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  • Community Crunch 298: Fjordur Creature Vote Winner, Community Corner, and More!

    Happy New Year!

    We hope you enjoyed your Winter Wonderland and had some time to spend with your tribes (in and out of game 🤓).  Although we are continuing to focus some development efforts on Lost Island, we want don't want you to lose sight of new content that's to come in 2022! 

    In addition to 3 new creatures launching in June with Fjordur, we'll also be releasing Carcharodontosaurus as a separate, free update later in 2022!

    Let's take a look at the dossiers of 2 new creatures coming to Fjordur and announce the winner of the second Community Creature Vote.


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    Common Name: Andrewsarchus
    Species: Andrewsarchus mongoliensis
    Time: Middle Eocene
    Diet: Omnivore
    Temperament: Opportunistic

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    Andrewsarchuses are full of surprises. These ungainly creatures seem sluggish while foraging for a meal, but they can move unexpectedly fast when provoked. Like some other whippomorphs, an Andrewsarchus will aggressively defend its territory against interlopers its size or smaller on sight.

    With some distance between you, it might be possible to dodge a charging Andrewsarchus, since they don’t exactly turn on a dime. Just don’t expect a river or lake to protect you from one. If its feet can touch bottom, Andrewsarchus will barely be slowed by deep water.

    These scavengers will tear into just about anything if hungry, but they do seem to have a sweet tooth. I've seen Andrewsarchuses pacified by honey and sweet fruit.

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    Once tamed, Andrewsarchus is a reliably fast beast of burden, as long as you don’t need it to take any corners at full speed. Its density in water also makes it ideal for searching the ocean floors for pearls.

    Andrewsarchus is probably most useful for light reconnaissance, once you mount a minigun to the back of its saddle. It can't absorb as much damage as some of the ARKs' larger creatures, but it's great for harassing them.

    Some say a gun-saddled Andrewsarchus reminds them of a puma, a walrus, or even a warthog, but I don't see it.

     

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    Common Name: Fjordhawk
    Species: Parabuteo veðrfölnir
    Time: Mid-late Anthropocene
    Diet: Omnivore
    Temperament: Calculating

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    Most of the creatures I’ve encountered here have endured thanks to their great size, strength, or ferocity. But the fjordhawk gets by on its wits and by scavenging. The bird also seems to have an almost preternatural ability to predict and avoid danger. Fjordhawks follow predators (and survivors) from on high, watching for their moment to swoop in and snatch up an easy meal. 

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    Tamed fjordhawks are surprisingly playful, and their favorite game is fetch. Indulge your bird with this play and a bit of patience, and you’ll reap the rewards. Just point out a target, and your fjordhawk will fly off to retrieve it for you. A well-trained fjordhawk can locate injured prey and communicate its find to you.

    These clever birds will bond with humans as wholeheartedly as any canine or primate, in a way uniquely suited to this time and place. If you should meet with some grave misfortune, your fjordhawk will immediately fly off with as many of your belongings as it can carry. As soon as you’re respawned by the ARK, your friend will track you down and return your equipment to you!

     


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    With over 60K votesDesmodus Draculae wins the second Community Creature Vote!  We're looking forward to sharing a concept and dossier in the coming weeks!

    if you're interested in seeing exactly how the voting went, check out the link below to see the results.

    Fjordur Community Creature Vote Results


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    Thank you for participating in the #ARKXmasLoot giveaway!  We'll be giving away over 300 prizes!! The ARK community never ceases to amaze us with your creativity!

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    31 minutes ago, Kazaanh said:

    Right? I really can't see how the Bison dino or whatever its called is going to be any different to what we already have? I have a feeling it'll be lazy abilities like give milk, or the shearing sheep for wool animation. I hope i get surprised, because right now, i don't have much hope for this Cardigan dino lol

     

    And it literally LOST TWICE and they are still adding it?? Like what is that? So dumb.

