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Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

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 16th 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!

Community Contests!

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 week's contest! This week's contest winner is...



PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=724;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.160967;Mountains Frequency=10.111149;Mountains Slope=1.350023;MountainsHeight=1.147305;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.102945;RWBiomeSize=0.218205;MountainBiomeStart=-0.709752;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.625387;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.7;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)

If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide:

NVidia Ansel Photography Contest


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!


Wolf Angelus - Tomb Raider


Runners Up!

Kovko - Mountainscape


GamerPerfection - Pre-emptive Troodon Attack


Honourable Mentions!

KISHKO - An Ancient Temple


EXFIB0 - Daydream


Wolf Angelus - Hot Pursuit


Kovko - Jerboa's Dreams


Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Kovko - Brown River


Runner Up!

EXFIB0 - Bridge - 360 Stereo


Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 - A Beautiful Morning


KISHKO - Oasis


EXFIB0 - On The Edge Of The World


Wolf Angelus - Sapphire Interestion




Wolf Angelus - ARKeology


Runner Up!

GamerPerfection - Theriz Tore Through My Screen



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 79 is...

BORED AT SEA by Lame Wolf 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 79 is… a tie!

Wolf's Trip to Venice, Italy by Wolf Angelus!


ARK GOLF CLUB by Valoule!


Well done to everyone who submitted their maps, Ansel photos, builds and videos this week! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:

Fan Feature!

ARK Scorched Earth Ep 17 - Paracer Tank by Monkeypuzzle

Bayou Build -The Workshop- Ep14: Gaming Evolved by Arahli

Amo Plays Ark: Survival Evolved - S3E1 - Leap Of Faith And Flyby Lootings (Gameplay) by Amo387

The Swamp Observatory | Build Guide | Ark: Survival Evolved by Voxesto

NSK Skit Films: Pen Red Raptor Raptor Pen (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen Parody) by NSK Videos

Ark Garden House :: Ark Build Guide :: Stuctures Plus House Building Tutorial by UniteTheClans

Ark-Cathedral Build!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 13 by RYANT1UM


Open World Pokemon ON PC | ARKMON by The Axe Man

?THE ADVENTURE OF RALPHIE THE RAPTOR? - | Iron Mine on Gaming Evolved! EP 4 - ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by Myndmelt Gaming 

Ark: Survival Evolved Pooptopia 16 | All aboard the Loading Bay! by RandomGaming

EXCLUSIVE - BARYONYX FIRST LOOK! Ark Survival Evolved (Baryonyx Dino Spotlight) Update 254 by ThickFreedom

Dino Avatars by Freeflier181




Compy - Dino Doodle by ViVi
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836633776

The Shark by The Scarlet Devil
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836847651

The Kraken by The Scarlet Devil
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836846974

Beach Bar by Wyerex
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=841394302

ARK de Yoshi by keios
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838555800

Possible upcoming creature mod part 2 by Kaprodonychus
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=840410685

Ark Diary #1 (German) by vejitas
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838666709

Introducing the Ragdoll-adon! by Shockal
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838633967

Specimen Class #002 by jordanisgreat
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838251875

Jurassic Ark by Shinzilla
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=820789032

Jurassic Ark: Raptor by Shinzilla
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838431350

The Night Sky (Volcano map) by SirShade

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:

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Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark
Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark

Much love,
Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team


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Having recently started using twitter finally and looking at forums a bit more, I am surprised at all the negativity and comments staff like Jen have to deal with who have community oriented duties (and may or may not have a hand in development  side). I hope that the content we create is something the staff can really enjoy and find a sense of happiness from it all. They do this for the community but I like to think of this also as giving to them and I personally like to work extra hard with a lot of my content with the hopes for them to be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy which hopefully brings some sort of warm feeling. I don't exactly defend many things that have been said/done, but they are human and it sure can't be good for their health or help make progressive advancements towards the game, quite the opposite actually if you get an unwelcoming aura. From an observer perspective, you can't help but feel bad for them.


On a side note... I need a better free video recording program. Was not aware of the stuttering halfway through my video as my screen was running decently smooth which I was impressed with. I don't know much about about video recording software, if the program is the cause or why that would happen but it bothered me a bit to see that happen after all the effort put in. 

I hope the Wildcard staff has been enjoying my creations lately (which looks to be a yes :3 ) and you find some happiness in our content, I always hope to make your day/week.

PS: What happened to Jat? Haven't seen him around lately.

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Here on the ARK forum if you go into Edit Profile there is only a "Playing on PC" and "Playing on Xbox" option but there is no "Playing on PS4" could you please add that?

And could you guys make the alpha sea creatures blue, keep the alpha land carnivors red and make the (confirmed) alpha herbivores green! Just a smart detail :D

Keep up the good work with the game


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