The New Ark: Survival Evolved Update Messed Up Some Players' Bases

The New Ark: Survival Evolved Update Messed Up Some Players' Bases

Ark: Survival Evolved just got a big new update that added snow and swamp biomes. It's awesome. Except for, well... one pretty big thing.

Players who had already settled down to live out the white picket fence/dodo army in the yard Arkmerican Dream are discovering that their bases are now, um, different. The new biomes were added to pre-existing locations on Ark's map, but obviously bone-chilling tundras and sticky swamps are a far cry from the dinosaur survival game's default tropical landscape. The Ark community's been posting some pretty amusing before/after photos.

Posting the above image, for instance, cruncha lamented, "Well... there used to be a base here."

Then there's Weebrett and co's mountainside fortress, which looks like it got hit by an avalanche. And then a second avalanche, except made of dinosaurs.

Before:

The New Ark: Survival Evolved Update Messed Up Some Players' Bases

After:

The New Ark: Survival Evolved Update Messed Up Some Players' Bases

DaveRaptor's base is now full of trees. I'm not talking houseplants, either. I mean that entire trees grew straight through his lovely home. Case in point:

The New Ark: Survival Evolved Update Messed Up Some Players' Bases
The New Ark: Survival Evolved Update Messed Up Some Players' Bases

I feel like kdma81 and friends are gonna have to get used to ducking from now on. Early onset neck and back issues ahoy:

The New Ark: Survival Evolved Update Messed Up Some Players' Bases

Ammiam and friends' base came out of the biomepocalypse looking pretty good!

The New Ark: Survival Evolved Update Messed Up Some Players' Bases

Well, mostly.

The New Ark: Survival Evolved Update Messed Up Some Players' Bases

And here's socosoftware surveying the damages to his base after a swamp up and decided to live there. The short version? The soil erosion struggle is real.

On the upside, most players seem to be taking the post-patch weirdness in stride. The new biomes are pretty awesome, after all. Also, Ark is an Early Access game. There were bound to be some growing pains.

Have you played Ark since the biome update? How's your base looking? Is it a snow/frogball? Or did you luck out and escape the jarringly sudden ravages of nature relatively unscathed?


Comments

    lol some pretty funny results.

    They did announce before hand what areas would be impacted so they should have packed up shop and moved while they could.

      Time to start playing again?

        na Im still waiting for a wipe or for the game to go full release.

    Reminds me of Minecraft biome implementation days.
    We had built a massive desert temple back in 1.6 days they updated the biomes and it went from desert to snow changing and messing up the look of everything we had made.

    This was announced for a fair while prior to the update coming out that this would happen. No sympathy for these people, I've put an almost offensive amount of time into Ark myself and this was all we talked about for the last two weeks practically, how we would make sure we didn't have bases up there.

      Yeah, this really is a game that you need to go in with the attitude that you could lose everything at a moments notice and you won't have anyone to blame. Devs have been pretty great though with things like this and letting people know what is happening. Might be time to give this another shot.

        The ONLY issue with Ark, is the devs transparency and reliance on using absurd 'ETA's'. Rarely has an ETA been met or been met in a due amount of time. As people have been saying, giving specific ETA's '8.30am' etc, has led to much frustration from the community, who repeatedly have said 'we love what you do, but you have rarely ever met your own self imposed deadlines'. Just saying something a little more general like 'in the next week' or 'over the next three days' would be better. Or, as another suggested, the Scotty method.

        What you do, is figure "I need an hour for this..." report you need FOUR hours. Your boss says "Do it in two!" so you get it done in 1 and look awesome for it :)

        I've used that method before lol, works well.

          Personally I think they should get rid of ETAs all together. I mean its not like most games say update will be out on this date at this time. Just push it out, or wait till its done then announce update will be ready tomorrow at this time (when they know nothing can really go wrong).

          Its early access they cant honestly expect nothing to go wrong each time they make a change.

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