Jump to content

Community Crunch 79!


Recommended Posts

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

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!

large.EvoEvent.png

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!

large.PGM_1_1080p.png

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...

Kovko!

B7UM070.jpg

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)
PGLastPreset=0

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

NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

large.Ansel.jpg.683f020687f3fe873c17912d

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!

Wolf Angelus - Tomb Raider

large.58797686a8459_WolfAngelus-TombRaider-8x.jpg

Runners Up!

Kovko - Mountainscape

large.587976863fd5b_Kovko-Mountainscape-SuperResolution.jpg

GamerPerfection - Pre-emptive Troodon Attack

large.58797672304eb_GP-Pre-emptiveTroodonAttack-SuperRes.jpg

Honourable Mentions!

KISHKO - An Ancient Temple

large.587976782d701_KISHKO-AnAncientTemple-8x.jpg

EXFIB0 - Daydream

large.5879766ed8313_EXFIB0-Daydream-SuperResolution.jpg

Wolf Angelus - Hot Pursuit

large.5879768c88778_WolfAngelus-HotPursuit-8x.jpg

Kovko - Jerboa's Dreams

large.58797673bea57_Kovko-JerboasDreams-SuperResolution.jpg

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

Kovko - Brown River

large.5879764649694_Kovko-BrownRiver-360Stereo.jpg

Runner Up!

EXFIB0 - Bridge - 360 Stereo

large.587976448d501_EXFIB0-Bridge-360Stereo.jpg

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 - A Beautiful Morning

large.58797640b4cbf_EXFIB0-ABeautifulMorning-360Stereo.jpg

KISHKO - Oasis

large.5879764126b42_KISHKO-Oasis-360.jpg

EXFIB0 - On The Edge Of The World

large.587976485d36c_EXFIB0-OnTheEdgeOfTheWorld-360Stereo.jpg

Wolf Angelus - Sapphire Interestion

large.58797677e1eaa_WolfAngelus-SapphireInterestion-360.jpg

Freeform!

Winner!

Wolf Angelus - ARKeology

large.58797667d478b_WolfAngelus-ARKeology-Freeform.jpg

Runner Up!

GamerPerfection - Theriz Tore Through My Screen

large.5879765fce7f7_GP-TherizToreThroughMyScreen-Freeform.png

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 79 is...

BORED AT SEA by Lame Wolf Productions!

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 79 is… a tie!

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

and...

ARK GOLF CLUB by Valoule!

20170113031151_1-ConvertImage.jpg

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

ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED | RAGNAROK! | NEW MAP! by Morrlex

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
large.587921123a636_ARKTrikeIcon-min.png

large.587920ec08a08_ARKRexIconDetailedCo

large.587920fb18254_PteranodonIconFullyS

large.587920e44fd71_ARKDiloIconCompresse
Source: 

Compy - Dino Doodle by ViVi
B58F03F84DCB7469FE575A05889DCCD221289883
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836633776

The Shark by The Scarlet Devil
9D9EA1F8936890A185A2539955440758B607683E
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836847651

The Kraken by The Scarlet Devil
DF6BACCE0ABE24F5C59731732F00CE3ED6B9BF7E
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836846974

Beach Bar by Wyerex
2A9C2B1BE0D8F9ACD978EB8ACA73D106B1A333D6
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=841394302

ARK de Yoshi by keios
1DA1B902313E8F0218762E950E9EE798168AF4D4
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838555800

Possible upcoming creature mod part 2 by Kaprodonychus
E884F72C9CDF5BE0CD055A22680B90BCAA3CC6E7
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=840410685

Ark Diary #1 (German) by vejitas
244C57460E27CBBBA761A837B615EA53BBDE3B32
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838666709

Introducing the Ragdoll-adon! by Shockal
04C0A27AB447707E4808A0814D5EC79DF7E42E16
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838633967

Specimen Class #002 by jordanisgreat
8660BC9B466E165181780CA4B7B3200E40EE2F38
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838251875

Jurassic Ark by Shinzilla
EA9D5F68EDA768DD3F1BE8096D55A6555B4158AA
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=820789032

Jurassic Ark: Raptor by Shinzilla
9A3BB5632705024A5653D560D4330C1280D31BCA
Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838431350

The Night Sky (Volcano map) by SirShade
20170112160406_1.jpg

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: https://twitter.com/survivetheark
Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark
Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark
Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark

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

:Jerblove:


View full article

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

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

-Bjarke

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...