ARK-Servers.net Blog Feed en https://ark-servers.net/ Sat, 14 May 2022 01:03 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 314: EVO Event, Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/851/community-crunch-314-evo-event-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/851/community-crunch-314-evo-event-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 14 May 2022 01:03 CEST
Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!

Love is in the air! We know how much you love EVO events, so we're kicking the weekend off with a special EVO event with breeding!

Are you looking fjorward to the Fjordhawk Creature Spotlight? Keep your eyes peeled! 👀 We're rounding out this week with a look at some amazing community content from various ARK content creators.




There is an ongoing EVO Event until Monday, May 16th. You can find the rates below:

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 2x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval



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Rickzz#3486 (Part 1)
"Day 4, planetside

Seems I've escaped this galaxy's Belsavis only to end up on its Taris.

The teleporter looks to be a one-way affair. Supplies made it through, but everything powered by ""element"" was de-energized. It makes the surface almost uninhabitable. What's left of the locals is concentrated either in the ruins topside, or down here in what they call the Underforest.

They seem friendly so far. Finding the settlement was easy, lit up as it was in the dark. I was expecting less than a warm welcome given what I'd learned in orbit but was pleasantly surprised by their curious reaction.

The only rules seem to be basic decency, which I can do, and no meat. Even the carnivores here, somehow, don't eat meat. The leader, Magdeline, prepares some kinda special ""kibble"" and it seems to work VERY well.

I wonder how it tastes. The eggs are working well enough though, and these people can do a lot with berries. I don't think I'll have to go that route.

Besides, it's not like I have better options at present. No one here does."


Creator: Rampy
If you had 100 days to beat ARK do you think you could? Rampy sets out to answer the question in his latest video.


Creator: Viperr
Who says you can't raid a base solo? Viperr shows us the way in the latest video of his solo raid series.




Don't forget to feed your pets by @ScutalTheLizard


Commission | sewshichan by Nalak-Bel


Snow Owl by @DNA_3000


Snow Owl by AvoidableIncidents


Line Art of Jamie by Ares#2032


ARK Titans by @kawarayane




! Fried#3812


Starlight#0985


@harry12983476


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Community Crunch 314: Fjordhawk Teaser, New Sponsored Mods, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/850/community-crunch-314-fjordhawk-teaser-new-sponsored-mods-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/850/community-crunch-314-fjordhawk-teaser-new-sponsored-mods-and-more/ Sat, 07 May 2022 01:07 CEST
Have a long week? Well kick back and jump-start your relaxation with an EVO Event this weekend! We're nearing the Fjordur launch in June and we have yet to debut one of its native inhabitants - Fjordhawk!




Looking to dive right into the action, Fjordhawk can forge close bonds with humans as wholeheartedly as any canine or primate. A tamed Fjordhawk is a surprisingly playful companion that is very capable of fetching targets that you point out. A well-trained Fjordhawk can locate injured prey and communicate its find to you.

Check out this post for more information on the new creatures that will arrive with Fjordur in June 2022!!






It's time to announce the second set of new sponsored mods for the new year! Looking to add some spice to your ARK life? Check out some new mods!

The ARK Sponsored Mod program is currently accepting applications until June 5th. Please submit your projects here[survivetheark.com].






Titan is an ambitious project that would see the player exploring new worlds, taming new creatures, playing new minigames, trading and experiencing a whole custom story.
Some planned features include human NPCs and a spaceship marketplace where you can find various traders of items and creatures.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2600192246




Kanga mods are focused on creating a primitive gameplay experience. Cultivate your profession and work together with your tribe to overcome challenges. The mods are separated into different categories so that players can pick and choose what elements they want to play with.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2600192246




Two years ago during the annual Extra Life Fundraiser, we unveiled a new creature that would be added to the game along with Genesis 2: the Noglin. Within a matter of minutes, a Redditor combined the Noglin with the popular "Poggers" meme to create "The Poglin". Since then, the Poglin has taken on many forms, including a 3D Art version made by the very talented artist ImEnFuego. We got in on the fun added the Poglin Mask Skin into the game and history was made!

We greatly appreciate community-led efforts such as the Poglin. As such, we've decided to hold a Discord competition to see who can make the best Poglin Heart Emoji. The winning emoji will be added to the Discord for all to use.

Hop into our Discord to see the details of the contest!

Join the ARK Discord[discord.gg]




There is an ongoing EVO Event until Monday, May 9th. You can find the rates below:

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 2x XP, Harvesting, Taming
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, Harvesting, Taming
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming
  • Classic: 6x XP, Harvesting, Taming



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penguinfat#3639
My friend and I were at the volcano, he took my argy, picked me up, then dropped me in the lava

Dumb horse#5415
Me and my friend put couple thousand speed on a fetherlight and we where dying with laughter for 15 minutes


Creator: Bemo Guinness
Follow Bemo Guiness as he tries to take on Valguero bosses using Shadowmane's!


Creator: Python
Are you looking for a new 'Let's Play' series to start? Looks like Python just started a new series on The Island!





Untitled by Riggy#6314


Argentavis Auram by Molly69929


Thylacoleo by VampireSessh


Rock Drake by @ebiflyyyy4


Untitled by Gerald.#4819


Argen Watercolor Brush by @bonten_ARK




@Muckey_59318


FunkyMunkeyGaming#8936


@DreadTamer


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Community Crunch 313: Desmodus Creature Spotlight and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/849/community-crunch-313-desmodus-creature-spotlight-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/849/community-crunch-313-desmodus-creature-spotlight-and-more/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 02:20 CEST
Last week we announced the transition of the Official ARK wiki! We've been reading your feedback and decided to create a thread so you have a place to share your thoughts. Stop by and give the ARK wiki team your feedback!

In this Community Crunch, we're excited to share with the community another Creature Spotlight trailer for Fjordur! Many have been waiting for Desmodus to take flight since it won the second Community Creature Vote! This week we get one step closer to the inevitable debut of Desmodus on Fjordur! Here's your first look at the monstrous Desmodus, the next creature included with the free DLC map Fjordur!




Soar through the skies, instilling fear in your enemies with Desmodus as your deadly companion, and gain an undeniable advantage of stealth with the ability to cloak yourself amongst your surroundings.

Desmodus makes its appearance when Fjordur releases in June 2022!! Will it be love at first bite!?





Are you looking for Official ARK media? We've created an ARK Media Kit that includes all of our official media that has been released throughout the years.

Within the folder, you will find years of media content from in-game events, Story Expansions, and Map DLC's. Can't find something you're looking for? Reach out to our community team and let us know! Going forward, the content that's released in the Community Crunch will be available in the ARK Media Kit shortly after the Community Crunch goes live (like the recently released Desmodus trailer)!

Visit the ARK Media Kit[drive.google.com]




There will be no EVO event this week.




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Phoenix Flaming Star#4365
Ark terrified me tonight. I was playing on Ragnarock, attempting my first Wyvern Egg steal. I was on my Pteranodon, Wasp, just kinda peeking in the trench and testing that Wasp could out fly the Wyverns. I was very nervous as I haven't really done this before. Then the weather kicked up. Rain and super loud thunder made my fear even worse. Upon hearing a second loud thunder clap, I had to stop. It was overwhelming. My goal is to eventually get all (er- most, not the void wyrm) wyvern types. I already have all the Crystal types. Now I'm on the last 4 types (poison, fire, lightning, and ice). I'm not giving up on this goal. I want to achieve this



Creator: Complete Games
What are the best ways to heal your favorite companions in ARK? Complete Games takes a look at various methods of healing your tames.


Creator: Veno
Veno is taking a shot at ranking every tameable creature in ARK. Do you agree with Veno's assessments?




Adventure in Aberration by Sunima


Me and my Bro as Bobs by Wallpaper#5740


Bulbdog by @ebiflyyyy4


New Piece to my Collection by BaseballxHero#4775


ARK-Boxelder the Rex by KattailsDesigns


Relaxing Break (о´ ∀ `о) by @sis_6193




@sam_stimo


Bercas#3045


@JuhuLetsplay


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Community Crunch 312: Desmodus Reveal, Official ARK Wiki, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/848/community-crunch-312-desmodus-reveal-official-ark-wiki-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/848/community-crunch-312-desmodus-reveal-official-ark-wiki-and-more/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 02:56 CEST
Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! You only have a few more days to gather those Bunny Eggs and hop into an Eggcellent Adventure! No eggscuses! This week, the Fjordur hype train takes a stop to look at a monstrous creature that's very familiar to the community - Desmodus!




Announced as the third creature to land on Fjordur, Desmodus was the second winner of the Community Creature Vote! The original creature submission garnered a lot of attention and the rest is ARK community history! Desmodus won (39,781 votes) vs. Carcharodontosaurus (24,419 votes) in the 9th and final round!

