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  1. 3 points
    Hey all, I've done a lot of work and research on custom recipes and there's just NO good info on it out there. The wiki obviously breaks down raw statistics, but it takes some interpretation to be explained fully Basically there are a few considerations to make when planning a custom food. They are: HP, stamina, food, and weight. Making a good recipe requires a delicate balance of all these. Its also important to note that this is a great way to store surplus food that would otherwise rot. Sometimes you'll leave thousands of berries and meat in a feeding trough that eventually all spoil when you could've cooked them into the "Primary Cake" or the "Cheeseburger" shown in my attached pictures instead. Custom consumables have an extremely long shelf life when refrigerated compared to normal food. With my level 80 crafter with all levels in CS (880% or 7.80) I will typically follow these guidelines: (You should consume a focal chili prior to making recipes to raise your crafting skill level 100% for the duration of the buff) For my food filler, it's typically made of RAW meat. The best one I have is 10 raw meat for 101 food. Cooked meat technically gives more food, but I like the extra heal from raw Element dust is a FANTASTIC ingredient. High stats evenly distributed with good weight For healing recipes, try to use 2-4 bee honey and the rest of your 8 recipe slots some prime meat Mushrooms in general just make better recipes; primarily because they have more balanced stats. The downside is they lack real sustanance as food to fill your hunger. However, food is the easiest stat to fill almost without trying Stimberries and Auric mushrooms would normally decrease your water; but in a food recipe, they do not lower your water stat. It still does reduce the water given by a drink though when included in the drink's recipe. DO NOT USE EGGS - THEY ARE MASSIVELY HEAVY! You're better off turning the eggs into kibble and using that in a recipe for the insane stamina regen. KIBBLE GIVES A TON OF STAMINA Crops/veggies are best used in drinks. 2-4 on a good crafter will fill your water to 100 Please pay attention to weight. You would not believe how much extra room you can make just by getting rid of your egg recipes and doing meat or mushrooms instead. KEEP IT SIMPLE. I tried making recipes with 4 or 5 different ingredients but it just leads to a big hassle that totally isn't worth it. Also, note that recipes don't really become "worth it" until about 500% - 550% CS. Thats the turning point when you start to reap benefits instead of taking losses. I have included some examples I've made for reference. (The weights are listed because the blueprints all say 0.1 weight on them, but it doesnt include the final weight. I really wish they would change that and tell you how much weight the finished product will be) "Cheeseburger" - 0.3 lbs "Stamburger" - 0.25 lbs "Primary Cake" - 0.55 lbs "Mushroom Chocolate Cake" - 1.6 lbs "Aquafresh" - 0.18 lbs "Lemonade" - 0.16 lbs TEK Cake - 0.17 lbs
  2. 2 points
    Problems experienced are on PS4, and yes servers have been taken down until a patch can be brought out. Very disappointed as we are all missing out on the latest event. Wouldn't be acceptable if it was Survival Evolved, would definitely get an extended event and hope Prim+ will but wont hold my breath. Literally like WC forget about parts of their own game when releasing EVERY update. Making mistakes is fine, not learning from them isn't.
  3. 1 point
    Steam, Island. Single Player - ~150 hours in game Went around the island on my recently tamed Thylacoleo. What an awesome creature this is! Seeing the island from the ground while being able to move around quickly is such a nice change from flying all the time. I went to tame Kentrosauruses, as I don’t have those yet and found a lovely red one with pink spikes. Except that it died while taming, which is a shame. Of the other two I was taming, I got one male and a female, the latter of which died to a bujch of wild argies while on the way back. I also killed a bunch of things, explored more ground around my base, found some random explorer notes and dossiers and went back to base to call it a day. Saw that my allos produced a fertilised egg, so I’m going to see if I can get a baby out of that. It will be a first for me, so I hope to be able to do this over the weekend.
  4. 1 point
    I forgot about the changes in stack size, and went on a quick meat run on my giga. Got a shock when I got back to base and saw how few stacks of meat I had, oh yeah right meat stacks to 50 now ? Played around with the fixed cryopod imprinting, its an absolute God send. Its a great QoL improvement. No longer stuck having to raise and imprint everything in one go, if I have to I can cryopod up stuff up and complete the imprinting later. Also can unstick babies which have sunk into foundations. Raised up two of my new rexes and two of my new Tapejaras and 100% all of them. Hatched up a bunch of giga eggs aswell and cryoed the ones I wanted to keep for later date.
