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May 2, 2018

Rated Ark : The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast E#9 Season 2


Season 2  Episode 9 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Who wants to Introduce the show and hosts?


Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 9 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!


Today is April 27, 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:


Feedback From CRR Member Sumduud: A comment about the code of conduct part y’all mentioned “Structure Spamming - placing structures down such as pipes or wires for the purpose of disrupting others gameplay is against our code of conduct.” And said it was weird they didn’t mention pillars. The difference is you can’t just put pillars in someone’s base, but and old troll method was to run water pipes and enclose someone’s base. They can’t build through the pipes and the pipes aren’t restricted to build radius like other structures and on PvE the pipes can’t be destroyed if the troll refreshes the decay timer. I’m guessing this works with wires also.
So while pillaring is a prick move, there is usually some area somewhere to build, even if only up. With the pipes you can stop them from being able to build at all.


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


PC:  -Patch Notes- Current (v279.261) & Upcoming ()
Current ARK Official Server Network Servers Version: 279.261

Weekly patches are conducted Tuesdays at 10am PST unless otherwise stated.

Current Version: 279.261

- Moschops damage (and harvesting) buffed by 30%
- Introduced tighter limits on number of nearby cliff platforms
- Fixed bug that caused Pachyrhino gas to give swamp fever
- Fixed bug causing Ascension character loss if you hadn't interacted with a terminal
- Fixed infinite looping chainsaw noise


The current Evolution Event will take place from the 27th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 30th at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate



COMMUNITY CRUNCH 128: Hey Survivors! Welcome to 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!


Console TLC 2 Patch Soon!

On April 26th we will be updating both Xbox and PS4 with the TLC 2 patch.

It is important to note that this Thursday's console patch will be a BIG update. The base game for Xbox will be a 27gb update, Scorched Earth and Aberration will be 5gb and 8gb respectively. We don't have a current indication as to the size of the PS4 patch but we estimate it will be a large update, however not as large as Xbox. The size of these updates is due to the fact that all of the maps in the game have been updated and therefore the files for every map must be downloaded and replaced on your console.


In addition to the TLC update the patch will also bring the following changes:

- Enabling item transfers and the vanilla-version of aberrant creatures to be moved to Aberration servers. This means that you'll be able to take over your regular Spino to an Aberration server.

- Preventing people from building within the Ragnarok Puzzle cave, so if you store any structures or creatures down there, make use of this time to relocate them ASAP as once this update goes live on console, that will no longer be possible.

It is important to note that the Turret Update will not go live on console with this update, but instead a future one.



We have some exciting news to share with you today!

Beginning in May the community team will be doing biweekly livestreams. During these livestreams we will have Zen Rowe, Chris, and Jen bringing ARK news, and celebrating modding and the community as a whole every other week. We'll be playing ARK, showing off mods, and showing off your community creations for all to see. Survivors are invited to join us in the chat, and sometimes even in-game, to play and chat with the community team and other developers.

At this time we're going to begin gathering up your community creations to be displayed on stream. We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related!

We will no longer be running Community Crunch contests here on the forums. The Community Crunch will transition into being our weekly news post, while the biweekly streams will become our new Community celebration initiative. We will instead be running contests on the livestreams, with a chance to win something special if your submission is the best of the bunch.

You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: arkfans@studiowildcard.com

We'll be announcing our streaming schedule in next weeks crunch so check back in for that next Monday!

Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark


Blue Mod Tutorial Contest Update!

For our "whacky buffs" themed tutorial contest we got some pretty hilarious submissions. Thank you for those, I had a good laugh 9_9.
The winner of the third mod tutorial contest is RedDwarf with his ridiculous Rocket Poop buff!

April 30th, is the submission deadline for the current contest for Space Day props!

Next week I will have a new Wildcard Workshop video ready for you, we will be continuing our coverage of Replication with some practical examples.


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

The Chalicotherium obsidioequus!
As stated in Helenas Dino Dossier:

Found in small numbers within the Island's colder regions, Chalicotherium obsidioequus is normally a peaceful herbivore that prefers to spend its days lazing about or playing with its family. It is very territorial, however, and the entire family, young and old, will turn against an encroaching creature at just the slightest provocation.

