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Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????, ARK Digest 50 & Community Crunch 104!

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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? ARK Digest 50! Here is our special Aberration edition 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 Eschmidty505 asks, "Will Aberration have an Ascension boss like the island?" Survivor NeckRipper asks, "Will dlc content carrier over to the different arks island, center and rag? Like zipline, ice picks ect…" Survivor danleveille asks, "How will taming work in Aberration? Will there be any major changes to the taming mechanic or will it remain roughly similar? Will there be Kibble? Asking for a friend." Survivor xViiVD asks, "I have heard from multiple sources that there will be no fliers on this map. Will you restrict any form of transferring fliers or will tribes be allowed to move pteras and wyverns over to Aberration from the island? Survivor OnePotatoChip asks, "Does this map have more of a PvE focus or at least more PvE oriented content?" Survivor WeebTrash asks, "I heard that because of how Aberration's map is designed, gamma won't work on it to make it lighter, is this true? If so, is there gonna be a server option for unofficials to enable gamma working on that map?" Survivor RaifuForLaifu asks, "What are "Element Chambers"?" Survivor HighFlyer15 asks, "Unlike Scorched Earth, where we saw a whole lot of creatures from the Island, can we expect only to see new creatures on Aberration?" Survivor Wolf Angelus asks, "What has persuaded you guys to go the sci-fi approach? You could have picked many different routes, but what was the logical thought for this choice, and the incorporation of radiation, and other such things that are "space-themed"?" Survivor Blackwolfe asks, "Will the cliff platforms be like the tree platforms in the way that they can only be placed in specific spots or will you be able to place them anywhere? Will you be able to snap things on cliff platforms?" Survivor PuffyPony asks, "A big part of Aberration is the idea that a malfunctioning ARK led to mutations in its population. Are we getting/can we get lore into what developed into what? Like the Lantern Pug appears to be a mutated Angler, the Rock Drake could be a Megalania, the crazy Mysterious Mysteries #1 a Thylacoleo... I'd love to get some of the background on that, since it'd tie the DLC into the base game nicely." Survivor alcarazr asks, "Will we be able to directly harvest Element in Aberration, either as a resource (with a new tool, such as a special pick) or by killing certain creatures?" Survivor Deaner asks, "Will Aberration have a new building tier just like Scorched Earth got the adobe building tier?" Survivor lysergicsid asks, "It was mentioned that the Ark in Aberration has an unstable atmosphere, leaks, etc. so how does that tie into the gameplay, if at all? Like are there some areas where you can suffocate outside of water? If so, will there be any masks or tools that can counteract this?" Survivor TalSet asks, "This world is supposed to be hostile with mutants correct? Is it going to be one of those situations where its very difficult to start and you constantly die as you spawn?" Survivor DauntedVenus asks, "Well, the question most of the community will ask is... will there be legacy servers for this DLC?" Survivor DiloFodder asks, "Will you be able to fire weapons from the back of the rock wyvern? I think it would be equal parts amazing and terrifying to have a firing platform for a sniper that functions as a glider and can utilize a basic active camouflage and would be awesome to use for guerrilla style warfare." Survivor Ashtray asks, "Will the cave climbing picks be able to be used freely on any cliff/cave or only on certain areas?" Survivor Colonel Siberia asks, "How useful a role will regular land animals with no climbing dynamics be in moving about? Will we be able to go from one biome to the next without needing to switch to a more mobile creature like the showcased rock drake? Or will there be geographical limitations that necessitate adding all-terrain creatures to our arsenals and adapting to the topography?" Survivor Colonel Siberia asks, "How will earthquakes change the way players build their bases and raise their dinos? Are the earthquakes capable of damaging structures and, if so, are there any ways we can mitigate these effects?" Survivor Colonel Siberia asks, "How will radiation affect the way players explore and how will hazard suits work with the system? Will there be any strange creatures that survive, and possibly even thrive, in radiation zones? Is the radiation solely on the surface, or will we encounter some underground, as well?" 