I just installed ark again and have been playing the past two days, mainly today and wow, rates are crazy now. I'm level 63 while doing nothing but running around taming random things and building an incredibly half assed base out of mostly stone.
I remember when it would take weeks to get anywhere close to 70 of just casual playing. Now I damn near slept my way to it.
I really feel like I've been playing on a booster server the past couple days. I know it's the evolution event or whatever right now but even back when I played and we had those it was no where near this crazy..
Idk, rant rabble rabble back in my day yadda yadda. Feels weird playing on official now.