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Hi there! My name is Tamaster and welcome to ARK RP. If you have found your way here you likely have a strong interest in both ARK: Survival Evolved, and roleplay. Well let me tell you, you have come to the right place. I have created this community as a place for players to have fun in this amazing game, roleplay as whatever character they like, and for all to have fun. If you think you would like to be a part of that then please, make an account and apply for the whitelist! We are always looking for more great players to join us and take part in the fun.
Please note that we are NOT the developers or makers of the game here, we are just fans who want to create the best roleplay community for ARK possible.
Before you go any further however I would suggest checking out the following links for very important information:
First of all make sure to introduce yourself to everyone here.
Make sure to read the rules before applying for the whitelist.
Once you think you are ready you can apply to play via the whitelist link in the top menu
Important links and information to play can be found here.
The upcoming wipe and changes will occur as follows:
Friday Night Server Time - Final Event
After Event Until ~9am Server Time Saturday - Purge Mode! (Loot heavy drops and no KOS rules)
~9am Server Time Saturday Until ~4pm Server Time Saturday - Server will be down, wiped, updated and website will be updated, all changes made live and the main thread posted.
~4pm Server Time Onward - Server should come back up and you can all play again
Additionally from Friday until Saturday evening when the server goes up whitelisting will be closed. This is so that no one can apply using the old rules and whitelist whilst we implement the new ones.
Hope you are all looking forward to it and see you online!
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(22-08-2016, 08:29 PM)Tamaster Wrote: ~9am Server Time Saturday Until ~4pm Server Time Saturday - Server will be down, wiped, updated and website will be updated, all changes made live and the main thread posted.
I just want to add to this, and state this is what we PLAN on happening. Depending if any issues arise during the process this time this time MAY be extended. If this is the case, we will update you all and let you know.
It is with great excitement that I offer the beta phase for our new chat to the general public to use for the next week or two!
What is this chat? Well that is a great question, this is the first phase of a chat application that I am designing for use on ArkRP for communication between community members.
Why is this just a beta release? Because the final chat launch will include private chats as well! I hope to have some screenshots of the private chats available during the first week of our beta release. This will allow community members to participate in the main chat (for everyone) or to bring your conversation with you anywhere on ArkRP.com and have a chat with your friends.
What is this beta testing? This is meant to be a stress test for our system along with a features test to make sure that the commands available for our staff team are strong enough to moderate effectively. As time moves on more commands will be released for the community to use which will feature some really cool implementation! Commands like !me, @people, !video (for sharing youtube videos in a cool format) and much much more.
How do I report a bug? We have been testing this as a staff team for some time but if you find a bug please let ANYONE in staff know right away and they will pass it onto our chat development team (which is a nice way of staying our overworked god of the ocean).
Lastly, thank you very much for your time and patience with our app, please remember (much like Ark) this isnt fully ready for public release but I really want to give everyone a chance to try out the application I have been working on!
The chat is now live for public use by following this Chat Button
Happy June! My apologies for skipping May's news update! This months is a little sparse but we have lots of stuff coming over the next two months, please look forward to it!
This month news will follow the new format going forward which consists of:
Community Member Interview
Upcoming Changes & Features
We hope you enjoy this updated monthly update format and see how it improves it a LOT!
The news this month is mostly a few small changes and upcoming official patches. First of we have our lovely rule and mod changes that just happened. We removed and added mods if you wish to read more here. We also edited some rules which are in red on the rules page, be sure to read them! Oh! And we added offline raiding protection! If you have any feedback you can post it here.
In addition in a few days (if they hit the ETA) we will see a very large patch to the game which brings new biomes, new dinos and new mechanics. We here in staff are very excited for this patch and look forward to seeing all of your opinions on it, so keep an eye out for when that drops!
Also we just updated the timeline and changed the whitelist cooldown to 12 hours! We want to get on top of whitelists and streamline it as much as possible without losing the good quality checks we have right now.
Community Member Interview
This month's interview is with the amazing Ushie! Well known for her RP and incredible drawings she has agreed to be our second interviewee!
Tell us who you are and what you do in ARKRP
Righty, so the name I am known by here is Ushie. I’m a 25 year old woman living in Finland and been part of this community for about….10 months now, I think. I’ve got years of experience in text based forum rp and in 2011 I got into in game rp for the first time in the form of Guildwars2. Funnily enough it was my guild mates from there who introduced me to ARK and ARKRP. For quite a while I tried juggling between both games and the rp in them, but drifted more and more towards ARKRP. Mostly because there was no pre-set event times which were (more or less) obligatory to attend. Also, another fun fact; I failed miserably my first attempts at whitelisting!
