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Personally, one of the most exciting things wildcard has done as of late, has been the TLCs. Each one of them has done fantastic things to creatures that needed it desperately, and each one has made the game overall better. With the latest TLC 3 giving fantastic changes to the Mammoth and Stego that were desperately needed. However, I feel more are definitely needed. As long as we have to ask the question of "what do I do with this creature" or "wow that is ugly" then things should be different. So, I've made a list of creatures that I think deserve it the most, as well as some of my ideas. Keep in mind, this my personal opinion and there are likely more creatures that deserve a TLC of their own. 10. Giga OKAY OKAY OKAY! DON'T LEAVE! Hear me out. In its current state, the Giga is 3 things. Really strong, ugly, and somewhat underwhelming. For example, why are the claws the same greens and browns as the skin? That's really weird. On top of overall semi-outdated texturing, the Giga needs at the very least a visual update. On top of that, perhaps a new ability? the Giga already has rage, but rage seems somewhat unnecessary in my eyes. Perhaps it could be reworked into something that benefits the player instead of hinder them. This would also make the wild Giga's higher stats more understandable. 9. Anglerfish Why would you tame an Angler? Seriously, the only benefit is its light and pearl gathering. It's more useful to just kill for the gel and be on your way. Although, I feel we can improve it by adjusting that whole "pearl" thing. Lets make it the PERFECT deep sea gathering creature. Up the pearls more, and decreases the pearl's weight while on the angler more so. On top of that, we could also make the angler passively generate angler gel, making taming them a more consistent method of gathering then just killing them. They could also use a visual update, as their bodies make them like almost like weird piranhas. 8. Dilophosaurus The Dilo is one of Ark's oldest creatures, and personally, I think it needs some love. Maybe we could up it in size a little, with some minor adjustments to stats to go with it. With its larger size, they should be ride-able. Then give it an increase in hide, chitin, and keratin gathering and bingo! Early game gathering creature! With this, it would also make sense to tone down the spawn rates to accommodate the better states and utility. 7. Pachycephalosaurus Pachys are fun to use with their charge, and the good things stop their. The fact that the HORSE does more torpor is very odd to me. Really, the only changes can I personally can see them getting is an increased damage reduction on the head, MASSIVELY increased torpor damage, and maybe a stun effect if the charge hits? I think with these changes Pachys still may not be the most useful creature out there, but they would be WAY more fun and enjoyable to use. 6. Scorpion The Scorpion is in a very similar spot to the Pachy. A torpor creature that just doesn't do that much torpor. Although I think we all can agree that the Scorpion is in abit worse of a spot. However, what is they became a spoiled meat gatherer? Think of it, perhaps the venom from its claws and tail could make it gather a "tainted meat" instead of raw meat, that could be used in place of spoiled meat. Generally, spoiled meat is pretty easy to come by, just kill something and wait. I think the some would prefer to cut out the "wait" aspect. 5. Pachyrhinosaurus (P.S. Things are about to HEAVILY detailed Moving on from one "Pachy" to another, the Pachyrhino is just a worse trike. Pachyrhinos are less common, have worse stats, and dont have a charge. The only reason why someone would want the Pachyrhino would maybe be because of the 2 person saddle. While it's unique gas ability, is borderline useless. Sure, the deagro gas is fairly good, until you get into PvP or accidentally run into a Rex. The other gas, is just awful. The rare flower's agro effect is good because YOU are the target. In the Pachyrhino's gas, its the Pachyrhino that becomes the target. And with its only decent health pool, slow speed, and low melee, you turn yourself into a walking punching bag with no real defense outside of the second rider's weapons. So, how do we fix it. Well first off, change the gases. Replace them with two things. First, make one gas have the ability to give you and nearby allied players insulation against temperature, and other creatures a damage resistance. This will come into play later. Next, instead of a gas, give it a slow, short ranged projectile that is similar to the mud or snow thrown by Chalicos. The projectile will do moderate damage BUT will give its target a "flammability" effect, making the target take double or even triple the fire damage then before. This is also where the second rider becomes most useful, as they can come equipped with any flame related weapon. This effect should also act almost like an oil jar when applied to structures. They should also give the Pachyrhino the ability to damage stone and a heavy increase in damage, as in life that's essentially what its nose plate was. This also leads into visuals. Like I said, Pachyrhinos need a much larger nose plate. After all "Pachyrhinosaurus" literally means "thick nosed lizard". Although, the "lizard" aspect doesn't mean much as it needs feathers. This may come as a chock, but Pachyrhinos may have had more feathers then thing like triceratops as they lived as far north as alaska which still would have snowed even in the cretaceous period. This means that Pachyrhinos should also spawn in some colder areas on top of where they currently do. Places like the snow biomes or even redwoods. This is why the insulation gas would be useful. To not completely over shadow the trike, reduce or remove it ability to gather berries, thus making trikes the superior gatherer. 