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  Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????, Community Crunch 109 & ARK News!
Posted by: Bot - 11-19-2017, 04:56 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????, Community Crunch 109 & ARK News!



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What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

Upcoming Turret Change

Over the past few weeks, we have been carrying out analysis on our Official Servers to see where we can improve server performance and what the biggest difference is currently versus Early Access. Since ARK went retail, we were expecting to see our servers have better performance due to optimisations, better allocation and usage of hardware, and improved DDoS mitigation. What we have learnt is that there has been a dramatic change in how turrets are being used on Official Servers. The fundamental issue is that tribes are not only significantly increasing the number of turrets they use, but reducing the space they occupy, so the server is having to do more calculations in denser areas. In some cases, we've seen an increase of 7x versus the previous server-profiling data we had. It is clear that we need to make a change in regards to how turrets are placed, but we understand that they are an important part meta-game on Official PvP servers and therefore want to give you as much notice as possible.

With the following change, we are expecting a performance increase of 50% on average for our Official Servers (extreme cases up to 300%) and this will have an impact on all maps.

Starting from today on PC (and next week on console), you'll receive an update which indicates the number of turrets you have within 10k units. When you exceed 100 turrets within 10k units, there will be a warning placed on the turret to inform you, so you can make adjustments as necessary. On December the 5th, we will flick a switch on our Official Servers which will disable all turrets that exceed the allocated limit. You have the period from now until then to make any changes you want to avoid your turrets from being turned off. Once the turrets are within the permitted amount, they will function again. This patch will also allow the mounted minigun turret to shoot non-mounted tames, but reduce their range to be the equivalent of the auto turret.

In accordance with this change, we will also be increasing the damage of autoturrets and TEK turrets by 20%, increasing the item slot count of autoturrets by 50% on the 5th of December.

The turret limit will effect: Plant Species X, Autoturrets, and TEK Turrets.

So remember, you'll see the visual change first and will have a couple weeks to prepare for the actual change which prevents turrets from being used over the limit. This is all enabled through a server-setting which can be used in the game.ini:

[/script/shootergame.shootergamemode]
bLimitTurretsInRange=true

TLDR:
Turret usage had changed since the game went retail, it has been having a huge negative impact on the server. We will be introducing a limit to how many can be placed within a certain radius on the 5th of December. On PC a patch will be deployed today to inform you of the limit so you can make changes as necessary (and next week on console also). The change affects Plant Species X, Autoturrets, and TEK Turrets. We will also be buffing auto turrets, tek turrets, and minigun turrets.

ARK Sponsored Mod Update!

It's that time of the month where we announce new mods entering the sponsored mod program! We've seen our fair share of maps, total conversions, rebalance, and creature mods but not often do we get to share mods that are tools that benefit other modders. This month we are excited to announce one of those mods, ArkFrame created by ZenRowe.



This isn't the typical mod you might find yourself subscribing to because it doesn't actually contain end-user content. It is essentially a standardization library that modders can use. To most people browsing through the workshop, this wouldn't typically catch their eye. They are more likely to browse through the workshop and find they are already subscribed to it!

Why is this mod important for the program and Ark? It will, in time, create an easier way for people to get into modding by standardizing some of the most common functions.

Here is an example of a mod made using ArkFrame:

Scent Tracker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gFupEhIhkM
If you're interested in making your mod compatible with ArkFrame or want to start a new project using it, be sure to check out the website and Discord.

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!



Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event++ perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 20th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
2x Maturing
2x Hatching
2x Gestation
2x Faster Mating Interval Rates

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To read the rest of the Community Crunch this week, check out our announcement post on survivetheark![survivetheark.com]

Keep on surviving!


http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/a...7508077485

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  Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????
Posted by: Bot - 11-19-2017, 12:14 AM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????



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What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

PAX West & Launch Round Up!



Thank you to each and every one of you who participated in the launch for ARK & our PAX show! We love you all and are so grateful no matter how you show your support, whether you came to the booth and took pictures with our Raptor and Rex, tamed your first dino, ploughed through a cave, tuned into the live streams, or shared your thoughts on social media! For those of you who missed our news beats, let's do a quick catch up. 

ARK: Aberration Expansion Pack!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9T_uPssVB4
Survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive!

For the full announcement revealing way more information and screenshots, check out this page:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/a...7714195015

ARK Live Action Trailer by PIXOMONDO!

