Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch!
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.
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 20th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
1.5x Harvesting Rate
1.5x Taming Rate
1.5x EXP Rate
Reminder: this 1.5x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers!
Mod Spotlight Update #1!
It’s really exciting times here at Studio Wildcard! I’m humbled by our great modding community and the talent that’s been on display. We are halfway into the first month of our sponsored mod program and I’ll be bringing you a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing development of the mods in the program.
Ark Steampunk Mod
A whole tier of items inspired by Steampunk, iSpezz has been busy working on Steampunk crop plots, teleporters, and more! Can’t wait to see what else he has planned!!
Look forward to some new content including bug fixes and a new cave! In the meantime, check out this short video and pictures.
Eco (Various Mods)
Eco’s lovely work can be seen in various mods in the workshop. The new content, Terrariums and Garden Decor mods, are going to be a hit!
A popular mod for people playing offline will be getting a pretty considerable upgrade soon: NPC base building. That’s right, those NPC’s will be constructing their own huts soon! Don't believe me, check out this video!
I’m loving the additional polish that’s being applied to Roraima. Look forward to some of these visual changes and tuning to the NPC spawns.
There’s lots of mystery for the upcoming update to ShigoIslands. Some of these mysterious buildings will find their way to ShigoIslands very soon. Also, look forward to a new cave and a mysterious Dodo explorer note!
If there wasn’t enough content in Survival Plus before this upcoming update, you’ll find yourself with plenty to do soon. What’s coming up you ask? Oh just a trading system, a custom building system, a pottery wheel, alchemy, and upgraded visuals! And a little further out, player-hitched carts!
It’s hard to keep up with the progress being made on Ragnarok. These guys are definitely packing in some content. Look forward to several visual upgrades and some new areas to explore!
I’ll be periodically bringing you more content from our sponsored mods throughout the month. I’m looking forward toward seeing the evolution of the modding program and sharing it with you as we progress!
Player Procedurally Generated Maps!
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... EXFIB0!
If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide:
NVidia Ansel Photography Contest
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:
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! There are lots this week since it's a double feature!
Watching The Sun Rise - GravesAJ
EXFIB0 - Come Back
AsH - Tek Eater
Pollti - Hunting Thylacoleos
Jamie Weaver - Rulers of the redwood
FataL1ty - Complexity
Couldn't Escape - GravesAJ
Wolf Angelus - Exiles
Morella-Top of the Morning to ya! - GravesAJ
Wolf Angelus - Savannah
Kovko - Blessing
Wolf Angelus - Wildlands
Hard Rock - GravesAJ
FataL1ty - Tear
TEK Armor inside Underwatercaves - Pollti
Wolf Angelus - Aquatico
FataL1ty - Plesiosaur in a Bubble
FataL1ty - Atrophically Pristine
Another One Bites the Dust - GravesAJ
FataL1ty - Of Nightmares
FataL1ty - Irenic
Kovko - Wyvern's Den
FataL1ty - Tunnel
FataL1ty - Distant Lands
FataL1ty - History
FataL1ty - Dangerous Passage
AsH - Tek Base
FataL1ty - The Road Not Taken
FataL1ty - Hell's Fires
christopher warburton - superres
FataL1ty - Battlements
Chiropractor Wanted - GravesAJ
AsH - Fluffy Leo
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!
FataL1ty - Spino's Maw
Kovko - Afternoon
Wolf Angelus - Tranquility
FataL1ty - The ARK
FataL1ty - Brontos like water
EXFIB0 - Beautiful River
FataL1ty - Devil's Eyes
FataL1ty - Smoke and Bubbles
FataL1ty - Floating Friends
FataL1ty - Bubbles
Kovko - Morning
Wolf Angelus - The Cove
FataL1ty - Nest
FataL1ty - Going in For the Kill
FataL1ty - Bubbles
Kong Skull Island - GamerPerfection
olf Angelus - Regrettable Life Choices
EXFIB0 - Lakeside Paradise
FataL1ty - Hot Shower
christopher warburton - Dragon
FataL1ty - Upside-Down
Dave Egan - Ark Tribe Pic
christopher warburton - Deathworm
FataL1ty - Stuck
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 86 is... a tie!
TRAPPED IN A FORCEFIELD - ARK Skits by Lame Wolf Productions!
HIOMIA JOUSTING YOUTUBER CONTEST ON POOPTOPIA! by Myndmelt Gaming!
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 86 is… a tie!
Spring is coming : Picnic table by Valoule!
Ark Survival: Bathhouse & Hotsprings (ARKitect) by Wolf Angelus
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
THE ARK COLOSSEUM!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 22 by RYANT1UM
PILLARS PLUS MOD - ARK EVOLUTION by VIRTUAL REALMS
Arcadia Boss Battles [Modded Ark Gameplay] by MonkeyMan
ARK Glider Beta Test Footage by GravesGaming
Survival Of The Fittest | w/KISHKO | Full Game | ARK Survival Of The Fittest by EXFIB0
Ark Survivor Cosplay by teamsajabau
Ark survival evolved: Dodo by teamsajabau
Hyeanodons by Akhoris
Poison wyvern by Akhoris
A full month passes. Vix still lies in a torpor. Nex has relocated her to a secure room within Fortress Llama for now and is in the process of building a support system from advanced neo plex materials found on the Ark to keep her alive and safe. Despite hope dwindling, Day by day Nex slogs on, fortifying, building and preparing for her hopeful return.
It hasn't all been bad though, The outpost has been significantly strengthened and is now a home away from home to rival the LoF temple in the Himalayas back on Earth. It now boasts a farm, strengthened perimeter walls, 2 docks, a safe harbor and a dock bar for weary travellers to slake their thirst. The grounds surrounding the Outpost are for the most part - safe.
Nex has also met others that inhabit the lands - the mysterious yet enigmatic Mario, apparently a master breeder of Dinos, Kreamy of the KreamyKrew tribe, with whom Nexus has established a trade network and collaborates with, and two mischievous dwarves of the Avenger tribe, who seemingly come and go between different Arks at will. Nex plans to follow them to one of the other Arks one day in the hopes to find a cure for Vix.
All in all it could be worse....right?"
Hatzeopteryx by mateaperic51
Flyer used for taming by mateaperic51
Wyverns by Echo likes games
Good Girls by KeyKey
Halo - Obelisk by cfowler7
Flandre, the Dragon by 🌸Dead🌸
Jurassic Ark: Indominus Attack! by Shinzilla #ThePixel
WIP by ФFallenSpartanФ
Alangasaurus vs pachyceratops by jordanisgreat
Mythos Evolved: Drake size by Shadlos
Quetzel Cabin by Mithyk
Alangasaurus dossier by seeRgii_29
Dossier: Skunk by ß§ | uriel34
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:
Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team
Edited by Jen