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Strotski
Dec 29, 2013



Official Scorched Earth Server is 746 message ROFLSAWS for invite on steam
Mumble info http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3734854
Goes without saying but don't be a shitlord with your sexism, racism, or homophobia on mumble

Steam group - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/arkgoons

Internet Explorer posted:

So how is this game?

LuciferMorningstar posted:

I think one could reasonably argue that this is the best and most feature-complete survival game available at this point in time. It seems like a lot of the mechanics had a substantial amount of thought put into them, and now the developers are trying to revise mechanics based on what they see people actually doing. Given that they're also intending to add what sounds to be a bunch more content, the future seems promising. The only glaring problem at this point in time is the utter lack of optimization, so if you can overlook topping out around 20 FPS, then this is a good survival game.



ARK: Survival Evolved


Official Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW9vsrPWujI


Another Early Access sandbox survival multiplayer game? Why should I care?

  • Progression in-game: Different armor types, skill points/character leveling, knowledge (blueprints), base building, farming.
  • End Game: The end game will be developed throughout early access and feedback will be taken from the community.
  • Mod Support in Early Access [PC]: Mod support will be provided in Early Access, some content could also be implemented into the final version of the game.
  • Taming/Training Animals: You will be able to tame and train animals that you come across in-game which could help benefit you in surviving be it resource collection or hunting. There is no limit on how many animals you can tame/train, but you better be sure to have enough food to feed them all!
  • Mount Combat: You will be able to use your mounts for combat, this includes “roadkilling” and also adding weapons to the mount that you can craft. Expect the mount weapons to be a WIP concept.

FAQ
  • How Long Until Official Release?
    It’ll be about a year until it’s officially released, but it will hit Early Access on June 2.
  • How much will an Early Access cost?
    25$
  • How Many Developers Are Working On ARK?

    More than 40 members are working on ARK: Survival Evolved.
  • Will the game really update every two days?
    That is what the team is aiming for and they’ve said it could even possibly be more frequent depending how things go.
  • Will There be Communication Systems like Radios?

    Yes. You can currently craft radios and share a frequency to communicate across the ARK (when a server is set to use proximity voice or text chat). They went on to mention that a tower would be an interesting idea because you could ”flood all frequencies over an area (or jammer).”
  • Will There be Eggs to Raise?

    Yes, eggs do appear in the game as a rare and difficult to collect item. They will be more common in breeding grounds, of course, but be careful: the dinos of that species will not let you take the eggs without a fight. Unfortunately, their uses right now are limited; they can just be used for advanced recipes. However, the devs said they eventually they do plan to implement other ways to use them.
  • What’s Base Building Like?

    It’s basically how you’d expect it to be. You place a floor, then snap walls, doorframes, doors, ceilings, other floors, etc. At the moment, things are a bit grid-like, but they’ll be updating that as they continue development of the game. Additionally, there will be the ability to update things that are already placed with new, better materials. For example, you can start with thatch just to get a basic base built, then reinforce it with wood so it’s harder to break into. And, to add to the realism, there is structural integrity. No minecraft-esque floating castles.

    As for where you can build (and, more importantly, where other survivors can’t), there’s a foundation system that determines who owns land. By building the foundation to your base, you control not only everything on that foundation, but a “generous” area around it. This is to prevent anyone from building directly next to you. However, people, and dinos, can still enter your area, so remember to secure it.

    Though, they emphasize that it is an early access game, so not everything is fixed. With building specifically, they’re eager to get feedback from the alpha/beta testers to see where weaknesses in their system lie and what parts need to be improved. Keep an eye out for future updates regarding this topic, for it’s likely going to be one of the more important ones.
  • Confirmed List of Dinosaurs & Animals

    On the Steam Community forums, a list has been posted containing all the various species that will inhabit the ARKS. The list, as of the publication of this update of the FAQs, contains 48 species, each with how far in development they are. More are sure to be added in the future, so be sure to check back here for updates. You can look at that post here.
  • Fishing

    They have already implemented the ability to spear fish, however they are working on adding a fishing rod, which they say should be added by the end of the summer.
  • C4 & Tripwires

