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  1. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Valentine's Day Event! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! The Valentine's Day event adds these additional features: Dinos have a 5% chance to drop a Box of Chocolate when they mate. Box of Chocolates can be used for a Full-Heal or to advance 50% of a Taming Dino's Bar New Unlockable Facial & Head Hairstyles (via craftable Items), for Male & Female New Unlockable "Heart" Emote Servers can launch with "-vday" to get (extra): 2x Mateboost Range, 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption The event begins February 12th on PC and February 14th on console. ARK: 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 13th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 1.5x Harvesting Rate 1.5x Taming Rate 1.5x EXP Rate Reminder: this 1.5x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers! Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! 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... PACIFIC ISLES by Squidge Meister! PGMapName=PACIFICISLES PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=888;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=6.0;Mountains Frequency=4.0;Mountains Slope=1.9;MountainsHeight=0.4;Turbulence Power=0.025;Shore Slope=2;WaterLevel=-0.65;GrassDensity=0.25;JungleGrassDensity=0.0125;ErosionSteps=8;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.75;DepositionStrength=0.75;ErosionStrength=0.9;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.015;RWBiomeSize=0.015;MountainBiomeStart=-0.61;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.1;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.002;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.5;ShoreTreeDensity=0.15;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.65;ShorelineStartOffset=0.04;ShorelineThickness=0.0030;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: NVidia Ansel Photography Contest 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! GravesAJ - Hot Springs Runner Up! AsH - Forest Rush Honourable Mentions! AsH - Look Around (How many dinos can you count) EXFIB0 - Oh Hello There! Exilog - Epic Boss Fights Broodmother Megapithecus Dragon GamerPefection - Gotta Keep Them Sheep Safe GamerPerfection - Sheep Aint Happy GravesAJ - Dimorph in Flight GravesAJ - Eye See You GravesAJ - Jumpin' Jehosephat! GravesAJ - Midnight Ambush GravesAJ - Now You're REALLY Pissed Me Off! GravesAJ - Playing Coy GravesAJ - The Almighty Meganeura KISHKO - Calm Lands KISHKO - Underwater Predator Kovko - Dawn Kovko - Going up Velice - Battle for territory Wolf Angelus - Courtyard Wolf Angelus - Headshot Wolf Angelus - Sonic Speed Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Exilog - Punch Duel Runner Up! Wolf Angelus - Jousting Arena Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Beautiful Caves Exilog - In your Face Exilog - Teleport to Gorilla Kovko - Ice Emperor Freeform! Winners! Seggzy's - SuperArk Exilog - TekTier Man´s Adventure Honourable Mentions! Andrew Osco - Majestic Wyvern EXFIB0 - Cave EXFIB0 - Set It On Fire Kovko - Shocking! Matthew Thompson - Ghilles in the Mist Squidge Meister - UMBRAWATER Wolf Angelus - Counting Ovis Wolf Angelus - Free Basilly 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 83 is... What Kind Of Ark Creature Are YOU? (Based On Your Birthday) by TheTacticalGmr! 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 83 is… Praio77's Lighthouse! and... PommieGamer's Jousting Arena! and... Wolf's Trip to Egypt & Arabian Village 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! Birth Of The DodoRex (Short Film) by The Axe Man ARK VILLAGE!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 17 by RYANT1UM ARK: Awesome Lookout Tower Design! -RYANT1UM'S TOP TIPS by RYANT1UM ARK PVP Tek Tier Battle – Youtuber VS Patreon! FULL Tek Gear and TEK REX Saddles – Syntac Patreon by Myndmelt Gaming NEW! Snowy River Cabin Build Guide :: How to Build an Ark Winter Cabin :: UTC Winter House Tutorial by UniteTheClans NSK's ARK (Pooptopia) S2E15 - Ark Silent Film (Dino Babies) by NSK Videos Ark: Scorched Earth || TEK REX vs REX || EPIC ARENA BATTLE by Squidge Meister Argy Trick Shot Taming! - ARK Annunaki Genesis Ep. 3 by Yodysseus IV WILD WEST QUICKDRAW - ARK Skits by Lame Wolf Productions KILLING EVERYBODY! | Official 140 Player PvP No-Tame Server w/ Yocimir | Season 2 Episode 2 by KISHKO GOING DEEP | ARK Solo PvP Let's Play | Ep. 8 - ARK: Survival Evolved Official PvP Server by KISHKO ARKitect: UFO by Valoule Full Album: Snow Camo Pachyrhinosaurus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=859935781 Forest Camo Pachyrhinosaurus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=859934446 Dino Derps by Kaigs Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=860551791 Allosaurus by Akhoris Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=859020079 ARK Antics by Dravitel Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858483544 TRanger Commission by ♤ACE♤Freeflier181 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858068769 Thorn by NutterButter Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=857448510 Some concepts for my mod by Kaprodonychus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858237183 Ark Diary #1 "Dont trust a friend" by vejitas Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858764130 Dossier: Hatzegopteryx by Trinzilla Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=856349050 Fanmade Suchomimus dossier by Througher Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858393910 New Hybrid Dinosaur by jordanisgreat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=856391500 Eye of the storm by Smokin_Zero Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858381076 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: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: http://instagram.com/survivetheark Much love, Wildcard Jen, Jat, & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  2. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the last edition of the Community Crunch for the year of 2016! First and foremost a huge empathetic THANK YOU to all ARK Survivors! It’s been a crazy journey so far, and the year of 2016 has been filled with many milestones and memories for us here at Studio Wildcard. 2016 saw ARK grow much further and beyond what we had ever anticipated! Needless to say, without your feedback, support, and creations over the past year, this would not have been possible. The passion displayed by the community throughout is second to none and we are proud to have you along for the ride; whether you’re a new survivor from PS4, celebrating your one year ARKiversary with Xbox One, have been here since Day One on Steam - you mean the world to us and we truly appreciate all you do. ARK will continue to march onwards towards its 1.0 Release. There is still a fair bit of content we are working on getting out to you. It’s going to be a very exciting few months with the release of the TEK Tier, Ascension, UI Rework, of course, the addition of many new items, features, and creatures to behold, not forgetting the Ovis! As each day passes, ARK gets one step closer to fulfilling its destiny as the ultimate Dinosaur Survival Experience of our dreams and with your continued support throughout 2017, we’ll get there! In celebration for the end of the year; from the 31st of December at 12 PM EST until the 1st of January at 12 PM EST Survivors can have a chance to win a special exclusive New Year’s Skin! Raptor Clause will be making extra stops for PC players, so make sure to pick up its extra presents to receive the exclusive skin. Console players can obtain the skin on our official servers by Fishing a fish of at least than 2.017 size. Get it? Single-player and dedicated server owners can spawn the exclusive skins to give to themselves and their players by using the command below. Thank you all for an incredible 2016. We hope you have fantastic New Year and are ready as we head into 2017; it's going to be an even bigger and better year, which we look forward to experiencing with you! ARK: Evolution Event: New Year Weekend! To celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another, Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk! The event will run until Monday the 1st at 12 PM EST all Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change: 1.5x Harvesting Rate 1.5x Taming Rate 1.5x EXP Rate ARK Winter Sale! The Steam's Winter sale is now live which means ARK: Survival Evolved can be tamed on PC/Mac/Linux for a 60% discount and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack is also available at 33% off! Or introduce someone new to the game, this holiday season by gifting them the Survivor's Pack Bundle! Xbox Survivors wanting to join in on the holiday fun can pick up ARK Survival Evolved plus the expansion Scorched Earth from Microsoft's Xbox Preview Program. From the 29th of December, the game and its expansion pack will be on a special sale for Xbox Live Members, check out the details below! And of course, we recently launched worldwide on PlayStation 4. So everyone can grab the game and dive right in! 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... It's a tie! FataL1ty for their Winter Majesty! See more: http://imgur.com/a/QCYaF and also congratulations to... Wolf Angelus for their Holiday Island! Awesome winter themed map guys! If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: ...and this great explanation video from Thick Freedom! 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! Winners! Wolf Angelus - The 9 Reindeer & Raptor Claus Wolf Angelus - Holiday Village Center Naked Zombo - The Sea Cave Guardian GravesAJ - Spelunking FataL1ty - Santa Claus is coming to town! GravesAJ - Stormchaser NakedZombo - So Much Jelly EXFIB0 - Someday Runner Up! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Village KISHKO - On Top Of The World GravesAJ - The Batcave KISHKO - Call For Help Domino - Monkey Business GravesAJ - The Prophecy Honourable Mentions! GravesAJ - The Majestic Dodo NakedZombo - Cave Exploration KISHKO - A Moment Before Death GravesAJ - Getting Inside Your Enemy's Head GravesAJ - Enter the Dungeon EXFIB0 - Amazed KISHKO - Santa Leaving Presents GravesAJ - Ancient Ruins KISHKO - Seasonal Giga GravesAJ - Blending In Wolf Angelus - Holiday Village Center Nighttime Wolf Angelus - Holiday Village Nighttime Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Village Intersection FataL1ty - Cozy Christmas Cabin Wolf Angelus - Holiday Village Center EXFIB0 - Inside The Cave Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Village Intersection Nighttime KISHK0 - Explorer's Note Wolf Angelus - Holiday Village Center Nighttime KISHK0 - Underwater Flora EXFIB0 - Artifact KISHK0 - Underwater World EXFIB0 - Entering the Cave KISHK0 - Underwater Beauty EXFIB0 - Adventure EXFIB0 - Ice Cave EXFIB0 - Paradise Freeform! Winners! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Greetings! 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 76 is... Congratulations to Rewind Forward for their Pentatonix Hallelujah Paraody! and we'd also like to give a shoutout to our runner ups for some very special entries! Naked Zombo - ESRB Rates ARK Park M! LameWolfProductions - Raider Claus! GreenManCartoon - Dam Nuissance! 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 76 is… Wolf Angelus for their incredible festive and fantastic Holiday Village! We had a lot of great entries to round up the year, so let's also give a huge congratulations to our runner ups Valoule's Fireplace! Full album here :http://imgur.com/a/S4Mf5 yespleaze's Neuschewanstein Castle Check out their steam profile for more images: http://steamcommunity.com/id/yespleaze/screenshots/?appid=346110 TheCouchPotatoYT - The ARK-MAS Tree! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! UniteTheClans - ARK Tudor House KISHK0's Best Locations on The Center KISHK0's 2x2 Base Design for Scorched Earth Stoneydradon86 - The Ruins of FrostBourne Keep & The Lava Jungles Kortniechan - Epic Boat Showcase EXFIB0 - Late Game Base Build LameWolfProductions - Sal The Gigantopithecus GeonWAR's - Tips to Throw out a Titan! LameWolfProductions - A TEK Tier Christmas Arahli - The Overlook Brewery! 2Ton Gamer - Modded Map 'KnowWhere' Fly Through The Timid Warrior by Freyaloi Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=821435981 Proud Mommy by Violet Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=824155770 Jerboa Painting by runswithpencils! Pixel Dino #2 - Allosaurus by Жириновский В.В Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=819857396 Darken-Si's Baby Dino Collection! You can check out all their awesome artwork on their profile: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198200524745/images/?appid=346110 Starclan's Raptor Claus! DodoDex Half A Million Downloads! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=828731918 Desert Rode vs DodoWyvern Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=823697403 The Island Map Info by Exhumed Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=824757890 That's it for this post guys! We'll have a Digest posted on Sunday, so check back on this thread Thank you and we hope you have a Happy New Year! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Studio Wildcard View full article
  3. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Happy 2017! Primitive Plus Update! 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... "Autumn Ponds" by Kovko! PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=575;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=6.347923;Mountains Frequency=7.780145;Mountains Slope=1.667641;MountainsHeight=0.898787;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.525611;RWBiomeSize=0.228408;MountainBiomeStart=-0.688047;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.684617;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.7;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: NVidia Ansel Photography Contest 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! GravesAJ - By the Light of the Moon Honourable Mentions! What lies unseen - Morgengrau Wolf Angelus - Jerboa Family Portrait Wolf Angelus - Death Arises Morgengrau - Want a hug Morgengrau - Hello Darkness my old Friend GravesAJ - Waiting for Raptor Claus Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! EXFIB0 - Winter Wonderland Honourable Mentions! KISHKO - Icelands EXFIB0 - Desert KISHKO - Crystal Cave Freeform! Winner! Seggzy - RELEASE THE KRAKEN Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Ark Fighter -Tournament Edition GravesAJ - Raptor Claus Is Coming To Town! 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 78 is... Center Boss Battle - Lava Jump Puzzle - EPIC FINALE - Pooptopia - S2E61 by kortniechan Gaming This hilarious let's play video features Kortniechan and friends taking on the bosses on The Center map as well as attempting the lava jump puzzle. Definitely check it out if you are looking for some laughs. 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 78 is… Wolf's Titanboas and Ladders! (With "Dice Roll" Mechanic) by Wolf Angelus! The amount of effort and detail put into this build is incredible, we're super impressed! I want to play this. If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! How To Start In ARK: Survival Evolved - Where to spawn; How to level fast; Etc. by EXFIB0 Ark Survival Warship! - Dodo Devastator by TRanger ECO'S TEK DECOR MOD - ARK EVOLUTION by VIRTUAL REALMS What Is The Range Of A Pachyrhinosaurus' "Spray" Essence? | ARK Labs Testing by ShipWrekt Beach-Side Villa- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 1 by RYANT1UM Snowy Mountain Retreat- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 2 by RYANT1UM DO IT YOURSELF CHRISTMAS DINNER with TINY VIKING by VIRTUAL REALMS Chalico Tower Battle Ep10 : IronMine on Gaming Evolved by Arahli The Geek SAY CHEESE | ARK Survival Evolved by GamerPerfection eco's Tek Decor | ARK: Survival Evolved | Tek Mod by eco ARK: Solo Tame Tusoteuthis Squid by GEonWAR ARK Babies by Darken-Si Source: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198200524745/images/ Finished Cerato's model by milokamilo Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836415656 Thylacine by Bekichu Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=831734581 Specimen Class #001 by jordanisgreat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=835465838 Calamus Amurensis (Moana) by kazmanian45 Pachyrhino VS Allo by WIM Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=826409466 Dragon in Scorched Earth by Nik Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=832312570 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: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  4. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Each week we run community contests Survivors can win lots of prizes! At the beginning of each week we post a thread here on survivetheark.com where you can try your hand at the competitions by sharing some of your creations with us! Let's get on with the contests. 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... Kovko! PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=992;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=6.809943;Mountains Frequency=10.807337;Mountains Slope=1.033183;MountainsHeight=1.194855;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.545082;RWBiomeSize=0.027691;MountainBiomeStart=-0.352149;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.635482;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.7;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;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! GravesAJ - Golden Sunrise Runners Up! Squidge Meister - Herbi Island GravesAJ - Head Towards the Light Honourable Mentions! GravesAJ - Calmer Waters EXFIB0 - A new world EXFIB0 - Underwater Cave EXFIB0 - Wild Life EXFIB0 - Winter In The Redwood GravesAJ - Explorer's Treasure FataL1ty - Eyes of the Beast FataL1ty - Hostile Environment FataL1ty - Isolated Flight FataL1ty - Seclusion FataL1ty - Strategic Offence FataL1ty -  Through the Eyes GravesAJ - In Hot Water GravesAJ - It Belongs In A Museum Itsr2ghgaming - Bionic DodoWyvern Kovko - Anger Kovko - Bridge Kovko - Edgy Kovko - Orange County Kovko - Shine Kovko - Shine Bright Like a... Kovko - The Chosen One GravesAJ - River Flight Squidge Meister - Herbivore Island GravesAJ - What Lies Beneath Wolf Angelus - Venice Daytime Wolf Angelus - Venice Nighttime Wolf Angelus - Wyvern Falls Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Venice Daytime Runner Up! Kovko - LSD Trippin Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - A Beam of light EXFIB0 - Crystals EXFIB0 - Jump EXFIB0 - Mushrooms FataL1ty - Archway Path FataL1ty - Asylum FataL1ty - Inside the Beast FataL1ty - Light From Above FataL1ty - Midforest Snows FataL1ty - Overlook FataL1ty - Rockhill Paradise FataL1ty - Sealook Point FataL1ty - Sunset Settlement Kovko - Blue Crystal Kovko - Brothers Kovko - Red Light District Wolf Angelus - Venice Nighttime Freeform! Winner! Squidge Meister - Topiary Contest Honourable Mentions! GravesAJ - Everything the Light Touches Kovko - Foot Kovko - Where is he Wolf Angelus - Dating Profile 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 80 is... THE SNAIL RISING - Rise of the Achatina (Episode 1) 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 80 is… Wolf's Renaissance Fair & Jousting Arena by Wolf Angelus! Just in time for the lance, the jousting arena will surely be the talk of the fair. Thanks for the submissions this week, Survivors! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! The Ark Pagoda!!!- Ark Buidling Montage Monday EP 14 by RYANT1UM HelloThereSurvivor - Join Our ARK Server! by Sir Shade MODDED ARK: Survival Evolved (Center Map) Miserth Fort by StoneyDragon Pink Panda Prankster SHHHHH! | S3E5 Pooptopia Annunaki Island by MeeMaw TheGeekyGranny ARK CHALICOTHERIUM TAMING W/ Korntniechan! - Pooptopia on The Center! by Myndmelt Gaming TROODON ARMY VS CAVE! TROODON BREEDING & IMPRINTING! - Ark: Survival Evolved [S3E33] by Syntac Ark: Survival Evolved Pooptopia Annunaki S1 E4 - Secert Lake Village by Leeham Amo Plays Ark: Survival Evolved - S3E6 - Baby Mammoth And Bungee Quetzal Taming (Gameplay) by Amo387 Fantastical Glass & Metal Three Platform Base - S3 Ep14 - Gaming Evolved + IronMine by Monkeypuzzle Ark Survival Evolved - Primitive Plus 1.4 Update is Here!! by Neocrypter 22 Ways To Die In ARK by The Axe Man Tree House - ARK Build Battles Episode 6 | Building Competition by Yocimir Ark Babies by Darken-Si Sam and Equu chases by Giganotosaurus by dinosaurman4 Sam Jones in ARK Island by dinosaurman4 Art by NeroLokin Tiger Troodon by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=846376912 Forest Camo Troodon by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=846347944 Snow Camo Troodon by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=846392735 Forest Camo Therizinosaurus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=844031382 Freddy Krueger Therizinosaurus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=842347507 Tyrannosaurus Dominium by Zach, The Fiery King?☢? Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845421322 Manticore by DodoRupter666 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=843477779 Jordanisgreat Megalodon Commission by ♤ACE♤Freeflier181 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=843281209 ARK HOME by GR15 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=844949089 WizARK Tower by Valoule gok and Kat's humble home by gokdaddy Dinner with Giants by Lusaka6 Jurassic Ark: Attack by Shinzilla Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845476222 Tribu TITANES by Nik ✌? Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845103693 Dossier: Repenomamus by -ѴQ- | uriel34 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=841889619 Alangasaurus (Hybrid) Dossier by KeyKey Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=843878204 Dossier: Mouflon by -ѴQ- | uriel34 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=841538830 Dossier Preview by kazmanian45 Fan Made Mosasaur Dossier by Snugglesthedino Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845467874 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: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jen, Jat, & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  5. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! ARK: 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 16th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 1.5x Harvesting Rate 1.5x Taming Rate 1.5x EXP Rate Reminder: this 1.5x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers! Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! 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 week's contest! This week's contest winner is... Kovko! PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=724;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.160967;Mountains Frequency=10.111149;Mountains Slope=1.350023;MountainsHeight=1.147305;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.102945;RWBiomeSize=0.218205;MountainBiomeStart=-0.709752;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.625387;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.7;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: NVidia Ansel Photography Contest 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! Wolf Angelus - Tomb Raider Runners Up! Kovko - Mountainscape GamerPerfection - Pre-emptive Troodon Attack Honourable Mentions! KISHKO - An Ancient Temple EXFIB0 - Daydream Wolf Angelus - Hot Pursuit Kovko - Jerboa's Dreams Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Kovko - Brown River Runner Up! EXFIB0 - Bridge - 360 Stereo Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - A Beautiful Morning KISHKO - Oasis EXFIB0 - On The Edge Of The World Wolf Angelus - Sapphire Interestion Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - ARKeology Runner Up! GamerPerfection - Theriz Tore Through My Screen 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 79 is... BORED AT SEA by Lame Wolf Productions! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 79 is… a tie! Wolf's Trip to Venice, Italy by Wolf Angelus! and... ARK GOLF CLUB by Valoule! Well done to everyone who submitted their maps, Ansel photos, builds and videos this week! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! ARK Scorched Earth Ep 17 - Paracer Tank by Monkeypuzzle Bayou Build -The Workshop- Ep14: Gaming Evolved by Arahli Amo Plays Ark: Survival Evolved - S3E1 - Leap Of Faith And Flyby Lootings (Gameplay) by Amo387 The Swamp Observatory | Build Guide | Ark: Survival Evolved by Voxesto NSK Skit Films: Pen Red Raptor Raptor Pen (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen Parody) by NSK Videos Ark Garden House :: Ark Build Guide :: Stuctures Plus House Building Tutorial by UniteTheClans Ark-Cathedral Build!