First starting in Scorched earth after the downfall of my Center server I brought my lvl 191 parasaur with me. Finally found a base location and as I run to grab water what happens? Gator grabs me,destroys me. Level 125. Needless to say I ran back to get my bag and get the saddle off my parasaur, but as I arrive what do I see?! My bloody parasaur with the Sun behind him, Sun glistening off the blood as he stands victorious over the gator guarding my bag, and waiting for me. Moral of the story, Parasaur is life.
Honestly, the parasaur is one of the best games in this game, not to mention it is a low level and easy tame to start off with. It will carry you from birth to death in this game, I highly recommend. Plus, only upgrade movement speed, trust me it's the best way.
Like a declining marriage, these guys are great at the start but over time get fat and lazy sitting at your base all day being left behind because you found a nicer, prettier Dino that's better. But these guys are loyal to the end and will happily carry you back to your corpse.