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(Official, Valguero) Bred gigas, bred wyverns (same pair).

Put the eggs into the hatchery.

Unpodded all of my gachas (I always have the male out, and every other gacha of mine is female) and bred them all.

Took some pellets from one of my gachas and put them into the crop plots.

Fed dinos.

Waited for wyvern eggs to hatch, unfortunately both babies were male, but one was almost right (belly color inherited, melee and weight inherited), so I kept him. I'll just breed him back to is mother once he's adult until I'll get a gray-bellied weight-melee-health female. Then I'll just have to raise that, and breed it to Black Pepper until I get all the stats and colors I want on the same wyvern.

Gachas were born, one mutation, no dust, killed.

One giga egg hatched, no mutations, killed.

And that's all for today.

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Arrgh! It took so long to get that final stat, out of four, into my Anky line, but it's finally done. Bummer, though, that none of the cool colors came through in the end. I suppose I could breed for those, but that seems like a lot of work right now. 

Anyway, I hatched a bunch of Rexys and got both a melee and HP mutation from the bunch. Now to combine those . . . *Crosses fingers it doesn't take as long as the Ankys*.

I stocked up on Broodmother artifacts, well set of three each anyways. I just need to find a decent saddle BP before trying Alpha monkey and BM. Seeing as I have SP mode on this time, I imagine it will be easier, just not sure how much easier. But the caves seemed messed up with their loot crates. I've read about it, and staying in the cave does cause more than one to spawn, but it's kind of a pain. 

Other than that, I made an S+ glass building out back to hold some artifact pedestals and more Cryo-trees. Still need to decorate it more. 

Anyway, looking forward to the new map. Have fun all!

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(Official, Crystal Isles) Refreshed base.

(Official, Valguero) Bred gigas and wyverns eggs, old and new, went into the hatchery. Unpodded wyverns. Bred gachas.

Raided beaver dams, but only a little bit.

Wyvern egg hatched female, right stats but wrong belly color, so killed.

One giga egg hatched, female, no mutations, killed.

Gachas born, no dust, killed.

And that's all for today. Tomorrow will feed dinos on (Official, Extinction).

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Marjorie sits back on her hind legs and high-fives me. Woot! We just got done with the hard sea cave, and I waited around for three artifacts. So we're set on those for a bit. Just have to get the others now for dragon, as I also really want to beat it on gamma at least. 

Did the easy sea cave and went after a bunch of drops, but no luck on a Rex saddle BP. Think I only saw two red drops out of all the time I was looking. Bad luck drop day is what it was. 

Getting the latest mutations on a male rex took less than a day, so that went well at least. 

Other than that, nothing too exciting. Happy Arking all!

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Spent most of the weekend breeding and hatching yuty eggs... taking advantage of 3x rates while I can.  Ended up with a pretty strong group of stats spread amongst 8 different dinos.  Now trying to combine / consolidate / get mutations, etc... you all know the game.

My partner and I finally had the chance to make a boss run.  However, I have misplaced some of the artifacts and we were only able to do gamma.  Took a team of 11 rexes, 8 therizinos, and 1 yuty.  Crushed it.  After the dragon landed the first time it never got airborne again.  The manticore was almost as quick.  I think the entire fight was done in less than 5 minutes. lol.  We are planning to do Beta / Alpha next weekend.

PVE Official Crystal Isles

After about 30 minutes of looking for my lost artifacts... and not finding them, I jumped over to crystal isles and collected a bunch.  Raised a couple of baby wyverns up to juvenile status while I replanted the garden that had died since I last logged in there.

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(Official, Extinction) Fed dinos.

(Official, Valguero) Bred gigas put all the eggs into the hatchery, unpodded wyverns, bred gachas, went for the milk for wyverns.

Got the milk with no trouble at all - and got a nice dermis for my taxidermy collection as a bonus, ice, white with red back.

Fed the wyverns.

