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  1. Will the streams be in various time zones or will they be convenient only for some people on one continent?
  2. Could we have an option to increase aberration element crafting rate for dedicated servers?
  3. The price in Ukraine is overwhelming. The scientists like me earn that much money for 1.2 months, if you intend to buy the full game with the DLCs. No way I can afford it in the near 50 years or before I emigrate from this hell on Earth forever. Not if I'd love the idea to purchase the same game for the same user on the same machine on steam and windows store twice. You guys are great and your game is excellent. But I leave it for the riches of this world for now. Thanks God I'd managed to get it on steam and not starve to death (not literally... this time).
  4. SAS

    Regional Pricing

    Hello! First of all I mean no offence in my next writing at all. The game is great and developers are the best. The reason I'm writing this lies in today regional changes in Steam. Namely with the separation of the Ukrainian region from the CIS region and the inclusion of Ukrainian Hryvnia currency. The game ARK and all of its DLCs and season pass, Explorer Edition and so on are unavailable to purchase. The reason is very probably that Studio Wildcard haven't yet set the price for our region. While the setting of the price is just the matter of time, the prices of the game and the content worry me a lot. Recently, when the game leaved the Early Access the price in Ukraine has become $40 while in Russia it costed 55% less. I might point you that the price for Ukraine is incredibly high and I'll try to explain my words. First of all the salaries, pensions and living wage and the purchasing power in general in Ukraine is around four times lesser then in Russia. Our economy is in the deepest crisis putting it on the same level as poor African countries. A great amount of public sector employees live for a month income of ₴3200 (~$120) or even less. The science, education, medicine fields etc. are ruined. For example I, as a theoretical physics researcher earn a little more than $90 a month! Doctors have around $120-135 monthly, university lecturers have around $120 and most professors of science earn not much greater than $190+ for a whole month. So you understand that an arbitrary Ukrainian faces a choice - to buy a game on steam for $40 or to survive. For most developed countries $40 is to go once in a café on a weekend but in Ukraine you must fit all your food for 30 days inside $40. There is another side of thinking about the fair pricing. Ukraine region recently was #12 region by steam online globally. But vast majority players play only free games. You could think of it as there are millions of players in Ukraine, the gaming culture is extremely strong here but they just couldn't afford buying a legit game from a legit store. So a great majority of Ukrainians either play freeware or play pirated. My point is with fair pricing the almost absent Ukrainian market can have a great potential proportional to its player base. You may sell hundreds of thousand copies of a game for affordable price or a few hundred for prices like usual. To conclude I hope that when the game becomes available to purchase in Ukraine again it will be priced fairly (I think 0.25-0.5-1x of Russian price but I am no economist) so many thousands of Ukrainian players could play this great game, enjoy it and support the developers with what they can. Best regards, Oleksandr Stepanenko
  5. I live in Ukraine. As far as I understand I have no options to get the CE directly to my adress. So I must use some post services to ship it from a country it is available in. The questions are do all of the countries have English text? Or are the CE localized differently from country to country? My post service has a warehouse in Germany and USA. Is the CE that ships to Germany locations localized in English or German? What are the shipping rates to get it to a Germany location? What are the sizes and weight so I could calculate shipping cost from a warehouse to Ukraine? Or is it better to get it delivered to a USA warehouse and then get it across the ocean a little more expensive than from Germany but maybe anyway cheaper than using shipping to Germany from your location in USA?
  6. @Jat does the 12h cooldown affect singleplayer? Because there is no reason it has to. I see: * Added new server commandline/ini option ?MinimumDinoReuploadInterval=1000 for number of seconds cooldown between allowed Dino re-uploads (defaults to 0, set to 43200 on Official Servers which is 12 hours). Remaining cooldown time is displayed on the Dino Upload UI. Sorry for not checking patch notes first.
  7. SAS

    ARK Digest Q&A!

    Will it be possible to play on one map for different players as dino characters from Primal Survival and human characters from regular ARK? It would be great if it'll be possible to cooperate, for example I play as a raptor and my brother plays as a human survivor on the same map at the same time.
  8. SAS

    ARK: Fear Evolved 2!

    How could it be that you put Scorched Earth on sale two weeks before Halloween Sale and now give it a bigger discount? The discounts are the same on the same products even between Black Friday Sale and Christmas Sale! I bought it being 100% sure that the discount will be the same on Halloween. I would be happy seeing big and good games getting bigger discounts, but I feel cheated by such move in such a little time. I understand that you didn't say anything wrong but I belive you do wrong. Edit: I think I can refund this gift purchase and buy it again. But most people cannot do this if the copy of the DLC has been played for two or more hours since purchase.
  9. SAS

    ARK Digest Q&A!

    Could we get .ini setting to adjust beer brewing time?