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  1. 5 points
    Hello there fellow Survivors! Our entire team has been hard at work creating new game content, fixing bugs, and adding compatibility for more devices. With so much still coming to the game this year, we thought now would be a good time to share what’s on the horizon for ARK: Survival Evolved on iOS & Android. As always, please keep in mind that all features and dates are subject to change. AUGUST Cave & Obelisk Building Restrictions (PvP) We will be disabling Cave and Obelisk building on PvP servers in the interest of creating a fair and balanced multiplayer environment. These areas will now follow the PvE building ruleset. Baryonyx Take care when roaming near the Island’s rivers and streams, as this piscivore is not one to be messed with! Tame one yourself for access to it’s tail-spin attack. Multiple Save Slots & Cloud Saves (Single Player) We are adding 3 local save slots so that you can back-up your Single Player save on your device, in addition to 1 cloud save slot - convenient for switching between devices or restoring your game if you need to delete the app. SEPTEMBER Device Compatibility (Moto G5S, Samsung J7 Prime) It’s coming! We are adding support for more Android devices - most notably the Moto G5S and Samsung J7 Prime. Tribe Scoring (PvP, PvE, PvX) This points-based system will be rolled out to all servers with a constantly refreshing leaderboard. We’ll discuss more details as we get closer, but Alpha Tribes should definitely expect to work harder to maintain their positions at the top. Iguanodon Use this Ornithopod to help with your gardening, or race across the Island in bipedal or quadrupedal stance. Watch out for those thumbs though, this guy is a brawler when angered! Purlovia Need to stash some loot? How about protect your base with a hidden tame? The Purlovia can burrow underground with a full inventory of goodies, or help keep watch over your base like a landmine with it's special burrowing ability! Brutal Difficulty Servers Hard servers not providing enough of a challenge? This new difficulty setting will lower XP gains and spawn even higher-level creatures all over the Island. Public PvX servers September will see the launch of fresh PvX servers without requiring Primal Pass. These servers will have crafting stations turned back on. Creature Collars Give your favorite tame some bling with the all-new collar cosmetics available in multiple styles. Take your Direwolf for a strut in spikes, let your Rex walk proud with a shiny new bandana, or put that Achatina in the Cone of Shame. Survivor Collars Strut your stuff with the most fashionable neckwear on the Island. Show your enemies who's boss while sporting your chains, or get comfy at home in the cozy collar. OCTOBER - DECEMBER Private Server Rental You will soon be able to rent a private server for you & your friends to play on. We intend to launch a cheaper, limited-capacity option in addition to the standard 60 player server size. Server Refresh (PvP, PvE) As some older servers continue to maintain low player populations, they will be merged with newer ones to make room for fresh server rollouts. More Event Types Creature Racing? Survivor Breeding? We’re cooking up some zany ideas here at War Drum Studios. Let us know what sort of special events you’d like to see on the Island. More Creatures & TLC Updates We don’t want to spoil all the surprises, but let’s just say that your favorite semi-aquatic pearl collector may be making an appearance in the game, in addition to TLC changes that turn a certain creature into a flying Smithy. *All dates subject to change
  2. 5 points
    With the release of ARK: Survival Evolved on iOS and Android right around the corner, we thought now would be a good time to talk about the in-app purchases that will be available to you upon launch. We know that in-app purchases bring out a wide array of opinions, and we’ve sought to offer a gameplay experience that will suit many different types of players. Ancient Amber For those who never want to spend a dime on the game, you don’t have to. ARK: Survival Evolved is free-to-play on iOS and Android, and you can obtain every purchasable structure, item and buff in the game without spending any money. Ancient Amber is a rare resource that can also be purchased (making it an in-game currency) and is tied to your account on an individual server or in single player. It can be obtained without purchasing it directly in a variety of ways: Harvested from large predators Found in Amber deposits scattered around The Island Random chance to obtain from Free Gifts From watching Ads Random chance to obtain from stones picked up off the ground Additionally, we have optional timed XP Boosts and Free Gifts that can be redeemed multiple times per day in return for watching an ad. When it comes to what you can spend your Ancient Amber on, we have many different types of purchases available. All of these have been created with the goal of offering convenient options for players who are not able to put in the hours to grind out everything they want in the game. These purchases include: Structures - Primarily, paid structures include crafting stations that can be used to instantly craft items for yourself or your tribe, including other structures, ammunition, kibble, and paint dyes. These structures become available for purchase as you level up. For example the Lumber Mill, which is used to build wooden structures, becomes available for purchase at Level 15. Buffs - Timed buffs are available to help you get through tough situations. Available buffs include increased weight capacity, resistance to weather elements, and reduced hunger. Items - Single-use consumable items such as the Soothing Balm, which increases your taming effectiveness when fed to a wild creature. Primal Pass We also offer a subscription service that applies