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Community Crunch 97 & ARK Steam Summer Sale!

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Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Let's get started with some news. Pre-Orders and Limited Collector’s Edition! In case you missed our E3 news, ARK has it's official release date, August 8, 2017! Along with our official release comes the opportunity to pre-order and get yourself a limited collector's edition of ARK, which comes with a whole bunch of goodies shown in the picture above. Read more at the link below: ARK: Evolution Event Weekend! It's party time! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special extended Evolution Event! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 26th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate 2x Baby Mature Speed 2x Egg Hatching & Gestation Speed 2x Mating Interval (LESS!) Steam Summer Sale! As part of the Steam Summer Sale, ARK is 51% off and Scorched Earth is 51% off! After this sale, ARK will be receiving a price change so that we have parity with our retail release. If you or your friends haven't picked up a copy yet and want to get it before the retail price applies, now is definitely the time to do so! Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let's check out the entries for this weeks contest! This week's contest winner is... Wolf Angelus! Settings: PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=13;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=3.15;Mountains Frequency=12;Mountains Slope=1.95;MountainsHeight=.8;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.4;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=10;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.05;ErosionStrength=0.15;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.14;RWBiomeSize=0.09;MountainBiomeStart=-0.49;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.59;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.005;JungleTreeDensity=0.50;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.010;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.07;ShoreTreeDensity=0.32;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.023;ShorelineThickness=0.035;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.6f,Y=0.6f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.35f,Y=0.35f);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: 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! F1r3fly - Migrating to Ragnarok StateofMynd42 - The Most Metal Album Cover Ever Runners Up! StateofMynd42 - Everything the Light Touches Pollti - The Four Elements Honourable Mentions! Christopher Warburton - Ahhhh! Christopher Warburton - Enter the arena Christopher Warburton - Manticore Arena Christopher Warburton - Traversing the desert in style Domino - The Shadow Road Ego - This is a beautiful fantasy world FataL1ty - Fishing FataL1ty - Leap FataL1ty - Munch! FataL1ty - Scenic Stroll 2 FataL1ty - Shadow Bronto Jamie Weaver - View from above Joe Lally - Natural Habitat Natsu - Feel the Beat Norlinri - Is it a gorilla Norlinri - TEK cave Norlinri - The Cunning Norlinri - Uh oh Pollti - Tek Tapejaras roguewolf91 - Combing the Beach roguewolf91 - Mountain Majesty roguwolf91 - Artemis Smiles Upon It Starwolf23 - TheEntrepreneur StateofMynd42 - Portrait of a Hyaenodon Stevie - Battle Of The Elements Wolf Angelus - Dino Hotsprings Wolf Angelus - Embrace Tranquility Wolf Angelus - Morning Pounce [Version 2] Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! FataL1ty - Starry Night Honourable Mentions! FataL1ty - Canyon FataL1ty - Lookout Dawn FataL1ty - Lookout Day FataL1ty - Lookout Dusk FataL1ty - Piggy-back FataL1ty - Tower View Kovko - Guardian Kovko - On Fire roguewolf91 - The Forgemaster's Domain, Hephaestus Wolf Angelus - Break of Dawn Wolf Angelus - Hotsprings [Version 1] Wolf Angelus - Hotsprings [Version 2] Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - A NIGHTMARE ON ARK STREET Runner Up! F1r3fly - Ark's Hogwarts Honourable Mentions! Cheb - Freedom Cheb - Swing of Faith Joe Lally - Tek Of The Skies Kovko - Not again Natsu - Fishing 2 StateofMynd42 - The Rescuers Down Under Valoule - Jaws 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 97 is... runswithpencil! 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 97 is… It's a tie! We'd like to wish a huge congratulation to... Wolf Angelus and their Summer Retreat! and.. Valoule for their tARKVern! You can check out the full album here: If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! WAR CRIMES! Rogue Two by LameWolfProductions BOWT Tarrey Town House & Ragnarok Base Locations by SWChris Dock and Lighthouse Building Montage by Selvalis ARK: Dodo Cinematic Dossier | #001 | by ShipWrekt How to Tame a Trike (Bear Grylls Intro Parody) by The Joe From Idaho Show Building with Stevie - Lakeside Stone/Glass Greenhouse! by XxStevieLad87xX Building with Stevie - Cliffside Cabin! by XxStevieLad87xX Say Cheese by GeeKy gAMer Exploring Ragnarok - Ice Cave by MonkeyManTV Broodmother Battle by XxStevieLad87xX Ragnarok Base Locations by AxeMan Mini Pirate Ship by RYANT1UM Castle Build by RYANT1UM Log Cabin Manor by RYANT1UM MeeMaw wants a Pony!!! by The Geeky Granny Desert Overlook Home by Kortniechan Megalania Mainia by Arahli How to Tame a Yutyrannus by Violet Source: Thylacoleo vs Raptor by Akhoris Source: Help me by Кто я такой? Source: Cute Rex by Autu Source: Father's Day by Mickey Source: Mosa Rex by Wimble Bimble Nipple Flipple666 Source: Ragnarok by Voltzahl Source: Different Perceptions by Violet Source: Wyvern Artwork by -Asttrox- Source: Sloppy Griffin by Sonne4711 Source: Random Creature Concept by Dead Nitr0th3Edg3l0rd Source: Rainbow Griffin by Jameegi Source: Forest Camo Griffin by Sharkcat Source: Snow Camo Griffin by Sharkcat Source: 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: Facebook: Reddit: Instagram: All the best, Wildcard Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team

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