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      =ADK= Discord Link   04/24/2017

      Come join us in =ADK= Discord To download the Discord app go here: https://discordapp.com/   Discord is going to have a small learning curve over teamspeak so be prepared, but the fellow members as well as the Admins will gladly help you if you have any issues with installing or using the app. Once you have Discord installed all that's left to do is click the button below.   Welcome to the future of the =ADK= Community.   Click Here To Join! 

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  1. 5 points
    NursePlays

    Hey, Friends!

    I want to introduce myself to everyone in the community since I am new here. Hey! My name is Mercedes but you guys can call me Nurse if you want! I'm 25, from Ohio. Yes, I am an actual nurse and I work in behavioral health. I am also in school to further my career so yeah. The games I profoundly play are Overwatch, Dark Souls, and Final Fantasy things. I also stream occasionally! Other than gaming, I enjoy watching WWE, listening to Kpop, and supporting other streamers. I haven't been in a gaming community in about 3 years, and I thought it was time to try to find one to join and ADK was the first thing that came up in my searching. I am hopeful to make new friends and find some new gaming buddies, and I also hope to see you all on discord as well.
  2. 4 points
    You read it right! <ADKGamers> Mal'ganis has cleared Uldir 8/8 Normal! We know that this is a very small achievement in terms of the WoW universe, but we are happy we did it! We have started this expansion and this tier with very little, and have grown to be a solid core group for our casual raids. This is the guilds first ever Group kill screen shot! Congratulations to everyone who was involved in the kill! We look forward to moving forward and announcing a Heroic kill not to far in the future! We are currently 5/8 Heroic and going to be pushing hard! Feisty Selfie!
  3. 4 points
    Markivo

    Breeding for Stats!

