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Single Player - Island

 

I wiped all my single player maps and started a fresh character because I have A.D...a bike.

I don't know the plan but the beginning struggle is fun. So I started by getting some explorer notes. 

Raptors suck. Lol. Every time I'd get like 3 or 4 notes and 1500 seconds, they'd appear and waste that time. 

I handled them alright on the respawn but I just can't get the dodge down from their initial attack. 

Getting the notes up in West Zone 3, I spot an Alpha Raptor. So I farm up a simple 2 x 2 trap for it, give myself a spawn point near it, and set out to get that sweet, sweet xp. When I get to the area it was, I don't see the tell tale glow. I do run into a Carno so I run from it. I get it stuck on a few rocks when I hear a super speed raptor approaching from behind. "There's the Alpha" I say to myself as I never see it before I'm dead, just the glow of its fury. 

I spawn back in, grab my back up gear and head back. The Alpha bug continues as it attempts to harvest my corpse. It notices me, so I lead it from my first bag which has the trap mats in it. 

I respawn at my last sleeping bag near there. Grab my bag, set the trap, lay another sleeping bag and storage box of killing items and get the Alpha in the trap. I respawn and three crossbows later, finally get the kill. I really do like the early grind. 

After a few hours break, I pop on and decide to start taming. I have been saving a 125 Trike near my spot and get my supplies ready. I'm hunting the Trike when a 135 Ptera lands. Change of plans. I KO the Ptera and hunt for some prime. Not an easy task in the SW zone but I get lucky and find 2 Sarcos. I harvest their prime. Kill a few trilobites for Chitin, tame up the Ptera, and now I'm sky bound. Ptera tamed out with 507 (506?) stam and 201 wt. Perfect for my needs from it. I hit a few notes with it and get him up to 1025 stam and 250 wt. 

Back at base, I head back out and grab that 125 Trike too. 

Once the Trikes done, I get my narco harvest on. Farm up enough to make 200 narcotics. Turn half of those into tranq arrows.  Time to get an Argy. 

I decide to hunt the Argy's on Rag so I farm out my trap and a small 1 x 1 for future Rag trips, load everything up, and head over. 

Rag is being finicky today. I see like 12 Argy's up in the jungle. 20, 55, 80, 90, 20, 15 but finally spot a 130. Not ideal but first bird, it'll do. Set my trap, get it caught, and KO it. 2.4k hp and 656 wt on knock down. Not too bad. Kill some of the low level Argy's for prime and tame it up.

Ark boned that weight (thanks for the 3 levels in it putting it up to 680) but the hp rolled to 3.5k so I'll take it. 

I scan once more and hey, a 140 has appeared. I kite that to my trap but it's not cooperating. Losing aggro and flying back out before I can shut the door. 

I eventually get it trapped and KO it. Goes down with 270 melee. Very nice. I kill a few more Argy's for prime (I have 10x taming so prime still gives my 99% TE) and tame up this Argy. Sigh. 360 melee. It's not bad but I expect 400+ if it's got 270 on knock down. 

Bonus, these are a breeding pair so I'll have to get a couple imprinted to me once I got cryo's or kibble. 

I am happy with my progress today (level 72 at days end) and call it a night.

 

I have put my unofficial Valguero map on the back burner because I was a bit tired of breeding, which is really all there is to do at this point, but I have some real nice lines going. 

I have the Deino's at 19 mutes and hatching 1740hp, 700+ stam, and 384 melee. I want to lock up a side there and then raise an Army for the fight. 

I got my Anky's at 484 melee. I started on Rhino's and got them currently at 6100 hp, 700+ stam, and 450+ melee. 

I also just started on Daeodon's after taming up 16.4k food. 

I needed a break though so we'll see when I go back. 

My friends are still enjoying it though and we paid through December in anticipation of Genesis. 

Until next time.

 

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Today on extinction: After work, I set out on gathering some stone to roof in my house and get my walls more than one high. I ended up finding my doed and velon that were apparently shot into orbit for a couple days by the geyser. After getting them home safely, I put my little 20 velon in turret mode on the few ceilings above my bed. A 135 spawned and obliterated it, so I had to go kill it. After that, I decided to raw meat tame a couple low level female velons while 2x is active. I now 2 female eggers and my 120. I am now up to 3 medium eggs! As soon as I get 20ish, I may try to hop over to aberration to go scout out a 150 aberrant anky because my anky is level 40 and only marginally better than a primitive metal pick. I really need to check on my aberration base. It's been a week and I left because I spent days on end looking for a crate, but people have walked off major pathways and I don't have a drake.

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17 hours ago, Milsurp said:

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.

