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  1. 19 points
    IMPORTANT: Active Enforcement Initiative In an effort to maintain a healthy playing environment, we will be doing active enforcement on the servers listed below. These servers will be down for a few hours while this initiative is ongoing. NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland413 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero535 EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok188 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok184 OC-PVP-Official-TheCenter95 OC-PVP-Official-TheIsland94b EU-PVP-Official-Extinction477 NA-PVP-Official-Aberration297 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland4 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland39 NA-PVP-Official-ScorchedEarth421 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland332 EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter366 EU-PVP-Official-ScorchedEarth435 EU-PVP-Official-Ragnarok386 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland7 NA-PVP-Official-Aberration299 OC-PVP-Official-Ragnarok205 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok180 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland24 NA-PVP-Official-Aberration280 EU-PVP-Official-Extinction496 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok164 EU-PVP-Official-Aberration252 NA-PVP-Official-Aberration298 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland22 Asia-PVP-TheIsland132 Asia-PVP-TheIsland138 EU-PVP-Official-Aberration244 NA-PVP-Official-Extinction446 NA-PVP-Official-Extinction452 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok65 EU-PVP-Official-Extinction474 NA-PVP-Official-Aberration424 EU-PVP-Official-Aberration250 NA-PVP-Official-Ragnarok164 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland38 EU-PVP-Official-Extinction-SmallTribes62 NA-PVP-Official-ScorchedEarth-SmallTribes3
  2. 8 points
    ARK: Fear Evolved 3 Trailer An Important Message from Studio Wildcard Co-Founders Jesse and Jeremy ARK: Fear Evolved 3 Details We are excited to bring you the third annual Fear Evolved, bigger and better than before! The blood-moon, DodoWyvern, DodoRex have made a return to ARK from October 22nd to November 5th! Find tombstones to and gather what you need to craft spooky skins or hunt down the elusive DoDoWyvern - the choice is up to you. For those who have experienced Fear Evolved before, we've added some new tricks and treats to ensure Fear Evolved maintains its legacy as a community favorite. Event Rates 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 2X Player XP 2X Harvesting Wild Creature Event Colors Dino Light Orange Dino Light Red Dino Dark Orange Dino Dark Red DragonBase0 DragonBase1 Dino Dark Purple Dino Light Brown Dino Dark Brown Dino Light Green Dino Light Grey Dino Darker Grey Dino Light Blue Dino Dark Yellow DragonFire NearBlack NEW Event Items Jack O'Lantern Mask Hockey Mask Headless Neck stump Halloween-inspired Dino Colorization Candy Panic Emote Spooky Dance Emote Zombie Emote Prior Event Creatures DodoRex Zomdodo Dodo Wyvern Skeletal Giganotosaurus Skeletal Quetzal Skeletal Jerboa Bone Fire Wyvern Zombie Fire Wyvern Zombie Lightning Wyvern Zombie Poison Wyvern Skeletal Bronto Skeletal Stego Skeletal Trike Skeletal Raptor Skeletal Rex Skeletal Carnotaurus Prior Event Items Pumpkin Stolen Headstone Scarecrow Prior Event Skins DodoWyvern Mask Skin Clown Mask Skin Vampire Eyes Skin Werewolf Mask Skin Giganotosaurus Bone Costume Jerboa Bone Costume Quetzalcoatlus Bone Costume Wyvern Bone Costume DodoRex Mask Skin Carno Bone Costume Rex Bone Costume Raptor Bone Costume Bronto Bone Costume Trike Bone Costume Stego Bone Costume Witch Hat Skin Dino Witch Hat Skin We hope the community enjoys Fear Evolved 3 and we look forward to bringing you more exciting events like Turkey Trials and Winter Wonderland! Until next time! Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark
  3. 7 points
    Hey Survivors! With this latest major version change, we've been able to upgrade key aspects of our Official Network. However for this upgrade to be complete, we'll have to cluster-off the PC Official Asia servers due to a network incompatibility (regional firewalls). On Monday, the 11th of November at 10 AM PST downloads into or uploads out of Asia Servers will be region restricted. What This Means For You Players on PC Asia Servers will only be able to upload to or download from other PC Asia Servers, this includes characters, creatures, and items. Every other region will continue to be clustered to their normal servers, as usual. If you're not on an PC Asia Official Server, your download/upload rules are unchanged. Players are still able to play on whichever server they wish to, this change will only prevent the transfer of characters/items/downloads from PC Asia servers to PC Non-Asia servers. The change won't go into effect until the start of next week, so you'll have the weekend to make any necessary preparations. Thank you for your patience and understanding; we'll keep you posted should there be any changes to the schedule. All the best, Studio Wildcard
  4. 7 points
    Huge, huge win today. I know I said I wasn't necessarily up to playing much this week, but I wanted to paint my redwoods manor. I figured while I was over there I would run the swamp cave, then paint. Well...two cave runs in and I finally, finally got an ascendant rex saddle blueprint! A month of constantly searching for one, running this cave and popping every red drop I could find on The Island, and mass slaughtering hundreds of penguins to repair my arthro'd armor. It all finally paid off. Now, there is a slight downside to this blueprint--I have loot quality turned up precisely because I didn't want to spend so much time farming. So it's a 202 armor saddle, which is great! Except it's stupid expensive. But, that's where the grinder comes in. All the junk saddles and armor I've been picking up has just been collecting in my grinder. Smashed them all up and actually got enough mats back to make 5 saddles. I could make 4 just from the mats I had in base on top of that, plus