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Community Crunch 83!

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

Valentine's Day Event!

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! The Valentine's Day event adds these additional features:

  • Dinos have a 5% chance to drop a Box of Chocolate when they mate. Box of Chocolates can be used for a Full-Heal or to advance 50% of a Taming Dino's Bar
  • New Unlockable Facial & Head Hairstyles (via craftable Items), for Male & Female
  • New Unlockable "Heart" Emote
  • Servers can launch with "-vday" to get (extra): 2x Mateboost Range, 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption

The event begins February 12th on PC and February 14th on console.

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 13th 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!

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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...

PACIFIC ISLES by Squidge Meister!

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PGLastPreset=0

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

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!

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!

GravesAJ - Hot Springs

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Runner Up!

AsH - Forest Rush

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Honourable Mentions!

AsH - Look Around (How many dinos can you count) 

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EXFIB0 - Oh Hello There!

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Exilog - Epic Boss Fights

Broodmother

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Megapithecus

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GamerPefection - Gotta Keep Them Sheep Safe

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GamerPerfection - Sheep Aint Happy

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GravesAJ - Dimorph in Flight

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GravesAJ - Eye See You

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GravesAJ - Jumpin' Jehosephat!

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GravesAJ - Midnight Ambush

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GravesAJ - Now You're REALLY Pissed Me Off!

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GravesAJ - Playing Coy

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GravesAJ - The Almighty Meganeura

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KISHKO - Calm Lands

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KISHKO - Underwater Predator

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Kovko - Dawn

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Kovko - Going up

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Velice - Battle for territory

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Wolf Angelus - Courtyard

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Wolf Angelus - Headshot

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Wolf Angelus - Sonic Speed

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Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

Exilog - Punch Duel

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Runner Up!

Wolf Angelus - Jousting Arena

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Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 - Beautiful Caves

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Exilog - In your Face

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Exilog - Teleport to Gorilla

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Kovko - Ice Emperor

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Freeform!

Winners!

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Exilog - TekTier Man´s Adventure

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Honourable Mentions!

Andrew Osco - Majestic Wyvern

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EXFIB0 - Cave

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EXFIB0 - Set It On Fire

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Kovko - Shocking!

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Matthew Thompson - Ghilles in the Mist

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Squidge Meister - UMBRAWATER

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Wolf Angelus - Counting Ovis

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Wolf Angelus - Free Basilly

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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 83 is...

What Kind Of Ark Creature Are YOU? (Based On Your Birthday) by TheTacticalGmr!

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 83 is… 

Praio77's Lighthouse!

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and...

PommieGamer's Jousting Arena!

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and...

Wolf's Trip to Egypt & Arabian 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!

Birth Of The DodoRex (Short Film) by The Axe Man

ARK VILLAGE!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 17 by RYANT1UM

ARK: Awesome Lookout Tower Design! -RYANT1UM'S TOP TIPS by RYANT1UM

ARK PVP Tek Tier Battle – Youtuber VS Patreon! FULL Tek Gear and TEK REX Saddles – Syntac Patreon by Myndmelt Gaming

NEW! Snowy River Cabin Build Guide :: How to Build an Ark Winter Cabin :: UTC Winter House Tutorial by UniteTheClans

NSK's ARK (Pooptopia) S2E15 - Ark Silent Film (Dino Babies) by NSK Videos

Ark: Scorched Earth || TEK REX vs REX || EPIC ARENA BATTLE by Squidge Meister

Argy Trick Shot Taming! - ARK Annunaki Genesis Ep. 3 by Yodysseus IV 

WILD WEST QUICKDRAW - ARK Skits by Lame Wolf Productions

KILLING EVERYBODY! | Official 140 Player PvP No-Tame Server w/ Yocimir | Season 2 Episode 2 by KISHKO

GOING DEEP | ARK Solo PvP Let's Play | Ep. 8 - ARK: Survival Evolved Official PvP Server by KISHKO

ARKitect: UFO by Valoule

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Full Album: 

 

Snow Camo Pachyrhinosaurus by Sharkcat
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=859935781

Forest Camo Pachyrhinosaurus by Sharkcat
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=859934446

Dino Derps by Kaigs
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=860551791

Allosaurus by Akhoris
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=859020079

ARK Antics by Dravitel
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858483544

TRanger Commission by ♤ACE♤Freeflier181
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858068769

Thorn by NutterButter
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=857448510

Some concepts for my mod by Kaprodonychus
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858237183

Ark Diary #1 "Dont trust a friend" by vejitas
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858764130

Dossier: Hatzegopteryx by Trinzilla
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=856349050

Fanmade Suchomimus dossier by Througher
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858393910

New Hybrid Dinosaur by  jordanisgreat
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=856391500

Eye of the storm by Smokin_Zero
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858381076

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
Instagram: http://instagram.com/survivetheark

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

:Jerblove:


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The 1.5x has obviously started, but will the other bonuses only be active on v-day (on official)?

a) Servers can launch with "-vday" to get (extra): 2x Mateboost Range, 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption

b) Dinos have a 5% chance to drop a Box of Chocolate when they mate. Box of Chocolates can be used for a Full-Heal or to advance 50% of a Taming Dino's Bar

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Actually Wolf Angelus I'm a big fan of your work, and I didn't get to review this week's winners myself as I was out of the office most of today (Wife's B-Day). I absolutely love the "Egypt & Arabian Village", it's super creative :)  It's going in for a tie, the page should be updated shortly! Sorry about the mix-up on that!!!

