Jump to content

  • Community Crunch 282: Introducing Sinomacrops, Sponsored Mods, EVO Event, and More!

    ARK_LostIsland_Promo_2000.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!

    sinointro.png

    ARK_Dossier_SinoMacrops_2000px.jpg

    Download in high resolution

    wild.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' adorably oversized mouth turns into a deadly weapon at the slightest sight and smell of insects. Even alone, this cute little critter can take down insects far larger than itself. Unfortunately, this means that armor made from chitinous plates is going to trigger an attack response from the otherwise sweet-hearted pterosaur.

    domesticated.png
    Taming a Sinomacrops is fairly straightforward (in theory) -- just feed them without scaring them. Once tamed, they absolutely love travelling with their humans, and prefer to cling to them whenever possible. 

    Not only are they sociable, but they're fiercely protective     once bonded. Any small creature approaching someone with a tame Sinomacrops will be met with its flashing eyespots and  piercing shriek. That’s usually enough to stun an undersized interloper.

    For such a small flier, Sinomacrops can carry surprisingly heavy loads. It can even support the weight of a fully-grown human adult, though it will struggle to gain altitude. Still, any creature companion that can double as a glider and parachute is invaluable for anyone traversing an ARK... as long as they bring plenty of snacks for their new friend.

     

    ARK_LostIsland_Sinomacrops_Concept_2000px.jpg

    Download in high resolution

     


    sponsoredmodupdate.png

    It's that time where we introduce new projects in the sponsored mod program! Our first set of picks for the year is ready for you to enjoy.  The ARK Sponsored Mod Program is also now accepting applications for the next selection, you will be able to apply until October 5th. Don't forget to submit your projects at https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/modding/apply-for-sponsorship/.


    newsponsored.png

    Alemia

    Alemia is a map project that reworks many aspects of the game to take the player on a challenging survival adventure without any trace of technology. You'll find new structures and mechanics for crafting, exploration, taming and harvesting. And if that's not enough for you, there are many dungeons hiding underground... Alemia awaits.

    Check out Alemia
     

    ARK Genomes - Extinction Evolved

    large.684182573_AG_Logo_DNA-2(1).png

    ARK Genomes brings forth a significant overhaul. Complete with challenges, a new tiered improvement system for creatures, and it's own story flow. Take on difficult challenges to fight off the corruption of element, gain new rewards and raise your tames through multiple stages of genetic evolution!

    Check out ARK Genomes - Extinction Evolved
     


     

    evo.png

    Ark_Evolution_Event_minimized.thumb.png.2d282a169df9bbbd0ba09a90303a7cec.png

    An ARK Evolution Event is active until Tuesday the 7th 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

     


    communitycorner.png

    clipsvideos.png

    Creator: Finn Reinhardt

    Want to see what happens when some well-known creators and players from the PvP and ARK community hide valuable items on an Official Server?  Check out this amazing cinematic story from Finn Reinhardt!

    Creator: Sefiro Ultima

    Learn one of the more complex builds to pull off in ARK, the spiral staircase!

    fanart_2.png

    Genesis 2 by @co3na3

    E8_hufDVEAMKfVj.jpg

    [VN] Pet me mommy ! by Ampraeh

    depqfpg-7a002c50-2ad6-45fc-a197-eb42d676cab4.jpg

    I can haz element? by nezuyu

    download (9).jpg

    Genesis 2 Vibes by Firefly

    download (10).jpg

    VELUKO#6347

    GjMEHJrmjzw.jpg

    Ares#2032

    BookTaraPageRip.jpg

    The Amazing "Gacha"  by Oriah

    E9gOqt5XoAAThKP.jpg

     

    screen.png

    @slime_of_toilet

    E9zuhcOUUAU8bho.jpg

    Matte iru Lietz | Comms Open#2149

    PicsArt_08-07-11.19.30.jpg

    @ARKLove9

    E9i3Y53VIAAW6so.jpg

    otherart.png

    Sayvaris

    download (11).jpg

    Wishing you a happy Labor Day!
    Studio Wildcard

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Discord: discord.com/invite/playark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark
    Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark


    • Like 6
    • Thanks 1


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments



    This is horrible... A stupid little pterosaur (no offense) won because a bunch of YouTuber fanboys made it their personal mission to vote for a rigged creature. The amount of D-riding from that fanbase is real smh.

    WildCard is also at fault because it was their decision & even though I didn't vote the Carcharodontosaurus it would be a better creature than another useless one. Dinopithecus didn't meet expectations but gun weilding would be hard to implement.

