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  1. Hey Survivors! Just wanted to pick your brains, what kind of creatures would you like to see make its home on the ARK? We usually get a lot of messages across all platforms asking us to add XYZ - just thought I'd make a quick mega-thread to see what you guys are thinking :). Feel free to include names, images, cool-facts -- what you think they could do on the ARK, anything really! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share.
  2. Patch v279 finds its way charge through the ARK with new some tender loving care for some old friends! The Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaur, and Triceratops find themselves receiving varied gameplay and visual upgrades! Here's a breakdown of the six creatures that received improvements in this TLC pass: Dino TLC - The Argentavis! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Can carry two creatures C - grabs/releases creatures with beak Right Click - grabs/releases creatures with claws - Health regen buff from consuming corpses - Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station - Reduced the weight of various resources by up to 50% (Obsidian, Metal, Metal Ingot, Polymer, and Stone) Dino TLC - The Parasaur! - Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities: - Alarm mode Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present - Scare small creatures C when ridden - scares away small/mid creatures Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it - Scan Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden Scans for nearby threats Notifies you visually when threats are present Dino TLC - The Raptor! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Pounce press right click to pounce on a target pins small targets to ground for short period press left click to attack repeatedly - Pack Buff Activates with C key when 2 Raptors (with a max pack size of 6) are together Increases damage resistance Increases movement speed Increases attack speed Lasts 15s Dino TLC - The Sarcosuchus! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Idles with mouth open now - Death roll Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them - Lunge Can lunge towards a target in front of it - 180 attack Can spin in place to attack foes behind it - Walkable Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft - Swimming depth Maintains its current depth when swimming Can lurk just below the surface - Piranhas Flee Piranhas flee when they encounter a Sarcosuchus Includes nearby ally Sarcos for players Dino TLC - The Spinosaur! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Water buff Given when in water Bonus movement speed Bonus turning radius Bonus attack damage Bonus healing Persists for short period after leaving the water - Added Biped/Quadruped toggled with right-click Biped Stronger attacks Can turn in place Quadruped Faster movement speed - Prefers prime fish for taming Dino TLC - The Triceratops! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Ram Charge up for short period Longer it's charged, the faster it goes Cripples target when hit Knocks small dinos away while charging (charge a group of dodos to see) - Rivalry buff Given buff when nearby to large carnivores Increases damage output slightly Decreases damage taken slightly Increases health by 10% Miscellaneous notes for v279! - Ragnarok update Streaming bounds fix to help with memory Fixed multiple holes, bugged beacons, and floating foliage. Better lighting around LL dungeon - Hole fixes for Aberration The Center The Island - Fixed an issue where Griffin feather colours appeared to be default in single player. - Opened up transfers for the non-aberrant version of creatures to be transferred onto Aberration. For example, both Paracer and Aberrant Paracer can exist on Aberration. Going forward! That's it for this update guys! We hope you enjoy the new changes and we can't wait to see your feedback. As mentioned previously, we're targetting a console release for this update in mid-April and will keep you posted about more accurate release dates once we get closer to submitting the patch. We'll need a bit more time to work on Primitive+, it'll have the missing engrams for the DLC as well as the latest Dino TLC content in an upcoming patch! Now that TLC #2 has been released we will be turning our focus more directly on to bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements for the core game in the weeks ahead. Going forward, we'll be consolidating the patching process on PC. We will be leaning heavily on regular Tuesday (or Wednesday if needed) deployments unless critical fixes require patches outside of that regular patch day. These will become collective weekly bug and quality-of-life patching updates. PS4 North America Sale! 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 23rd of March at 1 PM EST until Monday at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST! Community Crunch 123! If you hadn't seen, we posted our latest Community Crunch yesterday, so check it out to see the latest from our Mod Community Manager, Zen Rowe and the most recent community contest winners and fan features! That's it for this announcement guys! We hope you enjoy the new update! 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
  3. Jatheish

    Why nerf Dolphin?

    Simply put, we felt that they were reaching speeds that we weren't comfortable with and were highly effective vs underwater bases, so we made a tweak to bring them more in line. We can't really tell you for sure when something is going to change or not, the game and meta are ever-evolving. There's certainly a possibility for more changes to any creature, really.
