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Rated_Ark.pngEpisode #11 of Rated EXTRA SHOW NOTES

Who wants to read the intro and Introduce tonight's crew!

FOE

Welcome to Rated Extra 11!

Our open discussion gaming podcast that we will be put out whenever we feel like it :)

 

  • Today is August 5th , 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!

 

TIME TO TALK GAMES!

Suggestions for input! (Obviously don’t pick them all :P ) lol

What are you doing in game!? Do you have some gaming news to share? Some releases you can't wait for? A game you were excited for but it bombed? Any platform is open for discussion!

Any game! Any Platform! Share it here!

Name: Esme

Input:

 

  • My computer hates Ark or Ark hates my computer so I have been forced to expand my gaming horizons to games my laptop can handle this week OR mobile games!
  • I really like the FTP game Arcane Legends so far. I was enjoying the game called “Hit” we are playing but the autoplay option it has seemed kinda of defeating the purpose. I wanted to find a game where we could play together and that game setup seems very limiting and it sucked my battery , made my phone super hot and the text for the guild chat was soooooo teeny tiny lol. In Arcane legends you can buy housing, join guilds, purchase guild halls, do pvp mas, pve maps, collect pets gather in stances and play together. It is enjoyable to me so far. I also like that you can play Arcane legends on your mobile devices AND in your browser.
  • I also downloaded Terraria to my kindle and that is fun too and Portal Knights on my laptop :) I still really like that game!
  • Last Day On Earth Survival Mobile Game
  • NEWS:
  • Conan Exiles has announced it latest “Free Expansion”. It is going to be the frozen North.
  • It is said that it will almost double the maps size.
  • Due August 16
  • the add-on delivers a new biome to the Exiles world
  • It boasts some harsh weather conditions
  • Players will be required to "dress for the weather" while campfires, torches and drinks serve to help them control their temperatures.
  • It will have new buildings and resources, a new religion and god, and two new crafting systems
  • Players will be able to make demon blood sausages, bug soup and a host of alcoholic beverages.
  • It is said that we will need to watch out hangovers because nursing a hangover in the Frozen North doesn't look pretty.
  • Arks new dino
  • Introducing the Otter!

    A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone’s favourite furry friend, the Otter!

    Common name: Otter
    Species: Lutra Peloso
    Time: Early Miocene
    Diet: Omnivore
    Temperament: Friendly

    Wild
    Found along the Island’s many inland waterways, Lutra Peloso have become exceptionally adept at hunting and foraging. This species of Otter has to be particularly cunning because of its diminutive size, and fierce competition for its preferred food source: fish. It is not a creature that excels at combat, and would not naturally pose an intimidating threat to any predators.

    Domesticated
    There are few creatures which provide the companionship that Lutra Peloso does. Rather than traveling beside you, it would prefer to comfortably rest on your back, providing insulation. Once domesticated, it can be told to harvest fish on demand, with a specific goal in mind from the fish that it consumes, the otter has a knack for foraging silica pearls, and can even yield a slight chance at finding black pearls within!

 

 

Name: Doc

Input:

So I’ve been off work and recently started playing Fortnite on xbox with a few from CRR

 

Fortnite is described as a co-op sandbox survival game and is about exploration, scavenging items, crafting weapons, building fortified structures, and fighting waves of encroaching monsters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

It’s alot of fun but ‘grindy’ small backpack and the constant demand to build and remake weapons due to durability is very time consuming.

 

The game apparently will be free to play and will be available with in game microtransactions, but right now it’s $40 for the basic and then offering deluxe packages ranging in price to over $100 but with them you also get free digital copies.

 

The range of depth and the actual play of the game is great when used to ark game play but paying $40 for a game which then required microtransactions aswell is just damn greedy. $15-20 would have felt fairer.

 

Ninja, constructor, outlander and soldier are the classes so far I’m having the most fun with my little ninja lady and her flaming sword of death.

 

Subnautica

 

It’s a solo game, You crash landed on a alien ocean world. Using your character and a onboard replicator in your escape pod you must survive on this completely alien world.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It was a good game kept me going for a while but the lack of co op meant that it wasn’t for me

 

Anyone who doesn’t mind the idea of a single player only survival game. I would highly recommend this to as it’s got that real ‘alien’ feel to it as you hunt strange fish and scavenge metal from the ocean to make new weapons and structures to aid your survival. The whole underwater element is in other survival games but what makes this stand out is that the game is 100% set for underwater exploration and it shows

Name: Promo

Input: waffle, waffle,

 

Name:giga

Input:pokemon go lawsuit, payday 2, xbox ark tribe blowup

http://fortune.com/2017/07/30/pokemon-go-fest-lawsuit/

https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/27/16051538/pokemon-go-fest-lawsuit

Name: FOE

Input:I have been playing a lot of games the past few weeks , went on a ps4 free to play run checking out what's there . First and probably my favorite was the happy dungeons beta , orcs must die unchained , dungeon defenders 2 , curses n chaos , world War toons , sky forge , Asta , doom , last day on earth , blade n soul . guildwars2 My humble bundle this month was off the chain . And humble bundle right now is offering one of the best deals I ever seen on there .

 

Name:0man

Input: (games)

Slime Rancher

Xbox one https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/slime-rancher/c2nc88m7nwz1

Steam

http://store.steampowered.com/app/433340/Slime_Rancher/

 

Blacklight: Retribution (free to play)

PS4

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/blacklight-retribution-ps4/

 

Let It Die (free to play)

Bonus Quest time!

 

  • Weird Product or business sharing time!
  • Comb the interwebs for the most bizarre and interesting business or product you can find to share with the crew!

 

 

Name: Esme

Input:

 

 

 

Name: Promo

Input:

 

ESME NEEDS TO PLAY LUMINinS DISCLAIMER!

Name: Doc

Input:

This is because God obviously got the penis location wrong

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Rack-Masturbator-Vagina-breast/dp/B00TT6W20M/?

ie=UTF8&tag=askmencommerce-21

 

Name:gigabyte

Input: http://bad-dragon.com/products/tongue http://bad-dragon.co                                           m/products/keychain

http://bad-dragon.com/products/keychain#

 

http://bad-dragon.com/products/dragonessmuzzle  EVER WANTED TO PUT YOUR DICK IN A DRAGONS MOUTH

Name:FOE

Input: run for your lives

 

Name:0man

Input: open with caution. Infant Circumcision Trainer…...

https://www.medexsupply.com/educational-products-simulators-adult-pediatric-simulators-nasco-life-form-infant-circumcision-trainer-white-x_pid-60578.html?pid=60578&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIldna2evB1QIVQRuBCh0IEwjZEAQYASABEgLkbPD_BwE

Last call!

 

  • Got anything you forgot to add?
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts?                                                                                                                                                                                           Games? Etc :) ? Share it here!
  • This is a “FREE FOR ALL” ADD ON !

 

Name: Promo
Input: Been on a gaming hiatus lately, mostly binge watching TV shows and movies.

 

Game of Thrones

Silicon Valley  

OZARK

The Ranch

The Detour

The Revolution

The Founder

Realive

Power RangersGifted

 

Name: Esme

Input: I have been binging on Merlin! Love the show. It has moments of corny creature graphics but I like the show all around!

Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy, and Johnny Capps, starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on BBC One from 20 September 2008 to 24 December 2012 for a total of 65 episodes. The show is loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin and his relationship with King Arthur, but it differs from traditional versions. The show was influenced by the US drama series Smallville about the early years of Superman,[3] and was produced by independent production company Shine Limited.

Merlin is a reimagining of the legend in which the future King Arthur and Merlin are young contemporaries. Arthur's father Uther Pendragon has banned magic in Camelot, its use punishable by death, forcing Merlin to keep his magical powers secret from everyone in Camelot other than his mentor Gaius. Arthur grows from a young, self-absorbed boy to the mighty king in the legends, and Merlin develops into his colossal role in creating the powerful Camelot. In 2012, the show's producers announced that its fifth series would be its last, with a two-part finale on 24 December 2012.

 

Scam City

https://www.netflix.com/title/80073739

Scam City is a television show which started airing on Travel + Escape in June 2012, and has subsequently aired on the National Geographic Channel,[3][4] and in Australia on the subscription channel Nat Geo People.[5]Host Conor Woodman travels to some of the world's most popular cities in an effort to expose the darker side of tourism.

 

Woodman meets with questionable characters ranging from unethical cab drivers to aggressive pimps as he witnesses and experiences the travel experience of parting with personal property and money. He intentionally falls victim to these alleged scammers and says "yes" to every sex worker and pocket jeweler in the city. The show aims to expose the local adaptations of common scams - from pickpockets, expensive cab fares, to bars luring people in with adult entertainment at a high cost.

Name: Doc

Input:

 

Red Drawf

Red Dwarf is a British comedy franchise which primarily comprises eleven series (the ninth being a mini-series) of a television science fiction sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1993 and from 1997 to 1999, and on Dave in 2009 and 2012, gaining a cult following.[1] In May 2015, it was announced that Series XI and XII[2] would film back-to-back later in 2015 and would air exclusively on the Dave channel in 2016 and 2017

 

Despite the pastiche of science fiction used as a backdrop, Red Dwarf is primarily a character-driven comedy, with off-the-wall science fiction elements used as complementary plot devices. In the early episodes, a recurring source of comedy was the Odd Couple-style relationship between the two central characters of the show, who have an intense dislike for each other yet are trapped together deep in space. The main characters are Dave Lister, the last known human alive, and Arnold Rimmer, a hologram of Lister's dead bunkmate. The other regular characters are Cat, a lifeform which evolved from the descendants of Lister's pregnant pet cat Frankenstein; Holly, Red Dwarf's computer; Kryten, a service mechanoid; and, from Series VII through VIII, Kristine Kochanski, an alternative-reality version of Lister's long-lost love.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa_gZ_7sdZg

 

12 monkey’s (tv show)

12 Monkeys is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. It is a science fiction mystery dramawith a time traveling plot loosely based on the 1995 film of the same name, which was written by David and Janet Peoples and directed by Terry Gilliam, itself being inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée; the series credits both Peoples and Marker for their original works.

In the series, Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull star as James Cole and Dr. Cassandra "Cassie" Railly, who use time travel in an effort to stop the destructive plans of the enigmatic organization "Army of the 12 Monkeys". Kirk Acevedo and Noah Bean also star in the first season. In the second season, Bean makes a guest appearance, and Todd Stashwick, Emily Hampshire and Barbara Sukowa are promoted from recurring guests to regulars. Stanford, Schull and Hampshire play reimagined versions of characters respectively portrayed by Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt in the 1995 film.

Natalie Chaidez was the showrunner of 12 Monkeys during its first season, assisting Matalas and Fickett. After the season completed she stepped down to the role of consultant for the second season, and Matalas and Fickett became showrunners. In the third season Fickett became a consultant, and Matalas was the sole showrunner. The series is produced by Atlas Entertainment, which produced the original film, and Universal Cable Productions. Charles Roven, producer of the original, is one of the executive producers.

12 Monkeys premiered on January 16, 2015 with a 13-episode first season. In June 2016, it was renewed for a 10-episode third season, which premiered on May 19, 2017, and aired over three consecutive nights. In March 2017, the series was renewed for a fourth and final season consisting of 10 episodes, set to premiere in 2018.

Name:FOE

 

Input:game of thrones , miniature gaming

Name: 0man

(listening)

(mostly podcast recommendations)

 

 

  • Here's a podcast not for the soft hearted. Serial Killers is a podcast that goes over all serial killers from Zodiac Killer to Gacy and Bundy. They go into VERY deep descriptions of the cases and also provide audio reenactment. Super creepy and awesomely paints a picture in your mind.

 

 

 

  • TANIS PODCAST
  • Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information.
  • Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur…
  • For anyone who enjoys conspiracy theories, check out Sofa King Podcast.
  • Funny and entertaining hosts. Thorough insight into your favorite conspiracy theories.

 

 

OMAN:

 

  • (watching)
  • (youtube)
  • NeebsGaming Ark series. New episodes every Saturday.
  • SUPER FUNNY!

 

 

 

  • Also new Subnautica episodes every Sunday.
  • DITTO!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puU7C44XeAA&list=PL1Uou2DWH7IHDDB32J          mLzFALyBNX_4gXc

Gigabytes input: gabriel dropout and its super effective

http://www.crunchyroll.com/gabriel-dropout

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Episode 59   of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 59 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is  August 3, 2017!
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at CROSSREALMREBELLION.COM

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :Norwiegian

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

Esme: Welcome to our newest CRR members who have made it into our CRR Gaming Group Discord Channel! Namsin, Necrofab, @ashelylovebit, anab133, Ubertool, mxcoldhit, ivoryhawk, Nam, DisneyGirl,jongott97!

Sean D Knight‏ @SeanDKnight
Still listening to @RatedArk #58 and it seems that the cast doesn't know that trikes are very good bullet soakers now. So it pays for low level players to invest in kibble-taming trikes if they want to do some low level PvPing.

 

From Sumduud in CRR Discord:

SumDuud-07/26/2017

So listening to what feels like hours of back and forth on tutorials and not knowing what you don't know, I have to ask if any if you have looked at this menu option & if console has it?

@EsmeraldaSky & the rest of Saturday's cast

Esme: I was aware of the survivor guide but it was not active for a long time and it looks like they have just put some generic stuff on there but nothing regarding what we were talking about on Episode 59…

 

Murican Zombie‏ @MuricanZombie   @RatedArk ugh this giant map and I got 2 new tribes tryin to build a stones throw from me. Am I a jerk if I wipe them?

 

Ryan Schlickenmayer‏ @Kawi814Rider  @RatedArk cant believe it took me so long to find this game. Thank you guys for all the content. Just started the podcast! Its helping!

 

Message from A listener on podbean but it wont show me their name! Episode #58 of Rated Ark: The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast
discovering this ark podcast is amazing. I feel like I've found my long lost family haha

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

Tweets!

ARK Park‏ @ARKParkOfficial
ARK Park newest trailer is here! https://youtu.be/7VsJZmRZrmM  via @YouTube

ARK‏Verified @survivetheark
We'll have a new Dino Dossier this Friday alongside an update preview for the launch and mid-month patches!

Dododex‏ @DododexApp  

Dododex v1.13 is live! Featuring a breeding calculator & dino name ideas! Get it now: http://dododex.com/ios  http://dododex.com/android

 

WC_Stark (Rob)‏ @WC_Stark
Trying to compile a list of all remaining Ark issues, if you could let us know here, it would be much appreciated <3

Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
So this is neat: ARK console rentable dedi servers will support custom CrossARK groups, so youll be able to make ur own multi-ARK networks!
5:59 PM - 3 Aug 2017

 

ARK PARK UPDATE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cie5W8GuVVs

 

Ark Park website hasn't posted any updates since 2-2017. Last post was Secret is in the bush?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/08/03/the_ark_park_trailer_is_everything_wrong_with_video_games.html

  

Current Version: 759.2 X-Box

- Fixed some translations not displaying properly

- Fixed an issue on PvE and ORP servers where Dino would not have AI

- Fixed an issue where LB+Button combo would not function when selecting items in hotkey bar

- Fixed an issue where you would need to toggle folders to view items in your ARK Data

- Reverted the raft change so foundations can now be stacked again on Official Servers.

 

https://mmos.com/news/snail-games-usa-acquired-studio-wildcard-developer-of-ark-in-december-2015

 

You might be wondering why Studio Wildcard has been helping with the development of Dark and Light or why Snail Games announced two ARK spin-offs, the Minecraft-like PixARK and ARK GO, in addition to the free-to-play Chinese release of ARK. Well, it turns out that SDE, Inc, an affiliate of Snail Games USA, which is a subsidiary of Snail Games, bought out Studio Wildcard; the merger was filed for on December 4th, 2015. Officially, the company was merged into "Snail Ark, Inc." Unfortunately, we don't know how much Snail Games paid for the company.

This revelation was made due to the fact that new court documents filed by Insight Venture Management, the parent company of Trendy Entertainment that was recently suing Studio Wildcard over a failure to uphold a non-compete clause, referenced the buyout.

So now you know why ARK is slowly being turned into a major franchise, courtesy of Snail Games. The Chinese game developer and publisher owns Studio Wildcard and, by extension, the ARK franchise. It will be interesting to see what they do with the franchise after this initial burst of games.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua43o15KBtM (jadeplaysgames goes over pixark and ark go)

COMMUNITY CRUNCH 98: GOLD MASTER EDITION
GOON(whos reading foe lol -giga)    Goon will if neededHey, Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

We've got some critical news to share with you all today; it's going to be a roller coaster of emotions as there's a bit of disappointing news, but worry not as you've got a lot to look forward to as well!

 

Let's address the mammoth in the room. Official Release. As of today, ARK has completed its Gold Master and certification for retail release. This process took a little longer than expected and as a result, our release date has been pushed back to August the 29th. We're deeply apologetic for those who were negatively affected by the delay; it sucks, it wasn't what we had wanted, nor planned but where we currently stand. We wanted to address this sooner but did not want to make any statements until we were completely sure of what was going to happen.

Now you're probably wondering what this means for the next few weeks and how does it change our current plans?

 

GIGA:

Free DLC: Ragnarok

Ragnarok's new release date on console and upcoming PC update will now also be the 29th of August. This extended time will allow further development of the map and you guys can expect a gigantic update, even bigger than we initially thought.

On the date of release, the overground of the world will increase by approximately one quarter, which is near-enough a 'TheIsland-sized' expansion; the update will feature new biomes, a coastal Wyvern canyon, an epic boss encounter, new engrams, and something secret the Ragnarok team are cooking up! We will also be adding their custom creatures to our main game, which will allow players to transfer them via the CrossARK system, so you'll be able to bring over your Ice Wyverns to The Island, The Center, and Scorched Earth!

 

 Development plans: immediate, mid-month, and going forward.

Over the next few weeks, you will see a lot of priority placed on the PC and multiplayer versions of the game, now that we're completely wrapped up with our gold master. We are planning some immediate patches to take care of community concerns, as well as some mid-month goals and more going forward.

First of all, there will be a lot of focus on PC Performance this month (don’t worry console-users, you’ll be receiving these updates too!). We will be porting over a lot of the improvements we made on console, as well as working with our industry partners to bring up that PC performance to get you the best possible experience.

Secondly, we will be immediately (as I type this the engineers and gameplay programmers are working on the update) showing some love to these aspects of the game:

Multiplayer Bosses; let's face it, they're ridiculous, we know why and we're going to fix it. You'll soon be able to enter the boss arenas and fight bosses at reasonable difficulty, it'll still be a challenge, just no longer a monumental/near-impossible task.

NOR WOOD!

The Baby-to-Juvie-Stasis issue; that's also getting fixed. For those not familiar, this is the problem where baby-creatures are entering stasis which (sort of) prevents them from ageing, and therefore they're not eating from troughs which result in death.

The Center & Under the Mesh; we're going to be implementing a technical solution to stop jerks from going under the map and raiding people. This one will take a little bit longer, but we'll have it in as soon as possible.

That's not all though! We will be releasing a major version update in the middle of the month which will significantly assist with DDoS mitigation, resolve the exploit which has allowed players to dupe, and of course not to be forgotten, but allow players to rent PC-dedicated Console Servers! We're also going to create an option to stop creatures from following you with their big heads (we'd do this one sooner, but it requires a major version update, so we thought it best come with the other significant changes mentioned above :p).

Esme

 

Not to mention, we'll be taking care of server crash-exploits as and when they happen, working on server performance so that you will have a smoother and stable experience.

Thank you so much for your patience the past few months and all the support! We will make sure that ARKs launch is a successful one and the game is in a healthy state. It's going to be a hectic few weeks ahead, and we're very excited! We still have a lot more planned for ARK, and even after release, the journey will continue!

 

We've started a thread to collect questions for our next ARK Digest, so if you've got something you want to ask - let us know and we might pick it out in the next post! https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/222585-ark-digest-question-collection/

 

Time to head to the Obelisk and see what each host has uploaded!

________________________

This is the segment where we each can share

(pick only one topic to share unless you are dying to share 2 =D )

 

  • A tip for a new or veteran player!
  • A Story or what you have been doing in game!
  • A forum post on Reddit, SurviveTheArk.com, Steam Forums etc that you would like the group to discuss!
  • Anything Ark related you want to share!

 

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Name: Norwiegian

What items

did you upload?:https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/222678-enough-of-the-fog/&do=findComment&comment=1284858 To get away from the doom and gloom of Duping, roll backs,release date moved and tribes being given away.  Has anyone noticed how crazy the fog gets on the island?  Im seeing it more so on the island and not on the center.

 

(if you guys want) https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/225630-beta-player-rewards/ new players buying the game get rewards but what about the early investors?

 

Name: Esme
What items
did you upload?:
thanatosixu
Does ark seem to get real stale, real fast for you?
By thanatosixu, Wednesday at 12:58 AM in General Discussion

THANATOS IXU
In Game
Posted Wednesday at 12:58 AM (edited)
i've played ark for a good bit, and lately it seems very stale. Maybe it's the constant crashing of ragnarok, or because ark is really repetitive or poorly optimized. IDK. anyone else share this opinion or have any insight on the matter?

 

Name: Giga                                            

What items

did you upload?: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/224682-ark-is-in-sharp-decline-will-it-get-be-able-to-get-back/

LAST CALL        

____________________________________________________

Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

Would you rather!?:

 

  • 2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

 

 

Name:Norwiegian (For your consideration) Would you rather Pee every time you stand up or Poop every time you sit down?

Name:giga has one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj1JnOd7c9M

Fart metal

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Episode 58  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES  who wants to read?

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode  of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is   7 /22/2017   
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com
  • And you can now watch us record each episode Saturdays on Twitch 10:30pm est at mixer.com/RatedArk !

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show : Lucky

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Mixer chat!

 

Who wants to read? Goon

Email from

From hugozilla on PS4

So I was running around last night farming metal, I went by a lake with a lot of beavers and  dams.  I counted 7 beaver and three dams.  One dam was off to the side. Wow. When I came back through I noticed no beavers were near the one, so I did what you do.  Soon a had a herd of beavers chasing me. I was running backwards laughing.  5 of them in hot beaver pursuit.   After leading those away I decided  the other dams would be safe to go back to.  I had forgotten about the remaining two and of course died .  Never underestimate the beavers around you!

 

Email From Listener Chris:

What's up y'all I  love the show. Quick question should loners be expecting to see the end game of Ark. I play on ps4 and have off and on since feb. I have been a lot more active in the last months but got tired of getting wiped on PvP so went to pve then experienced the piller problem that y'all speak on all the time. So I've just been having a good time in single player with no duping no pillars and also the thought of not knowing if I'll get to tame me a dragon. Is there a chance we see loners ever get to the end game if you will. Thanks Love the show again

 

News & Hot topics Going on and Around Ark

Tweets!

 

Jen‏ @bubblywums
FYI, there is a fake account pretending to be me on Twitter, copying my tweets/username/profile. Please be aware & watch for fake tweets.

https://twitter.com/bubblywums/status/886383528799338496

 

Newest Tweets!

Jat‏ @Jatheish
Hey Xbox Survivors,
Currently looking to collect information on the console host/server settings:

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/215118-xbox-server-options/
11:33 AM - 16 Jul 2017

 

Jen‏ @bubblywums
Hey guys, if you can't see the items in your ARK Data, go to the Tribute tab and hit the folder view button, then go back to ARK Data.
10:49 AM - 16 Jul 2017

 

Jen‏ @bubblywums
Jen Retweeted Jat
It will be on par with PC & Xbox on Monday though, which is something to look forward to. :) Jen added,
“Jat @Jatheish
Bad news guys, unfortunately the PlayStation 4 Update will not be here until the 24th of July. We still need a bit more time with it. Sorry!”

12:36 PM - 21 Jul 2017

Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
At long last, I've posted the ARK DevKit v264! ARK Mod creators should download it now, details are here: https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?90664-7-22-ARK-Dev-Kit-v264-0-has-been-posted-to-

 

Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
The new "SimpleSky" system youll see in ARK 264 looks nearly as good as TrueSky, run with -nomansky. Wonder if we should make it the default

 

Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
New Xbox build's into Final Cert. I'm super stoked how it ended up. Singleplayer balance, endgame, & splitscreen turned out very nicely :)

LOST OF NEW NEWS!!!!!!

“State of the Ark!”

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/ark-state-of-the-game-r486/

Foerender

ARK: STATE OF THE GAME
Hey, Survivors!

We’ve got important and exciting news to share! First of all, we’ve finally completed our game for the console disc retail submission! It was a very long and arduous process, our boss fight or so to say, and your feedback throughout this process has been highly valuable. It was a very tight deadline to make the ship date, and the team has been intensively grinding through singleplayer-oriented refinements for the posterity of the disc-based version. All that aside, we were able to resolve many issues, as well as considerably improve the game through various changes and implementation of new techniques and it’s now time to move onto refocus our development efforts on the live game, as well as address some key topics within the community:

 

Queen G

Will the Official Servers be wiping?
Short answer: No -- but read the long answer!
We had previously released a statement a year ago informing players that our Official Servers would not be wiping on the retail launch of the game. We’ve thought long and hard about the decision, taking into consideration the various points brought up by the community, the internal members of the team, as well as the general discussion that has taken place on the internet through various press/media outlets and will be sticking to our initial decision. It is clear that some group of players are for the wipe for, and some are against it, all for legitimate reasons; and we took it all into account.

We ultimately decided that we would not wipe and we would rather pay the cost to launch an additional new PvP and PvE Server Cluster network (alongside but separate from the current PvP and PvE Legacy Cluster), where players will get to have a fresh experience on the ARK; across all four maps with no influence from any of the previous servers. At that time we'll be rolling out the new server code and infrastructure necessary to prevent critical issues such as server crashing exploits, duping, and DDoSing, so they will not affect the batch of new servers (as well as the legacy ones, going forward).
GIGA
Our current set of Official Servers will be rebranded as “Legacy” and indicated as such on all platforms. We will also be taking steps to remove some of our ‘ghost town’ servers, where the player population has remained near-zero for an extended duration of time. We’ll take a look at the statistics and will be repurposing 10% of the lowest count servers across all platforms. Once we know which servers these are; we'll preserve the save files and upload them, so if you so wish to use them, you can. Players will also have time to move through Cross-ARK to a different secure Legacy server. Every three months we will be taking a review of the Legacy Officials to see what the numbers are like and may consider repurposing more ‘ghost towns’, however, the goal will be to preserve any place with human activity.

To be clear, if you're playing on a Legacy Server you will not be able to transfer to the new Official servers and Legacy servers will still receive total and complete support (just like the New Officials) in regards to Game Updates and future ARK Expansions, so you can expect to see future DLC servers added to the Legacy Cluster.

 

LUCKY

Ragnarok: Console debut and development
The new official release date for the Ragnarok Free DLC on consoles will be on the 8th of August when ARK launches for retail release. The team spent time discussing when would be the best time to release the map, for both technical reasons, as well as the experience itself, and this was the chosen date.

We understand that some may find this news frustrating as you’ve waited a long time for the map, however after conferring for quite a while on the topic, we believe this is the best decision for the map’s arrival on console as;

First of all, it allows the Ragnarok Developers to get the latest version of the Dev Kit and incorporate our latest changes to the game, which will have a significant impact on the console experience concerning performance, visual fidelity, and stability. Secondly, by focusing our technical workforce on the other aspects of the game (in addition to Ragnarok) such as server stability, crash exploits, duping, DDoS, we will be able to ensure a much smoother experience for when the map is available. Finally, with our recent decision in regards to whether there will be a wipe or not, this seems like the smartest decision, to avoid this awkward situation of where servers that have only just been online for a couple of weeks become legacy.

The new date will also result in the map debut on console will be much further ahead in its development than the map that was initially released on PC as the Ragnarok Developers have carried out a significant number of bug fixes, QOL changes on the map, and more! We will be doing a PC patch soon to upgrade to the latest version of the map (which is available in the Steam Workshop for Unofficial Servers!) so that you guys will also be able to enjoy their improvements!

 

Promo

PlayStation 4 Update!
It’s happening! Yes, we’re serious. We’re currently working on the latest PS4 patch with Abstraction at the moment, and while it’ll be tough, we should be set to release it this Friday (probably going to be a late evening patch). We’ll keep you posted how that goes! Thank you guys for being so patient with us over the past few weeks, we understand how frustrating it is not to receive updates, but now we are wrapped up with certification and this tight deadline, we’ll be able to go back to our standard development pipeline and therefore include you with our updates ;)

 

A86me

Console PC-Hosted Servers
Yup, you heard it. As of the 8th of August, we will finally have support for PC hosted dedicated servers on console. We won’t be renting or hosting them ourselves, it isn’t a commercial venture for us, but we will be doing the technical work needed to get this underway. Initially, they will be available via Nitrado! (It’ll come to other third party hosts once we go through this initial technical-iteration phase, as we want to ensure its stability).

These servers will be available on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and if you haven’t realised, here’s why this is so awesome:

No need for a second console to host private servers!
Complete access to all of ARKs custom server config settings, which will let players change the rules on their custom ARKs
The option to create cross ARK Clusters for the ultimate ARK Experience -- allowing travel across four Maps
Create a backup of server save files, allowing players to try something new without the fear of losing data
The servers will result in higher performance due to better optimisation
Player servers will now be able to support a larger pool of players, up to 100 concurrent users!
At a later date, these will also be Play Anywhere compatible!
For those of you wondering about repurposed console Legacy Official Servers, you will be able to take the save file and set up an Unofficial Server using this.

Nitrado will be contacting those who show interest in console servers on the 8th of August via email, you can notify them here: http://nitra.do/arkconsole

Let them know if you are keen, so they can properly estimate demand!

QueenG

Development Kit!
Oh modders, how we love you so much, we hope you can forgive us for the delay and understand as developers yourselves our reason for doing so. Fortunately, we come bearing good news! Jeremy is prepping the latest version of the Dev Kit right now (literally!) and we will have it available to download later today via GitHub, and soon after that via the Unreal Launcher when we are confident in its stability. You’ll be able to keep up with the latest information on the Unreal Forums in regards to any relevant/cool changes!

That should be what we wanted to discuss for today. Hopefully, it helps clear the air with what’s been going on and the direction we’re heading in. We're looking forward to a fun ARK launch with everyone in the weeks ahead!

All the best,

Studio Wildcard

 

 OK -es

ESME:

Ark: Survival Evolved's design lead on huge server wipe reversal and new structure post-PC launch

http://www.pcgamer.com/ark-survival-evolveds-design-lead-on-huge-server-wipe-reversal-and-new-structure-post-pc-launch
By Joe Donnelly 3 days ago

 

PC Gamer: “So, in less than 24-hours Studio Wildcard has made a pretty explicit 180 regarding its decision, or lack thereof, to wipe its servers.”
The article was HUGE! I tried my best to break it down into bullet points and add the insights i thought our listeners and our hosts would appreciate. Esme

Jeremy Stieglitz answered:

 

  • “After speaking about our decision to wipe servers yesterday I went back and spoke to the team and asked: are we doing the right thing here? There are a lot of different opinions around the round table, so to speak, and we also talked to our community managers who are a little closer to the players than we are. And then, we also talked to our playtest team—the playtest team are actually like just players, they know the game really well, they're volunteers, they tend to take a look at our content, they're not employees so they come at it from an Ark fan standpoint more than anything else.”
  • He said they did another deep dive into the online debates about the wipe versus no wipe situation in Ark.
  • He shared that basically half the playerbase, even in PvP, that does not want to see this happen. It just doesn't seem like a good, smart move to, probably, piss off half the playerbase.
  • He is said One thing they definitely didn't want to do, and theyre definitely not doing, is not only having the old servers. They are seriously affected by this irreversible hack-a-thon.”
  • ultimately, they want players to have the option, new players especially, to experience the game as it's intended to be played so New servers are necessary
  • They need to take about ten percent of the servers down. Jeremy said Calling it a 'no wipe' is somewhat inaccurate, it'll be a wipe of servers that nobody plays on anymore. He said they are “ servers that literally no one has played on in weeks, these are basically ghost towns.”
  • Jeremy said “This is something we communicated to the playerbase from day one—we discussed wipe versus no wipe plans, we said that servers that have no player population may be marked for obsolescence.”
  • Regarding the type of wipe , he also said , “This is different from an actual full wipe, because one of the things you can do in Ark is: if you server is, god forbid, marked for obsolescence, you can take your stuff, your character, your items, your gear, and actually travel to another server, refugee style. That's a mechanic that actually makes it not just like: hey, your progress is gone. That wouldn't have been possible if we had just wiped everything, but that's not what would ever happen. With this approach, when we actually ran the numbers and scaled it to our requirements we decided we can do it. It's costly for us, it's not a small investment of resources or time.
  • Jeremy also states that the decision not to wipe was “ kicked off by talking to [the press]. It was talking to the press, that made us think: Are we really sure about this? That in turn spurred me to go back to the dev team, talk to them about it again, and it just chained out from there until we ultimately came to the U-turn scenario.
  • Jeremy stated that sometimes development is a pretty iterative process—sometimes we don't get it right first time.  He stated that they are known for not getting it right first time, among other things. He was also quoted saying “We maybe make a pretty fun game but we definitely don't have a 100 percent batting average, to say the least. That's human and okay, and I, at least in this case, think we didn't get the thinking right. Had we actually pulled the trigger on the gun? That wouldn't have been possible to un-shoot that bullet.”
  • They are basically looking at $100,000 per month additional to host the legacy servers, in addition to the $100,000 it costs a month to host the new servers.
  • Jeremy also said They they plan hire more help. He is quoted saying “ We also don't want to grow too much, too fast—that has its own problems. But I think the right time to grow if you're going to do it is when you launch retail. This was a combination of factors, there was also some technical scalability of our tools, of operating that amount of machines. We had to really think through the process and once we did, it's just on the right side of viable for us.
  • Regarding the initial plan to wipe servers, Jeremy added , “Could we have thought through that detail earlier? Certainly, sure. The difference is, sometimes you might chalk it up to laziness or flippancy but from a design standpoint you might say it's 'cleaner' for us to have less servers.”
  • He then added, “ People play games for emotional reasons, they play games to have fun. If you think about that from that perspective it makes sense. As far as why we didn't think of that earlier—we were maybe to focused on the abstracts of design, not enough on the needs of the playerbase. It was the wrong call—there's no other way to say it.”

    When asked during the interview

  • “What guarantees can you give players at this stage?”
    Jeremy Answered:
    “So long as I'm at the company, I'll do everything I can to prevent that from happening. It's hard to predict, for example, will Wildcard always be around? Hopefully, but short of it being the company that I'm at, that I have any influence over, it's important to me. I wouldn't want to see what sort of hell was unleashed, should these worlds that people have built disappear. I don't think it'd be pretty. That's about as extreme as I can say: I think it would mean the end of what Ark is in its current form for that to happen. I think that would be very bad for all involved. I think, short of something very extreme happening to the company, it's certainly not in the game plan for any live operational status for Ark: Survival Evolved.”

 

Ark: Survival Evolved's full PC launch is due August 8.

PC PATCH NOTES :  PROMO

Current Version: v264.1

 

- Fixed structure startup crash. Highly recommend all servers hosts immediately upgrade to this version!

264.0

- Official Ragnarok Update

- SimpleSky (non-TrueSky) system with atmospheric fog

- SP Dinos no longer fall thru cave floors

- TheCenter fixes

- Streaming destructible meshes, optimized memory

 

v263.0

- Fixed a case where the cursor would vanish when navigating through Primitive+ Menus

- Fixed an issue where you wouldn't be able to see ARK Data items unless you toggled folder view

- Slight increase to Trike Wild damage

- Increased rate at which Alpha creatures spawn in Single Player

- Decreased the amount of Eels in PGM

- Increased the ride distance on flyers to help getting on them when you've fallen in water

- Increased the spread of Terror Bird spawns in the Redwoods so you don't see as many Terror Bird Armies

- Increased the amount of creatures in TheCEnter Deep Water Zone

- Optimised foliage and Rock destruction meshes

- Jumping Puzzle on the Center now awards 3 top-tier supply crates for completion

- Center Underworld Rafts no longer teleport to the top of the map

- Fixed the dark post processing in TheCenter Deep Water

- Fixed a case where TheCenter Barrier wasn't visible underwater

- TEK Cave pool now refills your element, as well as causes you damage if you're not wearing a full element set

- Made the weather effects on TheIsland and Center more visibly clear (you'll see clouds changing)

- Lots of Deep Sea crates adding to TheCenter Deep Sea Cave

- Added a bunch of Coel to the main waters in TheCenter

- Itchy and Pego will not steal Skins from players

- Ghillie Suit now only has 70 base durability rather than 120

- Reduced the amount of stalling caused by a GC

- Removed all the non-statted items from crates that are higher tier than the first crate where that non-statted item is found

- Fixed an issue where Plesiosaur would spawn at level 35

- You now get an on screen message when you fall off the map

- Fixed a case where the Gorilla Boss would float and walk backwards, unable to attack anything.

- Stego and Rexes socket fixed so no longer laying eggs upside down

- Fixed an issue where you may see blueprints of items inside certain structures (e.g Water skin inside of Water Tap)

- Re mapped some Center Spawns in caves so they aren't clustered as much

- Fixed Leed spawns on TheCenter so they should not spawn in shallow waters

- Slightly adjusted temperatures across TheIsland and TheCenter so they are more appropriate (e.g warmer in jungles, colder in water)

- Additional damage and health adjustments to the Dragon, Megapithecus, and TheCenter bosses.

- Fixed a case where language translation may not have properly displayed

- Tooltip no longer stays when scrolling the Engram and Inventory UI

- Fixed cases of Overspawn in TheCenter

- Adjusted the IslandCoves PGM to make it more islandy and cove-like?

- Reverted the raft change so foundations can now be stacked again on Official Servers.

 

v262.1

- Chance of Wild Eels reduced by 33%
- Wild Eels aggro range reduced by 33%
- Wild & Tamed Eels shock no longer causes stun lock or dismount, and instead applies a temporary movement and damage debuff
- Yuty courage buff now provides +20% damage resistance
- Fixed PvE ORP performance stall

v262.12

- Fixed an issue where clients would crash when joining The Center or Ragnarok maps
- Fixed some server crashes

v262.0

- TheCenter and PGMs now use TheIsland's alpha spawner arrays.
- TheCenter lightning light flashes now stop after it has rained!
- New Achievement: TheCenter Guardians Achievement for defeating its bosses
- Dragon boss no longer present on TheCenter
- Center Boss damage reduced by 33% versus TheIsland bosses
- Fixed Bosses so they no longer have random levels, but will scale correctly on game and server difficulty.
- Primitive+: Pachyrhino and Lystro are now tameable with Bug repellant and Rare flowers respectively
- Primitve +: Primitve pick axe and torch should now persist after logging out
- Primitive+: Battle axe and Viking axe blueprints now work in the grindstone
- Primitive+: Crash fix for flying over an Explorer Note.
- [Console] No longer crash if generating a PGM after loading TheIsland.
- Improved TheCenter Lava
- Troodon food has increased
- Sounds have been added to the UI Radial Menu
- The implant has been locked to the first slot of inventories
- Leeches have been added to the Swamp Cave
- Significantly reduced the number of Arthros in Swamp Cave
- Improved MoveTo attack trace, should be easier to select smaller targets now.
- When teleporting to player pos via tether, the teleportee now gains a +2 z offset
- Stonepick Melee attacking while running no longer stops the run toggle on controller
- Volume of crouch-prone in-out increased by 45%
- [Console] PGM no longer ooms after initial generation
- New commands to see where Dinos are when hibernated, as well as teleport to the nearest hibernated creature. "cheat hiwarp raptor_character_bp_c" and "cheat hibernationreport raptor_character_bp_c"
- Fixed a potential lighting issue when leaving the Broodmother Arena
- Fixed some super-bright water reflections
- Increased the capsule size of Pteranodon to make sure it can't fit thru player sized door frames
- Fixed character creation screen cursor not displaying in Primitive+
- Improved Troodon low-poly
- TheCenter now has Obelisk amb sounds ala TheIsland
- No longer missing the option to delete individual player dedicated saves for maps
- Placement Rotation indicator now appears with controller
- Fixed a case where Right Trigger would punch forever
- Pressing B on the controller when you have a Combo Box open will now result in canceling it (eg PGM)
- Correctly focusing on engrams when tabbing between Engram and Inventory UI
- A whole bunch of split-screen bugs were resolved!
- Fixed a case where the UI would focus drop all after placing an item into the quick slot
- Fixed a fog of war exploit in SP
- Fixed ATV not saving
- R. and SG. commands no longer work in console shipping environments
- ATV: RB should toggle first person as when riding a dino, RT should honk horn
- Fixed a case where Megalania couldn't climb Destructible Rocks -- perhaps just on console?
- FPV hands now enter a special 'dragging' anim pose when dragging a body
- When there are  no additional element items to load into the weapon, Tek Rifle icon text should say "0%" (or whatever %), not "0% +"
- Torches on dino saddles now scare away Troodons.
- Fixed a case where  Corpse Locator did not work reliably while underwater.
- Fixed an issue where certain engrams weren't learnable (e.g The Campfire)
- Removed difficulty strings from PGM spawn points
- Fixed a case where Extended H player hud label for tribes would be cut off
- 25 more element to build Tek Generator
- Safari Hat and Thorny Dragon Skins & Parasaur Saddle can be dropped like all the other skins
- Slightly louder & farther atten human death sound
- We now display dino entry icon next to "you have tamed" notification
- Reduced Dolphin tamed run speed by 15%
- Fixed an issue with low quality Beaver Dams
- Night Vision goggles drain 20% slower (last longer)
- Tek Rifle and Explosives damage foliage
- Increase Explorer Note unlocked volume by 5%
- No longer play time transitions when the player has no pawn.
- Added special corner icon on "skin" items to tell them apart from regular items.
- Attaching quality torches to saddles no longer converts them into primitive quality when the durability runs out.
- Fixed a case where remote inventories were not transferring to the appropriate folder.
- Gigas are no longer able to gather wood by eating snow trees in the snow biome.
- Fixed Cave spawns on TheCenter
- Accessing a Bee Hive no longer provides health
- LT and RT Functionality swapped for Painting
- Boss Arena teleporter pads and obelisk pads are correctly colourized.
- Obelisk laser beam is now aligned with the terminal center.
- Sand looks darker, wetter, and shinier where appropriate (more for console)
- Rain VFX has been improved to not be so close to the camera and now appears no matter how fast you go
- Cave lighting improved on Carno Island
- Tek Jepack superboost ("takeoff") sound has been changed to make it sound more like a jetpack
- Removed the drop shadow from the right hud icons
- Host Sess UI: Delete Procedural ARK button needs to have a confirmation dialog
- Changed title on "Tame Groups" panel to "Tame Ordering Groups" and will now display an asterisk next to the active groups button label text
- Double-tap X (controller) to activate weapon attachment is now indicated on options controls gamepad
- Fixed case where some loading tips would be cut off.
- Tribe Log increased on Console
- Now buttons which are selected appear brighter on the Main Menu's Help menu.
- Engram label texts are not modulating by the UI panel alpha (thus aren't fading out with the rest of the UI)
- When you already have a survivor (i.e. you have the respawn button visible), there is a confirmation dialog for when you "Create New Survivor" saying "Warning: This will destroy your previous Survivor, are you sure you wish to proceed?"


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Ragnarok singleplayer data has moved.

SteamLibrarysteamappscommonARKShooterGameSavedSavedArksLocal

Within this folder, move your Ragnarok save file and player data (LocalPlayer.arkprofile) in SavedArksLocal into it's own Ragnarok folder (the folder will be created once you load Ragnarok again for the first time since the patch).

 

(QueenG) XBOX Patch notes

Per Jat on SurviveTheArk.com:

Posted March 27

Current ARK Official Xbox Server Network Servers Version: 759.0

Current ARK Official Client Version: v759.0

Upcoming Version: v760 - ETA: July 19th

- New Expansion ARK map, Ragnarok and new creature: the Griffin

Current Version: v759 - July 16th

- PC Equivalent up to and including v262

Main Topic of the show:
Hot topics are welcomed!

CRUISING THE FORUMS EPISODE!

This means that you need to:

1: Head to the forums at https://survivetheark.com/, Reddit, or the Steam forums , twitter posts, Ark Facebook Group posts, etc and find a post you think would be great to talk about on the show this week !

2: Copy and paste the forum post below with the link.

3: Take the time to look of the forum posts of others and add any thoughts on the topics :)

What are your thoughts on this video about WC Gms Spawning in eggs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r54ACwikkH0

(Queen) If this is true, then it sucks. Ruins the game for anyone who isn’t aware of how to get an ADMIN to spawn things in, ie. any new players, any “old” players who just keep to themselves. With the news of Legacy Servers and new servers being created with official release, this problem should be less of an issue.

 

Name: Esme

Input:

seXikanac

Posted July 15

So, as headline asks, what would you change in ARK to make it enjoyable again for majority of players?I have feeling that 80% of players don't experience more than 20% of game. Can't do bosses if you can't survive more than 7 days not to get raided, right?

ESME: My Input: I want less cross servers and more isolated. The duping is outrageous.

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/214595-what-would-you-change-to-make-ark-enjoyable-again-for-most-players/

 

I asked Twitter for their feedback :

Joseph Clark‏ @bamacrimsntide
Flyers speed be able to be leveled up on pve and dedicated pve and singleplayer.

 


UpFromTheDepths‏ @UpFr0mTheDepths
Replying to @RatedArk
I'd change up a lot of the dino designs and animations. I want a better looking T. rex so bad.

 

Murican Zombie‏ @jgossett84
Dino ai. If a rex is stomping on the beach then I want my lesser dinos to haul ass. Better building on console. Tlc patch for older dinos

 

Our CRR Discord Said:

JelliedBigfoot - For xbox, I'd like to get some timed challenges each month, kill x dinos, players or gather x material, etc.
MrBackon - I would like to change the dinosaurs AI so that carnivores attacked other carnivores and not just herbivores. And it would be cool if herbivores lived in packs of 5 to 10 animals

Name:86

Input: Ragnarok devs

 

Just a reminder! Best place to report bugs is in our discord! https://t.co/HeaAHgemcN

 

New Coastal Wyvern Canyon, Q/A and possible bug fixes!! Come hang out!! https://t.co/xfrp3GPd74

https://twitter.com/RagnarokDevs/status/886003377942913024

 

The team of people working on the Ragnarok map are amazing they stream development weekly and do a really fun Q&A. They are super light hearted in their stream and respond to pretty much all the questions, even the ones that they have no control over.

 

I really suggest following their streams and discord.

 

@everyone No doubt everyone is running into new issues since the patch for Ragnarok has been released for the Official DLC. Wildcard has made many changes over the course of them getting the game ready for launch out of early access. You'll see some issues, notably with the sky which we will get fixed over the course of the next few days.
https://gyazo.com/adad2a8d2cebb4723ab431380abaee4d
Good news is, we now have in our possession the new ARK Dev Kit 264.0, which means we will be getting the map up to speed with the necessary fixes as fast as possible. Please hold tight and bear with us while upgrade to the new systems on Ragnarok. heart to everyone! And thank you for your patience, you guys rock! :)
As always, we will keep you posted if any roadblocks are met, or changes need to be made!

 

Name: QueenG

Input: From Survivetheark.com forums under Game Suggestions user IrishTaylor77

Posted Friday at 04:19 PM

“Hey guys it's Irish again!!

So I think it would be awesome if the flags had a new option wheel, on this option wheel would be new options such as Carry, Pick up, and unlock. The option "Carry" allows you to hold the flag In both of your hands and walk/run around with it, the option "Pick up" would allow you to pick up the flag and replace it anywhere you like. The "unlock" option would allow anyone access to the "Carry/Pickup" options.

(While holding the flag In your hands and in the event that you die while doing so, the flag drops on the ground in the upright position at the location of death)

Also when looking at the flag and close enough you could get the option to press "Y" for console to pick up the flag, and double tap "Y" to place the flag down.”

The thread had a few replies mainly centering around the possibility of playing a good old fashioned game of capture the flag using this suggestion. I love this idea. Who else would play capture the flag with me if this became an option?

Name: Promo

Input: Optimizations!

https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/6oub7f/performance_optimizations_still_on_the_agenda/

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/6owrco/have_the_optimizations_have_made_a_difference_in/

 

70% drop in memory usage for servers! Waffle.. Waffle… $$$

Name: LuckyPhantasm

Input: Translation Project

http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/1290691308578867004/

https://crowdin.com/project/ark-survival-evolved/invite/public?show_welcome&d=496f57fe0e6368847ba2df89f4683bcb469028

A project to translate different languages for use in Ark, I think this is a awesome addition to the game. The most voted translations will be included in the game, even if they haven't yet been approved. Please remember to vote for translations for quality translations! What are the groups thoughts? As of now only German and Italian are complete with a lot more to be voted on.

 

Name : Goon

Input : tribe log

https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/6nw9jg/can_tribelog_please_start_with_the_most_recent/

Just a small one talking about the tribe log, and having the newest things on top

 

LAST CALL        

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Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shoutouts? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

Join us in game at  www.crossrealmrebellion.com !

 

Lucky- Gamers in Beta

 

(QueenGnomia) Would You Rather: Be sticky or be itchy for the rest of your life?

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 Episode #10 of Rated EXTRA SHOW NOTES

Welcome to Rated Extra!

Our open discussion gaming podcast that we will be put out whenever we feel like it :)

 

  • Today is the 19th of July , 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

Introduce tonight's crew! Who wants to?

TIME TO TALK GAMES!?

What have you been playing!? If not gaming, What have you been upto?

Name:Norwegian ( will have a steam up if you want Might be Overwatch, Battlefield, Ark or Overwatch)

Input:

Ark, covering on just how much I am enjoying playing on a player dedicated server. No wipe coming but will have new servers with old being labeled as legacy servers. https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/ark-state-of-the-game-r486/

battlefield 1, Having a blast stepping back into the game and how it follows the the feel of battle field unlike hard line.  Hopefully Visceral never makes another one again.

Overwatch, New character coming out, Doomfist and how this game has turned serious but still offers the games for every mode.

Name: QueenG

Input: Sniper Elite 4, Dragon Age: Origins,  

http://store.steampowered.com/app/312660/Sniper_Elite_4/

 

Name:Esme

Input:

We played Unturned on our first CRR Free to Play Fridays event!

I had fun playing as a group but I think we all felt like there was a gap in the progression where we were spoiled being able to punch trees to start crafting in ark, where you have to actually hunt through abandoned zombie infested zones to see if you could fund tools to get stuff. So it was fun for that, but if you wanted to really get into building or crafting it just takes a bit longer to get rolling. The combat is a bit wonky too . I feel like the weapons we get to defend ourselves are kinda janky. Lol

 

 

  • I bought Stardew Valley off of steam for $8.99 . I had been eyeballing it every time it appeared in my Steam Curated Queues
  • “You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town's most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!

 

 

Name: Iron badger

Input: I’ll talk about about going back into Halo:CE in the MCC, Minecraft Minigames, WOWS and warthunder6

 

Name: Luminin

Input: Black Desert Online, Puzzle Pirates Dark Seas, World of Warcraft and VACATION!

 

Black Dessert Online Steam http://store.steampowered.com/app/582660/Black_Desert_Online/

 

Got any Gaming News?

Do you have some gaming news to share? Some releases you can't wait for? A game you were excited for but it bombed? (These are just Suggestions for input! You DON’T need to pick them all :P ) lol

Any game! Any Platform! Share it here!

Name:Norwegian

Input:Destiny 2 Beta (If it will actually let me download)

FOE https://marvelheroes.com/news/news-articles/marvel-heroes-omega

Name: Esme

Input:

 

 

  • We will be talking ALLL About this Saturday Live on our Mixer channel!
  • Dark and Light: Also Felloon told me that dark and light releases into early access tomorrow!  http://store.steampowered.com/app/529180/Dark_and_Light/
  • https://www.playdnl.com/
  • The ABOUT THIS GAME on steam says:
    “The shattered remains of the mother planet Gaia float in stark contrast against the sky on nearby satellite planet, Archos, serving as inescapable evidence of the dark forces surrounding the world. As a lone explorer the wilderness, you must learn to understand the terrain, available natural resources, as well as how to domesticate the local creatures and build a home. You will need to harness and control the magical energy that courses through the planet, or you risk consumed by the looming darkness that permeates throughout the planet.”
  • Dark and Light is a vast sandbox RPG set in a world dominated by powerful elemental forces. Find your way in a meticulously crafted world, featuring breathtaking landscapes, a wide variety of mythical creatures, and limitless possibility to craft, build, and unlock dozens of powerful weapons, spells, and more.

 

Name: Iron Badger

Input: The insane rise of Esports  http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/16/activision-blizzard-is-building-a-professional-esports-league.html

Time to finish the show by digging a little deeper!

 

  • Post a question for the crew to each answer on the show below!
  • It can be a “have you ever?” What's the craziest ? What's your favorite? What's a pet peeve of yours? What would you do? Etc.

 

 

Name: Esme

Input: What video game ability would you like to have in your real life?

 

Name: Iron badger

Input: have you ever raged in a game but that instead of leaving you start screwing with the game i.e. following teammates teabagging in circles,  or in Assassin’s Creed continually jump to your dead to punish enzio for not climbing a wall?

 

Name:Norwegian

Input:What's the worst thing to ever happen to your game or console.  Be it a lost save file or the dog pissed on your console.  Tell me your horror stories.

 

Last call & Recommendations!

 

  • Got anything you forgot to add?
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games? Etc :) ? Share it here!
  • This is a “FREE FOR ALL” ADD ON !

 

Name: Esme

Input: GAH! Finally watched Stranger things! Binged all 8 episodes with the Mr. in a night! Watching my guilty pleasure Big Brother and GAME OF THRONES IS BACK! I started watching Will on TNT A drama about the lost years of young William Shakespeare after his arrival to London in 1589 -- when theatre was like rock and roll and a young man with a dream changed the world with his words.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5734140/

Join us in the games we play at www.crossrealmrebellion.com !

We have A conan Server , 5 ark servers for Pc, an Xbox server, ps4 ark server and host Free to play Friday nights! So far just for PC , but I heard whispers of 86me getting something together for Xbox too.

 

Name: Iron Badger

Input: I’ve been watching the latest seasons of Hawaii 5 0 and NCIS on netflix. The Orville   

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi4tJHEkZfVAhXjy1QKHWpEAYcQtwIIPDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DYy9sKeCE8V0&usg=AFQjCNGdRCtA8l7zqOiX383RMWNqgr6PWQ

 

Name: QueenG

Input: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4047038/

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Episode 57 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode  of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is July 8th , 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :Foe

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

 

Esme: Ark has changed its price already to $59.99 http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110/ARK_Survival_Evolved/

They tell us why with this tiny tweet lol https://twitter.com/survivetheark/status/882727493349912576

 

Tweet Time!

Esme:

(AS THE TWEETER TURNS!)

 

Jen‏ @bubblywums
More info on the memory-related crash on Xbox:
Read: http://tl.gd/n_1sq0gaf
12:39 AM - 3 Jul 2017

Twit Longer:

More info on the memory-related crash on Xbox:
We have identified the source of the memory crash on Xbox. In attempts to improve the visual quality of creatures on console, the console is now unfortunately running out of memory. In areas where lots of dinos are grouped together (ie. large bases, caves), the console would crash back to dashboard.

We are currently further diagnosing the best response to this problem. We would obviously like to continue to visually improve ARKs creatures, but cannot do so at the expense of memory. We are doing some LOD (level of design) changes on creatures to hopefully find a happy middle ground between quality and functionality. Visually this could mean that it takes creature textures longer to load in than previous when entering an area with a large amount of creatures, but overall should still look better.

I'll continue to update you all on the situation when I have more information.

 

Jen‏ @bubblywums
In terms of the origami quality dinos on Xbox, it's only a temporary measure to stop the memory crash while we work on a permanent fix.
9:35 PM - 4 Jul 2017

 

Jat‏ @Jatheish
Hey guys!
Currently looking for feedback from PC and Xbox Single-Player Survivors!
10:42 AM - 8 Jul 2017

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/210467-pc-xbox-single-player-dino-spawning/

 

Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy

ARK v261 PC released,  Xbox v758 is well into cert today! Xbox & PS4 Ragnarok slated June 19, along /w first big Ragnarok Official update!
12:55 PM - 7 Jul 2017

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/883368910988484608

 

Esme: With all of the crazy server stuff going on I just want to remind our listeners of this

Pinned Tweet
Adam‏ @thelilpanda  Jun 3

Please report any server outages & connection issues on our outage form (this ensures it will not be missed):
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8Xn6z_RP7fxGgH_86VZAKDzqmbDboanrC51GSpr_1v9_PLA/viewform

PC Patch Notes - Prometheus - (only reading highlighted)

Current Version: v261.0

- Fix for singleplayer creature spawns becoming depleted over time as they did not come out of hibernation properly.
- Fixed player/bed location not appearing at the correct location on the map.
- Allowed Ankylo to attack with it's tail while in a floating state.
- Fix for boss tribute requirements, removing alpha items and reducing cost of apex items.
- Fix for the black sky on The Center.
- Fix for Disable Resource Harvesting setting not working.
- Fix for Trike walking sound.
- Fix for Rex eggs falling under the map (due to missing poop socket with new increased capsule size).
- Increased tentacles dropped from the Tuso from 1 to 8.
- Increased chance for an alpha to spawn (in multiplayer only) by 2x.
- Fix for dino attacks not functioning correctly while underwater.
- Fix for ankylo not being able to use it's new secondary attack reliably.
- Decreased food consumption for baby Troodons.
- Fixed improper baby Wyvern food values.
- Fixed animation issue with idle Rex.
- Fixed volume of Craft All sound.
- Fixed issue where deceased tames left death cache's even with an empty inventory.
- Added Tek Trough engram to the Manticore.
- Fixed music in The Center Dragon boss fight.
- Added Yutyrannus to Tek Cave.
- Rebalanced all boss HP and damage to scale from 1x (Gamma) to 3x (Alpha) in singleplayer. This does not include The Center double boss arena, which has 35% less HP and damage than it's individual Island counterparts.
- Improved atmospheric fog when using -nomansky.
- Fixed armor sorting to sort by item name, and then quality.
- Fixed engrams sometimes not displaying proper while in folder view.
- New Dragon Trophy and Sloped Thatch Roof icons.
- Mantis and Scorpion now receive the Oviraptor egg laying buff.
- Above-ground oil rocks harvest-health reduced by 50%, and underwater oil nodes harvest-health increased by 33%.
- Decreased snow bushes resources to 20% the amount of resources (20% harvest-health), and increased snow trees by 200% resources (200% harvest-health).
- Diplodocus is now considered a large herbivore, meaning medium sized carnivores will no longer attack it.
- Non-Queen Bees no longer give XP.
- Reduced Ichthyornis targeting range against players/tames by 35%.
- Ichthyornis no longer attacks players or tames that are underwater, only fish.
- Lowered rotation rate in Kaprosuchus attacks, which previously made it run and swim in circles while trying to attack.
- Dung Beetle is no longer aggressive unless provoked.
- Onyc now have a 10% chance per melee hit to apply megarabies to victim.
- Underwater dino attacks properly rebound to primary-fire (LMB) where appropriate.
- Underwater and cave crates now give two items instead of one.
- Reduced Troodon damage by 33%.
- Reduced Pegomastax health (200 base to 120 base).
- Fixed issue where structures would not demo properly.
- Fixed lighting issue with The Center volcano.
- Added visual indicator for tames and players when their inventory slots are maxed out.
- Updated Direwolf jump animation.
- Fixed an issue where dinos would not regenerate health while in stasis.
- Thatch Roof renamed to Thatch Ceiling.
- All hatchframes properly named when placed in the world (previously called Trapdoors).
- Fixed alpha particle effect on underwater alphas to be visible in water.
- Fixed an issue where disabling engrams on the host menu and re-enabling caused the engram to still be invisible.
- Reduced Titanoboa's terrain scaling abilities, specifically reducing its ability to scale cave walls and end up on the ceiling.
- Revisited move-around-blockade AI on dinos, meaning they should get stuck against terrain less often than previous.
- Improved logic for tamed dinos getting stuck less in other tamed dinos (there are a lot of edge cases here, but should overall be better).
- Removed "Distance: " label from "Following" Floating HUD. Now displays for 30 seconds after changing, and while the extended HUD is open (press-and-hold H key).
- Megapiranha size reduced by 20%.
- Made torches equippable on all appropriate land dino saddles. Drag the torch onto the saddle to equip.
- Tek Replicator can now only be crafted at the Obelisks in singleplayer.
- Allowed spear attack and melee attacks without completely exiting running (just a quick temp stop), except for clubs & swords.
- Fixed Frozen Canteens from 'spoiling' into empty containers instead of regular Filled Canteens.
- Can no longer use the spear to harvest trees.
- Added durability to Miners Helmet and Flashlight.
- Reduced max number of spider minions by 30% and make them 30% tougher.
- Fixed Kairuku spawns in singleplayer.
- Creatures in caves have been altered. Changes include more Arthropleura, Titanoboa and Leeches in the Swamp Cave, removed Scorpions. Removed bats, spiders, penguins, and piranhas in the Ice Cave. Added 'Polar Bears', Purlovias, and Sabertooth Salmon to the Ice Cave.
- Consuming Rare Mushroom and Rare Flowers now gives their intended effects.
- Fixed low LODs for dinos (specifically to fix Beaver and Ovis).
- After using Transfer All the inventory searching automatically clears.
- Unsort inventory now works correctly on remote inventories.
- Food consumption on dinos raised from 0.1 to 0.25 per unit Health regenerated.
- Griffins, female Ovis, and female Megaloceros now retain their color properly in singleplayer.

CRUISING THE FORUMS EPISODE!

This means that you need to:

1: Head to the forums at https://survivetheark.com/, Reddit, or the Steam forums , twitter posts, Ark Facebook Group posts, etc and find a post you think would be great to talk about on the show this week !

2: Copy and paste the forum post below with the link.

3: Take the time to look of the forum posts of others and add any thoughts on the topics :)

 

Promo:

https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/6m10zv/dean_hall_criticizes_ark_pricing_as_fuing/

 

Dean Hall criticizes Ark pricing as fu**ing OUTRAGEOUS! Submitted by Zeroooo0

http://www.pcgamer.com/dean-hall-criticizes-arks-price-increase-as-ing-outrageous/

You know you screwed up when you got a former dev that is in development hell calling out your game. I agree though Ark especially the latest update is nowhere near ready for release. The devs should delay the game at least another year or a few months to iron out everything.

I would also argue the price is far too high knowing the shape the game is in. And if it will be released in this state.

ItsKony 5 hours ago
Didn't realize I should care so much about a former developer of DayZ, a failed game.
As for the price the developers have always been open about the price increasing on release, you had two years to buy the game so I'm not going to take someone crying about price seriously when they had more than enough chances to buy the game for 15-30 USD.
As for the price, is it worth it? 6.5k hours here and it's a title I've played longer than any other modern game out today and for the amount of content that it now includes, it's way more than what we got day 1 of the game.
That is something DayZ will never accomplish, let alone even announce any actual release date for their game. Getting comments from a guy who abandoned his game that still isn't released, lol k

Esme has some comments to add to this topic

86 afk for a sec

Esme:

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/209525-wildcard-when-are-you-going-to-fix-the-pvp-in-this-game/

Raiding is stupidly ez. By XtulkusX



The time invested in Def is 5000% more then Offence and still cant hold off even small raiding parties.

Not showing who destroyed things is bad for pvp.

Not showing what server someone is from is bad for pvp.

Before Server poop transfers you could retaliate.  Others on the server would not trust them.  You had to play smart in your raids.

After there is no pvp.  It is go scout a server, wait till late at night and offline raid.


Takes very little to raid a base with 40+ auto turrets.  ONLY the Alphas with 100s of turrets have a chance to hold out.

Auto Turrets do so little damage to Tames you can send on in take hits and pull it back.  Force feed to heal and do it again until turrets are empty then 5-6 C4 and you are in even if they 3-4 stack walls its stupidly ez to get in.  The time to make the C4 is SOOO small compared to the time to build the base.
pvpers call offline raiding pvp when its pve.
Wildcard needs to update the game where base can def with little effort and raiding takes planning and actual skill.
FYI this post is for Wildcard not the kiddies that think they are pvping in this game right now.

Giga - https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/124237-bounty-hacking-exploits-bugs-updated-as-of-28th-of-march-2017/

So they are paying people to turn over hacks.

Teadybear

 

I found this story on servive the ark.com and enjoyed it because of some comments about gaming with family in discord this week.

 

Stor

My story starts out with my daughter telling me about the game.  It seemed interesting, dinos, guns, building, etc.  But I'm not a PVP player so I think it's not for me.  A while goes by and my daughter keeps asking if I tried it out.  Finally I give in and try out the Xbox demo, I think it was an hour or something like that.  So I decide what the heck, I find a random server, create my character, spawn in, walk around...  seconds later raptors eat me alive!  I go wow, this is hard, spawn in again, live a few more minutes then... raptors!  Well, now this is interesting play until the limit goes out and well, that was it.  I was hooked, bought the game and have mostly played it since.

Please keep making sure that you keep us that play the game differently than what the goals of the game design are/were.  We love the game as well and want to keep playing and getting others to play as well.

 

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?app=core&module=members&controller=profile&id=298038&tab=node_steam_steamprofile

86

How many duping mega tribe wars have to happen...

 

Before you folks will address the situation? For every faction or french touch there are hundreds or thousands of people just trying to have a good time with this game who get caught up and wiped by ppl who don't care about leaving a turtle holding 1500 c4 unattended. Do you know how fucking long it takes to grind that much c4 if you're not an alpha? If you guys want to wipe at release and you're afraid folks will be pissed I get it, but if you keep the veil of secrecy on the issue until then you're going to lose the bystanders who don't want to deal with the lack of integrity in your game AND the people who are still relying on your last word that a wipe wasn't coming who are trading (in some cases using cash money) to stay at a point they can be protected from the duping hordes.

And yes I know you take the responsibility on yourself to use real money to buy something for a game like this but be that as it may, those folks are gonna be royally pissed if you announce an all server wipe at the end of July right before release. They're just going to go elsewhere.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ARKone/comments/6kjxsz/how_many_duping_mega_tribe_wars_have_to_happen?sort=confidence

 

Foe - https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/133037-best-color-mutation/

 

Thought this was cool people showing off there cool color mutations

LAST CALL        

____________________________________________________

Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

 

Esme: Come and join us in Cross Realm Rebellion Gaming Group at www.crossrealmrebellion.com!

 

CRR Gaming Group Member has a dream to open a LITH3X Gaming Lounge! If you want to check it out

A place for gamers to come together and play games using personal / rented equipment, while enjoying a coffee shop at the same time!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1696043712/lith3x-gaming-lounge/description

Due to summer activities and many of our hosts splitting their time up and across more games atm, so dont be surprised if you hear more Rated Extra type shows in the future .

Time to play! “Thats a GAME!?”

We are going to finish the show up by sharing a game that we have found on any platform that is so weird! So crazy! So jaw dropping or bizarre that you ask yourself , “THATS A GAME!?”

 

Name: Esme :

http://store.steampowered.com/app/611790/House_Party/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/394870/Office_Battle/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/546380/Crispy_Chicken/

Name:gigabyte

http://store.steampowered.com/app/359050/Shower_With_Your_Dad_Simulator_2015_Do_You_Still_Shower_With_Your_Dad/

 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/221910/The_Stanley_Parable/

Name:Foe

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327890/I_am_Bread/?curator_clanid=7099409  lol wtf play as bread

Name: A86me

http://store.steampowered.com/app/231910/Leisure_Suit_Larry_in_the_Land_of_the_Lounge_Lizards_Reloaded/

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Episode #9 of Rated EXTRA SHOW NOTES

Welcome to Rated Extra!

Our open discussion gaming podcast that we will be put out whenever we feel like it :)

 

  • Today is June 28th , 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!

 

Introduce tonight's crew! Who wants to?

TIME TO TALK GAMES!

Suggestions for input! (Obviously don’t pick them all :P ) lol

What are you doing in game!? Do you have some gaming news to share? Some releases you can't wait for? A game you were excited for but it bombed or you loved?

Any game! Any Platform! Share it here!

Name:gigabyte

Input:dead frontier and fire emblem conquest.

https://www.deadfrontier.com/

http://fireemblemfates.nintendo.com/

Name: Iron Badger(Poshy)

Input: I have been playing Cold Waters a new sub simulator based in the cold war

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei30pLIK9_Y . I’m giddy to see more about Ubisoft’s new IP Skull and Bones shown at E3

http://store.steampowered.com/app/541210/Cold_Waters/

Steam http://store.steampowered.com/app/541210/Cold_Waters/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A72NoMuQst0 .

I’ve also gone back to playing some classics ES IV Oblivion on the Xbox as well as Ark, and SW battlefront II and the original TC:Ghost Recon which I picked up on steam. And last but not least my weekly Halo escapades with friends on Xbox.

 

Name: Esme

Input:

 

  • I am still rocking out Ark almost Nightly.
  • I love the new Ragnarok Xpac. The map is amazing! The changes to the pilliar drama is the same. Everyone just tossed down foundations which repels future resource spawns or double stacking pillars and attaching a ladder or placing a pillar and tossing a saddle on it …. So yeah. The beautiful map on official is not friendly to new people at all and it's cool they didn't charge for it because I think many would be pissed :)

 

 

 

  • On the Rag official server a few of us are tribed up on, they have been having crashes followed by a roll back, which was cool when some egg thieves were making their rounds on the server and stealing eggs from people in their hatcheries, one through a open window and then POOF a roll back! Poetic Just for the win!

 

 

 

  • I bought Terraria and Portal Knights on the steam sale and have only played them both about an hour.
  • About Portal Knights :

 

 

 

 

Name:Foe

Input:been table top gaming alot , herizon zero dawn , gtaV , and my mobile

 

Name:Void

Input:I have been playing ark suriva evolved primal on yogibearcubs server. Currently trying to get enough narcotics to down the world (stockpile). I play on Ps4 had an Xbox one but Things happened with the company and me so got rid of it. First time doing a stream.

 

Name: Norwiegian

Input: Been learning the ways of the ark with 86, teddy and bobby on the xbox. They were nice enough let me join in on the recruit tripe a few weeks back and have had patience with coaching me.

 

On the side, I’m playing Assassin's Creed Unity to catch up and be ready for Origins. Trying to grind out a second play through on Mass Effect Andromeda and playing terribly on Rocket League.

 

Name: Yogi

Input: Games, games and more games!

Friday the 13th the Game: http://store.steampowered.com/app/438740/Friday_the_13th_The_Game/

 

Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game where players take on the role of a teen counselor, or for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. You and six other unlucky souls will do everything possible to escape and survive while the most well-known killer in the world tracks you down and brutally slaughters you.

 

Elder Scrolls Online Marrowind:

https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/en/morrowind

 

The Lost Prophecies speak of the Incarnate, a reincarnation of the Dunmer hero Nerevar, arriving in Morrowind to rid the land of a dark curse. To fulfill this prophecy, the Emperor sends an unknown and uncertain imperial courier to the island of Vvardenfell. Through a series of dangerous and magical quests, this unknown courier is transformed into one of the Emprire’s most enduring heroes.

 

Diablo® III: Rise of the Necromancer:

https://us.battle.net/shop/en/product/diablo-iii-rise-of-the-necromancer?utm_campaign=LQA_D3_L_Necromancer_0_Q3_2017_NA&utm_medium=Search&utm_source=Google%20US&utm_content=21835617

 

Return to the mortal realms with deadly new powers of blood, bone and essence. The Rise of the Necromancer Pack unearths a trove of new Diablo III content.

 

Farpoint: PSVR

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/farpoint-ps4/

 

Farpoint is a riveting VR space adventure set on a hostile alien planet. On a mission to pick up scientists studying an anomaly near Jupiter, a sudden rupture nearby sends you and their station crashing onto an unknown alien world.

 

Name: Tuxedobadger

 

Input: I’ve been slowly playing through BOTW and finally finished up all of the shrines. Next stage is upgrading all of my armor, and just avoiding fighting Gannon at all costs.

 

I’ve also been trying out Conan Exiles with Felloon on his private super exclusive server. There have been some cool updates (climbing coming soon!) and some awesome mods. So far the big dog mods seem to be HomeBrew, the stack mod that goes with it, and Pythagoras. I’m not sure if there are some other amazing ones. If anyone has some suggestions JOIN THE CRR AND LET US KNOW IN DISCHORD. Nerds.

A friend of mine got me back into HOTS. I’ve ran a bunch of matches with promo, and a few with Foe. I just finished my promotion matches. I ran all 10 with the same guy as a duo que, and when we got our ranks for the season, he got silver 5 and I got gold 3. Thanks blizz!

Time to finish the show by digging a little deeper!

 

  • Post a question for the crew to each answer on the show below!
  • It can be a “have you ever?” What's the craziest ? What's your favorite? What's a pet peeve of yours? What would you do? Etc.

 

 

Name: Esme

Input: What is the best prank(s) you have ever pulled off on someone  ? If you don’t have any, what is one that has been pulled on you?

Name:Foe

Input:If you had a limitless budget and was put in charge of making any game you wanted what would it be .

Name: Iron Badger(Poshy)

Input: Have you ever projectile puked in Public?

Name:Void

Input:What is the weirdest thing that you've done for an ex (non sexual just thought id pt that out there)?

Name:Norwiegian

Input: What 3 games would you take to an island and play for the rest of your life?

 

Tuxedobadger: After hearing the last CRR and reading the reddit post about unhealthy gaming, what are your healthy gaming habits?

Recommendations!!

 

  • Got anything you forgot to add?
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games? Etc :) ? Share it here!
  • This is a “FREE FOR ALL” ADD ON !

 

Name:Esme

Input: I have been watching The Moaning of Life on netflix and it is hilarious!

https://www.netflix.com/title/80126513 "An Idiot Abroad" star Karl Pilkington confronts middle age by visiting countries around the world to study their customs, values and cultures.

Name:Foe

Input:Netflix - the flash , bloodline (SOOO GOOD ) , and so sad to see sense * go , and ….. WINTER IS COMNING!!!!!!

 

Name: Iron Badger(Poshy)

Input: I’ve been listening to many audiobooks via audible while at work lately my favorites being the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman trilogy by Brian Jacques(famous for the Redwall novels) and the Aeronaut's windlass By Jim Butcher the first book of the Cinder spire series.   

 

Name:Void

Input:The Chronicles of Nick books if you like zombies Demons and Killer teachers you'll Love this book series. It's by Sherrilyn Kennyon http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/book-series/chronicles-of-nick/

 

Name: Norwiegian

Input: Binge watching Into The Badlands and gearing up for the long watch of game of thrones….I’m still a season behind….Don’t judge me.

 

Name: Yogi

Input: Fished out, Better call saul

 

Name: TuxedoBadger

Input: I started watching the Stargate series’ again. I picked up and finished Stargate Atlantis first (damn that ending) and moved on to the original series after that. It’s so good, but soo bad, but soooo good.

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Episode 56  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 56 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is  June 24th  , 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • And you can now watch us record each episode Saturdays on Twitch 10:30pm est at www.twitch.tv/ratedark  or mixer.com/RatedArk!

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :

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)

 

 

 

 

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

FB Reply  to my question about the new patch notes:

Brandon

I am really happy to see things winding down. While I enjoy new stuff the game needed heavy optimization work. I am hoping for a few more patches like this before August 8th.

 

Console players like myself do not have access to mods. So things like an option to ignore clipping is a major deal.

 

 

 

Mike

Added Spinosaurus roar.

Improved landing AI for Quetzal and Wyvern

Reduced tail collision on medium and large creatures.

Thanks the gods! Progress!

 

https://www.facebook.com/RatedArk/posts/654440038086805?notif_t=like&notif_id=1498351260232978

 

SCARLETTE DIARIES FOE

Dear Diary,

 

Things have been a little crazy lately! Some friends decided to go to a distant, unknown land and start a tribe there. I chose to join them, as it sounded like a ton of fun, and it has been! The people there are relatively friendly, and while it isn't easy, it's nice to struggle alongside other people. I've learned two things: building by the swamp means you get attacked constantly, and not all neighbors are nasty. I can't wait to continue the fun times with my tribemates!

 

Yours truly,

Scarlettefury

 

 

 

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

Tweet time!

 

Promo:

NEWS: Tweet Jeremy Stieglitz@arkjeremy

New ARK Major version v260 coming to Steam on Monday: new TEK Trough, new Sabertooth, & moar bug fixes, optimizations, and rebalances!

 

 

 

 

 

ARK: Survival Evolved and Scorched Earth are available on Steam at 51% off as part of the Summer Sale!

https://twitter.com/survivetheark/status/878599107077648384

 

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

NEWS: Tweet Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy

Xbox +PS4 update coming Monday too! Had it ready today, but took extra day 2 get thru console patch QA, sadly (& they close for weekend) :-P

 

Esme : Dino eating stasis changes https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/203143-stasis-food-consumption-floating-in-waterfloating/

 

PC Patch Notes: Promo

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/166421-pc-patch-notes-current-v25886-upcoming-259-11-am-est/

 

PROMO READS

Current Version: v259.35

- Fixed Pegomastax taming.

- Fixed Megalania not climbing after server restart.

v259.32

- Added in eating animations for Carno and Araneo

- Added an ambient sound to the Obelisks

- Adjusted the rate of Mutton, it is still more effective versus Prime Meat, but not as close to Kibble.

- Fixed singleplayer Primitive Plus crash.

- Fixed Dino Count slider in the host menu UI.

- Fixed issue with hibernation in singleplayer.

- Fixed another cooking pot crash.

v259.31

- Fixed some baby dinos eating more in stasis than intended.

- Updated Localizations, thank you brilliant translators!!!!! <3

v259.3

- Fixed tribute crafting at the Tek Cave terminal.

- Fixed plant species X hitbox.

- Clamped crafting skill for servers using player level modifiers. Set to CraftingSkillBonusMultiplier=1.0 as default.

- Fixed a crash with the cooking pot.

- Fixed issue with Megalosaurus not dismounting players properly.

TEADY READS

v259.0

One Time Player Respec Applied To All Characters

- New Item: Tek Tapejara Saddle!

- New Skill: Crafting Skill! Replaces Crafting speed. Crafting Skill increases crafted blueprint quality by up to a 64% multiplier on bonus stats for 100 points into Crafting Skill. The item then displays your name and your tribe name and indicates what percent bonus you received when crafting. It still increases the rate at which you can craft items, as well as grants higher stat benefits from cooking custom recipes.

- New Feature: Corpse Locator! Upon death, a beam of light shoots into the sky to help the player locate where they died. Enabled on Official Servers by default. Add bUseCorpseLocator=true to your Game.ini for server use.

- New Host Option: Disable Structure Placement Collision! Unofficial Servers and single-players can enable this feature to allow them to place structures that clip into terrain. Add bDisableStructurePlacementCollision=true to your Game.ini for server use.

- New Host Option: Use Singleplayer Settings! When enabled, this edits all game settings to be more balanced for an individual player experience. Add bUseSingleplayerSettings=true to your Game.ini for server use. This is automatically enabled for Non Dedicated servers too, you can disable it in your host menu settings, or set the ini to false.

- New Host Option: Fast Decay! Enable this option for a fixed constant decay period for "Fast Decay" structures (such as pillars or lone foundations). Add FastDecayInterval (default is 43200) to your Game.ini for server use.

 

ESME WILL READ

- Implemented hibernation from console to PC, which introduces over 500MB saved in memory for spawning dinos.

- Fixed graphical issue with crops appearing massive.

- Fixed player ragdolls becoming malformed when falling from great heights.

- Fixed player getting stuck in rocks/trees/structures when logging out in single player.

- Fixed dino spawning issues in single player that caused over-spawning of certain creatures over time and issue where spawns were becoming depopulated.

- Fixed single player settings via the slider from resetting.

- Fixed BabyCuddleIntervalMultiplier setting via the host menu.

- Fixed traps not working after a game/server restart (bear traps, species Y traps, narcotic traps, alarms).

- Fixed various lighting issues on The Island and The Center.

- Fixed low landscape LODs on both the Center and the Island when using low viewing distance (certain landscape will stream in better quality from further away, e.g. skull island on the Center).

- Improved war paint on female model around the hairline.

- Added featured to allow players to set the light level of their lamps.

- Changed static mesh of Plant Species X to remove swaying and firing animation to reduce client FPS drops.

- Added on-screen indicator icon when structure placement is in rotation-mode.

- Fixed issue where the cooking pot provided infinite dye.

- Buffs that prevent firing (such as the shock buff) now cause the player to lower their weapon.

- Made Alt-Fire on the paintbrush now “Paint Yourself”.

- Added new live versions of all in-game music.

- Fixed issue in singleplayer where logging out with a tool equipped caused the inventory to lock up.

- Implemented kill zone under the sea floor.

- Fixed Supply Crate SFX to always be audible.

- Added new music stingers when you tame a creature.

- Increased range of boss music in the arenas.

- Days are now 25% longer. Night time remains unchanged.

- Tribe ownership settings now default to Personally Owned in singleplayer/non-dedi.

- Fixed issue that causes sitting on a chair on a platform saddle not to calculate player temperature and location appropriately.

 

 

 

 

Queen G

- Fixed issue where being unconscious would cause the player not to receive lava damage.

- Tek rifles now stop working in thunderstorms.

- Homing rockets no longer target your own turrets.

- Mindwipe tonic can now only be applied once per level up.

- Stat decrease of blueprints from fishing.

- Removed all current fishing rods.

- Reduced max fish size that is catchable with a fishing rod with: Honey to 2.2, Leech Blood to 1.88, and Sap to 0.94.

- Reduced fishing rod effectiveness by 35%. With these changes, we have wiped all existing Fishing Rods from player characters.

- Increased Liopleurodon loot quality buff by 20%.

- ATV engram is available in singleplayer after reaching max ascension.

- Fixed issue where walking through electrical cables and pipes would cause the camera to move around in unintended ways.

- Fixed issue where feeding trough was not updating spoilage timers.

- Fixed issue where the player could get stuck inside doors by closing the door on themself.

- Removed boss arena and Tek Cave timers in non-dedicated.

- PVE no-build functionality has been removed from non-dedi.

- Slightly increased difficulty of the Cavern of Lost Faith.

- Prevented regular dinosaur gateways from supporting behemoth gates.

- Added final statted items to loot crates.

- Fixed canvas not being visible when placed on Tek walls.

- Added lots of crystal, obsidian, and rich metal to all caves except the Tek Cave.

- Re-added metal to the volcano, approximately 70% of its previous resources.

- Added categories for maps in the host menu.

- Added an alternate engram points per level array to non-dedi.

- Fixed issue where wooden cages would heal themselves when picked up.

- Fixed issue where player could wield a riot shield and chainsaw at the same time.

- Decreased mutton effectiveness by 20%. (additional changes to the Kibble system to come)

- Re-balanced speed gained per player level up.

- Fixed not being able to sit in chairs/benches when placed too close to a table.

- Increased radius of house buff by double. Also flagged gate frames as walls which allows them to give the indoor buff.

- Fixed issue where dinos placed in cages would float upwards and glitch out of the cage.

- Fixed an issue where players could not walk inside of fallen redwood trees.

- Corrected specimen implant colors after ascending.

- Obelisks now save inventory in singleplayer.

- Boss biomes no longer hear time of day transition sounds

- Fixed frozen vacuum chamber walls showing as windows in localized clients

- Reduced Club effectiveness scaling with quality by 55%.

- Updated Sweet Veggie Cake recipe to require Giant Bee Honey as a crafting ingredient.

- Elevator Platforms no longer stack

Dino Specific Changes:

- Fixed issue where dino attacks could not do damage under low server FPS.

- Fixed the dino fleeing mechanic so that dinos should no longer run into walls endlessly.

- Fixed the dino fleeing mechanic so that dinos should attempt to run towards the player and not towards water, previously causing them to torpor out in water and drown. In the case where the dino cannot reach the player, it may still end up running towards water via picking a random direction.

- Fixed issue with Thylacoleo, Kaprosuchus, Megalosaurus, and Tuso where when attacking, the creature was able to force the target under world geometry and make them unrideable/unmovable.

- Rebalanced speed gained per tamed level up on all dinos.

- Fixed issue where unconscious player could be pushed through terrain by a Kaprosuchus.

- Fixed issue where Tuso could grab through Iceberg geometry.

- Fixed issue where babies were consuming less food when floating.

- Fixed issue where babies were consuming more food than intended as they tried to regain health. Regaining health no longer costs food for babies.

- Changed all creature names to use their long form.

- Made Troodons scared of light sources.

- Raised Ptero saddle level requirement to 38.

- Added damage scalers to Trike and Stego which makes them more resistant to damage.

- Increased Parasaur stamina by 50% and increased its speed in water.

- Increased Angler light radius underwater.

- Decreased amount of fall damage for tamed Giga’s.

- Made Moschops easier to tame.

- Increased insulation ability of Dimetrodon.

- Fixed fur cap on Mesopithecus.

- Fixed Santa hat on Gallimimus.

- Fixed alignment of metal water taps on pipes.

- Rebalanced Equus saddle cost.

- Reduced the gather rates of the Therizino.

- Reduced base damage of wild and tamed Gigas.

- Fixed issues with Ovis and Kentro where their baby/egg would fall through the floor.

- Creatures will no longer drown when they are encumbered.

- Fixed an issue where fish did not appear in Lower South Cave (Cave 1).

- Removed piranha spawns from the shallow pools in the redwoods.

- Decreased wild Carno damage by 15%.

- Reduced Terrorbird spawns in the redwoods.

- Removed Titanosaur spawn from Herbivore Island.

- Fixed issue where beehives were stacking on top of each other.

- Wild Ichthyornis HP reduced by 50%.

- Added HUD notification for Pegomastax when it is not pickpocketing.

- Added HUD message for Ichthyornis stealing, and for Ichthy making you drop your weapon.

- If a tamed Yutyrannus has carno followers, the followers now properly attack the same target.

- Fixed issue where riding on a Phiomia/Carbonemys caused the players size to increase by twice the normal size.

- Added functionality to allow the Gigantopithecus to gather fiber using the ‘C’ key.

- Added cooldown to Tuso so that it’s ink ability cannot be spammed.

- Increased Trilobite spawns to be more common in shallow areas.

- Made it so that Fertilized eggs do not count towards the egg count in the given area. This was causing fertilized eggs to be laid and the dino to go on breeding cooldown but no actual egg was laid.

- Increased unstasis range on Trilobites, Eurypterids, and Ammonites.

- Deep Ocean Coel added, with increased unstasis range and bias towards being larger sized.

- Land creatures now only receive 50% of their regular additional speed increase while swimming (does not include Spino or amphibians).

- Fixed dung beetles not processing fertilizer correctly after server restart.

- Prevented Pegomastax from attacking when the player has nothing it can steal.

- Added 30s cooldown after the player is stolen from unless the player attacks the Pego, in which case it will ignore the cooldown.

- Prevented Pegomastax from robbing same-team.

- Fixed issue where passive tames would not resume eating after being knocked out and eventually starve.

- Increased SFX distance for Ichthyornis and Hesperornis.

- Fixed the Egg Hatching bar from disappearing in singleplayer when relogging.

- Fixed issue where torpor stat for newly tamed dinos was not displaying correctly.

- Fixed issue where stasis was reducing the food consumption of dinos.

- Hyaenodon taming now scales properly with taming server settings.

- Reduced turning speed of tames by 0.5s their current speed when they are in combat, so creatures like the Manta and Ptero can turn fast enough to properly attack.

- Enabled pack buff to tamed Kentros.

- Increased duration of Giga roar.

- Fixed Quetzal platform not being paintable.

- Added Spinosaur roar.

- Added missing eating animations and sounds for creatures (should all have a proper animation now! Still have a few more eating sounds to add).

- Prevented baby Thylacoleo’s from spawning on redwood trees when born.

- Improved landing AI for Quetzal and Wyvern.

- Fixed an issue where flyers out of stamina would not auto-land and would get stuck in the air.

- Fixed Megalosaurus breeding to prevent babies from needing/going to sleep.

- Fixed Thylacoleo from always roaring when coming out of stasis.

- Fixed Thylacoleo from assuming a “superman” pose when jumping on a surface it couldn’t climb.

- Fixed Thylacoleo from getting into a state where it would walk forward without player input.

- Fixed server crash caused by Thylacoleo.

- Reduced tail collision on medium and large creatures.

- Fixed babies from ‘growing’ into the ground over time as they aged.

- Improved logic to minimize Sarco tails from gravitating towards ceilings.

- Fixed Move To whistle command to work after dismounting a dino if the dino is in a group, also now plays proper animation.

- Fixed the player from taking damage while riding on a Griffin in singleplayer.

- Added Griffin icon and level up animation.

- Fixed the spyglass not functioning properly while flying on the Griffin.

- Fixed issue where the Griffin gained unintended speed when equipping a weapon.

- Fixed an issue where dinos could aggro turrets even though no damage was being done.

v258.86

 

 

 

 

CRUISING THE FORUMS EPISODE!

This means that you need to:

1: Head to the forums at https://survivetheark.com/, Reddit, or the Steam forums , twitter posts, Ark Facebook Group posts, etc and find a post you think would be great to talk about on the show this week !

2: Copy and paste the forum post below with the link.

3: Take the time to look of the forum posts of others and add any thoughts on the topics :)

 

Promo - We dont want a TEK Feeding trough, we want a tier 2 feeding trough!

 

Submitted 8 hours ago by air401
Seriously, raising anything, especially on Scorched Earth with a regular trough is annoying as hell.
I literally have to get up every 2 hours to restock the feeding trough on scorched earth.
How is this even healthy?! Oh its nots, i over slept by 2 hours and my thyla and 2 rex's starved.
Thats even WITH full feeding troughx2 and perserving salts and COOKED MEAT on the dino's.
Still starved. I only have access to SE resources as i have no assets on the island map. So ya.
We need a tier 2 feeding trough..maybe a refrigerated one.
This new implement of a tek trough would be like us going from slingshot to assault rifle with nothing in between. Its idiotic.

 

 

BOBBY

Full Upfront Disclaimer: I like challenges. This entire post, at no point will be me trying to say "I want this particular thing to be easy. I'm not saying that. I think the "best" in a game should require effort. End game alpha tribes with the best stuff got there for a reason. I'm not arguing that. I believe in that. I get it.

This post is targeting one specific area of the game:

Breeding Imprints facilitate unhealthy gaming lifestyles.

We live in a time right now where gamers get a bad rap when it comes to health. And, for the most part, it's probably for good reason - we sit on our asses a lot, we don't get up and move nearly as much as we should, we typically eat junk because we're too engrossed in the game to make effort to cook or go out or whatever, and we're hunched over half the time like Mr Burns in our chairs with some pretty poor posture. I'm guilty of all of the above, so don't think I'm blaming anyone. And I know plenty of gamers do try to make effort to break this mold, and succeed. But my point is...

Health in gaming should be a bigger deal than it is. Unhealthy gamers are becoming kind of an epidemic. And it extends beyond just what I posted above - it can include big picture stuff, like addiction and shitty sleep cycles.

The sleep is a big one. Gamers are notorious for having bad sleep habits. And sleep is easily one of the biggest contributing factors to your overall health. Your mood, your body, your day to day life - sleep affects everything.

So why, then, do I feel like this is something worth posting about?

Now is the time where the developers are "fixing" areas of the game. A lot of fixes need to happen, and this has been brought up many times before. But I'm bringing it up again because this particular area is especially concerning. This isn't about "game balance" or "bug fixing" or any of that.

This is about changing one area of the game that actually supports incredibly unhealthy living.

The only way to get a 100% imprint on any dino legitimately (I say legitimate as in, not giving your account info to another player for help) is to essentially fuck up your life a bit. There's no other argument that can be said. On the 2 day breeds, it can be done with minimal fuckery but on a 4+ day breed, forget it. The only way you come close to full imprinting a 4+ day breed, is by seriously fucking up your lifestyle and promoting incredibly bad health habits.

The window of opportunity for imprinting is every approximate 4 hours. The only way to get a 100% imprint is to ensure you're hitting those 4 hour windows pretty frequently. What this means is you actually have to intentionally wake up in the middle of the night religiously every 3-4 hours just to do a fucking imprint. This isn't an opinion, this is a mathematical fact. This is how it's designed.

It's irresponsible and lazy. It shouldn't be this way. There's a difference between "difficult" and this. This is not difficult, this is damaging. This is not good.

IMO, it should be 8 hours. That's it. That's the only change needed. That's what it should be. That's actually healthy.

The reason this is in the game at all is because the majority of the developers are probably not trying to legitimately 100% imprint their breeds on as regular a basis as we, the players, are. Think about it. They play the game on developer time in a developer way. They play on private modded servers with everything juiced up.

To any Wildcard employee reading this, seriously ask yourself how much effort you've ever put in to trying to get a 100% imprint. Actually think about it. And if you've done it yourself, seriously consider how shitty it probably was. 100%ing a Quetz or a Rex or a Giga is not something anyone, even you, probably "had fun" doing given how frequently you had to probably get to the keyboard regardless of circumstance. Setting alarms every fucking night, crawling out of bed constantly just to click one simple button is not fun for anyone. No one enjoys missing imprints while they're at work. I want you to realize just how absurdly disruptive you've made this process, all in the name of "Well we can't imbalance the game too badly."

No, you're not imbalancing the game. You're just imbalancing our lives.

Breed times can stay the same. I think they're fine. Food consumption rates can stay the same. I don't care.

But having Imprints on a 4 hour window instead of an 8 hour window is a bad idea. You should be concerned about potentially promoting unhealthy lifestyles in your players.

Thanks for reading.

 

Opinion: It is irresponsible to design something that intentionally supports unhealthy gaming lifestyles to complete.

https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/6iobym/opinion_it_is_irresponsible_to_design_something/

I think it is in a bit of a way, but if I remember correctly they have, should, or are going to be adding it to where anyone can help with the imprints… I heard this from a conversation that I held with some of the other PS4 members a little while back… I’ll do some more digging into this before the show!!! ^__^

Esme: I saw this article and thought it would make a good one! Im so happy your grabbed it up! It is a great post and I agree with where they are coming from!

 

 

Esme:

https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/6j4lv9/i_used_to_trust_you_wild_card/

I've been 100% in agreement with you on every single nerf and game adjustment. Turrets on platform saddles? Thank you. Cross server transfers? Thank you. Flyer nerf? Thank you. Etc. Etc. However by your recent club and movement speed nerf you have just created a pro big tribe environment in a game that previously allowed for small tribes and casuals to have a chance. My first server we built up me and 2 friends and we were wiped by the alpha for the offense of taming a quetzal. We proceeded to hurt them back. BADLY. Yet that was only possible because we were good at building quickly and silently and because we understood movement speed and the club. Were we able to wipe them? Of course not. At the end of the day a club is useless against a bred rex let alone a giga. On the island you can always find a guy by the time they can craft a fabricator, so getting explosives together was quite difficult as they wiped us daily. Yet we could and did hit them back and kill their tames as repayment for their treatment of the small tribes. Had we actually had to build up and use our tames vs their bred animals and our prim gear vs their Mastercraft and better stuff the game would of been over for us. We didn't have to do so however. We were able to creep up on their scrub players with a club and walk away with gear enough to do some damage. The club WAS the great equalizer. It was the thing that made a fight an actual battle of skill and not a bigger tribe take all scenario every time. I carry a pike, a club, and a whip at all times. All 3 weapons can counter the others and almost every other weapon in the game if used properly. Only the club and the whip are cheap however and by nerfing one of them you are causing a HUGE difference in the ability of the "little guy" to play what is at this point the most amazing game I've ever played.

 

 

Name:teady

 

Just use them forums. Visit www.survivetheark.com you never know what you’ll find.  I found a old thread about a guy who was breeding doe-doe’s for a round robin tourney in his server.  And he was asking if he should imprint. The answer that came back was yes. But a broader discussion opened up about making it cross server.

 

I also found someone who wanted people to Critique their art (mostly dino related sketches).

 

You just never know what you're going to find.  And with Ragnarock coming to the serves it’s as good a time as any.

 

Facebook post about this Mind wipe change:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Playtheark/permalink/780528388817693/?comment_id=781058478764684&reply_comment_id=781219648748567&notif_t=group_comment&notif_id=1498226578012143

 

LAST CALL        

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Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

 

 

 

Weird Businesses!

Share a business or service you have found that is unique, strange, interesting etc!

 

Name:

Esme: http://www.cuddleparty.com/chicago/

AND

http://www.moneycrashers.com/weird-successful-small-business-ideas/

 

 

 

Name: Promo

http://www.therichest.com/business/companies-business/10-weird-businesses-that-somehow-make-money/

 

  1. The Anger Room
    SMASH
    Do you ever get so angry that you could just break something? Have you ACTUALLY broken something in anger? Then you’re the perfect customer for the “Anger Room.” The idea is simple: you pick the blunt instrument of your choice (a bat, golf club, etc.) and are thrown into a room with a few pieces of junk furniture (televisions and other breakables in particular). And then… You smash to your heart’s desire. It’s $25 for every 5 minutes, but that’s probably as long as most would need. Properly smashing things should wear most people out pretty quick.

 

3. Cheese-Sculpting Business

Do you love cheese? Bet you don't like it as much as Sarah "The Cheese Lady" Kaufmann, who makes her living as a traveling cheese sculptor.

She creates cheddar cheese carvings for grocery stores, sporting events, festivals, photo shoots and any other business or event that needs a giant hunk of cheese. Kaufmann has carved everything from a scene of the first moon landing to the Chicago skyline.

Though she makes most of her money carving cheese, Kaufmann also hosts seminars, where she informs audiences about the art and traditions of cheese making.

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Episode 55 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES
Welcome survivors new and old to Episode of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!
Today is June 17th, 2017
We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
You can reach the show by emailing RatedArk@gmail.com
You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at www.crossrealmrebellion.com
And you can now watch us record each episode Saturdays on Twitch 10:30pm est at www.twitch.tv/ratedark !

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :
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)

*****LOOT DROP*****
This segment is for listener feedback. Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!
Question from a listener on Twitter :) Whats our thoughts?

https://twitter.com/RainingTable/status/874233343864430592

86

WHO WANTS TO GIVE IT A GO because we have no foe!? _____________________
Dear Diary,

I've been feeling adventurous lately, so I decided to pack my bags and go on as trip across the island. I took my newly saddled Equus, and hit the road. I've been having the time of my life! Thanks to the portable mortar and pestle in my horse's saddle, I've been able to make narcotics and tame as I go, so now I have a small dino army following me. I try to tame one new creature from every biome, kind of like souvenirs. I haven't hit the snow biome yet, but I certainly plan to! I can't wait to get my hands on some of the sheep I've heard so much about!

