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Intro Greeting and salutations, fellow Survivors! I have an absolutely amazing concept for you all; one that will leave you trembling in your boots... literally! A powerful beast capable of gathering stone, tanking damage, busting down doors, and more, this is a powerful door-smasher that will take Scorched Earth by storm! Without further ado, I present... Autremus, The Titanic Bighorn Wild Wild Autremus typically spawn in small herds, between 4 to 6 members in size. They are usually rather calm, but when attacked they become highly aggressive, with a large aggro radius. They are also rather fast, outrunning most survivors, and they can break through boulders, trees, and some structures in their way when they charge, making it difficult to evade them. They can be bola-ed, but once free they will move twice as fast for a five second period. They are also highly territorial in the presence of their natural enemies, meaning Dire Wolves, Saberteeth, Daeodon, and Thylacoleo, so be careful when traveling upon the backs of any of these tames, as Autremus deals an additional 10% damage to these creatures.. Autremus will also flee from Wyverns of any kind (including Voidwyrms and Rock Drakes), as the breath weapons of Wyverns, Crystal Wyverns, and Voidwyrms do 25% increased damage to Autremus. Autremus' fear of Wyverns overrides their hatred of their natural enemies, so use this fear to your advantage when fleeing or fighting Autremus. Taming Taming the Autremus is rather straightforward, simply increase its torpor, then feed it it's favorite food. Pretty simple, right? Yeah, its simple. But not easy, thats for sure. Autremus has torpor similar to an Allosaurus, but its 15% damage reduction combined with its slow torpor gain makes it take even longer to knockout, and once it is knocked out, its torpor drains faster than most other creatures. Its preferred taming foods are also rather difficult. It only consumes Superior Kibble, Cactus Broth, Cactus Sap, Savoroot, or Rockarrot, although the two former will provide a much faster tame than the other three. Domesticated Autremus are useful for collecting stone and sand in greater quantities. They gain 2x stone per hit and 1.5x times sand per hit, and they reduce the weight of both by 75%. They can also gather Metal, Sulfur, and Obsidian at 1.25x per hit, and reduce the weight of them by 50%. Combine this with their high-weight capacity (comparable to an Argentavis) and large, slow-draining stamina pool, they are extremely useful for gather stone resources. Autremus is also sandstorm-immune, and provides high heat insulation to its rider (and minor protection for allied survivors nearby)! Keep in mind that their food drains slightly faster though, so make sure their inventory is properly stocked with Cactus Sap, Savoroot, and Rockarrot! Their saddle can also be used to craft any type of ammunition or explosive crafted within the Smithy or Fabricator. Autremus are also useful for raiding, as they take 25% less damage from turrets and 15% less damage from all other sources (excluding wyvern breath attacks). While a saddle is not needed to ride them, their saddle allows them to take 35% less damage from explosions, although it does not affect their other damage reductions. They can also bust through Thatch and Wood structures in one hit, Stone in three hits, Adobe in five, Metal in seven, and Tek in nine. Keep in mind that Autremus becomes stunned for a gradually increasing amount of time based on the structure they hit, with the exception of Thatch and Wood. Bashing into Stone stuns them for six seconds, Adobe for ten seconds, Metal for fourteen, and Tek for eighteen, so it is advisable to bring extra Autremus in a raid. Autremus also create small dust clouds when three or more of them ram into another tame or player within 2 seconds of each other. These dust clouds function as a mini-sandstorm, slowing down the target for 10 seconds and swiftly draining their stamina. This ability has a 15-second cool down.
