A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone’s favorite sharp-tailed combative aquatic carnivore, the Manta!
Welcome to the sixteenth issue of the ARK Digest! For those who missed the previous issues, check out the Announcement forum section on the Steam Community Hub and be sure to catch up with what you’ve missed as there is tons for you to catch up on!
State of the Game – Megathread
Earlier this week we created a mega thread in the general discussion section of the boards. This will be used as a focal-point to inform you of on-going situations with ARK, generally unrelated to its development but more so other aspects of the game. This is a thread you guys will want to look out for as it may mention key issues such as server downtime, server relocations, the introduction of new regions, as well as anything else we want to bring to your attention – we’ll be updating it frequently. It’ll also help keep our boards a little cleaner.
State of the Game
We’re excited to be introducing Nubsly as our Head Game Moderator! He’s been an active part of the team thus far in monitoring the servers, the forums, bringing concerns to our attention and funneling reports to the right places. From today, he’s going to be leading the efforts across ARKs looking out for cheaters, and publicly banishing them from the game and dealing with the oversight of servers.
We’re coming for you cheaters!
Community Crunch Contests: Patch 207 and above!
Patch 207 introduced many first-pass features into the game, such as Warpaint for both Dinos and Survivors, Mobile-Bronto bases and Rafts! A lot of this is still being worked on daily to be improved based on the feedback we receive and the bugs you report (love you guys!), so it’ll get a lot better!
However we’re also excited to see the new-level of gameplay this introduces to our creative-friends! The Community Crunch runs two weekly contests, #ARKitect and #ARKArt! The former being related to the structures you guys build and the latter regarding what you paint!
With the new additions to the game, we have opened up entries for warpaint images, human and dino tattoos/bodyart for the #ARKArt award as well as bases both on your Brontos and Rafts for #ARKitect!
We can’t wait to see the platform bases, the ships and tattoos/bodyart! So if you haven’t submitted something but want to show off what you’ve made, you can do so here!
Community Crunch Contests
Remember that these run every week and the winners are going to be posted in Thursday’s Community Crunch! So if you want a shot at the cash prize, be sure to enter! 🙂
ARK Digest Q&A
This will just be a regular sized Q&A for now guys, a lot of time is being spent on working on the reports you’ve made regarding the current build, as well as prepping for the next one – however when we have some more time available we will go through the threads again to pick up on the questions we missed!
You can check out the Full Digest here.