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May 14, 2017

Episode #52 of Rated Ark : The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast

Episode 52 of Rated Ark SHOW NOTES

Welcome survivors new and old to Episode 52 of Rated Ark, The Ark Survival Evolved Podcast!


  • Today is  May 13, 2017
  • We are a CRR Gaming Group hosted podcast , so that means the voices can change each week but the roundtable discussion will always be about Ark !
  • We have many ways you can contact us to share feedback, tips, or adventures!
  • You can tweet the show @RatedArk on twitter!
  • You can grab the RSS Feed, get our show notes , and apply to join us in game at ratedark.podbean.com



Name of who wants to read the intro & Introduce those on the show : Luminin if no other takers Luminin Let me read it…. - Hackerdude :) go for it!

First we’d like to start the show off by introducing everyone here tonight!

Everyone introduces herself/ himself

( We can go from top to bottom in teamspeak to make it easy)

*****LOOT DROP*****

This segment is for listener feedback.  Did we get any Audio? Emails? Tweets? Reviews? Do we have an shout outs to deliver? List them below: Greet anyone in the Twitch chat!

Esme We want to welcome our newest members : KekMike,devanpettis,Bruncase,GuerillaPainda, and SinWeaver,!

Dino Spotlight! Esme & Goon

Info From the Ark Dossier

Carnotaurus pressor is an interesting creature that falls between medium and large predator. It lives primarily on flat clear ground, where it can capitalize on its speed. Additionally, it seems to have no qualms about running from larger predators instead of fighting.
Carnotaurus fills a very specific role. Larger and almost as fast as a Raptor, smaller but much faster than a Tyrannosaurus.
ESME: Known Information
The horns of the Carnotaurus seem to be used more for fighting rival Carnotauri (Carnotauruses?) than actual hunting. This doesn't mean the horns aren't dangerous, though; they can still eviscerate larger prey. Carnotaurus is one of the smaller and more compact of the large predators. If Tyrannosaurus is the "Lion" of the island, Carnotaurus would certainly be the "cheetah". The real threat of a Carnotaurus is not being able to escape it once it sees you. Were it not for the creature's extremely long down-time after sprinting, it might be among the most capably balanced mounts.

GOON _-Carryable By -Quetzal Wyvern Tusoteuthis
Immobilized By - Chain Bola Large Bear Trap  Plant Species Y Trap
Can Damage -Thatch Wood

ESME- Taming Method Knockout
Preferred Kibble - Kibble (Ankylo Egg)
Preferred Food-  Raw Mutton
Equipment- Carno Saddle (Lv 46)


GOON; Dododex User Tip- I highly recommend getting up high on a boulder or getting the carno stuck somewhere while knocking it out. Unless you are a high level, you will not be able to outrun it.

ESME- DODOEX USer Tip: If you get one aggro on you, just find the nearest dino and book it. They are kinda dumb and lose interest when other dinos are nearby.

*****Fresh from the Forge******Ark News Segment

( Ark News Segment. Did any of us find any juicy news we want to share)


***PLEASE ADD your name AND the link with your news pieces.***

Tweet Time!


Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
Finally posted ARK DevKit 257, took a while 2 get the content prepped. Wrote up some details about the new features! https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?90664-5-9-ARK-Dev-Kit-v257-45-has-been-posted-to-Git


Jeremy Stieglitz‏ @arkjeremy
Don't worry console ARK Picassos, we haven't forgot about you! When per-pixel painting debuts on console, what are you gonna paint first?! https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/862919567697489920


Ced‏ @ComplexMinded
Issue # 2 is Live!  Take a look at the map making process with our sponsored modders and @damien_bull #ArkModProgram


Ced‏ @ComplexMinded
The Blunderbuss is coming to #PrimitivePlus.  Primitive players want to ascend too! 😁 https://twitter.com/ComplexMinded/status/861732843143049216




Hey, Survivors!

I'm happy to announce some exciting additions to the mod program this month!  It's been hard to keep track of all the content that is released lately! The program is already off to a healthy start, and we're already looking to add more into the group.  If you haven't heard about the sponsored mod program, it's an opportunity for modders to get some cash for doing what they love to do. As someone who plays ARK, you end up getting lots of new content to use in ARK.  It's a win-win for everyone involved! For more information be sure to check out this initial post announcing the program.

We've been keeping an eye on the budding talent in the workshop, so be sure to get your work out there!  Your mod doesn't have to be near complete to be a part of the program.  We are always looking for those unpolished diamonds!  This month we're adding 3 more mods into the program.  Each of these mods has gained a bit of attention, and we're looking forward to seeing how they develop.