For the launch of ARK: Survival Evolved, our partners Snail Games have teamed up with the award-winning PIXOMONDO team!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U8Hbs0f0Ek
Executive Producer Mandie Briney, the VFX Supervisor from Game Of Thrones Sven Martin, and CEO Thilo Kuther, worked closely with the creative team from JOJX, including father+son directing team Rocky+Jackson Morton and EP Joe Care to create the concept, the script, all the way through the production + post- production process to execute this amazing cinematic and thrilling trailer bringing the ARK: Survival Evolved world to life. Stay tuned as we'll be revealing more cinematic episodes in the near future! We can't wait to see how it all turns out!Stay tuned as we'll be revealing more cinematic short clips in the near future! We can't wait to see how it all turns out!

ARK Soundtrack: Behind the Scenes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okxGZvrIfJM
Sumthing Else Music Works and Studio Wildcard are proud to present the epic orchestral soundtrack to ARK: Survival Evolved! Composed by Gareth Coker (Minecraft, Ori and the Blind Forest) and performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, the official soundtrack album is now available via digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works. Join us for the behind the scenes peek at the recording process, recorded at Abbey Road! For those wanting the full orchestral experience, you can pick up the soundtrack now[www.sumthing.com]!

For more ARK fun, check out the latest Community Crunch[survivetheark.com], which we've just posted on the SurviveTheARK Community Hub!



http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/a...7797761683

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  Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & Sponsored Mods Update!
Posted by: Bot - 11-19-2017, 12:14 AM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & Sponsored Mods Update!



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What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

Sponsored Mods!

It’s the time of the month where we introduce some new and exciting mods from the community! This month we are happy to introduce some pretty unique mods to the program. During the course of the program, we’ve seen our share of maps, structure mods, and even a total conversion. We get excited when we see game modes like Urban Deathmatch or really well thought out ideas like Zoology get published!

Urban Death Match



We’ve always thought that ARK could serve as a good foundation for a team deathmatch mod. Those that aren’t new to the modding scene might remember Tribe Wars and the pre-match that started in a team deathmatch setting. Urban Deathmatch might be the choice for those who are looking for a similar game mode.

Spawn areas are predetermined and each spawn area has six crates that can be used to gear up your players. Be sure to give this a look if you are looking for some fun events to host on your server. Since the mod is a map extension, it shouldn't affect any of your existing saves! Be sure to check it out!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f...1107180668

Zoology



We were really impressed when I got to check out Zoology. It’s one of those mod that just makes sense! Zoology adds a new element of discovery to the creatures you encounter on The Island. Ultimately, it changes how they act and behave and adds new and refreshing ways of interacting with wild and tamed creatures.

There’s a lot going on in this mod but essentially, wild and tamed creatures, have a level of morale and can suffer from stress, are intelligent enough (some of them) to flee from their predators, and predators will only hunt when hungry. It’s like a total conversion for the behavioural system of creatures!!

That’s all for this month. We’ll continue to keep an eye out for mods that are original and creative. We sincerely appreciate all the effort we are seeing from the modding community.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f...1114735444

ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!



Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event++ perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 2nd of October at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
2x Maturing
2x Hatching
2x Gestation
2x Faster Mating Interval Rates

-------------

To read the rest of the Community Crunch this week, check out our announcement post on survivetheark![survivetheark.com]

Keep on surviving!


http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/a...0212313609

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  ARK at TwitchCon 2017!
Posted by: Bot - 11-19-2017, 12:14 AM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

ARK at TwitchCon 2017!

Hey Survivors! We’d like to start off by giving a huge thanks to all of you who participated in ARK’s first ever Twitch on! Whether you attended the show, tuned into our streams, or took part on social media, we are grateful for all the support and engagement!



For those of you who didn’t have a chance to catch us at the show, or watch the streams, worry not! We’ll be using this post to recap the news that went out, as well as sharing some of our favourite moments from the show, as well as details to where you can watch all the livestreams.

Tradeshows are always special occasions for us, as we always want to take the chance to show off something different for our fans, and this was no different. At this event, we were able to present the first ever glimpse of our upcoming expansion pack, ARK: Aberration. 



For those not familiar with ARK: Aberration; survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive!

You can check out the trailer and read more details about the expansion pack here:
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/art...nced-r542/

Over the course of the weekend, we had many of you come to the booth and check out our demo, as well as having some demo-experienced being streamed by your favourite influencers. 

Here are some of our favourite moments from the weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLsE39GjhTs
If you want to check out the full VODs, for a more detailed insight into ARK: Aberration, check out the following videos!

