This thread is created as a response to recent discussion in Discord - to collect a lot of useful information, tips and tricks to improve everyone's gameplay. Note that this should only contain things related to GD PvE cluster, our mods and settings. You can share your ideas, advices, questions, links to yt videos - and I will update this post to gather it all in one place and create a nice collection. You can submit everything you can think of - best ways and places to farm resources, how to run certain caves/bosses/OSD, building tips, everything that puzzled you at some point and can be useful for others.
This thread will be updated regularly.
To irrigate cooking stations etc, place a SS water intake anywhere on the floor and connect SS pipes to it - you don't need to run your pipes to an actual water source. To irrigate your crops, you can place a SS beehive powered by rare flowers nearby.
Farming/ obtaining resources:
Add male owls to SS Vivarium - they will produce pellet, SS item collector will collect it from Vivarium, then Animal Tender will pull it and distribute to gachas. Alternatively you can add male/female owls to Soul Terminal, and enable production of feces (Hold "E" - Options - Automation -> enable Poop Collection and Dung Beetle Covert fertlizier) - this way your terminal will be full of pellet, but you have to distribute it to Animal Tender or directly to gachas using transfer tool. Soul terminals can also produce fertilizer if you put dino souls and beetles in them. To distribute pellet and fertilizer in one click, create a preset in transfer tool (source: soul terminal; item: pellet, fertilizer; destination: animal tender, farmer).
Crafting element from dust: place the dust in a box, then build large walls around it (1x1). Mindwipe, put all points in crafting skill and eat focal chilli to speed up crafting. Drop the dust from the box (pressing "O" on the item) and pick it up using a whip (this will let you pick up more than you can carry). Don't overcap yourself, you have only 300 slots in your inventory - if you don't have enough slots left, your freshly crafted element won't be added to your inventory (remember it has to spoil before it's added to the stack).
Farm metal on Aberration using a spino guardian, an anky with a tribemate, and a high-weight crabbo. Use a lightpet to ward off the nameless.
Alternatively, you can add a paracer with a platform saddle and a transmitter to that party. As the paracer's weight fills up, upload the metal so you can keep going for longer. If you have access to magmasaurs, substitute the anky in that party with one as its much faster and better at gathering pretty much all resources.
Crystal farming: go on abe with a weight dino and an anky and gather all the green gem clusters you can carry. In the SS grinder you can turn any color gem into crystal at the rate of 2 gems for 1 crystal. After you put all the gems you want to convert into the grinder, click on the crystal recipe and a "craft all instant" button will appear in the middle of the menu for insta-crafting.
Take a bronto with imprint, good melee and weight to the lunar biome on Genesis, you can get a ridiculous amount of crystal, wood, and fiber this way.
Bronto tail sweep+Skiff = 100k crystal in around 5 minutes.
When taming smaller creatures like Daedons, Ankys, Doeds. Place a SS Vacuum Compartment over it before it becomes agressive and open the top porthole, fly with Tek chest and shoot it untill it sleeps.
You can also place SS Vacuum Compartments on top of a sleeping dinos to keep them safe, building is TEK tier and cannot be destroyed by wild dinos, simply pick it up whenever the tame is done.
Before knocking it out, hurt it - it will lose food when healing itself and then tame within seconds.
Check out the videos from Captain FatDog. As low as you can get on material usage and very good and easy to follow short videos on how to build the traps for the specific creatures
You can store Prime Crystal in a Dedicated Tek Storage by using the transfer tool. This way it won't spoil