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16 hours ago, Cordiste said:

SP, The Island

 

Ive been taking a break from taming and breeding the required dinos for my boss army to just chill on Herbi island and upgrade my outpost there while I hunted for basilos. I’ve probably put 5-6  real hours into trying to find good levels and just yesterday I found a max level female and an almost max level male. Not bad! After a bit of breeding, I’ll keep the parents in cryopods and use the offspring as my caving basilo so I have redundancies if I die. 
 

I gotta figure out how to take screenshots on Xbox.. my little cabin looks pretty nice now, it’s a great place to hang out at night when you’re waiting for the daytime. Very scenic. I built a bridge across the bay so I’ve basically got a water taming pen now 😬

 

For screenshot on Xbox: Press the Xbox button once , then press Y button for screenshot.
If you have gold then you can upload your screenshots from your library to OneDrive. OneDrive can be installed and accessed on any Win10 pc from where you can download them to pc.
PS: This instructions is for Xbox One and One X. I dunno on the new Series X

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(Official, Extinction) Fed the dinos. Checked the smithy and the parasaur in case I have any saddles worth sending to the main base (since I now have two more kinds of dinos, but only ever remember saddles I considered worthy when they were acquired), but nope.

(Singleplayer, modded map Tropical Island, DLCs The Center and Scorched Earth) Tried to start a new modded singleplayer save, but couldn't decide on a place to build a base despite trying three different maps. Pretty typical for me.

(Official, Valguero) Planted rockarrots. Fed dinos. Tried to kill a wild quetzal, in flight, with a mana. It ended up going above the Lake, and I didn't dare to follow because jellyfishes are in that part, and I'm not too keen on landing among them on my favorite mana (or any mana at all).

Did a small crystal run, took down most of the greenhouse's roof, started rebuilding it in a neater way, did about 1/3 before logging off - triangle roof pieces are still terrible to place, I'm not up for doing the whole thing in one go when every piece insists on only ever being placed in the wrong direction.

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Had some time before work this morning. Spent about 20 minutes just staring at my base from different angles... trying to picture how to make it bigger, with style of course. Boring box is not an option. 

Punched out a wall section and inserted a standard dino door and gate to make access to the main storage and smithy easier from the riverside balcony.

Finally got around to placing the generator and fridge I built last weekend.  Made more gasoline.  Transferred important contents from cooling box. Made a run to the NW corner of map for more oil. Returned and made even more gasoline.

Hopped on rex and made a meat run.  Cooked up prime to put in fridge.  

Took beaver and deodi out for wood and stone to prep for building over the next few days. 

Closed up shop, went to work.

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Xbox official island PvE

Working means only getting on for short periods. 

Managed to get on late last night, filled troughs and emptied snails. Managed one trade though 2 queen bees for 1 rock drake egg level  145 parents. Decent for under 1 hours work. 

Theri army 2.0 at 15% matured when podded away. Alpha dragon your days are numbered lol.

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On 11/17/2020 at 12:38 PM, d1nk said:

Well, day of highs and lows. 

 

Finished my build, happy with it. Did a good amount of decorating too, which is unusual of me. I think a bit of Saltire rubbed off on me. After building I went for a fly to find some more high ankies for my line. Right off the bat, 270 okay. Flying around to see more after it knocks out, 290 snow owl! I've been wanting one. 

Went back to base, grabbed a pre-made taming pen and went to lay it down. As I got there, 290 anky! Ok. Bring this back to second taming pen first, throw it in, tranq, land back in base on my wyvern to quickly help the wife, came back outside after being afk....wyvern is gone. Searched all over for it no luck. Ugh my heart. Loved that thing.

 

Oh well. Fly over to that snow owl, trap it, start tranqing, as it starts to run.."You have killed a snow owl 290" ......F. mustve been low hp didnt notice.

 

Flew back to base, parked argy (made sure) then logged off lol. Today ill look more for my wyvern but I've heard horror stories from others on the cluster about this, probably going to tame a new one.

Level 200 creatures?? I would love that! What difficulty level do you have?

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21 minutes ago, AirplaneSlider said:

Level 200 creatures?? I would love that! What difficulty level do you have?

Theyre max level 300. I'm not sure the difficulty #, I have a lovely admin to do all that.. I just play the server :P I would guess 10 difficulty if 5x is 150 (console)

 

Makes for a really hard start, even just tranqing out a 270 spino with a 200% crossbow took over 60 tranqs lol. Fun times.

