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    Ragnarok: Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    This is primarily what we're investigating at the moment, one of the largest difference between the two consoles would be the memory available for the game and probably the biggest difference when it comes to crashing. Thanks, we'll check it out.
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    Ragnarok: Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    How frequently have you crashed here, and would you say it's pretty much always around this area? Sounds unrelated to the specific changes we've made for Ragnarok. Are you playing on an Official Server? Possible that it could have had some technical issues at the time. Are you still crashing in the same location? Around Viking Bay? or a different spot? Same question, whereabouts on the map are you crashing? There may be some more improvements we can make but would need to know roughly where it occurs. Thanks for the information, will check it out! Primitive+ is still missing the complete TLC2 update, so some creatures are going to look a little funky for now. They'll be corrected in the coming weeks when the update is completed and released. I think, for the most part, we've sold a lot of the memory-related crashes that occurred on the map judging by the activity of the thread (there used to be a lot more!), however, it's clear there are some areas we can still investigate. If you're experiencing regular crashes on Ragnarok or any map really in a specific location, let us know where and we'll check it out. GPS coords or screenshots of the minimap/area would assist us greatly.
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    Warning, v771.1 does not include v278.2

    Yes, sadly it didn't make it into this client-side update, it needed one more Xbox-specific change, so it should make it in for the next one.
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    Black Screen at log on only in Primitive Plus

