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  1. 21 points
    Deinonychus Common Name: Deinonychus Species: Deinonychus magna pede Time: Cretaceous Diet: Carnivore Temperament: Aggressive Wild By the time you hear the scurrying claws of the Deinonychus, it's often too late. Superior hunters, they leap from a hiding place and pounce on their prey. The Deinonychus is an agile climber as well, jumping from wall ledge to wall ledge as it seeks high vantage points to lie in wait. A hungry Deinonychus tends to be fearless and will hunt prey much larger than itself, latching onto a dinosaur's back with its sickle-shaped claws, then starting to feed before its victim is even dead. While it likes its meat fresh, a Deinonychus isn't above scavenging a carcass if no other food is available. Domesticated Raising a Deinonychus in captivity requires an ample food supply, as they have a fast metabolism to match their high activity level. The Deinonychus is also fiercely territorial near nests with eggs, even if the eggs aren't its own. This makes breeding successive generations a hazardous process. Unless raised from eggs, they cannot be tamed; the hunter instinct of a wild Deinonychus is so strong that it reflexively pounces on a would-be master. When will this creature make its first appearance on the ARK? Find out more soon! 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  2. 12 points
    It's that time of year again, ARK: Survival Evolved is celebrating it's 4th birthday today! It's been FOUR YEARS since we first entered into Early Access on Steam. Hard to believe it's been that long, isn't it? From humble beginnings waking up naked on the beach to saving planet Earth from giant roaming Titans, it feels like we have done it all. And we have loved each and every moment of development, meeting you at events, hosting streams, and watching your content. Thank you so much for all the support you've shown us over the last 4 years. The past year has been a busy one for us. With the help of our vibrant community, we have been able to achieve quite a lot! Today we're taking a look back on all that's happened in the world of ARK in the last year. Things started out strong with the release of ARK on mobile! For the first time survivors were able to hold ARK in their hands and play on-the-go. If you haven't tried ARK on mobile, you can check it out for iOS and Android. Later in June we launched our ARKaeology event, where survivors were greeted with new stunning dinosaur skins and dig sites to unearth dinosaur bones and goodies. With the announcement of our third expansion pack ARK: Extinction coming later in the year, June was also the first edition of the Extinction Chronicles which included the TEK Rex as well as the first piece of corrupted armor. July, August, September brought with it a new TEK dinosaur each month, and one piece of the corrupted armor for survivors to collect. Our modding contest was launched in September, awarding big cash prizes to support our talented ARK modders. October was the final Extinction Chronicles that brought with it the TEK Quetzal and the final piece of corrupted armor to complete the five piece set. In October we participated in TwitchCon and gave influences a sneak peek at the Extinction orbital supply drop game mode. It was the first time survivors were able to get their hands on anything to do with the expansion pack. In November we participated once again in the Extra Life campaign raising money for sick kids charities. Together we raised $76,000+ over the course of our 25 hour live stream on Twitch. On November 6th ARK's third expansion pack ARK: Extinction became available for players to experience! New titans and bizarre element-infused creatures roam the desolate planet Earth and gave players a totally new experience unlike anything before. At the end of November, ARK became available on the Nintendo Switch! December borught the holiday season and with it, the return of Raptor Claus who had a new guest along with him this year: Gacha Claus! Romance was in the air during February with our cheeky Valentine's Day event. In March of this year we were finally able to get the kibble rework and Structures Plus into the hands of players under the name ARK: Homestead. April brought with it the return of Eggcellent Adventure, an event in which players must collect eggs to decorate and craft skins and holiday themed items. In May we announced our most recent mod contest, which just opened for entries! If you're a modder, definitely check out the mod contest and you could possibly win big cash prizes! Last but not least, Snail Games’ open world, voxel-based sandbox survival game PixARK launched for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One & Xbox One X, and PC on Steam this May! Thank You! On behalf of everyone here at Studio Wildcard, thank you for joining us on this journey and for being an awesome member of our tribe! We don't plan on slowing down any time soon, and the year ahead is shaping up to be another great year for ARK. We hope you join us. Keep on surviving!
  3. 8 points
    You mean I have to do something myself to protect myself from people griefing me, Like I have to put in some amount of effort. Pfffffffffft screw that noise, it's much easier to just cry about it and allow my tames to get drown until something is eventually done about it. - Ark community 2019 I dont know why so many people are so lazy with their tames and can't be bothered to either build an enclosure for their tames or they build one but are too lazy to put their dinos away when they log off.
  4. 7 points
    after 2 years i collected the materials to start building my base which is now 20% done. finishing the base could take half a year. its not a super large building but it will be a beautiful one. i did not even finished the first stage of basilo breeding yet, im at 27/40 mutations. i worked on this project since day 1 and similar in new pvp official where i also play, i just started combining tek raptors and we are working on a new expansion for breeding. also here a breeding project here can take half a year if not longer. like others said, pro wipe people just want to see the world burn, they are slackers, they achieve nothing and are jealous at others hard work.
