Casanova

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  1. Forum Signature

    Signatures have been locked for now, while we make some changes to the app.
  2. Greetings Survivors! The first version of the Official SurviveTheArk Community App is now live on the Google Play Store! (iOS Version coming very soon) The app was created to bring our community members an easy to use interface to interact with our forum right on your mobile device... but wait there's more... anyone that is playing ARK on an Official PC server with a Steam account linked to our community forum will also enjoy in-game Trip Wire and Baby Hatching Push Notifications! So that means that you don't even have to be in-game to get notified when your base is being raided or your new creatures have broken from their eggs! HOW TO LINK YOUR STEAM ACCOUNT: It's super simple, just go to your Account Settings Page and then click on the "Steam" button to sync your account. The Push Notification feature is only available to regular members. Those in the "Early Bird" forum group will need to use the forum a little before automatically being bumped into the regular "Member" forum group. BUT WAIT THERE'S EVEN MORE..... NITRADO: I've been working with Nitrado and this week they are going to implement the feature on all of their ARK Private Dedicated Servers! So those of you that have your own Nitrado servers just need to follow the steps above and you too will enjoy these awesome notifications right on your mobile devices! This is just the first step into bringing you guys some awesome new ways to enjoy ARK and rest assured that we are working on many more! -Chris (Wildcard Casanova) View full article
  3. I've implemented code that will now require traders to select PVP/PVE before creating a trading post.
  4. Official SurviveTheArk Community App

    Greetings Survivors! The first version of the Official SurviveTheArk Community App is now live on the Google Play Store! (iOS Version coming very soon) The app was created to bring our community members an easy to use interface to interact with our forum right on your mobile device... but wait there's more... anyone that is playing ARK on an Official PC server with a Steam account linked to our community forum will also enjoy in-game Trip Wire and Baby Hatching Push Notifications! So that means that you don't even have to be in-game to get notified when your base is being raided or your new creatures have broken from their eggs! HOW TO LINK YOUR STEAM ACCOUNT: It's super simple, just go to your Account Settings Page and then click on the "Steam" button to sync your account. The Push Notification feature is only available to regular members. Those in the "Early Bird" forum group will need to use the forum a little before automatically being bumped into the regular "Member" forum group. BUT WAIT THERE'S EVEN MORE..... NITRADO: I've been working with Nitrado and this week they are going to implement the feature on all of their ARK Private Dedicated Servers! So those of you that have your own Nitrado servers just need to follow the steps above and you too will enjoy these awesome notifications right on your mobile devices! This is just the first step into bringing you guys some awesome new ways to enjoy ARK and rest assured that we are working on many more! -Chris (Wildcard Casanova)
  5. Notifications trap wire and baby

    READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT ARTICLE
  6. Official SurviveTheArk Community App

    No, dude to extreme server load it would cause we can't offer that to all self-hosted servers. As I said you're welcome to build your own app.
  7. Official SurviveTheArk Community App

    iOS version coming next. Xbox version maybe down the line. PS4 not until Sony open the PSN(doubtful). Nitrado Private Servers get app support this week. Your own hosted servers have the tech in-game for you to make your own notifications. See:
  8. Official SurviveTheArk Community App

    Can you restart your app and check this again for me now? Thanks!
  9. Official SurviveTheArk Community App

    I think you're missing the point in the App. Our website already offers these notifications, but the app is for people that don't want to have the website open 24/7. I may look into doing a Windows Store version, however what's the point when, as I already said, this is for mobile users and not those browsing the site on their Windows desktops. I'm guessing you made your entire rant based on the fact you didn't know our website DOES offer these notifications
  10. This is not a support forum, however that's due to the website adjusting due to your browser being resized and going into "Tablet mode".
  11. Welcome To The New Forum!

