ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Eldrax Sep 1, 2016 @ 8:40pm
This thread is to adress all your opinions about the new DLC. (In a friendly way please!)

All threads about opinions (good/bad) about the new DLC will be merged in here! This is to prevent the flooding of threads!
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Wikumos Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:21pm 
Scorched Earth + Ascension
Going from info, from reading alot of past interviews from the devs....

Scorched Earth will be an expansion DLC, Scorched Earth will be a new "Ark" as stated by the devs, the desert biome will be a new "Ark" as stated by the devs.

To reach new "arks", you will have to go thru the process known as ascension, which as listed in the gamefaqs by the devs, means you have to kill all 3 bosses, then kill a boss on top of the volcano, then a portal , or 'gateway (as listed in the patchnotes for tomorrow)', to get to the next "ark".

My thought about this is that I hope this isn't a DLC you have to pay for, because it will be locked behind attaining ascension, which is very tough to do. VERY, VERY few have beat all 3 bosses legitly, let alone on official servers. So, if you pay for this DLC, you won't be able to access it, unless you beat the 3 very hard to beat bosses, which most small tribes are unable to do, or groups of just 3-4 people. Possible, yes.., but not for most players.

What are other's thoughts on this?

Myself, yes, I don't mind giving the devs more money, cause heck I've spent almost 1900 hours on Ark, but if the expansion is locked behind ascension, I don't think I'd want to reward them for making a bad design decision, cause content you pay for needs to be accessible to the general public, those that pay for it. Not nerfed super easy, but so that a casual player has a reasonable chance to access what he's paid for.

So, myself, till i've legitly beaten all 3 bosses: Spider queen, Meso, and Dragon...I won't be purchasing the DLC, cause it won't make a different for me, and is a bad game design decision, to lock it from a player like that.
Desertworld (Banned) Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:07am 
Edit: Nevermind... it's a shame devs charge money for a dlc on an unfinished game.. they should rather focus on finishing the maingame first... but sure lets add a 19,99€ dlc to a 27,99€ game..
Last edited by Desertworld; Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:12am
SimpleSiren Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:07am 
Originally posted by Desertworld:
who said that it will cost money?

のらとムれ Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08am 
20€ already available to purchase
Relapse (Banned) Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08am 
Will admit, I'm upset with them on that myself but I do get why I guess but other then that they gave nothing for actual ARK players this update unless they ninja'd some other stuff in. Oh well.
pixelrobot (Banned) Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08am 
Free or paid, why are they working on all this fantasy trash when the main game is nowhere finished...
DomiDarko Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08am 
Originally posted by pixelrobot:
Free or paid, why are they working on all this fantasy trash when the main game is nowhere finished...


I think I won't buy it. I never got the feeling that "Scorched Earth" is Ark and I watched it 3 times. :-/
Last edited by DomiDarko; Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:09am
RaptorJesus Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08am 
Eh, looks truley amazing im buying it :)
LankyKun Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08am 
you can look it up it does cost and you can bring in the dlc stuff into the main game with the new update so yay dragons as tamed mounts in normal ark
Desertworld (Banned) Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08am 
okay that's it.. deinstalling this game now.. are they even allowed to do that on an early access game?..
FuturePact Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08am 
Maybe they need money to finish the game....maybe

14104 Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08am 
I can't believe they were working on THAT instead of the game already needing a lot of work done on it.
Wiinaq Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08am 
Complete Bull$...early release alpha game and they are charging for extra DLC. They have been working on this all along instead of fixing the game we already paid for.
PAX Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:09am 
I wonder if the dlc is also still in development... ^^
silverbullet1989 Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:09am 
It looks cool, but at the same time i cant feel bitterly disappointed. They've clearly been spending all their dev time working on this since patches have slowed down, content keeps getting pushed back with every patch etc... i want to be excited for this but i cant... i just feel let down.
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