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Corythosaurus (The caring mother)
TheOneAndOnly666 posted a suggestion in Creature SubmissionsName: Corythosaurus Temporal appearance: Late Cretaceous Nutrition: Herbivore Habitat: North America Aggressiveness: Neutral (As long as you're not too close to the herd) WILD: I was told that the Corythosaurus (Corytho) is mainly in herds that only roam in large areas. As soon as an enemy is nearby, the Corytho decides to protect his flock as well as his brood. That too until the bitter end. However, it is not known that he attacks any other animals for no reason. To signal to the other Corythos that an enemy is nearby, he makes a loud scream. In addition, someone told me that the Coryrthos are able to build nests in which the eggs are hatched. TAMING: Taming a Corytho is not easy. First of all, you have to wait for a pack to be attacked by an enemy and have to survive. Once that's the case, you'll have to help the Corythos defeat the enemy. BUT BEWARE!!! If you get too close to the Corythos, they will start to see you as an enemy. To prevent this, you should try firearms. Once the enemy has died with your help, the Corythos will give you some confidence.However, this trust is not enough to fully approach the herd. To achieve this, you must continue to kill enemies who want to attack the herd. As soon as you get too close to the herd, this advance will be lost and you will be attacked. If you have managed to gain the full trust of the herd, the herd will allow you to claim one of the babies, as they believe that you can protect the baby well. All you have to do is raise it like a normal baby. Domesticated: Herd bonus: As soon as at least 2 Corythos are together, they will receive a herd bonus. This provides a bonus to health, damage, and resistance to the Yuty's fear buff and the Microraptor/Purlovia buff. This health and damage bonus is amplified the more Corythos are together. In general: The Corytho is able to run very fast with a very large stamina. While his life is comparatively high for his size, his damage is relatively average. Its high weight capacity, also makes it ideal as a construction dino. The Corytho has a weight reduction for: -Wood -Thatch -Berries -Hide -Structures Females: Female corythos are able to act as an efficient nanny. This means that babies who are raised by a Corytho nanny are not only fed and shaped, but the Corytho nanny would give everything to protect the babies. In addition, it gives the babies (ONLY the babies) a buff (motherly love), which causes the babies to consume less food and are shaped twice as fast (possibly more efficiently). Males: Males are good at defending the base. As soon as "Groupleader" (or something similar) is activated in the male's radial menu, the male is able to alert his own tamed dinos, which are standing within a certain radius, to dangers with a scream and give them a buff "For the tribe", which gives them a health and damage bonus to fight the enemy. The male can give this buff not only in the base, but also on the go when dinos are within range. Someone told me that the male Corytho is also suitable for bosses. Controls: left-click: simple attack with the beak right-click: strong attack with the fingers c (only for males): "For the tribe" buff
Anzu regalimaia - The Good Egg Mother
ashgcy posted a suggestion in Creature submission archiveAnzu regalimaia returns for another creature contest! Hopefully this round will be the one that brings this battle babysitter to the game! Table of Contents: 1. Dossier 2. Artwork 3. Potential Base Stats and Spawning 4. Taming 5. Abilities and Controls 6. Supplementary links Dossier Common Name : Anzu Species : Anzu regalimaia Time : Late Cretaceous Diet : Omnivore Temperament : Loyal Wild Anzu is quite the peculiar theropod. Standing at a height that rivals Allosaurus, one would expect that its formidable claws and strong kicking legs would place it firmly as an apex predator! However, in most cases, it ignores other creatures around it, instead investing its time caring for a clutch of eggs with its mate. The bond shared by this pair seems to run far deeper than any other species I’ve observed! In addition to the typical “mate boost”, Anzu seem to undergo a rush of adrenaline colloquially dubbed “Mother’s Fury”. This seems to occur whenever they perceive their young to be in danger, and it allows them to grapple with threats far larger than other animals their size! I guess there’s nothing more powerful than a mother’s love! Funnily enough, this devoted mother’s closest relative is the egg stealing Oviraptor! While the