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  1. 11 points
    Introducing Summer Bash 2020 Break out your shades and catch some rays in the 2020 Summer Bash event. If you ever needed an excuse to celebrate summer and soak in some sun, we've got you covered. From June 25th to July 14th the second Summer Bash event will be underway. Spend your time relaxing by the beach in the new Hawaiian shirts or have a fight your tribe using the new water-gun skin. However you choose to spend your summer in ARK, Summer Bash is bound to cook up a lot of entertainment. Rate Boosts 3X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 4X Player XP 4X Harvesting 4X Taming New Emotes Guitar Riff Drum Solo Head Banger New Skins 4 new Hawaiian-style shirt Skins 3 new Swimsuit Skins BBQ-themed Grilling Spatula (Club Skin) Frisbee Skin (Boomerang) 1 Sunglasses Skin w/ customizable lenses Super Soaker style Squirt Gun Skin (Flamethrower) New Chibi Pets Manta Ammonite Cnidaria Plesiosaur Astrocetus Event-Colored Wild Creatures Dino Dark Blue Red White Dino Sky Blue Dark Red Blue Light Grey Cream Cammo Orange MediumTeal DarkBlue LemonLime Peach Coral We at Studio Wildcard wish everyone a sun-filled summer with tons of fun. Until next time! Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark
  2. 8 points
    Half these pansies don’t know about 24 hour theri tames or sitting in your quetz trap floating in the air for four hours . Had it easy I say
  3. 8 points
    Given the situation in the US, and the rest of the world right now, we will be rescheduling the ARK in-game celebration until Thursday, June 11. We understand that our community has much anticipated the ARK in-game party and the launch of Crystal Isles, and we're looking forward to sharing all we have prepared for you next week. We felt it would be inappropriate to celebrate milestones during the present time as there are bigger things afoot, and that outweighs any plans we otherwise had. We believe now is the time to be respectful and hear the voices of others. Studio Wildcard
  4. 8 points
  5. 6 points
    It is known people use the Ob's for the boss. It is also against the CoC. In this particular case they asked them in chat and were told to F off. If you don't take action at that point you aren't being peaceful or non toxic, you're inviting everybody to use you as a door mat. I have a strict ask once in chat policy. I'll send everything in even on Rag. You do it enough, people learn.
  6. 6 points
    IF they leave them there, it's fair game, they don't have to leave them on the obelisk. You don't have to give a warning, just send them to a gamma brood and walk away. Players need to learn how to share the space.
  7. 6 points
    It was called Summer Bash last year, which means it hasn't been called 4th July event for at least 2 years now. Also, this is a much longer event that spans a much wider length of time than 4th July. Rather than make a fuss about it just be happy, because there's been absolutely NO signs that anyone in this community cried about it being 4th July before, therefore that means that YOU are the only one that crying over the situation, a situation that didn't exist in the first place.
  8. 6 points
    Imagine thinking bugs in a game are anywhere near on the level of systemic social injustice.......
  9. 6 points
    Let me translate it for everybody: Fortunately, the current situation in the US serves as the perfect excuse to postpone this update. I cannot remember a single early access update delivered on time. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate all those delays during the last 5 years.
  10. 5 points
    stfu, stupid pointless post by some wc employee. you suck, your game is broke. fix it if you want someone to cut you a break. they are dealing with pc/console/mobile? they are getting paid by pc/console/mobile? for broken poop. you can remove this post im sure, like you do so many others. your game still broke.