  4. Jatheish

    OB timer resetting itself

    Just wanted to chime in and say this is something we're aware of and investigating and so far we're only aware of it affecting consumables.
  5. We're excited to announce today that ARK: Survival Evolved will be stomping its way onto the Nintendo Switch in the Fall of 2018! ARK: Survival Evolved on Switch includes the complete contents and features of the original game; from the massive and mysterious ARK island to the more than 100 prehistoric- and fantasy-inspired creatures such as the T-Rex, Giganotosaurus, Rock Drake and Reaper. Hundreds of hours of exploring, crafting, survival and combat await players as they go it alone, or group up with thousands of other Survivors to explore the island and solve the mysteries of the ARK. The Nintendo Switch version of ARK will be developed by our partner studio Abstraction Games (handlers of the PS4 port), and we can't wait for it! The handheld mode provides a fantastic new capability for survivors who want to immerse themselves in the vast worlds of ARK fully! With this new version, Switch players can go directly from hunting and tame while sitting on the couch, to forming online tribes and searching out new conquests when on the bus, waiting in line, or wherever they happen to be. During the Epic Games’ “State of Unreal” keynote at GDC 2018, we were able to show off an early demo of the game on Switch. You can check out the full reveal here: That's it for this announcement guys! We can't wait to welcome you to the family, Nintendo Fans! 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
  6. Hey guys, As many of you saw from the Sony Blog, we are indeed delaying Survival of the Fittest for console in order to focus our efforts on upcoming Survival Evolved and PC SotF development. We will have a more detailed update on the status of the SotF projects shortly as well, and you can expect to see that later this month. We apologise about the delay, and appreciate & thank you for your patience regarding SotF. :). The upcoming announcement will clear up a lot more. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/04/21/ark-survival-of-the-fittest-coming-to-ps4-on-july-19/ All the best, Wildcard Jat
  7. The lists should be viewable now, sorry about that folks.
  8. Hey Survivors, I've received some reports that some players are unable to see the Server Session List since updating their PlayStation Software to version 5.0. I'm looking to collect some information on this, so if this problem affects you, please let me know: Thanks!
  9. Aye, the base rates are still 2x what they originally were when we first released. We just resolved a technical issue that cause 2-stones when picked up (among other things).
  10. If you want to make the bosses be similar to what we have on Official Servers, crank up the difficulty slider to 1 and select maximum difficulty. Then make sure you're not running Single Player settings, that should do it.
  11. Jatheish

    [REQUEST] Permission to use arksurvivalfan.com

    As long as you're clear in your messaging that you're not directly affiliated with us but a fan website, then it'll be all good, the URL is fine too. Thanks for getting in touch!
  12. Update 3 [10th of January] Thank you to everyone who has submitted reports. Microsoft now has an internal repro of the problem and is working on getting us more information. We still do not know what is causing it, but Microsoft is on it! We'll update you as we learn more. ~ Jesse Update 2 [8th of January] For anyone who is having the close-on-launch issue, can you please do the following and send the results to [email protected] so we can work with Microsoft on the issue: Attempt to launch the Microsoft Store version of ARK: Survival Evolved. Observe that the game closes automatically at the splash screen. Open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd.exe) Type eventvwr Navigate to Windows Logs > System Right-click on any Errors you see from the time you launched the game, and choose Save Selected Events... Type cd %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp Type licensingdiag Type wscollect Gather all of the files generated in the directory in step 7 by the commends in steps 8 and 9, and put them in a .RAR file (or renamed .ZIP file). Thanks, this will hopefully help us solve this problem more quickly! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Update one: After further investigation, we've found that there is a communication issue with Microsoft's DCOM Server. Other games have had a similar issue, for instance, Forza 7: https://forums.forzamotorsport.net/turn10_postst110840_Unable-to-start-DCOM-Server-error-starting-Forza-7.aspx We managed to sort out the issue by installing DLC over the base game. If you are experiencing the crash, you can try reinstalling a DLC or the base game. We've reached out to Microsoft for further direction on how we can avoid this situation going forward. Other players have reported success installing smaller products, and then attempting to launch ARK. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hey Survivors, I'm looking into an issue where the Windows 10 / Play Anywhere version of the game is immediately closing on startup for PC. For anyone experiencing the issue, could you please try the following: Firstly, please check that you're running the latest version of Windows 10? You can see if your PC has downloaded the most recent updates by clicking here and selecting "Check for updates now": https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4027667/windows-update-windows-10 Afterwards, please ensure that the store is up to date. You can do so by clicking on "..." next to your profile on the top right, select "Downloads and updates", and then "Get updates". Once complete, please check the ARK Store page to see if you meet the minimum specification required to play the game. If everything checks out, please launch the game and see if your issue is solved. If it's still closing out, please press the 'start' key on your windows, search for "dxdiag", run it, press the "Save all information.." button and paste the contents of that onto a www.pastebin.com which you can share with me here. Also, it would be good to also try this: Thanks!
