Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch!
Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????
What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what this creature is?
New Bug Reporting System!
We are excited to bring to you a beta of our new bug submission process! As this is a beta it is currently limited to PC/Steam only. By visiting the link below you will be brought to a bug submission page where you can send an issue you’re experiencing in-game to our team.
We hope that this new submission process will help us collect information and streamline the process. It is important to read and fill out the form correctly with as much information as possible in order for us to quickly and efficiently address issues. Videos and pictures with exact steps on how to reproduce an issue will help us do that.
Please be aware this form is for submitting PC bugs only currently as we test out this new system.
- If you are in need of a GM’s assistance in-game you will still use the Customer Support ticket system.
- If you want to report abuse/rule breaking happening on your official PC server, please use the Incident Report system instead. Console users use the Customer Support system.
Upcoming Maintenance – Small Tribes Servers!
After reading feedback about our Small Tribes players one of the concerns we’ve seen is transfers. While we don’t want to disable them all together, we’ve made the decision to cluster off the Small tribes servers. This means that each server will be on a separate transfer group from the others, with 8-10 other servers and each of the maps represented in each cluster.
In the future these Small Tribes servers will be added into new clusters as to prevent already existing and established tribes from transferring into them immediately when they are released.
This process will take place on July 16th at 1pm EST. Tribes with multiple bases on multiple servers are advised to be aware of which servers they will have access to and move their bases accordingly so that they are all within the same cluster. It is important to also note that anything saved into your cloud MUST be downloaded prior to the servers being taken offline. Anything that is uploaded will be deleted during the clustering process.
* indicates new servers that will be added between 1-2pm EST tomorrow to fill out the separated clusters.
Upcoming Maintenance – PS4 Asia Servers!
At 2pm EST on July 3rd we will be taking down some of our PS4 Asia servers for maintenance. We expect maintenance to last for approximately 2 hours. During this time the servers will not be running therefore time will not progress. Once the servers are back online, they will require re-adding to your favorites list as they will have new IP addresses. Below is a list of all affected PS4 Asia servers.
Upcoming Maintenance – Fresh Servers Joining Main Cluster!
On July 3rd the first set of Fresh Servers that were released will be joining the main cluster as the 60 period has expired. This will happen during our 1pm EST deployment.
Community Livestream #5 This Thursday!
This Thursday July 5th the community team will be doing another biweekly livestream!
During these livestreams Zen Rowe, Chris, and Jen bring you ARK news, celebrate modding, and the community as a whole every other week. We mix it up between playing ARK, showing off mods, and showing off your community creations for all to see. Survivors are invited to join us in the chat (and sometimes even in-game) to play and talk with the community team.
We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related!
You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don’t miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark
We’ll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, July the 5th! We hope to see you there
Mod Community Updates!
We have a new addition to the Sponsored Mod Program this month; Amissa, created by @Sicco0803 will be joining the roster! This is an already beautiful map with a lot of potential for growth.
You can find the mod here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1383342563
The sixth Mod Tutorial contest has concluded, and I have some news. The Mod Tutorial Contests are being retired, I am moving support for tutorials to a new system, a bounty system.
Mod authors will be able to submit tutorial requests to be added to a running list of bounties. These bounties have no deadlines and will remain on the board until they are claimed, along with their cash reward. Bounties will be added based on the level of demand for a given tutorial, so make sure to check the boards and the submission form often to provide input on which bounties should be added.
The Dragonpunk team is holding a charity tournament using the Dragonpunk Arena mod. Registration for the event opens on July 3rd. They have prepared $10,000 in steam gift cards to give out as tournament prizes!
The charity is through Relay for Life, in support of the American Cancer Society. If you are interested in giving a little for a good cause while also having a bit of fun in process please check out Dragonpunk-Dan’s tweet for instructions on how to participate.
To sign up for the #Dragonpunk Charity Tournament:
1. Get your parent's permission if you are under 18.
2. Donate $5 directly to Relay For Life using this link: https://t.co/mUt3bKwF4p
3. We'll send the tournament registration info in the “thank you” note from Relay For Life pic.twitter.com/TXAL4uYwng
— Dragonpunk (@DragonpunkGame) July 3, 2018
ARKaeology Event Live Now!
There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes.
During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it!
The Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale is here! Until July 4th you can collect an ARK-themed outfit for your Salien when participating in the sale, or by playing the Summer Saliens Game to win free games!
ARK’S BIGGEST SALE!
ARK and its expansion packs are currently on sale across all platforms at their lowest prices ever! Discounts may vary across regions and platforms. Check out the images and links below for more details!
ARK: Evolution Event – Fourth of July!
Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this Fourth of July! It will be active from Tuesday the 3rd of July at 2 PM EST until Thursday the 5th of July at 2 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
2x Maturation Rates
2x Mating Rates
2x Egg Hatching Rates
2x Harvesting Rates
2x Taming Rates
2x EXP Rates
Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 6th of July at 1 PM ESTuntil Monday the 9th of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
2x Harvesting Rates
2x Taming Rates
2x EXP Rates
That’s it for this post guys!
All the best,