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Another evening of hunting beacons for a Deinonychus saddle blue print. Struck gold out of a yellow drop, a mastercraft saddle with 62 armour, was one of the first I looked in tonight. Personally I was hoping for more, a ascendant with ~100 armour would be nice but it still beats our apprentice with 40 armour. Might keep looking but this will keep me happy for just now. Went back to base with the prize. Also found yet another premade ascendant chainsaw with our best dura yet, this map loves dropping chainsaw bps and premades.

Now that I had a half decent saddle I decided to make a start on raising a squad up, threw down a clutch of 7 eggs and got 7, no twins or triplets. Imprinted all of them with plent of time to spare and have now left them to level up in cryopods. Got a feeling they will need as many levels as possible and all the levels will probably go into health. This whole deino boss squad is probably going to be a disaster but it'll be a good laugh nonetheless.

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PS4 - Unofficial Cluster

 

Spent more time last night moving dinos and vault contents from the old base building on RAG to my new base just down the path a bit.  Terribly boring, and thus the reason a full 2 weeks after building the new base, I still haven't finished the move.

But I got a lot done last night. I also cryo'd and transferred some more dinos to Valguerro. Jumped onto Center to breed up my all Orange Owls... did I mention I FINALLY got the all blaze orange owls!  I still have the sherbert orange owl to make into a solid one, but I prefer the blaze anyway.

Transferred a couple of the blaze owl eggs over to Extinction, hatched them up, and will add the dermis to my Hall of Fame (I take a dermis for each version of a  full color owl, and put them on tax. bases in front my base. Currently have the bright Red, bright Blue, light blue, Pink, bright yellow, Cyan, Neon Green,  and have the gold one, which i realized still needs the stripes bred in, so need to pull that dermis until I complete it.  I'm also dang close to the all mint green, all chocolate brown and all black.

I then took my battle Quetz out and hit up a large Element vein. By this time it was after 11pm, and I need to hit the hay.

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Bit of a change of pace and scenery this evening. I am a bit worried about the longevity of our Valguero server so I thought I would do a bit of contingency planning just in case the server nukes itself or something. Got a selection of deino eggs and any stock breeders I had over there as well as some select bps and moved them all to our central base on the Center. Am probably jumping the gun by a long shot, but best to be safe.

I had also been thinking of firing up our Island base again for a while now so now seems like a good time to do that. Hoped across to check what creatures we have across there, thankfully all the essentials so no transfers needed atm. I definitely think the place could do with a spruce up do I started mass crafting stone structures and greenhouse peices. Am thinking of redesigning the main hub including making it more open. I am a sucker for using alot of greenhouse peices in builds at the moment, it really opens the builds right up and allows for viewing of the map in general. Enclosed stone builds just get claustrophobic after a while. Definitely going to redesign or even move the breeding barn, again open it up a bit, its kinda stuck in the corner in the dark.

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4 hours ago, MouthSpiders said:

I tamed a 15 doedicurus and a 40 anky, so I can finally try to roof in my little shack on extinction. I had a 90 allosaurus fall through the top this morning. Good times.

if that happened i'd turn it into a velon trap, and just sit waiting for them to fall in to tame, maybe build the house a little further off.  sounds rough though!

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SP Valguero (Just a quick update)

The two Deinos, Shaya and Phoenix, are finally done maturing! "Woo Hoo!" And they've now given birth to a male offspring (Eagle) with one mutation, who is raising now. However, I doubled my maturation rate, and this one shouldn't take three days. Whew....

I also returned from gathering mats to find Appy painting Goner's talons, shocking orange. Cool by me, but as I got closer, I realized Goner is now female. This of course begs the question, was Goner always female? (Sometimes I drink beer while playing Ark, so things might be missed.) However, I've had two dilos in the past swap gender, so.... Either way, I said, "Looking good, Goner," and she replied with a happy trill. 

And now to the bad news, a family of brontos has moved in above the cave, and the noise is driving me freaking CRAZY!

