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  1. It's not early game though it is end game. Genesis II is designed for being the map once people have survived the Island and all DLC maps as the story depicts. The Island is basic/primitive survival (early game), by the time you get to Genesis II you will already be advanced with tek and bosses etc. So it makes sense for an end game map to be more advanced. Wildcard have certainly not destroyed Ark, they've just progressed their story to the end.
    18 points
  2. Only a week? That sucks for the people who work for a living! Come on guys
    16 points
  3. 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.
    16 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. Can you guys PLEASE increase the amount of items obtained from spooky piles? We've got lots of bones but not nearly enough pumpkins, tombstones, or scarecrows to make the event stuff with
    12 points
  6. if you dont want to do a crunch with info just dont do one
    10 points
  7. 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.)
    10 points
  8. 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...
    10 points
  9. please add a item that allows us to see gestating animal baby stats so we dont have to leave 100 animals or more out for mutations. it would help with tame cap problems thank you.
    10 points
  10. 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
  11. Introduction! Hey all, Welcome to my creature submission for Fjordur! You can read what I wrote below for the full Dossier text, along with some extra information, and a viewable Dossier that I myself along with two artists created! Credit largely goes to them Myotragus Dossier Text Wild On the surface, Myotragus sensorem looks like a regular mountain goat. Upon closer inspection however, this creature is a lucky thing to come across. In the wild, Myotragus sensorem is passive, though defensive when attacked. Myotragus are capable of scaling the steep slopes of the mountainous regions. This verticality, combined with their high fortitude when in the presence of certain resources, makes them a dangerous foe if they are attacked in areas containing high quantities of materials often useful to survivors. The sharpened horns of Myotragus allow them to pierce the flesh of creatures and survivors alike, causing them to bleed. Combined with this, Myotragus are about as large as an adult survivor. Thus, it is wise to avoid violent confrontation with Myotragus unless necessary. Domesticated Perhaps the most unique capability of Myotragus is its strange propensity to sensing various local resource deposits along with creatures in a given area. Tribes have found that upon showing Myotragus specific resources, it will point its human companion in the right direction. While Myotragus are not effective gatherers on their own, they have the unique ability of having an easier time carrying the resources which they can sense. This makes them efficient at helping survivors find resources to then carry back to their encampments with ease. The unique jump-height, verticality, and weight carrying capacity of Myotragus, combined with its ability to sense local resources, makes it an excellent companion to have in these harsh lands. Utility With the Dossier out of the way, let's get into the details of the Myotragus. This goat has the utility of 'sensing' resources, but also creatures in a given area. My pitch, is that the radius of this sensing ability can be extended via level-ups, or it could be tied to level in some way. Also, when a Myotragus spawns, it could work similar to the Gacha on Extinction, where it has special capabilities with a random set of resources. The gacha can create those resources, but the Myotragus can instead be able to sense them and carry them with weight reduction. A list of resources may include the following: Raw Metal Obsidian Crystal Gems Oil Sap Sulfur Silica Pearls Black Pearls Fungal Wood Raw Salt Then, the second utility ability of the Myotragus could be that it can similarly sense a random set of creatures, somewhat like the Parasaur but from a much greater distance, only sensing Wild creatures specifically. In my eyes, this can act like a vanilla replacement for mods like S+ that help you track down creatures by just typing their name in. The Myotragus instead can be a balanced approach to this. It would encourage taming lots of them if each one could have drastically different preferred creatures, perhaps 5-8. This way, if you wanted to find one creature or another, you would pick your tamed goat which is especially fond of that creature, and journey out into the lands of Fjordur. Third, I would suggest that the Myotragus can track down Explorer Notes, much like the Direwolf. Except instead, they could detect them from a much larger range. Perhaps tying into a