    Failed us again & unrelated, Gen part 2 crashes after exiting the game & doesn't save.

    • Thanks 3

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    lmao everyone here is so salty that charcharadontasaurus didn't win. yall need to chill someone is probably gonna mod the thing in in the future anyways lol

    • Like 1
    • Facepalm 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I still would've rather seen the Charcar but reading the amount of salty comments is always hilarious. 🤣 
    I wasn't even on board with this creature coming to the game at first but with its new dossier it actually seems interesting. Getting mutations on its wing pattern will be dope and It'll be nice to have a glide suit that doesn't eat away at your armor durability.  

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Dam these dinopethicus look vicious cant wait to tame one, beef it up with mutations and call it sun wokung or somethin

    Edited by FlameK33p3r

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 minute ago, FlameK33p3r said:

    I still would've rather seen the Charcar but reading the amount of salty comments is always hilarious. 🤣 
    I wasn't even on board with this creature coming to the game at first but with its new dossier it actually seems interesting. Getting mutations on its wing pattern will be dope and It'll be nice to have a glide suit that doesn't eat away at your armor durability.  

    agreed. Characaradontasaurus is actually my favorite IRL dinosaur but you don't see me throwing a hissy fit because it didn't win.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 minute ago, MangoRuby said:

    agreed. Characaradontasaurus is actually my favorite IRL dinosaur but you don't see me throwing a hissy fit because it didn't win.

    ikr 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    so... they gave the youtuber who failed as an influencer, their creature? this logic. im  genuinely facepalming rn. you give us the carcharodontosaurus to us for the most pleased community, you dont make the controversial thing, a thing. trust me there are gonna be dinopithicus people who are with us, trust me. and... CosmicSkeleton, some one said the archa is a useless creature in our debate, now, it is the DEFINITION of useless. this is an upgraded archa, " lets you glide..." archa does this, except now the stupid sino has this, and is probably useful in a fight, AND this thing probably will let you use dang tools. moving on from that. wildcard, you've enraged over half the community with this one. wildcard fricked up.

    • Thanks 2

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    8 minutes ago, MangoRuby said:

    lmao everyone here is so salty that charcharadontasaurus didn't win. yall need to chill someone is probably gonna mod the thing in in the future anyways lol

    a mod for EVERYONE? US CONSOLE PPL  CANT USE MODS come on. we are probably the ppl who needed the carchar considering we cant have an easy way of killing gigas, inless we raise an army of heavily mutated (btw efficently mutating 10 melee mutations only takes ablut 3 months with console. the 5 melee mutations on my allos took 2 months.) 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I hope they do a good tlc of the old dinos, game is kinda going down the bleh. Gen 2 made the game to easy, map was very repetitive and cats were literally the only good addition in my opinion, plus the baby caring. Aberration is still king of DLC's.  

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Wow... Look at everyone upset another theropod isn't coming to ARK just yet.

    There are no less than 8 rideable theropods in ARK already (Giga, Rex, Spino, Yuty, Allo, Megalo, Carno, Raptor). Of those, 3 of them are mainstays across every tribe in ARK.

    There are 3 small bird-like creatures (4 now, including this one). Of those creatures, none of them provide the abilities a wingsuit provides - and the Archaeopteryx looks embarrassingly silly when holding it (it needs a should mount you can activate as opposed to something held like Link holds chickens in Legand of Zelda). Which suggests that perhaps this map will not have gems so we won't be able to craft wingsuits natively.

    I didn't vote for this but I also didn't vote for the baboon or the charcaradontosaurus (I voted for the bison). I'm happy this thing is a) useful and b) is not "yet another theropod".

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    50 minutes ago, MangoRuby said:

    lmao everyone here is so salty that charcharadontasaurus didn't win. yall need to chill someone is probably gonna mod the thing in in the future anyways lol

    I'm not seeing people salty that carcharo didn't win. It's that Sinomacrops got chosen, which a lot of people didn't want. 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    37 minutes ago, Cailean556 said:

    Wow... Look at everyone upset another theropod isn't coming to ARK just yet.

    There are no less than 8 rideable theropods in ARK already (Giga, Rex, Spino, Yuty, Allo, Megalo, Carno, Raptor). Of those, 3 of them are mainstays across every tribe in ARK.

    There are 3 small bird-like creatures (4 now, including this one). Of those creatures, none of them provide the abilities a wingsuit provides - and the Archaeopteryx looks embarrassingly silly when holding it (it needs a should mount you can activate as opposed to something held like Link holds chickens in Legand of Zelda). Which suggests that perhaps this map will not have gems so we won't be able to craft wingsuits natively.

