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  1. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Extinction Chronicles II Tomorrow there will be a client and server side update that will bring Extinction Chronicles II to survivors on PC, Xbox, and PS4. Leading up to the release of Extinction there will be monthly drops of Extinction-related Explorer Notes on The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration. Once collected these notes will unlock new Extinction-related skins! There will also be the appearance of more powerful Tek-themed Dinosaur variants within the ARKs each month. These Tek Dinos are permanent additions (meaning they will continue to spawn even after the event is over), with a new one beginning to appear each month. In Extinction Chronicles I we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Helmet and the Tek Rex. Tomorrow we're excited to bring you three new Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Boots and a new Tek creature, the Tek Stego! In addition, special colored dinos will be populating the ARKs. You'll be able to find creatures sporting purple, black, grey, and dark blue for the next week beginning tomorrow. Be sure to take advantage of these special colors before they're extinct! Patch Notes! Here are the full fixes and notes coming in tomorrows Extinction Chronicles update. You can read the console-specific notes in their respective patch notes thread below: Upcoming Server Maintenance! At 2am Eastern on July 18th we will be taking down some of our EU servers for maintenance on PS4 and Xbox. Check the post below to see which servers will be affected: Community Livestream Update Last week we announced there would be a community stream this week, however this weeks stream has been postponed. We'll resume the community streams on August the 2nd. See you then! We are still accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark ARKaeology Event Ends Tomorrow! There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will end on Official Servers on July 17th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes. During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it! Be sure to take advantage of the last day of this event before it's over! ARK: Evolution Event! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 20th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 23rd of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard
  2. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Extinction Chronicles II Tomorrow there will be a client and server side update that will bring Extinction Chronicles II to survivors on PC, Xbox, and PS4. Leading up to the release of Extinction there will be monthly drops of Extinction-related Explorer Notes on The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration. Once collected these notes will unlock new Extinction-related skins! There will also be the appearance of more powerful Tek-themed Dinosaur variants within the ARKs each month. These Tek Dinos are permanent additions (meaning they will continue to spawn even after the event is over), with a new one beginning to appear each month. In Extinction Chronicles I we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Helmet and the Tek Rex. Tomorrow we're excited to bring you three new Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Boots and a new Tek creature, the Tek Stego! In addition, special colored dinos will be populating the ARKs. You'll be able to find creatures sporting purple, black, grey, and dark blue for the next week beginning tomorrow. Be sure to take advantage of these special colors before they're extinct! Patch Notes! Here are the full fixes and notes coming in tomorrows Extinction Chronicles update. You can read the console-specific notes in their respective patch notes thread below: Upcoming Server Maintenance! At 2am Eastern on July 18th we will be taking down some of our EU servers for maintenance on PS4 and Xbox. Check the post below to see which servers will be affected: Community Livestream Update Last week we announced there would be a community stream this week, however this weeks stream has been postponed. We'll resume the community streams on August the 2nd. See you then! We are still accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark ARKaeology Event Ends Tomorrow! There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will end on Official Servers on July 17th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes. During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it! Be sure to take advantage of the last day of this event before it's over! ARK: Evolution Event! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 20th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 23rd of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  3. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Regarding Small Tribes Clusters: We have an update for you guys on the Small Tribes clustering discussion. In our last Community Crunch we had announced a decision to cluster the Small Tribes servers together. This would have prevented wide scale transfers between all of the servers and limited them to approximately 8 other servers. We received a lot of feedback, with some players concerned that this would cause teaming to escalate on the now smaller set of servers. It was also brought to our attention that many players do enjoy the global server aspect and the fact they can transfer at their leisure. For the time being we have decided that we will not be clustering the Small Tribes servers. We do however reserve the right to revisit this if in the future we feel the health of the servers would benefit from this change. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Going forward we will attempt to increase our enforcement and monitoring prevent issues as they occur. We may also consider adding separate clusters in the future that do not affect the servers currently online, but at the current time things will be relatively unchanged. Ultimately we want to do what is best for the health of the game mode and the players, and we rely on that feedback to decide when to make changes (or not make changes in this case!). We thank you for your feedback on this topic. Community Livestream Round-Up! On July 5th we had our fifth Community Livestream. Thank you to all of those who attended and participated! The community team had a lot of fun and we hope you did as well. If you weren't able to catch the stream you can watch the video-on-demand on our Twitch page or by clicking on the video below. Our stream this time showcased a mod created by the Dragonpunk team called Arena of Gods. This is a battle arena style mod which involves solo players finding loot, gearing up, taming dinos and battling it out to see who will be the last man standing! We played a couple games on stream despite some technical issues that arose. We also spoke to some of the team behind the mod to learn more about their experience with mod making and what exactly is involved with creating a game mode like Arena of Gods. The Dragonpunk team is also holding a charity tournament using the Dragonpunk Arena mod. Registration for the event is now open and closes tomorrow. Matches begin Saturday at 12pm EST. They have prepared $10,000 in steam gift cards to give out as tournament prizes! The charity is hosted entirely by the Dragonpunk Team through Relay for Life, in support of the American Cancer Society. If you are interested in giving a little for a good cause while also having a bit of fun in process please check out Dragonpunk-Dan's tweet for instructions on how to participate. We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, July the 19th! We hope to see you there Mod Community Updates! Good day, everybody! Zen here, with your dose of modding news. I am happy to see that people are making use of the bounty board. I have already received a good number of bounty requests. These will be reviewed at the end of the month before I choose which ones go up as active bounties next month. Also please note that I make this decision based on how many people show interest in those requests. If you see a request already in the form, please use it to submit the form so that I know you are interested in that topic, there are currently no restrictions on how many requests you can put in or how many different topics you can show support for. I have a new tutorial ready for you. We finally get to set up the user interface for our mod. It's certainly not very pretty yet, but it's there now and it functions! You can find the project files in the post, as well as some supplemental information about the video. Happy modding! Finally, Xanjis has earned the reward of the last Modding Tutorial contest, the topic was ocean & beach content. Xanjis made a tutorial for adding an underwater boss arena; a topic that I've been getting asked about recently, so I recommend checking it out! ARKaeology Event Live Now! There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes. During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it! ARK: Evolution Event! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 13th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 16th of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard Banner artwork by mateaperic51: "Curious Hyaenodon meets a friendly Dire Wolf at the 'Dog ARK'." View full article
  4. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Regarding Small Tribes Clusters: We have an update for you guys on the Small Tribes clustering discussion. In our last Community Crunch we had announced a decision to cluster the Small Tribes servers together. This would have prevented wide scale transfers between all of the servers and limited them to approximately 8 other servers. We received a lot of feedback, with some players concerned that this would cause teaming to escalate on the now smaller set of servers. It was also brought to our attention that many players do enjoy the global server aspect and the fact they can transfer at their leisure. For the time being we have decided that we will not be clustering the Small Tribes servers. We do however reserve the right to revisit this if in the future we feel the health of the servers would benefit from this change. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Going forward we will attempt to increase our enforcement and monitoring prevent issues as they occur. We may also consider adding separate clusters in the future that do not affect the servers currently online, but at the current time things will be relatively unchanged. Ultimately we want to do what is best for the health of the game mode and the players, and we rely on that feedback to decide when to make changes (or not make changes in this case!). We thank you for your feedback on this topic. Community Livestream Round-Up! On July 5th we had our fifth Community Livestream. Thank you to all of those who attended and participated! The community team had a lot of fun and we hope you did as well. If you weren't able to catch the stream you can watch the video-on-demand on our Twitch page or by clicking on the video below. Our stream this time showcased a mod created by the Dragonpunk team called Arena of Gods. This is a battle arena style mod which involves solo players finding loot, gearing up, taming dinos and battling it out to see who will be the last man standing! We played a couple games on stream despite some technical issues that arose. We also spoke to some of the team behind the mod to learn more about their experience with mod making and what exactly is involved with creating a game mode like Arena of Gods. The Dragonpunk team is also holding a charity tournament using the Dragonpunk Arena mod. Registration for the event is now open and closes tomorrow. Matches begin Saturday at 12pm EST. They have prepared $10,000 in steam gift cards to give out as tournament prizes! The charity is hosted entirely by the Dragonpunk Team through Relay for Life, in support of the American Cancer Society. If you are interested in giving a little for a good cause while also having a bit of fun in process please check out Dragonpunk-Dan's tweet for instructions on how to participate. We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, July the 19th! We hope to see you there Mod Community Updates! Good day, everybody! Zen here, with your dose of modding news. I am happy to see that people are making use of the bounty board. I have already received a good number of bounty requests. These will be reviewed at the end of the month before I choose which ones go up as active bounties next month. Also please note that I make this decision based on how many people show interest in those requests. If you see a request already in the form, please use it to submit the form so that I know you are interested in that topic, there are currently no restrictions on how many requests you can put in or how many different topics you can show support for. I have a new tutorial ready for you. We finally get to set up the user interface for our mod. It's certainly not very pretty yet, but it's there now and it functions! You can find the project files in the post, as well as some supplemental information about the video. Happy modding! Finally, Xanjis has earned the reward of the last Modding Tutorial contest, the topic was ocean & beach content. Xanjis made a tutorial for adding an underwater boss arena; a topic that I've been getting asked about recently, so I recommend checking it out! ARKaeology Event Live Now! There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes. During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it! ARK: Evolution Event! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 13th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 16th of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard Banner artwork by mateaperic51: "Curious Hyaenodon meets a friendly Dire Wolf at the 'Dog ARK'."
  5. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what this creature is? New Bug Reporting System! We are excited to bring to you a beta of our new bug submission process! As this is a beta it is currently limited to PC/Steam only. By visiting the link below you will be brought to a bug submission page where you can send an issue you're experiencing in-game to our team. https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/pc-bug-reports/ We hope that this new submission process will help us collect information and streamline the process. It is important to read and fill out the form correctly with as much information as possible in order for us to quickly and efficiently address issues. Videos and pictures with exact steps on how to reproduce an issue will help us do that. Please be aware this form is for submitting PC bugs only currently as we test out this new system. If you are in need of a GM's assistance in-game you will still use the Customer Support ticket system. If you want to report abuse/rule breaking happening on your official PC server, please use the Incident Report system instead. Console users use the Customer Support system. Upcoming Maintenance - Small Tribes Servers! After reading feedback about our Small Tribes players one of the concerns we've seen is transfers. While we don't want to disable them all together, we've made the decision to cluster off the Small tribes servers. This means that each server will be on a separate transfer group from the others, with 8-10 other servers and each of the maps represented in each cluster. In the future these Small Tribes servers will be added into new clusters as to prevent already existing and established tribes from transferring into them immediately when they are released. This process will take place on July 16th at 1pm EST. Tribes with multiple bases on multiple servers are advised to be aware of which servers they will have access to and move their bases accordingly so that they are all within the same