Posts by Cherie

    Dear Survivors,

    thank you for joining our first paintball event. We hope you had a lot of fun painting our arenas. Now that we are done cleaning up that mess you made we were finally able to determine the scores and your prizes. The points for each team has been calculated from the rankings of each match.

    With a total of 13 points Team Red was able to secure the 4th place.

    With a total of 21 points Team Yellow came in as 3rd place.

    With a total of 26 points Team Blue was a close follow up and landed on 2nd place.

    With a total of 28 points Team Purple won our hearts and the tournament with precision and artistic creativity.

    But now to the most important part, your prizes:

    Team Red: Mastercraft blueprint of choice (no Tek)

    Team Yellow: Mastercraft blueprint of choice (no Tek), Chibi of choice

    Team Blue: Ascendant blueprint of choice (no Tek), Shiny Essence for Shoulder Pets with special ability

    Team Purple: Ascendant blueprint of choice (no Tek), Shiny Essence (Shinobi, Endurant, Holographic, Lunar, Rubber or Shoulder Pet with special ability) for dino of choice

    All participants also receive 10 dino color tokens!

    Please open a ticket with your chosen prizes including the map, ccc coordinates and Pin code for a box to deliver your prizes to. We also summarized the special abilities of all available Shiny! buffs at the end of this post. You can also check the Shiny! Dino mod page for more detailed information.

    Thank all the contestants for participating in our event, it was a real blast and we are looking forward for more paintball stuff with future updates of that awesome Paintball mod!


    Available Shiny! Essences:

    Shinobi dinos are especially sneaky. Predators will have to get very close before they will even notice the Shinobi.

    These dinos can sprint indefinitely without losing stamina. (Attacks and any special abilities that would normally drain stamina will still do so.)

    Those dinos grant their rider the ability to detect threats, identify their companions, and find precious high-level dinos for taming!

    Lunar Dinos manage to partially defy gravity, and move as if they are on the moon. Jumping and bouncing in low gravity!

    This is more for style and fun. Dinos have a special color pattern and bounce like a rubber ball. Does not make much sense on dinos that cannot jump like flyers.

    Special abilities for shoulder pets:

    Reduces the weight of items in the player inventory
    Reduces water consumption
    Slowly restoring your stamina, even when moving or swimming
    A floating light illuminutes its surroundings
    You are hidden from wild dinos, greatly reducing aggro range
    The natural pesticide produced by these Shinies keeps insects away
    Slowly restoring your health

    are u that dumb, its a server side issue, nobody cares abt ur 100% legit 10k setup and gigabit internet, that server ur on probably is shitty lol, bro know ur shit before u speak, ive been running servers for years, it dont work like that

    First of all please watch your language, there is absolutely no need to be agressive.

    Also a good setup definitely has an impact on farming "lags". On the one hand server frames do have an impact on client performance and a good rig can help with that. On the other hand there are a lot of calculations made on the client during farming like the foliage ragdoll, so if you are in render distance of someone farming it definitely is a client performance issue.

    Way back in our PvP days we always had a bronto ready in redwood to farm above the swampcave so everyone in there had rubber banding. This was a client issue only and did not affect server performance at all. We took several steps to prevent any issues with performance on both client and server, removing the stryder was one of those. Also the stryder depletes the need of any other farming dino, is available to everyone since there is no level restriction and farms nearly passively without any dangers. It suits perfectly into the concept Wildcard made for Gen2 (destroy balance, give everything for free before the Ark 2 launch in 2023 :D). But we have a different concept here.

    I agree that it has an inpack on the Cave experience, i would not Call it easy atleast not if you dont have a multi mutated rex.

    but in the original game, and thats where i played last. We would just bring rex eggs and hatch in the snow Cave, but on this server this is against the rules as i cant leave dinos in the open.

    i dont Think allowing release of dinos in caves change anything, as most caves you Can already bring dinos.

    but a Cave like the snow Cave, its nearly imposibel to solo it, other than gabbling all gross the Cave, it would be more fun to take a rex or a yuto or a ony what ever first the Cave in my oppinion

    mand again if some ppl dont like dinos in caves then they Can Challenge Them self to do whit out

    We did snow cave with three players, Flak, Fur and Shotguns lately, it is not impossible. Soloing it need special tactics like grappling, yes, but ARK is a multiplayer game (at least on a multiplayer cluster). It is not necessary to do that cave since you get the artifact on other maps for free and you can transfer all tributes, so the caves only purpose is the challenge and we want to keep that challenge.

