ARK-Servers.net Blog Feed en https://ark-servers.net/ Sat, 26 Sep 2020 02:44 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 239: TLC 3 Update! https://ark-servers.net/blog/152/community-crunch-239-tlc-3-update/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/152/community-crunch-239-tlc-3-update/ Sat, 26 Sep 2020 02:44 CEST
TLC 3 Update

Excitement is ramping up and we're anxious to share more details on the creature improvements we've been working on. In addition to the creature upgrades we'll been sharing, there's more polish, balance, and quality of life updates in store for the upcoming TLC patch.

Woolly Mammoth


Recently we gave you a peek at the visual upgrades of the Woolly Mammoth but it’s abilities have also seen an upgrade. The Mammoth comes marching in with new attacks and a buff that’s enabled by war drums. We have a feeling you will like the sound of that!

New Abilities
War Drum Saddle and Buff
  • 1 additional passenger seat on a saddle that comes equipped with a war drum that must be played to maintain an AoE buff that improves stamina regen and makes them immune to fear.
New Attacks
Tusk Sweep
  • Sweeps tusks left or right to gather and harvest thatch
Trunk Trumpet
  • Emits a trunk roar that does an AOE debuff to all enemies within range
Foot Stomp
  • Mammoth rears up and then puts all of its weight into a forward “slam” with its front legs to directionally knock back enemies and gather wood
Trunk Grab
  • Similar to the Karkinos’s grab, it is able to grab, hold, and release smaller targets

Stegosaurus


Primarily known as a harvester, the Stegosaurus will be seeing visual upgrades and an expanded toolset that makes it hard to resist.

New Abilities
Backplate Modes
Backplate passive buff and can switch between three modes. Different modes will be indicated visually
  • Hardened Plated: Applies a damage reduction buff and prevents riders from being dismounted by enemies; Wood harvesting benefit
  • Heavy Plate Mode: Applies a slow when attacking with the basic tail whip; Thatch harvesting benefit
  • Sharpened Plate Mode: Applies an armor penetration effect when attacking with the tail whip. Also useful for harvesting berries
New Attacks
Impaling Tail Whip
  • Able to impale and immobilize players and smaller creatures

EVO Event


Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 25th of Sep at 4 PM EST until Monday the 28th of Sep at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
  • 2x Breeding/Maturing

Fan Art
Rockwell by kawarayane


Starter Base by ThePilgrim


Catch Me[www.deviantart.com] by Rackiera


Cliff Platform by maroichigo022


Alpha Hunter[www.deviantart.com] by BioZev


Direwolf by bluedragonark


Dodo by Amy the Amers


Catch you next week!
Studio Wildcard

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Community Crunch 239: TLC 3 Update! https://ark-servers.net/blog/151/community-crunch-239-tlc-3-update/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/151/community-crunch-239-tlc-3-update/ Sat, 26 Sep 2020 02:44 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 238: Official Discord Launch https://ark-servers.net/blog/150/community-crunch-238-official-discord-launch/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/150/community-crunch-238-official-discord-launch/ Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:08 CEST Official Discord Launch

We’re excited to announce the launch of our Official ARK:Survival Evolved Discord! Along with being a new hub for our ARK community, this Discord will be a source of information for our players where announcements and patch notes can be pushed through to your own Discord if you choose.

Jump in via this invite link: https://discord.gg/playark

Code of Conduct Update
At times we may make adjustments to the Code of Conduct based on evolving game meta or as a result of ongoing enforcement initiatives. These adjustments to the Code of Conduct will take place immediately.

Before
Originally posted by author:
Teleportation zones are treated as spawn zones and as such they should not be blocked nor have any turrets in them in either pvp or pve game mode.
After
Originally posted by author:
Teleportation zones (on Genesis) are treated as spawn zones and as such they should not be blocked nor have any turrets in them in either pvp or pve game mode.
Before
Originally posted by author:
Blocking access to important resources (ie. charge nodes, gas nodes, Extinction City Terminals, etc)
After
Originally posted by author:
Blocking access to important resources (ie. charge nodes, Extinction City Terminals, Orbital Supply Crates on Extinction, etc)

If you're planning on playing on the Official Network, please familiarize yourself with the Code of Conduct.[survivetheark.com]

EVO Event


There will be no EVO Event this week.

