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PS4 - Unofficial Cluster

 

Wasn't able to get on until later than normal last night. Last Friday I made a new friend on the Extinction map, and he was impressed by the colored Owl i had flown over to his base. At the time, he had 4 owls at his base, 3 vanilla colored, and 1 mix of pink, red and cyan, that is the same kind that everyone on the cluster has, and they have like 20,000 mutations on them.

He asked if he could breed to my all Blue owl, and I told him that I don't give away or sell my solid color owls or eggs. But if he wanted to breed up his own solid color one, he should  follow me to my base, and I would give him some of my event colored wild tames, that had 1-2 zones of event color on them, and he could put in the work, to get a solid color one.

He was cool with that, so I ended up give him 4-5 grown owls, plus 6-8 eggs from other various partially  colored one.  In return, he gave me a pair of twins m-f max level owls.

 

I tell him I am currently trying to breed up an all Black, an all cyan, and an all mint green owl. Along with finishing my all orange owl.

He and I then played and bred a ton of owls on Saturday and Sunday. as well as nearly each night this week.

 

Last night, I log on, and he texts me in chat, tells me to stop by his base.  So I swing by, and he last at least 85 Owls sitting around his base, plus a whole breeding barn full ( he had asked me about my barn set up, and really liked it. and actually he modified my design, and I like his modification even better)

But he had dozens of colored owls, including a FULL BLACK owl!  He told me he got 3 zones of black mutation in one night, so he spent the next day on combining them and finally got it to be solid.  He also go an totally different orange than what I have, plus a Forest Green, that I don't have, and a dark dark red.

I told him that RNG had blessed him with so many color mutations in such a short time.

Meanwhile I hatched about 100 eggs last night, and got only 3 color mutations, 2 of which I already had. The 3rd is a wing stripe, and I'm not sure if I have one in Cryo with that already or not.

There are rumors of a color event running on Extinction this week on my cluster, and if so, I will be a taming fool all weekend, as I am always looking for more colors.

In the meantime, I've had to cryo most of my other dinos and finished owls, as my owl breeding barn now had 8 males and 60+ females all identical.  I'm a believer that you get an increased chance of color mutations, if you breeding similar or identical looking  parents.

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Logged on for what must have been the first time all week. With building our own industrial forge we had hit one of our self imposed milestones and so now I can raise myself a rock drake.

First port of call however was to upgrade our hatchery, the current one certainly doesnt have enough ac units to incubate a drake egg. Started of in the metal cave farming metal and crystal. I then took the anglerfish out for a swim round the central lake to harvest up silica pearls for electronics. I then started upgrading the barn, it was just going to a small extension, but it turned into a small redesign. I pushed out the outerwall and went wild again with glass greenhouse ceilings and walls yet again. Hooked up the new incubator and called it a night. Raising a rock drake will have to wait.

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Improved the wyvern trap after hastily constructing one on a time limit last time I was on. Raised it higher and added a small stone hut nearby with spawn point, narco arrow storage, generator and remote keypad for the trap gate. 

Explored the wyvern trench and saw an event coloured 170 wyvern floating around, dived into the trench and nabbed its egg. 

Not on until Monday now when I'll be hatching and raising it ?

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Started off by hoping quickly on to the Center to grab some rock drake eggs and transfered them across to our Valguero base. Got a few eggs down on the incubator and hatched them up, including one of my 175 specials which hatched the usual drake that I would expect for those eggs. While they raised up, I finished touching up the breeding barn and added the final touches.

Once the drakes had finished maturing, I took a drake for a spin round the map. While a thylacoleo is great for ground travel, a drake is so much better, for the first time I got to experience the map fully in all its glory. I hadnt quite appreciated how expansive the map was. 

Next I went for a few trips down into the Aberration zone. The first trip down was to gather up a few red gems from roll rats to craft up a gas collector, need gas balls for a hazard suit. Made the trip back to the surface crafted up the gas collector and returned to the Aberration zone and installed the collector. A few more trips collecting blue gems and gas balls, and I had enough to craft up a few sets of hazard suits. I finished up by doing a little more bases building before logging off.

