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So I spent the weekend getting used to base changes my tribemate had made whilst I was away.

So many Tek components lying around I wasnt sure what each did. (Center this is. We are down to two bases now - one for mining metal and the other is the main area base where we house everything.)

Did another couple of boss runs but this time with 9 of our gen 3 Rexes (only Gamma) and took both brood and ape down quickly again with no issues at the same time.

Everything seems smooth enough and now I want to use this Tek stuff to begin our gen 4 Rexes - cant remember what the stats are but i think its over 20k hp, over 1k w, over 700 melee - so they should come out around lvl 350, possibly more.

I then went onto Aberration where we again are down to two bases but this has changed a lot too - everything is Tek - wow did I miss out on the upgrading.

Our Island and Rag bases are still fairly small but SE is still sizeable with 2 bases - Ill have a look at those three later this week.

How does everyone find time to play across all servers?! Center will stay as my main I think.

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@d1nk

I too have been kind of "going thru the motions" lately with ARK.  I think that is normal for a game that can be so addictive and such a time sink. 

I've been saying for a couple of months, that I want to build up a Rex army, to do boss runs ..... but the problem is the motivation to gather all the artifacts. Playing on Ragnarok, there is NO CHANCE I will mess with the desert cave that houses those artifacts.  I have no interest in doing parkor and puzzles in ARK.  So I will just be spawning in those artifacts.

Also, as a 1 person tribe, some of these caves can be pretty hard. So either I tweak the settings to make it manageable, or I just skip it altogether.

Lately, I've actually been transferring a lot of dinos from the server, over to my single player game, so that when/if I take an extended break, the dinos will survive.

This weekend, I did tame a level 145 event raptor, and a level 156 red female Tek Raptor. tamed a level 140 red event Wolly Rhino, and level 145 shark in red.

Other than that, it was transferring dinos and refilling food troughs.

I also started a new character on The Island last week, and I played some more as that character. thus far, I have built a small base, and tamed some Trikes, a Ptera, and yesterday, I tamed a Argy. It is a fine line between fun and frustrating, when started a new character, but I think I'll keep with that character for a while.

 

 

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What D1nk and DJRone wrote reminds me of myself at Unofficial Server. They are nice but your progress is too fast. That was the Reason i quit and go back to Official Servers. They are not so fast. I play now more then 4 Months and didnt made a Boss Fight yet. And i can only breed at the Weekend if the Wife let me^^.

Aberration

Helped my kid to tame a few Ovis. He is at 11 Sheeps now in his own building. Ran around at the Weekend and saw a nice Level 95 Basilisk. Build a trap of 4 Stone Gates around him and tried to tame him. 1 Gate was to close to a Rock and he „climbed" over the Gate. Run like hell with my RockDrake to loose aggro and crafted 4 new gates. This time i tamed him without a problem. As i came back to the Area i saw a 115 Basilisk. He killed everything around. I crafted more Gates and came back to him. He was burried and not far from him a lvl 85 basilisk was burried. I placed the gates and could tame the 115 without the 85 noticing me. As i wanted to go back with him the Level 85 woke up and chased me. So high speed and we left the scene. But i came back with new gates and tamed the 85 too^^. She burried 2 times and lost a few levels but i got her with lvl 112. Now i´m almost out of Rock Drake Eggs. Only 2 left. Next week i must get a few new ones. But now i think i can tame them without a problem. Only problem is to go with the Rock Drake every 30 Seconds near the Basilisk so he can bite you. If he dont bite you for a minute he will loose interest and bury.

Found a Level 80 Baryonix near my new trap at the blue Biome. Lured and tranqued her. But she was eaten as i ran around searching for more Ankylos in Green. I should make a little Base around the Trap. But that is something for the next Weeks, problem is a new player build almost next to the place. I didnt pillared too much, i wish i had.

