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  1. Introducing Tropeognathus! Common Name: Tropeo Species: Tropeognathus mesembrinus Time: Cretaceous Diet: Piscivore Temperament: Neutral Wild Up close, Tropeognathus mesembrinus is easily recognized by the keeled crests on its snout, but with wingspans of up to twenty-seven feet, you’re sure to spot it before then. These large wings are not only ideal for catching air currents over its ocean hunting grounds, but they also let Tropeognathus draft off of other flying creatures by flying behind them. While not the fastest flyer on the Isles, when combined with its remarkable stamina, this makes Tropeognathus well suited for long distance flight. Because it’s on the wing so much, Tropeognathus is best snared by those riding another flier. I've noticed the more clever tribespeople using chain bolas to capture them while airborne. Domesticated Once tamed, Tropeognathus has proven quite useful to the people of the Isles beyond mere transportation. For example, its toothed beak can grind down many common goods to their base components, which is a great way to recycle items and gear! Well, so long as you have a rag handy to wipe off the spit... That bite is punishing enough to crack armor and grind through it over time, and Tropeognathus can blow away flora and fauna alike with a gust from its wings. Air-to-air combat is where this creature really shines, though. And with the right tools, some survivors have managed to fit them with a saddle-mounted flak cannon and jet engine for maximum lethality. Trust me, you haven't lived until you've ridden a jet-powered pterosaur into a dogfight. Saddle one up and see for yourself - you can be my wingman anytime! Crystal Isles Prepare your tribe and get ready for another epic adventure! Crystal Isles will be coming to PC on June 4th! Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off) Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs. Go grab your copy now! EVO Event As mentioned previously, we'll be keeping 2X rates on until further notice. Studio Wildcard 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. Introducing Tropeognathus! Common Name: Tropeo Species: Tropeognathus mesembrinus Time: Cretaceous Diet: Piscivore Temperament: Neutral Wild Up close, Tropeognathus mesembrinus is easily recognized by the keeled crests on its snout, but with wingspans of up to twenty-seven feet, you’re sure to spot it before then. These large wings are not only ideal for catching air currents over its ocean hunting grounds, but they also let Tropeognathus draft off of other flying creatures by flying behind them. While not the fastest flyer on the Isles, when combined with its remarkable stamina, this makes Tropeognathus well suited for long distance flight. Because it’s on the wing so much, Tropeognathus is best snared by those riding another flier. I've noticed the more clever tribespeople using chain bolas to capture them while airborne. Domesticated Once tamed, Tropeognathus has proven quite useful to the people of the Isles beyond mere transportation. For example, its toothed beak can grind down many common goods to their base components, which is a great way to recycle items and gear! Well, so long as you have a rag handy to wipe off the spit... That bite is punishing enough to crack armor and grind through it over time, and Tropeognathus can blow away flora and fauna alike with a gust from its wings. Air-to-air combat is where this creature really shines, though. And with the right tools, some survivors have managed to fit them with a saddle-mounted flak cannon and jet engine for maximum lethality. Trust me, you haven't lived until you've ridden a jet-powered pterosaur into a dogfight. Saddle one up and see for yourself - you can be my wingman anytime! Crystal Isles Prepare your tribe and get ready for another epic adventure! Crystal Isles will be coming to PC on June 4th! Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off) Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs. Go grab your copy now! EVO Event As mentioned previously, we'll be keeping 2X rates on until further notice. Studio Wildcard 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 View full article
  3. IMPORTANT: Active Enforcement Initiative In an effort to maintain a healthy playing environment, we will be doing active enforcement on the servers listed below. These servers will be down for a few hours while this initiative is ongoing. NA-PVP-Official-Valguero-SmallTribes80 EU-PVP-Official-GenOne-SmallTribes108 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok418 EU-PVP-Official-Aberration261 EU-PVP-Official-Extinction475 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero538 NA-PVE-Official-Extinction504 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok66 NA-PVP-Official-ScorchedEarth41 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland6 NA-PVP-Official-Valguero575 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland26 EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter365 EU-PVP-Official-ScorchedEarth204 EU-PVP-Official-Aberration232 NA-PVP-Official-Extinction451 NA-PVP-Official-GenOne611 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok37 NA-PVP-PS4Official-GenOne1174 NA-PVP-PS4Official-GenOne-SmallTribes127 NA-PVP-PS4Official-Extinction951 NA-PVP-XboxOfficial-GenOne-SmallTribes127 EU-PVP-XboxOfficial-TheCenter-SmallTribes26 EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter-SmallTribes38
  4. Greetings Survivors! June 2020 will mark the 5th Anniversary of ARK: Survival Evolved, and what an amazing five years it’s been! We have some special treats planned to commemorate the occasion with our fantastic community! We’ll be celebrating this momentous milestone with multi-week long revelries which will include a special birthday in-game event, the arrival of a new dinosaur, and the initial rollout of the one-of-a-kind experience of the expansive Official “ISO: Crystal Isles” map! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? Here’s a little teaser of our new real-world dinosaur primed to make its dizzying mark upon the skies on June the 4th across all platforms! Can you guess what it is??! Crystal Isles Crystal Isles is a stunning, other-worldly map filled with a vibrant display of teeming life scattered amidst its varied landscapes, awe-inspiring floating islands, and breathtaking biomes. Ever since Crystal Isles launched as a mod in 2016, its fantasy appeal has secured its place as one of the most popular maps within the ARK community and we’re thrilled to bring it to players as a fully supported free DLC. Crystal Isles will initially launch for PC on June the 4th, with an Xbox and PS4 launch coming later this summer as the team continues to hunker down and iterate on the console version. We hear you on the Crystal Wyverns and they’ll certainly be making their tameable appearance on the Isles! Anniversary Event! And finally, we’ll be donning our party hats and celebrating with a time-honored in-game event commencing on all platforms on June 4, featuring Party Dodos, interactive cakes, new chibis & surprises, and dazzling unicorns frolicking on rainbows. Yes, really! It’s been an incredible journey over the last 5 years filled with so many unforgettable memories and we can’t wait to celebrate with you once more! Eggcellent Adventure Winners! There were so many amazing entries we found it hard to choose just one winner from each category so we’ve decided to award more prizes. Grand Prize: 100$, plus a copy of the Genesis Season Pass and a special ARK Goodie bag! butwhytho Congratulations, what an epic creation! Winners: 100$ prize each! DodoPandora AlannahJay101 Mitharen Runners up: 50$ prize each! Amitaya1982 MagmaMage Thank you for all your creative entries! Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off) Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs. Go grab your copy now! EVO Event As mentioned in an earlier post, we've enabled 2x XP, taming, breeding, and harvest. We'll continue to run these rates for the time being as a gesture towards our community as we all deal with the isolation and stress during these tough times. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past five years and we couldn’t have done it without your love and support. Thank you! Stay safe and take care! Studio Wildcard 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
