PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE
FIRST OF ALL, my 8 core CPU was made in 2017
SECOND OF ALL, I have a masters in graphic design. When the collage teaches you in class that people have figured out workarounds to solve the ever growing companies that do not optimize there games because they care about there bottom line, it sends a clear message that you guys have done workarounds to make ark work properly. It is taught in class that if corporations would spend more time doing optimizations and fixing bugs, there would be no need to have raid setups or faster hardware. The game has minimum requirements for a reason. I raised my hand in class and asked about ark. You know what professor said because I do. I remember like it was yesterday even though it happened 2 years ago because it was very well put.
"Ark is a perfect example of how a game is not properly optimized. Wildcard gives the people a minimum requirements but if you want to spend a lot of money you can upgrade your hardware to run ark smoothly. The minimum requirements on ARK is a joke because they do not give the proper stats for loading speeds or even map loading speeds with mods or even without mods. As game designers you need to understand that games are not about how much money you make or what hardware you need or even how much people want to complain that it's a hardware issue when its not. As game designers you need to understand that optimizations need to be done at the 100% and beyond level. Ark's minimal requirements do not reflect things properly. If you want a game that does well, If you have minimum requirements to your game, it should not matter about your hardware as long as you properly optimize your game. Your minimum requirements are there for a reason. They are not there to slap a sticker on the game and then care more about money than the actual game. Companies like wildcard that make great games like Ark are constantly providing more content, but not doing the proper optimizations needed to meet there minimal requirements. If the game was properly optimized for the minimal requirements of the game, there would be no need for workarounds for the most part. People have gotten used to making workarounds to make things work better. If you want to be a game designer, make sure you keep optimizations going above and beyond your minimal requirements and all bugs fixed all the time because that will set you apart from the corporations of today and the corporations of tomorrow."
Now before you bitch about it being a hardware issue, think about what my professor said and let it sink in and maybe wildcard might learn something from it as well. There should not need anything more said on the topic because hes right, you all found workarounds that shouldn't be necessary for the minimal requirements Wildcard puts on Ark. That is on you to use that workaround but as my professor said in his last sentence,
"People have gotten used to making workarounds to make things work better. If you want to be a game designer, make sure you keep optimizations going above and beyond your minimal requirements and all bugs fixed all the time because that will set you apart from the corporations of today and the corporations of tomorrow."
I rest my case and did you know it took me 3 days to find the paper I wrote that down on. I had a feeling I would need that one day to use. When collages teaches it in design classes, How can you fight a professor that knows more than you or even me for that matter. WE DON'T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, he does otherwise he wouldn't be a professor teaching young minds.