Quetzals, one of the best dinos. Quetzals can easily be tamed with a buddy, all you need is a flying dino that can pick up people or has a multi-seat saddle. Load up with the appropriate tranq arrows, narcotics, food and set off across the map to find one. Low levels are brilliant for beginners as they can serve as brilliant carriers due to their high base weight stat. Higher levels however mainly are used as "Battle Quetzals", alongside the high stats it will receive from being tamed, pumping health and melee damage is the way to go. With that being said you'll be able to tank base defences such as PSX and Auto Turrets, aswell as kill dangerous dinos with ease. Maybe either of those don't tickle your fancy, then hey, make a "Party Quetzal"! Strap on some chairs, tables, food and lots more onto the Quetzal's Platform Saddle and hover in the air as you dance to Darude Sandstorm being blasted through someone's mic in game chat. If you can get a quetzal, do consider as they are brilliant!
When you tame your first quetzal, you should make it into a quetz trapper... if you are wanting more... if you don't know what a quetz trap is, go to YouTube! If you can tame a low level one to start! Being able to tame as many quetzals as you want with the trap, is RIDICULOUS!
Ever since the flyer nerf, they don't regain stamina if you dismount and stand on the platform saddle. You can, however, use a grapple hook if you really need to or you're raiding. Just grapple to it until full stam and you're good
Best way to get metal is have 3 people with to the metal run have a chair on the foundation for the quetz when u got like 6k raw metal knock out the player give it the metal u got drag him to the chair and make him sit it doesnt effect the quetz weight
There are multiple designs and point progressions for quetzals. You could have a work quetz with weight and stamina, a quetzal trap with stamina and speed, or a battle quetz with health. Pick wisely and good luck survivors!
There's a reason they're so goddamned hard to tame; they're a gamechanger. Even if you don't have a platform saddle they are extremely useful. They have a massive amount of stamina so they can fly for extremely long periods of time, their carry weight is comparable to some of the bigger land creatures like a diplo, and they can carry absolutely massive creatures through the air. It can make setting up bases in newer areas like the snow biome much easier. Personally I use it to make trips to some metal deposits in the tundra so I can get bulk amounts at once without either encumbering my flyer or bringing a clusterflock to disperse the metal. Once you have it, take very good care of it.
After flyer nerfs its mostly pointless, use quetz only for picking large dinos that argy and ptera cant pick. Do not use quetzals as flying forges cuz is too risky and weith is not good as it was before nerfs.
When getting metal, get one person to drive the quetzal and one to take all of the metal into his inventory and sit on a bench on the platform saddle. It wont take the players weight into account for the quetzal and will allow you to get infinite metal per run.