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      Note for players regarding Ascension (please open terminal/tribute before ascending)   02/04/18

      With the latest server update on PC (v276.493), if you're going to attempt ascension, before doing so please make sure you've opened a supply crate/transmitter/obelisk/ basically anything terminal/tribute inventories. It's a temp workaround to characters being lost when ascending whilst we're investigating character issues further.


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Everything posted by Anarki

  1. thylas Devs Ruin thylas... -_-

    As of Sunday, I can confirm the Thyla can still climb up the vertical wall from the artifact in the North Ice cave. I did it as did my tribemate. Dont get me wrong, it was a pain in the ass and I kept falling back from a particular ledge but I finally made it after 5-7 mins or so of constantly pressing spacebar. Tip - take the Thyla in, drop down using a harness and zip line. I havent come across any Yetis or anything down there. Collect Artifact - use harness to get back up and then use the Thyla for the rest of the cave.
  2. 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.
  3. Good Allo Stats?

    Yes, I am referring to base rates - not imprinted. 8k is a decent hp stat for an Allo, and melee from possibly 350. I know a food of 14000 is decent too. I have bred a few Allos but havent really bred anything over 230 so far so until I get some luck I cant say for sure what other stats are decent.
  4. Solo players given raw deal

    Can you expand upon this slightly? Why are you saying this? I may agree, but would like to hear your opinion and justification.
  5. WC has taken into consideration those of us who can play in the week, those of us who can play weekends and those who can do a bit of both. They will never be able to make everyone happy but the current method seems to suit most and for that I cant complain. The 2x maturation specials are great when it happens but I dont want it every weeekend, the 2x harvesting is nice as it allows me to concentrate on other things than breeding - so I can extend the base, feed everything and then spend my time exploring, caving etc. I think the balance is fairly good considering there are many players to take into consideration. It could be worse - imagine 0.5 rates as the general and no special events. For those who want x3 and more and many special events - there are unofficials that suit. For everyone else there's official (I know I took it from the MasterCard advert!)
  6. Good Allo Stats?

    From my limited experience with Allo's (I have been looking into stats more recently) but that seems very average - it might be worth putting the stats into Dodorex or SA Companion. I have found in our set of 12 Allos that the best stats across them all are: HP 7925 Stam - 1425 Weigh 674 Melee 343 I know that the HP was high and the weight was ok, but I think my others were fairly average. I hope that helps.
  7. Colour Mutations losing value now?

    I sold a 240 lvl Blue Argy for 6k ingots recently. I cant remember how much they used to be worth but this was on an official. I dont raise colours to sell off but I prefer the non-neon mutations as they look nicer. Our rex has a tan/orange colour which is quite nice as its kinda looks natural to a certain degree. I dont know many people asking for colours recently and I am one who isnt bothered by the colour of my mount - only the level as that shows your progress in a breeding line more than a colour. Riding around on a 350+ dino for me looks a bit better than a Blue Argy - but that is just my opinion.
  8. So what did you do in ARK today?

    Finally logged on for more than 5 minutes - and played without crashing for over 3hrs. Tribemate was already raising a Rex, so i decided on a Thyla - only a 228 but better than my other one. Had eggs running the timers down to 10 second but got distracted by my daughter falling over - returned to find my 2 Boss Rex eggs hatched I knew I couldnt keep them both and typically one had the 12.1k hp and th 461 melee - attempting to keep that going as well as the Rex and Thyla - will log in, in 5hrs - hopefully to find them all alive. Have all the artifacts now - went to SE and ran the cave with a dimporph as couldnt get any other dino in there. Was in Riot/Falk gear nad 200% pump action shotgun. Tribemate and I sailed through and are now ready for manticore gamma. Tribemate and I will make a decision this week as to which boss we should attempt - got decent Rexes with a mix of 50 and 70 armour saddles - got the weapons, armour and artifacts... looking forward to trying something new on our own without going with a ally who has downed the boss over and over again. Oh, and I started my Ptera line again as I wanted to clear the mutations down - my 312 ptera now has one totally clean side and with any luck by the end of the week woll be clean on the other side too and can start breeding all over again.
  9. When is the Valentine event?

    6hrs before the event will even start the server would be capped anyway. So there is no point in having an event any longer and possibly for once, some players might be able to play and raise something as it might be quieter in the week (doubtful though). I know full well that by 6pm on a Friday, my server is capped all the way through to 6pm on a Monday.
  10. LowLevelFatalError

    What resolution are you playing at? I had this issue and have had to drop my resolution down to 1080 from 1440. Since WC updates the hardware on their servers, i can no longer play the settings I used to play on. Try lowering all your GFX settings down and try and log in - also, validate your game files
  11. So what did you do in ARK today?