    Breeding in Ark This is a guide for anyone that is thinking of starting to breed dinos for stat mutations – In this article we don’t care what colour the dino is as long as it’s a badass so if you want some pretty colours this isn’t the place for you. The main thing to know about breeding for stats is that you need to start out doing it right or you will quickly find that you’ve done some damage to your blood line and, once you are experienced enough to understand your mistake, you won’t be able to rectify it . When you know the basics, the rest is easy. If you are new to breeding, I would recommend reading the entire article before you start. I understand that some people will not care about the “why” you do certain things and just want to know the “how” which is fine and so all explanations for actions will be coloured blue so that if you don’t care, you can ignore them. Step 1: Finding base dinos This is often considered THE MOST important step of your breeding journey. I very much disagree and would recommend spending no more than a few days taming every dino of the species you wish to breed above lv 180 that you see and keep the ones with the best stats in each of health, stamina, oxygen, food, weight and melee. You can check what is considered a good stat for your dino by entering the information about it into http://www.dododex.com/stat-calculator/rex You can also make this even easier for yourself by purchasing a Donor Package to get a max level dino (+ ascendant saddle) and asking the admins for one that is good in a specific stat that you want (usually this would be health or melee). The reason that I don’t consider this step to be the most important is because once you’ve tamed a bunch of the dino you want to breed, it’s going to become harder and harder to find an even better one for a specific stat (which is where the donor package really comes in handy for those important stats) and you don’t want to waste weeks looking for something better because in that time you could have achieved multiple mutations and already had a far superior dino. Step 2: Creating your “Big Daddy” At this point I expect that you have been taming a lot of dinos and now have 6, each one with an exceptional number for one of the 6 stats. You’re going to want to breed these into one super strong dino before you even think about going for mutations and this may take a while because your biggest limiting factor is going to be the timers on the females. When you breed one dino with another, there is a 45% chance to inherit the lower stat from the parents and a 55% chance to inherit the highest stat from the parents, this means that if you breed 2 of your 6 dinos together, you have a fairly good chance of the offspring inheriting both good stats. Continue breeding them together and working around the timers until you have both a male and female with all 6 of the best stats that you found, by this point your dinos will probably be almost level 400 and we haven’t even started mutating! This pair must be called “Big Momma” and “Big Daddy” or else the ark Gods will taint your blood line whilst you sleep. Step 3: Starting your brothel So, we have our perfect mother and father, are we ready to start making mutated babies? No. What we first want to do is produce dozens of copies of the perfect female that we have created all without mutations. The reason for this is that in ark there is a mutation counter for each dino which at this point should be 0/20 both on the matrilineal (mothers) side and on the patrilineal (fathers) side of both "Big Momma" and "Big Daddy". This counter increases by 1 every time your dino mutates and once that counter hits 20 you can’t get any further mutations. However, there is a way around this predicament and you can actually force a dino with a mutation counter that is over 20 to mutate even further. If a male with a counter reading something over 20 e.g 44, mates with a female that has a counter under 20 (preferably 0 to make things easier) then the offspring's stats can still mutate. This means that the baby’s ancestral line will have 44/20 on the patrilineal side and 1/20 on the matrilineal side and still get a stat increase. There isn’t really an exact number that I would suggest to have in terms of base females. Just remember that the more of these base females you have, the faster you will produce mutations because you will spend less time waiting for timers. So to start this process you will breed big daddy and big momma together and slay any males that pop out (note – if at this stage you get a dino that has either a health or melee mutation, put the dino to one side and continue breeding your non-mutated dinos, the purpose of this step is to have a ton of females with 0/20 mutations), keeping the females and putting them on hitching posts, you can then use these females to breed with big daddy (You’re gonna have to get used to incest if you’re gonna breed like a pro) to create more of these perfect females which in turn get added to hitching posts etc. etc. So in the end you should have something resembling this where your females are all bundled up nicely for the males to slide in and join them. All of these females should have exactly the same stats and none of them should be mutated. OK, so we have all our females ready and waiting with 0/20 mutation counters each… what now? Well, that depends on whether or not you have unlocked the S + Mutator from defeating the alpha dragon. Step 4: Pre-Mutator Breeding So… You don’t have the mutator. I’m not going to lie to you it’s a tough and slow road ahead. But it’s worth it! What you should probably do at this point is focus your attention on breeding Rexes to try and beat the alpha dragon and unlock the mutator. Of course to do this we need some badass rexes and that’s where our pre-mutator breeding is going to come in. What you’re going to do is begin by slamming your big daddy into the piles of females until you pop out either a health or melee mutation –Important- ALL OTHER MUTATIONS ARE USELESS –important-. The reason that the other mutations are useless is because the more stats you are trying to mutate the harder it because to achieve a perfect mutated male. Think about it, all of your females will still have your base stats even when your OP male rex has 20k base health and 700% base melee. This means that if you are mutating every stat, to get a rex to pop out with all your mutated stats, you have to roll the 55% chance dice on every single one of those 6 stats. Trust me, working with only health and melee is not only more manageable but actually wayyyy better in the long run. You don’t want to have to ignore a melee mutation just because the rex didn’t inherit your mutated oxygen stat. Once you have either a health or melee mutation what you do depends on whether it is a male or a female. If it is a male, great! You breed that dino back into the pile of females and rinse and repeat. However, if it is a female, wait for it to grow up and breed it back into big daddy until you get a male that inherits all of the females’ stats, this male will become your new stud. This is why we NEVER kill Big Daddy. If you get a mutated female that you wish was a male so that it could become your new stud, you need to breed it with a base male. If you bred this new, mutated female (e.g. 40/20) with your old stud (e.g. 39/20) then their mutation counters would actually add together when it produces a baby (79/20). This makes things really hard to keep track of and just generally annoying, it’s much easier just to keep big daddy alive and watch your mutation counter go up in increments of 1. Remember, you only keep the dino if it inherits both your highest melee stat and your highest health stat because if it only keeps one and gets a mutation then you would have to cross breed your mutated dinos which sends your mutation counter out of control very quickly. Step 5: Post-Mutator Breeding Alrighty so we’re at the fun part now. With the mutator, not only are you far more likely to get mutations but your mutations are also twice as good. This is because you can stack a mutator buff up to 2 times on your dinos. The only difference between breeding post-mutator unlock is that your mutation process will increase in to an insane speed if done correctly. Of course, this will cost 10 element per mutation pulse (20 if you stack the buff which you should ALWAYS do) and so you will eat through element quite quickly and have to farm yourself some more An important thing to mention here is that you will probably get multiple dinos of different genders with different desired stats per breeding cycle. For example, you may get an otherwise perfect male with a new melee mutation, and also get an otherwise perfect female with a health mutation. What some players may be tempted to do is to breed these two dinos together and get a baby with both mutations. Do not do this! First of all, this uses at least one breeding cycle since even if you get the perfect male that inherits both mutations, you still have to wait for him to grow up. Secondly, the problem of cross breeding mutations arises once more where the mutation counter will essentially double for the offspring when compared to the individual parents. Thirdly, there is only a 55% chance of inheriting each of the individual mutated stats of the parents which means that there is only around a 27% chance that you will receive the perfect mutated male you are looking for. This means that you will be doing an average of 4 breeding cycles to get a new perfect male with a tainted mutation counter – put simply, it isn’t worth it! What you would do instead, is choose which stat you would prefer (either health or melee - I usually choose to keep melee) and use that dino as your new stud. However, keep in mind that if you choose to keep a female to use as your new stud, you are going to have to spend 10 extra element to turn it into a male and so I would recommend keeping a health mutated male over a melee mutated female. Step 6: Have fun Well done! Now you have your very own badass dino. You can now kill titanosaurs for fun, you can eat gigas for breakfast, even entire flocks of wyverns can do you no harm with your nifty ascendant saddle. But why stop there? There's no limit to how great your dino can get and we have absolutely no plans of wiping the server so yolo it and see how far you can go. In theory with this method you could create dodos and compys that are able to take down even the mightiest of wild dinos. Have fun with it guys! Now below are some additional notes that I may add to over time so keep an eye out. If you ever have any questions regarding breeding, feel free to ask me. Some of these ideas can get kind of confusing and difficult to put on paper but I would be happy to walk anyone through individual questions you might have. Helpful tips, explanations and facts: - When a dino mutates, it will increase a single stat by 2 “wild levels” or with the use of a mutator will increase by 4. I call this a “wild level” because the amount that the stat will increase by is fixed regardless of the level or stat of the dino. Contrastingly a “tamed level” (one which is gained through experience points and the player allocates where the points should go), will have greater effects depending on the base stats of a rex. For example, a rex with 1k base health may only increase its health by 100 per “tamed level” but 500 per “wild level”, however a rex at 20k health base will still increase by the same 500 per “wild level” but will increase by 1000 per “tamed level”. The result of this is that the higher you go with your mutations, the more stat yield you get for putting experience into your dinos. - Two common misconceptions I hear from people who are trying to breed is either 1) that when you mutate you always get either a colour mutation or a stat mutation or that 2) if your dino doesn’t change colour then it can’t have a stat change. Both of these are not true! In fact, a dino will ALWAYS receive BOTH a colour mutation and a stat mutation. The reason this may not be apparent is because there are 6 potential colour regions on a dino and you can actually get a mutation on one of the colour regions that your dino doesn’t even have meaning that it is a sort of hidden colour mutation. Similarly, you may get a colour mutation and see no stat change, this is because you can actually get a mutation on the movement speed stat which can never change from mutations meaning that technically the dino has more points in movement speed and will be a higher level, but its movement speed will remain the same. - Despite what you may hear about different methods of breeding, as of right now there is no limit to how strong your dinos can get from mutations. The only limit on our servers is that dinos can only increase in “tamed levels” by 200 once hatched from an egg which is almost impossible to reach. - If a mutated dino comes out with the exact stats that you want but is a female, don’t worry. With the mutator, you can perform a gender switch pulse which PERMANENTLY changes the gender of the dino as long as it isn’t put into a soul trapper for the first few hours of its transition. This saves an entire breeding cycle of trying to create a male to match those stats at the cost of only 10 element. - With the use of a mutator, a rex melee mutation will always increase base melee damage by exactly 23.5% while health will increase by between 800 and 900 (I’m not sure of an exact number right now) - For base rex stats to begin the process of mutating (way back in step 1), I would recommend 12-13k health and anything over 400% for melee with at least 2.5k stamina since you won’t be mutating that stat and what you start off with is what you have to live with for the entire future line of rexes. - It's a good idea to keep any and all dinos on S+ Hitching posts at all times, even if you aren't using them for breeding. This is because the S+ hitching post actually gives dinos passive tribe exp even when you are offline. It's free levels! - When it comes to levelling rexes with experience points, you're going to want to distribute your points between health and melee. The Health to Melee ratio will really depend on what it is you are going up against. The reason for this is because some dinos such as gigas and allosaurs apply bleed and some dinos such as the dragon and fire wyverns apply burn. Bleed will cause your dino to take 1% of its max health per second and burn will cause it to take 2.5% of its max health per second. This means that if you are fighting a dino that can apply such an effect, the higher your rexes health, the more damage it will be taking. By instinct, you wouldn't think of this as a problem right? I mean an 80k health rex losing 800 health/second will die just as fast as a 20k rex losing 200 health/second...right? Wrong. The reason for this is that when you're going into battle you should have a daeodon healing you and so it is much easier for the daeodon to keep up with healing when the rex is losing 200 health/second rather than 800 health/second. This actually means that in a fight like the alpha dragon, it is actually advantageous to have a rex with lower health! So, in conclusion, if you are fighting enemies which don't apply bleed or burn - pump health more than melee. Or, if you are fighting something which does apply bleed/burn then pump melee more than health.
  4. 3 points
    LADIES AND GENTS! INTRODUCING THE GRAND THEFT AUTO V SECTION TO ADK Despite the age of the game, it has grown some popularity within our community playerbase, therefore we have decided to make it an ADK sponsored section. This is a prime opportunity to get back into the fray if you haven't played in a while. In GTA Online, we have a crew dedicated to CEO/MC businesses and other means of money making. We are always looking for people who enjoy helping others and making money themselves whether it be in freemode or missions/heists. The majority of our sessions will be dedicated to grinding. Our section will also be holding organised events sometime in the near future such as heist nights, races, and mission playlists to name a few. If you wish to join our in-game crew or become part of the section staff, please message myself or CaGregorio and we can get you situated. Future posts are to include crew expectations, common etiquette, starter/advanced guides, and more. At the moment, please follow all =ADK= rules and bylaws until we get a rules post up. Good luck and hope to see you in the streets of Los Santos!
  5. 3 points
    Feisty

