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  1. 3 points
    I hate to generalize Salty, but that's actually a pretty good way to break things down. A large number of die hard "Official Only" players have that mindset because their main motivation to play is either to measure their Epeen, or because they think Unofficial is "cheating" somehow. Well, some have more nefarious reasons but they are a small enough portion that they aren't worth mentioning. Unofficial players, on the other hand, are primarily motivated by a desire to be creative, form communities, and to simply have fun. Unofficial lacks that twitch inducing hypercompetitiveness that defines Official PVE and PVP servers. In the end, to each their own... neither way of playing is "right" or "wrong", it's just a different set of priorities that are in play. Sphere I think hit the nail on the head in regards to promoting Unofficial servers. Namely advertising is everything (as long as your product is good, or in this case as long as your server is fun and fair). There are sections here on the forums that can be helpful, but to be honest the biggest draw I can think of is to have a YouTuber or Twitch Streamer play on your server. Whether that happens to be you or one of your regular players is irrelevant as long has the server is promoted and encouragement to play on that server is regularly mentioned in the video's/streams. Look at any of the YouTubers/Streamers that host servers that require a minimal monthly stipend via Patreon to join. Despite a minimal fee being involved (often $5 per month) their servers are very well populated. Mostly because folks like the idea that their builds and such might end up in a video, but also because they can see exactly how the server is run before they decide if they want to join it. Of course, if the YouTuber/Streamer has charisma that's helpful as well. I just bring this up as these servers are some of the most successful servers I can think of, and it might be something that is doable by some of you. Perhaps if you have considered making videos or know someone who does that might be tempted to play on your server and promote it then this might prove to be a way forward. Truthfully even a YouTuber that is a little on the shy side can generate a surprising number of people stopping by to take a look. Just something to consider that might help populate your servers and enrich the ARK community as a whole at the same time.
  2. 2 points
    A friend who has tested the new kibble system in singleplayer by opting into beta updates has notified me that the following list is the new materials required to process kibble; Basic: 5 Fiber, 5 mejoberries, 10 tintoberries, 10 amarberries, 1 cooked meat, 1 extra small egg Simple: 5 Fiber, 5 mejoberries, 2 rockarrot, 1 cooked fish, 1 small egg Regular: 5 Fiber, 2 savoroot, 2 longrass, 1 cooked jerky, 1 medium egg Superior: 5 Fiber, 2 citronal, 2 rare mushroom, 1 cooked prime, 1 sap, 1 large egg Exceptional: 5 Fiber, 10 mejoberries, 1 rare flower, 1 focal chili, 1 extra large egg Extraordinary: 5 Fiber, 10 mejoberries, 1 honey, 1 lazarus chowder, 1 special egg Based on this feedback I would like to share my criticism on a couple of points. Basic Kibble - Currently it is possible to fit 3-4 stacks of 100 kibble's worth of materials in the industrial cooker. This allows a player to fill up the cooker and walk away until each stack is converted. With the new system and some simple math you can only fill the cooker with around 2 stacks of 100 worth of kibble. As a player will need 20 slots out of the cooker's 48 available just for these berries per 100 stacks. On the plus side, I believe with this new system the early game progression will feel a lot more organic as a player does not need to be in a rush to process jerky or grow crops in order to tame early game dinos. For that I salute WC. Superior Kibble - The inclusion of sap into superior kibble type is extremely frustrating. Since a sap tap can only hold a stack of 20 at a time and takes ages to convert if you have multiple taps in the area superior kibble is going to be harder to craft than even exceptional kibble. Exceptional kibble - I do not understand the inclusion of cooking recipes into kibble at all. It is not a raw resource and just seems out of place. Furthermore this means that in addition to the 10 mejoberries required as a base resource you also need another 10 for each focal chilli. This means that for a stack of 100 you will need 2000 amarberries, 2000 azulberries, 2000 tintoberries and 2000 mejoberries, in addition to 500 citronal and 900 cooked meat. These requirements are huge and means that when a