egg thief can get its claws on almost any egg, Anzu seem to be immune to their pacifying pheromones, and I’ve seen them send their thieving cousins flying with a powerful kick! This treatment extends to any other creature, or survivor, foolish enough to disturb the nest! Domesticated Short of the incredibly dangerous task of stealing an egg from the nest, it seems the best way to gain the trust of these parents is to lend a hand! Anzu don’t eat when they sit on the nest, taking turns with their mate to keep their eggs as safe as possible. This means that a seated Anzu tends to be quite hungry, and will happily accept food from humans. However, when their backs are turned to the easy meal, predators will take their chance to steal an egg. One must defend the nest from these pesky foes, but once these are dispelled, your efforts will be rewarded! Both parents will happily follow you home, trusting someone who cares just as much about their young. Tamed Anzu make for the perfect nursery aid, as their naturally protective nature extends to any egg or newborn, even of vastly different species! I’ve even noticed Anzu playing with all manner of babies, imprinting them with the scent of their owners! I’ve even heard of some tribes utilising teams of Procoptodons to carry babies into the battlefield in the prescence of Anzu, turning a mother’s love into a powerful weapon! Artwork Anzu would join the Yutyrannus in being a fully feathered medium-large theropod! It would also have dramatic sexual dimorphism, males sporting huge display feathers on their shoulders and elaborate patterns on their tail fans. This would make it really stand out among the other theropods in the game, bringing something new to a group of dinosaurs usually shown as mostly scaly, combat oriented creatures in ARK. Its colour palette is based off of the Forest Red Tailed Black Cockatoo! I might consider finishing off other patterns I have lying around. Potential Base Stats and Spawning Base Stats: Health: 750 Stamina: 275 Oxygen: 150 Food: 3000 Weight: 380 Melee Damage: See "Abilities and Controls" section for base damage values Torpidity: 950 Anzu would always spawn in mate boosted pairs, with both individuals being the same level. One of these would randomly be assigned to sit on top of a nest structure, while the other moves freely about nearby. They'd be able to fit in jungles, deserts, or even snowy areas! With their thick coat of feathers, they'd be insulated from the temperatures of a variety of environments. Obviously colour palettes and patterns could change depending on where they were found. Taming Anzu has two taming methods, each offering its own advantages and disadvantages: - Mostly conventional egg steal (boooring!) - OSD styled nest defence! OSD Style Nest Defence: This unique taming method would require you to offer a meal to the hungry parent sitting on the nest. This would be, in order of preference, Superior Kibble, Raw Mutton, Raw Prime Meat, Crops, etc etc. While you are passive taming the parent however, pesky predators will start to appear. Small creatures like Oviraptors, Troodons and Dilos will frequently be spawning in to try to break into the nest and steal the eggs inside. Similar to Megachelon taming, you'll have to dispatch of these predators before they get a chance to attack the nest. Very rarely, comparatively larger predators like Raptors may appear to try their luck! Thankfully, the wandering member of the pair of Anzu will assist you in protecting its mate! The damage from these predators won't only ruin your taming effectiveness though. If the seated Anzu takes enough damage, it'll turn on you. The distraction of food took its attention away from its nest for too long, and it doesn't take kindly to anything threatening its brood! The advantage of such a difficult taming method is that, after all is said and done, you'll be getting two tamed Anzu! Both individuals will become tamed to you after you successfully protect and tame the seated Anzu, giving you instant access to a (hopefully) well statted breeding pair! The nest will be destroyed after successful taming in this way though, so you won't get the egg* Egg Steal: Unlike most other egg steal tames, Anzu eggs are not found in the overworld. Instead, they must be directly looted from a nest structure, like looting a beaver dam. You'll have to steal the egg from inside this structure, but be warned, these angry parents will stop at nothing to see you dead, staying aggressive even after they've killed you! This unique egg mechanic is to prevent the egg from simply being taken after taming the parents OSD