As you might imagine, Desmodus prefers to hang out in dark places, waiting for its unsuspecting prey! If you're lucky enough to tame one, you can send Desmodus to snatch up small prey or saddle up and vanish into the darkness.

Check out this post for more information on the new creatures that will arrive with Fjordur in June 2022!!




As an ARK survivor, it's likely you've been in a bind and inevitably found yourself looking for information on one of ARK’s various game systems. Since 2016, the ARK wiki has served as an invaluable resource for millions of players making their first steps onto The Island. Cataloging and detailing ARK’s content, from the base experience through the expansions, is no easy task. Internally, we’ve even used it as a resource 😉.

The ARK wiki has had a happy home on Fandom and we’re grateful to have been partners as they supported the growth of the ARK wiki. We’re pleased to announce that we have a new home and partner, wiki.gg, for the Official ARK Wiki!

The ARK wiki is undergoing an evolution!



From this point forward, you can find the Official ARK Wiki at http://ark.wiki.gg!

Our intent in moving the ARK wiki is to provide a more stable and streamlined experience for the ARK community to build its future wiki roots on. The team at Wiki.gg are not new to starting community wikis and have a long history of successful community-led projects in their portfolio. Our shared vision for the ARK wiki is one that prioritizes gamers and the browsing experience over profits.

The Fandom ARK Wiki and the history of the contributors aren't going to disappear! The wiki team at Fandom has expressed interest in keeping the ARK wiki operational and functional as a second unofficial ARK wiki.


  • The Browsing Experience: Nobody likes slow-loading web pages! The ark.wiki.gg layout allows for a more streamlined and less obtrusive browsing experience.
  • Creative Control: In the past, there has been no creative control over things that affect the overall presentation and user experience (ads, banners, UI, etc.).
  • Marketing (Ads): Ads displayed on the ARK wiki are from internal partners from the Wiki.gg network.


  • The Wiki History: All the current content of the ARK wiki has been migrated to its new home.
  • Community Control: The ARK wiki community will still dictate how the content is managed, created, and edited.
  • The Rules: All content moderation rules remain the same and prior ARK wiki admins have transitioned to the new official wiki.


  • Become an Editor: Help improve the wiki! Wiki’s are most successful when many community members contribute content and validate information.
  • Wiki’s are Worldwide: ARK players come from all around the world! We encourage non-English speakers to help make the ARK Wiki an even more valuable resource by contributing to the specific language wikis!
  • Share Your Feedback: As always, we want to hear your thoughts on the Wiki transition. Anything you want to see the wiki add in the future?
  • Update Your Links: Remember to help those who forget the new Official ARK Wiki home.
With this transition, The ARK wiki has evolved into a long-term platform for ARK information to thrive! The community team looks forward to hearing your thoughts on the ARK wiki transition!




There is an ongoing EVO Event included with Eggcellent Adventure. You can find the rates below:

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval



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Emotional_Pain#4695
I remember when I was playing with my friend in a server on mobile, since I don't have ARK on my PC. My friend had run off with a bunch of random tames to find a base location for us, while I was just building at the shore of spawn. I only had a parasaur and two dilos tamed, and my friend had a parasaur, dilo, baryonyx, and had recently got a free rex egg from someone. So what happened was I had recently finished building a thatch base because I didn't have enough engrams for wood or stone, neither did my friend, and I was AFK for some time in my small thatch base. When I was got back, I was about to leave my temporary base, but once I opened the door, I had seen a therizinosaurus right outside my base. I then closed the door, not wanting it to aggro me, and went to the back of my base. I was talking with my friend, who was working on their base somewhere, and then I eventually turned around to see part of my base destroyed by the therizinosaurus. I had no idea that dinosaur had seen me, yet I stayed in the back of my base and started shooting it with my bow. I somehow killed it about 5 minutes later, and I'm still impressed that I had done that since I was about level 17, I think. But that was also when I decided that I would head out to my friends base that they were working on, so I hopped onto my parasaur and started my journey. When I got somewhat closer to my friends base, I had spotted another therizinosaurus. Not only did it see me, but it also killed my parasaur and both of my dilos. It was a sad day, but I had eventually tamed a raptor, which made me a bit happier. It wasn't a high level, but I mainly used it for traveling faster. One I had tamed it and put a saddle on it, I continued my journey to my friends base. Shortly after, I came across a spino, and thankfully it didn't see me when I ran past it. Soon after that, a therizinosaurus came out of nowhere and killed my raptor. I ran for my life, and shortly left the server since I was completely lost.



Creator: The Pilgrimz Project
Check out this amazing and unique build by The Pilgrimz project! Enhance your raft build with this tour and build guide!


Creator: Nexxuz World
ARKADIA 2 has begun and our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking audience has already begun creating amazing memories. Check out Nexxuz latest video if you're looking to learn more. (Tip: You can use auto-translate subtitles on YouTube if you don't speak Spanish). Content may be NSFW




Quick ARK Raptor Painting by @ItsCryptillian


Stole the Dragon Egg by @TZULIN_


Progress on Shadowmane by Nachara#7563


Parasaur TEK by Pet1tFlan


Island Guardians by Gerald.#4819


Ice Wyvern! by Acodan




rhiannnnnnn12<3#5531


@YaBoiGasBoi


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Community Crunch 311: Andrewsarchus Creature Spotlight and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/847/community-crunch-311-andrewsarchus-creature-spotlight-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/847/community-crunch-311-andrewsarchus-creature-spotlight-and-more/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 02:08 CEST
Today we're excited to welcome you to a special Creature Spotlight edition of the Community Crunch! Jump in for your first look at Andrewsarchus, in action. This opportunistic whippomorph is an upcoming creature included with the free DLC map Fjordur!



Mount a minigun and cause havoc with the upcoming Andrewsarchus saddle! Though Andrewsarchus may not be able to absorb as much damage as some of ARK's larger creatures, it's sure to cause a of mayhem while protecting its rider in an airtight enclosure.

Check out this post for more information on the new creatures that will arrive with Fjordur in June 2022!!






Eggcellent Adventure 7 is live! Follow the trails of wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's to gather Bunny Eggs for special event loot. Place down Bunny Eggs to paint on them, or use them in a Crafting Pot to craft special holiday-themed cosmetics including 5 new chibi's and a full-body bunny suit costume!

See the full event details here[survivetheark.com]!








There is an ongoing EVO Event included with Eggcellent Adventure.

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval


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Dodo#6097
this was back in the early days a couple weeks after gigas were added and back when it was a big deal to have them. We traded the alpha tribe on our server 50 metal foundations for a giga egg (yeah they weren't too bright giving away their giga lines for some metal foundations lol) We were on official pvp and back then dinos grew up much much slower. Cryopods were not a thing back then so we agreed to take turns with the night shift to feed it. Eventually we all got off for the day except the tribemate that had the first night shift. Next morning we got on to find that the tribemate who was on the night shift had fallen asleep at his computer and the giga had starved to death

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Creator: GG Fizz
GG Fizz shows off an epic medieval-styled castle in his latest video!


Creator: Negan XII
Check out this amazing base tour of an ARK Official PvP mega tribe!




Reaper Empress by UmbraDaiwrf0l


Maewing From ARK by kitt0hokage


Parasaur by Aurakin-Arts


Main Survivor Speedrun by @NeoVanilluxe


ARK 2 by @dibujosdevan


Hootie Hoo :: Ark by MissLovely


Messy Painting by Sunthoon#0432




@maroichigo0220


@kitaca_gm


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Eggcellent Adventure 7! https://ark-servers.net/blog/846/eggcellent-adventure-7/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/846/eggcellent-adventure-7/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 22:23 CEST


From Monday, April 11th through Monday, April 25th, Eggcellent Adventure returns for the 7th year! Follow the trails of wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's to gather Bunny Eggs for special event loot. Place down Bunny Eggs to paint on them, or use them in a Crafting Pot to craft special holiday-themed cosmetics including 5 new chib's and a full-body bunny suit costume!


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


4/11 - 4/25

  • Bunny Dodos
  • Bunny Oviraptors
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval
  • Full-Body Easter Bunny Costume *NEW*
  • Bunny Tail
  • 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
  • Bunny Egg
  • Festive Dino Candy
  • Tail Wiggle Emote
  • Bunny Hop Dance Emote
  • Dilophosaur *NEW*
  • Purlovia *NEW*
  • Queen Bee *NEW*
  • Microraptor *NEW*
  • Spring Shinehorn *NEW*
  • 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

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Community Crunch 210: Andrewsarchus Reveal, EVO Event, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/845/community-crunch-210-andrewsarchus-reveal-evo-event-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/845/community-crunch-210-andrewsarchus-reveal-evo-event-and-more/ Sat, 09 Apr 2022 01:58 CEST
Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! The return of Eggcellent Adventure begins on Monday! Grab your tribe and hop to all corners of ARK scrambling for colorful Bunny Eggs and eggcellent event loot.