trader has a sale for bulk exceptional kibble. The amount of farming that would be needed to meet the demands of some buyer's would be ridiculous and can only result in the prices of kibble sky-rocketing. Which means in turn, fewer people will purchase it. In addition, even if you do have some berries on hand. A refrigerator has an item limit of 48. This means that with a completely fresh stack of berries you can only fit 200 stack's worth of kibble in each fridge and will need 4 fridges full of berries just for 2 stacks of 100 exceptional kibble. Extraordinary Kibble - Out of all my criticisms so far this is my biggest, the inclusion of honey (while being annoying) I can understand as it is the top tier kibble variant. However the inclusion of Lazarus Chowder (while not being as overall unbalanced and painful as focal chilli) I believe does not fit in the mix. As a kibble trader I have farmed over 800 Titanboa eggs for my customers. Those 800 eggs however I have collected almost every day of my life for the past entire year. As you might deduce, Titanboa eggs do not drop very frequently at all. Now going off the following chart... This means that Titanboa eggs are your only viable source of extraordinary kibble crafting. As from experience in golden egg farming with bulk Hesperonis. It is not easy. The rate at which they drop coupled with their outrageous spoil timer makes the effort that goes into each one piece of Kentro kibble completely not worth it, for any price. So now with this new format, not only may it take a month or two, or even three to collect a stack of 100 Titanboa kibble, but now that is even the only hard part. You must now also farm 100 Lazarus chowder to craft it. In conclusion, these are only criticisms and I don't in any way claim to know how to make it better, but I do have two suggestions... 1. Include Prime Jerky in this somewhere! PLEASE! Because with this current format Prime Jerky is actually 100% useless. It serves absolutely no purpose now other than to be eaten or fed to dinos for poor efficiency ratings when taming. 2. Increase the rate at which Titanboa eggs drop to be more frequent. If this isn't done there are going to be a ton of tamed Titanboas needed by every tribe just for one kibble type. I understand these lists might be tentative, and for the future of Ark I hope this is the case. However I feel I would be remiss in my duty as a kibble trader if I didn't express my concern for this new structure. In any event, it looks like the size of greenhouses in every tribe are going to double or even triple with this new format. I don't claim to know how the excessive amount of structures on a server contributes to lag or load times, but with most things in Ark the bigger things are the more things break.
  3. 2 points
    Without having played the beta yet, these things I want to comment on: I like that prime fish meat isn't needed in any of the recepies. Can the cooked prime meat please be replaced with prime meat jerky? Seems pointless to make it now, and I really like that jerky doesn't spoil as quick. If cooked prime meat stays as kibble ingredient, I'd like to see prime jerky added as imprint "kibble". Will all dinos ask for extraordinary kibble for imprints on all maps? If yes, I can see myself replacing all the egg layers I don't need any more with snakes, so we will still have the same tame count (unless drop rate is increased, but then the eggs wouldn't be special any more). If so, my suggestion would be to remove extraordinary kibble from the imprint(!) kibbles. I don't like the focal chili and lazarus chowder in the recepies. I need to look up two recepies now (food and kibble) and it seems like just another time sink. How about using more crops and some obsidian, crystal, silica pearls, hard poly or even black pearls instead (although some of those mats would be really annoying to carry due to their weight). Can "special taming food" (deatworm horns for mantis, carrots for horses, pearls for tusos) still be used too for max. efficiency? I hope so. And a question for the ones who tested it; If you look at the eggs, does it say in their desciption which size they are? If not, I really would like to have that added as text ("small egg" etc.) and/or color code (egg text color matching kibble text color).
  4. 2 points
    This topic is about the unofficial population, so why are you here? All you’ve added is “admin abuse” yet you’ve confirmed you’ve never played. Unless you have something to add to help OP, stick to the topic. It still amazes me how much official players hate on unofficials but not the other way around. The unofficial community just want to play the game.
