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  1. The weekend consisted of Blackpearl hunting from the sea bottom. Tribemate and I took our Basis to the depths behind blue obby island on Center and found ourselves some of the sea scorpions and ammonites. Came back with about 220 Black pearls and came across some Tusos. Took care of those and then on the way back coming through a cave we came across a 145 Alpha Mosa... scared the living daylights out of us as we thought we were stuck in the cave with it. They are so fast we couldnt escape it but as our Basis start with 25k health we made a slow grind back to the surface. By the time were at the surface, we were at 13k... dived back down to see if we could bloody it - then were down at 9k and decided to retreat for good. The Mosa didnt follow us to the surface so we just healed up and went back home. Possibly my most exciting time in ARK since going for our first Boss runs. Other than that, tribemate made an elevator and we hatched our Gen 4 Rex eggs. Came out at 376 20k hp and 702 melee. Just realised at writing this (from work) that i forgot to imprint this morning... so thats messed that one up. Was at 38% last night so will only make 55% now I would have thought - what a numpty haha
  2. I can understand some of your points. I find that our main server (PvE Center60) is very friendly and helpful. Not overly talkative but friendly enough when needing any trades etc For me, the whole ARK experience is seeing other people bases and dinos so it gives me something to aim at and to try and get to know people. I didnt manage to get on last night - had to work late due to some major incidents but I have booked the night off from the wife tomorro night to get a good ARK session in and hopefully picking up my base 500 melee Anky from a friend.
  3. Aushegun - why do you not play on an online server? Especially if you want to try and keep away from using admin commands then a PvE server can be just as fun as you can socialise with players - thats half the reason I play ARK. I didnt get on last night but have been given the tak of building a tek trough tonight and start raising some of our Gen4 Rexes... wonder if I will mess it up somehow as I have been away for too long and now associate oneself as a n00b
  4. So logged on to find my US tribemate was off work ill. yeah yeah - slacker. We went and got CP and Obsidian to make some Polymer so that we can make a cloning chamber - its going to be expensive but we have a lovely couple of 190 Ice Wyvs that would be great to clone. Then we took to the seas to kill some Basi's for their blubber - boss artifact I think. Looks like I have found that you can have dinos over 450 on official that dont go pop at server reset. Can anyone else confirm this as a friend said they had transferred a 487 Rex the day before and was using it on Rag - and it hadnt gone poof! Other than that, tame capped so just fed the dinos.
  5. So I spent the weekend getting used to base changes my tribemate had made whilst I was away. So many Tek components lying around I wasnt sure what each did. (Center this is. We are down to two bases now - one for mining metal and the other is the main area base where we house everything.) Did another couple of boss runs but this time with 9 of our gen 3 Rexes (only Gamma) and took both brood and ape down quickly again with no issues at the same time. Everything seems smooth enough and now I want to use this Tek stuff to begin our gen 4 Rexes - cant remember what the stats are but i think its over 20k hp, over 1k w, over 700 melee - so they should come out around lvl 350, possibly more. I then went onto Aberration where we again are down to two bases but this has changed a lot too - everything is Tek - wow did I miss out on the upgrading. Our Island and Rag bases are still fairly small but SE is still sizeable with 2 bases - Ill have a look at those three later this week. How does everyone find time to play across all servers?! Center will stay as my main I think.
  6. Finally, Im back for good. Ive fixed the game - DX10 is now how I have to play (until tonight when I put a 1080ti in my machine anyway). This weekend, I finally got ARK running without crashing within the first 30 seconds - its been a long 4 months. We already had a load of artifacts lined up and my tribemate had kept everything alive and moved our boss Rexes into a great position. Well, lets go try he said (hadnt done it with just the two of us before). We did, and Gamma went down soo quickly (Center this is). Ended up doing it 3 times in a row with 13 Rexes and a Yuti - nothing died. On one go we took broodmother first as the ape got stuck at the back for some reason and the last go we took them at the same time. 120 element and can start tekking up further. Beta next up then. Hows everyone else?
  7. But an update from them is probably what they should be doing to ensure that the community knows what is going on. Its their game, and their choice of game engine. Even if the fix isn't for them to fix, they should keep us all updated as to what is happening with the Unreal fix. Im guessing, its still not fixed?
  8. I tried logging in on the Center... all of 20 seconds to try and see the changes my tribemate had made and 'crash'. D3d error Hung etc etc. Logged off, will wait another month.
  9. This isnt an Abberation issue as many here are suggesting. I have Abberation installed but rarely play it. I have had to stop playing ARK for the last 3 months as I constantly crash on the Center. If I log onto the Island or Ab, I also crash. I think for now, if Jats registry fix doesnt work, we are in the hands of the 'EPIC' gods.
