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Posts posted by Anarki

  1. 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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  2. 16 hours ago, mattj said:

    Can you imagine being some poor schmuck who manages to find the 3 artifacts needed for a boss and warps in blind with no info just to get decimated?


    terrible inexcusable lazy game design

    Totally/mostly/kind of disagree; its a sandbox MMO type game.

    Do Blizzard tell you how to beat its bosses in World of Warcraft? No. Does any gamemaker give you spefic directions in how to beat it? (well, some do sell walkthroughs like Final Fantasy games) but still, not really.

    I like the fact that people have had to work out you cant take Gigas into boss arenas, or that when using the artifacts you get teleported into a boss arena... and if you arent prepared you will more than likely die. 

    ARK was also EA, so its evolved as time has gone on, it wasnt a complete idea like a AAA game so there is no real expectation made by WC in that they will tell you how to defeat its guardians, they want players to go out and explore.

    There is a Wiki and each dossier gives you a little info but for the main, its go out there and explore - oh, and communicate with others ;)

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  3. 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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  4. 9 hours ago, Sphere said:

    Typically people only care about results, not how to get there. Just because you cannot see something, does not mean it is not happening.

    Communication is key. Yes, players cant see something is happening and yes I agree, it does not mean that nothing is happening but gamers are not psychic, they can't see things that they do not know is there.

    A simple communication saying that WC are aware of the issue and are investigating would go someway to setting expectations. 

    Granted, even then players will still complain, but at least they cant say they havent been updated.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Ok, here is some help as I think people aren't being overly helpful.

    What bosses are you thinking of? Dont take those to the Island, you will get wrecked. 

    Those Rexes will do Omega easily on Center, and possibly Beta. 15 Rexes and a Yuty would be fine for the Center. 

    You say they are popping out at 19k HP and 700 MD - is that base, or is that once you have put levels in? I would take your HP to 25k-30k and the rest melee. Dont put anything in Stam as an unridden Rex wont use any Stam - but make sure you have some Stam on the Dino you are using.

    Saddles are important but dont go by Acs/MC etc, go by the armour value. Just because its Asc doesn't mean it is great. 124 armour level is the max rating so get as close to that as possible. Some people out there use crafting characters to get JM saddle BPs over 100 armour and they work fine.

    As long as your saddles are above 50 minimum, you will be fine for Omega and I would look at slightly better armour for Beta.

    I hope that helps somewhat further.

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  8. 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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  9. 2 hours ago, ErjiaOVO said:

    My point is about bypassing the 500 dino limit per tribe

    You are essentially using two tribes - it is allowed. 

    Personally just use cryopods as then you dont have to log in with each character to refresh tames or use them for breeding etc etc

    People do it, but its a waste of time in my opinion.

    Yes, you can house another 500 dinos with your solution, but you cant use them effectively. Its a waste of space, and a waste of management.

  10. 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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  11. 8 hours ago, calebstrickland said:

    soooooo basically if i want to get tek transmitter i have to risk losing all my progress? just because WC cant fix there bugs?

    Not really, just go and complete a boss on all your characters. I have a character for each map so I dont risk the loss of character through server transfer. I have just amde sure that I have completed a boss run on each char :)

  12. 4 hours ago, MrTarts said:

    They don't. The Dragon's breath is hard-coded and ignore the herbivore resistance. But since they can heal themselves with cakes they are still a good choice.                                                                            So then my follow up question would be that should I use tek rex's instead. I have one that has mutated damage at 396? 


    Im also sorry for the formating on this, Im still getting used to it.

    Definitely not. Rexes cannot heal themselves during the fight and will be a worse offering than the Theriz. 

    To do Alpha, either trade from some stronger Theri stats, or make sure you get a High HP Theri to kite the golems away as Invincible stated.

  13. I thought I was getting close to having a few weeks off of raising dinos but I was delivered a 1150 weight argy egg that I now need to raise and start egging for friends. Then a 310 Doed, then a 260 Owl... it started slow but by the middle of Saturday I had my Yuty (88%) 3 Wyvs (80%) 2 Rexes, 2 Snow Owls, 2 Doeds, 1 Magmnr, 2 Theris, 2 Gigas, 1 Argy, 2 Pteras and a pig all maturing in the breeding barn. It was a bit hectic as I also got my 225 reaper baby maturing on Ab (its about 7% now) but podded it as it was just too much going on, and Ive a pair of 310 Spino babies, 4 Rock drakes to raise alongside the reaper. 

    I ran some purple drops on Ext looking for the replacement Rex BP we lost during a server transfer, we got some lovely saddles inlcuding a 108 arm asc rex saddle - but it wasnt the BP. I'd happily trade for one but it takes so much effort to transfer stuff so I think Ill just grind more purples. 

    It was fun, we took a guy on his first Ext run on his imprinted Giga and at one stage he was trying to tank 4 enraged Rexes and saw his HP go from 35k to 12k in a few short moments - his voice on Discord was truly brilliant. The other 3 of us jumped in and let him pump meat behind. Then one of the guys dc'd and we had to protect his body and Giga so effectively 2 of us were completing the 6th wave when his Giga enraged and ate him. For a short while it was me (luckily I moved my Ext char off and brought my main Center char over with a 97% imp Giga) and I managed to get control until new guy came back into the fray and my trusty tribeleader logged back in. 

    It was a fun adventure and it nearly went all wrong - but isnt that why we love ARK?

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  14. I would love to see a community boss where it would be on the map attacking everything it sees (not player made buildings though), making all players get together to get it down. It could respawn every 6 hrs after it has been killed. 

    Would be great to make a community work together for once. like 50 players on a server all start taking it down.

  15. Are you playing SP or MP? 

    If MP, then ask on your server to trade for an egg as Ankys are now regularly seen with over 400MD. The eggs should be quite cheap too as  they have been around for a while. If you are intent on your own line, I think you can easily get a 300 MD Anky from the wild in a few tames.

    Good luck.

  16. Last night was quite funny actually. So I went on Center as usual and got my babies out to mature. 

    On our discord channel, some new allies were discussing egg collecting on their Rag server and were struggling a little with their big cumbersome Wyverns. I decided this is the perfect time to use a few of my gazillion Pteras that I have sitting in a few cryofridges. I took over a 310 and 292 born unlevelled Pteras and then took over my rag character from another Rag server.

    I didnt know I could join their tribe which was on that server as well (My rag char is now in two tribes - confusing). 

    Anyway, I put all 46 unspent levels into Stam which took it to 1800 and then started running the scar solo, bringing out 4-5 wyverns at a time to the turrets they had sitting in view. 

    Comment 1: That things rapid

    Comment 2: How are you not dead

    Comment 3: Is it safe in their now

    I love the fact that people have forgotten how good Pteras actually are (when bred right anyway), and how much easier it is to land on a nest in a cleft, grab and egg and get out super quick. One of the new allies, lost their Griffin and the other used his Lightning Wyv to good effect to tank a few hits. I just did my own thing kiting everything out from beneath and above and from anywhere I could see them so new allies could grab some eggs :)

    I felt pretty good last night :)

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  17. 19 hours ago, Aikar said:

    I have work today! So I ended up intentionally popping a Dimetrodon since it aged close to the argy's, and woke up every 1.5 hours last night to feed and imprint the babies. Rex finally hit Juv at 6am~.

    Why did you not just cryopod the babies and imprint at your leisure? Sounds like a painful night, hope you catch up on some sleep :)

  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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