ARK-Servers.net Blog Feed en https://ark-servers.net/ Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:33 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 263: Genesis II Reveals and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/206/community-crunch-263-genesis-ii-reveals-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/206/community-crunch-263-genesis-ii-reveals-and-more/ Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:33 CEST
Maewing

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Engineered to be the ultimate interstellar wet nurse and surrogate parent, in addition to automatically taking care of your babies, the Maewing can steal enemy offspring by luring their young in for an irresistible suckle!

Egg Incubation Device

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No need to fiddle around finding the right conditions for an egg when the mechanical Egg Incubation Device can cook them to perfection and reduce the amount of attention required. Scrambled, poached or fried?

Exosuit

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With a deployment of the Exosuit, you will be able to change the tide of battle, enjoy an aerial view or manage your base to perfection with ease - but only after you pass the ultimate test!

EVO Event


Eggcellent Adventure has been extended until Monday, April 19th. There will be no EVO event while Eggcellent Adventure is live.

Community Corner
Clips/Videos
Creator: ChipzZ
Waiting for the egg incubator in Genesis II to make your life easier? In the meantime, check out this egg farm by ChipzZ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEj9-2RcwGE


Creator: Kiddas
Do you have some friends that are just getting into ARK? Check out these tips from Kiddas!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9uYQyQDMJI

Fan Art
Imperiat - Snow Owl


CoiledDragon#3391- Quick Rock Drake Sketch


N_Life93 - Snow Owl


@shezabubadino - May, Lilac, Rexxuz, Coqueta and Pikachu


VAL | Alice#9411- So I Heard People Like Dodos?


In-Game Screenshots
Jacob


@J9s_room


OnFire944#7809


Chaotic#7548


@sarrisrainbows


Misc
@FM_17_8 - Poglin


@shezabubadino - Mei Yin Glass Painting


See you next week survivors!
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Community Crunch 263: Genesis II Reveals and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/205/community-crunch-263-genesis-ii-reveals-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/205/community-crunch-263-genesis-ii-reveals-and-more/ Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:33 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 261: Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/204/community-crunch-261-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/204/community-crunch-261-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 10 Apr 2021 00:46 CEST
https://twitter.com/jeremystieglitz/status/1378390031056965634

Eggcellent Adventure is still live on all platforms. Time is running out to reap some eggcellent rewards. The event ends on April 14th! Check out this post[survivetheark.com] for more details on the event.

EVO Event

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

Community Corner
Clips/Videos
🎥Creator: NeddyTheNoodle
NeddyTheNoodle covers Helena Walker's Creature Notes across the various maps in this recent video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8MyQ1wAnjc

🎥Creator: Cantex
Cantex is well-known for putting on epic ARK battles on Youtube. If you haven't seen this fantasy showdown, it's definitely worth checking out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm8PTOgU_AQ

🎥Creator: Mgen
Having trouble trapping Managarmr? Check out this simple trap by Mgen!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMR5PimAOec


Fan Art
🎨 @kawarayane - Yuki Owl


🎨 HallOfFlameSs#3779 / @HallOfFlameSs1


🎨 soup - Raptor Drawing


🎨 @sis_6193 - ARK x Apex


🎨 lordkomodo - ARK Survival Evolved Concept

In-Game Screenshots
📸 Chogono


📸 Chaotic#7548


📸 MACI#0858

Misc
Sandburr - Ice Wyvern WIP


See you next week survivors!
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Community Crunch 261: Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/203/community-crunch-261-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/203/community-crunch-261-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 10 Apr 2021 00:46 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 261: Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/202/community-crunch-261-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/202/community-crunch-261-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 03 Apr 2021 03:25 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 261: Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/201/community-crunch-261-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/201/community-crunch-261-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 03 Apr 2021 03:04 CEST
Eggcellent Adventure is now live on all platforms. Be sure to hop in for some fun before the event ends on April 13th! Check out this post for more details on the event.

Enforcement Update
The enforcement team has gotten questions and wanted to clarify a few points
  • The Ice Cave on The Center can only house one tribe
  • Don't block the underground pathways in the Valguero underground area
If you have any questions or need clarifications on the rules, don't hesitate to submit a ticket!

EVO Event

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

Community Corner
Clips/Videos
🎥Creator: Aaron Longstaff
Aaron is back again, but this time with a sanctuary fit to house Sarcos!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPx880XMujo

🎥Creator: Beanny
Beanny has an ongoing series where he begins playing from the Island all the way to Genesis part 2. On this episode, he sets out to tame a Giga.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V-h2l2ckgQ
Fan Art
🎨 Stray-Galaxy - Chalk Hills


🎨 HermitHubby - Megalasaurus


🎨 RRRAVEN- MeiYin and Wuzhui


🎨 naeriie#2439- Reine and Bernard

In-Game Screenshots
📸 OnFire944#7809


📸 catw3b


📸 Bush


📸 llama steve#3684




Have a happy Easter!!!
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Community Crunch 261: Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/200/community-crunch-261-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/200/community-crunch-261-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 03 Apr 2021 03:04 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 260: Eggcellent Adventure 6 and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/198/community-crunch-260-eggcellent-adventure-6-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/198/community-crunch-260-eggcellent-adventure-6-and-more/ Sat, 27 Mar 2021 02:26 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 260: Eggcellent Adventure 6 and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/199/community-crunch-260-eggcellent-adventure-6-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/199/community-crunch-260-eggcellent-adventure-6-and-more/ Sat, 27 Mar 2021 02:22 CET Eggcellent Adventure 6

From Wednesday, March 31st through Wednesday, April 14th, be on the lookout for wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's to gather Bunny Eggs for some eggcellent loot. Place down Bunny Eggs to paint on them, or use them in a Crafting Pot to craft special holiday-themed cosmetics including a new bunny tail skin, a new tail wiggle emote, and 5 new chibi's!

