I was at my bog biome base breeding Bloodstalkers and I found one that appealed to me at first sight, with its cool orange color (not mutated, maybe the parents had the same color but I couldn’t see it.) I fully imprinted it and took it to the Arctic for a test run. I got several levels on it, and soon enough, it was a beast with 10k health. So I decided to go to the Volcano to do some missions. I settled on the Magmasaur egg stealing mission on gamma difficulty as a nice easy test run. As I stepped into the cave, my Bloodstalker tore through countless high level arthros, scorpions, magmas and even a rock golem! (He was doing extra damage because of the mission.) Eventually, he was pretty low on health, so I healed him a bit. Then we made it to the egg cavern, and I saw the egg. I also saw twenty Magmasaurs guarding it. I thought I could take them down, but they pushed me into the lava. I made it out of the lava, kentros, magmas, arthros charging at me, and then...
I died. The lava had damaged my character too, and I died right off my Bloodstalker’s back-or, well, arms. All I could see before the respawn screen appeared was a horde of Dinos attacking my Bloodstalker, who fought till the end. I respawned in my bog base and looked at my other Bloodstalkers. I swear, I will breed a Bloodstalker so strong it can go into that cave and kill every creature there, especially the Magmasaurs.
You materialize in the bog biome, HLN-A floating beside you, you walk to a wet patch to drink, the water tastes vile but after the sulfurous taste of the water in the volcano biome it's like tasting paradise, you think about the scaly egg you just got, knowing it will hatch into a fearsome magmasaur, you pat the leathery scales of your X-parasaur, it did well getting you out of the volcanic eruption, then suddenly something long and white shoots from above and sticks to your parasaur, the terrified animal honks in distress as it is hauled into the canopy, you look up then with a thud the body of your para drops to the ground totally drained of blood with just three slits on its side, you look up again, and another white streak comes down, hitting you and pulling you up, you feel stabbing pain, see six gangly limbs, four bright red emotionless eyes, you feel something inside your body, like you're deflating, you feel unable to breath, you drop to the ground, dead
Sand. All he knew was there was sand all over him. He spat out all of it from his mouth, And remembered what had happened.
"Anyone!?! Anyone else he-" a hand clasped over his mouth "quiet down, you're going to attract predators" it was Eden.
Relief came over Jerry, and then he remembered what had happened to Rick
"There's nothing we can do now. If we go back for Rick, we'll get captured, or killed" Eden said as if reading his thoughts. "We can still save hi-" Jerry jumped in surprise as his dodo pecked his leg. He patted the Dodo's head and said "at least I've got you"
"I suggest we build shelter, because there's no way we're getting back to my house before nightfall." Said Eden
Jerry still felt a little sore from his injury, so he didn't argue.
"It kinda sucks that Rick saved my life twice, and I can't even repay him for it."
"I know how you feel, my friend got eaten by a sarco a couple months ago." Eden replied
People see this creature add evil. I see it as amazing. I mean, it looks cool, it's fast, it tries to mimic your emotes, and I just absolutely love this creature. Even if it wasn't crazy OP it would still be my favorite ARK creature, and still my favorite creature period. I don't care if you don't agree, just know that this creature loves you, and you should love it back.