So, I have gotten the ending. I speedran the missions with a pretty good weapon I got, forgot what it was, but all the missions that showed up were complete. While I was doing missions, a took a bit of time to store rex eggs in my shadowmane while the rexes were breeding. So by yesterday I had everything ready for Rockwell, I watched a video, or just a small amount of it just for an idea of what to bring. I brought 10 rexes, each prim saddles each, and did it on gamma. Because one mission was glitched and hunt missions didn’t appear, I was forced to use cheats to get to the arena. I did get the mutagen legit, and they I did the fight. At the end, I was excited for the ending, but then my Xbox decided to crash for no reason. So I ran the fight in creative. Great but sad ending, I came close to tearing up, but that was it. I watched the full credits, then did the alpha fight in creative to see if there was any hidden part. There wasn’t anything on alpha. Might have progressed a bit too fast… well now I’m going to have to finish playing through the DLC maps then I’m trying pvp again, hopefully pvp will be good by the time I get there.
Your probably fine to skip to gen part 2, since it’s much easier than gen part 1. All you need to know for the story is that you were in a simulation, you got out of the simulation, and gen 2 continues off the ending off gen 1, but your character wakes up during the gen 2 starting cutscene, and spoils not too much (almost nothing) from the gen 2 ending.
I just watched Syntac’s video showing every Genesis 2 creature and they’re amazing. The Noglin is hilarious and it’s mind control is weird. The maewing is cute and the ability to carry babies in pouches is even cuter, and it’s glide looks cool as well. The shadowmane is AWESOME and I love it. Astrodelphis also looks quite good but I was disappointed by the voidwyrm as it has pretty much no new abilities.
So first off, yes you do start with federation Tek armour. They recently removed damage from the tek glove’s ability, because you could just one-hit people in pvp.
Start out in the Eden zone, and if you aren’t used to tek gear abilities, then get used to them, because your gonna be using them a ton. So first off, after the cutscene you get an explorer note buff, so make cooking pots and level up as high as you can. Once you’ve done that, there’s two paths you can take:
1. Make a smithy, do a few race missions and get a harpoon gun and a net. To tame the maewing, it’s your standard tranq-and-feed.
2. Make fishing baskets and go to Rockwell’s garden and catch piranha, and be sure to avoid kaprosuchus and baryonyx. If it’s a baryonyx, then fly away until it loses aggro. To tame the shadowmane, you have to put a fish basket on the last slot of your hot bar, like any passive tame and then land decently far away from the shadowmane you want to tame, crouch and walk up to it and quickly feed it the fish basket while it is asleep, it also sleeps somewhere during the day, so they are nocturnal. If done correctly, it will teleport away. If any other shadowmane aggro, then fly away until aggro is lost, and remeber these guys will teleport in to the air if your flying in their range, so be careful. Also use the taming tracker thing to find the shadowmane again. After that, you’ve gotten probably the most op mid game to early game mount. It also comes with high natural armour, don’t know if it scales with anything but here’s an example of the natural armour: let’s say you got 100.0 saddle armour for a rex, if the shadowmane had 100.0 natural armour, it would have the same amount of defense as the rex saddle. If you don’t understand what I mean, then you’ll figure it out.
3. Get a reaper king day 1. I’ll go over this one, if you really want to progress quickly in the dlc then this is your option. Somebody made a video on how to do it, it was either “teacher’s game too” or “Raasclark.”
Okay, since Swamp wants to hear my ideas for DLCs, here’s the first one.
The Archipelago map
The Archipelago map is a big map, mainly ocean with multiple large islands, each one different. The easiest island is the tropical island, a big island with little predators that’s good for starters. The tropical island is surrounded by many smaller islands and some bigger ones. North of the tropical islands are the ice islands, frozen islands full of predators with little prey, these are very dangerous and only safe for experienced players. In the centre of the map is a massive mountain that rises up out of the ocean, the mountain is full of resources and dangerous creatures and surrounded by a chain of dangerous volcanic islands. The ocean surrounding all the islands is extremely deep and full of danger, and in the ocean around the mountain is a big cave which leads into an underground world full of aberrant creatures. In this underground world you will find the boss creature of the archipelago map, a giant scorpion the size of a giga that sprays poison out of its stinger. Kill it and you ascend.
All right, that’s my first idea, I’ve got multiple others. Also, The Archipelago Map has no new creatures apart from the boss.
So I found a video on how to tame creatures quicker, and it actually works. The guy showed two ways, one where you murder that taming effectiveness, and the other is similar but you keep the taming the effectiveness. I’ll go over the one where you keep the taming effectiveness. So what you want is a shotgun, a low level stego, and the creature’s favourite kibble and a magnifying glass, or scan a creature with HLNA if your on gen 1 or 2. What you wanna do is get the creature your taming below 40% health, and then knock it out. Now this is where your low level stego comes in. Use your bleed attack on the creature that your taming, and as soon as you see the blood splatter, cancel the ability. I don’t understand how it works, maybe with the stamina drain? Anyways, it works but it can be a bit hard. The other way is you knock it first, shotgun it to 40% and do the same thing.
So far, Genesis 2 is one of my favorite maps. There’s so much to explore and do, so much new features, and it’s SO BIG. I admit the fed Tek at the beginning is pretty OP, but it doesn’t give too much armor and makes the intense early game a bit more casual, which I kinda like. The missions actually connect to the storyline, and the creatures are very good and the unique taming methods are a fun change to the normal. Overall, I think it’s pretty good, although the space biome is lacking and the voidwyrm is just a Tek Wyvern.