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  1. Practically anywhere except the redwoods, the snow and the swamp. I'd suggest either the mountains northwest of Aberration Cave entrance, forest north of Green Obe near the water or the area around the lake south of Green Obe. Also spawn in the flat plains at the Chalk Cliffs. Make sure you build a trap, 4 stone dino gates and a large bear trap will be sufficient, place 3 gates in a square with one side missing, leave a bit of space between them in the corners or it will be too small, and set the large bear trap in the middle, have the Rex chase you into it and it will be immobilized a few seconds, place 4th gate in the gap behind the Rex and it's now trapped. Not necessarily the most resource-efficient trap and in order to reuse it you need to craft another stone dino gate and large bear trap (you need to demo 1 side to get your newly tamed Rex out), but its really easy to setup pretty much anywhere as long as there is a reasonably flat spot to build.
  2. Having a similar issue in Singleplayer. There are a handful of creatures on the hill near the entrance of the Aberration cave but once I get far enough in there's just practically nothing
  3. I've noticed something similar. When I throw the bola it just instantly vanishes with the particle effect and sound as if it had impacted terrain and is conpletely useless. Makes taming Ravagers or Aberrant Raptors a fair bit harder
  4. It looks like it would walk in a similar fashion to the aliens in chicken little (their robots not the actual fuzzy dudes inside), the limbs bending around and grasping as it walks rather than a precise gait
  5. Good lord I know they're everywhere! Easy meat with a good Rex though.
  6. Wildcard, can y'all fix the Valguero spawns please? Singleplayer here. I love Valguero, I think it's a really neat map, but the spawn rates of certain creatures are wonky as raptor. After the initial 2 that I came across, one of which I killed because it was low level and the other despawned, I have yet to encounter any more Gigas, even after running a destroywilddinos command and just murdering things in the areas Gigas are meant to spawn for ages. Big creatures (Plesio, Mosa, Tuso) down in the Underworld Ocean still barely spawn, I got lucky finding a high-level Plesio early on which I tamed, but haven't seen a single Tuso and onky found 1 low level Mosa. Have only ever seen a single Karkinos in the Aberration Trench, and the number of creaturea in it once you get past the entrance and into the actual trench is incredibly low, the place has plenty of cool terrain but there is raptor-all in the cave. I get not having all the Ab creatures available in it so you don't kill Aberrarion like Rag killed Scorched Earth, but at least make the ones we do have spawn in reasonable quantities. There are an absolute raptor-ton of Brontos around. Like I can't go a quarter mile without running into one, there are something like 8 around the big lake south of Green Obe where my main base is atm. Not a huge deal, but I feel like the game may be spawning Brontos at times it should be spawning a big carnivore, such as a Giga (lot of Brontos where the Gigas should be but no Gigas). Went out on a metal-run with Argy and Anky, flew back in and the game spawned a massive horde of dinos all next to the river near the lake. Several Rexes, Carnos, a pack of Allosaurs, a bunch of Brontos, an Alpha Carno and way more Pteranodons than I've ever seen in one place before, all in a masaive swirling melee. Wyvern spawns are weird. I've had more than one instance of going to the trench, running for eggs, getting out and going to drop off my haul at the base, going and taming more cheap bait Pteras to feed to the wild Wyverns so I can escape, going back and finding zero wild Wyverns and thus no eggs. This last time I went all the way in on my good Pteraz with 4 bait ones in tow, saw no Ice or Fire Wyverns, found a couple crappy eggs for kibble, then as I take off like 6 Fire Wyverns spawn in front of me simultaneously. Made it out with my life, the eggs and my good Ptera (bait ones of course I whistled for them to fight so I could get away, they died as they always do). I know myself and others have posted about this before but holy poop the Val spawn tables are funky.
  7. Honestly, nah. I like the blueprints. Sure I wish getting them was a bit less RNG but still. Like a lot of people, there are certain items (namely the higher tier guns) that I usually don't even bother to craft until I find a better blueprint for them than just the primitive ones I can make by hand, and under your new system I would have to waste inordinate amounts of resources crafting subpar pieces of gear that I'm not intending to use, until I can finally make a good one.
  8. I own both the PC and Xbox versions and I gotta say the Xbox controls for Ark are godawful. SO yeah either mousse and keyboard support or revamp the UI/Controls to be less garbage.