    C4 is certain to be a versatile tool, as the devs promise it will be able to be placed “anywhere, really, including players and dinosaurs.” They will also be able to be set up to be detonated by tripwire. Additionally, they plan to add poison dart and spike traps after releasing into early access.
  • Saves Between Servers

    You will be able to transfer items/characters/dinos between servers, but only by “digitizing” them at an Obelisk.
  • Pet Interaction

    Pets will have their own levels and be able to gain new abilities based on their levels. They will be able to be healed with food, and can only die of either starvation or being killed by predators/players. If you no longer want a pet, you can select an option to “release” them, giving up ownership claims and allowing anyone to take ownership of them.
  • Weapon Mechanics?

    There will be no bullet drop on guns, though primitive weapons will have travel time so be sure to position your weapon accordingly.
  • Attributes/Skill Limit
    You won’t be able to have every skill/attribute maxed out for your character. Instead, you will receive points based on your level which you can then put in a certain skill set. This will make characters unique and benefit playing with other survivors with different skills.
  • Can you pick up enemies with the Pterodactyls?

    Yes, it has been called OP by some of the devs, as you can swoop in, pick up an enemy, and then drop them to their deaths.
  • Are some wild dinosaurs naturally stronger than others, or all they all the same?

    No, they are not all the same. They will vary within a genetic range, giving them different sizes, colors, strengths, etc. As a result, simply taming a dinosaur may not be enough if you didn’t tame the best one.

    The devs also considered implementing a mating system that’d use this genetic variance, so the offspring would get a mix of attributes from the parents, potentially becoming stronger as a result.
  • Can you throw feces?
    Yes you can, just equip it in your hotbar.
  • What use is there for dino feces other than fertilizer?
    You can use it to suicide while enslaved.
  • Excretions
    To add to realism, players will, after consuming enough food, need to defecate. It can either happen naturally, or you can force it by pressing a button. And remember to collect your feces, as they can be used later on in composters to create fertilizer for farming.
  • Can you feed other players to dodos?
    There is a hypothetical situation in which you could feed a player to a large group of dodos, yes.
  • Will there be drugs to buff your character/debuff enemies?
    Yes – there will be various combinations you can make that will work as medicine, stimulants, narcotics, poisons, or other stuff. You’ll need a recipe to make them, but once you have it, you can make them.

quote:

What to increase statwise
Opinions differ, but never increase water or food. If you want to do stuff in the water, increase oxygen which also increases swim speed.
HP: Increases by 10 per point
Stamina: Swimming time, Running, Attacking. Increases by 10 per point
Oxygen: Time you can stay under water, swimming speed. Increases by 20 per point, hidden increase for swimming speed unknown.
Food: Don't level this.
Water: Don't level this.
Weight: Your weight limit. Increases by 10 per point. Situational. Dinos are useful to carry weight instead, and whatever you're holding weighs them down as well.
Melee Damage: Effects melee damage and harvest speed with tools. Increases by 5 per points
Movement Speed: Increases by 2.5 per point.
Fortitude Makes you lose water/food slower, temperature effects effect you less, decreases damage done by extreme temperature. Increases by 2 per point.

For your first 20 levels, I recommend increasing your stats to,
200hp -First 10
10 Fortitude -Next 5
150 Stamina -Next5

After that, you can choose to increase what you want. I wouldn't go over 120% movement speed(8 level investment). Remember, current level cap is 65 and its harder to level as you gain levels.

OPTIQUESTS GUIDE TO BUFF GOONAGE


JuffoWup posted:

The infamous mumble question mainly experienced by new players joining the tribe on server 40:
"What should I spend my engram points on?"

The answer most would give is just not helpful. It will either be "anything, because we can already make anything anyway" or "don't bother, we can make anything you need anyway and you don't need to know the engram to repair something."

On the other hand, I would say a few things is a good requirement. If others can come up with others, post them up of course.

