Yesterday was the 4 year anniversary of Ark’s EA release.
I can safely say, and Steam confirms and condemns me at the same time, that I have never played any other game as much as Ark (5105 hours or 212 days).
And to commemorate the the 4 year anniversary, another Ark adventure story that happened yesterday.
I started a new character (Ragansan) on Skipper’s Ragnarok and last night I transferred over to Extinction (my Ragan lvl 105 character is on Scorched Earth right now) to try and get a few more velon’s.
As soon as I got to the desert biome, I find and tame 145 velon. I tried to fight a yuti/carno pack and lost my ptera before I killed them. Then I found and tamed another 145 velon. Earlier I had tamed some Gacha’s for Ragnarok, so I figured I should get a snow owl or two for the owl pellets.
The snow biome wasn’t to bad, until I fought another yuti, who terrorized both my velons. Since my velons are running scared in random directions and I was near the zone border (I could hear the ping of death), I dismounted and had to fight off the yuti on foot. Except, I had tranqs loaded in my longneck. I had to switch ammo on the fly, while getting chomped on, but managed to kill the yuti.
The finale happened about 5 minutes later. I encountered a pack of 4 dire wolves and 2 daedons (pigs). They split my velons up and eventually killed the first 145 velon. The daedon’s got distracted by a mammoth so I was able to kill the dire wolf that was trying to eat me.
I recovered the stuff from my dead velon and transferred back to Ragnarok before I lost everything.
Also, a player named Jukari made their own Ark trailer by combining pieces of the released Ark trailers and some in game footage. He posted it back in Feb 2019, but just found it today. It is put together really well. I’d say it is better than the Extinction trailer, which was pretty good IMO.