  9. Yeah I'll give that a go. Had trouble finding Quetzals before until I started slaughtering the wildlife where they are supposed to spawn. Fortunately my base is just south of Green Obelisk so when I get home from work today I'll grab a Rex or two and go murder everything. It's just weird that none spawned even after I ran a destroywilddinos
  10. Clearly a huge reason why people are opposed to a server wipe to level the playing field is how much time and effort they have to invest to make progress in this game and they don't want it erased, which is a fair point, it takes a long time to progress in Ark on default settings. Now let's compare Ark PvP to a similar game, like Rust. Rust's servers get wiped either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on the server, so no one is the "Alpha" forever and there are regular opportunities for everyone to start on a level playing field and see how far they can get before server reset, now Rust doesn't have all the taming and breeding and farming mechanics that Ark has, which take a long time to progress in. Now Ark, without server wipes, DOES have an issue with long-time players having an advantage over newbies, this is of course aside from general experience and skill level, they have all this fancy gear and tames they have been grinding for for literal months or years. Now as much as us veterans (I have nearly 1000 hours in this game on Steam) like to say, the noobs need to "git gud" or go through the same grind we did, what ultimately keeps games alive is an influx of new players, so if the new player experience is bad then less new people come in, which is bad for the game's longevity. Now I would suggest, if Wildcard were to start doing regular server resets, that they HEAVILY reduce the amount of time it takes to tame and breed dinos. I used to play on Official PvP but have since stopped in favor of singleplayer and small private servers with a few friends, because on default settings it frankly takes way too long to progress, and a good chunk of that time is spent just waiting for taming bars to reach 100%, and you have to have people on every single day without fail to maintain the base and reload the turrets and feed all the dinos and keeo watch for raiders so some jackass doean't level your months of work, and established tribes almost never want to do the actual fun part of PvP, PLAYINF PVP, as they don't want to lose their huge time sink of dinos and base building. I play on 50x tame speed in singleplayer so after the time it takes me to gather the resources for a tame and knock the thing out I only have at most a few minutes wait time for it to tame, whereas on official, to tame a Giga for example, even with kibble, takes over an hour of standing there just staring at what is essentially a loading bar. If they make taming and breeding much faster, then we can have regular server wipes and not worry so much about losing all your progress as you can reach that point again, with a dedicated tribe, in a couple of weeks rather than months or a year+.
  11. So, I went to all the Giga spawn areas and did that. detected nothing. replaced Gigant with other things to test it out and it worked fine but not detecting any Gigas. So something is actually preventing them from spawning...
  12. I think a good compariaon to make would be Ark PvP to Rust. Rust, depending on which server you pick, wipes the servers either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, so when you go into a PvP server you know full well that after a set amount of time everything will be gone anyway, so you focus on the most fun part of PvP, THE PVP. The issue official Ark PvP has is that it takes bloody long to accomplish things that people are afraid of losing their progress, so if wildcard were to start wiping the official servers regularly they would also have to hugely reduce the amount of time necessary to tame stuff I have nearly 1000 hours on this game so I'm no newbie, and a large chunk of that time was spent on Official PvP. My experience there was one of several large tribes all set up in their own territory not wanting to get into fighrs with each other for fear of losing all their work. Unless a griefer tribe shows up on the server or someone does something stupid and pisses off another tribe things were fairly quiet, and frankly got boring as most of my time was spent grindinf resources to feed all our dinos and keep the turrets loaded. The most fun I had on Official PvP was during a tribe war, when, y'know, I ACTUALLY GOT TO PVP, but again, a lot of established tribes seem to be averse to fighting too much, again, because of how much they have invested in their stuff they don't want to see it all wiped out. If the PvP servers had faster tame times and got wiped regularly I'd certainly play PvP again.
  13. And this is why I have been sticking to singleplayer and small private servers with a couple friends. Want to be able to collect dinos and explore the map without some degenerate with nothing better to do destroying all my work. Wildcard should definitely fix this though.
  14. Yeah I drowned one and the other presumably despawned since I never saw it again. Ran a destroywilddinos command to reset all the wild creature spawns and still nothing. I'm on PC btw so I guess this is a broader issue with the game itself and not a fluke of my world save. Prob has something to do with other spawns also being broken (Wyverns, Large Deep Sea Creatures). After I wiped all the wild animals new Wyverns spawned in the trenches but before I did that the trench had been mysteriously devoid of Wyverns for a good minute.
  15. Singleplayer Valguero. 50x tame speed 2x resources and 8x XP since I only have so much time. Been taming Rexes left and right to try to get a good breeding pool started for colors and stats, got an Event one over the summer and he stands proudly at the head of the pack with his 'murica hat upon his head. Been hunting Gigas but I think my save may be bugged as none after the first 2 I saw after starting the map seem to have spawned. Can't seem to get good level Wyvern eggs despite the existence of high level Wyverns within the trench, have sacrificed a lot of Pteranodons for ultimately garbage eggs. Will keep trying though.
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