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5 hours ago, Fulton said:

do you have a otter? if so they can hold tons of artifacts.

Of course. I had my prized cyan/blue otter with me, so I grabbed 3 of each artifact. Could only be bothered waiting around for the 3rd of each artifact to respawn.

2 hours ago, caleb68 said:

You can also get artifacts on other maps and bring them over to the map your playing on, some of those are easy to get on Ragnarok.  I've taken artifacts to other maps just because i was missing one or 2 on them.

I could but wheres the fun in that ? I decided that it would be fun to grab all of the artifacts on the Island rather than grabbing them elsewhere. I particularly want to conquer the hard snow cave for the Strong rather than skimping out and grabbing it of Ragnarok.

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4 hours ago, AngrySaltire said:

I could but wheres the fun in that ? I decided that it would be fun to grab all of the artifacts on the Island rather than grabbing them elsewhere. I particularly want to conquer the hard snow cave for the Strong rather than skimping out and grabbing it of Ragnarok.

One my two tribemates and i went in there with rex at first and theri in the smaller tunnel areas further down, and it wasn't too bad, just got to take your time and watch for the little dirt mounds that mark where the perlovia are, im sure if you rush it the cave turns into a nightmare fast, I can see one getting a large swarm rather fast on them doing it that way and dying from it.

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1 hour ago, caleb68 said:

One my two tribemates and i went in there with rex at first and theri in the smaller tunnel areas further down, and it wasn't too bad, just got to take your time and watch for the little dirt mounds that mark where the perlovia are, im sure if you rush it the cave turns into a nightmare fast, I can see one getting a large swarm rather fast on them doing it that way and dying from it.

Thats what I essentially did on my last attempt. I used a rex in the first section and swapped out to a thyla for the smaller tunnel area and then back to the rex again. I took my time and everything fishing out the purlovias where I could. I basically ran out off health on my rexes in the last chamber before the artifact before I had to beat a retreat, I was so close. I like the sound of using theris though for the tunnel part, never thought about that. I'll probably try that out with veggie cakes.

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On 10/10/2019 at 6:54 PM, Kodking194 said:

i not sure the deadon will work on official. also an owl works. or you could just knock him out and force feed him soups to reduce food and water consumption, also feed him and give him health brews. make sure the genny is out of his sight. also have narco traps set all around the outside of the box and possibbly have a turret or two protecting the prisoner if they are important, say a tribe leader. also keep it hidden but make sure its easy to access or close by your base. dont have it in your base, cause if he brakes out u are giving him a free pass to take your stuff and learn your layout. i made that mistake once.

Someone has kidnapped a player or two lol

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I started out the day tossing out babies to have them raise up abit, 5 rexs, 2 megalinias, 1 dieno, and a mana.  As they sat comfortably in my hatchery growing room, i ran around and collected meat, then stone, wood, and some metal.  Cooked the meat, shoved the tek troughs full, and repeated, kept doing this till about noon, at that point I helped my mate take his metal over to go play for a event ice wyvern clone, red and green, he was happy. then back to farming materials.  Managed to get 100k stone and a bit of wood n' thatch to go with it.

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Headed to scorched earth and did 3 caves there, the last one though, we didn't know about the developer placed 'death crate' a red drop that looked like you could get to it but couldn't as you died before you could scale all the way to it.  Rip thyla, tek gear and previous 2 artifacts from the caves. lesson learned.  After retrieving the artifact from that cave we headed back to the island.

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Didn't spend much time there today, just hopped on to feed dinos and left afterwards, I'll be able to work on the base there more though with the materials I collected on the island fo building walls, ceilings, and foundations. that 100k stone should last me till hrm.... tuesday... haha.