  5. 2 points
    It's happened to me twice but only on the island map. Yes during server save freezes then goes to bed selection and nothing in tribe log of death. Haven't heard of it happening on other maps myself
  6. 1 point
    Managarmr are being despawned (deleted) while a player is riding them, for no apparent reason: Deleting the mount, the player, and anything carried by either, and slowly bringing up a respawn screen after a momentary pause. I have to link someone else's video here to explain this. As I'm not sure it'd seem credible without a live video showing it happen. Video link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/350247640?t=00h00m10s Link embed was not working, so I've kept it as a link instead. ---The only commonality I can find is that every time this occurs, the player's last input is to attempt to jump. There is a short pause where you can't control the managarmr, and if you try to jump, that jump is the last sound you hear before being shown a respawn screen and you and the dino vanish into thin air. Further context and notes: *This was yesterday as it happened to a friend. I assumed it to be lag and a "one in a million" bug. Today, just now, it just happened to me as well, on a system with far more stable performance running Ark, on a Vanilla server network that has been live since week 1 of Ark's Early Access release, and arguably one of the largest unofficial vanilla networks out there (Twisted Network) so stability there can be estimated by their tack record for 3+ years. I was in midair flying southeast of the volcano on the Island. Had initially assumed collision was the issue when it happened to Bitcoin. However, being in midair when it just occurred to me, I now know that may not be the correct cause of the deletion (or perhaps not the only cause.) Admin is not deleting them. I can provide quite extensive proof of that (if you have enough time to pour over a much longer series of uninterrupted footage.) For now, i'll assume you'll take my word that these ridden despawns are a natural occurrence, and if you want the interrupted video, I'll provide that if asked.
  7. 1 point
    Hello. We play on prim+ official, we have a small but good community, most of us are immigrants from official primitive after they shut it down. We have alot of bugs, unbearable bugs and it is extremely hard to get a fix on theese bugs, we really feel like the devs have forgotten about us. I will list only top 3 bugs that really ruins our experience of the game and see if there will be any difference in posting it here. 1. We cannot make rock-drake saddles, there is no BP for it or engram, we have tried everything. 2. We cannot make kibbles from light-dinos, leaving all our imprinting totally RNG, sometimes we can get 20% imprint or max 60%, this is really frustrating when you finally found your 150 reaper. 3. Tek stego's are non-existent in most of our maps, they are "there" but they are not, they are almost invisible to melee damage and bullets, this causes alot of exploits on our cluster. I like Abberation, I really do, but conquering the challenges without any tek-items, and then get rewarded with bugs is extremely frustrating. For us, the most frustrating part is that it's been a year, and no matter how much we ask for help, nothing is happening. Even though this might take a while for you to fix, please make some quick fixes if possible, maby give us tempoary bp's and kibbles or something, we have waited too long. I see alot of theese bugs are from tek-servers too, but you fixed them a long time ago, you just forgot about us, just like you did in this santa-claus event, we got the wait-time and the server restart's but not the event itself Thank you for reading -Jokke
  8. 1 point
    Has anyone has the issue of riding their Managarmr (no matter the map) where a sudden lag spike hits and you've found that you and your mana are dead (you read the notice as it flashes across your screen) - but your tribe log notes do not show the death of your mana or yourself? I've quite a few friends that have had that happen on Extinction (thought it was a weird map quirk to instant-die against the world/map ceiling). But several have had it happen on SE and Island as well. One filed a ticket about the deaths and lack of log notes but was told since there was no log notes and no video/pictures of the death messages, that there was nothing that could be done. I'm curious if others are also having this issue - and other than never riding your mana again - what solutions or help you've received concerning this issue?
