ARK: Survival Evolved

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Balanced Herbivore Prime Equivalent
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Sep 12, 2016 @ 9:48pm
Sep 19, 2016 @ 10:04am
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Balanced Herbivore Prime Equivalent

Adds a cooking pot recipe for "Veggie Medley" which tames herbivores as fast as prime meat tames carnivores.

-Recipe in the Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker
-Calls for 4 of each advanced crop (Savoroot, Rockarrot, Longrass, and Citronal)
-Gives 4 Veggie Medley per craft
-Cooking Pot needs a waterskin, water jar, or canteen (an irrigated Industrial Cooker does not)
-Stacks to 4 (you'll need roughly 4 times more of these than prime meat for the same length of time)
-Spoils in 2 minutes and 20 seconds (same as prime meat)
-Three times as effective as mejoberries for taming herbivores (same as prime)

You do not need to start a new save for this mod to work. However you do need to break and replace any cooking pots/industrial cookers that existed before the mod was added if you want them to make the veggie medley.

You will not be able to cook the medley in another mod's cooking pot (S+ for expample). You must use a vanilla pot.

This mod is balanced around the default stack sizes and designed to be as difficult to use as prime meat.
For an easier to obtain version that stacks to 100 see my other mod:

This mod is completely clean and stackable.

For servers the mod ID is 762909575
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Dec 31, 2017 @ 4:25am
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Xandermud  [author] Jan 18, 2018 @ 3:17pm 
There isn't any engram to learn or a recipe you click on in the pot. Just like the vanilla recipes, you simply put the ingredients into the pot along with some fuel and light the fire. Should only take 5 seconds to cook each batch.
whitedove Jan 18, 2018 @ 9:19am 
I placed a vanilla cooking pot and the recipe isn't there. I don't see any engrams to learn. What am I doing wrong?
Xandermud  [author] Dec 25, 2017 @ 8:16pm 
Try deleting the mod's folder from the server directory and re-downloading it. Files can sometimes be corrupted during download. If it still crashes, try re-installing the server itself.
Wolverine Dec 25, 2017 @ 6:55pm 
Everytime i place down the vanilla cooking pot, server crashes, its a Dedi
Xandermud  [author] Dec 20, 2017 @ 4:29am 
No worries. The reason I didn't give the medley a higher food value is that, in my testing, the higher food value made the medley roughly as good as kibble, which isn't what I wanted. In the future, if you tame something that seems to take too many medley, check a taming calculator like Dododex and see what it says for mejoberries. Just remember to divide that by 3 to get the medley amount. If they actually are eating too much, let me know.
Dagg Dibrimi Dec 20, 2017 @ 1:55am 
Although, you do say "you'll need roughly 4x more than prime meat" so I guess you actually did cover that, and I just forgot :) (new comment because no edit ability in this comment list. Ty Steam :rolleyes: )
Dagg Dibrimi Dec 20, 2017 @ 1:50am 
Thanks for the clarification. I had thought the recipe didn't just use the x3 rate, it was also adjusted for the difference in food value between berries and prime meat. I dunno why the anky tamed that fast, I believe I did have the taming rate higher than for the stego, but it wasn't 10x (I think it was 5x and the stego was 3x).
I guess it's not a huge practical thing except you've got to know about the food value differences or you won't make enough medley. It's that factor that is confusing with the description of "prime meat for herbivores", which is what led me to ask these questions :)
Xandermud  [author] Dec 19, 2017 @ 9:08pm 
Prime meat is 3 times more effective than regular meat, so the medley is 3 times more effective than mejo berries. However, the food value is still much smaller than meat, so they eat more often. A 150 carno needs 170 raw meat or 57 prime meat while a 150 ankylo needs 425 mejo berries which would be around 142 medley (on 1x tame rate). In order for a 140 ankylo to tame with only 14 medley, the tame rate would need to be 10x. At 10x a carno needs 6 prime meat to tame and a rex needs 9.
Dagg Dibrimi Dec 19, 2017 @ 8:56pm 
Thanks for the response! That makes sense, but it only took 14 for a 140 anky at the boosted taming rate? Which is exactly the amount of prime meat it takes for a high level carnivorous dino at the same rate. According to your calc it should have been almost 40? I assumed the taming food amount of the medley had been boosted to make it equivalent to prime meat for herbi, and it indeed seemed to be that way for the first tame. Any idea why the difference?
Xandermud  [author] Dec 18, 2017 @ 9:44pm 
That would depend on your taming multiplier. On the vanilla 1x taming speed, a lvl 100 stego would take about 200 medley. 2x it would be 100, 3x would be 66, etc. It should take exactly 1/3 the number of mejo berries you would normally have to use.