• AB-Banner2.jpg
  • Announcements

    • Jatheish

      Note for players regarding Ascension (please open terminal/tribute before ascending)   02/04/18

      With the latest server update on PC (v276.493), if you're going to attempt ascension, before doing so please make sure you've opened a supply crate/transmitter/obelisk/ basically anything terminal/tribute inventories. It's a temp workaround to characters being lost when ascending whilst we're investigating character issues further.
  • Jen

    Community Crunch 123: Updated TLC Dossiers & Mod Workshop #1!

     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 - Updated Dossiers!

    With TLC patch #2 just around the corner (tomorrow for PC!) we're excited to share with you the new dossiers for the 6 creatures that will be receiving changes this patch. This includes the Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaur, and Triceratops. Take a look!

    large.5ab02edcc3d7f_Dossier_Argentavis(1).jpg

    large.5ab02ec73fe2d_Dossier_Parasaur(1).jpg

    large.5ab02eac0c0f5_Dossier_Raptor(1).jpg

    large.5ab02e8ebd66f_Dossier_Sarcosuchus(1).jpg

    large.5ab02e6fea9bd_Dossier_Spinosaurus(1).jpg

    large.5ab02e3b353c4_Dossier_Triceratops(1).jpg

    And here is a bonus peek at the Argent and Sarco in-action!

    large_Arg.jpg

    Check out those chompers but don't get too close!

    large.sarcob.jpg.ddab624115259cc380c83e3

    Mod Workshop #1 & Tutorial Contest #2!

    Hello everyone, Zen here!

    This week I've got something special for the modding community. Remember when I said I was going to start bringing tutorials to the community? Well, that starts today and it's called Wildcard Workshop!

    The first video is for completely new modders and those that are interested in starting. Check it out! In the next episode, we start getting into the gritty work with our first mod ;)

    We've also got another modding tutorial contest! We're going to do something a bit more fun this time and look at a topic that will show an interesting way to make the game look more dynamic by having materials be affected by the time of day in-game! I expect to see some pretty interesting results from this contest.

    PS4 North America Sale!

    large.5ab04729bf31e_OutsideisOverated.jp

    ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!

    large.EvoEvent.png

    Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 23rd of March at 1 PM EST until Monday at 3 PM. 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! The contest ends in just a few more days!

    Community Contests!

    NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

    large.Ansel.jpg.683f020687f3fe873c17912d

    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!

    Freestyle!

    Winner!

    pitsmat - Feathers

    large.5ab03896aec32_pitsmat-Feathers-Freestyle.jpg

    Runners-up!

    BlueDragon - Spring

    large.5ab038a7876d6_BlueDragon-Spring-Freestyle.jpg

    pitsmat - Ashes to Remember

    large.5ab038b315c50_pitsmat-AshestoRemember-Freestyle.jpg

    Honourable Mentions!

