1. Tank. A very bulky dino for early game, due to their easy taming method they are worth taming just for their bulk alone. They take reduced damage everywhere but their head. Unfortunately, are outclassed by the Trike later on. (level Health)
2. Early game water mount. Their saddle is relatively inexpensive to craft, and they are significantly faster in water. Plus, no Oxygen stat means you can have access to local waterways around your base. Just don't try traversing the ocean...(level Health, Stamina, and Movement Speed)
3. Scout (if you want). They are slow, even while sprinting, but their bulk is good for any scouting missions you want to do in the early game. (level Stamina and Movement Speed)
4. Kibble Maker. Their eggs are classed as Medium, and they lay at a decent rate. Great for Regular Kibble!
My name is ShinyChimchar01 and if you like this tip, I've done similar tips on the Trike, Raptor, and Parasaur and my next tip is on the Lystrosaurus!
Create the ultimate turtle breeding group. Call yourself the turtle god. Put your mega tortols in aggressive, pick it up with quetzal, drop these babies on other tribe's turrets.
You now have the ultimate turret soaker. Let all other players feel the wrath of the turtle god. Your power is limitless, your defense is unfathomable, they shall all bow before your might. You are turtle god, bullet's demise, the ultimate waster of resources, who would dare defy you?
Take me home, to the unknown. Where the Rexes roar, and the turtles swim, take me home, where the equus roam(roam), and the raptors hunt, and the dilos spiiit, iinnn ttthhhee uuunnnkkkoowwnnn land ooofffff ARK!
The carbonemys is perhaps one of the best creatures to tame in the early game, and provides decent protection against dilos and lone raptors. The carbonemys can easily be knocked out with a slingshot, and even a survivor with base movement speed can outrun one, making it one of the easiest tames for the early game. Not only can it carry a lot, it can be used a bait for taming (or escaping) big carnivores that would love to eat you and you (amazing pink dodo) for a snack.
Amazing for early game
Can carry lots of stuff
An easy source of meat, keratin, hide, and XP for early game players