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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by mori » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:37 pm

Damn Wyverns. Sorry Fretmute about getting your Quetz killed. I will get you another one. The Extinction Core mod is interesting. I wanted a reason to have to build walls and defenses for the base in the PvE world without assholes, but it does not really succeed in the Core Extinction mod. The tribesmen always spawn in the same space just like any creature, so they are easily avoided or contacted as the player sees fit. I would of wanted them to roam around a bit or spawn in a random locations.

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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by mori » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:10 pm

Well Fretmute, we damn near got wiped. An Alpha Poison Wyvern flew over. It was doing 6k dps, nothing we had was going to stand up to that. The base is 25% destroyed and half the dinos dead. You still have your alpha sabre and alpha anky. It was gone after it killed me and I respawned.

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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Fretmute » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:16 pm

mori wrote:Well Fretmute, we damn near got wiped. An Alpha Poison Wyvern flew over. It was doing 6k dps, nothing we had was going to stand up to that. The base is 25% destroyed and half the dinos dead. You still have your alpha sabre and alpha anky. It was gone after it killed me and I respawned.
I saw late last night, but was too gassed to begin repairs. Nothing much you can do about a tough alpha.

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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by KDH » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:25 am

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:coffee: ARK: Survival Evolved Price Jumps
The price of ARK- Survival Evolved on Steam has just doubled, and is now $59.99. This is bust-out retail pricing, in spite of the game remaining an early access title. The Ark Twitter account explains this is to match up with the impending retail release: "ARK: Survival Evolved has increased its price on Steam to ensure retail parity for the upcoming launch." This recent post reveals when to expect this, saying the official full release of the dinosaur survival game is coming on August 8th.
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Fretmute » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:28 am

I fixed up the base and added an outer shell of walls on top and bottom. I imagine in the grand scheme of things there's just not all that much that can be done about an alpha wyvern unless you build a spire with 25 turrets on it. Still though, I like the look of where that base is and I'm not going to be chased out of it.

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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by mori » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:34 am

I moved some dinos to my more secure secondary base while you were undergoing the rebuild. I will bring some of them back as they are of no use to me at my location and will be much more useful at your main base. It will be interesting to see what you have done with the remodel. I still have to put some finishing touches on the secondary base, and I have to start a water base. Just started to explore the sea. The map designers do not appear to have done much underwater yet besides a couple areas.

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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by msduncan » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:31 pm

Strange request, but does anyone here have a PVP Official base that could help my tribe out? We got wiped on 3 servers and everything we own is now on the Ark. We literally have hours until it expires. These guys continue to double check all our former servers to wipe everything out. We need a place to park dinos for a day or two until we can throw up a basic base.
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by mori » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:03 am

KDH wrote:...

:coffee: ARK: Survival Evolved Price Jumps
The price of ARK- Survival Evolved on Steam has just doubled, and is now $59.99. This is bust-out retail pricing, in spite of the game remaining an early access title. The Ark Twitter account explains this is to match up with the impending retail release: "ARK: Survival Evolved has increased its price on Steam to ensure retail parity for the upcoming launch." This recent post reveals when to expect this, saying the official full release of the dinosaur survival game is coming on August 8th.
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They have a lot of work to do in a month before they can justify AAA money.

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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Lorini » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:39 pm

Have they done that work? Is the game worth $60? Are you guys still playing?
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by coopasonic » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:43 pm

I guess now that it has released I should play it again? Steam, says I played 89 hours. I probably got my money's worth already, though I can't be sure as I have no idea what I paid. :P
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Lorini » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:42 pm

Apparently there are a bunch of new server types, but I don't understand them. What's TEK for example?
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by coopasonic » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:45 pm

https://ark.gamepedia.com/Tek_Tier

It appears to be a set of high tech equipment. Probably servers that start at that level or allow that level?
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Fretmute » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:46 pm

coopasonic wrote:https://ark.gamepedia.com/Tek_Tier

It appears to be a set of high tech equipment. Probably servers that start at that level or allow that level?
I assume allow. You need to farm bosses to get the material to sustain it, and that's only feasible for giant tribes or custom servers with boosted rates.

