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Season 2  Episode 7 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 7 of Rated Ark: Pix Ark Edition !

Today is April 6, 2018

 

  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!

 

 

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)

Tell who you are and how many hours you have in the game so far :)

Blue

What is PixArk?

Pix Ark Describes itself on steam as a vast, wild world filled with vicious dinosaurs, magical creatures and endless adventure! To survive in this mysterious land, you must tame creatures both ferocious and cuddly, craft high tech and magical tools, and build your own base out of cubes.
With a robust character creator, an infinite number of voxel based maps and procedurally generated quests, your PixARK adventure will be completely unique. Team up with friends to form a tribe, or play on your own. Spend your time building a towering fortress or go on a quest in a sprawling cavern. Fly on the back of a dragon and smite your enemies with a magic wand, or ride a mighty T-Rex and blast your foes with a rocket launcher. In the world of PixARK, how you play is up to you – as long as you survive!

Felloon

What specs do you need to run it?
MINIMUM:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
DirectX: Version 10
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 15 GB available space
Additional Notes: Requires broadband internet connection for multiplayer

 

LOOT DROP!

Esme: I asked on Social Media:  If you have been Pix Ark, let us know what you think so far!

Tim Barrett@AshTag1658 Loving it! But they could adjust the damage numbers a bit.. I just hit level 50 and still can’t kill any carnivores.

 

Yeah, I’m on a private server with some friends but a lot of the server setting buffs don’t seem to take effect (xp gains, harvesting, etc...) about the only server setting I’ve noticed working is the time of day.. but we haven’t fiddled with Dino damage yet

 

I chalked up the lack of sliders to early access.. and we have a Nitrado server too.. we learned our lesson with Ark and have only played on our own private servers ever since Scorched Earth came out

 

Darkon Vail@DarkonVail
I've enjoyed it so far, would like to see a dedicated server download on Steam though. My biggest complaint is the movement feels horrible. Needs to be closer to minecraft in jumping/moving ability.

 

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

LUMININ

Latest Patch Notes:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/593600

PixARK Update 4/6 - Patch Notes
APRIL 6 - SNAILGAMESUSA
Version 1.7
4/6/18 - 02:00 AM Pacific Time

 

Dear Explorers, we're working on improving the game play experience based on feedback from the community. We are still working on lots of fixes and will be optimizing the experience overall. Hang tight!

 

  • Added German language setting. Needs community improvement.
  • Made stronger scroll summoned Zombies, Skeletons and Plague effects.
  • Adjusted Player vs Player melee effectiveness.
  • Added respawn option in ESC menu.
  • Can now see creature level via creature scanner.
  • Spring Chitin Shoes reduce fall damage now.
  • Smoke from the Smelter has been reduced in height it rises.

    Fixed

  • Resolved issue with rocket launcher's damage value not being correct.
  • Resolved issue with wild mushroom's damage value not being correct.
  • Resolved issue with items not decaying properly in workstations.
  • Resolved issue with item loss when dying on a mount.
  • Resolved issue with industrial smelter placement.
  • Resolved issue with Steam Achievements
  • Resolved issue with Soil Privilege Marker upper limits calculation.
  • Resolved issue with Spring Chitin Shoes unable to be created on the fabricator.
  • Resolved issue with characters being stuck in terrain sometimes.
  • Resolved issue with the Copper Kettle unable to be used water tap.
  • Resolved shining wand effect issue.

 

 

Don't Explore Alone Community Event!
APRIL 5- SG_AECH


Criikette

Hello Explorers!

PixARK released into Early Access last week with a bang, and we’d like to thank everyone for the massive support that we’ve gotten since then. Now that all of our Explorers have been able to get out into the ARK, we feel it’s time for our very first PixARK Community Event! We’ll be having these events regularly, and each event will have different requirements for participation.

For this event, we’re looking for Explorers to show us the most daring adventure they’ve had, with their closest portable friend! Submit a screenshot or GIF of your Explorer in either a dangerous or scenic location with a shoulder tame that is either keeping your company or providing moral support. All submissions should be sent to:

pixark.community@snailgamesusa.com

Please include your *full* server name, the region and the number if you’re on an official server, as well as a link to your Steam profile along with your submission.

Submissions Timeline
This community event will start today, Thursday, 4/5, and go until Friday, 4/13.
Three winners will be chosen by the PixARK Community Team, and one winner will be chosen by the community!
A community vote will be held on Steam Monday, 4/16.
All four winners will be announced on Tuesday, 4/17 on Steam.
Each winner will be provided an additional PixARK Steam Game Key!
We’re really excited to see all of the amazing locations, and daring situations that each Explorer has found themselves in recently. Any additional questions or concerns about the event can be sent to the same submissions email posted above! Good luck Explorers!

-PixARK Community Team

 

GOON

Explorer's Guide: PixARK Creatures #1
MARCH 16
Hello Explorers, and welcome to the Explorer’s Guide to Pixark Creatures #1!
Let’s take a look at some of the creatures you will be facing in the world of PixARK.

Dodo
The Dodo can be found in Novice Prairies and Grasslands. These silly birds don’t offer much in the form of defense or offense. It’s almost as though they were designed for beginner Explorers in mind…


CRIIKETTE

Zombie
Zombies would like nothing more than to feast on Explorer brains. Fortunately, some basic weapons and armor will allow you to handle these foes. However, be warned: they can only be found in the Dark Forest zone, which harbors even more danger than just the undead.


BLUE

Raptor
Move over lions; the Raptor is the king of the jungle in PixARK! Raptors are fast, hard-hitting, and relentless. You had better hope you have a combination of ranged firepower and armor if you want to survive an attack by just one of these predators.

Esme

Explorer’s Guide: PixARK Creatures #2
APRIL 6
Hello Explorers, and welcome to Explorer’s Guide to Pixark Creatures #2!
Today were taking a look at some of the desert creatures you’ll encounter in PixARK

Terror Bird
The Terror Bird is a fast, aggressive creature with a ferocious bite. You can try to run, but chances are you won't get far. The Terror Birds wings may not seem mighty, but it allows this bird of prey to leap longer distances than one might think. This makes the Terror Bird a good tame for scouting if you can capture one.

Luminin

Dung Beetle
Dung beetles are small but deadly. Once they’ve noticed you they will begin to use their circling tactic and then strike. If a Dung Beetle bites you too many times your torpor will increase. If it is raised too high, it will leave you in an unconscious state! Be careful if you fight a Dung Beetle, these nasty bugs will alert nearby beetles causing a swarm before you can react.

Felloon

Emperor Scorpion
Like the Terror Bird, the Emperor Scorpion is also an aggressive creature. They may not have the speed of a Terror Bird, but they are much harder to kill in combat. Watch out for their deadly pinchers and stinger! If hit to many times, you will be poisoned and your torpor will slowly increase which will leave you in an unconscious state.

The desert climate can be a super scorcher, so be sure to stay hydrated out there! Keep an eye out for more Explorers Guide to PixARK articles.

The Crews initial thoughts!

Is it worth the 20$?

 

Felloon: it's definitely worth $20… I'll use the same analogy we always use ; what do you spend to go out to the movie theater?, and on average you will be there for 2 hours ? Well according to steam I only have 86 hours on the game so with some rough calculations you could say that I've only spent about 50 cents for 2 hours of entertainment. I would say that qualifies as “worth” $20…

If I could get away with 50 cents for a movie I would do that more often..

 

Luminin: Minecraft, ARK and Dark n’ Light had a baby, you’ve got the best of all three!... and the worst of all three. I think it is worth the promotional $19.99 but maybe not the full $24.99 yet. From a regular play perspective, it’s pretty good. But from an admin or server owner perspective, it’s kinda a pain that can lead to nightmares. (Felloon: I’ve mentioned a few times in our group that it kind of plays like DnL with Ark elements)

 

Criikette: This game kept me sane this week.  Crazy busy week at work and this simple game was just what I needed.  Definitely.  I can only imagine that they’ll steal more stuff from Minecraft as time goes on.  I can’t wait for stuff akin to redstone circuits.

 

Blue: It’s Fun, I've had a lot of rough learning experiences as time has gone on. I’ve rebuilt three times now, and retamed everything several times due to little accidents. Due to the game mechanics its be super easy to restart unlike normal ark. Definitely worth $20!

 

Goon - Being an early access game, i have to say it was well worth the money, it’s a lot further along than a lot of early access games that I have played. It glitches and things need balancing, but it is a blast to play.

 

Esme:

I agree with Goon, I was pleasantly surprised with how playable the game actually is . I did not think I was going to enjoy the block Versions of the dinos I know and love on Ark, but I do! There are so many new creatures in Pix Ark in addition to some of our favorites that it keeps everything fresh. Definitely worth the $24.99 at this point.

What are your favorite parts of the game so far?

 

Luminin: CRR + Minecraftian elements makes for a ton of fun. It’s very surprising to me to see just how many CRR members have never played Minecraft. In my opinion, Minecraft is to survival games what WoW is to MMO’s.

 

Criikette: Fast tames + big bad dinos means don’t get attached to your friends.  I love the dino structures (dodo pen, phiomia hut, gigantopethicus drawbridge, raptor generator).  It feels weird mining and not having to worry about critters as much though. Best of all: No Creepers.  Worst of all: Damn sauropods.

Blue: mining has been fun, doing the little ruins has been fun, taming is super simple I’ve enjoyed that, and the different options for trapping dinos has been awesome.

 

Felloon: I have never played minecraft, i spend a lot of time mining. My entire base was built underground. Getting used to this part of the game has held my attentions for a few days now, but the pull of what else is out that has overcome me and now I’m out and about looking for all the ruins and different dinos and biomes.

 

Goon - while taming and mining is a nice past time, i have to say that the part i find find most enjoyable is the fact that i can actually dig down or build up the ground, that includes being able to have the water spread as you dig around it, also i like that the dodos cry when you hit them. It is also nice that when you die you keep whatever is on your action bar..

 

Esme:

GAH! I love the customization of our Characters. I love the options for quests in the game. I love that the maps are all different because they are procedurally generated. I love that it is a game I can play on my laptop that it not meant for gaming. I love that there are already decorations and stuff we can add to our homes etc where we are used to having to use mods to get cool stuff. I had never played Minecraft, so I love the mining and building and the water physics and realizing that I will be able to do some pretty fantastic things with building etc. I love that if I want tame something or run from something I can just make a box out of dirt and git it done. I love how some items we can pick up already :)

What Parts of the game do you feel needs to have more TLC or added or removed?

 

Luminin: TOO MANY CHARACTERS WTF?!?!? NOOO. And admin/server commands/settings.

 

Criikette: Ability to move water blocks.  And make “unlimited” water blocks. We were able to get some really interesting farm designs in minecraft that I want to see built here.  Guess it can still be done with taps. Will just need to play around with it.


Water blocks CAN be spawned in, but CAN’T be placed. ~Lum

 

Blue: I agree with Criikette on the water thing it’s super annoying when you go to make clay in a pond or water spot and it gets messed up when you pick the clay up harvest. Dino balance is a big one I’ve lost all my tame’s to literally a single Spirit wolf after it dropped into my base. I’ve also had a lvl 5 sauropod (bronto) destroy a lvl 100 sumthing Spirit wolf which I thought would be cake….

 

Goon - i’d would like to be a little tougher, so squishy in the game, and I like to be able to unclaim dinos

 

Felloon: it feels like when I level up my melee stat, however that translates into the game, is under represented. Now that we have damage numbers up on our server I can see how much larger the critical hits are vs the normal damage on dinos and it feels like the crit chance is higher for wild dinos vs tame.

 

Esme:

The toxic trolling that can be done on PVE is UTTERLY RIDICULOUS.

I HATE THE SOIL MARKING SYSTEM. I want it out of the PVE world. I can see where it would have its place perhaps in PVP, but it is sooo dumb to have it on PVE.

It feels very claustrophobic to me. It is like forcing players to do quests to protect their buildings , and the areas each marker protects is a joke. I have yet to think of why they even need to exist at all. I feel like they could be used for large tribes that have the manpower to keep them fueled to allow them to take over additional area to fit their community, but I feel like it is ridiculous in its current state.

Officials servers are already a lag fest for me in the rally zones.

Brontos Should Not be the new gigas or titanos…..tribe log isnt working…

TIP & TIME!

Each Host can share some tips for new players. Try keeping your section to five minutes for each host.

 

Luminin: In Minecraft you learn a few nono’s that many are learning now in PixArk, such as never dig straight down/up and be wary about what you HEAR while mining. Listen for water, lava MOBS. If you hear a creature walking around, chances are you’re about to break into an underground cavern and could fall to your death.

 

Blue: Building up against Mountains is a pain. If your going to build up against a mountain side make sure your walls aka gates are high enough to block critters from jumping into your base. Try going to the top of the mountains cliff and jumping off to see if you can fly into your base cause guess what if you can do it so can they.

 

Goon -  When running stone pipes, if possible enclose them with foundations walls and ceilings, sauropods (bronto) like to crush them, also watch out for the Crickettes, they do a lot of damage.

 

Felloon: Build your base underground to keep away from sauropod damage. Some creatures will not attack you while your standing on normal dirt vs magic dirt or cursed soil. I have built some 8x8 or 10x10 “save zones” in the magic forests out of dirt.

 

Criikette:

  • Blocking halls to kill schtuff
  • Crafting stations have a “pull from container” radius to them.  It will pull from boxes but not from smelters/m&p. So plan your crafting house accordingly.
  • Use a trike when collecting your crops.  They get much more than you can get, plus crops and seed instead of just crops.  Bonus: Trikes are great at wood collection.
  • Plant trees to have easy access to wood.  Trees have to have 1 square between them when planting them.  However, you can plant seeds between them afterwards to maximize space.
  • When crafting with stone, make sure you use Fine Stone.  It costs 1 stone structure to make 1 fine stone structure, so it’s no more resources.  But it also gives you bonus xp for crafting the Fine Stone.
  • Bows give more torpor per hit than crossbows.

Esme:As a new player, Not all dinos / Creatures are created equal. Phiomias are easy kills like dodos. Low level raptors are no joke. A level 50 phiomia can be killed with an arrow to the head but a raptor will devour you before you get enough arrows into them to kill them.

Story time!

Share a tale that's happened to you and/or the crew in Pix Ark!

Keep entries around five minutes.

 

Criikette: Too many stories. Pe Lum!!  Admin command destruction! (Apparently floors/walls/ceilings are not considered “structures”.  So they cannot be claimed via admin command. However, they also do not get destroyed via admin command.)

 

Blue: So when we started up on Luminins server I decided that I wanted to start off in my own tribe because I wanted to learn the game and leveling and taming. Sometimes when your in  a group and your new to a game unlocking things can lose its magic and you kinda feel like you have nothing to do because your tribe mates have already done it. I’ve had a lot of hard learning experiences due to this choice. My first base was imagine that at the base of the mountain, I had a nice area completely walled off with Beast Gates and thought I was safe so I logged off for the night. When I logged on the next day all my tames that were left out in the “courtyard” were gone and a spirit wolf was walking around. I figured that it had gotten over my walls from a little area next to my base So I added to the wall with some Rock Blocks thinking I was good. The next day i was standing in my courtyard minding my business I’d just tamed 2 trikes and 2 pteranodons a couple phiomas and dodo’s. Next thing I know a spirit wolf and a Gigantopithecus fall into my base and since tame’s are naturally on neutral as soon as I was hit everything went agro, and the Gigantopithecus proceeded to kill every tame I had. That was the point I realized I needed to double up my gates along the cliff to keep wild creatures from dropping by to say hello. I eventually had to start over again after I was attacked by a evil critter called the Criikette.

 

Goon- meeting esme

 

******LAST CALL*****

Did you have something that you forgot to mention during the show? Say it now or wait a week!

Blue: Thank you Luminin for supplying us with a server away from the official shenanigans.

Esme:

    • You can come and join us in the games we play, the podcasts we record, and the discord server we hang out in at www.CrossRealmRebellion.com

 

 

 

Luminin: CRR Member giveaways COMING Soon™

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Season 2  Episode 6 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

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

Today is April 6, 2018

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!

 

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)

Tell who you are and how many hours you have in the game so far :)

*****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: Paithan @Paithanoxo
Replying to @RatedArk @survivetheark @OfficialPixARK
I got all the way to the flying megalodon before I realized what day it was.


Thomas Hansen@Tsh_x85
Replying to @ESMERALDA_SKY @OfficialPixARK @CRRGamingGroup
Also got me with that podcast earlier, almost fell of the chair with the TLC thing😂

 

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

BLUE:

PS4:    Still Waiting on the Dino TLC #2

XBOX: Still Waiting on the Dino TLC #2

 

PC:-Patch Notes- Current (v279.243) & Upcoming ()
Current ARK Official Server Network Servers Version: 279.242

Current Client Version: v279.243

- Fix for allowing players to transfer between servers
- Unversioned minor BattlEye update

Current Server Version: v279.242

- Fixed tamed Oviraptors getting bunified
- Fixed game exploits involving using a BattlEye bypass to ignore pin codes, access storage and the exploit the ascension mechanic
- Fixed torch placement on tlc2 saddles
- Moschops is now rideable!
- Moschops harvesting effectiveness reduced by approximately 30%
- Fixed a PvE bug causing non-allied dinos to rapidly lose their food under specific circumstances
- Fixed friendly Raptor pounce dismounting nearby riders
- Multiple fixes for Chick Hat placement

v279.234

- Added PixARK button to main menu.

GOON

Monday at 03:56 PM
The latest edition of the Community Crunch!

The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community!

Rideable Moschops Returns!

By popular demand (and some discussion by our gameplay team) the rideable Moschops makes its return! For those who missed out, during the TLC 2 update we encountered an unintended mechanic which allowed the Moschops to be rideable. After receiving feedback from players regarding the creature and its new founded ability, we decided we wanted to make it so, but do it properly! So stay tuned for a rideable Moschops coming soon to an ARK near you! ;)

FELLOON

Official PC Legacy PVE Save Files!
Download 'em here!
Attention PC PvE Legacy Survivors! We've made the current Legacy PC PVE

Savefiles available to download.

This has been a community request for some time from our player base as some of you have expressed interest in moving on to your own dedicated servers. The snapshot was taken on the 3rd of April 2018 and we're going to see if we can also make console PVE legacy saves available. Please keep in mind that we won't be offering this on our regular Official Network or PvP Legacy servers.

CRIIKETTE

Sponsored Mod Program Update & New Wildcard Workshop Tutorials!

Hey everybody! Zen here with your dose of modding news!

I'm excited to announce a new addition to the Sponsored Mod Program this month. The joy of the hunt was always a significant aspect of ARK for me, and as far as I was concerned, taming was as much a part of that experience as the actual battle with a beast. I am delighted to see that someone has taken the mantle of modding that aspect with some significant changes. I am pleased to announce that the Immersive Taming mod will be joining our roster this month!

Using this mod, you will find that taming has been changed from a battle to protect an unconscious creature while you tried to keep it drugged and stocked with food suppositories to the gauntlet of gaining a creatures trust and trying to tame it in a way that imitates life a bit more.


LUMININ
I also have a couple of new entries for the Wildcard Workshop tutorial series today!

Tutorial #2 focuses on trying to get you into the right mindset for programming and how to look at the interaction between data, logic, and the game world. You will find some supplemental information in the thread post for this one.
https://youtu.be/Sbup8LfpQ5A

In tutorial #3 we build our first mod from the minimal files we set up before, into something that will actually work if it were uploaded to the workshop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7YJh_sRiL4&feature=youtu.be

 

We will also be making some changes to the Mod Tutorial Contest. Going forward these will be more freestyle under much wider topics. For instance, Contest #3 is all about making ridiculous April Fools Day buffs! We'll also start linking all submissions in the contest thread, not just the winner, since they will all be unique

 

****Dino Spotlight with Goon and Esme****

Dino Name: Carnotaurus!

GOON:

Wild
Carnotaurus pressor is a distinctive creature that falls between a 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 away from larger predators instead of fighting.

The horns of the Carnotaurus seem to be used more for fighting rivals 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 has spotted you.

Esme

Domesticated
Carnotaurus fills a very specific role. Larger and almost as fast as a Raptor, smaller but much faster than a Rex.

Were it not for the creature's extremely long down-time after sprinting, it might be among the most capably balanced mounts.

 

Taming Method   Knock out

Preferred Kibble Kibble (Ankylo Egg)
Preferred Food   Raw Mutton
Equipment Carno  (Lvl 46)
Unique Costumes Carno Bone Costume
Rider Weaponry?  No
Can not carry Humans

 

*****Felloons Admin Tip******

Tip:

HarvestResourceItemAmountClassMultipliers

 

  • Added to your Game.ini file
  • Helps keep the server lag down or removes it entirely.
    • High level bred, imprinted dinos that cause server lag while harvesting.
  • Can focus on certain resource types to set them to your liking.

 

e.g.

