do so! ARK: Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! The Evolution Event will be active until Monday the 3rd at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 1.5x Harvesting Rate 1.5x Taming Rate 1.5x EXP Rate Reminder: this 1.5x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers! Thank you Survivors! We hope you enjoy the update!
  4. 3 points
    The Volcano is one of the most overpowered building spots on any map in the game. Did you really expect that it wouldn't be addressed at some point? I mean, Caves are still some of the best PvP base locations in the game, and they've already tried to nerf that.
  5. 2 points
    Was exploring the massive cave in the cliffside by the Edge of the World in the Center map and much to my disappointment, I found that I could not snap a pillar to the ceiling of the cave to build a suspended platform. I think this would be an amazing addition to the game. How cool would it be to build a humongous base hanging from the ceiling of a cave?
  6. 2 points
    Why is there a 10 rep limit per-day? I see more than 10 posts I like each day, could we please change this?
  7. 2 points
    I think I know why they put the game on sale alongside this patch. Because they will need new players after this.
  8. 2 points
    Flyer nerf was very poorly thought out and even worse implementation, I just lost all my baby wyverns and my main wyvern and my main argent because getting milk is now impossible, way to destroy an entire facet (selling point) of the game /SE I suggest roll this back and go back to the drawing board
  9. 2 points
    Okay so let's see. New UI - great, looks good! New sounds... Hmm, sounds different but can get used to. Flyer nerf - NO, ABSOLUTE FREAKING NO. Base movement only. Tapejara now slower than Quetzal. Wyvern takes half stamina for one lightning bolt. Questions: How are you supposed to steal eggs from scar now if you have no wyvern and depend on argent/tape/ptera? Anyone? Do devs even communicate? This is ridiculous. Idk what pvp players did to deserve such nerf, but please bit of god don't affect pve with it. This is unplayable. On the other side I understand pve can be a bit boring cause flyers are free to roam around without any trouble but this is just too much. They have been nerfed to the ground, and wild flyers like tapejara or argent are still having the same speed? How are you supposed to capture a tapejara now? Count for it to land? This patch just blew my mind. You ruined my gaming experience. Sorry for being so negative, I love ark, I really do. But nerfing flyers SO HARD on >>>PVE<<< is just like a blow below your waist. Take it back. Set a SPEED LIMIT INSTEAD! Or make new base speed. PLEASE. OH AND BY THE WAY! Center is still missing thylacoleos and overall update from February. Thought about that maybe? Now not getting March update either? What a joke.
  10. 2 points
    fix boss in the center because kil 2 boss for get only 8 elemento is stupid in the map island you get a lot and in scorched you get a lot to so why player play ark in the center not can get more element
  11. 2 points
    Lmao no you dont. Im not sure if I agreed with a single thing you said but once I hit the sentence above I started skimming because I knew it wasnt worth my time. Dont ever assume you know what a whole player base thinks. Makes you look like an arrogant tool. Many of us are intelligent enough to understand the reasoning behind the nerfs and dont get all butt hurt over them. SMH
  12. 2 points
    metal cables would be cooler than pillars and be more realistic Other than that great idea. I've wanted something like this for a while
  13. 2 points
    Somebody grab tha popcorn. There is waaaaay too much salt here to not put it to use. Sorry bout ya base homie, but I'm pretty sure any caveman you asked 50000 years ago would have told you it was dangerous building on a volcano. luls
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    As far as I can see, no one has started a topic on ARK: Primal Survival conversion that is to come out in the (hopefully) near future. I would like to make this thread as a place to talk about the possibilities, wants and don't wants, etc. I'll start with the question on the initial starting point when a Survival session is launched. At what age would a player start on when playing as a creature? I have raised two Raptors from hatchlings to adults, and with the way that is, starting out as a baby anything seems like it would be a difficult way to start. Would you be starting off as a defenseless baby who has low HP, no food and no way to hunt or defend yourself or would you be born into a AI family where the parents will feed you? (Via inventory access, like tamed creatures.) Would you be start as an Adolescent who can hunt and feed normally? Would there be an option to spawn into the recently laid egg of a player's creature or that player's own egg? I understand that this mode is still in the beta, but I'm just raising general questions. Update: I have learned that November is the current ETA of this game mode.
