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  1. Lewiatan

    Update about kibble news eta

    We shall see if they keep treating our feedback seriously. We were suppoused to get weekly bug fixes too; it didn't last long either.
  2. Lewiatan

    Update about kibble news eta

    Your kibbles won't be useless. They will be grouped to 6 categories with different effectivness depending on creature you would like to tame. This change would allow you to tame creatures you want without forcing you tame useless dinosaurs for kibble farming only. It sad it took Wildcard 3 years to implement such basic kibble rework but it's better late than never. However I don't have much hope this will be beginning of treating players' feedback seriously.
  3. Too bad your communication is not even half as good as communication between your sister company and Atlas playerbase at this moment. It feels like you were asked to help Grapeshot fixing their mess instead off working on ARK. Fine, you announced beta branch of S+ and kibble rework and after that what? Will you start bug fixing this game finally? Will you update this game to the newest version of UE4 that fixes tons of issues? We won't get answears to these question at all probably.
  4. Unless you showed clear and consistent Roadmap (that almost every Early Access and AAA game does nowadays) how you are going to tackle ancient bugs and atrocious quality of the game and Extinction, I would not believe in anything you say in the post Chris. Because we do know you let your player base down the countless amount of times in the past. For once, don't fall into the temptation of feature creep.
  5. Lewiatan

    A message from Studio Wildcard

    Atlas won't affect ARK development? Please, don't mislead your customers. The atrocious quality of Exctinction and almost no new meaningful content for past a few months tell it has already affected ARK. You even admit some people from WC works for Atlas, so how does it not affect ARK? Atlas will have the same problems as ARK. Poor optimisation, feature creep, terrible communication between developers and playerbase and flawed core gameplay design. I guarantee Atles will be bloated with redundant features without polishing and then WC 2.0 will move on to add another shiny toy like they had been doing through ARK life cycle... Apprently, they want to found game development with cosmetic MTX... I wonder how exploititive that will be. Bethesda style? 18$ for a armour skin? In PCGamer article you claimed you don't want to make the same mistake which was ignoring your community. There is no faith in you that you can improve to be blunt. Btw. This time make sure your boss didn't break another deal with previous employer(s) ...
  6. If the only purpouse of certain dinosaur exsitance in your tribe is sitting and laying eggs forver, it is already useless dinosaur. The game needs this kibble overhaul to reduce stress on servers and clients caused by breeding farms with hundreds of dinosaurs. Plus, with this change Wildcard can finally see clearly what dinosaurs serve no purpouse in the game and improve it eventually.
  7. I couldn't have agreed more with you. I'm looking forward to watching your video discussing this dev post. I feel sorry for QA testing team. They can do their best but in the end higher in ranks decide what is getting a fix and when the patch/update is released. The studio may deliberately release a patch with a game-breaking bug and counting on getting away with it.
  8. Dear Chris. I have one major problem in your way to justify the atrociously bad quality of the game and Extinction. This is 60$ fully released game and players should not be your beta or Q&A testers nor should you expect players to become ones. The way you described the problem tells me you want to excuse broken game by few numbers of QA testers. This is unacceptable frankly. Your customers do not care you don't have enough manpower to be blunt. They care about the quality of the product they paid for. What you had been doing during entire Early Acces was bloating the game up with half-cooked or in some cases redundant content/mechanics. Instead of taking that time to flesh out core gameplay mechanics, do QoL updates, you were adding more and more stuff without polishing it before moving to a new shiny toy. Your game fell into the trap of feature creep that is coming back to you with full force. It seems your team is literally afraid of touching old code, because the whole game may fall apart. The sad part is people had been giving you tons of feedback, but you chose to ignore it deliberately or due to simple incompetence. Early Access has ended over a year ago. You earned a lot of money and you can afford more paid QA testers, but you would have to want that to begin with. You would have to have a better quality standard for game development, to begin with. The only reason why we got more regular bug fixes updates and QoL ones was due to BadArt4BadARK. The action was simply too large to ignore. It seems WC hasn't learned anything from EA, to be honest, and ARK would continue to be considered as a game with a great potential wasted by game-breaking bugs and incompetent studio. It's a shame how this game has ended up. I used to love this game, but bugs, lack of any optimization and developers refusing to communicate with the player base during EA was enough. PS: Unfortunate, we players cannot get a simple "sorry" with highlighted steps to improve the bad quality of the game.
  9. I read comments about graphical quality of Switch port. So you say, Wildcard used false advertisment to promote Switch port using prettier screenshots from other game's versions? If that's the case, it was illegal to promote the game that way. Bait-And-Switch to be precise.
  10. Lewiatan

    (SPOILERS) Extinction Ending Cutscene

    The only possible explanation why the sun is not rising or doesn't change its position in the sky is Earth being tildally locked to the sun. That's only case something like that can happen in real life. Maybe I expect to much from a game to check facts. If proto ARKs have day and night cycle, I assume it's part of ARKs' environment simulation.
  11. Taking in consideration issues such as bugs and gameplay design flaws, I can tell without a doubt this DLC was not tested long enough and WC just released buggy content hoping we, player, will let that slide... I'd like to remind WC this is not Early Access for over a year. Nothing much improved in quality of product or aproach to the game development post launch. WC, you could have invested money in paid QA testers at least.
  12. Lewiatan

    (SPOILERS) Extinction Ending Cutscene

    It's a big plot hole they chose to ignore. If something cannot be explained logically, put magic or scifi mumbo-jumbo into the mix. WC did add scifi mumbo-jumbo in the last cutscene where Earth starts to rotate out of blue and plants starts to grow out from dust.
  13. Lewiatan

    (SPOILERS) Extinction Ending Cutscene

    Interesting. Earth wouldn't come back to its former glory anyway, because there is no day and night cycle in Exctinction dlc. That means Earth is tidaly locked towards sun, which would take ridiculous amount of time to happen that one can argue the sun would be red giant at that point, which would consume Earth. The lack of moon wouldn't matter much, because tidal locking process still takes a loooong time (a few billion years, tidal locking to the moon would take ca. 7.6 billion years keeping in mind the moon has bigger influence on Earth than sun in this case) Anyway, the life on tidaly locked planet could only exsists at the border of permament day and night.
  14. I see ARK Additions may have used a raptor model that anyone can buy on Truong CD Artist website (the modder's own work here could be new feathers, but the base mesh may not be his work) . If it is that model, I wonder if the modder purchased correct license that allows him getting financial profits by using that model in his project (personal use /non-commericial license costs 11$, but the commercial one costs a few times more).
  15. Lewiatan

    Do you Think Ark Extinction DLC will be Delayed?

    The crunch in game industry means: All hands on board to finish the project/game before deadline, because we are behind the schedule or managment departament failed to plan development properly or unrealistic deadline was set.
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