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!
Rideable Moschops Returns!
By popular demand (and some discussion by our gameplay team) the ridable Moschops makes its return! For those who missed out, during the TLC 2 update we encountered an unintended mechanic which allowed the Moschops to be ridable. After receiving feedback from players regarding the creature and its new founded ability, we decided we wanted to make it so, but do it properly! So stay tuned for a ridable Moschops coming soon to an ARK near you!
Official PC Legacy PVE Savefiles!
Attention PC PvE Legacy Survivors! We've made the current Legacy PC PVE Savefiles available to download. This has been a community request for some time from our player base as some of you have expressed interest in moving on to your own dedicated servers. The snapshot was taken on the 3rd of April 2018 and we're going to see if we can also make console PVE legacy saves available. Please keep in mind that we won't be offering this on our regular Official Network or PvP Legacy servers.
Sponsored Mod Program Update & New Wildcard Workshop Tutorials!
Hey everybody! Zen here with your dose of modding news!
I'm excited to announce a new addition to the Sponsored Mod Program this month. The joy of the hunt was always a significant aspect of ARK for me, and as far as I was concerned, taming was as much a part of that experience as the actual battle with a beast. I am delighted to see that someone has taken the mantle of modding that aspect with some significant changes. I am pleased to announce that the Immersive Taming mod will be joining our roster this month!
Using this mod, you will find that taming has been changed from a battle to protect an unconscious creature while you tried to keep it drugged and stocked with food suppositories to the gauntlet of gaining a creatures trust and trying to tame it in a way that imitates life a bit more.
I also have a couple of new entries for the Wildcard Workshop tutorial series today!
Tutorial #2 focuses on trying to get you into the right mindset for programming and how to look at the interaction between data, logic, and the game world. You will find some supplemental information in the thread post for this one.
In tutorial #3 we build our first mod from the from the minimal files we set up before into something that will actually work if it were uploaded to the workshop.
We will also be making some changes to the Mod Tutorial Contest. Going forward these will be more freestyle under much wider topics. For instance, Contest #3 is all about making ridiculous April Fools Day buffs! We'll also start linking all submissions in the contest thread, not just the winner, since they will all be unique
Eggcellent Adventure Returns!
Until April 10th, survivors will be able to experience the "Eggcellent Adventure" Event on all platforms!
During Eggcellent Adventure, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's. These Bunny Eggs can paint or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft holiday-themed items such as Bunny Ears, a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon, are two brand new cosmetics: the Knitted Chick Hat and Egg Shell Hat for both survivor and dino!
- Wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves feeling eggcellent, sporting bright colours of Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue.
- Wild Dodos are replaced by Bunny Dodos - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable dodo eggs and 50% Bunny eggs
- Wild Oviraptors are replaced by Bunny Oviraptors - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable Oviraptor eggs and 50% Bunny Eggs
- Bunny Eggs can be placed on the ground and painted
- Bunny Eggs will expire after approximately two weeks from inventories, and placed eggs will immediately decay once the event is turned off.
- Run your private server with '-ActiveEvent=Easter' to turn on the event
- Running the same server without -ActiveEvent=Easter will delete all placed egg structures
- PC players can use Steam > ARK > Properties > General > Set Launch Options and paste in -ActiveEvent=Easter to experience the event in single player/non-dedicated/player dedicated worlds. You must enable the event yourself in these modes.
- Event is not available in Primitive Plus, or single player console worlds, non-dedicated console servers, or player dedicated console servers. Console can however spawn and use the new cosmetics with the command below.
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoChickHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoChickHat'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick.PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Leather/PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny.PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Halloween/PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg.PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg'" 1 0 0
This year we thought it would be fun to run a little egg painting contest along-side the event for those artistically inclined survivors to show off their work! You can check out the details here:
ARK is on Sale for PS4 & Xbox!
ARK is available on sale in the PS4 Europe region with discounts across all titles!
ARK is currently on sale in the Xbox Digital Store until 9th of April 2018!
and later on in Spring there will be some more awesome Xbox sales available!
ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!
Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 6th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 9th at 3 PM. 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:
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!
BlueDragon - Baby Bunny
BlueDragon - Color Run
BlueDragon - Easter Colors
BlueDragon - Time for Candy
EXFIB0 - Beautiful Wings
roguewolf91 - Turbulent Skies
Valoule - Threat
Wolf Amaterasu - Along the Surface
Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Rex
Wolf Amaterasu - Water Runner
pitsmat - Creator of Storms
BlueDragon - Easter Chicks
BlueDragon - Everybody likes Easter Candy
BlueDragon - March of the Dodos
EXFIB0 - Abstract
pitsmat - Boiluminous
pitsmat - Ripple
pitsmat - Storm Scars
pitsmat - Heart of Fire
roguewolf91 - Routine Checkup
Valoule - Leap of faith
Wolf Amaterasu - Retro Easter Bunny
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!
roguewolf91 - Above the Blazing Sands
BlueDragon - Egg World
EXFIB0 - Cave
EXFIB0 - Destination Ragnarok
EXFIB0 - From Above
EXFIB0 - Glidin'
EXFIB0 - Red Drop
EXFIB0 - Rock Drake
Valoule - Wyvern nest
Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Bunny Orchard
Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Gathering
Wolf Amaterasu - Swampy Lagoon
Wolf Amaterasu - Split Picture
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 125 is…
Gingie and their EcoTek HQ Build!
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
Easter Egg by Hosscat!
Reaper Queen doodle by Pappa John
Manticore by |L.F|❃FLUFFY❃✯Fr✯
Red Macaw Argentavis by Sharkcat
Egyptian Vulture Argentavis by Sharkcat
Yoshi by Morgengrau
Mad Max Titan by Lilm!
You can check out the rest of their pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/zWMIz
Penguin Pen by iAMcha0s!
You can check out the rest of their pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/bf349
The Fortnite Bus by Valoule!
Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Nuralagus! by Nokryn
Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Aurochs! by Nokryn
Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Llama! by Nokryn
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,