I had the pleasure of befriending one of these animals. Despite popular opinion, I find ichthyornis birds to be quite charming and graceful. So much that I found myself taming one. After he woke up, I saw a fire in Greg. From then on, we would be best friends. He’d come with me everywhere. From simple resource gathering to Bronto taming, Greg would be there supporting me from my shoulder. When I was too tired to go fishing or hunting, Greg was there to do it for me. He even makes the effort to make sure I get the best meat out of it. He is a quick learner, he went from from level 20 to level 40 in a day. Anywhere I go, he comes. Anything I need, he makes it his top priority. To this day, Greg continues to be my best friend and sometimes we just hang out on the beach or go fishing even when the resources aren’t needed. I thank Greg for his time with me and his endless favors that he has completed for me. Thank you, Greg.
Just tamed one of these myself, after reading the story of Greg I decided there was only one name suitable for this creature. I love My Greg so much, he is amazing. Shortly after I tamed him I was out gathering with him perched on my shoulder when I was attacked by a group of compys, Greg instantly Launched himself off my shoulder and flew into the air with on in his Jaws while my raptor killed the other 2. I've never enjoyed watching something that has attacked me die so much.... Until a couple minutes later. A Dilo ran up and before it could even blind me Greg swooped in and grabbed him up in his Jaws flew into the air and tore him to shreds. 10/10 would tame a whole battalion of Greg's.
Also they are great for catching fish and taming otters.
Guys, I just stole the best idea! On the carno page, everyone is saying, PUT BRUCE WAYNE INTO THE ARK ANIMATED SERIES, and I thought hey, why don’t we ask the same thing for Greg?!?! Continue asking wildcard if you want it to happen. Even just “ark should add Greg to the animated series” will do. I just want more Ichthyornis popularity points. Grow the community! (Yes, I know that last part sounds capitalistic, and l’m pretty sure that wildcard made this app so just flood these chat things and maybe they’ll hear us)/side note, OG owner of Greg, if you don’t want Greg in the series, just ask, as I’m pretty sure most people on this chat line are awesome people and will understand/
There things would TERRORISE me when I played on Ragnarok. I lived on a beach and these things were out it get me, I swear. Very annoying. It was super satisfying when I 360 no-scoped one with a crossbow ;). But that's not why I'm here. I'm here to tell you the tale of Karen, my precious ithyornis. I spent a very large number of tranq arrows trying to knock this bird out of the sky. I am a terrible shot. But finally, I hit her and I fed her some fish meat. I saw a fire in her eyes and let her perch on my shoulder. I've tamed so many things that I wouldn't have been able to tame without Karen. She can take an ordinary dodo, kill it, and turn it into food for something like a rex. This isn't like other stories, where the beloved creature dies at the end. Karen is still alive to this day.
10/10 would recommend. The only Karen that's good news.