ARK Survival Evolved rolls back official servers following Amazon outage

    
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Did Amazon’s Web Services outage on Wednesday wreck your day? It wrecked a lot of the internet, including ARK: Survival Evolved, which uses the service for its CrossARK transfer system. Unfortunately, the outage apparently led to a duping issue that caused Studio Wildcard to roll back the official ARK servers, which are still technically in early access:

“We will be conducting a major rollback on all Official Servers to just before this incident, and will be wiping all Cross ARK storage of any items due to a dupe glitch which surfaced due to the incident.”

The studio apologized to fans last night for the delay in communication and promised an evolution event with big bonuses to breeding, maturing, and egg hatching rates to help players make up for lost time, but it’s Reddit, and Reddit’s on fire over Wildcard’s handling of the incident.

“We will be working on measures immediately to prevent a situation like this from occurring again in the event that there is a service disruption from our host,” says the studio.

Source: Reddit. Cheers, Tanek!
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BalsBigBrother

Yipes just had a glance at the Reddit. Um lets just say some folks take their gaming way more seriously than I ever do and put in way more time than I could ever hope to.

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Not quite. Rollbacks are always rage inducing; and it’s a 2-day roll back if i’m reading the reddit thread correctly. Plus the devs only gave in to compensate after player base complained… which should not have happened; they should have announced a compensation event along with news of roll back.

I’d be pretty pissed if that happened to the current game I’m playing.

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Not sure why you are saying that to me. My comment was not on whether players are justified in being angry at a roll back in an early access game which has also charged for dlc content while still in early access.

My comment was more aimed at some of the comments in the featured reddit such as:

“Saw some other post about a guy complaining because he only got 2 hours of sleep over the last 4 days because he was trying to imprint.”

Someone who puts that much time into a game and has so little sleep is by definition a serious gamer who has put in way more time into their gaming than I could hope to. That to me is Yipes worthy :-)