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Everything posted by maxplanck58

  1. It has been a solid run since 2016: the thousands of hours of enjoyment, wonder, heartbreak and occasional frustration in Ark has made it more than worth the price. I felt like I have lived an entirely different life in the game: lots of memories of early PvP (the golden age) and PvE after off-lining became the norm. But it is time for me to hang it up...Ark has been uninstalled. In a way I feel simultaneously sad and liberated. Thanks to the people that I have played with for the great times and memories. And to those that demolished hours of progress on a whim and an exploit while I was away, I wish you the best as well. Ciao.
  2. I won't complain about a bit more diversity in the local wildlife, but I don't plan on taming one: I am not a fan of any of the op creatures as tames since they take a lot of the survival out of a survival game. But I like have them roaming the wild and adding some extra danger.
  3. No walking or encumbered animation, only running slowed down. It seems like something done as a placeholder while waiting for the animation frames to be completed but then forgotten about. Someone needs to make a mod to add walking and encumbered animations....
  4. "Barrel roll totally sucks as a means to get from point a to b!" Not surprisingly, it is also true for most aircraft and flying creatures (real-life versions, that is).
  5. Every base I build must have a working bathroom with a shower, toilet, mirror and sink. No exceptions!
  6. Are you really asking that your fellow citizens deny themselves the right to share an opinion?
  7. While I am not a big fan of the overpowered creatures in Ark, it seems to me like the Desmodus is way too powerful. While I think it is cool and well executed, it just seems to be able to do too much, too fast, too strong. I think a logical and more balanced nerf would be to make it similar to the megalo where it moves slower and attacks for less in the daytime.
  8. In my opinion, Fjordur looks great when on the ground: lots of nice details, good variety and cool locations. But from the air it looks clunky and awkward. I realize it may have been designed to be very base-building friendly, but the combination of odd mountain peak shapes and tons of flat surfaces (and layers of flat surfaces) does not look natural to me. While there is more to see and do in Fjordur, I have to give an edge to Lost Island: I think LI has the perfect balance of more realistic and natural looking terrain and visual beauty, but it is not quite as friendly for base building as Fjordur. The other item about Fjordur that is visually awkward is the overabundance of natural bridges and waterfalls. Ragnarok had this issue as well, but Fjordur takes it to a whole new level. If one natural bridge is cool, then one around every corner must be better. Again, it is a great map and a lot of love and talent must have gone into it. I just prefer more natural looking locations/biomes/terrain.
  9. Agreed - I think ark is the most fun when starting to get a foothold. As soon as I get anything beyond a mid-game tame like a rex or wyvern, the game loses all its challenge, fun and drama for me.
  10. That's DOCTOR Scrub Lord to you: I didn't spend 6 years in scrubbing school for nothing.
  11. I have logged in with strangers standing over my bed - they had been watching me sleep I guess. I also had 3 griefers following me around in my base, so after asking them a few times to leave and them continuing to jump around me and getting in my way, I sprinted out of the base so they were locked in and logged out for the rest of the day.
  12. I know there are a lot of bugs, exploits and issues with Ark. But what about those little ornamental things that seem like they would be so easy to fix? For a game where you can do just about everything and with otherwise a great eye for detail, what little items are you shocked that WC left out of Ark? 1) No walking or encumbered animation: just slowed down running? Wow. 2) Ghillie gloves clipping through the map. How is this a thing after 6 years? 3) Ankylosaur idle animation with elastic, stretching side spikes. Ever notice this one? What else have you noticed that leaves you a bit mystified?
  13. You can use Ark as a way of getting over your fear: first, dominate them with superior firepower and tames. Then, tame the ones that frighten you and welcome them into your family: mantis make for great, versatile tames.
  14. I haven't seen one in quite a while, so maybe.
  15. Or....you can just refrain from using it allowing others to enjoy the partial functionality. Granted, it would be awesome if it was fixed.
  16. I agree. I would imagine that some people really like the current state of Ark PvP, but for me, active combat is magnitudes more fun than raiding offline players.
  17. I have decided to shun all the overpowered creatures like wyverns, gigas, rexes and manas and just keep them cryoed: they take all of the risk out of the game. With the exception of a few special circumstances like purple OSDs and alpha hunt missions, you are pretty much unstoppable on them. My favorites now are all early to mid-game tames: I like equus riding with a small wolf pack, and love those adorable carnos.
  18. If the past is any indication of a potential future... I would imagine that many of us have been let down in the past by a beloved franchise being translated to the screen with sloppy writing and bad CGI.
  19. I didn't see this in the patch notes, and I am not quite sure if this is just an artifact of my graphics settings changing without my knowledge, but: I have never seen mirrors work before other than a little light reflection. Now if I place a mirror, it actually works and I can see my character and the room being reflected. As soon as I stop the game and load it back up, it is back to just a slightly light-reflective gray surface.
  20. I saw a 990 regular rex and an 895 tek rex. Max level on my server is supposed to be 300, but I have seen wyverns as high as 360, and of course tek creatures a bit above 300.
  21. Similar, but different: I found some crazy high level rexes as well, but I will only use them for boss fights (and alpha genesis hunt missions). Otherwise I will keep them cryoed - they are essentially little gigas. Also enjoying the primitive life - it is nice to have a challenge again.
  22. I have been finding them on single player - haven't seen one in a week or so, but I also haven't been looking.
  23. Yep - some type of fair, less exploitable ORP would certainly coax me into buying Ark 2 and getting pack to PvP.
  24. You can set the difficulty so that creatures spawn with a higher max level: I have mine set to 300. That gives you a bit of a head start in finding high-level tames.
  25. Sorry you had to experience this as well. I hope it turns out better for you than it did for me. I was a singleton with bases, tames, BPs and all ascensions across 3 official maps. When my character disappeared in transfer, I put in the support ticket right away. After a week with just an automated response, I requested to just get the decay timers reset while I waited for resolution. Needless to say, there was no help to be found: by the time they were willing to put me on a calendar to restore my character, 4 years of bases, breeding lines and gear had decayed or been raided by vault campers. I have been doing single-player since. I hope it works out better for you.
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