The Stream Team: Down with ARK’s dragon!

The first time Massively OP’s MJ tried ARK’s dragon boss raid, things didn’t end particularly well. But the team learned from that experience and they’ve prepared even better for this second attempt. Will the team prevail and succeed in blasting that overgrown lizard out of the sky, or will everyone — and the dinos they rode in on — just be dragon kibble? Join us live at 12:00 p.m. for Dragon Raid, the Sequel.

What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 21st, 2017

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My post-mortem thoughts:

1. Don’t waste Ascendant saddles on the next run. Dragonfire was the threat, and the expensive saddle doesn’t help with that.
2. She needs to be picked up and tanked quickly by a fresh Rex each time she lands. Tank needs to engage so as to continually pull her away from the DPS pack.
3. During her flight phase, someone needs to have the DPS pack on follow and keep them out of the fire.
4. ARK raids suck.

We got the dragon below 50% before she killed the DPS pack, and we wiped below 20%, so I think it’s doable ‘on the cheap’ — blue saddles, regular armor.

Thanks for inviting me, and thanks to Blink and Cervator for farming all that gear.


Omg, how can you play this buggy mess?


We don’t do it often (Which may be apparent from the video). It’s just too expensive. That one failed attempt represented the loss of dozens of hours of grinding, with no means of recovery. MJ will run a stream when one of us wants to make an attempt, but it’s not something I’d recommend to others. ARK raids are poorly implemented and underdeveloped.

ARK has much in common with the early MMOs — hard to love, and harder to let go of.

Ket Viliano

Exploration and base building are the best parts of the game. That, and the Wildcard art team is great at making things feel ‘epic’.

That being said, there are many aspects of the game that are not well balanced.