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Page Last Edited By Flachdachs On 27/11/2017

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We cannot help you with ingame-issues like retreiving dinos, bugs or struggles with other players!

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Current Issues

WIKI Announcement![edit source]

This is a wiki for the game, we're not developers despite what you may think about it, so we really can't adjust your problems with the game. If you're having ingame issues or anything unrelated to the wiki, your best bet is to check out if there's a fix at the Steam Forums for the game. We'll most likely delete any pages you make that are unrelated to the wiki. If you have some ideas for helping people with their issues, feel free to make a Guide, as people seem to be having quite a few issues and are unable to find a fix. I'm sure they'd be super grateful. --Z3ther (talk) 22:19, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

I have cleaned up any thing thats not relevant to the issues on this wiki --SharpShot gif (talk) 14:28, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

PSA: New Chatroom[edit source]

Courtesy of Alianin, we now have an official chat room for real-time communication between users. The chat is open to the public and can be found at ARK Survival Evolved Wiki:IRC. A link to this has been added on the Commmunity Portal and will possibly be added to the main page as well. --Mr Pie 5 (talk) 05:32, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

Lua Error[edit source]

Not sure if this is something admins can help with, but since I am no programmer I have no clue who might be able to help with this. I have on numerous pages of this site encountered the following error: Lua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory Try as I might, I found no solution for this anywhere on the site. Any idea what causes this? Is this a problem with the database or something on my end?

RanekEisenkralle (talk) 16:40, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

We are getting reports of these errors across multiple wikis and are looking into it. Thank you for your reporting of the issue. We'll let you know once it's resolved. --Alianin (talk) 17:37, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
It should be resolved on this wiki now. Please let us know if you encounter any further errors. --Alianin (talk) 18:50, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

I have not encountered the LUA-error since your fix, so whatever you did it seems to be working. Hence this issue can probably be considered resolved. RanekEisenkralle (talk) 15:46, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

German Translation[edit source]

Hey everybody, I would like to contribute a german translation to the wiki. But I'm totally new, so I have no idea how to start an official translation of the different pages. Is here someone who has experience with that?

Mesajia (talk) 10:46, 9 January 2017 (UTC) mesajia

Start at Gamepedia Translation Guidelines --Flachdachs (talk) 11:40, 9 January 2017 (UTC) 05:10, 12 January 2017 (UTC)some one build a house to keep my dinosaurs inside[edit source]

in pveofficeserver 370 .i didnt join the server maybe 4 days ,when i connect ,i fine i died and someone build a house to keep my dinosaurs inside.its a fire dragon.maybe he want to tame it when the time out.please help me.he's id is choctaws,my id is hero_chelf,im lat:74 lon:42,please help.this fire dragon i tame maybe 60 hours,i dont want to lose him...plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello there, we are sorry to hear of your troubles. Unfortunately, since none of the editors here are developers, we can neither help with issues directly related to the game nor influence any facet of its development any more than you can. Instead, you should try posting on the Official Forums, the Steam forums, or use the support-page for help in-game or suggestions related to future development. Regardless, we hope you succeed in your endeavors. --Flachdachs (talk) 06:40, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Transferring items from Scorched Earth to The center, Dedicated Server ps4[edit source]

I've been doing some research about this and i have found different answers. This way i'd like to know how it for sure. It concerns stealing wyvern eggs, transfering them to the center on a dedicated ps4 server.

Little background information: I have 2 ps4's and me and a friend are going to use 1(the old ps4) as a server to host the center. Our plan is to first make a dedicated server on the map Scorched Earth on the new ps4 so my friend can play on his ps4, steal the eggs, upload them on SE and then download them on the old ps4 (The center map). My questions: Is this possible? I have read that, because it is a wyvern egg, the stats of the parents will get lost in the transfer and a lv 149 egg wil just become a lv 1 wyvern when hatched. Is it even possible to transfer between dedicated servers/private servers on ps4? Final question: do we need to have the servers on different ps4's or can we just use the same ps4 for SE and The center, so basically steal the eggs, upload them, exit the server, load a new the center server and download them. Or will the data of the eggs be gone because you 'overwrite' a new map? Or are both the maps still on the ps4?

