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  1. Hello, Survivors! Each week we run community contests for all players (all platforms included where possible) where you can win lots of cash prizes! Below is the different type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today! ARK NVIDIA Ansel Photography Contest! This weekly screenshot competition asks players to take in-game photographs from either ARK: Survival Evolved or our new desert themed expansion pack ARK: Scorched Earth using NVIDIA Ansel, and meet the category requirements listed below. Winners will be announced during ARK’s regular “Community Crunch” blog post. Each winner (3) will receive $100 each and each runner up will receive $50. Want to enter? ARK-Ansel screenshot entries should be e-mailed to [email protected] If you need a place to upload a file for the contest, make use of Wetransfer which will allow up to 2gb for free! Please note: Ansel submissions are limited to a total of 15 per person! 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. Check out your 360 Stereo results on your HMD or on your Android Phone with NVIDIA VR Viewer Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! When entering the contest please name your entries and make sure that they include: Name Image Title Category An example would be: Wildcard Jat - Evolution Event - Super Resolution Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose a shot 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 in the Ansel Technology page and the NVIDIA blog. How to run NVIDIA Ansel First of all, you'll want to make sure you're running the latest Nvidia Geforce Drivers - so head over to http://www.geforce.com/ and get downloading! Once setup and ready to go, right click ARK: Survival Evolved in your steam library and you'll see the option to Launch ARK with NVIDIA Ansel Select this and head into a single player game, regardless of the map or the mod. Once you're in game, you can immediately press ALT + F2 to get into Ansel Photography mode and start taking snaps. or you can type in the following command in the console: cheat enablespectator Once that is enabled, hit your DELETE key and it'll open the Depth of Field Options menu where you can play around with the games DOF. Then hit ALT+F2 and take some awesome Ansel photography! Here's a little tip from Jesse: Procedurally Generated Maps! Welcome to the newest contest in our Community Crunch, PGMs! Players will be able to show off their creations for a chance to win a 100$ Steam Gift card or $50 cash for runners-up, plus get their map featured in the next set of Official Extinction server maps! That's right, your map could be featured as an Official Server for a one month period! Please include the following in your entry post: Map Name: Media (Videos, Screenshots, etc): PGM Settings: Media content of your procedurally generated map can include videos, screenshots, and live stream vods - anything you want in which we'll be able to visually see how your map looks. You can even get players on it and have them build or battle out a PvP game to show what it's capable of! The PGM settings used to create the map can be found your game.ini - That's most likely in: Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\Game.ini or \Saved\Config\Windows or WindowsServer or LinuxServer etc)\Game.ini [/Script/ShooterGame.ShooterGameMode] PGMapName= ... PGTerrainPropertiesString= ... For extra details about PGM, check out this thread here: And of course, if you are using a special modded Procedural ARK Generator, let us know and share it with us! ARKitect! This is an award ($200 prize for first and $100 for any runners up) given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judge 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! At the end of each week, the winners and runner-ups will be featured in our #ARKitect section of the Community Crunch and will be awarded cash prizes! Note: We've had a lot of requests regarding the use of mods - go for it! We'd love to see how mods have influenced your bases Please note: Video submissions are limited to 5 minutes in length, or you must provide a revelant timestamp in the video if the video is longer than 5 minutes. ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Winning this content will net you a $200 prize for first and $100 for any runners up. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! Send us in your videos and we cannot wait to watch them! We're really interested in seeing the latest video creations you guys have put together - so show us something fresh! Please note: Video submissions are limited to 10 minutes in length. Uploading the images Please upload the images to the gallery section of our New Community Hub - you can create your own album and directly link us to that or attach it to your post! Please remember to post your entry to this thread specifically! If you're not able to upload directly to the gallery, don't sweat as imgur will work fine too! http://survivetheark.com/index.php?/gallery/ Looking forward to seeing the entries!