  5. 7 points
    2 things needing fixed on this post. I'm gonna lose my job!
  6. 7 points
    It's Just A Game Get a grip. Games are not real. These pixels don't have souls. They are not important. The real life people you gather around you also decay and get deleted. They are what matter. Pay attention to them more than your cyber fun time. You loose something in a game go hug someone in real life. Don't even tell them why. Just say, "Cause you're what matters."
  7. 7 points
    Nope pls finish things before you send them to my computer. I don't get to send unfinished work, and I don't want to receive it either.
  8. 6 points
    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what this creature is? Jen Has Ascended! Jen has been with the ARK team since the beginning days of Early Access and has been critical in the overall development and success of ARK. At the end of the week, Jen will be ascending into a new opportunity - closing one chapter and beginning the next. We will always consider Jen a part of the Wildcard family and are appreciative of everything she’s done for the studio and our products over the years. Join us in wishing her luck wherever her future takes her. The Mother of Parasaur’s will truly be missed! Mod Community Updates and Developer Podcast In case you missed our separate announcement post last week, submissions for our latest mod contest opened this Friday, May 31st. Check out the current entries and don't miss out on your opportunity to win an ARK Collectors Edition by voting on your favorite entries. In other modding news, sponsorship applications close on Wednesday night 6-5. Since the mod contest is underway, we thought it might be a good idea to check on some of the modders who have transitioned into roles on the ARK development team. Since launch, we've hired over 30 members from the community for various roles. Hosting is Cedric, accompanied by Dave, Jackson, Zane, and Josh. Listen to their experiences in the mod community and the different perspectives of becoming official mods and working for a game development company. If this podcast format is something you'd like to see with other topics in the future, let us know! Note: The goal was originally to post a video format but we had video issues while filming and decided to use the audio and do a podcast format instead. The Great Migration! Once again it is time to remove some of our lower population legacy ARK servers on PC, Xbox, and PS4 from our Official legacy network. Over time the ARK population has migrated from legacy to non-legacy and in its wake left many servers with low populations. Here is a quick breakdown on how this process works: Taking Down Low Pop Servers With calculations based on sustained player-count as well as popularity of game mode we will be removing lower population legacy servers, most of which retain a 0-4 player concurrent population. These servers will be taken offline on June 11th. Any existing server that is not considered a low pop server and is not taken down at this time will still exist on the Legacy network. Legacy servers will continue to remain on a separate cluster from the new cluster, which means you will not be able to transfer anything between Legacy servers and the new servers. Servers Up for Deletion Below is a complete list of the LEGACY servers that will be deleted come June 11th. You have from now until then to move your belongings onto a server not present on this list. Please click one of the links below. They are separated by platform (PC, Xbox, and PS4). How To Move Servers If you are unfamiliar with the process, you are able to upload your items, creatures, and player through the Obelisk terminal, supply drops, as well as the Tek Transmitter. Survivors are advised to use Cross-ARK immediately to relocate their belongings onto a server that is not included in our take-down list above. Server Saves of Deleted Servers We will make the save files available as soon as we can. We will host the PC files which anyone can download and then you are welcome to re-host the save file for your own use. We'll include a link to where you can download server saves in this post when they are available. Nitrado will also be able to provide the saves for use on Nitrado servers for console, as they have done in the past. Evolution Event! Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 7th of June at 1 PM EST until Monday the 10th of June at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates That's it for this post! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  9. 6 points
    Why would I feel the need to switch to official servers if our legacy server is going to be shut down? After more than 6k hours of playtime I'm not going to start from scratch again. I'd rather ditch the game and move on.
  10. 6 points
    "ARK hasent released an update or patch im happy with so ark is dead" They've been working on meaningful stuff like mesh holes and bugfixes..like everyone wanted for years. Get outta here with your youtuber hype crap
  11. 6 points
    Legacy days (3+ years ago), kept a Giga egg for weeks thinking we could raise it. It wasn’t fertilised but we didn’t know that was a requirement.
  12. 6 points
    Whole other amazing game if you play single player or unofficial communities.
  13. 6 points
    There's always games people claim will "kill ARK" each game has come and gone yet ARK is still here going strong. This mindset wont work. Im sure I speak for a large chunk of the community when I say we would rather them focus on their current content than add new stuff that needs to be worked on, like they have been. The 'new' dev team has been going leaps and bounds to fix issues. So far so good.
  14. 5 points
    IMHO, the game doesn't need additional "modes", as much as it needs the existing modes to be fundamentally fixed. PvE: Make a proper land-claim system that prevents players from spamming pillars. PvP: Stay on top of ORP loopholes/metas, and work on rolling out ORP to more servers. Offline raiding should be heavily discouraged.