Sorry for the long and complicated post, but we don't want to spawn the dragons in and forcetame them. Thanks in advance! Btiest (talk) 11:41, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Hello Btiest, we are sorry to hear of your troubles. Unfortunately, since none of the editors here are developers, we can neither help with issues directly related to the game nor influence any facet of its development any more than you can. Instead, you should try posting on the Official Forums, the Steam forums, or use the support-page for help in-game or suggestions related to future development. Regardless, we hope you succeed in your endeavors.--Cadaeib (talk) 17:46, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

In-game trouble[edit source]

So in short I was trying to tame a low level tuschotutheus (sp?) on a 269 mosa in official xbox server 212 and lost it (not to mention the journeymen scuba gear with it but i care more about the mosasaurus) when it grabbed my mosa and kept putting it under the map. The squid kept grabbing it and killed me so i respond on the bed on the mosa and it wouldn't let me ride the mosa despite the prompt to ride it (this happened just off the back of carno island at the edge of the map) i was killed again after trying to whistle the mosa and swim to the surface, i went back to continue the process of getting the mosa to the surface when it was gone along with the squid when i went back. I have whistled and swam all over looking for it but to no avail. PLEASE if you can it was a lot of kibble to tame and time and anything you can do to fix the issue would be amazing. thank you for your time Abalfazar (talk) 03:41, 23 January 2017 (UTC)abalfazar

Hello Abalfazar, we are sorry to hear of your troubles. Unfortunately, since none of the editors here are developers, we can neither help with issues directly related to the game nor influence any facet of its development any more than you can. Instead, you should try posting on the Official Forums, the Steam forums, or use the support-page for help in-game or suggestions related to future development. Regardless, we hope you succeed in your endeavors.--Flachdachs (talk) 08:09, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

please wife and I discovered first thing this morning that we have both been blocked from the ARK Official Community Forum, neither of us can figure out why...I have never personally posted or commented on the forum at all, I only occasionally glance through the posts to read about game issues and updates and such...My wife has posted about game issues and commented on a couple posts related to game issues, however she has never got nasty with anything she said nor has she ever been rude or given any reason whatsoever to deserve being banned...we are both very peaceful players in the game and pretty much keep to there a way to find out why we were banned? have our accounts been hacked or forged in some way? how can we get the ban lifted? PLEASE HELP??? DazedMosquito86 (talk)

We also can't help you in this case due to the same reasons as in the answer above your question. --Flachdachs (talk) 15:57, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Unable to add links to an article[edit source]

Hi, I am trying to add an indented bullet point to the Thylacoleo article's Trivia section. Since it includes links in the form of 3 citations, it will not let me save my edits. Apparently I am supposed to contact an administrator for this.

I can't even display the text I'm trying to add because it gives the same "New user adding link at end or in heading" 'abuse rule', despite the fact that I added code and nowiki tags to disable the markup. Does anybody know what's going on here? --ThesaurusRex84 (talk) 07:29, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

That's the abuse filter. There reference links in that line are what is triggering it for you since you're a new user. Make a couple edits not touching a line with a link and after that you should be ok. --Alianin (talk) 16:47, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
This was supposed to happen in December of 16 and it is now march of 17. Any word on this credibility? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 06:32, 12 March 2017‎ Please sign your posts with ~~~~
This is still valid for editors with an account. Anonymous editors don't gain this right. --Flachdachs (talk) 07:26, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Wiki-unrelated questions which cannot be answered here[edit source]

Server 596 on Xbox One is telling me unable to find server address.. 15:23, 3 April 2017 (UTC)l REEL STEEL l

Hi, we can't help you with this. This is the wiki, not the devs.--Cadaeib (talk) 15:56, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello, I just wanted to translate some pages into german, but it says its already approved. So how can i view the german wiki?

Angler Gel[edit source]

I saw when I watched the ,,angler gel" page, I saw it lasts 1h 13m 9s in the standing torch, but when I clicked to the link what leads to Standing Torch, I saw angler gel lasts 53 min 20 secs... And first: I don't know which is true, or is even one of them true, but I think that should be fixed.

