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About Sonoske

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  1. I love the boss fight and i love Ragnarok & its wonderful Griffin. But i was sad to see a large number of stuff missing. Here is what i found so far that is missing from launch. Clearly this stuff was advertised and hyped before launch. Ice Wyvern Remodel Phoenix for Scortched Otter Tek Sword & Shield Gear for Phoenix riding And lets not even get into Ragnarok itself. It may have the 1st expansion in it. But it is missing Wyvern Nests in both Scars as well as Ice Wyvern Nests in the snow. I also spent like 6 hours looking for an Ice Wyvern. I ended up spawning one in and saw its old model. I was very disappointed to see all these things not make it in. It makes me wonder what else are we missing, oh i know one of them... A 3rd Delay on Nitrado Servers. Honestly the xbox playerbase gives no ***** about PC crossplay. We would rather be able to rent Nitrado servers for xbox. Crossplay can come later.
  2. I got on this morning, spawned in a Gryphon because Ragnarok is Locked even though i have Ascended on bother PD Servers, SP & Official. So u flew it around, it was awesome. Then tried Multiple Commands for tue Ice Wyvern and could not spawn it in. I gave up and tried a ton of Commands for the Phoenix and Otter and once again no luck. I also noticed we are missing the Tek Shield and Sword enfram along with whatever fire retardant suit we need to ride the Phoenix. What gives? I cannot even unlock Ragnarok! The ascend2 command does not work on xbox. I am really disappointed 😰
  3. It would not take up much memory at all. If anything the resources could generate IDs at a specific time after mined. In theory you could dupe resources if they were set up that way but honestly going out and mining metal only to try to upload it before the IDs reset would not be worth it as the time it would take to dupe a small batch wouldn't be worth it. I think with that being said raw materials should not be allowed to be uploaded. Things like CP could generate when you get it or shortly after. But metal and other Raw materials could just not be uploaded. As for stacks of items they could generate a stack ID from 2-100 losing the individual ID. Once they are split up they regenerate a new ID or hold their own. That alone sounds exploitable but once again as soon as it hits the Obilisk its IDs are logged.
  4. We'll start off with duping. The only way i can see fixing it without disabling cross ark is to give every item and creature tamed a Unique ID that is setup a specific way. To prevent accidental duplicate IDs across multiple servers start the ID off with the server number, timestamp then by a random generation of numbers and letters. For Example. C4 on Server 1106 made on Aug 30th at 21:31. ID 11062131-7D89VM1950 C4 on Server 34 made on Aug 30th at 21:31. ID 00342131-2Z961LB70P This method of ID Generation would make it HIGHLY unlikely that 2 Ids would be generated across all servers. Then if someone happened to Dupe, the items then would be immediately despawned. Each server will check their local IDs as well as the Shared Obelisk for duplicates. So if an item with the same ID exists in an Obilisk while also existing on any server both items will be deleted. Each server will not have to communicate with each other as that would be a technical nightmare in its own. Instead each server searches for the ids of their local location as well as the Globally items placed in the Obilisk. This would stop localized duping as well as trading dupes such as Duping a giga to bring to a different server. Now onto Cross Ark... The first thing needing changed is where player characters are stored and how they can move around servers. I personally believe that all of your characters should be accessed from the main menu. They are saved not on one server but in a separate CHARACTER CLOUD with the location of what server they are located on at that time. If you then choose to move your character you can do so by simply joining any other server and clicking download survivor. You would then get a prompt that you are being moved from another server and may lose any items in your inventory. Doing this would stop the loss of characters during transfers and allow you to easily move your character if all drops and Obelisks are blocked. My final section is about a complete Rework of cross ark. It is rather simple but i feel it would better the game. Whether or not Wildcard wants to admit it but Cross Ark truly ruined the game and birthed tons if glitches and griefing methods. A new take on cross ark would be Clusters. Each Server will be on a cluster with 5 or more of each map. For example Server 1, 2, 3 & 4 are all on a single cluster with the following maps Island, Center, Scortched & Ragnarok along with servers 5-20. This cluster allows full transfer of all dinos, items and characters. When new maps are addareto the game they can be added each cluster when released. You could still setup trades between the cluster so cross ark trading would still be thing. I feel would be easier to manage in case of some sort of glitch came up. This would also stop the griefing of tribes following other to different server. If a tribe cannot stand to be around another and that tribe gets wiped they can simply jump to another cluster. This is also where the character storage changes come into play. It would be wise to allow characters to freely transfer to any cluster with a cooldown each time they move characters to another cluster. All in all i feel these changes will ultimately make the game a better place.
  5. Does anyone know if this is possible to do? I know you can set all the Engrams Level and Cost but what about Tek Engrams? Could i make them all unlock at 100 and require them to cost points? I want people to play on Ragnarok with Tek. I also have plans to host an island server as well but i would like Engrams to have no boss requirement.
  6. Ark: Survivor Evolved

