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  1. Ranger1

    Aberration on Ragnarok?

    Donald, I'm going to try to put this as gently as I can. When you post a statement on a forum like this, it is going to be the subject of debate. That's rather the point of providing players a public forum and giving them the ability to post on it. Well, that and giving the developers a tool to conveniently make official announcements to the playerbase. So if you put it out there people are going to comment on it.
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    pve End game goals?

    Personally I rather enjoy creating working habitats or ecosystems beyond what the game provides. If I want to keep things simple and relatively self sustaining I use the Simple Spawners mod to dictate what creatures spawn in a given area (and how often). If I want to be a bit more "hands on" I build automated "baby boomers"... structures that house mated pairs of tames constructed in such a way as to allow the "unclaimed" offspring to exit the building on their own and (with a little luck) attain adulthood while roaming freely in the wild. Of course unclaimed creatures will defend each other regardless of species, so that can yield some interesting results. Basically I just enjoy making the game mechanics and creature AI function in new and interesting ways. It keeps me off the streets at night. 🤙
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    when is s+ comeing to ps4

    Why would they do that? S+ will be coming to the base game, although obviously they aren't going to bring in the elements that would remove necessary challenges from official gameplay. Keep in mind that the point isn't simply to "bring S+ to consoles". The point is to integrate as much as possible of S+ into official gameplay. The parts that fix problems or improve gameplay, but not the parts that serve as "cheats" to over simplify official gameplay. Because this move affects fundamental official gameplay in a potentially very profound and unavoidable way they have to be extremely careful in choosing what comes over and how it is incorporated. So while I wish our console brethren the best, this is something that is far more involved than simply finding a way to bring a cool mod to console.
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    Can a youtuber lie about ARK, 4 views?

    I'm quite familiar with thicks channel, thanks. There is a reason why clickbait thumbnails and titles aren't used by legitimate channels, and why most adults avoid channels that frequently use them. But hey, if he's managed to convince you that lying and purposefully misleading viewers is all just a big joke... one that isn't "really" intentionally deceiving the public simply for the sake of more clicks... then by all means enjoy his screaming and repeated insults your intelligence. The rest of us have better things to do.
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    Can a youtuber lie about ARK, 4 views?

    Creating a misleading thumbnail and/or title once in a while is a joke. Doing it on every video you put out is clickbait and that's NOT a joke, instead that's bluntly telling your viewers you consider them to be morons.
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    Somethings gone wrong again

    I've moved this to the PS4 bug reports section.
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    NA-PVE-PS4Official-TheIsland918 down

    There is a sticky thread at the top of this section of the forums detailing what to do when a server outage occurs. Here is the link for your convenience. That thread also contains a link to the correct form needed to report a server outage. Using that form is usually the only way to effectively make the right people aware of the situation so that it can be resolved.
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    Fix Asian server 558 center PS4

    You already have an identical post in a thread in the correct section, and a developer is responding there. General discussion is not the correct place to post bug reports or server issues. Locked.
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    Dino Cap.. and the silence from WC

    I personally have pretty much resigned myself to the concept that while it might be possible to create a situation where the tame cap on official PVE servers would realistically (and in the long term) no longer be an issue, to get to that point would involve extreme changes to how keeping tames in general works in a PVE environment. Changes that very few people would be happy with. Perhaps if from the start things like tames having a definite lifespan, or the general threat level for even base bound tames raised significantly, it wouldn't be a big deal. But that's not the case. Currently everyone feels that their PVE tames should be immortal and never at risk, and that those immortal creatures should be able to breed without restriction throughout infinity. Ask anyone who has ever raised guppies why unrestrained breeding is a horrible idea, and why it would be a nightmare beyond imagining if the damn things were immortal to boot. Obviously, that's not sustainable... but devising common sense ways to decrease the surplus PVE tames would now meet tremendous hostility. Which is somewhat amusing when you consider that in a game like Jurassic World Evolution dinosaur lifespan is an important game play consideration, but in this infinitely more imaginative game it seems to have no place. Likewise our tames never fight despite some being formerly predator and prey, nor do they ever attempt escape. These are things I would welcome, but most folks would rage quit if if they were implemented now.
  10. Please do not post bug reports in General Discussion. You may report a PC bug report here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/pc-bug-reports/
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    Is this a fair punishment?

    And I haven't read a single thing in this thread that shows how the several aspects of PVE gameplay already referenced are in fact not competitive. Anecdotal as it may be, I personally have never played any multiplayer PVE game that didn't have some sort of competitive element going on between the players, even if it's something as simple as competing to see who can get to the best drops/cache's/equipment first. I rather doubt that I am alone in that. In Ark, the only type of gameplay that isn't competitive in some way is single player.
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    Is this a fair punishment?

    Even though that's a simple Wikipedia definition (sidenote: Never a good choice if your trying to make a serious point) you should probably read it a bit more closely before you try to use it as debunking evidence. It specifically states that the main defining characteristics of "most" PVE games is that you cannot be killed by other players (check), and that you cannot have your possessions stolen by other players (again check, as unsecured unfertilized eggs are not owned by anyone). Of special note in that definition is the distinct lack of any refutation (or even mention) of the specific gameplay area's that I mentioned as being highly competitive in ARK PVE gameplay (competition for living space, resources, market activities, breeding slots, etc). Then, of course, the definition goes on to list a couple of the many notable exceptions to the general guidelines it presents... including EVE Online which is often discussed as having a number of strong similarities to ARK already. We aren't discussing opinion here. Current PVE guidelines for ARK are well known and clear cut in this matter. If the OP could prove that the mount was long term abandoned in his base to specifically to impede his gameplay it "might" be different. If the OP could prove that somehow his "property" was taken it might be different... but of course is wasn't. Right now all we (or the GM) has is the OP's story of what happened. Apparently some folks are of the opinion that no proof is ever required in a dispute, it's just a matter of who posts a thread about it first. While that would certainly simplify things, the GMs can't operate that way... nor should they. The rules are clear and proof is required before action is taken. Things are done this way to protect the player base as a whole, including the OP, from players that would perhaps make claims like "I broke the rules, but only because this other guy broke them first. No, I have no proof but you have to take my word for it because I posted on the forums about it". I think that if you pause for a second and give some thought to the matter you'll realize why this is the case.
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    Is this a fair punishment?

    Nooo... PVE is all about competition against other players. Competition for living space, competition for resources, competition in the marketplace, competition for breeding slots... the list goes on and on. The only major difference from PVP servers is the ability to attack other players and their tames and even that can be waived by a mutual declaration of war. I don't know why this has become a point of discussion as the situation is clear cut. The OP violated the games current Code of Conduct, the other party did not. If a GM becomes involved the OP will not be happy with how things turn out, especially since the GM (and those of us in this thread) have seen no proof of anything the OP has accused. The only verifiable fact will be the evidence that the other persons mount has been blocked in. This is especially true in the case of unfertilized eggs, which by their very nature cannot be claimed by anyone other than by locking them up in a container or place that does not allow public access. Obviously that is not the case in this situation. So folks can debate coulda, shoulda, and woulda all they like in this thread... it doesn't change the facts as they currently stand. My advice to the OP would be to unblock the mount (and start securing your kibble eggs) before you get yourself in trouble.
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    What's going on with the Center

    I believe the area you are referring to is a boss arena, so the only way to access it is to do the appropriate boss battle.