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Hello fellow ark players! The creature i have concocted is in essence a normal scorpion except REALLY BIG. Now you may say to yourself hey we already have one of these in the game, it's just a really big Pulmonoscorpius. But it isn't, first off its huge like rex size but with a lot more legs. Next its got an interesting movement pattern. Third it has both new reproduction, and a taming method. Finally it has a unique saddle system! The Opsieobuthus has tough natural armor and more! The movement pattern of the Opsieo is rather odd and new. The Opsieo spawns anywhere on the map except its very rare like giga rare. Once it spawns it wanders around the map at night until daylight at which point it locks into a standard creature movement pattern patrolling an area about 1/8 kilometers wide until nightfall. At night the Opsieo can travel surprisingly far distances in one night such as across a mountain range or across a desert. The Opsieo is also capable of climbing all but the steepest slopes across an ark. The taming method of the Opsieobuthus is complicated. It's a two part tame, the first part being a stealth passive tame, and the second being to follow it on its wanderings. To accomplish the first part you feed it like in the Araeno taming process but instead of normal items you need to kill chitinous creatures and bring the bodies to it, it will then eat the corpse and gain points into a meter once full it will become passive in regard to the player. To complete the tame you need to wait until night comes at which point the Opsieo will begin to roam across the ark you must follow it until daybreak at which point it will able to be fed a wild chitinous creature that is at least level 100. The reproductive and early life aspects of the Opsieobuthus are unique. For starters the Opsieo give live birth to 4-5 offspring at the same time. Once born baby to juvenile Opsieos will cling to the abdomen or follow the mother. The food in the mothers inventory will be fed automatically to the babies. The juvenile Opsieos will stay in a zone designated by the player around the mother. As mentioned earlier the saddle for the Opsieo is a little bit unusual. It's a platform saddle that shares characteristics with the Mek modules. The platform saddle is two foundations long and one wide. There are three customizable modules for the Opsieo saddle. OPSIEO.SEIGE.MODULE. Is a pvp/pve module, in pvp it can be used for destroying enemy bases, and in pve as a specialized taming module for the incapacitation of the Titanosaur and Rock golem. OPSIEO.CARRYING.MODULE. Is an all server module for carrying anything bigger than a raptor or smaller than a Stego. OPSIEO.TRANQ.MODULE. Is basically a harpoon gun that takes harpoons from the Opsieos inventory and turns then into tranq-harpoons with 5x more torpor than standard tranq-harpoons. I will be happy to answer any questions that may arise about the Opsieobuthus.
Name: Megacapybara Species: Josephoartigasia magna Time: Early Pleistocene Diet: Herbivore Temperament: Docile Wild: Among the creatures that roam the ARKs, one of the friendliest is Josephoartigasia magna, nicknamed the Megacapybara by the tribes that have encountered it. The Megacapybara lives in estuaries present on the ARKs, though they've been found in other bodies of water. When I first met this creature myself, I was surprised to learn the things walked around near predators that could tear them to shreds! I even saw one playing with a Baryonyx present in the estuary with the Megacapybara, as well as one with a young Sarco laying on its back. From what I can tell, the Megacapybara, similar to the Pachyrhinosaurus present on the ARKs, produces a pheromone that calms creatures and deters them from attacking it. With the help of the pheromones, it goes where it pleases, ignored by the vicious beasts that roam the ARKs. They primarily feed off of plant matter, such as grass, reeds, and aquatic plants, but I've also observed them attempting to obtain fruits that are hanging low from tree branches. They're very social animals, and will usually stay in herds, though rarely they'll live amongst and socialize with other species that share their habitat with them. Taming: Recently, I met a tribe with a surplus of Megacapybara and learned a lot about befriending these fantastic rodents. Some tribe members even gave me their secret to domesticated Josephoartigasia magna. When attempting to tame a Megacapybara, one must simply engage in a fun activity with it. Some survivors have told me they played tag with it, while others said they cuddled with it or had it follow them around. Perhaps merely feeding it could work as well, but they didn't mention that. Perhaps climbing atop its back and petting it could also work? Thankfully, they told me that the nearby predators seemed docile, and didn't interrupt the taming process, which is a relief. Perhaps I should get one for myself at some point. Domesticated: The same tribe that taught me how to tame Megacapybara let me stay with them for a while, and in that time, I've learned how they live alongside the great rodents. Within the tribe, the Megacapybara are beloved by their owners and other domesticated creatures alike. The Megacapybara get along well with people of all ages and creatures of all shapes and sizes, commonly seen playing with others when they aren't used for work. Megacapybara are commonly used to pull wagons and carts, and are very efficient at doing so, be able to pull even the heaviest of loads over long distances and all sorts of terrain. I've even seen ones outfitted with weaponry, and almost all wagons pulled by the Megacapybara have a float around the sides to allow the Megacapybara to pull the wagon across bodies of water. They have no problem with predators due to the pheromones produced by the beast, making them predator-free transport! With all these factors in mind, Megacapybara have no problem travelling across extremely long distances in short amounts of time. If more tribes were aware of Josephoartigasia magna, I could see it being very popular for both its uses as a mount and as a pet. Who wouldn't like an All Terrain Capybara? Note: Artist is unknown, I (obviously) don't own this image, credit goes to said unknown artist. In-game uses and functions: Fast-travel - The Megacapybara allows for easy fast travel, without any of the hassle of having to remove your items. This makes it easy to transfer large amounts of resources to different places across the map. To do this, you must place a new item, the travel flag, at a location. This will give you the option to fast travel to that location without any hassle whatsoever. Perhaps animation-wise, it could disappear into a cloud of pheromones and emerge from a cloud at the travel flag. Alternatively, to differentiate it from how people use Fjordhawks to fast travel, one could perhaps simply enter coordinates into a little menu available with the Megacapybara, and it will take you to those coordinates. Perhaps it could show you a top down view like with the Exo Mek. Safe transportation - The Megacapybara is ignored by all aggressive creatures, unless they are attacked by the Megacapybara itself. Allied creatures are also ignored if they're near it. All-terrain transport - The Megacapybara is capable of travelling at a surprisingly quick pace across both land and sea, pulling a wagon behind it, allowing for multiple people and creatures to come along for the ride! Wagon - The Megacapybara is capable of pulling a wagon behind it. This wagon is it's saddle. Much like how Meks have interchangable modules and some creatures have multiple types of saddles, each wagon type is a different saddle. The normal wagon is merely just a chariot, more or less. The storage wagon would have a weight reduction on resources, and would have the option to have a cover on top. It would have a few storage containers or one big one for resource transport. The combat wagon could be similar to the Andrewsarchus saddle, but possibly compatible with a larger variety of ammunition, including ammunition used by longneck rifles. The damage done by bullets would scale with this saddle/wagon. All saddles have a float around them so they can be taken into the water. The platform wagon, is just what you think it would be. A platform saddle dragged by the Megacapybara, it would be a bit bigger than the Quetzal's platform saddle but not too large. The original idea was to have it be an entirely separate entity, but it was pointed out that having wagons be separate and even be capable of being chained together would be difficult to implement, so I have changed it to being a specialized saddle. Resource carrier - The Megacapybara has a very high weight stat, and combined with its quick pace and all-terrain capabilities, makes it a perfect weight creature for those who want to move loads of resources across the map. Mobile spawn point - The cart contains a spawn point. Please vote for the Megacapybara if you want a useful resource carrying and travel creature that also allows for easy and hassle-free fast travel! Or, y'know, if you just want a giant Capybara. Either one.