Yeah I run an Xbox Nitrado server so mods aren't a thing for me sadly. Have to play with the code itself. 

Shame as I'd love Drakes and their nests

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On 8/30/2019 at 5:07 AM, caleb68 said:

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.

Ice Wyverns do look great don't they. Always been my favourite, and I have a lovely white/blue one at the moment. 

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EU-PVP-Official-[REDACTED]

An old nemesis is back in the neighbourhood. Known to my files by the codename "Chrysanthemum", the wily Frenchman struck like a thief in the night and Safehouse One is completely burned. Safehouse Two also got hit, but remains in play. Safehouse Three is secure.

Cryopods have indeed been a game changer - I only recently discovered that you could make them in a supply crate. Being able to keep dinos alive has proven to be a real boon to productivity (who'd have thought?), allowing me to quickly amass the narcotics needed to tame the pteradon that significantly extended my range of operations and made Operation Beaver Snatch such a stunning success.

I am now bathing in cement paste, free from the shackles of Big Chitin.

I have, with some reluctance, traded beauty for functionality. I'd recommend the following instructions if your PC is struggling with Ark. I was still thinking of mine as being quite beefy, when it was actually quite beefy about six years ago...

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=475747492

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41 minutes ago, chris282 said:

I am now bathing in cement paste, free from the shackles of Big Chitin.

I have, with some reluctance, traded beauty for functionality. I'd recommend the following instructions if your PC is struggling with Ark. I was still thinking of mine as being quite beefy, when it was actually quite beefy about six years ago...

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=475747492

Big Chitin. I love this, thank you for the laugh. I basically wade through thorny dragons near my base and keratin still isn't as abundant as I'd like.

I'll try the link when I get back home. My old i7 3770 used to be fairly proficient at it's job, but that was a while ago. My 970 should still be okay. My ancient 1tb hdd and the 4g factory ram have been silently screaming for upgrades for years, though. I hope the settings ease up some of the castle lag when i'm out running around.

 

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Loaded up SP Valguero and spent the first couple of hours pooping back and forth as I set up a new crop farming area. Went farming for resources until it got boring then did some crafting, plumbed in the industrial cooker and beer barrel at the new farm and set up the industrial grill so I can start mass producing kibbles when the time comes. Then went collecting drops in the hopes of finding a Tapejara saddle or BP, alas it was not to be (again). Flew past the Wyvern scar on my way home and there was only 2 Wyverns hanging out there, one instantly flew off towards 50/50 but the other one (lvl 170) kept circling around a nest. Eventually an argy flew into the scar, whilst chasing my argy, that got the wyverns attention and they flew to the bottom of the trench to argue over food. The Wyvern was so hungry it set itself on fire chasing something in the lava. It then embraced its new affinity for lava and flew into the fire Wyvern depths of the scar. I scoured the now safe scar and found 4 eggs, levels 15, 50, 170 and 175.

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I've been breeding Managarmr since I introduced them to my server. 

Had a selection of coloured ones I'd picked up but oddly after breeding a few generations I decided I liked the White/Grey ones best. Especially after I was able to breed out that horrible pink sheen they usually get on their sides. Got a baby without it and boy oh boy did he get put to good use with the ladies haha 

If only there was a way to breed out their corrupted tummys and tails. I really think the model would look better without it but oh well

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I just wish their damn speed didn't go up so much once bred. Moving them around the pen is so annoying when they run at 3 gazillion miles an hour ??

 

Oh and I had this moment when Viserion decided he'd rather have a nap than give me a lift home. He looked so peaceful I just had to snap a photo ?

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today I joined another tribe on another Extinction server, helped move some items around the base, and brought them some stuff i had crafted to help make the base better, even gave them a few velon eggs to help build up exterior defenses. after helping move stuff around for abit, my tribemates on the main server called me over to do a boss fight.

We were short abit on stuff to do the boss so one tribe member headed out to grab the missing stuff, and i ventured to a friends base, after a long friendly conversation i had worked a deal for the missing tribute, and getting a black wyvern with a red underbelly.   He also gave me a nice doedic and thyla too, i was thrilled :) new breeding lines! After goodbyes I headed back to base.  We collected up our armor and food items, along with a little medi brew and figured we were set...

we set out to do the alpha ape, as two of my tribemates didn't have him yet, so after spending yesterday tossing all the rexs out from cryo to find the best ones, we loaded up the teleporter and took them all over to the green obelisk.  it seems it has become the spot for people to park dinos, surrounded with wyvern, ptera, griffon, rex a few other odd ended dinos, even a phoenix, but we managed to push our rexs in and get them all setup for transport in.  