  10. Great to see this post still active, just spent 30 mins having a quick read of peoples fun times. For me, I am having the issue of 'D3D HUNG' so my game crashes every 30 seconds so my 466 dinos are getting no love and affection from me - been 2 months now so I havent any stories to tell except one from last night. Logged in, crashed. Logged in again, crashed. Logged in again, managed to fast travel to the rex cave and refresh my rex and then crashed. Logged back in and fast threw myself in the lava and respawned at my Saber base - one practically dying as I view it. Jump on its back - went out onto lava island and saw a rex, didnt fancy that as my char had been reset to lvl 1 and I hadnt put any lvls in him. Crashed! Log back in to see Saber fighting rex - hadnt looked at lvl. Ran back to jump on other Saber and when I returned, my Saber had killed said Rex. Relieved, put it on follow and then logged out as it was too dangerous to even feed any animals Hoping tribemate logged on last night to save them
  11. I havent played as much ARK this week, just logged in to refresh things and then to breed a few eggs ready for this weekend. I have managed to borrow a rex with 2400 stam to add to my current 12.5k hp and 465 melee so this should now give me breedable babies over 300 at birth with a clean side on the maternal mut counter. Other than that, feed them and breed them for the next few days until the weekend.
  12. Sorry Cymas, my post wasnt meant to antagonise you, I was purely happy to see you back on official. I love reading peoples stories, finding out any new stats they have managed to breed out, or looking at the design of a beautifully crafted building they have designed. I will be honest and say I lose a little interest when people tell me they have a Rex with 1000 melee because they have their rates turned up on an unofficial server with practically instant tame times. However, I do appreciate we all want a balance of play and homelife so I dont take anything away from those players, hell, I may even try one one day Anyway, back to our point. I thought I would feed my dinos last night as I couldnt remember if I had done it at the weekend. 420 dinos, over 4 buildings took me over 90 minutes to feed them all with berries, meat and fish. I pray fro 2x this weekend haha Other than that, I bred a few eggs and got the timers down. I dont tend to tame/hatch in the week as I just dont get time - raising is usually a weekend thing for me. I wont be doing much tonight but tomorrow I will attempt to get a pair of Boss Rexes hatched and follow up on my Ptera bloodline cleansing.
  13. I love it when I hear people coming back to Official. We are not all the evil melodramatic types you know Sounds like you are really enjoying the experience that ARK was originally designed for. I am guessing you are on PvE - which map? I only logged in last night to refresh my Rex which lives in the Lava Cave but to my dismay my tribelog said I had lost an Oviraptor - guessing something spawned in a building and it got killed before my neutral dinos could intervene. Ill log in later and have a proper scout and go tame another. Im hoping my tame cap is still free, but I guess I will find out later. Other than that, my first Featherlight survived the journey from egg to adult and it was a very easy raise - possibly the easiest I have had to be honest. ill update you all tomorrow on what happens tonight as I may try a boss run with some friends.
  14. Weekend was ok this time as we werent capped. I still didnt want to spend too much time on center though so raised our first featherlights and they are awesome, mine came out at 242 which was ok. Sold an Asc Argy saddle bp 78 armour for 6k ingots - I dont trade much but it was good to move something on to someone who would use it. Ran the lava cave 7-8 times but nothing decent, a few asc bps I already have better than but more worrying my game crashed whilst in there (never happened before) some new crash error. I logged back in to find myself dead. Managed to spawn to a bed and run to my Rex before getting webbed. Now only going to run half the cave until i see this crash error disappear (happened x3 in there yesterday). Logged back into SE to continue building our new base as we dont like the current location of ours. We have a wonderful sky base but its not for storing any dinos, just a few wyvs and all our nice items. We have pillared off a valley and have started a big base - flooring is 35x25 tiles so should be plentiful to bring our Rexes over so we can do the boss fun here too. Other than that, didnt log onto Abberation this weekend, just messed about on Center and sorted inventory items
  15. Not a lot is the simple answer. Logged in, placed an egg in the hatchery - capped. Spoke to some new players, went for a flight on my Ptera as it was foggy and I thought id test my directional skills and ended up being bitten by a bat by the skull island. Decided to head back, went the wrong way and then finally when the fog cleared, returned home. No sign of illness to me or my Ptera (named it Mines better than yours because Im fairly sure none else is running a 370 Ptera on official, not on my server at least). I jumped into the Lava Cave for a quick run, nothing decent but got a asc bow bp 230% so probably add that to the hoarde we already have. Logged off. Here at work thinking about hatching 2 boss rexes tonight but doubt cap will lift
  16. I got a message on steam from a friend stating that I needed to get on as my Green Pelagornis was nearly dead. I didnt get the message until the following morning but I logged in anyway to find my Pela safe and sound. Checked the next message from my friend who realised it wasnt nearly dying but had a red underneath haha At work now so will log on tonight to do .. er... something I guess.