  2. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! 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 ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is? Xbox Play Anywhere & Rentable Servers! We have some information to share on the Xbox Play Anywhere and Rentable Servers front. Unfortunately, due to the weather and some other unavoidable circumstances, our plans for mid-month have been slightly pushed back. Our current timeline is looking like the end of the month, but when we get closer to that we'll be able to provide you with a more specific date. We're still hard at work on all of these aspects; allowing players to rent their own PC Servers, as well as all the fun with the Windows 10 Version of the game and Crossplay between Xbox and Windows 10 Players! ARK Digest 48! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor JozaSeraf asks, “So now when titanboa's are tameable, is there possibilaty to add them some sort of turret mode? Like they only bite until target is unconscious? That way we can have pits full of snakes and drop dino's in.” Survivor TranqRex asks, “You’re not able to Scorched Earth on a Player Dedicated Server unless you own the DLC. Will this be changed, as you can host on PC without.” Survivor Hazelnut20 asks, “Could you create a 'flee' aggression status, so that if something hits your dinosaur, that it runs away, instead of standing in direct line of fire?” Survivor Hosscat asks, “Being an achievement hunter and enjoying some of the challenges ARK gives to obtain some of the achievements I was excited to see The Center map had its own specific achievement. Will more achievements for other maps be released, such as Scorched Earth or Ragnarok only achievements?” Survivor AbeHikura asks, “are the future expansions already decided by the team (hence the season pass) or are you guys carefully monitoring us for inspiration? Will these expansions be the same or larger than Scorched earth (content wise)?” Survivor Mendoza asks, “Have you considered any further the decision to make above ground beacon drops fully random?” Survivor TheGamingGomer asks, “Will we get splitscreen on console player dedicated servers? My brother and our friend would like to be able to play together without having three consoles or all getting on at the same time.” Survivor Ulkusus asks, “Command/execute on starting ark: scan your steam achievements and update your local profile accordingly so one can get skins back after a reinstall of the game?” Survivor EternalUniverse asks, “Can we please have a respawn protection (ya'know when you respawn and you are into that animation that takes a long time to finish and then you get spawn killed by a dino?)” Survivor Nightmare2772 asks, “Will Aberration feature a new plant species? Plant Species Z maybe? I like the idea of a huge carnivorous plant.” Survivor KraziestKraken asks, “This is kind of a random question, but is the woman riding the raptor on the box art Helena? I've always thought so, but i'd like confirmation. “ Survivor NeckRipper asks, “Will the dlc content of Aberration carry over and be usable in the other Arks like the island, center and rag?” Survivor Nch1418 asks, “First, are there plans to expand the story into the newly announced Aberration expansion and the other expansion coming in 2018? Second, will we be getting Explorer Notes from any new characters besides the six already introduced? Third, any small hints on what the 2018 DLC is going to involve or what it will be centered around (e.g. further story content, etc.)?” Survivor Gibsy asks, “Are you guys still going ahead with the revamp of the older dinos? If so when are we likely to see it” ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! 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 7th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate 2x Maturing 2x Hatching 2x Gestation 2x Faster Mating Interval Rates Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! 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! PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=916;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.3;Mountains Frequency=12;Mountains Slope=1.99;MountainsHeight=.9;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.5;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=25;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.01;ErosionStrength=0.01;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.10;RWBiomeSize=0.10;MountainBiomeStart=-0.48;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.535;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.004;JungleTreeDensity=0.35;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.0125;SnowTreeDensity=1.25;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.035;ShoreTreeDensity=0.31;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.035;ShorelineThickness=0.0087;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.35f,Y=0.35f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.55f,Y=0.55f);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 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! Blue Dragon - The ARK Network Runners up! F1r3fly - Ragnarok Ocean View Wolf Angelus - Go For The Throat Ego - The coming of Wali al Asvad Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Blaze Burn Blue Dragon - Crystal Flight Blue Dragon - Homo deus Blue Dragon - Phoenix Flight Blue Dragon - Star map Blue Dragon - Super heat Ego - The Magic of Ascension F1r3fly - Cross-over Norlinri - Alliance Norlinri - Dragon Norlinri - Followed Norlinri - Hurt Norlinri - Purification Norlinri - Ragnarok arena Pollti – happy otter family Pollti - the beast attacks StateofMynd42 - Barbershop Quintet StateofMynd42 - Pyrotechnics StateofMynd42 - Totally Rad StateofMynd42 - Rize Of Phoenix TheSlayerNL - Wyvern Tower Valoule - Alien Map Valoule - Beautiful on the outside Valoule - Gift from the skies Valoule - Gifts Valoule - Last challenge Valoule - Last Wisp Valoule - Second before to die Wolf Angelus - Sneak Attack Wolf Angelus - Wildfire Smoke Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Valoule - Stars Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Victory Valoule - Gift from the skies Wolf