ARK: Survival Evolved

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Showny May 30, 2015 @ 1:26pm
Feeding Dinosaurs
Do we have to feed tamed dinosaurs? If yes, will they still need to be fed when the dino's owner is disconnected?

Thank you for answering!
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WonderBoyMan May 30, 2015 @ 1:29pm 
Yes, you need food too but i guess it takes a bit longer to get Hungry
flip May 30, 2015 @ 1:30pm 
yes they do need to be fed. Not sure about when you're offline.
Alan May 30, 2015 @ 1:31pm 
That's definetly something id like to know as it would be a real sham to log back on and find your Dino had starved cause you didn't play for a week. I heard something about dino digitizing so mabey that comes into play
Toxus May 30, 2015 @ 1:34pm 
They need to eat and drink or they die and beast death is permanent, dev's hinted at dino's being fed lasts I think 2-3 days? I can't remember exactly but they wont starve if you log out for a day.
Likely also matters if they are just guarding your base and actually fight it probably drains their hunger faster if they are active
TheRightFoot  [developer] May 30, 2015 @ 1:40pm 
Originally posted by Showny:
Do we have to feed tamed dinosaurs? If yes, will they still need to be fed when the dino's owner is disconnected?

Thank you for answering!
Only need to feed them once every 1-2 weeks
Blockomaniac May 30, 2015 @ 1:40pm 
Maybe they have a mode where they can hunt for themselves,would be useful when the owner is offline.

edit:

Only need to feed them once every 1-2 weeks
oh ok
Last edited by Blockomaniac; May 30, 2015 @ 1:41pm
WarDawn May 30, 2015 @ 1:41pm 
Originally posted by TheRightFoot:
Originally posted by Showny:
Do we have to feed tamed dinosaurs? If yes, will they still need to be fed when the dino's owner is disconnected?

Thank you for answering!
Only need to feed them once every 1-2 weeks

Ho pretty good.
Last edited by WarDawn; May 30, 2015 @ 1:42pm
WarlordOfRome May 30, 2015 @ 1:41pm 
Originally posted by TheRightFoot:
Originally posted by Showny:
Do we have to feed tamed dinosaurs? If yes, will they still need to be fed when the dino's owner is disconnected?

Thank you for answering!
Only need to feed them once every 1-2 weeks
Finally, a game that doesn't have something eat every five seconds.
Drugged_Kaddy May 30, 2015 @ 1:42pm 
Originally posted by TheRightFoot:
Originally posted by Showny:
Do we have to feed tamed dinosaurs? If yes, will they still need to be fed when the dino's owner is disconnected?

Thank you for answering!
Only need to feed them once every 1-2 weeks
Real week or in-game week?
TheG4merPro11 May 30, 2015 @ 2:10pm 
Originally posted by Drugged Kaddy:
Originally posted by TheRightFoot:
Only need to feed them once every 1-2 weeks
Real week or in-game week?
Probably real week.
Showny May 30, 2015 @ 2:31pm 
Thank you for answering this question guys! (or girls)
Benny303 Jun 5, 2015 @ 9:43pm 
My dinos eat constantly, I don't see how it could last a week does it's hunger go down slower when you log off
romewarr Jun 5, 2015 @ 9:53pm 
i dont think its a weak ... when i got to work for about 9 hours and came back after logged in my dinos was near to end of hunger symbol so put in as much food as you have if you got more dinos its a pain to farm food so you can logg out safe

(sry for bad english hope you understand what i mean)
Foxx Jun 8, 2015 @ 6:32am 
After 10 to 14 hours mine dissapeared .maybe he got attacked or something like that .
So im not sure about the week or maybe isnt implemented yet ill test and let you know
Ultimate Fury Jun 9, 2015 @ 11:15am 
As with the player, dino hunger goes down much slower when they are inactive, (not moving or fighting)

So if you leave them with food when you log off they should still be fine when you log back on the next day.

However, if they are set so they attack nearby creatures, or they get attack by predators, they will consume food much faster to heal and recover stamina.
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Date Posted: May 30, 2015 @ 1:26pm
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