    Ok, as OP, I feel I shouldnt use this as a moan thread but it is part of my experience since two weeks ago so I feel I can tell it as my 'What did I get up to today' post. 2 weeks ago, I logged in on a Saturday morning (perhaps Sunday) and played for an hr. I logged off, went out and came but to find that something had updated (possibly Windows 10, possibly ARK). I went to load ARK but Steam said I had to install it - now that really confused me. Restarted PC, went to load ARk - wasnt there. Tried accessing via the library - wasnt there. I reinstalled to another drive incase my current drive was corrupt. Game crashed constantly - couldnt even get on my official server. Hmm. Verified game cache, installed back to original drive, still crashing to desktop, lots of random never seen before errors. All week I tried various things. I play with a fairly high end PC, i7, 16gb Corsair Dominator RAM, Asus Sabretooth mark S Mobo, R9 295x2 GFX card and for over 1000 hrs have been playing at 2560x1440 at a mix of high/epic settings running at 50fps. I hadnt changed any settings, resinstalled windows drivers and tried ARK in many guises and different servers... still no lukc. Submitted a support ticket - still unanswered. Finally, a trade partner from my server popped up on Steam asking why she hadnt seen me on and I explained my issues. She told me that ARK had updated their hardware on their servers so I should lower all my settings and try that. This seemed non-logical to me, why would this upgrading the hardware of their servers cause me loading issues? I had run out of ideas so I gave it a try. Now my pc is setup for 4k and rarely do I drop down to 1440... now I was at 1080. it looked awful but I was in. It stayed stable... but it was ugly. So I have researched that ARK wasnt supporting dual GPU/Crossfire/SLi but until their recent hardware update, I could run at 1440, apparently I cannot anymore. Well done WC - it might be worth doing some testing next time before assuming your changes wont affect a number of players. Needless to say, I have logged on about 4 hrs in the last 2 weeks... fed some dinos but have lost that 'wanting' to get online and play. Maybe this weekend I will get on for a session and have some great story to say... sorry for this rant but it might help others with issues recently.
  12. v278 Giga enrage mechanic changes

    I use my Gigas as meat gatherers so I am not too concerned. If there are any Alphas or Gigas - I turn to my Lightning Wyv - find a ledge and Zzzaap Zzzzap Zaaaap! It would be quite annoying if they are now unable to help protect you from a wild Giga or A Rex though as I know not many people have time time to get Wyverns etc to take these out. As there are limited places for bases - some people have no choice but to inhabit one of the more dangerous islands. Unless WC's aim is to make the Giga a no use dino and one that is there purely as a Wild dino then this idea would make it exactly that as noone would bother taming/raising one.
  13. 1 more veteran quiting ARK

    ARK offers many options; Official, Unofficial, PvP, PvE and DLC and due to this WC has created their own problems as they cannot support all of it for their player size. Saying that though, these options allow us all to play nearly any style, type and with different settings we like. Its up to us to go out and find the correct server for us, its not down to WC to choose for us. I play on Official and yes, we get capped fairly regularly but it is my choice to stay there. Plenty of my friends on that server also play Unofficial and its my choice that I dont go over and play Unofficial with them just as it is your own right to choose which server you play on. Yes WC could make more servers but by the sounds of it, many people just want a small populated server so that they can build large bases and have everything to themselves... if that is the case - play Singleplayer or find a low populated Unofficial. I would like more Official servers but I wont keep complaining about it as this is a stance that they have taken and are unlikely to change.
  14. I have also been getting this error and every other error ARK can decide to bring up in the last week. I cant play - full stop. Raised a ticket but nothing yet. I have played for 1000 hrs without issue but last week I cant load ARK whatsoever. Validated game cache and says missing two files and downloads them. Doesnt fix the issue - Im stumped!
  15. Direbear Worth?

