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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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    19 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.

    His comment didn't say anything about weather or not the game needed charcharodontosaurus or not. He likes the dinosaur, and is exited about it getting added to the game. Looks like you're the one who needs to pay attention...

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    4 minutes ago, TyranntX said:

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

    Things I, personally, want from the carcha:

    1. Be a big carnivore.

    2. Bite things.

    3. Maybe be breedable so that I can get some cool stats and colors.

    Chances are very high that it'll do everything I want it and there will be precisely no reason to whine! Lucky me!

     

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    Just now, GaintWalrusOfDeath said:

    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 😆

     

    1... people also like race cars, jeasus, country music, guitars, and any number of things. That doesn't mean it is somethig the game NEEDS.

     

    2,,, Tek saddles are futuristic technology and make sense when you take the game's lore into consideration. YOUR saddle idea is like something out of a Mad max  movie, a horrible one at that.

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    2 hours ago, Chrysa1is said:

    Right? I really can't see how the Carchardo 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 bleed, or the reaper statue jump 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.

    So many people always complain to wild card about not getting it and now their complaining ABOUT getting, just deal with it and be happy that we get atleast 4 new creatures

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    1 minute ago, AllOfTheAllos said:

    Things I, personally, want form the carcha:

    1. Be a big carnivore.

    2. Bite things.

    3. Maybe be breedable so that I can get some cool stats and colors.

    Chances are very high that it'll do everything I want it and there will be precisely no reason to whine! Lucky me!

     

    1. a reason you make when you are 10 years old

    2. a reason you make when you are FIVE years old

    3. that's literally every animal already, just use what's already there.

     

    4 minutes ago, TimeBomb2003 said:

    His comment didn't say anything about weather or not the game needed charcharodontosaurus or not. He likes the dinosaur, and is exited about it getting added to the game. Looks like you're the one who needs to pay attention...

    Said the one who wants an animal that adds nothing.

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    I'm not going to say that all of the people who are upset about charcharodontosaurus getting added for the purpose of shutting up the whiners up are also whining themselves, but...

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    2 hours ago, TiT4nS90 said:

    mine was expecting 6 new dinos and some new structures ..🙄

    Well we got 4 and a new map, usually we get 3, also there's gonna be ark 2 so we don't need to much more with ark 1

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    2 minutes ago, TimeBomb2003 said:

    I'm not going to say that all of the people who are upset about charcharodontosaurus getting added for the purpose of shutting up the whiners up are also whining themselves, but...

    You just did... and it is only getting added to shut up the people who complained last time.

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    Just now, TyranntX said:

    1. a reason you make when you are 10 years old

    2. a reason you make when you are FIVE years old

    3. that's literally every animal already, just use what's already there.

     

    Said the one who wants an animal that adds nothing.

    Shut up and deal with it, it's not that big of a deal

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    Just now, TyranntX said:

    1. a reason you make when you are 10 years old

    2. a reason you make when you are FIVE years old

    3. that's literally every animal already, just use what's already there.

    1. Not a reason, but a realistic expectation. It's a large carnivore, so it cannot give me a reason to "whine" by not being a large carnivore.

    2. Not a reason, but a realistic expectation. It's a large carnivore, so no matter what other abilities it'll have (or won't have) I can certainly trust it to bite things.

    3. I am using what's already there. I have rexes (tek and normal), yuties, allos and gigas, not to mention things that aren't huge carnivores (yes, I have those too). And I'd like another thing to breed. I'm allowed to want another breeding project without first finishing everything already going on.

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    Just now, DrGoob said:

    Shut up and deal with it, it's not that big of a deal

    I have, just want to remind you that 

     

    1. this animal is only getting added to silence the whinners from last poll

    2. its about as needed as you need a bullet to the head.

    3. WHEN it gets added it's abilities and saddle will not be what the community wants but what fits in the game.

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    Just now, AllOfTheAllos said:

    1. Not a reason, but a realistic expectation. It's a large carnivore, so it cannot give me a reason to "whine" by not being a large carnivore.

    2. Not a reason, but a realistic expectation. It's a large carnivore, so no matter what other abilities it'll have (or won't have) I can certainly trust it to bite things.

    3. I am using what's already there. I have rexes (tek and normal), yuties, allos and gigas, not to mention things that aren't huge carnivores (yes, I have those too). And I'd like another thing to breed. I'm allowed to want another breeding project without first finishing everything already going on.

     

    1. it is a reason, and its a garbage one

    2. it is a reason, and one you should be deeply ashamed of.

    3. it's called mods, get some.

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    Just now, TyranntX said:

    1. it is a reason, and its a garbage one

    2. it is a reason, and one you should be deeply ashamed of.

