ARK Digest Q&A
Survivor, tavenknaughtlin asks, “Will the key to throw Mesos/Dimos off your shoulder be reassigned? I’ve fed far too many monkeys to wild alphas as I’m trying to escape on my flyer :(.”
We’ll go ahead make it a double-tap of the “Use” key, rather than a single-press. That should help
Survivor, Manks asks, “The Ark Founder Saddle is a really nice looking saddle, but… it can only be placed on the Parasaur. Something which isn’t widely used later on in the game. Is there any possibility of it being expanded to other Dino’s saddles?”
We’ll definitely be looking look into more custom saddles the game progresses; needless to say that at the moment our art team at the moment is focused on building out progression-related content! Although you can expect at least one cool Halloween-themed Dino Accessory in Fear Evolved!
Survivror, Rage asks, “What happened with alpha direwolf?”
Don’t worry, it’s still to come
Survivro, Eldar Seer asks, “Can we get an item to “freeze” baby dinos at certain growth stages? Teacup dino pet industry! Maybe for Tek tier?”
Yes! Some kind of item would be pretty nice for that! Drake often wish his cats could have been frozen as kittens At least we can do it in this game!
Survivor, HexWex asks, “Could there be an icon for creatures that are Alpha boosted, similar to the mate boosted or feeding trough icons?”
Good idea, we can certainly do this.
Survivor, DracoDrake55 asks, “Would the console version of Ark have a way to host your own server and/or mods?”
It does indeed! At least on Xbox One thus far ;)!
Survivor, Okim asks, “You mentioned once that there will be a 512x512 support for ARK arts. Is there any ETA on this?”
Yup! We’re still working on this and will try to get this released, just need to test it well to make sure it doesn’t 'cause issues.
Survivor, Nui-chan asks, “Would it be possible to have a halloween mode that single player, non-dedicated host and private server host could toggle on and off after the halloween event is over?”
This would probably be best done as a Total Conversion. We’ll give it a shot after the Event
Survivor, Nui-chan also asks, “Roses are red, violets are blue, tarantulas are fluffy, oh how I’d love to ride one, please make my dream come true?”
We’ll support this starting with ARK: Fear Evolved!
Survivor, Nui-chan also asks, “Will bosses ever have a way to acquire them? Even if not by actually taming them perhaps they could drop an egg we could hatch into our own or a smaller version of the boss?”
Yup! We have a specific system currently in the works for this. “Boss Wars” - to allow limited control of bosses in the regular game, that if used effectively, will even allow smaller Tribes to take on larger ones!
Survivor, M1uu asks, “Will you add something like a “super refining forge” like we have for meat (industrial grill) fueled with gasoline or even electricity”
Yup, this Refining Forge!
Survivor, killcod4 asks, “Will we see more cave creatures? We kinda need some new ones for the upcomming caves.”
Yes, there will be more cave creatures
Survivor, Fourth asks, “Some player tribes have offline owners and not being able to merge with other tribes.kicking them out of the tribe is a problem even when admin, if they quit the server or game or gone for long periods of time or if they delete their character and not being automatically removed from tribe, is there any fix for that soon?”
Not pre-existing, but we will add a Tribe Governance option for Tribe Owners to allow Tribe Admins to Merge the Tribe. It wouldn’t be proper to make this retro-active to all existing Tribes, however, as a Tribe Owner who is on vacation, for example, may not wish this.
Survivor, Fourth also asks, ”Can we put our specimens we gain from battles on the trophy Mount to display who we killed? Hologram or a name under the specimen?”
We have a Trophy system which we’re about to roll out! That’ll be the first step for this.
Survivor, Kyrax asks, “Will you create a “hold breath” function for sniper rifles?”
This is not a bad idea! It could consume Oxygen rapidly. We’ll think on this!
Survivor, cameroonlegend asks, “Will there be bagpipes?”
Haha, there will definitely be more instruments coming
Survivor, Pebbles-chan asks, “Will we ever be able to briefly leap vertically out of water with very specific leap-adapted mounts?”
Indeed you will be
Survivor, aobrien234 asks, “Do you have a plan for fixing the dismounting of scorpions, I mean, I like my scorpion, but I don’t want to stand on him for eternity.”
Aye, v220.3 will fix that.
Survivor, Famulus asks, “I don’t know when they showed up in history (dinos aren’t my area of study) but if there was a prehistoric dung beetle, could we get one, to gather our dino poop?”
Do you mean this guy?
Survivor, Wiel Ek asks, “Could you guys possibly look into the Broodmother dossier issue? As it stands now, the dossier will only unlock if you deliver the killing blow personally. Having one of your mounts kill it, even when riding on its back, does not award the dossier.”
That’ll be fixed in v220.3!
Survivor, PrimarchHydra asks, “Can we have a button to quick move items between your inventory and a dino’s or a crate, like O is to drop?”
Sure, that has now been added in v220.3! And it uses the Shift and Control modifiers as well to affect quantity!
Survivor, Phantasm98532 asks, “Can we get an update on the progress of the vertical Flyer Doors that has been mentioned in Digests Prior?”
Early November is the aim :)!
Survivor, Warcrime asks, “Can we get a “flee” setting for our dinos? That way instead of sitting there in passive and being killed by a dragonfly, they would at least try to run”
Yes that’s a pretty good idea! We’ll get to implementing that soon.
Survivor, ivantmyburd asks, “In the past, Drake has had to administer “laxatives” to certain creatures. Do you think an actual in-game laxative could be a thing? I can definitely think of some uses for one.”
Hahaha yes I think we’ll probably do a laxative item at some point :P!
Survivor, Si… asks, “Can we have a “take all from folder”, instead of a “take all from inventory” button, a few times I’ve clicked the “take all from inventory” and the entire contents of the vault is in my inventory instead of the contents of the folder I’m in.”
Certainly that’s a useful idea, we’ll add that shortly!
Survivor, Venum asks, “Since the first pass of breeding is out, I’ve been wondering if we will be able to eventually find wild babies, like a rex or raptor, and hand feed them as the peaceful alternative to taming carnivores?”
We’re considering it. Very likely, but will need some balancing.
Survivor, Phantasm98532 asks, “Can we modify the Alarm Trap? How about when the Alarm is tripped, any of your tamed dinosaurs within range of the alarm cycle to aggressive to defend against the threat?”
That’s a good idea. We’ll add it as an option for the Alarm Trap to do that fairly soon.
Survivor, tomb asks, “Our server is getting more and desperate. We REALLY need admin logs soon. Do you have a ETA on that?”
Early November we’ll unleash the Admin Logs at last! Pardon about the delay!
Surivvor, bradstiles1310 asks, “Could a parachute be punctured by being shot? This could be a realistic addition that could change PVP”
Hmmm while that would be realistic, it might make being on a parachute a little too dangerously exposed, a few hits and you’re plummeting to your death. You’re still a pretty obvious target for snipers anyway, when parachuting…
Survivor, QC asks, “Any chance for Sibling Boost much like mate boost but for Twins and triplet mammals. Like real human twins they are very protective of each other, or siamese twin where one feels the others pain or emotions but not really like that. Just a siblings booster for twins that run together.”
Interesting concept QC, we’ll be considering it!
That’s it for this version of the ARK Digest! Thanks for tuning in and for your continued support everyone!
All the best,
Wildcard Jat & The ARK Survival Evolved Team!