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  1. If you walk into the woods and yell "Hi bear!", does the bear stand up and roar back?

    If you hide your base well and don't talk in global, most of the server won't even know you exist until the day you take their stuff.

  2. Of my 4 main strategies for defense, only one is based around game mechanics. 

    It's like thinking that your car's safety features mean it's OK to get wasted and drive 100 mph on the wrong side of the road.  Don't do those 3 things, and chances are you'll be fine.

  3. 1 hour ago, LE4SoDeadly said:

    Was thinking about this my self recently currently the ark meta is solely aimed at the 10% who never log off. But no game should cater for such small numbers.

    There’s not a base on this game that carnt be offlined in hours and if you don’t believe just go to any of the big tribes  On any server and ask them about there offline window ...it will Be zero.


    A turret tower with 100 turrets on capped should be next to unshakable ....that’s endgame. But on this game you need five four racer and a tek tapey to destroy what is the Maxium achievable offline defence in minutes.

    People aren't getting crushed by game mechanics.  They're getting crushed by people.

    In pretty much every endeavor throughout the history of man, the person who's willing to work harder, sleep less, spend more, sacrifice more, learn more and bring more manpower will usually come out on top. You can change the rules of the game all you want, those folks will adjust their strategy and continue kicking the crap out of everyone.

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  4. 8 hours ago, Joebl0w13 said:

    Or you just intend on irritating people. Which seems to be the growing consensus. 

    lol "growing consensus", huh?  You got a poll goin' somewhere?

    If my intent was to irritate people, Joe here would have me banned in an hour.  If folks can stifle their indignity long enough to make it past a little sarcasm, they'll see I'm usually trying to help by sharing some insight into how business works with those who don't yet have that experience, or to point out that the problem in question is a relatively easily avoided one.



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  5. 3 hours ago, Spiral3 said:

    The person constantly telling everyone how they have no problems because they play on the only platform with mods is accusing others of being entitled.  That's raptoring rich.

    Let's be accurate here.  When I'm reporting "no problems here", it's generally regarding complaints about the lack of support on official servers. In which case, it's an accurate statement.  I never said I didn't have the problem with hatchlings starving.  I've had it happen many times.  The first time, I researched the issue and learned why it happens. The second, third and fourth time, I groaned and blamed myself because I know better. 

    What I didn't do is hop on the forums and cry about how WC isn't giving me my money's worth for a toy that's cost me about $0.006 per hour so far.

  6. 2 hours ago, Fukushu said:

    SMP, you play on private pvp, where admins and community made mods fix your issues and you always come back to denounce everyone making solid complaints about a game which is 4+ years old, had multiple addons each worth 20-30$, while the base game still costs 50$ on steam without any addons. 

    I hope that everyone realizes that you are just a major troll on this forum and that your opinions on official server matters shouldn't be taken serious by anyone on here.

    If my comments irritate you, perhaps it's because they hit a little too close to home?  I'm assuming you have a similar mindset to the entitled and inexperienced players I'm unabashedly vocal in my criticisms towards.

    Never been a fan of trolling, burns too much gas.  I'm more of a bait soaker, myself.

  7. 1 hour ago, Fukushu said:

    @BertNoobiansI don't think that the broken stuff will or can ever be fixed. They probably have no clue what the issue is or don't have a solution. It also could be that a solution would require too much investment.

    Completely unacceptable.  People have funneled $30 and thousands of hours of their life into building jerboa plantations, Wildcard should stop caring whether or not they can pay their bills and start providing the perfect experience we're all entitled to.

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  8. When I want a new server, I use arkservers.net.  I search by keyword "wiped" cause I usually like to get in right after a restart (unless I'm in the mood to immediately start messing with established tribes). Then I sort the search results by population to make sure there will be plenty of people to "borrow" stuff from.  Then I just look for the taming rates and map I like. 

    Using this method, I haven't had any trouble finding acceptable servers to play on.  There's always something I don't like, a bad food/water setting, ORP enabled, a little more lag, etc. but I don't expect to find a perfect one anyway.

  9. 4 hours ago, covenantgrunt said:

    And with OP god dino linea gone all tribes would be on fair and even footing.

    Get rid of breeding and all dinos but parasaurs, and there's going to be that tribe that tames more high-level parasaurs than every one else. 

    Make all parasaurs the same level and cap their numbers, there's going to be that tribe who respecs crafting and makes better saddles.

    Get rid of high-quality saddles and there's going to be that tribe who brings more players.

    Cap tribe size, and there's going to be that tribe who treats Ark like war instead of a game and shows no mercy.

    Give everyone the same dinos, the same saddles, the same point of view, and then we'll all be on equal footing (as we leave the game en masse).

  10. Another good solution is to just grind gunpowder for a day and buy a quetzal.  If anyone on your server is breeding them you'll probably get a much better bird anyway.  Plus, most tribes/players don't need much more than 1-2 quetzs, good chance they have extras.

  11. 4 hours ago, Zapha said:

    Once I tried it with grappling at a Argentarius. That works with all flying mounts but you can only do some shots until you have to use a parachute the get back on the Argy and then get back over the Quetzal. But I was not able to hit it often enough. Maybe doable by this way but damn hard.

    Might take some practice, but once I figured out the solo grappling hook/argy method, quetz became one of the simplest tames.  Considering no other dinos will mess with you that high in the air (unless you're taming over the wyvern trench or something), you really only need to worry about where the quetz is going to land and what else is down there.

  12. 9 hours ago, JustAnotherBeachNoob said:

    Single player is really nice. You can turn up the harvest/taming/XP rates and get things done quicker. The best part is, when you log off, the game stops no more worrying about coming back to a destroyed based.

    I'd estimate the value of the stuff I've been given by other players vs. the stuff I've had destroyed is about 100 to 1. Everyone loves to gripe about the "toxic community", but most players I've encountered are actually pretty generous with advice and stuff.

  13. How about the map just gets divided up into areas, each PvE player gets one area and no one else can even enter that space?

    How about letting PvE players just place metal nodes or drops in their own bases so they don't have to go anywhere dangerous?

    How about every PvE player gets their own personal GM to follow them around and take care of every problem for them?

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  14. Posing as a foreign player is a great strategy, especially when you're incognito on your home server. Folks are so wound up about the chinese and block names, they never suspect the English-speaker from down the road is actually the one who smashed their base and took all their loot.

    Thumbs up to this thread for making that a little easier.

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