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  1. Today / Yesterday on Aberration: Hoarding, Hoarding, Hoarding...and Ark’s Exceptional Kindness. Total transparency, it’s been a rough start to the new year, but Ark has been going above and beyond its usual escape to give me reasons to smile. Yesterday, I hatched my second rock drake...a gorgeous green male with an orange belly and blue feathers, and used him to figure out what broke with my meticulously worked out maturation settings. Apparently something changed before the full launch, because what used to be a 42 hour wyvern raise with 2.1 maturation gave enough time for 100% Imprinting. Suddenly 2.1 raises a wyvern in just around an hour! Which, while I guess is convenient isn’t at all satisfying for me...I love having the long hours to bond with my babies...as of now my maturation setting has been altered to 0.05 to achieve that. Anyone know what gives? Anyway, my new rock drake baby, Thoth sorted out, I decided to take a few more steps to make my sanctuary feel more like home. Following getting hideously (and fatally) lost on an excursion trying to get back to the rock drake eggs, I decided I’d like to finally allow myself the aerial perspective I so desperately rely on, and spawned myself an eagle, whom I have loving dubbed Lady FTS. Acronym here having come about by my exclamation as I was consumed by angry rock drakes “F* this sh**, I need an aerial view!!” ...I was a bit miffed about the misadventure, lol. Lady FTS is there to help me out while I try to figure out how to rock drake. I get really bad vertigo in games sometimes, and am very easily disoriented, and ride in first person...so I can report my training sessions with Phaidra have been nothing short of nauseating. I’m determined to get the hang of it, but...oy. It’s bad right now. And an eagle is a staple part of my roster anyway...she’s done more flying me between levels of my hangar than anything else, but Aberration is even more gorgeous in the air. Anyway, my quest to truly make my new sanctuary a home started with some dimorphodons for me to breed, adding an eagle, and there was one more thing I needed before I could truly call my new house “home:” a wyvern. And this starts off where Ark has just been amazingly kind: I went through this very convoluted process to get myself a wyvern that I could raise on Aberration. Froze time, spawned a fire wyvern - a girl, just like I wanted - force tamed, then ran setbabyage 0, unclaimed the newly baby-fied wyvern, reclaimed...poof! Baby fire wyvern with imprinting bonuses enabled. And then I noticed that she spawned with my very favorite color scheme for fire wyverns - jet black with orange wings. I’ve named her Ishtar and am raising her alongside Thoth. Then I took off to the trench to try to scare up a level 100+ female featherlight so I could start breeding those...and keeping a keen eye out for any 100+ seekers I could bring home. Diligent near-daily searching for those seekers had netted me three. But in Ark’s incredible generosity yesterday it decided to send me eight. At eleven strong I have the beginnings of a proper hoard of my cute little dragon-critters. And I found another 100+ male featherlight, and right before the end of the night, a level 92 female. Which.......might just be good enough, because I want baby featherlights. And today Ark delivered me another cherished gift practically on a silver platter: I took a dip in the nearby river hoping to find 100+ otters for breeding, as the six I have were all low level...and sitting underwater, without so much as a piranha nearby to interrupt me, were a level 112 and 116 mating pair just looking for a loving home. And a subsequent trip back gave another pair! 100 and 108. They were a little more chaotic and I accidentally gave a fish to the wrong one, so a seventh low level otter came home after I successfully managed to kill the sarco trying to make a snack of the boys after the tame. And just for good measure I found a level 112 pony, a pretty white and tan girl I named Mayfaire and brought home to my trusty Hallows...my first Aberration tame, which means I can now have baby ponies too. In summary, life is good at the Aberration sanctuary. Nothing lifts my spirits and puts a smile on my face like Ark can...finding highly sought after critters, and bringing in the other-Ark beloved pets...I can say the house I worked so hard on is finally a home.
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  2. I took a break from the forum over the holiday break but not Ark so a decent amount to cover but I'll try not to right a novel. More of a novella. The last of the bases went down on our peninsula so the Dead Goon Game Preserve is now officially secured. We have placed 3 public Rex traps as well as made the oil pump public. We have started to spread out our dino's to try and create less lag in the entire area. So many wild dino's spawn there. Useful stuff too (from a PvE perspectiove). Rex, Allo, Saber's, Argy's, Hyena's. With the way lagreen and bluescreen ob are built up on our server it really is the last good Rex spawn on the map. We got into the Wyvern raising business and it's a blast. my tribe mate started running the scar and we had some great luck nabbing 190's, 185's, 170's, and even a few decent 165's. People are always seeking out Wyvern's so it expanded our trade market. We have raised and tailored a few specifically for scar running (we like a Lightning. It is immune to lightning, we feed it wyvern milk to reduce fire damage, and poison shots are easily avoided) by pum[ping it to 25k hp and 2000 stamina with a natural 350 melee after imprint. We tamed a level 150 Christmas Daedon that we keep at the scar base and just change them out and let it do the healing. Did quite a bit of raising and taming over the break. We also invited in an ally to our tribe. He has a key redwood base as well as some other nice builds. He primarily plays abberation so he actually created a new character for our server that he is making a crafting character. We will now be able to open up our market even further by breeding and trading abberation dino's on the regular Ark maps. Taming: A slew of Christmas dino's to breed into our stat line; 150 beaver that actually has better base weight than our 234 born one and is a male (we have a female). 145 male argy that tamed out with 408 melee, Our new high 150 male argy that tamed out with 850 oxygen. New high and it will make the hatching higher just for show. 170 Lightning that hatched with 11.2k hp. Christmas Wyv and a beast? Yes please. 145 female wolf that tamed out with 2.9k hp which isn't bad and beats our current high of 2.5k. 150 male daedon. He tamed out with 12.6k food so not bad. We also tamed a few dino's to either change out if an egg layer or just to breed in the Christmas color. 135 Anky, 135 f Argy so I could trade guaranteed Christmas eggs, 145 f scorpion, 45 f scorpion, 50 female raptor, 145 m saber, an acid trip jerboa. We tried to keep our tames to high levels 9killed the only Christmas Thyla I seen because it was a level 50 and also killed two Christmas Thorny's 135 and 140 because we only have enough Morellatop kibble for one more tame so we want a higher stat over the color. Overall we were pretty reserved compared to people on our server taming anything with Christmas colors but it was an event and server's been pretty good with tame cap even with new people playing because of lots of people leaving for Abberation or to other server's during tame cap. Raises: 237 hatched Yuty. I believe we hatched 12 eggs and this was the only one we kept. It is male and had all the stats. 9.9k hp, 2184 stamina, 331 melee. I got 96 percent imprint on him and he finished out with 11.4k hp, 2184 stamina, 394 melee. I only take Yuty stam up to 3k so I can dump the rest into health and I think it'll reach 35k or 40k hp. I may need to restat for rag fight as i have heard the manticore seems to target the Yuty making him run around more. I'm happy that i can guarantee the stamina on this line now but need to pop a female so I can guarantee the entire line. 233 hatched Quetzal. This one is a female. Grabbed the 9996 hp, 2400 stamina, 1648 weight. We hatched 4 eggs and kept this one only. i can now guarantee the weight but need to get a male so i can guarantee the line. After imprint this girl was at 11k hp, 2400 stam, and 1968 weight (96 percent imprint as well). She's going to be a beast. After some grinder leveling and killing crap Wyvern hatches she is already at 6760 weight. We also raised 2 Rex's. One got a health mutation to 11.2k hp with the 2226 stamina, 940 weight, and 396 melee. He has 4 mutations so we'll breed him with our clean females and look for the next stat mutation. the other got a stamina mutation so sits at 10.7k hp, 2320 stamina, 940 weight but only 385 melee. he has 4 muattions as well. he'll sit on the back burner for now as we are targeting hp and melee mutations. We did tame a Rex that has given us a new 0 mutation hp starting point of 10.12k hp. It's female so it'll take a while to breed that into our clean line with cool down timer. Additional Tames; Tamed a 150 Thyla that tamed out with 6.4k hp. Nice starting base. Been looking for a high melee male but haven't found yet. I was pleading in chat for Titanoboa kibble and finally (first few days of Christmas event) offered up a 140 Christmas Argy we had tamed. Someone snatched that up so good deal for us. Tamed a 140 rock Golem. We have our technique down and Golem's always sell. 308% melee on this tame so it was a nice one. Trades; Traded a 130 rock golem on an island server for 5k poly. i set up a small trading outpost on this server as some alliance member's from my legacy day's are set up here plus I have started a great trade relationship with a guy here. He runs the swamp cave constantly and pulls out high level BP's. I obtained first an 80 armor Rex saddle from him and now a 91 armor Rex saddle plus he gifted a few BP's. He made out too getting a breeding pair of our Yuty's 99.2k hp female, 2184 stamina male) and a male Boss Theri with cyan coloring (9.2k hp, 396 melee). Very cool dude. Traded a 140 rock golem on my home server for 4k poly. I let the guy use our trap to try and tame his own but it ended up dying. So I offered him up this one for trade. Since they are available on rag the price is of course reduced. Traded a 150 rock golem for a breeding pair of ravagers one having a red underbelly coloring from his 135 lamb chop tamed Christmas father. These will sell like hot cakes on the island just cause they are new. I took them out and went after some stego's. Eh. Maybe once imprinted but right now I prefer our sabers and especially Thyla's. Easy raises so will probably start that project this weekend. Breeding pair of our Orange shell, green body, purple spike doedics. Got some 300+ armor flak bp's. Happy with that. Unleveled 185 fire wyvern. Got 1500 tranq darts. Guy said he has a buddy also interested on his server. We'll raise more this weekend so I told him our price in shotgun shells. 