Gamescom 2015: ARK gets a brief new trailer

    
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All this and more dinosaurs besides.

ARK: Survival Evolved got a new trailer at this week’s Gamescom. It’s super short, but it also manages to capture just about all that’s awesome in Studio Wildcard’s dino-themed survival sandbox. The clip shows off everything from remote cabins to colossal cliff fortresses, all player-constructed. And of course there’s plenty of PvP action, T-Rex footage, and gorgeous shots of ARK’s huge game world. You can view the video past the break below.

In other, sadder ARK news, MassivelyOP’s ARK server is currently offline. Yes we’re aware of it, and yes we’re attempting to work with the datacenter folks to fix it. Check the Steam group (MOPARK) for the latest updates. Server’s back up!

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I feel like all those options just spread out the playerbase. I have the same gripe with dayz and h1z1. Why not have everyone play on the same 2 or 3 official servers, make one pve and the others hardcore pvp.
A game like this is meant to have the fear of getting your head popped off by humans at any moment, with a healthy population to support it. Playing on a private server with pve rules is denying yourself what this game was meant to give you, the desperation of survival.

Giggilybits
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Giggilybits

The graphics made me do this

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Ket_Viliano
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Ket_Viliano

Ok, watching that trailer, has sold me on a GTX 970.
Older cards suffer too much from low res textures, which hurts the epic feel of the game.

Ket_Viliano
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Ket_Viliano

Damonvile Koshelkin Gibbins  PvO, Player vs. Offline, good one.

IMHO the PvP would be better off if it was more like DotA or World of Tanks. Defense of the Dinoforts, World of Dinosaurs! etc. Cut the extreme persistence, and let instanced matches thrive.

Ket_Viliano
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Ket_Viliano

Nreff  It is worth noting that half the appeal in the game is just the building features. People want normal sloped roofs!
Personally, I want to see a curved foundation section, that converts flat walls to curved ones. With different radius curves, ofc.

Ket_Viliano
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Ket_Viliano

Landari_Omega  Ok, so on another note, while the PvP fight scenes look really good, the game as a whole suffers from a few obvious problems. To put it simply, they have introduced RPG level grind mechanics into a PvP game, which has, historically, made for lousy PvP.
If I wanted a PvP game, I would tend to think of Quake, Counter Strike, CoD, Battlefield, or maybe Street Fighter or Tekken, those kind of games. Putting the levels in just introduces a power imbalance that is not fun to deal with. It should be said that in ARK, the level imbalance is not so much intrinsic to the toon, as it is in the Dinos and Tech build up. Nevertheless, it is an imbalance.
Extreme persistence is the other odd feature. Either you log in frequently, to feed your dinos in PvE, or to guard your walls in PvP, or you get screwed. This is kinda weird, or at least neither like a MMO nor like a typical PvP instance. What if a game of Tanks just went on forever, and you had to repair your tank every other day or build a new one? ARK is weird like that.
I tend to wonder if, and feel free to hate, if the game should have a … wait for it … MOBA mode.
The episodic nature of a MOBA or typical PvP game would ‘cure’ a lot of the basic issues that ARK suffers from. Start everyone at once, race to tame dinos and build a fort with your team, and then head for a showdown of epic dino proportions! IMHO, this would make for better PvP. Given the modability of UE4 games, it seems I should get to work. Peace.

Ket_Viliano
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Ket_Viliano

Landari_Omega  Come on and join us on the MOP server. PvE setting, lots of fun, good people.

Nanulak
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Nanulak

Nice.  Worth a 2nd playing :)

Gibbins
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Gibbins

Damonvile Nreff Looks a bit narrow for the edge of a door frame and in the middle of the three highlighted areas there also doesnt appear a far side to the frame.  Not sure what it is.

Gibbins
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Gibbins

Landari_Omega Private servers ftw