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  2. 1.0 Test Build Patch Notes #3

    Players, we are now very close to leaving Early Access and no efforts are spared in preparation for bringing you the best possible experience with PC 1.0. Before we move on to the patch notes, we wanted to briefly talk about a few important issues. Our original idea was “this is Battle Royale and players should be able to survive in any environment”. This is why weather was made to be random together with which map is being played on. But we heard your feedback - we understand that you see the new map as an almost separate mode. So we came to the conclusion that it is best to allow our players to choose which map they want to play on. However, we have 3 team modes and 2 perspectives - TPP and FPP. Adding map selection will result in there effectively being 12 game modes in total. You also need 100 players to fully experience Battle Royale. When all these factors are combined, it could be very difficult to offer a seamless experience 24/7 to players looking for matches. In some regions with smaller player bases, many issues are already expected to occur; queueing times could be extremely lengthy, matches may not start at all, matches may start with a number of players that is much lower than 100 in off-peak times. Despite these circumstances, our development team has decided to listen to our community’s feedback. We need some time to address the anticipated problems and technical issues, so maps will not be selectable right after PC 1.0 release. However, we will do our best to add the feature and required systems as soon as we can, so you can enjoy Battle Royale in the map of your choice. We will be adding solo FPP mode to OCE and SA servers next week. Please keep in mind that outside peak times it may be hard to find FPP matches in these regions, especially after we add the map selection feature. Off-peak times could last anywhere from 11 to 17 hours. But since this is a widely requested game mode in OCE and SA, we still decided to add it and will be monitoring the situation. If there is less than 1 session per 2 hours on average after we add the map selection feature, less popular FPP mode may be closed. We have made a similar decision regarding FPP mode in another region in the past to remove negative experience for our players. We will keep you posted on the schedule for the update. As we’ve already mentioned a few times, server stability is one of our top priorities. We’ve seen your feedback and our data analysis confirms that some players are having to deal with issues that disrupts their game experience. Alongside other measures we will be implementing, we are now also looking into implementing ping lock to help with server lag and other stability issues. We are in the process of developing this feature and it will be tested in a single region at first. We will keep you updated on our progress. Thank you once again for providing us with your feedback regarding the test build and reporting the bugs you encounter. Your voices are being heard. You will find that in the patch notes below a lot of the changes we’ve made are based on your feedback. Please keep it coming. It’s very useful and highly appreciated. Lobby Added Replays menu Added replay function which can record up to 1km around the character Please enable the replay saving in Options before you enter a match When the game ends, the replay will be saved and can be played on “Lobby – Replays” menu Up to 20 replays can be saved. They will be automatically deleted in the oldest order when the number exceeds 20 Control Guide J: Time line ON / OFF (Player can move to desired time, pause) P: Pause ↑, ↓: Play speed change B: Back to own character W, A, S, D: Camera move E, Q: Camera height change Holding Shift, Ctrl: Camera move speed change TAB: Open the player list (If you click the ID, camera moves to that player’s view) V or LMB: Observing camera (You can see the view of the selected player) C or RMB: Following camera (The camera follows selected player and you can control the camera angles and zoom) F or SPACE: Free camera (Move to the camera view which can freely move on the map) L: Open the battle list (You can check engagements with and around the currently selected player) M: Map (If you LMB click the player’s icon on the map, you can move to the observing camera of the selected player. If you RMB click any empty area of the map, you can move to the free camera at that position) Gameplay Adjusted the size of Miramar’s first blue zone, considering it was relatively large Win94 Bullet loops can now be attached to Win94 Added red tip for Win94 ironsights for easier aiming Increased the zoom level on Win94 in ADS while holding breath Increased recoil Increased the drag effect on Kar98k Increased slightly the drag effect and reduced base damage of M24 by about 2% Decreased duration of camera shake while firing Vector (Vector should now be slightly easier to handle while shooting) The size of blood particle effects has been toned down at greater distance UI/UX Added two new keybindings to enable toggle/hold action for Aiming and ADS on separate keys Animation Added a new animation for Win94. Its lever action is now about 30% faster Items Adjusted item spawn rate of Miramar to better optimize for Miramar area Vehicles Increased the fuel efficiency of Pickup Adjusted the front skin of Aquarail World Removed rainy and foggy weather from Erangel (Test server only) Road signs in Miramar are now breakable when hit with vehicles Sound Reduced BGM volume in lobby Reduced the volume of window breaking sound effect Added a sound effect for road sign breaking Lowered the reverb for the character’s voice when getting hit indoors Adjusted the short distance volume of Pickup and Buggy Bug Fixes Fixed the issue where trying to aim while freelooking would produce an undesired visual effect Fixed the issue where the Kar98k thumbnail in inventory screen had magazine clip in view Fixed the issue where in parachute or plane in FPP mode, there was a viewing angle limit applied Fixed the issue where the SKS did not have gun sway Fixed the issue where the motorbike and buggy would slide down when parked on a slope Fixed the issue where the report button would appear at the battle result screen even when player had won the game Fixed the issue where a player could climb up on a blocked off floor of a particular building in Military Base Killcam Fixed the issue where a character was not visible or sound came first when killcam was played Fixed the issue where if a character was more than 400m away, they seemed to be shooting through a closed door even when the door was open Fixed the issue where the camera would show the inside of a character’s face Fixed the issue where when the inventory was full, player could not drop or replace AR quickdraw magazines See you in-game, The PUBG Development and Community Team View original article
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    Our ARK servers will be 4x Tame & 4x Gather until Monday 12am PST Server info below
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    Event details "Saturday Night Madness" is a server wide event that anyone can join in on. This event will vary from static events, to moving events as well as other scenarios. Server: HIHB - Regular(US) - 64.94.95.98:2600 Server Event: SNM - Christmas Toy Run Time: Saturday - 9:00 pm CST Date: 16th DECEMBER 2017 Starting Map Location: SW Quadrant Objective: FInd and bring the HIHB Misfits your presents! More details TBA on event day.
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  6. Dev BlogDevblog 190

    Season's beatings! Xmas has arrived in Rust. Original Post Here
  7. HIHB ARK Cluster

    Our Ragnarok server sports 2x Taming and 2x Harvesting Aberration is Vanilla ARK with some tweaking here and there. It's not easy! More info to come
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  9. We're entering the last two business weeks of 2017, and before we let the holiday spirit take over our offices on 23rd, it's time for one more update from our teams - today, Eugen is recapping some of the recently made bullet-point style progress across departments, Peter takes a look at ladders, climbing and the melee combat of 0.63, Adam teases the NWAF changes along with tourist trails, and Viktor has two sexy GIFs, one of which teases a feature that will change DayZ combat in a totally unexpected way. After a pause, we also have Baty back, with loads of your amazing community content <3. Let's read, it's good for you! Contents This Week Dev Update/Eugen Dev Update/Peter Dev Update/Viktor Dev Update/Adam Community Spotlight Dev Update/Eugen Dear players. First, I would like to thank you for all the critical feedback on the last status report, it was a hard one. Expectation were high, and we chose a road littered with risks going for the new engine, for the larger benefit in the long run. The team knew this wasn't going to be easy, but almost all major uncertainties are resolved and we are looking at brighter future for both you the players, and the team here. We also understand and agree the call for a more visual representation of this years' progress and there is an end of the year video in the works right now. Many of you were asking about the console version of DayZ and the team working on it. Our goal has always been to release a PC version of DayZ first before we turn to players on PS4 or Xbox. That hasn't changed. There is only one person working on each of these ports at the moment, keeping things intact so we have an easier time adapting the experience when the team is done with the PC version. We will be happy to share more details once we are in a better state of things with the PC version. There is more to enjoy visually in the rest of the Status Report, and there is no reason to repeat myself more, so let's take a quick look at some of the work that has been done over the past month / is in progress - and then we are just going to get back to work, and get more shit done :). Programmers Team Network optimisations - bit stream implementation, network traffic optimisations for AI and players Weapon & inventory bugfixing Movement tweaking of character controller for better gameplay experience Character's prone state New offline database Hive refactorization for 0.63 Login system bugfixing Damage system - new texture switching of damaged entities Bugfixing and optimizations of central loot economy AI - Animals: Threat state behaviour and actions Animals freeze in random intervals fixed Various crash fixes External launcher - adding local mods Design Team Items for Christmas event configuration and setup for Central Economy for 0.62 version Melee combat refactor of targeting and implementation of it's second check at hit event Connected item quantities to Central Economy Optimalization of UI client/server middle layer Notifiers code clean up Localization support Options screens refactor Stamina system refactor Firearms unjamming refactor Implementing state machines for AKM and SVD Implemented new network synchronization for electricity, traps, fireplace, cooking, placing, life span, user actions Implemented sounds for bear trap, landmine, defibrillator Parts of HUD can be toggled on/off by pressing or holding [~] Implemented prototype particle for AKM, UMP and CZ61 Animated perimeter for a land mine Identification of blood type in inspect menu after blood test Animation Team AKM, SVD reload animations implemented Polishing for prone 360 aimspace poses Player turns improvements Animations for Hatchback reworked due to vehicle scale changes Animals herding behavior: the most of the progress has been done on new herding behavior for domesting animals. Although it doesn't require massive support from animation side we found usefull to change some poses and especially lookat mechanic to bring as natural feeling on close distance as possible. Most of the work has been done in new AI tools on animal configuration side. Anyway we already have functional prototype of a herd that can be shepherd through the map. Animals animations: Sheep animation pack is progressing. Goat animation pack has been finished Art Team NWAF assets Radar tower rework 2-floor barracks Fuel tanks Reworked Pile of tyres Reworked Blast covers Weapons rework Abandoned Chernarus – harvester header Reworked male heads Decayed textures Christmas items Animal damage zones Bugfixing doors firegeometry geometry visual issues foliage issues Map Design Team Chernarus tourist trails We have finished 200km network along with tweaks to the satellite and surface mask and final checks and polish Tourist trails are now ready for survivors in 0.63, the only thing that is left to solve is the map stand that is located at several key trail crossings, but that on itself does not block / prevent people from using the trails as there are 93 detailed directional signs to help them where they want to go NWAF overhaul Improved satellite and surface mask within the whole NWAF area Object layout improvements and fixes Coal power plant prototype done (last missing object) Tentapocalypse We have prepared varied interiors for two of the mostly used military tents to make such important object more interesting for players and more suitable for central economy to spawn items All instances of military tents on Chernarus were replaced with these new variants - Eugen Harton / Lead Producer Dev Update/Peter As the new character also have to traverse vertical differences in structures, we've started with new implementation of ladders. You don't need much to observe that the behaviour of old character on ladders in 0.62 (and older) is quite unpleasant visually and partially lacking also from the functional point of view. Transition animations for getting on off a ladder will be added for several situations, even from/to water, as well as to sides when there isn’t any free space available behind the ladder. As we unified dimensions of ladders thorough all structures, the positioning of character hands and feet will match that of ladder steps. It’s still valid that getting on a ladder is done through interact action (same as manipulating with doors) and getting off will be automatic at the end of the ladder. We would also like to add proper continuous ladders going through more floors, on which character can optionally get off the ladder, and where it won’t be necessary to ‘pixel hunt’ for proper interact action to get on the ladder and continue in desired direction. However, this has a lower priority as we need to solve simple ladders first. As climbing the ladder is exposing you in situations that can be relatively dangerous, we are adding the possibility to quickly scale up the ladder, or to fast slide down the ladder. I would like to also see jumping off the ladder as it could be useful in some critical situations - in trade off for a higher risk of injury after landing. But again, this is lower on priority list for the ladders implementation. When I mentioned jumping, let me make it clear: we will be adding jumping, alongside with climbing over obstacles later, after ladders are done, as smooth traversing through environment is very crucial for DayZ gameplay. Ongoing work is being done on a melee combat system to make it skill based with clear rules. Blocking and evades are implemented and functional, awaiting a polishing run. We are trying different control schemes for melee combat iteratively to achieve intuitive controls. Same goes for timing animations and their cancellation, as we want to have combat flow as seamless and fluid as possible to avoid clunkiness. Knockdowns to the ground and finishing attacks on laying character are still on the TO DO list. These are directly related to melee combat in prone, which was just a step away, as we had a request for absolute freedom of aiming firearm in prone in 360 degrees, which is done thru smooth and continuous turn of character from belly to back and vice versa. After knockdown during melee combat to the ground on back position (or in case of turning character to back from belly) you can use push kick to push opponent back, may it be survivor or infected, to avoid being hit with his finishing attacks which can be potentially devastating. Similarly, I would also like to see push kicks from stand with raised hands as well (applicable for firearms too), which will add really nice flavour and together with attacks, blocking and evades adds depth and open possibilities for tactics in melee combat (and additionally allows us things like kicking doors and others). Anyway, I would like to thank you for your support during the tough year 2017. DayZ has the best community and it’s amazing to have you around. Thank you all! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year... see you in Chernarus folks! - Peter Nespesny / Lead Designer Dev Update/Viktor Hi everyone. Today, I'm going to provide you with a short update on what is happening in the animation team. Our priorities are pretty clear - main focus is still on the player character animations. That includes finishing turning animations, improving locomotion and adjusting the player graph. At the same time, we have been working on some exciting stuff recently. Our player character now has a much wider range of motion while in prone. You can now fluently turn on your back, aim and shoot. This gives better control over the character and I am sure it will lead to many interesting situations in game. We have a basic prototype working and now we are starting to polish the animations, poses and camera behaviour. This will also require small motion capture session where we will record necessary transition animations. In addition to that, we have also recently re-done enter/exit animations for some vehicles, so that player can enter and exit vehicles much faster. Recently implemented weapons in 0.63 include SVD, AKM and there is an ongoing work on the Mosin. - Viktor Kostik / Lead Animator Dev Update/Adam It has been quite a long time since my last contribution to Status Report, but do not worry, it is just that we have been working very hard pushing towards our 0.63 goals. But before we talk about that - given the fact that is a last status report of 2017 - let me first dive a bit into the things that happened in 2017. In 2017, Chernarus has gone through what probably is the biggest change since its inception in Arma 2. We have introduced a complete overhaul of forests aimed at bringing much needed variety to the landscape of Chernarus. This overhaul essentially doubled the object count (1.4 million to 2.8 mil., but with .63 changes, we are nearing 3 mil.), an increase that was only possible with the introduction of the Enfusion renderer (update 0.60). In addition to this overhaul, update 0.62 also introduced phase 1 of a big western border rework (the last area that remained basically untouched since Arma 2 days). We have also overhauled the entire railway network and made global changes to the satellite texture. Vegetation model swap and the re-generated forests areas introduced quite a lot of issues with object placement (objects misplaced or clipping) and we will work hard to eliminate as much of these issues as possible prior to the stable 0.63 release to make sure the first BETA build is a step towards a more polished experience from your travels on Chernarus. Now you may ask, what else can you expect from the map in 0.63? Completely re-done North West Airfield (NWAF) along with surrounding landscape 200 kilometres of tourist trails New locations on the western border of Chernarus New points of interest across the map New models for bushes and rocks New textures for roads and road damage decals We will cover these points in better detail in future Status Reports. For now, we would like to thank you for joining us on our journey towards one of the most immersive game environments ever created. Very excited to show you what we have in store for 0.63 and beyond! Merry xmas and happy new year! - Adam Franců / Senior map designer Community Spotlight It's nice to be back with another Status Report - it's been 4 weeks already and I have a lot of community content that I need to show you. So sit down comfortably, this will be long. Life doesn’t always bring only good things, and that is what I want to talk about today. The first sad thing that happened is Wobo's leave. One of our big and longtime supporters is leaving the content creators’ scene, because he needs to take care of his mother who has cancer. He did his last stream to raise funds to help his mother and the DayZ community surprised him a lot. He had 4000+ people on the stream and raised over 35 000 dollars to help him with taking care of his mother. You can see here how amazing the DayZ community is! Wobo's mum underwent a 9-hour surgery and she will stay in the hospital for the next two weeks. Everyone from DayZ Dev team wishes Wobo's mum good luck! Stay strong Wobo! The second sad message arrived to our team from Tim, Max, Nils, Dominik, Vincent and Jonas. These guys are a group of DayZ players who lost their friend Phil in a tragic accident this year. They are reminiscing about their first meeting: "We met him at the very beginning of the DayZ standalone near the Rify in that old helicopter crash site (one of these that did not spawn randomly). It was a pretty hilarious situation as me and him did’nt see each other until the moment we both went inside the helicopter. We