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Community Crunch #65, Events, Survivors League, & Primitive+ Dev Blog!

Hello Survivors,

Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch!

ARK: Evolution Event PART TWO!


After the massive feedback we received in support of Evolution Events, we’ve decided to run another! And it’s live NOW!

Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses:

2x Harvesting Rate

2x Taming Rate

2x EXP Rate

So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! We’re considering running these fairly frequently, perhaps every weekend or every other weekend – with some variation of course. Please continue giving us your feedback and let us know what other Evolution Events you’d like to see! :) How about some Harvest Famine? :P

ARK: SotF – September Survivor League Championship!


The ARK: Survival of the Fittest September Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, 8th of October, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners!

The Survivors who have qualified for the event are listed here:


The championship games will be shout casted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel:


To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious!

Hope we have an awesome Championship and get to see some great games!

ARK: SotF – Naughty or Nice!


The special SotF Gamemode known as Naughty or Nice made its official return as a new Total Conversion last Saturday!

We put the best survivors to the test in an epic 100 versus 100 battle over the course of 2 and a half hours.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch the game, you can do so here and check out the awesome finale:


As for how the game ended…


Congratulations to Team Naughty, what a turnaround it was! As this was a charity event, Studio Wildcard will be donating a total of $10,000 to five charities selected by the winners. The winning team will also be awarded 100$ Steam Gift Cards for their efforts [and they’re on the way, just waiting for Valve’s delivery ;)].


It’s now available as a Public Total Conversion, so check it out here!


ARK Imzy Community!

Say hello to the Imzysaurus!


Epic-fanmade content created by ARK Imzy Community member domtheduck

Imzy is a relatively new social platform made for Communities and pretty much since it’s inception we’ve had a growing ARK Community there! Just like any other of our social platforms (Reddit, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube) by actively encouraging discussion and hosting contests! It’s a great place to meet other ARK players, for content creators and they promote really strong Community Values!

If you’d like to join the ARK Imzy, just head over to www.imzy.com/ark where you can request an invite to our verified group! The invites get distributed VERY fast, so don’t worry! We’ll be working alongside a familiar face, MisterWoodhouse, Imzy’s Gaming Community Manager, who some of you may know as one of our main moderators on the PlayARK Subreddit. He’s run a lot of community sites, subs, hosted a lot of community nights and is an overall great dude!


Epic-fanmade content created by ARK Imzy Community member LastGon!

Cross ARK Clusters!

A new server has been revealed, this one is everyone’s favourite.. server ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ machine, the Cross ARK Cluster!


Haha, yes it’s the same thing! These servers were taken pretty well by our player base so we’ve decided to launch some on console too! Xbox Survivors can now get involved in the fun and check out the following servers:







And if you’re a PC player who missed out on the last announcement, worry not – you can still join up and try out these special servers, which function differently to the regular Official Servers on the ARK Network as they permit complete transferring; of Items, Tames, and Survivors through all 3 maps;

NA-CrossARKCluster1-Scorched Earth



And we’ve also launched some special 100-player servers that feature the Cross ARK Cluster System!









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 in 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!


Ash – Rock of the Desert


Soulyouth – Titans Clash


Runner Ups!

Seggzy – Gone Fishin’


itsr2ghgaming – Deathworm chasing Dunebuggy


Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Just looking around


Jaime Weaver – Taming Dragons


Jynn – Momma Brings Breakfast


KISHK0 – Argent vs Scorpion


NakedZombo – The Tombraider


Namachan – Pakkun Chicken


Soulyouth – Top of the World


Squidge Meister – The Lay of the Land


Squidge Meister – Uploading


Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


KISHK0 – The Bridge


NakedZombo – Explore the Tomb


Runner Ups!

EXFIB0 – Monkey 360


EXFIB0 – The Center Landscape


Honourable Mentions!

David Gragan – Jaws of Destiny


KISHK0 – King of The Hill


EXFIB0 – Redwood 360


KISHK0 – Penguin Island


EXFIB0 – Waterfall




Anna Lena Klein – Through the Portal to conquer new frontiers


Honourable Mentions!

