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Hi I was wondering how the Keyboard and Mouse will function with ASA On Consoles. Will we have full Keybind customization and support? Cause I tried Keyboard on Console and I couldnt customize my Keybinds to have Crouch set to Ctrl. If I could get any official word on this it would make my day!
A:SE All Legacy Dino TLC for A:SA Launch.
GhostCreep posted a suggestion in Game SuggestionsWith ARK Survival Ascended coming out, I feel it is the perfect opportunity to TLC the Legacy Creatures from ARK Survival Evolved’s early access. It is imperative that this game comes out feeling fresh and new. This is a good start to that… I have put together what I feel would be the simplest to implement changes while being the most satisfying end result for being on the simpler side. Any additions on top of these changes would be welcomed if they fit into the characteristics of the actual creature. Which I kept in mind through this whole process. In order of importance to myself, we have: Plesiosaur: -New Look / Speedster / Prime Fish - First, please redesign and retexture the model to a more majestic paleo-art depiction. I will probably use “majestic” to describe how a lot of these models should look, but bear with me lol. As far as mechanics go I think leaning into the Plesi’s speed is a good characteristic to stick with. It is already fast but maybe it could be more maneuverable? A turnaround-spin like the Sarco has, plus adding a spin like the Pteranodon has for a boost underwater. Things like that could really make the Plesi a more satisfying mount to get around the oceans. Finally I would add a prime fish mechanic. Allowing it to gather a little more and from more creatures. Like how we can scrape prime fish from the Leed. Maybe the Plesi could take bites of prime from it’s side the same way? Liopleurodon: -Normal Tame / Rarer-Better-Mini-Plesi - The Liopleurodon really just needs to be made a normal tame… it is honestly a waste as it is now… I would honestly be happy if you matched it with the speed characteristics the Plesi has and gave it some of the maneuvers I suggested for it also, like the spin-boost the pteranodon has, etc. It doesn’t even have to gather prime the same way I suggested for the Plesi but it being a rare, speedy mount would still be better than it is as of now. Maybe instead of better loot, it just makes loot crates glow a little brighter to see them better underwater. That would be balanced for a normal tame while still keeping the original idea behind the creature alive. Or even just a light boost to loot crates and give it a harder taming process for balance. Megalodon: -New Look / Breach / Blood Tracker - The Meg needs a cleaned up look. With the experienced artists you have now you could make an amazing new Megalodon model. As far as mechanics go I would really love to have a charged jump out the water to grab and damage flyers over the water. Which you would then drop back to the water which would release the flyer from your grab, but also make the flyer drop its rider if it has one into the water. That would be such a fun mechanic for the Meg and would be so fun to randomly see wild Megs jump out of the water at a Pelagornis once in awhile. Or at you if you fly to close to the surface. I always thought Xiphactinus should of been added to take the Meg’s coastal patrol niche and the Megs should be made a little more rare and more terrifying. So like the Raptors not pouncing on survivors anymore, I would make the Meg’s jump to flyers be a rare occurrence, but still possible. Finally I would just add the Dire Wolf’s blood/smell mechanic to track hurt creatures underwater in the same way to go with the Shark’s known ability to smell blood in the water. Or the ability to shred prey, and make chum in the water, attracting other aquatic predators. Mosa: -Updated Look / Repels water Carnivores - Technically the Mosa does not need that much. A cleaned up model and maybe the ability to repel smaller Carnivores, and the Mosa be the only creature for repelling smaller carnivores underwater. Everything giving the Mosa a wide-birth almost getting out of it’s way as it swims except for small fish following it maybe. Would really fit the Dino and make it a lot more ominous to see coming from a distance underwater. A higher gather rate on special ingredients found underwater (like oil from whales, toxin from jellyfish, black pearls from squids) would be great also. Giga: -Updated Look - The Giga just needs a cleaned up model and animations really and it could be all good after that. Maybe not such a crazy nerf when tamed if it doesn't effect the Carcha balancing. Bronto: (If No New Sauropods) -Stomp / Stairs / Lower - Bronto needs a more majestic look. Or just turn it into the Brachiosaurus model from ARK II. Also it could use a stomp that could be used on walls and structures… we’ve needed it for a long time… Another idea is to use the head and neck as stairs some how… being able to aim the head after you walk up the neck to the direction of the elevated spot you are trying to get to. Could really make for some interesting and hard to reach base locations. Lastly is a “crouch” mechanic for it to lower the base on its back. When you find your spot it lays down or something. Isn’t really needed honestly but it would be an awesome