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Well after the Wyvren pen and taming the 2 Wyvrens it was time to get my little house back to building., I also need to replenish my supplies and rebuild stocks of everything. So I set to doing that. On the trip to get my oil from my pump I dropped into the "bear cave" to get my crates and found a level 360 Dire Bear. Thought, heck why not. Carried it home and knocked it out. Continued enlarging my pen and waited for it to get hungry. Dropped Honey into the bear and nothing. Still says add food. Went and killed a sheep, dumped in mutton and still says Add Food. 

So went in and out of render range, nothing. Logged off and on again, nothing. So thought pfft , logged off and went to read my book. If when I log on next I have a bear, if not well so be it.

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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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I think I am beginning to see a pattern with my tribemates.

After being told mey baby Doeds had died earlier in the week and then logging in to see them alive and well, I had another experience last night.

I logged in to find a strange looking green device attached to the wall right by my body. I had a peek and it was a narcotic trap and I backed off rather hastily... poof a cloud of green vapour. Luckily it  didnt get me, I think for once server lag, actually helped.

I continued my evening doing the usual, getting eggs, maturing my Wyv and Yuty, but it got me thinking... I need some payback.

Come on daily thread visitors, give me some ideas. I have in the past handcuffed them to the beds, but that means I have to be on to let them out, so I need something that frustrates them but is only temporary :)

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17 minutes ago, Anarki said:

I think I am beginning to see a pattern with my tribemates.

After being told mey baby Doeds had died earlier in the week and then logging in to see them alive and well, I had another experience last night.

I logged in to find a strange looking green device attached to the wall right by my body. I had a peek and it was a narcotic trap and I backed off rather hastily... poof a cloud of green vapour. Luckily it  didnt get me, I think for once server lag, actually helped.

I continued my evening doing the usual, getting eggs, maturing my Wyv and Yuty, but it got me thinking... I need some payback.

Come on daily thread visitors, give me some ideas. I have in the past handcuffed them to the beds, but that means I have to be on to let them out, so I need something that frustrates them but is only temporary :)

I just tend to take all my Tribemates resources out of his cupboard and fill his body with them. So he cant just drop them and ignore them.  Now that coupled with a Narc trap might be funny as they cannot move away from the trap

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35 minutes ago, Anarki said:

 

Come on daily thread visitors, give me some ideas. I have in the past handcuffed them to the beds, but that means I have to be on to let them out, so I need something that frustrates them but is only temporary :)

 

18 minutes ago, Monde said:

I just tend to take all my Tribemates resources out of his cupboard and fill his body with them. So he cant just drop them and ignore them.  Now that coupled with a Narc trap might be funny as they cannot move away from the trap

^^ this was going to be my suggestion. Could also surround tribe mate with small bear traps ? 

Also paint armour obnoxious colour and also paint tribe mate.

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3 hours ago, Anarki said:

I think I am beginning to see a pattern with my tribemates.

After being told mey baby Doeds had died earlier in the week and then logging in to see them alive and well, I had another experience last night.

I logged in to find a strange looking green device attached to the wall right by my body. I had a peek and it was a narcotic trap and I backed off rather hastily... poof a cloud of green vapour. Luckily it  didnt get me, I think for once server lag, actually helped.

I continued my evening doing the usual, getting eggs, maturing my Wyv and Yuty, but it got me thinking... I need some payback.

Come on daily thread visitors, give me some ideas. I have in the past handcuffed them to the beds, but that means I have to be on to let them out, so I need something that frustrates them but is only temporary :)

Can you hatch a bunch of baby dino, and move them so they are all around the body? Then when he logs in, he will be glitched into them?  Happened to me last night, and I am a 1 man tribe!!!  I logged out while standing in the middle of 5 baby thylas. log in 18 hours later, and I am stick inside them.  Had to punch my way out.

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6 hours ago, Monde said:

Well after the Wyvren pen and taming the 2 Wyvrens it was time to get my little house back to building., I also need to replenish my supplies and rebuild stocks of everything. So I set to doing that. On the trip to get my oil from my pump I dropped into the "bear cave" to get my crates and found a level 360 Dire Bear. Thought, heck why not. Carried it home and knocked it out. Continued enlarging my pen and waited for it to get hungry. Dropped Honey into the bear and nothing. Still says add food. Went and killed a sheep, dumped in mutton and still says Add Food. 

So went in and out of render range, nothing. Logged off and on again, nothing. So thought pfft , logged off and went to read my book. If when I log on next I have a bear, if not well so be it.

I believe that dinos found in caves are untameable. So you might be out of luck with that cave bear.

