ARK-Servers.net Blog Feed en https://ark-servers.net/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 20:14 CEST ARK-Servers.net is a ARK servers list. Its goal is to provide an efficient way for players to find a server that suits their needs and also for servers owners to get more players on their servers. 60 Community Crunch 228 https://ark-servers.net/blog/131/community-crunch-228/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/131/community-crunch-228/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 20:14 CEST Summer Bash Extension

We realize some players were unable to take part in the beginning of Summer Bash and have extended our Summer Bash event an extra week. You have until July 21st to kick back and relax in the summer sun

Patch Notes Roundup


It's been a few months since we've done the last patch notes round-up and much has been added. From the launch of Crystal Isles on PC to the introduction of ARK to the Epic Games Store, there's been much going on. With hundreds of additions, changes, or fixes, we figured it'd be good to kick off an ARK summer with a recap of the past few months.

Significant Milestones
- Launched Crystal Isles as a free expansion on PC - Launched ARK on the Epic Games Store - EGS Clients can now use the favourite server feature - Whisper (ALT+B) and Yell voice (Shift+B) chat have been added - New command line arg: -PublicIPForEpic=<IPAddress> If this command line arg is used, this is the public IP that EGS clients will attempt to connect to. If this command line is missing and -Multihome is specified, then EGS clients will attempt to connect to the Multihome IP Note that if you're using Multihome and specify a non-public IP address, then players will not be able to connect to your server using EGS. Make sure to set a public IP address (e.g WAN or external)
Crystal Wyverns
- Crystal Wyverns can now be cryopoded - Crystal Wyverns can now be transferred between maps
Bees
- Queen Bee will no longer spawn bees when encumbered - Queen Bee will take 3% of health as damage when a bee of hers is killed - Queen Bee will stop spawning bees when at 10% HP
MEK's
- Reduced MEK pistol damage to players by 85% - Reduced MEK Pistol range by 25% - Prevented MEKS from being able to be stacked inside each other
TEK
- TEK Shield now has a limited number of crafts (like other TEK blueprints) - Fixed an issue with TEK durability that prevented stat capping - Made some UI improvements to the TEK Grenade Launcher and the Giant Turtle's Breath Attack
Creatures (General)
- Scout can no longer pushed tamed dinos - Increased Ovis corpse harvesting scaling by 4x - Reduced the Giant Turtle's bubble-blowing attack on when above ground - Valguero Ice wyvern class switched to Ragnarok Ice Wyvern - Adjusted (reduced) the Thyla cost for cloning - Argents can no longer pick up smaller wild aggressive creatures in PvE
Cryopod's
- Introduced an increase incoming damage multiplier from the cryopod-release debuff
Genesis
- Additional protection added to glitches on Genesis - Titans cannot be transferred into Genesis - Managarmr cannot be ridden on regular Genesis servers (can be ridden on flyer-allowed servers) - Lava Lizard can now be spayed or neutered - Ferox breeding/mutation movement speed has been corrected to be consistent between small and large Ferox. - X-Dinos will now receive the Active Event Colour Override
General
- Improved listing for Unofficial Servers on EGS clients - Re-implemented Multihome server functionality - Loot crates will now automatically open when purchased if you are flying or swimming - Created a cheat command to grant unlimited weight for admins (Cheat deeppockets or cheat infiniteweight) - Fertilized Eggs now have a warning when a player attempts to consume them - Mindwipe Tonic now warns players before being consumed - Corrupted Dinos can no longer be teleported - Set ORP activation timer to 10 seconds on Official PVE servers - Reduced scaling factor of sheep harvesting health to reduce stalls - Added additional protection to character downloads in invalid cases - Added additional logging on Official Servers to identify connection and listing issues. - Primal Crystal is now transferable - Genesis Geysers no longer restore the food stat - Jump Pad enemy foundation prevention removed - Limited the public teleport setting specifically for Official PvP - Disabled bRawSockets as they no longer function with the new game networking code - Added additional server-side transfer logging - Fixed some cases where the login lock could be bypassed
Bugs
- Fixed multiple level design issues related to holes, volumes, floating foliage, and more. - Fixed Dino Leash breaking on restart - Fixed a crash related to crafting items with the gamepad - Fixed a bug which would cause dinos to get stuck when using the Arctic NE teleport - Fixed players being unable to use the bunny-hop dance - Fixed a bug where using the rocket launcher could propel you backwards - Fixed a bug where some Crystal Wyverns could not be tamed properly - Fixed Tropical Wyvern from regaining health passively - Fixed Legacy Servers not showing up when transferring. - Fixed the 'Kicked by BattlEye' disconnection error - Fixed certain server map names not showing on the session filter - Fixed eggs and babies being teleported to 0,0 when in stasis - Fixed voice connection remnants after transferring to a different server - Fixed Linux servers not starting up - Fixed a client side crash when accessing inventories - Fixed Crystal Isles Map showing in all filters - Fixed a mating range bug - Fixed multiple server stalls - Fixed some missing icon related to holiday emotes - Fixed a bug which could have caused characters to fail to download - Retroactive fix for Valguero Ice Wyverns which were stuck as "Raptors" in cryopods. (Note: you'll still see the raptor icon until you deploy the cryopod) - Fixed a bug with Cruise Missiles which caused them to detonate on the player firing - Fixed a bug which prevented MEKs from attacking structures - Fixed an exploit with the Rock Drake - Fixed a bug that could cause items to transfer back to your own inventory when transferring from personal to remote with the T key. - Fixed a bug with the grenade launcher where it sometimes wouldn't use all its ammo - Fixed some bugs where XP was not being awarded properly when collecting Glitches - Fixed a crash that resulted when trying to craft an item from the hotbar - Fixed a bug where releasing from a cryopod using EnableCryopodNerf would cause them to take 10x damage for the time set. - Resolved some connection and start up issues with EGS clients - Fixed multiple start up crashes affecting some EGS clients - Fixed language overrides on EGS - Fixed EGS clients not being able to connect to password protected servers
Exploits
- Fixed some exploits related to ranged weapons and guns. - Fixed an exploit which allowed players to transfer items into non-downloadable servers - Fixed multiple undermesh exploits - Added some additional exploit protection to the transfer system - Added additional protection to GCM, Explorer Notes, and Glitches to address potential exploits - Improved anti mesh detection logic - Improved climbing pick logic to fix some meshing exploits - Fixed multiple exploits that allowed you to stack creatures on top of each other - Fixed several exploits with Magmasaur - Fixed a bug with certain creatures attacking through structure walls - Fixed an exploit that allowed mission creatures to be used in unintended ways - Fixed an exploit which allowed certain creatures to attack structures through walls - Adjusted several creatures for the prevention of mesh biting - Fixed an exploit with turrets and ziplines - Fixed an exploit with meshing and the cruise missile

ARK Summer Sale


Kick back enjoy a great start to your summer with the ARK Summer Sale. For a limited time, ARK will be up to 80% off!

ARK on Steam

EVO Event


While Summer Bash is active from June 25th to July 21st, there will be no special EVO event rates.

Summer Bash Rates
  • 3X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • 4X Player XP
  • 4X Harvesting
  • 4X Taming

Community Fan Art

Event Gachas by @nova_fox13


Valguero Rainbow by @welshwilco


Building With TEK by @sugarmodark


Exogenesis by @jeffrichey


Family by @Schillaa2


Shadow of Death by @grammar_gamer


Addicts Drawing by @wyvernadas


See you next week!

Studio Wildcard


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Community Crunch 228 https://ark-servers.net/blog/130/community-crunch-228/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/130/community-crunch-228/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 20:14 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 227: Summer Bash Is Live! https://ark-servers.net/blog/129/community-crunch-227-summer-bash-is-live/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/129/community-crunch-227-summer-bash-is-live/ Thu, 25 Jun 2020 19:02 CEST Summer Bash Is Live


Break out your shades and catch some rays in the 2020 Summer Bash event. If you ever needed an excuse to celebrate summer and soak in some sun, we've got you covered. From June 25th to July 14th the second Summer Bash event will be underway. Spend your time relaxing by the beach in the new Hawaiian shirts or have a fight your tribe using the new water-gun skin. However you choose to spend your summer in ARK, Summer Bash is bound to cook up a lot of entertainment.



