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  1. You get this error if you attempt to place a dino on a map, or in an area, where it is specifically disallowed. Such as a Mek (Or any flyer) on Aberration, which is likely what happened in this specific instance.
  2. I haven't PvP'd since the latest patch, so I don't know, exactly, if the Giga nerf is in yet. If it is, then I would put both in S tier somewhere, but if it's not, the Giga needs to be above the Rex, as it's literally an almost completely superior dino in almost all regards. Titanos are good for their demo potential, but I'll be honest, it just seems like mentioning that they will be vastly harder to tame once the tek tape nerf goes through, and its rank should reflect it. For most tribes, if you are taming a Titano, it's better to just shoot the cannonballs at the enemy base. The problem with Rock Elementals is that, while it is the only one that can break stone, it doesn't justify that high of a ranking due to the ease of accessibility to explosives and the existence of a Cannon. S Tier should be reserved for dinos that are the best in their respective categories, and those categories (IMO) should be fairly applicable. Rock Elementals are extremely niche, and seeing some dinos (Such as Stego) not getting to S tier, it's hard to justify putting a third tier tank there for its niche ability to damage stone. The problem with Doeds is that they only ball up at 10%? of their life remaining, and while it does get a 90% reduction at that point, it's worth pointing out that Pachy Rhinos and Trikes both have (85?%) damage reduction on their heads, and they can block riders from being shot. While the doed is a *decent* tank, if the only reason it is their is its tanking ability, it needs to be brought down a bit. It's also worth noting their counter synergy with the major player in tanking, Sweet Cakes and HP Regen, as they unball as soon as they get above 10% life from the cakes, and thus burn through them faster then a turtle/trike/stego. For the Therizino, I'd place it above the Rex, but where those two should go is debatable due to the current set of nerfs set to go live for the Giga. If the nerfs for the Giga make it unusable in PvP, the relative power of the Rex/Theri skyrocket. However if Gigas remain a staple in raids, they will outclass the Rex/Theri to a fairly meaningful degree. Sweet Cakes are a major factor in determining the relative value of Theri vs Rex, and it means a lot. As for Chargelights, it depends. A lot. They aren't useful in a lot of PvP, as most PvP is fairly heads up, but for hunting down people, Chargelight pets are extremely useful, and underrated. Personally, I never fly around without one, as the utility they have from the light, to the enemy player detection, is far and above what any other shoulder pet provides. I'd personally rank them a solid B+ to A, but people might disagree with me there. They are certainly far more useful then an F- though.
  3. Ok. S+ Tier:No mention of Paracer or Giga in the S+ tier, despite the fact that those two dinos, alone, are more vital to any major raid then literally any of the dinos you have in the S+ tier. Rexes are only used in Raids when Gigas can't be. Gigas are, in the vast majority of PvP (Until the upcoming nerfs) superior in every way. S Tier: Mention Tapejaras here due to the fact that the only reason Titanos are really relevant are due to their ease of taming due to tek tape. Without them, Titanos are not worth the time and effort in the vast vast majority of PvP. Rock Elementals are borderline useless in any case as a Paracer and/or Tuso is going to be better in any non-iso SE server, for ranged damage, Wyverns and Basilisks are better (And in SE only, Morello and Paracers are still better tanking dinos). S-: I have literally, in over 11k hours of PvP, seen someone use a Pheonix in any form of non-lul troll PvP. Stego should probably go up to S Tier, as they are better tanks then Paracers, but suffer from picking. Also much better tanks then Rock Elemental. Would consider upping Tuso to S tier, by far the strongest dino in the game (Yes, it beats Gigas). A+ Tier: Mention the fact that Kentros are perhaps the only reliable way to enrage a Giga in a fair combat situation. Remove Doed, it's a PvE dino outclassed in tanking ability by no less then a dozen dinos. A Tier: Arthro is useless as it can't hit anything moving more then half a foot a minute. Karkinos needs to be in the S tier, as it is the best PvP tame on Aberration iso, and a solid tame outside of it for fights due to its ability to pick riders off anything in Aberration. Mention the Reapers ability to ground fliers. A- Tier: Therizino deserves to be far higher on this list, as it is competitive, if not straight superior to the Rex for the majority of PvP content. B Tier: Baryonyx needs to have its rank upped. At least A, if not S tier. It is the strongest, in practice, water mount in the game in 1v1 encounters due to its ability to permanently stunlock and dismount other water dinos. Wholly Rhino needs to be in A Tier. A very common, and effective, anti-personnel mount with easy one shot potential. Consider mentioning that Megas are A tier in Aberration Iso as they still remain the most powerful combat mount on the map with breeding and mateboost. C Tier: Consider upgrading Argentavis ranking to be slightly below Ptera. Argents are extremely effective in actual fighting situations, due to the common place use of Gigas, which can easily 2-3 shot Pteras. Argents inherently higher HP gives them more operating time, and less of a suicide tame. F- Tier: Chargelight pets are extremely powerful for dealing with griefers on a server due to their ability to give, what amounts to, a primitive tek helmet effect by detecting hostile players. Also turns Reapers, which are fairly useful and seen in PvP, into paper. Easily the best and most useful shoulder mount, so it should be ranked above those, at the very least.
  4. iAmE

