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Well I logged in and lagged out for about 5 minutes, then rubber-banded all over the place so I quit and went to work where it's less stressful.

I always find this one of the most interesting posts to read. What did you do on *ARK* today? I for one tamed a few scorpions, filled my troughs full of berries and meat and then decided to look

PS4 - Private Server - Ragnarok   No new color mutations on the ravagers last night, so all those babies got killed. I then was flying around, and I saw a whole group of high level even

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lost my aberrant parasaur/designated packmule dusty but gained an aberrant raptor i decided to name Gladius for her almost metalic looking skin now i dont have to pack up and leave whenever anything remotely threatening enters the neighborhood but carrying things is a chore now since the raptors weight is basically the same as mine. in a couple hours im gonna resolve that predicament hopefully by taming a decently high level trike.

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On 3/8/2018 at 12:08 PM, Aushegun said:

Not sure if I'm up for the task yet, as I always seem to get 1-2 body shots on the Golem when taming, and I would hate to waste a 150 by not getting a perfect tame.

The only way to get a perfect tame is with a catapult. The cannon causes splash damage regardless but the catapult is incredibly inefficient and very costly (3 ing per boulder). Hitting the body doesn't take away anymore TE then just already using the cannon it just does a lot of damage. build a stationary set up, place a jerboa or something else for the Golem to aggro high (protected as can be) to keep it's head up and let loose with the cannon. 

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Not a lot is the simple answer. 

Logged in, placed an egg in the hatchery - capped.

Spoke to some new players, went for a flight on my Ptera as it was foggy and I thought id test my directional skills and ended up being bitten by a bat by the skull island. Decided to head back, went the wrong way and then finally when the fog cleared, returned home. No sign of illness to me or my Ptera (named it Mines better than yours because Im fairly sure none else is running a 370 Ptera on official, not on my server at least).

I jumped into the Lava Cave for a quick run, nothing decent but got a asc bow bp 230% so probably add that to the hoarde we already have.

Logged off.

Here at work thinking about hatching 2 boss rexes tonight but doubt cap will lift :( 

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Spent most of the night watching the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament. The largest of its kind in the US. Over 100,000 fans attend each year. But I also would switch back to ARK when the timer rang, so I could raise and imprint my 190 egg Poison Wyvern. Was perfectly on line for a 100% imprint, when at 88% imprint and 86% maturity, the dang thing wanted to go on a walk. Well we must have walked for 5 minutes and about 2 miles before it finally granted the imprint. Now I was at 94% imprint with 95% maturity.  Yep, with less than 20 seconds left for the last imprint (I was getting 6% each time) the damn thing matures 100%.  So now I have 4 grown Wyverns.

190 egg Poison (94% imprint) "Mr. Yuck"

180 egg Lightning (94% imprint) "Thunderbolt"

180 egg Fire (88% imprint) "Red Hot"

155 egg Ice (94% imprint) "Celtic Frost" (he is mostly white, with mint green high lights)

 

I counted last night, and I have 39 wyvern eggs below 100 level in my fridges, and 13 above level 100.  I think I will hatch out all the low level ones this weekend, to see if I can get a cool color. The ones  I don't want to keep, I might release into the Wild set on Aggressive/long distance agro, and see what happens.

I also hatched out 7 Allo eggs, but no color mutations. Tonight I will build a breeding pen for the allos, and let them go into full Boogie Nights mode, to see if I can get some color mutations.

I also decided to breeded up some of my Aberration Bulbpugs this weekend to scatter around the bases to provide night light.

 

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25 minutes ago, Aushegun said:

The ones  I don't want to keep, I might release into the Wild set on Aggressive/long distance agro, and see what happens.

Use your full grown's to kill them. You'll get amazing xp to boost them especially if you have boosted xp. We level most of our dino's using low level Wyv eggs (one guy sits while other kills) but luckily since your own Wyvern's can kill your own tames with elemental attacks, it will still work on single player. 

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2 hours ago, yekrucifixion187 said:

Use your full grown's to kill them. You'll get amazing xp to boost them especially if you have boosted xp. We level most of our dino's using low level Wyv eggs (one guy sits while other kills) but luckily since your own Wyvern's can kill your own tames with elemental attacks, it will still work on single player. 

Thanks, there you go being all helpful and friendly again. Where were you when I tried the public servers a year ago? :(

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5 minutes ago, Aushegun said:
Thanks, there you go being all helpful and friendly again. Where were you when I tried the public servers a year ago? [emoji20]

I'm friendly here. I don't want people taking up my tame cap spots on my home server [emoji23][emoji23]

I'm not mean per se, unless they come in begging, but I tend to hit them with all the worse stuff going on in the server (up against cap, constant rollbacks, pillared areas, people who will kite them) in an encouraging "move along find a better server" type of way. If they stay they stay and if they integrate themselves into the community I can give helpful tips then.

