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    Extra Life & Community Crunch 70 & Ansel Winners!

    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

    Extra Life!


    Save the date! Saturday, 5th of November 2016 at 09:00 AM PST we'll be beginning a 24-hour stream on www.twitch.tv/survivetheark to raise as much money as possible for Extra Life and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! Last year the ARK Community raised an outstanding $23,500 and this year we're hoping together we'll be able to beat that target! 

    The stream will be hosted by the lovely Forest Rapczak and x3Bellex3! They'll be doing a live Q&A, Giveaways, ARK Games, as well as hanging out with some of the other developers, content creators, sneak peek to upcoming content and much more! ;) If you'd like to get involved in the fundraising and join our Extra Life Tribe - don't hesitate to get in touch, otherwise, tune in this weekend and help us save as many kids as we can! You can support the cause by visiting this page or hang out during our marathon and show some encouragement! Every little bit counts and it goes to a great cause. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Extra Life and Studio Wildcard greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

    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!

    It's a tie!

    EXFIB0's PGM: Frozen Island!


    and if you'd like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings!

    PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=197;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.017678;Mountains Frequency=7.714499;Mountains Slope=0.805139;MountainsHeight=1.162609;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.286254;RWBiomeSize=0.23151;MountainBiomeStart=-0.699657;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.607131;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;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;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)

    and our second winner...

    KishK0's PGM!


    And the seed if you'd like to run this map:

    PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=586;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=1.614691;Mountains Frequency=3.956023;Mountains Slope=0.866054;MountainsHeight=1.052938;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.2;JungleGrassDensity=0.04;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.420002;RWBiomeSize=0.199517;MountainBiomeStart=-0.729565;MountainsTreeDensity=0.03;JungleBiomeStart=-0.599916;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.2;MountainGrassDensity=0.07;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.02;TreeDensity=0.008;JungleTreeDensity=0.8;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.2;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.12;ShoreTreeDensity=0.04;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.003;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)

    Congratulations to our winners! Looking forward to the next set! We'll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediately - so get generating! ;)

    And to learn more about PGMs and on how to get started, check out this guide here:

    Evolution Event Weekend!


    Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses:

    2x Harvesting Rate
    2x Taming Rate
    2x EXP Rate

    So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! The event will end at 12PM EDT on Monday the 7th of November.

    NVidia Ansel Photography Contest


    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 a 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 in 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!


    EXFIB0 - The Bad and The Ugly


    Meshky - Hive Mind


    Honourable Mentions!

    EXFIB0 - An Unusual Battle


    EXFIB0 - Dodowyvern Lightning Attack


    KISHK0 - Clash of Titans


    KISHK0 - Dragon vs Dodowyvern


    KISHK0 - On Top of The World


    Soulyouth - BOO!


    Soulyouth - Erupt


    Soulyouth - Stay Back!


    Soulyouth - The Crew


    Riddler - Ouchie


    Soulyouth - Happy Birthday


    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


    EXFIB0 - Rex Statue


    KISHK0 - Skull


    Honourable Mentions!

    EXFIB0 - Icelands


    KISHK0 - Dragon vs Dodowyvern


    KISHK0 - The Army


    KISHK0 - Village


    EXFIB0 - Ice Cave


    Soulyouth - Swarm






    Thank you all for your wonderful entries, a lot of awesome and spooky entries! Huge congratulations to our winners, we'll be in touch! :Jerblove:

      Commmunity Contests!


    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!

    And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 70 is…

    Arklloween Haunted house by Valoule!


    An awesome haunted house with very nice details, make sure to check out the full gallery: http://imgur.com/a/s7AXE


    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 70 is...

    SPOOKED EARTH - Fear Evolved Cinematic Tour by Lame Wolf Productions!

    This sarcastic review of the Fear Evolved event on Scorched Earth definitely gave us some laughs.

    Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here:

    Fan Feature!