    Welcome to the new SurviveTheARK! So you're probably wondering what is new and what we've been working on. Below we outline all the new features and improvements to the forums. We hope you enjoy them! THEMES The forums now have theme options, light or dark. We've enabled the dark theme as the default theme. By navigating to the bottom of the screen and selecting "Theme" and choosing one of the theme choices the website theme will be changed. Our newest theme addition is the Dark theme. With the dark theme, we've re-skinned the entire website with a new background, font colors, and a whole lot more. If you would like to switch to the previous (ARK Light) theme you can do so in the Theme drop-down at any time. TRIBES Tribes is a new and improved integration of our discontinued “ARK Tribes” system which was custom designed. The new Tribes system, now referred to as Tribes, will allow users to promote their tribe for other members to join as well as provide a space for current tribes to organize information for their tribe. Tribes can be public (anyone can view it without joining), Open (anyone can see and join), Closed (must be approved by a ranking member), or Private (hidden but member can be invited). Tribes offer 3 ranks of membership: Leader, Moderators, and Users. Ranks can be assigned by the Leader and Moderators however only the Leader can add Moderators. Whilst Tribe Moderators have control over content within their own sections, Forum Moderators can also control content in each tribe, only when necessary though. Within a Tribe, Leaders can add and customize areas like forums, calendars, files, images, and blogs. Among customization of the areas mentioned, the Tribe Leader can customize the look of the Tribe by adding a photo, banner image, and an About Us section. An example of a tribe is below. This tribe currently only has a members list and an introduction section. Tribe leaders can add new sections at any time. Each new "Topic" is a separate forum exclusively for your tribe and maintained by your leader and moderators. An example of a new Topic is below. There is no limit to how many forum sections you can add! CONTENT REACTIONS One of our favorite new features coming in the new forum version is Reactions. That’s right! You will now be able to react to a post or announcement by choosing some of our pre-made Reactions. Currently you will be able to choose from the following: Like, Sad, Facepalm, Thanks, Haha, and Confused. This will be a much more fun interactive way to show someone that you really like or dislike their post rather than the current up-vote system. NEW LEADERBOARD A few tweaks are being added to the Leaderboards system. The Overview page located in Top Members will now show a quick glance at the top members with most reputation and most content. You can expand each of these sections by using the filter drop-down to view more than the top listed in the Overview layout. FORUM VIEW SELECTION Tired of having only one choice for how you view forum sections or want a better way to jump between sections? Our update has got you covered! In this update members will be able to choose between Table, Grid, and Fluid views. Table view is the standard plain paginated view. Grid will allow you to view forum sections as “cards” like in an album where you can view all sub forums within the main forum. Lastly is Fluid view which is a variation of the Table view. With Fluid view you can change which sections you see by using the filter. When using the filter this will show or hide areas. Not interested in the social sections? You can hide those from your view. Only want to see Xbox forums and General Discussions? You can choose to show only those. These new views will make navigating much easier for those users that like simplicity. The Fluid view can be accessed by selecting the icon next to the start new topic button. After selecting this you will be presented with a new view and a filter box on the right-hand side like in the image below. Toggling different forum sections in the filter box will change what is shown in the Topics section. You can select as many or as few as you'd like to view. EDITOR IMPROVEMENTS Want to share a picture with your topic? Simply drag and drop into the body of your topic in the editor and it will auto attach and insert the image. Along with dragging and dropping, you can now copy and paste an image not only from a webpage but also from your local machine. Dragging and dropping an image will display the "-> Move" option when hovering over top of the editor window. Once dropping the image, the image will queue and be placed into the editor field where it was dropped. AUTHY INTEGRATION Back in an earlier version, two-factor authentication (2fa) was added which allowed members to further secure their account beyond just a password. Now in our update, the 2fa tool Authy is integrated. This enables authentication via text message, phone call, and push notifications using the Authy app on your smartphone. To setup Authy on SurviveTheARK, navigate to Account Settings and select the "Account Security" link in the settings navigation. Enter your password if requested, and click Enable under the Authy option. You will need to install the app on your mobile device or use one of the Authy browser plugins and link this with your phone number. Enter your phone number when requested and a push notification will be sent to the app to successfully link the app and SurviveTheARK.com. GALLERY IMPROVEMENTS The gallery has received a few quality of life improvements in our update. The first change is the addition of the “add more image” button. Images could be added whilst others were being uploaded but it was not made clear previously. During detail editing for the uploaded images, you can now use the “copy details to all images” which allows you to copy all the information across every image you are uploading. CONTENT MESSAGE One of the simplest but possibly most key features for forum members is the Content Message feature. This is like the next feature but it allows a moderator to pin a message at the top of the topic for everyone to see. This may be used to keep things on track or guide discussion, especially when we are asking for feedback on things. Below is a quick example of a message that might be left by a moderator on a topic. These will be in varying background colors depending on the message and importance: green, orange, red, grey, white, and no color. RECOMMENDED REPLIES The Recommended Replies feature, although not available to users to add, can be a great way to highlight posts. Moderators may sometimes “recommend” a reply on a topic and leave a note which make the post appear at the very top of the topic with any notes that may have been applied. Keep an eye out for posts that have this as it can help accelerate finding a solution or an answer to what you might be looking for. DEVICE MANAGEMENT The final feature of our huge upgrade is Device Management. This allows you to monitor logins on your account. Notifications can be sent to your email when a new location or device is used. The user also has the ability to deactivate a device which will force the account to have to log back in on that device. The Device Management options can be accessed by navigating to Account Settings and selecting the "Recently Used Devices" link on the left-hand side. From here you can choose to sign out of a device or disable automatic login. That's just a small taste of some of the new features we have added in our update, I'm sure you'll uncover more as you continue to use SurviveTheArk.com to interact with your fellow survivors! Pssst... Soon I'll be releasing our official app which will enable you to get notifications from within the ARK, directly on your mobile devices! I'll be sure to let you know as soon as I set it live KEEP ON SURVIVING! - Casanova, lilpanda and the SurviveTheArk Mod Staff
  12. ARK SURVIVAL: ABBERATION TRAILER VIDEO

    Go ahead, try to add reaction or commentary at least though
  13. The Countdown [3 Hours left]

    Chill guys, the show is about to start. They just had some trouble getting to the convention center. Will start very soon.
  14. Legacy Trading

    I've added new "LEGACY-PVP" and "LEGACY-PVE" Prefixes to the trading sections.
  15. I'm locking this thread as it's turning into a flame fest.
  16. Rumor of continued removal of legacy seevers

    The first word in the title of this thread is exactly why we don't need this thread.
  17. Overuse of TEK in marketing

    The whole first part of the trailer is a tease for the End-Game content
  18. Overuse of TEK in marketing

    The reason we put a lot of Tek in the new Launch Trailer is that at launch we are releasing the new Tek Skins and new Tek Sword and Shield, so we used the Launch Trailer to show off those new things also.
  19. Calm down. @ciabattaroll is absolutely correct. Legacy servers will be accessible to new players also. Although I'm not sure why new players would want to play on them.
  20. Server Info/Migration Announcement

    If you posted in the correct section they wouldn't be moved. I'll have to move this one to General...
  21. Why is it called the ark?

    Our release date, on the 29th.
  22. Why is it called the ark?

    you'll see in the end-game content
  23. What the hell is up with the forums?

    We had a DDOS attack.
  24. Tribe forum: Filtering

    Thanks for your suggestion.