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17 hours ago, Aushegun said:

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.

I can understand some of your points. I find that our main server (PvE Center60) is very friendly and helpful. Not overly talkative but friendly enough when needing any trades etc

 

For me, the whole ARK experience is seeing other people bases and dinos so it gives me something to aim at and to try and get to know people.

I didnt manage to get on last night - had to work late due to some major incidents but I have booked the night off from the wife tomorro night to get a good ARK session in and hopefully picking up my base 500 melee Anky from a friend.

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After having solved a problem with some PC freezes and crashes (something about -norhitthread in steam launch parameters) , i improved my little thatch shelter, (now it has 2 floors) i have some boxes and save there some resources. I'm level 13, i have a bow and some arrows, i went to some place near of my base, and found some explorer note inside of a box, i read and it says something about somebody, i think that i need all those notes to understand what is happened. I hope today and tomorrow explore more sites in the island, i need a lot of food because decays so fast and i'm hungry to often.

By the way, what are (or whats for) those animals shapes in blue, green, red and other colors that we found in beacons? I click the transfer button but disappears in my inventory. i'm lost about that :(

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18 minutes ago, canojuancho said:

By the way, what are (or whats for) those animals shapes in blue, green, red and other colors that we found in beacons?

The icons inside the beacons are for porting to the boss arenas, put the required items in the obelisk/beacon and you can go fight the boss, green is gamma (easy boss), blue is beta (medium level), and red is alpha (hard level). There are three bosses to complete on the island, broodmother, megapithecus, and dragon, each unlocking different engrams.

You can also transfer to other servers (other maps, ragnarok, scorched, aberration)  which are in your cluster through the obelisk/beacons. Official is separate cluster from legacy and so on. 

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GenTech1000: Like it - beautiful clean lines. 

 

Single Player - Aberration/Ragnarok/Olympus (this update on Ab)

 

Did some more scouting with the Raptors and found my first 3 Ravagers. Went about taming the entire pack (Lvs 40/15/20). Continued scouting with the newly tamed pack - wow these guys change your game on Ab. Went a bit nuts and proceeded to tame every other Ravager I could, highest level I could find was a 96, so the hunt is still on for better ones but I've got 9 … for now ... 

 

Found a decent spot next to water and with what seems like abundant resources, including some actual Metal nodes and went about completing and moving my box and most of my stuff. Took several trips to get all the critters, supplies and building materials moved but managed without losing a single dino. Which was a surprise. Did add a second story to the box - it's a work in progress but finally have a functional kitchen and work space. 

 

Did a little more scouting which resulted in a run in with Spino and Karkino, the Ravagers had no trouble with either, but we have not hit anything over level 90 yet. Plan now is to expand the box, get a greenhouse going, get honey, find the dung beetles. Plus ongoing search for higher level mounts. 

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Been a while since I played properly and after discovering the ARK dev kit this weekend I'll be unlikely to be spending much time in game until Extinction comes out now.

I did start working through some YT videos on map creation though and started a new map based off of a UK height map image - doubt it'll be anything I take too seriously or release to the public but might be a nice thing to do if I get the time for our small server.

Think Im actually gonna import a Game of Thrones height map and use that as a basis for a new world to play in.

If I do actually get anywhere with it I will be sure to post updates.

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5 hours ago, GenTech1000 said:

I finally finished my Redwood Abode. It came out great! Here's a link to some pics. 

 

Also, I don't know what to build next, any suggestions?

an huge artificial tree to park flyers inside and on the branches

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The weekend consisted of Blackpearl hunting from the sea bottom. Tribemate and I took our Basis to the depths behind blue obby island on Center and found ourselves some of the sea scorpions and ammonites. Came back with about 220 Black pearls and came across some Tusos. Took care of those and then on the way back coming through a cave we came across a 145 Alpha Mosa... scared the living daylights out of us as we thought we were stuck in the cave with it. They are so fast we couldnt escape it but as our Basis start with 25k health we made a slow grind back to the surface. By the time were at the surface, we were at 13k... dived back down to see if we could bloody it - then were down at 9k and decided to retreat for good. The Mosa didnt follow us to the surface so we just healed up and went back home.

Possibly my most exciting time in ARK since going for our first Boss runs.

Other than that, tribemate made an elevator and we hatched our Gen 4 Rex eggs. Came out at 376 20k hp and 702 melee. Just realised at writing this (from work) that i forgot to imprint this morning... so thats messed that one up. Was at 38% last night so will only make 55% now I would have thought - what a numpty haha

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PS4 - Nitrado server - Ragnarok

 

Spent most of my time this weekend experimenting with official PvE servers, and in short, HATED IT.  The spawn trapping into bases was everywhere. as was the pillaring. I tried many many maps, and was really frustrated. Finally found a map that I was able to start a tiny base on, but I had forgotten that my private server and single player settings are boosted for gathering and taming.  I forgot about the need to eat food every 30 seconds just to stay alive. In the end, I didn't have any fun at all. Just too grindy. I obviously have become too spoiled with my settings.  

So eventually, I switched back to my private server, and began breeding up my Tek Rexes in prep for Boss battles. I also spotted 4 TEK rexes around the map, that including an amazing Blue one, and a very cool red one, but sadly their levels were all under 50. I killed them all and upon flying back to my base, I notice that a level 108 Tek female is just down the hill from my base, which tamed out at 161.  I ended up hatching and raising 4 Rexes this weekend, got 100% imprint on one, got but missed some or all of the imprints on the others. They kept asking for the few kibble I did not have available!

