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    Community Crunch 99 & ARK Digest 47: Introducing the Otter!

    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.

    Introducing the Otter!

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    A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone’s favourite furry friend, the Otter!

    Common name: Otter
    Species: Lutra Peloso
    Time: Early Miocene
    Diet: Omnivore
    Temperament: Friendly

    Wild

     Found along the Island’s many inland waterways, Lutra Peloso have become exceptionally adept at hunting and foraging. This species of Otter has to be particularly cunning because of its diminutive size, and fierce competition for its preferred food source: fish. It is not a creature that excels at combat, and would not naturally pose an intimidating threat to any predators.

    Finding packs of river Otters is simple enough: They are distinguished by their elongated bodies, bushy tails, and webbed feet. Their trusting and inquisitive nature ensures they are often hunted for their lustrous fur, but many prefer to tame them to become trusted companions.

    Domesticated

    There are few creatures which provide the companionship that Lutra Peloso does. Rather than traveling beside you, it would prefer to comfortably rest on your back, providing insulation. Once domesticated, it can be told to harvest fish on demand, with a specific goal in mind from the fish that it consumes, the otter has a knack for foraging silica pearls, and can even yield a slight chance at finding black pearls within!


    For those of you living under the mesh and haven't been able to keep up with the news, ARK has entered its final stage of development towards Version 1.0 and will be Officially Launching on August the 29th 2017.

    There has been a lot of questions regarding what will happen to the development of ARK. Whether there will be additional content added to the base game, in the vein of; new friends to tame, new engrams to learn, items to craft, QOL, gameplay, and optimisation improvements... the answer to all that is yes!

    We will be continuing to work on the base game, as well as plans for future content in the form of free updates, and DLC (paid and free). Today we'd like to give you a bit of an early preview/tease of what you can expect for later this month on release (in addition to the mystery beyond the TEK cave).

    As well as our otterly cute friend, we'll also be introducing some new TEK items:

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    • The TEK Sword, with a dash-charge attack as well as armor piercing capability!
    • The TEK Shield, which can reflect incoming projectiles and bullets, and can completely stop splash damage!
    • The TEK Light, that can be attached or picked up to and from any surface, and is self--powered by elemental shards or can be linked to generators!

    Our latest Official Mod, Ragnarok, will be receiving a large update which is approximately the size of The Island. Players can expect to encounter new biomes such as a Coastal Wyvern Canyon, a Tropical Desert, Lowlands, Tasmania, several iconic beaches, a hidden temple, a new cave, an epic boss encounter and more! Here are a few screenshots of the upcoming areas:

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    Players will also be able to tame Titanoboas! We know you've been waiting a while for them and we feel confident with our latest optimisation work in adding them to the ARK. Their taming method will involve alluring these terrifying snakes with the fertilized eggs to feed on.

    We are still planning on our mid-month update which will resolve the current loading-crash on Console Player Dedicated Servers, introduce our DDoS Mitigation for all Official Servers, address the duping exploit and allow players to rent PC-Dedicated Console Servers. 

    PC-Dedicated Console servers will initially be rolling out on PlayStation 4 for the time being. We will be technically set up to launch them on both of our console platforms from a development point of view but are currently running into some business & pipeline questions with Microsoft which we hope to resolve in the coming weeks.

    ARK Digest 47!

    Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz!

    Survivor, Blackwolfe asks, “In my opinion, building is one of the important pillars of Ark and the building system is long overdue for some love. Do you have any plans to improve the building system in the near future? (like with improved snapping, triangle pieces like in s+, decorations etc).”

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    We’re investing the possibility of including Structures+ as an officially integrated feature -- beyond an Officially Supported Mod, directly into the core game itself. No promises yet though, it depends on how much of a clean implementation it proves to be.

    Survivor Cynanic Ember asks:

    Will the two upcoming Expansion Packs included in the Season Pass round out and complete Ark's story entirely, or is there a possibility for additional Expansions beyond those?

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    We’ll see how the next two Expansions go, and if there’s more interesting story to tell and survival mechanics to explore beyond that. I’m hopeful!

    Has the TLC pass for Legacy dinos been scrapped or pushed back to post launch updates?

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    Post-Launch update. I will not be able to rest until those initial launch dinos get their due.

    On that subject, will post-launch updates be in much the same format as pre-launch? Or will we have larger themed updates like "Farming and Flora Update"?

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    Same format as pre-launch, at least for the rest of this year. Namely, firefighting and individual feature updating. Next year, will probably settle into a groove of less frequent, bigger themes.

    Will the Ice Wyvern ever get a distinct model, texture, and breath weapon instead of a re-skin?