Fed dinos, noticed that gacha trough has barely any mushrooms left in it. Leveled Greybell in weight (I have her base stats saved anyway, so I don't need to keep her unleveled for comparisons), podded Anca (therizino), and went to the swamp. Got a ton of mushrooms, put them into the gacha trough. Gacha babies were born, no dust, killed.

The mushrooms reminded me of the flowers, s checked the hives - and good thing I did that! Only 8 flowers were left in each. Put a stack of flowers into each hive, also don't have a lot left in the fridge, will have to go get some soon.

ne of the giga eggs hatched, twins, no mutations, killed.

Picked up the remaining eggs, podded wyverns, and that's all for today.

 

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(Official, Crystal Isles) Refreshed the base.

(Official, Extinction) Took my rex to check if there's anything good in the wasteland... And there was! A blue drop, right outside the Sanctuary, nobody on it so ALL MINE! Defended it just fine. No saddles, but a bit over a stack and a half of poly, six cryopods, some ghillie BPs, and the best simple pistol BP I've ever seen.

Fed the dinos, uploaded three of the pods, the poly, and the pistol BP, as well as all the dust I accumulated since the last time, not that there was a lot of it.

(Official, Valguero) Podded the extra gachas, punched the one remaining female to make her realize it's just her and her mate now so she can be happy again.

Fed dinos, retrieved the dust, the poly, the pods, and the pistol BP.

Gave bees more flowers, just in case.

Gathered some flowers.

Bred gigas, put the egg into the fridge.

Ad that's all for today.

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Did the cave for the artifact of the Skylord . . . and managed to get Marjorie (RIP) and myself deaded. We got the first artifact, so I'm just trying to waste time while we're waiting for the next to spawn. I grapple to a wall across a gap, whiz over there, and let go to land on the ledge, and . . .

There was another gap between the ledge and the wall I grappled to. Blah! I didn't bother to look down before detaching from the grapple line, so we fell into the abyss. 

So I un-cryo'd Marjorie II, who was like "Nuh-Uh! What happened to the first otter?" when I told her we were going back. We reached an agreement, she only eats prime fish meat from here on out. So we went back, and I didn't try to waste time while waiting for the artifact to spawn, so we ended up with three before heading back to base. 

So, I'm a little bummed. Heh. . .

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Found my first 298 hatchet bp on gen 2 today. Was super excited because I could farm more element shards on crystal with my Mantis.  Ran home and showed my tribemate.  When they threw the bp back to me, the server crashed and said bp decayed on the ground before either of us got back on.

Then I followed up with a few hours of stardew valley because that game doesn't crush my hopes and dreams.

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(Official, Valguero) Fed carnivores, bred gigas, took a megatherium and went to the swamp, got a lot of rare flowers and some berries (could have gotten them anywhere including within my base, but if I went to the swamp anyway...), returned home, put the flowers in the fridge, fed herbivores.

And that's all for today.

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6 hours ago, sk1ff said:

I read the last few posts. It looks more like a chronicle of a flayer, rather than a game ..))

And, as a side note, it is pointless to look at the products of the gacha cubs, they change it several times before they grow up. Google to help you!

Do they? I only raised one to adulthood, and its production did not change - it has now exactly what it was born with (also, I did google now, and the first result was several players talking about how the wiki says it changes but they observed no production changes during the growth of their gachas).

As for "chronicle of a player than a game"... Well, I admit that I largely chronicle the stuff I do even if it's not much, as a way to track how long it's been since I did it at all - helps to, you know, not forget about a base for long enough that it's gone the next time I remember about it. And I may be posting too much because of that, but several "fed dinos, bred dinos" in a row is better than one "Oh no. I forgot about my base and now all is gone".

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And to not create a new comment, I'll just add what I did today to this one. Here:

(Official, Crystal Isles) Decided to get artifacts and also tame a megalania. Took narcotic, darts, rifle, and of course my wyvern.

