ARK Survival Evolved – Description
As a man or woman stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on the unforgiving shores of a mysterious island called “ARK”, use your skill and cunning to kill or tame and ride the plethora of leviathan dinosaurs and other primaeval creatures roaming the land. Hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements and store valuables, all while teaming up with (or preying upon) hundreds of other players to survive, dominate, and escape!
ARK Survival Evolved – Features
1. Time, Train, Breed, and Ride Dinosaurs in a Living Ecosystem
Over 100 creatures can be tamed using a challenging capture-&-affinity process, involving weakening a feral creature to knock it unconscious, and then nursing it back to health with appropriate food. Once tamed, you can issue commands to your tames, which it may follow depending on how well you’ve tamed and trained it.
Tames, which can continue to level-up and consume food, can also carry Inventory and Equipment such as Armor, carry prey back to your settlement depending on their strength, and larger tames can be ridden and directly controlled! Fly a Pterodactyl over the snow-capped mountains, lift allies over enemy walls, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, tromp through an enemy base along a gigantic brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex!
2. Food, Water, Temperature, and Weather
You must eat and drink to survive, with different kinds of plants & meat possessing different nutritional properties, including human meat. Ensuring an ample supply of freshwater to your home and inventory is a pressing concern.
All physical actions come at a cost of food and water, long-distance travel is fraught with subsistence peril! Inventory weight makes you move slower, and the day/night cycle along with randomized weather patterns add another layer of challenge by altering the temperature of the environment, causing you to hunger or thirst more quickly.
3. Plant, Farm and Grow
Gather seeds from the wild vegetation around you, plant them in plots that you lay down, irrigate them and nurture them with fertilizer (everything poops after consuming calories, which can then be composted, and some fertilizer is better than others). Tend to your crops, and they will grow to produce delicious and rare fruits, which can also be used to cook a plethora of delicious recipes and make useful tonics! Explore to find the rarest of plant seeds that have the most powerful properties! Vegetarians & vegans can flourish, and it will be possible to master and conquer the ARK in a non-violent manner!
4. Tribe System
Create a Tribe and add your friends to it, and all your tames can be commanded by and allied to anyone in your Tribe. Your Tribe will also be able to respawn at any of your home spawn points. Promote members to Tribe Admins to reduce the burden of management. Distribute key items and pass-codes to provide access to your shared village!
5. Summon the Ultimate Life Forms
By bringing sufficient rare sacrificial items to special summon locations, you can capture the attention of one of the ARK’s god-like mythical creatures, who will arrive for battle. These gargantuan monstrosities provide an end-game goal for the most experienced groups of players and their armies of tames and will yield extremely valuable progression items if they are defeated.