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Moa - The King of the Forest Introduction: Hello everyone! My creature suggestion for the upcoming Fjordur map is - drum-roll please - the Moa! I would like the Moa to be added to ARK because it is a unique creature, and I'd like New Zealand (My country) to get some recognition for its amazing animals it produced in those 90 million years it was separated from the rest of the world! Dossier: Common Name: Moa Species: Dinornis praegrandis Time: Holocene Diet: Herbivore Temperament: Curious Wild: When wandering around the forests, you may just encounter the gigantic Dinornis praegrandis. A very curious creature, it seems to find humans and their tames a very interesting sight, walking right up to them without a care in the world! However, they are known to be killed for their meat, which is better than the cut from Ovis! The only thing that seems to save them is their incredible speed, running almost as fast as the Gallimimus. But, this is not the only thing that defends them. If attacked by survivors and survivors only, they will defend themselves by kicking and pecking at the attacker, before fleeing. If it were not for these things, I'm sure Moa would be a rare sight! Domesticated: Taming Dinoris praegrandis may seem like a tedious task, but it is well worth the wait. The Moa’s incredible speed makes them a good travel mount, and, if caught in a pinch, I've seen survivors use the predators' hunger for food against them. Because of the Moa’s delectable meat, carnivores will run after them instead of humans! A strange thing survivors can do is store rocks and minerals inside of their stomach, such as stone, metal and obsidian for almost no weight at all! And finally, the Moa’s fluff. Moa feathers help keep them - and of course you - warm. Without the Moa, I'm sure I would not survive one night on this frigid island! Utility: With all that out of the way, let's get into the utility uses for the Moa. As the dossier says, it will provide a storage place in its stomach for these resources: Stone Flint Metal Obsidian Whilst in it’s stomach, these resources will have a weight reduction by 75%. When needed, it can regurgitate them up at your command and no one else's, meaning raiders won’t be able to find your valuables! Another use for it is taming and traveling. Moa is not as fast as the Galimimus, but has a much tighter turn radius than it. It will certainly will make it easier to traverse the maps, being able to get from place to place relatively quickly. Now on the taming side of things, you’ll be able to shoot weapons from its back, meaning you can run away from the creature you're trying to tame. Coupled with its speed, you can use this to knock out your desired creature and tame it. Also, being close to Moa gives heat to the player, like the Kairuku, but with more effectiveness at the cost of having less range. It can also act as a live incubator, and help hatch eggs for you. Their sharp talons allow them to excel at gathering organic polymer and thatch. They have a booming call, which attracts high level carnivores, and other Moa of the opposite gender. And finally, the Moa’s incredible meat. The meat they drop, vedure meat, has more taming effectiveness than Raw mutton, but gives more food, resulting in a slower tame. Due to their incredible meat, carnivores will chase after the moa rather than the survivor. Meaning, if in a pinch, whistling the Moa around will save you from an angry Rex or hungry Giga. Combat: The Moa is not the greatest in combat, but with levels in health and melee it can be a relatively decent combat mount. It has two attacks. The primary attack is a claw swipe. This attack is used for combat and harvesting. In combat, it causes average damage, but gives a bleed effect to the target. In harvesting, it is used to gather organic polymer and thatch. The secondary attack is a bite. Doing practically no damage, the bite is only used for harvesting berries. And finally, it can be used as a war mount, allowing survivors to use weapons from the back of the Moa. Taming: Taming the Moa is not easy. Though it is a passive tame, and the fact that it follows the player, and that you tame it with berries, it can take hours to tame. But, the time it takes to tame the Moa is far outweighed by the usefulness of the creature. Conclusion: I hope you like my suggestion for the creature vote for the Fjordur map! Please feel free to put your suggestions for the Moa in the comments! Thank you and have a wonderful day! Gallery: Top picture: https://docplayer.net/191471697-What-happened-to-the-moa-ned-barraud.html Middle picture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad-billed_moa 2nd middle: http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/science-diet-moa-01431.html Bottom picture: https://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/upland-moa Find out about the real Moa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moa Thanks to not21dropper and roy3100 for some of the ideas!
WILD:Dinornis, known affectionately as Moa, is a giant flightless bird found predominantly around the Island's mountains and forests, grazing on low-lying flora found within these habitats.A Moa stands tall at about 3 meters at the hip. Their impressive size keeps them safe from the Island's smaller predators. For those brave enough to attempt to hunt one, they lash out with furious kicks and pecks. Their long, nimble legs push the Moa to reach impressive speeds when fleeing from large predators. DOMESTICATED:There are two fundamental reasons to tame a Moa. Their incredible speed for exploration and their greater survivability compared to similarly-sized mounts.The broody nature of the Moa allows them to excel at caring for and incubating a tribe's eggs. When presented with an egg, a tamed Moa will immediately sit on it. It does come with risks as an incubating Moa parent will ignore threats, making them vulnerable.The feathers of a Moa are hydrophobic and retain heat efficiently, allowing the riders of the Moa to keep warm even when traveling through the coldest regions.
I've made a post about this creature and made a dossier on it. i will also go into detail again about its functions. with the news that a new creature vote will be coming to ark survival evolved i want to pitch my idea for a fantasy creature. Introducing The Dragon A large reptile a tad bigger than the Wyvern but has four legs a large tail and thick horns this creature is highly aggressive and will attack anything on sight. it has the capacity to carry creatures in its mouth and with its front hand claws. My Dragon compared to the boss has more combat abilities and have different variants. like the giga the dragon has a rage mode once it takes enough damage, it has a charge ability like the trike only instead of running and butting its head the dragon will stand on it hind legs and spin in a circle causing radius damage. The Dragon on top of its breath attack also has multiple melee attacks such as a tail whip, a slam and claw slash causing bleeding damage. This is mostly up to the developers but i planned to give this thing a TEK saddle that replaces it's melee attacks Breath Attack = Pulse Cannon Spin Attack = Grenade Barrage The variants will offer each a unique way to tackle the world: The Fire Variant is fire resistant and can quickly destroy metal with it's fire balls and fire roar and when they die you can harvest Prime Meat, Keratin and Organic Polymer The Electric Variant is Shock Resistant and it's roar launches an EMP that disables electronics but not TEK recharges for five minutes and can shoot paralyzing projectiles and when killed they give you Crystal and Gems The Element Variant is resistant to TEK attacks but with it's breath attack it can destroy TEK structures and armor and when killed they can give you Element Dust and it's breath attack can only be used if it has element in it's system. The Avian Variant is a bird like Dragon but it flies faster the the other Dragons and has a wind breath attack that can send survivors or dinos flying, i consider this one to be the weakest variant but it can carry a lot more and when killed it can give you Pelt and Fiber. To tame these creatures you need to knock them out like golems with a catapult, cannon or rocket launchers and feed them rare mushrooms. Note these animal can not be bred or cloned. Let me know what you think and if the devs see this thank you for checking it out