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Sponsored Mod Update & Community Crunch #86!

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 20th 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 Spotlight Update #1!

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It’s really exciting times here at Studio Wildcard! I’m humbled by our great modding community and the talent that’s been on display.  We are halfway into the first month of our sponsored mod program and I’ll be bringing you a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing development of the mods in the program.

Ark Steampunk Mod
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=679529026

A whole tier of items inspired by Steampunk, iSpezz has been busy working on Steampunk crop plots, teleporters, and more!  Can’t wait to see what else he has planned!!

Madagascar Evolved
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=656967911

Look forward to some new content including bug fixes and a new cave!  In the meantime, check out this short video and pictures.

Eco (Various Mods)
http://steamcommunity.com/id/ecoLEFTZ/myworkshopfiles/

Eco’s lovely work can be seen in various mods in the workshop.  The new content, Terrariums and Garden Decor mods, are going to be a hit!

NPC Bush People
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663332507

A popular mod for people playing offline will be getting a pretty considerable upgrade soon: NPC base building. That’s right, those NPC’s will be constructing their own huts soon!  Don’t believe me, check out this video!

Roraima
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=547828060

I’m loving the additional polish that’s being applied to Roraima.  Look forward to some of these visual changes and tuning to the NPC spawns.

ShigoIslands
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=661564024

There’s lots of mystery for the upcoming update to ShigoIslands.  Some of these mysterious buildings will find their way to ShigoIslands very soon.  Also, look forward to a new cave and a mysterious Dodo explorer note!

Survival Plus
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=829467257

If there wasn’t enough content in Survival Plus before this upcoming update, you’ll find yourself with plenty to do soon.  What’s coming up you ask?  Oh just a trading system, a custom building system, a pottery wheel, alchemy, and upgraded visuals! And a little further

Ragnarok
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=776464863

It’s hard to keep up with the progress being made on Ragnarok.  These guys are definitely packing in some content.  Look forward to several visual upgrades and some new areas to explore!

https://i.gyazo.com/f690bd73f28b2104337c496ab4185d0d.mp4

I’ll be periodically bringing you more content from our sponsored mods throughout the month.  I’m looking forward toward seeing the evolution of the modding program and sharing it with you as we progress!

– 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… EXFIB0!

PGMapName=ProceduralARK20170317193016
PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=915;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=3.129577;Mountains Frequency=8.203497;Mountains Slope=2.223136;MountainsHeight=1.234846;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=0.455251;RWBiomeSize=0.16379;MountainBiomeStart=-0.628402;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.747003;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)
PGLastPreset=0

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! There are lots this week since it’s a double feature!

Super Resolution!

Winners!

Watching The Sun Rise – GravesAJ

EXFIB0 – Come Back

AsH – Tek Eater

Runners Up!

Pollti – Hunting Thylacoleos

Jamie Weaver – Rulers of the redwood

Honourable Mentions!

FataL1ty – Complexity

Couldn’t Escape – GravesAJ

Wolf Angelus – Exiles

Morella-Top of the Morning to ya! – GravesAJ

Wolf Angelus – Savannah

Kovko – Blessing

Wolf Angelus – Wildlands

Hard Rock – GravesAJ

FataL1ty – Tear

TEK Armor inside Underwatercaves – Pollti

Wolf Angelus – Aquatico

FataL1ty – Plesiosaur in a Bubble

FataL1ty – Atrophically Pristine

Another One Bites the Dust – GravesAJ

FataL1ty – Of Nightmares

FataL1ty – Irenic

Kovko – Wyvern’s Den

FataL1ty – Tunnel

FataL1ty – Distant Lands

FataL1ty – History

FataL1ty – Dangerous Passage

AsH – Tek Base

FataL1ty – The Road Not Taken

FataL1ty – Hell’s Fires

christopher warburton – superres

FataL1ty – Battlements

Chiropractor Wanted – GravesAJ

AsH – Fluffy Leo

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

FataL1ty – Spino’s Maw

Runner’s Up!

