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.
Upcoming Volcano Changes!
If you have not already done so, please read this important updating regarding the upcoming changes to the Island volcano:
Your ARK Story!
We're looking to collect some player experiences with ARK and we're reaching out to all of you! We want to know: how do you play ARK? Do you think you have a unique experience with the game? Please check out the post below and share your experiences with us.
Primitive Plus Beta!
If you're a PC Primitive Plus player, Cedric currently has a beta server running with the latest content and fixes that he has been working on. If you are interested in helping the progression of Prim+, hop on the beta server and report any issues you find so that they can be fixed for release.
Keep up with Ced on Twitter for the latest Prim+ info:
Download the Prim+ BETA version here:
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 1st 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!
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... Wolf Angelus!
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!
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
StateofMynd42 - The Last Unicorn
Morgengrau - Khalasar 2
RBG - Blue Dragon
Breaking Point - Blue Dragon
Wolf Angelus - Playful Pup
FataL1ty - Resplendent
Poison Jungle - Blue Dragon
Wolf Angelus - Life of a Beaver
Wolf Angelus - Doedicurus at the Beach
When I grow up.. - Blue Dragon
Venom bite - Blue Dragon
StateofMynd42 - Dragon Shores
StateofMynd42 - The Alpha
roguewolf91 - Spino in the Mist
Morgengrau - Khalasar 3
FataL1ty - Settlement
FataL1ty - Scenic Route
FataL1ty - Raider Landing
FataL1ty - Lone Wolf
FataL1ty - Dream
FataL1ty - Cliffside Battle
FataL1ty - Deatheater
FataL1ty - Away
FataL1ty - Chase
EXFIB0 - The Beautiful Island
Cabin in the Woods - Blue Dragon
Batman - SuperRes 3
Batman - SuperRes 4
Batman - SuperRes 1
Batman - SuperRes 2
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!
Batman - 360
EXFIB0 - Crystals
Wolf Angelus - Racetrack View 2
StateofMynd42 - Riddles in the Dark
Wolf Angelus - Racetrack View 1
FataL1ty - Vista
FataL1ty - Bony
FataL1ty - Clearing
EXFIB0 - The Island
EXFIB0 - Blue Paradise
EXFIB0 - Beautiful Lands
Kana - Happy family
F1r3fly - Oh Poop! - Freeform
Wolf Angelus - The Incredible Survivor (Hulk Parody)
EXFIB0 - Sunset
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 91 is...
THE LONE RIDER - ARK Skits by Lamewolf Productions!
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 91 is…
The Colonial Isles by The Lime Inc.!
We'd also like to share a runner up:
ArkiTEKt: Futuristic base - The Hope Consortium by F1r3fly!
For their great Tek Tier base!
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
Ark Survival Evolved Cartoon - Tek Tier
Cool ARK Base Design :: Exploring ARK Ragnarok Sponsored Mod :: Awesome ARK Base Locations! by SWChris
ARK Survival: Baba Yaga's Base (Architectural, ARKitect) by Wolf Angelus
Ark Survival Evolved - Pirate life (PART 55)
ARK Airships w/the Flying Rafts MOD : Ep12 : Geeks Patreon Server
Pink Panda Palace Flora Part 2 | S3E27 Pooptopia Annunaki Island by MeewMaw The Geeky Granny
BUSTING FLYER NERF 2.0 MYTHS
ARK Survival Evolved Diner Building Guide :: Bar & Grill :: Restaurant Tutorial
Direwolf by Akhoris
MBM Ark logo by ℓα∂уVoltz†
Bootiful Dodo costume by Bootiful Wils
Catch! by Cupcake
Gull by Cupcake
"Ouuw Hello, it's a me, Baby Raptor!" by Wyerex
Always wild by 𝓒𝓗𝓘
Terror bird by iguana12345678
Dilophosaur by Fletjek
DODOREX by paulosantos567767
Fail by waternebula
The Island - custom map by Exhumed (27th April 2017)
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