ARK Bionic is a creature mod for ARK Survival Evolved.
Based on several other mods and quite a few ideas of my own, this is something that has been requested to me from several people during an extensive period of time in the past. Finally, it’ll happen. With that said, ARK Bionic is loosely based on several of the creatures from the Prometheus mod, now fixed and enhanced. Credits to FroggyMan for buying the sourcefiles and giving them to me.
Granted, ARK Bionic is its own mod. It’s close to vanilla and utilizes StatMod so it can be customized to fit in with any other creature mod. As of right now, the plan is to add a basic tier, “Bionic”, with tamable creatures, and a bosses tier, with untamable creatures that’ll give cosmetic items as rewards if you feel that just beating them for fun, isn’t good enough.
The basic “Bionic” tier is a hybrid between robot and creature, creating enhanced dinosaurs with artificial body parts, especially electromechanical ones. Hence, you are not riding them as regular ARK have you do. You control them, and no saddles can be used on them. They can be knocked out and tamed but will only eat Bionic Kibble in the process. Statswise, they are around 4 times stronger than their vanilla, biological counterparts.
The “Mechanical” tier only uses an organic brain, the rest is purely mechanized. These creatures can not be tamed, you’ll need to kill one and hope it drops a blueprint for an unassembled version that you can craft yourself. You don’t ride these either, but control them from within inside just as “Bionic” creatures. Statswise, they are around 5 times stronger than their vanilla, biological counterparts, and most of them have mechanical attacks.
The “AI” tier is a hybrid as well, where the Overseer harvested bodies from fallen survivors and enhanced them with mechanical parts. These can be knocked out and tamed and will eat the same as a wild Raptor.
The “Bosses” tier is an extremely strong tier that can not be tamed. They are docile and won’t attack unless attacked first. They only drop banners as a cosmetic trophy for defeating them.
With all this said, ARK Bionic is still in an early phase of development. Things can change over time as development continues.
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