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183724747
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183739332
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183784002
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183811296
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184001514
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184035844
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184074542
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184263530
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184300105
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184317507

During the event, we also had some very important news to announce, starting with the most important piece of information, ARK: Aberration will not be launching in October 2017. The expansion pack has been delayed by some weeks due to some necessary development work needing to be done. It will be coming out this year, with more features thanks to feedback we've received from our demo.

Aberration is our best piece of work yet, there will be a ton of new content, features, creatures, and a vast explorable map for you to enjoy. We know waiting sucks, but it won’t be for long, and we’ll be sure to do it justice by providing you with a high quality expansion pack.

In addition to that, we released two new skins for our season pass holders.

 

The Reaper Helmet, depicting the frightening visage of these dangerous behemoths that roam the Element-infused depths and irradiated surface of Aberration, and the Bulbdog Mask, representing the cheery demeanor of this loyal ward against the Nameless.

Structures Plus Official Integration!

We were also very excited to announce the Official Integration of the Sponsored Mod, Structures Plus (S+)! A long time favourite of the ARK player base and known as the ultimate building mod, S+ adds a range of functionality to ARK’s building, through the use of new structures, changes to core building/structure systems, additional features and more.

We’ll be working with the creator, Orionsun, and begin carefully integrating his mod into the game. Right now we’re still in the conceptualising phase, deciding which features we’ll be bringing over, which will be locked into custom settings, how we’ll be implementing it, and there are important factors we’ll need to consider regarding the mod and it’s impact on the balance of the game etc. It is a very large and in-depth mod, and we want to ensure that we get it right. 

Collector's Edition



The Collector's Edition of ARK: Survival Evolved is now available for purchase without the game or seasons pass included, for those who already own the game. Thanks for your patience on this, and we're excited to finally get these items out to you guys:

- HANDCRAFTED, LEATHER-BOUND EXPLORER'S NOTEBOOK: featuring the Dossiers of every creature you'll encounter in "ARK: Survival Evolved", with tips on capturing, taming and training them. With 100+ creatures in the game currently, there's plenty to read up on in this fantastic tome.
- THE OFFICIAL ARK LOGO NECKLACE: to show your dedication to being a Survivor.
- A CLOTH MAP OF THE ARK ISLAND: so you'll always know where you are!
COLLECTOR'S EDITION CHEST: All of this Ark-themed booty comes packed in a faux-wooden chest that will impress your friends and fellow players!.
- A POSTER FEATURING THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM BEHIND ARK
- ARK OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK CD

You can purchase it today on our website: playark.com


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  Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????, Extra Life, Halloween, Digest 52 & More!
Posted by: Bot - 11-19-2017, 12:14 AM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????, Extra Life, Halloween, Digest 52 & More!



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What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

Extra Life!



Save the date! Saturday, 4th of November 2017, we'll be beginning a 24-hour stream on http://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark to raise as much money as possible for Extra Life and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! In our first year of fundraising, the ARK Community raised an outstanding $23,500!



Last year you guys smashed that and raised an immense $25,787! Join us on the 4th to see what we'll be able to raise this year!



The stream will be hosted by the lovely Forest Rapczak and Catfu (formerly ThatsCat)! They'll be doing giveaways, ARK Games, as well as hanging out with some of the other developers, content creators, and much more! Wink

If you'd like to get involved in the fundraising and join our Extra Life Tribe - don't hesitate to get in touch, otherwise, tune in and help us save as many kids as we can!

You can support the cause by donating or hang out during our marathon and show some encouragement! Every little bit counts and it goes to a great cause. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Extra Life, and Studio Wildcard greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

Happy Halloween!



This Halloween the ARK is undergoing a spooky seasonal change where the air is colder, the days shorter and the nights longer! Starting on Monday, the 30th of October, all official servers on every platform will be placed under a witches' curse lasting 48 hours! During this time, survivors may encounter abnormal overworld spawns and can find themselves in for a treat with returning cosmetics and valuable stated items available in the drops!

The event will begin at 12 PM ET on Monday the 30th of October and run until 7 PM ET on Wednesday the 1st of November.

