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

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.

Workshop Wednesdays

Earlier last week Cedric post his first blog style post based on the ARK Workshop, featuring information about modding, the progress made by some of the sponsored mods, and in the future, you can expect to see all sorts from interviews, spotlights, and dev thoughts!

PlayStation 4 Sale [EU Region]!

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Survivors can now pick up ARK: Survival Evolved, Scorched Earth, and the Survivor's Pack at a discounted rate on PS4 as part of the PlayStation 4 Easter sale. The discounts will run for the next 2 weeks!

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 24th 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... Blue Dragon! 

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PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=591;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.482921;Mountains Frequency=11.521104;Mountains Slope=1.817942;MountainsHeight=0.828603;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=0.471563;RWBiomeSize=0.107938;MountainBiomeStart=-0.373572;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.692784;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.009;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.75;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=0.5;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

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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!

BlueDragon - Not today

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Runners Up!

Andru Devil - Character 4

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BlueDragon - Liftoff

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Mr.Thunder - The Path

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Wolf Angelus - Rex Smile

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Morgengrau - Foes until the very end

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FataL1ty - Shadows

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Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus - Spino Stare

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Wolf Angelus - Soaring Among Birds

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Wolf Angelus - Day at the Beach

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StateofMynd42 - Underland

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StateofMynd42- Sea Horse

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Wolf Angelus - Colorful Court

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StateofMynd42- Sleepy Time

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FataL1ty - Pest

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FataL1ty - Pack

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EXFIB0 - Walking Around

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FataL1ty - Intimidation

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FataL1ty - Dispute

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Broskee - Sneak Attack

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EXFIB0 - On Top Of The World

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Blue Dragon - When the sun goes down

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Blue Dragon - Snap Shot

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Blue Dragon - Spider bubble

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Blue Dragon - I hate rain

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Blue Dragon - Battle on the dunes

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Blue Dragon - Battle of the giants

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Andru Devil - Character 7

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Andru Devil - Character 6

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Andru Devil - Character 5

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Andru Devil - Character 2

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Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

Wolf Angelus - Rex Maw

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Runners Up!

roguewolf91 - Death by Dawn

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EXFIB0 - Underwater Cave

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Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 - Swamp

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EXFIB0 - The Beauty of The Island

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EXFIB0 - Lakeside Paradise

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BlueDragon - Shoreline

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BlueDragon - Between the Tides

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Blue Dragon - Balance

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Freeform!

Winner!

Wolf Angelus - Zelda Survival Evolved

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Runner Up!

Nuka ColARK - Valoule

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Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 - Tek Caves

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EXFIB0 - Beautiful Lights

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Blue Dragon  - College Finals

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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 ARKVideos for Community Crunch 90 are...

The Underground - A Short Film - Pooptopia - Ark Survival Evolved by kortniechan Gaming! 

...and STUPID USELESS BIRDS! - ARK Skits 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 ARKitects for Community Crunch 90 are...

Nuka ColARK by Valoule!

...and ARK Horse/Dino Derby Racetrack (ARKitect) by Wolf Angelus!

and... The Hunters 'Lodge' by TagBackTV!

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If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:

Fan Feature!

MYSTERIOUS ISLAND - ARK: Survival Evolved by VIRTUAL REALMS

A Journey Of Survival Teaser Trailer Part 1 by SimmerRebecca

THE TOWER BRIDGE BUILD!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 26 by RYANT1UM

THE PARTHENON!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 27 by RYANT1UM

EPIC ARK HOUSE BUILD! Castles Keeps and Forts Medieval Architecture ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by TagBackTV

F1r3fly | EQUUS! in ARK Survival Evolved: Building The Stable! by F1r3fly

Building With Stevie! - Creative Wood/Thatch Starter Base! [EP. 01] by XxStevieLad87xX

ARK HOME MAKEOVER PILOT! EPIC BARN BUILD! Ark: Survival Evolved Home Makeover Series by TagBackTV

Ark Modded S1 E11 Elsa Frozen Castle Build by Redsaberist

Ark Modern House w/ Dino Garage :: How To Build an Ultra Modern House in Ark :: Metal House Tutorial by UniteTheClans

