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It doesn't have any DLC to warrant this. Nobody would volunteer an expensive game like ark for free if there wasn't in game purchases.
Edit: I forgot to put in the quote by Hegaywhodonothin, I'm not used to forums and didn't add it in after clicking quote, so pretend it is here. Scorched isn't selling good because everyone already has it, and it has it's worth as a map when you consider the nice base locations it has and how nice the map is. Yeah, it doesn't sell as good now because it isn't required to have, but it shouldn't be required. It is honestly nice to have a DLC map that is simply extra content and not required content. Take the DLC of any other game and the extra characters you buy might be slightly overpowered and have a nicer feel to them, but it's not like they are required as a counter to other characters like how some DLC elements are almost required to counter other stuff in ARK. Rhino gets wrecked by z fruit, y trap, snow owl dive, with one option being Quetzal or Wyvern. Quetzals and Wyverns are striclty countered by Managarmrs, Reapers, and Snow Owls. Snow Owls are countered by y traps and z fruit, as well as Reapers and the Tek suits you get from Genesis or crafted from Extinction BPs. Managarmrs are countered by snow owls followed by z fruit and y trap as they have a huge ground hit box and can be given the z effect as they are forced to be grounded as they take action. Nobody new will buy the game if this keeps up, this pushes a dying player base even more by discouraging them with what people have been telling them constantly, that the game is somewhat pay to win, and I say somewhat because at least it isn't paying a large amount of currency for a small bonus... but if you or a friend don't pay, you don't win.
Some of this stuff will probably begin to feel like it belongs in the game like whips, flamethrowers, extinction dinos, etc. I feel like the DLCs should have some MORE of their engrams and dinos dipped into the main game to prevent new players from being completely left out of any meta due to not buying the DLCs from the beginning. Ragnarok, Valguero, and Crystal Isles do great with this for scorched and aberration, but it's still at the point where to defend some base spots a tek railgun is expected, or a Reaper, which can't be obtained for free. With snow owls and managarmrs being essential to PVP, unfortunately you can't do much to counter them without z fruit and I don't think you can get Z seeds at all without the Aberration or Genesis DLC. I kinda hope that the Astrodelphis is as useless as a flying Gallimimus with terrible weight or you guys can buff that creature to compete somehow. When I started ark it was very disheartening to be killed by creatures from DLCs I don't own, and I really despised that. The only reason I didn't quit from my first experience was because the tribemates I had when I started this game bought the DLC to get the good Extinction dinos and did good to keep us going from getting wiped for a while.
You have not seen water bases get simultaneously soaked and meatran by a squad of Tusoteuthis. This is a straight up nerf/death sentence for water bases especially since tek turrets are getting a nerf.