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  1. If anyone knows what date the Aberration dlc q & a digest will be released, can you please tell me. The link that Jat posted up is here https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/251309-ark-digest-qa-aberration-questions/
  2. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Let's get started with some news. Introducing the Phoenix! A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone’s flaming fire flyer, the Phoenix! Common name: Phoenix Species: Unknown Time: Unknown Diet: Flame Eater Temperament: Elusive Wild Among the most mysterious of all flying creatures, much of what is known about the Phoenix exists in legends which have been told through generations. These myths have often changed through the passing of time, but one constant is the belief that fire represents cleansing and renewal. The Phoenix embodies this process through its everlasting cycle of death and renewal. Extreme heat-waves in the desert seem to initiate the rise of the Phoenix, while the end of this so-called "Super Heat" precipitates the creature's reversion into ashes. While the Phoenix seems ambivalent to most wildlife, if provoked, its ferocity is evident in its ability to set targets aflame with a single bite. Domesticated Attempting to pacify a Phoenix is, quite literally, playing with fire. The Phoenix must be continually set ablaze in order to be tamed. I've seen many turned into dust and ash in the attempt. After it has been pacified, the Phoenix will regain its vitality when it is aflame! Although its compact size prevents the Phoenix from being ridden, its aggressive enflaming has proved to be invaluable in battle. Plus, it can quickly roast up tasty cooked meat and refine raw ores at any time, as a living furnace! ARK Digest 48! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor Monics asks, “When it comes to game performance in general... The game has come a long way I believe, optimization wise... But still, is missing quite a bit. What are your plans moving forward regarding these specifics?” Survivor DangerPlayz asks, “Hey Jeremy! I play a lot of singleplayer and am very happy with the changes you have made recently! However, can we please get an option to remove the engram points system and unlock all engrams at a certain level, when we reach said level. Thanks!” Survivor Caseybear asks “Will the small CrossArk cluster servers be gaining access to Ragnarok and other future content? If so, any idea when?” Survivor IGNWhyt asks, “Will you please address the issue where the game takes up 100+GB? Is this intended? Are there any plans on reducing the size?” Survivor RaifuForLaifu, asks “Can we get a damage reduction on The Dragon's fire breath pretty please with extra sprinkles on top? 25% feels a tad ridiculous. Thank you” Survivor Blackwolfe asks, “You earlier mentioned that you were reworking the kibble tree. Will this also affect the kibbles asked for when imprinting dinos? Beacuse kibble for imprinting I think is a large part of why people feel forced to have a lot of dinos (together with the kibbles needed for taming).” Survivor GamerPerfection asks, “Can you make the Tribe Logs record your Tames/Turrets kills? I find it frustrating not knowing what they've actually killed when i'm not around.” Survivor Mendoza asks, “Can we get Sun Glasses added to the game to help reduce glare?” Survivor iAmE asks, “Do you plan on hiring any additional support staff? I would figure any number would be nice, as you would seem to be going up from what appears to be zero (4-6 Month ticket turn arounds hurt this game an immense amount.” Survivor Touhma asks, “As A server Admin I want an option that can allow me to have a full customisation on Taming time / ressources Any chances to have this options : * TamedDinoCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier -> To avoid the consumption of ressource after taming ( when foodDrain is up ) * WildDinoCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier -> To tweak the speed of taming whitout affect the tamed dinos ( when foodDrain is up and avoiding the effect on tamed dinos ) * WildDinoTorporDrainMultiplier -> To have a use of narcotics ( because of TamingEfficiency make narcotics almost useless en taming time is less than offi ) * PassiveTameIntervalMultiplier -> To adjust the interval between 2 feeding tentative for passive tame dinos ( because if the foorDrainMultiplier is greater than 2 the dino is dying when trying to tame it ) Why I want these changes: Survivor CottonCandy asks, “1) Is there any chance we'll see an option to enable NVIDIA Ansel on servers that don't care about people using it to cheat, etc?” Survivor PaladinKong asks, “Will those who have the game now in early access be able to get the physical items that come with the collectors edition, like the dossier book, without having to buy another copy of the game?” Survivor johnm81 asks, “Prim+ players have been told that load times for pc version can't be addressed till after alpha. Now that alpha is over what are the plans to lower the 5-15min load times for this total conversion?” Survivor legendaryc4 asks, “can console players get the option to hold back the left stick to slow flyers down? Very big here for me as building high up can be a pain.” Survivor Lowly asks, “Can we get some sort of flame retardant suite, firefighter suite, racing driver type flame retardant suite, to fit into the modern technology side of scorched earth” Survivor Dustiest-Ninja asks, “On a scale of 1-Incredible Hulk how much did dealing with the PhysX Engine for the tek ATV-jeeps make you rage?” Survivor Syntac asks, “Will you guys ever implement the Hive, the creature in the dev kit that looks like a giant beetle?” Survivor Gelantious asks, “Any news related to Vulkan? Still having hopes you guys will move over to it and ditch the idea of dx12, since it would help Linux users as well and all windows users, not just the windows 10 players.” Survivor tolle79 asks” lets be serious the question of all quetions is why doesnt the doedicurus gather berries? Like how does it survive in the wild?” Survivor LordMaxilos asks, “TEK: Is there any chance that some sort of TEK Bow will be introduced to the game? As well as a TEK Arrow who will split up into three when you shoot it or something?” Survivor Redstorm8616 asks, “Growable Cactus Sap?” Survivor mleii asks, “Can we get some videos showing what the Xbox One X will look like in game?” The Great Migration! We have some very important news for Survivors playing on our official servers. This coming Tuesday (August 22nd) we will be posting the list of servers that will be taken down on our launch day and re-purposed for the new servers, while all other existing servers become Legacy servers. For those who decide not to migrate, the saves for these servers will be uploaded and provided, which you can then download and use to host your own unofficial servers with all of your stuff intact. Closer to release date we will also be communicating how these servers will be allocated, so you can prepare to take over a new server! ARK: 3x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event+++ perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 21st at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 3x Harvesting Rate 3x Taming Rate 3x EXP Rate 3x Maturing 3x Hatching 3x Gestation 3x Faster Mating Interval Rates Reminder: this 2x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers! Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let's check out the entries for this weeks contest! This week's contest winner is... F1r3fly with their map Hinsawdd! PGMapName=Hinsawdd PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=71;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.5;Mountains Frequency=9.8;Mountains Slope=1.5;MountainsHeight=0.95;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=10;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.025;ErosionStrength=1;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.493963;RWBiomeSize=0.25019;MountainBiomeStart=-0.57;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.68;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.25;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.6;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.04;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.15;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.002;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.5;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: 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. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes Super Resolution! Winner! The Body Farmer - Giga on the Great Plains Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Ragnarok EXFIB0 - Wyvern Scar F1r3fly - Sunset Solitude Kovko - Bug Attack Kovko - Catch me Kovko - Waterfall Pollti – Giga on fire Pollti – She is so funny Valoule - RagnaRock Wolf Angelus - Dawn in Japan Wolf Angelus - House Rangetsu Wolf Angelus - Scenic Japan Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Kovko - High Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Generated EXFIB0 - Snow Valley Kovko - Bloody Shore Kovko - Deserted Island Kovko - Rainy Wolf Angelus - House Rangetsu Courtyard Wolf Angelus - House Rangetsu Entrance Freeform! Winner! BatmanTDKR - Little Dragon Runners Up! Valoule - postcARK from Ragnarok Wolf Angelus - (Postcard) Greetings from Hanamura Honourable Mentions! Cheb - Atlantis of the Sands Cheb - Drake's Fortune Cheb - Gate to Shambala Cheb - Libertalia EXFIB0 - Burning EXFIB0 - Flight EXFIB0 - Light F1r3fly - Winter's Breath ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 101 is... The Airship Has Arrived - Steampunk Mod v(1.8) by LameWolfProductions ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 101 is… The City Challenge, Vanilla+ Base Tour by Flydive! We also want to announce two amazing runner ups... House Rangetsu - Inspired by Castle Himeji by Wolf Angelus! and... GoT: BUILDING THE SEVEN KINGDOMS Ragnarok | EP1 Pyke Castle | Ark Survival [ NO MODS ] by badassunicorn! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Polymer Clay Microraptor by by Naila https://www.facebook.com/Polymer-Clay-art-by-Naila-458565734212216/ When you finally reach Endgame in ARK: Survival Evolved - Lame Game Skits by LameWolfProductions THE BABY BOOMER by ranger1presents! ALL DINO BATTLE (to date) || EPIC ARENA BATTLE by Squidge Meister Fishy by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl Star City by Dragonarcwar Massive Castle/ Fortress Build on Scorched Earth Ark Survival Evolved by Travis138 MY HOUSE by 林小欣 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1111486558 Alangsauras by Mglogo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1113411338 Realistic Dinosaurs size update by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1110030818 Tyrannosaurus Rex Lip Function by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1111849998 Andrewsarchus by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1110733723 Tanystropheus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1108880618 Dossier: Elasmotherium by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1108719461 Dossier: Tyrannotitan by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1112869623 Dossier: Giganotosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1111936262 Dossier: Woolly Mammoth by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1110447510 Additional Creatures Official Dossier: Walrus by Shadlos http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1110889823 That's it for this post guys! 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  3. My never answered digest questions

    - Advanced custom recipes So the current system is not really good, you just make food or Drinks which heal, fill food or water over time. But why we are not able to make our own soup with custom status effects? XP potions, paralyzed/narcotic meat you can place and wild dinos will eat it and makes taming easier. - Defend my victim We all know this, you taming a Dino and a stupid dilo or something kidding you and bite your unconsious Dino... So why not a defend mode, you targeting the Dino you taming and your dinos get aggressive on all in a good Radius, but your dinos cant damage your target and defend him. - megalosaurus day using I love the megalosaurus but i skip the night like many other people, so why we dont get the Option to disable the sleep debt? for now he is just there for kibble. - industrial grinder custom rate I dont know but i think the industrial Grinder gives 25% of Material back. Why no Option for a higher rate like s+ it have? - Tek Spyglass Let show us all Dino stats, its endgame right? So its not op or something. - Host tether range BRING IT BACK PLS, my friend and me, we only play on my non dedicated Server and the teleporting is disgusting. - Obsidian/Crystal -50% Weight No Dino on the Island have it, why? - creative mode Let people build awesome things with the creative mode. - Wardrums buff Give it a buff like damage up or something when you play it for dinos and tribe members. Will be awesome when people sit on the paracer, bronto or something and support their Allies from behind. - crafting skill should affect engrams Lets be honest, who need later on the game a boosted stone Hatchet/Pickaxe when you can craft or find better Metal tools? Makes sense that you skill in a Role you want to play on the beginning, maybe your friend is a battlepig skills in damage and health and maybe you be the crafter and craft better Spears, tools or armor. Btw. I think focal chili is not updated, i dont see any changes in crafted armor with focal chilli and without. So thats it for now sry for my bad english but i hope you understand what i mean.
  4. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Let's get started with some news. Introducing the Otter! A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone’s favourite furry friend, the Otter! Common name: Otter Species: Lutra Peloso Time: Early Miocene Diet: Omnivore Temperament: Friendly Wild Found along the Island’s many inland waterways, Lutra Peloso have become exceptionally adept at hunting and foraging. This species of Otter has to be particularly cunning because of its diminutive size, and fierce competition for its preferred food source: fish. It is not a creature that excels at combat, and would not naturally pose an intimidating threat to any predators. Finding packs of river Otters is simple enough: They are distinguished by their elongated bodies, bushy tails, and webbed feet. Their trusting and inquisitive nature ensures they are often hunted for their lustrous fur, but many prefer to tame them to become trusted companions. Domesticated There are few creatures which provide the companionship that Lutra Peloso does. Rather than traveling beside you, it would prefer to comfortably rest on your back, providing insulation. Once domesticated, it can be told to harvest fish on demand, with a specific goal in mind from the fish that it consumes, the otter has a knack for foraging silica pearls, and can even yield a slight chance at finding black pearls within! For those of you living under the mesh and haven't been able to keep up with the news, ARK has entered its final stage of development towards Version 1.0 and will be Officially Launching on August the 29th 2017. There has been a lot of questions regarding what will happen to the development of ARK. Whether there will be additional content added to the base game, in the vein of; new friends to tame, new engrams to learn, items to craft, QOL, gameplay, and optimisation improvements... the answer to all that is yes! We will be continuing to work on the base game, as well as plans for future content in the form of free updates, and DLC (paid and free). Today we'd like to give you a bit of an early preview/tease of what you can expect for later this month on release (in addition to the mystery beyond the TEK cave). As well as our otterly cute friend, we'll also be introducing some new TEK items: The TEK Sword, with a dash-charge attack as well as armor piercing capability! The TEK Shield, which can reflect incoming projectiles and bullets, and can completely stop splash damage! The TEK Light, that can be attached or picked up to and from any surface, and is self--powered by elemental shards or can be linked to generators! Our latest Official Mod, Ragnarok, will be receiving a large update which is approximately the size of The Island. Players can expect to encounter new biomes such as a Coastal Wyvern Canyon, a Tropical Desert, Lowlands, Tasmania, several iconic beaches, a hidden temple, a new cave, an epic boss encounter and more! Here are a few screenshots of the upcoming areas: Players will also be able to tame Titanoboas! We know you've been waiting a while for them and we feel confident with our latest optimisation work in adding them to the ARK. Their taming method will involve alluring these terrifying snakes with the fertilized eggs to feed on. We are still planning on our mid-month update which will resolve the current loading-crash on Console Player Dedicated Servers, introduce our DDoS Mitigation for all Official Servers, address the duping exploit and allow players to rent PC-Dedicated Console Servers. PC-Dedicated Console servers will initially be rolling out on PlayStation 4 for the time being. We will be technically set up to launch them on both of our console platforms from a development point of view but are currently running into some business & pipeline questions with Microsoft which we hope to resolve in the coming weeks. ARK Digest 47! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, Blackwolfe asks, “In my opinion, building is one of the important pillars of Ark and the building system is long overdue for some love. Do you have any plans to improve the building system in the near future? (like with improved snapping, triangle pieces like in s+, decorations etc).” Survivor Cynanic Ember asks: Will the two upcoming Expansion Packs included in the Season Pass round out and complete Ark's story entirely, or is there a possibility for additional Expansions beyond those? Has the TLC pass for Legacy dinos been scrapped or pushed back to post launch updates? On that subject, will post-launch updates be in much the same format as pre-launch? Or will we have larger themed updates like "Farming and Flora Update"? Will the Ice Wyvern ever get a distinct model, texture, and breath weapon instead of a re-skin? Will we be getting a more robust TEK Arsenal? The current TEK Rifle is the successor to the Assault Rifle, but what about a TEK Heavy Weapon like the rocket launcher (plasma cannon or railgun maybe?), or a sidearm, sniper rifle, or close-quarters weapon? (i.e Shotgun, not Tek Sword) Now that the game's full launch is approaching, will you be taking a look at any of the content that you originally wanted to implement, but was cut for various reasons? (Such as oil lanterns, primitive saddle mounted cannons, bean-bag ammo for shotguns, grapeshot for primitive cannon, etc...) Survivor Waterkeeper asks, “How's the kibble tree rework coming along?” IGNWhyt asks, “Are there any plans to make a colorblind-friendly mode? It's 2017, as such its not a new concept game wise. Or at the very least make supply drops different colors (red/green and blue/purple) if you can?” Scrysis asks, “Is Primal Ark still being developed? You know, the total conversion that allows players to play as the dinos?” xKingPheonix asks, “Is the phoenix permanently scrapped or will you guys add it to another dlc?” Steyoung89 asks, “Where do you stand with the Windows 10 version of the game?” ColossuS asks, “Extinction Servers have been dead for a very long time now and I have seen countless posts and tweets asking for the map to be reverted back to The Island; will this ever happen?“ Survivor CarpeAmare asks: Will console see a return of tether distance? Will console be able to place items straight from orbit camera similar to PC? Will console see a system where you can download paint prefabs for Dino's, canvases, etc. like PC? Stonefather asks “Will insects ever become breedable? I feel like they are outclassed by other creatures and being able to raise your own would help bring them closer in line with other creatures.” Oakwind asks “When are we getting the phiomia bacon we were promised?!?!” Lewiatan asks “Do you plan to make AI overhaul before or after premiere? What will AI overhaul contain? Survivor, SirMatthew asks “We will ever get banner/flag fixed in saddles, similar to the Tribe Flag from Survival of the Fittest?” Sponsored Mod Program Update! Here's what Cedric had to say: We are excited to announce some new changes to the Sponsored Mod Program for the month of August. It’s mind blowing seeing what our sponsored modders have accomplished in such a short time. As the program develops and the mods mature, we’ll be looking to see if any more mods have potential for a console release. We are adding two new mods to the program this month. Keep in mind that originality and creativity is the way to get a mod sponsored. The two mods we are adding this month are two mods that are still early in development stages, but show lots of potential. Without further ado! Dragonpunk: Tribe of Gods Everyone here is really excited for what this Total Conversion will bring to gameplay. At the moment, this Total Conversion is split into several different mods, but there are plans to make it a one-stop shop. They are aiming to redefine the ARK. Be sure to check out their website for more information! In the meantime, you can check out the Mythical Creatures for a little preview of what’s to come, plus they’ll be dropping a new magic mod later this month! Call of the Wild I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to see new game modes being developed. Survival of the Fittest was originally a mod that was created in the dev kit. Call of the Wild summons a wave of creatures at a location you choose that are there for your blood. It reminds me of some of the popular wave-based game modes that are still popular in games today. Right now, the sole focus is getting the mod stable, but I know there are some grand plans for this mod in the future. That’s it for this month! Be sure to check out the mods steam workshop pages for information on social media. Most of the modders in the program are active on social media and will post a sneak peek of what’s to come. ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 7th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate 2x Maturing 2x Hatching 2x Gestation 2x Faster Mating Interval Rates Reminder: this 2x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers! Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let's check out the entries for this weeks contest! This week's contest winner is... Drought by Wolf Angelus! PGMapName=Drought PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=759;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=3.6;Mountains Frequency=12;Mountains Slope=1.90;MountainsHeight=.825;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.4;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=1;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.01;ErosionStrength=0.02;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.11;RWBiomeSize=0.15;MountainBiomeStart=-0.49;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.59;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.005;JungleTreeDensity=0.50;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.0135;SnowTreeDensity=1.25;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.07;ShoreTreeDensity=0.32;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.035;ShorelineThickness=0.045;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.7f,Y=0.7f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.4f,Y=0.4f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: 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. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes Super Resolution! Winners! FataL1ty - Silhou-view StateofMynd42 - Sudden Impact Blue Dragon - Shades of ARK Runner Ups! Blue Dragon - In limbo Blue Dragon - Drink up Squidge Meister - Onlooker Wolf Angelus - Aquatic Day Christopher Warburton - A land that time forgot Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Decay Blue Dragon - Above the clouds Blue Dragon - Defeat Blue Dragon - Cat fight Blue Dragon - Dark Rex Blue Dragon - Do you see me Blue Dragon - Dragon's heart Blue Dragon - Hunting party Blue Dragon - Journey to the islands Blue Dragon - New territory Blue Dragon - Shadow Stalker Blue Dragon - Shadows Christopher Warburton - A snooze with death Christopher Warburton - Manticore Mural Christopher Warburton - The Power Within Domino - Evolution in Progress EXFIB0 - Entering The Cave EXFIB0 - Going for it! FataL1ty - Love Bites FataL1ty - Patrol View FataL1ty - Shadow World Norlinri - Nom Pollti - Angry Yutyrannus Pollti - Mantis on fire roguewolf91 - Cries Left Unheard roguewolf91 - Griffin Arrival roguewolf91 - Twilight SgtWest - The Beauty of Crystal Isles SgtWest - The Bionic Arrival SgtWest - Wyvern of the Desert Squidge Meister - Steampunk Tapejara Squidge Meister - The Weak Spot Squidge Meister - You Will Not Believe What I Saw Today StateofMynd42 - Bound And Leap StateofMynd42 - Mythical Morning Wolf Angelus - Natural Habitat Wolf Angelus - Summer Retreat Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! Blue Dragon - Break of Darkness EXFIB0 - Jungle Cave Runner Ups! Blue Dragon - Floating Blue Dragon - Out of the ashes Wolf Angelus - Science House Interior Wolf Angelus - Summer Retreat Exterior Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - The canyon EXFIB0 - Canyon EXFIB0 - Ice Cave EXFIB0 - Penguin Land EXFIB0 - Redwood Lake EXFIB0 - Symmetry EXFIB0 - The Beautiful Ragnarok FataL1ty - Cats and Dogs FataL1ty - Misty Distance FataL1ty - Nights Out, Lights Out FataL1ty - Shadows and Silhouettes FataL1ty - Shells roguewolf91 - Echoes of the Forgotten Wolf Angelus - Amphibious Habitat Wolf Angelus - Modern Home Interior Wolf Angelus - Modern Home Upper Interior Wolf Angelus - Science House Upper Interior Freeform! Winner! BatmanTDKR - Warrior VS Mammoth Runner Ups! Valoule - Choice Blue Dragon - Limbo ARK Edition F1r3fly - The Night is Dark and Full of Pteras Honourable Mentions! BatmanTDKR - Lurker BatmanTDKR - Pose BatmanTDKR - Profile BatmanTDKR - Smokescreen BatmanTDKR - Sunset BatmanTDKR - Taking a break BatmanTDKR - Thinking Cheb - Ancient Treasure Cheb - Deep Jungle Cheb - Watch the Step EXFIB0 - Retro EXFIB0 - Saturated Joe Lally - Out of the water Kielbasa - Notable scene Natsu - Flying Unicorn Wolf Angelus - FRIDAY THE 13TH ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 99 is... ARK MAKES NO SENSE - Weird Game Logic (ARK: Survival Evolved) by LameWolfProductions ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 99 is… Treehouse Bungalow Workshop! :: Exploring ARK Ragnarok Official Map :: Awesome ARK Base Locations by SWChris If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Ark SurvivaI Evolved - HOW HAS NO ONE FOUND THIS YET?! RAGNAROK'S BIGGEST SECRET! by nakedzombo CAST AWAY! - ARK Cinematic Skits by LameWolfProductions Dragontopia First Look by Dragonarcwar ARK: Throne of nightmares by MissyPrime Large Castle/Base Build using Floating Pillars and the new no clip mechanic on Ark Survival Evolved by Tlc138 Ark Survival Build- Swimming Pool/Lido PvE PS4 by runswithpencils Tag vs Ark Survival Evolved: A tour of what I made by Tageon Ark Survival Evolved - Bossy (PART 62) by GeeKy gAMer no1 & gOOgly Owl Dododex Taming Calculator v1.13 by danleveille Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1096334969 Alpha Wyvern by XxCrazyNyanCatxX Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1097140606 Electric Storm Spinosaurus by Helena Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1094479611 Creature design by mateaperic51 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1097050398 Yutyrannus Sketch by Dead Nitr0th3Edg3l0rd Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1095604635 bionic raptor the zoul Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1095654514 Expeditions Diary by ThePilgrim SNES Super Mario] Bowser-copter & Peach - Retro Pixel Art by Wolf Angelus Scooby Pixel Art by Valoule The Perfect Stable Location by eco http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1094275158 Horse-drawn Wagon by Tlc138 ISO: Crystal Isles Dossier by UwU Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1097746791 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  5. Hello Survivors! This week I'll be bringing you our Community Crunch and our ARK Digest. If you are a video content creator don't forget to check out the Community Contest section below for some news! Let's start off with a quick reminder: Map Biome Changes! The expected release of the map biome changes is approaching! We have released an update that shows the in-game area that will be affected by these biome changes. Restart your Steam Client for the update, Mac/Linux will be available soon. Here is some additional information about this, including an updated map: Digest Q&A! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, and Co-Creative Director: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, Pla, asks, "Will you add ranks with privileges to alliances? It would be really neat to set some people of the allied tribe into a group so they can open your doors, ride your dinos, access the inventory, ...!" and Survivor, Mork, asks, "Any plans to expand or alter the usefulness of Tribe Alliances? Alliance chat? At Least Some Shared XP? Alliance Rideable dinos? (Able to designate a dino for alliance use) Alliance Dino Breeding?" Survivor, Zuko65, asks, "I'm curious as to what your standpoint is on the current state of the PvP more specifically flyers. I know there is a large portion of people who would like to see quetz platforms removed and would this be something that you would consider? If not, what is your standpoint on turrets on a quetz?" Survivor, Loganecho, asks, "Are there any plans to add the new biomes to The Center map as well?" Survivor, Mendoza, asks, "Will there ever be the ability to hold a torch and a weapon / tool at the same time?" Survivor, Pla, asks, "Will you fix the problem transferring ARK data from one unofficial server to another? I was able to transfer the items between two of my servers until I added too much items and now even after reinstalling ARK on a separate hard drive it is broken." Survivor, Jor, asks, "Just an idea for the stat "Crafting Speed". Could you design it so that the higher the stat, there is a chance we could craft a higher end item? I know that you can create items faster with this stat but I have never seen anyone actually ever use it. I'm sure those people exist but I've yet to encounter any." Survivor, Atila00, asks, "Are we gonna get a solution about all of the impossible blueprint craft when ressources needed too big for a Smithy or a Beaver (Like blueprint that need more 35k metal, 27k hide, 20k fiber and even more of other ressources)." Survivor, PapaPoof, asks, "Could you make it easier to remove engrams? I will be opening a server, with giga saddle and quetz platform removed. So I have to type in every engram that I want to allow, rather then the engrams that I don't want. Maybe check boxes for the engrams so I can check the ones I want and uncheck the ones I don't want? Thank you! Keep up the good work!" Survivor, Grilledamoeba, asks, "Are there any plans to expand upon the ARK's flora? Individualized plant to berries/fruits so you can search out particular berries/fruits, instead of swinging randomly at vegetation until you gather the berry you are searching for? Specific plants providing benefits/harm? Different animals each preferring a different variety of vegetation, instead of the generic Mejoberry? Any plans to expand the farming aspect of the game?" Survivor, OnePotatoChip, asks, "So I'm guessing there's a reason we can collect other survivors' specimen implants. Wanna shed some light?" Survivor, GGSDubSt3pz, asks, "Will there ever be an option to dismantle items to get around 25% of the materials back? Lower quality guns are useless when you have higher ones. It would be cool to destroy the hundreds of longnecks, crossbows and tools you found in drops or alphas, instead of throw them away or store them in the useless stuff box. :D" Survivor, Fatrickprank, asks, "What would the Black Pearl be used for in future updates? Will there be any other way besides the Eurypterid to harvest the Black Pearls?" Survivor, Mendoza, asks, "Will we see more types of Booby Traps? (Hidden Trap Doors for multi-story buildings, Shot Gun Rigged doors, C4 / Narc rigged boxes, 1x1 spikes that can be placed on ceilings / floors, Spring loaded rope traps that hangs the captive upside down in a tree, snares, falling rocks, boulders or logs, pressure plates etc.... )" Survivor, H0gtitties, asks, "What were the thoughts and discussions around making the snow biome larger? What was the impetus for the change? Are there any plans for sub-biomes like a frozen tundra to ease the transition into the snow biome. With the expansion of the snow biome are there any plans in the near future for perhaps additional snow dwelling dinosaurs that can be shared or teased?" Survivor, Vis02001, asks, "What types of mods will we get to see officially in the game? Will the ones the win the contests be on the Xbox version?" Survivor, Jazzop, asks, "Any chance you can add a hotkey to change arrow type, maybe hold down the crossbow hotbar selection and press another button to switch from tranqs to normal." Survivor, Tomb, asks, "So how is it going with the easy to make offline raid server setting (from a older digest) that would come "next patch"? " Next we’ll be moving on to the Community Crunch segment! The Crunch is a weekly topic that consist of content to share, made by the community, for the community! As well as any little changes we want to make survivors aware about, which happen within our community. Fan Feature! Dodo Platform Saddle by danleveille Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=689098776 Ark Gigas Meme by Kingangus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=689170542 Postosuchus Dossier by Tomtoyer Edmontosaurus Dossier by Tomtoyer Lao-Lao Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=692125216 Dossier: Platyceramus by Titan Cat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=691784812 Ark Survival by Madara Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=691769308 Dodo Rex by Nyx Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=689047192 Black Market by Dedal Source: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198039414045/images/?appid=346110 Shipbuilding by Fin Source: Isengard recreation at volvan by d0nCh3t0oki11ed Hot Air Balloon by Morth Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=688113552 Horde-Ork by milokamilo Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=687995193 ARK BESTIARY: LYSTROSAURUS (The Ultimate Survivor) ARK PARODIES #1 - BREAKING BAD ARK Survival Evolved | Challenging PVP Arena | Build Showcase by Fresonis Ark Character Introduction: The Dark Knight/Batman by AmaiMnFrak Poetry by Trentifus Community Contests! This will be the last week for ARKArt as it heads into retirement. But fear not Survivors, we will be opening a new Community Contest for all of our talented video creators! Up until now you've only been able to included in our feature section, but now you are able to compete for prizes! This new Contest will be open for all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! $200 each will be awarded to the winner of ARKitect and well as the winner of the new ARKVideo category. We'd love to see some videos and/or builds taking place on the new Center map! We look forward to see what you all come up with next week. ARKitect This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 49 is… Club Wolf by Wolf Angelus! And… Arkperture turret by Valoule! We'd also like to give a honourable mention/runner up place to Helm's Deep by FataL1ty! ARKArt This is an award given to survivors who have created beautiful work of art for that week! As always, the artwork is not being judged on the quality of the screenshot or the graphical settings used, but instead what you have managed to draw and produce in game. The ARKArtist for Community Crunch 49 is… Rex in a Jet by FataL1ty! Thank you for all the entries this week guys! Congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Workshop Spotlight! In place of Cedric’s normal workshop spotlight we have a question and answer session with Lead Level Designer at Studio Wildcard, Damien Bull from our livestream earlier today! Make sure to give it a watch. Watch live video from SurviveTheArk on www.twitch.tv That’s it for this week’s post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark Much love, Wildcard Jen and the ARK Survival Evolved Team View full article
  6. A long time ago mostly from the digests it was constantly said that creatures would be receiving a large AI improvement in order to make the environments feel more realistic and have more of an effect on how gameplay is.With the disappearance of the digest the talk of these changes dissipated as well. I'm sure i and a lot of other people are curious to what the state of these changes are. Have they been cancelled? Are they postponed? Are they still being even considered? If anyone has some sort of answer it would be greatly appreciated, kinda depressing to just see everything wander like it's lost until a carnivore with a bottomless stomach eats it. Survivor, DeadlyAccurate asks, "Will we see things like carnivores that are most active at dusk and dawn?" Answer:Yes! This is a super fun mechanic! Nocturnal/Diurnal behavior differences are on the short-term ToDo List. This will lead to a lot of interesting interactions whilst playing the game, you may encounter a sleeping Diurnal creature at night, or vice-versa. It’ll allow you the opportunity to get a jump on them, beware though as they’ll wake up if disturbed and might not be so happy with you ruining it’s sleep! Survivor, 8bit Gamer asks, "When will we start seeing the more advanced dinosaur AI?" Answer:Next Month! We’re going to be making huge changes to Dino AI, it’ll be a MASSIVE update including sensory-based targeting, diurnal/nocturnal behaviours, and even more customization behaviour depending on the species! This one mystifies me the most, if the changes for a sleep cycle were already done where did they end up going? I could not find the direct digest where it came from but i believe that having wild nests and migratory patterns for herbivores were also brought up as a thing as well as having creatures in different life stages in the wild. If these changes will eventually ever happen i would imagine it would be post release?
  7. Ok ive waited and ive waited and still no Ark Digest Q&A. I understand that the devs have been hard at work creating new content however the last Digest was posted on FEBRUARY 4th thats nearly 3 months without any answers to some great questions. Will the devs even be able to answer these questions now that they have been building up for so long. Its like your letting the work pile up, at first its easy to sort but the longer it gets left the harder the task becomes, and the more i start to think there just going to open a new thread, asking for new questions and so many of the questions im looking forward to being answered will simply not be reposted. @jat Can you please ask jeremy to take a look at the Digest 🙏🙏👍
  8. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest! New Record 140 Player No Tame Servers! That's right, as of today we have officially launched an Official ARK PC server which supports up to 140 Players concurrently. We were able to achieve this as a result of some server-side optimisation, and have been running the change on our Experimental No Tame servers. Over the weekend, we'll be rolling out the improvements network wide to our Official PC servers and shortly thereafter they will arrive on console alongside the major update with the latest content. For those interested in our latest experiment, here's the low down: We've just launched some new experimental Official Servers on PC! These are a bit different to our standard servers as they do not allow players to tame, ride, or breed creatures. ARK has a lot of core survival elements to it, and we wanted to see how players would find playing the game without the help of their trusty tames. Of course, this doesn't mean we're moving to a non-dino focused environment, it's just another customisation we've introduced for everyone So give it a go, let us know what you think! Features 140 Players No Taming Boosted Harvesting and EXP Rates! (2x rates of normal -- so with the current event, it's pretty much 6x OLD-ARK!) Titanosaur has been removed Auto Turrets have been removed Difficulty Level is currently set to 2.0 Tribes are limited to 10 players Isolated Cluster 50% Higher Base Weight and 50% increase per level too No Alliances Decreased Movement Speed Stat Increased Server Side Optimisation to support more players! If you'd like to try out the server for yourself and give us some feedback, just search for "Experiment" in your server filter. You'll see 5 140 Player Servers; two The Islands, two The Centers and one Scorched Earth on their own isolated cluster. Keep in mind these servers are experimental and will have some iteration done to them over the course of their existence. If it goes well, we'll keep em permanent and we'll bring them to console too! ARK: Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 6th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 1.5x Harvesting Rate 1.5x Taming Rate 1.5x EXP Rate Reminder: this 1.5x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers! ARK Digest! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, GamerPefection asks, “Will we get Bionic Dodos?” Survivor, Mendoza asks, “Could we get very rare resource drops that are worth say 10x more than the normal resources... Example -- Rare Metal Ore - That can be smelted down to make Fine Grade Metal Ingots... This kind of rare resources and others like Fine Wood, Rare Pearls, Quality Stone ect, would open up a new economy for trade and also allow for the building of High End Mastercraft Gear which can't fit in the slots provided in crafting stations.(being 10x more valuable, interchangeable with normal resources and stacks the same as the average like resources) -- Rare resources could also open up the possibility of being able to craft slightly better quality gear the more "quality resources" used to make said item.” Survivor Mendoza also asks, “Will you be considering fully random locations for above ground beacon drops each time they drop and change the collision detection so they don't go through building structures?” Survivor, Deaner asks, “According to the explorer notes, the characters in the story could understand each other through the use of the arm implant. So why is it that we cannot understand their notes through the use of the arm implant?” Survivor, JNS asks, “Would you guys ever consider making the Achatina shoulder mates? Like the Mesopithecus?” Survivor, jazzop asks, “Since we can hold down the attack buttons for melee weapons could we hold down the attack buttons whilst mounted as it has no difference apart from preference and does not allow any advantages in PvP{ it would be much appreciated as long play sessions farming for breeding can be arduous” Survivor, HighFlyer15 asks, “In a recent digest you said you weren't going to add a hunger meter to the Carnivores, does this mean you'll be leaving other AI immersion implementations out as well or will we still see herds, packs of raptors hunting and less of the hundreds of lonely animals stomping about like they're lost?” Survivor, guitar2117 asks, “I was wondering about difficulty settings on player dedicated servers. PC has been able to alter the difficulty to above 4.0 for awhile, and just wondering when console will be able too? At least making it 5.0 would be nice. Thank you for your time!“ Survivor, NordheimTheMad asks, “Is the piranha still planned to be tamable or has the idea been scrapped? If so will there be a way to transport tamed fish to another body of water without killing them, something like an aquarium or bucket?” Survivor, Dinoslayer84 asks, “Could you add the dimetrodon to Scorched Earth? It's one of those creatures that I feel belong in the desert. It will also by pretty cool to have a creature from a real-life desert in the ARK's desert.” Survivor, Skuf also asks, “The Radio item is severely underused because of third party applications, and could use some buffing to give players an incentive to use it. Perhaps showing the talking player's general direction, similar to transponder nodes?” Survivor, Skuf also asks, “The possibility to pin lock storage boxes or vaults while Structures Ownership is set to Tribe would be amazing. This way we can finally have personal lockers without everyone being able to access them, or without setting Structure Ownership to Personal.” Survivor, Scuf also asks, “The Silencer weapon attachment could use some buffing, perhaps hiding the name of the player that killed you from the kill message or the tribe log?” Survivor, Fluqsi asks, “Will there ever be support for c++ programming?” Survivor, JokersFinest asks, “Will the titanaboa ever be tameable?” Survivor, BlackWolfVillage asks, “Can we get special admin commands to summon supply drops/spawn dinos at exact coordinates, rather than at the admin using the command? Personally I feel this will make it so admins can host events and map out coordinates ahead of time like a dungeon master and setup events surrounding them. Or even automate summoning of more supply crates in caves than is currently default.” Survivor, Brybry asks, “Will unofficial servers ever get an option to disallow steam” family share accounts in the same way that officials do?" Survivor, Wolf Angelus asks, “What happened to the option to completely remove collision checks?” Survivor, Wolf Angelus also asks, “Can we get an option (Again for singleplayer at the very least) to remove the "Maximum Custom Paintable Structures Nearby" limits? Limitations on creativity is a killjoy, especially when playing alone where stability should be our own judgement call.” Survivor, CyanicEmber asks, “Can we get a "Stay Grounded" option for fliers that can attack while landed such as the Wyvern, Pelagornis, etc...? Also perhaps an option to leave them grounded to follow us” Survivor, plantmanzetsu asks, “Just curious when we will see an option to wipe a single player map on Xbox One?” Survivor, Neizan asks, “Can you add an option to avoid buildings on spawn points of the map? Please.” Survivor, Neizan also asks, “Currently, when people starts farming with Bronto/Titano the servers have a lot of lag, some chance to reduce this server lag when people farm with Brontos or similar?” Survivor, iSpeZz asks, “Would it be possible to give us modders the ability to take rafts out of the water by adding a bool if in water or not in water??” Survivor, PapaRoro asks, “ gotta talk about poop for a minuet. This is just the best survival/sandbox game I've ever played. So much work has gone into making it a completely immersive experience. For this reason I have to ask, "Why are you guys not tapping into your poop potential?". It's very clear to the hard-core ark fanatics such as myself that poop has always been fundamental to the infrastructure of this game. So why does your poop depth end at: Human, Small, Medium, Large, Massive and eventually Fertilizer? Why is it that carnivores have hard vegetarian rabbit-shaped balls of disappointment instead of a massive sloppy pile of chunky mud? Or maybe a glorious omnivorous brown log of Majesty? Wouldn't it make sense to have carnivore, herbivore and omnivore diets make different poops with different properties? What if in the raising of a crop from seedling to fruiting, it goes through phases where it can get boosts by using "Carnivore Fertilizer" like a plant's equivalent to imprinting bonuses?” Survivor, PapaRoro also asks, “Can we have the various berry plants have a greater aesthetic variety? When I go in my greenhouse, I'd love to see a forest of different plants. That is all for now.” Survivor, StationOG asks, “Love the whistle groups & ignore group whistles but the problem at the moment is that if u have a tame set to ignore group whistle and its on neutral and gets attacked it will not heed any of your calls. Can we get a key for passive so we can aim at the tame? Much like the "Y" and "T" keys to issue an order to an individual dino.” Survivor, Mendoza asks, “Could we get a turret option for spiders so they can act as base defences? -- They could shoot a web bola rather than a slow debuff in turret mode...(Idea from TimeSpiral)” Survivor, GuiterRocket1 asks, “Are there any plans for new farming/cooking mechanics or new plants/seeds to be implemented before the full release?” Survivor, Dustiest-Ninja asks, “Are you a relative of the famous Alfred Stieglitz of the Stieglitz and Stiegen photographic art museum?” Survivor, Jamagh asks, “Will we ever get the option to ignore other players, either through their steam profile or character name? I have encountered some really noxious people and seeing them talking in chat, insulting everyone really affects my game play. Especially when other people are trying to get info about things.” Survivor, Shrekasaurus asks, “Will you put ARK on the Switch?” Survivor, SapphiraTigress asks, “Will we ever get an option to stop dinos from looking at us? Getting a tad tired of me getting stuck on a gigas(insert dino here) head because it keeps looking at me lol. Also, will we ever get a "take half" option from inventories? Most times I'm able to carry a lot, but to take half is perfect for most of my over encumbrence problems!!” Survivor, JohnHinde also asks, “My final question. In one of my previous suggestions for the game I was wondering about the prospect of using fire as a weapon as it has been since the dawn of time. (Sun Tzu's Art of War even has a whole section dedicated to it). So my question is will fire play a bigger role in the future? It would be interesting if: A. Dinos feared it. B. It was able to spread to some nearby plants. (Similar to Far Cry 4. Not burn down the entire forest, but capable of burning a small area and destroying the bushes and trees in said area. Would make war a lot more interesting.)” ARK: TEK Tier Sale! To celebrate the release of TEK Tier Phase 1 and reaching a new milestone in ARK's development, the core game and Scorched Earth are both available at their largest discounts ever! Survivors can pick up ARK: Survival Evolved for 67% off and Scorched Earth for 51% off. If you pick it up as a bundle, you get a further 15% discount! Xbox Survivors can also pick up ARK Survival Evolved plus the expansion Scorched Earth on sale from Microsoft's Xbox Preview Program. From now until February 6th, the game and its expansion pack will be on a special sale for Xbox Live Members, check out the details below! Primitive+ Update from Cedric! Hey fellow survivors! Just wanted to keep you up to date with a few things I’ve been working on in the lab. I’ll be sharing a bit more in the future, but I wanted to give you a preview of what’s to come and what’s been going on behind the scenes! Bug Submission I’ve recently adopted a new bug submission process in addition to the standard ways bugs are collected (forums). This allows anyone to submit a quick form that gets routed directly to me. It’s been going extremely well, and in the first week I received a ton of feedback that I was able to iterate on the same day. It seems this new process has some benefits over the old way of doing things. Submit a bug Weekly QA Builds Rather than waiting before the patch is going to be release to do QA, I am now doing weekly QA builds. If you’d like to be a part of the process, please reach out to me on the forums or on twitter (@complexminded). The beta builds are distributed through the workshop. You also need to be friends with me on Steam to see them (WC_Ced) New Content Ancient Flamethrower This work-in-progress hasn’t been textured yet but it’s a fact that flamethrowers were used in ancient times too! Check out this cool video for more info! Gokstad This ship is an iconic Viking ship that should fit well with other Primitive+ Items Beyond Primitive+ While my work for Primitive+ is far from finished, I’ve always wanted to contribute something I thought was missing from the main game. I’ve been working on a “market” system that will allow you to submit and “bid” on trades with other ARK players on the same server. You will be able to create a trade selecting from the items that are in the trading structures inventory and then select items that you want in return. There will be a listing of all the trades on the server and if you have the items to fulfill the trade, you can bid and receive the items in your inbox. More details to come!! * I know you're going to ask, UI is functional for now, will be revisited after! That's all for this week! Ced Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let's check out the entries for this weeks contest! This week's contest winner is... Heart of the Land by Wolf Angelus! PGMapName=HeartoftheLand PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=166;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.7;Mountains Frequency=7.0;Mountains Slope=2.04;MountainsHeight=1.92;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.15;RWBiomeSize=0.12;MountainBiomeStart=-0.35;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.005;JungleTreeDensity=0.55;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.031;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.07;ShoreTreeDensity=0.32;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.7f,Y=0.7f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.35f,Y=0.35f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 82 is... THE GOOD GUYS by Lame Wolf Productions! and... CRAGG'S ISLAND BARBER SHOPPE by Myndmelt Gaming! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 82 is… ARK EMPIRE STATE BUILDING! by RYANT1UM! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! WATER BASE EXPANSION | ARK Survival Evolved [S3 Ep10] by The Axe Man Ragnarok - A Second Look - Map Tour - Ark Survival Evolved by MeeMaw Library of Alexandria - Base Design - Comic Coloring (ARKitect) by Wolf Angelus Oscar's Birthday Cake! Lady and her Mount by Violet Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=853522399 Shitty artWORK by DeltaLEDminer Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=851789559 Copperratops by Okim Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=853649666 Pulmino by Okim http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=853671967 Copper Drake by Okim Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=853678353 In ya face! by Morgengrau Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=854258006 Allo VS Ptera by WIM Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=854835592 Purlovia VS Chalicotherium by WIM Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=854831987 Kapro by WIM Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=848799500 Dilo's by Nameless BE Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=852300185 ARK by GR15 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=850534484 FerrifervensTroglodytes(Nova) by kazmanian45 Dossier Preview 3 by kazmanian45 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Much love, Wildcard Jen, Jat, & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  9. ARK Digest 24!

