Community Crunch 357: Introducing Rhyniognatha and More!
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Spring is still in full swing, and bugs are back in town... literally! We are thrilled to reveal the Rhyniognatha dossier to the community! Peruse it, plot, and plan, as we are eager to see what you will do with this brand-new monstrous bug!
Speaking of new creatures, don't forget to submit your ideas for the Community Creature Vote before submissions end on April 21st!
Common name: Rhyniognatha
Species: Rhyniognatha antiquagenitor
Time: Early Devonian
I swear, every new creature I come across here makes me more sure they've all had their genes tampered with. I know I'm right about this. Take this monster bug I'm calling 'Rhyniognatha antiquagenitor' -- big enough to headline a horror flick, but still light enough to fly and skate across water.
Would you believe it also makes a weirdly useful, quick-hardening resin with a variety of uses? It can thicken up its shell for a defensive boost, spray hard bullet-like globs, or squirt soft globs that harden on impact to gum up incoming predators!
These overgrown earwigs are just what you need to level up your tribe's aerial defenses! And here's a tip: if you crush up the right Arthropleura, you'll get an enzyme that makes Rhyniognatha glue as TEK-disruptive as Dinopithecus dung. Plus this bug can glue itself to creatures or cargo and carry things around your base!
That said, Rhyniognatha-raising isn't for the squeamish... Their males have a pheromone that invites egg-laying females to use them as hosts. Harvest that pheromone, and you can mark any creature for the female to lay her eggs on. The host then incubates a new generation of larvae that can reap its best traits in the process.
If some poor beast gets eggs laid on it by accident, you might still be able to save it by popping it in a cryopod and freezing out the larvae.
The community creature submissions are still underway! Don't miss out on an opportunity to decide on the next ARK creature that will arrive with the launch of ARK: Survival Ascended.
Please note that this creature will be released for Scorched Earth, so make sure your real-world submissions are in theme with that map! We’ll also be adding an additional real-world creature for each subsequent canonical expansion pack map release on ARK: Survival Ascended.
Check out the Creature Submission Guidelines for more information on the submission process, and hop over to the Creature Submission Forum to see the current entries. The entry period will end at 1 PM Pacific on April 21st, so don't wait - get your ideas in. We are looking forward to seeing your ideas come to life!
Survivors! Easter EVO Event is still active until Monday, the 24th of April. During this event, 25% of spawns will be replaced with the colors from the event list. It will be active until All Official Servers across each platform are undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
- Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
- Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
- ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
- Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval
Check out our prior Community Crunch for the full details!
Conquest servers are being re-introduced for a new season by Snail Games. To kick things off, our current Classic PvP season will end, and servers will be wiped shortly before the new Conquest begins on April 25th. Classic PvP servers will wipe on April 25th, 5pm Pacific Time.
- Experience gain, taming, and gathering have been tripled compared to our standard Official Servers (3x)
- Breeding, hatching, and raising rates have been tripled compared to our standard Official Servers (3x)
- No tribe limit
- Tribe alliances are disabled, though informal alliances are allowed
- Servers have a maximum player count of 100
- Excluded maps: Aberration, Gen 1 & 2, Extinction and Fjordur
The following TEK engrams/items will be available:
- TEK Replicator
- TEK Transmitter
- TEK Turret
- TEK Hatchframe
- TEK Door
- TEK Foundation
- TEK ladder
- TEK Pillar
- TEK Ramp
- TEK Trapdoor
- TEK Wall
- TEK Doorframe
- TEK Windowframe
- TEK Window
- Sloped TEK Wall Left
- Sloped TEK Wall Right
- TEK Staircase
- Sloped TEK Roof
- TEK Railing
- TEK Fence Foundation
- TEK Generator
- TEK Trough
- TEK Teleporter
- Megalodon TEK Saddle
- Vacuum Compartment
- Vacuum Compartment Moonpool
- Cloning Chamber
- Tapejara TEK Saddle
- TEK Fence Support
- Large TEK Wall
- TEK Stairs
- TEK Triangle ceiling
- TEK Triangle foundation
Switch Survivors, the Eggcellent Adventure full event is still underway through Monday, April 17th!
Finish your journey through the worlds of ARK in ‘Extinction’, where the story began and ends: on Earth itself!
With the partnership of Grove Street Games, we're excited to bring Extinction to Nintendo Switch!
Don't miss out!
ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is on sale for 20% off now through April 17th in the eShop.
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Join Python as he begins his ultimate journey! There is no limit to what is possible during this playthrough, his goal is to have as much fun as possible.
Creator: Veno (featuring Raasclark)
Veno and Raasclark take on another challenge in their Dingle Cup Season 2! Today they will be taming creatures based solely on their dossier's description. Can you guess the creature before they do?
The kitten is watching you by Ariz
Yutyrannus by @k3zk_627
Sakuramochi by @falco_luna
Battle for Eden by @TekARK3
Fjordhawk by mendozian
Tropeognathus by @DW_ARK
Hostiles Approaching by @WolfTek7
Just finished casually farming metal at the best location in the game by @BeyPlays
The view from my house by u/NahDontLook
The Doedicurus by Manatee
Enjoy your weekend!
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