- Minecraft: Unearth forgotten secrets with the all-new Archaeology feature!
- ARK: Meet the jaw-dropping Gigantoraptor and get involved in the creature voting contest!
- Rust: Dive into the Deep Sea update featuring a realistic water system, drivable tugboats, and the eye-catching Abyss item pack!
Minecraft: Trails & Tales
Minecraft have tossed us something new called the Trails & Tales update! Guess what? We get to be archaeologists! Yep, we get to dig up the past and learn about old civilizations. Nifty, right? But we gotta be gentle. Can't just go ham with a pickaxe. That's where a brush comes in handy.
So, how do you make a brush? Easy peasy! All you need is a stick, a copper ingot, and a cuddly soft feather. Arrange them on the crafting grid like you're stacking pancakes—stick at the bottom, copper in the middle, and the feather on top. Bam! Brush. Grab that brush and seek out the suspicious sand or gravel. Yep, the stuff in desert wells, pyramids, ocean ruins, trail ruins—you name it.
What's next, though? Well, you brush! Like brushing your teeth, but sand and the use button is your toothbrush. Do it slowly, and voila! Pottery shards and random trinkets appear! Make a full pot from the shards or ponder over what these other artifacts can say about old-timers. But remember, brushes ain't invincible; they break after much brushing. No worries, though. Fix 'em up by joining two broken brushes, or use mending or unbreaking enchantments.
ARK: Latest Goss
Alright, shifting gears to ARK! StudioWildcard's dropped their latest Community Crunch 369. There's this whole thing about Gigantoraptor. Bet Jurassic Park's feeling jealous! A big birdie, pretty feathers, nasty claws...definitely dangerous and graceful all mixed into one. Everyone's on edge, waiting to see how this fits into Aberration's wild life. Plus, they made clear that ARK: Survival Ascended—along with all the expansions and remastered stuff—is all wrapped up in the price. No hidden catch!
Here's a kicker! Us, the community, we get to vote on what creature shows up next in the Aberration map! Got any crazy, cute, or what-the-heck creature idea? Put it on the official forums! But wait, did you posted at least 6 times there? Not yet? Do it. Become a Regular Member. Do it before July 17th. Afterwards, we're voting for the top 10 oddballs. The developers will work their magic on our ideas—though they might tweak some things here and there.
Bonus news! Until July 10th, there's an EVO Event for all of us Survivors! Faster XP, more resource harvesting and hexagon rewards, quicker taming and breeding! It's like happy hour, except for a week! Works on every server, promise. So jump in and enjoy the ride!
Rust: Devblog Dive
Rust has a super cool update. July 6th, 2023 Devblog says it's the Deep Sea update! Real ocean waves, pretty visuals, took 'em two years, but it's amazing! And, guess what — tugboats! We can sail, creating our very own watery kingdoms! A small warning, though: if destroyed, it sinks, taking all passengers with it. Also, it leaves a loot-filled shipwreck. Vultures, anyone?
Now, more goodies: the Abyss item pack! Five cool stuff in it: a pair of metal tools, a torch, an assault rifle, and a revamped hazmat suit. Yep! They're part of the game store's always-available collection. The surprise? When you craft the Abyss Divers Suit, it's a random version of the funky Hazmat suit reskin. Plus, we've got the amazing Abyss Assault Rifle, the reclaimed Abyss Metal Pickaxe and Hatchet, and the Abyss Torch. Super perfect for all your undersea explorations! Dive right in and show 'em who's BOSS! Go, awesome underwater adventurers!