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Apparently, a 62-year-old grandma spent 27,000 hours in ARK

Published: 11:14, 08 November 2019
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Have you ever seen someone with 27,000 hours spent in a single game? Apparently, there is a 62-year-old grandma ARK: Survival Evolved that clocked in close to that amount of time but it debatable how much of it was spent idling.

Pro players' training regimen includes 12-15 hours of League of Legends gameplay in South Korea. It sounds like quite a challenge to keep up with that kind of lifestyle but them's the breaks. However, there appears to be a 62-year-old grandma in ARK: Survival Evolved that clocks in at least 16 hours a day.

It sounds funny on paper so we had to write the comparison up but in reality, most of her time is likely spent idling and possibly doing other things while waiting for dinosaur eggs to hatch.

This information comes from an incredible Steam review for ARK: Survival Evolved. At the time of writing the review, the player, named Mama Persi - Grim Reaper, had 26,798 hours under the belt which raised some eyebrows. 

Following the review, intrigued players posted their findings on Reddit , with some giving it a quick round of calculation. Apparently, Mama Persi had to play at least 16 hours a day ever since ARK Survival Evolved reached Steam Early Access in order to achieve that number of hours played.

It is not excluded that each day she sees even more online time but given the mechanics of ARK, most of that time can be spent idling while also being productive. This theory sounds more plausible after taking a glimpse at Mama Persi's screenshots , which hints she is breeding dinosaurs like there is no tomorrow.

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Breeding the creatures is a time-consuming process that can be done with carefully organised timers. When they go off, certain tasks need to be completed and then idling can continue, at which point Mama Persi could do things other than training like LoL pro.

Bear in mind it could be someone just claiming to be a grandma as Steam doesn't really offer ways of verifying personal details but we'd like to believe it really is a grandma having a blast raising baby dinos.

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