Jump to content

So what did you do in ARK today?


Recommended Posts

On 10/15/2019 at 10:28 AM, Rosati said:

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. 

You know your anky gathers berries at 5-star rating with the right-click attack? :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 8.3k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

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

Posted Images

Very long weekend. I spent almost the entire time in game camped out in my redwoods outpost farming the swamp cave. It's been my observation that leaving the cave loaded in/not leaving render seems to vastly increase the amount of time between respawns. So I was able to loot the drops 3-4 times per each respawn of the cave dinos. Much less armor broken, many new items acquired. I must have looted 50 red drops alone.

I finally got 2 ascendant rex saddles...but not blueprints, just the saddles. Sigh. 2 down, 17 to go...

But in the meantime, I had to do something while hanging around in the area. So this happened:

20191020201104_1.thumb.jpg.35bd3f9a78e140bda5a8aaad50be1831.jpg

Totally unnecessary but it gave me something to do. My outpost is rapidly becoming a full fledged base on its own. It looks a little weird in the front because that section isn't done yet, it requires a lot more crystal than I was willing to put in the effort of farming right now. I haven't actually moved anything in from the outpost yet either, I'm pretty much just building for the sake of it at this point. Also no I did not make a second forge, I just moved the one I already made over in anticipation of getting a blueprint.

I did spend enough time at my actual base to advance my spino stack and both rex stacks a little more. I find it interesting that the rex muts have been advancing evenly despite the rng. I'm stacking HP and melee separately but I'm at 8 for both. Just a weird little detail to take note of more than anything. Makes checking them a lot easier when I'm only looking for 1 level change for both stacks.

I did return to base before logging for the night. I don't know that I really feel like playing too much during the week right now with the way things are going. Spending hours farming this one cave is extraordinarily dull but I am eager to advance and there just really isn't anything else for me to do until I get that blueprint. A whole month spent on this endeavor with very poor results so far.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

finally set up a extinction base. got a nice spot near the red ob in desert biom. went out did a yellow osd drop. came back to two guys fighting the desert titan in meks. they were nice enough to let me and my tribemate go bite it before they killed it. I got the tek rail gun from it. did another yellow drop and two element veins. then we decided to do a purple drop and it was brutal. lost a 365 hatch giga but finished 7 rounds and got the loot. it was fun.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Aushegun said:

As far as I know, the bug with transferring golem between maps is still a thing, so be careful.

i have found the best way for me to transfer any dino is to cryopod them then transfer the character across with the pod on them, second best, via transmitter in pod.  What bug are you talking about? i transfered them from extinction to island, then a couple days later over to valguero

Link to post
Share on other sites

PS4 - Unofficial Cluster

 

Real life has taken the forefront for the last week or so, as I have other things that need to be done. The timing is perfect, as I have also kind of been just "going thru the motions" the last 10-14 days in ARK.

The little time I did play the last 4-5 days, I did get some stuff done however.

I bred up and raised some replacement battle rexs for the ones lost to the manitcore. I also FINALLY found a very good armor Rex saddle BP. So I can craft up those once i gather enough resources.

I managed to get another event colored Reaper on Abb, as well as a near max level red and green Abb Spino. I'm going to breed my spinos and see if I can use them in boss battles. I've never done the Abberration Boss, so I need to start making an army for that.

Manged to get a couple near max level Ice, Lightening, and Poison wyvern eggs on Rag and Val. 

 

I'm not sure if PS4 will get the dodorex in the Halloween event, but reading about it, make me worry that I will need to upgrade my defenses and protect my base better during the event.

 

Haven't heard from my buddy Texas yet, and I know he lives in the area of the bad tornadoes from last night, so hope he is ok.

Edited by Aushegun
clarification
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, caleb68 said:

i have found the best way for me to transfer any dino is to cryopod them then transfer the character across with the pod on them, second best, via transmitter in pod.  What bug are you talking about? i transfered them from extinction to island, then a couple days later over to valguero

I know on the two PS4 clusters I was on, people tried to transfer golems off of Valguerro, and they became undeployable from cryopod, or unable to download from transmitter (grayed out).  My buddy Calififornia tamed 2 max level Chalk Golems and an Ice Golem, and lost them all to this. :(

  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Official PvE Valguero, all by myself

I finally built a generator and some lights and a fridge.  The fridge was the main goal since I had been gifted some cryopods from freindly neighbors and I wanted them to last as long as possible.  They should help with transportation of new tames without needing a whole squad of escorts to bring them home to my base.  I can build my own cryopods, but they still cost a lot of resources.

