ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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EpicBrains May 19, 2015 @ 6:07am
More questions!
1. How is the predator-prey ratio on the island. Are there more herbivores then predators like in real life?

2. Are there any anti-Pteranodon items is the game, for example a device that scares them away and stops players from just landing in your base?

3. How easy is it to destroy an enemy base? Are you just able to burst straight through the walls with your triceratops or do you have to put a little more effort in it?
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Toxus May 19, 2015 @ 6:10am 
No idea on the ratio but a dev said in another thread that there can be upto I believe he said 20k animals active on the island at any given time.

A roof maybe? Those miniguns would be useful :P maybe just some flying beasts of your own to guard your base :D

Depends what it is made out of I guess..I know I will be making several thick layers of walls haha
EpicBrains May 19, 2015 @ 6:20am 
I know a roof would maybe be the best solution, but sometimes I just want to design my base around looks rather than functionality. And not everyone will have a "house". Some people may prefer a fort or some kind of castle.
Toxus May 19, 2015 @ 6:24am 
I want someone to build a massive tower..so we can watch it come toppling down :P
EpicBrains May 19, 2015 @ 6:27am 
I would make a plank on top of my tower and start collecting prisoners. Then I will let them fall down to their doom either in a sarcosuchus pool or a pit with spiders in it (havent decided yet)
Nidas May 19, 2015 @ 7:27am 
Hello Brains.

There will be three construction tiers in ARK.

Thatch/twig - Wood and Metal

Most dinosaurs will be able to break thatch, some will be able to break wood but for metal you will need to use explosives.

Hope this helped

Paul
milokamilo May 19, 2015 @ 7:32am 
Originally posted by Epic_Brains:
I would make a plank on top of my tower and start collecting prisoners. Then I will let them fall down to their doom either in a sarcosuchus pool or a pit with spiders in it (havent decided yet)
I'd preffer to go the sarcosuchus, please...;]
EpicBrains May 19, 2015 @ 8:08am 
Thanks for the answer paul, made some things clearer.
TheLeftHand  [developer] May 19, 2015 @ 8:14am 
Originally posted by Epic_Brains:
1. How is the predator-prey ratio on the island. Are there more herbivores then predators like in real life?
It depends on where you are. The beaches have almost no predators, while the mountains are almost entirely predators. As you progress to the "harder" biomes, there are more predators.

2. Are there any anti-Pteranodon items is the game, for example a device that scares them away and stops players from just landing in your base?
Do you consider bows, buns, or turrets anti-pteranadon?

3. How easy is it to destroy an enemy base? Are you just able to burst straight through the walls with your triceratops or do you have to put a little more effort in it?
You basically need a weapon of the same tier as their base. That bases require stone tools to break. Wood bases require metal tools to break. Metal bases require explosives to break.
EpicBrains May 19, 2015 @ 8:19am 
Thanks for the answers! I was hoping for an realistic ecosystem but I guess game balance is priority. Also my main concern about the Pteranodons is that while Im offline some clan just comes flying right into my base and raids everything.

Ps: Now I have this awesome image of an anti-aircraft turret shooting down Pteranodons in my head :D
JasonB May 19, 2015 @ 10:07pm 
Originally posted by TheLeftHand:
Originally posted by Epic_Brains:
1. How is the predator-prey ratio on the island. Are there more herbivores then predators like in real life?
It depends on where you are. The beaches have almost no predators, while the mountains are almost entirely predators. As you progress to the "harder" biomes, there are more predators.

2. Are there any anti-Pteranodon items is the game, for example a device that scares them away and stops players from just landing in your base?
Do you consider bows, buns, or turrets anti-pteranadon?

3. How easy is it to destroy an enemy base? Are you just able to burst straight through the walls with your triceratops or do you have to put a little more effort in it?
You basically need a weapon of the same tier as their base. That bases require stone tools to break. Wood bases require metal tools to break. Metal bases require explosives to break.

So Dinosaurs can't attack bases? I'm confused? Are you saying its betters for players to break down bases and walls with tools then it is to attack them with dinos?
Nova May 19, 2015 @ 10:15pm 
Originally posted by TheLeftHand:
Originally posted by Epic_Brains:
1. How is the predator-prey ratio on the island. Are there more herbivores then predators like in real life?
It depends on where you are. The beaches have almost no predators, while the mountains are almost entirely predators. As you progress to the "harder" biomes, there are more predators.

2. Are there any anti-Pteranodon items is the game, for example a device that scares them away and stops players from just landing in your base?
Do you consider bows, buns, or turrets anti-pteranadon?

3. How easy is it to destroy an enemy base? Are you just able to burst straight through the walls with your triceratops or do you have to put a little more effort in it?
You basically need a weapon of the same tier as their base. That bases require stone tools to break. Wood bases require metal tools to break. Metal bases require explosives to break.

My buns are definately anti-pteranadon. Ain't no pteranadons gettin near them, no sir.
LankyGiraffe May 19, 2015 @ 10:34pm 
For the pteranodons, you could have dilophosaurs around what you want to protect (like your unconcious body when you exit the game) and they could spit at the pteras as they come flying in maybe? This would be my option if I didn't have guns.
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Date Posted: May 19, 2015 @ 6:07am
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