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.
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!
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!
NVidia Ansel Photography Contest
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:
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
BlueDragon – Not today
Andru Devil – Character 4
BlueDragon – Liftoff
Mr.Thunder – The Path
Wolf Angelus – Rex Smile
Morgengrau – Foes until the very end
FataL1ty – Shadows
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
roguewolf91 – Death by Dawn
EXFIB0 – Underwater Cave
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
Nuka ColARK – Valoule
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!
…and ARK Horse/Dino Derby Racetrack (ARKitect) by Wolf Angelus!
and… The Hunters ‘Lodge’ by TagBackTV!
MYSTERIOUS ISLAND – ARK: Survival Evolved by VIRTUAL REALMS
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 UGLY TRUTH ABOUT UNICORNS – ARK: Survival Evolved by VIRTUAL REALMS
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]  by MonkeyMan
gOOgly returns (PART 53) by GeeKy gAMer no.1
HOW TO FARM BUNNY EGGS – ARK EGGCELLENT ADVENTURE PT 2 – by Myndmelt Gaming
Beach house by Vargen Saphia!
Cyan Rex by esrcee
Will you take me to the place I’ll call my home? by Violet
Alpha Raptor by flogylox (sloker100)
Pokemon or ARK?! by Zefi
Surprise at night by Wyerex
The Mighty Hunter by Gale the Whale
Azae Portrait (Sleepy Azae Remaster) by Violet
Giga by Wyerex
Compys by Wyerex
Raptor Cutie by Wyerex
Wyvern Cave by Negative Wils the Milk Man
Loot Jerboa by Negative Wils the Milk Man
PERISSODACTYLA by iguana12345678
Little baby Rex ^-^ by LittleWolve <3
Bab allo sketch by LittleWolve <3
Chicken Microraptor by Sharkcat
Easter Chick Terror Bird by Sharkcat
Easter Egg v4 Ovis by Sharkcat
Easter Egg v2 Ovis by Sharkcat
That’s it for this post guys!
Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team