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  1. Back on ARK. Been around but not enough to post as I was only raising Abb Otters and a few Rexes. 

    Genesis is now out, so I am working on 2 bases; one in the Ocean biome and the other currently in the Swamp biome - man that place is terrifyng.

    Tamed up about 5 Mechaleons or whatever those Giant Turtles are called, all 145s or 150s. Just tamed a pair of Carnos and a Bary over in the swamp but they arent X variants so nothing amazing.

    Looking to get a  pair of bloodsuckers this weekend as we already have some X basis and a Feroxx or whatever it is.

    Slightly off topic though - anyone know what the best setup for Alpha Dragon on Island is these days, its been so long (18 months) and fancy ascending with another character... stats and numbers of dinos would be appreciated thanks :)

    So all in all, Genesis progressing quite nicely, all other bases just in a slow moving state :)

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  2. I play on 5 servers, each server has its own character... very rarely do I send them across servers just in case the inevitable happens... lost character.

    Sorry to hear your pain OP, but for those others out there constantly transferring between servers, just make another char, jump on a Giga/Reaper and go farm some XP, within an hr or two over the weekend, youll have enough levels to get the engrams you mainly need.

    What I tend to do is go and do the three easy bosses on Alpha with each player as soon as they are eligible (Center and Rag) all in one go and when the servers seem quiet, that way I dont have to worry about transferring too many times and worrying about losing levels after level 90.

    This has worked for me this far, only alpha ascended once and moved that char to Ext to make use of the amounts of Element on there. 

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  3. So I progressed my Tappy line over the weekend, up to 4 stats on the one bird now, so 2 more to go. Dont get me wrong, nothing amazing stat wise, but wanted to get all MY best stats from my tames onto one bird - totally clean and currently at 260. 

    Went over to extinction just to get a few levels and did a Red drop, over by sunken forest... ddint go great. 3 of us, all on High level Gigas and usually farm these for fun but since the patch and delayed server restart (8hrs I think it was down) something strange was happening. 

    Weve done this drop in the past and yes it spawns wild Gigas and Wyverns but this literally was spawning two or three on the drop every couple of minutes on top of the high level drop dinos spawning in. At one stage, poor Giga had an Enraged Rex and 2 Wild Corrupted Gigas along with Carnos, Rock Drakes and Reapers adding some fun and all we could see was the bloodening of said Giga. It survived that round, ate some meat to regenerate some HP and then pow, rider insta killed. 2 Enraged Rexes spawned in at same time, Im on one, tribemate was on the other - we were both boxed in, 2 Rock Drakes ate our friends Giga :( RIP.

    As I said, it was just a random encounter where the Gigas (easy to take on their own but they will give you a bite and a half) really made a difference to the owerall DPS we received and it all went a bit wrong... oh well, there'd be no excitement in ARK if everything always went your way would there. 

    On a selfish note, my Giga survived and we completed the drop but for 2-3mins it was definitely backs to the walls haha

    In response to: @Kaprosuchus

    does anyone actually read all of this thread? or is it just a place to post stuff when the loneliness becomes too much?

    Yes, I used to read a lot of these posts. Sometimes the pictures were good to see what people have done, sometimes to hear how people had lost things, found things, the stories they wrote.

    At the start it was a progress report from the usual posters so there was a story feel, I could almost imagine @AngrySaltireand @dinks base looked like and felt. Now people may use it to vent, ask questions, post to feel part of something or even just do what you do... ask a question that most will ignore. 

    It seems to be working though, afterall, youv'e read a few by the looks of it ;)


  4. 16 hours ago, Reptilian said:

    Come on really I just spent 30 mins breeding my giggas because it legit took that long with lag then i disconnected through lag and when i finally managed to get back on I had lost 1 gigga to a spinno all my eggs were gone and my toon had died to the same spinno loosing all my armour etc i had because I hadn't been able to reconnect this is getting rediculous

    Maybe rollback your update to where it WASN'T BROKEN

    I struggled to comprehend exactly what you were saying but I dont think the Spino would aggro to your Giga - unless you were in the middle of fighting the Spino when you were disconnected. Even then, surely your Giga was on Neutral and if it lost to a Spino... it wasnt a Giga worth keeping.

  5. That was a good weekend for completing some of my goals actually. Dont get me wrong, these arent high level compared to people out there  but these are mostly clean lines just taken from my wild tames (the odd one has been bred from friends which were definitely mutated) but overall I just wanted to get them finished.

