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  1. Public Beta 2 [Experimental Branch] Please keep comments related to the changes below. Thanks in advance! How to opt into a beta: Right-click ARK: Survival Evolved in your Steam library and select Properties Select the Beta tab to expose branches that are available to switch to Click the drop-down list to select Experimental After making the selection, your download will begin! Changes in Experimental branch - Mek shield debuff set to not be given on shield deactivation - Outside of Mek shield debuff reduced to 30 seconds (from 60) - Snow Owl freeze buff set to not dismount riders - Players and Dino’s are immune to the snow owl freeze for 10 seconds after being frozen - Snow Owl Encapsulate/freeze wind up changed from 1.3 seconds to 2.6 - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage by 30% - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage to structures by 75% - Dropped Plant Species Z Fruit weight to 10 Server Information ExperimentalBeta (31.214.128.22) Admin pw: testing
  2. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Public Beta The Public Beta is set to go live this week! Like last time, we'll create a thread and give you information on how to access the beta via Steam. This beta will only be available on PC. The proposed changes for the beta are below. The cave changes mentioned in the last Community Crunch will not be in this beta build. - Mek shield debuff set to not be given on shield deactivation - Outside of Mek shield debuff reduced to 30 seconds (from 60) - Snow Owl freeze buff set to not dismount riders - Players and Dino’s are immune to the snow owl freeze for 10 seconds after being frozen - Snow Owl Encapsulate/freeze wind up changed from 1.3 seconds to 2.6 - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage by 30% - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage to structures by 75% - Dropped Plant Species Z Fruit weight to 10 On The Horizon Misc Valguero Issues There are some misc. issues related to Valguero (wyverns, etc) that will be patched this week. Patch notes with specific details will be updated prior to the patch going live. Duping and Exploits The enforcement team is actively taking action on tickets and issues that involve game exploits (duping, meshing, etc). Please refresh yourself on the Code of Conduct for the Official Network to prevent any action being taken against your tribe. Code of Conduct PVE Tribe Warfare System There has been an increase in abuse and enforcement tickets stemming from the tribe warfare system. To prevent further abuse we will be disabling the Tribe Warfare system on Thursday 8/22. Classic PvP Preparation is still underway for a new season in Classic PvP. We look forward to sharing more details on what to expect soon! Modding Sponsorships Mod Program applications will be opening up again on September 1st! This will be the last application period of the year so make sure to get your projects in. Apply For Sponsorship Only fill out the application if you are the owner of the mod. The sponsorship applications are not a nomination system; sponsorship comes with expectations that a given mod author may not want to actually add on to their life at a given point in time for any number of reasons. It's up to the mod author to decide if they want to put their project up for potential sponsorship. EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 23rd of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 26th of Aug at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard Cover image: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/gallery/image/3092-the-island/
  3. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Public Beta The Public Beta is set to go live this week! Like last time, we'll create a thread and give you information on how to access the beta via Steam. This beta will only be available on PC. The proposed changes for the beta are below. The cave changes mentioned in the last Community Crunch will not be in this beta build. - Mek shield debuff set to not be given on shield deactivation - Outside of Mek shield debuff reduced to 30 seconds (from 60) - Snow Owl freeze buff set to not dismount riders - Players and Dino’s are immune to the snow owl freeze for 10 seconds after being frozen - Snow Owl Encapsulate/freeze wind up changed from 1.3 seconds to 2.6 - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage by 30% - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage to structures by 75% - Dropped Plant Species Z Fruit weight to 10 On The Horizon Misc Valguero Issues There are some misc. issues related to Valguero (wyverns, etc) that will be patched this week. Patch notes with specific details will be updated prior to the patch going live. Duping and Exploits The enforcement team is actively taking action on tickets and issues that involve game exploits (duping, meshing, etc). Please refresh yourself on the Code of Conduct for the Official Network to prevent any action being taken against your tribe. Code of Conduct PVE Tribe Warfare System There has been an increase in abuse and enforcement tickets stemming from the tribe warfare system. To prevent further abuse we will be disabling the Tribe Warfare system on Thursday 8/22. Classic PvP Preparation is still underway for a new season in Classic PvP. We look forward to sharing more details on what to expect soon! Modding Sponsorships Mod Program applications will be opening up again on September 1st! This will be the last application period of the year so make sure to get your projects in. Apply For Sponsorship Only fill out the application if you are the owner of the mod. The sponsorship applications are not a nomination system; sponsorship comes with expectations that a given mod author may not want to actually add on to their life at a given point in time for any number of reasons. It's up to the mod author to decide if they want to put their project up for potential sponsorship. EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 23rd of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 26th of Aug at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard Cover image: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/gallery/image/3092-the-island/ View full article
