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.
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.
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.
People talk about how useless dimes and onyc are,yet they never mention these fellas,not very impressive considering their supposed to be deadly and basically be tanks that could absolutely shred you,instead we got a angry fishy boy who can’t really attack right.
For anyone complainig about the size and power of this thing, read the dossier. It says that this creature isn't the megalodon we know and doesn't exist in the real world. Also why is no one complaining how rex hunts creatures, because likely it only ate corpses and never actually hunted.
Wild mantas can be fairly hard to hit with a megalodon.Just keep your shark still and the manta will often swim in front of its head.the rest is easy enough.with a high level megalodon even 120 mantas only take a few hits
You can’t eat or drink underwater which makes healing or renewing your Fria Curry or Lazarus Chowder a problem - Megalodons can swim straight up and straight down unlike some other aquatic mounts and when surfaced, you can dismount and stand on them to eat or use healing tonics. With enough HP you can set them to passive and let them tank damage from a Megalodon while using your rifle to dart the wild megalodon for a faster KO. Always best to have a few sharks with you while exploring the oceans.