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    Yes, at the end of August! And it will be transferable.

    Will we be getting a more robust TEK Arsenal? The current TEK Rifle is the successor to the Assault Rifle, but what about a TEK Heavy Weapon like the rocket launcher (plasma cannon or railgun maybe?), or a sidearm, sniper rifle, or close-quarters weapon? (i.e Shotgun, not Tek Sword)

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    Yep, you will, stay tuned. I’m a big fan of ‘Eraser’!

    Now that the game's full launch is approaching, will you be taking a look at any of the content that you originally wanted to implement, but was cut for various reasons? (Such as oil lanterns, primitive saddle mounted cannons, bean-bag ammo for shotguns, grapeshot for primitive cannon, etc...)

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    We plan to continue to add content post-launch, so I’m optimistic most if not all of these ideas will be realized in the months ahead.

    Survivor Waterkeeper asks, “How's the kibble tree rework coming along?”

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    It’s nearly ready for public feedback, just trying to decide whether I want to put it out now or wait until the Experimental branch is live post-launch. Leaning towards Experimental branch to enable us to have more time to collect live feedback before it affects Officials, in case we don’t get some of the values right.

    IGNWhyt asks, “Are there any plans to make a colorblind-friendly mode? It's 2017, as such its not a new concept game wise.  Or at the very least make supply drops different colors (red/green and blue/purple) if you can?”

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    Yes, we will deal with this in the coming months, before the end of October. It’s important!

    Scrysis asks, “Is Primal Ark still being developed?  You know, the total conversion that allows players to play as the dinos?”

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    The team working on it had to put it on the backburner to help with completing our UWP and multiplatform launch goals (along with infrastructure improvements). We hope to return to it post-launch.

    xKingPheonix asks, “Is the phoenix permanently scrapped or will you guys add it to another dlc?”

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    It’ll be added into Scorched Earth on August 29, as a thank-you for everyone making that Expansion such a success. We really do appreciate it!

    Steyoung89 asks, “Where do you stand with the Windows 10 version of the game?”

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    It’s nearly ready -- with Crossplay and Windows-hosted Dedicated Server and cross-buy and cross-platform transfer of data etc -- and it should release on August 29 or near that (depending on whether Microsoft can certify it for launch quickly enough!).

    ColossuS asks, “Extinction Servers have been dead for a very long time now and I have seen countless posts and tweets asking for the map to be reverted back to The Island; will this ever happen?“

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    Yep, we’ll likely make that change on the August 29 new-launch.

    Survivor CarpeAmare asks:

    Will console see a return of tether distance?

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    Nope, though we’ll see about widening it as we get on. It was an accident to allow that slider on console, and it did cause issues (they may have been subtle, but were quite serious and irresolvable).

    Will console be able to place items straight from orbit camera similar to PC?

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    I don’t see why not, we’ll take a look at why it isn’t behaving like PC in that regard.

    Will console see a system where you can download paint prefabs for Dino's, canvases, etc. like PC?

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    We’re currently investigating the possibility of allowing players to trade templates inside the game itself. Odds are good this will work out.

    Stonefather asks “Will insects ever become breedable? I feel like they are outclassed by other creatures and being able to raise your own would help bring them closer in line with other creatures.”

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    Not by us, their lifecycles are too different from animals so it’d be difficult to represent without a major amount of effort for each individual insect.

    Oakwind asks “When are we getting the phiomia bacon we were promised?!?!”

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    Dino TLC pass, this year.

    Lewiatan asks “Do you plan to make AI overhaul before or after premiere? What will AI overhaul contain?

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    Among other things, during the Dino TLC pass, for example, we plan to make various creatures biased towards being nocturnal or diurnal. So that, unless they are perturbed, you’d actually see them sleeping and recovering their vital stats during that time. This will provide more incentive for travel at a specific time of day or night, depending on where you’re going.

    Survivor, SirMatthew asks “We will ever get banner/flag fixed in saddles, similar to the Tribe Flag from Survival of the Fittest?”

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    Very possible, just haven’t got around to it yet.

    Sponsored Mod Program Update!

    Here's what Cedric had to say:

    We are excited to announce some new changes to the Sponsored Mod Program for the month of August.  It’s mind blowing seeing what our sponsored modders have accomplished in such a short time.  As the program develops and the mods mature, we’ll be looking to see if any more mods have potential for a console release.

    We are adding two new mods to the program this month.  Keep in mind that originality and creativity is the way to get a mod sponsored.  The two mods we are adding this month are two mods that are still early in development stages, but show lots of potential.  Without further ado!

