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Last night was quite funny actually. So I went on Center as usual and got my babies out to mature. 

On our discord channel, some new allies were discussing egg collecting on their Rag server and were struggling a little with their big cumbersome Wyverns. I decided this is the perfect time to use a few of my gazillion Pteras that I have sitting in a few cryofridges. I took over a 310 and 292 born unlevelled Pteras and then took over my rag character from another Rag server.

I didnt know I could join their tribe which was on that server as well (My rag char is now in two tribes - confusing). 

Anyway, I put all 46 unspent levels into Stam which took it to 1800 and then started running the scar solo, bringing out 4-5 wyverns at a time to the turrets they had sitting in view. 

Comment 1: That things rapid

Comment 2: How are you not dead

Comment 3: Is it safe in their now

I love the fact that people have forgotten how good Pteras actually are (when bred right anyway), and how much easier it is to land on a nest in a cleft, grab and egg and get out super quick. One of the new allies, lost their Griffin and the other used his Lightning Wyv to good effect to tank a few hits. I just did my own thing kiting everything out from beneath and above and from anywhere I could see them so new allies could grab some eggs :)

I felt pretty good last night :)

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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.

I always find this one of the most interesting posts to read. What did you do on *ARK* today? I for one tamed a few scorpions, filled my troughs full of berries and meat and then decided to look

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

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3 hours ago, Monde said:

Ok so after breading my Ovis I am running around looking for the baby sheep. Picking up floors, going down to the bottom floor and then the basement in case the baby has fallen through 2 floors. Nothing. Then I remembered that they dont lay eggs and well I wont find a baby right after mating...doh :(

Gotta make a 2 high ovis catching spot, the ceiling theyre standing on and one more under it, works wonders. Basically 3 high, ceiling on top, 1 wall down, ceiling then 1 wall, foundation. Never again will you lose em! 

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9 hours ago, d1nk said:

Hopped on today and checked The Center. Nothing else seemed out of place besides the cryopods, of course. I have noticed a few new guys on TC that I havent seen on other maps though. Gens have plenty of element etc

Started Tek cave prep. Grabbed the Asc chainsaw bp, brought it to The Center, gathered up some Theriz females from our boss crew and an extra male from Island (btw @AngrySaltire pod your boss theriz.. I had one in a pod since we did island bosses and it leveled to 21k hp 700+ melee) Made some eggs to raise on Island, along with a few rex eggs.

Hatched the eggs on Island, did a few imprints then cryopodded them. I wanted to make that chainsaw for Island, so hopped over to Extinction to gather some electronics. When I was there helped someone find a spot, then went to check our gennies. All good. Went into my base to grab my cryopods when... unpowered. Crap. Forgot to fill my regular genny that only had my cryofridges. Lost a lot of good tames including some boss rexs, imprinted velos, snow owls etc. Oh well! Luckily my main Mana, gigas and crab/doed are outside. Farmed some electronics, transferred them to TC then went to bed.

Tomorrow is prep day. I brought over a real nice shotgun and im going to make a few kits, brews and a buttload of veggie cakes / raise a few dinos. Might bring an Allo crew over, theyre pretty handy at the first part of Tek Cave

Is it possible someone is stealing your gas in the generators too?

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2 hours ago, d1nk said:

Gotta make a 2 high ovis catching spot, the ceiling theyre standing on and one more under it, works wonders. Basically 3 high, ceiling on top, 1 wall down, ceiling then 1 wall, foundation. Never again will you lose em! 

Yip thats my build. just forgot they have a gestation period and the little ones dont pop out immediately 

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Hoped on for a bit to destress a bit after a few nail biting days. Had a job interview today so I was getting a bit stressed out about that. So how better to destress than raise some rexs for the tek cave. Hatched up 3 rexes and raised them up to 50% maturation before cryoing them up for the night, shall finish them tommorow. Did some metal farming between imprints in preparation for some ascendant boss saddles. Checked in my island fridge and there already 5 or 6 boss theris allready cryoed up, plus a few rexes.

