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@Spiral3 I agree with d1nk, it's a dirty breed. If you put the stats into Ark Smart Breeder you'll probably find it's not particularly great. The breeder either doesn't understand how to stack mutations, only bred for colors, or learned how to breed and pawned off their earlier mistakes. Not sure I would pay that much kibble for a thyla of unknown lineage, but as long as you're happy with it that's what counts! I'm a real stickler for quality so I usually end up breeding everything myself. Have to on single player anyway. :P 

Another meh day on the Ark for me. Nothing out of the swamp cave, and only one red beacon drop with nothing of note.

I did however pop another spino HP mut, up to 5 now. Female though, so I raised her up, bred with my clean male and am now raising a new breeding male.

Took a long flight around the map just to see if there was anything interesting. Finally found where all the otters are hanging out, stumbled across about 4-5 of them in a very small area. Naturally only the lowest level one was a male. Doesn't matter. Tamed him up, brought him home and bred with my female otter. This way I won't mind if I lose one in a cave, which I probably will at some point.

Fun fact, raising otters on a foundation makes them resemble tiny, furry deathworms.

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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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installed more appliances and things to the new base next to the Reaper Queen traps. Spent some time unsuccessfully looking for event colored shinehorns or Basiisk.  Farmed up about 12 Rock Drake eggs, but only one of high level.

Got impregnated 3 times and got a cool looking blue body with red belly and highlights reaper baby.

Called it a night early, as I have not been feeling well.

 

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well... I canabilized my second pc for now and stole the gtx 760 2gb card from it to use in my main pc as I was having ark withdrawals ;).  Fired it up, everything going good, hoped on ark and fed my dinos, gave 2 people who had been playing there a giga egg each from 405/505 parents, they are gonna be busy for the next 14 days. 

After feeding dino's I decided to cook up some meat and restock the fridges as I hadn't been able to be on for awhile do to the videocard dying, and as I was doing this... my pc shut down... just bloop, power off...  "Ah hell... what now?" … powered the pc back up and took a look at my monitoring app (CPUID HWMonitor) and noticed the problem right off the bat... idle in windows my cpu was sitting at 40c, fan speed was fine, still running at max.. hrm…  shut down the pc, and pulled the heatsink from the gpu, sure enough, it needed some cleaning.  First I cleaned the thermal paste off the cpu & heatsink, then removed the fan from the heatsink and gave it a nice cleaning,  also wiping down the fan itself with some wipes to remove the dust that had built up on the edges of the blades.  reassembled it applying new artic silver thermal paste and seating it all back in place.  Afterwards I let it sit for about 10 minutes while I grabbed some coffee, and came back to computer room.   Fired pc back up, checked temps in bios, and fan speeds all looked good, let it fire back up and fired off my monitioring software again. Now at idle its sitting at 8-10c, jumping to 20c while browsing the web, doing meh things on the pc.   Just giving the thermal paste some time to burn in before I do any high stress things like playing ark again.

Lately its just been one thing after another.  Usually how it happens, and usually when im broke lol.. "Dammn you electronic gadgets!!!" So hopefully i'll be able to hop on later today, transfer some of them cryopods over to Valguero that I had made for it, and cryo up some of the dino's that are just sitting there right now and not being used (like our event jerboa) to make taking care of the workhorses easier.

Later on, maybe a week or two I plan on transferring a few dino's over to valguero to start mating with, and hopefully get the other building completed (just have the foundation base laid down right now.

So yep... today my efforts to play ark were once again swatted by a pc problem... I think my pc may be getting tired of playing ark, but too bad, its gonna have to keep going, im not done yet!

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Official PvE Valguero, all by myself