  13. Welcome to the 37th issue of the Community Crunch! To those unaware this is a topic which primarily consist of content to share, made by the community, for the community! As well as any little changes I want to make survivors aware about, which happen within our community ;). We’ve also included this week’s Digest in the Q+A! Fan Feature Survivor In The Stone - Green Man Cartoons ARK Life: Story Spotlight - Ryker ARK Life is a community role playing server which means that players on this server have created their own characters, given them backstories and are essentially 'acting' them whilst playing the game. Ryker is one of the survivors that exist on ARK Life and this is his story. http://arklife.apocalypse.gg/ ARK: Tribe Warfare ARK Tribe Warfare is a pvp-focused server where players are split between 3 different- tribes, recognized by colour and players compete with each other and fight to the death. The server takes a unique approach to PvP and has regular wipes to keep the server fresh. http://tribewarfare.apocalypse.gg/ Metatrox’s Speed Art Ep1 - Volcanic 9 Ways To Not Sleep Well by Dr. Zimanowitsz Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=617413263 Pimp my Dino by Papukaijah Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=618634828 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=618635974 Is this the return of the mod-creators of Pimp My Rex are back! Hope so http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=547099024 The Jurassic by *︻芫══>×Madara_2M4A4✘ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=618012923 Indominus Rex Fan Art by Zaka Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=616838715 Fanmade Dossier: Desmodus by Shadowenigma250x Fanmade Dossier: Achillobator by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=620761974 Fanmade Dossier: Entelodon by Robongio Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=618152382 Fanmade Dossier: Dinovaldo by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=616894032 Community Contests! 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 37 is.. The Lime Inc for their Jurassic Ark Survival Evolved Theme Park! Very cool! Can’t wait to see how this progresses We'd also like to give an honourable mention to the following Survivors for epic arkitecture work! GamerPerfection’s ARK Chess! Full album: Valoule’s Cruiseship! Full album: http://imgur.com/a/5Rrhr DNrednex’s ARKvi Stadium! Full Album: https://imgur.com/a/j0PYp ARKArt This is an award given to survivors who have created beautiful work of art for that week! As always, the artwork is not being judged on the quality of the screenshot or the graphical settings used, but instead what you have managed to draw and produce in game. The ARKArtist for Community Crunch 37 is… Okim’s for his Nature of ARK series: The Meeting of Epochs We'd also like to give an honourable mention to the following Survivors for their awesome creations! Faranthea’s first of "What Dinos do when they aren't being watched"-Series Metatrox’s EPIC 4k Photoshop - Not a pixel painting, but very impressive!! Sie’s Dinoflags! WoodPunk’s Pubsign: The Slurping Toad! Thank you for all the entries this week guys! Congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Workshop Spotlight! Workshoppers: Oxxy and NoStuff Stargate Atlantis - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=609380111 Jurassic ARK - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=564895376 Mega Tools Structures - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=559083399 Jail Mod - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=557440261 Hey guys! Can you introduce yourself to the community, and let us know about what it is that you are currently working on? Now these are some very interesting and enjoyable mods, where did you get your inspiration from? One of your mods has been blowing up in the Steam Workshop! Stargate Atlantis is pretty different to what’s been seen before, can you tell us what sort of mod it is and what how you’re hoping to progress with it? What types of things do you have planned in terms of Stargate Atlantis' core-features? With this being an advanced-technology mod, did you have any concerns on how it would affect gameplay? And how about the creative process for the mods, how do you know when you’d like to add something to the game? And how have you found the responses to be from the Community? I’ve not actually seen the film myself but glad to hear so many are enjoying it! Does look very cool. Do you have any plans for the immediate when it comes to the mod? Tell us more about your experience with modding and how are you finding working with the ARK Dev kit? Do you have any tips for upcoming modders on what they can do when working with UE4 and ARK itself? It is very active and helpful community! Is there anything you’d like to end with before wrapping this up? Thanks guys! ARK Digest Q+A Survivor, Dinopaint asks, “Will there be an option to disable non tribe members, as well as all players, from painting your