Event Start
PC: 10AM PDT
XBOX & PS4: 1PM PDT

Rate Boosts
  • 3X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • 4X Player XP
  • 4X Harvesting
  • 4X Taming
New Emotes
  • Guitar Riff
  • Drum Solo
  • Head Banger
New Skins
  • 4 new Hawaiian-style shirt Skins
  • 3 new Swimsuit Skins
  • BBQ-themed Grilling Spatula (Club Skin)
  • Frisbee Skin (Boomerang)
  • 1 Sunglasses Skin w/ customizable lenses
  • Super Soaker style Squirt Gun Skin (Flamethrower)
New Chibi Pets
  • Manta
  • Ammonite
  • Cnidaria
  • Plesiosaur
  • Astrocetus
Event-Colored Wild Creatures
  • Dino Dark Blue
  • Red
  • White
  • Dino Sky Blue
  • Dark Red
  • Blue
  • Light Grey
  • Cream
  • Cammo
  • Orange
  • MediumTeal
  • DarkBlue
  • LemonLime
  • Peach
  • Coral

The event kicks off at 10AM PDT.



Breeding Changes and Improvements

With the start of the 5th Anniversary event, we implemented some changes to the way our servers calculate growing baby dinos. By distributing these calculations we can recover some of the performance costs related to breeding calculations, which is quite cost-intensive.

In more technical terms, we have done this by measuring the stress on a server with each tick and batching the actors to process their breeding calculations over the course of several ticks rather than all of them on every tick. For a server that is already in a stable state not much might be noticed, but for a server under intense stress players may notice that breeding calculations, and the initial start of mating may be a little delayed.

The good news is that players should notice less performance issues during boosted breeding rates. Servers will always be put under extra strain during event rates, especially so in regards to breeding rates but we've sought to minimize that with these changes and we've noticed some positive improvements.

If you are on a busy server and experiencing some delays, this is why and we're currently iterating on this so these response delays don't feel like as much of a disruption.

Our Community Crunch Is Moving


We're moving the Community Crunch back to Friday's! In addition to moving the Crunch back to Friday's, we'll start to feature community content in the Community Crunch rather than its own separate day. If you are creating or sharing ARK content, be sure to tag it with #playARK for a chance to be featured!

ARK Summer Sale


Kick back enjoy a great start to your summer with the ARK Summer Sale. For a limited time, ARK will be up to 80% off!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/346110

EVO Event


While Summer Bash is active from June 25th to July 14th, there will be no special EVO event rates.

Summer Bash Rates
  • 3X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • 4X Player XP
  • 4X Harvesting
  • 4X Taming


Community Fan Art

Crystal Griffin by @bluedragonark


Fire Reef by @ProjectTiamat


ActualBlack Megatherium by @TiiaAurora


Argentavis on Genesis by @PicturesofArk


Epic Viking Longhouse by @ThePilgrimz


Wyvern Drawing by @RunsWithPencil



See you next week!

Studio Wildcard

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Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark]]>
Community Crunch 226 https://ark-servers.net/blog/128/community-crunch-226/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/128/community-crunch-226/ Fri, 19 Jun 2020 18:53 CEST Introducing Summer Bash 2020

Break out your shades and catch some rays in the 2020 Summer Bash event. If you ever needed an excuse to celebrate summer and soak in some sun, we've got you covered.  From June 25th to July 14th the second Summer Bash event will be underway.  Spend your time relaxing by the beach in the new Hawaiian shirts or have a fight your tribe using the new water-gun skin. However you choose to spend your summer in ARK, Summer Bash is bound to cook up a lot of entertainment. 

Rate Boosts
3X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
3X Player XP
3X Harvesting
3X Taming

New Emotes
Guitar Riff
Drum Solo
Head Banger

New Skins
4 new Hawaiian-style shirt Skins
3 new Swimsuit Skins
BBQ-themed Grilling Spatula (Club Skin)
Frisbee Skin (Boomerang)
1 Sunglasses Skin w/ customizable lenses

New Chibi Pets
Manta
Ammonite
Cnidaria
Plesiosaur
Astrocetus

Event-Colored Wild Creatures
Dino Dark Blue
Red
White
Dino Sky Blue
Dark Red
Blue
Light Grey
Cream
Cammo
Orange
MediumTeal
DarkBlue
LemonLime
Peach
Coral

We at Studio Wildcard wish everyone a sun-filled summer with tons of fun.  Until next time!

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Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
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Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark
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Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark



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Community Crunch 226 https://ark-servers.net/blog/127/community-crunch-226/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/127/community-crunch-226/ Fri, 19 Jun 2020 18:53 CEST here.]]> Crystal Isles - Free ARK Expansion Map https://ark-servers.net/blog/126/crystal-isles-free-ark-expansion-map/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/126/crystal-isles-free-ark-expansion-map/ Fri, 12 Jun 2020 07:59 CEST


Celebrate the return of an ARK community classic, updated with a new real-world dinosaur for you to tame, and now added to ARK’s Official Server networks! Crystal Isles is 150 square kilometers of colorful scenery and awe-inspiring biomes teeming with life. This map's supernatural beauty has won the hearts of the ARK community since its debut as a mod in 2016, and we've polished it to bring out its shine.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1270830/Crystal_Isles__ARK_Expansion_Map/



Whether you think you know Crystal Isles or plan to explore this map for the first time, you should be prepared for new discoveries. Build your bases high in rainforest canopy and mysterious floating islands, then dive deep into undersea caverns in search of resources. Tame and saddle up your own Tropeognathus—ARK’s newest pterosaur—for a dizzying jet-fuel-powered ride into aerial combat, complete with powerful mounted flak cannon!





Crystal Isles includes:
  • A 150 sq km map with a wide variety of unique biomes to explore
  • The Great Valley, a rainforest with bogs and towering tree limbs that lend new options for base-building
  • Emberfall, a fantastic region of vibrant foliage and volcanic danger that also rewards exploration
  • Eldritch Isle, an eerie and challenging realm worth braving for its valuable resources, like Element and oil
  • Apotheosis, a cluster of floating islands tangled with vines and roots, shot through with cavernous pockets, and spilling over with waterfalls
  • Three types of crystal wyvern types for you to tame and breed
  • A new custom boss arena
  • New Dinosaur Tame: Tropeognathus! This large pterosaur from the Cretaceous period can now be found making its home on Crystal Isles. Tropeognathus’ keel-tipped snout can quickly gnash victims’ armor into bits, and when outfitted with a saddle containing a jetpack, its speed and maneuverability are second-to-none. Also providing a built-in flak cannon available to the pilot, this terror of the skies can engage in aerial combat with extreme deadliness





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Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark

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Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark]]>
Community Crunch 225: Crystal Isles, 5th Anniversary, Timecapsule and more! https://ark-servers.net/blog/125/community-crunch-225-crystal-isles-5th-anniversary-timecapsule-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/125/community-crunch-225-crystal-isles-5th-anniversary-timecapsule-and-more/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:14 CEST

It’s been five exciting years since ARK: Survival Evolved opened the way to the ARK and survivors around the world set out on half a decade’s worth of adventure.

In this Crunch, we’ll be covering the unique, real-world dino, the Tropeognathus, the much anticipated Crystal Isles launch, our fun Anniversary Event, and a blast from the past by way of Timecapsule Servers.

Crystal Isles Launch



If you’ve been following the mod community, you’re probably familiar with Crystal Isles. Its supernatural beauty won the hearts of the ARK community since its debut as a mod in 2016. For four years it has grown to over 240K subscriptions and has called for many requests for the community to make it an official map.

We’ve decided to give it a new coat of polish to bring out its true shine. The newly updated Crystal Isles launches with a 150 sq km map with a wide variety of awe-inspiring biomes teeming with life. Whether you think you know Crystal Isles or plan to explore this map for the first time, be prepared for new breathtaking discoveries.




Build your bases high in rainforest canopies or mysterious floating islands, then dive deep into undersea caverns in search of resources. The Great Valley, a rainforest with bogs and towering tree limbs, lends new options for base-building and traversal. Eldritch Isle, an eerie and challenging realm, will be worth braving for its valuable resources like element and oil. Emberfall, a fantastic region of vibrant foliage and volcanic danger, will reward those who chose to explore in the region. Perhaps most awe-inspiring, Apotheosis, a cluster of floating islands tangled with vines and roots, shot through with cavernous pockets and spilling over with waterfalls. With three types of crystal wyvern for you to tame and breed and a new custom boss arena, Crystal Isles is sure to keep you busy.



Celebrate ARK’s anniversary with an updated Crystal Isles map and a new real-world dinosaur for you to tame on ARK’s PC Official Server networks!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1270830/Crystal_Isles__ARK_Expansion_Map/

And of course, with a new map, comes new servers! Please remember that transfers into these servers will only be enabled for characters and not creatures or items. We'll be opening those up at a later date, however, transfers out are enabled for characters, items, and creatures.

