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ARK => BFM ARK Discussions, Playing Tips, Policies, Procedures & Training => Topic started by: BFM_supergal on February 13, 2016, 09:55:34 PM

Title: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_supergal on February 13, 2016, 09:55:34 PM
Noticed there was no General thread for the ARK server. I wanted to mention I am going into the caves in god mode culling cave creatures, as I noticed that dung beetles were not spawning and from what I read on Steam ARK forums it seems that clearing out the caves sometimes fixes the no dung beetles problem. If that doesn't work I might try spawning a few dung beetles in to see if that gets the ball rolling.
   If anyone spots any dung beetles let me know, so I know if what I am doing is correcting the problem. Thanks :)
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Kitten on February 18, 2016, 10:04:14 AM
BFM Ark Server - Does Not Exist? I search in the IP and found nothing and even the page I did save says that the server does not exist. Is this a bug on my end or has the server really gone?  :'(
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_supergal on February 18, 2016, 04:31:55 PM
Hey Kitten, Sorry about the late reply. The server is up and running again. I am not sure why it was down. I did do an update Wednesday night and it was working well. However, later that evening I had computer troubles and have only just now been able to check it.  There were a lot of updates to do, so this may have been a factor. The server should be running well again. Let me know if you have any further issues. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Kitten on February 18, 2016, 09:46:48 PM
Sadly, I still can not find the server under that IP and Port address. It still says that it does not exist yet. Even the page which is http://arkservers.net/server/45.121.211.11:23325 for me is not working. I did try the IP listed on the forums as well but my search had come up empty. I asked another friend whom is a part of Cosmo's tribe and they have this very same issue. So it appears it is not only me but them as well.
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Slim on February 19, 2016, 07:07:11 PM
If you search "bfm" it is the only one that shows up...for me at least
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Kitten on February 19, 2016, 07:19:59 PM
Thank you very much, I was struggling with this a bit.  :love:

!Edit!

Does our server have a password? If not I may have the wrong server then. I searched for BFM and it gave me "BfmDino" am I missing a bit here?
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Slim on February 19, 2016, 07:42:22 PM
DOH! no it doesn't - Hang on I will take a look 
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Slim on February 19, 2016, 07:49:27 PM
I am just updating the server now -
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Slim on February 19, 2016, 07:57:23 PM
OK, ITS ALL WORKING JUST TESTED AND COMES UP IN THE SEARCH..

MAKE SURE YOU HAS THE SERVER FILTER SET TO "UNOFFICIAL"
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Slim on February 19, 2016, 07:57:55 PM
and you can just search "BFM" 
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Slim on February 19, 2016, 07:58:57 PM
IP 45.121.211.11:9087
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Kitten on February 26, 2016, 05:08:42 PM
Would a person from the BFM Tribe be so kind as to invite me back? Prefer a time soon so I can feed my dinosaurs.

Edit: Still having an issue with this. :(
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Slim on February 26, 2016, 06:43:38 PM
You cant find it Buddy using the IP or name, comes up for me..once you are in save as favorite 
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Kitten on February 26, 2016, 06:59:44 PM
No, no I don't mean the server I mean the actual tribe. I need an invite back to the tribe because I was helping a friend real fast. So if someone in the BFM Tribe would invite me back I'd be happy.
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Slim on February 26, 2016, 11:17:24 PM
 :giggle:  :LOL:  I get it now
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_JANE on March 15, 2016, 06:20:00 PM
Is ARK still a thing? I also couldn't find the server. Searched both the name (BFM in Unofficial and Official servers) and the IP listed in this thread. When I try to join using the IP link, it just goes to the home page in game. Am I doing it wrong?
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Crimson on March 15, 2016, 06:52:47 PM
With Ark open, click on the IP link, then quickly alt-tab to Steam and join through the server list on that UI while repeatedly hitting scroll lock and page down on your keyboard.

That should do it.
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_JANE on March 16, 2016, 02:10:51 AM
I've been reading these threads and with all the posts about feeding dinos berries while someone's away, killing cave dinos to encourage dung beetles to return, and building an arena to watch dino fights, I'm not sure what's real and what they're just joking about about. Or maybe it's all real... :P

But seriously, if no one's playing, I might be able to get a refund from Steam still.
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Slim on March 16, 2016, 07:48:13 PM
:) haha everyone's playing, we just jump on when we can..Its all real based on mods :) connect with supergal, she has admin rights
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_supergal on March 21, 2016, 04:05:29 AM
I've been reading these threads and with all the posts about feeding dinos berries while someone's away, killing cave dinos to encourage dung beetles to return, and building an arena to watch dino fights, I'm not sure what's real and what they're just joking about about. Or maybe it's all real... :P