structures/dinos/character? It can be disheartening to get online and see that someone painted over your hard work. It can take a lot of dye to repaint everything and a good bit of time. It's even worse when the vandal draws inappropriate words and symbols on you and your dinos while you're offline.” Survivor, Dinopaint also asks, “Will the black and white dyes get updated to appear more visible when painting dinos and people?” Survivor, ArrowHedd asks, “Where will the 4th boss be spawned at? Is there gonna be a new Obelisk?” Survivor, Goldzone asks, “Will there be a possibility to have multiple saves for the xbox one for single player?” Survivor, Spiros asks, “How about a stronger resource after base metal?” Survivor, lj999 asks, “Will rivers ever get an expansion (a deepening and a widening)?” Survivor, Frostyeagle asks, “Will mutations have a visual effect or just stat based?” Survivor, Frostyeagle also asks, “Any cryptic hints to what the uber boss might be?” Survivor, xohpa asks, “Will the upcoming disease system make using blood packs risky? How will we know if we have a disease?” Survivor, xohpa also asks, “Are you considering adding an EMP device for low-tier tribes to use against electrical and the upcoming Tek Tier equipment? And perhaps the Electric Eels could be used as a back-up generator in that case?” Survivor, Lewimaron asks, “Can we get a client side setting for disabling the crosshair even if its enabled on the server?” Survivor, Bulborb87 asks, “The titanosaurus say's its immune to traq's so does that mean we have to use catapults or the chalicotherium to knock it unconscious?” Survivor, griffinwca asks, “If there are new gateways for the tek tier, can a player be able to do a whistle to open and close them?” Survivor, Mutinous asks, “What do you have in mind for the musical instruments in the future? I think they have a lot of potential uses to make things more interesting. War drums just scream to be used as a way to pump up or manage your fight-ready dinos.” Survivor, Waylio asks, “How about a new piece of gear like a bandit mask or costume. The idea is it would keep your name hidden when seen by the spyglass and also not reveal you as the killer of anything in a tribe log? Would add a lot to the guerrilla warfare playstyle of trying to defeat an alpha tribe. "Your Rex was killed by a bandit!"” Survivor, Dominic asks, “I was wondering if your going to add a creative mode similar to mine craft into ark Xbox one, like where you can have unlimited items.” Survivor, Gooby asks, “Can you release any information on the bear? Obviously an ETA isn't probable, but I'd like to know what they look like in-game, do they have armor/saddles, what colors are they, etc. I'm super excited for the bears to come out and on my RP server we're having a whole faction dedicated to bears so we're personally invested in their arrival and awesomeness.” Survivor, zForgottenAngel asks, “Will there be dino painting on the Xbox? If so, I don't expect a specific ETA since you can't answer that but is it planned to be soon?” Survivor, TR-8R asks, “Now that different Coel size is underway plus the Kaikuru baby among adult , will we see dino with different size and age soon ?” Survivor, Randrewf asks, “What happened to the vertical dino gates for flyers? They were talked about many a digest ago, did you guys forget?” Survivor, xohpa asks, “In regards to the Thylacoleo and its tree-climbing abilities, could you explain how this will work? Will it use the already existing trees or will new ones be added that you can't cut down fully that are more solid all the way up?” Survivor, FuzzyHigh asks, “so the 235.5 update just came out adding tribe alliances and we have allied with 2 other tribes but we have noticed that we all can see each others tribe chat is there any plans to make tribe alliance chat separate? because it would help with the spam on chat. thanks” Survivor, Fozzy asks, “Noticed y'all have a rather interesting selection of firearms, especially y'alls Colt Paterson. Was wondering if we will be seeing more of them, namely Old Western guns, like some lever guns or possibly a Sharps/Joslyn carbine. “ Survivor, cels asks, “My question would be is there anything planned to maybe curb people from going about just killing themselves as a easy way to "cure" the disease? Maybe diseases are persistent through death.. or the chance of it spreading upon death as well for those who come close to your corpse? Or both...” Survivor, cels also asks, “Would gear or items we are carrying while having specific diseases have the possibility of spreading the disease onto items which others can possibly infect themselves with if they take?” That’s it for this week’s Crunch & bonus Digest Q+A guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark Thanks everyone! All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK Survival Evolved Team View full article
