• AB-Banner2.jpg
  • translate-banner.png
  • Jen

    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 ???????

    large.mysterryy.jpg.1f754f979bcb7075f79d

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

    Xbox Rentable Servers Info!

    large.593ee5fb07123_SteamARKKeyArt.jpg.5

    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.

    Quote

    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:

    https://server.nitrado.net/eng/news2/view/ark-survival-evolved-servers-xbox-one

    ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!

    large.EvoEvent.png.eeb58694dd9d4cb1e3459

    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

    large.Ansel.jpg.683f020687f3fe873c17912d

    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!

    Pollti - Phoenix on Ragnarok

    large.59d82be17315f_Pollti-Phoenix_on_Ragnarok-superresolution4k.jpg

    Runners up!

    Yourowner's Untitled Submission

    large.59d82c2252b13_YourownerShooterGameScreenshot2017_09.24-19_39_51_89.jpg

    Wolf Angelus - Sonic Boom Soundwaves

    large.59d82c1b51b7d_WolfAngelus-SonicBoomSoundwaves-8x.jpg

    Valoule - NiagarARK fall

    large.59d82c089c47b_Valoule-Super-resolution-NiagarARKfall.jpg

    StateofMynd42 - Swoops

    large.StateofMynd42-Swoops.jpg

    Honourable Mentions!

    Yourowner's Untitled Submission

    large.59d82c2a8cac8_YourownerShooterGameScreenshot2017_09.24-19_44_42_17.jpg

    Yourowner's Untitled Submission

    large.59d82c1f5c885_YourownerShooterGameScreenshot2017_09.24-19_39_05_33.jpg

    Yourowner's Untitled Submission

    large.59d82c279012d_YourownerShooterGameScreenshot2017_09.24-19_43_15_53.jpg

    Wolf Angelus - Parasaur Travels

    large.59d82c1763430_WolfAngelus-ParasaurTravels-8x.jpg

    Wolf Angelus - Cuteness

    large.59d82c1286114_WolfAngelus-Cuteness-8x.jpg

    Wolf Angelus - Alluring Aroma

    large.59d82c0d00615_WolfAngelus-AlluringAroma-8x.jpg

    StateofMynd42 - Surrender

    large.StateofMynd42-Surrender.jpg

    StateofMynd42 - One Of These Things

    large.StateofMynd42-OneOfTheseThings.jpg

    StateofMynd42 - No Candy Is Safe

    large.StateofMynd42-NoCandyIsSafe.jpg

    roguewolf91 - Devil On Your Back

    large.59d82beec6c1c_roguewolf91-DevilOnYourBack-SuperResolution.jpg

    Pollti - poison wyvern

    large.59d82beb64182_Pollti-poison_wyvern-superresolution4k.jpg

    Pollti - poison attack

    large.59d82be6a1e95_Pollti-poison_attack-superresolution4k.jpg

    Pollti - alpha wyvern

    large.59d82bda1e8af_Pollti-alpha_wyvern-superresolution4k.jpg

    FataLty - Shore

    large.59d82bd3919ff_FataLty-Shore-8x.jpg

    FataL1ty - When Gods Collide

    large.59d82bd7c9f00_FataL1ty-WhenGodsCollide-8x.jpg

    FataL1ty - War Party

    large.59d82bcd407fc_FataL1ty-WarParty-8x.jpg

    FataL1ty - Victory

    large.59d82bc85161b_FataL1ty-Victory-8x.jpg

    FataL1ty - Leaping to another world

    large.59d82bc4597f3_FataL1ty-Leapingtoanotherworld-8x.jpg

    FataL1ty - Faceoff

    large.59d82bc0e66bf_FataL1ty-Faceoff-8x.jpg

    FataL1ty - Brace

    large.59d82bbc43b75_FataL1ty-Brace-8x.jpg

    FataL1ty - A Dance With Dragons

    large.59d82bb84a193_FataL1ty-ADanceWithDragons-8x.jpg

    Ego - It's safari time!

    large.59d82bb0cd9b9_Ego-Itssafaritime!-SuperResolution.jpg

    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

    Winner!

    StateofMynd42 - He's Coming

    large.StateofMynd42-HesComing.jpg

    Honourable Mentions!

