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so if you have read my last few posts u know i have two survivors on a server. a bounty hunter/ mercenary and a casual player. so the other day i raided a base to take a rifle blue print that a survivor did not want to share with the community. so using my casual player i raided the base and took the blue print. bty the longneck has over 1000 damage, so it will be a taming and combat beast. anyway i go into hiding as the dude is now bent on killing me and my destroying everything i have. so i uploaded him after safely storing everything i have in my hidden water fall base and i downloaded my bounty hunter survivor. so i went to my stall and guess who is there. the guy i raided, he hired me to kill kodking, which is my casual survivor. i had no idea what to do. but when i told my friend on the server about it he offered to upload his casual character and make a character that looks exactly like mines which is not hard as i just go with default build with red eyes and cyan hair. so he names himself kodking and names his tribe after mine.. i knock him out and take him to my bounty base where the dude comes to interogate my friend. all he basicly done was threaten to destroy everything unless he got his BP back. my friend said to die in a hole. so the dude just raged and left the base. he did say to throw my friend in the jail cells. i done so but let him out later. he changed back to his normal survivor and that my delemir was sorted. i doubt this will be the last time this happens. also been breeding those theriz and rexes i tamed on my singal player world

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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

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Well.... after much thought, I decided to start prepping for the Halloween event, Need to get some extra base defenses up, so I tossed out a few eggs and nine hatchings later...

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I had a bakers dozen of baby velon and some nice colored ones to my surprise. My tribe mate sat around chatting with me and finished off his dieno he was raising while I worked on the velon, I got most of them up to 5% today before calling it quits on raising them, cryo'ed them all up and stuck them away.  Afterwards I headed out on the giga for a meat run to restock all the fridge's, man these little guys sure do eat a lot lol.  The plan is to get these ones raise, 1/2 will say at this base with their parents to help defend it, and the other half will join more velon that are being raised by my other tribemate to defend our Valguero base.

My other tribemate hopped on valguero and surrounded our base with behemoth gates temporarily for when the event kicks off, a extra layer of protection to the base never hurt, and sense they had been gotten on extinction it didn't take long to get all the gates to do so.  Were also going to be adding some crop plots to line the outer walls and the large dino pen we just got made with plant species X,  I took 100 seeds over to valguero just for that purpose, again, a temporary thing as we don't know which of the two dodo's will be spawning there, and the regular wyvern people pull around to others bases is bad enough.

After the meat run, I got home restocked my fridges and at exactly 11:12 PM GMT the steam network went down and ark closed faster then pressing ALT+F4,  at first I thought the game crashed, but nope it was the steam network.  Once I got ark fired back up and got back into game, every map I play on had Zero players.  Seems this took out all zones on steam, everyone got dropped, talked to a german friend and a uk friend once they hopped back on the server and the same thing happened to them.   we all thought "Man, Feel sorry for all those people who were doing a boss battle / tek cave",  luckily for me I had just finished restocking my fridges and was about to laydown on my bed to call it a night when it happened.

So, tomorrow i'm going to be tossing these little guys back out to get them up to 10% and move the ones that are going over to valguero over to that server to be raised up with the other babies there this weekend.  Then the ones still on the island i'll be able to breed with the current Velon and get more eggs going, and perhaps some more nice color mixes out of it.  Hey, if you gonna have dino's as base defense, they might as well look pretty :D 

Cheers all!

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Official PVE Valguero, all by myself.

Some freindly neighbors gave my a baby Rex in a cryopod.  I thought that whoover threw out the cryopod owned the dino, but now that i have fed it for a while it is asking for attention from the person that hatched the dino (not the same one who gave me the cryopodded dino).  I have tried disowning it and claiming it and I have tried disowning it, cryopodding it, rethrowing it, and then reclaiming it.  Nothing I do makes the dino want attention from me and I cannot raise it any further.  Although I am appreciative of the gitft, I am frustrated at not being able to use it.

1)  Can I do anything about this now?

2)  How can I prevent this from happening in the future?  I know that people can trade cryopodded dinos.  Does it not work for babies? Should I have disowned and reclaimed before feeding it?

Thanks for any info.

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Official PVE Valguero, all by myself.

1)  Can I do anything about this now?

