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  • Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & Community Crunch 106!

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

    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? 

    Xbox Rentable Servers Info!


    As per our announcement post last week, Xbox rentable servers will be available on Xbox from October 25th, supplied by Nitrado. Nitrado has since posted some important additional information about these rentable servers on their website.


    Many of you have been wondering why private Xbox One servers were delayed in comparison to PlayStation 4. Rentable servers are relatively new terrain for Xbox One, which means that much work had to be done behind the scenes, both on an organizational and on a technical level. On top of everything Microsoft and Studio Wildcard had to sort out, we also had a part to play:

    By Microsoft's requirements, all services related to Xbox One games must be obtained through the Microsoft store, to provide a unified experience for all games and players. In simple terms: We are not allowed to rent out servers for Xbox One games through our website.

    That means: Please do not charge your Nitrado account in anticipation of Xbox One servers! You will not be able to purchase Xbox One servers with your Nitrado account credit.

    To be able to offer Xbox One servers for ARK, Nitrado has created our very own app for the Microsoft store. When you order a server for ARK on Xbox One, it will still appear on our website, and it can still be managed through our smartphone apps. It‘s just that all purchases (new orders, extensions, up-/downgrades) will have to go through our Microsoft store app.

    Having our own Xbox One app has its advantages: You‘ll be able to change your server settings right from inside the app! For now, this will simply redirect you to our web interface (in an already logged-in state), but for the future we want to fully integrate various features, to make managing servers even more convenient for Xbox One players.

    Survivors who are interested in purchasing their own rentable server(s) are strongly encouraged to read the entire article on the Nitrado website for further information on pricing and pre-orders:


    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 9th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

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

    Community Contests!

    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 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!


    Pollti - Phoenix on Ragnarok


    Runners up!

    Yourowner's Untitled Submission


    Wolf Angelus - Sonic Boom Soundwaves


    Valoule - NiagarARK fall


    StateofMynd42 - Swoops


    Honourable Mentions!

    Yourowner's Untitled Submission


    Yourowner's Untitled Submission


    Yourowner's Untitled Submission


    Wolf Angelus - Parasaur Travels


    Wolf Angelus - Cuteness


    Wolf Angelus - Alluring Aroma


    StateofMynd42 - Surrender


    StateofMynd42 - One Of These Things


    StateofMynd42 - No Candy Is Safe


    roguewolf91 - Devil On Your Back


    Pollti - poison wyvern


    Pollti - poison attack


    Pollti - alpha wyvern


    FataLty - Shore


    FataL1ty - When Gods Collide


    FataL1ty - War Party


    FataL1ty - Victory


    FataL1ty - Leaping to another world


    FataL1ty - Faceoff


    FataL1ty - Brace


    FataL1ty - A Dance With Dragons


    Ego - It's safari time!


    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


    StateofMynd42 - He's Coming


    Honourable Mentions!

    Wolf Angelus - Head of the Possessed Dining Table


    Wolf Angelus - Eerie Possessed Dining Room


    Wolf Angelus - Center of the Creepy Conjuring Circle


    Wolf Angelus - Belly of the Skeletal Beast


    FataL1ty - Ice Mount


    Vakarian - ScorchedEarth Panorama


    roguewolf91 - A World Divided


    FataL1ty - Ice Blast


    FataL1ty - A Song of Ice and Death




    Wolf Angelus - Hidden Objects ARK Dino Edition


    Honourable Mentions!

    Ego - Sudden flashbacks


    F1r3fly - Community Crunch - Behind the Scenes


    F1r3fly - Into the Woods


    Jamie Weaver - Arriving in the new world!


    Starwolf23 - Find New Castle



    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 106 is...

    "UNSTOPPABLE" - An ARK PvP Montage by KishK0!


    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 106 is… 

    The Old, Possessed Mansion on Horror Hill by Wolf Angelus!


    Rebuild of the Brontopia by Valoule!


    If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:

    Fan Feature!

    Hope Ark Evolved Map V3.2 by vwcamper

    Eco's Terrariums Mod | Official Cinematic Showcase by Jukari

    Tek Community Center build on Floating Tree platform by Travis138

    5 Pillar Wyvern Trap | Ark Survival Evolved Ragnarok Tips by Firespark81

    Tag and Dax vs Ark Survival Evolved: SCORCHED EARTH DINO HELP DESK

    The True Manticore Battle - ARK: Survival Evolved Shenanigans by ShadowSword

    Acting up (PART 66) by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl

    The Bases of Nerd Parade's Ragnarok PvP by blitzfire911

    Skyrider City version 22 by MissyPrime

    Griffin by XxCrazyNyanCatxX

    Can't Fly Yet by Violet

    Fire Wyvern by Shintharo

    Dodo! by TNT_2

    Raptor by Mr.Overkill

    Ark' Art by LastGon

    Tek-Treehouse by Vakarian

    V-REX by milokamilo

    Milo-Tylo by milokamilo

    Shastasaurus by milokamilo

    ARK by fruit

    My Dino painting xD by fruit


    IT: Neilbolt House by Mr. Jurassic


    IT: Pennywise! by Mr. Jurassic

    Dossier: Torosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus

    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


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    ... why... no... release... date... 




    Whyyyyy!?!?!? ?

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    I'm with the other guy. I don't want to sound like an entitled prick but out of respect for people such as myself who bought the season pass with little to no info on aberration could we please at least be given a closer estimate for when it is coming out than a thirty one day window? I'm on holidays right now and really want to play it before they end by the end of next week so it would at least be nice to know if I'll be able to do that.

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    Something tells me this thing may have mutated from an otter, in terms of utility i'm thinking it may be helpful to alerting you about certain weather events like the jerboa, afterall how else could we figure out when a gas leak or earthquake is about to happen? 

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    I think it's pointless that they put out a release date since the comments will be only about how wrong it'll be. I'd wait until it's about to be put into certification to put out an ETA. Just how I would do it.

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    Edited by Goldblade936

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    Gotta say, even on the legacy we are pretty excited for the new content and how it will interact with our home servers!

    Edited by Cleaver

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    It's a mutated Bambi, tell me Thickfreedom... So cute isn't it?

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    If anyone wants to play the "Hidden Objects" game from the Freeform, here is the original, full-sized image https://we.tl/sgTbRfTVs9  :3 

    You need the original for sizing/zoom to work, as the clickable isn't the 8x quality required for it to work. Link is good for 7 days of this posting.

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    the goat is rlly adorable can't wait to see what its uses are i bet they will be amazing similar to the sheep. @w@

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    Everyone thats worried about Aberrations release date. Its wild card. October 31st.

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    2 hours ago, DangerPlayz said:

    Is that a deer? Also cool! Also first! Also release date please?

    The leaked date is the 31st. Pretty sad they narrow it down to a month and we have to rely on leaks for any of our info.

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    Do you guys think you could make the aloe vera plants spawn in more places on ragnarok? Thanks

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    that pennywise house.. 
    anyone know what mod is used for the vines on the front of the house?
    pretty sure it isn't ecotrees, garden or wonderland

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    1 hour ago, KILLOTRONJEDI said:

    Do you guys think you could make the aloe vera plants spawn in more places on ragnarok? Thanks

    suggestions for ragnarok can be directly submitted to the devs(mappers) on their very own discord channel 

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    Awesome creations everyone!

    Looking forward to seeing what the Mystery creature is. Looks like Bambi.

    Roll on the release. :D

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    My guess for the release date is 31 October 2017 at 11:59:59pm :P

    Edited by SparkPug

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