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    Community Crunch 84!

    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! Let's get started with some news.

    PS4 Sale!

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    ARK's first ever PlayStation Sale is live right now! PS Plus Members can grab the Survivor's Pack for 20% off this weekend. Pick up your copy for yourself or a copy for a friend today!

    No Taming Servers!

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    In addition to the No Taming servers on PC, we've just launched some new experimental Official Servers on Xbox and PS4! These are a bit different to our standard servers as they do not allow players to tame, ride, or breed creatures. ARK has a lot of core survival elements to it, and we wanted to see how players would find playing the game without the help of their trusty tames. Of course, this doesn't mean we're moving to a non-dino focused environment, it's just another customisation we've introduced for everyone. So give it a go, let us know what you think!

    Console Features:

    • 100 Players
    • No Taming
    • Boosted Harvesting and EXP Rates! (2x rates of normal -- so with the Evolution Event, it's pretty much 6x OLD-ARK!)
    • Titanosaur has been removed
    • Auto Turrets have been removed
    • Difficulty Level is currently set to 2.0
    • Tribes are limited to 10 players
    • Isolated Cluster
    • 50% Higher Base Weight and 50% increase per level too
    • No alliances

    So we're interested in the dynamic that this experiment brings, please keep in mind that it is EXPERIMENTAL so there's a chance that the servers do not stay online / saved data could be wipe -- though our intention is to keep it online! 

    To find the server, just search for this in your server filter: NoTamingExperiment

    Valentine's Day Event!

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    As a reminder, the ARK Valentine's Day Event is currently live across all of our Official Server Network until February 20th! 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

    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 20th 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 weeks contest! This week's contest winner is...

    Lost Lands by Wolf Angelus!

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    PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=212;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.7;Mountains Frequency=7.0;Mountains Slope=2.04;MountainsHeight=1.92;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.15;RWBiomeSize=0.12;MountainBiomeStart=-0.35;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.005;JungleTreeDensity=0.55;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.031;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.07;ShoreTreeDensity=0.32;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.7f,Y=0.7f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.35f,Y=0.35f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)

    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!

    Winners!

    Wolf Angelus - Renaissance Fair

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    AsH - LoVely palms

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    Runners Up!

    FataL1ty - Casual Stroll

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    Pollti - Ruins on Cragg's Island

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    EXFIB0 - Caves

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    Honourable Mentions!

    Wolf Angelus - Library

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    AsH - Bronto Hugs

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    FataL1ty - Advance!

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    EXFIB0 - Rotated

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    EXFIB0 - Redwood Waterfall

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    Wolf Angelus - On Patrol

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    FataL1ty - Deadeye

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    Wolf Angelus - Jousting Arena

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    FataL1ty - Scorching of the Earth

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    FataL1ty - Alpha

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    FataL1ty - Feed

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    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

    Winner!

    FataL1ty - Life and Death

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    Honourable Mentions!

    FataL1ty - Den of Beasts

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    FataL1ty - Plane

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    EXFIB0 - Carno Island

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    Wolf Angelus - Library

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    Freeform!

    Winner!

    Wolf Angelus - Something is Not Quite Right....

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    Honourable Mentions!

    EXFIB0 - The Island

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    FataL1ty - Just Chilling

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    MRRadioactiv - Swimming with Megapiranhas

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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 84 is...

    WILD WEST QUICKDRAW - ARK Skits 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 84 is… 

    Command and conquer (Red ARKlert 2) by Valoule!

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

    Fan Feature!

    THE EIFFEL TOWER BUILD!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 18 by RYANT1UM

    ARK Castaway to Saving Private Yody! - ARK Annunaki Genesis Ep. 4 by Yodysseus IV

    Pterosaur Educational Special - Pteranodon, Tapejar And Quetzalcoatlus [11] by Shredder

    HAIR STYLING | ARK Survival Evolved by GP

    The Stable - Equus Prep!! Ep18 : Gaming Evolved by Arahli The Geek

    Love Birds - A Valentine's Day Short - ARK: Survival Evolved by Alexis Arcade

    Blue Giga Tame !! - Pooptopia Annunaki - S3E17 - Ark Survival by kortniechan Gaming