 

 

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This is definitely how you hold a crossbow. I have perfect form.

I have returned to Ark to seek the vengeance that has been denied me for lo these countless days*. Let they who have wronged me know that my wrath is vast and all-consuming.

Here I am playing Caveman Barbies with a skin taken from the mangled corpse of a raider who I bludgeoned to death and ate. It's all gone a bit Colonel Kurtz here on the mountain. 

*Eleven.

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Well officially worst day ever, don't know can be worst than this. 

Player from our  server wanted to do beta king titan, and asked for support. 

He did his job by taming all 3 titans, so we schould only go in with gigas and meks. Fight started and everything was fine, we had him almost at 20 - 25% HP, than ping 255,  super punch and mine and all others gigas died, he wasn't able to stop him while charging. 

OK, respawn, go in again. After 1 minute again ping hit realy bad, but this time we got almost all DC. To make it short, nothing survived in king arena.  Well, things like this happens, it's beyond us, so I went home to craft some saddles (bought Rex bp before few days), during crafting, collecting and putting mats in replu I got dc again, wasn't able to join for 30-40  minutes because pc wasn't abble to load map, snapshot 10. 

When I finally managed to log on, I found myself dead. Everything was gone, Rex bp, long neck bp, nothing in  tribe log, just that I died. 

Done for today. 

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Bad day... 

On single player, I went to transfer supplies over to ragnarok and found that everything in the Obelisk was deleted. No idea how or why. I decided to try and transfer anyway, but when I hopped on Ragnarok, the items weren't there. 

While I was on Ragnarok I decided I would try to get another Griffin. I caged it successfully, and after knocking it out I left for a moment on my Wyvern to go grab prime meat... 

I barely went into another biome, and the griffin was despawned when I got back ?

It's only 10 a.m., but I think I'm done for a while

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Took some time away from the dev kit to work on my solo series (on a server, not in SP).

Saturday, I leveled and tested out the gamma overseer crew on the beta/alpha megapithecus and succeeded. So I decided to prep up for the actual tek cave + overseer fight on sunday.

Sunday, moved the crew at the entrance of said cave. Went in with 16 rexes (20k hp/550% dmg, 80 saddles), 3 theriz (same stats as the rexes) and 1 yuti. Took me about 45 mins to clear it (3/4 of the stuff can be sniped and dragged into the lava). Lost a single rex to the lava... stupid pathing IA.

The actual fight was surprisingly easier than expected (despite losing 14 dinos). Here is what you should know if you ever want to do it solo as I did :
- Ignore the defense units, unless your dinos are stuck in them.
- Ignore the drones, they hardly do any damage at all.

- Level your dinos into damage more than hp. The dragon phase will still take its toll no matter the hp of your creatures.

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Beta overseer is next!

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(SP Extinction?)

The metal base on the roof above the City Terminal is complete. Still trying to decide if I want to add turrets, but I don't think I'll really need them. Anyway, after wandering around almost got me killed last time, I decided to change things up. It's time to take a trip to Valguero.

I put Mortley and Myrtle in charge of the base while I'm gone (crosses fingers), grabbed my pteranodon (Triton), and flew down to the City Terminal below. Things started off well, like finding an old Lotto ticket in the pocket of your winter coat that turns out to be a winner well. I opened the terminal, and even though I had cleared my SP save data at the start of this play through, I had a bunch of rexes and saddles in there from a previous SP character. Woot! I proceeded to load Triton and the rest of my equipment into it before uploading my survivor (Slynn), and we were off.

Of course, I picked the islands area to spawn in, since I know it's safe. I constructed a small stone base, containing the essentials, tamed a female phiomia named, "Fridgina," to hold meat and berries, and then realized I still had my HLN-A skin on me. She popped into existence a few moments later. 

After looking around, she focused on me and said, "We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto."

"Hmm. So, I'm a little dog?"

"Oh no, Dearie," she started, "He was much smarter than you." 

"Okay, thanks." Tick... Tock.... Tick... Tock... Tick... "WTH?"

Anyway, with a static place to re-spawn, I was ready to retrieve my stuff from an obelisk. After careful consideration, the fact that journeying to red obelisk was a purlovia risk, and journeying to blue obelisk was a yuty risk, led me to decide on Green! It was my favorite color when I was younger, after all, seeing as our currency is green. (Seriously, though, I was just trying to be cool when I told my parents this.) 

I swam from the island to the closest shore and began making my way in that direction. I tried crossing the water a couple times toward green obi (Hindsight roll: Nat 20. "Doh! Why didn't I make a raft?") but was forced back to shore by sharks, piranhas, and what looked to be some type of jellyfish rave. (I'm pretty sure that's what's happening at my base on Extinction right now. But instead of jellyfish, it's owls and otters.)

I entered the White Cliffs area with some trepidation and soon ran across a dilo. Deciding that I may have need of a distraction, I punched him senseless, and named him, "Goner". We traveled along the beach, eventually making it to a spot that looked safe to cross. Well, it was sort of safe. I was only attacked by one shark as I was nearing the opposite shore. Goner and I both made it. 

"I really didn't think you were going to make it this far," HLN-A said, before dialing her bookie. 

"Um..." Goner and I said looking at each other. Or at least, that's what I imagined him saying.

We followed a switchback, leading upward, the giant green obelisk hovering in the background. I ran afoul of a raptor shortly after reaching the top, but managed to defeat it. Unfortunately, Goner, perhaps living up to his name, was nowhere to be found afterward.  I pressed on, swimming through the lake with all the beavers. It was nearing 5:00pm by the time I left them behind and emerged on the opposite shore. 

Spear at the ready, I made my way to the obelisk. A raptor charged me as I was descending to the platform with the transmitter. Fumbling, I was actually able to change over to my bola and stop him before I was pounced. More hide was added to my supply, and then we were there. The first thing I did was remove, "Rexy," and put a saddle on her for protection. That was a good choice, too, seeing as I was attacked three separate times while getting Triton and my equipment out of there.

"I just can't win a bet for anything today," HLN-A commented after that last carno dropped. 

(So I ended up stumbling across a cave that is atop one of the nearby waterfalls and am in the process of making that my main base on Val. While doing so, I retraced my path and ran into Goner. Wagging his tail, he sprinted toward me, and it was a happy re-union. I might have to change his name, now, though. Any suggestions?)

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Couldn't help myself and spent some time again in the dev kit on the test map... Here is the current progress :

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Next step, custom dino spawns & drops!

Land creatures of the starter region will include (Creatures not seen here will be part of the harder regions of the main map) :

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+ jerboas

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Today i hopped on the offical Valgeuro server with no plans in mind, I'd been working hard on getting my base built there, found a nice flat spot in the chalk that wasn't pillared and after a few weeks its looking pretty nice, but i needed a break from the grind. 

so, i grabbed my argy and flew to the little dino pin I had built seprately up on the hillside close by, filled with mostly with horses I had gotten during the event.   I set the three unicorns to mate, and headed out on my argy.   I wandered about the map for awhile, and people on the server were being a little edgy, so i mostly kept to myself and flew around exploring areas I hadn't been to.

I spotted a 150 rex not to far from my base and decided to tame it, flew over close to it while it was busy chomping on a doedic, hopped off and took aim, after shooting it 3 times the rex proceeded to run away from me... wait... 3 shots with a crossbow? it should be chasing me... but I ended up chasing it, shooting it multiple times,  finally the rex stopped, let out its roar and i figured it would start chasing me, but nope, after it roared, it faced me, then ran off to the left, there i was chasing it again. by the time I finally knocked the rex out, it was almost at the front gate of my base,  I felt like i had chased it forever.  I stood there watching over it during the tame, only had to kill two raptors to keep it safe, and after it was done taming.... I found it had worse stats then the 130 i had tamed the previous day.

after that i wandered abit more, and one of my two tribemates logged in, they headed off to a cave to get some loot crates and I made a trade deal for a event color argy to breed with my argys, so i proceeded to collect wood back on the newb islands. apparently all hell broke lose in the cave between my tribemate and another tribe, their dinos were blocking the exit so he couldn't get out and things just escalated between them both from there, mostly because of a language barrier i think.  Anyhow after that was all calmed down, my other tribemate logged in and we all headed out to go do some caves, but due to miscommunication on what was at the caves, we weren't prepared, and it ended our joureny quickly.

