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  2. I have updated the script to resolve an issue with dates. Tested recovery in live environment, everything is working correctly.
  3. Yeh that's kinda why I'm not sure if I should go there or no.. I really like to build close to water and the ocean. Might go for another spot tbh even tho I love the ruins. Location 9 is perfect for builders!
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  5. Feel free to do so. I still need to check the areas in more detail especially resource wise. The area you are in looks good just didn't see any metal/crystal. Water wise although it sucks you can always make a pen in the ocean. I'm going for location 9. Since i enjoy building and what not i figured there's enough room plus all resources are close by especially if you've got a fast argy with decent weight.
  6. Nice job Nerve! Thank you so much for making this. I am at base location 6 atm with my argy, the place from yesterday! I am thinking about building here but I feel like it's so far away from everything else.. Also I haven't checked the area out yet, just saw this place and thought it was awesome! I might go check out your other suggestions, they really look cool
  7. I figured it would be useful to have a guide when it comes to building locations on the new map Valguero, however this does not mean that I've fully explored the whole map. There might still be cool area which I've yet to come across. Some of these area I heard of from others, some I found online and others I've come across by accident while exploring the map looking for resource & animal locations. To start off, the best Spawn Location is Small Islands, the reason being that it's considered as a Herbivore island, with basic resources to start off and relatively safe from any raptors or other carnivores which is known to roam other spawning locations. All Spawn Locations can be found below: Base Location 1 - Estimated Coordinates are 85 Lat 86 Lon This area is quite large, easily accessible with plenty of resources around. Few carnivores around and if you're using this area you shouldn't get bothered by them. There's plenty of room for those who would like to add to the current structure and expand outwards. Base Location 2 - Estimated Coordinates are 81 Lat 80 Lon This area is practically an open cave. There's resources all around, good flat area to build on, covered from at least 3 sides including above you, it is easy to access, however Carnos, Allos & Raptors are seen in the vicinity.. Base Location 3 - Estimated Coordinates are 79 Lat 82 Lon This is a nice flat island surrounded by cliffs & waterfalls on 3 sides. There is a decent amount of basic resources, relatively safe although some carnivores can be spotted around the area. For those with imagination, there's a lot of possibilities and opportunities to expand this area. Dino wise, there are only two narrow areas to pass from or dropping from above which will end up in the water. Base Location 4 - Estimated Coordinates are 79 Lat 66 Lon This area is only accessible with flyers. It is relatively safe with a rare spawn of a raptor among other herbivores. Nice are to build in, flat and surrounded by water, however dinos can drop from above which will practically land on or inside your base. There's very few resources inside but can be found close by once you get out of the hole. Base Location 5 - Estimated Coordinates are 62 Lat 11 Lon For those who have seen Lord of the Rings before, I consider this area as Helm's Deep. This can be accessed from 2 areas which can easily be closed off by putting gates. There's enough room inside to build a good base and plenty of room outside to store some dinos around. On the left side there's water supply with enough room for a green house & a large tree for platform & tree sap. Outside the area plenty of terror birds have been seen however it is easy and possible to expand further. Basic Resources are abundant, metal, crystal and other resources I've yet to look around more. Base Location 6 - Estimated Coordinates are 46 Lat 87 Lon This area is found close to the swamp, and it is a bit annoying to reach, however it is quite safe. The only visible issue is the lack of space for those who enjoy building large bases. There's plenty of resources including a couple of metal nodes as well. Quite easy to close of and enough room to store dinos and build a decent base. Base Location 7 - Estimated Coordinates are 37 Lat 81 Lon A small area which is easily protected from other wild dinos. Although there is not enough room to build a whole lot, it is an easy location from where to expand further around. accessible only by the 2 bridges, plenty of water around, crystal can be found close by and enough room to build a small base and store a couple of dinos. Area around is quite flat with room for expansion. Base Location 8 - Estimated Coordinates are 37 Lat 90 Lon This large Castle is quite safe. No aggressive dinos have been seen around the area. It is accessible either by flyers or a cave like entrance below the bridge, however only small dinos can pass through, other dinos need to be carried or teleported to the castle. There are plenty of rooms and floors to build in and any holes can be covered up or used as an extra entrance to the castle. Not a whole lot of room for large dinos & metal nodes are yet to be found, however it's a good location for those who like a challenge as there's room for improvement and expansion. Base Location 9 -Estimated Coordinates are 63 Lat 50 Lon This is personally my favorite area to build in especially in PVE. There's a very large flat area for those who like to build large structures, considerably safe as barely any carnivores have been seen in this location. Easy access to water with enough room for water dinos as well. Easy to close off and protect from wild dinos. Plenty of resources around. Metal & Crystal are close by, especially with a flyer. Base Location 10 - Estimated Coordinates are 76 Lat 48 Lon This location has plenty of resources and the trees