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Name: Giant Bison

Species: Bison longicornis

Time: Pleistocene

Diet: Herbivore

Temperament: Territorial

 

Wild: Traveling in massive herds for greater pastures, the largest bovine in existence is a sight to behold. With their massive pair of horns, they are known to be aggressive chargers and capable of goring any predator willing to challenge them including wolves and bears. Their large bodies capable of withstanding the harshest winters with their ever-growing pelts, making them durable enough to resist freezing to death. 

 

Taming: Extremely sought for their pelts, horns, and the rich bovine milk, taming a Bison isn't as easy at it looks. Many tribesmen attempt to bull-ride in hopes to tire them out and begin feeding them when they aren't wide awake. Beware getting bucked off, I've seen many tribesmen knocked out with that heavy bull kick to the face. Some get gored if unlucky enough.

 

Domesticated: Once they are tamed, this of course unfortunately attracts every now and then random predators who want to raid your livestock and eat them all. The milk produced by the females gives any baby animal being raised a quite needed boost, potentially can be warmed up in an cooking pot for a special buff against the cold weather. With their hulking bodies, they offer extra warmth and can carry weight much like modern ox. Like modern cattle, their feces is much more potent fertilizer often referred to as "cow pie" that gives crops a boost of extra harvest.

 

Bison latifrons (aka the giant bison) lived in North America during the  Pleistocene epoch and was the largest and heaviest bison species to ever  live in North America. They stood 2m (6.6ft)

 

ARK Meta:

Combat: Built in with a charge mechanic similar to Triceratops and the Woolly Rhinoceros, the Bison could impale its victims into their horns and gore them to bleed out, as well a herd buff to boost their strength with mate boost activated, dealing extreme damage. Crippling debuff inflicted on players and dinosaurs if it successfully charges.

Utility: Another farm animal for the common PVE (or RP) players who would love a cow in ARK (like the ones in Atlas). Bison milk in turn could be cooked warmly to drink as an insulation buff against the cold, or fed to babies, especially baby Wyverns who require milk themselves.  When Bison defecate, they drop a special feces called "cow pie" which is much better than other dinosaur feces, and more efficient, sometimes giving the crops a boost of extra harvest. With a unique cart or wagon saddle, depending on the type of saddle chosen affects how the player how much weight they can carry back and forth from point A to point B with more speed. The amount of Bison needed for the type of cart or wagon saddle affects not only speed, the weight and the mobility of the mini-wheeled base.

Bison Milk - Like other bovines, Bison can be milked for their nutritional sweet baby food. If fed to warm blooded babies, the calcium would help them grow much faster than normal than any other food if given the proper care. Can be substituted for any food a baby might require care such as kibble.

What is the difference between cow milk and buffalo milk | The Times of  India

Bison Milk Cheese - A crafting recipe requiring Bison milk, a very delicious cheese with a very wild yet sweet taste. Who knows what else it could offer?

Why Elusive Buffalo-Milk Cheeses Are Worth Hunting Down

Bison-drawn carriage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1900 : r/OldSchoolCool

Raids: Having a livestock of these Bison will eventually lead to many predators wanting to assault your base to eat your beef, much in the same manner as how the Corrupted attack Element Veins/OSDs or the Nameless harassing you if you don't have a charge pet. You will have to turn full on cowboy to keep them at bay every now and then.

 

FJORDUR:

- Useful in colder areas, especially Jotunheim, the bison's thick fur pelt will keep the player protected from the dangerous sub-zero temperatures and deter off any nasty wolves or bears who dare come too close.

- Major harvester if on a trip on foot to harvest metal or wood, or various other resources, depending on the cart or wagon saddle will speed determine the rough terrain.

- With predatory dinosaurs and other animals wanting to eat your livestock, you could either use this to your advantage to lure a high level carnivore or simply farm experience from killing them all.

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17 hours ago, Tschon said:

They should have where you can build a base and it can be packed up into the bison And unpacked and it should have a wagon. A true mobile base for those of us that don't want to just build a massive base.

Maybe the number of Bison rigged up to a wagon affects the speed your mobile wagon base moves and the weight you can carry

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11 hours ago, Tschon said:

This needs a wagon that allows you to pack and unpack a small base into it. It allows for people to be mobile. It can be used for pve and pvp. In pve they have a mobile base that can be used to set up shops or pretend to be an old pioneer. But this can also be used in pvp for mobile fobs and for smaller tribes and solo players to pack up and run from mega tribe trolls and hide until it's safe to find a new spot and unpack their base. This is very possible because last oasis has the ability to pack and unpack bases which is a very likable feature. It also imitates how the old pioneers set up camp along time ago.

Something like a tent, but its a more deployable base. The wagon can work that way possibly, the cart is moreso just for resource gathering and such, or for weaponry usage.