Event Details
This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=Easter

Dates
  • 3/31 - 4/14
Creatures
  • Bunny Dodos
  • Bunny Oviraptors
Rates
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic 2: 7x XP, 7x Harvesting, 7x Taming, and 6x Breeding, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
Skins
  • Bunny Tail *NEW*
  • Procoptodon Bunny Costume
  • Bunny Ears Skin
  • Dino Bunny Ears Skin
  • Easter Chick Hat Skin
  • Dino Easter Chick Hat Skin
  • Easter Egg Hat Skin
  • Dino Easter Egg Hat Skin
  • Marshmallow Hat Skin
  • Dino Marshmallow Hat Skin
  • E4 Remote Eggsplosives Skin
  • Easter Egghead Skin
  • Chocolate Rabbit Club Skin
  • Sweet Spear Carrot Skin
Items
  • Bunny Egg
  • Festive Dino Candy
Emotes
  • Tail Wiggle Emote *NEW*
  • Bunny Hop Dance Emote
Chibi's
  • Easter Jerboa *NEW*
  • Easter Chick *NEW*
  • Thorny Dragon *NEW*
  • Achatina *NEW*
  • X-Sabertooth *NEW*
Wild Event Creature Colors
  • 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

Small Tribes Rules Update
A couple of weeks back, we announced that we would be honing the ruleset for Small Tribes servers along with implementing some teaming report requirements in order to make our Enforcement Team’s investigative process more efficient:

The spirit of Small Tribes has always been to give players the opportunity to experience a tight group dynamic that is void of the scale and diplomacy of Official. We recognize it’s time to implement change in order to preserve the original concept--one we were hyped about along with our community!

Community Crunch 257: LiveOps Update, New Sponsored Mods, and more!

We consulted with our enforcement team and had some much-appreciated talks with a large number of players from the Small Tribes community in order to hone our approach to improving quality of life and enforcement on these servers. So, without further ado, let’s get to it!

Rules Overview
One of the most impactful changes will be considering tribes benefitting from another tribe’s defenses as teaming. We are giving 4 weeks notice (9th April 2021) before the enforcement team will act on these specific rules in order to provide tribes time to relocate or otherwise adjust defenses.

We’re also clarifying that open-world PvP is okay. The rules will get into the nitty gritty, but essentially, if it’s out in the open and away from a base and doesn’t include a FOB or a bunch of dinos that can be considered raiding meta dinos eg: box build racers etc, it’s fair game to PvP freely and grab those kits. We want players to be able to have spontaneous fun in the open world without keeping tabs on who may randomly show up to join in.

Another impactful clarification is: Bases in different locations are open to being attacked by different tribes simultaneously. In essence, don’t build whatcha can't defend.

Teaming ticket guidelines
It’s impossible for the enforcement team to always join a server and investigate teaming reports live. Sometimes it happens and it’s great but we’d like to improve on the efficiency of investigations, especially retroactive enforcement action after the fact if the team is unable to check it out live and in the moment.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of teaming reports only include a screenshot of tribelogs and this is very rarely sufficient evidence for the enforcement team to take action.

We’ve put together a guide on what will assist you and the enforcement team in a more thorough investigation and swift enforcement action.

Video should include
short overview of action going on
- Indicate the relative position of associated bases/FOBs
- Please show who owns them (use spyglass)
- If possible, try to show where the action is taking place (players/dinos)
spyglass of people names
- should show shortly before or after they teamed
for longer videos
- include timestamps where stuff can be seen
- Tribe names and player names must be included in the videos
- Videos should be submitted via a Youtube link (see help article) here[support.survivetheark.com]
Screenshots/videos of tribe logs is not sufficient evidence for action in the vast majority of cases.


More Severe Enforcement Action:
Another change of note that works in harmony with more thorough submissions of evidence is the severity of enforcement action for certain cases. Enforcement will be looking at more frequently wiping “main” bases of offenders rather than focusing the FOB and player bans (those things will continue to happen too though!) Please be aware and take this as a heads up ;)

The full updated rules can be found here[survivetheark.com]
Teaming ticket guide can be found here[support.survivetheark.com]

This round of changes may require further iteration but we consider some ongoing tweaking and potential growing pains worth it in order to provide a better experience for Smalls players in the long term. Looking forward to your feedback as we gauge how this plays out!

Fan Content Guidelines


ARK content creators are a large part of the core of the ARK community. Whether you share screenshots you take in-game, create videos of your experiences, stream, or make fan art, you are the force helping to create connections and communities along with driving millions of views and viewing hours of ARK content across social media platforms and streaming sites. Sometimes knowing what is fair to use and in what context it can be used may be a little confusing.

Recently, we’ve been approached in regards to what type of content you can create and share without concerns that you’re infringing on the IP. So, to make this simple we've created a page for ARK fans to help bridge the gap and understand what’s fair game.

Fan Content Guidelines[survivetheark.com]

We are grateful for your unending enthusiasm and engaging content contributions showcasing ARK over the last 5 years. Here’s to the years ahead surviving, and thriving, in game!

EVO Event


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

Community Corner

Clips/Videos
Creator: Tiia
Ever wanted to get into breeding but didn't know where to start? You're just in luck! Tiia takes you on a beginner-friendly tour.


Creator: Jukari
Check out the main them for ARK: The Lost Stories, an upcoming episodic series in the form of 3 standalone stories.


Fan Art
PikA - Ferox ARK :Survival Evolved


EmilyStepp- Catapult Karkinos Concept


DjayMasi- ARK Stories Preview


Rexyzilla- Chibi Megachelon


Slither06#0006- Snow Owl


In-Game Screenshots

RoyaleWithCheese (@FunWithCheese)


Fet's Luck (puppa w/ dat ice)#8539


BackedbroomGaming#7846


catw3b


See you next week!
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Community Crunch 259: Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/197/community-crunch-259-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/197/community-crunch-259-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 20 Mar 2021 01:43 CET

Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!