around can be easily used to build platforms and link them together for further space. the castle can be fixed leaving enough room to build a small starting area. There's also enough room around to expand a bit more as well. Basic resources are abundant however it is a bit dangerous as carnos and troodons have been seen in the area. Other cool Locations for those who enjoy building inside caves: First Cave - Estimates Coordinates are 37 Lat 90 Lon I've looked around and even though it has two entrances I couldn't find a walk way to this cave. As far as I know it is only accessible by a flyer, however there's plenty of room inside and both entrances can be closed off if desired. Basic resources in the area are abundant. The inside of the cave: Second Cave - Estimated Coordinates are 33 Lat 10 Lon There are 2 entrances to this cave , both are found behind the waterfall. one at the bottom of the cliff the other at the top. There's plenty of room to build on the outside and a huge area to build on the inside. The cave itself has a lot of metal nodes rock nodes and crystal, on the outside there's a decent amount of wood. Slightly dangerous to start off but can be easily closed off and defended from wild dinos. Inside the cave you have access to the deep water with plenty of room for waters dinos & breeding as well. The water area seems safe however I haven't been able to explore that further as it's huge. So far my favorite cave to build in as you have almost access to everything with enough room to build large buildings. Inside the Cave: Feel free to let me know if you've found better locations. Thanks & hope this helps. The below is a location of a farm if anyone is looking for free access to potatoes and carrots. Estimated Coordinates are 55 Lat 50 Lon
  8. Do you have a Linux ARK server that after updating mods it wipes the map ? Do you need a reliable backup solution? Don't delay, use JR's backup solution today! STOP, BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO READ ENSURE YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A DEDICATED / VPS SERVER. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT THESE MEAN / ARE THEN TURN AWAY AND DONT ATTEMPT INSTALL. No but seriously... ARK can be crap in the way it updates mods which can cause at times map wipes. This has gotten to the stage where I'm so pissed off I was very close to close down all ARK servers and say fuck this. ARK at random times on linux decides to randomly wipe the map without any trace / logs of the issue. I have found it seems to be any time a mod update goes through. 7x's out of 10 this can cause a wipe and there is no fix... Apart from the recovery script I have just created which we are currently using on JR to ensure things are backed up. I'm publishing this so other ARK server owners can have a reliable backup / archive and recovery method. I have tested this on a production environment and all is working smoothly, your experience may differ. PLEASE ENSURE YOU TEST! This script does the following: Creates backups of maps (dependent on cron job time of recovery.sh script) Auto deletion of backups after reaching certain amount Creates a separate archive of maps (use the dailycleanarchive.sh script as a daily cron job to ensure this archive doesn't get too big) Recovers to the latest backup if the script detects that your servers map file has dropped below the filesize of your latest backup - the tolerance. Uses a tolerance variable to ensure that a backup doesn't auto recover if the map file gets smaller due to culling of dinos / removal of structures. Kills your server to reinstall the map. To install: Ensure you are using a linux host and that you have full root access Download the rar file in this post, extract it to a folder on your server. Ensure you chmod +x both files. for example chmod +x recovery.sh Edit the following variables to match your server: #ARK Recovery DIR arkrecover="/srv/daemon-data/ARKRecovery" #SERVER REF - USED FOR SVR DIR (NAME OF SERVER FOLDER GENERALLY) svrref="da4aaa1b-0ce9-46d2-bd60-5f599cc089ae" #SERVER MAP DIRECTORY svrdir="/srv/daemon-data/$svrref/ShooterGame/Saved/SavedArks" #Map filename for backup file="Valguero_P.ark" #Name of backup - will auto add y/m/d and time backupname="Valguero" #Amount of File backups in days to store at one time backupamount=10 logname="da4aaa1b.txt" #Add fault tolerance as variance may be produced due to normal ARK saving / culling of dinos #THIS IS CALCULATED IN BYTES. 15024000 = Slightly more than 15 mb. IF YOU HAVE A SMALLER MAP THIS MAY NEED TO BE EDITED TO ENSURE CORRECT RECOVERY. #ENSURE TOLERANCE IS SET TO LESS THAN ACTUAL MAP SIZE OTHERWISE THIS COULD CAUSE A RECOVERY. tolerance=15024000 Ensure that you set the script to kill your server before map restoration, currently the script uses a docker kill command. If you don't use docker you will need to kill your server via killing the process or using a more graceful method by removing the docker kill command in the script. This is on line 83 Add a start line after line 88. Please note that this isn't required for my servers as if our servers get killed they will auto start pretty rapidly. If you use pterodactyl for ark, this will not need to be added. Create a cron job that will run recovery.sh every 5 - 10 minutes. This ensures that the file is been checked and that it is auto backing up, if it detects the main map file has gone below the threshold (backup filesize - tolerance) the system will auto recover the map file Create a cron job that will run dailycleanarchive.sh every day at a suitable time. This file ensures your archive is cleaned up every day and you also have 7 days (configurable) of backups. Please note if you change the ARKRecover directory, you will also have to update the arkrecover directory in the dailycleanarchive.sh otherwise it will not auto clean. If you do need help integrating this script please post below I have no problem to help users. But please note I will not be helping users that do not have a dedicated or VPS server running ARK, this is a script that will not work for you. I or JR will not be responsible in anyway for loosing ARK maps / incorrect recovery, especially due to misconfiguration. This is a script that we use at JR and it works. We can not be held responsible if it doesn't work, it is in your own interest to test the script before using on a production environment. If this script has helped you please donate to JR / me to ensure the continued updating of this script. https://donate.jrnetwork.net Latest_Recovery.rar