I searched and found a female 55 Ankylo with Dark green Horns and back. Tamed her nicely. On the way back with her to base i saw another green one Level 50. But she had bright green glowing horns and parts of the back are glowing too. Tranqued and tamed her. She has more white in the glowing horns as my poisonous green Horn Anky which i tamed a few weeks ago. But i will cross breed all of them. My goal is a Red green poisonous Abomination.

Unfortunately i couldn´t breed at Weekend cause funfair is in Town. So the Wife decided it is family time. But next week i will breed ( I hope so).

 

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So logged on to find my US tribemate was off work ill. yeah yeah - slacker. 

We went and got CP and Obsidian to make some Polymer so that we can make a cloning chamber - its going to be expensive but we have a lovely couple of 190 Ice Wyvs that would be great to clone.

Then we took to the seas to kill some Basi's for their blubber - boss artifact I think. 

Looks like I have found that you can have dinos over 450 on official that dont go pop at server reset. Can anyone else confirm this as a friend said they had transferred a 487 Rex the day before and was using it on Rag - and it hadnt gone poof!

Other than that, tame capped so just fed the dinos. 

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Hi All. Registered 3 years ago, playing like 12 hrs that year, to many bugs, lag and my PC optimization was so bad. Unistall...until yesterday.

Start in a Beginner PVE Server. The game is far better than 3 years ago and I need time to adapt to the game. So, i gather some resources, craft the basic stuff, and went to kill some animals...but, some of them poison me and kill me like 3 times, but, i enjoy to be back in ARK.

I hope that today, when i arrive at home, play and survive for more time to build my first structure, bed and more.

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I've just been trying to find something to do. Just raised 50 rexes for a tribe project, a couple thylas and 3 gigas for poops and giggles. 2 of the gigas are cyan and I'm super excited about them. I have some purple eggs I need to hatch to see if I got the good stats on them. Hopefully I get lucky again and get a M & F with the stats first set. ?

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Xbox - Nitrado Unofficial Server - Aberration 

I really need to start taking more holidays, the last week has been a blast, darn this thing called 'work'. Even taking a break from Ark was great haha. 

Started off by hatching up two of the 175 drake eggs I had nabbed from the trench. To no surprise they both came out the exact same, pity about the health, 4k is a bit low but I'll take it. Also bred up a ravager, needed a female for breeding purposes. Got lucky on the first attempt and got a female. Raised up the drakes and the ravager, and fully imprinted the drakes.

Then moved on to the next plan, I really need to make moves to actually progress through Aberration. Took the new female ravager and a male out to the Old Railway Cave. Going to try and use ravagers to help me clear out the cave to get the artifact and also some glowtails. Am still a bit dubious about leaving dinos in caves, never got my head round the various settings on if theyll just despawn but I beleive it should be fine. So I bred the ravagers at the mouth of the cave and led the babys in. Got 6 babys into the cave (4 males and 2 females). Had issues getting females for the mate boost, they all kept popping out males. Started killing babies if they were not females, but I eventually got lucky on 2. Had a similiar problem with my first batch of spinos a while back. They all came out male, I swear theres a male bias on Aberration lol.

Just for the giggles, I went back down into the drake trench for some more eggs. Only got one 175 egg this time along with a nice 170, the rest were low levels, but I kept them for kibble/basilisks. The 55 and 25 nests are of course still going strong. Made my escape before my first set of hazard gear broke. Quickly checked to make sure the ravagers in the cave had fully matured before logging.

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Single Player - Aberration & Ragnarok & Olympus

 

I'll skip the details but a corrupted file destroyed my Crystal Isles save. I had noticed that it was stuttering and PC just generally struggling (need an upgrade but not an option right now) so I managed to transfer some stuff to Olympus. Also been travelling in RL so spent several weeks on the road. 

 

I also decided to give Aberration another go. I am not a massive fan of this map - it just seems more grindy and initially I just could not deal with the earthquakes (they give me motion sickness, now I have the effect turned down). Spawned in at the portal. Managed to survive okay and spent the weekend grinding out some basics. Ended up taming trikes and a bunch of raptors which have been great since all the basilisk seem to be here too. Killed four so far, luckily highest level was a 65. Bulb dog collection is growing and I will have to breed some of them to get a decent one. 

