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    Community Crunch 79!

    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

    ARK: 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 16th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    1.5x Harvesting Rate
    1.5x Taming Rate
    1.5x EXP Rate

    Reminder: this 1.5x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers!

    Community Contests!

    Player Procedurally Generated Maps!

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    The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let's check out the entries for this week's contest! This week's contest winner is...

    Kovko!

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    If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide:

    NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

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    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:

    Three Categories

    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!

    You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes 

    Super Resolution!

    Winner!

    Wolf Angelus - Tomb Raider

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    Runners Up!

    Kovko - Mountainscape

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    GamerPerfection - Pre-emptive Troodon Attack

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    Honourable Mentions!

    KISHKO - An Ancient Temple

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    EXFIB0 - Daydream

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    Wolf Angelus - Hot Pursuit

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    Kovko - Jerboa's Dreams

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    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

    Winner!

    Kovko - Brown River

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    Runner Up!

    EXFIB0 - Bridge - 360 Stereo

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    Honourable Mentions!

    EXFIB0 - A Beautiful Morning

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    KISHKO - Oasis

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    EXFIB0 - On The Edge Of The World

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    Wolf Angelus - Sapphire Interestion

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    Freeform!

    Winner!

    Wolf Angelus - ARKeology

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    Runner Up!

    GamerPerfection - Theriz Tore Through My Screen

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    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 79 is...

    BORED AT SEA by Lame Wolf Productions!

    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 79 is… a tie!

    Wolf's Trip to Venice, Italy by Wolf Angelus!

    and...

    ARK GOLF CLUB by Valoule!

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    Well done to everyone who submitted their maps, Ansel photos, builds and videos this week! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:

    Fan Feature!

    ARK Scorched Earth Ep 17 - Paracer Tank by Monkeypuzzle

    Bayou Build -The Workshop- Ep14: Gaming Evolved by Arahli

    Amo Plays Ark: Survival Evolved - S3E1 - Leap Of Faith And Flyby Lootings (Gameplay) by Amo387

    The Swamp Observatory | Build Guide | Ark: Survival Evolved by Voxesto

    NSK Skit Films: Pen Red Raptor Raptor Pen (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen Parody) by NSK Videos

    Ark Garden House :: Ark Build Guide :: Stuctures Plus House Building Tutorial by UniteTheClans

    Ark-Cathedral Build!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 13 by RYANT1UM

    ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED | RAGNAROK! | NEW MAP! by Morrlex

    Open World Pokemon ON PC | ARKMON by The Axe Man

    💥THE ADVENTURE OF RALPHIE THE RAPTOR💥 - | Iron Mine on Gaming Evolved! EP 4 - ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by Myndmelt Gaming 

    Ark: Survival Evolved Pooptopia 16 | All aboard the Loading Bay! by RandomGaming

    EXCLUSIVE - BARYONYX FIRST LOOK! Ark Survival Evolved (Baryonyx Dino Spotlight) Update 254 by ThickFreedom

    Dino Avatars by Freeflier181
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    Source: 

    Compy - Dino Doodle by ViVi
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836633776

    The Shark by The Scarlet Devil
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836847651

    The Kraken by The Scarlet Devil
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836846974

    Beach Bar by Wyerex
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=841394302

    ARK de Yoshi by keios
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838555800

    Possible upcoming creature mod part 2 by Kaprodonychus
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=840410685

    Ark Diary #1 (German) by vejitas
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838666709

    Introducing the Ragdoll-adon! by Shockal
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838633967

    Specimen Class #002 by jordanisgreat
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838251875

    Jurassic Ark by Shinzilla
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=820789032

    Jurassic Ark: Raptor by Shinzilla
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838431350

    The Night Sky (Volcano map) by SirShade
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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: https://twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark
    Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark

    Much love,
    Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team

    :Jerblove:

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    Just have one question. Will you be adding the Extinction mod by the Annunaki guys as an official mod as you guys did for the Primitive Plus? It has become extremely popular and a very big expansion of the ARK world. 

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    Baryonyx looks like it will be pretty cool, although I'm still most excited for the facial hair and growth system. :)

     

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    4 hours ago, Savvygamer said:

    Hey how about you actually do that digest you promised three weeks ago

    Come on, gathering tons of pictures to make the Crunch every single week is much more important :) /s

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    Console doesn't stand much chance in these stupid contests. Put up the digest, it's the only reason we are here!!

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    17 minutes ago, Marksman00048 said:

    Console doesn't stand much chance in these stupid contests. Put up the digest, it's the only reason we are here!!

    It may be the only reason you are here, you don't speak for the others but yourself.

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    It's quite underwhelming community crunch. Also, where is the digest you promised 2-3 weeks ago?

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    28 minutes ago, GamerPerfection said:

    It may be the only reason you are here, you don't speak for the otKhers but yourself.

    This seems like pretty trivial use of your time. Don't you have anything to like... Moderate?

     

    Trust me, i speak for others. Myself, my tribe.

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    1 hour ago, GamerPerfection said:

    It may be the only reason you are here, you don't speak for the others but yourself.

    But every comment is about the digest lol

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    Having recently started using twitter finally and looking at forums a bit more, I am surprised at all the negativity and comments staff like Jen have to deal with who have community oriented duties (and may or may not have a hand in development  side). I hope that the content we create is something the staff can really enjoy and find a sense of happiness from it all. They do this for the community but I like to think of this also as giving to them and I personally like to work extra hard with a lot of my content with the hopes for them to be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy which hopefully brings some sort of warm feeling. I don't exactly defend many things that have been said/done, but they are human and it sure can't be good for their health or help make progressive advancements towards the game, quite the opposite actually if you get an unwelcoming aura. From an observer perspective, you can't help but feel bad for them.

     

    On a side note... I need a better free video recording program. Was not aware of the stuttering halfway through my video as my screen was running decently smooth which I was impressed with. I don't know much about about video recording software, if the program is the cause or why that would happen but it bothered me a bit to see that happen after all the effort put in. 

    I hope the Wildcard staff has been enjoying my creations lately (which looks to be a yes :3 ) and you find some happiness in our content, I always hope to make your day/week.

    PS: What happened to Jat? Haven't seen him around lately.

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    Everyone wants the digest, I'm over here wanting to fly around a charizard! 

    Haven't played pokemon in a long time,  but that mod looks cool! 

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    7 minutes ago, GamerPerfection said:

    That is factually incorrect.

    OK you got me should have said like every other post on here is asking for the digest :( 

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    10 minutes ago, GamerPerfection said:

    That is factually incorrect.

    Just saying it is obviously something alot of people are asking for 

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    Here on the ARK forum if you go into Edit Profile there is only a "Playing on PC" and "Playing on Xbox" option but there is no "Playing on PS4" could you please add that?

    And could you guys make the alpha sea creatures blue, keep the alpha land carnivors red and make the (confirmed) alpha herbivores green! Just a smart detail :D

    Keep up the good work with the game

    -Bjarke

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    2 hours ago, hambergurler said:

    Just saying it is obviously something alot of people are asking for 

    Agreed

     

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    I get so much out of these building tutorials.  I appreciate all the work that people do to bring those videos to us.

    My dream is that Wildcard adds Structures Plus to the official game. What an amazing and wonderful mod that is. 

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    That Venice Arkitect is INSANE! Great job everyone on this weeks awesome content!

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