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  1. I always find this one of the most interesting posts to read. What did you do on *ARK* today? I for one tamed a few scorpions, filled my troughs full of berries and meat and then decided to look into the possibility of taming a high lvl bear ready for a cave run (would be my first run so it may not go well). I also put a Ballista on the back of a one of Dinos so that might be a laugh to go on later. Other than that, Ill be hopping on later with some friends and will put a few hrs into just socialising and doing a few little chores.
  2. So, I wasn't actually around when the incident occurred, so I am just looking for opinion but not looking to 'hunt/abuse' said player. We have a fairly large base on a PvE (new) server and whilst moving some resources from one building to another, a player decides to run into the building (via an open door, yes I know what you will say, so don't bother being a pedant) and he takes the Giga egg which is housed in our air con room. The room at that time wasn't closed off (it is now). off he goes, a very happy chappy. So, what do you make of this behaviour, right or wrong? I believe my tribe mates attempted to ask for it back and that the culprit had been seen and caught in the act but he denied all knowledge, but still... my question to you is, is this right or wrong and would you do it yourselves? I mean, lets be honest, I could never be arsed to tame on myself. Also, would you admit to it if you were caught doing it? I'd love to hear your feelings on this.
  3. Same here, Ive updated to 271.1 but no servers are showing in my server list. I've validated my Steam files but no luck!
  4. So what did you do in ARK today?

    I did log in last night after I heard that we had had a Giga egg stolen from our air con room. I was suprised by it but not overly so just went on a cave run and hit up a few beacons. I was quite tired but spent 30 mins, killing some Rex's and anything I could see and then... a pack of Allos! Now, I mustn't say this too loud or my tribe master will give me a grilling on TS this weekend but I didnt have my spyglass on me so couldnt see the levels but the Alpha had taken no damage from the Stego and 3 Brontos they were assaulting. Anyway, I saw an opportunity for some good xp for my bear and for a few nice trophies... Bang! The Alpha was harder than I expected and then it dawned on me, do i run adn leave it, and come back with a glass? By now the Allo was bloody so wouldnt survive any further carnage from anything so I kept on plugging away. 'Your Bear killed a level 150 Allosaurus' - D'oh! I know we dont see them often and I know my Tribe Master really wanted one (we had a nice one on our old server). Ill keep that to myself me thinks
  5. Legacy Server Looting Epidemic?

    We had a nice base on our legacy PvE server, some lovely dino's with lovely mutations but our tribe took the decision to move on. I still have the server on my favourites list but it constantly sat 1/70 so I am guessing a lot of people have moved on too. If that 1 person is collecting the lot on that server, fair play, let them have fun. I don't know if this is the case - people say the legacy will be deleted soon - but will it really, or is it that it wont receive support as there is clearly a difference here. Anyway, back to your main point, if you leave your base then people will take advantage... and that reminds me, I need to make a topic on here that is similar to a certain extent.
  6. So what did you do in ARK today?

    It was a good weekend, there are 5 of us now in the tribe and we are splitting our efforts; One guy is building up and SE base and taming Jerboas etc and he occassionally pops back and works on our (inbuild)swamp/snow base. 2 others are actively taming and imprinting on Rex's and anything else that they come across - think their goal this week is for a nice Giga but we can wait and see the outcome of that. My tribeleader is currently offline due to Irma but he got on for a while over the weekend whilst he stayed with the in-laws. He is our builder and we completed our Industrial forge this weekend to go with the industrial cooker. We have placed a number of metal walls and floors to see what it looks like with out metal framed windows - the base is coming along quite nicely. Me, well... I'm the resource guy, I get the metal, wood and stone and anything else we require. I also hatched a pair of twin argies at 230 (imprinted them to 74%) even though the first 50% maturation took 15hrs, the second 50% was done in 9hrs - can anyone explain why that would be? I lost out on an imprint due to that. Nevertheless, they came out with 4k hp, 800 weight and 400+ melee. Not bad really. Completed 2 caves on the new server now and donning the artefacts of the Cunning and Immune. It wont be long until we get back to the South Ice Cave and get the Skylord one which we also got on our legacy server. So it was quite a progressive weekend as it goes but we wont progress much this week as I am too busy so ill keep the food topped up and that is about it. Hoping for another 2x next weekend.
  7. Most Creative Dino Names

    Named one of our Argies 'Air Force Once' once... cant remember why. Weve had a lot of random names but I like my new Otter's name - Tails!
  8. So what did you do in ARK today?