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 25th 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... EXFIB0! PGMapName=ProcdeuralARK20170922101007 PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=210;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=5.486876;Mountains Frequency=15.961546;Mountains Slope=2.399481;MountainsHeight=1.097475;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=0.520072;RWBiomeSize=0.026648;MountainBiomeStart=-0.599654;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.731475;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 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! Ash - Final Battle Runners up! Ego - Nom! Squidge Meister by Direct Hit! roguewolf91 - The Face of Fear Honourable Mentions! Ego - The watcher of the depths Wolf Angelus - Travelling With The Pack Wolf Angelus - Mini-Dino Park Wolf Angelus - Action Stunt Shot, Take 2 Soul53 by Relaxing Flight Soul53 by Dipping Wingtips Soul53 by Light in the Dark Soul53 by Cave Exploring Soul53 by Chilly Fly Soul53 - Aerial Attack Squidge Meister - Rising Air Currents Squidge Meister by Poop in Fear Pollti - The Iceworm Queen awakes Pollti - Tek Sword & Fire Wyvern Pollti - Fight the Lava Golem Pollti - Bionic Rex Pollti - Bionic Giga LysergicSid - Under Construction EXFIB0 - Fire EXFIB0 - Hurt EXFIB0 - Ice Wyvern Valoule - Drone pilote BatmanTDKR - Stormbringer Ash - Somewhere in a far galaxy Ash - Something went wrong Ash - Look into Its eye Ash - Blade Runner Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! Valoule - Fireflies Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Crystals EXFIB0 - Floating Islands Wolf Angelus - Aquarium Reception Wolf Angelus - Air Dome EXFIB0 - Sea Crystals roguewolf91 - Winter's Embrace Wolf Angelus - Cave Wolf Angelus - Exploring With The Pack Wolf Angelus - Gift Shop Wolf Angelus - Open Cages Wolf Angelus - Restaurant Wolf Angelus - Splash Zone Wolf Angelus - Water Show Freeform! Winner! F1r3fly - Attack on Titan Runner Up! Valoule - ARKY POTTER Honourable Mentions! Squidge Meister - Going Ham 2 roguewolf91 - Olympus Tourism Postcard Wolf Angelus - (Graffiti Poster) ARKham Joker's Revenge 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 104 is... Eco's Garden Decor Mod | Official Cinematic Showcase by Jukari! 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 104 is… a three-way tie! Between... Spark Invaders (Playable !) by Valoule! The Krusty Krew's Henrietta by DoctorEnema! and Ragnarok UNDERWATER BASE Atlantis BASE TOUR | Ark Survival [NO MODS] by badassunicorn! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! THE MOST DISTURBING THING HAPPENED TO ME IN ARK! INSANE CLOWN TROLLING! by nakedzombo INTRODUCING THE CLEMENTINE by ranger1presents Ark: Scorched Earth TV by Dax and Tag New Wyvern Trench Foot Excursion by MonkeyManTV 4 Days Of Official Server PvP | [PvP Montage/Compilation] by EXFIB0 Brians the Carnos bad day. by LordVargar ARK 100 Ways To Die - Scorched Earth Deaths With the Gaming Evolved Crew! by Myndmelt Fort Stone Fall by The Pilgrim Smurf Village by Lusaka6 Huge base build on tree platforms on Ragnarok Ark Survival Evolved by Travis138 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by milokamilo EL TORO by milokamilo Majungasaurus by milokamilo Security Guard Kentrosaurus by Sharkcat Desert Camo Kentrosaurus by Sharkcat Snow Camo Kentrosaurus by Sharkcat Forest Camo Kentrosaurus by Sharkcat Wip / Rip my character by Tsumegön Dodoraptor Concept art by DodoRupter666 Shockal and the Phoenix Sivatherium Dossier (FAN MADE) by Davey Jones 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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