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  1. I didn't say 24 hours. I said the wiki says 24 hours. I know the spawn rates because I monitor them with Larkator. I have no idea what the code says about how soon before another one spawns. Anecdotally, I'd say I've seen them spawn sooner. I also will say I was wrong about Ragnarok as I recently saw 2 on my server, so clearly more than one can spawn. Then again, sometimes this game just does dumb things. In 2700 hours on official, and another 2000 hours in SP, I can tell you the location of every possible Rock Drake nest on the west side trench by the bridge, but on 2 occasions,
  2. Ok, so I'm bumping this because I finally figured out that there are log files with the exact error messages: [2021.06.09-15.28.23:718][ 0]Log file open, 06/09/21 11:28:23 [2021.06.09-15.28.23:719][ 0]LogMemory: Platform Memory Stats for WindowsServer [2021.06.09-15.28.23:719][ 0]LogMemory: Process Physical Memory: 63.92 MB used, 63.92 MB peak [2021.06.09-15.28.23:719][ 0]LogMemory: Process Virtual Memory: 50.74 MB used, 50.87 MB peak [2021.06.09-15.28.23:720][ 0]LogMemory: Physical Memory: 3692.92 MB used, 16366.64 MB total [2021.06.09-15.28.23:720][ 0]LogMemory: Virtual Memory
  3. I don't understand breeding for colors unless you're looking for a color that WC just won't put in an event like Purple. I'd rather wait a whole year to get an event dino than randomly hope to get the color you want to pop up. There's nothing fun about breeding to me. It's sitting around your base doing nothing. It's necessary, but not fun. Just another grind in this grindy game. I wouldn't bother breeding anything under 40 points in a stat, but that's just me. I actually try to get above 45 if I can help it. 50 isn't the "best" you can find, it's just that it's super rare, s
  4. If you have to use a quetz to get honey, you're working way too hard. I've never been able to wrap my head around people who go out hunting for wild honey. (unless you're PVP, then I'm not going to claim to know how that works) Taming a bee isn't hard. Get a big dinosaur, Rex, Rock Drake, Reaper (Gigas are a bit tall for it). Bite the hive until it turns dark. When it turns dark, there's one more hit until it breaks. Make sure your Dino is on passive, wear ghillie, and use bug repellant. Carry a sword. When the hive breaks, the queen pops out. Give her a simple kibble or a r
  5. And I've never seen a moderator representing a game company who goes out of his way to try to troll everyone on the board instead of being actually helpful, but here we are. I know you're not dumb enough to think I actually bought the game to complain about it.
  6. Yeah and when I played official, I tamed one on Dead/Carno Island, cryo'ed it there, and immediately uncryo'ed it in my base and a few days later someone found one in Redwood. <shrug>
  7. Including a multitude of crashes that people have been posting on every forum that have /Gen2DLC/ in the error path, whether you bought Genesis 2 or not. I'm getting crashes from a DLC I don't own.
  8. No, I'm just talking out my butt, I didn't actually read anything. Seriously? Yes, I read the story. I actually got the Perfect Explorer achievement. I couldn't get it 100% legitimately because this game is a broken mess and so I couldn't get the boss dossiers and now they want you to get Genesis Explorer notes apparently, which you can't do if you don't buy Genesis, but I did actually go out and legitimately find all the ones from the Island, SE, Aberration, and Extinction, which is more than most people do. As you said, it's all over the place. The explorer notes were ex
  9. That's exactly why I never gave them money for Genesis, and won't be buying Ark 2. I did my part. You do yours.
  10. This is the first I've heard of you getting 10 extra levels for collecting all explorer notes. Considering the Boss Dossiers were broken for a number of years, that's kinda ironic if true.
  11. It's the Halo effect. So many people think because they enjoy the game that the Devs are infallible or "doing their best." It's like celebrity worship culture or brand identity. They become so obsessed with the product or idea that it becomes part of their identity. That's why the bugs are never going to get fixed and Ark 2 will be no different. People keep giving them money for broken products. It's not just Wildcard either. It's the whole industry. The idea is "I had fun" so its worth my money. That's fine, but don't expect a better product if they can sell you crap in
  12. It depends entirely on what map you're playing on. They don't always instantly respawn when one disappears either. Island has 1 at a time, so does Ragnarok, but they're WAY easier to find on Ragnarok because they pretty much always spawn in the Highlands. SE, Ab, and Extinction don't have them. The Center doesn't have them. Valguero spawns 3 at a time, and Crystal Isles spawns 4. And contrary to the bad information out there, they do NOT share spawns with regular Equus, so killing off Equus does not make them spawn faster: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Unicorn There als
  13. You say that, but there are loads of threads about people losing their stuff in the obelisks, especially dinosaurs. The fact is, the system is terrible and broken. The very concept of the Arks was genius. It allowed them to use pretty much any genre they wanted. Travel to this Ark, it can be fantasy. Travel to this Ark it can be farming related, etc. etc. The idea to put each Ark on a separate server? Dumb. Extremely dumb. The entire world should be linked together. There would be less bases, no transfer loses, and PVP would be an entirely different animal when people
  14. Yeah, but my main point was two things. First, you see a lot of people doing this that don't need to. I'm fairly certain they don't understand breeding and they think they're going to get mutations faster by mating with a level 7. There's SOOOOO much bad information out there regarding breeding. Syntax's mutation guide is actually linked on the wiki and this is a guy who thought a torpor mutation was a thing. Second, you really have to be honest on what kind of returns you're going to get. If you're pushing max level you've already got an incredible dinosaur and to go any fur
  15. I agree with this. I was arguing with a guy that was a friend of a friend I let join my private server about how I thought Broodmother was actually tougher than Dragon and he was talking about how easy Broodmother was because you can just take Megatheriums and how dragon was super easy with Theriz. If you ever had to do your own breeding lines from scratch, you'd know how hard it is to find Megatheriums and Therizinos with good stats because they spawn less than 30 to a map and only about 3 or 4 of them will be above level 100. The Island actually has the most Theriz spawns and the Is
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