3 reasons why this should have more uses like being rideable:
Should be able to be picked up by argentavis. It’s litterally the same size of a dire wolf, which can be picked up by argentavis.
If this think got a new TLC or something, I recommend they should be rideable ( looking at you Wildcard! ) and the saddle should be unlocked at level 51, ( same level as a very dangerous redwoods creature, thylaceo ) or 64. These also should be like moving while digging ( like the basilisk ) but can’t be unmounted when underground.
👆 if you thought this was reasonable and should be added!
Just one of those dinos that will haunt you no matter what point in the game you are currently at 🤷♂️ Literally no way you can prevent being killed by one of these things except just STAYING AWAY!!! I am level 87 and these things still haunt me 🤷♂️ The funny thing is, they are worse than a Rex or Giga in a way 🤔😂
Pros: you can bury them underground and put them on passive for a hidden storage box. You could bury them and put them on neutral or aggressive and when you get raided your enemies won't even have a clue what hit them.
They knock enemies off mounts and stun them.
They do crazy damage.
Cons: sometimes I even have a hard time remembering and finding where I buried them.
How to tame: find one that's already attacking something, when it wins the fight lure it into a dino trap and tame it. (If its badly injured give it time to regain health before taming).
Otherwise If you try looking for one under the ground it will stun you and most likely kill you.
Everyone talking about how they need to be ridable, actually read the dossiers and find out why they can't be ridden, especially this line "not suited to the life of a mount", also look at them, they have a far too slim build and skinny legs to be ridden, and for the in-game reason, firstly it would be kind-of OP to have a mount that can lie in wait invisibly for an enemy player or creature to walk over then stun them and do huge amounts of damage before they can fight back, secondly, they'd probably need some sort of special gear like a really long snorkel to stay under permanently with a rider, thirdly, the saddle would look ridiculous since you'd probably have to have a lot of straps and lie down on your stomach on its back. But still, one can't help but imagine the possibilities for say, surviving raids on your tribe's base by hiding underground or placing C4 in strategic positions around the underside of your enemies floors... But let's just say riding purlovias is better in mods.
So yeah I went to the redwoods while riding my tapejara cause I crafted a tree foundation thing and I saw a bunch of terror birds killing a diplo.My mind was to help the diplo but then outta nowhere a purlovia jumped out of its hole thing and stunned me and my tapejara and well the terror birds attacked me.I have a ramshackle sword tho so I killed them all and the purlovia to.Yeah all of this wouldve been prevented if the purlovia wasn't there... I hate purlovias i'm never taming them.
Find these guys in the redwoods, they’re everywhere, but be careful, while your taming make sure you have something super strong and on aggressive next to you. Cuz the redwoods are the last place you want to go to if you don’t have armor and metal shield(s)
Say you live in the redwoods, You have a platform But , Most of your dinos are on the ground. Taming A Few of these setting them on Aggressive While buried around your base will help fight off carnos, Rexes , Allos. Or at Least as A Diversion so you can get ready to help.