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  12. 5 points
    It’s been five exciting years since ARK: Survival Evolved opened the way to the ARK and survivors around the world set out on half a decade’s worth of adventure. In this Crunch, we’ll be covering the unique, real-world dinosaur, the Tropeognathus, the much anticipated Crystal Isles launch, our fun Anniversary Event, and a blast from the past by way of Timecapsule Servers. Crystal Isles Launch If you’ve been following the mod community, you’re probably familiar with Crystal Isles. Its supernatural beauty won the hearts of the ARK community since its debut as a mod in 2016. For four years it has grown to over 240K subscriptions and has called for many requests for the community to make it an official map. We’ve decided to give it a new coat of polish to bring out its true shine. The newly updated Crystal Isles launches with a 150 sq km map with a wide variety of awe-inspiring biomes teeming with life. Whether you think you know Crystal Isles or plan to explore this map for the first time, be prepared for new breathtaking discoveries. Build your bases high in rainforest canopies or mysterious floating islands, then dive deep into undersea caverns in search of resources. The Great Valley, a rainforest with bogs and towering tree limbs, lends new options for base-building and traversal. Eldritch Isle, an eerie and challenging realm, will be worth braving for its valuable resources like element and oil. Emberfall, a fantastic region of vibrant foliage and volcanic danger, will reward those who chose to explore in the region. Perhaps most awe-inspiring, Apotheosis, a cluster of floating islands tangled with vines and roots, shot through with cavernous pockets and spilling over with waterfalls. With three types of crystal wyvern for you to tame and breed and a new custom boss arena, Crystal Isles is sure to keep you busy. Celebrate ARK’s anniversary with an updated Crystal Isles map and a new real-world dinosaur for you to tame on ARK’s PC Official Server networks! And of course, with a new map, comes new servers! Please remember that transfers into these servers will only be enabled for characters and not creatures or items. We'll be opening those up at a later date, however, transfers out are enabled for characters, items, and creatures. Crystal Isles - ARK Expansion Map on Steam Unofficials can host the map themselves using the following map name: CrystalIsles Protip: Adjust your map filter to CrystalIsles to find them quicker! 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Bring out your party hats, because from June 11th to June 24th, ARK will be celebrating the memories we’ve made along the way. In addition to Tropeognathus making its grand debut, we’ll be introducing 5 new chibi’s to collect. Looking to complete your chibi collection? A brand new feature for this event allows you to trade 4 for a new one in the forge. Throw a surprise party for your tribe-mates with the new pop-out birthday cake structure and have a get-together with your tribe wearing party hat skins from prior events! Event Details This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -activeevent=birthday Dates: June 11th to June 24th Rates: 3X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 4X Player XP 4X Harvesting 4X Taming Creatures: 5 New Chibi pets Party Dodo (Harvested to get cake slices for event content) Content: Pop Out Birthday Cake Structure Epic Games Store Launch We’re hyped to welcome more Survivors to the ARK via our upcoming launch in the Epic Games store. For one week, players will be able to download a FREE copy of ARK for their personal library from the Epic Games launcher. Unlike “free weekends” the game will remain in your library for as long as you choose! Begin your journey on the island and see where the mysteries of ARK take you. Other than modding, the Epic Store version of the game will operate like the Steam PC version and will be updated in full parity with our Steam updates. Both platforms will support crossplay, which will be enabled on our Official Servers between Steam and Epic Games and Unofficial Servers can choose to opt-into enabling crossplay or not. Modding will not be supported at launch but we fully intend to have modding support enabled when the Epic Games Store supports it. For now, any servers that are set up to use mods will not display in the EGS version of ARK. Now is the time to dive into the expansive world of ARK and begin an epic journey! For those of you running dedicated servers, here's some info you need to know: When running a Crossplay or Epic Game Store server, the VOIP software will be default to use the Vivox, an alternative VOIP plugin. For those using Steam only, you can continue to use Steam VOIP (default) or alternatively opt into Vivox. Necessary Server Args: -crossplay (enables Crossplay on Dedicated Server) -epiconly (enables Epic Game Store only players to connect to the Dedicated Server) -UseVivox (enables Vivox on Steam only servers) Running a server with mods or without -epiconly or -crossplay will mean that the server will only accept player connections from Steam and not EGS. Download ARK on Epic Games Store And for the next week, ARK: Survival Evolved content on the Epic Games store is deeply discounted: Scorched Earth (50% off), Aberration (50% off), Extinction (50% off), and ARK Season Pass (50% off)! 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This large pterosaur from the Cretaceous period can quickly gnash victims’ armor into bits, and when outfitted with a saddle containing a jetpack, its speed and maneuverability are second-to-none. Also providing a built-in flak cannon available to the pilot, this terror of the skies can engage in aerial combat with extreme deadliness. Tropeognathus makes its debut on the ARK with the introduction of our anniversary event! The creature can be found exclusively on Crystal Isles when playing on PC, and on console the flying terror can be encountered as a rare spawn on the following maps: The Island, The Center, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, and Valguero. Timecapsule Servers Before TEK suits and replicators, survivors experienced the Island in a much different way. Traversing the landscape provided unique challenges without many of the creatures we know and love. It might be hard to imagine The Island without the Redwoods biome or the numerous caves that have been added but earlier survivors will have distinct memories of this era in ARK’s history. Many of the latest creatures that serve as companions, utility, and defense in ARK’s modern era weren’t a concept yet. Time capsule servers will offer a unique perspective and highlight the progression of ARK’s content, lore, and community when compared to the current day. While we’re happy to take this trip down memory lane it’s important to remember that Timecapsule servers are a snapshot of a moment in time. They won’t receive any customer service support or future updates. The Timecapsule Experience Here are a few notable features of the 2015 Timecapsule build: No TEK Engrams No fabricated snipers, compound bows, pump action shotguns or longneck rifles Flyer speed can be increased If you'd like to take a look at ARK in its most primitive days, you'll need to opt into our special branch in your steam ARK configuration. You can do so by following the steps below: 1) Right-click on the ARK game in your Steam library and select "properties" 2) Select the "Beta" tab 3) Locate "timecapsule" in the drop-down menu and select that. 4) Select close, patch ARK, and start punching trees! EVO Event While the Anniversary event is active, there will be no special EVO rates. The event rates for Official servers: 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 4X Player XP 4X Harvesting 4X Taming Thank You! We’d like to thank the community once more, as we truly appreciate all the passion and support you’ve shown the game. While we couldn’t have foreseen quite how the last 5 years would play out, from primitive dwellings to hyperspace whales, our vision for the ARK franchise is as strong as ever. So stick with us on this rollercoaster ride into the future, as we look forward with you to tremendously exciting years ahead for ARK, where the very definition of survival continues to evolve. With gratitude, The Studio Wildcard team!
