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  1. Only a week? That sucks for the people who work for a living! Come on guys
    16 points
  2. It's really such a shame. WC has been building their brand and reputation with the creativity and skills of everyone on the team working at the company for the past 7 years. As well as inspiring others in the community to contribute. I have been one of them. A diehard supporter since the beginning. In all those 7 years, Ark / WC has been a good place. A neutral place and there was harmony, never having to get politics involved. Not once. With the beginning of June this year, it's becoming more and more clear that there is either new management at WC, or the old bosses just don't care about community anymore since they've milked profits from Ark 1 as much as possible. So now they've decided to throw their reputation in the trash by becoming political and voicing opinions when they shouldn't have one. Individually, that's fine. People are allowed to have opinions. But publicly, as a company, no. If someone new is in charge and making their voice the companies, then I hope they get removed, before it's too late. I know I've lost a ton of respect for WC recently which is a real shame considering I believed a job there was a true dream job, just a short time ago. All this political talk, and not even a single bit of news regarding the summer bash event. It's really a shame what things are coming to.
    12 points
  3. second post i will not say what my view on this matter of abortion or gay rights nor saying pro or no but i feel that as a company that it is not your right to put your views in a post and should just stick to the game news and related. this is also bothering me that u hve continued to done this as their are some who may find this offensive or they are to little to hear about this yet so if u could please dont put ur views into this. i love ur game though. ty
    12 points
  4. People ask for stuff to get fixed, they are considered whiners. People ask for more Evos or longer time frame: whiners. You cant win. Say nothing, nothing changes. Say anything, get labeled. Yeah, gotta love the community here.
    12 points
  5. Most of this looks pretty fun. I hate 3rd person views and Souls combat... Yikes.
    11 points
  6. if you dont want to do a crunch with info just dont do one
    10 points
  7. there are several lgbtq characters in ark lore, they've been "putting their views" in their work since the very beginning. they own the game, they can do what they want on their weekly forum posts.
    9 points
  8. A great day to be an ARK fan. So much information dropping. Thank you for not just doing the trailer but diving into a lot of the features involved in the sequel. Can't wait to play.
    9 points
  9. Your requests for EVO events are still being seen. And people should be able to voice their opinions in a constructive way. If that's not the case then let's talk about it. It's a misconception that because things that you ask for arent immediately done or acted on, that no one is listening. I'm listening
    9 points
  10. Beautiful. Hope the taming method for them won't be stupidly difficult, I don't want a second amarga situation of "I wasted three hours of my life, gained nothing, and you know what? You can stay wild".
    8 points
  11. i am very grateful you're showing your support on the matter of abortions, it means a lot to some of us. excited for more ark news!
    8 points
  12. The launch of Lost Island is right around the corner and we've put together a guidebook to help you prep for your safari! Planned Launch Times PC / EGS: 11AM PST Consoles: 1PM PST Stadia: Due to the size of the Lost Island patch and a back-end bug on Stadia related to patch size limits, The Lost Island update will not be included with the Winter Wonderland content tomorrow. We're working with Stadia to resolve the issue. Stay tuned to our official accounts for updates! Estimated Patch Sizes PC / EGS: ~30GB XBOX: ~50GB PS4: ~50GB Transfer Restrictions Character Upload/Download is enabled Item/Dino Upload is enabled Item/Dino Download is disabled For Steam Players Please ensure to uninstall the Lost Island mod from the Steam Workshop prior to downloading Lost island (if you already have it installed) For Game Hosts Map Name: LostIsland Please ensure to wipe any servers that were previously hosting the Lost Island map as it has undergone significant changes that will impact the world. Winter Wonderland: You can manually activate the event with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=WinterWonderland As usual, we will be keeping you up-to-date with any changes to the proposed rollout times!
    8 points
  13. $1,000,000,000 raised. Servers melt. Let's gooooooo!
