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  1. Got the griffin even more levels, level 136 with good stamina. Tamed a basi, level 55 but with over 11k health. Leveling melee. Don't have SCUBA on Ragnarok yet, that will be great to unlock. I really have lost all faith in The Island. It still haunts me. I thought I would slay the overseer, wander the dunes of Scorched Earth, glide through the depths of Aberration, march boldy across the Wastelands of Extinction, ride an Astrocetus across the lunar landscape of Genesis, and someday claim the ultimate prize: a Terran Ascension Implant. There comes a time in every noobs life where (s)he must move to endgame, I thought I was that noob. I guess I was wrong. Oh, and to rub salt into the wound, my "brother" (if I can even call him that) tamed a 120 megatheirium. And found a 130 yutyrannus. All I need is luck! Which seems to be in short supply...
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  2. Today: didn't feel like playing, so decided to just feed the dinos and log off. Went for a meatrun on Wildfire. Spotted a level 56 alpha rex. Attacked. Was fine, until due to a tiny lag spike Wildfire got stuck in the damn beast. Took some seconds to break free, plus at least two more to get enough stamina to fly away. Wildfire was reduced to less than two thousand health out of his normal nearly 8000. Hunted some lystros, paras and jerboas, force-fed him meat until he had a bit over 4000, then continued to burn the rex, now in a different manner: hovering above it for short periods, rather than swooping low and burning while passing above it. Both safety and accuracy increased significantly. Killed the rex without receiving any more damage. No cool loot, but at least I now have a new skull and a pair of fangs in my collection. The rest was uneventful: an actual short meatrun, an in-base berry run, placed all food into appropriate troughs, took oil out of Khepri and Kabuto's inventories and gave them some fresh poop.
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  3. (Posts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6) Today's lesson that I was taught was to not get too complacent. In general, it's good to be able to keep calm under pressure, that way mistakes are lessened in the heat of the moment. However, blithe complacency can be deadly. I learned this the hard way today. I spent a lot of today in and out of the wyvern cove, diving for eggs, intending to hatch high levels and save low levels for kibble to begin taming therizinosaurs. I was doing this with my newly hatched, base 155 lightning wyvern from the last post named Queen Sinclair. This was going quite well. I had newly acquired a snow owl and every time I'd fall below a certain threshold of health, I'd circle the cavern to lose some wyverns on my tail and then swoop out of the cave. However, on my last run, I got hung on the corner and had quite the few wyverns behind me. In my panic, realizing I was going to die if I didn't do something, I dove down. I dove too far down and hit water. Queen Sinclair flew off back into the cave while I was swimming for my life. I whistled for her to follow, and jumped back on her... just in time for her to die to a poison wyvern. I was able to come back and retrieve my cryo'd snow owl and the rest of my belongings on Nightfall the griffin, but it was bittersweet at best. I was waiting on my other lightning I recently hatched, Tulip Rose, to finish raising and then I was going to retire Queen Sinclair to cryo until I could clone her, and then I'd just use the clones and/or other lightnings for general use. Sadly, that will not be the case. My new plan for egg diving is to get a lightning wyvern leveled in sheer health, some stam, and melee, preferably more health, to just tank and destroy all the wyverns in the cove and then swoop back in and gather the eggs left behind--and one that isn't event colors. Tulip Rose isn't event colored and is higher level than Queen Sinclair was, so I'm going to try to do more egg diving with her in the future, and be much more careful and mindful of my surroundings. I should not have tried to exit the cove with that many wyverns on my tail - I should have turned and lost some before attempting my exit. I had the stamina. I am very sad to say we have had to say goodbye to Queen Sinclair today (Lightning Wyvern), but we did welcome quite a few new faces: Linkin Park (Poison Wyvern), Symbiote (Poison Wyvern), Tulip Rose (Lightning Wyvern), Calico (Therizinosaur), and Heartbreaker (Yutyrannus). The goal is now to get Tulip Rose grown and continue diving for eggs, continue making extraordinary kibble using low level wyvern eggs and yuty eggs, and tame more high level therizinos (Calico didn't have any spectacular stats after taming). Learn from my mistakes guys, don't get complacent, pay attention, and quite frankly, just don't use anything you aren't ready to lose. ?
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  4. All right, I haven't really been active here, but: Today on Rag I tamed a griffin. Not super special, just an 85 wild griffin, that tamed up to over 120. Weight good, health good, melee good. Stamina getting better as I level it. Went to the trench by the Highlands and stole a level 45 poison egg. There were only two wyverns, the poison and a fire. Pretty reckless, but I escaped and survived. Egg really should just be kibble, but it's my first one, so I'll hatch it once I get a milk trap made. I've hit a dead end on the island, I've got mutton, I've got kibble, I've got tranq darts, I've got tranq arrows, I've got plenty of fiber, hide, and metal for saddles, and I'm ready to kill those bosses. Only roadblock is that I can't find any high-level dinos. I'll take megatheirium, rexes, allos, ANYTHING! This is SP, so I can't trade to get some. Easy to find on Ragnarok, but I want to keep my story map experiences seperate from the former mods. I'm really losing hope. Every level thirty dino feels like a punch in the gut. Losing hope...
