So, I don't wanna be rude but are you raptoring kidding me? How can a Game Studio even produce a game that is unoptimized and badly programmed as this. How can this even be a thing in this time, 5 years earlier no one would have bat an eye but nowadays this is not acceptable.
So let me tell you the story of the weekend on Server EU PVE Extinction 493.
We are used to have crashes every +/- 3 hours but this weekend was the most outraging we have ever seen happen. It all started with x2 being activated at friday 7pm CET - that's when the misery began.
I am listing every crash until now, because now I am done with this game and just stop playing it.
23.11 - 19:05
23.11 - 22:13
24.11 - 01:07
24.11 - 09:30
24.11 - 12:35
24.11 - 12:43
24.11 - 12:48
24.11 - 13:58
24.11 - 15:54
24.11 - 16:27
24.11 - 17:42
24.11 - 20:36
24.11 - 22:37
25.11 - 01:30
25.11 - 02:11
25.11 - 05:02
25.11 - 07:45
25.11 - 10:30
25.11 - 13:20
25.11 - 14:06
25.11 - 14:48
25.11 - 16:04
25.11 - 16:42
25.11 - 17:16
25.11 - 17:55
25.11 - 18:34
Yes, 26 crashes over the course of 48hours - this is absolutely unacceptable!
The big issue here is, that it came more and more unpredictable - so in the middle of a red/purple drop or a 50k element vein - poof! Server gone and so is the drop/vein aswell. We tamed the Forest Titan on saturday and I am not even kidding but we lost around 1,2k element due to rollbacks + 3 purple drops and 4 red drops. So basically the Titan was useless in the first place cause we were not able to achieve as much as we wanted and with the bad rng from drops/veins we only managed to complete 3 red drops and 1 purple. We also built a lot of stuff twice or farmed 3 times for the same thing because the rollbacks were putting us back where we started. Oh and btw, we lost a lot of asc flak gear in the process of crashing - just a side note.
Adam, lilpanda, put up a quick twitter statement that you guys are aware of it and working on it, but that's what you tell us for the past one and a half week. At this point I really believe that you are not even working on it because you got the money from all the people already.
You, Wild Card, had the chance to prove all the people wrong with this DLC, you could have surprised your whole fanbase with that DLC in terms of content + server stability but you failed again! Every DLC you released was a disaster, a very big disappointment and even worse, made me quit every time. Sadly I came back, putting my trust and hopes again in your hands.
You don't care about your players, you just care about the money - it's a one time purchase, and you can't even refund because when a player starts to see how bad it is to play, and it gets worse and not better because every little spark of hope just gets erased by every crash occuring.
I play and have played a lot of different games, a lot of different genres but mostly survival based and I have to say that you guys are a shame to the industry.
I rather play raptoring Diablo Immortal on my raptoring phone then spend another hour in your unstable, bugged Ark Crashing Evolved that you can't seem to fix.
I hope you will never produce another game or even go on trying to make new games, just stop doing it. When I would suck as much at my job, as you guys do - I wouldn't have a job.
PS: To all the people that now come up with "go play unofficial" or "play pvp" go raptor yourself - there's a reason people play PvE and if you don't get it you shouldn't be joining this thread at all.