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Anarki    42

I needed a little break from my normal prim+ game so I installed SE, and started on an official server to see what all the fuss was about. My tribe mate had already made a start with a small base and a lvl 20 Kapro. 

I heard it was hard, logged in and the first thing I see were claws and my death - I hadnt even moved. I laughed, tried again and managed to survive possibly 3 minutes until I was chased by a Rex. I managed to get away only to be killed by a Vulture. My next two deaths were more a run and see event but then I finally found my tribe mate - he invited me to his tribe and we started the slow progress of exploration. We tamed a lvl 20 sabre, tried to investigate some mountains, got turned back by sabres and carnos. Then came the vulture issue - it killed me again and as my tribe mate attempted to save my sabre - the sabre died :(

I spawned in, spotted a 145 Raptor and got it tamed at 207 I think on just meat. She will be my forever faithful friend now - I go tamely around the mountain side running from most things I see but I did manage to get somce crystal and obsidian to start building some more important items. 

SE is so much harder, but a challenge I was possibly in need of.

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maze    135

I've been pretty silent since 8/8, that's mostly because of the mass amounts of progress we made. So here goes what happened in about 4 weeks. (there's a tl;dr at the bottom)

Last time, I told you we wanted to relocate. We did that and were busy at work day on day off.

I got home from my actual work one day and wanted to start on our breeding center. Though even the structures frame was green, I couldn't place them. There's a beacon drop within the perimeter of our chosen place. 

A real large and pretty flat area of around 20x20 rendered useless. There goes my plan on that building.

The best part with playing on officials is trading, be it on your own server or through any website. If I remember correctly, T has been the first to acquire something through trades - a black/and green Jerboa. Sounds not like much but ever since, I've been hot on heels to scoure the forums for something worthwhile. 

It's not that you get that for free, but it's interesting how much fun you can make out of crafting 400 Adobe walls or 30 Stone Behemoth gates, just make it a race to get half of done first. 

The next weekend she told me, that one of our former admins, on the player dedi server we used to play on, gave their base on SE up in favor to stay on the island. He offered everything including most gear, bps and dinos. 

We gave away our base, we build on 889, for free and claimed our new-ish-ly acquired base. Taking our precious trades with us and left the rest of 'em for the new owner. 

Onto more breeding and trading, just on a different server and with more backed up materials to use. Those 2x and 3x events are awesome for breeding and gathering. 

I don't remember the timeframe on the next paragraph, can't be more than a week I think. Anyways, I got home from work the other day. T had already sent me a message that read 'Hurry, I have a surprise for you!', well I had to take a shower and eat dinner first. Man, have I've been excited to see what the fuzz is about. 

Once ready, I joined and wanted to know what's going on. Both P and T held their mouthes shut, leaving me even more suffering. Finally T said 'Get to a drop or obelisk and upload yourself' I did that and 'Where do we go?' I asked. I joined the other server and waited for T to pick me up. She's been in the same tribe that we got the base on SE from, and invited me as well. We flew over to their base and she said 'Pick one dino, it's yours. But let me give you a tour first'

After touring through their homestead, I had to ask 'So why are we in their tribe now? And why is no one home? What's all that about?' And she said 'Well... this is all ours now, they decided to move off of legacy completely.' 

I was stunned, first we get a base with ~100 dinos for free and now another one with more than an additional 150?!

(tl;dr) Apparently we are 'proud' owner of two bases on two servers with more than 300 animals after just shy over four weeks on official servers. 

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Kraken    337

Been working through some personal poop lately, and doing a lot of mindless grinding has helped, so much of my Ark time has been gather stone, gather metal, farm drops, walk around killing stuff, but finally put all that gathering to good use and got my very own fortress of solitude built. Quite happy with it, far to big for what I could possibly need, but there it is. Only got the Kitchen outfitted atm, need to move all of my storage and crafting benches inside and get some more rooms kitted out. Need a great hall and some lavish living quarters.

Other than that, chanced upon a beautiful almost pure silver grey 150 female Megalosaurus. I wasn't going to bother taming any Megalo's, but she is sooooo purty I couldn't resist.

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Jabnlab    22

Its been a few weeks since I've updated. Still havent made much progress on our 3rd floor of our base expansion, we've been getting sidetracked with taming and other projects. Had to expand on our dino pen too. We did build an industrial forge and saddles for our quetz so we can start hauling an anky around for fast metal runs which should give more incentive to finish the 3rd floor

I ended up hatching 8 rex eggs, kept 6 and all were 100% imprinted. We are still looking for a 140+ with good hp before we do another round of breeding, all we seem to get are rexes with good melee and stam. We have started leveling a pair from that batch and managed to kill a lvl 135 Alpha rex that was way too close to our base.