  14. Welcome to the 37th issue of the Community Crunch! To those unaware this is a topic which primarily consist of content to share, made by the community, for the community! As well as any little changes I want to make survivors aware about, which happen within our community ;). We’ve also included this week’s Digest in the Q+A! Fan Feature Survivor In The Stone - Green Man Cartoons ARK Life: Story Spotlight - Ryker ARK Life is a community role playing server which means that players on this server have created their own characters, given them backstories and are essentially 'acting' them whilst playing the game. Ryker is one of the survivors that exist on ARK Life and this is his story. http://arklife.apocalypse.gg/ ARK: Tribe Warfare ARK Tribe Warfare is a pvp-focused server where players are split between 3 different- tribes, recognized by colour and players compete with each other and fight to the death. The server takes a unique approach to PvP and has regular wipes to keep the server fresh. http://tribewarfare.apocalypse.gg/ Metatrox’s Speed Art Ep1 - Volcanic 9 Ways To Not Sleep Well by Dr. Zimanowitsz Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=617413263 Pimp my Dino by Papukaijah Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=618634828 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=618635974 Is this the return of the mod-creators of Pimp My Rex are back! Hope so http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=547099024 The Jurassic by *︻芫══>×Madara_2M4A4✘ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=618012923 Indominus Rex Fan Art by Zaka Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=616838715 Fanmade Dossier: Desmodus by Shadowenigma250x Fanmade Dossier: Achillobator by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=620761974 Fanmade Dossier: Entelodon by Robongio Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=618152382 Fanmade Dossier: Dinovaldo by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=616894032 Community Contests! 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 37 is.. The Lime Inc for their Jurassic Ark Survival Evolved Theme Park! Very cool! Can’t wait to see how this progresses We'd also like to give an honourable mention to the following Survivors for epic arkitecture work! GamerPerfection’s ARK Chess! Full album: Valoule’s Cruiseship! Full album: http://imgur.com/a/5Rrhr DNrednex’s ARKvi Stadium! Full Album: https://imgur.com/a/j0PYp ARKArt This is an award given to survivors who have created beautiful work of art for that week! As always, the artwork is not being judged on the quality of the screenshot or the graphical settings used, but instead what you have managed to draw and produce in game. The ARKArtist for Community Crunch 37 is… Okim’s for his Nature of ARK series: The Meeting of Epochs We'd also like to give an honourable mention to the following Survivors for their awesome creations! Faranthea’s first of "What Dinos do when they aren't being watched"-Series Metatrox’s EPIC 4k Photoshop - Not a pixel painting, but very impressive!! Sie’s Dinoflags! WoodPunk’s Pubsign: The Slurping Toad! Thank you for all the entries this week guys! Congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Workshop Spotlight! Workshoppers: Oxxy and NoStuff Stargate Atlantis - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=609380111 Jurassic ARK - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=564895376 Mega Tools Structures - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=559083399 Jail Mod - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=557440261 Hey guys! Can you introduce yourself to the community, and let us know about what it is that you are currently working on? Now these are some very interesting and enjoyable mods, where did you get your inspiration from? One of your mods has been blowing up in the Steam Workshop! Stargate Atlantis is pretty different to what’s been seen before, can you tell us what sort of mod it is and what how you’re hoping to progress with it? What types of things do you have planned in terms of Stargate Atlantis' core-features? With this being an advanced-technology mod, did you have any concerns on how it would affect gameplay? And how about the creative process for the mods, how do you know when you’d like to add something to the game? And how have you found the responses to be from the Community? I’ve not actually seen the film myself but glad to hear so many are enjoying it! Does look very cool. Do you have any plans for the immediate when it comes to the mod? Tell us more about your experience with modding and how are you finding working with the ARK Dev kit? Do you have any tips for upcoming modders on what they can do when working with UE4 and ARK itself? It is very active and helpful community! Is there anything you’d like to end with before wrapping this up? Thanks guys! ARK Digest Q+A Survivor, Dinopaint asks, “Will there be an option to disable non tribe members, as well as all players, from painting your structures/dinos/character? It can be disheartening to get online and see that someone painted over your hard work. It can take