You wake on a beach, or in the snow, or maybe the desert, depending on which part of the island you clicked on when you started your game, which spawn region sounded like the smartest choice. Before all that, you’d decided what colour hair your character will have, as well as your skin colour, your gender and how tall you are. You even adjusted the size of your muscles (shouldn’t have skipped leg day). You’ve read some guides online, all of them eager to help you out with your first Ark outing, and you’ve learnt that anywhere on the beach (East or South) is the safest bet. Are you ready? Good.