mechanic when you use one as your base. Using the head or tail to get up easier afterwards, or just building stairs the perfectly line up with the ground after it lays down. Obviously this is the one I’ve thought through the least but besides a new model the Bronto def needs something to make it a tad bit more relevant than just being prehistoric scenery. It def gathers berries the best but is that really it’s full potential? Quetz: -New Look / Glide / Fabricator Jet Saddle - The Quetz should be king of the skies but it has never felt like it… A more majestic, paleo-Art looking model. I just feel when it does not have a platform saddle on, repeat, when it does not have a platform saddle on, it should not be so squat to the ground. More elevated and regal like a giraffe. With a much more maneuverable walk. Maybe even being able to actually back up while on the ground. While flying the Quetz should naturally have a glide mechanic that “slightly”, I repeat “slightly” regains stamina. It is only fitting and the big guy deserves it. Last thing the big guy deserves is a jet pack saddle like the Tropeognathus. With all the jets flying around now it has to get one. A 2-3 seater lol. One that also works as a fabricator, like the Argy is a smithy, making it the ultimate end game flyer. While also having a weight buff like the Argy’s. Dilo: -New Look / Spit Commands / Slow - The Dilo’s model isn’t horrible but it could def be updated and made more vibrant. After the first half hour or so of playing it becomes a pretty useless tame but I still love them. I would love for them to spit on command though. My idea is that when you whistle attack target at something, it still chases it like normal, but it spits in that direction, instantly, and every time you whistle attack target, until it is in melee range of the target. Plus for the spit to now slow wild creatures slightly more, or daze it. That paired with a good turret mode would actually make them a great base defense and toggling between attack and stop attack could really slow down fleeing tames in the early game if done right. Would just give them A LOT more utility. Carbonemys: -Retracts into Shell / Mobile Safe - The Carbonemys is ugly but honestly does resemble it’s paleo-art from what I’ve seen. Could still be cleaned up with better walking mechanics. A lot of the legacy Dinos need less derpy walking mechanics like you fixed the Trike, Stego’s, and Sarco’s. What our beach turtle really needs is a useful mechanic. I say “Living-Safe”. First, it needs to be able to retract into it’s shell like you guys have been promising it will be able to do since release… giving it a huge defense buff afterwards. After that it just needs a weight buff and it is a mobile safe. One that could potentially be more useful for holding items than the actual safe which I wouldn’t mind myself. Plus it would make the turtles that no one really pays much attention to, into being a staple in every base. Probably whole floors dedicated to them afterwards. Would be the biggest creature turn around in ARK I think. Lastly this is unneeded but would fit since we never got a sea turtle like Archelon. Allowing it to not be affected my the water shockers or at least not affected by the jellyfish and giving it a buff on the toxin gather rate. They are both very slow so it would make sense they are predator and prey and would give a major resource buff to the turtle. Araneo: -Silk Producer / Wall Climb / Web Grapple - Myself and others have been asking for this and I think the response was the Bloodstalker. Which is loved and appreciated. but the Araneo still should be more than an annoying mob in my opinion… these are all real animals even though they are created by a murder computer trying to make us suffer… My idea has always been to allow them to climb walls, and use its web like a grapple hook that can ONLY go up and down (or back and forth with ARK physics lol) like the grapple hook does to drop down on unsuspecting survivors with the ability to grab them and pull them back up. Lastly they should give Silk as drops like the Lymantria (Moths) do… and honestly should be the only tamed creature that generates Silk in its inventory passively. Allowing us to make Silk farms with them. Onyc: -Perches like Des / Tamed spread Rabies? - Just let it land man… lol these bats have been flapping them wings for 7 years… Desmodus pops in and it can already hang from ceilings lol which is amazing but I know you can add to the Onyc easily now since it has been put into the game. Please do it would really add a lot to them dropping down from the ceiling when you enter a cave. If we could whistle to the ceiling and it would perch that would be a real plus also. And I cannot find a for sure source that can clarify if tamed Onyc pass rabies still? to base intruders or whatever? If not, they def should… and it would be great to use them like a zip line with no cord. Just a gliding decent from where ever you jump from. Would make them actually useful around the base as defense and utility without having them flapping around my head all day lol the Phoenix has that problem too but it makes up for it in Silica Pearls! lmao. Anky: -Updated Look & Animations - Honestly the Anky just needs a new clean model and some better walking mechanics… I just didn’t want to leave it out. Same with the Bronto too