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16 hours ago, 1Sonder said:

I disagree about ceratopsians/herbivores. There’s plenty. Herbivores are just less interesting than carnivores. And there are two ceratopsians, just like there are two tyrannosaurs.

I’ll give you that, but my point still stands. we have plenty of mammals, and this role is very much so already filled by two of them. Having a more underused species of reptile would be more interesting.

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8 minutes ago, NovaSpartan said:

"Enough like this" like what? I'm not arguing i'm genuinely curious what you mean.

What the person said “enough of this” is rude lol imo, its a submission just support it, imo we have the gasbags, thats literally the only thing i see semi-related to the bison submission 

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7 hours ago, NovaSpartan said:

I mean...sort of but that's quite a reach. But the abilities would be completely different along with what they would be used for in comparison with the Gasbags. Gasbags can be used as major damage resistance tanks, pack mule, and a very bizarre flyer. Pack mule is sort of an option for the Bison but it ultimately is up to what WC does with it.

For sure lol i just wanted to be a smart@$$😂

wildcard did when the gasbags was released say it was a packmule n all

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Guys... no offense, but come on, how is a Bison cooler than any of the other options out there? Who cares that we don't have an ark "cattle role" yet, we should give the other options a chance. Plus, while I do like this idea, I don't think it's entirely creative, sure it would fit in Fjordur, but other creatures would as well. I'm not sure why all of you are going for an oversized bull with fur over some other badass reptiles or dinosaurs, or maybe even arthropods. Maybe something related to norse mythology? I think we have enough mammals in the game thank you... we literally are about to have another one in the form of the Andrewsarchus

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On 11/7/2021 at 12:14 AM, Judgment said:

love the frick outta this idea, ESPECIALLY considering the fjordur map is a COLD map based on the Netherlands, and we already have a big rhino, i personally like bisons more, specially since they are so precious in the native American culture ❤️

is it actually based on the Netherlands? i wouldve thought it was based on a nordic country as the different realms and the environment would show? im not even a pc player so i wouldnt know anyway

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On 11/23/2021 at 4:46 AM, Din0Gamer said:

I’m not a fan of this idea. firstly, we just got the deinopithicus via the creature vote. I’m not one who wants another mammal, especially since the one creature already revealed for Fjordur is a mammal, the andrewsarchus. I also wasn’t a fan of the deinopithicus, with wasn’t helped by us getting the suggested abilities (although that’s fair to Wildcard). I’m only putting up with the deinopithicus because of the other two Lost Island creatures.

Secondly, this would be near useless. Ark is built around powerful Tames unless your doing an oddly gimmicky playthrough. No new creature since the Morrella has has so little use. using the, from my understanding, least used creatures from each following DLC as examples, Roll Rats are the best wood harvesters on Ab and are fun to roll around, Gasbags are amazing transports, Megachelon are great for oceanic tribes and Maewings are great nannies. 

So yeah, not a fan. Especially since the other top choice is the Titanoceratops, which is a strong, herbivorous ceratopsian, all of which are underrepresented in comparison to other things, mammals especially. I will give credit to the original author of this post. As much as I don’t like it, it was well thought into and certainly an odd choice.

What makes me thing, Fjordur is going to be extremely big map about traveling around and you get a bull-cow that can't even jump or fly. Yet you promote a dino that preffers stationary game design.

 

Fjordurr seems to be a big open map, where a big dinosaur roaming around would fit ( note we have only giga to be dangerous enough ), the armordillosuchus suggestion would be great addition for rocky-hills traversal of Fjordurr and surely iconic dino pick and quite fun.

Or the flying insect one, also great idea. Since we didn't really had any big insects.

But ya'all guys want some mammal to do giga meat runs on them. Well they wouldn't even be a good for meat runs because they would mostly drop Pelt/Wool and overcumber your dino pretty much quickly.

There are so many great suggestions , im quite disappointed in this community votes.

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Overall it’s a nice concept and would be a nice edition to the game, however i feel like it’s also quite pointless given how there are only 3 creatures that will be picked. This one really does not provide anything unique about it.

 

charges just like the rhino and trike, helps with breeding and raising tames, we have maewings and other things to help with that already.

for harvesting there are of course many alternatives too.

I love the bison but i feel literally any of the other top 5 is way more unique and offer more in that regard. 
 

i do think the bison deserves a spot in Ark but not when the votes are limited to just 3 creatures, I personally feel the 3 should be very unique and bring something actually new to the table. 

Not sure how it’s in the #1 spot

Just my 2 cents. 

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On 11/6/2021 at 7:18 PM, TuxedoToad said:

It’s about time Ark had its own Cattle. No creature as of yet fills the Bovine role.