    This is an issue that's specific to the UWP version of the game and our team are currently investigating it, hoping to have a fix pushed through as soon as possible.
  5. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Dino TLC Phase 2 Preview! In our previous Dino TLC updates, we showed you our progress on Phase 1 of the Dino DLC pass, which includes the: Direbear, Procoptodon, Gigantopithecus, Direwolf, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. We are targeting the release of Phase 1 to take place during the week of February the 18th on PC. The plan is for the Dino TLC pass is to roll out these changes in multiple phases. Throughout the next few months, some creatures will receive visual changes, as well as functional/gameplay changes. Today, we'd like to share some screenshots and provide some insight into what we're planning for Phase 2 of the TLC pass. We've been reading all your feedback and suggestions regarding the creatures; our artists and gameplay team have found it to be beneficial in the decision-making process. Something to keep in mind is that not all creatures will receive a visual update, but we will cover ones we feel (with your feedback) need it. Sometimes there may be function gameplay changes which weaken certain aspects of creatures; however, if we take anything away, we always plan to add to it through another dimension. Please remember that these are still works-in-progress and are therefore subject to change before final release, which includes both visual redesigns, as well as gameplay changes. The Argentavis! The Argentavis has long since been a favourite flyer to many. With its high health, weight, and stamina it's an essential air mount that now will be getting a bit more love. The Dino TLC will grant the Argent a new saddle that will receive reduced weight capabilities on obsidian and various other materials, and the ability to craft smithy items within the saddle. The Argent will now be able to carry two additional passengers, one with its claws and one in its beak. The Argent will be carrying heavier than current creatures in its talons, while its beak will be able to support the weight of smaller creatures. Lastly, upon consuming a corpse the Argent will receive rapid health regeneration, making this vulture a formidable aerial tank! The Spinosaur! The quadruped stance of the Spinosaur has been a hotly debated since it first joined and ever since. Those for the stance enjoyed its dog-like run while those against felt like it was not true to the real-world version of the dino. With the TLC pass, the Spinosaur will now be able to operate in both a bipedal and a quadruped stance. When on two legs the Spino will move slower but be able to bite and use its claws to do increased damage, while on four legs it will be able to move faster. Due to its affinity to water, the Spino will receive a buff which applies a bonus to movement speed, turning radius, attack damage, and health regen when fighting in water, and will last for some time after exiting the water. It will also prefer prime fish for taming (over prime meat) and have an increased chance of gathering prime fish meat. But before we can do all of that in Phase 2, we have to get through this upcoming patch first! TLC Phase 1/v277 Tentative Patch Notes: PC ETA Week of February 18th! Please keep in mind that these notes are tentative, some parts of it may change before release (such as the values for creature-balance), as well as more general fixes included for Patch Day. Dino TLC - The Procoptodon! - Receives a model update, animation update, sound pass, and some new abilities: - Will take reduced fall damage - Carry weight will be noticeably increased - Can carry small creatures and baby dinos in its pouch - A knockback kick which can affect significantly larger dinos - Added an aimed jump which can be used by holding down the Jump key - Carried characters in a pouch have reduced food consumption rate when carried by Mate-Boosted Female Procoptodons. - Babies imprinted while in a carried Procoptodon pouch receive more affinity Dino TLC - The Gigantopithecus A.K.A Bigfoot! - Receives a model update, animation update, new fur, sound pass and some new abilities: - The Bigfoot will receive an armour-degrading attack; this means when it fights, it'll do more damage to your armour's durability. It is important to note that the armour-degrading attack will not affect the Yeti creatures found in the game. - Added the capability to climb ziplines (but not jump between them) - Added a jump - It can now carry and throw small creatures - Throwing has been made more accurate, similarly to crabs with targetting cursor Dino TLC - The Direbear! - Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities: - When riding a Direbear, players will be immune to bees. They won't be able to knock you off your bear, and they will target focus the bear instead of the player. - The Direbear will also be able to harvest honey from wild beehives without attracting bees or hurting the hive. Plus the amount of honey it receives will be 2x the standard amount. Dino TLC - The Direwolf! - Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities: - Howl now activates a pack buff for 5 minutes (with a minute cooldown). When the Alpha howls, the pack also howls. The pack buff strengthens the Alpha, as well as its pack (reduced amount vs Alpha) - Hunter's Instinct passive buff which will allow it to sniff out people/creatures with less than 50% health - Sniff tertiary ability to indicate nearby explorer notes, or to detect buried/stealth creatures Dino TLC - The Rex! - Receives a model update, animation update, and some new abilities: - Its roar should receive a CD and make non-allies (under a certain dragweight) poop to act as a small stun/interrupt. There will be a cooldown on victims so that they cannot be pooplocked continuously. - The roar will not be able to scare anything above its level - Roar will cause players to poop but not stun them - Rex's ability to climb over small rocks and steeper slopes have been improved. Creature Specific Bug Fixes & Balance Balance - Dragon's Fire Breath direct impact damage reduced by 50% - Fixed a bug which caused Rock Drake and Wyvern eggs to sink below their nests over time. - Added Rock Golem Saddles to Scorched Earth Loot Table - Added Basilisk and Rock Drake Saddles to Aberration Loot Table - Uploaded Creature stats now display Movement Speed and Melee Damage - Fixed a case where certain creatures would get stuck under the map/inside the map when colliding with larger creatures (most noticeably seen the Rock Drake and Basilisk) - Fixed an issue which was causing a desync with the Reaper's collision - No longer need pheromone to claim Reaper Kings - Moschops will no longer flee when told to harvest dino corpses - Fixed a bug where some creatures would not be able to attack at low server FPS - Bronto's and Paracer's breeding time have increased by 50% (equivalent to Quetz) - Reduced Bronto HP gain per level by 33% - Reduced Bronto base HP by 10% - Reduced Paracaratherium base HP by 10% - Reduced Paracer HP gain per level by 25% - Reduced Tuso Base HP by 20% - Reduced Tuso HP gain per level by 25% - Reduced Dunky resistance to bullets to 40% - Reduced Dunky other resistances to 60% - Stego Plate Resistant reduced to 30% - TEK Tapejara no longer inflicts raid damage (how you inflict torpor on titan, krab, and golem) - AI Option for Dinos to only attack conscious targets added to Titanboa - Skittish Stance added to tamed dinos General - Creative Mode building - Server option to disable fog - ARK will now scan your steam achievements and update your local profile accordingly to restore any lost skins/hairstyles. - Add messages to tribe logs with information about uploading and downloading creatures - Made a respawning player not targettable by Wild AI - Option to hide learned engrams - Players can now directly go from Proning to Crouching position - Ambient Sounds have their own volume slider - Right Click Context option added to folders to equip everything insider, allowing for rapid gear switching - Created a "Use Last PIN Code" so players can quickly access secured structures - Silencer now hides the name of the player who has killed you from the kill message and tribe log - Server Option to make Supply Crates random (?RandomSupplyCratePoints=true) - Option to enable NVIDIA Ansel on Servers (-ServerAllowAnsel) - Prevented specific graphical flags from being invited via .ini files - AxisMapping is now taken into account when underwater - Cooldown added to tribe's changing their name - 5 Second character and base immunity added to ORP servers when first logging in - Fixed a collision issue affecting some dino gates that allowed unintended entry - Fixed multiple unintended mechanics (will explain in a bit more detail after the update drops ;)) - Fixed an issue where the Tek Teleporter built on pillars/ceilings would push players and creatures beneath it. - Fixed a crash caused by using ForceTame when riding a Dino - Improved Red Crystal collision so they can be harvested more efficiently by Anky - Corrected the Aquatic Mushroom description - Removed collision from glowsticks which would cause movement problems with certain creatures - Fixed multiple client/server crashes - Fixed an issue where some zip line anchors were outside of replication range, preventing them from being used. - Fixed a case which would allow players mounted on certain creatures to throw/place C4 a lot further (e.g. Stego) - Corrected an incorrect icon with the Seeker Dossier - Fixed a case where teleporting outside of a large base with the TEK Teleporter would show foliage that was harvested - Fixed multiple map issues (holes and collision) - Fixed a case where some foliage would not replicate appropriately on Aberration - Turrets now respect enemy foundation placement rules, and there is a 30-second spin-up time when being powered by a battery. ARK Sales! For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a discount available on the Humble Store for Steam! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Season Pass ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 29th of January at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Four Categories *NEW* Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. For the time being, the current prize is double our normal amount, so winners will receive 200$ and runner-ups will receive 100$. Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Freestyle! Winner! Blue Dragon - ARK Survival Evolved (Netflix's DARK theme) Runners-up! pitsmat - Ice roguewolf91 - Fury of the North Wind Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Camelsaurus Valoule - Planer thrill 2 Mistakes Were Made - GP Wolf Amaterasu - Olden Times Gaming Experience Filter Valoule - Stare pitsmat - Blue Blur GP - Purest Pink Blue Dragon - Star Trails pitsmat - Majestic Soar Blue Dragon - Dusty Blue Dragon - Filtered Sunset Blue Dragon - Rock Drake Sketch pitsmat - Caveland Super Resolution! Winner! pitsmat - Luminous Waterfall Runners-up! ShadowSword – Deeper Down GP - I See No Drakes Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Search for Water roguewolf91 - Soaring Through a Sky Ablaze ShadowSword – Fire and Ice Flight ShadowSword – Flame Dimorph ShadowSword – In the Cave of the Rock Drakes ShadowSword – Parchment River ShadowSword – Purple Waterfall ShadowSword – Tree Cove pitsmat - Shade Valoule - Troubled water Wolf Amaterasu - Gliding At Dawn Wolf Amaterasu - Shadow in the Sky ShadowSword – Portal Approach ShadowSword – Radioactive Trench ShadowSword – Ghost Forest Valoule - Monster Hunted Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Over the Redwoods Runner-up! Blue Dragon - Crystal Pillars Honourable Mentions! Wolf Amaterasu - Watching The Sunrise Valoule - Wedding Blue Dragon - Full moon Valoule - Rock ..... Well Blue Dragon - Scorched Blue Dragon - Broken Freeform! Winner! F1r3fly - The Shape of Water (in Ark) Runner-up! Blue Dragon - Comic Honorable Mentions! Wolf Amaterasu - Despair of the Thunder God Valoule - Comic Strip GP - Alien Aberration ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 116 is... FLASH vs MYSTERY VILLAIN! PART 1 (Ark: Survival Evolved Cinematic) by SB4D! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 116 is… it's a tie! Congratulations to... Wolf Angelus! ARK Edition: Game of LIFE (Custom Signs & ARK themed experience / decor mod) and... captainfatdog! Modern, Round, Cliff Platform House (No Mods) | ARK: Aberration | Base Build If you want to know more about how this was built and are looking for some tips, you can check out this additional video with more useful knowledge from @captainfatdog and we'd also like to announce a runner-up... Massive Platform Base / Community Center Cave build Ragnarok Ark Survival Evolved by Tlc138! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED THE FUTURE OF ARK 2018 by Jade Plays Games Ark Survival Evolved: Hidana Village Build by shockshrubs HIDDEN CAVE BASES! CATWOMAN EXPLORES (Ark: Survival Evolved Base) by SB4D Tutorial: Re configuring Ark: Survival Evolved Supply Crates (XBOX & PS4) by ArkPS4 ZERO TO HERO! NEW CREATURES AND ABILITIES! by UpFromTheDepths Explore the Ark #16: Cheapest Paracer/Sarco Trap EVER!!! (Ark: Survival Evolved) by MrWhitehearth Explore the Ark #15: Revenge of the Dodo Queen (Ark: Survival Evolved) by MrWhitehearth Ark Survival Evolved - Shark bait (PART 64) by gOOglyOwl Christmas Rock Drake by Violet http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1280050397 Waiting for Double XP Weekend by Shockal http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1282093677 Race through the air by Shockal http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1278936900 Murderchicken by Melnik http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1280419495 Ark Furries Evolved! by Hyena Lover http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1279438808 Dossier: Nanuqsaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1278612786 Dossier: Rugops by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1278925577 Dossier: Primal Viper by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1277975660 Dossier: Suprannotitan by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1279531224 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard
  6. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Dino TLC Phase 2 Preview! In our previous Dino TLC updates, we showed you our progress on Phase 1 of the Dino DLC pass, which includes the: Direbear, Procoptodon, Gigantopithecus, Direwolf, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. We are targeting the release of Phase 1 to take place during the week of February the 18th on PC. The plan is for the Dino TLC pass is to roll out these changes in multiple phases. Throughout the next few months, some creatures will receive visual changes, as well as functional/gameplay changes. Today, we'd like to share some screenshots and provide some insight into what we're planning for Phase 2 of the TLC pass. We've been reading all your feedback and suggestions regarding the creatures; our artists and gameplay team have found it to be beneficial in the decision-making process. Something to keep in mind is that not all creatures will receive a visual update, but we will cover ones we feel (with your feedback) need it. Sometimes there may be function gameplay changes which weaken certain aspects of creatures; however, if we take anything away, we always plan to add to it through another dimension. Please remember that these are still works-in-progress and are therefore subject to change before final release, which includes both visual redesigns, as well as gameplay changes. The Argentavis! The Argentavis has long since been a favourite flyer to many. With its high health, weight, and stamina it's an essential air mount that now will be getting a bit more love. The Dino TLC will grant the Argent a new saddle that will receive reduced weight capabilities on obsidian and various other materials, and the ability to craft smithy items within the saddle. The Argent will now be able to carry two additional passengers, one with its claws and one in its beak. The Argent will be carrying heavier than current creatures in its talons, while its beak will be able to support the weight of smaller creatures. Lastly, upon consuming a corpse the Argent will receive rapid health regeneration, making this vulture a formidable aerial tank! The Spinosaur! The quadruped stance of the Spinosaur has been a hotly debated since it first joined and ever since. Those for the stance enjoyed its dog-like run while those against felt like it was not true to the real-world version of the dino. With the TLC pass, the Spinosaur will now be able to operate in both a bipedal and a quadruped stance. When on two legs the Spino will move slower but be able to bite and use its claws to do increased damage, while on four legs it will be able to move faster. Due to its affinity to water, the Spino will receive a buff which applies a bonus to movement speed, turning radius, attack damage, and health regen when fighting in water, and will last for some time after exiting the water. It will also prefer prime fish for taming (over prime meat) and have an increased chance of gathering prime fish meat. But before we can do all of that in Phase 2, we have to get through this upcoming patch first! TLC Phase 1/v277 Tentative Patch Notes: PC ETA Week of February 18th! Please keep in mind that these notes are tentative, some parts of it may change before release (such as the values for creature-balance), as well as more general fixes included for Patch Day. Dino TLC - The Procoptodon! - Receives a model update, animation update, sound pass, and some new abilities: - Will take reduced fall damage - Carry weight will be noticeably increased - Can carry small creatures and baby dinos in its pouch - A knockback kick which can affect significantly larger dinos - Added an aimed jump which can be used by holding down the Jump key - Carried characters in a pouch have reduced food consumption rate when carried by Mate-Boosted Female Procoptodons. - Babies imprinted while in a carried Procoptodon pouch receive more affinity Dino TLC - The Gigantopithecus A.K.A Bigfoot! - Receives a model update, animation update, new fur, sound pass and some new abilities: - The Bigfoot will receive an armour-degrading attack; this means when it fights, it'll do more damage to your armour's durability. It is important to note that the armour-degrading attack will not affect the Yeti creatures found in the game. - Added the capability to climb ziplines (but not jump between them) - Added a jump - It can now carry and throw small creatures - Throwing has been made more accurate, similarly to crabs with targetting cursor Dino TLC - The Direbear! - Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities: - When riding a Direbear, players will be immune to bees. They won't be able to knock you off your bear, and