Not as useless as you might think! A high-level spino was terrorizing a nearby river. I took my diplo (Dylan) and while the spino was focused on killing Dylan, I was using my crossbow and rifle to do damage to it. Spino ended up dead, while Dylan was at 2000 out of 3000 health, and I was not injured at all.
Everyone saying the Diplo needs a tail whip attack and platform saddle, seriously if you want that get a bronto, the Diplo has its purpose and so does the bronto, making one into the other makes one redundant and totally useless. Brontos are attackers and portable bases, diplos are a hybrid of speed and capacity, no one would complain about a gallimimus that can carry eleven people and still have space to spare for three tonnes of cargo, but they do complain about a Diplo which is essentially that in terms of functionality.
A diplo is such a good exploring mount in multi player because one player moves the diplo while all the other players shoot of the sides of the diplo i tested this with my tribe and we destroyed our enemies tribe and the the enemies rexes got killed in seconds because of our ascendant pump action shotguns best of all the diplo never came close to death and the loot was insane one vault had two titanosaurus saddles
This bad boi is useful on cliffs cuz you can push danger off just like my diplo a random guy with a giga started raiding us but they failed as they were pushed by my diplo the giga died with the rider lol 😂😂😂