 

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6 hours ago, Monde said:

Well after the Wyvren pen and taming the 2 Wyvrens it was time to get my little house back to building., I also need to replenish my supplies and rebuild stocks of everything. So I set to doing that. On the trip to get my oil from my pump I dropped into the "bear cave" to get my crates and found a level 360 Dire Bear. Thought, heck why not. Carried it home and knocked it out. Continued enlarging my pen and waited for it to get hungry. Dropped Honey into the bear and nothing. Still says add food. Went and killed a sheep, dumped in mutton and still says Add Food. 

So went in and out of render range, nothing. Logged off and on again, nothing. So thought pfft , logged off and went to read my book. If when I log on next I have a bear, if not well so be it.

What @Aushegunsays. Dinos in caves are usually untamable. Basically if the dino is higher than the usual max level i.e. above 150 on difficulty 5 server, its untamable.

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I played a fair amount on the crazy Boosted server last night, and finally met and chatted with a guy who had trapped some kids trying to steal from his base, while he was going in/out a door unloading materials.  I watched the whole thing on chat last weekend, and it was pretty funny.  He catches kids sneaking into his base, so he locks them in. Because it is PvE, they can't destroy his stuff, so they  take everything from his unlocked storage, and then can't get out.  They start demanding that he let them out, then they start threatening, and finally they resort to begging. The entire time, the theft victim is having none of it, and rightfully reading these kids the riot act. Finally I lost track of what happened, but when I met this guy last night, he told me that they had accidently dropped a jerboa when he finally let them leave. The jerboa had good loot stored inside it.  He told me, even though he didn't need the loot, he is keeping it; as punishment for those little jerks.

After putzing around my base a bit more, I logged out, and intended on logging into the Other boosted American server with all the tek stuff. But I was going to fast in the menu screen, and ended up in a totally new server. Well I was bored, and still had time before had to hit the hay, so I said what the heck, I'll beach bob for a while.

Turns out this is another boosted server, but not 50x like the last one. boosted 10x, with stacking mod, and modded drops.  This server is another one that has a bunch of rules, that are all really pretty easy to follow, just update the flag on your base to the color of the week, and a limit to base size (50x50 max) and limit to # of behemoth gates a base can have.  But all very livable rules.

So I grind hard for about 3 hours, and hit the ice cave and desert drops. ( I tamed a Ptera right off the bat, so I was able to travel the map early on)  This server appears to still be running the Valentine color event. My Ptera was hot pink with red trim.

I got lucky and got a gold rimmed drop that had a bit of element and some tek stuff in it.  I also found a unlocked but empty replicator, and was able to craft up some other stuff. The drops are totally random. One green drop was the normal vanila drop, the next one had 5 ASC saddles in it, one white drop was vanilla, the next one had enough tek building parts to start my base.

Once again I love the fact that you can get element and use tek without having to beat the bosses on this map, as I hate the artifact grinding. This server also has aberration shoulder pets, and I saw gachas and even a lone wild snow Owl.

I came across a "Dino Adoption Center" in Viking bay and it encourage people to leave/de-commit dinos they no longer needed/wanted.  So I since my Ptera was getting encumbered too often, I decided to swap the Ptera for a Ice Wyvern- TEMPORARILY.   I will use the Wyvern until I get my base built, and then I will have to get my own egg and raise my own.

I also noticed, that this is a cluster server, I've never been on one before., so no I am torn.  The other two boosted servers I've been playing are not clustered. And I really like the idea of being able to jump from map to map. Also, the folks on the server were nice, and actually answered my chat questions (and no, I did not ask for a starter pack or free stuff)

So tonight, I am going to play on this server some more,  if it continues to appear to be one that I still have to grind somewhat, but can access the tek tier, then I might switch to this one.  The other servers are so overly boosted, that you can build a entire stone 50x50 base in about 15 minutes.  I want to work for it a little :)

 

Ok, long day of work still ahead of me. So to all the my ARK friends, (except SaltyMonkey because ... well no reason ?  )   Have a great weekend!

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Got on for awhile last night, spent most of it gathering gacha crystals on The Island while farming metal and hide. Were at almost 300 gacha poly crystals now - over 9000 organic poly worth. Some will be for chainsaws the rest towards MEK eventually (barring any other big builds we need)

Organized my boss crew a bit better, saddled any that needed it and hopped to The Center to grab 5 more theriz. While poking around I forgot I had 4x theri in cryo at 70% so I finished off their imprints and into cryo for backups. Made a bunch of veggie cakes then transferred to the island.

Made more veggie cakes (about 160 total) then organized all my boss tames again for the final count - 11x boss theriz and 4x boss rexs just my own. I figure id have them on The Island ready incase we needed more.

Tonight if I get on ill be doing final prep and making a few last minute med brews / shotgun ammo

Getting stoked for alpha tek cave!

