Studio Wildcard Is Slow About Taking Down Hackers.

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Hackers are slowly ruining Ark, the survival game by Studio Wild Card. If you are not familiar with Ark, it is an adventure/survival game that allows you to build and tame dinosaurs. Players can mate and breed dinos to get the best stats in stamina, melee, and health. These stats help defeat bosses at the end of the expansions or maps.

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Whenever a new map comes out, you often find servers full of players on the official servers. There are other servers, but they are your non-dedicated servers. That means they are run my people who rent servers from people like G-portal or other companies. Right now we are losing the battle on hacking. Hacking hasn’t been a big issue in the past. We’ve known about hackers or dupers for a while, but amount of duping wasn’t so horrible that it crippled game play for nearly the entire server, all the time. For some reason, the hackers are hacking overtime.

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While, I could easily play on another server, I have found this server to have a great community. In the end, it’s about community. Some servers are really cool with awesome people. I’ve met friends who are from Sweden, Ireland, and other countries around the globe. During the lockdown, Ark was a really big help for many of the players in hard-hit areas. They tried to help ease real-life struggles by hosting in-game incentives so that people could focus on something rather than death. It was also a small token of how much they cared about their community.

Fast forward to today, and we are seeing some players ruin the game by constant hacking. The server I play on is constantly crashing, and it is happening so frequently that very little gets done. There are constant rollbacks which once again prevent people from getting things done. So, the enjoyment that once came with starting a new map and meeting new people is starting to dull. Sadly, these tribes did not start on the server day one. They came after people were already building their bases and blocked about three tribes from finishing their bases. It is aggressive gaming at best.

If Studio Wild Card doesn’t want to lose players, they will need to find a better or more efficient way of getting rid of hackers. Perhaps, looking into a mandatory downtime like WoW would be beneficial. There has to be something the company can do to make sure their players feel satisfied with the end product.

PC GAMERS And A LACK OF CIVILITY : ATLAS

Games are very popular today and people of all ages find enjoyment within their make believe worlds. Years ago when my husband and I started playing World of Warcraft we really connected with the art, adventure and storyline.

Later we fell in love with games like Stonghold, Civilization, and the SIMS. I found myself in dino heaven after we later found Ark by Studio Wildcard. However, there were issues that soon started to turn players off. There were too many players taking land and not enough room for players to really enjoy the game. Push forward to Atlas. It’s a cool MMO game that really gets your imagination running. I can be a pirate, you can be a pirate and we can all sing the pirate songs! Okay a little too much. Atlas is another game from Studio Wildcard that seems to suffer from some of the same issues. Atlas lets players find land, build ships, and live like past pirates. The players are able to find treasure and align with other companies.

It sounds great if you are into pirates, but sadly there is a downside. Atlas has some of the same issues preventing new players from being able to enjoy the game. Picture a vast amount of land with so much potential that soon finds a few companies who take over the land and prevent other players from building? There have been many players over the past few days that have searched for hours and they are still unable to find a new place for their base. It is a turn off for those who might want to come to the game and invite friends and play on official servers.

Wildcard could fix this issue by doing one simple thing. They could limit the amount of flags one is able to place without contesting. The land hoarders would then have to contest the land if it goes over the adjusted amount of flags. This is a new game and for new players to not have the ability to play or start a base because of a select few seems harsh. These server are all PVE servers and the companies in question, in regards to the land napping are on the Hydra Server. There are only 4 servers right now, and 2 area PVE while the other two are PVP. Perhaps, SW needs to take a look at what kind of behavior needs to be on the PVE servers and PVP servers.