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  • Community Crunch 278: Introducing Dinopithecus, Beginner Server Wipe, and More!

    Final voting for the second creature to be added to Lost Island has concluded.  A few weeks ago, we created a forum where you could submit your ideas for creatures that will be added to Lost Island. From there, we narrowed it down to the top 10 up-voted submissions.  Over 15,000 votes were submitted for the next Lost Island creature and only 1% difference separating the Dinopithecus and the Carcharodontosaurus! Talk about a close finish 😅

    With one unannounced creature coming to Lost Island, what do you think it could be?

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    I believe Dinopithecus has been changed by ARK life. This species is definitely larger than any I remember from the fossil record. And these oversized baboons show a more pack-oriented behavior than I would've expected in their kind. Whole troops will organize around an alpha, and fall apart if that alpha is slain.

    Though they seem to prefer a diet of fruit supplemented with the occasional bit of meat, Dinopitheci are opportunistic and will eat just about anything. They’re also excellent climbers -- I’ve seen them scramble up sheer cliff faces and leap between trees to scavenge food for their troop.

    Dinopitheci will bare sharp teeth and toss well-aimed handfuls of their own excrement when provoked. Their feces is what really sets this species apart -- they’ve managed to weaponize a parasite in it that disables TEK! I feel like that parasite deserves its own dossier.

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    If you can manage to tame enough Dinopitheci , you’ll soon find yourself with a small troop at your disposal. Your mini-troop will organize around the strongest of your tames, their new alpha that can then direct them at a target with a shrieked battle-cry.

    No need to saddle your tamed Dinopithecus to ride it -- it will make one for you using its own tail. Just hold on tight, and it will take you straight up walls and across ziplines.

    In battle, your Dinopithecus will fling fecal projectiles, grenades, or a combination that I like to call EBM, for Explosive Bowel Movement.

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    Amargasaurus is also making its grand appearance on Lost Island!

    For more information on Amargasaurus, be sure to check out the dossier in an earlier Community Crunch!

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    Beginner servers will be wiped clean on all platforms on Aug 6th 1PM Pacific.

    Beginner servers are wiped periodically to help provide a fresh beginner experience for new players. Join by searching "Beginner" in the server browser!


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    An ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is active on all platforms from now through August 2nd, 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

     


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    6 hours ago, WildTacoBR said:

    pack buff is useless since gigas have like 1800% which means they deal almost 10k damage per bite,and allos have almost no hp,if u hv to whistle to do something they are useless in most of the cases,a big tanky bleeder would be better cos u wouldnt be netted,Zd,grappled or picked by a kark or wyv in the middle of a push

    A big bleeder that was pushed as being generally squishier than the other two apexes ain't exactly going to hold up much better than that pack my guy. Especially if they decide to give it the (comparative to allosaurus) slow attack animations that nearly every other large theropod in the game has. Also how many people actually are going to be getting a net off if they're on the ground being swamped by a pack? Admittedly those using flyers can do it, but then again those with air superiority are going to pick you off or just pelt you with firearms on just about anything if they decide they want you and have the skill to follow through. Lastly there's still ways to halt a carchara in its tracks given the fact that large bear traps are still a thing. Lord knows i've seen enough people get baited into a pursuit only to get snagged.

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    6 hours ago, Elijah777 said:

    Kind of dumb another pack creature that is gonna be weak and useless like the dire wolf and raptor. Great job community for picking one of the most useless creatures.

    Tek disabiling, grenade usage, superior land maneuverability a la climbing, a pack buff, likely the ability to gather both meat and berries/veggies. This is useless how exactly? It's pretty much the result of a dire wolf, dire bear, mesopithecus, thyla, and a tek targeting emp grenade all getting together after a night drinking and making a simian love child 

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    Compy fact: The tyranosaurus has the strongest bite of any carnivore wit eight tons of bite force.

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    3 hours ago, Compyking said:

    Compy fact: The tyranosaurus has the strongest bite of any carnivore wit eight tons of bite force.

    Actually it only had the strongest land carnivore bite force at roughly 12,800 psi and was outdone by megalodon coming in at a whopping 40,000 psi.