across all servers and in Single Player with Primal Pass. Primal Pass is available on a subscription basis for $3.99 a month, or you can purchase the annual pass for $34.99. With Primal Pass you get a permanent double XP buff, the removal of all ads (including those on the aforementioned Free Gifts), reserved slots on all servers, early access to news & upcoming special events, and access to our Primal Pass-exclusive servers. The Primal Pass-exclusive servers are our solution for those who desire a premium experience with less potential paid imbalance. On these servers, all paid structures are disabled and only buffs and items may be purchased. Thus there is no direct way to purchase harvestable resources or structures that could give an advantage to a paying player. We believe these will be a popular choice for seasoned ARK players looking for the most familiar experience. We hope that this overview expresses the great care we’ve taken to make ARK: Survival Evolved an enjoyable experience for all types of mobile players. We believe in giving players choice, and hope that is reflected in the decisions we have made. We look forward to hearing your feedback and continuing the discussion with our community. See you on The Island, War Drum Studios
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    We are very excited to announce that we are bringing the world of ARK: Survival Evolved to iOS and Android devices. This free-to-play mobile version features the full online survival experience contained in the PC and console versions of ARK, including a gigantic island to explore, 80+ dinosaurs and primeval creatures to tame and train, multiplayer tribe mechanics, and of course, crafting and building! In the coming days we are launching a limited closed beta on iOS, with a full worldwide launch expected later this Spring on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Interested ARK survivors should stay tuned to this News section for updates on the game’s development and visit this link to sign-up for the ARK closed beta. MOBILE FEATURES INCLUDE: Taming: Use cunning strategy and tactics to befriend, train, ride and breed the many dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the dynamic, persistent ecosystems across land, sea, air, and even underground. Discover: Unearth rare blueprints and Explorer Notes written by previous human denizens of the ARK from across the millennia, detailing the mysterious Island’s creatures and backstory. Craft and build: Using any means necessary - survive, craft weapons, clothes and items, and build shelters, villages, or even large cities. Plant, harvest, build, level-up, and customize everything visually and functionally, including procedurally-generated RPG statistics for creatures, characters, resources, clothing, gear and weapons, both primitive and modern. Play alone or team up to survive: Team up with, or prey on, up to 50 other players in a large-scale multiplayer online first-person environment, or choose single player mode to test your mettle against the world solo. Join a tribe: The 'Tribe' system encourages cooperation, by supporting dynamic parties to share resources, XP, and respawn points. While maintaining the true ARK experience as closely as possible the mobile version has undergone its own mutations which allow for the ultimate experience on a mobile device. This includes faster paced gameplay, a unique user interface and a specialized control setup developed specifically for the mobile game. The mobile version also offers optional upgrades survivors can aquire using Amber that will allow players to progress faster, obtain certain buffs for periods of time, build special crafting structures, and even bring your beloved tames back from the dead! For the latest updates on the mobile version of ARK: Survival Evolved, follow us at the links below: Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube See you on the island, War Drum Studios
  4. 2 points
    Server Transfers are coming to ARK Mobile before the year is up, and we'd like to take this opportunity to review what you can expect. This feature is being built from the ground up specifically for mobile devices, as such you may find that some features are limited compared to what you can transfer in the PC & Console versions of the game. Our goal is to give you as many options as possible while also making sure that nothing breaks the game or becomes unbalanced. Please feel free to sound off with any questions in the comments below, as they will contribute to a more expansive FAQ that will be posted when Server Transfers are released. WHAT YOU CAN TRANSFER You will be able to transfer your Survivor (including Level, Stats, Engrams & Pursuit Progress), Blueprints, Creature Implants, Artifacts, Trophies, Revival Platforms, Soothing Balm, Pheromones, Cuddle Bears, Candy, Premium Structures, Premium Skins, Collars and your Ancient Amber balance. The following items must be in your Survivor's inventory at the time of transfer, otherwise they will be left behind: Blueprints, Trophies, Artifacts, Revival Platforms, Soothing Balm, Pheromones, Cuddle Bears, Candy, and Creature Implants. All owned Premium Structures and Collars will be removed from the Island automatically and taken with you upon Server Transfer. Your Creature Implants will maintain their Ancient Amber revival cost when you arrive on the new server. Anyone who is forced off of a server (such as with the upcoming Server Refresh) will not incur a revival cost on their Creature Implants. Creatures must be personally owned or they will revive as wild on the new server. WHAT YOU CAN'T TRANSFER Anything not explicitly mentioned above will not transfer with you. This includes resources, standard structures, crafted weapons and crafted armor. WHERE YOU CAN TRANSFER (OFFICIAL SERVERS) You cannot transfer between Official and Unofficial servers. You can only transfer