honestly but there is still a lot of room for improvement there, the Anky kind of already does what it needs to… it’s just ugly lol. Well compared to new more modern additions to the game. It has just been working it’s little tail club off for us since this game was in early access and I think it should be updated is all… clean up our old friend please. It could look really cool if modeled more after paleo-art. +Anky’s club tail attack should also do torpor damage. Later Additions: the Sabertooth! needs a jump attack. How cats can bounce straight up and do their little flippy move to catch things, It really needs that plus a secondary slash attack that can hit flyers better. A latch on ability like the Deinonychus. Could also be used to latch onto wood structures and only climb wood to sneak into bases maybe. A Sneak or Stealth ability. Maybe a crouched stalking animation we can switch between when walking through foliage. Could have the Shadowmane stealth ability but would be better to set it apart with a crouched stalking mechanic that wild creatures don’t sense as easily but players can see when paying attention. Lastly a weight buff to meat, hide, and fur. - Pachycephalosaurus I know it has an ability, kind of, but it could benefit from a reskin and also having it’s ability made a little more useful into the mid game passed just being useful in the early game. Could have a short range power-headbutt with major torpor damage if you hold down its regular attack button to charge it up (like a 1 second rear back before headbutting), but keeping its quick attack when you just tap the button. Also making the charging sprint headbutt’s torpor damage scale a little more with its level. Allowing higher lever Pachycephalosaurus to do more multiplied damage to a reasonable extent. Last would be to slow larger dinos, like the Rex, when you headbutt their legs by giving them a temporary broken bone status. - Electrophus Eel Just making it more than an annoyance really… Being able to siphon electricity from them would be amazing. To charge batteries, etc. Maybe even making them able to give generators a temporary charge somehow? Maybe allowing batteries to give generators a short charge which could be farmed via Eels? I just know there’s something with the Eels charging batteries lol. And if batteries were made more useful then the Eels become more useful, etc. Plus a radius setting like a mine. Where instead of them moving to attack, on this setting they would just blast anything that comes into their needed radius with electricity. Would be great for traps and base defense. - Compies Cleaning up their model and giving them agile Dodge abilities. Maybe a bleed attack when at full pack buff that is not as severe as other creatures, but stacks with each Compy in the pack. More agile movement animations would serve them well. A sideways or backwards hop from danger, etc. Maybe even a high enough jump to grab Meganuera Dragonflies. Allowing tamed ones to wander around collecting chitin from hunting them? occasionally having rare flowers/mushrooms & silica pearls, or other resources also that we can collect from their inventory maybe? It fits with their curious character to collect shiny things like some birds do today. Also I suggest having them passive tamed with prime meat instead of knocked out as long as they are alone with no pack. Kind of like Baboons. They already come right up to us, it just makes sense. - the Giant Ant giving it Anthills that they spawn from, and a Queen Ant inside that could just be a bigger, meaner version of the Ant, or it could be a new tame that is placed as an Anthill like the Giant Bee Hive, but the Giant Worker Ants could collect random resources you can harvest from the Anthill. They could store Spoiled Meat, Seeds, Rare Mushrooms/Flowers, Resources like Stone and Fiber, as well as a New Unique Fungus Resource growing inside that can Heal Herbivores. - Boa/Basilisk If possible, both just need less stiff models when moving. Mainly just their movement animations and stiffness in the model need to be updated for a smoother more serpentine motion. It would be nice to be able to milk Boas for their venom though. Even if it was just a simple narcotic to save time on creating so many it would help. They should be optimized for narcotic and snake pits as their main purpose. Being able to harvest a narcotic as well as being able to efficiently use them to knock out tames dropped in a pit, or trap of some kind. Would give them a lot more purpose if set up to help with taming and programmed to not ever kill tames after they’ve been knocked unconscious. Even a damage cancel in the code to where if it accidentally attacks after the tame has been knocked unconscious, it would not cause damage or affect the taming effectiveness in any way. Making them actually designed with that purpose in mind. The Basilisk does what it needs to do as a weight moving-war mount, it just needs a less wonky slither like the Boa does. I really hope you guys think about this… New Maps are always great but when you TLC creatures it’s just a different kind of hype. With the updated version coming, this is the perfect opportunity to update the Legacy Dinos and this game has a lot riding on a good release. This would definitely be a high point for that. Please consider it. Thank you all for your time.
