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#1 Ark Discord Community for all ARK Survival Fans
BE A PART OF THE ARK DISCORD FAMILY
Do you love the game ARK where you must survive on a mystery island having all sorts of wildlife, including dinosaurs? If so, the Salty Zombies ARK Discord is a great place to find a community of other ARK fans. Whether your a complete newb or experienced player, you are more than welcome to join our ARK Discord.
With such an active community of different levels of players, you can get a lot of help in case you have stuck anywhere in the game. Our Ark Discord is also great for finding other players to play. Need a teammate or two to help you fight off some raiders, or looking for someone to help you defeat a boss?
Being a fan of the survivor game ARK, you probably love other survivor games as well. Here at Salty Zombies, we not only host multiple ARK Clusters, but we host other survival games as well.
Watch SZ staff play Ark on Twitch.
All of our staff at Salty Zombies don’t just enjoy playing ARK. They like streaming it too. Check out the Salty Zombies Twitch Stream Team and watch us play ARK. Different survivor games.
Being hardcore gamers, these folks play and stream quite a few survivor games. On our Twitch page mentioned above, you can watch us play games like Scum, Fallout 76, The Forest, Rust, Valheim,7 Days To Die and many more!
A SAFE SPACE FOR ALL ARK FANS
ARK Discord Rules
The aim of the Salty Zombies ARK Discord channels is to have a space where gamers can find and interact with a like-minded community where they don’t have to worry about being bullied or abused in any way. If you do find yourself at the receiving end of any such bullying on the ARK Discord, then contact one of the moderators to resolve the issue.
That does not however mean that we don’t encourage a good debate between gamers with differing views. But, if you feel the discussion is turning a bit aggressive, then it would be best to either end it there or just move to talk to private messaging.
In order to prevent any untoward behaviour, we have a few rules in place, as mentioned below:
- We do not tolerate any sexism and racism
- Too much trash talking will get you muted
- No promoting any third-party gaming organizations and servers.
- No promoting any other third-party discord servers
- No posting any nude/vulgar/obscene videos or memes
- In order to report abuse, follow the chain of command and report to moderator
What is Discord?
To put it simply, discord is an app for group chatting. If you’ve used any of the older group chatting apps like mIrc etc, then you will find discord quite similar. However, the user interface of discord is much more advanced, making it easier to use and is probably one of the main reasons for its high popularity. Ever since people have been at home since the Covid pandemic, the popularity of discord has only risen further.
Discord was initially intended for the gaming community to come together, discuss gameplay & strategies, and also play with each other. In recent times, however, discord has gained popularity with other such communities too such as for gardening, cooking etc. People are so comfortable with discord that it has even overtaken Facebook groups in terms of popularity.
WE’RE NOT JUST AN ARK DISCORD
As we’ve mentioned before, all of us at Salty Zombies are hardcore gamers who love playing survivor-type games. Among them, we have a special liking for zombie apocalypse survival games. What this means is that on the SaltyZombies website you can find much more than just the ARK Discord & ARK PVE server. You will find us hosting discord channels, PVE servers and Twitch Streams for many other games like Fallout 76, The Forest, Atlas, Rust, Scum, 7 Days To Die etc.
Since we want to feel right at home on our ARK Discord channel, we have also added some fun activities there for you. Now you can share your pic with others using #mugshots, a cool snap using #photographyor or maybe funny #memes. Don’t want to do much and just chill? You can do that without Music Bot.
What is ARK?
The game story starts with you, as a man or woman depending on the character you selected, stranded naked on the shores of ARK, a mysterious island. You are starving and freezing, and in order to survive, you must now hunt, farm, gather resources, build shelter, research and learn new technologies, craft items and much more!
There’s a lot more to your ARK adventure. On this Island, you can use your skills and resources to either hunt down Leviathan dinosaurs for their meat or tame them and use them for guarding or riding upon! You are also not the only other players online in the ARK world. Will you team up with the others and survive as a group, or will you go solo, where even the other players are your enemies!
There is a lot to the ARK world, as you shall see in the game features mentioned below.
TAMING & CONTROLLING DINOSAURS
That’s right! You can tame a dinosaur in ARK and use it as a pet! A very powerful and helpful pet nonetheless. This process is called the Capture & Affinity process, where you first weaken one of the 100+ feral creatures by knocking it unconscious. You then help heal the animal by giving it the right food and taking care of it. If done right, you would have successfully tamed the feral creature, which will now listen to commands issued by you. But, of course, just like in real life, how much the animal listens to you depends on how well it has been trained and tamed.
There are many uses for taming a dinosaur. You can ride on it and carry your inventory and items like armour, other prey etc. If you tame Pterodactyl, you can even use it to fly over snowy mountains. The Pterodactyl can also be used to rescue allies from enemy territory. Similarly, you can go berserk in enemy territory if you have a pet T-Rex. Another exciting thing you can do with your tames is to use two from the opposite gender to mate and raise babies.