  9. On top of the mods we have also installed: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135049053
  10. These mods were implemented in this update:
  11. We heard, we listened to all the comments about our recent ARK update, it was great to play ARK with you and I'll be on for an hour or so after this post. We have changed the following with our ARK servers: Added ARK Map Recovery script. Due to the way ARK updates mods, some times it resets the map, this has been a known bug for ages with ARK. We are mitigating this bug by checking if the map has reset every 5 minutes. If a map reset occurs our automated system with recover the map with the previous map. IF you see our ARK map reset, give it 5 minutes and log back in, it should be back to where you left off. Added save script ARK has a habit of not saving enough. We have added a script that forces ARK to save every 5 minutes to ensure we don't loose anything Added additional mods https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1783308979 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1231538641 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1260983937 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1404697612 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135049053 We hope this adds to your experience and we hope you enjoy the changes. We will be looking at all your suggestions. If you have any please post them at https://suggest.jrnetwork.net/
  12. These will be installed at some point today after I resolve issues and work on our ARK recovery script. Might be later this evening but it will be done.
  13. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1783308979 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1231538641 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1260983937 and https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1404697612 better than super spyglass
  14. Amazing, good job guys! Can't wait to try out the new map 😍
  15. We are making some major changes to our ARK servers, please understand what we have done is for the best of our servers and to bring new users in to JR. The Island has now changed to Valguero Structures Plus has been removed as 90% of the functionality is now in Vanilla ARK Because of the change with Structures Plus the maps have auto reset, we can not do anything about this Structures Plus was the cause of map resets from what we can see so we have removed it to ensure that this doesn't happen again A script has been handcoded by myself to Auto recover if the map resets due to the mod updater (generally again caused be S+) this will be in place and will monitor our map files to ensure nothing will be lost. We have increased difficulty on all servers The following mods are now installed on all servers: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730142272 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=870709781 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=821530042 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=754885087 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793605978 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=751991809 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1184731864 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=916807417 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=711047840 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=736236773 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=895711211 We understand that some of these changes will upset really old players but we need to bring activity back to our ARK servers and we are working hard at this. We are now advertising on sites to bring more users to JR and hopefully with all the changes we have just made it'll create a fun environment back to JR. We will be actively playing and monitoring servers. If you have other suggestions please go to https://suggest.jrnetwork.net/ Any issues please post them at https://arkhub.jrnetwork.net or at #gameserverhelp in our discord channel https://discord.jrnetwork.net
  16. Conan has been growing and attracting new players, which we are very happy about. A couple of things have come up and we need to outline a few rules about the server. Just a note in relation to the server game type, we are making the server PVE. We did have PVE Conflict but we have agreed for the mean time to make it just PVE. In the future when the server grows we might have conflict days where we fight against each other as a community. Have you played on our server yet? If not join us here: https://servers.jrnetwork.net/ All rules / guidelines specific to Conan will be located here and will be available soon: https://jrnetwork.net/help/serverwiki/conan-exiles/ Please note all JR rules apply to every service we run, you can find these rules here: https://jrnetwork.net/guidelines
  17. No racism, This is a perma ban offence. Do not use any foul language (No profanity) No griefing of player structures No looting of players Don't abuse any bugs/glitches in the game Be nice to each other! PLEASE NOTE: THESE RULES MAY CHANGE AS THE GAME PROGRESSES, WE MAY ADD / CHANGE RULES AT ANY NOTICE. BREAKING RULES HERE MAY LEAD TO A WARNING / SUSPENSION OR BAN. Also please take a moment to read our guidelines as well as these rules as the guidelines apply to every JR Service! https://jrnetwork.net/guidelines
