Here’s Why ARK Survival Evolved Dinosaurs Were Downgraded

By   /   Jan 7, 2016
Ark Survival Evolved

If you are a regular player of ARK Survival Evolved you would know of the recent update that has downgraded the game’s dinosaurs, and if you are a keen eyed regular player you might also know why this was needed.

However, most of you might not know exactly, which is why the developers have explained the changes made in Patch 231. Before we dig in, remember that in any game’s early access such changes are part of the deal and no one should feel bad about them.

Anyhow, the developers say that they “had a misunderstanding between how both player and creature stat scaling was supposed to function” right from the beginning, but got to figure it out when they “started to introducing higher levels and more difficulty into the game, which resulted in higher-stated dinosaurs, basically much stronger creatures to what we had planned and intended.”

So in other words, the beasts were getting out of hand in ARK Survival Evolved – though I doubt that the newly announced Kangaroos would be of any concern in that regard.

As things progressed, tamed and wild creatures got “inflated” stats and this led newer creatures to be set in accordance with them, but something had to be done:

Our first-step to coming up with a solution to tackle the scaling was to hit dinosaur stats in one go, retroactively. We wanted to scale down tamed creatures vs wild creature interaction so that you’ll no longer have absurd situations where one Raptor is single-handedly destroying 10s of max-level wild Brontos without any trouble. However we also wanted to keep it so that tamed creature vs tamed creature interaction would remain similar to how it is currently.

Thereon, you know what happened; three minor patches followed the major patch 231, the latest of which made these changes:

  • +67% Tamed HP Per Level Increase
  • +33% Tamed Melee Damage Per Level Increase
  • +20% Affinity Boost Increase Health/Damage Tamed Dinos
  • +33% HP increase to Tamed Flyers/Quetz
  • +Remove Flyer Projectile Damage Multiplier
  • -60% Turrets Damage vs Dinos

However, do not expect the developers to settle for this and what was done in the previous minor patches. they are looking to add diversity to the dinosaurs and their function at the same time when they ensure that nothing goes out of balance or gets inflated in terms of power.

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