  17. PC - Center, SE and Aberration - Official So I usually play on Center as thats ou main base but we are heavily capped so I couldnt be bothered to wait around to breed anything so I popped so Aberration for the first time in ages. Tribe leader had kept it running so we bred some Ravagers and got a 239 which was pretty cool. Tamed a 135 DireBear to go with our 140 and they have some good stats so expecting a good bear once bred. Didnt venture off too far, but was fairly happy with the new babies which are now raised and did a little bit of tidy up work on the inventories of our storage as I cant stand it mixed up everywhere. So a fairly quiet one, but with base extensions happening on SE and the Center - it will be a busy few weeks for me. Oh, and got Alpha Ape and Brood down on Center thanks to a friend - comfortable that our Rexes could take it down now - and we have the artifacts too!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. After someone kited a Giga into the lava Cave and killed my 3 rexes at the entrance I had dont done much caving recently - that changed over the Christmas period. I took a rex purely levelled in Stam (5k), HP (10k) and then a little melee (450) and have run the cave about 10 times even when the Christmas event has been running. I have got some good loot and some poor loot that I didnt even think would exist in the red crates. Im hoping for a rex bp but no luck as yet. A few of the drops from memory so far are: Asc Bary Saddle BP, 252% Asc Crossbow BP, Asc lance BP, Asc Araneo Saddle BP, an assortment of Asc ghillie armours and Asc Bronto Saddle BP. Quite a few MC Shotgun BPs and a few other MC saddles including one I will keep for myself - Asc Thyla saddle. I raised a few Pteras and a Rex - nothing too major but the Ptera is now lvl 310 at birth with one small stat left to include. Aberration has been ok with 140 Carnos and Ravagers - shame I didnt put enough meat in the trough and I left our 230 ravager twins to die - tribemate wasnt happy with me for that. So other than the constant game crashingdue to the D3D hung error - its been quite productive. This week will be a daedon or a Yuti hunt - looking forward to it
  23. Well, I have been playing a bit of aberration after declaring I wouldnt buy it. My friend persuaded me to buy the season pass as it was on sale. I logged in to where my friend said he had a base made up. Bang, within 5 seconds I was dead, didnt even get to see what it was. I decide to log in again. I survived enough to see the wonderful looking Spino before dying. I decide to wait as another friend was also going to log in (the 3 of us play regularly together so I thought best in numbers). We mange to log in on the waters edge possibly 30 secs from the base and we try to get to his base but 5 Ravagers are constantly killing us off - it was ridiculous. I logged out and went back to the Center. After breeding a apair of 242 Spinos, a 238 Anky and another 300 Ptera, I put enough food in the trough and head on back to Aberration as my friends said they had given up on that base and were higher up the hill. I log in... and run. I ran all the way up the high hill trying to dodge around rocks as that damned ravager wont leave me alone. Then I jump through the legs of a Paracer and the Ravager hits him too - aggrod and I manage to get away. I get to the base with no further issues, drop some stone and wood I found from the earthquakes and we build up a few walls and roof from stone. At least we had some protection. I log out until the following day. On first impressions, I was right not to care for this DLC - I knew it wouldnt tickle my fancy but I dont abandon my friends and spent the next day taming a few Ravagers and a 145 Carno - I havent had a Carno for ages but he is decent. My tribeleader and I did some exploring on our ravagers - sliding along zip lines until i acidentally jumped off it - far far below. Aggord a Spino - jumped over it to another rock and swam for my life to evade a Crab. Ran back to base thoroughly exhausted. Logged off. It definitely is a challenge and I will play it but not on my own haha
  24. So, I went onto Aberration after my friend pushed me into buying the season pass whilst it’s on sale. I logged in for 20 seconds, had a look about me (starting place I believe) and saw a few Trikes and Stegos. Logged out. Im really not interested in it – seems too overkill for me. Yes, dinos are a little out there but Aberration takes it to a level I don’t really have a hankering for. I logged back onto my Center Official and fed my dinos, didn’t have the patience to even get the egg timers down so flew about and gave a bred 262 Ptera to a newbie rather than killing it off. Found s few bp’s from some loot drops but nothing of importance. The only real progress is my new Bear which is mutated white and also dark blue – bred at 265 and no more stats to breed in. My Argy hatched at 257 and again no more stats to breed in. Pteras came out at 304 but still needs the Oxygen and new weight stat so I will see if that happens this weekend. Essentially, of all the dino’s I’m interested in breeding, Ive only got my Spino’s and Rexes to play with now. I may try for some more Bary’s as we are breeding ours at 255 I think, but as the Bear, Ptera and Argys are practically complete – its onto the bigger dinos but I know that will be harder work.
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