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    I really hope the carcar gets in for third dino.i know the indominus rex is not a real life dino but it would be perfect for this map even since there is a new aggressive sauropod either indom or carcar I'm happy with but who knows.

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    On 8/7/2021 at 9:04 PM, CosmicSkeleton said:

    Actually it only had the strongest land carnivore bite force at roughly 12,800 psi and was outdone by megalodon coming in at a whopping 40,000 psi.

    Lol facz

     

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    On 8/6/2021 at 8:44 PM, CosmicSkeleton said:

    Tek disabiling, grenade usage, superior land maneuverability a la climbing, a pack buff, likely the ability to gather both meat and berries/veggies. This is useless how exactly? It's pretty much the result of a dire wolf, dire bear, mesopithecus, thyla, and a tek targeting emp grenade all getting together after a night drinking and making a simian love child 

    It would also be good if it can use tools like a mantis that way it could be good for harvesting literally anything

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    Just now, Arkfan15 said:

    It would also be good if it can use tools like a mantis that way it could be good for harvesting literally anything

    I've been wanting an all-rounder for harvesting.i actually felt bad because the carcar didn't win but the monkey is starting to sound really good and also kinda op

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    45 minutes ago, Arkfan15 said:

    I really hope the carcar gets in for third dino.i know the indominus rex is not a real life dino but it would be perfect for this map even since there is a new aggressive sauropod either indom or carcar I'm happy with but who knows.

    WC would never be able to include any Jurassic park creature without being willing to pay some serious royalties to people that can outright buy wildcard on a slow day.

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    Noa

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    Hmm why to vote if we don't know anything about new map.

    If it will have missions where you have to kill rexes with stone pick or drive some creasy flyer beyond my reflexes ability in environment where you don't see anything but flashing and lighting then for sure is not for me.

    Well it will be stone age map for sure because of monkey parasites.

    Did community voted on Mesopithecus on steroids because new monkey have parasites?

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    10 hours ago, Noa said:

    Hmm why to vote if we don't know anything about new map.

    If it will have missions where you have to kill rexes with stone pick or drive some creasy flyer beyond my reflexes ability in environment where you don't see anything but flashing and lighting then for sure is not for me.

    Well it will be stone age map for sure because of monkey parasites.

    Did community voted on Mesopithecus on steroids because new monkey have parasites?

    People voted for the mesopithecus on steroids because they assumed it could wield guns, thought it was a refreshing change of pace, or really didn't want another generic theropod taking up what was assumed at the time to be the only dino slot we had a choice in picking. The parasites weren't revealed until after it won and had its abilities tweaked.

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    On 8/7/2021 at 10:04 PM, CosmicSkeleton said:

    Actually it only had the strongest land carnivore bite force at roughly 12,800 psi and was outdone by megalodon coming in at a whopping 40,000 psi.

    My bad, I had forgotten and tried to remember on the spot. Lol

    Edited by Compyking

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    On 8/6/2021 at 11:29 AM, WildTacoBR said:

    ...,and allos have almost no hp...

    Good allos will have more HP than a giga, the bleed isnt effected by saddle armor or mate buff, and only is battle ready in 2 days.   

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    20 hours ago, esdren said:

    Good allos will have more HP than a giga, the bleed isnt effected by saddle armor or mate buff, and only is battle ready in 2 days.   

    aside the giga has a different resistance,gigas cant stand for another giga bites for much time,not like other dinos does

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    3 hours ago, WildTacoBR said:

    aside the giga has a different resistance,gigas cant stand for another giga bites for much time,not like other dinos does

    huh?   Gigas have no difference in damage resistance compared to other dinos. 

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    On 8/13/2021 at 11:54 AM, esdren said:

    huh?   Gigas have no difference in damage resistance compared to other dinos. 

    They have that rage meter which before it was tweaked forced you to play more carefully with what was otherwise just a living siege engine. Too much damage too quickly and suddenly your own tame was trying to rip you a new one.

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    16 hours ago, CosmicSkeleton said:

    They have that rage meter which before it was tweaked forced you to play more carefully with what was otherwise just a living siege engine. Too much damage too quickly and suddenly your own tame was trying to rip you a new one.

    Im well aware of how the rage mechanic has been changed over the years, but still doesnt explain what he is talking about.

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