Last weekend i experienced the terror that is DIRE BEAR!  I logged in and woke up in my temporary houseboat to hear crunching and screaming dinos outside the walls.  I got a message saying my only flyer (a Ptera) had just been killed by a Dire Bear.  I still heard crunching and screaming, so I ran out to see what I could do to save my Stegos.  I stepped out to see one male Stego bravely protecting the Queen Brood Mother Stego and then valiantly dying.  I took stock of my my assets in hand.  Full plate mail  - check.  Sword - check.  Hit points - nowhere near enough for a Dire Bear.  So I ran back in the house, grabbed a crossbow and headed for the roof of my floating trailer mansion.  I got the Dire Bear distracted by landing a few choice bolts in its posterior and it left my remaining male Stego quietly coagulating since I had it on "passive".  I noticed almost immediately that the DIre Bear was not as tall as a Rex when viewed from close enough to count its teeth, but it was still tall enough to knock me off a two-story roof.  I made it back up on the roof and stood back far enough from the edge to not get hit but still be able to hit the top of its head with the bolts.  He was raging on my house and I started wondered if Dire Bears were able to shred stone.  The server started rubber-banding and he would run away from the houseboat and snap back to shred some more, so I could not tell if he was actually going to go away now that he was not aggroing on my Stegos or if he was really mad at my house.  I was not really hurting him much at all so I decided that there was nothing else that I could do, especially with the server acting up and most of my shots not actually landing.  I went back in my house through the roof access and laid down and went to sleep.

I logged in the next day and discovered myself standing in water up to my waist.  No Dire Bears and two live Stegos.  It seems the Dire Bear finished tearing up my house boat and then left.  My body dropped into water shallow enough to let me breathe.  I know I should be grateful for my life, my armor, and my two Stegos, but my houseboat had three lockers full of gear and resources and all of my forge/smelter/machines were all gone.

I am rebuilding a new houseboat "Calypso II" and as soon as I finish it I will continue building my permanent house near the Abberant Chasm.  I remember reading someone's post earlier in this thread about the best way to protect your dinos was to stay out of render range unless you need them.  I guess just logging in caused the Dire Bear to randomly spawn.  When I have a real house and a real dino pen, this should get easier.

This is still much less stressful than PvP.

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1 hour ago, Stretch11 said:

I am rebuilding a new houseboat "Calypso II" and as soon as I finish it I will continue building my permanent house near the Abberant Chasm.  I remember reading someone's post earlier in this thread about the best way to protect your dinos was to stay out of render range unless you need them.  I guess just logging in caused the Dire Bear to randomly spawn.  When I have a real house and a real dino pen, this should get easier.

This is still much less stressful than PvP.

there is a 15 minute timer in where the dino will continue to attack the structure until argo'ed away or it destroys it once you log out.  Sounds like you had a 140/150 pissed at your base, the real question is though, why?  Dire Bears generally leave you alone unless argo'ed, perhaps one got too close to your house when you spawned and it instantly attacked.

If your going to build near the aberration cave on valguero, be careful, alpha rex's like to spawn in front of the cave and off to the left side (if your facing it).  up on the right hand side though there is a small indented area with a rock roof that could easily be blocked off and turned into a mini base, one of my friends built there temp base there so that they had a nice little land spot to hide away the few dino's that they had.  there is a upper path with a entry you can eaisly block with 2 dino gates or a behemoth gate, leaving you with only the left hand cliffside to worry about as medium sized dino's can walk up that side.

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6 hours ago, caleb68 said:

...took a look at my monitoring app (CPUID HWMonitor) and noticed the problem right off the bat... idle in windows my cpu was sitting at 40c, fan speed was fine, still running at max.. ...Now at idle its sitting at 8-10c, jumping to 20c while browsing the web, doing meh things on the pc.  

Just mentioning, those CPU temps seem to be about half normal. It's very average for a CPU doing nothing to be at 20-25c, regular desktop stuff at 35/40c, and under full load up around 70-75c, shutting down when it gets to 80c or higher.

Are you sure your software is working right? not reporting the north bridge temp or something? (lol)

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1 hour ago, Milsurp said:

Just mentioning, those CPU temps seem to be about half normal. It's very average for a CPU doing nothing to be at 20-25c, regular desktop stuff at 35/40c, and under full load up around 70-75c, shutting down when it gets to 80c or higher.

Are you sure your software is working right? not reporting the north bridge temp or something? (lol)

yep positive its working properly. and yeah a average pc should be running anywhere from 20-25c idle.

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Another slow day on the Ark.

Two Swamp Cave runs that resulted in a lot of repaired armor, one red beacon with nothing, another red beacon that dropped in an inaccessible location. I'm not one to complain usually, given how huge and complex this game is but this many years on and the original map still has leftover problems from the terrain changes...really? So frustrating. At least I stopped falling for one of the other inaccessible beacons, I can tell which one it is from my usual perch.

