ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Homing Pigeon
Content Types: Mod, Structures, Creatures
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Mar 29, 2016 @ 2:40am
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Homing Pigeon

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PommieGamer - ARK: Survival Evolved | Server Mod Collection
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Flyers equipped with the Homing Pigeon Leg Ring will automatically attempt to return to the specified, or the closest Homing Pigeon Flag owned by the tribe, in the event that the rider dies.

Simply place Homing Pigeon Flag(s) to act as rally points for flyers, and equip your flyers with the Homing Pigeon Leg Ring via the costume slot.

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  • Auto-return - Flyer automatically attempts to return to a Tribe Owned Homing Pigeon Flag when its rider is killed.
  • Send to Destination - Manually send a flyer to a specific destination (can be a Tribe, Allied or a Public Homing Pigeon Flag / Mailbox).
  • Recall to Flag - Manually recall a flyer to a specific flag.
  • Set a default return flag per flyer - Either a specific flag, or the closest tribe owned flag to the flyer.
  • Public Homing Pigeon Flags - Public rally points for any tribe's flyers. Cannot be destroyed or damaged.
  • Mailboxes, Letters and Parcels - Send and receive letters and parcels via flyer to the Homing Pigeon Mailbox.
  • Bird Seed - No costume slot? No problem. Feed your flyer who doesn't have a costume slot the Homing Pigeon Bird Seed to add one to them.
  • Tribe Log support - Homing Pigeon notifications are recorded in the tribe log.
  • Rename Homing Pigeon Structures - Handy to know which is which and where your flyer is flying to.
  • Custom Flight Path algorithm - Sends the flyer to a dynamic altitude to mitigate collisions.
  • Custom collision avoidance system - Enabling flyers to navigate around obstacles while on route to destination.

Mod & DLC Support

Homing Pigeon has been officially tested and verified as compatible and working with the following third-party mods and DLC:

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About the mod

Troubleshooting & Bugs

If you are having issues with the mod, read the Troubleshooting guide for help. Please report any bugs under the 'Bugs' thread. Please consult the 'Known bugs' before posting.

Admin Cheat Codes

See 'Admin Cheat Codes' thread

GameUserSettings.ini Configuration
See 'Homing Pigeon GameUserSettings.ini Configuration' thread

Suggestions / Feedback

I would love to hear your suggestions and feedback on this mod. Please feel free to share your comments and ideas with me over on the 'Suggestions / Feedback' thread, and I'll try to incorporate the best ones into the mod.

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Golgotha 4 hours ago 
Are flying, shoulder-mounted Dinos supposed to be supported by this mod?

I havent tested them all yet, but at least my Vulture takes neither the Leg Ring nor the Bird Seed.

Just asking for clarification, awessome mod any way you cut it!
Stefan 17 hours ago 
How do you use "Homing Pigeon Bird Seed"? You move it to a bird inventory then right click it E or E directly? THank you
dollar7176 Jul 18 @ 7:00pm 
Can you add support for the Rock Drake from Aberration? I know it's not technically not a flyer.
Vormancer Jul 18 @ 3:26pm 
So out of curiosity, have you considered making a tek version that could Teleport any dino land or sky back to its hub point? I know i would LOVE something like that for my raptor pack while im leveling up my little guys i ride my weak one out to level it and occationally get jumped and we die but the others maul the killer to death and then im stuck going out and trying to find them. its not always easy as theyre set to follow and aggressive and when you die they dont follow anyone anymore and scatter killing off everything so a tek dino summon teleporter would be AWESOME!:Gauntlet_Gold: love the mod!
Master Obelawe Jul 16 @ 7:32pm 
@PommieGamer hi there been long time hope you are well could you please do a vid on the mailbox setup will be running that on the son server
PommieGamer  [author] Jul 14 @ 12:55am 
@Kisshu not particularly helpful as a bug report. There has to be something else at play otherwise 262,000 other people would experience the same issue when using the mod. Perhaps it's server load, perhaps another mod, perhaps something else entirely different. Again I stats until someone can help me narrow down the cause by isolating what is common between the minority of people experiencing the problem there isn't much I can do.
Kisshu the Stein Jul 14 @ 12:04am 
Got this bug too, just put the ring on recall or send your flyers to flag. After that they are bugged.
PommieGamer  [author] Jul 13 @ 7:50pm 
@Aerofluff The bug is fairly rare and as such I have not been able as of yet to isolate its cause. Until such time users can provide me with reliable steps to reproduce so that I can isolate the behaviour and attempt to fix their isn't much I can do.

In the interium I have provided some work arounds to rectify the wander behaviour should you run into it. But at the end of the day it's entirely up to you whether you wish to use this mod or not.
PommieGamer  [author] Jul 13 @ 7:48pm 
@(>^.^)> <(^.^<) Untested. In theory it shouldn't do as Homing Pigeon runs it's own behaviour tree. Give it a try and let me know if it works.
Aerofluff Jul 13 @ 7:35pm 
Yeah, to me that known bug is not worth the trade-off... I've now had another flyer become afflicted with the wandery autowalk bug after first recalling them to a flag. It really renders them almost useless when they can't be trusted to sit still after you land. Pretty unplayable.