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Our ARK Survival PvE Cluster

We offer a cluster of 17 maps Of Varying styles all for your ARK Play style.

Our PVE ARK: Survival Cluster

The PACK PVE ARK CLUSTER 2023

Owners Vision

OUR MOTTO! ALL MAY ENTER HERE WITHOUT PREJUDICE! This applies to All Races, All Creeds, and All Genders. All are Welcome!!!
We are an adult gaming community, and we are looking for quality players to join our adventures. We host an ARK PvE cluster of 17 maps, which is Beginner friendly, with a Helpful and active admin team! We are PVE, and actively discourage PVP style "Raiding and Claiming” within our community. We have chosen a limited but satisfactory grouping of QoL mods that provide the best overall playing experience for your ARK experience, and a structured rule package that enhances Quality of life, and breeding. We offer a schedule of events monthly for fun and enjoyment. And to provide the most sought after engrams. We have a unique and different ARK experience with unusual dinos roaming the maps, structures plus, and durable tools, enhanced flyers, and Death recovery, and Game Ascension options. We strive to create a playing environment that fosters Community, and personal growth. We try to provide the best environment to build the base of your dreams, but also balanced with the knowledge that load times are important too!
Last of all, BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER! We are all adults here, and know how to act. Let's make a happy, safe place to enjoy the games we love to play!

The PACK Gaming Plans for ARK 1 and ARK 2

ARK 1

We have no plans to Wipe or Shut down any of our present ARK: Survival Evolved Servers. We actually are planning on the cluster continuing for several more years.
We are actively in discussion about releasing Event Content to replace that which Wild Card has done in the past. Adding dino mods that will enhance the playstyle we embrace, and looking at new map mods that are being made and presented to the ARK 1 community.
You may even see some limited time maps with special rates and overhaul mods! Stay Tuned!

ARK 2

As soon as there is an ARK II Dedicated Server branch available on the Steam Depot Site, we will spin up a server for it.

ARK: Mod Packages

The PACK Gaming: Canon Servers Mod Package

The PACK Gaming Ark Cluster Presents: Cannon Servers Mod Package This is for use on all the CANNON MAPS. To Subscribe to all the mods we use please see the Maroon hyperlink above ⬆️!
And Contains all these mods:
  • JPs Ark Server Tweaks - This mod adds: Color Variations for Dinos - Flyer Speed Levels - Stacked Resources - Super Spyglass (Source by Orionsun) - Reusable tools and weapons (Working grapple hook gun) - Super Tranqs (JP's Tranqs Table) - Suicide Potion - Uploadable Element and Trophies! - Leeds/Alpha Leeds don't attack rafts - Additional Dinos - No Sickness Cyropods - Baby manager - Claims, Stops Wander, Culls and Lines up dinos with configurable options, Picks up eggs in range over 1% incubation and incubates to 1% Server management help. - On restarts beehives and beaver dams are destroyed to force new ones to spawn - Wyvern Eggs are destroyed every 6 restarts to reduce chance of spoiled eggs. - Male dinos are set to stop wandering and mating on restart to combat runaway breeding of dinos, exceptions for oviraptors and neutered dinos. For a full list, see the Maroon hyperlink above ⬆️!
  • Structures Plus (S+) - This mod provides: Complete Building overhaul including: Unique Building Features found in only a few other mods; Quality of Life Features with automation and other life hacks; Integrated Resource Pulling to make life in the shop easier!; and the list is far greater than the room here so see the Maroon hyperlink above ⬆️!
  • Dino Storage v2 - This is a small mod designed to store dinos as items, similar to a pokeball! By removing tamed dinos from the world, it allows you to maintain a large library of stored dinos without hurting server performance! No more lagtastic dino barns or yards! Dino Storage obeys tribe and server tame limits on release, while allowing a large library of stored dinos that do not count against your tame limit. The mod is fully customizable via INI, making it easy to balance for PvP or PvE use! Players Hand Book for all the questions you have!
  • Eventmap
Modded Maps - Are created by Mod developers, and are also additions to the main game by adding whole new worlds sometimes complete with their own lore and storyline.