"Might I suggest crafting that ascendant compound bow we found the BP for?" HLN-A asks.

 

 

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Official Valguero -

Today I after getting on i launched the second pc and added that character to the tribe, sitting them in front of the grinder and chem station making flint, thatch, and narco, getting them all the way to level 45 before stopping with them.  It'll be a crafting character for the tribe, that way we won't have to do mind wipes anymore. Going to take advantage of this 2x weekend with it and see if i can't get it all the way up to 90.

While that one was busy at the grinder and chem station, i set off on the main valguero character to collect more stone and wood with the rock elemental, as its pretty easy in the chalk hills with him.  afterwards I headed to the swamp and gathered more berries, was mainly after narco but brought back the other berries to top off the feeding bins for all the berry eaters who promptly returned the favor with a nice pile of eggs.  After gathering meat for the rest of the dinos, I decide to do a little building, and one of my tribe members headed off to the scar to get some milk.

shortly after he arrived there I heard across the radio "Fire wyverns are back!" and about 20 minutes later "I'm Dead!" I noticed he was out on his wyvern and asked if it was okay,  "its got 200 health left!".   it seems he got chased by 5 firewyvern from the scar, and after losing them he landed only to have a giga rundown on him and a rock golem pop up, not being able to take off due to stam, he was sure he was dead, but they managed to get back home.

Were raising two wyverns at the moment, a 190 and a 185, the 185 came out almost all white, with a little grey on it, the 190 is white with light blue spikes and top of head, its so pretty, were hoping these ones don't vanish like the previous two babies did, a 150 and 155. I put them away after imprinting, and feeding them the last bit of milk.  They seem happy, after all, they wanted cuddles.

Afterwards, i headed to the island for abit, sat just feeding the gacha to make element for the tek geny to keep the feeding troughs there going, 40 element later all was good. topped off the feeding troughs and cryoed up the dinos at the outpost bringing them back to the main base to make feeding a bit simpler.  I did abit of sorting of mats in containers to make it a little easier to craft some new structure pieces for building at valguero once transfers open up. I'm going to need a lot more pieces to finish off the base there.

Sat at the steam page thinking about about purchasing Genesis for the second computer as well, thinking it may be nice to have a crafting character there too ready to use when the tribe needs it.  Still debating.

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8 hours ago, caleb68 said:

if that happened i'd turn it into a velon trap, and just sit waiting for them to fall in to tame, maybe build the house a little further off.  sounds rough though!

I lost my 20 velon and got a 120. Raw meat tames out alright for now. The 15 doed got blasted into space(geyser) along with the old velon. The base is gonna get scrapped, unfortunately, so I might use it as a trap. Lots of learning to be had. Definitely gonna try again not right next to a cliff.

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After a few hours finally got a Deinonychus egg, hatched it, matured the baby. Found out that the leap attack doesn't work on non dedicated servers for whatever reason. RIP. I was viewing them as "better Raptors" but to me I guess they're just "worse Thylas".

 

Populated the lake outside my house with 2 tamed Megalodons. Long term goal to fill that sucker with deep sea creatures.

 

Last night was the first time I ever figured out raising baby dinos or electricity, which I was finally forced to do to power Air Conditioning for the eggs. Prefer Windmills, don't want to fill my Ark with smog.

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2 hours ago, MouthSpiders said:

I lost my 20 velon and got a 120. Raw meat tames out alright for now. The 15 doed got blasted into space(geyser) along with the old velon. The base is gonna get scrapped, unfortunately, so I might use it as a trap. Lots of learning to be had. Definitely gonna try again not right next to a cliff.

Keep playing and keep learning. :)  I've been playing for 3 years, and I still learn something new each week.   Always try to use the terrain when building a base, especially when a low level, as a good base location can help protect you until you can build better defenses and tame better dinos.   Sounds like you already learned the lesson about building next to cliffs that spawn baddies.  Keep at it!