  4. Welcome to another edition of FanARK Friday! Want to see your video, art, screenshot, etc, featured here? Tweet it at us and use #FanARKFriday and you could be here next week! Beakers By Enchantress-LeLe Shapeshifters By RavenYTArt Dino Nest By Sunny125 Purple Drake By WyvernLang Managarmr By Riinart Sugar Glider By Interface_5 T-Rex Under Attack By HemkeStekkers Snow Owl By DudeSolo1 Forest Titan By cfowler7-SFM
  5. Welcome to another edition of FanARK Friday! Want to see your video, art, screenshot, etc, featured here? Tweet it at us and use #FanARKFriday and you could be here next week! Beakers By Enchantress-LeLe Shapeshifters By RavenYTArt Dino Nest By Sunny125 Purple Drake By WyvernLang Managarmr By Riinart Sugar Glider By Interface_5 T-Rex Under Attack By HemkeStekkers Snow Owl By DudeSolo1 Forest Titan By cfowler7-SFM View full article
  6. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Genesis Season Pass Last week we introduced a new chapter in the ARK saga: Genesis. By purchasing the season pass, you obtain a brand new H.L.N.A companion. Are you enjoying H.L.N.A.'s company on your adventures? Genesis will be a brand new experience for old and new players alike. Check out our live stream if you're looking for more details on what to expect! ARK Developer Live-stream ARK: Genesis Press Articles In addition to the live-stream, there have been several articles about Genesis in the press. Here's a few: PC Gamer: Everything we know about Ark: Genesis Games Radar: Ark: Survival Evolved Genesis expansion adding new dinos and a talking robot starting this December Public Beta It's that time again! With our last public beta changes live on the Official network, we've decided to propose another batch of changes for your testing. When this beta patch goes live, we'll post a thread to collect your feedback. The feedback you provide is valuable, as last time it resulted in us increasing armor penetration with the fabricated sniper and longneck above their original beta values. We'll be making some changes to caves that will impact areas where you are ONLY able to crouch. We'll be sure to share visual details noting the changes before they go live. - Mek shield debuff set to not be given on shield deactivation - Outside of Mek shield debuff reduced to 30 seconds (from 60) - Snow Owl freeze buff set to not dismount riders - Players and Dino’s are immune to the snow owl freeze for 10 seconds after being frozen - Snow Owl Encapsulate/freeze wind up changed from 1.3 seconds to 2.6 - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage by 30% - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage to structures by 75% - Dropped Plant Species Z Fruit weight to 10 On The Horizon Dedicated Valguero Saves & Single Player Valguero Saves The engineering team is working diligently to solve these critical issues with Valguero servers. We've been making progress and hope to have more information to share this week. XBOX Transfers and Duping Exploits Solving the exploits that have led to the recent XBOX transfer limitations are still a urgent issue that the engineering team is working on. Transfers have been limited because It's important to try and minimize the impact of duping. We also hope to have more information on transfers this week. Misc Valguero Issues There are some misc. issues related to Valguero (missing wyverns, etc) that will be patched once the more critical issues have been addressed. Primitive+ Missing Content The engineering team is close to a patch for a recent update that caused Primitive+ content to go missing. We'll have more information on this soon! EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 16th of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 19th of Aug at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  7. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Genesis Season Pass Last week we introduced a new chapter in the ARK saga: Genesis. By purchasing the season pass, you obtain a brand new H.L.N.A companion. Are you enjoying H.L.N.A.'s company on your adventures? Genesis will be a brand new experience for old and new players alike. Check out our live stream if you're looking for more details on what to expect! ARK Developer Live-stream ARK: Genesis Press Articles In addition to the live-stream, there have been several articles about Genesis in the press. Here's a few: PC Gamer: Everything we know about Ark: Genesis Games Radar: Ark: Survival Evolved Genesis expansion adding new dinos and a talking robot starting this December Public Beta It's that time again! With our last public beta changes live on the Official network, we've decided to propose another batch of changes for your testing. When this beta patch goes live, we'll post a thread to collect your feedback. The feedback you provide is valuable, as last time it resulted in us increasing armor penetration with the fabricated sniper and longneck above their original beta values. We'll be making some changes to caves that will impact areas where you are ONLY able to crouch. We'll be sure to share visual details noting the changes before they go live. - Mek shield debuff set to not be given on shield deactivation - Outside of Mek shield debuff reduced to 30 seconds (from 60) - Snow Owl freeze buff set to not dismount riders - Players and Dino’s are immune to the snow owl freeze for 10 seconds after being frozen - Snow Owl Encapsulate/freeze wind up changed from 1.3 seconds to 2.6 - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage by 30% - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage to structures by 75% - Dropped Plant Species Z Fruit weight to 10 On The Horizon Dedicated Valguero Saves & Single Player Valguero Saves The engineering team is working diligently to solve these critical issues with Valguero servers. We've been making progress and hope to have more information