Last night, I got in game and grabbed my taming equipment. I had 27 Stage 3 arrows and a few extra Narcotics, so I did a small berry gathering run with the Trike and got some Narcotics going. I made an extra 10 arrows and a handful of extra narcotics and set off on my journey.
The ptera I had was a low level one. And having no back up makes me even more cautious than I normally am. hehehe So my plan was to get something near max level. I went and looked for a minute, then realized I needed a spyglass. So went back, made a SelMod spyglass and resumed the search. Level 30. Level 40. Then another level 30. Oh, there is a 240 (or close) and I figured that was good, but it had a couple of those extinction drones on each side of it that almost looked like it was protecting it. After a few minutes waiting, I moved on. . . .
I had headed down the west side of the Viking Bay coastline and damn, had a level 300 female ptera ! OK, so she was heading more towards the mudslide area. And she lands about 5 foundations from a Rex who decides to snap at her hoping for a little ptera snack. Well, the bird flies, and I follow. And follow. She decides to fly up to the next elevation level and finally settles down for a second.
Now is my chance ! I land close by, bolas in hand ! My first attempt misses with me thinking damn, I am better than that. Second one connects and she is snagged. First stage 3 arrow connects, then a second, and a third. OK, so I know there is some delay with those arrows, so I don’t want to hit it if I don’t have to. But I don’t want her to get out of the bolas either! So a fourth arrow and then a few seconds later, the fifth and she goes down. I rush up and toss what Mutton I had left from trading with Kamaka two days ago and wait. I hear a sound and damn its a Rex that is closing. Jump on my ptera rushing the Rex, attacking and drawing him over the edge where that other Rex is. I try to drag them down the beach a short time and then return to the unconscious 300 on the ground.
About 10 to 15 seconds later I’m attacked! I try to get on my ptera and fly up and I’m stuck. Not sure on what, but the bird is taking damage as I see blood spurting….. Its a sabertooth, so with the bird stuck and not flying away (might have gotten stuck on the 300), I pull out the sword and try to attack. At this point I know the 300 is messed up and I just want to save my gear and the ptera. The ptera dies to the sabertooth and I try attacking it. And then die seconds later……
So I lost the ptera and had no back up to fly over. I lost all my narcotics and my remaining Stage 3 arrows. And worst thing, I lost the 300 which I really wanted. So I wake up in bed and decide I can’t get my stuff, so log off to watch a Deadliest Catch episode. Tomorrow will bring a new day to get stockpiled back (well, today actually since I’m writing this now).
Have fun and enjoy !