    7 points
  14. The Wiki: OMG this is soooo much better than that last eye sore! And horary for dark mode! Srsly, can't tell you how many times my eyeballs got burnt out of their sockets looking at the ever blaring bright white of the other one. UGH. Roe v Wade: I'm super saddened by some of these comments I'm reading about the roe v wade thing. I think some of these people need to find a new game and new community. Ark and WC have always been pretty open about their politics and what they support, especially with the united states being such a dumpster fire right now. As a Canadian, I'm sorry you guys are going 50 years back into the past, and I'm watching closely to see what rights of yours they will be taking away next because the supreme court made it very clear, they want to take away a lot more. Honestly, it shouldn't be a law in the first place. This is plan old personal health care.
    7 points
  15. Same old poop every time. Minimum effort. Typical Wildcard.
    7 points
  16. The onyc in ark is cool and all... but I've always wanted to fly a giant bat. So here's my take! The idea was to try to add a flyer with good pvp and utility abilities. I hope you like! (This is not my art work. Fan made dossier. All credit to original artist.)
    7 points
  17. Welcome to my post! I hope you enjoy my concept and ideas, based on the oldest insect known, the Rhyniognatha! It's meant to add an original style of creature by using a type almost fogotten in ARK, the insects! It's also a way to make the sky more dangerous even if you already tamed a flying mount! Also, once tamed, it turns into an end-game mount! I'll elaborate with these images about its design, skills, motorcycle saddle, among other stuff! Please feel free to share your thoughts, or suggest any change or feature in the comments! Even if several features are removed, I'd be happy if it keeps the air-water versatility and the motorcycle saddle. The main purpose of this creature is to make ARK's skies actually dangerous and to make an all-terrain stylish mount! Also the art took me a lot of time...
    7 points
  18. The ARK Additions mod creatures should all be added to the core game as official creatures. Period.
    6 points
  19. I know I'm in the minority, but I absolutely love these crunches for the fan art. They really capture the best parts of what ark means to so many people
    6 points
  20. Look, idk who is running wildcard now, but I'm so tired of politics. We don't play video games to hear about politics. I play video games to get away from politics, because I'm tired of hearing it, it divides the country and creates hate. Now I don't care if individuals Express their views, but as a dinosaur video game company, leave the politics out if it. You wrote a big article about political views that has nothing to do with your game but no information that people want, like summer bash details. Get your head out of politics and back in the game. We don't wanna hear it. Also, in case you haven't realized, you have fans Ann's players on both sides if the subject, catering to one side is a terrible business move. And look at thr division you have caused with all the arguing amongst ppl in the comments. Shame on you #wildcard
    6 points
  21. Yes ! As we all know, only unmarried people can get pregnant. It's science.
    6 points
  22. Thanks for chipping in on the reproductive rights dialog, Wildcard. It means a lot and the whiners make it really clear why it's important. To those whiners: Ark is made by people. People care about things. At a rate even higher than the already large majority of the US electorate that wants Federal protection of reproductive rights, people who make games and tech things in general want women's bodily autonomy respected. If that makes you uncomfortable and you don't want to support the game, that's fine and that's your choice — just as it's theirs to speak out. But while you're at it, be sure you aren't using a phone or the Internet, as Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and a great many others stand equally opposed to this appalling regression in women's rights (and erosion of due process that presages who knows how much more). You're quickly going to find a very scarce range of products to choose from as it turns out there aren't many people who think this is a good thing. And that's why it's important that Wildcard and everyone else do their parts to speak up. Silence is assent or at least a "no contest," and anyone with a voice needs to speak up before that's taken away, too.
    6 points
  23. I honestly don't care how strong you feel about anything or that level of hysteria, nothing has really fundamentally changed other than that an overarching government has had their wings clipped in favor of state rights as it always should have been. You are a gaming company and I can guarantee you a large chunk of your customer base is on the other side politically to you, I find it interesting how willing you are to alienate them by overestimating your influence on any of your customers. I don't think more than a tiny fraction if that cares to know anything about your political leanings or affiliations. I don't care what the politics of my grocery store is or my utilities provider, my barber or any service provider including a company that makes a game I enjoy. I'm sure if a company started flaunting conservative views the "they can do what they want with their bla bla bla" guys would turn around faster than the speed of light.
