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  1. The bosses are fought at obelisks except for a few. They are not roaming around, you will need to summon them. Most are summoned by gathering artifacts which are usually found in caves, except the last boss which is done by defeating all the other bosses. Honestly just start playing on the island and spend plenty of time exploring and reading the notes, the rest will fall into place. Rushing to the bosses is not exactly story mode. Also his order is not correct, scorched is a part of the story as well and takes place right before aberration. If you skip that map you will miss a gap in the storyline.
  2. You skipped scorched earth and spoiled the boss on abbertion*, please edit your post before they see it! edit: Changed extinction to abberation
  3. I would say that there is more lore than story. Throughout the maps you will find hidden explorer chests. These give your character a small bit of experience but also contain lore about the dinos and story. Some of the notes are simply information about dinosaurs but other notes you find will be pages from journals of the survivors before you. By collecting these notes you will learn their story before you, as well as answers to things that don't make sense, such as why the maps have barriers that prevent you from escaping. The maps go in order of release date so to play them in order play: -The island, Scorched, Abberation, Extinction and then Genesis. There is a lot of cool lore that you can link to locations in the game, but remember to go into your settings and turn on subtitles, because much of the explorer notes are written in different languages.
  4. Small tribes PvP isn't designed for casual small tribes. It's played by people who have all day to play but may lack a larger tribe. Because of this if you and your friend stay on small tribe servers you're going to have a very hard time building up. If you want to stay as a duo with your friend but still get into breeding and PvP you should consider switching to a regular PvP server. I can offer you way more advice to build up on servers like those, but back to small tribes. You're not going to be able to out farm your opponents, so grinding for turrets and defences is pointless. Instead you need to grind for weapons and explosives. Limit your tames to petras, argys, frogs and ankys for now. Anything else will only slow you down in your objective. Your goal is to hit your enemies on the server fast and hard. Loot the ruins for leftover charcoal. Make gunpowder with it so you don't need to give away your position with fires. Leave everything uploaded at night unless you can get back online in time to retrieve it. After you get full flak, c4 and an argy you are ready to go on the offensive. Start on smaller bases, but don't be afraid of a few turrets. Generally everything in the base has value to you. Craft parachutes, bolas and saddles with the general resources. Craft ammo, weapons and explosives with the other resources. Lastly take any remaining low weight resources with you like gunpowder, thatch, fiber etc... You and your friend can start building hidden 1x2 bases with a smithy and some storage and a bed. don't store any gear here, only the things like hide, thatch, fiver and so on. These will be fallback points to quickly repair gear and temporarily hide stolen loot. Eventually you will come across cyropoded dinos, these are absolutely vital to your growth so take all of them. Continue this course of endless raiding on the server and every opportunity you get upload more gear. At some point you have too much loot and uploaded dinos to continue managing them through the upload terminal. When this happens its time to settle down. Find a good server and quickly put up a metal base with your friend. You can start grinding materials and such at this point, but as a small tribes server and with only one other person you will never truly be able to rest. You will always need to have some raiding gear and dinos uploaded, so that if someone attacks, you can immediately retaliate. In this game mode its not about defending off your attackers, but attacking them 5 times harder. Someday you will have enough respect from the others on the server and they will leave you and your friend alone, but you will always be looking over your shoulder at the enemies you've made and future challengers. Its a very fast paced and stressful life on small tribes.
