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Community Crunch 256: Introducing Voidwyrm & Update on Genesis II


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9 hours ago, Gedanox said:

But, so what? you had to buy gen 2 with gen 1! they don't need to attract that much more public!

So what you are saying is, why bother hyping up the final map as they no longer need new players to the old game. That's fair I guess, although I would imagine that they would want to keep the current player base happy and satiated until they try and sell us Ark 2.  Point being, it's the same old, same old with Studio Wildcard, the information in the crunches is crap most times, there's never any real meat to the process of developing, the progress, it's fluff, simply fluff that does nothing to keep anyone truly interested and enthusiastic.  That's my point. 

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Haven't been on time for a single DLC or update why change it for the last one! I'm sure this one will be just as broken as every other initial release dlc and have exceptional excuses to cover it up.

Why are you guys still here? If ark is so bad experience, you are free to leave and let rest of us enjoy it.

Don't worry none of us actually expected it to be out on time anyway!

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9 hours ago, Gedanox said:

Yes, it actually feels better! You know it won't change a single thing, so you can at least complain even if its unread by any half relevant person and move on from it, instead of just shuting up and buttering up a company that doesn't deserve it.

I agree, many of us have been playing this game for YEARS and it's never gotten any better with content releases, never gotten any better in many aspects of the game and it's development.  As a paid up customer and enthusiast to the game in general, when things don't improve or don't measure up I take to the forums to voice my opinion and express my frustration. It's therapeutically helpful to me personally, so I really don't care who hates or loves it, although the likes on the posts are nice to see.  Point is, fan boys are fan boys, and opinions are opinions.  We're free to express ourselves and even if someone doesn't agree, getting into a posting war seems a little ridiculous lol.   Most of us are veterans, and as such, we've got years of pent up aggression and irritation over the shenanigans' the studio has thrown our way over the years, some handle it quietly and stew, others get it out of their system so they can throw up their hands and say "F it" and move on.   May is a long way away after a long delayed wait, it's a highly anticipated release that most of the community have been very patiently waiting for, so frustration and irritation are naturally going to be something the studio is going to have to contend with.  Personally, I'm trying to remain at least a tiny bit understanding, but I do feel like the reason this is being delayed again isn't because of Covid but because the team is being split up to focus on Ark 2 with a skeleton crew developing on Gen Pt 2 and that has me a little unsettled as I feel that being a customer who already paid for it, I'd rather get what I paid for before being asked to buy something new.

 

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1 hour ago, LUIX said:

I can wait for it  i preffer a late DLC than a broken DLC :3

This is Wildcard.  They can release it late *and* broken.  Just like they did with Extinction, after most of them snuck off to work on Atlas.  Now they've got Ark 2, which I'm guessing is the *real* reason the DLC is months and months late.  They were too busy making that cinematic  for the Game Awards instead of finishing the first game.

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8 hours ago, IndridCold1966 said:

...DO NOT BUY ARK 2.  There aere so many more iptions with more to come. You wouldn't keep eating at a restaurant who constantly messes up your orders and even when you get the food is terrible correct? Focus.

 

But what if the customer is actually very happy with the food even with all the order mess-ups?

I will be buying Ark II.

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3 hours ago, Magmasaur103 said:

do they even take good ideas similar to this? forums or not?

you mean do they take community made ideas? seems like they would but on very rare occasions, for instance that dedication to "All those who have ascended" in Valguero is the only thing I can think of that was community made that made it into a singular map

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18 hours ago, dodotoast said:

available and November.  Also who said it would.  And everyone seems to have forgot that Ps5 isn't getting ark 2!!!!!!!!!! Why would they do that????

No one said PS wasn’t getting A2, just that it would initials relese on Xbox. It very likely is still coming to PS4/5 or whatever,

18 hours ago, Bigchingus7890 said:

watch the haters emerge from the shadows 

Pretty standard really. 
 

jez, 5 pages in one crunch in less then 24 hours? I think that’s a record. Anyway, keep up the good work. As a tip, maybe continue the Gen chronicles with skins/items from the DLC or new info or something? Something to keep away the Salt.

