Recently there has been a change to the way AI work. I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about not being able to find AI their whole life and starving to death.
I’ve done a bit of experimenting and have found a dependable way to find, or more simply put, spawn them.
It’s actually pretty simple, so this guide will be a bit short.
Basics of AI Spawn
From what I can tell from personal experience, and what I’ve heard from others, there’s a specific set of rules when it comes to how AI spawn.Confirmed from personal experience:
Multiple players in a specific proximity to each other
Unconfirmed from other players:
Specifically 2 or more carnivores within about half a mile of each other
Near a source of water
When less players are on the server
Possible things I have yet to test:
Less than a certain amount of AI in the area
No large corpses in the area
With these things in mind, I’ve done a small bit of testing to see what kind of survival strategies I can use to depend on AI for food rather than having to constantly be on the move, hunting players.Please note these are specifically while keeping V3 in mind.
This is the best strategy for a solo, fast carnivore. I’ve tested this with Utah as it’s my main, but I could see this working with carnos, acros, and even gigas.Since AI spawn when in proximity of other dinos, and possible specifically other carnivores, you need to stay near other players. You can do this safely by following a pack or another dinosaur at a distance. They will often leave AI as they go, giving you the chance to eat as you follow–and you can expect them to stop by water sources occasionally. The only downside is that you may fall too far behind, at which point you have to depend on smelling their footprints, which is impossible during rain.
Note I do NOT mean spawn camping fresh spawn players by killing them.Since there are constantly players dying and respawning, by staying in a spawn area, you can expect that area will always be having a flow of players, and consistent AI spawning. The downside is some of the more common spawn areas do not have water sources nearby and you’ll have to make occasional trips to get water.
You’ll also have to look out for other carnivores, as larger (usually sub) carnivores tend to pass through spawn areas often.
The simplest, most easy way to find AI is simply–get a friend and hang out with them. If you wait patiently, and listen closely, you will be able to hear AI spawning around you and hunt them down.