a lot of dye to repaint everything and a good bit of time. It's even worse when the vandal draws inappropriate words and symbols on you and your dinos while you're offline.” Survivor, Dinopaint also asks, “Will the black and white dyes get updated to appear more visible when painting dinos and people?” Survivor, ArrowHedd asks, “Where will the 4th boss be spawned at? Is there gonna be a new Obelisk?” Survivor, Goldzone asks, “Will there be a possibility to have multiple saves for the xbox one for single player?” Survivor, Spiros asks, “How about a stronger resource after base metal?” Survivor, lj999 asks, “Will rivers ever get an expansion (a deepening and a widening)?” Survivor, Frostyeagle asks, “Will mutations have a visual effect or just stat based?” Survivor, Frostyeagle also asks, “Any cryptic hints to what the uber boss might be?” Survivor, xohpa asks, “Will the upcoming disease system make using blood packs risky? How will we know if we have a disease?” Survivor, xohpa also asks, “Are you considering adding an EMP device for low-tier tribes to use against electrical and the upcoming Tek Tier equipment? And perhaps the Electric Eels could be used as a back-up generator in that case?” Survivor, Lewimaron asks, “Can we get a client side setting for disabling the crosshair even if its enabled on the server?” Survivor, Bulborb87 asks, “The titanosaurus say's its immune to traq's so does that mean we have to use catapults or the chalicotherium to knock it unconscious?” Survivor, griffinwca asks, “If there are new gateways for the tek tier, can a player be able to do a whistle to open and close them?” Survivor, Mutinous asks, “What do you have in mind for the musical instruments in the future? I think they have a lot of potential uses to make things more interesting. War drums just scream to be used as a way to pump up or manage your fight-ready dinos.” Survivor, Waylio asks, “How about a new piece of gear like a bandit mask or costume. The idea is it would keep your name hidden when seen by the spyglass and also not reveal you as the killer of anything in a tribe log? Would add a lot to the guerrilla warfare playstyle of trying to defeat an alpha tribe. "Your Rex was killed by a bandit!"” Survivor, Dominic asks, “I was wondering if your going to add a creative mode similar to mine craft into ark Xbox one, like where you can have unlimited items.” Survivor, Gooby asks, “Can you release any information on the bear? Obviously an ETA isn't probable, but I'd like to know what they look like in-game, do they have armor/saddles, what colors are they, etc. I'm super excited for the bears to come out and on my RP server we're having a whole faction dedicated to bears so we're personally invested in their arrival and awesomeness.” Survivor, zForgottenAngel asks, “Will there be dino painting on the Xbox? If so, I don't expect a specific ETA since you can't answer that but is it planned to be soon?” Survivor, TR-8R asks, “Now that different Coel size is underway plus the Kaikuru baby among adult , will we see dino with different size and age soon ?” Survivor, Randrewf asks, “What happened to the vertical dino gates for flyers? They were talked about many a digest ago, did you guys forget?” Survivor, xohpa asks, “In regards to the Thylacoleo and its tree-climbing abilities, could you explain how this will work? Will it use the already existing trees or will new ones be added that you can't cut down fully that are more solid all the way up?” Survivor, FuzzyHigh asks, “so the 235.5 update just came out adding tribe alliances and we have allied with 2 other tribes but we have noticed that we all can see each others tribe chat is there any plans to make tribe alliance chat separate? because it would help with the spam on chat. thanks” Survivor, Fozzy asks, “Noticed y'all have a rather interesting selection of firearms, especially y'alls Colt Paterson. Was wondering if we will be seeing more of them, namely Old Western guns, like some lever guns or possibly a Sharps/Joslyn carbine. “ Survivor, cels asks, “My question would be is there anything planned to maybe curb people from going about just killing themselves as a easy way to "cure" the disease? Maybe diseases are persistent through death.. or the chance of it spreading upon death as well for those who come close to your corpse? Or both...” Survivor, cels also asks, “Would gear or items we are carrying while having specific diseases have the possibility of spreading the disease onto items which others can possibly infect themselves with if they take?” That’s it for this week’s Crunch & bonus Digest Q+A guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark Thanks everyone! All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK Survival Evolved Team