No lie, I was so annoyed when I returned to base that I sat idle and baked a cake irl. Baking is one of my other main hobbies and it was a new variation of an original recipe adaptation of mine that's been bouncing around in my head. When you need a hobby to destress from your hobby lol...that's my breakfast for the next few days, and if it turned out as well as it looks I'll make another to bring in for my dock crew at work.

The reason I stayed idle while doing this is so when I came back I had a whole mess of eggs to hatch. Popped over a hundred yesterday easily, but no keepers.

All in all, a total bust. But at least I have cake now.

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The last two days have been sorting out babies as we are a tribe of 3(a lot of unnamed babies) to prepare if we get maturation event.

And I have been judging our Island Tribe leader for having 2 cryo fridges full of babies...... soooo...... I have almost 3 cryo fridges full of babies.....

Shows you not to judge your tribe mates XD 

So plans to expand the base begins again. 

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Logged in to Ragnarok to refresh the timers, and just as I did, Raptor Claus appeared, so I went out and collected 4 of the Xmas present drops. Also got a blue and yellow drop along the way.

topped off some food troughs, and then went to Valguerro

bed hopped on Valguerro to refresh both base timers as well as check food levels.  needed berrries for my Jerboa, so did a bit of gathering, and also managed to let a baby owl mature up and imprint him once, before cryo'ing him and transferring to Abberration.

 

I've been battling some illness bug since Sunday, as well as my damaged back really causing me pain, so I took a quick break to grab some pain pills and a sleeping pill.

 

Repaired some previously broken tek armor, and did some imprints on a couple of Reapers I had cryo'd last session.  Fed some unwanted loot to the Gachas in my base, and also dumped some wood and stone into them.

Then I headed out to find, kite and trap a Reaper Queen.  

I quickly find a level 105 female, which was only ok level, but since I am more concerned about getting event colored babies, I don't care too much. I began kiting her to the trap, when I hear another roar, and realize I now have 2 Queens after me. I continue tanking as I lead them to my two traps. Only as we get to the traps, do I realize that I now have 3 Queens after me. I manage to get one into a trap, and then try to get another one in the other trap. That done, I turn around looking for the 3rd queen, only to see that she trapped herself in the first trap, so now I have two queens in that trap.  :(

I scope out the queens and am happy to see that the Queen by herself is a 234!, while the 105 is trapped with a 23 low level.

I decide to try and get impregnated by the 234 first, and I began bringing her health down. I get her to the Pink stage, and just then two meglosaurus began attacking her. I try to kill them, but it takes 2 bites, and the second bite proved to be too much as it killed the baddies, but sadly the Queen as well. :Jerbmad:

 

Angered, I turned to the other trap, and took out my frustration by quickly and intentionally killing both of the trapped Queens.

I returned to the radiation zone, and found another queen. and brought her back to the traps. much like before, Another Queen joined in on the fun as I was leading the first one back to the traps, but I managed to get each one in a trap, and began getting pregnant from the higher level one. Successful with that, I went to my base, and continued imprinting cryo'd Reapers as I waited for my Pregnancy to end. As my chest burst open, I see it is a event colored baby white with a red belly. So I head back to get pregnant again.

 

By now the sleeping pill is starting to kick in, and I am kind of in zombie mode. Which was not good, as I was totally oblivious to my light pet still being turned on as I beat the queen, and accidently killed her. Arrrgh

I then turn to the other Queen which was a level 198.  We do the dance, and soon I head back to base impregnanted.

That baby pops out Red with a purple belly, so I return 2 more times and end up with 3 of those babies,  I was really struggling to stay awake, but I was staying online waiting for Texas to transfer over, so he could get a colored baby too.

Finally he logs in, and I go to bed, exhausted, but happy that I got some more event colored Reaper babies!

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3 hours ago, Aushegun said:

PS4 - Unofficial Cluster

Logged in to Ragnarok to refresh the timers, and just as I did, Raptor Claus appeared, so I went out and collected 4 of the Xmas present drops. Also got a blue and yellow drop along the way.

topped off some food troughs, and then went to Valguerro

bed hopped on Valguerro to refresh both base timers as well as check food levels.  needed berrries for my Jerboa, so did a bit of gathering, and also managed to let a baby owl mature up and imprint him once, before cryo'ing him and transferring to Abberration.