 

Our biggest sidetrack is we have started taming some water dinos, we started with a pair of megladons, i think 135 and 145, bred them earlier this week, and are breeding them again as I write this. We also tamed a lvl 60 Basilo. Up untill yesterday we were limited on sea exploration due to no scuba gear, but my wife hit lvl 81 last night so we can now spend a lot of time underwater. 

Our makeshift water pen (4 bgates near some rocks) is getting cramped so we started an underwater pen in the middle of viking bay near the sunken ship. It will end up being 10x15x24 tall, and the walls will just stick just high enough out of the water so I can build a landing platform with a small shack to keep beds, food and scuba gear as well a generator and some lights that shine into the pen. Hopefully it will hold a good amount of sea creatures.

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Aushegun    47

Here in America, most of us had a 3-day weekend due to the Labor Day holiday.  I decided that I would try something new, and I created a new player and start on the Island from level 1. Thus began my ARK binge of playing nearly 9am to 11pm every day for three straight days.

I spawned in on a beach not far from the Red Ob. And I happened to be on the end of a long thin penisula. So since it was a safe place, and Dilos and one Raptor where the only threats in the area, I set up shop for Base #1. I quickly tamed up some Dodos and Dilos, and began grinding. building a small base and pen. Eventually I got really lucky and had two different Ptera land right in my pen, so I was able to easily bola and knock out. I did have to kite away a level 80 something Bronto, that seemed to enjoy walking all over my base.

By the end of day 2 I had a decent Trike and high level Parasaur to go along with my growing dodo/dilo army. I also tamed every one of those Lym dinos ( the little ones that give Buffs when you pet them) As day 2 ended, I was shocked to have a level 100+ Ptera land right next to me on the beach. I quickly knocked it out., and decided it was time to scout out a more center location on the map. I ended up flying "SurpriseSurprise" to the metal mountain in the Redwoods. I found a nice spot near the top, and started grinding away enough to build a taming pen to capture Argies. Once it was built enough, I took "SurpriseSurprise" out looking for an Argy. Found a 108 and a 116 mated pair, and figured this would be perfect. So swooped in to start kiting them to the pen. Suddenly BAM freaking Microraptor got me, I finally killed the low level Micro, but next thing I knew, a trio of Sabertooths shred me up. Well, as soon as spawn back in, I ran back to the location of my death to try and save my Ptera who was on Passive.  As I draw nearer, I realized I had walked into a death zone. Alpha Raptor plus a few other raptors to my left. And Alpha Carno to my right, and dead ahead was a level 76 and level 52 Trexs. (Let's not forget about the damn Sabers that started this whole thing.) Needless to say, I quickly died again.

Now I'm panicking, because the Ptera is still sitting near all those killer dinos. And I cannot spawn in to by bed on the mountain, because off the cooldown timer! Spawn back at Base 1 on the beach, and grab another Ptera, and race back to the Redwoods mountain. As I get to within sight of "SurpriseSurprise" I can clealy see she is taking damage. I flew over close enough to whistle her to follow, and as she starts to lift off the ground, she crumples to the floor dead. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Realizing that area is too toxic to get my body or her body inventory back, I fly back up to the top of the mountain and keep working on the base. 

 

Day 3 - I started the day with the #1 goal of having a couple Argies tamed by the end of the day. Right off the is a level 76 just meters away from my taming pen.  I actually kiting him into the pen while on foot! FINALLY I have an Argy. In between kiting and taming 2 more Argies,  I managed build up a respectable base. I also managed to fall down the mountain Twice. Once into the jaws of Raptor pack, and another time by those damn Sabertooths.  I spent the rest of the evening killing any threat in the area. (Well except the Alpha Raptor and Carno, which somehow disappeared from the area.)

Tonight will be grinding and taming resource dinos (Anklos, Doed, Phomia, etc.) I also hope to have leveled up enough to build my Argy saddles.  And maybe I will try again to tame a damn Hyena. I wasted so much time the last few days trying. Damn things keep freaking out. I'm wearing Ghille, and crouching as I approach from the rear.  Not sure what I am doing wrong.

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Just started on my first unofficial server, Ragnarok PvP, but started a little later than I originally planned, this particular server had a 7 day grace period before PvP was turned on and I joined 8 hours before that time, so alot of last night was spend grinding 3 small stone FOBs with 3 forges a bed 2 pestle and a smithy in each, grinding out 1k bullets for each one and getting everything I need ready for when I unlock metal building parts and generators, getting crops planted, some fert going by picking up poop from wild dinos and taming a few dodos ready to start taming pteras.  