    My Daeodons are now complete - born 285 

    My Yuty is complete - born 301

    Allos - born 295

    Thylas - born 350

    Anky - born 350

    Doed - born 325

    Basically, I had a lot of different stats across many tames so I wanted to get them all on one dino and as you can tell above they all worked out alright. Still didnt get any decent Ptera muts so I can only keeping on breeding, hatching, killing etc etc

    So I am now in the process of doing our Tappys, Im expecting those to be around 285 when finished and will be a clean line, whilst my tribemate is doing his Troodons, Deins, Monkeys and other small dinos. 

    **EDIT - and I finally got my first 190 event Wyvern - after 100+ hrs in previous events, I had even spent 6+hrs this time aroundbut my Poision finally arrived with decent born melee at 365. Shame it was brown, but the red and purple within the wings looks nice.

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  6. 25 minutes ago, Aushegun said:

    Well for official, then a Ptera would certainly be a huge help. But I feel giving noobs a wyvern off the bat is too much.   I was on a server once that gave a horse as a starter dino. It was actually pretty useful.

    Yeah the Wyvern was meant for me by a local friendly tribe but I didnt want to they gave it to her instead. I guess we are all too kind in ARK :)

  7. 19 minutes ago, Aushegun said:

    I guess i'm not really answering your question though.    I think if you are questioning it, then you probably feel like it is the wrong thing to do.   Maybe try only donating metal tools or narcotics to a newbie, and let them do the taming themselves.  See how that makes you feel?

    Yeah I lay on official, and I guess in the past I felt that a high level Ptera would allow for a player to scout out and find a location which wasnt pillared... I could imagine trying to find a non-pillared section on Official would be a nightmare on foot.

    I think I may just allow the newbies on the server to fend for themselves a bit - and if they come back in time looking for a trade then I can just give them a tame for 100 CP :)

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  8. So... newbies. To help or not to help.

    There is a new girl on the server, always asking questions - always polite. 

    I have always helped new players, given them tames to give them a little lift and last night was no exception, a born 275 Ptera and a 150 Event Purple and Green Clone Wyv. 

    I left them to it whilst put out my Gigas I had no intention of raising (2x485s and 1 x535) as my delivery of 615MD hasnt arrived from a friend yet - thought I may as well raise them as back ups so I can say at least I did something with the 2x rates etc.

    Tribemate popped on, saw the messages from newbie and was like 'Ive given up helping newbies as it takes away their experience and they always lose whatever I give them within an hr anyway'.

    Low and behold, I see a message an hr later that they have lost their Ptera and Wyv... the question is, have I made their game a lot less enjoyable as they now believe they have lost something so important to them - but was it really that important?

    Maybe I shouldnt give them tames, but I always do... any thoughts?

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  9. I logged in, bred more Pteras and started raising my Bary line. It came out at 268 but I think there is another stat in there somewhere, just so many cryopods to go through and try and find my stats.

    Other than that, it was a quiet couple of days on ARK, nothing new to report... roll on Halloween for some new Ptera colours.

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  10. As it has been a while since I played actively, I decided to hunt around and see what I had been working on - breeding wise. 

    Sabers, Daedons and as usual my Pteras - so hatched and popped a few out.

    Im not looking for anything totally out there as I know I can get some from friends on the server at silly levels, other than Pteras as mine are one of the higher ones out there but my Saber came out at 259 with a high HP stat missing so that should be bred at 285 by the end of it, just trying to get a set of colours on it now too... could take me a few weeks.

    The Daedon came out at 265 but with a silly high HP stat still to go on it, so that should pop out 290 if my calculations are correct.

    Finally... finally... finally, I got a new (mut free) Stam stat from a friends random event catch for me. Its only a 517 but its better than my current clean 495 so I will trash all my old lines, get my clean line up and running again before getting my mut lines starting all over again with my new clean bird haha. For those who know me on this thread... my pteras have not had any new stats for a long long time :(

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  11. So one of our long time ARK friends got insided a few months back, lost over 100 imprinted high level dinos on Extinction and then cut his network cable refurbishing his house. Hes finally back after a month out and welcomed the opportunity to join my tribemate and I on Center60. This is great news as across the four main maps (Center, Ext, Abb and Valg) we now have more people to help keep things fed and fuelled. 

    This has given me a bit more energy to play so I hatched 43 Ptera eggs and no muts... however, we did create another 10 cryofridges so new tribemate could bring all his dinos and anything decent he had left over from Ext. 

