Changing Player, Tamed, and Wild Creature Stats

Beacon allows users to adjust stats for players, tamed creatures, and wild creatures.

Player Stats

Beacon's player stats editor shows the effects in real time.

Player stats are built from two columns. Base stats are the values a brand new player spawns in with, and Per Level stats are the amount of increase the player will see when a point is added to the stat.

Although Ark and Beacon support editing the Base Value for some stats, most server admins recommend against changing the base values. Players will often join a server later to find their stats aren't quite what they remember. A respawn fixes the issue, but changing the base usually isn't worth trouble caused to players.

Every editable value in the Per Level column is a multiplier. This means a value of 2 would double the amount gained per level. Editing a value will immediately calculate the effect to the right of the field after the equals sign.

Creature Stats

Beacon's creature stat editor has four different sections, each with a unique meaning, and allows previewing effects using a creature as a guideline.

The "Preview with Creature" menu allows users to select any creature in the game to preview the effect of stat changes. Ark does not support setting stats on a creature-by-creature basis; stat adjustments will always affect all creatures.

The "Wild Per-Level" and "Tamed Per-Level" columns work very similarly to the player stats. Every wild creature is granted a number of points based on their wild level, which are distributed randomly to the creature's stats. Tamed creatures, of course, allow the rider to decide which stat each point is assigned.

The "Taming Reward" column applies to the levels earned during taming. All creatures gain a number of levels based on the taming effectiveness, which equals the number of points that will be randomly distributed once taming is complete.

The "Max Effectiveness Reward" is granted once to all stats based on the taming effectiveness. At 100% effectiveness, the values displayed would be added to each stat. At 50% effectiveness, only half of each displayed value would be added to each stat. In the screenshot above, the Fire Wyvern would gain 13.2% damage at 100% efficiency, 9.9% at 75% efficiency, 6.6% at 50% efficiency, and so on.

This editor affects the following Ark config keys: PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed, PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed_Add, PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed_Affinity, PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoWild, PerLevelStatsMultiplier_Player, and PlayerBaseStatMultipliers
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