    I didn't vote for this but I also didn't vote for the baboon or the charcaradontosaurus (I voted for the bison). I'm happy this thing is a) useful and b) is not "yet another theropod".

    Tbh if you compare what sino does to what carcharo would do makes the (another theropod) quote I've heard so many times it's actually rediculous, not really make sense. 

     

    Say Carcharo is similar to a rex in size, so it doesn't reach giga limits and can enter boss arenas. Here would be all of boss fighting combat dinos that can be used in at least 5 bosses:

    Carcharo 

    Rex

    Spino

    Theri 

    Shadowmane

    We can also see all of the Apex theropods in the game:

    Rex

    Spino 

    Yuty 

    Carcharo 

    Then you compare that to the amount of shoulder pets in the game. 

    Meso

    Micro

    Pego

    Sino

    Ferox

    Noglin

    Dimorph 

    Light Pets

    Jerboa

    Otter

    Compy 

    Vulture 

    Duck

    Ichthyornis

    While carcharo might not bring much versatility compared to others, do we really need another shoulder pet, let alone one with influence from a youtuber? 

    Edited by HolyPoly1026

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    2 hours ago, stinkster said:

    DILO happened to the second creature vote dude?

    The second vote isn’t for lost island it will happen afterwards 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    What happened ro giving us the community the chance to vote in the 2nd round? If you missed your chance to participate in the creature submission process you haven't lost your opportunity!  We'll be opening up the entire process (submission of ideas, upvoting of ideas, narrowing to a top 10, and commencing a final vote) later this year for a creature that will be added to the game!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    A bit disappointed that the Carcharodontosaurus didn't get picked for the Lost Island map but oh well. Hopefully they will add the Carchar in a future map. #AvengeCarcharodontosaurus ✊🦖

    160987879_Carcharodontosaurus1.thumb.jpg.6e75a0234a6c1023f15c6d04a4d76dd8.jpg

    • Like 2
    • Thanks 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    You know of all 10 votes you pick the one creature that you knew for a fact would cause problems. Good job devs, you just shot yourself in the foot and, pissed of your player base.

     

    Game devs of the year right here /s .

    • Thanks 2
    • Facepalm 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I got to agree with @TheTwistedKeeper.

     

    This was a poor choice to make. You could of just given the Archeopteryx a TLC pass and it could of done the same thing as this little piece of crap you've chosen to make. Anything else would of been better; Carchar, Bison, even Suchomimus (pardon my biased), anything or at least something ridable. You already got a huge list of shoulder pets 3/4 of players don't even use/tame, most in need of a model/ability revamp (like 60% of the dinos you got left in-game that have not been changed since 2015-2016. What were you thinking? Ah hell I should be used to it by now, you start out so good and then you just disappoint at the end.

    • Thanks 2

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 hour ago, HolyPoly1026 said:

    I'm not seeing people salty that carcharo didn't win. It's that Sinomacrops got chosen, which a lot of people didn't want. 

    I'm pissed it got chosen, It shouldn't have even been allowed to go the the final vote as it's vote numbers were rigged. Now they add it, knowing it would piss peeps of. They pissed a lot of people of and are going to get what's coming to them & they are going to deserve it.

    • Thanks 1
    • Facepalm 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    so your saying your adding a "better" archeopteryx .. you could have just given the Archeo a TLC pass and would of been the same thing... the carca was in 2nd and wanted  .... 

    • Thanks 3

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Okay, if NO ONE is gonna say it, I will. All you Carchar cry babies, the Carcharo would have been a Giga TLC in all honestly!

    What we have here for the Sinomacrops is an almost original creature. Yes, it has a small similarity with the Archy, but also it has its differences. I am glad this actually made it and not some new Carnivore that may have not fit in with the tropical vibe of Lost Islands.

    So dont be crying over the fact a dino you wanted to make it into Ark didn't, instead, take this creature with a grain of salt and really think it over. Look for the positives and not slave away looking at the negatives.

    Excited to see what the dev's come up with next, keep up the great work.👍

    • Like 2
    • Facepalm 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    No idea why any of u lot don't realise its not a youtubers that's got their way its wc yet again. If wc released a list of 100 Dino for people to pick from and 5 would go into the game if it receives top 5 votes. Then b4 they even release the list to choose from they have already chose the 5 they r going to add and they will just say yes these 5 were the most voted and u guys have got what u wanted from us. Bunch of plums 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites



    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...