    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the twenty-fourth issue of the ARK Digest! It’s a week of firsts for us! Not only is this the first Digest to be dedicated on the new Community Hub, or the first Digest to really feature Xbox One content but also.. We are the first ever online survival game to come to consoles and ARK is available for download on the Xbox Game Preview program! For those eager survivors, you can pick up a copy of the Xbox One game here! ARK Survival Evolved - Game Preview! As always, your feedback remains important to us and we highly encourage you to leave your comments, concerns, suggestions and reports on our new Community Hub! More specifically, any bug or technical reports to be made can be directly posted on our dedicated Xbox report sub-forum here. And with the arrival of the game on this new platform, we're also celebrating with some contests! In addition to our regular Community Crunch, we shall be offering prizes for awesome Xbox One screenshots and also to the first Survivor who tweets at us (@survivetheark) a screenshot of the Bionic Rex on an Official PvP Server! You can check out more details below. Alienware Modding Contest! We’re excited to finally announce the winners of our Alienware ARK Modding Contest! It’s been a few months and we had a lot of entries who all worked very hard on their mods. It was pretty difficult to narrow it down to a top 3 from our initial top 10 and the results were incredibly close, but without further ado let’s give a big congratulations to our finalists! Here are the winners as announced by Alienware 3rd Place: ARK Pirate World! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=547377246 Congratulations! ARK Pirate World takes home the third place prize of $2,500 USD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card! We spoke to the developers of the mod a little whilst back and featured them in a Community Crunch which you can check out here 2nd Place: Valhalla http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=504122600 Congratulations! Valhalla takes home the second place prize of $5,000 USD, Alienware X51 Desktop, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card We spoke to the developers of the mod a little whilst back and featured them in a Community Crunch which you can check out here 1st Place: Primitive+ http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=504360469 Congratulations! Primitive+ takes home the grand prize of $15,000 USD, Alienware Area-51 Desktop, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TI Graphics Card We spoke to the developer of the mod a little whilst back and featured them in a Community Crunch which you can check out here We’ll be announcing the details for an upcoming mod contest soon in which everyone will be able to enter! Stay tuned for more details ARK Digest Q&A Survivor, Bo*****s asks, “What's with the delay on the Therizinosaurus and Dimetrodon? You had the models, animations and even a bit of texturing done! What gives?” Survivor, DeadlyPaws asks, “Any ETA on the dino perches for dimos, monkeys and possibly compys?” Survivor, Dinogirl4Ever asks, “When more character customisation comes into play could we get a plastic surgery machine so we can modify our characters? Will we be able to change hair on the spot?” Survivor, King Barney asks, “Do you guys plan on adding animals, not bosses, that are somewhat mythological? Perhaps the power oozing from the obelisks has an effect on the animals, like a mutation.” Survivor, Jona | Hugh Idiyout asks, “What will happen at the upcoming "Christmas Event"?” Survivor, austingillespie asks, “What are your thoughts currently on contracting diseases? is it a random chance while in the swamps or jungles? would it be affected by overheating? could coming into contact with certain animals help spread diseases? and when you die does the disease reset or does it stay with you until it's cured?” Survivor, the_british_kiwi asks, “What do you plan to add and to what dinos in your tlc pass that you said you planned on doing?” Survivor, TheLogicalCow asks, “Shine some light on how beer will work/be made?” Survivor, Wulfsige85 asks, “Aside from better items, will we have any reason to fight the bosses multiple times? Will it have unique items like lets say you defeat the dragon boss and it drops blueprint to craft a badass dragon armor or weapon ala monster hunter?” Survivor, _Nordic asks, “Can we get the ability to "favorite" items in our inventory, so they do not transfer out when we hit "Transfer all"?” Survivor, Zeta1127 asks, “What other defensive plants like Ampullaria Pilobolus (Plant Species X) are planned?” Survivor, Jona | Hugh Idiyout asks, “Will there be a wipe near the new caves? Just rebuild my snow base after the last wipe and while watching the xbox trailer i was wondering where these snow areas (looked new for me) will be.” Survivor, -=Justicel=- (Firehawk) asks, “Someone asked a few digest back and you had said would add it next patch but it hasn't been added. Can we get the items numbers updated instead of using the long spawn strings. “ Survivor, WeIRdLifE asks, “Hey ark since you are releasing on the xbox would it be possible to get new controller control scheme on the pc version at the same time. my tribe mates and myself all play with xbox controllers but have to keep switching to a keyboard for lots of things.” Survivor, Taffle asks, “Hey Ark Team! questions about the Xbox release will we ever be able to rent a server and have Friends to join instead of 5 players and having 2 Xboxs” Survivor, COGSCREAMSRAGE asks, “Will there be any type of Cross-platform with the Xbox and PC versions?” Survivor, Pellzrr asks, “Will I be able to have mods such as Valhalla on Xbone eventually?” Survivor, DiksDiezel asks, “How often do you plan to update the game on the xbox one? Do you plan to keep the contents on the console up to date with pcs?” Survivor, Seghs asks, “How will saving the game work? Will me and my mom and dad be able to save separate "games"?” Survivor, That rock over there asks, “Will Survival of The Fittest be available on Xbox One?” Survivor, candi_4687 asks, “Split screen?” Survivor, Bo*****s asks, “At 30 seconds into the Xbox trailer, there is a shot of a snowy mountain range. PLEASE tell me that's not an Xbox exclusive feature.” Survivor, Up From the Depths asks, “Will hosting a private game be able to support more than 4 players in the future?” Survivor, DarthGizmo asks, “Is Development on the Xbone gonna slow down the development of the pc version?” Survivor, LAZR asks, “Will there be text chat support? and in regards again to server hosting, how about changing server setting such as taming and day night cycles?” That’s it for this week’s ARK Digest! Thanks for tuning in and hopefully you’ve walked away learning something new ;). Thanks for all the support, engagement, and feedback so far! All the best, Wildcard Jat & The ARK Survival Evolved Team! 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  10. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest (coming soon)! For those of you who've missed the earlier announcements this week, let's have a quick catch-up as we shared some very important news! Announcing ARK Park VR! We've partnered up with Snail Games to bring you a totally new ARK VR experience -- Snail’s Peacock Studio is developing, while Studio Wildcard is providing creative consultation. ARK stalwarts will have their skill and cunning in taming primeval creatures rewarded in this new game, as they can import their own collected dinosaurs from the original survival game into an up-close and personal, full VR experience! Players begin their ARK Park adventure at a visitor center surrounded by life-sized holographic dinosaurs where they'll learn about these creatures that they’ve only read about & seen in books and summer blockbusters. From there, players will have the option to explore multiple interactive attractions on-foot or in vehicles & on Dino-back, including a swamp, forest, desert, snowy mountain range, and more. Each attraction features stunningly rendered and realistic environments of the period inhabited by ARK creatures, which can be found and captured through use of items, weapons, and puzzle-solving. More gameplay details on ARK Park are available on Sony’s PlayStation Blog, here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/12/15/ark-park-coming-to-playstation-vr-in-2017-interacts-with-ark-survival-evolved/ ARK Park will be available on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation™VR in 2017. You can also sign-up for updates about ARK Park at www.arkparkvr.com! You can check out more screenshots on our initial announcement page: ARK Digest 45 Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, FlyinJapman4 asks, “Can you update more of the item spawn commands so more of them have item ID numbers? Like the Kibbles, Saddles, and Tranq Darts?” Survivor, MrRetrospective asks, “I was wondering if there was a way you could make a form of shock collar system for dinos to stop people from kiting dinos away from a base. Essentially any unauthorized movement by the dino would only go a certain distance from a placed wireless transmitter structure that sends out a circle from its location encasing dinos from being kited. Like on neutral a Dino will attack things but it won't leave the specified zone unless ridden or set to follow. Thanks!” Survivor, Deepz asks, “Can Xbox get a My Survivors Tab to find characters?” Survivor, Avios asks, “Could there be a small chance that wild dinos will drop Fertilized eggs? (With improved stats similar to post-tamed dinos of that level, anyways.)” Survivor, The8ball0 asks, “I was wondering if you would be able to have a random size generator for all creatures of ark not just the fish. I feel it would make them more individual. Obviously it wouldn't go too extreme though u wouldn't get trex sized dodos but maybe a couple of dilo size?” Survivor, Grounded On asks, “a serious note can we get some form of mod loading progress bar on the PC client? To many people think the game has crashed because it just says "Loading mods" and then is unresponsive for several minutes while it loads them.” Survivor, Shrekasaurus asks, “What sort of criteria do you go through when deciding what creatures to add? I'm very curious on this.” Survivor, Jmarr307 asks, “Is it possible to add a motion activated gate (maybe a tek gate) which allows dinosaurs and their riders to pass through gates without having to close them behind you? Like a tag you put on your mount like the tracker bug which allows any dino with it to pass through with ease?” Survivor, Tatsu86 asks, “Can Xbox & PS4 users get options to reduce the 3 hour time between imprinting baby dinos on Private / Non-Dedicated & single-player servers? It's difficult in a single-player experience to keep a server open for 3 hours at a time just to breed. Appreciate it, thanks.” Survivor, Vscotty1 asks, “What did you all enjoy the most about developing ARK?” Survivor, Vscotty1 also asks, “If you could have any celebrity advertise ARK who would it be?” Survivor, ENERV8 asks, “When a weapon/tool breaks and we have multiples in our inventory could another be auto equipped?” Survivor, Rogueblade1658 asks, “will there be caves and obelisks added to PG maps” Survivor, Silver116 asks, “Will cross-platform happen? I've had this game since it's release into Early Access on Steam, but my friend can't afford a gaming PC and has bought the PS4 copy. It would be awesome if we could play together via cross-platform (me on the PC version and him on the PS4 version)” Survivor, Ul1sses asks, “I want to know if the blocking of drops and obelisks is something that will continue to be part of PvP game. How can i use the transfer mechanic if someone blocked all the exits?” Survivor, Monsters asks, “In a coming update can you make that you can decide what side you hop off on small to medium dino's? ( like how you can decide which side the bronto swings it's tail by using the camera)” Survivor, Bacon8RColby asks, “Are there plans for additional story telling mediums aside from the explorer notes? Cinematics and things like that?” Survivor, Xmrmeow asks, “Would you ever consider playing with verticality more in the island or any other maps you plan on releasing to give them more room in the same volume? (E.g. floating islands, underground rivers, inner volcano lava rivers that connect volcanos, caves that present a safer(or maybe more treacherous, but more rewarding) shortcut from point A to point B)” Survivor, Legendaryc4 asks, “Could you add an option so it automatically sets every dino and structure rank to a set rank so I literally don't have to spend 4 hours walking around my base manually setting every structures access rank, inventory rank, whistle, and riding ranks?” Evolution Event: Permanent Double Rates The ARK harvesting, EXP, and taming rates will be transitioning to 2x permanently! This is a decision we’ve made after experimenting with the game’s rates for quite some time. You may have noticed in the last few weeks the Evolution Events have gotten longer, this has allowed us to get a better feel for how it would play out in a permanent live experience. We have consistently received a lot of feedback from you, and it was very evident that players preferred the increased rates. Thusly, the rates will stay at 2x permanently from now onwards on our Official Servers. As for upcoming Evolution Events, we've decided that we're going to keep the server rates as 2x for anaylsis to help us determine what values further Evolution Events should have. Furthermore, in the next major version releases, the 2x rates will be implemented directly in the game build itself. This means that Non-Dedicated Servers, Single Player Sessions and of course Unofficial Servers will also feel the increased rates. Therefore, if you’re currently using customized rates, it’s something you will want to keep in mind before this change is in place -- specifically upon the release of the next Major Version on each of your respective platforms, you may wish to reduce your server/game rates by 50% to have the same effective values as before. We appreciate all the response you guys have provided to us regarding our Evolution Events and are looking forward to running more exploring new features with you in the upcoming future. ARK: Survival of the Fittest All Stars & Naugty and Nice! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest All Stars plus Naughty & Nice matches will take place from 11 am EST to 3 pm EST tomorrow, Saturday the 17th December 2016! The final games will be shout-casted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! Patch 253: Underwater Caves! As we approach the 21st of December and the release of Patch 253. We'd like to remind players that this update will involve a visual update for the current Underwater Caves, as well as introduce 2 New Full-Scale Underwater Caves. Once this patch is released, all Underwater Caves on the Island will have their structures and Dinos removed, therefore it is in the players best interest to ferry them away whilst they can! UI Discussion: Dino Inventory & Overlay, Engram Page, Player HUD, and Multi Wheel! We received a lot of feedback regarding our previous discussion on Player's Inventory screen. We're now looking to collect feedback and suggestions from the community regarding the; Dino Inventory & Overlay, Engram Page, Player HUD, and Multi Wheel. If you'd like to provide us some feedback, you can do so here: Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: 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. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes Super Resolution! Winners! Wolf Angelus - Stay Back! GravesAJ - A Whole New World Wolf Angelus - Handsome Devil KISHK0 - Soaring The Mountains EXFIB0 - I'll take a nap Runner Ups! Kovko - Dream StateofMynd42 - Nocturnal Daydream Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Broken Path DarkDolphin - Curiosity KISHK0 - Hunter GravesAJ - Ready for Anything! GravesAJ - Best of Friends Christoph Eggart - Winter Journey DarkDolphin - Through The Storm EXFIB0 - Finally! We made it Wolf Angelus - Ruined Wolf Angelus - Hot Escape Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! EXFIB0 - River Curves Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Tranquillity! Kovko - Separated KISHKO - World Scar KISHKO - Crystal Cave KISHK0 - Obelisk Wolf Angelus - Harmony & Chaos Freeform! Winners! DarkDolphin - Curiosity Wolf Angelus - Jerb Bath Time! Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Keeping Hydrated! Kovko - What is love Wolf Angelus - Jerb Bath Time! [Retro Filter] EXFIB0 - Tapejara Twins EXFIB0 - Dragons vs Wyverns Player Procedurally Generated Maps! The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let's check out the entries for this weeks contest! This week's contest winner is... Wolf Angelus for Flow of Time! and the string to run the PGM: If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: ...and this great explanation video from Thick Freedom! ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 76 is... It's a tie! GamerPerfection - A Horse With No Name and GlowhooPenguin's ARK Moments! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 76 is… It's another tie! Congratulations to.. RYANT1UM for their Santa's Sleigh! and Valoule for their GuitARK! Album: https://imgur.com/a/SaEVX We'd also like to give an honourable mention to Kirioku for their Castle! If you'd like to check out the rest of the submissions for this weeks contests, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Guide to Ordering Groups by MrDolphin Dino Surfing and "A Dance with Dinos" Guide. by MrDolphin ARK RAID CAMS: PRISONERS RAID! - ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED by H.O.D GAMING AVIARY STRUCTURES MOD - ARK: EVOLUTION by VIRTUAL REALMS Ark Cabana Resort!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 3 by RYANT1UM Snow Biome Exploration - Pooptopia - Season2 E52 - Ark Survival Evolved by kortniechan Gaming Top 5 PvP Base Locations on The Island [Part 2] PvP Tips & Tricks - ARK Survival Evolved by KISHKO Strong 6x4 Vault Base Build - ft. Hidden Generator, Quad Walls and Double Foundations. by EXFIB0 3x3 PvP Base Design w/ Dropped Vault, Flyer Pen, Crops - Building Tutorial - ARK: Survival Evolved by KISHKO "BOXED IN" - Rogue Two (Episode 1) by Lame Wolf Productions Kye923 | 方舟:生存進化 ARK | 木頭人挑戰 Mannequin Challenge 2x1 Starter Solo Base Design with Fabricator - ARK Building Tips & Tricks - ARK: Survival Evolved by KISHKO Painted Horse Chalicotherium by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=817329038 Little Helper Chalicotherium by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=817294690 Kapro. First art in SAI by tianat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=816671058 MS Paint Rex by President Pepe Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=819148848 Ark babies by Darken-Si Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=817217514 Holo-Rex by President Pepe Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=816873038 First comic about ark : logic evolved xD(SKETCH) by tianat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=817776451 How do you hunt Tapejaras? You don't. by Violet Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=818176036 DodoZilla by Tbjbu2 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=817613395 Hiding Dilo by GoldHeart Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=818506073 Leviathan Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=819726675 Workshop Spotlight Workshopper: Impulse Mods: Capitalism Series http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198018631975/myworkshopfiles/?appid=346110 Ced: Hey Survivors! I'm here with Impulse, the creator of the capitalism mod series. It's been one of the more popular mods for the last 6 months so I thought it would be good to catch up with Impulse. Impulse, glad to have you here! So your mod is a very interesting concept! I can see it adding a bit of an economic feel to servers, which I find exciting! What was the inspiration for creating this mod? Ced: Cool! I'm actually familiar with both of those mods! So tell me what it was like to pick the Ark Dev Kit and start modding. Have you had any game development or development experience prior to that? Ced: That's amazing! Often, I find that people who mod haven't really had a ton of experience doing game development. Do you feel like you past experience in programming helped you when it came to create this mod? Ced: I find that to be true as well although it definitely takes some adjusting if you are used to programming in a more native way like I was and sounds like you were. So let's try to explain the capitalism mod for those who are reading and aren’t familiar with the other economy mods you mentioned. The basic idea is that there is currency and you can use that currency to buy items? Ced: Yea, back when I was thinking of implementing something similar, that was where I got stuck. I knew there had to be currency to regulate the trading/economy. I notice that there are several "modules" that are available for the base currency mod. Can you explain a little bit about the idea behind that. Was it so that people using the mod can customize their experience? Ced: That's a good point.. It allows you to work on things in a more modular fashion! So it seems like the mod is relatively stable. Are there any plans to add to it in the future? Ced: Wow that sounds really exciting. I haven't really heard of an idea quite like it. You'll have to keep me updated on the progress Well it appears it has been a warm reception from the community on your work. In fact, I was looking at the stats on your mod, and your mod is one of the few where the unique visitors to the mod page is less than the people that actually subscribed. What this implies is that people are joining servers that are running your mod. That has to be a good feeling right? Ced: We really have a great community! It's been great chatting with you Impulse! Any last words for the community or the Wildcard team? As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jat, Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  11. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! ARK is coming to PS4 December 6th! If you haven't already heard the news, PS4 is finally going to be joining the ARK Tribe! You can read the full announcement here which has all the details: ARK Digest 43! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, WatcherCCG asks, “Could we perhaps get an admin command to bypass the need to have materials on hand for crafting. When I do creative base building in single player, it's always a massive hassle juggling all the giveitem commands for the various items I need to build, and this would probably be super helpful with that.” Survivor, Avios asks, “Will carnivores ever get a "hunger" sort of system to them, instead of them being a bottomless pit and eating everything in sight?” Survivor, BIRVM asks, “How will the Tek Cave work? Will you find the materials to make Tek tier objects, or will you find the objects itself in the cave? And will it have guardians to defend the cave? I'm so excited for the Tek cave” Survivor, HilmZech asks, “I was wondering if we could have something to store our dinos in probably digital format. they will require expensive things to maintain probably, and maybe a build limit? a person/tribe cannot build more than 3 of these, and if the device is destroyed the dinos are gone too” Survivor, ImpureFrost asks, “With the Lycanthropy and Vampirism being a halloween disease, Will we eventually see more Holiday themed diseases?“ Survivor, ImpureFrost also asks, “The Arthropleura was given a turret mode AI attack, will we see more types of Dinos that have this AI?” Survivor, OnePotatoChip asks, “Smoke grenades. Would it be difficult for them to also work on animals? ie. a properly timed smoke grenade to a Giga's face could offer a few precious seconds needed to escape or confuse a pack of Raptors that're hounding you. Also, any chance for cherry grenades for distraction purposes? More ways to interact with AI in general other than 'kill' or 'go around' would be nice. “ Survivor, DomiDarko asks, “With tek tier upcoming will there be anything we have a better/clear underwater vision?” Survivor, Codebreaker asks, “Would you consider, adding a personally owned, personally snap, admin demolish - governance setting. Same with dinos as well. This way if a tribe member up and leaves it can be demolished by an admin without having to wait out the timer. Also protects the tribe against a bad/troll recruits” Survivor, Codebreaker also asks, “Could you add Chitin to the Feeding Trough to feed the Archies” Survivor, Valentine asks, “Can we also have improvements to the players ability to fight? Like sprinting, dodge rolling, blocking, heavy attacks, charging attacks and other such things as well as better animations and character customization? =D I feel like the dinosaurs and new maps have really overshadowed the survivor part of the game!” Survivor, ShiningAmaterasu asks, “Will the ankylo have something like a cripple effect when he its large creatures with its tail maybe not permanent but if an ankylo hits for example a rex it could move slower for a short period of time i dont know maybe 60 seconds or less?” Survivor, Driska asks, “Will it be possible to fish on the pelagornis?” Survivor, JonSwagSnow asks, “Do you plan on adding a Titanosaur trophy head so we can display it as a notorious hunter?” Survivor, Shrekasaurus suggests a huge weapon list: Thoughts? Survivor, GuiterRocker1 asks, “With the addition of the megalosaurus sleep mechanic will we see sleep functions for any other dinos? Maybe a nap feature that could heal dinos faster with a "groggy" feature after that is similar to the "hangover" feature when you consume a beer jar? Would be awesome for herbivores as an alternative to the tasty cakes since they take so long to heal up.” Primal Survival Questions: We’re running through them with that project’s development team (Instinct Games) and will have an info drop on it next week! ARK: Evolution Event Weekend! To celebrate this festive period, and with the weekend coming early - as does the Evolution Event! From Friday the 2nd of December at 3PM ET until Monday the 5th of December at 12PM ET the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! Sandboxr 20% Off! Sandboxr is offering ARK figures at 20% off until December 24th (with the code LOOTCRATE) and free global shipping until December 12th! Make sure to pick one up during this great sale period! Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let's check out the entries for this weeks contest! The winner for this weeks contest is... Lake Islands by KishK0! If you'd like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings! PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161201162758 PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=943;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=3.898665;Mountains Frequency=4.617451;Mountains Slope=2.195431;MountainsHeight=0.915787;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.122782;RWBiomeSize=0.222367;MountainBiomeStart=-0.552533;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.727392;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 Congratulations to our winner! Looking forward to the next set! We'll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediately - so get generating! And to learn more about PGMs and on how to get started, check out this guide here: NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: 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. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes Super Resolution! Winners! GravesAJ - Didn't See It Coming Wolf Angelus - Ancient Times Runner Ups! Kovko - Homewrecker Wolf Angelus - Taming 101 GravesAJ - Water Gliding Honourable Mentions! GravesAJ - Are we there yet EXFIB0 - Looks good from up here EXFIB0 - First Ride EXFIB0 - Night Rider GravesAJ - Can You See Me Now GravesAJ - Escape GravesAJ - Freedom KISHK0 - Close Call KISHK0 - Fighting off the Onycs KISHK0 - Flames KISHK0 - Triple Team Kovko - Hunter Kovko - Old Fiends Kovko - One Last Hug Kovko - Stonescape NakedZombo - Crystal Mysteries Wolf Angelus - Enchanted Wolf Angelus - Hot Wolf Angelus - Icy Wonderland Wolf Angelus - Unexplainable Life Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! KISHK0 - Cave Lake NakedZombo - Hidden Treasures Runner Ups! KISHK0 - Redwood Bliss KISHK0 - The Center KISHK0 - The Prize Room Wolf Angelus - Another World Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Adventure is my second name EXFIB0 - Crystals KISHK0 - A Paradise KISHK0 - An Oasis KISHK0 - Cave Landscape KISHK0 - Redwood KISHK0 - River Wolf Angelus - Lava Cavern Wolf Angelus - Pride Rock Freeform! Winners! Kovko - Just wyvern jokes... Wolf Angelus - Land Before Time [All Kid Dino's] Wolf Angelus - Land Before Time [Family Photo] Honourable Mentions! GravesAJ - Welcome to Poop Towers! Congratulations everyone! Great entries ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 74 is… Jurassic Ark by Valoule! ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 74 is... ARK WTF? NEW CAVES ARE OVERPOWERED! (Ark: Survival Evolved) 252 by ThickFreedom Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here: Fan Feature! ALL NEW AND UPDATED CAVES IN 4K, EPIC GRAPHICS [Showcase / Cinematic] - ARK: Survival Evolved by KISHKO MANIC MEGALOSAURUS - ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions ALL ARK: Level Up / Cuddle Animations! Survival Evolved | The Island & Scorched Earth v252.4 by ShipWrekt KLEPTOMANIA - ARK Skits by Lame Wolf Productions ARK - Mythbusters ep.10 - Doedicurus roll; Ballistas Underwater; Etc. by EXFIB0 ARK MYTHBUSTERS Ep.11 - Rock Elementals vs Turrets, Focal Chilli + Battle Tartare Stacking and more! by KISHKO PACHYRHINOSAURUS MAGIC DINO!!! How to tame/Everything you need to know! Ark: Survival Evolved 252 by ThickFreedom Ark Building Tutorial :: The Log Cabin :: How To Build A Canadian Cabin In Ark by UniteTheClans Building the Rambler Hut :: Scorched Earth :: Molten Iron Ep 33 by Arahli The Geek HIDDEN LOOT BUNKER BASE (HOW NOT TO BE A NOOB!)- ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED by H.O.D GAMING Ark Glowing Lighthouse!