  5. Here's a full rundown of what you need to know to create strong bloodlines. Getting Solid Foundation: All wild dinos have their own set of stats. Knock out a few dinos that are around the same level and you will see that some have higher health, while others have higher food etc... Start your bloodlines by deciding what you want your dinosaurs to be good in. Whether its health, melee, or speed. Maybe a combination of those. Start knocking out wild dinosaurs and keep the ones with the best stats. Also keep the ones with the worst stats in things you don't care about, like the food or oxygen stat. Now when you tame these dinos they get a stat boost, but these stats are random, but these stats also go directly into their offspring, so you will need to tame a lot of them to get the stats you want. After you get a few high level tames, not counting the levels that you put into them, then you want to breed them together and the babies will have a chance of inheriting the highest stats of the parents. You may need to breed a brother and sister together in order to combine the high stats into one dinosaur. After you get that one dinosaur that has all of the good stats inherited into it, breed it with the dino that has bad food, or whatever else you don't want. This will produce an offspring that has high stats in only the areas you care about. Get a few more offspring that are like this, ideally you want many females. Mutations: Once you have multiple females don't level them up, the extra levels don't apply to the offspring and the unaltered stats will allow you to compare them with future offspring. Occasionally you will have a mutated baby, which gains a random stat boost and color change. This genetic altercation will carry on to future generations, so save them and breed it back to the females. All of the offspring should come out with that one mutation as well. The next generation of offspring will have a chance of mutating a second time, retaining the first mutation as well. This process can be done up to 20 times, which means that you can have a powerfull all rounded dinosaur with mutations in different stats or you can specialize in breeding dinosaurs that are super strong in one specific stat. Other Random Info: Mutations take a very long time to stack in the right stats, so I suggest you focus on creating a solid bloodline first and never assume that your mutated bloodline is maxed out. There will always be a wild level 150 dino out there that may have one super insane stat and if you end up finding it you will need to start from the ground up, to fully incorporate the new genetics into your bloodlines. Have fun with breeding and experiment, getting stable base stats for a foundation for breeding can be done in a week if your lucky. Getting a powerful mutated bloodline will take years.
  6. Not being able to grapple while on a mount isn't news to me, I simply got messed up and I will own that I was misinformed there. But you need to admit there still isn't enough science being done here. My original idea wasn't to grapple while on a mount but rather grapple your own person to something heavy. Then sit back and peg their bloodstalker with a compound bow. If your grappled to say a mega or theri and they still pull you in then your dps machine will also get pulled and start hitting the bloodstalker too correct?. Combine that with a shoulder mount like a dimorph which targets the rider. I'm not saying that this method will work and I'm not saying the bloodstalker doesn't need a nerf, but in the meantime I am trying to actively figure out some tactics to fight it. All I've seen you do so far complain about how op it is and tell people that they are wrong.
  7. So sick of people just stating that something doesn't work before actually trying it.
  8. So you are telling me that if I'm on a mount and I switch to my crossbow and grapple something, that the bloodstalker will pull us in? Or are you saying that it will pull me first? which it cant because I'm grappled. So will it pull the dino? but wait I'm riding it. I'm not asking rhetorical questions here. tell me exactly what happens rather than say "it won't work" because I think you're wrong.
  9. Flooded Forums New content is out, my character is ddosed, dinos are broken, bloodstalker is op, servers are missing and we are all going to die.
  10. You pull out your crossbow with grapples and shoot something with it.
  11. Has anyone tried grappling on to their tame or base to counter its pull? Maybe if you can grabble on to something heavy enough they will accidently pull themselves into your own turrets. Lets start to science this and find some hard counters rather than helplessly praying to the Ark gods.
  12. I would improve wild dino ai. I want to large migrating herds. I want to feel like a Rex or giga could wander to my base any minute. I want dinos to feel less like they spawned somewhere and feel more like they moved to that area.
  13. @Cowgirl I just reread what I wrote and it sounds a little bit disrespectful. Just wanted to clarify that I didn't want to imply that you didn't have anything going on in your own life. I just feel like unexpected life circumstances are exactly that and we can't cater to every single person, me being one of them, who was forced to move to primarily single player due to unforeseeable circumstances. You have my complete respect and I don't want to presume that I know anything about you or your circumstances.
  14. If someone ends up in the hospital unexpectedly they aren't wondering "what about my ark dinos" they are wondering "what about my job?, or what about my school? maybe even what about my family? My house burned down about two years ago. The last thing I thought about was Ark. I didn't even think about gaming until maybe 3 months after that, once I had you know a house and all that other poop again. You say that you haven't gone offline for more than week since this game was practically released. Most of us don't have that luxury and when we have to disappear for that length of time we just accept the consequences that come with it. If you are an established player with a tribe they will keep things going while you are gone. If you are a solo player then you were either hit by an unexpected life circumstance, in which case Ark is the last thing on your mind, or you planned very poorly based on your work load by not joining an unofficial server. Trust me I understand the frustration. For the last year ive been trying to play with my tribe with an internet speed that averages 30 kbps, off of a mobile hotspot, because I cannot get any internet up to this new house, that I was forced to move to, due to a massive fire. Sometimes the unexpected happens, I'm sorry that Ark cant cater to the fact that "life is UNPREDICTABLE and sometimes people have to go places". Nobody can cater to everyone.
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