ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Thieves Island
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Mar 23, 2016 @ 10:58am
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MOD ID: 651147582
- Island name is "Thieves" use that at the command line

UPDATED 5-11-19
After MANY issues, one of them crippling development for two months. I finally have the new update for Thieves Island. There is a LOT to unpack here, the entire mountain region for one thing has been all redone. There is a lot more but sadly because I am ♥♥♥♥ with taking notes while working and I had that moment where for a few months i was stuck and couldn’t work...i can’t remember the rest. LOL...nevertheless...aside from the entire mountain region off the coast being redone, the near sublevels have been remapped and it should run a bit smoother...enjoy. Next update...SEPT. Moving on to Skies of Nazca and Fractured.

A medium sized but densely packed island. Thieves Island was the home to many a pirate, thief or criminal that made its way to the seas for refuge.

The island they say was found in 1812 by Madame Cheng a notorious pirate who at one point had 1800 ships at her disposal. It was here on “Thieves” island as she called it. that her ships setup base and established a trade route with other thieves.

Over time however, the island's secrets started to show themselves. One by one the ships were “picked off” by the original inhabitants of the island. The dinosaurs and other creatures that have made this island their home, wanted it back.

But Madame Cheng would not relent. The island was in the best location for her to control her growing army of ships. so , she had her 90k crew create tunnels and systems under the island.
Once the underground system was completed, Madame Cheng crew was eaten down to 20k members...most of her ships lay as empty vessels on the ocean sea, awaiting their crews return. But they would never come. For they too...would become food for the gods that lived here.

Legend says...2 bunkers where the remaining crew members laid themselves to rest after the tunnel system was complete are somewhere under the island, and that if found...the treasures there would be beyond the finders imagination.

Before Madame Cheng finally left the island with all her treasures never to return again...she tried one last attempt at riding the island of Dinosaurs or at the very least...ridding herself of them. She paid mages and witches their weight in gold to create islands in the sky to keep her crew safe. They would capture and tame the flying birds of prey in the sky and use them to transport goods and crew from the ships to the sky.

This of course, didn’t work...the pirates became comfortable and starting bringing live cargo onto the floating islands...eventually, those dinosaurs turned on their new masters and killed off the crew..the islands lay uninhabited in the sky until today.


The Suffrage
- This island looks like a crown in the sky. It has pointed rocky mountains along the perimeter and a cave underneath with metal, obsidian and crystal. It's cold up here...bring a coat.

Seils Isla
- Probably the safest place to be on the entire map. Seils has a small tree like looking waterfall on it with a small river that flows off its side edge to the jungle below. Its directly above the ONLY large mountain on the main island.

Hook island
- The sister island to Seils, Hook hangs in the back close to Cunningham's Cave and is home to carnos and a few other nasties. Kill em off and it's a sweet spot for living

- - Totally dead island in the sky above the sky bridge (large bridge on the beach made of stone) The island has two waterfalls on each side of the small patch of land in the center of it.

There are 9 KNOWN caves with two large ones under the sea.

The Main Island (Thieves) is roughly half the size of The Island in the main game. Saying that, it has 4 floating islands and an underground system that spans half the island. What it lacks in size it surpasses in depth.
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cd_tatro Sep 3, 2023 @ 6:29pm 
get back to work!!
Khurthis Aug 12, 2023 @ 9:23am 
While the map is really cool, I can't bare to play it. My computer is strong enough to run it, but several textures were glitchy and poor quality despite being on Epic. On top of that, the terrain was wonky and plants were either levitating in mid air, or there was no ground at some sports. And this was prevalent in the entire area I spawned in. I'm afraid I cannot recommend this map, but I will give credit to the mod author anyway: It's an epic concept, and I love the floating islands... But until the map has been further optimized in some shape or form where this kind of eyesore stuff isn't around, I can't place it in my modpack.
zmbiegoddess Jul 12, 2023 @ 1:28pm 
I tried to play this map. I just couldn't do it. The map is so buggy. Every few seconds my FPS would just lag out continuously and I don't have this issue on any of the other maps.
josesolismusic Apr 2, 2023 @ 3:09pm 
I looked for suggestions online of which were the best maps, and this was listed. I gave this map a lot of chances. It kept crashing repeatedly. Sorry.
lexxart Mar 28, 2023 @ 4:52am 
Too heavy map - not enoth 16gb ram and rtx 2060
Richard (Klimedude34) Feb 25, 2023 @ 4:55am 
I Like the map so far maybe if more dev`s get on the "boat" that might be the next fjordur (i hope because Atlas was BS and we neat propper Pirat content anyway)
Songbird Jan 22, 2023 @ 3:47pm 
I've been trying to load this map for over an hour, trying to test it. It looks amazing! I want to do a streaming series here! But it's stuck on day 0 and I keep getting the "invalid authentication token". error message. It won't load me in at all.
OpalDaDragon22 Aug 6, 2022 @ 1:01pm 
Is ya water okay? seems like it isn't actually water- anyways, this was a nice map it's just it's really unbalanced, props are misplaced, it needs some work- aside from that, great creativity!
Alva Inkshadow Feb 18, 2022 @ 6:44am 
Unplayable. It looks like a very nice map but you stutter and lag and literally cannot move. The water is transparent so not textured properly. Has the potential to be a very nice map but requires a whole heck of work.
Kibbles71 Nov 17, 2021 @ 11:27pm 
This was a GOOD concept but SADLY has been abandoned. See date for last update.......2019! So much was left WIP that now it's just like knowing what could have been and what it really is NOT. If the developer ever comes back just know that many of us would've played this.:steamsad: