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Exploring the World on the Back of a T-Rex!

The title of this post pretty much says it all. According to Steam I’ve put in 53 hours into PixARK so far, and it really feels like I haven’t scratched the surface.

Progression was really slow at first. We were surviving (well, mostly) with spears and wood logs. We were running from just about every monster imagineable. Then we started taming some dinos. It started slow with Ptero, which basically allowed us to mow down bunny rabbits. Then it grew to bigger game.

Using our strategy of carrying a player in the Ptero’s claws, we advanced to taming Argentavis. Those bigger birds basically allowed us to protect ourselves against most predators who might wander into our area, but most important to hunt things like Gem Spiders and other monsters in that tier. From there, it was only a few days until we were in the big game.

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Getting Creative in PixARK

I was suuuuper excited to learn that I could pick people up using the talons on my Pteranodon! When I discovered this was possible, we quickly put it to work for us.

By picking up my friends, we were able to kite the Argentavis!  These massive birds are extremely aggressive, and really dangerous under normal circumstances. As you can see pictured above, we used a Pteranodon to keep the Argentavis just out of striking range while the guy being carried pummels it with sleeping darts.

Some clever kiting around our base usually landed those birds sleeping in a safe spot after about 20 arrows.

We were able to tame a small army of them, and even leveled off a few of them in order to make the Argentavis saddles.

I'm having lots of fun figuring out lots of unorthodox ways of surviving this treacherous dinosaur world.

PixARK Base Tour

I thought it would be cool to show you guys where we're at with our PixARK server. A couple of our Keen and Graev Community members haven't picked up the game yet, or are on the fence, so this will act as a a little bit of bait to lure them in.

The video is the gist of it all and speaks plenty for itself, but here's a quick rundown.

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PixARK is Really Fun

Yesterday I highlighted PixARK for you guys and told you that I’d probably end up getting it. Well, I did. Oh, and in case you missed the update, PixARK -IS- coming to Nintendo Switch later this year!

PixARK is basically ARK in voxel format with some voxel type gameplay. What does that mean in english? It’s like ARK but has Minecraft tendencies. Further dumbing that down: It’s ark with breakable blocks.

I only played about 2 hours, but I’m already seeing the long-term potential for this to become my “go-to sandbox long-term game” with Graev. We’ve been looking for one of those games we can ‘work on’ together with base building, exploring, hunting, progress, etc.

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Tossed Upon the Waves By a Monstrous Storm in Sea of Thieves

Whether Sea of Thieves enough content is up for debate, but what isn't debatable in my mind is how amazing this game is at creating heart-pounding moments of adventure.

Tonight I was sailing around islands capturing chickens and pigs for the Merchant's Alliance when I was suddenly overtaken by a tremendous storm. "No big deal, I can weather this one," I thought.

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Coirnav Day 1: The Three Monthers Form

Coirnav progression server is live! Day one went pretty well, all things considered. The day started a little rough at 11am pacific when the servers were throwing an “unknown error” for about an hour. That’s code for “we don’t have a queue, so spam the server to get in.” Things did eventually clear up, and as long as you didn’t log out you could stay in indefinitely.

Experience is pretty slow, but when you get into a group and kill yellow/reds you’ll still level at a nice clip (with this 50% bonus exp through March). I made it to level 7 before logging out. Not bad! Tomorrow I’ll be able to go into Crushbone and cry as I can’t find a single orc to kill.

Our guild formed as well! We call ourselves “Three Monthers” … quite proud of that name. Thanks to Gringar for the idea. If you’re wanting to join a group of casuals, hop onto Discord and introduce yourself. We’re always welcoming to people with good people with the right attitude.

Looking forward to having more fun this weekend!

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ECO Server Log Day 15: Halfway Point

Tonight we officially hit the halfway point on our server! Keentopia has less than 15 days until the meteor strikes!

While some of us are slaving away digging ore and advancing our civilization's technological prowess, others are hard at work making giant wooden monstrosities. They shall remain nameless until such time we can pass a laws against them.

I thought this would be a fitting opportunity to showcase our accomplishments! 

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What Happens When You Let Friends Drive Your Powered Cart in ECO Game

We’re having so much fun playing ECO (if you can’t tell from all of our posts about the game lately).  We’re reaching that points where we’re starting to have more fun and freedom in the game. We’ve progressed beyond simple stone and logs into an era where we can start to build bridges, pour asphalt, and drive powered carts around like something cool out of the 1800’s.

During one of our beautification projects, I let Yotor take a spin in the Keenmobile.

Well, as you can see from the image above, this is why you don’t let just anyone take your powered cart out for a spin.

We ended up having to dig it out, and I tried to pry it up with a shovel when suddenly the whole cart freaked out and launched itself into orbit traveling mach speed. My leg must have gotten stuck in the wheels because I was flailing about until the thing circled the planet three times then crashed in my backyard. I was thrown free of the cart and landed on the roof of a nearby building.

The whole ordeal was hilarious to the point of tears, and a lesson learned… build rails. Lots of rails.

I’d say within a day or two we’ll start to push into electronics and industry. That’ll put us making street lights and running electricity to our homes for 24/7 lighting! Wooho!

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ECO Server Log: Enter the Mechanical & Industrial Age

Quick update for February 15th since it’s my birthday today and I’ll be spending most of it offline.

Our ECO server is really humming along! The age of mechanics is in full swing, and we’ve just begun to see the tip of the industrial era iceberg peaking up over the horizon.

I find myself in a raw materials meets machine-creation position. I’m building most of the advanced machines and refining most of the modern or quasi modern materials that will be used in future building.

Our server’s next step will be to step into a full industrial revolution mixed with some electronic developments. Electricity is coming to our world!

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