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 13 by RYANT1UM ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED | RAGNAROK! | NEW MAP! by Morrlex Open World Pokemon ON PC | ARKMON by The Axe Man ?THE ADVENTURE OF RALPHIE THE RAPTOR? - | Iron Mine on Gaming Evolved! EP 4 - ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by Myndmelt Gaming Ark: Survival Evolved Pooptopia 16 | All aboard the Loading Bay! by RandomGaming EXCLUSIVE - BARYONYX FIRST LOOK! Ark Survival Evolved (Baryonyx Dino Spotlight) Update 254 by ThickFreedom Dino Avatars by Freeflier181 Source: Compy - Dino Doodle by ViVi Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836633776 The Shark by The Scarlet Devil Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836847651 The Kraken by The Scarlet Devil Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=836846974 Beach Bar by Wyerex Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=841394302 ARK de Yoshi by keios Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838555800 Possible upcoming creature mod part 2 by Kaprodonychus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=840410685 Ark Diary #1 (German) by vejitas Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838666709 Introducing the Ragdoll-adon! by Shockal Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838633967 Specimen Class #002 by jordanisgreat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838251875 Jurassic Ark by Shinzilla Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=820789032 Jurassic Ark: Raptor by Shinzilla Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=838431350 The Night Sky (Volcano map) by SirShade 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: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  6. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest (coming soon)! For those of you who've missed the earlier announcements this week, let's have a quick catch-up as we shared some very important news! Announcing ARK Park VR! We've partnered up with Snail Games to bring you a totally new ARK VR experience -- Snail’s Peacock Studio is developing, while Studio Wildcard is providing creative consultation. ARK stalwarts will have their skill and cunning in taming primeval creatures rewarded in this new game, as they can import their own collected dinosaurs from the original survival game into an up-close and personal, full VR experience! Players begin their ARK Park adventure at a visitor center surrounded by life-sized holographic dinosaurs where they'll learn about these creatures that they’ve only read about & seen in books and summer blockbusters. From there, players will have the option to explore multiple interactive attractions on-foot or in vehicles & on Dino-back, including a swamp, forest, desert, snowy mountain range, and more. Each attraction features stunningly rendered and realistic environments of the period inhabited by ARK creatures, which can be found and captured through use of items, weapons, and puzzle-solving. More gameplay details on ARK Park are available on Sony’s PlayStation Blog, here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/12/15/ark-park-coming-to-playstation-vr-in-2017-interacts-with-ark-survival-evolved/ ARK Park will be available on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation™VR in 2017. You can also sign-up for updates about ARK Park at www.arkparkvr.com! You can check out more screenshots on our initial announcement page: ARK Digest 45 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, FlyinJapman4 asks, “Can you update more of the item spawn commands so more of them have item ID numbers? Like the Kibbles, Saddles, and Tranq Darts?” Survivor, MrRetrospective asks, “I was wondering if there was a way you could make a form of shock collar system for dinos to stop people from kiting dinos away from a base. Essentially any unauthorized movement by the dino would only go a certain distance from a placed wireless transmitter structure that sends out a circle from its location encasing dinos from being kited. Like on neutral a Dino will attack things but it won't leave the specified zone unless ridden or set to follow. Thanks!” Survivor, Deepz asks, “Can Xbox get a My Survivors Tab to find characters?” Survivor, Avios asks, “Could there be a small chance that wild dinos will drop Fertilized eggs? (With improved stats similar to post-tamed dinos of that level, anyways.)” Survivor, The8ball0 asks, “I was wondering if you would be able to have a random size generator for all creatures of ark not just the fish. I feel it would make them more individual. Obviously it wouldn't go too extreme though u wouldn't get trex sized dodos but maybe a couple of dilo size?” Survivor, Grounded On asks, “a serious note can we get some form of mod loading progress bar on the PC client? To many people think the game has crashed because it just says "Loading mods" and then is unresponsive for several minutes while it loads them.” Survivor, Shrekasaurus asks, “What sort of criteria do you go through when deciding what creatures to add? I'm very curious on this.” Survivor, Jmarr307 asks, “Is it possible to add a motion activated gate (maybe a tek gate) which allows dinosaurs and their riders to pass through gates without having to close them behind you? Like a tag you put on your mount like the tracker bug which allows any dino with it to pass through with ease?” Survivor, Tatsu86 asks, “Can Xbox & PS4 users get options to reduce the 3 hour time between imprinting baby dinos on Private / Non-Dedicated & single-player servers? It's difficult in a single-player experience to keep a server open for 3 hours at a time just to breed. Appreciate it, thanks.” Survivor, Vscotty1 asks, “What did you all enjoy the most about developing ARK?” Survivor, Vscotty1 also asks, “If you could have any celebrity advertise ARK who would it be?” Survivor, ENERV8 asks, “When a weapon/tool breaks and we have multiples in our inventory could another be auto equipped?” Survivor, Rogueblade1658 asks, “will there be caves and obelisks added to PG maps” Survivor, Silver116 asks, “Will cross-platform happen? I've had this game since it's release into Early Access on Steam, but my friend can't afford a gaming PC and has bought the PS4 copy. It would be awesome if we could play together via cross-platform (me on the PC version and him on the PS4 version)” Survivor, Ul1sses asks, “I want to know if the blocking of drops and obelisks is something that will continue to be part of PvP game. How can i use the transfer mechanic if someone blocked all the exits?” Survivor, Monsters asks, “In a coming update can you make that you can decide what side you hop off on small to medium dino's? ( like how you can decide which side the bronto swings it's tail by using the camera)” Survivor, Bacon8RColby asks, “Are there plans for additional story telling mediums aside from the explorer notes? Cinematics and things like that?” Survivor, Xmrmeow asks, “Would you ever consider playing with verticality more in the island or any other maps you plan on releasing to give them more room in the same volume? (E.g. floating islands, underground rivers, inner volcano lava rivers that connect volcanos, caves that present a safer(or maybe more treacherous, but more rewarding) shortcut from point A to point B)” Survivor, Legendaryc4 asks, “Could you add an option so it automatically sets every dino and structure rank to a set rank so I literally don't have to spend 4 hours walking around my base manually setting every structures access rank, inventory rank, whistle, and riding ranks?” Evolution Event: Permanent Double Rates The ARK harvesting, EXP, and taming rates will be transitioning to 2x permanently! This is a decision we’ve made after experimenting with the game’s rates for quite some time. You may have noticed in the last few weeks the Evolution Events have gotten longer, this has allowed us to get a better feel for how it would play out in a permanent live experience. We have consistently received a lot of feedback from you, and it was very evident that players preferred the increased rates. Thusly, the rates will stay at 2x permanently from now onwards on our Official Servers. As for upcoming Evolution Events, we've decided that we're going to keep the server rates as 2x for anaylsis to help us determine what values further Evolution Events should have. Furthermore, in the next major version releases, the 2x rates will be implemented directly in the game build itself. This means that Non-Dedicated Servers, Single Player Sessions and of course Unofficial Servers will also feel the increased rates. Therefore, if you’re currently using customized rates, it’s something you will want to keep in mind before this change is in place -- specifically upon the release of the next Major Version on each of your respective platforms, you may wish to reduce your server/game rates by 50% to have the same effective values as before. We appreciate all the response you guys have provided to us regarding our Evolution Events and are looking forward to running more exploring new features with you in the upcoming future. ARK: Survival of the Fittest All Stars & Naugty and Nice! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest All Stars plus Naughty & Nice matches will take place from 11 am EST to 3 pm EST tomorrow, Saturday the 17th December 2016! The final games will be shout-casted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! Patch 253: Underwater Caves! As we approach the 21st of December and the release of Patch 253. We'd like to remind players that this update will involve a visual update for the current Underwater Caves, as well as introduce 2 New Full-Scale Underwater Caves. Once this patch is released, all Underwater Caves on the Island will have their structures and Dinos removed, therefore it is in the players best interest to ferry them away whilst they can! UI Discussion: Dino Inventory & Overlay, Engram Page, Player HUD, and Multi Wheel! We received a lot of feedback regarding our previous discussion on Player's Inventory screen. We're now looking to collect feedback and suggestions from the community regarding the; Dino Inventory & Overlay, Engram Page, Player HUD, and Multi Wheel. If you'd like to provide us some feedback, you can do so here: Community Contests! 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! Winners! Wolf Angelus - Stay Back! GravesAJ - A Whole New World Wolf Angelus - Handsome Devil KISHK0 - Soaring The Mountains EXFIB0 - I'll take a nap Runner Ups! Kovko - Dream StateofMynd42 - Nocturnal Daydream Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Broken Path DarkDolphin - Curiosity KISHK0 - Hunter GravesAJ - Ready for Anything! GravesAJ - Best of Friends Christoph Eggart - Winter Journey DarkDolphin - Through The Storm EXFIB0 - Finally! We made it Wolf Angelus - Ruined Wolf Angelus - Hot Escape Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! EXFIB0 - River Curves Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Tranquillity! Kovko - Separated KISHKO - World Scar KISHKO - Crystal Cave KISHK0 - Obelisk Wolf Angelus - Harmony & Chaos Freeform! Winners! DarkDolphin - Curiosity Wolf Angelus - Jerb Bath Time! Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Keeping Hydrated! Kovko - What is love Wolf Angelus - Jerb Bath Time! [Retro Filter] EXFIB0 - Tapejara Twins EXFIB0 - Dragons vs Wyverns 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 for Flow of Time! and the string to run the PGM: If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: ...and this great explanation video from Thick Freedom! 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 76 is... It's a tie! GamerPerfection - A Horse With No Name and GlowhooPenguin's ARK Moments! 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 76 is… It's another tie! Congratulations to.. RYANT1UM for their Santa's Sleigh! and Valoule for their GuitARK! Album: https://imgur.com/a/SaEVX We'd also like to give an honourable mention to Kirioku for their Castle! If you'd like to check out the rest of the submissions for this weeks contests, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Guide to Ordering Groups by MrDolphin Dino Surfing and "A Dance with Dinos" Guide. by MrDolphin ARK RAID CAMS: PRISONERS RAID! - ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED by H.O.D GAMING AVIARY STRUCTURES MOD - ARK: EVOLUTION by VIRTUAL REALMS Ark Cabana Resort!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 3 by RYANT1UM Snow Biome Exploration - Pooptopia - Season2 E52 - Ark Survival Evolved by kortniechan Gaming Top 5 PvP Base Locations on The Island [Part 2] PvP Tips & Tricks - ARK Survival Evolved by KISHKO Strong 6x4 Vault Base Build - ft. Hidden Generator, Quad Walls and Double Foundations. by EXFIB0 3x3 PvP Base Design w/ Dropped Vault, Flyer Pen, Crops - Building Tutorial - ARK: Survival Evolved by KISHKO "BOXED IN" - Rogue Two (Episode 1) by Lame Wolf Productions Kye923 | 方舟:生存進化 ARK | 木頭人挑戰 Mannequin Challenge 2x1 Starter Solo Base Design with Fabricator - ARK Building Tips & Tricks - ARK: Survival Evolved by KISHKO Painted Horse Chalicotherium by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=817329038 Little Helper Chalicotherium by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=817294690 Kapro. First art in SAI by tianat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=816671058 MS Paint Rex by President Pepe Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=819148848 Ark babies by Darken-Si Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=817217514 Holo-Rex by President Pepe Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=816873038 First comic about ark : logic evolved xD(SKETCH) by tianat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=817776451 How do you hunt Tapejaras? You don't. by Violet Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=818176036 DodoZilla by Tbjbu2 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=817613395 Hiding Dilo by GoldHeart Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=818506073 Leviathan Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=819726675 Workshop Spotlight Workshopper: Impulse Mods: Capitalism Series http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198018631975/myworkshopfiles/?appid=346110 Ced: Hey Survivors! I'm here with Impulse, the creator of the capitalism mod series. It's been one of the more popular mods for the last 6 months so I thought it would be good to catch up with Impulse. Impulse, glad to have you here! So your mod is a very interesting concept! I can see it adding a bit of an economic feel to servers, which I find exciting! What was the inspiration for creating this mod? Ced: Cool! I'm actually familiar with both of those mods! So tell me what it was like to pick the Ark Dev Kit and start modding. Have you had any game development or development experience prior to that? Ced: That's amazing! Often, I find that people who mod haven't really had a ton of experience doing game development. Do you feel like you past experience in programming helped you when it came to create this mod? Ced: I find that to be true as well although it definitely takes some adjusting if you are used to programming in a more native way like I was and sounds like you were. So let's try to explain the capitalism mod for those who are reading and aren’t familiar with the other economy mods you mentioned. The basic idea is that there is currency and you can use that currency to buy items? Ced: Yea, back when I was thinking of implementing something similar, that was where I got stuck. I knew there had to be currency to regulate the trading/economy. I notice that there are several "modules" that are available for the base currency mod. Can you explain a little bit about the idea behind that. Was it so that people using the mod can customize their experience? Ced: That's a good point.. It allows you to work on things in a more modular fashion! So it seems like the mod is relatively stable. Are there any plans to add to it in the future? Ced: Wow that sounds really exciting. I haven't really heard of an idea quite like it. You'll have to keep me updated on the progress Well it appears it has been a warm reception from the community on your work. In fact, I was looking at the stats on your mod, and your mod is one of the few where the unique visitors to the mod page is less than the people that actually subscribed. What this implies is that people are joining servers that are running your mod. That has to be a good feeling right? Ced: We really have a great community! It's been great chatting with you Impulse! Any last words for the community or the Wildcard team? As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jat, Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  7. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! ARK is coming to PS4 December 6th! If you haven't already heard the news, PS4 is finally going to be joining the ARK Tribe! You can read the full announcement here which has all the details: ARK Digest 43! 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, WatcherCCG asks, “Could we perhaps get an admin command to bypass the need to have materials on hand for crafting. When I do creative base building in single player, it's always a massive hassle juggling all the giveitem commands for the various items I need to build, and this would probably be super helpful with that.” Survivor, Avios asks, “Will carnivores ever get a "hunger" sort of system to them, instead of them being a bottomless pit and eating everything in sight?” Survivor, BIRVM asks, “How will the Tek Cave work? Will you find the materials to make Tek tier objects, or will you find the objects itself in the cave? And will it have guardians to defend the cave? I'm so excited for the Tek cave” Survivor, HilmZech asks, “I was wondering if we could have something to store our dinos in probably digital format. they will require expensive things to maintain probably, and maybe a build limit? a person/tribe cannot build more than 3 of these, and if the device is destroyed the dinos are gone too” Survivor, ImpureFrost asks, “With the Lycanthropy and Vampirism being a halloween disease, Will we eventually see more Holiday themed diseases?“ Survivor, ImpureFrost also asks, “The Arthropleura was given a turret mode AI attack, will we see more types of Dinos that have this AI?” Survivor, OnePotatoChip asks, “Smoke grenades. Would it be difficult for them to also work on animals? ie. a properly timed smoke grenade to a Giga's face could offer a few precious seconds needed to escape or confuse a pack of Raptors that're hounding you. Also, any chance for cherry grenades for distraction purposes? More ways to interact with AI in general other than 'kill' or 'go around' would be nice. “ Survivor, DomiDarko asks, “With tek tier upcoming will there be anything we have a better/clear underwater vision?” Survivor, Codebreaker asks, “Would you consider, adding a personally owned, personally snap, admin demolish - governance setting. Same with dinos as well. This way if a tribe member up and leaves it can be demolished by an admin without having to wait out the timer. Also protects the tribe against a bad/troll recruits” Survivor, Codebreaker also asks, “Could you add Chitin to the Feeding Trough to feed the Archies” Survivor, Valentine asks, “Can we also have improvements to the players ability to fight? Like sprinting, dodge rolling, blocking, heavy attacks, charging attacks and other such things as well as better animations and character customization? =D I feel like the dinosaurs and new maps have really overshadowed the survivor part of the game!” Survivor, ShiningAmaterasu asks, “Will the ankylo have something like a cripple effect when he its large creatures with its tail maybe not permanent but if an ankylo hits for example a rex it could move slower for a short period of time i dont know maybe 60 seconds or less?” Survivor, Driska asks, “Will it be possible to fish on the pelagornis?” Survivor, JonSwagSnow asks, “Do you plan on adding a Titanosaur trophy head so we can display it as a notorious hunter?” Survivor, Shrekasaurus suggests a huge weapon list: Thoughts? Survivor, GuiterRocker1 asks, “With the addition of the megalosaurus sleep mechanic will we see sleep functions for any other dinos? Maybe a nap feature that could heal dinos faster with a "groggy" feature after that is similar to the "hangover" feature when you consume a beer jar? Would be awesome for herbivores as an alternative to the tasty cakes since they take so long to heal up.” Primal Survival Questions: We’re running through them with that project’s development team (Instinct Games) and will have an info drop on it next week! ARK: Evolution Event Weekend! To celebrate this festive period, and with the weekend coming early - as does the Evolution Event! From Friday the 2nd of December at 3PM ET until Monday the 5th of December at 12PM ET the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! Sandboxr 20% Off! Sandboxr is offering ARK figures at 20% off until December 24th (with the code LOOTCRATE) and free global shipping until December 12th! Make sure to pick one up during this great sale period! 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! The winner for this weeks contest is... Lake Islands by KishK0! If you'd like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings! PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161201162758 PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=943;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=3.898665;Mountains Frequency=4.617451;Mountains Slope=2.195431;MountainsHeight=0.915787;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.122782;RWBiomeSize=0.222367;MountainBiomeStart=-0.552533;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.727392;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 Congratulations to our winner! Looking forward to the next set! We'll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediately - so get generating! And to learn more about PGMs and on how to get started, check out this guide here: 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! Winners! GravesAJ - Didn't See It Coming Wolf Angelus - Ancient Times Runner Ups! Kovko - Homewrecker Wolf Angelus - Taming 101 GravesAJ - Water Gliding Honourable Mentions! GravesAJ - Are we there yet EXFIB0 - Looks good from up here EXFIB0 - First Ride EXFIB0 - Night Rider GravesAJ - Can You See Me Now GravesAJ - Escape GravesAJ - Freedom KISHK0 - Close Call KISHK0 - Fighting off the Onycs KISHK0 - Flames KISHK0 - Triple Team Kovko - Hunter Kovko - Old Fiends Kovko - One Last Hug Kovko - Stonescape NakedZombo - Crystal Mysteries Wolf Angelus - Enchanted Wolf Angelus - Hot Wolf Angelus - Icy Wonderland Wolf Angelus - Unexplainable Life Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! KISHK0 - Cave Lake NakedZombo - Hidden Treasures Runner Ups! KISHK0 - Redwood Bliss KISHK0 - The Center KISHK0 - The Prize Room Wolf Angelus - Another World Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Adventure is my second name EXFIB0 - Crystals KISHK0 - A Paradise KISHK0 - An Oasis KISHK0 - Cave Landscape KISHK0 - Redwood KISHK0 - River Wolf Angelus - Lava Cavern Wolf Angelus - Pride Rock Freeform! Winners! Kovko - Just wyvern jokes... Wolf Angelus - Land Before Time [All Kid Dino's] Wolf Angelus - Land Before Time [Family Photo] Honourable Mentions! GravesAJ - Welcome to Poop Towers! Congratulations everyone! Great entries 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 74 is… Jurassic Ark by Valoule! 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 74 is... ARK WTF? NEW CAVES ARE OVERPOWERED! (Ark: Survival Evolved) 252 by ThickFreedom Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here: Fan Feature! ALL NEW AND UPDATED CAVES IN 4K, EPIC GRAPHICS [Showcase / Cinematic] - ARK: Survival Evolved by KISHKO MANIC MEGALOSAURUS - ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions ALL ARK: Level Up / Cuddle Animations! Survival Evolved | The Island & Scorched Earth v252.4 by ShipWrekt KLEPTOMANIA - ARK Skits by Lame Wolf Productions ARK - Mythbusters ep.10 - Doedicurus roll; Ballistas Underwater; Etc. by EXFIB0 ARK MYTHBUSTERS Ep.11 - Rock Elementals vs Turrets, Focal Chilli + Battle Tartare Stacking and more! by KISHKO PACHYRHINOSAURUS MAGIC DINO!!! How to tame/Everything you need to know! Ark: Survival Evolved 252 by ThickFreedom Ark Building Tutorial :: The Log Cabin :: How To Build A Canadian Cabin In Ark by UniteTheClans Building the Rambler Hut :: Scorched Earth :: Molten Iron Ep 33 by Arahli The Geek HIDDEN LOOT BUNKER BASE (HOW NOT TO BE A NOOB!)- ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED by H.O.D GAMING Ark Glowing Lighthouse!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 4 by RYANT1UM MEGALOSAURUS | ARK Survival Evolved by GamerPerfection MOSCHOPS DEADLIEST KILLER? How to tame/Everything you need to know! Ark: Survival Evolved 252 by ThickFreedom Anyone want some grilled sausages? by Cela Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=806821660 Tapejara Imperator Doodles by Violet Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=808091280 Sea Camo Diplocaulus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=810149783 Fire Salamander Diplocaulus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=810193049 Pokemon Quagsire Diplocaulus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=810149783 Ceratosaurus WIP by milokamilo Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=808769132 I'm so fashionable! by Morgengrau Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=810249511 That's it for this week's Crunch, we're hoping to post a Digest a little later this weekend, so stay tuned for that! Thanks guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jen, Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  8. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest! PlayStation Launch! Earlier this week ARK launched on the PlayStation platform, we've had a lot of members join our large tribe. We'd like to wish you a warm welcome to the community, the game, and hope you guys are having a blast! We've had a lot to say about PS4 so far, as well as the game which you can read more about here: Similarly to Xbox and PC, PlayStation users can expect frequent patches to improve the state of the game and add additional content. Earlier today we were able to roll out our first update for the console! Which will be fixing some issues that had become apparent during the initial release, such as uncooperative invites, glitchy fonts, improvements to CrossARK display filtering, and it’ll also resolve general crashes. This patch will also introduce the game mode Primitive+ to European players, and adds a native 1080p mode for PlayStation 4 Pro users! Following that, we have an extra patch being cooked up this month for consoles! This Winter we will be releasing a very large update that will contain Procedurally Generated Maps for both Consoles, as well as all PC Content through version 252 - which means four additional friends will be joining the ARK on console! Players can also expect a significant increase in server and client performance due to brand new Physx libraries. We want to reiterate that we are fully committed to the development of ARK Survival Evolved across all platforms and you guys have a lot to look forward to! To keep up to date with the current Patch Notes, as well as the ones going forward - you'll want to keep an eye on this thread: ARK Digest 44 This Digest is going to be a little different as there isn’t a Q&A. We’re going to go back to our roots and provide you with a larger update on some of the other projects that the teams have been working on, and the direction they're headed in. First of all, this week has been a pretty huge milestone for us as we were able to successfully release ARK: Survival Evolved on the PlayStation platform! We’ve had a lot of buzz all over and are pleased to hear how well it has been taken by the PlayStation community. Now that all regions have had some time to get their feet wet, we’d like to announce a special contest on the PlayStation version of the game! PlayStation - Trophy Hunting! The first survivor to successfully defeat all 4 Bosses (The Broodmother, The Megapithecus, The Dragon, and The Manticore) and place their Trophies side by side will be awarded $2,000. This must take place on an Official PvP Server and players must provide media evidence when they successfully completed the task. This can be done via screenshots or a video showing the trophies, as well as hitting the pause screen to display which Official PvP Server this is on. The first (will be judged on time-stamps and also verified in game) person to tweet at @survivetheark with the images or video, including the #ARKTrophy, showing the proof of kills will win the prize. This contest will be ongoing until there is a winner. Make sure you’re following @survivetheark so we can reach out to you! The next topic we’d like to discuss is very dear to us and a number of you in the community. ARK: Survival of the Fittest Update ARK: Survival of the Fittest initially started as the original Total Conversion for ARK: Survival Evolved. It’s a game mode which puts places in a battle arena where they fight to the death. Since it’s inception in August 2015, it has undergone a lot of changes. As of today, we want to officially announce the hiatus of ARK: Survival of the Fittest. This means that there will be a halt in active development for the game mode whilst we consider our options for the game’s long-term direction. This also means that Survivor League will no longer run, for now. Please keep in mind that this may not be permanent, and there is active discussion surrounding the game mode’s future, including the possibility of a console port and development continuing, but for now we wanted to inform you that we would not be working on it plus no longer supporting it through competitive tournaments. The Official servers will remain online for the time being. We understand that this may come as a disappointment to a number of you, Survival of the Fittest was a project we do love, but unfortunately, for now, it’s just not possible for us to scale up work on the title while also providing the necessary attention to ARK: Survival Evolved. However, we would like to give it a proper send-off: this winter we will be hosting two special matches to celebrate the game mode, as well as all who played it. On Saturday the 17th of December at 11AM EST we would like to cordially invite the best SotF players to take part in an “All-Stars” 4-player-tribe game. The players will be invited based on their previous placements and accolades in Survivor League. This will be a standard 4-player match with the same settings as the October League, except the match timer will be scaled for 1.5 hours. All participants will be provided with a 20$ Steam Gift card, and the winning tribe will each receive a bonus 100$ Steam Gift card for their success! Following that match, we would like to host a final ~200-player Naughty vs Nice (to take place on The Island SotF Map) where the winning tribe’s players will receive a 50$ Steam Gift card (all hundred of them!). In January, we will also release the Scorched Earth SotF source to the Survival of the Fittest Development Kit. The map environment itself is complete, however enterprising modders would need to add the dino-spawns, as well as make any other changes that they themselves deem necessary. We will also ensure all Survivors who have won over 200 SotF games in a set competitive game mode receive their Bionic Giga skin in ARK: Survival Evolved v253. Sorry, it took so long - we’re still waiting for our functionality from Valve but have managed to create our own workaround! We’ll keep you informed should plans on SotF change next year, as we are still sourcing potential ways to give the game a substantial development outlook. Primal Survival Update! The good news is that Primal Survival is still in active development by our partner studio, Instinct Games: however it is being delayed until later February 2017. Recently Instinct has been involved in a lot of major technical work on ARK: Survival Evolved. This has resulted in Primal Survival’s progress being slowed down, however, the improvements that we gain from Instinct’s work is beneficial to all game modes, including Primal Survival. You’ll get a substantial preview of things to come with it early next month! That pretty much covers what we wanted to talk about for now - but worry not as there are great things on the horizon as well. We’re making solid headway with Player Dedicated Servers on consoles with the possibility of crossplay coming to ARK very soon including PS4, PC, and Xbox One (to quickly answer one burning question: this will be a separate “console compatible” mode on the PC version)! We have quite a few patches cooking up for you guys this winter season, for all platforms - so you guys will all get to enjoy something new. Whether it’s the first phase of TEK Tier; the infinite possibilities with Procedurally Generated Maps, new creatures with some innovative and surprising abilities; And of course, Raptor Claus himself - there will be something for everyone this Christmas! ARK: Evolution Event Weekend! To celebrate welcome PlayStation 4 Survivors and the opening of the PS4 Official Survivors, Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk! Starting from Tuesday the 6th of December at 12PM EST (yes it's live!!) until Monday the 12th at 12PM EST all Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Sandboxr Sale! Sandboxr is offering ARK figures at 20% off until December 24th (with the code LOOTCRATE) and free global shipping until December 12th! Make sure to pick one up during this great sale period! 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... Safari with their entry Jagged Peaks! You can check out a larger album here: http://imgur.com/a/WZx7e PG ARK Settings: PGMapName=Jagged Peaks PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=8623096;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.0;Mountains Frequency=12.0;Mountains Slope=1.9;MountainsHeight=3;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=4.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.2;ErosionSteps=8;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.1;DepositionStrength=0.1;ErosionStrength=0.2;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.2;RWBiomeSize=0.1;MountainBiomeStart=-0.55;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.3;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.004;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.6;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.2;ShoreTreeDensity=0.25;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.05;ShorelineThickness=0.006;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.7f,Y=0.7f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 and here's what they had to say about the map: Congratulations Safari! We hope the rest of you enjoy the map and we're looking forward to the entries next week. Soon Consoles will get the glory of PGMs and will be able to try out some of these maps and hopefully share what you've cooked up too! If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: ...and this great explanation video from Thick Freedom! 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! Winners! BlueDragon - My Precious GravesAJ - A Link to the Sky Wolf Angelus - Escape GravesAJ - Instant Regret! BlueDragon - Parenthood Runner Up! BlueDragon - Fight to the Death FataL1ty - Purple Nightmare FataL1ty - Winged Fury KISHK0 - Chase NakedZombo - The Unknown Honourable Mentions! GamerPerfection - The Dodos of ARK Welcome the PS4 Community KISHK0 - Devouring The Moon KISHK0 - King In The North Kovko - Golden Sunset Kovko - On The Hunt L0rdDrag0n - A New Beginning L0rdDrag0n - Don't Flinch NakedZombo - Crystal & Shrooms GravesAJ - Dangerous Waters GravesAJ - The Edge of the World KISHK0 - A Happy Beginning EXFIB0 - Taunting FataL1ty - Flying High FataL1ty - Hunting Larger Game FataL1ty - Holy Wolf Angelus - Underground World NakedZombo - Mystery Cave Wolf Angelus - Smoldering Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! EXFIB0 - Ice River KISHK0 - The Crystal Cave Wolf Angelus - Redwood Oasis Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Sky City NakedZombo - Nope! KISHK0 - Mysterious Adventures KISHK0 - Cave Flora EXFIB0 - Morning View EXFIB0 - Redwood Waterfall EXFIB0 - Ice City KISHK0 - The Bridge Freeform! Winners! Wolf Angelus - Ice Age! Morgengrau - The silent Master of the Mountain Runner Up! Kovko - Excuse me kind sir Honourable Mentions! FataL1ty - Aww Yiss GravesAJ - Clever Girl Kovko - Poor Dylan 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 75 is... Congratulations to Timmy Carbine! and we'd also like to give a shoutout to our runner up! 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 75 is… Tess for their TwitchRP Homestead! Seriously, this is a super impressive build and we could probably fill the entire Crunch with their images, so definitely check out the album to see the rest of it, thanks for the entry Tess! We'd also like to give huge congratulations to our runner ups SWChris for The Stacks cave build! and finally Virgil 87 for their Winter Wonderland! (You should use the screen sharing system on console next time ) and for more pictures of his Christmas build, check out their twitter! Massive shout-out to everyone who entered! Your submissions continue to impress . Hoping to see some new entries now that we've got some new friends joining us! If you'd like to see all the submissions for the contests, you can check them out here: Fan Feature! ARK on PS4 PRO - EP 1 - HOW TO LEVEL FAST AND EARLY SURVIVAL TIPS!! by JayEx23 ARK Survival Evolved PS4 Tutorial - How to Make a Private Server / Dedicated Server! (PS4 PRO) by StarSnipe ARK Survival Evolved PS4 Servers Explained by JadePlaysGames MYSTIC POOP! - MODDED ARK: Mystic Academy E1 by Sl1pg8r ARK Base Locations on The Island by KishK0 ARK Mythbusters EP 12 by EXFIB0 ARK Mythbusters EP 13 by KishK0 Which Flyer is the best for PvP by EXFIB0 TROODON FIRST LOOK by Naked Zombo (Not Official Setup) THERIZINO FIRST LOOK by Naked Zombo (Not Official Setup) Little Terrors! - Pooptopia by Kortniechan Gaming How to protect your generator and cables, turret placement guide and building tips & ideas by Yocimir ARK Pirate Ship build by RYANT1UM The Giant Squid - ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions! ARK Dev kit modding how to create new dinos by jordanisgreat 505 ARK: Extinction Imminent™ RL Edition *Coming Early 2018* by ФFallenSpartanФ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=814488298 REAL ACTION SURVIVOR by Mac Creene Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=813357350 Stegoceratops. by jordanisgreat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=814740548 Raiden's Armor by Frozen Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=813189612 The Raptor Beneath the Night Sky by GoldHeart Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=814249048 Auravelocis Summanatus (Zephyr) by kazmanian45 Hypermenoptera(Hornet) by kazmanian45 Manis Titantea (Pangolin) by kazmanian45 Tarragonia Draculunis (Tarragon) by kazmanian45 Dermigneous Garchaeropile (Gargoyle) by kazmanian45 That's it for this week! Thank you, everyone! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jat, Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  9. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! PC Gamer TEK Tier Reveal! In case you missed it, check out this early review of our upcoming TEK Tier system from PCGamer by clicking the link below! ARK: TEK Tier Reveal For a complete preview of what's coming next, be sure to check out the December issue of PC Gamer! Extra Life! We at Studio Wildcard are incredibly excited and gracious to our community for joining us during our Extra Life livestream on Twitch and for donating to our campaign. Over the course of 35 hours, the Extra Life Tribe was able to raise more than we did last year! Over $25,000 was raised to help sick kids through Extra Life and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Every ARK Survivor should be very proud, congratulations! The event was hosted in our Seattle Office by Forest Rapczak and Twitch streamer X3BelleX3 aka Belle who were joined by many members of the development team in person or over the phone. Many community members and Twitch streamers were also present to hang out and play games with the dev team on our ARK servers. Thanks for everyone that joined in! Thanks to our generous community we were able to reach the list of Top Fundraisers! There was tons of fun to be had. There were many games played including "Narcoberry Eating Contest", "The Birthday Game", "Wild West Nerf Gun Duel", "Flip Cup", "Pin The Tail On The Dino", as well as in-ARK games like ARK Pictionary, The Building Game, Hangman, Tribe Wars, and of course, Survival of the Fittest. Alongside these games was plenty of reveals from the ARK development team. We showed off upcoming creatures, new caves, new Survival of the Fittest Scorched Earth map, Primitive Plus upcoming features, and the grand reveal: ARK on Playstation 4 (coming soon in December). If you didn’t tune into the marathon but want to take a look back on what happened, you can watch the entire VOD or specific highlighted moments on our Twitch channel: Extra Life Stream Extra Life Highlights It’s still not too late to offer some support for Extra Life! If you’d like to donate to the cause, just click here and follow the steps! Thank you everyone for tuning into the stream and for all the support you’ve shown so far! We truly appreciate it and we’re so grateful for having such a caring community! #FORTHEKEEEDZZ ARK: Turkey Trial! The ARK: Turkey Trial 2 event begins soon! Survivors will be given the opportunity to participate in the turkey-hunt of their lives. ARK: Turkey Trial 2 will throw survivors into a large-scale scavenger hunt and allow them to carve up the rare “Super-Turkeys” unleashed across the ARK! By harvesting sufficient Super Turkey Wishbones from these bloodthirsty, genetically-modified creatures, players can craft their very own stylish "Chieftain" Hat, or choose to summon the devastating DodoRex creature to do their bidding for a limited period of time. Brand new to this years event, you will also be able to earn custom event-themed Emotes! The event will be on all Official maps: Scorched Earth, The Center, and The Island. It all begins November 16th on Xbox and November 23rd on PC! ARK: SotF - October Survivor League Championship! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest October Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, 19th of November, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! The Survivors who have qualified for the event are listed here: The championship games will be shoutcasted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious! Hope we have an awesome Championship and get to see some great games! Evolution Event Weekend! Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! The event will end at 12PM EDT on Monday the 14th of November. 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! It's a tie! Rocky Lands by KishK0! and if you'd like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings! PGMapName=ProceduralARK201619999999 PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=365;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=1.012074;Mountains Frequency=12.88525;Mountains Slope=0.978277;MountainsHeight=0.847633;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.2;JungleGrassDensity=0.04;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.365831;RWBiomeSize=0.179932;MountainBiomeStart=-0.509294;MountainsTreeDensity=0.03;JungleBiomeStart=-0.628567;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.2;MountainGrassDensity=0.07;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.02;TreeDensity=0.008;JungleTreeDensity=0.8;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.2;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.12;ShoreTreeDensity=0.04;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.003;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) and our second winner... Spino's Land by EXFIB0! And the seed if you'd like to run this map: PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161111190405 PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=745;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=6.171719;Mountains Frequency=15.056612;Mountains Slope=1.63423;MountainsHeight=0.924892;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.258437;RWBiomeSize=0.147708;MountainBiomeStart=-0.641244;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.553406;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 Congratulations to our winners! Looking forward to the next set! We'll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediately - so get generating! And to learn more about PGMs and on how to get started, check out this guide here: 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! Winners! Soulyouth - Hostile EXFIB0 - The Volcano Soulyouth - Evolved Soulyouth - Soar! Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Dodowyvern vs Manticore EXFIB0 - Face to Face EXFIB0 - The Cave EXFIB0 - We Fight Back KISHK0 - Barrel Roll KISHK0 - Dragon vs Gorilla KISHK0 - Gorilla KISHK0 - Mirror Fight Soulyouth - Beat Down! Soulyouth - Bionic Soulyouth - Don't Blink Soulyouth - Kimberly's Dinozord Steven Bongers - Center Wolf Angelus - Thousand Peaks Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! Soulyouth - Homecoming Soulyouth - Escape Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Manticore EXFIB0 - Skeletal Wyvern KISHK0 - King Of The Island KISHK0 - Lake Paradise Soulyouth - Air 2 Air Freeform! Winner! Soulyouth - Dino Riders Honourable Mention! KISHK0 - Hunting Diplos Community Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 71 is… a tie! Floating base under rock arch (PvE official server) by Sitharias! Be sure to check out more screenshots of this impressive build here: http://imgur.com/a/PTAhj ... and Ark Pinball by Valoule! Be sure to check out more screenshots of this impressive build here: https://imgur.com/a/4aFFC 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 71 is... The Oldest World in 4K - ARK Workshop Map Showcase [Cinematic] by KISHKO! This beautiful 4k video takes us on a tour of the map "The Oldest World" created by Tjoepapke. Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here: Fan Feature! ARK - PvP Highlights From Official Server 200 [6 Minutes Of Killing People] by Yocimir ARK: Survival Evolved PvP Compilation [Official Server 200] by EXFIB0 MODDED ARK: Survival Evolved (Center Map) Hayesville!!!!!!! by StoneyDragon RUNNING DRY - ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions HOW TO SUMMON A DEMON! - Ark: Survival Evolved (Ark: Fear Evolved) by ThickFreedom ATTACK OF THE ACHATINA! - ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions CAN YOU SOLVE THIS? TERRIFYING GIANT MAZE EVENT - Ark: Survival Evolved (Ark: Fear Evolved) by ThickFreedom ARK - LADRONES DE GUANTE BLANCO - RAIDEO EPIC - Scorched Earth #38 by NexxuzWorld BGZ - ARK Scotched Earth EP#37 อัลฟาไจเเกนผู้สยบเทพ Alpha giganotosaurus by Bon Gamerz DANS LA PEAU D'UN DINOSAURE ! | ARK: Survival Evolved ! by Furious Jumper EL NIDO DE DRAGONES! Ark Survival SE en Español by Jaidefinichon GOTH Ark: Survival Evolved -Terrible Revenge by Neebs Gaming sam vs rex armor in ark tek tier by dinosaurman4 Raptor by Peep Me When Pachyrhinosaurus Comes Out by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795795145 Bye Dodo Wyvern! by Mr. Jurassic Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=794650393 Ark : Pootis Evolved by Cobra(Finals) Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795867762 What is it, mum? by Morgengrau Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795653500 Reindeer with Tree by AmeliaRose Dermigneous Garchaeropile (Gargoyle) by kazmanian45 Fasolasuchus Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=796608926 Giant Chameleon Dossier (fanmade) by [SORNA] Spookyskull Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795288405 Hippogriff Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=796323285 That's it for this week's Crunch, thanks for tuning in guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  10. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! ARK: Evolution Event Weekend! To celebrate this festive period, and with the weekend coming early - as does the Evolution Event! From Thursday the 24th of November at 12PM ET until Monday the 28th of November at 12PM ET the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! Steam Autumn Sale & Xbox One Black Friday Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved and ARK: Scorched Earth on Steam! Sandboxr 20% Off! Sandboxr is offering ARK figures at 20% off until December 24th (with the code LOOTCRATE) and free global shipping until December 12th! Make sure to pick one up during this great sale period! CrossARK Trading, Breeding and Strategizing forums! With our recent announcement regarding CrossARK Transfers; We've now opened up some new forums for players to be able to trade items, offer services such as painting, breeding and strategize with one another! Take a gander as there may be something that'll pique your interest PC https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/forum/10116-cross-ark-item-trading-dino-breeding/ https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/forum/10118-cross-ark-strategizing/ Xbox https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/forum/10120-cross-ark-item-trading-dino-breeding/ https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/forum/10122-cross-ark-strategizing/ ARK: SotF - October Survivor League Championship! Last weekend we held our latest Survivor League Championship Matches! The best survivors went head to head in 4! epic matches for a chance at $65,000 and their spot in October Survivor League! If you missed the games, you can check them out here: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark/v/102051185 https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark/v/102113377 Congratulations to the winners, who can be found on our updated Survivor League page soon, listing their placing as well as how much of the prize pool they’ve walked away with! 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! The winner for this weeks contest is... Swinter Swonderland by FataL1ty! You can see more screenshots of this PGM here: http://imgur.com/a/v6cJf If you'd like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings! PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161122132830 PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=999;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.0;Mountains Frequency=12.0;Mountains Slope=1.8;MountainsHeight=1.25;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.3;RWBiomeSize=0.075;MountainBiomeStart=-0.55;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;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) PGFavorites=UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED; PGLastUsedSettings_v2=MapSeed=999;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.0;Mountains Frequency=12.0;Mountains Slope=1.8;MountainsHeight=1.25;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.3;RWBiomeSize=0.075;MountainBiomeStart=-0.55;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;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) Congratulations to our winner! Looking forward to the next set! We'll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediately - so get generating! And to learn more about PGMs and on how to get started, check out this guide here: 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! Winners! GamerPerfection - HUSH LITTLE BABY Seggzy's - Spelunking EXFIB0 - Poison Attack Runners Up! FataL1ty - A Dream of Spring KISHK0 - Parachuting down the Cave Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Night Lerker EXFIB0 - The Cave GamerPerfection - BIG BROTHER WATCHING OVER LITTLE SISTER KISHK0 - Secrets of the ARK Kovko - Don't jump in the pool! Kovko - Riverside Landscape Naked Zombo - Chitin Heaven! Wolf Angelus - Prehistoric Preservation Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! KISHK0 - A Ray of Sunlight Runners Up! FataL1ty - Day Swim with Megas NakedZombo - Ragnorak Jungle Honourable Mentions! FataL1ty - Swinter Swonderland KISHK0 - Artifact KISHK0 - Bitter Cave KISHK0 - Lava Cave Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Land Before Time [Cute Style] Runner Up! Morgengrau - Who's a good boy Honourable Mentions! NakedZombo - Burn Baby Burn! Domino - Ascendant EXFIB0 - The Letdown [Freeform] FataL1ty - How far? Community Contests! 