Unofficials can host the map themselves using the following map name: CrystalIsles

Protip: Adjust your map filter to CrystalIsles to find them quicker!

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Anniversary Event



We couldn’t let our fifth anniversary pass without an in-game event to accompany it! Bring out your party hats, because from June 11th to June 24th, ARK will be celebrating the memories we’ve made along the way. In addition to Tropeognathus making its grand debut, we’ll be introducing 5 new chibi’s to collect. Looking to complete your chibi collection? A brand new feature for this event allows you to trade 4 for a new one in the forge.

Throw a surprise party for your tribe-mates with the new pop-out birthday cake structure and have a get-together with your tribe wearing party hat skins from prior events!

Event Details
This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -activeevent=birthday​​​​​​​
Event Dates: June 11th to June 24th
Event Rates:
  • 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • 4X Player XP
  • 4X Harvesting
  • 4X Taming

Event Creatures:
  • 5 New Chibi pets
  • Party Dodo (Harvested to get cake slices for event content)

Event Content:
  • Pop Out Birthday Cake Structure

Tropeognathus



Tame and saddle up your own Tropeognathus—ARK’s newest pterosaur—for a dizzying jet-fuel-powered ride into aerial combat, complete with powerful mounted flak cannon!
This large pterosaur from the Cretaceous period can quickly gnash victims’ armor into bits, and when outfitted with a saddle containing a jetpack, its speed and maneuverability are second-to-none. Also providing a built-in flak cannon available to the pilot, this terror of the skies can engage in aerial combat with extreme deadliness.

Tropeognathus makes its debut on the ARK with the introduction of our anniversary event! The creature can be found exclusively on Crystal Isles when playing on PC, and on console the flying terror can be encountered as a rare spawn on the following maps: The Island, The Center, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, and Valguero.

Timecapsule Servers



Before TEK suits and replicators, survivors experienced the Island in a much different way. Traversing the landscape provided unique challenges without many of the creatures we know and love. It might be hard to imagine The Island without the Redwoods biome or the numerous caves that have been added but earlier survivors will have distinct memories of this era in ARK’s history.

Many of the latest creatures that serve as companions, utility, and defense in ARK’s modern era weren’t a concept yet. Time capsule servers will offer a unique perspective and highlight the progression of ARK’s content, lore, and community when compared to the current day.



While we’re happy to take this trip down memory lane it’s important to remember that Timecapsule servers are a snapshot of a moment in time. They won’t receive any customer service support or future updates.

The Timecapsule Experience
Here are a few notable features of the 2015 Timecapsule build:
  • No TEK Engrams
  • No fabricated snipers, compound bows, pump action shotguns or longneck rifles
  • Flyer speed can be increased

If you'd like to take a look at ARK in its most primitive days, you'll need to opt into our special branch in your steam ARK configuration. You can do so by following the steps below:

1) Right-click on the ARK game in your Steam library and select "properties"
2) Select the "Beta" tab
3) Locate "timecapsule" in the drop-down menu and select that.
4) Select close, patch ARK, and start punching trees!

EVO Event



While the Anniversary event is active, there will be no special EVO rates. The event rates for Official servers:
  • 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • 4X Player XP
  • 4X Harvesting
  • 4X Taming

We’d like to thank the community once more, as we truly appreciate all the passion and support you’ve shown the game. While we couldn’t have foreseen quite how the last 5 years would play out, from primitive dwellings to hyperspace whales, our vision for the ARK franchise is as strong as ever. So stick with us on this rollercoaster ride into the future, as we look forward with you to tremendously exciting years ahead for ARK, where the very definition of survival continues to evolve.
With gratitude,



The Studio Wildcard team!


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Community Crunch 225: Crystal Isles, 5th Anniversary, Timecapsule and more! https://ark-servers.net/blog/124/community-crunch-225-crystal-isles-5th-anniversary-timecapsule-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/124/community-crunch-225-crystal-isles-5th-anniversary-timecapsule-and-more/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:08 CEST

It’s been five exciting years since ARK: Survival Evolved opened the way to the ARK and survivors around the world set out on half a decade’s worth of adventure.

In this Crunch, we’ll be covering the unique, real-world dino, the Tropeognathus, the much anticipated Crystal Isles launch, our fun Anniversary Event, and a blast from the past by way of Timecapsule Servers.

Crystal Isles Launch



If you’ve been following the mod community, you’re probably familiar with Crystal Isles. Its supernatural beauty won the hearts of the ARK community since its debut as a mod in 2016. For four years it has grown to over 240K subscriptions and has called for many requests for the community to make it an official map.

We’ve decided to give it a new coat of polish to bring out its true shine. The newly updated Crystal Isles launches with a 150 sq km map with a wide variety of awe-inspiring biomes teeming with life. Whether you think you know Crystal Isles or plan to explore this map for the first time, be prepared for new breathtaking discoveries.




Build your bases high in rainforest canopies or mysterious floating islands, then dive deep into undersea caverns in search of resources. The Great Valley, a rainforest with bogs and towering tree limbs, lends new options for base-building and traversal. Eldritch Isle, an eerie and challenging realm, will be worth braving for its valuable resources like element and oil. Emberfall, a fantastic region of vibrant foliage and volcanic danger, will reward those who chose to explore in the region. Perhaps most awe-inspiring, Apotheosis, a cluster of floating islands tangled with vines and roots, shot through with cavernous pockets and spilling over with waterfalls. With three types of crystal wyvern for you to tame and breed and a new custom boss arena, Crystal Isles is sure to keep you busy.



Celebrate ARK’s anniversary with an updated Crystal Isles map and a new real-world dinosaur for you to tame on ARK’s PC Official Server networks!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1270830/Crystal_Isles__ARK_Expansion_Map/

And of course, with a new map, comes new servers! Please remember that transfers into these servers will only be enabled for characters and not creatures or items. We'll be opening those up at a later date, however, transfers out are enabled for characters, items, and creatures.

Unofficials can host the map themselves using the following map name: CrystalIsles

Protip: Adjust your map filter to CrystalIsles to find them quicker!

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Anniversary Event



We couldn’t let our fifth anniversary pass without an in-game event to accompany it! Bring out your party hats, because from June 11th to June 24th, ARK will be celebrating the memories we’ve made along the way. In addition to Tropeognathus making its grand debut, we’ll be introducing 5 new chibi’s to collect. Looking to complete your chibi collection? A brand new feature for this event allows you to trade 4 for a new one in the forge.

Throw a surprise party for your tribe-mates with the new pop-out birthday cake structure and have a get-together with your tribe wearing party hat skins from prior events!

Event Details
This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -activeevent=birthday​​​​​​​
Event Dates: June 11th to June 24th
Event Rates:
  • 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • 4X Player XP
  • 4X Harvesting
  • 4X Taming

Event Creatures:
  • 5 New Chibi pets
  • Party Dodo (Harvested to get cake slices for event content)

Event Content:
  • Pop Out Birthday Cake Structure

Tropeognathus



Tame and saddle up your own Tropeognathus—ARK’s newest pterosaur—for a dizzying jet-fuel-powered ride into aerial combat, complete with powerful mounted flak cannon!
This large pterosaur from the Cretaceous period can quickly gnash victims’ armor into bits, and when outfitted with a saddle containing a jetpack, its speed and maneuverability are second-to-none. Also providing a built-in flak cannon available to the pilot, this terror of the skies can engage in aerial combat with extreme deadliness.

Tropeognathus makes its debut on the ARK with the introduction of our anniversary event! The creature can be found exclusively on Crystal Isles when playing on PC, and on console the flying terror can be encountered as a rare spawn on the following maps: The Island, The Center, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, and Valguero.

Timecapsule Servers



Before TEK suits and replicators, survivors experienced the Island in a much different way. Traversing the landscape provided unique challenges without many of the creatures we know and love. It might be hard to imagine The Island without the Redwoods biome or the numerous caves that have been added but earlier survivors will have distinct memories of this era in ARK’s history.

Many of the latest creatures that serve as companions, utility, and defense in ARK’s modern era weren’t a concept yet. Time capsule servers will offer a unique perspective and highlight the progression of ARK’s content, lore, and community when compared to the current day.



While we’re happy to take this trip down memory lane it’s important to remember that Timecapsule servers are a snapshot of a moment in time. They won’t receive any customer service support or future updates.

The Timecapsule Experience
Here are a few notable features of the 2015 Timecapsule build:
  • No TEK Engrams
  • No fabricated snipers, compound bows, pump action shotguns or longneck rifles
  • Flyer speed can be increased

If you'd like to take a look at ARK in its most primitive days, you'll need to opt into our special branch in your steam ARK configuration. You can do so by following the steps below:

1) Right-click on the ARK game in your Steam library and select "properties"
2) Select the "Beta" tab
3) Locate "timecapsule" in the drop-down menu and select that.
4) Select close, patch ARK, and start punching trees!

EVO Event



While the Anniversary event is active, there will be no special EVO rates. The event rates for Official servers:
  • 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • 4X Player XP
  • 4X Harvesting
  • 4X Taming

We’d like to thank the community once more, as we truly appreciate all the passion and support you’ve shown the game. While we couldn’t have foreseen quite how the last 5 years would play out, from primitive dwellings to hyperspace whales, our vision for the ARK franchise is as strong as ever. So stick with us on this rollercoaster ride into the future, as we look forward with you to tremendously exciting years ahead for ARK, where the very definition of survival continues to evolve.
With gratitude,



The Studio Wildcard team!


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Introducing Tropeognathus! https://ark-servers.net/blog/123/introducing-tropeognathus/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/123/introducing-tropeognathus/ Fri, 22 May 2020 22:08 CEST Introducing Tropeognathus!

Common Name: Tropeo
Species: Tropeognathus mesembrinus
Time: Cretaceous
Diet: Piscivore
Temperament: Neutral

Up close, Tropeognathus mesembrinus is easily recognized by the keeled crests on its snout, but with wingspans of up to twenty-seven feet, you’re sure to spot it before then. 

These large wings are not only ideal for catching air currents over its ocean hunting grounds, but they also let Tropeognathus draft off of other flying creatures by flying behind them. While not the fastest flyer on the Isles, when combined with its remarkable stamina, this makes Tropeognathus well suited for long distance flight.

Because it’s on the wing so much, Tropeognathus is best snared by those riding another flier. I've noticed the more clever tribespeople using chain bolas to capture them while airborne.

Domesticated
Once tamed, Tropeognathus has proven quite useful to the people of the Isles beyond mere transportation. For example, its toothed beak can grind down many common goods to their base components, which is a great way to recycle items and gear! Well, so long as you have a rag handy to wipe off the spit...

That bite is punishing enough to crack armor and grind through it over time, and Tropeognathus can blow away flora and fauna alike with a gust from its wings. Air-to-air combat is where this creature really shines, though. And with the right tools, some survivors have managed to fit them with a saddle-mounted flak cannon and jet engine for maximum lethality. 

Trust me, you haven't lived until you've ridden a jet-powered pterosaur into a dogfight. Saddle one up and see for yourself - you can be my wingman anytime!



Crystal Isles


Prepare your tribe and get ready for another epic adventure! Crystal Isles will be coming to PC on June 4th!

Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off)


Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK?  Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs.

Go grab your copy now!

EVO Event


As mentioned previously, we'll be keeping 2X rates on until further notice.

Studio Wildcard 

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Introducing Tropeognathus! https://ark-servers.net/blog/122/introducing-tropeognathus/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/122/introducing-tropeognathus/ Fri, 22 May 2020 22:08 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 224: Anniversary Event, Crystal Isles Launch, New Dino & More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/121/community-crunch-224-anniversary-event-crystal-isles-launch-new-dino/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/121/community-crunch-224-anniversary-event-crystal-isles-launch-new-dino/ Sat, 09 May 2020 07:54 CEST
June 2020 will mark the 5th anniversary of ARK: Survival Evolved, and what an amazing five years it’s been! We have some special treats planned to commemorate the occasion with our fantastic community!

We’ll be celebrating this momentous milestone with multi-week long revelries which will include a special birthday in-game event, the arrival of a new dinosaur, and the initial rollout of the one-of-a-kind experience of the expansive Official “ISO: Crystal Isles” map!

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????


Here’s a little teaser of our new real-world dinosaur primed to make its dizzying mark upon the skies on June the 4th across all platforms! Can you guess what it is?

Crystal Isles


Crystal Isles is a stunning, other-worldly map filled with a vibrant display of teeming life scattered amidst its varied landscapes, awe-inspiring floating islands, and breathtaking biomes.

Ever since Crystal Isles launched as a mod in 2016, its fantasy appeal has secured its place as one of the most popular maps within the ARK community and we’re thrilled to bring it to players as a fully supported free DLC.


Crystal Isles will initially launch for PC on June the 4th, with an Xbox and PS4 launch coming later this summer as the team continues to hunker down and iterate on the console version.

We hear you on the Crystal Wyverns and they’ll certainly be making their tameable appearance on the Isles! ;)

Anniversary Event
And finally, we’ll be donning our party hats and celebrating with a time-honored in-game event commencing on all platforms on June 4, featuring Party Dodos, interactive cakes, new chibis & surprises, and dazzling unicorns frolicking on rainbows. Yes, really!


It’s been an incredible journey over the last 5 years filled with so many unforgettable memories and we can’t wait to celebrate with you once more!

Eggcellent Adventure Winners
There were so many amazing entries we found it hard to choose just one winner from each category. We’ve decided to award more prizes!

GrandPrize: 100$, plus a copy of the Genesis Season Pass and a special ARK Goodie bag!

ButWhyTho


Congratulations, what an epic creation!

Winners: 100$ prize each!

DodoPandora

Progress Pictures[imgur.com]

AlannahJay101


Mitharen


Congratulations to these winners! And finally...

Runners Up: 50$ prize each

Amitaya1982


Magmamage


Thank you all for the creative entries!

Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off)

Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs.

Go grab your copy now!

Evo Event


As mentioned in a previous post we've enabled 2x XP, taming, breeding, and harvest. We'll continue to run these rates for the time being as a gesture towards our community as we all deal with the isolation and stress during these tough times.


We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past five years and couldn’t have done it without your love and support. Thank you! Stay safe and take care!

Studio Wildcard

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Community Crunch 224: Anniversary Event, Crystal Isles Launch, New Dino &amp; More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/120/community-crunch-224-anniversary-event-crystal-isles-launch-new-dino/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/120/community-crunch-224-anniversary-event-crystal-isles-launch-new-dino/ Sat, 09 May 2020 07:54 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 223: Genesis Transfers & On The Horizon https://ark-servers.net/blog/119/community-crunch-223-genesis-transfers/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/119/community-crunch-223-genesis-transfers/ Tue, 28 Apr 2020 00:42 CEST
In this edition of the Community Crunch, we’ll cover the details of opening Genesis Transfers on our Official Networks, the Dupe Protection System, Meshing detection, Third-party software, hardware upgrades for our servers, player dedicated servers for console, Mac, Linux, and we’ll touch on what we’ve been working on recently along with an overview of our focuses over the coming weeks.

Before we dive into that, we’ll take a brief pause to acknowledge these unprecedented times for all of us - our team, our players, our families, and yours - things are tough right now and we could all use some support and camaraderie. Now, more than ever, activities like gaming allow us to stay connected and engaged with our community, particularly for those of us practicing social distancing, often in isolation. As a small gesture of appreciation for our extended ARK family, we will be continuing to run 2x rates for the foreseeable future. As we continue navigating our way through these extraordinary and challenging times together, our heartfelt thoughts are with all of you. Stay safe Survivors!



Genesis & New Official Servers Transfers
We’ll be opening full transfer of items and dinos into Genesis on June 4th, 2020 with two notes. The first note is that Extinction Titans will be restricted from transferring and the second is that Managarmr will be marked as unrideable. In the case of the latter, this decision was made in relation to their close-to-flyer status and their ability to dash through certain missions. We have opted to allow Gigas as they serve as a counter to tanking dinos, and Rockdrakes, as they bring some utility whilst being less mobile than Manas.

