When breeding two max level rexes to have a super baby, DON'T EAT THE EGG!!!! I've done this twice on accident(meaning to drop it) and each time it takes me a couple seconds to register wtf I just did and then I have to wait to mate again. Sad day. Weekend ruined. Great way to start off the new year! Lol
Rex baby consumes meat at about 1 meat per 50 seconds. Each meat gives about 50 food, with a food drain of 1 food point per second. So.. 1 meat = 50 seconds of feed. 1 stack of meat is 1000 seconds/16 min. A stack of meat takes 12hrs to full spoil. So.. on 1x, at 6% maturity, a baby rex can be left to fend its own till juvi... this is even with a 2 hr safeguard to be very safe. Honestly... 5% would work also. Hope these statistics help!
Since rexs are the second best land carnivore (behind giga) I would recommend just leveling it for PvP. Like on all my 150 kibble tame rexs I go for 10k health then 500 melee damage and then put the rest of my levels back and forth between health and damage.
PS: A good 2nd-5th gen Rex can and will kill tamed gigas
From my experience my rexes have layed a bunch of eggs I have 2 females and 2 males and I was able to get 120 eggs in the past 2 weeks however you may not have the same luck, however taming 3-4 females and a male should enough to supply you with plenty of red eggs to tame quetzals and plesiosaurs
Good for getting prime because they only will get attacked by the allosaurus Rex and gigas recommend getting a low level first and then moving on to tame a higher level later on rather than taming other dinos for collecting prime
One of the tames most people on pvp servers have. It is a good mount, while still being a fairly easy tame. That's why people stack up on rexes, and they can tank a lot. A group of five rexes can definitely take down a tamed giga.
TLC patch to be added in March 2018 to add a terrain bug fix that will allow it to not get stuck on rocks and add a roar that will force players (and maybe creatyres too) to poop themselves. Like so people can see!
Definitely a must on pvp servers. Good to have a mix between tanks (20k health) and damage dealers (400+ melee). If you have the means definitely breed them for damage buff/resistance. Working on third gen Rex's now :)
Just having a Rex in your base will encourage people not to mess with you on a pvp server. Regardless of level, Rex are a scary thing to see (and remember, people without telescope have no idea what level it is till they get closer than they want to be, so even a weak rex will scare off anyone yet who's yet to find crystal
The Rex, especially above lv 100, with 5k health and 300 melee, is a perfect Alpha killer, and meat gatherer. Our Rexes are constantly encumbered (600 pounds of meat), we do a single meat run per day, then take off the hundreds of spoiled meat, used for narcotics.
Rexes are very useful all around carnivores with great health and melee. Having a good Rex helps when gathering meat, other resources (hide, chitin, etc.), and great for hunting/defending. If you're on a pvp server Rexes are for raids on other tribes as well, On Scorched Earth DLC a good Rex that has been leveled properly can solo kill a death worm but if not a few decent ones together will do.
One of the best Dinos for base defense, meat runs and guarding your team in general. We have two in our tribe, within the first few hours our female laid 5 eggs. One is level 86 and the other 161, never have had to worry about them in battle, they've held their own against alphas, packs of the overrated Allos and many other Dinos that some may consider troublesome.
Best tame, once you get the ability to make a saddle, go an tame one be be prepared to be on the move constantly cause they cover a lot of ground.
Also avoid water combat unless you're in shallow water. I plan on taming a 3rd, They're the best in my opinion. If you can't tame a giga, the next best land carnivore is the Rex, hands down.
My personal favorite dinosaur and travel companion the rex is the best dinosaur for defense and hunting. It is like a ward for smaller predators and has an awesome roar that has a cool down period. They can carry a lot of weight and move very fast even when you're so heavy you can't run anymore. An astounding taming mount. Park one near a tame that's unconscious and most animals will stay away. Can carry alot of meat and prime meat for taming carnivorous animals. Gathers alot of trophies for offerings to the obelisk when you kill the right animals with it.