Serving as the first winner of the Community Creature Vote, Andrewsarchus makes its way to Fjordur packing an arsenal of utility! Andrewsarchus may seem sluggish while foraging for a meal, but they can move unexpectedly fast when provoked. Once tamed, its saddle will allow you to mount a minigun to the back of it!

Check out this post[survivetheark.com] for more information on the new creatures that will arrive with Fjordur in June 2022!!






Eggcellent Adventure 7 begins on Monday! From Monday, April 11th through Monday, April 25th, follow the trails of wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's to gather Bunny Eggs for special event loot. Place down Bunny Eggs to paint on them, or use them in a Crafting Pot to craft special holiday-themed cosmetics including 5 new chibi's and a full-body bunny suit costume!

See the full event details here[survivetheark.com]!








There is an ongoing EVO Event. The event will remain live until Eggcellent Adventure rates are active! You can find the rates below:

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval



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Noow33#3702
I just went chopping wood for the industrial grinder, and when i came back to my base i got a few death notifications of my tribe's dinos. I had left the gate open and a level 100 raptor killed 3 good dinos. My tribemates won't be happy.
Moral of the story: leave at least a few dinos on neutral.

PotatoChip#8458
So one time while breeding theris I had a ton of extra ones that I didn’t need (ugly colors, bad muts, etc) so I wanted to get rid of them. I had been farming a lot of apex drops, knowing that once I was done breeding I would fight bosses. I had enough drops to run the broodmother a few times, so I took the theris into the gamma fight. Once it began it went really well, and I ended up winning. A few days later I decided to try my hand at the beta broodmother. After I started the fight it was only minutes until all of my dinos were dead, and I was running for my life. I did not survive



Creator: The Pilgrimz Project
The Pilgrimz Project is back with another epic build! This time, it's a gothic-styled castle built on Lost Island!


Creator: Clamen
Follow Clamen as he strives to become the biggest tribe their cluster has ever seen!




My derpy rex <3 by Hotaru♥


ARK Megalania by 드찌/어찌


My ARK Survivor by @SoupEvolved


My Fire Wyvern Alkhiara by Gerald.#4819


He'll eat you by RadiantGhost


You can always tell a former Aberration player by Tacimur


It's almost Easter by @FeelsR3KTman




@ARKLove9


𝑻𝒉𝒚𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒐𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓#1650


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Community Crunch 209: Eggcellent Adventure 7, EVO Event, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/844/community-crunch-209-eggcellent-adventure-7-evo-event-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/844/community-crunch-209-eggcellent-adventure-7-evo-event-and-more/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 02:03 CEST


From Monday, April 11th through Monday, April 25th, Eggcellent Adventure returns for the 7th year! Follow the trails of wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's to gather Bunny Eggs for special event loot. Place down Bunny Eggs to paint on them, or use them in a Crafting Pot to craft special holiday-themed cosmetics including 5 new chib's and a full-body bunny suit costume!


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


4/11 - 4/25

  • Bunny Dodos
  • Bunny Oviraptors
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval
  • Full-Body Easter Bunny Costume *NEW*
  • Bunny Tail
  • 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
  • Bunny Egg
  • Festive Dino Candy
  • Tail Wiggle Emote
  • Bunny Hop Dance Emote
  • Dilophosaur *NEW*
  • Purlovia *NEW*
  • Queen Bee *NEW*
  • Microraptor *NEW*
  • Spring Shinehorn *NEW*
  • 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






An ARK: EVO Event will be active on all platforms from April 1st to April 4th, with the following EVO perks:
*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 2x XP, Harvesting, and Taming
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, and 4.5x Taming
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, and 5x Taming
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, and 6x Taming


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Mr. Mirror#3786

My friend and I were flying around on an argy (me riding and him in the talons). Needing to regain stamina we stopped on someone's base on a cliff. Below the cliff was a swampy area with a spino but we figured we'd be safe since we were on a cliff above it. Wanting to taunt the spino my friend shot at it. Moments before we witnessed hell I joked at him and said "watch it climb the cliff lol". As you might have guessed it climbed the cliff somehow and my friend made a break for it down the cliff in the opposite direction. By some miracle I hopped on the argy and picked him up literally milliseconds before the spino ran up behind him and attacked. Needless to say we didn't push our luck like that ever again, but it was really hilarious and epic that we clutched out of that situation



Creator: Complete Games
Are you looking to breed your first creature in ARK? Check out this helpful guide on hatching eggs!


Creator: Cantex
Who will survive this epic run? Cantex puts ARK creatures to the test in their latest video!




@co3na3 - Aki-chan with Mukinishan!


Maria.#6438 - Otter


@bonten_ARK - WRYYYYY!!!!!!


@HallOfFlameSs1 - Portrait Art of my Ark OC


Youssef356#8262 - ARK Wallpaper


Youssef356#8262 - Managarmr's Rider




@Nekatus


BlueSucho#4999


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Community Crunch 208: Introducing Mjolnir, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/843/community-crunch-208-introducing-mjolnir-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/843/community-crunch-208-introducing-mjolnir-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 26 Mar 2022 02:05 CET
Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! We know you have been anxious for more information on the upcoming Fjordur launch and this week we're happy to share an upcoming weapon skin!




Acting as a functional weapon skin for the TEK sword, Mjolnir packs its own special powers and empowers Survivors with supernatural might. Devastate your foes with shocking ease as you exercise control over the element of lightning. However, not every survivor will pass the test and be considered worthy to obtain the mighty Mjolnir. Will you be up to the challenge?

Coming to Fjordur in June 2022!





There will be no EVO event this week.


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Rickzz#3486 (Part 2)
I continued my walk because I thought I had torches in my inventory. It got darker and darker and when I couldn't see anything I opened the inventory but I didn't have any torch... It was very dark I couldn't see where I had the necessary resources to make a torch, so I decided to stay where I was. and wait for the dawn. When morning came and there was enough sunlight for me to be able to see the path and the dangers around it, I keep walking south towards my house but something tragic happened.
I was attacked by two Emperor Crocodiles, I was fine but my Beelzebufo (Frog) died and my Triceratops was very hurt, I kept going south and managed to return home with a new dinosaur but I lost one I had. this is the part 2 / final part


Creator: Sypher Sam
Sypher Sam takes on the challenge of rebuilding the snow castle on Lost island without mods!


Creator: pterafier
Everyone makes mistakes, but hopefully, pterafier can help you avoid a few you haven't made yet 😉




Arkadia 1 Key Moment by @unluckyNisis


The Little Griffin by layer


Commission: Crystal Wyvern by capsartwork


Prime Smilodon VS Griffin by UmbraDaiwrf0l


Santiago Da Costa - ARK 2 by J-ManTheAngel


Megachelon by RexMyPet


Aberration Fan Art by @ScutalTheLizard




𝔍𝔪𝔞𝔫𝔧𝔦#6634


Primal#7888



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Community Crunch 307: Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/842/community-crunch-307-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/842/community-crunch-307-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 01:10 CET
Lost Island transfers are opening next week on Friday! Once enabled, players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction. On Wednesday we're also releasing a patch for console that includes over 70 fixes across all maps. Map/level changes tend to be quite big and we're expecting this patch to be a significant download so consider this a heads up in advance!

If you're a modder for ARK, our Sponsored Mods program is still accepting applicants. Check out the latest entries in the sponsored mod program here[survivetheark.com]

We are anxious to share more on the upcoming Fjordur release, but in the meantime, we're leaving you with a look at some great community content!




There will be no EVO event this week.



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Rickzz#3486 (Part 1)
One day, to be more exact at five fifty-five in the morning, the sun was already rising and I decided to venture into some region of the map that I didn't know, I prepared my equipment and headed north, through the forest that I tamed my mesopithecus, going straight I arrive at the swamp and I remember my epic battle against the Emperor Crocodile (Sarco) and many Titanoboas (Big Snakes) but I didn't know what existed after the swamp, so that's what I decided to find out . Continuing to the north I find a biome of big trees and its trunk is reddish brown, I researched it and found out that the name was Redwood forests, it's a dangerous forest so much so that right at the beginning of it I was attacked by a Terror Bird that scared me a little. Getting closer to the trees a Marsupial Lion (Thylacoleo) jumped on me and attacked me fiercely and I was afraid of this biome because it was just the beginning or also the entrance to the forest, but as I am an explorer I entered the forest and went collect resources to make a fire because my food was running out and I had some raw meats in my inventory I was surprised by a huge Carnotaurus that soon started to attack me, but I managed to survive because my dinosaurs took care of him, I set up my fire and I began to roast the meats to satisfy my hunger. I started to get dehydrated and then I looked for the nearest river to drink some water and I ended up finding an Alpha Raptor and for some events I know it's good to stay away from him when you're alone and without any dinosaur to help you, I hydrate myself and returned to my fire. Arriving there I look to the south and I see a Diplodocus, I was impressed by its size and decided to tame it because I just put berries in the last slot and also because I would use it to carry some resources. After taming it I decided that I had already discovered great things and I started to walk south where my house is, but it was already getting dark and the sun was going down.


