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  1. PS4 - Unofficial Cluster - PvE So today on my cluster's discord, the admins and owner talked up doing total map wipes, to try an improve performance, and to get rid of abandoned structures. I literally have been on this cluster from day. (started in August 2019) and thus have my bases on each map in pretty much my first choice location. So not only will I have to rebuild the bases, but I have to hope that someone doesn't beat me to it after the map wipes. They said that they will provide a temp server for people to transfer their tames and resources to, before the wipe. But I literally have 500 plus dinos that are cryopoded spread out between the 6 maps. Character transfers are disabled on this cluster, so that means using the OBs and transmitters to upload and download hundred of cryos, plus probably 20-25 vaults of loot, armor, resources, etc.) It will take me a week straight to do this, and I am NOT looking forward to it. I understand why they want/need to do it, and the performance on maps like Rag and Val has been getting worse. But I already have been struggling the last 2 months to be excited playing ARK. and with Genesis such a horrible flop, I'm not sure if I have the willpower to rebuild. But I might just at least build a small warehouse on one map to store everything, and then I will only need to pop in and refresh every week for a minute, until I have to desire to rebuild.
  2. People make mistakes, especially people new to the game. You can still be helpful to the tribe by working hard at what you do know. Gather resources or craft up needed things, like sparkpowder or narcotics, etc. Show your tribemates that you aren't lazy and a noob, just a noob that is willing to learn and work hard. Most will forgive you, and should take the time to help you learn more things. As far as losing dinos. I would strongly suggest working towards trading with someone to get yourself some of your "own" dinos. Then you don't need to put your tribemates dinos at risk anymore.
  3. I have sadly TOO MANY dinos with names like "Dam TBird, Dam Scorp, Dam Allo, Dam Raptor, etc.)
  4. You should look into unofficial servers. smaller player count a lot of times, and restrictions on base size and tames limits so the lag usually is much less.
  5. I'm sorry, but you are not. I AM THE WORST Bloodstalker rider of all time! In fact my Bloodstalkers just sit at my base, because I don't even find them enjoyable to use.
  6. PS4 - UNofficial Cluster Well Genesis is as I had feared, a big disappointment, and so buggy and laggy that I don't even enjoy playing on it, and can't do most of the missions as the lag is too bad. Especially in the Ocean biome which is just terrible. Plus the invisible attackers on the Lunar biome have ruined that biome, so no one goes to it, plus the Bog biome is just dark, boring and annoying, so no one goes there either. Basically Artic and Volcano are the only playable biomes on our cluster. My cluster only allows one base per tribe on Genesis, so bases aren't the reason for the lag. So I just log in, refresh timers and log off again. They are running Easter event (with egg laying turned WAAAAY down) on the Abberration server, so I've started trying for event Reaper babies. No luck thus far, and with the Reaper tail Swipe being disabled, it makes it harder to kite Queens into my trap. Besides that, after 1700 hours of ARK last year, I've really been in a rut this spring. Genesis has Not re-ignited my ARK passion, so basically just logging into to each base/map once a week and refreshing timers. I have even been cryopoding most of my dinos so reduce chance of them decaying. WIth Battlefield V and BF 1 such boring games, I'vce been back playing a ton of Battlefield 4, but it is getting harder to find a good server, as the game is now 7 years old. Fortnite, COD and those type of games don't interest me, as I've noticed since I'm nearly 50, my reflexes are just a touch slower over the last year, and I just cannot compete anymore with teenagers on the "whoever fires fastest, wins" games. At least BF4 allows players who are a tad slower to do other things to help the team win. In fact, last weekend I finished First overall, and only had 5 kills and 6 deaths. BUt I got all my points by playing the objectives and helping out teammates. Oh well. Hope all you long time regulars here on this thread are doing well.
  7. PS4 - Boosted Cluster Download New update all night. Log in this morning, spawn in the "easy" bog zone. Die repeatedly for 30 minutes., Log out. Turn off PS4. Thanks for nothing Genesis.