Yours truly,

Scarlette Fury

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment
( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

TWEETS!:

Esme:
Jeremy Stieglitz‏
@arkjeremy
So many bug fixes and so many improvements, ready to roll out this coming week! Are you ready for the new crafting skill system?!

Jat‏
@Jatheish
If anyone is getting the Load Configuration Error on PS4 -- I am looking for more details:

https://twitter.com/Jatheish/status/876135579058044929

Jat
Posted Wednesday at 11:03 PM
Hey guys!
Just have a question for those who play exclusively on Single Player, whether it's PC, Xbox, or PS4:
Have you ever noticed a situation where there is a serious lack of Wild Dinos or that they stop respawning?
Let me know what your experiences are like. We're currently focusing a lot on single player and fixing a number of bugs related to it, and this is something that is in our pipeline for player dedicated (on console) but we want to see whether it occurs on Single Player too. So far we haven't had many reports about it to indicate that.
86 ark at E3
A86 Reads:
ARK AT E3: RELEASE DATE, PRE-ORDER, RAGNAROK, GRIFFIN, & XBOX ONE X!
Hello, Survivors! :Jerbhi:

We have some very exciting news to share with you all today! :Jerblove:

ARK: Survival Evolved has entered its final phase of core production, and will hit worldwide retail and digital release on August the 8th, 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux.

The past two years have been one heck of a journey! Millions of ARK players worldwide have built gigantic bases, captured and trained armies of dinosaurs, crafted armories full of weapons and eaten billion of pounds of berries. With your help, we're now about to reach the completion of core content for ARK: Survival Evolved and release the full game to the world!

That was just the beginning; now we'll be entering the next phase of our journey. Players who have been with us throughout this early access program and were excited with the launch of each update, have even more reason to be excited! ARK is going to become even more fun with surprise new content at launch and beyond, as we continue to have a massive amount of additional gameplay, creatures, and story elements in the works.

Teady Reads:
Pre-Orders and Limited Collector’s Edition!

There are three ways to get your dino-fix with ARK: Survival Evolved, all of which are now available to pre-order for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

ARK: Survival Evolved ($59.99 USD)

This base game includes everything a burgeoning Jurassic adventurer needs to get started in the world of ARK. It's the core game, and all free content released up to this point, offering up hundreds of hours of gameplay to players.

ARK: Survival Evolved - Explorer's Edition ($99.99 USD)

The Explorer's Edition takes the base game and adds even MORE - introducing a Season Pass that will grant access to all expansion packs, starting with Scorched Earth (available now) and including more packs launching later this year and into 2018.

ARK: Survival Evolved - Limited Collector's Edition ($159.99 USD)

The ultimate ARK fan's dream, the limited Collector's Edition is a collectible faux-wooden chest box that contains the ARK Explorer’s Edition (base game + Season Pass) along with...

A handcrafted leather-bound Explorer's Notebook, featuring the Dossiers of every in-game creature
An official ARK necklace
A cloth map of the ARK island
A poster of the Studio Wildcard development team
The official ARK: Survival Evolved soundtrack, recorded live at Abbey Road with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Manufactured by Triforce, the best designer of high-quality video game collectibles!
As of now, picking up this package is the only way to get the exclusive bonus items, however, if we’re able to sell out the initial stock, we will order another set that includes all of the above, minus the game. The reason we’re not able to do this currently is due to the high cost of producing these physical products.

Visit www.playark.com now to pre-order ARK: Survival Evolved and get your hands on the Limited Collector's Edition!

GIGA Reads:
Introducing a new Official Mod: Ragnarok, available now on Steam and July 4 on consoles!

We're excited to announce the first mod to be integrated into ARK: Survival Evolved as part of its ARK Sponsored Mods Program! Developed by the former creators of popular ARK mods Valhalla and Umassoura; David Miller, Matt Janz, and Jackson Lawrence came together to work on their latest project, “Ragnarok” which is being released today for Steam players as a free DLC Official Expansion ARK, and will be shortly making its way to consoles in July. Global Cross-ARK and isolated Official Ragnarok servers will be available for you to make your new home. Note that Ragnarok is still in primary development, and so it will continue to expand with updates over time.

Steam players download “Ragnarok” now!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/642250/Ragnarok__ARK_Expansion_Map

The new map will contain:
A 144 sq kilometer map designed to be explored by land, sea or air
Tons of harvest-able or gatherable resources
Caves of all shapes and sizes, each designed to be built in
Distinct variations on former ARK creatures, as well a special brand-new creature unique to Ragnarok
Build tree platforms on unique trees/rocks
Expansive biomes that were built to reward hardy explorers
Some of the most challenging dungeons in ARK will await players
An active volcano that while erupting yields a high amount of resources in the form of lava crystal
Beautiful vistas and base locations as far as the eye can see
Hot springs that while dormant yield a relaxing buff, but when active, become dangerous
Ruins to not only explore but that can also be incorporated into base builds
A vast ocean with its own ecosystem
Upcoming future desert biome to find and tame creatures
Upcoming Explorer Notes that hold the key to Ragnarok's secrets and history
Introducing the Griffin!

Nym Reads:
A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone's favourite gallant glider, the Griffin!

Common name: Griffin
Species: Gryphon Magnificum
Time: Unknown
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Aggressive

Wild
Gryphon Magnificum is undoubtedly a sight to behold. Many ancient myths tell of various depictions of the Griffin over the ages, but what is never disputed is its majestic and mysterious nature. With the front half of an eagle and the back half of a lion, it is as if these two creatures somehow fused together to form a superior land and air predator.

While one's first instinct might be to approach the creature and marvel at its beauty, that would be a very poor decision. Its range of attacks makes it one of the more versatile predators I’ve witnessed. If its presence alone isn't enough to intimidate potential hunters, it has the ability to dive from the sky to the ground with such force that it inflicts damage to anyone unfortunate enough to be below it, or carry its momentum back into a rapid uplift.

Domesticated
The idea of pacifying such a beast is nothing to scoff at. It's highly independent nature and disinterest with interacting with humans combined with its power and strength make the Griffin a challenge to domesticate. However, there have been those who are fearless enough to attempt and succeed at this miraculous feat. Once tamed, riding atop a Griffin along with a tribe mate passenger, dashing through the air at high speeds, is a prize in and of itself.

NYM: PS4PS4 Current Version: v509
(Added by Yogi)
- Per-pixel painting, including Human & Dino Warpaint
- New Weapon: Harpoon Gun (& Tranq Bolts for the Harpoon Gun)
- New Dino: Hyaenodon
- New Dino: Hesperonis
- New Dino: Megatherium
- New Dino: Megalania
- New Dino: Yutyrannus
- New Vehicle: Gas-powered speedy Motorboat
- New Structure: Interactive Toilet
- Viking Hair and Facial Hairstyles
- Massive update to Primitive+:
- All tamed dinos with projectiles now support "Turret" AI mode
- Official PvE changed to use Offline Raid Protection
- Made Alpha Leeds more common on The Island, and made them give 5 Blubber items rather than just 1. Also made Alpha Megalodon slightly more common.
- Fixed particle systems not appearing at large world coordinates

PS4 Upcoming Version: v509.1
(added by Yogi)
- Fixes an issue with skins not being awarded correctly for Achievements
- Fixes disconnection messages
- Fixes a problem where Players were not correctly displayed in the pause menu of a server
- Fixes a crash when using Camera
- Fixes paints not saving in Single Players
- Fixes item notifications not working in Split Screen

 

OG BOBBY Reads:
Xbox One X, Crossbuy, and Crossplay!

We were also excited to unveil that this November, ARK will be a Launch Title on the Xbox One X! We are currently aiming to have the game performing on the EPIC Settings at 60 FPS, with every graphical effect including TrueSky. With this, we’re also excited to reveal that the game will be ready on Xbox Play Anywhere, so Xbox Owners will be able to play ARK on whichever platform they own, be it a Windows 10 PC, Xbox One, or the Xbox One X. This will also allow us to introduce crossplay between the 3 platforms! Keep in mind that this is a retroactive crossbuy, so if you already own ARK on the Xbox One, you automatically get it on the Xbox One X and the Windows 10 store, and will remain crossbuy going forward too! Plus as we announced yesterday, the Xbox versions and Windows 10 store version can all play together on the same servers using crossplay! So get ready to partner up with your tribemates on whichever Microsoft platform you want to survive on :)

That’s all for now guys! Thank you so much for all the support the past 2 years, and we hope you are excited as we are about the news. As always, there’s still more planned for the ARK universe, both leading up to and beyond the August 8 launch. Survivors on all platforms can look forward to a lot more going forward, so stay tuned!

Esme : Pillar changes
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/200269-changes-to-pillar-structure-decay/
Jat
Posted Wednesday at 02:06 AM
Hey guys,

Lone Pillars that are connected to non-spawn blocking structures will be destroyed on Official Servers after 12 hours.Decay time is otherwise unaffected for all other types of structures. Our intent is for players who claim land to make use of the land, and not just hold it. We'll be monitoring this change to see whether it has an effect on pillar claiming and make changes as necessary. This change is only on our Official Servers, but Unofficial Servers will soon gain the functionality to make this change.

Thanks,
Jat

Esme:
Teady Reading Reading in RED WCCF
OGBOBBY is readying Jesse

One of the interviews to come out of E32017 was with Kai Powell of WCCFTech & Co-Founder and Co-Creative Director Jesse Rapczak
According to SteamSpy, there are roughly five million owners on Steam alone with other millions playing the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. ARK: Survival Evolved is also about to launch on the Windows 10 Store, where it will have cross-buy and cross-play functionality with the Xbox One version.
Retailers Ark will be available at:
ARK: In the US it’ll be GameStop, Best Buy, and Walmart. It’s not going to go on store shelves, it’s a pre-order only thing. People will go to our website and it’ll direct you the various retailers. People are already putting through orders today. It’s in limited quantity so people have got to get on it, if we sell out we’ll do another run.

WCCF: As far as the expansion stuff goes with the season pass, have you already narrowed down which two modding communities you are going to work with for the other two expansions?

ARK: Oh, that’s not a mod, that’s internal development, just like Scorched Earth was. That’s separate from our official mods. All the official mods are free content, we had The Centre, Primitive Plus and now Ragnarok, those are free updates on all platforms. The expansion packs are the ARK internal dev team creating new, large expansions to the game. The price point is twenty dollars each on those, so the actual season pass is a pretty good deal, it amounts to buy one get one free on the season pass.

WCCF: For people that got into ARK: Survival Evolved with the Early Access, say PlayStation 4 where they got the early access game as well as Scorched Earth, is there any sort of promotion or incentive to get the other two expansions at a reduced price?

ARK: Not currently, although, if they do buy them at full price they are still getting the cheapest version of them, it’s not really possible to get it that cheap. We recognize that a lot of people have already bought the game so one thing we are going to try to do is with the Collector’s Edition and stuff like that is to maybe figure out other ways to get that to people where they don’t have to buy the game again and stuff like that. Also, I think people really liked Scorched Earth, it has even higher reviews than the base game, but I think it speaks to the different things we put into that versus the base game. People play the base game a certain way, it has the most players, but then you install Scorched Earth and you’ve got a different experience altogether and that’s the same type of thing we are going to do for the next expansion. Add a lot of new gameplay mechanics, new creatures and all sort of stuff. We’ll play that one by ear in terms of having any specials down the road, but typically like any other game, we’ll do sales and stuff like that after its initially launched.

WCCF: And this is going to be really tough to narrow a time, especially when we you are working so much to get the base game all ready for the August release, but do you have a rough timetable for when those two expansions drop?

ARK: The first one is likely to be before the end of the year, so pretty soon after launch. The next one will be coming sometime next year, so our roadmap for the expansion takes us through the end of 2018. I’m excited to talk about the next expansion but you’ll have to wait until after we actually launch ARK: Survival Evolved!

WCCF: Do you guys have any plans to bring ARK: Survival Evolved to the Nintendo Switch?

No concrete plans as of yet. We all have one around our offices and we are excited about mobile gaming in general, but nothing to announce at this time.

 

[Switching topic to the official mod Ragnarok, available now on PC and coming to consoles as well]

 

ARK: Ragnarok
By July 4th weekend we’ll have it for console players as well, and we collaborated with them to add a new creature.
They added some mod versions of creatures like ice wyverns and the fire golem.
We created the gryphon in-house and put that on the map as an extra piece of content as well. It’s going to be one of the biggest official mods, I think.
There’s so much new content like that, new creatures that are transferable to other servers and also the map itself. It’s about 50% done right now.
Their plan is to finish it up over the next several months and be ready around launch time with another full map.
This is our plan for the future too, to continue to find new content that the community is creating and trying to bring the best stuff to the console gamers as well.

WCCF: How can gamers access Ragnarok once it goes live on July 4th?

ARK: If you are on console it will automatically download as an update. It’s something where you can just join the server and it’ll load that map. On PC you can download the DLC from our Steam page, it’s available as of today. Or if you join a server it will automatically prompt you to download the DLC.

WCCF: Are you guys planning on adding more building things and styles?

ARK: Not before launch. We have a couple… I think we have a couple structures in our upcoming patch, but we are not planning to do any more building tiers or styles prior to launch. We do have a couple surprises for the end game content, some new Engrams that you can get but nothing major.

WCCF: As a quick follow-up, what about bridges?

ARK: Bridges will probably be post-launch. Honestly, there’s a really cool bridge mod out there, it’s a dynamic bridge mod, so much so that I know Jeremy looked at it and he was totally impressed with what the guy did. I would say for now go check out that mod but maybe after launch, we’ll try to incorporate something similar, but that mod is really cool so I’m going to try and publicize that mod as much as possible. If you search ‘Dynamic Bridge Mod’ in the Steam Workshop you’ll find it. I think it is the number one most popular mod download right now.

WCCF: Any changes to PVE before ARK: Survival Evolved’s release?

ARK: No major changes that we are planning before release.

WCCF: Will you be reducing the breeding time on dinos to make them more doable for the general player-base?

ARK: I haven’t heard any plans to do that. We view breeding as more of a hardcore feature and, you know, there’s a lot of stuff that breeding brings like mutation to tailor the type of stats your dino has to make it powerful. And so, we’ve always felt that that’s something that is appropriate that you put a lot of time in it to get those type of results, but players have found their own kind of way where people have jobs as breeders, and they kind of do that for the people that don’t have the time via trading and stuff like that. We are happy with how that’s working right now and we don’t really want to upset that balance too much. You can’t get one hundred percent ??? (25:3) on a dino which is the perfect dino, and if that’s too easy then it really throws off the balance of the server, PVP and everything like that. I feel like it’s in a good spot, even if it is an investment. You can trade for a perfect dino and that can be your role.

WCCF: Why are existing hairstyles that were previously available now hidden behind achievements?

ARK: Well, we wanted to give people a reward for hitting achievements on all platforms. We always intended hairstyles and emotes to be a reward for that, and just to be transparent, we never hooked them up originally, we only put them up to make sure people liked them and that the system was working. Once we proved that out, we wanted to make sure there were some rewards for people doing the achievements in ARK: Survival Evolved.

https://www.google.com/amp/wccftech.com/the-big-ark-survival-evolved-interview/amp/

Esme, I have to go for a little bit…

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

What are our thoughts of the latest content releases for the platforms we play on? Do you have any favorite dinos that were released from them? Have you made the new boat? What news out of E3 regarding Ark did you take away or are excited for?

Name:gigabyte
Input:express surprise over motorboat here

https://twitter.com/Ps4Ark/status/875704532231237632
Name: Esme
Input:
I really like the cleaned up Login in screen and tribe screen and options screens.
I like the fact that they show online tribe members now !
I'm on the fence about the new radial menu layering but I don't know how they could do it any better other than making the most detrimental choices like neutering and unclaiming in a layer of its own and not mixed it with the naming and behavior options.
I still wish they would add a tribe communication Area in the tribe UI where we can leave a tribe message etc. I hate that we don't have that.
The new Ragnarok ma[ is absolutely GORGEOUS . I am shocked that they offered it up without it being finished. The zones that are finished are super polished. The amount of detail is absolutely amazing.
I think it is absolute Crap that we as PC players do not get a collector's edition? SOOOOOOO ass backwards?
I love the new Megatherium Dino. It is sooo damn cute.
I made a CRR PvE tribe on a Ragnarok Official server and I have noticed a lot of complaints coming through about dino spawns being blocked by players, oil veins being blocked, etc. I personally have not made it to any level that it concerns me as I started from scratch earlier this week. If it's true, that's obviously going to have to be fixed as it's already causing drama.

Name: 86
Input:kentro, giga base defense
Yuty buffer increases 25% damage and resistance
Daeodon healer.
Turret dinos

IM BACK -esme

Name:Bobby
Input:This link has all the teleport locations for the notes just copy and paste from the phone Xbox app to ark http://www.feariun.com/the-island.html

This has all the achievements, top hat vampire eyes candy cane and more, this link will take about ten minutes. All single player skins carry over.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=936830892

Name: Nymirian (Nym)
Input: Just started a new season, prime plus for the first time ever, have read up on the new patch stuff but have yet to get my hands on and experiment with… I play on PS4, but it thinks it's a XBOX 😂… Our options button hates us right now and screams the blue screen of death anytime we touch it….

TIP TIME!
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Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.
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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?
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Name: Nym
Type of tip or tale?: Mate Boosted
Tip OR Tale: Trying Prime + out for the first time, loving all the lumber stuff!!!

Name: Bobbert
Type of tip or tale?:
Tip OR Tale:

Name: 86
Type of tip or tale?: tip
Tip OR Tale:thero God of gathering

Name: Teady
Tip OR Tale: Setup pill boxes with power generators in them for protection and redundancy but don’t forgot the hatch frame to make for easy loading.

Name: Bobby
Type of tip or tale?;Damn E Key
Tip OR Tale:always set your active tameing group to a empty group until you know you will need it

LAST CALL
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Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

Welcome Dr 30 I’ll hit you up in the morning. And anyone who wants to hit us up and join us at crossrealmrebellion.com

Would you rather!?:

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Rated_Ark_54_Final.pngEpisode 54 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES
Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 54 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!
Today is June 10 , 2017
We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
You can reach the show by emailing RatedArk@gmail.com
You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com
And you can now watch us record each episode Saturdays on Twitch 10:30pm est at www.twitch.tv/ratedark !
You can join us in game at www.crossrealmbellion.com!

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :
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)

*****LOOT DROP*****
This segment is for listener feedback. Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!
Esme: We want to thank Matt Collins Who reached out to us on Facebook and wanted to know when our next show was to come out and told us that
Our show is kind of like crack to him So much so that he can't wait to hear the new episode!
I want to thank everyone who has made the transition from our old CRR Gaming Group site on Anook to our new one at www.crossrealmrebellion.com ! If you haven't, I encourage you to do so to keep up on all things going on .

 

What have we been doing in ARK this week?
(Share a little about what you've been doing in game NO NOVELS :)
Esme: I'm going to ask you guys!

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment
( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)
Prometheus:
https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/873149882537848834 a

Esme Tweet:
@survivetheark
ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is now active on ALL PLATFORMS through til 3pm ET June 12, with 1.5X Taming, Harvesting, XP!

https://twitter.com/evilmrfrank/status/831624713277431808

ESME: Who wants to read? I know! A86!
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/198789-boss-arena-exploits/
By Jen:
Hey there Survivors!
You may have already noticed but we've been doing some passes on our boss arenas on the Island.
We're reaching out to the community and looking for your help. If you know of any current issues/exploits with the boss arenas on The Island, The Center, or Scorched Earth, please leave a comment here. Videos and/or screenshots are most useful!
Thanks for your help with improving ARK. We greatly appreciate it.

Esme:
JAT:
Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

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! Let's get started with some news.

ARK at E3!

The ARK fun at this years E3 begins on Sunday, the 11th of June. We will be revealing some very exciting updates about ARK! You'll be able to tune in and catch all the details below:

On Sunday, June 11th, at 6pm PST Jesse Rapczak will be on 'YouTube Live at E3 in 4K Ultra HD, Hosted by Geoff Keighley'. You can watch it live on the official E3 YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/e3

On Monday, June 12th, Jesse Rapczak will be on 'Twitch E3 Day Zero Show' at 12pm PST. You can watch it live on the official Twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/twitch

On Wednesday, June 14th, Cedric Burkes will be on the 'Xbox Daily Show' at 1pm PST. Once we've got a URL, we'll be sharing it ;)

So tune in, check out our latest news and enjoy the show!

Upcoming Price Changes!

This coming Monday (June 12th), the console version of ARK: Survival Evolved will see an increase in price, and on July 7th, the PC version of ARK: Survival Evolved will also the see an increase.

We'll be providing further information on the reason for these changes after the live stream on Monday at E3, so be sure to tune in! If you or a friend still have ARK on your wishlist, you'll want to purchase it before the price changes!

ARK Bosses!

We're currently collecting known issues and exploits with our boss arenas on The Island, The Center, or Scorched Earth, please leave a comment on the thread if you've got one to report. Videos and/or screenshots are very useful!
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/ark-at-e3-community-crunch-95-r471/

PC Patch Notes: Promo
Nothing

86 - Xbox update
754.6

Current ARK Official Client Version: v754.0

Upcoming Version: v755 - 10PM EST RELEASE

- Per-pixel painting, including Human & Dino Warpaint
- New Weapon: Harpoon Gun (& Tranq Bolts for the Harpoon Gun)
- New Dino: Hyaenodon
- New Dino: Hesperonis
- New Dino: Megatherium
- New Dino: Megalania
- New Dino: Yutyrannus
- New Vehicle: Gas-powered speedy Motorboat
- New Structure: Interactive Toilet
- Viking Hair and Facial Hairstyles
- Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization.
- Tek Projectiles now will not do any damage if they collide with a Structure after 5000 units distance (to balance against Auto-Turrets)
- Achievement set now includes various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements.
- New client Options to disable giving cosmetics on respawn, and to disable menu music tracks.
- Re-added the ATV vehicle as work-in-progress "easter egg" for singleplayer and custom servers: Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Vehicles/VH_Buggy/Blueprint/PrimalItemVHBuggy.PrimalItemVHBuggy'
- Fixed various gameplay exploits and edge cases.
- Direwolf now has pack logic with pack buff
- Fixed bug where Alpha Wild creatures were sometimes improperly buffing enemy (tamed) creatures
- Updated various new UI's to the new style
- 66 new Explorer Notes! (between The Island and ScorchedEarth)
- Ballista/Harpoon Bolt now has significant piercing properties akin to the Composite Arrow
- Redid The Island's ambient sounds and various gameplay sound effects
- Explorer Notes subtitle option button, Explorer Notes translations are WIP (https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/ark-translation-project)
- Various misc Island map fixes
- Massive update to Primitive+:
- All tamed dinos with projectiles now support "Turret" AI mode
- Official PvE changed to use Offline Raid Protection
- Made Alpha Leeds more common on The Island, and made them give 5 Blubber items rather than just 1. Also made Alpha Megalodon slightly more common.
- Fixed particle systems not appearing at large world coordinates

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

https://twitter.com/survivetheark/status/870646121961586688

Yogi: PS4 Update:
Same as Xbox
But Releases on Monday June 12th.
Upcoming Version: v509 - 12th

86 afk 2 seconds

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

A CRUISING THE FORUMS EPISODE!
This means that you need to:
1: Head to the forums at Survive the Ark.com, Reddit, or the Steam forums and find a post you think would be great to talk about on the show this week !
2: Copy and paste the forum post below with the link.
3: Take the time to look of the forum posts of others and add any thoughts on the topics :)

Your ark stories

Prometheus:
https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/6fzn3u/wildcard_can_we_make_rafts_demolish_allowed_when/

submitted by Roseveld
Wildcard, can we make Rafts "demolish allowed" when tribes are inactive?

Official PVP Servers are being cluttered with rafts of tribes who have already long left servers. It goes to the point that some spots on the map are no longer enjoyable for active players. You simply can no longer navigate through certain sections of the map without getting constantly stuck!!
The center maps are obviously worse vs. the Island since rafts play a much bigger role there. BUT HOLY SH*T , please check No-Tame Center servers and be prepared to be baffled. Wish I could show some screenshots. (might post some later when back from work)
Some tribes have used rafts to make walking bridges from one island to the other , blocking complete waterways to sail through. Not to mention that with the X3 and X4 weekends people have been spamming rafts non stop for XP grind to level faster.
Active players do not bother farming explosives to blow up naked rafts as there is no gain. The Leedsichthys has been clocking overtime but can not handle this amount of rafts, certainly not in shallow shores where it can not reach the graveyards of rafts.
I know rafts do not get a lot of love as they are lost in the spaghetti code and classified as "Tame with platform" and recently lost their Vaults capacity.
Please Wildcard make the rafts "Demolish allowed" when tribes are no longer active. Give them the longest metal timer or even longer. But please give us a possibility to stop the Pollution of our seas.
StopRaftPollution
Upvote if you agree
Esme is back!

EDIT: Simple Example https://i.imgur.com/Si0ORIe.jpg

jatonreddit Lead Community Manager & Associate Producer 9 hours ago
Sounds like a reasonable idea, will put it forward to the guys.

Esme:
PVE Offline Raid Protection being used for trolling
by Zed38,

Tribes are parking dinos at cave entrances and logging off, effectively preventing anyone from entering the caves.
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/198513-pve-offline-raid-protection-being-used-for-trolling/

Goon:
What they said.

86
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/198789-boss-arena-exploits/

Hey there Survivors!

You may have already noticed but we've been doing some passes on our boss arenas on the Island.

We're reaching out to the community and looking for your help. If you know of any current issues/exploits with the boss arenas on The Island, The Center, or Scorched Earth, please leave a comment here. Videos and/or screenshots are most useful!

Thanks for your help with improving ARK. We greatly appreciate it.

Yogi:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ARK/comments/6g1i4u/survivor_classes_in_ark_which_class_are_you/?st=J3PD4AP1&sh=7aa2bb3c

Wildcard unintentionally created hero classes in ARK:

The Nudists (Noobs) The Lone Wolves (Solo/2 player partnerships) The Wolfpack (Local Tribes) The Covenant (Big Tribes) The Hive (Cross Server Raiders) The Pirates (Griefers)

The Nudists (Noobs): Excels at death and no-shirt, no-shoes but still gets service. Typically a temporary class, this type of survivor can progress to a different class after hours of repeated dying and learning. Or they will just leave their barely clothed unconscious carcass on the island to go back to playing COD or some EA sports game.

The Wolfpack (Local Tribes): Excels at communication and having fun. These survivors are usually part of a nerdy group of friends that mostly know each other in real life or from other games. They tend to spend a lot of time enjoying hobbies such as role-playing and team-killing.
One of the most enjoyable but niche class of survivors.

The Lone Wolves (Solo/2 player partnerships): Many survivors try this class, but it is difficult to master. They excel at negotiating and stealth. Typically they don't like playing with strangers and most of their friends don't play ark so they can't form a Wolfpack. They might have one buddy who they partner with to survive against all odds. The successful Lone Wolves are highly individually skilled.

The Covenant (Big Tribes): The most common survivor (not including temporary Nudists). They excel at organization and team-based taming. They are usually formed from survivors who switched from the previous classes and decided to follow one or more leaders. The leaders typically have strict rules that keep the tribe safe and strong, but as a consequence many leaders also tend to be snarky and self-absorbed. The tribe members can have a range of skills and personalities, but most enjoy pleasing their leader to move up in the ranks.

The Pirates (Griefers): These survivors excel at killing tames and being a**holes and are proud of it. They play ark like it's team deathmatch, they prefer not to spend time taming as it is quicker to club/tranq people. Unified servers tend to reduce the number of griefers.

The Hive (Cross Server Raiders): These survivors excel at transportation and raiding. They are too large for a single leader and usually function in a hive mentality, with each member working towards the common goal of causing a massive shit-storm.

Foe-https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/6gj2a5/what_to_do_against_chinese_megatribes/
This post is a cry for help asking what can you do against a mega tribe , IMO this is something WC needs to out some real thought into .
BRB Esme has to pee lol

LAST CALL
____________________________________________________
Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week! An In Game tip?

Esme: Come and join us in the many games we play at www.crossrealmrebellion.com
We have 2 public servers to join us on.
We just opened our crazy PVPVE Modded Server Free For All!
http://crossrealmrebellion.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/44586334-crr-crazy-modded-pvpve-server-50x-all-come-join-the-fun-
Lumin is starting up an Anime club thing for CRR members and we have felloons Extinction Core servers too! We have a group of CRR Members playing GTA almost every night together!

Would you rather!?:
2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2430413/Golden-eagle-attacking-DEER-unbelievable-moment-photographed-case-kind.html

Name:Goon
????????
Ematai shared this photo in twitch lol
http://images2.fanpop.com/images/answers/79000/79791_1244951761765.21res_400_300.jpg

Name:Foe
Ematai shared this photo in twitch lol
http://images2.fanpop.com/images/answers/79000/79791_1244951761765.21res_400_300.jpg

Esme ; Secret :)

The Podcast Esme was referencing that also covers Ark is the Arkeologist's Podcast is found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd4_O5Y5ufFE2EIgKVsBiJA

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Episode 53  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 53 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is May 20th , 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :Foe

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

Esme : We want to give a big CRR Welcome to Hoaxster, Robslack, geneunrau, MrBackon, Justin-Tata,

Listener Email: Who wants to read? GIGA CAN READ

Hey all! Let me just start by saying I love the show! I only used to listen to podcasts related to dark souls and the like. I would only play the souls borne games and street fighter. A friend turned me on to Ark and I fell in love. Dropped dark souls....I mean I literally swayzed that series for ark!

So I googled podcast about ark and lucky me rated ark came up and here I am all caught up on every show and even replay them. Makes my work day so easy.

You all have a great dynamic and seem like a great group of people. So lucky.

Well I heard about the ps4 pvp server and would be honored to be able to break into pvp for the first time with a safe and fun group of like minded peeps.

If there's room for one more lemme know and keep on keepin on guys!

All the best!
Danny2times

P.s I want a poster of bobert I have a nice blank space above my bed set aside for him.

 

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

Tweet Time!

 

Jeremy Stieglitz @arkjeremy
The Megalania's climb-anywhere feature is amazing, among the most game-changing Dinos yet added to ARK. Can't wait to show it off next week!

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/865754275347091458

 

Jat‏ @Jatheish
There will be a PlayStation Patch available shortly which will fix the issues with Primitive+ (no textures, missing items)

https://twitter.com/Jatheish/status/865520262179049473

Esme:

https://kotaku.com/the-many-kinds-of-poop-in-ark-survival-evolved-1795315471

Excerpt from the article by Matt Wales at Kotaku

“I contacted Wildcard to find out the reason for Ark’s negligence in the realm of aquatic expulsions. According to lead designer Jeremy Stieglitz, it’s because realistic sea poop is just too damn hard to represent as a single item in-game.

“In the case of fish,” says Stieglitz, “it tends to be a long thin strand. In the case of certain marine mammals like whales, it looks like a big blast of dirty water. Either way, it would be difficult to properly represent in-game as something the player could interact with.”

 

According to the article Stieglitz also let slip that working toilets will be coming to Ark’s v258 update, currently scheduled to arrive on May 29. And Jeremy is quoted saying “How can you possibly consider your Tribe ‘civilized’ until it has indoor plumbing?!”

 

 

  • We will also be getting  a new poop-o-meter that will be added to Ark’s HUD.
  • When it appears you know that youre going to have to go to the bathroom.
  • You will then need to find your toilet, sit down, then press the ‘defecate’ key.
  • When you’re done, stand up and flush, and your BM will be converted into a sizable quantity of compost. You’ll even get a special post-expulsion ‘refreshed’ status XP boost.
  • They also discussed Pee during the interview .
  • Jeremy told Matt that there was, at one stage in development, significant debate around whether Ark’s player characters should urinate as well as defecate. Ultimately, however, the team decided against it, on the grounds that a flailing stream of pee wouldn’t look good “on the move.”

 

Promo:

Upcoming Version: v258.0, ETA May 30

- New Weapon: Harpoon Gun

- New Dino: Hyaenodon

- New Dino: Hesperonis

- New Dino: Megatherium

- New Dino: Megalania

- New Dino: Yutyrannus

- New Structure: Interactive Toilet

- 2 New Hairstyles

- Optimizations!!!!!!!!!!!!! Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization, and performance gains via GPU and CPU utilization & threading improvements.

- Various bug fixes TBA

- Greater Achievement set, with various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

A Little Further Out

- New Structure: Dynamic-Length Bridges

- More Creatures, Gear, Armors, Weapons, & Structures!

- "Boss Wars"

- DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf

- Specific Representative "on-ground" meshes for all dropped items

- Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

(Esme Added XBOX Notes)

(PS4 is the Same: Yogi)

Current Version: v754
86 reading


-TEK Cave & Volcano
- New Dino: Giant Bee
- New Dino: Daeodon
- New Dino: Liopleurodon
- New Dino: Kentrosaurus
- New Structure: Tek Cloning Chamber
- New Structure: Tek Megalodon Saddle
- New Structure: Tek Turret
- New Weapon: Tek Grenade
- "Ascension" Game Progression
- More UI overhauls
- New Hairstyle and Facial Hair
- Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes
- 15 new music tracks, per-biome and situational
- Fixed issue with Cave spawns not functioning properly in singleplayer
- The Center mega-update!
- Engram Tree REVAMP. -- With the forced level reset and cap at 100, Unofficials which have custom Levels/EXP will need to add an additional 15 levels to make up for Ascension.
- New Emote
- Anglers can now gather pearls.

 

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

 

CRUISING THE FORUMS EPISODE!

This means that you need to:

1: Head to the forums at Survive the Ark.com, Reddit, or the Steam forums and find a post you think would be great to talk about on the show this week !

2: Copy and paste the forum post below with the link.

3: Take the time to look of the forum posts of others and add any thoughts on the topics :)

Name: Prometheus

Input: “The tek generator could use some rebalancing”

https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/6btovk/the_tek_generator_could_use_some_rebalancing/

Name:gigabyte

Input:https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/190287-going-through-a-sad-time-man/ losing a baby dino really does suck

Name: Esme

Input: Post by Deadman
Posted yesterday at 12:52 PM
“So what does the ascension mechanic actually give you? Cause from where I'm sitting it doesn't seem to do much. From what I can see is now players had their level cap lowered by 15 levels, and for people who don't play on the Island they can't get those levels back without the server setting up custom levels. I heard you're supposed to fight tougher bosses, are these the same bosses or are they new ones? Cause you can just fight modded bosses that are far tougher than the vanilla ones. I guess I'm just not seeing the point in this mechanic cause it doesn't seem to do much good.”

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/191407-benefits-of-ascension/

 

Latest update: Mind wipe, new stats and engram levels are higher!

Name:86

Input:noobs build in a cave and get rolled.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ARKone/comments/470dar/cave_dwellers_take_note_story?sort=confidence

Name:Foe

Input:https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/6cc9nd/suggestion_dinos_should_have_an_evasive_mode/

Name:Teadybear

Input: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/177123-how-to-avoid-leedsichthys/

 

This is post on how to avoid the leed.  Seems obvious now that i’ve seen it.  But It’s worth a look.  

 

Name: Yogi

Input: https://www.reddit.com/r/arkps4/comments/6bywru/the_ark_mindwipe_update/?st=J2X3FVNL&sh=17d9a1b0

LAST CALL        

____________________________________________________

Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

 

Esme: New and Old Members of Cross Realm Rebellion. We are aware that our Gaming Group Site is a pain in the ass and are actively working to make the process more user friendly for past present and future members to use. You will be able to find us at www.crossrealmrebellion.com

 

86 tales from the x side

 

Would you rather!?:

 

 

Name: Yogi

Would you rather live with bed bugs for a month or lice for 2 months?

(Recent customer I had to deal with!!had both of these problems! For who knows how long!!)

 

Name: Esme: FROM our CRR Discord - crazedandazed  Would you rather be incontinent with explosive diarrhea or randomly projectile vomit 5 times a day?

 

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Episode 52 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 52 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is  May 13, 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show : Luminin if no other takers Luminin Let me read it…. - Hackerdude :) go for it!

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

Esme We want to welcome our newest members : KekMike,devanpettis,Bruncase,GuerillaPainda, and SinWeaver,!

Dino Spotlight! Esme & Goon

Info From the Ark Dossier

Carnotaurus
GOONWild
Carnotaurus pressor is an interesting creature that falls between medium and large predator. It lives primarily on flat clear ground, where it can capitalize on its speed. Additionally, it seems to have no qualms about running from larger predators instead of fighting.
Domesticated
Carnotaurus fills a very specific role. Larger and almost as fast as a Raptor, smaller but much faster than a Tyrannosaurus.
ESME: Known Information
The horns of the Carnotaurus seem to be used more for fighting rival Carnotauri (Carnotauruses?) than actual hunting. This doesn't mean the horns aren't dangerous, though; they can still eviscerate larger prey. Carnotaurus is one of the smaller and more compact of the large predators. If Tyrannosaurus is the "Lion" of the island, Carnotaurus would certainly be the "cheetah". The real threat of a Carnotaurus is not being able to escape it once it sees you. Were it not for the creature's extremely long down-time after sprinting, it might be among the most capably balanced mounts.

GOON _-Carryable By -Quetzal Wyvern Tusoteuthis
Immobilized By - Chain Bola Large Bear Trap  Plant Species Y Trap
Can Damage -Thatch Wood

ESME- Taming Method Knockout
Preferred Kibble - Kibble (Ankylo Egg)
Preferred Food-  Raw Mutton
Equipment- Carno Saddle (Lv 46)

DODOEX.COM User Tips!

GOON; Dododex User Tip- I highly recommend getting up high on a boulder or getting the carno stuck somewhere while knocking it out. Unless you are a high level, you will not be able to outrun it.

ESME- DODOEX USer Tip: If you get one aggro on you, just find the nearest dino and book it. They are kinda dumb and lose interest when other dinos are nearby.

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

Tweet Time!

Esme

Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
Finally posted ARK DevKit 257, took a while 2 get the content prepped. Wrote up some details about the new features! https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?90664-5-9-ARK-Dev-Kit-v257-45-has-been-posted-to-Git

 

Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
Don't worry console ARK Picassos, we haven't forgot about you! When per-pixel painting debuts on console, what are you gonna paint first?! https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/862919567697489920

 

Ced‏ @ComplexMinded
Issue # 2 is Live!  Take a look at the map making process with our sponsored modders and @damien_bull #ArkModProgram
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/workshop-wednesday-issue-2-mapping-out-your-success-r449/

 

Ced‏ @ComplexMinded
The Blunderbuss is coming to #PrimitivePlus.  Primitive players want to ascend too! 😁 https://twitter.com/ComplexMinded/status/861732843143049216

 

Bycomplexminded

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/sponsored-mod-program-may-update-r443/

Hey, Survivors!

I'm happy to announce some exciting additions to the mod program this month!  It's been hard to keep track of all the content that is released lately! The program is already off to a healthy start, and we're already looking to add more into the group.  If you haven't heard about the sponsored mod program, it's an opportunity for modders to get some cash for doing what they love to do. As someone who plays ARK, you end up getting lots of new content to use in ARK.  It's a win-win for everyone involved! For more information be sure to check out this initial post announcing the program.

We've been keeping an eye on the budding talent in the workshop, so be sure to get your work out there!  Your mod doesn't have to be near complete to be a part of the program.  We are always looking for those unpolished diamonds!  This month we're adding 3 more mods into the program.  Each of these mods has gained a bit of attention, and we're looking forward to seeing how they develop.

Iso: Crystal Isles

A quick glance at this map might let you know this isn't your typical island.  It is fantasy based, which I'm sure a lot of you will like.  It's also a welcome addition since there aren't a ton of fantasy styled maps.  I was impressed when I had the pleasure of taking a look at this map a few weeks back.  While it's still a work in progress, it's enough there to see how epic this can be.

Auction House

How many times have you wished there was a marketplace similar to popular MMO titles in ARK?  Well, there is!  It's amazing to see what a little creativity and some time in the development kit will do.  There's still lots of troubleshooting and testing going on, but this has the potential to be useful for a lot of ARK survivors.  You can virtually trade anything!  Wonder if we'll ever see seller ratings?

Advanced Rafts

Everyone wants bigger and better ships, right?  Well, it looks like you're in luck!  Not only are there different ship models, but there are also several advancements made to the existing rafts in ARK. You might want to look into Advanced Rafts if you ever wanted a bigger building radius or more structures allowed on your raft.  There's plenty of structures and content to build the harbor of your dreams!

Upcoming Version: v258.0, ETA May 30
- New Weapon: Harpoon Gun
- New Dino: Hyaenodon
- New Dino: Hesperonis
- New Dino: Megatherium
- New Dino: Megalania
- New Dino: Yutyrannus
- 2 New Hairstyles
- Optimizations!!!!!!!!!!!!! Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization, and performance gains via GPU and CPU utilization & threading improvements.
- Various bug fixes TBA

 

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

 

Where to begin, middle and end when teaching someone how to Ark.

 

If you haven't guided someone through the death throes of early Ark, did someone guide you, did you wake to an island truly alone, left to fly or fall. How did you figure it out?

Name: Luminin

Input: I was kinda stumped with my little sister. She knows the basics, gather, build, learn, tame, cook, etc. So what do I show her next? What's the next logical step?

Name: Prometheus

Input:

 

  • The beginning was more of an exploration
  • Then I had a lot of my PvP was trial by fire
  • CRR was a bit of exploration with mods with a little assistance.
  • Teaching Goon how to use some of the mods on the builder server.

 

 

Name: Hackerdude

Input: Tried to teach my daughter (who just told me to say hi to all of you) but we didn’t get very far. She’s a little excitable so she would just run away as soon as something came at her (oh chase!)

I learned it myself - it was my next game after Minecraft, and when I started I used to call it “Minecraft for grownups, with dinosaurs”. You have to understand that when I played minecraft I started on survival. Minecraft was indeed my first survival game. It was hard the first time I tried it. But the skills of “Get wood and some materials, make some tools, etc” was directly transferable, more or less. I think it was because of minecraft that I avoided taming for too long (I didn’t read any docs or watched any videos because I was afraid of spoilers… little did I know there is no story to this thing!). It’s very frustrating to try to survive on an official server without taming anything. It also sucked that I got my copy in December, when the Winter Wonderland event was going on. Winter = hunger and cold everywhere. Even Easy map sections were just hard. Most of my time as levels 1-15 were spent eating berries like a madman.

Name: Teadybear

Input: I got a little help / meat etc from a random stranger on a pve server.  And then we used google in a big way to find the gamepedia and work through the thing.  I don’t mind that tactic though because it makes sense not having a instruction manual.  Adds to the game.  Having to figure out to punch trees etc, fumbling your way through and then finding resources like this podcast.  I imagine that research and trial and error is kind of how it all happened.  Just over millions of years. Not hundreds of hours.  

Name:gigabyte

Input:learning and teaching at the same time.

Name:86

Input:my main tip involves when teaching someone, don't do it for them. Multiple times I have brought friends into play the game for them to be overwhelmed with where I am at in the game. My best advice would be to start them out with the basics, help them by gathering and maybe making them decent tools but nothing crazy.

 

Name: Yogi

Input: I had no clue where to begin when I started ark. Having someone there to help you walk through the basic steps of Ark can be life or death and death and more death. Learning the basics of punching trees, gathering berries and making tools is huge! Having someone hook you up with metal tools is a life changer! Taming is entire new world when you're first learning. Have fun and be patient.

 

Name: Goon

Input: Luminin taught me, which explains a lot of my problems now. His methods were a little different, i would go do something or try something and usually die, then Luminin would then tell me that was something i might not want to do.

  Luminin: Just like when I train someone at work, toss them right into the fire!

 

Name Esme

Input:  When I tried to teach my mom to play she was very excitable and I couldn't teach her anything because I was too busy laughing my ass off lol When I helped sity get acquainted I invited him to the game and let him know I was there to answer any questions and only helped when or if he needed it. I did help him get his first trike down and told him what he needed to tame it regarding berries and narcotics he had already made and berries her had to run around and collect and showed him how to remote feed and he did just fine and now he is a taming machine! I have just got my 9 year old nephew into the game lol I told him about it and he had he dad get it for him and he immediately went looking for Youtube videos about it which kind of scared me and impressed me at the same time .  I think it is overwhelming to most new players to have people thrust stuff at them . We often forget that this stuff is second nature to us and forget what is is like to experience the game for the first time and I think we should just stick to free boxes. Let people take what they want if they want it. Let people know that you are there to help them if you want too, but let them learn on their own too. Basics would be building , where to get your first meat, how to make narcotics and where the easiest places to farm metal and such are. After that I would let them go .

 

Foe - il play with them to help them through that's the best I can do explaining there is just to much , kinda just have to take them under your wing a bit and show them in game .

TIP TIME!

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Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.

_________________________________________

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?
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Name: Luminin

Type of tip or tale?: Punching Alpha Trees

Tip OR Tale: I've finally broken 1k hours playing Ark. So a bit of advice when encountering a new creature. Ask someone about it's behavior or how lethal it is once provoked. If you can't learn from another’s mistakes (or their Google expertise) DON'T GOOGLE! Take off your valuables except a cheap weapon, put them and, if you have one at the time, your mount somewhere safe. Then charge in pike poking or sword swinging. You'll figure it out on your own, your heart will be pounding and you'll remember why you love this game.

 

Name: 86

Type of tip or tale?:alpha tip

Tip OR Tale:boss fights on official

When entering any boss fight…

 

Brood mother strategy.

Easy/ medium requires rexes….

Brood mother hard.

 

Dragon boss fight methods tried thus far.

Name: yogi

Type of tip or tale?: Mate Boosted

Tip OR Tale: with the new update aka flier nerf get out and try new tames! New favorite is megladons and venturing the deep sea! One thing I got to say watch out for those jellys! They scare the shit out of me each and every time! Always remember there is strength in numbers!

Name: gigabyte

Type of tip or tale?;tip

Tip OR Tale:always remember to carry more food than you think you'll need

 

Name:  Bobbert

Type of tip or tale?: Punching trees

Tip OR Tale: Enduro Stew

 

Name: Bertha Rockwell

Type of tip or tale? TIP

Tip OR Tale: Rockwell Recipes

 

Name: Goon

Type of tip or tale?; tale

Tip OR Tale: ended primitive server

Name: foe

Type of tip or tale?;mod spotlight

Tip OR Tale:pimp my hut https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909377464&searchtext=

LAST CALL        

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  • Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

 

 

 

  • Share how our listeners can get ahold of you!

 

 

Name: Yogi

Input: Shout out to all the new players to the PlayStation server! So much more fun when the server is on fire with action and full of players.

 

Name: Prometheus

Input: Happy Mother's Day!

 

Esme- You can join our Builders Sanctuary Server here! https://server.nitrado.net/usa/s/CrossRealmRebellion

 

Foe - Shout out to our servers

 

Goon - cave run

 

86 shout out tribe mates in twitch

 

HackerdudeCA on XBox One, hackerdude on steam.

​Esme on Twitter @esmeralda_sky @YogiBearCub

@Luminin_KJ

 

Would you rather!?:

 

  • 2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

 

 

Name: Foe - would you rather taste raw garlic whenever you kissed someone anywhere , or taste like raw garlic to others .

Name: Esme: Would you rather have no neck (head just directly connected to the top of your torso) or a neck that’s a foot long

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Episode 51  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES 

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode  of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is   May 6 2017, 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

Esme We would like to give a big warm welcome to our newest CRR Members! Nymirian,Bloodbought,XVoidLightX,crazedandazed,Berdo210,Nonstickron

Listener Email: Who wants to read? Giga will read

Just want to say/complain. Update was out for 10 minutes on ps4 official pve server and alpha tribe found and tamed Unicorn. So stupid. They literally obtained Unicorn before I could download update. -Justin

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

 

PC Patch Notes - PROMETHEUS

Upcoming Version: v258.0, ETA May 30
- New Weapon: Harpoon Gun
- New Dino: Hyaenodon
- New Dino: Hesperonis
- New Dino: Megatherium
- New Dino: Megalania
- New Dino: Yutyrannus
- 2 New Hairstyles
- Optimizations! Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization, and performance gains via GPU and CPU utilization & threading improvements.
- Various bug fixes TBA
[MORE NOTES TO COME]


A Little Further Out
- New Structure: Dynamic-Length Bridges
- More Creatures, Gear, Armors, Weapons, & Structures!
- "Boss Wars"
- DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf
- Specific Representative "on-ground" meshes for all dropped items
- Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky
[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Dino Spotlight! Esme & Goon

 

Brontosaurus

Wild
GOON: Among the largest creatures I've seen on the island, Brontosaurus lazarus is larger than any sauropod I've read about. In fact, the dinosaur is so massive that it ignores most other creatures. I've seen a pack of Raptors tear apart smaller dinosaurs while Brontosaurus continues eating, seemingly oblivious to the hunting pack.
ESME:

Domesticated
Because of how docile it is, Brontosaurus makes the ideal pack-animal. Peaceful tribes use it to carry incredible quantities of resources, while warring tribes use it to mobilize their army. Unfortunately, its enormity means that most attempts to tame Brontosaurs can take longer than almost any other creature on the island.
GOON: Known Information
Kibble is Carbonemys egg
Used to collect berries and plant

DODODEX.com

http://www.dododex.com/taming/brontosaurus

Esme: Tip From DODODEX USer  Narcotic Making Machine...build a Chemistry bench on your bronto and carry spoiled meat on it. Go berry gathering and get all narco berries. Start crafting for thousands of narcotics!!