A) stone hatchet. I don't think this needs much explanation, but it allows you to chop trees for wood and skin animals for hides
B) Campfire. So you can survive in the wilderness alone by cooking your own meat
C) Cloth armor set. Doesn't add much, but you'll need it anyway for the next one
D) Hide armor set. A nice general purpose armor set
E) Slingshot. Pick up stones around you on the beach and then fling it at enemies, go get em. Bonus: it knocks things unconcous allowing you to either tame or just kill them without the corpse bouncing around the island
F) Bow and arrow. I have the arrow making engram on my hotbar so I can craft as I go. Materials are easy to get to replace them. My bread and butter weapon of choice currently
G) Waterskin. You gotta stay hydrated some how. Quickly building a few more skins because you realize a need to head more inland can help.
H) Torch. To see in the dark of course.

The idea of these basic engrams is that it will empower you to survive in the wild alone for a few in game days alone. Either because you got lost (I have had this happen and it is how I survived) or you are off exploring alone. The items won't help other players much either if they do happen to kill you. That is how I also view things. I don't want to be attacking another player, die and realize the other player now probably got an upgrade in equipment thanks to me. Note also that none of these items requires a smithy, fabricator, or mortar/pestle.

orangelex44 posted:

I'd add basic spears to this list, they're really cheap, come up a lot earlier than a bow, and are your best close-combat option if you don't have access to pikes. Having a stack of 3-4 spears makes low-level life much easier. Knowing how to craft the initial thatch building materials is also a nice utility option for if you absolutely have to log off and want to have a chance of being alive when you come back. Narcotics are always needed.

Other, less important things that are still worth learning IMO: crates are always good to know, as are beds. Sparkpowder/gunpowder aren't nearly as effective at powerleveling as they once were, but they still help. Flare guns are cool. Wooden building materials if you like that aspect of the game.

Basically, when it comes to engrams, the ones that aren't worth doing as part of the goon collective are higher-tier weapons (pistol or better), any type of saddle, farming/irrigation, or really anything past level 25 unless a specific situation calls for it. We have blueprints for basically all of that. What a newer guy needs/wants to be able to do is kit himself up in "good enough" fashion from scratch as a naked guy on the beach.
Other FAQ
Issue #1 http://arkaholic.com/2015/05/14/202/
Issue #2 http://arkaholic.com/2015/05/15/pop...swered-issue-2/
Issue #3 http://arkaholic.com/2015/05/16/pop...swered-issue-3/
Issue #4 http://arkaholic.com/2015/05/17/pop...swered-issue-4/
Issue #5 http://arkaholic.com/2015/05/19/pop...swered-issue-5/
Issue #6 http://arkaholic.com/2015/05/21/pop...swered-issue-6/
Issue #7 http://arkaholic.com/2015/05/23/pop...swered-issue-7/
Issue #8 http://arkaholic.com/2015/05/26/pop...swered-issue-8/
Issue #9 http://arkaholic.com/2015/05/30/pop...swered-issue-9/

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Doorknob Slobber
Sep 10, 2006





There's some kind of rule somewhere that says that games with dinosaurs in them are probably poo poo. I really, really hope this game breaks that rule.

Jackard
Oct 28, 2007

We Have A Bow And We Wish To Use It

This looks fuckkin amazin

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



Thought this was gonna be a Brink sequel

Strotski
Dec 29, 2013



Basticle posted:

Thought this was gonna be a Brink sequel
That'd be "Dirty Bomb" http://dirtybomb.nexon.net

Control Volume
Dec 31, 2008



is this game fun with goons

Mans
Sep 14, 2011

We have the dimension of an empire.


this game looks retardedly awesome

Strotski
Dec 29, 2013



Community Questions Answered:



Question: Could you give a rundown of what is the normal thing to do for the first few hours of the game?

Answer: This is a great question! And to be honest… there’s a lot of potential to what you can do when you first pop in.



First things first, you get in and here’s where you have to make a decision – do you want to stay in this area, potentially inhabited by other survivors or do you want to make for the hills and begin your life on the ARK elsewhere?