4. Pelagornis The Pelagornis is two things. A fairly unique but overshadowed flyer, and maybe the only creature that I will refer to using its full name. In saying that, the Pelagornis has the potential to be a truly unique flyer. It already can do something that no other flyer can, swim. You can also go fishing while they're on the surface of the water, which is a nice touch. Despite this, there is absolutely no actual reason to tame a Pelagornis over other flyers. To fix this, a number of things should be done. I think the simplest should be the addition of a dive ability. While the Pelagornis is on the water, you should be able to preform a short dive under water that will allow you to freely swim for a short time similar to modern sea birds. During this time, the Pelagornis should have an even bigger damage increase against sea life. On top of this, it wouldn't hurt to give it the ability to gather prime fish meat more effectively. This would make taming things like Spinos much easier. The dive's overall duration could also be increased with upgrades to oxygen or maybe stamina. I think that with the addition of an overall increase in stamina and weight, the Pelagornis will get the recognition it deserves. As it might just be the least used flyer in the game. 3. Paraceratherium The Paracer is just a worse Bronto. Plain and simple. The Paracer is quite literally just a Bronto on a budget. There are 2 reasons someone would tame this creature. First, they are lazy and don't what to put in work for a Bronto. If these people even exist, I do not respect them. The Second, is that you simply enjoy the creature itself and find the real version interesting. I am the second. In life, Paracers were the second largest mammal to ever live, and they are the largest mammal that is found in game. So, you'd think they'd be a little more distinct from Ark's other long necked platform creatures. I don't think it should be a diet Bronto, I think should be a siege Bronto. With the addition of some new attacks to cover a larger area, and increased health and weight, the Paracer could be quite useful. Health in specific should be HEAVILY increased, and the structure limit should also be increased. Combine this with a weight reduction on things like ammo and structures, and its utility would be quite good. You could also combine this with the ability to maybe transfer things straight from the Paracer's inventory to a storage box for easy access while inside your new mobile base. As exiting may put you at disadvantage in a fight. Now give it the ability to damage stone and heck, maybe even metal, and suddenly Paracers are a force to be reckoned with. Also give it improved textures and especially animations. 2. Araneo The Spider sucks. It can't attack that much, it doesn't have much damage, its not fast, and it can't carry anything. All of these stats should be buffed to be more on par or even surpassing other creatures. As spiders are much harder to acquire then other creatures, this makes sense. On top of this, I think some sort of venom of the spiders bite should be implemented. Maybe as just torpor, or even an acid that makes you take lingering damage to a small extent. And most importantly of all, MAKE IT CLIMB! The fact that a giant lizard and a koala dressed up as a cat can climb more then a literal spider makes me visibly angry. Giving it the Megalania's or even Thylac's ability to climb would make this creature miles more versatile then it currently is. In it's current state, the spider is one of Ark's most USELESS creatures, only saved by the fact that it can be riden at all. An updated model would also be very welcome, and the head barely even looks like a spider. 1. Carnotaurus The Carno might just be Ark's most overshadowed creature. You want a fast carnivore? Tame a terror bird, raptor, dire wolf, sabertooth, or even a baryonyx. You want a strong creature? Tame a Rex, Spino, Megalo, dire bear, thylac, or even a sarco. The point I'm trying to make is that the Carno is just boring. Everysingle aspect of the Carno is done better in nearly every other creature out there. Because of this, they are (in my opinion) the single most deserving creature of a TLC. And as it turns out, Wildcard did give it some attention last TLC update. However, I strongly believe that it shouldn't be just a minor addition in the patch notes, but instead a main inclusion in TLC 4. And to see what we'd change, just look at reality for inspiration. Because the Carnotaurus is known by some as the "cheetah of the cretaceous" for a reason. This is because the Carno was FAST. almost every adaption in this animal's body looked like it had something to do with going faster. So I think it should first off get a HUGE increase to speed and have a similar effect as bears and rhinos in game. That being, the longer the creature runs, that faster it goes. With this, it could also have a charge like the Wooly Rhino but to a MUCH lesser extent. The more charge the Carno gains, the more damage its headbutt attack should do, and the longer the bleed should last. I also think the Carno should have some way of hitting things behind it. Perhaps a slight kick with the side appropriate foot that does decent knockback but low damage so the Carno can get to running again. I strongly believe that even if these abilities don't end up making it that good, it'll still be a fun and unique creature. It's model should also be made much more slender and streamlined to accommodate this. All in all, I believe each one of these creatures deserves a little wildcard love. This game is great, and I can only hope that my ideas might make it just a little bit better. Sincerely PyroThePithecus