Jamie
It's the moment people have been waiting for. The release of JR ARK PVP.
To join the new JR ARK PVP server you have to be whitelisted, There are two ways to do this.
Register and request access here: https://jrnetwork.net/pvpark/ Donate and get instant access here: https://jrnetwork.net/gstore/packages.php?game=7&server=5# After you are whitelisted you can join the server here: steam://connect/pvpark.jrnetwork.net:16486/
The reason there is instant access to the server is to help pay for our bills. JR isn't cheap to run and another server only increases the bill. You don't have to donate but please note by requesting access you may have to wait 12 - 24 hours to access the server.
Please note comparing to our PVE servers this server will reset every month on the 20th, we may extend the game season depending on a server poll. This will also change the map.
The following rules also apply in PVP: 
No killing tamed passive dinos unless it is used in an attack or battle Do not knowingly kill low level starting players unless you are provoked. Let them have a chance. Low level players are classed under level 15. If a starter player reports a player for constantly killing low level starting players you may be removed by the white-list. No spawn killing, building or camping. This is to keep things fair.
The rates and mods have been finalised. This season of JR ARK PVP these are the rates and mods, they may change from month to month:
 
We hope you enjoy the new ARK PVP server. 
Chris
I should have hopefully fixed the issue where advanced rafts had the same building limits as normal rafts. I have also updated the settings for advanced rafts across the server so they match that of the settings on the island (basically allows loads of structures to be placed on the advanced raft ). These changes will take effect on the next server restart
[AdvRaftSettings]
RaftModifiers=True
PublicInventory=False
RaftSmSpd=1.0
RaftSmMaxStructures=250
RaftSmIWeight=1500.0
RaftLgSpd=1.0
RaftLgMaxStructures=999
RaftLgIWeight=3000.0
DingySpd=1.5
DingyMaxStructures=1
DingyIWeight=250.0
DingyNoAI=False
CogSpd=1.3
CogMaxStructures=88
CogIWeight=1000.0
LongshipSpd=1.3
LongshipMaxStructures=88
LongshipIWeight=500.0
GalleonSpd=1.0
GalleonMaxStructures=100
GalleonIWeight=1500.0
Jamie
Ark is gracing us again with crazy quick updates. For some reason a major version this time.I have also in this release set unsnapped foundations to unclaim 5x faster as requested.
The servers are currently auto installing this latest patch
Patch notes below.
Current version: 263.0
- Fixed a case where the cursor would vanish when navigating through Primitive+ Menus
- Fixed an issue where you wouldn't be able to see ARK Data items unless you toggled folder view
- Slight increase to Trike Wild damage
- Increased rate at which Alpha creatures spawn in Single Player
- Decreased the amount of Eeels in PGM
- Increased the ride distance on flyers to help getting on them when you've fallen in water
- Increased the spread of Terror Bird spawns in the Redwoods so you don't see as many Terror Bird Armies
- Increased the amount of creatures in TheCEnter Deep Water Zone
- Optimised foliage and Rock destruction meshes
- Jumping Puzzle on the Center now awards 3 top-tier supply crates for completion
- Center Underworld Rafts no longer teleport to the top of the map
- Fixed the dark post processing in TheCenter Deep Water
- Fixed a case where TheCenter Barrier wasn't visible underwater
- TEK Cave pool now refills your element, as well as causes you damage if you're not wearing a full element set
- Made the weather effects on TheIsland and Center more visibly clear (you'll see clouds changing)
- Lots of Deep Sea crates adding to TheCenter Deep Sea Cave
- Added a bunch of Coel to the main waters in TheCenter
- Itchy and Pego will not steal Skins from players
- Ghillie Suit now only has 70 base durability rather than 120
- Reduced the amount of stalling caused by a GC
- Removed all the non-statted items from crates that are higher tier than the first crate where that non-statted item is found
- Fixed an issue where Plesiosaur would spawn at level 35
- You now get an on screen message when you fall off the map
- Fixed a case where the Gorilla Boss would float and walk backwards, unable to attack anything.
- Stego and Rexes socket fixed so no longer laying eggs upside down
- Fixed an issue where you may see blueprints of items inside certain structures (e.g Water skin inside of Water Tap)
- Re mapped some Center Spawns in caves so they aren't clustered as much
- Fixed Leed spawns on TheCenter so they should not spawn in shallow waters
- Slightly adjusted temperatures across TheIsland and TheCenter so they are more appropriate (e.g warmer in jungles, colder in water)
- Additional damage and health adjustments to the Dragon, Megapithecus, and TheCenter bosses.
- Fixed a case where language translation may not have properly displayed
- Tooltip no longer stays when scrolling the Engram and Inventory UI
- Fixed cases of Overspawn in TheCenter
- Adjusted the IslandCoves PGM to make it more islandy and cove-like? 
- Reverted the raft change so foundations can now be stacked again on Official Servers.
 
Jamie
Our ARK servers have been getting more and more popular and we have been hearing from our members to setup a PVP server.
We have heard the calls and this server will be running soon!
So far, we have decided on the following:
Max 12 mods to keep things running smoothly  We are looking at the Center Map this month, unless members really want a different map. The server will reset and possibly change maps and mods on the 20th of each month The server will be whitelisted and you must request access Max players will be set to 40 for now Not set in to the cluster to keep things fair Higher resource gathering, 5 - 10x? (Not decided yet) What we would like to know from you guys. What mods do you want?
Please comment below on what mods you'd like to see and we will compile a list and admins will choose the final listing for first launch! Please also tell us how you want rates for our PVP server, we still want things to be a challenge but stay fair and fun as possible.
We have selected with the premium members the following mods:
Structures Plus Advanced Rafts Small Resource Stacks Tomorrow I will be posting a list of the final mods that we have selected with help by you guys.
To request access (First to request, first to be accepted (Premium members get priority too))
Go here https://jrnetwork.net/pvpark/?do=form&d=14 and request access The server will be available on the 19th of July and the server IP will be found at https://jrnetwork.net/servers/list when online