Also, a year ago I was still playing mostly R6 and BF1. I had just started or was just about to start playing Ark. 

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I've been searching for a high lvl featherlight female for a week. Too many hours without result. 

Then, today, I see a yellow 150 female. I kill everything around it, hop off my drake and feed it. A raptoring seeker comes and bites me. My drake freaks out and accidentally bites the featherlight. Featherlight flies away and ends up between the legs of a spino standing at the edge of the abyss. Spino bites it but falls down. Featherlight survives but I lost track of it.

I search the abyss' walls and find it stuck. No way to hop off there and feed it. I shoot it with a tranq arrows and it goes unconscious and falls into the abyss. Lost it again. Climbed all the way down to the skeleton, but couldn't find it. A few hours later I came back but still nothing. 

raptor my life. That was really bad luck. The search continues and I'm so sick of it. 

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So, I decided to try to save a couple of my favorite wyverns from s listed legacy server.  Went looking around, most are capped.  Popped on one, asked if there was room to move just 5 pets over, a couple of gatherers and the 2 wyverns.  Someone answered by asking where I spawned.  I told her.  She flies to me, says she is quitting, then gave me her tribe.  I now have higher level pets than I did on the old server.  Bonus: I managed to bring the favorite wyverns over too.  Weird day.

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After a very long week and no time for Ark, finally made it on. It looks like M has been doing some work, refining the base and increasing storage, etc. Also, breeding. The entire tribe log was basically filled with kill messages for baby argents, lol. That's a lot of pillows.

Too tired for anything strenuous, I took my shot at breeding. Did my thylas first and finally got the color on my non-stat male to pass into my stat line, nice. Slowly but surely advancing the project. Second color baby didn't turn out but can't win em all.

Then I did my megalania, which have been very stubborn about breeding. True to form I've got a 1:1 kill ratio for them. 2 keepers tonight which means 2 for snacks and 2 adults to retire tomorrow after their kids have grown up.

That's going to be about it for me tonight, as soon as the second mega baby hits juvenile I'm done for the night.

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Hopped on yesterday morning and did my first round of breeding. Nothing exciting to report there. Then M came on to do his first round of breeding too. Honestly the way he built the base, I get a little annoyed when he's doing his birds because the roof hatches are too close and you'll hear them opening and closing every few seconds for like 15-20 minutes at a time. He plays with the sound off most of the time.

So I decided to make myself scarce and went for a flight on Grace, my griffin. On a whim I went up to the snow where I hadn't gotten around to removing the yuty trap I hadn't even used on our hunts last week. To my surprise there was a high level male yuty just roaming around by the trap. I had to redeem myself for my failures so you bet I took out the wolf pack in the way, lured him into my trap and it works beautifully. Got him down no problem. Raced home, grabbed some mutton and tamed him, and it turns out a supply drop is just a few steps away so I moved him the easy way. Unlocked the trap too so it's now public for the server. You can use it for more than just yutys of course so why not, people left up griffin and wyvern traps elsewhere.

The other kind of neat thing is my trap is almost next to one of the wyvern nests, and this one had an egg. I grabbed it but was disappointed at the low level. We have no wyverns yet so kind of on a whim I pulled up a map of the nests and went around checking. Only one other nest was up and it had 3 eggs in it. 2 level 40s and hidden underneath, a 370 (difficulty 10 server). That changed all of my plans instantly.

I've never raised a wyvern before so I read up on it, incubated the egg down but didn't hatch it, then M and I went to go find one of the community wyvern traps up by the scar. Found it, trapped a female and got the milk. Ran home, waited for M who had gotten distracted, then popped the egg. I wanted him there in case we got twins or triplets so he could claim one. But not this egg, just one baby but oh my goodness, he was worth the long wait. I dedicated my entire afternoon just to taking care of him, always a little extra cautious on my first raise of anything.

While I was out doing milk runs (he took 4 in total), M was busy swearing at someone farming who was lagging the server out. This is one of my complaints with this server. Harvesting and animal levels are so high one person farming lags the entire server. Their solution was not to lower the harvesting rates but rather to decrease the damage certain animals do. It's not an effective way to deal with the problem. But anyway we fought through the lagstorm, M dying a couple of times. I had no idea what he was doing at the time until I came back from my final milk run to find 3 wyvern eggs on the incubator.

