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Community Crunch #122: Dino TLC, Extended Evo Event, & What’s Coming Next!

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!

TLC #2 Preview – Parasaurolphous!

Everyone’s favorite early tame, the Parasaur, won’t be receiving a visual update but will be receiving some handy ability upgrades to make it more useful for beginner survivors in TLC #2.

The Parasaur has found its voice in the form of a loud vocalization capable of notifying the player of surrounding danger and is even able to scare away smaller creatures when doing so. The call can be separated into the same categories as other creatures with a type of “turret mode” as well as the call can be done on command by the player, just like a roar.

Have issues with annoying Pegomastax or Ichthyornis stealing from you constantly while you’re just trying to stroll down the beach? Got a Raptor pack hot on your heels? Have a Parasaur tag along with you and when of these pesky critters gets too close, your Parasaur will keep them at bay.

While riding your Parasaur, the Parasaur can send out a kind of echolocation that gives the player notice of where enemy players, tames, and wild dangers are around them, even when they are in line-of-sight. In combination these abilities make the Parasaur a very strong ally during those early days on the beach and ongoing. They are able to alert survivors when someone is trying to sneak into their base by acting like a living tripwire alarm!

On top of these new abilities the Parasaur will also have increased base carry weight which will allow it to carry even more of your belongings as you explore the Island and try to find your way around the ARK, and the ability to attack while running which it previously was not able to do.

Here are some other in-game images of what you can expect next week!

What’s Coming Next?

Now that we’ve shared the changes to the Parasaur that wraps up what is coming in TLC #2. The patch includes the Sarco, Spino, Argent, Raptor, Trike, and Parasaur, and is looking on schedule to go out early next week with a console release planned for mid-April. We will keep console players updated about more accurate release dates as we get closer to submitting patches.

Going forward, Wildcard is will be consolidating our patching process on PC. We will be leaning heavily on regular Tuesday (or Wednesday if needed) deployments unless critical fixes require patches outside of that regular patch day. These will become collective weekly bug patching updates rather than separate updates for each bug fix that in the past resulted in multiple patches a week.

After TLC #2 is released we will also be turning our focus more directly on to bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements in the weeks ahead. There are some issues that have been brought to the attention of the team by an artistic movement created to highlight the issues that affect players negatively the most. In tandem with development on TLC #2 these issues have been documented for future analysis, and after TLC #2 is released we will begin investigating and addressing these issues as one of our main focuses.

New Servers!

On Friday we completed our removal of low population Legacy servers. Over the weekend and into today we have been in the process of onlining new servers based on popularity and usage. If you’re looking for a fresh server to play on, here is a list of some of the new servers that are now available!


NA/EU PVE/PVP 327-389
OC PvE 390-394
EU PVP CrossARK 11
NA PVP CrossARK 12
EU PVP CrossARK 13


NA/EU PVE/PVP 829-888
NA ORP CrossARK 13
NA ORP CrossARK 14
NA Prim+ PVE CrossARK 4
OC PVE 889-893


NA/EU PVE/PVP 859-921
NA PVP CrossARK 12
NA Prim+ PVE CrossARK 5
NA ORP CrossARK 6 *accidentally labeled as EU atm
EU CrossPlay PVP 922-926
OC PVE 927-931

If you are a PC player looking to download a copy of your now deprecated official server you can do so at the link below. Save files for Xbox and PS4 deprecated legacy servers will be available to use via Nitrado tomorrow through their server admin panel so stay tuned for that.


Extended 2x Evo Event!

Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend and into next week! Over St. Patrick’s Day an Evo Event will be active from Friday the 16th at 1pm EST until Wednesday the 21st at 3pm. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

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

Fan Building Contest!

Survivors, Firespark81 & GGFizz are currently hosting a building contest for fellow PC Survivors. They are doing both a vanilla and modded contest.

If you’re a budding arkitect and interested in the competition, check out the video above. They also have a list of rules and a sign-up form if you’d like to enter.

Contest Rules & Info: https://sites.google.com/view/buildconrules/

Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaInq2jQ_i5Xe0AWQI6UN9KAK4O0RqgDH_j2eXupfk3rjpFQ/viewform

Be sure to get in touch with them if you’re interested in participating, and good luck!