New Server Transfers
These were the latest servers added in tandem with our free weekend. Similarly to Genesis One servers, on June the 4th, they’ll also have their transfers enabled:
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland705
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter706
  • EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland707
  • EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter708
  • EU-PVE-Official-Ragnarok709
  • EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok710
  • EU-PVP-Official-Valguero711
  • EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland712
  • EU-PVE-Official-Valguero713
  • EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter714
  • EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok715
  • EU-PVP-Official-Valguero716
  • NA-PVE-Official-TheIsland717
  • NA-PVE-Official-TheCenter718
  • NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland719
  • NA-PVP-Official-TheCenter720
  • NA-PVE-Official-Ragnarok721
  • NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok722
  • NA-PVP-Official-Valguero723
  • NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland724
  • NA-PVE-Official-Valguero725
  • NA-PVP-Official-TheCenter726
  • NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok727
  • NA-PVP-Official-Valguero728

Server Upgrades
We’ve also been recently working on upgrading the last of our servers to new hardware. A lot has already taken place across all platforms, these were our most recent that took place over the last week:
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  • NA-PVE-Official-TheIsland339
  • NA-PVE-Official-Extinction502
  • EU-PVE-Official-Valguero526
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland198
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland43
  • EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok189
  • EU-PVE-Official-Ragnarok397
  • LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer262 (on Nitrado)
  • EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland333
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland343
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter349
  • LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer272 (on Nitrado)
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland346
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland347
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland344
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland395
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter396
  • LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer263 (on Nitrado)
  • EU-PVE-Official-Valguero523
  • EU-PVE-Official-Valguero525
  • LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-OfficialServer265 (on Nitrado)
  • LEGACY-EU-PVE-TheCenter633
  • EU-PVE-Official-Ragnarok389
  • LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-Isolated-Ragnarok60
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland78
  • EU-PVE-Official-GenOne661
  • EU-PVE-Official-GenOne662
  • EU-PVE-Official-GenOne663
  • LEGACY-The-EU-PVE-Ragnarok59
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheIsland705
  • EU-PVE-Official-TheCenter706
  • EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland707
  • EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter708
  • EU-PVE-Official-Valguero518
  • EU-PVE-Official-Valguero519
  • OC-PVE-Official-Ragnarok208
  • NA-PVE-Official-Ragnarok383
  • EU-PVE-Official-Valguero516



Mac & Linux
Late last week we were able to push out fixes for both the Mac and Linux versions of the game, which should allow those clients to play on the latest servers, with all the latest content. We appreciate your patience and will be working on improving our pipeline to get these out to you in a quicker and more stable state.

Live Game
Over the past couple of months, we’ve shifted our primary focus for our regular patches between balance/quality of life and bugs/exploits. The past few weeks have been primarily dedicated to bugs and exploits in this regard. We’ve also been working on various crash fixes. We plan to pivot back to further balance and QoL improvements soon, including a pass on breeding to improve player’s experience and further tweaks to mission rewards and crates on Genesis.

Anti-Cheat & Exploit Measures
The last time we spoke about our efforts to combat cheaters, we unveiled our work on our Anti-Meshing systems which focused on detection and prevention. After rolling out the system entirely, we saw a 90% reduction in overall meshing cases across the board. Since then, we've continued the fight against the various ways that underhanded survivors try to cheat on the ARK, and we'd like to give you an update on that fight.

Meshing
Our Anti-meshing Detection System is proving effective and we’re continuing to see a vast decline in incidents. Like all exploits/cheats, this is an ongoing battle and here's our latest progress:



As you can see the battle against meshers is not over, but cases remain low and will continue to decrease over time. Some of the additional changes we've been working on have included:
  • Improvements to the Anti Meshing detection system. This has involved being able to detect meshing in new areas of the map, as well as eliminating false positives and refining the system where edge cases could slip through.
  • Level Design changes across all maps which focused on filling in holes and ensuring that collision has been set correctly to prevent players from entering unintended playable areas of the map
  • Tackling mesh-methods head on to prevent players from being able to get into the mesh in the first place
  • Initial rollout of the Anti Mesh Biting solution on all platforms, to prevent creatures from attacking through the mesh. Still early days so far, but a lot of the primary methods of mesh biting have been eliminated and we’ll be continuing to monitor for new methods and reports to squash them too!

We really appreciate and want to thank the ARK community for the reports and support, as the information provided helped us to improve the system overall. Keep it coming guys! <3

Duping
Similarly to meshing, this has been another hot topic that has plagued the game. In one of our most recent updates, we were able to release a system to identify duped items (in some cases retroactively), as well as prevent many instances of duping from occurring in the first place. It's still early days, but so far the results have been outstanding, as we're sure some of you have seen. The system is still being monitored by our team and we'll continue to iterate on improvements where possible whilst having our enforcement team dish out harsher punishments.

Exploits & Bugs
Fixing bugs and exploits has been the main focus of our most recent patches. We’d intended to push out some patches focusing on balance but they were put on hold whilst we address what we consider to be more pressing issues.

Examples exploits we’ve fixed recently include:
  • Fixed an exploit with the Rock Drake
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed mission creatures to be used in unintended ways
  • Fixed an exploit which allowed certain creatures to attack structures through walls
  • Additional server-side protection against exploits
  • Fixed an exploit with turrets and ziplines
  • Fixed an exploit with meshing and the cruise missile
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed you to get under the map.
  • Fixed a mounting exploit with Magamasaur

And there’s definitely more if you go through the rest of the patch notes, as well as a whole host of bug fixes! [ark.gg]

We know that the patch notes regarding exploits aren’t super detailed. We typically just reference the object surrounding the exploit and that is because we prefer to hold these cards close to our chest, especially to prevent these methods from being exploited on unpatched Unofficial servers.

Player Reports
We recognize that some of the auto-responses on tickets could be worded in a more precise manner so as to mitigate confusion and we’ll be working with our GM’s to update them. Something we’d like to clarify is that an auto-response with the ticket being closed does not denote that the case isn’t being investigated. It means one of the following:
  • enforcement action has taken place
  • an investigation is ongoing
  • no further information from the reporter is required.

Our enforcement team (GM’s) does not disclose the outcome of player reports for player privacy reasons but rest assured that if a reported player or tribe is found in violation of the Code of Conduct, the enforcement team will be taking the necessary action against them.

For those wanting to report a player for breaking the code of conduct[survivetheark.com] on an Official Server, it can be done so here[support.survivetheark.com].

Third-Party Software (Aimbot/ESP etc)
Over the past few months, we’ve seen a spike in our CCUs across the platforms, which usually leads to a spike in cheaters too. In particular, on PC and Crossplay servers, we’ve witnessed a rise in aimbot reports and the team has been working hard with our partners to combat the use of third party software.

For some additional insight into the cycle of fighting against aimbots, this is usually what happens: We notice an increase in the number of aimbot reports, we work with our anti-cheat partners to identify and detect the new software and once that has been done, we’ll issue a ban wave and punish cheaters accordingly. Following this, we’ll see a slight dip in the frequency of aimbot reports on our Official Networks, until either new software is released or older software has been updated, and then we repeat the process again of identification, detection, and punishment. This cycle can be as long as a few weeks, or as short as a few days. It’s a constant cat and mouse and our team is working diligently with BattlEye in order to detect new third party software and keep our officials as safe from cheaters as possible. In addition to that, we have also ramped up our enforcement measures, including, not only player bans but full wipes of tribes associated.

In regards to Crossplay specifically, we’ve recently implemented and improved our systems & heuristics to identify those using malicious third party software and it is proving effective. Over the past week, our enforcement team has wiped multiple tribes and banned a large number of players on our Crossplay servers with more to come very soon. We’ll continue to enforce hard against these cheaters.

Eggcellent Painting Contest


As a reminder, the Eggcellent Painting contest is ongoing. There will be two competitions with a prize for the winner of $100!

In-Game Painting
Real-life Egg Painting

The entries will be judged by our community team. Submissions are limited to three eggs per survivor, so choose your best egg. You'll have the month of April to enter, with April 30th being the final day to enter. Submit your images in the comments below, and we look forward to seeing your creativity!

Click here for more details and enter your painting for a chance to win[survivetheark.com]

On The Horizon


Along with continuing to squash bugs, improve performance, and address any exploits that may arise, we will be working on planned balance and QoL for the Live Game. Some of the team are busy working on the upcoming Crystal Isles map and a unique new creature. We’re excited to release Crystal Isles on our Official Networks in the not too distant future!

Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off)

Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs.

Go grab your copy now!

Evo Event


As mentioned above, we've enabled 2x XP, taming, breeding, and harvest. We'll continue to run these rates for the time being as a gesture towards our community as we all deal with the isolation and stress during these tough times.

That’s about it for this Community Crunch. Stay safe and take care!

Studio Wildcard

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Community Crunch 223: Genesis Transfers &amp; On The Horizon https://ark-servers.net/blog/118/community-crunch-223-genesis-transfers/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/118/community-crunch-223-genesis-transfers/ Tue, 28 Apr 2020 00:42 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 222 https://ark-servers.net/blog/116/community-crunch-222/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/116/community-crunch-222/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 05:08 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 222 https://ark-servers.net/blog/117/community-crunch-222/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/117/community-crunch-222/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 05:07 CEST Patch Notes Round-Up

Much has happened since our last edition of the Patch Notes Round-Up. Since then, we've launched Genesis: Part 1 and introduced several improvements and bug fixes that have been circulating in the community. With close to 300 improvements, changes, and tweaks since the release of Genesis, we figure it might be a good time to summarize them and get you caught up to speed!

