Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch!
Valentine's Day Event!
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! The Valentine's Day event adds these additional features:
- Dinos have a 5% chance to drop a Box of Chocolate when they mate. Box of Chocolates can be used for a Full-Heal or to advance 50% of a Taming Dino's Bar
- New Unlockable Facial & Head Hairstyles (via craftable Items), for Male & Female
- New Unlockable "Heart" Emote
- Servers can launch with "-vday" to get (extra): 2x Mateboost Range, 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption
The event begins February 12th on PC and February 14th on console.
ARK: 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 13th 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!
Player Procedurally Generated Maps!
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 weeks contest! This week's contest winner is...
PACIFIC ISLES by Squidge Meister!
If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide:
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:
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
Exilog - Epic Boss Fights
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!
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 83 is...
What Kind Of Ark Creature Are YOU? (Based On Your Birthday) by TheTacticalGmr!
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 83 is…
PommieGamer's Jousting Arena!
Wolf's Trip to Egypt & Arabian Village by Wolf Angelus!
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
Birth Of The DodoRex (Short Film) by The Axe Man
ARK VILLAGE!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 17 by RYANT1UM
ARK: Awesome Lookout Tower Design! -RYANT1UM'S TOP TIPS by RYANT1UM
ARK PVP Tek Tier Battle – Youtuber VS Patreon! FULL Tek Gear and TEK REX Saddles – Syntac Patreon by Myndmelt Gaming
NEW! Snowy River Cabin Build Guide :: How to Build an Ark Winter Cabin :: UTC Winter House Tutorial by UniteTheClans
NSK's ARK (Pooptopia) S2E15 - Ark Silent Film (Dino Babies) by NSK Videos
Ark: Scorched Earth || TEK REX vs REX || EPIC ARENA BATTLE by Squidge Meister
Argy Trick Shot Taming! - ARK Annunaki Genesis Ep. 3 by Yodysseus IV
WILD WEST QUICKDRAW - ARK Skits by Lame Wolf Productions
KILLING EVERYBODY! | Official 140 Player PvP No-Tame Server w/ Yocimir | Season 2 Episode 2 by KISHKO
GOING DEEP | ARK Solo PvP Let's Play | Ep. 8 - ARK: Survival Evolved Official PvP Server by KISHKO
ARKitect: UFO by Valoule
Snow Camo Pachyrhinosaurus by Sharkcat
Forest Camo Pachyrhinosaurus by Sharkcat
Dino Derps by Kaigs
Allosaurus by Akhoris
ARK Antics by Dravitel
TRanger Commission by ♤ACE♤Freeflier181
Thorn by NutterButter
Some concepts for my mod by Kaprodonychus
Ark Diary #1 "Dont trust a friend" by vejitas
Dossier: Hatzegopteryx by Trinzilla
Fanmade Suchomimus dossier by Througher
New Hybrid Dinosaur by jordanisgreat
Eye of the storm by Smokin_Zero
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:
Wildcard Jen, Jat, & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team