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Community Crunch #100!

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: 2x 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 14th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
2x Maturing
2x Hatching
2x Gestation
2x Faster Mating Interval Rates

Reminder: this 2x 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=100;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=3.9;Mountains Frequency=11.5;Mountains Slope=1.90;MountainsHeight=.815;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.65;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=25;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.005;ErosionStrength=0.005;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.11;RWBiomeSize=0.15;MountainBiomeStart=-0.49;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.55;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=0.50;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.0135;SnowTreeDensity=1.25;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.07;ShoreTreeDensity=0.32;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.035;ShorelineThickness=0.045;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.7f,Y=0.7f);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!


FataL1ty – O Dear Obelisk

Runner Ups!


GG Fizz – Ragnarok Cliff Side Viking Town Main Entrance

BlueDragon – A new day

Ego – Land of the Lost

Pollti – Ruins in flames

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Angry

BlueDragon – Dark Raptor

BlueDragon – Enter the leech!

BlueDragon – Hidden threat

BlueDragon – Mythical morning

BlueDragon – Predator and Prey

BlueDragon – Running on the beach

BlueDragon – Standing tall

BlueDragon – Sunset flight

BlueDragon – The fearless compy

BlueDragon – Tropical morning

Ego – Awakening of the evil

Ego – Furious guardians

Ego – Prepare for battle

Kovko – Bloodbath

1David25 – OAF’s Boardward

1David25 – Island Castle

Domino – King of the Guardian Trio

Domino – Meet The Rocket Jumper

EXFIB0 – Canyon Lake

EXFIB0 – Fire Wyvern

EXFIB0 – Icelake

EXFIB0 – Lakeside

EXFIB0 – Lightning Wyvern

EXFIB0 – Set The World On Fire

FataL1ty – Against the Elements

FataL1ty – Beacons

FataL1ty – Danger in the Dawn

FataL1ty – Heavensward

FataL1ty – Much Daybreak. Wow.

FataL1ty – Patrol

FataL1ty – Snow Patrol

FataL1ty – Stream of Tears

FataL1ty – Time to Turn Back

FataL1ty – Windblown

GG Fizz – Ragnarok Cliff Side Viking Town Cliff View

GG Fizz – Ragnarok Cliff Side Viking Town Full View

Kovko – Catch me if you can

Kovko – Coming Through

Kovko – Loner

Kovko – Ptera Attack

Kovko – Target located

Pollti – Jungle_Dungeon

Pollti – Swamp Ruins

roguewolf91 – In Search of Adventure

Seggzy – ARK Wars

Wolf Angelus – Bite Sized

Wolf Angelus – Hunter of the Blood Forest

Wolf Angelus – Mythical Fantasy

Wolf Angelus – Rex Playing in Water

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


EXFIB0 – High Up

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Across the sea

BlueDragon – Crystal Clear

BlueDragon – Floating View

GG Fizz – Ragnarok Cliff Side Viking Town Market View

EXFIB0 – Mountain Lake

EXFIB0 – Ragnarok

EXFIB0 – Redwood Waterfalls

FataL1ty – Dragon’s View

FataL1ty – Run, run, RUN!

FataL1ty – Snowy Vantage Point

Kovko – Island

Kovko – Streams

roguewolf91 – What Lies Beneath

Wolf Angelus – Rexes Incoming!

Wolf Angelus – Sunset



F1r3fly – The Life of a Trilo-bites

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Cruisin’

EXFIB0 – Poison

Wolf Angelus – L’ego my Pego


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 100 is…

THE HUNT by Legs


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 100 is…

it’s a tie!

GGFizz’s Ragnarok Viking Town!


Ragnarok Treehouse Evolved by Sitharias

Full album: http://imgur.com/gallery/KQQ6R

We’d also like to give congratulations to our runners up this week:

Homemade Redwood Tree by Gingie!

Check out the full album: http://imgur.com/a/1HxAs

 Ragnarok WATERFALL CASTLE BASE TOUR | Ark Survival [NO MODS] by badassunicorn

Ark Survival Evolved || Patreon Base Showcase – Dragon Keep by Dragonarcwar

Fan Feature!

Exploring Ragnarok – Artifact of the Hunter by MonkeyManTV

Cool ARK Ragnarok Barn and Stable – Exploring ARK Ragnarok Official Map – Awesome ARK Base Locations by SWChris

Ark Survival Evolved, River Mouth Base by The Pilgrim

Sand Smell by Shuher

Miller Flakes! by Kaigs


Top Hat Jerboa by Catbug


Diving with mantas by Wawann


Three Raptors by Peekofwar


Forest Camo Megalania by Sharkcat


Desert Camo Megalania by Sharkcat


Snow Camo Megalania by Sharkcat


Realistic Giganotosaurus by DinoPlayer34


Tyrannotitan by milokamilo


Ragnarok Resource map by Exhumed


Additional Creatures Official Dossier: Purussaurus! by Shadlos


Additional Creatures Official Dossier: Megaraptor by Shadlos


Dossier: I. rex by Scanova the Carnotaurus


Dossier: Gallimimus by Scanova the Carnotaurus


Dossier: Sabertooth by Scanova the Carnotaurus


That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard



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