We hope everyone is getting ready for another Eggcellent Adventure!  Be on the lookout for the event details in the next Community Crunch.  We've been overwhelmed with the amazing content that's been shared by ARK content creators.  We're always on the lookout for community content, so in addition to sharing and tagging your content on Twitter (#ARKArt, #playARK), be sure to check out our Discord where we have dedicated channels for community content.

Join the ARK Discord[discord.com]

EVO Event


There will be no EVO event this week.

Community Corner
Clips/Videos

Creator: Sypher Sam
Sypher Sam is back again but this time with a tutorial on building a Viking-styled house.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLdWdLLs0aM

Creator: Zany Zebra
Curious about what it's like to survive 200 days on hardcore?  Find out with Zany Zebra!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG4prhHlBwI

Fan Art
Between2Dimensions - Noctis


elbakan - ARK Owl


@TekArk3 - First Night On ARK


SIMevolant - Rock Drake (Prismacolor Markers)


Unknown Artist - Untitled


Maxolotl#7089 - Alien Sunrise


 In-Game Screenshots 
KingWillrus#2876


@RinuxARK


@ARKLove9


Eferhilda#4981


Have a great weekend!
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Community Crunch 259: Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/196/community-crunch-259-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/196/community-crunch-259-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 20 Mar 2021 01:43 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 258: EVO Event, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/195/community-crunch-258-evo-event-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/195/community-crunch-258-evo-event-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 13 Mar 2021 03:24 CET


EVO Event


Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk! It will be active until Friday the 12th of March to Monday the 15th of March. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
  • 2x Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation)

Community Corner
Clips/Videos

Creator: Mgen
Mgen show's us a simple but effective taming trap for the Giga.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znWFvtpiMWI

Creator: Kishko
Interested in some PvP action? Join Kishko as he shares some of his PvP moments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upyX-t1QVoc

Creator: GutsDestroyYou
Looks like a gold mine to us 🔑
https://clips.twitch.tv/HedonisticDelightfulCatEleGiggle-f0kY2Xrc4gfLtdpx?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

Fan Art
planty#0315 - Untitled


ArtOfGriffinD - Desert Parasaurolophus


Subber#2991- Untitled


드찌/어찌#1582 - ARK Rodan VS Origin Wyvern(Primal Fear Mod)


KingCrownee - Wyvernslight000000


Mister Purple Tentacles [Tri] Tri#0005 - Rockwell


In-Game Screenshots
@sarrisrainbows


@PicturesofArk


@Raven_Captures


@XxStevieLad87x


Catch you next week!
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Community Crunch 258: EVO Event, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/194/community-crunch-258-evo-event-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/194/community-crunch-258-evo-event-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 13 Mar 2021 03:24 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 257: LiveOps Update, New Sponsored Mods, and more! https://ark-servers.net/blog/193/community-crunch-257-liveops-update-new-sponsored-mods-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/193/community-crunch-257-liveops-update-new-sponsored-mods-and-more/ Fri, 05 Mar 2021 22:42 CET LiveOps Update
Corrupted Dino Kiting on Extinction PvE

We have clocked a high incidence of enforcement tickets related to players breaking the CoC by kiting corrupted dinos into other player’s bases on our Extinction servers.

This is highly disruptive to player’s experience. We’ve implemented some targeted changes in the past to address the issue whilst retaining the overall game design for the Extinction gameplay loop but this compromise between technical fixes and design has allowed some ill-intentioned players to get more imaginative. We’ve come up with a technical solution to address this once and for all: we have disabled corrupted dino damage against all structures on PvE specifically.

We’re confident this will come as a relief to affected players (and our enforcement team hehe).

Small Tribes Teaming Rules

The spirit of Small Tribes has always been to give players the opportunity to experience a tight group dynamic that is void of the scale and diplomacy of Official. We recognize it’s time to implement change in order to preserve the original concept--one we were hyped about along with our community!

We’ve long been aware of ongoing issues with teaming along with gaps in our Small Tribes rules that have allowed some players to take advantage. To combat this, we’ve reviewed and begun updating and expanding those rules with a goal to improve the experience and, hopefully, crack down on teaming.

The unique environment of Small Tribes has proved taxing on our Enforcement Team so, along with adding a new stricter ruleset, we’ll be looking at ways to make the investigative process more efficient. This will include more comprehensive guidelines on the types of evidence players should include in their tickets in order to expedite investigations.

All of these changes may require further iteration after they go live. We consider a few potential risks worth it in order to provide a better experience for our players in the long term.

We welcome player feedback as we refine the rules and we’ll approach this as a work-in-progress that may require some tweaks as we gauge community sentiment.

New Sponsored Mods
It's that time where we introduce new projects in the sponsored mod program! Our first set of picks for the year is ready for you to enjoy.

The ARK Sponsored Mod Program is also now accepting applications for the next selection, you will be able to apply until April 5th. Don't forget to submit your projects at https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/modding/apply-for-sponsorship/.

Fjördur


Fjördur is a beautiful map inspired by Norse culture and myth. Featuring 3 primary landmasses, a solid but carefully chosen range of biomes, and unique map structures. The authors have more planned for this map, so give it a try!

Check out Fjördur
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1838617463

MarniiMods: Hairstyles


If you have ever just wanted more hair options on your ARK, Marnii has you covered. Not only will you find a couple dozen new hairstyles in this mod as well as new facial hair options, but also tools that make it even easier to give yourself some style!

Check out MarniiMods: Hairstyles
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2357644511

Glacius


Glacius is a challenging map focused on surviving the harsh elements of a frigid landscape. On Glacius you'll facing challenging weather such as snowstorms and blizzards. It even comes with it's own set of snow structures for players to build with!

Check out Glacius
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2293626073

Prehistoric Beasts


Mods that expand the array of wildlife are always a joy to see. Prehistoric beasts adds a pretty significant set of new creatures in their own unique visual styles for players to enjoy, if you have been wanting to see some new faces around the island, you should give this mod a look!