level-up ability increasing the range? As a player who very much enjoys collecting notes for the satisfaction, having this creature on any other map would make it so much easier. Lastly, Myotragus could be a second source of Mutton, as currently the Ovis is the only creature which can be harvested for such meat. That said, I would suggest making the yield from mutton far lower than Ovis, so that it still has dominance in the field of harvesting mutton. Perhaps for every 10 Raw Mutton an ovis grants, the Myo only gets 1-2. The following resources could be obtained from harvesting Myotragus: Raw Mutton Hide Pelt Combat The Myotragus is perhaps most comparable to the male Megaloceros, except both male and female Myotragus have horns. Beyond the sensing ability of the horns, they are also sharp and can deliver serious bleed damage to opponents. In the wild, Myotragus act similar to Pachycephalosaurus, where they will not attack unless provoked. Overall, nothing immensely special, but the Myotragus can deliver enough damage to defend itself and fight off any would-be attackers. It could also be said that Myotragus get buffed when near the creatures that they have a fondness towards sensing / seeking, giving them an actual damage and resistance buff. Perhaps this could be applied for both wild and tamed creatures of the specific type that it likes. Travel Lastly, the goat can be great for traversal, and here's why! As shown in the Dossier, the suggested ability of Myotragus is to be able to walk up very steep surfaces. It does not have to be as extreme as the example shown on the left-hand side in verticality, but it could be comparable to the ability of the Tek Boots, allowing you to go up much steeper cliffs than most creatures, or than how you could as a Survivor on foot. Myotragus could have decent stamina, a fantastic and large jump-height (as seen in goats in the real world), and take far reduced, or perhaps no fall damage whatsoever. Taming Taming Myotragus is a somewhat difficult task, and requires a fairly wide variety of resources. First, survivors must drop a resource on the ground near Myotragus in order to test if their horns indicate that they are excited. After isolating which resource(s) do this, survivors can then drop the resource on the ground (much like with Gachas), which causes the Myotragus to get very excited, and pick up / carry the item, using its horns. After a certain amount of time, the Myotragus will feel like picking up more of its favorite resources, but if it is given the same one repeatedly, the taming effectiveness will go down. Conclusion I hope you like my pitch! Please upvote the Myotragus if this is a creature that appeals to you, and you want more unique mechanics! We don't quite have anything in the base game that can 'track down' specific resources or creatures like this, and so I'm really into this idea!
    9 points
  12. Please increase the amount of pumpkins, tombstones, and scarecrows the spooky piles give. Gathering them is a massive pain currently
    9 points
  13. Everyone is so ungrateful lol, go play a boosted unofficial if you want higher rates all the time. Thank you WC!
    9 points
  14. Many comments on these crunches are negative, so I'd like to take a moment to thank Wildcard for bringing us this amazing game. No matter how buggy it is, we all keep coming back due to how damn enjoyable the gameplay is. Keep doing what you're doing, Wildcard. We all appreciate you!
    9 points
  15. "Early Bird" title : Post count below 10: Hyperbole about the game being destroyed:
    9 points
  16. 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
  17. please consider adding a item to allow us to see the stats of gestating baby animals so we dont have to leave out hundreds of animals for mutations and we can put away the animals that dont have the mutations we want. it will help with alot of issues. thank you
    8 points
  18. 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.
    8 points
  19. BOOO THE SINOMACROPS WAS THE 3RD PLACE ONLY BC PLAYERS WERE TOLD TO VOTE FOR IT BY A YOUTUBER, THAT IS THE WHOLE REASON IT WAS PLACED FIRST IN THE SUGGESTIONS, PEOPLE DIDN'T VOTE FOR IT EVEN A 20TH AS MUCH AS THEY VOTED FOR THE CARCHARODONTOSAURUS
    8 points
  20. And this is why you don't vote for a creature because of its concept, non-official abilities. Good job everyone! Coulda had carcharo or livyatan, but we got a Thyla with extra abilities. Edit: My opinion on the creature has changed quite a bit since it was first announced. This is because of 2 reasons. One, I think this creature could be great if done right. Two, there is a near guaranteed chance carcharo will be added, whether it be in ARK 2, a future update, or even the 3rd lost island creature. I'm not mad anymore about Dinopithecus winning, and congrats to UpFromTheDepths for winning!