  13. 5 points
    Npc' calling me a fat loser? Hey! Im new to the game, and is currently playing a non dedicated server with a friend.. Then suddenly i find a sign near my base saying fat loser. This have to be a npc right? Or do other people have access to my server?
  14. 5 points
    100% this. A pregnant BLACK woman, by the way.
  15. 5 points
    I stand in solidarity with black people. Ark players are primarily white and it's about time we experience some dissapointments, setbacks and letdowns so we can feel the pain experienced by African Americans. I support the event/new map being postponed until racial disparity is 100% solved in the US and abroad. Black Lives Matter
  16. 4 points
    The state of Official PVP The original post I wrote on the /playark reddit can be found here. I would recommend you to read the reddit post as all images are missing on this forum post. This post aims to show all the issues with PVP in ARK which is right now not balanced for a fair PVP experience and to help Wildcard have a better understanding of the problems we encounter as player to better address them. The post is mainly influenced by my experience (more than 1.5K hours) on Official SmallTribes PVP and it is my personal opinion. I have divided the post by issues influencing the PVP experience with a description and explanation of each issue. I want first to quickly talk about what I think about Wildcard. While Wildcard can develop and produce amazing content the time they take to fix issues and the horrible balancing of some of the aspects of the game shows for me a lack of process or staff but also care. There are tweets of their CM saying they are not as big as X company so it's difficult for them which is understandable, but they should see that they are in the top 10 played games on Steam for years now, so maybe it's time to find a solution. GRAPHICS AND INI Graphics are not balanced for PVP and nothing is done about hacks. A lot of settings can be turned off to get a PVP advantage, having the game on low give you so much more visibility than Epic. This difference is understandable but the difference is so huge than no other PVP game come close to ARK. Managing the difference of low vs high settings in a PVP game is part of balancing the game and is done in all other PVP games like R6, Battlefield and more. In ARK, you can completely remove shadows, have insanely low view distance, remove ground clutter. Settings like Distance Field Shadowing, View Distance, Ground Clutter and Sky Quality should not be able to be completely turned off. They even allow to run the game with DX10 to remove as much visual effect as possible. Their bloom algorithm is also the worse I have ever seen in a video game, it makes the game almost unplayable with the bloom on. Key graphical components can be easily modified with a ConsoleVariables.ini file. This file can be modified by any user and give a big PVP advantage (removing underwater vision, plant x and z effects, leaves, shadows and more) and you can get it with a simple Google search. Almost all endgame players use it on official servers, it is not allowed by the CoC. But nothing is done by Wildcard to prevent editing of the file and only YouTubers / streamers using it can be banned because it is the only way for them to know it. This file should not be editable or only non key graphical component variables. The file is currently editable to allow lower-end PC to run the game but this is affecting hugely the PVP experience of PVP players. This exist for more than 3 years. ORBIT CAMERA OR "K VISION" A wall hack is available for all player in the game. The orbit camera allows player to see through the terrain and see things they should not be able to see. This for example makes it easier to see the defenses of a cave or the people attacking your cave. I have no idea how people at Wildcard think this is ok to have in a PVP game. The camera should react like it is with structures, not go through the terrain but slide on it, allowing you to see around you but not through the terrain. WEAPON HANDLING Weapon handling in ARK is one of the worse I have ever seen in any game. Reload animations are often glitched and are not in sync between first and third person view, start reloading in first person and move to third person you will see no animation. Same for the sound not in sync with what you see. The animation themselves are not in sync with the bullets in the weapon, you can see the clip being inserted in the gun but if you switch to a tool and switch back to the weapon, it will not be reloaded. HIT REGISTRATION / HITBOX Hit registration is also one of the worse I have seen in any game. Shooting fast flying dinos or just fast moving ground dinos often do not register with bow / crossbow or even guns. Using the compound bow on fast player only 1/3 of the arrows register and this is on a low ping server, it makes the weapon barely usable if your enemy is moving because it is not reliable. Some dinos with Tek saddles can also avoid turret shots and easily destroy them because the turrets just don't target the hitbox even with a clear visible in game line of sight. They plan to fix this point