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Everything posted by Anarki

  1. My only advice is to remember its just a game and enjoy it. Dont get caught up over other peoples behaviours. Start off slowly, dont try and rush ahead and get given lots of things by players or it will ruin your experience. Enjoy dying at the start - yes its constant but once you are established, that fear dissolves and dying is very rare. The new ARK experience is learn to love dying.
  2. Three days to play some interrupted (by my family) ARK. It does make things difficult but still managed to progress my Daeodon line and Ptera line slightly. I managed to get my new 602 MD Theris up to 80% and 2 new 907MD Rexes are now ready for mass breeding. Its going to be a painful few weeks but I have decided that once my Yuty, Daeodons, Allos, Pteras are raised... Ill be taking a few weeks off Center. My character on Ab is 12 mins from popping a Max level Reaper so I need to get that started really, and I really want to go and get more Rock Drake eggs so I think Ill be spending some weeks on Ab so you may see Ab stories as opposed to Center ones for a while. I gathered a lot of metal over the weekend, and other than looking for a Rex BP and a Daeodon one, I couldnt find one on the server, and moving dust to another server is just too much of a hassle - WC really need to make it easier for trading.
  3. So last night was a simple case of put some dinos out to mature a bit more, run around the base and occasionally do a meat run. Talked in Global chat, started raising my Daedon baby and then panicked when stack after stack was devoured every few seconds. Finally at 0.8% it started to hold some in its inv, but it took me by surprise and was similar to a Giga. Ill raise this for Island bosses but I wont be raising many more. A few hrs passed and then logged off. Simple evening really.
  4. Certain maps or servers appear worse than others. I play on an Official Center map and the only real issue I get is from megabases (loading in) and from the 15 minute server saves which isnt great but I believe there is a good technical reason for it. All servers now have a decent population, large bases and many tames so I can understand why there is the odd performance issue from time to time. I also think (and Im not saying you here) that people dont know how to set up graphics options and tend to play with too high resolutions and/or settings which also decreases performance and the perception it is the server that is the issue. Other issues are where people are abusing the server, trying to dupe/ crash etc but again, there is limited policing WC can do as they have so many servers and not enough admin. Essentially though, as many people have stated, its about balancing the books, and money. They dont want to pay for lots of server admins, they dont want to pay for upgraded servers as that takes away from their profit margins. They have other games to worry about too, so ARK will be a balancing act going forward. Thats my opinion, nothing is proven fact here.
  5. It all depends on which bosses you are thinking about taking your Rexes to. If its Center (Ape and Brrodmother) then a standard set of Rexes at 30k hp and 1200 MD wil do fine (boosted by a Yuty). If you are thinking of Dragon with Rexes, then personally, dont! Its better to do Alpha Dragon on Island with Theris. You can take Rexes to Rag and do it there, but it can be quite frustrating but still doable. As people have said above, just trade for some 700MD eggs from your server, people will probably give those eggs away but they will do Center just fine.
  6. Sounds like you had no defences on a PvP server. I would suggest trying to start of in Single Player to get to grips with the game, or go and try PvE so you can build an established base and enjoy the game without being destroyed by others. Good luck
  7. I'm not sure on that one Aush, as I took the time the few weeks before the new kibble system was implemented to create 6 fridges of all kibble types. I am now just a little short of the highest tier kibble but will make some with all the rock drake eggs I accumulated over the period. Doesnt sound good though if you cant get the kibble you want made
  8. Well my plans somewhat changed this weekend. I did tame 8 low level Pteras for the colours and will breed out this week so that they are of a different level so that was fine. My plans for an event Wyvern was ruined as people were using snow owls to freeze me as I was trying to get eggs - forcing me to drop the eggs I was getting. So not happy - dont think admins reside on our server so no way of calling it out. I gave up after an hr as I dont play those sort of games. Ill return for a 190 Ice and Lightning another time. So I decided to try for an easter Reaper instead... hadnt tried before and wow, how much fun was that! After we finally trapped a 150 into a pen, we all took turns (5 of us) using pheromones and being grabbed by said angry Reaper. And yes, I got impregnated even after I crashed midway through the process. I stayed down there wiping out every Reaper I could see so I could get the 75 levels needed. Now I just need to wait out 10hrs in game for the baby to hatch - fingers crossed it has nice colours and stats Other than that, I did quite a few metal runs, hatched some 375 Theri eggs, and grabbed a baby Daedon and hatched another Yuty to get ready for our Island assault. Pretty good weekend
  9. I finally logged on last night to be nicely surprised to see that the Easter event was still running. I didnt manage to do much as I was still quite sore and tired from hobbling around at work all day. I did manage to pop round and feed the base (Center) and get some eggs ready for incubation. I didnt bother with Ext, Ab or Rag as they are all practically in Cryo-shutdown. I saw some Easter Pteras which I will hopefully pop on tonight and tame a few for the colours Before the end of the week, I need to get myself a 190 Ice Wyvern and a 190 Lightning - doesnt have to be Easter colours, even though one would be nice. In my collection I have 2 x 190 Fires 100% imp to me, and 2 x 190 Posions 100% imp to me. My 190 Ice and 190 Lightnings were gifts so Id really like to get myself a pair of 100% imp to finish my little Wyvern Squad off nicely