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1 minute ago, Fulton said:

thats not a bad gig

so i was out on my new mutated argent which someone gave me for clearing out that greiver along with a velano. and i see a swarm of fliers heading down to a base near viking bay. so i follow and sit on the sea stack near the end of the bay and watch the raid. sadly a solo player's base was blown up in the process. i told my ally about it and he said it common to have constant tribe wars and smaller tribes being caught in the middle of it. i totally fine with wars. but when innocents are being harmed or affected that when i get salty. so i told him about me becoming a bounty hunter. he said to talk to the server owners on discord and fill them in. so i do just that. the owners give me the thumbs up. they built a small stall at the community market where people could put in contracts. i told my ally and the admins to not go exposing my identity. my plan was i join in a a boss battle that is held on the weekends, learn the transmitter and upload my casual character. and when needed i go as my bounty character. so i done that. i also left me some gear and a clone of the argent i got in a vault. i take the stuff as my new character called Bounty, tribe of bounty hunter. so now i all set. i also tamed some pteras and used my allies breeding chamber to combine the stats. so the idea is i use the ptera for stealth. and eventually get a drake. i went to the stall and already had a few contracts. i looked through and the viking bay tribe leader requested for the sky tribe leader to be kidnapped and taken to my interrogation box. so i had my first mission. my first goal was to scout the base. second was to wait for the leader to expose himself. then i would strike. the base was in the red cliffs. on one of the tall flat areas. i say there watching their base. eventually the leader flew out on his griffin. so i had my target. now i had to catch him. it was easy to stay hidden as he seemed to not watch his back. i zoomed in and picked him up. quickly flying away so that he could not whistle his griffin on me. i raced to the box and dropped him in. i contacted my contractor and while i waited i knocked him out and took all of his stuff and placed it in the confiscation vault. they talked and from what i know they are on a probationary treaty. if either of them lift a pinky at the other in a bad way i have orders to take which ever one of them out that made the action. i like being a bounty hunter as it gives me a reason to use my skills in stealth and espionage alot more than usual.

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1 minute ago, Kodking194 said:

so i was out on my new mutated argent which someone gave me for clearing out that greiver along with a velano. and i see a swarm of fliers heading down to a base near viking bay. so i follow and sit on the sea stack near the end of the bay and watch the raid. sadly a solo player's base was blown up in the process. i told my ally about it and he said it common to have constant tribe wars and smaller tribes being caught in the middle of it. i totally fine with wars. but when innocents are being harmed or affected that when i get salty. so i told him about me becoming a bounty hunter. he said to talk to the server owners on discord and fill them in. so i do just that. the owners give me the thumbs up. they built a small stall at the community market where people could put in contracts. i told my ally and the admins to not go exposing my identity. my plan was i join in a a boss battle that is held on the weekends, learn the transmitter and upload my casual character. and when needed i go as my bounty character. so i done that. i also left me some gear and a clone of the argent i got in a vault. i take the stuff as my new character called Bounty, tribe of bounty hunter. so now i all set. i also tamed some pteras and used my allies breeding chamber to combine the stats. so the idea is i use the ptera for stealth. and eventually get a drake. i went to the stall and already had a few contracts. i looked through and the viking bay tribe leader requested for the sky tribe leader to be kidnapped and taken to my interrogation box. so i had my first mission. my first goal was to scout the base. second was to wait for the leader to expose himself. then i would strike. the base was in the red cliffs. on one of the tall flat areas. i say there watching their base. eventually the leader flew out on his griffin. so i had my target. now i had to catch him. it was easy to stay hidden as he seemed to not watch his back. i zoomed in and picked him up. quickly flying away so that he could not whistle his griffin on me. i raced to the box and dropped him in. i contacted my contractor and while i waited i knocked him out and took all of his stuff and placed it in the confiscation vault. they talked and from what i know they are on a probationary treaty. if either of them lift a pinky at the other in a bad way i have orders to take which ever one of them out that made the action. i like being a bounty hunter as it gives me a reason to use my skills in stealth and espionage alot more than usual.

this all happened on saturday. wait till i finish talkin bout sunday.

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so i am now the servers bounty hunter. i can be hired by anyone to kill or abduct anyone, i can also be hired as a mercenary. so i woke up and logged onto the server. i go check out the contract box and sweet mama. i have a but load of contracts. so turns out this solo guy who lives in the middle of the desert has been blowing peoples bases up and wiping peoples progress. so i have bout 10 tribes asking for the same guy to be taken out. so i prep for a raid and head out. surprisingly this guy has very little turrets set around his base. instead he has velanos. dont get me wrong they good and all but they did not even shoot. so i set his walls with C4 and blew them up. his base was literally the weakest base ever. little turrets. no base defence what so ever. i blew another hole into his main base and started looking for him. being a master in hiding i checked all the places i could think of, and i found him crouching under his bed. i tranq him and loot him. i then cuff him and bola him. picked him up with my ptera and carried him to the box. i later returned and destroyed the rest of his base. i know have him locked up in my bounty prison. no one knows where it is. so i have my first prisoner locked up and i cant wait to fill it up with more prisoners. i also tamed some rexes with my ally. so cant wait till this afternoon when i can play again.

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Well, I've had a relatively dull Ark week since my last post. Partly why I haven't posted, there just isn't anything worth talking about. Week 3 of hunting for a rex saddle bp came and went without success. I haven't been playing as much simply because, well, I'm getting bored. I don't want to start too many side projects on this map when I know anything I do now I'll probably have forgotten about by the time I come back to The Island, so literally everything I've been doing is investing in boss fights.

And even continuing breeding, my lines haven't been giving me that much success either. I've advanced my rex HP stack by 2 and melee not at all.

My spino HP stack has advanced by 2, hitting just under 9k at hatch now. I don't plan to make this my main line anyway, it's just for fun. I vastly prefer aberrant spinos for their awesome glowyness and also because they really need that extra 5% boost to melee imo.

The most exciting part of the weekend was taming a max level tapejara; Halloween themed to boot:

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She doesn't have a name yet, and I kind of don't want to jinx it by naming her since she's my only tape. Stats aren't great, but she's immediately become my de facto drop runner because she's so much faster and more maneuverable than the workhorse argents. I actually forgot how much I enjoy flying on these, it's been so long since I had one. Hopefully I can get her a mate at some point and breed up a baby. Eventually I think I'd like to have a stamina focused breeding line, maybe with HP and some weight too. Melee, not really useful on these but then that's what the tek saddle is for. I wish they actually came in tek variant. I think anything that has a tek saddle should have a wild tek variant, because normal saddles look silly on tek animals and a tek saddle is 1000x cooler on a tek animal.

Also since spinos don't have an alpha variant they should come in tek and have a tek saddle too. They don't even get a bone costume and they would look amazingly terrifying if they did. Anyway.

That's about it for me. Just alternating between breeding and drop running. Taking a bit of a break from swamp cave, I am so, so sick of it and the stupid arthros constantly breaking my armor. It's a cheap mechanic that doesn't make the cave harder, it just makes it more irritating to go through. I don't even die if all 3 sets of armor breaks, I have enough HP to survive the run back out again. So it's just a waste of time and resources. At least running drops I get to look around for neat things, like the tape that I found as I was out and about scouting for red drops by the volcano.

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Been a few weeks since I posted here but I made plenty of progress.

As for my solo series, I am coming along very well on Aberration and I'm almost ready to take on Rockwell (gamma).
- Built a tek replicator along with a proper base.
- Bred some megalosaurus for a trip down in the red (drake eggs)
- Hatched and raised a dozen 180+ rock drakes. (A 185 hatched at 380% melee!)
- Got my hands on a first trash reaper, from a 85 queen.
- Also gave birth later on this week to a 220 reaper (from a 145 queen).
- Crafted a cloning chamber, for the upcoming reaper army. Just need to place the damn thing properly....

Regarding the solo video recordings, I did a few more, yet to be published :
- Beta Broodmother.

- Beta Megapithecus.
- Gamma dragon.

As for the ice themed map, I'll pause the work on it for now due to IRL constraints.
In fact, I'm looking to change jobs and will undertake classes in cyberscurity at the university this winter.

Cheers!

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2 hours ago, Cymas said:

Taking a bit of a break from swamp cave, I am so, so sick of it and the stupid arthros constantly breaking my armor. It's a cheap mechanic that doesn't make the cave harder, it just makes it more irritating to go through. I don't even die if all 3 sets of armor breaks, I have enough HP to survive the run back out again. So it's just a waste of time and resources. At least running drops I get to look around for neat things, like the tape that I found as I was out and about scouting for red drops by the volcano.

