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Community Crunch #79!

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

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!

Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It’s already live now and will remain active until Monday the 16th 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!

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 week’s contest! This week’s contest winner is…


PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=724;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.160967;Mountains Frequency=10.111149;Mountains Slope=1.350023;MountainsHeight=1.147305;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=0.102945;RWBiomeSize=0.218205;MountainBiomeStart=-0.709752;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.625387;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.7;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)

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!


Wolf Angelus – Tomb Raider

Runners Up!

Kovko – Mountainscape

GamerPerfection – Pre-emptive Troodon Attack

Honourable Mentions!

KISHKO – An Ancient Temple

EXFIB0 – Daydream

Wolf Angelus – Hot Pursuit

Kovko – Jerboa’s Dreams

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Kovko – Brown River

Runner Up!

EXFIB0 – Bridge – 360 Stereo

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – A Beautiful Morning

KISHKO – Oasis

EXFIB0 – On The Edge Of The World

Wolf Angelus – Sapphire Interestion



Wolf Angelus – ARKeology

Runner Up!

GamerPerfection – Theriz Tore Through My Screen


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 79 is…

BORED AT SEA by Lame Wolf Productions!


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 79 is… a tie!

Wolf’s Trip to Venice, Italy by Wolf Angelus!


ARK GOLF CLUB by Valoule!

Well done to everyone who submitted their maps, Ansel photos, builds and videos this week!

Fan Feature!

ARK Scorched Earth Ep 17 – Paracer Tank by Monkeypuzzle

Bayou Build -The Workshop- Ep14: Gaming Evolved by Arahli

Amo Plays Ark: Survival Evolved – S3E1 – Leap Of Faith And Flyby Lootings (Gameplay) by Amo387

The Swamp Observatory | Build Guide | Ark: Survival Evolved by Voxesto

NSK Skit Films: Pen Red Raptor Raptor Pen (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen Parody) by NSK Videos

Ark Garden House :: Ark Build Guide :: Stuctures Plus House Building Tutorial by UniteTheClans

Ark-Cathedral Build!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 13 by RYANT1UM


Open World Pokemon ON PC | ARKMON by The Axe Man

💥THE ADVENTURE OF RALPHIE THE RAPTOR💥 – | Iron Mine on Gaming Evolved! EP 4 – ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by Myndmelt Gaming 

Ark: Survival Evolved Pooptopia 16 | All aboard the Loading Bay! by RandomGaming

EXCLUSIVE – BARYONYX FIRST LOOK! Ark Survival Evolved (Baryonyx Dino Spotlight) Update 254 by ThickFreedom

Dino Avatars by Freeflier181

Compy – Dino Doodle by ViVi

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836633776

The Shark by The Scarlet Devil

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836847651

The Kraken by The Scarlet Devil

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836846974

Beach Bar by Wyerex

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=841394302

ARK de Yoshi by keios

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838555800

Possible upcoming creature mod part 2 by Kaprodonychus

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=840410685

Ark Diary #1 (German) by vejitas

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838666709

Introducing the Ragdoll-adon! by Shockal

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838633967

Specimen Class #002 by jordanisgreat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838251875

Jurassic Ark by Shinzilla

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=820789032

Jurassic Ark: Raptor by Shinzilla

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838431350

The Night Sky (Volcano map) by SirShade

That’s it for this post guys!

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





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