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No, having something defecate on your character does not hurt it. Unfortunately, I found out the hard way. Ark uses the same mechanic for all dropped items, even though eggs and feces have a different look, they function the same as regular dropped items. There are a few ways to tell nothing is happening: Sound; Ark is (as of writing) still in development, ...


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Aha! According to this post, the issue (for Nvidia cards at least) is that the NVidia driver thinks the game is a normal application, and is throttling the GPU as a result. To disable the throttling: Go into the NVidia Control Panel Choose the Ark: Survival Evolved .exe file Change the 'power management' setting from 'Adaptive' to 'Maximum Performance' ...


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After some careful deliberation and laying out what we had accomplished, we decided that we did in fact omit a large part of the game. Exploration! It's kind of simple if you think about it, the island is huge, and while we did carve out a small safe corner of it, we had not yet explored even a fraction of the island. So now we've set off on foot, ...


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This requires a very long answer, and it depends on specifically which dinosaur you are taming. Specifically, I would just visit the Ark Wiki Taming Page, look up the dinosaur you want to tame, and feed them their preferred food. In general though, most dinosaurs need to be knocked out with some torpor inducing attack, and then fed an amount of food equal ...


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This appears to be the Stat Bars mod on Steam. The following image is from their community page.


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As a new player, you really should start on either The Island or The Center. Both of these maps have a variety of regions, many of which are not immediately hostile. The Scorched Earth desert is much more challenging due to the lack of water, and generally hostile environment. You can use an Obelisk to transfer your character to another server, which may ...


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As far as I know, every time a female dino defecates there is a 2% chance to also drop an egg, so with that logic in mind, I suppose it is not out of the realm of possibility that it also increases the amount of defecation.


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I've been testing this myself, and have come to the following rough estimate. This is based on the sizes of creatures as defined by the size of their feces. Small class dinosaurs are incapable of traversing one height walls Medium class dinosaurs are incapable of traversing two height walls Large class dinosaurs are incapable of traversing three height ...


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Goal 1: Local ARK is like Jurassic Park Pokemon, gotta catch em all. Taming two of everything should keep you busy for quite some time. Goal 2: Create bases in the harsher environments. Swamps, frost lands, caves, underwater caves, dangerous islands all pose their own unique challenges. Goal 3: Explore the entire map (you already figured this one out) Not ...


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You should be able to approach the pipe and then hold the 'E' key, this will provide the option to demolish the pipe, it will also return half of the materials used to create it back to you. Note that you must hover over demolish in the wheel for a few seconds until the timer on it counts down, this is a safety feature used by the developers to prevent ...


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As you said ARK: Survival Evolved first cam out on June 2015 which was about building bases, exploring and surviving as long as possible. ARK: Survival of the Fittest is a free to play Arena game, there can be up to 72 players in an arena. In the arena you have to kill everybody before someone kills you, until you are the last survivor (its kinda like ...


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There is a local co-op option for two players. Source


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The location of the beacons is fixed and each position has a range of colors the beacon can be. Not all colors are possible everywhere, see this map for the possible colors at each location. Higher quality drops are rarer than lower quality drops, though, so a location with a red-mark does mostly spawn non-red drops. Some drops also trigger the spawning of ...


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If the dinosaur is killed then the platform on the dinosaur and anything on it is also destroyed. The platformsaddle can be recollected from the corpse.


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Short Answer (Armor+Cold): Use Flak/Riot (for armor) and swap out Legs,Torso,Head,Hands/Feet for Fur as necessary if you need more cold protection (in that order) Short Answer (Armor+Heat): Use Flak/Riot (for armor) and swap out Legs/Torso,Feet,Hands,Head for Ghillie as necessary if you need more Heat protection (in that order) Note that this was tested in ...


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Yes, it is possible to walk an Ankylo on Whitesky Peak. From the northern side there's a path up to the peak and the base of the blue obelisk. Be aware of carnivores. That said, with a Quetzal-lift it's a lot easier.