HarvestResourceItemAmountClassMultipliers=(ClassName="PrimalItemResource_Polymer_Organic_C",Multiplier=40)

 

*****LAST CALL*****

Did you have something that you forgot to mention during the show? Say it now or wait a week!
Esme:

    • You can come and join us in the games we play, the podcasts we record, and the discord server we hang out in at www.CrossRealmRebellion.com

 

 

 

  • Shout out to @MuricanZombie, @JesterArke, @fullmetalagent and @WaldoPeppercorn
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Episode # 6 of Cross Realm Cast SHOW NOTES

Welcome to the Cross Realm Podcast!

The Entertainment Podcast hosted by CRR Gaming Group Members!

 

 

  • Today is April 5, 2018
  • You can reach the show by emailing  CrossRealmRebellion@gmail.com
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and leave us a voice message at anchor.fm/CrossRealmPodcast , and apply to join us in game at CrossRealmRebellion.com !

 

 

Main topic:  Wilektron : What is a game you were excited about before you played it, but were disappointed by once you played?

 

FOE- Brink ! , was sooooooo hyped about this parkour FPS it was fun for like 1hr than it was just a flawed mess

 

Esme: Wildstar

Wildstar was said to be a good contender for a wow killer . It had/has actual player house that was pretty fantastic. The youtube videos leading up to the game were hilarious! They were promising 20 and 40 man raids. Unique pvp battlegrounds etc.

Once in,  we realized it felt very rushed. Content we were promised never came. We started to realize it wasn't even created yet lol. They attunement process you had to grind to get to raid was so grindy, that once someone made it to silver to raid they were to damn tired and fried to even dream turning around to get a guildy through the process. It killed guilds and raid teams super quick. The servers on launch , were ass backwards. They accidentally let in free passes in first over the people who purchased early to get in to the launch a few days before everyone else. It was a nightmare lol Hamster wheel of death.

Now Free to play on Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/376570/WildStar/

Criikette has stuff to say about Wildstar too!

Blue- Shadowrun FPS

Duke Nukem

 

Criikette - Hellgate: London

 

TIME TO TALK!

Cross Realm Cast is meant to be more of an open discussion podcast that spans all realms of life.

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

 

  • What are you doing in game!?
  • (Any game! Any Platform!)
  • Do you have some gaming news to share?
  • Some releases you can't wait for?
  • A game you are excited for !?
  • Feedback on a game you have played?
  • Question for the group? A would you wrather?
  • Need some advice ? Ask the group!
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games?
  • Have a wierd product to share?

 

 

KEEP ENTRIES TO 2’ish EACH HOST PLEASE or just keep it to around five minutes lol

 

Name:foe

Input:more L5R fun , PixArk has consumed my game play this week . Decided to watch Altered carbon on netflix I started but got sucked into other shows but am back And enjoying it . AND Far Cry 5 might have to be purchased looks so good .

Name: Willektron

Input: A bit of news: Crusader Kings II is free on Steam through the weekend (until April 9th):

http://store.steampowered.com/app/203770/Crusader_Kings_II/

Also, all DLCs are up to 50% off during the sale.

 

Name:Esme

Input:Finished up binging on  The Gifted Season 1, Started watching a show called Siren . Tried the mobile game HomeScapes , Got bored after a day. Been Playing Pix Ark every day and got back into Ark Survival Evolved to hunt down some beautiful Easter Dinos!

 

Last call!

Time to close down the show!

 

  • Share how our listeners can reach you!
  • Give any shout outs!

 

Join us in the games we play and the podcast we record together www.crossrealmgaminggroup.com

 

Would you rather

 

 

  • FOE has a would you rather
  • Esme has one tooooooooo

 

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Season 2  Episode 5 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Who wants to Introduce the show and hosts?Foe

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 5 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

Today is March 30, 2018

 

  • 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!

 

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)

Tell who you are and how many hours you have in the game so far :)

 

*****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 :

 

  • Wanted to give a shout out to
  • Ted Bourchert on our Youtube channel

 

 

 

  • “Yay! You guys are back!!!”
  • And to Luminin  who fired up the CRR Pix Ark Server so we dont have to put up with the crazy PVE life on Pix Ark

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

 

 

Goon

Ark Sales:

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/announcement/198-ark-sales/

PS4:    Upcoming Version:  "TLC Phase 2" - Mid-April

XBOX: Upcoming Version:  "TLC Phase 2" - Mid-April

 

PC:

Foerender  can Read

PIXARK NOW AVAILABLE ON STEAM EARLY ACCESS & XBOX GAME PREVIEW!

Welcome to PixARK, a vast, wild world filled with vicious dinosaurs, magical creatures and endless adventure developed by Snail Games! To survive in this mysterious land, you must tame creatures both ferocious and cuddly, craft high tech and magical tools, and build your own base out of cubes.

 

  • Key features in the game include:
    Single player and online multiplayer
    During the first week of the Xbox Games Preview launch, the team will be testing initial feedback and stability of the game.
    Multiplayer on Xbox Games Preview will release in approximately 2 weeks.
    Multiplayer is available on Steam now.
    The ability to collect and craft items and build bases
    Over 100 dinosaurs and other creatures to tame, train and ride
    Character progression and customization
    Procedurally generated worlds, with no two worlds ever being the same
    Creative Mode which allows players to construct whatever they can imagine
    More than eight unique biomes to explore, including deserts, jungles, caves and more
    Procedurally generated quest system to keep players actively engaged in their worlds

 

 

 

  • PixARK is available for $24.99 during the Early Access program. It will also be coming to retail / digital distribution to PC, Microsoft Xbox One and Xbox One X, Sony PlayStation 4 entertainment system and the Nintendo Switch later in 2018

 

 

Eggcellent Adventure Returns!

Beginning Thursday March 29th until April 10th, survivors will be able to experience the "Eggcellent Adventure" Event on all platforms!

 

During Eggcellent Adventure, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor. These Bunny Eggs can paint or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft holiday-themed items such as

 

 

  • Bunny Ears, a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon, are two brand new cosmetics: the Knitted Chick Hat and Egg Shell Hat for both survivor and dino!
  • Wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves feeling eggcellent, sporting bright colours of Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue.
  • Wild Dodos are replaced by Bunny Dodos  - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable dodo eggs and 50% Bunny eggs
  • Wild Oviraptors are replaced by Bunny Oviraptors - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable Oviraptor eggs and 50% Bunny Eggs
  • Bunny Eggs can be placed on the ground and painted
  • Bunny Eggs will expire after approximately two weeks from inventories, and placed eggs will immediately decay once the event is turned off.
  • Run your private server with '-ActiveEvent=Easter' to turn on the event
  • Running the same server without -ActiveEvent=Easter will delete all placed egg structures
  • PC players can use Steam > ARK > Properties > General > Set Launch Options and paste in -ActiveEvent=Easter to experience the event in single player/non-dedicated/player dedicated worlds. You must enable the event yourself in these modes.

 

Event is not available in Primitive Plus, or single player console worlds, non-dedicated console servers, or player dedicated console servers. Console can however spawn and use the new cosmetics with the command below

 

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/318519-easter-egg-painting-contest/



Blue can read: Modding Tutorial Contest #1 Winner!

The winner of the first mod tutorial contest has been decided! @Garuga123 has put together an excellent tutorial for adding new creatures to ARK. He makes it easy to follow and introduces you to the different parts that need to be prepared. Check it out!
https://youtu.be/dD9NHeZHbMo

Don't forget that the second modding tutorial contest is already underway and accepting submissions. If you are interested, please take a look here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/316338-ark-modding-tutorial-contest/&tab=comments#comment-1851159

 

Patch Notes v279.23
Criikette
- Eggcellent Adventure, running until April 10th: http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/announcements/detail/1654384241440028827
- Multiple mesh/base exploit fixes
- Raptor Pack Buff now lasts for 45 seconds
- Global Banlist URL has been updated to http://arkdedicated.com/banlist.txt
- Fix Raptor Basic Attack audio
- Fixed Aberrant trike colourization
- Sarco can now hurt target on roll even if it can't carry it
- Fix for crash when equipping empty folder
- Updated Argent claw grab back to original weight restrictions
- Fixes for forceflee from Parasaur
- Fixes for Parasaur not attacking targets when ordered to
- Raptor can no longer pounce very small things like insects
- Fix for trike getting stuck charging
- Players can no longer build in the puzzle cave on Ragnarok
- Fixed a bug where Spino Hydration buff would timeout unexpectedly
- Pinned target no longer stays down if Raptor is killed
- Removed pounces while being carried
- Fix for Argent grabbing through walls

DO NOT TELL ANYONE THESE ARE FAKE Till the last call lol?

 

TLC Dino Patch #3 Patch version 8675309

Troodons are being removed from the game and their abilities are being added to the Pegomastax  while their taming requirements are being added to the raptors due to the fact they are pack hunt

 

COMPY TLC , skin update , no longer needs prime meat to take instead needs spider boss trophy to tame , one trophy will do the trick but high level ones can take up to 5 . They will now have pack bonus if your pack is 20 or more they can bunch under your raft to take your raft to land .

 

Megalodons will now sprout wings at night and fly to the nearest shoreline to feed on anything in its path including structures. Anything under metal will be affected.

 

Every player will only be able to have 5 dinos tamed under their name. The rest of the dinos tamed will expire after 15 days (bred dinos expire after 10). This is being done to free up server lag.

 

Black Pearls will now sprout legs and walk to a new location every 4.5 minutes.

 

The Lystrosaurus will now need to enter through a behemoth gate, but it can be picked up through the radial menu.

 

Silica Pearls and crystals no longer glow at night.

 

Itchyosaurs will continue to press into the player until meat is given to them.  After this, they will be sated and run away from the player.

 

Titanosaur- will cause Damage to structures while walking without   agro

 

There is going to be a new tribe buff added - The more members to a tribe will boost crafting of weapons, producing up to and including ascendent weapons.

 

Xbox and ps4 will now have the ability to have mods on private servers

Scarlet Diaries

Dear Diary,
I've been travelling the Ark for two weeks, and I've been alone except for my trusty iguanodon called Windrunner. That all changed when I met Bobbert. It all started when I was travelling in the swamp. A wild Kapro leapt from the bushes, and dragged me off my dino! I thought I was dead for certain, but then, a survivor ran out from the bushes and killed the Kapro, saving my life! As our eyes met over the corpse, it was love at first sight! To thank him, I invited him to have dinner with me that night, but we liked each other so much that him and his trike called Cornflake have joined me and my iguanodon on our travels! Bobbert's cheery, scattered, gruff nature has me laughing all day! It's nice to have a companion, and possibly a lover, with me to share my adventures!
Yours truly,
Scarlettefury

 

****Dino Spotlight with Goon and Esme****

Dino Name: Carbonemys

From The Dino Dossier

GOON: Carbonemys obibimus is one of the least aggressive creatures on the Island. Were it not for the plethora of predators on the Island, I'm quite certain that it would spend its days basking in the sun, eating, or sleeping. Carbonemys leads a simple, solitary life. Nevertheless, it seems to be one of the most peaceful animals I have yet encountered.

With its slow walking speed, the only things that keep it safe are its surprisingly fast swim speed, and its incredibly thick shell, which can absorb tremendous damage.

 

Esme: Domesticated
Carbonemys' swift swim rate, fairly high strength, superior shell defenses, and lack of real threat makes it an ideal armored mount for many survivors who shy away from violence. It can carry its rider to the ocean's resources at fairly high speed, and is not particularly dangerous to tame.

Taming Method    Knockout
Preferred Kibble  (Pteranodon Egg)
Preferred Food    Vegetables
Preferred Food (P+) Fresh Tea Leaves

Equipment Carbonemys Saddle (Lv 10)
Rider Weaponry?  Yes
Can not carry Humans

TIP TIME!

 

  • ONLY FILL OUT ONE OF THE TIP Sections BELOW FOR EACH EPISODE.
  • You do not have to add anything if you have nothing to add.
  • There can be more than one tip under a section, just not one host with multiple tips.
  • SAVE EXTRA TIPS AND INFO FOR FUTURE SHOWS SO WE WILL NOT RUN OVER OUR TIME LIMIT.

 

 

****Punching Trees*****

Do you have a tip for a new player? Share it below:
Esme: Make sure your Dino's attack settings are set the way you need them to be when heading out with them . If you are going out to take something and taking a dino with you, make sure it isn't on attack my target because it will attack your tame.  You also don't want your Dino's on passive if you're expecting them to protect you. It sux while you're under attack, and you think your dino has your back but it doesn't and you both get chomped on lol

 

*****Pimp my Hut*****
Do you have a Building Tip, Tricks, Etc that you would like to share? Are you working on a building project? Have an idea for a building project? Share it here!

FOE - On our primitive plus server I am building on two small islands off the shore , my plan to connect both islands and have the bottom of the base be a huge water pen

*******FoeScience***************

Trying an experiment in the game? Share it here!

PVP Experiment lol

Esme: We have been experimenting as a group with Pix Ark ! We can share some quick thoughts here as we will be doing a Pix Ark Episode next weekend.

 

*****LAST CALL*****

Did you have something that you forgot to mention during the show? Say it now or wait a week!

Join us in the games we play at www.crossrealmrebellion.com Join our discord for text and voice chat!

 

esme: You can buy Some show gear and gaming group gear while helping to support the show here : Look for new items soon!
https://teespring.com/stores/cross-realm-rebellion-store

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Episode #5 of Cross Realm Cast SHOW NOTES As usual, I’ll read unless someone else wants to - Will

Welcome to Cross Realm Podcast!

The Gaming & Entertainment Podcast hosted by CRR Gaming Group Members!

 

 

  • Today is March 28, 2018
  • You can reach the show by emailing CrossRealmRebellion@gmail.com
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and leave us a voice message at anchor.fm/CrossRealmPodcast , and apply to join us in game at CrossRealmRebellion.com !

 

MAIN TOPIC :

 

Esme:

April Fools Day is fast Approaching!

Share Some of your April Fools day pranks that you have pulled off OR ones you think you would love to try!

Some ideas I found that are family friendly:

 

  • Paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish and let it dry. Put the non-sudsing soap in the shower or bath and wait for the questions to begin.
  • Buy a bag of yellow onions and dip them in melted candy to make them look like caramel apples. Offer the family the pungent pranks after dinner. But be sure to have some real sweets ready, too!
  • Swab the inside of the bathtub faucet with blue food gel dye. When your child turns the handle, they'll get a big blue surprise at bath time.
  • Fill your child's usual juice cup with gelatin after dinner and place it in the refrigerator. In the morning when the drink is firm, offer your little one a sip and watch him wonder what happened!
  • Prank both the kids and dad by placing small pieces of clear tape over the sensors on the television and gaming console remotes.
  • Over the sink, poke tiny pinholes into a plastic water bottle using a sewing needle. Gently wipe down the outside and set the bottle on the counter. When someone picks it up, the pressure of their hand will cause a light spray of water to go everywhere!
  • Trick your kids into thinking you knocked your teeth out by placing gummy teeth over your real ones before "accidentally" bumping into something that makes them fall on the floor. You'll freak them out—for a few seconds anyway!

 

https://www.parenting.com/gallery/family-friendly-april-fools-day-pranks
Twitter Feedback:
Ematai@Emataii
I've always wanted to fill a donut with mayo! I just don't think anyone at my work would believe I'd actually bring normal donuts in. Maybe I could make my husband fall for it...

Esme: Possesed TV, Nail Polish, Plastic wrap,

 

          Cyber Judge: I'm a developer for a decent sized company and last year I wanted to have some fun with the main web application most of the customer facing staff uses, I had to do something that would not prevent employees from servicing our members but something noticeable. I decided to add a small chunk of code that caused the application to open upside down after a few seconds it then had an animation to turn the screen the correct way and pop up a message saying happy April fools day from your IT department.

 

FOE -goalie stuff , preggo my eggo,  

 

Will - Lighting board shenanigans at church

 

TIME TO TALK!

Cross Realm Cast is meant to be more of an open discussion podcast that spans all realms of life.

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

 

  • What are you doing in game!?
  • (Any game! Any Platform!)
  • Do you have some gaming news to share?
  • Some releases you can't wait for?
  • A game you are excited for !?
  • Feedback on a game you have played?
  • Question for the group? A would you wrather?
  • Need some advice ? Ask the group!
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games?
  • Have a weird product to share?

 

 

KEEP ENTRIES TO 2 EACH HOST PLEASE

 

Name:Gigabyte

Input: eve massive fleet battle, hydrostatic podcast, darling in the franxx

 

Name:Cyberjudge

Input: ESO Online - After the last recording I was on, ESO released a free trial last week from Thursday to Tuesday. I decided to give it a try and was enjoying the game and story enough that I purchased the Morrowind Expansion pack that included the base game while it was on sale. ESO did announce the new expansion Summerset (and that is why they did the trial and discounted morwind). I had tried Pre-Ordering Summerset on Fanatical because everywhere (both on ESO website and Fanatical website) said that I’d get base game and Morrowind immediately and then get Summerset in June when it is released.  Long story short, after pre-ordering, I never got a key to get the base game, logged a ticket with Fanatical that told me that I would get everything in June and so I opted for refund and just purchased the Morrowind expansion on sale directly from Steam. I chose not to do the pre-order on steam because it cost CA$45.46 through Fanatical and is CA$53.49 on steam.


I’ve been enjoying watching Critical Role season 1 on Geek and Sundry Youtube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-p9lWIhcLQ&list=PL7atuZxmT954bCkC062rKwXTvJtcqFB8i

 

Been really enjoying watching this group of voice actors playing through a DnD campaign. Critical Role is DMed by Matthew Mercer and has a group of 8 other voice actors playing the campaign. I found Geek and Sundry through another DnD campaign Matthew Dmed that was on the DnD twitch channel and that I talked about in August on Rated Extra.

 

Real TV: HBO Silicon Valley, totally not safe for work or children, but a hilarious show about a small start up technology business trying to make it big in silicon valley and the different things that happen in silicon valley (just exaggerated)

 

Name: Will

Input: Splatoon 2 - Have been playing it for almost a week and loving it

Kirby Star Allies - not really a fan. It’s not a badly done game per se, but it’s way too easy.

 

Name:Esme

Input:

 

  • Nvidia CEO says "we're not anywhere close" to meeting the demand for its GPUs

 

 

FOE- Shadespire , L5R league , pixark , fortnight duo with my son , writing this weekend's DnD adventure

 

Criikette: Ark Mobile  PixArk.  Lost Castle.  Psych.

 

Last call!

Time to close down the show!

 

  • Share how our listeners can reach you!
  • Give any shout outs!

 

 

Esme:

Join us in the games we play at Crossrealmrebellion.com!

 

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Season 4  Episode of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Introduce the show

Who wants to Intro the Show and the Guests?

Esme appointed LUMININ____LOL__________________

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 4 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

Today is March 23, 2018

 

  • 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!

 

 

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)

Tell who you are and how many hours you have in the game so far :)

 

*****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: Did you hear the news? @survivetheark is headed to #NintendoSwitch ! Are you excited!?
#playARK

 

  • Don Bonnet @DonbonnetDon
    Not if it plays like it does on pc and console
  • Sean D Knight@SeanDKnight
    Replying to @RatedArk @survivetheark
    Still can't believe it. But we'll definitely be laughing...err...discussing this on next week's podcast.
  • YogiBearCub@YogiBearCub
  • “Insert Im so freaking Excited” Gif :)
  • https://twitter.com/YogiBearCub/status/976566050660564992

 

 

Felloon: I would like to give a shoutout to Kagami on the primitive plus server (NA-PVE-Ragnarok-PrimPlusCrossArk4) where we are currently Foesciencing. This guy has been an amazing amount of help, he gave us some dinos to help get us rolling and you always see him interacting with other people on the server offering help and engaging in good spirited conversation with anyone in global chat. Amazing guy thank you so much for the friendly welcome to the prim+ server and all the help.

 

Also like to give a quick shoutout to hugozilla on ps4, he is new to CRR and has been very friendly and helpful as well; he let me borrow his ramshackle rex saddle blueprint! Yes thank you sir!

 

Esme: I would like to give a shout out to Vlad and Dorphy who merged their tribe and dinos with us and have joined us in CRR and to Klev who joined CRR and came to play with us on Prim Plus Official!

 

Happy Birthday to Community Manager Jat!

 

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

ESME TWEETS:

 

  • ARK‏@survivetheark
    ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is now active through until 3pm ET on the 26th of March, with 2X Taming, Harvesting, and XP on all platforms! #playARK
  • ARK@survivetheark
    You can even export your favourite creatures from @survivetheark into @ARKParkOfficial to play with them in virtual reality!
    https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/ark-park-vr-released-on-steam-and-psvr-r738/ … #playARK #ARKPark
  • Ark@survivetheark
    ARK is currently for sale on PS4 in both EU and NA for up to 50% off!
    https://store.playstation.com/?resolve=EP0688-CUSA06782_00-ARKSEGAME0000000 …
    #playark

 

PS4:

XBOX:

 

PC:

 

Esme  Hello, Everyone!
Wildcard Workshop #1: Getting Started!
By ZenRowe, Monday at 03:20 PM in Tutorials

Welcome to the first installment of Wildcard Workshop! Where I bring you tutorials, tips & tricks, and best practices for modding.

