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MassivelyOP ARK MOPARK
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MassivelyOP ARK MOPARK
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Angyll Jul 1, 2016 @ 6:38pm
State of the ARK for MoPark -- Please read
MoPark


Welcome to MoPark! This is the official unofficial server of MassivelyOP.com. Wait, does MOP run a game server? No, it doesn't. This server exists because I fell in love with ARK, and I wanted to share it with something else I love: the MOP community! Even though the site does not run the server, you will see some similarities, such as the code of conduct.

State of the ARK

As of July 2nd, 2016, the MoPark server launched! The Island map became a blank slate for folks to jump in and enjoy the life of a survivor whilst surrounded by dinosaurs. The plan is that our server will never wipe again. However, please keep in mind that the game itself is still in early access alpha. As such, there are apt to be bugs and problems that cause issues. Roll backs and compensation for loss due to serious bugs will be considered on ocurrence-by-occurrence basis. These rollbacks will happen as soon as they can, but be aware that some loss of progress may occur.

Before you put your pixeled life on the line, you want to know what this server is all about. Well here it goes! These are the stats and plans for this server. IP is IP - 167.114.1.232:27072 The PW to get on is: MOP

Current settings (29 August 2016):

Island map
wild dino level cap – 150
PvE
no crosshairs
no friendly fire
2x XP
2x taming
2x hatching
2x baby maturation
2x harvesting
shorter repawn distance for harvestables
shorter respawn rate (timer) for harvestables
no downloads accepted
no map coordinates for players
no mega tribe (to foster alliances and tribe warfare)
server restarts on Monday at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Going forward:

Every two weeks, the difficulty level of the server (noted by wild dino level cap) will increase by 10. Within the first three weeks, the XP, harvesting, taming, hatching, and baby maturation will be adjusted to the 2x levels. After a period of time thees levels will be reevaluated and can be increased. (we are at the max we are going to go.)

Updates:

Because WildCard systematically breaks things on every round number update (sometimes excepssively so!), I will not immediately update the server when such an update is released. I will always wait for the .1 or .2 fix that always comes shortly after.

If you want to be sure to be able to play on the server before it is updated, you will need to follow these steps to ensure your game does not auto update and lock you out: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/mopark/discussions/0/541906348057804483/

Events:

This server will run official events, and folks are welcome to create some events of their own to share with the community. Here are just a few plans for events survivors might see
Special events that will allow for super increased rates
Special PvP weekends where the server is opened to PvP (but will roll back to pre-PvP status at the end).
Arena battles with prizes
Beetle ball and Dodo races
Regular livestream events that can be anything from hunting to taming to exploring

Conduct:

Dino deaths and tribe wars aside, this server will be a civilized place – in respect to player conduct. The server will not tolerate any harassment of other players or moderators. Any attack on another person in-game, on Steam group, on the MOP site, on social media, or anywhere else relating to this server will result in immediate removal and ban from the server and the Steam group. (Don't think just because attacks are emailed to another players means it's O.K.) We believe in the Golden Rule here; aim for treating others better than how you want to be treated and you shouldn't go wrong!

As for as gameplay conduct, there are a couple common courtesy items. The practice of holding large areas using pillars or foundations is not acceptable on this server. Any instances of large area being covered with pillars or foundations to stake a claim and prevent others from building will be removed. The same applies to anything that makes it difficult or impossible for other players to use areas such as caves or rivers or obtain drops. There is no restriction to building near popular resource spawns; however, keep in mind if you do build too close to a major metal or crystal pawn will prevent them from respawning, which hurts everyone! Pleasealso be conscious of build size; super mega builds that harm performance are not ok as they destroy the play experience of others. if i can't load your build in then it might be a bit large!

As suggested by players, we aspire to a community treehouse village in the redwoods! The area around the pond is reserved for this village. Large ground bases can be placed in other parts of the redwood biome, but please leave the area around the pond clear to preserve the village and the view.

Please note: If your build traps players in respawn areas, you will be asked to make it openly accessible to all so folks can get out or part of your base may be admin demolished in order to allow free exit from spawn points.

Suggestions:

Suggestions for the server are welcome, but there are a few things to keep in mind:

#1: This is a private server! Because the game was really fun, it has been opened up to the MOP community who might also enjoy it. It is not, however, run by the community. Final decisions are at the sole discretion of the server owner.

#2: The best place to share suggestions is on the MoPark Steam group forums.
Any comments with backhanded or blatant insults will likely be deleted and ignored, and possibly result in a warning as described in conduct.

