Wild: Unlike many of the herd animals on the island, Ankylosaurus crassacutis tends to live in small family units. I believe they can afford to stick with smaller groups because of their incredibly thick skin for which they're named.
Domesticated: Without a doubt, the best trait of a trained Ankylosaurus is its enormously dense tail. This tail is powerful enough to shatter the resource-laden rocks of the island. One of the wealthier human tribes on the island utilizes a squad of Ankylosaurus in its mines and quarries.
Known Information: Despite not being among the largest of the islands herbivores, the Ankylosaurus is one of the more difficult Creatures to take down. Its thick, armored skin seems to make it more than a match for several of the mid-sized predators that would otherwise hunt it. Reckless carnivores are just as likely to hurt themselves on Ankylosaurus' spikes as they are to get hit by its tail.
ARK being as popular as it is unfortunately also has its downsides. In particular, full offical servers. While there’s something to be said for switching to unofficial servers, that’s not always an option, particularly when you already have spent some effort on your base.
Fortunately, Steam offers a built-in queueing solution for servers, saving you from the trouble of having to retry until you’re finally able to connect. And this is how it works: Begin by going to your Steam server list (In the Steam Client use View -> Servers). You should now see something like this:
If you right-click on the server you want to join in that list, the following context-menu will appear:
Now click Connect to Server, which will bring you to this window:
And this is where the magic happens. A click on Auto-Retry (highlighted in white above) will uncover this menu:
Set the radio-button to “Join the server as soon as a player slot is available” and click on “Join Game”. Steam will take care of the rest!
(Click here for the patchnotes of the previous ARK: Survival Evolved patch 174.2, and here for the patchnotes of the next patch 174.31)
Gamma adjustment now disabled on PvP/Hardcore servers (by server-side default). Unofficial Servers can force allow gamma adjustment on PvP/Hardcore with this commandline/INI option:
Replenishing times on all resources reduced by 40% (will replenish faster)
These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Patch 174.3. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from the relevant Steam Thread.
Boss enemies are not running around like the other dinosaurs in Ark. These must be called by using an artifact. These arifacts can randomly be found in dungeons in a loot crystal. At the moment 6 artifacts are known:
Dungeon South 2
A list of the dungeons including a tiny tutorial can be found on our page: Dungeons and Caves
If you’ve got all 6 artifacts, you’ll have to insert them in an obelisk to summon the broodmother lysrix.
Two new dossiers has been released, which will be implemented in ARK, soon. The Dragonfly and the Mosasaurus. Additionally the Compsognathus has been announced, but without an offical dossier. Prepare yourself for the new playmates.
These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved patch 174.1. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from their respective Steam thread.
Fixed female Saber riding anims
Low chance to get metal from ALL non-metallic rocks, albeit more commonly from smooth river-rocks. And better with picks, of course. (this will not take effect on Official Servers until they are upgraded to 174.1 overnight)
Reduced explosions damage onto metal structures by 50%. (this will not take effect on Official Servers until they are upgraded to 174.1 overnight)