  9. 1 point
    Just got on for a short one today, took a bred megatherium and went to the swamp cave on my frog for some paste. About half way through I tossed out the mega for dps support (wow im doing this from now on!) While i lopped up a few flies for paste, then mounted the Mega for the rest. I got unlucky with the last drop, as I hopped off I got spat on by a ceiling Artho, lucky I have lots of HP ans carry custom food. On the very last crate got an Ascendant Rex saddle bp! 105 arm!! Went home, threw the paste in the vaults and logged
  10. 1 point
    Xbox - Unofficial Nitrado Server - The Island Got on quiet late, had a few things I had to do after work. Continued with the snow owl breeding project, need to combined colour with stats. Got a male and a female which I can breed togther to better my chances at a successful hatch of a full stats with my white/blue/cyan colours. Keep hoping for a nice feather mutation to go with the blue and cyan. Did get a green feather mut but it didnt suit the blue. Stockpilled a bunch of eggs from the new breeders for the next time I am on. Did a metal run on obsidian mountain and a smaller run up redwood mountain and filled up the forage. Did a wood run on my theri not realising d1nk had already filled up the wood vault. Finished off by making a wee dent in the masses of chitin we have in a vault and crafted up a bunch of cementing paste. So thats 9 theri saddles down 10 to go lol....
  11. 1 point
    I would leave feedback like this here if that is the case.
  12. 1 point
    Oh good! hard to find this bug haha
  13. 1 point
    1. They are called Eurypterids 2. They are a good source for Black pearls and can be taken down pretty easy with a frog or dino with a large AoE, like a Basilo or a Baryonyx.
  14. 1 point
    The goal last night: Make a few theri saddles and that 2nd Tek Teleport. Started off with a metal run, then took the mammoth & theri out and slotcapped the mammoth. Got back and filled the wood vault, took my anky and teleported to blue, got more metal and obsidian. While the metal was cooking went on a huge hide run. Came back to the base with 40k hide and started sorting everything before i mindwiped. Turned on the replicator and made an extra cryofridge for breeding projects, about 40 cryoballs and a Tek teleporter! Got my ingots together and had enough for 3 saddles. Mindwipe, only one saddle came with good % i.e: 136 arm roughly 47% craft. Also made some spare flak, after a small hide run had enough for another theriz saddle and then some but didnt want to do another 2 metal runs so I crafted this asc spino saddle we got from swamp cave. Ridiculous thing..151 armour naturally like 19k hide 2k paste and 2k pearls. Got lucky and it came out 199.8 armour! I now have 4 saddled Boss theriz, with an extra saddle for my personal. After speccing back I finished off my boat about 95% , threw some turrets and for the first time used a keypad, great for turning on/off lights and turrets! I was bored after my boats maiden voyage so I grabbed my ridiculous sword santa gifted me and went out on foot. Made it to green ob and back, had a blast, thanks to my pump shotgun! I was walking through the Redwood daring any thylo to pounce me. Not a single one this time! Logged for the night. Might add something I probably forgot Need to go back to my list keeping
  15. 1 point
    I was using TEK. Maybe thats the difference
  16. 1 point
    Today i breeded again my gigas and tex rex in extinction
  17. 1 point
    A valid opinion, but there is a reason why we tend to remove posts that focus on claims of "Admin Abuse" here on the forums. Very rarely is there any truth to them. Nobody needs to read a tirade attacking someone when the truth of the matter is the poster is angry because they got caught breaking the server rules. Don't get me wrong, Admin abuse does happen of course, but those servers tend not to last very long. It seems that most folks won't make the effort to keep a server up and running if nobody wants to play on it. And since rates tend to be accelerated on Unofficial servers (to cater to folks with full time work schedules) people are much less bothered at the thought of starting over elsewhere if necessary. In fact, many Unofficial server communities vote to wipe the server on a fairly regular (or at least not too infrequent) basis, so as to introduce a different set of mods to explore or to try a different map. Again, this is because starting over is much quicker and simpler, allowing more time to be devoted to simply having fun.
  18. 1 point
    This is not the place to advertise my server. My responses so far are putting off because this is not the location on the forum for sales pitch.