    Sorry to hear your pain Aushegun. I don't trust myself to be focused when out and about killing so I always use a set of weapons/tools a level down from my best - I know that I will lose them otherwise I hope your luck improves... as I hope mine does with my beacon drop loot hunting tonight
  9. Whats the point?

    Exactly, and 'fun' is different to everyone. For me, I like finding new BP's from loot beacons or cave drops. I also like the challenge in getting mutations from my breeding. I have fun, it might not be fun for everyone, and if it isnt fun, do what we all do when we get bored with a game - go play another and maybe try it again in a few months time.
  10. So what did you do in ARK today?

    Last night was one of those evenings where I wasn’t planning on much – but oh how that changed when the wife at the moment said ’I’m actually off out tonight’. I still wasn’t overly motivated to do much since my tribe mates are still AFK after Irma but this is what I ended up doing… We have moved up to the cliff base now, most dinos are sitting on the ground floor and flyers are for now on tier two – tier 3 has yet to be unveiled. I was getting rather frustrated with the storage in the base even with 14 Large storage shelves (how can they only contain 45 items!!). So, as everyone had just dropped items here there and everywhere – my OCD had got to a point where I myself was having colour mutations. 2hrs! That is what it took for me to sort all Saddle BP’s, Armour BP’s, Building BP’s, All crafted items and Resources (like Crystal, Stone, Metal, Wood etc). Now, I am used to prim+ and my first thought was safes as these are fairly small, and don’t take up too much space. I smash out 3 new safes and go to place one – Oh, my! These things don’t fit particularly in situ with anything – hideous! But for 150 storage, I take the pain and place 3 in a row against the back wall. At least most things are now easily accessible… don’t get me wrong, there are still another 9 storage cupboards to replace but these can be placed on tier 2 – out of the way J During this time, 2 tribe mates had logged on and started raising the new born rex and bear – they were on a 24hr mission to try and imprint to a decent lvl – this isn’t even 2x taming but they wanted to – crazy I know! I did venture out for a few gold drops and 1 cave run but nothing decent had dropped but all in all, I do feel better about our storage situation. Tonight will be similar I feel but possibly I will harvest more resources. Oh, and the Otters… I checked our 3 Otters and was thinking that I could start my breeding programme – but they are all female L Oh well, maybe tomorrow!
  11. This is the part which I find most useful. So in essence, getting an extra 50 points in a certain stat post tame is a fairly good possibility with wild tame dinos? Im happier using Dodorex rather than downloading tools so thanks for this insight
  12. Ok, so we know that in the wild, 150 is the max and that all dino's have base stats. Now, not taking into consideration any mutations, where can I find what the max for a dino's HP or Stam stat could be? For example, Im going to start a Pterandon line on my new server (got quite far with my last breeding in my legacy server but decided to start again). Ive found a 150 male with 480 stam... theoretically, could there be a Ptera in the wild at 150 which has all points in Stam like 800 stam and literally hardly any points in the other stats. The reason I am asking is that I have my good set of birds for breedding, HP, Stam and Melee. Realistically, I don't want to keep taming more birds if I have 0.5% chance of finding a bird with more than my 480 Stam. I am happy just to ineterbreed between the three, trying for mutations over and over again. Current stats on my birds (tamed at 145 or 150) HP - One has 1400 HP (Average I believe) Stam - One has 480 (High I believe) Melee - One has 326 (High I believe) Does my question make sense? Also, I use Dodorex, but wanted to work out at which number, I stop looking for Pteras in the wild because I have already got a tamed one that is pretty much the highest a wild Ptera can get. Thanks for reading, and hopefully I'll get to thank you for helpful responses too.
  13. So what did you do in ARK today?