I will continue to breed until I have around 20 of them.  I also was looking for some high level Yutys, to replace my 150 prefect tame, that disappeared into the vapor after transferring it from the server to my single play game. I ended finding a level 135 all red female, and after about 15 minutes of chasing her around and tranqing her, I see her drop just in time for me to be attacked by a Purlovia while I was feeding her. Somehow in the battle she was killed!!!

I then decided to try finding some neon green Griffins, and I found 3 of them ... level 15, level 25 and level 50. So they all were destroyed in hopes of a high level respawn.

I also need to get a couple high level piggies.

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Last night, I stayed up til 7am. Did some stuff on SE, fed babies on island, did a trade for rex eggs for an alliance member. Talked with my alliance member all night while I got nameless venom and farmed ingots on aberration. Overall very productive night.

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Last night, logged in imprinted previously said Rex, checked tek trough - had food so logged off for an earlyish night so that one night this week I can do a later one. 

This morning, logged on, imprinted said Rex, checked tek trough - had food so logged off and went to work.

Tonight, will log in and try and get 1 more imprint but as it was at 86% this morning I dont think Ill get it. It was at 67% which was 23k hp and 785 melee... she will do for now :)

 

Aush... glad you tried the whole PvE again and sorry you didnt enjoy it. It does make a different on a single server with boosts - hence why I wont try SP just in case it turns me haha

Good luck with your boss runs :)

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Finally got back on tonight. Been busy and the last time on Ark, my xbox really ruined Ark for me, it just couldnt play the game anymore. Was getting tired of the console bassically being unable to hold textures for example and becoming tired of Ark, possibly as a result.

So I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to an Xbox one X (Thank you @SaltyMonkey for perswading me to do it lol) and my word what a difference it makes. I had forgotten and hadnt realised how beautiful Ark could be on the Xbox. I've fallen in love again with the game. With the X everything was crystal clear and the textures actually held. I basically spent the night running around the various maps enjoying the scenary, the clouds, the moon, the reflection of water. I even had the confidence to go by my old base on Ragnarok in crash central in Viking bay and even jumped on single player with no crashes (crashing might still be an issue in viking bay and Single player but wasnt on for long).

Of course I had to jump on a rock drake and do an drake trench run to test out the new console. It was great, loved it. Wasnt in the trench for long, grabbed a few eggs including a 175 and got out.

 

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1 hour ago, AngrySaltire said:

Finally got back on tonight. Been busy and the last time on Ark, my xbox really ruined Ark for me, it just couldnt play the game anymore. Was getting tired of the console bassically being unable to hold textures for example and becoming tired of Ark, possibly as a result.

So I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to an Xbox one X (Thank you @SaltyMonkey for perswading me to do it lol) and my word what a difference it makes. I had forgotten and hadnt realised how beautiful Ark could be on the Xbox. I've fallen in love again with the game. With the X everything was crystal clear and the textures actually held. I basically spent the night running around the various maps enjoying the scenary, the clouds, the moon, the reflection of water. I even had the confidence to go by my old base on Ragnarok in crash central in Viking bay and even jumped on single player with no crashes (crashing might still be an issue in viking bay and Single player but wasnt on for long).

Of course I had to jump on a rock drake and do an drake trench run to test out the new console. It was great, loved it. Wasnt in the trench for long, grabbed a few eggs including a 175 and got out.

 

Jelly!!

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gathered obsidian  fed the dinos petted the lystros made some polymer moaned at the squares on EU servers capping us dropped an egg to see too many tamed animals - AGAIN - made some stone buildings into metal ... getting more bored cannot progress without hatching my rexes to kill bosses ... so yeah ....

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4 hours ago, AngrySaltire said:

Finally got back on tonight. Been busy and the last time on Ark, my xbox really ruined Ark for me, it just couldnt play the game anymore. Was getting tired of the console bassically being unable to hold textures for example and becoming tired of Ark, possibly as a result.

So I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to an Xbox one X (Thank you @SaltyMonkey for perswading me to do it lol) and my word what a difference it makes. I had forgotten and hadnt realised how beautiful Ark could be on the Xbox. I've fallen in love again with the game. With the X everything was crystal clear and the textures actually held. I basically spent the night running around the various maps enjoying the scenary, the clouds, the moon, the reflection of water. I even had the confidence to go by my old base on Ragnarok in crash central in Viking bay and even jumped on single player with no crashes (crashing might still be an issue in viking bay and Single player but wasnt on for long).

Of course I had to jump on a rock drake and do an drake trench run to test out the new console. It was great, loved it. Wasnt in the trench for long, grabbed a few eggs including a 175 and got out.

 

Go into SP and type in the command box; stat fps. Basically, in the right side of your screen it will display a live feed of your fps until you log out of Ark completely meaning you can use it on any of the servers you join there after.

If your fps is too low for your liking, turn off high detail mode to increase your performance. The only real graphical difference I’ve noticed between the two modes is the shadows, and a slight render distance alteration. Truesky stays on regardless.

Xbox - Unofficial Nitrado - Ragnarok

Now back to the topic; on my last session, I finally restored all of my lost imprints by transferring them to my current character (I lost a lot of motivation to play after sacrificing my character for the betterment of my community - I didn’t want them to lose their progression for the sake of my character restoration). Now I no longer need to cull anything. Also searched for and found an ascendant Megalosaurus saddle BP I need for a trade ;)

Xbox - Unofficial Nitrado - The Center.

As Extinction is close by, I’m starting to build up the character I’ll be using for that server when the DLC launches. Currently working on gathering resources to build a raft, but Raptors in the early game are proving to be a challenge to bypass.

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