Fan Art

Poison Wyvern by Kittu Shakmarov


Dodo by Rej PiekielnyGrabarz


Rock Drake by REN SAIO


Falling by CaPrIcOrNbReAd


Managarmr Headshot by Sarahleiwel


The Obelisk by BigChickenLover


See you in Discord!
Studio Wildcard

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Community Crunch 238: Official Discord Launch https://ark-servers.net/blog/149/community-crunch-238-official-discord-launch/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/149/community-crunch-238-official-discord-launch/ Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:08 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 237: TLC 3, Live Game Update, EVO Event and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/148/community-crunch-237-tlc-3-live-game-update-evo-event-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/148/community-crunch-237-tlc-3-live-game-update-evo-event-and-more/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 21:35 CEST
The much-awaited TLC is getting closer and we’re excited to get some of our re-imagined favorites into your hands soon!


Download the high-resolution version[cdn.survivetheark.com]

We’ll be reconceiving these veteran ARK friends via visual and mechanical upgrades that will introduce new elements of gameplay. Much appreciated community feedback drew our attention towards the Wooly Mammoth (among others) and it’s time for this relic of the Pliocene epoch to make a new debut heralded by the beat of a new buff bound to add more utility to emergent gameplay, and more!

We hope that drums up some enthusiasm ;)

Live Game Update


Whilst we’re ramping up work on the TLC 3 patch and our climactic Genesis Part II expansion, we frequently pivot to Live Ops and seek to achieve fast iterations on fixes for bugs and exploits.

One of our biggest priorities at the moment is the ongoing investigating and work done on server reliability. Over the last few weeks we have seen an uptick in player reports regarding their servers not listing, not being able to join them, high ping, being unable to transfer, “ghosting”, or offline. While the cause of this downtime may vary, sometimes it is the result of a malicious attack. Our engineers are working with our partners on technical implementations to further improve stability and mitigate the attacks. We will be rolling out changes to all platforms in the near future which will have a serious impact on resolving these issues.

Recently we’ve also addressed issues that include fixes to various exploits including: invulnerability related to characters and dinos, pincode bypassing, further checks between server and client in relation to shooting, and abuse of dino mechanics. We’ve also implemented Level Design changes across varied maps with the purpose of filling in holes that may have allowed players to gain entry into unintended playable areas of the map. A fair environment is important to us and to the health of the game, we’ll continue to address these issues as they arise.

We plan on continuing to improve the player experience with updates like our recent Quality Of Life and Balance patch in the near future...speaking of Quality Of Life, how does an EVO Event sound?

EVO Event


Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 11th of Sep at 1 PM EST until Monday the 14th of Sep at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

  • 2x Breeding/Maturing

Fan Art

Dropping some ARK work by RoboticHat717


The Featherlight Family by bluedragonark


ARK Survival: Alpha Raptor[www.deviantart.com] by Valonia-Feline


Supa Pink Dodo[www.deviantart.com] by DakotaAnnArt


Desert Watchtowers by ThePilgrim


Speedpaint: Forest Camping[www.deviantart.com] by Earthsong9405


Small Mockup by EdiPotter



We hope you’re all keeping safe and well. While working remotely has been somewhat of an adjustment period for us, we’ve now hit our stride and look forward to sharing more of what we’ve been grinding away at very soon!

Over and out, Survivors!
Studio Wildcard

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Community Crunch 237: TLC 3, Live Game Update, EVO Event and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/147/community-crunch-237-tlc-3-live-game-update-evo-event-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/147/community-crunch-237-tlc-3-live-game-update-evo-event-and-more/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 21:35 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 236: New Sponsored Mod, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/146/community-crunch-236-new-sponsored-mod-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/146/community-crunch-236-new-sponsored-mod-and-more/ Fri, 04 Sep 2020 22:45 CEST
Credit: Jacob

Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch. This week we take a look at a new sponsored mod and great fan art from the community!

New Sponsored Mod

Simple Spawners


Simple Spawners is a popular utility mod that makes it easy to customize maps to suit the desires and needs of your server. Having expanded from creature spawners the mod adds useful tools like setting up no-build zones, no-fly zones, nests, harvestable resources, radiation zones, and loot crate/beacon points. With Simple Spawners you can get quite creative with how you customize your server map!

Check out Simple Spawners

EVO Event


There will be no EVO event this week.

