Season 2 Episode 8 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES
Who wants to Introduce the show and hosts?
Welcome survivors new and old to Episode of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!
Today is APRIL 20, 2018
- We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
- We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
- You can reach the show by emailed RatedArk@gmail.com
- You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
- You can grab our RSS Feed, get our show notes www.RatedArk.com and apply to join us in game at www.crossrealmrebellion.com !
First we’d like to start the show off by introducing everyone here tonight!
Everyone introduces herself/ himself
( We can go from top to bottom in teamspeak to make it easy)
Tell who you are and how many hours you have in the game so far
This segment is for listener feedback. Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below:
Esme: New peeps in Discord!
*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment
- ( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share?
- You can check the steam forums, www.survivetheark.com , Ark Reddits, etc for any nuggets of Ark news you'd like to share.
ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is now active through until 3pm ET on the 23rd of April, with 2X Taming, Harvesting, and XP on all platforms! #playARK
You can only tame one carnivore to help you survive on the ARK. Which do you choose? #playARK https://twitter.com/survivetheark/status/986333355078750209
Survivors on social media have voted! The Spino has prevailed in yesterdays poll as the best solo carnivore to tame, congrats to the Spinosaur! #playARK
COMMUNITY CRUNCH 127: NEW CODE OF CONDUCT & INCIDENT REPORTS!
Code of Conduct
The code of conduct is subject to change without notification, though Studio Wildcard will do its best to ensure that changes are communicated clearly to those on the Official Network.
Failure to abide by our code of conduct can result in the removal of your structures, creatures, items or banning of your account from the Official Network and all BattlEye Protected Servers. Studio Wildcard reserves the right to immediately suspend player accounts as it deems fit. Action taken is at the sole and absolute discretion of Studio Wildcard and its employees.
This list is not exhaustive, but represents clear guidelines for players to adhere to when playing on our Official Network. For something you’re unsure of, please use your best judgement. When in doubt, reach out to us at ARKEnforcement@studiowildcard.com. Ensure you’re acting with some semblance of decency when conducting yourself on our Official Network.
Hacking and Exploiting
Hacking or exploiting game mechanics to gain an unfair advantage over other players is not tolerated.
> Hacking - examples are not limited to but can include using third-party programs such as ESP, Aimbots, and Game Engine Modifications.
> Exploiting - examples are not limited to but can include attacking and living in unintended game-zones (under the mesh or above the map), duplication of tames, items and characters, unintended building mechanics (such as floating structures, using the world barrier as a snap point), building a box around your quetzal (or other platform creatures) to completely prevent it from taking damage, modifying your game files to remove key graphical components (water, fog, etc), and intentionally crashing users or servers (through DDoS or otherwise).
Benefit Hacking/Exploiting, Tribes, Alliances, and teaming up.
When playing on our Official Network, players must ensure that they are not taking advantage of hacking exploits and unfair play. Do not under any circumstances allow hackers to join your tribe, alliance, or party up alongside you within the game. It is your responsibility to remove them or yourself from the tribe. If you witness someone breaking the rules through the use of a game exploit, or a third party program (such as ESP or AIMBOT) ensure that you isolate yourself from those users and are not playing with or alongside them to avoid breaching our code of conduct.
Hack related chat
There should be no discussions in game or on our official sites regarding hacks, including access to cheats, where you can acquire them, or how they are utilized.
Spawn Blocking occurs when tribes intentionally block multiple spawn points for the purpose of not allowing any new players to play on the server (including cross server players). In the event your base inadvertently or accidentally resides on a spawn point you will not be penalized.
Here are some examples of what spawn blocking can consist of, but is not limited to:
Using structures that players spawn into and can not get out of
Using spikes/spike walls at player spawn locations
Turrets located on or near spawn points
Dino gates, or any type of structure/cage that is meant to trap or instantly kill a player and prevent them from spawning on the map
Aggressive dinos placed near spawn points in order to instantly kill players that spawn in.