Kovko – Afternoon

Wolf Angelus – Tranquility

FataL1ty – The ARK

Honourable Mentions!

FataL1ty – Brontos like water

EXFIB0 – Beautiful River

FataL1ty – Devil’s Eyes

FataL1ty – Smoke and Bubbles

FataL1ty – Floating Friends

FataL1ty – Bubbles

Kovko – Morning

Wolf Angelus – The Cove

FataL1ty – Nest

FataL1ty – Going in For the Kill

FataL1ty – Bubbles

Freeform!

Winner!

Kong Skull Island – GamerPerfection

Honourable Mentions!

olf Angelus – Regrettable Life Choices

EXFIB0 – Lakeside Paradise

FataL1ty – Hot Shower

christopher warburton – Dragon

FataL1ty – Upside-Down

Dave Egan – Ark Tribe Pic

christopher warburton – Deathworm

FataL1ty – Stuck

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 86 is… a tie!

TRAPPED IN A FORCEFIELD – ARK Skits by Lame Wolf Productions!

and…

HIOMIA JOUSTING YOUTUBER CONTEST ON POOPTOPIA! by Myndmelt Gaming!

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!

The ARKitect for Community Crunch 86 is… a tie!

Spring is coming : Picnic table by Valoule!

Spring is coming (Pic-nic table)

and…

Ark Survival: Bathhouse & Hotsprings (ARKitect) by Wolf Angelus

Fan Feature!

THE ARK COLOSSEUM!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 22 by RYANT1UM

PILLARS PLUS MOD – ARK EVOLUTION by VIRTUAL REALMS 

Arcadia Boss Battles [Modded Ark Gameplay] by MonkeyMan

ARK Glider Beta Test Footage by GravesGaming

Ark Survivor Cosplay by teamsajabau

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=883813015

Ark survival evolved: Dodo by teamsajabau

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=883814479

Hyeanodons by Akhoris

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=883975570

Poison wyvern by Akhoris

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=883974999

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“Epoch 2.1

A full month passes. Vix still lies in a torpor. Nex has relocated her to a secure room within Fortress Llama for now and is in the process of building a support system from advanced neo plex materials found on the Ark to keep her alive and safe. Despite hope dwindling, Day by day Nex slogs on, fortifying, building and preparing for her hopeful return.

It hasn’t all been bad though, The outpost has been significantly strengthened and is now a home away from home to rival the LoF temple in the Himalayas back on Earth. It now boasts a farm, strengthened perimeter walls, 2 docks, a safe harbor and a dock bar for weary travellers to slake their thirst. The grounds surrounding the Outpost are for the most part – safe.

Nex has also met others that inhabit the lands – the mysterious yet enigmatic Mario, apparently a master breeder of Dinos, Kreamy of the KreamyKrew tribe, with whom Nexus has established a trade network and collaborates with, and two mischievous dwarves of the Avenger tribe, who seemingly come and go between different Arks at will. Nex plans to follow them to one of the other Arks one day in the hopes to find a cure for Vix. 

All in all it could be worse….right?”

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=883239047

Hatzeopteryx by mateaperic51

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=878775421

Flyer used for taming by mateaperic51

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=883649796

Wyverns by Echo likes games

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=881100735

Good Girls by KeyKey

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=880080016

Halo – Obelisk by cfowler7

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=882855972

Flandre, the Dragon by Dead

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=879714410

Jurassic Ark: Indominus Attack! by Shinzilla #ThePixel

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=878065276

WIP by FallenSpartan

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=883221192

Alangasaurus vs pachyceratops by jordanisgreat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=876776555

Mythos Evolved: Drake size by Shadlos

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=882582574

Quetzel Cabin by Mithyk

Alangasaurus dossier by seeRgii_29

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=878438819

Dossier: Skunk by uriel34

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=883697831

That’s it for this post guys!

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

:Jerblove:

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