    Reaper King

    A tamed Giga will do, usually, somewhere between 1.5-2x the damage of your reaper, after some levels. A good tamed Giga could push 3x. A bred, levelled and imprinted giga, could push over 5x. A tamed Giga will have slightly less eHP then your reaper, but a bred Giga, will have substantially more, and to put that in perspective, that's from Official Server stats. Not Single Player stats. Given that your reaper is, quite literally, over twice the amount of stats that any Official server reaper will have. Well, that's part of the meta. What you are, selectively, not seeing, is that the Giga is mainly brought out in defense to kill those tank dinos. Or just dinos in general. The meta of what people are doing in raids is pretty different compared to what someone would do if confronted with a reaper on open or dry ground. 55k HP in boss fights would be 73k eHP (Mateboost), and they inherently do more damage then your reaper. The reaper resist is only better in boss fights (Because most people will bring light pets if PvP is a thing. Speaking as a member of an Official PvP mega-tribe, we've already bred them for use on Aberration and have plenty of them). Reapers have better imprinting, but without the imprinting, they're strictly worse then even tamed dinos. The better imprinting only makes them competitive. Mate Boost is a 33% damage reduction and damage increase, and it makes both the Mega and the Rex do more (In the rexes case) to substantially more (In the Megas case) damage then the reaper. It also bridges the gap between reaper's resist in the dark and saddle, as that gap is only 1-3%, while mate boost gives an additional multiplicative 33%. I'm not saying reapers are bad. Just that Megas and Rexes will be better in most combat scenarios that you'd use a combat dino for, but not so much better that you overly gimp yourself using the Reaper. As for drakes. You don't want to kill the drakes. You just want to run away from them. If you kill the high level drakes, they no longer lay eggs.
  5. iAmE

    Reaper King

    That's only because you aren't paying attention The statement I made that he's contesting is that I think the reaper is in a decent place. Usable without feeling bad in every scenario, and the best in none of them. Like the Wyvern. As for the nuts and bolts of the posts, I was pointing out that the Reaper is simply inferior to standard bred (Not super bred) Rexes/Megas for most applications you'd use them for. Boss fights, the Rexes/Megas pull out ahead due to Mate Boost, Breeding and the saddle scaling. PvP it's inferior to Gigas and guns. Running Reapers, Mega's are just better. Drakes do Eggs better. I was only using the assumption that the reaper is fully imprinted (He was using single player stats, and I was comparing them to his own given rex stats, which are likely not single player stats), and Rexes always come out ahead mathematically and practically. The Reaper is a viable alternative to the Rex/Mega in most cases, but isn't better then them. Which is something I've stated before I'm happy about. Only thing I would like to see change is *maybe* an adjustment to the nameless mechanic in conjunction to the reaper. Other then that, I think it's in a good spot. Tamed Gigas hit for 480 damage base. Reaper hits for 75. A bred Giga will be hitting 4-600% melee with 480 damage base, which is well over double the amount of damage your reaper is doing per bite, with comparable HP in the light. As for Rex Saddles. Yeah. Dunno why you have such a hard problem. We have half a dozen, to a dozen blueprints ranging from Journeyman to Ascendant that can hit 120 (Armor cap). Are you looking in underwater drops, underwater cave drops and Ice Cave drops?
  6. iAmE