  15. Patch v279 finds its way charge through the ARK with new some tender loving care for some old friends! The Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaur, and Triceratops find themselves receiving varied gameplay and visual upgrades! Here's a breakdown of the six creatures that received improvements in this TLC pass: Dino TLC - The Argentavis! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Can carry two creatures C - grabs/releases creatures with beak Right Click - grabs/releases creatures with claws - Health regen buff from consuming corpses - Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station - Reduced the weight of various resources by up to 50% (Obsidian, Metal, Metal Ingot, Polymer, and Stone) Dino TLC - The Parasaur! - Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities: - Alarm mode Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present - Scare small creatures C when ridden - scares away small/mid creatures Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it - Scan Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden Scans for nearby threats Notifies you visually when threats are present Dino TLC - The Raptor! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Pounce press right click to pounce on a target pins small targets to ground for short period press left click to attack repeatedly - Pack Buff Activates with C key when 2 Raptors (with a max pack size of 6) are together Increases damage resistance Increases movement speed Increases attack speed Lasts 15s Dino TLC - The Sarcosuchus! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Idles with mouth open now - Death roll Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them - Lunge Can lunge towards a target in front of it - 180 attack Can spin in place to attack foes behind it - Walkable Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft - Swimming depth Maintains its current depth when swimming Can lurk just below the surface - Piranhas Flee Piranhas flee when they encounter a Sarcosuchus Includes nearby ally Sarcos for players Dino TLC - The Spinosaur! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Water buff Given when in water Bonus movement speed Bonus turning radius Bonus attack damage Bonus healing Persists for short period after leaving the water - Added Biped/Quadruped toggled with right-click Biped Stronger attacks Can turn in place Quadruped Faster movement speed - Prefers prime fish for taming Dino TLC - The Triceratops! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Ram Charge up for short period Longer it's charged, the faster it goes Cripples target when hit Knocks small dinos away while charging (charge a group of dodos to see) - Rivalry buff Given buff when nearby to large carnivores Increases damage output slightly Decreases damage taken slightly Increases health by 10% Miscellaneous notes for v279! - Ragnarok update Streaming bounds fix to help with memory Fixed multiple holes, bugged beacons, and floating foliage. Better lighting around LL dungeon - Hole fixes for Aberration The Center The Island - Fixed an issue where Griffin feather colours appeared to be default in single player. - Opened up transfers for the non-aberrant version of creatures to be transferred onto Aberration. For example, both Paracer and Aberrant Paracer can exist on Aberration. Going forward! That's it for this update guys! We hope you enjoy the new changes and we can't wait to see your feedback. As mentioned previously, we're targetting a console release for this update in mid-April and will keep you posted about more accurate release dates once we get closer to submitting the patch. We'll need a bit more time to work on Primitive+, it'll have the missing engrams for the DLC as well as the latest Dino TLC content in an upcoming patch! Now that TLC #2 has been released we will be turning our focus more directly on to bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements for the core game in the weeks ahead. Going forward, we'll be consolidating the patching process on PC. We will be leaning heavily on regular Tuesday (or Wednesday if needed) deployments unless critical fixes require patches outside of that regular patch day. These will become collective weekly bug and quality-of-life patching updates. PS4 North America Sale! 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 23rd of March at 1 PM EST until Monday at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST! Community Crunch 123! If you hadn't seen, we posted our latest Community Crunch yesterday, so check it out to see the latest from our Mod Community Manager, Zen Rowe and the most recent community contest winners and fan features! That's it for this announcement guys! We hope you enjoy the new update! 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
  16. We noticed an issue with changing the custom cooking bonus dynamically, and that was the core part of King's Harvest! So we're walking it back for now, as it'll require some additional development work to get it functioning as we need it for the event. We've decided to switch up to 1.5x Harvesting, 1.5x Maturing Rates, and 1.5x Egg Hatching. We're still interested in exploring different options, however, for this weekend it would have been a bust without our additional changes.