Iso: Crystal Isles

A quick glance at this map might let you know this isn't your typical island.  It is fantasy based, which I'm sure a lot of you will like.  It's also a welcome addition since there aren't a ton of fantasy styled maps.  I was impressed when I had the pleasure of taking a look at this map a few weeks back.  While it's still a work in progress, it's enough there to see how epic this can be.

Auction House

How many times have you wished there was a marketplace similar to popular MMO titles in ARK?  Well, there is!  It's amazing to see what a little creativity and some time in the development kit will do.  There's still lots of troubleshooting and testing going on, but this has the potential to be useful for a lot of ARK survivors.  You can virtually trade anything!  Wonder if we'll ever see seller ratings?

Advanced Rafts

Everyone wants bigger and better ships, right?  Well, it looks like you're in luck!  Not only are there different ship models, but there are also several advancements made to the existing rafts in ARK. You might want to look into Advanced Rafts if you ever wanted a bigger building radius or more structures allowed on your raft.  There's plenty of structures and content to build the harbor of your dreams!

Upcoming Version: v258.0, ETA May 30
- New Weapon: Harpoon Gun
- New Dino: Hyaenodon
- New Dino: Hesperonis
- New Dino: Megatherium
- New Dino: Megalania
- New Dino: Yutyrannus
- 2 New Hairstyles
- Optimizations!!!!!!!!!!!!! Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization, and performance gains via GPU and CPU utilization & threading improvements.
- Various bug fixes TBA


Main Topic of the show:
(One topic to cover that is Ark Related then move on. It is the meat and potatoes of the show).


Where to begin, middle and end when teaching someone how to Ark.


If you haven't guided someone through the death throes of early Ark, did someone guide you, did you wake to an island truly alone, left to fly or fall. How did you figure it out?

Name: Luminin

Input: I was kinda stumped with my little sister. She knows the basics, gather, build, learn, tame, cook, etc. So what do I show her next? What's the next logical step?

Name: Prometheus



  • The beginning was more of an exploration
  • Then I had a lot of my PvP was trial by fire
  • CRR was a bit of exploration with mods with a little assistance.
  • Teaching Goon how to use some of the mods on the builder server.



Name: Hackerdude

Input: Tried to teach my daughter (who just told me to say hi to all of you) but we didn’t get very far. She’s a little excitable so she would just run away as soon as something came at her (oh chase!)

I learned it myself - it was my next game after Minecraft, and when I started I used to call it “Minecraft for grownups, with dinosaurs”. You have to understand that when I played minecraft I started on survival. Minecraft was indeed my first survival game. It was hard the first time I tried it. But the skills of “Get wood and some materials, make some tools, etc” was directly transferable, more or less. I think it was because of minecraft that I avoided taming for too long (I didn’t read any docs or watched any videos because I was afraid of spoilers… little did I know there is no story to this thing!). It’s very frustrating to try to survive on an official server without taming anything. It also sucked that I got my copy in December, when the Winter Wonderland event was going on. Winter = hunger and cold everywhere. Even Easy map sections were just hard. Most of my time as levels 1-15 were spent eating berries like a madman.

Name: Teadybear

Input: I got a little help / meat etc from a random stranger on a pve server.  And then we used google in a big way to find the gamepedia and work through the thing.  I don’t mind that tactic though because it makes sense not having a instruction manual.  Adds to the game.  Having to figure out to punch trees etc, fumbling your way through and then finding resources like this podcast.  I imagine that research and trial and error is kind of how it all happened.  Just over millions of years. Not hundreds of hours.  


Input:learning and teaching at the same time.


Input:my main tip involves when teaching someone, don't do it for them. Multiple times I have brought friends into play the game for them to be overwhelmed with where I am at in the game. My best advice would be to start them out with the basics, help them by gathering and maybe making them decent tools but nothing crazy.


Name: Yogi

Input: I had no clue where to begin when I started ark. Having someone there to help you walk through the basic steps of Ark can be life or death and death and more death. Learning the basics of punching trees, gathering berries and making tools is huge! Having someone hook you up with metal tools is a life changer! Taming is entire new world when you're first learning. Have fun and be patient.


Name: Goon

Input: Luminin taught me, which explains a lot of my problems now. His methods were a little different, i would go do something or try something and usually die, then Luminin would then tell me that was something i might not want to do.

  Luminin: Just like when I train someone at work, toss them right into the fire!


