ARK: Survival Evolved

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Hardware' started by Mak54291, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. jhhack

    jhhack Limp Gawd

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    Stood up a server, dns, and port forwarding. Can you guys see if you can connect from the net? arkserver.servebeer.com

    password is 'monkeys'
     
  2. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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    I'll add you on steam when I'm home, every single time I've played Ark in a group I had shitloads of fun. Looking forward to it my fellow survivors
     
  3. jhhack

    jhhack Limp Gawd

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    my steam nick is bb_nemix, please add me as a friend and we'll try my hosted server
     
  4. talk2troy

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  6. GOD'SlittleSERVANT

    GOD'SlittleSERVANT [H]ardness Supreme

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    I added you, I'm demgainz.
     
  7. talk2troy

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    Soooo.... demgainz found me on STEAM - BUTT, I can't find you other guys - or there are multiples of your name.

    Can you post a link to your STEAM profiles?

    My STEAM name is AMA_King - Steam Community :: AMA_King but my STEAM URL is:

    http://steamcommunity_com/id/videogameracing (intentionally broken _com link because of forum link conversion)

    Go to your STEAM profile, click EDIT PROFILE & see if you have a custom URL - or make one!

    It begins with: http://steamcommunity_com/id/

    These do not work for me:
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  8. jhhack

    jhhack Limp Gawd

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    my bad, didnt know the log in name and actual name in steam were different. I dont use the team friends list for much at all. My actual friends list nick is 'not_my_monkeys'

    Ping me and I'll figure out what port isnt getting through.
     
  9. talk2troy

    talk2troy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Cool, I found the user - not_my_monkeys & send a friend invite.

    I'll be ready for ARK in about 10:30 CST (30 min from now)
     
  10. talk2troy

    talk2troy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Sorry man - my landlord came by to talk about lawn maintenance. :/

    Ready to test, hook me up!
     
  11. talk2troy

    talk2troy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Do you guys use STEAM > VIEW > SERVERS > ARK ~ or the in-game JOIN list?
     
  12. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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  13. talk2troy

    talk2troy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    After an hour or port changes & tweaking - arkserver.servebeer.com - still isn't open... :(
     
  14. talk2troy

    talk2troy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Dude - I spelled that ~ Leldra

    Looks like it is capital i vs. L !!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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    yeah man, once we wiped on a heroic WoW raid because leader kept screaming "LELDRA GO LEFT" on ventrilo, lol
     
  16. talk2troy

    talk2troy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I am going to host my first MP session now - join me if you want...

    I will keep it going today & will edit this thread as I figure shit out.

    CRASHED - find me on steam & join game = unofficial public server
     
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  17. jhhack

    jhhack Limp Gawd

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    No idea what i'm doing wrong. Server shows up under LAN but not under internet....

    pfsense is set to port forward, and windows firewall has inbound and outbound exception for the server .exe

    still no dice :/
     
  18. talk2troy

    talk2troy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    no joy on public servers either
     
  19. schoenda

    schoenda Gawd

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    Ahhhh, just transferred my character to the new free DLC map....Cool starting with nothing but my skills and stats in a mysterious new land...like twice as big as The Island I believe with new biomes, ruins, and ???
     
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  20. GOD'SlittleSERVANT

    GOD'SlittleSERVANT [H]ardness Supreme

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    talk2troy and I are on a bad ass server if anyone wants to join us. you'll have to shoot talk a message on steam though since I won't be on until later tonight.
     
  21. talk2troy

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    OK, I jumped online today to get some hide & make some leather clothes & then try to level up.

    I was hunting in the dark & some dude just magically appeared in front of me (he was on a bird & just landed by my torch).

    Turns out he is a really cool guy named ZEUS on ARK & DJER (Jurrasic Park icon) on STEAM.

    He has a pretty damn big, advanced group / clan on that little island & he asked if we want to become allies.

    He gave me a flying tour of his clans buildings & they are already very advanced.

    They plan to control that entire little island before making a run @ The Center.

    I think it will be to our advantage to join forces w/ them!