Community Fan Art

Glowtail [www.deviantart.com]by Slimeyspore11


Glow Pug[www.deviantart.com] by chocodeamon


Photoshopping Some ARK by bluedragonark


ARK Aberration: The Spine[www.deviantart.com] by RobynTheDragon


A Fun Wonder by ARKLove9


Craft Station On Sea by SKRMT_


ARK PvP Event[www.deviantart.com] by MayaPatch


Argentavis magnificens[www.deviantart.com] by Vignar


That's it for this week!

Studio Wildcard


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Community Crunch 236: New Sponsored Mod, and More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/145/community-crunch-236-new-sponsored-mod-and-more/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/145/community-crunch-236-new-sponsored-mod-and-more/ Fri, 04 Sep 2020 22:45 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 235: Community Art & More https://ark-servers.net/blog/144/community-crunch-235-community-art/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/144/community-crunch-235-community-art/ Fri, 28 Aug 2020 22:50 CEST
Credit: WetFish40[imgur.com]

Welcome to another edition of the community crunch.  We hope everyone is enjoying their experience on the newly launched Crystal Isles!  The team will be on the lookout for any issues we're seeing in the community.  Meanwhile, let's take a look at some amazing community art while we prepare for upcoming events that will round out the year. 

EVO Event


There will be no EVO event this week.


Community Art
Kong vs. Rock Drake[www.deviantart.com] by Mayapatch


Carnotaurus[www.deviantart.com] by Eshkerigal


Home of the Alchemist by Koooooo071


Light Up my World[www.deviantart.com] by Diachelvia


Leaning Tower of Pisa by ramall_081


Scarlett The Rock Drake[www.deviantart.com] by Zeeo103


Snow Mountain Walk by N_kaiser


Managarmr[www.deviantart.com]by DarkOfTheLight


Until next week!

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Community Crunch 234: Community Fan Art & More https://ark-servers.net/blog/143/community-crunch-234-community-fan-art/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/143/community-crunch-234-community-fan-art/ Fri, 21 Aug 2020 22:37 CEST
Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!

Just a reminder that on Tuesday, August 25th, we will be releasing Crystal Isles for XBOX and PS4 console users! Additionally, we will be enabling full server transfers into Crystal Isles and our freshly launched Official PC Servers. From August 25th, PC players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction.

EVO Event


As mentioned in prior Community Crunches, the Official Network rates will be increasing to 2X following the next major version update on Tuesday, August 25th. Following the update, we'll have more information on EVO events. Until then, we'll be using the EVO event system to apply the bonuses.

Community Fan Art

Ashlyns Spinosaurus Neighbor[www.deviantart.com] by GravyMan12


Hunting underwater[www.deviantart.com] by MayaPatch


Liopleurodon by DW_ARK


Aberrant Carno by PicturesOfArk


The Managarmr[www.deviantart.com] by littleFernanda


ARK Raptor[www.deviantart.com] by TinyTina20


Ok(?[www.deviantart.com] by HipApparitiongamer


Until next week!

Studio Wildcard


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Community Crunch 234: Community Fan Art & More https://ark-servers.net/blog/142/community-crunch-234-community-fan-art/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/142/community-crunch-234-community-fan-art/ Fri, 21 Aug 2020 22:37 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 233: Crystal Isles Console Launch https://ark-servers.net/blog/141/community-crunch-233-crystal-isles-console-launch/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/141/community-crunch-233-crystal-isles-console-launch/ Fri, 14 Aug 2020 22:12 CEST

Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!

On Tuesday, August 25th, we will be releasing Crystal Isles for XBOX and PS4 console users! Additionally, we will be enabling full server transfers into Crystal Isles and our freshly launched Official PC Servers. From August 25th, PC players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction. Similar to PC, console users will have a period of time where item and creature downloads will be disabled.

Official Rates Increase


With the major update on Tuesday, August 25th, we'll be doubling the fun by doubling the Official Rates across PC, Xbox and PS4 as standard, along with some changes to our specialty servers. From the next major version, Official Server rates will now have increased default rates for Harvesting, Taming, and XP. What was previously ‘2x rates’ prior to today, will now become the new base rate (1x).

