Martellus

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  1. Spino is actually viable now

    Spino could roar prior to the TLC2 pass, I have done it several times. I have not tested since, its possible they have changed the sound.
  2. Will Ark end in 2018 after the spring DLC?

    ...Ark 2 is not currently desired by me. Please, I don't want to bark on this but here are my thoughts on the matter. Whichever way Wildcard goes, I hope it brings them much success. As long as the game engine is the same, I see no justification for such feat. Only if they migrated to another engine which is incompatible with the current one could I begin to understand the need for a new game that throws everything I have built and bred out the window. I love how Blizzard technically improved the base game World of Warcraft with Cataclysm. It was modular by design which allowed them to change things up years after the original release. They made mounts fly in the original areas were as before it was only possible on the expansions. They rebuilt quests and landscapes while providing a lore to it all. If Wildcard wants to redo the code and improve it, fine, they can do that, they should do that, but as long as we are talking about the same engine, its going to be a tough sell to me because you can update the code live and update the program as needed. Building on an existing game is what made WoW unreachable in the MMO market, there is so much balancing and attention to quality that contenders couldn't beat a game that was launched way back in Nov/2004, not to mention content, loads of content, there is even a pokemon-esque game there. While WoW`s strength has diminished over the years it is still going strong compared to other MMOs. Now, to be fair they have a subscription model which ensures recurring revenue, it is were Ark is more vulnerable because they only get more money with each expansion and not on a monthly basis or so it seems. There are other initiatives with the franchise though: - Ark Mobile with micro transactions - PixArk (I imagine there is some royalty revenue there) - Dark and Light (not sure about this one since it has its own coat but game wise it is identical) - Ark Park - Not to mention Ark expansions. - I still wander if there isn't a deal with Nitrado so that Wildcard gets some share of servers rented there. They did officially recommend players to go Nitrado, it worked in my case as I never heard of Nitrado before, I even got friends to rent there so we could build a cluster. I am still a happy Nitrado customer. So in short, am I willing to scrap 1600+ hours of my game and start over? Very unlikely. It is unlikely I will follow in the same intensity. My advice to Wildcard would be to improve the coding overtime and keep building on top of the current game until engine really becomes the issue itself. Expansions are something I enjoy, I like new maps and critters. Official DLCs is also something I would be willing to take a look at because they would add to the game, not restart it as a whole. I am looking forward to Extinction, I am very curious as to what it will be about. I still hope for some Tek Mechsuits and Tek vehicles, the Tek buggy is fun and that aircraft from Ark Park trailer is also cool. It would be nice to have the mechanical vs biological dilemma, vehicles would need fuel and ammo which could offset their power, not to mention the lack of roads and need for room to maneuver which would give an animal more of an advantage, since they can be all terrain from the get go. Cheers!
  3. Unicorns, current rule.

    Well this is crossed information, it would be nice to know which one is valid. Since there is no official word on the adjustment, I am sticking to Jen's official tweet as reference. For breeding, I imagine that you can get another unicorn even if you breed it with regular Equus as long as one is said unicorn, no? I assumed the offspring chance would always be there. Cheers
  4. Constant client crashes

    Thanks for the thoughts / suggestions. I do not use mods at all / ever. Its not my thing. I did reinstall (clean) the game from Steam as I moved it off of my SSD to my HDD, this was in February/2018. Both hardrives have been checked for errors and Defrag. Windows 10 keeps doing this on its own, but a ran a separate instance to be sure. The crashes still happened as posted above none the less. Since my last crash post however, I had no crashes at all. I will keep feeding this thread as they happen.
  5. Constant client crashes

    and another one! Fatal error! VERSION: 278.73 UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000026e879f0256) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000026ec79c2880) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x000000a5214ceb88) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000000000000051) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x000000a5214ceb88) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000000000000030) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x000000a5214ce580) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x000000000000e900) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000026e879f0078) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x4487000000000001) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000026ec79c2880) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] ntdll.dll!UnknownFunction (0x00007ffc6ade02cf) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] BEClient_x64.dll!UnknownFunction (0x00007ffc53136fff) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000026edeea3be8) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x000000a5214ce658) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000026efa1493f0) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x000000110000004d) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000026efad13800) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x000000a5214ce5e8) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000026f959157b8) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0] UnknownModule!UnknownFunction (0x0000026f959157b8) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0]
  6. TLC Phase 3 Suggestions

    Bronto is kinda clunky right now and could use a pass so its animation is more fluid and its feet doesn't float above the ground. However, the Plesio's head needs a facelift asap, I think it is the creature in the worst visual situation of the entire game.
  7. v278 Dragon Boss on Island now Harder??

    I would also appreciate confirmation on this topic. I am not willing to breed lots of replacements at this time. The last report on this thread said 4 losses in 2 fights... Not the worse outcome for sure, but i still like to know if others had similar results. Thanks!
  8. Carno and allosaurus

    As @Wazzamaniac said, Ark's lore tell us that it is an experiment of sorts, and it has always been the case that the animals are "inspired" on the original versions of Earth, but they are genetically different all the same, different strains from the originals. However, there is a good portion of the community that wants the Carno to go thru a TLC pass, which could revise abilities and/or its visual. The Allosaurus has not come up often in the TLC thread (if at all, sorry can't recall), but after seeing the wonderful job they did with the Rex I am kinda hoping that the Allosaurus gets at least the bone and muscle treatment they gave the Rex. The Rex is so much more fluid in its animation than its older counter part. Do keep in mind though that the Allosaurus is not hurting as bad as the Carno or Bronto for a TLC pass and it is counted among the newer creatures, so the TLC urgency or need for Allo is slim at this point, if at all. PS: I am also a huge fan of the Allo's skull shape, so I do get what your saying, it was cool enough, why temper with it, right? One can always hope though, but Wildcard has announced that after TLC 2 (next week) they will focus on bugs and other quality of life updates rather then additional TLC anytime soon. Which is kinda sad, but I get it. Its a good call in my opinion.
  9. Explorer Notes

    Precisely that. The little circle next to the picture indicate if you have tamed that creature or not. I don't think you need to have all dossiers for the zoo achievement to unlock, but I can't confirm that.
  10. Dino 6 TLC2?

    After giving further thought, I do hope its the Bronto. Its sorely in need of a facelift. its animation is stiff, and as a large creature it becomes very apparent.
  11. Dino 6 TLC2?

    I am also inclined to say Carno is up next. But this is a wild guess, I have no clue.
  12. Dino TLC: Feedback! Suggestions?

    THANK YOU WILDCARD!!!!! THE NEW TRIKE LOOKS AWESOME! YOU NAIL IT!
  13. THANK YOU WILDCARD!!!!! THE NEW TRIKE LOOKS AWESOME! YOU NAIL IT!
  14. I am betting on Coronel Mustard, in the Library with the candlestick.
  15. Scorched Earth Update

    I see what you mean, I can totally agree with that. Honestly I have nothing more to add, the scuba gear is absolutely another level of experience in a map like the Island, not to mention the amount of Tek stuff to play around with at late game is also incredibly fun too. Yes, I do hope SE gets a treatment on those fronts. Cheers!