GOON: If you are being chased by a huge carnivore just run through a brontosaurus legs as fast as you can.

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

Esme: Our Thoughts on the latest Patch/Content Releases for the platforms we play on :)

 

Name:giga

Input:tek cave design review

Name: Esme

 

  • Input:
  • So I dove into my single player and hunted down all of the new Dinos ! Well I had to Spawn in the magica lLiopleurodon Magicus Dino , well because it is hard to find. When you tame it, you get a buff that is supposed to increase your treasure finding? I got the buff. I went into the carno cave. I got a drop of Ramshackle Cloth Shoes. WHAT!?!?! LOL The awesome part is you get to sparkle and there is this badass flow or glittery rainbow glowing effects that surround it once it is activated. There is a timer in the left hand corner of your screen where you are told how long you have left on the buff and also a timer on how long this fish is tamed for you before it swims off into the nether. The first one I spawned in I punched because FOESCIENCE and all of a sudden a huge whirlpool happened around me and the freaking dino vanished into thin air lol it was so cool lol  
  • The pigs I FREAKING ADORE OH MY GOD. It took me a while to find them, I found a pack of three on the edge of the snow and grass biome near death corner on the west coast. They Glow this healing glow and you see little plus signs floating up around them and I am in love.
  • The bees I FEEL should be larger. Something called giant should be bigger than the meganeura imo but they seem smaller. I envisioned GIANT bees. These are Large bees, bot giant lol  You can find the hives with honey attached to trees in the redwoods and you can access them with your e key. Im not sure an easy way to get up there unless you put a platform there but I did not try it to see if it would place accordingly . Im thing a tapejara with a rider? Thats why I hate the damn ekey being used for everything. You can't access the honey with your e key because it ejects you ff your bird with the e key…. Standing on a Quetz platform saddle perhaps? A swarm of like 10 bees came out when I access the hive and they followed me a good stretch before I just decided to punch them. You can punch them to kill them, well at least when they were level four.
  • The Kentrosaurus is an angry Herbivore similar to the bear. If you roll up in its zone it will smash you with its tail. I didnt think I would like it being smaller, but I do
  • The Volcano looks amazing! I haven't seen any activity but I flew into it to visit the Tek Cave entrance.
  • I love the music. Still kinda miss the old combat music, but the new is nice too.
  • I love the new engram ui changes. I still would like a mod filter to separate the mod

 

Name: Prometheus

Input:

THIS JUST IN!

Current Version: v257.4

E Highly recommend servers upgrade to this version ASAP!

- Server-side: Fixed incorrect collision on TheCenter, and various other misc map issues.

- Server-side: Fixed Tek Engrams not being learned when defeating Bosses.

- Server-side: Fixed destroying wild beehives reporting into Tribe Log.

- Client-side: Improved Underwater TheCenter lighting

- Client-side: Fixed gamepad input not working properly

- Client-side: Fixed not being able to enter numbers on certain text boxes

- Client-side: Fixed Escape not properly closing Inventory Menu after confirmation dialog

- Client-side: Fixed Drop Torches freaking out on clients

- You can no longer upload Bee Hive items, but now you can upload Queen Bees

 

The volcano looks really nice, I also got to see the tek cave entrance. As you might expect I haven't gotten a chance to try it but seeing that door makes me want to get in there.  The music is nice but I seem to only hear one song… Looking forward to more with that.

Name:Bobby

Input: Found my very first  Leedsichthys on xbox so i immediately gather enough material for two rafts and went straight to piss it off….. Took 6 hits for the leeds to sink my plain raft. It didn't seem to hard to get away from even though i wasn't really trying too the hit animation is pretty cool

Name:Goon

Input:I haven’t had a chance to do a real explore yet, because i am in between building bases, but i do like the how the engrams now go by level to show you what you are able to get. I am not sure how i feel about losing 5 levels,

Name:Foe

Input:everythimg looks good , but need more time

 

TIP TIME!

________________________

Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.

_________________________________________

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?
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Name: Bobbert

Type of tip or tale?: Bug Repellent

Tip OR Tale:  Call in :)

Name: Bobby

Type of tip or tale?:punching trees

Tip OR Tale:bring an extra raft now that the leeds is in the water to throw down as a diversion

Name: Goon

Type of tip or tale?: Pimp my hut

Tip OR Tale: when building down from foundation, you need to an extra wall down to place a ceiling piece

Name: giga

Type of tip or tale?;tip

Tip OR Tale:what damages what

LAST CALL        

____________________________________________________

Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

 

You can check out our blog here http://crrgaming.blogspot.com/

Would you rather!?:

 

  • 2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

 

 

Name: Esme:  Only be able to talk in 3rd Person or Never be able to call someone by name?

 

Name:Esme;  Drool 24/7 or Audibly moan during every conversation you have?

Name: Bobby: Would you rather your exgirlfriend release your dick pics or pay her money because she is blackmailing you

 

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Special Episode of Rated Ark Extinction Core Edition SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to an extra special, mod spotlight Episode of Rated Ark: Extinction Core Edition!

 

  • Today is   May 5th 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast, so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark!
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show

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)

MOD SPOTLIGHT: Prometheus

What is Extinction Core?

http://extinctioncoreark.wikia.com/wiki/Extinction_Core_Wiki

Extinction Core is a PVE focused mod for ARK: Survival Evolved. It is a new standalone project by Psycho, the creator of Annunaki Genesis. Content added by this mod are:

 

PROMETHEUS

 

  • Baby and Adolescent Animals
  • Baby dinos - can be found roaming the map, they are tamed just as their full grown versions. However after they are tamed they need to be cared for as any other young dinosaur. Just as if hatched or breed them yourself.
  • Exclusive new creatures

 

    • Alpha Creatures - the bigger, stronger and faster variants of their counterparts. You can tame them, breed them and ride them into combat! They tend to come in shades of grey, white, black, or red/pink. Males spawn with red coloring whereas females spawn with pink coloring.
    • Apex Creatures - The strongest of their respective species. They are extremely hostile, dangerous and deadly. It is recommended to engage them only with the right amount of preparation. As all Apex creatures are immune to torpor, nothing short of a pack of the strongest Alphas could hope to take on an Apex. Apex creatures cannot be tamed.

Felloon

 

  • Bosses - Extinction core adds a progression system to the game in the form of world bosses that are tameable through their appropriate saddles which are made through killing the corresponding boss and unlocking it's matrix although rideable they are not feedable through any means other than Herbivore food or Carnivore food. They are all tamed through means of saddle taming and cannot be brought into boss arenas. All possess the ability to roar, which will render tamed dinosaurs to be stunned and riderless for a short time.

 

    • Deities - The World Bosses of Extinction Core. They are the dominant Guardians of their respective biome and can be challenged by the strongest Survivors. They require strong tactics and preperation in order to achieve victory!They are the current end-game content which require progression to engage. These Guardians have huge health and can only be succesfully battled with Ark’s Boss creatures (Broodmother, Gorilla, Dragon, Manticore, DodoRex & DodoWyvern). Defeating any of this will let you unlock a Tek Gram that will enable you to summon the Primordial Creatures.
    • Easter Egg Creatures - Firebird, Turkey, Easter Bunny, Rudolf, Yeti, Sasquatch

Giga

    • Prime Creatures - These creatures are the tamable and rideable (saddles are not required) variants of their vanilla counterparts. They each have unique abilities and strengths.

      • Prime Achatina
      • Prime Archaeopteryx
      • Prime Dung Beetle
      • Prime Dimorphodon
      • Prime Dodo
      • Prime Eurypterid
      • Prime Jerboa
      • Prime Mesopithecus
      • Prime Microraptor
      • Prime Troodon
      • Prime Titanomyrma
      • Prime Titanoboa
      • Prime Vulture
    • Primordial Creatures - Bokito, the Primordial Being & Silitha, the Primordial Being
    • Scions - Scions are the heralds of their respective Guardian Deity. They are extremely strong creatures with unique elemental effects that make taking one down a serious challenge. Scions are not tameable. When killed, they drop extremely rare loot as well as costumes reflecting their element. Scion of Winter, Scion of Nature, Scion of Fire
    • Skeletal Creatures - These undead horde of creatures roam the Ark with only their Skeletal remains. They are strong and deadly and reinforce their battle lust with a legion of zomdodos! Cannot be tamed. Drops Skeletal Costume.

Kir Canos

    • Tribesmen - NPC enemies with unique abilities and powerful equipment. As you progress through the ranks you unlock Prime Gear engrams that can benefit you along the way. Tribesmen are the dominant inhabitants of the Ark. They are brutal and unforgiving. They swarm the Ark in quick succession and almost never appear alone. When you encounter one, let alone a group, be prepared for a battle to the death. Tribesmen don't have bases; they spawn in specific areas like any other creature. You can KO or passive tame Tribesmen using cooked meat jerky and Alpha Tribesmen using cooked prime meat jerky. Each tribe also drops specific kibbles. Tribesmen and Alpha Tribesmen summon untameable creatures (that can be distinguished by their saddles & flags) to aid them in battle. They last for 30 seconds.
    • Tribe Chieftains - The Chieftains are the leaders of their respective tribe. They are unforgiving and will decimate everything they come in contact with. They are highly aggressive, so be very cautious when one is near. Chieftains drop xeno kibble as well as different artifacts that are required to make the Matrix (which is needed for boss saddles). Each chieftain summons a small squad of their color of tribesmen. Chieftains cannot be tamed.

Esme

 

  • Items
  • Gems - Gems are used to craft Alpha and Boss saddles.
  • Prime Resources - Prime Hide, Prime Pelt, Prime Chitin, and Prime Blood
  • Alpha/Boss Saddle - Additional armor for Alphas, able to craft any metal items in the creature's inventory. It also grants the empowered buff to the creature giving them bonus damage and XP gain. Bosses are saddle tamed. You cannot remove this saddle after you put it in the boss saddle slot.
  • Workbench - Mandatory when crafting the majority of new items added by Extinction Core, this includes items such as the Alpha saddles, Sedatives, Detox, etc. To use the Workbench, learn the engram, craft it, and place it much like any other crafting station.
  • Compound Arrows - shot from a compound bow, the arrows come in fire, poison and shock variants. Fire does large amounts of  damage, poison acts as a powerful tranquilizer, and shock will stun the dino in place (great for flyers).
  • Tranq Spear/Pike - Like a normal spear or pike but does large amount of torpor damage.
  • Sedative - When fed to a knocked out dino, will cause them to become hungry and delivers a huge amount of torpor over a long period.
  • Detox - used to counter the effects of the sedative, and will wake the dino up or used during Boss, Scion and Deity battles to instantly drop torpor damage during the fight.  
  • Blood Vial - Will instantly fully heal huge amounts of health, has a 30 second cooldown after each use. Necessary to use these during Boss, Apex, Scion and Deity battles as they deliver huge amounts of damage.    
  • Xeno Kibble - Kibble used for any dino tames, can only be acquired in treasure packs.  

 

*****Fresh from the Forge****** Extinction Core News Segment

 

Extinction Core Patch Notes: PROMETHEUS

 

Update: Apr 20 @ 10:58am
Unversioned Hotfix

• Adjusted Deities for lower difficulty compatibility adjustments
• Primordials now take less damage from all sources to compensate for no saddle
• Increased width of Nephalem's beam attack
• Fixed Primordial values to intended values
• Fixed Alpha Tuso attack animations & speed

Upcoming: Version 1.4.1
• Additional Dino Balancement Adjustments
▬ Deities are adjusted furthermore for lower difficulty
▬ Primordials now take additional less damage from all sources
• Improved Turret (RMB+C) angles of Primordial Gorilla
[more notes to come]

Main Topic of the show:
Everyone please share their feelings on Extinction Core

Name: Felloon

Input: Everyone that knows me knows that I'm a diehard PvE’er and I'm always looking for something to spice up the game play. I appreciate the relative predictability of PVE and rather than go back to PvP, Extinction Core fits the bill.

I like being able to, with enough preparation and effort,  solo some really tough content but I also believe and very much enjoy content that can only be completed by group effort and that should have it's difficulty tiers to.. entry level group play and those things that are only achievable with great effort.

Name:Kir Canos

Input:I have enjoyed the variety of the mods wildlife. With the bosses all the alphas the primes as well as the easter egg animals. The hunt for the most rare of animals has been what i have enjoyed the most.

I have also enjoyed the unpredictable nature of the mod. Like never really knowing if your base is going to get wiped by a random tek tribe person just coming across your base or having all your tames destroyed by a random apex. I have had bases destroyed but it isn't9 that bad because the 2 servers i have been on with it had rates high enough that starting over was easy. I do have one gripe and that is that the water is kind of lacking in the danger that the rest of the map has. You can rule the water with just one high level mosa not even a alpha one.

Name: Prometheus

Input: I think Extinction Core goes beyond just a mod, although it is labeled a “total conversion”. I feel like it is a possible path that WC themselves could have taken for the core game. It adds a very “arcade” like feel, centered around game progression of dinosaurs, taming and boss battles. Its loads of fun and is by far the best implementation of a mod which adds NPCs. It's very challenging in all the right ways, and not by just making things take a long time to accomplish but by making the steps actually hard to complete. This is something the vanilla game is guilty on almost all accounts. It's a tough as nails view on Ark.

Name:giga

Input:ya gotta tribe up yall

Name: Esme

 

  • Input: I think that Extinction Core is absolutely vital for the Ark End Gamers who love pve and maybe even those who love PVP via the AI Tribes.
  • It definitely gives you challenge and always keeps you on your toes.Sometimes I find It is a bit much for my play style when I feel like relaxing or binging on netflix because I like to turn my brain off and farm or paint or build and that isn't really that easy to do on a server with Extinction core as you are running into a tribe person or a crazy beast that will eat your face. So when I play to relax I don’t do Ext. Core and If I want some excitement I play with/on Ext Core.
  • The thing I feel the mod is lacking at this point, would be building components that can stand up to some of the big bads in the Mod. I think it is discouraging that the beasts are so badass that they can poo poo all over the vanilla building items. You can add mods to help with that but if you are trying to keep a mod list minimum then thats not always an easy option. The mod adds so many other elements to their mod outside of just creatures, that I don't think it would be a stretch that they would do this in the future, at least I think they should.
  • What I love about Extinction core is that everyday is not a dull day. There is always a new step to climb to progress you a little further and the tribe peeps seem to give you a run for your money as your character progresses as there are different tribes people with varied technology.
  • It is mods like these that keep people playing Ark way past its challenge expiration date and I hope Wildcard see this and brings these guys on to their sponsored mod program in the future because MORE ARK PLAYERS need this option :)

 

Name:TuxedoBadger

Input:Extinction Core adds a ton of new content to the game, as well as enhancing game progression.

 

It changes the way you play ark. Maxing speed or health is not enough to keep you alive forever. You might be able to outrun that vanilla rex, but can you outrun the alpha tribesman that you didn’t notice until you heard his whistle, calling in two angry alpha direbears to come charging out of the woods at you? You might think you can until the bola comes flying out of the bushes, pinning you to the ground while the tribesman knocks your dino out while the direbears make a quick meal out of you.

 

Even when you get to boss tier, and you think you’re sitting pretty, your dreams can be dashed when that apex dino you decided to take on  was a few levels too high, or you didn’t bring enough health vials to heal your boss.

 

Hitting the e key has never been scarier.

TIP TIME!

________________________

Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.

_________________________________________

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?
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Name: Felloon

Type of tip or tale?:Tip

 

Tip OR Tale: (first we are not using tranquilizer mods and have not increased the difficulty) i think one of the “mistakes” I made the first time I played thru Extinction Core, on our seasonal server, is that I was thinking in terms several layers of tiered “progression” for dinos so that is how I approached my progression to primordials.

So depending on what you're looking for you can take, what I'm going to call, a fast track to primordials or you can take a more traditional approach and tier your way to Primordials.

The fast track to primordials is, simply,  tame a Titan then use the Titan to gather materials and kill bosses, then tame a boss and use the boss to kill other bosses and help gather materials (side tip: turn off resource gathering on your boss so you can dismount and harvest prime blood and other mats).

I started with a Gorilla but another good starter boss is a Brood mother.

 

Traps are generally useless for Alphas and higher, use the terrain or use a tank.

 

While taming, don't just throw everything in the Dino and expect a quick tame. This is especially true for dinos who’s torpor drops really fast (like a Therizeno), but first put in the sedative, force feed the sedative then place your kibble in the Dino because if the dino eats the kibble first, the tame will take longer.

 

Tame an alpha Pteranodon asap and craft an alpha saddle for it as soon as you can, it can serve as a fairly decent starter tank for other low tier Alphas and vanilla dinos, a Therizeno is also an excellent starter alpha, can be very tanky.

 

Tek Tribesman: can be soloed but don't focus on the Rex, focus on the Tek guy. The easiest and most fun is to have at least one other friend or tribemate help. One of you can tank the Rex while the other kills the Tek Tribesman.  The tek tribesman focuses on the rider and not the Dino so your armor will break then you die. (Maybe take an extra set of armor with you?) (side tip: don't stand by a ledge)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V0p099BOs4

 

We have the Center and Scorched Earth maps clustered together so boss taming is a work in progress for us on Scorched Earth but we did manage to tame a Gorilla by using 2 passively set Rock Golems to tank.

 

Fighting and or tanking subsequent Gorillas with the tamed gorilla has so far proved to be quite a challenge. I think I died on every single attempt so far, because the Gorilla’s minions throw rocks at the rider and not the mount and Desert cloth armor don't give you very much protection.

 

Tuxedo and I have started experimenting with a mixture of armor types, like just wearing desert cloth gloves and the rest is riot gear.. but this is a problem we need to work through.

Name: Kir Canos

Type of tip or tale?:Mod Spotlight

Tip OR Tale:I want to bring up the tek bench. I have found it to be a great addition to extinction core. It is a mod that allows you to use all the tek stuff without having to kill the official bosses and you can craft element. I went tek as soon as i could on the server so i would allow me to swim fast and chase down water dinos to tame and hover a little off the ground so i can tranq the land tames while staying out of range.

 

Name: giga

Type of tip or tale?:tip

Tip OR Tale: what to do once you've tamed all the bosses

 

Name: Prometheus

Type of tip or tale?: Tale

Tip OR Tale: Try not to feed yourself a sedative while fighting a scion.

 

HA^^^

Name:  Esme

Type of tip or tale?;

Tip OR Tale:

Punching trees tips

 

  • This mod is played best with others. My first encounter with an alpha sarca taught me that without my CRR gaming pal Ole Tuxedo Badger, my party boat I had spent a week building would have been reduced to metal shavings in a few more chomps . He arrived to help save the day and my boat by aiding in the removal killing of the two alpha sarcos.
  • Line of sight seems to save you from a lot of things where you would assume just the mere existence of your wall would tick off some crazy dinos or tribe peoples. Get those walls up, most EX Core creatures and chomp through them in a few bites, but they won't want to kill what they can easily see IMO.

 

 

Name: TuxedoBadger

Type of tip or tale?;

Tip OR Tale:

Punching trees tip

 

Location, location, location.

 

LAST CALL        

____________________________________________________

 

  • Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

 

 

  • Esme :
  • Visit our  blog to see all of the games we are playing together and the Ark Servers we have to share with and to find out how to join us in game! At http://crrgaming.blogspot.com/
  • We are currently getting members grouped up League of Legends, Heroes of The Storm, Some Diablo 3, Ark Survival Evolved and GTA5 just to name a few!

 

Would you rather!?:

 

  • 2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

 

Name: Esme : Would you rather pee every time you stood up or poop every time you sit down?

Name: Tux: Would you rather pee a little every time something startled you, or poop a little every time you found someone attractive

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Rated_Ark_50_Final.pngEpisode 50  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode  of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is 4/ 29, 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show : Luminin! ^_^

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)

 

A COMMERCIAL FROM OUR SPONSOR

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

ESME-  We want to give a big warm welcome to our new CRR Members!

Bloodbought,Nymirian84,Royte,K1lls4days,Fenrir007

Prometheus - Scarlettefury 50th episode voicemail, congrats and thank you

Esme:  Bobbert Called in and left us a song.

Esme: iTunes review

Listener Email : Who Would like to read ? LITHEX :D

Hey guys. I've decided to transfer from the official island pve server to scorched earth on ps4 and I remember you talked about a ps4 server we could join. Can you tell me which server you are playing on?

I'm looking for a friendly group of people that are serious about the game. My son and I are levels 89 and 82. In my last tribe I had troly tribe members that just flat out ruined my experience. They trolled the server and harassed my son and I endlessly. They went as far as to make a jail just for me in which I would log on and find myself and my son in handcuffs weighted in. They would do this for petty reasons like if they didn't like the color of something we painted or if they noticed one of their tames moved, but mostly it was just for their fun and enjoyment. So, last night was the final straw when they kicked me from the tribe then let me back in only to put me in jail while i could only sit back and watch my baby rex, baby argy, baby tapajara, baby ptera and baby sabre that I had spent a day raising die.

Everyone on the server hated our tribe and you would think on PVE server what could they possible do to deserve so much hate. Oh well let me tell you. Building a metal platform on your quetz with flags and drums and then floating over someone's base playing for extended periods of time would become rather maddening after so long .

I had people trying to bribe me with goods and membership if I would just sabotage them. But I knew if I ever did anything to retaliate I would be tortured.

I know what your going to say. I should have left. Well when you have months of work building, taming and gear it's very discouraging. I have been tied down too long. The last 5 months of this game I've solely devoted to this one character. I know you guys are more spread out and enjoy the perks of increased rates on your private servers with mods. But I've played this game on official and you know how grueling that can be.

So in short(or long), I've listened to everyone of your podcasts, you make my day at work fly. I look forward to your podcast every week. I would love nothing more than to join one of you in a ps4 pve official sever.
Thanks all of you for your time keep putting out podcasts.

Justin

P.S. foerender you are my favorite. You are seriously the funniest. Esme, your personality and enthusiasm for gaming and just in general is great.  Gigabyte your pessimism and sarcasm just makes my day. And promethius your common sense and groundedness keeps everyone in line. Electrons also essential.  And for all the rest of you your personalities compliment each other ridiculously well..... almost as if by design.

 

Power went out on the street   good thing i have lap top ill keep you guys updated - lithex

 

ESME: Update https://twitter.com/jgossett84/status/854257195315286017

Zahz‏ @jgossett84
@RatedArk the finished attempt to build a round tower on Xbox.Ignore the crop plots I'm in the process of converting to auto turrets.

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

 

Esme: Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
So now physics objects will actually float in water in ARK v257... PROGRESS!!!!! ;)

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/858166791457169408

 

Esme: Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
Designing an "ending" to ARK's intriguing: how should an open world actually end or be scripted? Go out with helluva boss fight at least :-P

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/857055305317982209

Promo - Tweet from Jen

In PC v257, the volcano is going through some "active" changes. We'll be putting out a client update today to show these changed areas.

https://twitter.com/bubblywums/status/857300121603756040

 

Promo - Tweet from Jeremy

Gonna put up a small ARK Steam client update shortly with the area walls visible for where bases are gonna get wrecked by Volcano changes.

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/857296125434482692

 

Promo - Tweet from Wildcard Chris

https://www.twitch.tv/wc_chris  @Jatheish  and I are live right now, come chat!

https://twitter.com/Explore_ARK/status/857541321912987648

 

Esme: Volcano info

Jen
Community Manager
Hey Survivors!

PC update v257 has been pushed back a few days with a new ETA of May 3rd. In combination with the patch needing more time in the oven (have you seen the patch notes? There is a ton of stuff in this patch!), we want to give players time to move their bases out of the volcano area. Console players take note too, as this change will eventually come to you as well.

In the next PC update, the volcano will be receiving an active remodelling which will consume anything in the vicinity. A client-side patch pushed out earlier today now includes these borders in your game so you can see the affected area. You are HIGHLY recommended to move out of the area before the v257 patch goes live.

We would also like to share some new ARK music with you all! Patch v257 will include over 20 new music tracks that are both per-biome and situational. Where do you think these three tracks will be used? Guess in the comments below!

 

!

 

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/announcement/39-upcoming-volcano-changes/

 

PC Patch Notes - Prometheus

Upcoming Version: v257, ETA: April 30

- New Dino: Giant Bee - http://ark.gamepedia.com/Giant_Bee

- New Dino: Daeodon - http://ark.gamepedia.com/Daeodon

- New Dino: Liopleurodon - http://ark.gamepedia.com/Liopleurodon

- New Dino: Kentrosaurus - http://ark.gamepedia.com/Kentrosaurus

- New Structure: Tek Cloning Chamber

- New Structure: Tek Megalodon Saddle

- New Structure: Tek Turret

- New Weapon: Tek Grenade

- TEK Cave & Volcano

- "Ascension" Game Progression

- More UI overhauls

- New Hairstyle and Facial Hair

- Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes

- 15 new music tracks, per-biome and situational

- Full Gamepad input pass (i.e. console gamepad functionality)

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

 

A Little Further Out

- New Structure: Dynamic-Length Bridges

- More Creatures, Gear, Armors, Weapons, & Structures!

- "Boss Wars"

- DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf

- Specific Representative "on-ground" meshes for all dropped items

- Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Esme: Ben Burkart‏ @evilmrfrank
Had to do some testing for the upcoming Center release and I'm absolutely amazed at how much Ark scales graphically...

ESME: PS4 Patch Notes!

 

Luminin: The Cross Realm Rebellion blog is what is up! Anook has been great, really! Probably. But the CRR Mother has spoken! The link is in the show notes, or you can just google Cross Realm Rebellion Blog and it'll be the one on Blogspot.com!

http://crrgaming.blogspot.com/?m=1

 

LITH3X: Tweet from Jeremy - Finally going to partially reveal the implant function!!! https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/856617746318196738

 

Dino Spotlight! Esme & Goon

Wild

Beelzebufo palucocus is the largest frog I've ever seen. Almost impossibly large, it can actually fit a full grown human adult on its back, though just barely. This is a dangerous prospect, though, as secretions from Beelzebufo's skin and saliva have a narcotic effect on most creatures.

Domesticated

Tamed Beelzebufo make for strange mounts. Strange mounts for strange people. Many tribes don't believe there's any reason to ride them. But some like the ability to take large vertical hops up huge walls and cliffs. Regardless of how it is ridden, Beelzebufo is also employed for its ability to quickly cull insects, and convert them into always-useful cementing paste. Extremely fast swimmers, which is great for low level players to escape and see in the ocean

Known Information

Not surprisingly, Beelzebufo is adept at killing insects. In fact, it kills most insects near-instantly, and quickly digests them. It even combines the narcotic chemicals in its mouth with the insects' chitin to create a sticky substance, allowing it to quickly grab prey from afar, and yielding a form of cementing paste.

Favorite kibble - Pulmonoscorpius

DODODEX Tips

GOON: Dododex User Tip Kiss it, and it could be a prince. That, or you'll get knocked out.

ESME: DODODEX User Tip Best for getting cementing paste, 1) go to swamp with a frog. 2)kill any Dino and do NOT eat it. 3)wait a few seconds until all the bugs start eating the body. 4)ATTACK THE BUGS. 5)collect the bug body's while u are on the frog

86 pro tip

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

Hey everyone! Episode 50 is going to go off as a normal show for now. We have had to postpone it a few times already due to missing main hosts and this weekend is no different lol The closer to summer we get the more this will happen because FUN! SUN! PARTIES!  So we can make a separate special montage for episode 50 on the side but we will go forward with episode 50 as a normal show because the show must finally go on lol Thank you everyone for your flexibility and for making this such a great experience !

 

MAIN TOPIC: What to do when you go on a vacation.  

Ideas tips for summer vacations so you don’t come back to dead dino’s and missing walls.

 

Name: teadybear429

Input: One tip I’ve heard but never tried is to encase you dino’s in walls.  As they take 7 days to disappear.  

Join a gaming group and get members to join your servers and dino sit for you and you sit for them.  Beware of soliciting help from servers as you could get insided.  Deploy things like Turrets so if you get hit they don’t just get a bunch of free turrets in a box.  They have to destroy what’s deployed vs just picking up boxed items.  

 

Name: Luminin

 

Input: Last year I went across the country for summer shutdown (2 weeks off work), but because I game (for now!) on a laptop, I just took it with me. No problemo! Log on once a day or once a week. Unless a flying lvl 10 raptor gets in your base and eats your Dinos’ faces, it usually takes a month on average for Dinos to starve. PvE FTW!

 

Name:86

Input:As I have never played as a solo player, the idea of being solely responsible for all my tribes Dino's is quite foreign to me. Besides in a PvP environment all tames, structures, and possessions are a temporary thing that does not last forever. Taking a vacation, and leaving your belongings unsupervised for an extended period of time is a sure way of handing your goods over to another player. So you either must have a strong tribe who can protect your belongings, or consign yourself to the idea of starting over on your return.

Name: Prometheus

Input: I have never played on an official server that I didn't have other tribe members that help keep timers up. On private servers, this normally is not an issue, and friends will not normally claim your dinos.

 

Name:Goon

Input: The best way to cover yourself on vacation is to convince wildcard to let you have the ability to do a login with a phone app, for the sole purpose to keep you base up to date.

Name:Esme:

Input: I have not had to leave ,my dinos for a lengthy amount of time but the most I have had to do or recommend you do is to make sure you check on the demo timers on the server you are on.I do when I am away from official playing on our servers are make sure I fill the troughs . Make sure I make repairs and inspect for break ins around the base. Make sure I communicate if I can not log in to reactivate the timers. Make sure you know if the server you are on has timers and what those decay timers are. Make sure I lock up my dinos as safe as possible. Set out troughs and unlock them for neighbors to feed for me or lock an unlocked trough inside a separate feeding barn with a pinned door so a friend or neighbor can come in and fill it up for me without it being robbed by others on the server. I have had that happen lol

 

Name: LITH3X:

Input: I suppose you could say that I am still kind of an Ark Newbie, so this tip is more aimed towards the people who are still new and may not have all the fancy stuff yet.  I haven’t played much on official. I feel they are a bit overcrowded for my taste. I like to be able to build a base with a nice yard and plenty of space in between me and the next guy. However, I have had a bit of experience when playing on our seasonal center map with extinction core with the alpha raptors that seemed like they wanted to always live around my base. This was before the raptors were fixed and just 1 raptor would walk in my base and kill all the dinos I had and just walk away. Build a wall ASAP… that way something has to get through the wall first. Build a large building and store your dinos inside of it. And finally, when you get there, start with a nice level Rex or even a thereazino. These dinos are awesome for keeping your base safe in the early stages of Ark.

 

Foe - if you dont have friends to help , get yourself a laptop even if its laggy better than nothing

 

TuxedoBadger-Whatever you do to get your ark life ready for some time away, make sure that you don’t have to worry about it for your entire vacation. Sometimes it’s good to unwind from gaming, and worrying about your dinos isn’t going to make your vacation any better. Unless you’re staying home for your vacation. In that case, game on.

 

TIP TIME!

________________________

Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.

_________________________________________

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?
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Name: Luminin

Type of tip or tale?: Pimp my Cereal Box!

Tip OR Tale: In building our coastal village, I built a ramp system down below my house, which is three or four stone pillars high, using pillars, ceilings and sloped ceilings for the ramps, then leveled it off 1 pillar height above the water. From there you add ceilings to form a “floating” boardwalk and add ceilings in between the pillars that are supporting the city above, like docks. Toss in a couple chairs, park rafts down there, voila awesome hidden marina!

Name: Goon

Type of tip or tale?: Punching trees

Tip OR Tale: efficient metal forging is something we all need to do, so not to waste materials. 1 stack of sparkpowder will forge 3 stacks of metal ore, since a forge has 8 slots 2 stacks sparkpowder will forge 6 stacks of metal ore, sometimes there is a leftover of 2 metal ore. With the anky getting updated to lower metal weight to 25%, one run should allow you to grab all the materials you need to fill the forge with metal and enough stone and flint to make the sparkpowder.

 

Name: LITH3X

Type of tip or tale?; Pimp my hut

Tip OR Tale: This tip involves one of my favorite things.. The grapple hook. The other day I was preparing to walk around with Prometheus and Tuxedobadger and I noticed Tux hanging off the side of the rock they were building on with a grapple hook building around the giant rock. Needless to say I was mind blown at this. It opens up so many opportunities for building. You could literally hang off of the edge of a cliff and build a “floating” base!!! This tactic could also be used for our main topic tonight! Build your base on an unreachable rock or cliff! Now you are forever safe from the other dinos! Add turrets and and other things to help save you from PVP :)

 

Name: Bobbert

Type of tip or tale?: PVP Punching Trees tip Call in

Tip OR Tale:

 

Name: Foe

Type of tip or tale?; mod spot light

Tip OR Tale:

Eco everything

LAST CALL        

____________________________________________________

Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

 

LITH3X: I would like to give 2 shout outs. First things first to everyone here in CRR creating content and striving for an amazing community. This is a growing and learning experience and  thanks to the Admins and everyone else showing great initiative and leadership to help relieve a little off of our Admins. And I would like to focus a bit on the admins now and say: You guys are doing great. Everyone has a different play style and I think it’s great that you take the time to listen to everyone to see what people will want. I have always believed that a great leader can create a good balance of order and freedom. Good job guys. ---- My second shout out is actually to someone that I seen while reading the Ark digest. Nerd Out is a music group that makes music about the games they play and the music sounds like music you would hear on the radio. It’s not like normal gaming music you should check em out!

 

Luminin: Huge thanks to Prometheus for helping me do all the things involved with building my first Desktop, from which I’m recording now! :D I named it Tower-of-Power. “Janet” didn’t quite cut it...

 

Esme:

A big thanks to our listeners and all of our hosts who have come to join each episode with us from 1 to 50 Rated Arks and our 8 Rated Extras :) And for our console peeps too who put in the extra effort to keep in touch with us and for making a place for Ark peeps to play on Console too.

Would you rather!?:

 

  • 2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

 

 

Name: Luminin

Would you rather only ever use speakers or a headset/earbuds for the rest of your gaming/media life, includes PC’s, consoles, mobile etc.

Name: LITH3X

Would you rather get paper cuts between your fingers once a month, or receive the Chinese water torture once a week? (A drop of water lands on your forehead for a really long time)

 

Esme : Would you rather have a Third leg directly positioned next to your other legs or sweat honey

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RATED_Extra_8_new.pngEpisode #8 of Rated EXTRA SHOW NOTES

Welcome to Rated Extra!

Our open discussion gaming podcast that we will be put out whenever we feel like it :)

 

  • Today is April 22 , 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

Introduce tonight's crew! Who wants to?

 

Main Topic!

What's your favorite character from a video game and why?

 

Name:Teadybear

Input: Giralt from the witcher. Kick ass old man. Who also can take a light pather or dark path.  

 

*SPOILERS*

Name:TuxedoBadger

Input: There are a ton of characters that have been memorable, but one that sticks out the most is one of the newest to hit the gaming market. Aloy from Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the most well thought out, layered, and relatable (to me) characters. I have raved about this game in the past, and I found every part of it to be extremely well done.

 

Aloy stands out as a quality character, not (like some claim) because she isn’t oversexualized, or because she is a female character, or any of the other “hot button issue” things people have talked about. She is simply well thought out. Aloy has depth to her that other games seem to fall short on with their own characters. Her reactions Her reactions, comments, and conversations are different depending on the situation and what you have already done in game (visiting Rosts grave).

 

Que the orphan card (I’m an orphan, surprise surprise), Gorilla games handled the personality of an orphan pretty damn well.

 

*SPOILERS*

 

Name: Willektron

Input: Hard choice, because there are a few that I like for different reasons, but I'm going to have to say Garrus Vakarian from the Mass Effect series is one of my favorites. He has a dry, sarcastic sense of humor that is hilarious to me, and he's just a cool character in general. It's neat to watch his progression and growth across the three games.

 

Name: LITH3X

Input: This has got to be the hardest question someone could ask, in my opinion. I thought on this extremely long and hard thinking about who I would like to choose, and of course my mind went to League of Legends first with Thresh… but then I thought, as much as I love League of Legends, and I do… Unless you read into the lore there isn’t much champions on league can bring you. So I thought about Witcher… but this popped something in my mind that I will never forget as long as I live, so this one would have to take the pie. The original Fable, or Fable Anniversary for those of you who may have came to Fable a bit late… and it’s not the main character or anyone that has to do with the “Main” part of the game. It has to be the kid in the beginning of the game that wants you to qqbreak the barrels to see what’s inside when you are supposed to be guarding them. And the reason why is for this one reason. He says… “Are you just gonna stand there like a lemon?” in this high pitched British accent and I don’t know why but it just cracked me up so bad!

 

Name: Prometheus

Input: Its hard to choose, a single character of all time. But when I had to think of the ones that made the longest and most lasting impression it has to be Cloud and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. They made for an amazing pair as protagonist / antagonist. FF7 was by far the most amazing JRPG I had ever played. In 1997 when the game was released, I was playing a lot of JRPGs. It was definitely a game to remember played in epic proportions. If any game could possibly have me consider getting a console again it will be Final Fantasy VII remake that was announced for the PS4 in 2015, still no word on when it will be released but when it is… I'll be in line for a PS4. If you wanna check out the video of the announcement back in Dec 2015, there is a link in the show notes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3U04T0iDvk      

 

Name:Lee

Input: Myself. I tend to mostly play games where you create your own characters. As a matter of fact, that is one of the main features I look for in a game, character customization/individualization. I like to play me (or some version of myself). I own very few games that you play a preset character. I was talking to Foe earlier and he reminded me to think about NPCs from games, not just the player character.

Thinking about it, one of my favorite NPCs is Dogmeat from Fallout 4. He’s the best 4 footed companion I’ve ever played with in a game. He fetches, he attacks, he’ll hold a raider on the ground so you can carefully place a bullet in their head. He’s loyal and damn, the animations they used when creating him are amazing, it’s almost like having a real dog running around barking at butterflies while you are trying to sneak up on that super mutant and kill him without alerting his 20 hulking cannibalistic buddies.

 

TIME TO TALK GAMES!

Suggestions for input! (Obviously don’t pick them all :P ) lol

What are you doing in game!? Do you have some gaming news to share? Some releases you can't wait for? A game you were excited for but it bombed?

Any game! Any Platform! Share it here!

Name: Willektron

Input: Persona 5

Very well put together, intriguing story, slick animations. Haven’t gotten far enough to see all the mechanics yet, but they brought back guns and enemy negotiations from the early games and combined it with the social interaction aspects of the most recent games. The combat menu system is also pretty neat in this game: instead of scrolling through menus for everything, the initial combat options are assigned to various buttons on the controller. It’s a relatively small thing, but it changes it up enough to make things interesting.

 

Name: LITH3X

Input: So as most of you know, the CRR team is up and running so I just wanted to give a little rundown of the new champions that have been released, Xayah the Rebel and Rakan the Charmer. This is the first time Riot has released two champions that aid each other if they are played together. Riot does however have little strange things in the game that not many people know though, like if you play more than one Ninja type champion on the same team they get a debuff because they are supposed to be silent and alone. Its not that big of debuff tho i think its like 1 hp or something. But these new champions actually do different things with their abilities when the other is near. Even when they just teleport back to the base they can ride with the other on their back. This is interesting because one could start the back and the other could join as he leaves. I haven’t tested it yet but if it doesn’t increase the back timer, then you could make some amazing plays with this.

 

Name: TuxedoBadger

Input:  Destiny TWO OMFG

 

 

Time to finish the show by digging a little deeper!

 

  • Post a question for the crew to each answer on the show below!
  • It can be a “have you ever?” What's the craziest ? What's your favorite? What's a pet peeve of yours? What would you do? Etc.

 

 

Name: LITH3X

Input: What is the absolute best book you have ever read, and why?

-Lee: The Stand. Mic drop.

-Prometheus: I recommend

  • Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
  • Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  • The Martian (Andy Weir)
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy (Suzanne Collins)
  • Console Wars (Blake J. Harris)
  • The Gift of Dyslexia (Eldon Braun, Ronald D. Davis)

-Tuxedobadger: Shadowmagic by John Lenahan. It’s based on Irish mythology.

 

Name:  TuxedoBadger

Input: What is your gaming pet peeve?

Last call!

 

  • Got anything you forgot to add?
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games? Etc :) ? Share it here!
  • This is a “FREE FOR ALL” ADD ON !

 

@Lith3x on Twitter

@Prometheus184 on Twitter

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Episode 49.5 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES
Welcome survivors new and old to Episode of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!
Today is April 14th, 2017
We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
You can reach the show by emailing RatedArk@gmail.com
You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com
And you can now watch us record each episode Saturdays on Twitch 10:30pm est at www.twitch.tv/ratedark !

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :
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)

*****LOOT DROP*****
This segment is for listener feedback. Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!
Esme: We would like to give a big CRR Welcome to our latest members thex03,Bonna,ArchAngel1197, and rugmanjinkins,

Twitter Dm to Rated Ark From A Listener: WHO WANTS TO READ?(i can read it -giga
In regards to super late game unobtainable content I think to add to the argument especially in regards to the world of Warcraft comparison. If I choose to chase that carrot in WoW I don't have any real risk. You don't die in that game and lose everything. In ark if I go for it and obtain it all it takes is the will of another player to lose it when I'm not even around to prevent it. One unruly tribe member could take it all while you are offline. A glitch could kill you and never see that stuff again. A server glitch wiped it all out. Etc. These are all things every ark player has experienced in one way or another. The risk to your reward is why the ascendant items never leave the vault and why ppl preach don't trust anybody. Ark has made me the grumpy old man with a shotgun saying get off my lawn. Love your show. ....but pho needs to see a dr cuz where his head goes in would you rather ....Zahz@jgossett84

Esme: The Same Listener also tweeted us a pic of a Build they are working on
Zahz‏ @jgossett84 Apr 10
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@RatedArk workin on this Xbox pvp server. I really hope to see these building mods one day cuz this was a pain.I don't even know if I like it

 

Listener Email: Esme
Hi all at rated ark my Game name is Cannon , sorry about grammar and spelling. I have been listening to you pop cast for last 4 weeks and now up-to-date​. April. Love what you do . I am a arkaholic and proud . Would really like to jump in game with you all and jump on TS or discord to chat about Ark Ark Ark. Well that's all i talk about at the moment lol. At work at home.Ark is life at the moment .

Look forward to hearing from you.as you can guess not best at email but can talk about ark all day long.

Cannon out .

LISTENER EMAIL: WHo would like to read?______86________________
Hey Rated Ark Crew,

 

PurpleHeart here, I want to start off by saying that i have been listening to your show since episode 20 and been enjoying it more and more as the shows go on, you guys are fun to listen to and give me great ARK information both advance and basic, a few episodes back you were talking about how Family Sharing on Steam was disabled in Official servers and were talking about how you thought it was done due to financial reason, at first i thought so too and then i stumbled across why i think they did it. Now to give you a little background as to how i found this information and then close it out with a tip for some of the fellow Xbox ARK players.

Me and my friends play Xbox and have recently pick ARK up again. Only being on for a couple months, and joining our old Official PvP server, we quickly established ourselves as a strong beta tribe. With our base that rivals an Alpha's we needed to fill it with Dinos. At about this time the roll back happened so we hit it with the breed and taming bonus HARD! Even landing a perfect tame lvl 145 Thylacoleo the day the cat came out! Anyways, we are at 160/200 tames and have been talking about starting a second tribe allying with it just to hold our egg tames for kibble. After talking about how to get a second survivor in our server i started to do some research. Now you can only have 1 Survivor in a server at a time, but there are a few ways around this. One of those ways around this was to share your family share your steam account to accounts that you controlled and you were able to log out of one Steam account to log into your other account and access that survivor that is in your server. So from my understanding is that WildCard were aware of this happening on PC and disabled the feature, and that is why they only did it to Official servers because those servers tend to be played more cutthroat than others.

Which come to my Xbox tip. There isn't anything to stop Xbox players from taking a page from the PC gamer book and having multiple Xbox accounts with survivors in the same server. When you start getting to a large enough tribe level were ARK Server transferring and having a sister tribe is almost a must having a second high level Survivor is really important. You want to make being traced back to your home server as difficult as possible. Making a second Xbox live account is really easy and you don't have to pay for Gold now as long as the main account on the console has gold. We just made our second tribe and filled a level of our base with all our egg dinos over encumbering them with stone so they cant move then unclaiming them and claiming them in our second tribe. Exploits aren't always fair and normally im a gamer who stays FAR AWAY from cheats and exploits to make things easier, however i also want my tribe to keep growing and prosper like the Alphas of any server, and you are fooling yourself if you think you can get ahead of an Alpha in an Official PvP server on Xbox if you don't use everything to your advantage, because you know that they are as well.

Thank you for your time reading this!

******Dino Spotlight! Esme & Goon******

The Basilosaurus!
http://ark.gamepedia.com/Basilosaurus
PROMO: What we have learned from the Dossier:
Wild
One of the stranger creatures in the waters surrounding the island is Basilosaurus solatiumfecit. It's a powerful swimmer which has adapted to the shallows so remarkably well such that it rapidly recovers from injuries when near the water's surface. Conversely, it's vulnerable to deep water pressure, which slowly cause it harm.
ESME Domesticated
Despite the hassle of engaging with its ornery followers, many tribes still attempt to tame the Basilosaurus, as its mammalian warm-blooded circulation provides a rider with perfect comfort from both heat and cold. Alternatively, Basilosaurus is hunted - perhaps too vigorously - for its special blubber, which can be refined into a far more efficient form of gasoline!
PROM Known Information
Basilosaurus is usually closely followed around by other predatory creatures, as its eating habits leave a large amount of scraps for scavengers to consume. It's a gentle creature towards humans, and happily takes food directly from them. However, the creatures which trail the 'Basi' tend to become dangerously enraged whenever this happens, as it leaves no leftovers for them.

ESME: Taming Method -Passive
Preferred Kibble -(Therizino Egg)
Preferred Food- Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton
Equipment -Basilosaurus Saddle (Lv 55)
DODODEX USER TIPS:
http://www.dododex.com/taming/basilosaurus
PROM: Good for farming bio toxin, as it can attack Cnidaria without being stunned or knocking off the rider. Takes damage when it goes too deep, though surfacing rapidly heals it.
ESME: Take a Baryonyx or a powerful swimming creature to kill off the Manta's and then go in for the tame

SCARLET FURY DIARIES! FOE:)
Dear Diary,
I've been hearing a lot lately about an arena where survivors like myself fight until there is one winner. Since it's not too far from my home, and I've been getting bored of home life, I decided to try it! My first actually went pretty well, considering I was a beginner. Since then, I've entered in 20 fights. I've heard the loot is good, if you win. I haven't won yet, but I've gotten close! I think I've found a new hobby!
Sincerely,
Scarlette Fury

 

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment
( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

ESME: Tweet Time!:
Adam‏ @thelilpanda
PC PGM Extinction servers will be resetting April 14 at 6pm EST. Plan accordingly!
https://twitter.com/thelilpanda/status/852740438712700928

 

Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
ARK Easter Event starting tomorrow on PC, and coming to console in next update, Gotta get those cosmetics!!!

ARK Retweeted
Ced‏ @ComplexMinded Apr 13
Going old school. #PrimitivePlus PC beta build is live! Working on getting a beta server up!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=851427677 …

ARK‏V @survivetheark 21h21 hours ago
ARK Survival Evolved and Scorched Earth are available at 25% off on PS4 (EU) for the Easter Sale!
http://ark.gg/PS4EU
Jat‏ @Jatheish
In a reply to :Nick Dudink @NickDudinks
@Jatheish any news about SotF for console

Jat answered :
“I get asked this question a lot: SotF Development is on hiatus and it'll stay like this for the foreseeable future on all platforms.”

 

Adam‏ @thelilpanda
Don't forget! If you have an official server outage to report, please use our form to report it! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8Xn6z_RP7fxGgH_86VZAKDzqmbDboanrC51GSpr_1v9_PLA/viewform
ARK‏ @survivetheark
ARK: Evolution Event is now live until April 17th @ 12PM EST - Bonus 1.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience Rates on all PLATFORMS!
Esme:
Write up on Survive The Ark.com :
WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY: ISSUE #1 - WHAT IS A MODDER?
This is just another awesome layer to what I feel is already a fantastic thing! In this first installment Complex Minded starts us off by talking about modders and starts spotlighting modders in the Sponsored Mod Program by Wildcard. Go check it out at this link :)
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/workshop-wednesday-issue-1-what-is-a-modder-r429/

ESME :
Another Major update coming to The Center!
Evil Mr. Frank says:
I have always been a huge believer in being open and clear about changes that very clearly effect players and I've also seen a bit of confusion about exactly what is and isn't coming in the next major update to The Center so I was hoping to clear some things up. The below list is split into 3 parts, things I know are definitely coming in the next update, things I hope to get into next update if time permits, and the last one are things I wish I could but probably do not have the time for. I do not currently have a release date yet for this update but I believe it's towards the end of the month.

TLDR: Lots of awesome stuff -- Server information can be found at the bottom of this post.

