Conan Exiles Raiding Tips

From Kalapurna on Reddit in the post https://www.reddit.com/r/ConanExiles/comments/8lppjm/any_advice_on_solo_raiding/

Saving this because its super useful.

You want to raid them?

Spec 50 Encumbrance for unlimited carry weight.

Explosive Jar does about ~10,000 burst damage and some more in burning.

Also coating a surface in grease orbs and then launching a demon-fire orb at it will ignite the grease into a burning fire that will eat away at the building.

You can stack 12 grease orbs on a surface and then ignite it with 1 demon fire. That will burn the shit out of a Tier 1. Keep tossing another grease orb every ~25 seconds to keep the fire burning as needed.

You can also use gaseous orbs. When hit by a Demon-Fire orb they will explode. So you can coat with grease, toss a gaseous orb on top of it, and then throw the demon-fire grenade last and it will cause an explosion + an oil fire, then keep burning with grease as needed.

Use Right-Click when tossing orbs, as this will make them explode on contact. (Left Click they will bounce off walls)

Bring a repair hammer with you to see the damage you are doing.

To get 50 Encumbrance: Bearer’s Pack (+5), Light/Med chest, gloves, pants (1 each, +3), Silent Legion boots (+3) = +11

Rhino head soup drops off NPC’s up north irregularly, or you could try to make it (hard to, needs black rhino head), that gives another +3 for an hour, to +14.

That way you could hit 50 Encumbrance with 36.

From there I would recommend 30 Vitality for the passive regen and 30 agility for the reduced fall damage. I think the fall damage perk is broken/OP. you can jump off the Mountaineer trainer peak to the ground and survive easily, good for dodgy base raiding wall climbing/positioning.

Also 30 Agi gives you the no stamina when jumping perk, which is really good with max encumbrance, because if you bunny-hop, meaning chain jumps together, you will regenerate your stamina in the air, so you can effectively always be sprinting/keeping forward momentum going if you end up being chased or have to high tail it. You will outrun anyone who doesn’t have the feat.

The rest I usually dump to 15 Strength. That is +30% damage. Helps with dealing with thralls. Spears are best to use against them IMO.

If they have a vault inside, you can try to blow out the foundations underneath it. If it is placed directly on the ground, then lol gg.

Koalas

koala are fucking horrible animals. They have one of the smallest brain to body ratios of any mammal, additionally – their brains are smooth. A brain is folded to increase the surface area for neurons. If you present a koala with leaves plucked from a branch, laid on a flat surface, the koala will not recognise it as food. They are too thick to adapt their feeding behaviour to cope with change. In a room full of potential food, they can literally starve to death. This is not the token of an animal that is winning at life. Speaking of stupidity and food, one of the likely reasons for their primitive brains is the fact that additionally to being poisonous, eucalyptus leaves (the only thing they eat) have almost no nutritional value. They can’t afford the extra energy to think, they sleep more than 80% of their fucking lives. When they are awake all they do is eat, shit and occasionally scream like fucking satan. Because eucalyptus leaves hold such little nutritional value, koalas have to ferment the leaves in their guts for days on end. Unlike their brains, they have the largest hind gut to body ratio of any mammal. Many herbivorous mammals have adaptations to cope with harsh plant life taking its toll on their teeth, rodents for instance have teeth that never stop growing, some animals only have teeth on their lower jaw, grinding plant matter on bony plates in the tops of their mouths, others have enlarged molars that distribute the wear and break down plant matter more efficiently… Koalas are no exception, when their teeth erode down to nothing, they resolve the situation by starving to death, because they’re fucking terrible animals. Being mammals, koalas raise their joeys on milk (admittedly, one of the lowest milk yields to body ratio… There’s a trend here). When the young joey needs to transition from rich, nourishing substances like milk, to eucalyptus (a plant that seems to be making it abundantly clear that it doesn’t want to be eaten), it finds it does not have the necessary gut flora to digest the leaves. To remedy this, the young joey begins nuzzling its mother’s anus until she leaks a little diarrhoea (actually fecal pap, slightly less digested), which he then proceeds to slurp on. This partially digested plant matter gives him just what he needs to start developing his digestive system. Of course, he may not even have needed to bother nuzzling his mother. She may have been suffering from incontinence. Why? Because koalas are riddled with chlamydia. In some areas the infection rate is 80% or higher. This statistic isn’t helped by the fact that one of the few other activities koalas will spend their precious energy on is rape. Despite being seasonal breeders, males seem to either not know or care, and will simply overpower a female regardless of whether she is ovulating. If she fights back, he may drag them both out of the tree, which brings us full circle back to the brain: Koalas have a higher than average quantity of cerebrospinal fluid in their brains. This is to protect their brains from injury… should they fall from a tree. An animal so thick it has its own little built in special ed helmet. I fucking hate them.

