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  1. Ascension

    Are you sure, you pressed on 'spawn existing character'? Were you still in your tribe when that happened?
  2. Most Creative Dino Names

    Our first Therizino is always called Benjamin, no matter of the gender. That's what my girl came up with. Also our two Gigas are Herman and Marilyn, named after the two main caracters from The Monsters.
  3. If the fence is not in render distance, the (wild) animal isn't either. So no movement at all and nothing should wander through anywhere. This is only applicable if you don't stand right where you could render the animal but be far enough to not render the fence.
  4. How does Auto Decay work?

    I'm confused with the 'auto-decay' and 'demolish' timers. Those can't be the same, cause if it would auto decay - no one would be able to demo anything. Rather think it's something like 12 or 24 hours on top of the demo timer of any given structure.
  5. So what did you do in ARK today?

    I've been pretty silent since 8/8, that's mostly because of the mass amounts of progress we made. So here goes what happened in about 4 weeks. (there's a tl;dr at the bottom) Last time, I told you we wanted to relocate. We did that and were busy at work day on day off. I got home from my actual work one day and wanted to start on our breeding center. Though even the structures frame was green, I couldn't place them. There's a beacon drop within the perimeter of our chosen place. A real large and pretty flat area of around 20x20 rendered useless. There goes my plan on that building. The best part with playing on officials is trading, be it on your own server or through any website. If I remember correctly, T has been the first to acquire something through trades - a black/and green Jerboa. Sounds not like much but ever since, I've been hot on heels to scoure the forums for something worthwhile. It's not that you get that for free, but it's interesting how much fun you can make out of crafting 400 Adobe walls or 30 Stone Behemoth gates, just make it a race to get half of done first. The next weekend she told me, that one of our former admins, on the player dedi server we used to play on, gave their base on SE up in favor to stay on the island. He offered everything including most gear, bps and dinos. We gave away our base, we build on 889, for free and claimed our new-ish-ly acquired base. Taking our precious trades with us and left the rest of 'em for the new owner. Onto more breeding and trading, just on a different server and with more backed up materials to use. Those 2x and 3x events are awesome for breeding and gathering. I don't remember the timeframe on the next paragraph, can't be more than a week I think. Anyways, I got home from work the other day. T had already sent me a message that read 'Hurry, I have a surprise for you!', well I had to take a shower and eat dinner first. Man, have I've been excited to see what the fuzz is about. Once ready, I joined and wanted to know what's going on. Both P and T held their mouthes shut, leaving me even more suffering. Finally T said 'Get to a drop or obelisk and upload yourself' I did that and 'Where do we go?' I asked. I joined the other server and waited for T to pick me up. She's been in the same tribe that we got the base on SE from, and invited me as well. We flew over to their base and she said 'Pick one dino, it's yours. But let me give you a tour first' After touring through their homestead, I had to ask 'So why are we in their tribe now? And why is no one home? What's all that about?' And she said 'Well... this is all ours now, they decided to move off of legacy completely.' I was stunned, first we get a base with ~100 dinos for free and now another one with more than an additional 150?! (tl;dr) Apparently we are 'proud' owner of two bases on two servers with more than 300 animals after just shy over four weeks on official servers.
  6. trouble getting started

    First off, I'd like to advice playing on single player until you know what your doing, like Bacon told you all the up there. Secondly, even if the game doesn't serve you anything on a silver platter, you can figure out how to and what to do. Every level up will unlock new engrams, and those have a description of what they do. Pick and hatchet for harvesting, spear and pike for combat, clothing for armor, structures for building and so on. For me, as a seasoned player, it's easy to give away these tipe. But keep in mind that we all started at some point. Be it a week, a month or two and a half years.
  7. 22 Minutes

    Don't worry, i can feel your pain and I got your point. And there's nothing to disagree with other than your phrasing. But you should've posted that in the 'bugs and support' section instead of the 'general discussion'.
  8. trouble getting started

    The main layout is pictured in the options menu, everything else in their respective sub-menu. You may have to adjust your screen borders to see the top part of your (circle) menu.
  9. 22 Minutes

    I've been on your side while reading your complaint, until you ended up with insulting the devs for how greedy and incompetent they are. On side-note, i play as well on an Xbox SE server and takes about 5 minutes including the initial startup of the game itself. So it might even be your hardware or connection.
  10. So how do we drain bullets now?..