Well, now I feel somewhat inadequate, lol. I've got just one wyvern and he's got 3 eggs, later 4. He found one of each. I knew he went for an ice wyvern because of how much he liked mine, but I had no idea he ran the scar for more. He didn't hatch any, but they're all high level eggs so he's pretty well set.

Meanwhile my boy grew up. Meet my first ever hand raised wyvern, Zero:

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Isn't he something? We went out for a long flight to get levels and just enjoy, pretty much.

I did take a brief break to breed a new megalania who had grown up from the morning and got my first mutation, it looks amazing. I'll get a screenshot to post later, for sure.

While Zero and I were out flying and getting acquainted with one another, I found the source of the lag. Someone is laying the foundations for a mega base very close to us. :| Just the foundations and I'm already lagging out just passing by. Annoyed, I took a very long flight around the map in search of a place to build my own base. The server rule is one base per person and M and I have a combined base because I don't see the point in tribing on PVE if you end up just playing separately anyway. But I refuse to "live" near one of those obnoxiously large, boring box bases. I was overly grumpy though, all the places that appealed to me were already built on, and something about this map doesn't appeal to me. I think it's just too contoured and not really all that challenging to build on. Weird I know, I guess I like the suffering that comes with Ark building on a dev-crafted map.

So I basically found the ugliest, least hospitable butte on the map and started building with help from Zero. M would help if I wanted it but I know he understands why I'm not asking him. We're both builders with our own styles and ways of dealing with Arkitectural challenges. Actually, he's starting to look around for a new spot too for the same reason. His potato will probably just straight crash any time he's near that base, which is right along a main land travel corridor. Hate it when people do that.

And that's how I ended my night. Plans today include building and breeding--I want to try to get my stats combined so I don't need to move so many animals. In fact this will be a good time for a cull, I think.

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Weekend was ok this time as we werent capped. I still didnt want to spend too much time on center though so raised our first featherlights and they are awesome, mine came out at 242 which was ok.

Sold an Asc Argy saddle bp 78 armour for 6k ingots - I dont trade much but it was good to move something on to someone who would use it. 

Ran the lava cave 7-8 times but nothing decent, a few asc bps I already have better than but more worrying my game crashed whilst in there (never happened before) some new crash error. I logged back in to find myself dead. Managed to spawn to a bed and run to my Rex before getting webbed. Now only going to run half the cave until i see this crash error disappear (happened x3 in there yesterday).

Logged back into SE to continue building our new base as we dont like the current location of ours. We have a wonderful sky base but its not for storing any dinos, just a few wyvs and all our nice items. We have pillared off a valley and have started a big base - flooring is 35x25 tiles so should be plentiful to bring our Rexes over so we can do the boss fun here too.

Other than that, didnt log onto Abberation this weekend, just messed about on Center and sorted inventory items :)

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Months after leaving ark and giving everything away, the tribe has rallied together and started again.

We have been back about a week or 2 and plodding on nicely now.

Plan for tomorrow, raise an argy, prepare  the rex egg for hatching Wednesday and go tame a frog and snail.

All fun eh. oh and try to not get killed up north again getting oil!

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On 3/11/2018 at 7:31 AM, Cymas said:

 

Meanwhile my boy grew up. Meet my first ever hand raised wyvern, Zero:

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Isn't he something? We went out for a long flight to get levels and just enjoy, pretty much.

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So jealous!  What a beautiful wyvern, and your first at that!

I hatched out about two dozen lower level Wyvern eggs this weekend, looking for colors I like. (I already have high levels of each type)  So I popped a virtually all-white Ice Wyvern like yours, a bright blue and white Ice Wyvern, as well as a beautiful Poison wyvern, that had bright Green trim with white wings.  So I was busy raising them, and trying to get all the imprints since they were lower level eggs, to make them at least a bit useful.  I was in the 50-60% matured area with all of them, when my tv screen flickered, then did it again, then finally all was quiet. I'd lost all power in my house! Seems about 50% of my town lost power. (Mind you it is winter and about 10 F degrees  outside) 

Well minutes turned to hours, and finally, about 5 hours later, we get power back. I turn on the PS4, and after going thru the screens telling me that the PS4 was turned off incorrectly (duh!) I finally enter the game, but as soon as I do, the game crashes! I shutdown, and re-start the game. finally I'm back in and I am frustrated and bewildered to see that all three of the Wyverns I was raising are now back at around 30% mature... but the frustrating part is that they are now all TOTALLY different colored, and look exactly like the full grown Wyverns I already have. Gone is the nearly white "Snow Storm", the Blue and White " Hypothermia" and the bright green and white "Toxic". Replaced by boring colored version of themselves.