    Reaper King

    You don't need a light pet, but a Mega with a light pet just does it faster, as its dps is fairly significantly higher. The damage on a mega is the same, but the mega attacks faster, can be bred to have much better stats and gets mate boost. That's assuming they're ridden, Reapers might be the better choice for unridden mounts. You can use Reapers for the boss, but why would you go through the trouble when a Mega does it better? That's all I'm saying. As for Rexes vs Reapers for boss fights. You won't use reapers for it, because in boss fights, Rexes are both tankier, and do more damage thanks to the combination of breeding and mateboost (For comparison, Reapers have a base of 75 while Mate Boosted Rexes will have a base damage of ~81, and the Rex stats you gave will have an eHP roughly 10% higher then that of even your super-reaper. Manticore and Dragon are run by either Rhinos or Therizinos (I wonder if Reapers resists decrease the flame breath) normally, and any progressing tribe will be much better off using those two tames. Brood is run by bugbears. I'm not sure what people use on the Mega, but all things considering, the reaper is simply strictly worse then a decent Rex with a decent saddle as we've already established. Reapers, with their new buffs, might indeed take the cake for Aberration PvP as a "Giga"-esque role, but while the Mega is vulnerable to crabs, Reapers become basically Spinos in the light, which is a significant weakness. Couple that with Flashbangs and I really wonder if mounted dinos will ever have any bearing in a heads up fight on Aberration. If that is the case (Where mounted dinos don't get used), Reapers might come out on top as long as Megas remain bugged. As for what you will rarely see or not. You're right, you will rarely see a rex and transferred light pet. You'll see something worse, and that's a Giga, which hands down, will eat you for breakfast. Particularly if it's imprinted. Even a tamed Giga probably has no issues eating a reaper, and given that's the most common response (That or you just getting picked/sniped off the back of a fairly slow moving mount), discussing the implications of a ridden Reaper in a combat capacity is probably not fruitful. It is worth noting that, in the case of people using Quetzals, Reapers are fair deterrents, as they can ground fliers with their tail attack. Outside of that, I don't see any application for them. Which is good and bad. It's a mount that has a large impact in a closed Aberration environment, but is not hands-down the best at anything. It can be used, without hindering yourself horribly, in a variety of tasks, even if other dinos are better in that environment, but like the Wyvern, is largely inconsequential outside of that environment. Another bonus is that it's fairly balanced, the same of which can't be said about the Rock Drake, Basilisk and Giga.
  7. iAmE

    Reaper King

    Yeah. Those rexes would walk all over your Reaper with a charge pet, so my statement isn't exactly wrong. 120 Armor saddles are roughly 90% damage reduction against non-armor shredding (Giga/Bronto/Rex/Reaper?/Mega) attacks. Which would give them roughly 600k HP. Even in the dark, your eHP tops out at 750k (With more damage), but with a light, your eHP comes in under 100k. Even compared to Megas, the Reaper is weaker in the light, which is relevant to almost everything (IE no reason to farm drake eggs when a drake is easier, nor any reason to do queens with a reaper when the mega is better due to being able to use a light with it, and higher damage, easier to use a Mega in the boss fight due to use of light as well). That was kind of my point. The reaper is a solid dino, and you can use it, but for most things out there, it's just worse at any given job then an alternative. Just like the Wyvern. (I shudder to think what a good giga would be on SP, considering current gen Official PvP Gigas are knocking around 500-600% melee already)
  8. iAmE

