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Habitat Maps

I'm unsure if this is the proper place to mention this but I didn't see any centralized page for the habitat maps. I am partially colorblind and wanted to mention that the current color choices on these maps (yellow/green) makes it completely impossible for me to distinguish the prevalence levels in each region by looking at the map itself. Is there any way these could be changed to more colorblind-friendly options like blue/green/red or something? Thanks!

-- Airiq (talk) 16:27, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi Airiq, good idea! The place to ask things like this is rather the ARK_Survival_Evolved_Wiki:Admin_noticeboard, the community-noticeboard is for informing the community.
I changed the module for the creature-map and its colors are adjustable now. For more info see the page colorblind. I've written a short guide how you can set the colors on the creature-map how you want. I put in an example that changes the gradient to blueish - greenish - reddish. But better see how the colors work for you and adjust them accordingly. If you have questions how to set this up, feel free to ask on Talk:Colorblind. --Cadaeib (talk) 08:51, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
That works great, thanks so much! Really helps out me and a few other guys in my tribe with this issue. Please let me know if you'd like me to delete this discussion or move it somewhere more appropriate.
--Airiq (talk) 04:30, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
Good to hear it works :) I moved that topic to the admin-noticeboard. --Cadaeib (talk) 09:04, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Huge PRO advertisement

I understand that the operating company of this wiki has to earn money, no question. But I don't think the best way is to bother the customers to-be. This PRO advertisement at the right side is way too big and makes it difficult to use the page, espacially on not so huge viewports. --Anonymous 11:07, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi, you can read more about this design-decisions on the offical gamepedia-page and also give the feedback directly to the staff there. The main-reason for the change is to avoid problems with the infobox which was often affected by that ad. On small viewports that ad does move away for me, so the space for the page-content should be sufficient all the time. If you encounter issues with that you can also send your feedback to gamepedia by mail. --Cadaeib (talk) 12:34, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
I know you admins/moderators of this very wiki can't change it. So you are not those I blame.
I didn't mean small viewports as in mobile devices, I meant e.g. 1200 px. And then have a look at pages with tables, especially long and wide ones as in Base Creature Statistics. You cant see everything and you have to scroll horizontally. This is already a problem w/o the ad, because the only scrollbar is down at the end of the table. If I scroll to the right, then the first column isn't visible anymore, so I can't see to which creature the data belongs to. And I can't find the line I was reading before because of the scroll down for the horizontal scrollbar. The ad makes such things even worse. Sometimes the ad moves below the content, but leaves the space.
By the way, the table thing is a more general problem. A solution could be a table with fixed first column(s) and/or row(s). Should be doable with some CSS as far as I found googling for "css table fixed header and first column".
For the ad problem ... I thank the author of the Stylish browser plugin. It helped me already a lot to change some cumbersome things on websites. --Anonymous 13:13, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
Yes, that issue with the large tables is around for some time. The current state allows its content to be seen on all screen-sizes at least, but it's not optimal. I'll look into a solution. --Cadaeib (talk) 13:31, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

The Center spawn maps

Since the Center is officially part of Ark now. Would it be a good idea to add spawn /habit maps for the Center on to creature pages? Like the one we have now but maybe with tabs like this and clicking on the center shows the habitat map for the Center instead? «Elegant Excalibur» (talk) 18:47, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Like the one we have no but maybe with tabs like this and clicking on the center shows the habitat map for the Center instead - That is exactly what we were planning on doing. Hopefully it should be ready in the next couple of days.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 19:14, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
Okay, good to know. ^^ «Elegant Excalibur» (talk) 03:36, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

DPS of wild dinos

In the latest patch notes update is a Training Dummy announced where you will see the damage per second of tamed dinos and perhaps also weapons. But this value is not directly comparable to the damage value of wild dinos because it is not documented here how fast the creatures can bite or whip their tail. Does someone of you know where this value is hidden in the devkit and possibly can run a bot through the pages to add this value or an already calculated DPS value? Flachdachs (talk) 13:05, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Block request - Editing the word "Porn" into several pages. And why doesn't this wiki have anonymous edits turned off? I've been here for 2 days and I've seen more edit fixes and Undo's on a single page than content improvements. Your users are doing more work fixing crap like this than they are improving on the actual wiki. --Rahlzel (talk) 03:18, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

The IP in question has been dealt with and the abuse filter has been updated. While most vandalism edits are done by anonymous users, most anonymous users are not vandals and contribute useful information and fixes. A few bad apples amongst the population does not merit refusing all of them and -at least in my opinion- goes against the very point of a wiki. Furthermore, reverting vandalism edits takes very little effort, and our vandals rarely return after one or two attempts (if they get past the filters at all [which I notice you had some trouble with]), so it's not like our editors are having to strain themselves to help keep the place clean in that regard.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 18:13, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Question about the new Prim+ Game-Mode

Hello, just wanted to ask, when Primitive+ goes official in a few Month, should the primitive+ content be on this page, like the Center, or in a seperate wiki? And if it should stay here, should we start making articles for it already? But then how should they be marked?