    Congratulations. I never seem to fininsh a server, always distract myself by starting a new server and I end up progressing to about the 3rd cave and we start something else... one day I will get there
  14. "Easy" Spawn areas

    I started a SP game recently whilst waiting for the new server, I started on the island on an easy section of beach. Literally got to lvl 3 and a 145 Rex walked on by and proceeded to eat me. You learn just to keep on trying and levelling up - once you hit lvl 10 (which doesnt take long) you will have enough HP to survive in that area. You will die a few times but persevere. Get a hut up behind some rocks, dont venture too far, make spears, picks and axes and just lvl up. It becomes easier
  15. Ok, thanks for that. Ill have a look at ARK Smart breeder - shame its not a google play store app, as I would have liked to have spent a bit of time here at work figuring it out but nevermind, Ill wait until later. At least this post has given me some rough numbers to aim for, which I am happy with. My only other breeding lines I ever create are bears - so I will look for a similar approach (what numbers to aim for). Thanks again
  16. Ok, so do you increase its lvl from whatever you tamed it from and what it came out as i.e. from 145 up to 211 in the calculator? Do you then add 50 points to a stat and work that out as a stat you are happy to work with? Im not sure where this 50 points comes from.
  17. So what did you do in ARK today?

    Yes, I was ecstatic after logging on and finding him sitting there last night. I will be attempting some breeding this weekend as we have 3 now - none overly high lvl but just hoping for a few colour changes - an Albino one would be lovely. As for last night, I logged on after a long and tiring day so didnt have the motivation to do much. I went out on my bird and collected a few gold drops but wasnt getting anything overly nice. I then saw a blue drop with a gold ring that had been sitting near the base for a while so I thought I'd get it before logging off - wasnt expecting much and got some MC Ghillie Gloves and a Apprentice Fur Chest piece. This gave me a little motivation so I popped in the local cave (Artifact of the Cunning) and opened two containers - only got a journeyman sickle and a Journeyman Phioma Saddle. I then decided to massacre every living thing on my bear as I returned to base - feeling quite satisfied that my bear continues to cheer me up. I then dropped off my food into troughs, items in the containers - made sure everything was locked up, and logged off for the night. Nothing too amazing
  18. Bear traps

    Yes, we laid some traps outside a cave for some bears but never got a bear spawn with a reasonable level - our traps are still there are 3 days so you should be fine using them for a little defence.
  19. So what did you do in ARK today?

    Otters!! Colour mutated Otters! This leads nicely on what did I get up to on ARK today... I had for three days attempted to get me an Otter - my tribe mate had one and I was 'honestly' jealous. So I logged in last night and there before my eyes was a 125 Otter with my player char name on it!! I love my tribe mates. ALl in all, we had a good weekend with the 2x event. Our PVE server Official on Center has so far been fairly friendly, no real slagging matches so to speak but possibly not as nice as our legacy server was - it may just need some time for the real players to stand out. We now have 4 bases up and running. Our cliff base has started really well, mid jungles east coast and its got the fabricator, power gen, air con and industrial cooker etc. We have our starter pen down by the river but most of that is now just resource dinos as we moved everything up to what will be the main area on the cliff. I then last night (along with my new otter friend - called Tails) noticed a rather large pen (only two walls high currently) just round from the cliff where there is an open section between all the trees - I am guessing its going to be a place for Rex's, Spino's and Allo's but I could be wrong as I thought that was going to be down by the river front. We have also built an outpost in between the swamps and the snow biome so we can tame some different dinos without too much interference. There were a number of tames over the weekend, and with 6 of working tirelessly, we pretty much had all the resource gathering dinos we needed, and enough pairings of dinos for egg laying that we wanted i.e Stego's for Argies, and Scorpions for Rex's. Due to Hurricane Irma, Ive not spoken to the tribe leader for 17hrs now but Im fairly sure he will be ok - it will be nice to work out what the big pen is for... hopfeully find out tonight if he gets back online. Now my priority is to breed some Otters - they are the cutest thing since the ickle Rex I bred last month on my legacy server.
  20. Otters in The Center?

    Jungles mid on the eastern side. There is a river mouth here which looks out towards Blue Obelisk island. Around this inlet, the islands nearby and the beaches there, I have spotted in excess of 10. My tribe mate has one, but we have accidentally killed one when attacking an Alpha Megalodon from the shore and the Otter aggro'd (never understood why it aggro'd). Anyway, I've seen them on the beach, in the water and under that archway too. Good luck!
  21. Well, if there are no other metal veins nearby then it would make it hard for players in the local vacinity to get any. I would refrain from blocking these minerals/resources off, but that is just me. I don't believe there are any rules specifically, but if you weren't allowed to build there, it would be red when placing the foundation. In general though, it is frowned upon and you may upset players if you do this. Also, by building too close to metal veins with foundations - this can stop the metal from spawning. If your new cave doesnt have minerals, I would just leave a small access route so players can still access it but feel free to put up your behemoth gate for your own access and protection.
  22. Drop etiquette on PVE servers

