Important News and Event information.

News:

First, I'd like to say we haven't posted events for the last two weeks due to Arks new DLC, but we are going back to our normal schedule.

Arks final DLC is here, and everyone seems to be really enjoying it. The burning question in the back of my mind and probably some of my staff's mind is, where do we go from here? This has been a question I have been thinking over for about a month now, leading up to the final DLC for ark. As most of you know, we mainly have ark players in the community, so this is of great concern. Arks sequel is not coming for a year and a half, probably two years, knowing the delays. So in the meantime, we will be managing and expanding our horizons for other games until ark 2 finally comes out.

We can focus on Minecraft for a while since launches of major updates are here and more to come very shortly.

Secondly would be preparing for the future, and by that, I mean it's time for another machine build, so when ark 2 finally launches, we are fully prepared and ready to go. Sadly due to the computer market, prices are very high on some things making it difficult for us to accomplish this and we must ask for your help in this. Currently, the server we are aiming for is priced around $5,000 and fluctuates a lot. However, this machine would be able to do all of davidscloud currently by itself if that explains how powerful it is. If you can contribute, all funds will be used to build it, and we would immensely appreciate it.

Thirdly we would like to hear from you, the members, on what you want from davidscloud; please comment on this thread and tell us what you want. It is important to us to know how you feel and what direction you think the community as a whole should go.


Now tonight at midnight, it will have been a full week since genesis part 2 has been out, and transfers will be fully enabled. After that, it will be up to the players on how they wish to play. We hope everyone does not burn themselves out too quickly, as we got a long time before the next installment of ark.


Now that the nitty-gritty is out the way let's get into some event information.


Event Information:

This weekend Saturday, 5-7 PM Eastern Standard Time we will be doing a shiny event on genesis 2 modded. Raffles will be done for some special dinos during this upcoming week and be handed out the following weekend. There also will be a kit that goes live for the cluster. It will go live Monday night. Since we already hit some donation goals before I even posted them, we will be doing double breeding for the weekend and a special bonus kit as well. But here is the current donation goals:



$100 - Special Bonus Kit.
$150 - Shiny Weekend.
$250 - Superbuff Week.
$300 - Bonus Event at the end of the month.



Thank you for reading, and we look forward to reading your comments!
 

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Mirth

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Oct 4, 2019
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David , Firstly Just Thank you for all you and the Admins do for us.
I've played Ark for 5 years now ( the last 2 with Davidscloud ) and I'm sure I'll continue until Ark 2 and after.

Regarding other games , something like ECO might work with our already strong community ?

Atlas , I'm told is much improved now, so that could be worth another go ?

Whatever you choose, I'll still be here for Ark :)
 

masmauler

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Nov 29, 2019
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I am very happy with our community. I have played ark since it came out and this has been the only place I can call home. That being said the only real issue I have is when new people come in and things get added that should never have been added. We have a great thing going and a lot of us enjoy our servers just the way they are. Does it bring new people in, yes and no. I have been around the block and people come and go no matter what you do. I really don't like the SS mod as it has caused lots of problems. I like the pull feature and the crystal cracker but not much else. What we had with AA was perfect then another community merged with us and now most of them are gone but their presence remains in a lot of things. Not all of it bad but we need to remember that change is not always a good thing. Word of mouth will bring more people than changing things that work well. Those who have come to DCS thru Dera and myself try to bring new folks with us as this place is where we want to be. What you and your staff does has been well above average getting close to perfection.

To be totally truthful (this is not to degrade in any regards.)
1. If you plan an event then that event should take place on time. We understand IRL happens so in the event you cannot have the special event then someone needs to throw out an announcement. This has been a real issue the past 6 months or so. Many events planned, people show up, no one to run the event. This does make our pop drop like a rock.
2. Make sure the thing you want are very specific. You cannot expect me to comply with your wishes unless you make them known. For instance: (And again no degrading anyone or anything) We have had an issue with imprint kibble. An announcement was made not to use it on the new DLC map Gen2. For some reason beyond my comprehension when it was used on a different map it was looked down upon. To be total straight and honest, you cannot put out an announcement for one server and expect people to comply with that announcement on all the servers, especially considering the circumstances surrounding a new DLC. All I am asking you to do is make sure you are clear about what you want. We will not comply to things when you put it down for one particular server except on that server. Getting frustrated is part of running a server and that can be reduced by being very specific about what you want. Yes its a pain in the ass but believe me in the end it will work better for you. Always do things like you are speaking to a 2 year old and things will work out better for you and us. I mean lets be real, most of us are like 2 year olds when we play ark or any other game.
3. Staff: I would say over the past 2 years you have been pretty spectacular on picking your staff. You have had a bad apple or 2 but for the most part all of the staff is fantastic. David, you have a good head on your shoulders especially with the technical side of things. I know its not easy to do what you do, I am here to help as much as I can in my situation and right now that is just by expressing myself and my thoughts to you. None of us will totally agree all of the time. Take it from an OLD man. You're doing good, your staff does good, and though it is about all of us having fun work has to be done. If I was to rate DCS like we rate eating places (1-100) My rating would be 97. DCS is not perfect but its damn close.
 

Slevin

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May 28, 2021
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First off, yeah I’m new here. Been playing Ark for years on PS4 and finally made the switch to PC. So partial noob? I’ve got a million and a half questions and usually have to much pride to ask. But even in my short time here to see the dedication of the way the all of the admins jump in and try to resolve any issues that come up, or even just the patience I’ve seen you all have in discord, why this cluster isn’t over flowing with people wanting to join is beyond me. I’m extremely excited to have found this place where I can casually do my thing and enjoy the game. Thank you to the admins!!

I haven’t done the events here and don’t know if I’d ever have the chance to participate (kids, job, pets, life) but I would love too! I see concern with people getting burnt out especially seeing ark 2 is so far out in the future. And focus getting put into other games. I would like to hope it will still remain relevant especially since I just got here. All in all though I’m excited to see what comes
 
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David

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First off, yeah I’m new here. Been playing Ark for years on PS4 and finally made the switch to PC. So partial noob? I’ve got a million and a half questions and usually have to much pride to ask. But even in my short time here to see the dedication of the way the all of the admins jump in and try to resolve any issues that come up, or even just the patience I’ve seen you all have in discord, why this cluster isn’t over flowing with people wanting to join is beyond me. I’m extremely excited to have found this place where I can casually do my thing and enjoy the game. Thank you to the admins!!

I haven’t done the events here and don’t know if I’d ever have the chance to participate (kids, job, pets, life) but I would love too! I see concern with people getting burnt out especially seeing ark 2 is so far out in the future. And focus getting put into other games. I would like to hope it will still remain relevant especially since I just got here. All in all though I’m excited to see what comes
It will remain a major focus for sure. You won't be forgotten so don't worry we will continue to be around for a long time to come and so will ark.
 
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