    Wolf Angelus - Head of the Possessed Dining Table

    large.59d82ad8ac086_WolfAngelus-HeadofthePossessedDiningTable-360.jpg

    Wolf Angelus - Eerie Possessed Dining Room

    large.59d82ad4605bc_WolfAngelus-EeriePossessedDiningRoom-360.jpg

    Wolf Angelus - Center of the Creepy Conjuring Circle

    large.59d82ad11c44b_WolfAngelus-CenteroftheCreepyConjuringCircle-360.jpg

    Wolf Angelus - Belly of the Skeletal Beast

    large.59d82ad3a92ae_WolfAngelus-BellyoftheSkeletalBeast-360.jpg

    FataL1ty - Ice Mount

    large.59d82ac2336cd_FataL1ty-IceMount-360.jpg

    Vakarian - ScorchedEarth Panorama

    large.59d82aca25fbf_Vakarian-ScorchedEarthPanorama-Panoramic360Stereoscopic3D.jpg

    roguewolf91 - A World Divided

    large.59d82ac482a7d_roguewolf91-AWorldDivided-Panoramic360Stereoscopic3D.jpg

    FataL1ty - Ice Blast

    large.59d82abf5bf63_FataL1ty-IceBlast-360.jpg

    FataL1ty - A Song of Ice and Death

    large.59d82abc1ddf7_FataL1ty-ASongofIceandDeath-360.jpg

    Freeform!

    Winner!

    Wolf Angelus - Hidden Objects ARK Dino Edition

    large.59d82b7cf129c_WolfAngelus-HiddenObjectsARKDinoEdition-Freeform.jpg

    Honourable Mentions!

    Ego - Sudden flashbacks

    large.59d82b6b8a43a_Ego-Suddenflashbacks-Freeform.jpg

    F1r3fly - Community Crunch - Behind the Scenes

    large.59d82b6e6d05a_F1r3fly-CommunityCrunch-BehindtheScenes-Freeform.jpg

    F1r3fly - Into the Woods

    large.59d82b7238988_F1r3fly-IntotheWoods-SuperResolution.jpg

    Jamie Weaver - Arriving in the new world!

    large.59d82b74b10ed_JamieWeaver-Arrivinginthenewworld!.jpg

    Starwolf23 - Find New Castle

    large.Starwolf23-FindNewCastle.jpg

    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 106 is...

    "UNSTOPPABLE" - An ARK PvP Montage by KishK0!

    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 106 is… 

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

    and...

    Rebuild of the Brontopia by Valoule!

    wum7lIO.jpg

    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
    765A9F0FB9B743654DE664DABA94CE090DE8F28E
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1152773865

    Can't Fly Yet by Violet
    C9F159959F62C1E6C7EBE81D0AC53733E224BB02
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1156380622

    Fire Wyvern by Shintharo
    016163AF280C0CF008C3023D9C5901FD4FB53F13
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1154215685

    Dodo! by TNT_2
    232E885D26058C6A4B639C5B05A4160599150CDAhttp://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1159736917

    Raptor by Mr.Overkill
    1BC830CA44536B9D56531C85C345A4D0F2B3B1B9http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1156885240

    Ark' Art by LastGon
    gfdgberdb.jpg

    Tek-Treehouse by Vakarian
    6fQ87f9.jpg

    V-REX by milokamilo
    8BE81C3CDAD88BD419BD492A2C08C4DDC55BC0D4
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1154423004

    Milo-Tylo by milokamilo
    2C55BF902EE55A0653BC3BA28A9889B025B10EC3
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1158789839

    Shastasaurus by milokamilo
    09516F5BC52B26358E82711105F28EDD207D9520
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1157516039

    ARK by fruit
    2CF6D6DC3094F056EF1139FADBD0CB8C4A95DD94
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1153805186

    My Dino painting xD by fruit
    1078EFD9DDFC4987E63CCFDABD3A355186D5D94D
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1156837539

     

    IT: Neilbolt House by Mr. Jurassic

    2CCE4B9A4B4FA0EC489201033973063E3AA147F2

    IT: Pennywise! by Mr. Jurassic
    32B94958FFBC057E34981E65684985959A6110BE
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1156592613

    Dossier: Torosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus
    65F74CD0A118B5AEA5906603C85269CDB153F823
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1151809085

    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:

    Edited by Jen

    • Like 1


    Sign in to follow this  
    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback




    Nitrado only Server Rental for Xbox??

    Not going to pay for that **** Company Server.