TRUE Remaster for A:SA Launch & DLCs
GhostCreep posted a suggestion in Game SuggestionsWith ASA the UE5 upgrade coming out, I wanted to voice some concerns I had for missed opportunities for it and some of its DLCs releases from the ASE versions. First, is anything to make the world feel more alive would be an amazing start. These are all ideas to cherry pick from but all together would make an amazing experience exploring the map. Herding. Things we think of as Herding Species moving together in unison. Unless panicked for example. Seeking water with drinking animations when thirsty (even though creatures don’t have thirst meters a pseudo one just for effect could add a lot of realism when wandering around the map) Adding resting animations would do a lot also but would probably be difficult to add for each creature. Having preferred Prey, and/or Prey Sizes, that predators choose to hunt. Also if it can be done without making things to complicated, making smaller creatures of different species react and flee from something large, like a Rex, coming in and attacking something. Instead of everything of a different species just wandering around the attack obliviously and just waiting to be the next victim. Breath spout animations for marine mammals and reptiles, a tail slap on the water for whales diving would be an amazing touch. Things like ichthyosaurs and megalodon being able to breach the water surface like the manta ray. Adding splash effects when things interact with the water would really add a lot also. These are first because they are very surface level and not as important, but would add a lot to the over all visual experience of playing ARK. They are probably less likely to get added but would be a major benefit to the game as a whole. The next thing I would also like to suggest is focusing on Extinction in particular, and giving it another layer of gameplay rather than just "Get Mek Beat Titans". Also I would double check if Orbital Drop and Element Vein waves could use some rebalancing between solo players and tribes respectively. And a BIG one. I highly suggest exploring your options with the buildings in Sanctuary City: They could be PVP levels with just empty halls and rooms you can’t build in (but can build in on PVE/Single Player), they could hold mysteries and answers for the over all world story, or links to the animated series, they could have unique machines to use, or resources to gather, they could be a unique ecosystem for a new strange creature added to Extinction, (Huge Ugly Roaches/Bugs maybe) they could even lead to a new underground ecosystem that connects to the underground forest. Or a little bit of each. I just feel all those, or at least a few of those buildings not being explorable was a missed opportunity for that particular map. They could really add another dimension, and another unique reason to enjoy and replay Extinction. I always thought that you should have to accomplish something like flipping a switch in each bio-dome or something to unlock the first building in the city that you could go in. Then in the first building you could find a switch to unlock the next somehow, and so on and so forth to open all of them by clearing the building before it and stumbling across "the switch" to open the next. Making the map bigger as you explore them and find new things to help your journey. That would of been epic. More of a linear progression aspect than most maps have in ARK but I think with the right mysteries sprinkled throughout the journey, with 1 or 2 neat creatures only found inside, and maybe a mini-boss or two, could really breath a new life into Extinction and really set it apart. I just wanted to mention that if possible, please give the community maps that never got one, like The Center Map & Ragnarok, etc. the new official mod-map treatment of at least one-to-three unique creatures and a unique boss. An aquatic boss has been begged for and would fit a water-themed Center Map extremely well. A Kraken on Ragnarok does make sense though also. I just feel when you started doing that to the community maps it was a great idea that kind of spoiled us and now the other older community maps just feel lacking comparatively. Next, I would really like you guys to thoroughly test and rebalance a lot of the major events, like boss battles for each map, caves, etc. to be challenging but actually passable without having to cheat for the average player. Unless on hardest difficulty, but even hardest difficulty should still be passable by survivors without having to cheat in anyway. Grinding to get the gear and creatures you need is fine but at least double check all difficulties are passable for a solo player and still challenging for a tribe. That goes double for the missions of Genesis Expansions... This is the main reason I made this forum post: Genesis Missions Genesis Missions had some good concepts but some of them were insanely difficult, and others just repetitive... I would rebalance them and try to find ways to make them more of an enjoyable experience. I don’t know what is actually possible with that honestly… but I just feel with you rebuilding them it is a good