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21 hours ago, Aushegun said:

I still have only seen one Tech Rex on the map, and it got killed by Argies, before I even got a change to tame it. So I've been killing every rex that isn't worth taming, in hopes that a tech rex will spawn,

You actually need to kill everything in the area but you can compartmentalize. 

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Sorry for poor picture quality but here is an example. Each of the green squares is a potential spawn point for a Rex in the mountain section of Ragnarok. So each time that area is cleared there is, in this case, a 2.5% chance that a Rex will spawn there out of all the possible dino's that may spawn there. You'll see that percentage next to the red arrow. For comparison we'll look at a Sabertooth and see that there is a 12.5% chance that it will spawn in that area. The numbers below are the percentages of whether it will be multiple of that dino spawning and how many but are insignificant to this.

Now out of that 2.5% chance that a Rex will spawn, there is a 5% chance that it will be a Tek Rex. Further degrading that number is if it will be a Tek Rex worth taming, based upon level spawn. So it is very fractional to get a Tek Rex. 

To farm this, this is how we compartmentalize. You see the green squares with the orange line underneath? We clear one of all dino's (megalania's, dimnorph's, kentro's, allo's, etc.) then we walk over to the other square underlined with orange and clear that area. That put's your first cleared area out of render range and when you come back, fresh new spawns. 

Now we were many and took shifts but it worked as we have tamed at least 20 156+ Tek Rex's to this point. 

Eventually though it may get boring just constant farming and you can just let the game naturally spawn one in. Setting up for a boss fight at green ob the other night, I found a 168 female. Nothing special but it adds to our clean breeding pull. To this point we have tamed 12.3k hp, 2500+ stam, 990 weight, and 425 melee (all different Rex's) and we have gotten a health mute to 12.7k. Just takes time and luck. 

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Well I logged in and lagged out for about 5 minutes, then rubber-banded all over the place so I quit and went to work where it's less stressful.

PS4 - Private Server - Ragnarok   No new color mutations on the ravagers last night, so all those babies got killed. I then was flying around, and I saw a whole group of high level even

My (and the parents') first gigantopithecus baby. Parents tamed on lvl 204 and 216, baby came out 228. Lucky day for me and the parents. You can see them in the background watching over their daughter

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Not much today. Gathered up some metal and tamed up a 150 morelatops for the fun of it. Thought it would make berry farming a bit more enjoyable, been a while since I tamed one.

Did another trench run and lucked out on a 170 poison and a 180 lightning. All I need to do now is hatch the things and imprint fully on them. Still missing out on the high level fire egg to imprint on, I like having a high level fully imprinted fire and lightning to chose from and rotate between. The poison shall be a good weight hauler as I am not a big fan of them. Need to work on getting an ice one too but I am not too fussed.

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Today we started by doing a meat run to prepare for breeding our sabres tonight. Then we continued work on the wall on the cliff above us and got it about 75% complete. While working on it we noticed a lvl 90 argent nearby and decided to tame it.

While the argent starved we did a little metal run. We are working towards building a chemistry bench and indy forge.

After the argent tamed up I noticed our s+ plant x had finally finished growing. Took 2 or 3 real life days and that was with 300% greenhouse effect with s+ glass ceilings, i forgot crops take forever to grow on SE. So I removed the glass and set them to only target wild argents, wyvrens and vultures. Then I did a test run by kiting an argent over. They took it out fairly quick but I think a wyvren may get an attack or 2 in before getting taken out, so we planted 4 more s+ plant x.

Before logging we did a crystal/obsidian run in the nearby crystal cave.

So tonight we are going to breed the sabres and tomorrow we will work on the wall and continue gathering for the forge and chemistry bench. I think we are going to spend some time on the island this weekend taming event dinos and doing some housekeeping and maybe taming some thezios to slowly start getting ready for the dragon fight. I also really want to tame a few whales and start doing more ocean exploration

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Not much today. Started the kibble farm. Built the barn into the overhang/cave thing below my main base to make the most of the limiting space which seems to become more limiting by the build. Just need to build the inside platforms and ramps and of course start taming kibble dinos..... Got two stegos which I tamed ages ago but thats it. 

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Searching for four days and I finally found my lost pet! 

It is so weird the places I will find them.  I know I lost her in the forest.  Her inventory must have gotten full.  Yet I found her on the beach.  Only a few feet from my search party! 

I refuse to give up on lost pets.   I will look for them forever.  Unless I get the death knell of course.  But she wasn't dead so I wasn't giving up!  Cannot believe she was only a few feet from the search party.  We were systematically moving down the beach.  She's just a stupid ugly Dilophosaur btw.  She jumped out at me from the bushes when I was trying to tame something else and I hit her instead with the club.  So she's mine now.  I named her "Surprise!"

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Last night we bred our sabres and got 1 male. No mutations but the biggest thing I wanted was the imprint. We will probably breed them again so my wife gets an imprinted one too.

Todays main goal was building a chemistry bench, and after a run to the dunes for organic polly and chitin we were able to make it.

Tomorrows main plan is to hope over to the island to do some taming, thezios, tek rex, allos, and whales are our top priority but we will also be on the lookout for any cool event dinos. We will also spend a little time on SE looking for a 200+ mate for our megasloth and a 200+ male wolf so we can start breeding them as well

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Had a busy day today. Jumped to the island right off to do some taming. Started out looking for a male megasloth in the snow biome and tamed 2 wolves in the process, a 142 male and 195 female. Continued searching and tamed a 180 male mammoth as well.