Say hello to the most useful shoulder pet- Eomanis! IRL Information________________________________________________________________ Eomanis ("dawn pangolin") is the earliest known true (and scaled) pangolin from extinct family Eomanidae (and extinct superfamily Eomanoidea) within suborder Eupholidota. It lived during the Eocene in Europe. Fossils collected from the Messel Pit, Germany, indicate that this 50 cm long animal was rather similar to living pangolins of the genus Manis, indicating that pangolins have remained largely unchanged in morphology and behavior for 50 million years. However, unlike modern pangolins, its tail and legs did not bear scales. According to the stomach contents of the excellently preserved Messel specimens, Eomanis’ diet consisted of both insects and plants. Utility__________________________________________________________________________ Early game____________ Mid chitin harvesting efficiency: Eomanis could be designed to be efficient at harvesting chitin in big quantities. This would make it a valuable asset in regions where chitin is abundant, such as caves or areas with large insect populations. Craftable cementing paste in Eomanis's inventory: Eomanis could have a unique ability to craft cementing paste directly in its inventory. This would save players the time and effort of having to gather the resources separately and craft them at a crafting station. The crafting speed will be the same as on the chemistry bench Sandstorm immunity: Eomanis could have a natural resistance to sandstorms, making the player and his rideable on land tame immune to the sandstorm event. Eomanis could have the ability to detect hidden water sources in the environment (just like ferox finds element dust) and refill any type of reservoir item, such as water skins or canteens, that are in his inventory. This would be particularly useful for players who are exploring the desert where water is scarce and difficult to find. It would also make Eomanis a valuable companion for long journeys through the wilderness. Mid game_____________ 50% weight reduction for all basic resources when on player's back and 80% reduction when on land or carried by other creatures: Eomanis could also be used as a backpack that reduces the weight of basic resources in its inventory. This would allow players to gather more resources before needing to return to their base, which can be especially helpful in the early game when resources are scarce. You can also easily access Eomanis' inventory within the R radial menu, just like with the Sinomacrops. The Eomanis can be carried by an Argentavis in his beak. This will allow the player to bring more resources back to their base thanks to Eomanis' weight reduction for all basic resources. Eomanis drops a new rare resource "Eomanis' Keratin Plates". Those plates can be used to efficently craft cementing paste: One plate= 200 chitin/keratin. This resource is also used for crafting a new chestpiece "Scale Mail of the Eomanis". This resource drops only when the Eomanis is killed with damge that he can returned back to the attacker, that means that when killed with fire, poison, explosives, or wyvern elemental attacks Eomanis will not drop the resource. Eomanis' long tongue can be used as a whip. This has all the uses of the regular in-game whip but with a longer range, dealing damage to all insect creatures and no stunning. The player can perform this attack with the "Clap" emote. Late game_____________ Doubles armor durability when attached to the player's back: Eomanis could be designed to attach securely to the player's back as a shoulder pet. When picked up, Eomanis could double the durability of all armor tiers except the new chestpiece "Scale Mail of the Eomanis". This will allow the player to use their favorite armor for longer. "Ricochet" is a passive buff for Eomanis. This acts somewhat like Kentro's ability but with a couple of twists: Thе buff is active on any Eomanis, be it wild or tame. It would cause a signifficant damage reduction, with 30% of the damage being returned back to the attacker. This buff can be shared with the player or any tame that the player can ride. Howewer, it is not fully active right away when Eomanis is picked by the player. The damage reduction portion of the buff is always active while wearing any type of armor. but the part with 30% damage return will be active only when the player wears a new chestpiece- "Scale Mail of the Eomanis". The "Ricochet" ability is especially useful in raids. This ability allows you to return damage to buildings, or rather metal turrets, allowing you to break them more efficiently. Eomanis' claws are a deadly weapon when used right. He is able to tear any armor to pieces, like paper. When thrown off the back Eomanis curls up, and if the player's aim is good enough, can cling to a enemy player for a couple of seconds like a Noglin, tearing the armor in the process. After that he will detach from the enemy player in his curled up appearance. Eomanis will remain in this form until a friendly player will approach to disable this form and pick it back up. Forms can be switched at any time whether the player is in combat or safe in his base. Scale Mail of the Eomanis__________________________________________________________ This is a brand new chestpiece that is crafted from "Eomanis' Keratin Plates". The armor's stats are somewhere in between a chithin chestplate and flak chestpiece. This armor has an ineresting ability to repel small and medium agressive creatures when the