both panic so hard :D Even thought most of the players shot on sight at this time, we did not and 2 minutes later we both laught so hard together in his teamspeak, it was the beginning of the best friendship in my whole life. There are so much more great memories we shared together because of DayZ. Me and my whole squad really want to thank you for this memories!" They sent us this message because it was Phil's birthday and they asked us to commemorate him in the game on the spot where they first met. So we decided to place a memorial at this place in a form of a small cross. This cross will be in game since 0.63 and if you come across it, just remember it belongs to Phil, one of the players. When we are talking about a group of players, Ferosso shared with us this amazing ugly-Christmas-sweater DayZ party photo and it looks so cool, I want to jump into it and join them! And look at the Chernarus map on the wall! Just wow. I want to show you some nice edit by Spuddy0108, who turns a DayZ screenshot into The Long Dark's style. I really like it! One more screenshot for you - Adam sent us a really creative picture of tents with chemlights inside and it looks awesome! And how about an event this week? A lot is happening this Saturday 16th! You can choose from plenty of events: Noobs server is organizing The Hostage event where you need to take out the captors and successfully retrieve the hostage. More information here: DayZ UK Alliance invites you to The Genocide Run IV - a battle royale style event in teams of two. Or you can join Christmas RP event in the Green Dragon tavern on The DayZ Village Let’s check out some videos now. I don't like long videos. But this movie by gekofish is awesome and I can't stop watching! You should check it out. If you like stories, you should watch this video by PolishedGuy, whose channel is full of interesting videos with good editing. Another movie by Tickle - Ghost is telling us the story of a retired nurse, Ashley Gradham, discovering the complexities of the zombie apocalypse through a budding friendship with Richard Maxwell, a daring and quiet man with a difficult childhood. What about a cinematic? This is by Aschmad and he is challenging viewers to dive deep into the video and tell him what the character lost. The last video is just a preview of a movie randmanq is working on. I am looking forward to the full movie! Let's talk about Christmas. You will have your Christmas in Chernarus, we didn't forget, don't worry! There will be Christmas trees, and maybe a little smomething more, but that's still a secret. Watch our Twitter feed for more information! We are almost at the end, but there is one more thing - the riddle! These guys answered correctly last time, good job: Skunkey‏ Uncuepa‏ JammieD96 KalleKBerlin Waffels Alejandro Miranda‏ Vetovote And this is the riddle for this Status Report. Between which towns can you find this house? It is not that hard, so I expect a lot of correct answers on our official Twitter account. That is all from me, have a nice holiday and see you in 2018! Header image by Kwaakt - Baty / Community Manager View the full article
  10. Dev BlogCommunity Update 164

    Raids, bases, mods, and more. Original Post Here
  11. Dev BlogCommunity Update 164

    Raids, bases, mods, and more. Original Post Here
  12. 1.0 Test Build Patch Notes #2

    We would like to start by expressing our gratitude for all your help with testing Miramar and all the new features added to our game. Your feedback is instrumental for our efforts to improve PUBG. Players, we are aware of some ongoing server stability issues and our engineers have been working to alleviate these problems. Creating a smooth playing environment is one of our top priorities. Thank you for your patience. We are looking into different solutions and hope to see some improvements soon. From this week we will be adding Erangel back in the mix. We want to test Erangel in conjunction with all the new features as we make our final adjustments for PC 1.0. Taking into consideration player feedback, and different issues being discovered and fixed, we will be applying more patches to the current test build. If any of them require a maintenance period, we will announce the schedule beforehand. For those of you who missed the announcement, we wanted to note again that the test servers will remain open until the PC 1.0 release. Please find the notes for the current patch below. Test Schedule Test servers will stay open until PC 1.0 on live servers Region & Modes NA - SOLO & DUO & SQUAD, First-person / Third-person EU - SOLO & DUO & SQUAD, First-person / Third-person ASIA - SOLO & DUO & SQUAD, First-person / Third-person Lobby Unlocked the rewards menu Players will now be able to check their performance in Career, and Leaderboard World Erangel and Miramar - both maps are now playable Which map is played will be selected randomly when a match begins Added a wet effect to vehicles. This effect can be found in rainy weather on Erangel Vehicles Added Aquarail on Erangel Items Added Miramar's new Ghillie suit to the care package on Erangel UI/UX Helmet, vest, bag HUD UI elements will now be on by default Added a transparent background box behind HUD UI for clear visibility Bug Fixes Fixed the issue with the insides of Erangel buildings being too dark Fixed the issue with players not receiving BP after playing in FPP mode Fixed the abnormal player shadow in FPP Deleted M16A4 from the tool tip of 8x and 15x scopes Fixed the issue where player's footstep sound was silenced when player moved diagonally or wore particular shoes Fixed the issue of two instances of player characters existing after reconnecting See you in-game, The PUBG Development and Community Team View original article
  13. Hello Survivors! Today Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s second expansion pack, “Aberration”! AVAILABLE NOW! Steam on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS: http://store.steampowered.com/app/708770/ARK_Aberration__Expansion_Pack/ Microsoft on Xbox One, & Xbox One X, and soon Play Anywhere: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-aberration/brj422pfv2pz Sony's PlayStation Network: https://store.playstation.com/?resolve=EP0688-CUSA06782_00-ARKABERRATION000 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! AN ARK GONE AWRY Aberration places survivors on a damaged ARK: its internal atmosphere has leaked away, resulting in a harsh surface with intense radiation, and a plethora of lush biomes underground. With the maintenance systems of this ARK malfunctioning, the many hazards, creatures, and nature of the environment present a thrilling new world to explore and master. TAME NEW CREATURES The intense radiation of Aberration has led to incredible genetic mutations, resulting in new creatures with amazing abilities! Among others, clamber up walls & glide through the air on the back of a camouflaging chameleon-like ‘Rock Drake’, keep the dark at bay with a friendly ‘Lantern Pug’, grab and toss multiple creatures simultaneously with a massive ‘Cave Crustacean’, or -- if you are talented enough to tame one -- command the vile ‘Nameless Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster! OVER 50 NEW ITEMS New tools are on-hand to survive in the world of Aberration, while opening up many possibilities for new competitive and cooperative scenarios. Traverse the ARK using cave-climbing picks, gliding wingsuits, and ziplines. Learn advanced engrams to dominate the harsh environment, protect yourself with hazmat outfits, charge lanterns, batteries, glowsticks, railguns and much more. Thrive by gathering new resources, using fishing baskets, gas collectors, fortify your home within the caverns using cliff structures, and much more! CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES Earthquakes, radiation exposure, gas leaks, and Element chambers are among the many hazards that survivors will learn to grapple with Aberration’s varied biomes, both aboveground and below the surface. But among the greatest challenges on this ruined ARK is the hierarchy of unrelenting Nameless, requiring constant vigilance & Charge Energy to defend against! And in the deepest depths of Aberration, their terrifying -- yet somehow familiar -- master awaits… will YOU be among the survivors powerful enough to face him? Working on Aberration has been a challenging and exciting time for us here at Studio Wildcard. Aberration is filled with new world building techniques and new mechanics that have never been seen in ARK before. We hope that you all enjoy playing in this new expansion pack, and we look forward to seeing your reactions, posts, videos, streams, artwork, and feedback as you explore the world of Aberration. Thank you for your continued support, we would not be where we are today without you! Best of luck conquering Aberration! ARK ON SALE! ARK is currently on sale! Steam base game for 60% off: http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110/ARK_Survival_Evolved/ Steam Season Pass for 33% off: http://store.steampowered.com/app/696680/ARK_Survival_Evolved_Season_Pass/ Xbox base game for 40% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-survival-evolved/bnblc4zgfnkb Xbox Scorched Earth for 40% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-scorched-earth/c38qj88199vp Xbox Season Pass for 30% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-survival-evolved-season-pass/brz8b5rstkcg Xbox Explorer’s Edition for 35% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-survival-evolved-explorers-edition/bpp79rsdn892 Much love, Studio Wildcard View the full article
