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    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & Community Crunch 102!

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

    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 ???????

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    What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is? 

    PAX West & Launch Round Up!

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    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!

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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 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 Maturing
    2x Hatching
    2x Gestation
    2x Faster Mating Interval Rates

    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...

    roguewolf91 and their very lush PGM! 

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    To use the PGM for yourself, here's the map string:

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    PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=1985;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=3.370845;Mountains Frequency=15.879879;Mountains Slope=1.977633;MountainsHeight=0.924615;Turbulence Power=0.013;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.03;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.7;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.13177;RWBiomeSize=0.215932;MountainBiomeStart=-0.548077;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.720501;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.237;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.004;JungleTreeDensity=0.67;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.333;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;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=0.5f);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!

    Winner!

    Domino - Welcome Home

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    Pollti - Phoenix

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    Runner Up!

    Pollti – Tek Dragon

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    Wolf Angelus - Inside the Brain

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    Wolf Angelus - Inside the Brain

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    Wolf Angelus - Robotic Assault

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    Wolf Angelus - Planetary Orbit

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    Honourable Mentions!

    EXFIB0 - Beauty

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    EXFIB0 - Cruising

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    EXFIB0 - Icy Water

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    FataL1ty - Aslan

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    FataL1ty - Blending In

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    FataL1ty - Dance!

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    FataL1ty - Frozen in the Desert

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    FataL1ty - Pining for the Mountains

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    Kovko - Hidden Beauty

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    Kovko - Hunt of a Lifetime

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    Kovko - Low Flight

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    Neo - Highlands

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    Neo - Multiple Biomes

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    Neo - Rocky Canyon

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    Neo - Secret Lake

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    Pollti – Tek Drones

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    Pollti – Tek Broodmother Lysrix

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    Pollti – Tek Megapithecus

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    Pollti – The Overseer

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    roguewolf91 - Forest Meeting

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    StateofMynd42 - Making Fantasties Come True

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    Valoule - Burning sensation

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    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

    Winner!

    Wolf Angelus - Visions of Fire, Ice, and Poison

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    Wolf Angelus - Control Room

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    Honourable Mentions!

    EXFIB0 - Ice Wyvern

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    EXFIB0 - Ragnarok

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    FataL1ty - Forward Unto Dawn

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    FataL1ty - Sentry's View

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    FataL1ty - Tusks Dawn

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    Kovko - Running River

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    Kovko - Tall Bridge

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    Kovko - Volcano

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    Kovko - Watercaves

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    Neo - Ragnarok Desert

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    Neo - Silent Lake

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    roguewolf91 - Canyon Crawling

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    StateofMynd42 - Power of Elements

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    StateofMynd42 - SurroundedByMagic

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    Valoule - Wedding

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    Freeform!

    Winner!

    F1r3fly - Ark Comics: It Comes at Night

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    Honourable Mentions!

    Baradine Allawa - On The Attack

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    EXFIB0 - Sunset

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    StateofMynd42 - Summer Day

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    Valoule - Finally

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    Wolf Angelus - Grats on Official Launch -Comic

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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 102 is...

    LameWolfProductions and their skit: When Stupid Birds Keep Robbing You!

     :Jerbmad:they're not stupid birds... 

    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 102 is… 

    it's a tie!

    Congratulations to...

    Tomb of the Golem Mancer by The Pilgrimz Project

     

    and...

    Valoule! For their very impressive ship creation:

    The Thousand Sunny!

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    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:

    and

    MissyPrime for their Skyrider City built on Xbox!

    You can check out the rest of the submissions for this week's contests here:

    Fan Feature!

    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

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1130878715

    Sharkcat's Forest Camo Yutyrannus

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1130403744

    ARK - From above by cfowler7

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1124587290

    Little Fiery Angel by EgoSilentium

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1130627055

    Fanmade Dossier: Deinosuchus by Scanova the Carnotaurus

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1130483137

    Fanmade Dossier: Glacialisaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1130492387

    Fanmade Dossier: Orthros! by Shadlos!

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    Fanmade Dossier: Eastmanosteus by Shadlos!

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1122174217

    Thylacoleo by Zaramas!

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1119396692

    Phoenix by -=|WP|=-𝓒𝓗𝓘

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1130773590

    Grumpyracer by Jack Cowlips!

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1128321686

    The Mam-Moth by Shockal!

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1127711869

    WIP ARK Saddles by Nivea!

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1123602697

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1116368478

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1129697135

    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:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

    :Jerblove:

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    Hope everyone stays safe, having lived in FL most my life hurricanes really can be very bad!

     

    Can not wait for the new DLC I love the setting, also my saddles made it on here sweeeet.

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    For a small studio...they do have teams all over the world...and it seems they are in bad luck because their teams seems to be located in every city/region where there was a very recent or incoming natural disaster.

    As for this whole thread...well its a big ''lets refresh everyone's memory what we did in the last 5 weeks'' and a few screenshots to please the 5-6 people (that I can name on top of my head) that bother submitting them.

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    @Jat: For several months the link to full resolution images has not been available in these posts. Perhaps you should remove the line :" 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"

    Ideally I would love to see those links reinstated; I like seeing actual superres images.

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    On 9/9/2017 at 1:39 AM, SiAScORCH said:

    That animal is the one in aberration that did the gliding and camo if I'm not mistaken.

    Nope

     

    This creature looks way different.

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    Is there any consideration for removing the dino cap? I understand for PvP and on the legacy servers, but what about for those who don't do PvP

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    When I first saw that new Aberration creature at the top, it looked like a bat cross with a leopard, jaguar, or some other big climbing cat. Suffice it to say that thing is freaky-looking.

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    Hey Thanks for the win guys :) and congrats on release, I hit 3500 hours not so long ago, and Ark really has been one of the best games I have played in a decade. You have created a superb title, From the gfx, to the game play, and the phenomenal amount of detail and research you have put into the Dinosaurs. In my opinion it has all culminated in an epic gaming experience, seriously amazing work. The new Aberration content looks cool to :)

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