  5. Greetings Survivors! June 2020 will mark the 5th Anniversary of ARK: Survival Evolved, and what an amazing five years it’s been! We have some special treats planned to commemorate the occasion with our fantastic community! We’ll be celebrating this momentous milestone with multi-week long revelries which will include a special birthday in-game event, the arrival of a new dinosaur, and the initial rollout of the one-of-a-kind experience of the expansive Official “ISO: Crystal Isles” map! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? Here’s a little teaser of our new real-world dinosaur primed to make its dizzying mark upon the skies on June the 4th across all platforms! Can you guess what it is??! Crystal Isles Crystal Isles is a stunning, other-worldly map filled with a vibrant display of teeming life scattered amidst its varied landscapes, awe-inspiring floating islands, and breathtaking biomes. Ever since Crystal Isles launched as a mod in 2016, its fantasy appeal has secured its place as one of the most popular maps within the ARK community and we’re thrilled to bring it to players as a fully supported free DLC. Crystal Isles will initially launch for PC on June the 4th, with an Xbox and PS4 launch coming later this summer as the team continues to hunker down and iterate on the console version. We hear you on the Crystal Wyverns and they’ll certainly be making their tameable appearance on the Isles! Anniversary Event! And finally, we’ll be donning our party hats and celebrating with a time-honored in-game event commencing on all platforms on June 4, featuring Party Dodos, interactive cakes, new chibis & surprises, and dazzling unicorns frolicking on rainbows. Yes, really! It’s been an incredible journey over the last 5 years filled with so many unforgettable memories and we can’t wait to celebrate with you once more! Eggcellent Adventure Winners! There were so many amazing entries we found it hard to choose just one winner from each category so we’ve decided to award more prizes. Grand Prize: 100$, plus a copy of the Genesis Season Pass and a special ARK Goodie bag! butwhytho Congratulations, what an epic creation! Winners: 100$ prize each! DodoPandora AlannahJay101 Mitharen Runners up: 50$ prize each! Amitaya1982 MagmaMage Thank you for all your creative entries! Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off) Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs. Go grab your copy now! EVO Event As mentioned in an earlier post, we've enabled 2x XP, taming, breeding, and harvest. We'll continue to run these rates for the time being as a gesture towards our community as we all deal with the isolation and stress during these tough times. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past five years and we couldn’t have done it without your love and support. Thank you! Stay safe and take care! Studio Wildcard 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 View full article
  6. Greetings Survivors! In this edition of the Community Crunch, we’ll cover the details of opening Genesis Transfers on our Official Networks, the Dupe Protection System, Meshing detection, Third-party software, hardware upgrades for our servers, player dedicated servers for console, Mac, Linux, and we’ll touch on what we’ve been working on recently along with an overview of our focuses over the coming weeks. Before we dive into that, we’ll take a brief pause to acknowledge these unprecedented times for all of us - our team, our players, our families, and yours - things are tough right now and we could all use some support and camaraderie. Now, more than ever, activities like gaming allow us to stay connected and engaged with our community, particularly for those of us practicing social distancing, often in isolation. As a small gesture of appreciation for our extended ARK family, we will be continuing to run 2x rates for the foreseeable future. As we continue navigating our way through these extraordinary and challenging times together, our heartfelt thoughts are with all of you. Stay safe Survivors! Genesis & New Official Servers Transfers We’ll be opening full transfer of items and dinos into Genesis on May 15th, 2020 with two notes. The first note is that Extinction Titans will be restricted from transferring and the second is that Managarmr will be marked as unrideable. In the case of the latter, this decision was made in relation to their close-to-flyer status and their ability to dash through certain missions. We have opted to allow Gigas as they serve as a counter to tanking dinos, and Rockdrakes, as they bring some utility whilst being less mobile than Manas. New Server Transfers These were the latest servers added in tandem with our free weekend. Similarly to Genesis One servers, on May the 15th, they’ll also have their transfers enabled: EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland705 EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter706 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland707 EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter708 EU-PVE-Official-Ragnarok709 EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok710 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero711 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland712 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero713 EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter714 EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok715 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero716 NA-PVE-Official-TheIsland717 NA-PVE-Official-TheCenter718 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland719 NA-PVP-Official-TheCenter720 NA-PVE-Official-Ragnarok721 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok722 NA-PVP-Official-Valguero723 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland724 NA-PVE-Official-Valguero725 NA-PVP-Official-TheCenter726 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok727 NA-PVP-Official-Valguero728 Server Upgrades We’ve also been recently working on upgrading the last of our servers to new hardware. A lot has already taken place across all platforms, these were our most recent that took place over the last week: PC EU-PVE-Official-Aberration222 NA-PVE-Official-TheIsland339 NA-PVE-Official-Extinction502 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero526 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland198 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland43 EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok189 EU-PVE-Official-Ragnarok397 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer262 (on Nitrado) EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland333 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland343 EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter349 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer272 (on Nitrado) EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland346 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland347 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland344 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland395 EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter396 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer263 (on Nitrado) EU-PVE-Official-Valguero523 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero525 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer265 (on Nitrado) LEGACY-EU-PVE-TheCenter633 EU-PVE-Official-Ragnarok389 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-Isolated-Ragnarok60 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland78 EU-PVE-Official-GenOne661 EU-PVE-Official-GenOne662 EU-PVE-Official-GenOne663 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-Ragnarok59 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland705 EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter706 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland707 EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter708 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero518 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero519 OC-PVE-Official-Ragnarok208 NA-PVE-Official-Ragnarok383 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero516 PS4 Asia-PVP-PS4Official-TheIsland557 Asia-PVE-PS4Official-Valguero1116 Asia-PVE-PS4Official-Valguero1117 Xbox NA-PVE-CrossPlayOfficial-Valguero1169 Mac & Linux Late last week we were able to push out fixes for both the Mac and Linux versions of the game, which should allow those clients to play on the latest servers, with all the latest content. We appreciate your patience and will be working on improving our pipeline to get these out to you in a quicker and more stable state. Player Dedicated Servers We’re still in the process of iterating on getting Player Dedicated Genesis Servers working on the standard Xbox, PS4 and PS4 Pro. The reason it’s taking longer than expected is due to the fact that Genesis introduced a lot of new underlying systems to ARK, primarily related to the Mission System. This led to an increase in how much memory is required to host a Genesis server. Currently, our engineers are working on optimizing the server so that they’re less intensive on memory usage to see if we can get them under the necessary threshold to allow the other consoles to host them too. It’s on an ongoing process and we’ll keep you updated as we get further along. Live Game Over the past couple of months, we’ve shifted our primary focus for our regular patches between balance/quality of life and bugs/exploits. The past few weeks have been primarily dedicated to bugs and exploits in this regard. We’ve also been working on various crash fixes. We plan to pivot back to further balance and QoL improvements soon, including a pass on breeding to improve player’s experience and further tweaks to mission rewards and crates on Genesis. Anti-Cheat & Exploit Measures The last time we spoke about our efforts to combat cheaters, we unveiled our work on our Anti-Meshing systems which focused on detection and prevention. After rolling out the system entirely, we saw a 90% reduction in overall meshing cases across the board. Since then, we've continued the fight against the various ways that underhanded survivors try to cheat on the ARK, and we'd like to give you an update on that fight. Meshing Our Anti-meshing Detection System is proving effective