Check out Prehistoric Beasts
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2003934830

EVO Event


There will be no EVO event this weekend.

Community Corner
Clips/Videos
🎥 Creator: RoyaleWithCheese
Looking for the ultimate mutation guide? Look no further! Cheese covers the basics in one of his latest videos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egTxp45ZJmU

🎥 Creator: The Axeman
In one of the latest episodes in the series of Taming Every Creature In Ark, The Axeman takes on the Diplodocus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRJ0BnweBDk

🎥 Creator: 4rawrr
A 360 no scope!? 🤯
https://clips.twitch.tv/BoldGiantBatMikeHogu-k6dGGm4ZfHKA_iSc?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

🎥 Creator: Duncstar
That's what friends are for? 🤔
https://clips.twitch.tv/BraveGentleQuailRaccAttack-jYpcBkETNiUKs5T_?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

Fan Art
🎨 Vahilor - Tara


🎨 Blue_kea - Gallimimus


🎨 Sonne-Spiritwind- ARK: Armaedron


🎨 RRRAVEN- MeiYin and Wuzhui


🎨 Ares#2032- Jamie's Utah Raptors


🎨 Professor Spex#1090- ARK vs Carno


In-Game Screenshots
📷 Jazrek#2590


📷 auztyle#7907


📷 @Mgen_Gaming


📷 @TiiaAurora


Enjoy your weekend!
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Community Crunch 257: LiveOps Update, New Sponsored Mods, and more! https://ark-servers.net/blog/192/community-crunch-257-liveops-update-new-sponsored-mods-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/192/community-crunch-257-liveops-update-new-sponsored-mods-and-more/ Fri, 05 Mar 2021 22:42 CET here.]]> Community crunch 256: Introducing Voidwyrm & Update on Genesis II https://ark-servers.net/blog/191/community-crunch-256-introducing-voidwyrm/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/191/community-crunch-256-introducing-voidwyrm/ Sat, 27 Feb 2021 03:56 CET May 26th, for PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia. 

First and foremost, please accept our humble apologies. We're disappointed and have no doubt, everyone, eagerly awaiting Genesis II will feel that along with us. 

As we have shared before, the Studio transitioned to working remotely near the beginning of last year, presenting some particular constraints. Being entirely virtual is quite challenging for various teams with a shift from an in-office workflow. 

In addition to the complications of working remotely, one challenge has been figuring out how to close out the ARK saga faithfully. From a narrative, cinematic, and end-game-wise perspective, it's something close to our hearts that we want to honor as the grand finale.

This journey we've all taken through ARK: Survival Evolved over the past six years is important to our players and us, and the extra time will make a massive difference to the quality of the Gen II when it lands in your hands. We're passionate about delivering something truly special, and we're confident this extension will allow us to give you the epic finale you deserve.

And on that note, we'd like to introduce you to the formidable Voidwyrm, a powerful and challenging new tame that will soar above the ARK with the launch of Genesis II! 


Download in high resolution[cdn.survivetheark.com]

Internally, we think of Genesis Part II as having two significant philosophical changes in comparison to Genesis Part I. These changes are a direct result of player feedback:
  1. The entire map is open and livable, with minimal no-build zones that avoid disrupting the over-world and an esthetically pleasing environment.
  2. Structures, items, and creatures have been designed to assist and improve gameplay and QoL for all of our players and designed to expand the meta in meaningful ways.

Download in high resolution[cdn.survivetheark.com]

On behalf of the Wildcard team, we want to thank you for your ongoing support and passion. We're looking forward to sharing ARK: Survival Evolved’s final climactic chapter with you!

Studio Wildcard

EVO Event


Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk! It will be active until Friday the 26th of February to Monday the 1st of March. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
  • 2X Harvesting

Community Corner
 Clips/Videos 
Creator: Gamology
Anthropologist and Survival expert, Kinga Philipps, reacts to ARK.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcQGIIZtzFQ

Creator: Raasclark
Want to get your hands on the latest Federation Gloves?  Raasclark shows you how in a recent video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecxWnAwXLJU

Creator: Sven P
Check out an epic castle build deep in the Redwoods biome with Sven P.  We've also included a screenshot of the completed build in the screenshots section.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usamez8j-es

Creator: Mr Dolphin
Say goodbye to that TEK Skiff.
https://clips.twitch.tv/TalentedDignifiedBaboonTwitchRaid-KJMEepDr94FkWbFe?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

Creator: Rockapolis Gaming
Here's a quick 3x3 base that has all the essentials you need to get started!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LejKuFkchjghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LejKuFkchjg

 Fan Art 
KingCrownee - Zombie Fire Wyvern[www.deviantart.com] & Zombie Lightning Wyvern[www.deviantart.com]




NeoVanilluxe - ARK Thorny Dragon[www.deviantart.com]


Kohaku-senpai - Wyvern[www.deviantart.com]


Vahilor - Santiago Mek Pilot[www.deviantart.com]


HeatherPeoples - Griffin


In-Game Screenshots 
sefiroultima#7980 


Medusa Greek


KingWillrus#2876


Keylleen


Enjoy your weekend!
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Community crunch 256: Introducing Voidwyrm & Update on Genesis II https://ark-servers.net/blog/190/community-crunch-256-introducing-voidwyrm/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/190/community-crunch-256-introducing-voidwyrm/ Sat, 27 Feb 2021 03:56 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 255: Behind the LiveOps Curtain and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/189/community-crunch-255-behind-the-liveops-curtain-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/189/community-crunch-255-behind-the-liveops-curtain-and-more/ Sat, 20 Feb 2021 04:23 CET Behind The LiveOps Curtain
Hey Survivors, we thought it might be a good time for a little Live Operations Dev Blog of sorts. We’ve been very busy behind the scenes and sometimes during that hive of activity, we may forget that our players enjoy details outside of “We’re busy with X, more info soon” etc. So let’s give you more of a glimpse behind the LiveOps curtain.