apparently. INFINITE MUTATION STACKING Dinos on official can have way too OP stats. You can mutate almost infinitely a stat on a dino. These breeding lines can take years to get. This produces dinos with insane stats and makes it almost impossible for people to join official PVP without similar lines forcing many players to buy tames to compete. Infinite mutation stacking is likely a bug and should not exist in my opinion and be limited to a certain number of mutation. DLCS DINOS DLCs dinos are not balanced for all maps and the game is pay-2-win. DLCs dinos can almost be used anywhere, this make the game somewhat pay-2-win. A new player joining the game and playing only with The Island (no DLCs owned) has almost no chance to compete with players using Managarmr or OP DLCs dinos. Wildcard knows that some dinos are OP on some maps (Managarmr not usable on Genesis for example). DLC dinos and more generally all dinos should be locked on the maps where they spawn and can be tamed. You can download or unfreeze them on other maps but not ride them to only allow breeding. I think it will make the game fair for all players and add diversity in PVP depending on the map. A setting like this could be disabled for PVE. ANONYMOUS PLAYERS Official PVP is a toxic place everyone knows that and Wildcard allows it. Players can be anonymous with character names like "123", "Human", " ", "Tribemember 123" and Steam name "123". People can come to your server, grief you and you will never know who this guy is and won't be able to find him except if you are lucky using tools to spy on connected players. Wildcard should here create a Wildcard account (like Rockstar or others game making companies) with unique name for every player. This also makes really difficult to track cheaters and exploiters. Destroying structure and using C4 does not log tribename or name. Again allowing griefers to do this anonymously. When a player is using the game in a language not using your alphabet you know nothing about him. You see only "squares" for their name, tribename and chat. It is impossible to know who is who. Wildcard seems perfectly fine with this. This is again something I have never seen in other multiplayer games. Insults are also not filtered ingame letting very toxic players free of saying what they want. Wildcard should automatically ban these words. This is once again something almost every other multiplayer game do but not Wildcard. SERVER PERFORMANCE Server performance is often bad. When a server is full and your base or others base start to get big, the ping can become really high in the server, making the game much more difficult to enjoy especially with some dinos and during PVP fights. Performance in ARK is a big problem and we will certainly wait years for visible improvements and the promises / advertising they made (DX12, DLSS. Ever heard about this Wildcard?). CUSTOMER SUPPORT The customer support is in my opinion sometimes terrible and even useless. The ticket status give you almost no information about what's going on. You can report exploiters and cheaters with proof (even reported YouTubers with clear use of INI on official) and see these players coming back or uploading videos with the same character after a ticket is "solved" and "closed". Insane waiting time for appointments but it is understandable knowing the state of the game and the number of tickets they have. The GM refuse to give you back your exact lost character with screenshot proof (Ascension, Tekgrams, Chibi levels) even if admin commands exist to do so when a character like that can take hundred of hours to level up and you lost it because of their bad system. Wildcard here is treating the players like sh*t, when you know you struggle with your game at least ensure your customer support is on point and can address problems you have in your game. MESHING, DUPING AND MORE Official servers have a high numbers of cheaters. I will be short on this one, if you play official you know. Meshing Duping Aimbotting DDoS Wilcard seems to have worked a lot to fix meshing and duping. But it still exists and a lot more still need to be done to address all issues. QOL I also want to talk about some QOL changes that could make official much better for players in my opinion. Being able to pickup any structures when you want through the option wheel, of course with a PVP timer. No timer on upload (after they have a robust Dupe Detection System, right now this timer is a workaround to prevent duping methods). Allow crop plots in all cave. Some caves can have crop plot (Oil cave) when some can't (all The Island cave). It makes no sense and give some cave a disadvantage. A smaller resources structure respawn radius. The radius right now is way too big and make it really hard for solo / small tribe players to hide small bases. Do not hesitate to give your opinion on these points and also share about things not in this post affecting the PVP experience for you. In every game the community feedback is important for improvement. Wildcard are sometimes listening as they seem to fix issues when content creators on YouTube to do a video about it, so share this post if you find it relevant.