    8 points
  21. This is the best news I could ever hear about Ark 2
    8 points
  22. We’ve had our heads down as we push to get ARK: Genesis Part 2 across the finish line, and we’d like to take pause and touch base with an update for our community. Firstly, here’s the reveal of the ARK Genesis 2 Main Theme Music, and Key Art -- which contains an important message that’s further explained below: Download image in full resolution This final chapter of the ARK: Survival Evolved story is by far the most intricate and ambitious expansion we’ve yet created! We’re so excited to share it with you and proud of the team’s immense efforts, creativity, and passion. We truly believe Genesis 2 will be something special, and a fitting story conclusion to the journey you’ve taken with us in ARK over the past 6 years, and hope our players will feel likewise! As many of you are aware, we transitioned to a fully-remote working environment at the beginning of last year. Shifting from a collaborative in-office workflow to remote comes with unique challenges. The massive scope of Genesis Part 2, and our personally set challenge of ending ARK 1 with a bang, was compounded by the team having to work from home all the way through the forthcoming release. We have made the decision to delay the launch by one week, until June the 2nd. Just in time for the 6th Anniversary of ARK! This was a difficult decision for us, since we’re as eager to get Genesis 2 into your hands as you are to play it--but ultimately we feel it’s the right decision to get the new content to our players in the best way on launch day, simultaneously across Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox, and PlayStation. We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play Genesis Part 2 and take the first steps to the end -- or a new beginning? -- that you will agree the wait will have been worth it! As HLN-A would say, “Hang in there, Survivors!” -- we’re almost home. - The Studio Wildcard Team P.S. Astrodelphis! (AKA Space Dolphins!) Curious and inquisitive, the swift Astrodelphis may look like the cetaceans that once swam in Earth's oceans but this variation had loftier dreams and made an interstellar home amongst the stars, evolving unique traits. Equip a Starwing Saddle, and you have a sentient spacecraft capable of blasting targets into oblivion.
    8 points
  23. This is simply hilarious! "Welcome to another Community Crunch. Soon we will tell you about some things. No Evo. Bye" Seriously? Sooo..... no info? At all? Nothing about the transfers being opened? It's been 2 months (Dec 14th + 2 months = Feb 14th) and as 2 months is now the time period servers remain closed for after their release people are expecting to see them open. OR JUST SOME SORT OF HINT ABOUT WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN WOULD BE A MARKED IMPROVEMENT OVER THIS! Honestly, the continuation of this farcical "weekly info update" is now nothing more than: "Hey, here is yet more stuff people have done that we have had absolutely nothing to do with but will use to pad out the complete nothing it has taken us a whole week to not do". The fact that someone really does get paid actual money to avoid doing anything other than repost fan-art is genuinely shocking.
    7 points
  24. Same old poop every time. Minimum effort. Typical Wildcard.
    7 points
  25. My submission for the next Ark vote is Titanoceratops scutigerulus, a massive powerhouse of a ceratopsian capable of easily destroying defenses, breaking through metal dino gates like a battering ram, ignoring all placed traps, and fighting off Ark’s deadliest theropod the Giga. Through a labor of love I’ve designed not just a dossier but actual in game quality concept art for this animal. Abilities: It’s main two damage abilities are dealing high amounts of damage to both creatures of higher drag weight (scaling up as the drag weight scales) and dealing high damage to gates and doors up to metal behemoth gates. The trade off for dealing damage to metal is that it must consume raw metal (around 5 to 10 metal per 5 seconds, it allows for a 30 second window to damage metal and has a cool down that lasts for around a minute) through a stance change that makes it slower as a trade off similar to the Magmasaurs’s smelting ability minus the smelting. While it does mediocre damage to metal structures in this state it does high amounts of damage to doors and dino gates making it effectively a battering ram. As for it’s Giga slaying abilities, it will be able to resist it’s gnash and deal higher damage to it than other creatures due to it’s increased drag weight damage. It’s also particularly well protected from the front having a high damage resistance to both it’s frill and legs, this paired with the anti bleed effect and high health make it a great defense against Ark’s largest and deadliest theropod. It’s other prime function is acting as a tower shield for large dinos up to the height of a rex, it’s great for effectively tanking huge amounts of bullets and explosives with little damage. In addition when multiple Titanoceratops are near they gain a herd buff that increases the damage resistance and gives a buff to nearby saddleless