    We have decided to start rebuilding our Cliff base (its been around for quite a while now but it could be more accessible so weve decided upon a big project to rebuild it with a newer look... Ill keep you posted.

    Other than that, I wont be looking for many new stats for anything as everything we have allows us to do everything, so its more of a case of tidying the base up, sorting through the many dinos/bp etc and having a more sleek experience.

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  12. I logged in, bred some Pteras, renamed a lot of them by their colours and getting ready to start podding literally hundreds of dinos. Im annoyed that they lose their folders when podded as I wont know which have stats I want but I guess Ill think of a way round it at a later date. 

    After trying to feed close to the limit of dinos weekly, I have spoken to my tribemate and we will take 2 hrs out of busy gaming lives to have a mass clear down so rather than spending hrs meat, berry and fish collecting, it will be a quick run and all done method.

    ARK is a grind to play even at the best of times, it is still a grind even when trying to take a break. Lots of fuel and element so our kibbles and dinos 'should' be ok :)

    Ive a few games I want to go back to and see where they got to, 7 days to die amongst others so I need to put ARK in a cryo freeze state.

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  13. On 9/8/2019 at 3:49 AM, d1nk said:

    Really like the renovations man :) Shame I couldn't come see it before. 


    It's been a real good run everyone. Over 3 years posting here, various timelines and servers and I must say, this life thread gave me the juice I needed to continue ARKing. That time has come to an end. Circumstances change in real life and there's no feasible time for my game time. Ill still be slumming around here so keep posting :)

    Special shout out to my tribemate @AngrySaltire for keeping it awesome. @Aushegun shame you never got an Xbox ;)@Anarki Thanks for getting this thread going and thanks to @Cymas for inspiring me all that time ago with his original stories. Been a good run! 

    Im glad I got back on here just in time to say goodbye @d1nk I cant believe you are stopping but I understand why. Its been great sharing stories and views but I hope your next venture can be as fun as we have had together. Don't be a stranger, and pop back once in a while to tell us how you are doing :)

    Finally resolved my ARK crashing issue... faulty RAM module, another 32gb on order :) Ill be back, not as regular as before as the break has shown me that there are other things I wanted to play but nothing despawned and I am yet to get my Pteras to where I want so Ill plod on with that.


    Hope everyone is good :)

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  14. Ill be honest, I have been slacking... just lost interest this last couple of weeks. 

    I have logged on to Center, bred for eggs, left some out incubating and forgot to pick them up. Ive nipped on to trade for some people to help them along and then run a few meat runs.

    Other than that... nothing. I need a fresh plan :(


  15. So not sure where I last left off, possibly with the Rex BP finds... (3 of them at once), well, 2 more popped last night, a 133 armour one and a 97 MC which is like a 3rd of the mats of our asc ones - it will be a good seller.

    I fed up Center when I logged on and finished off the 28k 960MD Rex and bred with all our females. Lay down a further 6 eggs to incubate and went off to Ext to help on a purple drop. Now that I have taken my main char (Center char which recently alpha ascended) over to Ext with a 97% Giga, these things are easy and the three of us in our tribe claimed an easy 7 wave purple drop. I would really like to see something new drop, maybe more asc haz mat bps but I guess patience is the key.

    For once the game didnt crash - running in 4k can sometimes be a little sketchy on Ext but it seemed fine last night, have had it in the past where my body is just lying on the floor with 3 Gigas taking on the waves of corrupted and when I get to log back in its... run run run, where is my Giga!

    My plan now that I have my Max level Reaper, Fire Wyv, Posion Wyv is to get a Lightning and Ice as I only have 185s. Yes, I know that stats matter, but I want 190s ?

    I have made a bucket list which is to have all dino types in our base breed out above level 300. At first it seemed really daunting but now that I have started working through it my current list stands at.

