Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & Community Crunch 102!
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.
Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????
What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?
PAX West & Launch Round Up!
Thank you to each and every one of you who participated in the launch for ARK & our PAX show! We love you all and are so grateful no matter how you show your support, whether you came to the booth and took pictures with our Raptor and Rex, tamed your first dino, ploughed through a cave, tuned into the live streams, or shared your thoughts on social media! For those of you who missed our news beats, let's do a quick catch up.
ARK: Aberration Expansion Pack!
Survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive!
For the full announcement revealing way more information and screenshots, check out this page:
ARK Live Action Trailer by PIXOMONDO!
For the launch of ARK: Survival Evolved, our partners Snail Games have teamed up with the award-winning PIXOMONDO team!
Executive Producer Mandie Briney, the VFX Supervisor from Game Of Thrones Sven Martin, and CEO Thilo Kuther, worked closely with the creative team from JOJX, including father+son directing team Rocky+Jackson Morton and EP Joe Care to create the concept, the script, all the way through the production + post- production process to execute this amazing cinematic and thrilling trailer bringing the ARK: Survival Evolved world to life. Stay tuned as we'll be revealing more cinematic episodes in the near future! We can't wait to see how it all turns out!Stay tuned as we'll be revealing more cinematic short clips in the near future! We can't wait to see how it all turns out!
ARK Soundtrack: Behind the Scenes!
Sumthing Else Music Works and Studio Wildcard are proud to present the epic orchestral soundtrack to ARK: Survival Evolved! Composed by Gareth Coker (Minecraft, Ori and the Blind Forest) and performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, the official soundtrack album is now available via digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works. Join us for the behind the scenes peek at the recording process, recorded at Abbey Road! For those wanting the full orchestral experience, you can pick up the soundtrack now at https://www.sumthing.com/p/ark/!
ARK Digest 49...
Unfortunately, we'll be skipping out on the Digest this week as Jeremy and the Florida Team prepare to survive against Hurricane Irma (it runs right through our Florida Office!) We're planning on having our next digest in the next edition of the crunch. In the mean time, be careful and stay safe Survivors!
ARK: 2x 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 11th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
2x Faster Mating Interval Rates
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...
roguewolf91 and their very lush PGM!
To use the PGM for yourself, here's the map string:
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
Domino - Welcome Home
Pollti - Phoenix
Pollti – Tek Dragon
Wolf Angelus - Inside the Brain
Wolf Angelus - Inside the Brain
Wolf Angelus - Robotic Assault
Wolf Angelus - Planetary Orbit
EXFIB0 - Beauty
EXFIB0 - Cruising
EXFIB0 - Icy Water
FataL1ty - Aslan
FataL1ty - Blending In
FataL1ty - Dance!
FataL1ty - Frozen in the Desert
FataL1ty - Pining for the Mountains
Kovko - Hidden Beauty
Kovko - Hunt of a Lifetime
Kovko - Low Flight
Neo - Highlands
Neo - Multiple Biomes
Neo - Rocky Canyon
Neo - Secret Lake
Pollti – Tek Drones
Pollti – Tek Broodmother Lysrix
Pollti – Tek Megapithecus
Pollti – The Overseer
roguewolf91 - Forest Meeting
StateofMynd42 - Making Fantasties Come True
Valoule - Burning sensation
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!
Wolf Angelus - Visions of Fire, Ice, and Poison
Wolf Angelus - Control Room
EXFIB0 - Ice Wyvern
EXFIB0 - Ragnarok
FataL1ty - Forward Unto Dawn
FataL1ty - Sentry's View
FataL1ty - Tusks Dawn
Kovko - Running River
Kovko - Tall Bridge
Kovko - Volcano
Kovko - Watercaves
Neo - Ragnarok Desert
Neo - Silent Lake
roguewolf91 - Canyon Crawling
StateofMynd42 - Power of Elements
StateofMynd42 - SurroundedByMagic
Valoule - Wedding
F1r3fly - Ark Comics: It Comes at Night
Baradine Allawa - On The Attack
EXFIB0 - Sunset
StateofMynd42 - Summer Day
Valoule - Finally
Wolf Angelus - Grats on Official Launch -Comic
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 102 is...
LameWolfProductions and their skit: When Stupid Birds Keep Robbing You!
they're not stupid birds...
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 102 is…
it's a tie!
Tomb of the Golem Mancer by The Pilgrimz Project
Valoule! For their very impressive ship creation:
The Thousand Sunny!
You can check out more of their screenshots here: http://imgur.com/a/n9bV5
We'd also like to give a huge congratulations to our runners up this week!
SWChris for their simple yet beautiful ARK Marriage Venue:
MissyPrime for their Skyrider City built on Xbox!
You can check out the rest of the submissions for this week's contests here:
Eco's TEK Decor Mod
ISO: Crystal Isle PAX West Trailer
Dragonpunk: Tribe of Gods - PAX West Teaser
Massive Aircraft Carrier by ARKTLC138
DragonGaming Scorched Build
Skies of Nazka - Wonderful World
Survival Plus PAX West Trailer
Scorched Earth Base and Fishing Hole by ARKTLC138
Titanoboa Taming by GP
Shark Bait by GeeKy gAMer No.1 & gOOglyOwl
Professor by Dax and Tageon!
What's Under the Castle? by MonkeyManTV
Fukaso Wyvern Den by Kortniechan!
Wyvern Trench Foot Excursion by MonkeyManTV
UNICORN PUKE by ranger1presents
Sharkcat's Chicken Yutyrannus
Sharkcat's Forest Camo Yutyrannus
ARK - From above by cfowler7
Little Fiery Angel by EgoSilentium
Fanmade Dossier: Deinosuchus by Scanova the Carnotaurus
Fanmade Dossier: Glacialisaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus
Fanmade Dossier: Orthros! by Shadlos!
Fanmade Dossier: Eastmanosteus by Shadlos!
Thylacoleo by Zaramas!
Phoenix by -=|WP|=-???
Grumpyracer by Jack Cowlips!
The Mam-Moth by Shockal!
WIP ARK Saddles by Nivea!
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:
All the best,
Edited by Jat