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  5. Today: put the points on my fem quetz into stam (few, it was pretty good to begin with), health (most, I need her to be able to handle some rocks being hurled at her), and weight. Put a platform saddle on her. Made a cannon and installed it on the saddle. Cannonballs, too. Enough to knock out even a max level, plus some more in case I miss a few times. Gathered a lot of deinon eggs (unpopular nests are the worst! The eggs stay there for so long, that they insta-spoil when picked up), but lost almost all because I forgot that I had a deinon egg recipe in my cooker for some reason. Threw the recipe out, got more eggs, made some kibble. Should be enough, but I'll still wait for my bee to make, like, 10 more honey and make more kibble. Having too much is better than too little, after all! ... Made more kibble. Took kibble. Loaded Thunderstorm with cannonballs. Found a 140 elemental. Turned out, the cliff I chose to fire from was a crappy one, only got the angle right once (and yes, it's the cliff that was the problem. I have already tamed an elem once with no problem, also from a dino (paracer) standing on a cliff.). Two shots missed, three hit the body. Also, forgot about the protection, so the cannon was destroyed. Which caused me to fall off the quetz and die. Luckily, my ember wyvern Wildfire is fast as hell (like all crystal wyverns) and got plenty of stam, so I got back there in time to call Thunderstorm AND retrieve my deathbag which contained a good crossbow, really good chitin armor, two cannonballs and 31 piece of Extra kibble - all very important things (why was I wearing nice armor and weapon to a likely suicidal mission? The answer is simple: I don't own any worse and was too eager for a hunt to waste time on making some). Had to kill 3 allos for it (easy) and lure away the elem (hard. The damn thing insisted on returning to my deathbag and only then calming down). Preparations for the next attempt: a metal foundation with two ceilings are installed on Thunderstorm's back with some walls attached, hopefully that'll protect the cannon and maybe even Thunder herself to some extent when I try to tame an elem again. Serious metal run will be required to build a new cannon and enough cannonballs. I will also scout the territory on a wyvern first to search for any good-level elems under or close to suitable (low enough, non-climbable, with some rock formations nearby to prevent the elem from going too close) cliffs. Should an elemental be close but not quite enough to such a cliff, I'll lure it there first and then come with Thunderstorm to tame it. ... Made a new cannon. Made more cannonballs. Found an elemental in an okay area. Tried to tame. The "defenses" made it hard to aim. Realized I'm too low on cannonballs, plus the cannon still got damaged and wouldn't have lasted another hit. Went for a level 25 instead. Shot, shot, shot, certainly hit once on the head, then a diplo came and started trying to befriend me. Can't waste ammo on it, can't kill with quetz. Tried to shoot the elem again. Ran out of cannonballs. Quetz below 50% health. Gave up. Returned to the base. Demolished the cannon. Kibble will go into taming something easier. I'm done with elementals.
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  6. Last few days really but I've been getting back into ARK and finding inpsiration in the new Crystal Isles map so been doing some builds. I did a tree house, an ocean platform fish pond fort and just completed my house in the cold zone to keep us warm and provide some comfort when doing gem/black pearl runs. Couple views from the edge of the ledge looking onto the house. Ground floor view with under stair storage. Under stair storage View out to the world Upper deck - cooking and bedrooms. 4 bedrooms - 2 each side in the wood towers. My bedroom - others similar but different furnishing layout.
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  7. Hi Mirage I'm not sure, but I think the Crystal Isles Lat/Long figures might be out a little bit. I collected some "ccc" data and the corresponding GPS locations... X, Y, Z, Lat, Long -508956, 189850, -14626, 60.6, 20.0 -509493, -298405, -13077, 30.0, 20.0 171369, 500843, -13319, 80, 60 348731, 10855, 24722, 49.4, 70.5 306459, -139938, -2983, 40, 68 1139, 20915, -14045, 50, 50 2504, 180654, -10386, 60, 50.1 I get... Long = (X/17000)+50 Lat = (Y/16000)+48.7 to be a good fit with this small sample. However, it's 2am and I'm looking at it with tired eyes. What do you think?
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  8. Given the situation in the US, and the rest of the world right now, we will be rescheduling the ARK in-game celebration until Thursday, June 11. We understand that our community has much anticipated the ARK in-game party and the launch of Crystal Isles, and we're looking forward to sharing all we have prepared for you next week. We felt it would be inappropriate to celebrate milestones during the present time as there are bigger things afoot, and that outweighs any plans we otherwise had. We believe now is the time to be respectful and hear the voices of others. Studio Wildcard
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