Creator: Aaron Longstaff
Do you need some inspiration for your next build? Check out this creative Japanese-influenced build by Aaron Longstaff!


Creator: Lucky Shot
Are you new to ARK? With ARK now a part of the Playstation Plus subscription, these tips may come in handy for those new survivors!




War of Humans and Dinosaurs by Saprom


Sino Drawing by YeetinYuty189#5689


Ferox by @falco_luna


Painting made by a friend of mine by RyanOT02🦕#9246


Glorp by naeriie#2439


Wyverns From ARK Survival Evolved by Daeodude




Fletch#9534 (Created by Cpt Spanky)


@Riinartist


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Community Crunch 306: EVO Event, Hexagon Exchange Upgrades, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/841/community-crunch-306-evo-event-hexagon-exchange-upgrades-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/841/community-crunch-306-evo-event-hexagon-exchange-upgrades-and-more/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 02:09 CET
We hope you don't have weekend plans yet because we're kicking the weekend off with an EVO event! See below for the event details!


Lost Island Transfers
On March 18th, we will be enabling full server transfers into Lost Island on our Official Servers across all platforms. Once enabled, players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction!


Event Cosmetics
We know you folks enjoy your event cosmetics so as we enter into our last year of events on ARK 1, we will be adding the associated cosmetics to the Hexagon Exchange once each event ends. Speaking of - we've added the Love Evolved cosmetics to Hexagon Exchange this week!
All of the event content will be added to the PC game at the end of the year's cycle of events so they can be opted into for our PC unofficial server owners and players. Our console players will be able to grab all event cosmetics from the Hex store!




An ARK: EVO Event is active on all platforms from now through March 7th, with the following EVO perks:
*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 2x XP, Harvesting, and Taming
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, and 4.5x Taming
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, and 5x Taming
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, and 6x Taming



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Corrupted Empress Jasmine#7275
Let's speak of a time, a time long since passed Scorching Deserts, Caverns and Cities nothing more than distant dreams a time when Rexes were the true Kings of the Ark, a time when a turkey could end all life on the Ark if it so chose.

My name is Jasmine (Jaz for short) and I bought Ark on the very day of its release into early access, I downloaded the game eagerly awaiting whatever came and eventually loaded into spawning on a picturesque beach on the northern half of The Island I stayed on that beach as if it were my lifeline, I hunted dodos and ate berries gathering a few megre levels unlocking the most powerful weapon I'd ever known the sling.

I gathered stone, hours and hours passing amassing hundreds of lil pieces of lifeline, I grew more confident going into the trees to gather material crafting backup slings and gathering more material until I heard footsteps, I ran as fast as I could back to my beach thinking I was safe until it burst from the trees... a level 12 rex.

Most people, sane people would have run but not me, I started firing rocks as fast as I could dodging and weaving as the titanic beast attempted to strike me down, time past slowly the adrenaline keeping me hyper focused, I took a hit my health bar tanking, I panicked but continued firing...

Something changed, the rex began to flee, I chased it toward a river where upon crossing the threshold it slammed to the ground I gathered meat from any source I could and fed the thing, protecting my once enemy as if my life depended on it I gathered narcoberries and tended to the rex for as long as it took before it arose now under my command.

I had become Queen by subjugating the King, My will was now his command, his name was Sven...

And that's how my first tame in Ark: Survival Evolved was a Rex called Sven.


Creator: SINZAHH
Check out the amazing storytelling and strategy behind setting up a heist on a hard and popular unofficial ARK server.




Stealing Wyvern Eggs (Render) by Veno#5000


Penllyn by @ottermeal


Ferox by @falco_luna


Aberration-Themed Journal by TheUnskilledKwill#3155


Liopleurodon by Khimera


Welcome to the Island by scartitan




Jinx#7374


@properlyspoopi


@NaturalCauzes


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Community Crunch 305: Lost Island Transfers, Map Updates, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/840/community-crunch-305-lost-island-transfers-map-updates-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/840/community-crunch-305-lost-island-transfers-map-updates-and-more/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 01:31 CET


  • Lost Island Transfers - On March 18th, we will be enabling full server transfers into Lost Island on our Official Servers across all platforms. Once enabled, players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction!
  • We'll be releasing a patch for PC on March 3rd that will include over 70 fixes across all maps. Map/level changes tend to be quite big and we're expecting this patch to be a significant download so consider this a heads up in advance! We'll endeavor to give size estimations as we near closer to deployment.




There will be no EVO event this week.


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We've made some small upgrades to the Community Corner!

We've seen our fair share of great art posted within the community and throughout the years, we've been honored to share that art using the Community Crunch as a platform. Going forward, we're applying a frame to the art we post in the crunch that includes the edition and date.

Additionally, we'll be uploading these to a public community album to show the years of support the community has provided in one easy place. Every image in the album will contain the artist's name and source. If you're creating content for ARK, we want you to know we respect your art and appreciate your contributions to the community! We've created a form for artists to use when they feel their art is misrepresented or posted without credit.

We're also adding a new section to the Community Corner - Community Stories! Recently, we held a competition in our Discord community for reaching 150K members. Members of the community shared their ARK stories for a chance at a prize. Considering we read so many heartfelt and funny stories, we made it a permanent section in the Discord and the Community Corner. So jump over to our Discord to share your own stories!


krickiex89#8924

I downloaded Ark out of boredom, not knowing what I was downloading, I bought all the DLCs and the season pass for Gen. I named my character girl, because it was a test character, so I thought. I have been girl for 2 years now. When Crystal Isles came out I was a solo player. I met an awesome chick and her friend and we started hanging out and helping each other out. They were friends with the charge battery bandits whose tribe leader was Guardian. The server was very active and everyone would cut up with each other. We had a neighbor tribe who built a small town and it had an arena in it where he hosted tribe fights and gave out prizes. It was hilarious. Once servers opened everything calmed down and people started to disappear. My two friends weren't playing anymore. I started hanging out with Guardian. We started a new tribe on Extinction and acquired some awesome tribe mates and we became the Insiders. We became a family. Eventually our family to split up and everyone stopped playing for about 6 weeks. During those 6 weeks I played a lot of Apex Legends. Guardian would play with me. We decided, during our break from Ark, to meet up and go hiking. Then we went hiking again the next day, and the next. This trend continued for a while. He took me to the top of a mountain, up a scary back road to the most beautiful overlook and we watched the sun set. I was so happy, but I was also sad. I found the love of my life, but my Ark family was falling apart. We got back into Ark and made amends with our friends. We did eventually lose the one, but it was for the best. We found new members along the way and now have a thriving Ark family and RL family. It's been a roller coaster of emotions to get here but I wouldn't change it. I have moved to the top of the mountain with Guardian and I am starting a new position in the career of my dreams and have the best support team everyday as we build up on Lost Island waiting on whatever adventure Ark will throw me next.

My Snow Dragon#5911

My best memories are from early legacy PVP, before transfers were open. I was in a tribe on a server that had a "frienemy" relationship with the other 2 large tribes on the server. One tribe had a member that used to come and troll me, just me, whenever I would leave base to do meat or metal runs and it was always hilarious. His favorite thing to do was tranq me off my tame, tea bag till his legs were tired then steal my pants. Then run off with them laughing hysterically in global chat. It got to the point where I stopped wearing pants lol. Then he started tranq'ing me to PUT PANTS BACK ON ME. Those were the days I miss lol. We became friends and are still friends to this day, some 5+ years later


Creator: Sypher Sam
Take a look at Sypher Sam's latest build - a castle port on Lost Island!


Creator: Cantex
How long can a level 1000 Alpha Rex last? Cantex tests the limits with this challenging deathrun!




MEK by Razo4arovanie


Allosaurus Design by @Ares33909104


Managarmr by DINODOG#8923


Crime. He Stole Her Crown by NeoVanilluxe#0900


ARK: Survival Evolved Armored Basilisk Fan Concept by @Emily_Art


Wurm-Rider by zombeecakes




KS9#4211


@SyntacYT


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Community Crunch 304: Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/839/community-crunch-304-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/839/community-crunch-304-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 02:04 CET
This week we'll take a look at some community highlights, including the introduction to #ARKADIA2 from the Spanish-speaking ARK community!

In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing more visuals and information about Andrewsarchus, Fjordhawk, and Desmodus leading up to the Fjordur rollout!




There will be no EVO event this week.




Creator: Nexxuz World
It's the return of one of the most-watched ARK series, ARKADIA! Some of the biggest Spanish-speaking ARK creators join together with a custom ARK experience to create an amazing series for the ARK community!