the 2 saddles I found last week. I went on a giant metal run, then took my theri around shredding all the vegetation we could get our ticklers on. And luckily I had the foresight to save every bit of hide starting from day 1. Just waiting for the metal to smelt down and have been crafting more saddles as we go. Just 3 left to go! That said, I'm not going to start running bosses until the weekend. I'll spent the rest of the week doing some prep work. I've only done maybe 3 boss fights ever, never solo, and sp has some limitations that online play does not. So I'll be setting up small feeding/respawn posts at each obelisk since you have to actually go to the corresponding ones in single player. Plus now that I have otters I can go farm the rest of the artifacts I need, going to start with Broodmother of course. I plan on getting 4 more of each artifact; 1 for each difficulty level, 1 in case of a fail, and the set I already have for display purposes. My otter can carry that many so it should be pretty easy. Assuming I don't get lost in the stupid lava cave again, man it is so easy to get turned around in there. I'll also start looking around for a female allo, level doesn't matter, just to start breeding for the snow cave, and I still need to find a pair of good basilos to breed for the underwater caves. Aside from that and getting my gear together, I'm basically ready to start the Ascension process! Also I feel like I need a name for my baryonyx. He's been so critical to this entire process and he doesn't even have a name yet. Bred, fully imprinted, not mutated, and we've been through so, so much together. I just honestly have no idea what to call him. Rejected the names Dweller and Fisher already, and Mini Spino is the common nickname I use for dimetrodons. But if any of my animals deserves a name, it's this bary for sure. I'll think on it, I still need to bring him back to base and breed him as I never did get a perfect pair with his stats. Still can't believe I finally got the blueprint and can start progressing at long last. In game it's like day 184 or something silly, just insane to think about how much time has gone into this and thus far so little to show for it.
  5. 6 points
    I would normally agree, that such tactics are part of the game if this was actually done in a war environment. But as stated by the OP, this is on PvE. Infiltration strategies should be left to PvP, and phishing scams have no place on PvE.
  6. 6 points
    Gallimimus, these things love to just jump right into your face and scream, then just run off the other way.. they get me everytime
  7. 6 points
    Greetings Survivors! Zen Rowe here again, back for another spotlight on our glorious modding community. Today we’re going to be talking to Kiwiboys! Who are you and what do you do? That's a pretty intense modification. ARK itself doesn't really have much in the way of existing mechanics for you to tie into for that kind of system, right? Making mods can definitely be an exercise in creative solutions. May I ask about your background? Does your education or personal experience tie in well with helping you design the overall system or influence the direction of your solutions to problems? Shhhhh. Don't let Epic hear you! We'll talk a bit more about ARK settlements in a moment, but I do want to focus on you a bit. When we make our mods we tend to focus ourselves entirely on that and most of the people who enjoy our creations don't know a thing about us. So tell me, aside from making mods, what other things do you like to spend time on? Do you have any other creative hobbies? I can relate to the feeling, seeing your own progression in skill and surprising yourself with what you can come up with is a very satisfying thing to be able to look back on. So for anyone that wants to follow what you are working on, do you have a twitter, or discord, or any other social media you engage with? Thank you for that, prepare for a flood. You said you were working with unity before, were you making games for yourself or were you making mods that used that engine? What made you decide to start making mods? Sounds like modding has served you well in that regard, ARK settlements is definitely an ambitious project, I can't imagine you would have gotten it to this point if you hadn't learned a lot. Do you take any inspirations from other city-management style games when designing features? Would you be able to give us a high-level view of what your design and development process looks like for ARK Settlements? That's a good insight into how you approach the design. Do you have any other mod projects that you work on? well, if you want my opinion, that sounds like a fun idea! While I've got you here, do you have any secret features or plans for ARK settlements that you can share with us? What's to come? Leak the goods! That does sound exciting! I'll have to take a peek when you get the update out. Before we sign off, do you have any advice you would give to new mod authors? We should put that on an inspirational poster. It's been a pleasure talking to you, Jordan. I look forward to seeing where you go with Settlements! Until next time, Happy Modding! Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark
  8. 6 points
    I would have voted no, but since I like killing babies I voted yes. Babies gives a lot of experience; lovin' it.
  9. 5 points
    Legacy 2 servers? Oh no you don't I have just heard sbout your idea for, yet again, ruining years of hard work, hard defences sleepless nights and endless battles all because you put out a shoddy game. What makes you think that even that will solve it? Years of trying you cock up again WC and now your gonna try make 'US" pay for it again? I think its disgusting that you can consider it we are the community you crap on i swear if you do this you'll destroy this game its community. I hope everyone has something to say on this subject because as of right now I dont even know if it's worth going out on a meat run because if your just gonna screw it up for everyone in a few months whats the f****** point??????
  10. 5 points
    It's Coelacanth Jesus, in cod we trust.