The increased 2x rates will be implemented directly in the game build itself. This means that Non-Dedicated Servers, Single Player Sessions and of course Unofficial Servers will also feel the increased rates. Therefore, if you’re currently using customized rates, it’s something you will want to keep in mind before this change is in place -- specifically upon the release of the next Major Version on each of your respective platforms, you may wish to reduce your server/game rates by 50% to have the same effective values as before.

Official rates will be adjusted accordingly:
  • Standard Official Servers: 1x harvesting, taming, and XP (which is equivalent to 4x when considering our old values)
  • Small Tribes Servers: Smalls will have their taming, harvesting, and XP changed to 2.5x (which is equivalent to 5x when considering our old values)
  • Apocalypse Servers: These will remain at 3x harvesting, taming, and XP (which is equivalent to 6x when considering our old values)

EVO Event


As mentioned in prior Community Crunches, the Official Network rates will be increasing to 2X following the next major version update on Tuesday, August 25th. Following the update, we'll have more information on EVO events. Until then, we'll be using the EVO event system to apply the bonuses.

Community Fan Art

Chilling with my Dilophosauruses by konstancja


ARK Drawing 1 by LukeZera


ARK Drawing 2 by LukeZera


ARK Drawing 3 by LukeZera


Dragon Hologram by NeoVanilluxe


Yutyrannus by kawara


Wood Harvesting by kawara


Wings Of Valor by blue


Extinction by scoot




Catch you on the flip side!

Studio Wildcard


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Community Crunch 233: Crystal Isles Console Launch https://ark-servers.net/blog/140/community-crunch-233-crystal-isles-console-launch/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/140/community-crunch-233-crystal-isles-console-launch/ Fri, 14 Aug 2020 22:12 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 232: PC Server Transfers, Beginner Servers, & More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/139/community-crunch-232-pc-server-transfers-beginner-servers/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/139/community-crunch-232-pc-server-transfers-beginner-servers/ Sat, 08 Aug 2020 05:05 CEST
Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! This week we'll be taking a sneak peek at something small and cute, discuss the opening of transfers on PC Crystal Isles/new servers, and sharing awesome community fan art and content!

Check out last week's Community Crunch for more information on Genesis Part 2 and other events planned for this year!

Crystal Isle and New (*) PC Official Server Transfers



We will be enabling full server transfers into Crystal Isles and our freshly launched Official PC Servers on Tuesday, August 25th. This means from that date, players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction.

Beginner Server Wipe Schedule



Just a friendly reminder that we're close to the next reset date on Beginner servers, which will take place on September the 8th, 2020.

For those not familiar, Beginner Official Servers are an experience for new ARK players to test the waters without the threat of thoroughly developed tribes.

Unlike our regular servers, these have undergone some changes. First of all, there have been some limitations on how much a player or dino can progress. Player levels hit their cap at 44 and the highest encounter possible for wild creatures is level 30. Tamed creatures can receive up to an additional maximum of 30 levels. Due to the progression limits, some engrams are not achievable through leveling up but are found via supply crates. Some other changes include the disabling of alliances and tribe sizes have been limited to 5 members maximum.

Once established on a beginner server survivors can choose to exit into the rest of the official server network by uploading their character and moving to another server for the full ARK experience. Downloads of any kind are permanently disabled on Beginner servers so once you upload your character and leave the server you can't come back.

These servers are not intended to be a long-term place to become established and because of this, they are regularly wiped so new players can get their fresh start.

Wipe Dates: Upcoming Wipe: Sept 8th, 2020 Wipe following: Dec 1st, 2020
🐛



If the mantis is always praying, what is their faith?

Varies a bit. They're all in sects after all.

We'll see ourselves out... 🐛

EVO Event



As mentioned in the prior Community Crunch, the Official Network rates will be increasing to 2X following the next major version update. Following the update, we'll have more information on EVO events. Until then, we'll be using the EVO event system to apply the bonuses.

Community Fan Art

Deinonychus by @Riyuu



Titan Thumbnails by @ImEnFuego






Ferox by @Riyuu



Ragnarok Castle by @sam_stimo



Argentavis by @kawara



Primal Plesiosaur by @드찌/어찌



That's it for this week!