opportunity to make them as fun as I think you intended originally for them to be, but maybe didn’t have the time to implement, or now with hindsight you might of thought you could of improved on. Maybe even a community submission of Fun Genesis Mission Ideas with community votes on them beforehand. I think Genesis had a lot more going on than it got credit for initially because some of it just didn’t mesh together as well as other parts of ARK. I just feel it’s a good chance to give it a little higher standing with survivors. New kinds of missions: like tranq taming a specific creature that rewards more hexagons the higher the level it tames out at. Mini-boss battles in specific locations that feel unique, like a specific fun defeat-mechanic for instance. (Zelda) Stealing eggs and getting away somehow without hurting the parents when they chase you. A for the most part, straight-away-Air-Race from one end of the Eden Ring, through space in the middle, and then continuing to the other end of the Rockwell Ring. All kinds of fun mini games could be added to replace the repetitive missions. I just think that all of them should feel more like a fun game rather than a difficult task even if it is presented as one. Last is making some of the insanely difficult tames and challenges a little easier that don’t really need to be so dang hard lol. Challenging is good but making us pull our hair out is not lol. Just making sure when you guys test play beforehand that you tame everything a few times in a row to really think how players will feel attempting to themselves. And run all the missions, caves and bosses a few times for the same reason also. Changing chain bola to the net gun for Tropeognathus for instance, making Amarga not so insanely difficult to tame along with others in its tier of just insane difficulty. Anything that you can not tame 2-3 of them in a row, without it being an all day event or a miserable experience, needs to be tweaked at least a little bit. They don’t need to be easy, just not irritatingly difficult. Just remember to make sure every major aspect of the game that you want all the players to routinely go through to clear a map/level are fun over just hard to beat. Everything should get you excited to attempt it, never discouraged or irritated. If you can accomplish that while adding new fun content to keep it fresh, and give every bit of the game from start to finish as much love and attention as it deserves, I think you will be alright with the ASA release at least. Really hope you consider these ideas and implement as many as makes sense, and is possible. I guarantee they will go over well. Especially for the price point argument. Thank you for your time.
asa ASA - Can WC meet the community in the middle?
Tagyriit posted a topic in General DiscussionWith all the up and down, free vs paid vs needed revenue let's meet in the middle. ASA is nothing more than pretty graphics/UE5 update with S+ and Krakens better dinos added in along with Atlas character editor. Come on better snap points and baby dinos is not worth $60 when we are playing the same on private servers for a while now. How about 50% off for anyone who already has all Ark DLC's including the failure called Atlas. $20 is a fair pricce for the upgrade to the new model and enough to cover the labor to do so, then AFTER Ark comes out we can decide on the next step. Most of us understand that it not just copy paste to do and upgrade (but is more easy if tthe source has been maintained and upgraded all along) https://docs.unrealengine.com/5.0/en-US/unreal-engine-5-migration-guide/ BUT at the same time all the MODS that make Ark what it is needs to done along with just the core game and these MOD devs put in huge amounts of time to keep the general public playing Ark and need to be acknowledged also, so yes this is a community decission and we all need to meet in the middle.
suggestions ARK: Survival Ascended Ideas
purplewargreymon posted a suggestion in Game SuggestionsWith the upcoming closure of ARK: Survival Evolved Official Servers at the END of August and the release of the UE5 ARK1 Remaster, or ARK: Survival Ascended, I want to put forward a large collection of ideas for the Devs. This will be an IN-DEPTH List of changes and balances to the overall game. This is of course, a list of suggestions that I hope to give to the developers to look at and take ideas from if they wish to. Hell, they may have already had some of these ideas, but I want to put this out here for them anyways. Map Suggestions: Removal of 6x structure damage that exists OUTSIDE the boundaries of a cave. Many caves hold this issue, especially regarding Center Ice caves, Center Pearl cave, Fjordur Dragon Terminal Cave (Front Gate Entrance) and Center Lava Dropdown cave. Rather than the 6x stretch to be 40+ foundations away from the entrance of a cave, I suggest these 6x boundaries stop at a maximum limit of 5 foundations away from a cave entrance. Additional 6x structure damage to caves that don't have it but are counted as caves by the game's own code. Referring to the INI line "AllowCaveBuildingPvP=false" that was added for conquest servers during the no cave