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I love how much brown nosing goes on in these threads, here's your pom poms, go do cartwheels in your basement and squeal "go team go."  Here's the facts:

#1 The Game has huge, gaping, immense issues that haven't been addressed in YEARS.

#2 I don't give two @#$@ if nobody is perfect, this is a "professional" game studio, and their game should be polished by now.

#3 Sure, Chris isn't the Dev to talk to, but by that immediate reaction, it should clearly point out that there are glaring issues and animosity for the Devs and studio at this point.

#4 As a Dev, most companies refrain from letting them post in the community forums for a reason or drastically control what is said and how. Clearly that didn't happen here like it should of.

#5 Nobody expects perfection out of any game studio, but aiming for stability and making a constant effort to keep it that way really needs to be a priority. If players in many cases can't even play the game then why aren't things getting fixed?

Meh, i'm just disgusted at this whole thing at this point, I could go on for hours, but I think I'll just pull back and cover my eyes for awhile, occasionally peeking through the gaps in my fingers to see what happens next or just how badly this goes. DLC launch in 2 days.. This is gonna be a train wreck.

 

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13 minutes ago, Rio4201 said:

I love how much brown nosing goes on in these threads, here's your pom poms, go do cartwheels in your basement and squeal "go team go."  Here's the facts:

#1 The Game has huge, gaping, immense issues that haven't been addressed in YEARS.

#2 I don't give two @#$@ if nobody is perfect, this is a "professional" game studio, and their game should be polished by now.

#3 Sure, Chris isn't the Dev to talk to, but by that immediate reaction, it should clearly point out that there are glaring issues and animosity for the Devs and studio at this point.

#4 As a Dev, most companies refrain from letting them post in the community forums for a reason or drastically control what is said and how. Clearly that didn't happen here like it should of.

#5 Nobody expects perfection out of any game studio, but aiming for stability and making a constant effort to keep it that way really needs to be a priority. If players in many cases can't even play the game then why aren't things getting fixed?

Meh, i'm just disgusted at this whole thing at this point, I could go on for hours, but I think I'll just pull back and cover my eyes for awhile, occasionally peeking through the gaps in my fingers to see what happens next or just how badly this goes. DLC launch in 2 days.. This is gonna be a train wreck.

 

Coming from someone who had a bad time on officials, and flocks here with the rest to bash Wild Card.

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Just now, LEDminer said:

Coming from someone who had a bad time on officials, and flocks here with the rest to bash Wild Card.

While technically that's true,  I don't flock anywhere, I'm here because I care enough to be a loud, blaring and annoying voice in these forums.  However hiding behind the premise of "private servers are better" isn't any better, nor are the servers. No matter the rebuttal, there is simply no way to escape the truth and that is that the game is broken and needs to be fixed, period, end of story.

 

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30 minutes ago, Rio4201 said:

While technically that's true,  I don't flock anywhere, I'm here because I care enough to be a loud, blaring and annoying voice in these forums.  However hiding behind the premise of "private servers are better" isn't any better, nor are the servers. No matter the rebuttal, there is simply no way to escape the truth and that is that the game is broken and needs to be fixed, period, end of story.

 

Not saying that private servers are always better, but I see less people complaining about them lagging and crashing compared to people complaining about officials... Not to speak of the better moderation to prevent cheating, hackers and rule breaking.

 

And yes, the game does have issues that need fixing, and they are working on the problems. The reason these fixes don't happen in a day is because of the consequences a change could result in. Take for instance the anti-mesh system: after it launched, server performance problems started. The system is being worked on to improve performance, and given its complexity, it's not going to be fixed fast.

 

And, for people who complain about them releasing new stuff instead of fixing the old stuff, they of course have different people working on different things. So there are people working on the problems while others work on the new content.

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You guys should consider making Genesis Xbox play anywhere like every other ARK DLC, as i currently cannot play as microsoft is being stubborn and refusing my refund request (i moved from xbox to pc, and the "xbox genesis" apparently isnt the same thing as "pc genesis" (still through microsoft store).

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12 minutes ago, ArcaneHellGiver said:

Do we know what actual time this will release on Tuesday yet? Wondering if this is something I need to wake up early to set to download. :)

Threads are best read through properly. The answer was posted in the post before yours.

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3 hours ago, LEDminer said:

Not saying that private servers are always better, but I see less people complaining about them lagging and crashing compared to people complaining about officials... Not to speak of the better moderation to prevent cheating, hackers and rule breaking.

 

And yes, the game does have issues that need fixing, and they are working on the problems. The reason these fixes don't happen in a day is because of the consequences a change could result in. Take for instance the anti-mesh system: after it launched, server performance problems started. The system is being worked on to improve performance, and given its complexity, it's not going to be fixed fast.

 

And, for people who complain about them releasing new stuff instead of fixing the old stuff, they of course have different people working on different things. So there are people working on the problems while others work on the new content.

Thank you! "Brown nosing" means you are sick of the whiny entitled ignorant children I guess? That moron has zero clue about a d*** thing but, just like the other whiny ignorant children, needs something to b**** about.