First impressions of the map are positive though, I have one FOB by the eastern entrance to the Scar just before Scotland (it'll be destroyed very soon I imagine but it's a good place to collect chitin and level fast killing scorps and titanboas), one in jungle 1 by the man made bridge just off a small metal spawn and a 3rd In the middle of Scotland

Today I'll grind out some more bullets for all 3, and build further fobs at the SW spawn and one in Viking Bay, and I'll upgrade all 5 to metal as I've now hit 45, hoping to hit 60 so I can make generators and place turrets in each

 

 

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Oh, everyone on server has Wyverns grifins and a few have gigas already and PvP is now active so I'll be at a logistical disadvantage for a small while whilst everyone enjoys raiding every base in sight for fun, so I'm very much gonna be living small until I hit around Lvl 90 and have enough mats and knowledge of the map to throw up a decent sized base and start taming proper fighting tames, one of my bases has already been partially hit (guy on fire Wyv broke in and killed my tribe mate, stole our ingots bullets and killed a horse that my tribe mate tamed)  so I'm already compiling a list of people who will feel my wrath at some point, may go over to the mentioned tribes base later woth a few hundred rounds of rifle ammo and test his defences out later today too

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Dracul    135

I logged into my legacy prim server that iv played on sense ark was maybe three months old. Demolished all of my containers (letting the contents rot in baggies on the floor), whistled all of my land dinos to one corner of my base and proceeded to gas them with my poison wyvern "Morgana", two hundred corpses later of rexes, spinos, beavers, doeds, anks, thorny dragons (many of which were color mutations and combo breeds such as a black and white oreo breed and a crimson back black breed), carnos, bat(1) spider (1), jerbs, compys, pteras, argents, oviraptor(1), sheep, baryonyx(1), theri (1) a bronto  and a hand full of other mish mosh dinos. Then I broke open the floor of my base (as it was built on top of my sea pen) herded all of my aquatics (Mostly plesios, eels, basils sharks and such  gassed them too. Then flew over and uploaded the wvyern to a drop, sam back home and got my remaining aquatics, twelve high level tusos (half of which were bred, one with color mutation a blue 'crown' top) EVENTUALLY got them to behave and took them all around the map in one final tour looking for a aquatic drop, they were actually pretty neat looking all swimming together looked like a scene from the Matrix with the squiggly robots. Eventually found one, uploaded all twelve, uploaded myself to another server and instead of picking a spawn point I exited the game.

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JozaSeraf    23

2 hours on rangonrak and some tribe tamed 2 griffins... they spent next 6 hours harrasing and erasing peoples bases.. we managed to put together and lure them to plant x, where 7 people where with longnecks... griffin was only lvl 30 so it went down fast... 

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Anarki    42

Well, I decided that my SE based was now a legacy server so after my 1 night of enjoying the challenge, I've not been back since. I have also not been on my Prim+ server which is slightly disheartening too as that is now legacy.

I have since started a new official (standard ARK) PvE server with three new tribemates so its no longer just Paint and I. 

I know its boring but we have again started on the Center and have pillared off the same spot we had on our Prim+ base. We like our cliff base and have decided to go again :)

Weve now 5 Pteras all 145/150s and also a pair of Raptors for the easy cave nearby. At first we built on the shore, steadied up our base whilst just putting the foundations around the cliff ready to build. Within a few days, we have our fabricator built, most of us are lvl 60 and are now looking at designs and ideas for pens.

Its been busy but I think for the next few days I will probably have a little time out and come back at the weekend hoping for an event to help progress.

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Rhinenorr    20

While bringing back a megaloceros to tame on new rag servers. A 175 lightning wyvern came out of the ocean and vaporized my deer. While I gave up and flew back to base on a near dead argy a tribe member got killed by a wyvern that flew out of a stone cave floor. Wyverns just poppin out of the map in every direction. Beware the ghost wyverns of ragnarok

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Jabnlab    22

Finally finished my 3rd floor and I think Im going to go for a 4th, keep larger flyers in one and smaller in the other. 

2 big plans for this weekend, 1st finish our water pen in viking bay, then I also plan on building a deepsea taming pen in hopes of taming some anglers for farming pearls so we can start building our elevator. And if a mosa happens to be in the area we will probably tame it too.