2)  How can I prevent this from happening in the future?  I know that people can trade cryopodded dinos.  Does it not work for babies? Should I have disowned and reclaimed before feeding it?

Thanks for any info.

babies remain imprinted to whoever claimed the baby when it was born reguardless who the cryo'ed baby was given to, imprinting can not be changed in game without the assistance of a GM to do it.

to prevent it from happening in the future, have them give you a egg instead, or be there for the birth of a mammal, and claim the baby yourself.

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Well.... after much thought, I decided to start prepping for the Halloween event, Need to get some extra base defenses up, so I tossed out a few eggs and nine hatchings later...

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I had a bakers dozen of baby velon and some nice colored ones to my surprise. My tribe mate sat around chatting with me and finished off his dieno he was raising while I worked on the velon, I got most of them up to 5% today before calling it quits on raising them, cryo'ed them all up and stuck them away.  Afterwards I headed out on the giga for a meat run to restock all the fridge's, man these little guys sure do eat a lot lol.  The plan is to get these ones raise, 1/2 will say at this base with their parents to help defend it, and the other half will join more velon that are being raised by my other tribemate to defend our Valguero base.

My other tribemate hopped on valguero and surrounded our base with behemoth gates temporarily for when the event kicks off, a extra layer of protection to the base never hurt, and sense they had been gotten on extinction it didn't take long to get all the gates to do so.  Were also going to be adding some crop plots to line the outer walls and the large dino pen we just got made with plant species X,  I took 100 seeds over to valguero just for that purpose, again, a temporary thing as we don't know which of the two dodo's will be spawning there, and the regular wyvern people pull around to others bases is bad enough.

After the meat run, I got home restocked my fridges and at exactly 11:12 PM GMT the steam network went down and ark closed faster then pressing ALT+F4,  at first I thought the game crashed, but nope it was the steam network.  Once I got ark fired back up and got back into game, every map I play on had Zero players.  Seems this took out all zones on steam, everyone got dropped, talked to a german friend and a uk friend once they hopped back on the server and the same thing happened to them.   we all thought "Man, Feel sorry for all those people who were doing a boss battle / tek cave",  luckily for me I had just finished restocking my fridges and was about to laydown on my bed to call it a night when it happened.

So, tomorrow i'm going to be tossing these little guys back out to get them up to 10% and move the ones that are going over to valguero over to that server to be raised up with the other babies there this weekend.  Then the ones still on the island i'll be able to breed with the current Velon and get more eggs going, and perhaps some more nice color mixes out of it.  Hey, if you gonna have dino's as base defense, they might as well look pretty :D 

Cheers all!

@caleb68, if you ever played during the fear evolved the dodorex and wyvern were har dto kill cause we did not have the op gear we can get now, and with all the new creatures and breeding for mutations. i doubt the dodorex or dodowyvern will be a problem for you. but just in case i applaud you for prepping for the event.     

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Well, a surprisingly productive day for me today.

No luck on the red drops, naturally. In fact I only saw one today anyway and it had junk in it.

I ended up doing some work around the base, got my forge back up and running and connected the greenhouse to the main base building. Ended up making space for another crop plot so I threw some more narcos down. Can never have too many with the amount of spoiled meat I generate...

While I was scouting drops on my tape I was also just roaming around, looking at everything. Not much else to do these days.

Found a 140 male tape. Lured him home to my taming pen and tamed him up. Sadly he's ugly and his stats don't do much for me, but at least I can breed with my female to get an imprinted baby with hopefully all of mom's colors.

Also found a 145 iguanodon which I'm not sure but might actually have been leftover from the 4th of July event, since I haven't dino wiped on this map at all I still come across them randomly now and again. Tamed it because it also had stats I was looking for, didn't tame out as well as I expected but hey, it's blue and looks pretty.

Also got a 174 tek para, I'm collecting tek animals mostly for looks when I get to tek tier. I have a neat raptor already too.

Then I got super duper lucky on eggs. Got a double mut on my spino line, sadly not usable because of the second mut but it did get colors I can put together with one of the spinos I have saved for color morph projects, so that's nice. Then I got a new melee stack for the rexes. Almost immediately after that I got an HP stack to go with it. Awesome. So that's 6 melee and 8 HP and finally starting to hit numbers beyond anything possible in the wild.