Beautiful colors on that tape, well done!

As for the swamp cave, may I suggest trying it with a megatherium. Arthros can't reach you directly with their spit and you can navigate the whole cave from it whitout having to cryo it (besides the entrance). 2 spots specifically will require some elbow grease to fit the damn thing but it's so easy to handle the rest of the cave.

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PS4 - Unofficial Cluster

 

This weekend I managed to finally start transferring all of my dinos and stuff from my Valguerro base in the aberration zone, over to my preferred base location near the spire along the lake. It is a large flat space, so I started building a medium sized barn. I got it all done except the roof, which I will need to do, as this cluster allows dino pick up, and I'm wary of some troll picking up and moving my small dinos.

I got all the necessary appliances installed except for a cooker, which I will do later. I transferred all of the resources and nearly everything else from the underground location. Just have some more artifacts back at the old location.

I then transferred over some of my Reapers from Abberration, so I now have about 15 Reapers on Valguerro.  I will use some of them to fight the broodmother, along with my Megatheriums.

 

Over on Abberration, I ran into a cold streak with the Reapers, only getting normal looking babies, and finding fewer and fewer Queens. On Friday the server event was switched to Easter, so I had hoped for some cool colored babies, but I ended up only getting 2 colored babies out of 6-7 pregnancies, and the colors were boring.

So I took a break and went looking for shine horns or other cool dinos. I decided I wanted some cool high level Abberrant Spinos, so I kept looking until i got back up into the Green zone along the river. I ended up finding and taming a pair of near max level Spinos. 

After demolishing my trap, it got dark very quickly, but I noticed a fire in the distance, so I made my way over to it.  The name of the tribe was new to me, and the base was unfinished and mostly made from thatch walls.  So I called out in chat since I could tell the person was online.  A moment later the person arrived back at their base. naked with no light (in the dark of Abberration)

I asked them if they were new, and he said yes, just started that day. He asked me a few questions, as he hadn't played in many months, and had forgotten how to tame dinos. He also noticed my Owl, and wondered how I got one. I told him that this is a 3 map cluster, and that I transferred over the Owl from another map that I had tamed it on. And that flyers were allowed on this map.

I then went thru my inventory and dumped a bunch of stuff for him. (I had been hitting drops while searching for Spinos)  I didn't give him anything OP, since I want him to work a little, but certainly enough stuff to make his life easier.  He said thank you and I was off back to my base.

I then hit the Drake trench and came away with about 16 eggs, including about 5 very high level eggs, and one that was I hoped a cool event colored one.

Got back to base and transferred the eggs to Ragnarok, as I have a drake capable hatchery already built there.

Hatched up the 5 high level eggs, and got 2 sets of twins,  and I was correct about the color event egg, as it was bright blue and pink with black just like the one I killed while stealing it.

One other was a bright green with Yellow.

So I spent the rest of the evening raising and imprinting those, while working on my Rag base.  I tamed a max level colored Anky, as I needed one for Valguerro, and I also went out and tamed some max level veloansaurs. I was really lucky, and found 2 max females and 1 max male in less than 30 minutes (The velos were added to the Rag desert)

I plan on bring some Velos along with my Rexes and Yuty, next time I do the Rag bosses.

Finally I was exhausted and logged off for the weekend.

 

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Been a few day since posting last. Got the GF to start playing as well so now got extra help gathering and hunting. Tamed a new ptera and was enjoying being mobile again but that got killed by a raptor sadly. Tamed a Trike yesterday but got that one killed because apparently it has a Huge hit box and I hit another trike on accident trying to gather berries and it called its friends in to attack me and my trike. Got a couple dodos (Pinky and Hal Jordan) and two jerboas as well cause I love those little things. Tamed a doedicurus to try and help gather stone and metal and figured out that it doesn't gather metal so next on the list is a steggo which I've seen a few nearby. Also tamed a NEW ptera this morning as well so am about to fly. Made myself a raft to be able to go across the river to gather the good trees instead of the driftwood on the beach and I'm currently working on a barn to store all the dinos we have currently and any future ones. 