I explained the tatics for doing the ape before we went in and asked if everyone knew their part, "aye, ready when you are", so i loaded up the tributes and in we headed.  the first thing i hear once im inside is "you want me to start buffing with yuty?" (facepalm) "no, get your rex against the wall here then go pull ape to rex" (laughter) .. okay pulling my leg where ya? so he heads up the bridge and almost fell off going up to pull ape "careful! don't fall off that bridge!".   Once he got pulled down to the rex, that was game over, the rex easily killed the ape, and only a couple took any damage, it was down in 4 minutes.

Once back at base I joke with the yuty rider, tossing him 5 element "thats all you get!" lol, he pulled out his shotgun and proceeded to try to kill me, I laughed. After he was done trying to kill me I tossed him another 50 element and gave the last 55 to the other tribemate.  I'd already done the alpha myself, and sense they needed it, figured splitting the element between them was a good idea, that way the could make some tek suit pieces if they wanted to.

After the long process of parking all the rexs back inside the building, I headed out and gathered meat to feed them all.  once fed the rexs I decided to call it a day, knowing I need to get alot of polymer and obsidian the following day I figured its best if I get well rested, So i laid down on my bay view bed and drifted off to sleep watching the sun set on the horizon.

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Today I decided to get some of this event boosted harvesting and taming rather than sleep between shifts at work. I made a 7x7x4 dino garage because I tamed 3 more female velons. Starting to accumulate eggs. I'll make a greenhouse after this shift to get the vegetables for kibble growing. Now to decide what my first kibble tame will be... Maybe a 150 velon haha. These things are so killer for how easy they are to tame. I have my best one at 1100 stam 330 melee and it just shreds anything in sight. I bet a decent velon is a real treat to ride. Option 2 is a pteranodon, which would be the responsible choice given that I have no flyers yet.

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Contemplated my castle base design, think I should have rotated the fabricator and put the indy grill closer to the preserving bin. Had I done that I would have a quarter of the base for incubation, a quarter for crafting and the other half for storage and hopefully an indy forge if it fits. Also wondering how high I can put walls up around the foundation edges. The castle walls look fine but it gets very dark at night, I think it might be nice to have a ceiling of hatchframes with light pets on top.

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Took the week off from the dev kit, while trying to get anwsers to the issues I faced with my concept.

Did some major progress in my solo series as I finally defeated the alpha dragon & alpha overseer.

Started on SE, which I haven't played in 3 years... jeez the memories.
First 3-4 hours :
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Tamed a 125 argentavis.
- Tamed a pathetic lvl 5 rex as a "meat farmer".
- Tamed a 120 anky + 20 doed.

Over the week :
- Found a decent plateau high up the mountains left of blue ob.
- Built a miserable 4x3 adobe base as well as a dino gate wall to prevent further carno infestation.
- Got a cryofridge yesterday!
- Kibble tamed a 150 wolf (340 dmg) and a 145 female rex, which ended with 9.5k hp.

I'll most likely tame the first male rex I see and start breeding them while also looking for a decent saddle BP. Might as well skip wyverns entirely on this map as they are not required to defeat the alpha manticore...

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Weighed up my options and my choices are; 1 craft new fabby and grill and fix the design flaw. 2 craft more adobe walls and foundations to check if the hatchframes will work and finish the floor. 3. Go investigate the aberration biome and maybe snag a lightpet.

In review option 1 can wait for now as it's an easy and relatively quick job. Option 2 will be a tiresome bore, I have a horse on a rock pillar between sand and cactus sap spawns but it will take forever to craft the clay needed. I could put haulage argy on follow but it's a long flight to the chem bench. 3 is clearly the most fun and wins outright.

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15 minutes ago, WarpSpasm said:

Weighed up my options and my choices are; 1 craft new fabby and grill and fix the design flaw. 2 craft more adobe walls and foundations to check if the hatchframes will work and finish the floor. 3. Go investigate the aberration biome and maybe snag a lightpet.

In review option 1 can wait for now as it's an easy and relatively quick job. Option 2 will be a tiresome bore, I have a horse on a rock pillar between sand and cactus sap spawns but it will take forever to craft the clay needed. I could put haulage argy on follow but it's a long flight to the chem bench. 3 is clearly the most fun and wins outright.

I have grown to prefer having shinehorns all over my house than light fixtures. They're hecka cute and I actually derive an odd comfort and enjoyment of the lights going on and off in different directions as they charge. Much immerse.