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Yes there is a connection between melee damage and resource collection. This is especially evident with tamed dinos such as the Ankylosaurus or the Beezlebufo. I don't have a specific formula but the relationship goes something like this: Let's say you have a tamed dino at 100% melee damage. They also have a base attack damage value which correlates to a ...


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When a tamed dino dies you get a message in the log section. So if you don't have a message there, it most certainly survived. Personally... I have lost a ptera for about 2 weeks then found him. I lost another 1 and after about other 2 weeks it died of hunger. Now... about finding him (I haven't play for about 2 months, but I think the further are still ...


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The status is Heat Stroke. Per the wiki: This status occurs, on the Scorched Earth map, by being overheated, for too long, without resolving the issue. As heatstroke progresses, you will eventually (50%) be prevented from sprinting and (~80%) start to have cloudy vision and drunken swaying movement, and finally start taking health damage until you die. ...


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Based on my personal experience yes, headshots increase torpor effects. This is supported by the wiki crossbow article. Most creatures will take about 2.5 times as much damage if you shoot them in the head. Torpor gain from Tranquilizer Arrows does scale with this boost Rapidly increasing a creature's torpor has a few benefits. First, this will reduce ...


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Simple answer: No. The only thing you'd lose is all of your equipment/inventory, assuming you can't just go back and find it within the 15 minutes that your bag will be there. Even on hardcore you don't technically lose your exp, you just lose the whole character haha.


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The DinoCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier-parameter does influence the taming-speed, because the unconcious dinos also use this parameter (with another one) to calculate their food-drain. To compensate the longer taming time you could increase the TamingSpeedMultiplier in a reciprocal way. That is not possible if you set the food-drain to zero, of course. I don'...


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First, like players, an animal in Ark does not get a stat point at level 1, so a level 179 will have 178 stat points. What is the probability that a single attribute (e.g. Health) will be better than average? If you are looking for the chance that a specific attribute meets a certain threshold this can be calculated using the Binomial Distribution. The ...


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No they do not need to be mate boosted to lay eggs. IME it may help in the frequency they drop though. Our mate boosted dinos seem to lay more eggs than our non-boosted dinos (another thought - our boosted are: dodo/dilo/raptor...stego/rex/trike not boosted, so maybe smaller dinos just lay eggs more often). You really need to keep an eye on your dinos ...


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To knock out a creature, here are some of the more basic weapons and creatures you can use: Narcoberries / Narcotics (if you're able to force feed the creature) Bare fists Slingshot Wooden club Tranq arrows (with bow) Tranq darts (with rifle) Electric prod Scorpion (attacks raise torpor) Frog (attacks raise torpor) There are more weapons / devices and ...


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It is the symbol for hyperthermia. If you hold the back button on Xbox it will have text where the icon is telling you that it is hyperthermia and at 1% or however long you have it. And as the previous comment from Timmy, the H key on P.C.


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You can build constructions on a Quetzal that is wearing a Quetz Platform Saddle. This was added to the base game with Patch 218 in October 2015, and does not require additional mods. Unlocking the Engram for construction requires the player to be level 80, and already have the Quetz Saddle engram. Alternatively they can be randomly found in Deep Sea Loot ...


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At the moment, it looks like beds are the only way. However, at time of posting, and update called Tek Tier is expected to come out tomorrow (January 30th, 2017). In that update, will include teleporters. I can't find out how they function, but if I had to guess, you can probably teleport between two or more teleporters that you create, potentially ...


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Simply choosing to host a Non-Dedicated Server again on the same map (The Ark, Scorched Earth, or The Center) will load up the same world. It is worth noting that the Non-Dedicated Server world is the same as Single Player world for the host. Note that the same player has to host each time.


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You cannot breed Wyverns at all, regardless of their type (barring mods). The wiki article on Wyvern Eggs states (emphasis mine) Wyvern Eggs are only found in The World Scar near the blue and red obelisks Although it states having a Wyvern makes it easier to get more eggs, this relates to their actual movement speed making it easier to steal eggs. ...


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