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Community Crunch #89 & Eggcellent Adventure!

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

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: Eggcellent Adventure Pt 2

The Eggcellent Adventure Part 2 is now live!

PC Survivors can now experience the one-week-only “Eggcellent Adventure” Event! During this limited-time event, players can collect special “Bunny Eggs” across the ARK, which they can use in special recipes to craft bunny-themed items such as Bunny Ears, or even a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon!

(Don’t worry, the event will be making it’s way to consoles in the next major version!)

Introducing the Yutyrannus!

Earlier this week we announced the latest new creature that’ll be soon on the ARK. If you haven’t seen it yet, where have you been?! We’re nice though, so we’ll let you have another look:

A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone’s favourite fearsome feathered fearless fighter, the Yutryannus!

Workshop Wednesdays

Earlier this week Cedric post his first blog style post based on the ARK Workshop, featuring information about modding, the progress made by some of the sponsored mods, and in the future, you can expect to see all sorts from interviews, spotlights, and dev thoughts!

PlayStation 4 Sale [EU Region]!

Survivors can now pick up ARK: Survival Evolved, Scorched Earth, and the Survivor’s Pack at a discounted rate on PS4 as part of the PlayStation 4 Easter sale. The discounts will run for the next 2 weeks!

Xbox One Sale [Worldwide]!

Survivors can now pick up ARK: Survival Evolved, Scorched Earth, and the Survivor’s Pack at a discounted rate on the Xbox One as part of the Xbox Easter Sale. The discounts will run for the next four days!

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 17th of April 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… EXFIB0!

PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=674;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.464133;Mountains Frequency=4.284921;Mountains Slope=1.338972;MountainsHeight=0.760205;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=0.559395;RWBiomeSize=0.097248;MountainBiomeStart=-0.640841;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.632418;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)

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!


Roguewolf91 – The Hunted 

Runner Ups!

Wolf Angelus – Vulture & Dragon

Mantikoa – On The Hunt

EXFIB0 – Cowboy

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Sunrise

EXFIB0 – Gimme a hug

EXFIB0 – Going Up

EXFIB0 – Jumping Across

Silver – Tranquil Colours

EXFIB0 – The King Of The Island

Mantikoa – On The Hunt

Pollti – Playing Doedicurus

Silver – Night Prowler

Wolf Angelus – Arabian Village Night

Wolf Angelus – Leaping into Action

Silver – Roar of Amber Fangs

Wolf Angelus – Quetzal Falls

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


EXFIB0 – A Scary Sunset

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Desert Morning

BlueDragon – Wyvern Flight

EXFIB0 – A Scary View

Mantikoa – Not Again………

Wolf Angelus – Egypt Day

Wolf Angelus – Egypt Night

Wolf Angelus – Frog Lunch

Wolf Angelus – Paradise



Mantikoa – Motivation

Runner Ups!  

Wolf Angelus – Happy Easter

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – The Beast

EXFIB0 – The Lifelong Battle

Morgengrau – I’m coming for you…

Silver – Fire In the Sky

Silver – Lurking

Silver – Rekindled Morning

Silver – Watching and Waiting

Starwolf23 – Fly in the Turtle Sky


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 89 is…

BEWARE THE RABID EQUUS! 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!

And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 89 is…

EQUUS JOUSTING ARENA! ARK Jousting Arena Build – Ark Survival Evolved Castle Build by TagBackTV

We’d also like to give a shout out to the following survivors and congratulate them on being a runner up!

Ark Survival: Easter Basket House & Dino Pen (ARKitect Easter Special) by Wolf Angelus!


Red Baron by Valoule!

Fan Feature

ATTACK OF THE CLONES by Lame Wolf Productions

THE TOWER BRIDGE BUILD!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 26 by RYANT1UM

Ark Tek Base Tour with Talking by SimmerRebecca

Paracer Demolition Derby | S3E22 Pooptopia Annunaki Island | MeewMaw The Geeky Granny by MeeMaw TheGeekyGranny

Paraceratherium Base Tutorial :: ARK Building Guide :: How to Build a Mobile Platform Base by SWChris – Inspiring Creativity Through Gaming

KILLING THE RAREST ALPHA DINO | ARK Survival Evolved [S3 EP24] by The Axe Man

Ark: Survival Evolved – Safari (PART 31) by GeeKy gAMer no.1

Epic PvP ARK Primitive Official by VargenSaphia

Redwood by WYF

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=900626906

Megalodon’s attack by Akhoris

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=903114423

BB the Chalico by Connisaur

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=898911445

Troodon ark by Wyerex

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=901075728

Raptor by Wyerex

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=900925526

Basilosaurus Taming… by iguana12345678

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=902991645

Thery by Akhoris

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=894486484

Ark Vulture Portrait by Negative Wils the Milk Man

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=905260687

Castoroides…. by iguana12345678

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=903246414

REX by iguana12345678

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=904530590

Mohikan Guild by iguana12345678

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=904240849

Sauropodomorpha by iguana12345678’s Artwork

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=901514761

Skeletal Horse Equus by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=902680090

Rain The Mare Equus by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=905386988

Hotrod Equus by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=902124939

Spirit The Stallion Equus by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=905385726

Additional Creatures: Eastmanosteus by Shadlos

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=897915305

Additional Creatures: Megaraptor by Shadlos

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=897914498

Ark – Wyvern Trench by cfowler7

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=895933626

Doedicurus VS Carno by WIM

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=895261625

Horse Barn by obscuremisfit

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=902726342

Livyatan dino-dossier by Xyphias

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=904705196

Achillobator dino-dossier by Xyphias

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=904704067

Scelidosaurus dino-dossier by Xyphias

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=904701745

Cameroceras dino-dossier by Xyphias

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=904692636

Siamogale (giant otter) dino-dossier by Xyphias

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=904699762

Parahelicoprion dino-dossier by Xyphias

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=904691748

Brontotherium dino-dossier by Xyphias

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=904688988

That’s it for this post guys!

Much love and we hope you all have a very Happy Easter!
Wildcard Jat, Jen, & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team




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