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Still struggling with scale when trying to make my own ARK map and in a moment of madness or genius last night decided to change my scale references to in-game characters.  Dropping in non AI models of the relevant dinos - stacking where required.

So I now have a "Turtle back slope" or a "5 Giga hill".. an "Alpha Rex" cave height etc.  Who needs real world units of measure when you can have a bridge 4 Diplos long etc.

Servers are dead atm, waiting on Extinction to drop.  A friend booked the day off work but think I'm gonna leave it until Friday before I book a day off to make sure it definitely drops before then.

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On 10/24/2018 at 9:56 PM, KrakenOverlord said:

the water under the floating island spawns basilos and you can harvest tons of oil from killing them (could also tame some and get oil passively)

PS4 - The Center - Prim Plus - Single Player

 

So a couple of days ago, I took an Argy and flew to the snowy area to gather oil, since I remembered oil nodes being there. Along the way, I tried to harvest a bunch of fur, as I did not have any  fur armor yet. I was lucky that I stopped at a pink drop, and got a JM fur helmet, which helped. Upon arriving at a location with Oil nodes, I quickly put together my pre-built stone mini-base and put a bed, storage box with some extra gear down along with a fire. Warmed up,  then harvest as much oil as possible in that area. We then began the trek back to my main base, when night came, and I could no longer handle the cold, within seconds, even with a torch, I went from frosty to ice cube, to dying fast. I tried to make it to a safe spot and warm up, but ended up dying mid flight. 

Now I had a dilemma ... do I re-spawn at the mini base in the cold? or do I try again all the way from my main base?  Well I decided to try it from the mini base. I spawned in, grabbed the spare hide armor, torch and began running as fast as possible while still trying to get down the steep hill without hurting myself. I finally make it to the bottom of the hill, and am running to the area where I died, when I hear the blood curdling howls .... the wolves had seen me. I ran for my life, and just as my Argy spawns into view, I am taken down by the wolves.

Re-spawn back at the main base.... gear up AGAIN, and take my only other argy out to recover my body and oil/fur full Argy. By the time I fly across the map, and when my death beacons finally appear. That is when I see my Argy circling in a battle with a Rex, and other baddies. We swoop in, (the Argy I was on is the better fighter) and we eventually kill off everything. We land, and both Argies are down to about 20% health. Then I hear the howls again. We beeline it home,  and arrive safely.

Last night I take my weight argy out again, and this time we go to the water under the floating island in the Center, as I need pearls, and had not had any luck in the rivers yet.

Well I arrive , and see a lonely shark. low level, but I had earlier found a ASC saddle at a drop, so I decided to tame it up. I then decided to build a raft, I built a stone box base on top of it, and got it all outfitted with fireplace, storage, the works. I figured I would just travel around harvesting pearls and oil. With the new shark on follow and my Argy sitting on top of the raft ceiling, I take off looking for pearls. Finally find some (it was raining and storming NON-STOP) and I take the shark down to the bottom to harvest pearls.  Since this is Prim Plus, I have no Scuba gear, so I am limited in how long I can be under water. We are returning to the surface, when I see bright yellow damage indicators ... That's when I see it and Alpha Leeds is destroying the raft/base  that I had spent over an hour grinding out to make. I had no idea Leeds spawned in "lakes" I thought only oceans. Needless to say, I was crushed to see my raft get destroyed and my time wasted. I use my shark to eventually get my revenge and kill the Leeds. We then scurry to the nearest shore, as I need to unload some of the stuff as my shark is getting over weight. SO I am quickly building a storage rack, when I hear the fight music, and I turn around to see My shark is in battle against 5, yes 5 sharks including an Alpha shark, plus at least 1/2 dozen mantas.  There was nothing in sight when I parked him on the beach edge, but apparently they found him.

You all know how it ended. "He Dead!" I eventually managed to recapture the saddle from his body bag.

I then spent the next hour grinding out 6 dino gates and 1 behemoth gate to build a water pen. I then kited  the closest shark into it, and tamed him up. While he tamed, I get attacked by that gang of sharks again plus another Leeds.   The Alpha shark is damaging the stone gates, so I have no choice but to swim out and try to kill him. But each time I get close, Mantas attack me. 

I decide to just start tranq darting every shark including the alpha, and eventually I KO 4 sharks and the Alpha swims away with the Leeds. Iended up taming all of the other Sharks but lost when is woke up, and aggrod the alpha. the rest I was able to get safely into the water pen, where I hope they can be safe until I can make them some saddles and level them up, and then kill the Alpha.

With 500+ pearls and some obsidian as well, I take my Argy back to the main base. But on the way back, I spot an event red Bary near the edge of the floating Island waterfall. I kite it into the rocks, where it gets stuck, and I proceed to tame it up. Grabbed him with the Argy and flew back to base, where I called it a night.