PvE Specific Griefing
> Game Blocking - you are not allowed to block other tribes from playing the game on PvE servers. This can include but is not limited to:
Building at their base
Blocking in other tribes dinos
Blocking access in/out of a tribes base
Obstructing pathways or waterways for the purpose of denying another tribe access
A GM may ask you to move or relocate if your structure is negatively impacting a server (ie. you block off a large portion of the map so that other members of that server cannot access it).
> Structure Spamming - placing structures down such as pipes or wires for the purpose of disrupting others gameplay is against our code of conduct.
Behaviour, Chat, and Interaction With Others
Interactions with other players or Studio Wildcard employees through text chat, voice chat, and signs or paintings must adhere to the rules below and you cannot use an alternative spelling to circumvent restrictions.
Ensure that you do not:
> Offend - this includes but is not limited to language which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive.
> Post Personal Information - belonging to someone else in game, or any Official websites or forums related to the game.
> Harass, Stalk, Threaten - such as sending repeated unsolicited or unwelcome messages to specific users/tribes and can include but not limited to those sexual in nature or messages that would cause discomfort.
> Disrupt the game - such as intentionally causing the chat screen to scroll faster than other users are able to read, or setting up macros with large amounts of text that, when used, have a disruptive effect on the normal flow of Chat.
> Promote - do not send messages which are advertisements for inappropriate topics, including scamming, hacking, exploits or the sale of goods and services unless trading within the game for game specific resources, for example 50 Stone for 1 Polymer, A trike for a Rex, etc.
Player, Steam and Tribe Names
When choosing your name, steam name, or tribe name you must adhere to general decency and abide by the following rules. If Wildcard determines your name to be improper, we may change the name and or terminate your use of our Official and any BattlEye Protected Servers. You should not use an alternative spelling to circumvent the name restrictions listed below. You should ensure that your name does not:
> Offend - names may not contain vulgar, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive, including any usernames which are sexual in nature.
> Impersonate - pretend to be someone else with intent to impersonate, including, without limitation, another user, tribe, Game Master ("GM") or Studio Wildcard employee.
When reporting others, please ensure that you are genuine. Reports made to harass other players or for restricting their gameplay when no codes of conduct have been broken are deemed punishable by Studio Wildcard.
You can increase the effectiveness of your reports by including as much information as possible, as well as video or picture evidence. We never take our decisions and actions regarding potential malicious player behaviour lightly. Suspensions, server wipes, and/or bans are only issued after careful review of all internal and external evidence.
New Incident Reporting System!
In addition to the Code of Conduct changes, we'd like to introduce you to our new reporting system, currently in beta and for PC players only.
This is our new Incident Reports area. You can find it on the forums by hovering over the Support button at the top of the page and clicking 'Report PC Abuse'. The Customer Support link has been moved to underneath the Help sub-section under Support.
When submitting an Incident Report, please make sure to provide as much information as possible.
In case you missed our post last week, we're going to be pausing our weekly community contests (ARKitect & Nvidia Ansel). We'll be looking at new ways which we can directly engage the community, as well as share the best content that you guys produce through different initiatives. We enjoy hosting these contests and love seeing what you've come up with, so hang tight to see what we have in store!
That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:
All the best,
Wildcard Workshop & Tutorial Contest #4: Spaaaaaace!
Today in the workshop we begin to tackle the topic of Replication, how code functions in a multiplayer environment. We go into a broad overview of the different methods available for replication, and my band of merry modders helps to give some visualization to how this system works. In the next video, we'll dive into some actual practical examples.
Patch Notes- Current (v279.252) & Upcoming ()
Current ARK Official Server Network Servers Version: 279.252
Weekly patches are conducted Tuesdays at 10am PST unless otherwise stated.
Current Version: 279.252
- Quetz c4 bomber exploit fixed
- Fixed Otter weight limit working properly
- Fixed Sarco not fitting through dino gates
- Players can no longer be handcuffed to toilets
- Wild Raptor now pounces players in PvE
- Corrected the glowtail egg weight
- Paracer Platform Saddle is now in Aberration Supply Crates
- Moschops dossier updated
- Debugging information for GetModifierKeys crash
- Sponsored Mod Page Update
- Fixed a rare physics crash related to destruction
XBOX & PS4 :
Console Transfers and TLC 2!
