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Tame for scrap metal farming

I'm playing on the island, and doing a hard mode challenge for myself. Starting off and building a base inland in the snow biome. Been quite tough with all the dire wolves, deodon, and yuty running around not to mention the cold to content with. I've come close to losing everything a few times.

Anyway since I'm so far away from any reliable metal nodes I got the bright idea to get a few tek parasaur to breed and kill for some scrap metal, but the tames I use gather it at low amounts 3-8 per 10 cluster of eggs. Not really enough to sustain my base needs. I found a good level tek parasaur that ended up with 28 points into health and breed up a few good females for it for speedy egg production. But those babies just don't yield that much scrap for the effort.

I've tried a Dire wolf but most of the time it didn't gather anything,  I have a low level Argy that does the figures mentioned before. I was wondering is there a better tame for it, something that really gathers it up?

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not high level enough to use the saddle slow leveling rate, I've picked off all the metal around me and respawns slowly. I've gone through at least 10 anky venturing out going to get some. Usually get jumped by something and lose the anky even with dire wolf escort.

 

I set the argy on agressive and he's locked in the pen with the babies.

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I think you really should be focusing more on leveling up to use the argy saddle instead of messing around with scrap metal off tek dinos. Get tons of narcoberries and spoiled meat, get an explorer note and craft as many narcotics as you can. Kill any alpha raptors/carnos you see and get yourself to 62 then start farming efficiently. Even without crafting you can get into the 70's with just explorer notes, look up island note run if you need a guide on that.

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1 minute ago, Piffguru said:

I think you really should be focusing more on leveling up to use the argy saddle instead of messing around with scrap metal off tek dinos. Get tons of narcoberries and spoiled meat, get an explorer note and craft as many narcotics as you can. Kill any alpha raptors/carnos you see and get yourself to 62 then start farming efficiently. Even without crafting you can get into the 70's with just explorer notes, look up island note run if you need a guide on that.

@Airyia This is your best advice right here.

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If you have the resources, which I'm assuming you don't, get a bunch of female tek paras and one male, and leave them on wander in a huge enclosed area. Put in dimetrodons for insulation, and leave them on aggressive. When you check on it, you can collect plenty of scrap metal. At your stage however, I'd say just try to level up fast for the saddle. Farming narcoberries can help you get tons of narcotic.

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1 hour ago, DodoRaptor said:

Um, did you read the thread? They said they're too low-level to make a saddle.

Oh I did read the thread but I must have missed that part, a surprising amount of people dont know you can carry them with argies. If they can get to level 51 they can make a cryopod and pod the anky and bring it up that way on a ptera with an argy following and load the metal into the argy then and repod and carry the anky back down that way.

 

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13 hours ago, Airyia said:

Tame for scrap metal farming I'm playing on the island, and doing a hard mode challenge for myself. Starting off and building a base inland in the snow biome. Been quite tough with all the dire wolves, deodon, and yuty running around not to mention the cold to content with. I've come close to losing everything a few times. Anyway since I'm so far away from any reliable metal nodes I got the bright idea to get a few tek parasaur to breed and kill for some scrap metal, but the tames I use gather it at low amounts 3-8 per 10 cluster of eggs. Not really enough to sustain my base needs. I found a good level tek parasaur that ended up with 28 points into health and breed up a few good females for it for speedy egg production. But those babies just don't yield that much scrap for the effort. I've tried a Dire wolf but most of the time it didn't gather anything,  I have a low level Argy that does the figures mentioned before. I was wondering is there a better tame for it, something that really gathers it up?

Its going to be slow, no matter which tame you use. Id go with the level up strategy first to get the saddles, then use a argy and maybe an anky to help bump up the metal amount.
There are a bunch of places to get metal on the mountains, however my favorite run is around 10,10 by the skylord artifact. You got to be really carefull as the ground textures and collision is way off, but if you work that cliff face on the edge of the ocean south, you can get a good sized amount of metal quickly.

Honestly the only way to really get around in the snow biome safely is by flying around on "SOMETHING"

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Sounds like I should just work on leveling then, shame. I was hoping this was a good method. The electronic I get from it is nice though so I guess I won't abandon this method completely. Farming silica pearls is worse.
Since u are on the island, farming silica pearls is easy. All u need is to tame a dolphin and have a scuba tank then just swim to the underwater resources caves, they have plenty of pearls, some even have oil rocks and crystal too.
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7 hours ago, Zapha said:

Pearls in masses are easy to get in the ice bay in the north-west. They are in the flat water along the bank. Fins help for faster collecting but are not necessary.

Yup, but if you live on the exact opposite side of the island I think breeding tek creatures is the way to go. And you get some element dust as a by-product. Anybody tried to chainsaw tek creatures? If yes: what resource you get the most out of it?

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4 hours ago, DomiDarko said:

Yup, but if you live on the exact opposite side of the island I think breeding tek creatures is the way to go. And you get some element dust as a by-product. Anybody tried to chainsaw tek creatures? If yes: what resource you get the most out of it?

Chainsawing gives u more than any tame... Try to get good BP and u good to go

Drops Oil, Scrap metal, Dust, Electronics

When i had my para farm i did farm a lot in that way...

Might not be the best way but worked at very start on Ab

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