ARK: Survival Evolved

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  1. ryang

    ryang Gawd

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    Does that same taming method apply to bigfoot? I know it works on dolphins (Ichys).

    Moving this thread along, anyone excited about the penguin, millipede, and other soon to be seen creatures?
     
  2. sharknice

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    Sort of. You don't need to knock them out, but if you stand next to them for too long they will start attacking you. You kind of need to sneak up on them and feed them then run away right away.
     
  3. dR.Jester

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    *Edit*

    After discussing with other tribe members, we decided to wipe the server and switch it to Primitive only. The higher tech tiers need balanced better and in the mean time we are going to run this game mode. Already seeing a decent number of players joining too!

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    10x All multipliers - Server reboots daily at 23:20 (GMT-6)

    Fellow [H] members are welcome to join!
     
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  4. theplaidfad

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    I'm running a pure vanilla server, and while I currently enjoy the fact that it's only populated by me and my friends, a few extra players would help things out.

    Got any tips?
     
  5. dR.Jester

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    Mods or multiplier boosts.
     
  6. ryang

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    I will check this out tonight/over the weekend. Getting a little bored with the server I'm on now. Running a tribe solo is starting to get boring, and none of my friends play this game.
     
  7. dR.Jester

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    Current Version: v213.0 - Deploying!
    * Turrets no longer (fruitlessly) attempt to shoot rafts, they'll shoot the driver of the raft if they have line-of-sight
    * Water dinos now correctly Follow rafts (or you when you're driving the raft)
    * Flyers are now allowed to have riders while walking on the ground. Yay :)
    * Fixed client invisible flyers on saddle-platforms
    * Fixed wrong-rotated structure placements (campfires, etc) on saddle platforms
    * Fixed crash when loading a save with platforms/saddles that have structures removed by a mod
    * Option for server hosts to use direct UDP socket connections rather than Steam P2P, for significantly increased server network performance and stability! To enable direct UDP sockets mode on your dedicated server (for slightly increased networking performance & more optimized bandwidth utilization and potentially better long-term stability), use commandline option "?bRawSockets" (on Windows or Linux) -- you'll need to manually open ports 7777 & 7778 if you do so in order for your server to accept connections.
    * Reduced Ptero Barrel Roll damage by 33% and increased its stamina cost by 90%
    * Personally-Owned Tribe Governments will no longer allow Replacing Structures that the user is not authorized to Demolish
    * Increased default max # of structures per dynamic platform (Saddle Platforms, Rafts) by 25%
    * SCUBA Pants hypothermal stat now works when riding dinos
    * Plant Species X now don't automatically reactivate after loading savegame if you have them Sleeping
    * Fixed an issue with Electric Generators not linking to Electric Wires properly if they were placed after the Electric Wires, and thus unable to supply power outlets. (requires rebuilding them if you have any exhibiting this behavior)
    * Current Character Stats no longer reset after a Fast Travel
    * Spike Blockades can no longer be used to break falldamage
    * Dragonfire now damages flyers
    * Transponders & C4 now attach properly to Platform Saddled Dinos & Rafts
    * Improved Dimorphodon collision box
    * Flyers now remember their flying/walking state properly across save games (i.e. they don't fall out of the air anymore after load)
    * Raft movements no longer get blocked/rubberbanded by dinos that are standing on them
    * Fixed issue of Dinos not appearing in their correct location on Rafts/Platforms if you unmounted them when on a Raft/Platform
    * Host Session UI no longer clamps the numeric values by sliders (i.e. you can input beyond-range values into the text boxes and they'll hold)
     
  8. schoenda

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    Quick question/observation...

    If it is so easy (At least on the Nvidia side from which I speak) to get SLI going, (I use Nvidia Inspector with SLI bit 0x080000F1), why has this not been officially implemented? And...Is this on the devs or on Nvidia?

    Also, any update on dx12 since the delay, I am guessing, for windows 10 users, this would fix the SLI/Xfire issue anyhooo.


    Thanks guys/gals.
     
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  9. theplaidfad

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    Are you telling me there's a way to get my SLI working for this game without them having to implement it? I'm going to try this later if this is what you're saying.
     
  10. schoenda

    schoenda Gawd

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    Works pretty darn well. If you google Nvidia inspector and ark you will get multiple discussions and a few videos. For me, works great.
     
  11. Tgrove

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    Anyone playing this game at 4k? What VRAM usage are you getting
     
  12. dR.Jester

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  13. ryang

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    Does this server happen to allow ark dino transfers? The server I'm on is about to shut down.
     
  14. dR.Jester

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    Turned off due to cheaters out there spawning stuff in like brood mothers etc.

    Its stupid easy to level up at 10x.
     
  15. schoenda

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    Anyone else feel like FarCry Primal is ripping off ARK? Do these look like direct competitors? I guess it depends on the multiplayer aspect of FCP...not much info out yet, though FC is better known to focus on the single player aspect. Either way, I will probably love both. :)
     
  16. Viper87227

    Viper87227 Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Nope. Coincidence at best. Ark just came out a few months ago. It was announced early this year. There's no way Ubi saw Ark and then started production on this to release a year later.