  5. 1 point
    Got on last night for an hour. Since the vday event isnt working yet I played with the stack ini a bit. Withdrew a lot of stuff in vaults, restacked into the new 1000 stacks and cried a little inside when I realized most of the vaults I made are not needed hahaha. Man, its sure nice for most things, now I feel like we have nothing material wise Going to be fun playing with the stacks while farming though! Hide farming, meat runs etc are going to be a lot better! Patiently waiting for this weekend to game
  6. 1 point
    If real life were like Ark: mobile... We would all be eaten by Gigas and Rexes
  7. 1 point
    If real life were like Ark: Mobile....... I would go visit the tiny thin family that lives next door to me who have the weird bent knees and long arms, and have names of "son", "dad", "daughter", on a daily basis just to get a good laugh
  8. 1 point
    You know what? You are right. The unnofficials got increased rates too. Someone needs desperatly to learn how to gather information
  9. 1 point
    ah... Excellent! You have just exonerated many, many people who were accused of "stoopiditee." Thank you.
  10. 1 point
    If there's one thing we can count on WC for, it's being inconsistent. Or maybe being consistently disappointing
  11. 1 point
    The Center Small Tribes Xbox There is a base on a cliff with two metal buildings and a gap in between both not far from our base. These two metal buildings have at least three velanosaurs in each on turret mode and bristling with tech turrets and heavies. The velos are placed inside so they can target intruders but would be invaders cannot snipe them without breaking down the walls first. Happened to fly past and notice their tech generator was out of element, perfect opportunity to blast in and take a peak. We tried dropping in with parachutes and via bird but kept getting shredded by the velos. Finally decided to farm up enough mats to get a rocket launcher and rpgs happening as velos cannot target projectiles like turrets can. Took over an hour as the beaver dams must have been plundered recently but we were finally perched above their base, rpgs in hand ready to kill everything and take what we wanted. I aimed up slightly to ensure the rpg didn't clip into the cliff slightly jutting out infront of me. We all know how ark gets. Comfortable I had more then enough clear line of sight I fired, boom the bloody rpg explodes right infront of me clipping into an imaginary section of cliff edge and my body with c4 and all the rpgs plummets down into their base smack dam in the middle of the two velanosaur buildings. Fml. At this point I had to get up for work soon so left our stuff on the body and called it quits for the night.
  12. 1 point
    OMG... Reading this is like watching Southpark's member berry episodes. You all need to take the beer goggles off because you think days long past are the good ol days. THEY WERE NOT... Before transfers you were stuck on a server and 3-4 player alphas would raid and abuse the server pops at will because they had no competition. No kidding I was on this one server where the alpha had to be asked before you could tame a rex. And forget quetz or giga. If you were found to have that, welcome to wipeville. And so sorry if you were wiped and informed you are kos by the alpha your main character is stuck on that server. Unlike now at least you can transfer off and not have to start over at level 1. There is no difference between being wiped by an alpha native to your server and an alpha from another except the alpha from another server eventually leaves... Ark was far more buggy, ran slower, less features, WAY more grindy, and less casual player friendly than it is now. Ark now > Ark then.
  13. 1 point
    So in 3 months time I have a third of that PC players game time on my Switch already....closing in on 300 hours. Somethings worth is determined by the individual judging it & hardly true across the board for everyone. I enjoy playing the game on my Switch a great deal. Its not perfect, but even with owning the game on various formats (my PS4 version even has the season pass) Ive played more on the Switch. It could be the portability....but I have the free phone version as well. I think I enjoy button controls, the larger portable screen & the less established, less crowded public servers. For me personally, its worth the money spent. Theres nothing wrong in thinking the games a waste of money or finding it great. Opinions vary but I dont understand the need to champion it & "convert" people . Its a game..in my case I either play it & enjoy it or maybe complain once or twice & then move on to something I do enjoy. I dont argue merits with folks who have polar opposte, hardline opinions over & over. Nothing to gain there but levels of frustration.
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  15. 1 point
    Yes. Same was asked on Reddit, Chris responded that there is a bug they need to fix before pushing the next public iteration of the beta.
  16. 1 point
    Hmmm I agree, seems hard to find a server that is not targeted by trolls daily or established servers at Tek level where you can start building in peace from scratch.. Id be down for 6 month server wipes. good idea
  17. 1 point
    WC could figure out a way to have long term PvP servers with leader boards. But at some point no new players will be able to join, survive, and actually get anywhere. Never letting possible competition grow to be competition is a good strategy. But it dosen't make for a very fun game.
