Category: Knowledge base

Local Chat

Patch 183.0 added a new chat-variant. Called “Local-Chat” it allows you to chat with everyone in the proximity, but excludes the rest of the server. That could for example be useful for people who end up having to ask for help, but don’t want to advertise their precarious situation to everyone on the server. You […]


Since Patch 183.0 you can gesticulate as much as you want thanks to the new emote menu. You can reach it by pressing the “T”-key (the key assigned to the Dino-Whistle). In that menu, you’ll now find the option “Play Emote” at eleven hours. There are also two new hotkey options in the option menu: […]

Non Violent Taming Tutorial

Patch 182.0 introduced the possibility of taming dinosaurs without knocking them out. This is interesting even for those with an inclination to violence, because it allows you to get better dinos. Specifically, it has a higher taming effectiveness. So the base level and stats of your dino will be improved compared to the current method. […]

Colorful flares

The flare-gun itself, while undoubtedly important, isn’t that interesting. At least not in a world where any large shadow looming over you might turn out to be a curious Brontosaurus. However, as reddit user /u/ARKaholic discovered, you can actually spice them up a bit by colouring them. To do so, simply drag the dye onto […]

5 Handy Tips for Beginners

There are a couple of aspects to ARK that are probably quite unsurprising for people experienced at playing survival games, but are incredibly handy for those new to the genre. The following five tips should come in handy for everyone who isn’t taking advantage of them already. Your pickup-key has a 360° radius Contrary to […]

Dino-Taming-Times Cheatsheet

Thanks to the work of reddit’s /u/Syreniac, we can now make statements about the precise times for perfect taming! See our cheatsheet (click to enlarge!). Please note that this assumes perfect taming, in practice you’ll need more time in order to hunt the animal, knock it out, …. Discuss this on reddit.   Linking etiquette […]

Dino Taming Cheatsheet

  Update: There is a taming-time cheatsheet available here. Here’s a Dino Taming Cheatsheet. It is also available in bigger resolutions (huge and really huge). You might also be interested in our tech-trees.

Tribe Management: Online Collaborative Mapping Tool

The most difficult thing about coordinating a tribe in ARK is that it’s incredibly hard to keep track of all the locations of outposts, good resources, enemy bases, or other interesting things. How great would it be if each Tribe had a map, on which everyone could mark points of interests? You can do exactly […]

Item Spotlight: Bookshelf

The trusty bookshelf is by far the most convenient way to store your research results. With 100 slots it offers a lot of room, but that comes at a price: You can only store Blueprints, Specimen Implants and Notes there. Unlike the Reinforced Steel Vault, it is affordable before the endgame. The Engram is available […]

Item Spotlight: Reinforced Steel Vault

  The Reinforced Steel Vault arrived with Patch 177.0, and is a great way to store large amounts of items. However, it comes with a hefty pricetag. As you can see below it requires an impressive amount of resources, which puts it at the end-game stage. Crafting You need the following items to craft a […]

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