  15. 5 points
    @d1nk Actually no, I was sitting on the trike. That's basically camera mode fully zoomed out. @SnowboundGem I cut some down but not all, yeah. I like the natural look. For a smaller base like this it's very doable. Usually I end up with larger animals that knock everything down though, so it makes little difference... After a rough day at work I was quite excited to come home and relax by hopping back into Ark. Yes, I do find parts of this game to be rather relaxing. I mean, I've been building a lot and rarely encounter anything even slightly dangerous on my little island paradise. I was also rather inspired to work on something after watching a YT build. I had thought about using a cliff platform, until I saw the required materials for the platform smithy. Not happening at my current level of resources. So I basically ended up doing a kind of poor man's platform instead for my workshop area. Then I built a gateway and some pillars and traveled down the hill to the spot close to where the beacon drops. A 115 trike had spawned down there and I've been keeping my eye on it, debating if I wanted to tame it or not. Decided I might as well. It didn't quite work as intended but I got my trike. Naturally we went around punting dilos and anything else we could find to get some levels up. During the course of our short foray across the river we killed no less than 3 sarcos in a row, netting quite a lot of prime actually. Are you think what I'm thinking? Yep, I stripped down to only my most necessary gear, loaded up and took the ptera north to carno point. I scouted out the argents and quickly homed in on the highest level, a somewhat respectable 90. It ended up being a rather involved chase but I got the bird down. The actual tame was quite uneventful. Then we flew home, where I ended up grinding narcos for a bit to get the level I needed to make the saddle. Care to guess what I did first with my brand new argent? If you said go find that alpha raptor I saw previously, you would be correct. We hunted it down and killed it for tons of levels, a mastercraft crossbow, mastercraft pike, ramshackle pick and tons of prime that will likely be wasted. What was the second thing I did? Flew to the redwoods mountain and loaded the bird down with crystal and metal. Flew home, made another forge, whacked all the metal in the two of them and made some sparkpowder to light both. Made a trough also since raw metal is no longer a precious commodity. So this is about where I'm at now: Obviously the next step is to build a proper taming pen now that I can do it properly and go after the utility trifecta: anky, beaver and doed, in more or less that order. Yes, I did cull the original trike. And I am keeping the mostly useless ptera, at least for now. I am a firm believer in the rule of 2: always keep 2 of anything that flies or swims, just in case you lose one and need to go and retrieve it.
  16. 5 points
    Actually, in 2025 June 17th will be on a Tuesday. but that's a long time to wait.
  17. 5 points
    So, I've been contending with this server admin over the mating timers since day 1, pretty much. New new friend has been chatting with me and brought up the idea of moving servers. I'm open to the idea if I could just find one with the mods and multis I like. The big one for me is flyer mods are a deal breaker, full stop. The flyer nerf was how long ago now and we have griffins and rock drakes and manas and cryopods and tek everywhere, there is 0 need to continue to abuse a massively outdated mechanic. Anyway, he left to go check out a server while I bred my newly grown base bloodline pair. Bred them, 2 day mating cooldown. Popped the egg, male spino. I got him to juvenile and logged because honestly this is ridiculous. What's the point of playing on an unofficial if you're still going to get bottlenecked by official rates? It's so incredibly frustrating. Took a bit of a breather and eventually logged back in...to single player. I wiped all of my data, updated my mods and started fresh. Yes, I have a backup save of my Island map so I didn't lose anything irreplaceable and I'll always have the memories and screenshots anyway. The Island, single player Spawned at Cragg's Island, that hilly area toward the front. I don't care how many times I do this, I really do enjoy the beginning bit, the initial struggle to survive and the sheer unpredictability of early game. Plus, when you first stake your territory and go full Harvest Moon on the rocks and trees and plants, just clearing it all out. I built on the second hill to start, with 2 dodos when one couldn't fit everything. An early raptor kill netted me a pike, which was great. Grinding metal on normal rocks kind of sucks, but I have rates up enough that it's not tear your hair out aggravating. Made my crossbow and immediately tamed a trike. Super low level but it doesn't matter, his only purpose is berry and thatch farming. Got ambushed by a sarco, took it down for some levels and prime meat. Went after a ptera to take advantage of said prime, unfortunately the choices were all low levels. Found a nice 135 but it happened to be near an alpha raptor. No thanks. Took the next highest level, a mere 25. Killed a couple turtles for keratin, made the saddle. Then a slow, dangerous flight to the redwood mountain to collect a small amount of crystal and metal. Success. Left for the afternoon to hang out with a friend. Came back, melted the ingots down. Tamed a seagull mostly on a whim. And through the entire day I was building. One thing I've never built but always wanted to try is one of those huge, sprawling, ridiculously intricate bases with all those crazy things like stables for individual animals and whatnot. My builds are big but not sprawling like that and usually lack a lot of detail work. I'm the type of person who can build a castle but the interior would look like a warehouse, you know? All business. So this time around I'm taking my time to assemble things as I need them and to build all of the interconnected elements together. So it will be a bit haphazard and slapdash and unique to the events of this playthrough. Here's what I've built so far, it's been awhile since I shared any screenshots: Obviously still very much in progress. That huge stairway down to the beach is for my raft, I do have one built and it's only slightly out of the frame. So I still need to build the actual pier at the bottom. The gazebo started out as a temporary hut for the dodos, they're still in there pooping out eggs. Need a proper home for them since that's more of a travel area now. Plan to move the crop plots a bit but first I need more space for the compost bin. Wherever the dodos end up, I'll probably build a kitchen and move the bin to that area. It won't be too far, I want it near the crops. They are indeed empty but I always place them early so they can fill with water by the time I'm ready to plant. Also need to design a better workspace area and material storage. And of course none of my animals or myself really have any dedicated areas to stay. I was going to make a perch where the icthyornis is now but then I decided to do that giant staircase down instead. The most important thing is space for the ptera since it can't defend itself or anything. The trike is pretty weak too and should be protected when not out farming, so he could use a stable. If you're wondering why I'm building in wood, this area isn't all that dangerous for one. And for two, this is not my main base. Since I can build wherever I want I decided to set up here near the obelisk for easy transfers and relative safety. This is essentially the starter base that I will probably abandon or use as an outpost once I've got some better tames. All in all, much happier to be back in control of my Ark experience again. The one thing I don't like about single player is the lack of community, but maybe I can find people to chat with on Discord while playing, who knows.
