Ark island is getting a big change made, That change is an active, cyclical volcano. Jeremy Stieglitz , Ark’s lead programmer posted patch notes for the next major Ark update.
I’ve posted the patch notes and ETA for the next ARK major update on PC — what will it contain? Have a look! https://t.co/T7dvbeuCr3
— Jeremy Stieglitz (@arkjeremy) April 9, 2017
The Patch notes list “Tek Cave and Volcano” in the next update. Many Players, us included have small bases atop the dormant volcano, to ease the process of gathering and smelting metal. Looks like we should start moving our stuff, we are directly in the shit zone according to Wildcard Team member The Right Hand:
” We haven’t put out the exclusion zone because we’re not quite done finalizing the area that’s going to be impacted. We don’t want people to pick up their entire base and relocate it only to find out it’s fine and not a big deal and they lost tons of work because we were inaccurate. We’ll be putting the border walls in when it’s all locked. That said, if you’d like to have a rough approximate and make decisions based on that (better safe than sorry, so to speak.), if you are currently located anywhere on the top half of the volcano, you should probably move your butt. Here is a picture I just made in paint in 5 seconds, any resemblance to a giant smiling face is entirely coincidental and probably in your head.
Anything above the mouth, err, I mean, the red line. Please note this is NOT FINAL. Things could still change. We could still scale down the scope or expand it. This is the area in which you are currently extremely likely to have something cause harm to your base.
The Right Hand ”
So now we know who needs to move and who doesn’t, for the time being. I am a fan of cool interesting changes to Ark, so Im not against the volcano, I’m just left wondering where the Alphas in PVP will build and where PVE players will get the metal to make up for the loss of the biggest metal spawn on the island. This must be done well, players are still upset about the recent “Flyer Nerf”.
I hope the Volcano is at least still mineable for metal and crystal in between eruptions. Follow us on Twitter and/or keep checking Fix The Meta for updates as we find them.
The ETA for these changes to hit the PC version of ark is April 30th 2017, no date was mentioned for consoles. The console version of the patches usually are available a couple weeks after the PC release.
How do you feel about these upcoming changes?