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Community Crunch #92!

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.

Upcoming Volcano Changes (Xbox One/PS4)!

This is a reminder for our console Survivors that in the next console update, the volcano will be receiving an active remodeling which will delete everything in the vicinity outlined in the screenshot above. You are highly recommended to move out of the area immediately if you have not already done so.

Your ARK Story!

Workshop Wednesday: Issue #2

A few days ago Cedric posted another blog-style article based on the ARK Workshop, featuring information about making maps! The article features a brief interview with Damien, Environment Director, Navin, a Senior Producer, and the map makers from the Sponsored Mod Program. Check it out!

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 15th at 12PM 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… Kovko!

PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=705;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.770391;Mountains Frequency=14.015442;Mountains Slope=1.903598;MountainsHeight=1.090155;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=0.100809;RWBiomeSize=0.037082;MountainBiomeStart=-0.427505;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.579475;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=2.0;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;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

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!

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!

Pollti – Thieving bears caught by bees

Runners Up!

BlueDragon – Impaled

Wolf Angelus – Monsoon Season

F1r3fly – Raíña Queen of the Grove

BlueDragon – Teleport

FataL1ty – Strange Land

Honourable Mentions!

Mr Thunder – Rushing into the brave knight

TiMoAgE – TMC-Class ARK Destroyer Outside

FataL1ty – Ruby Forest

BlueDragon – TEK Sphere

Kovko – Pillars

BlueDragon – Another World

Roguewolf91 – Rise above

Wolf Angelus – Plantation Shoreline

TiMoAgE – TMC-Class ARK Control Terminal

BlueDragon – A new home

FataL1ty – I believe I can fly!

Kovko – Connected

FataL1ty – Imminent Cleansing

Kovko – Utopia

BlueDragon – The Gate

FataL1ty – Pahoehoe Island

AsH – Ascension Mystery

Mr Thunder – Bad Blood

Roguewolf91 – Late Night Snack

Mantikoa – Sunlight Views

Wolf Angelus – Plantation House

F1r3fly – All Hail Queen Raíña

GG Fizz – A Bugs Life

BlueDragon – Entrance

Mantikoa – Sunlight Views

Mr Thunder – Best Buddies

Norlinri – Ruins

GG Fizz – The Megatherium Attack

Kovko – Broken Bridge

Wolf Angelus – Plantation

AsH – Road to Ascension

StateofMynd42 – Impending Doom

Kovko – Two Worlds

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

Wolf Angelus – Plantation Center

Runners Up!

Kovko – Stream

BlueDragon – Top of the world

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – TEK Cave!

FataL1ty – Bone Hungry

Wolf Angelus – Plantation Day View

Roguewolf91 – Gone Spelunking

BlueDragon – Crystal Ice Cave

Wolf Angelus – Farm Day

FataL1ty – Don’t Look Back

Wolf Angelus – Farm Night

EXFIB0 – Bubbles

Wolf Angelus – Plantation Night

Kovko – Vacation

FataL1ty – Endor

EXFIB0 – Lavafall

BlueDragon – Terminal

EXFIB0 – Volcano

FataL1ty – Subtle Greens!

BlueDragon – Into the depths

Freeform!

Winners!

F1r3fly – Troo Colours

Cheb – Out from the depths

Runner Ups!

Valoule – Mario kARK

Kana – Charlie the Unicorn

Starwolf23 – Magical Liopleurodon!

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus – ARK Rangers – Dino Thunder

Mantikoa – Acceptable

EXFIB0 – Neon

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 92 is…

Ark Survival Evolved Cartoon – Tek Tier by Green Man Cartoons!

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

HAPPY CAMPERS! – ARK Cinematic Skits by Lame Wolf Productions!

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 92 are…

Mario KARK (Delfino square) by Valoule!

Mario KARK (Delfino square)

… and Spongebob 3D Sculpture & Base by Wolf Angelus!

We would also like to announce two runners up this week as well!

ARK PYRAMID BUILD! EGYPTIAN THEMED TOWN! by TagBackTV!

…and Empire State Building by Kogadins!

Fan Feature!

