Author: Krim

Dino Dossier: Lamprey

Common Name Lamprey
Species Xenomyzon luminosus
Time Holocene
Diet Carnivore
Temperament Aggressive
Domestication
Tameable No
Rideable No
Command  
  • WildXenomycon Luminosus is one of the most poisonous aquatic species I've ever encountered. While its trademark glowing tail makes it easy to spot and identify, those luminescent glands are also where it products and stores a debilitating poison.

  • Domesticated: While Xenomycon cannot be brought to heel, some survivors have stored them in fish baskets for other uses. This keeps the subject alive and contained, but not properly tamed.

  • Known Information: Xenomycon has developed a particular fondness for blood, and whenever possible, it will attempt to latch onto human subjects. Once it does, it will inject a poison for which there are only two cures: A specialized antidote or time. I would not recommend the latter.

Drops

  • Raw Meat
  • Chitin
  • Oil
  • Leech Blood
  • Silica Pearls

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Dino Dossier: Karkinos

Common Name Karkinos
Species Karkinos versatus
Time Unknown
Diet Omnivore
Temperament Aggressive
Domestication
Tameable Yes
Rideable Yes
Command  
  • WildKarkinos Versatus is the giant cousin of modern crab species, with long, spindly limbs that remind me of the Japanese Spider Crab and a hard, stony shell. It is much more agile than its smaller brethren, but even more noticeable are its pincer claws.

  • Domesticated: Many survivors have found Karkinos to be an excellent war steed, as it can snatch enemy riders from their mounts, or grab and throw smaller creatures. However, its ability to leap to great heights and its swiftness relative to its size also make it useful in caravans.

  • Known Information: In an extraordinary display of dexterity, Karkinos is able to wield each claw independently and precisely. This allows it to trap multiple targets in its vice like grip, or hold an enemy in one claw while it smashes a second foe with the other.

Drops

  • Raw Meat
  • Chitin
  • Organic Polymer

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Dino Dossier: Glowtail

Common Name Glowtail
Species Microluminis Psykhe
Time Unknown
Diet Herbivore
Temperament Passive
Domestication
Tameable Yes
Rideable No
Command  
  • Wild:  With a body reminiscent of a gecko, fluttery wings and a natural stockpile of charge light, Microluminis Psykhe has an unearthly, if oddly charming appearance. A curious creature by nature, it always gave me the impression that it was studying me as much as I was studying it.

  • Domesticated: As a pet, Microluminis Psykhe is happy to clamber up a survivor's shoulder and cling to it as though it never wants to leave. Evenly tempered and easy to care for after being tamed, it is a stalwart companion and an excellent source of charge light.

  • Known Information: A favourite snack of many predators, this small lizard has no natural poisons, or any means of defending itself at all save for a swift retreat and its charge light. Survivors can approach it without fear.

Drops

  • Raw Meat
  • Hide

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Dino Dossier: Glowbug

Common Name Glowbug
Species Lampyridae Sublimis
Time Miocene
Diet Unknown
Temperament Passive
Domestication
Tameable No
Rideable No
Command  
  • Wild:  A giant relative to the modern firefly, Lampyridae Sublimis bioluminescence can be sight to behold. Unfortunately for these multicolored insects, its predators are less interested in their natural beauty, and more keen on obtaining the charge light they store in their posterior sack.

  • Domesticated: Unfortunately, Lampyridae lacks the intelligence to be tamed, so attempts to create "glowbug farms" for charge light have been unsuccessful thus far. Glowbug hunts, on the other hand, are a frequent survivor past time

  • Known Information: With a slow flight speed and little in the way of natural defenses, Lampyridae is this cave system's resident victim, as predators and survivors alike hunt them down in search of that precious resource.

Drops

  • Raw Meat
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Chitin
  • Cementing Paste

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Dino Dossier: Featherlight

Common NameFeatherlight
Species
Microluminis Alectryon
TimeUnknown
DietHerbivore
TemperamentPassive
Domestication
TameableYes
RideableNo
Command 
Wild

A floating beacon of light often found in the deepest pits of these caverns, Microluminus Alectryon's appearance can seem almost heavenly. It's colorful plumage doesn't hurt either. Even without the charged light it emits, it would give any modern bird on Earth a run for its money in terms of pure spectacle.

Domesticated

Microluminus Alectryon's ability to fly and the ease with which it perches upon a survivor's shoulder has made it a favored pet among many. Some consider it the most refined of its glowing brethren, but I think they just want them to look like pirate. Not that I blame them...

