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      Note for players regarding Ascension (please open terminal/tribute before ascending)   02/04/18

      With the latest server update on PC (v276.493), if you're going to attempt ascension, before doing so please make sure you've opened a supply crate/transmitter/obelisk/ basically anything terminal/tribute inventories. It's a temp workaround to characters being lost when ascending whilst we're investigating character issues further.
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    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & Community Crunch 111!

    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!

    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

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    What an intriguing discovery survivors, what could this be?

    Aberration Countdown Is On!

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    The wait is almost over! Aberration will have a simultaneous release across all three platforms at 8 AM Pacific Time on the 12th.

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    In “ARK: Aberration” 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!

    To help ease the pain of waiting over the next few days, feast your ears on Aberration's theme song, created by Gareth Coker.

    Xbox Play Anywhere Update

    This is not the news we had hoped to be giving our Survivors this update, but unfortunately, our Windows 10/Play Anywhere Update will not be releasing on the 12th. This is a major disappoint to us and to many of you reading as well. We do however have a new targetted release date of December 19th, which will be the first Xbox patch after the Aberration DLC on the 12th which should include Windows 10/Play Anywhere support. We apologise yet again for the delay and will do everything within our power to get this update out to you all as soon as we are able to.

    New Skins from Extra Life!

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    One of our rewards for collecting donations during our Extra Life charity stream was to get a skin of your choice put into the game. Because our fundraising event was such an overwhelming success we decided to award the top four donators instead of just the top one. On December 12th, four new hat skins will be added to the game.

    These skins were chosen by the top fund raisers: x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, and Dakhar, and the skins are the: Cute Dino Helmet Mask, Chili Mask, Otter Mask, and Scary Skull Mask respectively. These can be earned by defeating the boss on Aberration. Thank you once again to x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, & Dakhar, and to everyone who participated in our Extra Life event!

    Sponsored Mod Program Update!

    It’s another exciting month in the Sponsored Mod Program!  The mod entering the program this month is not one that we think many people are aware of. The modder, B.Cheers, has been around the modding community for quite some time.  Some of you might remember some of his older work like Ark Futurism or Storage+.  Without further ado, let’s get into it.

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    This month we will be sponsoring ARK Futurism Final Existence.  What’s really cool about this mod is that these are all custom assets made by B.Cheers.  There’s no doubt a ton of work went into making all the content that’s in this mod.  At the moment, there’s a mostly complete structure set that uses a half wall design.  This offers more flexibility to all the ARK builders.  More importantly, there are mechs that can equip armor and weapons!  With the addition of Tek Tier, I knew someone would take it to the next level.  

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    B.Cheers has a development tracker if you’d like to keep up to date with what he’s working on and things that are to come.  We believe this mod has a really promising future and might serve as a supplement to your Tek Tier existence.  Don’t take our word for it, be sure to check it out for yourself!

    Xbox Game Awards Sale!

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    ARK: Survival Evolved is 35% off in the Xbox Store in celebration of the Game Awards! Sale ends December 10th. Pick up your copy today!

    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 11th at 12 PM 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

    Also, we won't be running an Evolution Event next weekend as we'll be taking a look at Aberration numbers and judging initial balance/feedback. Get in and take advantage of the rates whilst you can! :)

    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!

    Super Resolution!

    Winner!

    Vakarian - Dominate the ARK network

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    Runners-up!

    Vakarian - Cold Raptor to Go

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    Honourable Mentions!

    roguewolf91 - Brace for Impact

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    Joe Lally - Prowl

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    Joe Lally - Attack

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    Joe Lally - Ambush

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    Wolf Angelus - Tundra Behemoth

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    Wolf Angelus - Santa's Pre-flight Reconnaissance

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    Wolf Angelus - Icy North

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    Wolf Angelus - Holiday Housing

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    Vakarian - Sunset on Center

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    Vakarian - Phoenix under the Obelsik

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    Vakarian - Phoenix on thunderstorm night

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    Vakarian - Hot breakfast

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    Vakarian - He just wants to play

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    Vakarian - Center in the rain

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    Santa in Trouble - Valoule

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    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

    Winner!

    roguewolf91 - Spawning Grounds of the Brood

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    Runners-up!

    Vakarian - Welcome to TheCenter

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    Honourable Mentions!

    Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center

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    Vakarian - Travelling to another ARK

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    Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Night

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    Wolf Angelus - Antarctica

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    Vakarian - Looking for breakfast

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    Vakarian - Kill the Bat

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    Vakarian - Ice in the jungle

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    Vakarian - Flying in thunderstorm

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    Freeform!

    Winner!

    Wolf Angelus - Spot the Difference Holiday Edition

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    Runner up!

    Meet the Engineer - Valoule

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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 111 is...

    ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco In Wonderland Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari!

    and we'd also like to announce a runner up...

    How to Decorate Your ARK Builds for Christmas Using Mods :: ARK Christmas Building Tutorial by SWChris!

    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 111 is…

    Submarine Underwater Base, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias!

    and we'd also like to announce a runner up...

    Holiday 2017 Edition 3D Board Game (Also functions as Village) by Wolf Angelus!

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

    Fan Feature!

