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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 ???????

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

    Xbox Rentable Servers Info!

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    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.

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    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!

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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 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

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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!

    Pollti - Phoenix on Ragnarok

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    Runners up!

    Yourowner's Untitled Submission

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    Wolf Angelus - Sonic Boom Soundwaves

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    Valoule - NiagarARK fall

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    StateofMynd42 - Swoops

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    Honourable Mentions!

    Yourowner's Untitled Submission

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    Yourowner's Untitled Submission

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    Yourowner's Untitled Submission

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    Wolf Angelus - Parasaur Travels

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    Wolf Angelus - Cuteness

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    Wolf Angelus - Alluring Aroma

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    StateofMynd42 - Surrender

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    StateofMynd42 - One Of These Things

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    StateofMynd42 - No Candy Is Safe

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    roguewolf91 - Devil On Your Back

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    Pollti - poison wyvern

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    Pollti - poison attack

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    Pollti - alpha wyvern

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    FataLty - Shore

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    FataL1ty - When Gods Collide

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    FataL1ty - War Party

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    FataL1ty - Victory

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    FataL1ty - Leaping to another world

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    FataL1ty - Faceoff

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    FataL1ty - Brace

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    FataL1ty - A Dance With Dragons

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    Ego - It's safari time!

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    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

    Winner!

    StateofMynd42 - He's Coming

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    Honourable Mentions!

    Wolf Angelus - Head of the Possessed Dining Table

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    Wolf Angelus - Eerie Possessed Dining Room

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    Wolf Angelus - Center of the Creepy Conjuring Circle

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    Wolf Angelus - Belly of the Skeletal Beast

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    FataL1ty - Ice Mount

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    Vakarian - ScorchedEarth Panorama

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    roguewolf91 - A World Divided

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    FataL1ty - Ice Blast

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    FataL1ty - A Song of Ice and Death

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    Freeform!

    Winner!

    Wolf Angelus - Hidden Objects ARK Dino Edition

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    Honourable Mentions!

    Ego - Sudden flashbacks

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    F1r3fly - Community Crunch - Behind the Scenes

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    F1r3fly - Into the Woods

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    Jamie Weaver - Arriving in the new world!

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    Starwolf23 - Find New Castle

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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 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!

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    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
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    Can't Fly Yet by Violet
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    Fire Wyvern by Shintharo
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    Dodo! by TNT_2
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    Raptor by Mr.Overkill
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    Ark' Art by LastGon
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    Tek-Treehouse by Vakarian
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    V-REX by milokamilo
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    Milo-Tylo by milokamilo
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    Shastasaurus by milokamilo
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    ARK by fruit
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    My Dino painting xD by fruit
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    IT: Neilbolt House by Mr. Jurassic

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    IT: Pennywise! by Mr. Jurassic
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    Dossier: Torosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus
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    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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    Happy Friday the 13th! Second creepiest day of the month... So where is everything? Or anything?  

    Is this an attempt to lower our expectations so we forget about last year's Fear Eh 2 fumble?

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    I really really wish we would have double breeding rates again, the weekend was the only time I would raise stuff. Like seriously, even if its not double maturation etc. maybe 1.5 or something, I think the game needs it. Te community needs it!

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    Please bring back 2x maturation, this change has greatly impacted the way i play ark now with breeding as some dinos take almost an entire day at hand feeding.

     

    Thanks!

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