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carbonark

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  1. gamma is absolutely soloable on official, you just have be prepared to lose most of the tames you bring in, and have a well suited character build + proper gear. You'll want good high dura flak, the highest damage pump shotty you can craft and a decent tek rifle. Pump movement speed and hp, then just enough weight to carry all your gear. Have focal chili, enduro stew, laz chowder and cactus broth on hand to provide their relevant buffs, and try to keep everything aggroed to your tames while you run around collecting keys. It's also worth trying to set up groups of rexes to follow each other to try and help spread out your army, while also avoiding any single tame getting separated on their own. Once you're attacking rockwell, use both the shotty and tek rifle to get as much damage as possible as quickly as you can. Start with the pump shotgun and switch to the tek rifle instead of reloading once the mag empties. You need close to top stat rexes and very high end gear for it but it is doable
  2. Happy to help, to be fair racers tend to only find use towards the endgame side of ark content so it's easy to understand how you could miss it. That and the fact that people intentionally try to keep some of that quiet when it comes to certain builds since it's technically illegal to use some of those types of builds and if people don't know about it exploiters can get away with it longer.
  3. The reason the paracer structure limit is so low is because of how good they are in pvp, people already have builds that basically block most incoming damage as it is. With a higher structure limit you'll be seeing much worse builds. Keep in mind that in pvp you aren't talking about tamed paracers, but bred up lines with 100k+ hp that can soak for days with no risk to the rider who can be safely tucked away in a metal box up top. Giving them the ability to break turrets and metal structures would be one of the worst possible balance changes you could make. You said you wanted them to be "siege brontos" and that's essentially what they are in pvp clusters. That being said the only thing I want from TLC 4 is breedable rock drakes.
  4. Tropeo is by far the easiest way to steal eggs if you have one or can go tame one. Plenty of weight capacity, flies forever with a few points invested into stam, and nothing out there can even attempt to keep up with it. Find yourself in a tight spot and all you need to do is tap c and you backflip across the map miles away from any danger.
  5. Yes, 100%. All you need to do is hunt down a few drops in both areas and you'll quickly see the difference The Chalk Hills zone is the only area with guaranteed scorched drops, moving into the redwoods or north of the lake drops will have different loot tables. The best way to test that I've found is by checking red drops, as these are fairly obvious when using a scorched loot table as they all virtually have the same set of loot in that case
  6. If you're farming for saddles avoid the drops in the chalk hills zone and focus on the northern and redwoods area drops. Drops in the snow area and redwoods have different loot tables and are more likely to have saddles and saddle bps
  7. Did you try joining the server? Seeing day 1 on the server list doesn’t mean anything was wiped
  8. The answer is a bit complicated, as there are a lot of factors involved. To some extent your experience may be in part to the server you spend most of your time on, some servers are more stable than others. Generally paid DLC maps (Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, Genesis) tend to be a bit more stable but, again a certain server could just be in bad shape regardless of the map. Keep in mind that at each server save, which happens about every 15 minutes (this is the same as the timer on transferring or uploading), there will be lag spikes which will can be much longer if there's a lot built up on the server. There is also the winter event going on, and any event will usually take a toll on official servers. Between more people active and especially if there's a lot of breeding/raising going on. The disconnects do happen occasionally, but since the mega boosted rates for the charity event and TLC patch they seem to be much more frequent on pretty much all official servers. There could be a bug causing it, but honestly no players would really know whats going on with it. Finally as you're on pvp, it's worth noting that there are... reasons... why some players or tribes may want to purposely induce lag/crashes. I'll leave it at that
  9. I guess that depends on your play style if you’re playing boosted unofficials then it’s hard to give specific advice. Keep in mind if you’re using an argy you can carry significantly more wood per run with a drill since it reduces each stack to 12.5 weight compared to the argy’s 50% reduction per stack. But if you have a system that already works then I don’t really know what to tell you
  10. The chainsaw is meant to be more effective at resource gathering, you’ll get more resources the better your chainsaw is. The mining drill isn’t meant to gather more resources but to let you collect more resources more quickly and carry much more per trip. You may only get a fraction of the resources that a chainsaw or even a good pick/hatchet would but when you can clear an entire area in a fraction of the time you don’t need to be min-maxing your efficiency. Try using both in combination, chainsaw to gather and drill to reduce weight and you’ll see better results.
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