    Well i am glad official release is coming. It has been a very fun rough patch buy we got there. One thing we all should think about. Crossplay! Yes Crossplay seems to be forgotten in the midst of you losing your duped server or other various complaints. I personally think they should have just Wiped them all, trust me you may have said "i quit" but you would have gone back. Starting fresh us fun anyway. Now back to Crossplay. Imagine what legacy Crossplay will look like? PC Dupers vs Xbox Dupers, your world just got bigger. As for the new servers the same thing applies. You know have 2 community's from two platforms converging on one. It will definitely be fun. On a side note i for one would love to see all official servers with a new and improved variation of ORP along with the Official S+ integration. ORP is buggy right now and easily exploitable. But for the most part i think it makes server wide PvP much more engaging and relaxing. Without removing the competitive trollyness. I for one will be tucked away on my own Rented server. But i do hope these New Officials are awesomely done. One thing that has really killed the game is duping. To the point that i feel removing Item and Dino downloads was and is still needed. You will see less DDoSers i am sure as most of them use Web Booters or other payed Booters. However the true blackhats with huge Servers will still be able to knock out a Game server to dupe. So it will truly never go away. At least on Rented servers you have more interactive staff that can act on dupers immediately. None the less i am excited to see all the new content, as well as ride on a phoenix with ice dragons on follow. I hope everyone else is excited!
  7. Finally

    Its about time we hear something about the 29th. The trailer was ok i suppose. I am just interested in the Nitrado Server. I already have the funds for a 100 player Ragnarok & Island Cluster. I just wish they would release it already. My guess is that they needed to work on it more for crossplay with PC. None the less i am excited. As for all the Legacy servers being taken down slowly i think that is great. The duping there is terrible along with all the clutter. I for one think the Legacy Alphas should just quit complaining and make a few giant server breaking tribes for the new servers. They will have to eventually. I thank Wildcard for finally finishing Ark. Maybe now the game will run better. Probably not but hey, what game isn't full of bugs on release nowadays.
  8. Did we deserve it?

    They They randomly came on the server one day. Their was a casual DDoSer that bragged about the lag he could cause and knocking players off for like a few minute. We wiped him a few times and he was not that big of a threat. We saw his argument with the DDoSing tribe. After said tribe said they just hit him off and we saw that he was off we reacted with justice against the DDoSers. We wiped them a few times. Then after about a week they were back in force. It started by getting us all in their party to start some sort of alliance. We refused and that was that. I was on a VPN they could not hit and the other two leaders called their ISP for an IP change. Our Lt. logged in on his phones wifi then switched back. Our biggest mistake was greed. We let them build up so when we wiped them we would get something out of it. When that time came we hit them. They hit/restarted the server 5 times or so. In the end we wiped them and they killed an afk giga and some Argies. They continued this time with more and more hits followed by threatening or promising recruitment to the smaller tax payers. They managed to get a lot of our members in parties. Then would invite the DDoSers. They would log IPs and threatened even more. Eventually this turned into what i talked about in the OP. It was complete crap. The war between us was brutal. More so they got very very big. Because they would advertise their failsafe. So when knocking the server off only they knew when exactly to connect. So it was hard to get the few we had in. If we would have kept noob wiping them it is possible that they could have just moved on. But letting them Root themselves was a mistake. They held out for over 4 months of back and forth BS as well as the big cease fire that let us and them Recover. Thats what happend in the background i suppose.
  9. I have already chopped up the Funds for a 100 Player High End Ragnarok server on Xbox. My question is about tossing the island on a cluster so as to let tribes unlock tek engrams. To save money and server management i am planning on running The Island as well. But with low end hardware, limited building and for the sole purpose of only letting tribes use it for Boss Fights. I am curious about setting it up with low hardware and 20 Slots with a Password that they get from the Ragnarok server. So whats a good build for settings? I want to limit building as i do not want a tribe trying to Own it. Will disabled Engrams Hurt them during transfers? What could i do to stop building besides logging onto it wiping data?
  10. Ragnarok Tek Engrams?