LiveOps
LiveOps has been er...hectic of late. Let’s get straight to it.

Transfer Issues: We encountered some serious problems on our networking side that led to some players losing items and/or characters. We initially implemented a quick fix in order to address it as quickly as possible, then pivoted to working on a more long-term upgrade to make our system more robust.

We don’t find what occurred acceptable in the slightest and have some of our engineers focused on working alongside our host to upgrade the system and prevent these issues from occurring in the future. These specific problems were something we hadn’t encountered with the system in the past (even though the symptoms may appear similar to some of our players).

Anything resulting in data loss for our players is of critical importance to us and we apologise to those affected.

Meshing: Meshing is still a focus for the team - we’re constantly working on patching out methods and holes as we learn of them. We saw an uptick in meshing incidents on Playstation recently. In general, we’ve made significant strides in reducing meshing and, overall, incidents are way down in comparison to a year ago. That said, in a sandbox game, people always find new methods.

Some of our solutions to further counter meshing include:
  • Zipline patch. Players can no longer jump on a zipline to get through a small hole.
  • Implemented an automated system that will now try to detect projectiles, so when players are firing rockets, ziplines etc inside the mesh they will get destroyed before they’re able to make an impact. Unfortunately this system can’t hit every location but we’re happy to have made some impact in this regard.
  • World Borders: Soon, we will be updating world barriers on all maps so that anything outside of a world border will be destroyed. Boom. This is live on The Island on PC and there were some edge-case issues with it being oversensitive but that’s now been fixed and we’ll be rolling out to other platforms soon.

We consider our continued approach to meshing to be three pronged:
  • Better detection to prevent it in the first place
  • Destroying what has slipped through the cracks
  • Identifying specific areas that can be exploited and patching them.

We’ll share more on the world border changes when that goes live.

Enforcement
Some of you don’t feel your reports lead to action so we want to share more info about the action taken against players who cheat or otherwise break our Code Of Conduct. We are working on some solutions for better visibility for those affected by cheaters into punishments and actions taken against players that are consistently ruining the game via third party software etc. We hope to roll those out in the near future.

Performance and Stability
Client and server performance was a focus through 2020.

That said, over the years, we’ve learned to stop counting dodos before they hatch in regards to how noticeable performance improvements are. But now that we can see the combined impact of a year's changes, we can confirm some tangible improvements when comparing performance at the start of 2020 to performance today.

Servers
Transfer system:
  • We completely moved to an in-network solution
  • Now have more control over what can go in and out of the system on a network level
  • This system is faster, more reliable, and more cost effective
  • (though it still needs some work to get it where it needs to be! ;))

DDoS protection:
  • We added additional hardware and software solutions to our already existent DDoS solution through Nitrado
  • Incoming traffic can be more finely tuned on the packet level rather than at a higher more general level than prior

Performance in-game
Structure placing and demolition performance update.

The most significant boost to performance in-game that we implemented on our Official Network last November is the structure placing/demo update.

Eliminated server calculation in relation to placing structures:
Previously the server had to do some massive calculations involving checking all snapped structures to the structure being replaced to verify structural integrity. That calculation has now been eliminated as it is a replacement rather than the placement of a new structure in a new area. This is most noticeable on busy servers with large save files.

Optimised server calculation for demolishing structures:
The demolish change was a reduction on how much is actually being calculated. It’s less complex in the way in which the server checks these things now so demolishing things will be less intensive aka “cheaper”on the server’s performance thereby reducing lag, stalls and/or server frame drops when demolishing.

We're not taking these gains as cause to stop iterating, though. There's still room to improve, so we’ll keep pushing those out throughout 2021 too.

Community feedback/connection
In some ways, when we update the game, we’re really updating something that’s no longer ours. It’s yours; it’s a creature, mechanic or DLC that millions of players may have grown to love, and we want to make sure we do good by you all first and foremost.

This is a reason why we released an Official Discord, so we can get more feedback from players on the direction we’re headed. Thanks to a breadth of functionality, lots of our players have embraced the ARK Discord as a semi-public community platform. We find observing our player's thoughts and chatter, along with sometimes interacting with you in a “live” medium useful and enjoyable. This along with the more traditional forums and various feedback channels helps us to stay connected to the community.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for sticking your head behind the curtain with us. Do let us know if you find write ups like this interesting.

Studio Wildcard

EVO Event


Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk! It will be active until Thursday the 18th of February. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
  • 2X XP

Community Corner
Clips/Videos

🎥Creator: sotfleague
This week was the first monthly tournament for the player-run SoTF league with a prize pool. Icebox came through with first place in the duos. This early game bow fight leads to a priceless reaction from the announcer.

https://clips.twitch.tv/BumblingGracefulPistachioOptimizePrime-zjn1Mx3UXpX9B0sm?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

🎥Creator: Syntac
Check out the latest Love Evolved update with Syntac!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5LdnZ1Hql0

🎥Creator: Alexby11
You have to answer when nature calls 💩 #ARKADIA

https://clips.twitch.tv/SteamyRelievedFungusHeyGuys-o-zaU1xtHzz4N4kn?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

🎥Creator: AaronLongstaff1
Take a look at Aaron's stream of a Japanese-styled temple. He's building on Crystal isles, a perfect backdrop for this awesome build!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaq-RNBG7_g

🎥Creator: Feederi XD
Throwback Clip: Fifi and tek jump pads go brrrrt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPxmANUP-V4

Fan Art

🎨 Sonne-Spiritwind - ARK: Coelophysis


🎨 SlappyShotte - Com|Aberration


🎨sis_6193 - Let's go home early


🎨TekARK3 - Locke Terranova


🎨 Slither06#9236 - Otter (Discord)


In-Game Screenshots

📸 @mocco1218ga


📸 Sandi#9998


📸 Tinner The Big Red Dovah#2333


📸 Vattghornn#9974


Enjoy your weekend!
Studio Wildcard

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Community Crunch 255: Behind the LiveOps Curtain and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/188/community-crunch-255-behind-the-liveops-curtain-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/188/community-crunch-255-behind-the-liveops-curtain-and-more/ Sat, 20 Feb 2021 04:23 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 254: Last Week In ARK, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/187/community-crunch-254-last-week-in-ark-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/187/community-crunch-254-last-week-in-ark-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 13 Feb 2021 02:10 CET
Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch!

