Dune Beetles don't eat much?


#1

So I noticed this in beta and now in the press build…

Dune beetles, to me, don’t seem to be fulfilling their original function. They seem to just be another 4 meat, aggressive wildlife.

I was chased off as Goliath a few times but it didn’t start eating the dead creatures nearby, it just kind of wandered around.

@MacMan or anyone else who knows, is this intentional? Have Dune Beetles been toned down in their eating habits?


#2

They do seem ridiculously aggressive. Perhaps they had to be “nerfed” in their…appetites, I suppose… to prevent them from being too annoying.

They do seem rather skinny…


#3

Yea, they’re aggressive enough but after they’ve chased monster/hunters off they don’t seem to eat the dead wildlife?

I’ve also seen them kill wildlife and then just leave it there.


#4

Me too. They just stand around on it. Perhaps at one point they ate everything they killed, but then payers found it to be too much, so they were toned down? Anyway.


#5

I’ve seen them eat my food a bunch of times. They are Shear’s assholes. Along with Trapjaws :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

Hate those buggers !


#7

I believe @MacMan stated in the Development Of Evolve Thread just a little while ago that Dune Beetle’s are also designed to actively hunt and chase off the Hunters… Which I haven’t actually seen them do once. And I’ve NEVER seen a Dune Beetle feast.


#8

Lol don’t nerf them! They once chased the monster player away after breaking his armour, I couldn’t stop laughing :smile:

They don’t eat! Just there to ruin your day like carrion birds to stand on your meal.


#9

I love how at Stage One and Two, all the aggressive wildlife will attack you, steal from you, poop on you (glaciopods :unamused: ) and just generally sully your good image. When you gov Stage Three?

They actually frickin run away.


#10

I laughed at this. 10/10.

I do think they should be a little more threatening to the Hunters though. As a Hunter I was never afraid to 1v1 these things (Which is funny because one of the tips is “Never fight a Dune Beetle alone” <_>). But I knew if I let it live it would be a thorn in my leg. One timed when I was fighting the monster one of these asshats kept beating on me. Almost killed me too.

Maybe give them a damage buff or let them attack faster. To the monster they are definitely one of “Shear’s assholes”


#11

Dune beetles were the first wildlife that I learned the spawn locations of… because the arseholes bloody make sure you know.

They started a war they will not win. I WILL abduct the food as they go to eat it and laugh in their faces.

I have to admit though, it’s really funny watching them scurry in the far distance as their beetle senses tingled and they’re looking for a ramp just to run at you.


#12

This is too true. They do not lose aggro easily. They will follow you for around 70 meters before considering about the possibility of giving up.


#13

I had one tail me, ran what I thought was a good quarter of the map to suddenly have it start attacking me again, I always net pack to higher ground if I can help it now


#14

One time I was playing as Bucket and I didn’t see any beasties in sight and, being the idiot I am, forgot to put down Sentry Drones just in case. I started up my UAV, found the monster, had it very nearly tagged, and then I get slammed by a Dune Beetle. I just assumed I had over looked it. He no idea they actively searched for Hunters until today.


#15

They have a HUGE aggro radius. It’s bloody funny seeing them run about in the distance because they’re after a way up to be after you. Chances are you didn’t see it because it was behind a wall. It just KNEW there was somebody in the distance to be an arse to.

They take first place for Shear’s biggest gits. Mammoth birds are second.


#16

Mammoth Birds? Psh. Try Phantoms. Or Canyon Eels. Or, for the Monster, try Carrion Birds.


#17

The only wildlife I can remember just kill things (besides the Hunters) without eating the victims are Tyrants and I think Megamouths. I’ve seen Dune Beetles eat things before (And Trapjaws eating their own kind o-o).


#18

They Probably just kill for Sport.


#19

It’s always been mega mouths for me as a hunter. It never fails once a game I get grabbed by what I thought was a boulder.


#20

I think the megamouths do eat the hunters, because once when playing as Laz I couldn’t rez someone eaten by one