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blikkiesvdw

I can't play ark anymore because it doesn't fit on the 500gb external SSD that I bought specifically for ARK. You are absolutely correct. Love the game but optimised to shit.


ChungBoyJr

What? How is that possible, granted I don't have all the dlcs but I have most and a whole bunch of mods and my game size is like 190gb


blikkiesvdw

I know and the download size is only like 98gb. I have all the DLC's and no mods though. Won't finish downloading. It's okay though, everything despawned already. My friends and I probably all feel that we have beaten the game for surviving so long on official and we don't have to deal with the bugs and crashes and all the negatives either.


ChungBoyJr

That's insane it should be able to fit easily unless you have other stuff on there, but I see well at least you had a good time while it lasted! I recently had to stop playing as well because every time I try to play all my pc usages hit 100% and crash the game. And that's just on the home screen if I try load in it just freezes and I have to end task through task manager for it to get unstuck


blikkiesvdw

Nope, empty SSD, doesn't install. Always "not enough free disk space." Will see what ARK 2 will be like I guess.


ChungBoyJr

Are you sure it's trying to install to your ssd?


blikkiesvdw

Yeah, the install became more and more complicated. Some updates came, then had to redownload and install on steam to get past "not enough free disk space". After the next round of updates, it was delete mods, redownload and install, reinstall mods, and now we are at the point where nothing works anymore.


Darazakax

This game is one of the most unoptimized piece of shits around…and I still play this shit. They need to hire good developers to go with their artists…


themisfitjoe

It's approaching 7 years since early access release, and is running a weird engine variation (so I've been told). It's not well optimized, and I agree I hope that ark 2 has more polish. I would very much like not to have to wait a minute for a base to load


Hurtfulfriend0

Yeah I think I'll wait for ark 2


dancrieg

Is ark 2 confirmed to be a survival game too?


Takestwotoknowjuan

I dont want it if its not


Slurpy_Man_Boy

I really doubt it wouldn’t be, but ark two looks like it’s going to be much more primitive than ark 1 and also be a lot more story based.


D20Yedok

Doesn’t get any more primitive than ark 1. Stone tools are as primitive as we can get unless you wanna add straight wood tools. Ark 2 is basically going to be the exact same as ark 1. Just (hopefully) better optimized and better graphics. And (apparently) more story based. Which I can only assume will only be lore dumps in notes and Gen 1/2 style missions.


Slurpy_Man_Boy

No, by more primitive I mean you’re not going to go from metal tools to assault rifles and space guns. It looks like it’s not going to have tek stuff


D20Yedok

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t remember tek at the beginning of Ark 1 either. Nor most of the weapons 80+. I imagine ark 2 will be the same.. just progressively getting more advanced.


Slurpy_Man_Boy

Tek was not in early access but when the full game was released tek was added shortly after


D20Yedok

Early access was quite a looooong time though.


Slurpy_Man_Boy

Ark 2 having tek wouldn’t make sense with the story either, as they are on an entirely new planet which presumably does not have element. Could be wrong tho not much has been said about the new environment


D20Yedok

You could be right! But I have an itching feeling they’ll follow the same trends of ark 1. Hopefully it’s just done well whichever way they go.


Slurpy_Man_Boy

No, by more primitive I mean you’re not going to go from metal tools to assault rifles and space guns. It looks like it’s not going to have tek stuff


chroniicfries

I'm pretty sure it has been described as a survival sandbox multilayer game


Takestwotoknowjuan

The more I play it, the more it feels like the last few years has just been a huge cash grab to try and milk what they can out of it. Gen2 sucked, half of the map is basically the plains in ragnarok which is boring af and the missions are unplayable.


Elray_forced

Its just a bit diffrent on pc. Ark is a bitch when it comes to running smooth. We all know this.


Remarkable_Option_48

Arks the only game that has given me depression. It's my favourite game but it keeps on causing my pc to turn off


EnigmatiCarl

I run a 3070 and my gpu is often at 100% on epic settings. Previously I had a lap top and I would pray that I wouldn't load into another players base and get stuck.


Yellowoboe

It's for sure poorly optimized, but it does run ten times better now then when it was in Early Access.


MattGamingV1

Runs on shit even on pc and ps4. You can never escape the shitty engine


The_Hawk4

Agreed, I can play the game as well but it is definitely a task to run it for my pc


Albino_Snowflake

That title is the truest thing that's ever been said


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wormmy

Ever try Conan exiles? Worse. Haha


Hurtfulfriend0

I have and it ran better than Ark


wormmy

Really?! Love the co-op but I find every server online the NPCs rubber band so bad it’s unplayable


Hurtfulfriend0

To be fair I was in single player


Muskeegee

Bro, not even a little bit, ark literally stutters every 30 mins, it runs worse than early access and I have a 2080ti, conans hit boxes are skewered but it plays fine, rarely fucks up.


Ok_Style_3889

I have yet to try servers yet on my xbox but single player is smooth with the occasional lag spike so I can never relate...


Masahiro_Ibuki

On a Series X this game runs really good. Hardy any lag what so ever.


BeeSivvy

Ark on Xbox was hard for me to do. My husband and I played together on the same internet and it sucked. Pc is a little better if you get the right things with it.


sadboy69195

I bought a 3080 just to run this game in 1440p. Keep having dips to 30 FPS sometimes, with stutters.


deadmonkey03737

I have a 2080ti and I play 2k at 144fps with 2 other monitors running at the same time. Something else is lacking in your pc because the 3080 is better than 2080ti


sadboy69195

Only thing I can think of is the CPU, a 3600. I'm playing on ultra preset btw. Do you get _constant_ 144fps? I have some spikes, but they wild fluctuate. I'm playing singleplayer with some mods also, nothing crazy. And this crappy performance is specially in genesis 1 and 2, didn't play test enough on other maps. Another thing to add is that when the framerate drop, the gpu utilization drops too. It seens that the engine just reached its limit.


deadmonkey03737

99% of the time it's locked at 144. I get the occasional drop but the lowest I've ever seen it go was 121 fps. I also play singleplayer with a ton of mods


sadboy69195

what's your specs? which maps and preset?


deadmonkey03737

10900k, 64gb 3200 ram, 2080ti. I dont use graphics presets because they aren't optimized. You need to play around with your settings to fit your pc. There are a lot of unnecessary options on by default that actually hinder your performance without affecting graphics quality