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(Official, Valguero) Bred tek rexes, put new and both old batches into the hatchery (that's 15 eggs!), put old giga egg into the hatchery, bred velonas (used Ratteki instead of Gatling this time). Did a crystal run, tried to finish the roof, turned out it's impossible to do with no gaps, so took it down, and started rebuilding in a different way, one that'll leave roof pieces no choise but to align correctly, since they'll be snapped to a ring of ceilings rather than right to the walls (because walls are snapped some to ceilings some to foundations, and there's a bit of difference in height because of that).

Went to hunt some alpha dinos, unfortunately only found one raptor and two carnos. Still, better than nothing.

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15 tek rex eggs? More like "Fifteen Shades of Average"! No mutations. At all. I'm not even talking about the good stuff like health or melee - there's not even useless ones! Just no. New. Mutations. Killed all. Dimorph egg hatched into a female, but I would have kept it even if it was male - dimorphs can be anything, as long as it has a pair of functional wings it's welcome in my future pack of tiny flying monsters. Velona eggs - no new mutations. Killed all. Still waiting for the oldest giga egg to hatch, feeding gachas as I wait.

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Xbox Crystal Isles, Server

 

When I first logged on I wanted to try and snag a mate for my high level tropical wyvern, bed hopped to my outpost I had near green ob. Flew around awhile, didn't spot any high levels (most low levels like 40-50) then checked out the landscape, found an alpha leeds trapped in some low pool.. easy kill even for my disposable ptera. Arrr I'm a captain now matey.

Went back home and spent the better part of the night farming / building / going on metal / cp runs working towards that first indy forge. I'll spare the details, in short redid some of my base and got all the metal needed for forge + possible grinder if I have the crystal (oddly enough having a hard time getting loads of crystal besides flying node to node the whole map)

 

Was sick of sitting around waiting for metal to smelt so I decided I wanted to tame some Thyla / other creatures south so I made an outpost. Plan is to make a small base other side of the map to tame at, also make a public taming pen because.... why not. Took a bunch of pre-made stone ive been slowly building up, flew due south to the SE area.

 

After a long fly, I settled on an area I saw a thyla and some griffins, neat. Before I set down anything I flew around. I'm flying and see an alpha heir .. scary ! As I keep a wide birth I see some turret tower... why? As I land near it to get some stam...I realize why. I guess I'm in heir territory and get jumped by 3 wyverns. Eeeek! A few minutes of dodging ensue and I finally make it away mostly unscathed. I guess the server shut down as I was mid flight, booted back up to a few minutes prior (? Might have just been bad memory) luckily I wasn't being chased any more.

 

Set up a perimeter wall, a rough shack and cryod my wyvern went to sleep for the night. Today ill build a nifty taming pen good for drop tames, fly tames and griffins. Excited to hopefully tame a high level thyla / griffin tonight! 

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(Official, Valguero) 1. If I logged on a mere hour later, I would have missed the giga egg, becase an hour is what's left on it.

2. Turns out I forgot to close hatchery's gate yesterday. It was open the whole time.

No other news, since I literally just logged on. Gonna feed the dinos now, I guess.

...

Fed the dinos, got Frostbite another level, wanted to get some paste from the beaver dams but had to clear out wood-only ones instead because someone always leaves them after taking paste. Giga egg hatched, female, all-wrong colors, wrong stats as well. Picked up a dimorph, killed giga. At least those wrong colors are good for leveling shoulder pets.

Gonna feed dinos on (Official, Extinction) and check on the base on (Official, Crystal Isles), and then I'm done with ARK for today.

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Island xbox official PvE

Theri army progressed to 34% matured. 

More importantly a near neighbours pillar forest has auto decayed and some of the walls on the perimeter of his base have gone also. This has allowed me to open up the front of my base and access the coast without navigating a coastal path and shear cliff.

2 days time the stone components will auto decay,  unfortunately 4 am my time, but hopefully I will be the first to render later on. 

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(Singleplayer-_) Downloaded a couple mods I don't normally use (Sci-Fi CKF, Tek Decor, and some other, also modern decor stuff), put them in load order, removed tech disabler and couple other ones I use for my normal, low-or-no-tech singleplayer saves, and started a new save. And this is how it went:

(-Extinction) was the map I settled on, and I started in Sunken Forest, as it's easiest. I decided to avoid cheating for most part, no escaping death with -fly, no spawning pre-tamed dinos. I did, however, put a box with a glider somewhere (without memorizing where - if I find it, I find it. If  not - no big loss), and spawned a few high-level wild tropeos above The City, though that can't be counted as cheating since they're, well, wild.