  14. ARK: ABERRATION EXPANSION PACK! Hello Survivors! Today Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s second expansion pack, “Aberration”! AVAILABLE NOW! Steam on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS: http://store.steampowered.com/app/708770/ARK_Aberration__Expansion_Pack/ Microsoft on Xbox One, & Xbox One X, and soon Play Anywhere: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-aberration/brj422pfv2pz Sony's PlayStation Network: https://store.playstation.com/?resolve=EP0688-CUSA06782_00-ARKABERRATION000 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! AN ARK GONE AWRY Aberration places survivors on a damaged ARK: its internal atmosphere has leaked away, resulting in a harsh surface with intense radiation, and a plethora of lush biomes underground. With the maintenance systems of this ARK malfunctioning, the many hazards, creatures, and nature of the environment present a thrilling new world to explore and master. TAME NEW CREATURES The intense radiation of Aberration has led to incredible genetic mutations, resulting in new creatures with amazing abilities! Among others, clamber up walls & glide through the air on the back of a camouflaging chameleon-like ‘Rock Drake’, keep the dark at bay with a friendly ‘Lantern Pug’, grab and toss multiple creatures simultaneously with a massive ‘Cave Crustacean’, or -- if you are talented enough to tame one -- command the vile ‘Nameless Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster! OVER 50 NEW ITEMS New tools are on-hand to survive in the world of Aberration, while opening up many possibilities for new competitive and cooperative scenarios. Traverse the ARK using cave-climbing picks, gliding wingsuits, and ziplines. Learn advanced engrams to dominate the harsh environment, protect yourself with hazmat outfits, charge lanterns, explosive rounds, batteries, glowsticks, railguns and much more. Thrive by gathering new resources, using fishing baskets, gas collectors, fortify your home within the caverns using cliff structures, and much more! CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES Earthquakes, radiation exposure, gas leaks, and Element chambers are among the many hazards that survivors will learn to grapple with Aberration’s varied biomes, both aboveground and below the surface. But among the greatest challenges on this ruined ARK is the hierarchy of unrelenting Nameless, requiring constant vigilance & Charge Energy to defend against! And in the deepest depths of Aberration, their terrifying -- yet somehow familiar -- master awaits… will YOU be among the survivors powerful enough to face him? Working on Aberration has been a challenging and exciting time for us here at Studio Wildcard. Aberration is filled with new world building techniques and new mechanics that have never been seen in ARK before. We hope that you all enjoy playing in this new expansion pack, and we look forward to seeing your reactions, posts, videos, streams, artwork, and feedback as you explore the world of Aberration. Thank you for your continued support, we would not be where we are today without you! Best of luck conquering Aberration! ARK ON SALE! ARK is currently on sale! Steam base game for 60% off: http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110/ARK_Survival_Evolved/ Steam Season Pass for 33% off: http://store.steampowered.com/app/696680/ARK_Survival_Evolved_Season_Pass/ Xbox base game for 40% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-survival-evolved/bnblc4zgfnkb Xbox Scorched Earth for 40% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-scorched-earth/c38qj88199vp Xbox Season Pass for 30% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-survival-evolved-season-pass/brz8b5rstkcg Xbox Explorer’s Edition for 35% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-survival-evolved-explorers-edition/bpp79rsdn892 Much love, Studio Wildcard View the full article
  15. Hello Survivors! Today Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s second expansion pack, “Aberration”! AVAILABLE NOW! Steam on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS: http://store.steampowered.com/app/708770/ARK_Aberration__Expansion_Pack/ Microsoft on Xbox One, & Xbox One X, and soon Play Anywhere: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-aberration/brj422pfv2pz Sony's PlayStation Network: https://store.playstation.com/?resolve=EP0688-CUSA06782_00-ARKABERRATION000 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! AN ARK GONE AWRY Aberration places survivors on a damaged ARK: its internal atmosphere has leaked away, resulting in a harsh surface with intense radiation, and a plethora of lush biomes underground. With the maintenance systems of this ARK malfunctioning, the many hazards, creatures, and nature of the environment present a thrilling new world to explore and master. TAME NEW CREATURES The intense radiation of Aberration has led to incredible genetic mutations, resulting in new creatures with amazing abilities! Among others, clamber up walls & glide through the air on the back of a camouflaging chameleon-like ‘Rock Drake’, keep the dark at bay with a friendly ‘Lantern Pug’, grab and toss multiple creatures simultaneously with a massive ‘Cave Crustacean’, or -- if you are talented enough to tame one -- command the vile ‘Nameless Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster! OVER 50 NEW ITEMS New tools are on-hand to survive in the world of Aberration, while opening up many possibilities for new competitive and cooperative scenarios. Traverse the ARK using cave-climbing picks, gliding wingsuits, and ziplines. Learn advanced engrams to dominate the harsh environment, protect yourself with hazmat outfits, charge lanterns, explosive rounds, batteries, glowsticks, railguns and much more. Thrive by gathering new resources, using fishing baskets, gas collectors, fortify your home within the caverns using cliff structures, and much more! CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES Earthquakes, radiation exposure, gas leaks, and Element chambers are among the many hazards that survivors will learn to grapple with Aberration’s varied biomes, both aboveground and below the surface. But among the greatest challenges on this ruined ARK is the hierarchy of unrelenting Nameless, requiring constant vigilance & Charge Energy to defend against! And in the deepest depths of Aberration, their terrifying -- yet somehow familiar -- master awaits… will YOU be among the survivors powerful enough to face him? Working on Aberration has been a challenging and exciting time for us here at Studio Wildcard. Aberration is filled with new world building techniques and new mechanics that have never been seen in ARK before. We hope that you all enjoy playing in this new expansion pack, and we look forward to seeing your reactions, posts, videos, streams, artwork, and feedback as you explore the world of Aberration. Thank you for your continued support, we would not be where we are today without you! Best of luck conquering Aberration! Much love, Studio Wildcard View the full article
  16. Recorded Kills SNM 12/09/17

    Good times as always. Thanks for the turnout, everyone! <3
  17. Kill logs for this evening's Saturday Night Madness. Enjoy! 2017-12-09 21:05:26 - JEFF Killed Enrico 2017-12-09 21:08:21 - leo@dayz Killed ikedayuuta 2017-12-09 21:09:09 - cutelittlefuk Killed Nut Goblin 2017-12-09 21:10:09 - Audi Killed cutelittlefuk 2017-12-09 21:10:09 - cutelittlefuk Killed Audi 2017-12-09 21:18:19 - Dominik Killed Zaxe 2017-12-09 21:19:05 - Dominik Killed Midnightshdw 2017-12-09 21:20:16 - User Killed xianan 2017-12-09 21:21:44 - bigbadjarod Killed MattL 2017-12-09 21:32:20 - Can Of Beans Killed Maria Stafler 2017-12-09 21:33:59 - Can Of Beans Killed garrett 2017-12-09 21:37:20 - Audi Killed HoneyMarkov 2017-12-09 21:37:45 - cutelittlefuk Killed peaches 2017-12-09 21:38:01 - cutelittlefuk Killed Audi 2017-12-09 21:38:01 - Audi Killed cutelittlefuk 2017-12-09 21:48:35 - MattL Killed media 2017-12-09 21:51:16 - bigbadjarod Killed sonic 2017-12-09 21:51:41 - Mr.Sprocket Killed Twiggzy 2017-12-09 21:51:49 - OgreLord Killed Ulysses 2017-12-09 21:53:33 - 3 inch fork Killed LeoGreyfire 2017-12-09 21:54:17 - Audi Killed HIHB}Wukku 2017-12-09 21:55:01 - Audi Killed cutelittlefuk 2017-12-09 21:55:14 - Audi Killed Vale 2017-12-09 21:55:38 - OgreLord Killed MattL 2017-12-09 21:57:45 - User Killed bigdog 2017-12-09 22:02:34 - Gunloaded Killed IAmEpixOfficial 2017-12-09 22:05:08 - User Killed MattL 2017-12-09 22:10:09 - User Killed ruudyt 2017-12-09 22:12:36 - HIHB}XCITE Killed peaches 2017-12-09 22:13:25 - HIHB}Cobalt Killed HIHB}Wukku 2017-12-09 22:18:44 - Thorpe Killed HIHB{Scarecrow 2017-12-09 22:21:21 - HIHB}XCITE Killed matlo 2017-12-09 22:23:34 - HIHB}Wukku Killed King 2017-12-09 22:23:36 - HIHB{Scarecrow Killed Foxtrot101 2017-12-09 22:28:12 - Audi Killed 3 inch fork 2017-12-09 22:28:34 - HIHB}Cobalt Killed Vale 2017-12-09 22:29:23 - Mr.Sprocket Killed HIHB}Wukku - Blood loss 2017-12-09 22:30:03 - Kharmah Killed FCBz 2017-12-09 22:30:28 - Thorpe Killed HIHB{Scarecrow 2017-12-09 22:34:37 - Thorpe Killed Mr.Sprocket 2017-12-09 22:38:43 - HIHB}XCITE Killed Tristan Hahenes 2017-12-09 22:40:21 - Audi Killed HIHB{Scarecrow 2017-12-09 22:41:18 - matlo Killed Captain Dominos 2017-12-09 22:41:31 - Audi Killed OgreLord 2017-12-09 22:41:33 - Audi Killed matlo 2017-12-09 22:44:57 - Tyler Killed matlo 2017-12-09 22:44:59 - HeroLink2004 Killed Gunloaded 2017-12-09 22:45:16 - Tyler Killed HeroLink2004 2017-12-09 22:46:11 - [HIHB]sidekick Killed Ben Khron 2017-12-09 22:46:30 - HIHB}XCITE Killed martin6236 2017-12-09 22:48:58 - martin6236 Killed mario 2017-12-09 22:52:01 - Grandpa Killed matlo 2017-12-09 22:56:18 - HIHB}XCITE Killed OgreLord 2017-12-09 22:58:56 - HeroLink2004 Killed matlo 2017-12-09 22:59:14 - HIHB}XCITE Killed Audi - Blood loss 2017-12-09 23:04:50 - matlo Killed OgreLord 2017-12-09 23:06:11 - Jon Killed Kharmah 2017-12-09 23:06:44 - Corbit Killed Captain Dominos 2017-12-09 23:06:56 - Audi Killed Corbit 2017-12-09 23:07:07 - Mr.Sprocket Killed Audi 2017-12-09 23:10:10 - saohli Killed mauro 2017-12-09 23:10:38 - Logan Killed Dominic 2017-12-09 23:12:12 - Zaxe Killed Logan - Blood loss 2017-12-09 23:13:37 - 3 inch fork Killed Vale 2017-12-09 23:13:39 - HIHB}Cobalt Killed 3 inch fork 2017-12-09 23:15:33 - Gunloaded Killed Mr.Sprocket - Blood loss 2017-12-09 23:15:33 - Mr.Sprocket Killed Gunloaded - Blood loss 2017-12-09 23:17:20 - Audi Killed [HIHB]sidekick 2017-12-09 23:21:52 - Grandpa" Killed Audi 2017-12-09 23:26:18 - (FU) DiaYEETies Killed Pr0misee 2017-12-09 23:26:22 - Corbit Killed (FU) DiaYEETies 2017-12-09 23:28:35 - Corbit Killed HIHB}Wukku - Blood loss 2017-12-09 23:30:11 - HIHB{Scarecrow Killed Audi 2017-12-09 23:30:34 - Grandpa Killed [SOL]BYEBYEMAN 2017-12-09 23:30:42 - Logan (2) Killed Ryan\'s - Blood loss 2017-12-09 23:35:00 - Logan Killed Apollo 2017-12-09 23:41:08 - 3 inch fork Killed HIHB}CoolGuyBH 2017-12-09 23:41:08 - HIHB}CoolGuyBH Killed 3 inch fork 2017-12-09 23:41:47 - Mr.Sprocket Killed Captain Dominos 2017-12-09 23:42:28 - HIHB}Wukku Killed Mason 2017-12-09 23:43:21 - (FU) DiaYEETies Killed HIHB}Wukku 2017-12-09 23:46:51 - (FU) DiaYEETies Killed Bailey Shepherd 2017-12-09 23:48:56 - willbo Killed Triston Lipps Deaton 2017-12-09 23:49:19 - Bailey Shepherd Killed (FU) DiaYEETies - Blood loss 2017-12-09 23:51:52 - leo@dayz Killed bigbadjarod 2017-12-09 23:52:04 - JEFF Killed leo@dayz 2017-12-09 23:54:00 - willbo Killed Doug 2017-12-09 23:55:27 - Mr.Sprocket Killed willbo 2017-12-09 23:55:35 - willbo Killed Mr.Sprocket - Blood loss 2017-12-09 23:57:15 - HIHB}XCITE Killed 3 inch fork 2017-12-09 23:59:11 - Captain Dominos Killed Pr0misee 2017-12-09 23:59:58 - patrioticpickle Killed willbo
  18. HIHB RUST

    Server was updated to the newest release last night. Total wipe done by Facepunch.
