Jurassic Ark, an Ark: Survival Evolved Info Hub & Community

Community Crunch #91!

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.

Upcoming Volcano Changes!

Primitive Plus Beta!

If you’re a PC Primitive Plus player, Cedric currently has a beta server running with the latest content and fixes that he has been working on. If you are interested in helping the progression of Prim+, hop on the beta server and report any issues you find so that they can be fixed for release.

Keep up with Ced on Twitter for the latest Prim+ info:

Download the Prim+ BETA version here:

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 1st 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… Wolf Angelus!

PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=549;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=10;Mountains Frequency=6;Mountains Slope=2.50;MountainsHeight=.9;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=8;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.05;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.12;RWBiomeSize=0.09;MountainBiomeStart=-0.35;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.005;JungleTreeDensity=0.55;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.030;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.07;ShoreTreeDensity=0.32;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.023;ShorelineThickness=0.035;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.6f,Y=0.6f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.4f,Y=0.4f);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!


StateofMynd42 – The Last Unicorn

Morgengrau – Khalasar 2

Runners Up!

RBG – Blue Dragon

Breaking Point – Blue Dragon

Wolf Angelus – Playful Pup

FataL1ty – Resplendent

Honourable Mentions!

Poison Jungle – Blue Dragon

Wolf Angelus – Life of a Beaver

Wolf Angelus – Doedicurus at the Beach

When I grow up.. – Blue Dragon

Venom bite – Blue Dragon

StateofMynd42 – Dragon Shores

StateofMynd42 – The Alpha

roguewolf91 – Spino in the Mist

Morgengrau – Khalasar 3

FataL1ty – Settlement

FataL1ty – Scenic Route

FataL1ty – Raider Landing

FataL1ty – Lone Wolf

FataL1ty – Dream

FataL1ty – Cliffside Battle

FataL1ty – Deatheater

FataL1ty – Away

FataL1ty – Chase

EXFIB0 – The Beautiful Island

Cabin in the Woods – Blue Dragon

Batman – SuperRes 3

Batman – SuperRes 4

Batman – SuperRes 1

Batman – SuperRes 2

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Batman – 360

Runner Up!

EXFIB0 – Crystals

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus – Racetrack View 2

StateofMynd42 – Riddles in the Dark

Wolf Angelus – Racetrack View 1

FataL1ty – Vista

FataL1ty – Bony

FataL1ty – Clearing

EXFIB0 – The Island

EXFIB0 – Blue Paradise

EXFIB0 – Beautiful Lands



Kana – Happy family

Runner Up!

F1r3fly – Oh Poop! – Freeform

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus – The Incredible Survivor (Hulk Parody)

EXFIB0 – Sunset


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 91 is…

THE LONE RIDER – ARK Skits by Lamewolf 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 ARKitect for Community Crunch 91 is…

The Colonial Isles by The Lime Inc.!

We’d also like to share a runner up:

ArkiTEKt: Futuristic base – The Hope Consortium by F1r3fly!

For their great Tek Tier base!

Fan Feature!

Ark Survival Evolved Cartoon – Tek Tier

Cool ARK Base Design :: Exploring ARK Ragnarok Sponsored Mod :: Awesome ARK Base Locations! by SWChris

ARK Survival: Baba Yaga’s Base (Architectural, ARKitect) by Wolf Angelus

Ark Survival Evolved – Pirate life (PART 55)

ARK Airships w/the Flying Rafts MOD : Ep12 : Geeks Patreon Server

Pink Panda Palace Flora Part 2 | S3E27 Pooptopia Annunaki Island by MeewMaw The Geeky Granny


ARK Survival Evolved Diner Building Guide :: Bar & Grill :: Restaurant Tutorial

Direwolf by Akhoris

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=911178690

MBM Ark logo by ℓα∂уVoltz†

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912321491

Bootiful Dodo costume by Bootiful Wils

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912751961

Catch! by Cupcake

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912289699

Gull by Cupcake

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912264108

“Ouuw Hello, it’s a me, Baby Raptor!” by Wyerex

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912669911

Always wild by CHJ

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910857720

Terror bird by iguana12345678

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=914972294

Dilophosaur by Fletjek

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=914085544

DODOREX by paulosantos567767

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=913924148

Fail by waternebula

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912829886

The Island – custom map by Exhumed (27th April 2017)

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=914779851

That’s it for this post guys!

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



No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.