and we’re continuing to see a vast decline in incidents. Like all exploits/cheats, this is an ongoing battle and here's our latest progress: As you can see the battle against meshers is not over, but cases remain low and will continue to decrease over time. Some of the additional changes we've been working on have included: Improvements to the Anti Meshing detection system. This has involved being able to detect meshing in new areas of the map, as well as eliminating false positives and refining the system where edge cases could slip through. Level Design changes across all maps which focused on filling in holes and ensuring that collision has been set correctly to prevent players from entering unintended playable areas of the map Tackling mesh-methods head on to prevent players from being able to get into the mesh in the first place Initial rollout of the Anti Mesh Biting solution on all platforms, to prevent creatures from attacking through the mesh. Still early days so far, but a lot of the primary methods of mesh biting have been eliminated and we’ll be continuing to monitor for new methods and reports to squash them too! We really appreciate and want to thank the ARK community for the reports and support, as the information provided helped us to improve the system overall. Keep it coming guys! Duping Similarly to meshing, this has been another hot topic that has plagued the game. In one of our most recent updates, we were able to release a system to identify duped items (in some cases retroactively), as well as prevent many instances of duping from occurring in the first place. It's still early days, but so far the results have been outstanding, as we're sure some of you have seen. The system is still being monitored by our team and we'll continue to iterate on improvements where possible whilst having our enforcement team dish out harsher punishments. Exploits & Bugs Fixing bugs and exploits has been the main focus of our most recent patches. We’d intended to push out some patches focusing on balance but they were put on hold whilst we address what we consider to be more pressing issues. Examples exploits we’ve fixed recently include: Fixed an exploit with the Rock Drake Fixed an exploit that allowed mission creatures to be used in unintended ways Fixed an exploit which allowed certain creatures to attack structures through walls Additional server-side protection against exploits Fixed an exploit with turrets and ziplines Fixed an exploit with meshing and the cruise missile Fixed an exploit that allowed you to get under the map. Fixed a mounting exploit with Magamasaur And there’s definitely more if you go through the rest of the patch notes, as well as a whole host of bug fixes! We know that the patch notes regarding exploits aren’t super detailed. We typically just reference the object surrounding the exploit and that is because we prefer to hold these cards close to our chest, especially to prevent these methods from being exploited on unpatched Unofficial servers. Player Reports We recognize that some of the auto-responses on tickets could be worded in a more precise manner so as to mitigate confusion and we’ll be working with our GM’s to update them. Something we’d like to clarify is that an auto-response with the ticket being closed does not denote that the case isn’t being investigated. It means one of the following: Enforcement action has taken place An investigation is ongoing No further information from the reporter is required. Our enforcement team (GM’s) does not disclose the outcome of player reports for player privacy reasons but rest assured that if a reported player or tribe is found in violation of the Code of Conduct, the enforcement team will be taking the necessary action against them. For those wanting to report a player for breaking the Code of Conduct on an Official Server, it can be done so here. Third-Party Software (Aimbot/ESP etc) Over the past few months, we’ve seen a spike in our CCUs across the platforms, which usually leads to a spike in cheaters too. In particular, on PC and Crossplay servers, we’ve witnessed a rise in aimbot reports and the team has been working hard with our partners to combat the use of third party software. For some additional insight into the cycle of fighting against aimbots, this is usually what happens: We notice an increase in the number of aimbot reports, we work with our anti-cheat partners to identify and detect the new software and once that has been done, we’ll issue a ban wave and punish cheaters accordingly. Following this, we’ll see a slight dip in the frequency of aimbot reports on our Official Networks, until either new software is released or older software has been updated, and then we repeat the process again of identification, detection, and punishment. This cycle can be as long as a few weeks, or as short as a few days. It’s a constant cat and mouse and our team is working diligently with BattlEye in order to detect new third party software and keep our officials as safe from cheaters as possible. In addition to that, we have also ramped up our enforcement measures, including, not only player bans but full wipes of tribes associated. In regards to Crossplay specifically, we’ve recently implemented and improved our systems & heuristics to identify those using malicious third party software and it is proving effective. Over the past week, our enforcement team has wiped multiple tribes and banned a large number of players on our Crossplay servers with more to come very soon. We’ll continue to enforce hard against these cheaters. Eggcellent Painting Contest As a reminder, the Eggcellent Painting contest is ongoing. There will be two competitions with a prize for the winner of $100! In-Game Painting Real-life Egg Painting The entries will be judged by our community team. Submissions are limited to three eggs per survivor, so choose your best egg. You'll have the month of April to enter, with April 30th being the final day to enter. Submit your images in the comments below, and we look forward to seeing your creativity! Click here for more details and enter your painting for a chance to win On The Horizon Along with continuing to squash bugs, improve performance, and address any exploits that may arise, we will be working on planned balance and QoL for the Live Game. Some of the team are busy working on the upcoming Crystal Isles map and a unique new creature. We’re excited to release Crystal Isles on our Official Networks in the not too distant future! ARK is On Sale on PS4! Grab a copy of ARK for PS4 on the Playstation Store Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off) Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs. Go grab your copy now! EVO Event As mentioned above, we've enabled 2x XP, taming, breeding, and harvest. We'll continue to run these rates for the time being as a gesture towards our community as we all deal with the isolation and stress during these tough times. That’s about it for this Community Crunch. Stay safe and take care! Studio Wildcard 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
  7. Greetings Survivors! In this edition of the Community Crunch, we’ll cover the details of opening Genesis Transfers on our Official Networks, the Dupe Protection System, Meshing detection, Third-party software, hardware upgrades for our servers, player dedicated servers for console, Mac, Linux, and we’ll touch on what we’ve been working on recently along with an overview of our focuses over the coming weeks. Before we dive into that, we’ll take a brief pause to acknowledge these unprecedented times for all of us - our team, our players, our families, and yours - things are tough right now and we could all use some support and camaraderie. Now, more than ever, activities like gaming allow us to stay connected and engaged with our community, particularly for those of us practicing social distancing, often in isolation. As a small gesture of appreciation for our extended ARK family, we will be continuing to run 2x rates for the foreseeable future. As we continue navigating our way through these extraordinary and challenging times together, our heartfelt thoughts are with all of you. Stay safe Survivors! Genesis & New Official Servers Transfers We’ll be opening full transfer of items and dinos into Genesis on May 15th, 2020 with two notes. The first note is that Extinction Titans will be restricted from transferring and the second is that Managarmr will be marked as unrideable. In the case of the latter, this decision was made in relation to their close-to-flyer status and their ability to dash through certain missions. We have opted to allow Gigas as they serve as a counter to tanking dinos, and Rockdrakes, as they bring some utility whilst being less mobile than Manas. New Server Transfers These were the latest servers added in tandem with our free weekend. Similarly to Genesis One servers, on May the 15th, they’ll also have their transfers enabled: EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland705 EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter706 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland707 EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter708 EU-PVE-Official-Ragnarok709 EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok710 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero711 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland712 