dinos, it however does not effect dinos with natural armor like the Reaper and Shadowmane. It can also pivot in place similar to a Rock Golem allowing it to defend against attackers from any angle. Other major abilities of the Titanoceratops are the resistance to all placed traps such as bear traps or spike walls, explosives placed on the ground also deal less damage to it. When the herd bonus is active the eyespots on it’s frill appear and light up similar to the plate change on the TLC Stego. The rider sits on a saddle latched onto the back of it’s frill allowing for a high vantage point across the battlefield (I’m still toying with the concept of adding a second rider on it’s back as a protective gunner). As for gathering it’s a fairly basic gatherer of wood, thatch, and berries but has a very high weight and health making it a good safe pack animal. The specific attacks are a horn swing that does a high amount of damage, a “stance change” that transitions it into it’s metal damaging mode, and a short ram attack that thrusts the animal forward for a high knock back attack good for pushing away enemies and damaging doors. Wild: Titanoceratops can be found around mountainous regions usually around high concentrations of metal either alone or in a small group, they are fairly peaceful unless provoked or attack similar to Dire Bears. They can easily contend with many of the region’s predators like rexes and sabertooths although they are ignored by most small predators. They will ignore you while wearing ghillie however they will become aggressive if approached too closely. In the wild they also cannot damage metal but can damage stone structures. Taming: In order to tame a Titanoceratops you need either a catapult or cannon to knock it out, likely on the back of a Paracer or placed in a trap. They’re not difficult to kite as they’re not very fast so that can be a good and less expensive option but for those looking for a trap they need to use metal structures, bear traps are ill advised as they essentially destroy them while walking over them and completely ignore it’s effects. As for taming food you will need Exceptional kibble or various crops and berries, they need a lot of food and Narcotic so pack a fair bit as this tame can wake up fairly quickly. Once tamed they will act as a beast of burden, a powerful siege beast and living battering ram, a counter to various large creatures including Gigas, and potentially a boss fighter. Weaknesses: While the Titanoceratops is exceptionally powerful it has it’s drawbacks, it can only fit through behemoth gates as it’s size is on par with a rex or mammoth. It’s particularly slow and while it can turn in place it still can’t out turn the faster mounts like raptors, in addition it’s a very slow swimmer and is not advisable to use around wet environments. It’s backside is also fairly unprotected, even with a saddle hitting it from behind will deal massive amounts of damage to it. It’s also very vulnerable from above and can be taken out by fliers with ease. The rider perched on the high saddle is vulnerable to being grabbed by fliers and to sniper fire, being a particularly easy target. It’s also fairly weak to fire weapons, flamethrowers, fire arrows, wyverns, and fire pitch catapults will deal lots of damage to the creature more so than others. Final Notes: I wanted the Titanoceratops to fill the niche other ceratopsians in Ark should have filled, Trikes and Pachyrhinos are particularly weak in game and it bothers me that such powerful animals are ignored in favor of carnivores. I wanted a ceratopsian that could defeat carnivores without breaking a sweat and being large powerhouses players would use late game. These animals in real life were strong enough to fight off tyrannosaurs and were true spectacles of both raw power and incredible diversity, they were truly the most impressive ornithischians to have existed. I also wanted to suggest a powerful and impressive creature that people would enjoy, something both striking and utterly massive. It was also a chance to flex my art skills at designing an Ark creature with both accurate anatomy and the signature Ark style. I have talked in the past about possibly applying for a job at Wildcard as a creature concept artist and wanted to prove to myself that I was able to design something both devs and players would enjoy, I do not think I will apply as I still have a lot of learning to do however this experience has been quite a trip and I am happy that I got to share my labor of love with this wonderful and creative community. I hope you all enjoy and if there’s any suggestions or ideas for this leave them down in the comments. OnFire944 made a short video with a size comparison between it and the other ceratopsians in game, it’s a really nice short video summary on some of this creature’s abilities. I highly recommend you check it out. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P_uziSb-umk&feature=youtu.be
    7 points
  26. It is time for me to once again ask wildcard to please add a item that allows us to see the stats on gestating baby animals so that we don't have to leave out hundreds of animals needlessly for one mutation!!!!!!!