    Wolf Amaterasu - Mythical Morning

    large.5ab038d8ee681_WolfAmaterasu-MythicalMorning-Freestyle.jpg

    Valoule - Winter park

    large.5ab038d2ae9bb_Valoule-Winterpark-Freestyle2.jpg

    StateofMynd42 - Heart of the Dragon

    large.5ab038d0319b9_StateofMynd42-HeartoftheDragon-Freestyle.jpg

    StateofMynd42 - A Knight and his Horse

    large.5ab038cce0973_StateofMynd42-AKnightandhisHorse-Freestyle.jpg

    roguewolf91 - Hakuna Matata

    large.5ab038c9ea933_roguewolf91-HakunaMatata-Freestyle.jpg

    Rahthos - Infusion Process

    large.5ab038c701354_Rahthos-InfusionProcess-Freestyle.jpg

    Rahthos - Homo Deus

    large.5ab038c43ecb5_Rahthos-HomoDeus-Freestyle.jpg

    Rahthos - Blazing Soul

    large.5ab038c130ab3_Rahthos-BlazingSoul-Freestyle.jpg

    Rahthos - Baleful Flight

    large.5ab038bd30602_Rahthos-BalefulFlight-Freestyle.jpg

    pitsmat - Eyes of Innocence

    large.5ab038b9ae9b8_pitsmat-EyesofInnocence-Freestyle.jpg

    pitsmat - Broken Serenity

    large.5ab038b6a4bec_pitsmat-BrokenSerenity-Freestyle.jpg

    pitsmat - Among Stars

    large.5ab038b0c2071_pitsmat-AmongStars-Freestyle.jpg

    Ego - Grumpy Town

    large.5ab038ae9e6ff_Ego-GrumpyTown-Freestyle.jpg

    BlueDragon - Thorny Dragon Nest

    large.5ab038abca52b_BlueDragon-ThornyDragonNest-Freestyle.jpg

    BlueDragon - Rock Drake Portrait

    large.5ab038a3d9e2e_BlueDragon-RockDrakePortrait-Freestyle.jpg

    BlueDragon - Fountain

    large.5ab038a1187fa_BlueDragon-Fountain-Freestyle.jpg

    pitsmat - Lost

    large.5ab0389e61d08_pitsmat-Lost-Freestyle.jpg

    pitsmat - Hostile

    large.5ab0389acc3dc_pitsmat-Hostile-Freestyle.jpg

    Super Resolution!

    Winner!

    BlueDragon - Welcome to the Thunderdome

    large.5ab036b3156a6_BlueDragon-WelcometotheThunderdome-SuperRes.jpg

    Runner up!

    Wolf Amaterasu - Over the River

    large.5ab036d5e09f6_WolfAmaterasu-OvertheRiver-8x.jpg

    ZoaLive - AHHH! A shadow!!!

    large.5ab036e086ae6_ZoaLive-AHHH!Ashadow!!!-SuperResolution.jpg

    Honourable Mentions!

    ZoaLive - Snowstorm

    large.5ab036f099b07_ZoaLive-Snowstorm-SuperResolution.jpg

    ZoaLive - Sky Beauty

    large.5ab036ee2ab87_ZoaLive-SkyBeauty-SuperResolution.jpg

    ZoaLive - Focus

    large.5ab036ec48986_ZoaLive-Focus-SuperResolution.jpg

    ZoaLive - Flight to the moon

    large.5ab036e9900a2_ZoaLive-Flighttothemoon-SuperResolution.jpg

    ZoaLive - Cold morning shower

    large.5ab036e6e7a61_ZoaLive-Coldmorningshower-SuperResolution.jpg

    ZoaLive - Breakfast

    large.5ab036e45f426_ZoaLive-Breakfast-SuperResolution.jpg

    Wolf Amaterasu - Tranquil Highlands

    large.5ab036dce69ca_WolfAmaterasu-TranquilHighlands-8x.jpg

    Wolf Amaterasu - Spider Ruins

    large.5ab036d9b081d_WolfAmaterasu-SpiderRuins-8x.jpg

    Wolf Amaterasu - Aztec Guardian

    large.5ab036d2bff6a_WolfAmaterasu-AztecGuardian-8x.jpg

    Wolf Amaterasu - Amethyst Remnant

    large.5ab036cf145fa_WolfAmaterasu-AmethystRemnant-8x.jpg

    Valoule - Cascade

    large.5ab036cc3611a_Valoule-Cascade-Superresolution.jpg

    StateofMynd42 - When Lightning Strikes

    large.5ab036c96836d_StateofMynd42-WhenLightningStrikes-SuperResolution.jpg

    roguewolf91 - Unwanted Attention

    large.5ab036c78a563_roguewolf91-UnwantedAttention-SuperResolution.jpg

    Rahthos - Draconic

    large.5ab036c2a0d99_Rahthos-Draconic-SuperResolution.jpg

    Rahthos - Cherry Blossoms

    large.5ab036c05d2e8_Rahthos-CherryBlossoms-SuperResolution.jpg

    Ego - Who is next

    large.5ab036bd961e6_Ego-Whoisnext-SuperResolution.jpg

    doubi - Winter has come

    large.5ab036ba446e9_doubi-Winterhascome-SuperResolution.jpg

    doubi - Icy encounter

    large.5ab036b79f7d9_doubi-Icyencounter-SuperResolution.jpg

    doubi - Cold vision

    large.5ab036b54f3b5_doubi-Coldvision-SuperResolution.jpg

    BlueDragon - The mansion

    large.5ab036b092705_BlueDragon-Themansion-SuperRes.jpg

    BlueDragon - Look to the stars

    large.5ab036ad9c81c_BlueDragon-Looktothestars-SuperRes.jpg

    BlueDragon - Battlesaurs

    large.5ab036ab81675_BlueDragon-Battlesaurs-SuperRes.jpg

    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

    Winner!

    Wolf Amaterasu - Crystalline Falls

    large.5ab03c0e054fe_WolfAmaterasu-CrystallineFalls-360.jpg

    Runner up!

    roguewolf91 - Embrace the Fantastic

    large.5ab03c02bf52f_roguewolf91-EmbracetheFantastic-Panoramic360Stereoscopic3D.jpg

    Honorable Mentions!