Definitely coming in next update:

- Giant new ocean expansion: This makes the oceans in the eastern edge of the map over 3X deeper. Why did I focus on this exactly? I knew the underwater bases were incoming and I thought it was a very unique gameplay feature the game hasn't seen before and wanted to give players some really amazing places to build new bases. The oceans never truly felt like oceans before, more like deep lakes so wanted to expand on that a bit more as well with truly deep/dark oceans. The kind of areas you'd expect to find angler fish and other deep sea life ;) This new area provides tons of VERY large flat spaces for player bases, as well as another interesting source of obsidian around some volcanic vents. As with any area of the map I did not provide every resource type here so although you have heavy access to rock/oyster/obsidian you do not have access to metal down here other than the small amount you can get from rock. This is to encourage players to move about the map more and make no single area too powerful or important over others.

- Adding missing dinos: There are a number of missing dinos on the map that are currently not spawning, before you ask "does this include this or that" yes, yes it does include that and this and that too, (even eels, but in lesser numbers :P ).

- Improvement to current bosses/element: Since the release of the difficulties/element for The Island there have been several complaints about the bosses on The Center or the lack of, as well as the element amount being rather low in comparison. This upcoming update will drastically improve that giving players the ability to now select different difficulties for the bosses with the current boss fight giving slightly more element and harder difficulties giving a bit more. Adding harder difficulties has also allowed me to give a little more options in regards to what tek gear can be gotten on the map.

- Explorer Notes: These will include all of the dino dossiers but none of the lore related ones.

- Lots of random bugs fixed This time around this mostly includes various holes around the map that players are using to glitch under the map or get out of the world.

Hopefully coming in next update:

- The reintroduction of the jumping puzzle This one has been a long time coming and tons of changes have been made to this since it was last enabled to keep players from cheating. The ramps heading up have been removed to stop dinos that can jump far from jumping up it, added a pool of water for players to fall into on the way back down. Also thinking about changing this so that this is a one time thing every 12 hours per server instead of once per player every 24 hours. Will likely put something in this room to show if it is currently available or not but this will stop all of the remaining issues we had with this being cheated in the past.

Small chance of it coming in next update:

- Adding some of the boss fights from The Island This one is a huge "maybe". I know it is one of the most requested features atm for the map but it is not in any way an easy thing to do, some of them may be pretty straight forward but some such as the dragon boss may not ever be possible for technical reasons. One of the biggest reasons this is difficult to simply copy them over and set them up actually comes down to how they are setup. If you look at the boss arenas and their place in the world they are placed underneath the map on The Island, The Center has dozens of layers of complexity under the map so copying the boss fights over directly may simply put them inside one of the very large caves or ocean expansion areas etc... Will need to look into this more heavily to see exactly how hard or easy it will be in the end but chances are only some may be able to be copied over.

If you feel like anything is missing from the above list or have any issues in the map specifically let me know :) https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/172229-another-major-update-coming-to-the-center/
There is also a Center Test Map now you can find here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=894188347
https://twitter.com/thelilpanda/status/851620321904009217
PC Patch Notes - Prometheus
Upcoming Version: v257, ETA: April 30
- New Dino: Giant Bee
- New Dino: Daeodon
- New Dino: Liopleurodon
- New Dino: Kentrosaurus
- New Structure: Tek Cloning Chamber
- New Structure: Tek Megalodon Saddle
- New Structure: Tek Turret
- New Weapon: Tek Grenade
- TEK Cave & Volcano
- "Ascension" Game Progression
- More UI overhauls
- New Hairstyle and Facial Hair
- Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes
[MORE NOTES TO COME]

A Little Further Out
- New Structure: Dynamic-Length Bridges
- More Creatures, Gear, Armors, Weapons, & Structures!
- "Boss Wars"
- DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf
- Specific Representative "on-ground" meshes for all dropped items
- Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky
[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Xbox v753.0, ETA: April 24-Badger
New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding
New Dino: Equus!
New Dino: Leedsichthys!
New Dino: Ichthyornis!
New Dino: Iguanodon!
New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
New Structures: TEK Teleporter
New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle
New Structure: Tek Power Generator
Total Inventory Menu redesign (other UI's coming soon!)
Flyer Nerf
Reduced Vault Size
Limited one C4 attached per dino
Sheep now have a "Slaughter" option when you have a club, sword, hatchet etc equipped, also works on PvE
1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (male and female variants)
20+ new Explorer Notes
[MORE NOTES TO COME]
ESME: PS4 v506.0, ETA: April 24
New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding
New Dino: Equus!
New Dino: Leedsichthys!
New Dino: Ichthyornis!
New Dino: Iguanodon!
New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
New Structure: TEK Teleporter
New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle
New Structure: Tek Power Generator
Total Inventory Menu redesign (other UI's coming soon!)
Flyer Nerf
Reduced Vault Size
Limited one C4 attached per dino
Sheep now have a "Slaughter" option when you have a club, sword, hatchet etc equipped, also works on PvE
1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (male and female variants)
20+ new Explorer Notes

 

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).
Our opinions of the current game changes & additions like the flyer changes, Leeds & rafts, how we are fairing g with the new UI , Dino sounds, etc now that we have our hands on them.

Name: Prometheus
Input:
I have come to grips with the UI and find it almost as natural as the original. However I have found some spots that still need reworking or jarring. One is with workbenches, the tabs are odd but can get used to them. Everyone once in the while I have quick second where I think all my stuff is gone. There isnt a hotkey that I have found to close an inventory screen, it used to be “E” for a while I was mistakenly eating narcs and stuff because my cursor was hovering over it and I believed I was trying to exit. All said and done, I think the new UI is better than the old.
Flyer Nerf Gate is real, and difficult. Based on the comments of “The Right Hand” their desire to have dinos become more focused on certain tasks is showing now that I have tame and leveled each fresh. The Ptera’s are for fast travel, a argie for gathering, a Quetz for etc, etc, etc. That being said, playing on private servers truly has its benefits, I could imagine how some people feel after putting loads of time into their dinos on official to then have this happen. I understand wild card said “this was the bottom” but I honestly don't see them increasing things all the much over time. Definitely not even close to how it once was. Flying in my preference for travel, land dinos make it very hard to navigate the terrain. Not impossible, but much harder then when you can sit in the open sky.
The sounds are too much at times, not only are you going to make traveling across the map a much longer due to flyer nerfing but to couple it all with horrible repeating noises just seems harsh. Wild card do you hate us, LOL. Can we get some in game music please? Dinos sounds didn’t really need to be “redone”, if this is what they call “Dino TLC pass” I am definitely not feeling the love. I may actually hate the new sounds more then the flyer nerf! This may all sound very dramatic but, what more do you want from a guy who does a weekly podcast on a dinosaur game! LOL

Name: Esme
Input: I'm split on the flyer nerf.
I'm split on the dino Sounds. I love the argent sound, I hate the Ptera wings sounds. They sound like big thick heavy wings instead of light and thing. I hate the evil scary movie slow motion HAHAHA the parasaurs do .
I like the new UI , I still think it needs more contrasting colors.
I hate how similar blueprints look to the actual item .
The Leeds is exciting and terrifying.
I want to be able to do more with our rafts now.
I keep hitting the esc button to exit out of our inventory and that is annoying and I dont like having to click x to get out lol The retraining my muscle memory has be feel a bit grouchy at times but ill manage lol

Name: Teadybear
Input: We haven’t seen anything yet of course. However I’m kind of excited to see what changes come. U I changes etc. Safes being smaller etc. We’ll see about the changes sound changes. Probably indifferent to that.

Name:86
Input:
Excited for the changes to the center map that complex minded announced

Name: gigabyte
Input:hear ye hear ye thar be whales afin

Name: Hackerdude
Input: Ugh. Flyer Nerf. Ugh. So many points I put on speed on all my dinos and… Nothing. Inventory. It’s slower, having folders by default is Ick. I get lost with having to toggle the tooltips. I’m crotchety today.
Also on the new inventory, getting to the Beacons and having the upload interface first is just not very smart.
New sounds I like. Almost all of them. They seem more realistic, it’s nice.

Name: Badger
Input: Seeing as i don’t have a well informed opinion have not seen these changes first hand I will make the point i enjoy using flyers for travel especially Argies, but all flyers have been over used for everything and i hope to see more rarely used dinos in use now. Otherwise i’m just excited to see the other new additions when xbox gets them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIP TIME!
________________________
Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.
_________________________________________
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?
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Name: Teady
Type of tip or tale?: Efficiency tip Tip
Tip OR Tale: If you whip thrown boxes you can pick them up without opening your inventory.
allowing you to pick up more weight than your allowed.
Related to that you can aim where you toss your boxes by looking where you want them to go.

 

Name: Bobbert
Type of tip or tale?:
Tip OR Tale: Pvp/pve Punching trees tip. Dangers of building into a hill.

 

Name: Promo
Type of tip or tale?:
Tip OR Tale:

Name: gigabyte
Type of tip or tale?;tip
Tip OR Tale:balancing work/school and ark

LAST CALL
____________________________________________________
Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!
Esme: Luminins Crr Xbox server is up. Lithexs is firing up a CRR LOL group. Felloon opened up his CRR Center-scorched ARL server cluster. Our Foe & Esme Seasonal server ends 4-26-2017. Lee is firing up a scorched server for CRR this Sunday. Our CRR Prom Plus Tribe has been successfully building our river City. It's been pretty exciting lol Yogi's PS4 CRR Ark server is still up and pumping!

https://www.change.org/p/mcdonald-s-bring-back-mcdonald-s-chicken-nugget-szechuan-sauce?utm_content=petition&utm_medium=email&utm_source=58410&utm_campaign=campaigns_digest&sfmc_tk=EtAL19rMwgbbo4bUeX0OBT4939ZMYl2HA0swSROGqN5VWjMrpBjF%2b8iK7uix4Hq6 GO SIGN THIS -giga

Would you rather!?:
2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

Badger: Would you rather be able to see 10 minutes into your own future or 10 minutes into the future of anyone but yourself?

Name: ESME
Would you rather?
Eat only roadkill for the rest of my life
Have everyone else in the world sound like Gilbert Gottfried

How can people reach you ? Got any social media you wish to share?

Esme: Twitter @Esmeralda_sky

Prometheus: Twitter @Prometheus184

Badger: Twitter @IronBadger1775
You can also watch me livestream on Beam during the week @ https://beam.pro/Iron_Badger037

Hackerdude: @hackerdude on Twitter
HackerdudeDavid on Twitch

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RATED_EXTRA_7.pngEpisode #7 of Rated EXTRA SHOW NOTES

Welcome to Rated Extra!

Our open discussion gaming podcast that we will be put out whenever we feel like it :)

 

  • Today is   4/8/2017 !
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com
  • And you can now watch us record each episode on Twitch 10:30pm est at www.twitch.tv/ratedark and on you tube !

 

 

Introduce tonight's crew! Who wants too? _________________

TIME TO TALK GAMES!

Suggestions for input! (Obviously don’t pick them all :P ) lol

What are you doing in game!? Do you have some gaming news to share? Some releases you can't wait for? A game you were excited for but it bombed?

Any game! Any Platform! Share it here!

 

Name:gigabyte

Input: sea of thieves alpha impressions

Bobbyj377 Twitch Chat suggestion:  https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/

Name:Prometheus

Input: Zelda BoTW

 

  • Amazing Looking Game, Art style
  • The Detail and depth
  • Seems overwhelming watching twitch
  • Really tapped into the classic Zelda
  • Combat Style Looks Great
  • Best part the switch being handheld or full console

 

GTA 5

 

  • Having a lot of fun with this again
  • Lee has been showing me the ropes again
  • I bought for GTA5 for Xbox360 and later for the PC
  • Wasn't very fleshed out when it first released, w/ missions

 

Mass Effect

 

  • Shoutout to Shawn, aka Quicksilver aka Lucky Phantasm
  • He was talking about this game on his PodCast, Gamers in Beta
  • He mentioned the game, interested when the price drops

 

ESME IS BACKKKKKKK

Hi Esme!!! :)

Name:Lithex

Input:League of Legends

 

  • Recent LCS Matchups (The return of Madlife)
  • A note to Toxic Playersw
  • Climbing the ladder

 

World of Warcraft

 

  • What do you think could be improved to bring you back/continue playing?
  • What was your favorite thing to do in wow?

 

Name: Hackerdude

Input: Watch Dogs 2

 

  • It’s an awesome game - I played it on XBox but it’s also on Steam. Set in a true-to-life, very well-miniaturized San Francisco, the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, which is near and dear to my heart (because it’s where I live and the environment I work in) and that of all techies, because here we design a lot of that stuff.
  • It’s a GTA near-clone with a cool, privacy and technological storyline which is plausible. Except for all the constant killing. But if they didn’t have it it wouldn’t be a video game. They do have playing styles - Aggressor, Trickster, Ghost and Tinkerer I think.
  • I’m a big social and history nerd and this is one amazing look at San Francisco Culture. A lot of SF landmarks and its strange people are represented, in the same spots as the original places. It’s really virtual tourism. A “Social App” gives you points for taking selfies in famous landmarks. And one of the missions is to hack the Ubisoft building and leak a trailer.
  • It’s a very socially aware storyline cast, and there’s a lot of counterculture and light social commentary on the technology scene in the Bay going around - the heroes are a rainbow-colored cast and Marcus, the character you play, is African-American (though Hispanics are still only the gangs, but hey, you gotta start somewhere), they go to Burning Man (which they call “Swelter Skelter”) and witness a “bad poetry contest” and other games, the bad guys are all corporate types that do Yoga and are very Northern California. Lots of good gags and funny moments, even for the characters walking around, whose phones you can hack into and sometimes read their phone and text conversations. They “Go there” a fair bunch on everyone with biting social commentary. They have “stand-ins” for Google (“Nudle”, its map location even roughly matches where Google’s complex in the real life map) and Facebook (“NVite”, which also matched location except Facebook has moved since they started making the game), and they talk a bunch about invasions of privacy and the dangers of a single company brokering everybody’s data - in this case the fictitious CTOS, by the “Blume Corporation”, but any sufficiently embedded router manufacturer that started doing security hardware - or Apple - could do this

    Since two of the hackers are of color, they talk to each other about their woes: ‘If I had a nickel for every time someone told me how well spoken I was...’, things like that. There’s also a couple of missions in rough neighborhoods in Oakland, one where you discover they are being overcharged on purpose so they will have to leave, since rooked politicians and real estate developers want to gentrify the area.

  • The mechanics, other than the GTA-Style of play with less cars but with a RC car, a drone that can eventually launch bombs, and hacking via your phone, RC, drones and cameras are very good, and provide lots of different ways to approach the problem other than shooting your way through it (which you still can do).
  • There are “hacking mechanics” which involve following blue and red data paths in a sequence. They’re fun little puzzles, all fairly quickly solvable (don’t forget you can use your drone).
  • Cooperative multiplayer lets you do difficult side missions but you can always finish the main story in single player mode. Competitive multiplayer lets you hack others (which is SUPER HARD without getting noticed and killed), be a bounty hunter helping the police (happens when your wanted level goes above 3 outside of a mission), and find the hacker.

 

Name: Esme

Input: As always I have been playing the shit out of Ark. I have been really enjoying the Primitive Plus Official Server we are tripped up on. It has been a lot of fun working again as a team, building our river village, taming low level dinos like scrubs. The server runs like butter which I'm not used to for it being an official. The community is very community oriented. No one seems to be douches like our Island official we are tribed up on.       

 

Widowers Sky?  

Directly from their steam page :

Genre: Adventure, Platformer, Puzzle
Platforms: PC
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese
Players: Single-player
Posted Apr 6 @ 10:18pm  Updated Apr 7 @ 7:14am

 

A new adventure game from whaleo.

Widower's Sky follows a father, son and dog across a strange planet. As they search for home, they jump through portals with unknown consequences. Each portal sends the family to a new environment where they endure a daunting journey of towering buildings and beautiful vistas. Equipped with only his bow, the father must fight against the wildlife (lions, tigers, bears and more) while keeping the son fed and rested.
Features
• Gorgeous landscapes
• Engaging soundtrack
• Living environments including docile and vicious wildlife
• A mix of puzzle, platforming and survival
• Immersive sound design
• Engaging voice over (Currently english only)

Website:
http://whaleo.com/widowerssky/

 

After hearing the trailer, My question, “ Can you guys play games that are of the more sad and dreary and serious? Would this trailer make you want to hop in and play?” (Esme will play the trailer lol

It has been green lighted for steam and you can help it make it there by going here:

Steam Green Light:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=899903837

Article:

https://www.pcgamesn.com/widowers-sky/widowers-sky-announcement-trailer

You Tube Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw1IbNLTjDc

GAH

Foe - Destiny 2 is coming , Ubisoft club is very cool , hearthstone new expantion . had to restart herizon new dawn , HUmble bundle is rocking a ps4 bundle

Time to finish the show by digging a little deeper!

Post a question for the crew to each answer on the show below!

It can be a “have you ever?” What's the craziest ? What's your favorite? What's a pet peeve of yours? What would you do? Etc.

/taunt

43

Name:gigabyte

Input:ill think of something

Name: Prometheus

Input: Most embarrassing moment in your life!?

 

I FEEEEEEL like i have to PEE NOW- guess who lol  Esme? DING DING DING! Im back lol

 

Name:Lithex

Input: What is it that you enjoy the most about gaming in a community like CRR & why?

 

Esme: I think what I have enjoyed so far is the diversity of our members and how even though I am one of the only really active females in the group I feel like we all get along and treat each other the same. I have played on other gaming groups where that is not the case. I have also been lucky to have our gaming group embrace the discord server so well. It has been a great Oasis free from the bull shit you find across other social media sites and free from the toxic behavior you run into in public gaming groups like facebook etc. My goal when I made CRR was to have a place where we connect through what we have in common instead of what we don’t . And that is gaming! So I feel blessed we have such a great group where we continue to honor that.

Name: Esme

Input: Have you ever went off on a person in public? If no, have you witnessed a crazy moment where others have?

 

Sorry guys I have to get to bed, its late. - Prometheus

 

Name: Foe

Input: favorite snack while playing games

 

Last call!

 

  • Got anything you forgot to add?
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games? Etc :) ? Share it here!
  • This is a “FREE FOR ALL” ADD ON !

 

 

Name: Lithex

Input: The Magicians…. So good… so good.. lol

Just an idea - Fan + CRR event nights? (Maybe once a month?) Thoughts?

Name:  Hackerdude

Input: I just finished watching Goliath S1. It’s a fantastic show on Amazon Prime Video with Billy Bob Thornton (from Bad Santa, the Astronaut Farmer, and also usually does a bunch of sleazy-type characters) and William Hurt. At first I got bored... “Another boring show of an ex-hotshot divorcé lawyer with a tragic backstory turned lazy California beach bum and saying funny things, calling B.S. on power and “normal” life…”

But then there was this “stop-rewind-WHAT-THE-HELL-DID-JUST-HAPPENED” moment - and I won’t give it up because of spoilers - where it just grabs you and doesn’t let you go for the rest of the season. So just keep watching, don’t give up on it.

 

Name: Hackerdude (if I can take two slots, otherwise don’t worry about it)

Input: Just saw Ghost in the Shell this weekend.

Scarlet Johannson is Major, a human brain inside a robotic “shell” designed as a perfect law enforcement officer but that has a body that seems built for something else.

It’s not just a remake of the Anime original. It’s an original story.

It’s good. But it’s a “standard” Hollywood movie, so it concentrates on fantastic special effects and breathtaking battle and shooting scenes, and the visuals are stunning and don’t disappoint. They only “hint” at the questions of where the soul resides, whether our identity is fixed by our memories or depends on which memories we have and what is reality once your brain is not in its normal “shell”, sadly without ever delving into it, leaving it for us geeks to work it out in our heads while we appreciate Johannsen shooting bad guys and kicking high on a full-body leotard. So bottom line, the sad part is that they removed a lot of the smarts of the original, which inspired “The Matrix” in the first place. But it is still a very enjoyable film, particularly in IMAX 3D.

If you haven’t seen the Anime original and you like the concepts in The Matrix, watch this movie but you owe it to yourself to also watch the Anime.

 

Name:Esme

Input: CNN Original Series called Believer http://www.cnn.com/shows/believer

Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
In this new spiritual adventure series, renowned author and religious scholar Reza Aslan immerses himself in the world's most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer.

 

Grace and frankie <3 Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last 20 years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3609352/

 

Name:Foe

13 reasons on netflix , hearthstone expansion ,

Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

 

bbcannon87 : i got a would you rather. would you rather, drink dirty bog water out of a glass or drink clean tape water out of a dirty toilet. ( dirty bod water is as bad as you can think )( and the dirty toilet is after last night curry )

Before we leave, SHARE HOW PEOPLE CAN GET AHOLD OF YOU!

 

@Esmeralda_Sky on The Tweeter

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Episode 49 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 49 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is  April 1st , 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show : Willektron

 

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

 

MEssage from SumDuud/WillyLumpLump Off of Discord- Who Wants to read?

Rated Ark Loot Drop - you asked for feedback so here ya go.  

While it is still early, I fear a lot of damage has been done. Outside of people insisting this had to be an April Fool's day prank, quite a few people claim to have quit last night. For me if they don't "fix" the flier nerf it will make me do 1 of 2 things... 1) abandon my roots and friends and go make new friends on an unofficial server or 2) just quit the game.

Now, if the clips I've seen are accurate and they are really going to start scaling up the speeds, it may save it but I doubt it. For me I don't want to log in and then spend a majority of my play time traveling to and from a single destination. I understand why they want to make fliers less relevant but there are much better ways to go about doing that. IMO no rider (bronto, quetz, paracer...) should be "unpickable" and that's a good place to start.

I logged on last night and where there are normally about 40 tribe-mates on across scorched earth and island, there were 2 playing ARK and most of the rest just in Discord bitching and refusing to play ark or playing league of legends. I know change brings emotions and maybe it was the heat of the moment, but many of these guys are adamant about voting with their wallets. How do you do that with a game that already has your money? You just stop playing and provide the feedback to them as to why.

I'm not loving the UI changes, but I can adjust and get used to them. The tek and underwater stuff doesn't apply to me, it looks cool but I'm too much a noob to mess with tek. The tribe I recently joined is in an alliance with Spartans (which I guess are a pretty big alliance in official PvP) and they probably will be exploring it, if they don't quit.

So overall I'm not too happy and my core group of 8 friends are all looking for other games to play if they don't start fixing the mess this update has caused. Ask me again next week and maybe my opinion will be different... I hope it will.

 

Dino Spotlight! Esme & Goon


Cackling Vagisourus

http://www.dododex.com/taming/basilosaurus

http://ark.gamepedia.com/Basilosaurus


Wild

Usually found near water the vagisourus has a purple plummage and a very distinctive cackle call. It’s usually heard as you die in a dumb way. A few people find it’s call obnoxious. The cackling vagisourus is a very passive creature until it is provoked, then run for your life, for it a takes a long time to lose its agro.

 

Domesticated
When hunting the cackling vagisourus it you need to bola it down, and tranquilize  it with wine darts. Can be tamed with meat, but prefers cake. Once tamed you put it on wander and let it roam your base, it will go around gathering poop

Known Information
Vagisourus is usually closely followed around by other male creatures, as it usually is the alpha of the group. It's a gentle creature towards humans, and happily takes food directly from them.

Scarlet Diaries  FOEEEEEE

Dear Diary,

I've discovered some new dinosaurs! They are the most fascinating creatures yet! There's a large horse thing, except better than your regular equine. It can run for seemly forever, take on any predator smaller than an allosaur! There's also a largish well-muscled herbivore, which is officially my new favourite dino. It's incredibly diverse in it's abilities, which I intend to explore further. I've also located the source of the seagull noises I hear all over the beaches. The seagulls are the most annoying birds on the island. If you get within 10 metres of them, they will swoop down and make off with anything from your best gun to all of your food! The one new dino I won't go near is the biggest fish I've seen. I had one nasty encounter with one, and ended up losing my best raft. I barely escaped with my life! Stupid fish! Nonetheless, I can't wait to inspect these new creatures further!

Yours truly,                 Scarlettefury

P.S. Would you rather spend the rest of your life in the body of an old person (and deal with memory loss, loss of hearing, and a broken down body) OR spend the rest of your life in the body of a child, with lessened strength, knowledge and emotional intelligence?

 

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

Name: Esme

Adam‏ @thelilpanda
We have reports of inability to type & delayed chat on XB. This will resolve itself over time.

 

:

Name: Esme

News: Tweet

https://twitter.com/complexminded/status/845317845256888320

Ced @Complexminded said:

Tek Tree Platforms?  Structures Plus is taking the Tek Tier further!  Be sure to check out the community crunch this week! #ARKModProgram

 

Name: Prometheus

News: Tweet

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/847052195933638656

Jeremy Stieglitz @arkjeremy said:

Your ARK Survivor grooming habits are gonna have more options in v256! Growable ponytails with full physics & mutton chops are on the menu!

 

Name: Esme

News: Tweet

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/846540132433965056

Jeremy Stieglitz @arkjeremy said:

Here's a peek at new ARK Inventory Menu! Lot of new functionality, right-click context menus & better org for remote inventories u'll see :)

 

Name: Prometheus

News: Tweet

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/846526110636630017

Jeremy Stieglitz @arkjeremy said:

Other UI's will subsequently follow. Also, Flyer Nerf ;-P Gonna need another day to QA new Inventory Menu though, so update's now March 30

 

Name: Esme

News: Tweet

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/846953433089429504

Jeremy Stieglitz @arkjeremy said:

ARK ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?!
(for reference that's "The Living Seas" ride @ Epcot... I sure miss that one :-P )

Name: Prometheus

News: Tweet

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/846160714322644998

Jeremy Stieglitz @arkjeremy said:

.@xsvxrapidz The wireless Tek Generators power TEK Structures & any Tribe electrical structures in adjustable range :) They run on Element.

 

Name: Esme

News: Tweet

https://twitter.com/ispezz/status/844932574711566336

iSpezz said:

Ark Steampunk Mod New Fancy Decor coming Soon! @Jatheish @survivetheark @arkjeremy @Explore_ARK @ComplexMinded @bubblywums #ArkModProgram

 

Name: Willektron

News: Tweet

ARK (@survivetheark):

ARK Survivor's Pack (NA) is available at 25% off on PS4 for @PlayStation Plus Members!
http://ark.gg/NAPS4

 

(through April 4th)


PC PATCH NOTES. ;-)  

Upcoming Version: v257, ETA: Tomorrow April 2nd

- New Dino: Alpha Leech! (Jumps and swims)

- New Dino: The Onyx Ovis Aries (drops black pearls and charcoal)

- New Mechanic: Foot Fugus Disease (don't walk in the swamp barefoot / harvest to grow rare mushrooms in crop plots / antidote)

- New mechanic: You will now have to get into prawn position and scoot backwards to regain stamina.

- New Male & Female Survivor Character Models: Complete with genitalia (show nudity toggle in options menu)

- New Mechanic: New Survivor Breeding Mechanic (Make NPCs and have fun “doing it”)

- New Structure: TEK Campfire

- New Saddle: TEK Jerboa Saddle
- New Structure: TEK  Water Pipes

- New Structure: Palm Tree Platforms

[MORE NOTES TO COME!]

Main Topic of the show:

We are going to be talking about our first HANDS on experiences of this new exciting content! If you havent had your hands on any yet Feel free to share your thoughts :)


Esme:Hey everyone! We will be talking First Impressions of V256 today! We can make our way down the list on the show so if you have any notes to add as we go , go ahead and toss them in UNDER each topic to spark your memory. We will try to handle this in a sweeping fashion from top to bottom to avoid us repeating stuff others have already said :) -Esme

 

Fixed a common server crash associated with harvesting. Servers should urgently upgrade to this version to avoid crashes!
* Fixed not being able to craft Tributes, and not being able to "Transfer All" from Supply Crates.
v256.0
* New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding

“A long time coming, Patch 256 finally brings breeding to the aquatic and amphibious creatures of the ARK. Underwater eggs cannot be picked up by players as they cannot survive out of water, so plan ahead carefully! Underwater eggs will incubate in water at all times so there is no need to monitor their temperature. These adorable little ones will certainly steal their way into your heart.”

Name: Felloon

Input: This is another mechanic that I have been waiting for so I bred my sharks on the Center today and it looks like it's basically going to be the same process as land dinos except: you need to make sure you have plenty of scuba tanks. I’m not sure what the breeding and maturation settings are on Lee’s server but I used 1 and a half tanks during the process from breeding, checking on the female during gestation to feeding the baby until it became a Juvenile.

 


* New Dino: Equus!

Likely an ancestor to the modern horse, Equus Magnus is a much larger steed, and when tamed, can be used in much the same way - riding, herding, and used as pack animals. Equus is so large, in fact, tribes have been known to not only ride them, but attach extra large saddlebags to them, essentially making them into mobile research and crafting stations. Craftable within the Equus' saddle inventory, the new Lasso item can be used to wrangle creatures and players while riding. Now you can live out your cowboy dreams in ARK!

Name: Prometheus

Input: I watched videos on the Equus, seems like a really cool addition to the game. I wonder if they nerfed the flyers to make riding the Equus more “valuable” to the players. They are tamed with carrots or troodon kibble (really wtf). You sneak/walk slowly up to them, with the kibble or carrot in your last slot, feed one then quickly jump on. Then you have to react really quickly to feed each additional time the Equus wants another. The Equus will show a bucking animation and the words “Sooth” appear quickly and you need to feed the kibble before it bucks you off. Do that until fully tamed and you'll have yourself an Equus. The Equus can be ridden bareback or with the saddle. Adding the saddle makes the Equus inventory a mortar/pestle and adds armor. FYI, they don't  seem that large at all...          

 

Name:foe

Input: spent some time with this today ,got one tamed best if done in a Taming pen large enough for it to run around in , gillie also helps , fun mount very cool but don't take the slot for best land Dino or even best transport on land but def. is very cool

 

Name: Willektron

Input: Found it interesting that you can only use the lasso while riding it. Kind of makes sense, but I found the mechanic kind of clunky especially since instead of having any kind of realistic animation or mechanic that shows you have something lassoed, it just disappears when it hits something.


* New Dino: Leedsichthys!

 

  • Leedsichthys Conviviumbrosia is the largest fish in the waters around the island. Its meat is also extremely succulent which is unusual given its size. It is often traded with the same value as Prime Meat, and colloquially called 'Prime Fish'. Of little taming value, tribes do keep schools of Leedsichthys in pens for meat, as it is so huge, chunks of meat can be cut from it without causing it death or permanent injury.
  • While Leeds is normally passive towards humans, it is extremely aggressive towards boats on the open water. Rafts that enter its' territory will quickly find themselves in grave trouble and will be forced to fight or flee, or lose their home.
  • The alpha Leedsichthys, which is somehow even larger than the average Leeds, is massive and white in colour. If a Survivor manages to kill the beast, they will be rewarded with lots of fish meat and a special cosmetic skin hidden within it's belly.

 

Name:foe

Input:so cool , and there the alpha version is even cooler

 

Name:Esme

Input: THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I ASKED FOR!!!!!!! I totally went out today on our official server to get attacked on purpose😂 This forum poster not so much https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/168219-rafts-no-longer-viable-in-any-way/

 

Name:

Input:

* New Dino: Ichthyornis!

“Considered just a "plain old" normal seagull, Ichthyornis Piscoquus lives near beaches, surviving off of native fish. While timid by nature, if tamed, they become partners for their tamer, riding their shoulders. Survivors can send their tamed Ichthy to attack small prey such as fish, dodos, and compys. The fish it brings back are rich in meat and far better than a Survivor would be able to catch by hand, making the gull very useful.”

Name:foe

Input:researching still

 

Name: Esme

Input: How awesome is this bird! It steals stuff from you if you attack it!!!! BRILLIANT!!!!! Luminin Tamed one on the new Prim Plus Official server we are playing on and loves it!

* New Dino: Iguanodon!

“Iguanodon Vicissitudinis is a large herbivorous dinosaur that bears a strong resemblance to the Parasaurolophus but without the distinct head crest. Iguanodon has two spike-like thumbs for prying fruits open to pick out the seeds and for  stabbing would-be predators. They are as capable of walking on all fours as they are on just their hind legs. Combined with its highly effective fruit harvesting and substantial carry weight, the Iguanodon's excellent mobility in bipedal stance makes it an ideal field-hand that can also pull off a quick get-away, or an agile defense, when needed.”

Name: Willektron

Input: IGUANODOOOOOON!!!!

Ok, with that excitement out of the way, I tried this out today, and I’m looking forward to spending more time with it. When on four legs, it runs quickly and doesn’t use stamina (in fact, it regenerates it even while sprinting), and when on two legs, it can fight and harves. Didn’t notice it gathering seeds especially efficiently, but maybe I don’t know the mechanic yet.

 

* New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases

This allows fully-enclosed structures to be created underwater, with ventilators to allow oxygen filled room. Air-locks allow players to enter and exit without flooding their base.C

Name: Felloon

Input: I have been waiting for underwater bases for a long time. I enjoy the underwater area of Ark. But I am also concerned about the cost of building the Tek structures. If what little that I have been exposed to it on our extinction core seasonal server is any indication of the cost of building the structures … something more needs to be added, a better method of farming the materials more dinos to kill to get the materials, something..

Name:gigabyte

Input: a little underwhelming but still decently cool. Not easily raidable like i thought it would be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSNfHzp5xQo heres the video -giga

*UNICORN

If Survivors are lucky, they may come across a majestic sight. The Unicorn is the rarest creature on the Island, with it's white coat and horn protruding from its' forehead. It can be tamed just like the normal Equus. However, only one of these magical creatures exists on the map at one time, so treat it with the utmost care!

Name: Esme:

Input: I feel like this is a trick lol Has anyone seen one?

 

Name: Willektron

Input: I spawned one in, so they at least exist in the game.


* New Structure: TEK Teleporter

Easily and quickly move around the expansive open-world island, but very challenging and expensive to obtain!

* New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle

Once placed on the Mosasaur it equips the beast with lasers and more.

* New Structure: Tek Power Generator

This wireless generators power TEK structures and any Tribe electrical structures in adjustable range.

Name: Esme

Input: Im a fuddy duddy on this stuff lol. I am still trying to see how this applies to PVE. I think this stuff has its place in PVP in a way because you can fight other tribes with the same tek, but unless they are going to have wild dinos walking around with lasers too or larger health pools, I feel like this is OP in a world where they just nerfed the crap out of Quetzes… Tek works well in the way Extinction core Mod is set up. I think they have made this amazing tek stuff but to fuel it takes soooooooo much work You might be asking yourself a Foe Question “Is the Juice Worth the squeeze!?” It remains to be seen lol

Name:foe

Input:messing with this stuff now


* Total Inventory Menu redesign (other UI's coming soon!)

Name: ESME

Input: Ok, My first initial thoughts were NOOOOO I HATE THIS! But that was because when I logged in we were being attacked by a Therizinosaurus and I felt totally useless to my tribe mates as I scrambled around in the various inventories to try to make sense of where everything went! I like the look, it definitely looks more up to date and Tek like. I think they REALLY need to add more color contrast on the labels and tabs. I HATE THE BLUEPRINT COLOR CHANGES. I hate that It gives me the option to CRAFT ALL but does not tell me how much ALL is! I crafted 44 thatch walls last night because I clicked craft all but had no clue how much I could make ahead of time and i sure didn't think I had enough on me to make 44 walls lol Also, I feel like the drop down menus make my interactions with the items in my inventory clunky. I liked being able to select use item right from a button in my inventory instead of a drop down menu. I think the old model look bad but was more intuitive in areas this new UI now lacks.

Input:

 

Name: Felloon

Input: This one is kind of like a double edged sword. There are some really nice features like being able to choose to craft say 10 of something however you can't tell very easily how many of an item can be crafted with the number of mats you have in inventory.

Another example might be that I like the look but the Contrast? Bad? I don't know  but it was VERY hard to tell where anything was and how it functioned.

 

Name: Prometheus

Input: I didn't like the UI changes at first. Although I always felt it was a needed overhaul, to this extent may not have been required. In fact just fixing the bugs in the UI could have actually been a safer route to take. It appears crisp, clean and pops out onscreen better. The UI changes make it feel more like a completed game in terms of its appearance. It offers some nice things, while removing some at the same time. For instance, holding shift will no longer slit a stack into another inventory, only in your own. I find it hard to understand the reasoning behind that change. Changing shortcut keys is always something that should be handled with caution in any software or game and feel like they may have botched that. It is nice, but still needs work.  

 


* Flyer Nerf

Name: Esme

Input: I Feel like they should not have broad brushed the entire Flyer Populations speed, but instead tweak them based on the type of server and species. If they did it due to too much trolling on PVP servers then why bleed that over into PVE. I have seen this PVE PVP broad brushing in other games and it never seems to ever get balanced well when they do not approach each playstyle independently. We talked a lot last night in TS about how the flyers stam pool did allow us as players to skip over all kinds of awesome stuff and allowed for us to play through the content pretty fast which is not what someone wants you to do when they have spent so long making the content. It definitely feels more like a survival game when I don't have a flyer to bring me to safety ll the time. I feel like they just say they nerfed them but didn't add the details anywhere. They left it to players logging in to find out for themselves and rant all night in global about it. The verdict is still out on my end. I can see both sides.  OGBobby shared a great post off of reddit in our CRR Discord that gives each flyer a purpose . https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/62qxbw/suggestion_for_flyer_nerf_giving_the_flyers/?st=J0ZDFIGY&sh=c9a4269a

Opinion mega thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/133261369999498057/

 

Name: Felloon

Input: Gut reaction: I really hoped this was an April Fools joke… I am so disappointed. But it's probably not so now that the game mechanics have changed, I need to focus on how best to deal with the new mechanics. Speaking to the pvp/pve differences and I agree; there needs to be a separation of the two types of play styles or all it creates is disappointment, frustration and or meta pvp between the pvp’er and pve’ers.

 

Name:foe

Input:I love this flyers are way op and there real power is the gift of flight , flying creatures are delicate in nature and I agree with this change love it , let's lose the crutch people.

 

Name: Prometheus

Input: I can understand some of the reasoning behind this change however, better delivery of this information could have helped. Like, why did they do this? Although I haven't been able to see first hand how these changes really affected the flyers. The ones I have in our seasonal server seem unaffected.  


* Reduced Vault Size

Name: Foe

Input:yes ..

 

Name: Prometheus

Input: Didn't take much thought to figure out that this needed to happen… Sometimes I wonder if they even play this game.

 

Name:gigabyte

Input:so much for the dude who built his wall out of vaults

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyf9HYUR9Co&t=19s this is the poor shmuck -giga
* Limited one C4 attached per dino

Name:foe

Input: ummm I feel they could have left it , but I think it's going to balance the game a bit.

* Sheep now have a "Slaughter" option when you have a club, sword, hatchet etc equipped, also works on PvE

 

  • In addition to all of the above (it's a lot!), this patch also includes the following:
  • Lots of new in-game sounds
  • 1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (Growable ponytails with full physics and mutton chops!)
    30+ new Explorer Notes

 

 

Name: Esme

Input:  I Love the fact my chick sounds like a chick and not like a constipated individual every time I took a swing at something. The ptera wing flaps are interesting...Lol I think the new sounds are both creepy and cool.

 

Name: Prometheus

Input: I like the UI sounds but I don't care of the dino sound changes they made.

 

Name:

Input:

TIP TIME!

________________________

Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.

_________________________________________

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?
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Name: teady

Type of tip or tale?: Enraged

Tip OR Tale: Last weekend we tried hatching a Quetz long story short after 12 hours I fell asleep and it died of starvation at 6 in the am.

Name: Willektron

Type of tip or tale?: Mate Boosted

Tip OR Tale: Since I didn’t end up being on the show the last time I was going to mention this, I’ll give my shoutout to Fullmetalagent this time.

Name: Bobbert

Type of tip or tale?: Punching Trees tip for new pvp’ers

Tip OR Tale:Call in

Name: gigabyte

Type of tip or tale?:tip

Tip OR Tale:what to do when the ark bores you

Name: Felloon

Type of tip or tale?; Tip (PvE)

Tip OR Tale: if you're into taming and like being in the wild with the dinos and you're starting a new season or just joining a new server then you should first focus on how you're going to gather your basic materials. Once you have your material gathering “machine” in place it’s easier to react to what Ark throws your way for tames, it’s also easier to recover from losses.

Name:

Type of tip or tale?;

Tip OR Tale:

Name:

Type of tip or tale?;

Tip OR Tale:

Name:

Type of tip or tale?;

Tip OR Tale:

LAST CALL        

____________________________________________________

Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

 

Esme: Our Ex core Season is going another month for those who want to hop on the public server and see what a hardcore Ark is like lol https://server.nitrado.net/usa/s/CrossRealmRebellion

Would you rather!?:

 

  • 2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, and not over the top vulgar /explicit. etc. etc. It will not make it into the show so don't waste the time >:P
  • You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

 

P.S. Would you rather spend the rest of your life in the body of an old person (and deal with memory loss, loss of hearing, and a broken down body) OR spend the rest of your life in the body of a child, with lessened strength, knowledge and emotional intelligence?

 

Name:foe

http://www.uk-muscle.co.uk/topic/47335-hilarious-chinese-proverbs/

Name:gigabyte secret

 

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Episode 48 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 48  of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is March 25, 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :lee

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!  

  • New CRR Members Annihlus and DUD3MAN13 !
  • Esme: Podbean comment
    • We shall call you Magnificent Survivor Pat because Podbean did not include your name in my message from you :(
      Great podcast! Makes time fly by at work! These would you rathers are hilarious to the point my co workers are even more depressed when they see me laughing by myself.

 

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

We want to say happy Belated Birthday to Jen and Jat and our very own Foe :) !

 

Jen‏ @bubblywums
PC players we've just deployed a fix that we hope fixes dinos disappearing. Please provide feedback about this here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/165629-disappearing-dinos-fix-thread/

 

Jen‏ @bubblywums
I just got a peek at the progress on the underwater babies and omg, baby tuso's are so cute.

Esme: Adam‏ @thelilpanda
All current outages can be found on our outage page. I've also included the edit date to reflect that it is current.

Ced‏ @ComplexMinded
Another teaser from Thieves Island!  The #ArkModProgram is showcasing some of the most talented modders. I know there's more out there! 😍

 

Ced‏ @ComplexMinded  Mar 17

Woah, nice work @iSpeZz!! Steampunk Planters! #ArkModProgram

 

Esme:There is a Subreddit for Survivors to share their Mutations on here:https://www.reddit.com/r/ArkMutations/

 

Jen Bubbly wums - twitter - PROMETHEUS

“Got home to this absolutely adorable bday present from my partner-in-crime”

(Pillow with Parasaur Dossier)

https://twitter.com/bubblywums/status/841759852825350144

Name: Prometheus

Comment: I want a full set and I am not sure why! Lol

Name:gigabyte)

Comment:for your midnight reading needs

 

Ced @ComplexMinded - twitter - PROMETHEUS

“Looking awesome Ragnarok team!!!”

https://twitter.com/ComplexMinded/status/842880204666097664

 

Name: Lee

Comment: beautiful screenshots. I wish I could run the game with settings high enough to play it like that. When that map is released, I will be sorely tempted to switch my server over to it and dump $500 into my PC.

 

Name:

Comment:

 

Esme: Sharing for listeners to find. I'm not going to read this long letter lol

Jat‏ @Jatheish
Wanted to address that CS thread currently up on /r/playark:

https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/5z3wtk/how_wildcard_deals_with_glitchers_and_cheaters/dewdw8b/?context=3

 

[–]jatonredditWildcard Jat (Associate Producer)[M] [score hidden] 7 days ago stickied comment
We understand that there's a lot of frustration with the customer service we provide, and it's certainly justified. I can tell you it's going to improve, but most would assume that I'm saying this only to make you happy. That is untrue. Over here at Wildcard, no one has really ever worked on a project this big, that needed a support team this big, and we're dealing with a lot of growing pains as we go along in all fronts, from development to customer service.
In regards to 'growing pains' to provide some additional context; the initial core-development team that shipped this project was around 15 people, and we had to do a lot of initial outsourcing, but we're a lot bigger than that now and a lot of our stuff is done inhouse. We are trying to scale/scope up as quick as possible, we're working with a larger studio to help facilitate our own studio's growth and long-term goals and we're trying to do this as quick as possible. Unfortunately, you cannot just throw money at random people, hiring can be a slow and frustrating process especially when you do not want to compromise your work environment you offer that makes your company different. The truth is, we are hiring and we growing, perhaps not as quick as ARK itself, but it's not a fast process and to rush it can really mess up internally.
Customer Service is pretty poor now, we know we aren't big enough to support the number of players we have and we've been doing our best and running ourselves to the bone to do so. Right now I believe our biggest issue with CS is that they don't have an ordinate amount of tools to help deal with issues and I am going to be advocating for more, however, this comes down to development resources being focused on making the game, in particular, what we need is more engineers. Which we are working on, a lot of recruiting took place over GDC. We spoke to hundreds of people, over a few dozen potential candidates, not all for an engineering position, but to help alleviate some of our growing pains.
It's just going to take time before we have the engineering staff to make good tools, the support staff to hit all the tickets, etc. It's frustrating for all involved, but it's making progress towards something better. In regards to the above ticket, I'll shoot you a DM to see what the # is and see for myself where it's gone wrong as well as speak to the CS team to find out what happened, and what they need to better deal with situations like this.
I typically work with them on a high-level, to keep them informed of any gameplay issues that have occurred based on a recent update, or widescale server issues that they need to be aware of and will indeed cause a massive increase in tickets (i.e AWS going down), as well as work with them on functionality that can help deal with tickets that the development team is able to work on. So this is why you see me respond to tickets that are posted on Reddit/sta/get sent to me because I want to find out what's happened and see if there's something we can do currently to help or deal with it. Sometimes there is nothing that I can do, or it may take me a while because I am working on other things at the same time but if there are problems I will work to identify them and let the guys know what we need to do to get better.

PC Patch Notes - Prometheus

Upcoming Version: v256, ETA: March 29

- New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding

- New Dino: Equus!

- New Dino: Leedsichthys!

- New Dino: Ichthyornis!

- New Dino: Iguanodon!

- New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases

- New Structure: TEK Teleporter

- New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle

- New Structure: Tek Power Generator

 

- New TEK Cave

[MORE NOTES TO COME!]

 

A Little Further Out

- New Structure: Dynamic-Length Bridges

- More Creatures, Gear, Armors, Weapons, & Structures!

- Tek Caves, "Ascension" Game Progression, "Boss Wars"

- DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf

- Specific Representative "on-ground" meshes for all dropped items

- Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

 

PlayStation: Update 1.16 (Yogi)

Little tiny update about 85 mb. Have no clue what it was about. No post or anything about it!

 

DINO SPOTLIGHT

ESME AND LEE

Baryonyx

http://ark.gamepedia.com/Baryonyx

http://www.dododex.com/taming/baryonyx

LEE

According to the Dossier:

Wild
Like the Carnotaurus, Baryonyx aquafulgur is on the smaller end of the tier of large predators. While not as powerful as some deep-sea predators or Spinosaurus, Baryonyx is an extremely fast swimmer who is still nimble enough to threaten most creatures on the island.

ESME: Domesticated
Baryonyx's natural affinity for aquatic predation means that once tamed, it learns to kill ocean dwellers even more efficiently. Between its speed and its power, Baryonyx makes an ideal choice for anyone interested in frequently moving between water and land travel with ease, and valuing speed and agility over raw strength.

LEE: Known Information
And yet despite being a fast, dangerous dinosaur, Baryonyx almost exclusively eats fish and other water-dwellers. The highly specific metabolism of Baryonyx seems to allow it to heal wounds almost preternaturally fast after feeding on nutritious fish meat. Perhaps this is why Baryonyx rarely attacks land animals?

Esme: Taming Method=Knockout, Preferred Kibble= Pachyrhino Egg, Preferred Food =
Raw Prime Fish Meat , Baryonyx Saddle = You can make at Lv 45

Tips from DODODEX Users:

LEE: Spino + Raptor = Baryonyx. faster than the raptor on land and faster than the spino in water... cool dinosaur

ESME:Baryonyx is king of the seas! Tame with Pachyrhinosaurus kibble and use them to help you tame basilosaurus as they can stun all the Manta that follow!

 

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

PLEASE WATCH THIS AWESOME GDC VIDEO INTERVIEW BEFORE     WE RECORD AND ADD YOUR COMMENTARY BELOW .

“Lessons from the trenches of early access”

http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1024229/-ARK-Survival-Evolved-Lessons

Name: Prometheus

Input:

 

  • “Emergent Development” - that is spot on what this is, this is not “early access”, this maybe the future of games.
  • “No master plan”
  • Principale Design
  • Score cards
  • Starting at caveman, ending at Halo
  • Why are they doing these talks?  

 

 

Name:86

Input: new young developers that are really into using buzzwords. The scorecard is blatantly objective, in many cases they score things with the intent of getting the results they want. Difficulty to implement? Most their features started as mods that were already functional. Entire speech an effort to imply they have more structure to attract new talent.

While in fact Jeremy might not be the best guy to work for. http://kotaku.com/investigation-a-video-game-studio-from-hell-511872642

While I don't know if he is still the same guy he was at trendy, I know from experience watching this game in development that he is still very whimsical, anyone remember him volunteering dododex to make an app that tracks your tribe log?

Name: yogi

Input: main reason survive ark was canceled. Aka Scorecards

How wild card takes feedback from steam.

