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  1. Hey guys, You know the drill! Have a question for the next ARK: Digest? Let us know! We're still accepting Aberration questions for those who didn't get theirs selected last time Thanks! Edit: Just to clarify, you can also ask us non Aberration questions, this isn't an Aberration focused Q&A, just leaving the option up
  2. Hey Survivors, For an upcoming version of the ARK Digest, we thought it would be good to see if the community had any questions about Aberration that we haven't answered yet. Obviously, we won't be answering everything, that would ruin the surprise ! And of course, the regular digest rule applies regarding ETAs . However, if you have more than 3 questions, feel free to ask them, as this is a more specific topic area, we'll take as many as you want to give. Looking forward to the questions... or theories!
  3. Hello Survivors! Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s second expansion pack, “Aberration”! Launching in October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, in “ARK: Aberration” Survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive! AN ARK GONE AWRY Aberration places survivors on a damaged ARK: its internal atmosphere has leaked away, resulting in a harsh surface with intense radiation, and a plethora of lush biomes underground. With the maintenance systems of this ARK malfunctioning, the many hazards, creatures, and nature of the environment present a thrilling new world to explore and master. TAME NEW CREATURES The intense radiation of Aberration has led to incredible genetic mutations, resulting in new creatures with amazing abilities! Among others, clamber up walls & glide through the air on the back of a camouflaging chameleon-like ‘Rock Drake’, keep the dark at bay with a friendly ‘Lantern Pug’, grab and toss multiple creatures simultaneously with a massive ‘Cave Crustacean’, or -- if you are talented enough to tame one -- command the vile ‘Nameless Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster! CRAFT OVER 50 NEW ITEMS New tools are on-hand to survive on the world of Aberration, while opening up many possibilities for new competitive and cooperative scenarios. Traverse the ARK using cave-climbing picks, gliding wingsuits, and ziplines. Learn advanced engrams to dominate the harsh environment, protect yourself with hazmat outfits, charge lanterns, explosive rounds, batteries, glowsticks, railguns and much more. Thrive by gathering new resources, using fishing baskets, gas collectors, fortify your home within the caverns using cliff structures, and much more! CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES Earthquakes, radiation exposure, gas leaks, and Element chambers are among the many hazards that survivors will learn to grapple with Aberration’s varied biomes, both aboveground and below the surface. But among the greatest challenges on this ruined ARK is the hierarchy of unrelenting Nameless, requiring constant vigilance & Charge Energy to defend against! And in the deepest depths of Aberration, their terrifying -- yet somehow familiar -- master awaits… will YOU be among the survivors powerful enough to face him? Season Pass Aberration will be available as a standalone expansion pack ($19.99) and as part of the ARK Season Pass (or the ARK: Explorers Edition). Owners of ARK Season Pass / Explorers Edition will get exclusive in-game Aberration-themed cosmetic item skins, immediately on Steam and in the coming days on Xbox One and PlayStation 4! The Aberration Helmet, formed from the damaged ARK's obsidian-like underground rock, creates an imposing presence for Survivors who wear it. The Aberration Sword, forged from the Element Crystals that run within the deepest chambers of the ARK, emits a subtle glow to strike fear into your enemies. PAX West! This weekend Studio Wildcard will be joined by PAX Rex and its’ new gigantic friend at PAX West in Seattle. We invite you to join us in person at the Studio Wildcard Booth in North Hall at Booth 815 or on our Twitch channel to which we will be streaming throughout the weekend to celebrate ARK’s launch and have the WC devs discuss ARK with you in real-time! So if you’re at the event, come say hello, we’d love to meet you! Keep up with all the latest PAX information at playark.com/pax2017/ and @survivetheark There will be 2 photo opportunities with giant creatures from ARK: Survival Evolved, including a full-size T-Rex and full-size Raptor, both rideable, as well as meet the real-life ARK actors behind Survivor’s Bob and Jane from the Live Action ARK Trailer: Remember to tweet us out your pictures and experiences at the ARK Booth including @SurvivetheARK and #PAXREX for a chance to win some ARK Swag! View full article
  4. 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.
  5. Day One! Launch & More!

