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 Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch, now on Mondays! :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!

TLC Phase 2 Preview - Raptor!

Last week we showed you a preview of the updated Sarcosuchus coming in TLC 2 next month. Today we have another special treat to share: the Raptor!

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The Raptor is one of the most iconic creatures in ARK. Our goal with the Raptor is to keep it an essential early game tame and retain its usefulness to low level or new Survivors for traversing and battling on the ARK. The Raptor will continue to be an excellent scouting dino with its quick speed and high mobility, however it will now also receive a small pack bonus! The Pack Leader will be able to do a special vocalization that increases the packs damage resistance, movement speed, and attack speed for 15 seconds with a 45 second cooldown. This will allow a group of Raptors to stalk and pursue quick targets and quickly take them down.

The Raptor will also have a pounce ability that allows it to jump and pin down players and smaller creatures. Once pounced upon, the Raptor can use its bite attack to quickly kill its prey. Survivors on foot better be on the lookout for Raptors that may be stalking them through the trees!

The Great Migration #2!

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In case you missed it among our action-packed announcement post last week, we will be off-lining some additional Legacy servers on March 9th. If you are a player on the Official Legacy Server Network please read the full post at the link below for more information as well as a list of which Legacy servers are being taken down permanently.

Midweek Madness Sale!

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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:

Four Categories

*NEW* Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. 

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!

Freestyle!

Winner!

Blue Dragon - The next generation

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Runners-up!

Wolf Amaterasu - ARK Chaos Evolved

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StateofMynd42 - WolfLove

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Honourable Mentions!

Valoule - Grilled sheep

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Ego - Well, now we're talking

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Blue Dragon - Nom nom nom

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Blue Dragon - Hello Aberrent World

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Ego - The strength of the wolf is the pack

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Supertoto - Last Hope

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StateofMynd42 - Smiling Wolf

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roguewolf91 - Morning Pursuit

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GP - The Wilderness

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F1r3fly - Love is Blind (but the neighbors ain't)(Love Filter)

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Ego - Scary night

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Ego - Need more monkeys!

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Ego - Little brothers

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Ego - It's need to swim faster!

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Blue Dragon - Valentine's Day

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Blue Dragon - Sliding to a new world

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Blue Dragon - Protective mother

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Wolf Amaterasu - Burning Crusade

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Super Resolution!

Winner!

roguewolf91 - A Couple that Hunts Together Stays Together

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Runners-up!

Blue Dragon - Forbidden Love

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Honourable Mentions!

Valoule - Find the egg

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GP - Hail The Pack Leader

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Blue Dragon - Mothers love

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Blue Dragon - The assist

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Blue Dragon - Jackpot!

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Blue Dragon - Fire vs Rock

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Wolf Amaterasu - Cute Direwolves

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GP - Trapped

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F1r3fly - Love is Blind (but the neighbors ain't)

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Blue Dragon - Rex Battle

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Blue Dragon - Fearless wolf

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AsH - Roar in the Storm

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AsH - Pack Hunting

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AsH - Protecting the Baby

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AsH - Ape Riders

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Wolf Amaterasu - Lone Wolf

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Wolf Amaterasu - Going Fishing with Mommy

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Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

Winner!

Wolf Amaterasu - Rocky Formations

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Runners up!

Blue Dragon - In the Center

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roguewolf91 - Downpour

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Honourable Mentions!

Blue Dragon - Lighthouse overlook

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Wolf Amaterasu - Divided Land

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Valoule - Surrounded

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Blue Dragon - Overflow

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Wolf Amaterasu - Stream

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GP - Aberrant Stream

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Freeform!

Winner!

Ego - Valentine's Day

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Runner-up!

Valoule - Valentine's day

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Honourable Mentions!

GP - The Dodo That Stole The Pouch

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Morgengrau - New friends

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Morgengrau - The Lonely Wolf

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Morgengrau - Valentine Ark

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Wolf Amaterasu - Winnie the Pooh

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F1r3fly - Rusty Stafford, Emilia's Valentine

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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 119 is...

HACK TO THE FUTURE! by Lame Wolf!

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 119 is… a tie!

Desert Trader Titanosaur base by ThePilgrim!

and...

Desert Villa Refurb by AaronLongstaff!

