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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.

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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!

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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)
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    • 2X XP
    • 2X Hexagon Bonus

     


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    So we have parasites that disable Tek, birds that chase ppl in chitin armor, what is next on that new map?

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    12 minutes ago, Noa said:

    Entonces tenemos parásitos que desactivan a Tek, pájaros que persiguen a personas con armadura de quitina, ¿qué sigue en ese nuevo mapa?

    In the next map they will put a real backpack and the sinomacrops will no longer be useful 😂😂

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    7 hours ago, CosmicSkeleton said:

    I don't think this thing's gonna deter nameless given they have a very specific mechanic, spiders or arthros either given they're in a larger category. Dilos and everything smaller however should definitely be deterred. 

    It stated in it's dossier it would act aggressive to bugs bigger than it. so unless the target is the brood-mother I doubt they'd be out of the running

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    On 9/4/2021 at 2:03 AM, EndlessDuck said:

    My god these creatures are so useless and bad. You outdid yourselves devs.

    What a bunch of loser devs they are. They didnt add the Dinopithecus, because they CANT. HAHAHAHAHA !!
    They fail so hard. Its the most LOL Ive ever seen. 
    Good luck to them making Ark 2. 0.o
    There is no fooling us anymore. They cant make anything like it should be... EVER

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    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.

    It probably won't 'attack' anything bigger then a raptor 

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    17 minutes ago, Miesen043 said:

    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.

    It probably won't 'attack' anything bigger then a raptor 

    Unless it's a bug like the dossier states... which means it could in theory aggro on a mantis.

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    I am looking forward to seeing these in the new lost island map and btw for people complaining that this got rigged by a youtuber note that the dinopithecus also got rigged by a youtuber

     

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    I am looking forward to seeing these in the new lost island map and btw for people complaining that this got rigged by a youtuber note that the dinopithecus also got rigged by a youtuber

     

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    Sorry that I posted that twice but why I would rather this over the charcarodontasaurus is because it's unique seeing as the charcarodontasaurus is pretty much a giga where as there aren't exactly anything else like the sinomacrops apart from maybe dimorhodon

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    face the facts people we dont get what we think would be best for game they add what they want to add

     

    they said we were getting S+ added then there was hg build was to be added and now new maps etc

    these stuff will not happen until they add it to the game directly stop with the mods otherwise console players will get nothing and as for the dino's being added  they dont choose by our votes it is chosen from youtubers

    still makes me wonder why they even ask us to vote!!!!!!

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    1 hour ago, SunsetErosion said:

    What a bunch of loser devs they are. They didnt add the Dinopithecus, because they CANT. HAHAHAHAHA !!
    They fail so hard. Its the most LOL Ive ever seen. 
    Good luck to them making Ark 2. 0.o
    There is no fooling us anymore. They cant make anything like it should be... EVER

    They are still adding the dinopithecus but this is also getting added basically both sinomacrops and dinopithecus are getting added

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    50 minutes ago, Ofren said:

    They are still adding the dinopithecus but this is also getting added basically both sinomacrops and dinopithecus are getting added

    OMG so my bad! I dont know why this was so unclear to me. The post regarding the Sinomacrops made it look to me like they made the decision to add the "final added" creature and it would be the Sinomacrops. I was so in fond of the added feats that would go with the Dinopithecus. They could make such a good step on adding that one with way a more dynamic game-mechanics. They could take that with them to Ark 2. Thats why my mis-reading made me so Giga dissapointed. Fingers crossed and hope the Dinopithecus is going to be awesome!

    Edit: Though Im still worried about the fact they have such problems keeping Gen2 running at least... decent. I think the recent opening of transfering in, and since that map is the next everything, I imagen everyone migrating to Gen2 is causing insane problems. I think they can let other maps run on "cheaper" servers. I think only Gen2 is gonig to need to have ultra-high end servers now. Especially the way ark is now...

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    3 hours ago, SunsetErosion said:

    Good luck to them making Ark 2. 0.o

    Whatever they do or whatever poopy mob they add game will still be unplayable exactly as ark 1  is now.

    Unless they get better servers and better network.

    Ops roll back, didn't wrote anything, will do when i find out why should i post anything.

    Sick of server crashes and roll backs.

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    9 minutes ago, Noa said:

    Unless they get better servers and better network.

    Ops roll back, didn't wrote anything, will do when i find out why should i post anything.