Fixed, seems it was an old value. --Flachdachs (talk) 08:06, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

French Mobile Version Blocked by PS4 Patch 504.0[edit source]

Hello, After translating to French the page about Farming, I couldn't help but notice that the homepage of the French mobile version of the ARK:SE wiki is completely covered by a link to "PS4_Patch_504.0", preventing any edit whatsoever. Chloros (talk) 15:59, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Fixed, MediaWiki:Mobile.css [2] modified. Merci du signalement. Skylord1496 (talk) 19:07, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

German Translation of Sections[edit source]

Hello, I already created the main page for German and now I want to upload the Template 'Section 1/de', but I can't because the side says "Inappropriate language prevention". Can somebody help me? --Maxi3000 (talk) 12:59, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Maxi3000, thanks for the translations! I adjusted the filter and saved the page.--Cadaeib (talk) 16:44, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Shigo Islands[edit source]


Im the Maker of Shigoislands and wanted to Make an own Explorer Map for Shigo. Since i had no idea how everything workes i made a copy of Theisland and wanted to edit it...but the protection dont let me. Its a harmfull edit ... yes it is since i need to delete so much out cause Shigo have a lower amound of Caves and no Explorer Notes only Dossiers...

hope you can help me thanks Nodivine (talk) 18:14, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Your edit was automatically blocked by the language filter because of "Fukaso" being a bit too close to something else that it commonly has to filter. I've added the filtered content to the page and will update the filter so that Fukaso isn't blocked in the future.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 19:25, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Colourblind CSS changes being autoblocked for vandalism[edit source]

Hey team, trying to get the colourblind css changes going, but the wiki vandalism autoblocker is locking me out. Can you fix me up?

Thanks --Lbaglin(talk) 12:58, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Hey, sorry about that, and your signature as well. Been testing some new filters lately and those were a few oversights on my part, both of which are fixed now. I've also created your css page for you. Thanks for letting us know.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 19:13, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Support request unrelated to the wiki[edit source]

hello too many player think about roll back for xbox one platforms please just give a rollback for 6 or 7 days because this dup was made a fun game to get hard for structuer now every one going to trol with 100 giga or 150 and too many brontos and tek saddle tapi every thing in ark is too esey — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 20:11, 16 July 2017‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello there, we are sorry to hear of your troubles. Unfortunately, since none of the editors here are developers, we can neither help with issues directly related to the game nor influence any facet of its development any more than you can. Instead, you should try posting on the Official Forums, the Steam forums, or use the support-page for help in-game or suggestions related to future development. Regardless, we hope you succeed in your endeavors.--Cadaeib (talk) 20:47, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Adding new Achievement to Achievement/list[edit source]

Problem with adding new line with achievement..

["survivorofthecenter"] = {

   ["name"]                             = "Survivor of The Center",
   ["icon"]                             = "Achievement Survivor of The Center.jpg",
   ["desc"]                             = "You defeated the Guardians of The Center!",
   ["steam"]                            = 1,
   ["xbox"]                             = 1,
   ["ps4"]                              = 0

Ps. The wiki says I am using some kind of inapropriate language... -- Rufo123 (talkcontribs) 17:10, 22 July 2017‎ (UTC).

Thank you for the report. The filter has been updated to reflect this false positive and your edit has been added.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 04:18, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Gigantopithecus[edit source]

Dont know if iam right here but cant find any report a bug section. Just wanna say the Gigantopithecus (Giant Ape) ISNT tameable with Vegetables. -- 13:37, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Although it is in the taming data it doesn't accept it as taming food. I removed the vegetables. --Flachdachs (talk) 18:40, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Griffin[edit source]

How to edit his taming table ? According to dododex or there are wrong value in mutton. For example level 150 need 63 muttons not 40 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hudi1 (talkcontribs) at 12:15, 14 September, 2017. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Filter[edit source]

well, i've never done one of these before, anyway I made an edit and it got flagged. On "Compass" page. Take it or leave it. Hell, edit it and post it as your own.