If you’ve chosen option one – we advise you take a few moments and look at your surroundings, what is nearby? Who is nearby? Do you see the opportunity to attack anyone? You are equipped only with your hands. These are great tools, not only can you use them to knock out players and potentially steal their gear, but you can also use them as a way of gathering resources. Walking up to trees and punching them will allow you to collect the thatch and wood which is necessary for the first tool you plan to make. If instead you see a person, well you might just be in luck! Consider using the prone or crouch to sneak up on them making minimal noise and SMACK EM, if you have successfully managed to take them out by being sneaky, hopefully you’ll be rewarded with plenty of gear. If you die, well… I mean being sneaky isn’t for everyone and there are other options available to you!



Now back to gathering, after you’ve collect the necessary resources for making a tool. You’ll quickly progress through the early game, you’ll start to gain resources more efficiently and in larger numbers, decide on how you want to stat-up your character and where you want to spend your first engram points. Picking up the first set of engrams is very recommended as you’ll want to at least have the bare necessities before you begin specializing.



Soon you’ll find that you are able to successfully craft better tools, weapons, campfires, and clothing. This begins your journey on the ARK and is the first step of survival. Remember whilst all this is going on you need to ensure that your character is well hydrated and fed. You can do this by picking berries off of bushes, submerging into deep water and or killing Dinosaurs for their meat, as well as collecting their hide to make a waterskin.



Now you’ve done the basics, and you’ll manage this fairly quickly – it’s time to move on and look for a place where you’d like to build. You would want to get a house set up as soon as possible for protection from other survivors, the dinosaurs, and the ARK, which can be very unforgiving for those unprepared.



After you’ve setup your first base, with some storage options and a place to sleep you may want to consider how you plan to specialize. Do you want to be a survivor who wants to hunt and tame beasts, are you someone who prefers building grand villages, do you want to explore and just travel across the ARK? There are plenty of paths you can take on your life and the way you specialize will determine how effective you are in those roles.



Question: Because Dinosaurs fight with each other, if two fight and one loses will we find it death on the ground to harvest things from? Is it possible that the dinosaur can get knocked-out by another dinosaur to make it easily tamable?

Answer: This is something we have focused on very early on. We want our ecosystem to interact with one another. They’ll fight each other, they’ll get involved in battles occurring between different dinosaurs if aggravated and you can surely expect to find some dead carcasses across the ARK. As for taming an already knocked out dinosaur, if it wasn’t knocked out by a person you can be sure to have the ability to tame it for yourself! Some dinosaurs will apply torpidity with their attacks, such as the Pulmonoscorpius, and there may be occasions when they’ve left an unconscious body untouched due to chasing something else or being killed themselves!



Question: Will ARK support mod makers for the PC?

Answer: Yes! Without a doubt! We’re all gamers at Studio Wildcard, we love making games, and we love playing games. We will be providing complete support to mod-makers when Early Access launches. We will release our source code, our editor which uses Unreal Engine 4, as well as all the assets necessary. We’re looking forward to what you guys make!



Question: Will it be possible to ride a Brontosaurus in water? Will Brontosaurus steps break barricades, walls, doors?

Answer: All the land creatures of the ARK are able to swim, however they’re not very effective. They swim slower than they travel on land and you have to keep in mind that there’s a stamina and oxygen stat. If your dinosaur runs out of stamina or oxygen whilst you’re swimming, you risk it travelling incredibly slowly and drowning or suffocating to death. Keep in mind that some land creatures are better than others at swimming, such as the Carbnonemys, and others are amphibious and do not require as much oxygen, such as the Sarcosuchus.



As for whether Brontosaurus will break structures, you can definitely see that happening. They’re a passive creature, but if your house is in the way… well they don’t care, they’ll be sure to step over it. Be careful as if you have any Dinosaurs nearby who have been set to Neutral, or may even be inside the structure, you’ll risk them fighting… and most often a Brontosaurus will probably crush anything that picks a fight with it.



Question: Could you please dive more into the skill tree? Specifically, what attributes will there be to level up?

Answer: This has been asked a lot so I guess it’s time for us to share some details . As you level up via playing the game, you gain Stat points and Engram points. You’ll be given one stat point per level and Engram points which scale per level. This is a key part of ARK: Survival Evolved as what you spend these points on determines the role you play.



The stats you have available to you are as follows: Health, Stamina, Oxygen, Food, Water, Weight, Melee Damage, Movement Speed, Fortitude, Crafting Speed and Torpor.