    Wolf Amaterasu - Prelude of the Beast

    large.5ab03c188fdd8_WolfAmaterasu-PreludeoftheBeast-360.jpg

    Wolf Amaterasu - Forgotten Temple

    large.5ab03c164ae51_WolfAmaterasu-ForgottenTemple-360.jpg

    Wolf Amaterasu - Forest Intersection

    large.5ab03c13a9ff2_WolfAmaterasu-ForestIntersection-360.jpg

    Wolf Amaterasu - Desert Ruins

    large.5ab03c10855aa_WolfAmaterasu-DesertRuins-360.jpg

    Valoule - Meso tree

    large.5ab03c0b84724_Valoule-Mesotree-360.jpg

    StateofMynd42 - Dragonheart VR Experience

    large.5ab03c05bad2a_StateofMynd42-DragonheartVRExperience-360Steroscopic.jpg

    Goober1823 - Lonely Wastelands

    large.5ab03c007e786_Goober1823-LonelyWastelands-Panoramic360Stereoscopic3D.jpg

    Freeform!

    Winner!

    Valoule - New mobile game

    large.5ab03b74d539e_Valoule-Newmobilegame-Freeform.jpg

    Runner up!

    Wolf Amaterasu - The Machine

    large.5ab03b84a9a87_WolfAmaterasu-TheMachine-Freeform.jpg

    Honourable Mentions!

    Wolf Amaterasu - Happy St.Patrick's Day

    large.5ab03b81cb167_WolfAmaterasu-HappySt.PatricksDay-Freeform.jpg

    Wolf Amaterasu - Flower Symphony

    large.5ab03b7e52417_WolfAmaterasu-FlowerSymphony-Freeform.jpg

    StateofMynd42 - Dragonheart

    large.5ab03b72ca8c1_StateofMynd42-Dragonheart-Freeform.jpg

    F1r3fly - Unlikely Friendships Oil Painting

    large.5ab03b70ecc8c_F1r3fly-UnlikelyFriendshipsOilPainting-Freeform.jpg

    doubi - Final Stare

    large.5ab03b6e7b9b1_doubi-FinalStare-Freeform.jpg

    DeathStalker - NVIDIA Ansel Art 8

    large.5ab03b6b56990_DeathStalker-NVIDIAAnselArt8-Freeform.jpg

    DeathStalker - NVIDIA Ansel Art 7

    large.5ab03b689133b_DeathStalker-NVIDIAAnselArt7-Freeform.jpg

    DeathStalker - NVIDIA Ansel Art 6

    large.5ab03b64ed786_DeathStalker-NVIDIAAnselArt6-Freeform.jpg

    DeathStalker - NVIDIA Ansel Art 5

    large.5ab03b61ed288_DeathStalker-NVIDIAAnselArt5-Freeform.jpg

    DeathStalker - NVIDIA Ansel Art 4

    large.5ab03b5e6a48b_DeathStalker-NVIDIAAnselArt4-Freeform.jpg

    DeathStalker - NVIDIA Ansel Art 3

    large.5ab03b5c6e831_DeathStalker-NVIDIAAnselArt3-Freeform.jpg

    DeathStalker - NVIDIA Ansel Art 2

    large.5ab03b5999fdc_DeathStalker-NVIDIAAnselArt2-Freeform.jpg

    DeathStalker - NVIDIA Ansel Art 1

    large.5ab03b571065b_DeathStalker-NVIDIAAnselArt1-Freeform.jpg

    ARKVideo!

    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 123 is...

    KingProductionsTroll for their hilarious death montage called The Ark Experience!

    ARKitect!

    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 123 is…

    Ragnarok Castle Rebuild by Aaron Longstaff!

    We'd also like to give runner up to the following two builds:

    U.S.S. Lagtanic by TLC 138!

    ...and Stone Age Settlement Base by The Pilgrimz Project!

    If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:

    Fan Feature!

    Ark Survival Inspired Paintings, Featherlight, Wyvern, Jerboa and more!

    DUNGEON OF UNIMAGINABLE HORRORS by Lame Wolf Productions!