to share this week. XBOX Transfers and Duping Exploits Solving the exploits that have led to the recent XBOX transfer limitations are still a urgent issue that the engineering team is working on. Transfers have been limited because It's important to try and minimize the impact of duping. We also hope to have more information on transfers this week. Misc Valguero Issues There are some misc. issues related to Valguero (missing wyverns, etc) that will be patched once the more critical issues have been addressed. Primitive+ Missing Content The engineering team is close to a patch for a recent update that caused Primitive+ content to go missing. We'll have more information on this soon! EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 16th of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 19th of Aug at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  8. Important Announcement for PvP PS4 Survivors Due to a recent issue with guns causing damage to structures, we are rolling back the Official Server Network at 12:35PM PST to approximately 10:30 AM PST on Thursday 8/8. With this deployment, transfers will also be re-enabled. We have taken steps to minimize character loss, but if you experience any issues related to this roll-back, please file a ticket with Customer Service. https://support.survivetheark.com/hc/en-us Due to roll-back and recent events related to deployment on Aug 8th, we'll be increasing the EVO event rates to 4x for the event on 8/9. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused! Notice for Primitive+ Survivors: Also related to the deployment on Thursday 8/8, we had an issue with the Primitive+ build that caused the engrams to not be recognized. Because of this, we'll need to roll the servers back to 10:30 AM PST on Thursday 8/8. Additionally, these servers have technical issues which prevent them from being able to be rolled back. Customer Service is aware and is ready to provide assistance for missing items. NA-PVP-TheIsland-PrimPlusCrossArk3 NA-PVP-Aberration-PrimPlusCrossArk5 NA-PVP-TheCenter-PrimPlusCrossArk5
  9. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Be sure to tune into http://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark on Thursday 10AM PST for a special announcement! Want to find out more about what's going on? Keep your eyes peeled on http://ark.gg/g if you don't want to miss out on the clues! EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 9th of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 12th of Aug at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  10. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Be sure to tune into http://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark on Thursday 10AM PST for a special announcement! Want to find out more about what's going on? Keep your eyes peeled on http://ark.gg/g if you don't want to miss out on the clues! EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 9th of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 12th of Aug at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  11. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Mod Contest Winners The 2019 ARK Modding Contest has come to a close and the winners decided! For the last two months, the modding community has been preparing and working hard for a chance at the rewards of the mod contest, and the final result was left to the community. Here are the winners of each category, as chosen by this community of survivors! Maps: 1st - Olympus by rougewolf 2nd - Faith by JasonAkaSnowy 3rd - The Chasm by Trappel22 Mods: 1st - Castles, Keeps, and Forts by ExileAcid 2nd - ARK Steampunk Mod by iSpeZz 3rd - Human NPCs by ZKs The raffles for the signed collector's editions box sets have also been drawn: Raffle winner (PS4 edition): AKNyx Raffle winner (XB1 edition): KnochenKater We'll be reaching out to the winners soon to finalize and arrange winnings. We would also like to state our appreciation to all of the content creators that helped the mod authors broadcast their projects and overall helped share the contest. Thank you. Lastly, don't forget that sponsored mod program applications are still open and will close in a week. If you are interested in sponsorship make sure to get those applications in! Happy modding! Valguero Transfer Timing (Consoles) The timing for transfers into and out of Valguero has been updated to include consoles. Check out the link below for information on timing for PC. Console (XBOX/PS4) Transfers In Enabled October 29th Transfers Out Enabled Aug 5th Customer Service Ticket Submissions We've updated the information needed for submitting Customer Service tickets so that is more concise and clear. We've updated the information for filing tickets for filing regular tickets as well as ban appeals. Be sure to look over this information before filing your ticket. Doing so makes the process smoother and most tickets a lot faster to process. Check out the links below for more information. Reporting Code of Conduct Violations Appealing an ARK Ban On The Horizon XBOX Dedicated Server Valguero Issue The team is looking into the issue preventing saving on dedicated servers running the Valguero map. This is a top priority and we expect to have updates on this soon. Invisible Wyvern/Broodmother The issue of invisible Wyverns and Broodmother has a potential fix that the QA team is testing. We'll share more information on this fix when its closer to deployment. Exploits The team is actively engaged with the community on current exploits and diagnosing ways to counter them. This is an ongoing process and development resources are always dedicated to addressing exploits. Meta/Beta Changes Our recent beta is the first of more we'd like the community to participate in. The next round of changes will be focused around the PvP cave meta. Share your thoughts in the thread below! Network Maintenance Network maintenance on Thursday from 6-7am CET (12am EST). No downtime is expected but there could be a few potential outages which may cause connection issues during that period. Affects all EU servers on all platforms. EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (excluding Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 2nd of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 5th of Aug at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  12. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Mod Contest Winners The 2019 ARK Modding Contest has come to a close and the winners decided! For the last two months, the modding community has been preparing and working hard for a chance at the rewards of the mod contest, and the final result was left to the community. Here are the winners of each category, as chosen by this community of survivors! Maps: 1st - Olympus by rougewolf 2nd - Faith by JasonAkaSnowy 3rd - The Chasm by Trappel22 Mods: 1st - Castles, Keeps, and Forts by ExileAcid 2nd - ARK Steampunk Mod by iSpeZz 3rd - Human NPCs by ZKs The raffles for the signed collector's editions box sets have also been drawn: Raffle winner (PS4 edition): AKNyx Raffle winner (XB1 edition): KnochenKater We'll be reaching out to the winners soon to finalize and arrange winnings. We would also like to state our appreciation to all of the content creators that helped the mod authors broadcast their projects and overall helped share the contest. Thank you. Lastly, don't forget that sponsored mod program applications are still open and will close in a week. If you are interested in sponsorship make sure to get those applications in! Happy modding! Valguero Transfer Timing (Consoles) The timing for transfers into and out of Valguero has been updated to include consoles. Check out the link below for information on timing for PC. Console (XBOX/PS4) Transfers In Enabled October 29th Transfers Out Enabled Aug 5th Customer Service Ticket Submissions We've updated the information needed for submitting Customer Service tickets so that is more concise and clear. We've updated the information for filing regular tickets as well as ban appeals. Be sure to look over this information before filing your ticket. Doing so makes the process smoother and most tickets a lot faster to process. Check out the links below for more information. Reporting Code of Conduct Violations Appealing an ARK Ban On The Horizon XBOX Dedicated Server Valguero Issue The team is looking into the issue preventing saving on dedicated servers running the Valguero map. This is a top priority and we expect to have updates on this soon. Invisible Wyvern/Broodmother The issue of invisible Wyverns and Broodmother has a potential fix that the QA team is testing. We'll share more information on this fix when its closer to deployment. Exploits The team is actively engaged with the community on current exploits and diagnosing ways to counter them. This is an ongoing process and development resources are always dedicated to addressing exploits. Meta/Beta Changes Our recent beta is the first of more we'd like the community to participate in. The next round of changes will be focused around the PvP cave meta. Share your thoughts in the thread below! Network Maintenance Network maintenance on Thursday from 6-7am CET (12am EST). No downtime is expected but there could be a few potential outages which may cause connection issues during that period. Affects all EU servers on all platforms. EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (excluding Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 2nd of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 5th of Aug at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  13. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Valguero for Console It's a light week in terms of news, as this week the team will be busy addressing any recent issues related to the Valguero launch. We'll also be identifying ways to address recent duping from an exploit that was isolated to the XBOX network. We've fixed this particular exploit with the Valguero patch and will work with the community to identify exploits that may still exist. Transfers should be re-enabled on all servers now. As always, transfers on Valguero will be disabled for XBOX and PS4 for a period of time. The timing will be similar to PC (But adjusted) and updated in the thread below, once confirmed. It may be quiet now, but there are exciting things on the horizon! Voting Is Open! The ARK Modding Contest has finally opened the public vote! It's up to you, the players, to decide the final winners of the contest. The winner of each category will be awarded a whopping $10,000! Everyone gets one vote for each category, be mindful that once you submit your vote you will not be able to change it. If you are not sure who the finalists are we have compiled a playlist of short showcase videos for each finalist that you can find right here! We've also set up a steam collection with all of the finalists for your convenience. To vote, head on over to each of the contest pages for Maps and Mods. Voting will close on Sunday, 07/28/2019 05:00 PM (PDT), so make sure to show your support for your favorites before then. Voting will enter you for a chance to win a Collectors Edition box signed by the development team. The winners will be drawn at random after the contest has finished. One for each category. EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (excluding Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 26th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 29th of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  14. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Valguero for Console It's a light week in terms of news, as this week the team will be busy addressing any recent issues related to the Valguero launch. We'll also be identifying ways to address recent duping from an exploit that was isolated to the XBOX network. We've fixed this particular exploit with the Valguero patch and will work with the community to identify exploits that may still exist. Transfers should be re-enabled on all servers now. As always, transfers on Valguero will be disabled for XBOX and PS4 for a period of time. The timing will be similar to PC (But adjusted) and updated in the thread below, once confirmed. It may be quiet now, but there are exciting things on the horizon! Voting Is Open! The ARK Modding Contest has finally opened the public vote! It's up to you, the players, to decide the final winners of the contest. The winner of each category will be awarded a whopping $10,000! Everyone gets one vote for each category, be mindful that once you submit your vote you will not be able to change it. If you are not sure who the finalists are we have compiled a playlist of short showcase videos for each finalist that you can find right here! We've also set up a steam collection with all of the finalists for your convenience. To vote, head on over to each of the contest pages for Maps and Mods. Voting will close on Sunday, 07/28/2019 05:00 PM (PDT), so make sure to show your support for your favorites before then. Voting will enter you for a chance to win a Collectors Edition box signed by the development team. The winners will be drawn at random after the contest has finished. One for each category. EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (excluding Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 26th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 29th of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  15. Update Concerning PS4 Servers PVE 383-386 On Tuesday, July 16th at 10 PM EST, the machine running these servers experienced a critical hardware failure. Typically if this happens, we are able to restore the server to a backup from an earlier point in time. Unfortunately, that is not the case and this machine has no earlier backups. What this means for you: These servers will be revived with a clean save later today. Our deepest apologies to our survivors on these servers. This is a very rare occurrence and we will work to prevent these disruptions in the future! Affected Servers EU-PVE-PS4Official-TheIsland383 EU-PVE-PS4Official-TheIsland384 EU-PVE-PS4Official-TheIsland385 EU-PVE-PS4Official-TheIsland386
  16. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Announcement Regarding Exploits It has been brought to our attention that there are some duping methods that are being exploited within the community. The engineering team is looking at potential fixes and determining the next steps. Exploits, like duping, are extremely important to resolve for a healthy community and we prefer to take action as swiftly as possible. We will keep you updated as this situation evolves and let you know what to expect in the future as a result of these exploits. Valguero for Console Valguero has reinvigorated the passion of the ARK community and we're excited to bring it to all of our XBOX and PS4 survivors! Valguero will arrive as a regular game update, similar to Ragnarok. You won't need to download anything special from the marketplace to initiate the installation. The update will begin to roll out on July 19th 17:00 UTC. Check out the post below for any Valguero questions you might have! Modding Contest Finalist The finalists for the ARK Modding contest have been declared and we are now in the spotlight phase of the contest. Over the next week, leading up to the public vote, we will be releasing small preview videos on all of the finalists. The public vote begins on 07/21/2019 at 05:00 PM (PDT). Please check out these finalists and of course, Happy Modding! Map category finalists: Faith The Chasm Hope Caballus Talamh i lár Olympus The Valley Teonus Catania Exogenesis Mod category finalists: Paintable Furniture ARK Steampunk Mod RP VIsual Storage Castles, Keeps, and Forts ARK Arena ARK: The Final Stand Human NPCs Pugnacia Dinos ARK: Parados Gaia Public Beta Thank you for your participation in the recent public beta! Your feedback is valuable and has resulted in us tweaking the numbers even further on your behalf. Public betas seem to be a popular approach with the community, so we'll try to utilize this avenue more often when testing balance changes. The feedback from the beta was compiled into a spreadsheet and shared with the dev team. Public Beta Responses (Google Sheets) There are a few other threads and topics (servers, events) that we will compile public response sheets for and share with the community in the near future. Legacy Server Saves For those affected by the recent server migration, the saves from those servers can be found below. If you're looking for the NOTEK servers, they're under the "LIVE Legacy PVE" section. Current Server Backups Summer Bash (Rates) Extension We hope everyone is off to a great summer in ARK. Due to the delay of the event on console, we'll be extending the rates of the event until the EVO event begins on July 19th. The event content (skins, etc) will end on the previously communicated date, July 16th. EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 19th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 22nd of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  17. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Announcement Regarding Exploits It has been brought to our attention that there are some duping methods that are being exploited within the community. The engineering team is looking at potential fixes and determining the next steps. Exploits, like duping, are extremely important to resolve for a healthy community and we prefer to take action as swiftly as possible. We will keep you updated as this situation evolves and let you know what to expect in the future as a result of these exploits. Valguero for Console Valguero has reinvigorated the passion of the ARK community and we're excited to bring it to all of our XBOX and PS4 survivors! Valguero will arrive as a regular game update, similar to Ragnarok. You won't need to download anything special from the marketplace to initiate the installation. The update will begin to roll out on July 19th 17:00 UTC. Check out the post below for any Valguero questions you might have! Modding Contest Finalist The finalists for the ARK Modding contest have been declared and we are now in the spotlight