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Community Crunch #90!

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.

Workshop Wednesdays

Earlier last 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!

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 24th 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… Blue Dragon! 

PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=591;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.482921;Mountains Frequency=11.521104;Mountains Slope=1.817942;MountainsHeight=0.828603;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=0.471563;RWBiomeSize=0.107938;MountainBiomeStart=-0.373572;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.692784;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.009;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.75;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=0.5;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!


BlueDragon – Not today

Runners Up!

Andru Devil – Character 4

BlueDragon – Liftoff

Mr.Thunder – The Path

Wolf Angelus – Rex Smile

Morgengrau – Foes until the very end

FataL1ty – Shadows

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus – Spino Stare

Wolf Angelus – Soaring Among Birds

Wolf Angelus – Day at the Beach

StateofMynd42 – Underland

StateofMynd42- Sea Horse

Wolf Angelus – Colorful Court

StateofMynd42- Sleepy Time

FataL1ty – Pest

FataL1ty – Pack

EXFIB0 – Walking Around

FataL1ty – Intimidation

FataL1ty – Dispute

Broskee – Sneak Attack

EXFIB0 – On Top Of The World

Blue Dragon – When the sun goes down

Blue Dragon – Snap Shot

Blue Dragon – Spider bubble

Blue Dragon – I hate rain

Blue Dragon – Battle on the dunes

Blue Dragon – Battle of the giants

Andru Devil – Character 7

Andru Devil – Character 6

Andru Devil – Character 5

Andru Devil – Character 2

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Wolf Angelus – Rex Maw

Runners Up!

roguewolf91 – Death by Dawn

EXFIB0 – Underwater Cave

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Swamp

EXFIB0 – The Beauty of The Island

EXFIB0 – Lakeside Paradise

BlueDragon – Shoreline

BlueDragon – Between the Tides

Blue Dragon – Balance



Wolf Angelus – Zelda Survival Evolved

Runner Up!

Nuka ColARK – Valoule

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Tek Caves

EXFIB0 – Beautiful Lights

Blue Dragon  – College Finals


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 ARKVideos for Community Crunch 90 are…

The Underground – A Short Film – Pooptopia – Ark Survival Evolved by kortniechan Gaming! 

…and STUPID USELESS BIRDS! – ARK Skits 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 ARKitects for Community Crunch 90 are…

Nuka ColARK by Valoule!

Nuka ColARK

…and ARK Horse/Dino Derby Racetrack (ARKitect) by Wolf Angelus!

and… The Hunters ‘Lodge’ by TagBackTV!

Fan Feature!


A Journey Of Survival Teaser Trailer Part 1 by SimmerRebecca

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

THE PARTHENON!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 27 by RYANT1UM

EPIC ARK HOUSE BUILD! Castles Keeps and Forts Medieval Architecture ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by TagBackTV

F1r3fly | EQUUS! in ARK Survival Evolved: Building The Stable! by F1r3fly

Building With Stevie! – Creative Wood/Thatch Starter Base! [EP. 01] by XxStevieLad87xX

ARK HOME MAKEOVER PILOT! EPIC BARN BUILD! Ark: Survival Evolved Home Makeover Series by TagBackTV

Ark Modded S1 E11 Elsa Frozen Castle Build by Redsaberist

Ark Modern House w/ Dino Garage :: How To Build an Ultra Modern House in Ark :: Metal House Tutorial by UniteTheClans

SUPER AMAZING MICRO RAPTOR ARMY!! | ARK Survival Evolved [S3 EP27] by The Axe Man

ARK Base Tours Can You Do Better? – Ark Survival Evolved XB1 PS4 by Jade Plays Games

ARK Base Tours Pt 2 – Want Your Bases Toured? by Jade Plays Games


THE REBEL PROBLEM – Rise of the Achatina (Episode 3) by Lame Wolf Productions

ARK Frank Lloyd Wright House :: ARK Building Guide :: Modern Cabin Tutorial by SWChris

Vertical ARK Walkway! :: ARK Building Evolved :: ARK Creative Building :: Building A Path by SWChris

Choose Your Own Adventure [Madagascar Evolved Survival Plus] [13] by MonkeyMan

gOOgly returns (PART 53) by GeeKy gAMer no.1


Beach house by Vargen Saphia!

Cyan Rex by esrcee

Source: https://twitter.com/esrcee

Will you take me to the place I’ll call my home? by Violet

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=907256602

Alpha Raptor by flogylox (sloker100)

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=905819778

Pokemon or ARK?! by Zefi

Surprise at night by Wyerex

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909625826

The Mighty Hunter by Gale the Whale

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909567814

Azae Portrait (Sleepy Azae Remaster) by Violet

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=908441722

Giga by Wyerex

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=908356516

Compys by Wyerex

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909543248

Raptor Cutie by Wyerex

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910275288

Wyvern Cave by Negative Wils the Milk Man

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909640660

Loot Jerboa by Negative Wils the Milk Man

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=906295045

PERISSODACTYLA by iguana12345678

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909623198

Little baby Rex ^-^ by LittleWolve <3

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=906067855

Bab allo sketch by LittleWolve <3

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=906073662

Chicken Microraptor by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910262005

Easter Chick Terror Bird by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910077366

Easter Egg v4 Ovis by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910046252

Easter Egg v2 Ovis by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910045273

That’s it for this post guys!

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




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