  18. 5 points
    Aberration Completed the reaper taming trap tonight. Finished up the holding pen, this just involved installing a few heavy turret beside the trap. I then loaded up the drake full of structures (took a few trips) and went down to the border between the purple and red zone and installed the trap there. There probably is better locations but I wanted a relatively safe place to teleport from. Shall see how this location goes for just now. Put down a pitfall trap and got the teleporter down, had part of the teleporter separated to allow safe use. Then of course I had to test the trap, decided to test the whole process actually. Went into the red zone and lured the first queen I could find, a lowly level 15 but'll do. Got it the short distance back to the trap and successfully into it. Cryoed the drake and hit teleport to the holding pen. Success ! Just like the simulations, the queen was inside the holding pen above the ceiling and I came out below the ceilings and didnt get stuck in any foundations. Next I trailed out the next stage. Used the heavy turrets to bring her health down as low as possible. It took a few attempts to get the impregnation right the first time, the door ways get in the way, you have to be inside the trap with her o . O . Again success, she impregnated me and the trap kept her from burrowing. Worked out that the maturation time is about 20 minutes so plenty of time to do a few things. Hatched up a few megalosaurus to kill off to gain experience for the king. 2 megas is enough to hit max experience. Let the king kill me when it hatched to load it up with food. I then reapated with another impregnation round before killing the queen, got a few glands too. As expected both kings came out with different stats, one had slightly higher melee and stamina yet both had the same health, a few other stats were different but not fussed about food and oxygen. Am just in the process to see roughly how they raise and what time they take, although I didnt keep a notice of time. So far all both have asked for were cuddles and a single walk. Annoyingly they seem to wander despite not on wander so I had to craft up a few dino leashes.
  19. 5 points
    I'm sure I can't be the only person who has caught themselves think about the real world in ARK ways. I know I play too much ARK when in real life: - I try to get a better look at something, and my brain instinctively tries to hot key my spyglass. -I see a huge rock along the side of the road, and wonder how much metal I could get out of it. -I see an a cool animal, and wonder what its stats might be. Any others?
  20. 5 points
    Ha ha! I had this conversation last night on ark. My father visited me so I put my controller and headset down for 20 minutes. When I came back a theri had eaten my 210 wyvern that I'd left outside. It was black and dark purple, absolutely gorgeous. When my tribe mates asked about it (from the tribe log) they were shocked and in disbelief at how calm I was, but my dad doesn't visit often, so it was worth it 👍
  21. 5 points
    WC made a big error in allowing Legacy servers to continue beyond the Early Access. They should have been removed as soon as EA finished like any other game does.
  22. 5 points
    I can't imagine any collective group of words or tribe names that could hurt my feelings enough to openly complain about it. Everyone is so easily offended these days. They can't answer everyone's tickets fast enough because there are so many people wasting their time.
  23. 5 points
    Because they don't care about consoles. That's 3 useless crunches in a row now. 2 about auto-decay and one about Legacy. The same repeated answers about, no plans to bring anything to console, how hard fixes are, or that they are aware of problems. Nothing new. -Jen- disappears for days on end dodging our questions then updates about her "cool new tattoo". -Ced- Seems to be doing good with communicating, but again no definitive answers other then a proverbial, "Maybe" If this company really care about their customers, there would be a lot more communication. They would try to quash as many rumors as fast as they can [I.E. the additional Maps that people talk about] They would make updates for consoles come out a lot more consistently. [By making a constant submission process to Microsoft maybe? Like every other Friday, and update us when they don't submit anything...i dunno] Switch implementation is non existent anymore. I understand they are a company and have a lot of shizz in the air to juggle, but their community leaders suck plain and simple. I will be surprised if consoles get anything more than "Quality of Life" updates anymore. Get your act together Wildcard.
  24. 5 points
    They do have that list. The servers that are not Legacy.
