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  1. I have experienced a very similar problem recently....Iv been having troubles pick things up with my argies recently as well, and to double down on this problem, I just recently got a quetzal and needed to pick up a tamed anky… I had to move the anky to a high ground level before it actually worked.....but might be a inexperienced quetzal operator.
  2. Iv seen something similar on my solo play....is 3500 food normal for a lvl 30 argy???
  3. You need a quetzal and an anky....just started running into this problem myself on solo and decided to look around on how to fix this problem myself. The simple solution, get a quetz, platform saddle, and build a bit of a ramp off the side of the quetzal that goes down and hopefully into the ground....drive the anky up on the lip of the ramp, then have someone drive the quetzal up against the metal nodes while you swing.....since the anky can keep gathering even when its overloaded, the quetzal will be the mobility, and the anky will be the gathering tool. Also since the metal weight is halved by the anky, you can carry twice the weight in metal on a quetzal instead of just using the quetzal by itself. This method also works with the armadillo dude for stone, theizisour for wood, ect. ect. If you get knocked off the quetzal, just have your buddy circle around, dig the ramp into the ground, and as long as a player is ontop of the anky, it will automatically pick you and anky up for some more gathering.
  4. Think Ill post my story here....Its a bit of a story to catch up to where Im at now, but what the heck: A month{ish?} ago, right before the end of the valentines event ended, I was introduced to ark by accident. Kids got the game during Christmas, but they didn't wanna play it. I was getting rather sick of pubg, and while The Long Dark was keeping me tided over, I felt unfulfilled. My mom of all of the people in the house {she is 60} decided to play the kids game just to see what it was about. Clueless to the gamer slang, she fired up on a PvP server and begun a very panful run. Every night she would put in a few hours {yeah all noob + bob the builder ect. ect} all to be highjacked later on. So she started hitting me up for advice, structures advice, what to do here, how to safe guard that, what does this mean, and of course basic advice on what to do and how to progress? At this point in time, I haven't even seen the game or any gameplay. I was basically guiding blind. Finally I decided to actually do some digging into what this is and what its all about, so I fired up her character and went to investigating a foreign game. When I got into the list of servers, I immediately discovered her problem. The little star icon next to a PvP server. A good chuckle was held and I decided to delve deeper into the rabbit hole. Oh wow, she is truly bob the builder after six lines of coke and 12 energy drinks. ok, now what is the game about....dinos, building, crafting, hidden notes, ok. Kinda cool. Got her a parasour, hauling mountains of wood compared to her tossing 2 stacks of wood, taking a step, picking up and tossing it again, its all looking good, time for bed. Next day, parasour is dead and all the wood is stolen....wow, k, need to get mom off this server. Long story short, we are now offline and working on two bases. And we are even playing super vanilla. No cheats, no creative, no value adjustments, just straight up "host, single player, start game" Only adjustment made was after we started, wwe had a titanasour spawn right next to our starting point. So I checked the feed tamed dinos box for the titanasour. When we get around to taming him up, will try to do a twitch stream just for the lolz. Anyways we started off on the southern easy spawn, the one in the middle with a point going towards the ocean and river to the swamp on one side and a buyo on the other. Ever since mom got into this game, she decided she wanted to do a tree house. I decided that I wanted to build some heavy duty "one size fits all base" Seems she has taken a likening to her tree house, its only a tri level and she is working on putting in a glass roof for the final touches, but its right next to the lagoon over by the swamp cave. Ill try to put a elevator next to it so she can get up and down, but for now its only accessible via argy. Its a very nice place to be at as when we do decide to hit the cave, our equipment will be right there and waiting on us if or when we die and got to go back XD With that said, we did have bit of an issue with cementing paste, wound up getting a megatherium to farm up scorpions on carno island to solve that issue. Dureing the process of shipping it back and forth however, she decided to get froggy and check out herbivore island. After takeing a look at the wildlife and a dozen questions, she wondered what it would take to tame a Pteranodon. After a few arrows, waiting to take a shot when he lands, and a couple extordinary dino, she tamed her very first dino. A lvl 36 that once tamed, turned out as a lvl 50. Once we got that done, decided to see how hard it is to get beetles. Wasn't too bad, just toyed with the most southern cave and wound up snagging some there. Still haven't touched the swamp cave, but its on the horizon. But for now, mom the builder is happy. As for my monster base, well its in its third evolution. I decided to take the entire point located at 17, 17 or by the north west snow cave which