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14 hours ago, Rio4201 said:

finish what we promised

First of, they never said to finish it, they said umm polish, I belive was the word, and two, they promised this before covid hit, which not only has the problems of worse internet, communication, worse computer systems, not being hooked up to the same network, and personal problems, cuz they are people. Not only is there an adjustment period till you can restart work, you will probably working at significantly lower effectiveness. Like 30% worse. Combine that with a mild persisting overestimation and the want to make their last, biggest DLC yet be high quality, and doing other large things like TLCs and events. And most likely the DLC with the most unique and complex creatures, abilities and environments(meaning it takes a loooong time to figure out how to make it do said abilities, providing lots of confusing roadblocks) and the largest map yet. So I think they have quite a good reason for delaying twice.

12 hours ago, XxxGodzxxX said:

Is Wildcard paying you to Simp for them ? Get a clue, they've had a over a year to adjust to remote working , so that's just a copout. It's unbelievable how you people just keep making excuses for wildcard incompetence

A year in which a good chunk was taken away adjusting and they work at a lower efficiency. Also I wouldn’t call them excuses, I’d call the  reasons.

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10 hours ago, Batfloke said:

So a big THANK YOU WC - your continued ineptitude does actually bring great joy to (admittedly very, very few) people at certain times \o/

Lol, glad at least someone’s happy, also I recommend saving thoes structures for Gen 2...

10 hours ago, PhotekPlays said:

now you have the ultimate excuse you always have been looking for :D , covid

*sigh* no man. Just no.

9 hours ago, TeRyn said:

Because lets face it a software based company having to transition to a virtual workspace is like a ice cream man in a truck having to transition to a set driving route to a parking lot. So that excuse is just bullpoop.

 

Also no. It is not comparable. It’s more like the ice cream man has to fly a drone from his house with trashy internet. And the drone is slower and less obvious then the truck, making it less effective.

12 hours ago, TheBlueBlaze007 said:

Honestly, im not mad, or surprised, just take your time and make sure it doesnt end up like extinction, make it right, please

Optimist! Sorta.. anyway I agree

11 hours ago, deadsans03 said:

To everyone who continues to post hate comments, you do know that no one cares about your unoriginal opinion right?

When it comes to wildcard, they are a fairly decent company who actually cares about their game and doesn't try to realese a half-assed dlc just for the sake of releasing it. They actually bothered to listen to feedback from their comunity (no matter how much you insult them) to try and improve game for your sake as the player, they're not going to be the ones who are going to be playing the game and yet they're going out of they're way to try and make the game a better experience for you as the player.

Look if they were a money grabing company like any other than they would've already released the dlc and not cared what you had to say, but here they are wasting their own time and money to try and make sure that you actually enjoy the game.

So please stop whinning, it gets really annoying having to look through the comments and mainly seeing hate comments.

Also if you're planning to respond to this, just don't, I'm not gonna be wasting anymore of my time with this matter. Also this took a really time to write, so please for my sake dont make me write anymore.

P.S.

the wait isn't that long, and I'm really looking forward to part 2 

Edit:

Looking back on this comment i was quite rude and unprofessional, let me apologise. I was just annoyed, and all I'm trying to say is that you dont have to be so mean (like i was) they're just trying to make the game better for you. Sorry again if i was to salty.

Thank you

9 hours ago, Lumpy1982 said:

This is ridiculous, if you expect people to buy ark 2 don't you think you should start showing us we can count on you. Never on time for anything. I may not buy ark 2 until it's like $10. I've spent so much money buying all the dlc's for ark and bout ark in pre-release and I have boasted about how good the game has been but as far as trusting the team creating it, I'm losing that. 

Well it’s possible to by ark 1 for 10, or ark and the 3 old Generation DLCs for 20$, when it’s on sale, so u may be in luck.

4 hours ago, LUIX said:

I can wait for it  i preffer a late DLC than a broken DLC :3

Yes!

