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  • Community Crunch 171: ARK Stream & Homestead Update Tomorrow!

    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

    Homestead Update Tomorrow!

    It's finally arrived! We're beyond thrilled to be releasing Structure Plus (S+) and the long-awaited kibble rework (now packaged together as 'Homestead') to all of our survivors March 5th 2019!

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    If you can dream it, you can build it! Homestead includes the major elements of Structures Plus (S+), a player created Sponsored Mod by Orionsun. S+ has maintained a large following of users over an extended period of time, and its move to console has long been requested. We are particularly excited to finally be able to share this with our console survivors who will be using it for the very first time.

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    Here are the new building features included in Homestead:

    • Dedicated bulk storage
    • Triangle foundations, ceilings and roof pieces
    • Four high walls
    • Fence supports for level walls
    • Flexible pipes and electrical cables
    • Double doors
    • Swappable variants for ramps/stairs
    • New visual variants for existing structures

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    Along-side the update to structures we also have our kibble rework included in this patch! Previously the Kibble system worked like a tree, the egg of one creature being used in a kibble to tame the next creature in line. Often these kibbles didn’t make sense in terms of game progression and became more redundant with each new creature that was added to the game. Each creature now falls into one of six categories, and that creature’s egg can be used to tame any creature within that specific category. Instead of having 50+ different kibbles all requiring a different specific egg, it is drastically reduced to: Basic, Simple, Regular, Superior, Exceptional, and Extraordinary kibbles!

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    You can expect the Homestead update to hit your respective platform around 10am PST tomorrow starting with PC and concluding with PS4. We invite you to watch our Homestead trailer to see a preview of the variety of structures that are now possible. All of the builds featured in the trailer are player-created and you can find links to how to build the structures in the video description. It has been an amazing experience for us to see our dedicated players create things we could have never imagined! 

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    We hope these changes to ARK inspire survivors to turn their wooden shack on the beach into the fortress of their dreams!

    Homestead patch notes:

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    S+

    • Variant System
      • Added Structure variant system to cycle visuals for a structure
    • Structure Pickup
      • Enabled pickup of the following structures:
        • Elevator Platforms
        • Elevator Tracks
        • Electric Generator
        • Grill
        • Industrial Forge
        • Industrial Grinder
        • Chem Bench
        • Fabricator
        • Tek Generator
        • Tek Replicator
        • Tek Transmitter
      • Disabled pickup of Bee Hives
      • Added ServerSettings ini config option StructurePickupHoldDuration to allow unofficials to configure (or disable by setting to 0) the quick-pickup hold duration
      • Changed default for quick-pickup to 0.5 seconds (from 1 second)
    • Structure Additions
      • Added 'Smooth' sidewall variants (like the stone foundation) to the stock square foundations [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Thatch, Wood]
      • Triangle foundations [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]
      • Triangle ceilings [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood, Greenhouse]
      • Triangle roofs [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood, Greenhouse]
      • Large (4x height) walls [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]
      • Flexible pipes [Stone, Metal]
      • Flexible electrical cables
      • Stairs (with freely swappable ramp variant) [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]
      • Double door frames [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]
      • Double doors [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]
      • Tek Dedicated storage (Tek structure that allows storing a large amount of a single resource)
      • Fence supports (allows you to build fences that are level along the top) [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]