The Gigantopithecus Village by MayaPatch


Raptor by DeadlyKittyy


Untitled by GIOLEGENDS#4940


Freedom by JackyTheMoo


Managarmr by WhiteSkally


Winter Wyvern by syyylvia#5541


Hunted by the Queen by Muku




FurNatic#5778


@EgoSilentium


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Community Crunch 303: Love Evolved 3 is Live, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/838/community-crunch-303-love-evolved-3-is-live-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/838/community-crunch-303-love-evolved-3-is-live-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 01:02 CET Love Evolved event is live until Wednesday, February 16th! While ARK is under Cupid's spell, go fishing for love and gain a chance at new skins, items, and five new chibi pets to collect! See below for the full event details:




There is an ongoing EVO Event that is a part of Love Evolved. You can find the rates below:

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval




Creator: Aaron Longstaff
A well-known community builder, Aaron Longstaff, is back with a new stables build!



Creator: captain fatdog
It's a simple question. Can an Amarga be tamed with a Giga? Let's find out!




ARK - CazadorR


ARK Griffin Fanart - Saprom


Hybrid of ARK Creatures - MudgyGaming#6313


Encounter - Asimos


10 Sc before disaster - Umbra_Daiwrfol


#QueremosArkadia2 - @J0vando




@NeddyTheNoodle


@Virtual_Optix


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Love Evolved 3 is Live! https://ark-servers.net/blog/836/love-evolved-3-is-live/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/836/love-evolved-3-is-live/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 20:41 CET

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From Wednesday, February 9th through Wednesday, February 16th, love will fill the air as we celebrate Valentine's Day with Love Evolved 3. While ARK is under Cupid's spell, go fishing for love and gain a chance at new skins, items, and five new chibi pets to collect!



Show yourself some love with the new self-hug emote, or try to reel in one of the new swimsuit skins!

  • This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=vday
  • For the duration of Love Evolved, we will be disabling the world buffs from Baby Boon & Maewing Poach on Genesis Part 2 on the Official Network. In the past, we've adjusted for the impact event have had on the rates by tweaking the bonuses that we use during the holidays, however, those tweaks lead to unfavorable circumstances on maps that aren't Genesis Part 2, so going forward during breeding events, we'll be disabling these mission buffs specifically as not to affect the bonuses on other maps.

2/09/22 - 2/16/22

  • Valentines Coelacanth can be caught for chibis, chocolates, candies
  • Mating can randomly drop chocolates and candies!

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval

  • "Bear Hug" swimsuit skin *NEW*
  • "Odd Couple" swimsuit skin *NEW*
  • "Sauropod Heart" swimsuit skin *NEW*
  • Heart-shaped Shield Skin
  • Heart-shaped Sunglasses Skin
  • "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)

  • Box o' Chocolates
  • Valentines Dino Candy

  • Self Hug *NEW*
  • Flirty Emote
  • Heart Emote

  • Pelagornis *NEW*
  • Archaeopteryx *NEW*
  • Gallimimus *NEW*
  • Kairuku *NEW*
  • The Lovebird *NEW*

  • Lavender
  • Cream
  • MediumLavender
  • Peach
  • DeepPink
  • LightPink
  • Dark Red
  • Red
  • Magenta
  • Light Red
  • White

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Community Crunch 302: Introducing Desmodus, EVO Event, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/834/community-crunch-302-introducing-desmodus-evo-event-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/834/community-crunch-302-introducing-desmodus-evo-event-and-more/ Sat, 05 Feb 2022 02:08 CET
This week we are excited to share the concept and dossier for Desmodus, the winner of the second Community Creature Vote! We introduced RCV (Ranked Choice Voting) in the most recent round of community voting and saw Desmodus win (39,781 votes) vs. Carcharodontosaurus (24,419 votes) in the 9th and final round!

In other ARK news, we're starting the weekend off with an EVO event and Love Evolved starts next week. Check out the Love Evolved event details here!



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Common Name: Desmodus
Species: Desmodus draculae
Time: Pleistocene
Diet: Sanguivore
Temperament: Aggressive


Even with all the other monstrosities around here, this fugitive from a Creature Double Feature deserves top billing. I mean, Dracula's right there in its species name! And Desmodus has a shriek that'll scare just about anything out of its way. It's also shrewd enough to limit itself to victims that it can carry off into the night.

Although I'm not superstitious enough to advise stocking up on garlic and stakes before you decide to track down Desmodus for yourself, I'd still advise you to hunt these horrors out in the light and away from their caves – they seem uniquely adept at flying and hiding in those dark, narrow spaces.


Taming one of these beasties lets you add its eerie abilities to your arsenal. Use their unsettling scream to scatter your enemies. Command Desmodus to snatch up small prey for you. Let its uncanny power to vanish into darkness become your personal stealth mode.

Desmodus has blood thinner in its saliva, which drains prey of more blood than this vampire could ever digest. If you can stomach the excess blood and drained meat your vampire pet leaves behind, you might be open-minded enough to appreciate another of its unholy gifts: a 'sanguine elixir' that helps enthrall the most stubborn beasts.


Desmodus will land on ARK with the upcoming free DLC map, Fjordur!




There is an ARK: EVO Event active on all platforms from now through February 7th, with the following EVO perks:

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 2x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval




Creator: spoonkid
There's nothing more special than seeing someone's first ARK experience. Watch spoonkid take on The Island!


Creator: Xavii
Xavii just started a new PvP series on Genesis and ends up in a solo raid on Day 1!




Ao Yue - Toucanfishh


ARK Aberration drawing - Saprom


Untitled - CrowMother#0491


alpha fire wyvern - arcticthefoxwing


Megalosaurus - @NeoVanilluxe


My Dunkleosteus David - Gerald.#4819




lordLKkamikaze (Render/Remodel)


KS9#4211




@zorafoxx (3D Print)


Have a great weekend!
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Community Crunch 301: Love Evolved 3, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/831/community-crunch-301-love-evolved-3-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/831/community-crunch-301-love-evolved-3-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 03:05 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 300: Community Corner and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/830/community-crunch-300-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/830/community-crunch-300-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 02:02 CET
While we prepare to share the details for the annual Love Evolved event and the dossier for Desmodus Draculae, we'll leave you with some awesome highlights from the community!




There will be no EVO event this week.




Creator: NaturalCauzes
With 100 days to beat the infamous Primal Fear mod, can NaturalCauzes complete the challenge? Tune in and find out!


Creator: Teachers Game Too
Check out this handy sniper counter by Teachers Game Too!




Ragnar by NicoleBArt


Managarmr by arcticthefoxwing


Managarmr Sketch by sangwiss16


My Fav Argy by ElectricSheep01#0451


King by $IH#7193


Yutyrannus Patrol by @WolfTek7


Meeting by @VELUKO1




@Riinartist


SuperDooM#2527


See you next week!
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Community Crunch 298: Fjordur Creature Vote Winner, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/828/community-crunch-298-fjordur-creature-vote-winner-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/828/community-crunch-298-fjordur-creature-vote-winner-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 02:33 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 297: Introducing Fjordhawk, ARK New Years Event, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/825/community-crunch-297-introducing-fjordhawk-ark-new-years-event-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/825/community-crunch-297-introducing-fjordhawk-ark-new-years-event-and-more/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 01:11 CET
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As we wrap up what has been an exciting and busy year for ARK and a challenging year for all of us, we'd like to take a moment to thank you all for your ongoing support and express gratitude for our team and our players.

We hope that you felt optimistic more often than not this year. That you found joy in unexpected places. That 2021 gave you opportunities to rest and take a break from the challenges present in the world over the past couple of years.

A special thanks goes to the varied communities that bring diversity and inclusion to the playerbase: our non-english speaking players - nod to the Arkadia crew and the spanish speaking community - Hololive and the ever-joyful Japanese community, our large German and French communities and their wonderful content creators, the amazing LGBTQ communities and creators, creativity within the community as seen in the wonderful ARKitect events or the #danceoffs on social media. Congratulations to Syntac on his 1mil subs and Youtube Gold Play Button and Nexxuz who was nominated for the ESLAND Awards in the category of best series of the year! It has also been a joy to see newer creators establish their own communities and it is, as ever, humbling to be able to facilitate that in some way through our game. We can't mention everyone but rest assured we see you and what you bring and it means the world!

ARK wouldn't be where it is without our players and our talented team and we wouldn't be looking forward to ARK 2 and ARK: The Animated Series without your passion and support.

May the Holiday Season bring you joy, time to relax and a moment to reflect.

We wish you the most amazing Holidays and a Happy New Year!

#PoglinGang4Lyf

The Studio Wildcard Team



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Common Name: Fjordhawk
Species: Parabuteo veðrfölnir
Time: Mid-late Anthropocene
Diet: Omnivore
Temperament: Calculating


Most of the creatures I’ve encountered here have endured thanks to their great size, strength, or ferocity. But the fjordhawk gets by on its wits and by scavenging. The bird also seems to have an almost preternatural ability to predict and avoid danger. Fjordhawks follow predators (and survivors) from on high, watching for their moment to swoop in and snatch up an easy meal.