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero713 EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter714 EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok715 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero716 NA-PVE-Official-TheIsland717 NA-PVE-Official-TheCenter718 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland719 NA-PVP-Official-TheCenter720 NA-PVE-Official-Ragnarok721 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok722 NA-PVP-Official-Valguero723 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland724 NA-PVE-Official-Valguero725 NA-PVP-Official-TheCenter726 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok727 NA-PVP-Official-Valguero728 Server Upgrades We’ve also been recently working on upgrading the last of our servers to new hardware. A lot has already taken place across all platforms, these were our most recent that took place over the last week: PC EU-PVE-Official-Aberration222 NA-PVE-Official-TheIsland339 NA-PVE-Official-Extinction502 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero526 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland198 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland43 EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok189 EU-PVE-Official-Ragnarok397 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer262 (on Nitrado) EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland333 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland343 EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter349 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer272 (on Nitrado) EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland346 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland347 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland344 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland395 EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter396 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer263 (on Nitrado) EU-PVE-Official-Valguero523 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero525 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer265 (on Nitrado) LEGACY-EU-PVE-TheCenter633 EU-PVE-Official-Ragnarok389 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-Isolated-Ragnarok60 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland78 EU-PVE-Official-GenOne661 EU-PVE-Official-GenOne662 EU-PVE-Official-GenOne663 LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-Ragnarok59 EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland705 EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter706 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland707 EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter708 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero518 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero519 OC-PVE-Official-Ragnarok208 NA-PVE-Official-Ragnarok383 EU-PVE-Official-Valguero516 PS4 Asia-PVP-PS4Official-TheIsland557 Asia-PVE-PS4Official-Valguero1116 Asia-PVE-PS4Official-Valguero1117 Xbox NA-PVE-CrossPlayOfficial-Valguero1169 Mac & Linux Late last week we were able to push out fixes for both the Mac and Linux versions of the game, which should allow those clients to play on the latest servers, with all the latest content. We appreciate your patience and will be working on improving our pipeline to get these out to you in a quicker and more stable state. Player Dedicated Servers We’re still in the process of iterating on getting Player Dedicated Genesis Servers working on the standard Xbox, PS4 and PS4 Pro. The reason it’s taking longer than expected is due to the fact that Genesis introduced a lot of new underlying systems to ARK, primarily related to the Mission System. This led to an increase in how much memory is required to host a Genesis server. Currently, our engineers are working on optimizing the server so that they’re less intensive on memory usage to see if we can get them under the necessary threshold to allow the other consoles to host them too. It’s on an ongoing process and we’ll keep you updated as we get further along. Live Game Over the past couple of months, we’ve shifted our primary focus for our regular patches between balance/quality of life and bugs/exploits. The past few weeks have been primarily dedicated to bugs and exploits in this regard. We’ve also been working on various crash fixes. We plan to pivot back to further balance and QoL improvements soon, including a pass on breeding to improve player’s experience and further tweaks to mission rewards and crates on Genesis. Anti-Cheat & Exploit Measures The last time we spoke about our efforts to combat cheaters, we unveiled our work on our Anti-Meshing systems which focused on detection and prevention. After rolling out the system entirely, we saw a 90% reduction in overall meshing cases across the board. Since then, we've continued the fight against the various ways that underhanded survivors try to cheat on the ARK, and we'd like to give you an update on that fight. Meshing Our Anti-meshing Detection System is proving effective and we’re continuing to see a vast decline in incidents. Like all exploits/cheats, this is an ongoing battle and here's our latest progress: As you can see the battle against meshers is not over, but cases remain low and will continue to decrease over time. Some of the additional changes we've been working on have included: Improvements to the Anti Meshing detection system. This has involved being able to detect meshing in new areas of the map, as well as eliminating false positives and refining the system where edge cases could slip through. Level Design changes across all maps which focused on filling in holes and ensuring that collision has been set correctly to prevent players from entering unintended playable areas of the map Tackling mesh-methods head on to prevent players from being able to get into the mesh in the first place Initial rollout of the Anti Mesh Biting solution on all platforms, to prevent creatures from attacking through the mesh. Still early days so far, but a lot of the primary methods of mesh biting have been eliminated and we’ll be continuing to monitor for new methods and reports to squash them too! We really appreciate and want to thank the ARK community for the reports and support, as the information provided helped us to improve the system overall. Keep it coming guys! Duping Similarly to meshing, this has been another hot topic that has plagued the game. In one of our most recent updates, we were able to release a system to identify duped items (in some cases retroactively), as well as prevent many instances of duping from occurring in the first place. It's still early days, but so far the results have been outstanding, as we're sure some of you have seen. The system is still being monitored by our team and we'll continue to iterate on improvements where possible whilst having our enforcement team dish out harsher punishments. Exploits & Bugs Fixing bugs and exploits has been the main focus of our most recent patches. We’d intended to push out some patches focusing on balance but they were put on hold whilst we address what we consider to be more pressing issues. Examples exploits we’ve fixed recently include: Fixed an exploit with the Rock Drake Fixed an exploit that allowed mission creatures to be used in unintended ways Fixed an exploit which allowed certain creatures to attack structures through walls Additional server-side protection against exploits Fixed an exploit with turrets and ziplines Fixed an exploit with meshing and the cruise missile Fixed an exploit that allowed you to get under the map. Fixed a mounting exploit with Magamasaur And there’s definitely more if you go through the rest of the patch notes, as well as a whole host of bug fixes! We know that the patch notes regarding exploits aren’t super detailed. We typically just reference the object surrounding the exploit and that is because we prefer to hold these cards close to our chest, especially to prevent these methods from being exploited on unpatched Unofficial servers. Player Reports We recognize that some of the auto-responses on tickets could be worded in a more precise manner so as to mitigate confusion and we’ll be working with our GM’s to update them. Something we’d like to clarify is that an auto-response with the ticket being closed does not denote that the case isn’t being investigated. It means one of the following: Enforcement action has taken place An investigation is ongoing No further information from the reporter is required. Our enforcement team (GM’s) does not disclose the outcome of player reports for player privacy reasons but rest assured that if a reported player or tribe is found in violation of the Code of Conduct, the enforcement team will be taking the necessary action against them. For those wanting to report a player for breaking the Code of Conduct on an Official Server, it can be done so here. Third-Party Software (Aimbot/ESP etc) Over the past few months, we’ve seen a spike in our CCUs across the platforms, which usually leads to a spike in cheaters too. In particular, on PC and Crossplay servers, we’ve witnessed a rise in aimbot reports and the team has been working hard with our partners to combat the use of third party software. For some additional insight into the cycle of fighting against aimbots, this