    7 points
  27. Download in high resolution Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! In the lead-up to the release of the Lost Island, a free DLC map coming later this year, we've been engaging the community and seeing what creatures you'd like to see on the upcoming release. During the first-ever official community vote, we saw a heated race as we narrowed down which creature would be one of the 3 new creatures that release with Lost Island. Although Dinopithecus emerged as the clear winner, today we may have an addition that's fairly familiar to the community and the final creature being added to Lost Island! Download in high resolution Sinomacrops bondei is a friendly and curious little pterosaur. It may approach and investigate unfamiliar creatures, but Sinomacrops does spook easily. When threatened, it will unfurl its wings to reveal deimatic eyespots in an attempt to confuse or scare predators away. Still, Sinomacrops seems to be a highly intelligent creature that craves social interaction. While it's normally curious and friendly, Sinomacrops' adorably oversized mouth turns into a deadly weapon at the slightest sight and smell of insects. Even alone, this cute little critter can take down insects far larger than itself. Unfortunately, this means that armor made from chitinous plates is going to trigger an attack response from the otherwise sweet-hearted pterosaur. Taming a Sinomacrops is fairly straightforward (in theory) -- just feed them without scaring them. Once tamed, they absolutely love travelling with their humans, and prefer to cling to them whenever possible. Not only are they sociable, but they're fiercely protective once bonded. Any small creature approaching someone with a tame Sinomacrops will be met with its flashing eyespots and piercing shriek. That’s usually enough to stun an undersized interloper. For such a small flier, Sinomacrops can carry surprisingly heavy loads. It can even support the weight of a fully-grown human adult, though it will struggle to gain altitude. Still, any creature companion that can double as a glider and parachute is invaluable for anyone traversing an ARK... as long as they bring plenty of snacks for their new friend. Download in high resolution It's that time where we introduce new projects in the sponsored mod program! Our first set of picks for the year is ready for you to enjoy. The ARK Sponsored Mod Program is also now accepting applications for the next selection, you will be able to apply until October 5th. Don't forget to submit your projects at https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/modding/apply-for-sponsorship/. Alemia Alemia is a map project that reworks many aspects of the game to take the player on a challenging survival adventure without any trace of technology. You'll find new structures and mechanics for crafting, exploration, taming and harvesting. And if that's not enough for you, there are many dungeons hiding underground... Alemia awaits. Check out Alemia ARK Genomes - Extinction Evolved ARK Genomes brings forth a significant overhaul. Complete with challenges, a new tiered improvement system for creatures, and it's own story flow. Take on difficult challenges to fight off the corruption of element, gain new rewards and raise your tames through multiple stages of genetic evolution! Check out ARK Genomes - Extinction Evolved An ARK Evolution Event is active until Tuesday the 7th with the following EVO perks on all Official Servers! 2X Taming 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation) 2X Harvesting 2X XP 2X Hexagon Bonus Creator: Finn Reinhardt Want to see what happens when some well-known creators and players from the PvP and ARK community hide valuable items on an Official Server? Check out this amazing cinematic story from Finn Reinhardt! Creator: Sefiro Ultima Learn one of the more complex builds to pull off in ARK, the spiral staircase! Genesis 2 by @co3na3 [VN] Pet me mommy ! by Ampraeh I can haz element? by nezuyu Genesis 2 Vibes by Firefly VELUKO#6347 Ares#2032 The Amazing "Gacha" by Oriah @slime_of_toilet Matte iru Lietz | Comms Open#2149 @ARKLove9 Sayvaris Wishing you a happy Labor Day! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    7 points
  28. There is no tldr. This is mainly for the developers. Let me preface this by saying, The concept is brilliant. When the game works, its FUN. The other 80% of the time? Not so much. About me. Started playing games back when the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy came in an awesome box that got packaged with pocket fluff. Ive worked as a QA tester and helped in the design process for a Marvel licensed game that never saw the light of day. I would like to think I have some experience in the industry. I am new to ark. A result of recent push in their latest marketing efforts. According to all intents and purposes, I am exactly the type of ‘new player’ they are trying to bring into the game, and let me tell you my experience has been HORRIBLE. I have been on ark for approx. 