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Community Crunch 232: PC Server Transfers, Beginner Servers, & More! https://ark-servers.net/blog/138/community-crunch-232-pc-server-transfers-beginner-servers/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/138/community-crunch-232-pc-server-transfers-beginner-servers/ Sat, 08 Aug 2020 05:05 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 231: An Update on Genesis Pt 2 https://ark-servers.net/blog/137/community-crunch-231-an-update-on-genesis-pt-2/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/137/community-crunch-231-an-update-on-genesis-pt-2/ Tue, 28 Jul 2020 02:57 CEST
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An Update on Genesis Part 2
As we gear-up for the epic conclusion of ARK: Survival Evolved’s storyline with ARK: Genesis Part 2, we’re checking in with the community on its progress. Near the beginning of this year, the studio transitioned to working remotely. While the development of Genesis Part 2 has been ongoing throughout, and significant progress has been made, going from a highly collaborative in-office workflow to remote comes with specific challenges.

Upon further evaluation, we now have a better sense of the production timeline for Genesis Part 2. The new locked-in release date is now March 2021 simultaneously on all platforms. We understand that you are eager to get into it, and this news is disappointing; however, we are passionate about delivering something genuinely special, memorable, and suitably epic. This additional time allows us to ensure a better and unique experience and is well worth the investment.

We’ll be showing an extensive first-look at Genesis Part 2 later this year, revealing more details about completing your quest for ultimate survival; the forthcoming preview will reveal some of the new creatures, items, locations, features, and more!

We do however have other significant updates locked-&-loaded for this year! Just over the horizon, you can look forward to:

‘The Crystal Isles’ Free DLC on console: This includes the map in its entirety as well as three new tamable and breedable Crystal Wyverns. We are planning to release this significant update during the last week of August 2020.



Tender Love and Care Pass 3: This patch will overhaul two classic creatures with a new makeover containing updated models, animations, visuals, and new gameplay functionality for them. We'll also be doing further general quality of life, balance, and gameplay changes to the core-game in this update. Our much anticipated TLC 3 pass is planned for a simultaneous release on all platforms in October 2020! More on that a little later ;)

On behalf of the broader Wildcard team, we want to thank you for your ongoing support. We are continuously humbled and appreciative of the community’s creativity, passion, dedication! We're looking forward to sharing ARK’s next chapter with you and a very exciting 2020 & 2021!

Studio Wildcard

Upcoming Balance Pass

We’ve spoken a lot about what players can look forward to in the future for ARK, now let’s talk about the present! This Thursday, July 30th, we’ll be releasing a minor version update on PC, Xbox, and PS4 which will contain a number of quality of life and balance changes. Here’s some of what you can expect to get your hands on. We'll share the full set of notes on patch day:

Creatures
Basilosaurus
- Increased deep-sea-depth value at which damage taken by approximately 30%
Bloodstalker
- Reduced armour penetration by approximately 35%
- Reduced durability damage by 50%
Carno
- Added 30% armour penetration to the Left Click attack
- Added a Bleed effect to the right click attack which does up to 5% of targets health over 10 seconds, cannot
be stacked but the timer can be reset.
Carbonemys
- Increased resistance to TEK Turrets by 10%
Dunkleosteus
- Reduced weight of Obsidian in inventory by approximately 75%
- Reduced weight of metal, stone, crystal, and black pearls by approximately 50%
- Increased swim speed by approximately 20%
Liopleurodon
- Increased buff timer from 30 minutes to 6 hours
Megachelon
- Reduced Shell Resistance by 30% (from 80% to 50%)
- Reduced Health Per Level gains by approximately 15%
Paracer
- Reduced Health Per Level gains by approximately 15%
Breeding
- Reduced Mosasaur maturation time (now matches Yutyrannus)
- Reduced Basilosaurus maturation time (now matches Gacha)
- Reduced Tusoteuthis maturation time (now matches Yutyrannus)
- Reduced Plesiosaur maturation time (now matches Gacha)
- Reduced Compy maturation time (now matches Otter)
- Reduced Equus maturation time (now matches Procoptodon)
- Reduced Quetzal maturation time to approximately 5 and a half days
- Reduced Phiomia maturation time (now matches Ovis)
- Reduced Ichthyosaurus maturation time (now matches Roll Rat)
- Reduced Dunkleosteus maturation time (now matches Mammoth)
- Reduced Jerboa maturation time (now matches Otter)
- Increased Rhino maturation time (now matches Doedicurus)
General
- Flying creatures will prioritise picking up friendly-creatures rather than dismounting friendly riders
- Baby Creatures will no longer auto-wander when hatched
- Mounting a flying creature will no longer instantly cause it to take off
- Cryopods in a player’s inventory will now charge if a player is sleeping in a TEK Pod.
- TEK Helm will now provide players with the Gas Mask bonus, protecting them from the Poison
Wyvern and Basilisk spit.
- TEK Turrets now require double the amount of shards per bullet
- Metal Ingot stack size has been increased to 300
- Raw Metal stack size has been increased to 300
- Spoil time on Lesser Antidote has been increased to 3 days
- Spoil time on Prime Meat and Prime Fish have doubled
- Gasbags will no longer push Dinos around in PVE when landing to prevent griefing and exploits
- HLNA and Chibi Creatures no longer disable the protection against Bees buff.
- Yell and Whisper can now switch between the following modifier keys on PC: Left Shift, Left Ctrl,
and Left Alt
- Boss Fight timer on Valguero has increased from 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
- We are also adding a configurable GameUserSettings.ini which allows server hosts to limit the
amount of gateways that can be placed on platform saddles. This configuration is not retroactive, so
applying this change will require some manual administration work to clear up any pre-existing
platforms that exceed the limit.

