ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
To the people complaining that this guy should be larger:
If you look on the dossier it says the scientific name of the Ark Megalodon is Charcharodon Ultramegalodon. This species is imaginary and does exist in the real world, so technically they can make it as small as a coelacanth or as big as the titanosaur and it won’t be scientifically inaccurate cuz there is no accurate thing to compare it to. The genus Charcharodon, however, is real. It contains the great white and its extinct relatives. Most scientists nowadays believe that the real megalodon belongs to the genus Otodus, which is not even in the same family as Charcharodon. So basically the reason why the Megalodon in Ark looks like a slightly bigger great white is because it is literally a slightly bigger great white, as its scientific name provided by the dossier suggests a much closer relationship with great whites than actual megalodons.
This real genus imaginary species thing is actually quite common with creatures in Ark and probably explains why so many of the creatures are considered scientifically inaccurate. Since we call most ancient animals with their genus and not species we may not even notice that their species are not real.
More Megalodon Utility Tips
When people say, ‘ughghhugh, these SUCK.’ They are right, and that is sad. These are meant to be of the REX of the sea. (mosa is the giga) intstead, you can outrun them with and ithcy, kill them with a cross bow, and they are just plain BAD. These should be AT LEAST 5x their current size, and their bite is supposed to be one of the strongest in the world. These should be respected by the devs. Like so that this will be fixed.
Already wrote a Tip on here but I guess I didnt emphasize enough facts for these monsters of the deep. 1. THEY HAVE A PACK BONUS OF UP TO 8 INCREASING THEIR ATTACK DMG GREATLY. 2. THEIR BLEED EFFECT WILL SHRED HIGH HP SOAKERS AND ATTACK TAMES LIKE TUSOS OR MOSAS! Also my Megs shred 100k HP in seconds I have video evidence. please throw some love on this comment so that the ark community doesnt continue to live in the deep dark of megalodon ignorance.
Please let all ocean tames be able to jump out of the water like the Manta, and no insta-kill if you dismoumt.
Imagine nailing a Ptera mid-air with this, it would be so cool! Give the Meg a grab similar to Kapro too, this guy really needs an update as others have mentioned here :)
The #1 thing that needs to be in TLC 3. At least make it as large and powerful as the mosa. Should have one of the highest attack dammages because scientists have proven that the megalodon has the most powerful bite of any living thing and is strong enough to crush a tractor trailer.