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    Community Crunch 112 and Dino TLC Preview!

    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: Aberration!

    AVAILABLE NOW!

    Steam on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/708770/ARK_Aberration__Expansion_Pack/

    Microsoft on Xbox One, & Xbox One X, and soon Play Anywhere:
    https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-aberration/brj422pfv2pz

    Sony's PlayStation Network:
    https://store.playstation.com/?resolve=EP0688-CUSA06782_00-ARKABERRATION000

    Aberration Roundup!

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    First of all, a huge wholehearted thank you from everyone here at Studio Wildcard to the ARK Community! Since Aberration released we have received a number of kind messages of support for the game and our team. We appreciate each and every one of you; your feedback, creations, videos, live streams, drawings, screenshots, they mean everything to us and we will be forever grateful to the love you show our game.

    Aberration has been available for a few days now and it has been an absolute blast. Seeing the game do so well on each platform, with so much fan support behind it is incredible. We're looking forward to the weeks ahead and can't wait to experience more of your Aberration stories!

    In honour of Aberration's release, it's time to offer a bounty!

    BOUNTY: ALPHA ABERRATION ENDBOSS

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    We're awarding $2000 to the first person who provides video proof of them defeating the Alpha Aberration Endboss on an Official Aberration server! Remember to include proof that this has taken place on an Official Server, you can do so by showing us the main menu which will indicate the server you're on!

    You can send your entries to [email protected] or Tweet us your video here

    Dino TLC Preview

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    Now that Aberration has been released the question on your mind might be: what's in-store next for ARK?

    Today we're excited to share with you the first few images of our Dino TLC update that is currently being worked on. These images are still work-in-progress and are therefore subject to change before final release, but here are the updated Rex, Ape, and Dire Wolf models.

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    Studio Wildcard started out as a small studio and as we've progressed through ARKs development, we've grown tremendously! We've been able to bring on very talented animators and character artists to work on the project. 

    You've seen some of their work in our more recent creatures and expansion packs, and now they'll be taking their abilities and showing some love to some of the original creatures we launched with. We're excited to see where these creatures go with the new advanced techniques and can't wait to show you how they turn out!

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    These three are not the only models that are planned to be upgraded. We have more coming as well but that'll have to remain a Mysterious Mystery for now! 

    Consoles Patches & Play Anywhere Update

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    We've figured out the networking-retail specific issue we ran into with Microsoft! The Windows 10 release accordingly with Play Anywhere and Crossplay will be available on 19th of December! We've cleared the date with Microsoft! 

     We also have a console update in cert at the moment, it'll fix some bugs which were reported as well as adjust some numbers based on the balance feedback we've received for! You can check out the patch notes here: PS4 Patch Notes / Xbox Patch Notes.

    Ragnarok!

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    Ragnarok Fans! We've got some exciting news regarding the map and its development! In the coming week, Ragnarok will be approximately 100% complete internally, and we'll be releasing a PC update to add in the latest part of the map. We are expecting to deploy this update on Wednesday the 20th of December. The previous Ragnarok update will be making its way to console around the new year, We don't have a precise date as we're not sure on console Cert availability, but once we do we'll let you know.

    ARK: Super Fan Edition!

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    The Collector's Edition of ARK: Survival Evolved is now available for purchase without the game or seasons pass included, for those who already own the game. Thanks for your patience on this, and we're excited to finally get those items out to you guys:

    - HANDCRAFTED, LEATHER-BOUND EXPLORER'S NOTEBOOK: featuring the Dossiers of every creature you'll encounter in "ARK: Survival Evolved", with tips on capturing, taming and training them. With 100+ creatures in the game currently, there's plenty to read up on in this fantastic tome.
    - THE OFFICIAL ARK LOGO NECKLACE: to show your dedication to being a Survivor.
    - A CLOTH MAP OF THE ARK ISLAND: so you'll always know where you are!
    - COLLECTOR'S EDITION CHEST: All of this Ark-themed booty comes packed in a faux-wooden chest that will impress your friends and fellow players!
    - A POSTER FEATURING THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM BEHIND ARK
    - ARK OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK CD

    You can purchase it world-wide today on our website: playark.com

    Xbox Game Sale!

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    ARK: Survival Evolved and its counterparts are currently on sale in the Xbox Store! You can pick up the game for its discounted price at the links below: 

    Xbox base game for 40% off
    Xbox Scorched Earth for 40% off
    Xbox Season Pass for 30% off
    Xbox Explorer’s Edition for 35% off

    ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!

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    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 18th at 6 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

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

    Fan Feature!

    THIS IS ABERRATION | ARK: Survival Evolved | Epic Cinematic by MAVE

    ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED - ABERRATION - WTF IS THIS SPAWN POINT?! by SSundee

    ARK - NOS RAIDEA UN CANGREJO GIGANTE... XDDD #2 - ABERRATION by Nexxuz

    THE LARGEST ARK UPDATE EVER - ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED ABERRATION EXPANSION #1 by JeromeASF

    ARK - HOW TO TAME A ROCK DRAKE In Aberration by Nooblets

    THIS IS ABERRATION ( New ARK DLC ) - ARK Duo Survival Series - Aberration #1 by faceless GAMING

    EVERY NEW CREATURE IN ABERRATION! ROCK DRAKE, REAPER QUEEN & KARKINOS! by Syntac

    🦀ARK EASY KARKINOS TAMING + ALL ABILITIES!! Ark Aberration How To Tame Giant Crab by Fresonis

    ARK: Survival Evolved - NEW DINOSAUR WORLD!! (ARK Aberration, Episode 1) by Typical Gamer

    RockDrake Drawing by * Fluffy * ( Fr )'s Artwork
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    DoDo. by * Fluffy * ( Fr )'s Artwork
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    Magic Egg by * Fluffy * ( Fr )'s Artwork
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    Bulbdog Derp by Ivymaire
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    Aberrant Diplodocus by ⚡Shockal be sleep⚡
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    Chibi Marble by PirateReaper
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    Sanic by fufightr
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    Deinonycanis by milokamilo'
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    That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

    :Jerblove:

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    The TLC models look great, but I am really looking forward to the changes to abilities on the original dino crew. Parasaur, new king of the ARK!  :P 

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    I hope all the creatures get the Sabretooth treatment.

