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Everything posted by SMP

  1. I like to think this is an attempt at a large-scale inside job. Insiding the alpha tribe is nothing compared to insiding an entire server. It'd be pretty fun to ban everyone and then just go around looting all the bases.
  2. Never. The game was developed as a PC game, they just shoehorned consoles in to squeeze out some extra cash. Y'all will always be step-children.
  3. Nonsense. I only play solo and always pick the most heavily populated PvP servers I can possibly find, preferably with several hostile "alphas". I get by just fine, haven't been successfully raided in probably 18 months.
  4. Life is so unfair. None of the people who know exactly what needs to be done to deliver a perfect game ever actually work for the game companies.
  5. You as the leader and no one else in the tribe. I got 99 problems and tribemates ain't one.
  6. No need for name-calling, I'm not the one who took all your stuff. By all means, go inside an established tribe and then come back and tell us how easy it was.
  7. Insiding is awesome. It's a very effective tactic which requires a much different skillset than simple combat or raiding. I'm a big fan and very happy that it's a part of the game. Kudos to the enterprising folks who pull it off successfully.
  8. And for every player who ponied up the fee, another would stop playing because they don't like Ark enough to pay for it. Now there are fewer players on your servers paying the bills. Now people are leaving because there's less population. Servers still need to be maintained to satisfy the players who are left, time to raise fees to cover those costs. Now those folks don't want to pay twice as much to play, so down go the servers. But hey, the game was glitch-proof for 90 days.
  9. Fair enough. What kind of solution would you suggest? A team of people to sink thousands of hours into making everything work perfectly? Gonna cost money. You prepared to start paying a monthly sub fee? May as well run your own server if you have to pay, right? The only other option would be to offline the servers. The thunder from the players would echo through these corridors like the gusts of a thousand winds. Seems like the option that doesn't cost the players any money and doesn't cost the company a bunch of customers is the option we have now. Almost like a compromis
  10. I remember years ago when I was still using the in-game system to find servers. Arkservers.net or ark-servers.net
  11. If you walk into the woods and yell "Hi bear!", does the bear stand up and roar back? If you hide your base well and don't talk in global, most of the server won't even know you exist until the day you take their stuff.
  12. Of my 4 main strategies for defense, only one is based around game mechanics. It's like thinking that your car's safety features mean it's OK to get wasted and drive 100 mph on the wrong side of the road. Don't do those 3 things, and chances are you'll be fine.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Feel free to pay for and manage your own server. I'm sure it will be a utopia.
  16. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insanity
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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 p
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
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