  10. My Easter event was spoiled due to a mountain biking accident with a tree - it literally came out of nowhere Damaged my Medial Collateral ligament in my knee so have been resting up all week since Sunday... no nice tames for me I should get on this week at somepoint and will continue with hatching and breeding looking for those muts
  11. Im assuming that Basi is levlled and not born stats? If its born stats, Im coming over to you for a baby Basi Bert Im in agreement, Basi for me. Cant get electrocuted, cant get grabbed and a decent bred one gets speed bonus and is generally strong enough to survive and kill off most Alphas from the murky depths below
  12. Windows 10 update, thats what happened. That pretty summed up my evening last night. 2hrs to fix and 10 mins on ARK. I did manage an imprint and check that everything was alive. Now if only I could put a Windows Developer and an ARK Developer in my ARK world... boy would I give them some grief
  13. I did the usual (that everyone does), raise babies. This weekend was different however. I left the Center for the first time in ages and left the Wyverns, Rexes, Yuty, Pteras and Dimorph just eating away whilst I spent and evening on SE. Picked out a lovely Thyla and 190 Ice Wyvern and my tribemate and I went off to do cave runs. Now I havent been back here since having to do the caves on foot - behold the cryopod! This made life so much easier, mantis', bats etc pew pew! It was fun to stalk around taking out everything with relative ease as I remember the times before always seemed like I had taken 2hrs to complete it. It was a refreshing change to do the 2 caves again and it gave me an idea for the Sunday game plan too. So I fed all on the Center whilst it was x2 and then waited for tribemate to get on. He liked the idea of some new Glowtails rather than raising our 310 Spinos. I wanted a few Shinehorns so off we went on our Rock Drakes with Ravagers in some pods. I hadnt done any Ab caves yet so we were both a little hesitant as there seemed to be Raptors everywhere... slowly slowly we made it through to where we could see Glowtails and he snapped up a 140 so he was super happy. A few others we got and made our way across various obstacles. The artifact! Another off the list. A few close calls with an electric eel and big croc, a karki too, but we survived and then went on our way for some Shinehornds. To cut this story short... I saw 3, and they were all of low level, looks like all our luck was on the Glowtails. Overall, ARK reminded me that its worth branching back out to the old servers once in a while
  14. Wife and daughter were out at the Cinema, that meant some Ark time: Hatched 12 Allo eggs, and wow - popped out a 285 Allo. It got the last remaining stat I needed before a friend dropped off another Allo with a Melee stat I now need. Started to raise said Allo and will finalise it before the start of the weekend before trying to get the new Melee stat introduced, will be interesting to see if it breaks the 290 mark. 2 Wyverns finished off at 100% impr and my own personal 323 Ptera (the colours I wanted, but not all the best stats) is now also 100% imp and tamed. Did a metal run, a few meat runs, saved a friends Argy from dying to a Rex when they got kicked from server multiple times in a row and checked out a few new tames a friends place. A tribemate dropped some new presents for me - a 600 MD base Theri which is nice so we can start to prepare for our Island assault. Im in the middle of raising my two 185 Fire Wyverns and my 277 Yuty, so this weekend will be pretty busy as I will also be hopping over to Ab to raise a 310 Spino for the boss fight over there. With some Easter taming, metal runs and raising babies its going to make me have late nights and early starts
  15. A weekend of ARK... well nearly a full weekend and boy did I make the most of it. Tribe limit was 488/500 and I was getting pains at having to log in to feed everything twice weekly (Gigas, Rexes and the little ones dont have high food stats) so I decided to have a clear out. Created a few more cryo fridges and pods and got to work. 30 Allos, 30 Otters, a few Gigas and Rexes, 20 Terrorbirds, Pteras, Argies... I was running out of pods. So I now have 5 Cryo fridges full of dinos and hatched 49 eggs so created a baby folder so I could raise at a later date. I started to raise 15 new Pteras - no major stat breakthroughs but just a few newer females with a newer stat... saves me trying at a later date. The Yuty I have is a born 258 and I have one born 226... bred them and somehow came out at 277. Upon inspection nothing seemed to jump out statswise as to why it was higher - possibly torp - can you get a mutation in torp? I kept it, will be happy raising that - shame it didnt get a new colour. My 5th 100% imp Giga is now complete - and no more raising for a long long time, but took the fresher out on a meat run to start levelling it up - didnt take long to get to 300. metal, oh how I do love metal. Anky, 7000 weight Quetz and awaaaay we we go. Forgot that we still hadnt implemented a second forge on this server so when I returned it roughly took 3hrs to cook down all the metal into ingots but I have 150 stacks of ingots to show fro it which is nice No new tames this weekend, it was metal running and raising so I cant complain. My final efforts were to raise my Wyverns a little more, the 190 poison completed and so did my carrier argy so that was useful. Next on the list are the two 185 Fires but they are only at 20% whilst my 165 Fires are both at 85% so will try and finish those up this week. All in all, a lot of time spent on the ARK but not fun stories really, just a progress update.