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The Island - Eve of the Tek Cave Event

Finished up preparations for the attempt at the Tek cave. Loaded up the replicator full of wood, hide, fiber and metal and respeced into crafting. Crafted up the final 4 theri saddles and 2 rex saddles and then a spare giga saddle. My squad consists of 11 theris and 5 rexes, all with ascendant saddles and one (a female) of which has been saddled up with a tek saddle. Had to grab that one from the Center as I seemed to have assembled a squad of pure males. I know d1nk has a couple of females but I wanted the variety. Treated all the boss dinos to a dyed saddle, got to show off my blue, cyan and yellow scheme  I am still deciding on if I should bring the giga and the yuty. 

Finished off and respeced into a tek cave stat build, basically pumped everything into health and fortitude with a bit of weight. Didnt see the point wasting levels into speed, melee damage or even stamina. I'll just need to kit up tommorow when I get home after work.

4 hours ago, d1nk said:

Got on for awhile last night, spent most of it gathering gacha crystals on The Island while farming metal and hide. Were at almost 300 gacha poly crystals now - over 9000 organic poly worth. Some will be for chainsaws the rest towards MEK eventually (barring any other big builds we need)

 

Theres been a contamination issue with the gacha crystal vault. Cracked opened some for the tek saddle and got a fair few silica pearls out of them lol

4 hours ago, d1nk said:

 

Getting stoked for alpha tek cave!

We're all so dead ?

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6 minutes ago, AngrySaltire said:

The Island - Eve of the Tek Cave Event

Finished up preparations for the attempt at the Tek cave. Loaded up the replicator full of wood, hide, fiber and metal and respeced into crafting. Crafted up the final 4 theri saddles and 2 rex saddles and then a spare giga saddle. My squad consists of 11 theris and 5 rexes, all with ascendant saddles and one (a female) of which has been saddled up with a tek saddle. Had to grab that one from the Center as I seemed to have assembled a squad of pure males. I know d1nk has a couple of females but I wanted the variety. Treated all the boss dinos to a dyed saddle, got to show off my blue, cyan and yellow scheme  I am still deciding on if I should bring the giga and the yuty. 

Finished off and respeced into a tek cave stat build, basically pumped everything into health and fortitude with a bit of weight. Didnt see the point wasting levels into speed, melee damage or even stamina. I'll just need to kit up tommorow when I get home after work.

Theres been a contamination issue with the gacha crystal vault. Cracked opened some for the tek saddle and got a fair few silica pearls out of them lol

We're all so dead ?

Yuty will be essential to our success

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14 hours ago, Aushegun said:

I believe that dinos found in caves are untameable. So you might be out of luck with that cave bear.

 

Thanks....only wasted 120 Narc darts, 40 Honey and 128 Mutton but lesson learnt. :)

Started Mining again to finish the roof on my home and collected rare flowers for my hive. After the patch things stopped working at home so had to re do my Water to get it working, looked like it was working but if I drank from the taps nothing happened. Re did them and boom it worked. But all my crops died. Also my green house now has random plots that are at 300% and then the one next to it has 0%. Not sure how to fix that yet.

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Got on for a bit last night. Went to Island first to finish a few last minute things. Did a metal run, killed a Titan and grabbed some drops. A server member wanted to borrow our rex saddle for a few of his rexs, arranged that then I brought the guy through a swamp cave run. 

Hopped over to Rag to go on a spino taming spree to mix it up. Tamed a 145 spino and after much looking a 130 and 135. Brought all my spinos back to base, tamed 7x 130-145 already! Combed through my stats and picked the two best to make eggs. Threw the eggs in a fridge then went to bed.

Tek Cave today, ill be logging in about an hour and a half from now to get prepped!

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10 minutes ago, d1nk said:

Look at this, found this random screenshot I had of the old forum. This thread is on there with only 5 replies! Haha just a baby thread back then :) 

https://imgur.com/a/mCKJz2O

 

@Anarki @ImpureFrost @Cymas @Volcano637 tagging old names I remember from early on

Oh lord the old white theme. Is that THE official wipe thread? 

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Well this evening has been rather disheartening. Was planning a Tek cave event for the community on The Island before it switches to Scorched Earth next month, and typically the server crashes 2 hours before we start with no sign of it restarting.

Nothing worse then getting your hopes up for something only for outside forces to prevent you from succeeding. Spent a fair few hours prepping for it earlier today too. Damn you Nitrado :(

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Just now, SaltyMonkey said:

Well this evening has been rather disheartening. Was planning a Tek cave event for the community on The Island before it switches to Scorched Earth next month, and typically the server crashes 2 hours before we start with no sign of it restarting.

Nothing worse then getting your hopes up for something only for outside forces to prevent you from succeeding. Spent a fair few hours prepping for it earlier today too. Damn you Nitrado :(

Yeah damn Nitrado. I was prepping like crazy too. Next weekend ill have more time and the other guys will be prepped more too

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