When I was still somewhat new to ark I would explore the island with literally all my dinos in tow they were all low level rexs/trikes/sabers so not a very threatening pack but it made me feel safe so I went off to explore the redwoods and I had my first run in with one of the beasts it was bug boosted at the time and i didn’t know that was a thing so I whistled my entire pack on it to my surprise it killed literally everything I had with me it discouraged me for about a week or so. I ended up just starting over completely I’m happy I did . I did learn a lesson though and that is don’t mess with bug boosted megatheriums.
They killed my terror bird in the presence of a jug bug. They killed my enforcer in the presence of an araneo. I took my ravage- I mean swole Hyaenodons and went on a megatherium genocide in the extinction sanctuary for 3 hours before forgiving them.