We would also like to announce a runner up this week...

Gift for Valentine's Day 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!

ARK Valentine's Build - Heart Island & Tunnel of Love Ride by Wolf Angelus

Ark—Double Ship Build. No Mods by Tlc138

GP - Creative Mode: Everything You Need To Know

GLOWTAIL GIVES SUPERPOWERS! by Lame Wolf!

Ark Server Configuration Tutorial: Ep. 2 Engrams by ArkPS4

ARK: Planet of The Apes PVP Server Trailer by ShipWrekt

HAVE YOUR OWN FLOATING ISLAND!! THIS MOD IS AWESOME! Ark: [Cinematic Experience] NEW!! by SmileB4DEATH_YouTuber_71K

Sleeping gOOgly - GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl

WORSE DATE EVER IN ARK! HOW TO TREAT A LADY!! by SmileB4DEATH_YouTuber_71K

Tree House How To Build by AaronLongstaff

PC Official PVP: Hydra Mainbase Tour - Pre 100 Turret Patch by AFDR

Sleeping Giganotosaurus by Albina Diamond
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Dragon by 드찌/어찌
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Manti core by 드찌/어찌
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Ptera TLC ideas. by Nemo
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DragonArk by RedDragon23
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Fanmade Dossier:Deilos by Soviet DodoRupter666
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Yet another Terror Bird..;} by milokamilo
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ALPHA 06 by milokamilo
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Valentine Dire Bear by Sharkcat
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Forest Camo Dire Bear by Sharkcat
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Teddy Dire Bear by Sharkcat
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Jungle Mantis by Sharkcat
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Farmer Mantis by Sharkcat
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Dossier: Sperm Whale by Scanova the Carnotaurus
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Dossier: Giant Jaguar by Scanova the Carnotaurus
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Dossier: Acrocanthosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus
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All the best,
Studio Wildcard

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I am curious if my stuff isn't being looked at because I have to do slideshows now as my CPU is worn out. I don't find any logical explanation why else a pixel art heart would get runner up rather tha

I know WildCard wants to have an iconic half scaly half feathery Raptor but it just looks goofy and unnatural to look at, it looks as if it's a native american chieftain where its feathers were j

I was  really hoping for more feathers on the raptor in the tlc pass

Hell yeah. That pounce is a great idea, and finally, it gets a pack bonus. Can we just give all rideable tames player controlled vocalizations?  Give more life to the life forms.

 

Also....Pteranodons aren't...water foul...I can agree with the dive, and using the beak for grabbing small creatures, but the hind feet are one of the essential aspects of it. Early flier and carrier.

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Tlc for the raptor is great! Only two complaints/changes that I think need to be made. Definitely if you’re going to put feathers on a creature that was fully feathered in real life just make it fully feathered. It just looks lazy otherwise. Also I do find the pounce to be a great addition, but still not setting it apart enough to be more useful. I think making it slightly larger to support a two seater saddle would really make it stand out as a useful creature. Just my two cents thanks for taking the time to read if you did wildcard :)

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10 minutes ago, Royalstar said:

I’m kinda disappointed with the raptor tlc. 1. I don’t like the head, it looks too much like a Jurassic Park raptor. I’d prefer you left its head as it as, or or give a more unique looking head. 2. I was kinda hoping for a full coat of feathers. 

I am a bit disappointed as well, but only about the look. Most notable about it are the bigger eyes and nostrils... I second a full coat of feathers. I think nothing will get any close to the look of the Yuty. That's really the masterpiece of Ark.

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49 minutes ago, Wolf Angelus said:

I am curious if my stuff isn't being looked at because I have to do slideshows now as my CPU is worn out. I don't find any logical explanation why else a pixel art heart would get runner up rather than a fully functional design considering the shaping and theme were identical.

and here we go again :( tell me you didnt enter and win a few ansel pic competition under a second name "wolf ameterasu"  in this crunch and still complain?

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I'm kind of on the fence about the new raptor. Here's just my personal opinions.

-Body shape looks pretty good. 

-Feathers on arms and tail look kinda goofy. Feathers on back and head look good.

-Head shape is pretty good.

-Mouth and nostrils make it looks a bit more fierce.

