ARK’s ruins and ice cave and arena, oh my!

This might come as a shock to ARK: Survival Evolved players, but Studio Wildcard has announced more content for the survival game, this time in the form of three new environments. OK, so it’s no surprise at all; the studio is known for pouring content into the game at a fairly quick pace. Soon players will have the chance to explore a beautiful ice cave filled with (deadly) jumping puzzles, a humid, swampy arena where the Broodmother now resides, and various ruins (which devs say will play a key role in ARK’s backstory) scattered about the landscape. This new content will be showing up in game in the next few weeks, but you can get a gander at the new environs in the gallery below.

Source: ARK environment announcement; thanks to Kinya for the tip!
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melissaheather
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melissaheather

I keep running around wondering what to do lol.   I need to sit down and peruse some “how to play” guides.   Gorgeous environment, awesome dinosaurs.   I wish there was more than 70 people allowed per server.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

schlag sweetleaf ROFL

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

cures Damonvile Sorenthaz Depends on the game tbh.  Some still can generate plenty of hype out of Early Access.  Others quietly exit Early Access and yeah people forget about it then.  
Or others stay stuck in perpetual EA like Starbound, which made at least a few million in crowdfunding and sales yet has been so freaking quiet and had like half a year or more with no new “stable” content updates.  Like the whole idea feels silly to me because they basically have Early Access’s “stable” releases for updates (basically beta), and then they have unstable releases (basically the beta of beta) and then they have the nightly releases (like the alpha of beta).  That’s just overdoing it…
I imagine ARK for example will get plenty of launch hype.  Same goes with Early Access MMOs.  
Not every Early Access game dies out after its initial launch.  Just depends on how well it’s handled.

cures
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cures

Damonvile Sorenthaz thats so 2013. 
two things about early access titles: they never ‘release’. they have their hype-peak during an unfinished state and then vanish into oblivion. want to take part? buy as soon as you hear about it. next week we will have another ‘early access’ game ;)

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

OH MY!

Higgens
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Higgens

blackcatcrosses They have said they want to get content in then focus on performance. They still have optimization tweaks frequently though, this next update should have do a lot to help with the amount of jitters you get when loading in areas. 

They have a Release window for June, I bet by like march there will be a shift from content to performance.

Higgens
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Higgens

Sorenthaz Its on sale now till the 1st for 18 bucks. I think that is as cheap as it has been.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

DeadlyAccurate Sorenthaz  Yeah that’s kind of my mentality.  I just don’t see the need to buy it right now if I can get it later on when I’d be more likely to play it.  *shrug*  But maybe my mind will change in the next few days.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Gylnne Sorenthaz Usually Steam’s biggest sale is always in the winter around Christmas/New Year’s, not Black Friday/Cyber Monday.  They always have a big event and then a ton of sales with daily special sales (i.e. say Witcher 3 is 50% off ’til the end of it, but one day it’s suddenly 75% off or something crazy like that, just as an example) as well as flash sales and so on.  
And usually that’s when their best deals come out as well.  Like I imagine November releases like Fallout 4 might even see a possible discount (not by too much but still by some amount).

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Damonvile Sorenthaz Pretty much this. Everyone I know who bought this game in EA is already done with it. At this point I have a higher chance playing it with returned players upon launch with the added bonus of it being somewhat feature-complete. I have a feeling this game will get finished before H1Z1 and DayZ too, seems like they actually want to do something with this title rather than have it eternally be in testing.

DeadlyAccurate
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DeadlyAccurate

Sorenthaz I doubt it’ll be cheaper than the $18 it is right now, but it’ll probably be the same price.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Quincha Damonvile Sorenthaz  Yeah that’s usually my philosophy as well.  I’m fine with buying into Early Access, I just don’t know if I want to buy into it right this moment.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

“We haven’t decided on the full release price yet, however it will not be
as cheap as Early Access. Early Access is going to cost $25 at Launch.
As for consoles, that price is also still TBD.”
 https://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/613957600545122958/

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Quincha Damonvile Sorenthaz We’d actually have to have an example of a game coming out of early access and still being something people want to or are excited about buying to justify a higher price. As far as I know early access games ” launching” haven’t been a big deal and the prices only ever go down.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Sorenthaz Hmm guess I don’t know about the winter sale, one that steam has in Dec.?

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Sorenthaz I wouldn’t touch it till it’s out of early access. As much as ppl like to go on about how it’s a great example of what early access should be it’s still an unfinished game you’ll be playing and probably burning out on. If it’s going to be a great game it will still be one once it’s finally launched.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

blackcatcrosses Black is this title still in alpha? My understanding is optimizing when developing a game does not come first but does come before release.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Definitely tempted to buy it, yet at the same time there’s a high chance it will be on sale during the winter sale in December.  And I’ll have plenty of other stuff to play ’til then.

Vada_G
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Vada_G

Rumm I don’t play Ark anymore (just too busy). Wildcard has supported their game more than any game I’ve seen put out this year. I’d support these guys on their next game, no matter what it happens to be, because I know that they are pushing the industry in what I feel is the right direction.

blackcatcrosses
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blackcatcrosses

It would be nice if they poured some effort into optimizing the damn thing. I’ve never encountered a game that can suck the life out of a pc like that one.

Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

The current steam sale gave me the final push to buy into it, now I just need find time to play it. Most likely, though, it will still lay dormant on my HDD for some time, at least until the holidays are over.

Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

Rumm !

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Very beautiful game. After watching MJ streaming this game and seeing how the devs continue week after week to improve the game will be picking up this game soon.

For anyone interested in Ark now is the time to buy it. On sale 40% off in Steam until Dec. 1

borghive
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borghive

This game is a ton of fun. It is hands down one of the best games I have played in a long time.

Rumm
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Rumm

This is how games should be developed. They made a bunch of money from people who bought in early, and are now reinvesting into the game, without charging for some ridiculous DLC patch. Developers who reward their player-base are sure to be rewarded in return.

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