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  1. People aren't getting crushed by game mechanics. They're getting crushed by people. In pretty much every endeavor throughout the history of man, the person who's willing to work harder, sleep less, spend more, sacrifice more, learn more and bring more manpower will usually come out on top. You can change the rules of the game all you want, those folks will adjust their strategy and continue kicking the crap out of everyone.
  2. IMO, the currently available defenses are perfectly suitable to stop 80% of players if applied correctly. Nothing is going to stop the other 20%. They will blast through additional defenses without breaking a sweat.
  3. Feel free to pay for and manage your own server. I'm sure it will be a utopia.
  4. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insanity
  5. lol "growing consensus", huh? You got a poll goin' somewhere? If my intent was to irritate people, Joe here would have me banned in an hour. If folks can stifle their indignity long enough to make it past a little sarcasm, they'll see I'm usually trying to help by sharing some insight into how business works with those who don't yet have that experience, or to point out that the problem in question is a relatively easily avoided one.
  6. Let's be accurate here. When I'm reporting "no problems here", it's generally regarding complaints about the lack of support on official servers. In which case, it's an accurate statement. I never said I didn't have the problem with hatchlings starving. I've had it happen many times. The first time, I researched the issue and learned why it happens. The second, third and fourth time, I groaned and blamed myself because I know better. What I didn't do is hop on the forums and cry about how WC isn't giving me my money's worth for a toy that's cost me about $0.006 per hour so far.
  7. If my comments irritate you, perhaps it's because they hit a little too close to home? I'm assuming you have a similar mindset to the entitled and inexperienced players I'm unabashedly vocal in my criticisms towards. Never been a fan of trolling, burns too much gas. I'm more of a bait soaker, myself.
  8. Completely unacceptable. People have funneled $30 and thousands of hours of their life into building jerboa plantations, Wildcard should stop caring whether or not they can pay their bills and start providing the perfect experience we're all entitled to.
  9. This story gives me an idea. I'm going to start an alt tribe, recruit a bunch of people to start gathering stuff, then switch to my main and raid them.
  10. When I want a new server, I use arkservers.net. I search by keyword "wiped" cause I usually like to get in right after a restart (unless I'm in the mood to immediately start messing with established tribes). Then I sort the search results by population to make sure there will be plenty of people to "borrow" stuff from. Then I just look for the taming rates and map I like. Using this method, I haven't had any trouble finding acceptable servers to play on. There's always something I don't like, a bad food/water setting, ORP enabled, a little more lag, etc. but I don't expect to find a perfect one anyway.
  11. In my experience, the benefits of the tek dedicated storage in no way justify the hassles of using it. I was able to come up with a system that worked just fine. When I loot them, dedicated storage boxes go straight into the grinder.
  12. lol "a Tandy" Complaining about issues with official servers is like asking why the potholes in the bad neighborhood never get fixed. The folks who would get it fixed don't drive there.
  13. My admin wouldn't hassle you about your dinos. PM me if you want the details.
  14. Get rid of breeding and all dinos but parasaurs, and there's going to be that tribe that tames more high-level parasaurs than every one else. Make all parasaurs the same level and cap their numbers, there's going to be that tribe who respecs crafting and makes better saddles. Get rid of high-quality saddles and there's going to be that tribe who brings more players. Cap tribe size, and there's going to be that tribe who treats Ark like war instead of a game and shows no mercy. Give everyone the same dinos, the same saddles, the same point of view, and then we'll all be on equal footing (as we leave the game en masse).
  15. I voted no, but take it with a grain of salt. I'd prefer to see platform saddles removed altogether.
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