    Dragonpunk: Tribe of Gods

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    Everyone here is really excited for what this Total Conversion will bring to gameplay.   At the moment, this Total Conversion is split into several different mods, but there are plans to make it a one-stop shop.  They are aiming to redefine the ARK.  Be sure to check out their website for more information!

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    In the meantime, you can check out the Mythical Creatures for a little preview of what’s to come, plus they’ll be dropping a new magic mod later this month!

    Call of the Wild

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    I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to see new game modes being developed.  Survival of the Fittest was originally a mod that was created in the dev kit.  Call of the Wild summons a wave of creatures at a location you choose that are there for your blood.  It reminds me of some of the popular wave-based game modes that are still popular in games today.

    Right now, the sole focus is getting the mod stable, but I know there are some grand plans for this mod in the future.

    That’s it for this month!  Be sure to check out the mods steam workshop pages for information on social media.  Most of the modders in the program are active on social media and will post a sneak peek of what’s to come.

    ARK: 2x 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 7th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    2x Harvesting Rate
    2x Taming Rate
    2x EXP Rate
    2x Maturing
    2x Hatching
    2x Gestation
    2x Faster Mating Interval Rates

    Reminder: this 2x 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...

    Drought by Wolf Angelus!

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    PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=759;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=3.6;Mountains Frequency=12;Mountains Slope=1.90;MountainsHeight=.825;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.4;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=1;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.01;ErosionStrength=0.02;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.11;RWBiomeSize=0.15;MountainBiomeStart=-0.49;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.59;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=0.50;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.0135;SnowTreeDensity=1.25;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.07;ShoreTreeDensity=0.32;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.035;ShorelineThickness=0.045;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.7f,Y=0.7f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.4f,Y=0.4f);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!

    FataL1ty - Silhou-view

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    StateofMynd42 - Sudden Impact

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    Blue Dragon - Shades of ARK

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    Runner Ups!

    Blue Dragon - In limbo

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    Blue Dragon - Drink up

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    Squidge Meister - Onlooker

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    Wolf Angelus - Aquatic Day

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    Christopher Warburton - A land that time forgot

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    Honourable Mentions!

    Blue Dragon - Decay

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    Blue Dragon - Above the clouds

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    Blue Dragon - Defeat

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    Blue Dragon - Cat fight

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    Blue Dragon - Dark Rex

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    Blue Dragon - Do you see me

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    Blue Dragon - Dragon's heart

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    Blue Dragon - Hunting party

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    Blue Dragon - Journey to the islands

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    Blue Dragon - New territory

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    Blue Dragon - Shadow Stalker

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    Blue Dragon - Shadows

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    Christopher Warburton - A snooze with death

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    Christopher Warburton - Manticore Mural

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    Christopher Warburton - The Power Within

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    Domino - Evolution in Progress

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    EXFIB0 - Entering The Cave

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    EXFIB0 - Going for it!

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    FataL1ty - Love Bites

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    FataL1ty - Patrol View

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    FataL1ty - Shadow World

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    Norlinri - Nom

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    Pollti - Angry Yutyrannus

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    Pollti - Mantis on fire

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    roguewolf91 - Cries Left Unheard

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    roguewolf91 - Griffin Arrival

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    roguewolf91 - Twilight

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    SgtWest - The Beauty of Crystal Isles

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    SgtWest - The Bionic Arrival

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    SgtWest - Wyvern of the Desert

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    Squidge Meister - Steampunk Tapejara

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    Squidge Meister - The Weak Spot

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    Squidge Meister - You Will Not Believe What I Saw Today

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    StateofMynd42 - Bound And Leap

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    StateofMynd42 - Mythical Morning

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    Wolf Angelus - Natural Habitat

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    Wolf Angelus - Summer Retreat

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    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

    Winners!

    Blue Dragon - Break of Darkness

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    EXFIB0 - Jungle Cave

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    Runner Ups!

    Blue Dragon - Floating

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    Blue Dragon - Out of the ashes

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    Wolf Angelus - Science House Interior

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    Wolf Angelus - Summer Retreat Exterior

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     Honourable Mentions!

    Blue Dragon - The canyon

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    EXFIB0 - Canyon

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    EXFIB0 - Ice Cave

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    EXFIB0 - Penguin Land

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    EXFIB0 - Redwood Lake

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    EXFIB0 - Symmetry

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    EXFIB0 - The Beautiful Ragnarok

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    FataL1ty - Cats and Dogs

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    FataL1ty - Misty Distance

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    FataL1ty - Nights Out, Lights Out

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    FataL1ty - Shadows and Silhouettes

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    FataL1ty - Shells

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    roguewolf91 - Echoes of the Forgotten

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    Wolf Angelus - Amphibious Habitat

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    Wolf Angelus - Modern Home Interior

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    Wolf Angelus - Modern Home Upper Interior

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    Wolf Angelus - Science House Upper Interior

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    Freeform!