Today we’re going to be starting from the top. We will be installing the ARK Dev Kit and everything that you need to know about that. I will introduce you to all of the resources you have available to turn to when building your mods, and then we will set up our project space and the required files for a 'game mod' which we will use when creating our first mod in the next episode of Wildcard Workshop!

GOON TLC PASS 2: ARGENTAVIS, PARASAUR, RAPTOR, SARCOSUCHUS, SPINOSAURUS, & TRICERATOPS!

 

Felloon Dino TLC - The Argentavis!

Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Can carry two creatures
       C - grabs/releases creatures with beak
       Right Click - grabs/releases creatures with claws
- Health regen buff from consuming corpses
- Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station
- Reduced the weight of various resources by up to 50% (Obsidian, Metal, Metal Ingot, Polymer, and Stone)

 

Blue  Dino TLC - The Parasaur!

Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities:
- Alarm mode
       Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats
       Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present
- Scare small creatures
       C when ridden - scares away small/mid creatures
       Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it
- Scan
       Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden
       Scans for nearby threats
       Notifies you visually when threats are present

 

Luminin Dino TLC - The Raptor!

Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Pounce
       press right click to pounce on a target
       pins small targets to ground for short period
       press left click to attack repeatedly
- Pack Buff
      Activates with C key when 2 Raptors (with a max pack size of 6) are together
       Increases damage resistance
       Increases movement speed
       Increases attack speed
       Lasts 15s

Felloon Dino TLC - The Sarcosuchus!

- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Idles with mouth open now
- Death roll
       Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them
- Lunge
       Can lunge towards a target in front of it
- 180 attack
       Can spin in place to attack foes behind it
- Walkable
       Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back
       Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft
- Swimming depth
       Maintains its current depth when swimming
       Can lurk just below the surface
- Piranhas Flee
       Piranhas flee when they encounter a Sarcosuchus
       Includes nearby ally Sarcos for players

 

FOE Dino TLC - The Spinosaurus!

- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Water buff
       Given when in water
       Bonus movement speed
       Bonus turning radius
       Bonus attack damage
       Bonus healing
       Persists for short period after leaving the water
- Added Biped/Quadruped toggled with right-click
   Biped
       Stronger attacks
       Can turn in place
Quadruped
       Faster movement speed
- Prefers prime fish for taming

BLUE Dino TLC - The Triceratops!

- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Ram
       Charge up for short period
       Longer it's charged, the faster it goes
       Cripples target when hit
       Knocks small dinos away while charging (charge a group of dodos to see)
- Rivalry buff
       Given buff when near large carnivores
       Increases damage output slightly
       Decreases damage taken slightly
       Increases health by 10%

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/316320-wildcard-workshop-1-getting-started/

 

Luminin: ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED COMING TO THE NINTENDO SWITCH™!

We're excited to announce today that ARK: Survival Evolved will be stomping its way onto the Nintendo Switch in the Fall of 2018!

ARK: Survival Evolved on Switch includes the complete contents and features of the original game; from the massive and mysterious ARK island to the more than 100 prehistoric- and fantasy-inspired creatures such as the T-Rex, Giganotosaurus, Rock Drake and Reaper. Hundreds of hours of exploring, crafting, survival and combat await players as they go it alone, or group up with thousands of other Survivors to explore the island and solve the mysteries of the ARK.

The Nintendo Switch version of ARK will be developed by our partner studio Abstraction Games (handlers of the PS4 port), and we can't wait for it! The handheld mode provides a fantastic new capability for survivors who want to immerse themselves in the vast worlds of ARK fully! With this new version, Switch players can go directly from hunting and tame while sitting on the couch, to forming online tribes and searching out new conquests when on the bus, waiting in line, or wherever they happen to be.

During the Epic Games’ “State of Unreal” keynote at GDC 2018, we were able to show off an early demo of the game on Switch.

You can check out the full reveal here:

https://youtu.be/1anAvln2zrg

 

Luminin: Ark Park! So many things...bumped into!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/529910/ARK_Park/

 

Scarlet Fury Diaries!

Dear Diary,
I finally finished my new base, and have decided to take a break from building. I've hopped on my favourite dino, the iguanodon, and am traversing the lands of Ark. In my travels, I've come across many strange creatures, and decided to document them. Here is the first new creature!
The Goon is a fascinating creature. The Goon is a scavenger, and can be found near places that are inhabited by humans. It's behavior is erratic, so extreme caution must be used if the Goon is encountered in the wild. The only way to tame a Goon is to show it who's boss and knock it out with a club. This can take quite some time, as the Goon has a high resistance to torpor. A tamed Goon is useful, but also mischievous. It has been known to draw blood from tribemates, knockout tribe members, and lead dangerous creatures to bases. Still, the Goon is useful for gathering resources, building bases, and being used as bait for taming other creatures. It is well worth your while to tame the Goon.
Yours truly,
Scarlettefury

****Dino Spotlight with Blue and Esme****

Blue: Brontosaurus!

Tamed by Knockout
Preferred Kibble Kibble(Carbonemys Egg)
Preferred Food Vegetables
Preferred Food (P+) Fresh Sorghum

Equipment Bronto Bronto Saddle (Lv 63)
Bronto Platform  Platform Saddle (Lv 82)
Unique Costumes Bronto Bone Costume

 

Esme: Info from the Dino Dossier! https://ark.gamepedia.com/Brontosaurus

Wild
Among giant 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 serenely ignores most other creatures.
I've seen a pack of raptors tear apart small dinosaurs while Brontosaurus continues eating, seemingly oblivious to the hunting pack.

BLUE

Domesticated
Because of how docile it is, the Brontosaurus makes for an ideal pack (not herd) animal. Peaceful tribes use it to carry incredible quantities of resources, while warring tribes use it to mobilize their army. Its size and strength make it one of the unique creatures on the Island that can support a "platform" saddle. Unfortunately, its enormity means that the process of taming a Brontosaurus can take a very long time.

Brontosaurus is not aggressive, but can deal damage to players or dinosaurs by stepping on them if provoked. Another attack that they do is a tail swipe, which, for low to mid-level characters, can be a 1 or 2 hit death. The tail swipe does more damage than the stomping, has a long reach, and will fling you in the direction the swipe traveled. The Brontosaurus also has a large amount of health. If you want to kill one, ranged weapons or high-level hunting dinos are recommended.

Blue: DODODEX #1 Tip 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!!

Luminin #1 tip: Wear dead ones like a costume!

 

*****Felloons Admin Tip******

Tip:

 

Last time we spoke about how sometimes as an admin you pay a price and in the last show we had a scenario where you are basically starting over because you had to kill your character.

 

As an admin you can recover quickly with a few choice commands:

 

Reclaim your tribe (Same procedure we covered last show)

 

  1. Make your way back to your base.

    1. I normally just use:

      1. cheat gmsummon "Ptero_Character_BP_C" 250
      2. cheat giveitemnum 131 1 0 0
      3. Gives me a ride back to base then when I arrive I just cheat kill the ptera.
  2. Force yourself into the tribe.
  3. Make yourself tribe founder
  4. Once your certain that you are now the tribe founder, kick the old you! .

 

Ok what about your level, tech engrams, and dino imprints?

 

    • Level up: cheat addexperience 10000 0 1

      • First number is how much experience to add
      • Second number is a boolean value whether or not to “apply as if experice came from tribe.” (just leave it as zero)
      • Third number is a boolean value where 1 = Player only and 0 = share with tribe. (Just leave as 1)
      • Side note: if you are mounted all the experience is passed to your dino…
    • Tech engrams

 

  • cheat unlockengram

 

      • Every engram you want to learn is in parentheses separated by the pipe character ( Vertical Bar | ).
      • I found out after I searched for every engram that there are sites that have a full list of tech engrams. So google is your friend!
  • Dino Imprints
    • Find your favorite imprinted Rex or Dino
    • While looking at the dino use: setbabyage .5
      • The age value has a range of .01 to 1 where 1 is fully grown.
    • Now that your dino is a baby again use: setimprintquality 1
      • The imprint quality is a range from 0 to 1 where 1 = 100% imprint.
    • Now that your dino has 100% imprint you can return it to adulthood by using
      • setbabyage 1

 

Are there any other methods that will not cost so much in-game time?

Yes but you need a second account.

 

Next time I may get into server setup.

 

TIP TIME!

 

  • ONLY FILL OUT ONE OF THE TIP Sections BELOW FOR EACH Host.
  • You do not have to add anything if you have nothing to add.
  • There can be more than one tip under a section, just not one host with multiple tips.
  • SAVE EXTRA TIPS AND INFO FOR FUTURE SHOWS SO WE WILL NOT RUN OVER OUR TIME LIMIT.

 

 

****Punching Trees*****

Do you have a tip for a new player? Share it below:

Blue - Raising Breed Dinos

-Torches or other heat sources

-Temperatures

-A/C = Dimetrodon  

*****Alpha Tip*****
Do you have a tip for more experienced players? Share it below:
Kagami via Esme: I was unsure If I should put this is our Punching trees, but Rock Golems Seem awfully Alpha for me so I Thought I would share this tip here as It came from our newest Tribe member Kagami on Prim Plus. On prim plus we do not have the ability to make saddles for Golems yet but there are a few ways you can still ride one. You can use a grappling hook to pull yourself up onto its shoulders and then use the comma button on your keyboard paired with your mouse to take your gollem for a walk. The Comma buttons activates a target on your screen and then you select where you're going to place that target with your mouse then click to activate the location you want it to walk to .

 

*******FoeScience***************

Trying an experiment in the game? Share it here!

FELL: Sorry no update on my ps4 venture, been a little busy and a lot hooked to prim+ however a couple of us on Yogi’s server are working towards boss fights. I’m considering streaming that fight so you all can witness my “all thumbs” skill with a controller!

 

Esme: We think Prim plus has nicer people on it because they have to be patient people to even wait out the load time into the server lol Pillars are not everywhere on the prim plus server, but we recently had to bust some out to keep some douche in check who came from a PVP official server and thought he could start trolling people , so server politics are still a thing on PVE as our last Foescience Experiment proved. Everyone is very friendly on the server for the most part . This is our second week and we already have merged with two tribes and now we have expanded all down the coast from olgas beach to viking bay.

 

*****Damn E Key******
Did you do something full of fail this week? Maybe hit the E key again? Share it here!

Blue - went for a wyvren egg and after getting an egg and escaping I fell to my death because the “e”

*****LAST CALL*****

Did you have something that you forgot to mention during the show? Say it now or wait a week!

esme: You can buy Some show gear and gaming group gear while helping to support the show here : Look for new items soon!

https://teespring.com/stores/cross-realm-rebellion-store

 

Ematais Twitch Channel:  https://www.twitch.tv/ematai

 

Luminins Mixer Station:   https://mixer.com/Luminin_KJ

 

Esmeralda Skys Mixer :    https://mixer.com/EsmeraldaSky

 

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Episode # 4 of Cross Realm Cast SHOW NOTES

Welcome to Cross Realm Podcast!

The Entertainment Podcast hosted by CRR Gaming Group Members!

 

 

  • Today is March 22, 2018
  • You can reach the show by emailing CrossRealmRebellion@gmail.com
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and leave us a voice message at anchor.fm/CrossRealmPodcast , and apply to join us in game at CrossRealmRebellion.com !

 

Introduce tonight's crew! Who wants to? Will will ;)

Main topic : Foe wanted us to watch the Netflix Original show Black Mirror. Episode 1 Season 3 to discuss.

A woman desperate to boost her social media score hits the jackpot when she's invited to a swanky wedding, but the trip doesn't go as planned.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5497778/


Esme: My Reply article lol https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-alternatives
“DELETING FACEBOOK? HERE ARE THE BEST ALTERNATIVES FOR WHAT YOU'LL MISS”

 

TIME TO TALK!

Cross Realm Cast is meant to be more of an open discussion podcast that spans all realms of life.

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

 

  • What are you doing in game!?
  • (Any game! Any Platform!)
  • Do you have some gaming news to share?
  • Some releases you can't wait for?
  • A game you are excited for !?
  • Feedback on a game you have played?
  • Question for the group? A would you wrather?
  • Need some advice ? Ask the group!
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games?
  • Have a weird product to share?

 

KEEP ENTRIES TO 2-3 EACH HOST PLEASE
Conversational style, not long detailed lists of 56 games please <3 :)

Name:Esme

Input:

 

  • Quick news:

 

 

 

  • General: Facebook Going Head-to-Head with Twitch with Direct PC Livestreaming
    Facebook is preparing to take on Amazon's Twitch livestreaming platform with new additions announced today at the Game Developer's Conference. Players and streamers will be able to directly livestream from PC to Facebook and viewers will be able to score some in-game rewards just for watching.

    The livestreaming API from Facebook "makes it easier than ever for developers to add Facebook streaming functionality to their PC games. In a matter of seconds, players can now livestream directly from the game client to a Facebook surface without any hardware or third party software required." The API is already out for PC and will be out for mobile developers in the coming weeks.
    Read more at https://www.mmorpg.com/news/facebook-going-head-to-head-with-twitch-with-direct-pc-livestreaming-1000047779#Xy17jXuLHztx1uyR.99

  • General: Amazon Announces GameOn, a Cross-Platform Competitive Gaming Service
    Competitive gaming and esports are growing globally, and with Amazon GameOn developers have an easy tool to bring more players in on the action—allowing them to compete for in-game and real-world prizes fulfilled by Amazon. This service also gives developers the ability to drive engagement and increase monetization of their games. GameOn currently supports leaderboards, leagues, and multi-round competitions and gives developers the flexibility to create custom events such as local and regional competitions. Developers can also enable players and streamers to create their own user-generated competitions and invite participants, allowing players to connect with friends and expand their gaming network.

    Read more at https://www.mmorpg.com/news/amazon-announces-gameon-a-cross-platform-competitive-gaming-service-1000047780#ZTddtpsZ00UKKvb5.99

  • PubG is out on Mobile
  • You can still sign up for Fortnite to test on IOS

 

  • Been playing a lot of prim plus Official Ark, got bored of Sims on mobile. I'm not interested in doing real life stuff in a game lol Hopped into Fortnite: Battle Royal version for the first time and can see it being fun with a group of friends. I like the price point of free!

Name: Criikette

Input: Short time for Ark Park. Shout out to Luminin for gifting the game to us fellow VR bros.  Only got through the tutorial. Read some reviews, people complained that it was teleporter movement instead of locomotion.  I haven’t played enough VR to really have an opinion yet on the movement style, so I can’t complain too much yet. Neat feature in the museum is that you can pick up the holographic dinos and they sort of squeal and wiggle around.  Then you toss them at either the screen to bring up infographics about them, or in another area you toss them and they become full sized. There is a shooter game mechanic similar to Island 359. There is crafting but all I’ve done so far is scanned a mesopithecus for some gene data, whacked a tree w/ a pickaxe for wood (shouldn’t it have been a hatchet), and then used some gloves to collect fiber.  This allowed me to make my pistol for the shooter game. There is some type of Export Dino function in Ark that is supposed to work w/ Ark Park, but I don’t know how/what it does yet.

 

Name: Willektron

Input:

 

Quick bit of news: Playstation “Great Indoors” sale: https://store.playstation.com/en-us/grid/STORE-MSF77008-GREATOUTSIDESLLP/1

 

Oculus Go:

https://www.oculus.com/go/

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/21/oculus-go-hands-on-first-look-gdc/

 

Been spending some time in Subnautica. You could make some comparisons to Ark, with it being a survival game, but what stands out to me is how the game mechanics flow out of the setting, and how polished the game is, overall. (Although if you have a habitat that is partially out of the water, the effect of the surface of the water shows inside the habitat.) Without spoiling too much, what I mean about the mechanics fitting the setting is this: Your ship has crash landed on a planet that is mostly covered in water, and parts of the wreckage are spread out all over the place. You have a data pad that has information on a few basic things you can build, information on how to survive, etc, and a scanner (I forget if you start with it or have to build it). In the wreckage are parts of tools and items that were on the ship, and if you scan enough different parts, you can build that item. I just think that’s a neat way to progress your character in a survival game. (More possible blahblahblah that I’m not writing down.)

 

Name:Foe

Input:Fight night match up foe vs primitive plus , rocked out some fortnight and heroes of the storm , changing up my alley splash in L5R , More shadespire fun about to crack into the king killer chronicles .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Amber

t

Johnny Wrench :

CROSS OUT Steam http://store.steampowered.com/app/306130/

CROSS OUT PS4 https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP4432-CUSA06848_00-CROSSOUT00000000

Last call!

Time to close down the show!

 

  • Share how our listeners can reach you!
  • Give any shout outs!

 

 

Name: Johnny

Input: After the show ends I want to follow up on the question I asked earlier in the week. If you could choose your own death, what would it be?

Esme: https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/unexplained-phenomena/shc.htm

 

Esme: Come and join us in the games we play  www.crossrealmrebellion.com !

 

Who dat??????? -Esme  https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pompeii-man-ruins/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bury_My_Heart_at_Wounded_Knee

 

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Episode #3 of Cross Realm PodCast SHOW NOTES

Who wants to read?_Foe

Welcome to Episode #3 Cross Realm Podcast!

The Entertainment Podcast hosted by CRR Gaming Group Members!

 

 

  • Today is March 16, 2018
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can reach the show by emailing CrossRealmPodCast@gmail.com
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes

 

 

Introduce tonight's crew! Who wants to?

TIME TO TALK!

Cross Realm Cast is meant to be more of an open discussion podcast that spans all realms of life.

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

 

  • What are you doing in game!?
  • (Any game! Any Platform!)
  • Do you have some gaming news to share?
  • Some releases you can't wait for?
  • A game you are excited for !?
  • Feedback on a game you have played?
  • Question for the group? A would you wrather?
  • Need some advice ? Ask the group!
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games?
  • Have a wierd product to share?

 

 

KEEP ENTRIES TO 2-3 EACH HOST PLEASE

Conversational style, not long detailed lists of 56 games please <3 :)

Name: Cyberjudge

Input: Final Fantasy 15, Currently playing the demo which is the whole first chapter. The only other final fantasy game I've played is Final fantasy 10. As with everything I seem to play now I'm not to far into the game yet but 15 seems to be just like 10 was where you have a long cut scene, then you go do a bunch of things before the next cut scene. The graphics are fantastic and gorgeous and the game play is fun. One thing I'm struggling with that is different from 10 is the real time combat vs turn based combat found in 10. With the real time combat there is a lot more you can do like parry, team moves etc but I'm struggling to remember the controls to do everything. In 10 it was more of select what you want to do this turn and see what happens, no blocking at the right time or anything like that. All in all I'm enjoying the story and game play, I'm going to see if I get to end of demo to determine if it's a buy now, buy on sale, or pass.

 

I've been thinking of getting back into an MMO but I don't want to pay a monthly fee. I've been debating returning to star wars the old republic (which I did play before it went free and have a lifetime subscription to it) I've also started to look at Black Desert Online (which somebody mentioned in discord a couple of weeks ago) is an MMO that you pay to purchase but no ongoing monthly fees. The other MMO I've thought of is Elder Scrolls online which is now buy once play forever. I took advantage of a 7 day trial of BDO (Black Desert Online) and was not enjoying it at all. Maybe I didn’t give it enough of a chance but characters are gender locked and the voices in game to me were a little annoying. I’m thinking this one will be a pass but I'd love to hear what you all think about any of these MMOs. Also those listening to the podcast can let me know on discord or tweet me @cjoptimus.

 

Games we have talked about :  Runescape EOS DC Universe

 

Future games I’m keeping my eye on is Camelot Unchained. Camelot unchained is being developed by one of the guys that designed the very first MMO I ever played, Dark Age of Camelot. Camelot Unchained appears to take some of the ideas from DAOC but watching videos on the game, it seems to be a totally different game. Camelot Unchained will consist of 3 Realms and be mostly PVP focussed with little PVE.

 

Name:Esme

Input:

 

  • Downloaded Sims Mobile . I like it as a time wasting game on this platform because I could never get into the real game on PC. It always felt boring. My sister loved it, but I liked Age of empires a lot more growing up. In this Mobile version you can connect it to facebook to find more people on there, you can give out your friend key and add friends and make friends in game with the other people walking around. You level up, can unlock a lot of stuff in the game. I have not noticed a big cash grab yet. Originally I thought it would be a log in delegate your character to do stuff then you have to wait on them but when you send them to work you can log out or actually do the work with them etc, so I have not seen anything that halts my game play yet.
  • Chucklefish's mysterious magic school RPG officially named Witchbrook
  • That’s a comparison Chucklefish CEO Finn Brice has made when talking about the developer’s new magic school RPG. Previously known as Project Spellbound, Brice confirmed on Twitter, via PC Gamer, the game’s official name is Witchbrook. It has a 2D aesthetic like Stardew Valley and is built upon the idea that of course we all want to go to magic school.
  • Ark Survival evolved is coming to Mobile IOS and Android. You can sign up for the beta for IOS now here: http://playark.com/mobile/

 

 

Name: Johnny Wrench

Input: 505 Games and Other Side Entertainment are remaking Ultima Underworld in a new game coming this year called Underworld Ascendant. Many of the original UW programmers and developers are working on this. UW paved the way for games like System Shock, Dishonored, Deus Ex, and other open-ended immersive sims over 25 years ago.