Went to the Apotheosis, lost my way a few times before finally entering the cave because I possess precisely zero ability to navigate, killed an ovis on my way there, grabbed the artifact and started to look for a megalania to tame. I wanted something good-ish but not too high level - I didn't have a lot of narcotic, just a bit over a stack.  I found a level 60 male, tranqed him, waited for him to starve a bit...

Some time later I gave him the mutton.

After more time yet I fed him most of the narcotic and some narcoberries and went out to get some prime meat.

Then finally I gave him the fresh prime and the rest of the narcotic, but...

I tend to be paranoid about dinos waking up during taming, even if I know I have enough narcotic to keep the down. So I gathered some more narcoberries form the bushes in the cave, and, I guess, stepped on a wrong stone.

Next thing I knew I was on the respawn screen.

I respawned, checked the log - feel free to congratulate me on my first anti-mesh death because that was what happened.

Minus armor, minus rifle, minus the remaining darts, and minus the awesome metal pick that I had for a long time.

Also, did I mention that after taming my current wyvern, Lilac, I never bothered to tame a second one? Well, I mention it now. And yes, I am, in fact, stupid for not taming an extra wyvern.

So I made a new pick and I harvested crystals in case I find a low-level wyvern, and I made bolas and a saddle and grabbed tranq arrows and a crossbow in case I find a ptera, and, of course, I didn't find anything. So I logged off, and instead logged to

(Official, Valguero) Where I grabbed a wyvern from the fridge and uploaded it. I also fed the whales and bred... No, not gigas. Athena's still on cooldown. Yuties. And I put their eggs and the closest to hatching giga one into the hatchery. And since I was doing things not related to my CI situation anyway, I also logged off Valg, and logged onto 

(Official, Extinction), where I fed dinos and took a quick look at the wasteland (saw a vein, but didn't feel like doing it.). And after that, finally, back to

(Official, Crystal Isles) I got to the green obelisk and retrieved the wyvern. I mounted said wyvern and got back to the cave. I grabbed the artifact again VERY CAREFULLY. I Got Lilac, and I got the megalania, and I uploaded the megalania and the artifact, and I returned home.

I no longer felt like getting the other two artifacts, that's enough excitement for today. I gave the wyverns some crystals and logged off.

(Official, Valguero) I retrieved the megalania and the artifact. Named the megalania Lanius, looked through the vault because I was adamantly sure that I had a good megalania BP, but as it turns out I don't have any megalania BP at all, so I had to learn the engram and make the saddle from that.

I rode Lanius around the base a bit, climbing is pretty cool. Tested his attack on a training dummy - well, I didn't expect much so I'm not disappointed.

After that I picked up the eggs and put them in the fridge, and that's all for today.

 

 

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Today, when I jumped from the Island server to Extinction, my wyvern in the cryopod disappeared from the inventory. She is nowhere to be found.
I don't know what to do about it. It's already scary just to leave the base, especially to take your dino with you ((

I don’t know how to play when the game issues such bugs, and no one is trying to fix it and compensate :( In server lags on December 9-10, we have already lost 4 top dinoes. This is the fifth one 😥😡

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29 minutes ago, sk1ff said:

Today, when I jumped from the Island server to Extinction, my wyvern in the cryopod disappeared from the inventory. She is nowhere to be found.
I don't know what to do about it. It's already scary just to leave the base, especially to take your dino with you ((

I don’t know how to play when the game issues such bugs, and no one is trying to fix it and compensate :( In server lags on December 9-10, we have already lost 4 top dinoes. This is the fifth one 😥😡

Did you upload your podded dinos to the data tab?  That is the only way I will transfer them.  Then when you get to the other side and want to retrieve them, the data tab will, at first, be empty.  But as soon as you upload something else to the data tab (like a stack of berries or a hatchet... anything will do) then everything you had uploaded before will appear again.  I lost several dinos before figuring that out.

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32 minutes ago, Penguin73 said:

Did you upload your podded dinos to the data tab?  That is the only way I will transfer them.  Then when you get to the other side and want to retrieve them, the data tab will, at first, be empty.  But as soon as you upload something else to the data tab (like a stack of berries or a hatchet... anything will do) then everything you had uploaded before will appear again.  I lost several dinos before figuring that out.

