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4 hours ago, Cordiste said:

Hey all, I figured I'd make my first post a good one. I've been following this thread for a while, I love reading about everyone's adventures... frustrations, successes and all. I'm learning lots and it's giving me ideas of things I should do next or in the future. I'll give you a brief synopsis of what I've been thru so far, then my next post can be just about what I did in a day XD Gotta catch y'all up.

I'm a lvl 84 now and I didnt discover the forums till way later in the game. I did alot of dying before I learned what I could safely do. I'll share my most perilous moments...

My first base was in the rockiest part of the Southern Islets on the Island. It look me a long time to gather materials to make a raft, and when I finally did it you could not get me off that thing. I remember feeling safe for the first time. Then I learned the hard way that come nighttime, you should really stay in-base unless you know exactly what you're doing. I got lost on my raft and ended up with a few agro'd megalodons chasing my naked raft. I SOMEHOW found my bay in the middle of the darkness after dodging sharks and constantly running into things, and actually found my damn base. I was so happy, I thought my nightmare was over. I didnt realize one of the "sharks" was actually a crocodile, and it then proceeded to having its way with my base while I stood helplessly inside my wooden house with no weapons. I lost everything and had to start from scratch. It was a great lesson!

my next biggest drama came when I had rebuilt my destroyed wood base, and I had an outpost right halfway between there and Herbivore Island (crescent island). This time, I accidentally kited another croc to my base with the raft. "poop, not again!". knowing I had the other outpost with a bed, I fast traveled to the outpost before the croc could kill me and I woke up to an alpha carno tearing my outpost to pieces. More or less had to start over, but this time I was smarter.

One other time, I lost 5 dilos randomly in the forest 'cause I died while walking around with them, only to find them WEEKS later, all seperated over hell's half acre. I don't know how they didnt starve. They eventually all made it back and are currently in my final, main base.

My last biggest drama came when I FINALLY got a low lvl argy and was building my final main base in Hidden lake. I was flying around carrying my deod Django, collecting rocks when I got too close to the ground to cut a  short tree and a Theri kocked me off and started attacking the 3 of us. Argy flew off going straight up, and I died. Never got a message that Django died, though! The only problem was, the way I started my base build, it required a flyer to get on top until the ramp got built. So even if I spawned back up there, I was basically stuck. SO - had to spawn back down south, find one of my broken homes, re-build, re-equip, tame another ptera, use petra to kite argy to taming pen, tame argy then start the journey back up north. After a few days of searching, I find Django! horray. No sign of Argy, still though. Bummer.

That last bit happened maybe 2 weeks ago...

Just yesterday I was on a hunting trip to gather meat for the troughs and I found Argy 1... just standing on the beach, super far from where I had lost him. Not starving or missing health or anything, so weird! To add to that stroke of luck, the second argy I got to replace it was a different gender... so... now I can breed em! XD

Oh, just remembered - there was that one time I was on my hunting/taming raft built out of stone. parked my argy 2 (before we found the original on the beach) on top and was cruising over deep ocean. Stone, right? cant be damaged my magalodons, right? Wrong. My dumb ass put wooden stairs on the back 'cause I thought it didnt really matter it they broke. I agro'd a shark, and as it was attacking the wooden stairs, it bumped the raft just enought to make my argy pop over the railing. I didnt notice till I got to my destination, in pitch dark since the landing pad is at the very back of the raft. Petrified that I had lost another argy, I started sailing around aimlessly in the dark until I SOMEHOW found a floating dino name hovering over the ocean. sailed to safety, logged off. LOL. too much for me.

I'm by no means a good ARK player.. I didnt start taming my first dinos other than dodos till really later in the game. And even that was just a trike that got stuck in some rocks close to the first base. She has since passed (R.I.P. Tracy, died by piranha).

I hope I was able to entertain a few of you. Now that you're all caught up, next time I'll just say what I did that day ;)

 

Welcome :) Always glad to have more people in the thread!

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22 hours ago, SnowboundGem said:

@wizard03 I loved reading how your mom/mum (for us in the UK) got into the game. I downloaded it when my hubby was at work one day out of boredom and loved it. As soon as he tried it he was hooked.. 

Yeah, when she started talking to me about it, I was really confused. She likes candy crush and maybe some very old "mystic quest/fantasy DnD video games" But a game like ark? Well its the building simulation mechanics she likes, but yeah. Who would have guessed? lol

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We are still building up to the Gamma Dragon boss.  I think that we are going to go with Therizinosaurs loaded with sweet vegetable cake, a Yuty and a doctor pig.  While our Theris are maturing, we decided to go for a romp on our Thylas to look for better Rex breeding stock.  Our Rex line has topped out at around 203 after hatching and it was really questionable the last time that we attempted (unsuccessfully) the snow cave to get  the artifact for the dragon boss.

