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16 hours ago, Ownz1nR34LT1M3 said:

I will be honest here.  I am not going to be "that guy" who says this is for the best and I am fine with waiting for a "more finished product".  It just isn't true, the game will be MORE FINISHED, but probably not as finished as it should be in any case.  That is very sad to say, especially since this is the only "game" I play, and I don't consider what I do in Ark to be a game.  I will wait as I always do, but I am not going to call anyone names, or say I am shocked at such an announcement.  I will say that the game releasing in February now as opposed to the initial target date of December really does plenty of harm to me and my group I play with.  Being a full time student with a high work load, February may be the worst time for the game to come out for me.  Not just that, but my group closed shop on our Valguero server to switch it over to Genesis, and now all of those efforts were done prematurely by 2 or more months.  We "rushed the move" because Genesis was on the way, and now we did all that rushing and spending more time than necessary when it wasn't even a priority at that time.

THAT BEING SAID,

I have already experienced the release of one expansion before Christmas time with extinction.  The addition of raptor claus, gacha claus, and the subsequent valentines day event really dumbed down the early progression of Extinction in many ways by granting very easy to obtain breeding lines and blueprints.  I was going to use the Valentines day even on Genesis, because I would be a fool not to take advantage of that opportunity, but I am actually really glad that the event will NOT be occurring on a Genesis map until next year.  That is a very good thing for anyone who plans to play Genesis as a fresh start with no transfers. 

Last but not least, @Wildcard

Don't actually answer me here, because I don't want you blasting your companies business to the public.  I only care so far as the question actually being considered properly.  How much time are you guys even devoting to contingency time? Normally with a design, especially with an ambitious one, there would be weeks, months, hell you could even have years of contingency time dedicated to all the things that could go wrong.  If you say a game is done by December, that game should be done and getting tested 6 months or more before then.  You already said too much to the public when you claimed Genesis will be ready late January and closed testing at the beginning of January.  Seriously?! This isn't a shot at your company or business to make you look bad or be negative, but did you really give yourselves 2 weeks to work out the kinks and bugs of a game from closed testing to release?! You need to do some research as a company on proper design phases and planning because that is absolutely absurd.  There are some bugs in the live game that weren't address for years, or still go without being fully dealt with! 2 weeks on a new ambitious map such as Genesis to weed out these potential bugs?!

./end rant

I love this game, I really do and I fear for a world with an Ark that is too perfect.  I am also in fear of your business falling apart if you maintain this current course.  Please change for those of us who believe in this thing you have created.

You packed up your Valguero server in a "rush" to prepare for an unreleased DLC with no concrete release date or even recent information?  And this is Wildcard's problem?  Why wouldn't you wait for the actual release and then pack up for the switch?  That way you can also evaluate all the inevitable bugs with the release and decide if it's worth the risk to move.  And I sympathize with trying to play during a school schedule but no release window is ideal for everybody.

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We all should get something for the delay. I been with ark since day 1 and it's not right that we pay for a game that keeps getting push back.. I lost alot cuz of getting ark on the game things going under the map. The last one was a in printed giga with a 120 acs saddle, maints,owl, and a bird on Extinction 1013. I put a ticket in and heard nothing back..

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I’m I sadden not seeing the release as expected? Yes.

I’m I worried? No.

Expected delay? With WC track record, of course. It was expected.

If I consider this tolerated behavior from a developer acceptable? Hell no, 1 delay is acceptable, 2nd delay, not. This questions the reputations if they can meet expectations in a timely manner. However, nothing I can do about it. We are paying customer and expect delivery, when they say they will…

Will I still invest in WC with this turn around? Yes, of course, this game is one of the best investments I’ve made in years and I’m still playing it. It has so much potential. Even as a console player, Hell, that’s a reason why I invest average 400$ a year Canadian for a Nitrado server, so I can just chill on my server and go hunting like I feel like it with my buddies. It’s therapeutic for me after a long day work.

What would like to see in WC in the future? Better communication with the work being done. Better Quality testing, heck, when you need a patch for a patch, then you have to question on how Quality Assurance is being performed.

Will I try to cancel my pre order of Genesis? Hell no, for the same reason stated above. It’s the best game I’ve played in years, with the exception of RedDead Redemption 2 of course 😉But WC does not have the same budget of these triple AAA title, so yes, I’m angry of not being able to play in December, oups scratch that, January, oups scratch that one as well, February? Well let’s hope for the best… However, I do feel others frustrations and, in my opinion, they are warranted.

