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ARK at E3 & Community Crunch #95!

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! Let’s get started with some news.

ARK at E3!

The ARK fun at this years E3 begins on Sunday, the 11th of June. We will be revealing some very exciting updates about ARK! You’ll be able to tune in and catch all the details below:

On Sunday, June 11th, at 6pm PST Jesse Rapczak will be on ‘YouTube Live at E3 in 4K Ultra HD, Hosted by Geoff Keighley‘. You can watch it live on the official E3 YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/e3

On Monday, June 12th, Jesse Rapczak will be on ‘Twitch E3 Day Zero Show’ at 12pm PST. You can watch it live on the official Twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/twitch

On Wednesday, June 14th, Cedric Burkes will be on the ‘Xbox Daily Show’ at 1pm PST. Once we’ve got a URL, we’ll be sharing it ;)

So tune in, check out our latest news and enjoy the show!

Upcoming Price Changes!

This coming Monday (June 12th), the console version of ARK: Survival Evolved will see an increase in price, and on July 7th, the PC version of ARK: Survival Evolved will also the see an increase.

We’ll be providing further information on the reason for these changes after the live stream on Monday at E3, so be sure to tune in! If you or a friend still have ARK on your wishlist, you’ll want to purchase it before the price changes!

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 Monday the 12th of June at 3PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

1.5x Harvesting Rate
1.5x Taming Rate
1.5x EXP Rate

Reminder: this 1.5x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers!

Community Contests!

Player Procedurally Generated Maps!

The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let’s check out the entries for this weeks contest! This week’s contest winner is… Wolf Angelus!

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PGMapName=ProcdeuralARK20170526124623
PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=8675309;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.259775;Mountains Frequency=13.943296;Mountains Slope=2.051149;MountainsHeight=1.096463;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.350026;RWBiomeSize=0.248695;MountainBiomeStart=-0.65239;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.600038;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.257;MountainGrassDensity=0.052;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.0027;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.15;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.12;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.015;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)
PGLastPreset=0
PGFavorites=UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;
PGLastUsedSettings_v2=MapSeed=8675309;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.259775;Mountains Frequency=13.943296;Mountains Slope=2.051149;MountainsHeight=1.096463;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.350026;RWBiomeSize=0.248695;MountainBiomeStart=-0.65239;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.600038;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.257;MountainGrassDensity=0.052;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.0027;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.15;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.12;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.015;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)

For those wanting to make their own PGM, here’s a quick start guide, as well as a very informative video from ThickFreedom!

NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

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!

You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes

Super Resolution!

Winner!

AsH – Me and My Puppy

Runners-up!

AsH – Wrong Turn

Mr. Thunder – Happytherium

Honourable Mentions!

roguewolf91 – A Bite Before Bed (Olympus Preview)

FataL1ty – Faceoff

AsH – Mountain Training

AsH – Battle Cry

FataL1ty – For Toussaint!

FataL1ty – Miss

FataL1ty – Morning Swim

FataL1ty – Photo Development Error

FataL1ty – Taking Aim

GG Fizz – Volcanic Tek Base Font View

GG Fizz – Volcanic Tek Base Wyvern Attack

Jamie Weaver – The beast has awakens!

Mr. Thunder – Expedition gone wrong pt.2

Mr. Thunder – Mom, I think I found something

Mr. Thunder – The cave dweller

Mr.Thunder – Expedition gone wrong

Nellkay – Medieval Village

Nellkay – Medieval Village 2

Norlinri – Gotcha!

Norlinri – Patrolling

Norlinri – We’re similar

Valoule – A long road

Wolf Angelus – Sea-Port Side View

Wolf Angelus – Sea-Port Side View Night

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

Wolf Angelus – Castle Overlook

Runner Up!

EXFIB0 – Morning View

Honourable Mentions!

FataL1ty – Field of Slaughter

roguewolf91 – Sunrise Over Mount Athos (Olympus Preview)

Wolf Angelus – Living Quarters Night

Wolf Angelus – Sea-Port Parking

Freeform!

Winner!

Valoule – Hakuna MatatARK

Honourable Mentions!

Cheb – Release The Kraken

Mr. Thunder – Chillaxing on the desert

Nellkay – Park – Panoramic 360

Wolf Angelus – Golems Have Feelings Too! Huge Comic Strip

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 95 is…

VEHICULAR SNOBBERY! – ARK Skits by LameWolfProductions

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 ARKitects for Community Crunch 95 is…

Happy Anniversary Cake by Lusaka6!

and…

ARK Survival: The Mystery Machine (Retro Version) (Base & Functioning Lights) by Wolf Angelus!

Fan Feature!

The Journey Of Ark 2015-2017! (100k Thanks) – Ark:Survival Evolved by HOD

ARK:Survival Evolved Building w/ Fizz :: Dwarven Mining Outpost (No Mods)!! by GG Fizz

ARK:Survival Evolved Building w/ Fizz :: Volcanic Tek Base (No Mods)!! by GG Fizz

ARK Survival Evolved – Deep Ocean Tek Base and Cloning Facility by The Lime Inc.

HOW TO BUILD UNDERWATER WITH (S+) in ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED by ranger1presents

NEW MANSION BUILD!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 34 by TheCouchPotatoYT

COLONIAL STYLE HOUSING!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 29 by TheCouchPotatoYT

S4 House Timelapse! by Randomperson

EASY BROODMOTHER | Unofficial Server by GP

Four Kingdoms RP: Join our server! by SirShade

ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED – Le Temple de la Carapace d’Acier – EP 2 by Krimssone

ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED – Arkommando – EP 1 by Krimssone

A To Z Of Ark Survival Evolved – I Is For ISLAND – Definitive Guide To Ark by JadePlaysGames

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by JadePlaysGames

NSFW ARK DRUNKEN MOTORBOAT SAILING AND A POO START #1 – UPDATE 258 by JadePlaysGames

Ark survival evolved – Taming Bad by GeeKy gAMer no1 & gOOgly Owl

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

Dinopera by Valoule

Nitrin by Dead Nitr0th3Edg3l0rd

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=943263239

Simba & Nala from The Lion King by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=943319487

Snow Leopard Thylacoleo by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=939689901

Desert Leopard Thylacoleo by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=939692047

That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Wildcard Jat, Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team

:Jerblove:

 

 

 

 

 

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