This weekend, I will make up saddles and start clearing out the water to get all the pearls.  These default rates, really makes it scary, as my dinos are not OP, and so I have to be careful in every battle.

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Abberration
 
Didnt tame much in the last 2 weeks. 2 Otter which had event green. Tamed 5 Achatina for the Paste. From Level 20 to 90 i get everything i could. Hooked them up with the grappling hook and brought them on the Rock Drake to the Base. Tamed them easily there. But on Sunday it was finally the Day for Breeding. My kid had time to help, so i dropped 29 Ankylo eggs. Should have thought of not dropping 5 eggs at a time which breed in the same Second. We lost 2 Ankylos through starvation. Cause my kid wanted to arrange all Ankylos so we can feed them in a round. But he forget to feed them and was very slow with arranging them. I was to busy to caught them after breeding. 2 Ankylos i let starve cause no Color Mutation and not the 451 Melee like the Rest. But oh Boy, i did it. I get the Color Mutation i want. I got a Male and a Female with Red Body and shiny Green Horns. Got another Mutation with Bright Green Horns. Got the Opposite, red Horns with Green Body. One who is almost black with Greeen shiny Horns. And some other Mutations. I will make many Eggs of the 2 with the shiny horns.
  
This week i found some people on the Island who do often the Bosses there. I missed the Tek Generator cause i died at Ragnarok Fight after beating the Dragon. It was funny, they thought i need a few more minutes and wanted to beat Alpha Ape before i arrive and do the fight with me again. But i was there. They blocked the Entrance of Red OB with a Dragon. I was there on feet as the teleportation started. Cause i was not in their tribe i couldnt use any of their Dinosaurs. So i stood at the Edge and tried to not get hit by a Stone. But they had very good Rexes and the Boss was down in 2 Minutes. I did nothing but now i have unlocked  the Tek Generator.
 
I crafted enough Element in the Last 2 Weeks to build a Clone Chamber and a Generator. Got almost crazy as the only place where the Chamber could be placed was the top ceiling of my Breeding House. It took me over 3 hours and all my nerves to place 2 Elevators. One replaced the wooden Aberration Variant to Enter Breeding House. The Next one goes from breeding floor to the Top and the Cloning Chamber. Placing the Elevator track is something I want do again in the future.
 

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Well, after getting a set of boss rexes and saddles made, I started to do the Manticore on SE. Did Gamma a few times, Beta once (only took 5 minutes) and started doing Alpha. Did 4 of them just fine then on the 5th one (about an hour ago) boss wouldn't land and the fight timed out. So now wondering if it's even worth it to do this boss since it's clearly still bugged. Maybe it time to focus on Otter breeding lol.

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Single Player - Aberration

 

Managed to get my second base set up close to the Blue Zone entrance, it's not quite complete but it's got most of the essentials in and I'll close off the pen for the Spino's to stay in shortly. There are more nasties here - including Drakes wondering in every now and again. Did find a couple more shinehorns - all really low levels until I finally got one at 68. The search continues for better goats. I also got a gas collector set up not to far from the second base. Eventually gave up on gathering red gems conventionally but went around waiting for roll rats to dig them up. Bit of a process  but it worked. Now I just need to sort out out my obsidian gathering and I can get the hazmat suit. 

 

My Ravager breeding continues, I'm busy trying to consolidate the stats into a male and female pair - was almost there, had the female just needed the male. Then on one of my runs between the two bases I tamed a pair of Ravagers who have higher stats on 3 separate things and these are all over 30. So, back to frantically breeding. If I can just get a male with these three stats then I can probably get it all combines fairly quickly. Bred the Spino's and got a disappointing female offspring, but I may level her then use her at the second base since she is disposable. Bulb dog breeding is also progressing but it's infuriatingly slow and I seem to be getting a high number of mutations, which I don't want. On the up side I have a whole group of 'Explorer' dogs who are all disposable. The otters are still in a state of chaos. 

 

I have not found a single Megalo over 50 since that first level 80 I tamed, have slaughtered close to 20 now? Also had a max level alert from the bulbdog down in the blue but not near the water - first thought is that it is probably a Rock Drake. No Rock Drakes … check every other critter I see,  nothing. I spot a achatina - surely not - spyglass, perfect 120 and bright red body. Had a good laugh, will go back to try and tame it. Also found a girlfriend for Alfred but she's at the second base and he is at the first. Time will tell if these two will meet. 

 

Plan now is to get the harvesters at the second base, Anky, Doedic, Rollrat and a Bear to start. I may add a Trike if thatch becomes an issue. I've got 8 Ravagers ready to go and the bred Spino female will go live there once she levels a bit as protection. Also have a Paracer there (another one stomping all around the base), was a 108, so fairly decent. Aim is a hazard suit so I can go harvest red gems to get the drake saddle - eventually. First thing is to get a steady stream of Obsidian and continue expansion of second base. 