    Kibble Rework

    • Categorized Kibble
    • Creatures prefer their category of Kibble or above
    • Produced
      • Allosaurus - Superior
      • Ankylosaurus - Regular
      • Archaeopteryx - Simple
      • Argentavis - Superior
      • Baryonyx - Regular
      • Basilisk - Exceptional
      • Brontosaurus - Exceptional
      • Carbonemys - Regular
      • Carnotaur - Regular
      • Compy - Simple
      • Dilophosaur - Basic
      • Dimetrodon - Regular
      • Dimorphodon - Simple
      • Diplodocus - Regular
      • Dodo - Basic
      • Featherlight - Basic
      • Gallimimus - Simple
      • Giganotosaurus - Exceptional
      • Glowtail - Basic
      • Hesperornis - Extraordinary
      • Ichthyornis - Simple
      • Iguanodon - Simple
      • Kairuku - Basic
      • Kaprosuchus - Regular
      • Kentrosaurus - Regular
      • Lystrosaurus - Basic
      • Mantis - Superior
      • Megalania - Superior
      • Megalosaurus - Superior
      • Micro Raptor - Simple
      • Morellatops - Simple
      • Moschops - Superior
      • Oviraptor - Simple
      • Snow Owl - Superior
      • Pachycephalosaurus - Simple
      • Pachyrhinosaurus - Regular
      • Parasaur - Basic
      • Pegomastax - Simple
      • Pelagornis - Regular
      • Pteranodon - Simple
      • Pulmonoscorpius - Regular
      • Quetzalcoatlus - Exceptional
      • Raptor - Simple
      • Rex - Exceptional
      • Rock Drake - Extraordinary
      • Sarcosuchus - Regular
      • Spinosaur - Superior
      • Stegosaurus - Regular
      • Tapejera - Superior
      • Terror Bird - Regular
      • Therizinosaurus - Exceptional
      • Thorny Dragon - Regular
      • Titanboa - Superior
      • Triceratops - Simple
      • Troodon - Regular
      • Velonasaur - Regular
      • Vulture - Basic
      • Wyvern - Extraordinary
      • Yutyrannus - Exceptional
    • Preferred
      • Allosaurus - Superior
      • Angler Fish - Regular
      • Ankylosaurus - Regular
      • Araneo - Simple
      • Archaeopteryx - Simple
      • Argentavis - Superior
      • Baryonyx - Regular
      • Basilosaurus - Exceptional
      • Beelzebufo - Regular
      • Brontosaurus - Exceptional
      • Carbonemys - Regular
      • Carnotaur - Regular
      • Castoroides - Superior
      • Daeodon - Superior
      • Dilophosaur - Basic
      • Dimetrodon - Regular
      • Dimorphodon - Simple
      • Diplocaulus - Simple
      • Diplodocus - Regular
      • Direbear - Superior
      • Direwolf - Superior
      • Dodo - Basic
      • Doedicurus - Regular
      • Dunkleosteus - Superior
      • Gallimimus - Simple
      • Gasbags - Superior
      • Giant Bee - Simple
      • Gigantopithecus - Regular
      • Giganotosaurus - Exceptional
      • Griffin - Extraordinary
      • Ichthyornis - Simple
      • Ichthyosaurus - Simple
      • Iguanodon - Simple
      • Kairuku - Basic
      • Kaprosuchus - Regular
      • Karkinos - Exceptional
      • Kentrosaurus - Regular
      • Lymantria - Regular
      • Mammoth - Superior
      • Managarmr - Exceptional
      • Megalania - Extraordinary
      • Megaloceros - Simple
      • Megalodon - Superior
      • Megalosaurus - Superior
      • Megatherium - Superior
      • Mesopithicus - Basic
      • Morellatops - Simple
      • Mosasaurus - Exceptional
      • Onyc - Simple
      • Snow Owl - Superior
      • Pachycephalosaurus - Simple
      • Paraceratherium - Superior
      • Parasaur - Basic
      • Pegomastax - Simple
      • Pelagornis - Regular
      • Phiomia - Basic
      • Plesiosaurus - Superior
      • Pteranodon - Regular
      • Pulmonoscorpius - Regular
      • Purlovia - Regular
      • Quetzalcoatlus - Exceptional
      • Raptor - Simple
      • Rex - Exceptional
      • Rock Elemental - Extraordinary
      • Sabertooth - Regular
      • Sarcosuchus - Regular
      • Spinosaur - Exceptional
      • Stegosaurus - Regular
      • Tapejera - Superior
      • Terror Bird - Regular
      • Therizinosaurus - Exceptional
      • Thorny Dragon - Regular
      • Thylacoleo - Extraordinary
      • Triceratops - Simple
      • Velonasaur - Regular
      • Woolly Rhino - Superior
      • Yutyrannus - Extraordinary

    Exploits

    • Fixed exploit related to water well
    • Fixed exploit related to Titan downloads
    • Fixed exploit related to Velonasaurs
    • Fixed exploit related to Platform Saddles

    Crashes

    • Fixed crash related to shoulder pets
    • Fixed crash related to Taxidermy    

    Managarmr

    • Fixed issue with Managarmr breath causing flyers to teleport
    • Fixed Managarmr's forward dash not triggering consistently when spamming it
    • When Managarmr freezes a dino with a rider, the rider will no longer be dismounted but rather frozen for 1 second
    • Character frozen visual effect should change more smoothly
    • A player frozen either standing, crouching, or prone can no longer change that state
    • Duration of frozen for player characters is now a function of health and armor rating
    • Duration of frozen for player characters is significantly reduced overall
    • Cheat spawning a dino should no longer cause you to get stuck on that dino if it dies while being frozen by Managarmar Ice breath
    • Reduced Managarmr ice breath damage ~25%
    • Added new freeze immune icon