    Winner!

    BatmanTDKR - Warrior VS Mammoth

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    Runner Ups!

    Valoule - Choice

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    Blue Dragon - Limbo ARK Edition

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    F1r3fly - The Night is Dark and Full of Pteras

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    Honourable Mentions!

    BatmanTDKR - Lurker

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    BatmanTDKR - Pose

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    BatmanTDKR - Profile

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    BatmanTDKR - Smokescreen

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    BatmanTDKR - Sunset

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    BatmanTDKR - Taking a break

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    BatmanTDKR - Thinking

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    Cheb - Ancient Treasure

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    Cheb - Deep Jungle

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    Cheb - Watch the Step

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    EXFIB0 - Retro

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    EXFIB0 - Saturated

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    Joe Lally - Out of the water

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    Kielbasa - Notable scene

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    Natsu - Flying Unicorn

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    Wolf Angelus - FRIDAY THE 13TH

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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 99 is...

    ARK MAKES NO SENSE - Weird Game Logic (ARK: Survival Evolved) by LameWolfProductions

    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 99 is… 

    Treehouse Bungalow Workshop! :: Exploring ARK Ragnarok Official Map :: Awesome ARK Base Locations by SWChris

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

    Fan Feature!

    Ark SurvivaI Evolved - HOW HAS NO ONE FOUND THIS YET?! RAGNAROK'S BIGGEST SECRET! by nakedzombo

    CAST AWAY! - ARK Cinematic Skits by LameWolfProductions

    Dragontopia First Look by Dragonarcwar

    ARK: Throne of nightmares by MissyPrime

    Large Castle/Base Build using Floating Pillars and the new no clip mechanic on Ark Survival Evolved by Tlc138

    Ark Survival Build- Swimming Pool/Lido PvE PS4 by runswithpencils

    Tag vs Ark Survival Evolved: A tour of what I made by Tageon

    Ark Survival Evolved - Bossy (PART 62) by GeeKy gAMer no1 & gOOgly Owl

    Dododex Taming Calculator v1.13 by danleveille
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    Alpha Wyvern :D by XxCrazyNyanCatxX
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    Electric Storm Spinosaurus by Helena
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    Creature design by mateaperic51
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    Yutyrannus Sketch by Dead Nitr0th3Edg3l0rd
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    bionic raptor the zoul
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    Expeditions Diary by ThePilgrim
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    SNES Super Mario] Bowser-copter & Peach - Retro Pixel Art by Wolf Angelus
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    Scooby Pixel Art by Valoule
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    The Perfect Stable Location by eco
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    Horse-drawn Wagon by Tlc138
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    ISO: Crystal Isles Dossier by UwU
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    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

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    "Will insects ever become breedable? "

    "Not by us, their lifecycles are too different from animals so it’d be difficult to represent without a major amount of effort for each individual insect"

    What a @#!& poor excuse.

    Male+female > wander > egg > hatch > feed (couple of hours later) fully grown dino.

    looks very easy to do as all of them produce eggs already. Just copy/paste the mechanic from the other dinos.

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    29 minutes ago, Rboy said:

    "Will insects ever become breedable? "

    "Not by us, their lifecycles are too different from animals so it’d be difficult to represent without a major amount of effort for each individual insect"

    What a @#!& poor excuse.

    Male+female > wander > egg > hatch > feed (couple of hours later) fully grown dino.

    looks very easy to do as all of them produce eggs already. Just copy/paste the mechanic from the other dinos.

    I have been an avid fan of insects since day one I loved taming scorpions and I love them today but I can't use them in PvP I can't use a mantis in PvP.. and the Arthropleura is literally only good for turret mode, I was hoping that they would eventually add breeding. -- Maybe we'll get new insects in the future that will be PvP viable or maybe the TLC pass will make insects more viable for PvP, but as of now my dream of a bred insect army has been crushed.

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    I so want an Otter! Can't wait to mass breed them! Stand aside Dodos!

    Titanoboa taming too, gonna have to try that one out, those poor fertilised eggs, never stood a chance in life!

    Phoenix is coming, woot!

    Call of the WIld - Wave based mode is something i've always wanted on ARK, going to have to try this out soon!

    Well done everyone with the Community Creations, some lovely ANSEL pictures in this one!