building season. Removal of 6x Structure Damage from Ocean "Boxes" on Gen1 and Fjordur. Massive entrance Under Water spaces that fundamentally serve more closely as Underwater Bubbles (Like on Center) than caves. I reason, if Center is allowed 1x Underwater Bubbles, then the same should be argued for these "Boxes" that aren't just "Caves". Removal of 6x Structure Damage from the Fjordur "Realms". The separate biomes like Gen1, that suffer as largely unflyable spaces due to the way it is counted as a cave. They are 3 additional large spaces to play in, PVP in and more, and are rendered half useless because any building spot that looks decent, is all 6x no matter what. The same going for travel being severely limited to only Desmodus and practically banning all other forms of flight because it treats the realms as caves. A Fix for Center Underwater Bubbles to properly allow the uncryo-ing and teleporting of tamed creatures into them. They are largely untapped base locations simply because they are largely unusable because of this bug. A Fix for limited building spaces, such as a large cave on Extinction that you cannot build half of, due to the way the terrain around the edges of its interior prevent placing anything past a certain point. Addition of wild creatures where they used to be in their modded map versions or are placed during gamemodes like conquest/classic. Biggest example of this is the addition of Reaper Queens present on Valguero Classic/Conquest Servers. Or the removal of Rock Drakes off of the Valguero and Crystal Isles maps on release. More or less, looking at Non-Story maps and re-adding or newly adding creatures to balance them out individually, still keeping in line with their release periods and corresponding story DLC that came before. Dino Suggestions: Tusoteuthis should have a VISIBLE "struggle to get free" minigame like the Bloodstalker and Tropeognathus do. They also should get dismounted by Shadowmanes rather than their current complete immunity. Should also nerf their damage output by half given that their base 85 damage becomes triple that for every mouse click, because of the way Tuso attacks are coded. Dunkleosteus should be immune to nets and shadowmanes, and be the true soaker of the ocean given its bulky look and natural armor, offering rider protection similar to a Trike's. With that in mind their HP pools should be at least double what they are to compare to the sheer volume of HP that Basilos present to the table. Basilos should NOT be immune to nets and shadowmanes. While they serve wonderfully as an immunity to Cnidaria, they posses far too great an HP pool to be immune to these things. Given that their maximum HP when capped out is nearly 700k currently, I feel they should be nerfed to be closer to 400-500k OR take a slight bit of extra damage from turrets. TEK Mosa Saddle Revamp. Instead of it being another Megalodon Saddle, why not make it similar to the Space Whale turrets? You could add 2 mountable TEK emplacements and maybe the rider gets access to a large TEK cannon similar to the Stryder Chest Cannon. It would add some unique usability to the Mosa in PVP saddle wise. If you then also increase Mosasaur bite damage to be equal or slightly less than a Tuso's total output, they would serve as a Tuso rival while still being able to be messed with by a Tuso. Remove the ability to bleed Brontos, AND Titanosaurs. Rebuff Bronto Saddles to the past 100 armors they once held, same as racers. And Rebuff Bronto HP to sit MORE firmly in-between a Racer and a Megachelon. They are huge creatures that take full damage from most things, so having a bit more available health would make them more useful. Buff Titanosaur HP to sit around the same value as an Ext Titan (roughly 500k-700k) - Suffers from a similar issue Brontos have against Diplos, but in this case its Titanosaurs against 'Chelons, where a smaller creature scales BETTER than it does late game. Increase Turret Damage dealt against Brontos and Titanosaurs, ideally by a multiplier of 2x damage. Following that, give Titanosaurs the Mek damage multiplier and Download Damage Multiplier That Extinction Titans receive. Also make them transferable with the same restrictions that Extinction Titans receive. Increase Bronto and Titanosaur Resistance to Damage from NON BULLET Sources to turn them into Dino Tanks rather than bullet tanks. Soaking up the bites of a capped damage Giga or Rex and soaking up the spines of a Velonasaur would add new utility to these very old tames without making them exceptional choices for turret fire. Allow Brontosaurus and Titanosaurs onto Aberration. I argue this merely because creatures like Megachelon, Ice Titan, Desert Titan, and Forest Titan are all allowed yet these Sauropods are banished to the shadow realm! Haha. Increase Bronto base damage to 80-100 dmg instead of 60. Also adding a Debuff that applies to CARNIVOROUS tames or, tames in general, struck by the Tail swipe of the Bronto. It could be called something like "Shattered Bone" or "Jaw Broken" and applies a 20% damage debuff for 5-10 seconds, and stack up to 3 times for a maximum of ~49% damage reduced from a tame with this debuff. Add a TEK