Tamed fjordhawks are surprisingly playful, and their favorite game is fetch. Indulge your bird with this play and a bit of patience, and you’ll reap the rewards. Just point out a target, and your fjordhawk will fly off to retrieve it for you. A well-trained fjordhawk can locate injured prey and communicate its find to you.

These clever birds will bond with humans as wholeheartedly as any canine or primate, in a way uniquely suited to this time and place. If you should meet with some grave misfortune, your fjordhawk will immediately fly off with as many of your belongings as it can carry. As soon as you’re respawned by the ARK, your friend will track you down and return your equipment to you!



Fjordhawk will land on ARK with the upcoming free DLC map, Fjordur!




Voting is now open and the time has come for you to cast your vote for the creature you want to see in the upcoming free DLC map: Fjordur. The Top 10 creatures were selected from the top 10 upvoted creatures during the creature submission process.

Follow the link to see the finalists and cast your vote!

Fjordur Creature Vote[survivetheark.com]

We've made some changes to the creature voting process and we've invited Craig to give a summary:

Hey there, Survivors! CraigBrownCraigBrown here to chat about the upcoming community vote for Fjordur’s third new Creature. I’m very excited about this, because I have *very* strong feelings on the way the previous vote went (some good, some bad).
First of all, I’m so happy that so much of the community came out and made your voices heard. Yall cast thousands of votes, and it came down to the last few minutes of the vote. My creature of choice may have lost (hard), but I’m always happy to see the community get this involved.

I’m a big fan of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). I think it’s a better system than the traditional “whoever gets the most votes wins”... especially when the results are available in real-time. The inevitable result of a traditional vote is always the same:
  • Two candidates pull ahead of the pack, becoming the frontrunners
  • Anyone who hasn’t voted yet sees the two frontrunners as the only options, lest they “throw away their vote”
  • Instead of voting for the candidate they like most, they vote for the frontrunner they dislike the least
And the result is usually someone that only a minority are actually happy with.
On top of all that, live-results further exacerbate the problem. If someone likes the Penguin, but sees that it’s in 5th place (out of 10), they’re going to think that voting for the Penguin is throwing their vote away… even though that’s what they actually want to vote for.
This is where RCV comes in. With RCV, you rank all of the options from “want the most” (rank 1) to “want the least” (rank 10). Then we do the calculating…
  1. We add up the highest-ranked candidate from all the ballots. If any candidate has >50% of the vote, they win!
  2. If no candidate won, we remove the bottom candidate from the race. Then, we cross that name off of every ballot
  3. Now that all the ballots are updated, go back to Step 1
(Technically, there are a bunch of versions of RCV… but instant run-off is the easiest to implement, easiest to understand, and gives very good results)

The best thing about RCV is that it’s always best to vote for the candidates you actually want! Even if they don’t win, your vote isn’t wasted. Your second, or possibly third or fourth or fifth votes will still get counted.

Community feedback from the Lost Island vote made it clear that while the community appreciated having their voices heard, we think it’s important to improve the process to let more of you be heard. In the spirit of open communication, once the vote closes and we announce the winner, we will make the final data available publicly (anonymously, of course). We are confident that RCV is the best way forward, and look forward to seeing you cast your votes.

CraigBrownCraigBrown
Lead Designer, ARK2






Our first big release of the year, ARK: Genesis Part 2., was the final chapter of the ARK: Survival Evolved story is by far the most intricate and ambitious expansion we’ve yet created. ARK: Genesis Part 2 completes the eons-spanning story of ARK: Survival Evolved! Everything that your tribe has built, tamed, and fought for has led to this final challenge. We truly hope you felt it was a fitting story conclusion to the journey you’ve taken with us in ARK over the past 6 years!




This year we held our first-ever community creature vote for Lost Island. ARK community members submitted hundreds of entries filled with creative concept art and gameplay ideas. During the submission process, the community continually voted on their favorite ideas. Dinopithecus emerged victorious after rounding up the top 10 submissions!

Voting is underway for the next community-voted creature! Go check out the Top 10 creature submissions and vote on your favorite concept for the upcoming free DLC map Fjordur!




In 2021 we launched ARK on Stadia™ with cross-play, enabling you to team up with thousands of PC players online or enjoy a solo Jurassic experience if you prefer to rough it out alone.




From Love Evolved to Winter Wonderland, 2021 saw no shortage of in-game ARK events and unique skins. The T-Rex inflatable costume went "ARK viral" as it spread in pictures and videos throughout social media.




ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition launched in the latter part of 2021 including everything the ARK franchise has to offer. ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition includes ARK: Survival Evolved, along with: Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, and Genesis Parts 1 & 2. All updated and optimized with every improvement made since the launch of the base game, adding up to thousands of hours of gameplay! As an additional bonus, this compilation also includes original soundtracks containing the music of ARK as composed by Gareth Coker.




This seventh year of participating in GameDay with ExtraLife puts us well over $450K raised and we couldn't have done it without the ARK community! We are grateful for our generous, supportive players, partners & sponsors, & the opportunity to help facilitate this endeavor.




Lost Island is the most recent Official Map that comes from the ARK modding community. Lost Island boasts 150 sq km of exploration and is the first map to include a community-voted creature. It's a pleasure to close out the year and holiday season by getting Lost Island and 3 new creatures into the hands of more ARK survivors!



At midnight EST on Dec 31st and midday EST Jan 1st, our Official Networks will be bombarded with raining gifts in a hail of fireworks to mark the end of 2021. These gifts will contain a collection of your favorite skins from past events that are currently unavailable and a chibi bonanza! And by bonanza, we mean, the drop rate of Rare, Very Rare and Legendary chibis will be dialed to over 9000!



'Happy New Year!' event is now enabled on Official Servers. The event is set to go off at approximately Midnight EST and Noon EST on the 1st of January 2022. Servers running the event will be bombarded with raining gifts in a hail of fireworks to mark the end of 2021. These gifts will contain a collection of your favorite skins from past events that are currently unavailable and a chibi bonanza! And by bonanza, we mean, the drop rate of Rare, Very Rare and Legendary chibis will be dialed to over 9000!
Unofficial Servers can enable the event with the following commandline param: -NewYearEvent
To modify the times, the following commandline parameters can also be used:

?NewYear1UTC=1640995200
?NewYear2UTC=1641038400
You can use https://www.epochconverter.com/ to get your appropriate timestamp. Please keep in mind that this event cannot be run before Midnight EST on the 1st of January 2021, so if you wish to change your time it would have to be set after that.
Some additional notes:
This event can only be run ONCE on a savefile (with 2 triggers).
If a server is set to run the event at a time already passed, then on load the server will immediately trigger the gifts.
If a custom time isn't set, then the event will run default at Midnight EST on the 1st and again at Noon.


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Community Crunch 296: ARK Holiday Loot, Creature Submissions, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/823/community-crunch-296-ark-holiday-loot-creature-submissions-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/823/community-crunch-296-ark-holiday-loot-creature-submissions-and-more/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 03:18 CET
If you're trying to convince a friend to hop into the ARK universe, this weekend is a perfect time. Play ARK: Survival Evolved for FREE until Monday 12/20 at 10AM PST. You can also pick up ARK: Survival Evolved at 67% off the regular price!




Creature submissions for the upcoming Fjordur DLC will be closed on Monday 6PM EST. Following Monday the forum will remain locked. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on the voting process!

Creature Submission Forum[survivetheark.com]




We're in the giving spirit and we've stashed away some ARK loot for the holiday season! If you missed out on an opportunity to score a Dodo plushie, Noglin plushie, or Noglin hat, this holiday season will provide ample opportunity.


There are various ways to enter the draw for some sweet (and cute) loot:
  • Contribute a donation of 5$ or greater to ExtraLife children's charity to go in the draw
  • Donations must be made at the Studio Wildcard ExtraLife donation page
  • A picture submission on Twitter using the hashtag #ARKXmasLoot
  • A picture submission in this Community Crunch thread
  • We want to see pictures of your Lost Island tames, your event-colored dino's, your fan art, your ARK holiday decorations, or videos of your ARK holiday experience! get creative! The rules are simple, make it ARK and make it epic! Each winner will receive 1 Dodo plushie, 1 Noglin plushie, and 1 Noglin hat.




Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event as part of Winter Wonderland! It will be active from Thursday the 14th of Dec until Thursday the 6th of Jan. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Conquest: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus




ARK | Fire !! (Static) - Speedpaint by Nalak-Bel


Firefly's Light by Firefly


Yuti and Sino Sketches by DiscountWendigo#5827


Syntacrops by TheUnskilledKwill#3155




Chogono


@TheWickedNinjas


Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays!
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Play ARK: Survival Evolved for Free This Weekend! https://ark-servers.net/blog/821/play-ark-survival-evolved-for-free-this-weekend/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/821/play-ark-survival-evolved-for-free-this-weekend/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 19:31 CET now through Thursday 12/22 at 10AM PST. You can also pick up ARK: Survival Evolved at 67% off the regular price!

Start your quest for survival on Lost Island, the first community map released with three new creatures, and the first to include a creature chosen by the ARK community!


If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play ARK: Survival Evolved. If you don't have Steam, you can download it here.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/346110/ARK_Survival_Evolved/]]>
Introducing Lost Island Free DLC! https://ark-servers.net/blog/819/introducing-lost-island-free-dlc/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/819/introducing-lost-island-free-dlc/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 20:08 CET

Explore the soaring heights and hidden depths of ARK's newest official community map, featuring three new creatures for you to tame! Lost Island boasts 150 square kilometers of new biomes, new challenges, and mysterious ruins.



Discover jungle valleys fed by giant waterfalls, build a treehouse high in the forest canopies, get down and dirty in vast mangrove swamps, dive deep underwater, brave treacherous snowy peaks, or spelunk uncharted cave systems in search of treasure… There's something here for everyone!



Lost Island is the first community map released with three new creatures, and the first to include a creature chosen by the ARK community. Unleash thermal hell from atop your Amargasaurus, glide into battle with Sinomacrops at your back, or treat your enemies to a shower of Tek-disabling Dinopithecus dung!




  • A 150 sq km map with a wide variety of unique biomes to explore
  • Cascade Rift, a rainforest chasm carved by a flowing river and strung with thick vines
  • Mangrove Mire, a forbidding region of flooded swamplands
  • Castellate Peaks, a snow-capped alpine ridge that comes pre-fortified with stone fortresses



This aggressive sauropod from the Cretaceous period is a force to be feared across Lost Island. Amargasaurus’ formidable thermal spines will burn or freeze anyone unfortunate enough to stray into their range. Closer still, these titans can thrash enemies to shreds with their spiked tails



This perky, protective little Jurassic pterosaur can become a living glider for their master. From its perch on your shoulders, Sinomacrops will break your fall and let you soar away from trouble




Voted onto the island by the community at large, this baboon bruiser defends its master with remarkable ferocity. Dinopithecus will sweep you up with its tail and carry you up sheer walls on its back. Tame a troop of them, to unleash a hail of droppings packing a parasitic payload capable of shutting down enemy Tek

Check out our Lost Island Launch Details post[survivetheark.com] for useful information on the Lost Island rollout!






Today marks the start of the Winter Wonderland event! Survivors can stay warm in their festively decorated homes with Holiday Lights, Decorative Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Wall-Stockings, Snowmen, and more!

Fill your stocking with presents from past Winter Wonderland events, or treat yourself to a brand new Animated TV Show Parasaur Skin!



The full Winter Wonderland event details can be found here[survivetheark.com].]]>
Winter Wonderland 6, Lost Island Launch, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/817/winter-wonderland-6-lost-island-launch-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/817/winter-wonderland-6-lost-island-launch-and-more/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 19:00 CET here.]]> Community Crunch 294: Classic PvP Season 5, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/546/community-crunch-294-classic-pvp-season-5-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/546/community-crunch-294-classic-pvp-season-5-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 04 Dec 2021 01:57 CET

In 2019, the launch of the Snail Games Initiative, Classic PvP, created an exciting and competitive playing experience for PC players. Throughout the course of the seasons, the meta was watched closely and changes were made to shake things up and create an experience tailored for PvP gameplay. Continue on the quest for the ultimate PvP experience with the introduction of Classic PvP Season 5!
Classic PvP Season 5 launches on the 14th of December with Lost Island!

  • Experience gain, taming, gathering have been quintupled compared to our standard Official Servers (5x)
  • Breeding, hatching, and raising rates have been quadrupled compared to our standard Official Servers (4x)
  • 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, Lost Island, 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
  • 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




There is an ongoing EVO event as part of Turkey Trial 5 that lasts until December 7th.
*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.6x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.6x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.6x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Conquest: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.6x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus



Creator: Syntac
We've seen many community members take on the challenge, but can Syntac survive 100 days in Hardcore? Let's find out!


Creator: Aaron Longstaff
Just starting out in ARK? Check out this perfect wooden starter house by Aaron Longstaff!



Bulbdog Fan Concept Commission by EmilyStepp


Raptor Painting by Firefly


Genetically Altered Therizino by Ares#2032


"You woke up the monster... didn't you?" by @VELUKO1


Turkey by @Snudoo1


Blue T-Rex on Fire by M1mple



@NaturalCauzes / NaturalCauzes#0230


Chogono


Have a great weekend!
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Community Crunch 293: Turkey Trial 5, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/545/community-crunch-293-turkey-trial-5-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/545/community-crunch-293-turkey-trial-5-community-corner-and-more/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 19:00 CET here.]]> ExtraLife 2021 Recap! https://ark-servers.net/blog/273/extralife-2021-recap/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/273/extralife-2021-recap/ Mon, 08 Nov 2021 19:37 CET
It's been another amazing year taking part in ExtraLife and raising money for kids in need! During our annual 24-hour ExtraLife stream, the ARK Community raised a staggering $184,502! The ARK community helped us reach new records this year. The Studio Wildcard team was the #1 team for most of Game Day and the highest we've ever been before (previously #3)! Additionally, we reached #2 on individual fundraising setting a new record for individual donations!

This seventh year of participating in GameDay with ExtraLife puts us well over $400K raised and we couldn't have done it without the ARK community! We are grateful for our generous, supportive players, partners & sponsors, & the opportunity to help facilitate this endeavor. Here's a recap of everything you may have missed during the 24-hour event!


  • AMD
  • Nvidia GeForce
  • Blue (Yeti)
  • Corsair
  • Elgato
  • Xbox
  • Discord
  • Nitrado
  • Grove Street Games
If you've won one of these amazing giveaways, please be patient! We'll be in touch over the coming days!


  • Syntac
  • ARK Charity giveaway
  • Phlinger Phoo
  • RoyaleWithCheese
  • Raasclark & Aaron Longstaff
  • Belle
  • Shockist
  • TELMO SAMPAIO
  • Ryan Chavez
  • Elite ARK
  • MIO ARK
  • NeddyTheNoodle
  • View Full Team Roster


The Lost Island free DLC map will be released on all platforms on December 14th, 2021! Take a look at this Amargasaurus, Dinopithecus, and Sinomacrops spotlight we showed during the stream!



Fjordur is a Nordic-inspired mod community map that will be coming to all platforms as free DLC in June 2022!








Andrewsarchus is one of the 3 creatures that will be released with Fjordur. Want a chance in picking one of the other ones? Check out our Creature Submission Forum for details on how to submit an entry!


Kicking off the stream, we have a chat with a representative from the UF Health Shands Children Hospital about where the proceeds go.
Interview with Representative from UF Health Shands Children's Hospital[www.twitch.tv]


Cedric and Zane stop to chat with a representative from ExtraLife.
Interview with ExtraLife[www.twitch.tv]


Alex Laurant, the Art Director for ARK 2, sits down with Cedric and Zane for a chat.
interview with Alex Laurant[www.twitch.tv]


Jesse and Gareth have an in-depth talk about ARK music composition and community favorites.
Interview with Jesse and Gareth[www.twitch.tv]

Here's a sneak preview from the 7 hours of original Gareth Coker music found in the ARK The Animated Series:
https://soundcloud.com/jeremy-wildcard/ark-the-animated-series-music-by-gareth-coker


Jesse interviews Clayton D'Mello, an artist on the Studio Wildcard team.
Interview with Clayton D'Mello and Jesse[www.twitch.tv]

Clayton was given a unique challenge when Twitch chat was given the opportunity to direct Clayton's next creature design. The chat was given options and Clayton drew live on stream!


Clayton Draws Pt 1[www.twitch.tv]


Clayton Draws Pt. 2[www.twitch.tv]


Zane demos an early build of Lost Island on the Steam Deck
Steam Deck and Proton[www.twitch.tv]

ARK: Survival Evolved is fully functional on Steam Proton, which means it'll work right out of the box if you're lucky enough to get your hands on a Steam Deck! It fully supports the expansions packs, free maps, and mods. As of this week, we've also got it working with BattlEye which means you'll be able to play on Official Servers or other BattlEye supported servers.

Linux players can also get their hands on the Proton version by downloading the Steam Beta client and in ARK's steam game properties, make sure you've enabled "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool", this will enable the use of Proton. In the future we'll be moving Proton to the default version of the Steam Game for Linux players, however, we'll continue to support the native version which will be required for older hardware as Proton requirements are higher. At that time we'll provide further instructions on how you can switch to the native version, but for now it won't be necessary.

