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Big Bears Game of Tames - Ragnarok -unofficial xbox1 

This week I got lucky with some play time....and work IRL.  

I'm still on a turret production spree and I need mass amounts of them thar electro board thangs, so objective one was again angler or just run pearls with tek helm and flippers...so soon I was on my basili diving into the underwater cave. I happened to enter near sunset so she got pretty dark. I gotta say the tek helm with night vision sure makes them pearls pop. Managed to get back to the ship with 16k some pearls. Should be good for a bit. Dispatched some sea scorps for black pearls and ventured back to beta base. 

Back at base I snapped together some spark boards and made some poly from leftover obsidian. Pillaged the locals for CP and produced some metal structures (foundations, railings, lights and such.)  

Objective 2 kinda came spur of the moment. Decided to start my angler quest and ventured up to the not so cold region and scoped for penguins. Found 3..270 male..40 female...and an 300 juvi. WHY ?! None the less made 2 trips to drop them off and tame them up. First tames in a while. 5 eggs to date now weeeooo.

Next on the list was metal runs and producing heavy turrets. Made 8 more and placed them around the base. Reset some lighting and again pillaged the locals for CP. 

I did a tour of the base again and decided to start making consistent defence layers. Turrets atm should dispatch most threats, but if they get in the valley there's not too much else to hold back attackers, but i didn't tell you that lol. In the front i layed out a fenceline with foundations to put up a 2 high metal railing that I plan to outline with spikes. Most of the metal structures i produced went into expanding the foundations out to the fence line. Finished that up and went out to do a tek rex tour to get again no avail. That was pretty much it. Pics to folllowww.

Today though we advanced the cluster. my buddy who has an island server joined the cluster and i put up a scortched earth server so we officially have 4 maps now which is lovely. Just have alot of map settings and drops to tune in yaaaaay ? Excited to expand though haha. 

Until next time. Stay frosty.

 

 

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Having structure collision turned off makes building so much more satisfying, but more on that later.

Anyway, on my private cluster, our tribes HQ (located at the spiral plateau on Rag) needs more dino storage but we don’t have the room and due to being on console, we suffer from high density structure/dino lag. So while I could build more enclosed pens, I already have 2 on the plateau and 4 going down the spiral within render distance.

I needed a new plan, one my whole tribe can benefit from, not just our HQ. So near the spiral plateau, there is an entrance to a cave located directly under a lake. I spent a couple hours figuring out how I was going to block off it’s two entrances by using a combination of a behemoth gate and walls while still fully enclosing it. Thanks to clipping the walls into the cave, I was able to not leave any gaps.

Eventually I’ll convert it all to Tek when I can be bothered to, but for now I have a Tek Generator, Teleporter, Tek Troughs, and air conditioners to grind out. However, as there is only 3 of us in our tribe, resources aren’t always stored up so my next post may be harvest related.

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official pve; solo

Hatched 9 wyverns; all 180+. 3 of them were event ones, black and white. Hatched 5 drakes, one of which has really good melee but sub-par hp. Hatched 9 rexes. Finally have enough to do bosses now. Already got saddles made, just need to level them up a bit. I heard centre arena, even alpha, isn't too hard so im confident I can do it with 90+ armor 30khp rexes with at least 600% dmg. Then i can finally get tek troughs and start breeding on a larger scale - mosas, tusos, gigas etc. With 3x on this weekend I will most certainly be hatching more wyverns and doing a lot of taming. Hopefully my main server doesn't cap :D 

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Flying around last night, I found my Pink and Red Dimorph that had disappeared the day before. I was very happy by this find. (Still haven't found the missing Pelagornis however)

Well fast forward a few hours, and I travel into the Wyvern cave on Rag, and long story short, I died, and so did my Dimorph. My Wyvern by the grace of GWAR survived!  I was able to collect a few eggs, but only 2 above 100.  I think I will try the Rag scar today, and hope for better luck.

 

I also watched the NHL draft last night, and was shocked and dismayed by the selection my Minnesota Wild made.  booooooooooooooo

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Productive day on SE today. Base is now 3x3, we have a forge, smithy, and s+ crafting station. We also have a metal pic, hatchet and crossbow now. We tamed a low lvl anky and low level doed then spent the rest of our time gathering hide for saddles. A lot of jerboas died in the process :( We started working on a small 5x5 pen before having to log.