    6 points
  24. THIS. And aiming. I never shoot a single arrow in 3rd person.
    6 points
  25. *CC 302* We have decided that Easter Evo will be combined into the Summer Bash which will be combined into Spooky Evo of 2028 which will be pushed back until Turkey Trials of 2033 followed by Winter Wonderland Evo delay pending release of ARK 2 in 2051! Have a great weekend guys!
    6 points
  26. The way this game is managed and the way you treat your player base makes me never want to buy another one of your games
    6 points
  27. I've never told anyone that eating black berries was a good thing. I swear.
    5 points
  28. seriously though thanks for all the hard work over the years. its not a perfect game its been both frustrating and fun to find the imperfections within the game. looking forward to watching the extra life stream like I have basically since the beginning staying up for as long as I can playing the game. good luck And may the odds be ever in your favor.
    5 points
  29. If it was different developers making this i would have bought it asap, but wont bother seeing how ark 1 was a buggy mess and they treated there fan base like rubbish and never listened.
    5 points
  30. Please give this a read if you've EVER played PvP on PC servers... This is being typed by someone who has been a loyal and passionate player of the ARK games for years and years like most. Have been a part of multiple communities within the sphere of ARK including PS4, PS5, Xbox, and PC including all Official, Unofficial, Offline, Single Player, Small Tribes, and even NoTame servers. For an overwhelming majority of the part, my friends and I have enjoyed ARK more than any other video game we have ever played. It's an incredibile game that has been sustainably upgraded throughout the years. Even the issue of duplicating items on Legacy servers was fixed mostly with the new servers rolling out a few years ago. My main point with this first section is to explain that we have been playing the game for a while. Where I see a major issue is with the PC gameplay on PvP servers. The issue of using .ini files to modify gameplay has completely ruined the game for a large majority of players and some don't even realize it. The .ini files people use to put into the game data remove rocks, bushes, trees, etc. sometimes entirely and some even go as far as removing the opacity of water entirely. Let me tell you about my experiences. When I played on PS4, which was most of my time initially, I had a blast. The game was fun, balanced, and was genuinely a fun activity to plan on having available after work. I could get on with my buddy (this was right when wingsuits were released) and we could fly around The Island and stand a chance against larger tribes because we could hide in the forest. Being able to see someone hiding within a bunch of shrubbery, bushes, etc. is a feature that should entirely be available to users in the late-game process. Tek, Bloodstalkers and other methods should 100% be available to do so. Here is where I see a major issue. When I made the joyous swap to PC, I was super excited to experience ARK on a better scale. Better inventory management with mouse/keyboard, better graphics, and better FPS. But when my friends and I swapped over to PvP servers, the issue of these .ini files have arisen. We would have players with Wyverns, etc. able to see us immediately because the only thing they would see on their end is a tree trunk. They would not see bushes, tree branches and leaves, or rocks. The use of these files is widespread and gives serious advantages to players. They ruin the experience for players who want to have a balanced, PvP-oriented experience because it becomes an issue of either use the files and experience a lifeless, almost MS paint-like version of ARK just to win fights, or keep the settings the same to maintain the graphical beauty of the game. MAIN POINT: I would like to place a formal suggestion to completely remove the use of .ini files in ARK II. As stated above, they ruin the PvP gameplay experience for a lot of players. I would be happy to discuss this with whoever but I would ultimately like to be heard by Wildcard because this is an issue that affects every single person playing the PvP servers. PvE servers and the experience they provide is still top-notch in my opinion and a fantastic time both by yourself and with friends. The graphical beauty should be maintained and removing the .ini files would restore balance to the game in PvP environments and ensure that every player is on the same playing field. I hope this finds everyone well. Edit: After talking to someone on Discord, apparently this is an issue on Xbox servers as well. Even more the reason to have this talked about.