  18. Okay, so I've noticed an issue / well not so much of an issue but an interesting bug none the less. Before you state anything below please note the only subscription I have is xbox live gold nothing else. I have attached proof below, meaning this isn't game pass related. I have also never ever signed up for gamepass: The issue at hand is I can open some xbox games without having the disc in the console. Currently I can open without the disc: Halo MCC Halo 5 Forza Horizon 4 (I have never bought this game) Game sharing? No this is not the case as I have ensure I have logged out of my families xbox that my brothers use. (They don't have halo mcc or halo 5.) Yesterday I noticed that I was playing halo 5 while the mcc disk was in the drive and then realized both games were able to be opened and played fully without game quits without the disk in the drive (I've never got a digital copy of either game). As you can see by this picture: I'm in a halo lobby without either game put in and I do not have a second copy of the games. I am a halo insider which could explain Halo MCC and Halo 5 but not Forza Horizon 4. I'm sharing this looking for people to see if they can open the same without the disc in the tray. I have tried other games but they give me 2 different errors. Either Do you own this game or app? Or the other been Insert the game disc We need that to read the licence if the disc is already in check to see if its damaged or scratched. On the do you own this game or app when you put in the disc the discs can be removed and the game quits as normal. But for the games that ask to read the licence. If you remove the disk while in game / loading the game freezes and becomes unplayable. (it doesn't quit) This is an interesting behavior, it could be handy to find out what is causing this as I don't believe it to be in relation to subscriptions, it seems to be a glitch which could possibly be exploited to work across other games. Does anyone have any information on why this could be happening other than gamepass / home xbox? Is this happening to you, please let me know so we can figure out why this is happening. I have searched some forums and they have blamed the same gamepass / home xbox or EA access. It is definitely something up with licensing and I'm interested in trying to replicate it somehow.
  19. This has now been resolved.
  20. There is activity on extinction or at least there was someone called Knight playing, i saw some new players the last few weeks but they dont stay long. And i play on Island and extinction ofc. Once in a while gewoon olaf plays on ragnarok A large group of i think 5 people have left Ragnarok a while ago. To another server.But idd Ragnarok has resetted its day 4 now.. .
  21. please it's the only one where there is still activity. Marcusf
  22. Yup its done Jamie thx for taking the time. I love the speed with taming .
  23. Apologies I've been rather busy with work. I will be back properly next week.
  24. This should be resolved now, please let me know!
  25. I noticed that on extinction the char level isnt raised. Its still level 105. While on ragnarok and the island its a lot higher. Probably something went wrong with Extinction.
  26. So a little while ago I completed the main story for Far Cry New Dawn and I have to say they made a huge improvement on 5. I'll start off this review with a warning, if you don't want the story to be spoiled for you then stop reading and go pick up the game. Starting off, the story was greatly improved, it was intriguing the full way through and constantly made me want to know what was going to happen next, with it even featuring a lot of cameos from characters from Far Cry 5. The game itself is set after the events of the last game's good ending, when Joseph Seed set off a nuclear warhead. Believe it or not in this game New Eden still lives on, as the good guys! You don't personally play as them or join them, but you do meet with Joseph and his son in an attempt to team up against the new threat facing hope county: the highwaymen. Led by two twins that this game will teach you to hate in every way physically possible. Next we'll look at the new way weapons are ranked. Instead of just being judged on stats and being able to add attachments, weapons are based on a colour that determines their rarity. Grey, blue, purple and finally golden. You have a similar system for vehicles. You are also put in charge of upgrading your home base that is home to the resistance fighting the highwaymen. With these upgrades you'll get perks and access to crafting more powerful weapons. As we move on we'll discuss the new enemy systems too. They also share the ranking system with weapons and vehicles. With the most common being easy to beat and with no armour. All the way up to the golden enemies. They can take a real bad beating and have incredibly powerful weapons, these guys should NOT be messed with unless you know you have the firepower to match. You mostly meet them at the most difficult outposts. Speaking of which, outposts can be scavenged. Meaning you let the highwaymen retake it and you'll get better rewards for taking it back. Another topic that I want to touch on is the brand new expeditions. You'll take a helicopter with a loveable pilot to highwaymen outposts all across North America, ranging from Texas all the way to remote jungles containing massive military planes. Each of these expeditions has a package you have to steal, after 30 seconds a beacon signifies to the highwaymen, "Oh **** our stuff's gone" and they all come in brute force while you wait for the pilot to swing back around. The unique locations and great loot, make this another really nice addition to the game. Although there has been these good points I must touch on something I personally didn't like too much. And it might seem petty or small considering the game. The character face/hair/clothing options. Really couldn't find anything that didn't look kinda stupid as a guy who's meant to be single handedly taking on the massive army. But other than that, my review is finished. My final verdict is that Far Cry New Dawn is a game definitely worth buying. If you're a long time fan of the series and you haven't got it yet now is definitely the time.
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