No real misadventures today, ended up getting a jm scuba mask from a dig site, useless here but will be nice back on the island. We did run into a well hidden rock golem which scared the crap out of us. We were chasing a parasaur around some rock and boom there it was. Guess we didnt need that parasaur hide that bad, lol

If I get time to play tomorrow (we have family visiting)  we plan on making a bunch of tranq arrows and doing a bunch of taming after we make a taming pen. We will of course continue to expand the base, but not by a huge ammount. Once we get a good combat mount we plan on moving closer to the red obelisk and build a big base there

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Not much to say about today. Finished building the outer perimeter wall of my base. Caved in and ended up just uaing behomoth gateways to do it.

Finally tonight, ended up taming a level 85 ichyornis that was hanging around my base. Means taming up barrys, spinos and otters going to be so much easier now I can use a bird to fiah.

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Scorched Earth, modded single-player  - Well, Those were Unexpected...

So, construction is still underway on my Sanctuary, but I had a few additions and two unexpected surprises during my breaks between building and farming.

I added a thylacoleo that spawned out near my oil pumps, an acid whelp and a gas whelp. 

But on one of my teleports out to the oil pumps to collect, I had a brief “Oh ****,” moment as I found myself assaulted by a rex that spawned right there. I bolted skyward with my eagle and scoped my assailent to find that I’d actually been delivered a present: a 116 albino rex.

I’ve had a soft spot for albino rexes since way back at the beginning of my Ark life. One of my earliest rex tames was a beautiful albino with a black stripe. I named him Spectre, and he guarded the birds when I went to the beach north of Grand Peak to hunt for dimorphodons.

So, I perched on a rock outside of munching range, knocked him out and bagged him, and named him Quartz for his mostly white body with mottled brown and red highlights.

 I dropped him off at my unfinished Sanctuary and headed back to the oil pumps where I realized he was an event rex...by spying a level 12 tek rex, right as it got eaten by a thylacoleo. I was unaware the event was working in single player without adding the command prompt...but I now have a mission to find a good tek rex before the event ends.

My next surprise came when I decided to go for my first World Scar run...and a discovery about Dragons and Enhanced Creatures...namely that the mod’s dragons and wyverns also use the Scar alcoves. Which is both very cool and incredibly inconvenient when I’m looking very specifically for base Ark fire wyvern eggs.

My initial pass netted me a 148 modded fire wyvern egg...but the real prize was a 152 base fire wyvern egg that I’m quite excited about. Both were delivered safely to one of the refrigerators to await hatching when my Sanctuary is complete.

Next Up: Continued work on the Sanctuary, tearing apart the map hunting for a high level tek rex, and more heart-pounding World Scar runs looking for my very specific base fire wyvern eggs.

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1 hour ago, LadyCrescent said:

Scorched Earth, modded single-player  - Well, Those were Unexpected...

So, construction is still underway on my Sanctuary, but I had a few additions and two unexpected surprises during my breaks between building and farming.

I added a thylacoleo that spawned out near my oil pumps, an acid whelp and a gas whelp. 

But on one of my teleports out to the oil pumps to collect, I had a brief “Oh ****,” moment as I found myself assaulted by a rex that spawned right there. I bolted skyward with my eagle and scoped my assailent to find that I’d actually been delivered a present: a 116 albino rex.

I’ve had a soft spot for albino rexes since way back at the beginning of my Ark life. One of my earliest rex tames was a beautiful albino with a black stripe. I named him Spectre, and he guarded the birds when I went to the beach north of Grand Peak to hunt for dimorphodons.

So, I perched on a rock outside of munching range, knocked him out and bagged him, and named him Quartz for his mostly white body with mottled brown and red highlights.

 I dropped him off at my unfinished Sanctuary and headed back to the oil pumps where I realized he was an event rex...by spying a level 12 tek rex, right as it got eaten by a thylacoleo. I was unaware the event was working in single player without adding the command prompt...but I now have a mission to find a good tek rex before the event ends.

My next surprise came when I decided to go for my first World Scar run...and a discovery about Dragons and Enhanced Creatures...namely that the mod’s dragons and wyverns also use the Scar alcoves. Which is both very cool and incredibly inconvenient when I’m looking very specifically for base Ark fire wyvern eggs.