    New Server? New Mods?

    ARK Staff want to put up another server with maybe a difference Niche of mods. Show me some mods you would like to see on a new server. Tell us what you like about the mod and other mods that might go along with it. If there any particular rates you guys would like to see differently to compliment your mods then you can let us know about that as well. For Example, Annunaki Genesis is a really cool mod because it brings a lot of different game play to ARK. It has a bunch of new Dino's new, new mechanics and new items. This mod pairs really well with ARK Advance 10, the mods tend to compliment each other with the different game play. LINKS RELEVANT MODS
  6. 3 points
    Hello Guildies! I have compiled this basic guide to using SimulationCraft and RaidBots.com in order to optimize your DPS. These methods will give you mathematical evidence can be used to make critical decisions on gear, stat priority, gems/enchants, and talents. SimulationCraft Add-on In order to run simulations, we will need to upload data specific to your character (essentially a formatted string that defines your character). The SimulationCraft add-on will create this formatted string for you, allowing you to get a snapshot of your character's race, talent spec, talents, and gear (equipped and in bag, but not in bank). Step 1: Download and Install SimulationCraft https://www.curseforge.com/wow/addons/simulationcraft Step 2: Open WoW and Log into the character you would like to Simulate! Say Hello, Bauble! Step 3: in your chat frame, type /simc Step 4: Copy the generated string to your clipboard for use in the next section! RaidBots.com Raidbots is a website that will allow you to run simulations of your character Types of Simulations In this guide, I will provide a few of the most common ways to use this tool. Quick Sim: Use this Simulation mode when you are looking to determine your current "max" DPS in your current state (under ideal circumstances) Stat Weights: Use this Simulation mode when you are looking to determine what gems and enchants you should be using (given current stats) Talent Compare: Use this Simulation mode to compare different talent builds Gear Compare: Use this Simulation mode when you are looking to compare gear (Got a new piece of gear that you're unsure of? RUN THIS SIM) Top Gear: The most complicated simulation. Use this Simulation mode when you are looking to compare configurations of your best gear, talents, and enchants/gems Quick Sim Step 1: Paste your Character String into the provided form: Step 2: Select Sim Options: This interface allows you to specify the buffs you would like to simulate with, any consumables you might have active, and the length of the fight. I recommend that you do not bother with changing the config on the top, and only work with the Reorigination Array Stacks and Raid Buffs/Consumables for this Sim. Step 3: Run your Sim! Once the system processes your request and generates your simulation, you will be presented with your data. Stat Weights For Stat weights, follow the same process as above, and you will find the stats that you should prioritize based on your current gear and talents. In this simulation I recommend removing bloodlust from your simulated raid buffs, as this may skew the haste stat weight. Talent Compare For Talent comparison, simply create multiple talent builds in the interface using "duplicate talent set" and run your simulation. Gear Compare In gear compare, the tool allows you to compare your current gear with a constructed gear set. You can add in-game items, configure their ilvl, and specify azerite traits, if applicable. Top Gear Top Gear combines aspects of all the above sections, but is limited to gear equipped and in your inventory. You are able to simulate gear and talent changes together here, to allow you a lot of flexibility for simulation. Explore this if you would like to plan out specs and gear for different situations.
  7. 3 points
    Untucked Shirt