within the same difficulty setting (ie. Hard server to Hard server). If you play on a PvE server, you can only transfer to another PvE server. If you play on a PvP server, you can transfer to PvE, PvX or another PvP server. If you play on a PvX server, you can transfer to PvE, PvP or another PvX server. WHERE YOU CAN TRANSFER (UNOFFICIAL SERVERS) You cannot transfer between Unofficial and Official servers. You can transfer between any difficulty or game mode as long as both unofficial servers share the same Transfer Secret. A Transfer Secret is a key (aka. password) that Unofficial Server Owners can set in their Server Settings. For example, to transfer from Server A to Server B, both Server Owners will need to have the same key set in the Transfer Secret field of their Server Settings. There is no limit to the amount of Unofficial Servers that can use the same Transfer Secret. HOW YOU CAN TRANSFER Server Transfer tickets are purchased with Ancient Amber. They will appear as a premium item in your inventory and cannot be dropped or transferred to another inventory. Once you decide to use the Server Transfer ticket, you will be immediately kicked from your current server. The transfer process takes approximately 15 minutes. If you have push notifications enabled on your device, then you will receive a notification when your transfer is successfully uploaded. Once uploaded, select the server you'd like to join and navigate to the Spawn Selection screen, where you will find the Download Survivor button. After downloading onto a new server, you will retain your blueprints and implants when you die for 24 hours so you can get established. You also will not be able to transfer again during that 24 hour period. If you are using the Account Link feature, you will only be able to download your Survivor onto a new server using the original device. If you have any further questions about how Server Transfers will work, please let us know in the comments below.
  5. 2 points
    Welcome to the July Cosmetics Update, our first major content update for ARK: Survival Evolved on iOS & Android. This update delivers a wide range of new cosmetic items alongside various bug & stability fixes. You can download the update now from Google Play or the App Store, and keep reading for a more detailed overview. All cosmetic items in this update are obtained through the in-game store, and abide by the following rule sets; Free Engrams come with an Ancient Amber requirement to craft, and items crafted from it can be lost & destroyed. Paid Engrams do not have an Ancient Amber requirement to craft, and items crafted from it can be lost & destroyed. Purchasable Items are bought with Ancient Amber, do not have any crafting requirements, and will be returned to your inventory when lost or destroyed. The Analog Clock and Digital Clock are both purchasable items that can be set to display either the current time on the ARK or the time in the real world. The Analog Clock hangs on a wall, whereas the Digital Clock must be placed on a flat surface. Simple Curtains are purchasable items sold in packs of 4. These patterned curtains can be placed on any window frame and set to open or closed. You can also pick your favorite dye and paint them whatever color you like! Our elegant furniture series offers a variety of pieces that can be used to spruce up any base. The Elegant Lamp is a fully functional purchasable item, while the Elegant Bed, Elegant Table, Elegant Bench and Elegant Chair are all available as free engrams. All of these items work just as you would expect, and the elegant bed even acts as a respawn point with half the cooldown time of a bunk bed. The Weapon Mounts and Armor Stand are a great way to display your finest gear when not in use. The Weapon Mount (Small), Weapon Mount (Large) and Armor Stand are all purchasable items with inventories. When you would like to display a weapon, tool or armor piece, simply open the inventory of the mount or stand and drag your item into its inventory. These items will be removed from your inventory when placed on display, and will even carry over your custom paint jobs & skins! This update includes 5 different creature skin rugs - the Dire Bear Rug, Dodo Rug, Sabertooth Rug, Gigantopithecus Rug and the Titanoboa Rug. These purchasable rugs are all proportionate to the creature's actual size and can be placed on any flat surface, including the ground (Hello Dodo welcome mat!). In addition to making nice decorations, these rugs can also display the attributes of your previously tamed creatures. Insert any Creature Implant from one of these creatures into the corresponding rug's inventory and both your tamed creature's name and color scheme will be displayed for all to see! Our Woven Rugs and Elegant Rugs are all available as purchasable items. Both rugs are available in round and rectangular sizes. All rugs will be made placeable on walls in a future update. These life-sized statues are made of obsidian and serve as great markers of previous accomplishments or warnings to invading enemy tribes. At launch, you can purchase the Carnotaurus Statue, Pteranodon Statue, Kairuku Statue, Spinosaur Statue, Tusoteuthis Statue and Giganotosaurus Statue. All statues can be switched between a variety of different poses, in addition to being paintable and letting you swap between left and right poses. All flourishing gardens need a water source. Introducing the Water Fountain, available as a free engram. This unique variety of water reservoir fills when it rains and requires no electricity or pipes to run. When it's time to plant seeds, why not try out the new Stone Planter, Ceramic Pot, Stone Pot, or Ceramic Planter. These fully functional planters are available as free engrams and can take any seed except for Plant Species X. We thought you might like some new seeds to plant, so we are introducing 4 new types of flowers along