 

I've been battling some illness bug since Sunday, as well as my damaged back really causing me pain, so I took a quick break to grab some pain pills and a sleeping pill.

 

Repaired some previously broken tek armor, and did some imprints on a couple of Reapers I had cryo'd last session.  Fed some unwanted loot to the Gachas in my base, and also dumped some wood and stone into them.

Then I headed out to find, kite and trap a Reaper Queen.  

I quickly find a level 105 female, which was only ok level, but since I am more concerned about getting event colored babies, I don't care too much. I began kiting her to the trap, when I hear another roar, and realize I now have 2 Queens after me. I continue tanking as I lead them to my two traps. Only as we get to the traps, do I realize that I now have 3 Queens after me. I manage to get one into a trap, and then try to get another one in the other trap. That done, I turn around looking for the 3rd queen, only to see that she trapped herself in the first trap, so now I have two queens in that trap.  :(

I scope out the queens and am happy to see that the Queen by herself is a 234!, while the 105 is trapped with a 23 low level.

I decide to try and get impregnated by the 234 first, and I began bringing her health down. I get her to the Pink stage, and just then two meglosaurus began attacking her. I try to kill them, but it takes 2 bites, and the second bite proved to be too much as it killed the baddies, but sadly the Queen as well. :Jerbmad:

 

Angered, I turned to the other trap, and took out my frustration by quickly and intentionally killing both of the trapped Queens.

I returned to the radiation zone, and found another queen. and brought her back to the traps. much like before, Another Queen joined in on the fun as I was leading the first one back to the traps, but I managed to get each one in a trap, and began getting pregnant from the higher level one. Successful with that, I went to my base, and continued imprinting cryo'd Reapers as I waited for my Pregnancy to end. As my chest burst open, I see it is a event colored baby white with a red belly. So I head back to get pregnant again.

 

By now the sleeping pill is starting to kick in, and I am kind of in zombie mode. Which was not good, as I was totally oblivious to my light pet still being turned on as I beat the queen, and accidently killed her. Arrrgh

I then turn to the other Queen which was a level 198.  We do the dance, and soon I head back to base impregnanted.

That baby pops out Red with a purple belly, so I return 2 more times and end up with 3 of those babies,  I was really struggling to stay awake, but I was staying online waiting for Texas to transfer over, so he could get a colored baby too.

Finally he logs in, and I go to bed, exhausted, but happy that I got some more event colored Reaper babies!

Can you get Tek turrets yet? Been reading your reaper trap venrures and you will benefit from a tek turret big time. Deploy turret, get queen near and go to turret options, put queen on whitelist then the turrets will kill anything except queens. No more mega / purlovia problems :)

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7 hours ago, Donk67 said:

I noticed today that the centre map, pull out map has been rec-covered as though I had never explored it? Strange as I've been on the same server for several months now!? So Guess I'm exploring again! Hope they haven't changed the artifact locations.?

had the same thing happen the other day, heres a tip

go to Program Files\Steam\Steam Apps\Common\Ark\Shooter game\Saved\Local Profiles

make a copy of  localprofile.arkprofile, if your map is gone the next time you log into ark, exit out, delete the localprofile.arkprofile, and rename the copy to that.   Your maps will be restored.  Make sure to make backups of that file often as it stores information about your map, your map pins, skins, and Explorer notes on your local pc.

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4 hours ago, d1nk said:

Can you get Tek turrets yet? Been reading your reaper trap venrures and you will benefit from a tek turret big time. Deploy turret, get queen near and go to turret options, put queen on whitelist then the turrets will kill anything except queens. No more mega / purlovia problems :)

I've never used TEK turrets, and was not aware that this was an option. I will have to look into it. Thanks!

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44 minutes ago, Aushegun said:

I've never used TEK turrets, and was not aware that this was an option. I will have to look into it. Thanks!