But seriously, if no one's playing, I might be able to get a refund from Steam still.
Haha, actually it's all real! :D If you need any help or are having trouble getting used to the server let me know. Sadly there are a lot of us who get on at different times. If you have any questions or suggestions let us know in this thread.
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_JANE on March 21, 2016, 10:39:18 AM
Thanks! I've tried a few times (once just now) and it's saying something about mismatched mods and updating stuff. I didn't know if I have to download something, or push a button somewhere... Crimson couldn't get in either, with the same error.
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Fuzzy on March 22, 2016, 10:25:14 PM
The mods on the server needed to be updated. I've updated them now, so you should be able to get in. :)
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_JANE on March 23, 2016, 06:34:04 PM
It works!

It levels up very quickly. I've earned the ability to create irrigation systems, but I'm still marveling over my own feces. In game I mean, not... Yeah. I feel like I spend a lot of time emptying my inventory. My literal inventory, that wasn't a poop reference. Although I do enjoy manually defecating. In game.

Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_JANE on March 26, 2016, 08:00:02 AM
Looks like the server needs another update ;D
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_Slim on March 26, 2016, 04:03:23 PM
Jane, if you are going to be active I am happy for you to have server login - Maybe vent..or I will PM
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_supergal on March 27, 2016, 05:10:15 PM
We just did another update, it was a big patch this week :D. I am gonna be doing a Goose Chase event soon, and be putting it on steam as well.
   So, instead of a goose, it will be a Giganotosaurus (or an alpha rex if I can get the code right :P) and if/when you hunt it down instead of a mouthful of feathers you will get some sweet prizes. So any ideas to add, or suggestions for the contest or the prizes?
Let me know.
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_supergal on March 27, 2016, 05:29:40 PM
Well, for the fourth or fifth time I have tried to help someone find our sever. And it's very hard to find. Unfortunatly, the solution still alludes me. I am not sure why some people have such a hard time finding it, but it's been happening a lot. So, one really big problem with this is that, even if people decide to come play on our server, they will likely give up unless they have someone helping them. Which means all the events and all the promotions in the world will not likely help our ARK population to rise.
   Has anyone got any ideas on how to fix this issue? It would be nice that if people searched for BFM, it would pop up on the server list like it should.
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_JANE on March 27, 2016, 08:21:57 PM
I went searching and also had trouble finding the game. It doesn't show up in the ARK server lobby even when it does appear in the My Survivors section after you've been in the server. It's also not found on Steam's server list for the game. I know it won't show up anywhere if the server needs to be updated, but that's not the issue tonight because I saw people in it and still couldn't find the server in a search.

I thought maybe the server was just ranked too low, but found some ranked lower than ours in both the ARK lobby and the Steam server list. Some googling found a lot of threads from when the game was first made available (June-ish) so probably most of it's not relevant anymore. There were a few posts mentioning the port a server uses, the only one I remember was 7777. I don't know anything about ports, but I saw a few servers using 7777, so it seems to still be valid.

arkservers.net finds the server pretty quickly and shows that there are more than 10,000 active unofficial servers going. The ARK lobby and the Steam list only pull about 5000, so we're definitely not the only ones having the problem. I just don't know how the others managed it... Frustrating!

http://arkservers.net/server/45.121.211.11:23325 is how I got into the server the first time. After that, it showed up in-game under My Survivors and Favorites (once I favorited it). Giving people that link may be the best way to get them in the server at the moment. On the menu screen for ARK, they can open Steam with SHIFT+TAB (by default), then opening the web browser and googling "arkservers bfm", then clicking on the IP.




Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_supergal on March 29, 2016, 01:28:38 AM
Thanks so much for that Jane! :D I will follow that up and see if it helps. If it does, I'll add the link to our steam thread. Wonderful help, thanks again! :)
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_supergal on March 31, 2016, 06:58:11 PM
Hey all. I have sped up the baby maturation a little. If you are raising a baby dino, let me know how the speed is for you. And please keep in mind that different species age at different speeds, so what is fast for a dodo, is mind numbingly slow for a bronto or a rex baby. Anyway, feel free to give me some feed back.
Title: Re: BFM ARK General
Post by: BFM_supergal on April 03, 2016, 05:10:03 PM
Hey I just realized, I have not posted a link anywhere on here for our server's Steam Forum Thread. If you play, I encourage you to check it out and maybe even subscribe, since it's where all our promotions get advertised and it's also what people see when they are searching the forums for a good server to join. Commenting on our server thread is encouraged, it keeps our server thread at the top of the advertised server listings, and a server that has comments from it's members is much more interesting to people looking for servers. If you have any suggesting for the thread, please share.

Here is the link.
https://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/10/490125103623182989/