Angelus - Before the Sun Rises Wolf Angelus - No Way Out Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - IT Runner Up! F1r3fly - Raiders of the Lost Ark Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Thug Life Cheb - Ancient Pillars Cheb - Desert Shootout Cheb - Mind the gap Starwolf23 - SharpDressedDudes StateofMynd42 - You Otter Know Teagana - Demon Tapejara Valoule - The Tek cave club 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 103 is... ARK: EPIC RAP BATTLE!! Ep 1 by RockyXGaming 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 103 is… ARK:Survival Evolved :: Gamescom & Pax West PVP Base Build!!! by GG Fizz! We'd also like to announce a runner up... Future Tek Zoo & Aquarium (Movie) - Ft. All current Dinos (excluding boss/event, special creatures) 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! Rusty the Jerboa - For everyone who's lost a tame in ARK! by F1r3fly ARK: Avatark Vikings | [Prologue] Where did we go wrong? by GG Fizz Inverted Outhouse?! : S4Ep6 : Gaming Evolved Server by Arahli ARK OF DUTY & Call Of The Wild with YOUTUBERS! Jade Plays Game Patreon Server by Myndmelt ARK WHERE TO FIND OTTER ON RAGNAROK - HOW TO TAME AND BREED - MELTED CHEESE RAGNAROK SERVER by Myndmelt Scenic Wedding Bridal Dressing Room :: Exploring ARK Ragnarok Official Map :: Cool Base Locations by SWChris Massive Castle/ Fortress Build on Scorched Earth Ark Survival Evolved by Travis138 ARK Survival Evolved by Dragonarcwar Ark Survival Evolved - Welcoming (PART 65) by gOOglyOwl My First Arkwork by Sp00ki "Dinner time!" by MYARKFATE1991 Omega Rex by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1131131927 JW ANKY lvl 40 by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1134166567 How about the livyatan? by 睡鲨级核潜艇 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1132546762 Here comes the Mam-moth! by ⚡Shockal⚡ http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1131469926 Dossier: Gorgonopsid by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135552809 Dossier: Suchomimus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135257689 Dossier: Mosasaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1131259972 Archelon Dossier by OOF!!! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135178959 Map Ragnarok by Brayus Maulnus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135879919 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 Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  3. Hey Xbox Survivors, I have some bad news that I am sadden to have to share tonight. Upon the v735 Xbox patch update, it was made aware to us that The Center single player, non-dedicated, and player dedicated saved data on Xbox was no longer accessible. Until we are able to get a patch approved, single-player save data will remain inaccessible and new single-player data will not save any time you close the game. However, we think it is likely that when this is patched you will be able to gain access your single-player saves again. They are currently inaccessible as the file path to load the save data is incorrect. However, the same is unlikely for player dedicated servers. For you this is unfortunately a one-time wipe for all player dedicated servers, as much as we wish this were not the case. We will be looking into this to see if there are any other options, and are investing resources into any and all attempts to counteract this. New saved data on player dedicated servers will save properly. To be clear: single player and local data should be retrievable once a patch is pushed early next week (aim is Monday) but player dedicated servers will likely not be recoverable. This is a disappointing set back for us and to all of you as well, and it really sucks and we're very sorry that it happened. We will continue to work harder to prevent a situation like this occurring in the future. Much love, Wildcard Jen & The ARK: Survival Evolved Team
  4. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! 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 ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is? Xbox Play Anywhere & Rentable Servers! We have some information to share on the Xbox Play Anywhere and Rentable Servers front. Unfortunately, due to the weather and some other unavoidable circumstances, our plans for mid-month have been slightly pushed back. Our current timeline is looking like the end of the month, but when we get closer to that we'll be able to provide you with a more specific date. We're still hard at work on all of these aspects; allowing players to rent their own PC Servers, as well as all the fun with the Windows 10 Version of the game and Crossplay between Xbox and Windows 10 Players! ARK Digest 48! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor JozaSeraf asks, “So now when titanboa's are tameable, is there possibilaty to add them some sort of turret mode? Like they only bite until target is unconscious? That way we can have pits full of snakes and drop dino's in.” Survivor TranqRex asks, “You’re not able to Scorched Earth on a Player Dedicated Server unless you own the DLC. Will this be changed, as you can host on PC without.” Survivor Hazelnut20 asks, “Could you create a 'flee' aggression status, so that if something hits your dinosaur, that it runs away, instead of standing in direct line of fire?” Survivor Hosscat asks, “Being an achievement hunter and enjoying some of the challenges ARK gives to obtain some of the achievements I was excited to see The Center map had its own specific achievement. Will more achievements for other maps be released, such as Scorched Earth or Ragnarok only achievements?” Survivor AbeHikura asks, “are the future expansions already decided by the team (hence the season pass) or are you guys carefully monitoring us for inspiration? Will these expansions be the same or larger than Scorched earth (content wise)?” Survivor Mendoza asks, “Have you considered any further the decision to make above ground beacon drops fully random?” Survivor TheGamingGomer asks, “Will we get splitscreen on console player dedicated servers? My brother and our friend would like to be able to play together without having three consoles or all