 

It's unlikely that I will have much playtime during the next two weeks, so progress may be a bit slow. 

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Xbox - Single Player - The Island 

Decided to skip the beaver tame and go straight for a theri tame. Scouted around the west coast for a bit only finding low levels. Eventually found a level 95 chilling next to my taming raft, so traped it and tamed it. Even with the boosted taming rates still took about 30 minutes to tame it with berries. Now got a nice wood gathering machine. 

Next I went looking for a doed but couldnt find one close by my base. So decided to go for an argy first. Converted my taming raft so I could trap a flyer. Took the raft north to the area just at the snow border. Could only find a lowly level 45 so lured that into my taming raft and knocked it out, tamed it up and took it back to base.

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Unofficial ragnarok

Been a pretty quiet few days , I tamed a megalodon making me move my base to the beach for water access , shes kinda low level so I named her meg Ryan lmaoo . The ocean is serious I barely got her home! 

During base expansion and building I found a treasure box for my servers treasure hunt (the event running atm) and I have to tame a basilosaurus but they're pains in butt 

Went back to building after making 50+ beh gates and two large buildings I tamed a level 150 carno that tried to kill me now he follows me during building and watches my back , I also tamed a dimorphodon I shot a tranq at him outta boredom and decided to tame lol 

My move is almost done soon I can get back to bidness , my one house is storage sleeping quarters and where I keep my pack dinos, and the other is all storage and forges where I'm gonna keep my doedics and ankles 

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Xbox - Single Player - The Island 

Now that I had an argent I went on the hunt for a doed for stone gathering. Skirted the edges of the redwoods, didnt dare go into the redwoods for fear a thyla would get me, I watched one nail a ptera out the air almost as a warning lol. Found a few low level doeds but none high enough to tame. Eventually struck gold at the volcano, a nice blue event level 150. Its nice to find a max level creature to tame on the island, they are so rare here, Ragnarok has deffinatly spoiled me with all the high levels. So I extracted the doed from the scorpions attacking it and took it back to my taming raft to tame up. Knocked it out and left it to berry tame.

While I waited for the doed to tame up went back out on the argy, this time for a megaloceros for thatch harvesting. Again skirted the redwood and eventually found a level 60 male, so I picked it up and took it back to base. Bolad it and downed it right next to my base, and tamed it. Saddled both my newly tamed doed and deer. 

Began to mark out the plan for my buildings. My main building is small enough to fit where my current small shack is. The breeding barn and dino storage will take alot more careful planning, its going to be interesting trying to site enough foundations in an area large enough for the size of buildings I want. Again Ragnarok has spoiled me with nice large open flat areas, the island is less forgiving in this regard.

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Well, I've been away from Ark for a very long time, about 6 months to be exact. Due to my current life circumstances, I simply don't have the time to put into a server anymore. But the itch to to play is still there, so I decided to fire up a SP game with heavily modified settings. I've played on a whole range of settings from official rates to EZ mode, and decided to go somewhere in the middle. Mostly I'm just speeding everything up because I can't sit around playing all day anymore.

Back on The Island

Spawned in familiar territory, on the west coast where I keep rebuilding my base, the Arkanus. But I got the northern spawn for that point and ended up a bit south of Carno Point. It was actually quite safe, so I got to work. My exp settings are a little too high, but that's ok. I didn't establish a base in the beginning, I just made enough for basic storage while I built my tools and whatnot. I built a raft, and since I upped the max structures on a platform by quite a bit (so sue me, I want functional platform bases) I decided to make a full mobile base. I'm using S+ of course so as a handy bonus, when I do pick where to settle I have it basically prebuilt, just have to dismantle the raft base. Anyway, I was able to build stone tier and immediately headed up north a bit for advanced resources (ie metal), but was quickly turned back. I didn't lose anything important but an icthyornis did kill my dodo, never seen that happen before. That's what I get for not building a roof.

So I did the logical thing and sailed all the way down to herb island to safely build up out of primitive tier. Got attacked by a leed on my way but managed to escape, barely. Also may have gotten punted to death by trikes a couple of times in my pursuit of a mount...ended up finding a tek parasaur roaming around, you bet I tamed that boy right up. Low level, but shiny and on the only truly safe spot on the island so it's all good. With his help I was able to collect lots of metal and make a ton of narcs. Equipped with metal tools and a crossbow, I decided that was good enough for now and left the safety of the island to head back to the mainland. Left the para on the island. I honestly don't like herb island that much due to it not being close to anything useful, otherwise I would build something there. Anyway. I decided I wanted to look for a bary, but found a spino blocking the way. Also realized I don't have a spyglass. So back to carno point I went instead.