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2 hours ago, DeNordain said:

Expect ARK II to be delayed atleast a year or two.... along with bugs that will take another 10 years for them to fix if they follow the same development as they've done this far.

I-.... don’t wanna type this all again for a 100th time. *sigh*

Ark was originally made by 15 people or so with meh experience at coding and development, and made in about 2 years I believe? Ark 2 I think we are going with 4 years before relese with 42 experienced developers who know what their doing, not only that, on a new platform, with more abilities and optimization. I believe ark 2 will have better graphics, less lag, less bugs after a bit of EA, and be developed quicker. Especially with a cleaner code.

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1 hour ago, thedrongoofark said:

you mean do they take community made ideas? seems like they would but on very rare occasions, for instance that dedication to "All those who have ascended" in Valguero is the only thing I can think of that was community made that made it into a singular map

Poglin, missions outside map zone are two instances recently, changes to cryopod today to display color regions and be cleaner(amoung other things) taming UI, Homested update, any other integrated mod stuff(large examples being The Center, Ragnorock, Valagrue, Crystal Isles, I real like I’m forgetting one, is that just me?)

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4 minutes ago, Dinobros2000 said:

Poglin, missions outside map zone are two instances recently, changes to cryopod today to display color regions and be cleaner(amoung other things) taming UI, Homested update, any other integrated mod stuff(large examples being The Center, Ragnorock, Valagrue, Crystal Isles, I real like I’m forgetting one, is that just me?)

true true, but I guess a suggestion of a variant still doesn't seem (this isn't an insult I'm just stating what I think magmasaur103) significant or beneficial enough to WildCard for them to add in

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21 hours ago, GreenBean said:

Are you new to ark? Because us ark veterans are sick of this delaying crap. First December 2020 then hype us up with the trailer and say it’s coming in March and make us wait 3 months and then when it’s about to release, delay it again till MAY 26th and make us wait another 3 months. I’m starting to lose hope for ark. And the crashing aimbotting meshing, ark is a hot mess right now and WC needs to step up there game.

I have been playing ark prolly quite a lot longer than you. And i could not care rats arse if its delayed. Its a friggin game not your last meal.

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21 hours ago, Pumba4Panda said:

The game itself is a good concept and fun when it goes correctly, (no meshing, duping, no gm otter being pocket dev). The main problem is the developer teams unwillingness to adhere to timelines they create and continue to make false promises time and time again. most people in here commenting about the delay have already got the gen DLC, and were originally told winter of 2020, then march of 2021 and now 1 business day before march we get told May. After they release all this genesis chronicles, they have known for awhile it wont be done by March but continued to string people along. The game itself isnt a bad experience the developers are a bad experience. What DLC came out on time? or even close? You'd think after 6 years of DLC's they be more realistic about there capabilities and give a more accurate timeline, but nope lets keep hyping up and not delivering. 

Back then we did not have global pandemic making ppl work remotely. Granted, they should have told that earlier. But its still just a game.

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1 hour ago, Luewen said:

Back then we did not have global pandemic making ppl work remotely. Granted, they should have told that earlier. But its still just a game.

Doesn't change quality, just speed of development. And I think previous listed reasons outweigh that, they will likely learn from at least some of their previous mistakes

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7 hours ago, Dinobros2000 said:

I-.... don’t wanna type this all again for a 100th time. *sigh*

Ark was originally made by 15 people or so with meh experience at coding and development, and made in about 2 years I believe? Ark 2 I think we are going with 4 years before relese with 42 experienced developers who know what their doing, not only that, on a new platform, with more abilities and optimization. I believe ark 2 will have better graphics, less lag, less bugs after a bit of EA, and be developed quicker. Especially with a cleaner code.

yes me agree 

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On 2/27/2021 at 4:00 AM, Pumba4Panda said:

Haven't been on time for a single DLC or update why change it for the last one! I'm sure this one will be just as broken as every other initial release dlc and have exceptional excuses to cover it up. Thanks for another let down ❤️ 

 

Just curious when can we start expecting excuses and delays for ark 2?

Why you playin it then, if you think its so buggy.

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