Health

This is the one the core-stats that you see in many games, it determines your life value, if this hits 0 – your character is dead. When you reach below the 25%, your character becomes injured. You will have to regenerate your health using food, blood packs or natural regeneration to regain normal functionality.



Stamina

This is another key trait used in many games, it is generally used to determine how much energy your character has. Eating and drinking certain food will help replenish stamina. As you find yourself playing the game, you’ll see the bar plummet, especially when working tirelessly. So if you’re always chopping trees or sprinting, you’ll need to take time regenerate.



Oxygen

This is an uncommon trait you won’t see in many games. Rivers, Lagoons, Underwater pools and the Ocean plays a huge part in the ARK. It’s often a place of sanctuary or potentially a place of danger. There are times you’ll find yourself diving to the bottom of a pool, riding on aquatic friend, or swimming across to escape a deadly predator… only to find yourself in the mouth of another . Increasing oxygen allows you to stay submerged for longer periods of time.



Food

This is a stat you’ll find in pretty much every survival game. Simply put it tells you if your character is hungry, ensure that you’re well fed otherwise you’ll risk starvation. Increasing the amount allows for your character to eat more, therefore you’ll have more time available to you in between meals.



Water

This is a stat you’ll also find in pretty much every survival game. Water is something that will need to be monitored as if you’re thirsty you’ll find yourself suffering from dehydration.



Weight

This is something that’s core to the game. Unlike many other survival games that are primarily slot-based when it comes to inventory, ARK is not. ARK is a weight-based game. This means you can hold as many materials as you like, as long as you have the weight to withstand it. Weight is very useful stat, though something to keep in mind is that the more you carry, the slower you run and the lower you jump. When you reach a certain level of weight, you become encumbered and will find yourself unable to do much.



Melee Damage

is just as the name states. There are always going to be plenty of weapon options in games and normal circumstances dictate that range has an advantage, you deal a lot of damage, you can avoid taking it. It’s the most common way that survivors chose to fight, however we’ve introduced the melee damage stat to give players the opportunity to consider using it as a fighting option.



Movement Speed

This is another key stat to the game, it’s used to determine how quickly a survivor can travel by foot. It is very useful in terms of escaping, hunting, in fact just about everything. It has great synergy with Stamina!



Fortitude

This is a very useful stat that not many may consider. Living life on the ark, experiencing the weather and the eco-system; you’re at risk! Increasing fortitude will help provide some resistance from the elements, as well as provide you some crucial resistance from torpor, which we’ll talk about later on . Fortitude is increased by 1 for each point you spend.



Crafting Speed

This is a unique stat and not seen in many games. This will allow survivors the opportunity to craft quicker, at first glance you may think it’s not as useful as the other ones. However you might end up in a pinch where you have seconds to live and you really need to make a bow, those points spent in crafting will definitely make all the difference. The difference between kill or be killed. It’s also a fun trait to consider having on servers where you just want to build as quickly as possible and make many grand structures.



Torpor

Also known as torpidity is a stat which you will not be able to increase. However it is incredibly useful and very important that you watch your levels of torpor. It is used to monitor whether your character becomes unconscious and how long it stays unconscious for. When you have a high amount of torpor, you’ll be knocked out and will have to wait for it to decrease before you can function again though it decreases at a fairly rapid rate. As mentioned before, Fortitude provides resistance to Torpor in the sense that weapons, tools or consumables may not provide as much. Torpor is a key element when knocking out players and dinosaurs, if you find that your torpor is increasing – you better consider gobbling some Stimberries or some Stimulant otherwise find yourself potentially in grave danger.



Now that’s it for the stat points… now for the Tech Tree and Engram points!



As well as gaining stat points for leveling, you’ll also find that you receive Engram points. Engram points are spent on a pseudo-tech tree and it can determine the knowledge your character has. Everything you spend an engram point on, you’ll learn permanently. You’ll have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of engrams, such as the ability to craft tools, weapons, building structures, saddles, signs, crops, pipes, fridges, turrets, flares, parachutes, notes, clothes, armor, and well… you get the point. There are loads of things that you can craft, too much for one person to handle. This is why it’s suggested you find a group or a tribe to play with, or consider looking for some blueprints

Strotski fucked around with this message at May 28, 2015 around 06:10

Strotski
Dec 29, 2013




More questions answered by developers:

Cannibalism..?

