Time for another Ark adventure!
I’m playing on Valguero and I’m out hunting for giga’s because I need the hearts to do the alpha boss fight. First off, it is amazing how hard it is to actually find them. I’ve lost complete track of giga’s in a forest before. When that happened, I gave up and left. There was no way I was going to be playing hide-and-seek with a giga.
Eventually I find a pair of giga’s. They are in a valley so I try to setup on the ridge lines so I can use my velon to machine gun them down, except giga’s have learned a new trick, cliff climbing. They seemed to always find paths up to the ridge where I was. That made for a few minor heart attacks.
The one giga runs around and finally ends up in a lake, where I decide to just let it drown. Then some piranha eat the body before I could recover the heart. One giga heart lost.
The second giga gets itself stuck so I was able to use my velon to kill it.
After a bit of scouting around, I find a third giga (lvl 150). I lead it down into another valley, but before I un-cryo my velon, I shoot it a couple times to see if it can get up to me and yes it can. Hop on the ptera and quickly fly out of reach. After a few minutes I think I’ve found a good spot where the giga can’t get me. Un-cryo the velon and get to work, only to discover that the giga was smarter than I was.
My ptera was quickly munched and the giga chased me down on my velon. Just before the velon died, I hopped off and left him to his fate (sorry Frank Butler the 6th, yeah, I lose a lot of velons). The giga was to busy eating the velon to chase me down.
Then I get back to my base and and figure I should tame this one since there are not many gigas on the server, besides being a 150. So I craft up the necessary building components for a portable taming pen while I am un-cryoing Frank Butler the 7th. (I actually have about 10 velons cryoed for when I lose one).
The tame was anti-climatic. The giga went into the pen, the door shut, got tranqed, ate kibble and was tamed. Now I need to figure what I want to do with a giga.