ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Rare Sightings
Content Types: Creatures, Game Modes
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Feb 13 @ 12:07pm
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Rare Sightings

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An automated server event system. Rare Sightings allows a limited number of higher than max level dinos to occasionally spawn and notifies the entire server when they do. Tame them or slay them first for unique rewards!

Mod Id: 1300713111

Rare Sightings is compatible with all core maps, virtually all mods, all game modes (PvP and PvE, Dedicated Servers and Local Play) and works its magic without adding any new items or any new dinos.

How to Setup
If you use any mods which alter your server's maximum wild dino level, you should alter the Rare Sightings SightingMinLevel and SightingMaxLevel codes described here to reflect your server's altered levels. Otherwise, know wild Rare Sightings will spawn up to 20% higher than your normal maximum wild dino level, by default. If you are a Local Player (SP), disable hibernation by adding "-PreventHibernation" to your startup line. Tweak any of the mod's other server options to suit your taste. Once done, you're ready to play!

How to Play
After this mod is added, the game is already going. This mod will automatically scan your server for dinos to upgrade into Rare Sighting events! To participate fully, players should place a radio in their hotbar. With a radio hotbarred players will automatically receive transmissions of the events going on around them: new sightings, sightings that have been tamed, and sightings that have been slain and are no longer in the game. Changing which slot you have your radio hotbarred can give you additional messages: Slot 8 will also tell you how many Rare Sightings are currently active for your server; Slot 9 will also give you updates of random sightings already in the game. Once a Rare Sighting has been spotted, the race is on because there are rewards for taming or slaying them.

Rewards for Taming a Rare Sighting
Besides the obvious reward of taming a higher-than-normal level dino, some rare sightings will also have rare coloration and traits that are not usually seen for their species. And these are real colors that can be passed down to their offspring! Additionally, a freshly tamed Rare Sighting will have a 2x Experience buff for 30 minutes! Afterwards they are yours to keep and will not go away if the mod is ever removed.

Rewards for Slaying a Rare Sighting
Don't want your neighboring tribes to get that latest Rare Sighting? Get there first and kill it! Besides keeping it out of their hands, you'll also get precious loot which could include items, blueprints and resources, as well as a Slayer Buff for 20 minutes which gives you a 2x Experience boost and 20% bonus to your Melee damage and Stamina!

Done with the mod and wish to remove it?
Simply remove the mod! You'll lose nothing but the cosmetic buffs. Players will keep all previously tamed Rare Sightings, although any which previously had cosmetic buffs will revert back to vanilla appearance. Don't worry about needing to perform the admin command cheat destroywilddinos afterwards because wild Rare Sightings will automatically disappear when the mod is removed.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
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Server Options (ini Codes)
Bug Reports


Mod Policy
•Updates can be seen in the "Change Notes" tab.
•Don't be an askhole. Please read this mod's FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) before posting questions or comments and use the appropriate Discussion pages for posting Bug Reports or Server Advertisements.
•English is the only language used by this mod; no exceptions.
•No requests. Consider this mod as-is and exactly how I want it.
•Posts which fail to follow this policy or which fail to show common courtesy will be deleted without notice.

This mod/code/work is protected by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License. []
Popular Discussions View All (36)
Aug 13 @ 11:13am
PINNED: Bug Reports
19 hours ago
PINNED: Show Off Your Rare Sightings
Aug 14 @ 1:45pm
PINNED: Servers with this Mod
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XShortBusX Just now 
If i have my server difficulty set to 10 but no mods to set difficulty, do i have to do anything or just run the mod.
Botany Black Aug 13 @ 9:32am 
had someone on our server immersive tame a pretty exotic.. Albino Basilisk! tossed it in the Rare show thread.
Ihmislehma Aug 9 @ 11:08am 
Hey, just dropping to say that the new update sounds Awesome!
mikjoa Aug 8 @ 1:06am 
This now has became my favorite mod ! Thanks !
MiDNight Aug 6 @ 9:39pm 
now this is my "must have" mod on my list thanks for the hard work :)
MaximumCat Jul 19 @ 9:09am 
This mod is fantastic! An absolute must-have along with Classic Flyers.
mrStorrs Jul 10 @ 1:05pm 
FREAKING AWESOME MOD! My only wish is that there was admin commands to apply the cosmetic buffs to any dino so i could make dinos and offer them as server rewards and replace lost dinos for people. Regardless though, I LOVE THIS :D Great work!
indrabar Jul 9 @ 6:37pm 
Love the mod, keep it up! Saw a gorgeous raptor today (phoenixkin unihorn aberrant!) but I didn't have anything to tame it - something else killed it while I was trying to get narcos and stuff :( Can't wait to find another one!
Ertosi  [author] Jul 4 @ 10:33am 
If your comments have been removed, it is because they failed to follow mod policy. Read the FAQ before asking questions and post Bug Reports in their proper place.

Answers already posted for common questions will not be repeated here or elsewhere.

Thank you.
Ertosi  [author] Jul 3 @ 10:00am 
lol Thanks for sharing, Beeko! I love a dino with a punny name :D