  16. 1 point

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  17. 1 point
    I want to share with you this HARDCORE mod! "Are you good? Try it!, This is a big challenge to you, just you without the help from to your dinos, big difficult and awards inside!" It is a small mod (20MB) but contain lots of adventure to come! I love you if you can give me feedback about your experience on it http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=856564814 Thank you!
  18. 1 point
  19. 1 point
    Someone already made a mod to fix this godforsaken nerf club wrapped in flaming razor-wire https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=895711211
  20. 1 point
    Oh... If you say this is the worst then you havent seen rivers of tears after "Great Dino Nerf" when 2000-2500% damage tamed dinos were reduced to 300-400%.
  21. 1 point
    I've only played around with it a short time, but it's not as bad as I thought it'd be. It already makes the map feel bigger for me. Sometimes I used to go out without any weapons, I knew I could fly directly to my landing spot and wanted maximum carrying capacity. I know I won't be able to do that anymore. I'll always need to be prepared to defend myself. I think I might like it?
  22. 1 point
    I honestly think you are certifiably insane in stating this. This is the worst patch that we've ever had to ark in all the years it's been running. Fliers are completely useless now. Are you even aware the massive number of people that are already rage-quitting because of it? We should be standing up as a community and demanding they remove and roll-back this change instead of applauding it. You are not helping at all.
  23. 1 point
    Somewhere, Jat mentioned that private servers would be able to avoid this clusterraptor that WC has thrust upon us. Right now, I have one remaining tribe member who has been told NOT to update their game, and to not exit the game. I refuse to allow my aviary to be completely screwed by WC that I've spent months breeding up and working up to where they are now because WC can't get their heads out of their asses and the "but we'll tweak it now!" excuse doesn't fly with me. This was a completely non-transparent nerf that was designed to piss off your playerbase, congrats, you did it. You've made it to where I don't want to be on land, I now can't go out to sea, and now I should limp along in the skies because "balance". Screw the balance. I'm going over the config files and the options I have in there, and the only thing I can see is the PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed<type>[<attribute>]=<multiplier> and PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoWild[<attribute>]=<multiplier>. If there is no way to rectify this situation on my server, I will simply shut it down and demand my money back from our host and let them know it's WCs fault. This was poorly thought out, poorly executed, and the idea of trying to "fix" it now that the base is angry is a crap way to handle things. Typically, companies tend to NOT try to piss off their base (which also explains the 67% off in the Steam shop, expecting this were you?) and tweak things as they go. What a complete and utter disaster. If I didn't have tribemates reliant on me, I would tell you to go shove a pike up your asses and shut it all down.
  24. 1 point
    Well, RIP Ark. I was kind of expecting it would end like that. Wildcard just doesn't know how to balance things. If I look at League of Legends for example...They slightly change things, look what happens within the next week and if it wasnt enough or too much, they fix it. But you just chop a hole into our birdcage and yell " HERE'S JOHNNY!!!"
  25. 1 point
    Flyer nerf is good but this takes the piss. Awful update. They can nerf them but flying tames are next to useless to use now. Awful awful update. Are they going to nerf all speed dinos like Raptors etc? Because they should the way this update is set out to be. Disgusting awful update. If this makes to console which means the update is final. I'm going to step aside and stop playing the game. So are all my friends that I've talked to. Flyers should rule the sky and land dinos rule the land. Now flyers are useless.
  26. 1 point
    They will learn and adapt like the all the whingers on here.
  27. 1 point
    I called Steam Customer Service, and explained what happened, the impact on the game and the time I have lost. They offered a full refund for both the game and SE applied to my Steam account.
  28. 1 point
    ... I didn't ask for how to make the trip, I asked what's a new player suppose to do with a level 10 pteranodon. If my over-levelled (heck, overpowered) pteranodon cannot make a 30 seconds flight, what is a pteranodon with 100 stamina supposed to do? Believe it or not, I'm not complaining that I've been nerfed - I'm concerned for what new players are suppose to do. EDIT: My pteranodon has 57 natural points in Stamina, which used to be 2010 and is now 577.5. The above is an approximation of how far you can fly with 500 stamina. My pedigree ptera can barely cover a single map square, what is a new player suppose to do? Pteras are intended to be an early game mount - level 35 saddle and tamed with dodo kibble.
  29. 1 point
    Because they are birds lol? Makes flyers useless might as well just remove them from the game, at least they had a purpose for fast transportation
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  31. 1 point
    Great so the argy is one of the coolest looking Dino's in the game and they made it even more use less than it was before. Not to mention they just changed the taming quetzal game. They do realize the a majority of their players have jobs and lives right?