  16. I would uninstall ARK completely so no user files remain, reinstall ARK possibly on a new directory if you have one, validate all files, and then try loading the game. You have clearly said it only crashes with discord so uninstall the app and possibly use the browser version and ensure you have notifications set to off. Good luck.
  17. The whole starting a fresh feel is really a nice position to be in where everything is wholly exciting. I liked extinction with no transfers and having to start from scratch. That is the only reason I will play new ARK maps, just for the fresh feel of building a base from scratch and taming my first utility dinos :) Its nice not being able to use the mini map for relying on, but once in a while I get annoyed when trying to find my tribemates who need a little help
  18. I guess the question is, how do you identify whether they are a n00b or not? I dont play much PvP on ARK, but my main rule is 'do not trust anyone in PvP'. If there are people around... kill or hide away. Just because someone is a lvl 5, doesnt mean they havent a lvl 100 friend sitting behind in the bushes with a PA Shotgun.
  19. I started my playing days on Prim+ and enjoyed it for 12 months before moving over to Official PvE. It was good but doesnt get updated enough. I would suggest if you arent too far into base building, go explore the Official servers and if you are lucky enough to find some land, then try that out. Its worth spending a few days to see if you like Official as for most its fine but some players prefer other experiences. As for me, I love my official as the players are all awesome and we share everything. This weekend due to birthdays, mothers days etc I struggled to get on. Completed a metal run on Ext - will possibly log onto a new Tek Armour set tonight which will be nice, and then I also hatched all my eggs I saved up through the week. Other than that, I went and got some Spino sails, and am ready to go collect my Ele from Alpha Brood and Megapithicus as they are holding it for me
  20. That might be the case Bert but our server and alliance only buys from you. Its a case of respect and the level of service you provide. I came across an english speaking Chinese tribe about 3 weeks ago saying that they have 950MD eggs at 29k HP but they dont sell not even on their servers. They werent rude - but most are. You trade like a polite gentleman and that is why people will always come back to you.
  21. Wasnt aware that this topic was still going... TL,DR... anyone with 48hrs worth of summary?
  22. I logged on to find that an ally I like to play with has lost her account - not sure on the details yet but its upsetting. I again got some eggs ready for this weekend and did a bit of resource running. Ive a busy weekend so wont get on much but I think I will start the podding of all the dinos that I dont really need out. I will probably leave some breeders and mutated colours out for obvious reasons but Im hoping to reduce our count from 461 to at least 250 - just so many sitting around and taking up eating time I think I will have a failry indepth discussion with my tribemate to see what we are working towards now as I think we have kind of just been floating the last few months... it would be nice to set ourselves some new goals but Im not sure either of us have any appetite currently expect for our own side projects.
  23. I love the social aspect of ARK and how even though Im happy to play in just a duo tribe, that the server I play on is very helpful. I may only oplay with 1 other but I can rely on at least 10 other players for new stats, advice, something to do and overall, just have some people to chat with. So many games focus on beating people to places, resources or just putting them down but on my Official server, its the complete the opposite.
  24. I logged in for about 40 minutes last night, got another 6 ptera eggs out and started to incubate them. Will probably get another set of eggs tonight and hatch the lot to see if I can further my 3 mute lines of HP, Stam and Melee. Will probably stop melee now as its 500 base and work on weight as that always seems one I have to put points in. Other than that, I did a few metal runs, socialised (but have noticed fewer players on recently) and then logged off for the night.
  25. Oh great! Another topic which can be closed without reading
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