No no. The wyvern was in my personal inventory in the cryopod. Having arrived at Extinction, she was no longer anywhere - neither in the inventory, nor in the transmitter.
I immediately jumped back to my server (the transmitter is in my house), but there was nothing left there either.

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44 minutes ago, sk1ff said:

No no. The wyvern was in my personal inventory in the cryopod. Having arrived at Extinction, she was no longer anywhere - neither in the inventory, nor in the transmitter.
I immediately jumped back to my server (the transmitter is in my house), but there was nothing left there either.

Ahh. hmmm. That stinks. I personally never jump servers with anything in my inventory though.  If that is what you are doing and you keep losing things then I would try something different.  I know that is a lame response but I don't have any other answers.  Good luck.

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I transferred over to Extinction and went megatherium hunting. Highest I could find after looking for over an hour was a 110, so I tamed that one up, and then tamed a lower level female for some breeding. The high level stats, nothing to shake a stick at, came over on the first offspring. So once he was done growing, I leveled him a bit and crafted gas masks for the hard swamp cave. I pulled three artifacts out of there, thanks to Marjorie II, and it was back to Extinction. 

I was just exploring with no real goal in mind when I came across an element vein. Van, my argy, chimed in and said, "Dude! We gotta try it. We can fly away if it goes Dodos up, right?" This sounded like a fine plan to me, so we went for it. We ended up defending it, but it wasn't in the best shape at the end. Anyway, I now know what those are like and have some extra element, so that's a plus. Then we continued exploring . . . *Dramatic Music*

So yah, I have a bad habit of forgetting that flyers aren't allowed in caves. Van and I bump into an invisible wall and I plummet like Wile E. Coyote. *Poof of Dust* And then I'm eaten by like thirty different things. (RIP: Missy the Monkey shoulder pet.) I eventually got everything back, and Van wouldn't stop giving me *#@)! about it, so I headed back to the island. 

I saw a video of someone using a Yuty for the hard snow cave, so I decided to try it. Yuty Base was constructed along the northern shore of the island, and I proceed to tame a male and two females. I thought I was fast, but those things are faster. Thank goodness I had good armor. Anyone know what run speed you need to outpace them? Anyway, they were bred, and the second egg popped twins with all the good stats. I went drop hunting while they matured, but that went like usual, no Rex Saddle BP. I podded all the Yutys but one and started on leveling. 

Marjorie II said a little prayer before we left for the hard snow cave and chowed down on prime fish meat. Last meal type of thing I guess. Anyway, there were a couple of dicey parts in the beginning. I threw the cryo'd Yuty, Boss, through the crawlway, duck-walked through, hopped on, and instantly got purlovia'd. Argh! My armor held up well, and Boss was able to chew him up. The next iffy spot was my first fight where there were like four bears. Crud, they hit hard. Boss was at half health, but the levels were rolling in. Getting to the artifact took over an hour, with waiting for Boss to heal after big fights, but we ended up with three. Oh, and I got an ascendant Giga saddle BP, but still no Rex one.

Afterward, I un-cryo'd my Rex force, leveled, and healed them. I'm tired of waiting for a blueprint to drop, so I'm going to try Alpha Monkey with regular saddles. We'll see how that goes.

 

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(Official, Valgeuro) Bred gigas, fed carnivores.

And my day in ARK would have ended on that, but after waiting so long for Lost Island to finish downloading I was too excited to sleep so it continued on...

(Official, Lost Island) After creating a character and choosing a spawnpoint I immediately started to harvest fiber and thatch. Intended to built a house right near where I spawned, and would have done that - even started, actually! But I noticed a stuck alpha raptor, level 15. Really stuck. So I threw spears at it, hoping to kill it. It was starting to get a bit bloody. I made a bow, arrows, and after that the raptor got unstuck.