    Reaper King

    Battle Allos can and will have 40-50k HP. It's the only stat it needs. Allo bleed doesn't ignore saddle armor, but it ignores the damage redux inherent to creatures (IE Turtles and Reaper). Even if we're talking about reducing it to 25%, the Rex has roughly 330k eHP where as your reaper would have ~94k eHP in the light due to the differences in saddles. As for in Single Player. We aren't talking about "Slightly" we're talking about you having, literally, almost as much HP as a 150+75 reaper with 45 points in HP inherent (Above average) and 50 points pumped in health with literally over triple the damage. To put it in perspective, if those rexes were equivalent "Single player" mounts, the Rexes would have like 90k HP and 3k% melee. Oh and mate boost.
  9. iAmE

    Reaper King

    My Rexes usually have around 45k HP and 9-1.1k% melee. They aren't the best breed we have, let alone that exist. The 120 armor saddle I use doesn't disappear if someone uses a light pet (Yours does, which reduces your HP to a quarter or so). It isn't max mutations. They pop at around 250-280 (We haven't 100% bred the food/oxy stats yet). Realistically, all anyone on, probably even a mutton tamed rex needs, to beat a reaper is the light pet. Which reduces your damage reduction from ~85% to 0%. Or use an Allo Pack, which would bleed you out far before you killed them. 1150% melee fully imprinted would do it, but even post-buff, you got a hell of a roll, as running a 75k +1150% melee on a fully imprinted reaper is easily a 70+ roll in both health and melee. By contrast, my 150+75+~50 Reaper King with 45 points in Health and *all* health pump and full imprinting is barely scratching 90k HP on Official PvP. He also has no where near 1150% melee.
  10. iAmE

    Reaper King

    And loses in a fight to a guy on a decent rex with a decent saddle and a light pet. The point I was making is that Reapers are similar to the Wyverns, which is that they are fairly insignificant to the majority of content because they are inferior to other options. (Also it isn't vanilla if your reaper is hitting for 1100. 1100 is almost 1.1k-1.5k% melee damage, as the base damage of a reaper is 75, training dummies are wildly inaccurate).
  11. iAmE

    Reaper King

    I *can* kill most stuff with my reaper. Thatch Dummies are wildly inaccurate so it's not even worth talking about them. However the same thing you say about reaper, is/are true of Wyverns too.
  12. iAmE

    Reaper King

    Honestly. At least they hit as hard as mutton tamed megas do now. So you don't feel *bad* about taking one out. It's only slightly worse then most of your megas, where as before it was significantly worse. They still don't stack up nearly as well in a straight up fight as a Basilisk, Rock Drake or Mega, but for anything besides getting drake eggs, killing/fighting reaper queens and PvPing, they are a valid choice. Similar to how the Wyvern loses in fights to almost any major combat dino, but you still take out because the speed makes it worth using. That being said, I still need to test the "In the dark" damage reduction bonus, because I still haven't received a reliable answer to whether or not that was changed. If it has, that could make a significant difference. Reapers already have a strong base health pool, it just lacks the armor that other dinos do, which does mean that they effectively have a quarter the health pool compared to those dinos, an increase in that resist stat could make them pretty competitive pretty fast.
  13. iAmE

    Reaper King

    It used to be strictly worse then a mutton tamed carno with a good saddle. Now, it's slightly better from what I can tell. At least it's a start. They've acknowledged that the dino is awful, but, unsurprisingly, they don't seem to know *why*.
  14. iAmE

    Reaper King

    Possibly. The kings are still on cooldown because I messed up and downloaded them burrowed (Protip, don't download burrowed dinos on foundations/ceilings, they become intangible and have to be reuploaded and downloaded back onto the ground). Took me a while to figure that one out.
  15. iAmE

    Reaper King

    Yeah. It's a start. Just wish my Reapers were still on Aberration so I could do tests. I transferred them off, literally, like two days ago because Aberration is so insecure.
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