Fought off an Alpha Raptor with two Parasaurs and a few Dilophosaurus. My point? Don't underestimate the power of early-game tames. No gonna lie, my tames were almost killed and they had help from a few nearby Carbonemys...
I have a Parasaur who is a hero! When i was new i had a dodo pen, a Pterra and a Parasaur named Dolby.One day on the island i was getting resources on my raft with my trusty pterra by the swamps. It was by the swamps when them dam devil snakes slam my rafts deck. I fought with extremism , tho i won i felt woosy and passed out in the shallows where i met my fate. I woke in anger and cursed the stoopid island MY RESOURCES MY RAFT MY BIRD ALL GONE! Its a 2 day run back ill never survive! I opened my thatch door to see Dolby gaurding the dodo pen . I told him about my misfortune and something changed in Dolby that day. He had a fire in his eyes and belched out a cry that made the dodos dance a song of storms. He had a will to get back what was best for us, I told Dolby it suicide to go back!But he wouldnt fear anything . We rode, Dolby ran and ran past all who threatened us. We reached the raft. Everything intact. Dolby and i can still be seen making a morning run.Ill always remember Dolby
So in my first ARK world I found a raptor when I was like level 7 and not knowing what I was getting myself into attacked. It killed me of course and then it attacked my Dino’s Rocky dodo, Tocky dodo, Emerald Para.
I once had a para named Strider. I was on Ragnarok with her and a pego named Stead, and we were moving from the jungles to the desert. We were on top of a snowy mountain when we were jumped by a trio of sabers. I jumped off Strider and had her run away, and I stayed to fight off the sabers. I died. I never got a death message. To this day, Strider is still roaming the frozen wastes, alone. Stay strong old friend, I’m coming.
One of my first games ever was a para called dusky. She was the first dinosaur I ever equipped a saddle on and I used her to get to turtles so my raptor can kill her. I didn’t have a sarco saddle so I rid my para in the water with my sarco lizzy on aggressive attacking fishy’s and me and dusky helped. At the end I had like 200 raw fish to do who knows what with. Once a carno came and attacked my base so I ran. I thought everything would die because all my creatures are on passive but then I came back and dusky killed it. She was the only one on attack target and killed it on her own. I have spinosaurus now and a Rex but she still lives by my side. I don’t care that she is no help now and is nothing to my other dinos, but I still ride her to this day. All my first creatures but dusky where killed by the carno making her my oldest tame.