So I spawned on a different spot. Some raptors near it, too, but no alphas. I even killed one. And after looking through the engrams I noticed that Genesis ones are available on this map, so I made a canoe and traveled on that.

Thanks to the canoe, I was able to get a nice chunk of EXP by shooting and killing a rex that was fighting some brontos on the shore with no risk to myself. Also, saw a dinopithecus in the distance, so far that's all I've seen of the new critters.

And then I finally found a decent spot to settle, beautiful, plenty rocks and trees to harvest (unpleasant amount of fake, non-harvestable rocks, though), and started building a base for real, wood this time. I even tamed a pachy!

Having a tame, even such a weak one, really made things easer. But my spot was far from water so I needed a reservoir. Which means cementing paste. So I attacked a meganeura, and soon after no longer had a pachy. I killed that meganeura, and the other two, though, so I was able to make paste and build a reservoir.

After some more building (and some running around shooting at a wild rex that was too close and had to be either killed or lured away), I found my new would-be tame - a level 25 stego. So I made tranq arrows, and I shot it a lot, and I let it attack my house because otherwise it would attack me, and eventually I downed it and tamed it.

With the stego's help I finished the house quickly and started on the fence - currently there's gateframe with gate and two rows of stone railings - should keep raptors out, maybe carnos too (yes, walls would be better. But they would look worse, so railings are what I use). Won't stop a rex, but for today that's enough.

 

 

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Restarting my journey on the Island to beat the overseer on official. Day 1:

Found a nice quiet server and got to work immediately with a note run, ended up at the south starter beach and started massacring the local wildlife for materials to make a raft. Progressed to a bob hut with 2 furnaces and a crafting bench inside. Sailed to the footpaw and gathered as much metal as I could, crystal for a spyglass, and the explorer note while I was up there. Parachuted to the bottom and dumped it in the furnace before heading upriver with some bola to steal some paste from dams. Got all the paste but unfortunately died to a pirahna (got stuck on the dam) and lost the xp boost. An annoying setback, but I could always hit up some more notes as I travel further east along the beach.

Most of the easy starter spots had been pillared by the same 3 tribes so i continued on until I arrived at another smaller metal mountain, near another beaver spawn, and parked up to gather more resources and get a mount for easier travel. Ended up taming a lvl 40 moschops, Pigfeed, a 105 Iguanadon, Bogtrot, and a lvl 80 Pteranodon, Zipline. With resource transport and air travel covered I was free to scout the map for a location to settle, preferably near a body of water so that I could start setting up a simple farm.

Eventually I found a nice spot! Northwest, near tundra, a large flat area near the beach and completely unoccupied by any tribes. Claimed a raptor clause drop and it had a cryopod inside, so I setup a bed and some boxes to hold my things and cryo'd my Ptera, fast traveling back to my raft. The area is too dangerous for a fresh beach bob right now, so the best I can do is claim the spot and return to the starter beach to prepare structures, resources, and craft cryopods to keep tames safe until I can fence off a yard.

Although, with an alpha rex spawn so close I dont know if i'll feel entirely safe until I can make behemoths. I could always foundation the spot for now, if that even stops the alpha spawns. Ive had creatures spawn right inside my base before, worth a shot tho! Or I could save up metal and make a pen to trap them as they spawn. My next main goal is an argy, I wont move back to the base spot until im prepared to tame one for threat management and resource travel.

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(Official, Lost Isle) More building. Enlarged the fenced off area slightly so that maneuvering he stego would be easier. Named the stego Jiggles.

Decided to get a ptera, first knocked out one, but it was 25. Then knocked out a different one - 150!

And then lost Jiggles to a level 15 rex. The rex also killed the 25 ptera (hey, good thing it wasn't the 150!)

Knocked the rex out out of spite and tamed it. Tamed the ptera, rode it to the nearest crystal spot and finally made a spyglass.