  25. 5 points
    Lot of irony in this statement. "Official servers aren't for the weak and you should play unofficial but I want things easier and special mods 😢" Lol. Sounds like you need unofficial. Anyway, this is going nowhere. You're the type to keep cluttering the ob thinking you run the server and I'm the type that'll keep sending dino's into the fights if they are in my way or knocking them out the way with a wild diplo. It's worked for my years on official. Enjoy your time in Ark. 😃
  26. 5 points
    People have been saying this for years but the data doesn’t back it up.
  27. 5 points
    Movie ends 5 minutes after starting because the bob gave up 20 feet from spawn complaining theres nowhere to build. Proceeds to post on forums in blind rage
  28. 5 points
    If they are too close to the ground (ocean floor) they will not eat. I had some starve this way. Also breeders say placement in water required for mating, even through they were in water. I suggest a completely enclosed underwater box for them. That way they cannot escape.
  29. 5 points
    Welcome to another edition of Fanart Friday! We regularly showcase some of the incredible fanart and creations from the community in this weekly series. You can view the artwork in a short video format on our social media accounts along-side this post, which servers get a closer look at these works of AR(K)! Want to see your video, art, screenshot, etc, featured here? Tweet it at us and use #FanARKFriday and you could be here next week! xxPyrospiritxx - Glowtail TehShadowdargon - Megalosaurus Slugg-o - Allosaurus MayaPatch - Thylacoleo MasterLuBu - Learning the Food Chain Hallowraith - Furry Friends FluffZee - Manticore DolphyDolphiana - Rock Drake and Griffin cfowler7 - Riot vs Titanoboa Blue Dragon - Aberration Comic
  30. 4 points
    @SMP you compare the game with the real world, which only works to a degree, your comparison is absolut nonsense. You stated before that you would be happy to see others cry over their lost achievements ingame, which is already something deeply disturbing. Why do you want to punish everyone if you and some others want a fresh start? Why do the super dinos bother you in PVE? Why can't you and the others not just fresh start on your own? (destroy/decay your base/start fresh on another server) Do you believe that you would get a better building spot on a wipe? Would new server make you happy, or do you actually want to see how everyone gets wiped to get some weird joy out of it? Just a reminder that not everyone who plays this game, plays it the same way. If you can't accept that someone else is getting joy out of collecting colors while you have your joy in building or breeding, you should really rethink a lot of things because THIS actually applies to real life. Everyone likes different things and we should be grateful for that, we are not a hivemind.
  31. 4 points
    All the new players want a wipe to "make it more fair" but fact is we worked our asses off for 2 years since new servers came on and were forced to abandon legacy, which made me and my friend quit a few times. Years of breeding just lost. Older players don't want a wipe. I think it's pretty obvious only players on pvp and those that recently started on pve want a wipe I myself started from scratch numerous times and I don't want a wipe. Players should choose to wipe themselves via inactivity only. Dunno why some people are so destructive to everyone just cause they're noobs PS: few days ago I was witnessing a hilarious conversation on chat where some guy demanded another guys base cause he built where he built 2 months ago but he stoped playing for a month. Point being autodecay is close enough to a wipe and it's not needed. I see old bases gone every day and new built in its place by new players, it's a circle of life.
  32. 4 points
    Private Xbox Cluster. All over the place yesterday. Fixed a broken ini line that’s been bugging me for ages in the server start up log on Ragnarok. All because I was missing a single parentheses, so that was fun. Took my taming boat up to Jerboa island and logged out. Jumped over to The Center to stock up on element dust to transfer to each of my servers that have tek gens. Logged into Extinction briefly to fill up the gens, and went on a hunt to find a male element dust Gacha. Had no luck so jumped over to the The Island to fill tek gen. Hopped back over to Ragnarok and tamed a 140 Bulbdog on Jerboa island (I replaced that islands spawns with lantern pets). Took my taming boat back to bases and logged out, not before filling my tek gen. Hopped back over to The Center to continue hunting for that male element dust Gacha (I have them spawning under the snowy grass plains to simulate the sunken forest on Extinction). Tamed 10 Gachas, 6 males, 4 females but no element dust of either gender. Managed to get 3 organic poly makers and 2 red sap makes so may be useful on Aberration at some point. Logged off for several hours. Jumped on to Extinction with the intention to help @d1nk and @AngrySaltire with OSD’s so was out on my Gigas having some fun killing everything I saw. It went silent in chat so I logged off for the night - was too tired and could barely read the chat prior to that anyway.