13 hours ago, d1nk said:

Hopped on today and checked The Center. Nothing else seemed out of place besides the cryopods, of course. I have noticed a few new guys on TC that I havent seen on other maps though. Gens have plenty of element etc

 

I basically dont know whats going on, on all the maps apart from the Ragnarok server atm. In terms of the center I only know of one other tribe apart from us and DJ. Hoped onto the center for a cruise about on my snow owl, still finding new places I havent explored yet, I do need to spend more time exploring the center such a good map.

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3 hours ago, Aushegun said:

Is it possible someone is stealing your gas in the generators too?

 

3 hours ago, d1nk said:

No was my fault and its behind closed doors. I knew that one was my bad, we usr tek gennies for everything this was the one thing that was on regular genny

The joys of running more than one map, got to keep track of 4 maps with multiple bases.... 

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3 hours ago, AngrySaltire said:

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Hoped on for a bit to destress a bit after a few nail biting days. Had a job interview today so I was getting a bit stressed out about that. 

Good luck man! I assume you dont know the results yet? Keep postive thoughts!

3 hours ago, AngrySaltire said:

 

The joys of running more than one map, got to keep track of 4 maps with multiple bases.... 

Hahaha dont we know it.. I think we might need to develop a routine check every 2 weeks or something lol

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PS4 Single Player

Things were going a bit too easy on my no engram survival game so I wiped all single player data including the Ab play through and readjusted some settings and have started my journey on the island.

Problems from last play through;

Loot from drops was too good. I had a 320 dmg bow bp. With some crafting skill it was 400+ dmg. Only a Giga , Golem, and Wyv would give me issues.

Playing on Rag gave me easy access to high level dino's. I tamed a 150 Trike with that bow, a bit too easy.

Part of ease was I had levels gained on dino's jacked up. I have now adjusted that to match official.

I also had to revamp my levels gained. It was a bit unbalanced.

XP gain was too high. 

I have now made adjustments and this new play through is more difficult so it seems to be going well.

It's tough to balance the fact that I am not allowed engrams only bp's and items from drops with the extensive knowledge I have from playing the game (That giant bird creature does eat berries but will murder you with glee)

So far I think I have. We'll have to see once I get to some high level tames and breeding.

As far as today. Started out in West 2. Been attacked by a few gators and Raptors. Hardest part has been no weapons from drops up until just recently. I found a green drop with a bow and my best find so far, a stone arrow bp. That's huge. 

I'm currently on the move to the South Zone. I plan on setting up in Stone Henge for awhile and gaining XP and gathering supplies. Then we'll see if I want to relocate again or call it home. 

Excited to see what's next. 

Death Count;

1 Raptor, 1 pushed off a cliff by a Raptor.

 

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Alpha Tek Cave Prep!

Started off on The Center, grabbed the nice chainsaw, some blueprints for flak, gear, shotgun, rex and theri saddle bps and other various things including eggs and hopped to The Island.

Raised and imprinted 2x rexs, 2x theri and a Daedon. Gathered about 50k hide, did a few metal runs and made 2 of each Rex and Theriz saddles, among a flak set, 250 med brews, 500 shotgun shells and even made a bunch of soups and kibble for imprinting.

Raising another 2 rexs now, trying to level up a bunch between Lystro / Hide runs. @AngrySaltire I pre incubated 8 giga eggs and some rex eggs to level some rexs today. Along with filling the grinder mats (stone wood) so we can quickly level up our newer tames for cave.

Going to do some imprints and maybe another couple hide runs for Saltire's saddles then go to bed

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36 minutes ago, d1nk said:

Alpha Tek Cave Prep!

Started off on The Center, grabbed the nice chainsaw, some blueprints for flak, gear, shotgun, rex and theri saddle bps and other various things including eggs and hopped to The Island.

Raised and imprinted 2x rexs, 2x theri and a Daedon. Gathered about 50k hide, did a few metal runs and made 2 of each Rex and Theriz saddles, among a flak set, 250 med brews, 500 shotgun shells and even made a bunch of soups and kibble for imprinting.