    Ark uses volumes to determine certain kind of areas like caves, boss arenas etc. Sadly non-canon DLCs tend to mess up those volumes so some mods have a hard time to determine wether you are in a cave or not. On Fjordur i.e. DinoStorage (which has the best known cave detection so far) registeres all caves as such while N+ does not. That is why you can set a teleport beacon in most caves on that map so we allowed unsouling dinos as it was just annoying to teleport out of a cave, release the dino and teleport back. It is not that we like it, but there is nothing we could do about it. I don't know all the caves on Valguero, we did them all but it was long time ago. The "Lava Cave" on that map has never been finished (no dinos, no volumes like a no-fly-zone etc.) but iirc we were not able to release dinos in the swamp cave where we had to crouch to move forward.

    Regarding the loot: Of course some maps like CI offer easier ways to get loot than others, but we tried to keep that in mind when we did the loot tables. Cave drops have a higher BP chance to make them worthwhile i.e. But yes, it is nearly impossible to balance the loot evenly among all maps since modders do what they want and do not stick to basic gamedesign rules (but so didn't WildCard, so we should not blame them). We did the best we could and also made several changes to our loot tables to further balance them out.


    • The event will start Friday, October 28th at 12:15 (CET) and end on Monday, October 31st at 23:59 (CET)
    • You need to have a website account registered with the same SteamID you use for playing the event.
    • You need to subscribe the following mods:…iledetails/?id=2634348401
    • You need to join the Eventserver (no travelling): steam://connect/
    • No griefing!
    • Since our admins are allowed to take part in this event (they don't have access to admin commands by default) a ticket is mandatory for any support case.
    • Keep it nice and friendly, everyone is welcome to this event and should be treated with respect!
    • Please don't spoil other players with coordinates or PIN codes!


    There are several ways to win wonderful prizes at this event.

    Top 3 Zombie Killers

    The three players with the highest score total will win these special prices. Check the Highscore list to see your current position.

    Place Prize
    First Place
    one Shiny Essence for a dino of choice (Shinobi, Burning, Frozen, Holographic, Lunar or Taser), Ascendent BP of choice
    Second Place
    one Shiny Essence for a dino of choice (Burning, Frozen, Lunar or Taser), Ascendent BP of choice
    Third Place
    one Shiny Essence for a dino of choice (Burning or Lunar), Ascendent BP of choice

    Community Challenge

    All survivors work towards the Community Goal to reach 350000 Points total. If this goal will be reached our cluster will have increased rates from November 1st, 12am CET, to November 7th, 12:15pm CET. The increased rates will be:

    • Boosted Breeding (20x Egg Hatch, 20x Baby Maturation, 0.25x Mating Cooldown)
    • Boosted Farming (4x Farming, 2x Farming on Genesis 2)
    • Boosted Taming (5x Taming)
    • Boosted XP (4x Player and Dino Experience)
    • Boosted Hexagons (1.5x Hexagons on Genesis 1 and 2)

    Top 5 Screenshots

    We will reward the 5 best screenshots chosen by the team. Every player can send in 1 Screenshot after the event is finished (we will open a seperate thread for this). Every screenshot must contain the extended HUD which displays your survivors name (hold H to display it), only screenshots with matching names ingame and on the website will be able to take part.

    Place Prize
    First Place
    10 Dino Color Tokens, Chibi of choice with custom colors
    Second Place
    8 Dino Color Tokens, Chibi of choice
    Third Place
    6 Dino Color Tokens, Chibi of choice (no Red Chibis)
    Fourth Place
    4 Dino Color Tokens, Chibi of choice (no Red Chibis)
    Fifth Place
    2 Dino Color Tokens, Chibi of choice (no Red or Yellow Chibis)

    The ultimate Score Store

    You will be able to buy prizes from the score you get for killing Zombies. Have fun shopping in our awesome Score Store.