    HUGE TEK TIER BASE RAID | ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by The Axe Man

    Redwoods Cabin II :: Ark House Building Tutorial :: How To Build An A-Frame Cabin :: UTC Build Guide by UniteTheClans

    A Day on Iso Crystal Isles Map - Ark Survival Evolved Mod Spotlight by MeeMaw TheGeekyGranny

    NSK's ARK (醉熊记) - The Achatina Song by NSK Videos

    Ark Survival Evolved - Modded Volcano Map - Welcome To The DBC! - DBC S1 E1 by No Rush Gaming

    THE INVINCIBLE SNAIL - Rise of the Achatina (Episode 2) by Lame Wolf Productions

    Spinosaur by Akhoris
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=865680466

    Pachyrhinosaurus by Akhoris
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=863589488

    Condiment Pals by Cupcake
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=864196631

    Dodo Aboriginal by Rosalila
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=863626371

    Mother Dodo by Rosalila
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=863820811

    Sleepy Azae by Violet
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=864143061

    Tala: New ARK OC by TheMightySaurus
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=860621487

    Reaver by NutterButter
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=864393903

    DodoRex Sketch by Senyor DootNoots
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=862570891

    One of my old drawings by mateaperic51
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=863358878

    Concept Art by NeroLokin
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    P.Noctis, S.Saevabellum and B.Prudentia by Kaprodonychus
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=865000372

    One Piece Evolved by GEonWAR
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=864727499

    Aladdin: Sultan's Palace by Wolf Angelus
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    Primal Jungle Pachyrhinosaurus by Sharkcat
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=860979331

    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

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

    :Jerblove:

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    Some great artwork and arkitect designs in this one, well done everyone!

    Thanks for featuring my video! :Jerblove:

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    Could you consided increasing the speed of the rocket propeled grenade?.I ts seems so slow and it is easy to avoid.

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    Quick question this says vday event ends on the 20th i was told it lasted 7 days from when we got it playstation did not recieve the update until later in the week. Does it end monday or do we get a full 7 days?

     

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    4 minutes ago, CNFBear said:

    Quick question this says vday event ends on the 20th i was told it lasted 7 days from when we got it playstation did not recieve the update until later in the week. Does it end monday or do we get a full 7 days?

     

    You get the full 7 days.

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    have to say V-day been one of my fav events any chance we could get like 2x breed rates during the evo events? never realized how long breeding takes till now and I think this would be a nice compromise

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    @Jen @Jat

    Why is my ARKitect no where on this page under any section, not even fan feature? Combined with last weeks initial incident, its feeling a tad personal >.>

    Guess it goes back in next week. And some previous entries too till they win since it is only fair based on the ARKvideo being entered the week before but not having won. I was curious if re-submission was allowed and it looks like yes, so everyone make sure you re-enter everything that lost till wins is the impression being given here.

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    55 minutes ago, Wolf Angelus said:

    @Jen @Jat

    Why is my ARKitect no where on this page under any section, not even fan feature? Combined with last weeks initial incident, its feeling a tad personal >.>

    Guess it goes back in next week. And some previous entries too till they win since it is only fair based on the ARKvideo being entered the week before but not having won. I was curious if re-submission was allowed and it looks like yes, so everyone make sure you re-enter everything that lost till wins is the impression being given here.

    Feeling a tad personal? There is so much submitted every week i'm sure not every single thing can be featured in the Crunch.

    I'm sorry but to me you are sounding greedy every week. Last week you complained because you didn't win something you felt you should have, only for Jeremy to then say it was an oversight. However, this week because one thing of yours wasn't featured anywhere here you feel it personal, when you have actually won:

    PGM - Winner
    Super Resolution - Winner
    Panoranic 360 - Honourable Mention
    Freeform - Winner

    Isn't that enough for you? Greed is what ruins this sort of thing in a Community.

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    14 hours ago, Wolf Angelus said:

    @Jen @Jat

    Why is my ARKitect no where on this page under any section, not even fan feature? Combined with last weeks initial incident, its feeling a tad personal >.>

    Guess it goes back in next week. And some previous entries too till they win since it is only fair based on the ARKvideo being entered the week before but not having won. I was curious if re-submission was allowed and it looks like yes, so everyone make sure you re-enter everything that lost till wins is the impression being given here.