While doing some ocean exploring yesterday I found a cave loaded with crystal. I'm going to try and get an anky down there and a few beds and fast travel and farm a few times a day then pick it all up on weekends. Ill level a shark in weight to use untill I get a mosa and use the shark to bring it to the surface and transfer it to a quetz. I wonder how much oxygen/stam an anky needs to get to the bottom of the ocean

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Aushegun    47

Managed to kite and tame three Level 100+ female Argies last night. One is being leveled up as a fighter, and the other 2 as heavy weight mules. Sadly I could not find a male over 100, so I will continue with that search tonight so I can begin breeding.

After randomly seeing a Quetz near the Green OB each day since Friday, I decided that I would tame a Tapejara last night, and go tame the Quetz (I happened to have 12 shocking darts thanks to my brush with some Cnardia while on the beach.) Well After only 5 minutes of looking , I found a Tapejara...super low level, but I figured what the heck. Boa, Tranq and tame.

As I am flying it back to the base, I see another beautiful pink/orange Tapejara Level 120! So I watched it from a distance as it flew around the area. Finally it landed, and I snuck up, bola, and tranq'd it. While waiting for it to starve a bit, I heart a noise from behind me. SPINO!!!! I get on my Ptera, and quickly kite the Spino away. I then returned to the Sleeping Tapejara, and built a protection ring of wood spikes around it. I also then snuck around the area killing all dilos or other potential threats that I could handle on foot. I even kited a Therazino away, which was scary as heck, but I used a rock and a small cliff to lose it. I then settled in for long wait of protecting the Tapejara while it tamed up. Finally he was at 99% tamed, I was so excited, then I heard it... the Spino was back, and he brought a friend (Alpha Raptor 8) with him! Nooooooooooo!  I quickly took the first Tapejara (low level) and began kiting/attacking the spino and Alpha.  I knew I was dealing with fire, as this low level Tapejara had barely been leveled up, and with Health and Stamina well below 750, I had to pay attention to those levels. I also knew there was no way I could kill them, so I had to do enough to buy some time for the Tapejara to finish taming. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the high Level Tapejara wake up, and I quickly flew over it and my Ptera whistling All Follow and ALL Passive. They got in the air literally as the Spino and Raptor attached thru the spike walls. each taking some damage, but they got free and we flew off to safety.

As I closed in on the mountain base I notice two Scorpions stuck in a crease in the mountain, just meters from my base. I get the Ptera and Tapejaras all settled in safe at the base, and took an Argy over to investigate. Both were under level 50, but my Argy has spoiled meat in his belly, so I quickly KO'd the Scorpions and shoved in the bad meat. Knowing they were stuck in a crevice, I left them to tame up.

Back at the base, did some grinding, to build greenhouse/crop plots/compost bins, and got that started with 4 Narco plots and then one for each Veggie.

As it was well past my bedtime, I started to finish for the night. But then I thought... Those scorpions were awfully close to the base, and only got stopped by the crevice. I think I need a defense, and I don't want to leave all my animals on Neutral. Sooooooooo off I flew to find some Species X seeds.  I had only ever found the seeds once before when I first started 6 months ago, and that was by accident. So I searched the swamp high and low. Finally I had to rest my Ptera, so I landed on a rock. Sitting there for just a few seconds, and BAM Titanboa bit me. "I'm sick of these raptoring snakes on this mother-raptoring map!" Grabbed my sword, fought the snake, and put my Ptera on Neutral before I passed out at its feet. I can hear fighting, and my Ptera kills two Dilos while I'm out. I wake up, look for my Ptera who is no longer next to me, and as I run around a rock, there is the Plant Species X ! I start to harvest it, but instead get some plants nearby with berries. Then BAM another raptoring snake! I use my sword to kill the snake, and quickly chomp on a few stimberries, that I had just gotten when trying to get the Species X seeds. Move back to the Plant, harvest the X seeds, find my Ptera and take off just as a Kapro and another snake are closing in on us.

Fly back to the base, make up saddles for all the new tames, and call it a night.

I still need to get those Scorpions back to base ( I forgot to check to see if they finished taming) and need to get me some Ankys and Doeds. Would also love a Mega-sloth, but all I can find are under level 20s.