General
- Completed a full pass on Loot Crates to improve loot variation and quality - Unofficials can now use flying creatures by adding the following setting to your GameUserSettings.ini under the [ServerSettings] section: bForceCanRideFliers=True - Building is now enabled in mission areas by default on Unofficial Servers (no longer need to use the aforementioned ini to change it) - Increased the reliability of repairing glitches - Added a debuff to reduce damage to tames, players, structures for a short duration of time after releasing from cryo. - Increased the placement radius check for ocean platforms to prevent them from being placed next to enemy foundations/platforms - Added an optional visual indicator for the TEK trough radius - Added a "Grind All" function added to grinders
Magmasaur
- Basilisks can now be tamed on Fertilized Magmasaur Eggs - Magmasaur now requires metal ingots to shoot projectiles - Magmasaur projectile speed and gravity adjusted for proper turret targeting in low FPS conditions - Ambergris weight now scales by 0.5 in Magmasaur to help with raising babies
Snow Owl
- Players recover 50% faster from the frozen state left by the Snow Owl dive - Removed the Snow Owl heal effect on enemy players and enemy-tamed creatures (wild creatures are still affected) - Snow Owl dive slow has been reduced to 2.5 seconds
MEK's
- Pistol Damage versus Tamed Creatures reduced by 30% - MEK Rocket Boost (tapping/holding space) should no longer damage tamed creatures or players. - Reduce MEK movement speed by 20% when shield is up - Sword Damage versus Tamed Creatures and Players reduced by 25%
Ferox
- Adjusted Ferox knockback distance for PvE scenarios in which it could move other tribes tames - Ferox can no longer be trapped with a bola
Bloodstalker
- Reduced the range at which it can grapple an enemy to just slightly below maximum auto turret range (5800 units) - Reduced mobility for BloodStalker while over-encumbered - Improved the overall feel and appearance when webbed by BloodStalker
Pelagornis
- Polymer weight reduced by 80% when in Pelagornis inventory - Increased polymer harvesting by approximately 30%
Rhino
- Decreased the maximum damage scale from 12.5x to 8x when charging - Increased the time/distance it takes to charge up to max by 20% (so it'll take longer to hit that 8x) - Rhinos are now affected by Plant Y crowd control
Cluster Grenades
- Cluster fragments if shot by a turret will now detonate all other fragments from the same originating grenade
Fabricator
- Can now craft the TEK Replicator (TEK Replicator has been removed from Loot Crates in Genesis)
TEK Suits
- Increased TEK Suit repair costs by approximately 20% - Wearing a full TEK suit will prevent you from being targeted by bees when opening a beehive - Capped TEK Suit durability at 1500 - TEK Suit repair costs now scale with quality
HLNA
- Improved the accuracy of HLNA cardinal direction when teleporting - HLNA teleportation logic now tries to avoid turrets, non-allied players, and hostile dinos - Improved reliability of HLNA teleportation when traveling with tames - Improved HLNA performance when crafting a large number of items
Missions
- Improved several visual components of the mission UI (difficulty text, leaderboards, item lists, mission notifications) - Increase to timers on various beta and alpha race missions - Improved navigation issues on Escort Missions - Removed mission requirement for additional players when entering the final boss with a player who has the requirements. - Added a HUD notification during the VR Boss fight to indicate you've reached the limit - Creatures can no longer attack through the barrier while on Gauntlet missions
Creatures (Misc)
- Schools of fish no longer damage rafts and motorboats - Prevented itchy from stealing cryopods - Parasaurs no longer detect bodies that are not visible or rendered - Reduced cloning cost for the Giant Turtle - Gachas will no longer auto consume buff soup/food. This means they won't accidentally eat them when they're stored in troughs. - Added the ability to use the Reaper tailspin attack while using a gamepad - Insect swarms now give chitin instead of hide
Damage/Health
- Increased damage to insect swarms by Beelzebufo to 2.5x - Increased damage to insect swarms by Fire to 1.5x - Reduced health of insect swarms by 50% - Reduced Tek Claw damage against structures - Reduced AoE damage on the TEK cruise missile
Biomes
- Significantly reduced the frequency and slightly increased the duration of green rain in the bog biome - Reduced the number of insect swarms in Bog biome by about 25% - Added a cooldown between green rain insect swarm spawns. - Reduced the bat spawns in the main volcano within the volcano biome - Made several collision improvements for meshes on Aberration
Bugs
- Fixed an exploit with Magmasaur - Fixed an issue with Dedicated storage locking behavior on PvE (Players could withdraw items when it was "locked") - Fixed a bug that allowed building within the boss arena on Valguero - Fixed 100+ holes, terrain, and level design issues across various maps - Fixed a turret exploit with the Space Whale - Fixed multiple cases where the Bloodstalker couldn't swing around Extinction - Fixed some configuration issues with the dynamic rates ini on non-standard official servers - Fixed an issue with collision on several meshes - Fixed several mesh holes in various biomes - Fixed several missing notifications on gather, retrieve, basketball, hunt, and escort missions - Fixed an exploit that allowed Ferox to clip inside enemy structures - Fixed a bug which prevented the Moeder boss fight from initiating correctly - Fixed a bug which prevent players from seeing Primitive+ servers - Fixed an issue with crafting costs on TEK items - Fixed a bug which allowed players to cancel the Spinos' animation and attack twice. - Fixed multiple bugs related to locations showing Mission Areas when they weren't supposed to or vice versa - Fixed an invulnerability exploit - Fixed an invulnerability exploit for ferox - Fixed cooldown time for the mindwipe - Fixed various server crashes - Fixed a crash related to the bog spider - Fixed instances where the lunar buff would remain after using a TEK Teleporter - Fixed a rare occurrence where Ferox could jump through the mesh or get through the world barrier - Fixed a bug where Ferox could jump while over-encumbered - Fixed a bug that caused Ferox taming meter to be invisible - Fixed several taming effectiveness and taming multiplier bugs with BloodStalker and Giant Turtle - Fixed a case where Space Whale could blink behind static meshes - Fixed a bug with Ferox that allowed it to stay transformed by forcefeeding - Fixed an issue with mindwipes that caused them to have an increased cooldown timer - Fixed a bug with Ferox taming methods - Fixed an instance in which the BloodStalker's web could remain attached after teleporting with HLNA - Fixed a rare occurrence where the Dodo Basketball mission could not be completed after switching languages - Fixed several visual bugs with HLNA teleportation - Fixed a bug that prevented players using gamepads from using the throw attack on Karkinos - Fixed an issue that caused a Follow whistle command when holding 'B' on a gamepad - Fixed an occurrence where the mining drill sound would remain playing after mounting a dino - Fixed instances with damage scaling while using weapons with projectiles - Fixed a rare bug that caused recent mission progress to be lost after a server restart - Fixed a bug that caused the Space Whale corpse to disappear after 1 hit - Fixed a bug that prevented several Aberration dinos from being downloaded on Genesis - Fixed occurrences where Magmasaur could damage structures out of turret range - Fixed an exploit with Ferox - Fixed several performance-related crashes - Fixed an instance where the mining drill could dismount players - Fixed occurrences where players could incorrectly get inside of Gauntlet missions - Fixed incorrect damage for building in Arctic and Ocean biome - Fixed implementation of newly added Genesis configuration settings - Fixed an exploit with Ferox - Fixed a display bug with the Hexagon Shop - Fixed a bug where Pelas and Itchys would fly to xyz coordinates 0 0 0 - Fixed a bug where players could attack each other with the mining drill - Fixed a bug where items may have received an unintended item cap - Fixed player emote specific to Portugese language setting - Fixed certain languages not finding appropriate directories - Fixed several mesh holes - Fixed a critical crash - Fixed space whale's display name - Fixed an issue where rock slides would linger after ending - Fixed several visual bugs with Magmasaur - Fixed several visual bugs with Space Whale - Fixed several bugs with the Ferox taming process - Fixed issue where insect swarms could attack through walls - Fixed an issue with Megachelon (turtle) taming method - Fixed a taming bug with the Bloodstalker - Fixed a crash with Extinction's horde crate and element node - Fixed some bugs which caused projectiles to not expire on clients - Fixed an issue that would prevent players connecting to OC servers - Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving the mission buff in specific biomes (Bog/Ocean/Arctic) - Fixed the increased damage multiplier in various biomes - Fixed an edge case that caused the player to be destroyed when mounting an Equus and equipping its saddle - Fixed a visual bug with the Hover Skiff rotation when restarting the server - Fixed an instance where players with glide suits weren't being reeled in properly by BloodStalker - Fixed a bug where the Giant Turtle could be tamed out of render distance - Fixed an instance in which tamed dinos would be launched long distances by avalanches - Fixed a visual bug with the Space Whale saddle that caused skins to remain on when the saddle is removed - Fixed a bug where Ferox Stats were being rerolled after first time transforming - Fixed a damage exploit with Ferox - Fixed a rare case where the mining drill could damage the tek sensor - Fixed an exploit with cruise missiles that allowed them to bypass turrets - Added Deinonychus saddle to the engrams list - Added several missing items to the HLNA Hexagon Store - Magamasaur no longer takes damage from lava on The Center - Ferox should now keep its imprint buff when in large form - Teleporting East in the Bog biome will no longer transport the player South East - Activation/deactivation settings will now save on the tek alarm - Activation/deactivation settings will now save on the pressure plate - The lava on The Island in caves and the lava in the Wyvern trench on S.E. will no longer damage Magmasaur - Cryopods can be accessed in the HLNA Shop again - Made adjustments in areas near the volcano to fix rare instances where eruptions would instantly kill players/dinos - Prevented Meks from being deployed in the VR Mission - Re-enabled configuration to prevent Reapers from being transferred to Genesis - Improved several areas where localization was missing or incorrectly - Removed the ability to give birth to Reapers while on Genesis - Basketball Missions rewards should now match their intended reward returns - Restored Extinction Horde mode data