cluster. It is important to also note that anything saved into your cloud MUST be downloaded prior to the servers being taken offline. Anything that is uploaded will be deleted during the clustering process. * indicates new servers that will be added between 1-2pm EST tomorrow to fill out the separated clusters. Upcoming Maintenance - PS4 Asia Servers! At 2pm EST on July 3rd we will be taking down some of our PS4 Asia servers for maintenance. We expect maintenance to last for approximately 2 hours. During this time the servers will not be running therefore time will not progress. Once the servers are back online, they will require re-adding to your favorites list as they will have new IP addresses. Below is a list of all affected PS4 Asia servers. Upcoming Maintenance - Fresh Servers Joining Main Cluster! On July 3rd the first set of Fresh Servers that were released will be joining the main cluster as the 60 period has expired. This will happen during our 1pm EST deployment. Community Livestream #5 This Thursday! This Thursday July 5th the community team will be doing another biweekly livestream! During these livestreams Zen Rowe, Chris, and Jen bring you ARK news, celebrate modding, and the community as a whole every other week. We mix it up between playing ARK, showing off mods, and showing off your community creations for all to see. Survivors are invited to join us in the chat (and sometimes even in-game) to play and talk with the community team. We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, July the 5th! We hope to see you there Mod Community Updates! We have a new addition to the Sponsored Mod Program this month; Amissa, created by @Sicco0803 will be joining the roster! This is an already beautiful map with a lot of potential for growth. You can find the mod here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1383342563 The sixth Mod Tutorial contest has concluded, and I have some news. The Mod Tutorial Contests are being retired, I am moving support for tutorials to a new system, a bounty system. Mod authors will be able to submit tutorial requests to be added to a running list of bounties. These bounties have no deadlines and will remain on the board until they are claimed, along with their cash reward. Bounties will be added based on the level of demand for a given tutorial, so make sure to check the boards and the submission form often to provide input on which bounties should be added. The Dragonpunk team is holding a charity tournament using the Dragonpunk Arena mod. Registration for the event opens on July 3rd. They have prepared $10,000 in steam gift cards to give out as tournament prizes! The charity is through Relay for Life, in support of the American Cancer Society. If you are interested in giving a little for a good cause while also having a bit of fun in process please check out Dragonpunk-Dan's tweet for instructions on how to participate. ARKaeology Event Live Now! There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes. During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it! Salien! The Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale is here! Until July 4th you can collect an ARK-themed outfit for your Salien when participating in the sale, or by playing the Summer Saliens Game to win free games! http://steamcommunity.com/saliengame/play ARK'S BIGGEST SALE! ARK and its expansion packs are currently on sale across all platforms at their lowest prices ever! Discounts may vary across regions and platforms. Check out the images and links below for more details! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Evolution Event - Fourth of July! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this Fourth of July! It will be active from Tuesday the 3rd of July at 2 PM EST until Thursday the 5th of July at 2 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Maturation Rates 2x Mating Rates 2x Egg Hatching Rates 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates And also... Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 6th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 9th of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard
  6. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what this creature is? New Bug Reporting System! We are excited to bring to you a beta of our new bug submission process! As this is a beta it is currently limited to PC/Steam only. By visiting the link below you will be brought to a bug submission page where you can send an issue you're experiencing in-game to our team. https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/pc-bug-reports/ We hope that this new submission process will help us collect information and streamline the process. It is important to read and fill out the form correctly with as much information as possible in order for us to quickly and efficiently address issues. Videos and pictures with exact steps on how to reproduce an issue will help us do that. Please be aware this form is for submitting PC bugs only currently as we test out this new system. If you are in need of a GM's assistance in-game you will still use the Customer Support ticket system. If you want to report abuse/rule breaking happening on your official PC server, please use the Incident Report system instead. Console users use the Customer Support system. Upcoming