    Untucks Introducton

    Hi, I am Untucked Shirt. Some people know me as "Tuck", that one guy who makes things out of glass, or even just the anky breeder. Anyways, if you ever need an anky with okayish stats Talk to me. I Gacha Covered. I play ark and i absolutely love the people in this community.
  8. 3 points
    irtristan

    Hello

    Hello, I am Tristan and I have been playing ADK on and off for about a year now. My favorite map is Ragnorak but ever since extinction came out it is my new favorite. I love and adore playing Ark because dinosaurs are amazing and ADK has been a really good server to play on because the mods add just enough to ark to make it not entirely difficult. I have been playing ark well before scorched earth came out and have been through its ups and downs. Ark being my second most time spent game on steam, I have put a lot of hours into it and plan to put a lot more hours in because of the new extinction DLC.
  9. 3 points
    hello well i am a 42 yr old guy with 6 kids, im on my 3rd wife lol. we live in idaho im self employed, from a family business for the last 20 yrs. i have also done many other jobs ranging from 5 yrs mananger at McDonalds to concrete sealant work. i have 6 years as a M1 tanker in the army graduated high school and have a 2 yr study of game theory and design from a crappy internet collage. only left the country once so far on a honeymoon cruise to Catalina islands and mexico.. wasnt the best trip almost got left there lol.. ok well idk what else.. but you can ask me and ill tell you more thanks guys and hope to be apart of your community.
  10. 3 points
    Feisty

    ADK Beta Testing for Dino Storage

    I have been approached by the developer of Dino Storage. He is in need of a larger community such as ours to stress test some of the changes he has mad on his Beta version of his mod. Thursday evening around 6pm I will ask players who are willing to participate to log out on Ragnarok as I make a copy of the Server. I will load the copy server up (and unhive it) for our testing purposes. We will all log into this server and I will walk us through what we need to test at this time. We need AT LEAST 5 people to test the data load effectively enough to stress the mod to the max, the more players the better. I will also be force crashing this server during testing (Causing a roll back) to see how the data of the mod reacts. This whole testing process should take no longer than an hour and a half once the server is up and ready to go. PLEASE consider coming to help with this process as the developer has bent over backwards to fix problems for our community specifically and has made changes based on ADK's needs more than a few times now, it would be nice to give back and help.
  11. 3 points
    Feisty

    NEW ARK SERVER IP! BOX UPGRADES

    Our New dedicated Server box is ready to rock! We are excited to be able to upgrade our hardware to improve our players experience on our servers and continue to grow the section in a positive way. In this transition players should not lose anything! All of the save files have been ported over right at the last moment to make sure that progress is not lost. The only thing you guys need to do is delete the old servers from favorites and add our new IPs! The Center: 149.56.16.27:27015 (Query Port:7777) Scorched Earth: 149.56.16.27:27017 (Query Port:7775) The Island: 149.56.16.27:27019 (Query Port:7779) Ragnarok: 149.56.16.27:27023 (Query Port:7783) Aberration: 149.56.16.27:27021 (Query Port:7781) Add these new IPs to your favorites launch your game and away you go right where you left off! On top of this we will be implementing some cool new features! Right off the bat you will notice that the servers will be saving stoping updating and restarting all on their own, and in the next few days this should be transcriped right to the #ark-updates channel and will look something like this. Once everything is settled and we set an appropriate restart schedule we will look at adding a wild dino wipe to that schedule as well, but thats to come in a little while. Happy ARKing friends!
  12. 3 points
    Some links to these maps: Crystal Isles: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=804312798 Volcano: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=715028562 Panthalassa: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1065443232
  13. 3 points
    CRYSTAL ISLES INTENSIFIES
  14. 3 points
    Feisty

    Dino Storage Options being applied

    [DinoStorage] DownloadRelease=True //This function adds a check to see if the dinosaur would be downloadable onto the server before allowing to release. Essentially blocking non aberration dino's on aberration. ReturnTrapper=True //This function returns a soul trap to you when you release the dinosaur contained in it. StoreSaddle=True //This function allows a saddle a dino is wearing to be stored with it. It will keep all its statistics, but paint jobs to the saddle will be lost, but skins will remain. VaultTerminal=True //This function essentially makes the soul storage act as a vault. Meaning if the ground below it is broken, it will not break, it will drop. Dino's are meant to not be claimable by another player for 31 days, terminal decay timer is 31 days so that is perfect.
  15. 3 points
    Feisty

    July Server Voting Tally!

    Unfortunately with me being away this month my staff were only able to gain access to the top 10 voters per server instead of the full list I have access too. If your name isn't on here thank you for voting this month! @Markivo @Chasaroonie @Kody @Mayres457 @jayrestexas @Sav @Kathiel Enjoy your free saddle BP for the month! (Or negotiate for another BP of your choosing with feisty) (No i wont do weapons =P ) Name Island Ragnarok Aberration Center Scorched Totals Markivo 29 29 29 87 Chasaroonie™ 26 26 26 78 Parzival 22 22 22 66 marci.ayres 18 18 4 14 54 Kathiel 26 13 6 6 51 john_ayres 17 17 17 51 Kiwi 13 16 2 15 46 TSVeeVee 5 5 5 15 Feisty 4 5 3 12 DaemonDragon 5 5 10 Lokaal 4 3 1 8 Zeus™ 1 2 2 5 MavRoc 1 1 2 Feisty 2 2 Whyte Tygress 1 1
  16. 3 points
    Feisty

    Thank you ARK players!