Once there, I fended off sabers and freezing cold temps to gather a small amount of crystal and made my glass. Now I can see! Scouted a couple of rexes and some argents.

Honestly though, now I'm a little conflicted on what to do. Even without a tame on these settings it won't be hard to get any of the potentials I saw. I don't have any saddles premade, so that could prove to be an issue. Logically an argent is my most versatile choice, but even a low level rex is a huge advantage for taming. Obviously I can just get both, but the lack of saddles, especially for a bird, would be problematic in the long run.

This is also kind of touching on why I want a bary specifically. They're versatile and perfect for how I play Ark; I honestly don't use birds for much beyond resources, and with the complete run of the map the need to have them at all is lessened considerably. I might just skip birds entirely, beyond my need for their eggs. That's an aspect of SP I hadn't considered until now really, is that without other players I can have as many bases, outposts and conveniences as I want.

I also think I've been a little too impatient. Ark has always been very much about the journey. The best thing to do would be to go tame one of those stupid seagulls, then make a saddle and go hunt down a bary.

I might build on herb island after all. Now that I think of it, it's the perfect place to have a farm set up. It's safe and out of the way, and my preferred mounts (ie spinos) have no trouble getting there. Hm. 

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I hatched a Rex egg, lvl 384 (of which i have been lazy and not imprinted on it but to be fair I was away) and farmed metal. 

It wasnt a great amount of time spent on ARK but we did 5 x Gamma runs on Center for some element but now need to go farm some more artifacts.

Other than that, trribemate has been busy with his building extensions and I have been helping by providing the metal and helping with the element runs.

Ill get on tonight to do the usual... but am thinking I want a new tame as I havent tamed anything in quite a while... would like an all white Ptera if I can see one that is :)

 

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xbox Official server 557 PVE solo tribe

Been a while since my last update. i now have extended my base walls extended with Behemoth 
gates, i have made a box with Beh gate roof is still do . that has a walkway extended from my workshop. 
trying to keep the base functional and looking good. 

have the start of breeding line of anklyo and argy and some cool colours of ptera's. 

green house on the cliff with 2 dung beetles walking about inside.

On my Rag server finishe dmoving all my dino's to island map, tamed a couple of horses too.

using the horses as chem benches to make more paste and also lots of paste from rags beaver dams 
Spent most of saturday evening and sunday grinding for hard polymer. in prep for buying breeding 
pair of Boss Rex's. 

Also tammed a bronto and its amazing for beries and is better at collecting thatch than my Megaloceros
lookign forward to making a platform saddle base

Next on the todo list is 
Build a roof for my dino storage. 
if i have enoughy poly left over make a lift instead of ramps.
add some more fridges and an extra vault
Prepare for baby hatching on the Life event, breeding all my dino for eggs


 

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Well, day 2 went from awesome to bad to better.

I ended up skipping the icthyornis entirely and went in search of a bary. Alas, the only one I found was level 5, but hey it's better than nothing. Tamed it up, made a saddle and brought him home. Incidentally I named him after my old tribemate who was known for dying a lot and loves barys. The name was prophetic.

Once back on herb island I tamed an anky and a second tek para, because I can. The anky was of course immensely useful and I started stocking tons of metal up to smelt. I decided I had more than enough to make the jump to the next tier, so I jumped on the bary and headed northwest to carno point and easy pearls. Got a bunch of oil too. But I decided to take a shortcut and cut through the interior of the island, rather than the longer coastal journey.

Well, even veterans make stupid decisions sometimes. Got stunlocked and torn to pieces by a pair of wild barys in the volcano river while I was busy avoiding a spino, never even had a chance. So I lost everything I farmed, the new saddle, and of course the bary. Only lost about half my gear, because I took it off and stored it to save weight.

Back to the raft we went. I ended up rebuilding the front quadrant into a small taming/transport pen. Made a second forge, a metal storage box courtesy of S+, and stocked up on some raw mats for the ease of access during my travels. We are basically as set up for success as we can be in the current situation. I've got the anky loaded up and ready for the journey as well.

The next goal is to get an argent. I already made the saddle. Just one half decent bird is all I need to turn this game around.

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48 minutes ago, JuicyPineappl3 said:

someone left the door open on a metal base walked in to find ascendant riot armor, Mastercraft fabricated sniper and 500 bullets. The moral of the story is to not leave your door open or someone like me will come and take it.

Yeah, I kind of know what you mean. I tend to argue with myself in these circumstances... what if the owner is actually a really nice guy/girl but then again, what if they are a complete ass. 

Im now in a position where I doubt there is anything I would need from someones base as I have the high lvl bps I need. Possibly element would be nice in this circumstance but Ill never find an unlocked vault with that in ;)

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