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! In honour of Turkey Trial we decide to pick some Thanksgiving themed entries this week. The ARKitect for Community Crunch 73 is… Ark Turkey Restaurant!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 6 by RYANT1UM! 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 73 is... ARK THANKSGIVING DINNER by ranger1presents Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here: Fan Feature! SLENDER MAN SPOTTED IN ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED! INSANE REACTIONS! (Ark: Survival Evolved) by ThickFreedom ARK: Survival Evolved PvP Vault Base Build ft. Undestroyable Generator; Hidden cables; Ect. by EXFIB0 ARK BESTIARY - ALLOSAURUS: FLESH GRAZER by VIRTUAL REALMS ARK PROBLEMS - Lame Skits by Lame Wolf Productions Pimp My Dino 2.0 Work In Progress by Munch Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=803818322 Pimp My Dino 2.0 Work In Progress by Munch Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=804337543 Seal with Ball by FataL1ty See the full imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/xqRat The Obsidian Keep by TheBodyFarmer Fanmade Dossier: ARKCHA by Njiko Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=803107301 Estemmenosuchus Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=802355015 Manis Titantea (Pangolin) by kazmanian45 Tarragonia Draculunis (Tarragon) by kazmanian45 Dermigneous Garchaeropile (Gargoyle) by kazmanian45 Rex atmosphere by [REDD] Marvzz Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=805058555 That's it for this week's Crunch, we're hoping to post a Digest a little later this weekend, so stay tuned for that! Thanks guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jen, Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  11. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Evolution Event Weekend: CrossARK Transfers! Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! The event will end at 12PM EDT on Monday the 21st of November. We also announced a very important change coming to the Official ARK PC Network, as of this update and soon to come to Xbox. Here's a little snippet from the announcement... We recommend that Survivors read the full announce from Jat as there was a lot of valuable information provided, and your feedback will be highly valued through this process! PACH 252 The big one is coming up! It'll introduce 4 New Dinos: Achatina, Megalosaurus, Moschops, and of course the Pachyrhinosaurus! We're also planning on introducing our newly redesigned caves for The Island, that have undergone a huge redesign, both from a visual and gameplay point of view. With this update, of course, it will mean that ALL Cave structures on The Island will be wiped due to the changes being made, so if you're in a Cave on The Island - you might want to consider relocation! Keep in mind this is just the first part of the cave update, and we'll be introducing more work done to the underwater caves, and Tek Cave! Xbox One Black Friday Sale! ARK: Turkey Trial! The ARK: Turkey Trial 2 event begins soon on PC! Survivors will be given the opportunity to participate in the turkey-hunt of their lives. ARK: Turkey Trial 2 will throw survivors into a large-scale scavenger hunt and allow them to carve up the rare “Super-Turkeys” unleashed across the ARK! By harvesting sufficient Super Turkey Wishbones from these bloodthirsty, genetically-modified creatures, players can craft their very own stylish "Chieftain" Hat, or choose to summon the devastating DodoRex creature to do their bidding for a limited period of time. Brand new to this year's event, you will also be able to earn custom event-themed Emotes! The event will be on all Official maps: Scorched Earth, The Center, and The Island. It all begins November 23rd! ARK: SotF - October Survivor League Championship! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest October Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, 19th of November, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! The Survivors who have qualified for the event are listed here: The championship games will be shout casted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious! Hope we have an awesome Championship and get to see some great games! 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! The winner for this weeks contest is... The Great Divide by Wolf Angelus! If you'd like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings! PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161114033703 PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=10;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=2.5;Mountains Frequency=6.5;Mountains Slope=2.25;MountainsHeight=1.7;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.3;RWBiomeSize=0.10;MountainBiomeStart=-0.5;MountainsTreeDensity=0.1;JungleBiomeStart=-0.6;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.01;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.06;TreeDensity=0.005;JungleTreeDensity=0.5;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.09;SnowTreeDensity=1.1;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.09;ShoreTreeDensity=0.25;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.03;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.008;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;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) Congratulations to our winner! Looking forward to the next set! We'll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediately - so get generating! And to learn more about PGMs and on how to get started, check out this guide here: 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! Winners! EXFIB0 - The Purifier! Runner Ups! Wolf Angelus - Camping in der Natur FataL1ty - The Watcher on the Wall NakedZombo - Edgy Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Tek Tier vs The Beasts! KISHK0 - Airborne Battle [8x] EXFIB0 - Tek Tier Meets Lightning FataL1ty - Shadows of Midnight Wolf Angelus - Zauberwald FataL1ty - Silent Watcher KISHK0 - Gone Fishing [8x] Wolf Angelus - Hotter Than a Dragon KISHK0 - King Of The Desert [8x] Wolf Angelus - Sommernachts Traum KISHK0 - Wyvern Battle [8x] Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! KISHK0 - The Whole of Scorched Earth [360 Stereo] KISHK0 - Guardian of The Obelisk [360 Stereo] NakedZombo - Another World Runner Up! FataL1ty - Paradise Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Fire Wyvern FataL1ty - Caught in a Storm KISHK0 - Desert [360 Stereo] Wolf Angelus - Tanzen im Wald (360 Stereo) KISHK0 - A Unique Perspective [360 Stereo] KISHK0 - Polar Opposited [360 Stereo] KISHK0 - The Crystal Throne [360 Stereo] Freeform! Winner! Seggzy - Thanksgiving Dinner Honourable Mentions! A Jolly Walrus - The Flaming Depths Soulyouth - Scorched Earth Killer Wolf Angelus - Bambi in ARK! Community Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 72 is… Scorched Earth Main Base Showcase - ARK: Advanced Building - Molten Iron Server PVE Survival by Monkeypuzzle! 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 72 is... TEK TIER CLASSISM by LAME WOLF! Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here: Fan Feature! DEVS BTFO! Make better maps yourself! Procedurally Generated ARKs Tutorial (Ark: Survival Evolved) by ThickFreedom ARK - Mythbusters ep.8 - Shield vs Bola, Homing Rockets, Etc. by EXFIB0 PGM Battlegrounds by GamerPerfection How To Counter Flyers With a Grappling hook by KishK0 The Greatest Escape - ARK: Survival Evolved PvP Montage [Official Server 200] by EXFIB0 Light of Adall by Chaos and StoneyDragon Utahraptor by Grey Wolf Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=799052118 The soul at the skies. by tianat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=801777517 Forest Camo Morellatops by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=800919543 Desert Camo Morellatops by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=800364485 Festive Camel Morellatops by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=800029043 The krusty Ark by Valoule Ark Birthday Party by hood428 Source: https://imgur.com/gallery/8Ox3a The Volcano Map by sx Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=797347341 The volcano by Ark-France.fr Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=801465523 Thanksgiving Dinner by Seggzy Introducing the Lyrebird! [Fanmade] by Tamboob Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=802090704 Goliath Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=797902059 PrimitivePlus Developer Blog Hey fellow survivors! I’m here to talk about a few of the things going on in the lab but since I know pictures are worth a thousand words - it will be mostly pictures! I’ve been working on fixing the remaining issues that are currently in Primitive Plus, including snap points. The focus hasn’t been on making new content, but polishing what already exists. When I started creating Primitive Plus, I didn't know much about game design or modelling. Because of that, a lot of the things I originally design didn’t mesh well with what currently exists in the game. Structures are a prime example of this. When I designed them, I didn’t take into account the dimensions of the current structures for things like wall sizes, and window and door positions. While the focus isn’t on adding new content, there are times when fixing a bug necessitates adding new content. A lot of what I’ve been working on recently requires new /meshes. I’m currently testing to see what impact this will have on existing structures. Here’s an example of what you can expect to see for the structures in the next patch. As we get closer to seeing some of the end-game content, like TEK tier, I have been getting a lot of questions on what end-game content looks like for Primitive Plus. I’ve been putting a lot of thought into this while also waiting to see what content is added to the main game. We don’t need another Adobe structure confusion Please note that the list below is not final and there will be additions and potentially removals of what’s listed. Keep your ideas coming! Trebuchets Battering rams, Alchemy (potions) Recurve bows Tomahawks Different ammunition types for catapults/turrets Boats/Ships Additional Armor With that said, I’m going to get back to the lab and leave you with some content that could be nearing you soon! I don’t have an ETA for the patch just yet, but we’ll be going into QA next week to test the new patch. Following the next patch, we’ll be bug-free and aiming at new content! Until next time guys - Ced That's it for this week's Crunch, thanks for tuning in guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jen, Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  12. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch! ARK: Procedurally Generated Maps! There's a lot you can do with this system currently, and throughout development, it's going to get even better. We'll be adding additional biomes, making optimizations, creature spawns, and much much more. A lot of players have already shown a lot of interest in PGM and here's a quickstart guide on how you can get setup with your own PGM! PGM & Mods! We've uploaded the latest version of the ARK Dev Kit which will allow enterprising modders to get stuck in and create their own version of procedural generators! Check out our forums over on the Unreal Engine Board to see all the details and get the latest version for yourself! That's not all, as of this week we will be hosting a new contest in our Community Crunch! Players will be able to show off their creations for a chance to win a 100$ Steam Gift card, 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! Submit media content of your procedurally generated map, this 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! After submitting the media content, you'll also need to include the PGM settings used to create the map, you'll be able to find that in your game.ini - head over to the How-To Guide for further instructions on where the settings are stored and what each one does. Finally, give your map a name! Keep it SFW of course And of course, if you are using a special modded Procedural ARK Generator, let us know and share it with us! It's also possible that this contest could have a couple of winners, so looking forward to seeing all the entries and your procedurally generated maps! ARK: Evolution Event! We’re running another! And it’s live, here are all the juicy details; Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! The rates will return back to normal on the 24th of October at 12PM ET. ARK: Official Server Guidelines! In case you missed the announcement, here's a little reminder. Read them and make sure you're following them! ARK: Scorched Earth 25% Off! To celebrate the upcoming release of ARK v248 - Scorched Earth is now on sale for 25% off on Steam! http://store.steampowered.com/app/512540/ Get it while it's hot! 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 a 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 in 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! Winners! EXFIB0 - Fire Wyvern GamerPerfection - Summoning the DodoWyvern Soulyouth - Bugs! Bugs! We've got Bugs! Honourable Mentions! NakedZombo - I've had enough of these clowns NakedZombo - Run! Soulyouth - Free! Victoria - Joshua Tree KISHK0 - Fighting the Beast EXFIB0 - Sacrifice EXFIB0 - Dragon Attack Andrew - Smoking Hot! EXFIB0 - Winner's Glory Soulyouth - Lunch Soulyouth - Technosaurus Soulyouth - Eruption Speikobrarote - A silent moment Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! EXFIB0 - Set Fire To The Sky EXFIB0 - Dragon 360 EXFIB0 - Flames NakedZombo - Enter the Boneyard! Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Dragon 360 2.0 EXFIB0 - Dragon EXFIB0 - The Island KISHK0 - The Beauty of Ragnarok Soulyouth - Ascended Freeform! Winner! Zuus - Allo Shuffle Thank you everyone for your wonderful entries and congratulations to our winners, we'll be in touch! Looking forward to next week entries, hopefully some epic landscape shots with our new PGMs? Community Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 68 is… Maexch3n for Minas Tirith! Epic build buddy! Looks absolutely fantastic, thanks for the entry and congratulations! That's not all though folks, we've got some awesome runner ups! Mama Naco's Royal Galleon StoneyDragon's Stronghold! Valoule's Vivarkium! You can check out his full album here: http://imgur.com/a/caTwn 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 68 is... NakedZombo! Absolutely hilarious entry and congratulations! We've also got a runner up we'd like to congratulate for their fantastic showcase of the new PGM System! Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here: Fan Feature! Ragnarok in 4K by KISHK0 RANGER CHRONICLES #16 - A SLIGHT MISCALCULATION by Virtual Realms The Crate - SoTF Map Trailer by Kai Cent The Daily Grind - ARK Bites by LameWolfProductions ARK Mythbusters Episode 4 by EXFIB0 Rewind Forward - The Raptor Kitchen Scene Rewind Forward - Clever Girl All Hollows ARK by Connisaur Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=783405279 SpookiSushi's Raptor & Survivor Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=782962937 ARK Oil Painting by odinmay Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=778810670 Castle by Kelly Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=782372050 Deckard's Builds Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=782409038 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=784336780 Fanmade Dossier: Archelon by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=784065342 Fanmade Dossier: Wraith by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=783276185 Fanmade Dossier: Yangchuanosaurus Xiaolongi by Shadlos and Dilophoraptor! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=784327834 Mod Spotlight: Ragnarok! Ced: Welcome to another Mod Spotlight! I'm here with the creators of the new map Ragnarok! It's been getting a lot of traction in the workshop, and I thought I'd take some time and talk with the people responsible. So, does more than one person work on this map. And if so, how do you divide the workload? Ced: Divide and conquer, I like it! So how about we start with an introduction to the team members! Who's all involved and what experience do they have with UE4 or game development in general? Ced:Wow that sounds like a pretty stacked team! I am familiar with JacksonL's work on Umassoura. So what brought the team together? Was the original concept for the map a collaborative effort? Ced: Salmon migration??! Sounds like you guys put a lot of thought into the map! So tell me what that's like with a larger team. How did the creative process get started? Did you have a rough sketch or idea of how you wanted the island to be sculpted? Did you use any references? Ced:Well from what I've seen it definitely shows it was some forethought going into the map. Some of the level designers in the office were really impressed with the landscape and use of the existing ARK assets. Do you have any cool things planned like the salmon migration? Maybe some caves? Ced: I think that alone is enough to get people excited! So obviously this is a hobby for the team right now. Is anyone actually pursuing or interested in pursuing a career in game development? Ced: I'd have to agree, I made the jump about a year back and haven't looked back. Map making is a lot different than making a standard mod. Any general tips you'd like to give to aspiring map makers? Ced: Needless to say, I'm genuinely looking forward to what's coming in this map. It has a lot of character already! I'll do a follow-up with the team as it gets closer to completion. Thanks for taking the time out to chat with me. Any parting words for the Ragnarok community? That's it for this week's Crunch, thanks for tuning in guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Until next time... Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  13. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Extra Life! Save the date! Saturday, 5th of November 2016 at 09:00 AM PST we'll be beginning a 24-hour stream on www.twitch.tv/survivetheark to raise as much money as possible for Extra Life and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! Last year the ARK Community raised an outstanding $23,500 and this year we're hoping together we'll be able to beat that target! The stream will be hosted by the lovely Forest Rapczak and x3Bellex3! They'll be doing a live Q&A, Giveaways, ARK Games, as well as hanging out with some of the other developers, content creators, sneak peek to upcoming content and much more! If you'd like to get involved in the fundraising and join our Extra Life Tribe - don't hesitate to get in touch, otherwise, tune in this weekend and help us save as many kids as we can! You can support the cause by visiting this page or hang out during our marathon and show some encouragement! Every little bit counts and it goes to a great cause. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Extra Life and Studio Wildcard greatly appreciate any support you can provide. 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! It's a tie! EXFIB0's PGM: Frozen Island! and if you'd like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings! PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161102234724 PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=197;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.017678;Mountains Frequency=7.714499;Mountains Slope=0.805139;MountainsHeight=1.162609;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.286254;RWBiomeSize=0.23151;MountainBiomeStart=-0.699657;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.607131;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 and our second winner... KishK0's PGM! And the seed if you'd like to run this map: PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161102231111 PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=586;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=1.614691;Mountains Frequency=3.956023;Mountains Slope=0.866054;MountainsHeight=1.052938;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.2;JungleGrassDensity=0.04;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.420002;RWBiomeSize=0.199517;MountainBiomeStart=-0.729565;MountainsTreeDensity=0.03;JungleBiomeStart=-0.599916;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.2;MountainGrassDensity=0.07;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.02;TreeDensity=0.008;JungleTreeDensity=0.8;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.2;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.12;ShoreTreeDensity=0.04;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.003;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) Congratulations to our winners! Looking forward to the next set! We'll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediately - so get generating! And to learn more about PGMs and on how to get started, check out this guide here: Evolution Event Weekend! Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! The event will end at 12PM EDT on Monday the 7th of November. 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 a 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 in 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! Winners! EXFIB0 - The Bad and The Ugly Meshky - Hive Mind Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - An Unusual Battle EXFIB0 - Dodowyvern Lightning Attack KISHK0 - Clash of Titans KISHK0 - Dragon vs Dodowyvern KISHK0 - On Top of The World Soulyouth - BOO! Soulyouth - Erupt Soulyouth - Stay Back! Soulyouth - The Crew Riddler - Ouchie Soulyouth - Happy Birthday Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! EXFIB0 - Rex Statue KISHK0 - Skull Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Icelands KISHK0 - Dragon vs Dodowyvern KISHK0 - The Army KISHK0 - Village EXFIB0 - Ice Cave Soulyouth - Swarm Freeform! Winner! Soulyouth - SOMETHINGTOUCHEDMYFOOOT! Thank you all for your wonderful entries, a lot of awesome and spooky entries! Huge congratulations to our winners, we'll be in touch! Commmunity Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 70 is… Arklloween Haunted house by Valoule! An awesome haunted house with very nice details, make sure to check out the full gallery: http://imgur.com/a/s7AXE 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 70 is... SPOOKED EARTH - Fear Evolved Cinematic Tour by Lame Wolf Productions! This sarcastic review of the Fear Evolved event on Scorched Earth definitely gave us some laughs. Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here: Fan Feature! DODOWYVERN & DODOREX | Fear Evolved 2 | ARK Survival Evolved by GamerPerfection DOOBY SCOO AND THE MUDMAN MYSTERY - ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions [The Volcano In 4K] The Map That Deserves To Be Official - ARK [Cinematic/Showcase] by EXFIB0 Scorched Earth Main Base Showcase - ARK: Advanced Building - Molten Iron Server PVE Survival by Monkeypuzzle ARK Mythbusters Ep.7 - Do Rocket Turrets Fire Underwater, Explorer's Notes XP Buff, etc. by KISHKO ARK - Mythbusters Ep.6 - Boomerang Damage, Bola Testing, Etc by EXFIB0 MODDED ARK: Survival Evolved (Center Map) Intro by StoneyDragon All Hail The Dodo-Rex! by Mr. Jurassic Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793240702 Rule#2 by Autu Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=789095675 Dodo Rex by Sample Magpie Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=789497836 He Grr by Kaigs the Lizard Queen Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=790732256 Desert Camo Thorny Dragon by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791781027 Pokemon Sandlash Thorny Dragon by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792112752 Wyvern Pumpkin Carving by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792135843 Parrot Dodorex by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792349494 Dododex Taming Calculator v1.11: Starve/Torpor Timer Push Notifications! by danleveille Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791827832 STYRACOSAURUS ARK DOSSIER [FANMADE] by satsume Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791449625 Siren Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=791545597 Cockatrice Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793021235 Skull of a Survivor by FataL1ty More images: http://imgur.com/a/pbRky Castle robes by Kelly Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792561582 That's it for this week's Crunch, thanks for tuning in guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Much love, Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  14. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch & ARK Digest! Digest will be edited in a little later! Fear Evolved 2! Fear Evolved 2 will be making it's debut on the Xbox One early next week! It's very clear that you guys are incredibly passionate about the game and love it to bits. We apologise about our poor scheduling and it was really unforeseen circumstances that prevented the initial release but we are going to work hard to get it out to you as soon as possible, even if it comes slightly after Halloween! A lot of members on the team are going to be working pretty much non-stop over the next few days to get this ready! It should have been something we planned for, but alas did not - however we do listen to your concerns and this is clearly a mistake we need to learn from and get better at it. We apologise for the disappointment and we hope that you will enjoy the Fear Evolved content once it reaches console in a few days! And yes, the event will run for its full duration to make up for the missed time! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! Last week we were excited to reveal one our latest experimental features, the Procedurally Generated Map system (PGM). PGMs would allow players to determine 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! We decided to open up the system with a little contest, players were encouraged to play around with the new tool and see what kind of awesome maps that they could create, for a chance to win a 100$ Steam Giftcard. We had a number of entries, and over the past week throughout all of social media we've seen a lot of great, hilarious, and some mind-boggling maps generated. Without further ado, let's get to announcing the winners of the first contest! It's a tie! mgxts's PGM: Coves! You can check out their entire album here: http://imgur.com/a/58MoP And if you'd like to run this yourself, fear not as they've kindly provided us with the PGM settings needed! PGMapName=Coves PGLastUsedSettings=MapSeed=777;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=1.0;Mountains Frequency=7;Mountains Slope=1.25;MountainsHeight=0.95;Turbulence Power=0.00625;Shore Slope=1.25;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=0.25;JungleGrassDensity=0.01;ErosionIterations=100000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.3;RWBiomeSize=0.20;MountainBiomeStart=-0.416506;MountainsTreeDensity=0.005;JungleBiomeStart=-0.674778;IslandBorderCurveExp=3.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.05;MountainGrassDensity=0.0125;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.0125;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.25;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.002;JungleTreeDensity=0.25;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.125;SnowTreeDensity=0.5;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.025;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.20;ShorelineStartOffset=0.02;ShorelineThickness=0.035;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.2f,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) and now for our second winner... EXFIB0's PGM! (..he didn't name it, naughty! ) and if you'd like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings! PGMapName=ProceduralARK20161022192145 PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=44;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=0.846546;Mountains Frequency=5.043214;Mountains Slope=1.016645;MountainsHeight=0.870583;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.04;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.55996;RWBiomeSize=0.207533;MountainBiomeStart=-0.416506;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.674778;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.001;JungleTreeDensity=0.16;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.25;SnowTreeDensity=0.34;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.15;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.023;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 EXFIB0 has personally advised you might want to tweak the tree density a bit So congratulations to the two of you, these are some fantastic maps indeed. Though that's not all, a lot of survivors have been playing around with the system and we've got some other cool maps we'd like to shout out for an honourable mention - I'll be in touch to make sure you guys get a little prize too! Samurai_Amatsu's PGM: Insertmapnamehere (...really.) And the settings for this exquisite looking PGM, its even got some tweaks to the mobs; [/Script/ShooterGame.ShooterGameMode] PGMapName=Insertnamehere PGLastUsedSettings=MapSeed=777;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=1.0;Mountains Frequency=7;Mountains Slope=1.25;MountainsHeight=0.95;Turbulence Power=0.00625;Shore Slope=1.25;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=0.25;JungleGrassDensity=0.01;ErosionIterations=100000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.3;RWBiomeSize=0.20;MountainBiomeStart=-0.416506;MountainsTreeDensity=0.005;JungleBiomeStart=-0.674778;IslandBorderCurveExp=3.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.05;MountainGrassDensity=0.0125;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.0125;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.25;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.002;JungleTreeDensity=0.25;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.125;SnowTreeDensity=0.5;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.025;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.20;ShorelineStartOffset=0.02;ShorelineThickness=0.035;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.2f,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) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesJungle_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="GolemSpawnerJungle",EntryWeight=80.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("RockGolem_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="RockGolem_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.01) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesBeach_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="DeathwormSpawnerBeach",EntryWeight=100.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("DeathWorm_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Deathworm_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.01) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesJungle_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="MantisSpawnerJungle",EntryWeight=85.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Mantis_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Mantis_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.1) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesTheRedwoods_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="MantisSpawnerRedwoods",EntryWeight=85.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Mantis_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Mantis_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.1) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesGrassland_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="CamelSpawner",EntryWeight=60.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Camelsaurus_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Camelsaurus_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.01) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesBeach_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="JerboaSpawnerBeach",EntryWeight=100.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Jerboa_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Jerboa_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.1) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesGrassland_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="JerboaSpawnerGrassland",EntryWeight=100.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Jerboa_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Jerboa_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.1) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesGrassland_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="OilBugSpawner",EntryWeight=100.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.5) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesMountain_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="GolemSpawnerMountain",EntryWeight=80.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("RockGolem_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="RockGolem_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.01) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesBeach_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="MothSpawnerBeach",EntryWeight=100.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Moth_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Moth_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.1) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesMountain_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="MothSpawnerMountain",EntryWeight=80.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Moth_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Moth_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.1) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesMountain_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="VultureSpawnerMountain",EntryWeight=70.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Vulture_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Vulture_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.1) ) ) ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="DinoSpawnEntriesSwamp_PGM_C",NPCSpawnEntries=( (AnEntryName="VultureSpawnerSwamp",EntryWeight=70.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Vulture_Character_BP_C"))), NPCSpawnLimits=( (NPCClassString="Vulture_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=0.1) ) ) NychusGaming's PGM: Hidden Island Archipelago! and the PGM settings to try out this beauty! PGMapName=HiddenIslandsArchipelago PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=14;LandscapeRadius=1.235787;Water Frequency=1.90797;Mountains Frequency=1.123368;Mountains Slope=1.365307;MountainsHeight=-0.26532;Turbulence Power=0.225356;Shore Slope=0.923465;WaterLevel=-0.72457;GrassDensity=0.235809;JungleGrassDensity=0.235789;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1;SnowBiomeSize=0.222404;RWBiomeSize=0.112438;MountainBiomeStart=-0.595316;MountainsTreeDensity=0.011234;JungleBiomeStart=-0.68422;IslandBorderCurveExp=1.532980;MaxSawnPointHeight=-0.25;SnowGrassDensity=0.258345;MountainGrassDensity=0.057689;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.153473;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.823490;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.011573;TreeDensity=0.003312;JungleTreeDensity=0.035768;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.000457;SnowTreeDensity=0.934626;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.022456;ShoreTreeDensity=0.095678;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025567;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.91357;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.243689;ShorelineStartOffset=0.026456;ShorelineThickness=0.008768;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.8f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) PGLastPreset=0 PGFavorites=HiddenIslandsArchipelago;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED;UNUSED; PGLastUsedSettings=MapSeed=14;LandscapeRadius=1.235787;Water Frequency=1.90797;Mountains Frequency=1.123368;Mountains Slope=1.365307;MountainsHeight=-0.26532;Turbulence Power=0.225356;Shore Slope=0.923465;WaterLevel=-0.72457;GrassDensity=0.235809;JungleGrassDensity=0.235789;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1;SnowBiomeSize=0.222404;RWBiomeSize=0.112438;MountainBiomeStart=-0.595316;MountainsTreeDensity=0.011234;JungleBiomeStart=-0.68422;IslandBorderCurveExp=1.532980;MaxSawnPointHeight=-0.25;SnowGrassDensity=0.258345;MountainGrassDensity=0.057689;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.153473;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.823490;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.011573;TreeDensity=0.003312;JungleTreeDensity=0.035768;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.000457;SnowTreeDensity=0.934626;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.022456;ShoreTreeDensity=0.095678;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025567;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.91357;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.243689;ShorelineStartOffset=0.026456;ShorelineThickness=0.008768;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.8f,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) Thanks for all the awesome entries this week guys, and congratulations to our winners! Looking forward to the next set! If you'd like to check out other PGMs that were submitted, as well as some more awesome pictures - you can see them all here: We'll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediedately - so get generating! And to learn more about PGMs and on how to get started, check out this guide here: Evolution Event Weekend! Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! The change will take place on Friday the 28th of October at 12pm ET and will return back to normal on the Monday the 31st of October at 12pm ET. Steam Sale! For this spooky festive period, players are in for an additional treat, beginning Friday the 28th of October at 1PM ET until Tuesday, November the 1st at 1PM ET, ARK: Survival Evolved will be discounted on Steam by 50% and Scorched Earth will also receive a 33% discount! Get it whilst you can! http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110 http://store.steampowered.com/app/512540/ 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 a 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 in 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! Winners! EXFIB0 - Fighting The Beast Soulyouth - Skelly vs Spoopy Soulyouth - They Come KISHK0 - On The Run Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Dodorex Atack KISHK0 - A Sacrifice To The Gods KISHK0 - Dodorex KISHK0 - Scarecrows KISHK0 - The Battle Of The Titans Soulyouth - Clandestine Attack Soulyouth - Gunna need a bigger rod Soulyouth - Leviathans Soulyouth - Snowblind Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! Soulyouth - Sacrifice KISHK0 - The Dragon's Lair [360 Stereo] KISHK0 - Volcano [360 Stereo] Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Dragon Atack EXFIB0 - The Oldest World KISHK0 - Gargoyle [360 Stereo] EXFIB0 - Dragon KISHK0 - On Top Of The World [360 Stereo] Soulyouth - Exodus Freeform! Winner! Soulyouth - Murder is magic Honourable Mentions! AsH - Seaside Shadow EXFIB0 - Dragon's Anger Thank you all for your wonderful entries, a lot spookier than I would have imagined! Huge congratulations to our winners, we'll be in touch! Community Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 69 is… Baby Parasaur Statue! by FataL1ty More pictures: http://imgur.com/a/8Nl2C A word from Jen: "This entry is way too cute, and the proportions are phenomenal for having to build with straight edges. Great work!" 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 69 is... a tie! Between... PROCEDURAL GENERATING ARKS by LameWolfProductions! and.... CLOWN SIGHTINGS IN ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED! by nakedzombo Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here: Fan Feature! EXFIB0 - Thieves Island [Map Showcase] 4K 60FPS Starsnipe - ARK: Fear Evolved Gameplay FireSpark91 - ARK Spoopy Dinos Mod Spotlight LameWolfProductions - The Egg Thieves [ARK Bites] Yocimir - How to upgrade your base [Early - End Game] [Part 1] KISHK0 - ARK MythBusters Episode 5 ARKlexandrie Lighthouse by Valoule More pictures: http://imgur.com/a/Rgk3Y Forest Camo Stego by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=785879456 Forest Camo Allosaurus by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=785372656 Fanmade Dossier: Globidens by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=785636675 Vertigo by Morgengrau Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=788625231 Evening flight by Morgengrau Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=788628663 JUMP ATTACKT!!! by Diby Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=785525846 Dragon and Moon by scharlatan Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=785187262 That's not all for this weeks post guys, we'll be editing this announcement later on to include the latest ARK Digest - so stay tuned, and we'll socialise when it's up so you can read the latest in ARK Development. We know today has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster when it has come to ARK Updates, we just want to say that we really appreciate how much you guys care about the game, we're going to keep on working to make the game as good as it can be, sometimes we'll make mistakes but we'll learn from them and bounce back! We love ya And as always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Until next time... Studio Wildcard View full article
  15. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch! ARK: Evolution Event! We’re running another! And it’s live, here are all the juicy details; Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! And not only that but all Official Server networks have received a permanent increase in difficulty to 5.0 - this means that the maps will get tougher but the rewards will be better! ARK: Scorched Earth 25% Off! To celebrate the upcoming release of ARK v248 - Scorched Earth is now on sale for 25% off on Steam! http://store.steampowered.com/app/512540/ Get it while it's hot! September Survivor League Championship Winners! Last weekend we held our latest Survivor League Championship Matches! The best survivors went head to head in 3 epic matches for a chance at $65,000 and their spot in August Survivor League! If you missed the games, you can check them out here: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark/v/93716019 Congratulations to the winners, who can be found on our updated Survivor League page, listing their placing as well as how much of the prize pool they’ve walked away with! https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/survivor-league/ We are also announcing that the October Survivor League qualifiers has begun. The scores from previous have been reset due to changes made in the most recent update possibly affecting scores. However we hope this reset will give all players new and old a chance at the top this month. The qualifying period will run for 28 days and end on the 14th of November. And the end of these 28 days, the top placing competitors will participate in the Championship games. The October Survivor League Championships will be played and broadcast live on Twitch on Saturday, November the 19th. In case you missed it, the winners for September were announced in our previous announcement, here: http://steamcommunity.com/games/407530/announcements/detail/871836532999279494 And if you're new to ARK: Survival of the Fittest and would like more information on our Survivor League: http://steamcommunity.com/games/407530/announcements/detail/868440796176273740 May the odds be ever in your favor this month, Survivors! Last Man Standing Mod 5-Man Tournament Winners! Last weekend was also the Last Man Standing Tournament! The tournament was run using a Survival of the Fittest mod created by community member Katti, hosted by Davnell, and had a prize pool sponsored by Studio Wildcard. Different than the Survivor League, Last Man Standing uses tribes of 5 and will consist of three 1.5 hour matches where points are awarded for tribe survival placement (10 points for 1st, descending by 1 point for each successive position, 0 points for 11th place and below). The highest points accumulated at the end of the three matches was crowned the winner! You can subscribe to the mod here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=774369391 If you missed the games, you can check them out here: https://www.twitch.tv/davnell/v/93930349 Prize Pool: 1st place: 2500 USD (5x500 USD) 2nd Place: 1250 USD (5x250 USD) 3rd Place: 750 USD (5x150 USD) 4th Place: 500 USD Steam gift cards (5x100 USD cards) 5th Place: Scorched Earth keys (x5) Congratulations to the winners, and all of the participants! It was an epic weekend filled with battles and fun. We will strive to continue supporting our mod community in the future so that great creations like this can receive the notoriety and playtime they deserve. 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 a 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 in 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! Winners! EXFIB0 - On Top Of The World GG Fizz - The Jerboa Kingdom Soulyouth - Bug v Bug GamerPerfection - When ARK Became A Scorched Earth Soulyouth - Get down here! Naked Zombo - Paradise Honourable Mentions! Soulyouth - Skelly Biffo Soulyouth - Soar Soulyouth - Shooting Range Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! EXFIB0 - Unleash the Beast KISHKO - The Broodmother's Lair Naked Zombo - 360 Paradise City GG Fizz - The Jerboa Kingdom Market GG Fizz - The Jerboa KingdomThrone Room Honourable Mention! EXFIB0 - Obelisk Freeform! Winner! Soulyouth - HEADSHOT Honourable Mentions! Naked Zombo - Jason KISHKO - Red Obelisk Another great set of brilliant entries, thank you everyone! Remember, we’ll be running this contest again next week so if you missed out this week, don’t sweat and give it another go next! Community Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 67 is… a tie! Between... Fizz with their Jerboa Kingdom! ...and SD Medieval Underworld by StoneyDragon & Chaos! Amazing large-scale builds, Survivors! ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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 67 is… GHOST OF SCORCHED EARTH! FEAR EVOLVED BEGINS by ThickFreedom! (A warning to our younger Survivors, this video contains explicit language.) Thanks to everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here: Fan Feature! ARK: Scorched Earth Song | Set Fire To The Sky by NerdOut! The Magic Sliding Rock by Lame Wolf Productions Alien Abduction by ThickFreedom Top 10 PvP Base Building Tips by ThickFreedom Fishing Hut Build by yocimir Which Wyvern is the Best? by yocimir 1x1 Base Design by KISHKO 2x2 Base Design by EXFIB0 3x3 PvP Base Design by EXFIB0 Ark Illustrated (Series 1) by JoeStansbury Rule#1 by Autu Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=780299899 The Dodorex Cometh by Mullins the Great Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=780780517 Desert Camo Lightning Wyvern by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=780769470 Electric Sign Lightning Wyvern by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=779166754 Boat by Valoule Dragon Fortress by Maexch3n! Balaur Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=780676835 Snakehead Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=780675714 Pelecanimimus Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=779899722 Ibis & Tick dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=779715655 White Horn Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=780934671 Mod Spotlight... Annunaki Genesis! Ced: Hey Ark Survivors, I'm here with the creators of one of the most talked about mods in the workshop now: Annunaki Genesis! We'll start with a brief introduction of the team. Who's all involved and what are the roles of the team members? Ced: Annunaki is a huge undertaking. I remember first loading up the mod and being overwhelmed with the amount of content in it. What was the inspiration for the mod? Ced: The variety of creatures in Annunaki always intrigued me. I'm also curious of the name, because there is some lore behind the word Annunaki. Was there any intent for it to make reference to some of the history behind the word? Ced: That adds a lot more depth into this mod. I kind of guessed it was related to the history behind the name. So this mod has been out there a while. What is it like maintaining such a high profile mod for the amount of time it's been out? Ced: I know all too well! There's a lot that goes into making and maintaining a mod - while keeping a happy and active community. All you can do is learn and apply that knowledge to things you do in the future. So, how would you explain Annunaki to a newcomer to ARK? I have to admit when I installed the mod, I didn't quite know what to expect. Do you see as more of a dinosaur mod or something more comprehensive and overarching like a Total Conversion? Ced: That's how I always viewed it. It seemed to contain a lot of balance changes and things that would not be very familiar to normal ARK players. In essence, it changes the way you play the game like a Total Conversion would. So what's in the future for Annunaki? Are there plans to keep adding more variants to the creatures or more gameplay - or are you mostly at a stable point in the mod? Ced: Wow, that sounds like a lot of work but it also sounds like you are dedicated to the community you've built around the mod. In terms of development, is this your first time jumping into game design? Ced: Well I'm looking forward to checking this mod out in depth and the reboot as well. Thanks for taking the time out! Is there anything you'd like to say to the community or your fans before we part? That's it for this week's Crunch, thanks for tuning in guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Until next time... Wildcard Jen and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  16. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch! ARK: Scorched Earth Song | Set Fire To The Sky | #NerdOut! NerdOut are back again with a brand new ARK themed song, based on the Scorched Earth map! This was produced alongside Wildcard Casanova (He makes our trailers and runs the hub) check it out! ARK: Evolution Event! We’re running another! And it’s live, here are all the juicy details; Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! And not only that but all Official Server networks have received a permanent increase in difficulty to 5.0 - this means that the maps will get tougher but the rewards will be better! ARK: SoTF - September Survivor League Championship! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest September Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, 8th of October, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! The Survivors who have qualified for the event are listed here: The championship games will be shoutcasted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious! Hope we have an awesome Championship and get to see some great games! ARK: SOTF Mod Tournament: Last Man Standing! We’re also sponsoring another tournament this weekend! This is a tournament that is run by the community for the community, it will be using a Survival of the Fittest mod created by community member Katti. The event will be streamed on Twitch on Sunday, October 9th 2016 at 11am EST by Davnell: https://www.twitch.tv/davnell Different than the Survivor League, Last Man Standing uses tribes of 5 and will consist of three 1.5 hour matches where points are awarded for tribe survival placement (10 points for 1st, descending by 1 point for each successive position, 0 points for 11th place and below). The highest points accumulated points at the end of the three matches wins! You can subscribe to the mod here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=774369391 Prize Pool 1st place: 2500 USD (5x500 USD) 2nd Place: 1250 USD (5x250 USD) 3rd Place: 750 USD (5x150 USD) 4th Place: 500 USD Steam gift cards (5x100 USD cards) 5th Place: Scorched Earth keys (x5) It's going to be a fun-filled weekend, so be sure to tune in Saturday and Sunday to see these tournaments play out. BetterTTV ARK Emotes! p.s you can also use them on the forums! 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 a 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 in 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! Winners! Soulyouth - Speed vs Power EXFIB0 - Manticore! Honourable Mentions! KISHK0 - Blue Obelisk KISHK0 - The Turtle KISHK0 - Snowy Mountain Soulyouth - Hunter Soulyouth - Feeing Time Soulyouth - Stalker Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! EXFIB0 - Scorched Earth Boss Arena KISHK0 - Ice Cave KISHK0 - Exploring The Cave Honourable Mentions! KISHK0 - Snow Beacon KISHK0 - The Edge of The World EXFIB0 - Mantis EXFIB0 - The Bridge Between The Biomes EXFIB0 - The Center Waterfall Freeform! Winner! Werner Groß - Deadly Water Honourable Mentions! Jaime Weaver - Dragons Silhouette Another great set of brilliant entries, thank you everyone! Remember, we’ll be running this contest again next week so if you missed out this week, don’t sweat and give it another go next! Community Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 66 is… It's a tie! Valoule - Desert Temple! SmokeySRH - City in the Sky! ranger1presents - Village in the Trees! and we'd like to also give a huge shout-out to eco as a runner up for their Community Market Place & Library! You can check out eco's full album here: http://imgur.com/a/i1EwO ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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 66 is… It's another tie again! We're pretty indecisive eh? LameWolfProductions - The Tale of Tim! KISHK0 - Build Batles #5 - [Mountain Cabin] and we'd also like to give a huge-shout out to the following survivors for their videos and congratulate them on being runner ups! GamerPerfection - Jerboa Trials! Shredder - Dung Beetle Educational Special Thanks to everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here, including the mods used by eco for her build! https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/95501-community-crunch-contests-66-nvidia-ansel-contest/ Fan Feature ARK: Mod - Ufo Spotlight by ThatGermanGuy Mining by Shockal Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=773697605 Freyaloi’s Argent & Wyvern - Inktober Day 02 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=773934476 Babies of ARK - Part 2! By Silent Echo Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=776398675 Scorched Earth by Aspooker! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=773382411 Dododex Taming Calculator v1.10 by danleveille Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=775557684 Sharkcat’s Skins Desert Camo Poison Wyvern Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=776427643 Biohazard Poison Wyvern Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=776378719 ARK: Primal Survival Leak by RagingRipto Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=775044665 Fanmade Dossier: Pegasus by AndreDaFrench Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=774997763 Fanmade Dossier: Spinosaurus by Nemo Namikaze Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=775454437 Fanmade Dossier: Albertosaurus by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=775597547 Fanmade Dossier: Eurotamandua by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=774113612 Fanmade Dossier: Sordes by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=776442426 Fanmade Dossier: Stegocertops by jordanisgreat505 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=775547330 Fanmade Dossier: Girtablilu by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=776427019 Fanmade Dossier: Bothriolepis by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=771636354 Fanmade Dossier: Widow by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=774732115 Mod Spotlight Spotlight Video: Mod: Castles, Keeps, and Forts Architecture (Abode Cooling, Metal Damage Type, Change Materials, No Placement Restrictions) Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=764755314 Ced: So I'm here with the creators that brought you one of the most popular mods in the workshop right now: Castles, Keeps, and Forts Architecture. Let's get started with introducing the team! Ced: Awesome! I'm seeing more mods with community managers now to handle the feedback and support from the community. What brought you guys together to work on the mod? Ced: So ExileAcid, tell me what your inspiration for the mod is. What made you want to create it? Ced: I've always thought castles would work well in ARK too. I've had some time to play the mod and I had a blast building and customizing castles with it. So I know that all of the 3D models are custom. Did you design those? Ced: Very cool that you are basing your designs off of real architecture. One of the other things I liked a lot is the ability to customize the material or even the mesh on the structures. Did you have prior experience 3d modeling or game development? Ced: So Henrik, since you handle a lot of the community feedback, are you getting new requests for features? What has the community response been like? Ced: That leads into my next question, do you want to share any ideas that you plan on releasing relatively soon? Ced: I have to tell you, I'm really excited to see what's in store based off of what I've seen so far. Do you have any advice for people that want to get into 3D modeling or modding? Lot's of people are overwhelmed by the dev kit if you don't have prior game dev experience Ced: That's good information to people to know - that you can get involved without needing to spend a penny. The only thing you'll need to do is spend a little time getting familiar with the interfaces. It's been a blast talking with you guys. Are there any last words either of you would like to share? That's it for this week's Crunch, thanks for tuning in guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark Until next time Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  17. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch! ARK: Evolution Event! Starting at 00:00 EST on Saturday the 24th of September, through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be effected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! This is the first time we're running an Evolution Event and we're going to see how it goes, collect your feedback and hopefully in the future we'll have many more fun weekends! ARK: SoTF - Naughty or Nice! The special SotF Gamemode known as Naughty or Nice will be making its official return as a new Total Conversion TOMORROW, Saturday September the 24th at 11AM EST! We will be hosting a special charity event where survivors will be put to the test in an all out 100 versus 100 battle over the course of 2 and a half hours. The survivors invited to attend the event will feature some of the best SotF players around, winners of previous events, the finalists who competed at ChinaJoy, as well as your favourite streamers, content creators and developers! Studio Wildcard will be donating $10,000 to five charities of the winning tribes choosing. The winning team will also be awarded 100$ Steam Gift Cards for their efforts. Graph showing the money donated from our previous Naughty or Nice event in December. It’ll be a truly special elimination battle, so be sure to tune into the live event at www.twitch.tv/survivetheark casted by typeForced! See you there! Cross ARK Clusters! A new server has been revealed, this one is everyone’s favourite.. server ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ machine, the Cross ARK Cluster! We’ve just launched some new Official PC and Xbox Servers. These function differently to the regular Official Servers on the ARK Network as they permit complete transferring; of Items, Tames, and Survivors through all 3 maps. We won’t be changing the other Official Servers to follow this behaviour, but are curious to see how these ones play out. Something very important to note is that these new servers are on their own cluster, which means they’re separated from everything else, and can only transfer within each other. To make it clear, you will not be able to move to other Official Servers which exist outside this cluster. List of Servers Available: NA-CrossARKCluster1-Scorched Earth NA-CrossARKCluster1-TheCenter NA-CrossARKCluster1-TheIsland NA-XboxCrossArkCluster1-TheIsland NA-XboxCrossArkCluster1-TheCenter NA-XboxCrossArkCluster1-ScorchedEarth EU-XboxCrossArkCluster2-TheIsland EU-XboxCrossArkCluster2-TheCenter EU-XboxCrossArkCluster2-ScorchedEarth Things to note about these servers: They are completely brand new, so the map is untouched! The server difficulty has been increased to 5.0 across the board, so it will be tougher than the regular experience and higher level creatures are available. They will remain online, and receive updates as other servers do. These are PvP Servers These servers are available now, so good luck Survivors and let us know what you think about them! 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 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! 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. 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! Winners! Naked Zombo - Don't Trust the Rocks! EXFIB0 - Landscape Soulyouth - BACK..UP! DougDimmadome - Wyvern and Survivor Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Lightning Wyvern EXFIB0 - River EXFIB0 - Waterfall GamerPerfection - ESCAPE Jamie Weaver - Blue eyes NakedZombo - Exploring the Crystal Cave Squidge Meister - Out of Place, Out of Time Roro - The hunter EXFIB0 - Icelands EXFIB0 - Lakeside EXFIB0 - Little Friend EXFIB0 - Redwood River EXFIB0 - Redwood Waterfall EXFIB0 - Rex Bite KISHK0 - Deep Trouble Roro - Fight of the titans Roro - Tiger VS Golem Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! NakedZombo - Crystal Cave 360 Stereo EXFIB0 - Lightning Wyvern 2.0 [360 Stereo] Dragost11 - Treasure Buried under big V Honourable Mentions! Squidge Meister - A Gift From the Gods EXFIB0 - Lightning Wyvern [360 Stereo] KISHK0 - Desert Landscape [360 Stereo] Freeform! Winners! Seggzy - Ansel KISHK0 - Bad Joke Plesio Christopher Warburton - Ice Artifact Honourable Mentions! Jynn - Self Sacrifice Squidge Meister - Stranger Arks Christopher Warburton - Lava Artifact Roro - Flying bug Joe Lally - Nature at it's finest Christopher Warburton - When Fire Meets Ice Another set of awesome entries, you guys rock! Reminder that this is an ongoing contest, the information to enter will be posted in our weekly Crunch Contest Thread, we're looking forward to what everyone has to share next week! Community Crunch Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 64 is… Maexch3n and their Seaside Castle! We'd also like to include a runner-up... Valoule and their sandbox! ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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 64 is… ThickFreedom and their Scorched Earth Cinematic! We'd also like to include a runner-up, which has some mature language but is very entertaining... Lame Wolf Productions and THE BOOMERANG MAN! Thanks for all your entries this week guys! If you'd like to check out the other submissions, you can do so here: The Center Boss Fight! Congratulations to TGL and their tribe on NA-TheCenter-580 who have beat both bosses on an Official PVP The Center server! They receive $500 as the first tribe to do so. Well done! Check out their video proof linked below: Fan Feature! "STAND DOWN!" A Jurassic ARK Cinematic! by Rewind Forward Shigo Islands in 4K 60FPS and EPIC Graphics - ARK Workshop Map Showcase by KISHKO Scorched Earth Map Showcase [4K 60FPS] - ARK: Survival Evolved by EXFIB0 Ark Geographic #1: Jerboa Special by Whitehearth Hall Ark: Survival Evolved || NEW DIRE BEAR CAVES || THE CENTRE MAP v247 by Squidge Meister Chip (The Mountain) - Ark Survival Evolved by GramOfMayo Stealing a Wyvern Egg by LEONO Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=767901588 Two Spino by LEONO Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=768122147 Queen Of Lightning by [ᴹsᴳ] Skull Kids9 ☠ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=762393424 Desert Camo Tapejara by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=768632501 Red Bull Tapejara by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=768566523 Pokemon Articuno Archa by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=767252755 Fanmade Dossier: Megamouth by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=768671302 Fanmade Dossier: Gigantoraptor by Mega Source: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=768205624 Fanmade Dossier: Uklanos by Mega Source: http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/257092990914096911/43C32D52D8A67784B3E56D16C586C20D729A9D53/ Fanmade Dossier: Sand Puppy by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=768403780 Fanmade Dossier: Glavenus by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=768402880 Scorched Earth - A custom map by Exhumed v2 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=767695178 The Center - A custom map made by Exhumed v5 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=767697888 Primitive+ Developer Blog! Hey Survivors! I just wanted to stop by and give a quick update on the status of Primitive Plus. Over the past week, there has been a great deal of progress made: Primitive Plus QA Team: There has always been a QA team to help out with Primitive+ but not one strictly dedicated to the ongoing development of Primitive+. I am happy to announce we have a team made up from passionate members of the community that are actively reporting bugs and testing new build content before it hits you. One of the points of feedback I’ve received is having more thorough QA on new builds to try and flesh out any apparent issues. I am confident new builds will be much more stable! Primitive Plus Testing Server: Prior to this week, most of the testing for Primitive+ was done individually or in very isolated situations. Having a server where experimental bugs can be tested in a replicable environment is key to diagnosing where the issues are coming from and also helps with the process of fixing issues that pop up. The testing server will be dedicated to the members of our testing team. If you are interested in becoming a tester for Primitive+, please see @itsr2ghgaming for information! XBOX: From reports I’m seeing, XBOX needs the most love in terms bugs and functionality. While it may seem like the priority is PC, I want to reassure you that the things I’m doing for the PC will be incorporated in the XBOX build. Prior to this week, I was trying to manage two separate versions of Primitive+ additionally making the same changes in both builds. As you can imagine, that will lead to a confusing mess! Going forward, the PC changes will be correctly merged to XBOX which should eliminate any chances for more bugs being introduced due to making changes in 2 separate builds. Primitive Plus 1.3: If you’ve been following social media you may notice that there’s been mention of a new build. There are fixes currently being tested with QA and more things I am in the lab working on. The goal of this patch is to eliminate any functional or game-changing bugs. Rather than releasing a lot of smaller patches, it makes more sense to get to a stable point in one leap. I realize it’s probably taking longer than you’d like but the next build will eliminate anything that’s functional or not working as it’s intended to. I expect to have this build wrapped up by next week! The Future: Once Primitive+ 1.3 is released, 1.4 will focus on visual and performance improvements. A lot of the textures and visual appearances of things will be improved and revamped. At that point, we will move forward with new content (I have lots of ideas I want to incorporate). I will post some of the ideas off of the drawing board once we get over the bulk of issues. As always, thanks for taking this ride with me. There are lots of exciting things in the future that I’m sure will enhance your primitive ARK experience even more! - Ced ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As a final note, this weeks ARK Digest will be delayed until this weekend. This weeks is packed with events and we ran a little short on time, sorry about that guys - but you can look forward to it shortly! And that’s it for this post! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark All the best, Wildcard Jat, Jen, and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  18. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch! 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 Last week we had our first NVidia Ansel Photopgraphy contest, with a ton of great entries and some amazing winning shots! Initially we had only planned to do 3 winners, but because of how fantastic they’ve been - we’re going to change up a few things. First of all, we’re going to introduce a runner up category. Those placing in this section will receive 50$ for placing as a runner up! The next change we’re making is that if you place more than once within a single category, you can only claim one prize in that category, so we’ll be able to make sure that more survivors are able to get prizes for their entries 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! 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. And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! 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 Winners! Taylor - Assassin Mantis Taylor - A Team Naked Zombo - The Encounter Roro - A Song of Fire and Ice Roro - It's hot up here Roro - The Hunt Runner Ups! Naked Zombo - Lightning Wyvern Roro - Swamp Cave DellaDriggs - Titanoboa Honourable Mentions! GamerPerfection - Manticore KishK0 - Cave Landscape [8x] KishK0 - In The Dragon's Lair [8x] KishK0 - Midnight at Scorched Earth [8x] KishK0 - Ice Palace [8x] Namachan - Upon Mega Mountain Taylor - Hot Monkey Squidge Meister - THE EXTERMINATORS KishK0 - ARK From Above [8x] KishK0 - Shooting Stars [8x] Namachan - Dodo Namachan - Dodorex Jr Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winners! Naked Zombo - Lightning Wyvern GamerPerfection - Manticore Runner Ups! KISHK0 - Snowy Mountains [360 Stereo] Squidge Meister - THE EXTERMINATORS Honourable Mentions! KISHK0 - Redwood at Midnight [360 Stereo] Freeform! Winners! Jynn - Dinner Time Runner Ups! Christopher Warburton - Sunrise Jamie Weaver - Sword Man Joe Lally - Silent River Squidge Meister - Lymantria vs Jerboa v1.2 Honourable Mentions! Jaime Weaver - Warrior KISHK0 - Flashbacks [Freeform] A lot of brilliant entries everyone!. Remember, this is an ongoing contest! So looking forward to what everyone has to share next week ! Community Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 63 is… It’s a tie! So let’s give a huge congratulations to Valoule and their Wyvern Castle! and you can check out his full album here: http://imgur.com/a/V4Zso KISHK0 - Tower Base! Now, last week we had placed KISHK0 in the ARK Video section, frankly we weren’t sure which was more fitting. As it was a first of it’s kind, it was definitely fitting in that post, but going forward we’re likely to include such video in the ARKitecture section of the Crunch, based on the build itself, so congratulations KISHK0! Awesome way for players to learn about building towers too ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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 63 is… LameWolfProductions! We definitely did enjoy watching that Thanks for all your entries this week guys! If you'd like to check out the other submissions, you can do so here: Fan Feature "They DO move in herds!" A Jurassic ARK Cinematic! By Rewind Forward Lesser Antidote Tv Commercial | Ark Survival Evolved by GramofMayo ARK Build Battles #2 |VILLAGE| [Timelapse/Cinematic/Epic Graphics] by KISHK0 HOW NOT TO SUCK! MY TOP 10 TIPS - Ark: Scorched Earth (Ark: Survival Evolved) by ThickFreedom! RANGER CHRONICLES #15 - MYSTERY of the GERBIL-BOA by ranger1presents Ark: Scorched Earth || REX vs ROCK ELEMENTAL || EPIC ARENA BATTLE by Squidge Meister Ark: Scorched Earth - Adobe Base Build Time by C8sun ARK Molten Iron Ep 5: Paracer Caravan Platform Build by Arahli Ark: Scorched Earth - How To Caught A Wyvern by C8sun Ark: Scorched Earth || SQUIDGE'S SURVIVAL BASE SHOWCASE || Adobe build by Squidge Meister Dododex Stickers! For further details, check out the full post: https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/533slk/introducing_dododex_stickers_for_imessage_express/ Lightning Wyvern by Tee Kay Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=763762884 Through the Desert by Fubukii Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=761755323 A Stroll in the Forest by Nikout Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=763913338 Buurd by Nikout Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=762865839 Eye for an eye by Morgengrau Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=760702656 Thorny Dragon by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=758332857 Tapejara Fanart by SurvivalArtist Allosaurus & Jerboa RWBY by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=751932518 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=762866286 Fanmade Dossier: Armadillosuchus by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=761964157 Fanmade Dossier: Protoceratops by Dinossword Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=761519375 Primitive+ Developer Blog! Golden Joysticks Award! Brilliant news survivors! ARK has been nominated to win a Golden Joystick as possibly the Xbox Game of the Year! This is in no small part due to the amount of support you guys have shown us and the feedback you have provided in making ARK as good as it can be. We are very honoured to be considered a nominee and if you’d like to show your support, you can vote for ARK :). http://www.gamesradar.com/goldenjoystickawards/#xbox-game-of-the-year There a ton of other great games up for multiple awards, so check it out and vote for your favourites to win! http://www.gamesradar.com/goldenjoystickawards And 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: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  19. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version Earlier this week we announced our first ever NVidia Ansel Photography Contest! We had an amazing amount of entries in such a short space of time and are quite excited with the results survivors have produced so far! 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, the entries! Super Resolution! 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 Winners Naked Zombo - Survivor Versus Manticore AsH and his Pikachu! Honourable Mentions! AsH - Hot Desert JayEx23 - Poison Wyvern Roro - Terror Bird Takes Flight AsH - The Portal ThickFreedom - Manticore Statue Della Driggs - Wyvern and Survivor Namachan - Power Level 530,000 Tamaster92 - Frozen City ThickFreedom - Dino Graveyard Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download it and check it out in all its VR Glory! Winners Sunrise Over the ARK - SimiA Naked Zombo - Desert Landscape Honourable Mentions SimiA - Dark Dungeons SimiA - Dangerous Fishing Freeform! Winners Lena - Selfie-Time! Gabbbri58 - Wyvern Flight Squidge Meister - Do Devils Breed Honourable Mentions Joshua King - Desert Landscape Joshua King - Swamp Christopher Warburton - Frozen Obelisk tomb - Poison Wyvern A lot of really fantastic entries everyone! These were great to see and we cannot wait to see what else you guys have to offer. Remember, we’ll be running this contest again next week so if you missed out this week, don’t sweat and give it another go next! Community Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 62 is… It's a tie! A lot of great entries this week so let's hear it for... DynamiteTiger And you can check out even more screenshots here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/dynamitetiger/screenshots/ Valoule's Western Town! and you can check out his full album here: http://imgur.com/a/ikQbj Wolf Angelus - ARK PD Base! And you can check out even more screenshots of the build here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/WolfAngelus/screenshots/?appid=346110 and we've also got some awesome runner ups this week! The Lime Inc's Glass and Metal Rockbase Squidge Meister's Empire of Persiark! ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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 62 is… It's another tie! whoo! Naked Zombo's - First Look! ARK Ruins Secret Revealed! BoomBangCrash's ARK: Scorched Earth Trailer! KISHK0's Scorched Earth - 60 FPS Epic, 4K Resolution & Epic Graphics! Naked Zombo's - The Sounds of ARK LameWolfProductions - Scorched Earth is Beautiful - Cinematic Tour! and we've got some awesome runner ups! GramOfMayo's - ARK Love Dating Game MY TOP 10 FAVORITE THINGS - Ark: Scorched Earth (Ark: Survival Evolved) by ThickFreedom KISHK0's ARK Build Battles! Kye923's Scorched Earth Showcase! Thanks for all your entries this week guys! We've got a hell of a crunch going. If you'd like to check out the other submissions, you can do so here: ARK Digest! 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, MarioMan9112 asks, “Can we expect holiday events on xbox one anytime soon? I'm sure I'm not the only xbox one player that wants some skeleton dino's walking around.” Survivor, IrishEvilMonkey asks, “Would like to see alliances become more useful on PVE. They're useful on PVP because you can go around each others bases without setting off defences etc. I'd propose than alliances on PVE would mean that in certain circumstances your allies are considered like tribemates, ie you can pick them up with birds, pick up their animals etc. It's not unusual for someone on pve to unclaim an animal so another player with a quetz can bring it somewhere, this would change that.” Survivor, Jwadie asks, “Back in December you said that both Xbox & PC would be getting split screen "in the near future", is this still planned for PC?” Survivor, TotallyUncool asks, “Will uploading and transferring tames from official servers to unofficial ones ever be implemented (with the possibility for the server owners to put some kind of restriction on it if they so wish)?” Survivor, J asks, “Can the lymantria moths produce silk to give them another use?” Survivor, Scorpio asks “So now that scorched earth has finally unveiled mythical creatures, will we get griffins? Because I think it would be cool to have an argentavis/sabertooth hybrid and perhaps they can live in the games canyons renamed "griffin canyons"” Survivor, J also asks, “will you consider re-adding the dune buggy because it would go great in scorched earth” Survivor, Quetzal asks, “Can we get a real backup option for Xbox server saves?!? I have a couple of reasons for wanting this, namely: a) Obviously, the ability to save and backup my game before installing a patch/update (the recent 739.x series highlighting this perfectly). I know you're kind of limited with what Microsoft dictate for the XB1 now with regards to not allowing game saves to USB, but are the game saves too large to send to the MS Cloud storage on-demand? b) I'd really like to have a couple of worlds running at the same time. I like building and experimenting, so I'll occasionally use admin commands when I want 100 walls for example to test a design. However, I don't want to use the commands in my 'legit' world/save because I like the challenge of getting the relevant materials, levelling up etc. However, if I have a single player Island map, I only get that map. It'd be great to have multiple saves like in Minecraft and dedicate 1 to almost 'creative mode' where people can just do what they wanted and x number of other saves they could play at will. When procedural ARKs come to the game, there may be 3,4 or 5 (or more!) ARKs that people may really like the look of (for whatever reason - scenery, materials, dino's etc) and having a save game for each that you could just dip in and out of would be great.” Survivor, AdamB asks, “I love the way Wyvern eggs work on scorched earth. Gotta find an egg and raise them from birth. That has been my ideal since ark came out for all dinos. You guys plan to expand that system? I would love to play in a way where ALL my dinos are from eggs I hunt down, steal, and hatch. Could add an interesting challenge and RP opportunities. Perhaps babies in the wild could also be imprinted since not all creatures lay eggs.” Survivor, PermaBanThis asks, “On top of the question I already asked. With the addition of the wind turbine, might we be able to craft a small capacitor to hold electrical power during times that the turbine has no wind to function? Maybe something like for every 10 mins (in game) capacitor will run for 15-30 mins (in game). Maybe even see the addition of solar panels to generate power?” Survivor, Icarus asks, “Many herbivores had truly amazing adaptations that made the fight between predator and prey equal (ankylosaur could break any T Rex bone with it's tail, Trikes could swivel their head in almost any direction etc etc.) My question is, will we ever see any sort of injury system put in place? Where dinos could get cuts, bruises, or broken bones from getting in fights? And if herbivores could have those adaptations in the game that allowed the fight between say a rex and an ankylo, more up to chance and tactics than raw power alone, since the ankylo could seriously wound a rex in it's own way” Survivor, server16ark asks, “Do you guys think you will ever implement transponder nodes that can be fired from a rifle?” Survivor, server16ark also asks, “Do you guys ever think you might implement a better version of the Magnifying glass? (One that works at distance, and perhaps gives stat info.)?” Survivor, Kimsie asks, “What is your opinion on allowing us to move unconscious dinos (only the ones we can already move when dead or alive), either by hand or with a flyer? Would be very handy when you finally down that flyer and it lands in the ocean, drowning” Survivor, Dustiest-Ninja asks, “You mentioned jetpacks: what kind? I have noticed in games that there are more than one approach. Survivor, royal1rish asks “I would like to see the ability to name auto turrets. Example would be Bob lvl 1 was killed by Main base turret 5 showing up in the tribe log” Survivor, GoldenGuy15B asks, “Will "The Gateway" be an actual structure, and will it only work/be revelant for official servers?” Survivor, Maedean Shepard asks, “Is it possible to give wall torches and standing torches the option to automatically light up in the evening and go out in the morning to conserve time and mats?” Survivor, Judqment8 asks, “Could we have an ini option to enable/disable the mate boosts (damage and damage reduction)?” Survivor, qbddbq asks, “I know that a TLC pass is coming for the original dinos, but what will it entail for the mammoth? The mammoth was once so iconic and necessary for everyone, but by adding the beaver, you didn't add diversity to tribe rosters, you guys merely replaced the mammoth. The mammoth is found in more dangerous area of the map, takes more kibble, and can't be picked up by an argy like the beaver. What will you guys do to balance/fix this and make the mammoth relevant again?” Survivor, Gh0st2126 asks, “Hey I have a question. Is there a console command that can be made to make a building player neutral? A friend and myself own an RP server and we want to be able to have people place sleeping bags or beds inside premade buildings like and Inn or even make stalls inside a town that we built walls around, without having them in an alliance. Or atleast a way to place non lethal structures in a neutral zone so there can be places of peace just for trading? We're trying to go for a town square with stalls made by players on the server and we can't have them close to eachother without being in an alliance or the same tribe. Any way to add that as a command or something?” Survivor, DaEndGame asks, “Are the Ark worlds flat or round?” Survivor, RedStorm8616 asks, “So with the July 4 event over, will we be getting another event before Fear Evolved? And what can you tell us about that. Any new things specifically you can mention?” Survivor, J asks, “Will we ever see some sort of emp weapon like a bomb or grenade that can disable things like generators and auto turrets?” Survivor, StationOG asks, “Floating names on the dinos, will it be possible to have these appear based on a proximity setting similar to the follow level setting i.e. Floating names set to "lowest" only appear when you are standing next to a dino.” Survivor, Lowly asks, “Can we have a minor addition to the engram menu, when trying to buy an advanced engram (example advanced rifle bullet, if we do not already know simple rifle bullet we need to scroll or search and learn that, which requires, gunpowder, which requires spark powder) could we have a pop up box asking us if we wish to buy all prerequisites for that engram, listing the pre requisites and then having a buy all or close option.” Survivor, ranger1presents asks, “Could we please allow creatures to remember their follow settings after a server (or single player) restart?” Survivor, xXSMJXx asks, “Hey guys, first post here! Any chance we could get an ambience volume slider, or possibly sliders for the volume of footsteps or water splashing? I love the sound effects, but some things like the sarco swimming or carno walking are very loud/consistent. When you turn the volume low enough to quiet the splashing/stomping, you can't really hear the awesome ambience any more. My main thing is the sarco, would love to use it more without this splashing issue.” Survivor, Duck030 asks, “Can there be an addition of a ‘free look’ button (left-alt maybe) so the head can move independently to the body? This would be very useful when on a Dino, trying to spot things without having to change directions, especially if a server has 3rd person turned off.” Survivor, PrimalBeard says, “Glass (Greenhouse) structure auto-demo timer needs a rethink! The timer is the same as thatch, yet the materials & level needed to make greenhouse structures differ greatly. I (and many others) believe that the timer for thatch was just copied over to greenhouse structures, hence why it's so low. Please Devs, increase the timer to bring it up to a more adequate length, such as stone or metal.” Survivor, AceAckbar asks, “Will you soon enable SCUBA tanks to work on survivors while offline? This would be something amazing to have, as DCing underwater and dying due to lack of oxygen before you can log back in is incredibly hurtful, especially on Hardcore servers.” Survivor, spoop asks, “seeing as there are plenty of hints that the island has a very long and bloody history, will the ark ever have any paranormal aspects such as voices in the wind and shades of long dead survivors in the mist, or is that kind of thing restricted to only being a Halloween event?” PAX West Huge thank you to all the Survivors who attended or tuned into this year's PAX West! We had a lot of fun at the exposition meeting you all and showcasing our new expansion pack, Scorched Earth. We hope you guys had a lot of fun too keeping up with all the shenanigans and we're looking forward to the next con! All the best from the Wildcard Team! Until next time Fan Feature! Pagoda Build by SmokeySRH Damn it Dave by C8sun Alpha Fire Wyvern versus Alpha Deathworm by Squidge Meister Pikachu Jerboa by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=760873798 JP Toy Galli Warpaint by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=760298186 Balto & Jenna by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=753928392 Stegocertops tease By Gi Ma by jordanisgreat505 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757397722 Giga vs Quetz by Leono Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=755177264 Desert Nomad by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757298188 Nothing's Quenchier by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=758313231 Thorny Dragon by TheMightySaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=758332857 Artwork by dinosaurman4 ARK: Scorched Earth sketch by DougDimmadome Fishing Buddies by c-rex0129 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=754584841 Introducing the Queen Titanomyrma! by Shockal Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=759127815 Sauroniops Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=759283901 Monoblos Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757489923 Diablos Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757492538 Aetobatus poeyi Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=756068915 Jaggia Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757236168 Sand Barioth by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=756853287 Survivor League August Championship Games! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest August Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, September 10th, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious! Hope we have an awesome Championship and get to see some great games! The championship games will be shoutcasted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark - We hope to see a lot of you tune in for some epic games! And 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: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! 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  20. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch! ARK at PAX West As we approach closer to PAX West, The ARK Team would like to remind you that the #PAXRex and its new gigantic friend will be making their appearance on September the 2nd at the Washington State Convention Center! We’ve got something very special planned and cannot wait to share it with you, of course the event will be streamed live from the booth on www.twitch.tv/survivetheark where the mysteries will begin to unravel! This will be something that no Survivor will want to miss ;). Community Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 61 is… Wolf Angelus for their futuristic Angelus Restaurant! And for a larger collection of screenshots, check out Wolf’s album page on steam! http://steamcommunity.com/id/WolfAngelus/screenshots/ The lighting was very impressive, great job Wolf! Could definitely see myself grabbing a meal here. We'd also like to congratulate the following survivors as runner ups for the contest, fantastic work everyone! Ranger1present’s REC CENTER and the RED ROCK CAFE Seems like we’ve got a lot of foodies in ARK, eh? Skylexia's Batsign! Valoule’s ARK of Empire! For the full album check out: http://imgur.com/a/qyFkp ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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 61 is… Ranger1presents AVIARY and INDUSTRIAL FACILITY A very entertaining and educational walk-through of your workshop :). Felt like a radio-tour with your voice over! We'd also like to congratulate LameWolfProductions as a runner up for this hilarious piece! That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to our winners! For a look at all the submissions, check out below; Fan Feature! Ark Survival Evolved Cartoon - Danger in the Deep by Green Man Cartoons! FIRST LOOK! ARK RUINS REVEALED by ThickFreedom! ORC WARRIORS VS TRIBE ARMY, BOSS BATTLES by everynightxRIOT RAIDER DANGER - ARK Skits (Episode 8) by Lame Wolf Productions! WHY HITMARKERS RUINED ARK by ThickFreedom! Explore the Ark #4: Cozy Cottage Tutorial by Whitehearth Hall Alpha T.Rex by Alphina Diamond Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=746708670 Skorp129’s Dino Dossier Watercolours! Leech Cnidaria Quetzalcoatlus Anglerfish Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/4zsean/not_sure_if_this_belongs_here_or_not_but_i_have/ Arkhimedes by Sharkcat! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=748122297 [ARK] Aziza (Spinosaurus Goddess) by Duo Vandal Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=751713043 Rex Drawing by Elfman Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=745828929 Sharkcat’s Skins! Flintstones Dino Tiger Direwolf Fanmade Dossier: Maiasaura by Tiffzilla Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=748983565 Fanmade Dossier: Proterosuchus by Scanova the Carnotaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=746812356 Fanmade Dossier: Nodosaurus by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=746776118 Fanmade Dossier: Bramatherium by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=741802777 Fanmade Dossier: Pseudaelurus by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=741804016 Fanmade Dossier: Gasosaurus by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=747477919 Fanmade Dossier: Xiaotingia by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=746416003 Fanmade Dossier: Brachydios by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=743678988 Fanmade Dossier: Plateosaurus by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=752333299 Fanmade Dossier: Proceratosaurus by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=750620365 Fanmade Dossier: Caudipteryx by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=750622291 ARK Digest and Workshop Spotlight! It’s still not here yet! Sorry guys, but we’re hoping to actually post a digest later this weekend or early next! The reason for the delay is due to focus on some development work but it’ll be back soon :). However… we did have a bit of a surprising entry in our Community Crunch! Normally Cedric runs through the workshop spotlight but he’s been occupied with a major Primitive+ patch, as well as PAX Preparations - however community Modder Tao stopped by to let us know about the mod they’re working on! Hopefully down the road we can speak to you directly and get a fuller showcase going, but here’s what he has to say: ARK: Survival Plus Sounds like an awesome mod. Looking forward to it’s progression And 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: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  21. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch! ARK at PAX West The ARK Team, the #PAXRex, and its new gigantic friend will be making their appearance on September the 2nd at the Washington State Convention Center for PAX West 2016! We’ve got something very special planned and cannot wait to share it with you, of course the event will be streamed live from the booth on www.twitch.tv/survivetheark where the mysteries will begin to unravel! This will be something that no Survivor will want to miss ;). Pillar & Lone Foundation Update Earlier this week, we made a pretty big change to how pillars were functioning in regards to resource spawning in order to tackle a longstanding issue. Following the feedback from the community and some further roundtables, we’ve decided to make the following changes: First of all, we’ll be reverting the change which causes Pillars to prevent resources from respawning. They will now function how they did prior to the latest update. When this update is deployed, lone pillars and lone foundations on both PvE and PvP servers will be wiped. Going forward, both lone pillars and lone foundations will be placed on special timer where they will be destroyed after a short period of time, it can vary based on the material of the structure. Shortly ORP servers will be receiving the no build volumes around critical resource areas on the map. This change will go active and any structures that currently exist in those zones will be removed five days from now. As many players can agree, pillar spam has been a large problem especially with our PvE servers. The use of single pillars has been used as a way of claiming land and preventing people from building, which was never part of their intended mechanics. They are meant to be used to build bases and structures, full stop. We have chosen to be aggressive in the management and removal of pillars in hopes to limit the amount of griefing in a way that we feel will be best for the overall community and management of our official servers. We’re hoping this will help improve some of the issues that we face with the spam of both pillars and foundations, we’ll be monitoring to see the effects of our changes and as well as take note of your feedback to see how we can make the situation better going forward. Naughty or Nice is coming to town! The special SotF Gamemode known as Naughty or Nice will be making its official return as a new Total Conversion on Saturday September the 17th at 11AM EST! We will be hosting a special charity event where survivors will be put to the test in an all out 100 versus 100 battle over the course of 2 and a half hours. The survivors invited to attend the event will feature some of the best SotF players around, winners of previous events, the finalists who competed at ChinaJoy, as well as your favourite streamers, content creators and developers! The winning team will be awarded 100$ Steam Gift Cards and an equal donation will also be made to Charity. It’ll be a truly special elimination battle, so be sure to tune into the live event at www.twitch.tv/survivetheark casted by none other than typeForced! Community Contests! 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! And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 60 is… Wolf Angelus and their Moonscar Plantation! Excellent choice in music ahha and an absolutely gorgeous entry :)! We'd also like to congratulate the following survivors as runner ups for the contest, fantastic work everyone! Valoule and their Ghostbuster HQ! Full Album: http://imgur.com/a/3Vibp FataL1ty and their stARK House Sigil! Full Album: http://imgur.com/a/lhfFa ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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 60 is… Nakedzombo’s ARK Cinematic: YOU'RE TOO ATTACHED! We'd also like to congratulate the following survivors as runner ups for the contest! Lame Wolf Productions: MEGALOCEROS VOLCANO JUMP - ARK Bites GramOfMayo: Master Bait Shop Commercial Spoof That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to our winners! For a look at all the submissions, check out below; Fan Feature! Littleaipom’s Comic! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=740975725 Guardian of the Seas by Pepezilla Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=742717762 Dino Sketches by waternebula Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=738498370 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=740384904 Sharkcat’s Latest and Greatest Creature Skins! Roadrunner Gallimimus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=742610702 Hotrod Quetz Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=739821371 Killer Chicken Bald Eagle Sam’s Raptor and Rex by dinosaurman4 Lucy, Slow Down!!! By hamsterbluebow Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=739444944 Direwolf Silhouette by DaEndGame Spot the ARK by Lusaka6 Fanmade Dossier: Pseudaelurus by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=741804016 Fanmade Dossier: Charonosaurus by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=741803276 Fanmade Dossier: Bramatherium by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=741802777 Fanmade Dossier: Astalos by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=738367069 ARK BESTIARY - PELAGORNIS by ranger1presents Monkeypuzzle’s ARK Advanced [Mod] Tutorial! GTJack3d’s Hidden Lake Base! King of the Swamp by Squidge Meister! Journey into Evil by GramOfMayo! MrWhitehearth’s Raft Tutorial! Digest & Workshop Spotlight Unfortunately we won’t posting a Digest today or have a workshop spotlight - I know, we suck - we’re sorry! The upcoming patch, Primitive Plus for Xbox One, PAX plans, as well as regular development on both PC and Console has demanded quite a lot of our time and is keeping everyone as busy as bees. When we’ve managed to get things cleared up some more, we will be bringing back these sections of the Crunch! Hopefully we’ll be in a better place to do one next week And don’t worry, we’ll make up for it - we’ll have something special for you guys coming out on Monday And 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: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  22. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest! Survivor League July Championship Games! The ARK: Survival of the Fittest May Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, August 6th, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! The Survivors who have qualified for the event are listed here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/survivor-league-july-qualifiers/ The championship games will be shoutcasted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/survivetheark To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious! Hope we have an awesome Championship and get to see some great games! Community Contests! 