Yeah, been enjoying the new map and trying to start over again. I had totally forgotten how to do certain things, heh.
I am getting a little established finally on the SE tropical island and have some trikes and a couple raptors and dilos that are keeping me safe for now from the occasional carno and dire bear. I got my first megalodon, but woke up this morning to find him getting munched on by a pack of other mega sharks and couldn't save him. It bummed me out as he started at level 128, but there will be more. Those dang Manta are mean when you are a newbie again!
I finally got my first Ptera and saddle and that is a huge jump in functionality and greatly liberating to be able to fly around and snag some beacon drops and go get some crystal and metal to get better tools.
I should be around a lot this weekend. Perfect timing as we have a 4 day weekend here at work too!