    SERVER INFO: !MonkeyMadenss Wiped 5/17 PvP/LvL150/5xXP/4xT/5xG

    PS: I see a server named [H]ardArk too - but I do not have the password!
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  22. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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  23. talk2troy

    talk2troy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    STEAMs screenshot viewer has no NEXT > arrow to page through, but - nice pics!

    I see you have a 980 Ti & probably 3 monitors @ 1500x8000px?

    Can ARK run on 3 monitors?
     
  24. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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    Nah I run on one monitor 1440p

    I took screenshots with msi-ab but couldn't find them for some reason, game looks amazing
     
  25. sk3tch

    sk3tch [H]ard|Gawd

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    By default they're at C:\Users\Public\Pictures or something like that and not your own user account's pictures (dumb, I know).
     
  26. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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    Yeah I know, but for the past few days it doesn't seem to have been working, god knows why, but I finally fixed the steam overlay not working in Ark.

    It was msi-ab
     
  27. talk2troy

    talk2troy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Hi guys. I've been busy w/ a new contract gig recently.

    I see GOD'SlittleSERVANT // DemGainz (STEAM NAME) has been busy on the !MonkyMadness server.

    I've been playing Just Cause 3 ($15!) this week because it is easy to jump in & get to the next level where as ARK is really a slog.

    I jumped on to look around today & lost everything as soon as I stepped outside of the fort... to fucking SPIDERS. WTF.

    Anyone else playing lately?
     
  28. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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    there are spiders ?
     
  29. schoenda

    schoenda Gawd

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    And now diseases! Jeez, need antidote to go into swamp where the LEECHES are, but can't craft antidote without going into the swamp to get ingredients. AAAARRRRGGGGH.
     
  30. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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    lol

    I logged in yesterday and found myself in a cage, on a raft, in the middle of the sea.

    Lovely.
     
  31. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    This game any good from what I see you spend lots of hours on it the Reviews of the game have me twisted. The game is still Mega popular on Steam it shows no signs of slowing down.
    I see a couple Youtube videos from what I seen looks very cool.
     
  32. talk2troy

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    Fantastic game if you have a LOT of time to spend gathering resources and leveling up & learning how to "craft" & build stuff .

    Be aware that you need to make every effort to NEVER EVER EVER EVER DIE or you loose everything.

    If the game is on sale at your price point, I say YES - try it!

    RE: price point... I've played 63 hours and I'm still basically naked since I die frequently.

    I paid $25 on sale & it's only $16.50 today - so if you look at hours played vs. money spent - I'm happy!
     
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  34. talk2troy

    talk2troy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    IDK if your level follows you across diff. servers and I have tried several diff. servers.... so... IDK?

    It's only $16.50 today so if you play 16.5 hours, that is $1 per hour for some very worthwhile entertainment.

    It seems to be totally worth it for many of us here...
     
  35. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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    Just play on a server with a xp/gather multiplier, it's so much faster and less punishing
     
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    errer Limp Gawd

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    How does this compare to Rust? I guess my biggest thing is are there as many hackers? If not I definitely want to check it out I just got fed up with all the botters in Rust.
     
  37. Yippee38

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    I picked this up (Steam Sales and alcohol are bad for my wallet). I sent a few friend invites to some of you from this thread in case you see them. Steam name Yippee38.

    Looking forward to trying this online.

    Did the SLI tweak and the recommended tweaks listed above. It's pretty slow on my system though. 7680x1440 requires me to turn most everything down to High, and even then, it's still only giving me framerates in the high 20s (and doesn't look great). Finally figured out the basics though. It's fun.
     
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  38. talk2troy

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    I'd love to see your PC specs... CPU, Ram, vid cards, monitors pic?
     
  39. Yippee38

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    I updated my signature with my system specs (I copied, pasted, and modified yours. hehe). Our systems are very similar other than the video cards and monitors. I'm still trying to find usable settings in this game. On Epic, it's a slideshow. I could play it on one screen, but I like the additional situational awareness that the side screens provide. I'm very happy that they render those screens separately, rather than as one image. There isn't the huge stretching I see on games like Skyrim on the side monitors.
    Here's a link to a screenshot. I don't want to include the screenshot here, as it's big. It looks pretty good with this setting, but like I said, it's pretty unplayable. I don't care for the water though. It looks like mercury. It's far too shiny.
     
  40. talk2troy

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