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Extra Life & Community Crunch #70 & Ansel Winners!

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

Extra Life!

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Save the date! Saturday, 5th of November 2016 at 09:00 AM PST we’ll be beginning a 24-hour stream on www.twitch.tv/survivetheark to raise as much money as possible for Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! Last year the ARK Community raised an outstanding $23,500 and this year we’re hoping together we’ll be able to beat that target!

The stream will be hosted by the lovely Forest Rapczak and x3Bellex3! They’ll be doing a live Q&A, Giveaways, ARK Games, as well as hanging out with some of the other developers, content creators, sneak peek to upcoming content and much more! ;) If you’d like to get involved in the fundraising and join our Extra Life Tribe – don’t hesitate to get in touch, otherwise, tune in this weekend and help us save as many kids as we can! You can support the cause by visiting this page or hang out during our marathon and show some encouragement! Every little bit counts and it goes to a great cause. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Extra Life and Studio Wildcard greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

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!

It’s a tie!

EXFIB0’s PGM: Frozen Island!

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

PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161102234724
PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=197;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.017678;Mountains Frequency=7.714499;Mountains Slope=0.805139;MountainsHeight=1.162609;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.286254;RWBiomeSize=0.23151;MountainBiomeStart=-0.699657;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.607131;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;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)
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and our second winner…

KishK0’s PGM!

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And the seed if you’d like to run this map:

PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161102231111
PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=586;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=1.614691;Mountains Frequency=3.956023;Mountains Slope=0.866054;MountainsHeight=1.052938;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.2;JungleGrassDensity=0.04;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.420002;RWBiomeSize=0.199517;MountainBiomeStart=-0.729565;MountainsTreeDensity=0.03;JungleBiomeStart=-0.599916;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.2;MountainGrassDensity=0.07;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.02;TreeDensity=0.008;JungleTreeDensity=0.8;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.2;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.12;ShoreTreeDensity=0.04;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.003;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 winners! 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! ;)

And to learn more about PGMs and on how to get started, check out this guide here:

Evolution Event Weekend!

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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! The event will end at 12PM EDT on Monday the 7th of November.

NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

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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 a 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!

Winners!

EXFIB0 – The Bad and The Ugly

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Meshky – Hive Mind

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Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – An Unusual Battle

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EXFIB0 – Dodowyvern Lightning Attack

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KISHK0 – Clash of Titans

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KISHK0 – Dragon vs Dodowyvern

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KISHK0 – On Top of The World

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Soulyouth – BOO!

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Soulyouth – Erupt

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Soulyouth – Stay Back!

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Soulyouth – The Crew

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Riddler – Ouchie

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Soulyouth – Happy Birthday

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Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winners!

EXFIB0 – Rex Statue

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KISHK0 – Skull

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Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Icelands

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KISHK0 – Dragon vs Dodowyvern

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KISHK0 – The Army

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KISHK0 – Village

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EXFIB0 – Ice Cave

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Soulyouth – Swarm

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Freeform!

Winner!

Soulyouth – SOMETHINGTOUCHEDMYFOOOT!

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Thank you all for your wonderful entries, a lot of awesome and spooky entries! Huge congratulations to our winners, we’ll be in touch! :Jerblove:

Commmunity 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!

And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 70 is…

Arklloween Haunted house by Valoule!

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An awesome haunted house with very nice details, make sure to check out the full gallery: http://imgur.com/a/s7AXE

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 70 is…

SPOOKED EARTH – Fear Evolved Cinematic Tour by Lame Wolf Productions!

This sarcastic review of the Fear Evolved event on Scorched Earth definitely gave us some laughs.

Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always.

Fan Feature!

DODOWYVERN & DODOREX | Fear Evolved 2 | ARK Survival Evolved by GamerPerfection

DOOBY SCOO AND THE MUDMAN MYSTERY – ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions 

[The Volcano In 4K] The Map That Deserves To Be Official – ARK [Cinematic/Showcase] by EXFIB0

Scorched Earth Main Base Showcase – ARK: Advanced Building – Molten Iron Server PVE Survival by Monkeypuzzle

ARK Mythbusters Ep.7 – Do Rocket Turrets Fire Underwater, Explorer’s Notes XP Buff, etc. by KISHKO

ARK – Mythbusters Ep.6 – Boomerang Damage, Bola Testing, Etc by EXFIB0 

MODDED ARK: Survival Evolved (Center Map) Intro by StoneyDragon 

All Hail The Dodo-Rex! by Mr. Jurassic

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793240702

Rule#2 by Autu

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=789095675

Dodo Rex by Sample Magpie

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=789497836

He Grr by Kaigs the Lizard Queen

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=790732256

Desert Camo Thorny Dragon by Sharkcat

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791781027

Pokemon Sandlash Thorny Dragon by Sharkcat

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792112752

Wyvern Pumpkin Carving by Sharkcat

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792135843

Parrot Dodorex by Sharkcat

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792349494

Dododex Taming Calculator v1.11: Starve/Torpor Timer Push Notifications! by danleveille

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791827832

STYRACOSAURUS ARK DOSSIER [FANMADE] by satsume

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791449625

Siren Dossier by Mega

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791545597

Cockatrice Dossier by Mega

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793021235

Skull of a Survivor by FataL1ty

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More images: http://imgur.com/a/pbRky

Castle robes by Kelly

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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792561582

That’s it for this week’s Crunch, thanks for tuning in guys!

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

:Jerblove:

 

 

 

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