Not wanting duplicates of what I already have, I followed the suggestion of @yekrucifixion187 and used one of my adult wyverns to kill them off and gain the XP.

Pretty bummed by that issue, and not sure why they changed color, but can only assume something was corrupted when I lost power.

 A bit later, I hatched about a dozen more low level wyvern eggs, and getting no good colors; I started killing them off. I was just about to kill one with my pike, when at the last second, I see it is a level 155!  How did that get mixed in with the low level? Oh well, I'm not going to waste a 155 level, and even though I already have an adult 155 level Ice Wyvern "Celtic Frost". I decided to raise this one as well for back up.

I was doing well imprinting it, towards 100%, when I when out on a meat run. I had my cell phone timer on, so I could get back for the imprinting. But while collecting meat in the redwoods, my timer went off, telling me I had 30 seconds to get back to imprint. Off course at that very second, a damn microraptor knocked me off my wyvern and my Wyvern took to the air to attack them. By the time I could move, my wyvern had moved off and was hovering off in the distance and would not come back even when called thru a spyglass.

So I used the luxury of PS4 Single player, and I "Flew" up to grab my Wyvern. I flew as fast as I could back to the base. I get there, and the baby was already looking for imprint, and of course wanted to walk with me. Well just like my last wyvern this one takes about 1 minute of walking to finally trigger the imprint. But by now we are at 98% mature, and only 91% imprinted. :(  Oh well, I guess me and 100% imprinted Wyverns is never going to happen.

I then spent the rest of the weekend building up my main base located near the center of the Ragnorok map on the big butte near the bridge. I must have spent 18 hours this weekend grinding and building this new base, and it turned out pretty dang good. (Wish I had S+ on PS4). My final task over the weekend was beginning the migration of the majority of my tames from my first base in Viking Bay, over to this new center map base. Step one was a 10 dino train of 4 Rexes, Trike, Piggy and 4 Allosaurus. It took some doing and we had a few set backs, but the Dino Conga Line finally made its way up an over the oil node mountain, across the bridge and to the new center of the map base. I think I will call it "Base Big Butte". Cuz I like big buttes and I cannot lie! :P

Finally about 11pm last night, I filled up the food bins and called it a night.

 

 
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Did not plan on playing tonight but M was in a tough spot. He had gone on a milk run in preparation for the eggs he collected over the weekend, but disaster struck. He and his griffin somehow got pushed into the lava, presumably by an annoyed wyvern. He went back on an argent, died again, and was racing full speed toward the trench on another argent by the time I loaded in and convinced him to slow down. Desperation is a synonym for failure on Ark, after all.

I hopped on Zero and made my way out to him. We made a plan while we waited for daylight. I would fly in first and get aggro from all the wyverns, and he would follow behind me spamming J to find his tames. But of course, nothing ever turns out that way. I ended up finding a high level poison wyvern and having to retreat before I died. Got out of the trench but it killed me with its dying breath, literally. Flew all the way back on my new lady wyvern (I'll get a pic of her at some point I am so happy I got her egg), retrieved Zero, forgot my featherlight, and then M died to a poison wyvern, losing his second argent.

I convinced him we should probably just cut our losses at that point, to which he reluctantly agreed and soon thereafter logged for the night. I did a final sweep of the trench, found nothing, and took my wyverns home.

Decided to do a little breeding just to make my night worthwhile. Got a female yuty with the two stats I wanted from M's pair, so I can already start breeding for a full stat animal this week. And finally got a thyla with the (all natural) colors I wanted for this morph. Very happy about that, though I still have 2 more stats to work in. It does mean I can 'clean up' my pride and maybe start hunting again for some new blood maybe, I didn't really tame that many and I think I can do better. The one megalania breed I did do was a bust, no stats at all. They are stubborn, meh.

But that was good enough for me, so I decided to log out and enjoy my success after a night of losses for M.

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Snowed in from the storm yesterday, so I decided to embark on a new adventure...

Namely, going official. I played on an official once, way back when the game first released. It was such an "experience" I've been playing unofficials ever since. But, I would really like to participate in an aspect of the game you don't really get on unofficials, and that's the trading market/economy. So I found one of the new servers and made a new character, starting fresh from zero.

Honestly it's been quite an adventure so far. I've had more things happen to me in one day here than probably the average week on an average unofficial. At least the server community seems decent enough, I've run into some nice people. Kinda incognito, no one knows you're really a veteran of Ark when you're a noob on official, lol.

I am slightly peeved the spot I wanted to build in was pillared off, as were most rivers. Granted it's for a very good reason (spino spawns) but still. I didn't know where to go with my choice location blocked, so I did what anyone would do when feeling a little lost. I went home. Not back to my base--I ran my raptor all the way across the map to check my original base location. To my astonishment, the entire ridge is open. I guess it's not a very popular building area but I had a base there for over a year, had the only metal base on the server, built before frogs were even in the game. Talk about a grind...