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Well, here's the thing. My husband, our 2 children, and myself all play ark. We were waiting till a few days before launch to see if we would buy the dlc, for all 4 of our ps4 systems. We wanted to see if WC would care enough to fix the major issues. We were almost convinced when they fixed the meshing. But they still don't care about DDOSing (FFXIV has certain Firewalls in place to detect when their servers are being DDOSed; from when the DDOSing starts to reboot to continuation of gameplay, the entire process is maybe 10 minutes).
But now there is this "become an ark gm" hack on official now where entire tribes are being wiped and I have to take drastic precautions to TRY to keep my tribe safe with no word from WC as to what they plan to do about it.
So, nope, not going to spend any more money on this game. It's been 5 years. Same issues plus many horrible new ones. The "it takes time" is irrelevant. WC you're out of time. How you can try to market a new dlc when you haven't fixed the problems with the old one is beyond me. It's like "here is the broken product and look at this new broken product you can also buy".

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3 hours ago, Caxtren87 said:

Thank you! "Brown nosing" means you are sick of the whiny entitled ignorant children I guess? That moron has zero clue about a d*** thing but, just like the other whiny ignorant children, needs something to b**** about.

I bet you have a wildcard tattoo don't you? Maybe a portrait of Ced on your chest? LOL.  

When I refer to brown nosing, I refer to all those people out there who make a solid decision to ignore the issues the game has, instead focusing on gerrymandering for features and new content or to otherwise set their own agenda into motion. Rather than focusing on core principles that any respectable studio would want to follow.  

  • You can't play the game if the game servers won't stay up.
  • You can't expect players who pvp to continue to support a  title that allows bugs and exploits to ruin competitive pvp.
  • You can't expect players who get their characters randomly deleted in transfer to want to keep leveling more.
  • You can't expect players who lose entire dino collections to bugs/exploits/deletions to want to invest more time.
  • You can't expect players to want to invest in a DLC if their prior experiences playing have been sub par.
  • This isn't a flea market with a mystery bag labelled DLC.  Players want to know what they are going to get.

Yet for some reason many in this community shrug their shoulders and cop out with "It's just how Ark is."  This game is based off the concept of investing time into building up dinos, resources, building warring factions, and it all takes significant time and effort. Sure we're not out there hammering rail spikes in the Sahara, but when issues critical to the gameplay and retention of loyal players get this bad,  sitting on your hands and stapling your mouth shut isn't really an option unless you just like the abuse.  What I see is a large majority of our community being complacent and just letting this company run us over with a steam roller citing behavioral trends the studio has had in the past. What needs to happen is the studio needs to be held accountable for their product and it needs to be given a stronger foundation to pile these new DLCs on top of with an at least stable platform and server infrastructure. But heck what do I know right, i'm just some dumb moron who doesn't know anything. 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, 4nti0ch said:

if anyone finds out the release time on the 25th could you list the source please so we can verify? i seen a few people saying 1600 UTC but no confirmation

Sleep on the 25th, log in the 26th... the 25 is probably gonna be plagued with crashes anyway...

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22 minutes ago, 4nti0ch said:

if anyone finds out the release time on the 25th could you list the source please so we can verify? i seen a few people saying 1600 UTC but no confirmation

Genesis is planned to go out at these times. Cedric said it himself in a tweet, "We're planning on 10AM PST" 

10:00 AM PST

11:00 AM MST

12:00 PM CST

1:00 PM EST

6:00 PM GMT 

For Anyone wondering.

 

The picture To the tweet: 

 

 

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57 minutes ago, Momudd said:

Sleep on the 25th, log in the 26th... the 25 is probably gonna be plagued with crashes anyway...

Haha. Never now man could be surprised. Lets hope 2 delays will bring a nice clean DLC :)

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1 hour ago, Rio4201 said:

I bet you have a wildcard tattoo don't you? Maybe a portrait of Ced on your chest? LOL.  

When I refer to brown nosing, I refer to all those people out there who make a solid decision to ignore the issues the game has, instead focusing on gerrymandering for features and new content or to otherwise set their own agenda into motion. Rather than focusing on core principles that any respectable studio would want to follow.  

  • You can't play the game if the game servers won't stay up.
  • You can't expect players who pvp to continue to support a  title that allows bugs and exploits to ruin competitive pvp.
  • You can't expect players who get their characters randomly deleted in transfer to want to keep leveling more.
  • You can't expect players who lose entire dino collections to bugs/exploits/deletions to want to invest more time.
  • You can't expect players to want to invest in a DLC if their prior experiences playing have been sub par.
  • This isn't a flea market with a mystery bag labelled DLC.  Players want to know what they are going to get.

Yet for some reason many in this community shrug their shoulders and cop out with "It's just how Ark is."  This game is based off the concept of investing time into building up dinos, resources, building warring factions, and it all takes significant time and effort. Sure we're not out there hammering rail spikes in the Sahara, but when issues critical to the gameplay and retention of loyal players get this bad,  sitting on your hands and stapling your mouth shut isn't really an option unless you just like the abuse.  What I see is a large majority of our community being complacent and just letting this company run us over with a steam roller citing behavioral trends the studio has had in the past. What needs to happen is the studio needs to be held accountable for their product and it needs to be given a stronger foundation to pile these new DLCs on top of with an at least stable platform and server infrastructure. But heck what do I know right, i'm just some dumb moron who doesn't know anything. 

 

 

Yet more ammo to further prove me right lmao. Whiny. Ignorant. Children. Just ignore the fact that I already stated that there are things that I hate about how the game has been handled, bugs, etc. Ya, it doesn't fit your ignorant nerd rage so you just ignore it :) Grow up kiddo. It's just a game. Does it suck that things break? Sure! But you have had FAR more value given to you from this game than almost any other ever, compared to price you paid vs usage. There are great ways to voice opinions on bugs and issues that don't involve spewing filth nonstop and whining and throwing a 2 year old tantrum. I would suggest maybe trying them? Until then, you only prove me 110% correct 😘

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