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.

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!



StateofMynd42 – Flight of Dragon


pitsmat – Prosper

Ego – Yin Yang

Morgengrau – Soul Eater

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Amaterasu – Pachy in Waiting

Wolf Amaterasu – Liquid Color

Valoule – Raptor leap

StateofMynd42 – Tundra Throwdown

StateofMynd42 – Shipwreck

StateofMynd42 – Sharptooth

StateofMynd42 – Pine Tree State

roguewolf91 – Stand Your Ground

StateofMynd42 – Peaceful Falls

StateofMynd42 – Para-dise

Rahthos – Hot Streak

Rahthos – Dark Monarch

pitsmat – Surprise

pitsmat – Forgotten

Morgengrau – Facing Death

Morgengrau – Eye for an Eye with the Predator

Morgengrau – Duel

F1r3fly – Skull Island – Kong Filter

Ego – How to train your Dragon

Ego – Home

Ego – Crystal hearts

BlueDragon – Vertebra

BlueDragon – Something blue

BlueDragon – Ice Ice Allo

pitsmat – Purpose

pitsmat – Oasis

pitsmat – Glare

Super Resolution!


Rahthos – Bloodfall’s Hallow

Runner up!

ZoaLive – The dream of far away galaxies

Honourable Mentions!

Ego – Shadows of fear

Ego – Mouth of the volcano

Ego – Fairy tale

BlueDragon – Strike!

BlueDragon – Rivalry

BlueDragon – Desert Ravager

ZoaLive – That´s MY rock!

ZoaLive – On the hunt

ZoaLive – Let´s shine

ZoaLive – I have a feeling there is someone behind me

ZoaLive – Grumpy Town during High Noon

ZoaLive – Colorful beauty

ZoaLive – Breath of the wild

ZoaLive – Angry Chalicotherium

Wolf Amaterasu – Obelisk Background Liquid Rex

Wolf Amaterasu – Liquid Wyvern

Wolf Amaterasu – Icy Fire Red Dominant

Valoule – Micro horizon

SgtWest – True King of the Hill

SgtWest – The Hunting Crow

SgtWest – The Bionic King

roguewolf91 – The One That Got Away

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Wolf Amaterasu – The Great Valley

Honorable Mentions!

Wolf Amaterasu – Twin Falls

Wolf Amaterasu – Surrounded

Wolf Amaterasu – Ruin on the Lake

Wolf Amaterasu – Play Lake

Wolf Amaterasu – On the Log

Wolf Amaterasu – Fishing Retreat

BlueDragon – Tek and Nature

Valoule – Escape the T-rex

StateofMynd42 – Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

StateofMynd42 – Canyons

roguewolf91 – Waters of Life



F1r3fly – Set Yourself Free

Runner up!

Wolf Amaterasu – ARK Snake Pass

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Amaterasu – Burn Blue (4 Mirrored Liquid Wyvern Breath Images)

Dragonarcwar – When Dinner Tries To Fly


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 122 is…

Ravager Time by starwolf23!


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 122 is…

Zelda map (link’s awakening) in ARK by Valoule!

We would also like to announce two runners up this week for their equally as fantastic builds:

Ark Tripod by MissyPrime!

and How-To Build a Functional Zodiac Raft by Tlc138!

Fan Feature!

Ark Aberration – Twisted Reality by lavitaebella1279

StoryTime: George the Conqueror Ep 1 by lavitaebella1279

How To Build an Otter Shop :: ARK: Building w/ Fizz (No MODS)  by GG Fizz

Epic Roof Design by Virgil Gaming

Holiday Home by Mad1

Project Pandora Tour – Ark S+ PvE by Darkling NZ

Mistake by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl

Clear Skies of The Center by Violet


misplaced your structure? tame this! by mateaperic51


the small one for taming by mateaperic51


sea thing by mateaperic51


Thylacosmilus by Laelamcpitty


Red Fox Dire Wolf by Sharkcat


Monolo by milokamilo


Pyria: Mythos Evolved Official Dossier: Water Wyvern by Shadlos


Additional Creatures Official Dossier: Palaeoloxodon by Shadlos


That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard



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