ARK: Survival Evolved launches today on Steam early access

    
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Before you go see Jurassic World this summer, why not experience it yourself? The dino-hunting simulator, ARK: Survival Evolved, launches today on Steam early access.

The team said that it will be hard at work addressing bugs, dealing with optimization issues, and quickly patching improvements into the game. The devs hope that this alpha release won’t scare fans off: “Even in this first early access build, it can take hundreds of hours to explore the mechanics and depth of content, burrowing deep into the foundations of the ARK and up above the clouds.”

ARK throws players onto an island populated by dinosaurs and challenges them to survive and thrive in that environment. The multiplayer shooter will eventually be branching out to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it plans to release in summer 2016.

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BrianSleider nholland4 Hi Brian, There are servers that will state, for example, “35/70”, which should mean that you can join and play, but then when you go to Join the group, it states that the server is full, even when your seeing it on the screen.  When you click “refresh” it still shows 35/70.  At first I thought it was on our end, but we play this game through Steam, and the other games that we have play multi-player’s just fine. The lag problems seem to be decreasing, but the problem is still there.  I know you guys are working on it.  Thanks for getting back to me!

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Well, as you might feel that I’m being unfair, the game continues to have glitches.  I’m not sure what you mean by “360 days from full release”, but I hope that isn’t the length of time necessary to fix problems.  I do realize that while there appears to be others who are gleefully playing the game, I am reading other reviews, and aware that there are problems occurring, so it’s not just my experience.  On another note, I really think that game has potential, and I am hoping that these glitches work their way out as the game is perfected.  It sort of reminds me of Microsoft and their rush to get the next Windows version out.  My fault, as I should have waited… you get the idea…

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nholland4 That is entirely unfair. The game has ~30k players able to log in and enjoy the game quite well. Its a great experience. The devs are working quite hard to get things going. There is no need to go back to the drawing board because the game is great, its just 360 days from full release.

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nholland4 They are short on servers atm, so odds are from the time you click to refresh and then choose a server, its full.
They are working to address this. Remember this is day 3 of a year long alpha/beta. The devs have pushed out about 12 patches in the last 3 days, and have a large one slated for tonight.

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One other thing, there also seems to be a lot of disconnect messages, along with the server full.  I’m not recommending this game at this time, for anyone reading this message.  I paid $24.00 on Steam, and I wish I had saved my money. For anyone who is in the R&D for this game, please take it back to the drawing board!

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So, I loaded ARC into Steam, and lunched it.I clicked on ‘Join Ark’, and it gives me a
list of servers.I click on ones to join
that are obviously not full; but when it goes to connect, I get a “Server Full”
message.I can’t figure out why.Can someone get back to me?

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plixin Was playing this all last night with no a single crash.. yes they game needs to be optimized and the bugs worked on but its early access so you have to expect that.

other than that the game has tons of content and its already a lot of fun to play.

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DarkWombat We should have a Dino Simulator where players control dinosaurs to bunny hop, to climb walls, to fly with jet pack, and to manhandling humans around.

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Sorenthaz BrianSleider Official PvE servers are coming online with 1.60 update tonight

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plixin Game runs fine for me and i’m using an 256bit OC’d GTX 560 black edition by elite group.
there are plenty of PvP or PvE servers to choose from. I chose to rent my own server from Black Box, just waiting on set up and I will prolly set it to PvE so i don’t have to worry about trolls and griefers. Server is 40 man and will be called Dinosaur Soup, see you there :)