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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Lorini » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:43 pm

By the way, you can still get a refund if you have more than 2 hours played on this because it just came out of Early Access (this might be a new thing???). So don't play it more than 2 hours if you might want to refund.
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by mori » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:15 pm

Lorini wrote:Have they done that work? Is the game worth $60? Are you guys still playing?
I do not think it is worth $60 as many multiplayer core game play issues remain. I think a person has to be a gluten for punishment to play on an official PvP server. I guess msduncan plays on those so you can read his posts about his experience as nothing has changed since then. I think one Steam reviewer described it best: "Sociopaths have found a home, and that is Ark official servers."

With that said, I played this game a lot and will get back to it now that it has been officially released. Just about all that in single player or on Fretmute's private servers. I enjoy building, exploring, taming animals, breeding, and the game remains challenging enough until you get some very powerful dinosaurs. Deaths and loses still occur from time to time. I do not need the competition of PvP. That is not my cup of tea.

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Post by Reemul » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:05 am

I have 200 hours in and really enjoyed my time with it however I paid about £20 so am happy with that wouldn't be paying £50+ for it though.

Also most enjoyment was playing on a server with peeps from Qt3 and OO not into the PvP side at all.

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Post by Cylus Maxii » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:16 pm

Fret - do you currently have a server going? I've been thinking about starting up again.
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Fretmute » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:17 pm

Cylus Maxii wrote:Fret - do you currently have a server going? I've been thinking about starting up again.
Two, actually. You'll have to dig up earlier in the thread for the IPs, though, or wait for me to get home to look them up.

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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Cylus Maxii » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:30 pm

Fretmute wrote:
Cylus Maxii wrote:Fret - do you currently have a server going? I've been thinking about starting up again.
Two, actually. You'll have to dig up earlier in the thread for the IPs, though, or wait for me to get home to look them up.
I'm at work too. I'm just thinking about it right now.
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Cylus Maxii » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:40 pm

We got in fine. DiverDan and I are playing. Mori gave me an invite and later dropped off a flyer when I was out. Thanks!
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Post by Cylus Maxii » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:03 pm

darwevo has also joined us. He's another RL long-time friend of mine wha has never played ARK before. He's loving it. We've been having fun trying to survive with all the mod mobs, but its a lot of fun. I think we're to the point where we all have pteranadons now and are just getting into farming. I think we will start exploring more and find a better base-building spot.
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Post by hepcat » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:45 pm

mori wrote:I think a person has to be a gluten for punishment to play on an official PvP server.
Would you play it if they were to announce a version that was gluten free? :P
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by mori » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:20 pm

Cylus Maxii wrote:darwevo has also joined us. He's another RL long-time friend of mine wha has never played ARK before. He's loving it. We've been having fun trying to survive with all the mod mobs, but its a lot of fun. I think we're to the point where we all have pteranadons now and are just getting into farming. I think we will start exploring more and find a better base-building spot.
I cannot find the Discord server you guys are using.

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Post by Cylus Maxii » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:07 pm

mori wrote:I cannot find the Discord server you guys are using.
HERE
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by mori » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:19 pm

Cylus Maxii wrote:
mori wrote:I cannot find the Discord server you guys are using.
HERE
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Cylus Maxii » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:42 am

Having trouble getting into the Ragnarok server this afternoon. Looks like some of the mods updated today and are out of sync with the server. Hopefully it will auto-update and apply when the server reboots tonight. As of now I can't log in.
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by mori » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:59 pm

Cylus Maxii wrote:Having trouble getting into the Ragnarok server this afternoon. Looks like some of the mods updated today and are out of sync with the server. Hopefully it will auto-update and apply when the server reboots tonight. As of now I can't log in.
Yea that is the problem running mods. If one mod updates you cannot get on. Just have to be patient. I believe Fret has his server set to update and restart every morning at 9 AM CDT. So if an update drops later in the day...

Speaking of patience, I logged in Friday night and noticed a Basilosaurus in the same area I noticed him a couple weeks earlier. It is in a prime location so I decided to go for a tame. Got one of my Megalodons and cleared the area of other Megalodons and rays. Came back with kibble and proceeded to do the passive tame. I waited around for an hour and it still was not hungry and gave up and went to bed. Came back Saturday afternoon to give it another go. It still is not hungry from my original effort! With the server settings, this may take a real life week to tame this creature. If you guys come on he is west of Fret's base, north of my sea base in the protected bay. He takes Therizinosaurus kibble. Feed him if he is hungry please.

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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam

Post by Fretmute » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:02 pm

I get notifications from Tapatalk, so if you guys can't get on and shoot me a PM (or post in this thread) I can typically reboot it remotely via phone.

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ARK Survival Evolved on Steam

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