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Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????, ARK Digest 49 & Community Crunch 103!

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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. Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is? Xbox Play Anywhere & Rentable Servers! We have some information to share on the Xbox Play Anywhere and Rentable Servers front. Unfortunately, due to the weather and some other unavoidable circumstances, our plans for mid-month have been slightly pushed back. Our current timeline is looking like the end of the month, but when we get closer to that we'll be able to provide you with a more specific date. We're still hard at work on all of these aspects; allowing players to rent their own PC Servers, as well as all the fun with the Windows 10 Version of the game and Crossplay between Xbox and Windows 10 Players! ARK Digest 48! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, Co-Creative Director of ARK: Survival Evolved, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard: Jeremy "Drake" Stieglitz! Survivor JozaSeraf asks, “So now when titanboa's are tameable, is there possibilaty to add them some sort of turret mode? Like they only bite until target is unconscious? That way we can have pits full of snakes and drop dino's in.” Survivor TranqRex asks, “You’re not able to Scorched Earth on a Player Dedicated Server unless you own the DLC. Will this be changed, as you can host on PC without.” Survivor Hazelnut20 asks, “Could you create a 'flee' aggression status, so that if something hits your dinosaur, that it runs away, instead of standing in direct line of fire?” Survivor Hosscat asks, “Being an achievement hunter and enjoying some of the challenges ARK gives to obtain some of the achievements I was excited to see The Center map had its own specific achievement. Will more achievements for other maps be released, such as Scorched Earth or Ragnarok only achievements?” Survivor AbeHikura asks, “are the future expansions already decided by the team (hence the season pass) or are you guys carefully monitoring us for inspiration? Will these expansions be the same or larger than Scorched earth (content wise)?” Survivor Mendoza asks, “Have you considered any further the decision to make above ground beacon drops fully random?” Survivor TheGamingGomer asks, “Will we get splitscreen on console player dedicated servers? My brother and our friend would like to be able to play together without having three consoles or all getting on at the same time.” Survivor Ulkusus asks, “Command/execute on starting ark: scan your steam achievements and update your local profile accordingly so one can get skins back after a reinstall of the game?” Survivor EternalUniverse asks, “Can we please have a respawn protection (ya'know when you respawn and you are into that animation that takes a long time to finish and then you get spawn killed by a dino?)” Survivor Nightmare2772 asks, “Will Aberration feature a new plant species? Plant Species Z maybe? I like the idea of a huge carnivorous plant.” Survivor KraziestKraken asks, “This is kind of a random question, but is the woman riding the raptor on the box art Helena? I've always thought so, but i'd like confirmation. “ Survivor NeckRipper asks, “Will the dlc content of Aberration carry over and be usable in the other Arks like the island, center and rag?” Survivor Nch1418 asks, “First, are there plans to expand the story into the newly announced Aberration expansion and the other expansion coming in 2018? Second, will we be getting Explorer Notes from any new characters besides the six already introduced? Third, any small hints on what the 2018 DLC is going to involve or what it will be centered around (e.g. further story content, etc.)?” Survivor Gibsy asks, “Are you guys still going ahead with the revamp of the older dinos? If so when are we likely to see it” ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 7th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate 2x Maturing 2x Hatching 2x Gestation 2x Faster Mating Interval Rates Community Contests! Player Procedurally Generated Maps! The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let's check out the entries for this weeks contest! This week's contest winner is... Wolf Angelus! PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=916;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4.3;Mountains Frequency=12;Mountains Slope=1.99;MountainsHeight=.9;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.5;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=25;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.01;ErosionStrength=0.01;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.10;RWBiomeSize=0.10;MountainBiomeStart=-0.48;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.535;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.004;JungleTreeDensity=0.35;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.0125;SnowTreeDensity=1.25;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.035;ShoreTreeDensity=0.31;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.035;ShorelineThickness=0.0087;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.35f,Y=0.35f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.55f,Y=0.55f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f) If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide: NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes Super Resolution! Winner! Blue Dragon - The ARK Network Runners up! F1r3fly - Ragnarok Ocean View Wolf Angelus - Go For The Throat Ego - The coming of Wali al Asvad Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Blaze Burn Blue Dragon - Crystal Flight Blue Dragon - Homo deus Blue Dragon - Phoenix Flight Blue Dragon - Star map Blue Dragon - Super heat Ego - The Magic of Ascension F1r3fly - Cross-over Norlinri - Alliance Norlinri - Dragon Norlinri - Followed Norlinri - Hurt Norlinri - Purification Norlinri - Ragnarok arena Pollti – happy otter family Pollti - the beast attacks StateofMynd42 - Barbershop Quintet StateofMynd42 - Pyrotechnics StateofMynd42 - Totally Rad StateofMynd42 - Rize Of Phoenix TheSlayerNL - Wyvern Tower Valoule - Alien Map Valoule - Beautiful on the outside Valoule - Gift from the skies Valoule - Gifts Valoule - Last challenge Valoule - Last Wisp Valoule - Second before to die Wolf Angelus - Sneak Attack Wolf Angelus - Wildfire Smoke Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Valoule - Stars Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Victory Valoule - Gift from the skies Wolf Angelus - Before the Sun Rises Wolf Angelus - No Way Out Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - IT Runner Up! F1r3fly - Raiders of the Lost Ark Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Thug Life Cheb - Ancient Pillars Cheb - Desert Shootout Cheb - Mind the gap Starwolf23 - SharpDressedDudes StateofMynd42 - You Otter Know Teagana - Demon Tapejara Valoule - The Tek cave club ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 103 is... ARK: EPIC RAP BATTLE!! Ep 1 by RockyXGaming ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 103 is… ARK:Survival Evolved :: Gamescom & Pax West PVP Base Build!!! by GG Fizz! We'd also like to announce a runner up... Future Tek Zoo & Aquarium (Movie) - Ft. All current Dinos (excluding boss/event, special creatures) by Wolf Angelus! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Rusty the Jerboa - For everyone who's lost a tame in ARK! by F1r3fly ARK: Avatark Vikings | [Prologue] Where did we go wrong? by GG Fizz Inverted Outhouse?! : S4Ep6 : Gaming Evolved Server by Arahli ARK OF DUTY & Call Of The Wild with YOUTUBERS! Jade Plays Game Patreon Server by Myndmelt ARK WHERE TO FIND OTTER ON RAGNAROK - HOW TO TAME AND BREED - MELTED CHEESE RAGNAROK SERVER by Myndmelt Scenic Wedding Bridal Dressing Room :: Exploring ARK Ragnarok Official Map :: Cool Base Locations by SWChris Massive Castle/ Fortress Build on Scorched Earth Ark Survival Evolved by Travis138 ARK Survival Evolved by Dragonarcwar Ark Survival Evolved - Welcoming (PART 65) by gOOglyOwl My First Arkwork by Sp00ki "Dinner time!" by MYARKFATE1991 Omega Rex by milokamilo JW ANKY lvl 40 by milokamilo How about the livyatan? by 睡鲨级核潜艇 Here comes the Mam-moth! by ⚡Shockal⚡ Dossier: Gorgonopsid by Scanova the Carnotaurus Dossier: Suchomimus by Scanova the Carnotaurus Dossier: Mosasaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus Archelon Dossier by OOF!!! Map Ragnarok by Brayus Maulnus 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, Studio Wildcard

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