 

Finally found a pair of Doedics over level 50 … I had forgotten how dismal the levels were on the regular maps. They have helped to get me get together a stone box so I can move to a different location with all my stuff. Not exactly sure where yet and I ran out of motivation at this stage … will return at a later stage.

 

 

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Well, continue with my adventure in ARK.

Last night i survive! just killed once by those poison dinos, they are so hard, but i found my body, recovered my inventory, then, i went to one of those beacons and found valuable (for my level :D ) items: 1 Bed, 3 Storage Box and some Standing Torch. So, i build a little Thatch building, placed my bed, the boxes and store some items.

Now i'm in a better position if i die. i'm having fun :D:D ...for now.

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PS4 - The Island - Single Player

 

I've been sick for a couple days,  so have been working from home instead of going into the office. But amazingly, though I no longer had the wasted time during commute home, I still did not play much ARK.  Getting closer to taking a extended break I think.

Anywhoo, I played on my new single player character on The Island.  It is the same map that I first played the game on 2 years ago, and all of that old character dinos and buildings are there. I'm tempted to admin command to take ownership of that stuff, but I keep fighting the urge, as I want to play it honest and earn my way up. 

Last couple nights I went out looking for some resource dinos ... meaning a Doed and Anky.  I found a decent Doed not far from base and tamed her up then brought her back to base.  On the way back, I spotted a Baryonx not far from my base, and so I picked it up with my Argy and dropped it into a group of rocks next to a cliff ..... the rocks kind of trapped the Bary, and I was able to tame him up. Now I have some water transport. Later another Bary spawned in the same area, too close to my base, so I tamed it up too, but this one I couldn't drop in the rocks correctly, so I ended up chasing it all over with my Argy,  finally got it to drop. lower level, but he can body guard the first Bary.

I then spent most of the evening looking for an Anky .... amazing how whenever you want one, you can't find one.  However finally found a few, and the highest level one was also a green event color. I picked it up, and found a safe spot in some rocks to drop it and KO it.  While it was taming, I noticed a level 96 argent not far away.  I have yet to see anything higher than a level 80 Argent before, so After much trying and failing, I finally got it knocked out.  I normally build and use a trap for Argies. but since I was  out looking for Anky and not Argy, I didn't have a trap materials with me.

As soon as I put food into the ARGY, and level 72 Ptera lands right next to me. (considering my current Ptera was a level 24 pre-tame,) I bola and drop that too.

FInally I take the new Argy, Ptera and Anky up to the Blue OB and upload them.  I then fly my original Argy all the way back to my base on the South end .... keeping an eye out for other dinos I want along the way.

But I fear I have hit that wall again .... it is fun starting from scratch, but now I'm already seeing boring times ahead.  So I think I have to stop talking about it, and just it. I need to get back on Ragnarok and raise that Rex army to make boss runs. I'm just going to focus on that (I think) for a while.

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50 minutes ago, Aushegun said:

PS4 - The Island - Single Player

Aushegun - why do you not play on an online server? Especially if you want to try and keep away from using admin commands then a PvE server can be just as fun as you can socialise with players - thats half the reason I play ARK.

I didnt get on last night but have been given the tak of building a tek trough tonight and start raising some of our Gen4  Rexes... wonder if I will mess it up somehow as I have been away for too long and now associate oneself as a n00b :)

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1 hour ago, Anarki said:

Aushegun - why do you not play on an online server? Especially if you want to try and keep away from using admin commands then a PvE server can be just as fun as you can socialise with players - thats half the reason I play ARK.

I didnt get on last night but have been given the tak of building a tek trough tonight and start raising some of our Gen4  Rexes... wonder if I will mess it up somehow as I have been away for too long and now associate oneself as a n00b :)

I do have a Nitrado server I rent, but I am the only person on the server.   But I don't like the fact that I can't walk away from the server for extended time, without the dinos starving.

