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Community Crunch #119 & Raptor TLC!

Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch, now on Mondays! :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!

TLC Phase 2 Preview – Raptor!

Last week we showed you a preview of the updated Sarcosuchus coming in TLC 2 next month. Today we have another special treat to share: the Raptor!

The Raptor is one of the most iconic creatures in ARK. Our goal with the Raptor is to keep it an essential early game tame and retain its usefulness to low level or new Survivors for traversing and battling on the ARK. The Raptor will continue to be an excellent scouting dino with its quick speed and high mobility, however it will now also receive a small pack bonus! The Pack Leader will be able to do a special vocalization that increases the packs damage resistance, movement speed, and attack speed for 15 seconds with a 45 second cooldown. This will allow a group of Raptors to stalk and pursue quick targets and quickly take them down.

The Raptor will also have a pounce ability that allows it to jump and pin down players and smaller creatures. Once pounced upon, the Raptor can use its bite attack to quickly kill its prey. Survivors on foot better be on the lookout for Raptors that may be stalking them through the trees!

The Great Migration #2!

In case you missed it among our action-packed announcement post last week, we will be off-lining some additional Legacy servers on March 9th. If you are a player on the Official Legacy Server Network please read the full post at the link below for more information as well as a list of which Legacy servers are being taken down permanently.

Midweek Madness Sale!

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:

Four Categories

*NEW* Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA’s new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute.

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!



Blue Dragon – The next generation


Wolf Amaterasu – ARK Chaos Evolved

StateofMynd42 – WolfLove

Honourable Mentions!

Valoule – Grilled sheep

Ego – Well, now we’re talking

Blue Dragon – Nom nom nom

Blue Dragon – Hello Aberrent World

Ego – The strength of the wolf is the pack

Supertoto – Last Hope

StateofMynd42 – Smiling Wolf

roguewolf91 – Morning Pursuit

GP – The Wilderness

F1r3fly – Love is Blind (but the neighbors ain’t)(Love Filter)

Ego – Scary night

Ego – Need more monkeys!

Ego – Little brothers

Ego – It’s need to swim faster!

Blue Dragon – Valentine’s Day

Blue Dragon – Sliding to a new world

Blue Dragon – Protective mother

Wolf Amaterasu – Burning Crusade

Super Resolution!


roguewolf91 – A Couple that Hunts Together Stays Together


Blue Dragon – Forbidden Love

Honourable Mentions!

Valoule – Find the egg

GP – Hail The Pack Leader

Blue Dragon – Mothers love

Blue Dragon – The assist

Blue Dragon – Jackpot!

Blue Dragon – Fire vs Rock

Wolf Amaterasu – Cute Direwolves

GP – Trapped

F1r3fly – Love is Blind (but the neighbors ain’t)

Blue Dragon – Rex Battle

Blue Dragon – Fearless wolf

AsH – Roar in the Storm

AsH – Pack Hunting

AsH – Protecting the Baby

AsH – Ape Riders

Wolf Amaterasu – Lone Wolf

Wolf Amaterasu – Going Fishing with Mommy

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Wolf Amaterasu – Rocky Formations

Runners up!

Blue Dragon – In the Center

roguewolf91 – Downpour

Honourable Mentions!

Blue Dragon – Lighthouse overlook

Wolf Amaterasu – Divided Land

Valoule – Surrounded

Blue Dragon – Overflow

Wolf Amaterasu – Stream

GP – Aberrant Stream



Ego – Valentine’s Day


Valoule – Valentine’s day

Honourable Mentions!

GP – The Dodo That Stole The Pouch

Morgengrau – New friends

Morgengrau – The Lonely Wolf

Morgengrau – Valentine Ark

Wolf Amaterasu – Winnie the Pooh

F1r3fly – Rusty Stafford, Emilia’s Valentine


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 119 is…



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 119 is… a tie!

Desert Trader Titanosaur base by ThePilgrim!


Desert Villa Refurb by AaronLongstaff!

We would also like to announce a runner up this week…

Gift for Valentine’s Day by Valoule!

Fan Feature!

ARK Valentine’s Build – Heart Island & Tunnel of Love Ride by Wolf Angelus

Ark—Double Ship Build. No Mods by Tlc138

GP – Creative Mode: Everything You Need To Know


Ark Server Configuration Tutorial: Ep. 2 Engrams by ArkPS4

ARK: Planet of The Apes PVP Server Trailer by ShipWrekt

HAVE YOUR OWN FLOATING ISLAND!! THIS MOD IS AWESOME! Ark: [Cinematic Experience] NEW!! by SmileB4DEATH_YouTuber_71K

Sleeping gOOgly – GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl


Tree House How To Build by AaronLongstaff

PC Official PVP: Hydra Mainbase Tour – Pre 100 Turret Patch by AFDR

Sleeping Giganotosaurus by Albina Diamond


Dragon by 드찌/어찌


Manti core by 드찌/어찌


Ptera TLC ideas. by Nemo


DragonArk by RedDragon23


Fanmade Dossier:Deilos by Soviet DodoRupter666


Yet another Terror Bird..;} by milokamilo


ALPHA 06 by milokamilo


Valentine Dire Bear by Sharkcat


Forest Camo Dire Bear by Sharkcat


Teddy Dire Bear by Sharkcat


Jungle Mantis by Sharkcat


Farmer Mantis by Sharkcat


Dossier: Sperm Whale by Scanova the Carnotaurus


Dossier: Giant Jaguar by Scanova the Carnotaurus


Dossier: Acrocanthosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus

That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard



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