In the end I still believe in them, although I’m not happy with the 2nd delay, but I’m sure I will be when Genesis comes out, even if its bugged, because I know they will still be investing in fixing it.

My 2 cents,

 

Best regards,

 

Moose

 

 

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3 hours ago, MooseX said:

I’m I sadden not seeing the release as expected? Yes.

I’m I worried? No.

Expected delay? With WC track record, of course. It was expected.

If I consider this tolerated behavior from a developer acceptable? Hell no, 1 delay is acceptable, 2nd delay, not. This questions the reputations if they can meet expectations in a timely manner. However, nothing I can do about it. We are paying customer and expect delivery, when they say they will…

Will I still invest in WC with this turn around? Yes, of course, this game is one of the best investments I’ve made in years and I’m still playing it. It has so much potential. Even as a console player, Hell, that’s a reason why I invest average 400$ a year Canadian for a Nitrado server, so I can just chill on my server and go hunting like I feel like it with my buddies. It’s therapeutic for me after a long day work.

What would like to see in WC in the future? Better communication with the work being done. Better Quality testing, heck, when you need a patch for a patch, then you have to question on how Quality Assurance is being performed.

Will I try to cancel my pre order of Genesis? Hell no, for the same reason stated above. It’s the best game I’ve played in years, with the exception of RedDead Redemption 2 of course 😉But WC does not have the same budget of these triple AAA title, so yes, I’m angry of not being able to play in December, oups scratch that, January, oups scratch that one as well, February? Well let’s hope for the best… However, I do feel others frustrations and, in my opinion, they are warranted.

In the end I still believe in them, although I’m not happy with the 2nd delay, but I’m sure I will be when Genesis comes out, even if its bugged, because I know they will still be investing in fixing it.

My 2 cents,

 

Best regards,

 

Moose

 

 

You know we’ve had 2 delays for Aberration in the past right? They announced it to be originally in October but changed it to November and finally set on December.

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Everybody needs to stop complaining about delays the developers and there team are hard at work trying there best to give us a better playing experience all your doing is annoying them with constant complaints give them a break they can't just make a game/DLC in a day it takes months or years to develop such things they have to code, create the world space, meshes, animation, textures, scripts, music, models and have perfect voice acting and that's a long process Jeremy and Jesse and the whole Wildcard team take as much time as you need I am looking forward to the new DLC and beyond! ❤️👍

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... After NERD PARADE implement successfully a working undermesh protection Wildcard and Abstraction have to work on it ... Because its the MAIN problem on official servers imagine you was in a mega tribe and rebuild mainbases only because you was undermeshed. Not even lost your base in a good fight .... If this undermesh protection works the cheaters get a hard life 😈

 

Btw. Work on this DDOS 255 PROBLEM AS WELL PLEASE....

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22 hours ago, Racna1305 said:

All that would make sense if the game didn’t already have delays throughout the year and the game is still buggy. 

 

You are arguing as if this delay is the first and wildcard decided “hey let’s not rush this out this time, let’s take our time and delay this till we get it right” ark has always been buggy. And ark has always had delays. Hence why I said just don’t announce a date. It’s sad when players are saying “this says it’s going to release in October but it’s wildcard, I bet it will release in January”

 

no other industry is that ok in. 

I understand, and it is frustrating. I get it, honestly it is annoying.

Especially when every event and update breaks something else or deletes characters and progress.

 

But there seems to be this thing where no matter what is announced there's negativity in response.

 

WC could say "one million dollars for everyone!"

And the response would be " why not $1,000,001? WC is trash!!!!"

 

I'm just tired of the complaints honestly, it's buggy, there are countless delays and issues.

 

But I can't think of many other games that hold my interest for this long, I'd say that's a pretty decent return on investment personally.

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On 1/24/2020 at 2:30 PM, PertySlick said:

You packed up your Valguero server in a "rush" to prepare for an unreleased DLC with no concrete release date or even recent information?  And this is Wildcard's problem?  Why wouldn't you wait for the actual release and then pack up for the switch?  That way you can also evaluate all the inevitable bugs with the release and decide if it's worth the risk to move.  And I sympathize with trying to play during a school schedule but no release window is ideal for everybody.

It had a release date in December, and January, and now February.  As to why we don't pack up the day Genesis comes out? I will let you figure out the answer to that because it should be obvious.