with the very unique Snake Plant Seeds. All 5 varieties are available as purchasable items and have the ability to generate more of the same seed and even filter Potent Dust out of the air. When visiting the Garden section of the store, you will find Papaver Seeds (Poppy Flowers), Aconitum Seeds (Monkshood Flowers), Leucanthemum Seeds (Shasta Daisies), and Hemerocallis Seeds (Daylilies). We are also rolling out a selection of three different types of hedges. The Round Hedge, Cone Hedge, and Box Hedge are all available as purchasable engrams. You can snap these cleanly in a row to define your garden, and you may even notice that they make a great hiding spot when wearing a certain type of armor... The pavers are a wonderful way to define walkways around your garden, or even create pathways between structures at your base. All players will find the Gravel Paver engram in the Store free-of-charge, with the remaining pavers available as purchasable engrams. These include the Gravel Half Paver, Brick Paver, Brick Half Paver, Marble Paver, Marble Half Paver, Rock Paver, and Rock Half Paver. Rounding out the Garden Collection is the Trellis Archway, Trellis Fence, Stone Steps, Crop Bed (Round), and Crop Bed (Square). All of these are available as purchasable engrams. You can even stack the Trellis Fence pieces, and use the Stone Steps to replace your ramps! But wait! There's one more item available in the Garden Collection, and we're not quite sure what it does. These Gnomes are sold as purchasable items in packs of 5, and while you can use them to decorate your garden, surely they must have a mysterious property of some sort. These player skins are all available as purchasable items and can only be purchased once per server or in Single Player. These skins cannot be lost and will be returned to your inventory upon death. Right now in the Store, you will find the Chieftan Hat, Captains Hat, DodoRex Mask, and Werewolf Mask. ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS This update also brings some additional quality-of-life improvements and community-requested features to the game. We have increased the player expiration timer from 3 days to 7 days to help out those players who are not able to login to the game as frequently as others. Additionally, the server browser will now highlight the most recent server that you played on so you can easily get right back into the action. We are also making improvements to server lag with daily server maintenance from 4:00am - 5:00am local time each day. Finally, we have also fixed some bugs for our PvP players. You will now notice that Auto Turrets properly target incoming Rocket Propelled Grenades, and highlights on enemy tribe tames are now working as intended. FULL PATCH NOTES v1.0.86 (iOS) & v1.0.87 (Android) New cosmetic items have been added to the store! Adorn your base with elegant furniture, weapon & armor mounts. Decorate your base with statues & rugs of your favorite ARK creatures. Build a relaxing garden outside & wear some fancy new accessories! Fixed issues where survivors would lose tamed creatures Server browser highlights most recent server you played on Improvements to server lag with daily server maintenance at 4-5 AM Increased player expiration timer from 3 to 7 days Fixed structure building bugs that were causing inconsistent building Fix for auto turrets targeting rockets Fixed dung beetle AI Fixed bug where two grenades were being consumed Titanosaur can now be fed in single player Fixed fishing whilst using on-screen buttons Fixed enemy tribe tame highlights on PvP servers Fixed misc collision issues Stability fixes
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    So you've conquered the Island's caves; now it's time to show off the fruits of your labor! Send us your best, brightest, most creative Trophy Room in which you display the spoils of your conquests! Display those Artifacts loud and proud on Artifact Pedestals, top them off with some fanciful decor and mood lighting, then take a screenshot of them and show us what you've got! There will be one winner for this contest! Tweet your submission to us! Tweet @PlayARKMobile with the hashtag #ARKMobileContest to submit your entry! Deadline is December 11th, 2018 at 12:00pm Eastern Time CONTEST RULES AND FAQ: Must be 13 years of age or older to participate. One (1) submission per person per category. You can submit to all three. Redemption of prizes will be delivered as one code for the complete prize pack. Submissions MUST be sent to the appropriate form. If a submission is mis-submitted to the wrong category it will be automatically disqualified. Do not submit submissions via anything other than the forms linked below. All contest rules are subject to change. Any updates will be posted here. If your entry is from items shared with a Tribe, the first submission from the Tribe will be awarded the Prize.* ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photo Tips! We're going to be posting these to Social Media, so framing your screenshots to where we can crop out the UI, or showing as little UI as possible on the screen, will help us share it if your photo gets selected. If you happen to be participating via Single Player and have the God Console, please take advantage of the Hide UI button for your screenshots! If we can't see what's going on in your screenshot, it'll be very hard to pick your entry, now won't it? So, good lighting, or a healthy dose of mood lighting is a super help to your entry! Utilize lighting sources like torches, electrical lights (dyed lights make great mood lighting for some scenarios!) and the miners helmet to give your screenshot a boost if it's just a bit too dark to get a proper shot. The Prize: There will only be ONE WINNER for this contest! The Winner will receive: *If you would like to split your prize with your Tribemates, please let us know after we contact you.