- Eyes are little bit "O_O" in my opinion

-Ears are...ehh...a bit big? looks like I could reach my hand in one end and out the other.

- I really like the mix of scales and feathers, but the head could definitely use some work I think.

- Pack boost was predictable but CERTAINLY a welcome addition. :)

- The pounce thing sounds really cool ^_^ 

Final Notes

The gameplay additions have me excited. The visuals could probably use another look at.

 

Either way I'm really excited for Raptor 2.0! One of my top 3 creatures in the game.

 

 

 

 

 

...oh...and uhhh...when are we getting those INI settings on console?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 creatures TLC I want:

#5 Hyaenodon: I want it to look like the original model before they changed it to a modern day Hyena. 

#4 Brontosaurus: They should reduces the size by 25%, change the head and skin texture. Finally change the name to Apatosaurus, their both the same creature. It was thought that the Bronto and Apato were two separate animals, but was discovered that there was a mix up with the fossils.

#3 Titanoboa: Increase the size by 25%-50%, remove the frill. Have a constricting attack like modern day Boas, Pythons and Anacondas.

#2 Pachyrhinosaurus: Change the head to look more like the real thing. Increased size by 50%.

#1 Triceratops: Change the Head to look  more like the JP triceratops. Increased size by 50%.

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1 hour ago, Sycon said:

I was  really hoping for more feathers on the raptor in the tlc pass :(

 

57 minutes ago, Royalstar said:

I’m kinda disappointed with the raptor tlc. 1. I don’t like the head, it looks too much like a Jurassic Park raptor. I’d prefer you left its head as it as, or or give a more unique looking head. 2. I was kinda hoping for a full coat of feathers. 

I completely agree with these two post, the feathers are definitely an improvement but the Mohawk looks rather odd on the new head, and somehow it comes off as adorable. Im not saying it has to be fully coated in feathers(although it would be greatly appreciated, perhaps an option?) but perhaps a design similar to the megalosaurus could work? It's just that now that it has realistic feathers it meshes oddly with the scales. 

As for other animals I would like to see get a tlc it would be nice to see the araneo, onyc, and dilo get a model update and more useful abilities especially for the spider and bat. 

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The Raptor pounce ability look great and would be awesome with an animation for his famous claw to stop the prey from moving. 

Still think it absolutely need a latching ability to fight bigger creatures, pouncing on big preys and staying a short time on it, dealing damages with his arms and teeth. Basically the same behavior than the dev idea but applied to bigger preys in a bit different way. This latching ability could be good to harass bigger dinos, letting time to the player to flee from big predators or come with a bigger predator to end a preys life. 

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2 hours ago, Wolf Angelus said:

I am curious if my stuff isn't being looked at because I have to do slideshows now as my CPU is worn out. I don't find any logical explanation why else a pixel art heart would get runner up rather than a fully functional design considering the shaping and theme were identical.

I don't think it's really fair to call it just "a pixel art heart" since the building in that is really impressive.

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2 hours ago, Royalstar said:

I’m kinda disappointed with the raptor tlc. 1. I don’t like the head, it looks too much like a Jurassic Park raptor. I’d prefer you left its head as it as, or or give a more unique looking head. 2. I was kinda hoping for a full coat of feathers. 

It looks a bit like the JP raptor yes but still a different head. It looks way more awesome this way ! the old one looks more like the deinonychus from the Jurassic world upgoming game. Maybe a reskin or variant could be made in the future to get another raptor or deinonychus skin/variant with feathers and one without feathers at all too maybe ?

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Tlc for the raptor is great! Only two complaints/changes that I think need to be made. Definitely if you’re going to put feathers on a creature that was fully feathered in real life just make it fully feathered. It just looks lazy otherwise. Also I do find the pounce to be a great addition, but still not setting it apart enough to be more useful. I think making it slightly larger to support a two seater saddle would really make it stand out as a useful creature. Just my two cents thanks for taking the time to read if you did wildcard [emoji4]
I love the look of the movie raptor. And besides both raptors are not supposed to be exactly like the real ones. Genetics have been altered in everything in both that movie and this game. My vote is to tlc change as shown. Or..... Perhaps make it stealthier and smarter somehow?
I love Realtors being an underestimate at your own peril predator.
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