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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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{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/2a71a18491da2f00d331b1989c37919c76e51f04.jpg Download in high resolution Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! In the lead-up to the release of the Lost Island, a free DLC map coming later this year, we've been engaging the community and seeing what creatures you'd like to see on the upcoming release. During the first-ever official community vote, we saw a heated race as we narrowed down which creature would be one of the 3 new creatures that release with Lost Island. Although Dinopithecus emerged as the clear winner, today we may have an addition that's fairly familiar to the community and the final creature being added to Lost Island! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/3e276394e88e6e7899cbd24327c3ad08e27446c6.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/285ce4da0a80b90abae78705e238056fd4705ced.jpg Download in high resolution {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/6030b873c18c32a4466d131a1dc8ba2ef778eb7a.png Sinomacrops bondei is a friendly and curious little pterosaur. It may approach and investigate unfamiliar creatures, but Sinomacrops does spook easily. When threatened, it will unfurl its wings to reveal deimatic eyespots in an attempt to confuse or scare predators away. Still, Sinomacrops seems to be a highly intelligent creature that craves social interaction. While it's normally curious and friendly, Sinomacrops'

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The best Ark: Survival Evolved mods can be tricky to fine, especially if you don't know what to look for. The dinosaur hunting survival game has already seen legions of modders looking to add a little something extra to the open-world game. But, oh god, that creates a whole host of possibilities to consider. Namely, what the hell should you be adding to your own game or server? And what are the best Ark mods? Not to worry, dinosaur hunters, we've put together a list of our favourite mods for Studio Wildcard's incredible popular survival romp. With all the hard work done, all you have to do is take a gander below and subscribe to them on the Steam Workshop. Bested your fair share of dinos already? Prepare to face much more in the best survival games. Before we get started in earnest, you might want to take a quick look at Studio Wildcard's instructions for making your own mods, if you'd rather create your own toys than play with someone else's. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Ark

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Greetings Survivors! This week we'll be taking a look at some great community art in the community corner and kicking the weekend off with an EVO event! Internally, we're keeping an eye on the live-game and addressing issues with patches as they arise. Thank you for submitting your bugs to the bug tracker and reporting any server issues you are having. We're all gearing up for an exciting end of the year for ARK! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg An ARK Evolution Event is active until Monday, the 23rd 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: Schwalbe Check out a brand new "Lets Play" series on Extinction with Schwalbe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRuw3iLFGkg Creator: Hearts Looking to take on the Crystal Islands map? You might want to see how Hearts fared in his new YouTube series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc4a7m-UF2I {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a4a694d355897308d82ca4b9a2ad21dc36180aa7.png Kiryu Coco | ARK: Survival Evolved by Cubicorn {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/37b521be63f8efaa27be58f547853a62a02d7a8c.jpg The roaring

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Greetings Survivors! In this Crunch, we will be covering the opening of Genesis II transfers on our Official servers and a special little Evo Event including breeding and hexagon rewards! Genesis Part II Official Server Transfers {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/e6627ea6d8c5626fec02e999834d7e8b6b63fb0d.jpg On Friday, September 3rd, we will be enabling full server transfers into Genesis Part II on our Official Servers across all platforms. Once enabled, players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg An ARK Evolution Event is active until Monday, the 16th with the following EVO perks on all Official Servers! 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation) 2X Taming 2X Harvesting 2X XP 2x Hexagons {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fda81d10ad207588683a3fb23db8194e258daa65.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/29ceeb00d79ba1e9c6d9e820f14f1e0dc388aec1.png Creator: Aaron Longstaff Aaron Longstaff is back with some helpful tips on building an ankylo pen with an industrial forge! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yP7h4G2vfc {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a4a694d355897308d82ca4b9a2ad21dc36180aa7.png Untitled (Discord Submission) by VELUKO#6347 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/3df604a2a34a3b01e28b02ef87881dce94b041e8.jpg

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