  11. 5 points
    I would caution you before outright disabling cryopods because you don't like them, talk to your friends and see how they feel about it first. It's your server, but they're your players, and sometimes it's worth compromising for the sake of keeping them happy. Cryopods are the single biggest QoL upgrade this game has ever seen. If you don't like them then you don't have to use them personally, but that doesn't mean your friends should have to suffer the pain of pre-cryo gameplay. It's not just about tame cap; if you've never had to walk a bronto across the map, or lose a freshly tamed bear to piranhas while crossing a river, or having to caravan a line of 20 rexes to an obelisk, then it might be hard to imagine just how frustrating long distance travel can be in this game. Cryopods aren't just about being easy, it's about reducing the frustration of a game that's already needlessly frustrating for many other reasons. While I agree for lore purposes it makes little sense, I'm very happy that the devs made them available to everyone at a reasonable level and in this case, gameplay trumps everything else.
  12. 5 points
  13. 5 points
    That was a good weekend for completing some of my goals actually. Dont get me wrong, these arent high level compared to people out there but these are mostly clean lines just taken from my wild tames (the odd one has been bred from friends which were definitely mutated) but overall I just wanted to get them finished. My Daeodons are now complete - born 285 My Yuty is complete - born 301 Allos - born 295 Thylas - born 350 Anky - born 350 Doed - born 325 Basically, I had a lot of different stats across many tames so I wanted to get them all on one dino and as you can tell above they all worked out alright. Still didnt get any decent Ptera muts so I can only keeping on breeding, hatching, killing etc etc So I am now in the process of doing our Tappys, Im expecting those to be around 285 when finished and will be a clean line, whilst my tribemate is doing his Troodons, Deins, Monkeys and other small dinos. **EDIT - and I finally got my first 190 event Wyvern - after 100+ hrs in previous events, I had even spent 6+hrs this time aroundbut my Poision finally arrived with decent born melee at 365. Shame it was brown, but the red and purple within the wings looks nice.
  14. 5 points
    Many have argued the exact opposite stance. Why not make the cryo pods available even sooner? They solve a lot of problems that plague servers. If you don't have a cryo pod, you are more likely to leave dinos all over the server. Ones you don't have time to get back to the base after taming, ones you leave at a resource spawn so you can come back and get more of the resource. More tiny bases near caves and resources whose only purpose is to store dinos until you use them next time you are in that area. Also just huge bases full of hundreds of dinos because you have nowhere to store them (like in a cryo pod). I honestly don't play official servers, but also the unofficial servers are better off the more people use cyro pods or something like them from a mod.
  15. 5 points
    It's either let cryo pods be available or have a whole bunch of servers that are tame capped. your choice
  16. 5 points
    Hey! Gay person here. I haven't personally seen any sign of wildcard or the ARK Devs oppressing lgbt+ community members. All the same, I haven't been around for the streams either. First, do you have proof of the moderators' actions? Without that, this whole post is kind of an empty claim. If the questions were deleted, what were the nature of the questions? Were they appropriate questions, or did they have little to do with the stream? Were they provoking in a way that would seem assertive and rude? There are a lot of reasons the mods could have removed your questions on stream. It may be better to think critically about the situation instead of crying wolf and posting to a forum. If you have concerns, there are ways to contact wildcard. Do you have other examples of this type of behavior as you said in your post, with proof? In what other ways has wildcard been oppressing the lgbt+ community? I'm not saying any of this to be mean, or homophobic. As someone who identifies as gay, false claims of homophobia and other instances are something that sully the image of the lgbt+ community. Before ever making the claim that someone or some company is bigoted, there needs to be honest thought and examination of that person/group's actions. They could be unintentional, or misinterpreted. And if they are, I personally believe that rallying and cancel culture are just not the answer. With the ARK Devs specifically... really, I've seen quite the opposite of opression. If you read the explorer notes... it's the only story in a large game I've ever seen where two major characters are LGBT and survive to the end with a healthy relationship. Props to that.
  17. 5 points
    I don't think they go around cleaning the spam a pillar at a time. Would take too much time. They might under certain situations, but they are most likely using the undocumented admin command that allow for this: destroytribestructureslessthan <tribe> <connections> Which I assume they run with a connections of 3, so that all structures that only have 2 connections (structures snapped together) are destroyed (pillar + ladder, foundation + fence, etc.). I believe the fact the gates that are not snapped to fences, along with cliff platforms, etc. is an oversight. Stations, and other structures that do not have snappoints (smithy, vaults, etc.) are not affected but others like Tek Storage that do snap with each other will be destroyed with that command if you don't have enough snapped together. Anyways, the moral of this story; do not claim more land than you need.
  18. 5 points
    PVE-Official-TheIsland Well today I did a little rework of my baby growing room, adding fridges on both sides to make meat runs less tedious: I had to jump over to extinction to refresh my little base there, but while there I saw this snow owl and decided, "yeah why not, I don't have any event dino's yet", and tamed it: After returning to the island, and putting the owl away, I decided that I should raise some babies (Still working on them), so I tossed a few out: And … because you know... its Feat Evolved.... I did a little decoration at the front of my tower, and took a screenshot for everyone: well that's my day on ark, Though its not done yet, just sitting around feeding the babies that are out, and doing the occasional meat run to fill them up. trying to keep the giga's out at least 7 hours each day.
  19. 5 points
    Don't give tames, give the tools to get tames - tranqs, kibble, etc. Maybe decent tools too, better pick, axe, bow, etc. Those and advice are all you can give without really disrupting their gameplay.
  20. 5 points
    I'm so gonna be headless from now on!