    Time to return to my Pc Ark.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Sorry about the lack of Digest folks, that was my bad, I ended up passing out. We will have one for ya soon tho :)

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    17 minutes ago, Jatheish said:

    Sorry about the lack of Digest folks, that was my bad, I ended up passing out. We will have one for ya soon tho :)

    "soon"

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    Sorry about the lack of Digest folks, that was my bad, I ended up passing out. We will have one for ya soon tho
    Nice thanks jat u the man!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    So just a little concern with the rentable servers. I know they are so much a month but I was wondering if for some reason u couldn't pay on time if all your game data would be gone or if it would just be put on hold and not exsessable until you pay for another month. I get paid on a specific day of the week and I'm afraid if my renew date comes up on a different day that I will lose everything and have to start over.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    10 hours ago, Wolf Angelus said:

    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.

    Thank you for posting the link.

    Actually it is possible to play without the bigger version but you can not be totally sure about wheather you found something. I would suggest to start with the smal picture and take this bigger version to check your suggestions.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 hour ago, Jatheish said:

    Sorry about the lack of Digest folks, that was my bad, I ended up passing out. We will have one for ya soon tho :)

    I hope you will have the information everyone wants about Aberration. Thanks Jat, and don't be passing out again, you might want to have that checked.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    2 hours ago, Jatheish said:

    Sorry about the lack of Digest folks, that was my bad, I ended up passing out. We will have one for ya soon tho :)

    awsome can't wait to read on the next digest love the goat btw and its cute blueish had and horns i think its a mystical goat. @[email protected]

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Hey! @Jatheish @Jen I am curious on how you guys contact the winners for the Community Crunch contests? I been meaning to ask since I had it noted and won the ARKVideo portion from 104, I haven't gotten anything email wise or any of that sort these past two weeks. Though I was told you all had a messaging system here on the website, but I don't seem to have that or see it anywhere, also never knew that the website did. Let me know what you two need information wise to send out the reward. All good if things have been more busier than usual, just wondering since it was the first time I entered the contest and won from it. Thanks! :)

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Looks really cute, I hope that it looks really cute like that and then you see the whole thing and it's got like spider body and legs lol..

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    2 hours ago, Jukari said:

    Hey! @Jatheish @Jen I am curious on how you guys contact the winners for the Community Crunch contests? I been meaning to ask since I had it noted and won the ARKVideo portion from 104, I haven't gotten anything email wise or any of that sort these past two weeks. Though I was told you all had a messaging system here on the website, but I don't seem to have that or see it anywhere, also never knew that the website did. Let me know what you two need information wise to send out the reward. All good if things have been more busier than usual, just wondering since it was the first time I entered the contest and won from it. Thanks! :)

    Just keep an eye out for your emails, the crunches for 104 - 106 haven't been sent out yet, but I'll be in touch this weekend/Monday to get that underway. We typically handle our prizes in batches. You'll be contacted via the email you used to register an account on the forum :)

     

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    16 hours ago, Goldblade936 said:

     WHY NO RELEASE DATE!!!!! AT LEAST GIVE US AN ETA 

     

    Because they were never right before and they have finally learned to wait until there sure. Just think every day that goes by it's gonna be at least a week from that day. Plus who cares I hope they delay it until the game is working better instead of piling crap even higher when it's released.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 hour ago, Jatheish said:

    Just keep an eye out for your emails, the crunches for 104 - 106 haven't been sent out yet, but I'll be in touch this weekend/Monday to get that underway. We typically handle our prizes in batches. You'll be contacted via the email you used to register an account on the forum :)

     

    Ah ok, sounds good! Will definitely keep an eye out for it then! Much appreciated.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    Quote

    Rentable servers are relatively new terrain for Xbox One

    @Jen

     

    This is wrong, though. The reason they've been stalling it is because you're using a 3rd party server manager/host, rather than your own serverpark. They used to be hesitant when it comes to 3rd party mods/addons for games as well, but luckily the deal they struck with Bethesda worked out and paved the way for future games and 3rd party mods/addons.

     

    EA and DICE have had rental servers on Xbox and PS since Battlefield 3 came out on Xbox 360 and PS3, so it is definitely not a new terrain for Microsoft or Xbox One. Just a different method of renting servers for Xbox One owners. EA/DICE have an in-game rental option.

     

    The big question is though, why not do as Bethesda with their mods for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition for Xbox One/PS4, so console owners can get to enjoy the awesome mods we see in the videos and such on the CC?

     

    Host the mods on your own server, specifically for consoles, and provide an in-game method of downloading and installing them through the main menu.

     

    Go play Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special edition, and you'll know what i'm talking about. Please, pass it on to the team. :Jerbcry:

     

    As for S+, it really should be integrated into the core game. No wonder you barely see any Xbox One or PS4 submissions for the crunch. Building with the default toolset is horrible and limited without S+ (IMHO!).

     

    As for the creative folks here: Great job everyone. :D

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites



    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now