is kinda funny looking at it now. We actually decided to build next to cave's BEFORE we even knew that they was there. XD First base was stupid simple, just to get something to save equipment to and a bed to respawn. Second base was bigger, tall enough for the industrial forge. After squirreling around a bit and messing with this and that, Iv discovered two things....first off, the screaming rex's and carno's are a dime a dozen, tamed a bunch of them up for yuty eggs. And secondly, everything is super pissed. I thought the swamp is bad, better put on your big boy panties for the snow biome! But now Im to the point in time where I want to do something massive...truly beyond anything any of us has pulled off. Its tricky, tricky like no one's business, but once I get it done, Im going to have a huge yuty egg farm, with argy eggs on the side, and will begin attempting to breed. Ill have an entire area dedicated to the breeding. But I will also have some extra room up top too when Im done. Id like to have room for a couple dozen argys. That way I should be able to deal with some boss's.....maybe the dragon? Maybe?? Now with this said, I decided to help us speed things up by acquiring a qutzel. Defiantly a two player task for sure, even if I did have to cheat a little. I have one mean set of argy's, all have melee above 500% but the one we used, I literally leveled all the way up to about 104 before we attempted the task, but with the melee, stamina, and health all bumped up to mighty levels. We set off to look for a quetzal that I had seen, but wound up looking for the whole damn day IRL instead of just a few minutes. x.x Just before calling it quits tho, boom. Just north east of the blue obelisk. She jumped onto the argy, I shot a grappling hook into the saddle, and off we went. It was only a lvl 3, so it only took 3 shocking tranqs, but just as it hit the ground, I knew it was over. 5 wolves, 3 hogs, all worked together for once in order to kill our hopes and dreams. sour at our bad luck, we died in vain, resurected, killed all the sobs, and went about being all grumpy about the deal, she went back to work on her tree house, me to my metal hill to unload the majority of the equipment......and then I stumbled into another quetz. kinda south of the eastern red woods. a lvl 4 this time. we went at it, knocked it down, and this time we had enough time to get the argy down. But this time it dawned on me as it was falling out of the sky. it landed in the swamp. I kicked mom off the argy to tend to the quetzal while I hopped onto the argy and went on a murder death killing spree of anything nearby. A couple snakes, 10 piranha, a frog I accidentally hit, big gator, small jumping gator, 2 baryls, and the cream of the crop, an alpha raptor. yeah, dang good thing I brough the 104 birdie, cause if not, that would have been the final nail in the coffin, but now with a lvl 108 birdie and a clear spot to tame up the first quetzal, we could do our thing.....except I forgot the jellyfish jelly. no narco, no mountains of narc berries, no jellyfish jelly, we was loosing this battle quickly, and Id have to pray that I accidentally made some narco up on the metal hill. After a non stop sprint from the quetz to the hill in the middle of the red woods {thank god no leo's} Got lucky, super lucky, pleanty of narco, 150 waiting on me. But time was ticking, and I didn't have time to separate a specific amount, I took it all and got outta there. But while my lvl 108 birdie has adjustments made to her stamina, it wasn't enough and I had to wait a pinch longer before taking off. My controller made a cracking sound in my grip, but I finally filled the stamina "just enough" that I thought I could make it....it was not enough. My mom was gathering as much narc berries as possible to try and help me, she was raiding every single bush nearby in hopes of not being attacked, and getting "just enough berries to keep him down" till I got back and she was loosing the battle quickly. At about 100m my birdie ran out of stamina and I literally hopped off to run the rest of the way. I get to the quetz, I open up inventory, jam the narco in his inventory and force feed him 10 immediately. Just as I pulled the trigger to get him to take it, I look at the torpidity....47.2......I only had 47.2 torpidity before I hit him with the first narco. Good lord that was close! With the narco takeing effect, I took inventory of what I had and what I could use to feed him.....One extraordinary kibble and prime meat from the raptor, well the kibble was good, but the prime would spoil soon....not a problem, couple of snakes and another croc, plenty of prime, and sure enough, we had our first quetz. Built a platform sadle, was cruising around, found another qutz on accident {only when your not looking for it will you find it. XD}, tried to use the flying cage technique, failed, said screw it and shot it while just riding the tamed quetz. Worked like a charm, tamed it up with just prime, and noticed I got lucky. They are male and female. I can breed them to make my own quetz army! Got em home to the big base, and finally broke ground on the base I have been putting off all this time. Got to get it going as its going to take quite some time. With that said, half tempted to leave my second base up so I don't have to rebuild the industrial forge and fabricator and such. Dunno. In the meantime however, Im literally wipeing the area out of rock and wood.....gonna be fun...