    5 points
  31. Sometimes I wish people could mention PvE without someone immediately devalue their game mode choices. It's getting stale
    5 points
  32. I love that concept variant theri. It needs to be a real thing. Speaking of variants, why don't we have the r-dire bear? It's in the game files and listed in the wiki, but there are no programmed spawns for it. Put it in the places where other r-dinos spawn in Fjordur and in Eden on Gen2 and it'll fit in just fine Can you please shorten the cryopod animation? I'm getting tired of babies dying on me while trying to pod them after being delayed in claiming them by lag or getting dc'd from the server
    5 points
  33. New release now available - 4.5.0.0 https://drive.google.com/file/d/15r5gvKeE20hQ8G3nFQBiBbQa7Z767VkX/view?usp=sharing Features New export options to export map structure data where available: Obelisks/Terminals, Oil Veins, Gas Veins, Water Veins, Charge Nodes, Artifacts, Wyvern Nests, Deino Nests, Drake Nests, Magma Nests, Beaver Dams and Glitches. @Vertyco Ark Viewer Configuration - Export Tab - Export Map Structures. Ark Viewer Map Structures (basic export of location) - right click and export the grid results. ArkViewer.exe "map" "C:\Folder\ArkSave.ark" "C:\folder\output\mapstructures.json" ArkExport.exe "map" "C:\Folder\ArkSave.ark" "C:\folder\output\mapstructures.json" Fixes Upated the save game library code to "read-past" some additional properties added to the game save data that were causing problems with the toolkit loading and parsing newer saves. Thanks to @Larkfields who found the updated code in the ARK Smart Breeding repository... and thanks to the creator of ARK Smart Breeding who diagnosed and provided the fix so I didn't have to spend time working it out myself
    5 points
  34. I hope it CANT grow bigger than a giga, look at the size of a giga already. it's already oversized if you compare it to a real world giga. leave the super sized megazords woopa dupah for mods, please.
    5 points
  35. Will we be getting one last TLC for creatures this year? I would really like to see some renewed models of some of the older models and I think it would really help them stand out of the crowd of newer creatures. Awesome Charcharo model as welll!
    5 points
  36. Because that word is incredibly offensive! Honestly, I'm shaking just writing this. As someone with hemophobia, you saying that is a direct act of violence towards me. It's pretty insensitive and ignorant of you to even question this, and also my legitimacy as a human! This was a joke btw, don't get confused.
    5 points
  37. We are excited for ARK 2 and have high hopes for it, but many wait with bated breath. Please read this for consideration and debate: I played ARK since release, after a few months my wife of 20+years who had always refused to play games was enticed by watching me play ARK, especially the taming and breeding. I turned her into a gamer using ARK as a steppingstone. She has played many different games now but still only has LOVE for ARK and we would grow old playing it... IF NOT FOR THIS: HEAR OUR PAIN.... As a husband-and-wife duo we have been daily marathon players for years straight and then casual players after returning from frustration quits. We finally quit for good, we still frequently get the urge, no the calling to come back, but knowing that nothing is different we don't even log on. It is utterly deflating to deal continually get wiped, eventually. Defending against big tribes, alpha tribes or even a motivated small tribe eventually it always ends in tragedy, especially when for whatever reason you're on someone's radar or hitlist; they will make it their goal in life to seek and eradicate you anywhere on the cluster. It is also deflating dealing with players/tribes/alphas who control artifacts or try to prevent "unauthorized" boss fights if you manage to fight your way to an artifact or find people to give access or trade artifacts. These game Nazis make it impossible for game progression even if your tribe survives. We are no strangers to the tricks of the trade, and we have tried many things: big tribes, small tribes, mature tribes, mods, offline raid protection, hiding like a rat, secret hidden start over stashes and even alphas over the years; we've been in long term tribes full of great people; but at some point, immaturity, defections, insiders, internal politics, toxicity and even real-life intra-tribe dating burns it to the ground and ends in soul-crushing tragedy with us standing on the beach naked with no possessions, not even the clothes on our backs. We got tired of spending months/years building bases, gear, dino breed lines etc. just to start over or to find a new cluster and start over. PVE gets boring quickly, PVP is lots of fun but not when it costs you everything, months of grinding and your sanity. So, we stopped playing, our kids loved it also but lost interest for the same reasons. We know many other people including other couples we talked into playing that feel the same way; others quit because they