    :Jerblove:

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    I've never been more hyped for the TLC pass. Good poop WC, can't wait for launch! (and post launch!)

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    29 minutes ago, Stonefather said:

    I have been an avid fan of insects since day one I loved taming scorpions and I love them today but I can't use them in PvP I can't use a mantis in PvP.. and the Arthropleura is literally only good for turret mode, I was hoping that they would eventually add breeding. -- Maybe we'll get new insects in the future that will be PvP viable or maybe the TLC pass will make insects more viable for PvP, but as of now my dream of a bred insect army has been crushed.

    I just wanted them to add breeding in order for me to get mutations :D

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    38 minutes ago, Rboy said:

    "Will insects ever become breedable? "

    "Not by us, their lifecycles are too different from animals so it’d be difficult to represent without a major amount of effort for each individual insect"

    What a @#!& poor excuse.

    Male+female > wander > egg > hatch > feed (couple of hours later) fully grown dino.

    looks very easy to do as all of them produce eggs already. Just copy/paste the mechanic from the other dinos.

    I think he means larvae and stuff

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    33 minutes ago, Voidstar said:

    I think he means larvae and stuff

    Yeah - but why complicate stuff. Its not like the rest of Ark is uber realistic.

    We dont need  larvae for the moth. We dont want the female mantis to kill the male.

    The moth,mantis,scorp already drop eggs, so adding fertilized eggs shouldnd be an issue.

    The bat is a mammal anyway, so easy.

    The only creatures that might be a lot of work is the dungbeatle, arthro.

    But hey, we have a fish that mines metal and another shoulder pet. We should be happy, right.

    Im so salty/dissapointed.

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    5 minutes ago, Rboy said:

    Yeah - but why complicate stuff. Its not like the rest of Ark is uber realistic.

    We dont need  larvae for the moth. We dont want the female mantis to kill the male.

    The moth,mantis,scorp already drop eggs, so adding fertilized eggs shouldnd be an issue.

    The bat is a mammal anyway, so easy.

    The only creatures that might be a lot of work is the dungbeatle, arthro.

    But hey, we have a fish that mines metal and another shoulder pet. We should be happy, right.

    Im so salty/dissapointed.

    kinda poopty yeah...

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    On 3. 8. 2017 at 11:24 PM, ARKgamer1 said:

    Are you gonna make a new trailer for the game when its released

     

    On 3. 8. 2017 at 11:22 PM, ARKgamer1 said:

    1. Are you planing any updates for scorched earth, like a new dino, caves, bosses or mybe new items added to scorched?

    2. are you gonna do new models for for old dinos mybe something like Thick Freedom did a video on. I m not here to talk about him, I just think that his ideas are really realy cool and if you see that video are you gonna do any of the stuff he sayed ?

     

     

    On 4. 8. 2017 at 11:39 AM, ARKgamer1 said:

    Are you gonna add new building pieces like triangle ceiling, foundation. If so are you gonna add the ones from s+ (that are 60°) or are you gonna make your own that would be 45° or will you add in both ?

     

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    I thought creatures were added if they felt needed or would add to the gameplay. The Otter is cute but I don't see why?
    Anyways, the return of the Digest! :D Yay! You were missed!

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    I'm kind of disappointed it's an otter, was hoping for something a bit more ba. It's cute I guess. I was really hoping for a new flyer. I'm a bit tired of all these shoulder/back mounts. I wish they would at least add a perch to set them on when they are not on your shoulder. You could just walk up to the perch and press triangle and it would put them on it. My base floor is littered with dimorph, monkey's, jerboa, Ichthy, Archa, Vultures, etc. I'm happy to hear about the Phoenix and Boas though.

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    7 minutes ago, ARKgamer1 said:

     

     

     

    Please don't re-quote your questions from the Q&A Collection thread and post them in here, that's not how this works.

    Also, some of your questions were answered in this Digest. They might not have been your questions specifically, but covered the same topic. For example, your question about structures and S+ was mentioned in the very first Q/A. Also they said that Scorched will be getting the Phoenix too.

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    "So that, unless they are perturbed, you’d actually see them sleeping and recovering their vital stats during that time."

    Recovering vital stats during that time? That'll be a very rare case. Fights usually end in the death of one side and then that fighter goes on to fight yet another thing minutes later, either dying in that fight or recovering fully by eating the corpse. But more animals sleeping does sound really nice.

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    idk if its been asked but i cant find anything on it anywhere will ps4 and xbox players as well for that matter be seeing survival of the fittest come to us.ps4 was told we'd get it forever ago then on the day of launch it was pulled breaking my heart as id been looking forward to it for so long.plz give me some good news xD

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