Had quite a successful Ark night.
My first goal was to get a reaper king. That is always a challenge to find a good level since there are not a lot of queen spawns. I killed off about half a dozen before I had a lvl 145 spawn.
@Skipper had asked earlier on how I trapped reaper queens. I used the trap from this video:
Using this trap, I was able to get 3 reapers from the single queen. I could have gotten more, but 3 was enough for me. I had to be careful not to go to far from the queen because she is trapped and if I went out of render range, she would despawn.
After I birthed all 3 reapers (got impregnated, birthed the reaper, rinse, repeat X 3) and leveled them up a bit, I went down to the rock drake trench. There were a ton of old eggs I had to clear out. They would expire as soon as I picked them up. When those were all picked up, new eggs spawned. I got a few low level ones, then a 155 & 175.
Another reason I was after some drake eggs was to try and get a rare basilisk (lvl 195) that had been around for a couple days. I knew it wouldn’t last to much longer. After some searching I found it up high on one of those rocky pillars in the swamp/blue zone. First, I placed stone gateways around it (while I was riding my reaper) so it couldn’t escape. Then I dropped one of the low level drake eggs. Finally, I just off the reaper to aggro the basilisk. I had to re-aggro it several times so that it would keep trying to attack me and in the process eat the drake Eventually it ate both eggs and was tamed.
I hurried back to my base and logged off before Ark could punish me for having such a good night.