 

It's billed as a “return” to the Stygian Abyss rather than a reboot. Paul Neurath,  the original designer of UW, launched a kickstarter with other members of the original team. They raised over $160k in the first few hours.

 

YouTube Pre-Alpha gameplay from Aug 2017 (holy shit)

https://youtu.be/PrzTZeK38dE

 

 

Name:giga

Input:talk about lvl 4 missions in eve. Sea of thieves hype

Name:FOE

Input:more monster hunter world , tv netflix seven seconds , sherlock , Legend of  five rings , back into hearthstone a bit new expansion coming ,, MY NEW DESK !!!!! Seven Seconds https://www.netflix.com/title/80117555

 

Last call!

The guy who floats down a river to work!

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170724-the-man-who-swims-to-work

 

Time to close down the show!

 

  • Share how our listeners can reach you!

 

Esme:

 

  • INVITE EVENT ON iOS
    Ready to play Fortnite Battle Royale on your iOS device? Sign up below for the Fortnite Invite Event on iOS waiting list. We will send you an email invite as soon as you can play.
    THIS IS THE FULL BATTLE ROYALE EXPERIENCE ON THE GO! SAME GAMEPLAY, SAME MAP, SAME WEEKLY UPDATES.
  • Give any shout outs!

 

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RaTed_Episode_S_2_E_3.pngSeason 2  Episode 3 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Who is going to Introduce the show?    CRIIKETTE

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 3 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

Today is , March 15 2018

 

  • 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!

 

 

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)

Tell who you are and how many hours you have in the game so far :)

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

Ok, first off? I was onsurvivetheark.com and now it is down but there is  playark.com with a new a fresh look that encapsulates all of their expansions and the page for the mobile Ark etc.

Esme:

PS4:    Same

XBOX: Same

PC:

Patch Notes- Current (v278.73) & Upcoming (v279 "TLC Phase 2" ETA March 19)
Current ARK Official Server Network Servers Version: 278.73

Upcoming Version: 279, "TLC Phase 2"
- Many bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements, misc features to be announced
- 6 Dinos Updated/Refactored/Reworked:
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/community-crunch-119-raptor-tlc-r690/

Current Version: 278.73
* Fixed bug that prevented tribe renaming
* Separated C4 into their own structure limit category with a limit of 150 per 50m
* Plugged various holes used to undermesh in The Center, The Island, and Aberration (server side only for now)
* Plant Z healing effectiveness reduced to 0.5% HP per second for players and 0.33% HP per second for Dinos (with a cap of 80)
* Fixed Therizino and Moschops cloning exploit

 

ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED – THE MOBILE EXPERIENCE
Dive into the ultimate mobile dino-adventure with ARK: Survival Evolved! A massive game world combines with 80+ unique dinosaurs and primal creatures for you to capture and tame – making for a survival experience bar-none. Meet up with other players and friends in this Jurassic-era world, to form tribes and work together to build colonies of survivors.

Based on the genre-defining adventure from PC and console, ARK: Survival Evolved challenges you to survive and thrive on a mysterious island, where you start out alone and unarmed. Gather resources and craft tools to build shelter and hunt. Expand your domain while capturing and taming dinosaurs to do your bidding. Make new friends online, form tribes, and build mighty structures to defend against man and mega-predators alike!

Features of ARK: Survival Evolved include:
– 80+ Dinosaurs: Use cunning strategy and tactics to tame, train, ride and breed the many dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the dynamic, persistent ecosystems across land, sea, air, and even underground.
– Discover: Explore a massive living and breathing prehistoric landscape as you find the means to survive, thrive, and escape on the Ark.
– Craft and Build: Using any means necessary to survive, craft weapons, clothes, and items, and build shelters, villages, or even large cities.
– Survive Alone or With Others: Group up with, or prey on, hundreds of other players in a large-scale online world or choose to go it alone in single-player mode.
– Join a Tribe: The ‘Tribe’ system encourages cooperation, by supporting dynamic parties to share resources, XP, and re-spawn points.

The video was recorded with an i phone 8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq6wIIAAil8&feature=youtu.be

Criikette:

Wardrum Jordan posted on Survive the Ark.com We are now accepting sign-ups for the Closed Beta on iOS. A beta for Android will be coming at a later date.

For this Closed Beta, we are looking for players who are interested in actively testing the game. We will be starting with a small pool of players and slowly expanding over the coming weeks.

If you are interested, please sign up using the form below. Approved players will receive an invite e-mail containing download instructions along with access to the Closed Beta forums.

 

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/313734-sign-up-for-the-closed-beta/

And you can also sign up here: http://playark.com/mobile/

SITY: Phone brb/BACK

 

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/03/15/ark-survival-evolved-is-coming-to-mobile

 

Criikette: ARK PARK is being released on the 22nd.  I will be getting it for my Vive. Should have first impressions by Episode 5.

 

****Dino Spotlight with Goon and Esme****

Dino Name:

From the Dino Dossier:

GOON: In the wild: Beelzebufo palucocus is the largest frog I've ever seen. Almost impossibly large, it can actually fit a fully-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.

Not surprisingly, Beelzebufo is adept at killing insects. Its lengthy tongue allows it to quickly grab prey from afar, killing most insects near instantly and quickly digesting them. It even combines the narcotic chemicals in its mouth with the insects' chitin to create a specialized sticky substance.

Esme: 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 enjoy 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.

GOON:

Taming Method: Knockout
Preferred Kibble: Kibble made with the (Pulmonoscorpius Egg)
Preferred Food:   Raw Mutton
Equipment: Beelzebufo Saddle (Lv 40)
Rider Weaponry?  Yes
Can you Carry humans? No

Esme:DodoDex Tip :

This is the most OVERPOWERED animal in ark to get. If you see a LvL 100 don't miss out on taming it. I have taken out carnos and spinos with it with ease and it its great for getting around and knocking things out. GET ONE AS SOON AS YOU CAN!!!! PS. Great swimmer .

Goon:DODODex Tip: A great early tame fast swimming capable of jumping onto boats and bases for raids and can ko most players in a few attacks can be used to explore the island in a short time and is capable of evading most predators in two or jumps

 

*****Felloons Admin Tip******

Tip:

Last time I spoke about Admin Traits we all appreciate this time I wanted to talk about Server admins vs game master type admins and run through a rather tough scenario.

 

  1. Server Admin(s) have access to the server settings.

    1. Usually the server owner
    2. Can change how the server functions which effects the progression of the players on the server; they can add, remove and tweak mod and server settings.
  2. Game Master Admins have access to admin commands that can be executed on the server.
    1. We touched in this last time as well but it's important to have people you trust. Look for the traits we highlighted on last week's show.
    2. These are the folks that are serving the community when game glitches are preventing players from progressing in some way...
  3. Admins can recover quickly and should be aware that they may have to utilize the admin commands to do so..
  4. Like any skill performing the functions of an admin are likely to always be a learning experience for as long as you are an admin

 

Potential problem:

 

Glitch X caused someone to get booted from their tribe and they no longer have access to their base or their Dino's. I'm not certain how well this would work if a single tribe character has left  their tribe but it seem like it should work.

 

Depending on how many Dino's and how Large (in terms of structure quantity) their loss there are a couple of things you can do.

 

Larger vs small basses are subjective (use your own judgement)

 

For small basses (1 building)/dino collections (1 to 6?).

  1. just claim everything as your own then disassemble their base a piece at a time and give them back the building components, then unclaim the Dinos so that they may reclaim them as their own.

 

For large bases and dino collections

 

  1. this gets complicated and can very easily come with a price for the admin.
    1. Remember you serve the community!?

 

  1. If you are an admin

    1. Use: showmyadminmanager (in-game admin UI)
    2. CONNECTED PLAYERS window (center top): use on yourself (click your character name)
    3. CHEAT MANAGER window (right top): navigate to “ForcePlayerToJoinTribe PlayerId[int64]” then click
      1. You are required to be looking at a wall, with your character, or anything that belongs to this tribe.
    4. Copy player id on the next prompt
    5. Execute.
    1. CHEAT MANAGER window (right top): navigate to “MakeTribeFounder”
    2. Copy player id on the next prompt
    3. Execute.
    1. Kill your character.
    2. Create a new character.
    3. Make your way back to the base that was lost.
    4. Force yourself into the tribe.
    5. Make yourself tribe founder
    6. Once your certain that you are now the tribe founder, kick the old tribe founder .
    7. Invite the problem character back into their tribe.
    8. Promote them to tribe founder and leave the tribe.

 

The price you paid as an admin:

  1. Your character which was on that server was “killed”.
  2. You lost your progress.
    1. Engrams earned for bosses killed.
  3. Since your character was killed you are no longer in your tribe.

 

Next show I'll talk about how to recover your losses from performing this function as an admin.

SITY: I want to see a powerpoint next week!  I want a flow chart :) Just kidding unless you can  do it...lol

 

MAIN TOPIC:

 

  • CRIIKETTE:
  • Can I intro into this? Scream and yell YES LOL -esme :) it was youre ...your idea :)
  • What's your thoughts on all the shade Wild Card gets on all of Their forums and social media? Valid? Too much? Just trolls being trolls? Productive? Not productive? Have your thoughts shared on the show!

    SITY: I don't read that crap...Don't we have enough negativity on all formats social medias people, come on its a fricking game.!!!

    Esme:
    I'm in the middle with shade being tossed at Wild Card. I'm in the middle because I'm big on the delivery of shade.
    Honest well thought out feedback should be valued. Customers should have a professional way to report genuine concerns and get timely feedback. I'm not a fan of the Thirsty Internet trolls whos mommies didn't hug them enough as children so now everyone in the real world has to be wither preveriable punching “we need titty juice in the show notes” bag. I am a fan of there is a time and a place for everything but if customers are not given the time or the place then can we really blame the torch carriers? I feel like when the game was officially released they can not lean on the “its in early release anymore. <ore people and more avenues should be given to handle customer complaints. As with any avenue on the internet you will have to wade through mountains of not so delicious brown stuff to find the gems of honest feedback and objections. One of my favorite people I follow on twitter

    Esme Twitter Feedback:
    Sean D Knight@SeanDKnight
    It is well-deserved. When a developer is unable to deal with the biggest issue of Character transfer loss properly, the backlash is justifiable. They do not respect their customers' time because they will not replace tek engrams or take the time to regain imprinted dinos.
    The fact that there isn't even a system in place to quickly, and properly, resolve the issue of character loss is the single biggest black mark on their reputation. Their inability to deal with exploiters, hackers, and dupers on a regular or equal basis is the 2nd biggest problem

    Crr Discord BigBlueB - Mostly trolls being trolls. If you read any of the comments when they post about updates the things people are complaining about are for the most part answered in the post if the dumb assess would just read it.

    Crr Discord Felloon - Today at 7:40 PM
    One thing i learned about gaming and official forums is, its probably not the very best place to learn anything but hate.. I literally have to be in the proper state of mind to read through the forums, wade through all the garbage to find anything of value. So my personal general rule of thumb is stay off the official forums.

  • Sity here here!
    Crikette Crr Discord TuxedoBadger - Today at 8:54 PM
    I mean, if wildcard is gonna balance both pve and pvp the exact same way, they deserve all the hate they get for it lol
    They have taken a ton of shortcuts over the development of Ark, and a lot of the community wanted them to do better. Unfortunately, Ark kind of seems like an experiment that got a lot bigger than wildcard expected rather than a new franchise.
    And if people wanna call it whining, well they aren't wrong haha
    I really agree with you Fel. I've stopped going to Reddit when I start playing a new game because I don't want to go from having fun to seeing nothing but flaws and scummy Dev practices.
  • Johnny in CRR Teamspeak will give his 2 cents

 

TIP TIME!

 

  • ONLY FILL OUT ONE OF THE TIP Sections BELOW FOR EACH EPISODE.
  • You do not have to add anything if you have nothing to add.
  • There can be more than one tip under a section, just not one host with multiple tips.
  • SAVE EXTRA TIPS AND INFO FOR FUTURE SHOWS SO WE WILL NOT RUN OVER OUR TIME LIMIT.

 

*****FOESCIENCE*****

FELLOON: PC to PS4

Playing on PS4 really reminds me of way back when I join CRR and we only had the island server and could only get into the Center by special invite.

Back then we really didn't have a lot of mods that i can remember, we were using crystal torches, Corrected structures and a few other minor things..

But the rates were pretty conservative I don't remember the exact settings but a lot of the timers and rates were not far from official compared to what we run now...

 

It's incredible how much i’ve come accustomed to being able to just pick a misplaced wall back up, i feel like im re-learning all the best practices of not having access to mods.

I’m a little bothered by the command wheels, unless i'm missing something it drives me a little nutty when i select a command on a wheel and my character moves a little. It’s not a big deal.. but it still has some effect on my picky nature to not move when I issue a command. Unless of course i want to move.

I wouldnt say im not enjoying the game play on console, just that it's a bit of a hurdle to overcome the controls when all you have ever done is game on a PC, and i certainly wouldn't say you shouldn't play Ark on Console so far I haven't really seen any big differences between PC and console, other than the controls. (aiming your weapon on console makes me feel like i have brain damage or something.. wow)

****Punching Trees*****

Do you have a tip for a new player? Share it below:
Goon - If you eat a rare flower, you will agro every dino nearby to come give you a lick, you can use this if you are trying to tame things that tend to run away. Get on a rock and eat a flower and shoot it while it tries to be upclose and personal.

Esme : I don't see why not :)

 

Blue- Mind if I expand on this?

 

Criikette: Primitive Plus stuff and things.  I like Prim+, but I don’t like official rates.  And I miss some of my QoL stuff like transfer guns and demo guns.  Also, wish I could have the reusable grapple and/or the glider and climbing picks.  I really like the stuff that they’ve added, like all the crops. But I think they definitely need to finish up the crop taming like it was supposed to be.  It’s great to have “prime” for herbis, as long as you plan ahead and get the right kind of crop for them.

*****Taming Pen*****

 

  • Cover info on one creature on the island.
  • Do you have any Taming Tricks to share? A Taming Tip?

 

Criikette: BEES!!!


*****LAST CALL*****

Did you have something that you forgot to mention during the show? Say it now or wait a week!
Esme:

  • Join us in the games we play at www.crossrealmrebellion.com !
  • For our CRR Members we are now using Our discord chat for all of our gaming group communications, voice and text chat 24/7.
  • Our goal as a gaming group is to connect through what we have in common
    instead of being divided over what we do not , and that is GAMING!
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CRC_2.pngEpisode 2# of Cross Realm Cast SHOW NOTES  

- Will, unless someone else wants to do it

Welcome to Cross Realm Podcast!

The Entertainment Podcast hosting by CRR Gaming Group Members!@

 

 

  • Today is March 9, 2018
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can reach the show by emailing CrossRealmPodcast@gmail.com

 

Introduce tonight's crew! Who wants to? Foe

TIME TO TALK!

Cross Realm Cast is meant to be more of an open discussion podcast that spans all realms of life.

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

 

  • What are you doing in game!?
  • (Any game! Any Platform!)
  • Do you have some gaming news to share?
  • Some releases you can't wait for?
  • A game you are excited for !?
  • Feedback on a game you have played?
  • Question for the group? A would you wrather?
  • Need some advice ? Ask the group!
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games?
  • Have a weird product to share?

 

 

KEEP ENTRIES TO 2 EACH HOST PLEASE

(Unless they are quick blips of info)

 

Name:Gigabyte

Input:

So i recently trained into stealth bombers, a type of ship in eve designed to fire torpedoes, something normally reserved for battleships, i dove into wormhole space, hoping to find some miners to kill, but after one failed attempt i managed to escape into null sec, deep deep inside Brave collective territory, one of the bigger powers in eves null sec alliances, after finding a juicy battleship just waiting to have my torpedos rammed into it, i had to pull out, he was repairing faster then i could damage him, so i bolted, almost getting caught by two super carriers and a dreadnought, along with several small frigates designed to tear my small bomber to shreds, eventually I made it home, after about 50 jumps through a very angry brave collective fleet to finally reach safety.

 

Name: Esme

Input: Been playing Way too much Ark every night. Going to bed way too late because we are having fun as a tribe on Ark Prim Plus Official Servers.  I spent last weekend Playing Warcraft with Lumin, Big Blue and Sity and Goon. Goon, Blue and I rocked out free accounts and Luminin and Sity have a sub. It was fun and it is always cool to go back to my gaming roots with friends. My goal is to level one of each class to level twenty and see which I like the best since I have only played  World of Warcraft Starter Edition & Limitations

https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/3226

 

  • The World of Warcraft Starter Edition lets you access World of Warcraft for free -- all you need is a Blizzard account and a broadband internet connection!
  • With the Starter Edition you can:
  • Create new characters
    Level any character up to 20
    Earn up to 10 gold per character
    Level any profession up to 100
    Chat in /say and /party channels
    Characters that are ten or more levels higher than you will not see your /say messages
    Whisper your friends <- Character added only (Blizzard and RealID friends will not show and chat won't appear from them)
  • On the Starter Edition you will not have access to:
  • Expansion content (quests, zones, etc)
    Characters above level 20
    Pet Battles
    Other chat channels and whispers to non-friends
    All guild-related functions
    Value added services (character transfers, faction changes, etc)
    Party formation
    Trade, mail, or the Auction House
    Voice chat or Real ID
    Starter Restrictions Remain After 72 Hours?
    When you upgrade from the Starter Edition to a full version of World of Warcraft, it can take up to 72 hours for the Starter Edition restrictions to expire. If 72 hours have passed and you still have the above restrictions, reset your password. This will refresh your account's status with our servers and remove the restrictions.
  • Looking forward to the new Roseanne show
  • Chucklefish, the developer behind Starbound and publisher of Stardew Valley, is taking some inspiration from the latter for one of its next games. Aside from the Advance Wars-inspired game it's working on, the publisher-studio told us in January that it's creating "an RPG/Sim set in a magic school, something like Stardew Valley meets Harry Potter."
  • Today, Chuckefish CEO Finn Brice tweeted a peek at the game, stating that they've "learned a lot of lessons from working with Stardew."
  • SDV still in testing, no news yet. Thought this sneak peak might tide you over. We've learned a lot of lessons from working with Stardew.

 

Name: Willektron

Input:

 

Bloodborne, Ratchet and Clank in PS+ for March: https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/28/17062562/playstation-plus-march-2018-free-games-ps4-ps3-vita-bloodborne-ratchet-and-clank?utm_campaign=polygon&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

 

Playstation Flash Sale ending on March 12th: https://store.playstation.com/en-us/grid/STORE-MSF77008-FLASHSALE18LP/1?emcid=em-st-134456&et_cid=20180309_siea_emailstandard_psstoretier1_defaultphase2&et_rid=

 

Square Enix Playstation Sale also ending on March 12th:

https://store.playstation.com/en-us/grid/STORE-MSF77008-SQUAREENIXSALE/1?emcid=em-st-134456&et_cid=20180309_siea_emailstandard_psstoretier1_defaultphase2&et_rid=

 

Nintendo Direct 3-8-2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsFna-Z1MjU&index=40&list=WL&t=0s

 

3DS Releases:

  • WarioWare Gold - August 3, 2018
  • Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers - racing/action/tower defense game - Release May 24 - Demo version May 10
  • Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey - 2019
  • Detective Pikachu - March 23 - Amiibo released on the same day
  • Luigi’s Mansion remake - this year

 

Switch Releases:

  • Kirby Star Allies - King Dedede, Meta Knight, Bandana Waddle Dee playable as allies. Release on March 16th (I have it preordered!)
  • Okami HD - This summer - can use the touchscreen for the paintbrush in handheld mode
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido - June 8th
  • Octopath Traveler - New characters (jobs/classes, really) announced: Tressa (Merchant), Alfyn (Apothecary) - in addition to the dancer and warrior -  can combine two jobs for one character - released July 13th
  • Travis Strikes Again - No More Heroes - Released this year
  • Dark Souls Remaster - network test at some point before release - Solaire of Astora amiibo released at the same time as the game (lets you use the Praise the Sun emote whenever you tap the amiibo) - Released on May 25th (I also have this one preordered!)
  • Mario Tennis Aces - Release 6-22-2018 - Pre-launch online tournament for 1-on-1 play prior to the game’s release (details on the Nintendo homepage later)
  • Captain Toad Treasure Tracker - also on 3DS - July 13th
  • Undertale - No release date mentioned
  • Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy - July 10th (kind of a big deal because it’s been a Playstation exclusive up to this point)
  • Little Nightmares - Complete Edition - May 18th release
  • South Park Fractured But Whole - April 24th
  • Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition - May 18th release
  • ARMS US & Canada Online Open - Ranked match March 8th-18th - Online Finals March 31st - 8 finalists will receive a custom art piece from the development team
    • 3-day “Testpunch” on March 31st (Play free for 3 days)
  • Splatoon 2 - 3.0 update in late April - Octo Expansion DLC coming this summer ($19.99)
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Name: Foe

Input: Been rocking out monster Hunter world love the game , I don't feel compelled to play non stop but that's what I like about it . Been playing star wars destiny card game went to a regional tournament ! , running D&D for our CRR peeps has been a blast so far , and warhammer underworld Shadespire a fantastic small skirmish tabletop game by games workshop

 

Name: Criikette

Input:

Tried out the Vive a little bit.  First off, I’m a bit miffed as nVidia seems to be having some issues with drivers.  When I first restart my computer, it seems that I can run the Vive once. But then it stops working and it will display for about 10 seconds before going black.  Looking up on the web, it seems that I need to run an older version of the nVidia drivers (version 388.71). What this means however is that I can’t run nVidia Freestyle during Ark, which annoys me.  Hopefully nVidia fixes it soon. When I did get it working, I put a little bit of time into Island 359, the dino shooter/survival game. I started off by trying it in Survival mode and did not get too far.  I found the first compound to collect items and got a small collection of things. Found a crafting station, but couldn’t figure out how to craft (I may just need more items to get recipes completed). Found an axe, but couldn’t figure out what to do with it.  It didn’t seem to work as a melee weapon versus Compys or as a tool to chop trees. I tried to look up information about crafting and such, but there doesn’t seem to be much out there on how to play it. I did see people mention that your character is the same throughout all modes (Survival, Arcade and umm, the other one).  And that people recommended to start with the non-survival modes first. So the next time that I played, I went to the Arcade mode. It is essentially just a shooter where you are stuck in one place and dinos will spawn from any side of you in waves. In the waves that I was able to get through, I fought compys, raptors and allosaurs.  It earned me experience and credits to increase my effectiveness.