Love Evolved is live from February 11th - February 18th, and packs new skins, chibis, 3x rates and more! Check out this post[survivetheark.com] for more information.

Playstation Update:
We have set the event rates live on our Official Playstation network, and, we're eager to get the Love Evolved Event content into our Playstation Community's hands. The build is good and currently going through the publishing process. We hope to be able to set that live for you today. Apologies for the delay in deploying the update. We'll keep you posted!

Last Week In ARK
This week we take a look at the average level of a player when a wild dino kills them. We've seen a lot of interest in these stats and we'll continue digging up interesting stats for you to see!



Video Evidence for Support Tickets
Solving some types of enforcement tickets comes down to having good evidence. For reports regarding certain cheats and exploits, a video goes a long way towards our enforcement team's investigative process. We've updated the Navigation Bar, under Support, in the website to include a helpful guide in recording videos depending on the platform you're playing on.

We hope you find this helpful when creating your support tickets!

Steam Lunar Sale


🏮 Happy Lunar New Year! We're kicking off the Lunar New year with an ARK sale. Get it now while it's up to 80% off! 🏮
ARK | Steam Lunar Sale

EVO Event


There is an ongoing EVO Event from February 11th - February 18th as part of the Love Evolved event
  • 3X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • 3X XP
  • 3X Harvesting
  • 3X Taming

Community Corner

Clips/Videos

🎥 Creator: Rubius Z
#ARKADIA, an ARK event by a group of content creators, launched this week with much excitement. Join Rubius Z as he starts his ARK adventure! Check this out to find out more about the content creators that are involved and be sure to give the event Twitter account a follow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgaVvqcj-VY

🎥 Creator: sam_stimo
Check out this Viking town build, complete with a port, docks, houses, a blacksmith, and more!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WivKxA6S6w


🎥 Creator: nohistoryheregaming
Never know when a friendly raptor is looking to welcome you to the neighborhood 🤗.
https://clips.twitch.tv/NeighborlyManlyBaconMikeHogu-_9zfXbRK47vik1WO?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

🎥 Creator: Sheplaysit
You really can't rush a good ale 🍻.
https://clips.twitch.tv/SuccessfulMoistHorseradishFreakinStinkin?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

🎥 Creator: UpFromTheDepths
In this documentary-style video series, UpFromTheDepths explores ARK in an entirely new way. This episode, Snowbound, focuses on the harsh winter season.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8thB1EWkeO8

🎥 Creator: NoHistoryHereGaming
You never know when that friendly raptor wants to welcome you to the neighborhood 🤗.
https://clips.twitch.tv/NeighborlyManlyBaconMikeHogu-_9zfXbRK47vik1WO?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

🎥 Creator: IamMacMan
Join I Am MacMan as they take us on a tour of their Owl Trade Base in this build showcase video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsz0Vah5j04

Fan Art

🎨 EmilyStepp - ARK Armored Reaper Concept


🎨 NeoVanilluxe - ARK Dodorex


🎨 Natahi-4 - Spinosaurus Aquareliga


🎨 RRRaven#0666 (Discord)


In-Game Screenshots

📷 GirlKingThatOddThing#2542


📷 KingWillrus#2876


📷 Sandi#9998


📷 auztyle#7907


See you next week!
Studio Wildcard

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Community Crunch 253: Love Evolved 2, Last Week In Ark, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/186/community-crunch-253-love-evolved-2-last-week-in-ark-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/186/community-crunch-253-love-evolved-2-last-week-in-ark-and-more/ Sat, 06 Feb 2021 02:57 CET Love Evolved 2

Love is in the air!  From Thursday, February 11th through Thursday, February 18th ARK will be under Cupid's spell for Love Evolved 2.  For the duration of the event, Valentines Coelacanth will be fishing for some love. Reel in these amorous fish and be showered in candies, chocolates and even chibi pets!

Event Details
This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=vday

Dates
  • 2/11 - 2/18
Activities
  • Valentines Coelacanth can be caught for chibis, chocolates, candies
  • Mating can randomly drop chocolates and candies!
Rates
  • Increased breeding rates to 3x (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • Increased taming rates to 3x
  • Increased player XP rates to 3x
  • Increased harvesting rates to 3x
Skins
  • Valentines inspired shield skin *NEW*
  • Valentines inspired sunglasses skin *NEW*
  • "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)
Items
  • Box o' Chocolates
  • Valentines Dino Candy
Emotes
  • Flirty Emote
Chibi's
  • Crystal Wyvern *NEW*
  • Mesopithecus *NEW*
  • Otter *NEW*
  • Enforcer *NEW*
  • Velonasaur *NEW*
Wild Event Creature Colors
  • Lavender *NEW*
  • Cream *NEW*
  • MediumLavender *NEW*
  • Peach *NEW*
  • DeepPink *NEW*
  • LightPink *NEW*
  • Dark Red *NEW*
  • Red
  • Magenta
  • Light Red
  • White

Last Week In ARK
In this week's update, we take a look at bans and average deaths per server (PvE and PvP) over the past seven days.

There were a total of 732 bans this week between the enforcement team and BattleEye. The Enforcement team bans are done manually after investigation for various infractions of our Code of Conduct and BattlEye's bans are implemented for detection of third party software/cheats.

We are curious as to why our Xbox players have so many PvE deaths. Haha!



EVO Event


There will be no EVO event this week.  The next upcoming EVO event will be on February 11th.

