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Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing??? & Community Crunch #106!

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.

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

Xbox Rentable Servers Info!

As per our announcement post last week, Xbox rentable servers will be available on Xbox from October 25th, supplied by Nitrado. Nitrado has since posted some important additional information about these rentable servers on their website.


Many of you have been wondering why private Xbox One servers were delayed in comparison to PlayStation 4. Rentable servers are relatively new terrain for Xbox One, which means that much work had to be done behind the scenes, both on an organizational and on a technical level. On top of everything Microsoft and Studio Wildcard had to sort out, we also had a part to play:

By Microsoft’s requirements, all services related to Xbox One games must be obtained through the Microsoft store, to provide a unified experience for all games and players. In simple terms: We are not allowed to rent out servers for Xbox One games through our website.

That means: Please do not charge your Nitrado account in anticipation of Xbox One servers! You will not be able to purchase Xbox One servers with your Nitrado account credit.

To be able to offer Xbox One servers for ARK, Nitrado has created our very own app for the Microsoft store. When you order a server for ARK on Xbox One, it will still appear on our website, and it can still be managed through our smartphone apps. It‘s just that all purchases (new orders, extensions, up-/downgrades) will have to go through our Microsoft store app.

Having our own Xbox One app has its advantages: You‘ll be able to change your server settings right from inside the app! For now, this will simply redirect you to our web interface (in an already logged-in state), but for the future we want to fully integrate various features, to make managing servers even more convenient for Xbox One players.

Survivors who are interested in purchasing their own rentable server(s) are strongly encouraged to read the entire article on the Nitrado website for further information on pricing and pre-orders:


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 9th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate

Community Contests!

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!


Pollti – Phoenix on Ragnarok

Runners up!

Yourowner’s Untitled Submission

Wolf Angelus – Sonic Boom Soundwaves

Valoule – NiagarARK fall

StateofMynd42 – Swoops

Honourable Mentions!

Yourowner’s Untitled Submission

Yourowner’s Untitled Submission

Yourowner’s Untitled Submission

Wolf Angelus – Parasaur Travels

Wolf Angelus – Cuteness

Wolf Angelus – Alluring Aroma

StateofMynd42 – Surrender

StateofMynd42 – One Of These Things

StateofMynd42 – No Candy Is Safe

roguewolf91 – Devil On Your Back

Pollti – poison wyvern

Pollti – poison attack

Pollti – alpha wyvern

FataLty – Shore

FataL1ty – When Gods Collide

FataL1ty – War Party

FataL1ty – Victory

FataL1ty – Leaping to another world

FataL1ty – Faceoff

FataL1ty – Brace

FataL1ty – A Dance With Dragons

Ego – It’s safari time!

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


StateofMynd42 – He’s Coming

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus – Head of the Possessed Dining Table

Wolf Angelus – Eerie Possessed Dining Room

Wolf Angelus – Center of the Creepy Conjuring Circle

Wolf Angelus – Belly of the Skeletal Beast

FataL1ty – Ice Mount

Vakarian – ScorchedEarth Panorama

roguewolf91 – A World Divided

FataL1ty – Ice Blast

FataL1ty – A Song of Ice and Death



Wolf Angelus – Hidden Objects ARK Dino Edition

Honourable Mentions!

Ego – Sudden flashbacks

F1r3fly – Community Crunch – Behind the Scenes

F1r3fly – Into the Woods

Jamie Weaver – Arriving in the new world!

Starwolf23 – Find New Castle


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 106 is…

“UNSTOPPABLE” – An ARK PvP Montage by KishK0!


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 106 is…

The Old, Possessed Mansion on Horror Hill by Wolf Angelus!


Rebuild of the Brontopia by Valoule!

Fan Feature!

Hope Ark Evolved Map V3.2 by vwcamper

Eco’s Terrariums Mod | Official Cinematic Showcase by Jukari

Tek Community Center build on Floating Tree platform by Travis138

5 Pillar Wyvern Trap | Ark Survival Evolved Ragnarok Tips by Firespark81

Tag and Dax vs Ark Survival Evolved: SCORCHED EARTH DINO HELP DESK

The True Manticore Battle – ARK: Survival Evolved Shenanigans by ShadowSword

Acting up (PART 66) by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl

The Bases of Nerd Parade’s Ragnarok PvP by blitzfire911

Skyrider City version 22 by MissyPrime

Griffin by XxCrazyNyanCatxX


Can’t Fly Yet by Violet


Fire Wyvern by Shintharo


Dodo! by TNT_2


Raptor by Mr.Overkill


Ark’ Art by LastGon

Tek-Treehouse by Vakarian

V-REX by milokamilo


Milo-Tylo by milokamilo


Shastasaurus by milokamilo


ARK by fruit


My Dino painting xD by fruit


IT: Neilbolt House by Mr. Jurassic

IT: Pennywise! by Mr. Jurassic


Dossier: Torosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus


That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard







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