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 4 by RYANT1UM MEGALOSAURUS | ARK Survival Evolved by GamerPerfection MOSCHOPS DEADLIEST KILLER? How to tame/Everything you need to know! Ark: Survival Evolved 252 by ThickFreedom Anyone want some grilled sausages? by Cela Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=806821660 Tapejara Imperator Doodles by Violet Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=808091280 Sea Camo Diplocaulus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=810149783 Fire Salamander Diplocaulus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=810193049 Pokemon Quagsire Diplocaulus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=810149783 Ceratosaurus WIP by milokamilo Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=808769132 I'm so fashionable! by Morgengrau Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=810249511 That's it for this week's Crunch, we're hoping to post a Digest a little later this weekend, so stay tuned for that! Thanks guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jen, Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  12. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest! PlayStation Launch! Earlier this week ARK launched on the PlayStation platform, we've had a lot of members join our large tribe. We'd like to wish you a warm welcome to the community, the game, and hope you guys are having a blast! We've had a lot to say about PS4 so far, as well as the game which you can read more about here: Similarly to Xbox and PC, PlayStation users can expect frequent patches to improve the state of the game and add additional content. Earlier today we were able to roll out our first update for the console! Which will be fixing some issues that had become apparent during the initial release, such as uncooperative invites, glitchy fonts, improvements to CrossARK display filtering, and it’ll also resolve general crashes. This patch will also introduce the game mode Primitive+ to European players, and adds a native 1080p mode for PlayStation 4 Pro users! Following that, we have an extra patch being cooked up this month for consoles! This Winter we will be releasing a very large update that will contain Procedurally Generated Maps for both Consoles, as well as all PC Content through version 252 - which means four additional friends will be joining the ARK on console! Players can also expect a significant increase in server and client performance due to brand new Physx libraries. We want to reiterate that we are fully committed to the development of ARK Survival Evolved across all platforms and you guys have a lot to look forward to! To keep up to date with the current Patch Notes, as well as the ones going forward - you'll want to keep an eye on this thread: ARK Digest 44 This Digest is going to be a little different as there isn’t a Q&A. We’re going to go back to our roots and provide you with a larger update on some of the other projects that the teams have been working on, and the direction they're headed in. First of all, this week has been a pretty huge milestone for us as we were able to successfully release ARK: Survival Evolved on the PlayStation platform! We’ve had a lot of buzz all over and are pleased to hear how well it has been taken by the PlayStation community. Now that all regions have had some time to get their feet wet, we’d like to announce a special contest on the PlayStation version of the game! PlayStation - Trophy Hunting! The first survivor to successfully defeat all 4 Bosses (The Broodmother, The Megapithecus, The Dragon, and The Manticore) and place their Trophies side by side will be awarded $2,000. This must take place on an Official PvP Server and players must provide media evidence when they successfully completed the task. This can be done via screenshots or a video showing the trophies, as well as hitting the pause screen to display which Official PvP Server this is on. The first (will be judged on time-stamps and also verified in game) person to tweet at @survivetheark with the images or video, including the #ARKTrophy, showing the proof of kills will win the prize. This contest will be ongoing until there is a winner. Make sure you’re following @survivetheark so we can reach out to you! The next topic we’d like to discuss is very dear to us and a number of you in the community. ARK: Survival of the Fittest Update ARK: Survival of the Fittest initially started as the original Total Conversion for ARK: Survival Evolved. It’s a game mode which puts places in a battle arena where they fight to the death. Since it’s inception in August 2015, it has undergone a lot of changes. As of today, we want to officially announce the hiatus of ARK: Survival of the Fittest. This means that there will be a halt in active development for the game mode whilst we consider our options for the game’s long-term direction. This also means that Survivor League will no longer run, for now. Please keep in mind that this may not be permanent, and there is active discussion surrounding the game mode’s future, including the possibility of a console port and development continuing, but for now we wanted to inform you that we would not be working on it plus no longer supporting it through competitive tournaments. The Official servers will remain online for the time being. We understand that this may come as a disappointment to a number of you, Survival of the Fittest was a project we do love, but unfortunately, for now, it’s just not possible for us to scale up work on the title while also providing the necessary attention to ARK: Survival Evolved. However, we would like to give it a proper send-off: this winter we will be hosting two special matches to celebrate the game mode, as well as all who played it. On Saturday the 17th of December at 11AM EST we would like to cordially invite the best SotF players to take part in an “All-Stars” 4-player-tribe game. The players will be invited based on their previous placements and accolades in Survivor League. This will be a standard 4-player match with the same settings as the October League, except the match timer will be scaled for 1.5 hours. All participants will be provided with a 20$ Steam Gift card, and the winning tribe will each receive a bonus 100$ Steam Gift card for their success! Following that match, we would like to host a final ~200-player Naughty vs Nice (to take place on The Island SotF Map) where the winning tribe’s players will receive a 50$ Steam Gift card (all hundred of them!). In January, we will also release the Scorched Earth SotF source to the Survival of the Fittest Development Kit. The map environment itself is complete, however enterprising modders would need to add the dino-spawns, as well as make any other changes that they themselves deem necessary. We will also ensure all Survivors who have won over 200 SotF games in a set competitive game mode receive their Bionic Giga skin in ARK: Survival Evolved v253. Sorry, it took so long - we’re still waiting for our functionality from Valve but have managed to create our own workaround! We’ll keep you informed should plans on SotF change next year, as we are still sourcing potential ways to give the game a substantial development outlook. Primal Survival Update! The good news is that Primal Survival is still in active development by our partner studio, Instinct Games: however it is being delayed until later February 2017. Recently Instinct has been involved in a lot of major technical work on ARK: Survival Evolved. This has resulted in Primal Survival’s progress being slowed down, however, the improvements that we gain from Instinct’s work is beneficial to all game modes, including Primal Survival. You’ll get a substantial preview of things to come with it early next month! That pretty much covers what we wanted to talk about for now - but worry not as there are great things on the horizon as well. We’re making solid headway with Player Dedicated Servers on consoles with the possibility of crossplay coming to ARK very soon including PS4, PC, and Xbox One (to quickly answer one burning question: this will be a separate “console compatible” mode on the PC version)! We have quite a few patches cooking up for you guys this winter season, for all platforms - so you guys will all get to enjoy something new. Whether it’s the first phase of TEK Tier; the infinite possibilities with Procedurally Generated Maps, new creatures with some innovative and surprising abilities; And of course, Raptor Claus himself - there will be something for everyone this Christmas! ARK: Evolution Event Weekend! To celebrate welcome PlayStation 4 Survivors and the opening of the PS4 Official Survivors, Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk! Starting from Tuesday the 6th of December at 12PM EST (yes it's live!!) until Monday the 12th at 12PM EST all Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Sandboxr Sale! Sandboxr is offering ARK figures at 20% off until December 24th (with the code LOOTCRATE) and free global shipping until December 12th! Make sure to pick one up during this great sale period! Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let's check out the entries for this weeks contest! This week's contest winner is... Safari with their entry Jagged Peaks! You can check out a larger album here: http://imgur.com/a/WZx7e PG ARK Settings: PGMapName=Jagged Peaks PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=8623096;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.0;Mountains Frequency=12.0;Mountains Slope=1.9;MountainsHeight=3;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=4.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.2;ErosionSteps=8;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.1;DepositionStrength=0.1;ErosionStrength=0.2;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.2;RWBiomeSize=0.1;MountainBiomeStart=-0.55;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.3;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.004;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.6;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.2;ShoreTreeDensity=0.25;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.05;ShorelineThickness=0.006;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.7f,Y=0.7f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 and here's what they had to say about the map: Congratulations Safari! We hope the rest of you enjoy the map and we're looking forward to the entries next week. Soon Consoles will get the glory of PGMs and will be able to try out some of these maps and hopefully share what you've cooked up too! If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: ...and this great explanation video from Thick Freedom! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: 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. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes Super Resolution! Winners! BlueDragon - My Precious GravesAJ - A Link to the Sky Wolf Angelus - Escape GravesAJ - Instant Regret! BlueDragon - Parenthood Runner Up! BlueDragon - Fight to the Death FataL1ty - Purple Nightmare FataL1ty - Winged Fury KISHK0 - Chase NakedZombo - The Unknown Honourable Mentions! GamerPerfection - The Dodos of ARK Welcome the PS4 Community KISHK0 - Devouring The Moon KISHK0 - King In The North Kovko - Golden Sunset Kovko - On The Hunt L0rdDrag0n - A New Beginning L0rdDrag0n - Don't Flinch NakedZombo - Crystal & Shrooms GravesAJ - Dangerous Waters GravesAJ - The Edge of the World KISHK0 - A Happy Beginning EXFIB0 - Taunting FataL1ty - Flying High FataL1ty - Hunting Larger Game FataL1ty - Holy Wolf Angelus - Underground World NakedZombo - Mystery Cave Wolf Angelus - Smoldering Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! EXFIB0 - Ice River KISHK0 - The Crystal Cave Wolf Angelus - Redwood Oasis Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Sky City NakedZombo - Nope! KISHK0 - Mysterious Adventures KISHK0 - Cave Flora EXFIB0 - Morning View EXFIB0 - Redwood Waterfall EXFIB0 - Ice City KISHK0 - The Bridge Freeform! Winners! Wolf Angelus - Ice Age! Morgengrau - The silent Master of the Mountain Runner Up! Kovko - Excuse me kind sir Honourable Mentions! FataL1ty - Aww Yiss GravesAJ - Clever Girl Kovko - Poor Dylan ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 75 is... Congratulations to Timmy Carbine! and we'd also like to give a shoutout to our runner up! LameWolfProductions! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 75 is… Tess for their TwitchRP Homestead! Seriously, this is a super impressive build and we could probably fill the entire Crunch with their images, so definitely check out the album to see the rest of it, thanks for the entry Tess! We'd also like to give huge congratulations to our runner ups SWChris for The Stacks cave build! and finally Virgil 87 for their Winter Wonderland! (You should use the screen sharing system on console next time ) and for more pictures of his Christmas build, check out their twitter! Massive shout-out to everyone who entered! Your submissions continue to impress . Hoping to see some new entries now that we've got some new friends joining us! If you'd like to see all the submissions for the contests, you can check them out here: Fan Feature! ARK on PS4 PRO - EP 1 - HOW TO LEVEL FAST AND EARLY SURVIVAL TIPS!! by JayEx23 ARK Survival Evolved PS4 Tutorial - How to Make a Private Server / Dedicated Server! (PS4 PRO) by StarSnipe ARK Survival Evolved PS4 Servers Explained by JadePlaysGames MYSTIC POOP! - MODDED ARK: Mystic Academy E1 by Sl1pg8r ARK Base Locations on The Island by KishK0 ARK Mythbusters EP 12 by EXFIB0 ARK Mythbusters EP 13 by KishK0 Which Flyer is the best for PvP by EXFIB0 TROODON FIRST LOOK by Naked Zombo (Not Official Setup) THERIZINO FIRST LOOK by Naked Zombo (Not Official Setup) Little Terrors! - Pooptopia by Kortniechan Gaming How to protect your generator and cables, turret placement guide and building tips & ideas by Yocimir ARK Pirate Ship build by RYANT1UM The Giant Squid - ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions! ARK Dev kit modding how to create new dinos by jordanisgreat 505 ARK: Extinction Imminent™ RL Edition *Coming Early 2018* by ФFallenSpartanФ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=814488298 REAL ACTION SURVIVOR by Mac Creene Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=813357350 Stegoceratops. by jordanisgreat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=814740548 Raiden's Armor by Frozen Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=813189612 The Raptor Beneath the Night Sky by GoldHeart Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=814249048 Auravelocis Summanatus (Zephyr) by kazmanian45 Hypermenoptera(Hornet) by kazmanian45 Manis Titantea (Pangolin) by kazmanian45 Tarragonia Draculunis (Tarragon) by kazmanian45 Dermigneous Garchaeropile (Gargoyle) by kazmanian45 That's it for this week! Thank you, everyone! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jat, Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  13. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch and Digest 41! ARK Digest 41 Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, psychosaurus409 asks, “so the tlc patch... whats that mean for the old Sarcosuchus?” Survivor, ImpureFrost asks, “With the kaprosuchus, will it actually ambush? And Will the Kaprosuchus have a disguise feature like the rock elemental in scorched earth?” Survivor, zForgottenAngel asks, “Any plans on adding more Wyvern types? Like ice, or I saw one person suggest oil and I think that would be kinda neat. Water would be a good addition I think, too.” Survivor, zForgottenAngel asks, “Will mutations maybe introduce (eventually) size differences in some dinos? Like some grow up bigger or be a runt (especially in cases of twins or triplets)? There's all sorts of very large skeletons lying around and I personally would love to ride on a Rex that big.” Survivor, deadmentellno asks, “can you please add a server option to allow you to breed wyverns” Survivor, Trappel22 asks, “For the procedurelly generated arks: how exactly are we going to have influence on them? Are we going to be able to choose what biomes we want on our ark or how many caves? And are those arks going to be completely infinite? Because I would wonder where to place the 3 obelisks then? Would be nice to get some deeper look into that nice system of procedurelly generated arks as they're going to drop next patch” Survivor, Trappel22 asks, “With the rock elemental are we going to see some more "elementals" ? Maybe a water/fire one?” Survivor, Bacon8RColby asks, “Right now it is pretty difficult to see the UI and small details in Splitscreen even with the new resolution update. In addition to that I also feel that because of additional on screen items such as text remove some of the vertical space leaving us with what feels like this very narrow squinty experience. My thought was to give an option to switch between a horizontal and vertical split screen experience. That way if there are people that like how it is can keep it that way but others like myself and my wife can switch it to vertical and enjoy the game better that way. I also feel like this would fit better with your current crafting/inventory UI without having to do a major overhaul on that. I hope you consider this one!” Survivor, Squidge Meister asks, “Any chance of us seeing a few more alpha variations on Scorched Earth, such as an Alpha Mantis that can fly? If you're feelin' sadistic, an Alpha Vulture would be tortuous.” Survivor, DrakeHunter asks, “Again with the recently released Bee Dossier, with it's methods of taming the bee involving the queen herself does this mean it might offer future possibilities for taming another hive-minded insect, the Titanomyra by simply taming the Queen Titanomyra to be able to use her Drones and Soldiers at the players will?” Survivor, Leika asks, “Is there any plans to updated/add to the players animations/emotes and sounds? For a game with such amazing dino animations the players are so comical. Would love it if my chick didn't sound like a dude most of the time lol.” Survivor, BreakMeDown4 asks, “What kind of implementations do you see being made to diseases? Can we expect them to play a much more prevalent role once they're completely mapped out in the final version of the game?” Survivor, Cataclisto asks, “Can you add messages to tribe logs with information about uploads? Example: Bob uploaded tame "Mothy - lvl 100" (lymantria)!” Survivor, Mendoza asks, “Can we get the ability to make .PNT painting files into blueprints for sharing with other players in game?” Survivor, Mendoza asks, “Can we get the Ambient Sounds having it's own volume slider separate from the SFX volume slider? I'd like to be able to more clearly hear the environmental sounds like the ocean or wind ect, but not hear loud swings from my axe or dinos. Could we also get a separate volume slider for dino footsteps so I can better hear large predator dinos like the silent T-Rex?” Survivor, Lowly asks, “When is crafting efficiency going to equate to random chance at crafting higher grade items, I can have 500% crafting efficiency and still only make 100% default items like torches” Survivor, RandChaos asks, “Power on Scorched Earth greatly limits viable build locations, not because of refrigerators but because of high tech gadgets such as the chemistry table needing to be powered to run. Given that it is a desert environment, an official Solar Panel that works only during the day (excluding times when there are storms) would be great. Combined with the Wind Turbines for night power would greatly help the power situation while still keeping the spirit of power being imperfect alive. Any chance of this happening?” Survivor, Lowly asks, “Can you rework the training dummy, so it can hold any armor and any saddle, so we can see in game numbers of how an apprentice rex saddle reduces incoming damage compared to primitive.” Survivor, Doublee313 asks, “Can you please confirm that we are able to use the difficulty mods on The Center? This has been a quite popular question since we love these difficulty mods, but were told it's hard coded for The Center. Can you confirm this is still hard coded or fixed so we can use these mods and set the DiffilcultyOffset to 1.0? This gives us the options to make the server low/medium/hard and it works great on The Island.” Survivor, Ike24 asks, “Will you make fire wyverns the secondary spawn in the dragon arena instead of ptreras and dimorphs?” Survivor, Scriffignano asks, “Can we get an option to have flyers follow us and stay grounded? I'm getting tired of chasing birds all the time.” Survivor, DinoHunterExtreme asks, “Could you please give the new items ID numbers? Having to type the blueprint path of a new item is a huge hassle just to spawn it. (And if you play on Xbox sometimes items blueprints have "illegal characters so that hour long command just disappears ex. bone")” Survivor, TEM187 asks, “A while back you gave us the Dire wolf, and just recently you released Allosaurus. Since the Allo has the pack-boost, when could we plan on seeing the Dire wolf get this boost as well?” Survivor, Poseidon888 asks, “would you consider adding a "general" kibble that wouldn't require eggs at all but would be more effective than prime meat and less effective than their preferred kibble? Perhaps one for carnivores and one for herbivores” ARK: Evolution Event PART TWO! Note for those reading after the Digest edition, this event is now over ;). After the massive feedback we received in support of Evolution Events, we’ve decided to run another! And it’s live NOW! Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! We're considering running these fairly frequently, perhaps every weekend or every other weekend - with some variation of course. Please continue giving us your feedback and let us know what other Evolution Events you'd like to see! How about some Harvest Famine? ARK: SotF - September Survivor League Championship! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest September Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, 8th of October, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! The Survivors who have qualified for the event are listed here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/survivor-league/ The championship games will be shout casted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious! Hope we have an awesome Championship and get to see some great games! ARK: SotF - Last Man Standing! Studio Wildcard is also sponsoring a second tournament this weekend. The tournament will be run using a Survival of the Fittest mod created by community member Katti. The event will be streamed on Twitch on Sunday, October 9th 2016 at 11am EST by Davnell: https://www.twitch.tv/davnell Different than the Survivor League, Last Man Standing uses tribes of 5 and will consist of three 1.5 hour matches where points are awarded for tribe survival placement (10 points for 1st, descending by 1 point for each successive position, 0 points for 11th place and below). The highest points accumulated points at the end of the three matches wins! You can subscribe to the mod here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=774369391 Prize Pool: 1st place: 2500 USD (5x500 USD) 2nd Place: 1250 USD (5x250 USD) 3rd Place: 750 USD (5x150 USD) 4th Place: 500 USD Steam gift cards (5x100 USD cards) 5th Place: Scorched Earth keys (x5) It's going to be a fun-filled weekend, so be sure to tune in Saturday and Sunday to see these tournaments play out. ARK: SotF - Naughty or Nice! The special SotF Gamemode known as Naughty or Nice made its official return as a new Total Conversion last Saturday! We put the best survivors to the test in an epic 100 versus 100 battle over the course of 2 and a half hours. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the game, you can do so here and check out the awesome finale: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark/v/91126873 As for how the game ended… SPOILER WARNING Congratulations to Team Naughty, what a turnaround it was! As this was a charity event, Studio Wildcard will be donating a total of $10,000 to five charities selected by the winners. The winning team will also be awarded 100$ Steam Gift Cards for their efforts [and they’re on the way, just waiting for Valve’s delivery ;)]. It’s now available as a Public Total Conversion, so check it out here! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=767310503 ARK Imzy Community! Say hello to the Imzysaurus! Epic-fanmade content created by ARK Imzy Community member domtheduck Imzy is a relatively new social platform made for Communities and pretty much since it's inception we've had a growing ARK Community there! Just like any other of our social platforms (Reddit, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube) by actively encouraging discussion and hosting contests! It's a great place to meet other ARK players, for content creators and they promote really strong Community Values! If you'd like to join the ARK Imzy, just head over to www.imzy.com/ark where you can request an invite to our verified group! The invites get distributed VERY fast, so don't worry! We'll be working alongside a familiar face, MisterWoodhouse, Imzy's Gaming Community Manager, who some of you may know as one of our main moderators on the PlayARK Subreddit. He's run a lot of community sites, subs, hosted a lot of community nights and is an overall great dude! Epic-fanmade content created by ARK Imzy Community member LastGon! Cross ARK Clusters! A new server has been revealed, this one is everyone’s favourite.. server ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ machine, the Cross ARK Cluster! Haha, yes it’s the same thing! These servers were taken pretty well by our player base so we’ve decided to launch some on console too! Xbox Survivors can now get involved in the fun and check out the following servers: NA-XboxCrossArkCluster1-TheIsland NA-XboxCrossArkCluster1-TheCenter NA-XboxCrossArkCluster1-ScorchedEarth EU-XboxCrossArkCluster2-TheIsland EU-XboxCrossArkCluster2-TheCenter EU-XboxCrossArkCluster2-ScorchedEarth And if you’re a PC player who missed out on the last announcement, worry not - you can still join up and try out these special servers, which function differently to the regular Official Servers on the ARK Network as they permit complete transferring; of Items, Tames, and Survivors through all 3 maps; NA-CrossARKCluster1-Scorched Earth NA-CrossARKCluster1-TheCenter NA-CrossARKCluster1-TheIsland And we've also launched some special 100-player servers that feature the Cross ARK Cluster System! PC: EU-TheHundredCrossArk2-TheIsland EU-TheHundredCrossArk2-TheCenter EU-TheHundredCrossArk2-ScorchedEarth Xbox: EU-TheHundredCrossArk3-TheIsland EU-TheHundredCrossArk3-TheCenter EU-TheHundredCrossArk3-ScorchedEarth NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features in the NVIDIA blog Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes Super Resolution! Winners! Ash - Rock of the Desert Soulyouth - Titans Clash Runner Ups! Seggzy - Gone Fishin' itsr2ghgaming - Deathworm chasing Dunebuggy Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Just looking around Jaime Weaver - Taming Dragons Jynn - Momma Brings Breakfast KISHK0 - Argent vs Scorpion NakedZombo - The Tombraider Namachan - Pakkun Chicken Soulyouth - Top of the World Squidge Meister - The Lay of the Land Squidge Meister - Uploading Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! KISHK0 - The Bridge NakedZombo - Explore the Tomb Runner Ups! EXFIB0 - Monkey 360 EXFIB0 - The Center Landscape Honourable Mentions! David Gragan - Jaws of Destiny KISHK0 - King of The Hill EXFIB0 - Redwood 360 KISHK0 - Penguin Island EXFIB0 - Waterfall Freeform! Winners! Anna Lena Klein - Through the Portal to conquer new frontiers Honourable Mentions! GamerPerfection - Mantis Squad iSpezz - Steampunk Armor Another great set of brilliant entries, thank you, everyone! Remember, we’ll be running this contest again next week so if you missed out this week, don’t sweat and give it another go next! And if you'd like to see the lovely entries we've collected so far, you can check them out here! Community Contests! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 65 is… KishK0 Now this is a unique entry, not very often we get players sharing survival tips like this, a great use of space and really goes to show how much you can fit in such a small place, though it's not super secure still a great example and a great entry! We'd also like to give a shout-out to the following survivors for their fantastic entries and congratulate them on winning a runner up prize! EXFIB0! Valoule! and you can check out his full album here: http://imgur.com/a/chIKI ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 65 is… RewindForward - 'The Toilet Scene' - A Jurassic ARK Cinematic Amazing! We're huge fans of your recent cinematic creations and looking forward to see more! Thanks for sharing And ofcourse we'd like to give a shoutout to NakedZombo for this hilarious entry, and congratulate them on winning a runner-up prize! Thanks again for all the great entries guys and congratulations to our winners! If you'd like to check out the other entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature The Lying Mantis by Lame Wolf Productions Anything But The Bees by Lame Wolf Productions HeroeZ Dev Kit Preview! PARACERATHERIUM BASE by SWChris TOP 10 Building Tips by nakedzombo Scorched Earth PvP Base Design - Triple Stacked Metal Walls and Insulation - Building Tutorial by KishK0 Babies of ARK by Silent Echo Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771996051 One Love by Claw and Wings Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771274847 Carolyn by Connisaur Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=772085595 ARK: Scorched Earth Wallpaper by danleveille Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771439398 I Brought u Dis & Parasaur OwO by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=769516322 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=769516140 Sharkcat's Dino Skins! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=769670572 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=772241062 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=772058100 Fanmade Dossier: Wonambi by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771632599 Fanmade Dossier: Black Harpy by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771870194 Fanmade Dossier: Protoceratops by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771618372 Fanmade Dossier: Shuvuuia by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=772443343 Fanmade Dossier: Velociraptor by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=769263376 Fanmade Dossier: Siats by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771770958 Fanmade Dossier: Pteranodon by Nemo Namikaze Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=770170321 Fanmade Dossier: Utahraptor by Nemo Namikaze Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=768892090 Primitive+ Developer Blog! And that’s it for this post guys! Sorry about the Digest delay again, things have been a little busy here but we’re going to try really hard to get it done this weekend! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  14. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version Earlier this week we announced our first ever NVidia Ansel Photography Contest! We had an amazing amount of entries in such a short space of time and are quite excited with the results survivors have produced so far! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: 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. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, the entries! Super Resolution! You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes Winners Naked Zombo - Survivor Versus Manticore AsH and his Pikachu! Honourable Mentions! AsH - Hot Desert JayEx23 - Poison Wyvern Roro - Terror Bird Takes Flight AsH - The Portal ThickFreedom - Manticore Statue Della Driggs - Wyvern and Survivor Namachan - Power Level 530,000 Tamaster92 - Frozen City ThickFreedom - Dino Graveyard Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download it and check it out in all its VR Glory! Winners Sunrise Over the ARK - SimiA Naked Zombo - Desert Landscape Honourable Mentions SimiA - Dark Dungeons SimiA - Dangerous Fishing Freeform! Winners Lena - Selfie-Time! Gabbbri58 - Wyvern Flight Squidge Meister - Do Devils Breed Honourable Mentions Joshua King - Desert Landscape Joshua King - Swamp Christopher Warburton - Frozen Obelisk tomb - Poison Wyvern A lot of really fantastic entries everyone! These were great to see and we cannot wait to see what else you guys have to offer. Remember, we’ll be running this contest again next week so if you missed out this week, don’t sweat and give it another go next! Community Contests! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 62 is… It's a tie! A lot of great entries this week so let's hear it for... DynamiteTiger And you can check out even more screenshots here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/dynamitetiger/screenshots/ Valoule's Western Town! and you can check out his full album here: http://imgur.com/a/ikQbj Wolf Angelus - ARK PD Base! And you can check out even more screenshots of the build here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/WolfAngelus/screenshots/?appid=346110 and we've also got some awesome runner ups this week! The Lime Inc's Glass and Metal Rockbase Squidge Meister's Empire of Persiark! ARKVideo! This contest is open for all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 62 is… It's another tie! whoo! Naked Zombo's - First Look! ARK Ruins Secret Revealed! BoomBangCrash's ARK: Scorched Earth Trailer! KISHK0's Scorched Earth - 60 FPS Epic, 4K Resolution & Epic Graphics! Naked Zombo's - The Sounds of ARK LameWolfProductions - Scorched Earth is Beautiful - Cinematic Tour! and we've got some awesome runner ups! GramOfMayo's - ARK Love Dating Game MY TOP 10 FAVORITE THINGS - Ark: Scorched Earth (Ark: Survival Evolved) by ThickFreedom KISHK0's ARK Build Battles! Kye923's Scorched Earth Showcase! Thanks for all your entries this week guys! We've got a hell of a crunch going. If you'd like to check out the other submissions, you can do so here: ARK Digest! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, MarioMan9112 asks, “Can we expect holiday events on xbox one anytime soon? I'm sure I'm not the only xbox one player that wants some skeleton dino's walking around.” Survivor, IrishEvilMonkey asks, “Would like to see alliances become more useful on PVE. They're useful on PVP because you can go around each others bases without setting off defences etc. I'd propose than alliances on PVE would mean that in certain circumstances your allies are considered like tribemates, ie you can pick them up with birds, pick up their animals etc. It's not unusual for someone on pve to unclaim an animal so another player with a quetz can bring it somewhere, this would change that.” Survivor, Jwadie asks, “Back in December you said that both Xbox & PC would be getting split screen "in the near future", is this still planned for PC?” Survivor, TotallyUncool asks, “Will uploading and transferring tames from official servers to unofficial ones ever be implemented (with the possibility for the server owners to put some kind of restriction on it if they so wish)?” Survivor, J asks, “Can the lymantria moths produce silk to give them another use?” Survivor, Scorpio asks “So now that scorched earth has finally unveiled mythical creatures, will we get griffins? Because I think it would be cool to have an argentavis/sabertooth hybrid and perhaps they can live in the games canyons renamed "griffin canyons"” Survivor, J also asks, “will you consider re-adding the dune buggy because it would go great in scorched earth” Survivor, Quetzal asks, “Can we get a real backup option for Xbox server saves?!? I have a couple of reasons for wanting this, namely: a) Obviously, the ability to save and backup my game before installing a patch/update (the recent 739.x series highlighting this perfectly). I know you're kind of limited with what Microsoft dictate for the XB1 now with regards to not allowing game saves to USB, but are the game saves too large to send to the MS Cloud storage on-demand? b) I'd really like to have a couple of worlds running at the same time. I like building and experimenting, so I'll occasionally use admin commands when I want 100 walls for example to test a design. However, I don't want to use the commands in my 'legit' world/save because I like the challenge of getting the relevant materials, levelling up etc. However, if I have a single player Island map, I only get that map. It'd be great to have multiple saves like in Minecraft and dedicate 1 to almost 'creative mode' where people can just do what they wanted and x number of other saves they could play at will. When procedural ARKs come to the game, there may be 3,4 or 5 (or more!) ARKs that people may really like the look of (for whatever reason - scenery, materials, dino's etc) and having a save game for each that you could just dip in and out of would be great.” Survivor, AdamB asks, “I love the way Wyvern eggs work on scorched earth. Gotta find an egg and raise them from birth. That has been my ideal since ark came out for all dinos. You guys plan to expand that system? I would love to play in a way where ALL my dinos are from eggs I hunt down, steal, and hatch. Could add an interesting challenge and RP opportunities. Perhaps babies in the wild could also be imprinted since not all creatures lay eggs.” Survivor, PermaBanThis asks, “On top of the question I already asked. With the addition of the wind turbine, might we be able to craft a small capacitor to hold electrical power during times that the turbine has no wind to function? Maybe something like for every 10 mins (in game) capacitor will run for 15-30 mins (in game). Maybe even see the addition of solar panels to generate power?” Survivor, Icarus asks, “Many herbivores had truly amazing adaptations that made the fight between predator and prey equal (ankylosaur could break any T Rex bone with it's tail, Trikes could swivel their head in almost any direction etc etc.) My question is, will we ever see any sort of injury system put in place? Where dinos could get cuts, bruises, or broken bones from getting in fights? And if herbivores could have those adaptations in the game that allowed the fight between say a rex and an ankylo, more up to chance and tactics than raw power alone, since the ankylo could seriously wound a rex in it's own way” Survivor, server16ark asks, “Do you guys think you will ever implement transponder nodes that can be fired from a rifle?” Survivor, server16ark also asks, “Do you guys ever think you might implement a better version of the Magnifying glass? (One that works at distance, and perhaps gives stat info.)?” Survivor, Kimsie asks, “What is your opinion on allowing us to move unconscious dinos (only the ones we can already move when dead or alive), either by hand or with a flyer? Would be very handy when you finally down that flyer and it lands in the ocean, drowning” Survivor, Dustiest-Ninja asks, “You mentioned jetpacks: what kind? I have noticed in games that there are more than one approach. Survivor, royal1rish asks “I would like to see the ability to name auto turrets. Example would be Bob lvl 1 was killed by Main base turret 5 showing up in the tribe log” Survivor, GoldenGuy15B asks, “Will "The Gateway" be an actual structure, and will it only work/be revelant for official servers?” Survivor, Maedean Shepard asks, “Is it possible to give wall torches and standing torches the option to automatically light up in the evening and go out in the morning to conserve time and mats?” Survivor, Judqment8 asks, “Could we have an ini option to enable/disable the mate boosts (damage and damage reduction)?” Survivor, qbddbq asks, “I know that a TLC pass is coming for the original dinos, but what will it entail for the mammoth? The mammoth was once so iconic and necessary for everyone, but by adding the beaver, you didn't add diversity to tribe rosters, you guys merely replaced the mammoth. The mammoth is found in more dangerous area of the map, takes more kibble, and can't be picked up by an argy like the beaver. What will you guys do to balance/fix this and make the mammoth relevant again?” Survivor, Gh0st2126 asks, “Hey I have a question. Is there a console command that can be made to make a building player neutral? A friend and myself own an RP server and we want to be able to have people place sleeping bags or beds inside premade buildings like and Inn or even make stalls inside a town that we built walls around, without having them in an alliance. Or atleast a way to place non lethal structures in a neutral zone so there can be places of peace just for trading? We're trying to go for a town square with stalls made by players on the server and we can't have them close to eachother without being in an alliance or the same tribe. Any way to add that as a command or something?” Survivor, DaEndGame asks, “Are the Ark worlds flat or round?” Survivor, RedStorm8616 asks, “So with the July 4 event over, will we be getting another event before Fear Evolved? And what can you tell us about that. Any new things specifically you can mention?” Survivor, J asks, “Will we ever see some sort of emp weapon like a bomb or grenade that can disable things like generators and auto turrets?” Survivor, StationOG asks, “Floating names on the dinos, will it be possible to have these appear based on a proximity setting similar to the follow level setting i.e. Floating names set to "lowest" only appear when you are standing next to a dino.” Survivor, Lowly asks, “Can we have a minor addition to the engram menu, when trying to buy an advanced engram (example advanced rifle bullet, if we do not already know simple rifle bullet we need to scroll or search and learn that, which requires, gunpowder, which requires spark powder) could we have a pop up box asking us if we wish to buy all prerequisites for that engram, listing the pre requisites and then having a buy all or close option.” Survivor, ranger1presents asks, “Could we please allow creatures to remember their follow settings after a server (or single player) restart?” Survivor, xXSMJXx asks, “Hey guys, first post here! Any chance we could get an ambience volume slider, or possibly sliders for the volume of footsteps or water splashing? I love the sound effects, but some things like the sarco swimming or carno walking are very loud/consistent. When you turn the volume low enough to quiet the splashing/stomping, you can't really hear the awesome ambience any more. My main thing is the sarco, would love to use it more without this splashing issue.” Survivor, Duck030 asks, “Can there be an addition of a ‘free look’ button (left-alt maybe) so the head can move independently to the body? This would be very useful when on a Dino, trying to spot things without having to change directions, especially if a server has 3rd person turned off.” Survivor, PrimalBeard says, “Glass (Greenhouse) structure auto-demo timer needs a rethink! The timer is the same as thatch, yet the materials & level needed to make greenhouse structures differ greatly. I (and many others) believe that the timer for thatch was just copied over to greenhouse structures, hence why it's so low. Please Devs, increase the timer to bring it up to a more adequate length, such as stone or metal.” Survivor, AceAckbar asks, “Will you soon enable SCUBA tanks to work on survivors while offline? This would be something amazing to have, as DCing underwater and dying due to lack of oxygen before you can log back in is incredibly hurtful, especially on Hardcore servers.” Survivor, spoop asks, “seeing as there are plenty of hints that the island has a very long and bloody history, will the ark ever have any paranormal aspects such as voices in the wind and shades of long dead survivors in the mist, or is that kind of thing restricted to only being a Halloween event?” PAX West Huge thank you to all the Survivors who attended or tuned into this year's PAX West! We had a lot of fun at the exposition meeting you all and showcasing our new expansion pack, Scorched Earth. We hope you guys had a lot of fun too keeping up with all the shenanigans and we're looking forward to the next con! All the best from the Wildcard Team! Until next time Fan Feature! Pagoda Build by SmokeySRH Damn it Dave by C8sun Alpha Fire Wyvern versus Alpha Deathworm by Squidge Meister Pikachu Jerboa by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=760873798 JP Toy Galli Warpaint by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=760298186 Balto & Jenna by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=753928392 Stegocertops tease By Gi Ma by jordanisgreat505 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757397722 Giga vs Quetz by Leono Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=755177264 Desert Nomad by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757298188 Nothing's Quenchier by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=758313231 Thorny Dragon by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=758332857 Artwork by dinosaurman4 ARK: Scorched Earth sketch by DougDimmadome Fishing Buddies by c-rex0129 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=754584841 Introducing the Queen Titanomyrma! by Shockal Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=759127815 Sauroniops Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=759283901 Monoblos Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757489923 Diablos Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757492538 Aetobatus poeyi Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=756068915 Jaggia Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757236168 Sand Barioth by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=756853287 Survivor League August Championship Games! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest August Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, September 10th, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious! Hope we have an awesome Championship and get to see some great games! The championship games will be shoutcasted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark - We hope to see a lot of you tune in for some epic games! And that’s it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! 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  15. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest! Nerd Out! So you guys may remember our friends over at Nerd Out, who made that awesome Evolve song right? Well, they're back again with another cool track. Check it out! ARK Survival Of The Fittest Song | "Fit For Survival" | #NerdOut! by Nerd Out! and if for some reason you haven't heard Evolve yet.. well, let's sort that out right now. ARK Digest! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, GamerPerfection asks, “Would you be able to put a setting in, maybe in the INI, so that I can disable the flee mechanic completely for tamed dinos? So that I can have "fight to the death" scenarios?” FlyingJapman4 had some Primal Survival based questions... --- Survivor, FlyingJapman4 asks, “Will there be a commo-rose for each creature species, and will the AI react to those vocalization? For example, if a Rex player were to roar at a smaller species of carnivore who was wandering around a nesting spot, would the AI run away or continue to disregard the Rex until the player chose to attack as they do now? Would there be mating calls, "pack order" calls, etc?” Survivor, FlyingJapman4 also asks, “Since humans are required to drink water, will there be a "drinking" action similar to a "feeding" action for creatures? Or will drinking not be a thing in Primal Survival?” Survivor, FlyingJapman4 also asks, “Will there be breeding for the currently non-breedable species when this game mode launches, or will that be added later on? On top of that, will there be a change to the breeding mechanics for Player-AI breeding? Currently, AI creatures (tamed) have to be set to Wander while being boxed in with each other, and then both parents can just disregard the egg/baby entirely after mating while the human player takes care of it.” Survivor, FlyingJapman4 also asks, “Will all currently added creatures (up to the Titanosaur or Allosaur when it is added) be playable, or will they come out in tweeks and updates to the game mode?” --- Survivor, MiniMonyx asks, “Any chance we can get an upgrade to the grapple in the tek tier, either a grapple with durability instead of a one time use or a wearable gears similar to the "Attack on Titan" ODM gear?” Survivor, Falitian asks, “Despite the performance issues, any chance of getting VR Support for the HTC Vive, or at the least enable it as launchable through Steam VR so we can at least start testing/optimizing our rigs?” Survivor, MiniMonyx also asks, “Can Blueprints for items such as "Water Jars" and "Medium Crop plots" and structures such as "Metal Sign" and "Metal Wall" have some kind of discount so that its worth keeping those blueprints around” Survivor, maze asks, “Could we (again on Xbox) get an option to see 'extended HUD info' quickly? By just holding LB, maybe?” Survivor, Adamsmasher asks, “Could the tracking system's ping timer be extended? It shows only for a few seconds and, due to the names all being horizontal, it can be difficult to see the name you're seeking. However, if it was extended and/or a dot was added to our map then at least we could get a better idea where they were in relation to our position, even briefly.” Survivor, Creotor asks, “Please consider adding an autodestroy function & timers for tamed dinos and player bodies, like the one for structures. It would help a great deal with admin'ing.” Survivor, tomb asks, “Anything you can reveal about the upcoming Lycanthropy, Vampirism, and Zombietis that is coming to the halloween event? Will we be able to turn into wolfs during the fullmoon? Or is it more of the dodos turning into weredodos?” Survivor, tomb also asks, “How is the "only target wild" turret mode coming along?” Survivor, xKingPheonix asks, “Will every or at least most creatures have an alpha variant?” Survivor, Jtmorris asks ,”With the upcoming ability to host Xbox servers on PC, would that in theory make it possible to untether players in split screen?” Survivor, OrbitalPredator asks, “Will there be any sort of implementation for size variations with regular dinosaurs, much like the different sizes Coelacanth and Saber-toothed Salmon” Survivor, Vargen Saphia asks, “Could you please make so that if tribe owner is inactive for 30 days, the tribe ownership gets passed down to the most active admin or player in the tribe? I've been wanting so join other players tribe, merge tribes and change tribe name for a long time now, but since I am not the owner I cannot change the ownership of structures or dinos to personally owned, even though I am admin of the tribe.” Survivor, Martellus asks, “Vehicles and Bionics, is it still a debate/dialog at Wildcard?” Survivor, nscheffel asks, “Behemoth gates currently open inwards if you trigger the left door, and outwards if you trigger the right door. Can you make that a selectable option? In/out (current functionality), always inwards, and always outwards would be 3 extremely useful settings for all doors. “ Survivor, Irk asks, “We currently only have tranq/stone/metal arrows, but would it be possible to use leeches to make poison arrows?” Survivor, Nightkill101 asks, “With the Allosaurus out now with its pack tactics. Will the same thing be added to the dire wolves sometime soon?” Community Contests! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 58 is… Valoule for his China ARKline! Full album: http://imgur.com/a/t5bHi We'd also like to announce two runners up that we were very impressed with, you'll all be awarded runner up prizes and thanks again for your awesome entries! Zergling939 for their Tree House! FataL1ty’s Wall-E! Full album: http://imgur.com/a/kl7M8 ARKVideo! This contest is open for all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! The ARKVideo winner for Community Crunch 58 is… ARK GOT ME A GIRLFRIEND! By nakedzombo We'd also like to announce Lame Wolf Production as a runner up for their Squeakers entry, congratulations! That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Fan Feature! 250 ALLOSAURUS VS GIGANOTOSAURUS! | SEA OF FIRE! | Ark: Survival Evolved by Syntac Gaming! Allosaurus - How to Tame/Everything you need to know! By Thick Freedom! MODDED ARK: Annunaki Genesis - TAMING A FROST DRAKE! By sl1pg8r Building a BIG Wall! :: ARK Survival Evolved Gameplay on IronMine by SWChris! ARK UPDATE v245 - ALLOSAURUS, PELAGORNIS, FISHING, GRINDER AND MORE!! By JayEx23! Dodorex Princess by Albina Diamond Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730545405 Treehouse by FinestCreature3 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=732900024 Wyerex’s Trike! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=733858662 Drowsee and Squirtle! By Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730138638 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730035163 Harbour City II by Sharkking Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=701602515 Fanmade Dossier: Nigersaurus by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730031589 Fanmade Dossier: Marioth by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730917100 Fanmade Dossier: Isisaurus by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=731924148 Steam Free Weekend and Epic 50% Sale! http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110 To celebrate the release of Primitive+ as an Official Mod and the major update which came to The Center and ARK: Survival Evolved, From Thursday through Wednesday, July 28 - August 3, 2016, ARK: Survival Evolved is on sale for Steam players at 50% off (retail $29.99)! That’s it for this week’s post guys! Cedric’s catching up on some rest after the intense few weeks he’s had preparing for the release of Primitive+ DLC, so he’ll be back soon with his Workshop Spotlight! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  16. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest! "Forest Watcher by kampfer91" Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723498683 ARK Digest! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, Adamsmasher asks, “Will the current tracking system get an update allowing more options or is there a more advanced version coming in the tek tier? Maybe an option to toggle personal or tribe dinos? This would help tremendously when seeking out a lost dino among a map full of tagged tribe dinos.” Survivor, Lowly asks, “With the addition of large dino doors (for flyer hangers ) can we have an option to separate the ride (mount/dismount) button from use (open/close doors)button both on xbox and on PC, the last thing we want to do is be wasting parachutes or falling to our deaths while trying to close a flyer hanger.” Survivor, royal1rish suggests “One suggestion. I would like to see the ability to name auto turrets. Example would be Bob lvl 1 was killed by Main base turret 5 showing up in the tribe log.” Survivor, EarlessPrince98 asks, “will you ever consider genetic manipulation for the tech tree such as letting me use DNA from Titanoboa with raptor eggs to make some venom infused guard lizards? infusing traits of various species would add a lot to breeding.” Survivor, Davamon asks, “Are you looking to increase the Tribe dino limit on Xbox? Or at least make it a server option? We run a private dedicated server for 5 or 6 friends and you hit the cap pretty quick with a functional egg farm. I understand there are performance limitations to consider, but being able to remove the limit when you know you only have a very low population would be great.” Survivor, Davamon also asks, “Will you be able to use items such as the map/gps while mounted on a water dino in the future? Having to dismount to check your position every 30s is pretty deadly in the depths of the ocean, and while using a Sarco is an option, it doesn't have the speed of an Ichy or Plesio. It doesn't make sense that you can do it on one mount and not another.” Survivor, TR-8R asks, “Question about creature that can climb tree or climb vertically like Thylacoleo or Megalania , how can they climb to Tree platform , and can they climb man-made wall too?” Survivor, TR-8R also asks, “Each fish have its own bait ? Or the bait only affect the size of the fish you can catch?” Survivor, Lowly asks, “Can we have the Addition of stone structure blueprints to beacons on primitive servers that do not have access to metal structures?” Survivor, cfrostyscriv asks, “Can we get an option for dinos to 'ignore whistles' (would like to whistle all to get all attack dinos but have egg farm ignore that whistle).” Survivor, Kaiju_Lord asks, “Will we be able to tame and "alpha" allosaurus when it gets added to the game? Will the alpha allosaurus be introduced with the regular allosaurus?” Survivor, MrBlackMagik asks, “It was mentioned that the Xbox version would be getting achievements in the next update. Will this be all of the achievements or just the first batch? Can you share any? PLEASE?!?!” Survivor, JaxD asks, “When am I going to be able to give my Mesopithecus a simple pistol and have it shoot my friends?” Survivor, Picolo XL asks, “Can we have PIN-codes on ORP structures disabled and can we have Structures in caves no longer get ORP on #OfflineRaidProtection Servers?” Community Contests! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 56 is… A TIE! Redwood Treehouse Castle Showcase by Monkeypuzzle! and... Platform Plus Mod by ranger1presents! We'd also like to announce a runner up... Starter Village by PyroDragn! More screenshots: http://imgur.com/gallery/sX0jl Amazing builds this week! ARKVideo! This contest is open for all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! The ARKVideo winner for Community Crunch 56 is… Pokemon Go Evolved (Ark: Survival Evolved Cinematic) by nakedzombo! We'd also like to announce a runner up that we were very impressed with! You'll also be awarded a runner up prize! Ark Pokemon Evolved by Zadira! Love the Pokemon related content this week. Gotta tame 'em all! That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Beautiful Redwoods Village in The Maw :: Ep. 36 :: Ark: Survival Evolved :: Ark Let's Build Series by UniteTheClans THIS GUY WAS A SERIOUSLY BAD IDEA! - True Story feat. VuxxyGaming (Ark: Survival Evolved Cinematic) Ark Carts & Wagons Mod Spotlight by Firespark81 Dev Kit Preview by AsH Ark Steampunk Mod Armor Preview! by iSpeZz http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=679529026 tayoh's ark shenanigans by Filthy Casual Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=720862192 Dino love by diskONE Treehouse by Sitharias Source: Pve Base by Gnyllen Source: The Big Wheel by Valoule More screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/WEkS8 Lepidotes Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=724760717 Pezosiren Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=724646975 Ark Breeding Phase 3: Random Mutations 3 by King Sandbox Warrior ✥ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=724512329 Carchar Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723700861 Megaraptor Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723466913 Brygmophyseter Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=722399693 Brachiosaurus Dossier by Dinossword Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=721367798 my rhino by 赤石 剛次 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723011527 Winter Camo Titanosaur by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=721789814 Forest Camo Titanosaur by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=721723344 That’s it for this week’s post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark Much love, Wildcard Jen and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  17. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest! Xbox One Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved is currently available on the Xbox Game Preview Program at a reduced sale price! Survivors can now pick up the game, with a 15% discount for Xbox Silver Members or a 25% discount for Xbox Gold Members! If you’ve been waiting for a sale to grab it, now’s your chance! Xbox Sale! ARK Digest! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, n_scheffel asks, “In the last digest you mentioned the new industrial grinder would be similar to the industrial grinder mod detailed on steam. That grinder is an industrial version of the mortar and pestle, and it also does things like convert wood into thatch. We already have the chemistry bench acting as an upgraded mortar and pestle, so how is the industrial grinder going to fit in between without making the chemistry bench pointless?” Survivor, fitzsteve asks, “Hi, would be great to have an update on VR support, when you will be supporting the latest Oculus drivers?” Survivor, HarbingersCat asks, “Any chance of Titanosaur eggs being added in the future?” Survivor, n_scheffel asks, “How about an "undo" feature for placed items with a timer of approximately 30 seconds? For example, you place a behemoth gateway you just spent 1500 metal, 350 cp and 100 polymer making, only to realize one pillar is hovering off the ground by 3'. It would be nice to quickly pick up the item rather than demolishing it and wasting 1/2 of the resources.” Survivor, AERHAE asks, “When will we see difficulty level 5 on the island map?” Survivor, FlyinJapman4 asks, “In regards to Primal Survival, Will we be able to customize our creatures similar to how we customize our human characters, such as height, limb size, skin/fur/scale color, etc?” Survivor, FlyinJapman 4 also asks, “At what Maturity level would a player character be spawned into when they start a game, and how would they be able to survive if they start at newborn/hatchling since raising them as a human is already time consuming?” Survivor, FlyinJapman 4 also asks, “How are the super dinos like the Giga and Titanosaur going to be balanced on PVP servers? Will there be admin options to restrict on what and how many of a species are allowed in that session?” Survivor, HarbringersCat asks, “Will it later be possible to chance upon wild versions of advanced crops, so that you can begin making dino kibble without needing to rely entirely on farm plots?” Survivor, tomb asks, “Is there any chance we can get a server setting for only displaying the name tags / ownership tags of our tribe and allies? This would help RP servers a lot by giving the admins a chance to hide meta information. This would prevent for example being identified when you are wearing a mask. Or when you are hiding somewhere and they use a spyglass. You would also not know who owns a house unless they put up a sign!” Survivor, Wulfsige85 asks, “can have an option to place armor on the Training Dummy, that we can see how much damage each tier of armor can take from players/Dino's. Also we need a Dino/Boss dummy.” Survivor, RedStorm8616 asks, “Also, you explained that if you don't stimulate Troodons, they'll eventually betray you, but if you raise one from birth, say imprint it 100%, would it lose this traitorous nature?” Community Contests! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 55 is… Sea Port Fantasy by Wolf Angelus! See more screenshots of their build in the gallery linked below: We'd also like to announce three runners up that we were very impressed with! You'll all be awarded runner up prizes! Backhow by Valoule Source: http://imgur.com/a/NlZaJ The Temples of Ark-Mun-Ra by The Lime Inc. The entries this week were phenomenal guys, seriously! Fantastic work ARKVideo! This contest will be open for all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! The ARKVideo winner for Community Crunch 55 is… Star Wars Cinematifc by LameWolfProductions! That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Redwood Forest Biome Preview by Fresonis IS ARK COMPLETELY BROKEN? - THE DREAM VS REALITY by ThickFreedom Dragon Statue by FataL1ty Source: http://imgur.com/a/Yr1au Ark Breeding Phase 3: Random Mutations 2 by King Sandbox Warrior ✥ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=719497249 Treehouse by Sitharias Source: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/gallery/album/954-treehouse-build-work-in-progress/ JP is growing | hatchery test by fox™ ✮ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=717283965 Tree House Platform 6 by Pellamelion Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=716777592 Rex Memories by ={ARC}= ArcTrooper210 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=718480216 Happy 4th July by GamerPerfection Rainbow by Devil69Jin Fanmade Dossier: Beipiasaurus by CiTyS Fanmade Dossier: Bistahieversor by CiTyS Fanmade Dossier: Hulk by CiTyS Fanmade Dossier: Tetrapodophis by [DS] Massimo Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=715291722 Fanmade Dossier: Potato (Diabloceratops) by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=719490348 Fanmade Dossier: Daeodon Entelodon by INFCTDxGAMR Primitive+ Developers Blog! Hey fellow survivors!!! It’s Ced and I hope you are getting ready for the official launch of Primitive+! For those that have been with me for the past year and a half while I worked on P+, you will know that it has went through a transformation and has had its up’s and down’s in terms of stability. It has been a massive undertaking in which I’ve learned a great deal. While we may be nearing the end of the road, we aren’t at the end of the ride There are still plans to keep polishing and adding to Primitive+ after the official launch - so keep those ideas and suggestions coming in. Expect a lot of things to look different in the next update! It will be the biggest update P+ has ever seen! In terms of what you may expect to see - bridges, alchemy tables, stairs/steps, more meals and consumables, heavier integration of existing resources, integrated mailbox systems, and much much more.. That’s in addition to the 160+ custom items that Primitive+ introduces. Oh and maybe bug fixes I’m shooting for a weekend release (Sunday) for the next content patch. Following that, the next updates before going ‘live’ will focus on bug fixes and optimization only. I hope to see everyone give it a shot and see how long they can thrive when living off what the land provides without modern conveniences. Until then…… -Ced Mod Spotlight! Cedric: Whats up everyone, I'm here with iSpezz, a well-known modder in the community. Today we're here to talk about his SteamPunk mod but he has other content in the workshop as well. iSpezz, why don't you tell me a little about yourself and other mods you've worked on! Cedric: Wow, since release!? That's impressive! So is this the first game you started modding for, or are there other games you've tried to mod? Cedric: You obviously keep busy! OK, so let's talk about the SteamPunk mod. For those that don't even know what SteamPunk is, why don't you give them a brief introduction. What types of things can we expect to see in the mod? Cedric: I agree, I think it fits nicely within the ARK family. I must say, I've been dying to ride in an air balloon across the island haha! Are there any other plans to keep adding items to the mod, or are you mostly complete with it? Cedric: That looks so cool! Can't wait to check it out!!! Well if your history repeats itself, I'm sure we'll see another mod from you in the future! Where do you draw inspiration/ideas from for new mods, or is it just something that hits you and you start working on it? Cedric: Can't wait to see what's up next! Before we part, is there anything you'd like to say to the community. It's been really nice chatting with you! That’s it for this week’s post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  18. Hello Survivors! Welcome to the Community Crunch 54 and ARK Digest 36! Summer Cup Update! We’re excited to announce the second set of teams (from the June 2016 Survivor League qualifiers) that were able to successfully qualify for the Summer Cup Semi Final Match! The winning teams from the Final Match will be invited to be flown out to the ARK Survival of the Fittest Season One: Summer Cup in Shanghai, China at ChinaJoy 2016 and get the chance to compete for over $40,000! To read more details about the Summer Cup just check out: http://playark.com/summercup/ And without further ado, the teams which have successfully qualified for the Semi Finals are: Tribe: GET OUT THE WAY Members: Vayne, Jason TaTane, Sk0_-, and ReDz Tribe: The Killer Inc is Back! Members: X Hunter, DentilZha, Razorbread, and Tazzpro Tribe: #BeChampions Members: FluffyB, EnemaOfTheStates, Swordfish, and MPG Resi Tribe: VictoriousSecret Members: StalkinU, Rene, IceBox, and Mathrandril Tribe: HailKappa Members: DdayDrasin, Messy, Toast, and Voxsic Tribe: Chinese Storytellers Members: Narco Polo, RealNapalm, AlethaUK, and mistercrime Tribe: e-LEMON-ators Members: DeyLo, Nes, VelociREKTor, and antihero Tribe: Valar Morghulis Members: KavhatAranda, El fideo rubio, Odmetnik and TacoExtreme Tribe: Holy Church of RNGNESS Members: Rockette, Soprano, Sols, and D e l u x e Tribe: Grabuge Members: patpanik84, Chyminliv, Alexette, and dantuan These were the teams who had the collected highest points following June's Survivor League Qualifier Rankings! We’d like to congratulate them on their valiant play and look forward to them participating in the upcoming match on Sunday! The invited teams will be set a special group invite and friends request on Steam from http://steamcommunity.com/id/SoTFLeague/ so make sure you accept the invite from that Steam Good luck to all Survivors out there and let’s see who gets crowned the Season One Summer Cup Champions of ARK: Survival of the Fittest! Don't forget to join July 2-3 at 11AMEST on our Twitch www.twitch.tv/survivetheark to watch the competitions! Survival of the Fittest July Survivors League Championship and Semi Finals Be sure join us this weekend at www.twitch.tv/survivetheark for ARK: Survival of the Fittest fun! The June Survivor League Championship matches will take place on 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, July 2nd, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! The Semi Final match for the Season One: Summer Cup will take place on Sunday, July the 3rd at 11AM EST. For all the extra details, check out the announcement we made here: ARK Digest Q&A! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, Deaner, asks, “With the Allosaurus on the way, two of it's abilities the alpha pack leader and the bleed effect are big things for it. Are we going to see both of those things added with the Allosaurus and possibly see the alpha pack boost for the Dire Wolves and the bleed effect for the Megaleceros at the same time? Survivor, Zadira, asks, “In a previous digest, changes to pillars and other building structures were talked about that would help the problems that we have in pve. Is there an update for the status of those changes?” Survivor, Emanuel1721, asks, “Hey, can you guys make that "Demolish Allowed" structures automatically destroys themselves after 1-2 weeks of not being demolished, because there's a LOT of abandoned bases that demolishing would take hours, and they just stay there causing lag and blocking spawns (especially on the Xbox official servers).” Survivor, N_scheffel, asks, “I currently have to type in "r.bloomquality 0" and "r.lightshafts 0" every time I log in to avoid being blinded by light sources reflecting off most objects in the game (especially metal). Can that option be added to the current persistent graphics settings?” Survivor, Nahz, asks, “Are there any plans to make regular and prime fish meat better taming options for creatures that we already have in the game? Meat taming sea creatures has become a challenge now that megalodons drop prime fish meat instead of prime meat.” Survivor, Assassindude27, asks, “Is the "Industrial Grinder" the same thing as the mod?” (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=534838287) Survivor, Tomtoyer, asks, “We will see in a future physical differences between females and males creatures?” Survivor, Aztec, asks, “Can you make it so that we can choose to craft items by multiples of ten instead of one at a time or the maximum number we can make, it gets annoying to click 20 times so i can make 20 narcotics or some other item id prefer if you only had to click twice.” Survivor, Ruenan, asks, “Hi I play ark on PC and Xbox one and was wondering if its possible, can we get all the sliders like the Xbox one version has for the server options in the hosting non dedicated and single player for the PC version? Plant growth speed, Spoil Time, all the Intervals etc.” and Survivor, Reubatina11, asks, “Is it possible that other options, such as breeding timers, egg incubation, baby maturation etc will be added as sliders to the Single Player startup screen? I'm playing on a Mac, and I'm struggling to access the INI. In addition, could we get options like cave flyers, Titan feeding etc added as checkboxes?” Survivor, Reubatina11, asks, “Will the Titanosaur ever be breedable? Could this maybe be a server option for unofficial PvE servers?” Survivor, Cleetuss, asks, “What other forms of illnesses do you have in mind? Will dinosaurs be getting them as well? Terrible as it seems, a herbivore with rabies sounds funny.” Survivor, Klaahn, asks, “Is Xbox ever getting the MaxStructurePlatformMultiplier option for servers? It's the one that always for more structures to be built on Platform Saddles and Rafts.” Survivor, RedStorm8616, asks, “Is there any way you could add in an Alpha Direbear? I ask this not for the variation in Alphas (which would be nice) but for the Bear Skin Rug that would be inside it's inventory -- similar to the Rex Trophy inside an Alpha Rex?” Survivor, Silvyss, asks, “Can we get a button for toggling snap points on xbox I know y switches walls and doors but I'd like a button to toggle all available snap points.” Survivor, Kody.Gloval, asks, “One of the biggest issues with building is the clipping. Is it possible to put something in an .ini file to disable clipping for a private server?” Survivor, Drklotus69, asks, “I see the phrase "that will come with tek tier" or some variation of that all the time in the answers portion of this segment. Is there any sort of rough ETA we can get for when tek tier will actually arrive in game?” Community Contests! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build on PC or Xbox. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 54 is… The Dodia Pyramid by tomb! Check out the full screenshot album: http://imgur.com/a/ONrwY We'd also like to announce three runners up that we were very impressed with! You'll all be awarded runner up prizes! Treehouse by Monkeypuzzle! Hylia Shield by Valoule! Redwood Tree House (Park Overlook) by Gorrir! ARKVideo! This contest is open for all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! The ARKVideo winner for Community Crunch 54 is… IS ARK THE BEST LOOKING SURVIVAL GAME OF 2016? by ThickFreedom We'd also like to announce two runners up, and you'll all be awarded runner up prizes as well! ARK Redwood Forests Are Beautiful! - Cinematic Film - Update 243 by RagingCyanide THE RANGER CHRONICLES #13 - PROMETHEUS RISING by VIRTUAL REALMS That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Fan Feature! A primary school in Britain submitted these fantastic drawings to us detailing dinosaurs and creatures that they would like to see be added to ARK. Such creativity! We love that we've been able to inspire these great creations! Check out the drawings in more detail in the gallery below: Ark Breeding Phase 3: Random Mutations by King Sandbox Warrior ✥ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=714222937 Hibbertopterus Dossier (Fan-Made) by Flishster Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=711680814 Daeodon Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=714166514 Herrerasaurus Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=714137046 Pachylemur by THE Putrid Machine Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=710685698 Tyrannotitan Dossier Concept by Parrotmarauder327 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=713091452 Maiasauraferox by This Little Monster Source: Hatchery - Jurassic Park Alpha1 by fox™ ✮ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=714991768 Titanosaur Base by Earnest_Coleman Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=713509043 Lambda Class Imperial Shuttle by FataL1ty Source: http://imgur.com/a/KdIcS Tree Base by Dreararc Source: #Eagle #Sunset by WAT Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=712573606 Rexy by Scorn5252 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=714091572 Obelisks by NakedZombo Source: http://imgur.com/a/5emYh And that brings and end to this week’s post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark Much love, Wildcard Jen and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  19. ARK Refresher! Hello Survivors! Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, let’s get you caught up on what’s going on! First of all, you may want to consider moving, from underneath that rock and take refuge among the Redwood trees in patch 243.0! To celebrate the release of the Redwood Biome, ARK Survival Evolved has hit the Steam Summer sale with it’s best discount ever, and is now available to pick up for 45% off! If you haven’t got a copy yet, now’s the chance to grab one and experience life among the trees and get ready for the Official Primitive+ Launch coming July 28th! http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110 Patch 244 Coming this July to an ARK near you! As the ARK continues to evolve throughout it's development process, something we've wanted to do is to make sure that we're able to introduce new features and gameplay mechanics that are not only beneficial and enjoyable to you as survivors, but also add to your immersive experience. Better grab your gear cause this July you'll be able to take to the seas and try your hand at catching a fish! This patch will also include some new friends; And of course we’re super excited about the Official Launch of Primitive Plus! If you’d like to check out the full upcoming patch notes, with more to come, you can do so here: Survival of the Fittest Summer Cup! We’re excited to tell you that the date for the Semi Final match for the Season One: Summer Cup will take place on: Sunday, July the 3rd at 11AM EST The winning teams from the Semi Final Match will be invited to be flown out to the ARK Survival of the Fittest Season One: Summer Cup in Shanghai, China at ChinaJoy 2016 and get the chance to compete for over $40,000! June Survivors League Championship! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest June Survivor League Championship matches will take place on 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, July 2nd, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! Both the Summer Cup Semi Finals and Survivor League Championship match will be streamed on twitch.tv/survivetheark and shoutcasted by SotF expert, typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles and the chance to compete for thousands of dollars and an invite to the Summer Cup finals in China! And for all the extra details, check out the announcement we made, here: ARK Digest Q&A! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, Mendoza asks, “Will we see different moon phases like a new moon, solar eclipse , lunar eclipses? and if so, will they make some nights darker than others and also affect dino behavior?” Survivor, SassinPr0ph3cy asks, “Would it be possible to have a multiple select feature in the inventory? Like if I have a decent amount of berries, meat, fish it would be much easier to select all and transfer them to Dino or food bin.” Survivor, Neizan asks, “Can we have a option to "hide learned engrams”?” Survivor, Rofelo asks, “Will there ever be a refrigerated food trough?” Survivor, Rulin asks, “Are we still getting the "no fog" server-feature for unofficial servers?” Survivor, Rulin also asks, “Do you have plans for tougher glass structures, or at least an optional boost option for unofficial servers? Currently we can only boost all structure types at once.” Survivor, Rulin also asks, “Can you please give us an auto-flight/run mechanic please (maybe via num key), so traveling long distances gets a bit more convenient?” Survivor, Shadowenigma250 asks, “Will we get things such as animal bones or animal/creature blood (other than leech blood) as resources? Or perhaps milk production by female mammals?” Survivor, Zachywilson asks, “With xbox cross platform play coming can we host a server with our PC and play on the Xbox with all the features, mods, etc.?” Survivor, Lo’ruke asks, “Will we get banners or flags that are attachable to non-platform saddles similar to what is in Survival of the Fittest? (Maybe with an option to hide / unhide the flag like the raft sail)” Survivor, jazzop asks, “Can we have the camera zoom out more when driving a raft i like to build extravagant rafts but can never see where im going” Survivor, gabessdsp asks, “Will you ever offer proper support for eyefinity/nvidia surround setups? I love gaming across my 3 monitors as to many others out there. I'd love to have proper support for this game.” Survivor, Ruenan asks, “Tech question for you guys. With the recently announced Project Scorpio, and Playstation Neo is there a possibility will we be seeing you guys use the power theses consoles will bring to the table to improve the game on the console side? We know there many many months away over a year that is and you guys still don't have an official release but if so what ideas may come to you guys that you may want to improve and target on these more powerful consoles?” Survivor, Illuvater asks, “Would it be possible to make the RB button on xbox more usefull when mounted, maybe to switch the camera view from third person riding to first person riding and back? Cause if you are mounted the RB button do nothing and we have to go to the options to switch third person riding to first person riding.” Survivor, Tomtoyer asks, “What species of fish we can catch? And the fishes will do animations to jump and trying to escape? How it will work the bait?” Fan Feature! Roger and out by Grande Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=707175141 Battle of the Titan by kampfer91 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=708951386 Fog Hunter by LadyWatermelon Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=708715519 Megalosaurus (updated) by Levia Draconia Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=709900309 Bioluminescent Dunkleosteus skin by Levia Draconia Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=706546563 Double-decker Modern Titanosaur base REAR by Earnest_Coleman Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=709216628 Spinosaurus Skin - Swamplord by Levia Draconia Source: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=705898477 Raptor Skin in-game by Levia Draconia Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=705812613 JP visitor center Alph1 by fox™ ✮ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=708845018 Ladybug Dungbeetle by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=707559130 Warning Color Arthropluera by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=707501350 Fanmade Dossier: Anzu by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=706194077 Fanmade Dossier: Shantungosaurus by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=706413566 Fanmade Dossier: Pelagiarctos by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=706444340 Fanmade Dossier: Great Maccao Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=706811329 Fanmade Dossier: Malfestio by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=706812446 Fanmade Dossier: Carcharadontosaurus by Marksman338 Fanmade Dossier: Rugops by Marksman338 Ark: Survival Evolved Meets Halo: Combat Evolved! Hang Em High PvP Arena! by TwiztidBlunt Community Contests! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! This one was tough, there were a lot of great entries, so without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 53 is… It’s a tie! Monkeypuzzle’s Redwood Bridge Base! Nicksen and The Winchesters! Definitely check out the full story regarding their base; As well as an album containing more awesome photos: http://imgur.com/a/ck0lS Valoule’s PiranhARK Plant! Full Album: http://imgur.com/a/ao0n6 Huge congratulations to our 3 winners! This turned out to be a really tight contest, with 3 completely different buildings showing off their arkitect skills in their own way, but that’s not all! We’ve also got a handful of honourable mentions we’d like to make! Wolf Angelus and their Mayan Adventure Tour! And here are some extra screenshots of the awesome build: FataL1ty’s Baby Mario! Full album: http://imgur.com/a/H7gGv Zergling963’s Mega Base! Ranger1presents Ecotrees Mod Base! ARKVideo! This new Contest will be open for all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! The ARKVideo winner for Community Crunch 53 is… nakedzombo for When you were new to ARK! Hilarious video! It does seem to be the icing on the cake ;). Survivors have really stepped up this week for the contest, so we’d like to give a special honourable mention to: Jammyjade for Dodo Toss! LameWolfProduction for Don’t underestimate the Dodo! That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Workshop Spotlight! Carts and Wagons Mod! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=695990475 Hey everyone I'm here with MechanizedIT, the author of the carts and wagons mod. Welcome buddy! So there's been quite a bit of uproar about your mod (in a good way). In little time, it has already become one of the top 5 most popular mods in the workshop! Congrats! So tell me a little about yourself and what got you into modding. Well we are sure glad to have you! What you created is something that I've seen requested for quite some time. Talking about that nagging desire for things you wanted to be in the game, could you explain your mod and what you hoped to achieve? I realize a lot of it is kind of self-explanatory but it can't hurt to clarify for anyone who may not be up to speed! I love the foreshadowing! I'll have to keep my eye out for this next mysterious project ? Well let me tell you, I was extremely impressed and fascinated with what you did. Having a cart to haul along your precious cargo definitely helps in the early game. I think many wanted to do the same thing but ran into challenges in the development kit when trying to implement similar functionality. Tell me about some of those challenges.... What resources did you lean on to power through? This definitely isn't an easy mod to tackle for your intro into the development. Kudos for powering through and helping others fill in the gaps where they may have had similar issues. The modding community is a really good at spreading and sharing knowledge about adventures in the development kit. I’m really excited to see what you have planned for your next mod because if "Carts & Wagons" is any indication of what you have in store, we're in for an exciting ride! Before we wrap up, do you have any last words you'd like to share with your fans or the ark community? That’s it for this week’s post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  20. Hello Survivors! Season One: Summer Cup Semi Finals! We’re excited to tell you that the date for the Semi Final match for the Season One: Summer Cup will take place on: Sunday, July the 3rd at 11AM EST The winning teams from the Semi Final Match will be invited to be flown out to the ARK Survival of the Fittest Season One: Summer Cup in Shanghai, China at ChinaJoy 2016 and get the chance to compete for over $40,000! This 4-Survivor Tribe match will differ to regular matches as the time of game length will be extended to two hours, not including sudden death. We will be posting an updated ring-of-death timer soon so players will be able to practice ahead of time for the upcoming match. To read more details about the Summer Cup just check out: http://playark.com/summercup/ We’d also like to send a congratulations to the first set of teams that were able to successfully qualify for the match, wish them luck in competing and we look forward to seeing them battle it out for a place in the finals. These were the teams who had the collected highest points following May’s Survivor League Qualifier Rankings! And without further ado, the teams which have successfully qualified for the Semi Finals are: Tribe: Barside Brawlers Members: Fuzee, Bardave, The Tyrant, and Spur Tribe: Kitty Cats Members: MOLNMAN, HANNIBAL, Bertman, and Wilson Wilson Tribe: BELIEBERS Members: lunde, pbot, piespace, and Fmentz Tribe: KappaPride Members: Vinz, Deki, PedroSaltana, and Rezy Tribe: Carnivore Drop Members: D a r k r e l l, KireGame, 9e9e9, and adriancarballo Tribe: Arma Poulet Members: xutv, Blad, Warlock, and Oni Tribe: The Rejects Members: Flex, Bobster, Frumm, and TVA04 Tribe: YGD Members: Bilbobagins, Wiener_Schnitzel, #JJ#, and Iratus.exe Tribe: Silky Smooth Members: Celine, Uhivra, Claus, Jigsaw Tribe: PsychoSocial Members: SonnyDreamX3, PSYCHOxnc, Hanseatenpower, and sgibba Don’t worry for those of you who haven’t yet qualified, you still have another chance by playing through the 4v4 Survivor League ladder during June (visible in real-time here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/survivor-league/ )! The scores were pretty close all together, and we’ll be hoping to invite another 10 teams to the match. The invited teams will be set a special group invite and friends request on Steam from http://steamcommunity.com/id/SoTFLeague/ to get you setup for that match in July! There have also been some concerns about teams wanting to make substitutions due to unforeseen circumstances during the qualification period. For those of you who would like to, please get in touch with [email protected] and we’ll discuss the details further, as well as any other question you may have about the event. Good luck to all Survivors out there and let’s see who gets crowned the Season One Summer Cup Champions of ARK: Survival of the Fittest! June Survivors League Championship! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest June Survivor League Championship matches will take place on 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, July 2nd, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! The Survivors who have qualified for the event will be listed here on Friday the 1st of July: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/survivor-league/ On that day, invited contestants will receive a special invite to a steam group where you’ll be given all the details for the upcoming match, as well as the option to get in touch with an admin beforehand. Both the Summer Cup Semi Finals and Survivor League Championship match will be streamed on twitch.tv/survivetheark and shoutcasted by SotF expert, typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles and the chance to compete for thousands of dollars and an invite to the Summer Cup finals in China! To those competing for a qualification spot: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious! ARK @ E3! If you missed our ARKtastic announcements during this week at E3 here’s a recap post including trailers and screenshots of all our announced new content! Check it out: Biome Update! As the biome update quickly approaches, here’s a reminder that anything located inside the zoned areas could be deleted by these new biome changes. Please remove any important resources, bases, and creatures from the area before the patch releases (ETA: June 22). Anything within the redwoods are will absolutely be deleted. If you are based in the expanded snow biome your belongings will likely survive if terrain changes have not taken place, but it is in your best interest to remove all valuables from these areas to avoid damage if you are concerned about it. A map of these areas and further details can be found in the post below: ARK Digest Q&A! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz!y Survivor, Mystalias asks, “Can the training dummy show torpor damage done?” Survivor, Dinopants asks, “For those of us who enjoy cave spelunking with our birds on single player, can we get a way to enable the ForceAllowCaveFlyers=True setting in the ini file?” Survivor, Dinopants asks, “Will the current tribe logs get updated to show more detailed information? Such as the tribe name of a dino that killed you?” Survivor, Volk asks, “Any plans for more advanced underwater weapons beyond the crossbow such as harpoon etc?” Survivor, God787 asks, “Any chance of getting some settings for the homing water mines, kind of like the turret settings?” Survivor, Ruenan asks, “With the Titanosaur coming out the 22nd. Will its so called "mega poop" create double the fertilizer in the compost bin or a bunch in a dung beetle?” Survivor, TranqRex asks, “Are there more types of structure planned? I've seen some clay-style prototypes linked on Twitter but they were for Primitive+ I think. How about the main game in general? -- obviously excluding the new tree-based stuff for Redwoods!” Survivor, TranqRex asks, “Could we get an 'eat all' button on XB1 (maybe for PC too it'd be useful)? When my health is low and I need to munch a stack of berries, repeatedly tapping the right trigger is only wearing out that trigger and tiring my finger!” Survivor, Tomtoyer asks, “How will works the Purlovia burrow's system?? They will can make holes in the ground and go in?” Survivor, Kenkillya asks, “Would you consider putting a cool down or limit on tribes changing their tribe name. On the server I'm playing on there are tribes that change their names several times a day.” Survivor, Zanber asks, “Any chance we can get Dev Kit functionality to arrange primal data blueprints in groups, assign each item a point value within that group, and then impose a cap on how many points worth of structures/tames from each group a tribe may have placed/own. I would really like to run a server that limits the amount of dinos tribes can get, with higher powered dinos costing more towards the cap. Or maybe a turret mod with multiple turret types, with stronger turrets costing more. Or limiting how many vaults & or storage boxes a tribe can have. I really think it would be great for people trying to create personalized server specific balance type mods.” Survivor, Neizan asks, “About: Custom Tripwire Alarm Notifications, Is there any chance of a mobile application of survivetheark.com to receive notifications on my Android?” Survivor, OnePotatoChip asks, “So we've got functional fire animation and damage in the game with the DodoRex and The Dragon. Does this mean we'll being seeing fire based weaponry in the future? I know it was talked about before, but you all seemed sort of iffy about it.” Survivor, Kaprodonychus asks, “Once Tapejara latches onto a tree or wall, can it move around on it as well as gain stamina? Or does it stay in its place?” Survivor, HarbringersCat asks, “Since Tapejara can land on cliff faces and such, could it also land on the sides of large dinos like brontos?” Survivor, Marksman00048 asks, “Would you consider the dyng of backpacks to aid in reclaiming your gear? Or just style points =p - I understand it's supposed to be difficult but I am also color blind and this puts me in a bit of an irritating position.” Survivor, Wolfpack22 asks, Since we're getting gas mask soon will you be adding chemical weapons like mustard or chlorine gas, I would love to see a gas that cause debuffs to players that don't have there mask on and that wild and tamed Dino's find offensive to smell and cause them to leave the area for a time it would be great for fending off gigas from you base or area. Survivor, BaconR8Colby asks, “Something that I would really love to see implemented in Ark is some kind of multi-world/map system for Local Hosting. Similar to Minecraft. When "The Center" was added this essentially gives 2 maps/world's to play on which is great. But it would be nice to have several Island maps or several Center maps. That way if I wanted to pursue a variety of game styles or building locations the option would be there without messing up my main map/world. Thanks for hearing me out! “ Survivor, MeSDatGeek asks, “Will we get proper stairs, without having to rely on mods? This has been a pretty big topic for a lot of us. It is something that many of us feel should be added to a game such as this as a default building feature.” Survivor, Tamaster asks, “Can we please, please, please get server logs for destroying structures? Make them optional if needed just please!” Survivor, ChiOokami asks, “Will Ark ever receive colorblind support. It's hard to distinguish between the different drop colors. A simple name when looked at through a spyglass would be sufficient.” Survivor, Adamsmasher asks, “What about a scroll option to move a desired piece (i.e. fence foundations) to all the different snap points it can see?” Survivor, Direwolf asks, “Do you have a specific release date for Primal Survival Mode, or is it not yet set?” Featured Fanart! Artwork Raptor Skin by Levia Draconia Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=705537291 Godzillark Progress by pepezilla Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=701908020 Hungry Sarco Is Hungry by Decayist Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=702215783 Idea: Plant Species O by TheLegendaryArkaius Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=702218134 Leviathan - Ark: Survival Evolved concept by hamsterbluebow Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=700846935 Harbour City II by Sharkking Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=701602515 Fanmade Dossier: Bunyip by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=703336917 Fanmade Dossier: Lopho by Scarecrow Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=702379229 Fanmade Dossier: Jersey Devil by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=702129353 Fanmade Dossier: Shunosaurus by robbie7 Fanmade Dossier: Anomalocaris by KAMIKAZY The Ranger Chronincles - Journey To The Center of the ARK by ranger1presents Batman! ARK SoTF Highlight by typeForced ecoInWonderland Mod by eco DODOREX vs THE BOSSES by GamerPerfection Community Contests! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 52 is… TRanger for their ARKCraft Carrier Ship! Congratulations TRanger for this awesome and creative ship! We’d also like to give a special honourable mentions to: Valoule for their Bioshock Infinite Themed Airship! With a link to the full album here: http://imgur.com/a/Lwjef And.. Monkeypuzzle for Western Towers! Congratulations to all 3 of you for your impressive ARKitecture entries! ARKVideo! This new Contest will be open for all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! The ARKVideo winner for Community Crunch 52 is… Nakedzombo for their ARK Cinematic Hilarious! Hope Jimmy ends up alright And we’d also like to give a special honourable mention to: RagingCyanide for their film Awesome entries as usual guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Workshop Spotlight! Ced: "Welcome to another week of the mod spotlight! This week I'm with PommieGamer, the creator of the Homing Pigeon! Welcome! So this mod seems like it took off. I saw when it was released in late March and a few weeks later it was in the most popular mods. Tell me a little about yourself. Do you have a background in game design?" Ced: Well the success is much deserved. I think you tapped into functionality that many people have been looking for in the main game. For those who aren't aware of the mod, briefly explain what it is and what your goal for the mod is. Ced: It sounds like you have a lot planned for the future of this mod! I can tell you that I'll definitely have my eye out for it. Its something that a lot of people wanted in the main game. Who knows, maybe this will become an official mod! I can definitely see the purpose for it. So what helped you get started in the development kit? Ced: "Thanks for that awesome resource!! I'm sure that will help get some people started. So do you have any plans for any other mods or do you plan on investing most if your time into this one. Any other cool ideas?" Ced: "Ah I love the suspense.. Well I think that wraps it up for this community crunch! Any parting words?" That’s it for this week’s post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark! All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  21. Hello Survivors! Anniversary Week! And boy, has it already been one we won’t forget :P! There’s been a lot of exciting additions in the recent patch, some which have been worked on for a while and you guys have been waiting for - and some others which required some extra work. We hope you’ll be able to enjoy the content and mechanics that were released :). We'll keep on iterating based upon your feedback and what we see in game. There has been some pretty solid ideas and in future passes hopefully we'll be able to expand the system some further and possibly incorporate some of those ideas. I know it sometimes may seem like you don't think we read the feedback, but we definitely do and hope that you continue to provide it so we're able to make changes. Let’s work together to make ARK a great game! There was a lot released in the patch, so if you haven’t had a chance to take a look at our detailed notes here: Some of the new additions that you should try out and that we’re really looking to hear your feedback on would be: The Dragon Arena Interactive Baby Taming No Offline Raiding! We’ve even set up some Official Servers running this setting! Just search for Offline on your PC Session List. And let us know what you think :)! Survivors League The ARK: Survival of the Fittest May Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, June 4, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to that day’s winners! The championship games will be shoutcasted by streaming personality BikeMan. These matches will be invite-only -- based on the top-ranked players for May 2016. Check https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/survivor-league/ to see who will be participating! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: www.twitch.tv/survivetheark! For those that may not yet be familiar with ARK: Survival of the Fittest (http://steamcommunity.com/app/407530), it is a free multiplayer online survival arena (M.O.S.A.) game that pits combatants against one another in battle arena-style competitions within a closed battlefield, where a continually shrinking “ring of death” will push survivors into an epic final showdown with only one “Tribe” making it out alive. The survivors must not only compete against other survivors, but against the harsh environment, unpredictable 'Evolution Events', and ARK's many dangerous creatures as well. To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And we hope the rest of you guys tune in and support the contestants as the duke it out to become the fittest survivor! ARK Digest Q&A Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! In a manner of speaking! Yes, the ambient sounds are going to get a serious pass by our great new audio designer, Stephen Baker. Yeah I’ll go ahead and unclamp the map difficulty setting coming up. There will be physical disc versions of the game available sometime after it launches digitally, on all platforms. Yep. We’ll go ahead and finally get them in July I plan to merge up the Xbox’s nice controller support in the next couple months. It’ll be a structure you make with the Tek Tier specifically. Yeah I’ll go ahead expose a Crafting Speed Multiplier to servers, as we did in SotF. Yes the new game/server options will be added to the Xbox version soon. That’s an amusing idea as a server option, though It might be best left to a mod or TC however, where it would not be particularly difficult to do. It’s been tempting whether or not to introduce such “buffs” from gear. I have generally tried to stay away from that since it’s very abstract, but maybe is worth exploring. Will further consider it. Yep, one of the big points about the redwoods are to build Ewok-style treehouses on them using a new “attached platform” building system Yeah I’ll make some options to affect this. There will be some player-based limited-flight capabilities coming up. Will make it a client option next week. Yeah, will add that. Yeah I’ll add wild creatures only, carnivores only, herbivores only, and some other targeting options for Turrets soon. Sounds like a good idea, I’ll make it happen. I’ll add a slider to adjust their size! I’ll definitely go ahead and do it for Bosses, as those are timed battles it’s very important to know how effective you are. For regular Dinos, I think there are mods which add that, right? I’ve been thinking about that. It’s not a technical challenge, but it might be very unbalancing. Will continue debating it. Fan Feature! How an RP Player deals with Swamp Fever! [by Tombness] Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Original: http://imgur.com/a/kmjEE Awesome way to see it being handled, really glad RP players are able to incorporate the new mechanics into their gameplay - it’s very exciting to read and watch :). Thanks guys! Wait a second… by Grande Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=685797605 ARK Survival Evolved Artwork by Twillrex Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=529786731 German Shepherd by Tally! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=679867484 Direwolf+ (Sabertooth-wolf mix) by Susu! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=696629433 Night of the DodoRex by Mullins the Great! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=695059307 Fly Dodo by xt1158784991! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=691003937 I think I'm going to need a bigger slingshot… by danleveille! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=695514632 XBOX One ARK Let's Play! Episode 48! JEN THE PARAUSAR + Painting Dinos by Tequilayed! [SOTF] Ark compilation - Top Kills MAY by Thebenbig! DODO TOSSING | ARK Survival Evolved by GamerPerfection! Fanmade Dossier: Tanystropheus by k1nz_craft Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=694500374 Fanmade Dossier: The Skree by Sir Novaraptor! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=692352717 Fanmade Dossier: Mothrark by Neon! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=695402994 Fanmade Dossier: Megaraptor by Shadlos! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=694625196 Fanmade Dossier: Saurophaganax by Neon! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=692813035 Fanmade Dossier: Tetherium by Scarecrow! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=695402384 Community Contests! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 50 is… It’s a tie! Congratulations to eco and Valoule for these awesome builds! Full Album: http://imgur.com/a/8MG5D and it appears to be making use of their own mod! ecoTrees: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=670764308 Valoule’s Happy Anniversary Cake! Full Album: http://imgur.com/a/ejs7k And we’d also like to give a special shout-out to the following survivors for their awesome builds! Skittle’s Floating Castle! [..haha, this shouldn’t be possible anymore, but a fun idea nonetheless!] Full album: http://imgur.com/a/ZqWEv Tech2Logix’s Primitive Castle! Full album: http://imgur.com/a/frhjK ARKVideo! This new Contest will be open for all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! The first ever ARKVideo winner is.. SWChris for Gallimimus Race Track, Racing w/ Friends! Awesome idea and it looks like you guys had a ton of fun :). Thanks for sharing! And we’d also like to give a special mention to... nakedzombo for... Beavers, Uncuffed & Unleashed - Ark: Survival Evolved Cinematic Experience! Hilariously put together and fantastic watch for those of you who haven’t seen it! Must watch and hope we’ll get to see more of the Beavers Thank you for all the entries this week guys! Congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Workshop Spotlight! That’s it for this week’s post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  22. Hello Survivors! Today we have a bunch of announcements, news, and reminders for all of you. This is going to be a big post, so buckle your seatbelts! International Modding Contest It’s Ced here, and it’s been an exciting few months as we’ve been amazed by the sheer creativity and ingenuity of the modding community. We’ve had the pleasure of experiencing survival on the moon, building massive race tracks, having epic battles in tribe warfare, and enjoying some fantastic views on many of the breath-taking maps that were submitted to our second mod contest. We are blown away by the talent of the modding community and are forever grateful for the efforts of those who bring these custom experiences to all ARK players worldwide - and soon Xbox. It was no easy feat to pick the winning entries for this mod contest due to growth of the talent level and understanding of the development kit. We are excited for the future of modding and look forward to seeing what the community has in store for the future! Instead of the traditional workshop spotlight this week, I will be doing a video review of each of the winners in preparation for next week’s community crunch. Subscribe to our YouTube workshop channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4JMp0pkBGfxDCS34bHRmcw if you’d rather not wait to see all of the finished videos in next week’s community crunch. Without further ado, here are the winners! PRIZES Seventeen (17) prizes will be awarded. 1st thru 5th, places for each category and honorable mention for the mods and maps category: 1st Place: $10,000 in each category 2nd Place: $5,000 in each category 3rd Place: $3,000 in each category 4th Place: $2,000 in each category 5th Place: $1,000 in each category 6th Place Honorable Mention: $750 in each category $64,500 TOTAL PRIZE POOL! MAPS #1 - Valhalla (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=504122600) You wouldn’t be able to tell the map is only 80% complete if you’ve ever had the pleasure of exploring Valhalla. With land mass and water area 6 times that of the normal island, it’s enough to keep you exploring for days. The amount of work that went into creating this map is nothing to underestimate. Beautiful vistas and abundant areas of exploration makes this a community and dev favorite! #2 - Roraima (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=547828060) Although Roraima doesn’t have the following of some of the other maps in the workshop, it absolutely blew us away! The naturalistic land formations and the strategic layout of this map makes it a standout entry in the category. While it isn’t as big as some of the other maps, it is clearly a map that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a real-life area in the world. The team were literally shocked at the natural beauty in this map. #3 - Umassoura (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=661176650) Ummassoura is another massive map that is a truly unique entry in the map category. We were taken back by the massive caves, breathtaking waterfalls, and diversity in the creatures that live in each of the uniquely placed biomes. The level of detail and care that was taken in creating this map was evident and greatly acknowledged by the team. #4 - Madagascar Evolved (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=656967911) There aren’t many maps that make you feel as if you are in a specific place in the world. We fell in love with Madagascar Evolved and its ability to accomplish this with its stylistic approach in its level design. Immediately we felt as if we were flown to a safari in the middle of Africa and left to survive with the vicious animals that call it home. We see a very bright future for Madagascar Evolved! #5 - WickWillow (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=645621998) Wick Willow gave us an unforgettable experience when exploring its unique set of biomes. Each biome is distinctly different from the next which provides for an interesting set of challenges and gameplay experiences. We walked away with an appreciation for the strategic vision that went into the creation of this stunning map. Honorable Mention - Epic Islands (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=600738253) We couldn't think of a better name to describe this map. It’s vast landmass provides the perfect opportunity for exploring and building an epic base. Although it’s still a work in progress, one can’t help but to imagine what this map will look like once it’s complete. I know we’ll be keeping our eye out! TOTAL CONVERSIONS #1 - Tribe Wars (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=547753876) Tribe wars is a thrilling game mode that offers a PVP-based experience that stays true to the core of what ARK is. The objective is simple; defend your flag while trying to destroy your enemies flag. The comprehensiveness of this total conversion and the talent that went into creating it did not go unnoticed. It is tons of fun and we had the pleasure of taking it for a spin! #2 - ARK Moon Survival (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=655080841) There isn’t enough that can be said about the creativity and talent that went into creating this Total Conversion. It’s an unbelievable entry and we were amazed by the user interface and subtle touches that were put into this experience. Although it’s an astonishing feat in its current state, we look forward to what other experiences that will be created while trying to survive on the Moon. #3 - Otherworld (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=631838798) This total conversion pits you against waves of terrifying creatures as you try to escape what is known as the Otherworld. It’s always nice to play a different game mode for ARK and Otherworld is one of the few that are available in the workshop. We loved the style of this entry with its distinct and unique level design. #4 - Cool 15 New Creatures (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=520275192) It’s always fun to see how modders use existing content and modify it to create new experiences. Cool 13 New Creatures gives an exciting new way to look at some of the ARK creatures you’ve grown to know and love! MODS #1 - Advanced Architecture Mod (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=539464369) Taking the top vote in the category, the Advanced Architecture mod is one of the most popular builder based mods in the workshop. We had a blast building castles and experiencing a royal setting while reviewing it! #2 - NPC Bush Peoples (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=570371714) This was, hands down, one of our favorite mods to review. NPC Bush Peoples allows you to spawn a collection of humans to enhance your current ARK experience. We were impressed with the level of talent that it takes to pull this off and are looking forward to the exciting future of this mod. #3 - Annunaki Genesis (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=538986229) There are enough balance changes and additions in this mod to make you think it were a Total Conversion. The support from the community is undeniable and after reviewing this mod we understand why. There aren’t really words to describe the experience this mod gives so we suggest you go check it out for yourself! #4 - Dino Racing: Evolved (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=626642159) I think all of us at one point thought of reliving our Mario Kart racing adventures. Dino Racing: Evolved, is a completely customizable way of creating a race track that’s perfect for server events. This entry definitely lets us know that someone knows there way around the development kit. #5 - MRRadTools.INC Content Pack (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=497432858) With a lot of competition in the structure/building types of mods, it’s hard to stand out in the crowd. Well, MRRadTools.INC Content Pack is clearly one of the standouts! Each asset displays his amazing artistry and level of detail he takes in his work. It blends very well with the current game and deserves a place in the winner's circle. Honorable Mention: Ark Futurism (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=612504284) ARK Futurism explores the advanced and futuristic side of survival on the island. With tons of unique and beautifully made assets, we had to make sure that the work of this modder did not go unnoticed. The Center Boss Fight Contest! For Official server The Center players, we're giving away $1000 cash, $500 to the first Xbox tribe and another $500 to the first PC tribe to beat both bosses on an Official PVP server. Screenshot proof of the pause menu in the boss arena including server name, as well as the items received from defeating the bosses must be provided! You can upload your images to our forums, and write a comment down below with the screenshots. Good luck! The Center Servers! It’s been an extremely busy couple of weeks for everyone here at Studio Wildcard as we prepared for the release of our new map, The Center. The excitement and reception for this release has been overwhelming, and we’re all very glad you’re enjoying it as an officially supported map. Today we will putting up more The Center servers for Xbox. We were unfortunately limited in the past in that the session list would not display over a certain number of servers, which is also why some servers have temporarily gone missing. Even if we put up more servers, no one would be able to see them and that would not be good! Players have asked us about Hardcore servers, Primitive servers etc, and we see those requests. Until now we have been primarily focusing on PvP and PvE with the main focus on PvP. But don't worry Hardcore, Extinction, and Primitive players, you should also be seeing some of these server on TheCenter soon! Map Biome Changes! Reminder that the expected release of the map biome changes is May the 30th! Here is some additional information about this, including an updated map, in our last digest: Digest Q&A! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, and Co-Creative Director: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, OnePotatoChip asks, “How much more in-depth is Ark's combat system going to be? Between both animals and people? Are we eventually going to see animals no longer clipping into each other, forming huddles of hide and hair? Critical hits? Death animations? Weak points?” Survivor, TXbangT asks, “In the more recent patch notes under "Breeding Mechanics Phase 2," Interactive Baby Raising was mentioned, what does that include? Will you have to play with you baby or keep it with its parents or the baby will not be as good as it could have been?” Survivor, LadyDeviedraasks, “Will it be possible to choose a follow distance for a tamed dino? I.E Follow Near/Follow Far so when dinos follow each other or follow the player, they don't clip into the player and cause them to be stuck inside the dino. With Quetzals following a player on another Quetzal, this would be very handy (especially if the following Quetzal is faster than the one that the player is riding). Untangling Quetzals while hovering almost at the sky limit takes quite the amount of skill.” Survivor, Huntzillaasks, “With bolas now released, is there the possibility of a higher end bola or a huge bola you can shoot from a catapult thing that can down a quetz to maybe make solo taming a quetz easier?” Survivor, CheezLoordasks, “Will there be chum for attracting aquatic carnivores? That could go along well with a new shark, as they are some of the most represented animals in the fossil record. (Possibly Hybodus, Helicoprion, or maybe Orthacanthus) Sorry, I know it's wishful thinking.” Survivor, Kaiju_Lordasks, “What kinds of creatures will be found exclusive to the redwood forests besides the moschops?” Survivor, Wulfsige85asks, “Will we see weapons like LMG, SMG, grenade launcher, carbines, axes, maces, two handed swords/axe/mace etc. or other variant types of the current weapons e.g. different types of assault rifles that are in the game get added someday?” Survivor, Wulfsige85asks, “Can you guys make it so that instead of only allow specified engrams (Xbox One) to disable specific engrams, its kinda tedious having to type in every engram you want to have except for like 2 or 4 you don't want.” Survivor, StephaniRabbitheartasks, “A lot of people would like to know if the Wild Card team is aware of the pillar problems on official PVE servers and if there are any plans to do something about it.” Survivor, BigDally asks, “Can we please get pole/bait fishing added to the core game? This is the one thing that I really feel is missing in order to fill out the RPG aspect of this game. I really enjoy doing this in other RPGs and would totally enjoy being able to gather specific baits, craft a fishing pole, and fish up different fish species from the various water types in the game. These new fish could only be obtainable by fishing, and contain different kinds of loot/meat for specific cooking recipes or other craft-able patterns. The possibilities here are all but endless and would add depth to an already highly immersive RPG. Devs, please, please, please consider adding this feature to the core game.” Survivor, Mendoza asks, “Can we get the ability to dress instantly in armour by simply clicking the right mouse button on each piece from our inventory?” Survivor, Huntzilla asks, “With the Arthropluera getting a "Turret" UI option to shoot and not move, can the Dilo also get this option, otherwise they kinda have no use to tame later in the game?” Survivor, Cleetuss asks, “Will there be a mechanic that has to do with your bond with your creature? For example, taming effectiveness, and amount you use them, or ride them, can give a bonus to stats? Maybe if you raise it from an egg, it is already very bonded to you (similar to taming effectiveness but for newborns)? Could make for some very interesting possibilities.” Survivor, TylerTheDoctorasks, “Do you have any plans for adding a private server setting that would allow structures phasing through objects, such as the terrain itself? This would make building much easier in some instances due to there not being a lot of flat land.” and Survivor, Survivor, Will asks, “We ever be able to build on the large rock features under the ocean? Some really great base possibilities on them.” Survivor, UNST3RBLICH asks, “Just to revisit a relevant point: It seems a little odd to the main artwork hosting two mounted survivors bearing weapons, but not be able to do this in game. I know the primary focus is on using dinos to attack, but when the main artwork used for the game features two mounted survivors holding a bow and a rifle, there's the obvious (and very reasonable) expectation that use of weapons while mounted would be available. So will we ever be able to [reasonably] use general weapons while mounted? I'm not talking about rocket launchers or anything, but weapons that could reasonably be used while riding a mount (i.e. spears, bows, lances, guns, bolas, etc).” Survivor, genie45 asks, “Will you implement nvidias ansel technology at release?” Survivor, SurvivorKitai asks, “Don't know if this has been asked but, a way to sort servers by map, as well as by region would be awesome, and cut down on list loading time for people with crappy DSL. Good job with the updates, you guys rock.” Survivor, ImpureFrost asks, “Will we see some sort of tree house building mechanics? Will the redwoods biome introduce any new structures?” Next we’ll be moving on to the Community Crunch segment! The Crunch is a weekly topic that consist of content to share, made by the community, for the community! As well as any little changes we want to make survivors aware about, which happen within our community. Fan Feature! Carno Friend ! by Decayist Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=686685817 Quetz Crochet by BrynnaCC Source: Warpaint by Kozak Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=681319546 Mandalor's Artwork Archery Range Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=686371646 My Pack!! By Docktor Medic Mann M.D. Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=682264336 (Fan Made) Dossier Tapejara! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=685778319 Alioramus Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=687191163 Return to Ark, The Center by rpicardi1 Ark modern house by Valoule Source: http://imgur.com/a/hVKRE ARK Survival Evolved - Good vs. Evil - An Ark Fairytale by The Lime Inc. Community Contests! ARKitect This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 48 is.. Princess Peach's Castle by Wolf Angelus! Check out more of their screenshots at the link below, definitely worth a look! ARKArt This is an award given to survivors who have created beautiful work of art for that week! As always, the artwork is not being judged on the quality of the screenshot or the graphical settings used, but instead what you have managed to draw and produce in game. The ARKArtist for Community Crunch 48 is… A Tie! Between… Velice’s Toruk (Avatar) Warpaint! And... Adalink’s Firey Spino! Thank you for all the entries this week guys! Congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Primitive Plus Developers Blog! Hey Primitive+’ers, I’ve been busy in the lab working on the next batch of updates that I’m sure you’ll like. Last week the gunpowder barrel went off with a blast I enjoyed hearing your experiences of controlled (and uncontrolled) demolition adventures out there on the island. This next update will focus on polishing off the custom structures that Primitive+ offers and adds a new set - Adobe. This set will be made of clay and offer protection against hyperthermia. Keep in mind that Primitive+ is still very much a work in progress. If you are using it or playing on official servers, there will be times of frustration followed by moments of delight - followed by more frustration. Anyone that follows me on Twitter (@complexminded), or pay attention to the progression of the mod knows that I am passionate and committed to making this the best primitive-based solution for the game. Soon you will start to see the amount of content die down as I look to balance some of the existing items in the game. I’ll be honest and say a lot of things need to be balanced and there are quite a few things that need to be fixed. Getting most of the content I want in the game is critical as we look to move to XBox and ensure that everything is in tip top shape for our console players. Basically, you are my test subjects My much loved test subjects. Back to the lab - I’ll keep it short for this week! Until next time!! That’s it for this week’s Crunch guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark Thanks everyone! Wildcard Ced & Jen and the ARK Survival Evolved Team View full article
  23. Hello Survivors! Welcome to Community Crunch 46! The Crunch is a weekly topic that consist of content to share, made by the community, for the community! As well as any little changes we want to make survivors aware about, which happen within our community. To start off, I have a bit of news to share that I know many of you are eager to hear more information about. Map Biome Changes! This is the updated biome map of The Island to include the new Redwood Forests (in red) and the updated Snow Extension (blue). There are also changes made to the Swamp biome (green). There have been substantial terrain changes made to the red area on the map, so your course of action in this area should be to pack up all valuables and evacuate the area in preparation for PC patch v241 (ETA: May 30). The extended snow area should not have any major terrain changes, but there is a possibility of new rocks and trees that have the potential to destroy parts of bases, or spawn on top of tames and destroy them. It is in your best interest to remove valuables from these areas and relocate back in if you desire after the biome change takes place. Anything within the changing biome areas has the potential to be deleted and lost. We’re very excited for these map changes to take place and we hope to have some more things to share in the coming week. I think you’ll really enjoy them and the variety it will add to the Island! Digest Q&A! We're combining this weeks Crunch with ARK Digest 30. Here is a question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, and Co-Creative Director: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor, Neizan asks, “Can you tell us more about: Tribe Member Rankings with Customizable Per-Rank Privileges?” Survivor, TheBohrokKiller asks, “Will the Spino and Baryonyx prefer fish meat/prime fish meat over regular meat/prime meat?” Survivor, PhilinDeblanc asks, “Will my character ever grow facial hair? Maybe implement a set razors that you can use to shave/style it. It would be a great trick to play on my tribe mates while they're offline.” Survivor, PrimeEvil asks, “Do you still expect to launch the game in June? Survivor, Moonagi asks, “Will there ever be a dinosaur breeding stat? For instance when having dinosaur farms and my dinosaurs level up I could put points into a stat for faster egg laying? Maybe even make fertile eggs hatch faster if you have a high mating stated dinosaur mother/father?” Survivor, Syrade asks, “We haven't heard anything about the procedural generation of ARK yet how is that coming along?” Survivor, FaneBlackwing asks, “Coffee. Yay, or nay?” Survivor, DahDerpasaur asks, “PC split screen is still confirmed right?” Survivor, Paralker2121 asks, “How big will the Baryonyx be in comparison to a carno or a tyrannosaurus?” Survivor, tomb asks, “I would love to be able to be able to set my flowers and turrets to only target wild creatures. I know a lot of people don't think this is a very needed setting. But I mostly play on RP servers and I like to have players visiting me. But I do also like to protect my tames from wild argents. So any chance we can get a "Only Target Wild" for Plant Species X and Auto turrets?” Survivor, OnePotatoChip asks, “Will Primitive servers ever be able to make use of Element?” Survivor, Brobattington the Undying asks, “Can we please get a wall-mounted Coelacanth to put in our bases?” Survivor, KingOfBronzodia asks, “Are corals going to be harvestable some day...? they could used like underwater berries for taming sea creatures or recipies.” Survivor, FaneBlackwing asks, “Would it be possible to add a server option that allows server owners to customize what drops in loot crates? I think this would be a really great addition that could make RP servers even more interesting with them having 'themed' loot crates.” Survivor, ItsRedMark says, “It would be awesome if in the ocean, there was a sunken obelisk, covered in kelp, the tip pointing out of the surface, with a podium to summon an ocean boss” Survivor, mizz asks, “Will gigantosarus be able to bite through trees like rexes please please pleease?” Survivor, MasterHolister asks, “With the Center map coming to Xbox, for those of us with a Non-Official Dedicated Server, will there be an option to save data for the island, but still start a new world on the Center?” Fan Feature! HOSTILE - Ark Moon Survival Cinematic by ThickFreedom I love you you tame me... by Grande Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=677074073 Ark fangirl by Albina Diamond Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=67713937 My OC allosaur Earl by Kamunyak's Artwork Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=678001919 The King is Dead. Long Live the King! by Freeflier181 Classical Ark Dinos By Okim Introducing my Cletoxyrhina! by Tasfariel Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=679498565 Introducing the Blattoptera by FantasticGuy123 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=677046556 Giant Crab Dossier Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=676741058 Tapejara Dossier (Fan-made) by FantasticGuy123 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=598234505 Primal Stego by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=677130169 Blue Camo Mosa by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=674420563 Warpaint by Okim 1980's Retro ARK by GamerPerfection Pimp My Dino 2.0 by Papukaijah Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=678911179 Indominus Rex Fan art by KiNGs Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=677869815 The Mill by NUKE1985 Source: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=675342454 Castle Courtyard by NUKE1985 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=675332735 Community Contests! ARKitect This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 46 is.. Valoule! Ark Quidditch With their massive replica of the Quidditch pitch from Harry Potter! I would definintely like to play a game of this in ARK. See additional screenshots here: https://imgur.com/a/pd2sQ ARKArt This is an award given to survivors who have created beautiful work of art for that week! As always, the artwork is not being judged on the quality of the screenshot or the graphical settings used, but instead what you have managed to draw and produce in game. The ARKArtist for Community Crunch 46 is… Okim! Industries of IOARK With their set of paintings dedicated to the Dodo and the Dunkleosteus! Thank you for all the entries this week guys! Congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Workshop Spotlight! This week we take a look with Cedric at the ARK: Moon Survival Total Conversion in a video review: Primitive+ Developers Blog! Greetings Survivors! Cedric here again. A lot has been happening in the world of Primitive+ in the past week. I received a lot of feedback about having one of the official servers converted to a server running The Center with custom rates. It seems like it’s something the fans want; and what the fans want, they get Server 1 will be converted to The Center and Primitive+ with custom rates. The rates that will be used aren’t set in stone so feel free to chime in on what you think is a good balance of fun but still feels like surviving. The content for Primitive+ 1.4 is pretty massive. I’ve introduced fishing in the form of setting traps. Now you can make fish bait out of poultry and place fishing traps in the ocean to catch the bounty of the sea. Be aware, just like normal fishing you never know when something is going to bite. So keep checking back! To go along with the fishing traps, I’ve introduced a fishing-styled boat to accompany it. For all the PVP’ers out there, I’m beginning to introduce more weaponry and methods of defending your bases. First in the line is the longbow. It has much more damage, is more accurate, and will fire at faster speeds than a crossbow or normal bow. The tradeoff is that you’ll need beeswax and leather to craft this mighty bow. In the future, don't be surprised to see a more primitive catapult and trebuchet! For all the RP’ers out there, I’ve created some market stalls for you to make shop with. The market stalls and the crates that can be placed on them can all be picked up. I’m hoping to see some really cool marketplaces soon! Along with the new content, I will always be improving the art and models that go into the mod. A lot of things that are added are temporary placeholders until I get more time to refine them. The water tower made it into the remodel list this week Last but not least I’d like to thank Itsr2ghgaming for his help in reaching out to the community and trying to help keep me organized in an effort to bring you the best Primitive+ ever! I’ll be looking to do weekly content drops up until July to get ready for Xbox. Get ready for some fun…. And bugs Cedric ----- And with that concludes this week’s Crunch! If you’ve got anything to share with us please get in touch, we’d love to see your creations. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark Thanks everyone, see you again soon! Much love, Wildcard Jen and the ARK Survival Evolved Team View full article
  24. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the twenty-nineth issue of the ARK Digest! We hope you all enjoyed our April Fools shenanigans. We had a lot of fun with it and seeing your reactions over our social media definitely made our day. Let's start off with an important announcement! International Modding Contest Voting! Earlier this year we were thrilled to announce the first challenge for modders with our very first ARK International Mod Contest! Putting content creators, new and old, to the test through making their own ARK Mod. We had over 100 entries between the three total categories, which was amazing! Looking through all of the different entries and seeing the level of skill and creativity blew us away. Studio Wildcard is excited to announce the top candidates which will now be entering public voting. Community voting on the mod contest entries is now open! Click the links below to be brought to the voting pages and see the finalists! Mod Finalists Map Finalists Total Conversion Finalists The contest is divided into the following three categories: Mods: Extensions of current gameplay functionality Maps: These are new ARK's to play on. Total Conversions: These are complete 'overhauls' of the game which change core functionality. Make sure to vote for your favourite submission in each category! PRIZES: Fifteen (15) prizes will be awarded. 1st thru 5th, places for each category: 1st Place: $10,000 in each category 2nd Place: $5,000 in each category 3rd Place: $3,000 in each category 4th Place: $2,000 in each category 5th Place: $1,000 in each category $63, 000 TOTAL PRIZE POOL! VOTING/JUDGING: Studio Wildcard has selected 5-10 submissions they consider high quality in each category to be voted on by the community. The submissions were awarded scores (1-100) based on three categories: Originality/creativity Overall graphical or functional quality/polish Entertainment value (how fun is it to play/use?) 60% of the judging score will done by the ARK: Survival Evolved development team. 40% of the judging score will be calculated by the community through a public vote. You must be a member of survivetheark.com with a minimum of 30 posts in order to place your vote. The winners will be announced on May 15th, 2016, after finalist voting, spotlight and judging rounds. Best of luck to all of the participants! ARK Digest Q+A Survivor, Ghost334 asks, "How will the new tek armor work, will it only give you extra protection or will it also work as an exoskeleton and make it so that you can carry more or maybe give you protection from fall damage?" Survivor, Dinopants asks, "I noticed that although the sloped roof is able to be placed both upward and downward, the sloped walls cannot be flipped to match any roof pointing downwards. Will the sloped walls eventually be given the ability to flip directions like the sloped roof?" Survivor, Neizan, asks, “Will we have workshop (mods and maps) for ARK SotF?” Survivor, Katigura, asks, “Is there anything you guys can give/show/tell us about the older-dino pass?” Survivor, Akeema, asks, “I've seen a lot of focus on bringing more oceanic creatures into the game, lately. While I'm pumped for this, it leaves me wondering if you also plan to bring more air creatures into the game?” Survivor, FaneBlackwing, asks, “Would you guys think about adding special perk bonuses to the Artifacts? For example, we may equip one Artifact on our character giving them a unique bonus. (Artifact of the Immune making you more resistant to natural effects like freezing and overheating and possibly immune to the toxic damage in the swamp cave?)” Survivor, DiloFodder, asks, “Will the tek tier bring new base defenses such as electric fencing (touching the fence would incur an electric shock that deals knock-back and torpor) or laser fencing? (touching the laser fencing would deal heavy damage and strong knock-back)” Survivor, Hope, asks, “Will we be getting any more instruments next to the drums? A Didgeridoo, conch shell horn, or ruman tuba, as well as other instruments would be really neat to have.” Survivor, FaneBlackwing, asks, “With the new Dunkleosteus taking Titanoboa Kibble as it's preferred kibble, Titanoboa eggs are starting to become a need. Could we see the Titanoboas become tameable in the very near future and receive genders so we can collect eggs from them easier? It's a real pain, especially on SP, where I can barely find any of them.” Survivor, Weapon14, asks, “Will we eventually be able to transfer dinos from official servers to personal provided servers?” Survivor, UpFromTheDepths, asks, “What animals (specifically dinosaurs) did you want in the game but didn't make the cut?” Survivor, PhantomGamer, asks, “Can we have a server option to disable fog? It's a very limiting weather effect that makes it so you have to sit and wait for it to be over, which is a bit stupid.” Survivor, Mr.Grey, asks, “Will you guys add Mic input option so we can use voice changer software, It would help the RP community alot!! Thanks :)” Survivor, MrXQuikSilver, asks, “Will we ever get another weapon for underwater ( harpoon) or maybe another melee weapon such as a mace, Molotov, make hatchets throwable, or a boomerang.” Survivor, TR-8R, asks, “Will the antidote be an universal one or we will have to make specific antidote for certain diseases? Survivor, JuicedMachine, asks, “Would it be possible to expose a list of dinos tamed by the tribe?” Survivor, viewsfromla6, asks, “What are the plans to make people explore the ocean more? Rarer resources forcing people to go deep down, more sea dungeons?” Survivor, nafroberts, “Are there any plans for dino-mounted weaponry? Like a mounted battering ram, catapult or canon that could take the place of or be added to a saddle? This would make dinos like parasaurs more useful in a battle or siege.” Survivor, Mullahadin, asks, “Could we get a peek at the breeding mechanics phase 2? Rumors are being created left and right.” Survivor, Wulfsige85, asks, “Can we have items appear on players characters when they have them equipped in the quick bar? you know a little visual aid e.g. pistol with holster, rocket launcher on there back, bow on shoulder etc. that way other players can tell if someone's packing heat.” Survivor, Huntzilla, asks, “Could there be a creature that FAKES getting knocked out and you have us a scope to make sure? Or a creature that is able to attack a little when knocked out so you have to be careful?” That’s it for this week’s ARK Digest! Thanks for tuning in and hopefully you’ve walked away learning something new! Thanks for all the support, engagement, and feedback so far! Much love, Wildcard Jen & The ARK Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  25. ARK Digest 28!

    It’s been a little while since our last Digest, we’ve had a lot going on! Getting lost at tradeshows, attempting to find snap-points when putting together furniture in our new offices, not being prepared for the seasonal elements of Spring, as well as the launch of our free game, Survival of the Fittest and our tremendously hazardous caves! We’ve got a bit to catch up on so let’s get this started! We are excited to announce that the first Survivor League is officially LIVE, now! You can keep track of when this round ends by heading over to our Survivor League page and checking out the countdown to see when the top-ranked players will be archived into the league. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Survivor League, here’s a run down! What is Survivor League? The Survivor League is a hall of fame that intends to honor and preserve the top 40 Survival of the Fittest players of said period. At the end of every league, we will be celebrating the highest-scoring players, which will be visible in real time, by both archiving them and announcing them as the Survivor League for that month. How long does each Survivor League last? Each Survivor League will last approximately 30 days. Players will be able to see when the next winners are announced by visiting: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/survivor-league/ At the top of this page, there will be a visible clock which will highlight how long is left until the winners are archived and the next session begins. This page will also contain a current leaderboard which will display, in real time, the survivors who are currently top of the rankings. Keep in mind, those survivors may not be the ones who make it into the Survivor League at the end of the session, as they will need to keep their place for when the timer hits zero. When does the first Survivor League start? The first 'Survivor League' will be announced on April the 15th at 12PM Eastern. This means that all active games now will count towards the first league and players are able to keep track of when the winners will be archived by checking the clock at the top of Survivor League page. How will the ranking system work? Ranks are determined by the amount of score you have in each specific game-mode. When the clock hits zero, the Top 10 Ranking players in each of the 4 game modes, a total of 40 players, will be declared and entered into the Survivor League. Following this, the new clock will begin ticking for the next Survivor League. Ranks will not be reset after each month has been awarded so it is entirely possible for players to stay on the league for multiple months, however a player’s score may start to decay if a player has not played for over 1 week. What are the benefits to becoming a part of the Survivor League? There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Survivor League. First of all, the top 10 players in each mode will receive a cash-prize dependant on their placement on the rank tables. The prizes will be distributed as following: Place Prize Pool 1 $3500 2 $2500 3 $1800 4 $1650 5 $1500 6 $1350 7 $1200 8 $1050 9 $900 10 $750 These prizes will be allocated accordingly to all 40 members of the Survivor League for that month. Survivor League members will also be archived and celebrated throughout the game in the Survivor League Archives and members of this exclusive and honorary league will be invited to upcoming broadcasted Tournaments, so getting into the league is not just a way to win a large amount of money and glory, but also a way to earn even more prizes and glory in the future. We are serious about the Survival of the Fittest becoming a serious competitive e-sports game and with that, want to celebrate players who are dedicated and perform to the highest standard! Disqualification from Survivor League Any player found to be exploiting the game by gaining an unfair advantage through the use of unintended mechanics or third party programmes will risk being disqualified from the league. Studio Wildcard holds the authority and discretion to determine what gaining an unfair advantage would be and will step in if necessary. Disqualification from Survivor League may result in, but is not limited to: being permanently banned from ARK Survival of the Fittest, stripped of all Survivor League titles, forfeiture of any unpaid monetary prizes and prohibited from entering or participating any tournament. Changes made to Survivor League Studio Wildcard holds the right to make any changes to the terms of participation, the methods of qualification, and the prizes for for Survivor League as they deem necessary. However any such changes will be notified to players in advance and will not have an effect for 30 days. This does not impact balance or other such changes to the game mode, Survival of The Fittest, only to the terms of the Survivor League and its associated prizes/titles/rewards, etc. Good luck to all those competing and may the best survivors win! Mod Contest Survivors! Earlier this year we were thrilled to announce the first challenge for modders with our very first ARK International Mod Contest! Putting content creators, new and old, to the test through making their own ARK Mod. We just wanted to remind you guys that you are approaching the deadline for the entries very shortly and that on Friday, April the 1st at 12PM EASTERN, entries will be officially closed! All entries must be submitted here by the final submission date and the winners will be announced on May the 15th 2016, after finalist voting, spotlight and judging rounds. Caves Update! So you guys have now had a few days to check out our new caves and we really hope you’ve enjoyed running through them! We’re going to start looking at the older caves now and give them a bit of a makeover, here’s a little sneak-peek. Let us know what you think! ARK Digest Q+A Survivor, GamerPerfection asks, “Are you looking at adding the ability to pick up our Dodos so that I can take selfies with my Dodos?” Survivor, Barkuhn asks, “Can we expect some sort of mechanised transportation system in the higher tiers?” Survivor, Kimsie asks “Is the final plan to have multiple taming methods for each animal or just for some and could multiple be more than two?” Survivor, Kimsie also asks, “You have also mentioned a second ARK in the works. How many ARKs are planned for release (and after)?” Survivor, LookingForGroup asks, “When we'll reach beta and you will start optimizing the game, will you add multi-threading support?” Survivor, D34DGR1NG0 asks, “With the popularity of ARK on the rise and the devotion of players split between Primitive and Full Content servers, are there any plans to expand on the two distinct "eras" in playstyle?” Survivor, tomb asks, “Will it ever be possible to get a .ini server setting for allowing or not allowing offline raiding? Something like "if player / tribe is online their buildings can be destroyed" Survivor, MLaidler asks, “It was mentioned several digests ago that (post-release) there would be an oceanic isles map. Is this still planned post-release? I'd love the emphasis on sea and air dinos, boats, and making outposts on smaller islands” Survivor, Shadowenigma250x asks, “Will we ever see full creature based armor sets? Kinda of an upgrade to the creature masks/helmets already in the game (Dodorex mask, Rex skull helmet, etc)” Survivor, Seggzy asks, “Would it be possible to add a place-able, high powered, telescope to the game? You know to spy on people around the island (or the aliens in the sky)” Survivor, GrandTheftAuto asks, “Any plans to revisit the Kibble Tree? (most kibbles fall under a linear chain that makes doesn't make sense, why tame carno before trike?)” Survivor, RadioActiveMan asks, “Any feedback/eta for ‘floating’ structures collapsing as they should? Pipes/Wires/Pillars – If you remove their roots, they do not fall.” Survivor, RadioActiveMan asks, “Will be be able to paint other appliance type items in the future? Its nice we can paint the industrial forge but I wanna paint my fabricator too!” Survivor, Erractic asks, “Would you ever consider adding a hot air balloon? I'd love to build airships, even if they were slower than a quetz and needed fuel. Could be really fun with the new grappling hooks too” Survivor, Bogdanov89 asks, “Any critical improvements coming to the in-game Server Browser?” Survivor, ryanmc15 asks, “How will alpha dire wolves work? Will you have to tame an alpha or once you have tamed a pack of wolves an alpha will be elected?” Survivor, vis02001 asks, “Is there anyway that we might be able to get a shark cage? So we can put on the side of our rafts and descend into the depths to harvest resources.” Survivor, Frostyeagle asks, “Does the titanosaur get a special ultra big poop?” Survivor, Woden asks, “what about adding bean bag ammo for the shotgun (seeds + fiber). This could be a neat stun/ torpor attack against human players and small Dino's, (compy, dimorphodon!, dodo)” Survivor, xopha asks, “Will we ever be able to pick up the cages with a flyer? Another form of prisoner transport that could then be intercepted. Maybe the cages break if dropped?” That’s it for this week’s ARK Digest! Thanks for tuning in and hopefully you’ve walked away learning something new! Thanks for all the support, engagement, and feedback so far! Much love, Wildcard Jen & The ARK Survival Evolved Team! View full article