  17. 4 points
    You may not want to be. But you are. A willing or unwilling advocate as you espouse the position and perspective of those blocking content and bullying other tribes. Taking matters into his own hands wasn't needed for the situation to escalate. Bullies escalate matters on their own UNTIL someone steps up to them and pushes back. His actions was a POSITIVE influence for everyone else on the server and a negative one for the bully tribe. Oh boo hoo they bad tribe said mean words on chat. *wimper* Who cares. What matters is that their ability to lock down an obi was drastically hurt or killed altogether. You cry over and over at how he shouldn't stand up to a bully tribe rather hope that a gm shows up in the next few days to remedy a problem. You ARE in fact supporting the bully and enabling them to escalate matters as once they are done rubbing everyone else's face into the fact that they can't get to boss content they will up the ante to find another way to push people around. Your passivity encourages the offender. Your fear of conflict for long term resolution perpetuates the bully's actions. Wait for a gm is going to take too long. Killing the bully's dinos improved the game play experience of everyone but the bully.
  18. 4 points
    What about the random spam bot generated topics about “ Indian love potions Fix broken marriage “ that get spammed every night, those are fun right.
  19. 4 points
    Finally got lucky..... i'm sure this may not impress the veteran ARK players, but, since i play solo and still new to the game I've constantly wondered how the heck I would ever tame either a Tapejara or an Argentavis by myself. Do i build a trap of sorts, if so how, how do get a Tapejara from it's sky high circling alone? How do I lock down an argentavis? While meandering around the western side of The Island, I found a lvl 20 Tape on the ground stuck in the trees, so jumping down, then being put to sleep by a couple troodons, I tranq''d it and started taming it. Then 2 Argentavis were hanging around uncomfortably close. Since they are carrion feeders I didn't know if they viewed the Tape as a meal. The orange and black lvl 16 argentavis circled then moved away. A second lvl 6 Arg landed in front of me, I got scared and panick-shot it in the head from a crossbow, then it got stuck in a couple trees. So by the 4th shot it started flying away, dropped out of sight unconscious, only to be 30 feet from me. So i was able to get that at the same time. Of all the times I curse the piss-poor pathing of tamed creatures, this is one time said pathing helped.
  20. 4 points
    Newcomers story Hi all, I suppose those who are reading the forums have played for a long time, but I felt like telling a newcomers story might be fun for some of you guys. I'm completely new to the game, downloaded it perhaps a week ago and decided I'd start playing local to find out which buttons to press and what to do to survive. I suppose there's always something left to learn, but to get started it was probably a good idea. And while I did die a few times, the recent story of a survival might be much more interesting. Ok, so I started out alone on that island (well it felt like an island - I haven't been around it, yet) and started learning. I crafted some clothes, basic tools, built a first hut, a campfire. Good. Things started to work. I started taming a few dinos. Things seemed easy. There were plenty of berries everywhere - so I never felt short on food. Stone and wood were a plenty. The only shortage was on hide, so I could never come up with a saddle or a workbench or anything that requires large amounts of hide. Creating a hide-set or armor was a major undertaking, but I did it and the dinos supplied me with plenty of carrying capacity, albeit not riding possibility. My little family had grown to consist of a stegosaurus, a trike, a friendly parasaurus and 2 friendly little Lystrosaurus, a pair to be precise. I have set them to breeding, but nothing has happened, yet. I started to feel confident, despite some unfortunate deaths. I was still lacking hide and I desired to saddle at least one of my dinos. So I eventually decided to explore a nearby swamp. I had noticed this area to be more dangerous for several reasons. One of which was I had died to a Titanoboa when I had got lost a few days earlier. However I had also seen instructions on how to get a lot of hide from these animals and I was willing to take up on them. This time knowing what to expect and being prepared (with stimulants and weapons and tactics and most of all my trike, who had proven a capable fighter when attacked by a raptor on the beach). So I took my usual exploration team (Trike + Para) and went out into the swamp, as usual collecting some stuff along the way. I was amazed when I stumbled upon those huge Paraceratherium, that felt very peaceful there. So I slowly made my way forward into the swamp. Everything seemed fine, but my prey (the Titanoboa) was nowhere to be seen. Then, suddenly everything changed. I literally stumbled upon a Sarcosuchus. It was suddenly in front of me and attacked. I immediately retreated trying to find a tactical position, but my trike attacked selflessly while my parasaur (though set to flee and follow at distance) seemed to hug me in fear. It was permanently in my way not allowing me to fight. I had no idea how the trike and sarco would match up. Despite the fact that it had proven it's fighting ability this was certainly an enemy of a class I had never matched up again. I was not willing to run - I