  19. 1 point
    HAHAHA damn that is a BIIIIG base.
  20. 1 point
    There is no height limit for the Large Walls:
  21. 1 point
    See this is the biggest issue, people love to pull "admin abuse" for zero reason. For example on my cluster the island has slightly higher rates but lower lvl dinos than the other maps to server as a beginner map. One tribe came along and were fighting others no biggie but when one of the more advanced tribes (we got maybe 3 tribes who argue over which is alpha) from ragnarok transfered over and used a rock elemental to wreck said tribe they were crying "admin abuse" til the cows came home. Moral is rather than accept that time equals more goods and power (usually) people are quick to find any excuse to make themselves feel better. Its a problem with Ark in general but worse on unofficial where the warcry of the weak is "admin abuse".
  22. 1 point
    I just spent the better part of 2 hours testing pretty much all of the dinos the wiki lists on the kibble page that accept kibble (except rock elemental/karkinos) to see what kibbles they take, I posted this on the following reddit. The few others that I didn't test got done by someone else in the post (such as Yutyrannus). https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/af49f2/structures_plus_s_kibble_rework_beta_is_live/ I finished with the beta so won't be going back as it's 6.7GB to add or remove, electrophorus, queen bee, baryonyx and equus might need a retest as they seemed to have no difference though these dinos already have a specific kibble outside the beta. basic kibble: only liked by mesopithecus Simple kibble: diplocaulus, Icthyosaurus, archaeopteryx, parasaur/iguanodon, pachy, megaloceros, gallimimus, trike, raptor, morellatops. regular: purlovia,pteranodon, lymantria,pelagornis, dimetrodons!, kaprosuchus, diplodocus,sarcosuchus, beelzebufo, thorny dragon, anglerfish, terror bird, kentrosaurus, carno, sabertooth, stegosaurus, carbonemys, gigantopithecus, velonasaur Superior: megatherium, megalosaurus, paraceratherium, plesiosaur, megalodon, rhino, daeodon, allosaur, direwolf/bear, tapejara, dunkleosteus, snow owl, gasbag. Dinos of exceptional and extraodinary I forgot that one of these categories existed so accidentally lumped them together. therizinosaurus, basilosaurus, mosasaurus, megalania, griffin, managamr Pretty much all other dinos (like dodo) had no effect from any of the kibbles, too many for me to have gone through. So far only one (1) creature has responded well to extra small egg size (such as dodo, dilo kibble) and that is the mesopithecus shoulder monkey so it'd be nice if some more did.
  23. 1 point
    But me an OP are impatient... We want answers
  24. 1 point
    I knew this would be a problem with official....simply being you have the no collision thing. In my opinion it makes these fence posts useless. oh well if you can make it look good on the top cause your gon have a big hole in the bottom defeating the purpose of a wall. I have always wished we could have no collision on official cause there is still a point it gets to that it wont allow it to accept it being obstructed but its more lenient than this. There is a little work around for the larger gaps like above but it doesnt work on the gap to the left that is much smaller.... Snap a fence foundation to the fence posts, then place the fence post on top of the fence foundation. u get a snap point for a wall on the fence foundation and then one on the fence post. end result is pretty clean for the large gap... showing the problem on a larger scale without my work around trick...then 2nd photo is with work around. Which looks pretty clean but i dont think thats the point here. Fence posts in my opinion shouldnt need something else entirely to make them work properly. most people arent going to have that patience to try to figure it out I dont know what you could do about it but finding snap points with the ridiculous amount of options on the fences posts is a thing nightmares are made of ***Purdy please can we have greenhouse walls work with the fence posts. they simply will not snap in them. its on me if i chose to have a squishy, but beautiful, glass wall around my base. I also cant see where letting them be placed in these would be a problem
  25. 1 point
    Could creatures that didn't have a kibble or kibble equivalent for taming, like Parasaurs and Scorpions, get one with the rework please? I'd like to finally be able to get legitimate full-effectiveness tames on them.