     

    I call this the Sabretooth treatment because that thing is just as detailed as the Aberration dinos.

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    Thanks for all the work you guys do! Love the new models, hopefully the raptor can get some new feathers instead of the plastic-looking ones. (A change to the terrorbird swish-swish sound would be nice).

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    Good job on the remodels! They look so much better than before, especially the Giganotopithecus. My one criticism that has always bothered me about most of the dino models is the way that the hands are pronated downwards when they should be facing inwards instead.

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    Fixing the original creatures!? Awesome!!!

    I really want to see a new spinosaurus, pteranodon, paraSAUROLOPHUS, and raptor.

    if possible maybe a mammoth and a sarcosuchus too. :Jerblove:

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    5 minutes ago, Sycon said:

    Good job on the remodels! They look so much better than before, especially the Giganotopithecus. My one criticism that has always bothered me about most of the dino models is the way that the hands are pronated downwards when they should be facing inwards instead.

    unfortunatly they still have them backwards,

    but the head and teeth, and the rest of the body look so much better!! :)

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    Oh my god you guys, these remodels are amazing. You're really making the rex look like the warlord's beast its meant to be. Smaller, more muscular head, terrifying, more realistic teeth, darker shading, damn, you nailed it!

     

    And,the ape finally looks cool now, instead of looking like me any time someone tells me to smile for a picture.

     

    Also, don't be discouraged by peo ppl e criticising the new looks, ESPECIALLY if they're whining about realism. These are YOUR dinos WC, and I'm just glad to see that you realize that

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    43 minutes ago, PikaSaurus said:

    And,the ape finally looks cool now, instead of looking like me any time someone tells me to smile for a picture.

    I won't lie, that one made me laugh. :D

    My favorite is the Wolf. It looks way more ferocious, you can see it in its eyes. I do agree with @Kirayli on the ears tho, I also preferred the old ones. The new ones seems off to me and doesn't seems to fit. xD

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    Just a point for people to consider complaining about the Rex model it isn’t actually a trex according to the dossier but a tyrannosaurus dominium or TDom so they can do it the way they want without being incorrect 

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    While I think these look better than their previous versions (except the direwolf am I the only one who doesn't like it at all?) a nitpick I have is how simular design wise they are to the old models, I mean come on this is where you should be showing off your improvements that you can make new creatures with new body plans, ditch this stuff with keeping the old rigs and form factor and tread new waters, create something brand new without any of the previous traits which caused the first models to be replaced to begin with, have new aesthetics and builds that we've not seen before not just "look there's the new ape which just has a different face than the old one" ok maybe there's not much design wise you can change with the ape(except add spikes but please don't do that!) but things like the direwolf could look like actual wolves not snarling monsters give them that regal face that makes them iconic and use the skills you have in making lifelike fur that you've shown previously. Maybe the Rex can be almost a new creature not something that looks like a reskin of the old one, not some big stomping over the top movie monster.

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    2 hours ago, Sycon said:

    Good job on the remodels! They look so much better than before, especially the Giganotopithecus. My one criticism that has always bothered me about most of the dino models is the way that the hands are pronated downwards when they should be facing inwards instead.

    True

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    I was hoping the dino tcl pass would include not only remodelling but also new mechanics, re-balancing, new animtaions/attacks, etc. Can we still expect some of those? Thanks anyway for keeping improving the base game. I don't mind a delay in the upcoming DLC if that means more love for the base game and original creatures ;)

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    Love the T-Rex model, looks menacing. The Gigantopithicus and Dire Wolf model looks weird to me, probably just needs some getting use to.  Keep up the good work Wildcard! 

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    5 hours ago, invincibleqc said:

    This is a Rex tho. o.O

    He meant the Giganotopithicus (the ape), not Giganotosaurus (the demon spawn dinosaur) :P I can see how someone can get them confused though.

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    14 hours ago, ArkCreation said:

     The dire wolf looks Good.  It’s definitely a different choice, rather a different artist? The  T Rex looks less like a Tyrannosaurus and more like the reaper in aberration.  I do not like the new T. Rex. The other design was fine the way it was. As far as the T Rex roar I would like the original one back before it was changed during the flyer nerf. It sounded much more menacing and powerful. Right now he sounds like a pussy cat. Is there a possibility of going back to the original roar?

    In my opinion, the old rex's head is way too big for its body. In fact, the whole body's proportions are weird. Also the teeth on the old model are screwed up and tiny. I know ARK is not aiming for realism, but it is not supposed to be overly cartoonish either.

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    1 minute ago, Sycon said:

    He meant the Giganotopithicus (the ape), not Giganotosaurus (the demon spawn dinosaur) :P I can see how someone can get them confused though.

    Ahhh, makes sense; I was confused for a minute. Not used to call them with their... real historical name. xD

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