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  1. Its not up to Wildcard and this topic has been beaten to a mushy pulp. Xbox and PS4 and Steam platform owners (ie Microsoft, Sony and Valve respectively) have made the decision to not work together. Devs have stated that its possible have all of them crossplay and have set up this internally but their hands are tied until such time as those companies say yes. Thus complain to them not Wildcard.
  2. No difference this time. People were charged for the last season pass with general release times(like this time) and delays happened both with Aberration and Extinction. Again traditionally there are 2 delays each time and this time is no different.... As for cheated, that's just plain silly/entitlement ranting. You're still getting the content its just delayed. If they were to not give the dlc and just took the money, -that- could constitute the meaning of "cheated out of their money". That's not what's happening here. I'm sure you'll be teeth gnashing once its released too and then again when there are delays next winter for part 2 and the eventual disgruntlement of things upon release. I get it, you like to complain but its just really inane.
  3. No need to explicitly tell you. With the legacy closures coming at the end of January(ie freeing up server space for genesis map needs), the lack of any more discussions concerning genesis(ie all dark on communication of such), its pretty easy to see we're in store for the traditional 2nd delay historically that we get on each dlc(sans SE). Not really a bad thing to be honest. Once you're accustomed to this and how the first week or two plays out when released with issues and such, hype and impatience really aren't warranted.
  4. Reporters don't run the presses, car dealers don't make the cars, and your starbucks cashier doesn't harvest the beans. Like many companies, job responsibilities are allocated to different folks. And as a light jab to Cedric, you'd not want him being responsible for fixes anyway. Trust me.
  5. I assume this is a joke. However just in case you really do not know, Dev is short for developer, ie the folks that make the game.
  6. Took me over an hour and a half to complete. There was much to unpack; so I do certainly hope the "EVERY response" point is truly accurate. I was civil but highly critical across many areas of things, and still felt I could've said more. 5k+ hours of game play I guess'll do that
  7. Sorry can you cite where the game name is Dino's R Us? Pretty sure the game's name is Ark Survival Evolved and from its very inception has been a Science Fiction game. I get your wants are that the game was exclusively dinos without boss fights with a dragon, obelisks, etc but your wants do not match the reality of what the game was/is/will be. Best of luck to you.
  8. Scrap it. Replace it with Survival Plus on the normal game Architecture(since the conversion architecture is a mess that most deign to not use). Hire Survival Plus mod maker to maintain and oversee it.
  9. Support is lacking, kited, vapid in assistance and will be for the foreseeable future. This is unfortunately the reality of it(out side of those who will throw out anecdotal examples they experience on rare occasion to the contrary.) Given the majority of players opt to play on unofficial servers and away from official/legacies due to a lack of (and intentional with legacy I might add) support, You may want to consider then making such a non issue and making different play choices.
  10. Unless you plan to hardcode some sort of engagement raid protection system(and given the state of the game that sounds like it would throw servers into even more instability), there's no way to proactively enforce this what so ever and seems extremely short sighted. I'm wondering how you would even enforce the breeding restrictions mentioned, especially since its easy enough to muddy that across servers and mask that through all manner of shenanigans. Either you're going to have to implement more hardcoded solutions or modify this rule change yet again.
  11. While I assume you attempted to format your quoting incorrectly there, you might want to realize that even though Snail Games is the parent company for Wildcard since the Dec 2015 merger, Pixark has a whole different dev team in a completely different locale working on it; and this all has -zero- to do with the torch waving for sotf anyway.
  12. I can tell you didn't read the article. Sure the article was a year ago but the conditions(again if you actually read the article) for why and what would need to occur for Sotf to be revisited have not changed. As for your other point: cite your official sources that Devs has stated that: 1. The last dlc in the Season pass(extinction) will be their last official content project for ark. 2. That after Extinction WC will be looking for another game to work on. That's just conjecture on your part to fit your agenda/narrative.
  13. Currently, the best bet of a sotf-esque thing going forward is Poker's mod at the moment. Otherwise, some other player driven project is the only way Sotf style fans are going to see anything because a year ago the devs stated that pretty much it would take player/community run efforts otherwise. You can read this article from last year with Jeremy talking about the whys and why they'll not be revisiting it in the future unless its crowdfunded/driven in some manner: https://www.pcgamer.com/ark-survival-of-the-fittest-is-an-experiment-that-didnt-catch-on-but-we-do-think-theres-a-fun-game-there-says-studio-wildcard/
  14. Correct. That's not in contention, the volume of participants on that platform using such versus that of the other mediums, I'm saying there seems to be a counter intuitive notion of limiting how they're handled/approached in comparison to the other for simply being a perceived catch all on red and here. Ironically though steam gets xbox and ps4 folks coming on there too asking questions at times though and Ive often told them to visit here in steam. But I'm again saying that statistically the evidence is compelling that the steam forums have a high volume of interactions of players on it with Ark, perhaps statistically more so than I would argue the volume of the 3 platforms combined here but at the very least the pc ones here. Saying then that the devs cannot maintain some form of consistent implementation of bettering the situation with the forums on Steam even with more volunteer mods is a shame. I know addressing this is an exercise in futility but I just wanted to have some form of it being mentioned given the context of what the crunch was speaking to.
  15. Correct, it is one part but with 5 million units or so sold to date on that platform and the daily activity on its forums for Ark being arguably as or more active than the official forums, here, (I've not monitored reddit's activity to state otherwise). I understand the statements of foucs on reddit and the official forums but its somewhat counterintuitive knowing how steam makes for quicker facilitation of dissemination of information by just under half the player base of the game. Also, I know members of the team have expressed as well open disdain for the steam forums too in the past but again its just a shame that resources cannot be put forward on the platform more to have both proactive and reactive responses to issues and interactions. While you cite the dev team being small(70's if I remember right), that doesn't require precluding more volunteer mods answering to Eli, you, etc or even some non dev team related payment resource that could be allotted for more liasons for steam either. GP Deb David are the only volunteer mods typically witnessed sporadically on steam ark forums and I think you can agree you could well enact more and quite easily. So again its just disappointing I genuinely think more could be done and not require full time devs at WA/FL/UK paygrades to do it. There are not too many things I am overly critical of the team for but the reticence to facilitate more on the steam platform in these regards is one of them.
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