    The bison is far superior than the Charizardsaur dino or whatever it's called. Id rather milk, epic insulation and unique fertilizer, than another boring carnivore dino.

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    23 minutes ago, thehalogrunt798 said:

    then why do you hate that we are getting a fourth creature like come on they wanted you guys to be happy and now you are all fussy and whiny about getting a fourth creature

    Amazing, it's as if you completely ignored the point I made.

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    4 minutes ago, Chrysa1is said:

    The bison is far superior than the Charizardsaur dino or whatever it's called. Id rather milk, epic insulation and unique fertilizer, than another boring carnivore dino.

    cows/oxen are also the icon of beasts of burden, so extreme reduced carry weight can also be added to that list. Throw in a cart to have it pull around and all the other abelites mentioned and you got one "beefy" creature... Sorry had to make that pun.

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    2 hours ago, Onimusha759 said:

    Why does it keep referencing the pigs water speed?  Water never effects anyones speed "as long as feet touch bottom".

    Sounds like it has the option to both swim and run over the bottom of the water body.

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    OK, my opinion is that The Giant Bat its "Ok" just for PvP, but it would be awesome and nice to add the Giant Bison for milking it for the wyvs... also to protect yourself better than a mamooth... it is a shame that Bison didnt reached the 1st place.. it was 3rd... Also the Bison would be cool for PvP so everyone would have more easy to raise normal wyverns. I never liked to ride a Giant Vamp...

     

    It would be awesome if there were some TLC for the Onyc, instead of ride it, it would be awesome to use it as a flyer that elevates you till some heights, by grabbing you from the shoulders allowing you to shoot while controling the dino movement as if u were in a parachute (but instead of going down, flying up).

     

    There are so many dinos useless since they were released that it would be awesome to gives them some new abilities that makes them more useful,  rather than add more dinos.

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    2 hours ago, TheTwistedKeeper said:

    I thought the bison or the charcha would win, I honestly didn't think the vampire bat would. I'm looking forward to it.

    The carchar is still being added tho so thats a win in my book

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    Glad the bat won, hopefully wildcard looks at all the ideas in the posts comments, not just the post itself. There is so much potential for this creature to be a unique night time pvp dino.

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    2 hours ago, LavenderDreams said:

    The bat won? Aw, man...

    Don't feel bad for the Carchar just yet, they did confirm that theropod will also be added later on as a free update later on this year

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    Well this sucks. Its unfortunate an unrealistic creature got in instead of something that was actually accurate like the bison. The bat is just a reskinned blood wyvern.

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    10 minutes ago, Bulborb87 said:

    Don't feel bad for the Carchar just yet, they did confirm that theropod will also be added later on as a free update later on this year

    You say that as if it's a good thing, it isn't

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    1 minute ago, TyranntX said:

    You say that as if it's a good thing, it isn't

    hey, for people who wanted this theropod to get in, they are still getting it, sure it will be a long wait, but they are still gonna get it

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    Even though it didn't win the vote at least their finally going to add in the Carcharodontosaurus at some point. Now Im wondering what they plan on doing with it, Im hoping they will us my idea (but I doubt it). 🤞

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    1 minute ago, GaintWalrusOfDeath said:

    Even though it didn't win the vote at least their finally going to add in the Carcharodontosaurus at some point. Now Im wondering what they plan on doing with it, Im hoping they will us my idea (but I doubt it). 🤞

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    Not this, and not what anyone who wanted it wants.

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    2 hours ago, Kazaanh said:

    Right? I really can't see how the Bison dino or whatever its called is going to be any different to what we already have? I have a feeling it'll be lazy abilities like give milk, or the shearing sheep for wool animation. I hope i get surprised, because right now, i don't have much hope for this Cardigan dino lol

     

    And it literally LOST TWICE and they are still adding it?? Like what is that? So dumb.