    Above 300 when born/hatched:

    Rex, Yuty, Theri, Ptera, Argy, Anky, Doed, Bear, Thyla, Quetz, Raptor, Spino

    Above 265 and currently improving stats:

    Allo (295), Daeodon (271), Glow Tail (265), Featherlight (293), Mammoth (289) Beaver (282), Tappys (272), Snow Owl (293), Mags (272) Giga (265), Hyena (265) Mesis (265)

    So out of the main Dinos that we use, Im 50% there and the others are coming along nice. We havent worked on the breeding of water dinos too much yet but we have just built a massive water pen with its own swimming pool so that is ready to go now. I will keep you updated on any good progress - The Allo is so close to being over 300 and with one stat left to get I think it will leave me at 299 and then I just need a little mute just to pop it over :)

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  16. I logged on, traded an old 241 Quetz with 6k weight for 5k ingot and then popped to get a 960MD Rex egg with 27k HP

    I flew around a bit, socialised, mocked my allies and then went on my way. Oh, and got some more eggs for hatching this weekend ;)

    It was a short visit to the ARK last night but it was worth it for the few things :)

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  17. Last night I was going to have a night off, but I was persuaded by tribemates to log in and do some purple drops to see if we could ever get the ellusive replacement Rex BP that we lost during a server transfer.

    We had been trying for 3 months with no luck and then 3 in 3 OSDs. 93, 109 and 113 and with our crafter maxxed out, that will be more than enough. 

    Guess, I no longer need to worry about that now then :)

    Other than that, imprinted on my 1104 weight Argy and that was that.

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  18. I did a lot this weekend, possibly the most productive for the last 6 months. I finished my 277 100% imp Yuty only to be given an egg between 303 and 313 haha - i hate raising Yutys. I also got another Daeodon baby out and came out at 259 (only started a few weeks back so progressing really well). I then realised I'm missing a big Melee stat, and Stam stat so should be breeding out close to 280 in the next week or so.

    I had no further progress on my Pteras - so many eggs now and nothing new to show for it. oh well, Ill keep on trying.

    Then I had some good news... out of the blue, Alpha Tek cave run - starting in 15 mins. (It was midnight so I was debating whether to go or not... damn it, lets do it!) 

    So quickly grabbed some Asc Flak, an Asc Shotgun and Ammo, a few canteens and some Prime Jerky, podded a pair of my 100% imp high level Rexes (30k hp and 1700 MD) and went off to Island. Met up with everyone at the lava entrance in the volcano and 19 of us proceeded to work our way through the caverns. Giga after Giga and we make it through to the first 'bubble'. Upon entering, I lost 90% of my HP and had a broken bone icon - quickly ate some jerky and nothing... jerky is not good for replenishing HP - I had rushed my preparation, but luckily 2 friends dropped me some burgers and medical brew. 

    Entered the final cavern, 5 of my tribemates (across server tribes) were all around me and we worked as a unit jumping on each boss and then working on adds as and when we could... it was going rally smooth and then I got kncoked off my Rex and were separated for what seemed like an hr (possibly 45 seconds) running in and out of adds until someone pointed out a standalone Rex on the other side. Managed to jump on just in time before a defender clobbed me from behind.

    We were just getting the last boss down when some tribemates were knocked from their Rexes and a tribemate made a few shots with his shotgun to finish off the boss as it was nearly dead... a slight lag and another tribemate walked in front of the shotgun... 4 of the 5 tribemates ascended from the ARK on Alpha... one died valiantly and sacrificed himself for the greater good.

    1900hrs in and I have ascended off the ARK at Alpha. Thanks WC


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  19. I think I am beginning to see a pattern with my tribemates.

    After being told mey baby Doeds had died earlier in the week and then logging in to see them alive and well, I had another experience last night.

    I logged in to find a strange looking green device attached to the wall right by my body. I had a peek and it was a narcotic trap and I backed off rather hastily... poof a cloud of green vapour. Luckily it  didnt get me, I think for once server lag, actually helped.

    I continued my evening doing the usual, getting eggs, maturing my Wyv and Yuty, but it got me thinking... I need some payback.

    Come on daily thread visitors, give me some ideas. I have in the past handcuffed them to the beds, but that means I have to be on to let them out, so I need something that frustrates them but is only temporary :)

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  20. I messaged a tribemate on Steam whilst at work to see if our new 310 Doeds had made it through the night... they didnt.

    It kind of put in a 'cant be bothered' mode and as such wasnt going to log in for a day or so, and then go back and finish off a few raises. 

    I cracked, logged in just to get some metal and when I logged in, there they were, my two little Doeds just eating away at the troughs - tribemembers!! Who needs them eh?!!

    It was a nice surprise but I did tell my tribemate, that he nearly played solo for a few days haha

    I did get some metal, repaired some armours and bred for some eggs. I think tonight will be a revenge plot... maybe make a new cryofridge and move all the dinos out to a new cryofridge elsewhere in the base and say that something spawned in the raising barn and destroyed the cryofridge including his new 505MD Giga baby... is that too mean?!!

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