    You guys are awesome! I just wanted to thank everyone who has purchased donor packs in the last little while! We have had plans to upgrade the ARK box for some time now, with our current player base and immense support from you guys we are almost ready to make that upgrade a reality. Thanks again! This is NOT an official information post on the upgrade but this will likely happen in early September, staff will be working very hard to make the transition to the new box as painless as possible. There is a small chance that our servers may be completely offline for a day or two, there's a very good chance our IP's will change and there's a 100% chance that the out come is going to be absolutely fantastic for the community. Make sure you guys are keeping tabs on discord and forums for dates and news and info when it becomes available! type "?rank ARK" in #ark chat to make sure you are receiving section notifications also. P.S. New box means new additional servers SQUEEEEE
  17. 3 points
    Sav

    Dino Storage Update 7/25/2018

    Update: Jul 25 @ 11:55am ● INI config MaxDragWeight added which supports decimal placements. Must be greater than DinoSoulWeight, and is the maximum weight threshold to be applied when using DragWeightMultiplier. ● Improved Dino Soul description list visibility. ● Added points applied. The brackets after the stat is the points applied. First integer is wild, second is tamed. https://gyazo.com/c37ad26975618fbd23a5dcda426aa7bf ● Will now check if the dino saddle does not have structures before allowing trapping. This is to prevent accidentally trapping a mobile base and having it crumble. ● Saddles will be stored in the item and requipped on dinos when released. Quality and stats will be retained through the process. ● Added a debuff gun. When you shoot a dino, a UI appears with a list of buffs. Clicking the buff name will send a HUD notification of the file path to use for the ExcludeBuffs INI array. You can print screen the message and paste it in paint so you can use it as a reference when building the exclusion list. There will also be a remove button where you can remove the buff to help debug which buff is causing oddities when trapped and released. It will only fire if you are an Admin and can only be cheat spawned in: https://gyazo.com/c8ba3f5180491cdd58cf55c3f9ef4e83
  18. 3 points
    jayrestexas

    S+ Mod Update 7/25/2018

    Update: Jul 25 @ 6:29am - Adjusted crafting cost of the triangle Tek foundation - S+ Staircases now have the same crafting cost as vanilla to enable conversion between the two Dino Scan has been completely revamped with a new UI and new functionality: - The list of dino types is now separated into two lists with currently spawned on top of the ones without any spawns - You can now filter the dino list & clicking on a dino will show its approximate position on a map - New Config: DisableDinoScanDetails (hides the latitude & longitude) - New Config: DisableDinoScanMap (won't show the map when a dino is clicked) The scan process is as follows: 1.) The world loads and a list of all spawnable dinos is compiled once 2.) When the Dino Scan UI is opened, the server will check that list to see which ones are spawned and cache that data for 1 minute 3.) When a dino type is selected, a list of those dinos is requested from the server and is cached for 30 seconds 4.) The server then determines the location of those matching dinos and sends it to the client What this means: - The breakdown of dinos that have spawns vs those without can be a maximum of 1 minute out of date - The list of a specific dino type can be a maximum of 30 seconds out of date - The location is always accurate in real time (note: the Dino Scan UI will not update the spawn status of dinos while open but you can still click on any dino to get current data on them)
  19. 3 points
    We're supposed to be active on the forums so I thought of some topics to post every now and again. this is obviously one of them. Now as for the title I am not going to say that you are a bad player or stupid or anything if you have a pen for like 60 raptors. I am saying that a raptor is objectively a poor dyno compared to it's counterparts. So what do we define as counterparts to a raptor? Well i'd say any dyno that can be used for moderately fast travel, scouting and some light combat but aren't too useful for much else such as tanking or doing damage, carry weight etc. I'd say a raptor's counterparts include but may not be limited to - Dire Wolves, Sabertooths, Thylas (debatable as they can be rougher to tame), Terror bird, Allosaurus and Ravagers as far as I'm aware. I could go into great detail and make like 6 subsections to compare each dino's stats with the raptor but I doubt I need to. I was just making a post because I had an opinion and felt inclined to share it on a slightly larger scale than discord. also I didn't really grammar check any of this and im not sorry.
  20. 3 points
    GeekDucks

    Welcome back PS2

    So, from what I am hearing, the PS2 R&D department is going to be back in business then? If so, I got a few ideas.... And yes, it involves rubber ducks....and a liberator
  21. 3 points
    Feisty

    NON ABERRATION DINOS

    Hi players! We didn't realize the impact that adding the soul mod to the server would have on aberration. With the ability to soul trap dinosaurs you have the ability to transfer to Aberration dinosaurs that wouldn't normally be allowed. I want to make this VERY clear... THIS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED Non aberration dinos will NOT be allowed on aberration in any capacity (This includes rexes, gigas and the like). We cannot prevent people from taking them over with this mod installed but we also feel that the mod adds WAY to much benefit to server performance and just cleans up peoples bases too much to consider removing it because of this, but we do want to maintain balance on the servers... to this end we will be implementing a 3 STRIKE policy for finding these dinosaurs on aberration, and this is PER TRIBE not per player. Strike 1: An admin will soul trap the dino and remove it for you. We will make note of your tribe, reach out to the players make sure they are aware of the rule and return their dino with a warning. Strike 2: The dino will be destroyed without notice Strike 3: Your tribes dinosaurs will be purged from Aberration without notice. Please do not ruin this mod for our players. This mod adds so much quality of life in terms of FPS and base loading, I would hate to have to remove it still due to players not regarding the admins on this. If you have any questions about why this is happening that aren't explained here, please direct them to Feisty, the ARK Manager. Thank you for your cooperation in this, ARK Staff
  22. 3 points
    Kody

    New mods on Hive

    Hey everyone, we're going to be adding 2 new mods onto the Hive servers next restart. They will be the Tribute and Element Transfer mod and the Dino Storage mod. The first allows you to transfer certain items that are normally not transferable, like thyla claws, for instance. The second allows you to store dinosaurs inside of "soul orbs" in order to preserve space. This should greatly help larger tribes that have a bunch of dinosaurs hogging space. I know I will personally be using this one a lot. They're already on the mod list, but I'll link them down below just in case. Thanks guys! and Have fun! https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1262248217 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1341173952
  23. 3 points
    Hey folks! There's a lot going on here in the ARK section and we want to make sure that all of our players are aware of whats going on around the section and aware of our current plans for the future and talk about how they might effect you. We would like to ask our players to join us Monday Evening at 8PM CST, 9 EST in the ARK Open chat 1 toom, for our first ever Open ARK section meeting. This meeting will take place AFTER whatever ADK meetings are happening (we have member/admin meetings every second monday). We hope that everyone who can make it will be there, because we are also going to be looking for player input on more than a few things! There will be cookies.
  24. 3 points
    Feisty

    ARK: Rock Drake Farming Night!