can't always log on due to work, vacations, families and life in general and continually lose everything due to decay. Obviously, lots of people love it how it is and that's great but include a game mode for those that find PVE boring and sick of PVP that becomes unplayable. PVP hard core players love to shut down the idea of a middle-ground game mode/type, citing things like the PVP player base will be diluted by adding another PVP game type. Legions of people quitting all together is way more devastating to the player base, especially considering the masses of casual PVP players that get ravaged and will never hang around long enough to gain experience, knowledge and skills. Surely the tracking numbers show the rate of attrition for PVP and the majority bailing on PVE after a moderate time period. Maybe it's a lot of whining and griping but these are realistic reasons the player base has shrunk and doesn't replenish. Servers are largely ghost towns, a timebomb to getting erased or toxic hell holes where even beach bobs get tormented. THIS POST MIGHT NOT GET MUCH AGREEMENT, BUT THATS BECAUSE THE LEGIONS THAT QUIT DON'T LOOK AT THE FORUMS ANYMORE We want to love ARK again! Give us the tools to love ARK 2! HIGH HOPES FOR ARK 2 HEAR OUR PLEA !!! A SIMPLE ADDITION Below are some suggestions that attempt to solve the problem of getting utterly wiped out due to the myriad of reasons listed, including unreasonable decay timers. Obviously decay timers are vital to unclutter the servers and other reasons but the repeated decay of possessions also causes casual players to quit. Some people just can't feasibly get on regularly enough due to work, family, vacation or the multitude of demands of life resulting in decay wipe of prized possessions. Losing structures is one thing but the valuable rarities and possessions is too time consuming to keep grinding and repeating. A SIMPLE ADDITION OF ONE OR A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING: * Our favorite; a community town where you could own an apartment or build a small personal house/property with limited crafting and storage. * A game mode similar to 'PVE conflict' in Conan Exiles. A base that can't be damaged. Or has very limited things or scenarios that damage. * One main base on one map in the cluster that can't be damaged, and all other structures are fair game. * A small safe area somewhere in your base that's un-wipeable * A bank for limited items that lasts a very long time (no decay) * A no fight/no grief zone where you could store a few of everything
    5 points
  38. The existence of people is not "expressing views." The existence of LGBTQA+ people is not political. The existence of people who need abortions is not political. LGBTQA+ people, people who have had abortions, so on, so forth, have always existed, even if historians erase them in your sanitized schooling. The people who want to stomp these minorities out, hide them, or are "uncomfortable" with/"offended" by them are the ones who make it political. You are the one making this a problem. Why do people existing upset you? By the way, you might want to read the ARK Explorer Notes. They've supported all this "stuff" you "find offensive" since the beginning.
    5 points
  39. Adding a combat system is fine - I’m indifferent to whether a new combat system is added or not. But definitely not at the cost of First Person. First Person is a critical component to what makes the game fun because it adds immersion / intensity / keeps you on your toes. So if they want to add a new combat system they can do so without removing First Person from the game - Dying Light is a perfect example of a game that has a combat system / movement system whilst retaining First Person
    5 points
  40. Yeah, I really hope PvP and PvE (...and SP ?) have different balances, instead of nerfing both for the benefit of only one mode.
    5 points
  41. Did you read it all? Modders can re-enable First Person mode Combat? Well, stick to dinos? XD ARK literally doesn't have any kind of combat. So if you can survive with what we have, you can survive this, I'm sure.
    5 points
  42. 5 points
  43. So you logged into a game in which your character appeared from nowhere, the very first thing that you ever saw was the (TEK) implant in in your arm, when you looked up at the skyline you saw massive (TEK) towers hovering in the air with giant (TEK) beams of light reaching down to the ground, and the map was dotted with (TEK) supply drops that gave you supplies and equipment for no reason whatsoever. Then somehow you were surprised that TEK was the inevitable result of progression of a game just packed with (TEK) features from the very beginning. Umm... okey dokey.
    5 points
  44. "We're expecting this patch to be a significant download so consider this a heads up in advance!" A--..Are the others NOT considered large? I'm scared.
    5 points
  45. Yes, it'll be rideable (ridable? -- it can be ridden).
    5 points
  46. you combine the evo event into the valentines day event and still only give us a week?
