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Your ARK Story & Community Crunch 91!

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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.

Upcoming Volcano Changes!

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If you have not already done so, please read this important updating regarding the upcoming changes to the Island volcano:

Your ARK Story!

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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!

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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:
https://twitter.com/ComplexMinded

Download the Prim+ BETA version here:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=906325878

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 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!

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... Wolf Angelus!

PGMapName=ProceduralARK20170425053254
PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=549;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=10;Mountains Frequency=6;Mountains Slope=2.50;MountainsHeight=.9;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=8;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.05;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.12;RWBiomeSize=0.09;MountainBiomeStart=-0.35;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.005;JungleTreeDensity=0.55;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.030;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.07;ShoreTreeDensity=0.32;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.023;ShorelineThickness=0.035;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.6f,Y=0.6f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.4f,Y=0.4f);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

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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!

StateofMynd42 - The Last Unicorn

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Morgengrau - Khalasar 2

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Runners Up!

RBG - Blue Dragon

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Breaking Point - Blue Dragon

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Wolf Angelus - Playful Pup

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FataL1ty - Resplendent

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Honourable Mentions!

Poison Jungle - Blue Dragon

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Wolf Angelus - Life of a Beaver

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Wolf Angelus - Doedicurus at the Beach

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When I grow up.. - Blue Dragon

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Venom bite - Blue Dragon

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StateofMynd42 - Dragon Shores

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StateofMynd42 - The Alpha

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roguewolf91 - Spino in the Mist

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Morgengrau - Khalasar 3

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FataL1ty - Settlement

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FataL1ty - Scenic Route

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FataL1ty - Raider Landing

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FataL1ty - Lone Wolf

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FataL1ty - Dream

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FataL1ty - Cliffside Battle

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FataL1ty - Deatheater

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FataL1ty - Away

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FataL1ty - Chase

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EXFIB0 - The Beautiful Island

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Cabin in the Woods - Blue Dragon

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Batman - SuperRes 3

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Batman - SuperRes 4

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Batman - SuperRes 1

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Batman - SuperRes 2

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Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

Batman - 360

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Runner Up!

EXFIB0 - Crystals

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Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus - Racetrack View 2

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StateofMynd42 - Riddles in the Dark

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Wolf Angelus - Racetrack View 1

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FataL1ty - Vista

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FataL1ty - Bony

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FataL1ty - Clearing

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EXFIB0 - The Island

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EXFIB0 - Blue Paradise

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EXFIB0 - Beautiful Lands

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Freeform!

Winner!

Kana - Happy family

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Runner Up!

F1r3fly - Oh Poop! - Freeform

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Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus - The Incredible Survivor (Hulk Parody)

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EXFIB0 - Sunset

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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 91 is...

THE LONE RIDER - ARK Skits by Lamewolf 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 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:

Fan Feature!

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
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=911178690

MBM Ark logo by ℓα∂уVoltz†
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912321491

Bootiful Dodo costume by Bootiful Wils
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912751961

Catch! by Cupcake
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912289699

Gull by Cupcake
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912264108

"Ouuw Hello, it's a me, Baby Raptor!" by Wyerex
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912669911

Always wild by ???
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910857720

Terror bird by iguana12345678
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=914972294

Dilophosaur by Fletjek
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=914085544

DODOREX by paulosantos567767
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=913924148

Fail by waternebula
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=912829886

The Island - custom map by Exhumed (27th April 2017)
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Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=914779851

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: twitter.com/survivetheark
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Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
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Much love,
Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team

:Jerblove:


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:Jerbcry:  Was hoping the creative idea of the building and freeform image specifically would pull me through this week, all the migraine/headache attacks made it a rough week to get anything done. Hoping it's over now so I can focus clear next week and spend less time stuck in bed.

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I have a story about a tribe who would like to tease some who were weaker than us so the story starts with me and my friend flying to this tribe while my girlfriend stays home and does things.
Me and my friend went there and shot missiles at this house and ran in to tease them, but it's my self-excuse me and they say I'll never come out again, so give my friend the good idea To go home and pick up his rex but when he arrived he did not think he could be bumped by the rex so he ended up in the same place as me where we were drug slaves and just lay and looked, but of course my boyfriend would help us, So she writes that she does not want to help us in the public chat but she got on her pteradon and slammed the hole in the top of the house and flown down, which is enough to distract them so I could come out and make a club and knock All of them out.
This was a story about jerks never giving up and always getting away no matter what xD (This story was translated into Google translate from Danish to English)
 

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PLEASE add a feature to disable certain dinos from spawning for private servers. That would be the ultimate feature for ark. Server hosts could make so many different kinds of servers! The possibilities are endless! It would be the best feature ever. Mammals only server! Or none at all. No dinos? no gigas, omg the possibilities!

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3 hours ago, Tridentnova said:

PLEASE add a feature to disable certain dinos from spawning for private servers. That would be the ultimate feature for ark. Server hosts could make so many different kinds of servers! The possibilities are endless! It would be the best feature ever. Mammals only server! Or none at all. No dinos? no gigas, omg the possibilities!

I would love a feature like this. I don't mind gigas, as I don't live out that way, but I would love to not have to worry about Titanos stomping my base in SP.

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awesome submissions again, especially the unicorn photo is amazing!

also really cool that prim+ is getting some more love :D always found it a very interesting concept but never really tried it for a long time due too the problems it had. will look forward to what happens after the beta :D 

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