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Jabnlab    22

Ended up taking an anky to the underwater cave and almost didnt make it, ankys dive extremly slow, lol Looks like theres about 1k worth of crystal down there after about 10 minutes of farming (official rates) and 0 danger, i figure im going to fast travel and hit it once or twice a day then spend an hour on weekends extracting it. Ill use a shark to bring it to the surface (till I get a mosa) and transfer it to a quetz. It may be above crush depth, ill have to test it another day, if so i may be able to get a whale there to extract which carries twice what my shark does

 

For those interested, cave is roughly at 13x23 offshore of the blue oblisk

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Aushegun    47

Spent last night grinding out an expansion "Flight Deck/Landing Pad" for my flyers on the Redwoods mountain base. I was able to do that as I tamed up 3 Ankys and 2 Doeds. It was a bit nerve wracking as I had 3 tames going at once, and the other two together. I got Level 100+ & 70+ Anky, that were very close to my base and traveling together. The 100+ I got 99%, but the 70+ was over 90% tamed, when a pack of Sabrecats came flying down the mountain on top of us. So she ended up at 45%.  Later I got a 100+ Doed and just a mid 40's male.  As I was taming them, I saw a level 92 male, and tried to tame him, but the Alpha Carno and Alpha raptor returned from earlier in the week, and kill the Doed and me. Luckily I happened to have my high health Argy with, and I was able to respawn, fly another Argy over and rescue the one before it got killed by the Alpha Carno. I then flew back to the base, grabbed my "Warrior" Argy, and went back to kick some prehistoric butt. Took out the Alpha Carno, and two Alpha Raptors. Thankfully, they were all low level, and spread out, so I only had to fight one at a time. 

Later I realized I was low on Cem Paste, and since I don't have a Sloth or Frogs yet, I didn't want to take on the Chitin Cave just yet. So I started flying around looking for Beaver dams to raid. I was lucky and found 4 different dams all close together, and while raiding the last one, I hear my Argy shriek, and when I come out of the water, he is no where to be found. I mean NOWHERE. This is the second time in a week this has happened to me, and BOTH times the Argy was all loaded up with resources and taming supplies.  My argies are always on Neutral or Passive. (Never Aggressive), so I am not sure what happened to them. And both times it happened while I was underwater and the bird was landed on a rock or shore near me. Is this some new bug? I've never had this happen before.

So because all of my ammo had been transferred to my now vanished Argy, all I had was a my melee weapon to defend myself during my long run back to base. I avoided every confrontation I could, and by some miracle made it back to the base.

I then decided it was time to do something safer, so I grabbed my two Argy "Mules" and headed over to the volcano to farm Crystal and Obsidian. Filled them up, flew back to the base, and called it a night.

Tonight I am going to build some transponder nodes to attache to all my flyers, so I can find them next time they vanish. (BTW, I checked the tribe log, and no Kill messages for either missing Argy)

I also need to tame up some water dinos, so I can farm for BioToxin to make shocking darts. They seem to help when Quetz taming. Plus I've seen a 116 Rex not far from my base I wouldn't mind getting.  I sure wish there was a land source of BioToxin. Like from scorpions, even if in much smaller quantity.

While flying around this week, I noticed that my Island map has 4, yes 4 Gigas all spawned at the same time! I've never seen more than 1 at a time before, and most of the time there are no Gigas.  So I really have to be careful when near the mountains.

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Jabnlab    22

Tamed a pair of Megalosarus today, lvl 85 and lvl 95 before tame, mostly for kibble so we can get some thezios, but I think they will be fun to play around with at night once we can make nightvision goggles. I was surprised how strong they were for being such a low lvl. I look forward to eventually taming a pair of 150s.

We are planning for a rex hatching spree this weekend, we should have about 12 eggs to hatch on Saturday. Then we just need to level them, find a good yutty and a good saddle bps then I think we may be ready to give our 1st boss run a shot

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Spent about 2 hours building an epic trap with a trike and a low level zino, only to have a rollback that killed all my work :( lol. Now I am trying to motivate myself to start over again. It's tough out there for a noob... (again)

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Jabnlab    22

Got our water pen about 75% finished today, finished enough to move all the dinos over. I just need to put a "dock" and roof on it as well as fabricator for fixing scuba tanks, storage, and a generator for a fridge and lights. Our current pen will become a shark taming pen.

Plans for tomorrow are taming a pair of anglers, and maybe a mosa and after that we are going to try to find a pair of spinos to tame (good luck on rag, lol)

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Started playing a bit again on our private server, preparing for ascension so we can enjoy Aberration a 100% from a lore point of view later on. Unfortunately, it looks like we'll have to wait a bit, because one of my friends and tribemate, is coming down with something. :(

I did do an SE run though and read through all the explorer notes and found this in one of the caves:
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I've also tamed high level basils (my friend won't join us in the underwater caves otherwise - she's terrified of being in the ocean) and also got two baby rexes with our best hp and melee (compared to what I've seen in on this forum, it's not that impressive xD ). I've also started trying to get my favourite colours into the better breeding line. The ones I had before, were all from when max level was 120. Now, I'm drowning in rexes...

I got these guys with an hp mutation:
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They look kind of funky.

I'm also considering building a proper waterpen for my tames, but I don't know if I should start such a project right now.

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