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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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    6 minutes ago, HolyPoly1026 said:

    And this is why you don't vote for a creature because of its concept, non-official abilities. Good job everyone! Coulda had carcharo or livyatan, but we got a Thyla with extra abilities. 

    As excited as I was for Gun Monke, I don't blame Wildcard for skipping out on that. I mean, how would it even reload?

     

    But even then, I'm still happy with what we got. The poop toss will probably slow/drain stam like other fecal attacks in the game. They can throw grenades for ranged burst damage, they can climb and use Ziplines. And they get a pack bonus.

     

    All and all, this is exactly what I was hoping for. A Mid-sized creature with high mobility and combat potential.

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    1 minute ago, Umber0010 said:

    As excited as I was for Gun Monke, I don't blame Wildcard for skipping out on that. I mean, how would it even reload?

     

    But even then, I'm still happy with what we got. The poop toss will probably slow/drain stam like other fecal attacks in the game. They can throw grenades for ranged burst damage, they can climb and use Ziplines. And they get a pack bonus.

     

    All and all, this is exactly what I was hoping for. A Mid-sized creature with high mobility and combat potential.

    It's just another one of those go-to land mounts everyone likes, because apparently everyone is tired of Thyla, Bloodstalker, Ferox, Ravager, Dein, Shadowmane, and Enforcer, not including the gliders/pseudo flyers, Maewing, Rock Drake, and Mana. This vote was very missed potential, and people only voted it for the weapon wielding ability and the meme. 

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    So you finish this dossier in less than 24 hours? Good job WildCard and I hope you can have same efficiency on fixing bugs XD

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    Just now, HolyPoly1026 said:

    It's just another one of those go-to land mounts everyone likes, because apparently everyone is tired of Thyla, Bloodstalker, Ferox, Ravager, Dein, Shadowmane, and Enforcer, not including the gliders/pseudo flyers, Maewing, Rock Drake, and Mana. This vote was very missed potential, and people only voted it for the weapon wielding ability and the meme. 

    Ok then. What did the other creatures bring to the table? The Carcha and Cerato are just more generic therapods, Half of the ocean's creatures are "Apex Predators" like the Livyatan. Gorgonopsid could be cool, I admit.

     

    You could make the "missed potential" argument for any creature. I just feel that the Dino had the most potential for what it could have introduced, and at the very least has something unique in being a proper, ridable monkey. Something that has not been in ARK prior.

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    RETURN to MONKEEEE!!!!! 🙈🙉🙊🐵🐒
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    It would be great fan service to add Carcharo as the third and final lost island creature, especially coming in as a photo finish 2nd place. Seeing how creative they were with the Amarga and monkey abilities, I think there’d be little worry about it potentially being a generic Rex alt.

    I really hope Carchar ends up as our 3rd creature. 

    Also not going to be sore about it, congrats team monkey on your narrow victory

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    Ik unannounced dino or creature will be a meat eater like a dinosaur. It just my guess wildcard.

    I love ark and y'all studio too of i want to work at your studio and be a game dev tho. I want a meat eater like a dinosaur will rival the giga tho wildcard.

    That all i saying.

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    I wish the Charchar had won, but I’m fine with this because thank god they removed its ability to use guns. that was super dumb.

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    23 minutes ago, Umber0010 said:

    Ok then. What did the other creatures bring to the table? The Carcha and Cerato are just more generic therapods, Half of the ocean's creatures are "Apex Predators" like the Livyatan. Gorgonopsid could be cool, I admit.

     

    You could make the "missed potential" argument for any creature. I just feel that the Dino had the most potential for what it could have introduced, and at the very least has something unique in being a proper, ridable monkey. Something that has not been in ARK prior.

    Gigantopithicus much?

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    1 minute ago, Din0Gamer said:

    Gigantopithicus much?

    Gigantopithicus is just a guy in a fur suit. It also lacks the mobility of the Dinopithicus and can't throw projectile weapons.

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    4 minutes ago, Umber0010 said:

    Gigantopithicus is just a guy in a fur suit. It also lacks the mobility of the Dinopithicus and can't throw projectile weapons.

    It’s still a rideable monkey that has been in game for a long time. I get the abilities are different, but you saying that we haven’t had a rideable monkey before is factually wrong.

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    8 minutes ago, Din0Gamer said:

    I wish the Charchar had won, but I’m fine with this because thank god they removed its ability to use guns. that was super dumb.

    True of how a monkey hold and use a gun of it unrealistic and too heavy for monkey arms thought.

     

    No Rambo monke tho of it good idea well no it not a good idea.

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    It must be a Rex's Size Carnivore , Please Bring Carcharodontosaurus, Mapusaurus or Acrocantosaurus, We need a new big Carnivore in The game , The last one was a medium sized Yutyranos Years ago.

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    While it sucks we won't get Carcha, the small victory here is that I can tame some baboons and get mutations for brown with gold stripes to look like Rajang from Monster Hunter lol

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    Hopefully the last creature will be the Carcharodontosaurus or it gets added in the future, it’s not like people don’t really want it given how close the votes where, especially with the whole rigging thing

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    HEY! STFU just accept it how it is kid tings in life you just need to accept as life kiddo

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    OMG, congratulations for this on wildcard, i camt describe the hype this post just gave me. Dont mind all of the pessimist comments here, these abilities are so cool and unique! Can't wait for lost island to release.

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    When this map was realesead? I so exicted to see all New creatures

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    I think it's incredibly sad that carcharadontosaurus lost by 1% of the votes, I've been really looking forward to a new possible late game take that would come in pretty useful, instead we got a monkey that will be tamed once and never used again outside of pvp

     

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    Dinopithecus looks cool. 

    Gonna name one Cesar, Koba, Maurice, Rafiki, and Abu.

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    56 minutes ago, HectorCqrchaMapu said:

    It must be a Rex's Size Carnivore , Please Bring Carcharodontosaurus, Mapusaurus or Acrocantosaurus, We need a new big Carnivore in The game , The last one was a medium sized Yutyranos Years ago.

    actually....Yutyrannus was quite large, sure its not as big in terms of mass when compared to T.Rex or Spinosaurus, but it was still a large carnivore

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    1 hour ago, Din0Gamer said:

    It’s still a rideable monkey that has been in game for a long time. I get the abilities are different, but you saying that we haven’t had a rideable monkey before is factually wrong.

    Well strictly speaking Gigantopithici are Apes, not Monkeys. So my point still stands.

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    i hope it can still hold a gun like the creature submission said

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