style. *For handwavy lore reasons, this nest is a bit of a shrodinger's nest. Why would such devoted parents leave behind their baby to follow this human? Obvious it's because there wasn't actually an egg in the nest yet, this couple only just got some roots down. At least that's how I'd explain this balancing in non-game-mechanic terms. Abilities and Controls I've considered applications for both PvP and PvE play with the Anzu. Please note these are only potential ideas, and the Anzu’s mechanics could always be balanced according to what would fit official play. Firstly, it would join the Maewing as a valuable nursery aid, functioning like a blend of an Air Conditioner and the S+ Nanny, incubating eggs dropped near it, feeding babies too young to eat from troughs and helping to imprint on growing dinosaurs over time. Of course, it would require the relevant food and imprinting comfort foods for these respective actions. In addition, both wild and tamed Anzu will receive a buff when near eggs and babies of all species, Mother’s Fury. This buff will increase their damage resistance and damage output by 20%, and increase their speed and decrease their stamina usage by 10%. Not only will this help in the defence of nurseries from enemy factions trying to kill or steal babies, but it could also synergise with Procoptodons, by bringing baby creatures into the battlefield, the Anzu could gain an increase to their combat abilities as long as there are living babies nearby. In terms of controls: - Left Click : A claw swipe. Slow, but will hit twice and has a base damage of 30 for each hit. Great for dealing with larger targets or small groups! This can harvest meat. - Right Click : A powerful kick that deals heavy knockback, the lower the drag weight of the target is compared to the Anzu, the further it gets knocked back. 25 base damage. - C : A simple peck attack, that hits much faster than the claw swipe and is better suited to dealing with singular targets. 35 base damage. Harvests berries - Spacebar : Basic Jump - X : Roar/Taunt, the Anzu will flare its tail feathers and give a shrill cry In terms of abilities: - Tamed Anzu can be told to sit via the radial menu, when sitting down, a short animation of it digging a nest plays, and once seated it functions like an air conditioner and incubates eggs. - Sitting Anzu can also imprint on babies in range. Imprinting will require the necessary comfort foods, if babies ask for them, while walk/cuddle imprint events will automatically be considered complete. - Anzu are the only creature attentive enough to notice when a Maewing is swooping in to steal babies! Babies nearby an Anzu will be completely immune to being stolen by Maewings, offering some counterplay to the kidnapping marsupial/monotreme/hybrid thing! (thank you to Nateman for the suggestion!) Supplementary Links - Real world Anzu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzu_wyliei - More information on Forest Red Tails: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-tailed_black_cockatoo
Maiasaura-Mother nature Wrath
TheMystiXCuve posted a suggestion in Creature submission archiveIt’s history: The Maiasaura that lived in the area currently covered by the state of Montana and the province of Alberta, Canada in the Upper Cretaceous Period (mid to late Campanian), about 76.7 million years ago the Maia was large hadrosaurs, at a maximum known length of about 9 metres (30 ft) They had a flat beak typical of hadrosaurids, and thick noses. They had a small, spiky crest in front of the eyes. This crest may have been used in headbutting contests between males during the breeding season. Its body mass is measured approximately up to 4 metric tons (4.4 short tons). Maiasaura were herbivorous. They were capable of walking both on two (bipedal) or four (quadrupedal) legs. Studies of the stress patterns of healed bones show that young juveniles under four years old walked mainly bipedal, switching to a mainly quadrupedal style of walking when they grew larger. Maiasaura, like most other hadrosaurs, possessed little in the way of obvious weaponry, though likely could defend themselves with kicks, stomps, or their muscular tails. It is likely that they primarily resorted to fleeing in the face of danger, using the vast sizes of their herds to be less likely to be targeted. Ark gameplay: Wild: Now you must wonder how it would work in game, First of The Maia would as big as Rex but smaller then a Giga the Maia would be a Fearsome creature in the wild due to its livening nature it’s been documented that these giant adopted many stray animals such as baby Raptors to even