  26. 1 point
    Test Results Attached video showing some issues I ran into.
  27. 1 point
    Update: after uninstalling and reinstalling which took roughly 4 hours it turns out it didnt do a damn thing. So, my best games with my best everything cannot be played. I'm beginning to wonder if the xbox one 1tb just cant handle the content? Xbox one x's seem to have no issues and it's a more powerful console...idk? The s's have a slightly faster processor and still have crash issues. Not as often it seems. Idk, did ark redo the game engine when extinction was released because it just seems like we need a more powerful system to run this game effectively than what the old xbox one has to offer. Ofc the dev's would never tell us that, but also makes sense as to why we never get a reply from them regarding this issue. It's not like they're going to say, " hey guys, your old xbox ones and one s's wont run the game effectively anymore. You'll need an x if you plan on using a console or just play on a PC w a 700 gtx or better VC"..am I overthinking this or what?
  28. 1 point
    you are gaining mutations because you are stacking mutations but gain nothing in stats. you cannot use a female with a mutation when breeding for stats. they have to be clean until you reach 20 mutations. what ark does to a baby is add up the amount of mutations the parents had in the ancestry and give those numbers to the baby. search on youtube on how it all works https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ark+stat+breeding
  29. 1 point
    This is now happening alot. Players on the Island server i play on are all reporting the same thing. This has to be fixed asap.
  30. 1 point
    Just for let ya'll know. Transponding them shows in one of two cases still a position, as they seem to not completly vanish each bug. Character inventory is always deleted as the game only have a reference point for the mount itself while ridden. Caused is the bug by server latency issues (little rollbacks). Lets hope for a fast solution.
  31. 1 point
    It will kill the baby. Would advise against it.
  32. 1 point
    Would recommend getting a silica pearl gacha if you can to supplement farming. Got one at my base on Rag and I am snowed under by pearls
  33. 1 point
    ichthy....frickin.....ornis I didn't think they could add a more annoying dino than the pego but here we are.
  34. 1 point
    This is getting absolutely stupid now with all the missing cave drops its BONKERS! You really need to fix this wildcard! Like seriously you haven't fixed it but yet your bringing out a new game?! There's so much more bugs that need to be fixed I'm hoping to god this isn't going to be one of those bugs that takes you 286836483 days to actually fix!
  35. 1 point
    I never heard anything. Are you living on an ancient graveyard by any chance?
  36. 0 points
    I don't "hate" them but find them implemented wrong. Titan because it destroyed all my pets on a PVE server. Bronto because it was used by players to destroy the rest of my pets after they had at me with a Titan on a PVE server. And alpha raptors because they were made by Ark devs to clear servers of noob players and that is just rude to people who paid $60 to support your art. Honestly should have found a better, kinder, way to handle all those situations. This game is just rude. If I hadn't come from playing Dark Souls before going to Ark I would have been intimidated by all these creepy tactics to manipulate multiplayer. As is you can't even hope to touch the nasty evil Dark Souls players have endured. Nothing compares to that horror.
  37. 0 points
    @sphere No, I have never played unofficial. If you're trying to promote your server and win me over to it give it your best shot. Rather than whining about how you've spent such and such for hardware-xyz maybe give a sale's pitch about how your server/cluster is a better experience than playing official. Right now all I've seen is a salty reply that slightly puts me off. As a forewarning: I've been playing Prim+ official for the last year. Our far east streamer friends have come through twice to make money off destroying my progress (they semi-succeeded in the money part [we got their stream shut down for a few weeks by their communist government not liking the names of our parasaurs], and failed on setting us back to naked people punching trees on the beach). I'm a tough nut to crack, but I'm willing to stick with it through thick and thin once I've committed. Let's see what you've got, mister.
  38. 0 points
    The problem I have with unofficial is there is nothing that is going to keep some nerd admin from changing the playing field. Trusting some random's integrity is more than I'm willing to accept at this point.
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