  8. PS4 - Unofficial Cluster Well I have been busy with work, so I haven't been posting much here, but I have continued playing ARK. On my main unofficial cluster, I went on a Giga spree, and have tamed 4 gigas in the last 3 days. A max level female, a near max level male (that I hit with an extra dart by accident) a decent level female, and then last night I tame a crap level but event colored female. Last weekend was my first times ever taking on the bosses on the Valguerro map, and my combination of Rexs, Tek Rexs and Reapers managed to handle the Gamma bosses multiple times, as well as once versus the Beta bosses. I don't think the Reapers will survive against the Alpha bosses, as they got pretty beat up against the Beta. But I have sooooo many reapers, as I am constantly trying to get event colored ones, and I just keep about any decent level baby, and turn them into a Boss Army. Sure without saddles, they take more damage, but they do get the Yuty buff, and so it has been worth it thus far. Last week for a while my cluster was down because of the WC update, so I started playing on another boosted cluster. Everything is super boosted, but the food spoil rate is very high, so you need to do food runs alot, and TEK armor/gear is NOT unlocked, so I will need to do the boss battles to unlock. Also, the dino levels and points are super high, which also means wild dinos can hit HARD! Oh yeah, all stone buildings engrams are disabled, so I have to use either metal or wood gates for taming traps, and the pick up time is only 20 seconds, so I try to use wood whenever I can, but it cost me a max level (750) male owl, as he managed to break the gate, and escape after I got like 20 tranq darts into him. I also got attacked by a level 600+ event Mana, and it just shredded my ASC armor (I found an abandoned base, and got some great loot) I had to travel to Ragnarok to make cryopods, and on my way back to Extinction, my Owl that I uploaded disappeared, so that sucks, but I managed to tame a few more. Not sure how long I will play on this alternate cluster, as I was really only doing it to pass the time while my main one was offline. BUt it has been fun to be back on Extinction, as my current cluster only has Rag, Val, Island and Abberation. Its a new cluster so perhaps eventually it will add Extinction, but with OWls, manas and gachas spawning on the Rag or Val maps, there is not a huge demand for it yet.
  9. Sounds like you have officially met the TROODONS!
  10. I'm confused, I always used rexs for my bosses in SP. When did this change?
  11. I have done that many, many times over the years. Either for an in-game stamina break. or a real life food/bathroom break. Just land on the roof and take care of what needs to be done. I've even had it happen to me. At first I find the person, and try to interact with them, then when they just sit there, I realize what they are doing and go back to what I was doing. Normally they take off within 5 minutes, and everything is back to normal.
  12. PS4 - Unofficial Cluster Been trying for Christmas colored Reapers on ABB. Got a moldy moss colored one, but nothing red or bright green yet. Haven't been able to play since yesterday morning, as the patch sent yesterday has killed the cluster servers, and as of an hour ago no one is able to login to the cluster.
  13. PS4 - Unofficial Cluster I haven't posted a couple weeks, as this time of year is normally the busiest for me IRL, as I spend my vacation time to pursue outdoor activities. Add in that work has gotten crazy due to handling all the stuff needed to get done before my office location closes at the end of the year, and I don't have much time for ARK. Which is probably a good thing, as I am in that burnout stage again. Coincidentally so are my buddies California, INdiana and Texas. For the past few weeks we have just been logging in enough to refresh dinos/structure timers, and update the flag colors on our bases. I'm not overly worried, as I have hit these burnout periods before, and they usually pass after a 30-60 day rest away from the ARK. I've actually been talking to California about squading up and playing some BF4. Maybe even some RDR2 which I completed the single player campaign, but haven't really explored the online portion, and that might be fun to play with a friend. I wish ARK had the building capabilities as what 7D2D seems to have. (I have only watched the NEEBS GAMING videos of it) Looking forward to the new year, and seeing what the new season pass bring to the game. A little over a week away from American Thanksgiving, so enjoy your gobble gobble day everyone!
  14. They will easily fit in regular dino gate frames. I fill in the actual gates for three of the side, then leave the final reinforced gate in my hotbar, and kite the Yuty into the trap.as soon as he enters, I hotbar the final gatedoor into place. I leave enough space between the 4 corners of the gateframes, so that I can slip out safely.