On 11/6/2021 at 5:08 PM, TheIronWolf45 said:

Name: Giant Bison

Species: Bison longicornis

Time: Pleistocene

Diet: Herbivore

Temperament: Territorial

 

Wild: Traveling in massive herds for greater pastures, the largest bovine in existence is a sight to behold. With their massive pair of horns, they are known to be aggressive chargers and capable of goring any predator willing to challenge them including wolves and bears. Their large bodies capable of withstanding the harshest winters with their ever-growing pelts, making them durable enough to resist freezing to death. 

 

Taming: Extremely sought for their pelts, horns, and the rich bovine milk, taming a Bison isn't as easy at it looks. Many tribesmen attempt to bull-ride in hopes to tire them out and begin feeding them when they aren't wide awake. Beware getting bucked off, I've seen many tribesmen knocked out with that heavy bull kick to the face. Some get gored if unlucky enough.

 

Domesticated: Once they are tamed, this of course unfortunately attracts every now and then random predators who want to raid your livestock and eat them all. The milk produced by the females gives any baby animal being raised a quite needed boost, potentially can be warmed up in an cooking pot for a special buff against the cold weather. With their hulking bodies, they offer extra warmth and can carry weight much like modern ox. Like modern cattle, their feces is much more potent fertilizer often referred to as "cow pie" that gives crops a boost of extra harvest.

 

Bison latifrons (aka the giant bison) lived in North America during the  Pleistocene epoch and was the largest and heaviest bison species to ever  live in North America. They stood 2m (6.6ft)

 

ARK Meta:

Combat: Built in with a charge mechanic similar to Triceratops and the Woolly Rhinoceros, the Bison could impale its victims into their horns and gore them to bleed out, as well a herd buff to boost their strength with mate boost activated, dealing extreme damage. Crippling debuff inflicted on players and dinosaurs if it successfully charges.

Utility: Another farm animal for the common PVE (or RP) players who would love a cow in ARK (like the ones in Atlas). Bison milk in turn could be cooked warmly to drink as an insulation buff against the cold, or fed to babies, especially baby Wyverns who require milk themselves.  When Bison defecate, they drop a special feces called "cow pie" which is much better than other dinosaur feces, and more efficient, sometimes giving the crops a boost of extra harvest. With a unique cart or wagon saddle, depending on the type of saddle chosen affects how the player how much weight they can carry back and forth from point A to point B with more speed. The amount of Bison needed for the type of cart or wagon saddle affects not only speed, the weight and the mobility of the mini-wheeled base.

Bison-drawn carriage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1900 : r/OldSchoolCool

Raids: Having a livestock of these Bison will eventually lead to many predators wanting to assault your base to eat your beef, much in the same manner as how the Corrupted attack Element Veins/OSDs or the Nameless harassing you if you don't have a charge pet. You will have to turn full on cowboy to keep them at bay every now and then.

 

FJORDUR:

- Useful in colder areas, especially Jotunheim, the bison's thick fur pelt will keep the player protected from the dangerous sub-zero temperatures and deter off any nasty wolves or bears who dare come too close.

- Major harvester if on a trip on foot to harvest metal or wood, or various other resources, depending on the cart or wagon saddle will speed determine the rough terrain.

- With predatory dinosaurs and other animals wanting to eat your livestock, you could either use this to your advantage to lure a high level carnivore or simply farm experience from killing them all.

So… it replaces the procoptodon, the maewing, the wooly rhino, the dung beetle AND the usefulness of milking wild wyverns?!? Feels like the votes for this runs into the same issues that the votes for “gUn MoNkE” ran into.

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On 11/22/2021 at 9:46 PM, Din0Gamer said:

I’m not a fan of this idea. firstly, we just got the deinopithicus via the creature vote. I’m not one who wants another mammal, especially since the one creature already revealed for Fjordur is a mammal, the andrewsarchus. I also wasn’t a fan of the deinopithicus, with wasn’t helped by us getting the suggested abilities (although that’s fair to Wildcard). I’m only putting up with the deinopithicus because of the other two Lost Island creatures.

Secondly, this would be near useless. Ark is built around powerful Tames unless your doing an oddly gimmicky playthrough. No new creature since the Morrella has has so little use. using the, from my understanding, least used creatures from each following DLC as examples, Roll Rats are the best wood harvesters on Ab and are fun to roll around, Gasbags are amazing transports, Megachelon are great for oceanic tribes and Maewings are great nannies. 

So yeah, not a fan. Especially since the other top choice is the Titanoceratops, which is a strong, herbivorous ceratopsian, all of which are underrepresented in comparison to other things, mammals especially. I will give credit to the original author of this post. As much as I don’t like it, it was well thought into and certainly an odd choice.

I disagree about ceratopsians/herbivores. There’s plenty. Herbivores are just less interesting than carnivores. And there are two ceratopsians, just like there are two tyrannosaurs.

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