MaxGateFrameOnSaddles=2

We’ll be enabling this on our Official PvP Network and setting the limit to 2, on all platforms. Official
PvP players will have approximately 30 days to adjust their current existing platforms to remove any
that exceed the gateway limit.

- Added an additional 15 seconds to all race missions on Xbox and PS4
- Added Event Emotes to the Hex Store at the cost of 50,000 hexagons

Official Rates


We’ve heard you loud and clear!

Since March, our Official Networks across those 3 platforms have been under the effect of an Evolution Event as these increased rates have now become the norm and we are happy with the results, it’s time to make it a permanent change!

Going forward, we'll be doubling the fun by doubling the Official Rates across PC, Xbox, and PS4 as standard. From the next major version, Official rates will now have increased default rates for Harvesting, Taming, and XP. What was previously ‘2x rates’ prior to today, will now become the new base rate (1x).

The increased 2x rates will be implemented directly in the game build itself. This means that Non-Dedicated Servers, Single Player Sessions, and of course Unofficial Servers will also feel the increased rates. Therefore, if you’re currently using customized rates, it’s something you will want to keep in mind before this change is in place -- specifically upon the release of the next Major Version on each of your respective platforms, you may wish to reduce your server/game rates by 50% to have the same effective values as before.

P.S -- This is actually the second time[survivetheark.com] we’ve increased the default rates if we look back to the early access days of 2015. So for you old timeys, it’s technically 4x 😜. Inb4 comments ‘back in my day, it took us two weeks to build a wooden 4x4’.

EVO Event


As mentioned above, the Official Network rates will be increasing to 2X following the next major version update. Following the update, we'll have more information on EVO events. Until then, we'll be using the EVO event system to apply the bonuses.

Community Fan Art
Fan Art Cutscene by @Nightshade_404


Rock Drake[www.deviantart.com] by @DiN-the-Painter


Child Who Likes Rain by @sis_6193


Wear Your Mask by @PicturesofArk


Japanese-Style Castle by @sam_stimo


Who's Playing Crystal Isles by @DudeSolo1


Kanata Castle by @forbanana


El Galeón Capitán Archer by @RikerPlays


See you next week!

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Community Crunch 231: An Update on Genesis Pt 2 https://ark-servers.net/blog/136/community-crunch-231-an-update-on-genesis-pt-2/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/136/community-crunch-231-an-update-on-genesis-pt-2/ Tue, 28 Jul 2020 02:57 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 230: Fan Art https://ark-servers.net/blog/135/community-crunch-230-fan-art/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/135/community-crunch-230-fan-art/ Fri, 17 Jul 2020 22:55 CEST

Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! This week we take a look at some awesome community fan art and community content. Summer Bash will be wrapping up on July 21'st, so be sure to make the best of those wonderful summer days in ARK.

EVO Event


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

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

Fan Art

Castle Build
by @sefiroultima



Speed Genesis Build
by @sam_stimo



Masters of Genesis Simulation[deviantart.com]
by @Scutal



OC Playing Ark:Survival Evolved[www.deviantart.com]
by @BrekrofMadness



Faith (Mod Map)
by @JaceMonsen



Ragnarok
by @caffeineluvver



Cute Little Rat
by @ARKLove9



See you next week!