A memorable scene to stumble upon is a group of Chalicotherium playing. One odd playtime activity for Chalicotherium is hurling large balls of snow or.. mud-rocks(?).. at each other. Smaller creatures in the area shy away from Chalicotherium during this exertion, for fear of being buried in snow or "gravel."




While many creatures are useful while attacking a fortress, Chalicotherium can be trained as mobile artillery. Its unique playtime habit becomes a rather devastating long-range assault tactic when it is given boulders to throw, rather than snowballs!

Taming Method Passive
Preferred Food Beer Jar
Preferred Food (P+) Wheat Beer

Equipment Chalicotherium Saddle (Lv 42)
Rider Weaponry Yes
Can you Carry Humans?  No


Ark- "To bad we don't have any good ranged attack creatures"
Chalicotherium- "Hold my beer"


855 POINTS   FUNNY Dec 9, 2016
I don't always tame these, but when I do, it's with Dos Equis.


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


In-game admin command: EnemyInvisible

e.g. cheat enemyinvisible true

  • This command effectively makes you invisible to wild dinos.
  • Generally used for Event wild dino spawns.
  • Boolean values
    • True: makes you invisible
    • False: makes visible again.


Since I’m back on PS4 I plan on trying some of the admin commands to see if there is much contrast beyond the interface. I’ve only tried one thing so far and that is teleporting a player to me. First i tried using the ‘showmyadminmanager’ command just like PC and that functionality was not there, it appears the only thing that command is used for is banning and unbanning players.


I did a little bit of research and all i can find is the several reports of the teleport player commands not working. If I can actually find it or there is someone out there that know how its done on PS4 then please let me know and i will share that with everyone, and give you credit if that is what you want. (some folks dont speak up when you say you will give them credit)


Esme: Trying a new segment !


Random Name Generator Results to help you find names for your stuff!

Todays Results Are for Guilds/Clans/Tribes lol


  • Purple Legion
  • Infernal Primeval
  • Banished Punished
  • Force of the Serpent
  • Freaks of the Brave
  • Army of the Sword
  • Bounty of Corruption
  • Dashingcrawlers
  • Madswords
  • Cunningblades





  • 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 - when you make a campfire for the first time, if possible make 2 or 3 of them, and keep the xtras in your inventory, you never know when you might be away from your base and need a fire quickly, for warmth or food, just remember to destroy it when you leave, help keep the islands beautiful

*****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.


Foe- Pillars plus


Fully adjustable pillars.
New Structures:
- Wood/Stone/Metal Straight Pillars
- Wood/Stone/Metal Straight Round Pillars
- Wood/Stone/Metal Sloped Pillars
- Wood/Stone/Metal Sloped Round Pillars


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



I decided to build a cliff base on a platform and found I can attach walls to the platform but when I went to ceiling off the top it wouldn’t go out past 2 ceilings due to lack of foundations why can’t the platform count as a foundation.



Trying an experiment in the game? Share it here!

Esme: I think itd be fun to read our character cards!

FoeRender - 04/16/2018
A>R>K Advanced Reconnaissance Kill Team  , I have been a part of this team for well over a few decades now , time seems to almost blurr with the amount of time we spend in chrono cells sleeping until we are needed for our next mission . Only 2 missions left and  i get resleeved into a skin of my choice and enough credits to live comfortably for generations to come . Our job is complex but rewarding we are combat engineers , a lot of time and training goes into a soldier like myself ,  trained in not only combat but biology , geography , physics and engineering . We scout new planets habitable by humans and determine if there are any hostile life forms that we can either make a bond with or if possible strong arm into accepting our presence . That was what my life was like before i woke up this morning naked lying on the shores of an unknown beach on an unknown planet , my chrono pod crashed here after from what i am guessing was shot from the hull as an escape protocol . I seem lucky to be alive since there is almost nothing left of my vessel . I see large floating obelisks in the distance a sign of intelligent life i'll have to make my way to one of them to  make contact with its owners , but I also can't believe what I am seeing right now traces of Prehistoric life , scratch that I am now looking at living prehistoric life . This just became a lot more complicated …