Once again i found myself alone on the server as one tribe member headed to bed, and the other headed off to work. So i started wandering again, and came across a spino,  I was feeling a little bored so i decided to tame it even though it was only a lvl 20, perhaps i could get some eggs from her.  It was a pretty quick tame being it was still 2x, and afterwards I still had a bunch of mutton left, while heading back to base with spino I spotted a 135 ptera that was stuck in a trap, yep had to tame it. while i was taming that one 2 compy decided to run up and nip at my heals, couple trank darts later a 145, and 150 compy were out, hey, I had mutton why not? so i tamed them as well.  While waiting on the 135 ptera to finsh taming, a 145 landed right in front of me, bola'ed and proceeded to tame it as well. So the day wasn't a total loss.   Oh man the unicorns!

Headed back to base and had a few minutes to wait on the unicorns, after a short time out popped a 158 and a 111 unicorn baby.  I was happy, fed them some berries then cryo'ed them to take care of another day.   Fed my dino's and decided to call it a night.  still more to do on the base, but it was nice to take a breather from just building and wander around abit, even though i didn't have any idea what I wanted to do.

well... till the next day.

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Flying back to base and spot a lone Daeodon. I'm at the stage where I needed to start thinking about getting troops ready for boss fights so I pull out the spyglass. Level 96 (max 120) not too bad, I can work with that, base is just over the hill so I scoop him up with my argy and drop him in the taming pen. Open up dododex (2x taming) and...yeah, nah, not even close to ready to have the stuff needed for the tame. Greedy bl**dy pigs... ?

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22 hours ago, IvyOfARK said:

Bad day... 

On single player, I went to transfer supplies over to ragnarok and found that everything in the Obelisk was deleted. No idea how or why. I decided to try and transfer anyway, but when I hopped on Ragnarok, the items weren't there. 

While I was on Ragnarok I decided I would try to get another Griffin. I caged it successfully, and after knocking it out I left for a moment on my Wyvern to go grab prime meat... 

I barely went into another biome, and the griffin was despawned when I got back ?

It's only 10 a.m., but I think I'm done for a while

IS it possible you uploaded them items into the wrong section of the OB?  There are 3 tabs item, dinos, and tributes.   Perhaps you loaded them into the Tribute section byb mistake?

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16 hours ago, Chudz66 said:

 

(So I ended up stumbling across a cave that is atop one of the nearby waterfalls and am in the process of making that my main base on Val. While doing so, I retraced my path and ran into Goner. Wagging his tail, he sprinted toward me, and it was a happy re-union. I might have to change his name, now, though. Any suggestions?)

Well..... based on your track record, "Goner" seems appropriate!   lol

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PS4 - Unofficial cluster

 

Well last night the 2nd in command Admin on the cluster retired. I'm feeling more guilty about saying no to the admin offer, but I will just make sure to set a good example by being a patient and helpful player, and assist noobs when the admins aren't on.

This weekend was a Easter color event on Extinction and Valentines on Island.

So naturally I spent most of Saturday taming owls in the snow biome.  I know it is kind of cheating, but I tamed up a event owl that had the last Cyan zone that I had been missing for a month. Was able to breed that zone in on Sunday, and now have a breeding pair of solid Cyan owls.

On Saturday evening, the admins had a paint party on Ragnarok. Every paint party I've attended before on servers, the dinos had to be either unbreedable (wyverns/Griffins) or neutured/spayed.   But that wasn't a rule this time.

So I took a breeding pair of my identical max level owls, and had them painted all albino white in every zone.  I figured with all white breeders going forward, the color mutations will really stand out when hatched. (My current max level breeders all have brown shoulders, grey wings and white chest and stripes.)

Not wanting to take the fun out of breeding for colors in the future with other dinos, I only had a wyvern and a Griffin painted beside the breeder owls.  I had my fire wyvern painted black in the body and then blaze orange in the wings and belly.  Looks AWESOME.  I also had a Griffin painted black body with neon green wings and chest.