phase of the contest. Over the next week, leading up to the public vote, we will be releasing small preview videos on all of the finalists. The public vote begins on 07/21/2019 at 05:00 PM (PDT). Please check out these finalists and of course, Happy Modding! Map category finalists: Faith The Chasm Hope Caballus Talamh i lár Olympus The Valley Teonus Catania Exogenesis Mod category finalists: Paintable Furniture ARK Steampunk Mod RP VIsual Storage Castles, Keeps, and Forts ARK Arena ARK: The Final Stand Human NPCs Pugnacia Dinos ARK: Parados Gaia Public Beta Thank you for your participation in the recent public beta! Your feedback is valuable and has resulted in us tweaking the numbers even further on your behalf. Public betas seem to be a popular approach with the community, so we'll try to utilize this avenue more often when testing balance changes. The feedback from the beta was compiled into a spreadsheet and shared with the dev team. Public Beta Responses (Google Sheets) There are a few other threads and topics (servers, events) that we will compile public response sheets for and share with the community in the near future. Legacy Server Saves For those affected by the recent server migration, the saves from those servers can be found below. If you're looking for the NOTEK servers, they're under the "LIVE Legacy PVE" section. Current Server Backups Summer Bash (Rates) Extension We hope everyone is off to a great summer in ARK. Due to the delay of the event on console, we'll be extending the rates of the event until the EVO event begins on July 19th. The event content (skins, etc) will end on the previously communicated date, July 16th. EVO Event Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 19th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 22nd of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  18. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Public Beta Over the past few weeks, we've been noticing increased feedback on balance and changes that affect the PvP meta and the ARK experience in general. As ARK ages, there will inevitably be changes to the meta that will expose opportunities to fine-tune some of the mechanics and creatures that have been introduced. Getting your feedback on these changes are valuable as they are often impactful to the community. In anticipation of your feedback, we've created a thread in the General forum for you to provide your input. Be sure to keep your feedback limited to the changes that are proposed. If this pilot proves to be successful, we'll look at doing this more in the future when the opportunity presents itself. We'll be opening an unofficial server for you to test these changes on. Feedback thread: How to opt into a beta: Right-click ARK: Survival Evolved in your Steam library and select Properties Select the Beta tab to expose branches that are available to switch to Click the drop-down list to select Experimental After making the selection, your download will begin! Proposed changes in beta branches: - Longneck rifle damage adjusted to have armor penetration - Fab sniper damage adjusted to have light armor penetration - Set Ice Titan freeze to last approximately 12 seconds - Plant Y should trap a player or tamed dino for 10 seconds max - Adjusted Shadow Steak Saute to no longer increase a players sensitivity to light (all other affects remain the same) - Set Forest Kaiju vine grab to not grab Mek riders - Prevented Forest Kaiju vine grab from going through Tek Forcefields (it will still grab through mek shields though) Server Information: ExperimentalBeta (31.214.128.22) Admin pw: testing Mod Voting Giveaway Remember to cast your votes for the current mod contest! At the end of the contest, there will be a raffle held for each category. Voting gets you a chance to win an ARK: Collectors Edition box set that has been signed by members of the development team! On The Horizon There are a number of things on the horizon that we'd like to keep on your radar. Valguero Console Launch We're busy finalizing some of the patched for the console release and will be announcing the release date soon! New Servers You've been providing lots of feedback on this topic and we've been discussing what the future looks like in terms of new servers/server configurations that may be fun in engaging. We hope to reduce the legacy server count by the end of summer to provide some new takes on the ARK experience. More to come! PVP Balance The beta that's being launched is part of a larger discussion on game balance and what the current meta is for ARK. We'll be fine-tuning and continually tweaking numbers. Classic PvP Season 2 A new season for Classic PvP will be coming soon. There will be more details on what this includes in the future. Opening Transfers for Valguero You'll be able to transfer out of Valguero starting later today. You will be able to begin transferring into these servers at the beginning of October. Official Server Saves The Great Migration and updated legacy saves for live PvE servers will be available this week Summer Bash Summer Bash started behind schedule for most platforms so we're happy to announce we'll be exending the event rates until 7/19. These rates will be in place until the EVO event begins on 7/19 (the EVO event will include Valguero. Evolution Event There will be no EVO event while Summer Bash is live. 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  19. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Public Beta Over the past few weeks, we've been noticing increased feedback on balance and changes that affect the PvP meta and the ARK experience in general. As ARK ages, there will inevitably be changes to the meta that will expose opportunities to fine-tune some of the mechanics and creatures that have been introduced. Getting your feedback on these changes are valuable as they are often impactful to the community. In anticipation of your feedback, we've created a thread in the General forum for you to provide your input. Be sure to keep your feedback limited to the changes that are proposed. If this pilot proves to be successful, we'll look at doing this more in the future when the opportunity presents itself. We'll be opening an unofficial server for you to test these changes on. Feedback thread: How to opt into a beta: Right-click ARK: Survival Evolved in your Steam library and select Properties Select the Beta tab to expose branches that are available to switch to Click the drop-down list to select Experimental After making the selection, your download will begin! Proposed changes in beta branches: - Longneck rifle damage adjusted to have armor penetration - Fab sniper damage adjusted to have light armor penetration - Set Ice Titan freeze to last approximately 12 seconds - Plant Y should trap a player or tamed dino for 10 seconds max - Adjusted Shadow Steak Saute to no longer increase a players sensitivity to light (all other affects remain the same) - Set Forest Kaiju vine grab to not grab Mek riders - Prevented Forest Kaiju vine grab from going through Tek Forcefields (it will still grab through mek shields though) Server Information: ExperimentalBeta (31.214.128.22) Admin pw: testing Mod Voting Giveaway Remember to cast your votes for the current mod contest! At the end of the contest, there will be a raffle held for each category. Voting gets you a chance to win an ARK: Collectors Edition box set that has been signed by members of the development team! On The Horizon There are a number of things on the horizon that we'd like to keep on your radar. Valguero Console Launch We're busy finalizing some of the patched for the console release and will be announcing the release date soon! New Servers You've been providing lots of feedback on this topic and we've been discussing what the future looks like in terms of new servers/server configurations that may be fun in engaging. We hope to reduce the legacy server count by the end of summer to provide some new takes on the ARK experience. More to come! PVP Balance The beta that's being launched is part of a larger discussion on game balance and what the current meta is for ARK. We'll be fine-tuning and continually tweaking numbers. Classic PvP Season 2 A new season for Classic PvP will be coming soon. There will be more details on what this includes in the future. Opening Transfers for Valguero You'll be able to transfer out of Valguero starting later today. You will be able to begin transferring into these servers at the beginning of October. Official Server Saves The Great Migration and updated legacy saves for live PvE servers will be available this week Summer Bash Summer Bash started behind schedule for most platforms so we're happy to announce we'll be exending the event rates until 7/19. These rates will be in place until the EVO event begins on 7/19 (the EVO event will include Valguero. Evolution Event There will be no EVO event while Summer Bash is live. 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  20. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Summer Bash 2019 Start your summer adventures in ARK tomorrow with the Summer Bash event. Servers will begin to be updated around 17:00 UTC (10AM PDT). If you missed the post, check out the details below! Modding Community Update Sponsored Mod Program applications are once again OPEN! If you are interested in sponsorship for your projects, please fill out the application here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/modding/apply-for-sponsorship/ The entry period for the ARK Modding contest has officially closed! We are now in a period of internal voting where we will select the finalists. Then, before you have a chance to vote on the finalists to determine the winner, we will be doing a round of spotlights on each of them. Best of luck to all of the mod authors that are participating! Lastly, We have two new projects joining the Sponsored Mod Program today! Please check out these projects and show the authors some community love & support. Automated ARK If you are like me and live by the phrase "Work smart not hard" Then Automated ARK might be just the mod for you. Build up processing systems to handle all those materials you gather while you go to enjoy other aspects of the ARK. Automated ARK will handle the crafting work for you. Antartika Do you like cold harsh environments? You might be crazy, but we still have just the map for you. Antartika is, as you would guess, a map that is themed around the icy environments. Survival will be a challenge on this map, but you're up to the challenge, right? Happy Modding! Server Maintenance/Updates We'll be performing maintenance on July 3rd 4:00 PM UTC for servers specified in the posts below. Stay up to date with current maintenance or report outages using the links below. Outages (ark.gg/outage) Maintenance (ark.gg/maintenance) For legacy players that had servers removed by the most recent migration: Saves will be available by end of the week, which includes updated legacy PvE saves. There will be no EVO event while Summer Bash is live. 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  21. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Summer Bash 2019 Start your summer adventures in ARK tomorrow with the Summer Bash event. Servers will begin to be updated around 17:00 UTC (10AM PDT). If you missed the post, check out the details below! Modding Community Update Sponsored Mod Program applications are once again OPEN! If you are interested in sponsorship for your projects, please fill out the application here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/modding/apply-for-sponsorship/ The entry period for the ARK Modding contest has officially closed! We are now in a period of internal voting where we will select the finalists. Then, before you have a chance to vote on the finalists to determine the winner, we will be doing a round of spotlights on each of them. Best of luck to all of the mod authors that are participating! Lastly, We have two new projects joining the Sponsored Mod Program today! Please check out these projects and show the authors some community love & support. Automated ARK If you are like me and