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Community Crunch #83!

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

Valentine’s Day Event!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! The Valentine’s Day event adds these additional features:

  • Dinos have a 5% chance to drop a Box of Chocolate when they mate. Box of Chocolates can be used for a Full-Heal or to advance 50% of a Taming Dino’s Bar
  • New Unlockable Facial & Head Hairstyles (via craftable Items), for Male & Female
  • New Unlockable “Heart” Emote
  • Servers can launch with “-vday” to get (extra): 2x Mateboost Range, 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption

The event begins February 12th on PC and February 14th on console.

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 13th 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 weeks contest! This week’s contest winner is…

PACIFIC ISLES by Squidge Meister!

PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=888;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=6.0;Mountains Frequency=4.0;Mountains Slope=1.9;MountainsHeight=0.4;Turbulence Power=0.025;Shore Slope=2;WaterLevel=-0.65;GrassDensity=0.25;JungleGrassDensity=0.0125;ErosionSteps=8;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.75;DepositionStrength=0.75;ErosionStrength=0.9;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.015;RWBiomeSize=0.015;MountainBiomeStart=-0.61;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=0.1;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.002;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.5;ShoreTreeDensity=0.15;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.65;ShorelineStartOffset=0.04;ShorelineThickness=0.0030;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!


GravesAJ – Hot Springs

Runner Up!

AsH – Forest Rush

Honourable Mentions!

AsH – Look Around (How many dinos can you count) 

EXFIB0 – Oh Hello There!

Exilog – Epic Boss Fights




GamerPefection – Gotta Keep Them Sheep Safe

GamerPerfection – Sheep Aint Happy

GravesAJ – Dimorph in Flight

GravesAJ – Eye See You

GravesAJ – Jumpin’ Jehosephat!

GravesAJ – Midnight Ambush

GravesAJ – Now You’re REALLY Pissed Me Off!

GravesAJ – Playing Coy

GravesAJ – The Almighty Meganeura

KISHKO – Calm Lands

KISHKO – Underwater Predator

Kovko – Dawn

Kovko – Going up

Velice – Battle for territory

Wolf Angelus – Courtyard

Wolf Angelus – Headshot

Wolf Angelus – Sonic Speed

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Exilog – Punch Duel

Runner Up!

Wolf Angelus – Jousting Arena

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Beautiful Caves

Exilog – In your Face

Exilog – Teleport to Gorilla

Kovko – Ice Emperor



Seggzy’s – SuperArk

Exilog – TekTier Man´s Adventure

Honourable Mentions!

Andrew Osco – Majestic Wyvern

EXFIB0 – Cave

EXFIB0 – Set It On Fire

Kovko – Shocking!

Matthew Thompson – Ghilles in the Mist

Squidge Meister – UMBRAWATER

Wolf Angelus – Counting Ovis

Wolf Angelus – Free Basilly


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 83 is…

What Kind Of Ark Creature Are YOU? (Based On Your Birthday) by TheTacticalGmr!


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 83 is…

Praio77’s Lighthouse!


PommieGamer’s Jousting Arena!


Wolf’s Trip to Egypt & Arabian Village by Wolf Angelus!

Fan Feature!

Birth Of The DodoRex (Short Film) by The Axe Man

ARK VILLAGE!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 17 by RYANT1UM

ARK: Awesome Lookout Tower Design! -RYANT1UM’S TOP TIPS by RYANT1UM

ARK PVP Tek Tier Battle – Youtuber VS Patreon! FULL Tek Gear and TEK REX Saddles – Syntac Patreon by Myndmelt Gaming

NEW! Snowy River Cabin Build Guide :: How to Build an Ark Winter Cabin :: UTC Winter House Tutorial by UniteTheClans

NSK’s ARK (Pooptopia) S2E15 – Ark Silent Film (Dino Babies) by NSK Videos

Ark: Scorched Earth || TEK REX vs REX || EPIC ARENA BATTLE by Squidge Meister

Argy Trick Shot Taming! – ARK Annunaki Genesis Ep. 3 by Yodysseus IV 

WILD WEST QUICKDRAW – ARK Skits by Lame Wolf Productions

KILLING EVERYBODY! | Official 140 Player PvP No-Tame Server w/ Yocimir | Season 2 Episode 2 by KISHKO

GOING DEEP | ARK Solo PvP Let’s Play | Ep. 8 – ARK: Survival Evolved Official PvP Server by KISHKO

ARKitect: UFO by Valoule

Snow Camo Pachyrhinosaurus by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=859935781

Forest Camo Pachyrhinosaurus by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=859934446

Dino Derps by Kaigs

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=860551791

Allosaurus by Akhoris

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=859020079

ARK Antics by Dravitel

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858483544

TRanger Commission by ♤ACE♤Freeflier181

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858068769

Thorn by NutterButter

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=857448510

Some concepts for my mod by Kaprodonychus

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858237183

Ark Diary #1 “Dont trust a friend” by vejitas

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858764130

Dossier: Hatzegopteryx by Trinzilla

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=856349050

Fanmade Suchomimus dossier by Througher

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858393910

New Hybrid Dinosaur by  jordanisgreat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=856391500

Eye of the storm by Smokin_Zero

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858381076

That’s it for this post guys!

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




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