My initial pass netted me a 148 modded fire wyvern egg...but the real prize was a 152 base fire wyvern egg that I’m quite excited about. Both were delivered safely to one of the refrigerators to await hatching when my Sanctuary is complete.

Next Up: Continued work on the Sanctuary, tearing apart the map hunting for a high level tek rex, and more heart-pounding World Scar runs looking for my very specific base fire wyvern eggs.

Tek Rex’s are here to stay, and more Tek dino varients will be added in the coming months before Extinction launches.

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We didnt get to play yesterday but we did get an hour or so this morning. Started out making some tranq arrows then tranqed a 120 anky and 112 doed because the ones we tamed on Saturday were just too low a lvl for my liking. We threw mejos in them and continued hunting for more hide for saddles but for what ever reason the area was almost void of life. It was kind of erie. We were getting short on time so we switched gears to finish the small dino pen. Got it 1 wall high before logging off.

The anky and doed shold be tamed by the time we get back on. Our plans are to continue gathering hide for the saddles and then build a small taming pen. We also want to get a combat dino soon, I think we are going try for carnos, just because we havent used them much in our years of playing ark.

I probably should make my way to red obelisk or a beacon sometime in the next day or so so we can feed our island and aberration dinos and check on generators. We haven't been back since Friday

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PS4 - Single Player & Private Server - Ragnarok (max level = 150)

 

You ever have one of those times, when you put in a ton of hours, but really don't have much to show for it? That describes my weekend in ARK.  I probably put in 20 hours over the weekend, yet not too many memories come jumping back to me, as I try to write this.

Fresh Tames:

145 Black w/ white stripe female Rex

145 Cyan, Pink and Yellow event male Rex

a pair of Parasaurs (for kibble, as I had a baby Allo request it ... so I'll be ready next time)

a pair of Dimetrodons (for kibble, as I had a different baby Allo request it ... so I'll be ready next time)

150 Daedon  (couldn't pass up this female)

135, 145, and some lover level Dimorphs (kept trying to find a high level and kept getting females, plus knocked out their low level mates that were attacking me.)

135 male, 145 female Therozinos (I was looking for a male mate to my female 140, and I found the female 145 paired with the male 135.) Now I remember where all my time went ... taming up these two Tickle Chickens and using a truckload of narcotics!) But it was worth it, they are both beasts.

 

Breeding/Hatches:

I dropped 5 Allo eggs I had in my fridge for a long time. All hatched between 204-223. I managed to get them all between 56-71% imprinted. Missed a few because of missing kibble, and just lost track of time on the others.  Took them out for leveling up later, and they shredded even a 145 Rex and 145 bronto .... that bleed effect!

bred and raised a 227 Sloth baby ... got him to 90+ imprinted.

hatched a handful of wyvern eggs I collected from my private server, hoping some of them were event colors. Got no special colored ones, so killed most of them, and kept 3 to use as disposable taxis. I raised them with Daedon...so only used 2 milk each. I did hatch a very low level 20 Ice Wyvern, but it came out all white, which I really wanted. I raised that one, and got 80+ imprint on it. It is a beauty, and I named it Snow White.

 

I also collected 200-300 bones for the event, but never did get anything but bones. I keep seeing people talking about getting extra things with the bones, but no luck for me.

I crafted up a couple Wyvern skeleton skins, and made one red and one Green, and put them on a Fire and Poison wyvern respectively. Look pretty cool. Too bad the black doesnt work ... that would be badass.

 

So I found a beacon with a MC Allo saddle BP.  So I spent the rest of my time grinding out the resources to craft up 18 of those, as I will be doing a boss fight with my allos soon (plus a pig and yuty)  Lots of resources needed, and I specifically tamed some Therizinos to help with the fiber collection, and it turns out they don't collect fiber. So had to use my Sloths which did pretty good.

 

I FINALLY got a Rex BP in a drop. It is a ASC BP, but the resources needed are nearly not worth the effort.  I will need to spent a ton of time grinding the resources needed to make 16-18 of those saddles for my battle Rex army.