    Who wants to rock drake farm! Friday June 15th we will be doing a rock drake farming event! 7CST, 8EST We really only need 2-3 people on rock drakes to make this an easy feat, really the only other acceptable dinosaur to bring will be a Spino. ROCK DRAKES: Will be the ones in the most amount of danger, so please only bring a rock drake if it is high enough level to survive multiple wild rock drakes, and stuff happens so don't bring one you aren't willing to lose. SPINOS: If you bring a spino it must be at LEAST 170 wild caught, with a decent level of health and a decent saddle. Bring meat to heal, spino's will essentially be acting as our tanks. Preferably bread for an imprint damage reduction. Egg Distribution: We will be distributing eggs in as fair a way possible. We will use a random name picker to determine an order of picking out of the pool of eggs collected, and then the list will be reversed for the second round of picks. In order to be included in the egg picking you must be present at the time we finish farming. Approx 2 hours. Come join us for our First ever egg hunt, and get some rock drakes of your own!
  25. 3 points
    Twitch

    Hello I am Twitch

    I like to play Ark but i will try most any game.
  26. 2 points
    This new server will take place on OLYMPUS!!! IP: 149.56.16.27:27033 We will launch the server TOMORROW (Sunday) Evening! See you then! This server will have a separate mod list and will not be hived at this time. Should this server take off in popularity we will look at turning this mod set into a hive and cut down the smaller servers on the current hive. After a couple months if the mod list takes off we will hold a competition to pick a name for the mod series! MODS: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1650976759 ARK Additions: The Collection Backpack Builder's Helmet Castles, Keeps, and Forts Medieval Architecture Dino Storage V2 Dino Tracker WBUI (Very much like our current MOTD ui but better) Immersive Taming Olympus Platforms Plus RP Visual Storage Rare Sightings Speed Saddles StackMeMore StructureSaver Structures Plus Tools Evolved ECO: Garden Decor Primordial Decor RP Decor Shoppe Decor Stable Structures and Decore ecoTrees As you can see this mod list is very much oriented towards building and collecting. But with all the normal rates of the hive. We are looking forward to testing a few mods we have never seen before like a different utility mod as well as a replacement for the speed soup mod. We are also testing a few building quality of life type mods (Builder Helmet and Structure Saver) to see if these mods are something we would like on this server or not.
  27. 2 points
    zylle

    Transmog Run: Siege of Orgrimmar

    Hello all! Everyone level 90 and up is invited to join us for a guild run of the Mists of Pandaria raid mythic Siege of Orgrimmar! We will be collecting various armor appearances from Tier 16, as pictured below. Even if you're not sure if you can make it, please respond to the event in the in-game guild calendar to let us know if you are interested! This event will take place on Sunday, January 6th at 6pm server time (CST). Thanks for reading and hope to see you there!
  28. 2 points
    zylle

    Future ADK PVP Nights!

    Hey everyone! Like to give a huge thank-you to everyone who came out for our first scheduled ADK PVP night in WoW! In addition to completing our weekly PVP world quests, we also queued for random battlegrounds and defended our main city from some alliance attacks! I have scheduled our next PVP night for Sunday, January 13 at 6pm server time! Hope to see even more people show up next time!
  29. 2 points
    Feisty

    Kody taking a step back from Admin

    Just wanted to let you guys know that Kody is going to be taking a step back from Admin for the time being. He is busy with school and work and keeping a positive lifestyle, because of this, hes found that he has precious little time to play. Sometimes being an admin can be pretty time demanding, especially with so few in the position at the moment. We have decided together that it's probably better for Kody to be filling an adviser position right now so that when he does have time to play he can enjoy the game while socializing with our players rather then spending hours working behind his admin menu. Basically this means that he will not be responsible for spawning of donor purchases for you guys anymore or solving in game issues but will still be around to socialize and help players with questions and passing of information. All this being said, we do need more advisers and admins within the section (even before he made the shift) so if anyone is interested in helping out in a staff capacity please message me in discord and we talk talk about it. =)
  30. 2 points
    Kody

    Dino Storage Mod Update 9/3/2018

    Hey everyone, today we had a small update for the Dino Storage mod, here's the breakdown: ● Dino Souls now works with Auction House. ~ Special thanks goes to the Ghazlawl for allowing you guys to auction Dino Souls by storing custom item data in his new update. ● Dino Souls now capture the server name it was captured on. ~ Old Souls in play will not have a stored server name, and will have their mating times refreshed to allow mating. Free one-time 100% cooldown for all currently stored females when the update lands! ~ New Souls containing the stored server name will: • If stored on server matches the released on server, mating timers will continue to count down and behave normally. Only effects females that can breed. • If stored on server does not match the released on server, mating timer will behave like the Obby where the new server will set a mating cooldown time between the dino's `New Female Min Time Between Mating` and `New Female Max Time Between Mating` which is on the dino BP itself. The item will say "Trap again to get new server mating time!". Only effects females that can breed. Can be changed to not set a mating cooldown timer with INI config NewServerCanMate. ● INI config NewServerCanMate added and, if true, will make female dinos able to mate immediately on new servers. Default is false.
  31. 2 points
    CrankyGrandma