Steam Sale!



http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110...l_Evolved/

Collector's Edition



The Collector's Edition of ARK: Survival Evolved is now available for purchase without the game or seasons pass included, for those who already own the game. Thanks for your patience on this, and we're excited to finally get these items out to you guys:

- HANDCRAFTED, LEATHER-BOUND EXPLORER'S NOTEBOOK: featuring the Dossiers of every creature you'll encounter in "ARK: Survival Evolved", with tips on capturing, taming and training them. With 100+ creatures in the game currently, there's plenty to read up on in this fantastic tome.
- THE OFFICIAL ARK LOGO NECKLACE: to show your dedication to being a Survivor.
- A CLOTH MAP OF THE ARK ISLAND: so you'll always know where you are!
COLLECTOR'S EDITION CHEST: All of this Ark-themed booty comes packed in a faux-wooden chest that will impress your friends and fellow players!.
- A POSTER FEATURING THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM BEHIND ARK
- ARK OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK CD

You can purchase it today on our website: playark.com

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!



Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event++ perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 30th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
2x Maturing
2x Hatching
2x Gestation
2x Faster Mating Interval Rates

-------------

To read the ARK Digest and rest of the Community Crunch this week, check out our announcement post on survivetheark![survivetheark.com]

Keep on surviving!


http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/a...4896645948

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  Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & Live Action Trailer!
Posted by: Bot - 11-19-2017, 12:14 AM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & Live Action Trailer!



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What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

Aberration Update!



You may have noticed many of the developers on social media have been more quiet than usual, and that's because the team has been making incredible progress on Aberration. We know that you're all eager to hear a date for Aberration release, it's coming! We'll be updating our release date and sharing it with you all very soon. Everyone will be able to visit and enjoy the world of Aberration before 2017 is out.

New Live Action Trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSEarAfAHg
We just released our newest live action trailer! Revisit the ARK island as our hapless new survivor now "Respawns" and finds an unlikely friend. Produced by the award-winning PIXOMONDO team, including Executive Producer Mandie Briney, the VFX Supervisor from Game Of Thrones, Sven Martin, and CEO Thilo Kuther.

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!



Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 13th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate

-------------

To read the ARK Digest and rest of the Community Crunch this week, check out our announcement post on survivetheark![survivetheark.com]

Keep on surviving!


http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/a...4725037868

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  Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????
Posted by: Bot - 11-15-2017, 02:00 AM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????



????

What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!



Survivors will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 9th of October at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate

-------------

To read the rest of the Community Crunch this week, check out our announcement post on survivetheark![survivetheark.com]

Keep on surviving!


http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/a...3206002104

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  Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & ARK Digest 51
Posted by: Bot - 11-15-2017, 02:00 AM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & ARK Digest 51



????

What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!



Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 16th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate

-------------

To read the ARK Digest and rest of the Community Crunch this week, check out our announcement post on survivetheark![survivetheark.com]

Keep on surviving!


http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/a...3461129601

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  ARK at TwitchCon 2017!
Posted by: Bot - 11-15-2017, 02:00 AM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

ARK at TwitchCon 2017!

Hey Survivors! We’d like to start off by giving a huge thanks to all of you who participated in ARK’s first ever Twitch on! Whether you attended the show, tuned into our streams, or took part on social media, we are grateful for all the support and engagement!



For those of you who didn’t have a chance to catch us at the show, or watch the streams, worry not! We’ll be using this post to recap the news that went out, as well as sharing some of our favourite moments from the show, as well as details to where you can watch all the livestreams.

Tradeshows are always special occasions for us, as we always want to take the chance to show off something different for our fans, and this was no different. At this event, we were able to present the first ever glimpse of our upcoming expansion pack, ARK: Aberration. 



For those not familiar with ARK: Aberration; survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive!

You can check out the trailer and read more details about the expansion pack here:
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/art...nced-r542/

Over the course of the weekend, we had many of you come to the booth and check out our demo, as well as having some demo-experienced being streamed by your favourite influencers. 

Here are some of our favourite moments from the weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLsE39GjhTs
If you want to check out the full VODs, for a more detailed insight into ARK: Aberration, check out the following videos!

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183724747
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183739332
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183784002
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183811296
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184001514
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184035844
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184074542
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184263530
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184300105
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184317507

During the event, we also had some very important news to announce, starting with the most important piece of information, ARK: Aberration will not be launching in October 2017. The expansion pack has been delayed by some weeks due to some necessary development work needing to be done. It will be coming out this year, with more features thanks to feedback we've received from our demo.

Aberration is our best piece of work yet, there will be a ton of new content, features, creatures, and a vast explorable map for you to enjoy. We know waiting sucks, but it won’t be for long, and we’ll be sure to do it justice by providing you with a high quality expansion pack.

In addition to that, we released two new skins for our season pass holders.

 

The Reaper Helmet, depicting the frightening visage of these dangerous behemoths that roam the Element-infused depths and irradiated surface of Aberration, and the Bulbdog Mask, representing the cheery demeanor of this loyal ward against the Nameless.