Honestly I think I did more today than all weekend. Pretty happy overall, and considering some interesting base expansion plans. Basically just trying to fill the gap while I pray for a rex saddle bp to rain from the red drops in the sky. Or the swamp cave, when I feel inclined to go back in there. Currently I don't, just bored of it now.

Literally all I need on The Island is that bp, a female allo to breed with my 2 males, and a pair of basilos to breed for the underwater caves. That's it. Although tbh I might be able to make do with my spinos for the underwater caves as long as I can avoid the cnidaria. Their melee isn't the best but I have an asc saddle and my best one hatches with 9.2k HP, which doesn't sound like a lot compared to a rex, but is quite respectable for a spino. That's 61 points and about 4 muts shy of 10k base. It makes me very happy seeing how strong my death puppies are getting.

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Logged into valguero to help my mate find a dino, noticed message in tribe log, went to go look, found someone found the same person who griefed me before found a new way to grief people.   Tribemate put behemoth gates all around main building to prevent further griefing there.   I was pissed.  logged out, filled out a support ticket, and gave wildcard a freaking book to read about what happened.   Not a happy camper.  Doubt anything will be rectified with this one, and asked them sense that will most likely be the case if they could remove a pillar that's been blocking me for some time for the original spot I wanted to build at.

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Another tribe there wanted to show me the tek forcefield, we both came to the conclusion it would be ideal for using at your egg rooms / hatchery, to keep eggs and babies safe from both players who like to steal eggs, and players who like to kite dinos to you babies.   Found this can also be used to prevent meshing, however requires 10 element per hour at highest setting.

 

Not a happy player today.  3 times total now I've been griefed by the same player.

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Well after being griefed multiple times by the same tibe, I closed off my gateway that allowed them to pass through,  now they either have to walk around my base, or go around a large rock formation on the opposite side to get to the flat area where the unicorn spawns and sheep.  Don't think i should be nice and leave my gateway open for them to pass through if they are going to do things like that to me.

Today was probably a pretty boring day to most people, I spent most of it crafting and placing parts of my base up. I expanded the courtyard on the back side, and people can still get around but gave me more room to place dino's outside, just need to get the dino leash engram off extinction now and craft a few of them to place around the inner courtyard.   It also gives me more room to build utility buildings for the main base that will be protected behind our wall.

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in the background you can see my house thats currently surrounded with the behemoth gates my tribemate put down, this is a temporary solution for a ongoing problem.  The wall there in front of the house will be coming down that separates the two courtyards after i finish building the new exit gate there on the left.  as you can see there are still pieces that need to be placed but its coming along alright so far.  Now if I could just get that one pillar removed thats blocking me on the other side so I can finish up the wall over there.

once the two parts are done that should give us ample room for our dinos and babies we are bringing over to valguero.  The little corner towers are going to be for plant species X to give some additional protection to the base, and were discussing putting some along the walls as well. Also made two clones of my heavy hitter rock golem to bring over to valguero for some additional protection inside the wall.  So this side is pretty much what i got done today, tomorrow, more crafting to finish off the corner towers and the gate entrance, then perhaps heading off to a extinction server to learn a couple engrams.

 