is usually what happens: We notice an increase in the number of aimbot reports, we work with our anti-cheat partners to identify and detect the new software and once that has been done, we’ll issue a ban wave and punish cheaters accordingly. Following this, we’ll see a slight dip in the frequency of aimbot reports on our Official Networks, until either new software is released or older software has been updated, and then we repeat the process again of identification, detection, and punishment. This cycle can be as long as a few weeks, or as short as a few days. It’s a constant cat and mouse and our team is working diligently with BattlEye in order to detect new third party software and keep our officials as safe from cheaters as possible. In addition to that, we have also ramped up our enforcement measures, including, not only player bans but full wipes of tribes associated. In regards to Crossplay specifically, we’ve recently implemented and improved our systems & heuristics to identify those using malicious third party software and it is proving effective. Over the past week, our enforcement team has wiped multiple tribes and banned a large number of players on our Crossplay servers with more to come very soon. We’ll continue to enforce hard against these cheaters. Eggcellent Painting Contest As a reminder, the Eggcellent Painting contest is ongoing. There will be two competitions with a prize for the winner of $100! In-Game Painting Real-life Egg Painting The entries will be judged by our community team. Submissions are limited to three eggs per survivor, so choose your best egg. You'll have the month of April to enter, with April 30th being the final day to enter. Submit your images in the comments below, and we look forward to seeing your creativity! Click here for more details and enter your painting for a chance to win On The Horizon Along with continuing to squash bugs, improve performance, and address any exploits that may arise, we will be working on planned balance and QoL for the Live Game. Some of the team are busy working on the upcoming Crystal Isles map and a unique new creature. We’re excited to release Crystal Isles on our Official Networks in the not too distant future! ARK is On Sale on PS4! Grab a copy of ARK for PS4 on the Playstation Store Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off) Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs. Go grab your copy now! EVO Event As mentioned above, we've enabled 2x XP, taming, breeding, and harvest. We'll continue to run these rates for the time being as a gesture towards our community as we all deal with the isolation and stress during these tough times. That’s about it for this Community Crunch. Stay safe and take care! 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  8. Patch Notes Round-Up Much has happened since our last edition of the Patch Notes Round-Up. Since then, we've launched Genesis: Part 1 and introduced several improvements and bug fixes that have been circulating in the community. With close to 300 improvements, changes, and tweaks since the release of Genesis, we figure it might be a good time to summarize them and get you caught up to speed! General - Completed a full pass on Loot Crates to improve loot variation and quality - Unofficials can now use flying creatures by adding the following setting to your GameUserSettings.ini under the [ServerSettings] section: bForceCanRideFliers=True - Building is now enabled in mission areas by default on Unofficial Servers (no longer need to use the aforementioned ini to change it) - Increased the reliability of repairing glitches - Added a debuff to reduce damage to tames, players, structures for a short duration of time after releasing from cryo. - Increased the placement radius check for ocean platforms to prevent them from being placed next to enemy foundations/platforms - Added an optional visual indicator for the TEK trough radius - Added a "Grind All" function added to grinders Magmasaur - Basilisks can now be tamed on Fertilized Magmasaur Eggs - Magmasaur now requires metal ingots to shoot projectiles - Magmasaur projectile speed and gravity adjusted for proper turret targeting in low FPS conditions - Ambergris weight now scales by 0.5 in Magmasaur to help with raising babies Snow Owl - Players recover 50% faster from the frozen state left by the Snow Owl dive - Removed the Snow Owl heal effect on enemy players and enemy-tamed creatures (wild creatures are still affected) - Snow Owl dive slow has been reduced to 2.5 seconds MEK's - Pistol Damage versus Tamed Creatures reduced by 30% - MEK Rocket Boost (tapping/holding space) should no longer damage tamed creatures or players. - Reduce MEK movement speed by 20% when shield is up - Sword Damage versus Tamed Creatures and Players reduced by 25% Ferox - Adjusted Ferox knockback distance for PvE scenarios in which it could move other tribes tames - Ferox can no longer be trapped with a bola Bloodstalker - Reduced the range at which it can grapple an enemy to just slightly below maximum auto turret range (5800 units) - Reduced mobility for BloodStalker while over-encumbered - Improved the overall feel and appearance when webbed by BloodStalker Pelagornis - Polymer weight reduced by 80% when in Pelagornis inventory - Increased polymer harvesting by approximately 30% Rhino - Decreased the maximum damage scale from 12.5x to 8x when charging - Increased the time/distance it takes to charge up to max by 20% (so it'll take longer to hit that 8x) - Rhinos are now affected by Plant Y crowd control Cluster Grenades - Cluster fragments if shot by a turret will now detonate all other fragments from the same originating grenade Fabricator - Can now craft the TEK Replicator (TEK Replicator has been removed from Loot Crates in Genesis) TEK Suits - Increased TEK Suit repair costs by approximately 20% - Wearing a full TEK suit will prevent you from being targeted by bees when opening a beehive - Capped TEK Suit durability at 1500 - TEK Suit repair costs now scale with quality HLNA - Improved the accuracy of HLNA cardinal direction when teleporting - HLNA teleportation logic now tries to avoid turrets, non-allied players, and hostile dinos - Improved reliability of HLNA teleportation when traveling with tames - Improved HLNA performance when crafting a large number of items Missions - Improved several visual components of the mission UI (difficulty text, leaderboards, item lists, mission notifications) - Increase to timers on various beta and alpha race missions - Improved navigation issues on Escort Missions - Removed mission requirement for additional players when entering the final boss with a player who has the requirements. - Added a HUD notification during the VR Boss fight to indicate you've reached the limit - Creatures can no longer attack through the barrier while on Gauntlet missions Creatures (Misc) - Schools of fish no longer damage rafts and motorboats - Prevented itchy from stealing cryopods - Parasaurs no longer detect bodies that are not visible or rendered - Reduced cloning cost for the Giant Turtle - Gachas will no longer auto consume buff soup/food. This means they won't accidentally eat them when they're stored in troughs. - Added the ability to use the Reaper tailspin attack while using a gamepad - Insect swarms now give chitin instead of hide Damage/Health - Increased damage to insect swarms by Beelzebufo to 2.5x - Increased damage to insect swarms by Fire to 1.5x - Reduced health of insect swarms by 50% - Reduced Tek Claw damage against structures - Reduced AoE damage on the TEK cruise missile Biomes - Significantly reduced the frequency and slightly increased the duration of green rain in the bog biome - Reduced the number of insect swarms in Bog biome by about 25% - Added a cooldown between green rain insect swarm spawns. - Reduced the bat spawns in the main volcano within the volcano biome - Made several collision improvements for meshes on Aberration Bugs - Fixed an exploit with Magmasaur - Fixed an issue with Dedicated storage locking behavior on PvE (Players could withdraw items when it was "locked") - Fixed a bug that allowed building within the boss arena on Valguero - Fixed 100+ holes, terrain, and level design issues across various maps - Fixed a turret exploit with the Space Whale - Fixed multiple cases where the Bloodstalker couldn't swing around Extinction - Fixed some configuration issues with the dynamic rates ini on non-standard official servers - Fixed an issue with collision on several meshes - Fixed several mesh holes in various biomes - Fixed several missing notifications on gather, retrieve, basketball, hunt, and escort missions - Fixed an exploit that allowed Ferox to clip inside enemy structures - Fixed a bug which prevented the Moeder boss fight from initiating correctly - Fixed a bug which prevent players from seeing Primitive+ servers - Fixed an issue with crafting costs on TEK items - Fixed a bug which allowed players to cancel the Spinos' animation and attack twice. - Fixed multiple bugs related to locations showing Mission Areas when they weren't supposed to or vice versa - Fixed an invulnerability exploit - Fixed an invulnerability exploit for ferox - Fixed cooldown time for the mindwipe - Fixed various server crashes - Fixed a crash related to the bog spider - Fixed instances where the lunar buff would remain after using a TEK Teleporter - Fixed a rare occurrence where Ferox could jump through the mesh or get through the world barrier - Fixed a bug where Ferox could jump while over-encumbered - Fixed a bug that caused Ferox taming meter to be invisible - Fixed several taming effectiveness and taming multiplier bugs with BloodStalker and Giant Turtle - Fixed a case where Space Whale could blink behind static meshes - Fixed a bug with Ferox that allowed it to stay transformed by forcefeeding - Fixed an issue with mindwipes that caused them to have an increased cooldown timer - Fixed a bug with Ferox taming methods - Fixed an instance in which the BloodStalker's web could remain attached after teleporting with HLNA - Fixed a rare occurrence where the Dodo Basketball mission could not be completed after switching languages - Fixed several visual bugs with HLNA teleportation - Fixed a bug that prevented players using gamepads from using the throw attack on Karkinos - Fixed an issue that caused a Follow whistle command when holding 'B' on a gamepad - Fixed an occurrence where the mining drill sound would remain playing after mounting a dino - Fixed instances with damage scaling while using weapons with projectiles - Fixed a rare bug that caused recent mission progress to be lost after a server restart - Fixed a bug that caused the Space Whale corpse to disappear after 1 hit - Fixed a bug that prevented several Aberration dinos from being downloaded on Genesis - Fixed occurrences where Magmasaur could damage structures out of turret range - Fixed an exploit with Ferox - Fixed several performance-related crashes - Fixed an instance where the mining drill could dismount players - Fixed occurrences where players could incorrectly get inside of Gauntlet missions - Fixed incorrect damage for building in Arctic and Ocean biome - Fixed implementation of newly added Genesis configuration settings - Fixed an exploit with Ferox - Fixed a display bug with the Hexagon Shop - Fixed a bug where Pelas and Itchys would fly to xyz coordinates 0 0 0 - Fixed a bug where players could attack each other with the mining drill - Fixed a bug where items may have received an unintended item cap - Fixed player emote specific to Portugese language setting - Fixed certain languages not finding appropriate directories - Fixed several mesh holes - Fixed a critical crash - Fixed space whale's display name - Fixed an issue where rock slides would linger after ending - Fixed several visual bugs with Magmasaur - Fixed several visual bugs with Space Whale - Fixed several bugs with the Ferox taming process - Fixed issue where insect swarms could attack through walls - Fixed an issue with Megachelon (turtle) taming method - Fixed a taming bug with the Bloodstalker - Fixed a crash with Extinction's horde crate and element node - Fixed some bugs which caused projectiles to not expire on clients - Fixed an issue that would prevent players connecting to OC servers - Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving the mission buff in specific biomes (Bog/Ocean/Arctic) - Fixed the increased damage multiplier in various biomes - Fixed an edge case that caused the player to be destroyed when mounting an Equus and equipping its saddle - Fixed a visual bug with the Hover Skiff rotation when restarting the server - Fixed an instance where players with glide suits weren't being reeled in properly by BloodStalker - Fixed a bug where the Giant Turtle could be tamed out of render distance - Fixed an instance in which tamed dinos would be launched long distances by avalanches - Fixed a visual bug with the Space Whale saddle that caused skins to remain on when the saddle is removed - Fixed a bug where Ferox Stats were being rerolled after first time transforming - Fixed a damage exploit with Ferox - Fixed a rare case where the mining drill could damage the tek sensor - Fixed an exploit with cruise missiles that allowed them to bypass turrets - Added Deinonychus saddle to the engrams list - Added several missing items to the HLNA Hexagon Store - Magamasaur no longer takes damage from lava on The Center - Ferox should now keep its imprint buff when in large form - Teleporting East in the Bog biome will no longer transport the player South East - Activation/deactivation settings will now save on the tek alarm - Activation/deactivation settings will now save on the pressure plate - The lava on The Island in caves and the lava in the Wyvern trench on S.E. will no longer damage Magmasaur - Cryopods can be accessed in the HLNA Shop again - Made adjustments in areas near the volcano to fix rare instances where eruptions would instantly kill players/dinos - Prevented Meks from being deployed in the VR Mission - Re-enabled configuration to prevent Reapers from being transferred to Genesis - Improved several areas where localization was missing or incorrectly - Removed the ability to give birth to Reapers while on Genesis - Basketball Missions rewards should now match their intended reward returns - Restored Extinction Horde mode data Eggcellent Adventure Returns Tomorrow Don't forget Eggcellent Adventure starts tomorrow and runs until April 21st. Don't miss out on you opportunity to experience this annual event on PC, Xbox, and PS4! Click Here For Event Details Stay At Home Sale (Up to 80% Off) If you've been waiting to become a Survivor on PC, now is the time! ARK: Survival Evolved base game, Season Pass, Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction and the Explorer's Edition are now on sale on Steam! Grab yours at the sale price until the 24th of April! EVO Event There will be no EVO event while Eggcellent Adventure is active. 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 View full article
  9. Patch Notes Round-Up Much has happened since our last edition of the Patch Notes Round-Up. Since then, we've launched Genesis: Part 1 and introduced several improvements and bug fixes that have been circulating in the community. With close to 300 improvements, changes, and tweaks since the release of Genesis, we figure it might be a good time to summarize them and get you caught up to speed! General - Completed a full pass on Loot Crates to improve loot variation and quality - Unofficials can now use flying creatures by adding the following setting to your GameUserSettings.ini under the [ServerSettings] section: bForceCanRideFliers=True - Building is now enabled in mission areas by default on Unofficial Servers (no longer need to use the aforementioned ini to change it) - Increased the reliability of repairing glitches - Added a debuff to reduce damage to tames, players, structures for a short duration of time after releasing from cryo. - Increased the placement radius check for ocean platforms to prevent them from being placed next to enemy foundations/platforms - Added an optional visual indicator for the TEK trough radius - Added a "Grind All" function added to grinders Magmasaur - Basilisks can now be tamed on Fertilized Magmasaur Eggs - Magmasaur now requires metal ingots to shoot projectiles - Magmasaur projectile speed and gravity adjusted for proper turret targeting in low FPS conditions - Ambergris weight now scales by 0.5 in Magmasaur to help with raising babies Snow Owl - Players recover 50% faster from the frozen state left by the Snow Owl dive - Removed the Snow Owl heal effect on enemy players and enemy-tamed creatures (wild creatures are still affected) - Snow Owl dive slow has been reduced to 2.5 seconds MEK's - Pistol Damage versus Tamed Creatures reduced by 30% - MEK Rocket Boost (tapping/holding space) should no longer damage tamed creatures or players. - Reduce MEK movement speed by 20% when shield is up - Sword Damage versus Tamed Creatures and Players reduced by 25% Ferox - Adjusted Ferox knockback distance for PvE scenarios in which it could move other tribes tames - Ferox can no longer be trapped with a bola Bloodstalker - Reduced the range at which it can grapple an enemy to just slightly below maximum auto turret range (5800 units) - Reduced mobility for BloodStalker while over-encumbered - Improved the overall feel and appearance when webbed by BloodStalker Pelagornis - Polymer weight reduced by 80% when in Pelagornis inventory - Increased polymer harvesting by approximately 30% Rhino - Decreased the maximum damage scale from 12.5x to 8x when charging - Increased the time/distance it takes to charge up to max by 20% (so it'll take longer to hit that 8x) - Rhinos are now affected by Plant Y crowd control Cluster Grenades - Cluster fragments if shot by a turret will now detonate all other fragments from the same originating grenade Fabricator - Can now craft the TEK Replicator (TEK Replicator has been removed from Loot Crates in Genesis) TEK Suits - Increased TEK Suit repair costs by approximately 20% - Wearing a full TEK suit will prevent you from being targeted by bees when opening a beehive - Capped TEK Suit durability at 1500 - TEK Suit repair costs now scale with quality HLNA - Improved the accuracy of HLNA cardinal direction when teleporting - HLNA teleportation logic now tries to avoid turrets, non-allied players, and hostile dinos - Improved reliability of HLNA teleportation when traveling with tames - Improved HLNA performance when crafting a large number of items Missions - Improved several visual components of the mission UI (difficulty text, leaderboards, item lists, mission notifications) - Increase to