Community Corner

Clips/Videos
Creator: Simfinity_nin
Tranquil rafting on the ARK. Kick back, relax, and sip on a nice brew in the sunshine
https://clips.twitch.tv/ImportantMushyRavenBigBrother?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

Creator: IceBox
IceBox doing what IceBox does best in an awesome player-run Carry Your Bob SOTF Mod Tournament!
https://clips.twitch.tv/PeacefulAlertMushroomNotLikeThis?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

Creator: Zilara
It's fine! This is fine! New vault drop meta
https://clips.twitch.tv/GenerousPoorCiderSSSsss?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

Creator: Circaskys
We're not sure what is going down but ARK RP'ers don't do things by halves! 
https://clips.twitch.tv/SullenGrotesqueLegCharlieBitMe?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

Creator: bobbysama1
Awkies heh
https://clips.twitch.tv/FineAgitatedAubergineKAPOW?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed

Fan Art
Feather Light - kawarayane


Gen 2 Teaser -  Locke.ARK#6239 (Discord)


Standing Ground -  RedGear17#6109 (Discord)


The Dodo's Are In Love -  NeoVanilluxe#0900


I'd Love To See This in the Crunch -  @RoboticHat717


In-Game Screenshots

mangostars#7256


CHipZz - Ark Builds#9595


@ChristySoffe - My Little Beach House


See you next week!
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Community Crunch 253: Love Evolved 2, Last Week In Ark, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/185/community-crunch-253-love-evolved-2-last-week-in-ark-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/185/community-crunch-253-love-evolved-2-last-week-in-ark-and-more/ Sat, 06 Feb 2021 02:57 CET here.]]> Introducing Classic PvP Season 4! https://ark-servers.net/blog/184/introducing-classic-pvp-season-4/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/184/introducing-classic-pvp-season-4/ Mon, 01 Feb 2021 23:55 CET
Classic PvP Season 4
Season 4 kicks off on Friday 2/5/21 at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST.

Classic PvP is a competitive player experience for PC players that focuses on the PvP experience from the days of old. Season 3 saw the introduction of breedable Wyverns and Stegos which brought an impactful change to the meta, so this season.  Each season will introduce new changes and will continue to evolve along with the base game.

This week we'll be kicking off Season 4 of Classic PvP (bringing an end to the current season). If you're unfamiliar with what Classic PvP is, there's a quick breakdown below.

Classic PvP Breakdown

  • Experience gain, taming, gathering, breeding, hatching, and raising rates have been doubled compared to our standard Official Servers (2x)
  • Tribes are set to 25 players max
  • Tribe alliances are disabled, though informal alliances are allowed
  • Servers have a maximum player count of 100
  • These maps will be available: The Island, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, Valguero, and The Center
  • Tek dinos (Tek Parasaur, Tek Quetzal, Tek Rex, Tek Raptor, Tek Stego), Paracer, Tapejara, and the Titanosaur are not available for taming on Classic PvP
  • All Aberration and Extinction content is unavailable on Classic PvP
  • Scaling of weapon damage has been reduced
  • No TEK Engrams
  • No cave building
  • Cryopods enabled
Season 4 Changes

  • Tamed Stegosaurus Resistance reduced by 35%
  • Tamed Quetzal Resistance reduced by 20%
  • Tamed Wyvern Resistance reduced by 20%
  • Tamed Wyvern Damage reduced by 20%
  • Reaper Queen added to the Valguero Aberration Zone
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Introducing Classic PvP Season 4! https://ark-servers.net/blog/183/introducing-classic-pvp-season-4/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/183/introducing-classic-pvp-season-4/ Mon, 01 Feb 2021 23:55 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 252: Last Week In ARK and The Community Corner https://ark-servers.net/blog/181/community-crunch-252-last-week-in-ark-and-the-community-corner/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/181/community-crunch-252-last-week-in-ark-and-the-community-corner/ Sat, 30 Jan 2021 02:13 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 252: Last Week In ARK and The Community Corner https://ark-servers.net/blog/182/community-crunch-252-last-week-in-ark-and-the-community-corner/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/182/community-crunch-252-last-week-in-ark-and-the-community-corner/ Sat, 30 Jan 2021 02:12 CET ​Last Week In ARKWelcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!

In Last Week In Ark, we've seen some changes in the Players Killed By Weapon Type.  While things remained the same on XBOX, we saw slight changes in both XBOX and PC in the weapons players chose to use compared to last week. 

Kills By Wild Dino Type shows us same creatures but overall deaths by these four creatures have reduced by 14.9% when compared to last week.  We'll keep looking for more interesting stats to share with you!


EVO Event


There will be no EVO event this week

Community Corner
In light of all the amazing content being shared by the ARK community, we'll be expanding the Fan Art section and renaming it  'Community Corner' to include more than fan art.  You can expect to find a variety of community content that is being shared across social platforms (Twitch, Discord, Twitter, Youtube, Reddit, Facebook).

Clips/Videos
How to Build a Large House/New Roof Building Design - The Pilgrimz
The Pilgrimz demonstrates how to build with a new roof design in his latest video.

How to Build a Modern House - Aaron Longstaff
Aaron Longstaff designs a modern house and takes you along for the ride.

Star Wars Astromech Droid Speed Build - Sypher Sam
Pulling off a Star Wars build is no easy feat, but Sypher Sam does it with ease in this video.


Fan Art
ARK Rock Drake - Sonne-Spiritwind


Strawberry - algiz0


Reaper Queen A3 - sevvydeb


WIP (Discord) - niceguysrage#2040


In-Game Screenshots
Roxy#2612 (Discord)


Khal Alastor -Dusk-#8673 (Discord)


Project Fjördur - Nekatus


Enjoy your weekend survivors!
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Community Crunch 251: Last Week In ARK and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/180/community-crunch-251-last-week-in-ark-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/180/community-crunch-251-last-week-in-ark-and-more/ Sat, 23 Jan 2021 02:20 CET Last Week In ARK
Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch survivors.  In the past, the community has expressed an interest in analytics so we'd like to pilot a new segment called "Last Week In ARK" that highlights general analytics and statistics we collect on the back-end.