Stats for our Servers:

Harvest = 3x Experience gained = 4x Loot crate quality = 2x Fishing quality = 3x Taming = 8x Egg Hatch = 15x Baby Mature = 15x Server Dino Cap = 5k except on some small maps. SE, AB, GENESIS, and GENESIS 2 notably. Tribe Dino Cap = 500 Per Tribe Per Map. Unless noted in the maps information page. Server Difficulty = 10 You will find your tribal Dino cap in the center of your inventory screen. The PACK asks that you limit your dinos to a total of 2500k dinos per map. (this includes your tribal limit of 500 active dinos and all cryoed/trapped dinos)

Leveling -

Character Levels

You can level your survivor up to level 105 by default. Clearing the Tek Cave on The Island, defeating Manticore on Scorched Earth, Ragnarok or Valguero, defeating Rockwell at Aberration, beating Master Controller at Genesis, beating Rockwell Prime on Genesis Part 2, and levelling 1 Chibi-Pet gained from events will further increase the maximum level of the Survivor. Each level gives you a skill point to both increase the attributes and a certain amount of Engram Points.
As of current, the maximum level obtainable is level 205 with all the above cleared at Alpha and a Max level Chibi-Pet. Plus finding all runes on Fjordur. Without any of it, the maximum level obtainable is 105.

Creatures

ON The PACK servers the max level for wild creatures before taming is 210 /315. Wild Tek creatures before taming is 253 /379 or 380. Max Base Wild Wyverns & Drakes {except HEIRS} = 266/399 Max Base Wild HEIR Wyverns = 315/472 Max Base Wild Deniochus = 210/315
Tamed Creatures can level up 88 times. Once your creature has reached this limit, they will not be able to level up anymore.
On our servers, Creatures have NO hard-capped limit on breeding. Levels of 1750 to 1800 is possible (maxing all stats at 254 x 7stats=Maxed out dino of 1750) .
PLEASE NOTE: Once you have reached a Dino with 255 in each stat value. You realistically cannot add any more domestication level points into that specific stat. If done, the stat will revert to a LEVEL ONE DINO value in that stat. And you will lose all the value of months of breeding..
Tamable creatures introduced in the Genesis DLCs,
R-Creatures and
X-Creatures, and Lost Island's
Dinopithecus are the only exception, they can go over the 1750 up to 1800.

For help in breeding see our ARK Breeding Guide

What order to complete maps in ARK: Survival Evolved

The twelve maps are typically broken into two groups: six maps are canonical, and five are not. Beyond this, however, the maps should be completed in a specific order to experience the actual campaign that ARK: Survival Evolved has to offer. Failing to complete them in order means that the story, as difficult as it is to get to, will simply not make a lick of sense.
The following canonical maps should be completed in order, to understand the story of the Ark:
For these six maps alone, players can expect to sink hundreds of hours to strengthen themselves and conquer the dungeons. The other five maps are just as enjoyable as the canonical six, yet they don’t necessarily have a story that ties into the main campaign.
The six non-canon maps of ARK: Survival Evolved are:
It’s not uncommon to spend over a thousand hours in ARK without completing all maps. With the announcement of ARK 2, however, understanding the story as it stands thus far will likely give players a leg-up on the next iteration of the title.
Modded Maps - Are created by Mod developers, and are also additions to the main game by adding whole new worlds sometimes complete with their own lore and storyline.
Progression through the individual maps is dependent on the map being played, but the overall idea stays the same:
  • Complete dungeons for trophies.
  • Turn those trophies in to summon bosses.
  • Transcend the Ark.
It’s not uncommon to spend over a thousand hours in ARK without completing all maps. With the announcement of ARK 2, however, understanding the story as it stands thus far will likely give players a leg-up on the next iteration of the title.
To see more about the Story of ARK: Survival Evolved, see the full page here

The Future?

The Studio Wildcard team is thrilled to finally complete the ARK saga with the release of ARK: Genesis Part 2. Thanks to Ark’s passionate community and a love for new content that fits its mold, what were once straightforward plans have become so much more. Through in-game events, free DLC maps, and continued game updates, we’re also polishing, addressing player feedback and fixing issues to make it a better game for everyone. So, what’s next? Not TEK, that's for sure. As we look forward to a primarily primitive-themed ARK 2, we'll continue to provide meaningful updates and experiences to our ARK 1 survivors.

New maps, content & many patches for Ark 1 confirmed

Developer confirms: After it has been a poorly kept secret for a long time, the developers officially announced in their Community Crunch that they will continue to provide Ark Survival Evolved with updates.
Above all, you can look forward to the release of several new maps for Ark Survival Evolved. In addition, the team would like to continue to deliver in-game events and smaller content bites.

All new features for Ark 1 in 2022

  • Seasonal in-game events
  • Quality-of-life updates
  • Bug fixes

Carcharodontosaurus - Released Nov. 5th. 2022

Jeremy Stieglitz@jeremystieglitz FYI ARK Nintendo Switch WILL be getting Ascension for Scorched Earth. We'll also be adding that cinematic & all of the new story/cinematic/voice content, to all the other platforms of ARK later this year!

Young Explorers Mode will be Switch exclusive!

Re-evolved from the ground up with redesigned mechanics! The Survival of the Fittest Crossplay Prototype launches on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC in December 2022 on later arrives on Switch in 2023.