ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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The_Korey May 18, 2015 @ 4:22pm
With my hype come my questions. And I'm very hyped.
Dang it, man, I can't get over this game. I was instantly sold on it and not a day has gone by without me rewatching the trailer. Seeing as I'm a console gamer and haven't had an account before now, I pretty much downloaded Steam and dropped the £4 just to join this forum. @_@
Anyway, I doubt I'll be a part of the early access goers, so my questions are more geared towards the full game.


Any plans for tasers/stun guns, throwing knives, or grappling hooks?



Do base structures have to be built from the floor/ground up, or can I build from the side or underside of a cliff? Maybe start with a foundation near the edge and build downwards?

Will any tech allow us to convert salt water into fresh water or are fresh water areas the only recommended sources to pipe to your base?

Is there a limit to how far you can set up piping leading to your base and will said piping be visible to other players? And if they are visible, with other players be able to damage them?

I've seen underwater base-building mentioned in the FAQ. So there's gonna be air-tanks or some other kinds of underwater breathing devices, right?



Turrets and other defensive structures.

Will there be multiple kinds of turrets/ammo? Like shot blasts, machine gun fire, heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles, and lasers?

Will turret ammo be infinite or need to be constantly restocked? Or both, depending on what is built?

Can we expect things like electric fences, barbed wire, spiked walls/floors, or land mines?



Dinosaurs

Will mounts like Sabertooths and Raptor be able to jump? Like across that gap in the trailer? (though I'm guessing such caves are a bad place for mounts)

If marine mounts start deep and swim as fast as possible to the surface, will they jump? (likely a waste of energy, but I can't imagine a screenshot more majestic than a massive Megalodon leaping out of the water)

Can Pterodactyls... ... ... swim? >_>

If I'm not in a tribe at all and I die, what will happen to the creatures I've tamed? Despawn? Go back to being wild? Stay tamed and will serve the first person to claim them? Or somehow recognize my next character and follow him/her?

What happens if I log out while riding a Trex? Will it automatically fend for itself or just stand around until I log back in? Or will I'll automatically dismount?

Will Titanoboa be mountable?

Will pets eventually die naturally, or will they live as long as you keep them healthy and sustained?


Regardless on whether I get any answers or not, many thanks in advance! Even the early access looks amazing and would no doubt keep me hooked for months.
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Jatheish  [developer] May 18, 2015 @ 5:32pm 
Hey bud!

I'll try and answer what I can from my play experience + what I know. (Which is not everything :P)


Any plans for tasers/stun guns, throwing knives, or grappling hooks?

Sounds like a cool idea, we do have plans to add additional weapons. We'll need to see what exactly.

Do base structures have to be built from the floor/ground up, or can I build from the side or underside of a cliff? Maybe start with a foundation near the edge and build downwards?

This is something I'll need to test myself - though as far as I know you'll need to build upwards, if you're using foundation - however if you use ceiling.. there might be away to build-downards. I'll need to test and get back to you :P

Will any tech allow us to convert salt water into fresh water or are fresh water areas the only recommended sources to pipe to your base?

You're able to drink the ocean from the water so there isn't a need to convert it, however you can get a pipe drawn into your base.

Is there a limit to how far you can set up piping leading to your base and will said piping be visible to other players? And if they are visible, with other players be able to damage them?

Nope, no limit. They are visible though.

Will mounts like Sabertooths and Raptor be able to jump? Like across that gap in the trailer? (though I'm guessing such caves are a bad place for mounts)

Some tamed creatures will have the ability to jump :)


If I'm not in a tribe at all and I die, what will happen to the creatures I've tamed? Despawn? Go back to being wild? Stay tamed and will serve the first person to claim them? Or somehow recognize my next character and follow him/her?

They'll still belong to you :). You'll just need to go pick them up.


What happens if I log out while riding a Trex? Will it automatically fend for itself or just stand around until I log back in? Or will I'll automatically dismount?

You'll dismount and it's behaviour will depend on it's behaviour state.

Will Titanoboa be mountable?

We'll see, not in the immediate future.

Will pets eventually die naturally, or will they live as long as you keep them healthy and sustained?

Keep them healthy and sustained and they'll be good.
TheM0F0 May 18, 2015 @ 5:35pm 
Great read! Thank you for these answers Wildcard!
Tzardok May 18, 2015 @ 5:45pm 
Originally posted by Wildcard Jat:
Keep them healthy and sustained and they'll be good.


Glad to know. Cool thanks guys!
The_Korey May 18, 2015 @ 6:49pm 
Oh wow thanks!
father May 18, 2015 @ 7:24pm 
nice!
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