or alternative defensive Saddle for Rock Golems, the only ability it provides however is the ability to soak up explosive Tek damage the same way it soaks up Heavy Turret Ammo. As is stands, it becomes entirely obsolete the minute TEK turrets are introduced to the field. Allow Andrewsarchus, Amargasaurus, Fenrir, and Fjordhawk onto Aberration. Given the current Aberration balance I feel these creatures fit the overall Aberration vibe and should be allowed to be present. Allow Fenrir's to be breedable. As they stand they lack the strength to be a player in the long run of ARK. The advantages they bring are far overshadowed by their inability to perform as such. Tropeognathus has a glaring issue in which, when it is stunned/dismounted, it is unable to take off mid air like other flyers do. They are forced to fall all the way to the ground before they can take off again. I suggest either changing it to match other flyers, or changing other flyers to match the Tropeo. This would bring Aerial combat far closer to the ground, if they had to touch the ground to even take back off again I mean. Structure/Item Suggestions: Miniguns across the board are wildly all over the place. I believe these should be rebalanced between the Emplacement, the Handheld, and the Andrewsarchus miniguns and given a set shooting range across the board, and varying damage values depending on which is being used, with separate advantages for each choice that simply isn't present in the game currently. TEK Tier lacks its own emplacement like the rest have. I suggest adding a place-able version of the Space Whale TEK Emplacement, balanced out with separate advantages to each to keep the Space Whale still viable to use between the options. Riot Armor has always lacked a true reason to be crafted by players, simply due to the lack of advantages it holds over flak. I suggest increasing Riot Durability to make it more pleasing to craft over flak, while still making it a cost vs effectiveness game with its particular resource costs. I suggest an additional tier of underwater armor between Scuba and TEK suits. A form of Armored Scuba that is weaker than Flak but has quality level unlike TEK suits on maps that don't have TEK suit blueprints as part of their loot tables. These are my current suggestions for this thread. I hope some of these ideas prove helpful to the Devs during their project to port ARK1 to UE5. Any further ideas I will edit in as I come up with em, including any ideas we as a collective come up with below on this thread. Hope to see what the "ARK: Definitive Edition" (if you know, you know), looks like on release day! Excited ngl
The UE5 Update Will Destroy ALL Mods
LadyCrescent posted a topic in General DiscussionHello, everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but a huge problem has come to my attention. Per Zed Rose (sp) on Twitter, the UE5 update will effectively destroy the Steam Workshop mods until / unless they’re recooked in the new Dev Kit. Most of you know the vast majority of mods are abandoned and haven’t been worked on in years. Heck, even the creator of S+ said he was done working on it last I checked. This screws over every single-player and unofficial player in an irreparable way, destroying bases, structures, tames, the list goes on. For me personally, though, this change will destroy my sanctuaries. I’m very ill mentally and physically. Almost nothing makes me happy. Ark…makes me happy in a way nothing else does. WildCard has threatened my sanctuaries before. September 2017, the launch of Scorched Earth…where even attempting to launch The Island or The Center deleted the save data of unofficial games. I was on Xbox, then, and I got very lucky. The second something was off I dashboarded the game before it could save, and saves my sanctuaries. But my trust was ruined. I had to be able to save my game. What followed was multiple years of saving for a laptop…and now, what amounts to all the money in the world for me, won’t be able to save my pets. My homes. There’s so much at stake here for me, and for thousands of others who are facing, effectively, a dev sanctioned wipe of years of effort and love. @Cedric I’m asking if there will be a legacy version of Ark on UE4 for us, a way to opt out of the update. This is not exciting news for unofficial, it’s a disaster of proportions that defy description. I turned off auto-updates on Xbox, and I never opened my Xbox game again, the day I moved to PC. It exists now as Schrödinger’s Ark. As far as I know my pets are safe and healthy. Even if I can’t risk visiting them, I take solace in that. I stopped Ark from automatically staying up to date yesterday. But I don’t want another vault, where all I can do is know that refusing updates and never playing again protects my pets and sanctuaries. Please tell me that there will be an option provided to unofficial and single player to stay on UE4 and keep our mods. Ark is so much more than just a videogame for me, but if there isn’t a way to save my sanctuaries, I’m afraid I don’t think my heart can handle an inevitable third time. Please give us a way to save years of time, effort and love. Let me save my sanctuaries.