Ark: Roleplay Evolved - Volume I - Order & Anarchy
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Welcome to the new and improved Ark: Roleplay Evolved! Ark: Roleplay Evolved is the premier roleplay community for Ark: Survival Evolved. Having existed since launch we have a vast history of exciting stories, conflicts and events. Now, Volume I - Order & Anarchy - has begun and with it a slew of changes as well as a relaunch of the entire server. We have new lore, new mods, new rules, new servers and oh so much more. We hope you all enjoy this new ArkRP and cannot wait to see the stories and tales you weave within it. Want to join in? Read on!
The final wipe event will take place Thursday 5th January at 9pm UTC.
More details will be posted after the next mini-event.
Once the event has concluded the server will stay up and be maintained for a further 24 hours to allow you all the chance to end your characters story-lines and plots.
After that the server will go into purge mode for 12-16 hours with increased rates, crazy loot beacons and no PVP or base attack rules active.
The wipe and launch itself will take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of January.
The whitelist will close on Friday 6th and the website will close on Saturday 7th. Both will re-open once fully updated (Likely Sunday 8th).
The rules and mod list will be released in advance of the server being ready to allow yourselves time to download and read up on the new rules. The launch thread will also go up slightly ahead of server opening.
Servers will open on Sunday 8th once ready. More details will be released on launch day/s.
The three staff factions in the lore now have their tribe threads open! You can find them in the new staff faction section of the tribe forums, or via direct link HERE.
They contain details of members of each tribe, more lore, and how you can become a part of the tribe as well. Please take a read if interested! These will be kept updated throughout this Volume so keep an eye on them!
Thanks for reading and see you all at the next event! It's beena long road but we are almost there and I am very excited to see what everyone thinks of the new improved ArkRP!
Congratulations to every winner and happy new year to all!
We are getting very close to launching Volume I now and I wanted to take the time to again thank you all for being part of ArkRP. This place is my baby but it wouldn't even exist if not for all of you. So thank you!
Here's to an amazing start of the year and start to Volume I!
Welcome! Today we are proud to present to you the final full lore ready your eager eyes!
You can find the lore itself HERE (be sure to read it all, the bits we've released prior have some edits!)
There is also a FAQ with answers to many common questions at the end of this post!
In addition you can find the Isles Of Sa'el Wiki HERE
This wiki is your chance to make your mark on our lore by creating your very own islands, histories and cultures. Be sure to read the how-tos and as always ask if you have any questions! We cannot wait to see what creations you all make!
But that's not all! We are also happy to announce today two of the mods we will be using!
The first mod is the Steampunk Mod. This will be used to help show the tech advance of Aeternia as well as giving us some good powerful stuff to sell and provide endgame goals. Steampunk items will only be learnable on Aeternia but once learned can be used on either server.
The second mod is Primitive Survival Equipment+. This will be used to enhance primitive and more tribal based gameplay for Crasite and similar islands. It provides tonnes of new options to make gameplay more varied and fun. Primitive Survival Equipment+ items will only be learnable on Crasite but once learned can be used on either server.
We hope you have enjoyed the releases of information so far and we cannot wait to share more, keep your eyes on the forums, not long to go now!
Can I have a character who lived before the Great War? Before the barriers went up?
Yes! But as stated in the lore rules the maximum age to start at is 1200 years old (placing you just before the great war).
Can I have/find records from the time of the Great War?
Yes! As long as you don't RP having any proof who started the war.
Can I be from Kha’al (the island that caused the barriers to appear)?
Everyone living on Kha’al died when they broke the obelisk. No exceptions. However, there may have been a few survivors that were on different islands for various reasons like traders, etc. Amphitrite has taken over the backstory for Kha’al beyond it’s part in the official lore, so she would be the person to contact about it’s history and culture if you have questions beyond what is mentioned on the wiki.
Aeternia & Crasite Lore
I want my character’s island to trade with Aeternia/Crasite, is this possible? If so I can set it up before the season starts or does it have to be rp-ed out as a new trade agreement?
You can have traded with the kingdom before the barriers went up or have started trading after they went down. Or you can be trying to create a trade relationship during the season.
Can I be from Aeternia/Crasite?
Can my tribe be the Aecor Domi?
Yes, but you must contact a loremaster for more details.
Can I be part of the Kingdom of Aeternia?
Yes, absolutely. If you want to live in the capital, please contact Tamaster
Can I be part of the force that went to Crasite from Aeternia?
Yes, talk to Chainpulled85
If you can travel between islands using the portals, why couldn’t they do this while the barriers were up?
The barriers prevented all methods of travel, including travel through the obelisks. No one knows why for sure.
Can my character take over Aeternia?
Yes, more details will be in the rules once released.
Can I be part of the Obsidian Sun?
Yes, please contact Poseidon for recruitment details!
Can multiple types of magic be used together? Say an alchemist using plants that are grown by a mystic?
Two characters may work together to aid each other but each character may only take part in one magic type at a time.
Can I age normally?
