First things I found helpful - change the camera and graphics settings.
Camera: Settings > Gameplay tab > General > Game Interaction .... Set camera to Freedom mode and zoom out.
Graphics: turning Ground decoration and Textures/Terrain Blending off can help make it easier to see the patches of long grass.
When entering an encounter, try noting the:
- walking path of the dinosaur (see images below)
- location of trees/vines/grass
- paths or edges of the arena that the detection radius doesn't cover
Then try following the dinosaur around while collecting logs/vines.
There are always two trees and two vines in each arena. Suitability depends on the walking pattern or number of monsters in the arena.
Example: The eastern tree in the Arcane Apoterrasaur arena is generally viewed as a death-trap. It can, however, work for two dinosaurs (smaller radius).
The number – and locations of – tall grass is random. Maximum seems to be two.
When you're actually ready to try trapping the dinosaur, start with attempting to build the pressure pad in the middle. It's the hardest part, but you'll lose the least amount of progress/resources.
Funnily enough, the centre of the arena may also be the safest place to hide. The shortest distance to travel to reach a 'safe' spot may be on the other side of the pressure plate, all you have to do is run around it.
Use Anticipation/Freedom abilities for avoiding/breaking stuns inflicted by BGH dinosaurs.
Count your spears! - Easiest way to tell if you've armed all 3 scorpions or not.
Poison colour strategies:
It is possible to figure out the correct colour, without having to sit through the cutscene showing the hitsplats.
Tip two spears with the same colour, and the third spear with a different colour.
(2 x 30k) + 15k = 75k damage done (15k HP remaining, 1 more spear needed)
(2 x 30k) + 7.5k = 67.5k damage done (22.5k HP remaining, 1 more spear needed)
(2 x 15k) + 30k = 60k damage done (30k HP remaining, 1 more spear needed)
(2 x 15k) + 7.5k = 37.5k damage done (52.5k HP remaining, 2 more spears needed)
(2 x 7.5k) + 30k = 45k damage done (45k HP remaining, 2 more spears needed)
(2 x 7.5k) + 15k = 30k damage done (60k HP remaining, 2 more spears needed)
Frog repellent (costs 10 marks) removes one type of frog – either the one that does 7.5k damage OR the one that does 15k damage.
The T3 Hunter Lodge has the same effect as Frog repellent.
Frog repellent can stack with the T3 Hunter Lodge, or with itself (effectively leaving the only, correct type of frog).
Courtesy of Amaterasu Mi, last updated Oct. 14th 2019