live by the phrase "Work smart not hard" Then Automated ARK might be just the mod for you. Build up processing systems to handle all those materials you gather while you go to enjoy other aspects of the ARK. Automated ARK will handle the crafting work for you. Antartika Do you like cold harsh environments? You might be crazy, but we still have just the map for you. Antartika is, as you would guess, a map that is themed around the icy environments. Survival will be a challenge on this map, but you're up to the challenge, right? Happy Modding! Server Maintenance/Updates We'll be performing maintenance on July 3rd 4:00 PM UTC for servers specified in the posts below. Stay up to date with current maintenance or report outages using the links below. Outages (ark.gg/outage) Maintenance (ark.gg/maintenance) For legacy players that had servers removed by the most recent migration: Saves will be available by end of the week, which includes updated legacy PvE saves. There will be no EVO event while Summer Bash is live. 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  22. Run wild on the beach! ARK’s Summer Bash 2019 event has everything you need for fun in the sun: fireworks, patriotic top hats, swimsuits, and more. Plus you can show off that beach bod with new flex emotes, or make special candy that gives your tamed dinos a festive look. From July 2 to 16, it’s time for some star-spangled survival -- ARK style! Event Details Boosted Rates (Including Valguero). Does not include servers with existing game modes (i.e. Classic PvP, Small Tribes) 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 2X Player XP 2X Harvesting Event-colored creature spawns Seasonal candy that, when eaten, gives tames random dino colors (50 cooked meat) Sparkler Skin (10 cooked meat) Fireworks Flare Gun Skin (25 cooked meat) RPG Firework Rocket Skin (50 cooked meat) Summer Swimsuits Skins (male and female) (50 cooked prime meat) Uncle Sam Tophat Skin (100 cooked prime) Dino Uncle Sam Tophat Skin (100 cooked prime) Flex Emotes (100 prime jerky) Dino Colors: Navy Red White Sky blue Brick Blue Silver Parchment Mud Orange 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  23. Run wild on the beach! ARK’s Summer Bash 2019 event has everything you need for fun in the sun: fireworks, patriotic top hats, swimsuits, and more. Plus you can show off that beach bod with new flex emotes, or make special candy that gives your tamed dinos a festive look. From July 2 to 16, it’s time for some star-spangled survival -- ARK style! Event Details Boosted Rates (Including Valguero). Does not include servers with existing game modes (i.e. Classic PvP, Small Tribes) 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 2X Player XP 2X Harvesting Event-colored creature spawns Seasonal candy that, when eaten, gives tames random dino colors (50 cooked meat) Sparkler Skin (10 cooked meat) Fireworks Flare Gun Skin (25 cooked meat) RPG Firework Rocket Skin (50 cooked meat) Summer Swimsuits Skins (male and female) (50 cooked prime meat) Uncle Sam Tophat Skin (100 cooked prime) Dino Uncle Sam Tophat Skin (100 cooked prime) Flex Emotes (100 prime jerky) Dino Colors: Navy Red White Sky blue Brick Blue Silver Parchment Mud Orange 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  24. This is actually what I'm doing. Well kind-of. I'm compiling all of these individual responses so I can come to the table with the communities voice when decisions are made on this topic.
  25. Logos Community Crunch 187 Valguero Spotlight! Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Last week we launched Valguero, a new free DLC that has proven to be popular with the community. Much like Ragnarok, this map was created by members of the modding community. Our modding community has proven to be full of talent and great content! We love partnering with members of the community to bring free content to all of our passionate survivors. While the team is busy with the launch of Valguero on console, we'll highlight some of the videos we've been seeing on Youtube. We're excited to share what's in store for the future! Upcoming Events June 24 CLASSIC PVP MAINTENANCE With the launch of Valguero, some servers were decommissioned. Please see this list for affected servers. June 29 MOD CONTEST ENTRY DEADLINE Saturday will be your last chance to compete for a grand prize of 10K! Visit this link for more information Modding Updates Don't forget that sponsorship applications will open again on July 1st. Make sure to apply if you are interested! There are five days left to enter the ARK Modding contest! Make sure to get those entries in before the deadline. If you've already entered, make sure you have all edits to your entry pages finished. After submissions close, you will no longer be able to edit the pages. We'll have our internal vote for the finalists and then a round of video spotlights. During the finals it will be you, the players, that will decide the winner of the contest. So make sure that you check out the entries. Functional Mods can be found here. Maps, over here There are two separate categories, two sets of prizes, and two opportunities to vote. Each contest you vote in will enter you for a chance to win an ARK collectors edition box set signed by members of the development team. These box sets come with a soundtrack, some ark goodies, and most notably a large cloth map that would look great on your wall and a leather-bound, full color, creature dossier. Happy Modding! d Valguero Roundup Here are some of the latest highlights happening in social media. Continue to share your favorite parts of the map and what you love about it! RE: Rock Drakes on Valguero RE: Meshing RE: Managarmr Training RE: Griffins on Valguero Ut enim minim Veniam Quis Evolution Event Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 28th of June at 1 PM EST until Monday the 1st of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this week! Be sure to follow us on our social media accounts below! Team Wildcard links View full article
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