    Today, ARK: Survival Evolved has made its transition from an Early Access title to a full Digital and Retail release. As a studio, we are incredibly excited about reaching this milestone. It has been a challenging and emotional experience for everyone a part of the ARK world; we're overjoyed about finally being able to hold the complete ARK disc, and want to thank each one of you for joining us on this journey. ARK started out as a very ambitious project, in terms of scope of content, features, and the story. It was no secret that we were in for an adventure with what we were hoping to achieve alongside the community. It started out as a basic open-world survival game, with one ARK, one boss, about 30 creatures, and approximately a bazillion bugs give or take. It was hard to say where the game would lead us, regarding its story, and its development. Those of you who were with us for the Early Access launch had many questions about how the world came to be, why you were here, and where we were going. Today, you can begin to discover the answer to those questions. Over the past 26 months, the game has undergone massive improvements thanks to feedback from the community. We now launch with four ARKs - including the Norse & Scottish Highland-Inspired "Ragnarok" -, five bosses, over one hundred creatures to tame and encounter, the inclusion of the Primitive+ alternate game mode & Procedural ARKs, hundreds of mods, total User Interface overhauls, general performance enhancements, bug fixes, quality of life improvements, countless additional gameplay plus story elements, and... a toilet. With the “1.0” release version, you can experience the full story of ARK: Survival Evolved! Can you make it to the heart of the ARK and discover the shocking secret that lies buried within? While it may seem strange for a survival game to have a “single player” mode with an “ending”, we’re happy that surviving the ARK provides a measure of closure should you seek it, while also pointing the way to what comes next. Rest assured this complete version of the game will still be receiving regular updates, and this is not the end of the ARK saga, but only the beginning of the next phase, for great adventures and awe-inspiring new experiences are just around the corner… It won't be long before we add two new members to our ever growing family of critters (with the Otter joining us today on PC, with the Phoenix and additional Tek Gear coming later this week!), as well as items, additional gameplay elements and more. ARK has only just scratched the surface, and there is a long future ahead, survivors everywhere will get to experience something out of this world. Early Access hasn't been an easy or straightforward process; there is no established guidebook or instructions on how to take a game from early access, and into the full digital and physical retail release. You could say that we now understand why so few have done it. Having the community by our side, through thick and thin has been a key component to achieving this milestone. Sometimes we've made mistakes, and have had different opinions, but we truly appreciate each and every one of you. Your feedback, ideas, support, and passion through our Early Access journey have been vital to the development of the game and will continue to be invaluable to us. The community has undoubtedly influenced ARK for the better and contributed to its success and the landmark of reaching full digital and retail release. We encourage everyone who has ever wanted to ride a T-Rex, soar across the skies on the back of a Pteranodon, fish from their boat as the evening sun fades over the horizon, or explore the deepest caverns to encounter terrifying extinct predators, to join us in the living, dynamic world that is ARK: Survival Evolved. Whether online or off, solo or in a large tribe, we think that everyone will find something special to discover on the ARK and make it their home. Stay tuned for updates on the relaunch of our Official Server Network on our social media channels (@survivetheark), and watch this space over the course of this week for lots more exciting ARK news, hint hint! See you there! View full article
  6. Hey Survivors, You can now download the save files of the Legacy servers which were repurposed on PC from here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/deprecated-official-pc-server-backups/ This directory should contain each server that we took down, the save file is from the day we announced that we would be repurposing the servers. In the event that more servers are taken down in the future, we will also make those save files available. At this time, we will not be providing the save files for any current server which is online.
  7. During the beginning of the weekend, due to a technical communication problem (where our servers weren't receiving our "messages"), some players on legacy servers running our deprecated saving system may have lost their characters. We were able to use our redundancy system for the following servers and restore them yesterday (albeit, you may have noticed a rollback): NA-PS4CrossArkCluster9-TheIsland NA-PS4CrossArkCluster9-TheCenter NA-PS4CrossArkCluster9-ScorchedEarth NA-PS4CrossArkCluster10-TheIsland NA-PS4CrossArkCluster10-TheCenter NA-PS4CrossArkCluster10-ScorchedEarth NA-PS4OfficialRagnarok3 PVE-NA-PS4OfficialRagnarok4 Unfortunately, not all servers were able to be completely restored. The following will still be missing their character data: EU-PS4CrossArkCluster5-Ragnarok EU-PS4CrossArkCluster6-Ragnarok EU-PS4CrossArkCluster7-Ragnarok NA-PS4CrossArkCluster7-Ragnarok NA-PS4CrossArkCluster8-Ragnarok NA-PS4CrossArkCluster9-Ragnarok We have opened up an investigation to see how the failure occurred, and what we can do to prevent it going forward, as well as look into why our redundancy system was not able to restore the character profiles for those particular CrossARK servers. Catastrophic failures like this are far and few, but it is always terrible when they occur. On our new servers, this particular failure cannot occur due to the upgrade/changed saving-system, but naturally, we aren't able to enable that on our Legacy boxes, as they were pre-existing saves. If I receive any more updates about the situation in regards to possibly restoring data, I will update this thread. My sincerest apologies to all affected, for any frustration and the inconvenience caused by this.
  8. Hey guys, Lone Pillars that are connected to non-spawn blocking structures will be destroyed on Official Servers after 12 hours.Decay time is otherwise unaffected for all other types of structures. Our intent is for players who claim land to make use of the land, and not just hold it. We'll be monitoring this change to see whether it has an effect on pillar claiming and make changes as necessary. This change is only on our Official Servers, but Unofficial Servers will soon gain the functionality to make this change. Thanks, Jat
  9. 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!
  10. Update as of 15th of February 2016: Hey guys! We've made some solid progress thanks to all the information you've provided us today and we expect to have a resolution to the issue tonight! We'll have you all able to connect very soon. Thank you so much for being awesome and sharing all your experiences with us as it really helped us in tracking down the problem! ----------------- Hey guys, Just wanted to keep you update with what's going on. We're still looking into the issue and will work on resolving it as soon as possible, for now after talking to a lot of you some potential work-arounds have appeared. These may not work for everyone, however they do the trick for some. Workaround one: - Launch up ARK. - Attempt to join online server - When ARK is in the joining phase, hit your home key on your controller. - Do not close ARK but go into your console settings on the left hand side menu. - After that head into your network settings, hit go offline and after a few moments hit go online. - Then head back into ARK and retry joining servers. Workaround two: - Launch ARK and select Join ARK - Wait for Official servers to finish loading (604 in total) - - Head into your favourites filter and remove your server from your favourites - remember the server number! - Relaunch ARK and attempt to join your server - If you get the same error / unknown error, attempt the work around above that involves going into your network settings. Workaround three: - Select Host/Local - Select Host a Dedicated / Non-Dedicated Server - Exit out of the settings Menu - Exit out into the Main Menu - Attempt to join an Online Server Workaround four - would only use this as a final attempt due to some local-save data deletion: - Heading into your game manager - Delete your player save game data and reserved game space. NOTE: This will delete single player saved data, non-dedicated saved data and player-dedicated saved data. This will also wipe the exploration done on your map as well as a clean-slate for all dossiers. We'll still keep at it and hope to have it fixed asap. Please keep me posted on any success you do have with the above workarounds, or other ones - as well as the server you are currently playing and whether you had any connection issues previously to help see if we can narrow down the cause of the connection problems, it does not seem to be impacting all players, but the more information we have the quicker it'll be to resolve. Thanks guys and sorry about the trouble, we know you're keen on playing and will do our best to get you online!
  11. Urban Death Match