  18. 1 point
    I went on an Allo hunt last night, couldnt find any in close vacinity so I gave up and bred some more and hatched some more. Nothing new, no mutations or anything but I got another stat merged on my Ptera line so 326 now, definitely need some new blood so will try and tame a few later tonight. Hoping to pick up my Yuty egg tonight so that will be a painful few hrs as I will watch it very carefully get to 10.1% mat before feeling safe to leave it this time. 16k ingots now hidden away from my tribemate in a safe, wanting to fill it completely before he say we need to do a metal run because we have run out... then to hear him once I tell him to check 'Anarki's Personal Stash' vault with 70k ingot sitting there I know he has a plan to rebuild a new greenhouse and some little cliff platform huts to turn into new rooms so he will need a lot of metal for that - he builds, I gather. Its a good relationship. He does all our tactics, I just breed things up... it works. So, another night on Center went by quickly and a little good fortune with a stat here and there. Lets hope my Yuty works out and that I can find some new Allos to start breeding as my current line doesnt look like it will turn out particularly well. Oh, and I donated a 269 born Ptera to a new guy who was struggling with the game. I like to do that
  19. 1 point
    It also happens with rocks, trees and a whole host of other random things, but you are right about one thing. I was several months without playing Ark before the new year. I did find ways of getting stuck back during the summer, but it wasn't anywhere near as frequent as it has become nowadays. Getting stuck back then was more a case of I've managed to find that one hole in the decor which is just too deep for me to be able to get out of it without killing myself or using the fly / ghost commands. It's definitely a bug which was introduced in one of the more recent patches, but it's definitely not beta specific. Anyhow, for the time being, I've reverted back to the vanilla version because the beta version just doesn't play nice with the S+ mod. There's a number of S+ structures which haven't been implemented into the beta which I just can't do without. I really hope that when the beta goes live, it doesn't completly break S+ Right now, the S+ structures from the mod itself don't have any snap points in the beta. Also, I've noticed that I'll end up with several copies of the engrams in my list. There's obviously something very wrong going on here. It's somewhat sad, because I'm happy to see those S+ structures coming to live, but there are plenty of S+ features which I use a lot and would hate to see go, such as the ability to pull the stuff I need to craft. Past a certain point, you just start having so much stuff that sorting your inventory and moving your stuff around starts to consume more and more of your time, thus reducing the amount of time that you spend actually playing the game. Even a small base can easily have a cost that will soar in the tens of thousands of basic materials. Things can get seriously out of hand really quickly. This is a game, not an inventory management system and I want to spend my time discovering the map, hunting dinos, and building things.
  20. 1 point
    The Ark community is divided into a bunch of smaller communities. Official players are just 1 group. There are some really awesome unofficials communities.
  21. 0 points
    Valentines is what I did last night, but maybe a little noobish the way I went about it. I laid down about 30 eggs as I couldnt see the timers being impacted. I went away for a meat run and when I came back, the hatchery was filled with Gigas, Tappys, Pteras, Rexes, Spinos, Allos... it was truly mayhem. I panicked a bit and started trying to claim and pod and accidentally threw some pods back down, cryosickness dino babies everywhere. I thought I had got it under control, so went to put the pods away only to find that another 10 dinos were sliding across the floor after me... yes, a change I wasnt aware of with the update is that they now follow you when unpodded including when they have cryosickness. Whistle commands didnt work so I slid them down to my raising barn and sat there for an hr until they were awake and ready to be taken off 'follow'. I then had the opportunity to go through all my pods and start killing off the babies which I didnt need. I ended up killing 33 dinos, what a waste of time. I bred out a load more, put eggs down and timers said 1,39hrs so i was like cool, Ill head off and do some bits like tame an event Ptera or Allo. Came back 40 mins later and there were about 20 dinos wandering in the corner. Pfffft. It was only when a tribemate logged in later that he could see the timers properly as my Yuty egg said 4hrs, but to him it was 40 mins. Logged off, logged back in and it was fixed... if only I knew about that before putting up with a panic stricken evening. No muts on my Pteras, Allos got another so food is 15100 now and a blue underbelly which was nice. Nothing else. Ive another 345 Giga thats ready so might as well make the most of it and get another bred out. I have my new Yuty to raise so I will start that later and hopefully this weekend my 190 holiday rock drake and 190 Fire Wyvern will get done too... happy days. What a stressful night that turned out to be.
  22. 0 points
    The Center Small Tribes Xbox Haven't really been doing a lot lately just mainly taming, farming and storing loot in the purlovia. Was excited to mate the argies tonight though. Laid down the fert egg surrounded by torches while it incubated with a 1.5 hour timer. Watched a Conor McGregor doco on netflix and when I checked on the egg it had just vanished. This was my first egg hatching aside from boosted unofficial wyvern eggs so I'm not sure what happened here. I'm thinking it fell through the ground or maybe theres something about egg health I dont know about. Poor baby bird never had a chance.
  23. 0 points
    My server has an outward appearance of friendlyness but it's run by overlords who hog the server up with old knowledge of the game. They know where all the good stuff is. They take newbs underwing and turn them into overlords in a few nights. Then they taunt you if you don't join their click. Kinda like being back in high school. It helps not to talk in chat at all. Try to stay to yourself and not communicate. You help someone you can be sure they will stab you in the back later. Literally, if you invite into tribe. Since pvp dynamics are ever present in pve. They taunt me because I like otters. Got any otters lately statements that seem nice if read one way but not so much if read in context of how they treat me. Yelling at me if I take up a tiny piece of land way off in some remote corner even tho they own all the main lands and important spots. So no they are not being nice they are mocking. Now ever time I go near the otter spawn I disconnect and think they're hacking somehow and getting me to disconnect.
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