TEK turret has many options including max level options. When we made our reaper trap (to kill queen to force a respawn) we had then set to only attack levels 120 or lower so we didnt even have to spyglass or worry about them. Was nice

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Hopped on Valguero today and downloaded 50 cryopods I had made on my island server sense i had more then enough supplies there to do it with, podded up all the dino's at one base we are most likely going to take down, and a few dino's at the main base that we just don't use currently to cut back mainly on food runs.   Simplified it abit only having 3 meat troughs to put food in and 2 veggie troughs. so now only one base to feed dino's at, and still have the little outpost bases (1x1, 3x3) at different spots for fast travel / respawn at some key locations.

Spent some time gathering up meat for the dino's that were still out and noticed that a little 1x1 hut was gone that had stopped me from continuing my building build how I wanted to, so i quickly went back grabbed the rock golem and made some stone pillars and ladders to take over and pillar that spot so I could return to building the design without further interruption.  Iaid down a couple foundation blocks on the outline building area I was working on near my base thats close to a water source, if we get this building done it will be a good place to store the rexs for the boss battles rather then the smaller cramped space they are in right now, i think they'll like not being  packed in like sardines in a tin.

I looked over the spot I was going to build at previously after i had returned, remembering that I'm going to build a tunnel so that even giga could still pass by through the spot, but still have it connected to the main base to transfer across.  pondering ideas on how to make it look abit decorative, thinking about the bridge design I was working on at the island and how that could fit into this bases design too.

Sense the base I have keeps commonly getting referred to as a prison, I might go off the design with that in mind, sticking with a prison like theme for it for the addition, that will require a couple small towers to be built and a bit of trickery with placing some ceiling pieces to make them come together how I am thinking, but all in all I think i can do it to make it look like there are a couple guard towers on each side.

one of these days i'll have to take a screenshot of it and post it so you all can see what it looks like.  I'd like to get more done to it first though, as currently its just mainly the main building, a nice exterior wall around it and two smaller buildings (one the rex are crammed into, the other incomplete at this time). 

After gazing around and thinking about design ideas, i finished up my meat run, fed all the dinos, grabbed berries from the garden, fed the herbivores, and restocked the fertilizer in the garden greenhouse, had just enough to fill them all up again with 1 to spare.

Named the piggies, 1 of 9, 2 of 9, 3 of 9, etc. skipping 7 of 9, and then doing 8 of 9 and 9 of 9.  its a pun, im sure some people will get it.

After i was all done, I ran around the base for awhile, clueless of what to do, thought about doing a couple things, but as i went floor to floor quickly forgot what they were, man my memory... its so flighty at times... night started to fall, lag started rolling in, and i decided to head out, heading upstairs to my room, laying down next to the crafting character on the nice little 'double bed' and logging out for the day.

Got to play ark today for 3 hrs, watched the heat on everything cpu never went above 61c, and gpu never went above 69c.  So far so good with the pc work done to get me back in ark.   Someone commented previously about my idle temps being low but room tempature plays a part in temps for the pc as well, on average the pc room is at 18c most the time, sometimes it gets a little warmer, but all in all it averages around there, so with that it helps to keep the cpu / gpu cooler especially when they are fan cooled.  Keeping your pc dust free inside helps alot as well, dust is a insulator, the more that builds up, the more heat that will build up inside the case.

anyhow I think soon I may be back to playing ark like normal again :) yay! Cheers everyone!

 

 

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I bred a couple rexes to get eggs so my tribe can boss run without the bigger tribes, which I have been working towards for a few days now. I also set up my current 3 juvenile rexes to be ready for imprint when I get back in 5 hours.

I am working on a base over the water where I can actually build a decent sized base, and completely finished the first floor.

Grabbed a bunch of random dimorphs to do cave runs because they're cheap and clear for me, although I'll need to work for the underwater caves.

Started getting set up on ragnorak so I can raise wyvern, and got the expansions to expand myself even further.

Only half of my day so far so I'll be getting more done later

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Pretty short Ark day for me. I got home from work a bit late. Loaded up and sat in my chair while I ate dinner, then made another cake. It's actually the same one, just this one is for sharing. The first one was a test. By the time I got it turned out on the rack to cool I had over 100 eggs ready to pop. Hatched them all. Kept none.

Feeling a bit tired, so I logged for the night.

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PS4 - unofficial cluster - Abberration

 

Continued trapping Reaper Queens in my quest for a Purple reaper baby. And while I was pregnant last night, 3  people logged into the map at the same time.  One of them is "Redneck Wife", who is the same person I gave all of my Valguerro dinos and base to on the old cluster.  Kind of weird to see her join this one too.  I asked her if she was quitting the other cluster, and she said no, jut playing both clusters at the same time.