But anyway suffice to say despite the late hour I spent about 2 hours pillaring off my territory. Resurrecting the Arkanus, my old base, is my new goal. Going to be completely redesigned and better than ever.

Back to work today so my only real goal will be to collect all my stuff up and sail across with whatever I can salvage. My temporary base is small but already stone tier, so I'll have some very important things to replace before I can really get to work. Broke a metal hatchet just on those pillars, it's a big space but I plan to breed a lot of big animals so it works out.

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1 hour ago, Cymas said:

Snowed in from the storm yesterday, so I decided to embark on a new adventure...

Namely, going official. I played on an official once, way back when the game first released. It was such an "experience" I've been playing unofficials ever since. But, I would really like to participate in an aspect of the game you don't really get on unofficials, and that's the trading market/economy. So I found one of the new servers and made a new character, starting fresh from zero.

Honestly it's been quite an adventure so far. I've had more things happen to me in one day here than probably the average week on an average unofficial. At least the server community seems decent enough, I've run into some nice people. Kinda incognito, no one knows you're really a veteran of Ark when you're a noob on official, lol.

I am slightly peeved the spot I wanted to build in was pillared off, as were most rivers. Granted it's for a very good reason (spino spawns) but still. I didn't know where to go with my choice location blocked, so I did what anyone would do when feeling a little lost. I went home. Not back to my base--I ran my raptor all the way across the map to check my original base location. To my astonishment, the entire ridge is open. I guess it's not a very popular building area but I had a base there for over a year, had the only metal base on the server, built before frogs were even in the game. Talk about a grind...

But anyway suffice to say despite the late hour I spent about 2 hours pillaring off my territory. Resurrecting the Arkanus, my old base, is my new goal. Going to be completely redesigned and better than ever.

Back to work today so my only real goal will be to collect all my stuff up and sail across with whatever I can salvage. My temporary base is small but already stone tier, so I'll have some very important things to replace before I can really get to work. Broke a metal hatchet just on those pillars, it's a big space but I plan to breed a lot of big animals so it works out.

I love it when I hear people coming back to Official. We are not all the evil melodramatic types you know :P

Sounds like you are really enjoying the experience that ARK was originally designed for. I am guessing you are on PvE - which map?

I only logged in last night to refresh my Rex which lives in the Lava Cave but to my dismay my tribelog said I had lost an Oviraptor - guessing something spawned in a building and it got killed before my neutral dinos could intervene. Ill log in later and have a proper scout and go tame another. Im hoping my tame cap is still free, but I guess I will find out later.

Other than that, my first Featherlight survived the journey from egg to adult and it was a very easy raise - possibly the easiest I have had to be honest. ill update you all tomorrow on what happens tonight as I may try a boss run with some friends.

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It's not so much the melodrama, it's the rates...I work full time and have a longer than average commute, even with the change to imprints it is 100% impossible for me to raise anything during the week; I have to clear my weekend for breeding, which means cutting into time with my boyfriend/friends. 8 hour timer is fine if you work from home, but when you're gone for 10+ hours of the day not so much...a 12 hour timer would be perfect really. Once in the morning, once at night, I can swing that. Some of us filthy unofficial casuals just want to have a healthy work-life-Ark balance, you know?

Anyway on a tight schedule this morning but I did manage to pack up (almost) everything. I ended up leaving behind a low level dilo (unclaimed it for someone else to take advantage of), an unlocked campfire and an unlocked storage box of gear I didn't need from a generous benefactor last night. Piled everything else up on 3 boxes on my raft, loaded up my raptor and set off. Kept to the shallows as much as possible, just in case. Took a little longer but we successfully reached the bay just down the cliff from my territory. I had prebuilt a new starter stone shack with the materials from the temporary base and set that up. Took about a dozen trips with the low weight raptor but we moved everything and had just enough to scrape together for a new smithy and forge.

I'll have to risk a run up to the mountains for a bit more metal tonight or tomorrow, but I think I can manage. Not my first rodeo, after all.

Don't have enough materials or time to build a pen for my raptor, so hopefully she'll be ok where we are. I know this area very, very well so we're as far away from potential issues as possible. This particular spot isn't too bad--mostly dilos and a raptor here and there. There's a rare sarco spawn on the beach below, and carnos will show up once in awhile in my "yard" as well. The biggest issue is the occasional alpha that can drop in. I've only ever seen raptors here but there is potential for a carno.

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