    Furthermore, this will very likely be single player / co-op focused with a story. Ark is straight up online PVE/PVP. Similar setting, completely different game.
     
  17. schoenda

    schoenda Gawd

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    Honest question here....I am playing the hell out of Ark, loving it...
    I am keeping my tech to stone age with some simple metal work, no fab, no firearms, ne electricity.

    Does SP get stupid easy with higher tech levels?...I mean rocket launcher vs T-Rex, come on!

    Any mods to make SP harder even with full battle armor locked and loaded assault rifle, explosives, etc?


    PS, Seen the DodoRex yet?
     
  18. aeonrevolution

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    Anyone grab this on the winter sale?

    I did. I dunno if this is really my type of game. No idea wtf I'm doing.
     
  19. w35t

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    I'm considering it but I've got quite the backlog as it is.
     
  20. aeonrevolution

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  21. talk2troy

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    Yeah, I would really like to try this game again on a friendly server.

    I would be a pretty sporadic / random availability player, so I do not want the type of server where your stuff gets destroyed or looted if you are not online for a week or two...

    I know this type server exists, but IDK what they call it - it is not called co-op...

    Any options?
     
  22. carnageX

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  23. GOD'SlittleSERVANT

    GOD'SlittleSERVANT [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'm disgustingly obsessed with this game.
     
  24. Pringle

    Pringle 2[H]4U

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    I could never see the appeal. The UI completely turned me off to the game.
     
  25. GOD'SlittleSERVANT

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    Man you crazy

    I'm on The First Ark server in the unofficial list if anyone wants to join. Name is demgainz
     
  26. talk2troy

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    I bought this game in June 2015 for $25 & played 36 hours until August & it was frustrating but fun.

    I jumped into single player last night & played 4 hours just trying to expose the South Eastern shore on the map.

    I finally lived long enough & found a nice valley full of resources looking out from the beach at South Haven / Herbivore Island.

    I built a hut, sleeping bag, fire & decided to try again today... with cheats! ONE MILLION TIMES MORE FUN!

    I will never grind my way through this game alone, so this way I get to see the sights & just fly around.

    For me, this is a good way to learn more about the mechanics & get a good overview of it all.

    I will try MP again eventually & won't have to ask a million questions about taming, crafting, etc.

    I am not spawning everything & still need to smith & make stuff, etc. I spawned steel walls & built a starter house.

    Once I get the lay of the land, I will probably focus on building a nice fort, farm / garden...

    It's a great game world - weird but fun...
     
  27. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard|News

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    Good thing is that it's $12 on Humble Bundle Monthly. I'll probably grab a copy before it ends.
    Humble Monthly Bundle
     
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  28. Bladestorm

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    Can I cancel my account after getting the steam code?
     
  29. cageymaru

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    Yes, but you'd have to do that after you receive the rest of the games. I canceled my Humble Monthly because I literally owned everything in the first bundle. Thinking about picking it back up for this game.
     
  30. talk2troy

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    Marathon ARK session yesterday in SP, circled the island on Pteros & Argents.

    Set up 3 beds - first was a steel hut in the South East, then a bit bigger cache in the North East & finally a nice size steel / glass house with a big deck on a cliff overlooking the ocean next to a waterfall on the central West coast.

    I took a few pics HERE + some highlights from my day long tour...
    • Black saber-tooth attacking me while on a ground tour
    • Being attacked by a 30' black snake in the jungle
    • Woolly mammoths fighting wolves up north
    • Coral reef on the West coast
    • Waterfalls & inland lakes
    • Saskatchewan
    Today I am starting Elite Dangerous w/ my new Thrustmaster T-flight HOTAS!
    .
     
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  31. m33pm33p

    m33pm33p [H]ard|DCer of the Month - August 2013

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    Thanks man! Im currently building a PC almost specifically because I want to try ARK. Just signed up!
     
  32. Nebell

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    I got this game through Humble Bundle monthy. Wish they included some other game. It's insanely demanding on hardware and doesn't even look good. Honestly I think Rust looks better and seems more fun to play.
     
  33. NickJames

    NickJames Viagra Required

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    The game looks pretty great on Ultra but definitely not worth the performance hit. I don't understand why this game runs so bad..
     
  34. GOD'SlittleSERVANT

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    Who plays on here? Lets all join the same server and start a tribe. Send me your names on Steam.

    I see Koopa is the only one on my friends list that plays.
     
  35. m33pm33p

    m33pm33p [H]ard|DCer of the Month - August 2013

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    I'll be on within the next night or so. I need to button up the last few pieces of my new PC build and I should be good to go.

    I'm [H]|G m33pm33p https://steamcommunity.com/id/m33pm33p
     
  36. GOD'SlittleSERVANT

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  37. m33pm33p

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    Just got the PC booted up for the first time. I'll try and get the OS loaded and everything configured tonight. Hopefully I'll be able to be on by tomorrow night. Worst case, I'll DEFINITELY be on all of friday night.
     
  38. GOD'SlittleSERVANT

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    Sounds good. I should be on both tonight and tomorrow night. I'll send you the server I'm on, too.
     
  39. cageymaru

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