Extinction Mod on The Island

The Ark Server is being wiped again today (December 14, 2016), and we’ll be trying out a brand new mod called, “Extinction”.

The map is being switched to The Island.

Though multipliers for Taming, Harvesting, and XP are being left at 30 times, and we’ve increased player leveling to 200.

Given how crazy this extinction mod is, we’ll be adding a couple of mods that we believe will be complimentary to it:

  • Kibble Vending Machine
  • Death Recovery Mod
  • Teleport Pad

Before going further…please DO NOT build too near the obelisks, at beacons or too near each other. Let’s keep it cozy, but comfortable people. We reserve the right to demolish any and all buildings that infringe on public access to areas like caves, obelisks, and beacons.

Server Admin

Helping me administrate the server, is “Razorjoe”. My in-game name is “Jester”.

Though we’re happy to help people when they need it, please keep in mind that we don’t work for any of you, so please be reasonable. If you keep having tames die, or other catastrophes befall you constantly because of some “glitch” in the game, we might have to call shenanigans.

And before you ask, NO, we will not be spawning in a level 1,000,000 dino for you. We’d also like to avoid being petitioned to use admin commands for any player’s personal gain, including our own. We would like to play the game too, so please don’t constantly ask for us to do things like spawn in creatures, spawn in kibbles that don’t have ingredients readily available, change the time of day, etc..

If you can’t find the creature you’re looking for, then look harder — that’s what we do. If you can’t make the kibble you need, then use the next best taming food — that’s what we do. If it’s too dark for what you wanna do, plan your activity for sunrise — that’s what we do.

In short, please just play the game as it’s been set up, and allow us to do the same. Otherwise, perhaps a single player experience is more what you’re looking for. Then, you can spawn in whatever you wish yourself.

Also, many of us go on this server to relax and have fun. We’ve formed a rather courteous and helpful community already. Please keep the profanity to a minimum. Although we’re mostly adults, we don’t care to have to read your filth when it’s spewed constantly for its own sake. It’s tiresome, and unwelcome. Anything worse than profane in chat, and an immediate ban isn’t unheard of. Asshats need not apply. Also, this is a primarily English speaking group. The admins would prefer to make that the language used in open chat.

Server scheduling and mods

Server Name: “SurlyJester.comPvE/30xALL/200Levels/ExtinctionMod”
Server IP:

The server will be restarted/updated when necessary, and when I’m available. Players will be given notice, and the server won’t be shut down until the players present are safe.

We’ll be running a handful of mods, and would prefer not to add too many more, if any at all.

Current mods are: [Subscribe to the whole “Khanate PvE (Extinction)” collection]

Extinction (Mod ID 817096835)
  • This mod is a core mod, meaning it will require first priority in your load order.
  • This mod is not supported in conjunction with other mods that require first priority.
  • This mod is optimized (balanced) for an enhanced PvE experience & official difficulty.
  • This mod is optimized (balanced) around itself, not around other (creature) mods.
  • This mod is NEW, whereby you can expect bugs & issues which will be resolved over time based on feedback.
  • This mod will update as often as needed. Especially the first few weeks.
    Keep this in mind if you want to use this mod.
  • This mod will change over time, this may result in loss of progression.
    Keep this in mind if you want to use this mod.

For more detailed mod info, here are some links you may find useful:

Extinction Readme

Extinction Dino Taming Guide

Xeno’s 10k Stacks (Mod ID 816877351)

All resources and consumables quantities are stackable to 10,000.

Kibble Vending Machine (Mod ID 592595740)

This mod brings you The kibble vending machine. What is it you ask? It is exactly what it says it is! Instead of having to go and get all those pesky things to create kibble that may or may not raise any stats why not simply just buy it from the kibble vending machine. All kibble cost 30 raw metal and every kibble in game can be purchased. Just simply learn the engram and craft the machine and look inside then place the metal in and craft which kibble you want.

Structures Plus (Mod ID 731604991)

Most players who’ve been on modded servers have experienced this mod already. It’s fantastic for building, and features the ability to clip pieces into terrain that vanilla simply won’t allow.

Platforms Plus (Mod ID 719928795)

Tree platforms with snap points for perimeter walls, extending ceilings, ladders, ramps and catwalks. Also adds platform wedges that allow you to build multi level tree platforms.

Bulk Crafters (Mod ID 633831197)

Craft everything in bulk and speed. Has jerky crafting, dry cooking, smart storage, auto-updating, auto-feeding, bed stacking and other unique great features! Be advised, that as of the time of this writing, not all Bulk Crafters items are compatible with Scorched Earth, most notably, the Bulk Smithy currently doesn’t show unlocked Engrams for new Scorched Earth items. Most of the other items do (i.e. the Bulk Grinder will let you do Clay).

Ark Advance Supply Drops (Mod ID 627340159)

This is a complete and total overhaul of the abysmal SE vanilla sky loot crates.
This mod does NOT effect cave or desert ground crates, only the sky crates.

Reusable Plus (Mod ID 693416678)

Reusable Plus is a modification that adds a version of many existing items that can be used over and over again. Reusable items include: Reusable Bola, Reusable Flare Gun, Reusable Grappling Hook, Reusable Parachute, Reusable Spear

Death Recovery Mod (v1.3.3) (Mod ID 751991809)

This mod provides a personal Gravestone that will help you recover your lost items (from death). Craft and place your personal Gravestone to use after you have died. I recommend placing it within a reasonable proximity to a bed. Tribes can arrange these in a Graveyard fashion. Each stone can only be used by the person that placed it.