Tldr; Koalas are stupid, leaky, STI riddled sex offenders. But, hey. They look cute. If you ignore the terrifying snake eyes and terrifying feet.

ARK Survival Guide for Small Tribes

Copying this post that ownagedotnet made on reddit for future use. I want to credit him since I did not create this and am only archiving it because it is great advice.

your best bet is to find a hidden spot where you can build a few small bases, a couple flyer pens, and some hidden storage

you want to find an area that has 3-4 areas with dense tree cover, a deep water source nearby, and access to metal without needing to go by someone elses base

so you construct the base as follows:

  • build 3 separate buildings no where near each other
  • build each one as deep as possible into the trees
  • build the foundations as close to the trees as possible
  • keep them as small as possible: 2 1x2s and a 2×2 with a dino gate is usually good enough
  • keep your flyers inside the 2×2
  • keep all your forges, mortar and pestles, and smithy in a 1×2
  • keep your storage chests, preserving bins, and beds in the other 1×2
  • go down to the deep water nearby, place a few camp fires, a few cooking pots, and a few irrigation pipes with some large crop plots -swim under water and place 4-5 small storage boxes hidden inside the sea weed

now once you get this setup you need to play the game a certain way, basically with the intent of never being seen by another player until you are well equipped, and if you are spotted by another player you need to hope it is under 1 of 2 circumstances: 1) you are by the beach cooking food and potions or 2) you are out gathering resources

if you are spotted during either of these scenarios, your best solution is to do nothing; dont retaliate, dont chase them, dont shit talk in chat, just let them kill you and take the easy resources (whatever you were mining or whatever you were cooking)

once you are dead, random spawn and log off for a few hours, never respawn at your base right after an encounter and never go back to the area where you were attacked; if you were attacked on your beach while cooking food, then you need to setup a new cooking station on another beach

the next primary objective is to make sure people never find your base until you are equipped, tips to do this:

  • never light a fire at night, this includes camp fires, cooking pots, forges, and torches; just dont use them
  • spend as little time going to and from your base as possible
  • spend as little time outside of your base as possible (so land your flyer at the 2×2, run as fast as you can to the 1×2 for crafting, and stay inside while crafting)
  • never leave a dino outside
  • dont block any good resources with your base or build near enough to them that people can see your base while doing a metal run
  • dont setup plant species, spike walls, or turrets
  • store as little as possible in the 1×2 bases
  • keep valuable blueprints hidden in the underwater storage or a purlovia no where near any of your structures
  • when you are not at your base, move as many valuables as possible to the hidden underwater storage
  • before you log off, store everything you can in the hidden underwater storage, place a sleeping bag nearby in a bush, and drown yourself

these tips will guarantee a few things

  • you arent easy to spot at night
  • when you arent online or at your base, there is very little for the enemy to steal
  • you are really only vulnerable to attack while harvesting or crafting
  • they cant kidnap you while you are offline
  • they cant steal your loadout off your unconscious body
  • you will have a good idea whether your base was attacked each day when you login by checking the beds and the sleeping bag

follow this strategy until you are high enough level to craft auto turrets, have 16 auto turrets, and have a enough to produce a few metal structures (including the generator and cabling to connect them)

then you can assemble a 4×4 base with 4 turrets on the top with 4 2×2 turret towers nearby each with 4 turrets which should be adequate for your smaller tribe to operate out of and expand

however, dont expect to not be wiped, once you get the metal base up it will be a constant struggle against not getting wiped

you could essentially live and operate as a terrorist using the strategy i describe above forever without ever getting caught; i myself adopted it for 3 months after i got wiped, but eventually got bored

PUBG Config as of 10/26/2017

Go to

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edit Engine.ini and paste under everything

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Eve Online: How to tackle People on Gates!

This is copied from a reddit post.

At 0 on a gate, if they don’t aggress, then you don’t aggress. If you aggress and get timer and they don’t then they can jump and you just have to wave goodbye. By this I mean RED box. Pilots will yellow box you to try to psych you out into engaging them so you get flagged and they have time to warp off on the other side. If they redbox you, tackle and orbit. Commence N+1.