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  20. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, what could this be? Aberration Countdown Is On! The wait is almost over! Aberration will have a simultaneous release across all three platforms at 8 AM Pacific Time on the 12th. To help ease the pain of waiting over the next few days, feast your ears on Aberration's theme song, created by Gareth Coker. Xbox Play Anywhere Update This is not the news we had hoped to be giving our Survivors this update, but unfortunately, our Windows 10/Play Anywhere Update will not be releasing on the 12th. This is a major disappoint to us and to many of you reading as well. We do however have a new targetted release date of December 19th, which will be the first Xbox patch after the Aberration DLC on the 12th which should include Windows 10/Play Anywhere support. We apologise yet again for the delay and will do everything within our power to get this update out to you all as soon as we are able to. New Skins from Extra Life! One of our rewards for collecting donations during our Extra Life charity stream was to get a skin of your choice put into the game. Because our fundraising event was such an overwhelming success we decided to award the top four donators instead of just the top one. On December 12th, four new hat skins will be added to the game. These skins were chosen by the top fund raisers: x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, and Dakhar, and the skins are the: Cute Dino Helmet Mask, Chili Mask, Otter Mask, and Scary Skull Mask respectively. These can be earned by defeating the boss on Aberration. Thank you once again to x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, & Dakhar, and to everyone who participated in our Extra Life event! Sponsored Mod Program Update! It’s another exciting month in the Sponsored Mod Program! The mod entering the program this month is not one that we think many people are aware of. The modder, B.Cheers, has been around the modding community for quite some time. Some of you might remember some of his older work like Ark Futurism or Storage+. Without further ado, let’s get into it. This month we will be sponsoring ARK Futurism Final Existence. What’s really cool about this mod is that these are all custom assets made by B.Cheers. There’s no doubt a ton of work went into making all the content that’s in this mod. At the moment, there’s a mostly complete structure set that uses a half wall design. This offers more flexibility to all the ARK builders. More importantly, there are mechs that can equip armor and weapons! With the addition of Tek Tier, I knew someone would take it to the next level. B.Cheers has a development tracker if you’d like to keep up to date with what he’s working on and things that are to come. We believe this mod has a really promising future and might serve as a supplement to your Tek Tier existence. Don’t take our word for it, be sure to check it out for yourself! Xbox Game Awards Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved is 35% off in the Xbox Store in celebration of the Game Awards! Sale ends December 10th. Pick up your copy today! 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 11th 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 Also, we won't be running an Evolution Event next weekend as we'll be taking a look at Aberration numbers and judging initial balance/feedback. Get in and take advantage of the rates whilst you can! Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! Vakarian - Dominate the ARK network Runners-up! Vakarian - Cold Raptor to Go Honourable Mentions! roguewolf91 - Brace for Impact Joe Lally - Prowl Joe Lally - Attack Joe Lally - Ambush Wolf Angelus - Tundra Behemoth Wolf Angelus - Santa's Pre-flight Reconnaissance Wolf Angelus - Icy North Wolf Angelus - Holiday Housing Vakarian - Sunset on Center Vakarian - Phoenix under the Obelsik Vakarian - Phoenix on thunderstorm night Vakarian - Hot breakfast Vakarian - He just wants to play Vakarian - Center in the rain Santa in Trouble - Valoule Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Spawning Grounds of the Brood Runners-up! Vakarian - Welcome to TheCenter Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Vakarian - Travelling to another ARK Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Night Wolf Angelus - Antarctica Vakarian - Looking for breakfast Vakarian - Kill the Bat Vakarian - Ice in the jungle Vakarian - Flying in thunderstorm Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Spot the Difference Holiday Edition Runner up! Meet the Engineer - Valoule ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 111 is... ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco In Wonderland Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... How to Decorate Your ARK Builds for Christmas Using Mods :: ARK Christmas Building Tutorial by SWChris! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 111 is… Submarine Underwater Base, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... Holiday 2017 Edition 3D Board Game (Also functions as Village) by Wolf Angelus! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Terraced Pool Showcase: Ragnarok Island Ruins + Eco's Garden Decor Mod How I Built the Ragnarok Desert Mansion :: Get an Inside Look Into My Creative Process Ark survival evolved - Welcoming by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOly Owl SantARK Sleigh by Valoule "Abberation Basilisk Warrior" by FollyVentures http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1223555071 Stargazing by Violet http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1220786396 Fatale - fire wyvern by Akhoris http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1219434756 Fluff boi Dakotaraptor by DodoRupter666 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222844824 Ark Rock drake drawing by Mglogo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1208421197 Christmas Otter by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1224372619 no parking by slippermuffin http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222657625 Rudolph The Reindeer Megaloceros by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1225487223 Ark Realisitc Tyrannosaurus Rex by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1217207920 Orolotitan by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1213590996 Mysterious Mysteries? by Kaprodonychus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1212089359 Carnoraptor by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1207288222 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View the full article
  21. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, what could this be? Aberration Countdown Is On! The wait is almost over! Aberration will have a simultaneous release across all three platforms at 8 AM Pacific Time on the 12th. To help ease the pain of waiting over the next few days, feast your ears on Aberration's theme song, created by Gareth Coker. Xbox Play Anywhere Update This is not the news we had hoped to be giving our Survivors this update, but unfortunately, our Windows 10/Play Anywhere Update will not be releasing on the 12th. This is a major disappoint to us and to many of you reading as well. We do however have a new targetted release date of December 19th, which will be the first Xbox patch after the Aberration DLC on the 12th which should include Windows 10/Play Anywhere support. We apologise yet again for the delay and will do everything within our power to get this update out to you all as soon as we are able to. New Skins from Extra Life! One of our rewards for collecting donations during our Extra Life charity stream was to get a skin of your choice put into the game. Because our fundraising event was such an overwhelming success we decided to award the top four donators instead of just the top one. On December 12th, four new hat skins will be added to the game. These skins were chosen by the top fund raisers: x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, and Dakhar, and the skins are the: Cute Dino Helmet Mask, Chili Mask, Otter Mask, and Scary Skull Mask respectively. These can be earned by defeating the boss on Aberration. Thank you once again to x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, & Dakhar, and to everyone who participated in our Extra Life event! Sponsored Mod Program Update! It’s another exciting month in the Sponsored Mod Program! The mod entering the program this month is not one that we think many people are aware of. The modder, B.Cheers, has been around the modding community for quite some time. Some of you might remember some of his older work like Ark Futurism or Storage+. Without further ado, let’s get into it. This month we will be sponsoring ARK Futurism Final Existence. What’s really cool about this mod is that these are all custom assets made by B.Cheers. There’s no doubt a ton of work went into making all the content that’s in this mod. At the moment, there’s a mostly complete structure set that uses a half wall design. This offers more flexibility to all the ARK builders. More importantly, there are mechs that can equip armor and weapons! With the addition of Tek Tier, I knew someone would take it to the next level. B.Cheers has a development tracker if you’d like to keep up to date with what he’s working on and things that are to come. We believe this mod has a really promising future and might serve as a supplement to your Tek Tier existence. Don’t take our word for it, be sure to check it out for yourself! Xbox Game Awards Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved is 35% off in the Xbox Store in celebration of the Game Awards! Sale ends December 10th. Pick up your copy today! 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 11th 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 Also, we won't be running an Evolution Event next weekend as we'll be taking a look at Aberration numbers and judging initial balance/feedback. Get in and take advantage of the rates whilst you can! Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! Vakarian - Dominate the ARK network Runners-up! Vakarian - Cold Raptor to Go Honourable Mentions! roguewolf91 - Brace for Impact Joe Lally - Prowl Joe Lally - Attack Joe Lally - Ambush Wolf Angelus - Tundra Behemoth Wolf Angelus - Santa's Pre-flight Reconnaissance Wolf Angelus - Icy North Wolf Angelus - Holiday Housing Vakarian - Sunset on Center Vakarian - Phoenix under the Obelsik Vakarian - Phoenix on thunderstorm night Vakarian - Hot breakfast Vakarian - He just wants to play Vakarian - Center in the rain Santa in Trouble - Valoule Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Spawning Grounds of the Brood Runners-up! Vakarian - Welcome to TheCenter Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Vakarian - Travelling to another ARK Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Night Wolf Angelus - Antarctica Vakarian - Looking for breakfast Vakarian - Kill the Bat Vakarian - Ice in the jungle Vakarian - Flying in thunderstorm Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Spot the Difference Holiday Edition Runner up! Meet the Engineer - Valoule ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 111 is... ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco In Wonderland Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... How to Decorate Your ARK Builds for Christmas Using Mods :: ARK Christmas Building Tutorial by SWChris! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 111 is… Submarine Underwater Base, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... Holiday 2017 Edition 3D Board Game (Also functions as Village) by Wolf Angelus! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Terraced Pool Showcase: Ragnarok Island Ruins + Eco's Garden Decor Mod How I Built the Ragnarok Desert Mansion :: Get an Inside Look Into My Creative Process Ark survival evolved - Welcoming by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOly Owl SantARK Sleigh by Valoule "Abberation Basilisk Warrior" by FollyVentures http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1223555071 Stargazing by Violet http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1220786396 Fatale - fire wyvern by Akhoris http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1219434756 Fluff boi Dakotaraptor by DodoRupter666 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222844824 Ark Rock drake drawing by Mglogo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1208421197 Christmas Otter by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1224372619 no parking by slippermuffin http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222657625 Rudolph The Reindeer Megaloceros by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1225487223 Ark Realisitc Tyrannosaurus Rex by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1217207920 Orolotitan by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1213590996 Mysterious Mysteries? by Kaprodonychus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1212089359 Carnoraptor by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1207288222 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View the full article
  22. MYSTERIOUS MYSTERIES: INTRODUCING ??????? & COMMUNITY CRUNCH 111! Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, what could this be? Aberration Countdown Is On! The wait is almost over for ARK: Aberration which launches on December 12th on all platforms starting at 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm UTC. To help ease the pain of waiting over the next few days, feast your ears on Aberration's theme song, created by Gareth Coker. Xbox Play Anywhere Update This is not the news we had hoped to be giving our Survivors this update, but unfortunately, our Windows 10/Play Anywhere Update will not be releasing on the 12th. This is a major disappoint to us and to many of you reading as well. We do however have a new targetted release date of December 19th, which will be the first Xbox patch after the Aberration DLC on the 12th which should include Windows 10/Play Anywhere support. We apologise yet again for the delay and will do everything within our power to get this update out to you all as soon as we are able to. New Skins from Extra Life! One of our rewards for collecting donations during our Extra Life charity stream was to get a skin of your choice put into the game. Because our fundraising event was such an overwhelming success we decided to award the top four donators instead of just the top one. On December 12th, four new hat skins will be added to the game. These skins were chosen by the top fund raisers: x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, and Dakhar, and the skins are the: Cute Dino Helmet Mask, Chili Mask, Otter Mask, and Scary Skull Mask respectively. These can be earned by defeating the boss on Aberration. Thank you once again to x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, & Dakhar, and to everyone who participated in our Extra Life event! Sponsored Mod Program Update! It’s another exciting month in the Sponsored Mod Program! The mod entering the program this month is not one that we think many people are aware of. The modder, B.Cheers, has been around the modding community for quite some time. Some of you might remember some of his older work like Ark Futurism or Storage+. Without further ado, let’s get into it. This month we will be sponsoring ARK Futurism Final Existence. What’s really cool about this mod is that these are all custom assets made by B.Cheers. There’s no doubt a ton of work went into making all the content that’s in this mod. At the moment, there’s a mostly complete structure set that uses a half wall design. This offers more flexibility to all the ARK builders. More importantly, there are mechs that can equip armor and weapons! With the addition of Tek Tier, I knew someone would take it to the next level. B.Cheers has a development tracker if you’d like to keep up to date with what he’s working on and things that are to come. We believe this mod has a really promising future and might serve as a supplement to your Tek Tier existence. Don’t take our word for it, be sure to check it out for yourself! Xbox Game Awards Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved is 35% off in the Xbox Store in celebration of the Game Awards! Sale ends December 10th. Pick up your copy today! 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 11th 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 Also, we won't be running an Evolution Event next weekend as we'll be taking a look at Aberration numbers and judging initial balance/feedback. Get in and take advantage of the rates whilst you can! Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! Vakarian - Dominate the ARK network Runners-up! Vakarian - Cold Raptor to Go Honourable Mentions! roguewolf91 - Brace for Impact Joe Lally - Prowl Joe Lally - Attack Joe Lally - Ambush Wolf Angelus - Tundra Behemoth Wolf Angelus - Santa's Pre-flight Reconnaissance Wolf Angelus - Icy North Wolf Angelus - Holiday Housing Vakarian - Sunset on Center Vakarian - Phoenix under the Obelsik Vakarian - Phoenix on thunderstorm night Vakarian - Hot breakfast Vakarian - He just wants to play Vakarian - Center in the rain Santa in Trouble - Valoule Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Spawning Grounds of the Brood Runners-up! Vakarian - Welcome to TheCenter Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Vakarian - Travelling to another ARK Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Night Wolf Angelus - Antarctica Vakarian - Looking for breakfast Vakarian - Kill the Bat Vakarian - Ice in the jungle Vakarian - Flying in thunderstorm Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Spot the Difference Holiday Edition Runner up! Meet the Engineer - Valoule ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 111 is... ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco In Wonderland Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... How to Decorate Your ARK Builds for Christmas Using Mods :: ARK Christmas Building Tutorial by SWChris! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 111 is… Submarine Underwater Base, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... Holiday 2017 Edition 3D Board Game (Also functions as Village) by Wolf Angelus! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Terraced Pool Showcase: Ragnarok Island Ruins + Eco's Garden Decor Mod How I Built the Ragnarok Desert Mansion :: Get an Inside Look Into My Creative Process Ark survival evolved - Welcoming by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOly Owl SantARK Sleigh by Valoule "Abberation Basilisk Warrior" by FollyVentures http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1223555071 Stargazing by Violet http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1220786396 Fatale - fire wyvern by Akhoris http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1219434756 Fluff boi Dakotaraptor by DodoRupter666 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222844824 Ark Rock drake drawing by Mglogo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1208421197 Christmas Otter by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1224372619 no parking by slippermuffin http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222657625 Rudolph The Reindeer Megaloceros by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1225487223 Ark Realisitc Tyrannosaurus Rex by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1217207920 Orolotitan by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1213590996 Mysterious Mysteries? by Kaprodonychus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1212089359 Carnoraptor by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1207288222 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View the full article
  23. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, what could this be? Aberration Countdown Is On! The wait is almost over for ARK: Aberration which launches on December 12th on all platforms starting at 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm UTC. To help ease the pain of waiting over the next few days, feast your ears on Aberration's theme song, created by Gareth Coker. Xbox Play Anywhere Update This is not the news we had hoped to be giving our Survivors this update, but unfortunately, our Windows 10/Play Anywhere Update will not be releasing on the 12th. This is a major disappoint to us and to many of you reading as well. We do however have a new targetted release date of December 19th, which will be the first Xbox patch after the Aberration DLC on the 12th which should include Windows 10/Play Anywhere support. We apologise yet again for the delay and will do everything within our power to get this update out to you all as soon as we are able to. New Skins from Extra Life! One of our rewards for collecting donations during our Extra Life charity stream was to get a skin of your choice put into the game. Because our fundraising event was such an overwhelming success we decided to award the top four donators instead of just the top one. On December 12th, four new hat skins will be added to the game. These skins were chosen by the top fund raisers: x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, and Dakhar, and the skins are the: Cute Dino Helmet Mask, Chili Mask, Otter Mask, and Scary Skull Mask respectively. These can be earned by defeating the boss on Aberration. Thank you once again to x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, & Dakhar, and to everyone who participated in our Extra Life event! Sponsored Mod Program Update! It’s another exciting month in the Sponsored Mod Program! The mod entering the program this month is not one that we think many people are aware of. The modder, B.Cheers, has been around the modding community for quite some time. Some of you might remember some of his older work like Ark Futurism or Storage+. Without further ado, let’s get into it. This month we will be sponsoring ARK Futurism Final Existence. What’s really cool about this mod is that these are all custom assets made by B.Cheers. There’s no doubt a ton of work went into making all the content that’s in this mod. At the moment, there’s a mostly complete structure set that uses a half wall design. This offers more flexibility to all the ARK builders. More importantly, there are mechs that can equip armor and weapons! With the addition of Tek Tier, I knew someone would take it to the next level. B.Cheers has a development tracker if you’d like to keep up to date with what he’s working on and things that are to come. We believe this mod has a really promising future and might serve as a supplement to your Tek Tier existence. Don’t take our word for it, be sure to check it out for yourself! Xbox Game Awards Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved is 35% off in the Xbox Store in celebration of the Game Awards! Sale ends December 10th. Pick up your copy today! 