Yes

Can you tell us more about Sleeping/Unconsciousness?

When you log off your character, or if you suffer serious trauma, or eat the wrong thing, your body becomes unconscious. This will allow other Survivors to interact with you. They can steal your items, kill you, and even feed you! But there's something else you can do in ARK... you can drag their ragdoll sleeping body around... move it to wherever you want... even move it into a prison cell and enslave it (or just put it in a very dangerous position for when it awakes)... you can force-feed an unconscious person food & water to keep them alive....

and by enslaving, we mean:

You can physically confine them and keep them alive indefinitely if you maintain their health. You can then do such useful things as extracting blood from them to create transfusion items, or using their poop as fertilizer, etc.

Something to also keep in mind is that when you're logged-out, you don't lose water/food status. However, if you're logged-in, you do. So if someone is logged-in and is trying to starve or dehydrate themselves to death, you can force-feed them food to keep them alive in your prison.


Is there a suicide key?

Right now there is not a suicide key, however there are other means you can use to kill yourself - such as starving to death, eating your poop until you die, jumping off a high-cliff, punching a wall or a tree. Though if you're being held captive, there's a high chance that you'll be drugged continuously, so finding an opportunity to do these things can prove difficult.

We are considering an option of having a suicide key added to each weapon, turning the gun on yourself for instance. However this won't be in Early Access and it's just a thought for now.


Kakarot
Jul 20, 2013

by zen death robot


Buglord

I wont touch anything that endorses violence against dinosaurs.

Biowarfare
Nov 8, 2010

I JUST WISH THIS WAS A PONY SO I COULD JERK IT WHILE I PLAY WOW

marked down as will buy for early access

Silento
Feb 16, 2012



Biowarfare posted:

marked down as will buy for early access

You have a problem, FYI.

eonwe
Aug 11, 2008


Lipstick Apathy

Silento posted:

You have a problem, FYI.

Don't we all

nightwisher
Dec 24, 2004


Cool another crafting based sandbox survival early access title. Surely THIS one won't end up an unpolished, unfinished buggy mess that the developer ends up abandoning.

quote:

Question: Could you give a rundown of what is the normal thing to do for the first few hours of the game?

Answer: This is a great question! And to be honest… there’s a lot of potential to what you can do when you first pop in.

First things first, you get in and here’s where you have to make a decision – do you want to stay in this area, potentially inhabited by other survivors or do you want to make for the hills and begin your life on the ARK elsewhere?

If you’ve chosen option one – we advise you take a few moments and look at your surroundings, what is nearby? Who is nearby? Do you see the opportunity to attack anyone? You are equipped only with your hands. These are great tools, not only can you use them to knock out players and potentially steal their gear, but you can also use them as a way of gathering resources. Walking up to trees and punching them will allow you to collect the thatch and wood which is necessary for the first tool you plan to make. If instead you see a person, well you might just be in luck! Consider using the prone or crouch to sneak up on them making minimal noise and SMACK EM, if you have successfully managed to take them out by being sneaky, hopefully you’ll be rewarded with plenty of gear. If you die, well… I mean being sneaky isn’t for everyone and there are other options available to you!

Now back to gathering, after you’ve collect the necessary resources for making a tool. You’ll quickly progress through the early game, you’ll start to gain resources more efficiently and in larger numbers, decide on how you want to stat-up your character and where you want to spend your first engram points. Picking up the first set of engrams is very recommended as you’ll want to at least have the bare necessities before you begin specializing.

Soon you’ll find that you are able to successfully craft better tools, weapons, campfires, and clothing. This begins your journey on the ARK and is the first step of survival. Remember whilst all this is going on you need to ensure that your character is well hydrated and fed. You can do this by picking berries off of bushes, submerging into deep water and or killing Dinosaurs for their meat, as well as collecting their hide to make a waterskin.

