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Besouro    2

When I started in ark I had a thatch house on the beach, nothing wrong on my tiny mind. I was getting bored and thinking about uninstalling the game, but then, out of a sudden someone said "hey? Anyone there?" And my story in ark started.

Yep, I played with them for 2 months till the day an Alpha tribe came in a big quetzal. Jesus! We all were screaming and running in circles, so I had the idea of getting a gas grenade we took in the drop. So I did it, the quetzal rider fell asleep and his quetzal was in passive. Some of my friends sacrificed themselves to make the turrets run out of bullets and we killed them. We could not believe it, we started to think we were going to make Through it. 20 min later they came in 4 quetzal. Yep, wiped out. But as our base was falling down, my love for this game was starting to grow.

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PaleoJoe    58

Amusing story, if I did not tell it in an earlier post:

Normally I learn everything about a game and read all the in-game materials before and during play. For Ark, I decided to go about it differently. It was a survival game, so lets survive! I barely read any material on the game and did not read the in-game text on items. I knew I would be playing this game for a very long time (still am 2 years later) and wanted to enjoy blissful ignorance while I can.

So there I am strolling through the woods and I hear something chase me. I run away as fast as I can. I had berries in my hotbar, so I ate them to replenish my draining water and food levels. Suddenly, everything goes black and I am unable to do anything. I panic as I hear the stomps, followed by the painful crunch of a Carnotaurus killing me.

"Ok, what just happened" I thought. Lets read the text on these items, it cannot hurt the gameplay and would get me more immersed. Hmm, lets read the berries. Azulberry....Mejoberry....Narcoberry. Hello, what is this? A berry that acts as a narcotic? I thought the black berry would be special (tasty) but not a harmful special! Ugh.

After that experience I made sure to read the text on every item.

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ArkCreation    13

So I had just finished a complete run through of the fallout from 1 to 4 (first time) back at the end of 2015. And I spent some time with that, but by about a few patches before they released the Chalico is when I started playing. So sometime in September of 2016.

I was introduced to the game on a facebook page for fallout players and I asked what other games are out there that others are playing and someone said Ark. And I thought in my head (Ark? what in the hell is an Ark???) I decided to youtube it and see what it was all about. I watched about 5 episodes of a youtuber (the name of the youtuber eludes me at the moment) giving the first few days of the game being out. Making a thatch hut, taming raptors with his friends and traveling to the lava cave with all its wonderful bugs and glitches and his pocket of knowledge of how to avoid the pitfalls. I fell in love. I just had to play it. I really really wanted to tame a stegosaurus . I wanted a wooden base with torches, I wanted to do all of it.

Sometime later I ended up playing on an EU server even though I live in the U.S. And I was one of the few that spoke only English, no second language or rather english was not my second language and I had a tribe of just me and another person. I remember having fun with the building of a base since I enjoyed that so much in Fallout 4 and this tie into a game of taming dinos was just icing on the cake. I couldn't believe a game so unique that existed and that I had finally found it. In October I remember using 100s of gravestones for all the dinos that we tamed and died. I must have died 100 times the first day I played it. The halloween event opened up for skeleton skins. I just had to get one for my stegosaurus. I named him Deforest "Bones" Kelley. Stegos deforest the forest... I'm sure you get the reference. :P

Almost a year later I'm conquering Boss fights, breeding mutations and played several pvp and pve modes from the no taming servers (best pvp experience ive had) and the quieter life on an Island pve server. One of the best things about an online open world game is the community of players you get to know. You make friends in this kind of atmosphere. And some enemies, although for the most part try to keep it civil. (last 3 years have been trigger happy raging social networking that might have effected how online play is now. :P)

I play solo for the most part and slowly have gotten myself some fun base designs, provided the tutorials given by unitetheclans, gg fizz, and a few others, and helpful friends along the way. Perseverance more than anything keeps me going. I can solo pretty much the caves now. I try to guide other fellow gamers into these challenges and boss fights and love giving back to others the things I have learned. I try not to be a crutch for anyone and let them figure most of it out themselves, but do enjoy spending time on this game with the friends I have made.

The ending of the game in single player. Yes the difficulty is much easier there. After watching I realized how much more I love the composed music for the game. But mostly the scope of how big Ark actually is. The game really opens up after watching this and you can't look at Ark the same way again. You just can't. It definitely fuels my curiosity to see where things go. And its a great springboard for players to get into the groove for The Broken Ark, or rather the map Abberation. I can't wait to see where the explorers recorded in notes and new explorers go, what story will be told, and hopefully the questions about Ark and its story finally get revealed. Left with a big cliffhanger here.