Maintenance - Small Tribes Servers! After reading feedback about our Small Tribes players one of the concerns we've seen is transfers. While we don't want to disable them all together, we've made the decision to cluster off the Small tribes servers. This means that each server will be on a separate transfer group from the others, with 8-10 other servers and each of the maps represented in each cluster. In the future these Small Tribes servers will be added into new clusters as to prevent already existing and established tribes from transferring into them immediately when they are released. This process will take place on July 16th at 1pm EST. Tribes with multiple bases on multiple servers are advised to be aware of which servers they will have access to and move their bases accordingly so that they are all within the same cluster. It is important to also note that anything saved into your cloud MUST be downloaded prior to the servers being taken offline. Anything that is uploaded will be deleted during the clustering process. * indicates new servers that will be added between 1-2pm EST tomorrow to fill out the separated clusters. Upcoming Maintenance - PS4 Asia Servers! At 2pm EST on July 3rd we will be taking down some of our PS4 Asia servers for maintenance. We expect maintenance to last for approximately 2 hours. During this time the servers will not be running therefore time will not progress. Once the servers are back online, they will require re-adding to your favorites list as they will have new IP addresses. Below is a list of all affected PS4 Asia servers. Upcoming Maintenance - Fresh Servers Joining Main Cluster! On July 3rd the first set of Fresh Servers that were released will be joining the main cluster as the 60 period has expired. This will happen during our 1pm EST deployment. Community Livestream #5 This Thursday! This Thursday July 5th the community team will be doing another biweekly livestream! During these livestreams Zen Rowe, Chris, and Jen bring you ARK news, celebrate modding, and the community as a whole every other week. We mix it up between playing ARK, showing off mods, and showing off your community creations for all to see. Survivors are invited to join us in the chat (and sometimes even in-game) to play and talk with the community team. We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, July the 5th! We hope to see you there Mod Community Updates! We have a new addition to the Sponsored Mod Program this month; Amissa, created by @Sicco0803 will be joining the roster! This is an already beautiful map with a lot of potential for growth. You can find the mod here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1383342563 The sixth Mod Tutorial contest has concluded, and I have some news. The Mod Tutorial Contests are being retired, I am moving support for tutorials to a new system, a bounty system. Mod authors will be able to submit tutorial requests to be added to a running list of bounties. These bounties have no deadlines and will remain on the board until they are claimed, along with their cash reward. Bounties will be added based on the level of demand for a given tutorial, so make sure to check the boards and the submission form often to provide input on which bounties should be added. The Dragonpunk team is holding a charity tournament using the Dragonpunk Arena mod. Registration for the event opens on July 3rd. They have prepared $10,000 in steam gift cards to give out as tournament prizes! The charity is through Relay for Life, in support of the American Cancer Society. If you are interested in giving a little for a good cause while also having a bit of fun in process please check out Dragonpunk-Dan's tweet for instructions on how to participate. ARKaeology Event Live Now! There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes. During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it! Salien! The Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale is here! Until July 4th you can collect an ARK-themed outfit for your Salien when participating in the sale, or by playing the Summer Saliens Game to win free games! http://steamcommunity.com/saliengame/play ARK'S BIGGEST SALE! ARK and its expansion packs are currently on sale across all platforms at their lowest prices ever! Discounts may vary across regions and platforms. Check out the images and links below for more details! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Evolution Event - Fourth of July! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this Fourth of July! It will be active from Tuesday the 3rd of July at 2 PM EST until Thursday the 5th of July at 2 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Maturation Rates 2x Mating Rates 2x Egg Hatching Rates 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates And also... Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 6th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 9th of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  7. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Code of Conduct Changes! The Enforcement Team are back again with another important notice regarding the Code of Conduct. We'd like to make Official Players aware of the following 3 revisions: Revision Small Tribe Server Specific Rules > No Teaming - to maintain the intent and spirit of the small tribe servers, players are not permitted to form informal alliances between tribes. This includes such things as: Joint raids against one or more tribes (including cross-server) Sharing tame breeding lines between tribes Sharing tames between tribes Moving characters back and forth between multiple tribes Using non-tribemember bodies to store and transport items Bringing players from multiple tribes into a Boss Fight > Do not attempt to circumvent the six member limit PvE Specific Griefing Additional rule Intentionally filling the server tame limit via spamming tames and/or rafts Community Livestream Round-Up! On June 18th we had our fourth Community Livestream. Thank you to all of those who attended and participated! The community team had a lot of fun and we hope you did as well. If you weren't able to catch the stream you can watch the video-on-demand on our Twitch page or by clicking on the video below. The stream began with a round-up of Extinction related information that was released following the Extinction trailer. Mod Community Manager ZenRowe then showcased eco's Mods. These mods are part of the Sponsored Mod Program and are definitely worth checking out! eco is well known in the unofficial community for her decorative and RP mods. Our community guest this week was xRowCat! Rowena Frenzel is a freelance 3D artist who created the Brachiosaurus Costume, Stygimoloch Costume, and Styracosaurus Costume for the ARKaeology Event. She chatted about the workflow on these creature skins and taught us the process of creating 3D art. We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, July the 5th! We hope to see you there Mod Community Updates! I've got good news for the modding community! The DevKit update is finally available. 😁This update includes all of the TLC #2 content and the ARKaeology content. You can download the manual content diff from here: https://forums.unrealengine.com/development-discussion/modding/ark-survival-evolved/62293-6-21-ark-dev-kit-v280-0-is-now-on-google-drive I also have a new tutorial ready for you! This time we will be looking at MultiUse and adding options to the radial menu. Happy modding! Server Maintenance This Week! We have some upcoming server maintenance on our official server network this week. A select number of Xbox and PS4 servers will be taken down for a short period of time later this week. Stay tuned to our Twitter @survivetheark for an exact time and list of which servers will be affected. ARKaeology Event Live Now! There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes. During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it! Salien! The Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale is here! For the next 14 days you can collect an ARK-themed outfit for your Salien when participating in the sale, or by playing the Summer Saliens Game to win free games! http://steamcommunity.com/saliengame/play ARK'S BIGGEST SALE! ARK and its expansion packs are currently on sale across all platforms at their lowest prices ever! Discounts may vary across regions and platforms. Check out the images and links below for more details! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Evolution Event! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the Friday the 29th of June at 1 PM EST until Monday the 2nd of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  8. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Code of Conduct Changes! The Enforcement Team are back again with another important notice regarding the Code of Conduct. We'd like to make Official Players aware of the following 3 revisions: Revision Small Tribe Server Specific Rules > No Teaming - to maintain the intent and spirit of the small tribe servers, players are not permitted to form informal alliances between tribes. This includes such things as: Joint raids against one or more tribes (including cross-server) Sharing tame breeding lines between tribes Sharing tames between tribes Moving characters back and forth between multiple tribes Using non-tribemember bodies to store and transport items Bringing players from multiple tribes into a Boss Fight > Do not attempt to circumvent the six member limit PvE Specific Griefing Additional rule Intentionally filling the server tame limit via spamming tames and/or rafts Community Livestream Round-Up! On June 18th we had our fourth Community Livestream. Thank you to all of those who attended and participated! The community team had a lot of fun and we hope you did as well. If you weren't able to catch the stream you can watch the video-on-demand on our Twitch page or by clicking on the video below. The stream began with a round-up of Extinction related information that was released following the Extinction trailer. Mod Community Manager ZenRowe then showcased eco's Mods. These mods are part of the Sponsored Mod Program and are definitely worth checking out! eco is well known in the unofficial community for her decorative and RP mods. Our community guest this week was xRowCat! Rowena Frenzel is a freelance 3D artist who created the Brachiosaurus Costume, Stygimoloch Costume, and Styracosaurus Costume for the ARKaeology Event. She chatted about the workflow on these creature skins and taught us the process of creating 3D art. We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, July the 5th! We hope to see you there Mod Community Updates! I've got good news for the modding community! The DevKit update is finally available. 