Apatosaurus

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The Apatosaurus, surrounded by lush, ideal foilage

Paleo Stats

Species: A. ajax
Time Period: Jurassic
Length: 22.8 meters (75 feet)
Weight: 22 tonnes (24.7 short tons)

Basic Information

Category: Herbivore
Diet: Plants

In-game Stats (Adult, Growth 1.0)

Health: 4000
Stamina: 80
Ability: 100
Comfort: 100
Base Food Capacity: 200
Overweight Food Capacity: 260
Water Capacity: 200
Oxygen Capacity: 100
Growth Rate: TBD
Weather Resistance: TBD
Can be picked up by a tornado: No

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Overview

The Apatosaurus is the largest creature in Beasts of Bermuda. Being big, however, requires a big appetite, and so the Apatosaurus has the biggest belly of any creature in the game. Its diet consists of almost any kind of plant, including trees, and its thirst sometimes causes it to sip entire ponds straight up dry! Once satisfied, the Apatosaurus doesn't have to eat or drink for a very, very long time.

Alongside this, the Apatosaurus has superb resistance to harsh weather and boasts the highest amount of HP and health damage in the game, as well as being able to attack from any angle with incredible knockback, making it VERY hard to for any predator to kill. This effectively discourages almost every predator from attacking it in the first place, letting the Apatosaurus live a generally peaceful and undisturbed life.

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Pros and Cons

Pros:

+ Titanic amount of health

+ Incredible damage output

+ High weather resistance


Cons:

- Very slow

- Is vulnerable when young

- Requires a lot of time to grow

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Abilities

  • Primary Attack: The Apatosaurus rears up, then stomps the ground, severely damaging nearby creatures or killing them instantly. You cannot move whilst performing this attack.
  • Secondary Attack: A tail whip attack, which is much more potent than its stomp attack. This attack should be the primary means of defense for the Apatosaurus. Hold Rick Click to coil up the Apatosaurus' tail. When released, the tail will shoot forwards and crack like a whip, dealing incredible health damage and heavy knockback to anything it hits. Keep in mind that for every second the tail is coiled up, ability power is drained, so don't hold it on for too long or you might end up draining too much ability power!


Unique Attribute: The Apatosaurus has THREE Unique Attributes.

Firstly, it possesses the highest weather resistance of any terrestrial creature. It is also capable of granting some of its weather resistance to nearby herd members, effectively making the Apatosaurus a 'waking shelter'.

Secondly, when the Apatosaurus walks, its huge footsteps knock nearby creatures out of its way.

Thirdly, the Apatosaurus is capable of walking backwards. This is to prevent attackers from hiding under its hind legs, which are not in range of the whip attack. Walking backwards will cause them to be knocked back and into the range of the whip attack. In order to walk backwards, a player must press and hold the crouch keybind.

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Weakness

The Apatosaurus's huge size causes it to walk at a lumbering pace. It is in fact the slowest creature in the game, and most creatures are able to out-speed it simply by walking. Thus, fast creatures can give it a hard time by performing hit-and-run tactics on it. A Utahraptor pack is able to pull this off quite decently.

Additionally, large carnivores such as the Acrocanthosaurus can inflict serious health damage to an Apatosaurus. They can also survive multiple tail whip attacks too.

Despite this, the Apatosaurus still remains a very dangerous creature to fight, and it is not uncommon to see an Apatosaurus completely overwhelm its opponent.

A pair of Apatosaurus migrates during sunrise in search of food.

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Additional Notes

  • Implementation of the tail-whip mechanic was claimed to be one of the most difficult mechanics to program.


More information is available in the Apatosaurus Spotlight Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Av8hodDntk