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Dododex, a hugely popular tool used by the Ark: Survival Evolved community as a companion to Studio Wildcard's survival game, has just got a nifty new feature designed to help you compare dino to dino. Dododex's founder Dan Leveille has launched a new "interactive list of dinos to search, sort, and compare carryability, snares, and other attributes" to the tool's web version, which should make navigating the many attributes of Ark's many different dinos far quicker and easier. These features were previously only available on Dododex's app version, as the creator explains on the action-adventure game's subreddit, but with their web version debut they've got some nifty improvements, too. As you can see on the new web tool's page, there are five different charts covering various attributes - "flyer carryability, land and water carryability (including Procoptodon pouch for babies), structure samage types (Thatch, Wood, Metal...), snares and fraps, fits through (doors and gates)", as

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If you're more into creating the ultimate home base than chasing down dinos and other critters in Ark: Survival Evolved, then one of the action-adventure game's new community-made mods might appeal. Called 'Akka's interior decor structures', the fan creation adds a whopping 500+ items to Studio Wildcard's survival game for decking out a decadent base. Creator Akka's new Ark: Survival Evolved mod breaks down into a bunch of different categories of stuff, which range from structural assets like walls, windows, and doors to more cosmetic items, such as floor and wall decor, a load of furniture, tableware, tale decorations, statuettes, and more. You can still bring a flavour of the dino-filled outside world into your base with some of the items, with the statuettes all being based on the game's many giant toothy critters. But, many of the offerings can give your home base a decidedly gothic, rustic, or even modern feel, too. As you can see in the mod's attached images, many of the furniture items are highly attractive (and pretty ornate) carved wood

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{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/00f4beaed39fb77da8cfa435383c35b9909441af.jpg Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! We hope everyone is getting ready for another Eggcellent Adventure! Be on the lookout for the event details in the next Community Crunch. We've been overwhelmed with the amazing content that's been shared by ARK content creators. We're always on the lookout for community content, so in addition to sharing and tagging your content on Twitter (#ARKArt, #playARK), be sure to check out our Discord where we have dedicated channels for community content. Join the ARK Discord EVO Event {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg There will be no EVO event this week. Community Corner Clips/Videos Creator: Sypher Sam Sypher Sam is back again but this time with a tutorial on building a Viking-styled house. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLdWdLLs0aM Creator: Zany Zebra Curious about what it's like to survive 200 days on hardcore? Find out with Zany Zebra! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG4prhHlBwI Fan Art Between2Dimensions - Noctis {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/804bb4f18822e235f5f38a45240bc38f6d3c1940.jpg elbakan - ARK Owl {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/145792a9c5827a2825702b056cbdf90d15d5b465.jpg @TekArk3 - First Night On ARK {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/c8f372c91bedb2933f9695dc0e19d27682833f4e.jpg

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Last week in ARK, we take a look at the difference between kills made by tamed creatures vs. kills made by wild creatures. The Island and Genesis are where we see the biggest disparities. What's your best guess on the cause of the difference? {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/6cd3841958b035f5fdca80ab6f4f4c109e25b0e4.png EVO Event {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk! It will be active from Friday the 12th of March to Monday the 15th of March. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation) Community Corner Clips/Videos Creator: Mgen Mgen show's us a simple but effective taming trap for the Giga. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znWFvtpiMWI Creator: Kishko Interested in some PvP action? Join Kishko as he shares some of his PvP moments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upyX-t1QVoc Creator: GutsDestroyYou Looks like a gold mine to us 🔑 https://clips.twitch.tv/HedonisticDelightfulCatEleGiggle-f0kY2Xrc4gfLtdpx?tt_content=player_title&tt_medium=clips_embed/?&tt_content=channel_name&tt_medium=embed Fan Art planty#0315 - Untitled {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8457ed7ee4ade01a920e3b8471285b102c3948fd.jpg ArtOfGriffinD

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LiveOps Update Corrupted Dino Kiting on Extinction PvE We have clocked a high incidence of enforcement tickets related to players breaking the CoC by kiting corrupted dinos into other player’s bases on our Extinction servers. This is highly disruptive to player’s experience. We’ve implemented some targeted changes in the past to address the issue whilst retaining the overall game design for the Extinction gameplay loop but this compromise between technical fixes and design has allowed some ill-intentioned players to get more imaginative. We’ve come up with a technical solution to address this once and for all: we have disabled corrupted dino damage against all structures on PvE specifically. We’re confident this will come as a relief to affected players (and our enforcement team hehe). Small Tribes Teaming Rules The spirit of Small Tribes has always been to give players the opportunity to experience a tight group dynamic that is void of the scale and diplomacy of Official. We recognize it’s time to implement change in order to preserve the original concept--one we were hyped about along with our community! We’ve long been aware of ongoing issues with teaming along with gaps in our Small Tribes rules that have allowed some players to take advantage. To combat this, we’ve reviewed and begun updating and expanding those

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Like so many other games, Ark: Survival Evolved has been impacted by pandemic lockdowns and work-from-home conditions, and that's led to the delay on the survival game's final piece of paid DLC. Genesis Part 2, Ark's fifth paid expansion, was set to come out this month but has been pushed back to May 26. Studio Wildcard issued an apology for the delay in a post to the official Ark website Friday evening, saying the studio is "disappointed" to have to postpone the release date. "As we have shared before, the studio transitioned to working remotely near the beginning of last year, presenting some particular constraints", the post reads. "Being entirely virtual is quite challenging for various teams with a shift from an in-office workflow." Being that Genesis 2 is Ark's "grand finale" and will be a send-off for the game before the focus shifts to Ark 2, Studio Wildcard says it's important to get things right "from a narrative, cinematic, and end-game-wise perspective".

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