After talking with Luminin, I tried out Osiris: New Dawn.  Got to put a couple hours in and it seems decent so far.  Survival game where you crash land on an alien planet. Haven’t gotten too far, but you do have to make some of the materials through mixing elements (e.g. Hydrogen + Oxygen to make H2O for water).  I’ll have to put more time into it, but it looks like it could have some potential. One neat feature that could be cool for multiplayer is that you can choose a class that starts off with more engram points in one tree versus others.  The way that you earn experience is through the activities for the 3 types (science, engineering, and combat). Science is through bio type, engineering is through structures.

Last call!

Time to close down the show!

 

  • Share how our listeners can reach you!
  • Give any shout outs!
  • FOE - EXPECT to see me streaming and talking games on YouTube
  • Would you rather meet an alien visitor on Earth or travel to outer space to live?
  • Would you rather get torpedoed in space by giga or explore his wormhole for pirate loot

 

 

Space Pirate Trainer

Space Pirate Trainer is the official trainer for wannabe space pirates on the HTC Vive. Pick up your blasters, put on your sneakers, and dance your way into the Space Pirate Trainer hall of fame.

https://www.twitch.tv/gigabytears

 

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Season 2  Episode 2 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Introduce the show - Willektron! (That is, if I’m supposed to be on this episode, haha)

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 2 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

Today is 3,8 2018

 

  • 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!

 

 

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)

 

SITY: I need to adjust my hours played to actual, roughly 1500 the other 2300 is logging in and logging out.

*****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: A shout out to some of our listeners on Twitter for Retweeting the show and chatting with us! @Sean D Knight @Chuck1214 Diastylis fullmetalagentPaithan Murican Zombie‏ and YogiBearCub

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

Esme -Tweets:

ARK@survivetheark
Submit your ARK builds, videos, and ANSEL screenshots, you could win prizes & be featured in the next Community Crunch (Mondays)!
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/313458-community-crunch-contests-arkitect-arkvideo-nvidia-freestyle-ansel/

ARK@survivetheark
Tomorrow is the final day for certain legacy servers: The Great Migration 2. Make sure you're prepared, all the info is at the following link:
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/patch-278-tlc-pass-1-valentines-day-tlc-phase-2-preview-great-migration-2-community-crunch-118-r684/

 

PS4:


Johnnywrench2@Johnnywrench2
Replying to @RatedArk
Yes! PS4 is "hopefully" getting HDR SUPPORT on the Pro with the next update!https://twitter.com/Johnnywrench2/status/971891984347598849

 

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/03/08/playstation-store-februarys-top-downloads-3/

PC:

New ARK dev kit is out https://forums.unrealengine.com/development-discussion/modding/ark-survival-evolved/62293-3-6-ark-dev-kit-v278-0-is-now-on-google-drive - Willektron

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.h

tml/community-crunch-121-triceratops-tlc-preview-introducing-zen-rowe-and-more-r699/

 

Esme

XBOX:Same patch notes as march 27 2018

PS4 : Same patch notes as march 27 2018

 

PC Patch Notes: Current Version: 278.64
- Disabled placement of structures when recently stuck in geometry (addresses known undermesh exploits)
- Fix climbing off of a ladder into geometry (including barriers) temporarily (addresses known undermesh exploits)
- Prevented closing glider for a brief period after opening (prevents accidental closure when spamming to open)
- Lower glider cooldown to 3s (From 10 seconds guys!!!! Thats better! Lol Esme)

 

Upcoming Version: 279, "TLC Phase 2"
- Many bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements, misc features to be announced
- 6 Dinos Updated/Refactored/Reworked:
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/community-crunch-119-raptor-tlc-r690/

 

FOE

Survivors, Firespark81 & GGFizz are currently hosting a building contest for fellow PC Survivors. They are doing both a vanilla and modded contest.

If you're a budding arkitect and interested in the competition, check out the video above. They also have a list of rules and a sign-up form if you'd like to enter.

Contest Rules & Info: https://sites.google.com/view/buildconrules/

Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaInq2jQ_i5Xe0AWQI6UN9KAK4O0RqgDH_j2eXupfk3rjpFQ/viewform

Be sure to get in touch with them if you're interested in participating, and good luck!

WHO WANTS TO READ? Criikette: Jatheish  [developer] Mar 7 @ 8:35pm

Aberration Item Transfers & Fertilized Eggs (Official Servers)
In a PC Patch earlier today, item transfers were enabled on Aberration. This had been a topic of discussion for the community and the development team for quite some time. We had come to the conclusion that item transfers onto Aberration will be permitted on our Official Network. One of our team goals for this year has been working on improvements to our deployment pipelines to ensure things run smoother going forward. Unfortunately, our enthusiasm got the best of us and this change accidentally slipped through the cracks too soon. We apologize for that. Additionally, an unintended mechanic existed which allowed players to bring over fertilized eggs which were not native to the Aberration map. We have redeployed a change which will prevent this in the future by automatically deleting any non-native fertilized eggs which are brought over, as well as destroy any non-native creatures/fertilized eggs that currently exist on Aberration. We understand that this news will come as a disappointment to some, but know that we examined all available options and ultimately decided that this would be the best step to take. Our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience or loss suffered from this change.

To be clear, any fertilized eggs which are not native to Aberration will be deleted upon transfer. So please do not attempt to transfer your non-native fertilized eggs to Aberration and the item transferring will remain active.

We will be redeploying our Official PC Servers with version 278.66 which will have these changes. Our scheduled deployment is set for 15 minutes from now, at 20:40 EST (03/07).

 

WHO WANTS TO READ) GOON

 

Zen Rowe will be joining the Wild Card Ark  Community Team as the Mod Community Manager! Here's what he had to say:

Hello, Everyone!

Allow me to introduce myself, My name is Josh, but some of you may know me as Zen Rowe. I have been a part of the modding community for over two years now and have been heavily involved with the discord especially. I had the pleasure of helping new people in the community learn how to use the ARK Dev Kit and watched them build out their ideas for mods, just as some did for me when I started out. For the last several months I have been sponsored for one of my projects, ArkFrame, which focused on enhancing the mods made by others and supporting interaction between mods.

Today, I am excited to become your new Mod Community Manager. My objective is to bring more consistent communication with the community and help mod authors build the quality of their projects even further. I will also be leading the sponsored modding team and be providing support for their projects.

We already have some changes planned for the mod community that will be coming soon. Every other week, as part of the community crunch, I will be doing mod spotlights and giving tips, tutorials, and best practices. We are also going to start hosting a Mod Tutorial Contest every other week. As a community, I believe we can embolden and encourage each other to make ARK even better, and I will be an active presence in the multiple areas of the modding community (UE4 forums, Discord, Steam forums). I look forward to working with you all and for our first bit of exciting news, let's begin with the Modding Tutorial Contest!

The goal of this contest is to encourage mod authors to share knowledge and increase the skill level and understanding of mod authors that are new or trying to acquire new skills.

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/312558-mod-tutorial-contest-1/

 

Will:

The Triceratops, one of our oldest friends and earliest creatures implemented into the game will be receiving both a gameplay update and visual update including facial changes plus a reskin. Generally, in terms of gameplay, we felt that the Trike was in a relatively good place in regards to how much benefit in provided vs how difficult it was to obtain. As an early game herbivore, we didn't want to do a complete redesign however it was clear to us that there were some very obvious changes we needed to make.

First of all, the Triceratops will receive the ability to perform a charge and ram attack! It has a short-wind up time to notify that the trike is preparing to charge, the attack will build speed and damage during the windup, which then transfers to increased damage and ends in a ram attack which will knock targets back and can leave them stunned for a short period of time.

Additionally, its herding instincts will be improved, resulting in two changes. A 'Rivalry Buff' which will be applied to all nearby ally Triceratops when in range of large therapods and carnivores that will increase their stats/dmg akin to Mate Boost. It will also increase the wild Triceratops' aggro notify range by twice so that other Trikes are more likely to come to its aid.

****Dino Spotlight with Goon and Esme****

GOON Dino Name:Basilosaurus

How to Tame:

Passive
Preferred Kibble: Kibble (Therizino Egg)
Preferred Food Raw Mutton
Equipment: Basilosaurus Saddle.png Basilosaurus Saddle (Lv 60)

 

Esme : Unlike many other huge marine animals, the Basilosaurus is not aggressive and tolerates survivors and other animals unless attacked. When taming however, beware; when it eats it creates a cloud of red around its mouth (presumably blood) which will attract other animals near it, including aggressive Megalodon and Mantas. https://ark.gamepedia.com/Basilosaurus

Info Form the Dino Dossier:


GOON

Wild
One of the stranger creatures in the waters surrounding the Island is Basilosaurus solatiumfecit (sol-A-she-um-fee-sit?, felatio-she-sits). It's a powerful swimmer which has adapted to the shallows so remarkably well that it rapidly recovers from injuries when near the water's surface. Conversely, it's vulnerable to deep water pressure, which slowly causes it harm.

Basilosaurus is usually closely followed by other predatory creatures, as its eating habits leave plenty of scraps for scavengers to consume. It is a gentle creature towards humans and happily laps up food directly from them. However, the creatures that trail the "Basi" tend to become dangerously enraged whenever this occurs, as it leaves no leftovers for them.

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. Being apprehensive in nature, Basilosaurus is equipped with a defense mechanism that prevents it from being stunned or shocked. Alternatively, Basilosaurus is hunted (perhaps too vigorously) for its special blubber, which can be efficiently refined into gasoline!

(This is notes from Criikette, but you guys are welcome to say them.  Unless you want me to) Being a passive tame, the feeding seems sort of weird.  If you check sites like Dododex, it will say that the frequency of feeding is something like every 8 seconds.  This is true to a point. That point being that after the first feeding, he will not eat again for somewhere around 10-15 minutes (in my experience).  His food level will drop somewhere like 3000 points before he takes a second bite. However, once he starts eating again, THEN it will be about every 8 seconds that you can feed him.  As with all passive tames, if the dino is damaged, it will reset their tame bar. So be extra careful of the blood bath caused by his feeding since if something attacks you and accidentally hits him, it will reset your taming.

 

Extra Info:

Esme

Drops Hide,Oil,Raw Prime Meat,Basilosaurus Blubber (needed for activating some of the boss fights)

 

GOON: Dodo Dex User #1 Tip: 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 DoDoDex  User Tip #2 : Ignore posts about taming bar going down, you need to tame it using only the food you give it from the start, if you change the type of food you give it, it then resets the taming bar

*****Felloons Admin Tip******

Tip:

Last time I spoke about What it means to be and admin this time I wanted to share a short list of:

  1. Admin Traits we all appreciate
    1. Easier to deal with frustrated players.
    2. Don't get involved in the “server politics”
    1. Makes you approachable.
    1. People need to stay busy or they get bored.
    1. Life and get in the way - here at CRR we are almost entirely all working adults with families.
    1. The only way you understand quirks in the game/map/mod loadout.
    1. Mild mannered.
    2. Fairly social.
    3. Don't be too generous..
    4. “Quick” response to issues.
    5. Plays through the game.

TIP TIME!

 

  • ONLY FILL OUT ONE OF THE TIP Sections BELOW FOR EACH EPISODE.
  • You do not have to add anything if you have nothing to add.
  • There can be more than one tip under a section, just not one host with multiple tips.
  • SAVE EXTRA TIPS AND INFO FOR FUTURE SHOWS SO WE WILL NOT RUN OVER OUR TIME LIMIT.

 

 

**********Info Surfing****

Did you find an article, tweet, forum post you want to share and discuss? Share it here!

 

****Punching Trees*****

Do you have a tip for a new player? Share it below:
Criikette: Always carry at least 1 bola on you.  There is a large selection of dinos that can be bola’ed to include spiders, dilos, sabers, direwolf, scorpions, raptors, terror birds, pegos.  These are just some of the aggressive creatures that your life can be saved by having a bola. It is also really nice for gathering early hide/meat from parasaurs and phiomias.


*****Alpha Tip*****
Do you have a tip for more experienced players? Share it below:
SITY: Aberration tip, was going to do this last week but, anyway, when you are ready to travel DEEP into the area make sure you have your Hazmat suit and take any of the glow light animals, Bulbdogs, Glowtails, etc (pour the light emit in stats and then area of light for best results).they will keep the nameless from rising and attacking you.  Once you get a rockdrake egg hang on to your hat cuz its going to be a race to safety. If your going for Red Crystals its bit safer but still need both of those items.

Criikette:  Be careful as pressing the Reload key (default R) while riding a dino will toss a shoulder pet off.

*****Damn E Key******
Did you do something full of fail this week? Maybe hit the E key again? Share it here!

Goon : While in Aberration, I have fallen in love with the glider, it’s a blast to go up high and jump into the abyss, and glide around looking at all the cool areas, the  one day i logged in and was doing some stuff and jumped off the cliff to the area below for some mats. Well when i jumped i remembered that when i logged out i took all my gear off, and my glider was in my storage unit at the base, so that day i got to put another implant in my special death box, which seems to be filling up.

*******Foe-science*******

Esme: Some of us have banded together to do our first “Foescience” of the season and have set up shop on the Ragnarok Prim Plus Official Server!

  • So far I’m reminded:
    • You have the taming trade offs if you get a dino down you can pass it to your tribe mate to finish the job if they are logging in .
    • Helping to gather resources for projects.
    • Sending a tribe mate back to fetch stuff you need at camp
    • The shenanigans that ensue any time you leave your base or in our instance walk out of the hut lol
    • Of the LONG LOAD TIME
    • The Time OUt Errors loading into it.
    • What we love about doing official together! The camaraderie that we have and build as a tribe as we work together to farm, tame, craft and delegate engrams.  Many ask us why are we even wasting out time playing on official and I have to remind them that as Ark Podcast hosts we do this to stay mindful of what the base game is like without all of the bells and whistles we are spoiled with due to our access to mods.
    • Criikette and I were agreeing that one that we really pull away from the experience is being reminded of how things are really done and not the fairytale versions. Like mating dinos on official is the real way and on unofficial you can download a hitching post and put your dinos on wander and bam its done lol
    • I am reminded by this experience that we are playing the game as its most likely meant to be played and that is as a tribe. It's fun for us to rally the troops and adventure together. Sometimes when we play on our comfy unofficials we get every isolated because we are not forced to worked together where official works the best when you work together. We tend to miss out on all of the stuff we love to see in the Ark Cinematics.

I still think there needs to be a gap tightening though on the times of stuff like mating etc. We get the kibble options for tames and that's cool, but dear god, I think Wild Card still needs to do some Quality of Life TLC after they knock out their Dino TLC to make some stuff in the game more accessible and less of a grind. Which is why I will probably always have one Ark Foot in official and One in Unofficial because I like them both for different reasons .

 

Felloon: taking a trip down the PS4 path

 

 

  • Although my first video game played was on a console (70’s) and I purchased them through the years for my kids I'm a noob.
  • This is a point of view from someone who is new.
  • My two points of interest
  • Draw some parallels between PC and PS4.
  • Access to games not immediately available to PC.
  • Monster Hunter World tops charts on downloads in February for PS4.

 

*****LAST CALL*****

Did you have something that you forgot to mention during the show? Say it now or wait a week!
SITY: Food for thought...ARK ever going to combine all the maps?  Make an in game flight path somehow to transpire into the different maps.  Of course Aberration would be a tunnel.

Esme: Come and join us in the games we play at www.crossrealmrebellion.com !

You can follow our hosts on twitter :

@RatedArk @Esmeralda_sky @foerender @TillyWex @Goon2Esmean @willektron @Criikette @KennyinColorado

 

ESME, move these to Ep3 when you create it please (Criikette) NOTE for next week: Dino Sutra - Use Kibble as baby food.  Foe Science - test other foods. We want high food content, low weight

Xbox hosting

        

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Episode # of Cross Realm Cast SHOW NOTES

Who wants to intro the show?____Criikette Can____________________________

Welcome to Cross Realm Cast!

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

 

  • Today is  March 2, 2018
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can reach the show by emailing @CrossRealmRebellion@gmail.com

 

 

                       

Introduce tonight's crew! Who wants to?

TIME TO TALK!

Cross Realm Cast is meant to be more of an open discussion podcast that spans all realms of life.

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

 

  • What are you doing in game!?
  • (Any game! Any Platform!)
  • Do you have some gaming news to share?
  • Some releases you can't wait for?
  • A game you are excited for !?
  • Feedback on a game you have played?
  • Question for the group? A would you wrather?
  • Need some advice ? Ask the group!
  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games?
  • Have a wierd product to share?

 

 

KEEP ENTRIES Small PLEASE. Remember we are an hour show, and weekly so we don't have time to run through 907 games each episode :)

Name: Cyberjudge

Input: Started streaming Pillars of Eternity. I’m trying to stream every second I play the game. The game is very similar to the classic D&D games like Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights. The game is developed by Obsidian ENtertainment and published by Paradox Interactive. I’m still very early on in the game but am really enjoying it. I’m playing an elf ranger with a wolf companion. I’m streaming on Mixer at mixer.com/cyberjudge and don’t really have a streaming schedule. I’m also far from a quality streamer, as evident by my first 2 streams last weekend.

 

“Pillars of Eternity is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Paradox Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux on March 26, 2015. The game is a spiritual successor to the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale series, along with Planescape: Torment. Obsidian started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for it in September 2012. The campaign raised over US$4 million, which was the highest funded video game at the time. The game uses the Unity engine.” (wikipedia)

 

If there is time I’d like to discuss the Nvidia Gforce Now which is essentially a way for gamers to play some of the high end games without needing a high end PC. It essentially streams the game from on of NVidia’s high powered machines to your screen and takes your keyboard and mouse inputs. You have to own the games already to stream them from Gforce now and they only support specific games. For example Ark and PUBG were supported games on my list but Dark and Light was not. Also with Ark, it had to download the mods every time I loaded in.

Name: Esme

 

Input:

 

  • I have been playing a lot of ark. I had a BLAST hunting all of the Valentines Day Dinos!

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz9GTNh_Qs4

 

 

  • I have been trying to record 2 shows a week for my solo podcast The IDK Cast  which I have actually learned a lot of things just by doing it lol.
  • I have been watching a new show called Miranda on hulu which is absolutely hilarious!  Im still keeping up with some of my favorites, Lucifer, the Blacklist, and The Magicians.
  • I do have a question for the group about My Son lol  

 

 

https://www.theverghttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1WpSnmyuovuMHLT19YN2Y28oR4tGfWzreL6D1Jois4QI/edit?usp=sharinge.com/2018/2/25/17044634/nokia-8110-matrix-banana-phone-mwc-2018

Name: Criikette

Input: Diablo III started Season XIII last week.  I haven’t been following most of the stuff, but I think it’s the second season of the Necromancer.  I decided to go with Monk again this season.  Witch Doctor has still overall been my favorite class in Diablo III, my mousepad even says so.

 

Necromancer was my all-time favorite for Diablo II, it just came too late I think for Diablo III.  I may go back and play it again, but we’ll see.  If anyone wants to join me in Seasonal, let me know.  At a minimum, I could power level your character up.