Cheers,
Jeremy

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7 minutes ago, Thalantyr said:

The 1.5x has obviously started, but will the other bonuses only be active on v-day (on official)?

a) Servers can launch with "-vday" to get (extra): 2x Mateboost Range, 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption

b) Dinos have a 5% chance to drop a Box of Chocolate when they mate. Box of Chocolates can be used for a Full-Heal or to advance 50% of a Taming Dino's Bar

Indeed the other Bonuses will start when the V-Day content releases on Sunday. You'll notice it then, as I'll be updating the News accordingly at that time ;)

-Jeremy

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11 minutes ago, mircoct said:

Will There 2x Mateboost Range, 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption not on official server? :(((

Only if the Unofficials run with the -vday parameter, when the update is released on Sunday!

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7 minutes ago, Jeremy Stieglitz said:

Only if the Unofficials run with the -vday parameter, when the update is released on Sunday!

Is there a way for unofficials on consoles to get this?  Perhaps via the server settings there?

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login screen saying that evo event will be active until 20th does that mean that the valentines event will be active until then aswell as u saying that evo is active until 13th and then valentines takes over?

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1 hour ago, Jeremy Stieglitz said:

Actually Wolf Angelus I'm a big fan of your work, and I didn't get to review this week's winners myself as I was out of the office most of today (Wife's B-Day). I absolutely love the "Egypt & Arabian Village", it's super creative :)  It's going in for a tie, the page should be updated shortly! Sorry about the mix-up on that!!!

Cheers,
Jeremy

I'm rather disappointed that someone can complain and retroactively be given an award, regardless of how good a job they did on something. It sounds like this user is expecting to make a living off the awards, and giving in to a complaint like that sours me greatly on even bothering to enter myself in the future.

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1 hour ago, Amo387 said:

I'm rather disappointed that someone can complain and retroactively be given an award, regardless of how good a job they did on something. It sounds like this user is expecting to make a living off the awards, and giving in to a complaint like that sours me greatly on even bothering to enter myself in the future.

Ah I had already sent a note to Jen & Jat to add the Arabian Nights village to the ARKitect winners about 5 hours ago, before Wolf Angelus even posted (on a side note: I didn't even realize it was his at the time). I hadn't got a chance to personally review this week's entries in-time, but once I saw that village, I was quite impressed! :)

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3 hours ago, Jeremy Stieglitz said:

Actually Wolf Angelus I'm a big fan of your work, and I didn't get to review this week's winners myself as I was out of the office most of today (Wife's B-Day). I absolutely love the "Egypt & Arabian Village", it's super creative :)  It's going in for a tie, the page should be updated shortly! Sorry about the mix-up on that!!!

Cheers,
Jeremy

Thank you so much, it means a lot to me. I am such a fan of the Egypt and Arabian themes that it really hit me hard like someone ripped my heart out when I first saw the results since I thought this was really unique and fell in love with the village specifically. I actually loved it so much I am replicating it on Conan currently as my main base. Japan, Egypt, and Ancient China are the themes I die for to see in worlds. I was looking to do an Egyptian build since Fall 2015 and only recently had a mod made it possible to get the proper look. I wasn't all that excited about my build last week, but I also had no issues with the outcome.

Thanks for the additional supporting comments so people don't get the wrong idea. It is easy to be someone who views the content, but it is a whole different story when you put something on the line that you put your all into. I most definitely would not be doing the detail work I do like in the Japan theme if I was simply looking to cash in on something. Even with admin commands, building up to 40+ hours while constantly evaluating, altering, re-doing huge parts, and designing requires a lot of patience and determination. It is no easy task. On top of that I haven't been great at promoting my stuff to a wide enough audience as I'd like for how much work is put in. I don't have the best PC for video recording but I try hard to make it work out. Gaming is the world to me and combined with the creativity and designing, I take my building very serious and put more effort into this than I did College. 

I have been wishing since way back last year that I could work for Wildcard (Have a BBA with a minor in Accounting, and classes heavily focused on management/marketing)  but that only ever seems like a dream and not a reality as I asked Jat directly about that back then. I wish I could officially fuel that passion into a proper job, even as part time. But maybe there is another opportunity out there. It is just difficult when you like doing something so much, but it isn't a proper form of support. I am also extremely determined so building 5 hours a week isn't an option, if I start something, it must be finished even if it takes me 30 hours straight.

Wish Susan a happy late B-day from us!

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6 hours ago, mleii said:

Is there a way for unofficials on consoles to get this?  Perhaps via the server settings there?

Got my question answered here, though now wondering if the Center map will get this event.

 

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