Nitrado Server Maintenance Outages

The following is the maintenance outage scheduled for cluster servers I received from Nitrado.  These maintenance periods are instigated by Nitrado, so we have no control over them.  During these periods the servers hosting these maps will be offline and inaccessible for the periods indicated.  Since the servers will presumably be offline, there should be…

August 25th

So, let’s talk Cyrstal Isles and rate changes for a bit shall we? Rate Changes On the 25th, Wildcard will be doubling the rates for Harvesting, Taming, and XP gain.  While we won’t be cutting XP gain in half, we will be reducing the cluster rates for harvesting and taming down to 3x.  This won’t…

Anniversary Event Changes

As discussed in the Discord server, we have made some changes to the Anniversary Event.  These changes were prompted by a desire to return to some sort of community-focused effort to work toward bettering the AE, by the community.  Rather than return to the mundane and menial tasks of gathering, breeding, taming, and collecting—we have…

GSM Guero 2020

The Time Has Come It would appear that Guero has become jealous of Rag’s new digs, and so it is now time to migrate. If you’ve been here through the years, you know what’s coming and what to do.  If you haven’t been here through a GSM, stick around so I can learn you a…

Cryopods and Element Transfers

Tis the weekend of some pretty big and exciting changes; at least, we think so.  So, let’s get to it, shall we?   Cryopods Up first, crypods are going to change pretty dramatically; rather, what happens to your creatures when you deploy them is going to change.  Gone is the pesky crypod cooldown timer.  That’s…

GSM Ragnarok 2020

The Time Has Come We have officially reached our first milestone for FTW 2.0: we have to migrate Rag.  I know, you probably thought we were going to squeak by without having to do this.  Oh no, Sparky, this is Ark.  We are a few days shy of 6 months of uptime, so that’s progress…

Donor Rewards Overhaul

As you can see, it’s a pretty straightforward system.  This system comes with the benefit to you of being able to spend your tokens however you’d like.  What we’ve seen is that most people don’t actually use their skin redemptions, which makes locking you into that specific reward of little benefit.  Your individual donor pages…

30 Days Later: Genesis

There has been a great deal of talk, no small measure of disagreement, and there will be rampant misconceptions regarding transfers, and life generally, following the restricted period.  So, let’s address all of that and set clear expectations.   Extending the Restriction To put it simply, extending the duration we restrict transfers isn’t going to…

Wyvern Trenches and Turret Towers

We were happy to allow the turret towers along the trenches up to the point where they became a problem–because we try not to be authoritarian dickbags.  They are now beginning to clog the trenches and some players are not turning them off as they have been instructed to do.  Since they are now becoming…

Genesis, Tributes, and Beyond

Genesis-1 Are we all thoroughly excited for the giant turtles and flying whales?  The long-awaited DLC, may, finally be in our hands, potentially, on the 25th.  So, let’s talk turkey. The Day Of On the 25th, like always, we will set up a 75 slot server for Genesis.  You can thank both Luny, who sought…