Episode 62 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES
Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 61 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!
Today is September 29, 2017!
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First we’d like to start the show off by introducing everyone here tonight!
Everyone introduces herself/ himself
( We can go from top to bottom in teamspeak to make it easy)
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I've officially moved from the Island to Ragnarok! It didn't take long, as I decided to set my dinos free and start from scratch. This time I'm going to go full medieval. Once I've finished building my castle, I'm going to breed Equus' as my next project! I've never tried full-time breeding before, so it could be interesting. Hopefully the recent invasion of Bush people won't wipe out all my hard work!
P.S. I've heard of a newly discovered underground world, full of fantasy creatures and new lands. I can't wait to travel there someday!
*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment
( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)
ARK Digest Edition! (Digest 50)
Here is our special Aberration edition question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz!
Survivor Eschmidty505 asks, "Will Aberration have an Ascension boss like the island?"
Yes, along with an increased Ascension level and a narrative-advancing ending!
Survivor NeckRipper asks, "Will dlc content carrier over to the different arks island, center and rag? Like zipline, ice picks ect…"
Yes, it will, and all of the items are being designed to be useful on more than just Aberration.
Survivor danleveille asks, "How will taming work in Aberration? Will there be any major changes to the taming mechanic or will it remain roughly similar? Will there be Kibble? Asking for a friend."
For your “friend”, I can say that while most creatures will be similar in core mechanics to The Island creatures, there are a few that are rather batsh$t crazy to tame. One even involves xenomorphic impregnation and chestbursting.
Survivor xViiVD asks, "I have heard from multiple sources that there will be no fliers on this map. Will you restrict any form of transferring fliers or will tribes be allowed pteras and wyverns over to Aberration from the island?
By default and on Official Servers there will not be any rideable fliers transferrable onto the map, in order to encourage new forms of traversal. This will be a server option of course.
Survivor OnePotatoChip asks, "Does this map have more of a PvE focus or at least more PvE oriented content?"
In my view Aberration is the most PvE oriented ARK yet, with more story development than ever before, and more unique non-natural mythos “landmarks” to find and explore.
Survivor WeebTrash asks, "I heard that because of how Aberration's map is designed, gamma won't work on it to make it lighter, is this true? If so, is there gonna be a server option for unofficials to enable gamma working on that map?"
Not sure where you heard that, no plans to change the current gamma functionality.
Survivor RaifuForLaifu asks, "What are "Element Chambers"?"
They are zones of intense radiation where it is possible to collect Element Ore, as well as encounter certain hideous, aggressive creatures.
Survivor HighFlyer15 asks, "Unlike Scorched Earth, where we saw a whole lot of creatures from the Island, can we expect only to see new creatures on Aberration?"
Aberration will include various biome-appropriate creatures from The Island, similar to Scorched Earth.
Survivor Wolf Angelus asks, "What has persuaded you guys to go the sci-fi approach? You could have picked many different routes, but what was the logical thought for this choice, and the incorporation of radiation, and other such things that are "space-themed"?"
Specifically in this case, Aberration was chosen in order to develop the next story arc of… ARK!
Survivor Blackwolfe asks, "Will the cliff platforms be like the tree platforms in the way that they can only be placed in specific spots or will you be able to place them anywhere? Will you be able to snap things on cliff platforms?"
You can build the cliff platforms onto ANY surface that has sufficient attachment area, not only at pre-determined locations.
Survivor PuffyPony asks, "A big part of Aberration is the idea that a malfunctioning ARK led to mutations in its population. Are we getting/can we get lore into what developed into what? Like the Lantern Pug appears to be a mutated Angler, the Rock Drake could be a Megalania, the crazy Mysterious Mysteries #1 a Thylacoleo... I'd love to get some of the background on that, since it'd tie the DLC into the base game nicely."
Yes, there will be some indications along those lines. What developed into the Nameless?
Survivor alcarazr asks, "Will we be able to directly harvest Element in Aberration, either as a resource (with a new tool, such as a special pick) or by killing certain creatures?"
Survivor Deaner asks, "Will Aberration have a new building tier just like Scorched Earth got the adobe building tier?"
It won’t have a completely unique tileset, but will have a lot of new utility structures.
Survivor lysergicsid asks, "It was mentioned that the Ark in Aberration has an unstable atmosphere, leaks, etc. so how does that tie into the gameplay, if at all? Like are there some areas where you can suffocate outside of water? If so, will there be any masks or tools that can counteract this?"
Yes there are areas with Low or No Oxygen, and of course the incredibly harsh surface radiation, along with various other environmental hazards. Yeah, there’s a new Hazard Suit designed to aid in counter-acting SOME of these conditions.
Survivor TalSet asks, "This world is supposed to be hostile with mutants correct? Is it going to be one of those situations where its very difficult to start and you constantly die as you spawn?"
We’re trying to make the initial difficulty ramp more forgiving on this ARK, for example the giant “Fertile Chamber” is actually pretty chill, and things get more difficult the deeper you go...
