Yes buy gen 2 so you transfer your character but it will constantly boot you so you can't play anymore and you'll get frustrated and leave ark for good after they rip you off $30
I just bought gen 2 today and transfered to the server 1484 now it let me spawn in then it kicked me out and will not allow me back on to transfer back to my original server.. this has been an absolute waste of money!! Hey buy this new dlc and once you upload your character you won't be able to play or use it anymore. All the support does is say oh create a new character sorry .. how about fix the issue or give money back!!