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I bought this like a month ago and wound up getting a refund like an hour after install. The performance was completely unacceptable for the hardware it was being run on. I know it's early access, and I'm sure it'll get better, but I felt like it wasn't even worth playing in its current state.
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I bought this like a month ago and wound up getting a refund like an hour after install. The performance was completely unacceptable for the hardware it was being run on. I know it's early access, and I'm sure it'll get better, but I felt like it wasn't even worth playing in its current state.
1. It's Alpha.
2. Best dev support of anything I have ever seen. More than weekly updates and meaningful updates.
3. If you played a month ago, I'm not sure you actually played on a server with good ping for your location because many of us think it plays just fine, especially for what it is.

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If you read my post, you'd see that I mentioned it's early access and as I said, I'm sure it'll get better. I also never said it had bad dev support. How does me playing a month ago mean I was playing on a server with bad ping? I know the difference between frame lag and latency.

I just feel like currently, the performance is somewhat unacceptable. If you feel differently, cool, enjoy the game. Just figured I'd give people potentially interested in this the heads-up that performance will likely be lacking.
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I bought this like a month ago and wound up getting a refund like an hour after install. The performance was completely unacceptable for the hardware it was being run on. I know it's early access, and I'm sure it'll get better, but I felt like it wasn't even worth playing in its current state.

I too ended up getting a refund after a few hours of my ENTIRE PC locking up. Quite literally the stupidest thing I've ever experienced. How do you troubleshoot a game when it literally hardlocks your PC? You can't. As much as I wanted to play ARK with my friends, I can not tolerate a game that crashes my PC in an entirely new way I have never seen before. I'll give it a go a year down the road, maybe.
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There is never a guarantee that early access games will ever be finished. Even less of a guarantee that they will be finished as promised. I'm with the return people. Return it if you don't like what you see happening right now. No offense to ark but other game devs have forced us to use such actions.
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Game doesn't crash on me or anything, just whenever I log in, all my stuff disappears. tongue.gif
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The game has major fps issues... However, the damned thing runs smooth even when at 30 fps. If I were to turn it on without watching fps I wouldn't know it was running so low. Gsync seems to do well with it also. Even before the Gsync I was surprised at how well it handles 30 fps. Runs better to me then a unity game at 60+.

Sadly I'm over the survival thing now and I really didn't put in the time I could of. Game has promise.
     
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The game has major fps issues... However, the damned thing runs smooth even when at 30 fps. If I were to turn it on without watching fps I wouldn't know it was running so low. Gsync seems to do well with it also. Even before the Gsync I was surprised at how well it handles 30 fps. Runs better to me then a unity game at 60+.

Sadly I'm over the survival thing now and I really didn't put in the time I could of. Game has promise.

Luckily it runs "smooth" at 30fps, since that's a fairly average number to get even on super high end setups tongue.gif

Yep performance is rough at this point, but if you can tolerate it the game is amazing.
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Luckily it runs "smooth" at 30fps, since that's a fairly average number to get even on super high end setups tongue.gif

Yep performance is rough at this point, but if you can tolerate it the game is amazing.

Yea, the fps is annoying if you watch it. ph34r-smiley.gif

Last I played I set it to high, maxed out the res scale, disabled motion blur and came out with a smooth experience at 1440p. The fps was in the 30 range. Not sure if it's from updates or Gsync but unlike before I didn't notice frame time issues facing vegetation. Honestly it was amazing smooth.

I think part of it is the fact it tends to run a tight fps compared to jumping all around. Also unreal is just a good engine and games using it seem to run well.
     
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