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worst day of my ark life ever, so riley recently got a ps4 and bought ark. our friend hornet also parently has a ps4 and ark even though when i asked the group riley and i play with they all said no or dont have ark on it. so riley said hornet has been playing on an official server, it is pve and lightly populated. but the few people that do play on it are friendly. so i figure sounds ok. so hornet sends us an invite to join the server. i dont know the name of the server and honestly it does not matter cause now when ever i have official set as active all i have to do to join it is press join last server played on. or what ever it called. anyway the map is val. riley and i spawned on the beach opposite from the white cliffs. we made the usual pick and hatchet. next was spears. me being the more experienced player we decided i would be the one to get the first set of metal gear. i forgot how long it take to harvest enough stone for even on mortar. let alone 2. so we made a 4x4 thatch hut. we tamed some dodos and lystros. dodos to make kibble and the lystros for the experience. we started breeding the dodos to get more females. now i remember. so we finally got our first forge up and places what tiny amount of metal we had in there. as i was out collecting berries i find a moschops. its lvl 20. and it want mejos. so i feed it, next it want tintos. i give it that then it want organic poly. it finally tamed and we had our first tame. not what we wanted but hey u gatta work with what ya got. i used chops to harvest some narcos and make some narcotics. we made a smithy and crafted our first pick. i used it to get metal form the river rocks. we had enough to make another pick, 2 hatchets and 2 pikes. i worked on collecting resources to make a raft while Riley made 5 more mortars. he worked on collecting stone and flint to make spark powder to level up. we were lvl 30 and doin fine. we bout to start building raft when all of a sudden a giga comes from nowhere and kil us and our dodos. chops ran into the water, i forgot to whistle passive. i respawn and run back over. and in the sky is a dude on a ptera watchign us. i ask him in chat if he done this. he said he sure did and was proud of it. i asked why and he said he wanted to take our stuff. he must not have realised we had very little. the guy was already in  flak and had a ptera, so he was surely more kitted than us. i ran into the water and got chops. riley was screaming at the mic cursing the dude. i said he cant hear u it no point. we managed to get away with chops and our bodies. i had the raft and riley also snagged the 50 metal ingots we had along with the spark powder. we made it to the white cliff beach and sat there for a bit. the griever f*cked off so we could relax. but there was not a lvl 65 giga across from us. i asked on chat and people said he was new to the server. he joined a few days ago and had built in the snow. he has been dragging dinos into bases and he has been clearing the beaches with a giga he found. as we were builing a new base we see an argent. "great, he's back" i said. turns out it was the guy who i was talking to in chat. he gave us 2 cryoed argent, a beaver, deodic, anky, two gachas both with element dust and they can breed, a rex, a pair of mutated breeding velanos and a few other small tames. he also gave us some decent bits of armor including a full set of asc flak and master craft ghillie. we also got some guns and some a bunch of building suplies. most of the tames were mutated or at least bred. they all had names indicating what mutations they had and how many in each stat. also forgot to mention he gave us saddles for al the creatures. i just want to take a minute to say thx to this guys. dude if you happen to be reading this thx alot. we really apreciate you helping us and expecting nothing in return. if only all ark players were like that. ok so anyway we built a base near that tall rock thing btween the redwood area and the white cliffs. the guy gave us a decent amount of metal structures including gates so first thing we done was block all ways up to our base. next we built a main house. then i used my awsome buidling skills to make a barn for us to store some of our dinos in. i have started on a breeding pen. if riley and i end up choosing to stay and we get to tek stage we plan on making an underwater base to store and do things like breeding. nothing underwater can brake tek. but that is way off. i logged off to do my assingments but riley said he wanted to keep goin. i logged on this morning and found had had finished the breeding pen and had bred the velanos. there was and egg in the fridge. we are gonna play this afternoon and hoepfully meet up with hornet when he logs on.

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Took a break on Wednesday.

Yesterday ended up being productive.

Ran swamp cave and hit 2 red drops outside, nothing again.

Headed back to base. Popped some spino eggs, got the HP mut I needed for my stack.

Looked at my pair of tapejaras and decided to go ahead and breed them. The stats aren't the best but tapes are rare, and I've found myself grabbing the female more often than the argents these days. Long story short I've now got 5 tapejaras; the original female I'm keeping, a perfect stat pair, a cyan mut I happened to pop, and:

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I named her Boo, being that it's October and all. She didn't get all of my stats, but I feel like she got the best possible color combination out of her parents. It's weird to feel this way about pixels but sometimes you tame/hatch an animal and you just immediately get attached to it, well that's why I decided to keep Boo instead of rebreeding her colors onto a full stat tape. This isn't an active breeding line or anything anyway, the stats are not bloodline quality, but it was something to do and now I have backup tapes in case I need them.

I also bred a mutated pair of spinos I had kept aside for color projects and got both of the combinations I wanted out of them, so I'm quite happy with that. Neither project is finished, need to get lucky on color muts. It'll mess the counter up something fierce, but these are only for colors so it makes no difference. I'll breed the stats in later and the counter won't matter then anyway.

The new rexes grew up and I put them into breeding rotation.

And that was about it for the day. Spent most of it popping eggs and managing the babies. I really need somewhere to house all these birds, my little deck has enough space for my "rescue ranger" ptera and my 3 main argents, but definitely not enough room for 5 tapes, plus all of the breeding argents I have scattered around. Still looking for a high weight argent to tame too.