Teleport Pad v1.2 (Mod ID 760067652)

This is a simple mod that adds a Teleport Pad into the game. You can learn the engram at level 70. Teleport Pads can only be linked with one Teleport Pad. In order to get them connected they both must have exactly the same name. The Teleport Pad teleports all tamed creatures and players inside the bubble’s radius. You can change the color of the pad and the effects by adding the color as the LAST word in your pad’s name. For example “Kangaroo Base – Green” will result in green pad and effects.

Super Spyglass (Mod ID 793605978)

If a spyglass and a magnifying glass had a baby…
– Shows all relevant stats of dinos
– Increased range (if you can see the dino, you can get its stats)
– Variable zoom using mousewheel
– No overlay when zoomed in
– Shows stats even if just holding it

New Tranq Arrows (Mod ID 706933266)

I’ve seen a lot of people making tranq darts. I’ve always come back with, what about the underwater stuff?

So, here are four new tranq arrows. They do:
1k Torpor 1 Stone Arrow + 115 Narcotics
4k Torpor 1 Stone Arrow + 1 Rhino Horn + 150 Narcotics
5k Torpor 1 Stone Arrow + 20 Mejo Berries + 150 Narcotics
9k Torpor 1 Stone Arrow + 2 Rhino Horn + 250 Narcotics
40k Torpor 1 Stone Arrow + 350 Narcotics + 5 Rare Mushrooms + 5 Rare Flowers
50k Torpor 1 Stone Arrow + 5 Black Pearls + 350 Narcotics

They work in the bow, crossbow and compound bow.

You and your tames

  • 200 Player levels (with 1.5 times the points for every attribute point)
  • Max wild creature level is governed by the mod (so, I’m not sure)
  • Tamed dino attributes are multiplied by 1.25
  • Engram points are default
  • Friendly fire is turned off

Jacked up multipliers

Sure, it makes the game easier. Sure, some people might think that’s cheap. I don’t care. This is my server. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Look, we all started out playing Ark Vanilla, and know all too well what’s it like spending three to four hours taming a level 34 Argentavis. We’ve been there, and done that. Enough I say. I have a life outside of my gaming, and sometimes want to jump in for an hour or less and have some fun. The only way to do that, is to change some parameters. Here’s what I’ve changed:

  • XPMultiplier=30.0
  • TamingSpeedMultiplier=30.0
  • HarvestAmountMultiplier=30.0
  • PerPlatformMaxStructuresMultiplier=3.0
  • DayCycleSpeedScale=1.0
  • DayTimeSpeedScale=1.0
  • NightTimeSpeedScale=1.0
  • PlayerCharacterWaterDrainMultiplier=0.75
  • PlayerCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier=0.75
  • PlayerCharacterStaminaDrainMultiplier=0.75
  • PlayerCharacterHealthRecoveryMultiplier=2.0
  • DinoCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier=2.0
  • DinoCharacterStaminaDrainMultiplier=0.75
  • DinoCharacterHealthRecoveryMultiplier=2.0
  • StructureResistanceMultiplier=0.75
  • MatingIntervalMultiplier=0.3
  • EggHatchSpeedMultiplier=100.00
  • BabyMatureSpeedMultiplier=100.00
  • BabyCuddleIntervalMultiplier=0.03
  • BabyCuddleGracePeriodMultiplier=2.0
  • BabyImprintingStatScaleMultiplier=1.0
  • BabyFoodConsumptionSpeedMultiplier=0.50
  • BabyCuddleLoseImprintQualitySpeedMultiplier=0.5
  • GlobalSpoilingTimeMultiplier=2.0
  • GlobalItemDecompositionTimeMultiplier=2.0
  • GlobalCorpseDecompositionTimeMultiplier=2.0
  • CropGrowthSpeedMultiplier=3
  • StructureDamageRepairCooldown=30
  • DisableStructureDecayPvE=False
  • PvEStructureDecayPeriodMultiplier=1.0
  • DisableDinoDecayPvE=False
  • PvEDinoDecayPeriodMultiplier=1.0

Tribe wars are a thing, but let’s respect each other’s space.

In short, act like a human being please.

This is my little corner of the gaming world, and I’ve got a pretty short fuse regarding keyboard commandos with no regard for common courtesy.

If you’ve got a beef with someone, I expect that we will all be gentlemen about it. I even have a detailed plan involving the fabled ability to have tribe wars in PvE.

That being said, players can “register” the location of their base build by coordinates (you must have begun actually building there on the server, so that I can confirm it visually) by visiting the forums and posting their base registration. That way, I have an actual date by which I can confirm that location in-game, so that if a land dispute does occur I’ll know who’s base to actually demolish. You don’t have to register here, but it may be the only way I can help you in such a case. Griefing in PvE does happen on servers, but I don’t want it happening on mine.

In the comments, offer your:

  1. In-game player name / tribe name
  2. Coordinates of your build
  3. Date on which you had a building made consisting of at least 8 foundations

I hope you’ll enjoy what I’ve prepared, and thanks for stopping by!

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