So I ask them what brings them to Abberration, and they said to get Reapers. So I tell them about my two unlocked Reaper Queen traps as well as the unlocked birthing room next to the trap. I then give them the coordinates.

A few minutes later I notice a person building a trap and base about as close to my base as ARK will allow. (keep in mind this map has only been live for 2-3 weeks, and as far as I know there are only 4 bases on the entire map, with 3 of those being myself, Texas and California. So a very undeveloped map thus far.)

"Umm hello, why are you building a base and trap to close to my base, and you don't need to build a trap, I have two public traps  right over there, you are like 75 yards from it"

Other person : " well there is not much space down here, so we have  to just live with being near each other"

ME: " there is a ton of space, and this is my main base, can't you build farther away, and there is no need for a 3rd Reaper trap in such a tiny area. Just use the public ones"

Rude person: " My trap will be public too, and I'm only building a small base"

Redneck Wife: " Yeah F*** it, we will all have to have our bases near each other"

ME: " really? all of this open space, and you have to build right here?"

 

At that point I just dropped the conversation, and continued doing my thing. then a few minutes later they stop by my base, asking me to grind some stuff in my grinder, and to craft some element for them in my replicator.  I do this for them, and then they take off, I later get a high level queen trapped and alert them about it in the chat, and that they are welcome to get impregnated from her if they want. Zero response from them. 

At this point I was crabby from having these people and their rude behaviour, and I logged off.  I'm afraid to see what they have built when I log in tonight.

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4 hours ago, Aushegun said:

PS4 - unofficial cluster - Abberration

 

Continued trapping Reaper Queens in my quest for a Purple reaper baby. And while I was pregnant last night, 3  people logged into the map at the same time.  One of them is "Redneck Wife", who is the same person I gave all of my Valguerro dinos and base to on the old cluster.  Kind of weird to see her join this one too.  I asked her if she was quitting the other cluster, and she said no, jut playing both clusters at the same time.

So I ask them what brings them to Abberration, and they said to get Reapers. So I tell them about my two unlocked Reaper Queen traps as well as the unlocked birthing room next to the trap. I then give them the coordinates.

A few minutes later I notice a person building a trap and base about as close to my base as ARK will allow. (keep in mind this map has only been live for 2-3 weeks, and as far as I know there are only 4 bases on the entire map, with 3 of those being myself, Texas and California. So a very undeveloped map thus far.)

"Umm hello, why are you building a base and trap to close to my base, and you don't need to build a trap, I have two public traps  right over there, you are like 75 yards from it"

Other person : " well there is not much space down here, so we have  to just live with being near each other"

ME: " there is a ton of space, and this is my main base, can't you build farther away, and there is no need for a 3rd Reaper trap in such a tiny area. Just use the public ones"

Rude person: " My trap will be public too, and I'm only building a small base"

Redneck Wife: " Yeah F*** it, we will all have to have our bases near each other"

ME: " really? all of this open space, and you have to build right here?"

 

At that point I just dropped the conversation, and continued doing my thing. then a few minutes later they stop by my base, asking me to grind some stuff in my grinder, and to craft some element for them in my replicator.  I do this for them, and then they take off, I later get a high level queen trapped and alert them about it in the chat, and that they are welcome to get impregnated from her if they want. Zero response from them. 

At this point I was crabby from having these people and their rude behaviour, and I logged off.  I'm afraid to see what they have built when I log in tonight.

You conversationalists are saints.  I'd have just geared up for war and dropped the hammer on them.

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Official PvE Valguero, all by myself

I finished my dino pen at my new base over near the Abberation Trench and moved my two remaining Stegos (a male and a female) to the pen.  My house is still not large enough tobe useful or much protection from the critters coming out of the Trench, but I am working on it.  Having all of my building equipment on a raft has come in useful.  If I need a lot of stone, I can go sail near a bunch of stone and store it on the raft.  If I need to build Huge Dino Gates, I can build them and store them on the raft until i erect them.