I cracked out a couple of dinos from cryopods and I discovered that the dinos do not get "cryo-sickness", you do.  The timer is based on when you last released a dino from a cryopod, not based on when a particular dino was released.  The bottom line is that you should release one then wait until the timer expires before releasing the next dino.  If you jump the gun, the second dino will have "cryo-sickness".  The good news is that to cure the sickness, you just need to wait until its torpor goes back down.  By prepared to sit and guard for a while.

My next goal is to build some air conditioners so that I can start breeding dinos.  I have a nice large open area in the middle of my castle to keep everything safe, but trying to maintain temperatures with lots of campfires is more than I want to endure.  I think 4 or 5 air conditioners should cover all of my needs.

Although my large open-top dino-pen has served my needs well until now, there have been quite a ferw Argentavii (what is the plural for Argentavis?  Is the root Latin or Greek?  Argentavipode?  Argentavae?) attacking my penned dinos.  I may have to invest in buillding a large pen that is tall enough for the huge dino gate (8 walls high).  I think that I will need foundations to build a roof over it.  Since I may not be able to find a large enough area to make it a flat foundation, I may resort to pillars and ceilings for the base.  I don't like the look that it will give the pen, but I don't see much way around it.

Lots of planning and building to do...

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Stretch11 said:

Official PvE Valguero, all by myself

I finally built a generator and some lights and a fridge.  The fridge was the main goal since I had been gifted some cryopods from freindly neighbors and I wanted them to last as long as possible.  They should help with transportation of new tames without needing a whole squad of escorts to bring them home to my base.  I can build my own cryopods, but they still cost a lot of resources.

I cracked out a couple of dinos from cryopods and I discovered that the dinos do not get "cryo-sickness", you do.  The timer is based on when you last released a dino from a cryopod, not based on when a particular dino was released.  The bottom line is that you should release one then wait until the timer expires before releasing the next dino.  If you jump the gun, the second dino will have "cryo-sickness".  The good news is that to cure the sickness, you just need to wait until its torpor goes back down.  By prepared to sit and guard for a while.

My next goal is to build some air conditioners so that I can start breeding dinos.  I have a nice large open area in the middle of my castle to keep everything safe, but trying to maintain temperatures with lots of campfires is more than I want to endure.  I think 4 or 5 air conditioners should cover all of my needs.

Although my large open-top dino-pen has served my needs well until now, there have been quite a ferw Argentavii (what is the plural for Argentavis?  Is the root Latin or Greek?  Argentavipode?  Argentavae?) attacking my penned dinos.  I may have to invest in buillding a large pen that is tall enough for the huge dino gate (8 walls high).  I think that I will need foundations to build a roof over it.  Since I may not be able to find a large enough area to make it a flat foundation, I may resort to pillars and ceilings for the base.  I don't like the look that it will give the pen, but I don't see much way around it.

Lots of planning and building to do...

I'm back from a couple of years break from ARK and finding some interesting additions that I want to try out. Like the cryopods. I've yet to try them, but they are next on my list of stuff to make.

Last time I built a huge pen for my dinos with a roof over it was on Scorched Earth. On that map, with so many hostile creatures, a roof was the best option. I did it with ceilings and pillars. You don't say if you are on official or unofficial server. If official, I would recommend protecting those pillars from griefiers that could lead a dino into the base and under it to attack it. I placed metal pillars around the base to prevent this. Also I think dinos still occasionally fall through a ceiling and pillar floor system, so be sure to plan on a way to get any dino out from under your pen.

For the breeding, the air conditioners do work better than campfires. A common technique that I've seen is to place them down and then build one level up ceilings over them and have a ramp to go up there. The egg then is placed of the ceiling with the air conditioners under it. Once again, have a entrance to go under and get to the air conditioners should you need to change or fix anything or get something that gets down there somehow.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Stretch11 said:

Official PvE Valguero, all by myself

I finally built a generator and some lights and a fridge.  The fridge was the main goal since I had been gifted some cryopods from freindly neighbors and I wanted them to last as long as possible.  They should help with transportation of new tames without needing a whole squad of escorts to bring them home to my base.  I can build my own cryopods, but they still cost a lot of resources.

I cracked out a couple of dinos from cryopods and I discovered that the dinos do not get "cryo-sickness", you do.  The timer is based on when you last released a dino from a cryopod, not based on when a particular dino was released.  The bottom line is that you should release one then wait until the timer expires before releasing the next dino.  If you jump the gun, the second dino will have "cryo-sickness".  The good news is that to cure the sickness, you just need to wait until its torpor goes back down.  By prepared to sit and guard for a while.

My next goal is to build some air conditioners so that I can start breeding dinos.  I have a nice large open area in the middle of my castle to keep everything safe, but trying to maintain temperatures with lots of campfires is more than I want to endure.  I think 4 or 5 air conditioners should cover all of my needs.