    DODOWYVERN & DODOREX | Fear Evolved 2 | ARK Survival Evolved by GamerPerfection

    DOOBY SCOO AND THE MUDMAN MYSTERY - ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions 

    [The Volcano In 4K] The Map That Deserves To Be Official - ARK [Cinematic/Showcase] by EXFIB0

    Scorched Earth Main Base Showcase - ARK: Advanced Building - Molten Iron Server PVE Survival by Monkeypuzzle

    ARK Mythbusters Ep.7 - Do Rocket Turrets Fire Underwater, Explorer's Notes XP Buff, etc. by KISHKO

    ARK - Mythbusters Ep.6 - Boomerang Damage, Bola Testing, Etc by EXFIB0 

    MODDED ARK: Survival Evolved (Center Map) Intro by StoneyDragon 

    All Hail The Dodo-Rex! by Mr. Jurassic
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793240702

    Rule#2 by Autu
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=789095675

    Dodo Rex by Sample Magpie
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=789497836

    He Grr by Kaigs the Lizard Queen
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=790732256

    Desert Camo Thorny Dragon by Sharkcat
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791781027

    Pokemon Sandlash Thorny Dragon by Sharkcat
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792112752

    Wyvern Pumpkin Carving by Sharkcat
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792135843

    Parrot Dodorex by Sharkcat
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792349494

    Dododex Taming Calculator v1.11: Starve/Torpor Timer Push Notifications! by danleveille9D9C7A9CBD927364A2DD8A9BA272D7FD25B78024
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791827832

    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791449625

    Siren Dossier by Mega
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791545597

    Cockatrice Dossier by Mega
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793021235

    Skull of a Survivor by FataL1ty
    More images: http://imgur.com/a/pbRky

    Castle robes by Kelly
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792561582

    That's it for this week's Crunch, thanks for tuning in guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark
    Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark

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


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    It'll be up in a moment, we-transfer was down for a few hours, but I'm editing them in now ;).

    @Stoneydradon86 - Our prize handler has the latest winners and I believe they will be taking care of it over the coming days, they've got a lot to go through so hopefully it'll all be resolved soon! Apologies about the delay :)



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    1 hour ago, Stoneydradon86 said:

    so i won  ARKitect! 3 weeks ago and was wondering when the rewards will be given out?

    Lol, I'm also still waiting for my T-Shirt from last years Extra-Life-Stream :D

    Never received any answer on my mails, or posts.

    Good luck for you.

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    Some awesome entries yet again. ARKitect was awesome. Ansel was as always full of some great entries! And overall a very good crunch.

    Looking forward to the next pach. ;):Jerblove: 

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    4 hours ago, GamerPerfection said:

    Great work everyone! I love the skull build @FataL1ty and @Sharkcat what did you do to the poor DodoRex! :Jerblove:

    Looking forward to todays Extra Life Stream!

    A friend requested me to do something special for dodorex so decided make parrot skin for unsuspecting dodorex xD, loving all art works here.

    Edited by Sharkcat

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    I made a mistake to submit my ARKitect entry, that was not event themed, during the halloween event. Any chance that I could resubmit next week when the criteria goes back to normal?

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    2 hours ago, Monkeypuzzle said:

    I made a mistake to submit my ARKitect entry, that was not event themed, during the halloween event. Any chance that I could resubmit next week when the criteria goes back to normal?

    Yea, I'm pretty sure you can put in your sopubmissions multiple times.

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    Hey are they gonna put like a stream highlight thing up? Like these are the things we showed off and such. Sad I am not gonna be able to watch it and I have already missed soo much of it.

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    2 hours ago, Dustiest-Ninja said:

    That map really does deserve to be official.

    I only focused on how it looked and felt but it is in very early stages and has some bugs, and also it is very big and that makes it even harder to optimize.

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    23 hours ago, UDGxKnight said:

    Hey are they gonna put like a stream highlight thing up? Like these are the things we showed off and such. Sad I am not gonna be able to watch it and I have already missed soo much of it.

    Yes there will be a highlight for everything they showed. :)

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    I hope that the next event be it extra life or another charity event is also on console would be nice to get a q&a with the devs while also playing ark with them.

    I'm gonna say this once if anyone quotes me i'll deny i ever said it.

    You pc players are lucky.

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    Are the therizino stats in the video showcasing it the real ones? or it will be changed just wondering its very huge lol.

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    On 11/6/2016 at 4:04 PM, EXFIB0 said:

    I only focused on how it looked and felt but it is in very early stages and has some bugs, and also it is very big and that makes it even harder to optimize.

    Maybe divide it into two maps? 

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    One of my screenshots is named Icelands but it is not the one displayed in the 360 Stereo section. You just swapped them.. it doesn't really matter but I decided to point it out. :)

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