    I was really hoping the pyroraptor won, i think it could be useful for both pve and pvp and be just all and all cool in the process, i was looking in the comments on the pyroraptors page and one dude had come up with a concept for it that i had absolutely loved

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    2 minutes ago, TyranntX said:

    Not this, and not what anyone who wanted it wants.

    Well I certainly want this and im sure there are some people out there that want it. Plus I think it would be really fun to run around in any map with that stuff on its saddle, if we can get the Tropeognathus with a Jet engine and Grenade launcher then why not have Carchar with Missile launchers and a Chainsaw! 😎💥

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    i feel like the bat and pyroraptor would have been an amazing combo, and the pyroraptor could support pve players too, not just pvp

     

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    11 minutes ago, GaintWalrusOfDeath said:

    Well I certainly want this and im sure there are some people out there that want it. Plus I think it would be really fun to run around in any map with that stuff on its saddle, if we can get the Tropeognathus with a Jet engine and Grenade launcher then why not have Carchar with Missile launchers and a Chainsaw! 😎💥

    Congratulations, you just announced how 10 years old you look. Tropeo actually adds something unique and needed to the game, Carchara does not. 

     

    Also what sense does adding rocket launchers and chainsaws to the base of a creature's saddle even make? This is Ark not Paraworld.

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    I like that the bat is going to be a thing, and I also love that carchar will be finally a thing too (does that make me a "literal 8 year old"? Because I certainly don't feel any younger just because I know what I like and am excited to have more of that)

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    8 minutes ago, AllOfTheAllos said:

    I like that the bat is going to be a thing, and I also love that carchar will be finally a thing too (does that make me a "literal 8 year old"? Because I certainly don't feel any younger just because I know what I like and am excited to have more of that)

    Do I need to repeat myself on weather or not the game needs Carchara? (it doesn't). Because it looks like people are slowly losing their ability to pay attention.

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    3 minutes ago, TyranntX said:

    Do I need to repeat myself on weather or not the game needs Carchara? (it doesn't). Because it looks like people are slowly losing their ability to pay attention.

    i agree, its just another rex/allo/giga to be honest, i would much rather something else get in, thats not the bison because at this point we have too many animals like the ovis and stuff like that

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    2 minutes ago, BriskEcho said:

    i agree, its just another rex/allo/giga to be honest, i would much rather something else get in, thats not the bison because at this point we have too many animals like the ovis and stuff like that

    In the Bison's defense it can do a lot more than just be a sheep clone. Hell I don't know how many farmers sheer their cows anyway. Carchara on the other hand cannot say such things.

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    3 minutes ago, TyranntX said:

    In the Bison's defense it can do a lot more than just be a sheep clone. Hell I don't know how many farmers sheer their cows anyway. Carchara on the other hand cannot say such things.

    it can but to me it just dosnt feel near as unique as some of the other options

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    2 hours ago, TyranntX said:

    ...It's just a big Carnivore with typical Carnivore features. We don't need yet another big Carnivore...

    Well too bad, cause we getting it anyways!

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    3 minutes ago, TimeBomb2003 said:

    Well too bad, cause we getting it anyways!

    And it won't to anything you want it to, and you'll whine and complain about it anyway.

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    11 minutes ago, TyranntX said:

    Congratulations, you just announced how 10 years old you look. Tropeo actually adds something unique and needed to the game, Carchara does not. 

     

    Also what sense does adding rocket launchers and chainsaws to the base of a creature's saddle even make? This is Ark not Paraworld.

    Okay 1, What do you mean "Carcharodontosaurus doesn't need to be in the game", people like big theropods, whats the harm of adding in just one more.

    And Second, it doesn't have to make sense this is Ark after all, ever sense they add in tek saddles and all the other crazy stuff they added to the game they can pretty much do what ever the heck they want. You mean to tell me the devs are going to be like "We can add in a giant space whale but a Dino with a Chainsaw and Missile Launchers on its saddle, thats too far fetched for this game". lol 😆

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