    Price Reward
    12000 PointsAscendant Tek Blueprint of choice
    9500 Points Ascendant Blueprint of choice
    7000 Points Mastercraft Blueprint of choice
    4500 Points Journeyman Blueprint of choice
    2750 Points Capped Item (any item from reward vault)
    2500 Points any Chibi with custom colors
    2000 Points Max. level dino of choice (no TEK)
    2000 Points Red Chibi
    1000 Points 100x Element
    1000 Points Yellow Chibi
    800 Points 20x Mutagen
    750 Points 1x Gender Change Token
    600 Points any Plant Species R Seed
    500 Points Purple Chibi
    400 Points 1x Dino Color Token
    200 Points 1000 of a resource (Metal Ingot, Polymer, Cementing Paste, Gunpowder, Narcotics, Electronics, green/blue/red gems, crystal)
    100 Points 1x N+ Domesticated Bee Hive
    100 Points 1x GD Dino Mindwipe
    50 Points 1x GD Levelboost
    20 Points 1x GD Weightboost
    20 Points 1x GD Speedboost
    15 Points 1x GD Superstim


    • Kill Zombies to gain points for the highscore and ARc bars to buy better equipment.
    • You can use the teleporter at any trader to switch to another spot if you are not happy with your current position.
    • You can upload your stuff in the transmitter at any trader while being logged out.
    • You do not have any engrams on the event server, all stuff is provided by the reward vault and air supplies.
    • Air supllies are different than in Vanilla ARK, they will be dropped by a plane and go down with a parachute.
    • Rumors say survivors can summon special boss creatures that reward extra points. Ask your local trader!
    • Use a spawn location near a trader to get your starter equipment!

    Map of Traders

    This is a list of all prizes you can buy.

    Asc Tek Blueprint of choice1500
    Asc Blueprint of choice (except Tek)1000
    Mastercraft Blueprint of choice (except Tek)750
    Journeyman Blueprint of choice (except Tek)500
    Max lvl Dino of choice 500
    1x Gender change token300
    5x GD Superstim80
    5x GD Speedboost80
    5x GD Weightboost80
    3x GD XP Boost80
    any red Chibi300
    any yellow Chibi200
    any purple Chibi150
    5 Mutagen50
    500 of a resource (Metal Ingot, Polymer, Cementing Paste, Gunpowder, Narcotics, Electronics, green/blue/red gems, crystal)20

    Ghost Division Olympics: Saturday, May 14th, 5pm - 11pm CET (UTC+2)

    Dear community,

    there are only a few days left until the start of our event “Ghost Division Olympics”.

    As promised we have summarized all important information for you:

    • 5 different challenges await you.
    • Each challenge will give you points, which can be spent on prizes after the event.
    • You can do the challenges at any time between 5pm - 11pm CET (UTC+2)
    • You can follow the path and complete the challenges in the correct order. You can also use your omni tool to switch between the challenges if you get stuck or want to try something else.
    • After each challenge there is a photo booth. You need to take screenshots of these booths while pressing "H" on your keyboard so you have proof for completing the challenge.
    • There are different chill or spectator areas and a party zone where you can meet.
    • Signs along the parcour will give you hints or will show you the way.

    Step by step:

    • Join the event server (dino and item upload is disabled)
    • Type /join in chat, you will join the event tribe. This is necessary to use doors, jump pads etc.
    • Type /tp in chat, you will get an omni tool which can be used to switch between the challenges.
    • Use the omni tool to get yourself a fancy dress in our fashion boutique.
    • Use the omni tool to teleport to "Challenge 1" which is the official start.
    • After completing a challenge you will get to a photo booth, take a screenshot of that booth.
    • Follow the signs to the next challenge.
    • Visit the party area, you can use the omni tool or you will find it on the way between challenge 2 and 3.
    • If you are done open a ticket, insert your screenshots of the photo booths and tell us which prizes you want from your points.
    • If you need to join the event server directly you can add the address to your favorites: PvE Event-Server:

    Photo booths:

    • Each photo booth is different.
    • They are marked with a yellow sign and a yellow foundation.
    • The yellow foundation marks the point you should stand on to take the screenshot.
    • Press and hold "H" on your keyboard while doing the screenshot so we can verify your identity.
    • The screenshots need to look like in the example below.
    • Keep your eyes open, when you miss a photo booth you need to repeat the challenge. There is no way back!