Anyways, I’m no pro inty pilot, but for fun, let’s say they land at 0, you see gate flash, and you follow them through.

If they have NOT uncloaked:

  • Immediately reapproach the gate
  • Pre-overheat (shift left-click) your tackle (NOT webs) and MWD
  • Click your tackle modules to get pretargeting up, you should see the reticle following your mouse. (can do this for guns too if you have the time)
  • wait for them to decloak
  • Click them in the overview with your tackle mods pre-selected and you will begin targeting and will tackle as soon as target is locked, IF you are in range for your module when lock is acquired.
  • Approach (I hold Q and left click them in the OV, but click the button or use the radial or whatever works for you)
  • Turn on MWD (order is somewhat important, if you turn on MWD first your mass will bloom and you will be slower to align to them, not a huge deal in an inty but still worth keeping in mind)

If they HAVE uncloaked:

  • Immediately approach
  • Immediately start locking
  • Pre-overheat (shift left-click) and activate MWD
  • Pre-overhead (shift left-click) your tackle (NOT webs)
  • Click your tackle modules as soon as you acquire lock.

In either case, continue with:

  • Check that you got lock and your tackle landed
  • If you were out of tackle range when you got lock, then hit tackle again
  • Once scram/point has landed, add webs and dps to taste.
  • Orbit at ludicrous speed
  • Stay here forever (optionally, call your friends and have a party)

Some notes:

Reapproaching the gate just gives you a better chance of being at a closer range to them when they uncloak, as opposed to winding up on opposite sides of the gate. You don’t want to turn on MWD to do this though, as it will slow you down if you have to turn sharply to head to them.

About webs: Since you need to reach 75% of your max speed in order to warp, webs actually help align time by lowering max speed without affecting acceleration rate. If you apply webs (which have longer range than scram) before you land your scram or point (or if you’re out of range for scram but not web) then you are actually assisting your target in warping out rather than preventing it.

All in all, you want to get moving towards them as quickly as possible. Their ability to warp off before you get in tackle range is the only thing that can save them. If they’re already heading out as you load grid, then you want to head to them ASAP before you start with all the clicky of overheating and activating modules. If they’re not uncloaked, then you have some time to get set up, but you still want to head towards them at the earliest opportunity.

BONUS TIP: If they are potentially cloaky, then as soon as you click approach, press Ctrl-Alt-Space. This sets your ship at max speed and when they disappear you will keep heading in the direction of their ship rather than just stopping. It’ll give you a chance to decloak them this way if they were not fast enough to warp off, or are trying to pull off MWD+Cloak trick.

So Joe had these headaches…

The doctor said, “Joe, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on your spine, and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles.”

Joe was shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for. He couldn’t concentrate long enough to answer, but decided he had no choice but to go under the knife.

When he left the hospital he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he felt like he was missing an important part of himself. As he walked down the street, he realized that he felt like a different person. He could make a new beginning and live a new life. He saw a men’s clothing store & thought, “That’s what I need – a new suit.”

He entered the shop and told the salesman, “I’d like a new suit.” The elderly tailor eyed him briefly and said, “Let’s see … size 44 long.” Joe laughed, “That’s right, how did you know?” “Been in the business 60 years!” Joe tried on the suit. It fit perfectly.

As Joe admired himself in the mirror, the salesman asked, “How about a new shirt?” Joe thought for a moment and then said, “Sure.” The salesman eyed Joe and said, “Let’s see, 34 sleeve & 16-1/2 neck.” Again, Joe was surprised, “That’s right, how did you know?” “Been in the business 60 years!”

Joe tried on the shirt, and it fit perfectly. As Joe adjusted the collar in the mirror, the salesman asked, “How about new shoes?” Joe was on a roll and said, “Sure.” The salesman eyed Joe’s feet and said, “Let’s see … 9-1/2 E.” Joe was astonished, “That’s right, how did you know?” “Been in the business 60 years!” Joe tried on the shoes and they fit perfectly. Joe walked comfortably around the shop and the salesman asked, “How about some new underwear?” Joe thought for a second and said, “Sure.” The salesman stepped back, eyed Joe’s waist and said, “Let’s see… size 36.”

Joe laughed. “Ah ha! I got you! I’ve worn size 34 since I was 18 years old.” The salesman shook his head, “You can’t wear a size 34. A size 34 underwear would press your testicles up against the base of your spine and give you one hell of a headache.”