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    Today we thought we'd introduce everyone to some of the changes and additions we've made for mobile, including the new interaction menu, Pursuits, and creature interactions. --- Undo Button This is a quick button we've added to make building a little more simple. For example, pretend you're building a base. You've just placed a wall in the middle of your foundations due to a mistap, when you were intending to place it as part of the outer wall. No problem! Simply target the wall, then tap the undo button. You will regain your wall, without loss of resource or having to destroy it, and be able to place it again! This undo button runs on a short timer which lasts until A) 30 Seconds have passed since you placed the structure or B) you've placed another structure. --- Interaction Windows Interactions have been changed, rather than the wheel, we have added interaction menus, customized to the creature/structure that you're looking at, with options such as setting Follow Distance, Aggression, Wandering status, or to set locked and unlocked status on structures. --- Creature Revival We have added a new mechanic to the game, in which creatures spawn with a Creature Implant, similar to that of players, that can be taken and stored for later use. In the event of the death of the creature the Implant can be brought to an Obelisk or the new Revival Platform structure (learned at Level 65) with Ancient Amber (a new precious resource, with many ways to obtain) to allow players to bring back their prized tames, or to provide a more secure environment for more difficult tames. --- Craftable Bee Hives Because our game does not feature Giant Bees, but does feature the Direbear, Liopleurodon, and Leedsichthys, we have added a custom craftable beehive that functions similar to the Tree Sap Tap. The Hive can only be placed on the side of a tree in the Redwoods, and must have Rare Flowers inside of it to create Giant Bee Honey. --- Flow and On-Screen Menus For mobile, we offer players two different styles for their hotbar. The Flow Menu provides a slide-out access to hotbar items and opens up the screen for increased visibility, whereas the On-Screen menu functions similar to the PC/Console versions, enabling quick button access to the hotbar items. --- Pursuits We've added a new system called pursuits! They function similar to quests in that doing objectives earns survivors rewards. For example completing a special hunt may reward you with a rare item. Completing a wayfinding pursuit may give you a small boost in experience. Pursuits from single player to multiplayer modes differ because single player offers a more tutorialized set of basic pursuits to help introduce new players to the world of ARK. Multiplayer jumps straight into the fun of hunting, taming, and exploring! --- Additional Meters To provide more visual feedback to players, a few small meters have been added throughout the game. For starters, when taming a creature, a small white bar will fill up just beneath the taming percentage meter. This meter fills as the creature gets closer to being hungry, so that players will know when the next time a taming creature will eat. Another meter we have added is within cooking and crafting structures, especially those that have no manual starters (IE: Preserving Bin, Compost Bin, etc.). A meter will display with a timer showing how long it will be until something is done crafting or cooking. Stay tuned for more, we'll be talking about various features on our Youtube channel here, and more announcements are to come! Thank you all, see you on the Island!
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    We are happy to announce the first in a new series of daily gameplay videos. Our first video discusses the Flow Menu, an alternative to the traditional on-screen hot bar. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube for more gameplay footage.
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    Our upcoming April Update will bring some changes to the Soothing Balm economy - both major and minor. Over the past year since we first released our Beta, we’ve noticed that many players do not need the full 10x power of a standard Soothing Balm. As such, we are introducing the brand-new Minor Soothing Balm, which provides a 3x taming boost for the lower price of just 10 Ancient Amber. On the flip-side of this, we are also introducing Major Soothing Balm to better help those of you who are taming more difficult creatures, such as the Giganotosaurus and Brontosaurus. Major Soothing Balm will provide a 15x taming boost and cost 40 Ancient Amber. The standard Soothing Balm will be replaced by these new Balms in the in-game store in the April Update, though it will remain available from other in-game sources such as Free Gifts and Pursuit rewards. You will still keep any that are currently in your inventory or storage containers when the update is released. See you on the Island, Jordan War Drum Studios
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