  15. I believe you can craft cryopods in drops and Oblisks. (I'm not 100% sure, as I just make them in my Replicator) But if you are planning on walking your newly tamed Yuty out, you might consider bringing a saddle with you for it, so that you can give it some added protection. And remember, newly tamed dinos, often need time to heal up when you level them up, so it might not be as BA as you think, if its health is still low. It might be better to just try and run away from most bad guys, until you get it back to your base.
  16. One thing to be aware of, is that Ptera and Argies will freak out and fly away if too close to a roaring Yuty. So the way I tame them, is find one I like, then I build a 4 dino gate pen. Then I cryopod my flyer. Then I kite the yuty into the trap and tame them up. Sorry to hear about your lost flyers.
  17. I would suggest focusing on taming Yutys, so you can make the Extraordinary kibble. This kibble will work for taming any creature and for any imprint asking for kibble.
  18. PS4 - Unofficial cluster I ended up getting to play a lot less than I had anticipated this weekend. Valguerro: continued my addition to the base, and managed to tame another event owl and event mana. I harvested a bunch more bone dinos and was able to craft up a couple of the headless and hockey mask skins. I sure wish I could use skins on the tek helmet. sucks that it only works on other helmets. I hatched and raised a couple of Abberrant spinos that I had transferred the eggs from Abberation, and also raised up another boss tek rex for the boss battles. I then spent some time harvesting drops and resources, including raw metal for the forge. I found a dead spot in my food trough coverage, so I made up and implemented a couple more of those too. (sure wish we could see the trough range like we can with tek generator) I also raised up a couple of Reaper babies I had transferred from Abberation. ABBERRATION: Spent some time looking for event shinehorns, featherlights and other dinos. During my search, I came across a handful of dinos, and their timers said 1.5 minutes until claimable. The tribe name was the same guy I had helped out 2 weeks ago, so it appears that he has already given up on Abberration. I cryo'd the dinos and put them aside, if he shows back up I will give them back to him. He had nothing of my interest, except a couple event colored Drakes, one of which was a good level. I also got Reaper impregnated twice, but since the event colors are very close to the regular vanilla reaper colors, I gave up, as I kept getting vanilla looking babies. RAGNAROK: I spent some time re-arranging dinos around my base as I am getting a bit crowded with everyone parked right next to the base. My base location is in upper hidana, so I'm in a spot small enough where I can spread out more, as no one can build on the same butte as me, unless an ally. I then decided to go looking for event Griffins to tame. So I grabbed some cryopods from the cryofridge and some kibble and headed out. Instead of griffins, I soon tamed up 2 good level event Gachas, and one was a black pearl producer and the other had Poly, Crystal and Silica Pearls. I needed all of these things for my Valguerro base, and they were a M-F pair so this was PERFECT. I cryopoded the gachas, and went back looking for griffins. As I was flying around, I hear the "armor breaking" noise and I see a message that says empty cryopod dead. I look in my inventory, and all of the cryopods on my body were dead, INCLUDING the two that held the newly tamed Gachas. I am confused as to DILO happened, since those pods came from a cryofridge, as I always store my pods in a cryofridge when offline. Needless to say, I was a bit cranky after this, and I then returned to base, only to notice that my two event zombie wyverns that I had tamed after killing a dodowyvern were totally bloody and near death. I checked their inventory, and they had meat, kibble and berries (which I had put in days earlier, as I wasn't sure what a zombie wyvern ate) I then checked the tek trough they were parked next to, and that was full with all variations of meat, berries and kibble. I have no idea what is going on, as all the rest of my dinos were full food levels. So I cryo'd those wyverns until I learn what to feed them. Then around 7pm last night the cluster owner mentioned on Discord, that they had added The Island map, so people could do the tek cave as experience the halloween event correctly. So I uploaded a couple flyers and the materials for a starter base and headed over. I found a spot close (but not too close) to Red OB, and set up a tiny starter base on the tiny island underneath the water fall. I spent some time getting that set up, then hit drops for about an hour while also looking for the dodorex, as the moon was up. No one ever saw the dodorex, but the meteors flying thru the sky were certainly interesting. I tamed up a secruity system tek parasaur and installed him at the base. Then it was time to watch my Green Bay Packers win in an exciting football game. I don't plan on spending a ton of time on The Island, so I intentional built a very small base. I will however transfer some boss dinos over to do the bosses at some point.