 

Also, just got my HTC Vive this week.  It’s set up but I haven’t had a chance to do much with it yet.  I have Subnautica that is VR ready and it came with Fallout 4.  I plan to put some time into it this weekend, so will have more to mention in the coming weeks.

https://www.vive.com/us/vive-deluxe-audio-strap/

https://www.viveport.com/apps/1f76c6ad-af9e-4f12-a127-5540ab216e65

 

Island 359 is an Early Access (in development) Virtual Reality action survival game for the HTC Vive. Players will use the guns, melee weapons, upgrades, explosives, and other tools found on the island to survive for as long as they can against hoards of dinosaurs, as they explore the increasingly dangerous island! You're a mercenary, and the money's no good to you if you're dead, so you're going to need to get back to the chopper for an extraction if you want bragging rights and a fat bank account.

You step off the chopper and into the sweltering heat of the jungle, grab your gear from the old loot drop, and head off in search of fame, fortune, and prehistoric beasts. Nobody knows exactly why dinosaurs have shown up on this remote jungle island, but you know you can take them out. You've been hired as a mercenary to kill as many of these things as possible, and the good news is the checks have all cleared.

 

Last call!

Time to close down the show!

 

  • Share how our listeners can reach you!
  • Give any shout outs!

 

If we have time left we can do a would you rather!

 

Esme:

  • Shout outs to Provoke who may or may not be a dad yet :)
  • Join us in the things we do and play www.crossrealmrebellion.com
  • Download the Anchor app to leave us voice messages!
  • Criikette#1415
  • Cyberjudge#1220
  • Luminin#11155
  • EsmeraldaSky#1108
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We are launching our first show tonight so make sure to like and subscribe to us in all of the places to stay up to date with the show and to find out contact Information! We are an Entertainment podcast hosted by @CRRGamingGroup Members! We cover Games, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Food and everything in between!

 

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RaTed_Episode_S_2_E_1.pngSeason 2  Episode 1  of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Who wants to Introduce the show?:

Sity: I will do the intro into the show in case I fall asleep before we are complete. :)

Welcome survivors new and old to season 2 Episode 1 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!

 

Today is March 1, 2018

 

  • 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!

 

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)

Tell who you are and how many hours you have in the game so far :)

Esme 3,434 hrs on record

Felloon 3500 hrs -ish

Criikette 2902 hrs on record

Willektron 431 hrs

Sity 2811

*****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:

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

Esme:

https://blog.ark.io/ark-con-arks-first-official-meet-up-32256465320e

  • Pix Ark by Snail Games http://store.steampowered.com/app/593600/PixARK/ is coming out on steam this month!

    • Welcome to PixARK, a vast, wild world filled with vicious dinosaurs, magical creatures and endless adventure! To survive in this mysterious land, you must tame creatures both ferocious and cuddly, craft high tech and magical tools, and build your own base out of cubes.
    • With a robust character creator, an infinite number of voxel based maps and procedurally generated quests, your PixARK adventure will be completely unique. Team up with friends to form a tribe, or play on your own. Spend your time building a towering fortress or go on a quest in a sprawling cavern. Fly on the back of a dragon and smite your enemies with a magic wand, or ride a mighty T-Rex and blast your foes with a rocket launcher. In the world of PixARK, how you play is up to you – as long as you survive!
    • Pix Ark Info from an Interview between Player One and : Snail Games Executive Producer Peter : Kanghttp://www.player.one/pixark-producer-simplicity-solve-ark-problems-124318
      • PixARK also differs from its predecessor by making conscious attempts to be less of a time sink. A typical 12-hour wait to tame a Giga, for example, will be just a few minutes long in PixARK, (yay!!!) and a two-hour trip to restock gasoline will be replicated as a 15-minute diversion. This short-burst philosophy ties into Dino ownership too. Unlike Survival Evolved, tames in PixARK will only last for a maximum of three days.  It’s a tweak that Kang feels will rectify one of ARK’s biggest design flaws. He envisions a path that makes dinosaurs easier to tame but with a limited duration gain.

        “We felt like the whole dinosaur-farm concept was a poor design choice because it encouraged players to stockpile hundreds of dinosaurs for no reason. It created this scenario where players felt compelled to go online and feed the dinosaurs or they would die,” he said. “Having an attachment to your dinosaurs is great, (SHE CUT OUT HERE!!)  but it'd be a lot more fun if you had to tame raid-focused dinosaurs before each raid,” he explained.

        In this way, PixARK strives to address lasting issues that both Snail Games and Studio Wildcard acknowledged during the upcoming game’s development process. What you’re getting with PixARK, then, is a game built as an homage to Minecraft that encapsulates only the best and most digestible parts of Survival Evolved.
    • PixArk on Switch:
      https://www.nintendo-insider.com/tame-train-and-ride-dinosaurs-in-pixark-on-nintendo-switch/
  • Criikette: This made me think of another game coming out (http://www.arkparkvr.com/).  I don’t have more info on it atm, but I’ll look into it.  I will mention it in a second when we finish talking PixArk.
  • Changes in Ark Catch up!
    • On the 10th of February, turrets were hard-number limited to 100. This means that you will not be able to build over 100 turrets within a 10k unit radius, however existing set-ups with over 100 turrets will still function as normal until the 18th of February when we will enable the hard limit, which will retroactively disable (randomly selected) turrets that are over the 100 limit from functioning. Here's the patch note for the turret changes when they land on the 18th:
    • Monday February 26, 2018 https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/community-crunch-120-arkpocalypse-servers-r693/
    • Extinction Servers are now called Arkpocolypse Servers.
  • They will be off-lining some additional Legacy servers on March 9th. If you are a player on the Official Legacy Server Network please read the full post at the link below for more information as well as a list of which Legacy servers are being taken down permanently.
  • Fortitude now provides some resistance versus the effects of the Rex Roar, and this resistance carries onto player-ridden dinos too.
  • The Giga is no longer raged by fall damage
  • Cooldown added to tribe's changing their name ( I looked and I can not find any time given and have seen a lot of complaints where they cant change the tribe name at all atm.)
  • A common question from Primitive Plus fans is about the lack of content on Scorched Earth and Aberration. For TLC Patch #2 in March, they will finally be properly introducing the content to these maps so that Primitive fans will be able to take full advantage of the gamemode on these maps.

 

Who wants to read the Patch notes and PS4 Tweet?

 

PC Xbox and PS4 All seem to share the same patch notes atm?<---- (Esme)


Current ARK Official Server Network Servers

- Fixed an exploit that allowed players to get through the map/mesh
- Fixed issue where a second instance of certain boss fights could be started while someone was already inside
- Rework extinction mode save nuking to kill subfolders as well
- Increased plant projectile damage by 2.5x
- Projectiles do 3x damage to durability of chest pieces while a glider is attached
- Added logic to translate damage from player to their glider
- Added 10s cooldown between glides
- Lowered glide speed by 40%

 

TWEET ABOUT  PS4:  28 Feb 2018

ARK‏@survivetheark
28 Feb 2018
Survivors, we are currently investigating an issue affecting our PS4 Official Servers. Please stay tuned for information. ARK Transfers have been temporarily disabled whilst the team work on the problems reported.

 

FOLLOW UP TWEET We've identified the problem and are preparing to deploy our PS4 Official Servers with a rollback for prior to the deployment (before the chaos). Sorry for the inconvenience everyone, and thank you for your patience.

 

ESME WILL BRB

Willektron: A bit of “old news” - Dino TLC-pass Phase 1

WILL READS

Dino TLC - The Procoptodon!

- Receives a model update, animation update, sound pass, and some new abilities:
- Will take reduced fall damage
- Carry weight will be noticeably increased
- Can carry small creatures and baby dinos in its pouch
- A knockback kick which can affect significantly larger dinos
- Added an aimed jump which can be used by holding down the Jump key
- Carried characters in a pouch have reduced food consumption rate when carried by Mate-Boosted Female Procoptodons. (such an odd choice to make it so specific!)
- Babies imprinted while in a carried Procoptodon pouch receive more affinity

 

SITY READS Dino TLC - The Gigantopithecus A.K.A Bigfoot!
(interesting note: King Louie in the live action Jungle Book movie from a few years back was a Gigantopithecus, as per his song.  And voiced by the great Christopher Walken)


- Receives a model update, animation update, new fur, sound pass and some new abilities:
- The Bigfoot will receive an armour-degrading attack; this means when it fights, it'll do more damage to your armour's durability. It is important to note that the armour-degrading attack will not affect the Yeti creatures found in the game.
- Added the capability to climb ziplines (but not jump between them)
- Added a jump
- It can now carry and throw small creatures
- Throwing has been made more accurate, similarly to crabs with targeting cursor

The Aberrant Brute squad in training

 

FOERENDER READS Dino TLC - The Direbear!

- Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities:
- When riding a Direbear, players will be immune to bees. They won't be able to knock you off your bear, and they will target focus the bear instead of the player.
- The Direbear will also be able to harvest honey from wild beehives without attracting bees or hurting the hive using it's alternative attack. Plus the amount of honey it receives will be 3x the standard amount.
- Increased swim speed

 

Crikette Reads Dino TLC - The Direwolf!

- Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities:
- Howl now activates a pack buff for 90 seconds (with a 1.5 minute cooldown). When the Alpha howls, the pack also howls. The pack buff strengthens the Alpha, as well as its pack (reduced amount vs Alpha)
- Hunter's Instinct passive buff which will allow it to sniff out people/creatures with less than 50% health
- Sniff tertiary ability to indicate nearby explorer notes, or to detect buried/stealth creatures

 

Fell Reads Dino TLC - The Rex!

- Receives a model update, animation update,  and some new abilities:
- Its roar should receive a CD and make non-allies (under a certain dragweight) poop to act as a small stun/interrupt. There will be a cooldown on victims so that they cannot be pooplocked continuously.
- The roar will not be able to scare anything above its level
- Roar will cause players to poop but not stun them
- Rex's ability to climb over small rocks and steeper slopes have been improved.

 

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/community-crunch-114-dino-tlc-console-ragnarok-sales-nvidia-freestyle-r653/ (for comparison pictures)

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/patch-278-tlc-pass-1-valentines-day-tlc-phase-2-preview-great-migration-2-community-crunch-118-r684/ (for details on the changes that were made to the functionality of the animals)

 

Esme : Incase you want to watch it! Pretty cool! Dino TLC Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1T-fyt8Hvg

FOERENDER

Dear Diary,

I've done many things in Ark; sailed the seas, flown through the skies, stalked the lands, and been killed hundreds of times along the way. I decided it was time to hatch my first wyvern. I know that many of my fellow survivors have done this many times with ease. I can now put wyvern hatching on my long list of things I'm not good at. Firstly, stealing eggs while flying a pteranodon is extremely difficult. Once I stole an egg, I got back to base and promptly ate it. I had to go back and get another one. Then, I had trouble hatching it. I didn't have air conditioners, and so lazily settled for campfires. I got stuck on them, and burnt to death. This happened twice, then finally my wyvern hatched. Thankfully I raised it without a problem. I went into this endeavour hoping to spice up my life, and boy did I get what I wished for!

Yours truly,

Scarlettefury

****Dino Spotlight with Goon and Esme**** (Criikette adding his $.02)

Dino Name:    BASILISK

What are they? An Aggressive Carnivore that waits hidden underground for its prey to approach before it springs out in ambush. It can be seen before it attacks by noticing the dirt pile with 3 tentacles (tail spikes) sticking out.  They have a poison spit attack that releases a cloud of poison.  Hazmat and gas mask both seem to block this extra damage.  

 

Goon in green How to Tame:

Do Do Dex User Tip : Get yourself a Rock Drake, Karkinos, Spinosaurus or any other creature usually ignored by this creature, dismount to gain its attention and mount again; Drop the (Fertilized) Rock Drake Egg from YOUR inventory and proceed to circle the Basilisk until it loses interest on you. Wait for the feeding interval to end, repeat.

They are a passive tame, preferred food is the fertilized Rock Drake Egg (think this is the only food it eats)

They can be found:

 

  • On The Aberration Map
  • Spawns at an uncommon rate in The Portal and rarely in The Edge areas.

 

They can Damage Thatch and Wood.

GOON: Dododex user tips:

1-“Aberration survival rule #1: if you see a strange "v" in the ground, run for your life and don't look back”

ESME 2- “When it is underground it does use stamina which means it can not be underground permanently, it is extremely fast when it is underground and untargetable, and when underground it will be blocked by structures such as, walls, foundations, rocks, etc.”

Criikette Other tip:

1 - When you are riding it underground, you are using your oxygen up.  ‘Don’t get drown’d when underground.’

2 - Be careful as users have reported basilisks falling under the mesh when burrowing on lake/water floors.  

*****Felloons Admin Tip******

Tip:We thought it might be nice to add a series on Admin duties, tools and server setup so I’ve worked out a series on that topic.

 

  1. What does it mean to be an admin?

    1. This is obviously my opinion and how I try to model myself as an admin, and really is what I liked most about the various admins that I have been around.
    2. You serve the community.
      1. People still get stuck, have dino issues or the game glitches and you need to get their stuff back.
    3. TIP: if someone is stuck or their dino is stuck, it's easier to get their dino back if they are mounted - then admin teleport that player to you. (use showmyadminmanager)

TIP TIME!

 

  • ONLY FILL OUT ONE OF THE TIP Sections BELOW FOR EACH EPISODE.
  • SAVE EXTRA TIPS AND INFO FOR FUTURE SHOWS SO WE WILL NOT RUN OVER OUR TIME LIMIT. Crap I did two, dont do the gear up section
  • You do not have to add anything if you have nothing to add.
  • There can be more than one tip under a section, just not one host with multiple tips.

 

 

****Punching Trees*****

Do you have a tip for a new player? Share it below:

Goon: Build a raft

When you first arrive on the beach, a lot of people start building a shack, which is smart, but when you reach level 16 consider building yourself a raft. The raft takes you away from a majority of dangerous dinos, but it also makes for a great starter house. With it you can go around and get mats a lot easier, and when being chased it makes for a quick get away. You can put foundations down and make a nice shack, with all the crafting tables and forges to get you on a solid start. Just remember not to venture to far out into the water, the Leedsichthys will actively destroy them.

  • they have 88 structure limit (Esme discovered that they have a height limit too!)
  • You cannot reverse
  • You can hide the sail by pressing and holding the E-key
  • If you get stuck, look under it for a rock or log
  • Animals with that can use platform saddles will not stay on it, they slide right off


*****Alpha Tip*****
Do you have a tip for more experienced players? Share it below:

*****Pimp my Hut*****
Do you have a Building Tip, Tricks, Etc that you would like to share? Are you working on a building project? Have an idea for a building project? Share it here!

 

Willektron: Snap points for buildings

  • This is limited to S+, as far as I could tell
  • When you’re building a multiple story building, and you’re placing walls for the second story or above, it can place unevenly (some are lower or higher than others, by a small amount)
  • This is because both the ceiling and the top of the wall just below it have snap points, and it’s something of a toss-up which one your new wall will pick to snap to; it doesn’t always build in the place the hologram shows
  • If you want it to be flush with the top of the wall below, build the third level of wall before placing the ceiling - this is the most consistent overall
  • If you want your building to be just a bit taller, then this method works, but it’s not quite as straightforward: use pillars to place the ceilings before the wall below, place walls on top of the ceilings, then build the wall in below the ceilings. Unfortunately, with this method, it’s a toss-up whether the walls below will decide to snap to the bottom of your ceiling, or the bottom of the wall above it, so really you have the same issue, but it’s a little less noticeable with the order you’re building in
  • This is not an issue with vanilla structures. The positioning of the walls is the same whether you’re placing on top of a ceiling or another wall; regardless of the order you build in, everything is flush

 

*****Mod Spotlight*****
Have you found a mod you love? Have you found a mod you hated? This is a special Segment that spotlights a mod or include an interview with a mod dev.

 

Esme:

 

Mod By Eru Ellimist Entreri

Mod Id=1315694497
~Adds an additional item: Eru's Classic Glider Skin - The Glider Skin as it was prior to the 278.54 Patch~

-Requires learning the standard Glider to unlock (0 EP)
-Craftable in player inventory with standard resources

- Projectiles DO NOT do 3x damage to durability of chest pieces while this glider is attached - Pending Review
-NO added logic to translate damage from player to their glider
-NO added 10s cooldown between glides
-NO lowered glide speed by 40%

!!! INI Configurations coming when the 278.54 Patch Glider code is released to the dev kit !!!

(Clean & Stackable)

:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1315694497

 


*****Taming Pen*****

 

  • Cover info on one creature on the island.
  • Do you have any Taming Tricks to share? A Taming Tip?

 

 

SITY: Gear Up man:

What does everyone wear?  I wear a combo of gear for daily stuff - with a shield, but have FUR for ICE and GHILLIE for like Honey (until I get a bear)  and for sneaking up on Tapajara’s

 

Criikette note: I usually get one or two really good pieces of ghillie/desert (usually helmet and boots) to wear alongside my flak/riot.  These can provide enough hyperthermal insulation to prevent being hot in the majority of climates.  I don’t normally carry a shield as they are quite heavy, but I always have one at base in case I’m doing something that needs one.

Do you guys change for a particular scenarios?  Taming certain Dino requires certain armor or protection,it really helps.  Along with saddle upgrades for dinos.

*****Enraged*****
Do you want to share something you would like to see changed or something you have seen that the community seems to dislike?

Felloon: 10s CD on glider.. Is really just the straw that broke the camel’s back. I wish when Wildcard changes something for pvp balance they would leave an ini file out for the folks that didn't want to live in whinnersville...

*****Damn E Key******
Did you do something full of fail this week? Maybe hit the E key again? Share it here!

 


*****Dino Sutra*****

Do you have a tip regarding taming?  Maybe a certain dino that you just can’t get enough of?  Share it here!

Criikette: S+ Mutator

Since we’re using the S+ mod set, we have access to the Mutator and Hitching Post.  What this does is sends out a pulse that lasts for 5 minutes(?) and any dino conceived (egg laid or mammalian pregnant) during this time will have a guaranteed mutation (or multiple).  It costs 10 element for a pulse so it’s not cheap (even with our increased rates), so I try to maximize the effect of this.  What this means is that I try to prep as many dinos to mate during the time as I can.  In order to make it quicker to get all the dinos to start mating “on cue” as opposed to having to go and set them to wander, I utilize the fact that they will not start to mate if they are on wander AND on follow.  The hitching post allows us to set a dino to wander but not have them move.  So I set them all to wander and follow me.  Then after I hit the mutation pulse, I whistle “All stop” (default U), and they will start to mate.  My plan using this same strategy to make it even easier is to set up a breeding bin outside of my normal base where I can safely use the dreaded and dangerous whistle “All follow” (default J).  This way, I can set them up to all follow with one key and not worry about messing up my base.  Other variations that I have plans for and will be testing out would be to sit on a dino and whistle All follow so that I can keep them on wander at all times, but they will only mate when I want them to (useful to not have unclaimed dinos wandering around).  Also, using the tame groups (Add class to group) and the “ignore group whistles” is useful to be able to use the J key but only affect the dinos that you want.

*****LAST CALL*****

Did you have something that you forgot to mention during the show? Say it now or wait a week!

Want to share how our listeners can get ahold of us?
Esme: You can join us in the games we play www.Crossrealmrebellion.com

 

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Episode # 14 of Rated EXTRA SHOW NOTES  

Who wants to intro the show!? - For real this time: Willektron!

Welcome to Rated Extra!

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

 

  • Today is February 9 , 2018 !
  • 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.com

 

Introduce tonight's crew! 

Esme: We can’t just slide into your Feed and pretend we have been here the entire time! Where have we be guys? Feel Free to update the listeners on what you've been upto prior to our return. You don't have to write out any explanation, but add your name below and I will call on you in the order they are listed :) We should catch everyone up :)

TIME TO TALK GAMES!

(These are merely Suggestions for input :) Obviously don’t pick them all.)

 

  • 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: Promo

Input: Zelda BotW, Mario, Nintendo Switch, Dragon Ball Fighter Z,

 

Name: Esme

Input: ARK! Back in Ark!

 

Ylands,

https://store.bistudio.com/products/ylands

 

Rules of survival on mobile

 

You can play it on PC ( thanks to the heads up via Cyber Judge)

https://www.rulesofsurvivalgame.com/

Welcome to the brand new RULES OF SURVIVAL arena, where the deathmatch has now been raised to a thrilling epic scale! This is a Battle Royale game now played by over 100 million people worldwide.

 

May we present you with a fully upgraded new 8x8 km map that allows 300 players to battle on a wide variety of terrains. Only one will survive!

 

Beware, your safe zone is shrinking! So collect scattered weapons, arm yourself to the teeth, and wield your tactics like no other.

 

Alert !!! It is not just any survival game. You will re-write the RULES OF SURVIVAL!

Come embark on a world-class battle royale NOW!