Community feedback

Sonys full game certification

How wild card was successful at launch.

 

Name:Teadybear

Input:It was just good to hear everything was heard.  I do give them kudo’s for taking feedback from the community.  In my opinion knowing the scorecard system letting the modders take on so much makes more sense. If the community wants it but it doesn’t make sense from the scorecard this is a way to get it done.

 

Name:Lee

Input: I have no more valuable input. Like I said, I felt the video was too long; we covered a lot of the info presented in our previous podcasts. I did find the list of content they added because of feedback to be interesting. Basic things like dino breeding and tools like the sword that you would just expect to be included. You’d think they would have thought of that on their own. My overview of their overview: They have relied on early access players for so much of the creative process of this game, they ought to pay us!  Listeners wondering whether or not to watch the video,bottom line, if you aren’t interested the hot-dog’s ingredients, don’t read the package, just listen to us and we’ll continue to keep you updated on the fun stuff about ARK. (Btw, did anybody feel bad for Jeremy? Here’s this poor gawky awkward super nerd giving a presentation, the whole time standing next to that ruggedly handsome manly man Rapczak. I bet Jesse was just slinging it in the hotel while Jeremy was racking up the expense account with pay-per-view movies and a bottle of Jergens.)

Esme: Sorry to inconvenience you LEEEEEEEEEEE by asking you to watch a video about a game that we love and answers a lot of questions for us and our listeners. Waa Waa Waaa DIAPER BABY! :P :) lol

 

Name: Esme

Input: Why they went to Early Access:

Jeremy:

Small team, Large game = They felt Large Scale Pre-Release is cumbersome for indies.

Emergent game play was made better through emergent development. Because they can't think of all of the awesome gameplay ideas up front, they liked seeing how players are playing and enjoying the game. I think this really makes sense because it allows you to lean on the consumer's real time interests to make a world that they will enjoy right away instead of games being released with little to no prior player feedback then flopping on release.

Original pitch Doc For Ark: Design Document

I think it was really awesome to see the first pitch of the game from the beginning.

This is awesome info to show players and future game devs on how to possible set up their own.

Some of the Features that are in Ark that came from “Emergent Feature Additions” AKA player feedback :)

 

  • Platform saddles rafts -Unique dino Abilities -Official mods -Roleplay food recipes- Furniture -Extended Tribe Management -Flare Gun -Swords- Shields -Magnifying Glass Spyglass- Bear Traps -Plant Species X- Grappling Hook Lance Dino Breeding Camera Fishing Splitscreen Per Pixel Painting Hairstyling Tribe Alliances UI Changes Dino Groups Artifact Trophies  Smoke Grenades Outside Game Alerts QOL Changes Server Config Options
  • Listening to the video it is really evident that they are by far a company that strives to nail the community feedback. I have not seen as much community involvement as I have with Ark. They have the community crunches, ark Digest Q&A, they are active on Reddit, steam, twitter, and their own Survive the ark.com. Contests, spotlights and shout outs and the sponsored mod program, they pay out exploit bounties, etc.
  • I think it was really awesome of them to share the Scorecard process to help give us as players a glimpse at how things get worked on and why some things don't get added.
  • 2pt Do we want it?
  • 2pt Does the Community want it?
  • 2pt Is it good for new players?
  • 2pt Is it beneficial to development?
  • 1pt Does it lack controversy
  • 1pt is it easy to implement?
  • 2pt Can we do a great job with it?
  • Jesse  Steam reviews _ Steam encourages users to provide feedback via steam reviews- not just on a games merits.
  • They pay attention to their review bombs. They use it gauge the temp of their player base but not the health of their game. They use the metric on how many active players there are player their game.
  • Jeremy does point out that they have had some of their highest active player numbers during one of their largest player review bombs.

 

Their goal is that players are playing the game and enjoying the game.

Survival of the fittest

They wanted to do the survival of the fittest. They had great feedback. It was a game mod. They still have a player base that is hardcore into it. They questioned if they should have been spending time and money on another branch of the game while trying to work on the core game?

Scorched Earth

They wanted to do it but don't recommend it. They developed it in secret . They got a huge review bomb for a couple weeks but it was still #1 on steam for over a week. Scorched Earth was highly rated. People were logging in and the user counts were going up. It was a financial success and player success. They would probably still do it know what they know now.

Dino Balancing

Jeremy: “Players like candy and they don't like it when you take it away”. Lol

They knew the numbers and they new that the dinos would be OP. It helped out new players. It help development as they are trying to shape the game to its final place.  They did receive a review hit , but the player account still increased and never went down. Helpful for the long term health of the game.

Swamp Fever

They really wanted it. It was always one of their plans to have disease in game. The community was very mixed. New players were getting wrecked by the fever and older players were more annoyed with having to make the antidote. The community hated it but they were not getting hit with bad reviews or bombs. There was a steady decline in player decline because new players were logging in getting the fever and logging out lol. It was deemed a failure based on the scorecard .

Cross ARK

The scorecard said they should do it. It was to make the Metagame dynamic. The Alpha tribes were getting too comfy and there was a frozen balance of power. They felt it would have great long term benefits to the community. The community was never really jazzed about it. New players were not too excited. It is a more an advanced player mechanic. There ended up being a lot of controversy and the community seems to still be pretty split over it. The meta game did improve in the long run. It helped to shake up the alpha tribes and they have experienced a steady player CCU (CCU is concurrent users worldwide ).

Sheep Gate

Ark was nominated for a steam reward . They figured they would add one since they were voted for having one but didn't really have one. It was looked at by other players as them bribing the community. Jesse said the steam rewards are silly. They are meant to be silly. They got a mild review bomb for this. There was no real reason to add a sheep in the game. It didn't really add to the game. It wouldn't help the game or add anything really helpful for the game. The scorecard deems it a failure. They do feel that they spun it into a really cool thing now with the addition of the scissors and hair cuts and shearing .

Tek Tier

Had always been a vision for them. They said the community is for it. Not really for new players. They can ship without it. It isn't really beneficial to the game. It is more end game. It can be a bit controversial as some players feel it diminishes the feeling of being in a primitive lost world but that can be debatable because Ark hasn't always stuck to that thought process . It isn't really easy to implement, but the team is excited about it and they feel they can do a great job. They hit their highest CCU’s every ( Over 100K) since they implemented it.

Underwater bases

Score card is -2/ Players want it! It would be good to utilize the areas under water. Players are not mad about it. It isn't really a controversial. They could ship without it, but it will be pretty cool to add. They said they are a little hesitant on how good of a job they can do with it due to the physics of it and building under water with collision issues etc and adding it so close to launch. They want to add it because we really want it. They are going to take a leap of faith against the score card wishes because sometimes you have to just go with your gut and the risk is not something that can hurt the game.

What they feel the keys to their success i in Early Access is :

 

  • Optimization and non critical bug fixes important but new content is what brings new players and keeps them playing during early access.
  • Nobody buys what they can't see.
  • They are still considering if they will have to wipe the servers at game launch or if they will just add new servers for new players to play on , but currently they are leaning to adding new servers atm.  I wonder if they would ever take a vote for each server where you click yes or no to wipe it and go with the majority? If not adding new servers might be the easiest way to not piss off those who have been playing the game and supporting the game this entire time.

 

 

Name:giga

Input:the feature score cards are total bullshit. What an easy way to justify throwing bullshit into a game to see what happens

But i'm mostly the same as lee watched it but i mean meh i also did stuff

 

Name:Foe

Input: Watching now

TIP TIME!

________________________

Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.

_________________________________________

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?
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Name: gigabyte

Type of tip or tale?:enraged

Tip OR Tale:stupid boss taming glitches

 

Name: yogi

Type of tip or tale?: Tip

Tip OR Tale: For any person that is hosting a dedicated player ps4 server to use any admin command you must use “AdminCheat”.

Name: BOBBERT

Type of tip or tale?: Sent one in. Esme will play it :)

Name: Teady

Type of tip or tale?: tip

Tip OR Tale: Find yourself a night owl to play with. My wife is currently raising a quetz and will be up most of the night. I’m a morning person so it works out.

 

Name: 86

Type of tip or tale?;tip

Tip OR Tale:

When setting up on official Server selection​ is key

*****”Tribe Log”******CRR Community Server News Segment

( CRR Server News , Events and/or story Segment. Did any of us find any great stories we want to share)

Keep them under 2 minutes :)

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news/stories pieces.***

 

PC Mod Extinction Core Patch Notes - Prometheus I don't think we really need to read the 9 million fixes but you might want to mention they are in the shownotes Promo -esme

 

Next week? Make it short then? I highlighted what I was talking about in organge

 

Update: Mar 24 @ 11:15pm

v1.3.1

  • Additional Spawn Balancement Adjustments

▬ Increased the Spawn Rate of the Alpha Thylacoleo in the Redwoods

  • (Alpha) Purlovia now jumps better
  • Fixed Alpha Thylacoleo stats multipliers
  • Fixed rubberbanding of (Alpha) Purlovia
  • Fixed some major AI issues (e.g. Tribesmen)

Update: Mar 23 @ 3:02pm

Version 1.3.0

 

  • ADK Essentials v255+
  • Additional Dino Balancement Adjustments

▬ Deities are now greatly increased in offense & defense

▬ Most challenging creatures are now more formidable

▬ Alpha Wyverns are re-done from base

  • Additional Spawn Balancement Adjustments

▬ Greatly reduced the Spawn Rate of the Cyan Chieftain in the Snow

  • NEW! Alpha Thylacoleo
  • NEW! Prime Microraptor
  • Added a DANGER message when in range of a Deity with a creature that can't win!

NOTE: A Skull in the lower left corner will appear when triggered.

  • Added Rainbow Pack to Tek Tribesmen
  • Increased interval of Alpha Tribesmen Bola Throw
  • Reverted Tek Tribesmen to dropping 1 Tek Armor Piece (RARE)
  • Changed the footstep sounds of the DodoRexy Series
  • Updated Scion Costumes with the new ADK-compatible creatures
  • The Dismount now works as intended
  • Increased Torpor amount of most ranged ammunition
  • Fixed outgoing reliable buffer overflow error
  • Fixed BSOD (black screen of disconnect)
  • Fixed Primordial Matrix appearing as requirement: Originator
  • Fixed tamed Boss creatures can be targeted by turrets again (as originally intended)
  • Fixed Dye Coloring appearing as Silver
  • Fixed (Alpha) Dilo torpor projectile
  • Fixed Prime Dung Beetle torpor projectile
  • Fixed Winter Scion Textures
  • Fixed Essence drop category index from Bosses
  • Fixed Manticore minions attacking players
  • Fixed Dragon AI
  • Fixed invisible Bosses on SP

LAST CALL        

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Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Shar them now or wait a week!

 

Yogi: PS4 server up and running!

Would you rather!?:

 

  • 2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, and not over the top vulgar /explicit. etc. etc. It will not make it into the show so don't waste the time >:P
  • You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

 

Name:gigabyte

secret

Name:

just found this (giga)w

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Episode 6# of Rated EXTRA SHOW NOTES

Welcome to Rated Extra!

Our open discussion gaming podcast that we will be put out whenever we feel like it :)

 

  • Today is  March 22, 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Introduce tonight's crew! Who wants to? Beep beep, guess who? Willektron!

TIME TO TALK GAMES!

Suggestions for input! (Obviously don’t pick them all :P ) lol

What are you doing in game!? Do you have some gaming news to share? Some releases you can't wait for? A game you were excited for but it bombed?

Any game! Any Platform! Share it here!

 

Name: Yogi

Input: PS VR Madness!!!

Resident Evil: by far one of the best triple a games out for vr. If you like good ole resident evil puzzles and like the shit scared out of you it's amazing.

http://residentevil7.com

Thumper: Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future.

-a simple push button game but it drags you in and immerses you in the world. This is my number one favorite as of now, i just get entranced by it.  

https://thumpergame.com

Batman VR: Experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective in an all new Arkham mystery.Think like Batman. Utilise his legendary gadgets in Virtual Reality to unravel a plot that threatens the lives of Batman’s closest allies

-A PlayStation exclusive (for now) simply breathtaking. If you have vr just buy the damn game.

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/batman-arkham-vr-ps4/

Until Dawn Rush of Blood: Strap yourself in for the most disturbing rollercoaster ride you’ll ever take. From the warped minds of the team behind PS4™ horror classic Until Dawn, comes Until Dawn: Rush of Blood – a virtual reality experience to strike fear into the hearts of every trigger-happy arcade shooter fan.

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/until-dawn-rush-of-blood-ps4/

Werewolves Within: Crossplatform! Werewolves Within is a fast-paced game of hidden roles and social deduction for five to eight players. In one game, you might be a villager trying their hardest to cleanse the town of werewolves, while minutes later you could be the werewolf, lying and betraying friends in order to survive the vote.

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/werewolves-within-ps4/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/488950/

Playstation April Releases: (Only What I’m Excited For)

  • LEGO City Undercover (PS4 – Retail & PSN) – April 4 (NA) April 7 (EU)
  • PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (PS4 – PSN) – April 4 (NA & EU)
  • Persona 5 (PS4, PS3 – Retail & PSN) – April 4 (NA & EU)
  • Yooka-Laylee (PS4 – Retail & PSN) – April 11 (NA & EU)
  • Outlast 2 (PS4 – PSN) – April 25 (NA & EU)
  • Outlast Trinity (PS4 – Retail) – April 25 (NA & EU)

 

Name:Esme

Input: I found a game on steam Called Galactic Junk that is pretty interesting and even better because it is free lol I hopped in pretty quickly. Did a fast tutorial and busted out into a galactic arena match :) http://steamcommunity.com/app/562590/#scrollTop=0

User reviews: Early Access
RECENT: Mixed (164 reviews)
OVERALL: Mostly Positive (1,013 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 17, 2017

Build anything. Fight anyone. In space. What used to be a prosperous universe is now a post-apocalyptic rusty dump full of galactic junk. Savage arenas became the only amusement we have. To fight and destroy, we use all necessary means from super advanced beam weapons to makeshift torpedoes

It's good for a fun fast switch up if you feel like trying something new. I like the spunky voice overs and the music lol The downside it can be a bit clunky maneuvering your first ship but every time you battle you level a bit and collect more parts for your ship to make it better. I like the team effort.

Still love Paladins

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April for PC and consoles Releases:

 

  • They’re Micro. They’re Machines. And they’re BACK! We’re delighted to announce that legendary gaming franchise Micro Machines will be racing onto PCs and consoles this coming April! The new title, Micro Machines World Series, will be racing into stores this Spring – bringing massive amounts of miniature multiplayer mayhem to PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and Windows.
  • As well as bringing to you the classic game modes like Race and Elimination, Micro Machines World Series will introduce a new style of game play to the series: Battle Mode. The all-new Battle Arenas will allow you to wreak mass destruction on a miniature scale against your friends or the AI. Meanwhile, Team Play lets you work together using your vehicles’ unique skills with modes such as ‘King of the Hill’ or ‘Capture the Flag’!
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole will feature twelve superhero classes: Brutalist, Blaster, Speedster, Elementalist, Gadgeteer, Mystic, Cyborg, Psychic, Assassin, Commander, Netherborn, and Karate Kid.
  • The Fractured but Whole takes place after the events of South Park: The Stick of Truth. The children of South Park begin a new adventure, again set in the fictional town of South Park in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, becoming role-playing superheroes. However, a falling-out over Cartman's planned film franchise splinters the boys into two groups. Those who side with Cartman join Coon and Friends, while rival group Freedom Pals call for their own franchise, starting a civil war between the two groups.[3] The player again controls The New Kid, though now has the option of choosing the gender of The New Kid.
  • Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
  • Recruit up to 13 members of Coon and Friends to your cause, including Mysterion, The Human Kite, and the infamous Coon himself. Combine your special powers with the heroes from Coon and Friends to eliminate anyone that gets in your way and defeat the dark power that has spread its evil tentacles over South Park.

 

Name: Willektron

Input:

Horizon Zero Dawn! It’s so good!

I had mentioned it on Rated Extra last time, but now I’ve had time to play it quite a bit, and I really love everything about it so far: story, combat, exploration, etc. It’s so engaging and addicting (it’s got that “One more quest! See what’s over that next hill!” feel to it). The combat is sensational; there are so many ways that you can approach situations when you run across different types of machines, and you (eventually) have access to a large arsenal of weapons to choose from. You can be sneaky, or you can be super aggressive, and both are valid ways to play. The other thing that I like about the game is that you are supposed to be able to unlock all the skills and find all the collectibles in a single playthrough.

 

I’ve also been playing COD: Infinite Warfare quite a bit recently, and although I haven’t been much of a COD fan in the past, the multiplayer and Zombies both have me hooked; they’re just so incredibly tight and well-done. Zombie mode is hilarious and amazing. You play as these characters who are hired by a (formerly) retired horror film director to make a new movie, except you’re sucked into the movie and have to survive as long as you can (because zombies). It’s way more than just killing zombies; there are lots of secret challenges that you can do to unlock awesome weapons, and there’s even a main story or “Easter Egg” as many people call it, that you can complete to fight a boss, and the maps are really well laid out. Much more fun than I was expecting, honestly.

 

Paragon: If you’re a fan of multiplayer for third-person shooters, or of MOBAs (or both), and have a PC or PS4, you need to check out Paragon. It’s a third-person MOBA by Epic Games that’s currently in open beta, and it is a lot of fun. It’s similar in some ways to Smite, if you’ve ever played that, but what sets it apart is that the map incorporates verticality (so you can climb up a hill and shoot down at people from above, or jump in the middle of a bunch of minions, or whatever, although there is a range limit to even regular gun attacks, so you can’t shoot something from across the map...with some small exceptions), and instead of a straight item system, you have cards that you earn as you play the game more. You can build decks for your characters to fit a certain role; many of the heroes can fill multiple roles ii88nin,m,,, depending on how you build the card deck, not just one. Although you should stick i one role in a particular match, if you feel like you need to shore up a weakness your team has, you can build enough flexibility into your decks to change the direction of your character mid-match. They’re adding a lot of new features, and doing a lot of rebalancing, but it’s all really interesting and fun, and it’s free.

I I

 

Name:Foe-

Input:ghost recon wild lands , Horizon , over watch (new character ORISA just dropped ), games workshop IPs . Also been getting the destiny itch .

 

Name:gigabyte

Input:goat simulator waste of space dlc now out for consoles http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-goat-simulator-dlc-that-parodies-mass-effect-s/1100-6448868/

Time to finish the show by digging a little deeper!

 

Post a question for the crew to each answer on the show below!

It can be a “have you ever?” What's the craziest ? What's your favorite? What's a pet peeve of yours? What would you do? Etc.

 

Name:Foe

Question:do you have a goal in the games you want to play in the next month or so ? I just got an influx of new games and I gots me some work to do .

 

Name:gigabyte

Question:charmander bulbasaur or squirtle?

 

Name: Yogi

Question: What was your favorite childhood board game?

 

Esme:https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/333/waterworks

Foe: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/78779/crossbows-and-catapults-grand-battleset

Giga: http://www.hasbro.com/en-us/brands/monopoly

Yogi: Guess Who  http://www.target.com/p/guess-who-game-retro-series-1988-edition/-/A-50699651

Candy Land http://www.hasbro.com/en-us/product/candy-land-game:C4E461C2-5056-9047-F5F7-F005920A3999

Wilektron: Mouse Trap https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_Trap_(game)

 

Name: Willektron

Question: What is your favorite kind of “ethnic” food, and what particular dish do you like (so, region of the world, and specific food item)

 

Name: Esme

Question: What is the craziest, funniest or most interesting job you have ever had or something that has happened on the job that was crazy funny or scary:)

Last call!

Got anything you forgot to add? Any recommendations?

Free Streaming : https://forge.gg/ But you stream only to this sight?

 

XSplit

https://www.xsplit.com/buy?pp=www_noticedialog_timelimitedoffer17-02-10&option=megasale#form

 

Humble Steaming Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/streaming-software-bundle

 

PS4: New server is up and running!

 

Foe Iron Fist Sux https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Fist_(TV_series)

 

The OA: https://www.netflix.com/title/80044950

 

Trollhunters: https://www.netflix.com/title/80075820

 

The Imposters http://www.bravotv.com/imposters

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Episode 47  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 47 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is the 18th of March , 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :Lee

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

We would like to give a big CRR Welcome to L1nkshell !

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

 

Tweet time!

Jen  ✈️‏
@bubblywums
We are aware of an Xbox crash related to controller shutting down. Player dedi owners temp solution is to keep your controller plugged in.

 

Jen  ✈️‏
@bubblywums
Jen  ✈️ Retweeted Joshua Hartwig
Temporary workaround that might be worth a shot if the others aren't working for you guys.Jen  ✈️ added,
Joshua Hartwig @killahj420
Replying to @bubblywums
the work around for controller disconnect is plug in after the press anything to start game screen goes away works fine for me

Jen  ✈️‏ @bubblywums   Xbox patch v751 is available for download (19gb). Servers will be updated and redeployed shortly! Patch notes:

 

JAT’s Tweet Longer:

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1spnbsm

Xbox XDK Patch Information
Hey guys,
We're going to work through these issues this weekend and get a patch out for it as soon as possible. We'll book a cert session with Microsoft for Monday (as certs only take place during the week) if they're able to so we can get the patch out then or Tuesday.

These are the current issues we're aware of with the new XDK Update:

- Controller shut down kills application [You can plug a wire into your controller to keep it charged/active and then host a player-dedicated]
- Player Dedicated and Non-Dedicated Servers are only listing one at a time.
- Servers are not listing in the Servers on Cluster Session List under the Travel to another ARK option.
- Inviting to or Joining (via invite) a Password Protected Player Dedi Server fails
- You can't successfully Invite/Join game into an Official Server

 

https://twitter.com/firejackson1/status/842996081571086336

 

Esme: https://www.golem.de/news/ark-survival-evolved-man-darf-nicht-immer-auf-die-community-hoeren-1703-126485.html  

In an article by By Peter Steinlechner found on Golem.de there was a write up covering part of the GDC presentation that Ark Jesse and Ark Jeremy performed at GDC.

Regarding Arks Development ,Jeremy was quoted saying :

"We did not have one of these thick concepts for Ark Survival Evolved, but only a few pieces of data for us and for partners,"

Jesse added: "We always had the plan to develop our game together with the community."

 

At GDC 17 ,Stieglitz and Rapczak described how they how to systematically capture and evaluate the wishes, suggestions and ideas of the community.
During the presentation Jesse said "One thing we did right from the start was the use of a small but extremely good team of community managers," "We are game designers, not communication professionals, so we got real experts early."

They also did mention  "you can not always listen to the community" . It is not always easy to assess whether a loud minority proposes a change, but the silent majority has a completely different opinion.

The studio has developed a scorecard, which helps them to examine proposals for a fixed procedure and thus systematically arrive at decisions about the future of Ark Survival Evolved.

 

  • These are some of the points they cover on the scorecard:
  • How enthusiastic is the team of an idea? In most cases, a simple vote answers this question.
  • What does the community say?
  • Does the change help new players? If so, the developer is a plus.
  • Is the change on the way to the final version of Ark?
  • Would the community argue about it, if it only helps a certain group? The community management tries to find this as objectively as possible, for example with polls or distributed messages in the social network.
  • Are the changes or innovations easy to develop?
  • How well can the team implement the innovations?
  • The relevant content leads to this question.

 

 

The more these questions are answered with a plus, the more likely changes, innovations or additional functions are implemented. According to Stieglitz and Rapczak, other tools, such as the ratings on Steam, are of only limited use. "The reviews on Steam are great to know just how the mood in the community is - but if your game is really good, the number of active gamers is actually the best," says Stieglitz.

Goon - I love how they do a checklist and a very systematic way of going through the process of evaluating what they put into ark, especially how they use they player feedback in the checklist

 

Esme:

https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/5trt7z/maclinux_vday_event_unreleased_game_interview/

 

Eurogamer Interview (Unreleased) Jeremy Stieglitz Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Dev Director, Co-Creative Director, Co-Founder Studio Wildcard

GOON CAN READ THE INTERVIEWER'S QUESTION and we each can take turns reading Jeremy's reply

GOON Q: Are you constantly surprised at how successful Ark continues to be? How so?
FOE A Jeremy: I was surprised at the initial success, in fact to be frank I was tremendously concerned that the game’s $2 Million development budget was going to be a loss. At ARK’s release we were neither the first successful survival game, nor the first Dinosaur survival game, on the Steam platform. Since then I’ve become more confident in ARK’s appeal to players, as well as what things ARK is currently good at and where we still have a lot more work to do. As for its continued success, we have a motto at Wildcard, which we try to live up to (not always successfully): earn your players, every single day. It’s hard work!

GOON: Q:Why release Ark on console when it remains incomplete on PC?
LEE: A :Jeremy With a game this large and a team this small, if we didn’t release it on consoles early in order to gain the critical gameplay and technical feedback necessary for a reasonably smooth retail launch next year, we’d likely end up with a massive QA nightmare upon trying to ship the complete version. In essence we get to leverage the millions of console ARK players to help quality-check & polish the game, and they get (by popular demand) to play the game early, and get it at a steep discount compared to its final retail price. It’s fairly win-win in that respect!

 

GOON: Q:There was a great deal of criticism regarding the Scorched Earth expansion. What would you have done differently, with hindsight?

ESME: A Jermey: We should have messaged it sooner and explained our goals with it before launch, rather than at the last-minute of release. In the long-run though, it’s been good for ARK’s gameplay: the new metagame-expanding feature called “Cross-ARK Travel” which allows players to dynamically travel their characters, items, & creatures between servers is entirely due to the technical work done for the launch of Scorched Earth, which was the intent: to get our key technical & design systems to support expansion ARK’s down the road.

 

GOON: Q: Now that Ark is available on the major consoles, what does that mean for the PC version - will it continue to be the lead platform for the game?
FOE: A :Jeremy: Yep, thanks to Steam we will always use PC as our “live iteration” platform. The capability which Steam provides developers to publish game updates “at will” is tremendously powerful (and a little scary, as it can be all-too-easy to release a broken build!). The PC ARK community seems to be up to the challenge of experiencing the latest and greatest even if sometimes it is the roughest, and we value those players’ feedback and debugging prowess tremendously. On console, each update has to go through a certification process, which is much faster than in the Xbox 360 / PS3 days, but can still take several days or even a week. Thus it’s important that the consoles get content which is a little more stabilized, and our schedule typically has the consoles receiving corresponding updates about 3 weeks after the PC version.

 

GOON: Q: Cross Ark transfers seem to be quite divisive - how are they working out and how do you plan to evolve the concept?
LEE A: Jeremy: I think that the Cross-ARK system introduced in November -- which as mentioned allows players to travel their characters & creatures between servers -- has worked out pretty nicely. It has added more dynamics to the PvP aspect of the game, which was previously becoming ossified due to all-powerful “Alpha Tribes” ruling their own servers without any potential challengers. Now it’s possible for weaker groups of players from multiple Servers to band together to take down some of the infamous powers-that-be, and they have. The flip side is that some marauding Alphas have also been rolling through server-after-server and wiping peaceful players off the map for the sheer thrill of destruction.

While there’s not a perfect solution yet, we’ve mitigated the downsides to some extent by providing new isolated servers that are disconnected from the Cross-ARK network, along with some transfer-cooldown & tracking features to see where players have come from.

 

We’re almost through our first phase of collecting feedback & data on how Cross-ARK is used, and I do believe that the pro’s of these gameplay mechanics outweigh the cons. We expect to make a few more significant changes is January, such as new kinds of items & structures that help protect against random marauders.

 

GOON Q: Ark will be coming out of Early Access this next year. Is that a daunting prospect? Why?
ESME: A: Jeremy: It’s actually not as daunting as you might think: we have a roadmap for the remaining content and features we consider “1.0”, and when we’ve completed that roadmap in Q1 next year, then we ship! This is made easier by the game’s existing releases on Xbox One and PS4, so that we already have live operational builds on the key console platforms. However it’s important to keep in mind that shipping the game isn’t nearly the end of the road for ARK development, far from it. We intend to keep adding many features and “free” content post-launch for years to come, because frankly, we have ideas for further premium expansion content which we intend to introduce to ARK post-launch. It’s therefore in our interest to keep the game fresh and exciting as long as people are enjoying playing it!

 

GOON Q:How do you see 2017 panning out, for Ark individually and for the genre collectively?
FOE: A: Jeremy: For ARK, it’s certainly going to an exciting year coming up!

In January in particular we have the long-awaited launch of the “Tek Tier”, which will put ARK into some serious sci-fi territory (underwater bases, teleporters, laser guns, laser shields, dinos with lasers, you get the idea). Then in Summer not only do we have shipment of the full digital version of the game coming up, there will also be a very fun physical disc version. Beyond the retail launch, there are major expansions to the game on the longer-term horizon which will broaden people’s expectations of what ARK is capable of, and further test players’ own video-game survival skills. For the genre as a whole, along with ARK, I think the key is to keep innovating. It’s not enough to just have a game about survival. You need to find something else, some other purpose, to engage players over the long-haul. But just like “Role Playing Games” can encompass a huge variety of gameplay experiences, so I think the “Survival” genre will be similarly flexible as developers discover how far they can take these concepts.

 

Goon - It was a very cut and dry interview, these questions have a long thought out answer. In the question about scorched earth, he explains that he wished that they gave more notice of it, and it’s purpose, and forgets about the part of charging everyone for it., which i was happy to pay. But later he talks about after the full release of the game, they want to continue putting out “free” content for years to come, because they have ideas for premium expansion content to introduce, i’m not sure how I feel about this, as far as it being true, especially after seeing free in quotations.

 

DINO SPOTLIGHT

GOON
Wild
The fact that this creature exists is enough to give me nightmares. Like the island's other Arthropods, Arthropluera Felsanguis has become much larger than I might have believed possible. It's a very aggressive hunter, but prefers to eat meat after it has rotted for some time, and will voraciously seek out such delicacies. It is a passive tame . It drops Raw meat and chitin. It is recommended that you use a ghillie suit and bug repellent for the taming. They are typically found in caves.

ESME Domesticated
Like most of the arthropods on the island, Arthropleura are simple minded and relatively easy to tame. It is an almost entirely military mount, useful mostly for attacking at a distance. Thanks to its unique defenses, whether hunting or warring, Arthropleura is generally safe from all but the largest of creatures.
GOON Known Information
Arthropleura's blood has a very low pH, to the point that it can dissolve many materials. This acidic blood splashes back on anything that directly attacks it, weakening the durability of weapons and hurting attackers. Many creatures thusly refuse to prey on Arthropleura, fearing this unique defense. If that wasn't enough, Arthropleura also keeps a small reservoir of blood ready to spit at its prey.

DODODEX USER #1 Tip: Stay TF back. Bug repellant and ghillie seems like your best option. Also, a longbow and a lot of distance. If it spots you, duck and weave MF, duck and weave!

GOON DODODEX USER #2 Full Ghillisuit, bug repellent, and balls of steel because these are scary to tame! They have the taming slot right behind their head about where the saddle would normally sit. Must approach from behind and only approach when feeding, stay away otherwise

 

http://www.dododex.com/taming/arthropluera

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

What is currently your favorite? Anything. Any aspect of the game, any Dino, any mod, any tool or weapon or whatever.

Name:Lee

Input: Right now my favorite thing in Ark is building with the Castles, Keeps and Forts mod. We have mentioned it before, but we haven’t gotten into much depth. It’s full title is “Castles, Keeps and Forts Medieval Architecture.” and it was created by Exile Acid. It was uploaded to Steam 16 Sep. 2016 and it’s most recent update was 1 March. (I will elucidate here on the details of the mod itself, supported by anyone else with experience of this mod).

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=764755314

Name:Goon

Input: I still like the gathering aspect of the game, and i am running out of space for it, starting to look like an episode of Hoarders. But lately i been thinking about doing tames, of which i have barely touched, i usually take the leftovers of other people's tames.

Name:Foe

Input:Da Bear it's my favorite thing in ark , I always go for one as early possible . They gather meat , and Berrys so keep you well fed, as well as getting tons of meat to rot for tames , and can go toe to toe with almost any Dino out there . They are very fast mounts as well and you can stand on their backs perfect for jumping off of high locations . Like Lee I spend most of my time building elaborate buildings , but I have my bear watching my back .

Name: Esme

Input: I like trying to build elaborate things that look fancy but instead they end up looking more like a crazy zany art project lol This round on our seasonal server I have not dove into taming yet the big crazy things on the server but I have had a blast making my base look like it is not there with the use of the amazing eco trees mod. I made close to 200 rocks and have entirely closed my base in to the point it is not visible to anyone outside of my tribe passing over. I LOVE it. I love doing events with others on the server the most. I love playing with our group the most. It seems that any time you get a group of us together in game we have a load of fun and laughs and that is my favorite thing to do in game right now. Well that and getting drops….. lol

 

Main topic #2 By Foe Added by Esme for Foe:

“Is it possible to play ark but enjoy other games , and maybe some tips on how to do so .”

 

Name:Foe

Input:it's a struggle I have been having for a while now , I love ark but I find myself torn with playing a bunch of new games I have recently obtained or getting old and tending to my bears and base as well as hanging with my ark peeps . Lastly I have been logging in TS with my ark peeps that I have become friends with and enjoy there company while playing other games , but I usually will end the night checking in on ark lol

Name: Goon

Input: other games, haha, i have a hard time with playing other servers

Name: Esme

Input:  I think it is harder for those admin servers to not feel guilty about playing other games lol The fact is i spread my Ark time through a few different servers and the other games I play I still try to squeeze a night or two a week depending if I have Burnt myself out of Ark. If I play other games it is never survival games lol

Name: Lee

Input: It’s possible. The problem is spreading yourself too thin.

LAST CALL        

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Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Shar them now or wait a week!

CRAZY PRODUCTS SHOW AND TELL TIME!

Name:Foe - foreskin stretching weights to reverse circumcision

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/it-takes-a-lot-of-dick-tugging-to-get-your-foreskin-back-701

 

Name: Goon - https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/theres-an-iphone-charger-that-looks-like-an-umbilical-cord/374112/

 

Esme

http://gizmodo.com/368764/area-51-sex-doll-has-three-boobs-comes-with-free-alien-lube-nswf

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/the-24-weirdest-food-items-you-can-buy-on-amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Nasco-Life-form-Unhealthy-Foot/dp/B0015TBBZS/?tag=americaninven-20

 

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Rated_Ark_46_new.pngEpisode 46  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 46 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is  March 11th, 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com
  • And you can now watch us record each episode Saturdays on Twitch 10:30pm est at www.twitch.tv/ratedark ! Prometheus streaming on the CRR Extinction core Seasonal Server.

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show:giga

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

  • ITUNES REVIEW
  • We want to thank Coach Smitty for writing back in to let us know that F Your Feelings is a phrase that he and his buddies use a lot to determine the separation between feelings and facts. Thanks for sharing more insight Coach :)
  • And we want to give a big CRR Welcome to those who have joined our gaming group this week : Inglese, Instinctive, and bluntman !

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

Esme

Tweet Time

Jeremy Stieglitz‏
@arkjeremy
Could it be?! Could ARK v256 be getting the first major Inventory UI  overhaul?!!! We're going to try ;) https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/840419864925868032

 

Jeremy Stieglitz‏
@arkjeremy
Also, you're going to notice a lot of new & updated sounds in ARK v256... Wildcard's sound designer Stephen Baker has been usy! https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/840419997579128832



Jeremy Stieglitz‏
@arkjeremy
ARK Dev Kit v255.5 has now been posted, details here!
https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?90664-3-11-ARK-Dev-Kit-v255-5-has-been-posted-to-Google-Drive!&p=416186#post416186 https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/840493591051063297

 

Jeremy Stieglitz‏
@arkjeremy
So Taming ARK's Equus will actually involve a new break-in wild-ride mechanic. This gonna be interesting!!! :-D https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/839668447898386432

 

Esme:

 

  • Evolution Event!
  • Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Wednesday the 15th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
    1.5x Harvesting Rate
    1.5x Taming Rate
    1.5x EXP Rate
    Reminder: this 1.5x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers!
  • Survivors can now pick up ARK: Survival Evolved and Scorched Earth at a discounted rate on Xbox as part of the ID@Xbox sale. The discounts will run until the 15th of March, so now's a perfect time to introduce new friends to the game!

 

 

XBOX PATCH NOTES(Badger)

Upcoming Version: v751, ETA March 13

 

  • Optimized Task Graph threading & RHI systems (latest Unreal) resulting in apprimate 15% performance gain (maximize GPU usage time)
  • TheCenter & Primitive+ update!

 

A couple Highlights with adress to full patch notes above

* New Dino: Electrophorus!

* New Dino: Microraptor!

* New Dino: Ammonite!

* New Dino: Thylacoleo!

* New Structure: Tek Forcefield

* New Structures: Tek Tileset & Tek Doors

* New additional head head hairstyle and additional facial hairstyle

* 30 new Explorer Notes

* Rocket Launcher & C4 rebalance: C4 now does approximately 70% more damage to Structures than Rockets. Rocket Launcher can no longer have Item Stats (though its base Damage has been increased 20% to compensate). Rocket Turrets now take a slight amount of damage when they fire, and can not fire under 5% HP.

PlayStation Patch Notes: (Yogi)

Same as Xbox but usually a day later. ETA March 14.

PC Patch notes entered by ESME: Giga can read :)

-Patch Notes- Current (v255.5) & Upcoming (v256, ETA March 29)
Current ARK Official Server Network Servers Version: v255.5

Upcoming Version: v256, ETA: March 29
- New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding
- New Dino: Equus!
- New Dino: Leedsichthys!
- New Dino: Ichthyornis!
- New Dino: Iguanodon!
- New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
- New Structure: TEK Teleporter
- New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle
- New Structure: Tek Power Generator
- New TEK Cave
[MORE NOTES TO COME!]

A Little Further Out
- New Structure: Dynamic-Length Bridges
- More Creatures, Gear, Armors, Weapons, & Structures!
- Tek Caves, "Ascension" Game Progression, "Boss Wars"
- DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf
- Specific Representative "on-ground" meshes for all dropped items
- Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky

DINO SPOTLIGHT!

Goon and Esme

Arhttp://ark.gamepedia.com/Argentavisgentavis

http://www.dododex.com/taming/argentavis

 

GOON

The Dossier Reads:

Wild
Lording over the skies across the island, Argentavis atrocollum has few aerial rivals. It is a small consolation for the island's other avian Creatures, then, that Argentavis seems to have little interest in anything alive. Although they are not interested in many animals, Argentavis will attack any human within sight making them an aerial threat to many humans with basic equipment.
ESME:

Domesticated
Argentavis is actually slower than the far more common Pteranodon, but it has significantly more Stamina, and can sustain flight for approximately three times as long. This makes them to best Creatures on the island for traveling or hauling cargo over long distances.

-  Favorite Kibble is the stegosaurus

-  It’s kibble is favored by the spinosaurus

-  Can carry animals up to the dire wolf

-  Used to tame by -   the person on the argy holding the animal while someone on the ground shoots it
GOON: Behavior

The Argentavis is a highly aggressive predator and will attack anything that approaches it. It is highly territorial creature, willing to chase players long distances if they get too close. As scavengers, they are also attracted by dead bodies from a surprising distance away.

ESME:

Raw Meat, Raw Prime Meat, Hide, Argentavis Talon

Taming Method : Knockout
Preferred Kibble:Stego Kibble (Stego Egg)
Preferred Food: Raw Mutton
TIPS FROM DODODEX USERS :

GOON: One DoDoDex User Shared “Run or walk around in a circle and they will not be able to hit you, easy way to kill or tame.

Esme: Another DoDoDex User Shared: Argentavis are used in scorched earth to steal a wyvern egg. You should have at least 200% movement speed to safely outrun a wyvern, but more is always better.”

 

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

With recent slams of Entire roll backs across Ark Server due to the Amazon Services we talked about last week and most recently the entire disappearance of playstation servers 225-228 many who have signed up to ride this early access train still find themselves upset when things in their pixel world disappear entirely. We have all experienced it whether it be the rogue Argent that flies off into the sky and never return or logging into a server that was corrupted from the latest mod update and has wiped all of your stuff…

 

  • We are going to share our thoughts on this topic and the recent events . Here are some questions to get you thinking.
  • How do you deal?
  • Have you experienced a huge loss in Ark that was hard to get over?
  • Is it expected so we should just deal with it and keep playing?
  • Do think there are some things a company can do to ease these sorts of losses better?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLr5loc6uoM )

( I am including the audio of a listener who had some thoughts of their own on the Amazon deal that we will play Update Concerning PS4 Servers 225 - 228


Hey Survivors,

Unfortunately, I have some sad news to share with you. Earlier in this week during our backup process, this machine experienced a critical hardware failure which prevented us from accessing the box for a short while. We have spoken to our hosts and identified the failure. It occurred during the actual writing of the backup and clobbered both the main server files, as well as those we were writing. This means that data on the above servers are lost and we are not able to retrieve them. Sadly this was a one-in-a-million fluke and we are going to look into ways to prevent this from occurring in the future. We sincerely apologise for the loss of data suffered.

I know it sucks, horrible timing, especially considering the recent AWS outage and we certainly understand your frustrations. This box will continue to remain offline until it has been appropriately set up with completely new hardware and undergoes our prep for becoming a part of the Official ARK network. This could take a while, however, when it's ready, the save files will be fresh/new.

Sorry guys! : Jat

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/159265-update-concerning-ps4-servers-225-228/

IM BACK!


Official Server Rollback and wipe of CrossARK Storage Items

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/156839-official-server-rollback-and-wipe-of-crossark-storage-items/

Name: Esme

Input:

 

  • I think that when we sign up for anything that is early release we have to expect things like roll backs to happen.
  • I think as gamers we have to accept that the amount of time we are choosing to game in a fake world indeed does take us out of our real world and that is being done BY OUR OWN CHOOSING.
  • We also struggle with the concept that our real world and our pixel world do not run on the same hardware.
  • The checks and balances and justice and righting our wrongs we expect a lot to happen in a fake world sometimes.
  • If we lose something we want it back NOW! We stomp our pixel feet and sometimes say we are quitting that game.
  • I think it is hard for us to wrap our minds around the fact that somethings are not just so cut a dry when it comes to technology and games that are in development especially regarding  a world where many of us are building our dream worlds and living adventures we would love to live.
  • When we lose something in our real world we normally know who we can blame it on. Did we forget to lock our car door and something was stolen. Did we leave the puppy out while we were gone and they decided to chew up our pair of shoes? We tend to deal better when we know it was something we did, but we struggle when it is a situation where we did everything right and something crappy still happens to us.
  • I think that is where a lot of our frustration comes in situations like these, but dont Wild Card employees feel that way too? No matter how many times they check their code, communicate with the community, and chip away at a game these things are happening TO THEM right along with us. I'm pretty sure this sort  of things hit them HARDER than us.
  • We tend to only see things from our view. Our ONE VOICE. If you have never been on the receiving end of MANY voices then you cannot even begin to understand how it feels to hear  5 angry voiced let alone thousands all at once !  
  • Yes we are human, we get made. We need to vent. Thats OK. Just take a deep breath before you unload because a lot of things can not be taken back. We have a discord channel in our CRR Gaming Group called The Ark Taketh Away where we can go and belly ache about the crap we have lost lol I think it helps :)
  • Changing our Perspective helps. OUr inward condition is our outward projection. Yes we might feel like we are losing TIME because it is “so precious” then we have to be OK with seeing that if you are using that time doing something you enjoy you may be losing time but your enjoyment received during that time cannot be taken away.   
  • I am not sure how they would have been able to make everyone happy regarding the loss of the stuff in game as I think they were trying to get something in line asap instead of spending the time to try to sort out that hot mess and I can't blame them there.
  • Dizzy does echo a lot of our thoughts that Wildcard seems to be riding their hype train strong , which is fun for all of us but I agree it would be a good idea for them to have a group that is devoted to knocking out the old issues and communicating those to us in a community crunch way on their website. That would be cool imo :)

 

https://arkservers.net/terms

Name: Prometheus

Input: Hypervisors, poor explanation, poor server management

 

Name: Badgerous Ironous

Input: In situations like the one stated above crap happens we don’t live in a perfect world. A timely explanation is all that i feel is necessary in cases like this.  

 

  • True as my above statement may be when i feel “screwed over” I’m notorious for RAGINNNNG! Be that at faulty hardware, software or ingame screw ups. But my primary method of dealing with this is going on a walk fresh air does the mind a good thing
  • One of the more frustrating things in ark to happen to me was the loss of my original single player saves do too a file save bug. #ragemonster(i don’t have punching bag but i’ve got this tree in the back yard that works wonders)

 

        Overall though it’s just a game. It’s  your going to be stressed find something better to be stressed about.

          

Name: Foe

Input: rant inbound ! As well as tips to help cope

Name: Giga

Input: blah blah blah

Name: Goon

Input: Having experienced this twice so far, it still gets on your nerves that this happens, you work long hours to gather and built your base, tearing down what just don’t look right, and finally walking through the image you had in your head. The feeling of accomplishment and the pride of showing it off to your tribe mates. Then logging into nothing. Screaming at the screen, wanting to rage quit.

 As friend of the show Coach Smitty says, F your feelings, you feel that this shouldn’t be still happening, the fact is that this a game in beta, and i know you are told this all the time, but it is. The company faces things going wrong and finding that this coding doesn’t match that coding, and ends up that it crashes and losing 2 days of work. They are not wanting these things to happen, but they do, and sometimes to fix it means erasing it all and redoing it, which unfortunately sometimes having to wipe.

Take this time as a learning experience, now when you rebuild you’ll already know what works and what don’t, and to help things, the admins can help by raising gather resources for a set amount of time, of which ours have, hats off to them.

 

ESME: ADD YOUR COMMENTS BELOW BEFORE WE MOVE ON! :)

TIP TIME!

________________________

Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.

_________________________________________

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?
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Name: gigabyte

Type of tip or tale?:enraged

Tip OR Tale:okay so is it just me or are the eels a little too strong. I get that they shock things and being electrocuted tends to make animals seize up and not be able to move. But here is my question. How in any game can a group of 4 low lvl eels kill a lvl 224 mosasaur. How i just don't see it happening anywhere else then the island of imbalance that is the ark. Plus guess what you might want these little swimmers to guard your water pen. They are a passive tame haha cuz wild card did not f your feelings enough already by making the shock radius ridiculous and the pact boost they get crazy. One eel shocks you and runs makes sense eels in real life use shocks as a self protection tactic. A group of eels stun locks you and your dinos with better precision than most destiny players. The eels feel like a cheap way to up the difficulty of the ocean nothing more

Name: Esme

Type of tip or tale?: FOE Science

Tip OR Tale:

 

  • My Time on Officials so far.
  • No Tame Server pvp:
  • Had a blast with a group of us this week!
  • I woke up with swamp fever and decided to have our tribe be the disease spreaders of the server that night.
  • It was HILARIOUS trading it off Everytime we leveled so we could keep it.
  • I recommend using swamp fever to your benefit especially when being trolled by higher level players as it goes away each time you level and the higher the player the slower the leveling the more the fever effects them as it persists through death.

 

Still like 60 + People on the server most times and yet I never see any more than 5 people out and about which leads me to think they are a higher level than me and have progressed inland.

The pirate life has its advantages in lower levels.

I've honeycombed our boat because we were raided.

You can park on the edge of the world.

Weekend rates are great, week rates still feel too grindy for single players.

Server is boring to me by myself.

A lot more fun with friends. Polymer is in demand.

This server is very much kill on site.

Got raided more on this server so far than other pvp servers.

 

On Official PVE: The Dinocap seems to have made some tribes merge with other tribes and break into a couple tribe in order to keep their egg farms going etc. Land claiming is still going strong but that douche John is off of our radar now as he was absorbed into a large tribe and his crazy talk is reflecting more than just him I suppose.

Name: Badger of Iron genius

Type of tip or tale?; Tale(alpha tip)

Tip OR Tale: A lesson for all you official players, if your well established on a server and you want to survive server raid after server raid you need to get on the ball and have good inter-tribe relations such as trading and alliances during server and tribe wars, help make friends on the server. All this being said you need to have certain level of discretion as to who you trust, and how much you trust them. Also i you are known to being willing to trade and wheel and deal even raiders and new comers on the server may being will to do business with you.  

Name: foe

Type of tip or tale?;

Tip OR Tale: tip when playing on moded servers have a back up base with the basics and some emergency supply on the ready , all the work tables ect. Totally made from the vanilla in game items . This way if a mod is corrupted you can and lose your base do to using the awesome mod that got deleted you have a back up to quickly get back on your feet

Name: Teadybear

Type of tip or tale?:Punching Trees tip

Tip OR Tale:  It’s ok to take a break just realize it’s going to take time when you come back.  I really haven’t played much in the last week or so life get’s busy.  And now I’ve been putting in the time generating oil for gas. Re building platforms etc.  So this game is time heavy no getting around it. So play with an active tribe.

Name:

Type of tip or tale?;

Tip OR Tale:

LAST CALL        

____________________________________________________

Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

 

Name: Prometheus

Thank you Felloon, one of the best server admins ever!

 

Esme : http://steamcommunity.com/groups/CRRGamingPublic

Link above is our steam group we use to communicate updates and restarts out to our seasonal server players!

Name: Zaythar

APB

I have a shoutout giga esme!!!!

 

Badger-shoutout report server 570!! Dude has spawn trapped every spawn and drop(literally).