 

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PS4 - unofficial cluster

I worked from home yesterday, so I was able to play over the lunch hour, a well as get right on after 5pm!

I decided at lunch time to jump to a couple of the maps to refresh my bases and dinos. Logged into Abberation, and saw that I was running low on gas for the generator, so flew down to the river for oil. After collecting a bunch of trilolbite loot, I ventured over to the blue zone, to look for an event shinehorn (server is running Summer Bash this week) Found one right away and tamed it, but realized that I didn't have a cryopod with me. So I picked up the new tame, and left my lower level vanilla tame behind, to come back for. 

I then started the long trip back to my base, when I came upon an open teleporter, so I check it out, and there was another TP much closer to my base on the map, so transferred there.

BIG PROBLEM!  The teleporter at the other end was protected by a forcefield, so I immediately got forced outside of it, but it trapped my fully loaded with resources Ptera inside!

And this base was in such a spot, that without my flyer, I could not safely get down. So I posted an SOS on the cluster discord, and within 20 minutes, an admin logged on, and came and turn the forcefield off. Turns out this base was of an admin who left the cluster 2 weeks earlier. So the admin helping me, gave me some of the contents of this base, including a dozen low level drake eggs, a mid level griffin, and a abberrant spino.

I then got back to my base and logged off until after work.

 

Spawned in on Abberation again, decided to try an tame some flow tails for my buddy who loves them. I found the glowtail cave , and after taming 2 glowtails near the beginning, I started freaking out, as I didn't have tek, and I kept getting attacked, and was afraid I would fall off the cliffs. SO I retreated, (flew back to blue zone, picked up my original shinehorn I had left behind at lunch time) and then  transferred to Extinction.

Threw out some owl eggs to hatch, and got the mutation I needed. Then ....... "Lost Connection to Server"

Oh no, I hadn't put food in the new baby owl yet!  Tried logging back in but server was dowe, and is STILL down. Admins don't know what is wrong with it. so RIP owl with mutation.

Logged into Scorched earth, and waited for 2 hours with my buddy from Indiana was already there. FInally he had to go, and no heat wave. So I started back to my base to leave, when I saw  a high level Tek Rex.  tamed it up, and flew back to base. Then "Weather Gal" my jerboa started pawing at the ground, so I jumped on my fire wyvern and started looking for a phoenix! 5 minutes later, no sightings and the heat wave was over. Flying back to base saw another good level tek with cool slate blue, and I tamed it too.

Logged into Valguerro, my good buddy from Texas was already on, so we both  flew over to the abberration zone. This time I brought a full tek suit and taming supplies for featherlights, and managed to tame 5 while my buddy tamed 4, giving me 3 of them, so I have 8 new featherlights.  Sadly one of them was killed when a near invinceable seeker attacked us. It took about 20 shotgun hits before it died, but sadly his shoulder featherlight was killed in the battle. We also found only 1 glowtail in the whole radiation zone, but we tamed it up.

By now it was really late, I mean REALLY late, after midnight, and i had to be up by 6am.  But then my Cali buddy got on and said he was coming to Val.

So I waited, and eventually he got on, and gifted me an event colored Arthoplura! Yellow and green. I've never had one before, so that was cool.

 

I promised California that I would do Abberation surface drops with him tonight, so that will be a first. I hope the color event is still going, as I'd like to try getting more event colored glow pets too. Plus Texas said he will be on ABB too, as he wants a colored Reaper, and I've never had one of those, so I will team up with him in hopes of getting Feinsteined by a reaper queen.

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27 minutes ago, Aushegun said:

Keep playing and keep learning. :)  I've been playing for 3 years, and I still learn something new each week.   Always try to use the terrain when building a base, especially when a low level, as a good base location can help protect you until you can build better defenses and tame better dinos.   Sounds like you already learned the lesson about building next to cliffs that spawn baddies.  Keep at it!