 

【Game Feature】

Run or Fight!

- Absolute fair play in a massive HD map.

Last Man Standing!

- Solo or team mode in a 120 survivors’ battle.

Pick up and Use!

-Wide variety of firearms and accessories.

Fast and Furious!

- Drive vehicles across different terrains.

Click “Help” in-game to contact us if you need help.

 

Follow us to get exciting updates:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RulesofSurvival

Twitter: @RoS_Mobile ; @RoS_JPofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RulesofSurvival

Official Website: http://www.rulesofsurvivalgame.com/

World of Prandis :

Real MMORPG!
Arena, Battlefield, Dungeon, Raid, RvR, Seamless Open World!
and Free Flight Whole World!


The latest information can be found here
https://www.facebook.com/OryugenWoP/

World of Prandis(WoP)
Real MMORPG (Full3D Seamless OpenWorld MMORPG)
Seamless open world (Not loading world to moving) and Fly anywhere
Two regions Vir and Femina (It is hostile to each other)
3 tribes (Haru, Human, Turk by 2 Gender)
6 classes (Warrior, Paladin, Hunter, Assassin, Mage, Warlock)
4000+ Monsters and 2000+ user in one World
Party, Guild, Couple system
Realtime field PVP and Arena, dungeon, battleground, raid
Job skills (Etc. Mining, gathering, fishing, cooking, playing instruments)

Name: Willektron

Input: Aaaaahhhhh so many games! Will list out details before the show. (Or maybe I won’t, haha.)

Quantum Break, Yakuza 4, Sea of Thieves Beta, Dragon Ball FighterZ, fighting games in general, Skyrim VR, Playstation VR in general, Tomb Raider (2013), Salt and Sanctuary (if it hasn’t been discussed before), and moooooooore.

Nintendo Switch - Dark Souls Remaster.

Also, Overwatch. Time-sucking Overwatch.

Dropmix.

I also got the Shadow of the Colossus remake this week, and should probably mention that

 

Name: Cyberjudge

Input:

Dark and Light  - Game is still very early beta but still a ton of fun

 

  • Very similar to Ark with some big differences that seems to attract me to it. For example Magic!! If you wish in DNL you can actually be like a wizard and craft different spells for your staff.
  • Skills a structured in a way that it’s not just about leveling your character to unlock the skills, in DNL you level each skill. IE Chopping Trees improved your woodworking, once you unlock first tier of woodworking, chopping trees is not as effective as building wood structures to unlock the other tiers. It’s IMO a fantastic way to unlock skills.
  • CRR has a Dark and Light server up and running. It’s open exclusively to CRR members. I took over the server and anybody who wishes to join, can send me a message in Discord with there Steam ID to be added to the list of players who can access the server.

 

 

Ark - Aberration has been fun. Best was the first few days when it felt like being a noom all over again.

 

PUBG - I’m still playing PUBG when I get others to join. I’ve found I’m not racing to play PUBG solo anymore. The game came out of early access back in December, just before Christmas. With the 1.0 release they released a new desert map and a mechanic that was long needed (vaulting). I’m still awful at the game but do enjoy playing when I have others to balance out my bad game play. ;)

 

7 Days to Die - I have played a small amount of this game. Not enough to talk in depth about. It’s a survival horror game. Lots of zombies, and every 7 game days is a red moon where you better have a good base built or you will be over run. If there are any CRR members playing, it would be cool to meet up together on a server to play together.

 

Name:Gigabyte

Input: Eve online, Ark castle build, Pubg vs fortnite and overwatch

http://secure.eveonline.com/signup/?invc=1e7d9b1f-da51-41ad-90a9-8b93274ba38f&action=buddy

 

Name: Criikette

Input:

Ark - (I’ll save most of this stuff for Rated Ark) Saw that Aberration was released and it brought me back to Ark and CRR.  Very fun stuff, beautiful to see and just fun to explore.  If you haven’t heard of it or used it, the nVidia Freestyle settings make it look even more beautiful.  It lets you essentially apply effects real time to your game. I think it is meant for streamers really, but I love it just as a player.  My favorite settings are Vibrance and Contrast to Max. It just makes all the shinies in Ab pop.

How to install nVidia Freestyle

 

Subnautica - Took a small break from Aberration to finally load up Subnautica.  Refreshing change as it felt less dangerous.  Bioluminescence was very similar to the blue zone of Ab. Biggest problem was pressing the Ark keys to try to do things, like E to try to activate things.  It is also nice to know that the world is frozen while not online.  Wish that Freestyle worked in SubN.

 

Pathfinder (i.e. D&D) - Tabletop RPG that I had played a bunch before but had taken a break. Got back into it after my move and spent a lot of time playing that again with local players.  Got more into painting miniatures (which I know Foe does as well).  Been debating about getting an airbrush to help.

 

Probe Time!

 

  • 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? Need some advice? Etc.

 

 

Name: Yogi

Input: If you could be a mammal in your next life what would you be and why?

Name: Esme

Input: “If your five-year-old self suddenly found themselves inhabiting your current body, what would your five-year-old self do first?”

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:

What the health

Rotten

Atypical

The end of the F***ing world

Big mouth

The Standups

Tom Segura - completely normal

Love

 

  • If you want to record your Mobile game play on Android I like this free to use App
  • DU Recorder is a free, stable, high-quality screen recorder for Android that helps you record smooth and clear screen videos. With a variety of features such as screen capture, video recorder, video editor and no rooting needed, DU Recorder provides an easy way to record screen videos, like game videos, video calls, live shows, and more - making everything simple!

 

 

From Amarochi: Weekly Sales on Pubg, Overwatch and Dragon Ball z!

https://www.g2a.com/en/best-offers/weeklysale?adid=FB_weekly_20180209_interests&id=100&utm_source=FB&utm_medium=ADS&utm_campaign=FB_weekly_20180209_interests

 

Criikette: Black Mirror

 

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Episode # 13 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 October 21st , 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?

 

Willektron! (Probably XP)

 

Listener Email by Jim sent in Sept 25th :)

Who wants to read!? Cyberjudge

LitRPG is an amazing genre for gamers or anyone really. I devour these books and the genre has been around for a while which is beneficial for fans.

Nick podehl is by far one of the best narrators I've ever heard.

Best LitRPG ive listened to and some others.

The Land series
Awaken Online series
Sigil Online: Paragons
Ascend Online
Viridians Gate Online

Other notable books

Armada - Ernest Cline
We are legion, We are Bob
Off to be a wizard - (very Rick and morty meets the matrix in a fantasy setting)

!!!!Best Book soon to hopefully be a movie!!!!!
Sooo good!!

Res Rising series. It's a trilogy l highly reccomend.

Only problem with LitRPG is they all tend to have a familiar theme.

Enjoy!

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 gaming related Article you want to share?
  • Any game! Any Platform! Share it here!
  • PLEASE INCLUDE LINKS

 

Name: Promo

Input: Starbound

TF2

Deceit

Kings Quest

 

Name:Gigabyte (esme i swear if you put me first again lol)

Input: Pubg, Destiny 2, eve online, fractured space

Name: Cyberjudge

Input:

 

 

 

 

  • With the recent release of Shadow of War. I decided to install the predecessor, shadow of Mordor which I picked up a long time ago in a steam sale or humble bundle but never installed it. The game is not bad and is a very open world game. You can pick what you want to do and there are a lot of choices. the game takes place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The player controls Talion, a Ranger who bonds with a wraith, as the two set out to avenge the deaths of their loved ones. Players can engage in melee combat, and use wraith abilities to fight and manipulate enemies. The cool thing about this game is how it has a Nemesis System, which allows the NPCs to remember the deaths of Tailion (you) and reacts accordingly. If a Captain kills you, they get stronger and move up in Sauron’s Army Rank. If you encounter them again they will remind you they killed you and make other comment s pertaining to your last meeting.  It's a good game when I need to play something solo. The controls are very similar to Assassin's Creed if you have played that game before. (I’m playing on PC using and XBox 360 controller)
    (http://store.steampowered.com/app/241930/Middleearth_Shadow_of_Mordor/)

 

 

 

  • I also recently joined other CRR members in Team Fortress 2. We had a great time and I look forward to having more game nights in tf2. For those who have never played, tf2 is a f2p team based shooter with Various different play modes. The games graphics are more cartoony and the maps are not overly large but the game is still fast paced and fun when you are playing with a good group of players.

 

 

Name: Esme

Input:

Fallout shelter on Steam

http://www.falloutshelter.com/

Available on IOS, Google Play, Steam, xbox one

FTP-

Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland.

 

Dilly dallying around in the Bit wonder worlds of Starbound, Terraria, and Stardew Valley :) I finally got married and I'm working on gathering stuff to unlock the community center :)

 

9 PC gaming myths we believed when we were kids

http://www.pcgamer.com/9-pc-gaming-myths-we-believed-when-we-were-kids/

Name:Foe

Input: star wars Destiny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyiconTALbw (this is a trailer Promo)

Tabletop Simulator

Tabletop Simulator is the only simulator where you can let your aggression out by flipping the table! There are no rules to follow: just you, a physics sandbox, and your friends. Make your own games and play how YOU want! Unlimited gaming possibilities!

,  getting the first CRR DnD campaign going , a lot of Destiny 2 on ps4 , getting ready to play some happy dungeons,  looking forward to blizzcon . ROLL 20

CRR DnD campaign

“The Grey Raven Inn , is located on the north side of town close enough to the Well to draw in new customers but far enough to not be overrun with new faces , this draws in the locals , there location is borderline the "Rich" quarter and the middle class quarter . THE Inn is kept it great shape with fine wood work a large bar that takes up the whole south wall in the main room across the Room past the tables is a huge stone fireplace which keeps the main level of the inn warm in the winter , there is a small stage and a medium dance floor in front  of it . There is always music playing thanks to the in house band and often times people dancing to the music . The inn has the old beer smell that's expected in the Inn but it's an undertone to the wonderful scents of baked bread , This in is known for its honey oat ale and sweet cinnamon rolls as well as a fine lamb stew . Olen the bar keep and owner is a rather large fellow with a loud  Boisterous laugh , he doesn't hide his battle scars from his time spent as a soldier he has the build of a black Smith and has a rather large Axe hanging behind the bar probably why his Inn is kept rather clean . Rose  Molina And Quincy are his 3 daughters and bar maidens all 3 attractive and  flirtatious but Olens eye keeps paws at check no doubt.  Reese his wife is  responsible for the fine food and the secret  family ale recipe .  This inn is great for info , and jobs Do to the fact it draws in a rather mixed crowd”

 

HAPPY DUNGEONS https://www.happydungeons.net/

 

Name: Willektron

Input:

Speaking of living card games, Red Dragon Inn http://slugfestgames.com/games/rdi/

Finished Persona 5: https://atlus.com/persona5/home.html

Grim Dawn: http://store.steampowered.com/app/219990/Grim_Dawn/

http://www.grimdawn.com/webfiles/guide/Devotion_Fullscreen01.jpg

Tomb Raider (Reboot): http://store.steampowered.com/app/203160/Tomb_Raider/

 

https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly

Name :provoke  ummmm………links? Lol

.Links like:

Genre: real time strategy,

starcraft ,

starcraft 2http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/,

 c and c,

redalert2 https://cncnet.org/red-alert-2,

red alert 3 (xbox 360) http://store.steampowered.com/app/17480/Command__Conquer_Red_Alert_3/ (this is the steam link not 360 but it works :) )

My first ever pc game was command and conquer, red alert 2 was great. .

and then starcraft .  i have been playing starcraft 2 ( blizzard game) off and on and just recently remembered that i pre-ordered the remastered starcraft so i haven't really gotten a chance to try the remastered yet. . . . i miss playing them (memories of the good old days) i never know if anyone else is interested in them .  the story in starcraft 2 is fun and there are a lot of options for the multiplayer. Mutation i've found is definitely the most challenging. Coop options as well as 1v1 or 2v2  they can get pretty hectic at times . the more you play the better stuff  you can build and different boosts to some abilities. There are hours of gameplay still ahead but i find that the rts genre is kinda forgotten about I definitely should have been more prepared for this but that's my spiel.

 

Its time for a Side Quest!

Tonight we are sharing weird, funny, and strange games to confirm that there is literally a game out there for everything or everyone?

Share a crazy, funny, strange game you have found and share it with the group!

Please include the links:)

Name:Foe

Input:Tea party simulator 2015

 

Name: Esme

Input: WTH did I find lol

 

"how do you Do It?" puts players in the role of an 11-year-old girl whose mother has just stepped out for an errand. The girl immediately grabs her dolls and furtively attempts to figure out how sex works using these plastic surrogates.”

http://store.steampowered.com/app/353360/how_do_you_Do_It/?curator_clanid=7099409

 

“Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles.”

http://store.steampowered.com/app/224480/Octodad_Dadliest_Catch/?curator_clanid=7099409

 

OGBOBBY

http://store.steampowered.com/app/654880/Dream_Daddy_A_Dad_Dating_Simulator/

 

Name: Cyberjudge

Input: knights of pen and paper 2 (http://www.paradoxplaza.com/knights-of-pen-and-paper-2/KPKP02GSK-MASTER.html) the game is free on mobile and $8 on Steam. I'm playing on mobile only. The game is 16 bit d&d game played as if you are playing the pen and paper game. The game basically evolves around a table that has a dungeon master and your team of players you create. Behind the table will be a scene depicting where you are and showing any enemies you are battling. I'm not sure what the Steam version is like but I find the f2p mobile version is a bit challenging and without using the real money store kind of grindy to get money. The game is fun however and keeps drawing me back. The game is made by Paradox interactive

Name: Promo

Input: House Flipper

http://store.steampowered.com/app/613100/House_Flipper/

House Flipper is a unique chance to become a one-man renovating crew. Buy, repair and upgrade devastated houses. Give them a second life and sell at a profit!

 

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: The OA, Netflix Original

“A woman missing for seven years turns up at a hospital with strange scars on her back but can’t or won’t reveal where she’s been.”

Stranger Things Season 2

Name:Foe

Input:getting into star wars books trying to figure out where to start cannon only

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/4/15299448/star-wars-novels-recommendations

Name: Esme

Input:

Wisdom Of The Crowd
Wisdom of the Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter's murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner, develops "Sophe," an online platform for publicly shared information he's certain will find his daughter's killer. As Tanner taps into the "wisdom of the crowd," his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that's personal to him.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/wisdom-of-the-crowd/

 

Impractical Jokers

“Four comedians and lifelong friends compete to embarrass each other out amongst the general public with a series of hilarious and outrageous dares. When Sal, Joe, Q, and Murr challenge each other to say or do something, they have to do it. And if they refuse, they lose. At the end of every episode, the biggest loser must endure a punishment of epic proportions. This season, the guys pose as hot dog vendors, gymnasts, waiters, clerks at a bridal shop and more. As for the punishments, from skydiving to the rodeo to the body piercing shop, they are bigger, badder, and funnier than ever before.”

 

Name: Cyberjudge

Input: URL to use on Mixer: https://www.twitch.tv/collections/nhS5vbvG1hTjmg (if mixer will allow it lol) I've gotten addicted to watching the D&D Twitch channel. My favorite by far to watch is the Force Grey series. First season was Giant Hunters, the second season which is currently coming out weekly is Lost City of Omu.  Both seasons where DMed by Matthew Mercer (Animated Voice Actor known for ThunderCats, DC Super Friends and others). The different voices he uses to tell the stories make it so interesting. The first season starred: Chris Hardwick (House of 1000 Corpses, The Lego Batman Movie, Talking Dad), Shelby Fero (Standup comedian), Ashley Johnson (Blind Spot, Growing Pains, The Avengers), Jonah Ray, Utkarsh Amdudkar (Pitch Perfect). The second season starred:  Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Spider-Man), Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil, True Blood), Brian Posehn (The Big Bang Theory, Fantastic 4: Rise of the SIlver Surfer), Dylan Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place), and returning from Season 1 Utkarsh Ambudkar)

 

ESME:

You can follow our New Podcast Network Twitter
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You can follow our upcoming Gaming Podcast that will pretty much just be like these Rated Extras : @CrossRealmPod https://twitter.com/CrossRealmPod

 

Join us in game and possible as a member on our show(s) at www.crossrealmrebellion.com

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Episode 62 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES
Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 61 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!
Today is September 29, 2017!
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 CROSSREALMREBELLION.COM
And you can now watch us record live on Mixer 10:30pm est at https://mixer.com/RatedArk !

NAME:
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!
Welcome to the Cross Realm Rebellion Gaming Group Discord @Aeseir
Welcome to the Cross Realm Rebellion Gaming Group Discord @Squidgybud
Welcome to the Cross Realm Rebellion Gaming Group Discord @snowkiller007 !

 

 

Scarelettefury Diaries
Dear Diary,

I've officially moved from the Island to Ragnarok! It didn't take long, as I decided to set my dinos free and start from scratch. This time I'm going to go full medieval. Once I've finished building my castle, I'm going to breed Equus' as my next project! I've never tried full-time breeding before, so it could be interesting. Hopefully the recent invasion of Bush people won't wipe out all my hard work!

P.S. I've heard of a newly discovered underground world, full of fantasy creatures and new lands. I can't wait to travel there someday!

 

 

 

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

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)
ARK Digest Edition! (Digest 50)

Here is our special Aberration edition question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz!

Survivor Eschmidty505 asks, "Will Aberration have an Ascension boss like the island?"

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Yes, along with an increased Ascension level and a narrative-advancing ending!

Survivor NeckRipper asks, "Will dlc content carrier over to the different arks island, center and rag? Like zipline, ice picks ect…"

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Yes, it will, and all of the items are being designed to be useful on more than just Aberration.

Survivor danleveille asks, "How will taming work in Aberration? Will there be any major changes to the taming mechanic or will it remain roughly similar? Will there be Kibble? Asking for a friend."

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For your “friend”, I can say that while most creatures will be similar in core mechanics to The Island creatures, there are a few that are rather batsh$t crazy to tame. One even involves xenomorphic impregnation and chestbursting.

Survivor xViiVD asks, "I have heard from multiple sources that there will be no fliers on this map. Will you restrict any form of transferring fliers or will tribes be allowed pteras and wyverns over to Aberration from the island?

Quote
By default and on Official Servers there will not be any rideable fliers transferrable onto the map, in order to encourage new forms of traversal. This will be a server option of course.

Survivor OnePotatoChip asks, "Does this map have more of a PvE focus or at least more PvE oriented content?"

Quote
In my view Aberration is the most PvE oriented ARK yet, with more story development than ever before, and more unique non-natural mythos “landmarks” to find and explore.

Survivor WeebTrash asks, "I heard that because of how Aberration's map is designed, gamma won't work on it to make it lighter, is this true? If so, is there gonna be a server option for unofficials to enable gamma working on that map?"

Quote
Not sure where you heard that, no plans to change the current gamma functionality.

Survivor RaifuForLaifu asks, "What are "Element Chambers"?"

Quote
They are zones of intense radiation where it is possible to collect Element Ore, as well as encounter certain hideous, aggressive creatures.

Survivor HighFlyer15 asks, "Unlike Scorched Earth, where we saw a whole lot of creatures from the Island, can we expect only to see new creatures on Aberration?"

Quote
Aberration will include various biome-appropriate creatures from The Island, similar to Scorched Earth.

Survivor Wolf Angelus asks, "What has persuaded you guys to go the sci-fi approach? You could have picked many different routes, but what was the logical thought for this choice, and the incorporation of radiation, and other such things that are "space-themed"?"
Quote
Specifically in this case, Aberration was chosen in order to develop the next story arc of… ARK!

Survivor Blackwolfe asks, "Will the cliff platforms be like the tree platforms in the way that they can only be placed in specific spots or will you be able to place them anywhere? Will you be able to snap things on cliff platforms?"

Quote
You can build the cliff platforms onto ANY surface that has sufficient attachment area, not only at pre-determined locations.

Survivor PuffyPony asks, "A big part of Aberration is the idea that a malfunctioning ARK led to mutations in its population. Are we getting/can we get lore into what developed into what? Like the Lantern Pug appears to be a mutated Angler, the Rock Drake could be a Megalania, the crazy Mysterious Mysteries #1 a Thylacoleo... I'd love to get some of the background on that, since it'd tie the DLC into the base game nicely."

Quote
Yes, there will be some indications along those lines. What developed into the Nameless?

Survivor alcarazr asks, "Will we be able to directly harvest Element in Aberration, either as a resource (with a new tool, such as a special pick) or by killing certain creatures?"

Quote
Yes.

Survivor Deaner asks, "Will Aberration have a new building tier just like Scorched Earth got the adobe building tier?"

Quote
It won’t have a completely unique tileset, but will have a lot of new utility structures.

Survivor lysergicsid asks, "It was mentioned that the Ark in Aberration has an unstable atmosphere, leaks, etc. so how does that tie into the gameplay, if at all? Like are there some areas where you can suffocate outside of water? If so, will there be any masks or tools that can counteract this?"