  17. Evolution Events are supposed to be a special bonus we run during an allotted time period which can affect servers in different ways. Initially, when we first started hosting them, they primarily occurred around sales or patches. Eventually, they became more common and we started to introduce additional options to them (breeding, maturation, etc). We've recently stated that we felt like we were overzealous in 2017 with regards to how we managed these Evolution Events. We decided that we wanted to introduce some new settings into the mix and play around with new options for our Official Servers. This means you may see more unique events like Harvest King, or perhaps something related to crafting, or fishing, there are some options available and at this point, we're still experimenting. I understand that some of you may think that this event should have been a Mother's Day one, and that's understandable. However, the timing of the Kings Harvest is a sheer coincidence and we're going to continue to look into hosting events with more variety. Perhaps it ends up that we'll keep up the frequency of 2017, except you'll just see different ones occurring over the weekend as opposed to the standard 2x Harvest/Taming/XP. That doesn't mean that we'll stop hosting taming, or even the rare breeding events, we just want to explore new ground. The team are always going to try and warn you in advance of events, as well as what they may be. Kings Harvest is our first, of hopefully many unique ones. We're open to hearing more suggestions regarding Evolution Event ideas, that go beyond the standard taming and breeding. As for the comments regarding the name, it's literally just to give it an event. So if you see a post saying that King Harvest is coming, you'll know it has to gathering, farming, and possibly custom cooking recipes.
  18. Hey everyone, In our most recent crunch, we were able to give you a quick glance at the upcoming Dino TLC. We'd love to collect more visual specific feedback about our creatures, whether you think there are any which are in definite need of some TLC, as well as your thoughts on what you've seen so far! Keep in mind, they're still WIP and are subject to change. For those of you who hadn't seen the mention in the crunch, here's a recap: Dino TLC Preview Now that Aberration has been released the question on your mind might be: what's in-store next for ARK? Today we're excited to share with you the first few images of our Dino TLC update that is currently being worked on. These images are still work-in-progress and are therefore subject to change before final release, but here are the updated Rex, Ape, and Dire Wolf models. Studio Wildcard started out as a small studio and as we've progressed through ARKs development, we've grown tremendously! We've been able to bring on very talented animators and character artists to work on the project. You've seen some of their work in our more recent creatures and expansion packs, and now they'll be taking their abilities and showing some love to some of the original creatures we launched with. We're excited to see where these creatures go with the new advanced techniques and can't wait to show you how they turn out! So if you guys have any suggestions or creatures you think we should definitely take a look at, let us know here!
  19. For now, we'll be keeping them as is, with no transfers in or making them a separate cluster. The feedback is noted now and we'll take it into consideration when launching new servers.
  20. Jatheish

    Ragnarok: Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    Thank you very much for the info guys, the Rag team are checking out the areas and making improvements where they're able to. The next major should be much better than present and hopefully, we'll have tackled all the trouble spots by then. Keep it coming
  21. Unfortunately, due to the way the CrossARK system works, that wouldn't be able to work. Alternatively, we could set these up as a unique network and merge them into the main one after 60 days. I certainly see where you're coming from with wanting to transfer between other fresh servers. I'll bring it up to the team and see what they think.
  22. Jatheish

    Ragnarok: Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    Yup, we've got more on the way. Glad to hear the experience has improved for you. Thanks for the info!
  23. Jatheish

    Invisible Objects

    We'll investigate this, thanks for the report.
  24. We'll investigate this, thanks for the report.
  25. Jatheish

    Unable to transfer character using Linux client

    We've posted a client-side update for Linux & Mac which should resolve this problem. Let me know if you're still having issues & I'll follow up w/ our team.
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