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Community Crunch #73, SOTF Winners, Contests and Ark Sale!

Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!

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To celebrate this festive period, and with the weekend coming early – as does the Evolution Event!

From Thursday the 24th of November at 12PM ET until Monday the 28th of November at 12PM ET 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!

Steam Autumn Sale & Xbox One Black Friday Sale!

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ARK: Survival Evolved and ARK: Scorched Earth on Steam!

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Sandboxr 20% Off!

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Sandboxr is offering ARK figures at 20% off until December 24th (with the code LOOTCRATE) and free global shipping until December 12th! Make sure to pick one up during this great sale period!

ARK: SotF – October Survivor League Championship!

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Last weekend we held our latest Survivor League Championship Matches! The best survivors went head to head in 4! epic matches for a chance at $65,000 and their spot in October Survivor League!

If you missed the games, you can check them out here:

https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark/v/102051185
https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark/v/102113377

Congratulations to the winners, who can be found on our updated Survivor League page soon, listing their placing as well as how much of the prize pool they’ve walked away with!

Player Procedurally Generated Maps!

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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! The winner for this weeks contest is…

Swinter Swonderland by FataL1ty!

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You can see more screenshots of this PGM here: http://imgur.com/a/v6cJf

If you’d like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings!

PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161122132830
PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=999;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.0;Mountains Frequency=12.0;Mountains Slope=1.8;MountainsHeight=1.25;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=0.3;RWBiomeSize=0.075;MountainBiomeStart=-0.55;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;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)
PGFavorites=UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;
PGLastUsedSettings_v2=MapSeed=999;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.0;Mountains Frequency=12.0;Mountains Slope=1.8;MountainsHeight=1.25;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=0.3;RWBiomeSize=0.075;MountainBiomeStart=-0.55;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;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)

Congratulations to our winner! Looking forward to the next set! We’ll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediately – so get generating! ;)

NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

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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!

GamerPerfection – HUSH LITTLE BABY

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Seggzy’s – Spelunking

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EXFIB0 – Poison Attack

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Runners Up!

FataL1ty – A Dream of Spring

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KISHK0 – Parachuting down the Cave

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Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Night Lerker

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EXFIB0 – The Cave

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GamerPerfection – BIG BROTHER WATCHING OVER LITTLE SISTER

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KISHK0 – Secrets of the ARK

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Kovko – Don’t jump in the pool!

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Kovko – Riverside Landscape

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Naked Zombo – Chitin Heaven!

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Wolf Angelus – Prehistoric Preservation

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Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

KISHK0 – A Ray of Sunlight

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Runners Up!

FataL1ty – Day Swim with Megas

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NakedZombo – Ragnorak Jungle

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Honourable Mentions!

FataL1ty – Swinter Swonderland

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KISHK0 – Artifact

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KISHK0 – Bitter Cave

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KISHK0 – Lava Cave

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Freeform!

Winner!

Wolf Angelus – Land Before Time [Cute Style]

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Runner Up!

Morgengrau – Who’s a good boy

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Honourable Mentions!

NakedZombo – Burn Baby Burn!

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Domino – Ascendant

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EXFIB0 – The Letdown [Freeform]

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FataL1ty – How far?

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Community Contests!

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!

In honour of Turkey Trial we decide to pick some Thanksgiving themed entries this week.

The ARKitect for Community Crunch 73 is…

Ark Turkey Restaurant!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 6 by RYANT1UM!

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 73 is…

ARK THANKSGIVING DINNER by ranger1presents

Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always.

Fan Feature!

SLENDER MAN SPOTTED IN ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED! INSANE REACTIONS! (Ark: Survival Evolved) by ThickFreedom

ARK: Survival Evolved PvP Vault Base Build ft. Undestroyable Generator; Hidden cables; Ect. by EXFIB0

ARK BESTIARY – ALLOSAURUS: FLESH GRAZER by VIRTUAL REALMS

ARK PROBLEMS – Lame Skits by Lame Wolf Productions

Pimp My Dino 2.0 Work In Progress by Munch

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=803818322

Pimp My Dino 2.0 Work In Progress by Munch

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=804337543

Seal with Ball by FataL1ty

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See the full imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/xqRat

The Obsidian Keep by TheBodyFarmer

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Fanmade Dossier: ARKCHA by Njiko

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=803107301

Estemmenosuchus Dossier by Shadlos

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=802355015

Manis Titantea (Pangolin) by kazmanian45

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Tarragonia Draculunis (Tarragon) by kazmanian45

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Dermigneous Garchaeropile (Gargoyle) by kazmanian45

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Rex atmosphere by [REDD] Marvzz

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=805058555

That’s it for this week’s Crunch, we’re hoping to post a Digest a little later this weekend, so stay tuned for that! Thanks guys!

Much love,

Wildcard Jen, Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team

:Jerblove:

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