    Environments

    • Fixed buildable space outside of bounds
    • Fixed multiple holes and meshing locations
    • Moved Desert Titan player spawn point to an area inside the structure prevention zone
    • Fixed climbable trees in Extinction

    Kairuku

    • Base affinity increased by 30% now that it has a preferred kibble

    Ice Wyverns

    • Fixed creature icon being blank

    Item Stacks

    • Fixed ConfigOverrideItemMaxQuantity issue with RawPrimeMeat

    Giganotosaurus

    • Increased damage required to enrage a giga by 55%

    Corrupted Heart

    • Fixed item to use correct icon

    Mind Wipe

    • Characters can be respeced once every 24 hours

    UI

    • Improved search filtering on inventory and crafting menus

    Elevators

    • Set Primitive Elevator Platforms and Tracks to be craftable by wood instead of requiring fungal wood

    Additional PS4/Xbox patch notes:

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    Exploits

    • Fixed exploit related to Tek Swords
    • Fixed exploit related to Rafts on Center

    Managarmr

    • Fixed managarmr space launch bug 
    • Managarmr ice breath is no longer stopped by Dino Leash
    • Speculative fix for the Managarmr breath client crash
    • Whistle Stop and Whistle Follow will interrupt the current ability
    • Ice breath freeze amount is now more significantly reduced by distance
    • Clamped forward dash movement to horizontal plane

    Cryopods

    • Disable following after releasing from Cryo
    • Now show gender in the tooltip
    • Tribe log displays the name of the cryopod owner who's cryopod broke
    • Fix for dino owner not transferring when stealing a cryopod with a dino in it

    Environments

    • Removed the Ruins of Nosti gate
    • Reduced shadow cost of some meshes

    Defenders

    • Defenders are harvestable for light robotic materials

    Bear Traps

    • Bear traps are now placeable again!

    Tek Dinos

    • Now drop electronics/metal as intended

    Movement

    • Fixed players getting stuck when walking off foundations in single player

    Mosasaurus

    • Reduced Mosasaurus speed per level up by 50%     

    Manta

    • Reduced Manta speed per level up by 75%

    Gasbags

    • Set gasbags to mature at the rate of Wooly Rhinos due to similar utility capabilities

    Desert Titan

    • Reduced tamed Desert Titan total hp by 1/3

    ARK Developer Stream Tomorrow!

    Tomorrow at 1 PM Pacific Time on March 5th, members of the ARK development team will be hosting a Developer Livestream on our Twitch channel!

    Our Community-focused livestreams went over well with the community so we decided to restructure slightly to bring even more members of our team into the mix! We invite you to join us from our Seattle office as we discuss the latest developments with ARK.

    In tomorrows stream we will be showcasing and discussing our biggest addition and change to the game: the Structures Plus and Kibble rework.

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    We'll also be answering questions from you--the community--in a live form Digest. 

    The developers on-camera this stream will be:

    • Cedric: Host, Gameplay Programmer
    • Chris: Lead Programmer & Lead Designer
    • Colin: Senior Producer
    • Jen: Community Manager

    We look forward to seeing you all on our Twitch channel tomorrow at 1pm PST!

    Mod Community Updates!

    We're bringing in two new projects to the Sponsored Mod Program this month, and don't forget that we have already started another round of applications for the sponsored mod program. You'll be able to submit an application until April 5th. So polish up those design documents and send them in. We love seeing the amazing projects everyone is working on.

    First up we have Additional Lighting by ReinerSCT. This mod adds a plethora of new lighting options of different colors, styles, and configurations. Ever wanted to make your own disco room, or set up a complex lighting system for your over-the-top castle? This mod will let you do it!

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    We're also happy to bring in the Play as Dino mod by Finntastic. Does anybody else ever use the old mantra "Don't just hunt the raptor... Be the raptor"? No? Just me? Either way, with this mod you can! The author has a lot of cool systems being worked on for this mod and we're happy to provide some support for them.

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    Happy Modding!

    Fan Feature of the Week!

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    AUS Model Update: Parahelicoprion finished by Kaprodonychus

    Evolution Event!

