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Mod Program Update #2 & Community Crunch #87!

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

The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Let’s get started with some news.

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 27th 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!

Mod Program Update #2!

Hey Survivors! Cedric back here again with some more updates from our sponsored mod program. As the month draws to a close, I want to share more of the hard work that’s been happening. If this is any indication of what’s in store for future months, we’re in for some nice treats! Let’s get started!

Ark Moon Survival

There’s no doubt that the ARK Moon Survival team is taking things seriously.  Not only are they making a custom character model, I hear they are planning to do some custom motion capturing as well.  When I spoke with David, he assured me that they are treating this as if it is a new game.  There’s so much in store for the future!

Thieves Island

My mouth dropped when I saw what TKat has been working on over the past month.  It’s definitely an original and unique map.  Take a look at some of these amazing screenshots!

Structures Plus

The same person that brought you Platforms Anywhere, Platforms Plus, and Structures Plus has a lot of new exciting quality-of-life improvements and new additions to all of his mods.  In Platforms Plus, he’s already busy working on a new Tek Tier tree platform.

ARK Postal Service

The popular mail delivery system will be receiving a visual upgrade that increases the overall realism.  There’s a lot more in store for the future of APS: a web admin front-end, a user interface for letters, and item shipping.  Take a look at this preview of what’s in store!


Jeff continues his work on Roraima and wanted to share some of the progress.  I’ve been keeping a close eye on this map since it dropped and it’s amazing to see the progress.  Keep it up Jeff!

Madagascar Evolved

Lots has been going on in Madagascar Evolved since the last update!  Rather than bore you with words, I’ll show you what he’s been working on :)

Survival Plus

If last week’s tease wasn’t enough temptation, Tao and the Survival Plus team showed me some of the visual upgrades they’ve been working on.  Keep it up!!

That’s all for this week!  Be sure to drop by the workshop and give these mods a shot!

– Ced

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… Kovko!

PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=600;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=2.408742;Mountains Frequency=14.535479;Mountains Slope=1.58406;MountainsHeight=1.325481;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=0.287063;RWBiomeSize=0.247755;MountainBiomeStart=-0.408974;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.737213;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=2.0;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!


Dinos in Action – Mantikoa

Runners Up!

FataL1ty – Dusky City

Aaron Glunt – Just need the toast!

Honourable Mentions!

FataL1ty – Amazement

Wolf Angelus – Tropical Flight

Killer Clown Slug by Pollti

Thylaco – Mantikoa

Giga in rage – Pollti

Sabertooth – Mantikoa

Troodon – Mantikoa

Battle of the giants – Pollti

FataL1ty – Frozen

FataL1ty – Sunset Falls

FataL1ty – Full View

Wolf Angelus – Tropics

EXFIB0 – Come Down

Wolf Angelus – Dragon’s Throne

The Journey Begins – Valoule

FataL1ty – Starsnow

FataL1ty – Rise

FataL1ty – Heroic

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


FataL1ty – Defying Gravity

Runner Up!

Wolf Angelus – Arabian Village Night

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Paradise

EXFIB0 – Thylacoleo

FataL1ty – Tourist

Velice – Oriental Sight

EXFIB0 – Roraima

FataL1ty – View

Wolf Angelus – Arabian Village Day



Spyro HD Remaster – Starwolf23

Honourable Mentions!

Walking Giant – Jamie Weaver

Wolf Angelus – Fresh Sushi

EXFIB0 – Waterfall


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 87 is…

Sally & Peanut by LameWolfProductions!

(Mature language warning for our younger Survivors!)


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 87 is…

Castle Build by TagBackTV!


Ark High by Wolf Angelus!

Fan Feature!


Explore the Ark #7: How to Build an Allo Taming Trap by Whitehearth Hall 

Explore the Ark #9: How to Build an Manta Taming Trap by Whitehearth Hall

Explore the Ark #11: A Bridge too Far by Whitehearth Hall

Explore the Ark #10: A Whole New World by Whitehearth Hall

RK Survival Evolved Broodmother Boss fight Tek tier (Medium PS4) by Gary 87

How to tame Thylacoleo & gameplay by Gary 87

Ark Ping Pong – Messing With Tek Shields by Jade Plays Games

ARK BASE TOUR – Amazing Egg Farm And Flyer Hanger by Jade Plays Games

THE WHITE HOUSE BUILD!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 23 by RYANT1UM

Mr.Raptor Taming school by Valoule

Hope Ark Map by vwcamper

Tek by JayEx23

Lollipop Megalosaurus by Sharkcat

Snow Camo Megalosaurus by Sharkcat

Forest Camo Megalosaurus by Sharkcat

Can I Eat This? by Karen Swartz

Freedom by Violet

Stylized Thylo by Cupcake

Dilo update by Wyerex

Rex by Wyerex

Guanlong by DracoSerpentor77

Spartan NecroMech Armor – WIP by FallenSpartan

An update on Prudentia: Scales, teeth and wrinkles

TURTLE TANK! by jordanisgreat

That’s it for this post guys!

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



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