Does anyone know a good source of beaver dams in Valguero that is connected to the central lake?  I found some in mountains in the West, but the lake there is not connected to the central lake and I would have to fly in and out of there.  The resources are great in Valguero, but creating metal has slowed me down unless I can get lots of cementing paste and creating it from scratch will be painfully slow.

 

Caleb68,

When I logged in, the Dire Bear was attacking my Stegos that I was set on passive.  I aggro'ed it by shooting some arrows at it to keep it from killing all of them.  It attacked my house because I was on top of it.  I guess it finished off my house after I logged out.

I do get a few Alpha Rexes and Raptors near the new base that i am building near the Trench and I will try to take preventative measures with eventual metal structures.  On the plus side, I also have an Argentavis nearby that I am hoping to trap and tame soon.  I am not sure if it came because of my proximity to the Trench or because I am near to 50/50 and all things flying drop from the sky from time to time and it wandered over here.

 

Aushegun,

It sounds like pillar time near your base.  You might be able to at least restrict the amount of neighborly encroachment if you act fast.  I might be paranoid from playing PvP in the past, but it sounds like a suspicious setup to me.

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Made it on for a bit tonight, and was actually productive and got things done. I am still aiming for boss fighting. Finally got a few sets of gachas on the go. I had been held up by the fact I could not find the sap gacha as I needed it for veggie cake production, thought it might have gotten lost in transit, but I then remebered that ours died on Ragnarok a while back. Thankfully I traded for one from someone else on the server.

Hatched up the next batch of boss Deinonychus, raised and imprinted 6 and kept two others aside to act as breeders for the Island. A few more batches and I will have a fully functioning (probably sacrificial) deino squad. And while those matured I continued with raising and imprinting on a giga for a bit. Finally a little bit more theri breeding to try and sort out the main breeders. I wasnt hatching for mutations but I ended up hatching quiet a few mutations, nothing useful but I kept a yellow back stripe mutation aside for variety.

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Spent most the day here, fed the dinos, pulled out some eggs and tossed out some Juvi rexs who had 807 melee, colored so they'll add to the stock :).  Hatched one egg and I got a great rex out of it, I shoved 5 meat into it and ..... DC'ed... tried reconnecting couldn't get back in, tried restarting ark and getting back in, didn't work.  rebooted pc, fired up ark and thought for sure the new baby was going to be dead... waited impatiently to get back into the game... it was still alive, i quickly opened its inventory and shoved some meat into it, ignoring the eggs.   It had 10hp left,  barely saved.  grabbed snow owl and healed the baby.

Then i look at the eggs 4 eggs gone... no rexs... decided to check under the floor (sense its hollow) and sure enough 2 rexs down there, nothing special, 808 and 900 melee rexes. the other two eggs had to of vanished out of existence, all 4 were to hatch at the same time.  So two eggs lost to DC and almost a new stat baby rex.

I podded the baby and decided to help a person who was prepping to take a bunch of random tribes with them on two boss runs. I brought over medi brew for all the people and handed it out.  Then after they returned from the first fight I stuck around and helped heal all the rexs with my snow owl so they could head out on the next battle sooner.   There were 3 of us there hitting the rexs with snow owls and they were all back up to full in a short period of time.  and off to the next battle.....

I watched the rexs and people teleport out 5 at a time to the boss battle with about a 10 second delay between them, i thought for sure the server maybe getting ready to die.  Two people ended up getting left behind even though their rexs went in, no rhyme or reason for it to of happened, it was under on rex count and survivor count. so those two missed out on second boss.   again after they returned I helped them heal up the rexs, and someone decided it would be fun to toss out abunch of rexs all around the ob so that the person taking theirs in couldn't move them off the ob.   20 ko'ed rexs all around.... ugg...  The person who was doing the boss runs took some video of it and filed a report, if that can't be considered a form of griefing, I don't know what is...

back to the base i headed, and popped the new rex out for a littlewhile as the lag seemed to of dropped even though there were 32 people running around on the server. I let it grow for abit and stuck it back in cryo, im pretty happy with it though, over a year of breeding rex carefully, i have a nice high stat base now, 30k health, 1.5k stam, 560 weight meh I can boost that, and 1125.4% melee! woot out does the 1007 babies I still have to finish raising:

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refreshed the beds on the island, and headed out for the day, all in all, even with the problem that almost cost me this baby, things went fairly well :)

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