    Use whistle groups and send your animals in the fight without a rider.
  11. No, if you run a dedicated server through your Xbox, you're not able to play on that server with the same Xbox. Single-player and non-dedicated use the same savefile. You should be set just by starting non-dedicated and invite some friends. Yes, this is the intended way. Though only with the Win10 version (you get for free if you own Ark on Xbox) and not the Steam version, so no mods included. That's personal preference. Play on officials or look for a player-dedicated server to join. Server rental on consoles is way too expensive to be honest. And you'll probably not be able to transfer anything to a rented server, nor can you upload your local save to use for a rental server.
  12. Not playing 'till Rag

    Makes no sense to me, to be honest. If you left your server for 6 1/2 days just to refresh the timers, you can't be too attached to whatever got claimed. Your dinos would've starved, generators run out of fuel, fridges would be storage for spoiled meat. I get your point with the Rag delay on consoles. But WC is only about 40 people strong (and the Rag team is only 2), nothing compared to an 800-men-team like Bungie. And if you played Destiny, you'd know the bitching there was back on release for repurposing the whole story as hide most of it in Grimoire Cards.
  13. We started playing in officials just about 3 weeks ago. Best thing is, that you can trade for whatever you need. With cross ark transfers you'll get what you can imagine. Now onto the topic. What I see on the trading forums is that so many people sell dinos that are way above 379. That means you can't level them to their max. Once you get to 450 they just *poof, gone. (need confirmation what actually happens) The whole tame cap thingy comes due to WC mods spawning super high level replacements for lost tames. (which is still beyond me) Now that those are deleted, why don't you remove the cap or at least raise it to something more reasonable like 700?!
  14. So what did you do in ARK today?

    We mostly went exploring the (new to me) SE map. At some point we stood on the edge of some small crevice. We were on the two low level Raptors, we tamed the other day. T said we could jump over it so I tried. A little run-up, timed the jump, lag and down I went on my Craptor (yes, it's his name). Luckily I could jump off his back in before landing. Here I've been, on a map that I don't know and in a dark and treacherous trench. 'Go left' she said 'I'll catch you at the exit'. I already lost orientation when I arrived at the bottom, so I had no clue where left would be. She's a genius, she threw a lit torch down the trench. 'Here, see that? That's left.' About 20 scary, but not really dangerous, minutes later we met at the exit. First thing I said - 'Bring me home, NOW!' On our way back, we found a neat and flat spot that no one built on yet. We agreed to relocate and build a little something over there, placed some thatch foundations to reserve the place. Back home, we prepared building pieces for an L shaped base in 8x8. Imagine the Tetris piece, with each of the three 'cubes' being 4x4. Later on a wild 150 lightning Wyvern flew around the edge of a hill, swooping in and out of render distance. He went off in the mountains, phew. As our friend P joined our party chat, we convinced him join us, even if he said he won't start over and especially not on officials. Only problem being, he doesn't own SE. The gentleman I am, I bought it for him and logged off for the night. Both, T and P have a day off today. Let's see what awaits when I get back home.
  15. So what did you do in ARK today?

    Our unofficial server crashed yet again last Friday. The host decided to keep the server down for good. T and I decided to play on an official SE server until we get server rentals on console. We already had existing characters, so we transferred them to an SE server and met up somewhere on North 2. Or better said, I tried to find her as she already started to build a small thatch hut. Man, it is hot on SE. My water was constantly at zero, no stamina and then comes the first sandstorm. I haven't made it through. Died twice and we had no bed build yet. 'Why didn't you go in the tent?' she asked, she should've told me that. I've never played on SE before. But hey, I'm fine. We started to tame our first raptor and perfectly on time when it got tamed, a saber ate him and both of us. Alas, we had a bed to respawn now. Back to gathering by hand I guess. Later on we tamed another one, level 5. He can carry stuff, that's good enough. T found a nice spot to gather metal and we had a smithy and metal tools in no time. With the smithy came the opportunity to start renovating the hut with Adobe, so we did that with all the resources we collected earlier. I logged off for the night, but she kept playing for a while. I just got a message of hers that said 'We now have an Anky, Doed and Morellatops as well as two Jerboas.' She's been a busy bee this night.