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ARK Adventures: I Wanna Ride My Trike

After losing our first base, moving, and settling down at the little bay next to the southeastern peninsula, we got to re-establishing our base and building it up. I was at the level where I could start building stone walls for the bottom foundation, and the inside of the base came along quite nicely.

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I was also at the level where I was learning how to make narcotics and tranq arrows. I was lucky to find a bow as loot on a carno dino I killed, so I decided to try my hand at taming my first Trike. I was slain mercilessly by a level 3 Trike I thought I could take down in previous games, so I was a little nervous about trying.

Turns out that with tranq arrows, it was not only do-able, but quite easy to tame my first Trike. I named him Zento.

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I got him back to base and very quickly scrounged together all the materials I needed for a Trike saddle. I tell you what… riding a larger dino in ARK, such as a Trike, changes the way you see the game completely. It’s a fantastic feeling, and I was totally hooked.

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From there, Syn and I continued to build and level up. Crafting and building seems a good solid way to gain experience, IMHO.

Syn spent her time learning how to plant, irrigate and fertilize a little garden next to our base.

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Meanwhile, Zento and I worked on putting together a wall to prevent dinos from wandering in an out of our area.

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I also spent a time experimenting with what I was able to tame. Like this sarco… which I couldn’t ride for another 10 levels because I wasn’t able to make the saddle at the time.

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After hearing me enthuse over the Trike riding experience, Syn decided she wanted her own Trike. So I went out and tamed her one as well.

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Things continued to come along well in the base. We learned how to craft more stations such as the smithy and the forge.

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So, life in ARK was good. And Trikes were king… until I returned to the swamp base to try my hand at taming one of the new frog mounts.

…To Be Continued!