 

Definitely progressing. I think I'll tame a dozen or so female velons to go with my male over the next week or so. They could simultaneously be in turret mode and still lay eggs right? Since they meat tame really quickly, I should be able to get a few going for the kibble, which is the kibble for ankies, doeds, pteras and dimetrodons, all of which I need. Organic hatchery is gonna be worth taming the dimetrodon, even if it's just personal satisfaction. Hope all of this is a solid step 1. Step 2 will just be mutton taming a bunch of yuties, so I can tame decent things. Taming big stuff without kibble is a total non-option for me considering I can only play an hour to two at a time max. I'd have a lot easier time if I could find someone to trade me kibble for ingots, but nobody on my server has seen at all interested in selling me eggs or kibble(extinction pve). I'm rambling, but anyway... Hope my plan comes together.

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So I take my raptor up the mountain to grab some crystal, and halfway up I come across another raptor I thought I'd lost. Hurrah, I think.

We all carry on up to the top and I start mining. When I look around, both raptors have completely disappeared. Not a squawk out of either of 'em - just there one minute, gone the next.

Comme ci comme ça. Ark giveth, and Ark taketh away. I long for Paris. Life is pain.

 

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5 minutes ago, chris282 said:

So I take my raptor up the mountain to grab some crystal, and halfway up I come across another raptor I thought I'd lost. Hurrah, I think.

We all carry on up to the top and I start mining. When I look around, both raptors have completely disappeared. Not a squawk out of either of 'em - just there one minute, gone the next.

Comme ci comme ça. Ark giveth, and Ark taketh away. I long for Paris. Life is pain.

 

Doesnt Comme ci comme ca mean "meh its okay" or "alright" / "im okay" ?

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Started the Island base upgrade. Think I have the main plan down, just need to complete the main structure, then work on the main interior and then the extras to make it not look like a square box lol. Not much to say other than that and the fact the base is in a bit of a mess at the moment. Temporary thatch roof and everything. God I hope d1nk doesnt log on lol. 

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On 8/29/2019 at 4:43 PM, Nicoli612 said:

Played around with the ini coding and got owls, gacha, Griffin, featherlight, shinehorns and velos to spawn on Valguero. Just need to tweak it so Managarmr will too 

There's a mod for that by the map maker- Map Extension for Valguero. I haven't yet searched well enough to find the owls, featherlights, manas or velos, but I can confirm the others are there.

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Classes picked up a little more this week so didn't have as much time to get on Ark (and I played some Mortal Kombat with roommates instead).

I got on Island SP yesterday and finally decided to put off any building, resource gathering, or projects and just dedicate myself to taming a quetz. I also messed around with settings a little more after reading D1nk or Aushgun on another topic yesterday to make sure I am not making taming or breeding too easy. After adjusting settings, I got on my argie and flew to the red OB to see if what everyone says about it spawning quetz's more often is true. I didn't find one at the OB but started flying north over the swamp and eventually found one crossing the border into snow biome. As I didn't think fully ahead and didn't have my fur armor with me, I hit it a few times to herd it away from the snow and eventually got it near the volcano. I landed and grappled onto my bird using the grapple/whistle method and shot it until it got itself caught on the side of the volcano. Dismounted, finished KO'ing it and after almost losing it when getting prime meat I finally tamed it!

So I finally tamed my first quetz and though it was only a level 44, I think it will still be helpful as my first one. I have already built 2x3 foundation on it with ramps and retrieved a Rex I tamed on Carni Island. I have thoroughly enjoyed dismounting in mid air miles in the sky and looking down on the Island!

On another note, a friend from college has just bought Ark and is wanting to play with me so I have been thinking about joining a PVE server. The cluster that Aushegun plays on sounds like it has great community and helpful players so I would love to join that one but also think that it might only be for a select group of individuals and it would be tough to get into. If it is open to the public, could you share the server name so I could check it out Aushegun? If not, any recommendations of PVE servers with great community and active admins would be appreciated.

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