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Uintatherium: The Walking Ballista
JoeMama1sher3 posted a suggestion in Creature SubmissionsIt was hard to find a neat looking creature, but here it is. My idea for the Uintatherium is to use its main feature as the selling point: the head. The structure of the Uintatherium looks like it can grow large formations on its cranium. What could happen if this creature were to be added to the game is we would have a walking ballista, but not like placing a literal ballista on, say a Paracretherium. I mean you could craft a saddle that mounts a reasonably sized ballista, or even any other siege weapon, on its head while using the structure of the Uintatherium's cranium as support for the ballista. The reason why I say "ballista," is because of the look of the Uintatherium's "antlers," or whatever you would call them. You could mount any other weapon, but I feel that the ballista would fit the most. Uintatherium's were mountain-dwelling herbivores and were located in the Uinta mountains in the United States. These mountains are filled with pine trees, and was once covered in glacial mass during the Ice Age, so I say let these guys spawn on the Center in the map "The Center," on the mountains of the Eden zone in the map "Genesis Part Two," somewhere in the Artic zone in the map "Genesis Part One," and, of course, on the South-East side of the map in the map "Ragnarök." The method of taming would play like a little minigame. The Uintatherium would be a passive-tame, and you would need grown crops, like Savoroot. You begin the process of taming the Uintatherium be drops a few crops on the ground, the amount of crops would vary on the level of the Uintatherium. It would eat the crops in a rather dramatic manner, attracting other hostile creatures in the area. If no creatures are present in the vicinity of the Uintatherium, it would either refuse the crops and would wander around for some time, or automatically spawn other hostile creatures. You would need to defend the Uintatherium while it eats, while feeding it more crops when prompted. If the Uintatherium is hit while in the taming process of taming, it will either lose taming effectiveness, or its taming progress will drop, depending on the size or level of the attacking creature. Once the taming process has completed, you then proudly be able to command your very own Uintatherium. The Uintatherium would have a couple of abilities, such as the ballista saddle, a snort that has no gameplay use besides just being a minor taunt, and it would have the ability to climb inclined surfaces more efficiently than other creatures, making the Uintatherium a versatile mount, while being another creature possessing a offensive saddle. The idea of the Uintatherium fighting alongside other turret-based creatures, like the Velonsaur, or the newly introduced Rhyniognatha would be a welcomed addition to the roster.
The manipulator was found as only one specimen encased in amber 100 million years old. It resembled a cockroach but with long legs and arm-like appendages similar to a praying mantis. My edition would be the size of a rex and fly. Abilities: Main attack is a bite/claw swipe that inflicts bleeding. Like a shadowmane, the attack gets faster as you keep doing it, but only while the manipulator is flying. At full speed, it starts to hit with such force that flying creatures hit by it are stunned and their riders dismounted if they are tamed creatures. Also pierces through armor completely. Manipulators are also able to pick up creatures while flying with their legs. Creatures up to the size of a stego can be picked and carried. Manipulator Goo: The Manipulator has three different types of goo that it can swap through according to it's needs. "Slippy Goo" For catching prey in tight spaces, it can produce a slippery, lubricating goo that makes it easier for the bug to squeeze into cracks and crevices to find smaller creatures. This goo can be harvested off the Manipulator and applied to a survivor to make them slippery enough to easily escape bolas and nets, along with making them fireproof. "Burny Goo" Burny goo is used as a defense mechanism that reflects damage and applies a debuff to melee attackers while breaking their armor. It works on dinosaurs as well and is a great way to enrage gigas that dare to attack. It can't be harvested for obvious reasons but is great for pvp against tougher opponents. "Sticky Goo" A big problem in ark pvp is speed, especially among players. Sticky goo solves that problem. Attackers are slowed by the goo and the Manipulator leaves a trail of the stuff wherever it walks. The trail can slow dinosaurs and players(be warned it works on allies as well, the only creature immune to it is the Manipulator itself). The manipulator can spit the Burny and Sticky goo variants as projectiles for it's third attack, the burny goo variant is just a basilisk poison ball, while the sticky variant is a large and explosive araneo web ball. Saddle Design: The Manipulator's saddle is similar to a magmasaur saddle. It features an enclosed metal compartment for the primary rider, while it has a passenger seat with a built-in ballista attachment capable of shooting chain bolas and spear bolts. Passive Abilities: 30% resistance to ballistic damage(bullets, arrows, etc.) Ground Sense: The Manipulator can feel even the slightest vibrations in the ground when landed, allowing it to detect nearby dinosaurs within 30 meters, and submerged purlovias, reapers, and death worms within 15 meters. Like most arthropods, the Manipulator is immune to torpor damage. Redirection: The manipulator can take negative debuffs such as shadowmane poison or lymantria spores out of it's system and transfer them to it's claws, applying the debuffs to enemies when hitting them. Maneuverable: The Manipulator can fly like a griffin/desmodus in the air, moving in any direction while looking in one. Noglin Immunity: The Manipulator is able to use it's burny goo to expel parasites such as leeches or noglins, doing so automatically when it senses their presence. Beer Maker: The Manipulator has fermenting properties found in it's saliva that can ferment berries into beer liquid. Noglin Remover: The Manipulator can use it's precise claws to dig noglins and leeches out of fellow tames with it's main attack, at a small cost of the tame's health. Taming: The Manipulator is highly aggressive and will attack players and their tames on sight. To solve this, you must wear bug repellent, which will cause it to pick you instead. Then feed it any kind of meat or extraordinary kibble to tame it. Be careful not to hurt it during this process. It will also drop you if your bug repellent runs out. DISCLAIMER: The art isnt mine cuz im doodoo at making my own i found it on google images.