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  1. You could start a new server and set the XP multiplier to something stupidly low so it takes forever to get Pteranodon saddles.
  2. My take has always been to go in with a high food stat and stuff the thing full of all the meat it can carry. We don't always end up using that meat, but it's good to know it's there. I'm curious if anybody has tested the value of a high food stat.
  3. You can take your Rex army from map to map with no issues. We're still using the same Rex army that we raised on the Island years ago. It gained a few members on Extinction to face the Ice Titan and lost a few members on Gen1 against the Master Controller, but it's more or less intact.
  4. The simple solution is to wait until you're a high enough level to use air conditioners. (Despite their name, they'll heat or cool the egg as necessary.) Put half a dozen of them close together, and hatch your eggs there. Since you get Rex saddles at a higher level than AC units, it's usually the way to go. If you can't do that, then put the egg close enough to fires or torches to keep it the right temperature (if you look at the egg it'll tell you if you don't have it correct). Each fire or torch changes the insulation levels, so you can have it in the midst of several if necessary.
  5. Why so many Alpha raptors? Maybe I'm just unlucky, but after a few days (in an "easy" zone) I've already had to kill three of them near my base.
  6. I'd go with a dedicated server. Non-dedicated servers will only work when the host is playing, and other players have to be near the host. Unless it's been fixed, you also have the SP problem of resources that take forever to respawn. If you have an extra PC and some basic networking skills it isn't that hard to set up a your own dedicated server, especially if you use Ark Server Manager. You could also run the server on your PC and do the loopback thing to connect.
  7. I'm not sure about the local situation around your base, but the overall numbers aren't that out of whack. The last Island server we played on shows 757 piranhas and 665 Manta. Here are a few other ocean creatures in case you want to compare: Sabertooth Salmon: 965 Megalodon: 339 Mosa: 10 Anglerfish: 186 Plesio: 22
  8. How much paste do you need? We always have 10 or so snails at the base that we empty a few times a day. Usually that's enough for anything we do, and if it isn't we have a Tek Transmitter set up near the big beaver dams on Ragnarok. We hit them a few times a day as well if necessary (which probably wouldn't work so well on if you're on a busy server).
  9. Yea, without something new the game gets boring after a while. You can only spawn naked on the beach and tame your way up to a Rex or Wyvern so many times. I suppose the developers could've gone a different direction than Tek, but we'll never know what other ideas they had, or if the outcome would've been any more interesting.
  10. Yea, I've noticed heavy fog on Lost Island quite a bit lately too, with the whole screen going varying shades of grey. My server has fog disabled, but the setting doesn't seem to do anything.
  11. I did sort this out once in the past. It had something to do with the query ports that Steam will recognize. (This assumes of course that your firewall and port forwarding are all correctly configured.)
  12. There are many factors with a monitor. At 27" you'll want something with 1440p resolution. If your video card will handle high frame rates (90 fps or so) at 1440p, then get a monitor that'll handle refresh rates of 90Hz or better. You'll also want to consider the brightness and the screen type (IPS, TN etc.), which depend largely on how bright your space is and your personal tastes (not to mention cost).
  13. The green ob? It's been a while since I've been on SE, but isn't that the one farthest away from the trench, lol?
  14. There are many ways to steal the eggs. The sane approaches require many hours of preparation (although 100 sounds excessive to me). There are crazier ways to steal them though, such as trying to nab one with a pteranodon.
  15. Damn, that's too bad. It sounds pretty cool in concept.
  16. I've thought about trying Primitive Plus a few times. Unfortunately I've also read that it's pretty glitchy -- so much so that even the wiki says so. Is this still the case, or is it more or less playable?
  17. Do we need to have wandering dinos go into mating mode anymore? I haven't bred dinos that way since the devs added the Enable Mating option.
  18. Same here. Nothing but fiber on Gen2 PC unofficial.
  19. I came to post about the same thing. Is it possible make them produce paste and poly while stationary? We're long past the days when it was a chore to build a pen for them.
  20. Argh. I updated half of my cluster without bothering to read the messages the update process returned before I realized it wasn't doing anything. EDIT: Looks to be working now, but it reports version 338.24.
  21. Anybody know a reliable place to hit for Magmasaur saddle BPs? We have handful of saddles from our time on Gen1 (ranging from 30 to 279 armor) but no BPs at all. Or is there a mission that specifically drops them? That loot spreadsheet that's going around mentions Moeder (which we'll do on repeat if we have to), but nothing else.
  22. Yup, that is one of my least favourite things about OSDs. That one you can at least see, although you can't do much about it being solo. Maybe a railgun or sniper would take it out. There are times when we used that feature to our benefit though. If our dinos were getting low on HP, we'd throw out a pig or owl and do some healing between waves. Then, once everything was healed, we'd go find the straggler. It wouldn't help much in that video, but usually the straggler is in render range.
  23. Since nobody else has answered, I'll make an attempt. From reading the specs, that CPU is pretty wimpy for gaming in general, and Ark tends to be a tough customer. If you're at 1080p it'll probably be fine on low or maybe medium settings. The GPU and RAM are fine. One of my kids plays with an RTX2060 and 16GB (with a Ryzen 2700). With medium settings on 1080p, it stays pretty close to 60fps.
  24. zero064

    meteor shower

    I've never been hit in the city, but as mentioned, if you fly really high you're at risk.
  25. Yea, I'd vote for this one. It's pretty rare I wanna withdraw 10 of an item, and if I do it's easy to take out a whole stack and put the rest back. I'd also prefer the option to withdraw X number of stacks, ignoring the weight limit as well, instead of the transfer all thing.
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