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 11th 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 Also, we won't be running an Evolution Event next weekend as we'll be taking a look at Aberration numbers and judging initial balance/feedback. Get in and take advantage of the rates whilst you can! Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! Vakarian - Dominate the ARK network Runners-up! Vakarian - Cold Raptor to Go Honourable Mentions! roguewolf91 - Brace for Impact Joe Lally - Prowl Joe Lally - Attack Joe Lally - Ambush Wolf Angelus - Tundra Behemoth Wolf Angelus - Santa's Pre-flight Reconnaissance Wolf Angelus - Icy North Wolf Angelus - Holiday Housing Vakarian - Sunset on Center Vakarian - Phoenix under the Obelsik Vakarian - Phoenix on thunderstorm night Vakarian - Hot breakfast Vakarian - He just wants to play Vakarian - Center in the rain Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Spawning Grounds of the Brood Runners-up! Vakarian - Welcome to TheCenter Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Vakarian - Travelling to another ARK Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Night Wolf Angelus - Antarctica Vakarian - Looking for breakfast Vakarian - Kill the Bat Vakarian - Ice in the jungle Vakarian - Flying in thunderstorm Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Spot the Difference Holiday Edition ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 111 is... ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco In Wonderland Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... How to Decorate Your ARK Builds for Christmas Using Mods :: ARK Christmas Building Tutorial by SWChris! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 111 is… Submarine Underwater Base, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... Holiday 2017 Edition 3D Board Game (Also functions as Village) by Wolf Angelus! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Terraced Pool Showcase: Ragnarok Island Ruins + Eco's Garden Decor Mod How I Built the Ragnarok Desert Mansion :: Get an Inside Look Into My Creative Process Ark survival evolved - Welcoming by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOly Owl SantARK Sleigh by Valoule "Abberation Basilisk Warrior" by FollyVentures http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1223555071 Stargazing by Violet http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1220786396 Fatale - fire wyvern by Akhoris http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1219434756 Fluff boi Dakotaraptor by DodoRupter666 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222844824 Ark Rock drake drawing by Mglogo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1208421197 Christmas Otter by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1224372619 no parking by slippermuffin http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222657625 Rudolph The Reindeer Megaloceros by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1225487223 Ark Realisitc Tyrannosaurus Rex by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1217207920 Orolotitan by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1213590996 Mysterious Mysteries? by Kaprodonychus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1212089359 Carnoraptor by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1207288222 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View the full article
  24. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, what could this be? Aberration Countdown Is On! The wait is almost over for ARK: Aberration which launches on December 12th on all platforms starting at 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm UTC. To help ease the pain of waiting over the next few days, feast your ears on Aberration's theme song, created by Gareth Coker. Xbox Play Anywhere Update This is not the news we had hoped to be giving our Survivors this update, but unfortunately, our Windows 10/Play Anywhere Update will not be releasing on the 12th. This is a major disappoint to us and to many of you reading as well. We do however have a new targetted release date of December 19th, which will be the first Xbox patch after the Aberration DLC on the 12th which should include Windows 10/Play Anywhere support. We apologise yet again for the delay and will do everything within our power to get this update out to you all as soon as we are able to. New Skins from Extra Life! One of our rewards for collecting donations during our Extra Life charity stream was to get a skin of your choice put into the game. Because our fundraising event was such an overwhelming success we decided to award the top four donators instead of just the top one. On December 12th, four new hat skins will be added to the game. These skins were chosen by the top fund raisers: x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, and Dakhar, and the skins are the: Cute Dino Helmet Mask, Chili Mask, Otter Mask, and Scary Skull Mask respectively. These can be earned by defeating the boss on Aberration. Thank you once again to x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, & Dakhar, and to everyone who participated in our Extra Life event! Sponsored Mod Program Update! It’s another exciting month in the Sponsored Mod Program! The mod entering the program this month is not one that we think many people are aware of. The modder, B.Cheers, has been around the modding community for quite some time. Some of you might remember some of his older work like Ark Futurism or Storage+. Without further ado, let’s get into it. This month we will be sponsoring ARK Futurism Final Existence. What’s really cool about this mod is that these are all custom assets made by B.Cheers. There’s no doubt a ton of work went into making all the content that’s in this mod. At the moment, there’s a mostly complete structure set that uses a half wall design. This offers more flexibility to all the ARK builders. More importantly, there are mechs that can equip armor and weapons! With the addition of Tek Tier, I knew someone would take it to the next level. B.Cheers has a development tracker if you’d like to keep up to date with what he’s working on and things that are to come. We believe this mod has a really promising future and might serve as a supplement to your Tek Tier existence. Don’t take our word for it, be sure to check it out for yourself! Xbox Game Awards Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved is 35% off in the Xbox Store in celebration of the Game Awards! Sale ends December 10th. Pick up your copy today! 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 11th 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 Also, we won't be running an Evolution Event next weekend as we'll be taking a look at Aberration numbers and judging initial balance/feedback. Get in and take advantage of the rates whilst you can! Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! Vakarian - Dominate the ARK network Runners-up! Vakarian - Cold Raptor to Go Honourable Mentions! roguewolf91 - Brace for Impact Joe Lally - Prowl Joe Lally - Attack Joe Lally - Ambush Wolf Angelus - Tundra Behemoth Wolf Angelus - Santa's Pre-flight Reconnaissance Wolf Angelus - Icy North Wolf Angelus - Holiday Housing Vakarian - Sunset on Center Vakarian - Phoenix under the Obelsik Vakarian - Phoenix on thunderstorm night Vakarian - Hot breakfast Vakarian - He just wants to play Vakarian - Center in the rain Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Spawning Grounds of the Brood Runners-up! Vakarian - Welcome to TheCenter Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Vakarian - Travelling to another ARK Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Night Wolf Angelus - Antarctica Vakarian - Looking for breakfast Vakarian - Kill the Bat Vakarian - Ice in the jungle Vakarian - Flying in thunderstorm Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Spot the Difference Holiday Edition ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 111 is... ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco In Wonderland Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... How to Decorate Your ARK Builds for Christmas Using Mods :: ARK Christmas Building Tutorial by SWChris! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 111 is… Submarine Underwater Base, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... Holiday 2017 Edition 3D Board Game (Also functions as Village) by Wolf Angelus! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Terraced Pool Showcase: Ragnarok Island Ruins + Eco's Garden Decor Mod How I Built the Ragnarok Desert Mansion :: Get an Inside Look Into My Creative Process Ark survival evolved - Welcoming by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOly Owl SantARK Sleigh by Valoule "Abberation Basilisk Warrior" by FollyVentures http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1223555071 Stargazing by Violet http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1220786396 Fatale - fire wyvern by Akhoris http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1219434756 Fluff boi Dakotaraptor by DodoRupter666 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222844824 Ark Rock drake drawing by Mglogo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1208421197 Christmas Otter by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1224372619 no parking by slippermuffin http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222657625 Rudolph The Reindeer Megaloceros by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1225487223 Ark Realisitc Tyrannosaurus Rex by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1217207920 Orolotitan by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1213590996 Mysterious Mysteries? by Kaprodonychus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1212089359 Carnoraptor by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1207288222 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View the full article