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! There were a lot of fantastic entries this week, so it was very difficult to choose winners out of the bunch. Fantastic job by everyone who entered, but let’s get to it: The ARKitect for Community Crunch 59.. It’s a tie! Congratulations to: TimmyCarbine for their Modern House! LEETHEG666 for their Neon Village! We'd also like to congratulate Valoule as a runner up, a very impressive spaceship build! Full Album: http://imgur.com/a/paET8 ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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! The ARKVideo winner for Community Crunch 59 is… Nakedzombo for their ARK Cinematic! We'd also like to congratulate Squidge Meister as a runner up for their tribe’s Olympic experience. Very fitting and some very fun events! That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Base Camp Tours by ranger1presents Pooptopia - ARK Olympics by kortniechan Gaming Ark: Survival Evolved - March of the Dinosaurs - Boléro by Ravel by GreborgTV ARK Evolution - Structures Plus Mod by ranger1presents Tribute to Harambe by Micash41 Misclicks by LameWolfProductions Elevator Workshop by UniteTheClans! The Nest by Arahli Mortem Tupiu Fantasy Map by vwcamper Disney’s Up by FataL1ty! Earth Rex Hopes and Dreams by April Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=736448168 Sharkcat’s Skins! Tiger Allosaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=737166834 Leopard Allosaurus Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=737799159 Primal Stego Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=677130169 Fiery Phoenix Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=650102357 And an even larger collection of their warpaints can be seen here: Argentavis by Grand Argent Defender Okin! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=489406004 Sam’s Adventures by dinosaurman4 Cyber’s cliff-top base! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=735744781 Fanmade Mysterious Mysteries: ???????????? by Exthrotic Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=735788906 Fanmade Dossier: Kraken by MrEightEx Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=735854230 Fanmade Dossier: Hulkorus by CiTyS Fanmade Dossier: Beipiasaurus by CiTyS Fanmade Dossier: Bistahieversor by CiTyS Primitive+ Developers Blog from Complexminded Howdy Survivors! I hope you are having a blast with your new primitive items! Over the past week, I’ve been monitoring the forums and social media taking in your feedback. Your voices have been heard! I realize this launch wasn’t squeaky clean and not in the ideal place to launch the “official” version. Some of those arose due to the conversion to DLC, while others had already existed in the mod. It was never my intention to have someone first experience of Primitive Plus be riddled with issues and bugs. Needless to say, I’ve been busy in the lab making sure that I make this a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. Instead of releasing a lot of little patches which cause server owners to constantly update, I’ve been saving a bulk of the updates for a rather massive hotfix. You can take a look at what’s included here: Also, you can take a look at what’s been reported here: A big thanks to Jimmy NoShoes from the SurviveTheArk forums for compiling a comprehensive bug list. I optimistically wanted to get the patch out this week but I’d rather be 100% sure that any game-breaking bugs have been ironed out. We are only looking at a few more days - thanks for holding out! On a positive note, I’m excited for what the future holds for Primitive Plus. In addition to the launch on Xbox, I’ll still be adding new content that I’ve teased on my Twitter. Here’s what you can expect once we get to a ‘stable release’ Yurt - A placeable tent that you can put structures in!?!?! Rope Bridge - Compliment your adventures in the Redwoods Biome! Cooking Recipes - There’s more in store for all you primitive chefs! Trapping Expansion - More traps to catch the deadly predators on the island Custom Windows - Custom window styles that fit the P+ structure tiers Behemoth Gates - When regular sized gates aren’t enough These are just a few things that will be coming relatively soon! I have some larger scale ideas and primitive systems that I’m working on that I won’t say just yet Be sure to keep sending in your suggestions and feedback on what you like and don’t like! I want to thank all of the Primitive Plus fans for holding tight and also those who are trying it out for the first time. I will be sure to keep you updated with my progress on bug fixes and new things coming down the pipeline. I can’t thank you enough for your patience and feedback! The hotfix above will be in your hands in a few days - until then…… Cheers! Ced As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  23. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest! Nerd Out! So you guys may remember our friends over at Nerd Out, who made that awesome Evolve song right? Well, they're back again with another cool track. Check it out! ARK Survival Of The Fittest Song | "Fit For Survival" | #NerdOut! by Nerd Out! and if for some reason you haven't heard Evolve yet.. well, let's sort that out right now. ARK Digest! 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, GamerPerfection asks, “Would you be able to put a setting in, maybe in the INI, so that I can disable the flee mechanic completely for tamed dinos? So that I can have "fight to the death" scenarios?” FlyingJapman4 had some Primal Survival based questions... --- Survivor, FlyingJapman4 asks, “Will there be a commo-rose for each creature species, and will the AI react to those vocalization? For example, if a Rex player were to roar at a smaller species of carnivore who was wandering around a nesting spot, would the AI run away or continue to disregard the Rex until the player chose to attack as they do now? Would there be mating calls, "pack order" calls, etc?” Survivor, FlyingJapman4 also asks, “Since humans are required to drink water, will there be a "drinking" action similar to a "feeding" action for creatures? Or will drinking not be a thing in Primal Survival?” Survivor, FlyingJapman4 also asks, “Will there be breeding for the currently non-breedable species when this game mode launches, or will that be added later on? On top of that, will there be a change to the breeding mechanics for Player-AI breeding? Currently, AI creatures (tamed) have to be set to Wander while being boxed in with each other, and then both parents can just disregard the egg/baby entirely after mating while the human player takes care of it.” Survivor, FlyingJapman4 also asks, “Will all currently added creatures (up to the Titanosaur or Allosaur when it is added) be playable, or will they come out in tweeks and updates to the game mode?” --- Survivor, MiniMonyx asks, “Any chance we can get an upgrade to the grapple in the tek tier, either a grapple with durability instead of a one time use or a wearable gears similar to the "Attack on Titan" ODM gear?” Survivor, Falitian asks, “Despite the performance issues, any chance of getting VR Support for the HTC Vive, or at the least enable it as launchable through Steam VR so we can at least start testing/optimizing our rigs?” Survivor, MiniMonyx also asks, “Can Blueprints for items such as "Water Jars" and "Medium Crop plots" and structures such as "Metal Sign" and "Metal Wall" have some kind of discount so that its worth keeping those blueprints around” Survivor, maze asks, “Could we (again on Xbox) get an option to see 'extended HUD info' quickly? By just holding LB, maybe?” Survivor, Adamsmasher asks, “Could the tracking system's ping timer be extended? It shows only for a few seconds and, due to the names all being horizontal, it can be difficult to see the name you're seeking. However, if it was extended and/or a dot was added to our map then at least we could get a better idea where they were in relation to our position, even briefly.” Survivor, Creotor asks, “Please consider adding an autodestroy function & timers for tamed dinos and player bodies, like the one for structures. It would help a great deal with admin'ing.” Survivor, tomb asks, “Anything you can reveal about the upcoming Lycanthropy, Vampirism, and Zombietis that is coming to the halloween event? Will we be able to turn into wolfs during the fullmoon? Or is it more of the dodos turning into weredodos?” Survivor, tomb also asks, “How is the "only target wild" turret mode coming along?” Survivor, xKingPheonix asks, “Will every or at least most creatures have an alpha variant?” Survivor, Jtmorris asks ,”With the upcoming ability to host Xbox servers on PC, would that in theory make it possible to untether players in split screen?” Survivor, OrbitalPredator asks, “Will there be any sort of implementation for size variations with regular dinosaurs, much like the different sizes Coelacanth and Saber-toothed Salmon” Survivor, Vargen Saphia asks, “Could you please make so that if tribe owner is inactive for 30 days, the tribe ownership gets passed down to the most active admin or player in the tribe? I've been wanting so join other players tribe, merge tribes and change tribe name for a long time now, but since I am not the owner I cannot change the ownership of structures or dinos to personally owned, even though I am admin of the tribe.” Survivor, Martellus asks, “Vehicles and Bionics, is it still a debate/dialog at Wildcard?” Survivor, nscheffel asks, “Behemoth gates currently open inwards if you trigger the left door, and outwards if you trigger the right door. Can you make that a selectable option? In/out (current functionality), always inwards, and always outwards would be 3 extremely useful settings for all doors. “ Survivor, Irk asks, “We currently only have tranq/stone/metal arrows, but would it be possible to use leeches to make poison arrows?” Survivor, Nightkill101 asks, “With the Allosaurus out now with its pack tactics. Will the same thing be added to the dire wolves sometime soon?” Community Contests! 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 58 is… Valoule for his China ARKline! Full album: http://imgur.com/a/t5bHi We'd also like to announce two runners up that we were very impressed with, you'll all be awarded runner up prizes and thanks again for your awesome entries! Zergling939 for their Tree House! FataL1ty’s Wall-E! Full album: http://imgur.com/a/kl7M8 ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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! The ARKVideo winner for Community Crunch 58 is… ARK GOT ME A GIRLFRIEND! By nakedzombo We'd also like to announce Lame Wolf Production as a runner up for their Squeakers entry, congratulations! That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Fan Feature! 250 ALLOSAURUS VS GIGANOTOSAURUS! | SEA OF FIRE! | Ark: Survival Evolved by Syntac Gaming! Allosaurus - How to Tame/Everything you need to know! By Thick Freedom! MODDED ARK: Annunaki Genesis - TAMING A FROST DRAKE! By sl1pg8r Building a BIG Wall! :: ARK Survival Evolved Gameplay on IronMine by SWChris! ARK UPDATE v245 - ALLOSAURUS, PELAGORNIS, FISHING, GRINDER AND MORE!! By JayEx23! Dodorex Princess by Albina Diamond Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730545405 Treehouse by FinestCreature3 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=732900024 Wyerex’s Trike! Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=733858662 Drowsee and Squirtle! By Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730138638 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730035163 Harbour City II by Sharkking Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=701602515 Fanmade Dossier: Nigersaurus by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730031589 Fanmade Dossier: Marioth by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730917100 Fanmade Dossier: Isisaurus by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=731924148 Steam Free Weekend and Epic 50% Sale! http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110 To celebrate the release of Primitive+ as an Official Mod and the major update which came to The Center and ARK: Survival Evolved, From Thursday through Wednesday, July 28 - August 3, 2016, ARK: Survival Evolved is on sale for Steam players at 50% off (retail $29.99)! That’s it for this week’s post guys! Cedric’s catching up on some rest after the intense few weeks he’s had preparing for the release of Primitive+ DLC, so he’ll be back soon with his Workshop Spotlight! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  24. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest! "Forest Watcher by kampfer91" Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723498683 ARK Digest! 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, Adamsmasher asks, “Will the current tracking system get an update allowing more options or is there a more advanced version coming in the tek tier? Maybe an option to toggle personal or tribe dinos? This would help tremendously when seeking out a lost dino among a map full of tagged tribe dinos.” Survivor, Lowly asks, “With the addition of large dino doors (for flyer hangers ) can we have an option to separate the ride (mount/dismount) button from use (open/close doors)button both on xbox and on PC, the last thing we want to do is be wasting parachutes or falling to our deaths while trying to close a flyer hanger.” Survivor, royal1rish suggests “One suggestion. I would like to see the ability to name auto turrets. Example would be Bob lvl 1 was killed by Main base turret 5 showing up in the tribe log.” Survivor, EarlessPrince98 asks, “will you ever consider genetic manipulation for the tech tree such as letting me use DNA from Titanoboa with raptor eggs to make some venom infused guard lizards? infusing traits of various species would add a lot to breeding.” Survivor, Davamon asks, “Are you looking to increase the Tribe dino limit on Xbox? Or at least make it a server option? We run a private dedicated server for 5 or 6 friends and you hit the cap pretty quick with a functional egg farm. I understand there are performance limitations to consider, but being able to remove the limit when you know you only have a very low population would be great.” Survivor, Davamon also asks, “Will you be able to use items such as the map/gps while mounted on a water dino in the future? Having to dismount to check your position every 30s is pretty deadly in the depths of the ocean, and while using a Sarco is an option, it doesn't have the speed of an Ichy or Plesio. It doesn't make sense that you can do it on one mount and not another.” Survivor, TR-8R asks, “Question about creature that can climb tree or climb vertically like Thylacoleo or Megalania , how can they climb to Tree platform , and can they climb man-made wall too?” Survivor, TR-8R also asks, “Each fish have its own bait ? Or the bait only affect the size of the fish you can catch?” Survivor, Lowly asks, “Can we have the Addition of stone structure blueprints to beacons on primitive servers that do not have access to metal structures?” Survivor, cfrostyscriv asks, “Can we get an option for dinos to 'ignore whistles' (would like to whistle all to get all attack dinos but have egg farm ignore that whistle).” Survivor, Kaiju_Lord asks, “Will we be able to tame and "alpha" allosaurus when it gets added to the game? Will the alpha allosaurus be introduced with the regular allosaurus?” Survivor, MrBlackMagik asks, “It was mentioned that the Xbox version would be getting achievements in the next update. Will this be all of the achievements or just the first batch? Can you share any? PLEASE?!?!” Survivor, JaxD asks, “When am I going to be able to give my Mesopithecus a simple pistol and have it shoot my friends?” Survivor, Picolo XL asks, “Can we have PIN-codes on ORP structures disabled and can we have Structures in caves no longer get ORP on #OfflineRaidProtection Servers?” Community Contests! 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 56 is… A TIE! Redwood Treehouse Castle Showcase by Monkeypuzzle! and... Platform Plus Mod by ranger1presents! We'd also like to announce a runner up... Starter Village by PyroDragn! More screenshots: http://imgur.com/gallery/sX0jl Amazing builds this week! ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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! The ARKVideo winner for Community Crunch 56 is… Pokemon Go Evolved (Ark: Survival Evolved Cinematic) by nakedzombo! We'd also like to announce a runner up that we were very impressed with! You'll also be awarded a runner up prize! Ark Pokemon Evolved by Zadira! Love the Pokemon related content this week. Gotta tame 'em all! That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Beautiful Redwoods Village in The Maw :: Ep. 36 :: Ark: Survival Evolved :: Ark Let's Build Series by UniteTheClans THIS GUY WAS A SERIOUSLY BAD IDEA! - True Story feat. VuxxyGaming (Ark: Survival Evolved Cinematic) Ark Carts & Wagons Mod Spotlight by Firespark81 Dev Kit Preview by AsH Ark Steampunk Mod Armor Preview! by iSpeZz http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=679529026 tayoh's ark shenanigans by Filthy Casual Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=720862192 Dino love by diskONE Treehouse by Sitharias Source: Pve Base by Gnyllen Source: The Big Wheel by Valoule More screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/WEkS8 Lepidotes Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=724760717 Pezosiren Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=724646975 Ark Breeding Phase 3: Random Mutations 3 by King Sandbox Warrior ✥ Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=724512329 Carchar Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723700861 Megaraptor Dossier by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723466913 Brygmophyseter Dossier by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=722399693 Brachiosaurus Dossier by Dinossword Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=721367798 my rhino by 赤石 剛次 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723011527 Winter Camo Titanosaur by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=721789814 Forest Camo Titanosaur by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=721723344 That’s it for this week’s post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark Much love, Wildcard Jen and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
  25. Hello Survivors, Welcome to your latest edition of the Community Crunch and ARK Digest! Summer Cup and Survival of the Fittest! In a little over a week from now we'll be hosting the Summer Cup Season 1 Finals live from Shanghai ChinaJoy. The teams are currently practising and getting ready to travel to Shanghai later this week to compete in an epic series! Later this week be announcing where you can tune into the games and at what time to support your favourite tribe's conquest for the Summer Cup. For those of you who haven't been keeping up and would like a chance to watch the Semi Final games from earlier this month, check out our previous announcement which covers the finalists and their journey to Shanghai: And in addition to that, we’ve still got some major updates to come regarding SotF and its development which we will let you know more about in the near future so stay tuned for extra details! ARK Digest! Hey guys, There won't be a Digest this week! I know, boo! Sorry, we've just been hard at work on the upcoming patch so the the Digest will be making it's reappearance next week :). Community Contests! 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 57 is… TwitchRP - Public Library - ARK: Survival Evolved by eco Congratulations eco! Looks like an awesome place to hang out and we'd also like to give a special shout-out to Wolf Angelus for their awesome build! Reign of Vlad Tepes ARKVideo! This contest is open for 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! The ARKVideo winner for Community Crunch 57 is… YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS NEW POTION I FOUND! - Ark: Survival Evolved Cinematic by nakedzombo That’s it for this week’s entries guys! Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners and if you’d like to take a look at what all the survivors submitted, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Beware the Sl1pg8r by Green Man Cartoons ft sl1pg8r Massive Gladiator Battle by ThickFreedom! RANGER CHRONICLES #14 - ARBORIA (Chapter 2 Intro) by ranger1presents ARK: Survival Evolved [MODDED] | Ep5 | THE GEORGIAN MINISTRY OF HIGHWAYS SHOWCASE by Squidge Meister Parkemon by Valoule KITING A TITANOSAUR TO SEA FAIL! :: How NOT to Drown a Titano :: Ep. 42 :: Ark: Survival Evolved by UniteTheClans Building Vertical EP1 - Ark Treehouse Basics by Firespark81 Vastatosaurus Rex by Meiolania Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=727759144 Lego Battle Trike by c-rex0129 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=725744507 Pokemon Pidgeot by Sharkcat Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=729324090 Fanmade Dossier: Irritator by Tasfariel Fanmade Dossier: Edmontosaurus by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=725321268 Fanmade Dossier: Baggi & Great Baggi by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=726426419 Fanmade Dossier: Acanthostega by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=726956742 Fanmade Dossier: Shogun Ceanataur by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=727796349 Fanmade Dossier: Ostafrikasaurus by Shadlos Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=727841811 Fanmade Dossier: Fatalis by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=727385515 Fanmade Dossier: Leaellynasaura by Mega Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=726014368 Fanmade Dossier: Meolania by jugglebird Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=725171763 Fanmade Dossier: Confuciusornis by [ESA] Parrotmarauder327 Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=725274275 Primitive+ Developers Blog! Hey fellow survivors! We are getting close to the official launch of Primitive+ and I thought it would be a good time to go over what Primitive+ is and what you can expect to find in it. The total conversion won’t be much of a change for those who already survive primitively, but for those who are used to more modern things like electricity will be in for quite a change! Everyone’s vision of what ‘primitive’ is can differ. Because of this, it’s probably best to say that primitive in this case means no electricity. While Primitive+ is primitive in nature, it’s not like ‘stone age’ primitive. The premise of the mod is “What would ARK look like if we took our current knowledge and the resources provided to try and survive”. While things like electricity and AC might not be realistic in this scenario, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have some luxuries while surviving in the primitive lifestyle. Primitive+ takes away modern conveniences and leaves you to survive the way that many people did for years, and still live to this day. There is no electric or anything that might require electric (AC, Fabricator, etc). Although some of those modern conveniences are gone, I’ve given you a lot more content to fulfill your adventures on the island. You will find that most of the content fits nicely with roleplaying or PVE experiences. For those that prefer PVP, there’s content in there for you too! For PVP’ers I’ve added more weapons and different ways of raiding bases and fulfilling your PVP desires. You might find that the barrel of gunpowder has some detrimental effects and is highly temperamental. Maybe you prefer to take a battleaxe into your fight. Maybe you prefer ranged damage and opt for the longbow, musket, or flintlock pistol. No matter how you choose to engage your foes, there should be an option for you in Primitive+. In addition to the PVP content that’s been added, there’s tons of contents for those who want to simply enjoy their time on the island and make the best of it. You might prefer to be a master chef with the different consumables and crops that Primitive+ has to offer. If that doesn’t suit your play-style, you might prefer to become a merchant and set up a market with market stalls for trading. The goal of Primitive+ will always be to expand upon the content that ARK already provides so you will find that Primitive+ isn’t a lot different than the core game. It diversifies the core resources to allow for a more immersive and personable experience. I mean who doesn’t want to send mail to friends using the in-game mailing system in Primitive+!? You could even invite them over for dinner and cook a meal. There are dozens of new resources to collect including an additional 11 crop seeds that you will be able to plant and grow. Primitive + adds 230 different items that are not in the core game which includes 3 new building tiers (lumber, cement/brick, and adobe). Since metal structures are not a thing in Primitive+, cement and brick offer the highest line of defense against raiders. There are certain things that didn’t make the cut for the initial release that I plan on expanding upon in further updates. Primitive+ will receive future updates and content as the core game matures and adds more features. I hope you are excited for the future of Primitive+, because this is just the beginning!!!!! A special thanks for all the testers that have been helping me get this squeaky clean before release. That’s not to say there won’t be some minor issues, but nothing game-breaking. Get ready to live off the land! - Ced --- That’s it for this week’s post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @survivetheark - Facebook at www.facebook.com/survivetheark and Reddit at www.reddit.com/r/playark All the best, Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team! View full article
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