player treavels on foot. The armor is especially useful for cave exploring. When in combination with an Eomanis the creature repel ability will be disabled in exchange of the rest of Eomanis' "Ricochet" buff. The Scale Mail of the Eomanis is not affected by the Eomanis which means that this armor's durability does not double. Weaknesses_______________________________________________________________________ Eomanis cannot protect you from fire, poison, explosives, or wyvern elemental attacks. In raids, Eomanis can be somewhat countered by Plant Species Z Turrets. They won't deal full damage, but Eomanis won't be able to return the damage. Amargasaurus is the best counter for Eomanis. His armor-piercing spike disables all of Eomanis's abilities while inflicting pre-existing debuffs. Completly useless in boss battles. The player can't pick up the Eomanis when wearing the TEK cestpiece or any chestpiece with the glider wings attachment from Aberration. Taming____________________________________________________________________________ To tame Eomanis, players will need to collect a significant number of armor sets, preferably of high quality, and have a significant amount of health for tanking Eomanis' attacks. They will then need to find and approach Eomani, who will initially be hostile and attempt to attack the player. To begin the taming process, players will need to equip a full set of any armor tier and quality (The higher the quality and the tier the better. For example an apprentice set of riot armor would be the best choice for taming.) and let Eomani attack them. Eomanis can shred through any quality and tier of armor like butter thanks to his sharp claws, so the players will have to constantly replace damaged parts in order not to die and increase the taming efficiency. However, as Eomanis attacks, he gradually becomes less hostile. Once Eomanis has destroyed a certain amount of armor pieces, he will become passive and approach the player, asking for a cuddle or for their favorite treat- сhitin. All images used are not owned by me. The sources are written below: Image: Google image search: Pangolin Image: Screenshot from a Youtube video. Video title: The 'Pangolin Men' Saving The World's Most Trafficked Mammal Image: Artwork on ArtStation by: Dungeon Strugglers
LTDR: Larga's are Giant Forest ants that work in a colony of three or four, to gain a Colony (pack) Bonus. They are adept at carrying resources, they are mountable, capable of scaling even vertical obstacles. The Giant Forest Ant, also known as Larga Formicidae, (or Larga in short) is a giant species of ant found on the Ark, serving primarily as a beast of burden. While Titanomyrma are generally a small aggressive nuisance, Larga's mind their own business and will only attacked when their anthills are attacked. Context: It is common knowledge ants are capable of carrying ten times it's own body weight, thus these giant ants are excellent, mountable, bugs of burden. When present in a group, Larga's form a colony, and share traits akin to mate boost, discussed later. As a group of three or four Larga's, they always walk in a straight line behind one another to avoid surrounding their master and getting in the way. They are effective at traversing the land horizontally as well as vertically, scaling any cliff or wall in their path. This colony of ants is excellent for conveying your hard earned resources over large distances, providing weight reduction for most common materials. A sole Larga may be easy prey, but in a colony their large pincers can defend your vulnerable Doedicurus, Ankylo's or Megaloceros with ease. Taming To tame a Larga Formicidae you have to prove that you are an effective part of the colony. Follow the trail of the working ants to discover their anthill. Anthills have a list of resources that you must gather and deposit within. Upon completion, the lowest level Larga in the vicinity will be tamed. Underhand methods are advised to ensure the highest level tame possible. *wink wink* What makes it different? Currently in ark, The Argentavis is the most used creature when it comes to moving resources by far. No land-based resource carrier exists except the Tek stryder which is unlocked with some difficulty, and can only be tamed with the corresponding expansion (which many players don't have access to). Other creatures have specific types of weight reduction, include ravagers, Equus, Castoroides and Thorny Dragons, all seldomly used. There is no 'all-rounder' to compete with the Legendary Argentavis. This will be an easy tame for newer players that cannot yet tame Argentavis, players of Genesis 1, or areas in Fjordur like Vanaheim and Jotunheim where Argentavis cannot fly (even bases built in caves by extension). Colony Boost: When in a colony of two ants, carried resources weigh 10% less. In a colony of three Larga's, all surrounding Larga's receive a passive X% movement speed boost and a further X% weight reduction for all colony members. Sorry for the lack of art I can barely draw a stick figure. Thanks for reading and greetings from Namibia
Moa, an extinct ostrichlike flightless birds native to New Zealand and constituting the order Dinornithiformes. Height: 3m Weight: 250kg (555lb) Diet: Herbivore (seeds only) Strengths: Fast, reduced stone weight, produces a very large egg Attack: Mighty kick which has a high stamina cost. Prefers to run away. Temperament: Passive Flee. Does not forget injuries (once injured, will always run away from you) https://www.britannica.com/animal/moa