Esme **Aayla Olaris** - 04/16/2018
A bit about Aayla Olaris & Her Experience upon arrival of this world:                                                                          Aaylas head hurt and she felt very groggy so she decided to stay in place , laying on her side, until her vision cleared enough to see where she was. The padding from her pigtail buns provided some comfort for her head against the hard ground.  She knew she was near trees as she could hear the wind whipping through their leaves. After a few minutes more of stillness, she decided to try to get on her hands and knees to feel around for something she could use as a weapon. She reached forward and found what she thought was a rock, but as she grabbed onto it she felt its shape change in the palm of her hands. She screamed out loudly and then covered her mouth with her free hand , hoping she did not draw too much attention to herself. Her vision was starting to return to normal so she stared into her palm as she loosened her grasp. The odor coming from the soft rock was a familiar one. It was poop. She screamed over poop. Feeling foolish, she laughed to herself and stood up to see if there was water near so she could clean her hand off. Just when she decided to take a step out from the shrubs where she had awoke. She froze in place as she watched two trees topple to the ground 50 feet from her. Something big was close. Too close…
A little bit about her personality:
Aayla enjoys the water as much as the forest. She tends to be very jumpy and is easily excitable which doesn't make her unexplained fear of the dark easy to deal with. She is very curious by nature and has a hard time focusing on one task at a time. She gets cold easily and gets mesmerized by shiny things. If given the chance to go on an impromptu adventure, she would feel at home declining the invite. She is blunt and very cautious and likes to take a bit of time to plan for dangerous excursions. She is also a bit of a clutz..


Felloon Can read Criikettes Loptr - 04/16/2018
both prisoner and crew, nemesis and ally.  Loptr's allegiances are as chaotic as his mind.  Blood as cold as the ice, and a temperament to match.  He feels best when surrounded by the cold, perhaps it reminds him of his ancient bloodlines.  While the other members of A>R>K were put into chrono cells, Loptr insisted on the older technology of the cryostasis, or icebox as he likes to call it.  He recognizes his team, and so joins them on this foreign land. Not necessarily out of friendship, but out of respect for their survival skills. He knows what must be  done, and will never stop until his body is laid out cold


Blue (Mr.Big)

Upon awakening to water washing over my face, blinking and looking around I was confused. Last I could remembered was staring back at foreign faces, laying on my back staring up. My memories are very fuzzy and incomplete and I'm not sure what to do. I heard a weird scream coming from my left I looked up to see a weird creature with what looks like a giant umbrella around its head. At a quick glance I realized it's showing signs of aggression and as I turned to run a glob of green goo came shooting from this creatures mouth blinding me. The blindness wasn't painful until the beast moved in for the kill. the last thing I remember was the pain as the creature tore me apart.


Again I find myself waking up on a beach, didn't i just die? What is going on here? looking down I notice I have some sort of gem coming out of my wrist and it seems attached, I can't seem to figure out what it does yet. looking down the beach i notice a familiar beast that I swear just murdered me moments before standing over a corps... the corps looks like me... what the hell is going on. I want to investigate but I can't bring myself to go near that beast again. I've decided that my next course of action is to find a place to make a camp so I can't gather my wits and try and remember something, anything. I've tried hard but I don't even know my name, if I'm to meet another human in this strange place what am I to call myself.


My new name came to myself as I explored the beach for safe shelter. As I stepped out from behind a giant rock I saw it, a Gigantic long necked creature just sitting there grazing on some grass near the beach. This creature was so Big and massive it was intimidating, and that's when it hit me Big I shall call myself Mr. Big its manly and intimidating so Mr. Big it is, now I need to figure out what's going on, where am I and how do I fit into this strange world.




“Man, what happened to me? Just lay here for a minute, try and gather my thoughts. Well, I’m on a beach, i can hear the waves, and I got sand in my crack. The sun is warm on my body, which leads me to think that i am naked. I guess i should open my eyes, and actually try and to figure out where I am, and how the hell i got here.”


I get up and walk over to the water, kneel down and start splashing water on my face.


“This water feels good. Wait, what is this in my arm? How did it get there? And was that just a trilobite that just swam past me?”


I stand up and start looking around. Walking down the beach, I see a triceratops.  Not believing my eyes, I walk up a small hill and come to the edge of a cliff, looking out, i am seeing dinosaurs, actual dinosaurs, and in the distance, there is a huge object in the sky, glowing. I make a plan to head towards it, not knowing what is going to happen.




ESME: Goon and I causing problems!


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


Goon - Watching someone else do a Damn E key

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

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

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