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  1. Ranger1

    What's going on with the Center

    I believe the area you are referring to is a boss arena, so the only way to access it is to do the appropriate boss battle.
  2. Brachiosaurus Observation Deck - ARK Survival Evolved Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom inspired me to create a "Brachiosaurus Paddock" in ARK Survival Evolved... and of course any proper dinosaur theme park area needs lots and lots of visibility.
  3. They said there was a strong possibility that some parts of it would be adapted and brought into game. That is not a promise, that is a declaration of their intention to investigate if it can feasibly be done. For what it's worth I noticed that Orionsun (the Structures Plus mod author) was hired by Wildcard a few months ago, so that would seem to be a pretty firm indicator of their level of commitment in seeing what (if anything) can be done along those lines. My point was that phrases like "we are investigating", "we intend to try", and "we would really like to" are often misquoted later as "we promise". You know what I'm saying. All they have said is that if time and manpower allow... and if it won't cause other issues in game play... some elements of S+ MAY make it into the core game someday. But by the same token many of the features you might be thinking of could never make it into official gameplay. For example no clip was a long time feature of S+, but it was removed when WC incorporated it as a user configuration option into the game. Obviously this is only for unofficial and single player gameplay and will never be an option on official servers. So hopefully we'll see S+ and other sponsored mods make it at least partially into the main game, and there is certainly nothing wrong with letting them know it would be appreciated.
  4. You mean other than the outstanding Ragnarok map. 😊 Look I understand you'd like modded content on console, however you also know your platform of choice is very limited in that regard. No promises have ever been made that more sponsored mods will make it into the main game, however the chances of that eventually happening are much higher with the sponsored mod program that it would be without it.
  5. Additionally the Tek Rex is superior to a normal Rex, and considering the text specifically mentions that "more powerful" Tek-themed dinos will be released each month, I'd say these are likely going to be more than just cosmetic.
  6. Ranger1

    Alpha raptor bug?

    I've never seen anyone successfully knock out an alpha raptor, and I'm pretty sure it's simply not possible. Alpha raptors will continue to attack a downed person until the body decomposes, which just takes a few minutes. This gives a player a small window of opportunity to get prepared and go back and kill it, assuming they were simply caught unprepared during the initial attack. Now if memory serves there is a setting (and certain mods) that can extend the length of time before your body decays. If that has been adjusted that may explain things if it's taking a long period of time before the Alpha raptor moves on. The more I think about it though that may just affect a person's loot bag, so take that with a grain of salt (I've never adjusted that setting myself).
  7. Ranger1

    Is Ark dying ?

    Kinda makes you wonder how threads like this get started, when the relevant info is so easy to find. In case the rest of you good folks aren't aware, ARK is on the uptick again (in it's usual cyclic pattern), with the last 30 days showing some of the strongest numbers in its history. https://steamcharts.com/app/346110 If you prefer something a bit more moment to moment, when I checked just prior to this post ARK is resting comfortably in it's customary #7 ranking in STEAMS Top Games by Current Players list (of course that may shift a bit depending on when you check this list). https://steamcharts.com/top Of course all games have a limited lifespan, that's the nature of software and entertainment in general... but forecasting imminent death every time something occurs that irritates you is, frankly, pretty silly. Especially when it's so easy for folks to get the facts themselves.
  8. Ranger1

    Raptor Pounce. Really bad design.

    There is always room for fine tuning, no complaints on that score. Just as long as any fine tuning done allows raptors to remain one of those creatures you make a point to keep a weather eye out for, and that they do not return to the ranks of "cannon fodder" creatures that nobody thinks twice about again. We have far too many of those as it is.
  9. Now come on Forza, I know you are well aware this game has never been strictly about dinosaurs. The dragon was a thing ever since its earliest concept art and trailers. 😃 As far as strictly acid damage goes I agree. I think for building (or for armor) that "metal" equates to steel... just not "stainless steel". Thus the spotty corrosion on an otherwise somewhat shiny surface.
  10. Ranger1

    Raptor Pounce. Really bad design.

    Well, with the exception of knights in full rigid jousting armor, tying yourself to your saddle under any circumstances has been pretty universally considered a very bad idea. Hanging upside down from my lashings after being knocked partially out of my saddle... merrily alternating from being kicked in the head by my runaway mount and being ripped to shreds by the raptor still tearing away at my helpless body... well, I think I'd rather take my chances on being able to get back to my feet and fight back a few seconds later.
  11. Ranger1

    Raptor Pounce. Really bad design.

    Correct! While your observations were pretty humorous, none of them change the point I made which was that primarily this game is modeled on the vision of the prehistoric world that Hollywood has presented us with. No real attempt is made at realism in either the creatures or the combat system, and neither the developers nor the player base has any urgent desire for that to change. If you're looking for a "realistic" dino simulator, this isn't it... nor was it ever intended to be. Although you do have the option of joining a modded server where the rules better reflect your preferences. The fact that you have this option available to you is also by design.
  12. Ranger1

    Better Unofficial PvP Server Longevity?

    Yes, fortunately servers that actually have legitimate cases of admin abuse don't tend to last very long. Word spreads quickly when legitimate abuse exists. Long term PVP servers do exist, like the one mentioned above... but I'd also like to point out one other reason why seasonal wipes are relatively common. The reasons you thoughtfully listed are perfectly spot on, but there is also the issue of boredom. Once things settle down on a server, and there really is no longer any real competition for the Alpha spot, people tend to get bored with the status quo after awhile. The less powerful tribes begin to get a little frustrated at their inability to break the current alpha (even if all players involved are getting along great), and even the players in the Alpha tribe can get a little bored with the situation after a while. In these cases even the Alpha tribe is asking for the server to be reset, just to make things exciting again. Long term achievements have a certain appeal, but most PVP players are looking for their next conquest. If there is little chance of a "next conquest" actually happening on that otherwise happy server, the temporary loss of some imaginary pixels is often considered a small price to pay to energize their gameplay experience again. I only mention this because it's worth noting that even harmonious servers can have a seasonal schedule, and that it doesn't necessarily indicate that they are recovering from a trauma of some sort. I think you know what I'm trying to say.
  13. Ranger1

    USA only country with. ..

    Interestingly enough, several games I have played that are produced by companies outside the US also celebrate US holidays. It seems to be especially common with Russian companies... although to be fully honest it might be because those companies are large enough to have separate and distinct divisions for large territories like US, UK, etc... and have the flexibility to run different events (or sales) in those different regions independently of each other.
  14. Ranger1

    Raptor Pounce. Really bad design.

    We all know what movie franchise most strongly influenced the design of ARK, and in that franchise the raptor is easily the most dangerous threat around. Intelligent, fast, fearless... raptors are portrayed to easily be smart enough to go after a mounted human, even if that human were to be mounted on a beast significantly larger than the raptor. If anything, ARK raptors are toned down hello kitty versions of those famous cinematic raptors. So, bugs (as in the OP's case) aside, we should probably count our blessings.
  15. Ranger1

    Raptor Pounce. Really bad design.

    I would call it closer to between 5 and 10 seconds in actuality... it just seems longer when you're pinned and helpless. If the OP is being pinned indefinitely then other issues are afoot.
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