Known Information
Although its feathery eyebrows might give one of the impression that it is related to owls, it is not a bird of prey. It is entirely docile, and shows no aggression towards survivors or other creatures.

Drops

Raw Meat

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Dino Dossier: Bulbdog

Common NameBulbdog
SpeciesMicroluminis  Globulus
TimeUnknown
DietHerbivore
TemperamentPassive
Domestication
TameableYes
RideableNo
Command 
Wild

Microluminis Globulus is best described as a slobbering, roly-poly ball of affection. Just like its kin, it is completely harmless, despite its pronounced fangs. So if a survivor sees one running towards them, they should prepare to be licked, not bitten.

Domesticated

While Microluminis Globus has skin reminiscent of lizards or amphibians, its behavior is incredibly similar to a common canine. This has made it a particularly popular choice as a companion and source of Charge Light, but remember - whatever shoulder you rest it on will be covered in drool within minutes.

Known Information

Unfortunately, being so ugly that you're cute is not an effective means of self-defense, which lands it near the bottom of the food chain. Its Charge Light may intimidate some predators, but its attracts just as many.

Drops

Raw Meat

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Dino Dossier: Basilisk

Common NameBasilisk
SpeciesSerpens Regulus
TimeUnknown
DietCarnivore
TemperamentAggressive
Domestication
TameableYes
RideableYes
Command 
Wild
More than twice the size of wild Titanoboa Exomantur, Serpens Regulus is the largest and most lethal snake I've encountered. With a skull that's more draconic than serpentine, it possesses a powerful bite, made even deadlier by the potent venom dripping from its fangs.The unique shape of its skull allows Serpens to hunt in a way that other snakes cannot: by burrowing. Once underground, it simply waits for its victims to approach. Fortunately its forked tail is usually still visible, poking just aboveground.
Domesticated
Miraculously, survivors have not only managed to tame Serpens Regulus, but ride it. Some can even stay seated while it is lies in wait belowground, though I doubt it's a pleasant experience. While a wild Serpens can only be forced out of hiding by fire or explosives, once domesticated, it is easily trained to burrow or surface on command
Known Information
The unique shape of its skull allows Serpens to hunt in a way that other snakes cannot: by burrowing. Once underground, it simply waits for its victims to approach. Fortunately its forked tail is usually still visible, poking just aboveground.

Drops

Raw Meat

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ARK: Survival Evolved Patches 275.2 & 275.31 & 275.32

275.2

  • Added Basilisk saddle to Smithy-type crafting stations where it was meant to be. Requires Server Update.
  • Fixed some Lantern Pet inventories mistakenly being flagged as Tribute Inventories. Requires Server Update.
  • Exported & Included latest Localization Manifest files on client, for translation

275.31

  • Fixed Linux client crash
  • Fixed server language crash
  • Fixed Mod class replacement priority (Dino replacements etc)
  • Reduced Cavewolf damage by approximately 40%
  • Increased Wild Basilisk HP by 50%
  • Increased Wild Reaper King Damages by 300%
  • Made Aqua Shroom properly restore Water stat
  • Added Nameless to certain areas of Biolum Chamber where they were missing
  • Removed Piranhas from starting-area pool
  • Fixed case where Aberration Endboss sometimes wouldn’t appear on clients, also fixed similar issue with Ragnarok Endbosses.

275.32

  • Aberration Dinos can now be properly downloaded on ARKs other than Aberration. Requires Server Update.

ARK:Survival Evolved Patch 275.0 & 275.1 & 275.11

275.0

  • Aberration Release!
  • Parallel (multi-threaded) renderer for faster SM5 graphics
    • ?CrossARKAllowForeignDinoDownloads=true
    • ShooterGameMode (modifies corpse AND dropped box lifespan)
    • float UseCorpseLifeSpanMultiplier;
  • ShooterGameMode: (multiplier, default 4)
    • GlobalPoweredBatteryDurabilityDecreasePerSecond;
  • Fixed water rendering on Mac & Linux
  • Heavy Turret & Tek Turret rebalance

275.1

  • Fixed a client-side crash issue with certain mods such as Structures+, and other renderer edge cases

275.11

  • Made Distance Field Ambient Occlusion setting not affect the lighting of Aberration (which doesn’t use the technique)

Aberration coming soon!

Aberration will come out on 12th December on all plattforms. It will be hard – prepare for a new challenge!

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