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Happy Holidays: Community Crunch #113!

Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, Survivors!

As this year draws to a close, we’re going to end off 2017 with a little holiday-themed event! Though smaller than our previous Winter events, we hope Survivors enjoy their holiday time on the ARK. Survivors will experience Santa’s Elves inhabiting the ARKs, spreading joy to all those who tame them.

This holiday-themed event brings the following changes to the ARKs (available on the holidayevent branch for dedicated servers):

– One-time Wild Dino respawn
– 5% chance of new wild creatures being Xmas coloured
– 50% chance of white-coloured Dire Bears
– All hat-wearing wild dinos are wearing Santa hats and Megaloceros have been replaced with Reindeer
– 12 AM through to 5 AM provides a temporary buff to live connected players which boosts loot crate quality by 40% (over base values, 15% over LioMagic values), drops more loot, and adds more cosmetics to loot crate drops.

Be sure to send us all your holiday-themed screenshots, videos, and artwork as we’d love to see them!

The event will begin at 12 PM ET on Saturday the 23rd of December and runs until 12 PM ET on Sunday the 1st of January.

ARK Winter Sale!

Happy Holidays Everyone! For those who’ve yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a huge host of discounts across various platforms and regions with the Winter Sale! The discounts and sale length may vary so please continue reading for further sales information!

ARK will be participating in this year’s Steam Winter Sale! It runs from now through the holiday until the 4th of January!

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer’s Edition

ARK: Season Pass

ARK: Scorched Earth

ARK will be participating in this year’s PlayStation 4  Winter Sale! Discounts may vary based on region, so please double check to ensure you can get it in time!

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Explorer’s Edition

ARK: Season pass

ARK: Scorched Earth

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!

Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It’s already live now and will remain active until Tuesday the 26th of December at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate

Community Contests!

NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html

ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel — a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots.  Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset.

Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog.

Now let’s get to the contest!

There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following:

Three Categories

Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key.

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution,  in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display.

Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category!

And now without further ado, here are your entries!

Super Resolution!

Winner!

Christopher Warburton – A world on fire

Runners-up!

Ego – Soaring flight

Joe Lally – Mystery

EXFIB0 – Life

Honourable Mentions!

Pollti – Sunken Obelisk

BlueDragon – Faceoff

BlueDragon – Fight or Flight

BlueDragon – In the darkness there is light

BlueDragon – Light it up

BlueDragon – Lost

BlueDragon – The edge of death

BlueDragon – When titans collide

Christopher Warburton – Peaceful Luminocity

Christopher Warburton – Screech

Ego – Encounter

Ego – Flow of spirits

Ego – Friends

Ego – Light under the earth

Ego – My little aberrant wizard

EXFIB0 – Rock Drake

GamerPerfection – A Survivors Best Friend Lights Up Your Life

GamerPerfection – Ready To Explore Aberration

GamerPerfection – Ready To Explore Aberration

Joe Lally – Glowing

PatrickPlays122 – Burning Memories

PatrickPlays122 – Evolution

PatrickPlays122 – When Worlds Collide

Pollti – Aberrant Iguanodon

Pollti – Alpha Basilisk & Lystro

Pollti – Bulbdog

Pollti – Rock Drake

Pollti – Shinehorn

Pollti – The Fallen Nexus

Pollti – The Portal

roguewolf91 – Flight of the Glowbug

StateofMynd42 – Glowtail

StateofMynd42 – Mushroom Hill

StateofMynd42 – Uh Oh

Vakarian – Attack!

Vakarian – Flight in a sandstorm

Vakarian – Hold on!!!

Vakarian – The early dragon catches the wrum

Valoule – Abberation Forrest

Valoule – BARKman Training

Wolf Angelus – Cavern Forests

Wolf Angelus – Eternal Sonata

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

BlueDragon – Illuminating

Runners-up!

Vakarian – My first Flight

EXFIB0 – Leaves

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Poison grin

BlueDragon – Glowing springs

EXFIB0 – Pink Paradise

roguewolf91 – Subterranean Serenity

StateofMynd42 – The Hunted

Vakarian – Dragons on Center

Vakarian – Ups

Vakarian – Welcome on Aberration

Valoule – Flower

Wolf Angelus – Aberrant Waters

Wolf Angelus – Divine Judgement

Wolf Angelus – Land of New Beginnings

Wolf Angelus – Mystical Biomes

Wolf Angelus – Netherworld

Wolf Angelus – Tides of Time

Freeform!

Winner!

Wolf Angelus – Happy Aberrant Holidays!

Runners-up!

Valoule – SnARKpchat

Honorable Mentions!

Milkshake – Hidden Gems

Milkshake – Beautiful Blue

Morgengrau – Show me the way

Morgengrau – Unknown Paths

TiiaAurora – Just a normal day on Aberration

Valoule – SnARKpchat

ARKVideo!

This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children!

And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 113 is…

THIS IS ABERRATION | ARK: Survival Evolved | Epic Cinematic by MAVE!

and we’d also like to announce a runner-up…

HOMES IN HELL! BEST SPOTS ON ABERRATION! – ARK Cinematic Skits by Lame Wolf!

ARKitect!

This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more!

The ARKitect for Community Crunch 113 is…

ARK Survival: ARK Advent Calendar – 2017 Holiday Special by Wolf Angelus!

and we’d also like to announce two runners-up…

Fly’s Base Tours: The Spire on Stegoland by Flydive!

Scorched Colosseum, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias

If you’d like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:

Fan Feature!

Ark Survival Evolved Holiday Tour of Homes by Zadira

CHRISTMAS IS HERE ⛄️ GINGER BREAD HOUSE, SANTA GIFTS, SNOW EVERYWHERE!! | ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by AxeMan

Crazy Dino Mike’s Used Dino Lot: Turkey Day by Tageon

Ark Survival Evolved Christmas tree build on Ragnarok by Tlc138!

DragonFalls by Dragonarcwar!

The Pagoda – ARK Build Showcase by AwflGaming

LEVEL 2 BILLION UNKILLABLE BEAST – ARK Skits by Lame Wolf!

THE GREAT FALLS RESIDENCE!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 54 by RYANT1UMOfficial!

THE CLIFFTOP ESTATE WINERY!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 55 by RYANT1UMOfficial!

Ark Skit – Dimetrodon by Lusaka6

Ark survival evolved – Aberration by GeeKy gAMer no1 & gOOgly Owl

Trilobite Taming by MonkeyManTV

ARK ABERRATION: Roll Rat Taming EASY and FAST (GUIDE/TUTORIAL) by TiiaAurora

UKARKSERVER | PVE ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED XBOX SERVER by RaMarcus

Doghouse ! For the Reaper queen by Valoule

The Redwoods Ole’Village Market by Milkshake

Watercolor Yuty by Milkshake

Christmas raptor on it’s way to steal your presents by mateaperic51

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1235379644

Bulbdog Derp Color by Ivymaire

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1237533041

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1238168308

Spotted Prey by Nikout

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1238083364

Santa Ravager by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239534272

Suprannotitan by milokamilo

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239534272

Suprannotitan by milokamilo

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1236558279

Update for upcoming mod; Brachiosaurus and lore! by Kaprodonychus

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239029975

That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard

 

 

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