After that I returned to Sunken Forest and started actually playing. My first tames were three trikes (I'm using Immersive taming, so it's pretty easy). Powerful, sure, but slow and loud. After some time I left them, before even learning the saddle engram. Instead I decided to get some dimorphs. And I did! I didn't tame anything below level 50, and got about 8 of them. They're terrifying, like flying piranhas. Tear pretty much anything to pieces in the matter of seconds.

With the dimorphs I wandered for a few hours, but gained barely any levels since they took care of everything and I did no fighting whatsoever, until I saw a tapejara. Level 90, male. A few bait arrows later the tape was fond enough of me to dot fly away, so the rest of taming was easy. But I was only level 14, not anywhere close to learning the saddle engram, and running around with a tape on follow is stupid, so I finally started building a base. 3x3 foundations house, combination of vanilla wood structures and Eco's Stable Decor ones, with two floors (first is a small workshop, second is two rooms: bedroom, and a... Well, just a room, I guess. With glass walls, table, and two chairs. The sit-and-look-out-of-the-window room. Tamed two gachas, male and female. Both can make fungal wood, which is great. Really helps with building. One also makes crystal. There's also a bit of fenced-off land around the house. Really only a bit - about 3 foundations in each directions. Just enough to park tapejara, both gachas, and all dimorphs.

By building and harvesting I got to level 20. Not much, but still a bit close to riding the tape.

After I was done building the house (the fence around it, however, still needs some work), I exited the game. That's all I did in Singleplayer, and on servers I didn't do anything at all yet. Maybe I'll feed the dinos later today. Definitely won't do much else, though - did enough of playing in singleplayer for today.

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so i was flying my pteradon for the first time and i was being all happy when i started going down into the jungle and i was like okay it just needs a break then as soon as a land this reptile leaps out and hurts me and my pteradon i have just enough stamina to get back into the air for a brief second then when i need to land again i see it fighting another creature the lesson i learned, "watch your sprint meter while flying"

tl;dr: my pteradon ran out of stamina mid flight and almost got killed

(also it was about to happen again over a megladon in the ocean but luckily it didnt lol)

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The new player I invited into my tribe last weekend has pretty much disappeared.  He slept in a bed for a few days then was gone. He emptied out the cabinet that had his stuff, leaving behind some basic tools and a pair of podded baby Thyla.  I remember him saying this was just an alt character so maybe he does not play too often with it. IDK.  Anyway, he left more than he took so I can't complain.

I spent some time looking for cave mounts a few days ago but did not find anything.  Gathered wood, thatch and stone all weekend and did a bunch of building.... adding to the base I thought was done last week.  The top now has huge pillars stretching toward the sky and looks more like an ancient Roman structure than anything else.  I kinda like the way it is turning out.

Yesterday, I searched again for a high level wolf or bary. No luck.  So I unpodded the baby thyla from the cabinet and raised them up for 8 hours to the first imprint.  The babies asked for somebody I have never heard of before for the imprint.  It might be the name of my partner's main character on Rag.  So I put them back in their pods and will ask my absent partner about them if he comes back this week.  If not, then I will just raise them up and breed them to get my cave mount. lol.  But my guess is he would have taken them if he wanted them.  However, I will still try to do the right thing and give them back (ready for imprint) if he wants them.

The most exciting thing to happen this weekend was the surprise arrival of traders (from another server) on Friday night. There was a team of them all setting up shop on one of the obelisks (maybe all, IDK for sure) and filling up the common chat with advertisements and announcing what they were selling.  All of what they were selling was way too pricy for me.  Everything seemed to be in the 3k to 8k poly range.  I didn't even go but enjoyed reading the exchange of chat and bartering of those that did go.  Anyway, at one point someone got mad about something....  and a few minutes later came the sonic boom of someone entering a boss fight.  Someone must not have liked the prices, or maybe didn't like that these strangers arrived unannounced and blocked people from an obelist they needed (and their plans)... and started the boss fight knowing it would suck everything from the platform.

