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  1. That last screencap is gorgeous! I was surprised to see that it's on The Center, too. That map gets a bit of flak these days, I imagine because it's one of the early ones and it doesn't have a unique creature of its own. I need to play on that map again.
  2. 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.
  3. I see lots of people alluding to Haast's Eagle in the comments. Haast's Eagle is one of my favorite prehistoric birds and while I do understand that many of Ark's dino designs aren't especially accurate to real life, I would nonetheless like to point out that Haast's Eagle was large enough to hunt moa. It would be just a smidgen too large to perch on a survivor's shoulder. Imagine carrying 20-30 lbs (9-15 kg) that way. Still, a design based on Haast's Eagle would be neat to see, at least in terms of visual design, if not size.
  4. Just this past few days, I was lamenting the lack of a Deinonychus chibi, because I love my floofy, feathery friends. And lo, does WildCard add a Deinonychus chibi to the game! I am excite!
  5. Just leaving a comment here to specifically call out @kawarayane! That Ice Titan art is fakking phenomenal! Gorgeous detail and perspective!
  6. That's the most valid and compelling reason I've seen to tame one so far. XD Still, I'm not one for apes/monkeys. I don't think I've ever tamed a Mesopithecus or a Gigantopithecus. I've always liked reptiles and birds a ton, so the "typical" dinosaur fare is way more up my alley. Stuff like Microraptors (even though I play PvE), Therizinosaurs, Raptors, Thylas, etc. I honestly can't wait to tame an Amargasaurus! Either way, glad for those who got what they wanted out of the vote; I hope WildCard does more player involvement like this in the future.
  7. I've been seeing Party Dodos, and the cooking pot has been showing the skins/recipes for event items and chibis. I believe the anniversary event is currently active. If it's not working in a single player save or an unofficial server, there is a command to start it up, I believe, although I've never had to use it. I do know, however, that the command only works when the relevant files have been pushed to consoles/clients. Those files aren't left live all the time because they'd bog down consoles and PCs over time, or somesuch.
  8. That is true, and also a fair argument. That's also the precise logic that had me using the word "reluctantly" in my original comment. But I agree with you.
  9. So many folks getting caught up on the specifics of draconic terms and species. I'm as much a fan of dragons as the next person, but we must remember they are fantasy creatures. If I may wax encyclopedic, though...: "Wyrm" is a term that is often used to refer to any draconic creature. Even a full-on dragon could be referred to as a "wyrm" if one were to speak in a general enough manner. (Kind of like saying "man" or "mankind" to refer to the human race as a whole.) As for the term "wyrm" referring specifically to a two-legged serpent, you're half right. A two-legged serpent is specifically called a "lindwyrm" or a "land-wyrm". Granted, I would be reluctantly willing to extend my definition of "dragon" to include any winged, reptilian creature with a breath weapon (especially since, in a good deal of mainstream fantasy such as D&D, wyverns do not have a breath attack). So the wyverns of Scorched, as well as the "dragons" in the Elder Scrolls universe or the "dragons" from Game of Thrones or the film adaptation of The Hobbit, could potentially be considered actual dragons. Sorry for the text wall. I've been more or less obsessed with all things draconic since I was a kid. lol
  10. That pixel art is awesome. If greyjan#9071 happens by, your art rocks!
  11. As contentious and toxic as some of the Ark player-base can be, you always keep up the kindness. It is my hope as well, Studio WildCard, that you folks experience lots of good health, happiness, and restful snacking! Please take care of yourselves, too. To my fellow Ark players: Please have a wonderful holiday season and stay safe!
  12. I'm excited to learn more about Rockwell! My biggest question is "what is he at this point?" He was clearly still a biological being in Abb, then a digital one in Gen. 1. Now, though? Has he spanned both those planes? And more to the images of the ship: What *did* bring us to this point? My initial assumption was that Earth was simply too far gone for us to repopulate and reclaim, but maybe there's something else at work here? I'm honestly pretty stoked for Gen. 2.
  13. Not gonna lie, I'm a bit stoked for the Stego TLC. I have a buddy who uses them for base defense, but I could never get into them. With this utility update and visual update, I may have to start taming some! They look amazing in that preview image, by the way!
  14. Everyone saying that this is a BS excuse... please try to exercise a modicum of empathy. Heck, even sympathy would be a breath of fresh air. I understand the frustration with yet another delay, but that's no reason to belittle the reason that Wildcard says they're holding off. Whether they're telling the truth or not, other game companies are doing the same thing, and the situation really does call for it. On top of that, COVID is still a thing. I would not be surprised if many WC employees/developers are working from home right now. Does that excuse them not planning ahead better? Maybe (depends how patient you are). Does it mean we should ignore the fact that many other countries around the world have joined the U.S. in protesting what's happened (for those claiming that the rest of the world's release date should have nothing to do with the problems in the U.S.)? No, absolutely not. There's a lot of ARK already: The Isle, Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, Ragnarok, The Center, Valguero, plus any other content available to those not restricted to console. Transfer some dinos out of your favorite map and start fresh or something. There are a lot of ways to exercise patience.
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