Get these early game, especially in with friends (if ur playing with a friend get 2) these allow you to explore much more in early game. Pump up speed as well. They also have great stamina and weight. Happy exploring!
The easiest Dino to take in ARK, second only to the Dodo. The easiest way to KO would be to craft at least two Bola (just in case you somehow miss with the first), then proceed to give it a face full of wood, or an arrow to the head. Once tamed, these guys make for a decent first mount early game if you are wanting to get from point A to point B in in a fairly good time, while also carrying enough supplies to build a small camp base. Like other herbivores, you can also use them to gather berries fairly quickly. When in your base, they can be used as an early warning system to alert tribe members if somebody is trying to sneak into your camp. When ridden, they possess two abilities, a sonar like "ping" to reveal hidden enemies and wild dinos that may pose danger, and loud "honk" to scare away any would be predators. Word of warning, though. Thier primary weakness is the fact that they possess little to no attack strength, so don't think you can take anything larger than a Dilo on one. They make up for the lack of melee damage with fairly decent speed, although some Raptors can quickly catch up to a fleeing Parasaur. Another slight disadvantage Parasaurs have is that they cannot jump, so try not to ride in rough terrain. Their swim speed also leaves something to be desired. Overall, these guys work best as a forward scout mount for when you want to explore or search for a new outpost location if you don't have access to a flyer, while also being strong enough to carry the needed materials. Keep in mind to stay out of tight forests or rough terrain, and keep water crossings to a minimum. Always keep your head on a swivel with the sonar ability. When leveling, train in HP, Stamina, Carry Weight, and Movement Speed (but only enough to keep from becoming the next meal for a wild Raptor pack).
The parasuar has had its base damage buffed to 12, base weight buffed to 480, and it’s wild weight gain was raised to 9.6 per level. This makes parasaurs carry only slightly less weight than a mammoth. Parasaurs have had a huge buff.