    Hi and G'Day

    Hi just wanting to introduce myself as I would like to join ADK. I am known on Discord as Crankygrandma and my in game name is Chachi. I am part of Flyingsolo's Wyvern's Bane tribe and will be forever in his debt for introducing me to your community. I have over 5200 hours in Ark and also have our own family server as well as countless hours in singleplayer. Being in Solo's tribe has revitalized my Ark interest. Solo and Kath have been so welcoming and helpful. Also Feisty, Markivo, Sav, to mention a few have also been very welcoming. These members made me feel right at home. As for what about me, I have just in the last 2 weeks retired from 31 years of Nursing. Am not looking back but will have to temper my donor pack purchases once the pension starts being only source of income. Being involed with computers since 1982, I build, repair, and play computers. I also love collecting movies and have a very very large movie collection. Being nearly 67 years old (birthday next month) and retired I have a lot of time on my hands. So I make the offer that if anyone needs an extra pair of hands anywhere except Aberration, I am happy to help. Want to give back as much as I get from this game. Not certain whether I will get Extinction but probably will. Also not certain how helping out different tribes would work but I'm sure someone will know. Would like to invite any and all to come and tour our Center base. Rather proud as I built in myself over 1 week but am continually adding and expanding. Of course I couldn't have done it without the help of Solo and Kath with their donation of materials, etc. Well that's it. Hope to have many many more hours added to my tally while involved with this community. Cranky Grandma
  32. 2 points
    RebornChampion

    Hello, RebornChampion / Jordan

    Hi, My name is Jordan (or ign RebornChampion). I play games like ESO, Dark Souls, GTAV, Siege, Minecraft, Battlefield, Terraria, Stardew Valley, Metro, Fallout Series, and others. This fall I am heading to UW Madison to pursue a double major in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. I am looking to become a member since I started playing with the Minecraft/ Planetside 2 portion of ADK members Sorry, but I am not putting a picture, if you stalk me online I am sure you could find one though.
  33. 2 points
    Allrightythen123

    Hi

    My name is Daniel I live in the state of NY. I am a 23 year old man.My occupation is Certified Nursing Assistant. I have one cat named oreo. Hopefully we can game together.
  34. 2 points
    RpK

    Hello Titan got me here

    I’m new and like fortnite dota 2 Over Watch R6 Smite and I’m water polo and swimming teams fir my high school and off season. Looking for nickel people to play with. This feels like setting up a tinder profile.
  35. 2 points
    Only Juan Kid

    Hello guys

    Hey names Juan love playing anything and everything, but my main focus right now is Fortnite! , i found you guys through a google search.
  36. 2 points
    Carolixe

    I'm New <3

    Hey i'm new to the website and would love to play some video games with you guys - HMU CAROLIXE
  37. 2 points
    OurHealer

    Hey there!

    Hello everyone! I am a small time league of legends player looking to be apart of a fun active community as I grow. I enjoy meeting new people and building friendships as I play while promoting positive vibes and encouragement to those around me. I hope to be a good fit here and I hope I can make everyone's day just a little bit brighter.
  38. 2 points
    Hi guys! Just wanted to post a note about the fix i made to dino storage the other day. It turns out that we trapped SO many dinos that the save file that is being stored on the server became too large. In fact the developer told me that this file was three times as large as any file any of his mod users had ever shared with him. This means that yes, we are confirmed collect-aholics... TALKING ABOUT RAGNAROK Essentially in order to fix the problem i had to rename the save file and have the mod start a new one. Meaning that all the souls trapped in souls PRIOR to this fix are now unrecoverable should some CRAZY bug that is incredibly unlikely happen. Well... they are recoverable, but it would require me to replace the file that lagged the server to hell and restart the server, which i would then have to replace again to remove the lag and restart again. I'm sure you can get where im going with this... I wont be going through this trouble unless under extreme conditions, which is VERY unlikely. For those of you that have a million trapped color dinos like me, those dinos are pretty much never going to be recovered if they are ever lost... but if you have your worker dinos trapped, you can simply un trap and retrap them to restore their info in the save file. PLEASE dont do this with all your colored dinos that serve no purpose as this will just bog down the file and cause it to lag again. Just do this with dinos that you would REALLLLLLY hate to lose like workers or drakes or whatever. Now that the bulk of the servers dinos are trapped i dont think the save file will bog down for a long time like it did before so we shouldnt have to go through this again for some time. I have also been brainstorming with the developer of the mod who has said he will likely implement some sort of storage file overwrite that servers can opt out of, meaning that he is going to make i t so that after a certain file size the oldest entry in the file will be over written, meaning that only the most recent (he estimates like 3000) dinos trapped will be recoverable, which doesn't seem like it will be unreasonable, if you didn't use the dino in 3000 dinos then chances are in the one in a million chances that something happens to that dino soul and its unrecoverable you wont miss it. Just to reiterate were not talking about REMOVING souls from the game that aren't touched... just the ability to recover them SHOULD something go wrong. Any questions about this please feel free to message me in discord.
  39. 2 points
    Tacotown21

    Taco's introduction

    Hiya!! I'm Tacotown21, You can just call me taco though. I was just kinda looking for a community of fun people to play with, and i saw your guys website, and thought it was worth a try. I mostly play fps type games (Siege, CS:GO, and the like) but i also enjoy a good mmo every now and again (skyrim, the division if that counts, and tamriel online.) I'm really happy to be here, and can't wait to meet you all! See you on the field! -Taco
  40. 2 points
    Chasaroonie

    ARK Patch Notes 07/17/18

    Current Version: 281.107 - Addressed map exploit - The Center bosses now yield more Element (30, 83, and 184 for Easy, Medium and Hard respectively) - Scorched Earth - Electric Storm only affects tek weapons, tek turrets, tek saddles, and tek shield generators - Electric Storm duration bumped to 8 minutes - Extinction Chronicles - Increased Player and Dino Level Cap by 1 - Added 3 new Explorer Notes - Added Corrupted Boots unlockable - Fixed Corrupted Helmet colorization - Tek Stego - New breeding line - 5% chance to spawns - 20% higher base level - Colors - Be on the lookout for Purple, Blue, Black, and Grey dinos for the next week! - General - Riot shield can now be crafted from the fabricator - Crop plots now correctly grow when out range - Added admin commands - RainDinos - RainDanger - RefillStats - GiveArmorSet - GiveWeaponSet - GiveItemSet - ClearMyBuffs
  41. 2 points
    Chasaroonie