No. Every time your character grows older it must be because they went to an obelisk IC. They do not need to know that is what they are doing however, and you do not have to physically visit an obelisk, only RP that you have
So do I age every time I go to the obelisk?
No, you do not have to age every time you go to the obelisk. For characters who want to not purposefully age up, they would still have some form of ceremony they would do at the obelisk, but for them it could be done with an intent other than to age and they don’t realize that they are aging.
Is steam tech the highest level tech for the season?
Yes to start with.
- Fresh start is a great time to start with a more primitive tier of tech to try it out
- Gives us the chance to involve the community in the invention of new tech moving forward and a progression through seasons to various tech advancements
- Steam power was a core idea of the new lore and season and having it next to things like a rocket launcher etc didn't fit
- The difference between the two servers would be too much if one could make fabricator level gear
- Lots of people both in and out of staff are interested in primitive play, this gives us a way of playing which is closer to that but still with some tech for the others who aren't interested
- It changes PVP massively to be more fun and intense
- It makes dinos more useful again, especially in PVP
Can we have a higher tech level on the islands we create?
So what is the limits? Like, what won’t we be able to make?
Any engram that requires a fabricator will not be able to be learned.
What about Tek Tier?
We have left it open to be able to include Tek Tier this season. Once we have a chance to see how it works and how balanced or broken it is we will decide what parts will be added and what won’t.
Can I invent a higher level of technology?
Not at this time. We will let you know if this changes in the future.
Are we going to be limited to steam technology forever?
No. The tech levels will likely change each season. We may go to high tech or even primitive in the future.
As always we will be in teamspeak for any questions or discussion for a small while from the time of this post, if you have any queries after that be sure to contact a loremaster!
In addition to Tamaster's post >Here<. I thought it was prudent to also advise that due to the Christmas Holiday's whitelisting may take longer than the 72 hours limit we normally get them done by. The reason that this is happening is because the Admin team, as well as the staff. Will have other commitments with their families to participate in.
We thank you all for your understanding, I will notify here when this should be resolved.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
ArkRP Staff Team
Even my beloved red pandas are in the festive spirit!
Announcing ArkRP - Volume I - Order & Anarchy
Volume I of ArkRP represents a new dawn for our server and community. What was previously known as season two has now become a full fresh start and is titled accordingly. Moving forward we will be starting a new Volume every 3 months (but they will carry on with this lore etc). New volumes may focus on different islands, different cultures, different storylines or any mix of them. You can expect us to build interesting overarching plots that allow all of you to get involved and influence the story as well as a great deal more freedom to express your own RP and playstyle. More details will be revealed soon but I personally cannot wait to get it all started!
Volume I - Order & Anarchy begins Early January 2017. Exact date coming soon.
In addition I am happy to announce that the full lore for this new ArkRP will be revealed in the coming week. This will include the lore itself, a way for you all to plan and share your own islands, and even some small hints for the storyline of the first volume. I hope you all enjoy the full reveal and I look forward to seeing what your amazing creative selves can come up with in regards to characters and islands.
But thats not all! I am also happy to announce today that in addition to swapping to a dedicated server at the start of Volume I, we will also be hosted TWO servers clustered together will full freedom of movement between them. These two servers will each take the form of one of our staff created islands and cultures and more detail will be in the full lore. We hope that allowing two different maps and cultures will encourage things like trade, wars, RP and much more. I can't wait to see how people use it!
The final thing before my Holiday message is a bit more.. cryptic however. There is much to share in terms of maps, mods, game mechanics and more but for now we decided to go a bit more on the fun route. Below you will find a few very very cropped and carefully selected screenshots, see if you can figure out what they are! (Some are harder than others)
We will not be confirming nor denying any guesses for the images, so know that what you think it is may not be right!
It's that time of year again and what a crazy year it has been. From the days of Valhalla, to now on The Center and everything in-between. It's been a very good year for us at ArkRP. We have learned a tremendous amount, had incredible fun, and read + seen some amazing roleplay and stories.
I hope that the coming year is even better, with the relaunch of our server and community, the incredible patches releasing recently, the upcoming full game release and of course, the support of all of you. It is set to be our best year yet and I cannot wait to see how it goes. I hope you all join me on this journey and help shape the community as you always have. Change may be hard, but it is for the best.
I also want to take this time to thank every single staff member we have had since we started. From Poseidon to Artemis, Lith, Jackson, Kyrox, Fanatic, @Tomeran for starting the lore and events, @Caesar (i miss you buddy), Penelope, Kysilar, our current loremaster team, everyone who has every been or is staff. I literally could not do this without you.
It is not an easy job, and a lot of the time it is unthankful and indeed full of personal attacks and rage. I want to thank all of you for putting up with it and giving back to this community, doing your best to make it a better place for everyone involved. Thank you.
I hope that everyone in our community has a wonderful holiday season and keep your eyes on the forums as we head into the new year. Volume I - Order & Anarchy - Coming Soon
- Tamaster, Owner of ArkRP, Hopeful Optimist & Lover of Red Pandas
Even the red pandas high five over how awesome its gunna be!