Raising another 2 rexs now, trying to level up a bunch between Lystro / Hide runs. @AngrySaltire I pre incubated 8 giga eggs and some rex eggs to level some rexs today. Along with filling the grinder mats (stone wood) so we can quickly level up our newer tames for cave.

Going to do some imprints and maybe another couple hide runs for Saltire's saddles then go to bed

Ah cool thanks. Just let me know what would be useful for me to do tonight. I guess just more metal and hide farming ?

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6 hours ago, AngrySaltire said:

Ah cool thanks. Just let me know what would be useful for me to do tonight. I guess just more metal and hide farming ?

Well tonight id say the Tek cave is what u can do thats useful :P But really, ive got a new tribe of guys at our island base currently, letting then raise some rexs for cave

You probably need more hide for saddles, and we need to powerlevel some dinos! 

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Having spent a few weeks establishing a beach base, taming some Parasaurs, housing a half dozen Dodo's for a Dodo kibble recipe that i can't figure out (help would be nice) and taming Raptors then losing them i finally decided to scout a little further north to find a new location for a more permanent home. I prepared arrows and tranq arrows for my crossbow, mounted Roger my trusty steed (a lvl 132 Parasaur ) and headed out. As i passed over a rise i saw a swamp that i'd never seen before and a giant crocodile. Now i've messed with these before and knew that the best tactic was height and distance. A few arrows later i laugh at my easy victory and head down to skin my prey. As i raise my axe a giant snake suddenly appears, gives me a bite and within seconds all is black. I throw down the controller and wait to be eaten, but even though i hear the hissing and slithering it doesn't finish me off and slowly my torpor lowers and i'm up. I decide to return to Roger and flee, as i move the snake is on me again, panic sets in and i scramble away screaming Roger's name. I make it back just as the snake attacks again, i jump on Roger's back and he begins stamping, all seems to be going in my favour till Roger gets stuck on a rock, but his mighty hooves finish off the snake and plenty of hide is gathered. I begin to think about how far i have come since day 1 (currently day 16) i feel invincible. I'm stronger now, strong enough to cross this petty swamp. I climb aboard Roger and begin to wade across. A faint ripple in the water catches my eye and before i know what's going on some strange creature has leapt out of the water and dragged me from Roger's back. It is pushing me through the vile swamp water but i notice that it isn't damaging me. But i dont know where its taking me. I try punching it in the face but to no avail, i pull out my trusty crossbow and shoot it in the face, ha more hide for me, I truly believe am invincible, damn i'm good at this game. I call Roger over so that we can continue on our journey. As he's crossing i turn to choose which way to head and come face to face with 2 giant snakes with weird collars, they hiss, one pounces and it all goes dark. As they begin eating me i hear screams in the distance as Roger meets the same fate. Farewell my friend I'll miss you. Controller down, Playstation off.

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I've been busy using my new Rag Canyo outpost to capture & tame Spinos. Got my first Lvl 150 today, and she's a beast. I've tamed a half dozen high level Spino's now and started surveying their stats to prep for breeding.Looks like I have a few stand out stats in HP, Melee Damage, Stamina, and Oxygen, that I can combine onto a mating pair.  

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Got close to 50 today. Expanded the base, made a second story, and converted the base all to wood from thatch (that grind, geez)  Have a ton of storage now and have been building up resources nicely. Up to 1200 hide, 1000+ gun powder, got metal back above 200, and just doing as much as I can in that regard. Got my first tame, a lvl 61 ptera, just for the sake of having a flier Bc I’ve run into some sticky situations on foot. Working for the saddle, still about 40 short on chitin, which is my main struggle right now.

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I made it to the south zone Stonehenge. Wasn't as difficult to cross some of the open water as I thought it might be.

I laid down my 1 x 1 thatch foundation I grabbed from a drop a long the way and took stock of my inventory. Thankfully with boosted weight I wasn't hampered too much by what I had but I really need some storage. 

I went to check the area. Grabbed the explorer notes and remembered the little pond area. I went to it and heard a thrashing. Oh man. A Sarco came shooting out of the water.