 

Couple of sad notes .... while out meet gathering meat, I accidently killed a 150 Polar dire bear, that was hidden from view behind the Mammoth I was killing with my Fire Wyvern.  I have been searching for weeks for a high level polar bear, and when I finally come across one, I kill it before I even knew it was there! :Jerbcry:

I also tamed on the private server, and beautiful red and white Allo .... well I should say I KO'd it, but while checking on it, a pack of Sabertooths came raining down on me from the cliff above, and as they attacked me, they killed not only me, and the Allo and my jerboa. But my Argy got revenge, by killing them all.

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Jabnlab said:

@Aushegun the tickle chickens do harvest fiber, not sure the button on console but its right click on pc. Same button that allows ankys to harvest berries

Hmmm I thought I tried every button option this weekend, and he never collected anything from bushes/plants.  Maybe I missed a button option .... I will try again, thanks!

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2 minutes ago, Aushegun said:

Hmmm I thought I tried every button option this weekend, and he never collected anything from bushes/plants.  Maybe I missed a button option .... I will try again, thanks!

They have 3 different attacks that can harvest different things. Probably your right stick for fiber as it is on Xbox.

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This weekend was a productive one for me. Initially my "plan" was to raise some Rexs to fill the ranks of my army i lost to the dragon boss.

I started off by popping 6 Rex eggs, i got 2 sets of twins. All rexs have 13.5khp and 500 dam. I then decided i need so new barys so i popped 2 eggs and got 2 more sets of twins.

After they were done i breed 6 ravagers, did some trophy hunting for alpha monkey. And ground out the materials for 9 asc rex saddles.

To finish my weekend i figured i would try a Alpha monkey kill, since my current rex army can down beta spider i thought it was a easy kill.

Turns out i forgot to get the megalania posion. I could not find one of these bastards to save my life. 

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My brothers have really gotten into State of Decay 2, so I played primarily solo this weekend. Will probably join them soon.

Hunted for Tek Rex's, couldn't find any over 135, so abandoned the search. B logged in for an hour or so, tamed a Jerboa and was killed right after by a 145 Mantis. Flew over to try and help, but his Jerboa was already dead. So I watched him try and kill that Mantis for half an hour, screaming"Revenge!" 

He finally gave up, and I gave him a ride to the FOB he's been working on in the desert. I flew back, fed everyone and logged. 

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Big weekend for our tribe, our alphas got hit by 2 titans! at the same time, they battle logged ( ORP server) but still ended up losing 75% of their base.
We know this was coming so for a while so we decided to relocate our base and tames to avoid getting hit ourselves, (We live on the center) currently were in the process of moving all of our gear and blocking up our new base location (floating island!) we have completely blocked one entry to the floating island, the huge entry to the lake in the middle of floating island on the east side of the island, we just plugged that up with  3200+ pillars from top to bottom with a metal behe gate at the bottom, the highest pillar wall in the line is over 80 pillars!, i was concerned about the build limit as we have  40+ lines of said pillar walls.. i calculated , that's not including supporting ceilings we needed to use. all up the wall is around 4000 pieces.  still a fair bit under build limit but for one wall.... we call that our big d wall. 
this was a strategic move, we know were next in line for the titans as we are now the alpha tribe after the weekends ordeal. 
But now we own the floating island, turret towers at every entry and one of these walls to be installed behind each turret tower in the future, we have already blocked down every drop location we have found on the floating island. now there is no way we can get a visit from a titan! 
Tonight since the 3x is finished and breeding onslaught finally eases we have around 100 dinos left at our old base to transfer over. Hopefully we can withstand any heat coming from the other clustered servers and take control of one of the most epic building locations on the center.... the center. 
We are on a Official ORP cluster witch hosts all the maps, the guys with the titans are the aberration alphas, their main weapon of choice is reapers. lucky for us we have just trapped a 150 reaper over the weekend and have two 225 reapers growing, plus a butt load of gigas waiting for there arrival. for the time being, the floating island move was the best choice we made and now have the 100 turret cap in pretty much every corner of the inner island, we have our own private lake which is great for the dimetrodons and whats better is the beaver dams are still spawning. 
If anyone ever thinks about taking the floating island, and it's viable for them to do so, i suggest you do, i believe this is the best location we have built at so far and iv had 3k+ hours in the center, close to everything, above most of the map, isolated. perfect!

 

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