Quote
Yes there are areas with Low or No Oxygen, and of course the incredibly harsh surface radiation, along with various other environmental hazards. Yeah, there’s a new Hazard Suit designed to aid in counter-acting SOME of these conditions.

Survivor TalSet asks, "This world is supposed to be hostile with mutants correct? Is it going to be one of those situations where its very difficult to start and you constantly die as you spawn?"

Quote
We’re trying to make the initial difficulty ramp more forgiving on this ARK, for example the giant “Fertile Chamber” is actually pretty chill, and things get more difficult the deeper you go...

Survivor DauntedVenus asks, "Well, the question most of the community will ask is... will there be legacy servers for this DLC?"

Quote
Of course!

Survivor DiloFodder asks, "Will you be able to fire weapons from the back of the rock wyvern? I think it would be equal parts amazing and terrifying to have a firing platform for a sniper that functions as a glider and can utilize a basic active camouflage and would be awesome to use for guerrilla style warfare."

Quote
Yes.

Survivor Ashtray asks, "Will the cave climbing picks be able to be used freely on any cliff/cave or only on certain areas?"

Quote
Freely on essentially any surface :)

Survivor Colonel Siberia asks, "How useful a role will regular land animals with no climbing dynamics be in moving about? Will we be able to go from one biome to the next without needing to switch to a more mobile creature like the showcased rock drake? Or will there be geographical limitations that necessitate adding all-terrain creatures to our arsenals and adapting to the topography?"

Quote
Most of Aberrations creatures have capabilities to move through the complex environment, and there are also new structures to aid in both primitive and high-tech dino mobility...

Survivor Colonel Siberia asks, "How will earthquakes change the way players build their bases and raise their dinos? Are the earthquakes capable of damaging structures and, if so, are there any ways we can mitigate these effects?"

Quote
They are capable of damaging structures, but they’re only intense in certain areas of certain biomes. Building permanent bases there is not advised!

Survivor Colonel Siberia asks, "How will radiation affect the way players explore and how will hazard suits work with the system? Will there be any strange creatures that survive, and possibly even thrive, in radiation zones? Is the radiation solely on the surface, or will we encounter some underground, as well?"

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Yes, a few creature types benefit from radiation. It’s not solely on the surface, but is most intense there. The Hazard Suit mitigates radiation and other extreme environmental dangers, but its durability is decreased over time when under such effects.
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*****PATCH NOTES*****1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Current Version: v270.1
- Client: Fixed Tek Armor clipping into view when using Tek Sword
- Client: RMB should no longer activate the "charge" attack of the Tek Sword & Gloves when cancelling structure placement
- Client: In the Inventory Menu, Shift+HotkeySlotBinding while hovering over an item will equip it into that HotKey Slot #. Control+HotKeySlotBinding will remove the item from the corresponding HotKey Slot (putting it back into your regular Inventory).

Main Topic
Steam Workshop Highlight!
Search for cool mod/s! Post and talk about them!
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Name: provoke
Input: Automated ark
:author “blitzfire911”
I heard of this mod a while ago , watching a streamer that i’ve been watching; since the start of my ark days. . From what i’ve seen and heard of it . . it would take all the tedious parts out of everyday operations that occur in ark. . i know myself i hate organizing my vaults and get super bothered by the fact that i can never find anything because i give up sorting after just a few mins. Transfering items after farming emptying bosses after a leveling run etc. . yeah i know that the s+ mod allows pulling. This mod seems to a whole lot more than that. . i am mid testing it on a single player server. It’s going to take some time being i suck at the admin commands and it takes me forever to actually get anything done . I wonder if anyone would be interested in going to a private server to give it a try or have heard anything about it. . . will it actually work with the extinction core mod?. I am definitely looking forward to checking it out some more . and maybe even convincing the admins to give it a try on our modded server. .

Name: Cyberjudge
Input: Dino Tracker - Though I have not tried this mod, the description makes it sound like a mod I’d love. Yes on our ecor server we have the pet finder mod but Dino Tracker by Knevilo sounds like you can track a specific dino. Would be a cool mod to try.

A mod that I have tried and love using is Super Spyglass by Orionsun (The same guy who makes Structures Plus) Super Spyglass allows you to pull out the spyglass and get the full stats of the wild dino including its health and torpor. It’s a nice little mod when trying to hunt the perfect specs for a tame.
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Name: Promo
Input: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=821530042
Upgrade Station v1.8h

 

TIP TIME!

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: Cyberjudge
Input: Continuing off with my last punching trees tip. Don’t start off trying to tame the biggest baddest dino you see. Learn the different types of dinos and focus on resource gathering dinos to allow you to build faster and some lower difficulty carnovaurs for defense. Yes it would be lovely at level 20 to have a tamed T-Rex but that may not be feasible without help. Start by trying to get a Trike for a pack mule and can get berries and thatch fairly easy. Once a bit more advanced look for Castoroides (aka Beaver) for wood, Megaloceros (aka Deer) for thatch, Anklosaurus for Metal, and Doedicurus for Stone. For defense start basic with things like Dilophosaur and then move to Raptor, then Carno and so on.

LAST CALL
____________________________________________________
Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!
https://teespring.com/stores/cross-realm-rebellion-store

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: Would you rather: be alone for the rest of your life or always be surrounded by annoying people?

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Rated_Ark_2_.pngEpisode # of Rated EXTRA SHOW NOTES - Who wants to read? Foe

Welcome to Rated Extra!

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

 

  • Today is September 22, 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast !
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!

 

Introduce tonight's crew! Who wants to? Esme

Gaming Chat!

 

  • Do you have some gaming news to share?
  • Some releases you can't wait for?
  • Want to tell us what you have been playing?
  • A Gaming related article to share?

 

Any game! Any Platform! Share it here!

(PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THE ENTIRE NEWS FEED FROM EVERY NEWS SOURCE :P )

Name: Cyberjudge

Input: Correction from the last RatedArk Podcast (episode 61): The Official Ark app does not have features similar to Dododex. There is an app similarly named in the android play store.  I was looking at “Survive ARK Companion” by LandDragon instead of “SurviveTheArk Community” by Studio Wildcard.

 

Other stuff I’ve been doing: Been playing a lot of PUBG, many CRR members are playing and I’ve been able to team up with @Gigabyte, @Provoke, @mPolo, and others.

 

I also took advantage of the Steam free weekend of Tom Clancy: The Division. I enjoyed the free weekend enough that I bought it while it was still on sale and now I have total gamer ADD bouncing between Ark, PUBG and Division. :)

 

Name:Esme

 

  • Input: I downloaded the Newest Puzzle Pirates, Dark Seas that is in Early Access on steam for free and I am enjoying it as it is a type of game I have never played. Luminin has been talking about it FOREVER but I had never got to try it.
  • Brace yourself for swashbuckling puzzle action as you pillage your way to glory across the briny deep! Create and customize a pirate, collect booty, and join a player-run crew of cutthroats! Every activity in Puzzle Pirates is a uniquely fun puzzle: be it sailing, gunning, or hauling treasure, your own puzzling skill determines your success!”
  • Warcraft: I hopped back in to World of Warcraft ! I have made a new gnome hunter on the Moonguard RP server and have been jumping back and forth leveling my 105 to 110 on lightbringer. :)
  • New Pet: Adopt Shadow the Fox and Help Support Disaster Relief Efforts
  • For every Shadow fox adopted between now and December 31, 2017, 100% of the $10 USD adoption fee will be donated to both American Red Cross Disaster Relief and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Fund. Your donation will be split equally between both organizations

 

 

 

  • BLIZZCON 2017 :
  • This year is the 11th BlizzCon,
  • Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 2017.
  • Virtual Ticket : BlizzCon® 2017 Virtual Ticket
    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD $39.99
  • World of Warcraft mount with Horde and Alliance variants! Keep an eye out for more details on this year's in-game goodies. On Demand Replays,Add A Goody Bag for !0$ off the regular price of 45$. Supplies are limited. You don't need a virtual ticket to purchase the goodie bag this year.

 

 

 

  • I am still playing Stardew Valley . I like that it is a game I can chip away at without any pressure although part of me wants a multiplayer version ASAP because I think it would be neat to have my friends living in town with me :) They are working on it in the form of having upto 3 cabins on our farm where you frinds can live as farm hands :) https://stardewvalley.net/stardew-valley-multiplayer-news/
  • I tried joining a Terraria Server and since I dont know a lot about the game I felt extremely lost lol I spawned inside what looked like a persons castle where someone just started attacking me right away lol

 

 

Name:Foe

Input:GTA V smugglers run , my regular mobile line up , got back into tabletop gaming been having a blast playing malifaux and a new card game called star wars Destiny has a really cool dice mechanic , and of course DESTINY 2 on ps4 already cleared most of the raid been having a great time … but...

 

Name: Promo

Input: “Modded Ark”, Admin Powers, Events, Minecraft with my Son. Free games!  

 

Name: Luminin

Input: I’ve spent a good bit of time in Black Desert Online, which I think is an old Korean MMO that’s went international. It’s very grindy and has a different flavor than what I’m used to, but that’s what makes is feel so fresh I think. I’ve been focusing on raises horses, trying to get a max tier and then I’ll work myself into a very profitable life as a horse trader and go into early retirement.

 

Luminin in Black Desert Online.

“Well HE sounds hideous!”

“Well he is, so…”

Recommendations!

 

  • Any recommendations on Food? Books? TV? Movies? Podcasts? Games? Music ? Etc :) ? Share it here!

 

Name: Promo

Input: Merlin! (I thought it was the handheld game from the 80’s- goon)

 

Name: Cyberjudge

Input: Looking Forward to the start of the new season of all the CW DC comics shows. Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash. Also from the Marvel universe Agent's of Shield.

ESME- back

 

Name: Esme I am still chipping away at Merlin. I am in season 4 out of five and I hate the endings of things so i am trying to space it out :) The hubs and I have started watching a show on NBC that just wrapped up its season finale called Midnight, Texas

“Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. From Niels Arden Oplev, the visionary director of "Mr. Robot," and based on the hit book series from author Charlaine Harris ("True Blood"), comes a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.”

Small Town, Big Mayor is an UP original series.
D’Lo Mississippi is a quaint and quirky town straight from the 1950’s; everybody knows everybody and life is idyllic for its residents.  There’s only one problem for this town of 456: Main Street is shut down, people are moving to the city at alarming rates and it’s very possible that D’Lo may cease to exist.

Mayor John Henry Berry is a fourth generation D’Lo native and perhaps the most passionate, hands-on public servant in America. The white-suit-wearing, golf-cart-driving, firebrand campaigned on the promise that he would restore D’Lo to its former glory and he now has four years to do it. John Henry has developed an ambitious, 95-point plan to save his beloved town and — just as importantly — preserve a way of life that is dying all across America.Small Town Big Mayor on the cable Channel UP”

Name:Foe

Input:anime movie called BLAM! , Ozark , and game of thrones was awesome this season ! Can't wait for The Punisher getting his own Netflix series coming soon

 

Name: Luminin

Input: Aleron Kong is the self proclaimed “Father of American LitRPG” and his series The Land or Chaos Seeds is really good. I’ve been listening to it on Audible. It is EXCELLENT! I’ve been stunned a couple of times so far. The Land: Founding Chaos Seeds Book 1

 

Name:Goon

Input:  Kerbal Space Program - This is a simulation game, where you can build different types of spaceships, that you have to launch and break gravity to make it into space

LAST CALL!

Esme

 

  • We have some new servers coming up in ark that Promo can share.

 

https://www.patreon.com/prometheus184

Luminin: I’ve started a NEW hobby, Rock Tumbling! I could and would spend hours talking about this, but I’m pretty sure it’d put most of you to sleep. I’m getting up early tomorrow to drive 3 hours to go dig for flint (the only material Ohio really has, but it’s really great stuff). Luminin’s Imgur

Bonus Round!

Share up to 5 crazy/funny Law that still exists in your state or where you live?!

 

PROMO: Connecticut

-Town records may not be kept where liquor is sold.

-You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.

-In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.

-It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.

 

Luminin: In Ohio:

 

  • It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
  • It is illegal to get fish drunk.
  • No civil arrests may be made on Sunday or on the Fourth of July
  • Participating or Conducting a Duel is Prohibited (I live in a PVE State :D )
  • In Bexley Ohio, Ordinance #223 of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.

 

Esme: In michigan

 

  • Painted sparrow
    It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets. (Harper Woods)
  • Running pig
    It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose. (Detroit)
  • Scowling
    It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday. (Detroit)
  • Bathing suits
    All bathing suits must have been inspected by the head of police. (Rochester)
  • Making love in automobile
    Couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple’s own property. (Detroit)

 

 

What state Goon?

Goon - Ohio - It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.

         - in canton If one loses a pet tiger they must notify authorities within one hour

- in bay village it is illegal to walk a cow down lake road

- in akron it is illegal to solicit sex from someone of the same gender if it offends the second person

- also in akron is it is illegal to display colored chickens for sale

 

Cyberjudge - Canadian Funny Law: While it won’t make you a law-breaker, according to Canada’s Currency Act of 1985, there are limits to the number of coins you can use in a transaction. Now that we’ve put the kibosh on the old penny, are you accumulating nickels? If it’s nickels, vendors can say no to any purchase over $5, while the loonie limit is $25.

 

Reference: http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/canada/13-strange-canadian-laws-you-never-knew-existed/6/

 

Few may remember this, but thanks to lobbying by dairy farmers it was illegal to sell butter-coloured margarine in Ontario until 1995. In fact, margarine was altogether banned in Canada from 1886 to 1948. (There was a brief reprieve during the First World War).

Reference: http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/canada/13-strange-canadian-laws-you-never-knew-existed/10/

 

Since 1973, the only noise-makers Sudbury cyclists can attach to their bikes are bells and horns. Breaking noise bylaws in Sudbury can lead to fines up to $5,000. Umm, who attaches a siren to their bike, anyways?

 

FOE

A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.

Every business must have spitoons and clean them every 24 hours

Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.

It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.

A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.

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Episode 61 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES
Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 61 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!
Today is September 16, 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 CROSSREALMREBELLION.COM
And you can now watch us record each episode Saturdays on Mixer 10:30pm est at https://mixer.com/RatedArk !

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!

 

Welcome to our newest CRR members who have made it into our CRR Gaming Group Discord Channel! SomeBotE, Nuzzo, MaxZA, Jazzman, logantx00, Moraluna, Vanderla, and Cyberjudge.

 

OGBobby:
We want to give a shout out to some listeners who gave us a shout out on the interewebs!
Will Panton‏ @will_panton, Shane Westphal, Nick Gassner,

Chad Flynn‏ @Spudwick22 Sep 13
@RatedArk hope miss @ESMERALDA_SKY comes back, you and @FoeRender are my favorite personality's on the podcast as well as goon.

Synnistar‏ @synnistar Sep 13
Replying to @RatedArk @FoeRender and 2 others
Another great show guys

Murican Zombie‏ @MuricanZombie Sep 12
Replying to @RatedArk
Missed u guys to. I had my tickets to the banana show and everything

Off of our Website:
Anonymous commenter: Bring back Lee Harvey!

 

CYBERJUDGE:
Email from a listener:

Justin
Aug 10

Hey, I was just listening to your last podcast and I heard you mention Ready Player One. I forgot how i had heard about that book. I listen to alot of podcasts. Anyways, I finished the book and I have to say it is one if the best books I've ever read/listened to. Thanks for recommending it.
I just have one problem. After finishing it i was left wanting more. Its rather short. I went on to research to try to find books with a similar genre or at least as good. I found Armada, i think also written by the same author. Another good book. Not as good, but good. Right now I'm going through the Witcher series but am almost done.
Do you guys have any comparable books that you like as much. Please let me know to help me feed my new addiction.

Thanks guys. A especially you promo.

-Justin

P.S. am I the I the only one who feels like the Ark fad is dying. I've been just logging on lately to reset timers in anticipation of Ragnarok dropping on ps4. It seems the lag is unbearable making the game in my opinion almost unplayable. In any case have you guys thought about renaming your podcast, maybe something more general about gaming. It seems from the tone of your podcasts that you might even be losing interest in the game. Not that much passion lately in your podcasts, not as much as there used to be about Ark anyway. After over a year of talking about a single game i don't blame you guys.

 

 

FOE: Scarlet Diaries
Dear Diary,
I've realized that while I live a well rounded lifestyle, I haven't ever tried sailing. So, I decided to be a sea-fairing nomad for a little while. I brought supplies and only a beaver as company, preferring to keep things simple. What I'd forgotten about were the boat-hating whales that live in the ocean around the island. I made the poor decision to sail to herbivore island to stock up on metal. My boat was ripped in half by an enormous white whale! Two weeks of work sunk to the bottom of the ocean, leaving me surrounded by megalodons. My beaver, which miraculously survived, didn't even have a saddle because I'd stored it on my boat. I'm now stuck on herbivore island with only a saddle-less beaver. When I get back home, I think I'm going to stick to land.
Yours truly,
Scarlettefury

PS. I have a tip for new players. When you go out exploring, take whatever taming supplies you have. I can't count the number of times I've seen my dream tame, only to realize I don't have narcotics or tranq arrows.

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

 

 

 

PROMO:
Tweets (UWP = Cross play Windows10 & Xbox)

 

Put your name here is you want to comment on this tweet:

NAME:

NAME:

NAME:

 

 

 

 

CYBERJUDGE:

Put your name here is you want to comment on this tweet:

NAME: PROMO
NAME: Goon - i would like to see plushies of some of the dinos like the raptor (the most widely used dino in their ads) and the Jerboa
NAME:giga dino models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OGBOBBY:

 

Put your name here is you want to comment on this tweet:

NAME:
NAME:
NAME:

 

 

 

 

GOON:

Put your name here is you want to comment on this tweet:

NAME:goon - the app shows the latest announcements, patchnotes, game suggestions, and is broken down to system we use, pc, xbox, and ps4
NAME:
NAME:
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*****PATCH NOTES*****

PROMO:
PC PATCH NOTES
Current ARK Official Server Network Servers Version: 268.2
Upcoming Version: v269, September 8
- New Weapon: Tek Sword
- New Armor: Tek Shield
- Ragnarok Update!
- TrueSky memory usage fix

OG BOBBY:
Xbox Patch Notes
Current Version: v760
- New Expansion ARK map, Ragnarok and new creature: the Griffin. In order to access the map in singleplayer without Ascension, use cheat playercommand Ascend2 while in your singleplayer Island save.
- Endboss and Ascension.
- Official System Anti-Duping systems.
- PC equivalent fixes up to v266 (check PC patch notes for more details).

Main Topic
You get hired as the creative director of Ark, and you have complete creative control over the game.
What do you do?
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Name: giga (guesss ill go first lol)
Input: Honestly i would look into merging all the maps into a super map bringing the best of each while tossing the worst
Craftable ships, example conquer the seas mod

Name: PROMO
Input:
Better dino animations (including idle)
Deals w/ best mods to become integrated into the main game
Mini Games or Event based game mechanics

 

Name: CYBERJUDGE
Input:
Additional Mobile App features to allow for managing of farming and crafting and feeding while you can not be in game. Maybe even a way to provide care to your baby Dinos.
Official servers that are geared for Casual Player (less grindy, faster taming, breeding, harvesting etc etc)
Starting Tutorial Story that is optional but allows those who are interested learn basics while starting the story that would later be wrapped up when you ascend.

Name: Goon
Input: - Most games offer a hardcore version or players take it upon themselves, but I would like to see servers for this, when you die you respawn back at level 1 and lose everything you made
Maybe some cross breeding between species, i love the mad scientist thing

Name: Foe
Input: more things to do for PVE , raids , instances, human npcs and tribes that have settlements and that raids your base . PvP for me got old , but I played games like wow and Destiny for years searching for loot and running over content

 

 

TIP TIME!

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: Cyberjudge
Input: Punching Tree Tip - Don’t be discouraged when starting to play the game. Work with others to start understanding how to survive. Watch live streams or let's plays to see how others have done it. Playing Ark as a new player will not be easy, especially on Official servers. Be patient and bring a friend when possible. And for those who were like me and just a listener of the podcast, I highly recommend joining the Cross Realm Rebellion group (or any other gaming community you may be interested in). Ark was almost at end of life for me, but since joining CRR and having others to join in on raids etc with, it’s re-invigorated my interest in Ark.

Name Goon - alpha tip
Input: don’t take the game to serious all the time, take some time to just have fun, dodo bomb somebody, or show up to a boss fight naked on a horse with a slingshot (just make sure you still have your gear in your arm.)

Name Foe
Input: don't be afraid to move on to another tribe or server if your not enjoying yourself, you can always rebuild, get new dinos ect..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Shout out to esme, we miss having her around, and our hearts go out to her as her pc has taken a dump.

 

Would you rather!?:

Name: Goon

Name:giga
Would you rather wear wet socks the rest of your life or only wash your hair once per year

 

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Episode   of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

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

 

  • Today is 9-2-2017
  • 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

 

The show notes are in Foes Head!

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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        

____________________________________________________

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

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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 watc