Hope you can help me :) (And i hope thats the right place to ask)

ARKGryndal (talk) 07:35, 13 June 2016‎ (UTC)

Hello! As Primitive Plus is going to be released as Official game content, it will definitely have a place on the Wiki. Exactly how to introduce it to the Wiki and distinguish its pages, however, will depend on exactly how Wildcard implements Primitive Plus. For instance, if they include it as DLC, like The Center, then its pages will each have the tag {{DLC|Primitive Plus}} at the top. If they decided instead to merge the content with the main game files and offer it as a built-in game mode, then its pages would probably just have a notice mentioning its uniqueness to the Primitive Plus game mode.
For now, we are probably going to hold off on adding any Primitive Plus pages until closer to its official release, if not until the release date itself.
I hope this helps, and I apologize that it's such an ambiguous answer. :)
Sanctyl (talk) 02:42, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
I was wondering, now that Primitive Plus has been added to the game, when will we start seeing pages added to the wiki? --ItsAkule (talk) 16:28, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
It's on the to-do list, along with SotF and fixing the map of The Center. We're working on figuring out how to set things up, and those of us with enough spare time are tying to learn enough about Prim+ to get things started.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 20:33, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
I am 100% willing to get moving on documenting this as I've been struggling with finding accurate wiki content related to Primitive Plus. I've a long history of working on documenting games such as with the Project Zomboid wiki. --Auchtor (talk) 16:40, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for your help! I'm currently adding basic pages for the P+ items. Any detail you can add is great! --Cadaeib (talk) 18:05, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Posting Limit

Hello, I'm going to be making alot of ark tutorials about items / things in the game. (These guides are similar to the ones made by mcspotlights for minecraft) These guides are going to be of 1-2 min explaining a particular item or dinosaur.

My question to you is, will it be considered as spam if I put those video guides up on their respective wiki pages? (An example of my guide is here - ) As I'm planning to cover as many topics as possible!

Thanks for Listening

% for taming bonuses to melee damage is off

Currently, the displayed additional bonus melee % for taming is displayed as 16% of blueprint value, while it should actually be 14%. Likewise, The multiplication bonus seems to be different from dino to dino, but the actual value should be 44%. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Destinum (talkcontribs) at 00:56, 3 July 2016‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hi, the bonus differs from species to species. Some values got changed in the last time and not every change is stated in the patch-notes, so some numbers are outdated. There are numbers per species and global multipliers that alter the species number. Displayed on the creature-pages should be only the resulting number, i.e. the species-number times the global multiplier. Example for additive-bonus on melee damage for the Pteranodon: additive bonus is 65%, the global multiplier is 14%, so the displayed number is 65% × 14% = 9.1%.--Cadaeib (talk) 09:51, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

The Center sea map markers

Hello, I have noticed that for the DLC map The Center, there are missing markers for sea spawnpoints for water creatures as you can see here: link, this is example for Mosasaurus page and the sea regions from template don't work for The Center. --Certik303 (talk) 00:30, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Oh yeah. I said I was going to work on those shortly after I finished the map, then I forgot. I'll set myself a reminder this time.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 02:23, 5 July 2016 (UTC)


In one of the corners near the ramps going down to the bottom lake under the floating island. The is a corner next the the cliff that acts just like a water fall. I was farming obsidian and my ankylo died and cost me a lot of time and effort. If it had been to a dino killing it, I can understand that. But this is a programming and graphics error. Also, when ever I fall to my death, my body disappears upon death. I don't have any time to return to reclaim my items. 23:41, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

This is a wiki. We are not the devs. Bug reports should be submitted here:
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 02:14, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

My tribe page gets blocked

Hi, i just made a tribe page and when i tried to save it, it said i would post a phone number... i guess it identifies the steam profile link for a phone number.

i would like to keep the links inside so people can contakt me if they want to join our tribe.

pls help me,

thy --Salt0 (talk) 11:17 13 July, 2016 (UTC)

The first person I've seen who actually thought to link their steam profile and it gets blocked. I've added the filtered content, but that's a global filter, so we can't modify it to be more lenient. I did however, modify the filter that blocked you from posting here.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 16:30, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Issues with the game

Having an issue where I have lost 3 dino's now due to touching something that knocks them out of my quetzal's hand and when I go back for the dino it is no where to be found. Someone said they can fall thru the world like your bag can if you fall of your bird and die. I'm just looking for some explanation on to what is going on cause spending hours to tame a damn dino just to drop it thru the world is getting old fast. Any answers?— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 21:25, 8 August 2016‎ (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. Flachdachs (talk) 09:06, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Location Page Inaccurate

Hey, the Smuggler's Pass location is wrong. The game actually states that Smuggler's Pass is a river, not a ravine, and is between the Northeast coast and the Redwood forest. While not a big deal, seeing as how it's not a major location, it can be confusing at times when a wiki says one thing, and the game says another. Rame124 (talk) 18:24, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Page for Kibble (Terror Bird Egg) is unavailable.