I backpedaled and decided, lets try for some xp. I didn't want to waste my bow durability on it so I positioned myself by its tail and just started hitting it with my stone hatchet. If you have decent speed (I had 130 at the time) you can easily just stay in that position without getting hit. I killed the Sarco and got some arrows, spears, and some Rockwell notes for Energy Brew and Medical Brew.

I returned to my shack as night fell and noticed 3 drops fairly close so I hit them up. Wood structures. An apprentice Parasaur saddle BP. Arrows. Fires. A few slingshots. Not a bad haul but I really need some storage. 

I extended to a 2 x 1 with the wood pieces and started to look for a Parasaur now that I have a saddle/bp. 

Along the way I tamed a dodo and 5 pegos to use as temporary storage. 

Each drop is gold at this point and I started to end up with some really helpful pieces. 54 armor hide boot bp. Refining Forge BP. Wood and Thatch structures. 

I probably spent about 6 hours (not straight, yay single player pause) trying to find a decent level Parasaur but eventually found a Cyan Tek Parasaur level 132. 

Funny thing is I wanted him mostly for storage but in that time I found 4 small and 2 large storage boxes but I tamed him anyway to keep Pego's from my base area. 

I'm currently living in a 90% wood 2 x 4 and started to extend up a bit, to accommodate the large storage boxes. Currently I'm hoping to get a smithy bp soon so I can craft some Chitin Boots I found a BP of and an Asc Pike and App crossbow BP I came across. 

Once I get those 2 weapons I think I may be able to venture over to Redwoods to try and get some of the better drops in hope I can find a Beaver or Argy saddle. 

I like this new method. It keeps me busy and definitely adds another challenge early game wise. Will have to see if that maintains once I have the smithy and can start hitting cave drops. 

I'm tempted to bypass all flyers. Will see on that. It's kind of fun running around in foot. Fighting off Raptors, mostly, and Carno's. 

I made a gamma adjustment to make me have to rely in torches a bit more. I like it so I'm gonna keep it.

 

Newest Deaths;

1 Bary (thought I could take it but man is it a lot stronger than a Raptor even at level 45), 1 Raptor.

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Busy day today! Logged in and began prepping eggs to hatch for exp, loading grinders, prepping mats and invited the new tribe I helped before to raise some rexs on The Island at my base. I thought Tek Cave was today but its next sat!

I helped them a lot, taught em a few tricks and they imprinted 3 rexs. I lent them my chainsaw and they farmed up enough for 3 saddles, I mindwiped and made them for them, along with some flak.

Later on when Mike got on we gave them a few reject breeder birth Thyla's and prepped for a Gamma Dragon. Saltire and I have been meaning to do it anyways before our Tek Cave and server map change, so we brought the new guys along on their new rexs.

First we leveled our tames with giga eggs & grinders, Saltire went for an artifact and we set up at blue, 15x Theriz, 1x yuty and 3x rexs with riders. It was a bit chaotic but we eventually got it down. We were getting pelted by fireballs. I lost 3 theriz (saltire got saddles though :) ) but we got our dermis to complete our boss collection.  The element glitched out and we didnt get any...after extensive searching.

After I went for a break, then I took the guys along for a swamp cave run to show em how. No good loot.

Now im just filling the Gachas and refilling our stocks around the base. Might do some loot runs before the map switches too

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Bsically what d1nk said in the previous post. I logged on after work to to a hive of activity in our base with the new folks running around rasing rexes and what not. I uncryoed my three adolescent rexes and finished raising and imprinting them. Also raised up some of my new thylas for my main character, and raised and imprinted on a blue and also a cyan one. Still need to work on yellow and orange ones. The new guys got a few of the rejects that popped.

Preped up for the dragon fight and I dashed off to grab an artifact of the skylord out of the easy ice cave. I know the cave well enough but I hate the instant death zones in these cave, am not a fan, just feels cheap.  I got the artifact no problem the first time but on the way out I misjudged a jump and fell into one of the instant death holes..... so geared back up and went in again and got the artifact without dying.

