GreenRoc Posted December 11, 2020 Share Posted December 11, 2020 Title based off a thread created by a Boundless developer. (my imagination is lacking a better title for my current batch of thoughts) What turns me off most of all: Loss I dont want to lose my tames. I dont want to lose my items. I dont want to lose my time. I dont want to lose my progress. I dont want to lose my character. I dont want to lose my server. I dont want to lose my structures. I dont want to lose my virtual home. RIP Blackstorm. I tried to keep it alive, but lack of support from Wildcard on legacy servers was too much for me when I was repeadedly verbally harassed, with racial slurs, I had to move off the server for my mental health. Thank goodness there are the server saves, but that doesnt have my tribemates. I miss as much as, or even more than my tames! I dont enjoy loss. But I am practically losing everything by not playing official PvE, but then, I may have just refused to accept the loss of the game I once loved, that slowly left me over time. Ark isnt the same anymore. I'm still hanging on by helping my tribemates keep generators fueled and structures refreshed, as I hold onto hope for a loss-less Ark experience. I maybe struggling to breathe life into an already dying joy i got from this game, the joy has slowly evaporated before my eyes, and I maybe have been refusing to accept that loss. I have seen this game progress since I started playing in 2015. I have over 14k hours spent mostly in Official PVE. I have seen this game "evolve" into a form I am struggling to enjoy, more and more struggles with more personally unwanted content being added. I saw a big shift in a direction I dont want when Pegomastax were added, and took a 7 month absence from the game upon the little rat's thievery joining in the fray, I was so furious. I came back because of the eye candy I love, that no other game comes close! What used to be my favorite game for three years in a row, has become so altered and morphed in ways that add more and more ways to lose my progress, in both intended and unintended ways. Before Ark, I played World of Warcraft, and one of my favorite things to get in WoW was mounts. Ark was a massive step in graphics for my eye candy desires, and all these mounts to collect and play with!!! And dinos! Oh how I LOVE dinos! Ever since I was a little girl in early 1980's, I love dinos! I still have some of my Definately Dinosaurs hanging around my home. Jurassic park was like the best thing ever to me when it came out, and Ark was like the best game ever when I first laid eyes on a twitch stream of my friend taming a stego, it looked so real I could hardly believe I was looking at a video game! And it had building! A building system with flat panels to build my dream home, unlike the blockyness of Minecraft which seemd to lack flat panels for making walls. I come here today, feeling deeply saddened at the sight of the Game Awards on my roomate's PC, just a few quick glances at an aminated piloting a stego and raptor jumps out, I had to turn away, intense anger filled my mind, more PVP promotions! More losses! I cant stand loss! The ongoing direction Ark has been headed, farther and farther away from my hopes and dreams of the perfect game for me. My heart breaks at any lossses, real and virtual. I cried when Mufasa died! And I cried when the 6-legged kitty in Avatar (blue people, not the benders) died! I've tried to quit ark before, many times, but like a bad drug I keep coming back, and I hurt myself more at another loss. I wish there was some Ark vape to tide me over until the hangover expires. Pixark only offers so much, and has significantly less-realistic graphics, but far less loss.... if only there was a loss-less Ark that I could share with my friends. Singleplayer only goes so far, and unofficials only last for so long, not long enough for me. I know I will have thoughts and feelings that might contradict with yours, and that's ok! We're not all made the same. You have every right and fredom to feel and think about this game in the ways that you do, as much as I have to my own. We can co-exist with condradictory feelings, we just dont have to be playing the same game if we dont want to. Do some of you just LOVE the way Ark is headed? I havent met anyone as far as I can recall, who loves Ark more now than before. Since this is forums for other people too, what turns you off? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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