😁This update includes all of the TLC #2 content and the ARKaeology content. You can download the manual content diff from here: https://forums.unrealengine.com/development-discussion/modding/ark-survival-evolved/62293-6-21-ark-dev-kit-v280-0-is-now-on-google-drive I also have a new tutorial ready for you! This time we will be looking at MultiUse and adding options to the radial menu. Happy modding! Server Maintenance This Week! We have some upcoming server maintenance on our official server network this week. A select number of Xbox and PS4 servers will be taken down for a short period of time later this week. Stay tuned to our Twitter @survivetheark for an exact time and list of which servers will be affected. ARKaeology Event Live Now! There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes. During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it! Salien! The Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale is here! For the next 14 days you can collect an ARK-themed outfit for your Salien when participating in the sale, or by playing the Summer Saliens Game to win free games! http://steamcommunity.com/saliengame/play ARK'S BIGGEST SALE! ARK and its expansion packs are currently on sale across all platforms at their lowest prices ever! Discounts may vary across regions and platforms. Check out the images and links below for more details! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Evolution Event! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the Friday the 29th of June at 1 PM EST until Monday the 2nd of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard
  9. Hello Survivors! Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s third expansion pack, “Extinction”! By far our most ambitious project yet, we are thrilled to take you back to where it all started. Finish your journey through the worlds of ARK in ‘Extinction’, where the story began and ends: on Earth itself! An Element-infested, ravaged planet filled with fantastical creatures both organic and technological, Earth holds both the secrets of the past and the keys to its salvation. ARK: Extinction will release worldwide on November 6, 2018, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, joining the desert-themed Scorched Earth and the underground, derelict biome Aberration, in continuing to unravel the mysteries of ARK! As a veteran Survivor who has conquered all previous obstacles, the ultimate challenge now awaits you. Can you defeat the gigantic roaming Titans which dominate the planet and complete the ARK cycle to save Earth's future? Extinction Chronicles I! In the months leading up to Extinction there will be routine drops of Extinction-related Explorer Notes on The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration. Once collected these notes will unlock new Extinction-related skins. There will also be the appearance of more powerful Tek-themed Dinosaur variants within the ARKs each month! We have already released the first set of these Explorer Notes last Friday which also included the first Extinction related skin ‘Corrupted Helm’ and mighty the Tek Rex. Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what these creatures are? PC Gamer Article! Be sure to check out the PC Gamer article on ARK: Extinction by clicking the text below for even more news and information about the upcoming expansion. Ark: Extinction brings pocket dinosaurs, ridable 'gas bags,' and massive titans to Earth
  10. Hello Survivors! Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s third expansion pack, “Extinction”! By far our most ambitious project yet, we are thrilled to take you back to where it all started. Finish your journey through the worlds of ARK in ‘Extinction’, where the story began and ends: on Earth itself! An Element-infested, ravaged planet filled with fantastical creatures both organic and technological, Earth holds both the secrets of the past and the keys to its salvation. ARK: Extinction will release worldwide on November 6, 2018, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, joining the desert-themed Scorched Earth and the underground, derelict biome Aberration, in continuing to unravel the mysteries of ARK! As a veteran Survivor who has conquered all previous obstacles, the ultimate challenge now awaits you. Can you defeat the gigantic roaming Titans which dominate the planet and complete the ARK cycle to save Earth's future? Extinction Chronicles I! In the months leading up to Extinction there will be routine drops of Extinction-related Explorer Notes on The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration. Once collected these notes will unlock new Extinction-related skins. There will also be the appearance of more powerful Tek-themed Dinosaur variants within the ARKs each month! We have already released the first set of these Explorer Notes last Friday which also included the first Extinction related skin ‘Corrupted Helm’ and mighty the Tek Rex. Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what these creatures are? PC Gamer Article! Be sure to check out the PC Gamer article on ARK: Extinction by clicking the text below for even more news and information about the upcoming expansion. Ark: Extinction brings pocket dinosaurs, ridable 'gas bags,' and massive titans to Earth View full article