  33. 4 points
    Well. Today definitely did not go as planned. I was operating under the assumption the rotating weekend event would be the same as the last one so I spent a considerable amount of time early in the morning finishing some prep work. Making kibble, darts, and I went out and tamed a tek stego for more efficient production of narcs. Also did a metal run and made a BP rifle with extremely high damage, another gift from I. Server admin felt otherwise, however. Instead of a taming boon we got...increased 5x loot quality, randomized beacon spawns and 1.5 wild dino damage. Fantastic. RIP to the guys who had organized a King Titan run for this weekend, no point now. Also not much point in taming. So I had to find something else to do. First I spent some time helping out a newer player on the server. Gave him some spare dodo eggs to make a hatchery, one of my thorny dragons and some spare gear I had lying around. Then I headed out to Extinction with my doed in hand to tame gachas. It's been on my to do list for awhile. I got very lucky. Came home with an element dust gacha, also one for black pearls and one for silica pearls, the latter of which is mainly for the production of spino saddles. Wish I had found one with obsidian so I could work on hard poly, but that's for another day. On the way back I also happened to come across a 145 enforcer, got a pretty decent asc bp so that's nice. Transferred home and got to work. I set the gachas up, the two pearlers in the pagoda and the element dust safely tucked away inside my base. Also moved all of my adult yutys to the pagoda so they're very much out of the way now. Then I started doing two things: breeding and culling. I painstakingly went through all of my cryopods and breeding stock and honestly I reduced my total number of animals by about 1/2. There are just so many things I don't need anymore. I cut my argent flock in half, went down to just 3 spinos, culled half my velos and got rid of all of my rexes. I did not cull the ugly Easter rex, but I did give her away for free. Most of the breeding animals I culled I bred first, mainly to see what I would get. None of the argents were worth keeping. The velos didn't give me anything either. Most of the spinos were hopeless except...the final egg I popped gave me a male and female set of twins with perfect stats. All except the 0 speed. This basically "forks" my breeding line into two. The twins are the base of my spino army for bosses. Yes, you read that correctly. The stats I have on this line and the max armor saddles I can make should be enough to take on alpha brood and alpha monkey, if my new new friend is to be believed. And you know what, what is even the point of breeding super strong spinos if I'm not going to use them. Sure, rexes are easier for most people. Not for me. My playstyle has always been built around having spinos as my main mount. So I'm just gonna go for it. My line starts with 55 HP and 46 melee and I have saddles with 352 armor. Plus they are aberrant spinos, sacrificing a bit of survivability in order to maximize their combat potential. I'm just gonna go for it. Anything rexes can do, my spinos can do too. It just might take longer to stack up enough stats to achieve it, is all. The second fork of my spino line is basically the same stats, but dropping that pesky speed stat and possibly food in the future. I can also completely drop weight, food, oxy and stamina on the boss spinos if I really want to, though with this server's settings the need for such a thing is far, far in the future. But anyway. This other line will be my general use mount and will make use of mutations from the army line, but also ones those spinos might not need like stamina and weight and maybe even oxy for a deep sea specialist line. This is why I'm so frustrated with the mating timers on this server, because spinos really benefit from different builds and being able to mutation stack properly really opens up some interesting possibilities for them. But, that is an argument I'm not going to win, sadly. While continuing to raise the yutys and the new spinos, I also popped my snow owl egg, wanted one imprinted to me and also in case of accidents. Also finally got a female thorny dragon with weight so I can work on that a little. Not doing the full line I had envisioned, just enough to get an imprinted utility dino and a backup egg or two. Since my nanny persistently fails to feed babies, I hand fed them all while cleaning up around the base. Underrated feature of gachas, just chucking all the random crap I don't need into them and getting stuff I do need out. That said, it's been a long and adventurous day and with a final meat run to top off the troughs, I'll be done for the night. And likely the weekend as I have plans for tomorrow. If I can spare some time in the morning I want to at least breed my new spino pair and this thorny dragon. And the velos too since I culled the original stat male so definitely need a backup. The loot quality thing isn't all that exciting and I am just so extremely disappointed overall, but I'm making the best of it.
  34. 4 points
    Friday evening breeding shenanigans. So since the server will be on 7x difficulty for the weekend, I probably won't be doing any breeding at all. It made sense to do my final round of breeding for the next few days. Bred my spino pair, the argents who were off cooldown, and my mutated yuty again. First, my spino. Popped a male with every stat except weight and got the 0 speed, plus the perfect color combination possible from this pairing. Amazing. Can't wait for him to grow up to breed with the female. Really wish the current male had gotten the HP stat so I could bring him to Aberration. As much as I want to, I am not going to be bringing my main female over because she's also my main breeder for this line right now. I'll be using my backup spino instead. Next, my argents. Two eggs gave nothing. One egg gave a male with weight, stamina and partial colors. However he got an abysmal HP roll from his dad so I'll definitely breed him back to the female for HP before I start working the stats into the color line. The last egg gave me a perfect color, full white female. Yay! Before I start seriously mixing the stats and colors though, I really need to drop my oxy stat, 60 is ridiculous and useless. Scouted around, didn't find any 0 oxy argents. I won't hunt for that over the weekend, would rather focus on high stats while I have the chance. Finally, the yuty egg. Popped twins...both female. Ok then, guess I'm adding 2 yutys to the flock. Sadly they got entirely the opposite of what I wanted for colors and are rather earthy actually, but that's fine. I also scouted around for either a good bronto or a tek stego. They don't need to be super max levels, I just need something better for narcoberry farming. The theri doesn't do a great job, especially for the quantity I need. No luck on either so will probably hold off on them for now. That was about it really. The yutys are still babies but close enough to juvenile that I don't anticipate any issues with them overnight. They just take forever but I don't really feel like cryopoding them and losing those extra hours of growth.