    ARK Donor Pack Store

    ARK Donation Packages! Are you a regular player of our ARK servers? Are you looking to breed some dinos and can't find that one high level/stat dino? Or perhaps need a starter kit? Stop by the ARK Store and pick up a donor pack! Select from our variety of packages and get that nice boost you've been looking for while supporting your favorite ARK community! Click here for Paint jobs, armor, resources, tools and more!
  42. 2 points
    Seagull

    I am finally back, my pc was broken

    I am finally back, my pc was broken
  43. 2 points
    Kathiel

    Heyoooo

    I go by Kathiel and enjoy playing a couple games here and there, I really enjoy playing in a community so I found ADK while browsing online for Ark communities lol I saw on Discord you guys have League and some other stuff too so I'd be down to play some of those too haha. BUT the obsession with Dinosaurs is too real with me
  44. 2 points
    Feisty

    Mod Showcase?

    Hi there folks. A lot of people have been bringing me a lot of interesting mods lately, and the long and short of it is, I really cant add everything you guys want to the hive. A lot of these mods are far too game changing, or are more goofy mods that can be considered bloat for a main hive (stuff like the additional skins mods). Up until last summer we had a server dedicated to showcasing other types of mods and game modes. We would put different types of overhaul mods that change the way the game is played, things to play when things slow down in the hive, or just a change of pace. I bring this up because a lot of the mods you guys are bringing up would be good types of mods that could be fun temporarily. We used to run this server on a monthly basis before wiping and redoing the mods but I think the short amount of time really deterred people from playing them, so if we are wanting to do this again it would be every couple months maybe 2 or 3, whenever people get bored of the novelty of whatever the game mode is. We did say that the build server was only temporary, so lets say when people get bored of the build server we turn it into something else thats CRAZY different and add a couple fun mods. Since the server would only be up a few months, rates would be higher than the hive, not crazy like it is on the build server with points per level, since the point of that is to essentially give you infinite resources, but an elevated tame and harvest rate above the hive. This is NOT a simple vote, I want to hear your thoughts. Some possibilities: Play as Dino Pokemon. Custom Maps Jurassic evolved Digivolved The Maze Runner Capture the flag.... ? Not sure what this is like Gaia THOUGHTSSSSSSS
  45. 2 points
    Build to your hearts content. Increased rates and points per level. Some fun mods! Mod list: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1178761947 IP: 149.56.29.194:27025 Go to town! Post Pictures!
  46. 2 points
    I'm a freak and play on all of them regularly. I probably spend the least amount of time on The Center, but I have active bases on all other maps.
  47. 2 points
    jayrestexas

    Hey, Friends!

    As Wacko and Yacko used to say, Helllloooooooooooooo Nurse! And welcome to ADK!
  48. 2 points
    After a little over a month, we can finally see how the rework for,now defense hero, Symmetra looks like on the PTR. We can see noticeable changes to her primary and secondary fire of her gun with the following details Photon Projector - Primary Fire No longer locks onto targets Range increased to 10 meters Damage ramping (up and down) now takes 2 seconds per damage level instead of the old version which was 1 second Damage ramp increased from 30/60/120 to 60/120/180 Now generates ammo instead of spending it when hitting barriers Photon Projector - Secondary fire No longer pierces targets Now explodes on contact Projectile speed increased Charge up speed increased Damage changed to 60 impact / 60 explosive Her turrets also get a changes Sentry turrets Turret is now placed like a projectile instad of being set in place Can hold a max of 3, down from 6 Can now deploy a max of 3, down from 6 Damage increased Amount of slowing effect increased Health increased from 1 to 30 Now one of her old ultimate is now available on her E as an ability Teleporter Can now place the exit up to 25 meters away from Symmetra Entrance will automatically be built in front of Symmetra, rather than at her team's spawn point Lasts 10 seconds Health lowered to 300 More things can teleport through it (e.g: Junkrat's RIP-Tire) Entrance can be destroyed (if either the entrance or exit is destroyed, the other is removed) And finally her new ultimate is, not saying anything else insane, this is "photon barrier" on of her old abilities that has been moved to the Ultimate slot, but no longer creates a circular barrier that moves wherever you created at, now creates a massive shield that covers all the map, dividing it in half New Ultimate: Photon Barrier Deploys a barrier that is big enough to span and cut through an entire map orientation can be changed by pressing the ultimate button again Has 5000 heath Lasts for 15 seconds This is what the developers said on the patch notes: The goal of these changes is to move Symmetra to her new damage role and make her more flexible and viable across more areas of the game than she was previously. Now that Symmetra is no longer a support hero, she is expected to be able to dish out heavy damage, and these changes allow for her to do so. She should be more powerful and interesting in more team compositions and maps, and she should also be stronger on offense and defense. This changes also might not come to the live servers as it is on the PTR right now, I can't wait to try this
  49. 2 points
    Viriola

    hiya

    not sure what all I need to put here I'm 19, male, and dying inside. that about covers it I'd say? I have a PC {potato computer}, xbox, and a few other consoles I work rather often but 9/10 I'm down to play on my offtime I'll do 1on1 gameplays or group settings so just ask and add!
  50. 2 points
    Feisty

    FYI Our S+ .ini values =)

    Hey guys, we occasionally get questions about what our custom values are for S+ functions. Truth is, we haven't really changed much! So here is a list of the few things we HAVE changed, followed by a list of the default values of the mod for your information!~ Cheers! Values we HAVE changed: Default Values: Can be found here
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