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! Let's get started with some news.
Your ARK Story!
We're still collecting stories, everyone! Let us know about your player experiences with ARK How do you play ARK? Do you think you have a unique experience with the game? Please check out the post below and share your experiences with us.
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... Wolf Angelus!
If you'd like to try the map out yourself, we'll be featuring it on one of our Extinction Servers next month, or you can get a head start and set up the settings yourself!
For those wanting to make their own PGM, here's a quick start guide, as well as a very informative video from ThickFreedom!
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
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 93 is...
LameWolfProductions with their own take on Casual Fridays
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 93 is…
ranger1presents with their Pimped Up home!
A very impressive usage of lighting throughout the entire build, felt like I was watching a house that would belong to Tony Stark, certainly pimped out to the max! We're sure Thorwal is very pleased with this awesome presentation of their mod.
That's not all!
We've got some runner ups!
We would also like to congratulate Lusaka6 for being a runner-up this week! A very impressive looking ARK Logo and on console nonetheless, that must not have been easy!
As well as SWChris for their awesome ARK Victorian Home! A great showcase, as well as an informative guide! Something we would definitely come across in an RP server. Has there been a Victorian Season? If not, here's a guide to get started on builds!
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
ARK PvP Tips & Tricks by KISHKO
TwitchRP | Ship Royale | Server Event by eco
ARK: Ragnarok Map | Trailer | 4K 60 FPS by AussieBaussie
ARK: Survival Evolved - Eco Trees Mod by Jukari
Trophy Hunter by Ragna
Connisaur's Favorite Creatures by Connisaur
Meanwhile, In someone's solo world by Laughing Jack
Kaprosuchus Ambush by dair69!
Always Wild by 𝓒𝓗𝓘
Cover Blown by Dead Nitr0th3Edg3l0rd
Sea Camo Liopleurodon by Sharkcat
Good Luck Liopleurodon by Sharkcat
Timon & Pumbaa from the Lion King by Sharkcat
Fanmade Dossier: Struthiomimus by Gigantoraptor
That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please let us know, we love to see all the awesome content you've created and would be happy to share it! You can tag us, share posts, follow, and get in touch in the following places:
All the best,
Wildcard Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team