Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch!
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!
For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a discount available on the Humble Store for Steam!
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
NVidia Ansel Photography Contest
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:
*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
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
GamerPerfection - The Gateway
Vakarian - Quickly to the underground
roguewolf91 - Lighter Than Air
Wolf Angelus - Cliff Hangout
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
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
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)
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!
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:
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
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
Steampunk base by ClairePeach
Home run Reaper by Mr Dolphin! (bug or feater? 🤔)
Fanmade Dossier: Olorotitan by Scanova the Carnotaurus
Fanmade Dossier: Edaphosaurus by Solitak
Fanmade Dossier: Carnoraptor by Scanova the Carnotaurus
Wild Dino AI by Violet
Golden Ravager by iguana12345678
Blue Rock Drake by Ramsey
ARK by Rick
Ghillie 'n Galli by Naito
The primal sperm whale by milokamilo
Megalosaurus GIF by Naito
Compy Close Up by Trickle Down Snekonomics
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! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:
All the best,