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I logged in, bred more Pteras and started raising my Bary line. It came out at 268 but I think there is another stat in there somewhere, just so many cryopods to go through and try and find my stats.

Other than that, it was a quiet couple of days on ARK, nothing new to report... roll on Halloween for some new Ptera colours.

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Spent the day trying to hide from my korean/chinese/russian overlords. Hell if i know what they are it just shows up as boxes anyways. Spent 3 days in game and have little to show besides a ptera and some cheap tames but im determined. They can wipe everyone else off server but ill still be there waiting for the day they fall even if i spend months naked living in a hidden stone box with nothing lol.

I wanted a sheep so i could get mutton to tame something half decent. I was in hide with metal tools at least and my ptera was decent. I was poking around highlands on Rag. Always seems like  bad idea to go to highlands. Anywho one of them drops down by me on a lvl 280 something griff. He picks me up and i poke him with my sad pike and he puts me down a couple times. He says hes gunna give me something. Turned out to be some garbo hide and fiber and a cryopod. I played the thankful noob and took the cryopod but i was a lil suspicious. I never did get my sheep cuz i ate my cake when he landed.

A lil while later im flying around looking for i forget what prolly crystal or something. I see the guy on the griff. I set down to recover stam on the ptera and the guy comes at me. I can take maybe 4 hits max before im dead. I fly up and dart away. He pursues me, trying to tear me out of the air. I realize the motive behind that cryopod. Odds are pretty good he simply wanted to kill me later and take the sheep. I shoot between a brontos legs. I knew i couldn't win this fight and I knew my odds of survival were slim but i was determined to make a go of it at least. I try to aggro him onto anything i can. I want him to waste stamina. My only chance is to evade long enough for his mount to tire or to lose him in the dense vegetation.

I juke like a bat as he spins around for another dive at me. I spiral around a cliff and weave between trees, anything to make it harder for him to track me. Any time i broke away for a few seconds i would drop into a bush to hide and recover stam while he wasted some time looking for me. He was never far behind and he knew it but that tiny reprieve would buy me time and energy to leap into the air and evade him again. I managed to break away and dive into the canyons to escape. I dropped and hid in a bush and held my breath. One heartbeat... two.. three it went on forever. I forcefed my poor tired and bloody ptera. Something griffin shaped hit the waterfall. I dunno if it was him or not cuz griffs do spawn there and freq fall off the cliffs above. I wasn't taking any chances though. If it was him he would have been kicked off his mount the minute he hit the water. I leapt up, rapidly scaling the cliffs and disappeared into the forest. I took the long way home, always clinging to cover and always looking over my shoulder. Was a hell of an escape i didn't think id pull off honestly. I def felt like the mouse fleeing the cat.

I found out just skeevy and hostile the alphas are. Bring it on then lol. Go take my crap out of my sad stone box. But one day when you've grown fat and complacent I'll be there.

 

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Today sadly I lost my character on xbox pvp small tribes during a transfer.  Wild Card was quick to respond but still sad I lost the little I had but happy I'll get my levels back at least.  It took about 2 hours from the time I submitted the ticket to get a response which I was glad about since other posts put the ticket response time to a few weeks.  I have to wait till Monday night to get my exp back but until then I guess I'll just hand harvest and attempt to start taming something.  

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Well no griefing today found at the base, so that's good.  Spent most the day on here, first making parts to finish the gate on the courtyard, and taring down part of the old gate that was put up, got it and the corner towers done, then decided to work on the velon for abit, so I hopped on the island and brought tbe baby velon over to valguero.  Tossed them all out and got them lined up.  Got all but 3 up to 10+%, the other three are just shy of it.  So next time i'll be able to toss them out and put them on the feeding troughs.   That'll be good, maybe get them all done this weekend while getting meat is easier :) 

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The dino pen is unfinished inside, but the walls and gates are up, and the 4 tek troughs in the middle of the room cover pretty much the whole area for it, which is good, theres a few spots that won't be hit but its covered enough to put the rexs in here and our flyers.   Still want to get another 4 tek troughs going in there so that there are 8 total, that way when the babies are out I won't have to refill them as often.   I think were just going to do 8 at a time when they are up, my mate brought over 9 baby velon of his own too to raise, so that's 22 in total that we have to raise still. 

going to pop back on a little later to check the troughs, they are all full of cooked meat but I'm not sure how fast these little guys are going to empty them out, it took them a hour to take one down 3/4ths the way so im thinking 4 hours tops, but im gonna check sooner then that just to be on the safe side, Never left babies out before when I've been offline on official servers so this will be a new thing for me... just want to get them all done and over with, so I can move on to some others that take much much longer to raise.