We are now targeting the console patch (Xbox and PS4) release during the week of April 23th and will keep you posted about more accurate release dates once we get closer to the date. This is later than what we reported in our Crunch last week, but we are confident that we will be able to meet the deadline of the week of the 23rd over the previous week. With this update, we'll also be:
- Enabling item transfers and the vanilla-version of aberrant creatures to be moved to Aberration servers. This means that you'll be able to take over your regular Spino to an Aberration server.
- Preventing people from building within the Ragnarok Puzzle cave, so if you store any structures or creatures down there, make use of this time to relocate them ASAP as once this update goes live on console, that will no longer be possible.
It is important to note that the Turret Update will not go live on console with this update, but instead a future one.
****Dino Spotlight with Goon and Esme****
Castoroides ( Cass-tor-oy-dees.) is a large, mammalian herbivore that tends to live near water. Unlike other larger beaver species this one retains the chisel-shaped teeth of modern beavers. As is typical for beavers, they build dams as habitats, but the larger creatures on the island have a tendency to trample them. As a result, finding unsullied dams in the wild is quite rare.
Castoroides itself doesn't seem to realize how dangerous the island is. I don't know if it's simply too dumb to notice the dangers, or if it just doesn't care...but Castoroides happily goes about its day playing in the water and gnawing on wood.
The value of a tamed Castoroides is obvious from its physiology. The creature naturally gathers wood extremely efficiently, far more than most species on the island. It's not the strongest creature, so it can only carry limited amounts, but it is a natural lumberjack!
Taming Method Knockout
Preferred Kibble (Gallimimus Egg)
Preferred Food Vegetables
Preferred Food (P+) Fresh Sugar Plant Primitive Plus Icon.png
Equipment Castoroides Saddle (Lv 61)
Rider Weaponry Yes
Can you carry Humans? No
Tip#1 “Got eaten alive for touching their wood and I respect that”
Tip#2 “Do not leave unattended the torpor goes down at a monsterous rate.”
*****Felloons Admin Tip******
In-game admin command: EnemyInvisible
e.g. cheat enemyinvisible true
- This command effectively makes you invisible to wild dinos.
- Generally used for Event wild dino spawns.
- Boolean values
- True: makes you invisible
- False: makes visible again.
Xbox PVP Etc
- ONLY FILL OUT ONE OF THE TIP Sections BELOW FOR EACH EPISODE.
- You do not have to add anything if you have nothing to add.
- There can be more than one tip under a section, just not one host with multiple tips.
- SAVE EXTRA TIPS AND INFO FOR FUTURE SHOWS SO WE WILL NOT RUN OVER OUR TIME LIMIT.
Do you have a tip for more experienced players? Share it below:
Doc: Batteries are learnt and charged only in aberration, you charge in a powered charge station. They can be used in all electrical devices instead of a generator but drain quite fast, A great use at the moment during pvp is to draw the enemy into a battle while your teammates set up a turret or 2 on high and players only. This allows you to kill the riders fast and leave there dino’s free for you too clean up and take the fight further from your base or closer to there’s. There’s a 30 sec delay in turning on a turret when powered by a battery so be aware. Plus you can use them in keypads, ac’s and fridges if you ever need power without building a generator and foundations and then getting gas.
Have you found a mod you love? Have you found a mod you hated? This is a special Segment that spotlights a mod or include an interview with a mod dev.
MOD ID: 926567353
Decorative items for a wonderful camping experience!
100% Stackable Mod
All items can be picked up. (Hold use key to pick up.)
If item is destroyed, after placing, it will return the exact amount of materials used to create it.
Engram cost: 0
Level needed to learn engram: 1
All items have HP
Backpack (crafting bag) with the following:
Campfire (Cooks meat 2x as fast)
Canoe (With reverse)
Sleeping Bag (Respawn point)
Big Tent (Can be painted)
Trail Mix (Consumable)
Marshmallow on a stick
Trying an experiment in the game? Share it here!
ESME: RP SERVER Project with Goon, Esme, Foe, Criikette, and Big Blue!
Did you have something that you forgot to mention during the show? Say it now or wait a week!
Shenanigan Video thats included in the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOkx2bAqo_U&t=5s