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

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

     

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    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/.


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    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

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    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
     


     

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    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

     


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    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!

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    Yay glider squirrel 

    I'm happy as it seems it's a proper shoulder mount and not like the poor archyoptryx 

     

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    2 hours ago, StrandedAndStoopid said:

    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.) 

    Shadowmane: am I a joke to you? 

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    Why this thing why? There we so many cool useful Dinosaurs but you choose a rip-off Star Wars owl like you there we some cool theropods not carcha because that would have made allo and Rex useless but ceratosaurus or suchominus that look really sick but No. you chose another damn shoulder pet because of some youtuber.

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    Wildcard are the best, another useless beast, there were more stylish dino, but they prefer to follow rigged votes, every year I think they can't do worse, but finally, yes

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    Sino was the worst idea, a TLC for the archy would have been enough, it is clear that what is for the sino are PVE players because they are used to tame dinos that serve nothing

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    Oh gosh, I'm happy we don't have another theropod! We have them in any shapes and sizes, the game doesn't really need another one. This time this is not even a dinosaur but a pterosaur, a cute one :D (yeah, pterosaurs are NOT dinosaurs but flying reptilles). And it... Scares pegos? This is good 😛

    There are really a lot of interesting creatures, why voting always the usual ones? So, yeah, I'm happy for this :)

    Also, for who complains... Really, don't you know what did another YouTuber to make vote the Charcaro? He even used a modded Charcaro on the modded Lost Island pretending it was an official one! And then you complain for this one? Well, I'm even happier it did it then 🤣

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    I am both excited that this new creature exists and disappointed that Carchar didn’t get added. I’m a console player and I can’t access mods (obviously). This kinda sucks. On paper, it sounds cool but when put to action, you either are amazed or disappointed. The new Sinomacrops is basically a glorified glider skin as far as I can tell. I know Theropods are basic but really? A glorified glider skin that you have to (probably) use god knows what to tame? I don’t really find this joyful, I just find it disappointing and exciting but mostly, disappointing. I’d be happy to have more herbivores or carnivores like the Carchar, Ceratosaurus etc. Since there was some signs Carchar and Spino met, it’d be great if they could interact and fight against one another. Maybe the Carchar could’ve been basically a Rex, Giga and Spino combined. Water buff, tanky hp, heavy damage, the nice stuff. Overall, I would’ve been happier if the Carchar was confirmed. If they could, it’d be great to have a 4th creature (even though that’d be a lot of effort). I love this game but this, this is where I feel genuinely disappointed. So Wildcard, if possible, could you get the Carchar? And for YouTubers who push their fanboys to vote, I hope you sleep on a pillow with both sides warm.

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    I feel that a majority of people would think “Carcharo’s just gonna be a Giga TLC”. Well, I don’t really think that. It could have similar aspects to the Spino, Rex, Megalo and Giga. I love the dinos in here. People say “it’s just another theropod” but is it really? There are lots of theropods in the game like Raptors, Carnos etc. but only the Rex, Spino, Yuty and Giga stay with us. I say we should let Carchar be in the game. It’d be cool to have sinomacrops in the game but, it just sounds like a glorified glider suit with a chitin fetish.

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    Hahaha both of the trash creatures are being added XD

    First the meme monkey and now the YouTuber creature. No reason to play the new map when this is the creatures we get XD

    I would hate being the map dev if these were the creatures picked by the community to be added 🙄

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    If it really works as intended and you won't be harassed by stupid Ichthyornis', Pegos and Microraptors anymore then I'm very, very happy with the Sinomacrops!

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    Well... I was expecting everything but this. Out of all the suggestions, you had to take this?
    Keep your votings, monkeys and shoulderpets.
    I really have no words for this. they´d be a waste anyways.

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    everyone crying for the synomacrops to the point that they do not stop to read that it is the best counter for the noglin and very useful in PvP / pve if it scares and stuns small creatures avoid the noglins and if it works as a glider and parachute avoid being killed when you get off the mount with the dolphin in addition to serving as a drill but with all the materials facilitating crafting and farming

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    Sinomacrops, surprisingly, doesn't sound so bad. While I would have preferred something big, scaly, and rideable, the fluffy pterosaur appears to be kind of okay. Might even get a pair of them once possible, to breed them and raise their offspring to use instead of normal gliders (which I always end up placing in the nearest container when I need to free up a bit of weight, and then forgetting where I put them).

