Woop! Here it is, the WIP ARK: Chilled Earth!
ARK: chilled earth is essentially Scorched Earth’s polar opposite (ba dum tss) where survivors are placed on a completely frozen ARK where days are short, nights are long, and hypothermia will quickly set in if you don’t have fire, fur, or a friendly Confuciuraptor/Teepeesaur to help keep you warm. Many new creatures walk the frozen land, like Fire Beetles, Snow Voles, Giant Lynx, and the dangerous Yuki-Onna, amongst others. Survivors can craft a plethora of new items, like bow drills, coal carrying pouches, snowshoes, igloos, arrows with ropes attached to the ends, several new harpoons, bone needles for repairing armor on the go, canoes, and ice fishing equipment!
Carries hot coals and extender fungus in its abdomen, essentially a jug bug
Capable of leaping from the snow and pouncing on prey, good for hunting. Also has an insulation effect.
Can make tunnel systems in the deep snow, just big enough for a person.
Gigantoraptor-Confuciusornis hybrid, can make a teepee of sorts with its wings that is incredibly insulating, and big enough for 2-3 people and a campfire. Can be ridden.
Your only water mount that you won’t die on while riding due to the freezing cold. Has very thick blubber that can be melted into oil.
An enormous owl that can’t fly extremely quickly, mostly meant to be a hunting mount. It is silent, so creatures won’t aggro on it unless you get close enough
CE equivalent of wyvern or griffin, difficult to tame, but worth it. Incredible ground speed with decent flight speed, and high HP, but attack is mostly useless. Generally used for traveling quickly.
A snow version of the procoptodon, but it does not sink into the snow as a procoptodon or gallimimus (or any other large mount for that matter) would.
An extremely dangerous large humanoid creature that is actually a bird, these creatures often appear to be a woman wearing a kimono to lost travelers in snowstorms at night, due to the poor visibility. It “rescues” them, then it takes them back to its lair and either freezes them to death or eats them. And sometimes, it will just kill you and eat you on the spot. Somehow tameable, and a powerful ally if you manage to do so. It can freeze enemies almost instantly, and carry humans and small creatures into the air (it can fly, but when mounted, it can only glide in a rockdrake like fashion)
A semi aquatic, larger, more powerful version of the direbear that has an insulation effect. Can dig ice fishing holes. (Not to be confused with the ragnarok polar bears, these are actual proper polar bears.)
These slow, huge herbivores are used as pack animals, but they also provide a source of wool/pelt (not as good as sheep though)
More to come.
This simple bow drill is necessary for making fire. You use it to get coals, and with tinder bundles made from bark, you can make flaming tinder bundles, which are necessary to light a campfire.
Coal carrying pouch
This leather pouch is used to extend the life of coals and keep them hot, and store them efficiently. Can be carried around and then placed, and then picked up again. Put extender fungus in it to keep the coals even longer. With this, your coals can potentially go forever.
This item is crucial for cutting your way through ice walls that often block your way in and out of various places, such as caves. Is also used to dig holes in the ice where you can fish.
Snowshoes are crucial for traveling quickly in areas with deep snow. They are applied as skins to any shoe.
Bone needles are used to quickly and cheaply repair any armor that is chitin or weaker.
Simple fur armor
This simple fur armor isn’t as good as regular fur, and it is between cloth and leather (closer to leather) for the armor it gives and it’s durability, but in early game, it does the job. Made with lots of hide and some fur, mostly. (Obviously some fiber and thatch)
These arrows have a long rope tied to the end, which can be used to tie down smaller prey, or trip enemies. The rope itself is made of fiber, and it costs like 50 fiber per arrow (rough guess) When fires from a bow, it costs stamina to reel in something by hand, but not with a crossbow. Uses one wood and one fiber to tie the rope down with a peg.
Rope spear bolt
These spear bolts have a rope tied into the end, which can be used to tie down larger prey, or harpoon and reel in medium animals. Multiple harpoons can be used to reel in large prey (ballistas mounted on longboats are perfect for whaling with these) Uses fiber and hide for the rope. Uses 5 metal and 15 fiber to tie down a rope on the ground. Can also be fired from harpoon guns, with no range difference above or under water.
Bomb spear bolt
These spear bolts have an explosive charge mounted on the shaft, with explosive power a little bit weaker than an IED.
Basically grenade arrows. Same as regular grenades, strength wise.
Igloos are built with large amounts of snow, which can easily encumber someone. Fortunately, they can be built gradually, so one does not need all the snow at once. They act as a small tent that holds in warmth well.
Small wooden canoes that one can fish on. No Leedsichthys on this map, since the ocean isn’t big enough. They cannot be built on, but longboat/Inuit whaling boat versions can be built that can have a ballista or a cannon mounted on the front.
These advanced turrets shoot large fields of oil, which can be lit on fire with fire arrows or torches.
These metal knives can be thrown at enemies, and they do more damage depending on their velocity (how long it was charged up) They also have a melee attack for close range.
More to come.