We soon gave up on looking for sloths in the snow and headed to the redwoods. After about 20 minutes my wife spotted a 180 male. I had the trap so i caught up to her, we trapped it and tranqed it, then surrounded it with dino gates. On the way to it I spotted a 217 thylo on the shoreline. Went back to grab it and it was dead, it somehow drowned :(.

So we left the megasloth to starve and we headed back to base to grab honey when we spotted a sheep on the way. Killed it for mutton instead. Got back to the sloth at dark and tamed it on mutton. Noticed a green drop nearby so we headed to it to upload the sloth.

Got the the beacon which was in shallow water, took the saddle off the sloth and all heck broke loose. A carno comes up and starts chomping me. At the same time a pack of pirahnas starts attaking the sloth who was not on neutral. My wife was on her argent with mine following trying to help without hitting the water. I get to where I could stand and pump the carno full of lead. Then i run to the sloth, pop the saddle back on and kill the piranahs. Finally get him uploaded just as the drop finishes.

Next I run to shore to hop on my bird and get attacked by dilos and troodons. Its pitch black, Im blinded so I start spinning around blasting my shotgun at everything while trying not to hit our argents and finally kill everything and somehow not get knocked out, hop on my bird and head home, lol

We get back to base, i fix my armor, make more shells and we relax for a few minutes. Daylight breaks and we go on another hunt and come across a pack of allos, 1 being an all black 195 female. So we throw together a quick taming pen, kite them all in, snipe her 2 mates from afar and tranq her. Run back to base and had just enough diplo eggs to tame her. Get her tamed, bring her back to base. Then tame an event turtle before uploading the wolves and heading back to SE with the sloth too

The rest of today we plan on breeding the wolves and sloths. Tomorrow we plan on hunting for more things to tame, my #1 goal is to find a high level male to breed with that all black allo, it looks so sweet. 

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Yes, that all black Allo is awesome!  I've always wanted one myself.

 

So last night I was flying around the map looking for my 2nd ever Tek Rex.  After not having any luck, I farmed some beaver dams, and ground out some resources to make 3 shark saddles, using the new MC saddle BP i got. I needed 3, because a 135 female spawned near my water pen, and I decided to tame it, when it got stuck in the shallows.

Then while swimming it back to the water pen, I noticed we were being followed by another shark. I wasn't worried, as I figured I would kite it to the pen, and let my other sharks and 150 pre-tame Mosa have a snack.  Well it wasn't until I had already open the pen gates, that the red glow around the shark appeared! I don't know how I didn't notice the alpha glow earlier, but now I had a fight on my hands. Thankfully Quintessa  was able to finish it off.

But then I had some healing to do, so I took Ghost Pepper my fire wyvern out to farm up some meat to feed the pig, while he healed everyone. Well, I was nearly full with meat, when I decided to check over the next hill, to grab just a bit more meat. and there I saw  it ....... a Tek Rex.... and a level 180!   I did not know anything could get above 150 (besides Wyverns, and cave baddies)  

Luckily this Rex was very close to a base of mine, so I flew over, crafted up some dino gates, and  built a trap. I then kited the Tek Rex right to the trap..... or so I thought. At the last second, the Rex veered off, and went around the trap, and started chomping on my Wyvern who was on passive. After about 5 shots, the Rex, turned around, and looked at me, just then a Gallimimus ran between us, and the rex went after it.  I ran over to my Wyvern, and flew him to safety. Then I ran back and started shooting the rex again, as he was eating something. This time he came right at me, and I swear he was faster than a normal rex, but I managed to get him in the trap, with him only getting 1 bite into me.

From there it was easy street.  He stood up at level 269, and I named him Miracle. He has yellow tek highlights, so I made a black with yellow highlights saddle, and rode him to my closest gated base.

I then flew back on a Ptera, and grabbed my wyvern, while the Ptera followed.

then I called it a night.

 

Saturday I played some more, and had some close calls, but I'll leave that to another posting.

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Since I’ve defeated the Gamma Center Arena it’s time to get to get to phase 2 of Ark. that basically means I’ll be upgrading my base a poopton. It’s gonna require tons of metal and just as much stone. I started gathering metal today. Gonna have about two thousand ingots once I’m finished smelting what I have thus far, but I’m not done yet. I’m confident that by the time I’m finished I’ll have over four thousand metal ingots to work with. I dunno how far it’ll get me in terms of my upgrades to my base, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Reached my metal gathering quota, finally, and started on the base upgrades. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think I’m gonna need more metal XD. I ended up gathering about 6 thousand metal ingots worth of metal, but I think I’m gonna run out before I even finish upgrading the body of my base, let alone the hardware inside of it. All I did tonight is upgrade the bottom floor’s foundations to metal as well as a few walls. By the time my base is done I will have my living quarters on the bottom floor, my work stations on the second floor and my aviary/hangar and storage room on the third floor.

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This weekend i wanted to start taming my first water dino's.

Decided ichthy would be best, but these things kept swimming away..

So i build a  raft with a stone trap under it.

That worked great, tamed 4 dolphins and 3 of them al already dead :P

Oh and my raft got eaten by a leed..

 

Also trapped and tamed my first 2 argents, the second one was lvl 179 after taming :)

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Transferred my survivor to Ragnarok as we now have a cluster. Went with only an Argy as per our server rules......only and Argy but once you have made or tamed something on each server you can then transfer at will. Made a base in Viking Bay, flew around......went left instead of right and got distracted. Suddenly it was too cold and I was too far into the mountains to get back out. I died and my 265 Argy is left somewhere in the mountains and I currently have no way to rescue her.....or find her.

The search continues for a Pick Blueprint of higher levels and will need to tame or raise another bird to find my Argy before she starves.

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