getting on at the same time.” Survivor Ulkusus asks, “Command/execute on starting ark: scan your steam achievements and update your local profile accordingly so one can get skins back after a reinstall of the game?” Survivor EternalUniverse asks, “Can we please have a respawn protection (ya'know when you respawn and you are into that animation that takes a long time to finish and then you get spawn killed by a dino?)” Survivor Nightmare2772 asks, “Will Aberration feature a new plant species? Plant Species Z maybe? I like the idea of a huge carnivorous plant.” Survivor KraziestKraken asks, “This is kind of a random question, but is the woman riding the raptor on the box art Helena? I've always thought so, but i'd like confirmation. “ Survivor NeckRipper asks, “Will the dlc content of Aberration carry over and be usable in the other Arks like the island, center and rag?” Survivor Nch1418 asks, “First, are there plans to expand the story into the newly announced Aberration expansion and the other expansion coming in 2018? Second, will we be getting Explorer Notes from any new characters besides the six already introduced? Third, any small hints on what the 2018 DLC is going to involve or what it will be centered around (e.g. further story content, etc.)?” Survivor Gibsy asks, “Are you guys still going ahead with the revamp of the older dinos? If so when are we likely to see it” ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! 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 7th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate 2x Maturing 2x Hatching 2x Gestation 2x Faster Mating Interval Rates Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! 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! PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=916;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.3;Mountains Frequency=12;Mountains Slope=1.99;MountainsHeight=.9;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.5;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=25;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.01;ErosionStrength=0.01;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.10;RWBiomeSize=0.10;MountainBiomeStart=-0.48;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.535;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.004;JungleTreeDensity=0.35;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.0125;SnowTreeDensity=1.25;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.035;ShoreTreeDensity=0.31;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.035;ShorelineThickness=0.0087;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.35f,Y=0.35f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.55f,Y=0.55f);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 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! Blue Dragon - The ARK Network Runners up! F1r3fly - Ragnarok Ocean View Wolf Angelus - Go For The Throat Ego - The coming of Wali al Asvad Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Blaze Burn Blue Dragon - Crystal Flight Blue Dragon - Homo deus Blue Dragon - Phoenix Flight Blue Dragon - Star map Blue Dragon - Super heat Ego - The Magic of Ascension F1r3fly - Cross-over Norlinri - Alliance Norlinri - Dragon Norlinri - Followed Norlinri - Hurt Norlinri - Purification Norlinri - Ragnarok arena Pollti – happy otter family Pollti - the beast attacks StateofMynd42 - Barbershop Quintet StateofMynd42 - Pyrotechnics StateofMynd42 - Totally Rad StateofMynd42 - Rize Of Phoenix TheSlayerNL - Wyvern Tower Valoule - Alien Map Valoule - Beautiful on the outside Valoule - Gift from the skies Valoule - Gifts Valoule - Last challenge Valoule - Last Wisp Valoule - Second before to die Wolf Angelus - Sneak Attack Wolf Angelus - Wildfire Smoke Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Valoule - Stars Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Victory Valoule - Gift from the skies Wolf Angelus - Before the Sun Rises Wolf Angelus - No Way Out Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - IT Runner Up! F1r3fly - Raiders of the Lost Ark Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Thug Life Cheb - Ancient Pillars Cheb - Desert Shootout Cheb - Mind the gap Starwolf23 - SharpDressedDudes StateofMynd42 - You Otter Know Teagana - Demon Tapejara Valoule - The Tek cave club 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 103 is... ARK: EPIC RAP BATTLE!! Ep 1 by RockyXGaming 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 103 is… ARK:Survival Evolved :: Gamescom & Pax West PVP Base Build!!! by GG Fizz! We'd also like to announce a runner up... Future Tek Zoo & Aquarium (Movie) - Ft. All current Dinos (excluding boss/event, special creatures) 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! Rusty the Jerboa - For everyone who's lost a tame in ARK! by F1r3fly ARK: Avatark Vikings | [Prologue] Where did we go wrong? by GG Fizz Inverted Outhouse?! : S4Ep6 : Gaming Evolved Server by Arahli ARK OF DUTY & Call Of The Wild with YOUTUBERS! Jade Plays Game Patreon Server by Myndmelt ARK WHERE TO FIND OTTER ON RAGNAROK - HOW TO TAME AND BREED - MELTED CHEESE RAGNAROK SERVER by Myndmelt Scenic Wedding Bridal Dressing Room :: Exploring ARK Ragnarok Official Map :: Cool Base Locations by SWChris Massive Castle/ Fortress Build on Scorched Earth Ark Survival Evolved by Travis138 ARK Survival Evolved by Dragonarcwar Ark Survival Evolved - Welcoming (PART 65) by gOOglyOwl My First Arkwork by Sp00ki "Dinner time!" by MYARKFATE1991 Omega Rex by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1131131927 JW ANKY lvl 40 by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1134166567 How about the livyatan? by 睡鲨级核潜艇 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1132546762 Here comes the Mam-moth! by ⚡Shockal⚡ http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1131469926 Dossier: Gorgonopsid by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135552809 Dossier: Suchomimus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135257689 Dossier: Mosasaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1131259972 Archelon Dossier by OOF!!! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135178959 Map Ragnarok by Brayus Maulnus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135879919 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 Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard
  5. As we have previously mentioned in July, today marks the beginning of the process of removing our lower population ARK servers on PC, Xbox, and PS4. Here is a quick breakdown on how this process will work. Taking Down Low Pop Servers These lower population servers make up about 33% of the existing online servers, with calculations based on sustained player-count as well as popularity of game mode. These servers will be taken offline and be re-purposed for new, fresh servers that will be put up on launch day. Any existing server that is not considered a low pop server and is not taken down will become a Legacy server. Legacy servers will remain on a separate cluster from the new cluster, which means you will not be able to transfer anything between Legacy servers and the new servers. Servers Up for Deletion Below is a complete list of the servers that will be deleted come August 29th. You have from now until 12:00am EST on the 29th to move your belongings onto a server not present on this list. Please click one of the links below. They are separated by platform (PC, Xbox, and PS4). How To Move Servers If you are unfamiliar with the process, you are able to upload your items, creatures, and player through the Obelisk terminal, supply drops, as well as the Tek Transmitter. Survivors are advised to use Cross-ARK immediately to relocate their belongings onto a server that is not included in our take-down list above. Server-wide Blackout Our Official Server Network will be taken down at 12:00AM ET on August 29th and will remain down for approximately 8 hours, with our official servers coming back online at 8am ET. During this time we will be going through the process of removing all servers outlined in this post and re-purposing them into a new cluster, completely separate from all Legacy servers. The Legacy servers and all the new servers will come back online after that time. Important Customer Support Legacy Information When the current servers become Legacy servers on the 29th, we will no longer offer Customer Support to these Legacy servers. All outstanding tickets to our Customer Support team will be wiped clean on launch day, and no future tickets submitted by those playing on Legacy servers will be accepted. Going forward our Customer Support team will be focused on assisting those present on the new cluster, which will not be plagued by many of the issues that occurred during the Early Access process. Unfortunately it is beyond the scope of our operation to continue to offer support on Legacy servers at this time. Do note that this is for Customer Support only, which is the process of submitting a ticket through our support system. Legacy clusters for PS4 and for Xbox will still be receiving Ragnarok servers. Legacy servers will also receive all of the same fixes and content that the new cluster will. Allocation of New Servers We know you are all very curious about this, but we don’t have this information ready to share quite yet. What I can tell you is that we plan to continue to support all current existing game modes in some capacity, so you won’t lose access to your favourite way to play the game. In the beginning we will be mainly focusing our efforts on strictly PVP and PVE servers on all maps, but will allocate servers to the other game modes based on their popularity. Server Saves of Deleted Servers We will make the save files available as soon as we can, which will likely be sometime before Saturday. We will host these files which anyone can download and then you are welcome to re-host the save file for your own use. We'll include a link to where you can download server saves in this post when they are available. To those affected by the move, we apologize greatly. This moving process will not be easy, but it is a necessary step towards our official launch. We have learned a lot throughout our Early Access adventures. Throughout our ups and downs, you’ve stood by our side and continued to support us during our growing pains and mess ups which is why we wanted our players to have the ability to keep as much progress as they can while still moving forward with a plan that will improve the game overall. We are committed to monitoring the health of this new cluster with our new ddos mitigation and changes to the transfer system (both of which will also be present on the Legacy servers), which will no doubt improve the official online playing environment. We look forward to fostering a fair and fun community with the beginning of our brand new ARK cluster on launch day. We very much appreciate your support of ARK through its Early Access process. Xbox UWP, Rentable Servers, Crossbuy, & Crossplay! While I have you here, I have some Xbox news to share as well! Originally our plan was to go out with Play Anywhere on our launch day but unfortunately that has now been pushed back until mid-September. However I do have some exciting news to share: with the use of Xbox and Windows 10 PC Crossplay (UWP) you can host your own server without needing an extra copy of the game or a second console to do it! (Though it is important to note that you will still be able to host a Player Dedicated server this way.) If you own ARK on Xbox, you get the Windows 10 PC version as well as the Xbox One X version for free and you can play with all your Xbox friends from your PC or either console. In addition, we'll be introducing rentable servers for our Xbox Survivors at that time! We'll be sure to let you all know when these additions are ready to go out to Xbox users. Our release date is rapidly approaching and we're very excited for what is about to come. We hope you are too! All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
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  7. If you are experiencing a Host Connection Timeout when trying to join any server, close the game completely and reopen it. On the home screen press the Options button on your controller with ARK selected and then Close Application to close completely.