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    Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 8th of March at 1 PM EST until Monday the 11th of March at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    • 2x Harvesting Rates
    • 2x Taming Rates
    • 2x EXP Rates

    That's it for this post!

    As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark
    Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

    Edited by Jen


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    Currently building the S+ Victorian Style Mansion with the attached greenhouse and telescope tower. Ran into a bug where I couldn't attach triangle greenhouse ceiling onto the the triangle greenhouse roof. I can attach a regular greenhouse ceiling to it, but not the triangle greenhouse ceiling. So I'm unable to complete the greenhouse. And I wasn't able to build the telescope either. The triangle ceiling wouldn't attach to the triangle roof like it does in his build video. Please patch this soon.

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    I dunno if this is because of the patches, but did anyone else's explorer note list become blank? Like only showing the names of the authors but not showing any boxes where notes would go? 

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    3 minutes ago, quillnlead said:

    I dunno if this is because of the patches, but did anyone else's explorer note list become blank? Like only showing the names of the authors but not showing any boxes where notes would go? 

    I can't even stay logged in long enough to check

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    Hi WC team if u guys read this please fix the lag in all server but for now I talk in particular of 861 SE server we can't farm anything there we walk few sec and lag another few steps and lag again and I dc a lot. And today I was on one meat run and my giga with lag literally fly lol I almost loose them.

    hope u guys fix this very fast or we can't play ark this way.

    ty 

    P.S.: im a ps4 player and play every day and I like very mutch this game but this way I'm thinking stop playing.

    Edited by SaraVieira

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    Just FYI you completely removed coal farming and totally broke the kibble tame system ?

    Edited by Wrath13

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    anyone know why golems and most passive ab tames won't take the new kib on Xbox I've posted captures on  ark survivors club of me feeding a 150 golem wyvern egg kib like is required and ended up having to kill a wyv to get sulfur to tame it also feather lights won't take their kib either I'll update if I find more Dino's that won't eat the new kib 

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    oh and green house peaks made from triangle in a circle doesn't fully connect and only makes a bigger gap the bigger the build just throwing it out there 

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    This is my first time writing on this the only thing i will like to see on ark a story mode whit 4 people to joing and see the story from all the map that will be fun to now from were dinosaurs came from 

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    We have been arked thanks to this stupid update Monday my Managarmrs gave birth to two sets of twins we had a set of lvl 191 which was a boy and a girl and we also had a set of lvl 195 twins that was also a boy and a girl we started having issues with the internet so we cryopoded all four babies we just took them out to start raising them this morning and my level 191 girl has turned into a boy so now instead of having two females and two males I have three males and a female can u please fix this

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    So what happens when the game screws us out of our character went to transfer to extinction got an error code and boom no more character this is BS we put a lot of time into this game and to keep getting screwed

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    Put in a support ticket. They will reimburse your levels to your new survivor (don't forget to style it how you want it).

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    14 hours ago, quillnlead said:

    I dunno if this is because of the patches, but did anyone else's explorer note list become blank? Like only showing the names of the authors but not showing any boxes where notes would go? 

    same here, and that's not the first time. And not the second time...
    I have forgeted the idee of completing it one day...

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    18 hours ago, Nuggie said:

    Put in a support ticket. They will reimburse your levels to your new survivor (don't forget to style it how you want it).

    How and where do I put in a support ticket and what happens to our tribe he was the owner and many of our Dino's was owned to him so now we can't even unclaim them to anyone because his character is gone

     

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    Great news. Kibble table has been reworked making it even easier to tame! All of your kibble will still work but you won’t be able to make the old kibble anymore. Sack of crap lie as usual. Old kibble doesn’t work. Thanks for the waste of time. Your game continues to get worse by the second. Your career is a joke. Why don’t you go load trash or something? Oh, wait, you do. Into the game. 

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    StructurePickupHoldDuration 

    Where is this for Xbox users in server settings? I would really hope that you would make that configuration an option for Xbox hosted servers as well.

      The current patch has no option for this and I’ve been hoping this was just over site, but the way things are written in patch notes really got my hopes up this would be a thing for my home server. 

    @Jen  Would it be possible to get any word on this? :)

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    6 hours ago, SueEllen8679 said:

    How and where do I put in a support ticket and what happens to our tribe he was the owner and many of our Dino's was owned to him so now we can't even unclaim them to anyone because his character is gone

     

    https://support.survivetheark.com/hc/en-us/sections/203788097-Survivor-Issues?mobile_site=true

    They have the commands to change dino owners I believe. As well as making new tribe owners.