Name Esme

Input:  When I tried to teach my mom to play she was very excitable and I couldn't teach her anything because I was too busy laughing my ass off lol When I helped sity get acquainted I invited him to the game and let him know I was there to answer any questions and only helped when or if he needed it. I did help him get his first trike down and told him what he needed to tame it regarding berries and narcotics he had already made and berries her had to run around and collect and showed him how to remote feed and he did just fine and now he is a taming machine! I have just got my 9 year old nephew into the game lol I told him about it and he had he dad get it for him and he immediately went looking for Youtube videos about it which kind of scared me and impressed me at the same time .  I think it is overwhelming to most new players to have people thrust stuff at them . We often forget that this stuff is second nature to us and forget what is is like to experience the game for the first time and I think we should just stick to free boxes. Let people take what they want if they want it. Let people know that you are there to help them if you want too, but let them learn on their own too. Basics would be building , where to get your first meat, how to make narcotics and where the easiest places to farm metal and such are. After that I would let them go .


Foe - il play with them to help them through that's the best I can do explaining there is just to much , kinda just have to take them under your wing a bit and show them in game .



Each host picks ONE of the choices below as their tip or tale for this weeks show and label and add it to your host spot provided below.


Punching Trees = Tip for a new player?

Alpha Tip            = Tip for a more experienced player

Pimp my Hut      =  Building Tip

Mod Spotlight    =  Favorite mod!? Hate the MOD?

Taming Pen        = Taming tip time!

Enraged              = What made you go RAWR!!!!!

Mate Boosted     = What are you LOVING in Game right now!?”

For Science!       = Trying a new server? A New aspect of the game? A new technique?

Damn E Key       =  Did you do something full of fail this week? Maybe hit the E key again?

Name: Luminin

Type of tip or tale?: Punching Alpha Trees

Tip OR Tale: I've finally broken 1k hours playing Ark. So a bit of advice when encountering a new creature. Ask someone about it's behavior or how lethal it is once provoked. If you can't learn from another’s mistakes (or their Google expertise) DON'T GOOGLE! Take off your valuables except a cheap weapon, put them and, if you have one at the time, your mount somewhere safe. Then charge in pike poking or sword swinging. You'll figure it out on your own, your heart will be pounding and you'll remember why you love this game.


Name: 86

Type of tip or tale?:alpha tip

Tip OR Tale:boss fights on official

When entering any boss fight…


Brood mother strategy.

Easy/ medium requires rexes….

Brood mother hard.


Dragon boss fight methods tried thus far.

Name: yogi

Type of tip or tale?: Mate Boosted

Tip OR Tale: with the new update aka flier nerf get out and try new tames! New favorite is megladons and venturing the deep sea! One thing I got to say watch out for those jellys! They scare the shit out of me each and every time! Always remember there is strength in numbers!

Name: gigabyte

Type of tip or tale?;tip

Tip OR Tale:always remember to carry more food than you think you'll need


Name:  Bobbert

Type of tip or tale?: Punching trees

Tip OR Tale: Enduro Stew


Name: Bertha Rockwell

Type of tip or tale? TIP

Tip OR Tale: Rockwell Recipes


Name: Goon

Type of tip or tale?; tale

Tip OR Tale: ended primitive server

Name: foe

Type of tip or tale?;mod spotlight

Tip OR Tale:pimp my hut https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=909377464&searchtext=

LAST CALL        



  • Do you have any info you forgot to share? Some shout outs? Future events? Contests? Share them now or wait a week!




  • Share how our listeners can get ahold of you!



Name: Yogi

Input: Shout out to all the new players to the PlayStation server! So much more fun when the server is on fire with action and full of players.


Name: Prometheus

Input: Happy Mother's Day!


Esme- You can join our Builders Sanctuary Server here! https://server.nitrado.net/usa/s/CrossRealmRebellion


Foe - Shout out to our servers


Goon - cave run


86 shout out tribe mates in twitch


HackerdudeCA on XBox One, hackerdude on steam.

​Esme on Twitter @esmeralda_sky @YogiBearCub



Would you rather!?:


  • 2 Hosts can pick a “would you rather” scenario to share with the group to answer.
  • Please keep it within the parameters of the CRR Gaming Group:
  • Non political Non religious, Non gender bashing, You can keep it secret if you would like to add to the group reaction via surprise WTH!? LOL



Name: Foe - would you rather taste raw garlic whenever you kissed someone anywhere , or taste like raw garlic to others .

Name: Esme: Would you rather have no neck (head just directly connected to the top of your torso) or a neck that’s a foot long


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