    3. it's called mods, get some.

    I feel like you're forgetting how this started. I'll remind you. YOU said that we'll whine anyway because it won't do what we want.

    To put it differently, you said that it will not match our expectations.

    I listed my expectations. Not "reasons why I want it in game" - there's only one reason and it's "I like large, preferably carnivorous dinosaurs" - ex-pec-ta-ti-ons. As in, things that I expect it to do. I expect carcharodontosaurus to be a large carnivore because that's what it is. It can't disappoint me by not being that. I expect it to bite things. Because that's one thing I can be certain it'll do.

    I can't expect it to have certain abilities, or a certain saddle, or a certain taming mechanic, because those are the kind of expectations that can end in disappointment. But I can expect it to be itself, do the most obvious thing and be breedable.

    As for the mods - I play official only. I tried modded servers in the past, didn't like it, and singleplayer gets really boring really fast.

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    16 minutes ago, AllOfTheAllos said:

    As for the mods - I play official only.

     

    And with that I refuse to ever take you seriously because you play in cancer land. Now the question becomes what flavor of JERK are you? Are you a PvP THUG and persecute people the nanosecond they spawn in? Or are you a PvE TROLL and hog the whole map and prevent new players from building a base?

     

    We don't need another big Carnivore, full stop.

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    Artwork from the players is stunning, as always! And while I had hoped for something more interesting than "bigger bat" for the creature vote, I'm at least glad I won't be running into super giant bugs. 

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    Just now, Oreochema said:

    Artwork from the players is stunning, as always! And while I had hoped for something more interesting than "bigger bat" for the creature vote, I'm at least glad I won't be running into super giant bugs. 

    Yeah, would have liked one more giant insect but the bat is a welcome addition to our flyer roster.

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    4 hours ago, Cedric said:

    Should be fixed now!  Sorry about that!

    You're REALLY going to put the pick of a guy flipping 2 middle fingers in the CC ?  SERIOUSLY ? with little kids looking at that?

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    When are we gonna get a round of votes to decide on one persistent bug for WC to finally fix? From the vertical misalignment of (tek) behemoth gate doors to moschops not harvesting fish, it would be fun to see what sticks in everyone's craw the most :)

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    2 minutes ago, XxxGodzxxX said:

    You're REALLY going to put the pick of a guy flipping 2 middle fingers in the CC ?  SERIOUSLY ? with little kids looking at that?

    ARK is not a kids game, nor is this website for children.

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    I am actually very happy that they are adding the Carcharodontosaurus to the game. I like big dinos and they havent added a real Dino to the game in ages. It is what I love about ARK and they just added too many fantasy creatures to the game in years anyway. 

    I love my Rex, I love my Allos and I am sure I will love me some Carcharo too! WC mustve seen this dino and thought, hey that is cool we want that. They are not limited to only adding one creatures, they can add one or as many as they want if they feel like it would add anything to the game and if they want to do it. We should be happy that we get 4 new creatures to the game isntead of 3! I, for one, am happy and look forward to it. 

    This comment section needs to be more positive, WC is STILL adding more free content for us for a game that came out like 6 or so years out. 

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    Just now, dizzljoe said:

    I am actually very happy that they are adding the Carcharodontosaurus to the game. I like big dinos and they havent added a real Dino to the game in ages. It is what I love about ARK and they just added too many fantasy creatures to the game in years anyway. 

    I love my Rex, I love my Allos and I am sure I will love me some Carcharo too! WC mustve seen this dino and thought, hey that is cool we want that. They are not limited to only adding one creatures, they can add one or as many as they want if they feel like it would add anything to the game and if they want to do it. We should be happy that we get 4 new creatures to the game isntead of 3! I, for one, am happy and look forward to it. 

    This comment section needs to be more positive, WC is STILL adding more free content for us for a game that came out like 6 or so years out. 

    The whole Lost Isle trio is laughing at you.

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    Surely wildcard puts in the carchar at this point it’s gotten second twice clearly it’s wanted by people like surely

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    1 minute ago, Malformedvirus5 said:

    Surely wildcard puts in the carchar at this point it’s gotten second twice clearly it’s wanted by people like surely

    Nope, it's getting added to shut up the fans who bitched about it losing last time. They knew the same would happen here so they chose to nip it in the butt.

     

    WC is a Business , you got to remember that.

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    Just now, TyranntX said:

    Nope, it's getting added to shut up the fans who bitched about it losing last time. They knew the same would happen here so they chose to nip it in the butt.

     

    WC is a Business , you got to remember that.

    Wait is it actually getting added where has this been said

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    2 minutes ago, Malformedvirus5 said:

    Wait is it actually getting added where has this been said

    Read the announcement from top to bottom, slowly.

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