Although my large open-top dino-pen has served my needs well until now, there have been quite a ferw Argentavii (what is the plural for Argentavis?  Is the root Latin or Greek?  Argentavipode?  Argentavae?) attacking my penned dinos.  I may have to invest in buillding a large pen that is tall enough for the huge dino gate (8 walls high).  I think that I will need foundations to build a roof over it.  Since I may not be able to find a large enough area to make it a flat foundation, I may resort to pillars and ceilings for the base.  I don't like the look that it will give the pen, but I don't see much way around it.

Lots of planning and building to do...

Just going to add - cryosickness isnt just torpor. They take increased damage while the debuff is active. Some dinos are faster than others for torpor (theri vs rex) its 5 mins every time per tame thrown out while you as the player have the cryosick debuff (countdown timer)

Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, wildbill said:

For the breeding, the air conditioners do work better than campfires. A common technique that I've seen is to place them down and then build one level up ceilings over them and have a ramp to go up there. The egg then is placed of the ceiling with the air conditioners under it. Once again, have a entrance to go under and get to the air conditioners should you need to change or fix anything or get something that gets down there somehow.

I used this method on my singleplayer game on Valguero and put a dung beetle in the air con room as I hadn't built a pen for it, thought I would put it wander and give it some poop, not expecting it to work as it was on foundations, by the time I had crafted the bits needed for a pen the beetle had produced fertiliser. I thought beetles had to be on the ground to produce, not sure if it was patched or if it's a singleplayer thing or if lowering my foundations to almost floor level has tricked the little critter into working.

Also I put a generator in the air con room hooked up to the air cons in the room and a row of fridges and a cryofridge on the hatching platform.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Other than getting mauled by raptors, clawed by therizinos, getting pecked by an argy while harvesting metal, getting shot out of the sky with my ptera by an old enemy of mine (f#ck u KillerChucky) and failing to tame a level 180 thyla (got killed by rex while it was uncouncious) and getting revenge on KillerChucky (only good thing that happened to me) I had a typical ark day

  • Like 3
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, WarpSpasm said:

I used this method on my singleplayer game on Valguero and put a dung beetle in the air con room as I hadn't built a pen for it, thought I would put it wander and give it some poop, not expecting it to work as it was on foundations, by the time I had crafted the bits needed for a pen the beetle had produced fertiliser. I thought beetles had to be on the ground to produce, not sure if it was patched or if it's a singleplayer thing or if lowering my foundations to almost floor level has tricked the little critter into working.

Also I put a generator in the air con room hooked up to the air cons in the room and a row of fridges and a cryofridge on the hatching platform.

Just needs to be enabled wandering. Before people thought of cages we used to keep em in storage box encasements (large storage boxes render in as one of the first items fyi)

Link to post
Share on other sites

[EU]DinoHunters20xboostedcluster The island

got set up after a long brake the tribe who trolled me got banned. i tamed a few pegos and a compy went up to the cc and got set up with some tools and armor and got given a trike egg. then headed of with my trike, pig, pachy , dilos, and pegos, plus compy on my shoulder. get to green ob set up base not to far from there, see a stego with awsome colors. ( red and black body, red plates with white outline) kill a alpha raptor and kill a theri get a 1x1 wood shack and head off to the north just to get jumped by another alpha raptor that i thought was a normal one.

Edited by Fulton
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TypicalArkGamer said:

Other than getting mauled by raptors, clawed by therizinos, getting pecked by an argy while harvesting metal, getting shot out of the sky with my ptera by an old enemy of mine (f#ck u KillerChucky) and failing to tame a level 180 thyla (got killed by rex while it was uncouncious) and getting revenge on KillerChucky (only good thing that happened to me) I had a typical ark day

casual ark

Link to post
Share on other sites

ok sorry i have not been posting. i have had a  very hectic weekend. so i have started playing on an official with riley and my friend hornet. we were grived by somedude but we finally got going thx to a guy who gave us some dinos. so we have built a base near the rock spike thing on the beach near white cliffs. we have been grinding into metal and have a vault loaded with metal structures ready to build. as i was busy breeding i see a text on the top of my screen. your velanosaur was killed. i go out to find a giga slowly making his way into our base. turrets were shooting at it yet it did not seem injured at all. i grab my pump and start shooting it. it is now half way into our base and is nearing the dino pen. riley is now back at base. i order him to cryo all the dinos and take get them out of herei he manages to cryo the important tames when the giga brake in and kills him and everything else. i look up to our cliff base on the rock spike and i see am ptera. the same dude dragged the giga over to our base. and cause i was busy breeding and riley was out at the snow biome we did not hear it being shot. so now our base is gone. we managed grab esentials and run. i think i may have to use an old trick of mine to beat this guy. before people say send a ticket. i am not going to wait forever for someone to deal with this guy so we are goin to deal with him ourselves. if this dont work i ditching official for good.