    WHO'S CHANGING OUR DINOS?! - ARK Skits

    Ark Survival Evolved - Big fish

    Ark Aberration: Modded Decorative Waterfall Base by ZoaLive

    Ark - Angry birds by Valoule
    Tv3Y0Im.png

    ARK McDonald's by Wolf Angelus
    4XsvKZ9.jpg

    "Parasaur Mother" by FollyVentures
    360D1E9B04FE8F9DD71417162ADE35983714FE4D
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1333373480

    She just wants to Play by Violet
    A561C3FEA41CA17D9FE1F3F64EC2C88DEDBDEC17
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1332548980

    Dodo-Rex by |L.F|❃FLUFFY❃✯Fr✯
    C860A0CCF8E80A50346D30A763372BAC5C654A7B
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1334986550

    Tamed Raptor by |L.F|❃FLUFFY❃✯Fr✯
    F3EFFD9905CE12DDFEA536A12D94521C8FA23287
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1333753527

    m'lady by mateaperic51
    E95068BA080AC61FF710A9D921D2D0101BE50216
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1330295979

    Rugops by Mr. Jurassic
    09548AD76C6941C5CCFB5CC8B22662316FCA58B6

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1331916693

    JPOG-style Allo by milokamilo
    879789327BFFFB10813A7DC72FFB6930E482EEB5
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1333805376

    Ark: Lost Continet: Wip Achillobator texturing by Kaprodonychus
    2C4A709E354BCEA48A73C434E041ACA4471BFFE6
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1334745691

    Thylacosmilus WIP by Laelamcpitty
    EB994B3A68CFEA3035E6135A028E8CFFD398A922
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1332183193

    Introducing Palaeoloxodon! by Nokryn
    2771CBAB51923C51A278A410B1F25601F0627111
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1334012971

    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:

    Edited by Jen

    • Like 2


    Sign in to follow this  
    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback


    Love the new dossiers!

    According to the steam patch notes page the patch is dropping tomorrow, but I was surprised to see no mention of it in the crunch

    Missed it at the top!

    Edited by Rahthos

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Gtz to the winners :) Thought I was lucky to get runners-up this week great builds all round. The argy and sarco look amazing I am glad the sacro lost its nose teeth 0.o

     

    Edited by ThePilgrim

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 hour ago, rororoxor said:

    i'm sure we can guess who the "interesting woman who tamed the herd of parasaurs" is

    Lol

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    the ark video death montage is pretty much spot on for your first month of dying, just wish the raptor has proper front arms facing inwards and not down on the TLC like they should be anatomically correct for raptors but it all looks good.

    Nice job on all those who submitted, good stuff in there.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Thanks for runner up award! Great builds and videos from everyone as usual. I’ll gladyvtake take second place to the castle Aaron and crew did! They killed it with that!!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    "Although its movement speed is slower in a biped stance, it gains considerable attacking strength and mobility in this form."
    The Spino in quad form is already one of most mobile creatures in the game, climbing rocks with ease, so what do they mean by this sentence? It becomes slower but gains mobility.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Amazing work on the new dossiers. Just wanted to point out the teeny tiny misspelling in the Spino's dossier. It says "...Quadriped..." wereas it's actually supposed to say "Quadruped". 

    Just a minor typo, otherwise the dossiers are fire - Keep up the good work!

    //Your local ARK fan

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Thank you for the dev kit tutorial(s).  Both WC and Zen.  Very nice job Zen, I believe I got what you were teaching (and I barely have figured out how to turn this Alienware on).

    I'll be watching all of these.  Hope you'll be touching on Blender also in future updates for creating new items, clothes, etc.

    Edited by Esquire1980

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    2 hours ago, HighFlyer15 said:

    "Although its movement speed is slower in a biped stance, it gains considerable attacking strength and mobility in this form."
    The Spino in quad form is already one of most mobile creatures in the game, climbing rocks with ease, so what do they mean by this sentence? It becomes slower but gains mobility.

    It gets a better turn radius, I think.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Congrats to Aaron and Team!  That Rag castle rebuild is top notch!  It really looks amazing. I’m impressed with all the things that can be done with vanilla ark and vanilla P+.  I’m inspired to try it now!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Dossiers look really good, but please give us S+ on console. There is no competition for us with stick tables and chairs and straw mats. I mean we don't even have a variety of furniture let alone the awesome architecture of S+.  I don't even want to waste time building anymore until it is released. How about some kind of update on this?

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    i have no clue if this asking to much. But it would be amazing if you guys had 2 times as the normal rate. The way it is rn is ok just its hard for any noob on pvp to acutlly make it far enough in one day then get raided the next. Plus when is orp comeing to xbox one? I think it would be nice to play on them and not worry about getting offline raided. Thank you for the aesome updates tho!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now