Now you’ve done the basics, and you’ll manage this fairly quickly – it’s time to move on and look for a place where you’d like to build. You would want to get a house set up as soon as possible for protection from other survivors, the dinosaurs, and the ARK, which can be very unforgiving for those unprepared.

After you’ve setup your first base, with some storage options and a place to sleep you may want to consider how you plan to specialize. Do you want to be a survivor who wants to hunt and tame beasts, are you someone who prefers building grand villages, do you want to explore and just travel across the ARK? There are plenty of paths you can take on your life and the way you specialize will determine how effective you are in those roles.

You could use this to describe literally the opening hours of a hundred games just like this one on the early access market and that have come before. I would really love to play a sandbox game that does some fundamentally new and different things but this just screams "grab-bag of popular features" with dinosaurs being the X factor. The trailer looked visually stunning but I dunno maybe I'm just totally burnt out on minecraft-likes. Am I missing something or is this basically Rust with dinosaurs?

Jackard
Oct 28, 2007

We Have A Bow And We Wish To Use It

Dinosaurs, man

Ride them, fight them, eat their poop

Biowarfare
Nov 8, 2010

I JUST WISH THIS WAS A PONY SO I COULD JERK IT WHILE I PLAY WOW

nightwisher posted:

Cool another crafting based sandbox survival early access title. Surely THIS one won't end up an unpolished, unfinished buggy mess that the developer ends up abandoning.


You could use this to describe literally the opening hours of a hundred games just like this one on the early access market and that have come before. I would really love to play a sandbox game that does some fundamentally new and different things but this just screams "grab-bag of popular features" with dinosaurs being the X factor. The trailer looked visually stunning but I dunno maybe I'm just totally burnt out on minecraft-likes. Am I missing something or is this basically Rust with dinosaurs?

Play my game then, it's a standard game with quests and housing and crafting, but with bitcoin.

nightwisher
Dec 24, 2004


Biowarfare posted:

Play my game then, it's a standard game with quests and housing and crafting, but with bitcoin.

you had me completely sold until bitcoin

Strotski
Dec 29, 2013



Drake posted:

Monday is Streamer/In Game Footage Day!

Drake posted:

Monday! You'll be getting many many many hours of practical gameplay footage then

Soooo busy

Strotski
Dec 29, 2013



Popular FAQ Answered Issue #9 (abridged)

Early Access Launch Time?

They can’t say for certain but it’s often 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern time according to Drake. They will be sure to keep everyone up to date as much as possible.
(Source)

When will we see new footage?

On Monday 12pm PST / 3pm EST the NDA will be lifted and you’ll begin seeing streams of the game.
(Source)

Do buildings decay or last forever?

Currently structure decay will exist in PvE, though in PvP it will be disabled. When enabled if a structure is left alone for a certain duration with no interaction such as your team being near it, then it’ll gradually lose health. In PvP players seem to enjoy destroying abandoned bases or taking them over.

How many people will be needed to cover all of the skills from the tech tree?

It will require 2-3 which could cover the entire tree with overlap, at-least in early access.

Jackard
Oct 28, 2007

We Have A Bow And We Wish To Use It

Are the structures premade or do you place components/blocks by hand?

I like my LEGOs.

Doorknob Slobber
Sep 10, 2006





Is this multiplayer only? I really like my sandbox games to be MY sandbox and don't like being forced to play with others.

Strotski
Dec 29, 2013



Reason posted:

Is this multiplayer only? I really like my sandbox games to be MY sandbox and don't like being forced to play with others.
Confirmed by Devs to have singleplayer in it

Strotski
Dec 29, 2013



Jackard posted:

Are the structures premade or do you place components/blocks by hand?

I like my LEGOs.
I've updated first post to answer that and many other (totally not crazy) things

Orv
May 4, 2011

"To. Ya' know. Stuff."
(Nazi Rank <3)


I have come to realize bad survival PvP games are basically my dragon.

Smoremaster
Aug 5, 2009

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This game is gonna be incredible. The trailer hyped me up but given the history of lovely dinosaur games I was skeptical. Though, the more I read about this game the more I believe it will finally be the dino game to break the rule. Glad to see it appears to be made by actual professional developers instead of a one man disappearing act.