Gigas, and in my eyes i say she earned the name the Capybara of the Arks and many of those baby creatures grew up to be very loyal towards them and in some case they protected her from other creatures and Player, this mother of a beast is seen to be guarded by mostly 5 Raptors but if she low (around 1 hp there would be a 1 out of 100 percent chance a giga would spawn and this giga would be in permanent Rage mode Hellbent of protecting her, if near her nest her and her minions (raptors) would attempt to to hunt you down and chase you far away from her nest. Taming process: It’s recommended you wear a full Ghillie suit and a bunch of Bug repellent to prevent her from finding you and you need to approach her nest slowly, if her nest is at warm temperatures drop some mejoberries in the nest then move away from the nest slowly, once she gets near the nest she will start to eat the berry’s beginning the taming process make sure you keep the ghillie and bug repellent on the whole time to prevent her from Attacking you, once her taming meter hits 50 percent you may approach her and help her look after her baby’s the raptors will also temporarily be tamed allowing to ride them with out a saddle but you can equip a saddle or tame them, once Tame the raptors will remains peaceful. Abilitys: The Maia has a plethora of Abilities these include: Leftclick/L1- Mothers Cry: When activated she can Call in 5 Raptors to help defend her they are max level and have the mate boost activated in rare case even Deinonychus can Spawn aswell, when she at 1 hp a Raged tamed giga would spawn and help her making her a well beefed up tame, if she in water and used this ability instead of raptor she would spawn a swarm of Max level Mega piranha up to 13 of them and if she at 1 hp she can spawn a mosa to protect her, the Creature she can summon are weaker in health for example the giga would have half the health of a Max Gigia but would have a imprinted damage boost same with the other dinos she can call one way to counter this would be to use rare flowers that would, so in pvp would effect them for around 15 seconds, also for players this ability would be on a 15 second cooldown. Rightclick/R2-Default Bite: when activated she can bite her opponent from the front and Kick from the back and from both sides but this ability is extremely weak as strong as a default bulbdog bite attack. X Attack/R1-Bipedal Mode: Just like a Iguanodon The Maia can switch from on all fours to on its hind legs and instead of a bite she Punches with her hooked claws she also use her tail to stunned her enemies approaching her form behind her. Passive-Mothers Wrath: When one of her baby’s are killed your Maia goes into a fit of rage like the Megatherium bug rage, she would get a 50% boost in her attacks and a reduction of Damage intake turning her into a beast on par with the Rex, She also uncontrolled and would throw you off her mount charging at any wild dinos, the best way to calm her down buy eating Rare flowers unlike most creatures rare flowers would remind her of her mother due to the smell, the Maia would also focus her rage on protecting you from the wild dinos who were enraged by the flowers. C Attack/L2-Creature detection: Just like the Parasaurolophus the Maia can Detect near by creature but it also can detect hp of the creatures around her. Saddie: When comes to the Maia Saddle The saddle just like the Maiwing has 10 pouches for baby dinos, and passively imprint your dinos while your not around. The saddle also has a tube coming from her mouth leading towards a large metal container on the back containing Milk (i have based the Maia milk on animals like the pigeon nutrient like milk it produced from a organ in its mouth) that connects to the pouches feeding the baby dinos, the saddle also carries a feeding bin small but can contain lost of food and can keep it cool, this allows the meat and berry’s to be kept cool and fresh. In conclusion: I think this tame would help relieve the player on imprinted and incubating the dinos while giving the ecosystem a unique symbiosis with the Maia and the other dinos while also giving a strong herbivores I do think there is room to improve and balance the Dino in-game to prevent it from being a op tame by giving it a unpredictable behaviour as you must have 7 baby dinos on you for the Maia to be useable as it won’t leave its baby’s behind I did note that if at a quarter health the baby dinos would be launched out of the saddle practically being food to the enemy activities the rage passive, hope you guys have a large supply of Rare flowers because your gonna need it Survivors.