 

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Logged in after dinner and immediately teleported from my tek sleeping pod out into the water in front of my base where I discovered a bunch of dinos that shouldn't have been there...all on passive, none on follow/wander. Then I checked the log and found 16 dead dinos without explination, most which were irreplaceable stat/colored dinos from nearly two years of events.

Official Island 82.

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So …. I went back online to check to see how the babies were doing, when I got on I opened the tribe log to see if they were all still alive... yep they were... but I also found the harassments from the one tribe continues.  I have yet another CoC against me and I'm sure its the same tribe causing the issue, that or the two sister tribes he has on there now, as both those players are sitting inside his base.   I use to like this server, I've been very friendly to people, helped a lot of new people out with gear and dinos to the point I have no spares left.   And this one tribe continues to harass me, now using CoC twice thus far to do it....  

As a result of this, I've found myself not wanting to help new players anymore,  I've destroyed my little hut I built that had forges, a smithy, campfires, chairs for them to sit on.  I destroyed the newbie hatching pen I made as well.   Removed my pillars that were protecting the resources at newbie island and will be destroying my house there as well.   I use to be a friendly person, now, I think not so much.   I've locked the air conditioned hatchery I had for public use as well at the chalk cliffs, no more free use there.   

I had been working on this base sense the map came out, and haven't had one complaint from anyone, matter of fact I had several of the dominant tribes tell me how nice my base was coming along.  I may very well leave Valguero, Sense 2015 I've never had one CoC aganst me, but now, Staff seems to be laxed, doesn't bother to look whats going on properly and just goes in and deletes peoples stuff for no reason other then someone else built up against it then filed a CoC….

I left the babies out, they are my tribemates, he wants them left out else I would of put them away with some other dino's I put away tonight.  My friendly server has become toxic to the extreme... and there is nothing I can do about it.... seems even here in the forums when you try to explain whats going on, people even have to be toxic about it.  It saddens me.

… ark player losing their love for ark now ...

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Logged in for the first time in a while. Couldn't remember what I was doing last so checked my inventory but no joy, checked my argy and lo and behold enough adobe foundations to finish the floor at castle base. Learnt the large (4 high) adobe wall engram for the next stage. Crafted some cryopods to collect the allos and friends from beach base and put them in castle before Fear Evolved.

Next up I need to hop back to the other maps and make sure all dinos are as safely put away as possible and taming supplies are topped up in case there are cool colours around, also need to craft up ammo and lots of it judging from what I've read.

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logged in to check on my tribemates velon sense he had been on last, 2 1/2 hrs and only one trough was down to 67 food, all the babies were fine. delievered some eggs to a friend there that I had brought over before that almost got destroyed do to the griefing.   logged out.   have no desire to play ark this morning.

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Spent a bit of time since the last post raising up some of the new theris to form up the next line of boss theris incase the current squad is lost in a fight, quiet likely as I plan to do most of not all the bosses at alpha level... While I did that I raised up two quetzals from d1nks quetzal line over a few nights, finished them tonight. With the announcement of Fear Evolved I have been trying to work out if I can actually take on the dodorex, assuming the event is like the last ones. I have a feeling all my gigas and various boss squads isnt going to cut it, and I dont fancy risking my gigas either lol. Instead I am thinking of trying out a few gun quetzals (the server allows turrets on platforms saddles). Already got a prototype built up. Going with a metal platform, with an array of auto turrets and a minigum. Pity I cant use heavy turrets or instal a tek genny to use tek turrets.

For the rest of the evening I focused on my caving adventures. I started off by going into the hard swamp cave, to be honest I dont need any more Artifacts of the Immune but I need to do a cementing paste run anyway. Right outside the Redwood outpost a wild thyla got the jump on me off my snow owl. I always use a snow owl when traveling through the redwoods these days for this reason, thylas light up like a lightbulb on the trees but this one got me. Luckily I packed a shotgun. Anyway I assembled my swamp cave squad of my beezlebuffo and a squad of hyaenadons and went in. It was a breeze, just a bit of a pain dragging 5 hyperactive hyaenadons through the cave. Goodness I hate the pathing...Got 2 more Artifacts as well as about 8k worth of cementing paste.