    • This event is PvE, stay friendly and fair so everyone can enjoy their time.
    • You are allowed to leave and join the server at any time between 5pm - 11pm.
    • As always bug using, cheating, exploiting is forbidden.

    Points and Prizes:

    • You will get (100) points for each completed challenge (500 points total).
    • Every player who completed all 5 challenges will receive a special prize of 50 GhostCoins.

    Ascendant Bp of choice (except Tek and fishing rod)400
    Mastercraft BP of choice (except Tek and fishing rod)300
    Journeyman BP of choice (except Tek and fishing rod)200
    1x Gender change token100
    5x GD Superstim25
    5x GD Speedboost25
    5x GD Weightboost25
    3x GD XP Boost25
    any red Chibi100
    any yellow Chibi75
    any purple Chibi50
    5 Mutagen50
    500 of a resource (Metal Ingot, Polymer, Cementing Paste, Gunpowder, Narcotics, Electronics, green/blue/red gems, crystal)10

    Dear survivors,

    We are reporting live from the Olympic Village of the Ghost Division Servers where we would like to invite all of you to participate in this great upcoming event. Prepare for challenges only the most athletic survivors in ARK history can master and show your skills in different mazes and puzzles. Join the spectator ranks and watch other survivors failing. But most of all: Have a lot of fun in our newest event! As a highlight DJ Mc Oil Baron will support the event. Join us for a great time!

    The event will take place on Saturday, May 14th, 5pm - 11pm CET (UTC+2)

    What's waiting for you:

    5 challenges with Jump and Maze Puzzles.
    5 Photo booths at the end of each challenge. Different chillout areas to relax after completing a challenge.
    Spectating areas to watch the others fail.
    A Party Zone with live music presented by DJ Oil Baron.
    Beautiful settings and a lot of fun.
    Points for every completed challenge

    Great rewards that you can buy with the points you earned.

    A fashion boutique where you can get fancy dresses

    Additional information about how to join the event, rules and prizes will be released soon, stay tuned...

    For further questions and discussions please use our Discord Eventchannel:…029888/714920256166166598

    Come join us and have a great time,
    your Ghost Division Event Team

    On top of what Gunnsen said the new system encourages people to vote for our servers which is mandatory for a healthy community. Votes are the best way to get new players to our servers which keeps the maps crowded. These days it is hard enough to have a good amount of players on each map. To keep players in the cluster we need crowded maps as there are already hundreds of empty clusters out there. We just added the Gender Change tokens to make voting even more interesting and we are already working on other ideas to give players some more reasons to vote.
    Of course you are right that it now takes some time to get a filled wallet to buy whatever you want or need, but there are also other ways to get ARc by having a nice breeding line to sell, offer boss fights etc. Giving new players the option to just buy a rex line for a few ghost coins will eliminate the challenge and the market.

    We discussed this and we dont think this is necessary. Navigating around the ark, recovering your body after dying, getting help by the Fjordhawk later etc. are part of this game and Survival Games in general. We dont want to make it too easy, losing stuff to character deaths is already a very rare occasion and we dont want to take that out of the game in total. There are several ingame mechanics like waypoint on your minimap, dino trackers (both ingame and GhostData), the big ass green light beam etc that already help players a lot, we dont need to add another mod to replac these mechanics with a new one. Every new mod brings problems with compatibility and stability, updates will cause additional restarts and add a little more work to maintaining the servers and config files.

    Nope, we will not add cross ark chat, it is messing with admin tools and will bring several technical issues to the cluster.