Perhaps someone here that plays ARK: Survival Evolved can shed some light on this. Ark, a game that is still in Early Access Alpha (and has been for a very long time) has now released paid DLC. We have now arrived in the era of pre-Day 1 DLC. Welcome everyone. Does anyone here play this game and if so, what is the current state of the game and what is the deal with this DLC? I find these permanently-Early Access Alpha games to be ridiculous. I've been waiting to hear about Day-Z getting released only to find out it's essentially abandoned.