Did the dragon boss with the new guys. Went well we all survived and only lost 3 theris. Thankfully I counted the deaths and made sure to get the saddles back, dont fancy having to replace ascendant saddles. Got the dermis but didnt seem to score the element but thankfully me and d1nk are made of element on the island so it was no biggie.

Finished off the night by doing a hide run on my giga. Targeted 3 titanosaurs and got about 40 to 45k worth of hide in total, I love chainsaws. Also got the dermis off all 3. 

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After I typed up my story I went and chugged an energy drink and was up till 5am lol. Wife was working these weird split shifts so it didnt feel so late!

Continued running the Gachas, element dust, black pearls and crystal. Did a metal few metal runs, killed a Titan with my giga for hide then went to the swamp cave again, loaded us up on paste and chitin. Prebuilt a bunch of stuff with gacha excess; Tek Behe, Transmitter and a load of metal pieces. Feels good switching to the advanced maps sometimes :P 

Went to Extinction (after making special kibble on Rag) To tame up an event Snow owl. I want to earn one for Rag so ill do so by breeding an event one for there. Cleaned the ice area for a few hours, tamed a low level event owl, manag and then a 130 owl.

Transferred it all to the Center, then remembered we have a JM Mek BP. Looked up the cost of that + JM Shield gen + Launcher and the total is: 700 black pearls, 6000 crystal, 700 element, 12000 ingots and 6500 polymer total. New pet project yay o/ 

Gathered my stuff I built earlier and wanted to build a public spino trap similar to @DeHammer's one. Decided to use my other server resources for it and transferred it all to Rag. Found a nice spot in the middle of the canyon and set up a 7x8 trap with a pit fall ramp, a behe on one side and a Tek behe on the ramp side (on 10 second close timer) I surrounded the area in large stone walls to make a decent sized yard around for safety then made a small 2x6 metal hut; one unlocked tek dino gate into a small 2x4 area with public transmitter (to keep it safe but accessable) then a 2x2 room with the genny, a fridge, vault and bed for our personal stuff here.

Put a smithy, small forge, some water tanks and two narco crops uptop to finish it off. Still have a few aestetics to add but its pretty much done. Adding more today before i need to head out.

After that its back to regular Rag for a few days while all my boss tames sit in cryo ( @AngrySaltire make sure you cryo all ur theriz and rexs - get those extra melee levels for Tek Cave)

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Started off the day raising up the last two thylas I needed to raise. While I did that I transfered over a silica pearl gacha I had on Extinction and the organic polymer we have on the center and let them produce crysal while I imprinted the thylas. Got a vault filled with gacha crystals ready to pop poly when we need it now. 

Went on the hunt for some anglerfish on my basilo. Found a 115 male relatively quickly and downed that and tamed it. Just as it finished up taming that I spotted a 145 female above me so went and tried to knock that out. Unfortunately I got involved in a brawl with that one and my basilo I thought was passive was not and got a hit onto the angler, which was enough for me to kill the thing when putting the last few tranc arrows into it. Fuming I settled for a lowly level 90 female and tamed that up instead. I hate the island level weighting...

Got the anglers home and bred a couple up before taking one to Ragnarok to try harvesting some silica pearls there. Started off on one of the sea mounts just as bout as far south as you can get. Got about 20k silica from there. Took the haul back and then went to viking bay to try the cave there, never been into that one before. I know its a boosted server but it was a bit insane in there. I came out of there with 32k silica pearls, I could have come out with alot more but I was limited by my anglerfish or more crucially by my griffin which was my trip home. 

Finished off back on the Island and did a metal run. 

1 hour ago, d1nk said:

 

After that its back to regular Rag for a few days while all my boss tames sit in cryo ( @AngrySaltire make sure you cryo all ur theriz and rexs - get those extra melee levels for Tek Cave)

About that just went to cryo them up just now, but they appear to have gone walkies. You havent seen them have you ?

Also I have an idea to try and get a giga into the tek cave. Apparantly you can get them in by cryopod as long as you deploy before the door shuts. Still thinking whether to use a spare one or raise up another one. It wont teleport into the overseer arena but might be able to cryo it before teleport so it isnt lost completely. If not it will be a worthy sacrifice to the Ark gods 

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