Manage FOOD & WATER, TEMPERATURE & WEATHER
Consuming Food & Water is the most basic survival requirement that you must also take care of here in ARK. The wilderness here is filled with all sorts of food in the form of plants and animals, each having its own nutritional properties. Similarly, you must ensure a continuous supply of fresh water in your base to avoid dehydration.
The weather conditions are also something you need to consider to ensure your survival. The weather can alter temperatures that directly affect how quickly you get hungry or thirsty. A good shelter and proper clothing can help deal with different weather conditions.
You can do farming in ARK to ensure a sustainable supply of food. To start farming, you must first obtain seeds from all the vegetation you see around you. Then create a farm plot and sow the seed. Next, water and look after the plants by providing fertilisers, and soon you will be able to harvest them for food that can be consumed directly or cooked into nutritious recipes. The more you explore, the more your chances of finding rare and much more nutritious seeds than regular crops.
THE META UNIVERSE OF ARK
As we mentioned in the previous point, your character, along with your tames and structures, remains in the game even if you log off. Using Obelisks and updating your data with Steam economy, you can make your character travel between different ARK networks. In this vast game galaxy, each ARK will vary from one another, and you can choose to explore each of them. You can also create your own custom Procedurally Generated ARK!
COMPLEX GAME MECHANICS
The ARK world has quite a complex mechanism. All crafted items have limited durability. You must repair these items before they wear out. Additionally, all things can either be looted or stolen by other players. Even when you shut the game, your character remains in the game world. So to protect your stash, you must either build advanced storage, build a tribe that will preserve your store when you are not there or have a few Tames guarding your items.
Death in this game is permanent, along with high player interactivity. You can kidnap another player and torture them to get something out of them or even harvest them for blood. Captured enemy humans can also be used as food for all your meat-eating Tames.
HYPER-REAL VISUALS & EFFECTS
Utilising the advanced unreal engine 4, the ARK world and all its creatures are brought to life using hyper-real imagery. You will experience different weather elements like fog, rain, snow etc, with global illumination and complete dynamic lighting using advanced referring with DirectX11 & DirectX12. Even the music is by award-winning composer Gareth Coker.
TAMING & CONTROLLING DINOSAURS
The shelter is an essential part of survival. A good shelter protects you from not only the various elements of nature but also your stash and yourself from enemies. In ARK, you craft numerous items like pillars, beams, doors, and windows. A good shelter helps to survive the different weather conditions and protect your stash and yourself from enemies. In ARK, you can craft many simple to complex items such as pillars, ramps, beams, doors, windows, gates, generators, trapdoors, wires and much more.
These can be put together to build different types of structures. It would be best if you had wood, metal, and other precious resources to craft these items. In addition, you should keep in mind the load system that affects each structure. If there is not enough support, your design will collapse. That is why you should reinforce your buildings and structures. You can also further personalise your different structures by painting them with the preferred colour.
BLUEPRINTS & RESOURCES FOR CRAFTING ITEMS
Crafting items require Blueprints that have different qualities and statistics and accordingly need resources You can find more resources in remote and difficult regions of the map such as in the darkest caves and tallest mountains etc.
As you keep performing different actions, your player, as well as your tames, will level up. By learning Engrams, you will be able to craft items without the need for blueprints, directly from memory. This ability remains even if you die!
While exploring the vast world of ARK, you will also find various clues, as 3D explorer notes, left behind by earlier survivors of ARK. Putting together all the clues will make it possible to uncover all the secrets of ARK.
SUMMON MYTHICAL CREATURES
There are Summon Locations in the ARK world where you can bring various sacrificial items. These sacrifices help appease particular mythical creatures in ARK who lend you a helping hand in battles. For the more experienced players, these also provide an excellent end-game goal, where you get precious items upon defeating these creatures.
BUILD YOUR TRIBE
In ARK, you can build your Tribe by adding your friends and surviving as a group. Once part of the Tribe, all members can command your tames. Tribe members can also respawn at any home spawn points. You can also delegate some of the work by assigning other members as Tribe admins.
KEEP EXPLORING TO DISCOVER MORE
As you have already seen, The ARK world is vast and complex. There are many natural and unnatural structures, above the ground, below it, and even underwater. As you explore and discover uncharted territory, you will come across many unique creatures and rare blueprints.
You can also find Explorer notes left behind by previous inhabitants of ARK. You can uncover many of the secrets of this mysterious world through these notes. You can also completely customise the ARK world. Create your Points of Interest. Use GPS coordinates or simply a compass to plan with other players. You could also create Sign boards to help direct, or misdirect, other players.
CUSTOMISE YOUR GAME USING MODS & STEAM WORKSHOP
The Ark world allows for a lot of gameplay customisation. You can move your character and items between single-player & multiplayer games and also between unofficial servers. UYou can mod your Ark game by tilising a customised unreal engine 4 and Steam workshop,. If you’re hosting the server,, you can completely configure and customise your Ark game as per your preference.