they will target focus the bear instead of the player. - The Direbear will also be able to harvest honey from wild beehives without attracting bees or hurting the hive. Plus the amount of honey it receives will be 2x the standard amount. Dino TLC - The Direwolf! - Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities: - Howl now activates a pack buff for 5 minutes (with a minute cooldown). When the Alpha howls, the pack also howls. The pack buff strengthens the Alpha, as well as its pack (reduced amount vs Alpha) - Hunter's Instinct passive buff which will allow it to sniff out people/creatures with less than 50% health - Sniff tertiary ability to indicate nearby explorer notes, or to detect buried/stealth creatures Dino TLC - The Rex! - Receives a model update, animation update, and some new abilities: - Its roar should receive a CD and make non-allies (under a certain dragweight) poop to act as a small stun/interrupt. There will be a cooldown on victims so that they cannot be pooplocked continuously. - The roar will not be able to scare anything above its level - Roar will cause players to poop but not stun them - Rex's ability to climb over small rocks and steeper slopes have been improved. Creature Specific Bug Fixes & Balance Balance - Dragon's Fire Breath direct impact damage reduced by 50% - Fixed a bug which caused Rock Drake and Wyvern eggs to sink below their nests over time. - Added Rock Golem Saddles to Scorched Earth Loot Table - Added Basilisk and Rock Drake Saddles to Aberration Loot Table - Uploaded Creature stats now display Movement Speed and Melee Damage - Fixed a case where certain creatures would get stuck under the map/inside the map when colliding with larger creatures (most noticeably seen the Rock Drake and Basilisk) - Fixed an issue which was causing a desync with the Reaper's collision - No longer need pheromone to claim Reaper Kings - Moschops will no longer flee when told to harvest dino corpses - Fixed a bug where some creatures would not be able to attack at low server FPS - Bronto's and Paracer's breeding time have increased by 50% (equivalent to Quetz) - Reduced Bronto HP gain per level by 33% - Reduced Bronto base HP by 10% - Reduced Paracaratherium base HP by 10% - Reduced Paracer HP gain per level by 25% - Reduced Tuso Base HP by 20% - Reduced Tuso HP gain per level by 25% - Reduced Dunky resistance to bullets to 40% - Reduced Dunky other resistances to 60% - Stego Plate Resistant reduced to 30% - TEK Tapejara no longer inflicts raid damage (how you inflict torpor on titan, krab, and golem) - AI Option for Dinos to only attack conscious targets added to Titanboa - Skittish Stance added to tamed dinos General - Creative Mode building - Server option to disable fog - ARK will now scan your steam achievements and update your local profile accordingly to restore any lost skins/hairstyles. - Add messages to tribe logs with information about uploading and downloading creatures - Made a respawning player not targettable by Wild AI - Option to hide learned engrams - Players can now directly go from Proning to Crouching position - Ambient Sounds have their own volume slider - Right Click Context option added to folders to equip everything insider, allowing for rapid gear switching - Created a "Use Last PIN Code" so players can quickly access secured structures - Silencer now hides the name of the player who has killed you from the kill message and tribe log - Server Option to make Supply Crates random (?RandomSupplyCratePoints=true) - Option to enable NVIDIA Ansel on Servers (-ServerAllowAnsel) - Prevented specific graphical flags from being invited via .ini files - AxisMapping is now taken into account when underwater - Cooldown added to tribe's changing their name - 5 Second character and base immunity added to ORP servers when first logging in - Fixed a collision issue affecting some dino gates that allowed unintended entry - Fixed multiple unintended mechanics (will explain in a bit more detail after the update drops ;)) - Fixed an issue where the Tek Teleporter built on pillars/ceilings would push players and creatures beneath it. - Fixed a crash caused by using ForceTame when riding a Dino - Improved Red Crystal collision so they can be harvested more efficiently by Anky - Corrected the Aquatic Mushroom description - Removed collision from glowsticks which would cause movement problems with certain creatures - Fixed multiple client/server crashes - Fixed an issue where some zip line anchors were outside of replication range, preventing them from being used. - Fixed a case which would allow players mounted on certain creatures to throw/place C4 a lot further (e.g. Stego) - Corrected an incorrect icon with the Seeker Dossier - Fixed a case where teleporting outside of a large base with the TEK Teleporter would show foliage that was harvested - Fixed multiple map issues (holes and collision) - Fixed a case where some foliage would not replicate appropriately on Aberration - Turrets now respect enemy foundation placement rules, and there is a 30-second spin-up time when being powered by a battery. ARK Sales! For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a discount available on the Humble Store for Steam! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Season Pass ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 29th of January at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Four Categories *NEW* Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. For the time being, the current prize is double our normal amount, so winners will receive 200$ and runner-ups will receive 100$. Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Freestyle! Winner! Blue Dragon - ARK Survival Evolved (Netflix's DARK theme) Runners-up! pitsmat - Ice roguewolf91 - Fury of the North Wind Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Camelsaurus Valoule - Planer thrill 2 Mistakes Were Made - GP Wolf Amaterasu - Olden Times Gaming Experience Filter Valoule - Stare pitsmat - Blue Blur GP - Purest Pink Blue Dragon - Star Trails pitsmat - Majestic Soar Blue Dragon - Dusty Blue Dragon - Filtered Sunset Blue Dragon - Rock Drake Sketch pitsmat - Caveland Super Resolution! Winner! pitsmat - Luminous Waterfall Runners-up! ShadowSword – Deeper Down GP - I See No Drakes Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Search for Water roguewolf91 - Soaring Through a Sky Ablaze ShadowSword – Fire and Ice Flight ShadowSword – Flame Dimorph ShadowSword – In the Cave of the Rock Drakes ShadowSword – Parchment River ShadowSword – Purple Waterfall ShadowSword – Tree Cove pitsmat - Shade Valoule - Troubled water Wolf Amaterasu - Gliding At Dawn Wolf Amaterasu - Shadow in the Sky ShadowSword – Portal Approach ShadowSword – Radioactive Trench ShadowSword – Ghost Forest Valoule - Monster Hunted Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Over the Redwoods Runner-up! Blue Dragon - Crystal Pillars Honourable Mentions! Wolf Amaterasu - Watching The Sunrise Valoule - Wedding Blue Dragon - Full moon Valoule - Rock ..... Well Blue Dragon - Scorched Blue Dragon - Broken Freeform! Winner! F1r3fly - The Shape of Water (in Ark) Runner-up! Blue Dragon - Comic Honorable Mentions! Wolf Amaterasu - Despair of the Thunder God Valoule - Comic Strip GP - Alien Aberration ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 116 is... FLASH vs MYSTERY VILLAIN! PART 1 (Ark: Survival Evolved Cinematic) by SB4D! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 116 is… it's a tie! Congratulations to... Wolf Angelus! ARK Edition: Game of LIFE (Custom Signs & ARK themed experience / decor mod) and... captainfatdog! Modern, Round, Cliff Platform House (No Mods) | ARK: Aberration | Base Build If you want to know more about how this was built and are looking for some tips, you can check out this additional video with more useful knowledge from @captainfatdog and we'd also like to announce a runner-up... Massive Platform Base / Community Center Cave build Ragnarok Ark Survival Evolved by Tlc138! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED THE FUTURE OF ARK 2018 by Jade Plays Games Ark Survival Evolved: Hidana Village Build by shockshrubs HIDDEN CAVE BASES! CATWOMAN EXPLORES (Ark: Survival Evolved Base) by SB4D Tutorial: Re configuring Ark: Survival Evolved Supply Crates (XBOX & PS4) by ArkPS4 ZERO TO HERO! NEW CREATURES AND ABILITIES! by UpFromTheDepths Explore the Ark #16: Cheapest Paracer/Sarco Trap EVER!!! (Ark: Survival Evolved) by MrWhitehearth Explore the Ark #15: Revenge of the Dodo Queen (Ark: Survival Evolved) by MrWhitehearth Ark Survival Evolved - Shark bait (PART 64) by gOOglyOwl Christmas Rock Drake by Violet http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1280050397 Waiting for Double XP Weekend by Shockal http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1282093677 Race through the air by Shockal http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1278936900 Murderchicken by Melnik http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1280419495 Ark Furries Evolved! by Hyena Lover http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1279438808 Dossier: Nanuqsaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1278612786 Dossier: Rugops by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1278925577 Dossier: Primal Viper by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1277975660 Dossier: Suprannotitan by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1279531224 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  7. Jatheish