  8. FAQ: Useful Links & Info

    We get a lot of questions and messages every day, hopefully this list will point you in the right direction and answer the burning questions you have. Where should I look to stay up-to-date with ARK news? Forums: https://survivetheark.com/ Dev Tracker: https://arkdevtracker.com/ (third-party) Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110 Twitter: http://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: http://facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: http://reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: http://instagram.com/survivetheark Who should I follow on Twitter to stay up-to-date with ARK news? https://twitter.com/survivetheark https://twitter.com/Jatheish https://twitter.com/bubblywums https://twitter.com/arkjeremy https://twitter.com/thelilpanda https://twitter.com/CudaCores When is the next PC patch coming out? What's going to be in it? That info when available can always be found here: When is the next Xbox patch coming out? What's going to be in it? That info when available can always be found here: If there is no ETA or notes yet, that likely means a patch just came out and there won't be another one for a couple weeks. Check back later. Also check the PC patch notes to see what you can look forward to in the near future. When is the next PS4 patch coming out? What's going to be in it? That info when available can always be found here: If there is no ETA or notes yet, that likely means a patch just came out and there won't be another one for a couple weeks. Check back later. Also check the PC patch notes to see what you can look forward to in the near future. Need help in-game on your Official Server? If you need help in-game on the official server you play on (issues with your account, gameplay, tech support, in-game harassment, etc), you can submit a ticket with our Customer Support and a Game Moderator or representative will address your ticket as soon as they can. https://support.survivetheark.com/ You can also read the latest Customer Support-related information on their Twitter: https://twitter.com/ark_support Make sure that if you have an issue that needs addressing that you submit a ticket, they will not be able to address your concerns over Twitter. Is your official server down or missing? Make sure you report your server issue the proper way so that the people who can fix it get alerted as soon as possible. Report server outages using the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19p2_r2z9wyazMXiJIlFINw0M32WCoUkv039yemwR3lE/viewform You can keep up-to-date with the latest server information by following @thelilpanda on Twitter. New servers? Unless we publicise it, there aren't current plans to add more new servers. Experiencing a bug in-game? You can tweet your bug reports to us, or report them in the following places: PC: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/forum/60-bug-reports-support/ PC: http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/ PS4: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/forum/10312-bug-reports-support/ Xbox: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/forum/16-bug-reports-support/
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  10. ARK Official Launch Trailer! For those of you who missed us this morning on the Twitch at Gamescom livestream, we just premiered the official launch trailer for ARK: Survival Evolved! Watch it below! The past two years have been one heck of a journey for all of us. Millions of ARK players worldwide have built gigantic bases, captured and trained armies of dinosaurs, crafted armories full of weapons and eaten billions of pounds of berries. With your help, we are days away from releasing the full ARK: Survival Evolved game to the world! Come August 29th we'll be entering the next phase of our journey and exit early access. Players who have been with us throughout this early access program and were excited with the launch of each update have even more reason to be excited post-launch! ARK will continue to grow with new content at launch and beyond as we continue to have a behemoth amount of additional gameplay, creatures, and story elements in the works. The adventure has truly only just begun! With every Explorer Note you've discovered on the Island a piece of the story has come along with it. Every artifact, every apex drops, every boss battle, it has all been leading up to this moment. Now it's time to understand the bigger picture and begin to discover why every Survivor wakes up on the beach with a diamond shaped implant in their arm. Are you ready for what's in store? Will you be strong enough to take on the challenges ahead? Do you, your tribe, and your army have what it takes to reach Ascension? Only time will tell... The launch trailer also features the first in-game footage for the two newest critters to the Island, the playful Otter and the fiery Phoenix. This furry little Otter makes a cozy companion that can ride around on your shoulders and can help retrieve silica pearls for you! The flaming Phoenix bursts into fire with the heat of the desert. Operating at impossible temperatures, this legendary flyer can cook resources just by holding them. Perhaps it could even be ridden, if somehow one could acquire gear fireproof enough to withstand the flames blazing across its feathers. Lastly, we get our first look at the Tek Shield and Tek Sword in action! The sword is capable of a dash-charge attack and has armor piercing capability, while the shield can reflect incoming projectiles and bullets, and can completely stop splash damage! ARK Live Original Soundtrack! We are also very excited to announce that the pre-order for the live soundtrack recorded live at Abbey Road is now available! Watch the behind-the-scenes teaser video below. Composed by Gareth Coker, the official soundtrack album will be released August 29th via digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works. The soundtrack is also included in the Collectors Edition of ARK. You can pre-order the soundtrack right now! https://www.sumthing.com/p/ark/ View full article
  11. Your ARK Stories!

    Hey Survivors! We're looking to collect some player experiences with ARK and we're reaching out to you. We want to know: how do you play ARK? Do you play with your family/kids? Co-workers? Did you meet new friends through the game that have impacted your life since? Did you become a content creator (YouTuber/Streamer/Artist/Etc) because of ARK, or how has ARK affected that if you were before? Have you used ARK at school for learning purposes, such as education using ARK creatures or using the devkit? Are you a teacher who plays with your students? If you think you have a particularly interesting story about your ARK experience, please share it below!