    This is a very good question and recently I found myself in an awkward position where the section around the drop hadnt rendered correctly so I landed in the dark aware of those nasty Troodons, and grabbed the loot just as I landed. Literally milliseconds later a player had rendered waiting to open to loot crate. I apologised profusely and offered them the bp I had got (cant remember what it was now). What I generally do is this (when I'm not the first there): 1. Fly away to show I have no intention of taking the drop 2. Keep a distance so if they get attacked I can help out - this happened once on a Red drop, where a Troodon knocked a guy out running back to his Tap. I came in, killed the Troodon and protected him until he woke back up. I could have waited for the troodon to kill him, kill it and take the loot - but that isnt me. 3. I sometimes ask if the bp is a duplicate, would they mind letting me know what it is - in case I'd like to trade. My point is... if you are there first, its that persons loot - that's my opinion anyway.
  23. So what did you do in ARK today?

    Well, I decided that my SE based was now a legacy server so after my 1 night of enjoying the challenge, I've not been back since. I have also not been on my Prim+ server which is slightly disheartening too as that is now legacy. I have since started a new official (standard ARK) PvE server with three new tribemates so its no longer just Paint and I. I know its boring but we have again started on the Center and have pillared off the same spot we had on our Prim+ base. We like our cliff base and have decided to go again Weve now 5 Pteras all 145/150s and also a pair of Raptors for the easy cave nearby. At first we built on the shore, steadied up our base whilst just putting the foundations around the cliff ready to build. Within a few days, we have our fabricator built, most of us are lvl 60 and are now looking at designs and ideas for pens. Its been busy but I think for the next few days I will probably have a little time out and come back at the weekend hoping for an event to help progress.
  24. OK, I have read the forums today and all I see are whining little kids. Seriously, have a think about it. Yes, the game has gone 'live' but surely you had thought that there would be issues with the new servers. Its like Black Friday - where everyone at once is trying to get through shop doors to be the first ones to the 60" Flat screen TVs. WC are a reactive company, they make changes, additions and announcements and then react to what we, the community say. Its how it is, and has been for 2 years - have none of you learnt? There will be a mass of players and new players wanting to get on a new 'supported' server and get their 'prime' location. On PvP - those bases on prime locations can be taken from you by Alpha's at any time so don't worry too much about it today, just wait and be patient. You'll build your base later and more than likely lose it anyway. PvE - yes, there will be pillars bloody everywhere but people will leave the server if they dont like the other players and those locations will be available at some stage. Be patient. Lets be more logical here, more servers will be made available once it is recognised how many active players there are looking for official servers. If people seriously expected 5000 new servers so you could all get a great pitch with no competition then you lacked any common sense. Just log in to your usual server, then try again every 30 mins or so. If you get lucky, get your pillars down quickly and then relax and play the game. For me, I wont spam myself to 50 within the first hrs play, Ill hopefully get on Ragnorok and hopefully have a little fun learning the lie of the land - jees, I may not even like the bloody map. What I do know is that Ill be patient as I know there is a server out there with a decent set of people who I will enjoy playing with/against but Im not going to panic about it like a child with my first spot/zit. Let WC get on with their jobs and wait it out... and remember, it's only a game - it's not real, or life or death. Good luck all, lets hope for a truly fun experience with new servers, and possibly new players.
  25. So what did you do in ARK today?

    I needed a little break from my normal prim+ game so I installed SE, and started on an official server to see what all the fuss was about. My tribe mate had already made a start with a small base and a lvl 20 Kapro. I heard it was hard, logged in and the first thing I see were claws and my death - I hadnt even moved. I laughed, tried again and managed to survive possibly 3 minutes until I was chased by a Rex. I managed to get away only to be killed by a Vulture. My next two deaths were more a run and see event but then I finally found my tribe mate - he invited me to his tribe and we started the slow progress of exploration. We tamed a lvl 20 sabre, tried to investigate some mountains, got turned back by sabres and carnos. Then came the vulture issue - it killed me again and as my tribe mate attempted to save my sabre - the sabre died I spawned in, spotted a 145 Raptor and got it tamed at 207 I think on just meat. She will be my forever faithful friend now - I go tamely around the mountain side running from most things I see but I did manage to get somce crystal and obsidian to start building some more important items. SE is so much harder, but a challenge I was possibly in need of.