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    The extraordinary kibble is completely unreasonable to make. It takes anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes of dedicated time to hunting fish with a hesperornis. The egg spoils in 30 minutes (and DOESN’T STACK) so each egg must be made into kibble once it is obtained. To make it even more unreasonable, it requires honey, which spoils even faster, and mutton which is extremely rare, if not, usually unobtainable by most players on the island. The recipe also takes an extremely long time to cook into kibble form.

     

    Any one of these ingredients, in and of itself, would have been enough to make this kibble a hassle, but all of them combined just makes it ridiculous. A quick global chat survey, on several servers, revealed that almost no players are bothering with the kibble, and those that are say they tried for golden eggs, but gave up the GRIND after about 2 or less. 

     

    Additionally, the chili in the exceptional kibble makes it unreasonable for any player below level 89 to make. The abundance of ingredients is overwhelming for the cooking pot, and that’s well before even adding the egg and redundancy of the other ingredients. This seems especially problematic for PvP players, where the once reasonable steps for kibble taming an essential rex, is now almost impossible. While even using the industrial cooker takes a significant amount of time, making the chili and kibble in a regular cooking pot can require nearly an hour of standing. The chili’s limited benefit (especially in PvP) also leaves the player with a largely unusable resource that is prohibitive to make ahead of time, and unreasonable to make at the time of crafting the completed kibble. 

     

    One suggestion, for consideration should be to return to the original recipes for Extinction’s augmented kibble, and just simply add red and blue sap or gems to the possible resources dropped by tek dinos. The new kibble system needs a lot of work.

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    Hey Jen when is Wildcard going to fix ps4 dedicated servers? I host a dedicated server for me and my friends to play on and we can't change maps without restarting our characters. In other words we loose the learned tek gear we learned from playing on the island, we loose all the locked gear from Scorched when transferring Etc. 

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    Forgive me if I'm wrong. According to dododex. I cannot tame a higher teir dino with kibble unless it's from that tier. So in order to tame a pteranadons with kibble. I need kibble from that tier but basic kibble doesn't tame anything from a higher tier. Is this correct?

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    Picking up structures doesn't work with one swift click. You can no longer walk up to something just placed and press Y. You have to hold Y down and slide up to select. Not convenient at all, especially with the garbage lag Wildcard refuses to address. So if you have 5 seconds left in your countdown, don't even bother picking the structure back up. By the time you've made your selection the timer runs out. 

    Xbox One server Ragnarok PVE-NA-167. 

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    On 3/8/2019 at 12:43 PM, ArkP1 said:

    Wait, what?!? Are you sure? You mean the kibbles we did already have made can’t even be used to tame what they were for before? Is there somewhere this is mentioned officially? 

     

    If this is true, we are even worse off now than I thought. WC really hurt us with this one. 

    The kibbles have all changed. We tried using turtle kibble just after the change was in effect to tame a karikinos and it took the taming efficiency down to 66% after it ate almost all the kibble it had said was required. But I’m talking about if you raise a Dino. If it asks for a kibble you don’t have made up, you now can’t make the kibble. So if my juv mega wants a spino kibble and I don’t have it made, I have to pod it and pray it’s imprint changes to something I do have on hand, a cuddle, or a walk. Now that they’ve cancelled out the old kibble and haven’t changed how imprints handle kibble, you have a slight set back.

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    I like the new kibble system but it seems inconsistent and Jen's post contradicts itself. It specifically says, "Creatures prefer their category of Kibble or above". For the most part the list that follows is accurate, i.e. Argentavis Eggs make Superior Kibble and Argies prefer Superior Kibble (or better).

    However, that's not true with all dinos. According to the list Pteranodon Eggs make Simple Kibble, but Pteranodons prefer Regular Kibble which is a tier above Simple. Same with Spinos, their eggs make Superior Kibble but Spinos prefer Exceptional Kibble.

    Are these typos? Is this some (IMO) weird attempt at balancing? What gives?

    Finally, I too think the need for golden eggs to make Extraordinary Kibble is ridiculous considering some of the creatures that prefer Extraordinary Kibble.

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    " Fence supports for level walls "

    How do you get these to line up? The internet says "G" but it seems to only be talking about the old mod and not the Homestead update because I can't get these to work.

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