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today i set out to make some organic poly from my gacha for the trade deal i had worked out,  so I pulled out a iguanodon i had tamed in abberation who i had named "Fingers", he wasn't the highest level guy but at the time he worked for berries.  I parked fingers over by the gacha and hopped atop the bronto, I didn't care what berries I got just as long as I got alot of them, and just a few minutes later, 3k of bronto weight filled with berries, a little thatch n' wood.   I started pulling the berries off the bronto and using fingers masterful skills had him turn all the berries into seeds.   I shoved the seeds into the Gacha who already were half full with owl pellets, and they promptly started chomping away and making me crystals.   By the time all was said and done, i had 400 crystals, at 30 poly per crystal, i was sure that was more then enough.

A Tribe said they were going to do the alpha tek cave and invited anyone who wanted to come,  I decided to join them but not before breeding the rex that I was going to take with me.  I grabbed a set of armor my gacha had given me earlier while making poly, and 200 medi brew just to be safe. and flew off to the tek cave to meet up with the tribe.  they were doing a little prep work before they headed in and i just followed the lead, as I had never done the tek cave before.  As we got to through the first part, everything seemed to be going pretty good, didn't seem as tough as what people were saying it was, and only 3 giga were encountered on the way in.  we got to the teleporter, and headed in to the main arena, everything looked like it was going great.

one inside they led us to the eplorers note in the chamber then shortly after the battle started.  Not knowing what I was to do, i just followed what everyone else was doing and defended the yuty so it could keep the rexs buffed.  It seemed to be going okay, but, i was watching the timer, and not enough damage was being done to the boss in corilation to how much time was left. when it rolled down to the last 5 minutes, most of the other players rex were dead, and when it hit the end of the counter, everyone was dead and all the dinos, except me and my rex, the counter went to -10 then vanished, I was still inside, and so was my rex, but he was almost dead, i knew he was lost, so I hopped off the seat, whistled attack my target and ran behind a pillar.  The rex battled bravely to its last breath, but... i was still alive... and alone... with the boss... for about 5 minutes, i wasn't taking any damage, what was going on?  I tried to find a way out but at lass, there wasn't any, and after that 5 minutes passed, i started  taking damage again.. so I promptly ran up to the boss and started punching him, i knew i was a goner but by god i was gonna get a few good blows in. and then... i died.

I'm guessing they didn't have rexes with high enough melee for the boss, its the only thing i could think of that caused the loss of the battle.  there at the end i did a good 1/4th damage to the dragon form of it, so it really was the only thing i could think of.  I'm going to watch some videos of the tek cave, hopefully i can find some legit official battles and not ones where people have cheats enabled in order to beat it.

After i was out, i thanked the other tribe for the experience then left the temp alliance they made to get everyone in, and headed home.  once back home, i sorted abit of stuff, and looked in my armor chest thinking 'im glad i took some stuff the gacha gave me today'.  I fed all the rexs and then carted 4 off across the river to breed them with the neighboring tribe, perhaps i'll get some even higher melee rexs out of it.   Put the eggs away, did one more meat run, and cooked up some meat as my fridge was almost empty, then made some more medi brew while i waited for that to cook up.

One of my friends who is a tribe member on Valguero called out to me asking for some help to retrieve some dino's from the ice cave up in the north west corner, I grabbed some gear, and 1/2 the medi brew i had just cooked up and headed over to his base taking a shortcut with the teleporter.  He loaned me a rex to use while we headed in, and told me what to expect as we went in, saying  "well probably die if we get hit".  Keeping a watchful eye as we headed in I could see there were alot of perlovia in there, i hate those guys, always leaping and knocking you off your dino... didn't know they had a 'daze' feature now when they knock you off though.  for the most part we did really well heading in, neather of us got knocked off, and took hardly any damage, we came to a spot where we had to put the rex away, and go on foot, and thats when a theri came running up, freaked me out but luckly, it was my friends! one down, 5 to go,  the next dino we found was his other theri, then his snow owl which he healed everyone up with.  by the time we go to where his rexs were they had gone poof... rip rexs.  we rode the theri out most of the way only needing to cryo them once.  I got knocked off twice, one time i thought for sure i was dead, but managed to get back on the theri with a sliver of health left and promptly drank a bunch of medi brew,  the second time wasn't so bad as the theri had the perlovia blocked from hitting me.  my friend got knocked off his once, i tried to warn him before it leeped but i was too slow of a typer.  we made it out safely.  As a reward for helping him get his dino's back he let me keep the loaner rex, a nice black and gold tek rex. i was happy to keep it, he also let me keep a sniper rifle and the bullets, and gave me a bit of loot from the cave.  that was a fun adventure.

not all days are totally productive, but all days are learning experiences.  Its been a long day, and I headed back up to my bed and decided to call it a day, laying back thinking on the days events.