Consider this a sample of things we might be able to provide if there is community interest.  What types of things are you interested in seeing?  Are there particular metrics that interest you more?  Sound off and let us know!  



EVO Event


There will be no EVO event this week

Community Fan Art

Cnidaria Ark Encounter by fernsylhouette


Would You Like To Cut It by sis_6193


Desert Base by nonoARK


House by the Dock by sam_stim


Gasbags (Discord) by NISIS#1565


Wishing you a stress-free weekend.  Catch you next week!
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Community Crunch 250: Fan Art https://ark-servers.net/blog/179/community-crunch-250-fan-art/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/179/community-crunch-250-fan-art/ Sat, 16 Jan 2021 01:43 CET
We're energized and busy working on the next adventure: Genesis Part II! In the meantime, let's take a look at some amazing fan art and screenshots from the community.

EVO Event


There will be no EVO event this week

Community Fan Art
Warm With You by sis_6193



Deinonychus[www.deviantart.com] by eagleclaw6089



Merry Christmas[www.deviantart.com] by hipapparitiongamer



The T-Rex And The Butterfly Based On Ark 2[www.deviantart.com] by adamsalive4kids



Lightning Wyvern[www.deviantart.com] by cyanimus



Griffin by kawarayane



By greyjan#9071 (Discord)



By theyaa#6363 (Discord)



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Community Crunch 250: Fan Art https://ark-servers.net/blog/178/community-crunch-250-fan-art/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/178/community-crunch-250-fan-art/ Sat, 16 Jan 2021 01:43 CET here.]]> Happy Holidays & Introducing the Maewing! https://ark-servers.net/blog/177/happy-holidays/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/177/happy-holidays/ Sat, 19 Dec 2020 05:21 CET

As 2020 winds up--a year that has been eventful and challenging for all of us--we wanted to take pause and extend our heartfelt gratitude to the ARK community for the tremendous support you've shown us throughout the years. ARK is a community-driven game and you continue to put your dedication and passion on display daily. We pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. We embrace that passion so that we can continue creating epic entertainment for our players. Irrespective of who you are or where you’re located—if you’re a part of our evolving and vibrant community, you're a part of what makes the ARK Franchise what it is today. 

Gaming brings people together across the globe. We're humbled that we can bring some joy and fun into player's lives, especially during a challenging year when connection and camaraderie can help us all.



The 'Poglin' skin is a prime example of something born of community love, humour, and passion. The 'Poglin' mask became a reality after the ARK community began to create memes inspired by the debut of the Noglin with the Genesis II teasers. Although the addition of the skin is minor, we wanted to show that the ARK community is major to us.  As we move forward to 2021 and the release of Genesis Part II, we strive to reciprocate the creativity, excitement and passion you've continually shared with us. 

Speaking of excitement, we couldn't move onto 2021 without a little more teasing of Genesis Part II:

Introducing the Maewing!



Engineered to be the ultimate interstellar wet nurse and surrogate parent, in addition to automatically taking care of your babies, the Maewing can steal enemy offspring by luring their young in for an irresistible suckle at its bounteous teats!

A 2020 wrap up...

Genesis Part I


February

We launched Genesis Part I, a whole new chapter in the saga of ARK: Survival Evolved.  Genesis Part I created new challenges that have yet to be seen in prior ARK experiences! ARK: Genesis represented a new, story-oriented beginning in ARK’s epic saga of survival. 



You gained a robotic companion, HLNA, to help you overcome the simulation’s rigorous tests. You not only needed to tame and fight but you also had to adapt just as the environment around you does.

Crystal Isles Launch


June

We invited you to explore a new world, Crystal Isles, a supernatural beauty won the hearts of the ARK community since its debut as a mod in 2016.  Crystal Isles offered rainforest canopies, mysterious floating islands, and introduced three types of crystal wyvern for you to tame and breed and a new custom boss arena.



Extra Life


November

As we have done in prior years, we held a 24-hour charity event for Extra Life. During the stream, we gave away Collector’s Edition boxes, and game keys!  We also gave away information about the upcoming DLC Genesis Part II and had special announcements from Jesse and Jeremy.

Thanks to the ARK community, this years Extra Life turned out to be a huge success! We hit $482k lifetime donations as a team and $182,553.24 as a team in 2020 alone!  A huge thanks to the generous ARK community for helping us do some good for children in need.

Tender Loving Care 3



We were able to launch our highly anticipated patch: Tender Loving Care 3.  When the opportunity presents itself, we like to go back and show some attention to creatures that may need more love or things that our community would like to see addressed. We were particularly excited about TLC 3 and the introduction of insect and wyvern breeding to the game.

In addition to the creature and balance changes, the community saw a rework of the taming UI. 



ARK 2 and ARK: The Animated Series


December

Just recently we announced ARK II, a brutal new world of primitive survival against both beast and man, facing down the ever-present threats of hyper-realistic intelligent dinosaurs, aggressive alien fauna, and the exotic environments of an unearthly planet.  Survivors will continue ARK's dramatic eons-spanning story of humankind's evolution, in this next-generation sandbox survival experience!



To accompany the ARK II announcement, we announced a partnership with acclaimed director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) to executive produce and co-showrun an original animated television series based on the hit video game ARK: Survival Evolved.

From cutting-edge animation studio Lex + Otis and with music composed by Gareth Coker (Ori and the Will of the Wisps), ARK: The Animated Series chronicles the story of a mysterious primeval land populated by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, where people from throughout human history have been resurrected.



However you spend the end of your year, we wish you health, happiness and good fortune (and a lot of rest and nice snacks). Take care of yourselves and each other and we'll see you all in 2021 with a slew of hype and energy! 



All the best and happy holidays!

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