Author: Krim

Dino Dossier: Baryonyx

Common Name: Baryonyx
Species: Baryonyx Aquafulgur
Time: Early Cretaceous
Diet: Piscivorous
Temperament: Passive to land creatures, but aggressive to water-dwellers
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
  • Wild: Like the Carnotaurus, Baryonyx Aquafulgur is on the smaller end of the tier of large predators. While not as powerful as some deep-sea predators or Spinosaurus, Baryonyx is an extremely fast swimmer who is still nimble enough to threaten most creatures on the island.
  • Domesticated: Baryonyx's natural affinity for aquatic predation means that once tamed, it learn to kill ocean dwellers even more efficiently. Between its speed and its power, Baryonyx makes an ideal choice for anyone interested in frequently moving between water and land travel with ease, and valuing speed and agility over raw strength.
  • Known Information: And yet despite being a fast, dangerous dinosaur, Baryonyx almost exclusively eats fish and other water-dwellers. The highly specific metabolism of Baryonyx seems to allow it to heal wounds almost preternaturally fast after feeding on nutritious fish meat. Perhaps this is why Baryonyx rarely attacks land animals?

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Dino Dossier: Beelzebufo (Frog)

Common Name: Beelzebufo
Species: Beelzebufo Palucocus
Time: Late Cretaceous
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Languorous
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
  • Wild: Beelzebufo Palucocus is the largest frog I've ever seen. Almost impossibly large, it can actually fit a full grown human adult on its back, though just barely. This is a dangerous prospect, though, as secretions from Beelzebufo's skin and saliva have a narcotic effect on most creatures.
  • Domesticated: Tamed Beelzebufo make for strange mounts. Strange mounts for strange people. Many tribes don't believe there's any reason to ride them. But some like the ability to take large vertical hops up huge walls and cliffs. Regardless of how it is ridden, Beelzebufo is also employed for its ability to quickly cull insects, and convert them into always-useful cementing paste.
  • Known Information: Not surprisingly, Beelzebufo is adept at killing insects. In fact, it kills most insects near-instantly, and quickly digests them. It even combines the narcotic chemicals in its mouth with the insects' chitin to create a sticky substance, allowing it to quickly grab prey from afar, and yielding a form of cementing paste.

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ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 196.1 & 196.2 – Patchnotes

a very short patchnote today, so we’ll post them without the usual categories 😉

  • Flare projectiles now disappear properly on clients
  • PvE servers that allow cave building will no longer lose cave structures upon restart
  • “5555” Taming Speed Multiplier in “Host Game” menu is fixed
  • Fixed client-side crash with Flare projectiles

 

Mod Spotlight: Eradicator – Admin Tool

This mod adds an admin tool for demolishing structures on multiplayer servers, which can not be obtained by normal players. It’s undroppable and undestroyable. The #1 solution against griefers.
Spawn Command:

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Eradicator/PrimalItem_WeaponEradicator.PrimalItem_WeaponEradi cator'" 1 1 false 

 Features

- Cannot be dropped by admin (dropping destroys) 

- Cannot be taken from admins' inventory 

- Custom texture 

- Compatible with other mods 

- Clean mod - does not replace any existing server files 

 Local Installation:

Simply subscribe to the mod and it will be automatically installed; just select this mod from the menu and use the command provided. If you play on a server with this mod installed, you will automatically download it when you join the server. 

 

Server Installation:

1. Subscribe to the mod, and verify that it is installed at "\PATHTOSTEAM\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Con tent\Mods". There should be a file named "497086514.mod" and a folder named "497086514". 

 

2. Upload these files to your server at "/PATH TO ARK SERVER/ShooterGame/Content/Mods". Now that the mod is installed on the server, we need to activate it in the launch settings. 