2 months as of this writing and I would not recommend this game to my worst enemy. Yet im addicted. Havent played another game during these two months. That should tell you something. You vets have your own horror stories spanning years of ark. You guys keep the ship afloat. But the ‘new player’ is vital to the life of any game. I heard of ark and never gave it thought. Dinos. Meh. Then through some deal on Epic, downloaded and tried it out. Ark is not a game that holds your hands. Cool. I ascended to a new level of patience after Dark Souls. I can handle anything. Ark seriously tests those limits. I get not holding your hand as a new player, and Im fine with that, so constantly being eaten by raptors make for funny youtube videos. But when you chose your spawn point, and the game spawns you across the map for no apparent reason, one could understand the frustration/confusion. But a new player wouldn’t understand why they cant complete a simple corpse run when the entire map is blocked by miles of player structures and dino gates. Only later in the game did I understand why this was. After my hard earned and fought for newbie gear and early weapons decayed for the 3rd time. I put down the game. This was my first experience. Some months later, I picked it up again. Confused why dinos were wearing Santa hats and a Christmas Raptor was delivering gifts. Events are events, cool, and I progressed no further this run, starving because there is no place to put a simple campfire. I put the game down a 2nd time. This time uninstalled to clear up space. Again, some months later I decided to give the game a serious go. (Marketing should be rewarded). I finally figured out how to tame dinos, built a starter base only to have those efforts ruined because I followed the in game text on the loading screen. Join a tribe it says. So when a random newbie ran up and wanted me to join their tribe, I said sure. Little did I know everything I owned would now be lost. I felt I followed the games instructions, and was punished for it. Fortuntately, a high lvl player saw my plight and helped me out. This is the ONLY reason I continued playing, because up until this moment I was not having fun. Its common for newbies to get help from players, that’s the nature of the business. They do hard work for gaming companies by keeping people interested. But it shouldnt be a crutch. These next two months have been fun. I lived on the island and slowly build up as I learned the game. Things were manageable, until Gen2. I began to see cracks not just in the game, but in the company Wild Card. You see I knew nothing about the history of ark, its bugs, and treatment of players. For those not familiar with ark, this is my best understanding: Everything costs time. Lets say you want to tame a low level dino. You cant just walk up to it and click ‘tame’. You have to prepare. First you need the right tools to either knock it out or capture it. Then once you have it in your clutches, you have to feed it the right “bait”. A fast tame can take a couple minutes, others can take HOURS. Then, depending on the dino, before you can ride it you have to farm for, and craft a saddle. Once you have your dino, there is care and feeding. If you disappear from the game for , lets say vacation, your new dino just might starve and die. Structures have a decay timer. If you are gone from the game too long, we’re talking weeks not months, everything you have is deleted from the game. You are forced to log in just to maintain your investment of TIME. And this is where the problem comes in. When there is a bug unrelated to any of your actions that affects your character, it would make sense to be recompensed for your time lost right? Lets say for example, You go through the arduous process of preparing for, capturing and taming a difficult dino. Then, the server crashes. You log back in, only to find out those hours you spent are now wasted. Your dino is gone. You write to open a ticket and what is the response? I’ll copy it verbatim. Thank you for contacting Studio Wildcard Customer Support. We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with (insert issue here) We deeply apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused. We will let the development team know of this issue for you. Unfortunately, due to our internal policy, we are not able to restore any lost items. As Customer Support we are unable to fix or make any changes to the game in regards to this. If you would also like to let them know directly yourself, you may also fill out a separate report here. Or after clicking reply Thank you for contacting Studio Wildcard Customer Support. Unfortunately, support@survivetheark.com and support@survivetheark.zendesk.com email has been deactivated. Please visit https://support.survivetheark.com to submit a support ticket. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. Or Please know that the development team is aware and are currently looking into this. Unfortunately, as Customer Support we are unable to fix or make any changes to the game in regards to (insert issue here). If you would like to let them know directly yourself, you may also fill out a separate report here. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused. For those that don’t know, your value as a gamer, once you have purchased the game is TIME. Wonder why farmville charged you to speed up timers? In FTP games, its essential, in ark, it’s the main currency. Consider you have 4 hours allocated in a day for free time. What do you do with those 4 hours? What if 3 of those hours were erased after you spent them? This is ark. And imagine my horror to find out this has been going on for YEARS. And the player base has accepted it. Can we not DO something please?! I can accept the bugs, accept the server-wide lag, crashes, and everything else wrong with the game, if the company did something to help you recoup your lost time. Not from your OWN stupidity or bad choices. But just for logging into the game (see random login respawn, all inventory lost), or just for playing the game as they intended (see lost mission progress) To Ark: This is a brilliant game. Please support the players. Because as a new player, I have NO incentive to support any more of your projects. (Ark 2) And anyone I might have brought into the game will be warned, because I have no indication that YOU, the company, will be any better in Ark 2.