  21. 5 points
    Oh yeah forgot to mention im solo on Small tribes PVP Rag 40. So yesterday was fairly interesting. I am still setting up so most of my time is spent slinking around rag trying to get what i need while I avoid or trick my Korean overlords. My careful reconnaissance tells me that theres 1-3 large korean tribes. I'm not sure they are working together or not but a little paranoia never hurts So I am going to assume they are. There is another chinese guy who likes to go around and wipe noobs. In fact all of them seem to have a penchant for kicking the weaker players around and then taunting them in chat. I had lost my ptera to a silly lvl 150 megalosaur i didn't see on the hill. That was annoying but at least I was almost done taming my pelagornis. I had intended to do the pelagornis -> ichthyornis -> Hesperornis route. I was thinking that pelagornis could harvest extra prime for me before i figured out they cant get prime. It wasn't a wasted tame though. It got me home and i can always use him to eat kairuku for that sweet org poly. After a few hours taming that and the ichthyornis on the down low, I took my argent and the ichthy down to the desert river to look for my golden duck. I found a nice lvl 90 female and built a box to store her in while i fished. I wasn't sure where the koreans lived. I only knew they had a large warboat. One of them swooped down, grabbed me with an argent and dropped me from a great height and killed me. Silly me for not having chutes but i dont really carry anything i could use to kill him anyways. I'm all about low risk and seeming weaker than i am so that i can fly below their radar so to speak. After I was dead he killed my argent but made a fatal mistake. It was then that i realized just how shallow these guys knowledge of the game really is. They left my ichthy alone. I wasn't sure whether he simply didn't notice it or if he didn't realize what i doing down there. The loss of my Argy annoyed me sure but the Ichthy was def my more valuable tame. I needed her to get my golden duck. Just as important though was her ability to turn tiny dirt common creatures like dodos into prime. Taming another ptera or argy would be quick and painless because of her. It was trivial to simply build a raft and tame the duck and retrieve the two. Before long i was cozy in my tiny base with a small herd of high level sheep to breed, a pelican for prime and a golden duck to covet. I own everything i need to secure the entire top end of taming food. Assuming i don't die i can tame or trade for whatever i want. They won't know what hit them by the time i move into my more overt and better defended set up. I really wanna steeple my fingers and go muahahahaha right now lol.
  22. 4 points
    Nope, this saddle belongs to the Magmasaur(check out the trailer), the multiple straps go to multiple spikes, not heads.
  23. 4 points
    Jesus the OP is annoying. MOST ARK PLAYERS ARE ON PvE. Stop talking about the game like it's purely PvP. When someone mentioned to you that stone is fine for them you said "obviously we're talking about multiplayer" but PvE has way more players than PvP and stone is the most commonly used building material on PvE servers. GO PLAY RUST if you want to talk about the PvP meta like it's the main part of the game.
  24. 4 points
    I had to google what that was, and this is what Google said: WIOE is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Fort Wayne, Indiana. And I agree! I too would welcome a radio station in Ark!
  25. 4 points
    Let's boycott ark till they nerf mags Mags are over powerd still. They need to a nerf. Floors lava. 3 2 1
  26. 4 points
  27. 4 points
    Firstly, the Arks were specifically not waiting for the moon to crash. They were testing survivors until it got some that it decided could survive on Earth. This was impossible, as the conditions on Earth grew constantly worse, and so the System was constantly making new, more difficult challenges. Because of this, there would always be a new challenge no matter how many Arks you go through. No matter how many times you succeed you could never really win. We know for a fact that it wasn't referring to the moon because of the line "The problem is that the System’s purpose is not wholly static. The goalposts have moved. The bar has been raised, and now it is entirely out of the System’s reach." The goalposts don't move when the problem is a crashing moon. The threat posed by that is Extinction-level, but it doesn't change. Also, if the Arks weren't returning because of the moon, they also wouldn't return upon defeating the King Titan, as the Lunar threat was still there. Second, waiting for the Arks to land on their own is a horrible idea as well. There are 3 big reasons why. 1) A Lunar crash would most likely not destroy all of the element on Earth. Yes, a Lunar crash would cause an utterly absurd amount of damage and cause nearly everything we know to go extinct, but consider that we've now seen element existing as a solid, liquid, and a gas in various different ways, and it exists far underground, as well as around the moon itself. Any stray pieces of the moon that landed after most of the moon already landed could therefore bring more element to Earth even if all the element there was destroyed. 2) If the moon crashes before we fight off the King Titan, who is (was) the head of the Corruption, then the Moon would take out all of the super equipment needed to kill it. It would destroy all mek blueprints, there'd be no megamek to help us kill it. Nothing but Corruption and lifeless rock. 3) Even if, by some miracle, literally every speck of element on Earth and on the Moon were destroyed by the crash, we still have Aberration, which is, as we know, already Corrupted from the inside with Rockwell as the head. So there was certainly no mistake made on Helena's part by leading us to Earth from Aberration. We had to go down to eliminate the Corruption. There was no other way. Now, the subject of how we might fix the Lunar orbit/ There are a few ways to fix it which I briefly mentioned in my earlier post. Destroy: Probably the hardest. Even if you blast the moon, you now have more, smaller moon parts flying at Earth instead of less, bigger ones. You'd have to blast every single bit until the remaining pieces are small enough to burn away upon entering the atmosphere. Redirect: What Lu said about AP acting like a gravity gun. It would mean doing some cool tek magic stuff to actually push the Moon back into its proper orbit. We have seen a gravity grenade that we got on Extinction, so we know that the technology exists to manipulate gravity, so this idea is certainly possible. The other way to redirect it is to launch/build a mega-structure on the moon itself to work as a super-huge rocket to propel the Moon further away to get back into orbit. Teleport: Finally, instead of pushing it into orbit, we could just teleport it right to where we want it. Again, we know that teleportation tech is available. It could just as easily be completely unrelated, but somehow the ability of the astrocetuses/astroceti/astrocetus/astrocetuseseses to teleport makes me consider this option more. Also, no one only posts useless comments. Even if you don't think you're contributing much, consider that LED made a post that started as a joke and spiraled into this. That was a longer post than I expected, but I just want to add before I go that they ninja-added Genesis Chronicles II with the corrupted avatar boots skin in the most recent update.