Thank you for helping us reach our goals and supporting a great cause!

The Studio Wildcard Team]]>
Community Crunch 230: ExtraLife 2021! https://ark-servers.net/blog/271/community-crunch-230-extralife-2021/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/271/community-crunch-230-extralife-2021/ Sat, 06 Nov 2021 02:37 CET

We are going live from our Seattle Studio tomorrow at 10AM Pacific to bring 24 hours of entertainment, giveaways, Collector’s Edition boxes, game keys, and much more! You don't want to miss out because we will be sharing juicy ARK details and teasers.

If you are interested in donating or joining the team to raise donations, click on the button below! All donations go to the Extra Life organization and contribute to raising the Official Network rates!

  • 3X Ryzen 7 5800X processors
  • 3X MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge Wifi
  • 3X Radeon RX 6800 XT MBA graphics cards
  • MSI Alpha 17 laptop
  • Nvidia GEFORCE RTX 3080
  • 5X Yeti Nano
  • 3X Yeti Blackout
  • 2X Yeti X
  • 2X K100 Corsair Keyboard
  • 2X Dark Core Pro Gaming Mouse
  • 2X Virtuoso Carbon Headset
  • 2X MM700 RGB Mousepad
  • Yeti Caster
  • Elgato Stream Deck XL
  • Elgato Face Cam
  • Elgato Wave 3 Mic
  • 2X Xbox Series X
  • 3X Xbox Series S
  • Xbox accessories and controllers
  • Codes for ARK Mobile, Discord Nitro, Nitrado Servers, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

As we reach various donation goals, we will increase the Official Server Network rates. If you're an ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile survivor, you're in luck! Our friends over at Grove Street Games will be matching our final rates for at least 24 hours at the close of our stream at 9am PST on Sunday, November 7th.

As we reach the specified donation goals marked below, rates will be updated on all Official ARK servers. Please note: The rates may take up to 15 minutes to be reflected on your server.

Be sure to keep an eye on our ExtraLife 2021 page[survivetheark.com] to see current donation totals and Official Server rates!





Feel free to hop into our Discord or Twitch channel during the stream to hang out! We're looking forward to putting on an epic charitable cause tomorrow!

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Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark]]>
Community Crunch 290: Happy Halloween, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/269/community-crunch-290-happy-halloween-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/269/community-crunch-290-happy-halloween-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 30 Oct 2021 02:00 CEST

The Studio Wildcard team wants to wish you a very happy Halloween!

Our 24-hour charity stream for ExtraLife is right around the corner. On November 6th, 10 am Pacific, we'll be kicking off our 7th ExtraLife stream on http://twitch.tv/survivetheark from our Seattle headquarters. For 24 hours we'll be teasing you with ARK info, playing games, but most importantly raising money for kids in need.

Stop by and have a chance at winning some amazing giveaways from sponsors like Blue microphone or special limited-edition ARK merch!

If you are interested in joining our team to help raise money, we'd love to have you! Check out this link for more information on how to get started. All donations go to the Extra Life organization and contribute to raising the Official Network rates! We'll be sharing an event outline, a list of sponsors, and details on boosted Official Network rates next week!



Fear Evolved 5 is live from October 26th to November 9th with the following perks:

Rates
Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Conquest: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus



Creator: Raasclark
What's your favorite ARK soundtrack? Even Gareth Coker himself has taken an interest in Raasclark's latest video!


Creator: Clamen
Check out this recent video from Clamen where he goes on attack against three different tribes.



Dinotober Day 25: Ark Giganotosaurus by LionsAngel22


Ark Halloween Implant by Allenolantern


Fear Evolved by @kawarayane


Lightning Wyvern from ARK by Ангел Хаоса


ZOMKIBBY by @NeoVanilluxe


Noglin by @J0vando



@Nekatus


ZuzKrr


@DreadTamer


Have a great Halloween!
Studio Wildcard

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Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark
Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark]]>
Community Crunch 289: Fear Evolved 5, Community Corner, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/268/community-crunch-289-fear-evolved-5-community-corner-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/268/community-crunch-289-fear-evolved-5-community-corner-and-more/ Sat, 23 Oct 2021 02:04 CEST
Download in high-resolution[cdn.survivetheark.com]


👻 🦇 💀

Our annual Halloween event, Fear Evolved, creeps onto the ARK with a ghoulish screech and we have laid out all of the tricks and/or treats for Survivors to indulge in over the coming weeks!

From October 26th to November 9th : ARK will be teeming with spook-tackular new chibis making their ARK debut, cutting(knife) edge fashion, and eerie event creatures all resplendent in moonlit pumpkin patches and Hallow's Eve festivities!

Cloak yourself in event-themed fashion and creepy shoulder companions to embark on a hunt for the elusive DodoRex and DodoWyvern.

Fear Evolved is a community favorite and we can't wait for you to see what we've conjured up this year!


This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=FearEvolved

Dates October 26th to November 9th

Rates
Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Conquest: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus

Go scouting for all the past Fear Evolved content while treating yourself to 5 new spooky themed chibi's, 2 new full-body skins, and 4 new shirt prints to add to your growing collection!

Spooky Encounters
  • DodoRex (Untamable Boss)
  • DodoWyvern (Untamable Boss)
  • Zomdodo
  • Zombie Fire Wyvern (claimable & persist after Fear Evolved)
  • Zombie Lightning Wyvern (claimable & persist after Fear Evolved)
  • Zombie Poison Wyvern (claimable & persist after Fear Evolved)
  • Skeletal Giganotosaurus
  • Skeletal Quetzal
  • Skeletal Jerboa
  • Bone Fire Wyvern
  • Skeletal Bronto
  • Skeletal Stego
  • Skeletal Trike
  • Skeletal Raptor
  • Skeletal Rex
  • Skeletal Carnotaurus
  • Ghost Reaper (Surface reapers)
  • Ghost Bulbdog
  • Ghost Rex
  • Ghost Basilisk
  • Ghost Snow Owl
  • Ghost Mantis
  • Ghost Direwolf

Event Chibis (acquired via killing Dodowyvern/Dodorex or Cooking Pot recipe)
  • The Witching Owl *new*
  • Ghost Direwolf *new*
  • Ghost Basilisk *new*
  • Ghost Rex *new*
  • Ghost Mantis *new*
  • Skeletal Giganotosaurus
  • Skeletal Quetzal
  • Skeletal Jerboa
  • Skeletal Bronto
  • Skeletal Stego
  • Skeletal Trike
  • Skeletal Raptor
  • Skeletal Rex
  • Skeletal Carnotaurus
  • Bone Wyvern
  • Zombie Wyvern

Ghost Creature Skins (acquired via killing Ghost creatures)
  • Reaper
  • Bulbdog
  • Rex
  • Basilisk
  • Snow Owl
  • Mantis
  • Direwolf

Items
  • Pumpkin
  • Stolen Headstone
  • Scarecrow
  • Dinosaur Bone
  • Dino Candy Corn

Emotes (acquired via Cooking Pot recipe)
  • Scare Emote
  • Knock Emote
  • Zombie Emote
  • Dance Emote
  • Panic Emote

Skins (acquired via Cooking Pot recipe)
  • Strawman costume *new*
  • Skeleton costume *new*
  • Skelly Print Shirt *new*
  • Tentacle Print Shirt *new*
  • ZombDodo Print Shirt *new*
  • Zombie Wyvern Print Shirt *new*
  • Reaper Swimsuit Skin
  • Jack-O-Lantern Swimsuit Skin
  • Pumpkin Helmet Skin
  • Headless Costume Skin
  • Hockey Mask Skin
  • Araneo Swimsuit Skins
  • Onyc Swimsuit Skins
  • Vampire Dodo Swimsuit Skins

Creature Event Colors
  • Dino Darker Grey
  • Dino Light Blue
  • Dino Dark Yellow
  • DragonBase1
  • Light Brown
  • Light Grey
  • Dino Light Brown
  • Dino Dark Brown
  • DragonFire
  • Vermillion
  • ActualBlack
  • MidnightBlue
  • MediumAutumn
  • DarkWarmGray
  • Orange
  • DarkLavender
  • Jade




There is no EVO event this week




Creator: SINZAHH
Want to see an epic solo raid that led to a plentiful bounty?  Look no further!


Creator: nakedzombo
Taking on the ever so popular TV series, nakedzombo puts on an episode of The Squid Games, but in ARK!




Firelight by Archipelagornis


Ice Titan by @kawarayane


First Rock Drake by @sis_6193


The DodoRex by @Snudoo1


Untitled by @eAV25EGDmWnbjXu


Quick Kitty Doodle by @ChloeFr73367791




Rarvynth#7106


@_Jukari101_


ZuzKrr


See you next week!
Studio Wildcard

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Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark
Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark]]>