Would you rather!?:

 

  • 2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, and not over the top vulgar /explicit. etc. etc. It will not make it into the show so don't waste the time >:P
  • You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

 

 

Name:badger secret

Name:Foe Eat a 6 inch black head   freshly squeezed out from someone else's nose or someone else backnea but you don't have to eat is :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQHsOH_MPqc

Esme : It is almost 4 am lol lol lol i'm out Carry on LOL IM OUT

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Episode 45  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 45 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is March 4th, 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :Lee

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat! A big CRR welcome to Thraxan,MaverickG,Uzumakii,Zultax,Valron,

 

ESME IS BACK

Reading: SMASH

Some of y'all need a reality check.  I get that you're passionate about gaming.  Me too.  I'm a 41 year old oil field worker, and dad, that is finding time to listen to a gaming podcast about dinosaurs for Pete's sake.  But at the end of the day, it's a game.  It's not real life.  All other arguments that you can imagine are now pointless.  Get off your high horse about putting in time and selling/buying characters.

 

That being said.....  If someone is willing to pay money for something someone else has, and nobody else is harmed (feelings don't count), then they should be able to buy whatever it is.  

 

(in-depth rant deleted, insert Foe's calm and rational arguments not based on feelings)  

 

So, as you can see, it may not be a cool thing to do in some situations, and yes, there is room for abuse, but if someone wants to buy a legitimately created character, then they should be able to.  I like the building of my character, but as someone with extremely limited time, I totally understand and support the idea of being able to buy stuff, in-game, that is legitimately created by another player.  

 

F your feelings,

Coach Smitty

 

I'm adding a place for feedback as this email was for us regarding our last show and you might want to reply back. -Esme

Name: Teadybear

Input: . The only one it effects really is wildcard in that it may keep away new players. As for current players they’ve already got our money.    

 

Name: Esme :

 

  • I feel like He didn't hear us lamenting about illegal purchases.
  • The entire conversation stemmed from Promo’s coworkers using an illegal system to level characters in a game and then selling those characters on the interewebs which I am pretty damn sure goes against 99.9% of Terms of Services.
  • I called these type of people Fucking cheaters and fake gamers.
  • I never once said that people who opt in for the free character boost in a game that is offering one within their game was bad. I said people who cheat to avoid the game are lazy.
  • The game that is commonly referred to is Warcraft where you cannot just buy characters without having leveled a high level character and even then they have a tutorial you have to go through and you have to get ranked in proving grounds of varied levels to even enter certain difficulty of pve environments. That is entirely different. That was offered for people more like Foe was saying, who are tired of the leveling process as they have done it before. The type of players Tuxedo and Zaythar were angry about were those who had NEVER TOUCHED they game buying a fresh character ILLEGALLY online and ruining the game for those they enter the game with as they never played the character they are playing as it was was bought outside of the Games TOS.  
  • I will also end on JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESN'T ALWAYS MEAN THAT YOU SHOULD, but that is for people like me who have a moral compass. I am quite aware not everyone has one and that's just reality.

 

 

 

  • After reading Coach Smittys email I think he may have not realized we were not against him as his statements actually lined up with everything we were actually saying…..
  • I told Foe this week, I see it like this: Would I call you a hunter if you went out and purchased animal mounts to place on your wall? No I would call you a trophy collector. Would I call a person a gamer who paid for all of their toons in game ? No, I would call them a toon collector. If the title doesn't match the behavior then things to add up to me and why I get hung up on the title gamer lol Very obnoxiously passionate lol
  • In regards to his final statement of F YOUR FEELINGS. We were sharing our individual opinions about a topic and it appears we struck a chord with HIS feelings. We live in a day in age where we have to walk on egg shells for fear of hurting someone or offending someone, but sometimes we just need to be able to share our opinions in the right forum and this being a gaming podcast we can share our opinions in that realm. You don't have to agree with us we don't have to agree with you. That's the beauty of conversation :) I want to thank Coach Smitty for being a part of our conversation :)

 

 

Name: Prometheus

Input: the problem is, as long as there is a market for people willing to buy a character, there will be people who build bot apps to automatically play the game and maximize profits. It's like as if you played baseball and the opposing team had an automated pitcher that could pitch a ball 200 mph. Other real players experiences suffer from the bot applications. Now money I have paid to play this game is either lost or affected by their participation in said game. These bot apps don't exists for single player games for a reason. You want to buy a character for a single player game, by all means have at it.

 

Name: Iron Badger

Input:  I understand a bit of both sides of the issue. As per there being a market of people willing to fork over large amounts of cash to get end game equipment/characters i’m against it, if it’s done by any 3rd party means it's obvious done by nefarious means. If the sale is provided by the game developers EA, Arkgames, ubisoft and wargaming being examples I have seen endgame equipment and characters available for purchase, and many F2P devs make their money on purchases like these, so yes lockoff the coolest most awesome looking stuff in game to the life grinders who are dedicated but don’t make all of “top tier stuff” unachievable to everyone or that game may not be around 10+ years don’t the road with out new people joining to play with friends that fork over some cash to catch up.

 

Name: Lee

Input: Hey Coach, walk it off!

 

Name: Zaythar

Input: Here are some points (that you are more than welcome to also “F” if you wish):

 

  • You are damaging the game’s economy when you participate in these things, and whether you see it or not, people DO lose their jobs from this.
  • You are making yourself vulnerable to security threats whether you are buying or selling accounts. When this happens, you are placing yourself in harm’s way and in more cases than you believe, the devs/company that released this game gets blamed. (Welcome to America, where people can get sued for anything)
  • 90% of the time, when you buy a “Power-leveled” character, you are actually either:
  • Buying a “hacked” account, meaning you are putting yourself at risk to not only the hackers who stole the account but also you are now at risk of losing your money when Blizzard finds out or the original owner decides he wants his account back. (this has happened before)
  • Buying an account that was financed through illegal means, like stolen credit cards, compromised Paypal accounts, or even money-laundering. (this too, also happens)

 

 

Now. I know any number of you will say:

 

“But, but, but the devs should implement their own secured and controlled way to do it, then that would work”

 

No. Just no.

Even if they did come up with a good way to implement character-selling, the illegal stuff would still happen, but more often because now you have customers who aren’t afraid of backlash from game-developers.

 

There are no games that I have heard of that are 100% okay with this and publicly say it (Read above “that I have heard of”) and for good reason. Doing this is completely against Terms of Service in almost all cases, if not all.

 

There is no way to tell if the account you are buying is legitimate. PERIOD. I don’t care if you are buying it from your mother who played every day for the last 10 years because for anyone out there who wants to hide behind a lame lie like that bought that account on some “100% Guaranteed Legitimate Secure” SHADY ASS website.

 

Now. You can say F your feelings all you want, but tell that to the people laid off at game development companies because the game they were originally hired to work with became unpopular due to assholes taking advantage of the system. Go say “F your feelings” to the victims of credit card fraud who have lost their homes, businesses, and livelihoods because someone overseas decided to thieve someone’s identity just so they could fund these types of things and get more money by any means possible.

 

It is wrong for many reasons and THAT IS REALITY.

 

My feelings are just fine,

Zaythar.

 

P.S. Please don’t mistake my passion for gaming as me not being able to make a rational decision on things I agree with or do not. I, along with everyone here appreciates your feedback and we all thank you for this email.

 

Name: Smash

Input: As you can hear from this podcast and our last (as well as many of our others) we, like you, all have varying opinions and can be passionate about them. I want to say to all of our listeners, we thank you for listening and we’re happy to hear from you even if your opinions aren’t 100% in line w/ ours.

 

Speaking of...

 

We have another listener email! Who would like to read? Prometheus

 I listen to quite a few podcasts on a regular basis, and you guys have just about taken over my last week of work. Very glad you all decided to make Ark your home. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to your mishaps/adventures, and I appreciate you guys taking the time to do this for everyone. I love the tips and tricks you guys have generously shared with the listeners. I would really love to hear some tips on surviving in the north as a beginner. I love starting in the hardest areas but I would love some tips for streamlining the process to become more efficient. I.e. Temp control being my biggest hurdle.

With that said, I have a would you rather.

These segments are a nice addition. The cringing in your voices as you imaginatively concoct these awful scenarios....Priceless.

Rated Ark
- You walk into a log cabin. A few feet from the open door is a wooden table. On the left of the table is a, ready to go, rusty old bear trap. On the right, is a well cleaned machete. One arm has to go.

   Would you rather cut off your left or your right arm? Which tool would you use?

Rated PG
- Would you rather be banned from all servers for a month? or , Would you rather lose all your game data, and have to start from scratch?

Rockin my luscious blonde wig and drinking a crazy concoction.

Thanks, Johnny_Two_Toes

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

TWEET TIME!

 

Jen  ✈️ #GDC17‏ @bubblywums
In case this is not known, rafts DO count towards your tame limit. If you have random rafts laying around, you'll want to get rid of them.

https://twitter.com/bubblywums/status/835866678399500288

Smash - Well, SOB!

Jen  ✈️ #GDC17‏
@bubblywums
Spawn codes for all of the new stuff in PC v255 (thanks Debby!): http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/133258092247971404/ …

 

Esme: Studi Wild Card is still hiring ! These are the positions they are looking for!:

We're still looking for talented people to fill the following roles (apply by e-mailing your resume and / or portfolio to jobs@studiowildcard.com directly):

http://www.studiowildcard.com/jobs/

 

 

Esme:

https://support.survivetheark.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003692108-ASW-Amazon-Web-Services-Issue-Character-Transfers

Esme putting it in for Prometheus who shared it in Discord:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-02/amazon-says-employee-error-caused-tuesday-s-cloud-outage

DINO SPOTLIGHT: Esme & Goon

(Lee will step in for Goon if needed)

Archaeopteryx

Goon

 

  • Wild
  • Approximately one meter long, the Archaeopteryx magnamilvum is a primarily tree-dwelling proto-bird. It avoids the ground as much as possible, preferring to stay in the safety of the trees, where few predators can reach it.
  • Usually found about halfway up redwoods
  • Bola is recommended for they are fast.
  • When taming it prefers Pelagornis Kibble (giant seagull) and chitin
  • Domesticated
    While not large enough to bear the full weight of an adult human, Archaeopteryx still has great utility. Despite the creature's inability to fly, its wings have sufficient strength to dramatically slow the rate of a person's descent, if that person holds Archaeopteryx while airborne. Taming Archaeopteryx can be somewhat troublesome, though, as it refuses to eat the most common food sources, and glides to prospective safety at the first sign of any interloper.
  • Their kibble is prefered by the Diplocaulus (giant salamander)
  • They sit on your shoulder and can be used as a parachute.
  • On X-Box you use the X to start and stop glide
  • They can also slowly collect sap if left on wander
  • Finally their flight speed is determined by your speed, you want them to go faster, boost up your speed.
    ESME
  • Behavior
  • Due to the hostile environment in which it lives, Archaeopteryx (as with the Bobbert) often flees at the first sign of conflict.
  • It can be found both wandering around the forest floor and high up in Redwood trees. Tamed animals retain their timid nature and lack any sort of attacking ability, even when set on aggressive, and will only eat Chitin.

 

 

Appearance
The Archaeopteryx has a unique blend of avian (birdlike) and reptilian features. Like a bird, its body is covered in feathers starting at the neck. Its arms have much longer feathers, creating a set of primitive wings; its tail also features longer plumage, which it uses as an aid for balance. However, the similarities to birds end there. The face is scaly and more elongated, like a reptile, with needle sharp teeth in its mouth to shred apart insects. Additionally, unlike modern birds, the wings of Archaeopteryx end in sharp claws. These it uses for scaling tall trees.

TIPS FROM DODODEX APP USERS on DODODEX.Com!

 

  • GOON : Don't jump of a bird at the world ceiling with one of these. It takes way longer than you expect to hit the ground.
  • Esme: Hit X (on Xbox controller) to stop and start glide.

 

 

Main Topic of the show: Who wants to read?

WHO WANTS TO READ THE PINK?_____Teady_____________

WHO WANT TO READ THE RED?__lee__________________
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

Esme:

Ark: Survival Evolved developer will pay modders $4,000 per month to complete their mods http://www.pcgamer.com/ark-survival-evolved-developer-will-pay-modders-4000-per-month-to-complete-their-mods/?utm_content=buffer20551&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer-pcgamertw

 

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/ark-sponsored-mod-program-r407/

I SPLIT THE TOPIC IN HALF WITH TWO SEPARATE READERS SO THAT THE INFO CAN GET OUT BUT NOT HAVE IT BE BLAHBLAHBLAH We can discuss any thoughts that might pop up Midway in between readers.

 

Today we are proud and excited to announce the launch of the ARK Sponsored Mod Program. ARK has always viewed modding and the ARK Dev Kit as a very important aspect of our game. We want to look into ways to help our modders take their projects to the next step, be it through more robust capabilities in the Dev Kit, hosting competitions with large prize-pools, incorporating them into the game, or just generally working and partnering up with modders and their projects.Since partnering up with Epic and opening up our ARK Dev Kit in July 2015 and we have seen over 2,500 different mods enter our Steam Workshop. It is an understatement to say how much we truly appreciate and value our modding community and want to do more to help facilitate the progress of mods, as well as modders.We believe our latest initiative will allow us to take the next step into assisting modders further.

 

The Sponsored Mods project aims to provide financial, development, and marketing supporting over the course of sponsorship. We will be providing a $4,000 stipend towards 15 projects each month to assist with ongoing development costs of their projects, with a possibility of completed mods being integrated into the Official Release of ARK: Survival Evolved on PC and Console.Over the course of sponsorship, the modders will be working with us, and in particular, Cedric Burkes (Creator of Primitive+ and Studio Wildcard Mod Liason) to see how they progress over the month. They will go through reviews to make sure that bug reports players have made are being resolved, and that their projects are progressing and developing. Sponsorship can end for a mod if progress isn’t being made, and we are keeping our eyes open for other modders who we can potentially work with! For those of you who are itching to get Modding in ARK, you can get started right away! The ARK Dev Kit is a simplified version of the Unreal Engine 4 Editor, specifically compiled to streamline the process of creating Mods, Maps, and Total Conversions for ARK: Survival Evolved which can then be uploaded directly to Steam Workshop for other users to download and play. Follow the "How To Mod" tutorial to get started, then join the ARK community, participate in the Unreal Engine ARK Modding forum to get your modding underway!

Esme: Here is the list of chosen mods : https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/ark-sponsored-mods/

 

Name: Lee

Input: Let me get my negativity out of the way so everyone else’s sunshine can burn it off…

While I agree that the net result of offering compensation to modders for their work will be completed, functional and fun mods, methinks I detect a fishy smell here. WC seems to be outsourcing game development without having to file the modders as employees for tax purposes while being able to write off the payments as a business expense. Also, once the mods are complete, who has the rights on the mod? WC will be able to cut the modder out of the loop and in the long run theoretically be able to make profit off their work if it is incorporated into the main game. It says the $4000 stipend will be going towards 15 mods each month, does that mean it’ll be divided or that each modder will get $4000? They left that fairly ambiguous.

All I’m saying is that this may not be as altruistic as they are trying to tell us, we know they have a penchant for lingual gymnastics.

That said, here are all the good things about this…

 

Name: Teady

Input: I’m glad this is happening.   Bethezda has proven that  pc mods could move over to console and that would be amazing. Bottom line is for some in my tribe the game has gotten stale, my wife doesn’t put in as many hours as she use to.   Anything can can re invigorate the player base is great.   

Name:Esme

Input:I think this is an amazing idea because it will help those doing a lot of the work that will help us stay interested in the game actually want to stick around!  I think it is amazing because those people that have to deal with the belly aching whines from their comments section when wild card withholds a dev kit for two weeks, will actually being getting paid to not only finish their product but add additional lube to a rough situation via money :) I think this is great for us players because that means we might now have to fear a mod disappearing as much as we do know if modders are getting paid to finish their stuff, even if it is a handful of modders at a time. I wonder if there is a cut off date so people don't milk it for ever and create a bottleneck! They will spend the money https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/ark-survival-of-the-fittest-international-tournament-more-details-released-r162/

Name:Goon

Input:I have to say that it’s nice that they decided to pay these modders, rather than just say in the Q&A “That sound like something a modder can come up with.”

What criteria do they use to determine what mods get the money each month?
SO TRUE GOON!!!!!! =esme

Name: Prometheus

Input: HOLY SHIT YES! THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE? YES!! This is how you do it! Wildcard!!!! This is how they take this game to the next level!! Mod makers have proven they can come up with great content and deserve to be compensated by the game maker, NOT by people that have already purchased your game. As mentioned in the article, others have tried this in the past but they created it like a store that customers buy mods and play with them. That’s great and all, the mod makers has a direct platform to sell content. However problems are bound to ensue. An angry customer who feels they didn't get what they paid for, or refunds because they actually didn't get what they paid for, having to control a fair . By forking over the cash for each mod they have a bit of quality control, enhances the overall value of the core product and in turn sell more copies of their game. Which will again in turn encourage more mod makers, and more creative and well built mods, which will attract more players, and sell more copies of the game. This is sort of a contractor relationship with wildcard it makes sense, it will push out some of the best content. Lower / less noticed mods and be funded by its users with donations, etc. 10 of 10 Wildcard, Great job, class act, well played. GG!      

Name: Smash

Input:There was a good point mentioned by Foe on Discord regarding completion of these EA games which got me wondering - W/ this new mod sponsored program, how will that work or for how long after the game reaches completion? Maybe they will continue the process long after its final release while they work on DLC or other ARK products/avenues for their franchise. It said they have a “possibility” to become official, but how likely is it? Only certain types or all types truly can? Kind of like Prometheus was talking about, I also am curious to see how this will affect mods going forward. Do we see a surge in mods (at least good ones) or will they be mostly bad, stupid ones aiming for that cash. Also, will they start posting guidelines as to how long certain types of mods have? They have 15, but what makes the next in line take a predecessor's place? It will be interesting to see how many mods they may stretch this too if these 15 stay consistent for several months.

Name: Iron Badger

Input: I have to agree with Teady Bethesda porting mods over to XBOX and PS has been awesome and I agree mods can bring life back into a boring game… but is that a good thing? That has always been my issue with mods, many mods make up for sloppy work in the developer shed, and that i’m not okay with especially in AAA games. I remember playing many games over and over for hours on end because of how good they were, and that still happens today but it’s not the same when it’s become expected to receive game fixing mods and patches for a couple years after release(i’m happy to wait 7+ years for a great game{J-RPGs}), now with these small companies producing games like wildcard who have really put modders to work on the game, it means developers are starting to become more and more sloppy and mods will have to fix more and more things and then no games will never be finished properly and gaming will suck And and and and That is whY badger HATES MODDDDDSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) … RAHHHHH!!!

ESME: HAS A POINT TO ADD

 

Name: Yogi

Input: Overall I'm excited for this! I'm not sure if anyone asked this but since some mods have been chosen already will they become “official” or are we going to run back into the “center problem” where it up to WildCard to pick when it's official and now every other update…

 

Name: Zay

Input: This is a step in an awesome direction!

TIP TIME!

________________________

Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.

_________________________________________

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?
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Name: Goon

Type of tip or tale?:Alpha Tip

Tip OR Tale: Many of us have been around for awhile and when we see a new player, we have the tendency to go kill them. What we should be doing is sharing our knowledge on gameplay with them. If you see a new player walking down the beach, go up and ask if you can assist them in any way, don’t give them stuff, rather show them how to make it. This small act of kindness goes a long way. When they have learned from you, give them a full salute, tell them bye and good luck. Then stab them and steal all of their shit.

Name: Smash

Type of tip or tale?: Tale: The unintentional army

Tip OR Tale: I’ve come to enjoy the addition of the sneak thief Pegomastax. I say this not for their ability to steal things from other players or the annoying thing of them stealing something i needed. No, what i’ve come to really enjoy is the ease with which i get a little army that follows me around w/o actually having to do much work other than keeping the highest stack of berries in my last slot; boom tame, boom tame, boom tame. This affords me to keep bumping up their HP (and if they live long enough their dmg) to give me a buffer and a little pack of fang and claw to chomp on anything that attempts to hurt me or I’m game to kill. One of my new must use early game dinos.

Name: Iron Badger

Type of tip or tale?:Mate Boosted

Tip OR Tale:  my troodon minions keep me safe from all comers

Name: gigabyte

Type of tip or tale?: why you should never ever trust anyone

Tip OR Tale:

Esme

Punching Tree’s

Level10 5x Thatch  3x Stone 10x Fiber

 

  • The Bola is a primitive weapon used to immobilize creatures. AMEN!
  • It can be thrown and when it hits a target, it wraps around their feet or body and entangles them.
  • The Bola roots humans in place for 25 seconds and wild dinos for 30 seconds. You have to wait another 10 seconds before you can apply a new bola to your target.
  • The player or dino rooted will be incapable of moving, but can still fire guns, shoot arrows or attack. The player can also still jump, but will not be able to move.
  • Dinos cannot be mounted while affected by the bola. It also cannot be recovered once thrown. Wild dinos aggro when hit by the bola, but seem to lose interest much quicker than usual.
  • The upgraded version of the Bola is the Chain Bola.

 

LAST CALL        

____________________________________________________

Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

 

Name:insert shoutout to my gf here (still in that basement send help)

 

EMAIL LISTENER WYR from earlier!

Rated Ark
- You walk into a log cabin. A few feet from the open door is a wooden table. On the left of the table is a, ready to go, rusty old bear trap. On the right, is a well cleaned machete. One arm has to go.

   Would you rather cut off your left or your right arm? Which tool would you use?
Rated PG
- Would you rather be banned from all servers for a month? or , Would you rather lose all your game data, and have to start from scratch?

It is time for some more show and tell!

FUNNY ZANY CRAZY Products you have found!

 

Name:Goon

The Jerk Shirt - https://www.camsoda.com/products/jerkshirt/

 

Name: Yogi

My Shiny Hiney: https://youtu.be/IVlvnCOUqog

 

Esme:

21 Irresistibly Weird Products To Buy On Amazon

https://www.buzzfeed.com/betsydickerson/irresistibly-weird-products-to-buy-on-amazon-jan-20-2017

 

Teady

https://www.google.ca/search?q=crazy+product+ideas&biw=1920&bih=974&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6hqvR477SAhVP5mMKHSFzB7AQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=qLD0qfTVvIMVTM:

 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Fork%20Fu

Gigabyte: PRESENTING FOR YOU PLEASURE THE AUTO BLOW 2

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/autoblow-2-a-robotic-oral-sex-simulator-for-men#/

 

The Go Office Wheel Mate Steering Wheel Desk

http://list25.com/25-most-useless-inventions-ever/

Goon

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/05/vaginal-speaker-foetuses-babypod-music

 

HAHAHAHAHAAAA THEY MADE A JERK SHIRT FOR WOMEN!
https://www.camsoda.com/products/wettersweater/

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Episode 5 of Rated EXTRA SHOW NOTES

Welcome to episode #5 Rated Extra!

Our open discussion gaming podcast that we will be put out whenever we feel like it :)

 

  • Today is   3-1-2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com
  • And you can now watch us record each episode on Twitch 10:30pm est at www.twitch.tv/ratedark and on you tube !

 

 

Introduce tonight's crew!

Who wants to? Willektron!

And those in the twitch chat :)

GAMING NEWS or What have you been playing!

Do you have your eye on a new game or technology? Have you been playing a game you really love! Did you find something gaming related you just wanted to chat about? Here is the perfect place for that!

Quick Ark News Heads up to mention then we can discuss further for those on this weeks Rated Ark.  

Esme:

Jat
Offline
Posted 57 minutes ago
Attention Survivors,

On Wednesday, Amazon Web Services experienced a severe outage which affected a lot of their services and clients, including the CrossARK Transfer System. Following this we will be conducting a major rollback on all Official Servers to just before this incident, and will be wiping all Cross ARK storage of any items due to a dupe glitch which surfaced due to the incident.

We apologise about the delay in getting this response out, unfortunately this incident occurred at an unfortunate timing, with a lot of our employees travelling mid flight to the Game Dev Conference and were without equipment/internet/hardware necessary to take care of the situation.

The rollback should happen in the next 2 hours, and we will be running an Evolution Event with bonuses to taming, harvesting, and experience to make up for the losses suffered for the rest of the week. Rollbacks are always unfortunate and we’re sorry for the loss and disruption of service caused by this, as well as our response but are keen to get back on track.

We are also going to be working on implementing some fail safe methods to help avoid situations like this in the future.

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/156839-official-server-rollback-and-wipe-of-crossark-storage-items/

 

Name: Prometheus

Input: Notable PC Games coming out next month in March:

  • Open Beta was from Feb 23rd and runs till the 27th.
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is an upcoming open world tactical shooter video game in development by Ubisoft Paris. It will be the tenth installment in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon franchise and will be the first Ghost Recon game to feature an open world environment. The game will move away from the futuristic setting introduced in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and will instead feature a setting similar to the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. Ubisoft has described it as one of the biggest open world games that they have ever published, with the game world including a wide variety of environments such as mountains, forests, deserts and salt flats.
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew is an virtual reality action-adventure video game developed by Red Storm Entertainment and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.

 

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It will be the fourth entry overall in the Mass Effect series. The game begins within the Milky Way Galaxy during the 22nd century, where humanity is planning to populate new home worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy as part of a strategy called the Andromeda Initiative. The player assumes the role of either Sara or Scott Ryder, an inexperienced military recruit who joins the Initiative and wakes up in Andromeda following a 600-year journey.

Name: Esme

Input: Some Steam Early Access and New release that came out on steam recently I have been snooping on :)

I have got to hop in this neat game called Paladins . It is free to play. You can download it on steam or for windows and I want to say PS4?http://store.steampowered.com/app/444090/

 

  • Blackwake is a multiplayer naval FPS focused on teamwork and cooperation. Fire the cannons, sink enemy ships or board them with firearms and steel.
    $17.99
  • User reviews:
    OVERALL: Very Positive (1,814 reviews)
    Release Date: Feb 24, 2017
  • Hunting Bigfoot
  • It all started in the spring of 2016. The newspapers Jasper published message about the disappearance of a group of tourists in the national park. Police believe it was just an accident, because the band went to raft on the river.
    User reviews:
    OVERALL: Very Positive (138 reviews) Release Date: Jan 30, 2017
  • $15.99
  • We were here.
  • Lost and separated in an abandoned castle set in a frozen wasteland. Your only possession left is a walkie-talkie, with a familiar voice on the other end. Can the both of you find your way out in time?In We Were Here two players are trapped inside an abandoned castle. Player One is confined to a small secluded part of the castle. Player Two roams the castle trying to find Player One. Every room challenges your wits and ability to communicate clearly, using only your voice. There is no other way to communicate with each other, so make sure you have a microphone ready!
    Are you ready to find out how well you and your friends work together? If you like living on the edge, try playing it with a complete stranger!
    Inspired by games such as: Myst, Amnesia: The Dark Descent and real-life escape rooms.
  • Both players have a completely different game experience.
    Explore beautifully crafted environments in a fictional castle inspired by Castle Rock, Antarctica.
    Overcome challenging puzzles by working together.
    Atmospheric thriller setting that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
    Optional Virtual Reality support. Enjoy the game with- or without VR!
  • FREE TO PLAY
    User reviews: OVERALL: Very Positive (1,327 reviews)
    Release Date: Feb 3, 2017

 

Name: Zaythar

Input:

Humble Bundle!

 

Notable mods for various games I have been keeping track of:

 

 

 

    • A brutal core mod designed to give veteran Ark Players a new challenge.
    • Balanced for PvE
    • It is filled with various tiers of the dinos we all know and love, or hate :P
    • It features a new NPC (tribesmen) whom you can fight or tame.
    • It is a VERY progression-oriented mod. The mod author seems to care deeply in this aspect which I wholeheartedly applaud.
    • This is not a mod for new players or the impatient.
    • I like this mod because it gives me new things to do in Ark, while still focusing on the dinos. The Tribesmen help to alleviate the need for a PvP aspect that I crave on a PvE server. Taming alphas is possible in this mod, but you’re OP when you do so, which I really enjoy. You can even tame bosses to go after scions and deities (end-game bosses), but the bosses get a nerf upon taming (much like the giga) which keeps your confidence in victory in-check.

Name: Willektron

Input:

Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter - port of an older dino hunting game on iOS, Android, and Steam (Graphics slightly improved on PC, but game is free on iOS and Android)

Empyrion - Galactic Survival http://store.steampowered.com/app/383120/

Titanfall 2; Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Horizon: Zero Dawn

   Haven’t been able to play much yet, but it has been great so far, so I am hopeful and excited.

Name:gigabyte

Input:xbox games pass and gamestops shares dropping because of it is interesting. http://www.gamespot.com/articles/gamestop-shares-drop-significantly-after-xbox-game/1100-6448299/

Main Topic: Suggested by Prometheus:

“What stigmas, or biased judgement have you received from others with regards to choosing video games as your source of entertainment from non-gamers?" From strangers, family members or others.

Name: Prometheus

Input: So I feel like I have been judged by the gauntlet, strangers, family, friends, co-workers, all of them. I seem to be surrounded by people who don't get gamers. On the train is the best, I breakout my gaming laptop, headphones and a wired xbox360 controller and then looks from the people around me start. Some of them honestly seem interested because they will watch my screen.

Just last Friday was great, (this is what Inspired the topic) I sat near a mother and her two kids, we are seated so she could see my screen however her kids could not. When I first broke out all my gear, she gave me this look like, “Oh come on dude!”. I can tell she recognised the controller and so did her son, he giggled and she rolled her eyes at her son. If I had to guess, she allows “15 mins of game time and not a moment more.” for her kids.  Maybe I am reading into it but I could feel her judgement which later faded into genuine interest. I turned subtitles on when I noticed her watching. (i’d imagine it would be hard not to, I have a 15” screen in front of me.) As her kids were content playing with some magnet toy they had, she just sat watching my screen. I honestly don't mind, and may have changed someone's mind on it. She watched me solving problems, puzzles, navigating a world and had a story play out in front of me. I don’t think she had even seen a modern adult game played. I expect she was thinking I would start playing some “childrens game” or a full on FPS with blood and guts splashing me screen. (I’ll touch on that later)

Another time I was playing Witcher 3 and that was great because that game is so vivid and beautiful, people can't help but watch. This one guy who sat next to me, couldn't help himself and actually interrupted me. Told me how that was the most amazing thing he had ever seen and mentioned playing a bit of pac-man when he was younger but he was just blown away by what he was seeing and how things have progressed. He of course asked the price of my laptop and all, then his face changed a bit. I explained this was a laptop for work and I made sure it was going to do what I wanted also and that most gamers don’t have a setup like this.

Other times, people's reactions aren't so pleasant, most older woman seem offended by it.  May not even see my screen but because I have a controller in my hands, I may as well have a shirt that says “I’m a big man-child” on it. I don't understand the stigma that has developed over the years. Somehow, I can take the very same laptop out, watch a movie and not a single person will bat an eye, but put a controller in your hands and suddenly I’m ridiculous. I get similar judgement from some of my family too, I just don’t get it. The same basic concept, but I have to solve puzzles, catch hints and clues that unfold in the story, navigate complex maps and memorize how to get back, basically I have to actively use my mind to solve all manner of things, yet the general “non-gamer” thinks gamers are mindless idiots! Yet still, when compared to most family members who hardly seem able to navigate their way out of an unfamiliar parking lot. Find themselves fumbling for their GPS to get home. I am always like, we make a left and a right to get back to the highway. I truly believe there are many benefits from “playing too much” video games and its that thought pattern that has erected this illogical stigma against gamers. How can puzzle solving, strategy/planning, a forced sense navigational awareness, adaptation skills, finding or catching clues/hints to the storyline, in more recent online games, team building skills and/or co-operation, leadership skills, I am sure if I had longer I could come up with 10 other real life skills that are developed through playing video games. I believe in 10 years or so, as more acceptance of this “hobby” becomes mainstream, or the old people just start fucking dying off, we will see a wider acceptance of these basic concepts and much like people have justified different sports as “life building skills” we will see an even greater level of them accepted through that same concept.

Lastly, are the real gamers, I can spot them out in seconds… their head snaps to my hands or screen to see what I am playing or because we are so openly oppressed or shamed for our passions or hobby that the mere sight of my gear causes them to feel like we are old friends. I have actually had other games ask, “Oh, what you playing? You like it?”         

Name: Esme

Input: This is one of my favorite topics to discuss so I was happy that Prometheus suggested it last week! I have approached it on other shows I have hosted, but mostly from the Warcraft Player angle, so to broaden the spectrum I will probably struggle with keeping it short and sweet :)

 

 

  • I think why we struggle as “gamers” existing around non gamers is that it is treated like a secret club lol
  • I personally dont run around telling anyone IM A GAMER! I have let it out a little when I was on Fallon (for 5 seconds)because come on I was on fallon but I don't meet people and just drop it unless I think they are one of me?
  • I believe that there is a game out there for everyone but many associate it with “stuff we did when we were kids” because many subscribe to the “a slave to adulthood” mentality meaning that many feel guilty about enjoying life the older we get.
  • I think it is a cultural thing and a generational thing. For many of us in this gaming group we were lucky enough to be born in the generation where games were born.
  • I struggle with this even on another level being a woman. In my world we are more of a support class in life. We watch the kids while our hubby gets to slip off for some “Hobby” time. That is not because our significant others wouldn't necessarily support our hobby, but we tend to feel guilty that we are away from our family doing something many see as trivial or a waste of time.
  • I get frustrated by this mind set due to the fact many put sitting on your ass watching tv in an acceptable realm where gaming does not.  I often ask why I as a woman have to feel bad about gaming by other women who don't have to feel bad about watching Kim Kardashian put her 5th pair of false eyelashes on while deciding what gown to wear to some stupid event on a reality TV show. Like how does that even compare!? LOL
  • I get the side eye more from other women than I ever do men when I mention that I game and I podcast about gaming BUT ALMOST EVERY PERSON I KNOW PLAYS MOBILE GAMES ON THEIR PHONE!?  HEY PEOPLE THAT IS A GAME! Lol
  • I have also experienced 15 year olds whose parents don't game freak out when they hear you're not 15 but instead have kids and somehow still game. Its ass if they assume the only people playing video games are kids.
  • We have facts and stats to back us up :)  
  • Gaming Began with Space Wars back in 1962
  • There are more than 2 billion video game players worldwide, according to market intelligence company Newzoo.
  • in the United States, 63% of households have at least one person who plays video games regularly (3 hours or more per week), while 48% of U.S. households own a dedicated game console, according to the Entertainment Software Association.
  • the average game player age is 35 years old, 27% of game players are under 18, 26% are 50 years old -- or older.
  • As for gender, 59% of game players are male, while 41% are female.
  • 68% of parents say video games are a positive part of their child's life, and 62% of parents whose children are gamers play computer and video games with their children at least weekly.
  • Of the most frequent gamers, 75% believe playing video games provides mental stimulation or education. This coincides with a study by Yale University that showed that students who played a brain-training video game for 20 minutes three times a week for four months performed better on reading and math tests than their peers who did not.
  • These perceived benefits are likely contributing to the growth of the U.S. video game industry, which saw video game software sales rise 6% to $24.5 billion in 2016, according to the ESA.

 

 

 

  • There are many more awesome stats and facts in the article but I thought I would stop here. Pretty much Gaming Is not going anywhere. I feel it is only going to get better.
  • I guess I treat my gaming as I would anything in life and realize that my “cup of tea might not be someone else’s and that's OK. No matter what your hobby, there is going to be someone out there that “doesnt get you”. We are a hunting and fishing family, try explaining that to a vegan? Try explaining the tattoo of your favorite sports team to a non sports enthusiast. No matter what you enjoy there will always be someone somewhere who won’t get you. Find the people that do get you and have fun.

 

 

I found it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nk9XoiWGQg&t

-Zaythar

 

Name: gigabyte

Input: i get a lot of miscommunication with people about why i would spend so much time playing games. Especially games like ark that take time and effort to get anywhere in. an example would be having to equate taming a dino on official to building a model ship to get my dad to understand why i do it. I can tell he does not really approve though. Or if i'm playing a game in public on a ds or laptop i get funny looks especially from old people.

Name: Willektron

Input:

Show and tell TIME! Lol

 

Time to finish the show by sharing:

(Here's a few ideas to stir your brain if you need help)

 

 

  • A recommendation! Are you watching, listening, reading, playing , drinking eating, cooking something and want to recommend it? Share!
  • Share a pet peeve!
  • Share a silly story that's happened to you recently
  • Share an interesting news story?
  • A Joke!
  • A shout out?
  • How your day was?

 

 

Name: Esme

Input: Watching Black Sails and Kindness Diaries both for the first time

Black Sails:

Black Sails is set roughly two decades before the events of Treasure Island and during the Golden Age of Piracy.[1] Feared Captain Flint brings on a younger crew member as they fight for the survival of New Providence island. According to the first episode, "In 1715 West Indies, the pirates of New Providence Island threaten maritime trade in the region. The laws of every civilized nation declare them hostis humani generis, enemies of all mankind. In response, the pirates adhere to a doctrine of their own....war against the world." Real life pirates who are fictionalized in the show include Anne Bonny, Benjamin Hornigold, Jack Rackham, Charles Vane, Ned Low, and Blackbeard.

 

Kindness Diaries: http://www.leonlogothetis.com/netflix/

Leon “Watch my travels around the world on my yellow motorbike Kindness One. I rely entirely on the kindness of strangers and give back to unsuspecting good Samaritans along the way. During the trip, I discover that being ‘seen’ is the most powerful gift we can give others.

The show is about sharing compassion and empathy with others. It’s is about smiling at the world and seeing what happens when the world smiles right back at you.”

Name:gigabyteInput: black lagoon two shout outs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lagoon

WYR have a magic hat that makes you slightly better at everything you do while you wear it, or a pet tortoise that provides the same effects constantly, as long as it stays alive and happy?

https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/discover/sharks/biology/ http://web.ncf.ca/bz050/tongue.html

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Rated_Ark_44_new.pngEpisode 44  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show : Lee

 

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode  44 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is  February 25  , 2017!
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

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)

Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below:

ESME: I wanna give a shout out to Trevor Bercich who contacted us on facebook and chatted with Ole Lumin! Thanks for letting us know you enjoy the show and for giving us a heads up about our RSS feed being wonky the other day! That was a huge help sir!

    Luminin: Woops, forgot about that! Putting the old in ole…

 

Listener EMAIL (What’s the author’s name?): Who wants to read?: Smash (is game if no one wants it)

I've been trying to look up this information but haven't had any luck. I was thinking maybe you guys might be interested in talking about this or, maybe if you're unsure as I am, it would be a good foe science topic.

How does saddle armor work? Why is their durability? I've never had a saddle break or deteriorate. Is it worth the outrageous amount of materials it costs to make rare saddles? Could you explain how this works -  it would be appreciated.

Also, I've been doing a lot of fishing lately. I really enjoy it. I've gotten good loot with rare poles.  Unfortunately, the poles broke and I'm hard pressed to find another rare pole. The primitive poles just don't cut it. They do not produce any blueprints.  Which, in my opinion, is the point of fishing. I think they should reward rare bp fishing poles every once and awhile from the fish you catch so it would perpetuate the whole experience.

I'm aware they nerfed fishing in the game but come on. It's taking the fun out of the game.

Thanks guys for all you do. Keep putting out more episodes. It really makes my work 7day fly by. It would actually be nice if you did episodes more frequently. Maybe twice a week?

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Tweet DM: (Zaythar) @GOsterwise asks: I'm new to the game and podcast.  Solo player tired of getting wiped. Should I approach alpha tribe (s) to join or ally with? If so what is the best way?

 

Everyone gives their opinion in order of TS?

Foe is next

Lee

Lum

Giga

Prom

Smash - have something, funny little technique i saw someone do

Tux

Zay

 

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*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

Tweet Time!

Jat
‏@Jatheish
We're expecting to Deploy PC v255 in about 3 hours. If you haven't used your Choco Boxes / Crafted VDay items do so as they'll be destroyed! https://twitter.com/Jatheish/status/835660777067581440

ARK Park‏@ARKParkOfficial

ARK Park- First hands-on experience footage:

http://youtu.be/n5UqebIlHrU?a  via @YouTube

https://twitter.com/ARKParkOfficial/status/834440735642488833

 

Smash: now that would be a hell of an experience compared to just looking at it on screen.

ESME: I KNOW!!!!! Im totally freaking sold lol IM SO GEEKED!

 

Jen
‏@bubblywums
We're no longer givings warnings for blocking player spawns & will delete structures at our discretion. Don't do it.

https://twitter.com/bubblywums/status/835629549924847617

Adam
‏@thelilpanda
If you're an ARK server admin and looking for help or just to chat with other admins, join the unofficial group:

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/AUSO/

 

Luminin: It's like AA, but for Voodoo?

 

Navin Supphapholsiri
‏@nayvihn
Job postings have been updated for @survivetheark. Want to join the tribe?
http://www.studiowildcard.com/jobs/ - plus we'll also be at GDC!

https://twitter.com/nayvihn/status/833751158330052608

 

Jen
‏@bubblywums
Yes, underwater bases have been delayed. It is the biggest gameplay change since platforms and needs more testing before it's ready. :)

https://twitter.com/bubblywums/status/833591415573712896

 

Tweet from Ben Burkart - Prometheus

 

Name: Prometheus

Reaction: The deep sea stuff looks good from what you can see in the 30 second gif, but...

 

Name: Smash

Reaction: HOLY POOP! That will be awesome and scary as hell. The thing that has me a little worried/excited is the possibility of the deeper you go into the water the darker it gets (like in real life), like w/ the redwood biomes - so even gamma-ing may not do the trick. If ur going to be doing some real underwater exploring of the deep, time for some underwater lights (all kinds of shapes and sizes i say)

Name: Teady

What kind of dangerous crap will be down there?

 

Esme: That looks AMAZING! So excited they are adding more under water goodies to accompany the future underwater base stuff!

 

Tweet from Wildcard Chris and he writes: Prometheus

 

Name: Luminin

Reaction: Well, he's a little late to the game… Literally?

 

Name: Prometheus

Reaction:

Tweet from Adam and he writes: Someone want to read? Smash (is game if no one has it)

 

Name: Lee

Reaction: I don’t think these will be as popular as the regular servers. People who love the grind will enjoy all the gathering by hand, but for the rest it will be too much of a chore. I also find myself wondering why WC is again, dividing their resources for a side project. I swear their development team needs a prescription for Ritalin.

 

Name: TuxedoBadger

Reaction: Different strokes for different folks, but dino taming is a core mechanic, and I don’t see how this is going to be all that popular. It fits a small niche, but is not a feature for the primary audience.

Name: Zaythar

I disagree, dinos will still be in the game and The game will actually be less of a chore. I could very easily see myself hopping in for a couple hours to raid by boat or just add on to a small base or something. Yes, the startup will be tough, but you won’t have the stress that you would have with the various time-consuming dinos.

 

Name: Tuxedobadger

And thennnn. They need to balance the no dino taming servers for no dinos instead of removing the taming ability and upping the player limit.

XBOX Patch Notes (Teadybear)

 

 

  • All PC equivalent content up & functionality through v254.x including:
  • New Mechanic: Hairstyles & Facial Hair (with real-time growing), Hair Dye-ing, & Haircutting + Scissors.
  • Tek Tier Phase 1: Tek Engram system, Element Resource system, Tek Replicator, Tek Rifle, Tek Helmet, Tek Visor, Tek Jetpack, Tek Boots, Tek Gloves, Tek Rex Saddle, Tek Transmitter, and more.
  • New Dino: Ovis Aries!
  • New Item: Lance (for jousting of course!), and you can now also use a Shield when Weapon-Riding (provided you are using an appropriate Weapon).
  • Third person mode, accessed by holding down the Map button and then selecting third person.
  • Additional Server Host and Single Player Settings (Deleting Save & Maximum Difficulty)
  • Major Distance Field Shadow Memory Improvements

 

PC PATCH NOTES - Prometheus

Current ARK Official Server Network Servers Version: v254.944

 

 

  • Fixed issue with Harvesting saying "X Item Removed." (Requires Server Update!)
  • Added server "?ClampItemSpoilingTimes=true" which will clamp all spoiling times to the items' maximum spoiling times. Useful if any infinite-spoiling exploits were used on the server and you wish to clean them up. Could potentially cause issues with Mods that alter spoiling time, hence it is an option.

 

v254.94

 

  • Troodon now have 50% less night-time targeting distance to players on-foot, and 15% less run speed
  • C4 attached to Dinos or Platform Saddles can no longer be remote detonated through world geometry
  • Fixed harvesting resources not properly adding to completely-filled stacks

 

v254.93

 

  • ARK Valentine's Day Event until February 20:
  • Dinos will, 10% of the time, drop Box of Chocolates when they mate. Box of Chocolates can be used for a Full-Heal or to advance 50% of a Taming Dino's Bar
  • New Unlockable "Romantic" Facial & Head Hairstyles (via craftable Items), for Male & Female, New Unlockable "Heart" Emote
  • Servers can launch with "-vday" to get (extra): 2x Mateboost Range, 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption (all Officials servers are running with this)

 

 

 

  • Reduced lag on Inventory Menus
  • Hair now reacts to being underwater, physics and materials
  • Fixed various misaligned or missing water physics volumes on TheIsland
  • Server custom "HarvestAmountMultiplier" now works as it used to, to bias towards yielding rarer items. This is more costly for server performance, so if you want a more "optimized" server with high HarvestAmountMultiplier (but less rare items), you can launch with ?UseOptimizedHarvestingHealth=true

 

 

Upcoming Version: v255, ETA: February 20

 

  • New Dino: Electrophorus!
  • New Dino: Microraptor!
  • New Dino: Ammonite!
  • New Dino: Thylacoleo! (A.K.A. Esme’s nightmare come to life)

 

https://gfycat.com/CarefreePhonyAmericanwarmblood

 

  • New Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
  • New Structure: Tek Power Generator
  • New Structure: Tek Shield Generator
  • New Structure: Tek Tileset & Tek Doors
  • Four additional head hairstyles and four additional facial hairstyles, unlockable by acquiring Explorer Notes

 

 

A Little Further Out

 

  • New Structure: Dynamic-Length Bridges (I’m sure, only a “Little” further out)
  • More Creatures, Gear, Armors, Weapons, & Structures!
  • Tek Caves, "Ascension" Game Progression, "Boss Wars"
  • Aquatic and Amphibious Mating/Lifecycles
  • DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf
  • Specific Representative "on-ground" meshes for all dropped items
  • Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky

 

PS4 Patch Notes: Zaythar

 

Link Here

 

Current Version: v504

 

  • New Mechanic: Hairstyles & Facial Hair (with real-time growing), Hair Dye-ing, & Haircutting + Scissors.
  • Tek Tier Phase 1: Tek Engram system, Element Resource system, Tek Replicator, Tek Rifle, Tek Helmet, Tek Visor, Tek Jetpack, Tek Boots, Tek Gloves, Tek Rex Saddle, Tek Transmitter, and more.
  • New Dino: Ovis Aries!
  • New Dino: Basilosaurus!
  • New Dino: Baryonyx!
  • New Dino: Purlovia!
  • New Item: Lance (for jousting of course!), and you can now also use a Shield when Weapon-Riding (provided you are using an appropriate Weapon).
  • Third person mode, accessed by holding down the Map button and then selecting third person.
  • Additional Server Host and Single Player Settings (Deleting Save & Maximum Difficulty)
  • Major Distance Field Shadow Memory Improvements
  • Valentines Holiday Event, details here:

 

DINO SPOTLIGHT! Goon and Esme  

http://ark.gamepedia.com/Araneo

ARANEO!

Wild - LEE

 

  • Due to their aggressive temperament, the Araneomorphus will attack the survivor on sight.
  • Like most spiders, it produces webs to snare its food and uses venom to subdue them; however, rather than building elaborate webs, the Araneomorphus opts to shoot webs and spit venom at its prey.
  • They are most commonly found in large swarms deep underground.
  • Best to use bug repellent when hunting /taming them.
  • It also drops raw meat and chitin
  • Can be immobilized by :
  • Bola, Bear Trap,Plant Species Y Trap (Scorched Earth).png Plant Species Y Trap

 

 

Domesticated- ESME

 

  • It is a passive tame, Can be tamed by raw meat, but its preferred food is spoiled meat.
  • Their strange web-spraying behavior is also quite helpful while hunting fast, fleeing prey.
  • Known Information
    It fires webbing, spits venom like a lynx spider.
  • It has a poisonous bite like a myriad of spiders, and can see in the dark by sensing vibrations.
  • Araneomorphus is larger than an adult human!
  • Currently it’s kibble isn’t liked by anything

 

 

ATip from DODODEX Users . LEE

“Fun tame good for base defense. Put a few in the bird cage or tame garage. Single not very effective but 4-5 will wreck kids.”

A taming tip from a dododex user . Esme

“Make 1 foundation and put 8 walls on it making a 2 high box without a lid, drop the spider into this funnel like trap, when you see it's legs show through the trap from the outside look at them directly and you can feed it, you do not need bug repellent for this.”

SCARLET DIARIES! FOE

Dear Diary,

 

I'm back after my vacation! It was nice, but I really missed being in the real world. Well, I decided to start over with everything: dinos, bases, etc.! Since I have more experience, I started off with a bang, advancing very quickly. Now, I had a nice large raft, and am in the middle of building a nice base on herbivore island. I DID have dinos, but there was an unfortunate little mishap involving a bronto. See, I'd aggroed a bronto that was stomping through my base, and it managed to get a hit on me. Usually I have my dinos on passive, but of course this was the one exception. All my dinos attacked the bronto, and all except one stego died. Oh well, I guess it means I'll have to do a bit more taming...

