ARK: Survival Evolved adds in underwater housing and laser-equipped mosasaurs

    
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First Dr. Evil joke gets it right in the face. No fooling.

Would you like to be under the sea in a technological garden in the shade? ARK: Survival Evolved has you covered with its latest patch. TEK tier research will allow you to build an entire underwater base so you can find for yourself if there is indeed water at the bottom of the ocean. If you’re worried about enemies, don’t be; you can also equip a mosasaur with technological armor and laser beams. Underwater.

In other words, just tell your friends that they’d better check under the sea.

For those of you who prefer more terrestrial endeavors, you’re hardly left out of this patch. You can build a teleporter, tame the magnificent Equus Magnus, uncover the mighty Iguanodon, and generally do your best to stay away from the water. Of course, with the massive Leedsichthys swimming in the depths, you may be tempted to catch some of those aggressive fish for their succulent meat… which just goes to show that there’s nowhere in the game where you can truly be beyond the sea. You probably can’t make your Equus drink from it, though.

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You’ve missed the story here, Elliot. The great flyer nerf of .256 is the real story and has the player base raging at the devs and each other. It’s NGE all over again.

The devs wiped out speed bonuses and halved the stamina on all flyers and reduced the stamina regen to the point where they’re useless. No hyperbole. There’s really no way to even tame some of the flyers now, since all of the wild flyers can outrun any tamed flyer.

Their Steam reviews have dropped by double-digits with all of negative feedback. I won’t touch the game again unless they revert this.

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DeadlyAccurate

The UI needs refinement. It’s better in some ways (like being able to split a stack by a specific number) and worse in others.

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starbuck1771

Shouldn’t that be Megalodon with Lasers? :P https://youtu.be/Q5BAnPeXYTI

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The update also gave a massive nerf that is causing a lot of controversy with fliers. There is already a work around for unofficial servers that use mods (classic fliers mod) but it only helps with new tames not old ones. Overnight basically fliers were rendered pointless for many people and many aspects of game play. The backlash on social media has been pretty steady since then and WC is saying they’re planning adjustments, though most feel the whole nerf should be reverted.

The leeds also auto aggro’s any rafts on the water and many people logged into the game to find their raft bases gone because it targets the base raft which is wood tier.

So on maps like the center where rafts or fliers are a necessity just to get to various points, its a problem in the eyes of many. SE map for wyvern egg or milk running as well has become extremely difficult by some accounts of things.

The new UI has good points but also a lot of bad ones. You now have to take multiple steps to do some things in it. The blue on blue making it difficult to see for some as another example.

Its really a shame as other additions are nice but they’re being completely overshadowed by the things mentioned above. Personally Im just going to wait for the dust to settle and see what mods continue to come out to address some of these things.

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Darthbawl

I read around that there is a huge flyer need coming, speed I think? Is this true?

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starbuck1771

It already happened. It got nerfed Monday. MJ and crew aren’t happy about it. Watch the last ARK stream but at least MJ got a Unicorn. Damn thing looks like a Mule and Goat mated.