    Why not merge legacy and official servers?

    I know the topic has taken a different direction now, but to add some clarity: our Official Servers, have a custom setup versus regular pc-dedicated servers due to our enormous crossARK network. Legacy servers use a deprecated saving file system, one that we do not use on our current Official Server Network. Merging them would require some additional development work, and we would rather put those efforts towards other things such as the weekly fixes. Also, our most recent take-down of Legacy servers targetted instances which averaged <1 concurrent player for a week of game time, so they were practically ghost towns, and there's still quite a few of those left.
  8. Jatheish

    Importaint Notice

  9. Jatheish

    Primitive Plus Update?

    It's still being worked on at the moment, unfortunately getting TC's updated and to ensure it'll work on all platforms can be pretty complicated.
  10. Jatheish

    Ragnarok: Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    This is a different issue related to what this thread is about, I'll investigate to see if other players are experiencing something similar, though it's possible it could be a save corruption too. I'll follow up with our programmers to see if there's a way we can get additional info as there have been some changes/improvements made on the backend. As for this topic, it would be good to know if you guys are still experiencing frequent crashes on Ragnarok, if so locations would be good. I'll leave this thread open for a few days to get the responses, and at that point if necessary, we'll create a new thread to investigate the reports.
  11. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Console Transfers and TLC2! We're targetting a console release for this update in mid-April (week of 16th April) and will keep you posted about more accurate release dates once we get closer to the date! With this update, we'll also be: - Enabling item transfers and the vanilla-version of aberrant creatures to be moved to Aberration servers. This means that you'll be able to take over your regular Spino to an Aberration server. - Preventing people from building within the Ragnarok Puzzle cave, so if you store any structures or creatures down there, make use of this time to relocate them ASAP as once this update goes live on console, that will no longer be possible. It is important to note that the Turret Update will not go live on console with this update, but instead a future one. Upcoming Maintenance for some NA PC Servers! The maintenance will take place on Wednesday, April 11th at 2 pm Eastern. The maintenance will take approximately 2 hours to complete. During this time the servers will be shut down and the save data transferred. Once the transfer is complete, the servers will be brought back online. These servers will no longer appear in your Favorites due to an IP address change, therefore, you will need to search for the server again and re-favourite your server. You can find the list of servers in this thread: ARK: Evolution Events! We will not be running an Evolution Event this weekend. Our next Evolution Event will take place from the 20th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 23rd at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Easter Egg Contest! During the Eggcellent Adventure Easter Event, we ran a little egg painting contest! Survivors were tasked to collect their Easter Eggs and decorate them! We had two categories, one for in-game submissions, and the other was for real life egg painting. With the conclusion of the event, we're excited to announce our winners! Let's give it up for the following survivors and their eggcellent painting abilities! Rex Hatching Egg by Mitharen! Bunny Dodo Egg by Hosscat! and... Bunny Plesiosaurs Swimming Egg by wenkula! We'll be in touch via email for your prizes! We hope you guys enjoyed the Eggcellent Adventure event! We've loved all the screenshots you've sent us of the festively coloured tames you've discovered. Here are some pretty awesome ones: This year, unofficials servers can also continue to enjoy the event to their heart's content by keeping the event running Mod Tutorial Contest Update! Mod tutorial contest #3 is currently underway and still accepting entries until Friday. Remember that for this contest I am looking for tutorials for ridiculous and wacky buffs. I would also like to announce that the winner of the mod tutorial contest #2 is Xanjis! He has made an excellent tutorial for making a material/blueprint combo react to the time of day in ARK. Using a system like this, you could have a material do any number of things. It could shift textures, change values for stuff like roughness or specular or any dynamic parameters that you have set for your materials. You could have the entire world look light and fluffy during the day and nightmarish at night! Have fun with this kind of system in your mods! Next week I will have a new Wildcard Workshop tutorial ready for you. We'll be diving into and breaking down replication for you all. You get a detailed look at how to build your mods with multiplayer in mind while keeping them performant. Official PC Legacy PVE Savefiles! Download 'em here! Attention PC PvE Legacy Survivors! We've made the current Legacy PC PVE Savefiles available to download. This has been a community request for some time from our player base as some of you have expressed interest in moving on to your own dedicated servers. The snapshot was taken on the 3rd of April 2018 and we're going to see if we can also make console PVE legacy saves available. Please keep in mind that we won't be offering this on our regular Official Network or PvP Legacy servers. Notification Settings on SurvivetheARK! There have been some changes made to the email notification settings on our community hub. You can read more about the changes in Chris' latest announcement: ARK is on Sale for PS4 & Xbox! ARK is available on sale in the PS4 Europe region with discounts across all titles! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Explorer’s Edition ARK: Season pass ARK is currently on sale in the Xbox Digital Store until 9th of April 2018! ARK: Survival Evolved - 40% off Explorer's Edition - 40% off and later on in Spring, there will be some more awesome Xbox sales available! Community Contests! Future Contests Going forward, we're going to be pausing our weekly community contests (ARKitect & Nvidia Ansel). We'll be looking at new ways which we can directly engage the community, as well as share the best content that you guys produce through different initiatives. We enjoy hosting these contests and love seeing what you've come up with, so hang tight to see what we have in store! Now without further ado, let's check out this week's submissions! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest ARK: Survival Evolved now includes support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution & Freestyle: These can entries using both Super Resolution (8x resolution) or Freestyle filters. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! Super Resolution & Freestyle! Winner! pitsmat - Spotlight Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Bulbdogs Playground BlueDragon - Caged BlueDragon - Drop of Light BlueDragon - Ringworld pitsmat - Killer Slap pitsmat - Melting Walls pitsmat - Scorch pitsmat - Teeth and Scales pitsmat - Watching roguewolf91 - Ambush roguewolf91 - Bird Watching Valoule - First encounter Wolf Amaterasu - Angelic Wings Wolf Amaterasu - Charge! Wolf Amaterasu - Dodo Crossing Wolf Amaterasu - Ghost Island Wolf Amaterasu - Raptor Isle Wolf Amaterasu - Sunrise Watcher Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Wolf Amaterasu - Crystal Isles Sunset Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Welcome to Ringworld roguewolf91 - The Duel Valoule - Burning tree Wolf Amaterasu - Evening at the Beach Wolf Amaterasu - Stream Junction Wolf Amaterasu - Tropical Sunset Wolf Amaterasu - Where the Rivers Meet Freeform! Winner! Valoule - 3D Spear Honourable Mentions! Valoule - Scratching the surface Wolf Amaterasu - Survivor ARK Evolved ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 126 is… ThePilgrim for their Jumping Spider Tek base We'd also like to wish a huge congratulations to our runner-up! captainfatdog and their Figure of 8 Race Track! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Bronto Mansion by Valoule You can check out the full album here: https://imgur.com/a/igFuU How Nameless become Alpha by Shockal https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1355244772 A raptor couple by Phenix220 (Fr) https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1353813466 Hulk and Superman! by CyanPug Dodo Wyvern by 드찌/어찌 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1352125879 Thylacosmilus WIP 2 by Laelamcpitty https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1354582952 Introducing the Archelon! by Nokryn https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1353983928 Introducing the Sea Cow! by Nokryn https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1352375132 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  12. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Console Transfers and TLC2! We're targetting a console release for this update in mid-April (week of 16th April) and will keep you posted about more accurate release dates once we get closer to the date! With this update, we'll also be: - Enabling item transfers and the vanilla-version of aberrant creatures to be moved to Aberration servers. This means that you'll be able to take over your regular Spino to an Aberration server. - Preventing people from building within the Ragnarok Puzzle cave, so if you store any structures or creatures down there, make use of this time to relocate them ASAP as once this update goes live on console, that will no longer be possible. It is important to note that the Turret Update will not go live on console with this update, but instead a future one. Upcoming Maintenance for some NA PC Servers! The maintenance will take place on Wednesday, April 11th at 2 pm Eastern. The maintenance will take approximately 2 hours to complete. During this time the servers will be shut down and the save data transferred. Once the transfer is complete, the servers will be brought back online. These servers will no longer appear in your Favorites due to an IP address change, therefore, you will need to search for the server again and re-favourite your server. You can find the list of servers in this thread: ARK: Evolution Events! We will not be running an Evolution Event this weekend. Our next Evolution Event will take place from the 20th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 23rd at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Easter Egg Contest! During the Eggcellent Adventure Easter Event, we ran a little egg painting contest! Survivors were tasked to collect their Easter Eggs and decorate them! We had two categories, one for in-game submissions, and the other was for real life egg painting. With the conclusion of the event, we're excited to announce our winners! Let's give it up for the following survivors and their eggcellent painting abilities! Rex Hatching Egg by Mitharen! Bunny Dodo Egg by Hosscat! and... Bunny Plesiosaurs Swimming Egg by wenkula! We'll be in touch via email for your prizes! We hope you guys enjoyed the Eggcellent Adventure event! We've loved all the screenshots you've sent us of the festively coloured tames you've discovered. Here are some pretty awesome ones: This year, unofficials servers can also continue to enjoy the event to their heart's content by keeping the event running Mod Tutorial Contest Update! Mod tutorial contest #3 is currently underway and still accepting entries until Friday. Remember that for this contest I am looking for tutorials for ridiculous and wacky buffs. I would also like to announce that the winner of the mod tutorial contest #2 is Xanjis! He has made an excellent tutorial for making a material/blueprint combo react to the time of day in ARK. Using a system like this, you could have a material do any number of things. It could shift textures, change values for stuff like roughness or specular or any dynamic parameters that you have set for your materials. You could have the entire world look light and fluffy during the day and nightmarish at night! Have fun with this kind of system in your mods! Next week I will have a new Wildcard Workshop tutorial ready for you. We'll be diving into and breaking down replication for you all. You get a detailed look at how to build your mods with multiplayer in mind while keeping them performant. Official PC Legacy PVE Savefiles! Download 'em here! Attention PC PvE Legacy Survivors! We've made the current Legacy PC PVE Savefiles available to download. This has been a community request for some time from our player base as some of you have expressed interest in moving on to your own dedicated servers. The snapshot was taken on the 3rd of April 2018 and we're going to see if we can also make console PVE legacy saves available. Please keep in mind that we won't be offering this on our regular Official Network or PvP Legacy servers. Notification Settings on SurvivetheARK! There have been some changes made to the email notification settings on our community hub. You can read more about the changes in Chris' latest announcement: ARK is on Sale for PS4 & Xbox! ARK is available on sale in the PS4 Europe region with discounts across all titles! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Explorer’s Edition ARK: Season pass ARK is currently on sale in the Xbox Digital Store until 9th of April 2018! ARK: Survival Evolved - 40% off Explorer's Edition - 40% off and later on in Spring, there will be some more awesome Xbox sales available! Community Contests! Future Contests Going forward, we're going to be pausing our weekly community contests (ARKitect & Nvidia Ansel). We'll be looking at new ways which we can directly engage the community, as well as share the best content that you guys produce through different initiatives. We enjoy hosting these contests and love seeing what you've come up with, so hang tight to see what we have in store! Now without further ado, let's check out this week's submissions! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest ARK: Survival Evolved now includes support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution & Freestyle: These can entries using both Super Resolution (8x resolution) or Freestyle filters. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! Super Resolution & Freestyle! Winner! pitsmat - Spotlight Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Bulbdogs Playground BlueDragon - Caged BlueDragon - Drop of Light BlueDragon - Ringworld pitsmat - Killer Slap pitsmat - Melting Walls pitsmat - Scorch pitsmat - Teeth and Scales pitsmat - Watching roguewolf91 - Ambush roguewolf91 - Bird Watching Valoule - First encounter Wolf Amaterasu - Angelic Wings Wolf Amaterasu - Charge! Wolf Amaterasu - Dodo Crossing Wolf Amaterasu - Ghost Island Wolf Amaterasu - Raptor Isle Wolf Amaterasu - Sunrise Watcher Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Wolf Amaterasu - Crystal Isles Sunset Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Welcome to Ringworld roguewolf91 - The Duel Valoule - Burning tree Wolf Amaterasu - Evening at the Beach Wolf Amaterasu - Stream Junction Wolf Amaterasu - Tropical Sunset Wolf Amaterasu - Where the Rivers Meet Freeform! Winner! Valoule - 3D Spear Honourable Mentions! Valoule - Scratching the surface Wolf Amaterasu - Survivor ARK Evolved ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 126 is… ThePilgrim for their Jumping Spider Tek base We'd also like to wish a huge congratulations to our runner-up! captainfatdog and their Figure of 8 Race Track! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Bronto Mansion by Valoule You can check out the full album here: https://imgur.com/a/igFuU How Nameless become Alpha by Shockal https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1355244772 A raptor couple by Phenix220 (Fr) https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1353813466 Hulk and Superman! by CyanPug Dodo Wyvern by 드찌/어찌 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1352125879 Thylacosmilus WIP 2 by Laelamcpitty https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1354582952 Introducing the Archelon! by Nokryn https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1353983928 Introducing the Sea Cow! by Nokryn https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1352375132 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard
  13. Hey Survivors, We’ve got some exciting news we’d like to share with you! As of today, we will be transitioning the ARK’s harvesting, EXP, and taming rates to 2x permanently. This is a decision we’ve made after experimenting with the game’s rates for quite some time. You may have noticed in the last few weeks the Evolution Events have gotten longer, this has allowed us to get a better feel for how it would play out in a permanent live experience. We have consistently received a lot of feedback from you, and it was very evident that players preferred the increased rates. Thusly, the rates will stay at 2x permanently from now onwards on our Official Servers. Evo Event Weekends will consequently be increased to 3x rates. Furthermore, in the next major version releases, the 2x rates will be implemented directly in the game build itself. This means that Non-Dedicated Servers, Single Player Sessions and of course Unofficial Servers will also feel the increased rates. Therefore, if you’re currently using customized rates, it’s something you will want to keep in mind before this change is in place -- specifically upon the release of the next Major Version on each of your respective platforms, you may wish to reduce your server/game rates by 50% to have the same effective values as before. We appreciate all the response you guys have provided to us regarding our Evolution Events and are looking forward to running more exploring new features with you in the upcoming future. All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  14. Jatheish

    Evolution Event: Permanent Double Rates

    Hey Survivors, We’ve got some exciting news we’d like to share with you! As of today, we will be transitioning the ARK’s harvesting, EXP, and taming rates to 2x permanently. This is a decision we’ve made after experimenting with the game’s rates for quite some time. You may have noticed in the last few weeks the Evolution Events have gotten longer, this has allowed us to get a better feel for how it would play out in a permanent live experience. We have consistently received a lot of feedback from you, and it was very evident that players preferred the increased rates. Thusly, the rates will stay at 2x permanently from now onwards on our Official Servers. Evo Event Weekends will consequently be increased to 3x rates. Furthermore, in the next major version releases, the 2x rates will be implemented directly in the game build itself. This means that Non-Dedicated Servers, Single Player Sessions and of course Unofficial Servers will also feel the increased rates. Therefore, if you’re currently using customized rates, it’s something you will want to keep in mind before this change is in place -- specifically upon the release of the next Major Version on each of your respective platforms, you may wish to reduce your server/game rates by 50% to have the same effective values as before. We appreciate all the response you guys have provided to us regarding our Evolution Events and are looking forward to running more exploring new features with you in the upcoming future. All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team
  15. Hello, Survivors! Each week we run community contests for all players (all platforms included where possible) where you can win lots of cash prizes! Below is the different type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today!type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today! The cut off time for all submissions is Monday the 9th of April at 1PM EST. ARK NVIDIA Ansel and Freestyle Contest! This weekly screenshot competition asks players to take in-game photographs from either ARK: Survival Evolved or our new desert themed expansion pack ARK: Scorched Earth using NVIDIA Ansel, and meet the category requirements listed below. Winners will be announced during ARK’s regular “Community Crunch” blog post. Each winner (4) will receive $100 each and each runner-up will receive $50. Want to enter? Screenshot and video entries should be e-mailed to [email protected] If you need a place to upload a file for the contest, make use of Wetransfer which will allow up to 2gb for free! Please note: Nvidia image submissions are limited to a total of 15 per person! Three Categories Super Resolution & Freestyle: These can entries using both Super Resolution (8x resolution) or Freestyle filters. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Check out your 360 Stereo results on your HMD or on your Android Phone with NVIDIA VR Viewer Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! When entering the contest please name your entries and make sure that they include: Name Image Title Category An example would be: Wildcard Jat - Evolution Event - Super Resolution Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose a shot from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features in the Ansel Technology page and the NVIDIA blog. How to run NVIDIA Ansel First of all, you'll want to make sure you're running the latest Nvidia Geforce Drivers - so head over to http://www.geforce.com/ and get downloading! Once set up and ready to go, right click ARK: Survival Evolved in your steam library and you'll see the option to Launch ARK with NVIDIA Ansel Select this and head into a single player game, regardless of the map or the mod. Once you're in game, you can immediately press ALT + F2 to get into Ansel Photography mode and start taking snaps. or you can type in the following command in the console: cheat enablespectator Once that is enabled, hit your DELETE key and it'll open the Depth of Field Options menu where you can play around with the games DOF. Then hit ALT+F2 and take some awesome Ansel photography! Here's a little tip from Jesse: ARKitect! This is an award ($200 prize for first and $100 for any runners-up) given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judge based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! At the end of each week, the winners and runner-ups will be featured in our #ARKitect section of the Community Crunch and will be awarded cash prizes! Note: We've had a lot of requests regarding the use of mods - go for it! We'd love to see how mods have influenced your bases Please note: Video submissions are preferred to be 5 minutes in length, if they exceed this, please provide a relevant timestamp in the video. Note that any entries which are longer, may not be entirely watched and we, therefore, recommend you fit into our recommendation, or provide photos as an alternative! Uploading the images Please upload the images to the gallery section of our New Community Hub - you can create your own album and directly link us to that or attach it to your post! Please remember to post your entry to this thread specifically! If you're not able to upload directly to the gallery, don't sweat as imgur will work fine too! http://survivetheark.com/index.php?/gallery/ Looking forward to seeing the entries!
  16. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Rideable Moschops Returns! By popular demand (and some discussion by our gameplay team) the ridable Moschops makes its return! For those who missed out, during the TLC 2 update we encountered an unintended mechanic which allowed the Moschops to be ridable. After receiving feedback from players regarding the creature and its new founded ability, we decided we wanted to make it so, but do it properly! So stay tuned for a ridable Moschops coming soon to an ARK near you! Official PC Legacy PVE Savefiles! Download 'em here! Attention PC PvE Legacy Survivors! We've made the current Legacy PC PVE Savefiles available to download. This has been a community request for some time from our player base as some of you have expressed interest in moving on to your own dedicated servers. The snapshot was taken on the 3rd of April 2018 and we're going to see if we can also make console PVE legacy saves available. Please keep in mind that we won't be offering this on our regular Official Network or PvP Legacy servers. Sponsored Mod Program Update & New Wildcard Workshop Tutorials! Hey everybody! Zen here with your dose of modding news! I'm excited to announce a new addition to the Sponsored Mod Program this month. The joy of the hunt was always a significant aspect of ARK for me, and as far as I was concerned, taming was as much a part of that experience as the actual battle with a beast. I am delighted to see that someone has taken the mantle of modding that aspect with some significant changes. I am pleased to announce that the Immersive Taming mod will be joining our roster this month! Using this mod, you will find that taming has been changed from a battle to protect an unconscious creature while you tried to keep it drugged and stocked with food suppositories to the gauntlet of gaining a creatures trust and trying to tame it in a way that imitates life a bit more. I also have a couple of new entries for the Wildcard Workshop tutorial series today! Tutorial #2 focuses on trying to get you into the right mindset for programming and how to look at the interaction between data, logic, and the game world. You will find some supplemental information in the thread post for this one. In tutorial #3 we build our first mod from the from the minimal files we set up before into something that will actually work if it were uploaded to the workshop. We will also be making some changes to the Mod Tutorial Contest. Going forward these will be more freestyle under much wider topics. For instance, Contest #3 is all about making ridiculous April Fools Day buffs! We'll also start linking all submissions in the contest thread, not just the winner, since they will all be unique Eggcellent Adventure Returns! Until April 10th, survivors will be able to experience the "Eggcellent Adventure" Event on all platforms! During Eggcellent Adventure, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's. These Bunny Eggs can paint or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft holiday-themed items such as Bunny Ears, a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon, are two brand new cosmetics: the Knitted Chick Hat and Egg Shell Hat for both survivor and dino! Wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves feeling eggcellent, sporting bright colours of Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue. Wild Dodos are replaced by Bunny Dodos - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable dodo eggs and 50% Bunny eggs Wild Oviraptors are replaced by Bunny Oviraptors - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable Oviraptor eggs and 50% Bunny Eggs Bunny Eggs can be placed on the ground and painted Bunny Eggs will expire after approximately two weeks from inventories, and placed eggs will immediately decay once the event is turned off. Run your private server with '-ActiveEvent=Easter' to turn on the event Running the same server without -ActiveEvent=Easter will delete all placed egg structures PC players can use Steam > ARK > Properties > General > Set Launch Options and paste in -ActiveEvent=Easter to experience the event in single player/non-dedicated/player dedicated worlds. You must enable the event yourself in these modes. Event is not available in Primitive Plus, or single player console worlds, non-dedicated console servers, or player dedicated console servers. Console can however spawn and use the new cosmetics with the command below. This year we thought it would be fun to run a little egg painting contest along-side the event for those artistically inclined survivors to show off their work! You can check out the details here: ARK is on Sale for PS4 & Xbox! ARK is available on sale in the PS4 Europe region with discounts across all titles! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Explorer’s Edition ARK: Season pass ARK is currently on sale in the Xbox Digital Store until 9th of April 2018! ARK: Survival Evolved - 40% off Explorer's Edition - 40% off and later on in Spring there will be some more awesome Xbox sales available! ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 6th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 9th at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Four Categories Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! BlueDragon - Baby Bunny Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Color Run BlueDragon - Easter Colors BlueDragon - Time for Candy EXFIB0 - Beautiful Wings roguewolf91 - Turbulent Skies Valoule - Threat Wolf Amaterasu - Along the Surface Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Rex Wolf Amaterasu - Water Runner Freestyle! Winner! pitsmat - Creator of Storms Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Easter Chicks BlueDragon - Everybody likes Easter Candy BlueDragon - March of the Dodos EXFIB0 - Abstract pitsmat - Boiluminous pitsmat - Ripple pitsmat - Storm Scars pitsmat - Heart of Fire roguewolf91 - Routine Checkup Valoule - Leap of faith Wolf Amaterasu - Retro Easter Bunny Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Above the Blazing Sands Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Egg World EXFIB0 - Cave EXFIB0 - Destination Ragnarok EXFIB0 - From Above EXFIB0 - Glidin' EXFIB0 - Red Drop EXFIB0 - Rock Drake Valoule - Wyvern nest Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Bunny Orchard Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Gathering Wolf Amaterasu - Swampy Lagoon Freeform! Winner! Wolf Amaterasu - Split Picture ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 125 is… Gingie and their EcoTek HQ Build! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Easter Egg by Hosscat! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1349922907 Reaper Queen doodle by Pappa John Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1344452883 Manticore by |L.F|❃FLUFFY❃✯Fr✯ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1347763945 Red Macaw Argentavis by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343180812 Egyptian Vulture Argentavis by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343157745 Yoshi by Morgengrau Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1347662255 Mad Max Titan by Lilm! You can check out the rest of their pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/zWMIz Penguin Pen by iAMcha0s! You can check out the rest of their pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/bf349 The Fortnite Bus by Valoule! Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Nuralagus! by Nokryn Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1346785808 Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Aurochs! by Nokryn Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1350259935 Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Llama! by Nokryn Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343351054 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  17. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Rideable Moschops Returns! By popular demand (and some discussion by our gameplay team) the ridable Moschops makes its return! For those who missed out, during the TLC 2 update we encountered an unintended mechanic which allowed the Moschops to be ridable. After receiving feedback from players regarding the creature and its new founded ability, we decided we wanted to make it so, but do it properly! So stay tuned for a ridable Moschops coming soon to an ARK near you! Official PC Legacy PVE Savefiles! Download 'em here! Attention PC PvE Legacy Survivors! We've made the current Legacy PC PVE Savefiles available to download. This has been a community request for some time from our player base as some of you have expressed interest in moving on to your own dedicated servers. The snapshot was taken on the 3rd of April 2018 and we're going to see if we can also make console PVE legacy saves available. Please keep in mind that we won't be offering this on our regular Official Network or PvP Legacy servers. Sponsored Mod Program Update & New Wildcard Workshop Tutorials! Hey everybody! Zen here with your dose of modding news! I'm excited to announce a new addition to the Sponsored Mod Program this month. The joy of the hunt was always a significant aspect of ARK for me, and as far as I was concerned, taming was as much a part of that experience as the actual battle with a beast. I am delighted to see that someone has taken the mantle of modding that aspect with some significant changes. I am pleased to announce that the Immersive Taming mod will be joining our roster this month! Using this mod, you will find that taming has been changed from a battle to protect an unconscious creature while you tried to keep it drugged and stocked with food suppositories to the gauntlet of gaining a creatures trust and trying to tame it in a way that imitates life a bit more. I also have a couple of new entries for the Wildcard Workshop tutorial series today! Tutorial #2 focuses on trying to get you into the right mindset for programming and how to look at the interaction between data, logic, and the game world. You will find some supplemental information in the thread post for this one. In tutorial #3 we build our first mod from the from the minimal files we set up before into something that will actually work if it were uploaded to the workshop. We will also be making some changes to the Mod Tutorial Contest. Going forward these will be more freestyle under much wider topics. For instance, Contest #3 is all about making ridiculous April Fools Day buffs! We'll also start linking all submissions in the contest thread, not just the winner, since they will all be unique Eggcellent Adventure Returns! Until April 10th, survivors will be able to experience the "Eggcellent Adventure" Event on all platforms! During Eggcellent Adventure, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's. These Bunny Eggs can paint or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft holiday-themed items such as Bunny Ears, a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon, are two brand new cosmetics: the Knitted Chick Hat and Egg Shell Hat for both survivor and dino! Wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves feeling eggcellent, sporting bright colours of Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue. Wild Dodos are replaced by Bunny Dodos - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable dodo eggs and 50% Bunny eggs Wild Oviraptors are replaced by Bunny Oviraptors - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable Oviraptor eggs and 50% Bunny Eggs Bunny Eggs can be placed on the ground and painted Bunny Eggs will expire after approximately two weeks from inventories, and placed eggs will immediately decay once the event is turned off. Run your private server with '-ActiveEvent=Easter' to turn on the event Running the same server without -ActiveEvent=Easter will delete all placed egg structures PC players can use Steam > ARK > Properties > General > Set Launch Options and paste in -ActiveEvent=Easter to experience the event in single player/non-dedicated/player dedicated worlds. You must enable the event yourself in these modes. Event is not available in Primitive Plus, or single player console worlds, non-dedicated console servers, or player dedicated console servers. Console can however spawn and use the new cosmetics with the command below. This year we thought it would be fun to run a little egg painting contest along-side the event for those artistically inclined survivors to show off their work! You can check out the details here: ARK is on Sale for PS4 & Xbox! ARK is available on sale in the PS4 Europe region with discounts across all titles! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Explorer’s Edition ARK: Season pass ARK is currently on sale in the Xbox Digital Store until 9th of April 2018! ARK: Survival Evolved - 40% off Explorer's Edition - 40% off and later on in Spring there will be some more awesome Xbox sales available! ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 6th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 9th at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Four Categories Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! BlueDragon - Baby Bunny Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Color Run BlueDragon - Easter Colors BlueDragon - Time for Candy EXFIB0 - Beautiful Wings roguewolf91 - Turbulent Skies Valoule - Threat Wolf Amaterasu - Along the Surface Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Rex Wolf Amaterasu - Water Runner Freestyle! Winner! pitsmat - Creator of Storms Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Easter Chicks BlueDragon - Everybody likes Easter Candy BlueDragon - March of the Dodos EXFIB0 - Abstract pitsmat - Boiluminous pitsmat - Ripple pitsmat - Storm Scars pitsmat - Heart of Fire roguewolf91 - Routine Checkup Valoule - Leap of faith Wolf Amaterasu - Retro Easter Bunny Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Above the Blazing Sands Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Egg World EXFIB0 - Cave EXFIB0 - Destination Ragnarok EXFIB0 - From Above EXFIB0 - Glidin' EXFIB0 - Red Drop EXFIB0 - Rock Drake Valoule - Wyvern nest Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Bunny Orchard Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Gathering Wolf Amaterasu - Swampy Lagoon Freeform! Winner! Wolf Amaterasu - Split Picture ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 125 is… Gingie and their EcoTek HQ Build! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Easter Egg by Hosscat! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1349922907 Reaper Queen doodle by Pappa John Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1344452883 Manticore by |L.F|❃FLUFFY❃✯Fr✯ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1347763945 Red Macaw Argentavis by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343180812 Egyptian Vulture Argentavis by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343157745 Yoshi by Morgengrau Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1347662255 Mad Max Titan by Lilm! You can check out the rest of their pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/zWMIz Penguin Pen by iAMcha0s! You can check out the rest of their pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/bf349 The Fortnite Bus by Valoule! Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Nuralagus! by Nokryn Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1346785808 Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Aurochs! by Nokryn Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1350259935 Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Llama! by Nokryn Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343351054 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard
  18. We agree! We're working on fixes daily, especially for under the meshing. Unfortunately it's a game of cat and mouse, as we resolve methods, more are discovered but we've certainly cracked down on a lot so far and will continue to do so. We don't have a lot of presence on Steam, we primarily use it for announcements and making sure that some important information is available (patch notes, events, resources etc). We're a small team, so it would be preferred if players were using these boards/Reddit to engage with us directly. Steam is just covering one part of our player base, whereas our hub is platform agnostic and more people have the option of voicing their opinion and sharing their feedback. That rule is more so targetting tribes who are frequently having members being punished/removed from the game for cheating. If you're unsure whether something is against the rules, just send us a message about it (as mentioned in the CoC). We're not looking to 'pick' on people, or target them for small/minor issues. Part of the reason for switching to this system is so that we're not as sluggish as we used to be and we're able to deal with reports as they're incoming, much quicker. We no longer support our Legacy servers since retail launch. We'll only update them and make sure that they're still playable if they're online and still accessible. In some extreme cases, we may respond to reports but it's not likely.
  19. Right, for now, this is a PvP specific rule as it's meant to prevent players from spawn killing others with turrets immediately. In future, you can contact that email in the post for clarification regarding any rules.
  20. Hey guys! As you saw, we've got quite a lot of changes coming in this recent update and you check out the complete patch notes here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/166421-pc-patch-notes-current-v25886-upcoming-259-12pm-est/ There are a few things I'd like to expand on: Single Player Settings These are settings which are automatically enabled in Single Player and Non Dedicated Servers. You can turn them off by disabling the ini setting, or just unchecking the box in your host options. These are the changes that occur when these settings are live: [ServerSettings] DifficultyOffset=0.200000 XPMultiplier=2.000000 TamingSpeedMultiplier=2.50000 ServerCrosshair=True ShowMapPlayerLocation=True EnablePvPGamma=True AllowFlyerCarryPvE=True [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed[0]=0.450000 PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed[8]=0.415000 PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed_Add[0]=0.550000 PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed_Add[8]=0.550000 PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed_Affinity[0]=1.000000 PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed_Affinity[8]=1.000000 MatingIntervalMultiplier=0.125000 EggHatchSpeedMultiplier=10.000000 BabyMatureSpeedMultiplier=36.799000 BabyCuddleIntervalMultiplier=0.167000 bFlyerPlatformAllowUnalignedDinoBasing=False bAllowCustomRecipes=True bPassiveDefensesDamageRiderlessDinos=True MaxDifficulty=False bUseSingleplayerSettings=True The intention behind this change was to soothe the Single Player and Non-Dedicated experience to make it more approachable for those playing in smaller groups. Of course, you don't have to have these settings on, but they will make a significant difference to your game! Hibernation - Spawning Change As of this update, Single Player and Non-Dedicated Servers will now be using the hibernation system. This shouldn't really change much to your game experience apart from noticeable improvements in performance, and memory usage but in terms of gameplay nothing should change. If anyone is noticing any issues with spawns now that this change is in, let us know and we'll check it out. You can disable this setting by adding the following setting to your steam launch parameter / non-dedi launch command (if you use one): -preventhibernation
  21. Jatheish