  32. 1 point
    wow you guys just keep ruining the game making it worse and worse now you have no chance of taming certain dinos and more. You put out these addons thinking we will get excited and then you kick us when we are down no wonder it is 67% off your losing so many people to modded servers is that the just of it reverse the nerf and make the game worth something more then taking up disk space do you even try these fixes before you implement and is the person a gamer ?
  33. 1 point
    So unicorn only spawns once on a map. If someone tames it will another eventually spawn or do we have to wait till the first one dies to hopefully get at another unicorn.
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    Cables are definitely a better way to do this than pillars. Great idea! That would also be a good way to make sure that these are a higher tier base type (like the tree platforms) since they are highly defensible.
  38. 1 point
    No you don't. In fact I disagree with your point strongly. I am an alpha on an official Island server whose base is built in the volcano. I think the lava update is cool as hell. Will it be a pain in the absolut a**? Absolutely. But, we will be getting a heads up before release. We can break everything down, move all the turrets, etc. No skin off my back. And I get a cool Volcano event? Hell yeah!
  39. 1 point
    Looking for a tribe.... PS4 player looking to join a tribe and start a fresh game semi-experienced player can guarantee long hours and hard teamwork looking for friendly, relaxed folk with more of a view to enjoyment over domination and speed. feel free to add me, my ps4 username is mobidyk15, or if there is enough interest can start a new server Have a mic and Open Nat Type cheers happy surviving
  40. 1 point
    Also, in addition to being able to suspend pillars from cave ceilings, I think it would be cool to have cantilevered platforms that could snap to the side of a cliff. Obviously this would be limited in the distance you could build away from the cliff, similar to the way platform saddles and rafts have a build radius. Anyways, let me know what you think. Anyone else like to see suspended/cantilevered platforms?
  41. 1 point
    I agree, and would like to expand that to all percentage stats. A popup with the value when you hover the stat would suffice for me. I like the color though. They could add a color option, I'll give you that.
  42. 1 point
    Would it be possible to expose wild dino attributes that are possible of being incremented @ level up in a server configurable ini file? For example, if I wanted wild dinos on my server to only have a chance at allocating level up points to Health, Melee, Stamina, and Weight (while not "wasting" level up points on the other attributes) I would in theory "disable" the other attributes in an ini file entry, or something like that..... Nothing pisses me off more that knocking out a high level rex and finding it has 50 levels in oxygen....
  43. 1 point
    Tamed my very first Official Server Rex
  44. 1 point
    Oh boy. I wish that there was at least some progress on the Linux port. We are still on opengl3? Glitches which won't allow us to play the end-game? This is unacceptable. They should charge separately for the Linux version - 5.99€ maximum for the state that the game is in currently.
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    Why bother devs with such report/videos ... really ! Linux is definitely not their priority, despite their ranking on linux plateform on steam (their game is on the top of most bought/played game on Steam OS/Linux). I tried many times to ask them via twitter but as always no answers. See for example the people asking for fixes on this tweet and look for an answer : The only thing they care actually is eventually if there is a crash that prevent to play (like the valentine event or major gliches that is more like a regression of the actual game). So, as linux player, we just have 50% of the game (no caves, no bosses, no tek and then no high game pvp) ... BUT, enjoy !!! There's still some area left to play a bit after all ! We have a linux build !
  47. 1 point
    Albino Rex's... but killed them cause they werent the stats i wanted
  48. 1 point
    Do we ever get the graphical glitches fixed? Those glitches have been there since the launch of the linux client and some new ones have been even added during updates, like crops stretching and black wall in caves. video that shows some of those:
  49. 1 point
    Perhaps you're confused, but my base is a veritable fortress. I'm not remotely concerned about wild elemental attacks, be they truly wild or the result of player action. I had the resources to gather all the materials required, but that isn't the issue here. Expecting a PvE server to be free of PvP style exploits isn't unreasonable and it isn't a whim. I can't pick up a wild dino on PvE because I might drop it inside the base of somebody who couldn't be bothered to add a roof, but we're all supposed to build out of metal because some people get their jollies running golems through people's bases? We all understand that the only solution that we have in game is to build from metal at the moment, but I can't understand what logic drives you to the idea that in an early access game, we shouldn't encourage the developers to fix a mechanics exploit.
  50. 1 point
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