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!
Happy Holidays, Survivors!
As this year draws to a close, we're going to end off 2017 with a little holiday-themed event! Though smaller than our previous Winter events, we hope Survivors enjoy their holiday time on the ARK. Survivors will experience Santa's Elves inhabiting the ARKs, spreading joy to all those who tame them.
This holiday-themed event brings the following changes to the ARKs (available on the holidayevent branch for dedicated servers):
- One-time Wild Dino respawn
- 5% chance of new wild creatures being Xmas coloured
- 50% chance of white-coloured Dire Bears
- All hat-wearing wild dinos are wearing Santa hats and Megaloceros have been replaced with Reindeer
- 12 AM through to 5 AM provides a temporary buff to live connected players which boosts loot crate quality by 40% (over base values, 15% over LioMagic values), drops more loot, and adds more cosmetics to loot crate drops.
Be sure to send us all your holiday-themed screenshots, videos, and artwork as we'd love to see them!
The event will begin at 12 PM ET on Saturday the 23rd of December and runs until 12 PM ET on Sunday the 1st of January.
ARK Winter Sale!
Happy Holidays Everyone! For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a huge host of discounts across various platforms and regions with the Winter Sale! The discounts and sale length may vary so please continue reading for further sales information!
ARK will be participating in this year's Steam Winter Sale! It runs from now through the holiday until the 4th of January!
ARK will be participating in this year's PlayStation 4 Winter Sale! Discounts may vary based on region, so please double check to ensure you can get it in time!
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 Tuesday the 26th of December at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
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!
Christopher Warburton - A world on fire
Ego - Soaring flight
Joe Lally - Mystery
EXFIB0 - Life
Pollti – Sunken Obelisk
BlueDragon - Faceoff
BlueDragon - Fight or Flight
BlueDragon - In the darkness there is light
BlueDragon - Light it up
BlueDragon - Lost
BlueDragon - The edge of death
BlueDragon - When titans collide
Christopher Warburton - Peaceful Luminocity
Christopher Warburton - Screech
Ego - Encounter
Ego - Flow of spirits
Ego - Friends
Ego - Light under the earth
Ego - My little aberrant wizard
EXFIB0 - Rock Drake
GamerPerfection - A Survivors Best Friend Lights Up Your Life
GamerPerfection - Ready To Explore Aberration
Joe Lally - Aberrant Dung Beetle
Joe Lally - Glowing
PatrickPlays122 - Burning Memories
PatrickPlays122 - Evolution
PatrickPlays122 - When Worlds Collide
Pollti – Aberrant Iguanodon
Pollti – Alpha Basilisk & Lystro
Pollti – Bulbdog
Pollti – Rock Drake
Pollti – Shinehorn
Pollti – The Fallen Nexus
Pollti – The Portal
roguewolf91 - Flight of the Glowbug
StateofMynd42 - Glowtail
StateofMynd42 - Mushroom Hill
StateofMynd42 - Uh Oh
Vakarian - Attack!
Vakarian - Flight in a sandstorm
Vakarian - Hold on!!!
Vakarian - The early dragon catches the wrum
Valoule - Abberation Forrest
Valoule - BARKman Training
Wolf Angelus - Cavern Forests
Wolf Angelus - Eternal Sonata
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!
BlueDragon - Illuminating
Vakarian - My first Flight
EXFIB0 - Leaves
BlueDragon - Poison grin
BlueDragon - Glowing springs
EXFIB0 - Pink Paradise
roguewolf91 - Subterranean Serenity
StateofMynd42 - The Hunted
Vakarian - Dragons on Center
Vakarian - Ups
Vakarian - Welcome on Aberration
Valoule - Flower
Wolf Angelus - Aberrant Waters
Wolf Angelus - Divine Judgement
Wolf Angelus - Land of New Beginnings
Wolf Angelus - Mystical Biomes
Wolf Angelus - Netherworld
Wolf Angelus - Tides of Time
Wolf Angelus - Happy Aberrant Holidays!
Valoule - SnARKpchat
Milkshake - Hidden Gems
Milkshake - Beautiful Blue
Morgengrau - Show me the way
Morgengrau - Unknown Paths
TiiaAurora - Just a normal day on Aberration
Valoule - SnARKpchat
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 113 is...
THIS IS ABERRATION | ARK: Survival Evolved | Epic Cinematic by MAVE!
and we'd also like to announce a runner-up...
HOMES IN HELL! BEST SPOTS ON ABERRATION! - ARK Cinematic Skits by Lame Wolf!
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 113 is…
ARK Survival: ARK Advent Calendar - 2017 Holiday Special by Wolf Angelus!
and we'd also like to announce two runners-up...
Fly's Base Tours: The Spire on Stegoland by Flydive!
Scorched Colosseum, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
Ark Survival Evolved Holiday Tour of Homes by Zadira
CHRISTMAS IS HERE ⛄️ GINGER BREAD HOUSE, SANTA GIFTS, SNOW EVERYWHERE!! | ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by AxeMan
Crazy Dino Mike's Used Dino Lot: Turkey Day by Tageon
Ark Survival Evolved Christmas tree build on Ragnarok by Tlc138!
DragonFalls by Dragonarcwar!
The Pagoda - ARK Build Showcase by AwflGaming
LEVEL 2 BILLION UNKILLABLE BEAST - ARK Skits by Lame Wolf!
THE GREAT FALLS RESIDENCE!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 54 by RYANT1UMOfficial!
THE CLIFFTOP ESTATE WINERY!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 55 by RYANT1UMOfficial!
Ark Skit - Dimetrodon by Lusaka6
Ark survival evolved - Aberration by GeeKy gAMer no1 & gOOgly Owl
Trilobite Taming by MonkeyManTV
ARK ABERRATION: Roll Rat Taming EASY and FAST (GUIDE/TUTORIAL) by TiiaAurora
UKARKSERVER | PVE ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED XBOX SERVER by RaMarcus
Doghouse ! For the Reaper queen by Valoule
The Redwoods Ole'Village Market by Milkshake
Watercolor Yuty by Milkshake
Christmas raptor on it's way to steal your presents by mateaperic51
"Abberation Roll Rat Miner" by FollyVentures
Bulbdog Derp Color by Ivymaire
Spotted Prey by Nikout
Santa Ravager by Sharkcat
Santa Bulbdog by Sharkcat
Suprannotitan by milokamilo
Update for upcoming mod; Brachiosaurus and lore! by Kaprodonychus
That's it for this post guys! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and we'll be back at the beginning of the New Year!
As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:
All the best,
Edited by Jen