Structures Plus Official Integration!

We were also very excited to announce the Official Integration of the Sponsored Mod, Structures Plus (S+)! A long time favourite of the ARK player base and known as the ultimate building mod, S+ adds a range of functionality to ARK’s building, through the use of new structures, changes to core building/structure systems, additional features and more.

We’ll be working with the creator, Orionsun, and begin carefully integrating his mod into the game. Right now we’re still in the conceptualising phase, deciding which features we’ll be bringing over, which will be locked into custom settings, how we’ll be implementing it, and there are important factors we’ll need to consider regarding the mod and it’s impact on the balance of the game etc. It is a very large and in-depth mod, and we want to ensure that we get it right. 

Collector's Edition



The Collector's Edition of ARK: Survival Evolved is now available for purchase without the game or seasons pass included, for those who already own the game. Thanks for your patience on this, and we're excited to finally get these items out to you guys:

- HANDCRAFTED, LEATHER-BOUND EXPLORER'S NOTEBOOK: featuring the Dossiers of every creature you'll encounter in "ARK: Survival Evolved", with tips on capturing, taming and training them. With 100+ creatures in the game currently, there's plenty to read up on in this fantastic tome.
- THE OFFICIAL ARK LOGO NECKLACE: to show your dedication to being a Survivor.
- A CLOTH MAP OF THE ARK ISLAND: so you'll always know where you are!
COLLECTOR'S EDITION CHEST: All of this Ark-themed booty comes packed in a faux-wooden chest that will impress your friends and fellow players!.
- A POSTER FEATURING THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM BEHIND ARK
- ARK OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK CD

You can purchase it today on our website: playark.com


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  Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????, Extra Life, Halloween, Digest 52 & More!
Posted by: Bot - 11-15-2017, 02:00 AM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????, Extra Life, Halloween, Digest 52 & More!



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What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

Extra Life!



Save the date! Saturday, 4th of November 2017, we'll be beginning a 24-hour stream on http://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark to raise as much money as possible for Extra Life and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! In our first year of fundraising, the ARK Community raised an outstanding $23,500!



Last year you guys smashed that and raised an immense $25,787! Join us on the 4th to see what we'll be able to raise this year!



The stream will be hosted by the lovely Forest Rapczak and Catfu (formerly ThatsCat)! They'll be doing giveaways, ARK Games, as well as hanging out with some of the other developers, content creators, and much more! Wink

If you'd like to get involved in the fundraising and join our Extra Life Tribe - don't hesitate to get in touch, otherwise, tune in and help us save as many kids as we can!

You can support the cause by donating or hang out during our marathon and show some encouragement! Every little bit counts and it goes to a great cause. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Extra Life, and Studio Wildcard greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

Happy Halloween!



This Halloween the ARK is undergoing a spooky seasonal change where the air is colder, the days shorter and the nights longer! Starting on Monday, the 30th of October, all official servers on every platform will be placed under a witches' curse lasting 48 hours! During this time, survivors may encounter abnormal overworld spawns and can find themselves in for a treat with returning cosmetics and valuable stated items available in the drops!

The event will begin at 12 PM ET on Monday the 30th of October and run until 7 PM ET on Wednesday the 1st of November.

Steam Sale!



http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110...l_Evolved/

Collector's Edition



The Collector's Edition of ARK: Survival Evolved is now available for purchase without the game or seasons pass included, for those who already own the game. Thanks for your patience on this, and we're excited to finally get these items out to you guys:

- HANDCRAFTED, LEATHER-BOUND EXPLORER'S NOTEBOOK: featuring the Dossiers of every creature you'll encounter in "ARK: Survival Evolved", with tips on capturing, taming and training them. With 100+ creatures in the game currently, there's plenty to read up on in this fantastic tome.
- THE OFFICIAL ARK LOGO NECKLACE: to show your dedication to being a Survivor.
- A CLOTH MAP OF THE ARK ISLAND: so you'll always know where you are!
COLLECTOR'S EDITION CHEST: All of this Ark-themed booty comes packed in a faux-wooden chest that will impress your friends and fellow players!.
- A POSTER FEATURING THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM BEHIND ARK
- ARK OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK CD

You can purchase it today on our website: playark.com

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!



Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event++ perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 30th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
2x Maturing
2x Hatching
2x Gestation
2x Faster Mating Interval Rates

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To read the ARK Digest and rest of the Community Crunch this week, check out our announcement post on survivetheark![survivetheark.com]

Keep on surviving!


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