In Community Crunch #101/Ark digest #48 Studio Wildcard revealed the Phoenix’s dossier, Coming August 29th to Scorched Earth.
Among the most mysterious of all flying creatures, much of what is known about the Phoenix exists in legends which have been told through generations. These myths have often changed through the passing of time, but one constant is the belief that fire represents cleansing and renewal. The Phoenix embodies this process through its everlasting cycle of death and renewal.
Extreme heat-waves in the desert seem to initiate the rise of the Phoenix, while the end of this so-called “Super Heat” precipitates the creature’s reversion into ashes. While the Phoenix seems ambivalent to most wildlife, if provoked, its ferocity is evident in its ability to set targets aflame with a single bite.
Attempting to pacify a Phoenix is, quite literally, playing with fire. The Phoenix must be continually set ablaze in order to be tamed. I’ve seen many turned into dust and ash in the attempt. After it has been pacified, the Phoenix will regain its vitality when it is aflame! Although its compact size prevents the Phoenix from being ridden, its aggressive enflaming has proved to be invaluable in battle. Plus, it can quickly roast up tasty cooked meat and refine raw ores at any time, as a living furnace!
This weeks community crunch combined with Ark digest #48, including a Q&A with Wildcard co-founder and co-creative director Jeremy Stieglitz, the full Q&A can be found here. Here are a few standouts
Survivor RaifuForLaifu, asks “Can we get a damage reduction on The Dragon’s fire breath pretty please with extra sprinkles on top? 25% feels a tad ridiculous. Thank you”
“It shall be done!” — Jeremy
Survivor PaladinKong asks, “Will those who have the game now in early access be able to get the physical items that come with the collectors edition, like the dossier book, without having to buy another copy of the game?”
“The company that manufactures & distributes the Collector’s Editions (which is not us directly) has told us that when they sell out, they can manufacture more that are CE-only (and thus cheaper) without the game included. I think we’re close to selling out, so we’ll bug them about it now.” — Jeremy
Survivor legendaryc4 asks, “can console players get the option to hold back the left stick to slow flyers down? Very big here for me as building high up can be a pain.”
“Yes, we’ll add this. Been on the todo list for a while but darn the limited buttons available on gamepad. What you suggest seems like a good way to go” with it. — Jeremy
As August 29th approaches, many people are worrying about the legacy servers they play on. Studio Wildcard announced they will have a list of all the legacy servers that will be wiped on the 29th and re-purposed. We will also post the list the day it comes out. At least you get a little bit of time to move if you would like to stay on legacy servers.
You can read Community Crunch #101 and Ark Digest # 48 in their entirety here.