I saw on the website that there is a wiring system for electricity, pipes to move water around your base, and signs you can draw on. Hopefully these are in at the first release. I'm imagining electric fences and all sorts of cool traps.

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

gimme those gat dang candies

DEDICATED POOP BUTTON.

Smoremaster
Aug 5, 2009

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Can't wait to poop in the mouths of my enemies.

The Clap
Sep 21, 2006



I'm going to hunt, enslave, and force feed my enemies. They will watch as I eat their poo poo and my own poo poo simultaneously, use the poop button to force myself to poop out the ComboPoop and eat that as well. After I'm dead from eating too much of their poo poo, we'll all die from starvation and have to start anew.

We'll spawn on the same beach and I'll turn slowly toward them, grinning. There will already be poo poo in my teeth.

ARK: SHITVIVAL EVOLVED

queeb
Jun 10, 2004

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gently caress this sounds amazing, if the footage looks good tomorrow im down for some goon poop feeding.

Edit: wonder what the size of an ark is.

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Bloody Hedgehog
Dec 12, 2003

Gotta' nuke something.


Yeah, these sorts of games are usually not my thing at all, but that trailer looked really amazing. Will be watching this for sure.

Smoremaster
Aug 5, 2009

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queeb posted:

gently caress this sounds amazing, if the footage looks good tomorrow im down for some goon poop feeding.

Edit: wonder what the size of an ark is.

36km^2 of land, 12km^2 ocean. You can make underwater bases.

Strotski
Dec 29, 2013



Gameplay streams are in 1 hour at:

http://www.twitch.tv/reverbgames
http://www.twitch.tv/lirik
http://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark
And in 3 hours at any other streamer on twitch apparently

Strotski fucked around with this message at Jun 1, 2015 around 18:01

dominoeffect
Oct 1, 2013


Is the game going to be one big mega-server?

Smoremaster
Aug 5, 2009

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dominoeffect posted:

Is the game going to be one big mega-server?

No. No idea how many slots per server, though. I'm guessing some goon will set up a dedicated server tomorrow.

dominoeffect
Oct 1, 2013


Smoremaster posted:

No. No idea how many slots per server, though. I'm guessing some goon will set up a dedicated server tomorrow.

Hm, I was mainly interested in this for the pvp... is character data persistent so that we can switch servers to pvp?

Strotski
Dec 29, 2013



100 slots per one server, your characters will be saved on each and every server, means you can easily transfer to another server without losing your character

I'm making a server day 1 as soon as I can, ip is: 63.251.20.193
Gonna make PGS thread when it's out

MinionOfCthulhu
Oct 28, 2005

I got this title for free due to my proximity to an idiot who wanted to save $5 on an avatar by having someone else spend $9.95 instead.


Reason posted:

There's some kind of rule somewhere that says that games with dinosaurs in them are probably poo poo. I really, really hope this game breaks that rule.

This is my fear. I WANT this to be good. But I wanted Stomping Lands to be good. And that other game with dinosaurs. And so on and so forth.

I just want to ride dinosaurs and fight dinosaurs and befriend dinosaurs in a game is that so wrong?!?

Strotski
Dec 29, 2013



MinionOfCthulhu posted:

This is my fear. I WANT this to be good. But I wanted Stomping Lands to be good. And that other game with dinosaurs. And so on and so forth.

I just want to ride dinosaurs and fight dinosaurs and befriend dinosaurs in a game is that so wrong?!?
This Early Access game is at least backed by (allegedly) 40 developers working on it, and promises of console releases along with PC version, and other things that may potentially guarantee a decent game

Haha who am I kidding it'll probably suck in some way

FrickenMoron
May 6, 2009

Good game!


This game looks like it totally overpromises. Nothing on this scale has ever been good / succeeded in the survival genre.

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Smoremaster
Aug 5, 2009

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Well these guys are actual professional developers who have experience in AAA titles. It's a new team iirc but their credentials check out. Stomping Lands was made by one guy.

Anyway, I can't wait to see the streams in about 20 minutes. Then we'll know how the game really looks, since trailers can be so deceiving.

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