ARK: Survival Evolved Officially Launches

Steam News announces that ARK: Survival Evolved is now available, or more to the point, after well over 122,000 reviews, the survival game is now out of early access. Also now in official release is ARK: Survival Of The Fittest, the multiplayer arena game based on the same premise. This post covers the news in more detail. Here's a bit:
Over the past 26 months, the game has undergone massive improvements thanks to feedback from the community. We now launch with four ARKs - including the Norse & Scottish Highland-Inspired "Ragnarok" -, five bosses, over one hundred creatures to tame and encounter, the inclusion of the Primitive+ alternate game mode & Procedural ARKs, hundreds of mods, total User Interface overhauls, general performance enhancements, bug fixes, quality of life improvements, countless additional gameplay plus story elements, and... a toilet.

With the “1.0” release version, you can experience the full story of ARK: Survival Evolved! Can you make it to the heart of the ARK and discover the shocking secret that lies buried within? While it may seem strange for a survival game to have a “single player” mode with an “ending”, we’re happy that surviving the ARK provides a measure of closure should you seek it, while also pointing the way to what comes next.

Rest assured this complete version of the game will still be receiving regular updates, and this is not the end of the ARK saga, but only the beginning of the next phase, for great adventures and awe-inspiring new experiences are just around the corner…
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Aug 30, 2017, 03:56
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Well, sooner than DayZ.
Congrats, I guess.
I have given up on waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
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Re: Age of Empires 4 and More Definitive Editions Announced
Aug 30, 2017, 03:33
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I dunno, for some reason, every time I see or think of ARK, I think of the very under-appreciated 'Sir, you're being hunted!'. Don't ask why, I haven't a clue. Just my brain, for some reason, connects these two in some way. But really, I don't know why Sir isn't a top of the list, blockbuster. I mean you get thrown on an island out of five, all procedurally generated so it's different each time, you have to go to each island and search for pieces of the 'dimensional transporter' that put you there without getting killed by BRITISH ROBOTS on a hunt! What TF more could you want?! Everything has that Victorian England-vibe, all prim and proper and the robots are adorable! Even though they're trying to kill you and are really good shots. There's even a robot hunter on a robot horse! And let me tell you it chills you to the core when you hear it around. It's a genuinely nerve-wracking game of hide and seek and fuck, you'd think it would be a best seller on top of the STEAM lists going on three years like Counter Strike by now! Nope, instead we got crap. Oh and a poorly optimized turd thrower. Whoopie!

=-Rigs-=
'Sorry, we thought you were dead.'
'I was. I'm better now.'
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Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Officially Launches
Aug 30, 2017, 02:38
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Luckily I got this back when it was $15 but I agree with clint. It can be fun with some tweaks and decent hardware. Not really my cup of tea and I waited a long time for "optimization" that never came. I feel like I got my money's worth but I can't help but feel it didn't live up to its potential.
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Aug 30, 2017, 00:28
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This game has so many issues and there are a hundred things I wish they could fix, but damn if it isn't the most fun I've had in a game and the most value I've gotten for my money. A few friends and I play coop just with each other with good pcs, (nvidia 970s or better) so we have had a good experience with no lag and awesome visuals. If you can play with a few friends, and have good pcs, then I highly recommend. We also edited the settings to make it a little less grindy, added a few mods and then played at our pace. Im looking foward to the next generation of survival games that learn the lessons from Ark and improve.

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Aug 29, 2017, 23:58
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I hear they fixed the refund glitch. They want $60 now for just the base game... jhc! Like anyone that wanted it, got it for a large fraction off I suppose.
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Re: Origin Access Free This Week
Aug 29, 2017, 21:44
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Re: Origin Access Free This Week Aug 29, 2017, 21:44
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just request a refund.
anyone can.
just did.
gg

-edit- only if you bought it on steam*
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Aug 29, 2017, 21:36
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I bought it about 6 months ago when it was on sale for $12 and enjoyed the 50 or so hours I played solo. It's pretty brutal until you figure out what you're doing, but then it's a lot of fun conquering these environments and taming dinos, working up the tech tree until you're at the top of the food chain...

But then it sucked because the VERY best stuff (futuristic weapons and nano armor) is locked behind super difficult group raids that are impossible to do solo unless you spend god knows how much time taming and raising a whole army of Tyrannosaurs. I uninstalled at that point and probably won't go back unless they change that, make it scale to recognize that you're playing singleplayer mode.

Maybe they've done that since then, I dunno, but either way the price hike is ridiculous and I don't think I'd recommend something this rough around the edges for $60.
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Aug 29, 2017, 21:06
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Tavil wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 20:15:
Horrible. The game is poorly optimized and has tons of bugs that they've never bothered to fix. Just terrible devs all around.

Out of Early Access for this title likely means "Out of alpha, now entering beta"--ugh, no thanks...;)
It is well known that I cannot err--and so, if you should happen across an error in anything I have written you can be absolutely sure that *I* did not write it!...;)
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Aug 29, 2017, 20:46
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mixma242 wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 19:38:
How is the performance now, on a mid-range PC? I tried playing last year on a free weekend and just couldn't deal with lag (even when playing solo, not online)
Playing solo taxes the system a lot more because you have to be your own server and this takes a lot of cpu power for a game like this.
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Aug 29, 2017, 20:24
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Tavil wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 20:15:
Horrible. The game is poorly optimized and has tons of bugs that they've never bothered to fix. Just terrible devs all around.

Yeah, any dev that releases priced DLC for an early access game tells you a lot about them.

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Horrible. The game is poorly optimized and has tons of bugs that they've never bothered to fix. Just terrible devs all around.
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How is the performance now, on a mid-range PC? I tried playing last year on a free weekend and just couldn't deal with lag (even when playing solo, not online)
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