liked my creatures and I had spent some effort taming them. Besides they were stuffed with goods. I started shooting the sarco with arrows. Despite many words here, these events didn't take very long and soon my trike went down. The victorious Sarco however ran around the body of my trike and I kept shooting. Then I didn't trust my eyes as the Sarco stopped moving. I was expecting it to be unconscious, since I thought I was shooting paralyzing arrows. It was quite a while later that I realized I had switched to stone-heads (since the paralyzers are useless against the boa anyways). In the inventory of the Sarco I found a full leather suit and some other stuff, indicating that it had fed on another non-survivor earlier. Well - my Trike gone and probably my para, too (or maybe the para died in the oncoming events, I don't remember exactly) I was panting. That's been way too exciting for me. Well - I was alive and I had a dead Sarco and a dead trike in front of me - so make the best of it and harvest them. When I pulled out my axe, the boa attacked. The most unfortunate moment. I was poisoned immediately. I switched to spear and stupidly opened my inventory, since I thought I had the stimulants packed there. I then realized I had put them in the quick-access for convenient access. Well - things you do when you get rushed. Second time within a few minutes. I was nervous as hell. But after activating my stimulant, I switched weapon to spear and applied the tactics I had learned before. Move backwards and keep stabbing. It worked. I was drained (from the stimulant), panting and felt exhausted even from directing events here at my keyboard. But I was still alive. The poison had vanished, the Boa was dead, too, and I was alive. Oh well. The family had lost two of it's most reliable fellows, though. But I was still in the swamp. So I harvested the boa and tried to find my way out, keeping away from areas that looked even remotely dangerous. Without a suitable transport, the valuable prime-meat perished on my way home. I hadn't had any before and now it went to waste. But I made my way home. There I was ... trusted stone walls and inventory intact (except for the stuff on my two dinos) I was home. Now I have to mourn my two fellows. Oh... and get new ones, of course. And hopefully, finally get a saddle. So that's been my first days on Ark. What do you think? Should I abandon my local play and join a server? I like to coop.... and there's soooo much to learn, still. Anyways - I hope you guys had some fun reading. Regards, Eleusius.
  21. 4 points
    If you take it, keep it in PVE please, best way to take dino selfies.
  22. 4 points
    @Duffmek Yes the crystal wyverns are breedable by default no mods required. The other wyverns still can't though. As far as the taming bug, that's true of all passive tames actually. If someone else fails a passive tame it will bug them out. But! There's a fix for that. KO it and let it wake up and that will reset it to be tameable again. This has been a longstanding issue with passive tames not specific to the crystal wyverns.
  23. 4 points
    well considering almost every complaint on the forums is official only problems it's hard for that to not be the answer to most problems.
  24. 4 points
    Man Wildcard you have the worst fans, I'm so sorry. You should charge for your updates. Maybe that would get some of these children to appreciate what "post-launch content" is.
  25. 4 points
    Pretty sure the taming is broken on it too. Twenty plus minutes between kibble feedings. I used up twenty metal bolas over twenty minutes and could only get one feeding in. This is such crap. What a waste of materials. Anybody that works on this game should be tied up and forced to personally waste their time taming a 150 of every new creature they put in this game so they can understand how ridiculous their garbage is.
  26. 4 points
    Timecapsule Servers Before TEK suits and replicators, survivors experienced the Island in a much different way. Traversing the landscape provided unique challenges without many of the creatures we know and love. It might be hard to imagine The Island without the Redwoods biome or the numerous caves that have been added but earlier survivors will have distinct memories of this era in ARK’s history. Many of the latest creatures that serve as companions, utility, and defense in ARK’s modern era weren’t a concept yet. Time capsule servers will offer a unique perspective and highlight the progression of ARK’s content, lore, and community when compared to the current day. While we’re happy to take this trip down memory lane it’s important to remember that Timecapsule servers are a snapshot of a moment in time. They won’t receive any customer service support or future updates. The Timecapsule Experience Here are a few notable features of the 2015 Timecapsule build: No TEK Engrams No fabricated snipers, compound bows, pump action shotguns or longneck rifles Flyer speed can be increased If you'd like to take a look at ARK in its most primitive days, you'll need to opt into our special branch in your steam ARK configuration. You can do so by following the steps below: 1) Right-click on the ARK game in your Steam library and select "properties" 2) Select the "Beta" tab 3) Locate "timecapsule" in the drop-down menu and select that. 4) Select close, patch ARK, and remember to launch the game without BattlEye then go forth and punch trees!
  27. 4 points
  28. 4 points
    lmao imagine 2x breeding rates. The rates are already that on both official and small tribes.