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10 hours ago, caleb68 said:

I'm going to watch some videos of the tek cave, hopefully i can find some legit official battles and not ones where people have cheats enabled in order to beat it.

'The apex way' posted a video of him doing the tek cave with other tribes about a month or so ago, it may be useful to you.

I found the link, 

I wish you luck for your glorious rematch.

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Operation Aberration was quite the success, I tamed a low level bulb dog and managed to tame 2 ravagers, male and female, both of which tamed out at level 201. I hadn't planned on taming ravagers but it seemed fated and I have played long enough to know that when the ark giveth we taketh, because when you WANT it you won't find it. I also built a little resupply shack near the entrance to top up narcotics stocks and eventually tamed a 145 aberrant spino. I left the tames by the shack and ran to the entrance to catch a taxi (argy) back to base, grabbed the stuff to make a cryofridge and some pods. I wired up the cryofridge next to the chembench and raced off to retrive my new housemates. My next plan is to finish working on the base, I have had 2 lucky dino hunt days in a row and don't want to push my luck.

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Started my first online adventure yesterday and on PVP no less! Found a server with as few people possible on Scorched earth and began building up with my friend. Eventually we made contact with the only other 2 people on the server and found that they had just started as well so now we are all in a tribe together. I'm super excited about having outside input about the game that I cannot get from playing singleplayer. Already learning tons about PVP and how to not piss off the Alpha Tribe as best you can (I'm still not convinced there even is an Alpha tribe on the server, it looks pretty desolate). We have a morellatops, raptor and doed tamed so far (with lots of parasaurs that have laid down their lives for our cause) and are next to a great little mountain with crystal, metal, salt, obsidian and most important of all... Argie's.

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PS4 - Unofficial Cluster

 

Got off work on Friday early, and home by 5:30pm.  Played ARK until 5:30Am  Yikes

Woke up after 3 hours couldn't sleep, so back onto ARK by 9am on Saturday.  More or less played until 11pm.

Woke up Sunday morning and was back online ARK by 10:15am. Played nearly nonstop until 6:00am Monday morning! (yes 20 hours)

Woke up today (Monday) at 10:30, did some things around the house, going to grab lunch, and then be back on by 1pm.

 

So yeah .... a total DILO-ton of hours this holiday weekend!

 

Why?  My buddies convinced me to give Abberration another go. The admins have the Easter event going on that map this weekend. I've tamed about 25 shine horns, 30 featherlights, 5-10 other event colored dinos. (and 6-8 Rock Drakes - 4 event colored)

and oh yeah, I've been impregnated by Reaper Queens 10 times, and given birth 9 times. (the first time, I tried switching some nearly broken tek armor while pregnant and still in the radiation zone. Oops!)

 

I ended up with 5 Easter Reapers from the same Queen! Yellow Body, Pinks highlights, and neon Green stomach!   (It was a high level, so we built a birthing pen right near the pen we trapped the Reaper in. Once we saw the baby pop as a event colored,  we farmed her for 3 hours, but holy cow she was not very cooperating most of the time, and kept glitching.

The rest are all normal colored.

 

(and yes, the breeding and maturation rates are boosted on this server, so the pregnancy lasts less than an hour.)

 

Been a CRAZY weekend, but I am actually having fun on Abberation, even though I am scared everytime down in the Red zone, and I couldn't do it without my buddy, as I get lost CONSTANTLY !

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On 8/31/2019 at 12:09 PM, MouthSpiders said:

Big Chitin. I love this, thank you for the laugh. I basically wade through thorny dragons near my base and keratin still isn't as abundant as I'd like.

I'll try the link when I get back home. My old i7 3770 used to be fairly proficient at it's job, but that was a while ago. My 970 should still be okay. My ancient 1tb hdd and the 4g factory ram have been silently screaming for upgrades for years, though. I hope the settings ease up some of the castle lag when i'm out running around.

 

Your CPU is fine, it's much more your RAM, GPU and hard drive speed for Ark. 16gb and an SSD will work wonders for it, and a 1060 or better will take it the rest of the way. I used to have an old Alienware with an i7 3770, 16gb, GTX 780, SSD, Ark ran fine except needed a faster video card (780 was about equal to your current one).

Downgraded to a low-level i5, 8gb, GTX1060 and 500gb HD and could barely get on servers and it had big lag.

Re-upgraded to i5 4670, 16gb, GTX1060 and SSD, Ark runs far better than it ever did before even though the CPU is weaker. Could still use faster video card though, but the 1060 is ok for now.

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