Interview with wowegoo

Interview with wowegoo

Today we’re giving you a little peek into an ARK modders life. Let’s meet Raul, also known as wowegoo!

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Age, where you’re from. Interests, hobbies, etc.

44 years old from Spain. Interested in being a pro. I love music and all related to Hi-Fi, collector of some artists, and Unreal Engine passionate.

How did you get started on your project?

When first saw ARK I was like… wow! I love the massive playable landscapes so I go into with a 2009 pc in 2017 and even today my project is not finished. ARK is bigger than I can manage. I simply love it.

Antartika
Antartika

What is/has been your inspiration?

My inspiration was Scorched Earth. A counterpart in the Earth climate and I took Antarctic continent as today stills a big incognita in human history.

Is this your first ARK-related project? Have you worked on anything similar before?

This is my first project in every related to videogames or whatever. I made this map learning in the way the Unreal Engine 4 and related software needed. I can say I start from 0.

Outside of the ARK world, have you any other experience with any type of modding or coding?

No. But I just started in Core, a multiverse where people can jump from game to game. No cause I love it like ARK but cause I can get a bit of income.

Do you have any tips and tricks for other people that either are doing this or want to get into it?

I don’t have even for me, haha! Well, is a long run, an adventure. ARK is a massive game right now and I start to play just when the redwoods biome was on the way to be released on The Island. Now you have many different worlds to play where you feel more comfortable, in ways even developers don’t think of. I love ARK and the guys that made it deserves big respect from me. ARK Community Discord is your best tool if you are into this. Keep it 24/7 open and you have their amazing people always open to help.

Antartika

Antartika is a WIP map with the following specifications;

Size: Same as The Island but more space playable due to caves.
Completed: Map surface 100%. Underground 50%, Sea 50%. and some more to come!
Biomes: 10 by now. 1 custom
Caves: Tons. From very small rat holes where only a character can enter to big ones that have much access for all your dinos with water and are naturally protected.
Dinos: Most of all maps except the ones that do not fit properly (Titans, some TEK, etc.)
Resources: Planned to be on the map all, with some exceptions that can be covered with other resources. 90% done.
Weather: Own weather system adapted to Antartika. WIP.
Bosses: 5 in total, 4 bosses, and an end boss with their own arena. All artifacts are spread across the map, some still need a final spot.
100% compatible with other mods.
The Underworld, a massive underground area connected with other big explorable caves with artifacts. When finished, a player can cross the map underground.
Aurora effect at nights

Lore

Set in the Antarctic continent long, long ago, when not everything was frozen, Antartika offers a map, cold but beautiful for you. There are a lot of places to build your base and all available dinos as well as all resources.
You can build your base on the small latest areas that still not frozen or go into the snow and build your base where only the hardest dinos still living. Soon you can build your base in a sea bubble!.
Around map there are the skeletons of the giants of the past, take care! Some are traps. Others can help you to protect you and your dinos at early game.
Look for the “hot spots”. Little places spread all around the map were temperature is more comfortable but if you are skilled, go and get one of the amazing and coldest places to build your base with beautiful views all around.
To fight the bosses go to the pyramid. Inside you found the 6 pads. Remember that the pyramid door only allow the bigger dino able to fight the bosses, T-Rex. For other bigger dinos there are a teleporter out. 5 Pads are bosses.
To fight the endboss you need to defeat all other bosses in the 3 difficulties. Go to the deeps to find the rarest resources and dinos and don’t forget to get your artifacts. Enjoy!

Do you have any plans or spoilers for your project you’d like to share?

Yes. Antartika is on the final lap and soon you can play in its full glory. More caves to come. More dinos and the final touch are on the way and I hope to end it soon.

Anything you’d like to add?

Thank you for that opportunity to know us a bit more. Most of us are normal people working in our homes to give high-quality content for free. If you like natural landscapes to play ARK, consider Antartika as an option. A map that gonna push your limits in survival.

Thanks

Thanks to wowegoo for taking the time to talk to us and share his experiences!

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