Flont had decided to expand his presence on YouTube, so here is a short (8 min) video of us searching for a better Rex on The Island.

We plan on more of these including some "instructional" videos, so I hope you enjoy it.

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Hatched a mutated tek rex. Not a melee mutation (or a second health one), but the color is black on the accents, so I froze him for later to use just for the color after I achieve the stats I want (which are... Well, better than the ones I have. I don't have an idea of exact numbers, just that it should be more).

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6 hours ago, Crymric said:

Accidently transfered to aberratin with 120k dust in my inventory and with a cryod quetz. 

Does that mean you lose those items? I’ve never transferred anything. 
 

Today, I made a small taming pen raft so I can get a good sabertooth with my argy for doing my first cave! I’ve been too nervous to try caves till now

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50 minutes ago, Cordiste said:

Does that mean you lose those items? I’ve never transferred anything. 
 

Today, I made a small taming pen raft so I can get a good sabertooth with my argy for doing my first cave! I’ve been too nervous to try caves till now

Depending on the cave, a sabertooth may or may not be the best choice.  If the cave contains lots of bugs (spiders, scorpions, centipedes, etc.), I would recommend a Megatherium.  They get incredible bonuses whenever they kill bugs.  Megatheriums are larger than sabertooths (saberteeth?) and will not fit in small spaces.  Turtles are good for distractions.  They have good defense so attacking dinos chew on them for a while before they die.  This can give you the opportunity to get away or open up on the attacking dinos with distance weapons like bows, crossbows, or spears.  Turtles are in the size range between sabertooths and Megatherium, but they are very easy to tame by running backwards on a beach (no obstacles to run into) shooting them with tranq arrows until they drop.

I had only done three caves before I discovered the wonder of cryopods that will let you take larger dinos through smaller areas and release them into the larger areas on the far side of constrictions.  I could not make cryopods at the time, but I got some from drops during the Christmas event.  If you are not high enough level to make them yourself you may just have to wait or perhaps trade with other people .  Some caves are very difficult without big dinos, but big dinos cannot fit through the entrance.

There are lots of good things to get out of caves.  Good luck!

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Well I'm yet to play today but yesterday I flew with my argy to the snow planning to get a yuty or 2, on the way I found a thyla in a perfect place to set up a trap so I did. I got it in the trap and was taming it when a compy army came over, and my argy killed them and also hit the thyla ( my argy does well over 1000 damage so it died right away luckily it was a low level ) so I tamed a lvl 92 Rex instead. then I went to the snow and got myself a lv 108 yuty ( idk what it was after tame and I was using cryopods to hold the already tamed dinos ) I came across a female yuty the 108 was a Male so I tried to tame it but I KOed in the water and drowned when I was killing a bary that was in the way. One the way home I tamed a Male rex to breed with the 92 female. Today imma take them out of their cryopods and maybe do some rex breeding. Then go on a rampage with my spinos to get them leveled up for the broodmother.

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Cracked over 60 bunny eggs, got a karkinos chibi, a reaper one, and a really cool "white sail edge-black everything else" spino chibi. The rest was fairly unremarkable.

Lost my main argy. Like, it's just gone. Nothing in the log. I looked for it for a bit, then saddled and put levels into one of my blue ones.

Found some random dude sleeping in my allo trap. Dragged him out, placed safely on a low-enough-to-jump off-but-tall-enough-not-to-get-attacked-by-wild-dinos cliff. Could have just unlocked the door in the trap's side for him, but it's my trap and I don't want to unlock it. Even temporarily.

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On 4/15/2020 at 11:01 AM, Stretch11 said:

Depending on the cave, a sabertooth may or may not be the best choice.  If the cave contains lots of bugs (spiders, scorpions, centipedes, etc.), I would recommend a Megatherium.  They get incredible bonuses whenever they kill bugs.  Megatheriums are larger than sabertooths (saberteeth?) and will not fit in small spaces.  Turtles are good for distractions.  They have good defense so attacking dinos chew on them for a while before they die.  This can give you the opportunity to get away or open up on the attacking dinos with distance weapons like bows, crossbows, or spears.  Turtles are in the size range between sabertooths and Megatherium, but they are very easy to tame by running backwards on a beach (no obstacles to run into) shooting them with tranq arrows until they drop.

