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As we wrap up what has been an stimulate and interfering year for ARK and a challenge year for all of us, we ‘d like to take a moment to thank you all for your ongoing hold and express gratitude for our team and our players .
We hope that you felt optimistic more often than not this year. That you found joy in unexpected places. That 2021 gave you opportunities to rest and take a break from the challenges present in the earth over the past couple of years.
A special thank goes to the varied communities that bring diverseness and inclusion to the playerbase : our non-english address players – nod to the Arkadia crew and the spanish speak community – Hololive and the ever-joyful Japanese community, our large german and french communities and their fantastic subject creators, the amaze LGBTQ communities and creators, creativity within the community as seen in the fantastic ARKitect events or the # danceoffs on social media. Congratulations to Syntac on his 1mil subs and Youtube Gold Play Button and Nexxuz who was nominated for the ESLAND Awards in the category of best series of the year ! It has besides been a gladden to see newer creators establish their own communities and it is, as ever, humbling to be able to facilitate that in some direction through our game. We ca n’t mention everyone but rest assured we see you and what you bring and it means the world !
ARK would n’t be where it is without our players and our talented team and we would n’t be looking ahead to ARK 2 and ARK : The Animated Series without your heat and support.
May the Holiday Season bring you joy, time to relax and a consequence to reflect.
We wish you the most amazing Holidays and a felicitous New year !
The Studio Wildcard Team
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Common Name: Fjordhawk
Species: Parabuteo veðrfölnir
Time: Mid-late Anthropocene
Most of the creatures I ’ ve encountered here have endured thanks to their great size, strength, or ferocity. But the fjordhawk gets by on its wits and by scavenging. The bird besides seems to have an about nonnatural ability to predict and avoid danger. Fjordhawks take after predators ( and survivors ) from on high, watching for their moment to swoop in and snatch up an easy meal .
Tamed fjordhawks are amazingly playful, and their front-runner game is fetch. Indulge your boo with this play and a moment of patience, and you ’ ll reap the rewards. just point out a target, and your fjordhawk will fly off to retrieve it for you. A well-trained fjordhawk can locate injured raven and communicate its find to you .
These cagey birds will bond with humans angstrom wholeheartedly as any canine or primate, in a way uniquely suited to this time and station. If you should meet with some sculpt misfortune, your fjordhawk will immediately fly off with arsenic many of your belongings as it can carry. a soon as you ’ re respawned by the ARK, your friend will track you down and return your equipment to you !
Fjordhawk will land on ARK with the approaching free DLC map, Fjordur !
vote is now open and the time has come for you to cast your vote for the creature you want to see in the approaching free DLC map : Fjordur. The top 10 creatures were selected from the top 10 upvoted creatures during the animal submission process .
Follow the yoke to see the finalists and cast your vote !
Fjordur Creature Vote
We ‘ve made some changes to the creature vote process and we ‘ve invited Craig to give a drumhead :
Hey there, Survivors ! CraigBrownCraigBrown hera to chat about the approaching community vote for Fjordur ’ s third new Creature. I ’ molarity very excite about this, because I have *very* solid feelings on the way the previous vote went ( some good, some bad ).
First of all, I ’ m so happy that so much of the community came out and made your voices hear. Yall cast thousands of votes, and it came down to the survive few minutes of the vote. My creature of choice may have lost ( hard ), but I ’ megabyte always glad to see the community get this involved .
I ’ m a big fan of Ranked Choice Voting ( RCV ). I think it ’ s a better system than the traditional “ whoever gets the most votes wins ” … specially when the results are available in real-time. The inevitable resultant role of a traditional vote is always the same :
- Two candidates pull ahead of the pack, becoming the frontrunners
- Anyone who hasn’t voted yet sees the two frontrunners as the only options, lest they “throw away their vote”
- Instead of voting for the candidate they like most, they vote for the frontrunner they dislike the least
And the resultant role is normally person that lone a minority are actually happy with.
On top of all that, live-results far exacerbate the problem. If person likes the Penguin, but sees that it ’ second in 5th identify ( out of 10 ), they ’ re going to think that voting for the Penguin is throwing their right to vote away… even though that ’ s what they actually want to vote for.
This is where RCV comes in. With RCV, you rank all of the options from “ want the most ” ( rank 1 ) to “ want the least ” ( rank 10 ). then we do the calculating…
- We add up the highest-ranked candidate from all the ballots. If any candidate has >50% of the vote, they win!
