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March 24, 2018

Rated Ark : The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast E#4 Season 2 Ark Park, Nintendo Switch, Ark News, Tips, and Patch Notes!

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!?


  • 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



  • 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 …







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!



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
       Stronger attacks
       Can turn in place
       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%




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:



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



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,

****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

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.


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******



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.




  • 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:

Blue - Raising Breed Dinos

-Torches or other heat sources


-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 .



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!



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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