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Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? & Community Crunch 106!

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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.

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

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What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is? 

Xbox Rentable Servers Info!

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As per our announcement post last week, Xbox rentable servers will be available on Xbox from October 25th, supplied by Nitrado. Nitrado has since posted some important additional information about these rentable servers on their website.

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Many of you have been wondering why private Xbox One servers were delayed in comparison to PlayStation 4. Rentable servers are relatively new terrain for Xbox One, which means that much work had to be done behind the scenes, both on an organizational and on a technical level. On top of everything Microsoft and Studio Wildcard had to sort out, we also had a part to play:

By Microsoft's requirements, all services related to Xbox One games must be obtained through the Microsoft store, to provide a unified experience for all games and players. In simple terms: We are not allowed to rent out servers for Xbox One games through our website.

That means: Please do not charge your Nitrado account in anticipation of Xbox One servers! You will not be able to purchase Xbox One servers with your Nitrado account credit.

To be able to offer Xbox One servers for ARK, Nitrado has created our very own app for the Microsoft store. When you order a server for ARK on Xbox One, it will still appear on our website, and it can still be managed through our smartphone apps. It‘s just that all purchases (new orders, extensions, up-/downgrades) will have to go through our Microsoft store app.

Having our own Xbox One app has its advantages: You‘ll be able to change your server settings right from inside the app! For now, this will simply redirect you to our web interface (in an already logged-in state), but for the future we want to fully integrate various features, to make managing servers even more convenient for Xbox One players.

Survivors who are interested in purchasing their own rentable server(s) are strongly encouraged to read the entire article on the Nitrado website for further information on pricing and pre-orders:

https://server.nitrado.net/eng/news2/view/ark-survival-evolved-servers-xbox-one

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 9th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate

Community Contests!

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!

Pollti - Phoenix on Ragnarok

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Runners up!

Yourowner's Untitled Submission

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Wolf Angelus - Sonic Boom Soundwaves

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Valoule - NiagarARK fall

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StateofMynd42 - Swoops

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Honourable Mentions!

Yourowner's Untitled Submission

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Yourowner's Untitled Submission

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Yourowner's Untitled Submission

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Wolf Angelus - Parasaur Travels

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Wolf Angelus - Cuteness

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Wolf Angelus - Alluring Aroma

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StateofMynd42 - Surrender

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StateofMynd42 - One Of These Things

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StateofMynd42 - No Candy Is Safe

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roguewolf91 - Devil On Your Back

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Pollti - poison wyvern

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Pollti - poison attack

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Pollti - alpha wyvern

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FataLty - Shore

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FataL1ty - When Gods Collide

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FataL1ty - War Party

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FataL1ty - Victory

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FataL1ty - Leaping to another world

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FataL1ty - Faceoff

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FataL1ty - Brace

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FataL1ty - A Dance With Dragons

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Ego - It's safari time!

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Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

StateofMynd42 - He's Coming

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Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus - Head of the Possessed Dining Table

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Wolf Angelus - Eerie Possessed Dining Room

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Wolf Angelus - Center of the Creepy Conjuring Circle

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Wolf Angelus - Belly of the Skeletal Beast

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FataL1ty - Ice Mount

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Vakarian - ScorchedEarth Panorama

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roguewolf91 - A World Divided

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FataL1ty - Ice Blast

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FataL1ty - A Song of Ice and Death

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Freeform!

Winner!

Wolf Angelus - Hidden Objects ARK Dino Edition

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Honourable Mentions!

Ego - Sudden flashbacks

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F1r3fly - Community Crunch - Behind the Scenes

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F1r3fly - Into the Woods

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Jamie Weaver - Arriving in the new world!

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Starwolf23 - Find New Castle

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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 106 is...

"UNSTOPPABLE" - An ARK PvP Montage by KishK0!

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 106 is… 

The Old, Possessed Mansion on Horror Hill by Wolf Angelus!

and...

Rebuild of the Brontopia by Valoule!

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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!

Hope Ark Evolved Map V3.2 by vwcamper

Eco's Terrariums Mod | Official Cinematic Showcase by Jukari

Tek Community Center build on Floating Tree platform by Travis138

5 Pillar Wyvern Trap | Ark Survival Evolved Ragnarok Tips by Firespark81

Tag and Dax vs Ark Survival Evolved: SCORCHED EARTH DINO HELP DESK

The True Manticore Battle - ARK: Survival Evolved Shenanigans by ShadowSword

Acting up (PART 66) by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl

The Bases of Nerd Parade's Ragnarok PvP by blitzfire911

Skyrider City version 22 by MissyPrime

Griffin by XxCrazyNyanCatxX
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Can't Fly Yet by Violet
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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1156380622

Fire Wyvern by Shintharo
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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1154215685

Dodo! by TNT_2
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Raptor by Mr.Overkill
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Ark' Art by LastGon
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Tek-Treehouse by Vakarian
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V-REX by milokamilo
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Milo-Tylo by milokamilo
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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1158789839

Shastasaurus by milokamilo
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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1157516039

ARK by fruit
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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1153805186

My Dino painting xD by fruit
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IT: Neilbolt House by Mr. Jurassic

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IT: Pennywise! by Mr. Jurassic
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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1156592613

Dossier: Torosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus
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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1151809085

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: reddit.com/r/playark
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All the best,
Studio Wildcard

:Jerblove:


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I'm with the other guy. I don't want to sound like an entitled prick but out of respect for people such as myself who bought the season pass with little to no info on aberration could we please at least be given a closer estimate for when it is coming out than a thirty one day window? I'm on holidays right now and really want to play it before they end by the end of next week so it would at least be nice to know if I'll be able to do that.

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DILO? No mention of Fear Evolved, Vampires and Werewolves that were also promised from last year, or anything about Aberration's release date. Or will we have to hold off for another year because of some trophy or trinket. Idk just expected more then a repeat talk of the server rental situation, cute deer I guess.

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If anyone wants to play the "Hidden Objects" game from the Freeform, here is the original, full-sized image https://we.tl/sgTbRfTVs9  :3 

You need the original for sizing/zoom to work, as the clickable isn't the 8x quality required for it to work. Link is good for 7 days of this posting.

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