I think they should be stronger as tames. Not their stats but what if their bite attack would decrease the targets speed so a Morreallatops couldn't just run away and their torpor damage is to low I'd say. Please make Thorny Dragon viable.
Gathers wood fast and carries it at 1/5 weight stone is 1/2. Weak on the sides so if you really like this dino to patrol keep another dino with it to aid. Excellent at killing mantis to gathering organic polymer and chitin.
I have 12 on platforms 4 pillars high scattered around my base. I have an issuse with dino spawns in the base. So they act as a long range needle launcher. Weigh down with sand because its weight isnt affected by the dragons buff. Set all to long range aggressive and u have a protected base. Add a few plant X for added assurance. I no longer have spawn problems. Found a ready to tame terror bird today too pretty neat.
No longer carries wood at 1/5 weight, now carries at 1/2 but can now be carried by argentavis and can farm wood similar to farming metal with an argentavis and anky, upgrade melee damage to get the most wood possible.
Can be used to help tame large creatures. If you pull out your crossbow or longneck while riding it you can shoot your weapon and its tail needles at the same time allowing you to tank the creature and save tranqs. You would need to level health and melee though.
This is the easiest of the wood gatherers to obtain. I'm a solo player on ragnorak. They don't wake up as fast as beavers and don't take as long as mammoths. It's a bit of a distance, but if you have a ptera I'd say find the highest level Thorny Dragon that you can find so it doesn't wake up too fast, then fly to the highlands and kill a sheep or two and mutton tame it.
These are my favorite mounts. They're the beaver of Scorched Earth. They gather wood very well. The initial carry weight isn't too bad& neither is the health for small fights. So they're also decent battle mounts if leveled properly. One of their biggest assets is their ranged quill attack. In addition to a small amount of damage, it also deals torpor. Not a lot, but could be helpful in aiding knocking dinos out. Overall, they're a great mount in my opinion. They're biggest downside is their slow movement speed. Getting from A to B can take a while. Leveling in Health, Melee, & Movement Speed is highly recommended.