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Community Crunch #115!

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!

ARK Sales!

For those who’ve yet to experience the joys of ARK, now is your chance to get in as we have a discount available on the Humble Store for Steam!

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Season Pass

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 22nd of January 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:

Four Categories

*NEW* Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA’s new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. For the time being, the current prize is double our normal amount, so winners will receive 200$ and runner-ups will receive 100$.

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!



GamerPerfection – Exotic Forest

Wolf Angelus – Tropical Filter


BlueDragon – Dinner for two

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Deadly nightlight

BlueDragon – Got any honey

GamerPerfection – Maybe I’ll Wait Till Dusk

roguewolf91 – Dawning Of A New Day For Olympus

StateofMynd42 – Don’t Fear the Reaper

Valoule – Horror school

Valoule – Horror School 2

Wolf Angelus – Colorful Fantasy Filter

Wolf Angelus – Mosaic Filter

Super Resolution!


GamerPerfection – The Gateway

Vakarian – Quickly to the underground

roguewolf91 – Lighter Than Air


Wolf Angelus – Cliff Hangout

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Aberration crossover

BlueDragon – Blending in

BlueDragon – Future Funko Pop! model

BlueDragon – Gem hunter

BlueDragon – Nest

BlueDragon – Oh Ma Gawd!

BlueDragon – Patrolling

BlueDragon – Soaring

BlueDragon – Spino Splash

Ego – The Grim Reaper

Ego – Wait, sweetheart!

Ego – Wings of the Flame

GamerPerfection – Touchdown

MadRavager – Basking

MadRavager – Fight

MadRavager – The Traveller

StateofMynd42 – Brother From Another Mother

StateofMynd42 – New Heights

StateofMynd42 – Sunset Drake

StateofMynd42 -Tag

Vakarian –  Take off

Vakarian – Activate Drak‘s Camouflage

Vakarian – Climbing up

Vakarian – Drake on the wall

Vakarian – First Rock Drake flight

Vakarian – OMG! Reaper in the House

Vakarian – Radioactive!

Vakarian – Young Rock Drake

Valoule – Deep blue

Wolf Angelus – Action Glide

Wolf Angelus – Don’t Eat That!

Wolf Angelus – Smile and Look Cute

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


BlueDragon – The spine


Vakarian – Over the mushrooms

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – In the beginning

roguewolf91 – Life in the Swamp

StateofMynd42 – Riding Shotgun

Vakarian – Activate Drak‘s Camouflage

Vakarian – Happy Rock Drake

Vakarian – Little World

Vakarian – Manticore Bossfight

Vakarian – The surface at sunrise

Valoule – Arkbyss

Wolf Angelus – Fantasy Falls

Wolf Angelus – High Dive Lookout

Wolf Angelus – Rock Drake Hangout



F1r3fly – Stranger Things – Ark Aberration


Wolf Angelus – ARK Trading Card (Rex)

Honorable Mentions!

GamerPerfection – Don’t Be Alarmed

GamerPerfection – Nameless Attack (Painted Style)

Valoule – LimDodo


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 115 is…

LameWolfProductions for The Weapon That Can Destroy Any Base!


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 115 is…

it’s a tie!

Congratulations to…

TLC 138 for their Cliff Side Base!


Valoule for fully playable Cluedodo build!

You can check out the rest of his images and how to play here:  https://imgur.com/a/rLsvG

 and we’d also like to announce a runner-up…

Sitharias for their Cliff Platform Castle!

and you can check out their speed build videos here:

Fan Feature!

Ambush by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl

The Wolf Wing by Wolf Angelus

Link and ARK by SmileB4Death

The Greediest Man on ARK by SmileB4Death

Dragonpunk Leviathan Test Build by Dragonarcwar

ARK Ragnarok Farm by Kirikou

Fanmade Dossier: Olorotitan by Scanova the Carnotaurus

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1272484043

Fanmade Dossier: Edaphosaurus by Solitak

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=547195207

Fanmade Dossier: Carnoraptor by Scanova the Carnotaurus

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1272620818

Wild Dino AI by Violet

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1264581345

Golden Ravager by iguana12345678

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1269978782 

Blue Rock Drake by Ramsey

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1274122909

ARK by Rick

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1272673661

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1273834206

Ghillie ‘n Galli by Naito

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1258234745

The primal sperm whale by milokamilo

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1271337427

Megalosaurus GIF by Naito

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1220498991

Compy Close Up by Trickle Down Snekonomics

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1253689002

Sharkcat’s Dino Paint Skins!

Forest Camo Rock Drake: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1270968321

Rudolph The Reindeer Megaloceros: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1225487223

Red Bull Rock Drake: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1271951446

That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard











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