    There is a decaying settlement like nothing else found on The Island! Even though it's builders have long since disappeared, enterprising survivors have powered up the generators and turned on the lights! The arena is set up as a reusable area for fighting, games, or any other event an admin would like to set up but comes with the ability to keep track of deaths for deathmatch.
  12. Zoology

    Zoology is a mod that changes how Dinos act and behave, how they interact with players and other dinos and adds a layer of in-game discovery based partially on the games fictional Dossier creator, Helena.

    Do you have a save-file where you were able to reproduce the issue without the use of mods? Thanks for the info guys, we'll check it out.

    Cheers, and your repro consists of just going towards an individuals base? If possible, please include profile-saves too, as well as the game and gameusersettings.ini

    You can copy the contents to www.pastebin.com and share it back here If you guys are consistently getting the crash, having the save file, config files and command line would help so we can reproduce it on our end.

    Do you have a copy of the crash error message with .3? Would love to check it out.

    It doesn't look like you're on the latest version, are you able to update to .3?

    Since the latest update, does anyone seem to be getting this crash at all?

    Would I be able to see your commandline? and are you running the DLC or the Beta Rag map? Yup, callstack refers to the crash message. Are you seeing the patch now? I was able to update to the latest version.
  20. 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! ARK NVIDIA Ansel Photography 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 (3) will receive $100 each and each runner up will receive $50. Want to enter? ARK-Ansel screenshot 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: Ansel submissions are limited to a total of 15 per person! Three Categories 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. 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 setup 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! ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Winning this content will net you a $200 prize for first and $100 for any runners up. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! Send us in your videos and we cannot wait to watch them! We're really interested in seeing the latest video creations you guys have put together - so show us something fresh! Please note: Video submissions are preferred to be 15 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 our recommendation! 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!

    We've put up another fix for it, do you think you could see if you're still crashing? If so, grab a copy of the callstack and we can check it out. Thank you for the save file and config, it'll help us investigate further. Do you have repro steps to get the crash to occur, or is it something that has just happened over time?

    Are you running any mods for your server? It would be good to get a copy of the save file, as well as all the config files+mods being used so we can attempt to repro it ourselves.

    Are you still getting this crash with version .25? Let me know. We're currently resolving the stacks as they come through.
  24. Steam are regularly on top of sorting out issues with their servers & CDN. Sometimes it can take a while, I'm more inclined to use servers that are in Washington DC. That usually gets me 20-30mbs. Try giving that a shot. Posted from my ONEPLUS A5000 using ARK: Survival Evolved Community App
  25. I'll have this corrected, Nitrado is the only hosts we work with right now on Xbox Servers.