ARK: Survival Evolved Cross ARK Travel, Cheaters, and Primitive+

Cross ARK Travel updates, a sterner stance on cheaters, and some tweaks to Primitive+ are making their way to the ARK. All intended to make the game more enjoyable. Did any of you even see a problem?

ARK: Survival Evolved is a rapidly evolving game, with large updates almost weekly. With this recent update, the developers were addressing a few problems that have popped up over time. Keep reading, and you'll discover one of the newest features to the Nitrado system. :)

Cross ARK Transfer

Since the release of this feature, Official servers have allowed you to transfer between them, but there were restrictions. These restrictions have now been lifted, and you can move freely between the Official servers. However, you should note the activity of any PvP tribes on your servers, as they can now move freely through the servers as well. The only restriction at this point is if you are moving a dino with you, it must have been tamed for at least 12 hours.

These changes are intended to provide more connectivity between players on Official servers, but it does present the PvP raid group a new opportunity to wreak havoc across the servers. You'll probably need to beef up your defenses if you intend to be on another server for any extended amount of time.

Nitrado Server Cluster:

We have finally released our implementation of the Cross ARK Server Clusters. You can use these on your own to avoid Official PvP groups by being separated from their network entirely. All you need to know about the Nitrado clusters can be found here.

Cheaters

Cheaters are always a plague to any game, and ARK is no exception. From players building bases under the map, or instantly having metal structures are not uncommon occurrences on the Official servers. Nobody likes these people, not even other cheaters. Studio Wildcard has been pretty quiet regarding the behavior of certain players, until now. Their lack of action has mostly stemmed from the fact that most abuses were given life by the developers themselves, however, their new view is that at this point, any abuse of bugs is considered intentional, and therefore punishable by the fullest extent Studio Wildcard deems suitable. This includes but is not limited to: the dissolution of the tribe, deletion of dinosaurs and structures, permanent bans from the Official Servers, as well as a request from Studio Wildcard to Steam for a VAC ban. VAC bans are a permanent record on your Steam account.

Primitive + Servers

For all of you Primitive + players, we have a bit of an update for you. As with "TheIsland" back in the day with the Gigas, there are some tweaks being handed down to some of the creatures:

  • Tamed wyverns now deal 70% more damage and take 70% more damage
  • Tamed stone golems now deal 70% less damage and now take 20x more damage
  • Alpha Wyvern now deals 67% less damage and takes 67% more damage

All of this said, ARK is still an Alpha phase game. There are going to be bugs, but don't give up on the game! You should always report bugs and other glitches to Studio Wildcard!

Nov 23 2016, 03:59 am
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evarzell
1076 Days
If only you can have a spot on the server where we can block people coming from single player servers and just be able to upload from other servers from nitrado it would stop lots of the cheating. My friends do all the taming on their single server cheat there and than upload here. We need a setting where we should chose to let people upload from private single player and one from nitrado server. Easy setting to set if you get a smart programmer to do that.
evarzell
1076 Days
I don't mind certain things to have fun the more you have on your server the better. I started a primitive plus server because I like the stuff. I started a store that sells metal of all sorts for people who want metal ceilings and such. I have a weapon shop, food shop and other shops for people who don't have the things they want. I made my fighting arenas out of tek so my server has lots of things to do. I balance the dinos for those people who transfered over 750 level dinos by raising the level of the