  35. 4 points
    Well last night was my "break the barrier" of endgame content of Ab I finished my Dimetrodon incubation chamber (24~ dimes at 3300~ insulation), gave birth to my baby reaper, and popped my drake eggs (I had 1 drake I went with a friend to get and used his dime chamber). Now have the ability to grow my own drake supply.
  36. 4 points
    Built my first tri-ramp pitfall trap in a taming outpost not far from the Ragnarok green obelisk. The outpost location has several narrow paths up to it, with three possible approaches, so I thought why not build a pitfall trap with three possible entry ways.
  37. 4 points
    Ask my girlfriend if she is set to wander. She says I say things like "Oh no the quetzles are out of food" in my sleep. Make the "UGGHHUHHHH" sound when im hungry or thristy.
  38. 4 points
    I pet my dog and wonder why she didnt sit down and glow.... And what happened to her meat pack saddle? Look at my rifle and wonder if its damaged capped. Walk into doors because im spoiled with tek doors. Wonder why I havent got a BP yet when ive bern fishing for hours. My wife asks where somthing is and try to pull up my tribe log in my head. Every time i say the letter J i flich like im about to get swarmed by tames. Ask my local restaurant if their mutton is any good for taming 4 ton semi feathered animals.
  39. 4 points
    i will also take a moment to address one of the major complaints the official server community have about UNOFFICIAL servers: the server can close down on a whim and you lose all your progress. Think on this for a moment now, in light of these closures. I'm sorry some of you are losing your progress but just think, you can actually play the fun part of ark again that doesn't involve netflix and watching baby timers for two weeks.
  40. 4 points
    If you’re playing unofficial, use these following commands: cheat destroyall DroppedItemGeneric_FertilizedEgg_NoPhysicsWyvern_C cheat destroyall DroppedItemGeneric_FertilizedEgg_RockDrake_NoPhysics_C
  41. 4 points
    Thats progression in a nutshell. Progress past the point of raptors killing you, progress past the point where single players can raid your base, same concept. PVP is a lot more ruthless of course. Why shouldn't a level 300 lightning wyvern decimate your level 62 ptera? Would you be upset if you spent dozens of hours hunting a good lightning egg, 4 days raising it with risk of pvp death then leveling it full, only to get owned by a level 62 ptera?! Think about it man.
  42. 4 points
    Aberration, singleplayer, ps4 Decided to spend the evening taming Megalosaurus to see if I can improve my stat options. So, I used the last of my gunpowder to make about 300 simple rifle bullets, then turned 200 of them to tranq darts, 130 of which became shocking tranq darts. Also pulled all my Spino eggs to make 30 Superior kibble. Hopped on my Rock Drake and made my way to the Elemental Vault Cave where I have 2 stone traps set up. The first Lv 145 I pull decided to bring a party. While attempting to sort them out he circumvented my trap and dove into the liquid element. Cleared out everything up to the first intersection, where my second trap is located. Look left, look right, no high level Megalosaurus. Went left, climbed the ceiling, and glide into the blue section with the path to the Artifact. Clear that area, reach the artifact chamber, and spot a male 145 Meg. Do some quick contemplation and decide on building a trap at the base of the slope that leads to the artifact (used 4 stone foundations in an L with stone door frames on the outside, with the slope ledge serving as the back wall). Pull the Meg who falls perfectly into my trap (insert evil laugh). He brought an uninvited guest too, though, who I had to dispatch. Knock out the 145, put kibble in, and I wait.. and wait... take a minute to clear the artifact chamber, take the artifact, and back to the Meg to wait. I apparently tamed all 3 of my other Megs during taming events, because this guy took forever (1.5x taming for me. Yes I realize official is much longer - I feel sorry for you, not really 😝). I ended up going through both sets of hazard gear and my lightpet with 2500 charge ran out. The wait was well worth it, though. He stood up with 7872 Health and 405% Melee, well above my current collection of stats.
  43. 4 points
    Nothing casual about that wall of text.
  44. 4 points
    Today I decided to try building with cliff platforms. Made a house platform, a barn, a workshop, currently building the aviary. Trying to come up with some great ideas for further platforms all are about to get to each other winding down the cliffs with stairs. Love playing with the building stuff. Just wish we had more decorative stuff. I live south of wyvern bay looking out to sea and the desert.
  45. 4 points
    I did a lot this weekend, possibly the most productive for the last 6 months. I finished my 277 100% imp Yuty only to be given an egg between 303 and 313 haha - i hate raising Yutys. I also got another Daeodon baby out and came out at 259 (only started a few weeks back so progressing really well). I then realised I'm missing a big Melee stat, and Stam stat so should be breeding out close to 280 in the next week or so. I had no further progress on my Pteras - so many eggs now and nothing new to show for it. oh well, Ill keep on trying. Then I had some good news... out of the blue, Alpha Tek cave run - starting in 15 mins. (It was midnight so I was debating whether to go or not... damn it, lets do it!) So quickly grabbed some Asc Flak, an Asc Shotgun and Ammo, a few canteens and some Prime Jerky, podded a pair of my 100% imp high level Rexes (30k hp and 1700 MD) and went off to Island. Met up with everyone at the lava entrance in the volcano and 19 of us proceeded to work our way through the caverns. Giga after Giga and we make it through to the first 'bubble'. Upon entering, I lost 90% of my HP and had a broken bone icon - quickly ate some jerky and nothing... jerky is not good for replenishing HP - I had rushed my preparation, but luckily 2 friends dropped me some burgers and medical brew. Entered the final cavern, 5 of my tribemates (across server tribes) were all around me and we worked as a unit jumping on each boss and then working on adds as and when we could... it was going rally smooth and then I got kncoked off my Rex and were separated for what seemed like an hr (possibly 45 seconds) running in and out of adds until someone pointed out a standalone Rex on the other side. Managed to jump on just in time before a defender clobbed me from behind. We were just getting the last boss down when some tribemates were knocked from their Rexes and a tribemate made a few shots with his shotgun to finish off the boss as it was nearly dead... a slight lag and another tribemate walked in front of the shotgun... 4 of the 5 tribemates ascended from the ARK on Alpha... one died valiantly and sacrificed himself for the greater good. 1900hrs in and I have ascended off the ARK at Alpha. Thanks WC
  46. 4 points
    spawn on an aberation server. it took me 3 hours to get out
  47. 4 points
    Metrics are a way of measuring something. It is a bit of data you gather in order to form a statement. like if i wanted to say 50% of ark players suck i would have to have a metric with which to measure "suck." In this case i think they just added some tools that allowed them to harvest data to create reports of specific activities within the game world more efficiently. basically in the game world there is a collision map, which is pretty simple, it's space you are not supposed to be able to pass through. then there is the visible map which is what you see and is drawn. these things are usually the same. sometimes they are not. instead of the server being like "Ok these two things are both here" it will be like "two things can't possibly be here and since i know i put this thing here clearly this other thing the game client is telling me is here is not so not gonna acknowledge" Yes i know that is over simplified but it's late and explaining things is not my strongest ability. that's kinda why rock spawns can kill your dinos. kinda.
  48. 4 points
    I’ve been in bigger, moar better, more alpha tribes than both of you. You know it’s true cause it’s on the internet.
  49. 4 points
    THis stuff about new players cant get going is total bs in my opinion. I started this game about 3 months ago or so now and at the time had never really even played survival games. At this point while im still learning I would say I can handle myself and am fairly experienced. And how did I get to this point you ask? I allowed myself to fail, I got raided many times but never gave up, I used every set back as a learning experience for my next attempt. I met a$$hats and helpful players along the way, I learnt a lot from both types. The PvP extremists who kill every bob on site taught me how to PvP, the helpful players gave me tips and tricks on how to be more efficient and how to better spend my time on a sever. Pretty much it comes down to this, what do you want out of the game? do you want to just have a stress free non competitive environment to learn in and try things out without the threat of other players messing with you, in this case there are plenty of PvE servers, and no they arent all just packed full, it is really easy to find a low pop server, in fact majority of the servers have small populations. Find one login and enjoy If you want to get into the whole PvP game and want to learn how to go face to face with aggressive PvP tribes, well then you gotta be prepared fall, many times, that is the only way to learn. No one just plays for the first time and is good at PvP. You have to fail to learn, and it can still be fun doing so. My advice find a friend who you can fail and learn with, this helped me a lot. ME and a buddy got the game around the same time and learning together was a lot of fun, and yes we got raided countless times, we got screwed over and screwed ourselves over many times, but thats the game, the one thing we didnt do was throw our hands up in the air and say F this I'm done with this. You cant expect everything to just go smoothly as that isnt ark, even setup experienced tribes get wiped all the time, they still make mistakes they lose PvP fights, thats the game. To fully get the most out of ark you must embrace the failure and understand that to become a good player you must first be a bad player and be ok with that. Dont get overly mad or upset when others kill your tames or raid you as it happens all the time. Just have the balls to pick yourself up and try again. after you have some experience with the PvP join a tribe and learn as much as you can from them. The best thing you can do is have a positive mindset, understand that you will fail, and thats ok as we all did when we were learning. Something I found was useful were Arkpocalypse servers, they wipe monthly and so there are no real year old Alphas waiting to mess you up. Everyone you meet on an arkpocalypse server started fresh on wipe day and will start again the next month. It lets you get used to the early game. Try join one around when it wipes so you can get a fresh start and then just spend a month learning. It's also easier I think knowing that all your tames and base are going to be wiped in am month anyway, so if some tribe comes and raids you it isnt as bad, it was temporary anyway. Just stick it out and you will get there :). Ofcourse if your idea was to be able to jump right in and be able to setup compete and deal with PvP like a pro without having to fail first, then this isnt the right game, in fact most games are like that, failure is how you learn to succeed.
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