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I hatched my new wyvern on Val. An ice wyvern level 165, not too sure if the stats are good but he will surely help me get more eggs without dying a million times. Thought about taming but 2x ended and I was not feeling up to it. Tried to gather special eggs for kibble. Sat around my base and stared at my baby wyvern afk. Just waiting for it to grow now :)

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so i raided someone yesterday afternoon. nothing too big. i heard he had an op rifle BP so i broke in and took it. i intend on return it. the dude did not want to share it with the server so i made it my mission to steal if from him to share with rest of server. best thing is i did not leave a trace to say it was me so he should not have found it was me, sadly someone leaked it was me and now i am a wanted man by one of the most weaponized tribes on the server. so i decided to upload my casual character and go as bounty. so i arrive at my store and if find the guy who i raided there waiting. for a moment i thought he knew i was the bounty hunter and my casual players. anyway i ask him what he want and he says he wants me to kill kodking. so to recap i raided a base for the strongest longneck rifle BP on the server which has over 1000 damage. and now i have been hired to hunt down and kidnap myself. ii asked what he planned to do with kodking and he said that was personal. so i accept due to the fact at my stall a sign says i can be hired to kill anyone for the right price. i am also being payed 1000 element for this. i fly by my base and find it has been raided. luckily i cryoed and stored my tames in my secret waterfall base as i had a felling he would raid me. i cant figure out what to do. i cant kill myself and hand myself over. if anyone got any ideas i am open to suggestions. also tamed some rexes and therizinos on my singal player world.

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This morning was an emotional roller coaster of events. First while flying around trying to find obsidian and crystal so I can make more upgrades to our base I must have ended up where I died a while back because there up in the sky just flapping happily away was the pteranodon that I thought I had lost a week ago! I was on cloud 9 and I should have known that it wasn't gonna last because this game sucks like that... Made it back to base with my MIA ptera and the one that I tamed the other morning. Parked them in their area and proceeded to jump on my Arky to try and get some more metal and rock to finish the walls of the barn I'm trying to make before I leave for a week. Can we talk about the sensitivity of trikes for a moment. Because I didn't even see this one in my view and when I went to get some berries out of a bush I some how triggered this thing to attack me and down went me and my Arky..(RIP Bumi) Ok I'm upset that its gone but I got the saddle back and it wasn't that big of a level so I can tame another one. No big deal. So I  start to run around and try and gather things that I need to get a tame going run back to base and I see my jerboas and dodos going crazy in the corner of our base and hear a ruckus outside. I run out and see that a raptor came and tried to eat my doedi which caused my lower level ptera to fly down and start attacking which ONCE AGAIN caused a trike to join the fight and dragged a turtle in the fight as well. When it was all said and done the turtle, trike and raptor were dead, but so was my ptera (RIP Sherri). Found a new Anky to tame and with the help of my GF who watched it for me while I got ready for work we are only down on bird. (Please don't die soon Toph) But on the plus side got some large planter boxes built and have crops growing so hopefully soon I can start making kibble which will help with taming of things and not having to rely on trying to scrounge for narco berries all the time. 

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As it has been a while since I played actively, I decided to hunt around and see what I had been working on - breeding wise. 

Sabers, Daedons and as usual my Pteras - so hatched and popped a few out.

Im not looking for anything totally out there as I know I can get some from friends on the server at silly levels, other than Pteras as mine are one of the higher ones out there but my Saber came out at 259 with a high HP stat missing so that should be bred at 285 by the end of it, just trying to get a set of colours on it now too... could take me a few weeks.

The Daedon came out at 265 but with a silly high HP stat still to go on it, so that should pop out 290 if my calculations are correct.

Finally... finally... finally, I got a new (mut free) Stam stat from a friends random event catch for me. Its only a 517 but its better than my current clean 495 so I will trash all my old lines, get my clean line up and running again before getting my mut lines starting all over again with my new clean bird haha. For those who know me on this thread... my pteras have not had any new stats for a long long time :(

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