  5. Well I had him in a good spot, on the edge of a step hill, couple flat rocks to hop back and forth on, but I only had about 30 tranq arrows. Just wasn't enough to get the job done. And the more I thought about it, the more I was not really "for" tameing a giga.....only meat harvesters and at the time, I needed wood harvesters. =/ A giga on single player is kinda meh when you really think about it.
  6. This is happening to me as well, every so often I will try to kill the shadow effect in two player mode and it just grey's out the command bar and doesn't actually apply the admin command.....sucks ass cause that means the rest of the day Im stuck like this.
  7. Yeah, I get a nagging feeling that the game is calculating damaged based on speed, not by distance fell to the ground. If I crouch before falling off my bronto, Im perfectly fine when I hit the ground, but if Im hauling the mail and jump on lvl ground, I can kiss 10% of my health goodbye. >.>
  8. sadly, time is your best friend.....more time, more lvl. Picking up the explorer notes is a great way of doing it, but you gotta add some more to it than just finding a couple hidden boxes. I suggest attacking large dino's, alphas, and exploreing. Hitting up a bunch of brontos to start with is a good method of getting some of those easy lvls to start with is a good idea, some raptors and carnos is good too. Once lvling up starts to "reeeeally" drag you down or your melee is bumped up high enough to get dangerous, you can then target other rex's and alpha raptors and alpha carnos.
  9. Have to admit, I took a gentle crack at this as well before switching over to solo.....I absolutely concur with OP, no where to go to call home if everywhere you go is already claimed. =/
  10. seen one giga, tried to tame him cause he was a lvl 32, but not enough hope and arrows, after that approach, I tried to hit him with my lvl 103 argy, THAT didn't go well, so I cut bait and got the heck outa there, but now even he is missing. o.o And yeah, Im kinda getting ready to pull the trigger on that doing the kill all dino command. I got a couple things I need to do first....tame the titanasour, build the big base, and finish the tree base before I bring the leo's back. {that's gonna suck} but once I do, Im probably going to do it.....I wanted to try and do some argy breeding, but all I can find right now is really low lvl wilds, and sadly we only have 1 quetz. Almost had two, but the first one we tried to tame landed in the middle of 5 wolfs and 3 hogs......for the first time ever, I witnessed wolves and hogs working together instead of attacking each other. x.x But after scanning around multiple times, cannot find another quetzal. v.v this has got to be fixed....
  11. I have not learned the "leash" engram yet? Is it even available on the island without DLC? But yeah, that sounds like a casual way of farming up black pearls. However since Im offline, would they still continue to farm when Im gone? AK, are they still doing their thing if they are not within render distance? Nah, the only thing I have messed with is the ability to feed a titanasour…..literally first thing I ever seen when I started this run was the titanasour cruising around the top of the little hill by the middle easy spawn with the little river inlet and cove. Thought to myself, "wow that's a cool looking bronto" figured out later it was actually a titanasour and went decided we needed to tame him. So I checked off that one little marker so that when we do tame him, we can keep him fed and alive.
  12. Yeah, just started playing this game and decided to start on a beginner PVP myself, and found out the hard way that there was a lvl cap. x.x I might try it again sometime, just to get a feel for it, but gonna be tough without the engrams I want.....Ill probably just go with the basics and see if I can find blueprints for everything else I need, but its going to be a pain with "just the bare minimums" Trading with others is going be a crucial key in that gameplay!
  13. aaaaand my topic got moved? will my dino spawn problem be directly addressed here or just casually swept under the rug? Experience from the PUBG forums tell me this a swept under the rug job
  14. HOLY CRAP! If I had known that, Id probably would have tamed 100 of them up by now. XD The anti grabbing for the squiddies is meh, but the jellys and the eels are a super pain in the ass, knowing that Id have gone for one of them right away! Well keep in mind, Im playing a very vanilla game thus far. Most typical dino lvl for me is 10-20. Low 30s is....unusual, but happen occasionally. But still, a lvl 30 basil should be comparable, especially against a lvl 4 squiddy Id bet? Well, for right now Im sticking with the island.....never played ark before hand and Id like to get through things "normally' before doing any sort of map jumping or whatever it is. Literally just started bout a month ago, just kinda "poof here it is," kind of scenario for me, and after putting it off for a minute, decided "what the hell" and fired it up....In love with this game thus far. At least the offline version. XD
  15. Just on island for now, but the info on the itchy/dolphin is very usefully, will tame on of them up instead of the manta! Does me more justice if I do the floating eurypterid harvesting raft! My current black pearl collection is mostly from the trilobytes, used the sloth guy while bug hunting....does an ok job, but dang is it slow. and ok, two people concur with the basilo...Still unsure why, I must have tore threw 10 of em with that dunk I had earlier, but if nothing else, I know its easy enough to get one.
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