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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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    You took everything we wanted and threw it away, just like you always do, this isnt what we voted for.

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    Same sentiments as the rest here, this version isn't what we were sold on. I voted for it because it sounded like it would be able to wield weapons/tools etc along with being a good mount for travel. You then took that design and made it a poop throwing waste of space with no real value for anyone.. Classic old bait and switch I guess. This isn't what we were pitched and it would likely not have won the poll if we knew this was what it would become.

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    Look the Dinopethicus may be a little bit disappointing but look on the bright side we still get two new other creatures such Amargasaurus and a mystery Dino. So we still got things to be excited about

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    LOL! I'd bet the Dinopithecus wouldn't even make the top 3 if people knew that it wouldn't receive the ability to use guns... 😄

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    I bet all the people voting for it, because they thougt it would be able to use guns feel stupid right now. 
    well.. it´s not that people told you that a 1000 times... 
    Now you get a upscaled Mesopithecus that gets bombed down by Meks and Manas before it can even get a chance to use it´s main ability and has even less use in pve... EZ

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    Che cagata ! Una scimmia troppo cresciuta avrei voluto molto di più il carcharadontosauro ,vorrà dire che ogni volta che vedrò una di queste scimmie verranno immediatamente divorate dal mio rex !!

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    Can we please get flyer speed for consoles?? That was supposed to be added back at easter. Then we haven't heard anything since. 

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    Regret voting Dinopethicus now, meh...

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    9 hours 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?

    I'm guessing the Tek disable will just be a bonus effect. It's a pretty consistant fact in ark that fecal-based attacks slow down and drain stamina from creatures. So I'm fully expecting this to be the same. And the fact that you can throw EBMs means that you can apply that slow in an area.

    2 hours ago, TriixstaR said:

    Same sentiments as the rest here, this version isn't what we were sold on. I voted for it because it sounded like it would be able to wield weapons/tools etc along with being a good mount for travel. You then took that design and made it a poop throwing waste of space with no real value for anyone.. Classic old bait and switch I guess. This isn't what we were pitched and it would likely not have won the poll if we knew this was what it would become.

    There was no bait and switch. Wildcard explicitly states that, just because a creature got voted in, doesn't mean that they would fully adapt the concept that was presented.

     

    Sure, the Gun Monke *would* have been a nice addition, but Wildcard was under no obligation to add said gun monke. 

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    12 hours 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. 

    lol better than a carno but bigger or a leedsith but more aggressive and tek disabling helps against people who camp gen 2 also climbing grenades and pack alpha bonus make this thing a literal god for raiding bases

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    3 hours ago, DomiDarko said:

    LOL! I'd bet the Dinopithecus wouldn't even make the top 3 if people knew that it wouldn't receive the ability to use guns... 😄

    we all knew we dont pick abilites but tek disabling is god level and grenades and wall climb this thing can eat down tek bases or normal bases not to mention alpha boosts

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    Everyone  on here being salty like kid if this thing didn't get the abilities it was *suggested to have* what makes you think the carchar would not saying its a bad vote just that it would have been modified Aswell and tek disabling would make the game start growing cause of how many people quit due to the game losing its primitive feel and not to mention gen 2 insta tek but the ability to raid with grenades and wall climbing AND alpha boost (most likely) this thing can majorly help on pvp and be a great pve mount and like dude we get it you don't like it go complain to elseware i personally voted for carchar but im very happy with how this one ended up

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    I am afraid to think what was going on inside heads of people who voted for stupid monkey.
    Go and google baoons and take look at their ass pictures. This is exactly what are you going to see during 3rd person riding. Enjoy!

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    Vaskur

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    19 minutes ago, EndlessDuck said:

    I am afraid to think what was going on inside heads of people who voted for stupid monkey.
     

    Memes

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    53 minutes ago, ihasredstone said:

    Everyone  on here being salty like kid if this thing didn't get the abilities it was *suggested to have* what makes you think the carchar would not saying its a bad vote just that it would have been modified Aswell and tek disabling would make the game start growing cause of how many people quit due to the game losing its primitive feel and not to mention gen 2 insta tek but the ability to raid with grenades and wall climbing AND alpha boost (most likely) this thing can majorly help on pvp and be a great pve mount and like dude we get it you don't like it go complain to elseware i personally voted for carchar but im very happy with how this one ended up

    Um the only mildly usefull thing that monkey could offer is tek disable and we don’t know how long that last and what you gonna do with those grenades raid bobs in stone bases

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    Looks great but I voted for it for the guns. I play Single Player and have a Ton of guns from loot drops. I was hoping this guy could use them.

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    Im very curious.!
    Wildcard wrote "Arriving with the map will be 3 brand new real-world creatures, including the Amargasaurus and one chosen explicitly by the ARK community!"
    Now we know that Amargasaurus and 
    Dinopithecus will be the first two. But what will be the 3th new animal.? Will it be the carcharodontosaurus that was 1% from winning over the dinopithecus, or do Wildcard have yet another surprice for us.? :)

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    1 hour ago, Jacob13Miles said:

    I bet the next creature in the lost island is Carcharodontosaurus.OIP.jpg.dc484400203ec4dc46f57fe47a049636.jpg

    i really hope it isnt, carcharadontosaurus would just a be the same thing as a giga

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    1 hour ago, EndlessDuck said:

    I am afraid to think what was going on inside heads of people who voted for stupid monkey.
    Go and google baoons and take look at their ass pictures. This is exactly what are you going to see during 3rd person riding. Enjoy!

    Monkey=Funny

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    14 hours 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. 

    carcharo is lame as poop literally just a giga clone, livyatan on the other hand would have been pretty cool

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    everyone who voted for the monke how do you feel realizing WILDCARD CHOOSES ITS ABILITIES YOUR VOTING FOR A DINOSAUR NOT A DINOS FEATURES. even if it was given a gun it would get nerfed to the point that it cant reload and instead craps in the gun. hope you like the bigger and slightly less ugly meso. thisis why we should have voted carchar, what ever we got we wouldnt be angry by ideas that we thought were garenteed but dont make it even though wildcard said they choose its abilities.

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