After the creatures replaced this many considered it useless now.to re-new this it would be nice if it had a full power climb,like megalania,maybe hav it be able to spin webs to trap creatures no-larger than a carno,to top it all off hav it spin webs around your base that produce silk and when wild dinos try to attack they get caught in the web.thumbs up if u agree.
Don't underestimate this creature in PvP. A webbed player is effectively blind. You can also use the webs for taming, similarly to the moth in Scorched Earth, by shooting webs onto a Dino and blasting them with tranq arrows and darts before they can run away/fight back.
Not exactly the best combat mount, slow, stamina isn't the best, a little squishy. But a few high levels of these on base defence are pretty good. Put a few in the inner parts of your base (along with the centipedes to wreck enemies armour) and the will have your enemies tangled up in seconds!
The Araneo is definitely not a battle mount but has the potential to be. Pumping points into melee damage and health plus the projectile cobwebs to slow your target will allow you and your mount to be proven a worthy adversary.
Kinda wish these guys had a turret mode for the webs. Prettyuch be free plants you don't have to fertilize. To compensate though I just tamed a few high level dimorphodons to follow it, waited it down with stone so it couldn't move, and set it on aggressive with the highest radius. Set dimorphodons on attack my target and boom. Free turret.
These guys, when killed, give you lots of chitin. On Ragnarok there's a castle near the swamp at the top of the map full of these guys. Grab a high lvl argie and you'll have stacks of chitin very quickly.
I Think the best way to use this ugly mofo is to have like 3-5 on aggressive outside of your base and 3-5 inside of your base. The ones outside I like to put stone in there inv so they can't move but act as turrets instead and my other dinos would obliterate anyone on the outside, and the ones inside would protect yur base from intruders. Probably best to have 5 spiders w/ 2-4 troodons inside to make sure nobody is left alive >:)
If you really must use one in combat then take a good pike and use that while mounted instead. You can still use the webs but can do considerably more damage. (And don't put any levels into melee, a high level spider still only does about 20 damage per bite. Useless.)
Overall just a bad designed creature.
Maybe, the devs could add the ability to set up some sort of trap by making a spider web between two trees or something and you could check it once in a while and see if anything ran in.
Also, they should be able to climb walls and ceilings like the Megalania as they are spiders.