175 Ice Egg. Got a made pair of 434 armor riot leggings, 367 armor riot chest, 277 durability gas mask, 234 durability gas mask, and 197 durability gas mask. Great for our scar runs/milk grabs. Two 534 weight, 300 melee thorny eggs. Received an 83 armor basil saddle BP for these. This was my island buddy. Those eggs will give him 2k weight thorny's which is great for his 105 armor rex saddle as he gears up to take on some bosses. I may ride with him and bring one of our Yuty's over just to get some Tek engrams unlocked. 80 armor Rex saddle bp. Received 6k crystal for that. Since our closest crystal spawn is blocked off (until they open the desert on console) this trade worked well for us since we had gotten the new Rex saddle bp. Trade in the work: I'm raising one of the doedic's right now to complete a trade. Trading our orange shell purple spike line, 2 thorny eggs, and a 165 lightning wyvern that ended up with 366 melee after imprint for a 251 long neck, 252 pump, and 250 AR BP. i'm very happy with that trade and I believe the guy is too. Doedic will be done by Saturday so we'll complete that trade Sunday. Overall I was happy with the Christmas event, especially the 2x and 3x taming as we were able to take a few more shots on dino's at a decreased cost. Never would have gotten the 10.12k hp clean Rex stat if 1x because it had the same wild hp stats as one that tamed out with only 8.5k hp so probably would have passed on taming it. RNG man, lol. I probably would have never put down that argy we got if it wasn't Christmas color and now end up with a new high melee. People were able to grab additional and better BP's which is something I like to trade for or were able to grind out the poly/crystal/ing I ask for the trades when materials are involved. On the docket: I will finish setting up our island trading outpost and leveling my character over there. He is going to be a crafting character so I will offer my crafting services on blueprints and custom consumables plus continue offering our wares from the Rag server. We'll also do some more Wyvern raising, Golem taming, will continue to try and improve our Rex line, and I am sure conduct more trades. I may try to get a male Quetz and a female Yuty with the stats to get our guaranteed breeds. I've been seeing a lot of requests for Quetzal's and I think we may have the most complete stat line on the PS4 PvE market from what I've seen offered out there, finally we will start our Ravager program. Man I love Ark.
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  3. My friends are back, so the server's up and running again and we've manage quite a lot during our sessions. We have moved to a new location in the Mushroom Forest, close to one of the ramps down to the blue biome. While the base is far from finished, we have a fabricator, refinery forges, smithy and fridges up and running. We've also selected a cliff for our individual houses and placed cliff platforms where we want them. We've also managed to tame quite a few critters: A 115 Spino A 150 crab (on spoiled meat as we have no turtle kibble) A 140M Anky and a 150F Anky A 110 Doed A 140 and two 130 Megas, unfortunately they're all male and none of them are breeding material... We've also lost a couple of tames, I lost my mutated Ravager, Broccoli Jr. (had a green back), and my high level Bulbdog when I was about to move a trap to tame the 140 Mega. I was ambushed and killed by three other Megas, that I've no idea how they managed to sneak up on me. We also lost the Spino (or I did) to yet another Mega that attacked from behind, while I was busy fighting another one. Bino, as was the Spino's name, didn't have good hp and I got stuck on some rocks and couldn't turn around or get away. I tried getting him to follow me, but it was to no avail. I felt extra bad about it as it wasn't a tribe owned animal, but our tribeleader's personal tame. He wasn't too upset about it, probably because he had tamed the 150 crab when it happened. To get an equally "good" Ravager, I bred ours and managed to get several mutations (reddish back, dark green body, blue back and white/light grey back) and now I have backups, in case of surprise Megas happening again. While breeding them, I discovered something rather silly; the saddles on the females bloat during their gestation, they look incredibly stupid. Baby Ravager with blue mutation: After my breeding frenzy, we decided to look for a Mega for my friend and we found a 130 for her. Waiting for it to starve, we went exploring for a bit. Armed with two Megas (she borrowed our tribeleader's), a crab and hazard suits, we felt brave enough to venture into the blue biome and explore a bit. It's absolutely beautiful there and we must have a base there at one point. We got jumped by Nameless at times when one of our glowpets would run out of light, but we had no problems dealing with them. I would go so far as to claim that the Ravagers are the biggest threat because of their gnash/bleed attack. We fought other crabs as well, but me and my friend hung back while our leader attacked first, then we attacked from the sides/behind, to avoid getting grabbed. I did get grabbed, twice, but it was by our crab by mistake. I got a bit surprised when it happened though. Lots of Megas around: After a while, we got to the entrance to the red biome I think and as soon as we walked into it, our characters and glowpets started making noise as if hurt by the radiation. We immediately pulled back and checked our pets to see if they had taken any damage. It didn't look like they had, but none of us felt like experimenting as me and our leader had our precious Glowtails with us. We'll return later, with disposable glowpets and more hazard suits. Oh, we got an Alpha Nameless attacking us in the blue biome, but disposed of it quickly. Also fought two Basilisks down there, but avoided an Alpha crab, mostly because our Megas aren't particularly good, especially as they're not mate boosted. Entrance to the red biome (sorry for it being so dark)? Still much to do as we need to finish the community working area, our houses and find Spinos, female Megas/better Megas, more crabs and other creatures to tame. We need to get some crops going/check if a greenhouse is even possible and gather resources for industrial grill, chemistry bench and so on and so forth. Oh, and I didn't get that far with my Aberration fan-art, as I discovered Dishonored while my friends were away.
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