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June 18, 2017

Episode #55 of Rated Ark : The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast E32017 Ark Coverage & More!


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!
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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?



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.***


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

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


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:
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!


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

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.

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


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
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.


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.


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?

Input:express surprise over motorboat here

Name: Esme
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

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.


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….

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?
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

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

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