My first character on this server was Calica. Some of you may have known her, some probably don’t. It’s been quite a while since she died after the events of the Crimson Lake Massacre, but she was a fun character to explore the world of ARK with. She was very shy, stuttered every sentence, was more often than not just a silent bystander, but due to her sweet nature she seemed to make plenty of friends. She was also the first character ever I’ve done voice rp with, so I was really nervous!
Next character after that was Sohvi, who was basicly the exact opposite of my first character. She was rude, had a sharp tongue and didn’t warm up to people too quickly. She was more interested in her spinos and argents than anything else, and made enemies rather quickly.
Once we went on to 3.0 I switched character once again. This however was not planned, as I just got carried away in character creation because of the cute hair mod. That is how Ron was born, and the adventures I’ve had on her, thanks to all of you, have been absolutely amazing!
Tell us one of your favourite moments playing on the server
Woah, that’s a hard one. Sorry Tam! No can do… I mean, there have been so many awesomesauce moments in rp on this server that it’s super difficult to choose one, two or even three. But let’s see, maybe I could list a few memorable moments from the time I’ve spent here. These are not going to be in any kind of special order, so not rating these! Mostly because they were all either awesome, epic and/or very emotional to the point it actually made me get the feels out of character! (Ed. I cut this down to just two sorry!)
I. The Crimson Lake Massacre and all the events around it. That was probably one of the few pvp events (wars) that were purely brought on by the in character actions of different characters. Kind of like a snowball effect that started to slowly expand over most of the server. So much character development for almost everyone involved, 6 perma deaths throughout the event line (if I remember correctly) and an entire tribe destroyed. Many people wrote stories/entries from their character’s perspective which can still be found on the forums today, and which got many people following the story line without them actually being part of it.
III. Greg and his gang of misfits harassing Ron. No OOC communication, just pure character to character action and reaction. I had never actually been actively part of any hostile rp/pvp on this server before this. My characters had always kind of stood on the sidelines, being catalysts in a way but never really been in any kind of danger by other characters. I had plenty of fun with this and it made for awesome character development.
What inspires you to do your drawings?
Well now, no simple answer to this question either. It really varies depending on my mood, but most of the time it is the scenes in rp, the characters that I learn to know, the characters that are connected to mine and the emotional attachment I have to them. It could be something epic, emotional, funny, or even frustrating. You never know. When it comes to me and my drawings, it’s a combination of a lot of things, I suppose. It’s mostly just a feel I get, like “Shit, I can see this image in my head. I need to get it on paper!” and then I go from there. Most of the time the sketches look nothing like the final ‘product’ so to say, because the image in my head might change while I work on the drawings.
But yeah, rp. Rp in all its glory is what inspires me!
Upcoming Changes & Features
This month there is a LOT of upcoming changes and features but sadly none which are far enough along to provide much detail. However here is a small list of things being worked on actively:
- Further tweaking to beacons
- The next event which will start a new storyline
- A chat system for the site to allow both private chats and a public chatroom
- Some more rules tweaks including building/dino limits, NLR changes and other small things.
- Changes to the way reports are handled to make it more standardised and less random.
- Some changes to the donation system to encourage more donations (this server is very expensive) and also give you all some stuff back for donating.
- Early preliminary planning for ARKRP 4.0 (don't expect to hear anything about this for a while)
So i have seen a few reports that goes something like i walked pass someones base i aggroed thier dinos and i couldent get away so i was forced to kill them. So now i think we have 2 rules going head to head in a situation like that. Etc Etc.
Good question. In that instance the rider responsibility takes precedence since it was the first action. If an aggressive dino attacked first, that would take precedence. So basically whatever is the initial action.
is it considered metagaming if I use the tribe forums to find a place to go to/live at with a character that has never been visiting or heard of that specific tribe before?
In cases like that the person who crashed should log back in and explain the situation, or if possible even PM/poke on TS the person to explain. Whilst it may be difficult to find proof of crashing it is generally easy to see if someone is telling the truth or not about that.
I am again sorry for missing last month's update but rest assured I will do my best to stick to it going forward. Make sure to ask any questions in the Q+A thread and be excited for changes coming forward! - Tam