  12. Hey Survivors! We've been hard at work and we believe we have potentially fixed a case that has caused dinos to disappear. This thread is being provided so that you (PC players only) can provide feedback on this fix and let us know if you see a noticeable difference and improvement. You should not have a case where your dino dies/disappears without leaving a message in the tribe log. If you find that your dino has still disappeared with no update in the tribe log, please post here and try to provide as much information as possible about the case in which the dino has disappeared (example: where the dino is locations/what are the surroundings, was the dino in stasis, were you near the dino, etc). We look forward to your feedback!
  13. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! 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. Introducing the Phoenix! A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone’s flaming fire flyer, the Phoenix! Common name: Phoenix Species: Unknown Time: Unknown Diet: Flame Eater Temperament: Elusive Wild Among the most mysterious of all flying creatures, much of what is known about the Phoenix exists in legends which have been told through generations. These myths have often changed through the passing of time, but one constant is the belief that fire represents cleansing and renewal. The Phoenix embodies this process through its everlasting cycle of death and renewal. Extreme heat-waves in the desert seem to initiate the rise of the Phoenix, while the end of this so-called "Super Heat" precipitates the creature's reversion into ashes. While the Phoenix seems ambivalent to most wildlife, if provoked, its ferocity is evident in its ability to set targets aflame with a single bite. Domesticated Attempting to pacify a Phoenix is, quite literally, playing with fire. The Phoenix must be continually set ablaze in order to be tamed. I've seen many turned into dust and ash in the attempt. After it has been pacified, the Phoenix will regain its vitality when it is aflame! Although its compact size prevents the Phoenix from being ridden, its aggressive enflaming has proved to be invaluable in battle. Plus, it can quickly roast up tasty cooked meat and refine raw ores at any time, as a living furnace! ARK Digest 48! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor Monics asks, “When it comes to game performance in general... The game has come a long way I believe, optimization wise... But still, is missing quite a bit. What are your plans moving forward regarding these specifics?” Survivor DangerPlayz asks, “Hey Jeremy! I play a lot of singleplayer and am very happy with the changes you have made recently! However, can we please get an option to remove the engram points system and unlock all engrams at a certain level, when we reach said level. Thanks!” Survivor Caseybear asks “Will the small CrossArk cluster servers be gaining access to Ragnarok and other future content? If so, any idea when?” Survivor IGNWhyt asks, “Will you please address the issue where the game takes up 100+GB? Is this intended? Are there any plans on reducing the size?” Survivor RaifuForLaifu, asks “Can we get a damage reduction on The Dragon's fire breath pretty please with extra sprinkles on top? 25% feels a tad ridiculous. Thank you” Survivor Blackwolfe asks, “You earlier mentioned that you were reworking the kibble tree. Will this also affect the kibbles asked for when imprinting dinos? Beacuse kibble for imprinting I think is a large part of why people feel forced to have a lot of dinos (together with the kibbles needed for taming).” Survivor GamerPerfection asks, “Can you make the Tribe Logs record your Tames/Turrets kills? I find it frustrating not knowing what they've actually killed when i'm not around.” Survivor Mendoza asks, “Can we get Sun Glasses added to the game to help reduce glare?” Survivor iAmE asks, “Do you plan on hiring any additional support staff? I would figure any number would be nice, as you would seem to be going up from what appears to be zero (4-6 Month ticket turn arounds hurt this game an immense amount.” Survivor Touhma asks, “As A server Admin I want an option that can allow me to have a full customisation on Taming time / ressources Any chances to have this options : * TamedDinoCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier -> To avoid the consumption of ressource after taming ( when foodDrain is up ) * WildDinoCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier -> To tweak the speed of taming whitout affect the tamed dinos ( when foodDrain is up and avoiding the effect on tamed dinos ) * WildDinoTorporDrainMultiplier -> To have a use of narcotics ( because of TamingEfficiency make narcotics almost useless en taming time is less than offi ) * PassiveTameIntervalMultiplier -> To adjust the interval between 2 feeding tentative for passive tame dinos ( because if the foorDrainMultiplier is greater than 2 the dino is dying when trying to tame it ) Why I want these changes: Survivor CottonCandy asks, “1) Is there any chance we'll see an option to enable NVIDIA Ansel on servers that don't care about people using it to cheat, etc?” Survivor PaladinKong asks, “Will those who have the game now in early access be able to get the physical items that come with the collectors edition, like the dossier book, without having to buy another copy of the game?” Survivor johnm81 asks, “Prim+ players have been told that load times for pc version can't be addressed till after alpha. Now that alpha is over what are the plans to lower the 5-15min load times for this total conversion?” Survivor legendaryc4 asks, “can console players get the option to hold back the left stick to slow flyers down? Very big here for me as building high up can be a pain.” Survivor Lowly asks, “Can we get some sort of flame retardant suite, firefighter suite, racing driver type flame retardant suite, to fit into the modern technology side of scorched earth” Survivor Dustiest-Ninja asks, “On a scale of 1-Incredible Hulk how much