I am considering, if there is a writing contest, to write a story about a lone survivor, perhaps mine. Including some of my own personal experiences of the 500th time I got a water jar bp from a beacon and the blood thirsty revenge I have for the guy who runs those damn things. Looking forward to whats in store for this game.

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PaleoJoe    58

Since official release I have ran my own dedicated server. It is Ragnarok PvE. I run it with an iron fist of caring. What that means is that if you really want starter equipment when you first start playing, well alright. Want an industrial forge for your smelting base? Sure if you been active. Want a max level griffin? No. You have to earn your stuff in order to appreciate it (the industrial forge example is about time management, it does not affect your game).

My Survivors are absolutely loving it. I have players on day and night. I averaged around 20 players one time for 24 hours straight. I offered to make a few changes and some threatened to leave the server, as the settings were "just right". I did make a few additions to it, such as flier pickup and no damage to structures, as per request.

What makes my server different is that not only am I a very active admin, I also run events! We had a beta test of a death arena (I surprised them with a Diplodocus while there were spiked walls in the arena, they had to war me first). I have a nice looking jousting lane set up. I just completed a Terror Bird drop game I seen on Youtube. I announced in my club (Dungeons and Dinosaurs) that the event will take place this Sunday. I have posted the rewards to get them excited, which they already are. I even have some pledges on Patreon to support my efforts and to show their appreciation for the time I give to them all.

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Jonais    3

My ARK Story... 

I started playing ARK about 2 years ago and was doing well. I was breeding Argys and had some very impressive birds being bred over level 200 (before 150 max and mutations). Then a prick GM booted me from the guild causing me to lose all of my dinos that I had bred and my base as well. It caused me to quit the game and I decided to come back since the game was going to release.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to play since all the servers are constantly full. And at this point I won't join one of the servers already online b/c there's been too much time for other guilds/players to build up eliminating the equal footing I was hoping for. If this lasts much longer I'll be requesting a refund from steam since I haven't been able to play the game since it went to release.

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My time on ark has been interesting.. I learned about ark on Youtube.. I didn't have a computer to play ark on. I wait for it to come out on console. When it did, it was nice.. Me and my Tribe started out on the island. We were labeled as the moon's for awhile.. but never asked for help or anything.. we met our neighbor and he was awesome. We eventually went to scorched-earth and we join tribes over there. We learned how to raise wyvern.. at this time I met a person who we could trade with.. He was expensive.. As a few.months went by.. We all became friends.. Because of ark.. I have gained and lost friends.. But the ones that have stocked around...Have been the best.. I have been a trine leader, alpha and solo.. But we rent servers now.. It's the best thing we did.. We can enjoy ark how we want to play it.. With ark.. shocking, but I found my better half..
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Soupank    1

Bought the game christmas 2015 with a large group of friends. Played the first 500 hours without having a clue what to do to be effective. Now i have 997 hours and really excited with the new servers. Almost all my friends stopped playing out of frustration but i still think this game is the best out there for some chilling and mildly low toxicity

*Breeding more kentros*

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I mostly play alone and with my buddy but I really want to play with others. Been playing ark since its release 2 years ago and it's been an awsome ride and can't wait to play it on the xbox x. I like to RP the game with no cheats and with the new Ragnarok it's gonna be fun...

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AWESOME QUESTION! I started playing two years ago.

I never really played video games before ARK but one day I was watching two youtubers play ARK: Survival Evolved and I was saying this looks like a badass game and I wanted to play it. So being the dumb person I am I figured you guys were already full released sooooo whenever I went to a store I would look to see if I could find ARK but no luck. So I kind of gave up looking, I just kept watching youtubers play the game and would be super jelly over it because I wanted to play sooooo BAD. Then one night my husband was in a party with his friends, I come down and I looked to see what he was doing and I flipped poop I see his friend playing ARK, I freaked no joke! I kept telling him that's the game I been obsessed with and well I ended up buying it. I never looked back.
I started playing the game by myself, I was super nervous to talk to people in the game even in global chat because before ARK I never really had any friends or anyone to talk too (besides my husband but he doesn't count lol). So a month probably goes by and I met my first official Tribemate his name was Jill. We became real good friends still till this day I'm friends with him. It's just crazy to think that a game could bring people together and end up being really good friends in the end. I have met some amazing people and not so great people lol I made even more friendships and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I was honestly thinking about getting a tattoo that's related to ARK not just of the game but the people that I have met this game truly impacted me.

Fast forwarded to today I have been ARKless for months because of poopty internet but soon I will get back to playing ARK and reunite with my Tribemates again. I'm just counting down the days!!!

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