- If no candidate won, we remove the bottom candidate from the race. Then, we cross that name off of every ballot
- Now that all the ballots are updated, go back to Step 1
( technically, there are a bunch of versions of RCV… but blink of an eye run-off is the easiest to implement, easiest to understand, and gives identical good results )
The best thing about RCV is that it ’ sulfur always best to vote for the candidates you actually want ! even if they don ’ thyroxine gain, your vote international relations and security network ’ metric ton wasted. Your second, or possibly one-third or fourth or fifth votes will still get counted .
Community feedback from the Lost Island vote made it clear that while the community appreciated having their voices listen, we think it ’ mho crucial to improve the march to let more of you be heard. In the intent of assailable communication, once the vote closes and we announce the achiever, we will make the final data available publicly ( anonymously, of run ). We are confident that RCV is the best way forward, and look ahead to seeing you cast your votes .
Lead Designer, ARK2
Our foremost bad unblock of the year, ARK : Genesis Part 2., was the final examination chapter of the ARK : Survival Evolved report is by far the most intricate and ambitious expansion we ’ ve so far created. ark : Genesis Part 2 completes the eons-spanning narrative of ARK : survival Evolved ! Everything that your tribe has built, tamed, and contend for has led to this concluding challenge. We truly hope you felt it was a fit fib ending to the travel you ’ ve taken with us in ARK over the past 6 years !
This year we held our first-ever community animal right to vote for Lost Island. ARK community members submitted hundreds of entries filled with creative concept art and gameplay ideas. During the meekness process, the community continually voted on their favorite ideas. Dinopithecus emerged triumphant after rounding up the top 10 submissions !
vote is afoot for the next community-voted creature ! Go check out the Top 10 creature submissions and vote on your darling concept for the approaching release DLC map Fjordur !
In 2021 we launched ARK on Stadia™ with cross-play, enabling you to team up with thousands of personal computer players online or enjoy a solo Jurassic experience if you prefer to rough it out alone .
From Love Evolved to Winter Wonderland, 2021 saw no deficit of in-game ARK events and singular skins. The T-Rex inflatable costume went “ ARK viral ” as it spread in pictures and videos throughout social media .
ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition launched in the latter depart of 2021 including everything the ARK franchise has to offer. ARK : Ultimate Survivor Edition includes ARK : survival Evolved, along with : scorch Earth, Aberration, Extinction, and Genesis Parts 1 & 2. All updated and optimized with every improvement made since the launch of the basis game, adding up to thousands of hours of gameplay ! As an extra bonus, this compilation besides includes original soundtracks containing the music of ARK as composed by Gareth Coker .
This seventh year of participating in GameDay with ExtraLife puts us well over $450K raised and we could n’t have done it without the ARK community ! We are grateful for our generous, supportive players, partners & sponsors, & the opportunity to help facilitate this enterprise .
Lost Island is the most holocene official Map that comes from the ARK modding community. Lost Island boasts 150 sq kilometer of exploration and is the first base map to include a community-voted animal. It ‘s a pleasure to close out the year and vacation season by getting Lost Island and 3 new creatures into the hands of more ark survivors !
At midnight eastern time on Dec 31st and noon EST Jan 1st, our official Networks will be bombarded with raining gifts in a acclaim of fireworks to mark the end of 2021. These gifts will contain a collection of your front-runner skins from past events that are presently unavailable and a chibi boom ! And by bonanza, we mean, the drop rate of Rare, Very Rare and Legendary chibis will be dialled to over 9000 !
‘Happy New class ! ‘ event is immediately enabled on official Servers. The event is set to go off at approximately Midnight EST and Noon EST on the 1st of January 2022. Servers running the event will be bombarded with raining gifts in a acclaim of fireworks to mark the end of 2021. These gifts will contain a collection of your favorite skins from past events that are presently unavailable and a chibi bonanza ! And by bonanza, we mean, the drop rate of Rare, Very Rare and Legendary chibis will be dialled to over 9000 !
unofficial Servers can enable the consequence with the follow commandline param : -NewYearEvent
To modify the times, the surveil commandline parameters can besides be used :
You can use hypertext transfer protocol : //www.epochconverter.com/ to get your appropriate timestamp. Please keep in thinker that this event can not be run earlier Midnight EST on the 1st of January 2021, indeed if you wish to change your time it would have to be set after that.
Some additional notes:
This consequence can only be run once on a savefile ( with 2 triggers ).
If a server is set to run the event at a time already passed, then on load the waiter will immediately trigger the gifts.
If a custom time is n’t set, then the event will run default at Midnight EST on the 1st and again at Noon .
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