  11. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Countdown Tomorrow! There is only a few hours left on the counter! You can watch the counter tick down on our Twitch page at twitch.tv/survivetheark. Epic discoveries lie ahead so be sure to stay tuned to SurviveTheARK. ARKaeology Event Live Now! In case you missed our announcement from last week, there is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes. During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it! We have a bug fix coming later this week that is causing some bones/event items to be cleared from inventory on server restart or relogging in single player. We'll let you know on our Twitter when that patch is released. Community Livestream #4 This Thursday! This Thursday June 21st the community team will be doing another biweekly livestream! During these livestreams Zen Rowe, Chris, and Jen bring you ARK news, celebrate modding, and the community as a whole every other week. We mix it up between playing ARK, showing off mods, and showing off your community creations for all to see. Survivors are invited to join us in the chat (and sometimes even in-game) to play and talk with the community team. This week we will be doing a round-up of tomorrows announcement information and reviewing Eco's Mods! We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, June the 21st! We hope to see you there More Small Tribe Servers! We will be releasing more Small Tribes server this week! Stay tuned to our Twitter for a more precise ETA on these. These servers limit the tribe size to 6 players maximum and alliances are not allowed. Server rates will be 3x (harvest, taming, experience) and will not be affected by Evolution Events. They will also have 2x maturation, 2x egg hatching, 2x gestation and 50% reduced mating interval. These servers will undergo a trial period of 60 days. If after the 60 days they remain active, we will continue to keep the servers active. If after the 60 days the player population is very low, we will try a new game mode type and online new servers for another 60 days. Mod Community Updates! Zen here with... nothing of critical importance, actually. Which means I have an opportunity to poke around and show off some interesting new things turning up in the mod community! First, just a quick reminder that the current mod tutorial contest is focused on Beach and Ocean related mods. Submissions are open until the 30th! Now then, if you've been following Dragonpunk, they've released a new mod in preparation for their next server season, a full PvE overhaul. If you've been looking to expand on PvE content I recommend trying it out. Dragonpunk PvE Overhaul on Steam If you are interested in RP servers and also like a good western theme then the new 'GunSmokeRP' might be right up your alley. They aren't quite open for business yet, but they have released a trailer that caught my interest. If that's caught your eye, you can check out their website to keep updated on their progress. http://www.gunsmokerp.com/ We've also seen a couple interesting maps recently: "Amissa" I know I'm a bit late showing this one off, but it's still definitely worth taking a look at if you haven't already. "Shattered" The author seems to have taken some elements of the aberration aesthetic and ramped it up a couple notches. So if you liked that style, you should check it out. I hope some people find some mods that catch their eye and as always... Happy modding! 😃 ARK'S BIGGEST SALE! ARK and its expansion packs are currently on sale across all platforms at their lowest prices ever! Discounts may vary across regions and platforms. Check out the images and links below for more details! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration ARK: Complete Your Season Pass ARK: Super Fan Edition! The Collector's Edition of ARK: Survival Evolved is available for purchase without the game or seasons pass included, for those who already own the game. This special edition includes: - HANDCRAFTED, LEATHER-BOUND EXPLORER'S NOTEBOOK: featuring the Dossiers of every creature you'll encounter in "ARK: Survival Evolved", with tips on capturing, taming and training them. With 100+ creatures in the game currently, there's plenty to read up on in this fantastic tome. - THE OFFICIAL ARK LOGO NECKLACE: to show your dedication to being a Survivor. - A CLOTH MAP OF THE ARK ISLAND: so you'll always know where you are! - COLLECTOR'S EDITION CHEST: All of this Ark-themed booty comes packed in a faux-wooden chest that will impress your friends and fellow players! - A POSTER FEATURING THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM BEHIND ARK - ARK OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK CD You can purchase it world-wide today on our website: playark.com ARK: Evolution Event+! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the Friday the 22nd of June at 1 PM EST until Monday the 25th of June at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 3x Harvesting Rates 3x Taming Rates 3x Maturation Rates 3x Mating and Egg Hatching Rates 3x EXP Rates That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard *ANSEL screenshot provided by Blue Dragon. View full article
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