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The Isle - Nesting Guide

Written by Spinysaurus   /   Oct 17, 2020    


Nesting is tough, when you are out of a safezone. Where should you nest? Where is hidden? Are you protected? Do you have a pack?

Guide to Nesting



Basics



So.. what is nesting?

Well, nesting is where, keep in mind only females can nest, dig out dirt and make a nest. Depending on the size of your dinosaur, the size of the nests will be different per dino.

Press B to create a nest.



Herbivores Nesting



So, now your dinosaur is an adult. You managed to survive and avoid carnivores and other herbivores. Now.. you need a nest. Where are you going to nest?

Well, this guide is for out of safe-zone nesting. So you want to find a place with lots of edible bushes and flora for cover. This is mandatory for hiding from somebody that will eat your hatchlings.



Now, if you are a small herbivore, this forest is a good place to nest. But, if you are bigger, for example Triceratops, then you want to find more cover.



In the trees is a good place for nesting. But you will want a camoflauge skin, or you can still be spotted.

Now, you need to decide where to nest. These are standards that it should match:

  1. Is there cover? Bushes, trees and tall grass is what fits in cover.
  2. Are there edible bushes nearby?
  3. Is there enough cover for a nest? Is it hidden? Will it hide your hatchlings?
  4. Is there water nearby?
  5. Are there aggressive dinosaurs already in your desired spot?

If your grounds match these standards, then you can nest there.

Carnivores Nesting



Oh, dear, this will be heavily different from the herbivores.

First, you want to find a place that spawns NPCs nearby.

Rexes and Gigas are good pretty much anywhere. They are big enough that you will be pretty much invincible, unless facing another one of your kind, something bigger than you or a pack of dangerous carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

Utahraptors usually live at the docks. It's perfect for jumping carnivores. That's it for them.

Dilos can live in heavy forests. They cause a lot of bleed and in packs, you should be perfectly fine.

And other carnivores are a toughie.

Carnos usually would live in plains, but you should live near a forest so that you still have shelter.

Before making a nest, scan the area. Decide your territory. Let yourself go hungry for a bit, of course if you have a carcass nearby, and see if there are NPCs spawning anywhere.

After scanning your territory, and it matches these standards:

  1. Is there cover? Bushes, trees and tall grass is what fits in cover.
  2. Do NPCs spawn nearby when hungry?
  3. Is there enough cover for a nest? Is it hidden? Will it hide your hatchlings?
  4. Is there water nearby?
  5. Are there aggressive dinosaurs already in your desired spot?

Written by Spinysaurus.


Game:   The Isle