timers on various beta and alpha race missions - Improved navigation issues on Escort Missions - Removed mission requirement for additional players when entering the final boss with a player who has the requirements. - Added a HUD notification during the VR Boss fight to indicate you've reached the limit - Creatures can no longer attack through the barrier while on Gauntlet missions Creatures (Misc) - Schools of fish no longer damage rafts and motorboats - Prevented itchy from stealing cryopods - Parasaurs no longer detect bodies that are not visible or rendered - Reduced cloning cost for the Giant Turtle - Gachas will no longer auto consume buff soup/food. This means they won't accidentally eat them when they're stored in troughs. - Added the ability to use the Reaper tailspin attack while using a gamepad - Insect swarms now give chitin instead of hide Damage/Health - Increased damage to insect swarms by Beelzebufo to 2.5x - Increased damage to insect swarms by Fire to 1.5x - Reduced health of insect swarms by 50% - Reduced Tek Claw damage against structures - Reduced AoE damage on the TEK cruise missile Biomes - Significantly reduced the frequency and slightly increased the duration of green rain in the bog biome - Reduced the number of insect swarms in Bog biome by about 25% - Added a cooldown between green rain insect swarm spawns. - Reduced the bat spawns in the main volcano within the volcano biome - Made several collision improvements for meshes on Aberration Bugs - Fixed an exploit with Magmasaur - Fixed an issue with Dedicated storage locking behavior on PvE (Players could withdraw items when it was "locked") - Fixed a bug that allowed building within the boss arena on Valguero - Fixed 100+ holes, terrain, and level design issues across various maps - Fixed a turret exploit with the Space Whale - Fixed multiple cases where the Bloodstalker couldn't swing around Extinction - Fixed some configuration issues with the dynamic rates ini on non-standard official servers - Fixed an issue with collision on several meshes - Fixed several mesh holes in various biomes - Fixed several missing notifications on gather, retrieve, basketball, hunt, and escort missions - Fixed an exploit that allowed Ferox to clip inside enemy structures - Fixed a bug which prevented the Moeder boss fight from initiating correctly - Fixed a bug which prevent players from seeing Primitive+ servers - Fixed an issue with crafting costs on TEK items - Fixed a bug which allowed players to cancel the Spinos' animation and attack twice. - Fixed multiple bugs related to locations showing Mission Areas when they weren't supposed to or vice versa - Fixed an invulnerability exploit - Fixed an invulnerability exploit for ferox - Fixed cooldown time for the mindwipe - Fixed various server crashes - Fixed a crash related to the bog spider - Fixed instances where the lunar buff would remain after using a TEK Teleporter - Fixed a rare occurrence where Ferox could jump through the mesh or get through the world barrier - Fixed a bug where Ferox could jump while over-encumbered - Fixed a bug that caused Ferox taming meter to be invisible - Fixed several taming effectiveness and taming multiplier bugs with BloodStalker and Giant Turtle - Fixed a case where Space Whale could blink behind static meshes - Fixed a bug with Ferox that allowed it to stay transformed by forcefeeding - Fixed an issue with mindwipes that caused them to have an increased cooldown timer - Fixed a bug with Ferox taming methods - Fixed an instance in which the BloodStalker's web could remain attached after teleporting with HLNA - Fixed a rare occurrence where the Dodo Basketball mission could not be completed after switching languages - Fixed several visual bugs with HLNA teleportation - Fixed a bug that prevented players using gamepads from using the throw attack on Karkinos - Fixed an issue that caused a Follow whistle command when holding 'B' on a gamepad - Fixed an occurrence where the mining drill sound would remain playing after mounting a dino - Fixed instances with damage scaling while using weapons with projectiles - Fixed a rare bug that caused recent mission progress to be lost after a server restart - Fixed a bug that caused the Space Whale corpse to disappear after 1 hit - Fixed a bug that prevented several Aberration dinos from being downloaded on Genesis - Fixed occurrences where Magmasaur could damage structures out of turret range - Fixed an exploit with Ferox - Fixed several performance-related crashes - Fixed an instance where the mining drill could dismount players - Fixed occurrences where players could incorrectly get inside of Gauntlet missions - Fixed incorrect damage for building in Arctic and Ocean biome - Fixed implementation of newly added Genesis configuration settings - Fixed an exploit with Ferox - Fixed a display bug with the Hexagon Shop - Fixed a bug where Pelas and Itchys would fly to xyz coordinates 0 0 0 - Fixed a bug where players could attack each other with the mining drill - Fixed a bug where items may have received an unintended item cap - Fixed player emote specific to Portugese language setting - Fixed certain languages not finding appropriate directories - Fixed several mesh holes - Fixed a critical crash - Fixed space whale's display name - Fixed an issue where rock slides would linger after ending - Fixed several visual bugs with Magmasaur - Fixed several visual bugs with Space Whale - Fixed several bugs with the Ferox taming process - Fixed issue where insect swarms could attack through walls - Fixed an issue with Megachelon (turtle) taming method - Fixed a taming bug with the Bloodstalker - Fixed a crash with Extinction's horde crate and element node - Fixed some bugs which caused projectiles to not expire on clients - Fixed an issue that would prevent players connecting to OC servers - Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving the mission buff in specific biomes (Bog/Ocean/Arctic) - Fixed the increased damage multiplier in various biomes - Fixed an edge case that caused the player to be destroyed when mounting an Equus and equipping its saddle - Fixed a visual bug with the Hover Skiff rotation when restarting the server - Fixed an instance where players with glide suits weren't being reeled in properly by BloodStalker - Fixed a bug where the Giant Turtle could be tamed out of render distance - Fixed an instance in which tamed dinos would be launched long distances by avalanches - Fixed a visual bug with the Space Whale saddle that caused skins to remain on when the saddle is removed - Fixed a bug where Ferox Stats were being rerolled after first time transforming - Fixed a damage exploit with Ferox - Fixed a rare case where the mining drill could damage the tek sensor - Fixed an exploit with cruise missiles that allowed them to bypass turrets - Added Deinonychus saddle to the engrams list - Added several missing items to the HLNA Hexagon Store - Magamasaur no longer takes damage from lava on The Center - Ferox should now keep its imprint buff when in large form - Teleporting East in the Bog biome will no longer transport the player South East - Activation/deactivation settings will now save on the tek alarm - Activation/deactivation settings will now save on the pressure plate - The lava on The Island in caves and the lava in the Wyvern trench on S.E. will no longer damage Magmasaur - Cryopods can be accessed in the HLNA Shop again - Made adjustments in areas near the volcano to fix rare instances where eruptions would instantly kill players/dinos - Prevented Meks from being deployed in the VR Mission - Re-enabled configuration to prevent Reapers from being transferred to Genesis - Improved several areas where localization was missing or incorrectly - Removed the ability to give birth to Reapers while on Genesis - Basketball Missions rewards should now match their intended reward returns - Restored Extinction Horde mode data Eggcellent Adventure Returns Tomorrow Don't forget Eggcellent Adventure starts tomorrow and runs until April 21st. Don't miss out on you opportunity to experience this annual event on PC, Xbox, and PS4! Click Here For Event Details Stay At Home Sale (Up to 80% Off) If you've been waiting to become a Survivor on PC, now is the time! ARK: Survival Evolved base game, Season Pass, Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction and the Explorer's Edition are now on sale on Steam! Grab yours at the sale price until the 24th of April! EVO Event There will be no EVO event while Eggcellent Adventure is active. 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
  10. Important Announcement Regarding PS4 OC PvE 816 On the 8th of April at Midnight EST, we will be rolling back PS4 OC PvE 816 to a point prior to a save-file corruption issue that was the result of a mass OC outage on the evening of the 29th of March (Sydney time). This issue resulted in the mass loss of structures and tames along with tribe ownership for the majority of tribes on this server. The server will be rolled back to the safest save prior to the server outage. Approx 10 days. During the 24 hour warning time leading up to the rollback, all TRANSFERS IN/OUT shall be disabled with the exception of CHARACTER TRANSFERS OUT. We recommend players make sure they have transferred their characters off PvE 816 prior to 12 AM ET in order to minimize potential character loss during the rollback.