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7 hours ago, Ownz1nR34LT1M3 said:

It had a release date in December, and January, and now February.  As to why we don't pack up the day Genesis comes out? I will let you figure out the answer to that because it should be obvious.

I'll take the non-answer as an admission that your trying to blow this out of proportion and make it seem worse than it is.  There is no reason you couldn't have flipped your server anytime after the release when you were ready.

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It had a release date in December, and January, and now February.  As to why we don't pack up the day Genesis comes out? I will let you figure out the answer to that because it should be obvious.
If u are trying to move dinos and buildings to genesis,very high chance its disabled for a few months, so there is no point in packing up early. U could have just kept all your dinos in cryo to reduce base maintenance while waiting.

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On 1/22/2020 at 8:17 PM, theASCHE360 said:

It does not matter if ypu release it tomorrow or feb 25, or Dec 31, its still going to be plagued with bugs and glitches, so unbalanced that it will destroy the clusters just like Extintion did

So cut the poop and release it now, that way at least we can help to provide feedback for you guys to ignore for a few months

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Yoo everyone should check out what is happening to players dying randomly loosing whole bases and turrets. This is insane legit players are grtring wiped from this patcg and if it happens to me I'm not going to play this game anymore I've already lost multiple tames from sinking below the floor while fighting other dinos or by any wall that doesn't have proper collision and it's too late to know until your favorite dino is lost forever. Also die everytime I pass out and a couple times I couldn't fine even a loot bag. Seriously the game is major broken right now please fix it there is another thread about people dying in the playable boundaries of the map or certain caves even it is ruining our gameplay either leave the game be or wipe everyone before genisis cauae some people are getting wiped now for no reason and it is seriously unfair and unjust. Please take the time to look for the other thread it is posted on this same website.

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On 1/25/2020 at 8:07 AM, SubaruImpossibru said:

I understand, and it is frustrating. I get it, honestly it is annoying.

Especially when every event and update breaks something else or deletes characters and progress.

 

But there seems to be this thing where no matter what is announced there's negativity in response.

 

WC could say "one million dollars for everyone!"

And the response would be " why not $1,000,001? WC is trash!!!!"

 

I'm just tired of the complaints honestly, it's buggy, there are countless delays and issues.

 

But I can't think of many other games that hold my interest for this long, I'd say that's a pretty decent return on investment personally.

Your completely looking at it from one side and that's byast. You need to see the whole picture buddy. This is a company which promised a product people have already paid for a release date and time and not every person lives in a place where the money is easy to get, or they may have a high rent. Not everyone gets what they want on their birthday or gets to sit in mamas basement and hope mom buys the dlc. Some people made real life sacrifices or put this dlc ahead of another game or dlc just to get delayed which I agree isn't the end of the world but it is frustrating to people who made sacrifices. But the worst part of all is while everyone is focused on this release date some people are actually getting wiped for playing the game legitimately and loosing tames from being too close to any wall floor or ceiling. And if you pass out you will instant die from your charcter's head dipping below the map. So now we all get delayed the dlc and the game is nearly unplayable at the moment. But hey atleast players can't mesh right? It's not simple enough to disable explosives and building in those spots but no we need instant death so we are litteraly afraid to use any tames we like. Please bring awareness to what is going on people are quitting fast and innocent players are loosing everything literally there is screenshots of whole legitimate bases being wiped from the mesh detector. Also the dupers are a way bigger problem right now anyways but instead we need instant kill for meshers? Which again disable explosive, building and tame use in the mesh areas and there litteraly wouldn't be a problem anymore.

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On 1/25/2020 at 2:45 AM, Aequitas said:

... After NERD PARADE implement successfully a working undermesh protection Wildcard and Abstraction have to work on it ... Because its the MAIN problem on official servers imagine you was in a mega tribe and rebuild mainbases only because you was undermeshed. Not even lost your base in a good fight .... If this undermesh protection works the cheaters get a hard life 😈

 

Btw. Work on this DDOS 255 PROBLEM AS WELL PLEASE....

Need parade is hot filthy garage, the man was caught cheating in his own server and during a raid, he's copyrighted claimed everyone's video that has pointed this out and banned his own head admin cause he got into another tribe to help tame a crab on abberation, also caught lying about the cluster server cost and not more than three servers were up yet he claims the servers costed more then he brought in from streaming and YouTube, he lost a lot of players and revenue on his channel and has tried to build himself back up and hopefully he'll be on a honest and truthful path, his content would be worth watching then.

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