I had only done three caves before I discovered the wonder of cryopods that will let you take larger dinos through smaller areas and release them into the larger areas on the far side of constrictions.  I could not make cryopods at the time, but I got some from drops during the Christmas event.  If you are not high enough level to make them yourself you may just have to wait or perhaps trade with other people .  Some caves are very difficult without big dinos, but big dinos cannot fit through the entrance.

There are lots of good things to get out of caves.  Good luck!

Soooo today I used the above information and changed my small Dino taming raft to a medium Dino one for the megatharium. After looking it up, it makes so much more sense for me ‘cause I also needs lots of chitin. 
 

I scoped out some megas but I have low fortitude and can’t handle the snow biome. where I found them. Off to find some sheep! ✂️

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Today: hatched four argent eggs (none worthy of keeping).

Found a slightly better than basic bronto saddle.

Put all points of my breeding bronto pair in speed because I wanted to put them somewhere, but not anywhere important.

Rode one of the now-200% speed brontos around my base (she fast).

Hatched more bunny eggs (two pteranodon chibies. Their names are Pteranodo and Pteranodon't)

Made a lot of sparkpowder and charcoal because I run out of them with the speed of light, thanks to all the unworthy baby killing I do.

That's all.

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Whatever you do, never log in to Ark for that hour before work when you think you can get something done so when you sit down I’m the evening you have less to do. Things always go bad at that time...

I lost an argy while looking for sheep, got knocked off by a thyla and died on the opposite side of the map from my base. 
 

poor argy :( I hope I can find it when I log in later 

I’ve been to all the ovis spawn points and haven’t found any. such a hard creature to find when you need it

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On 4/16/2020 at 7:12 PM, Cordiste said:

Soooo today I used the above information and changed my small Dino taming raft to a medium Dino one for the megatharium. After looking it up, it makes so much more sense for me ‘cause I also needs lots of chitin. 
 

I scoped out some megas but I have low fortitude and can’t handle the snow biome. where I found them. Off to find some sheep! ✂️

Try looking for Megatheriums around the Redwoods.  Then again, you won't be able to get there in a raft.  I use 4-6 dino gate frames (once built, they are fairly light) and fill all but one with doors.  Place the dino gates far enough apart that you can slip through, but not so far apart that a dino like a Megatherium can fit.  Lure the dino in through the frame without a door and you slip out between a couple of the other frames and run around and place the door on the open frame.  If you are quick you can lure it with yourself.   If you are not fast enough or do not want to risk taking a hit or two, you can fly through the gate with an Argy or even a Pteranodon and leave through the open top.  Then just shoot tranq arrows through the gaps until the dino drops.  This also protects your unconscious dino from being attacked by large dinos that cannot fit through the cracks.  It won't help against small dinos like Raptors and if your captive dino falls a lot outside of the walls, you may want to move some of them to protect it.  You probably want to build the dino gates from stone, but wooden ones might last long enough to tranq it.

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12 hours ago, Stretch11 said:

Try looking for Megatheriums around the Redwoods.  Then again, you won't be able to get there in a raft.  I use 4-6 dino gate frames (once built, they are fairly light) and fill all but one with doors.  Place the dino gates far enough apart that you can slip through, but not so far apart that a dino like a Megatherium can fit.  Lure the dino in through the frame without a door and you slip out between a couple of the other frames and run around and place the door on the open frame.  If you are quick you can lure it with yourself.   If you are not fast enough or do not want to risk taking a hit or two, you can fly through the gate with an Argy or even a Pteranodon and leave through the open top.  Then just shoot tranq arrows through the gaps until the dino drops.  This also protects your unconscious dino from being attacked by large dinos that cannot fit through the cracks.  It won't help against small dinos like Raptors and if your captive dino falls a lot outside of the walls, you may want to move some of them to protect it.  You probably want to build the dino gates from stone, but wooden ones might last long enough to tranq it.

So I read this a little late, I ended up making a taming pen on a raft, 3x4 footprint with 2 rows of window frames tall. Put a big f-off ramp on the front, ram in onto the beach, kite the mega over the ramp and falls into the pen then sail away before the wolves wise up and start chasing :)

it went well! I called it Meg. Lol. Shut up, Meg. 
 

btw yesterday my argy died but I managed to get my gear off my corpse so it wasn’t a total loss. 

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I tamed 2 ferox in the cave that was interesting then breed them had fun trying to get them to stay still. 

Me and my buddy went and did the missions in the volcano area to finished the night while my wife tamed a colored thorny dragon.

 He was kinda restless with breeding and taming so he popped out a Mek i used me Tek rex. going to do them on a higher lvl in a few hours.

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