As you could imagine, the traders were not happy!  They started arguing with the entire server and it only got worse from there.  Then on Saturday they returned with a whole team of traders from their tribe and announced themselves as the new alphas of our server, lol.  We are PVE. They blocked all the obelisks with high level dinos and began griefing all those they thought might be responsible, OR anyone that stood up to them (like the people that have called our server home for 3-4 years). It Lasted for hours.  They finally left but said they would be back today to move in and terrorize our server until we pay for the dinos they lost.... But they don't see that side of the picture where they disrupted our life so they could make their monopoly money.  From their statements it is clear they are very arrogant and have a very massive operation and claim to own 1000s of high level dinos.  It appears they are playing a different game altogether... But I was proud of the many people in our server that stood up to them.

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49 minutes ago, Penguin73 said:

The new player I invited into my tribe last weekend has pretty much disappeared.  He slept in a bed for a few days then was gone. He emptied out the cabinet that had his stuff, leaving behind some basic tools and a pair of podded baby Thyla.  I remember him saying this was just an alt character so maybe he does not play too often with it. IDK.  Anyway, he left more than he took so I can't complain.

I spent some time looking for cave mounts a few days ago but did not find anything.  Gathered wood, thatch and stone all weekend and did a bunch of building.... adding to the base I thought was done last week.  The top now has huge pillars stretching toward the sky and looks more like an ancient Roman structure than anything else.  I kinda like the way it is turning out.

Yesterday, I searched again for a high level wolf or bary. No luck.  So I unpodded the baby thyla from the cabinet and raised them up for 8 hours to the first imprint.  The babies asked for somebody I have never heard of before for the imprint.  It might be the name of my partner's main character on Rag.  So I put them back in their pods and will ask my absent partner about them if he comes back this week.  If not, then I will just raise them up and breed them to get my cave mount. lol.  But my guess is he would have taken them if he wanted them.  However, I will still try to do the right thing and give them back (ready for imprint) if he wants them.

The most exciting thing to happen this weekend was the surprise arrival of traders (from another server) on Friday night. There was a team of them all setting up shop on one of the obelisks (maybe all, IDK for sure) and filling up the common chat with advertisements and announcing what they were selling.  All of what they were selling was way too pricy for me.  Everything seemed to be in the 3k to 8k poly range.  I didn't even go but enjoyed reading the exchange of chat and bartering of those that did go.  Anyway, at one point someone got mad about something....  and a few minutes later came the sonic boom of someone entering a boss fight.  Someone must not have liked the prices, or maybe didn't like that these strangers arrived unannounced and blocked people from an obelist they needed (and their plans)... and started the boss fight knowing it would suck everything from the platform.

As you could imagine, the traders were not happy!  They started arguing with the entire server and it only got worse from there.  Then on Saturday they returned with a whole team of traders from their tribe and announced themselves as the new alphas of our server, lol.  We are PVE. They blocked all the obelisks with high level dinos and began griefing all those they thought might be responsible, OR anyone that stood up to them (like the people that have called our server home for 3-4 years). It Lasted for hours.  They finally left but said they would be back today to move in and terrorize our server until we pay for the dinos they lost.... But they don't see that side of the picture where they disrupted our life so they could make their monopoly money.  From their statements it is clear they are very arrogant and have a very massive operation and claim to own 1000s of high level dinos.  It appears they are playing a different game altogether... But I was proud of the many people in our server that stood up to them.

Things like that is why I miss official

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2 hours ago, alternative1010 said:

(also it was about to happen again over a megladon in the ocean but luckily it didnt lol)

You’d be fine actually, the Pdon only force lands if it’s over land, over water it just loses torpor when you attack, sprint, and barrel roll. So basicy just find a safe beach and your good. Over lava is the bad one, for some reason it thinks lava is ground, and after will attack the lava for attacking it...

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Also, for me, only had a short playtime, so I was doing official settings SP, no cheats, on my new PC(ryzen 5, 16GB DDR4, 1 terr Nvim, 1 terr SSD, 2 terr HDD, GTX 1050 TI 4GB) and it was AMAZING!!!!!! It was at least 50x better then the old laptop(intel 3, 8gb ram, integrated, HDD), I could run epic settings! Not only that but on over 20FPS with SUPER minimal lag spikes. I’m playing on High, and it’s like butter! Anyway, I tamed a couple of good Pdons, and a para and 2 trikes. Also got to level 19, so close to smithy....

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On 11/21/2020 at 10:28 PM, 2OLEgend said:

Island xbox official PvE

Theri army progressed to 34% matured. 

