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Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! This week we're preparing for Fear Evolved 5 which will run from Tuesday, October 26th until Tuesday, November 9th! We'll be sharing the full event details in the next Community Crunch. In addition to Fear Evolved, Extra Life is right around the corner! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/527602c22d11114d8b507d54a970c5868c8ca143.png If you've never tuned in for our 24-hour ExtraLife stream, you're in for a treat! As usual, we'll be sharing upcoming ARK info, playing games, and most importantly raising money for kids in need for 24 hours! It all goes down on November 6th at 10am PDT. Join us for our seventh ExtraLife event and help us raise some money #ForTheKids! If you are interested in joining our team to help raise money, we'd love to have you! Check out this link for more information on how to get started. All donations go to the Extra Life organization and contribute to raising the Official Network rates! We'll be sharing an event outline and details on boosted Official Network rates in the near future! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg There is no EVO event this week! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fda81d10ad207588683a3fb23db8194e258daa65.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/29ceeb00d79ba1e9c6d9e820f14f1e0dc388aec1.png

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{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/5bf63ab58346c8582f649ab26135a6028a4b99c5.png Download in high-resolution Have you met our feisty and featherweight flier, Sinomacrops? In Community Crunch 282, we released the Sinomacrops dossier for the upcoming Lost Island free DLC map. Although our new friend may seem to mostly have its strength in traversal, Sinomacrops brings substantial utility for players of all types. A secondary inventory is available to players whilst it is shoulder-mounted and Sinomacrops packs a significant weight reduction on the items it's carrying for you! Who's ready to say hi to their new backpack buddy!? {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/3271965d1f80e5739b7bfabceb89afdb9b4f97d7.jpg In addition to Sinomacrops, Amargasaurus and Dinopithecus will make it's way to Lost Island later this year. Although Dinopithecus won the community vote for the Lost Island Creature Submission, we're looking forward to doing it again later this year. What creature would you like to see added to ARK? Quality Of Life and Balance Patch We plan to release a Quality of Life and Balance pass next week on PC, and a little further down the road on console. This patch will include various QoL additions along with some important balance-changes predominantly aimed at PvP. One of the key aspects we looked at in regards to balance is the prevalence of

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Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! We're getting the weekend started with an EVO event and taking a look at some amazing community art! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg An ARK Evolution Event is active until Monday the 4th with the following EVO perks on all Official Servers! 2X Taming 2X Harvesting 2X XP {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fda81d10ad207588683a3fb23db8194e258daa65.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/29ceeb00d79ba1e9c6d9e820f14f1e0dc388aec1.png Creator: The Johtunn Bandit What is an super-omni-trap? Check out this video which boasts to hold over 65 creatures! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bReFrh_WEnY Creator: Cantex Do all ARK creatures stand a chance against the Ice Titan and Forest Titan? Let's find out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsvfUue7Lr0 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a4a694d355897308d82ca4b9a2ad21dc36180aa7.png ARK Survival Evolved Hollow Knight by Chervendiga {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/d0ec980888470aee34aefa290e252d8e37c6df63.jpg TEK Therizinosaurus Fan Concept by EmilyStepp {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/7de11c6d49cd15f9df7bd15960597645b8c0c772.jpg Acro Head Final by GarboAnimations {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/21f47fa5d5327bc358c2c95adbb4bb15c35250a5.jpg Three Gun Mussel by @J0vando {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/30c0a02dc41cfc3a953cf4f4d783eb4df8dfebd1.jpg

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Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! This week we rolled out the optimized Dedicated Storage change to PlayStation. We're working on rolling those changes out to XBOX next week. Take a look at some community content from this week as we prep for an action-packed end of the year! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg An ARK Evolution Event is active until Monday the 27th with the following EVO perks on all Official Servers! 3X Taming 3X Harvesting 3X XP {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fda81d10ad207588683a3fb23db8194e258daa65.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/29ceeb00d79ba1e9c6d9e820f14f1e0dc388aec1.png Creator: UpFromTheDepths Check out a teaser for the upcoming episode to the Paleo ARK series! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5JyvyJO8Po Creator: Syntac Would you try and fight The Overseer with a Deinonychus? Well, Syntac did! Find out if he succeeds! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO7XMyBAHGI {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a4a694d355897308d82ca4b9a2ad21dc36180aa7.png Primal Fear by GustavoGarcez {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/bc4318d8744230bc13c86208c1edb591a67deaab.jpg "Kiara" The Shadowmane by Irinaal9 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/00d95a25abda7104496b5226174e31c652076ec2.jpg Giganotosaurus by @N_Life93 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/66397c3d4cd1c82c06c4678f49c2d7b527fd8369.jpg

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Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! This week, initially on PC, we rolled out a refactored version of the dedicated storage structure. Our impetus for doing so was optimization and performance improvements for dedicated servers. Previously, Dedicated Storages used to hold up to 1800 stacks of a single item. On a typical popular server, there are usually thousands of dedicated storage boxes across an entire save, many of which are filled with stacks. On some of our most populated Official Servers, we see save files with over 65,000 dedicated storages -- many of them full (these were PVE servers). As you can imagine, this is a lot of items, like... a lot, a lot. How does this impact our servers? In our worst-case scenario, taking a server with 65,000 dedicated storages, let’s assume 70% of these are full; that means we’re talking 81,900,000 stacks, just from dedicated storage boxes alone. These all contribute to how well the server runs in terms of framerate, as well as the memory cost. Each ‘stack’ costs a little bit of both. So a rework was necessary, and the results have proven to be great! This isn't a magic bullet and you won't suddenly see servers drop half their memory cost or double in performance, but we are seeing significant gains across our network on all maps. Some savings are as high as 10GB on

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Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! This week we're taking a look at what's happening in the community in the Community Corner. Things may seem quiet on the homefront, but we're gearing up for a great close-out to the year! Lost Islands, three new creatures, another community creature vote, Extra Life, holiday events, and more will give everyone something to enjoy this holiday season! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg An ARK Evolution Event is active until Monday, the 13th with the following EVO perks on all Official Servers! 2X Taming 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation) 2X Harvesting 2X XP 2X Hexagon Bonus {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fda81d10ad207588683a3fb23db8194e258daa65.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/29ceeb00d79ba1e9c6d9e820f14f1e0dc388aec1.png Creator: Leo The various '100 days' series have become popular in the community, so here's a different take: 100 days as a master tamer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUTVpHndbfw Creator: Cjthecheesedj Are these the top 10 traveling creatures to tame? Chime in and let us know! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC4askVKDbc {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a4a694d355897308d82ca4b9a2ad21dc36180aa7.png ARK Raptor evolution to TEK by @Ica7

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