  28. 4 points
    Cryopod should be different on PvP and PvE. On PvE where sharing land and tame cap space is important and should be encouraged. Cryopods should be early game and easy to make. No cooldown to encourage player to actually use them, hello breeders. The expiration timers should be much longer. On PvP, they are likely already balanced.
  29. 4 points
    PVE-Official-TheIsland A picture is worth a thousand words... and sums up my day... "They called me mad... I just laughed"
  30. 4 points
    ExtraLife 2019 Our 24 hour Extra Life stream is fast approaching and we welcome all of you across the ARK and ATLAS communities in joining us. Let’s see what we can raise for the kids through gaming and giving with our fundraising event starting November 2nd at 9 am PST! Live from our Seattle Studio to bring you entertainment, over 10k in giveaways from sponsors such as AMD, Alienware, MSI, Elgato, along with Collector’s Edition boxes, game keys, Discord, Nitrado vouchers, codes and more! So please tune in, whether you’re a streamer, a donator or just keen to be along for the ride, we’d love to have you! In the spirit of the event, we will be enabling boosted rates for all players on our Official Networks. These rates increase incrementally as each fundraising milestone is reached: 0.5x increase on all rates across our ARK Networks for every $5000 reached up to a maximum of 8x. If you’re feeling heroic, and want to support the event with your own stream and donation goals, sign up here(link) and let’s raise some money! Content Creators Extra Life Information We’ve also launched a Discord server for our Extra Life event: ExtraLife Discord Server Remember to read the guidelines in the #welcome channel to get you set up to come along for the ride. In addition to spicy challenges, contests, and in-game events, here’s what you can expect to see during the show: Key Events 9.30 am - Extra Life Interview 10 am - Donation Incentives Breakdown 2 pm - Alienware Interview 3 pm - Games 5 pm - Discord Interview 7 am - Developer Interview 8 am - Wrap Up Please keep in mind that exact times may vary As an added incentive to raise money and awareness for a great cause, we’ll be revealing unseen content from the new Genesis DLC as we inch further towards our goal. Tune in on November 2nd to find out what’s in store! If it’s anything like last year’s Extinction DLC reveals, you’re in for a treat. Gather your tribes, alliances, and stimberries and join us on an epic 24hr adventure!
  31. 4 points
    Are phiomias good? Phiomia platform saddle a must, also they r very good soakers. I raided a mega tribe base with 7 phiomias
  32. 4 points
    Flew around ragnarok for a bit looking for griffins but none had respawned, the last time I was here I tamed a blue one during the July colour event. Went to my makeshift base, a roughly L-shaped set of foundations 2 wide with a wall along one side and crafting area in the corner. Did some work on the base and then dino wiped and headed out again. Found and tamed a couple of griffs lvls 55 and 85 one was red body with brown wings and the other was red body with black wings, levels aren't great but I got them for the colours just wish I could breed them. Flying the higher level griff home, to gain some levels, I spot a 135 quetzal in the snowy place, I took the scenic route home, glad I was on the griff instead of my usual argy mount as it makes solo taming a quetz loads easier. Tamed up the quetz, eventually, and she is gorgeous, red wings with a body that is such a dark red it looks black or it's black with red highlights, she may also be the highest level quetz I have and will definitely be bred. That took up most of my time so I packed up what I needed and headed back to the island to make the most of Fear Evolved.
  33. 4 points
  34. 4 points
    i am sure if u shock the horse enough it will live again.
  35. 4 points
    It amazes me that WC still does not utilise the 'Message of the Day' feature for official servers. Is it really that hard to stick a message up giving sonething like a 24hr warning ?
  36. 4 points
    If only we knew patches generally go out around noon PST on Tuesdays...
