Community Crunch 237: TLC 3, Live Game Update, EVO Event and More!

In this edition of the Community Crunch, we’ll be teasing you with some juicy TLC 3 info along with giving you an overview of what we’ve been focusing on lately behind the scenes.

The much-awaited TLC is getting closer and we’re excited to get some of our re-imagined favorites into your hands soon!

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We’ll be reconceiving these veteran ARK friends via visual and mechanical upgrades that will introduce new elements of gameplay. Much appreciated community feedback drew our attention towards the Woolly Mammoth (among others) and it’s time for this relic of the Pliocene epoch to make a new debut heralded by the beat of a new buff bound to add more utility to emergent gameplay, and more!

We hope that drums up some enthusiasm

Live Game Update

Whilst we’re ramping up work on the TLC 3 patch and our climactic Genesis Part II expansion, we frequently pivot to Live Ops and seek to achieve fast iterations on fixes for bugs and exploits.

One of our biggest priorities at the moment is the ongoing investigating and work done on server reliability. Over the last few weeks we have seen an uptick in player reports regarding their servers not listing, not being able to join them, high ping, being unable to transfer, “ghosting”, or offline. While the cause of this downtime may vary, sometimes it is the result of a malicious attack. Our engineers are working with our partners on technical implementations to further improve stability and mitigate these attacks. We will be rolling out changes to all platforms in the near future which will have a serious impact on resolving these issues.

Recently we’ve addressed issues that include fixes to various exploits including: invulnerability related to characters and dinos, pincode bypassing, further checks between server and client in relation to shooting, and abuse of dino mechanics. We’ve also implemented Level Design changes across varied maps with the purpose of filling in holes that may have allowed players to gain entry into unintended playable areas of the map. A fair environment is important to us and to the health of the game, we’ll continue to address these issues as they arise.

We plan on continuing to improve the player experience with updates like our recent Quality Of Life and Balance patch in the near future…speaking of Quality Of Life, how does an EVO Event sound?

EVO Event

Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 11th of Sep at 4 PM EST until Monday the 14th of Sep at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Breeding/Maturing

Fan Art

Dropping some ARK work by RoboticHat717

The Featherlight Family by bluedragonark

ARK Survival: Alpha Raptor by Valonia-Feline

Supa Pink Dodo by DakotaAnnArt

Desert Watchtowers by ThePilgrim

Speedpaint: Forest Camping by Earthsong9405

Small Mockup by EdiPotter

We hope you’re all keeping safe and well. While working remotely has been somewhat of an adjustment period for us, we’ve now hit our stride and look forward to sharing more of what we’ve been grinding away at very soon!

Over and out, Survivors! Studio Wildcard

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