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    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.

    Xbox One Sale!


    Survivors can now pick up ARK: Survival Evolved and Scorched Earth at a discounted rate on Xbox as part of the ID@Xbox sale. The discounts will run until the 15th of March, so now's a perfect time to introduce new friends to the game!

    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 Wednesday the 15th 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!


    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...






    PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=711;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.6348;Mountains Frequency=14.529618;Mountains Slope=1.287506;MountainsHeight=1.092238;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.436772;RWBiomeSize=0.163927;MountainBiomeStart=-0.62756;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65383;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=2.0;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);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

    Just a heads up guys, we're skipping the Ansel contest this week due to submissions expiring whilst we were at GDC. Please re-submit your entries for next week, or feel free to take new ones. The entry process is still the same, we just weren't around to collect them pre-expiration. Sorry about that! We'll be selecting extra winners next week to make up for the lost contest today :)


    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.


    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 85 is...

    Maexch3n for their Sea Castle!

    We'd also like to give huge congratulations to our runner-up GEonWar!


    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 85 is… 

    It's a three-way tie! Congratulations to;

    Wolf Angelus's Creative and Fun Mazes!

    Check out his full post about the submission here

    This looks like a lot of fun, perhaps some Unofficial Servers may host your map and start hosting maze events. You'd make a good Events Master ;)

    Lusaka6 - Play ARK even when playing ARK!



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    We don't get a whole lot of console entries too often but this is a great piece of ARKitect and a lot of fun too. Thanks for sharing!

    Madwire - Base of Oldmad!

    Looks like an enormous build, and the great use of mods make it really come to life! Fantastic :)

    and we'd also like to give a shoutout to this week's runner up:

    Valoule and their ARK Baby Foot!




    These remind me of those custom Unreal Tournament maps, where people used to recreate giant objects and you'd just have to battle through them. Great work! But the real question is, can we actually play foosball? 9_9

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

    Fan Feature!

    ranger1presents - ARK Evolution: Bridge Mod

    GamerPerfection - Dodo Eviction

    YodysseusIV - Jousting Arena!

    UniteTheClans - The Desert House - Building Tutorial

    LameWolfProductions - Who's a good DireWolf?

    NoRushGaming - The Volcano Map Artifact & Cave Location Guide

    JadePlaysGame's ARK Tutorials:

    How to give Admin Powers to your friends on Console!

    Create New Save World!

    Console Server Settings Explained

    PvP Base Locations and Favourite Spots on the Center!

    Redsaberist - ARK Upside Down House Building Guide

    MonkeyManTV - Meet Dave [ARK 360 Short]

    Nast's Typical Day on the Island!

    Ryant1um - The Luxury Resort!

    C8sun - Epic ARK Fails!

    C8sun - Time to Finish the Base Wall

    Talenshi's fantastic illustrations:

    All aboard the Diplodobus! 


    More meat for the meat god!


    Leggo my Pego!


    Freeflier181's Carno Avatar


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=868651972

    Newbie by Cupcake


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=870071410

    Rex In Watercolor by eco


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=874541503

    Tusoteuthis: A creature of the deep by morganty1818.tm


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=874796699

    Sharkcat's Skins


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=871869799

    Moby Dick Basilosaurus


    Killer Whale Basilosaurus


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=876177472

    When your tribemate finds a paintbrush by DeltaLEDminer!


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=874862117

    Mateaperic51's sketches


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=875450143


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=874736934


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=874062701


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=873057186


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=875446043

    Scorched Ruins by Nikout


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=876735441

    We Got This! by ThugMario


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=873638178

    Lifesaver by Violet


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=876301087

    Plesiosaur by Akhoris


    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=872704514

    That's it for this post guys! We should be back on track to a regular schedule now with our crunches as we've wrapped up our latest event, and hoping to get a Digest out to you guys soon too :Jerblove: 

    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,
    Wildcard Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team


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    I gotta say that bridge mod seems like the creator just took ksp's tweakscale and added it to the bridge models.

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    The number of talented people who play Ark always just astounds me! I am so glad that Wildcard gives us a place for people to show off their work. :Jerblove:

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    @Jat would an inventory lock mechanic be feasible? It'd be nice to "lock" certain items so they're not dropped by mistake.

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    Woa, I bet posters could be made from these drawings and sold! I would hang that up above my computer.

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    Some amazing stuff here. Nice to see new faces as well.


    Those drawings, though. Wish i had just half the drawing skills. I can barely make a grocery list! xD

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    Awesome works everyone, I liked of those pencil drawings and other art pieces. Nice to see my skins here also :Jerblove:

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    Totally love watching these mods and stuff but is Xbox ever gonna get this type of content and be able to mod ???

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    Awesome work guys!


    Here's a video of mine for next time;

    Some basic taming tips; 

    and also for regular ARK live streams check out; www.youtube.com/c/gary87

    Finally to keep up to date with ark ps4 news on Twitter come follow @ps4ark for news, updates and more



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    2 hours ago, Gary87 said:

    Awesome work guys!


    Here's a video of mine for next time;

    Some basic taming tips; 

    and also for regular ARK live streams check out; www.youtube.com/c/gary87

    Finally to keep up to date with ark ps4 news on Twitter come follow @ps4ark for news, updates and more

    You'll probably want to wait for the next request for submissions otherwise you're videos will likely be missed.

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    What if.. and bare with me here.. WHAT IF.. when we clicked on the ark news site.. WE GOT THE NEWS ON WHY OUR SERVERS ARE DOWN AND WHY OUR SERVER TRANSFER SYSTEM WAS DOWN...  that would be amazing.. if we got ACTUAL news on our news section of the site..

    But it makes too much sense and we'll never see it

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