 

3a. Assuming you have no other mods installed, Locate your server start script and and add "/Game/Mods/497086514/EradicatorMod?listen?ModId=497086514" 

 

3b. If you already have another (or multiple) mods installed, you just need to add the mod ID (497086514) to your start script, separating mods with a comma. The mod furthest to the left will take priority. For example 

"ModID=MOD#1,MOD#2".

Everything is installed; restart the server and you can use the command to summon the Eradicator. Feel free to leave feedback below. 

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=497086514

Dino Dossier: Megatherium

Common Name: Megatherium
Species: Megatherium Formipavor
Time: Late Pleocene-Early Holocene
Diet: Omnivore, but primarily Herbivore
Temperament: Passive, but aggressive to insects
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable:  ?
  • Wild: Megatherium Formipavor is one of the larger mammals on the island. This is most shocking because it is essentially a giant sloth... if you crossbred it with an elephant and a bear! Because of its size and girth, the Megatherium is uncommonly resistant to being knocked unconscious.
  • Domesticated: Megatherium is an incredibly useful creature to tame, so long as you don't intend to fight other tribes. Its enormity, high resistance to torpor, and voracious attitude toward insects (and arachnids) makes it ideal for farming large quantities of chitin from the bugs of the island, or simply defending against them!
  • Known Information: Despite primarily being an herbivore, a typical Megatherium is very intent on consuming the island's many insects. It is particularly adept at removing their insides without damaging the shell, maximizing extraction of chitin. The otherwise slow and peaceful Megatherium becomes faster and more aggressive in the presence of these creatures.

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Dino Dossier: Tusoteuthis

Common Name: Tusoteuthis
Species: Tusoteuthis Vampyrus
Time: Cretaceous
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Aggressive
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Unknown
  • Wild: Tusoteuthis Vampyrus is a very aggressive water predator. Approximately 30 feet long, Tusoteuthis is a terror of the deep. Once it grabs its prey, it slowly crushes it into submission while using the talons on its tentacles to siphon and drain the victim of blood!
  • Known Information: Tusoteuthis is a terrifying opponent for several reasons. Firstly, its grab slowly renders its victim unconscious, so death isn't the first concern. Secondly, its vampiric blood drain instantly revitalizes it even during combat. And finally, if Tusoteuthis is losing a fight, it sprays a cloud of ink into the water around it, blinding its attacker to cover a sneaky escape.
  • Domesticated: One of the major benefits of taming Tusoteuthis is harvesting its ink. Unlike normal ink, Tusoteuthis' ink is very oily, and can even be refined into fuels such as gasoline. Between that and Tusoteuthis' distinctive combat abilities, it makes for an excellent aquatic tame, despite its slow swimming speed.

Drops

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Dino Dossier: Giganotosaurus

The Giganotosaurus will be a very big dinosaur, based on the indominus rex of Jurassic World. If you want to tame it in the future: start collecting narcotics, now. You will need them

Common Name: Giganotosaurus
Species: Giganotosaurus furiosa
Time: Late Cretaceous
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Angry
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
  • Wild: Giganotosaurus furiosa is an enormous predator, larger even than the Tyrannosaurus or Spinosaurus. While greater in size than those storied predators, it can be somewhat less dangerous when encountered in the wild, due to its sluggish speed. Even still, getting cornered or run down by a Giganotosaurus means certain death for nearly any creature.
  • Domesticated: Taming Giganotosaurus is a dangerous prospect. Its rage reaction, even when tamed, can sometimes cause it to briefly turn on members of its own tribe. Indeed it may even throw off its rider if it has been sufficiently angered! And yet, the sheer size and immense power that the Giganotosaurus possesses means that some factions endeavor to tame it as a fear-inducing "capital" best of war -- even at great risk!
  • Known Information: Fighting a Giganotosaurus directly is never a good idea, as its rage rapidly grows with every hit it takes. With this rage, it builds increasing reserves of energy to use, making its iron-jawed bites progressively more deadly and enhancing its stamina. Add to this the fact that its huge body enables it to take a tremendous amount of punishment, and you have a creature that is generally better avoided or outsmarted than attacked head-on.