  29. 4 points
    i dont see why u doing a 2x breeding considering we already got 2x breeding why not match it 4x with all the other stats because if not the event is not even worth it
  30. 4 points
  31. 4 points
    If its "time to listen" then listen to your community!!!!! You are more into political moves than making moves and fixing your game we've had bugs and a whole range of crap since release that has never been fixed. How about Wildcard practices what they preach and actually LISTEN?
  32. 4 points
    Today I got another high level Rex at Carno island. Was having fun farming the island for a good bit and got lucky on a 145 Rex. I decided to bring it home and build a big raft made of stone to snuck him in there. I thought things were going as planned, well until I got attacked.... AGAIN. I didn't know this creatures existed and now im reminded of them, LEEDSICHTHYS. I knew i was in trouble when i was seeing big damage numbers on the raft that i built, so i tried as hard as i could to get as close to land as possible and it worked out for me somehow. 200+ hrs in and I still don't know that there are creatures like this in the game lol.
  33. 4 points
    Today was such a great day on the island. Was able to finally craft the chemistry bench and industrial cooker. However all of that was overshadowed by despair... While i was flying on my Argentavis a rare sighting... UNICORN. It was all perfect timing i could bring it to my argentavis' claws and bring it to my home taming pen. As I put it down, I missed so i had to return and bring it back (keep in mind i also have my first otter tame on the beak of my argent. 2 for 1). I turned and went to take it on my claws again, and finally i was able to shoot it on my taming pen. Little did I know... DESPAIR was approaching... As i turned a pack of 4 raptors came sprinting... I tried to stop them but they were too many. Two of them managed to get up the ramp and into the taming pen were the unicorn was trapped.. I tried to help it with all my might but to no avail. Due to the ongoing chaos I dropped the Otter and he got munched on by the raptors... As I realized what had just happened, only one feeling came cruising over my body... RAGE At this moment I never felt bloodlust so powerful that even in death of the raptors, I was hitting air just to prove not a speck of them was left. From this day forth, every raptor I come across... MUST DIE EDIT: I love Ark so much lol, here's the 2 Otters I tamed right after all that happened. Tit for Tat I guess.
  34. 4 points
    Aight today started with the joys and hopes and dreams from my last play period... and ended with death and sadness. I started my day full of good spirit and a plan. I spent about 10-15 mins grinding out a trap and tranqs. The trap was from syntac’s ultimate ark aberration videos. I had realized that because my last ravager was dead I still had no battle mount. About 20mins later and no high lvl ravagers I spotted a drop. Now I had been hitting up drops ever since I had gotten my glider suit. This is when the real fun started I looked into the drop and what do I see.. nothing but a asc ravager saddle!! Now it wasn’t a bp but if I did tame a ravager this would make it my battle mount and a good one at that. I had begun to glide back home and forgot I was holding shift. I was looking at the tree ceiling and suddenly began to fall into the water. Now no biggie I’ll just swim back to shore and walk back I wasn’t far. Didn’t even make it back to shore. You were killed by piranhas(100001) or something. Ok I’ll walk back. 2 feet from the beach and I got the message you were killed by a lvl 219 basilisk..... aight I’ll come from the cliff coming down a, carno killed me. A little frustrated I tried again, nearly got to my stuff when a spino and karkinos rolled up like family on a holiday. Dead again. Now the area around my stuff was littered with little green lights. I’ll spare the details but before I got my stuff back there were many many more green lights. Ugh. I headed back to base and logged. The asc saddle was nice but the death was not. Wasted my entire playtime just getting killed... hope you guys have better stories here is a screenshot of my dinky little base i cant seem to add a gliding screenshot...
  35. 4 points
    I started on the Centre not long after release, then moved servers when my original was deemed legacy. I've only just (in the last 6 months) moved to Ragnarok due to immense server lag, server down time and disconnects. I love the Centre, but it's only since I moved that I've realised that it lacks on so many Dino's. For such a large map, I don't see any reason why spawns can't be implemented. Griffin's on the floating island is a great idea for one. Fire Wyverns spawning over burnt Island with sulphur nodes. Ice Wyverns over one of the snowy mountains. Mantis on Lava. The chance for a Death Worm on the burnt side of half burnt Island. Cliff platforms should be an unlockable engram too. The jungle isles were built for them!
  36. 4 points
    u know saying black lives matter is kinda racist touching this to kids would make them think other races dont matter how about all lives matter
  37. 4 points
    1 day before.Ppl probably set plans at start of week for days off.this is not acceptable.there needs a given time for issues like this so that you dont fail the community
  38. 4 points
    Typical Americans. Not everyone lives in the U.S. But yeah, let's make the world wait and watch while we deal with our problems.