#3: If you are having a sensitive issue, you can discuss it with server owner via email (mj@massivelyop.com)
Last edited by Angyll; May 5, 2017 @ 8:32pm
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Liandreth Jul 1, 2016 @ 7:03pm 
Hooray. Can't wait to start playing with everyone again :)
Angyll Jul 1, 2016 @ 10:08pm 
Looking forward to playing with you agian too!
Balraw Jul 2, 2016 @ 11:40am 
Looking forward to starting over and making a fresh start. Hopefully I can be a little more active this time round. BBB :-)
Last edited by Balraw; Jul 2, 2016 @ 11:41am
deg Jul 2, 2016 @ 11:45am 
Great news! Does this mean I'm too late for the event on the old server? I can't find it so I must be! Hope it was fun!
deg Jul 2, 2016 @ 11:46am 
Let us know if the IP address changed or something, otherwise I'll check in later to see if it's back up :)
Angyll Jul 2, 2016 @ 2:04pm 
We are live -- new IP is added here! 167.114.209.41:27072
cervator Jul 3, 2016 @ 5:19pm 
Made it on :-)

Are there any guidelines for coordinating camps? I found a small camp owned by some hot tub enthusuasts on a little peninsula just south of the one I usually settle on when playing with my wife. Left a little sign nearby asking permission.
Angyll Jul 3, 2016 @ 5:21pm 
Asking the previous settlers sounds like the perfect course of action. =D You can also put a discussion note addressed to them here and see if they read and respond
hey MJ - or anyone else - can you give a quick how-to on how to join this server? I'm searching by IP but not having any luck finding it. AS I said on MOP I an newb to the utmost on the game.

Thanks! :Owl:
tanek Jul 8, 2016 @ 9:06pm 
Originally posted by Fire Walk With Me:
hey MJ - or anyone else - can you give a quick how-to on how to join this server? I'm searching by IP but not having any luck finding it. AS I said on MOP I an newb to the utmost on the game.

Thanks! :Owl:
Yep. I'll edit this post with instructions as soon as I can grab some screenshots!

Ok, on your Steam client, open Servers on the View menu.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lnjkJZWrNMY/V4B54yekBwI/AAAAAAAAHj0/bmgMX_EJ7zkV5DxxzsxF533lCqElHiwMwCCo/s378/steam_view_servers.jpg

Then go to the Favorites tab and click Add a server. Put the MoPark IP and port in.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aO0hY29lZtI/V4B56PTrUpI/AAAAAAAAHj4/LBRugj6vaKs39C4dAsn_mhQWPu53Fx4LgCCo/s716/steam_servers_add.jpg

Once it is added, it should be under favorites in the ARK client as well.

Let us know if you have any problems.
Last edited by tanek; Jul 8, 2016 @ 9:16pm
Fire Walk With Me Jul 12, 2016 @ 7:27am 
thanks tanek - huge help
Angyll Jul 16, 2016 @ 12:33pm 
Please note two very important clarifications that have been added. There are two bases currently that will need to be modified ASAP because they are trapping spawn points. The baes belong to Liandreth and Minaith.

"As suggested by players, we aspire to a community treehouse village in the redwoods! The area around the pond is reserved for a this village. Large ground bases can be placed in other parts of the redwood biome, but please leave the area around the pond clear to preserve the village and the view.

Please note: If your build traps players in respawn areas, you will be asked to make it openly accessible to all so folks can get out or part of your base may be admin demolished in order to allow free exit from spawn points."
Last edited by Angyll; Jul 16, 2016 @ 1:16pm
verianminaith Jul 16, 2016 @ 2:34pm 
First I want to apologize to anyone we trapped, that was not intentional it was simply dumb that we didn't even think about northern spawns. I've killed myself a few times now to try and figure out where potential beach spawns are and I have a better idea. However, our beaver and doed were eaten by rock respawns last night so the rebuild will be later. For now the doors will be unlocked as soon as I log in. Would you have any particular suggestions? I have some ideas but I would welcome yours. The biggest part we are going to try to retain is the deeper part of that bay to store larger aquatic life. That can be accomplished with narrowing to just the water to not trap anyone and/or just leaving the beach corridors unlocked.
Angyll Jul 16, 2016 @ 5:22pm 
Hey veria! Yah, before the wipe we had our water dino pen there. it works pretty neat. Nikolai built a spiffy one with a dock that ran along the top.

Thanks for thinking about leaving an opening between the water pen and your base! That will definitely be needed so folks can run from side to side of the northern area. I am not exactly sure which spawn you covered, so best I can think atm is to make sure you have unlocked doors around that area to get out of your base (and maybe signs pointing the way?). Otherise, maybe adjust your build to go around the spawn circle. We didn't disable building on spawns because there are so many and I think the radius is large. I don't know if aneablign it would help now or not =D

Anyone else have ideas/suggestions?

I am so sorry to hear about your dinos poofing to rock spawns! That is always heartbreaking to me.
verianminaith Jul 16, 2016 @ 6:39pm 
Yeah the human sized doors are unlocked now and I have signs where I could tell you spawn in that area. For now that is all we can do as we work this weekend. At any rate I will probably adjust things after we get our doedicurus tamed again, got a beaver tonight at least.

I don't know about enabling no build in spawn areas, my one concern would be will it destroy what is already built? If not then I'd say go for it as knowing exactly where I can't build would be helpful. In any event I will probably try to see about that option on a local game to try to figure out for certain where is a problem.
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