The page for Kibble (Terror Bird Egg) is unavailable. When I attempt to go to it the following error comes up. Recreating from one of the older pages also does not work.

"The revision #141723 of the page named "Kibble (Terror Bird Egg)" does not exist.

This is usually caused by following an outdated history link to a page that has been deleted. Details can be found in the deletion log."

Sbhansf (talk)

That was weird. Deleting and recreating the page seems to have worked though. Thanks for pointing it out.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 16:40, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Fridges and contents GONE server 108 NA Official

All of my fridges have just dissapeared since the update on server Official NA 108. Please restore them if you can the amount of man hours lost is in the 100's. Tribe is SYS. My email is 08:09, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

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. --TMHWK (talk) 08:17, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Weird symbols instead of text

I dont know why but when i got on to play ark all the text has ben replaced with wierd symbols help plss— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 16:51, 10 September 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I could only repeat the answer of the topic above. --Flachdachs (talk) 17:36, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
The Admin Noticeboard is for wiki issues. Please use the Official Forums for game support.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 20:22, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Unable to edit wiki pages

I was trying to add a server to the Dedicated Server Providers page, but kept getting this error when I try to save: "Global AF - New user adding link at end or in heading." It didn't matter where in the table I added the new row, the error was always the same. I made sure my email was verified, tried switching between Chrome and Firefox .. nothing helped. Any help would be welcome! Meekro (talk) 23:01, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

It's one of the global Gamepedia filters (outside our local control). It prevents new users from adding links to a page, to try and cut down on users spamming external links. If you make a couple edits to the wiki, it should stop recognizing you as a "new" user. I've seen some providers who just add their listing without the link, and then link it in a second edit because the first was enough to qualify them. Alternatively, as anonymous users sometimes do, you could just wait for an admin to check the filter log and push the false positives through, which I'll do now.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 04:49, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Access Obelisks

Can't access obelisks on server 306 because they are blocked with metal bases. Please help remove them so people can regain access to them. My email is if you need me. Thanks!

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) 14:09, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Creature navigation

Nav Filtering.png

Could we get this User:3mptylord/common.js javascript added to MediaWiki:Common.js?

It creates filtering functionality for Template:Nav creatures/New (see image). 3mptylord (talk) 05:02, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

This is an ambitious pet project you've got here. It's definitely fun to play with and can be filtered in many ways. I don't know that it could replace the current text-based Nav entirely—as many users may prefer it over this one—but I could see this perhaps being used jointly with the current system. It's clear you've put a lot of effort into this, so the code is up now for others to enjoy as well.
Sanctyl (talk) 08:45, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
Creature names could be added, to combine to the two formats - although I think some creature names are perhaps too long for that to look good.
As an aside, and sorry to be a pain, I forgot the Event Creatures group. If you could add ['Event Creatures','Event Creatures'], to the "group" section, that'd be swell (don't forget the comma).
3mptylord (talk) 23:40, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
Added the missing code. I agree though, it would be rather difficult to add text and still have it look half-decent. When I suggested using the two systems jointly, I was thinking to display both the current text-based table and your new icon-based nav together as they currently are. Display one, then have the other just under it, perhaps. Of course, it is just one of many possible ideas.
Sanctyl (talk) 04:23, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
I don't think you could do full creature names and still have it look good, but the 'short' names of everything could probably be made to look good if it can be overlaid on the icons.Darinth (talk) 13:54, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
Great work 3mptylord, looks neat! For all changes we have to make sure the mobile-compatibility, e.g. the page should fully work without js, as it's disabled in the mobile-view and the app. We could do it with tabs, so desktop-users can have both versions. --Cadaeib (talk) 16:09, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Implemented a version with the tabber feature, although I thought tabber used javascript to function? 3mptylord (talk) 18:19, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! The tabber is mobile-compatible, it works without js there and shows all tabs at once like in a list (e.g. look at the dlc-tabber at the frontpage in the mobile-view). Just tested a creature-page on my phone, it seems the nav-bar isn't shown there at all by default. So we don't have to worry about this. --Cadaeib (talk) 20:12, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
If the navbox is disabled on mobile browsers (which makes sense, since it's a huge amount of content to download), then I have a better solution than a tabber: User:3mptylord/common.js allows for a Show/Hide button to toggle the visibility of two divs, one of which is hidden by default. This button can be put in the header bar. 3mptylord (talk) 21:23, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Split-Screen Online Play

For some reason I cant play split-screen online I keep getting a error, is it that a feature that is going to be added if not already available.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 04:33, 22 December 2016‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello, the ARK Wiki is an encyclopedia about the game itself, and this page is about the Wiki and its maintenance. No one here is a developer, and the Wiki is run exclusively by passionate gamers. With that disclaimer out of the way, I should also mention that all of our Gamepedia admins (myself included) only own the PC version of ARK, so none of us would be qualified to answer your question regardless. I would suggest posting your question on Reddit or the ARK Forums under either Xbox One or PS4 Support.
Sanctyl (talk) 04:58, 22 December 2016 (UTC)