Sometimes, if you range the woods, you’ll find some precious seeds. Most people don’t know how to use them. This tutorial will help them to understand all aspects of farming.
On first sight it looks like a bad idea to farm something. You need materials, time, endurance and free space in your home. So why don’t stick with searching the berries and other materials in the wild? This can be answered very easily: quality, quantity and predictability.
You know what you get. If you need narcoberries, you’ll get narcoberries
You can get rare fruits, which are required for some tonics
You’ll get much more berries than searching in the wild
Farming requires 5 elements:
Seeds of the plant you want to grow
The plot acts as the main “container”. You’ll have to put the seeds, fertilizer and water in the plot inventory. These will be removed in a few seconds and the plot will start growing your plants.
seeds are randomly found while searching for berries from natural sources. More details of the resulting plants on our page: Berries and Plants
Berry Bush seeds
(may be removed)
There are 3 different types of Plots. The larger the plot, the more can be harvested.
Can be used for every type of berry seeds.
Can hold 200 Waterunits
Can use human and small feces
Can be used for berries and Savoroot, Longgrass, Rockarrot and Citronal
Can hold 400 Waterunits
Can use up to medium feces
Can be used for everything in the game, including later introduced crops.
Can use all feces
While growing, the plot will use up the fertilizer over time. You’ll have to make sure, that there is always fertilizer available while growing crops.
Small dinosaur feces
Medium dinosaur feces
Large dinosaur feces
Water can be added on 3 different ways: manually, by irrigation and by rain.
Filling by hand requires a water container (like a waterskin). Place it in the inventory of the plot and click “Remote Item Use” to fill the water from the container into the plot. The amount of water added to the plot depends on the container used. For example: a waterskin will provide 100 units of water.
Filling by irrigation requires a working tap close to the plot. The tap will be marked as working, if it contains a water intake or a filled watertank. A working tap will change it color from grey to blue. If everything is working you’ll see the information “irrigated” instead of the water level in your plot.
Filling by rain requires…. rain. Not very reliable.
If the location of the plot is hot, more water is required, but the crops grow faster.
of course a crop doesn’t pop up instantly. You’ll have to wait a lil bit. The plants will only grow if there is water and fertilizer available. If any of them is missing the growth will stagnate.
Wild: Lording over the skies across the island, Argentavis atrocollum has few aerial rivals. It is a small consolation for the island's other avian Creatures, then, that Argentavis seems to have little interest in anything alive. Although they are not interested in many animals, Argentavis will attack any human within sight making them an aerial threat to many humans with basic equipment.
Domesticated: Argentavis is actually slower than the far more common Pteranodon, but it has significantly more Stamina, and can sustain flight for approximately three times as long. This makes them the best Creatures on the island for traveling or hauling cargo over long distances.
Known Information: Quite apart from what I would have guessed, Argentavis does not have the stooped neck typical of modern buzzards and vultures. It is unknown if it adapted this stronger neck to deal with predators on the island, or if its lineage comes from before the stooped neck became common in carrion-eating birds. It is a highly aggressive creature, willing to chase players long distances for simply being within its vision.
The developers decided to implement 70 NPCs until the release in spring 2016. This is a list of officially announced dinosaurs, animals and insects. You can click on the title of a table to get to the list of the dossiers.
Whenever there is written tameable, it isn´t rideable 🙂
Wild: Unlike many of the herd animals on the island, Ankylosaurus crassacutis tends to live in small family units. I believe they can afford to stick with smaller groups because of their incredibly thick skin for which they're named.
Domesticated: Without a doubt, the best trait of a trained Ankylosaurus is its enormously dense tail. This tail is powerful enough to shatter the resource-laden rocks of the island. One of the wealthier human tribes on the island utilizes a squad of Ankylosaurus in its mines and quarries.
Known Information: Despite not being among the largest of the islands herbivores, the Ankylosaurus is one of the more difficult Creatures to take down. Its thick, armored skin seems to make it more than a match for several of the mid-sized predators that would otherwise hunt it. Reckless carnivores are just as likely to hurt themselves on Ankylosaurus' spikes as they are to get hit by its tail.
ARK being as popular as it is unfortunately also has its downsides. In particular, full offical servers. While there’s something to be said for switching to unofficial servers, that’s not always an option, particularly when you already have spent some effort on your base.
Fortunately, Steam offers a built-in queueing solution for servers, saving you from the trouble of having to retry until you’re finally able to connect. And this is how it works: Begin by going to your Steam server list (In the Steam Client use View -> Servers). You should now see something like this:
If you right-click on the server you want to join in that list, the following context-menu will appear:
Now click Connect to Server, which will bring you to this window:
And this is where the magic happens. A click on Auto-Retry (highlighted in white above) will uncover this menu:
Set the radio-button to “Join the server as soon as a player slot is available” and click on “Join Game”. Steam will take care of the rest!
(Click here for the patchnotes of the previous ARK: Survival Evolved patch 174.2, and here for the patchnotes of the next patch 174.31)
Gamma adjustment now disabled on PvP/Hardcore servers (by server-side default). Unofficial Servers can force allow gamma adjustment on PvP/Hardcore with this commandline/INI option:
Replenishing times on all resources reduced by 40% (will replenish faster)
These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Patch 174.3. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from the relevant Steam Thread.
Boss enemies are not running around like the other dinosaurs in Ark. These must be called by using an artifact. These arifacts can randomly be found in dungeons in a loot crystal. At the moment 6 artifacts are known:
Dungeon South 2
A list of the dungeons including a tiny tutorial can be found on our page: Dungeons and Caves
If you’ve got all 6 artifacts, you’ll have to insert them in an obelisk to summon the broodmother lysrix.