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.
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 Monday the 27th 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!
Mod Program Update #2!
Hey Survivors! Cedric back here again with some more updates from our sponsored mod program. As the month draws to a close, I want to share more of the hard work that’s been happening. If this is any indication of what’s in store for future months, we’re in for some nice treats! Let’s get started!
Ark Moon Survival
There’s no doubt that the ARK Moon Survival team is taking things seriously. Not only are they making a custom character model, I hear they are planning to do some custom motion capturing as well. When I spoke with David, he assured me that they are treating this as if it is a new game. There’s so much in store for the future!
My mouth dropped when I saw what TKat has been working on over the past month. It’s definitely an original and unique map. Take a look at some of these amazing screenshots!
The same person that brought you Platforms Anywhere, Platforms Plus, and Structures Plus has a lot of new exciting quality-of-life improvements and new additions to all of his mods. In Platforms Plus, he’s already busy working on a new Tek Tier tree platform.
ARK Postal Service
The popular mail delivery system will be receiving a visual upgrade that increases the overall realism. There’s a lot more in store for the future of APS: a web admin front-end, a user interface for letters, and item shipping. Take a look at this preview of what’s in store!
Jeff continues his work on Roraima and wanted to share some of the progress. I’ve been keeping a close eye on this map since it dropped and it’s amazing to see the progress. Keep it up Jeff!
Lots has been going on in Madagascar Evolved since the last update! Rather than bore you with words, I’ll show you what he’s been working on
If last week's tease wasn’t enough temptation, Tao and the Survival Plus team showed me some of the visual upgrades they’ve been working on. Keep it up!!
That’s all for this week! Be sure to drop by the workshop and give these mods a shot!
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... Kovko!
If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide:
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 87 is...
Sally & Peanut by LameWolfProductions!
(Mature language warning for our younger Survivors!)
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 87 is…
Castle Build by TagBackTV!
Ark High by Wolf Angelus!
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
PRO TURTLE SURFING - SURVIVAL PLUS ON SHIGO ISLANDS! EP1 - GAMING EVOLVED by Myndmelt Gaming
Explore the Ark #7: How to Build an Allo Taming Trap by Whitehearth Hall
Explore the Ark #9: How to Build an Manta Taming Trap by Whitehearth Hall
Explore the Ark #11: A Bridge too Far by Whitehearth Hall
Explore the Ark #10: A Whole New World by Whitehearth Hall
RK Survival Evolved Broodmother Boss fight Tek tier (Medium PS4) by Gary 87
How to tame Thylacoleo & gameplay by Gary 87
Ark Ping Pong - Messing With Tek Shields by Jade Plays Games
ARK BASE TOUR - Amazing Egg Farm And Flyer Hanger by Jade Plays Games
THE WHITE HOUSE BUILD!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 23 by RYANT1UM
Mr.Raptor Taming school by Valoule
Hope Ark Map by vwcamper
Tek by JayEx23
Lollipop Megalosaurus by Sharkcat
Snow Camo Megalosaurus by Sharkcat
Forest Camo Megalosaurus by Sharkcat
Can I Eat This? by Karen Swartz
Freedom by Violet
Stylized Thylo by Cupcake
Dilo update by Wyerex
Guanlong by DracoSerpentor77
Spartan NecroMech Armor - WIP by ФFallenSpartanФ
An update on Prudentia: Scales, teeth and wrinkles
TURTLE TANK! by jordanisgreat
That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:
Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team