    Wolf, this place is about featuring content from the entire community.  It isn't a personal showcase man.  Maybe it's just me, but I consider this to be a place to check out what other creators are up to.  Expecting your creations to take center stage over anyone else seems a bit demeaning.  You do great work man, just like tons of other creators out there,  but some actually grind out the materials for their builds too.  Perhaps a bit of graciousness for a community that supports such a robust group of content creators is called for here.

     

    That being said, congrats to all the winners and everyone that participated!  I love spending time each week and watching everyone's videos and checking out the images and art!  You guys have so much talent its hard to believe.  Bravo on another great week of content, and thank you WildCard for giving us all a place to showcase the things we want to share.

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    1 hour ago, Wolf Angelus said:

    @Jen @Jat

    Why is my ARKitect no where on this page under any section, not even fan feature? Combined with last weeks initial incident, its feeling a tad personal >.>

    Guess it goes back in next week. And some previous entries too till they win since it is only fair based on the ARKvideo being entered the week before but not having won. I was curious if re-submission was allowed and it looks like yes, so everyone make sure you re-enter everything that lost till wins is the impression being given here.

    They have actually went back and changed the crunch results and made you a winner in weeks past. Not all submissions make it to the crunch. That's the way it is. 

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    If Wolf retroactively gets a win again, I'm never submitting to this again. Whoever makes the judgments at time of posting, their vote should stand. The dev who loves your stuff wasn't in the office? Too bad, so sad, someone else gets to win for a change, then.

    I don't even check out your stuff anymore, Wolf, because of the way you've been whining and getting what appears to be favoritism in these contests, BECAUSE of that whining that would usually get you warnings and eventually banned in other communities.

     

    18 minutes ago, Myndmelt said:

    They have actually went back and changed the crunch results and made you a winner in weeks past. Not all submissions make it to the crunch. That's the way it is.

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    2 hours ago, Wolf Angelus said:

    @Jen @Jat

    Why is my ARKitect no where on this page under any section, not even fan feature? Combined with last weeks initial incident, its feeling a tad personal >.>

    Guess it goes back in next week. And some previous entries too till they win since it is only fair based on the ARKvideo being entered the week before but not having won. I was curious if re-submission was allowed and it looks like yes, so everyone make sure you re-enter everything that lost till wins is the impression being given here.

    Come on dude, in the spirit of Valentines Day event show some love, you sound so self-serving! You do great builds there is no doubting that, but so do other people! So don't be hating on the community if other people's work is featured over yours. Why not just congratulate the winners and eat a piece of humble pie? Nobody likes a sore loser. It's childish.

    Congrats to the winners, and great entries in all categories as always from the community. I love seeing what everyone else is working on.

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    Sorry if this question has been done to death, but why are we still kept in the dark on Primal Survival despite promising news for January back in December? If it's building hype and if it's going to be delayed we need to know or there will be tons of disappointment from people.

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    3 hours ago, CaptainMagma said:

    Sorry if this question has been done to death, but why are we still kept in the dark on Primal Survival despite promising news for January back in December? If it's building hype and if it's going to be delayed we need to know or there will be tons of disappointment from people.

    It is delayed. They said it was delayed to February back in Crunch 75. I hope they give us some news in the next Crunch on it. 

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    10 minutes ago, Myndmelt said:

    It is delayed. They said it was delayed to February back in Crunch 75. I hope they give us some news in the next Crunch on it. 

    I know that, I'm asking why we're still in the dark besides getting news promised to us a month ago and it never coming.

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    Most of these comments are mainly an attack on wolf. 

    How about we avoid conflict and appreciate the stuff we have got. Whoever makes the base builds in ark, all of them are still amazing. 

    Its also great to see that most of the stuff I've posted has made it on the crunch. I wish I could post more on my work but it's going pretty slowly and some people might be annoyed of seeing the same stuff. I may post skin concepts but until the models are actually complete, I can't really post much :( On the bright side, I'm happy that the ark devs like them enough to post them on the crunch. Super happy about it 

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