The Stream Team: ARK has launched!


Yes, it actually happened: ARK has finally launched. It’s like the world is ending or something! For those on official servers, their world pretty much did end as the now “legacy” servers won’t receive any more support. But that doesn’t affect Massively OP’s MJ, who runs around on her own, personal server. Have things magically improved? Is the launch optimization actually there? Join us live at 3:00 p.m. to see what amazingness the real launch brings.

What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The show is over now, but we’ve embedded it here just for you. Don’t forget to check out past streams and playlists posted to our videos collection!


No posts to display

newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Melissa McDonald

I still enjoy taking some massive-resolution ANSEL pictures in this game. I don’t really “play” it the way I’m supposed to. I live out my little Jane Goodall nature-study-scientist fantasy and stealthily creep around the islands, observing the animals as they interact with each other.

I’ve seen epic, titanic battles too. A hundred-foot-long, peaceful herbivore diplodocus goaded into a rage when a prehistoric crocodile, probably phobosuchus, chewed on its leg, and it spent the next 10 minutes battering, headbutting, and stomping that croc all over the lagoon, at last pushing it off a cliff. I saw two triceratops team up and gore a carnotaurus to death, ramming it from opposite sides repeatedly until it groaned and fell down and bled out. I saw a 10 foot tall carnivorous bird with a massive beak and claws, probably diatryma, attack a 3-ton stegosaurus, only to meet its death from the swinging spiky tail, but the stego was covered in its own blood from the ferocity of the bird’s attack.

After seeing these gripping trials of life and epic dino clashes, I kind of just shake my head in awe, and then I wonder why people grumble about all sorts of things in the game that never even occurred to me. Probably because i’m not trying to “play the game” in the traditional way, but I really enjoy my time there in this very awesome Jurassic Park.


So, now it’s launched after all that time being beta tested it runs smooth as silk and isn’t janky in any way, right ?


The first in what I see as the newest growing trend. Early Access games that raise their price drastically.

That and crates in single player games.

Sad days.


If ARK had actually delivered on the improvements that were on the list for 2 years, it would be worth the new price.