  37. 4 points
    It is a long time since i posted here. In February i moved to a new apartment and got a new job. So i had no more time to play Ark. I lost my progress of almost a year on the Island, Ragnarok, Aberration and Extinction. But so it is. In the last months i had too much responsibility and too much work for playing. But since August the hardest part is over. I like to play on Official PS4 Servers, other Options are too easy in my opinion. But i started for a few days with Singleplayer on Valguero. I like this map, i am a great fan of taming boats (maybe some of u remind my aberration river taming boat for Karkinos). But soon i missed the Online gaming. So i searched for an EU Server and joined him. Spawned at Beach1. Around 38 40 there is a little Island 20 Feet in the Water. I was able to secure the Area. A little bit laggy because at the coast someone build a little bit much. But i need no large spot to begin. I started with my classic 3x3 build on wood. like always i ask if someone has a starter pack for a new player (I have a Opposite Opinion to ask for starter packs as Aushegun wrote it a few pages back). I was gifted with Metal hatchet and Pickaxe. A Leather Armor too. That was really nice. I tamed a few dodos and upgraded my hut to stone. Then i did another floor on the hut. I tamed my first trike, always funny to run with 3 slingshots behind a dino that likes to kill u :D It was level 40, but enough to start with berry farming for Narcotics. I did a 2 high Wood fence around the Island to protect myself. That was indeed good, often rexes and alpha rexes fell down the cliff at the beach and running up and down there. I build my first boat and made it directly a taming boat. for first it was 2 walls high and i tamed 2 high level trikes. 100 and 135. then I tamed an ankylo, shortly followed from a level 40 doedi which was near my place. a week later my base was completely stone ( fence included) and i upgraded the boat to 3 high. i drove to the nearby brown area (forgot the name) and looking for Mammoths. Found only a level 60 and lured it on the boat. Taming without kibble is hard on Mammots. So i traded a bit Honey and did a few Cakes. Made a boat trip to the end of the river at the white cliffs, a good spot for sheeps. tamed 3 and brought them on the boat, tamed 2 Jerboa btw. The next Weekend I found a 140 Mammot, I had no kibble so I tamed it for very long 3,5 Hours. I explored the map and found the Aberration Entry, build a 3 x 3 hut there. I found the first short river and build a Trap with included Hut. Trap was for Spinos and Karkinos. 4 x 4 and 3 high. On the side of a Cliff. Tamed 5 karkinos there. 3 x 140 and 2 x 90. I like the map but deep within I hear a whisper. So I build a bigger house on my little Island. I tried something. All around the outer Foundations I placed Stone Fence Foundation. Every 2 Foundations I placed Pillars. And between them Glas Walls. So if a glas wall is damaged my entry house will not be destroyed. And I have a fantastic view to the lake. I tamed a few rexes for eggs. Traded a little Wyvern so I can travel everywhere. With him I traveled to the Scar and caught 2 Dung Beetle. Travelled with him to the so called Swamp and caught 3 Achatinas. Tamed them all at home. With the Wyvern and a Whip i found in a drop i could easily get Deino Eggs on the White Cliffs, i was lucky and got Blue Ones. Tamed 3 Bees easily, I like the Run and Run Technique. With Wyvern the Hive destroying. Then with full speed running to the queen and give a kibble, then run away before u get stung, repeat till tamed. Victourios every time. Til end of September I tamed and breeded much Spinos, my Favorite mount. But there was the Voice in my Head again which said “Why not taking a Spino and protecting a Vein for Element”. I noticed that I was missing Extinction, I had everything there till February, Raising is the best for me there cause Tek Throughs. Next step I tell about October and my Extinction Adventures^^
  38. 4 points
    Legacy Island PVE I started my day as usual, mounted the giga and went on a meatrun. Since I live near the river, I decided to look out for colored otters and after few minutes I found the first one with dark purple fur. Chomped down the brontos on the beach and returned to the base to grab the seagull. There were massive salmons swimming around and with the ichty it was tamed in less than 5m. I put the otter in my otterhouse, joining the colored collection. Will breed it later with my higher ones. Took the meat out of gigas inventory and grabbed my cryopoded waterbabies with halloween coloring - ghost white plesi, white twin basilos, blue mosa, white frog (guess its the basic color, but wanted it for my spooky collection) and a white dolphin with blue back. Packed the meat in the tek troughs, uncryoed babies and set timer for their imprint. As I was heading back to main base the orange text popped up saying someone is downloading an ice titan. Asked in chat and a tribe decided to kill the dodorex, so I offered to join and help locate it. Took my best base lvl 306 mana, my tek armor, bunch of cryopodes and a cryoed giga. Night started, dodorex spawned. Someone wrote in chat that the stupid thing spawned in the swamp behind green obe, RIGHT where they downloaded the titan. So I turned around and rushed to green obe. Lag. Without dying I got an option to respawn, and I already knew whats going on - the same unpatched bug since the exti release. I quietly said bye bye to to the tek gear, cryopoded giga and my best mana. Respawned at bed, took wyvern and bunch of cryopods and went to green obelisk. They lured the dodorex down in the water under obelisk and stucked it with the ice titan. We barely killed it in time and all the gigas that were in fight (guess like 4-5) died. Saw people chasing after the zombie dodos down near the water, so I decided to fly UP from where they were falling. Found 2 zomdodos right on the edge. Turned around and tried to listen for dodosounds. Followed the chirping and found 3 stucked in each other, one of them lvl 130. As I was about to leave I heard another dodosounds. Checked around and found another 3 stucked in each other, two of them were lvls 170 and 180. Wooo, didnt know they get this high, the 170 one has almost 4k hp. I was about to leave to put them safely in base and I found another 2 zomdodos. Thats total of 10 zomdodos for me and the other tribe got 13 of them. Not much for my lost gear and tames, but at least something to remember from this event. Asked my friend if he wants the 130 one and he declined. Well he is not wrong, they are useless. Sad I didnt get the taxidermy because the dinos ate the corpse. Went back to imprint the water babies and decided to check valguero. No ice wyverns, no deinis, no nests. So I went to ragnarok instead. Grabbed a 180 lightning egg from the trench and on my way home decided to look for a griff. Found a 145 orange one, lured it to a public trap, shot down. Jeez, this no taming event is boring. With heavy heart I gave him 21 kibble and went to fly around to look for another one, hopefully purple. Only thing I found was a lvl 50 skeleton giga and spent 30 minutes chasing it with a wyvern. 18 bones and a skeleton skin, meh. Finished taming the griff and named him Pumpkin. Brought him back to base, relogged to island and cryoed all waterbabies. Guess I will have a look at some rock drakes/reapers/basilisks/karkinos tomorrow.