My buddy who already had the vast majority of Gigas in color mutations, had them make him an all black giga, and then he spent the weekend breeding up color mixes on the Island taking advantage of the event timer bonus. 

I managed to tame a event owl that is Chocolate brown everywhere but the chest, which is more of a caramel brown.  I think I have a chocolate chest owl in cryo, so I should be able to make a solid chocolate soon.

I tamed an owl that had a slightly different red (watermelon) in its chest, and a lighter  yellow wings than my yellow solid, so looks like I have more colors to breed to all solid.

I then spent most of my ARK time on Sunday building the main house base on Valguerro in my new location, and then moving supplies/dinos from the old base location to the new one. Thankfully the distance between the two is not far, but it is over water, so I had to cryo all the dinos for transport.  So for most of the evening, I had about 50 sleeping rexs, allos, yutys, wyverns, manas and Rock Drake.  It was a weird sound to try and build with a constant barrage of "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" ringing thruout my base.

I still have to build a breeding/storage barn or two for the larger dinos, but the main house is done, and 85% of the supplies & items transferred over from old base.

I sure hope that there are some event dinos still alive on Extinction tonight, as I want a few more color options, and I need to find a high level colored MegaSloth to breed to my max level brown female.   My buddy wants to try them in a cave with a lot of Arthos.

By the way, my new buddy that got hooked on Owls had to crypod a bunch on Sunday, as he reached his tame limit, and it is 99% just owls. LOL, he is addicted just like me.

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1 hour ago, chris282 said:

Quick update from the EU-PVP-Official-[REDACTED] front line: I have mostly been collecting berries and writing letters to the widows of enlisted Parasaurs. The war machine feeds on blood and narcoberries.

Haven you considered just mass printing a sympathy letter.  I'm guessing it will save you a lot of time.

 

"Dear Mrs. Parasaur Ryan,

 

I'm writing to you today, to let you know of the valiant way your son died in battle today.

Seems we had a little communication error, and your son ran left, when I said right, and well..... he dead.

But in now way, shape or form, am I as his commanding officer to be blamed. He just wouldn't follow directions.

 

........

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PS4 - Unofficial Cluster

Spent the majority of my time on Extinction. Went back to the snow biome to try and tame any Owls leftover from the weekend Easter event on the map.  Sadly, only found 1 colored Owl, as it seems everyone else was looking for owls too.  But I did find a couple more high level MegaSloths, and also while not planning on it, kept getting attacked by leftover colored manas. I was able to trap and tame 5-6 different colored ones, including yellow, mint, brown, and orange ones.  Now to just breed them with my high level manas, to get the color on better level manas.

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Watched the students leave the game because school is starting up / started up.  Watched their buildings go poof.  Watched the general chat go dead.  Ark is to grindy for them to afford to stay invested and have enough time for school work.  Pondered how you would make a game less grindy yet remain interesting.  Fly around and collect junk from supply drops because to exhausted sleep deprivation commit brain functions.  Not Ark's fault just have insomnia.  Wondered if humans require act of greed to remain amused.  Assessed games are actually played by adults and the young people come and go like waves crashing on the shore.  Then they grow up, graduate, and become my dentist who charged me more money than a russian tsar to get my teeth worked on.  

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Dear Mrs Parasaur Butcher,

I regret to inform you that your son has died in the line of duty.

The cause of death has been recorded as:

  1. Sacrificed self to save superior officer [  ]
  2. Heroic last stand in face of overwhelming odds [  ]
  3. Collateral damage in routine mining operation [X]
  4. Shot self in back of head (bullet) [  ]
  5. Shot self in back of head (arrow) [  ]
  6. Shot self in back of head (rock or bludgeoning instrument) [  ]
  7. "Food shortage" [  ]
  8. Miscellaneous [  ]

As a token of our appreciation for his service, Private Butcher has been posthumously awarded the not applicable.

Yrs etc, and could you get that out for the lunchtime post please, thank you Margaret.

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