    7 points
  29. Please make this a primal only map even if it has to be separate from the other maps. Real dinos only and no tek
    7 points
  30. People seem to forget this is designed to be an ENDGAME map. Want basic survival then play on The Island.
    7 points
  31. We’re thrilled to share something special with our ARK Switch community! We’ve partnered up with a talented third-party developer to completely rewrite the ARK Switch code from the ground up with the latest version of Unreal Engine 4, to be released in September 2022! This new Switch experience will include enhancements and upgrades to bring it into line, visually and functionally, with the experience on Xbox One and PS4. We love how it’s shaping up, and feel confident you all will too! Prepare yourselves for a completely overhauled and updated ARK experience for Switch, with all of the features, visuals, and functionality of the other platforms! And, don’t worry, you will retain your progress and save data, it’s a win-win! And that’s not all! The epic adventure continues with the upcoming launch of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition on Switch in September 2022! It will be priced at $49.99 and packed with hundreds of hours of content, including the relaunch of ARK: Survival Evolved and Scorched Earth with the additional massive expansion packs to follow in the months ahead! ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition will include: ARK: Survival Evolved - revamped and updated to the latest version of Unreal Engine 4 with the features, visuals, and functionality of the other platforms, while maintaining existing save data and progression. Scorched Earth Expansion Pack (launching September 2022) Additional Expansion Packs added at 2-month intervals: Aberration, Extinction, and Genesis Parts 1 & 2 New cinematic story content to further expand the narrative of ARK: Survival Evolved. Young Explorers Mode: Take a journey through the epochs in this new educational game mode that invites families and kids to learn about the fascinating prehistoric creatures that inspired the game. Young Explorers Mode is appropriate for even the smallest of survivors! Custom server support powered by Nitrado server networks. All the improvements coming to the base ARK: Survival Evolved game will, of course, be FREE for everyone who already owns ARK: Survival Evolved on Nintendo Switch. Players who own the base game can also opt to purchase the Expansion Packs if they wish. Join us on this journey as we expand the story content and ARK universe in September 2022 and finally deliver the definitive ARK experience on Nintendo Switch!
    6 points
  32. 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.
    6 points
  33. *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
  34. 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
  35. Last year you increased the amount of headstones/scarecrows/pumpkins you got from each spooky pile to a chance of 1-5. Why has that reverted to 1 per again? It took me 3+ hours to pick up enough junk to craft four chibis. And I got a doedicurus, a party rex, and 2 ankylosaurus. That's really sad. Can you possibly increase the amount of items you get from piles, and the % of getting a new halloween chibi, instead of all the old things us veteran players already have loads of
    6 points
  36. Update - I'm no longer going to have time to do anything on this for the next couple of months. Finally got completion date and will be picking keys up to our new house today.
    6 points
  37. Summer can officially begin with the start of the upcoming Summer Bash event! Get ready to soak in some sun and have some fun with a community-favorite ARK event. From June 30th to July 14th the annual Summer Bash event will be underway. Relax by the beach with your tribemates or go on the hunt for newly released chibi pets! However you choose to spend your summer in ARK, Summer Bash is bound to cook up a lot of entertainment. -activeevent=Summer Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates. Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus Conquest: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus Summer Swirl Taffy Hula Dance Emote *NEW* Flip In Place Emote *NEW* Air Guitar Emote Air Drums Emote Mosh Pit Emote Archer Flex Emote Bicep Smooch Emote Inflatable T-Rex costume *NEW* 3 Hawaiian Shirt patterns *NEW* 3 Swimsuit patterns *NEW* Retro Sunglasses Skin *NEW* Floppy Straw Summer Hat Skin *NEW* Angler Hat Skin *NEW* Alpha Raptor Swim Bottom Skin Alpha Raptor Swim Top Skin Crab Fest Swim Bottom Skin Crab Fest Swim Top Skin Fish Bite Swim Bottom Skin Fish Bite Swim Top Skin Floral Swim Bottom Skin Floral Swim Top Skin Giga Poop Swim Bottom Skin Giga Poop Swim Top Skin Ichthy Isles Swim Bottom Skin Ichthy Isles Swim Top Skin T-Rex Swim Bottom Skin T-Rex Swim Top Skin Bulbdog-Print Shirt Skin Gasbags-Print Shirt Skin Ice Pop-Print Shirt Skin Sea Life-Print Shirt Skin Sunglasses Skin Uncle Sam Hat Skin Dino Uncle Sam Hat Skin Grilling Spatula Skin Water Soaker Skin Flying Disc Skin Fireworks Flaregun Skin Fireworks Rocket Launcher Skin Torch Sparkler Skin Maewing *NEW* Spacedolphin *NEW* Voidwyrm *NEW* Deal With It Dodo *NEW* Straw Hat Otter *NEW* Manta Ammonite Cnidaria Plesiosaur Astrocetus Dino Dark Blue Red White Dino Light Blue Dark Red Blue Light Grey Cream Cammo Orange MediumTeal DarkBlue LemonLime Peach Coral An ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is active on all platforms from now through June 21st, with the following EVO perks: 2X Breeding (egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation) 2X Taming 2X Harvesting 2X XP @N_Life93 - Managarmr @kawarayane - ARK Genesis Part 2 Rockwellium#0952 - Shadowmane O Abel joga - ARK Art AnaLoup90 - Scottish Kilt in Ark? Fubukii - Space Creatures @ARKLove9 @FPumpkin0214 @woahitsbandit murph_661 @SelinaDaol See you next week! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    6 points
  38. This is a topic that, as the name suggests, supports the addition of both dinopithecus and the sharkadon thingy. Yeah just add both.