 

Yours truly,

Scarlettefury

 

Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).

On banning, proofs, evidences, and why Wildcard Staff hasn't Banned that guy who you super promise was cheating.

Topic Inspired by Tuxedo badger That he found on Reddit and shared in our Discord , we all agreed it would be a great topic to talk about and info to share: Esme

 

Who wants to read? Smash (is game if no one else wants it)

Submitted to reddit  by WildcardTheRightHand

So, as always happens when we push out a major ban wave or take a major action against a tribe or tribes and player(s), there is a lot of mud-slinging about how we went about doing things and why so-and-so wasn't banned too and how we're all being paid off etc etc, so I'd like to come out and clarify some stuff for the public record.
For starters, let's talk about you being banned.
When we ban someone or someones, there's a lot that has to be taken into account. Here are some of those things:

 

  • Do we have evidence that convinces us?
  • Does that evidence live up to the standards we have set out for sufficiency?
  • What is the severity of the actions involved?
  • How likely are the people being banned to re-offend if we let them off with a warning?
  • Who is bringing us the information about these offenders?
  • Can we defend our position if we need to after issuing a ban?
  • What kind of impact are the players having on the game as a whole?

 

There's other stuff too, but I'm going to talk about all of these things, so everyone out there has a more clear picture of when and why we act.

(Esme: A more thorough explanation of each listed point is in the entire post found at the link below.)

https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/5q5o2l/on_banning_proofs_evidences_and_why_wildcard/?sort=confidence

 

Name:Foe

Input: I am glad they have a process, cause people tend to get butt hurt real quick and want people banned just for playing the game lol , yes you might get raided , yes you might get killed for no reason that's part of the friggin game if you don't have a thick skin than really find a new game . Also players think just because they can't tame certain dinosaur or build up a base quickly or have a bunch of bullets on hand that you must be cheating if you have those things . They can't believe that you might have a more efficient  method of farming or taming that you must be cheating lol

 

Name:gigabyte

Input:i think personally that some people get butthurt over “cheaters” is that 20 man tribe that builds more bullets then ww2 america unfair to you yes but maybe if you got off your lazy bums you might actually accomplish something besides filling global with lots of complaints about the unfair admin tribe. Git gud or get stomped and cry wolf on hackers

Name: Prometheus

Input: Are you tired of having your base destroyed by that cheating jerk with a rocket launcher? Are you tired of being knocked out in the woods, just to have all your stuff stolen by that hacker? Tired of those tribe spies, who so kindly joined your tribe, only to have them cheat all of your dinos right out of your Ark? Hi, I’m Prometheus, founder and president of Get the fARK over-it! A NEW 10 step program to help you get through the pain and loss of your pixel pieces! Stay tuned and you can hear some of these helpful Get the fARK over-it steps, like “Stop playing PvP and start loving single player” or “Flak that, it's just armor!”. With this 10 step program, you can STOP feeling like “I’m a diaper baby”, it can help with the loss of that beloved dino. “PTammy, ptammy!” Get the fARK over-it! We’re here to help...  

Name: Ironous Badgerous

Input: I think their process albeit seeming slow to the person convinced they are getting killed by invisible people riding invisible rexes,

Name:Lee

Input: I can’t speak on WC’s banning practices because I have no experience with them. However, I love banning jackasses. Nothing like executing justice on the thieves, cheaters and trolls out there. That’s why I stick to unofficial servers. I believe it’s the epitome of asshatery to go someplace where people are just trying to enjoy their game and be a d-bag. I’m talking about PvE of course, because PvP is the place for childish hijinks, they are expected there.

 

Name: Esme

Input: I put myself in the shoes of those making these decisions EVERY TIME they get a complaint and holy hell they must be saints. CAN YOU IMAGINE!? Well, I can imagine because I have a 3 and a 4 year old and I can imagine that they are often dealing with

10 thousand toddlers all screaming, “mommy tommy punched me and Sally poked me in the eye!”  I am sure there are plenty or legitimate complaints but Im guessing there are more cry baby whiners than legitimate complaints . I say this because LOOK AT AN GLOBAL CHAT ON A PVP SERVER! The minute someone is raided they go to Global and yell “HACK!” IM REPORTING YOU!  One guy was accusing some other guy in global this week of hacking because his character ran sideways. He did not know your character could strafe to dodge attacks. LOL Thats the sort of crap I beat they are overwhelmed with. BUT I do think one of the most important things a game can offer their community is a very proactive no nonsense banning process. A lot of the times in gaming many consumers stray away from games that have built a trolly and toxic reputation, so a good ban process helps companies and players alike imo.

Smash: u totally should have shouted, “You can hack too, just hit the freaking A and D buttons = Boom u a hacker now idiot

 

Luminin: Defo not a job I'd want. The time investment and back and forth of heresy...not to mention always being the “bad guy” regardless of the outcome, either you ban someone and they're upset or you don't and the tattle tail is upset. Plus, being a Vulcan is hard.

 

Smash: I thought it was nice of them to post their steps in an effort to enlighten the masses as to the stringent steps they take to ban for cause instead of as Esme stated, “toddlers screaming” and gave those looking for a little admin justice the needed steps to help facilitate it. However, I also like that for those extreme individuals spewing hate or whatever in global non-stop or other things he states, “so let this just be a… warning to those... who think you can carry on being giant tools… just because you're not "technically" breaking the rules. We will cut you”.

-I’m sure we’ve either experienced these ppl or heard stories of them and i’m glad this is the kind of thing that can be dealt with much ezr.

TuxedoBadger: I gotta say, I love posts by The Right Hand. They are usually more blunt and straightforward.

 

The first lesson Ark players HAVE to learn is YOU WILL LOSE EVERYTHING. Losing stuff sucks, but the more experienced players have learned that you will lose things, you will lose everything, and you have to expect it.

 

I spend a lot of time on the two main ark reddits, and I see a ton of posts demanding bans against players who may or may not be cheating. They always come with an ambiguous screenshot that the op “super promises” is evidence of cheating. This “evidence” usually doesn’t have names of the accused player, or actually show cheating.

 

Wildcard gets tons of these. For them to ban people they require solid evidence. What people think is solid evidence may not be so “solid” or even “evidence” of any wrongdoing. The playerbase has to get better at providing proof, because bans aren’t something to be taken lightly. A ban isn’t simply stopping someone from cheating, it’s taking the money and time someone has put into a game from them.

 

If they are cheating, they deserve to lose that, but if they aren’t, and are being reported because someone wants to cry “CHEATER” when they get outplayed,

Rant rant rant, etc. etc. etc.

 

Zaythar: I am a big fan of a fair playing field BUT I don’t think another player can adequately detect who is cheating/hacking and who is not. I find it infuriating when I’m playing any game and I hear another person yelling and fussing calling me a “hacker” just because I’m whipping their tail in some PVP game. Even the term “hacker” is soooo overused that it has lost its effect. In light of all this, I COMPLETELY agree with Wildcard’s Process. Those “SCRIPTERS and MODDERS” need to be cut if they are going to abuse the game. But we as players shouldn’t be the ones deciding whether they stay.

 

PSA: Hacker- “a person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data.”

(   Not everyone who cheats is a hacker :)  )

Fight me zay i got killed by a flying truck in day z i detect some cheats -giga

TIP TIME!

They're touching!!! -dibs

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Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.

_________________________________________

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?
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Name: Luminin

Type of tip or tale?: Punching Trees

Tip OR Tale: Quick recap on gathering animals and tools.

Name: gigabyte

Type of tip or tale?:tale

Tip OR Tale:dinos vs gear extinction core

Name: Teadybear

Type of tip or tale?: TIP

 

If your looking to breed build 3 feeding troughs. One with raw one with cooked and one mixed.

 

Name: Badger

Type of tip or tale?: Tale (tale of the roughed up raiders!)

Tip OR Tale: T’was the night before Valentines and I was play fallout or halo or something and i got a message on xbox live from L Dean (Deano on discord) “There’s a battle on the server!” So I make like a

Name: Esme

Type of tip or tale? FOESCIENCE

Tip OR Tale: I Started a character on one of the No Tame Official Test servers for PC and so far I can say it is different and I can see why people would like it as much as I can see why most might not. It is definitely a niche type server

The server pop is 140 players and when I was on during the day on a wednesday and Thursday there were close to 70 on and I only saw one other player from a distance.

Building:

 

  • SUPER GRINDY and storage box reliant. (in the british accent)
  • I did notice a mild increase in gathering which i think was the intent with these servers.
  • (In the night lady accent) I have made my way down the east coast from the swamp on the island and I have yet to cross by any base that is larger than 20 foundations in size and only one with spiked walls. The beach has a lot of crap shacks.
  • Boat life appears to be the way to go more so than I have seen on many other servers.
  • There seems to be more pirating going on with the boats. I hid in the bushes because I was on my way back to my hut and saw a boat swing up and guy run out and check out my hut. Steal my food out of my fire and keep going so I would recommend building off of the coast starting out. Make your way into the woods a bit more.

 

PVP:

 

  • I was never approached or ganked while playing out in the world.
  • I traveled up and down the east coast and all over herby island.
  • There does appear to be raiding taking place on this server as there was plenty of salt in global but it cracks me up watching it because I think this is the best type of server for PVP imo.
  • It really is a test of skill to PVP. You have to Gather enough people on foot to not only scout out a place let alone a group to go and attack? There's no “MY DINO IS BIGGER THAN YOURS” I'm going to come over there and eat your base with my giga!” . It really is a mind screw playing on this type of server coming off of a normal server. I keep waiting to be trolled from the sky, but NOPE!
  • The hunt for metal is more of a thing because you need to start focusing on weapons a lot faster without a handy dino to have your back.
  • I did see a lot more talk about slave trading and capturing players for CP slaves than I had on any other server so far.
  • There seemed to be more complaints of players being attacked by Argents than other players lol It was hilarious.
  • The lack of Dinos really makes you to have to beef up your combat skills in game. You will need to know how to dodge and strafe more than you may have done on a normal PVP server with dinos doing a lot of your killing.
  • I noticed people are making boats and clipping them into rocks on a raft to cut down on people getting into their stuff lol or the raft. I am seeing rafts surrounding rocks and it's very obvious that's the thing to do!

 

Other random thoughts of mine I had while playing:

 

  • I'm kind of bewildered about how this works with the center map as a lot of the metal and crystal I feel was on the top mountain peaks, without flyers that makes it really hard lol
  • I feel like there needs to be additional items added to replace the useless saddles. I think that if they keep this play style, they should definitely add different stages of hand carts / wheelbarrows. There needs to be a way that you can gather metal from a crazy place like the volcano instead of piece by piece on foot.
  • This is definitely a playstyle that would be more fun with friends to see what you can create with just your hands.
  • The grind was noticeable without the dinos for sure. I could really tell a difference without my dino to fill with mats and craft from.
  • I would love to see them clean up the engrams and add a few new fun tools and weapons and items exclusive for servers like this.
  • Crosshairs are enabled

 

-Smash: I feel like we touched on this previously, but as replacements for the saddles would you like dirt bikes, cars, speed boats the further up the tech ladder (places where dino saddles were) as a good replacement or due to the map landscapes they need to come up w/ other replacements? I do like the cart ideas those - sadly w/ PVP it seems those would be the 1st to be broken.

-Hell, thinking about it, i’m sure anything they come up w/ for saddle replacements, we’ll want in the original game - the hell w/ the new type, give us more stuff that works & fix the broken stuff.

 

Name: Smash

Type of tip or tale?; Tip

Tip OR Tale: A little building method I like to do when using the S+ mod thanks to its doors auto open/close. I like to make 2 sets of doors and this is gr8 for early game. The 1st one (the outer door) is set to auto open close, which allows u to run at it and not have to stop & open it while something is nipping at ur heels. The 2nd (the inner door) is set to manual w/ auto close. This barrier allows u to access ur base quickly while also helping keep the beast biting ur butt from biting u as u open the door. Also, it helps w/ those other moments when, said biting beast, follows u through the open door continues to snack on u along w/ ur items/dinos.

 

Name: TuxedoBadger (the superior badger)

Type of tip or tale?; Punching trees tip

Tip OR Tale: When trying to place structures, press “Q” to cycle through available snap points. Press and hold “H” to highlight dinos.

If you have issues with the game such as items not showing up, or whateves, validate your files.

 

SHOTS FIRED - giga

Name: Zaythar

Type of tip or tale?: Social Tip

Quick shoutout to the superior badger… that guy has saved my tail more times than I can count. Be nice to your neighbors (comma) kids. You never know when you’ll need their help.

Name: Prometheus

Type of tip or tale? Game Give Away!!

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade

Tip OR Tale: Everyone guess a number (77)

LAST CALL        

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Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

Luminin: Be on the lookout for some coolio things in the next couple of months! (??????) Also, the Labyrinth is complete!

 

Esme: Come and get your butt kicked by Tribesman on our Public Seasonal ! We have the Extinction core Mod, Tek bench, steam punk, Futurism, Eco Trees, Versatile rafts, and many more awesome mods!

 

Zaythar: Shout out to Holy and White!!!! They are my ABSOLUTELY AMAZING admins on our Seven Days to Die and Ark servers… it wouldn’t be possible without you two :]

 

You can also join us in game

 

My usual shout out to my girl sunni (send help she kidnapped me and forces me to record shoutouts for her)-giga

The cat?

 

Tuxedobadger: Find a group of people you love gaming with!

 

The winner is…!!! Lucky Phantasm

 

Would you rather!?:

 

  • 2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, and not over the top vulgar /explicit. etc. etc. It will not make it into the show so don't waste the time >:P
  • You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

 

 

Name:

m,Foe

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=imgres&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiolu_Bna3SAhUHJiYKHQ4ZDUgQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.homeremediesorg.com%2Fhome-remedies%2Fhow-to-get-rid-of-chiggers-on-skin-body-yard-symptoms-and-fast-treatment%2F&psig=AFQjCNHuKPLXEgW18a96UmRSs_DxSmAH_Q&ust=1488180231459894

 

https://youtu.be/KYTCyti-9GE

 

Name:

Gigabyte.  Would you rather be constantly naked or always have people watch you have sex?

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Episode 43 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode  of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is February 11,2017!
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show : Lum if no Lee (i'll be here to read it -lee)

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)

NOW intro those in our twitch chat room! :)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below:

 

Flame5135, DuckDastardly, ManicAlice, Tshx85

 

Esme : We have an itunes review to share!

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

 

TWEET TIME! Esme

Adam‏@thelilpanda
Server outage list is up-to-date: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/93249-currently-known-server-outages/ … Check here if you are having issues. We are working to get these resolved.

 

Jeremy Stieglitz ‏@arkjeremy
ARK VDAY event is coming up next week (PC AND Consoles!), including new hairstyles. Flowing Fabio hair == awesomesauce :-D

 

Jat ‏@Jatheish  14h14 hours ago
The plan is for it to start on console when the new major content is available for players, if that means it's a little late due to cert/QA

 

Jeremy Stieglitz‏@arkjeremy
Ok a little preview! Also, hair now physically reacts properly to being underwater, and even looks wet, so cool :)

 

Jat@Jatheish
Hey PlayStation Survivors. Update Version 1.10 is available for download and will resolve the Player Dedicated Issues!

 

  • Esme: Valentine's Day Event!
  • Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! The Valentine's Day event adds these additional features:
  • Dinos have a 5% chance to drop a Box of Chocolate when they mate.
  • Box of Chocolates can be used for a Full-Heal or to advance 50% of a Taming Dino's Bar
  • New Unlockable Facial & Head Hairstyles (via craftable Items), for Male & Female
  • New Unlockable "Heart" Emote
  • Servers can launch with "-vday" to get (extra): 2x Mateboost Range, 3x Mating
  • Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption
  • The event begins February 12th on PC and February 14th on console.

 

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!

 

  • Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 13th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
    1.5x Harvesting Rate
    1.5x Taming Rate
    1.5x EXP Rate
    Reminder: this 1.5x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers!(????? it isnt posted this on their site so im not sure where its posted other than his tweet lol- (Esme)
    Jat ‏@Jatheish
    Plus we'll be doing an all-week 1.5x bonus rates (which are already active) if you haven't seen.

 

 

Esme added: Willektron can read these

 

Current ARK Official Server Network Servers Version: v254.9
Upcoming Version: v255, ETA: February 20
- New Dino: Electrophorus!
- New Dino: Microraptor!
- New Dino: Ammonite!
- New Dino: Thylacoleo! https://www.howtopronounce.com/thylacoleo/
- New Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
- New Structure: Tek Power Generator
- New Structure: Tek Shield Generator
- New Structure: Tek Tileset & Tek Doors
- Four additional head hairstyles and four additional facial hairstyles, unlockable by acquiring Explorer Notes

 

Willektron - does anyone else think it’s annoying that they just move things around to different versions of the patch notes, and just pretend like it was there all along? I guess we’ve talked about this before, but the Thylacoleo and a few others were supposed to be in the last patch. I’m not complaining that they weren’t in the patch per se, because when they had the massive list of new dinos for the previous patch before, I kind of thought they were biting off more than they could chew, but, I dunno, maybe more of a notification that their plans are changing? I dunno, maybe they get less flak this way.


Current Version: v254.91
* Fixed issue with getting items with servers using HarvestHealthAmount greater than 1. Requires server update!
v254.9
* Fixed issue with client movement synchronization becoming inaccurate on servers that had long-running World Saves. Requires server update!
* Reduced client-side memory usage of 254 game assets.

- Willektron: this ought to have some beneficial side effects!
* Added "Disable Menu Transitions" Option, for power-users to navigate through menus more quickly.
-Willektron: I can see this being helpful in PVP. Or even if you need to emergency-craft in PVE for some reason, or snatch a drop before something kills you.
v254.894
* Fixed another Timer bug (i.e. Kapro jump issue). Highly recommend server update to at least this version!
* Optimized generation of large quantities of harvestable items (major performance improvements to Unofficial servers with boosted rates)
-Willektron: Heck yes!
v254.894
* Fixed Tamed Dinos not pooping at correct rates. Requires server update!
* Further improved server performance by a significant margin (~10%)
v254.89
* Fixed critical issue where some Dinos wouldn't Eat or Tame properly (timer issue fixed). Highly recommend that servers upgrade to this version!
v254.87
* Fixed build issue that was deleting foreign Dinos from savegames. All servers must upgrade to 254.87!
v254.86
* Fixed Wild Dino spawns getting crowded out by Tamed Dinos on servers
-Willektron: Woot!
* Improved server performance approximately 20% by final timer optimization and Tamed Dino optimization
-Willektron: Interested to see how this affects things.
* Reduced Armor Rating Effectiveness on Golem, Bronto, Doed, Carbo, and Quetz by 50%

* Prevented using Whip to pickup items thru walls
* Note: For servers, v254.86 has an issue that will delete foreign Dinos from savegames. All servers must upgrade to v254.87 to avoid this is

DINO SPOTLIGHT WITH ESME AND GOON!

Ankylosaurus :

Esme:

In the Wild - It will not attack you unless you hit it first, and knock down thatch, wood, and adobe walls, and it can be carried by a quetz or wyvern

Goon

Tamed - favorite kibble is Dilophosaur kibble, while Ankylosaurus kibble is preferred by Carno.

Utility - Gathers berries and anything you would use a pick for gathering (metal, flint, obsidian, crystal, oil, and thatch) Pump up the Melee and weight for better gathering.

Zaythar Addition: Also gathers rare mushrooms with more efficiency from crystal nodes

 

Crew: add your comments for each topic below as you have them:)

 

ARK Digest!

Survivor Read by Foe (F) or Smash (S)

Goon Reads Jeremy (the quoted areas)

Here is our 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!

(S) Survivor, GamerPefection asks, “Will we get Bionic Dodos?”

 Quote
Can neither confirm, nor deny ;)

(W) Survivor, Mendoza asks, “Could we get very rare resource drops that are worth say 10x more than the normal resources... Example -- Rare Metal Ore - That can be smelted down to make Fine Grade Metal Ingots...  This kind of rare resources and others like Fine Wood, Rare Pearls, Quality Stone, etc, would open up a new economy for trade and also allow for the building of High End Mastercraft Gear which can't fit in the slots provided by crafting stations. Being 10x more valuable, interchangeable with normal resources and stacks the same as the average like resources -- rare resources could also open up the possibility of being able to craft slightly better quality gear the more "quality resources" used to make said item.”

 Quote
That’s an interesting concept; I’ll meditate on it. I’ve been wary of doing such a system for concern that having super-rare resources might lead to players being shut-out of them, but perhaps if they’re optional it would not be too much of an imposition.

INSTEAD OF THE PURPLE AREA PUT IT UNDER THE BLACK SORRY LOL -esme You know like we are :)

 

Willektron - I’m...not sure how I feel about this. Depends on how it’s implemented, I guess. Thoughts?

Smash: i like the idea, but yeah the implementation is key.
Goon - element?

 

(F) Survivor, Deaner asks, “According to the explorer notes, the characters in the story could understand each other through the use of the arm implant. So why is it that we cannot understand their notes through the use of the arm implant?”

 Quote
The implant only affects spoken language, not written words.

Badger- i’ve wondered about this. satisfactory answer

Smash: makes me think of star trek’s universal translator for audio vs read languages

ESME: we should have a way in game to decode this

There is a way lol learn latin ect-giga NO put

-Smash: idea - stones, plates or something buried in caves

 

(W) Survivor Mendoza also asks, “Will you be considering fully random locations for above ground beacon drops each time they drop and change the collision detection so they don't go through building structures?”

 Quote
Yeah, that’s a worthwhile change I will likely do in the near future, possibly for the next Major Version update.

 

Willektron - I like this idea. Should solve a lot of issues. Could introduce others as well, though.

+
(S) Survivor, JNS asks, “Would you guys ever consider making the Achatina shoulder mates? Like the Mesopithecus?”

 Quote
Achatina are too big for that! Maybe the Troodon though ;)

(F) Survivor, jazzop asks, “Since we can hold down the attack buttons for melee weapons, could we hold down the attack buttons whilst mounted as it has no difference apart from preference and does not allow any advantages in PvP? It would be much appreciated as long play sessions farming for breeding can be arduous”

 Quote
Yes, I’ll try to get this change in there soon.

(W) Survivor, HighFlyer15 asks, “In a recent digest you said you weren't going to add a hunger meter to the Carnivores, does this mean you'll be leaving other AI immersion implementations out as well or will we still see herds, packs of raptors hunting and less of the hundreds of lonely animals stomping about like they're lost?”


 Quote
We do plan to an AI refinement pass in the coming weeks for their core idle behaviour tree.

 

Willektron - Seems like this might make it more of a challenge to tame some herbivores, especially some of the ones that retaliate when attacked. I like it.

Smash: agreed, plenty of ppl have mentioned wanting this and not just those from CRR - it will make the immersion and fun/danger more enjoyable.

(S) Survivor, guitar2117 asks, “I was wondering about difficulty settings on player dedicated servers. PC has been able to alter the difficulty to above 4.0 for awhile, and just wondering when console will be able too? At least making it 5.0 would be nice. Thank you for your time!“

 Quote
That’ll be in the upcoming console update!
Badger-YES!!!!!!!!


(F) Survivor, NordheimTheMad asks, “Is the piranha still planned to be tamable or has the idea been scrapped? If so will there be a way to transport tamed fish to another body of water without killing them, something like an aquarium or bucket?”


 Quote
We plan to add a way to transport fish (wild or otherwise). After we have that, we’ll see about whether the Piranha should be tame-able, or whether it’s more interesting to just have them always eat anything they can get their jaws-on!

 

Smash: i still want to have a moat or water traps filled w/ tamed fishy killers.
Esme: I want a way to move fishhhhhhhies

(S) Survivor, Dinoslayer84 asks, “Could you add the dimetrodon to Scorched Earth? It's one of those creatures that I feel belong in the desert. It will also b[e] pretty cool to have a creature from a real-life desert in the ARK's desert.”

 Quote
Yeah, I’ll do that.

 

Smash: having a bio-AC unit as an option is A-okay in my explorer notes

(F) Survivor, Skuf also asks, “The Radio item is severely underused because of third party applications, and could use some buffing to give players an incentive to use it. Perhaps showing the talking player's general direction, similar to transponder nodes?”

 Quote
Sure, I’ll make it ping the talker location on the screen to give it extra usefulness.

Smash: i like the added benefit, but i kind of want the option to deactivate it.

Unknown - Has anyone used the radio?

Smash - yep, it was for full map conversation instead of being within earshot and an alternative to 3rd-party apps.

 

(S) Survivor, Skuf also asks, “The possibility to pin lock storage boxes or vaults while Structures Ownership is set to Tribe would be amazing. This way we can finally have personal lockers without everyone being able to access them, or without setting Structure Ownership to Personal.”

 Quote
Sure, I’ll get FORCE-on-Tribe PIN locking added to the next Major Version update.
Badger-i love this idea, now i don’t need to set rank specific boxes


(W) Survivor, Scuf also asks, “The Silencer weapon attachment could use some buffing, perhaps hiding the name of the player that killed you from the kill message or the tribe log?”

 Quote
Indeed I will have it hide the kill message entirely from the screen (for the victims), but not from their Tribe Log. Thus making Stealth Assaults more viable in real-time, but ultimately, you still need to know who took you out in the long-run.

 

Willektron - Do you, though? Seems like if someone can be sneaky enough to snipe you with a silencer and get away without being seen or caught, they should be anonymous. I think that would make for more realistic PVP interactions. I don’t play PVP, though, so does anyone else have thoughts on this?

Smash: i’m kind of 50/50 on this. I like the idea of being a complete stealth killer but i also would like to know who stealth killed me so i can seek revenge. Oh, the choices.
YASSSSS SNIPER ELITE ARK-giga

Goon - not the name zzzzzz

(F) Survivor, Fluqsi asks, “Will there ever be support for c++ programming?”

 Quote
Alas not, but we are currently investigating use of Mono C# as an alternative to Blueprint scripting, so we’ll see how that goes.

(S) Survivor, JokersFinest asks, “Will the titanaboa ever be tameable?”

 Quote
Yep, it will!

 

Smash: i know ppl want this, but has it ever been determined what benefits this beast brings? Any special moves/attributes/abilities or is it just a giant topor ridable snake? Anyone know? If not, maybe that could have been part 2 of this question. Is there something special you want the snake to do? Climb steeper inclines like the goat? Coil attacks? Just bite things real good? Granted, we may have covered this enough, but i can’t remember right now.

 

How do you ride a snake.-gigabyte

Smash: u give it a big ole hug and hold on for dear life

Badger-will be role playing voldemort :)

Smash-LOL

 

(F) Survivor, BlackWolfVillage asks, “Can we get special admin commands to summon supply drops/spawn dinos at exact coordinates, rather than at the admin using the command? Personally I feel this will make it so admins can host events and map out coordinates ahead of time like a dungeon master and set up events surrounding them. Or even automate summoning of more supply crates in caves than is currently default.”

 Quote
Yes I’ll add that, but note those coordinates will be XYZ world coordinates, not “ARK” Coordinates -- so get your conversion calculator handy.
ESME : BLAH BLAH I HAVE a thing to say


(W) Survivor, Brybry asks, “Will unofficial servers ever get an option to disallow steam” family share accounts in the same way that officials do?"

 Quote
Err sure, I suppose we can add that if you want!

 

Willektron - Why? Just why do you even need this? I guess I can kind of see this, but still...
Little brother trolling a server maybe? - giga lol totally forgot to mention this.
Goon ?

Theo in chat has

 

(S) Survivor, Wolf Angelus asks, “What happened to the option to completely remove collision checks?”

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I’ll get it into v255, thanks for hanging in there!

(F) Survivor, Wolf Angelus also asks, “Can we get an option (Again for singleplayer at the very least) to remove the "Maximum Custom Paintable Structures Nearby" limits? Limitations on creativity is a killjoy, especially when playing alone where stability should be our own judgement call. ”

 Quote
Sure, I’ll make that a server-configurable option in v255.

(W) Survivor, CyanicEmber asks, “Can we get a "Stay Grounded" option for fliers that can attack while landed such as the Wyvern, Pelagornis, etc...? Also perhaps an option to leave them grounded to follow us”

 Quote
Yeah, I’ll add a “Stay Grounded” option.

 

Willektron: THANK YOU.

Smash: this should help especially when u accidently leave them on low or lowest follow so they sling themselves around u like their stuck in your gravitational orbit
WHY ISNT THIS A THING -GIGA

Smash - so true

(S) Survivor, plantmanzetsu asks, “Just curious when we will see an option to wipe a single player map on Xbox One?”

 Quote
I’ll try to get that into February's console version update!

Badger-THankYou!

(W) Survivor, Neizan asks, “Can you add an option to avoid buildings on spawn points of the map? Please.”

Quote
Presuming you’re referring to PLAYER spawn points, yeah I’ll go ahead and add a radial-check server configurable value to prevent building structures within a distance of all player spawnpoints.

 

Willektron: You’d think they’d have thought of this before.

(F) Survivor, Neizan also asks, “Currently, when people starts farming with Bronto/Titano the servers have a lot of lag, some chance to reduce this server lag when people farm with Brontos or similar?”

 Quote
Yes, I’ll be further reducing the stalls associated with that.

(S) Survivor, iSpeZz asks, “Would it be possible to give us modders the ability to take rafts out of the water by adding a bool if in water or not in water??”

 Quote
Sure, I’ll look into that, shouldn’t be too difficult.

 

Smash: i’ll be curious see how this gets used since i’ve enjoyed several of iSpezz’s mods, especially the steampunk one.

(F - master of the poop) Survivor, PapaRoro asks, “ gotta talk about poop for a minute. This is just the best survival/sandbox game I've ever played. So much work has gone into making it a completely immersive experience. For this reason I have to ask, "Why are you guys not tapping into your poop potential?". It's very clear to the hard-core ark fanatics such as myself that poop has always been fundamental to the infrastructure of this game. So why does your poop depth end at: Human, Small, Medium, Large, Massive and eventually Fertilizer? Why is it that carnivores have hard vegetarian rabbit-shaped balls of disappointment instead of a massive sloppy pile of chunky mud? Or maybe a glorious omnivorous brown log of Majesty? Wouldn't it make sense to have carnivore, herbivore and omnivore diets make different poops with different properties? What if in the raising of a crop from seedling to fruiting, it goes through phases where it can get boosts by using "Carnivore Fertilizer" like a plant's equivalent to imprinting bonuses?”

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‘Cause there’s only so much time we can spend thinking about poop before we feel ill :-P

Im concerned about the guy who wants to harvest a “massive sloppy pile of chunky mud” -giga
Esme: hahahahahahhaaaaa stuff

 

(S) Survivor, PapaRoro also asks, “Can we have the various berry plants have a greater aesthetic variety? When I go in my greenhouse, I'd love to see a forest of different plants. That is all for now.”

 Quote
Yes, I plan to do a plant/farming pass shortly.

(W) Survivor, StationOG asks, “Love the whistle groups & ignore group whistles but the problem at the moment is that if u have a tame set to ignore group whistle and it's on neutral and gets attacked it will not heed any of your calls. Can we get a key for passive so we can aim at the tame? Much like the "Y" and "T" keys to issue an order to an individual dino.”

 Quote
Yep, I’ll add a whistle key to Toggle Passive or Aggressive on a Dino.

 

Willektron - I’ve wanted this for a while, so this will be nice. Not sure where they will put the keybinding, though…

Smash: as long as its not another wheel inside a while like the hide hat on the inside of the emote wheel it will probably be ok

(F) Survivor, Mendoza asks, “Could we get a turret option for spiders so they can act as base defences? -- They could shoot a web bola rather than a slow debuff in turret mode...(Idea from TimeSpiral)”

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Yes I’ll ultimately be adding a turret mode to all the projectile-throwing creatures.

 

Smash: lol so  much webbing going to be flying through the air after this.

DO I SMELL ARK TOWER DEFENSE EVOLVED.-GIGABYTE

Smash: /nod

(S) Survivor, GuiterRocket1 asks, “Are there any plans for new farming/cooking mechanics or new plants/seeds to be implemented before the full release?”

 Quote
Yes, I have a plant-specialization pass planned for next month.

 

Smash: will this also be where the plants get placed in certain biomes/areas?

(F) Survivor, Dustiest-Ninja asks, “Are you a relative of the famous Alfred Stieglitz of the Stieglitz and Stiegen photographic art museum?”

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Indeed I am, he’s a cousin of my grandfather. His photos of American immigrants in the early 20th century are wonderful!

(S) Survivor, Jamagh asks, “Will we ever get the option to ignore other players, either through their steam profile or character name? I have encountered some really noxious people and seeing them talking in chat, insulting everyone really affects my game play. Especially when other people are trying to get info about things.”

 Quote
Yeah, I’ll add an Ignore-communication system to the PC version (as console has).

 

Smash: I’m actually surprised this wasn’t added sooner.

(F) Survivor, Shrekasaurus asks, “Will you put ARK on the Switch?”

 Quote
We don’t have any current plans for the Nintendo Switch, though I will be closely watching how that console does in its launch.

Why why is this needed on the switch.-giga


(S) Survivor, SapphiraTigress asks, “Will we ever get an option to stop dinos from looking at us? Getting a tad tired of me getting stuck on a gigas(insert dino here) head because it keeps looking at me lol. Also, will we ever get a "take half" option from inventories? Most times I'm able to carry a lot, but to take half is perfect for most of my over encumbrance problems!!”

 Quote
I’ll make it so that Dinos will automatically not try to look at someone who is standing on them, and we’ll see how that goes as a start. Yeah, a “take-half from remote inventory” should be easily do-able too.

 

Smash: man them always looking at me or blocking me has gotten annoying so this will be nice.

(F) Survivor, JohnHinde also asks, “My final question. In one of my previous suggestions for the game I was wondering about the prospect of using fire as a weapon as it has been since the dawn of time. (Sun Tzu's Art of War even has a whole section dedicated to it). So my question is will fire play a bigger role in the future? It would be interesting if:
       A. Dinos feared it.
       B. It was able to spread to some nearby plants. (Similar to Far Cry 4. Not burn down the entire forest, but capable of burning a small area and destroying the bushes and trees in said area. Would make war a lot more interesting.)”

 Quote
I’ll certainly go ahead make Fire lower a Dino’s threshold to Flee. As for it demolishing nearby plants, the issue with that right now is the performance cost associated with calculating that in such a dense multiplayer game. But I’ll give that a further analysis as well.

Smash: so we’ll also be able to use bonfires and standing torches as dino deterrents, i like this.

 

(S)Survivor, Jacknadolottosinkypoopoo  also asks, “ Is the host esmeraldasky related to the famous painter who painted with her nose from the early 1700 hundreds named Fesmeraldasky?

HOLY HELL HOW DO U PRONOUNCE THISNAME?

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Esme: Why yes! It is! Are you referring to the most famous painter of pebbles from the early 1600’s who shaped how we look at rock shadows and majestic brown logs of goodness? Then yes ! You are correct!
PLANTED QUESTION -GIGA

Smash: ROFL - such a plant

LAST CALL        

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Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

Lee- So, you still cannot bring a wyvern egg from scorched to a non SE server and hatch it at level, even with TR mod. The egg showed level 150 when I put it in the ob. on SE and it continued to show lvl 150 when I took it out on the Center and the whole time it was incubating. As soon as it hatched however, the baby was lvl 1.

 

Zaythar: Tweet questions/predictions @TheRealZaythar to be covered in the next podcast!

 

Prometheus - Game Giveaway! Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade

Esme: You can join ussssssss

CRAZY FUNNY NEWS STORY!

 

  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, and not over the top vulgar /explicit. etc. etc. It will not make it into the show so don't waste the time >:P
  • You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL

 

Name: Lee

News story:

https://thevalleyreport.com/2016/02/13/florida-man-dies-in-meth-lab-explosion-after-lighting-farts-on-fire/

 

Smash: the title alone is just LOL-able / the fact that the wife is suing chipotle is just absurd /shakes head

http://nedhardy.com/2013/05/20/19-of-the-funniest-news-headlines-of-all-time/ -giga

A bunch of newspaper front pages

 

Badger- http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/12/the-great-molasses-flood-that-swallowed-boston.htm

Smash: The game developer that created The Flame in the Flood game took their name from this disaster. They called themselves The Molasses Flood

 

Esme: I have one :) http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/02/10/Illinois-lawmakers-designate-October-Zombie-Preparedness-Month/4841486754593/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=5

 

Zaythar: ONE MORE LAST CALL:

http://www.pcgamer.com/frigid-survival-game-impact-winter-is-coming-in-april/?utm_content=bufferceb5e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer-pcgamertw

http://www.hornady.com/ammunition/zombiemax

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Episode #4  of Rated Extra #4 : Rated Exiles Edition : Conan Exiles Edition!

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode of Rated Extra ! The show where we talk about Ark or the Other games we are playing! Today we are talking about Conan Exiles!

 

  • Today is  February 8, 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show :Quicksilver

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)

*****As the Wheel Turns!******Conan Exiles News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

About Conan Exiles:

 

  • It is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian!
  • We are in PC Early Access that started  January 31st 2017.
  • Xbox One Game Preview Spring 2017.
  • According to Top Conan Servers https://topconanservers.com/ there are over 12 thousand exile servers and over 16 thousand players in cocna atm.

 

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

Esme :

Latest patch notes even though they are being released daily I have included the link for the patch notes here : http://store.steampowered.com/news/externalpost/steam_community_announcements/75835794571151107

And they are :

Patch 08.02.2017
FEBRUARY 8 -

They want to remind us that we need to restart your games and servers to make sure they receive the latest update to the game.

 

  • Steam Connect and passwords should be working properly again. Which should help with services such as www.topconanservers.com
  • You will now be able to change filters on the server browser while the list is refreshing
  • The crafting bug involving duped phantom items should now be fixed (Praise Crom!)
  • Thralls will no longer attack unconscious NPCs
  • After a few turns on the wheel of pain the server browser has promised to stop brutalizing network adaptors.

 

Conan Exiles: Exposed Server Settings Guide

 

  • Crafting Speed Multipliers registering backwards atm:

 

 

  • Easter Egg Shared on Reddit!

 

 

  • Handy Exiles Map

 

 

Felloon:

 

  • Official servers stress test around 8:30 AM Mountain time they where all offline when I checked about 2 hours later.
  • 3 PvP servers in North America.
  • I followed the links Funcom posted on twitter and a special notice at the top of the screen said “The recent patch has broke the STEAM CONNECT feature”

 

Grue:

(Im adding this for you to read! LOL _esme)

From the Conan Dev Blog:

 

 

  • A world full of enemies
    The Exiled Lands have become the home of many peoples. Most of them have formed factions which lay claim to vital parts of the land. It is among these groups you must capture your thralls.
  • The most unorganized and poorly equipped are camps of exiles which live near the great southern river. These poor souls will often not even have weapons and will be the easiest to capture, but their power as thralls will also be limited.

 

 

 

  • A bit further north, into the arid and rocky landscape above the river, you find the Darfari cannibals. These Yog worshippers are quite well equipped, but their weapons are mostly primitive.

 

 

 

  • The Black Hand, a band of exiled pirates, lay claim to most of the lands to the east. Their capital is a massive rock formation which they have shaped and decorated into a huge landlocked pirate ship. This dangerous group includes a host of nationalities and most of their number wield fearsome weapons.

 

 

 

  • To the north, below the highlands and tall mountains, you will find the brutal Dogs of the Desert. These bandits are strong and feral, with a hidden secret which you must discover.

 

 

 

  • The strongest faction in the Exiled Lands are the Relic hunters. They have built a large and sprawling city to the north west. They dig for powerful artifacts and ancient secrets in the cursed ruins of the area. Their city is well defended with well trained and equipped guards.

 

Zaythar: Conan Exiles released to the pirating masses! (accidentally of course)

 

 

  • Conan uses a DRM called Denuvo
  • DRM (via Google-search) : Digital rights management (DRM) is a systematic approach to copyright protection for digital media. The purpose of DRM is to prevent unauthorized redistribution of digital media and restrict the ways consumers can copy content they've purchased.

 

    • DRM is important for a publisher’s profits as it protects their software from being re-distributed as free (or even as paid, without the profits going to the publisher)
    • Fun Fact: CD Projekt Red decided not to use DRM in their latest installment in the Witcher series.
  • One of Conan’s recently released patches missed one valuable thing: DRM! According to the TechDirt.com:
  • Now any other company would freak out about this...but not Funcom. Whether they see this as an opportunity to bring in more players or just to look good to the fans, their response was nothing short of awesome.

 

  • DISCUSS!!
  • Apparently the Devs want to release a castration mechanic?
  • “In addition we really want you to be able to harvest the heads of your foes and stick them on spikes outside and around your bases. Maybe even at some point...castration.”

 

TIP TIME!

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Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.

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Name: Grue

Type of tip or tale: Building tip! ESME IS PEEEEEING BRB

Tip OR Tale: Unlike Ark, foundations are variable height. This not only means that you can build across uneven ground, but that you can use foundations to replace other building pieces. Foundations are the same height as wall segments and they stack, so you can do things like make a camp wall from fence foundations stacked as high as you like. I top mine with fences and get a pretty nice looking wall that can snap right onto a gateway with no issues. I also use normal foundations to help me align stairs the way I want them. Stairs are a little buggy right now in that they won’t snap where you expect them to (though this has improved in recent patches). They will, however, almost always snap to a foundation. Use foundations wisely...they’re your friends in this game.

Name: Felloon

Type of tip or tale: new PVE player (Thrall tames - which one first ?)

Tip OR Tale: Depends on your goal but taming a Task Master first will make all your subsequent tames progress much faster otherwise if you want to dive into the caves right away tame a Dancer, it's the only way to remove corruption. Corruption reduces your health and stamina pool.

Name: Esme:

Type of tip or tale: New player tips because I am still a new player!

Tip OR Tale:

 

  • From my experience, I liked spawning in the south zone and running into the center of the map to find water asap as you will die of thirst sooner or later if you do not.
  • Just like we are used to in ark you can craft a fiber mat to spawn in when you die, but you have to activate it. I did not know this when I made it and I died and found out the hard way lol
  • When you are new and have no access to weapons, It can be hard to get food by lethal force!
  • The first food source I found spawning in the desert I located but running around and looking at the ground using my E key and gather rock, plant fiber and insects. Insects can satiate your hunger but not for very long.
  • Grubs in the grassland can hold your hunger at bay for a bit longer. They are normal in the grassy areas near the water and on the ground.
  • You can also rob little turtle people eggs out of nests that will hold your hunger off pretty well! You better be ready to run if the nests are guarded because the turtle guards will begin chasing you!

 

Name: Quicksilver

Type of tip or tale?: Admin of Conan

Tip OR Tale: So I have my own Conan server and being an admin has been interesting.  The admin commands are far and few between of what ark has. Although with that said the UI is alot better for admins in that you can change alot of server settings on the fly without shutting the server down so it makes it easier for when things need to be adjusted.  I am hoping in the near future they will add more useful commands like giveallstructure command and such. Also as a side note Do Not Use the Yellow lotus potion see here http://steamcommunity.com/app/440900/discussions/0/133256080238818071/

Name: Zaythar

Type of tip or tale?; Tip

Tip OR Tale: Pillars are finnicky to place! If you are trying to place pillars under a ceiling to extend your roof/floor out, place the pillars on top of your ceilings (in the center) first, then go up under and snap your pillars to the bottom of the top pillar. Resources may be wasted, but time will be saved! Also, you are able to fit two ceilings between each pillar section. More room for those chests! Pro Tip: SPOILED MEAT WEIGHS A LOT….LIKE, A LOT A LOT

LAST CALL        

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Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!

You can join our gaming group at : https://www.anook.com/topic/5897 or find it on twitter @CRRGamingGroup where there is a link and also at RatedArk.podbean.com.

 

We have our Conan server up . It is password protected for now. The rates are increased to 20x to allow us to rebuild after the Early Access Rollbacks we have had happen more than we can count .

 

We also  have a Terraria server run by our CRR Prometheus for CRR Members!

 

Our Ark servers are back up and in business after waiting for the Dev Kit ! Join our Public Seasonal PVEPVP Server here! https://server.nitrado.net/usa/s/CrossRealmRebellion

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Would You Rather:

Esme : Would you rather? SHHHHHHH its a secret! Lol

WYR

Have a  two mouths. One located in its normal place that you talk out of and one located in your forehead where you eat out of.

 

OR

 

have both of Your hands turn into a talking fists whenever you or anyone talked around you? They would mock whatever they hear and fight with everyone including themselves the entire time any conversation or speaking is taking place.

Zaythar

Would you rather poop your pants or pee your pants in a public place?

Intro includes Clips from the Conan Exiles Trailer by FUNCOM and music for all intros is by INCOMPUTECH 

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Episode 42  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 42 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

  • Today is 2/4/ 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com

 

Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show : Willektron

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)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below:

XmPOLO  Vikkan  Kash  Kamikaze-G Stick  Snowflake Grue LNDX NiJ darx614 Syncronocity SSBJEZI Mr-Jezi

 

Listener email! Who wants to read? Goon said he would

I wanted to share my introduction to Troodons...

After a hiatus and not paying much attention to the latest patches, I decided to dive back in with my solo survivor on an official PVP server.  I was getting a good start on my new base.  Had the inner shell up, was able to get some metal for tools and a new crossbow!

It was night and I really needed the materials to continue my build so I decided to do some night resource gathering.  Server pop was low and I was in an easy start location and had cleared out the area of dinos earlier so I figured no problem.  So I thought.

Suddenly glowing eyes!  I am being attacked, and in less than a second was dead... a low-level troodon, what is that?  No matter, I was desperate and needed those tools!  I can no doubt kite a low-level dino and collect my goods.  After three exhausting attempts, I gave up.  Mind you, I never saw the assailant except for those glowing eyes!

In the morning I needed to collect more metal from across the river to replace my gear.  

Wait, small beach dino... is that a troodon?  That little thing is what killed me over and over?  Wanting my revenge, I approach.  To my surprise, it doesn't attack.  Huh, must be night time aggressive.  I decided to move on as metal and hide were more important at this moment, revenge can wait.

No sooner did I decide to move on and dusk hit... seriously it was still light when suddenly, glowing eyes and it rushes me!  I ran in panic and could not put any distance between us.  Torpor kicks in and I am down.  In the haze I see it running back and forth and but it's not hitting me.  I wake up to run again... rinse and repeat three times!

I make it to the river with torpor kicking in.  Can I make it across?  will it follow me?
I pass out in the middle of the river.  Surprisingly I sink to the bottom, but my oxygen does not deplete before torpor wears off.  Troodon nowhere in sight, I sprint as fast as I can back to base to lick my wounds and hope I never run into another of my new nemesis... TROODON. [END]
The podcast is awesome.  You guys are a ton of fun to listen to.

MaverickG

 

Scarlet Diaries! FOE

Dear Diary,

 

This entry is a tribute to my poor dino Rocky. Rocky was a gorgeous male diplodocus to whom I was very attached. I had tamed him little while ago, and he was the first of his kind I've ever tamed. Well, I needed to transport Rocky, and I didn't have a saddle, or the resources for one. I tried to get him on a raft, but Rocky apparently hated rafts, so he wouldn't get on. I was forced to go across land, riding a pteranodon with Rocky following behind me. It went fine at first, since the only wild dinos I saw were trikes, stegos and parasaurs. Then, of course, disaster struck. Two mate-boosted raptors started attacking Rocky, and he couldn't fight back. It was a quick fight, and I could do nothing. I saw my poor diplodocus crumpled on the ground, his dead eyes staring straight ahead. May Rocky rest in peace.

 

Yours truly,

Scarlettefury

Dino Spotlight : Esme & Goon

 

ESME: Allosaurus - Carnivore that most times can be found in groups of 3 or more with one being an Alpha (distinguished by it’s glowing back)

- Best tamed by killing the non-alphas first

- Tamed with all meats and Diplodocus Kibble

 

GOON: Advantages of Allosaurus

- If your have a group of 3 or more tamed, the highest level will become an Alpha, which will give them a 50% increase damage, a 25% reduction in damage taken, and a new attack and a bleed effect that will last 6 seconds (I think),

- The ability to roar with (default) c key, when alpha roars all of them roar

- the eggs are used for kibble for taming Tapejara

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)

 

***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

Esme: Tweet Time!

Jeremy Stieglitz
‏@arkjeremy
Allosaurus spawning glitch is finally fixed in PC Monday's ARK v254, & will also be deployed in a server-side PS4/Xbox One update on Monday!

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/825324879255846912

Jeremy Stieglitz
‏@arkjeremy REPLIED to @CoreyN11388 @survivetheark I'll be getting the DevKit out this weekend, should be on Saturday :) (which is today)

https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/827659873441693700


‏@survivetheark
Don't forget to try out our new 140 Player PC Servers! [NoTamingExperiment]
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/community-crunch-82-and-ark-digest-46-r393/ https://twitter.com/survivetheark/status/827937546269253633

‏@survivetheark
Xbox Spotlight Sale: ARK Survival Evolved (50%) + Scorched Earth (25%)  available at a discount for Gold Members!
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/p/ark-survival-evolved-game-preview/bnblc4zgfnkb …