More importantly a near neighbours pillar forest has auto decayed and some of the walls on the perimeter of his base have gone also. This has allowed me to open up the front of my base and access the coast without navigating a coastal path and shear cliff.

2 days time the stone components will auto decay,  unfortunately 4 am my time, but hopefully I will be the first to render later on. 

Follow up,  I was the first to render the half auto decayed base. Only a handful of drop bags though. Most of the base is still intact as it is metal, 3 days left on timers but I'll be at work. Also with it being obviously auto decayed will make it a target for most of the server.

Apart for the land grab, only gained the contents of a forge (oil, scrap metal ingots) and a few artifacts ( clever, brute and ark max player trophy). 

Disappointed only as some of the base is tek level, the lapsed owner craft character still in tek sleep pod, but most of tek storage boxes are virtually empty. 

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(Official, Valguero) Fed dinos, bred gigas.

(Official, Crystal Isles) Wyverns still have plenty of crystals, it'll take weeks for them to run out, so just quickly logged on to check if they're still in their place (they are) and reset decay.

(Official, Extinction) Fed the dinos, finally got the wyvern to 1000 stamina, should be enough for any travels tha might happen in the future.

(Singleplayer, Extinction) Tamed two parasaurs, made a saddle for one (Explorer saddle, from Saddle Emporium mod) and halters for both, from the same mod. Completely replaced the house's parts with those from Eco's Stable decor. Finished the fence. Got two more levels. Still no cheats, very proud of myself for that.

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So Today Was the day I would Finally Step Out of My thatch shack and get some tames. I tried to tame a dodo But I accidentally killed it because I didn't see that it was knocked out. So then I went for Bigger Game I knocked out a parasaur And named him Joel Then My base got demolished by a therizino and he illed me and my parasaur so i cried into my pillow for 2 hours. 

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Xbox Crystal Isles - server

Very busy weekend. I should have done this in two installments, got a lot of time this weekend to get progressed. 

Had three main goals this weekend: Get a turret tower set up for stealing wyvern eggs, make some industrial progress and get a SE bass set up for taming / an outpost if I'm away from base.

 

Last time I finally placed my industrial forge. Used the crap out of it this weekend. Since I already had walls and a small base set up I wanted to flesh it out fully instead of having a half shell like I usually do. I did just that. After a few hours farming at my base came and set up a wicked griffin pen, some other base stuff and found a 290 griffin to lure to my trap. Oh boy. This guy was a PAIN to knock out. I only had my crossbow, almost killed it many times. Took over an hour to knock out between it almost dying and escaping some how lol.

 

Finally got it tamed, went for a fly. Took everything back to my base and did a lot more building. I'm getting a little mixed up on order but spent awhile collecting, building and while I was out - taming high level pteras for wyvern extras. Got a few imprinted back ups, made a few turrets, some metal base pieces and all the extras for my SE base (fridges, AC, etc) went and set up a bit. 

 

Got side tracked on a CP run, tamed a mate beaver, a mate Mammoth and popped some babies for imprinted farming tames. Spent a lot more time than I planned collecting materials, going to and from base trying to gather all I needed and placing it all to make it look decent.

 

That was Friday night, ill post my other nights on my lunch break 

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Didn't get to play last night so I don't know if the disgruntled trading company ever came back.  I played this morning before work but didn't see any evidence of them in my small corner of the island.  Anyway, I gathered materials for awhile and made a bunch of stuff to progress the homestead... finished the pillars up to the height of the behemoth gate.  Started on the ceiling. 

Achieved level 82/83 and made a chemistry station. And, of course,  I couldn't resist using it so I made a ton of narcs. lol.

Made a run up the volcano for metal and crystal.

Found a alpha carno wandering too close to my wall, so I hopped on the rex squashed the trespasser. Then made a meat run to fill up the fridge.  

Flew around during the night time hours to grab loot drops.  Most of it is junk but I did manage to pick up a nice MC crossbow, an apprentice rex saddle BP, and a ramshackle plesiosaur saddle BP.  They are not end game saddles but they are better than the typical scope or pike that I already have too many of.

Looking forward to increased rates for Turkey weekend.  I plan to finish raising up the two thylas my tribe mate left behind and then mating them so I can have imprinted baby.  He can have original two back if he ever returns. lol.  I might even try to get some rex eggs going this weekend as well.  

I do need to get a few low level critters to generate eggs/ kibble. So that needs to happen quickly. I have been so focused on building that I have not given any time to the kibble process yet. yikes.

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