    5 points
  47. If they can't fix ark 1 what makes anyone think ark 2 will be any better
    5 points
  48. I never thought I'd look forward to these crunches for the art and screenshots as much as I do. Absolutely love the creativity and talent within the community
    5 points
  49. Name: Giant Bison Species: Bison longicornis Time: Pleistocene Diet: Herbivore Temperament: Territorial Wild: Traveling in massive herds for greater pastures, the largest bovine in existence is a sight to behold. With their massive pair of horns, they are known to be aggressive chargers and capable of goring any predator willing to challenge them including wolves and bears. Their large bodies capable of withstanding the harshest winters with their ever-growing pelts, making them durable enough to resist freezing to death. Taming: Extremely sought for their pelts, horns, and the rich bovine milk, taming a Bison isn't as easy at it looks. Many tribesmen attempt to bull-ride in hopes to tire them out and begin feeding them when they aren't wide awake. Beware getting bucked off, I've seen many tribesmen knocked out with that heavy bull kick to the face. Some get gored if unlucky enough. Domesticated: Once they are tamed, this of course unfortunately attracts every now and then random predators who want to raid your livestock and eat them all. The milk produced by the females gives any baby animal being raised a quite needed boost, potentially can be warmed up in an cooking pot for a special buff against the cold weather. With their hulking bodies, they offer extra warmth and can carry weight much like modern ox. Like modern cattle, their feces is much more potent fertilizer often referred to as "cow pie" that gives crops a boost of extra harvest. ARK Meta: Combat: Built in with a charge mechanic similar to Triceratops and the Woolly Rhinoceros, the Bison could impale its victims into their horns and gore them to bleed out, as well a herd buff to boost their strength with mate boost activated, dealing extreme damage. Crippling debuff inflicted on players and dinosaurs if it successfully charges. Utility: Another farm animal for the common PVE (or RP) players who would love a cow in ARK (like the ones in Atlas). Bison milk in turn could be cooked warmly to drink as an insulation buff against the cold, or fed to babies, especially baby Wyverns who require milk themselves. When Bison defecate, they drop a special feces called "cow pie" which is much better than other dinosaur feces, and more efficient, sometimes giving the crops a boost of extra harvest. With a unique cart or wagon saddle, depending on the type of saddle chosen affects how the player how much weight they can carry back and forth from point A to point B with more speed. The amount of Bison needed for the type of cart or wagon saddle affects not only speed, the weight and the mobility of the mini-wheeled base. Bison Milk - Like other bovines, Bison can be milked for their nutritional sweet baby food. If fed to warm blooded babies, the calcium would help them grow much faster than normal than any other food if given the proper care. Can be substituted for any food a baby might require care such as kibble. Bison Milk Cheese - A crafting recipe requiring Bison milk, a very delicious cheese with a very wild yet sweet taste. Who knows what else it could offer? Raids: Having a livestock of these Bison will eventually lead to many predators wanting to assault your base to eat your beef, much in the same manner as how the Corrupted attack Element Veins/OSDs or the Nameless harassing you if you don't have a charge pet. You will have to turn full on cowboy to keep them at bay every now and then. FJORDUR: - Useful in colder areas, especially Jotunheim, the bison's thick fur pelt will keep the player protected from the dangerous sub-zero temperatures and deter off any nasty wolves or bears who dare come too close. - Major harvester if on a trip on foot to harvest metal or wood, or various other resources, depending on the cart or wagon saddle will speed determine the rough terrain. - With predatory dinosaurs and other animals wanting to eat your livestock, you could either use this to your advantage to lure a high level carnivore or simply farm experience from killing them all.
    5 points
  50. Yeah agreed, after "Wild Card" deleted my full gen 1 and gen 2 missions and refused to restore them. I decided it was time to quit the game and have been happily playing bug free games for months!!! I'm enjoying othewr games because that cant be deleted because other companies have backup contingencies and restore lost data. Wild Card staff are amongst the scummiest incompetent people on the planet. No care for customers, no care for customer data, very happy to let data get deleted and just close tickets. Thats the kind of scum Wild Card is.
    5 points
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