    Rogue, its worth asking Yuna what she sold hers for recently - I think it was 7k ingots to a newcomer on the server. Cyan Blue but I don't think had the stats you are talking about above. Its difficult to gauge prices as they differ from server to server and what people are willing to pay. For example we just paid 7k ingots for a Boss egg which came out around lvl 295 I think with over 400 melee base and 12k hp.
  16. Where would you like this Jat? Just posting this data on this thread? Center60 is the server it happens on, Abberation also. In short I am using the ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S MOBO, Intel i7 4790k CPU, 16gb DDR 3 Corsair Dominator RAM, AMD R9 295x2 GPU and Win10 64bit. This specific crash occurs at random times - it can be 5 mins after starting, or even 40 mins - there is no knowing of when this happens but the game generally gets jerky a few moments before it occurs. Im running at 50fps at 1920 x 1440p and generally the game is smooth. I have shadows and sky effects off, and most optional extras turned off too. But I will screen shot this later when at home. Please remediate this issue as the amount of times I have lost a tame due to being kicked off game has got a little depressing now and I rarely leave the base on my own as I prefer a friend to be out with me so it can protect my tame whilst I try and log back in quickly. Thanks Anarki
  17. Double breeding?

    It was double maturation last weekend but it is totally random, so don't try to work out any pattern or not. I doubt they will do it again this weekend, but I could be wrong.
  18. Player Count on Official Servers.

    Peak times at weekends on Center60 is 60+ but I havent had an issue getting on just yet. Think our limit is 100. I guess as its pillared 98% - no newer players are bothering so its the usual suspects logging on
  19. So what did you do in ARK today?

    Great to see you back Cymas, and sorry to hear that you lost all your items everything on your other server. I look forward to reading your stories and experiences again. I didnt log on last night, just too tired from work just now but we had a pretty good weekend, raising 3 more Rexes and collecting a few more Artifacts - only jump puzzle to do now, and then we can hit gamma on Center. We have a pen next to the building where the boss Rexes and The Allos hang out - just taking in the fresh air - not enough open space to build a building for them. Bases are in a good shape with the 3 main bases pretty much where we wanted them now - One for the breeding Spinos, Rexes and any non-critical eggers. They just stay in a big barn with the a pair of Wyvs and a Quetz sitting on top. We have a shoreline base which houses our Theris, Res collectors and Barys and even though this is only stone, it seems safe enough - we just leave the Bronto to do its own thing outside. Main base has everything and is now made purely of metal and glass. Still too many dinos up in our main area so building a second story on the shoreline base so we can move some more dinos out of our crafting/storing quarters. This week its will be just to continue gaining artifacts and raising the odd Rex to see if we can get closer to the stats we can merge together. Busy busy busy
  20. Can I kill this giga?

    Build a big metal wall and keep the bugger out
  21. I guess its the feeling that its a fair playing field? To a certain extent anyway. I play Official for two things, I like the longevity of the game, and feeling part of a community who are similar to myself. We dont get too many people asking for anything other than a trade or a little help retrieving something whereas on an unofficial, I have come across people asking for faster rates, spawn this and that in. People come and go on an unofficial far more often and the community weakens but its only my opinion and yes, there are issues on official but I just put up with it. I log off naked, and pray I'm alive and everything else is too when I log back in.
  22. Problems With Mutations

    Sorry - did this question get answered?
  23. Problems With Mutations

    If this is correct, please confirm my theory below? Ive a male 310 Ptera with 18/20 mutations on both mat and pat sides. I have a female 304 Ptera with 16/20 on both mat and pat sides. I have tamed a clean female and male set of Pteras to clean the mut stat counter. If I breed m 310 with clean female, and the f 304 with the clean male - get the luck and the stats follow over to both babies - these babies should be effectively clean? If I am again lucky and get a male and female baby and breed these - I should with any luck get a 0/0 mut stat counter - is this correct? Thanks Anarki
  24. Fertilised eggs on capped server

    The breeding needs to be stopped when the server is at cap for a very good reason - not all dino's produce eggs from breeding. if you mate a pair of bears - what would be the point in having a paused pregnant dino? Its best to put a hold to breeding entirely until the cap is removed.
  25. So what did you do in ARK today?

    I had a good run over the holiday period. Bred my second, third and fourth Rexes on this server, and got a 248 so was fairly happy, 12k hp, 372 melee and managed a good 88% imprint so the stats were boosted even better. I spent a little time on aberration but nothing too much as I decided to use the quiet time on our Center server (everyone is on aberration or Rag) and collect Red crates from the Lava Cave. I worked out a really nice bonus way of collecting the drops and getting 3 items instead of just 1 or 2. I ended up with copious amounts of asc bps and gear - and in just under a week I got nearly everything I wanted except the Rex bp - a friend has one I can have though which is nice. Saving up the artifacts now and will be ready to run Gamma very soon to see how our Rexes fare. A few Christmas tames were added to the pack but nothing too outrageous considering some of the hideous colours I was seeing haha