    I noticed that Both the Manticore & Dragon are on Ragnarok. Will they give all of the Engrams? Does Ragnaroks Custom bosses give Engrams? Does Ragnarok have the spider and ape as well?
  11. Did we deserve it?

    I was on one. Others not so lucky. besides the server would get hit more than tribemates
  12. Did we deserve it?

    I am by no means one that dabbles in the Dark Side of the Interwebs. I am however what one would call a Whitehat. I know a great deal about the methods and how it is done as well as how to Prevent or fix it. Be it hacking, ddosing, swatting, or spreading viruses. In truth their is no way to prevent it now or back then. If someone can hit hard enough the server will go down. As for catching the people involved it is also a needle in a hay stack. Even for swatting. If said person was not carful enough or caused physical or financial hardship of more than $5000 then maybe you would be the lucky few that get the US Cyber Department on it. None the less i have been mostly out of the scene, but i have seen new ways to cyber attack and with advancing technology it is a neverending battle. Even if they get high end ddos mitigation on these servers it will actually make it worse. The big boys of Cyberspace will want to test their methods on the servers because its a juicy target. But who knows. If wildcard does it right they may be able to slow it. At least enough to stop squeakers and their web based DDoSers they pay 5 dollers a month for.
  13. Did we deserve it?

    The saddest part was members that quit reported to me that they uninstalled the game because they had gotten Swatted. This sent more fear down the ranks and ultimately led to our downfall.
  14. Did we deserve it?

    Yeah, lost some friends in the process but kept the others safe u suppose. I checked up on the server frequently. They were more brutal then us. In the end they got insided and invaded from another server. But i moved to hosting my own server after that. I still run into ddosing but it much easier ti handle as i have god powers and my own VPN for my server.
  15. Did we deserve it?

    I hear a lot of talk of DDoSing because of duping or angry tribes leaving servers down. But i wanted to step back to the first year and and a half of Ark on Xbox. My tribe had roughly 50 active members on throughout the day and we usually had to order lower ranking tribe mates to log off to get in. We were a HUGE alpha tribe and i policed the server (My Server) like the Sheriff of Nottingham. I was fair, i set restrictions on Gigas and Battle Quetz as well as a weekly Tax. We were feared, Loved and well Hated. The amount of work we put in was insane. We had the buggest bases in the best spots. To the point back then as truely unraidable. But we did eventually lose our spot. A tribe moved in and then came the 4 month DDoS war. Any time we were raided and brought gear and tames out the server would shut down or individual memebers that had previously joined parties with spies or members of the DDoSing tribed would get hit off. This allowed them to knock us off of Quetz and Gigas, Rexes, Argies etc. They could then kill and loot the Afk Battlefield. We wiped them offline maybe 4 or 5 times but the damage they could do if they were on or attacking us was tenfold. Kicking us out or holding the server off. We got to a point where we gave in and cease fired. Worked with them but as you probably already figured out it did not last long. So eventually we were forced to pull our resources and abandon our 8 plus bases into a laggy as **** tower/wall of death. This did not last long either. Because members of our tribe decided to quit. It came down to a few members and admins. And eventually i had enough... Friends that quit would still get hit on other games during our wars on ark. Since this DDoSing tribe had a list of just about every members IP. I had enough. One night against the vote if my remaining tribe i took tge initiative. I invited them into the tribe and admined them. I then demoed everything and they took over. Im the end they cleared their IP list. We stopped getting hit and they became the invincible alpha tribe. A lesser of two evils i say. Did our corrupted way of leading the server deserve to be crushed this hard? Should we have kept it up until they gave up. What do you think. To this day i regret insiding my own tribe to save others from constant DDoSing. But in the end 90% of us just had enough.