  39. 4 points
    Unofficial, The Island, private server I started back up our private (just two of us) server for the weekend and continued our normal advancement through the game. We are working towards the gamma Broodmother fight as our first boss battle. We tamed a decent level Megatherium (130 or so) and used it as the basis to create our Megatherium army. We still need a Yuti and perhaps some Theris. After my adventures on an Official PVE Valguero server, I have learned the wonders of Pokeballs. Uh, I mean Cryopods. The last time that we tamed a Yuti, we lost it on the way home. With a cryopod, we only need to protect it until it awakens from taming, load it in a cryopod, and then fly it home safely above all of the other Yutis and their evil minions. Since I was by myself on Valguero, I learned to use the "4 dino gate" trap. This also came in real handy for trapping our Megatheriums on The Island and I used it for Argys on Valguero. There are traps that take less resources, but the beauty of the 4 dino gates is that they are simple and easy to carry and to set up. I keep the gates and doors in my inventory, fly around until I see the dino of my dreams and then build a trap near it and lure it in. Luring usually consists of shooting it with an arrow and running into the trap until the dino is inside and then walking out through a survivor-sized gap. I wonder whether it would be worthwhile to try this method with behemoth dino gates for really big dinos? I raised a third Rex and remembered that Rexes take a loooong time to mature. I raised a couple more broods of Megatheriums and sheep while I waited. I also started building on the "ocean dino pen" for when we start accumulating water dinos. We have a few sharks, but we have not seriously gone into deep water yet (waiting for scuba gear). I am using metal gate supports and a behemoth dino gate. We seem to get lots of Alpha sharks around, so I used metal for durability. I may or may not go ahead and wall it in with regular walls, but I am hoping that the fence supports will keep in what i want in and keep out what i want out. The only thing that I can think that might be able to get in is the darned jellyfish and maybe I can keep them out with only the top layer of solid walls. I came across a 150 Anky on Herbivore Island and so I tamed it. It seems to be in the range where destroying each metal rock in one hit gives me less in total than my weaker Anky gave by taking several hits per rock. I will keep leveling up melee for a while until it gets better. I also went to every orange drop that i could find and stocked up on all of the goodies therein. I am accumulating quite a pile of pumpkins, headstones, and scarecrows. I guess we will need to go kill a lot of skeletal dinos to be able to build some of the event items. I have not seen the Dodorex yet and I am kind of afraid that i will try to kill it if I find it. The most likely result will be that it will kill me, plus the dino that I am riding, plus all of my gear, etc.
  40. 4 points
    Dodorex can spawn anywhere so just make sure you have a good security perimeter. For myself, I didn't play at all on Thursday or Friday. But yesterday...yesterday was huge. First I spent the morning finishing my prep. I am very, very sad to report my unnamed bary, who has been so crucial to my success, has died. I lagged/mistimed the final jump in the lava cave and...yeah. The worst part was raising a new bary and otter and entering the cave again knowing I was going to see the death message and there was nothing I could do. Sigh. But I brought some prebuilt structures and built a bridge across that jump, totally forgot I can do that with PVP settings on. I won't say his death was for nothing, but it was avoidable. I also figured out a little trick for the artifact, at least on SP: don't pop any loot drops before getting the artifact. Get the artifact, then go pop one loot drop, then go back and the artifact should have respawned. Much better than waiting 30+ minutes for it to respawn naturally. Wish I'd figured that out 3 caves ago. Anyway, with my prep finally done I went back to base to gather everything I needed. I had already moved my army to the obelisk since they needed time to wake up. So spoiled doing this now with cryopods, so easy. Parked my bird and my pig, positioned all of the rexes. Saved the game just in case. Took a breath and popped gamma Broodmother for my first ever solo boss fight. Victory! Barely even took any damage. Back on the platform, put my new flag and the precious element away. Gathered the second set of mats and popped beta Broodmother. Victory! Definitely took significantly more damage, although no one was really bloody. My worst hit rex was down maybe 10k max. As an aside my strategy was to turn group whistles off on the yuty. I hop on whatever is closest, whistle attack, then when they clear out I can jump on the yuty and whistle attack again to get the last rex moving. Then circle around behind to get the rexes to fill in the gap so she's circled. Yulia definitely needs a better saddle. Healed up again, stashed the prizes. Big, deep breath because I know the first two fights are nothing compared to this...alpha Broodmother. And the verdict is...victory! But not unscathed. I lost 2 of my first gen battle rexes and in the rush of first victory I stupidly forgot their saddles. And we definitely took a lot of damage, I had one bloody army. Yulia actually came close to death from the spider swarm. I think I'm putting the rest of her points in HP, I did boost stam a bit and was considering some melee but no. Also I really should replace her, I have a significantly better yuty I can breed with much higher base HP. Nonetheless, I was extremely happy about my hard work finally paying off. Somewhat anticlimatic though, not much to celebrate just yet. I packed the army up and took it home to heal, along with my prizes and a total of 112 element. But, losses don't slow me down. If anything I come back stronger. I spent some time breeding and hatched 3 of my second gen boss rexes. My first gen hatched out at level 239, pretty respectable. My second gen hatches out at 271. Nice. I only needed 2 but I happened to pop a third so I'm keeping it. Also got another HP mut while hatching everything. Did a large metal run, checked my mats. I really need to spend some time organizing everything, it's such a mess. I ended up building a new crafting station just for the replicator. I have everything I need except I'm short on black pearls. I gathered my gear and some kibble and took my new bary out to the open sea. A crossbow mitigates the jellyfish threat. And honestly these things are OP. The fact that it can stun alpha megs never fails to amuse me, we killed 3 of them in our travels. Scouted an alpha mosa that I'm not going near for awhile, and a 145 kraken that I may tame for the sake of it as I've never tamed one before. But the real prize, eventually I found a 140 basilo and tamed him up. He has high melee, which I'm pleased about, but low HP, which kind of sucks. But that's fine. Cryo'd my bary, popped on the ascendant basilo saddle I found while farming swamp cave, and continued farming in hopes of finding another. No luck, but then it was getting late anyway. It's been a long day! Back to base, very, very happy. Current goals, leveling up the new boss rexes, making their saddles and the Tek replicator, taming a mate for my new basilo so I can breed them, which also means finishing the water side of my base perimeter.