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Unofficial “official server” forums

The idea here is simple: Instead of desperately trying to get your post seen on reddit or on Steam on a decentral place, wouldn’t it be better if there was a forum for every official server that the community playing on there could use to chat and exchange informations? That way no one needs to see posts that are not relevant for him or her, while anyone can find posts pertaining to a specific server easily. That’s why we’ve created the unofficial offical server forums.

We think that this will help to encourage community-building even on official servers, and (for example) give the server population a better chance to organize. Additionally, we’ve created a dynmap for each server, which is accessable from within the forum.

Dino Dossier: Direwolf (Canis Maxdirus)

Common Name: Direwolf
Species: Canis Maxdirus
Time: Pleistocene
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Aggressive
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
  • Wild: The best adjective to describe Canis Maxdirus is "scary". This pack-hunter is a cunning and brutal predator, capable of taking down prey of nearly any size. In addition to being a vicious hunter, it is the size of a small horse, meaning even the largest predators aren't necessarily safe from the packs.
  • Domesticated: Obviously, Canis is an amazing battle mount. It is fairly fast, very strong, and agile. It can jump almost as well as the Island's battle cats. Riding a supercharged "Alpha" Canis into battle at the head of a bloodthirsty pack is a thrill for which most warriors would gladly proclaim: "Today is a good day to die!"
  • Known Information: The species has an incredible affinity for teamwork. Unlike most creatures on the island, Canis is a dedicated pack hunter, and rarely hunts alone. In fact, Canis is naturally as effective with its packmates as most creatures are when their mate is in danger--when in a pack, they are naturally spurred to fight for their lives. Furthermore, when in a pack, the most experienced Canis will be designated "Alpha" and gain an even stronger enhancement.

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ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 193.0 – Patchnotes

New Elements

  • New Items: Small and Large Bear Traps, for locking players and dinos in their tracks!
  • New Structure: Stone Behemoth Gate
  • New rare “Alpha” T-Rex can be found that is bigger and meaner than the regular T-Rex with distinct color schema, gives a unique cosmetic (and a ton of XP and resources) if you defeat it. It also buffs the resistance and damage of nearby carnis around it due to its Alpha-pack dominating status. You can’t tame it… yet… but we’d like feedback on whether the community would be interested in more of this direction.

Gameplay changes

 

  • Tamed Dinos now lay Eggs over time without having to leave them alone i.e. they now do it in real-time and you can watch them… o_O
  • Dealt with the Trilobites’ resources: they now clamp resource harvest amounts (no overdamage.. we need to ween off that , they only yield pearls and oil rarely, and they are significantly less common in the shallows.
  • More dino blood overlays, & option to disable Dino blood overlays
  • Stone harvesting settings are back at +75%. An underlying change with the harvesting system had inadvertently affected them, thanks for the reports

 

Bugfixes

  • You can no longer damage Tamed dinos thru Walls/Structures (prevents cheaping out people’s dinos from outside their bases)
  • Fixed bug where clients sometimes couldn’t see the equipped items/saddles on characters
  • Aquatic dinos swimming against water surface is now perfectly smooth, doesn’t result in a hard-stop of your character anymore.
  • Added the rest of the Dino Damage overlays
  • Canteens are no longer consumed when making soups

Server changes

  • Misc Spectator mode improvements (alphabetical player list, no longer considered “idle” for kicking, fixed sometimes getting into spectator mode when not desired, etc)
  • New Tribe Governance Option for Structures: Tribe Owned, Admin-Only Demolish
  • You can now properly enter spectator mode after dying without getting stuck at a black screen
  • Fixed various server crashes
  • Dedicated servers can now optionally load custom maps via ModID diectly , rather than having to specify the map name directly, using this syntax:
    • ShooterGameServer.exe -MapModID=485317707?GameModIds=487516323,487516324, 487516325

 

 

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