WOODEN HANGING BRIDGE MOD – ARK: Survival Evolved by VIRTUAL REALMS

Hope Ark Evolved Map – The Journey Part 1 by vwcamper 

ARK How to Build a Gazebo :: Building Guide :: Gazebo Building on ARK Survival Evolved by SWChris

Ark Dragonsreach! (Skyrim)- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 7 by RYANT1UM

Ground Zero [IronMine Ragnarok] [1] by MonkeyMan

EQUUS RACE TRACK BUILD🐴 | ARK Survival Evolved [S3 EP29] by The AxeMan

NEW SORNA REX, GIANT VIPER KILLS TITANO WITH POISON & DINO HAIR ( Gameplay ) by Anthomnia

Polynesian Fishing Hut Ark Tutorial :: Building Guide :: House on Pillars by SWChris

Serious Farming [Madagascar Evolved Survival Plus] [17] by MonkeyMan

ARK: Vanilla KILLING THE HARD BROODMOTHER, UNLOCKING TEK ENGRAMS, AND SLAYING THE CHITEN CAVE by Myndmelt

ARK DON’T BRING A QUETZAL WHEN TAMING GIANT BEES! w/THE AXEMAN! HOW TO TAME GIANT BEES AND GET HONEY by Myndmelt

Ark Survival Evolved – The bribe (PART 56) by GeeKy gAMer no.1

Ark Survival Evolved – Big fish ( PART 57) by GeeKy gAMer no.1

Ark Survival Evolved Equus Taming Xbox One + PS4 by SteadyTeddy

Ark Leedsichthys Raft Defence??? by SteadyTeddy

Ark How To Solo Tame Quetzal Xbox One + PS4 After Flyer Nerf by SteadyTeddy

ARK:Survival Evolved Building w/ Fizz :: Swamp Base Build (No Mods) by GG Fizz

COLONIAL STYLE HOUSING!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 29 by RYANT1UM

Ark Survival Evolved Top 5 Quetzal Replacements (Flyer Nerf) by Jade Plays Games 

HOW TO BUILD A TEK TIER UNDERWATER BASE – FIRST LOOK by Jade Plays Games

TOP 5 BEGINNER TAMES | ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by The AxeMan 

Ark Power Leveling 1 – 70 in 15 Minuets Xbox One + PS4 by SteadyTeddy

Ark: How To Rek The Alpha Tribe by C8sun

ARK Quetz Docking Platform and Air Base! :: ARK Building Evolved :: ARK Creative Building by SWChris

ARK Dev Kit Sneak Peek | First look at Megatherium (Giant Sloth) by GG Fizz

ARK How To Use And Spawn TEK TIER TELEPORTER by Jade Plays Games

Unicorn of Scotland by Lady Volts

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=916934551

Liquid Freeze by Lady Volts

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=915216254

Kaprosuchus vs compy by Akhoris

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=923047501

I find a egg! A big egg! by Akhoris

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=917815106

Valkyrie by Violet

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=921658544

swamp creature (3) by iguana12345678

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=923721671

terror bird by iguana12345678

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=918495122

Grey Bird by Chilly Wolf (Varn)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=916862177

Desert Camo Moschops by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=919109693

Snow Camo Moschops by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=919107611

Forest Camo Moschops by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=919107053

Sap Moschops by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=916709789

Rare Mushroom Moschops by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=916709071

Rare Flower Moschops by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=916708422

Prime Meat Moschops by Sharkcat

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=916707580

Tapejara Warpaint by Dejvik

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=918759708

Sarco got a new painjob too by Dejvik

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=918760031

T-Rexes Warpaint by Dejvik

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=918568242

Scorched Earth – New Update! custom ressource map by Exhumed

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=924296583

Mama Naco’s floating home

Glow-Worm Dossier! by Scarecrow

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=922016409

Cricetinae Dossier (FAN-MADE) by Marc Munyeesa

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=921990270

Indominus Rex Dossier (My Version) by KeyKey

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=921194963

Elasmosaurus Dossier by KeyKey

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=920905277

Titan Cockroach Dossier by Mega

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=920434818

Utyrannus Dossier (Fantasy Dino) by KeyKey

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=920409224

Eotriceratops Dossier by Mega

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=919474539

Ouranosaurus Dossier by Mega

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=917577980

That’s it for this post guys!

Much love,
Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team

:Jerblove:

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