SUPER AMAZING MICRO RAPTOR ARMY!! | ARK Survival Evolved [S3 EP27] by The Axe Man

ARK Base Tours Can You Do Better? - Ark Survival Evolved XB1 PS4 by Jade Plays Games

ARK Base Tours Pt 2 - Want Your Bases Toured? by Jade Plays Games

THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT UNICORNS - ARK: Survival Evolved by VIRTUAL REALMS

THE REBEL PROBLEM - Rise of the Achatina (Episode 3) by Lame Wolf Productions

ARK Frank Lloyd Wright House :: ARK Building Guide :: Modern Cabin Tutorial by SWChris

Vertical ARK Walkway! :: ARK Building Evolved :: ARK Creative Building :: Building A Path by SWChris

Choose Your Own Adventure [Madagascar Evolved Survival Plus] [13] by MonkeyMan

gOOgly returns (PART 53) by GeeKy gAMer no.1

HOW TO FARM BUNNY EGGS - ARK EGGCELLENT ADVENTURE PT 2 - by Myndmelt Gaming

 

Beach house by Vargen Saphia!

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Cyan Rex by esrcee
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Source: https://twitter.com/esrcee

Will you take me to the place I'll call my home? by Violet
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=907256602

Alpha Raptor by flogylox (sloker100)
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=905819778

Pokemon or ARK?! by Zefi
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Surprise at night by Wyerex
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909625826

The Mighty Hunter by Gale the Whale
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909567814

Azae Portrait (Sleepy Azae Remaster) by Violet
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=908441722

Giga by Wyerex
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=908356516

Compys by Wyerex
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909543248

Raptor Cutie by Wyerex
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910275288

Wyvern Cave by Negative Wils the Milk Man
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909640660

Loot Jerboa by Negative Wils the Milk Man
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=906295045

PERISSODACTYLA by iguana12345678
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909623198

Little baby Rex ^-^ by LittleWolve <3
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=906067855

Bab allo sketch by LittleWolve <3
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=906073662

Chicken Microraptor by Sharkcat
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910262005

Easter Chick Terror Bird by Sharkcat
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910077366

Easter Egg v4 Ovis by Sharkcat
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910046252

Easter Egg v2 Ovis by Sharkcat
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910045273

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

:Jerblove:


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A lot of great entries this week but one stood out to me. Blue Dragon had some awesome screenshots and hands down the best PGM I've seen so far! I am honestly impressed by it. Anyway community crunches have become a lot more competitive lately and I definitely like it! Good luck to everyone, see you next week!

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3 hours ago, DR4296 said:

No Q&A.....  again ?!?!?

The Q&A, a.k.a. the Digest: they have stated that they, at the moment, are focusing on adding in and polishing various features for the big release, such as ascension, aquatic breeding(which we now got) and the vulcano.

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12 minutes ago, Vargen Saphia said:

The Q&A, a.k.a. the community crunch: they have stated that they, at the moment, are focusing on adding in and polishing various features for the big release, such as ascension, aquatic breeding(which we now got) and the vulcano.

The Community Crunch is not the Q&A. The Digest is the Q&A. The Community Crunch is what you see above, i.e. the content created by the Community.

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2 hours ago, GP said:

The Community Crunch is not the Q&A. The Digest is the Q&A. The Community Crunch is what you see above, i.e. the content created by the Community.

My bad, I made the mistake I was trying to correct myself xD. Guess I got a bit confused and mixed it with the title of the thread.

I'm pretty sure the number of videos featured has increased over time compared to past crunhes, and as EXFIB0 said, it seems the competition is increasing. I think this is important, as it shows that there is a lot of people that enjoy the game, and that it continues to attract new players.

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8 hours ago, Downtown said:

The digest has always been in the crunch when and if they do a digest that's why people come to the crunch looking for the digest FYI 

Actually, the digest has always been a digest and the community crunch has always been the community crunch. There are times where both are featured in one announcement, but those are more exceptions than rule.

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