I started out a few years ago playing on PvP online, quickly grew to hate that, and switched to PvE. But at the times, I had a hard time finding a map that wasn't land claimed.  Then when I finally did, and I played a marathon session online for something like 14 hours. Building a nice base, taming multiple creatures, leveling up. I finally went to bed.  After a nap, I tried logging back on, only to find that I had not written down the server I was on, and I could not find it again.  Disgusted, I tried out single player, and stuck with that.

I also don't have a headset, so the online socialization part would be hard. And again, I like the ability to go away from the game for a day, week, or month if needed, and then come back without losing everything. Plus I read about waay to many griefers online.  I'm too old to put up with dipstick kids online. I just want to relax and have fun.

But who knows, maybe I will give it another shot.

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On 2/10/2018 at 12:29, canojuancho said:

Hola a todos. Registrado hace 3 años, jugando como 12 horas ese año, con muchos errores, el retraso y la optimización de mi PC fue tan malo. Unistall ... hasta ayer.

Comience en un servidor de PVE para principiantes . El juego es mucho mejor que hace 3 años y necesito tiempo para adaptarme al juego. Entonces, reúno algunos recursos, elaboro las cosas básicas y fui a matar algunos animales ... pero, algunos de ellos me envenenan y me matan como 3 veces, pero disfruto estar de vuelta en ARK.

Espero que hoy, cuando llegue a casa, juegue y sobreviva por más tiempo para construir mi primera estructura, la cama y más.

Hi Bro! I just started in PVE and I have a very small base, I do not want to play alone, but I do not speak English, if you like we could try to advance together

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Xbox - Nitrado Unofficial Server - Aberration 

Tonight I started the effort to collect the artifacts, with tonight aiming foe the Artifact of the Depths in the Old Railway Cave. So I geared up, jumped on the rock drake and travelled to the cave. Put down a storage box and sleeping bags at the cave entrance. 

While I knew this cave was the easiest of the three on Aberration, it was still much easier than I expected. Pretty sure the last time I did this on my last server I just got shredded by ravagers and never set foot in it again lol. Took the ravager squad and cleared out the first chamber. I left the main squad here and took one ravager and used zipline anchors to get to the artifact, avoiding the creavas with all the nastys. Aggroed what I could over a cliff using a sniper and walked my way to the artifact letting my shotgun doing most of the talking from the back of the ravager. Farmed the artifact for a bit filling up a storage box at the cave entrance, collected 10 artifacts in total. Also tamed a level 80 glowtail, need to work on getting high level ones. 

Then of course I had to start running back and forth between the cave and my base to move the artifacts. Had a scare when my main drake glitched into the ground at my base and it got stuck there.  Thankfully I had another drake I could use to continue the relay and I left the other on follow in the hope it worked its way out, which thankfully it did. Transfered 4 of the artifacts across to Ragnarok for posterity, installing one in the breeding barn.

I think I am going to need to prep much more for the other two artifacts. Its probably going to be another case of breeding ravagers inside the Hidden Grotto for the Artifact of the Shadows. For the Artifact of the Stalker I'll first of all need to find the Elemental Vault and hopefully a rock drake should suffice for it.

Honestly the game really did test my patiences tonight. I dont think the game bothered with many if any textures at all tonight and the rock drake mechanics seem to muck up as well which is probably a related issue. Cant help thinking is it my xbox or is it the game or both. Honestly looking forward to seeing how the Switch copes with the game considering my xbox apparantly cant cope, should be a good laugh. 

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First thing I see last night is a titan trynna get in my base so I lured it away by shooting it in the butt , I almost lost my giga last time I was messing with one lol

Then I made ammo , and stocked up my wifi is trash so idk if I should be out taming atm so I'm just feeding and stocking up , I might breed my boss lvl rexes but that's hard by myself I doubt I can get the imprint solid but worth a shot

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