GamerPerfection – Mantis Squad


iSpezz – Steampunk Armor


Another great set of brilliant entries, thank you, everyone! Remember, we’ll be running this contest again next week so if you missed out this week, don’t sweat and give it another go next!

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 65 is…


Now this is a unique entry, not very often we get players sharing survival tips like this, a great use of space and really goes to show how much you can fit in such a small place, though it’s not super secure still a great example and a great entry! :P

We’d also like to give a shout-out to the following survivors for their fantastic entries and congratulate them on winning a runner up prize!





and you can check out his full album here: http://imgur.com/a/chIKI


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 65 is…

RewindForward – ‘The Toilet Scene’ – A Jurassic ARK Cinematic

Amazing! We’re huge fans of your recent cinematic creations and looking forward to see more! Thanks for sharing :)

And ofcourse we’d like to give a shoutout to NakedZombo for this hilarious entry, and congratulate them on winning a runner-up prize!

Fan Feature

The Lying Mantis by Lame Wolf Productions

Anything But The Bees by Lame Wolf Productions

HeroeZ Dev Kit Preview!


TOP 10 Building Tips by nakedzombo

Scorched Earth PvP Base Design – Triple Stacked Metal Walls and Insulation – Building Tutorial by KishK0

Babies of ARK by Silent Echo


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771996051

One Love by Claw and Wings


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771274847

Carolyn by Connisaur


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=772085595

S-Senpai by Kaig


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=769715474

ARK: Scorched Earth Wallpaper by danleveille


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771439398

I Brought u Dis & Parasaur OwO by TheMightySaurus


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=769516322


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=769516140

Sharkcat’s Dino Skins!


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=769670572


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=772241062


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=772058100

Fanmade Dossier: Wonambi by Shadlos


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771632599

Fanmade Dossier: Black Harpy by Shadlos


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771870194

Fanmade Dossier: Protoceratops by Mega


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771618372

Fanmade Dossier: Shuvuuia by Mega


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=772443343

Fanmade Dossier: Velociraptor by Mega


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=769263376

Fanmade Dossier: Siats by Mega


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771770958

Fanmade Dossier: Pteranodon by Nemo Namikaze


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=770170321

Fanmade Dossier: Utahraptor by Nemo Namikaze


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=768892090

Primitive+ Developer Blog!


Hey Survivors!

I thought I’d drop in and let you know what’s cooking with Primitive+!  We’ll be updating XBOX fairly shortly and that will resolve some of the issues you are seeing but there’s more in store soon!  To all the Primitive+ fans, I appreciate your dedication knowing that it’s behind standard ARK content and missing some of the new ARK goodies!  First, PC will get an update next week which includes the new content and a lot of polish and improvements.  That update will be merged to the XBOX build which will put Primitive+ back on track!  From there, the sky is the limit!  I don’t have much of an update this week as I’ve been busy in the lab squashing bugs.  However, I do want to share some things you could be seeing in the future.

More Weapons – Sometimes a blowgun is the most effective way to tranquilize animals.
More Shelter Options – Meet the Yert! A temporary shelter you may place structures in.
More Building Components – Custom windows for the P+ structure tiers
More Cooking Recipes – Who wants some cake?
New Armor/Skins – When you need a little more style :)

Primitive+ will stay true to it’s nature and continue to diversify some of the common things in the core game to add to the immersion of the island.  I have big plans to change the way some of the systems work in the game and the way you craft things.  With the time before release I will be implementing some of these but the bulk of them will come later since the game is still changing at a rapid pace.  Continue to send me your ideas on things you’d like to see in Primitive+

Since there will be no tek-tier in Primitive+, my goal is to keep adding realistic and useful content while still providing a fun game experience.  People play games to enjoy themselves and having to boil your water before you drink it might not be everyone’s idea of fun (I thought of adding this).  There will be some compromises made for the sake of gameplay but Primitive+ will always aim to be a realistic survival scenario (with dinosaurs) :).

Back to the lab!  Until next week…


And that’s it for this post guys! Sorry about the Digest delay again, things have been a little busy here but we’re going to try really hard to get it done this weekend!


All the best,

Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team!

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