This wasn't a suggestion by a mega-tribe. We're objectively looking at all servers and when we looked at the beginner servers we saw they weren't being used as intended and wanted to make changes. I can understand preferring these servers for performance reasons but there are other options for playing if that's your main/only concern. Admittedly, server performance is an area that needs improvement.
We'll be looking at other servers and server types and making changes if needed.
What I know is that hacker on GG side is decompiling Ark and he knows every step you do on client side :-/
It's the sad reality of the business. Staying one step ahead of the latest exploits/hacks is challenging. There will always be new methods, new dupes, new exploits, new ways to mesh. Which is why the response is just as important as finding a way to prevent them.
Can you at least roll the server back to the point where there was no PVP and they had there tribe? At least that way the war can continue.
While it's a possibility, I haven't heard anything of the sort yet. At the moment, enforcement and QA are still doing some investigation and discussing options.
Edit: For clarity anything is possible and I don't want to rule out anything for the simple fact of having to go back on my word.
Thank you for the response Ced, is there anything that can be actively done about the tribe on 188? That is one of the oldest Land Bases in Ark and there is a huge war going on. Now they are impacted by some sort of GodMode/Dev Client Wizard who has split the tribe, put them as allies making it impossible to defend.
Is there a way the server can be locked down until the issue is resolved?
I know that enforcement is actively looking at the situation. I can't get into details 1. Because I don't know them and 2. It's not proper etiquette but when/if action is taken I'll be sure the community knows (generally) what action was taken and what to expect going forward.
I posted something in a thread that has the same sentiment as this one and the message will largely be the same. Some of these discussions in the thread are happening internally too. It's not lost on the team that there is a problem plaguing the official network and some measures need to be taken to re-establish a healthy player base.
Comment on the other thread:
What I can say about this incident is that this incident and incidents like these are being investigated and part of a larger initiative to deal with some of the rampant cheating, exploits, duping, and meshing we've seen trending on official servers. Technical solutions are just as important as active enforcement.
I understand the frustration with the perceived lack of action and attention to these matters. I understand you want solutions, as do we. There's been a lot of discussion internally on proper procedure for enforcement, escalation, response time, and prioritization. The enforcement team and the procedures we had 2 years ago was sufficient for the landscape, but that isn't holding true now.
No excuses here, its a problem and I hope to have some clarity on these things soon.
Where can we post QoL items for Ced? I've been looking for that info, haven't seen it. Thanks!
I believe he is largely sourcing them from here (These aren't just QoL suggestion so he has to filter through them for this particular objective) https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/forum/64-game-suggestions/