When it comes to the actual utilitarian use these things are good for about three things scaring noobs on the beach as you roll up with 20 following behind you or, egg layers which produces kibble for the pelagornis. The last is a special attribute of all shoulder ridden dinos, all the weight the compy carries is reduce by 1/2 when shouldered.
I wish there was like an attachment like a camera or something attached to a tamed compy’s back. And you can control it and look around through the camera while using the compy to run around and look. I think that is a good way to scout a tribe I wish there was something like this in the game. The camera needs gasoline to be activated just needs to be put in the compy’s inventory.
Oddly enough, this was the first creature I actually bred. After taming 1 male and 2 females, I decided to breed them and their surprisingly easy to breed. They can literally breed in a single triangle foundation. Although many consider them useless. If you find a beached Meg near a group of these guys, you can easily tame one. I will say this, They make great meat backpacks early game. To be quite honest out of all of ark creatures, the compy is more of a fun pet, that is small enough to fit in most places, and can pay the rent by giving you an egg every now and then. If you have alot of time on your hands you can breed them to fill your base and level health and attack to make a great indoor swarmed. The same can be done with the dilo, but compies take up significantly less space so you can pack more in there, and it's also worth mentioning that they hate sleeping, and wake up very very quickly so if your base is full of them, any kind of tranquilizer will be ineffective. At the end of the day, the compy is a pest, that can become a little pet that can fit anywhere. Not exactly the most useful critter, but they do the minimum. Fun fact the compy is the smallest theorpod dinosaur on the island, but despite what most people think they are not the smallest dinosaur and they aren't even the smallest theropod. The smallest Theropod was actually the troodontid anchiornis huxleyi which was a raptor thar weighed only 110 grams, was about a foot long, and was about 4-5 inches tall. This was another excessive review by SloppyCrow
For practical uses that is. Compy’s are the housecats of ark. Tame one and set it on wander inside your house and you have endless companionship. It’s dumb, and really impractical seeing as you probably have tons of other games to keep you company, but it’s still nice to see a tiny little dinosaur run around your home.