Survivor DauntedVenus asks, "Well, the question most of the community will ask is... will there be legacy servers for this DLC?"
Survivor DiloFodder asks, "Will you be able to fire weapons from the back of the rock wyvern? I think it would be equal parts amazing and terrifying to have a firing platform for a sniper that functions as a glider and can utilize a basic active camouflage and would be awesome to use for guerrilla style warfare."
Survivor Ashtray asks, "Will the cave climbing picks be able to be used freely on any cliff/cave or only on certain areas?"
Freely on essentially any surface
Survivor Colonel Siberia asks, "How useful a role will regular land animals with no climbing dynamics be in moving about? Will we be able to go from one biome to the next without needing to switch to a more mobile creature like the showcased rock drake? Or will there be geographical limitations that necessitate adding all-terrain creatures to our arsenals and adapting to the topography?"
Most of Aberrations creatures have capabilities to move through the complex environment, and there are also new structures to aid in both primitive and high-tech dino mobility...
Survivor Colonel Siberia asks, "How will earthquakes change the way players build their bases and raise their dinos? Are the earthquakes capable of damaging structures and, if so, are there any ways we can mitigate these effects?"
They are capable of damaging structures, but they’re only intense in certain areas of certain biomes. Building permanent bases there is not advised!
Survivor Colonel Siberia asks, "How will radiation affect the way players explore and how will hazard suits work with the system? Will there be any strange creatures that survive, and possibly even thrive, in radiation zones? Is the radiation solely on the surface, or will we encounter some underground, as well?"
Yes, a few creature types benefit from radiation. It’s not solely on the surface, but is most intense there. The Hazard Suit mitigates radiation and other extreme environmental dangers, but its durability is decreased over time when under such effects.
Current Version: v270.1
- Client: Fixed Tek Armor clipping into view when using Tek Sword
- Client: RMB should no longer activate the "charge" attack of the Tek Sword & Gloves when cancelling structure placement
- Client: In the Inventory Menu, Shift+HotkeySlotBinding while hovering over an item will equip it into that HotKey Slot #. Control+HotKeySlotBinding will remove the item from the corresponding HotKey Slot (putting it back into your regular Inventory).
Steam Workshop Highlight!
Search for cool mod/s! Post and talk about them!
Input: Automated ark
I heard of this mod a while ago , watching a streamer that i’ve been watching; since the start of my ark days. . From what i’ve seen and heard of it . . it would take all the tedious parts out of everyday operations that occur in ark. . i know myself i hate organizing my vaults and get super bothered by the fact that i can never find anything because i give up sorting after just a few mins. Transfering items after farming emptying bosses after a leveling run etc. . yeah i know that the s+ mod allows pulling. This mod seems to a whole lot more than that. . i am mid testing it on a single player server. It’s going to take some time being i suck at the admin commands and it takes me forever to actually get anything done . I wonder if anyone would be interested in going to a private server to give it a try or have heard anything about it. . . will it actually work with the extinction core mod?. I am definitely looking forward to checking it out some more . and maybe even convincing the admins to give it a try on our modded server. .
Input: Dino Tracker - Though I have not tried this mod, the description makes it sound like a mod I’d love. Yes on our ecor server we have the pet finder mod but Dino Tracker by Knevilo sounds like you can track a specific dino. Would be a cool mod to try.
A mod that I have tried and love using is Super Spyglass by Orionsun (The same guy who makes Structures Plus) Super Spyglass allows you to pull out the spyglass and get the full stats of the wild dino including its health and torpor. It’s a nice little mod when trying to hunt the perfect specs for a tame.
Upgrade Station v1.8h
Punching Trees = Tip for a new player?
Alpha Tip = Tip for a more experienced player
Pimp my Hut = Building Tip
Mod Spotlight = Favorite mod!? Hate the MOD?
Taming Pen = Taming tip time!
Enraged = What made you go RAWR!!!!!
Mate Boosted = “What are you LOVING in Game right now!?”
For Science! = Trying a new server? A New aspect of the game? A new technique?
Damn E Key = Did you do something full of fail this week? Maybe hit the E key again?
Input: Continuing off with my last punching trees tip. Don’t start off trying to tame the biggest baddest dino you see. Learn the different types of dinos and focus on resource gathering dinos to allow you to build faster and some lower difficulty carnovaurs for defense. Yes it would be lovely at level 20 to have a tamed T-Rex but that may not be feasible without help. Start by trying to get a Trike for a pack mule and can get berries and thatch fairly easy. Once a bit more advanced look for Castoroides (aka Beaver) for wood, Megaloceros (aka Deer) for thatch, Anklosaurus for Metal, and Doedicurus for Stone. For defense start basic with things like Dilophosaur and then move to Raptor, then Carno and so on.
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Would you rather!?:
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Name: Would you rather: be alone for the rest of your life or always be surrounded by annoying people?