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Community Crunch 230: Fan Art https://ark-servers.net/blog/134/community-crunch-230-fan-art/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/134/community-crunch-230-fan-art/ Fri, 17 Jul 2020 22:55 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 229: Sponsored Mods Update, and Fan Art https://ark-servers.net/blog/133/community-crunch-229-sponsored-mods-update-and-fan-art/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/133/community-crunch-229-sponsored-mods-update-and-fan-art/ Fri, 10 Jul 2020 21:48 CEST

Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! This week we take a look at the new sponsored mods and some awesome community fan art and community content.

New Sponsored Mods

The Hunted


The Hunted is a mod that aims to emulate the difficulty of ARK to be more like it's early development days. The Hunted has plans and development for features like territorial behavior, nesting and new taming methods. If you don't think you should feel safe in a survival game, this might be a mod you want to check out!

Check out The Hunted

Dino Hoarders' TLC


While not an official TLC for the game, it is always fascinating to see new artistic approaches and styles from our modding community. Dino Hoarders' TLC has plans to do community TLCs on a lot of the games creatures with a unique art style! We look forward to seeing what is to come with this mod.

Check out Dino Hoarders' TLC

Tiamat


We're a little late with the official announcement but this project was a late addition that started sponsorship in June! Tiamat is a beautiful map with a focus on the ocean, an often underutilized part of the world. The visual style of this map is fantastic and deserves a look, especially if you are interested in vibrant ocean areas.

Check out Tiamat

EVO Event


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

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

Fan Art

@NAMCOOo
Link To Images[www.pixiv.net] Artist Profile [www.pixiv.net]











@ThePilgrimz
Desert Fortress



@harry12983476
127 8K Photos of Aberration[imgur.com]





That's it for this week!

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Community Crunch 229: Sponsored Mods Update, and Fan Art https://ark-servers.net/blog/132/community-crunch-229-sponsored-mods-update-and-fan-art/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/132/community-crunch-229-sponsored-mods-update-and-fan-art/ Fri, 10 Jul 2020 21:48 CEST here.]]> Community Crunch 228 https://ark-servers.net/blog/131/community-crunch-228/ https://ark-servers.net/blog/131/community-crunch-228/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 20:14 CEST Summer Bash Extension

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

Patch Notes Roundup


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

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

ARK Summer Sale


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

ARK on Steam

EVO Event


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

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

Community Fan Art

Event Gachas by @nova_fox13


Valguero Rainbow by @welshwilco


Building With TEK by @sugarmodark


Exogenesis by @jeffrichey


Family by @Schillaa2


Shadow of Death by @grammar_gamer


Addicts Drawing by @wyvernadas


See you next week!

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


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



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

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

The event kicks off at 10AM PDT.



Breeding Changes and Improvements

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

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

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

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

Our Community Crunch Is Moving


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

ARK Summer Sale


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

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

EVO Event


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

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


Community Fan Art

Crystal Griffin by @bluedragonark


Fire Reef by @ProjectTiamat


ActualBlack Megatherium by @TiiaAurora


Argentavis on Genesis by @PicturesofArk


Epic Viking Longhouse by @ThePilgrimz


Wyvern Drawing by @RunsWithPencil



See you next week!

Studio Wildcard

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

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

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

New Emotes
Guitar Riff
Drum Solo
Head Banger

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

New Chibi Pets
Manta
Ammonite
Cnidaria
Plesiosaur
Astrocetus

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

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

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


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

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



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





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





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

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

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

Crystal Isles Launch



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

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




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



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

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

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

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

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

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Anniversary Event



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

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

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

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

Event Content:
  • Pop Out Birthday Cake Structure

Tropeognathus



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

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

Timecapsule Servers



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

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



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

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

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

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

EVO Event



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

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



The Studio Wildcard team!


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

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

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

Crystal Isles Launch



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

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




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



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

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

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

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

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

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Anniversary Event



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

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

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

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

Event Content:
  • Pop Out Birthday Cake Structure

Tropeognathus



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

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

Timecapsule Servers



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

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



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

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

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

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

EVO Event



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

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



The Studio Wildcard team!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Crystal Isles


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

Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off)


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

Go grab your copy now!

EVO Event


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

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