Just for fun and to eliminate boredom, I have prime meat tamed 10-12 135+ raptors. So, they are not maxed stats or anything. I ride through redwood, eating everything we pass. Whistle attacking a 150 car no and watching it disappear in seconds is a blast. :) make them all the highest quality saddles you can, for armor, as well. Even better. I think I will get some kibble and perfect tame some 150s, then breed super raptors. Not going to kill tamed rexes, but definitely fun.
The raptor is a good beginning mount.It is good at gathering meat and is fast. The raptor however has low stamina and health so fight smaller dinosaur to level up and then move on to fight larger dino. The raptor is a pack animal and in a group can easily kill players. It is also good at base defense if you put your raptors on aggressive and wander IN YOUR BASE WALLS. They are a good first mount and even helpful later on when you tame multiple and make a pack
TLC patch coming March 2018 adding a pack bonus wherein the leader roars and the pack gains damage resistance, movement speed, and attack speed buff for 15 seconds with a 45 second cooldown, will also gain a pounce and pin move similar to Thylocoleo which can be used on small creatures or players. Kill it to escape. Like so people can see!