  11. Eggcellent Adventure 5 Beginning Tuesday April 7th until April 21st, survivors will be able to experience our annual Eggcellent Adventure event on PC, Xbox, and PS4! While much of the world is at home, we wanted to give you some new adventures to hunt down. During Eggcellent Adventure 5, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's. These Bunny Eggs can be painted or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft new holiday-themed item skins such as the Spear and C4 skin, as well as 10 returning skins. Similar to past Eggcellent Adventure events, Bunny Oviraptor's will drop festive Dino Candy. Collect the candy and feed it to your tames for a special festive effect! To top it all off, wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves sporting some eggcellent colors! For those that are looking to expand their chibi collection, you're in luck! You'll be able to collect the past chibi's we've introduced with the addition of 6 new chibi pets by placing and cracking event-themed eggs from wild bunny dodos. Event Details Rate Boosts 4X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 4X Player XP 4X Harvesting 4X Taming New Chibi's Megalodon Karkinos Beelzebufo Basilisk Seeker Bunny New Emotes Bunny Hop Dance Skins New Content Easter-themed C4 with easter-themed explosion VFX Chocolate Egg Easter Hat Easter-themed Spear Existing Content Bunny Ears Skin Bunny Ears Skin Procoptodon Bunny Costume Dino Easter Chick Hat Dino Easter Egg Hat Easter Chick Hat Easter Egg Hat Marshmallow Hat Skin Dino Marshmallow Hat Skin Chocolate Rabbit Club Skin Items Existing Content Festive Dino Candy Event-colored Wild Creatures Magenta Light Green Light Yellow Light Orange Light Red Dino Light Brown Dino Dark Brown Yellow Cyan Green Dino Medium Blue Turquoise LightPink DeepPink Peach Mint Teal PowderBlue Cream Eggcellent Painting Contest Want to show off your creative side? Similar to last year, we are bringing back the community egg-painting competition. After you've found a Dodo egg, place the egg down on the ground and take out your paintbrush and dyes. You'll be able to paint select regions on the egg as well as free-hand paint it with the brush to paint any design on it. Have fun and get creative! There will be three competitions with a prize for the winner of $100! In-Game Painting Real-life Egg Painting For the in-game egg painting, players are expected to paint their own designs and downloading templates or images to use is not allowed. For the real-life egg painting, we're looking for you and your tribemates to get together and paint some eggs in real life that somehow reflect the world of ARK! Screenshot or photo quality won't be taken into consideration but try to get a picture that best shows off your egg. The entries will be judged by our community team. Submissions are limited to three eggs per survivor, so choose your best egg. You'll have the month of April to enter, with April 30th being the final day to enter. Submit your images in the comments below, and we look forward to seeing your creativity! Click here for examples of entries from last year Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off) Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs. Go grab your copy now! EVO Event Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 3rd of Apr at 1 PM EST until Monday the 6th of Apr at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 3.5x Harvesting Rates 3.5x Breeding 3.5x Taming Rates 3.5x EXP Rates 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
  12. Eggcellent Adventure 5 Beginning Tuesday April 7th until April 21st, survivors will be able to experience our annual Eggcellent Adventure event on PC, Xbox, and PS4! While much of the world is at home, we wanted to give you some new adventures to hunt down. During Eggcellent Adventure 5, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's. These Bunny Eggs can be painted or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft new holiday-themed item skins such as the Spear and C4 skin, as well as 10 returning skins. Similar to past Eggcellent Adventure events, Bunny Oviraptor's will drop festive Dino Candy. Collect the candy and feed it to your tames for a special festive effect! To top it all off, wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves sporting some eggcellent colors! For those that are looking to expand their chibi collection, you're in luck! You'll be able to collect the past chibi's we've introduced with the addition of 6 new chibi pets by placing and cracking event-themed eggs from wild bunny dodos. Event Details Rate Boosts 4X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 4X Player XP 4X Harvesting 4X Taming New Chibi's Megalodon Karkinos Beelzebufo Basilisk Seeker Bunny New Emotes Bunny Hop Dance Skins New Content Easter-themed C4 with easter-themed explosion VFX Chocolate Egg Easter Hat Easter-themed Spear Existing Content Bunny Ears Skin Bunny Ears Skin Procoptodon Bunny Costume Dino Easter Chick Hat Dino Easter Egg Hat Easter Chick Hat Easter Egg Hat Marshmallow Hat Skin Dino Marshmallow Hat Skin Chocolate Rabbit Club Skin Items Existing Content Festive Dino Candy Event-colored Wild Creatures Magenta Light Green Light Yellow Light Orange Light Red Dino Light Brown Dino Dark Brown Yellow Cyan Green Dino Medium Blue Turquoise LightPink DeepPink Peach Mint Teal PowderBlue Cream Eggcellent Painting Contest Want to show off your creative side? Similar to last year, we are bringing back the community egg-painting competition. After you've found a Dodo egg, place the egg down on the ground and take out your paintbrush and dyes. You'll be able to paint select regions on the egg as well as free-hand paint it with the brush to paint any design on it. Have fun and get creative! There will be three competitions with a prize for the winner of $100! In-Game Painting Real-life Egg Painting For the in-game egg painting, players are expected to paint their own designs and downloading templates or images to use is not allowed. For the real-life egg painting, we're looking for you and your tribemates to get together and paint some eggs in real life that somehow reflect the world of ARK! Screenshot or photo quality won't be taken into consideration but try to get a picture that best shows off your egg. The entries will be judged by our community team. Submissions are limited to three eggs per survivor, so choose your best egg. You'll have the month of April to enter, with April 30th being the final day to enter. Submit your images in the comments below, and we look forward to seeing your creativity! Click here for examples of entries from last year Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off) Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs. Go grab your copy now! EVO Event Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 3rd of Apr at 1 PM EST until Monday the 6th of Apr at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 3.5x Harvesting Rates 3.5x Breeding 3.5x Taming Rates 3.5x EXP Rates 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 View full article
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