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    11 hours ago, BrandaciousKing said:

    Estou realmente desapontado com curinga. Seriamente. O maldito sinomacrops foi manipulado por um maldito youtuber. Carcharodontosaurus deveria ter sido a terceira criatura. Muito obrigado, pessoal, por ouvirem uma votação fraudulenta.

    Eu concordo com você é realmente se eu pegar o link do vídeo do maldito eu juro que se desse pra rastrear esse maldito eu matava esse merda

    Namoral não teve nem votação se o carcha apareceu nos top 10 eu vou ficar muito puto

     

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    12 hours ago, Rainboy said:

    isso é uma farsa porque o sinimacrop não o carchar isso é tão estúpido

     

    I hope the wild card sees your comments and takes this bixo out of the game for unfairly winning and influenced by a youtuber
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    3 hours ago, JohnnyJoestarTuskAct4 said:

    Eu sinto que a maioria das pessoas pensaria “Carcharo vai ser apenas um Giga TLC”. Bem, eu realmente não acho isso. Poderia ter aspectos semelhantes ao Spino, Rex, Megalo e Giga. Eu amo os dinossauros aqui. As pessoas dizem “é apenas mais um terópode”, mas é mesmo? Existem muitos terópodes no jogo como Raptors, Carnos etc., mas apenas o Rex, Spino, Yuty e Giga permanecem conosco. Eu digo que devemos deixar Carchar entrar no jogo. Seria legal ter sinomacrops no jogo, mas soa como um traje de planador glorificado com um fetiche de quitina.

    you said everything my friend and I agree....LET THE CARCHA BACK WILD CARD...TAKE IT AND THIS SINOCROPS IN A VOTE FOR A VOTE FOR WHO WIN A NEW AND MOUNTABLE DINO VOM NEW ABILITIES OR A SHOULDER THAT DOES THE SAME THING THAT THE FLAT COSTUME AND THE ARCHAOPTERYX THING NO ONE ELSE WILL WEAR AFTER THE TEK ARMOR

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    sweet so egotistical influencers rigging the vote is being rewarded now? not only should sinomacrops not have been added it should have been placed on a blacklist to never be added to a wildcard game, at least there is some small consolation that it doesnt have the abilities the idiot wanted.

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    Everyone complaining about a dino that hasnt even been fully designed yet or know what it does ingame lol.. According to Jat its gonna have lots of buffs such as inventory weight etc.

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    im looking at it and some reaction  videos to this, i would so go for a charchara over this but i  guess its ok...ish?... its a glidesuit that doesnt eat armor. i think the best part is its a counter to the microraptor which we have always wanted. plus a counter to noglin, seagul, and pego. the more i think about it "as long as you bring plenty of snacks" chitin ways almost nothing and its in a shoulder pets inventory (which means the weight of the chitin will be reduced by 1/2) parachute- the stupid archa is now officially useless, the thing wontlet you use weapons. this looks like somthing that will atleast let you use weapons with. so... yea, its ok. still somewhat pissed the guy who failed as an influencer got his creature.

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    1 minute ago, Tuffy09 said:

    Everyone complaining about a dino that hasnt even been fully designed yet or know what it does ingame lol.. According to Jat its gonna have lots of buffs such as inventory weight etc.

    it still shouldn't have been added because of its unethical origins, this is just encouraging more ark youtubers to sabotage the votes of the community because there clearly are no consequence besides oh it might not have the abilities you wanted

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    "Clear winner" lmfao that's hilarious. It barely one because a youtuber influenced it

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    10 hours ago, Entin said:

    Shadowmane: am I a joke to you? 

    fair enough, but those things are still super hard to breed since they do damage back and inlessyou want to micromange the production of 12000 shotgun shells or find a stupid shotgun (the best shotgun ive found on gen sofar is a crappy aprentice) then ok. but ive said butations are really hard on console ive said in the past, even for single player breeding is on the line where its hard to play, anything under 10 fps ishard and thats about where we get. plus mass hatching of eggs will result in 1 second of lag spike for each egg. (ive hatched 20 ish eggs at once and almost crashed... SINGLEPLAYER

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    11 hours ago, GaintWalrusOfDeath said:

    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 ✊🦖

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    A second vote will be done later this year, meaning carcharo's chances are high unless someone pulls a Sinomacrops again. 

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