did dealing with the PhysX Engine for the tek ATV-jeeps make you rage?” Survivor Syntac asks, “Will you guys ever implement the Hive, the creature in the dev kit that looks like a giant beetle?” Survivor Gelantious asks, “Any news related to Vulkan? Still having hopes you guys will move over to it and ditch the idea of dx12, since it would help Linux users as well and all windows users, not just the windows 10 players.” Survivor tolle79 asks” lets be serious the question of all quetions is why doesnt the doedicurus gather berries? Like how does it survive in the wild?” Survivor LordMaxilos asks, “TEK: Is there any chance that some sort of TEK Bow will be introduced to the game? As well as a TEK Arrow who will split up into three when you shoot it or something?” Survivor Redstorm8616 asks, “Growable Cactus Sap?” Survivor mleii asks, “Can we get some videos showing what the Xbox One X will look like in game?” The Great Migration! We have some very important news for Survivors playing on our official servers. This coming Tuesday (August 22nd) we will be posting the list of servers that will be taken down on our launch day and re-purposed for the new servers, while all other existing servers become Legacy servers. For those who decide not to migrate, the saves for these servers will be uploaded and provided, which you can then download and use to host your own unofficial servers with all of your stuff intact. Closer to release date we will also be communicating how these servers will be allocated, so you can prepare to take over a new server! ARK: 3x Evolution Event Weekend! 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 21st at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 3x Harvesting Rate 3x Taming Rate 3x EXP Rate 3x Maturing 3x Hatching 3x Gestation 3x Faster Mating Interval Rates Reminder: this 2x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers! Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! 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... F1r3fly with their map Hinsawdd! PGMapName=Hinsawdd PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=71;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.5;Mountains Frequency=9.8;Mountains Slope=1.5;MountainsHeight=0.95;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=10;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.025;ErosionStrength=1;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.493963;RWBiomeSize=0.25019;MountainBiomeStart=-0.57;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.68;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.25;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.6;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.04;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.15;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.002;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) If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: NVidia Ansel Photography Contest 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! The Body Farmer - Giga on the Great Plains Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Ragnarok EXFIB0 - Wyvern Scar F1r3fly - Sunset Solitude Kovko - Bug Attack Kovko - Catch me Kovko - Waterfall Pollti – Giga on fire Pollti – She is so funny Valoule - RagnaRock Wolf Angelus - Dawn in Japan Wolf Angelus - House Rangetsu Wolf Angelus - Scenic Japan Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Kovko - High Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Generated EXFIB0 - Snow Valley Kovko - Bloody Shore Kovko - Deserted Island Kovko - Rainy Wolf Angelus - House Rangetsu Courtyard Wolf Angelus - House Rangetsu Entrance Freeform! Winner! BatmanTDKR - Little Dragon Runners Up! Valoule - postcARK from Ragnarok Wolf Angelus - (Postcard) Greetings from Hanamura Honourable Mentions! Cheb - Atlantis of the Sands Cheb - Drake's Fortune Cheb - Gate to Shambala Cheb - Libertalia EXFIB0 - Burning EXFIB0 - Flight EXFIB0 - Light F1r3fly - Winter's Breath 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 101 is... The Airship Has Arrived - Steampunk Mod v(1.8) by LameWolfProductions 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 101 is… The City Challenge, Vanilla+ Base Tour by Flydive! We also want to announce two amazing runner ups... House Rangetsu - Inspired by Castle Himeji by Wolf Angelus! and... GoT: BUILDING THE SEVEN KINGDOMS Ragnarok | EP1 Pyke Castle | Ark Survival [ NO MODS ] by badassunicorn! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Polymer Clay Microraptor by by Naila https://www.facebook.com/Polymer-Clay-art-by-Naila-458565734212216/ When you finally reach Endgame in ARK: Survival Evolved - Lame Game Skits by LameWolfProductions THE BABY BOOMER by ranger1presents! ALL DINO BATTLE (to date) || EPIC ARENA BATTLE by Squidge Meister Fishy by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl Star City by Dragonarcwar Massive Castle/ Fortress Build on Scorched Earth Ark Survival Evolved by Travis138 MY HOUSE by 林小欣 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1111486558 Alangsauras by Mglogo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1113411338 Realistic Dinosaurs size update by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1110030818 Tyrannosaurus Rex Lip Function by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1111849998 Andrewsarchus by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1110733723 Tanystropheus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1108880618 Dossier: Elasmotherium by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1108719461 Dossier: Tyrannotitan by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1112869623 Dossier: Giganotosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1111936262 Dossier: Woolly Mammoth by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1110447510 Additional Creatures Official Dossier: Walrus by Shadlos http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1110889823 That's it for this post guys! 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