  19. I always use the timer alarm on my cell phone when breeding or imprinting dinos. Depending on how long of a wait I have, I will either set the alarm for a few minutes early (if away from base) or just 30 seconds (if working in base). Otherwise, I can get distracted and forget about the breeding or imprinting
  20. PS4 - Unofficial Cluster Spent most of my Friday night on Valguerro, I expanded my base there, by building vertically, adding room for a 2nd level if wanted, and a roof. I parked my Reapers and Wyverns on the roof. While I was building this, I also raised up a couple of event colored frost wyverns from the Valentines event. (I have so many dino babies sitting in cryopods, ugh!) I also built a hatchery and gathered resources to craft 22 AC units, which should allow me to hatch Drake eggs in it. I'm one of those players who rarely ever throws out resources, instead, whenever I return to base, I load any chitin, stone, flint, crystal, oil, etc into my storage or replicator. It sure helps down the road, when I need to craft bigger ticket items, as I normally have most everything I need. of course being on a boosted cluster doesn't hurt either. I then set up a cooking station so I could create all the dye I needed, and eventually painted the base and hatchery black. I then spent too much time trying to find scarecrows. I found plenty of pumpkins and gravestones, but the scarecrows seem to be very rare. I did also manage to kill 4 bone Brontos, 2 bone stegos and 2 bone trikes. no luck finding a bone, raptor, rex, carno or Giga, though someone in chat said they had just killed a bone giga. but even with killing nearly 10 bone dinos, I still only had about 55 bones! yikes, it will take forever to craft these emotes and skins.
  21. 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.
  22. I don't know if I've come across a true newbie in the last year. I usually get people who are just new to the server. Since I play on a boosted cluster, there really isn't a need to give them anything, even though the admins give people a starter dino. If i see a person join the server for the first time, and instantly ask for a starter, then I never help them, because it is obvious they are super lazy. If I see some one join, and ask "What would it cost to buy X dino from someone" then I know they are at least willing to work a bit, and I may help them. If I was playing official rates, I would probably help a bit more, but since this is boosted, I really don't feel the need. When I started the server, I had a ptera within 15 minutes, and a Griffin within an hour, Within 2 hours, I had a small base to house both flyers, and the basic essentials. 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?
  23. PS4 - Unofficial cluster Since my cluster is only Rag/Val/Abb currently, the admins held an event on Rag in the desert last night. They spawned DodoRexs and Dodowyverns for us to fight. Then they even added some boss dinos, like the Ice Titan, Boss Gorilla and Brood Mother. Almost everyone brought their best Lightening Wyvern, but some kid showed up on a Carno! He actually got right into the fight each time! It was a lot of fun, and for the one of us who survived, we got a max level dino of our choosing. So I got a female Giga! (my buddy Texas got a male giga, so I've already got an egg to hatch and imprint.
  24. Got home, saw I had a 7 hour download time for the Fear Evolved patch, so I watched re-runs of Ghost Whisperer & House, and then went to bed early. This morning right before I left for work, I opened up ARK, saw the download was finished and opened ARK. Walked outside my base, saw a pumpkin patch, picked it up, then went back into base and logged off. Hopefully can play tonight. But since my cluster only has RAG, VAL, and ABB, I'm not expecting much since it sounds like the dodorex and wyvern won't spawn on these maps.
  25. So I play on a boosted cluster, last night I with my 753 damage longneck, I used over 275 shocking darts and 300 tranq darts on a high level giga, and it still wouldn't go down, plus another guy shot it like 100 times with tranq darts. It kept glitching straight up steep cliffsides. It was part Thyla I swear! Plus it kept joining up with 4 regular and 1 alpha rex, a alpha carno and 2 alpha raptors. Frustrated, I just killed it with my max level imprinted wyvern. I've tamed enough gigas before, including on default single player settings, and on similar boosted clusters, and never run across such a thing. Thing was the Thanos of gigas. lol Besides that I tamed some near max level owls, and prepared one of my bases in anticipation of the Halloween event.
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