  39. 3 points
    Version 46 available. http://www.miragesoftware.co.uk/ARK/Apps/ARKViewer46.zip Drawn map markers for tamed creatures would not re-draw on tribe selection change. Thanks @Norlinri Co-ords were still a little out for Crystal Isles, now updated with the values provided by @Larkfields Added a few friendly name translations for various S+ structures I've used recently that didn't have them. Added Crystal Isles Obelisk locations. Updated wyvern nest check to be more generic and now identify the content of CI wyvern nests. I also attempted to reproduce the issue reported by @LithiumFlower but unfortunately deleting my .arkprofile/.arktribe files still allowed me to load the last downloaded .ark world save without any error.
  40. 3 points
    People are fed up with Wild Cards 5 years of incompetence. The complaining wont stop until Wild Cards behavior changes, with the way they treat their customers and the way they implement changes. The product manager also needs to start listening to the customers and doing his job, time and time again people are requesting character backups in the game suggestions section and not getting it.
  41. 3 points
  42. 3 points
    Pretty sure wood has never had a reduced weight in an argy. Carry a beaver with it to help.
  43. 3 points
    We have never been aggressive towards anyone, there are multiple people complaining that the box tribes keep leaving tames on the obi. They talk a lot of trash not just to us but to everyone. They were clearly not in between bosses because we spent the day farming for the artifacts etc and those tames were there all day, by the sounds of it they have been a permanent fixture. We refuse to be bullied it's that simple. It is agaisnt the COC to leave tames on the obelisk however it's not against the COC to send them in to clear the space. We did what we felt was right, that was to stand up to them. Your entitled to your opinion thats fine but not many of us agree with it. You seem like a person that has never been bullied, or you just back and be quite and take it. I'm sorry but that's not the way I work. If anyone bullies me in or out of game I won't stand back and take it that's for sure
  44. 3 points
    dang my story jsut got deleted.... guess ill retype. so yesterday started with a plan and a will to follow through. me and Era are working on taming an argent so that we could increase the metal we are harvesting. any how i had started to kite a couple of argents over to the base(note here this is important we didn't have a trap yet) while Era started to craft tranqs. got the argent over near the base and we both started tranqing them. well after about 3 deaths and 20 mins later we decided we were getting nowhere. i quickli ground out a trap but the argents wouldn't go in. the entire time Era is still tranqing the argents and they start running at the same time, but in different directions. we decided to go after the higher lvl one but rigght before we took off i had to go. leaving the argent in Eras hands i logged and headed out to work on our boat. later i get the text that a titanoboa had nearly killed Era and he had lsot the argent. poo. the next day (today) me and Era decided to try yet again for an argent but be prepared this time. i built a trap he farmed tranq darts and in no time we were sitting pretty with our taming set. i set out to find another good argent and Era went to get some metal. after about 15 mins i was heading back without an argent in tow but Era had spotted one. Era and i went out together again to try and tame said argent. the trapping and knocking went well (being prepared helps some) but right as i had gotten some prime i hit the argent with a barrel roll from my ptera and knocked a good 35% taming effect off . we set the argent up to tame and then went to see if we could find some blue gems as we wanted glider suits. Era went north and i went south. I found a griffin trench and it had all varieties of gems so i went in to try and get them. i don't know if they are glitched or are just meant to be pretty but i could pick them!! deciding that the nest might work i flew up to one , hopped of my ptera , and proceded to fall to my death... thank you fully imprinted pteradon . any how i spawned back with the idea to breed up new pteradon an as im spawning i hear a rex roar... now we had rexes spawn nearby before but not this close and never such a high lvl. after a hard battle our valiant trike killed the behemoth but not before losing our trusty phioma. after that i hatched 2 pterodons and logged. Era will finish raising them and imprinting so that we can try again next time.
  45. 3 points
    That requires actual coding and effort. Devs aren't too keen.
  46. 3 points
    ARK Viewer 44 now available. http://www.miragesoftware.co.uk/ARK/Apps/ARKViewer44.zip Features Astral ARK map support @Norlinri
  47. 3 points
    Set up a singleplayer how you like it then go for an "Ultimate ARK" type play-through. I started a playthrough before Syntac even started that series but I've been having a blast. You play through the maps without transferring between them until you finish the bosses of that map and move on. The Island -> Scorched Earth -> Aberration -> Extinction -> Gen1 -> Gen2 -> The Center/Ragnarok/Valguero/Crystal Isles + Transfers open up between all maps.
  48. 3 points
    What injustice. The black on white crime?? Which is waaaaay waaaaay higher? Or the adult black males 18-45 only accounting for 5% of the country accounting for over 50% of all violent crime? Or how about way more white die to cops than blacks even with per capita?? Which part???
  49. 3 points
    i bet yall saying this is BS say all live matter huh
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