  25. Players, As we draw ever closer to the release of the PC 1.0 version of our game, we wanted to pause for a moment and take a look back at our journey so far - where we started and how we got where we are today. We started working on our game in late March 2016 and conducted the first closed pre-alpha test in July. Back then almost everything besides the main mechanics and the game concept was a placeholder. But we knew that the Battle Royale experience we were offering was unique and the feedback of that small group of first testers confirmed it. From the first pre-alpha test, until this very day, and going into the future, we have always strived to keep our development as open as possible and take into account and act upon player feedback. We went through several alpha and beta stages, adding content, improving and optimizing every aspect of the game and opening access to more and more players. Before our release on Steam Early Access in March 2017, after only a year of development, we knew that we already had a small fan base that was looking forward to our Steam release. Our community enjoyed playing the early builds of our game but also really enjoyed watching others play. Based on our testers and viewers reactions we prepared and hoped for a moderate success. We were not prepared for what followed. Breaking all kinds of videogame records was a very exciting experience, especially for a small team like ours, but it also meant that we had some very serious stepping up to do. We had to grow as a company and we had to do it very quickly. We hired new people, made opened new departments within the company and finally even separated from Bluehole into PUBG Corporation to better focus on PUBG. Since our release on Steam Early Access, we’ve added new areas to the map, a whole range of new weapons, new animations, a new vehicle, fixed a whole lot of bugs, broke quite a few concurrent user records (most of them our own) and there is still so much to do. We know that there have been problems along the way and that things aren’t always perfect. Halfway through Early Access, we decided to upgrade our game engine to the latest version. This meant that our live server build now had a different engine version from the 1.0, which in itself led to a workload increase. We had to work on and monitor two builds, the differences between which were more than trivial. As a result we were unable to address the issues on the live servers as quickly as we used to before. We are very sorry about any frustration that this has caused. Investigating and fixing server/connection issues is currently one of our top priorities. We know how upsetting it can be when you’re facing these issues in-game, as it means that you’re unable to use your skills and enjoy the game. We are looking into ways of tweaking our server settings to alleviate this problem. We plan to gradually improve this issue on many fronts. Please always let us know on our forum, in as much detail as possible, about the server issues you’re experiencing. As we mentioned in other posts, we were not prepared for the amount of cheaters we found in our game and apologize for the obvious inconvenience they have caused to our players. And though things in this regard have now visibly improved, combating cheating, just as optimizing our game is a constant task. It never goes away and we are committed to staying vigilant, doing our best and then doing better than our best to provide you with the ultimate Battle Royale experience. Our journey is your journey, because without you none of this would be possible. We are forever grateful to our community for your support, your constructive criticism and your love for our game. Most importantly, we want you to know that this is just the beginning. When PC 1.0 comes out, our journey doesn’t end. When PC 1.0 comes out, the first part of our journey will be over, but only so that the next one can begin. * Please note that when the killcam is activated, performance can be lowered on some PCs. * Your client may crash after changing resolution or switching to windowed mode Test Schedule [Phase 1] PST: December 8th 02:00AM - December 10th 02:00AM CET: December 8th 11:00AM - December 10th 11:00AM KST: December 8th 07:00PM - December 11th 07:00PM [Phase 2] To be announced soon Region & Modes NA - SOLO & DUO & SQUAD, First-person / Third-person EU - SOLO & DUO & SQUAD, First-person / Third-person ASIA - SOLO & DUO & SQUAD, First-person / Third-person Lobby Redesigned the lobby background and UI Some menu options will stay hidden for this test server due to them still being worked on World Added a new map - Miramar. Miramar will be the only map available during phase 1 Miramar supports 2 weather types: Clear Sunrise Miramar builds on and modifies the core Battle Royale experience by providing varied visuals and gameplay: Vaulting & Climbing action will be even more useful when crossing the Miramar terrain Players can experience highly tactical battles that will force them to utilize their cover and concealment skills Choosing the vehicle type is more important than before, as off-road driving is now different from on-road driving experience Items Added 3 new weapons. These weapons are Miramar exclusives: Added R45. R45 will be spawned in world, it uses .45 ammo and 6 bullets can be loaded. Red dot sight can be attached. It has high accuracy and faster reload speed than R1895 Added Win94. Win94 will be spawned in world. It’s a variant of a lever action rifle that uses .45 ammo and 8 bullets can be loaded. It’s for an expert player since it doesn’t take any attachments and is mid-range effective with slow reload speed but high damage Added Sawed-Off. Sawed-Off will be spawned in world. It uses 12 gauge shot and 2 shells can be loaded. No attachments available. It has short range, high dispersion, lower damage than other shotguns but can fire in rapid succession Added new Ghillie suit to the care package R1895 will not spawn in Miramar Vehicles Added 3 new vehicles: Added Van. Van is a six-seat vehicle. It has low maximum speed and driving force but it has the highest HP in the game. Therefore, the Van can be useful in various tactical situations Added Pickup. Pickup is a four-seat off-road vehicle and designed to be well adjusted for Miramar’s bumpy terrain. Pickup is the most all-around vehicle in the game and suitable for various playstyles Added Aquarail. Aquarail is a two-seat water vehicle. The player in the passenger seat can user their weapons. It has good cornering and high mobility so you can expect Aquarail to do well in guerrilla tactics. Motorcycle and Buggy are also available in Miramar. They have different skins compared to their Erangel cousins. Server Optimization Reduced the server lag issue of players moving abnormally Gameplay Added the ability to heal and boost while in a vehicle (only for the passengers) Increased damage of Kar98k and M24 and reduced damage of AWM. Increased overall damage multiplier to Torso for sniper rifles by 10% Increased the vertical aiming range in prone stance Improved water penetration particle effects Adjusted the blur fade-in effect for scopes UI/UX Redesigned the color of HP bar Displayed in yellow when the HP is below 50% Displayed in red when the HP is below 25% Displayed in red and blinking when the HP is below 10% Modified the game font for several regions Adjusted Russian, Polish, Turkish, Vietnamese for readability Sound Improved the sound effect of frag grenade: The sound changes depending on the distance from the explosion For example, player can hear only the explosion sound from long distance but within 20m distance, player can hear the explosion sound and the sound of the debris raised by the explosion Lowered the sound of the edge the blue zone Animation The position of the gun in FPP will be lowered depending on the scope or other attachment that is mounted on the firearm Added the missing firing mode switching animations (and sounds) to UZI Tweaked the FPP animations and limits to reduce seeing the inside of own character Moved the camera to correct position in FPP mode for drivers Position of most of the guns in FPP has been changed to ensure further reduction of clipping with clothing Transitions between sprinting and running animations are now smoother. Leaning animations have been improved to ensure consistency between ADS/FPP and TPP Bug Fixes Now player can fall (F key) from the airplane while the world map is open Fixed the issue where most of melee attack animations were not displayed when jumping in place and attacking Fixed the issue where changing stances while punching (from standing to crouching and vice versa) will not be instant anymore Fixed the issue where while vaulting in FPP, player could look inside own body Fixed the unintentionally extreme aim punch when being hit Improved the animation loops to prevent gun "skipping" while moving crouched in ADS Fixed the issue where the character movement speeds were inconsistent when using sprint button and travelling in any direction other than forward, forward left and forward right The reticle on 15x scope will no longer appear blurry when used for the first time Fixed the issue where a player could lean out of a vehicle even though they should not be able to physically (due to an object blocking the area outside the window) When scoping and close to the wall, character should no longer be able to see through it Running with DP-28 should now be slower (same as other LMG and sniper rifles) Fixed the issue where a player would occasionally be teleported to remote location while vaulting As we announced at The Game Awards, we will be leaving Steam Early Access and launching version 1.0 on PC on December 20th (or December 21st, depending on your timezone) and there will be no price increase when we move out of the Early Access. In addition, all new Battle Royale maps will be free for all players. We believe that we’ve completed the core Battle Royale structure for PUBG through the Closed Beta and Early Access. We want to continue our work on perfecting it and improve in many areas. Before the launch we will be sharing our post-1.0 plans with you in a separate dev blog. Expect to see some major (and some minor) changes in gameplay, sound, optimization, matchmaking, UI, animation, gunplay and other areas after the release of version 1.0. We are very grateful for your support and understanding. Thank you for coming along with us on this first part of our journey that has led to PC 1.0. We are so excited to get ready to go to the next destination together with you. See you in-game, The PUBG Development and Community Team View original article
  26. Dev BlogDevblog 189

    Major changes incoming: Building 3.0, base upkeep, two new radtowns, procgen improvements, Hapis Island updates, and more. This patch wipes servers and blueprints. Enjoy! Original Post Here
  27. Dev BlogDevblog 189

    Major changes incoming: Building 3.0, base upkeep, two new radtowns, procgen improvements, Hapis Island updates, and more. This patch wipes servers and blueprints. Enjoy! Original Post Here
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