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    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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    Hi wild card help me plz

    I was stuck in one of the players' houses while respwan.
    313 Island

    name Bob

    name psn Anuchit56

    lvl 106

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    Please give us back the old (normal) Hexagon rates for Genesis part1.

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    1 hour ago, MisterMechaG said:

    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

    That's the most valid and compelling reason I've seen to tame one so far. XD  Still, I'm not one for apes/monkeys. I don't think I've ever tamed a Mesopithecus or a Gigantopithecus. I've always liked reptiles and birds a ton, so the "typical" dinosaur fare is way more up my alley. Stuff like Microraptors (even though I play PvE), Therizinosaurs, Raptors, Thylas, etc. I honestly can't wait to tame an Amargasaurus!

    Either way, glad for those who got what they wanted out of the vote; I hope WildCard does more player involvement like this in the future.

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    2 hours 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.

    *ahem* The poop toss will be near useless in single player or pve due to it Disabling Tek and when are players of either going to make any use of this?

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    2 minutes ago, ReaperOverlord said:

    *ahem* The poop toss will be near useless in single player or pve due to it Disabling Tek and when are players of either going to make any use of this?

    Simple. Super Grenades in caves seems really solid.

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    22 minutes ago, Dromaeosaur54 said:

    Simple. Super Grenades in caves seems really solid.

    I was referring to the poop being near useless for pve and single player, however, grenades of all types are expensive

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    3 hours ago, Abecy said:

    EVO event should be a regular, just like few years ago. Why the change????/

    A few years ago the multipliers were 1x. A little later they upgraded it to 2x and a couple months/1 year ago to 4x. When it's 2x it's basically 8x when you look at the very start of ark. Events are 12x from the rates of the beginning. Be happy with what you got

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    Nice! I wonder how big of a pain in the butt this guy's going to be to tame? 

     

    I hope the third dino is devs choice between ALL of the suggested creatures (not just top 10) for the vote! Something that will be really unique and fun to play with! 

    Can't wait to explore lost island on baboon back! 

     

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    the only reason whe i gonna play the new map is for amarga no for thyla copypaste

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    3 hours ago, Emerald1TnT said:

    we got a tek disabler

    I think thats pretty good

    Doesn't really matter for anyone who plays PvE

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    3 hours 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.

    It's pretty much impossible to have a generic theropod now. The only reason the current ones are is because wildcard don't make tlcs for them and the creatures themselves are 4-6 years old. Cerato or Carcharo would likely be similar in uniqueness to the current Spino, or even more unique, considering the TLC Spino is about 2 years old. 

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    3 hours 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.

    With the Livyatan argument, there are only 3 water apexes, and 2 of them do nothing but move and bite. 

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    3 hours ago, Kaho said:

    Add Carcha Wildcard, without GUNS monke is just a random BABOON.

    cmon ADD BOTH.

    The whole "gun wielding" ability was just a fan concept, and wildcard weren't considering those when making the winning dino. That's why I voted Carcharodontosaurus instead of Dinopithecus, because Dinopithecus heavily relied on its concept abilities to win the vote, while carcharo had many different ideas, meaning everyone had their own ideas for the creature and wouldn't have to rely on wildcard picking their ideas. 

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    Absolutel trash. It dosent surprise me the Ark community would vote for the dumbest dino on the list. 

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    I don't know that they ever would but it would be pretty cool if lost island (or a future map) was an ark with some sort of force field or aura that would block tek all together. All tek structures, weapons, and armor simply would not work /be able to be crafted by default on this map. Maybe even as far as the super convenient cryopods! 

    Any dinos that are more based around tek or element could be banned or limited much like aberration did with flyers and certain other creatures. 

     

     

    Don't know if this is an unpopular opinion or if a Dev would even read this but it sounded fun to me

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    LOL Wildcard has already ruined it before it was even implemented into the game. No guns, just feces. 😂

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    Did people truly believe Wildcard would just include everything in the fan made dossier? You voted for a creature, not its abilities and use. Hope you're happy about getting a pretty useless creature voted into ARK 😂 disables TEK = zero use for PvE and I bet majority voting were PvE players too 🤣

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    17 minutes ago, HighFlyer15 said:

    Did people truly believe Wildcard would just include everything in the fan made dossier? You voted for a creature, not its abilities and use. Hope you're happy about getting a pretty useless creature voted into ARK 😂 disables TEK = zero use for PvE and I bet majority voting were PvE players too 🤣

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    1 hour ago, GaintWalrusOfDeath said:

    #AvengeCarcharodontosaurus ✊🦖
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    (By the way this was one of my crazy ideas for the Carchar)

    now that's what I call a true ark dinosaur. You can't play ark without attaching as many weapons to your dino as possible

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    How about fixing shadowmane when you have map out while riding you can't attack. Also teleporters, when using them I fall thru the platform constantly. Or the many other issues with game crashes and everything else, yea... How about fixing the damn games issues

    At least we finally got 2x this weekend.. it doesn't fix any of the numerous problems tho. 

     

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    Is the 2x a 4x on official or what cause if it's base 2x already why say 2x event and not say a 4x event, if it's just normal what's the point in playing it at all.

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    7 hours ago, Landonmincrafter said:

    So pretty much an enlarged mesopithicus, great, just great.

    Yea honestly really wanted something unique but wasn't much available 

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    4 hours ago, Oreochema said:

     

    The third creatures is dinopithecus parasites?

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    Me and my friends never play PvP so its will tr*sh dino again (Dinopithecus), I would have been happier with a weight-loss dino or a loot hunting parrot... But I look forward to a creature named Amargasaurus and i hope this will allow tame and breedable :)

    Beautiful fan arts *.* 
    3rd picture i dont like but other pictures/arts very-very good :)

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