Saw a level 20 male carno, decided to get it - sure, carnos are unpleasantly loud, ugly, and this particular one is bright green, but I needed something fast, strong, with more weight than the ptera, and capable of fitting through a dino gate because like hell I'm building a behemoth. So I knocked it out, got some metal because I wasn't sure I had enough ingots for the saddle, killed an ovis, and tamed the carno. His name is Fir and he is very useful.

I just finished the house - only had to install a door, as the unpleasant news of a rollback happening in a few minutes were shared in the chat, so I have no door and, honestly, not sure how much stuff that I've built I do still have.

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(Official, Lost Isle) Only logged on to see what I have now. Yep, old house, less land, and nothing but an once again unnamed stego to ride. Guess I just wasted my time building and taming.

(Official, Extinction) Fed dinos, went to the Sunken Forest to tame gachas. No dust again.

(Official, Valguero) Fed dinos, put eggs into the hatchery, unpodded wyverns, gave bees more flowers, went for milk, got it and fed wyverns. Enabled mating on gigas, but Raptor Claus arrived, so disabled it, grabbed my tropeo and went for the gifts. Managed to get two, nothing good in them at all. Returned home, finally bred gigas. Yuty eggs hatched, nothing good, killed. One of the giga eggs hatched too - twins, no mutations, but kept because at some point I'll have my almost-all-gray wyvern, and its better to have some baby gigas for leveling.

Picked up the rest of the eggs, podded younger wyvern, older one should be fine, and that's all for today.

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(Official, Lost Isle) Rebuilt the base again. Tamed a new ptera - 55 wild. Then used it to find a better ptera (140 wild) and tame that, kept the worse ptera as a spare. Tamed a new carno (50 wild). Killed two rexes using the ptera. Built a fabricator.

(Official, Crystal Isles) Refreshed base.

(Official, Valguero) The wyvern is adult now, podded. Bred gigas. Grabbed two deinon eggs (both 140). And that's all for today.

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Restarting my journey on the Island to beat the overseer on official. Day 2-3:

Prepared for the loooong raft journey around the coast toward the new base. Gathered as much metal as I could stand to lug down the hill, several times, using my Iguanadon. Got my moschops to harvest some poly, and used the remaining crystal to make some cryopods at a white drop, then I was set for adventure.

Froze my Iguanadon and filled all my boxes with fiber, thatch, wood and flint. Made sure the furnaces were stocked so that id still be getting metal going, and we were off. I decided to travel toward red beacon because it was the shortest route. Unfortunately someone seemed to have blocked the waterway with some kind of bridge? So I had to go the long way around Craggs Island. It was around this time I realised that Pigfeed, my loud and obnoxious moschops, had been strangely silent.

I hadnt had many resources and was only able to make 2 cryopods, so I left Pigfeed in the cabin of the raft to chill with me when I froze Bogtrot. I guess when I tried to sail over the blockage he must have been dislodged? He was making friends with some sharks when I finally found him, I told them Pigfeed hadnt done his homework and wasnt allowed to play outside today. Once he was safely back on the boat I stuffed him in a Cryopod for bad behaviour.

Landing on the shores of the new base I gathered all my tranqs, crossbow, and some narcotics for good measure and grabbed my pteranodon from the box I left behind. Someone had kindly left an unlocked trap nearby so I used it to tame an argy, which was a tremendous help. His name is Featherhead and he has possibly the worst health I have ever seen. With this out of the way so much more was unlocked for me! I made a longneck and some ammo, then headed out and blasted 2 (low level) alpha raptors into submission. Pumped a ton of levels into weight and pushed 1k into stam.

Im going to try to trap some utility dinos next, an anky and perhaps a doed, since stone will be essential here if I dont want rexes trampling on my base like I made it out of toothpicks. I definitely need a stego as well for narcs, and maybe a saber/carno for spoiled meat? Its relatively peaceful on the opposite side of this beach! All I have to worry about are dilos and seagulls, also the occasional alpha raptor - but they are at least threats I can manage. I'll start building the beach house tomorrow.

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