Talk:The Footpaw

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I noticed that on the map in the main Locations page ("The Island"), the highland area in the center of Footpaw seems to be referred to as "Weathertop", and is not shaded red in the sub-map for Footpaw. However, there's no page for Weathertop yet.

I've noticed that the Weathertop area seems to be the main spawning point for Raptors, Carnos, Pachys and Stegosaurus in the Footpaw area - haven't seen Stegos in the adjacent lowlands at all, but the Raptors and Carnos occasionally wander down in search of meat. Carbonemys, Parasaurs and Phiomia are common on Weathertop, and seem to be the main sources of food for the Raptors and Carnos. Nuisances tend to be Dilos and Compys, and Dragonfly and Titanomyrma may jump you competing for a kill if you don't harvest it fast enough. Much less trees than the bordering forests, but lots and lots of stones to mine for Flint and Stone. No metal rocks to speak of, though.

Also, on Footpaw itself, the Spinosaurs tend to spawn in either the little lake between Weathertop and the long finger peninsula, or on the river on the other side of the peninsula that leads into the swamps - usually the river. If in the river, the Spinos tend to spend most of their time in the water hunting Coels and Megapiranha, and may aggro a Megalodon from the ocean if they swim out far enough. The little river on Footpaw leading to the lake between the finger peninsula and Weathertop is a great place to tame Ichthys - they often swim upriver and get caught on the smooth stones. One set in particular is angled almost perfectly to be a "fish trap" - feed the Ichthys while they're stuck, then after they're tamed, mine the stones out from under them so they can easily swim out. Tarnutz (talk) 16:37, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi Tarnutz, these are some nice descriptions, feel free to add them to the location-pages, either to Footpaw or Weathertop. The page to the latter does exist for a long time, how did you get the impression it has no page, did you get an error?--Cadaeib (talk) 16:51, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi Cadaeib, thanks for the support! Sorry that I'd missed the page for Weathertop, I just hadn't seen any links to it on The Island page before now. Will be happy to add the info for both, just wanted to try to confirm these before I posted them. I'm running vanilla single player at about five hundred hours now - set up my first base on Footpaw on the southeastern finger peninsula early on and sort of took root, so I'm very familiar with that area. Will be happy to update the main pages for Footpaw and Weathertop with info from my experiences on Footpaw. I killed an Alpha Raptor up there once in the northern part of the island; not entirely sure if he spawned up there or if he wandered up from the Writhing Swamps - all I know is I was flying home from the dark chasing beacons and he was there in the northern Footpaw highlands, glowing in the night. Should that be added as a rare spawn? I'm also pretty sure that some of the spawns listed as "Common" on Footpaw should be moved to "Uncommon" or possibly "Rare" - never seen a Procoptodon on Footpaw for instance, though I've seen everything else. Generally from what I can tell by comparing my experiences to other location pages, I figure "Common" = "the place is lousy with them", "Uncommon" = "I see them occasionally but not all the time" (especially if I've been hunting them), and "Rare" is "OMG where did that come from?" I'll edit Footpaw's spawn frequency with that standard in mind! Tarnutz (talk) 00:59, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
Sounds good. You also can use the terms "very common", "very uncommon" etc. to further precicise the creatures' occurence. Some entries can be just wrong, maybe the Procoptodon is such a case. If you're very sure it doesn't spawn there, you can remove that entry.--Cadaeib (talk) 10:31, 13 April 2016 (UTC)