    Im not sure what you are saying. You are making fun of me?  I made a horrible mistake tho, so its all good :)
    Though indeed they have to change so much to not Dilo up everything at least ones every month...
    I dont think the servers are so bad. I think the way Ark is made is asking so much from servers. 
    On PvE servers especially i think. There is so Giga much happening and the servers have so much data I think the servers arent bad. The way ark is made just ask a lot from a server. Im no server expert, but I imagen all the baby raising, cloning, missions, wildlife and all player activity is next level hard for even the best servers in the world.

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    4 hours ago, TyranntX said:

    It stated in it's dossier it would act aggressive to bugs bigger than it. so unless the target is the brood-mother I doubt they'd be out of the running

    Eh, I guess it ultimately depends on the creature's size itself. If it's roughly the same size as the larger shoulder pets then perhaps, but if it's only comparable in size to something like a noglin or dimorph which tend to be smaller/comparable in size to the ants then it's utility in punching up is kinda up for speculation in my opinion.

    4 hours ago, SunsetErosion said:

    They didnt add the Dinopithecus, because they CANT.

    They didn't add it because the map it belongs to isnt out yet. 

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    8 minutes ago, CosmicSkeleton said:

    Eh, I guess it ultimately depends on the creature's size itself. If it's roughly the same size as the larger shoulder pets then perhaps, but if it's only comparable in size to something like a noglin or dimorph which tend to be smaller/comparable in size to the ants then it's utility in punching up is kinda up for speculation in my opinion.

     

    Given how it's used as a glider pack (which is oddly sizable) it must be large enough to support the weight of a survivor to do so, unlike the archy which is barely larger than a microraptor. Either way, it's going to be a fine tool for caving (Especially in those with lots of insects).

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    13 minutes ago, CosmicSkeleton said:

    They didn't add it because the map it belongs to isnt out yet. 

    Not sure why you dont understand that what I said with that is that they didnt add the Dinopithecus to the upcomming dlc and its added feats/creatures etc as a whole. The creature to BE added... OK?? Anyone would understand that when the whole competition etc was about that. Not that it matters anymore, I appearantly misread the posts about the Sinomacrops beeing the (competition-result) creature to be added.

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    9 minutes ago, TyranntX said:

    Given how it's used as a glider pack (which is oddly sizable) it must be large enough to support the weight of a survivor to do so, unlike the archy which is barely larger than a microraptor. Either way, it's going to be a fine tool for caving (Especially in those with lots of insects).

    My guess is that its a good pet for playing on The Lost Island, when its still an isolated map. When tek and all comes in and tranfers will be open this creature is going to be a useless add, because people are not going to need it anymore and forget about it.

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    35 minutes ago, SunsetErosion said:

    Not sure why you dont understand that what I said with that is that they didnt add the Dinopithecus to the upcomming dlc and its added feats/creatures etc as a whole

    Because that's not what you said anywhere in the post? You said "the dinopithecus", no mention of its abilities anywhere in the post I quoted. Some advice for the future: learn to make your statements clear rather than just assuming people will understand your intent.

    30 minutes ago, SunsetErosion said:

    My guess is that its a good pet for playing on The Lost Island, when its still an isolated map. When tek and all comes in and tranfers will be open this creature is going to be a useless add, because people are not going to need it anymore and forget about it.

    Given that this map is supposed to be more or less hostile to tek (what with the amarga wrecking anything above hide armor and the dinopithecus' tek disabling dung) it may yet see extended use. The map is supposed to be about returning to basics after all.

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    44 minutes ago, TyranntX said:

     

    Given how it's used as a glider pack (which is oddly sizable) it must be large enough to support the weight of a survivor to do so, unlike the archy which is barely larger than a microraptor. Either way, it's going to be a fine tool for caving (Especially in those with lots of insects).

    Fair point, here's hoping that once it's out it actually looks decent on a player's shoulder rather than looking really awkward like the ichthyornis does.

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    1 hour ago, CosmicSkeleton said:

    You said "the dinopithecus", no mention of its abilities anywhere in the post I quoted.

    I normally dont have much problems with people, not understanding me...
    Though again you missed my point lol. I said the DLC and the stuff that comes with the dlc, nothing to do with the feat/abilities of the Dinopithecus. Didint put might thought in the post. But my guess is you sometimes just meet the kind of people that are so not on the same "line" as yourself. For that I think we will just never understand eachother lol. Im online a lot, though my first language isnt english so there might be some misinterpretation anyway...