    Terraced Pool Showcase: Ragnarok Island Ruins + Eco's Garden Decor Mod

    How I Built the Ragnarok Desert Mansion :: Get an Inside Look Into My Creative Process

    Ark survival evolved - Welcoming by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOly Owl

     

    SantARK Sleigh by Valoule
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    "Abberation Basilisk Warrior" by FollyVentures
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    Stargazing by Violet
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    Fatale - fire wyvern by Akhoris
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    Fluff boi Dakotaraptor by DodoRupter666
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    Ark Rock drake drawing by Mglogo
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    Christmas Otter by Sharkcat
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    no parking by slippermuffin
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    Rudolph The Reindeer Megaloceros by Sharkcat
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    Ark Realisitc Tyrannosaurus Rex by DinoPlayer34
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    Orolotitan by milokamilo
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    Mysterious Mysteries? by Kaprodonychus
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    Carnoraptor by milokamilo
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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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    3 hours ago, RaifuForLaifu said:

    I've been decoding most of it with my girlfriend, so far we have : 

     

    "Am not a god" - This one we are still working on. 

    "I can feel every bit of it."

    "Footstep of man or beast that falls upon my skin."

    "Every root that digs into my flesh."

    Creepy..

     if that's right then this "dossier" may be of the Ark it's self. does this mean the broken ark is sentient?

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    I'm actually surprised nobody pointed out the mini creatures in that screenshot:

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    Guess everyone was too focused on decoding the boss dossier. :P

    Edited by invincibleqc

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    @ZenRowe

    I double checked my work and I was wrong about adding some of the words. I reentered all the code again and this is my final product. Here is the google doc I redid.

    "I am not a god. I am more than that. Infinitely more. I am everything. This world, this ARK, it is my body.   "

    "I can feel every bit of it, every footstep of man or beast that falls upon my skin, and every root that digs into my flesh. They are all mine. Everything in this world happens only by my will.   "

    "The ones who put me here have long since fled, but though I hate them, I accept their escape. It is their reward, for they placed me upon this throne.     "

    "Yet should anyone else challenge me, they shall receive no mercy. My wrath will be swift and terrible, and my enemies will know only pain. I am everything.   "

    If anyone sees any errors let me know!

    Edited by ifixxed

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    23 minutes ago, invincibleqc said:

    I'm actually surprised nobody pointed out the mini creatures in that screenshot:

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    Guess everyone was too focused on decoding the boss dossier. :P

    I noticed, there are actually 3 other creatures in the screenshot.

    2 next to the parasaur a rockdrake and another small creatures that seems to be giving off a light and another rockdrake on the first ring

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    5 minutes ago, popshowit said:

    I noticed, there are actually 3 other creatures in the screenshot.

    2 next to the parasaur a rockdrake and another small creatures that seems to be giving off a light and another rockdrake on the first ring

    There is also a Doed under the big one. :P

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    For when survival + on xbox or any of the program mod? Or will they continue ignoring all the requests and without solving the bugs?

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    The thing that's going to blow everyone's minds is when they reach Aberration's control center and find the Vault-Tec logo on the wall.

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    I am usually very positive and forgiving of Wildcard, especially when it comes to release dates. I understand that development, windows, and issues always tend to arise and delay things. But we have been waiting for Crossplay for over a year now. And to be just 3 days from release for the delay to be announced... it hurts. It may be wise to think twice about posting release dates all over the place when that date being met relies on console certification process, I think it has been proved time and time again that it just won't make release dates half of the time. I do hope it isn't delayed again.

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    5 hours ago, invincibleqc said:

    I'm actually surprised nobody pointed out the mini creatures in that screenshot:

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    Guess everyone was too focused on decoding the boss dossier. :P

    I noticed at least the Parasaur, just didn't say anything about it. Although I wouldn't say they are mini creatures, i'd say they are maybe lifesize.

    Edited by GP

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    Whatever happened to adding mods to console. We've only gotten one and it was a nice start, but.... Feels like we could be doing so much more. 

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    4 minutes ago, KingGalahad said:

    Is ark digest no longer a thing? Last one was in October. 

    Jeremy has been extremely busy with the launch for Aberration, as to be expected, so his time has been taken up with that, but once that is released next week maybe we'll see some more frequent digests.

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    7 hours ago, invincibleqc said:

    I'm actually surprised nobody pointed out the mini creatures in that screenshot:

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    Guess everyone was too focused on decoding the boss dossier. :P

    Nope, they are all full-sized creatures. I took this shot and I can tell you that those "rings" are just huge! :) 

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    9 hours ago, invincibleqc said:

    I'm actually surprised nobody pointed out the mini creatures in that screenshot:

    GJpWsKc.jpg

    Guess everyone was too focused on decoding the boss dossier. :P

    It's called perspective :) 

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    1 minute ago, HighFlyer15 said:

    It's called perspective :) 

    Yeah, Chris mentioned it above. That's tricky, didn't realize these rings could be that huge. I wonder even more what they are used for now! :P

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    10 hours ago, popshowit said:

    I noticed, there are actually 3 other creatures in the screenshot.

    2 next to the parasaur a rockdrake and another small creatures that seems to be giving off a light and another rockdrake on the first ring

    Has anyone noticed that there is a ROCK DRAKE on the HOOP-thing beneath the blue line and next to the PARA!?

    Edited by SpecTimsauru5

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