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PAX West, Structures Update, Naughty or Nice & Community Crunch #60!

Hello Survivors,

Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch!

ARK at PAX West


The ARK Team, the #PAXRex, and its new gigantic friend will be making their appearance on September the 2nd at the Washington State Convention Center for PAX West 2016! We’ve got something very special planned and cannot wait to share it with you, of course the event will be streamed live from the booth on www.twitch.tv/survivetheark where the mysteries will begin to unravel! This will be something that no Survivor will want to miss ;).


Pillar & Lone Foundation Update

Earlier this week, we made a pretty big change to how pillars were functioning in regards to resource spawning in order to tackle a longstanding issue. Following the feedback from the community and some further roundtables, we’ve decided to make the following changes:

First of all, we’ll be reverting the change which causes Pillars to prevent resources from respawning. They will now function how they did prior to the latest update.
When this update is deployed, lone pillars and lone foundations on both PvE and PvP servers will be wiped.
Going forward, both lone pillars and lone foundations will be placed on special timer where they will be destroyed after a short period of time, it can vary based on the material of the structure.
Shortly ORP servers will be receiving the no build volumes around critical resource areas on the map. This change will go active and any structures that currently exist in those zones will be removed five days from now.

As many players can agree, pillar spam has been a large problem especially with our PvE servers. The use of single pillars has been used as a way of claiming land and preventing people from building, which was never part of their intended mechanics. They are meant to be used to build bases and structures, full stop. We have chosen to be aggressive in the management and removal of pillars in hopes to limit the amount of griefing in a way that we feel will be best for the overall community and management of our official servers.

We’re hoping this will help improve some of the issues that we face with the spam of both pillars and foundations, we’ll be monitoring to see the effects of our changes and as well as take note of your feedback to see how we can make the situation better going forward.

Naughty or Nice is coming to town!


The special SotF Gamemode known as Naughty or Nice will be making its official return as a new Total Conversion on Saturday September the 17th at 11AM EST!

We will be hosting a special charity event where survivors will be put to the test in an all out 100 versus 100 battle over the course of 2 and a half hours. The survivors invited to attend the event will feature some of the best SotF players around, winners of previous events, the finalists who competed at ChinaJoy, as well as your favourite streamers, content creators and developers!

The winning team will be awarded 100$ Steam Gift Cards and an equal donation will also be made to Charity. It’ll be a truly special elimination battle, so be sure to tune into the live event at www.twitch.tv/survivetheark casted by none other than typeForced! ;)

Community Contests!


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!

And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 60 is…

Wolf Angelus and their Moonscar Plantation!

Excellent choice in music ahha and an absolutely gorgeous entry :)!

We’d also like to congratulate the following survivors as runner ups for the contest, fantastic work everyone!

Valoule and their Ghostbuster HQ!


Full Album: http://imgur.com/a/3Vibp

FataL1ty and their stARK House Sigil!


Full Album: http://imgur.com/a/lhfFa


This contest is open for 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 60 is…

Nakedzombo’s ARK Cinematic:


We’d also like to congratulate the following survivors as runner ups for the contest!

Lame Wolf Productions:



Master Bait Shop Commercial Spoof

Fan Feature!

Littleaipom’s Comic!

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=740975725

Guardian of the Seas by Pepezilla


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=742717762

Dino Sketches by waternebula



Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=738498370

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=740384904

Sharkcat’s Latest and Greatest Creature Skins!

Roadrunner Gallimimus


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=742610702

Hotrod Quetz


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=739821371

Killer Chicken


Bald Eagle


Sam’s Raptor and Rex by dinosaurman4


Lucy, Slow Down!!! By hamsterbluebow

1470590753_lucy, slow down!!! (bg)

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=739444944

Direwolf Silhouette by DaEndGame


Spot the ARK by Lusaka6


Fanmade Dossier: Pseudaelurus by Shadlos

1470934105_Pseudaelurus Dossier

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=741804016

Fanmade Dossier: Charonosaurus by Shadlos

1470934046_Charonosaurus Dossier

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=741803276

Fanmade Dossier: Bramatherium by Shadlos

1470933847_Bramatherium Dossier

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=741802777

Fanmade Dossier: Astalos by Shadlos

1470437725_Astalos Dossier

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=738367069

ARK BESTIARY – PELAGORNIS by ranger1presents

Monkeypuzzle’s ARK Advanced [Mod] Tutorial!

GTJack3d’s Hidden Lake Base!

King of the Swamp by Squidge Meister!

Journey into Evil by GramOfMayo!

MrWhitehearth’s Raft Tutorial!

Digest & Workshop Spotlight

Unfortunately we won’t posting a Digest today or have a workshop spotlight – I know, we suck – we’re sorry! The upcoming patch, Primitive Plus for Xbox One, PAX plans, as well as regular development on both PC and Console has demanded quite a lot of our time and is keeping everyone as busy as bees. When we’ve managed to get things cleared up some more, we will be bringing back these sections of the Crunch! Hopefully we’ll be in a better place to do one next week :)

And don’t worry, we’ll make up for it – we’ll have something special for you guys coming out on Monday :D

And that’s it for this post guys!


All the best,

Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team!

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