At least 170€ a month. Don't sugges a vServer, they don't do the trick when it comes to our need. Having Extinction separated won't allow traveling to the other cluster and installing another server on the current root will decrease the overall performance on all servers.
Ark is somewhat bad at multithreading and per server there is a main core that has a constant load of 80-100%, even at a clock speed of over 4.8GHz. Any additional cores will be down at a 20-40% load and not dischare the main core. At one point it makes simply no sense to give a server more cores.
Ragnarok e.g. is just too big and always had issues even with 4 full cores and high priority - we've tested that. Extinction is suffering from similar issues and giving it more cores or an own root won't solve the current problems.
SE had the same starting issues and generally speaking Ark is like wine - it becomes better with time.
Attached screen shows a common crash. Read the file paths and see for yourself how many issues there are with it or if it's one of the mods.
We know it is annoying and we do try to get it more stabilized but there's only so much we can do. Wildcard has to optimize and fix this rushed DLC first. Most crashes are simply caused by the server engine that is crashing and that is something we can't fix, only Wildcard.
Then create a new char on each server and join the tribe, so you can just switch between them.
Ouch, that's more expensive than expected.
WC has been a mess all around so I'm not surprised at the terrible load it creates.
The issue with creating a character on each server is that it disables your characters from being able to have all tekgrams/ascension/extra levels. If we were able to copy our character to multiple servers (maybe a charge of 100GC per copy) Im sure it would make a lot of people's live easier when it comes to playing on the cluster.