    Ragnarok: Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    Yup, these memory improvements are related to the map so they'll make their way onto PS4 too (and they're already live on PC)
  22. Jatheish

    Ragnarok: Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    I have some good news about this, it looks like we've saved at least approximately 10 - 25% worth of Memory on Ragnarok, depending on where you are, and it's possible we could have saved more in some cases! In addition to that, I haven't been able to reproduce the GPU-memory crash so it looks like we're in a pretty solid spot. Hopefully, it's taken care of once and for all Once this patch goes live, I'll be closing down this thread and if necessary, we'll make a new one if there are further cases we need to investigate and look into. Thank you for your patience guys, I know this has taken a lot longer than anyone could want, will certainly be keeping an eye on this with the future update. Normally I'm not one to try and get folks hopes up or build up hype, but it's looking really good right now. Sadly I won't be able to check all cases but I will be looking forward to the feedback from everyone. Hopefully, I haven't jinxed it by letting you know a little sooner!
  23. Jatheish

    Ps4 players ripped off of sale

    We specify on the sales which region they're affecting, NA and EU/ROTW are different teams and have different rules, which is why you see different sales and that is part of the reason why EU has this specific option for completing your season pass, but NA doesn't. Though I wouldn't say it was an advertised option, as it has never existed in the first place. That said, we have followed up with the Sony team to see if this is something that they could possibly implement on their side, similarly to how EU/ROTW is setup. As for when the date is, I don't really have a timeline to provide, they're normally covered under NDA and not announced early. If we're able to let people know they're incoming we will! For now, you'll have to stay tuned for announcements via social media and our news page here as they'll be promoted there.
  24. Jatheish

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    From the album: Promo

  25. Jatheish

    Primitive Plus Structures

    We had actually just made a new build for them to deploy this morning to see if we could identify why they weren't able to place structures but looks like it's been solved anyway
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