  • Sad 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

kodking194

it says you cant recive messages so i will tell you here

The [EU]DinoHunters20xboostedcluster is a great xbox cluster they have all the maps and have great admins. There is the occasional grefer like my tribe experienced but they got banned. Its not to crowded either.  plus level 300 dinos and a community center. It is PVE

 

Edited by Fulton
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Fulton said:

kodking194

it says you cant recive messages so i will tell you here

The [EU]DinoHunters20xboostedcluster is a great xbox cluster they have all the maps and have great admins. There is the occasional grefer like my tribe experienced but they got banned. Its not to crowded either.  plus level 300 dinos and a community center.

oh neat thx, i will check it out at some point

Link to post
Share on other sites

Huge, huge win today.

I know I said I wasn't necessarily up to playing much this week, but I wanted to paint my redwoods manor. I figured while I was over there I would run the swamp cave, then paint. Well...two cave runs in and I finally, finally got an ascendant rex saddle blueprint! A month of constantly searching for one, running this cave and popping every red drop I could find on The Island, and mass slaughtering hundreds of penguins to repair my arthro'd armor. It all finally paid off.

Now, there is a slight downside to this blueprint--I have loot quality turned up precisely because I didn't want to spend so much time farming. So it's a 202 armor saddle, which is great! Except it's stupid expensive.

But, that's where the grinder comes in. All the junk saddles and armor I've been picking up has just been collecting in my grinder. Smashed them all up and actually got enough mats back to make 5 saddles. I could make 4 just from the mats I had in base on top of that, plus the 2 saddles I found last week. I went on a giant metal run, then took my theri around shredding all the vegetation we could get our ticklers on. And luckily I had the foresight to save every bit of hide starting from day 1.

Just waiting for the metal to smelt down and have been crafting more saddles as we go. Just 3 left to go!

That said, I'm not going to start running bosses until the weekend. I'll spent the rest of the week doing some prep work. I've only done maybe 3 boss fights ever, never solo, and sp has some limitations that online play does not. So I'll be setting up small feeding/respawn posts at each obelisk since you have to actually go to the corresponding ones in single player. Plus now that I have otters I can go farm the rest of the artifacts I need, going to start with Broodmother of course. I plan on getting 4 more of each artifact; 1 for each difficulty level, 1 in case of a fail, and the set I already have for display purposes. My otter can carry that many so it should be pretty easy. Assuming I don't get lost in the stupid lava cave again, man it is so easy to get turned around in there.

I'll also start looking around for a female allo, level doesn't matter, just to start breeding for the snow cave, and I still need to find a pair of good basilos to breed for the underwater caves. Aside from that and getting my gear together, I'm basically ready to start the Ascension process!

Also I feel like I need a name for my baryonyx. He's been so critical to this entire process and he doesn't even have a name yet. Bred, fully imprinted, not mutated, and we've been through so, so much together. I just honestly have no idea what to call him. Rejected the names Dweller and Fisher already, and Mini Spino is the common nickname I use for dimetrodons. But if any of my animals deserves a name, it's this bary for sure. I'll think on it, I still need to bring him back to base and breed him as I never did get a perfect pair with his stats.

Still can't believe I finally got the blueprint and can start progressing at long last. In game it's like day 184 or something silly, just insane to think about how much time has gone into this and thus far so little to show for it.

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites

All quiet at my tiny metal hobo shack. Life happens and i didn't have much time to play the last couple days. Honestly though, i needed a little break after the mad dash to set up in the first 3 days. I've been unraided for over a week on this server. No small feat with the alphas regularly hunting everyone down and blowing their bases and killing their tames. All they managed to take from me was my sad argy (RIP.) It must be frustrating to them. Im slowly gathering Extraordinary kibble and breeding high level sheep for the day i find someone to trade with. I want to eat the koreans warboat and throw every one of them in a tiny metal cell with the word EZ painted on the one wall they can see from the chair they are chained to. Force feed em mushrooms and let em rot lol. Everyone whos left on this server is tired of them.

I'm plotting their demise while i baby sit the next round of sheep.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Cymas said:

I know I said I wasn't necessarily up to playing much this week, but I wanted to paint my redwoods manor. I figured while I was over there I would run the swamp cave, then paint. Well...two cave runs in and I finally, finally got an ascendant rex saddle blueprint!

congrats on the saddle bp, im still looking myself :) great job!

Link to post
Share on other sites

And THEN! Real life flooding happens and I lose my two baby sheep. Today is not my day. In game sheep. My goats are ok tho the littlest got polio cuz he got too cold to want to eat :( Hoping he pulls through but he can walk kinda and wants food so fingers crossed.

Edited by LadyoftheWoods
Clarification
  • Sad 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...