    6 points
  39. Really excited to see a new creature submission in the works, I just hope it's managed a lot better than last time
    6 points
  40. It would be great fan service to add Carcharo as the third and final lost island creature, especially coming in as a photo finish 2nd place. Seeing how creative they were with the Amarga and monkey abilities, I think there’d be little worry about it potentially being a generic Rex alt. I really hope Carchar ends up as our 3rd creature. Also not going to be sore about it, congrats team monkey on your narrow victory
    6 points
  41. Most of us has heard about the new map coming soon™ I was wondering others views as personally i would love it to be a 'primitive' map up to metal tier but without any tek, including 'tek creatures' (manas, space things etc) just a proper ark original dino map. I love the convenience of tek, but i would love to go back to a dinosaur game, not sci-fi space shooter, which is impossible to play on official now. I don't know if i'm alone on this thought, but does anyone else share this view?
    6 points
  42. Make sure to tell them how "unhetical" and "sick" they are.
    6 points
  43. This thread is as useful as a Compass Blueprint.
    6 points
  44. You guys make it really hard for us to take you seriously at this point. Why do you guys have to do this literally less than a week before the actual release? You would've known this a month ago... People are excited to play your game and take time off work to play it and then you move the release. For the love of GOD, give the community a proper notice for ONCE. This happens every damn release you guys bring out.. it's ridiculous.
    6 points
  45. you combine the evo event into the valentines day event and still only give us a week?
    5 points
  46. If they can't fix ark 1 what makes anyone think ark 2 will be any better
    5 points
  47. Who ever is complaining about no Evo this weekend shut up. They don't have to give us these events but they do. So stfu.
    5 points
  48. Absolutel trash. It dosent surprise me the Ark community would vote for the dumbest dino on the list.
    5 points
  49. The entire team has been having a blast and enjoying all the Genesis 2 content you've been sharing. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! As the team continues to iterate on some bugs from the latest launch, we wanted to take this time and talk about something we've seen across the minds of the survivor community: Though Genesis 2 marks the end of the journey and the end of paid content for ARK 1, in terms of new content and new experiences: there is much more in the works! ARK's thriving community is full of talent and we'll be tapping into that talent for another community map to bring into the official fold later in the year. In addition to new maps, we're continuing to support the live-game with quality-of-life additions, TLC patches, updates, and fixes to pesky bugs. New experiences will continue to roll in with community events and in-game events. Summer Bash anyone ? Even though Genesis 2 concludes an epic journey we all embarked on, we are looking forward to the next one! Exo-mek Egg Incubator Maewing Federation Crop Plot Shadowmane Shadowmane (Widescreen) Loadout Mannequin Canoe Noglin Minigun TEK Hoversail Ammo Box TEK Phase Pistol TEK Bow Carniflora Stryder Astrodelphis Biome Variants Net Projectile TEK Surveillance Console Voidwyrm Jar Of Pitch TEK Exo-Armor Genesis 2 Key Art If you haven't gotten a Genesis 2 Nogin or Dodo plushie, keep an eye out on Twitter and the #Ark2GenPlush hashtag for a chance to receive a limited-edition plushie. The winners for our tweet giveaway are: @theclclcclcl @OscarHS_ @alexmavsfan @RRapture19 @SeegzyGaming @JosueDV9 @drachenlily @AllenOLantern @CtrlChris @rexzilla411 We'll be contacting you on Twitter with a code for your requested plushie! An ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is active on all platforms from now through June 14th, with the following EVO perks: 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation) 2X Taming 2X Harvesting 2X XP Creator: captain fatdog Last week we showed you how to tame a Maewing, but it might help to learn how to trap one. The trap master, captain fatdog, is back at it! Creator: CHipZz - Ark Builds After you've trapped and tamed Maewing, what's next? Building a perfect hatchery! Creator: Evolution Curios What a ride it's been! Take a look at a journey through ARK! @PatheticLlamas - A Journey’s End @TekARK3 - Locke and HLN-A @JLNHD_z - NexxuzHD and Astrodelphis @TekstelArt - Sketch of ARK Character @ceridonias - Shadowmane @Enoch_Parsons - Rockwell Fanart @GGFizz4 (Additional credit for CC cover image) @EgoSilentium @Nekatus @sefiroultima Catch you next week! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    5 points
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