ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Rare Sightings
Content Types: Creatures, Game Modes
File Size
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Feb 13, 2018 @ 12:07pm
Apr 17, 2019 @ 8:11pm
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Rare Sightings

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Skull Island ARK's Mod Testing Grounds
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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 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.

Additional Information
For more information on cosmetic buffs, types of rare sightings, server options, and admin commands please see the Rare Sightings Mod Guide.


Mod Policy
•By installing and using this mod, you agree to its Policy and Subscription Terms.
•Updates can be seen in the "Change Notes" tab.
•This mod is made to work with the core game and not around other mods. Read the documentation and use common sense when combining it with other mods.
•English is the only language used by this mod; no exceptions.
•No requests. Consider this mod as-is and exactly how I want it.
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