Eggcellent Adventure Returns Tomorrow


Don't forget Eggcellent Adventure starts tomorrow and runs until April 21st. Don't miss out on you opportunity to experience this annual event on PC, Xbox, and PS4!

Click Here For Event Details[survivetheark.com]

Stay At Home Sale (Up to 80% Off)


If you've been waiting to become a Survivor on PC, now is the time! ARK: Survival Evolved base game, Season Pass, Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction and the Explorer's Edition are now on sale on Steam!

Grab yours at the sale price until the 24th of April!

EVO Event


There will be no EVO event while Eggcellent Adventure is active.

Until next time!

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Community Crunch 203: Eggcellent Adventure 5! https://ark-servers.net/blog/115/community-crunch-203-eggcellent-adventure-5/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/115/community-crunch-203-eggcellent-adventure-5/ Sun, 29 Mar 2020 17:54 CEST Eggcellent Adventure 5


Beginning Tuesday, April 7th until April 21st, survivors will be able to experience our annual Eggcellent Adventure event on PC, Xbox, and PS4! While much of the world is at home, we wanted to give you some new adventures to hunt down. During Eggcellent Adventure 5, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's. These Bunny Eggs can be painted or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft new holiday-themed item skins such as the Spear and C4 skin, as well as 10 returning skins.

Similar to past Eggcellent Adventure events, Bunny Oviraptor's will drop festive Dino Candy. Collect the candy and feed it to your tames for a special festive effect! To top it all off, wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves sporting some eggcellent colors!

For those that are looking to expand their chibi collection, you're in luck! You'll be able to collect the past chibi's we've introduced with the addition of 6 new chibi pets by placing and cracking event-themed eggs from wild bunny dodos.

Event Details



Rate Boosts
2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 2X Player XP 2X Harvesting 2X Taming
New Chibi's
Megalodon Karkinos Beelzebufo Basilisk Seeker Bunny
New Emotes
Bunny Hop Dance
Skins
New Content Easter-themed C4 with easter-themed explosion VFX Chocolate Egg Easter Hat Easter-themed Spear Existing Content Bunny Ears Skin Bunny Ears Skin Procoptodon Bunny Costume Dino Easter Chick Hat Dino Easter Egg Hat Easter Chick Hat Easter Egg Hat Marshmallow Hat Skin Dino Marshmallow Hat Skin Chocolate Rabbit Club Skin
Items
Existing Content Festive Dino Candy
Event-colored Wild Creatures
Magenta Light Green Light Yellow Light Orange Light Red Dino Light Brown Dino Dark Brown Yellow Cyan Green Dino Medium Blue Turquoise LightPink DeepPink Peach Mint Teal PowderBlue Cream

Eggcellent Painting Contest


Want to show off your creative side? Similar to last year, we are bringing back the community egg-painting competition. After you've found a Dodo egg, place the egg down on the ground and take out your paintbrush and dyes. You'll be able to paint select regions on the egg as well as free-hand paint it with the brush to paint any design on it. Have fun and get creative!

There will be three competitions with a prize for the winner of $100!
  • In-Game Painting
  • Real-life Egg Painting

For the in-game egg painting, players are expected to paint their own designs and downloading templates or images to use is not allowed. For the real-life egg painting, we're looking for you and your tribemates to get together and paint some eggs in real life that somehow reflect the world of ARK! Screenshot or photo quality won't be taken into consideration but try to get a picture that best shows off your egg.

The entries will be judged by our community team. Submissions are limited to three eggs per survivor, so choose your best egg. You'll have the month of April to enter, with April 30th being the final day to enter. Submit your images in the comments below, and we look forward to seeing your creativity!

Click here for examples of entries from last year[survivetheark.com]


Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off)


Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs.

Go grab your copy now!


EVO Event


Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 3rd of Apr at 1 PM EST until Monday the 6th of Apr at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

3.5x Harvesting Rates
3.5x Breeding
3.5x Taming Rates
3.5x EXP Rates

Until next time!

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Community Crunch 203: Eggcellent Adventure 5! https://ark-servers.net/blog/114/community-crunch-203-eggcellent-adventure-5/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/114/community-crunch-203-eggcellent-adventure-5/ Sun, 29 Mar 2020 17:53 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 202 https://ark-servers.net/blog/112/community-crunch-202/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/112/community-crunch-202/ Tue, 17 Mar 2020 02:33 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 202 https://ark-servers.net/blog/113/community-crunch-202/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/113/community-crunch-202/ Tue, 17 Mar 2020 02:31 CET Community Crunch 202

Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!

We've got a short one this week. We're all busy working on new and exciting content for upcoming months. We are remaining focused on the health of the Official Network and collecting bug reports and feedback from various social media platforms.

You should expect to see a continued focus on existing bugs and polish as we round into the summer months!

On The Horizon


Enforcement Updates
Mission Areas
Last week we encountered a bug that rendered some caves build-able. If you have structures within a mission zone (cave) on the Genesis map, you should remove them. The Enforcement Team will take the appropriate actions to remove them otherwise.

Teleport Zones
Teleport zones are treated as spawn zones and should not be blocked or have turrets in them on PvP or PvE

Mindwipes
Recently we deployed a patch with a fix to the cooldown timer on mindwipes. We are aware that this didn't resolve all the existing issues that players are currently seeing. We are actively working on a fix for the remaining issues.

Player Dedicated Servers
We hoped to have player dedicated servers up and running but we've hit a roadblock that will delay us from being able to deliver the feature as we had previously hoped. We will keep you updated on the progress we are making!

Voice Chat
We're excited to introduce new chat modes (whisper and yell) for those that found the previous chat functionality lacking. We expect to have this feature deployed to PC in the near future!

EVO Events
We've enhanced our tuning system that's responsible for rates, like harvesting and taming, to be more accommodating for the various game modes and play styles we have available. This will allow us to do specialized rates for those who didn't normally receive them. We're putting the final pieces in place and we'll let you know when the system is live and ready to go. We'll do a detailed post outlining how you should expect EVO events to work in the future.


EVO Event


Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 20th of Mar at 1 PM EST until Monday the 23rd of Mar at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rates
2x Taming Rates
2x EXP Rates
Until next time!

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Community Crunch 219 https://ark-servers.net/blog/110/community-crunch-219/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/110/community-crunch-219/ Tue, 10 Mar 2020 02:55 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 219 https://ark-servers.net/blog/111/community-crunch-219/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/111/community-crunch-219/ Tue, 10 Mar 2020 02:53 CET Genesis Update


We'd like to give a big thanks to the community for all the support you've shown during the Genesis launch! We've seen some amazing community content and enjoy hearing your experiences in the simulation.

We have a busy summer coming up! Last week we announced the addition of a new map, Crystal Isles, and a new TLC patch coming this summer. Click here to read about the plans for Summer 2020.