let there be irresponsibility — Preceding unsigned comment added by thisismypassword oops (talkcontribs) at 18:07, 19 September, 2017. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The edit has been reviewed and posted with modification (with your name mentioned in the edit summary). Given the reason for the flag however, I'm opting to not adjust the filter in this instance. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your contribution!
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 20:51, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Glossary (and standardised terms)[edit source]

There are a number of terms used interchangeably and vaguely throughout the wiki. I think it would be helpful if we had a glossary page to clearly define terms, and thereby help to standardise vocabulary selection across the pages, and help players to discuss topics accurately.

As I have been working on renewable resources today, there were a number of words that stood out. I am sure there are more across the wiki, and the glossary would be a great place to identify and define these slippery words.

Gather vs Harvest. To my mind, gathering is done with an empty hand (eg: picking up what i have termed ground litter (small stones, bits of wood/thatch), harvesting is done with tools. That being said, mining is a type of gathering, but is breaking a rock really mining? These words have been used, along with 'obtaining' in random fashion across the wiki.

Resources. Oh what a can of worms. I have 'defined' a difference between renewable resources (which are really resource nodes, but I think that we should avoid the word 'node' where possible, maybe folks disagree) and the resources that they produce. Thus trees and rocks, salt pillars and crystal outgrowths are renewable resources, whereas stone flint and so on are resources. There seems to be a lot of cross-over with these terms. 'nodes', 'rocks and boulders' etc are found everywhere. Arguably, all resources are renewable, so maybe better terms are required. The point being to differentiate between the spawnable objects that players interact with, and the crafting ingredients they get from them.

Stats. Eg Melee Damage. Sometimes just stats, sometimes something else, sometimes qualified with player or creature or whatever. Shouldn't there be a link somewhere to stats in general, and how they work as well as defining the std term to use?

Levels. I have a level 5000 Griffin, with 50 Levels/Points spent in oxygen, and whose weight level is 4000. <groan> Of course, being level-headed about this, whilst in level flight just makes it worse, but still... when I get to the breeding sections all hell is gunna break loose :-p 𝑪𝒓𝒖𝒅𝒅𝒍𝒚 (talk) 20:15, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that the term "resource node" HAS to come into play. The "renewable resources" page should definitely be renamed into "resource nodes", because sentences like "it also harvests more resources from each renewable resource" (taken from Metal Pick) are more confusing than any naming we had until know. --TMHWK (talk) 22:44, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

You can also contribute to the discussion on upcoming wiki rules at the Wiki rules talk page.[edit source]

Err, the vast majority of that page seems to have reached sensible consensus a long time ago, and is quite probably all actioned in the rules pages. Shouldn't such closed topics be archived so that only topics open for discussion remain, as indicated by the link on talk pages? 𝑪𝒓𝒖𝒅𝒅𝒍𝒚 (talk) 20:20, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

I believe some of the stats shown for the Ichtyornis are incorrect.[edit source]

Hi, have been looking at the Ichtyornis and i believe the Level 1 starter stat for its health should be 50 (not 100) and its level up amount wild should be +10 (not +20) I have no idea what to do to make changes on the wiki or time to investigate into it, but if someone wanted to review/correct this that would be good, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 14:41, 26 October 2017‎ Please sign your posts with ~~~~

This particular stat was indeed incorrect, thanks for the heads-up, it is now fixed. Skylord1496 (talk) 13:21, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Pages needing deletion[edit source]

20 Raw Fish Meat 20 Raw Meat 30 Cooked Fish Meat 30 Cooked Lamb Chop 30 Cooked Meat 30 Cooked Prime Fish Meat 30 Cooked Prime Meat 50 Black Pearls 𝑪𝒓𝒖𝒅𝒅𝒍𝒚 (talk) 20:42, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi, why do you think they need to be deleted? They serve as redirect from the tusoteuthis-taming-tables. You can also use the delete-template to mark pages for deletion.--Cadaeib (talk) 21:05, 20 November 2017 (UTC)