I then moved over to the west coast and to the Cavern of lost Faith for the Artifact of the Brute. Went in with a basilo. There is not much to say about that, normally its an easy cave but this just took the biscuit, I didnt run into a single aggressive creature apart from a single cnideria. Spawns must be broken or something. Grabbed 2 Artifacts.

I then moved over to the east to the Cavern of lost Hope for more Artifact of the Cunning. Again I went in with a basilo, I had hoped to try and do it with one whale, having a second whale on follow for a mate boost is a bit annoying as the AI doesnt like attacking when taking depth damage but its good for the mate boost. I deployed the second whale in the main chamber, face tanking the dunkleousteous wasnt working well. Got to the Artifact without much issue, no alphas or even mosas or squids to speak off. To think there was a time when that cave terrified me, doesnt really scare me anyway. Got back to base and called it a night. 

 

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It's been a while since I decided to post here, but I think I'm ready to start again. Life is much more interesting since my tribe merged with another so there is much more to report! 

To recap, I'm from an ORP PVP server cluster. Our main home is Ragnarok. My once two-person tribe swelled to nearly 15 with a merge, though only a handful are truly active. 

But, I do fear this merge. It's been a rocky few weeks since it's beginning and things seem to be rocking the boat more each day. I'm hoping the government changes we've made will change our course but we could be headed for an iceberg anyway... 

In the meantime, I'm just continuing breeding some of my animals. I'm really a sucker for the bosses and for many of them, I like my strategy that's worked so far: mate boosted allo pack, mated boosted yuty pair, mate boosted passive healing daeodons, and rex army for the rest. Allos are giving me the most trouble. I just want lower food and oxygen stats, is that so wrong, my dear ARK? 

I suppose so. Until next time! 

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Oh yeah forgot to mention im solo on Small tribes PVP Rag 40. So yesterday was fairly interesting. I am still setting up so most of my time is spent slinking around rag trying to get what i need while I avoid or trick my Korean overlords. My careful reconnaissance tells me that theres 1-3 large korean tribes. I'm not sure they are working together or not but a little paranoia never hurts So I am going to assume they are. There is another chinese guy who likes to go around and wipe noobs. In fact all of them seem to have a penchant for kicking the weaker players around and then taunting them in chat.

I had lost my ptera to a silly lvl 150 megalosaur i didn't see on the hill. That was annoying but at least I was almost done taming my pelagornis. I had intended to do the pelagornis -> ichthyornis -> Hesperornis route. I was thinking that pelagornis could harvest extra prime for me before i figured out they cant get prime. It wasn't a wasted tame though. It got me home and i can always use him to eat kairuku for that sweet org poly.

After a few hours taming that and the ichthyornis on the down low, I took my argent and the ichthy down to the desert river to look for my golden duck. I found a nice lvl 90 female and built a box to store her in while i fished. I wasn't sure where the koreans lived. I only knew they had a large warboat. One of them swooped down, grabbed me with an argent and dropped me from a great height and killed me. Silly me for not having chutes but i dont really carry anything i could use to kill him anyways. I'm all about low risk and seeming weaker than i am so that i can fly below their radar so to speak.

After I was dead he killed my argent but made a fatal mistake. It was then that i realized just how shallow these guys knowledge of the game really is. They left my ichthy alone. I wasn't sure whether he simply didn't notice it or if he didn't realize what i doing down there. The loss of my Argy annoyed me sure but the Ichthy was def my more valuable tame. I needed her to get my golden duck. Just as important though was her ability to turn tiny dirt common creatures like dodos into prime. Taming another ptera or argy would be quick and painless because of her.

It was trivial to simply build a raft and tame the duck and retrieve the two. Before long i was cozy in my tiny base with a small herd of high level sheep to breed, a pelican for prime and a golden duck to covet. I own everything i need to secure the entire top end of taming food. Assuming i don't die i can tame or trade for whatever i want. They won't know what hit them by the time i move into my more overt and better defended set up.

I really wanna steeple my fingers and go muahahahaha right now lol.

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dat engrish.
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