In the meantime, we have a number of tweaks we'll be deploying to Genesis in the form of bug fixes and quality of life enhancements over the coming months. We are planning for a patch Wednesday to address some of the more immediate issues following the Genesis launch.

Enforcement Update

The Enforcement Team has been monitoring the overall health of the Official Network and have new updates to share with the community. Recently there has been an influx of people reporting that dinos are being left in mission areas, including blocking the hoop in basketball missions. Going forward, we will be removing any dinos if they are reported to be blocking mission areas or mission objectives

EVO Event



Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 13th of Mar at 1 PM EST until Monday the 16th of Mar at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rates
2x Taming Rates
2x EXP Rates


Until next time!

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Community Crunch 218 https://ark-servers.net/blog/109/-community-crunch-218/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/109/-community-crunch-218/ Thu, 05 Mar 2020 06:34 CET Introducing Crystal Isles

We are very excited to announce that the one-of-a-kind experience of the ISO: Crystal Isles map will be coming to PC, XBOX, and PlayStation this Summer!

Crystal Isles is a stunning, other-worldly map filled with a vibrant display of teeming life scattered amidst its varied landscapes, awe inspiring floating islands and breathtaking biomes. Ever since Crystal Isles launched as a mod in 2016, its fantasy appeal has secured its place as one of the most popular maps within the ARK community and we can't wait to bring it to players as a fully supported free DLC.



The Crystal Isles DLC will also launch resplendent with a new real-world dinosaur to tame! What do you think the new dinosaur may be?

In other news, we've been itching to share that we'll be performing a TLC Pass 3 in the Summer of 2020! This TLC pass will see some of our classic creatures get some new love via visual and functional upgrades.



As we move closer to the release of the new Crystal Isles DLC and our much-awaited TLC Pass 3 we'll share more details and information with our players.

New Sponsored Mods

Dead Survival


Tired of dinosaurs? Of course you aren’t, but sometimes we do want a little change in our diet. Dead Survival does just that, you can swap out the wildlife of the game with some … not… quite life? Zombies… I’m trying to say you can have zombies. Lots and lots of zombies. Hordes of them even.

Check out the Dead Survival Mod

Roleplay Additional Items


RP communities have been a long time aspect of ARK, but sometimes our core structures can feel a bit insubstantial when you are trying to build a set for acting in. Roleplay Additional Items can add a lot more flourish to your locations from lighting structures and gear, to new taxidermy stations!

Check out the Roleplay Additional Items Mod

ArkVenture Park


I’m pretty sure we have all dreamed of having our own backyard water slides and roller coasters. (Zen may have actually tried at one point, and failed… obviously) But now you can do just that in your base. Build that mine-cart roller-coaster that plows through your living room or a water-slide to the lava pools out back!

Check out the ArkVenture Park Mod

Castles, Keeps, and Forts: Remastered


CKF development went dormant for a little while while the author went on a break. But it’s back, and getting a face-lift. The author is taking what they learned over the years and working on a remastered CKF (The original is still available). So far it’s looking great!

Check out the Castles, Keeps, and Forts Mod

On The Horizon


Primitive+
Primitive+ remains a priority. We have engineering teams working on the complications from the Genesis update. We will keep you informed with any significant progress

Genesis Part I Update
We're continuing to work on Genesis bugs and balance and we plan to keep up with the rapid iterations. Thank you for your reports and feedback.

EVO Event


There will be no EVO event this upcoming weekend.

Until next time!

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Community Crunch 218 https://ark-servers.net/blog/108/-community-crunch-218/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/108/-community-crunch-218/ Thu, 05 Mar 2020 06:34 CET here.]]> ARK: Genesis Part 1 - Available Now! https://ark-servers.net/blog/107/ark-genesis-part-1-available-now/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/107/ark-genesis-part-1-available-now/ Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:29 CET

https://youtu.be/587ZD-y4LQE
Continue your quest for ultimate survival and unlock a whole new chapter in the saga of ARK: Survival Evolved with the ARK: Genesis Part I!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1113410/ARK_Genesis_Season_Pass/



Waking up within a virtual simulation, the ultimate task of survival lies ahead with challenges that have yet to be seen! ARK: Genesis represents a new, story-oriented beginning in ARK’s epic saga of survival.



With HLN-A, an in-game robotic companion, you must overcome the simulation’s rigorous tests. Uncovering the secrets of this ominous landscape will be no easy task. To pass the simulations test you will need to explore, build, tame and fight but also you must adapt just as the environment around you does.



EXPLORE LETHAL LANDSCAPES



ARK: Genesis presents a unique challenge with diverse landscapes and deceptively beautiful biomes.



Put your survival skills to the test while traversing chilling mountain peaks, treading through the imposing alien bog, drifting in low-gravity on the surface of an alien moon, or submerging yourself into deep undersea trenches.



Mastering each biome requires planning, preparation, smarts, and the ability to think fast on your feet. You never know when you’ll find yourself trapped in a whirlpool, escaping a sudden avalanche, or dodging a volcanic meteor shower.



The biomes you encounter aren’t just trying to kill you, they are preparing you for the challenges and missions that await.



GEAR UP AND BUILD UP



As you make your journey through the simulation, being equipped with the right weapons will be more important than ever. With new threats lurking in Genesis, combo-capable plasma claws and remote-guided cruise missiles will help you keep your competitive edge.



Tools like the fishing net and the mining drill allow you to be efficient on-the-go while vehicles like the hover-skiff may reduce your on-the-go time.



Interactive structural elements such as pressure plates, alarm systems, jump pads, and ocean platforms will be fundamental while establishing yourself in the unique habitats the biomes offer.



Whether you’re a go-it-alone survivalist, a weapon-making warmonger, or a base-building architect, ARK: Genesis has a crafting project suited for you.



CONQUER EVERY MISSION



HLN-A will be an extra set of ears and eyes as you embark on missions within the simulation. The simulation itself isn’t perfect, so you can earn extra credit (and experience) by fixing the glitches scattered all throughout the world. Through HLN-A, you will be provided a wide array of missions at varying difficulty levels to complete at your own convenience.



You may find yourself hunting and tracking powerful bosses, speeding to the finish line in dino races, tearing through swarms of enemies with the aid of power-ups, escorting vulnerable baby creatures to their parents, or playing a casual game of Dodo-Basketball.



HUNT AND TAME NEW CREATURES



The environments may be forbidding, but they’re nothing compared to the new creatures who call ARK: Genesis home. Take flight on hyperspace-capable space whale, swing from trees on a web-spinning spiderlike beast, build on sea turtles the size of islands, admire the cute-but-deadly shapeshifters, or utilize lava lizards that act as living forges - the choice is yours. Master the simulation, and test yourself against a mysterious new boss… the likes of which ARK has never seen before.



WILL YOU PASS THE TEST?



ARK: Genesis takes your story in an all-new direction — and your skill determines your success. Everything is turned up to the highest setting: the challenges, the dangers...and the vast rewards. Only the toughest and smartest survivors will pass all of the simulation’s many tests. Will you be one of them?



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ARK: Genesis Part 1 - Available Now! https://ark-servers.net/blog/106/ark-genesis-part-1-available-now/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/106/ark-genesis-part-1-available-now/ Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:29 CET here.]]> Love Evolved is Live https://ark-servers.net/blog/105/love-evolved-is-live/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/105/love-evolved-is-live/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 20:31 CET Love Evolved



Love Evolved will be active on Tuesday, February 11 18:00 UTC and will run through Tuesday, February 18 18:00 UTC.

While ARK is under Cupid's spell, you can expect to find past event items and brand new skins! See the full event details below:

Dates
2/11 - 2/18 18:00 UTC

Activities
For the duration of the event, Coelacanth will be fishing for some love. Reel in these amorous fish and be showered in candies, some chocolates and even chibi pets!
Rates
  • Increased breeding rates to 3x (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • Increased player XP rates to 2x
  • Increased harvesting rates to 2x
New Emotes
  • Flirt Emote
New Items
  • "Cupid Couture Bottom" (Pants Skin)
  • "Cupid Couture Top" (Shirt Skin)
  • "Halo Headband" (Hat Skin)
  • "Teddy Bear Grenades" (Grenade Skin)
  • "Bow & Eros" (Bow skin)
  • "Love Shackles" (Handcuffs Skin)
  • 6 New Chibi Pets
Wild Event Creature Colors
  • Red
  • Magenta
  • Light Red
  • White
Past Event Items
  • Valentine Chocolates - Chocolates can be used to heal your tames or provide a big boost in acquiring new tames!
  • Valentine Candies - Candies can be used to give a tamed dinosaur a random coloring!
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