      

    1 hour ago, CosmicSkeleton said:

    Given that this map is supposed to be more or less hostile to tek (what with the amarga wrecking anything above hide armor and the dinopithecus' tek disabling dung) it may yet see extended use. The map is supposed to be about returning to basics after all.

    Didnt know that. Not sure what the Amarga is and in what way the environment is "hostile" to tek. Is it disabled alltogether or something like a constant wearing-out, like with the Hazard suit? Yeah, it might have some extended use. But with at least chiting armoring beeing the best armor (They should also add Dino armor with Chitin as crafting ingredient...) it should or could be a decent battlefield add. But I dont know its survivability against most common battlefield weapons. So I still doubt it beeing functional in end game matters. Maybe they could add a block or wearout on most probably tek saddles and maybe have saddles based on metal being fastly worn out. (Like the environment being extremely corosive or something)

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    as said above so read this carefully

    face the facts people we dont get what we think would be best for game they add what they want to add

     

    they said we were getting S+ added then there was hg build was to be added and now new maps etc

    these stuff will not happen until they add it to the game directly stop with the mods otherwise console players will get nothing and as for the dino's being added  they dont choose by our votes it is chosen from youtubers

    still makes me wonder why they even ask us to vote!!!!!!

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    gente eu só gostaria de ver o carcha por que ele é meio diferente...mesmo parecendo um giga...nao ouve adição de terópodis novos desde quando?valgueiro?quando lançou esse mapa mesmo a muito tempo atraz entao dizem quem o sucho seria uma boa ou o cerato mais sempre viria alguem e falaria aff mais um terópode no jogo.a quanto tempo nao vemos um téropode ou uma criatura de ombro ou até mesmo mais um primata no jogo entao poderiam ser adiçoes que iram ajudar muito.Até o bisao de desse para os filhotes de wyvern confundir o leite de bisao com de wyvern...ja o sino acho ele intereçante até mesmo depois do ték pois nem o tek te proteje de microraptors ou até malditos pelicanos...suas asas sao incriveis e belas...eespero que de para colocar um capacete neles como em outros...porem realment eum carcha seria uma boa mais que ele nao retirasse dinos importantes para nós...que ele tivesse um bonus contra saurópods...e talvez pegar um dino na boca do tamanho de um raptor...porem selvagem poderia morrer ou matar um rex e fosse um pouco mais raro tipo um tropeo

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    seriamente se outro dino entrasse como sucho falariam eita mais um terópode no jogo ou uma versao do bary ... o cerato falariam versao de carno ou projeto de allo ... bisao aff mais um mamifero no jogo ... baleia (mobsausage) evolução de basilo ... lidisichys domavel ... gorgonops ... projeto de cachorro mal feito..variação da purlovia só que montavel ... e ainda tem coragem de falar que o carcha tiraria o posto de dinos usados mais nao pensaram nisso na votação do dinopitechus? legal ele escala ... rip deinonichus + leo marsupial ... ele taca merda e granada ... rip chalico ... ele usa armas ... pronto ai ja e demais nunca mais vao usar leoa marsupial nem nas cavernas por que tera um macaco q atirara granadas e atirar iraar em morcegos ... entao nem vem falar que o carcha tiraria as abilidades dos dinos ...fora isso falam que ele e uma variação do rex porem quem disse que haviria rex ou giga nesse mapa? o aberração nao tem rex porem tem a reaper ... e falam caramba tem muitos terópodis no jogo entao adicionem algo que nao tem muito no jogo como o deinosuchus...só temos 2 crocodillos no jogo e eu me surpriendi quando nao vi um tipo de sauropod ou crocodiliano na votação...serio temos 3 sauropods no jogo...e seria um serve pra nada a nao ser xp e couro no inicio e que irrita(diplodoco) ai teremos mais um só que pequeno...entao ta podem continuar reclamando...gostam de falar que as pessoas choram pelo carcha...eu nao acho isso

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    21 hours ago, TyranntX said:

    All I can read from this is the following...

     

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    Grow up, Charhcara wouldn't do much other carnivores already do either... Plus it too was influenced by a youtuber. So by your logic we should never get a charchara period.

    No, if it was added in for another map or just randomly added in I would have had a problem with it, even with my personal feelings on it. They could have taken all of the top 10, and randomly added them into the game at different times and people probably wouldn't be as mad. What they just did was a massive slap in the face. 

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