Please have your following distants at low or medium because if it’s at high or higher your Dino will not follow you for a long time and if it’s at lowest your Dino will follow you even wen you move just a little
Here’s some tips for my fellow noobs!
You will encounter these guys. It’s impossible to not see them at least once in the few days after you start the game. If you’re like me and want to avoid them, listen. I mean literally. They make a sort of chittering noise, very different from dodos. Listening to the world around me has saved my butt too many times.
If you want to fight one, wait until you have an axe and have upped your health and damage some. They’re easy kills if you sprint at em from behind and spam the axe. If you see them flash their frill, get to the side. When they flash the frill it means they’re going to spit.
Similar strategy for taming, but instead of an axe use a club. Toss some raw meat into their inventory and keep some narco berries on hand juuuust in case. They tame very quick.
At high levels they are amazing defenders and distractors, though I’d use carbonemys for distracting. They’re also very moveable thanks to their size.
If you encounter a dilophosaurus early in game and want to kill it for resources such as meat then use a bow & arrow at medium range and spam stone axe during combat since spamming causes fast knockbacks that makes it difficult for the creature to attack you
Ever get hit by Dilophosaurus spit? Easy fix. Simple way to avoid getting poisoned is by moving left to right. Not too much, not too little. Not too fast, not too slow. If that doesn’t work, simply run in circles while facing the dilo.
Underestimating a Dilo is a mistake I often make. I think I can take them out, but they overwhelm me, and their poison makes it hard to run away from them. Luckily, they aren’t too much of a threat to new players since they can be taken out with a torch or spear.
If it is about to spit, jump. They don't factor gravity in the jump so you will fall down before the spit reaches you. Same can be done horizontally. Their spit is their only card so if you can avoid their spit you can't die from them...