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Community Crunch #96!

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.

Pre-Orders and Limited Collector’s Edition!

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!

Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special extended Evolution Event for the release of Ragnarok! It’s already live now and will remain active until Monday the 19th 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!

Sponsored Mod Program Update!

When we initiated the Sponsored Mod Program, we hoped to bring more free content to console and PC players alike.  We understand how important modding is to the gaming community and the overall health of a game.  The history of modding in game development goes back to the 1980’s and the first development kit for modding, The Boulder Dash Construction Kit, was released around the same time.  While modding has always been popular, some see modders as the unsung heroes of video game development.  Recognition for modding and the modders who create content for the game in the past has mostly been few and far between.  That’s why it’s exciting to release content, like Ragnarok, so content creators are recognized and valued for their efforts.

The Ragnarok team has handled the transition from sponsored mod to official content like pros!  There’s an added expectation and increased pressure when you become official content for the game.  Not to mention, getting a PC mod optimized and running on a console is no easy feat.  Collaboration between professional developers and hobbyist is something the gaming industry could benefit from in this day and age.  This partnership will often increase the overall quality of mods which, in turn, helps the developers as well.  When game developers support high-quality mods for a game, it means there is no loser.  The modders win, the consumers win, and the developers win.  I know the Ragnarok team is excited with this recent launch and we look forward to bringing you more content in the future!

Speaking of new content, we’ve found another talented modder that we are looking forward to bringing into the Sponsored Mod Program.  Many of you may know Impulse, a seasoned modder for ARK.  Even if you don’t know him, you may be using a mod he’s an author of.  Ever heard of the Capitalism series of mods?  If not, you should go check it out!  The Capitalism series is a collection of mods that adds a currency system, among other things.  You can then use that currency to do a host of things like offer bounties for players or complete trades.

More recently, Impulse has surprised us all with his latest mod, PG Role Selector.  This mod allows admins to configure roles which restrict players to a specific set of engrams.  We see this being particularly popular with the ARK roleplay community.

Be sure to look out for Workshop Wednesday, where I’ll be sharing more of the things that are going on behind the scenes of the Sponsored Mod Program.  Until then!

– Wildcard Ced

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… roguewolf!

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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!

Winners!

Blue Dragon – Aerial Assault

Ego – Frost&Fire

Runners Up!

Blue Dragon – The hatchling

Pollti – Flyer Fight 8x

FataL1ty – Explorer

Honourable Mentions!

roguewolf91 – More than it Seems

Joe Lally – Griffin at its finest

Jamie Weaver – Discovering new worlds

Dark Vaolor – Goodbye my Trike

Wolf Angelus – Medieval Fantasy

Blue Dragon – Waterfall Dive

Blue Dragon – Look behind you

Blue Dragon – Live together, die alone

Blue Dragon – Evening Flight

Blue Dragon – Something new

Blue Dragon – Nightlights

Blue Dragon – Goodnight

Blue Dragon – Bottom of the food chain

Blue Dragon – Enter the Griffin

Blue Dragon – Bubbles

Wolf Angelus – Parasaur Adventures 2

Wolf Angelus – Cold Dawn

Wolf Angelus – Attack

FataL1ty – View

FataL1ty – Caged

FataL1ty – Mistakes Were Made

FataL1ty – In Awe

FataL1ty – Fishing

FataL1ty – Death From Above

FataL1ty – Brave

Ego – Dragon Eyes

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

roguewolf91 – Phoenix Rising

Honourable Mentions!

FataL1ty – Picture Perfect

Blue Dragon – Swoop

Dark Valor – Goodbye my Trike

Wolf Angelus – Fantasy Viewpoint

FataL1ty – Take a minute

FataL1ty – Caged

Freeform!

Winner!

Kana – I leave it in your hands

Runner Up!

Jamie Weaver – ships in the sunrise

Joe Lally – Dino Puns

Honourable Mentions!

Kana – Selfie bombing

Dark Valor – Ark Carnage Arm Wrestling

Morgengrau – Rivalry

Wolf Angelus – Advancements of ARK – Tribute to ARK 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 96 is…

ARK:Survival Evolved Building w/ Fizz :: Season 5 Community Hub Bar & Grill Modded by GG Fizz!

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 96 is…

The Jelly Spotters’ Jousting Arena! by DoctorEnema!

The Jelly Spotters’ Jousting Arena!

We’d also like to announce two runners up for their equally amazing builds!

Classic Donkey Kong Arcade (Stages 1-3) by Wolf Angelus

and…

Roman Temple by Valoule

Fan Feature!

Ark: Wild Survival (Trailer Re-Cut) by Act Ichi Ni San

ECO’S TERRARIUMS UPDATE by ranger1presents

CASTLE RUINS WITH HIDDEN CAVE | ARK RAGNAROK [EP2] by AxeMan

ARK:Survival Evolved Building w/ Fizz :: Log Cabin Modded by GG Fizz

ARK: Massive Boat build [Modded] by Voidmaster

RIVERSIDE CASTLE!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 35 by TheCouchPotatoYT

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

THE TOWER BRIDGE BUILD!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 26 by TheCouchPotatoYT

BETA BROODMOTHER | Unofficial Server | ARK Survival Evolved by GP

THE MELTED CHEESE Server! Ragnarok – Ep1 Season 1 Part 1 – A New Start by Myndmelt

Ragnarok Official by MissVoltz†

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=948692391

Aruna by @RuqieSaurfang

Xbox Paintings by @TheBearClawz

ARK Dino in real life? by @ARKPlayer_de

Pelecanimimus dino-dossier by Xyphias

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=948071234

Diprotodon dino-dossier by Xyphias

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=948070039

Yi qi dino-dossier by Xyphias

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=948049740

Hydrodamalis dino-dossier by Xyphias

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=947969858

Anomalocaris dino-dossier by Xyphias

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=947969541

Cryolophosaurus dino-dossier by Xyphias

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=947968250

Inostrancevia dino-dossier by Xyphias

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=947969018

Onchopristis dino-dossier Xyphias

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=948036809

That’s it for this post guys!

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

:Jerblove:

 

 

 

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