One big problem with the engram system is: you can never learn all engrams. The levelcap of 65 makes it impossible to obtain the required engram points. That’s why we’ve created an engram calculator. Just follow this link
Sometimes, if you range the woods, you’ll find some precious seeds. Most people don’t know how to use them. This tutorial will help them to understand all aspects of farming.
On first sight it looks like a bad idea to farm something. You need materials, time, endurance and free space in your home. So why don’t stick with searching the berries and other materials in the wild? This can be answered very easily: quality, quantity and predictability.
- You know what you get. If you need narcoberries, you’ll get narcoberries
- You can get rare fruits, which are required for some tonics
- You’ll get much more berries than searching in the wild
Farming requires 5 elements:
- Seeds of the plant you want to grow
The plot acts as the main “container”. You’ll have to put the seeds, fertilizer and water in the plot inventory. These will be removed in a few seconds and the plot will start growing your plants.
seeds are randomly found while searching for berries from natural sources. More details of the resulting plants on our page: Berries and Plants
|Berry Bush seeds
(may be removed)
|Amarberry seeds||Tintoberry seeds|
|Citronal seeds||Mejoberry seeds|
|Narcoberry seeds||Stimberry seeds|
|Savaroot seeds||Longgrass seeds|
There are 3 different types of Plots. The larger the plot, the more can be harvested.
|Small Plot||Can be used for every type of berry seeds.
Can hold 200 Waterunits
Can use human and small feces
|Medium Plot||Can be used for berries and Savoroot, Longgrass, Rockarrot and Citronal
Can hold 400 Waterunits
Can use up to medium feces
|Large Plot||Can be used for everything in the game, including later introduced crops.
Can use all feces
While growing, the plot will use up the fertilizer over time. You’ll have to make sure, that there is always fertilizer available while growing crops.
|Small dinosaur feces
|Medium dinosaur feces
|Large dinosaur feces
Water can be added on 3 different ways: manually, by irrigation and by rain.
- Filling by hand requires a water container (like a waterskin). Place it in the inventory of the plot and click “Remote Item Use” to fill the water from the container into the plot. The amount of water added to the plot depends on the container used. For example: a waterskin will provide 100 units of water.
- Filling by irrigation requires a working tap close to the plot. The tap will be marked as working, if it contains a water intake or a filled watertank. A working tap will change it color from grey to blue. If everything is working you’ll see the information “irrigated” instead of the water level in your plot.
- Filling by rain requires…. rain. Not very reliable.
If the location of the plot is hot, more water is required, but the crops grow faster.
of course a crop doesn’t pop up instantly. You’ll have to wait a lil bit. The plants will only grow if there is water and fertilizer available. If any of them is missing the growth will stagnate.
- Freshly seeded: 0-1 Minute
- Seedling: ~7 Ingame Days
- Fruitling (ready to harvest)
List of all announced Dinosaurs and Animals
The developers decided to implement 70 NPCs until the release in spring 2016. This is a list of officially announced dinosaurs, animals and insects. You can click on the title of a table to get to the list of the dossiers.
Whenever there is written tameable, it isn´t rideable 🙂
New dinosaurs announced – Gallimimus, Dimorphodon & Pachycephalosaurus
Artifacts and Boss Monster / Summon Broodmother Lysrix
Boss enemies are not running around like the other dinosaurs in Ark. These must be called by using an artifact. These arifacts can randomly be found in dungeons in a loot crystal. At the moment 6 artifacts are known:
Dungeon South 2
A list of the dungeons including a tiny tutorial can be found on our page: Dungeons and Caves
If you’ve got all 6 artifacts, you’ll have to insert them in an obelisk to summon the broodmother lysrix.
New NPCs announced: Meganeura, Mosasaurus and Compsognathus
Ranged Weapon Damage comparison
A short comparison of the damage of ranged weapons
No damage, blinds
Stone arrow: 15
Tranquilized arrow: 20
Depends on distance (1m: 160, 8m: 30)
40 per shot
50 per shot
Linux and Mac Client to arrive on June 25th
Today, in the fifth issue of the “ARK Digest”-Series, representatives from Studio Wildcard confirmed the release date for the Linux and Mac Clients to their game.
Previously asked about the matter by fans, developer /u/jatonreddit now confirmed:
Yes! We’re excited to announce that we can finally confirm the release date of the Mac and Linux client to be the 25th of June! We can’t wait to see our buddies from other platforms join us on the ARK! Hopefully you’ve all kept in touch and informed via the announcement page and you’re ready to begin your journey ?
How many people are playing Ark
I dont know why so many people want to know this, but because ARK is a Steam Game, it’s pretty easy to get the information how many people are currently playing the game.
You can just visit the page “SteamCharts”: Link
Currently (June, 9th) there are ~65.000 Players playing the game. But this number alone is not really meaningful, if you don’t compare it to other games. So let us compare ARK with Team Fortress 2: Link.
There are currently 67.000 Players playing team fortress 2. The interesting point is the all time peak. The peak of people playing TF2 was 117.000 Players. ARKs playerbase is rising every day. So it’s pretty likely, that ARK will get more players than TF2 – albeit being in ALPHA (Early Access) and as a paid game (TF2 is Free 2 Play).
It looks like ARK is a huge success. Let’s hope it gets even better. 😉
A short tutorial for giving yourself items, as long as you’re an admin 😉
Log in with your password:
Use the following command
admincheat giveitemnum 1 1 1 false
The first number is the itemid. You can use this list to lookup the items
The second number is the stack amount
The third number is the quality of the item