For everyone whining about how this needs to be in Valguero, it was originally the case. That’s why they added the irradiated/luminous area into The Emerald Forest, as they were planning on adding the rock drakes and their nests into it. While I do know that, I’m not sure why they discarded actually adding the rock drakes... more than likely a time constraint or because ‘drakes didn’t fit Valguero’s map.
I was with a decent size tribe with a bunch of friends.They raised a bunch of rock drakes when i joined them.However, there was one Rock Drake in Particular that was laying in the corner of the dino pen that has been neglected, never being used cause previous owner from the tribe has stopped playing ARK. The tribe decided that i earned the right to claim the Rock Drake as my own. It was only a 140, but i cherished that thing like a real buddy.I named him "Anon Loves me".Because he always had my back in the darkest time. When i first glided through the air with the drake. It showed me a side of ARK i never knew before, and showed me the oppurtunities the world had to give to me.
Unfortunatly the happy moments came to an end. We got attacked by a bigger tribe while i was on. My tribe leader insisted i flee and transfer servers. However, i could not take "Anon loves me" at the time cause of the sudden ambush. The Rock Drake and I looked at each other one last time before parting ways..
The absolute BEST mount for stealing eggs. You can cloak the drake, sneak into a nesting grounds, hop off and steal an egg and then pounce out. A drake can easily outrun anything chasing you if you utilize the pounce ability.
They’re like wyverns in many ways, one of which being that most nothing will attack them whilst riding unless provoked. (With the exception of Nameless and Reapers, because they’re bastards). However, something important to note is that if you have a second passenger (since the saddle is a two seater) anything aggressive that wouldn’t agro on you before — now will. Not sure if this is a bug or what, but the passenger can also get hurt, so be careful.
Good luck out there, survivors.