ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Call of the Wild
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MOD ID: 1091463040
Clean & Stackable Wave Defence Mod

Welcome to Call of the Wild

This mod attempts to fill a space I felt was missing in my PvE experiences. I love to build big defensive bases, but unfortunately they are pointless in PvE. Nothing ever attacks my base... until now

Currently there are 2 ways you can use this mod;
  • 1. Survival Mode (UseTimer=true) which using the timer to automatically launch waves at your base.
  • 2. Event Mode (UseTimer=false) which lets you decide when there should be a wave via radial menu.

The mod is centralized around the Call of the Wild Control Unit which summons a wave of various creatures every 30 - 60 minutes around the device with the sole purpose of ending your existence.
Please read the config thread to learn how to customise the settings of this mod

There are 20 Wave Ranks each consisting of randomly chosen creatures depending on the Wave Rank.
(Wave Rank 1 consists of Dodos, Jerboas, Mesos & Dimorphodons)
Each wave can consist of creatures from it's current wave and anything from the previous 2 waves.
(Wave Rank 4 can contain anything from Wave 4 down to Wave 2)

Each wave rank is determined by your level. While you remain under a certain level each wave of creatures will remain that wave rank until you pass the level threshold. Wave Rank 1 is from character level 1 - 9, when you hit level 10 the wave will advance to Wave Rank 2 and so forth.

If you have multiple people in your tribe, your average level of every tribemate is taken. Note: the player needs to be online for it to count

If you die 3 times during a wave, the Control Unit will automatically despawn the creatures to allow you to get back on your feet. It will also reset your Wave Rank back to 1. Note: the 3 deaths can be any online tribemate; If player 1 dies twice and player 2 dies once, the wave will despawn and the timer will reset.

Creature Data
Lists all creatures used in CotW and all data associated with them like Wave Rank, Cost, Wave Type, etc
Let me know if I need to explain something more as I realise not everybody is going to understand the list.
Google Doc: Creature Data

How To Start
  1. Simply learn the engram for the Call of the Wild Control Unit. Learned at level 1.
  2. Craft it and place it in the center of your base. Costs 1 thatch to craft.
  3. Use the Control Unit and click "Show Spawn Distance"
    The Yellow Sphere will show the minimum distance at which creatures will spawn. Creatures will not spawn inside the yellow sphere.
    The Red Sphere will show the maximum distance at which creatures will spawn. Creatures will not spawn outside the red sphere.
  4. Please ensure the Yellow Sphere is larger than your base/walls so creatures don't spawn inside your walls.
    Note: the spheres are not 100% accurate, please allow 2-3 foundations width from your walls for error.
  5. Now just wait for 30-60 mins... but you should probably build some defences ;)

Things To Note:
  • Currently there is no benefit in completing the waves other than bragging rights. Future plans to implement a full loot table.
  • CotW creatures are aggresive only towards players and player-owned creatures/stuctures.
  • CotW creatures cannot be tamed, do not flee and are immune to torpor damage.
  • CotW creatures ignore wild creatures and wild creatures ignore CotW creatures.

Known Bugs
  • CotW creatures will attack any player, whoever is closest. (I'm working on a fix to make them only aggressive towards the tribe that summoned them.) - Added v1.25.0

Future Features
  • Tier Based Loot Table with INI setting ability
  • New Model For Control Unit (One more suited for primitive servers; INI setting toggleable of course)
  • Custom particle effects - Added v1.25.0
  • Rare chance of custom events; A wave of all Alphas, or all flyers, etc - Added v1.25.0

My Mods
Call of the Wild
TCs Auto Rewards

My Youtube Channel
My Patreon[] where you can support me
Community Discord[] where we can chat about the mod, Ark building or Ark in general... or even gaming in general.

Special Thanks
Glog - for helping me think of better ways to do things and generally troubleshoot bugs (I can't thank this guy enough) He is the author of the amazing Zoology mod, check out his workshop
Swords - for his math to generate a random spawn location within certain parameters
Letoric - for his advice on tracking the dinos
Ark Modding Discord - for just being a great community

This mod/code/work is protected by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License.
Popular Discussions View All (10)
Jan 14 @ 3:34pm
Feb 18 @ 1:19pm
PINNED: Suggestions
Feb 3 @ 1:41am
PINNED: Config || INI Settings & Console Commands
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TimmyCarbine  [author] 4 hours ago 
@DONNIE Sorry, I haven't got back to you. I'm aiming for full implementation by the end of march, hopefully sooner.

@Multigun I completely agree, PvE definitely needs more danger elements. I hope you enjoy it :)
Multigun 5 hours ago 
Just wanted to say thank you for this mod. I haven't even tried it yet, but anything that adds a layer of danger to PvE in single player and gives purpose to having a well created base is A+++++ for me.
DONNIE Feb 19 @ 5:50pm 
i understand these things take time, but do you have a tentative timeline on when you'd like to have the TCsAR integrated into the mod? would love to add to my server as i already use the rewards system
Mitch Feb 16 @ 2:53am 
TimmyCarbine  [author] Feb 14 @ 11:31am 
@everyone after thinking about it; I've decided to incorporate the reward point from TCsAR as a reward for completing waves. I think it will add another layer to CotW which would be great. Cheers for your suggestions, I appreciate the feedback
TimmyCarbine  [author] Feb 14 @ 11:27am 
Let me try to understand this correctly; you've installed a mod that is designed to create a challenging aspect to the game and you are complaining that you couldn't get easy hide?
Clementine Everett Feb 13 @ 9:24am 
BTW I'm on single player so my lvl is the only one that matters,
Clementine Everett Feb 13 @ 9:23am 
I don't like this mod. I thought it'd be nice and I was lv 10 and activated it hoping to get easy hide only to be killed by a lvl 33. If it goes by your lvl why would 1-9 activate a wave of lvl 30+????
MASTER MUELLER Feb 12 @ 6:45pm 
How can you set it to where everyone on a server can compete in the events I place. and its only giving me 1 wave atm how do I fix this . thank you
Kalisa Feb 11 @ 3:36pm 
Though I dont use this mod yet, I hope the amount of waves, dino composition, and dino level/stats would eventually be configurable, allowing servers to set up their own difficulty, perhaps long term idea would be to have unlockable difficulties we could set up, but really the skys the limit in what these kind of mods can do, though personally I dont mind if its not very user friendly as long as its highly configurable :D