  41. 4 points
    Worked a bit on my solo ascension series on Aberration. Tamed one of my best anky since I started the game in EA. A 135 female which came out at 370% dmg post-tame. To make matters ever better, her very first baby hatched with a dmg mutation (380%). Also tamed a 145 crab. Reaper cloning is coming along very well. In terms of video recording, I did : Full gamma tek cave run (±35 mins) legit, solo. Gamma Overseer (±10 mins), solo. Both are yet to be published as the tek cave alone takes a whopping 13 GB. Cheers!
  42. 4 points
    Best way to enjoy Ark is to get your own server, customize it to your liking and invite your friends and have a blast
  43. 4 points
    does anyone else find this thread ironic? A alt account created to start a thread complaining about people complaining so other people can complain about the complaints people are complaining about people complaining about bugs/dinos/players?
  44. 4 points
    Kill one raptor, two more take their place. Hail hyraptor !
  45. 4 points
    If you're a server admin on Val or Rag, I have a suggestion: spawn in one of each Zombie Wyvern and forcetame them cryo pod the Zombie Wyverns spawn in a DodoWyvern and forcetame it, then pod this as well. go to 50/50 or another suitable location Unpod the Dodowyvern Place the Zombie Wyverns in the DodoWyvern's inventory Set the DodoWyvern to Aggressive
  46. 4 points
    1.Your acting entitled and immature and the proof is with how your trash talking console players Guess what, I bet PC players would "whine" too if it got delayed for them so don't act like their the problem. As a matter of fact they are as proof by you. Anyone would be upset so don't act like the entire situation revolves around you. 2.Some people are poor and don't have the money and struggle on a daily basis just to get by. So saying "they should stop whining and buy a PC" is pretty damn rude considering you don't know their life and they don't know yours. 3.Even if they did release it early guess what? People would still complain because of bugs so either way there would have been upset people. 4.Guess what they postpone every expansion pack so I don't exactly know why your surprised. And I can understand your son would be reasonably upset but no need to take out your frustration on people who did nothing, whining about it won't fix it.
  47. 4 points
    By that logic, every game I play is ruined because people make posts on them berating an aspect of the game. Fortunately, for the rest of the community, we have the common sense to just ignore if we disagree rather than, I don't know, letting something as silly as someone else's opinion ruin the game for us. The irony of this whole topic...
  48. 4 points
    Haha. Dodorex is company in Poland, producing cleaning maschines.. http://www.dodorex.pl/
  49. 4 points
    Other than getting mauled by raptors, clawed by therizinos, getting pecked by an argy while harvesting metal, getting shot out of the sky with my ptera by an old enemy of mine (f#ck u KillerChucky) and failing to tame a level 180 thyla (got killed by rex while it was uncouncious) and getting revenge on KillerChucky (only good thing that happened to me) I had a typical ark day
  50. 3 points
    Cloning is for cloning non-breedable + non-imprintable animals. cloning lvl 5 female animals for breeding for mutations. You can clone 100 lvl 5 fem anything, pump up the food lvls so they don't starve and get to work. If you have enough of them, you will get perfect copies of say a lvl 377 stud. backing up important breeding animals, if you want to ensure one base destruction doesn't end your Ark life, keep backup copies on different servers so you can rebuild your bloodlines. transfering colors from event or mutations , preferably you get the colors on lower lvl females..... clone the female until you feel you have enough, work on color project. cloning dust gachas. You could tame 100 and not find a dust gacha, you can birth 100 gachas and not get a dust gacha. You can clone a lvl 21 female dust gacha in 6hrs, 23 element to start. 'nuff said. lots of single stat mutating breeders simply park the 1 stat on a lvl 5 stat base and clone it, sell clones . Worth doing on gigas and other longer raise aninals(water especially). any animal that takes more than 5 days to raise benefits more from a cloner than say a 2 day raise or other easy to raise animals. I dont' know all the ins and outs on this, but generally speaking, the lower the level, the lower the cost to start a clone. example, try cloneing a lvl 350 ravager that takes 2 days to raise and a lvl 100 giga, the giga will be cheaper. * last addition, NO - you can NOT clone a neutered animal and get a breed-able copy. That was way in the past and info out on the web that says otherwise is not correct.
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