LouSpowells

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  1. Griffin Balance

    Yeah, like I said, I'm not following you down that path of crazy. Good luck with that.
  2. Griffin Balance

    Dude, what in god's name are you arguing? I said, quite simply, that the best way to counter a Griffin was a Griffin. Are you now saying that my saying it proves that Griffins are overpowered and need to be nerfed? There's no need to twist yourself up with all these mental gymnastics displays. If you want to say that you think Griffins are over powered, make the argument. I'll listen to your opinions and share my own, but this "what you think proves that what I think debunks what you think" garbage isn't going anywhere I'm willing to follow. EDIT: And why the hell are you going at me anyway? Spite? Because there's a thread on the same page begging for a Griffin buff...comparatively, wasting your time on someone who is neither for nor against a nerf/buff is kind of pointless. Oh, and @johnm81 since I didn't quote.
  3. Turret change discussion megathread

    This! ^^ This right here. When the flyer nerf came, the community had an opportunity to make a point for more compromise in the stat rebalance, and many were trying. But every time someone made a good point, they were shouted down by people the no-nerf crowd. What I think people are failing to realize is that this is going to happen. The announcement made it pretty clear, and at this point it's safe to say that turrets are getting nerfed no matter what. They have an opportunity to double performance. It's a no-brainer, and if there's nothing to fight we might as well start floating some ideas around in hopes that it will suck less. Increased structure health/durability. Multi-tiered turrets with varying fire rates/damage at a materials cost. Ability to shoot different types of bullets. Placeable landmines. Increased turret damage. A setting to manually control turrets...we can make arguments for stuff like that, or let Wildcard make the decisions for us...which I'm sure will go well. /s
  4. Griffin Balance

    I'm referring to: You stated that when something is "so strong that nothing could counter them effectively" it needs to be nerfed due to imbalance. I'm asking you if you are making the argument that Griffins are so strong that nothing can counter them effectively. "Best" does not mean "Only." The use of "best" in and of itself indicates that there is competition, which there most certainly is. Are you trying to prove to me that "best" means "only" now?
  5. Griffin Balance

    Are you now suggesting that Griffins are the only way to kill Griffins?
  6. Griffin Balance

    Did you read that in a fortune cookie or something? Because it sounds a lot like fortune cookie logic.
  7. Turret Changes: A Technical Talk about why.

    Server performance is exactly what this is about. A catastrophic overabundance of turrets are wrecking official server performance, and they are going to be changed. Pout out your lower lip, scream at the top of your lungs, hold your breath until you pass out...it won't change anything but your blood pressure. You're fighting the wrong fight, duderino.
  8. Turret Changes: A Technical Talk about why.

    The fact that you are "feeling this way" (aggrieved) is 100% irrelevant to that fact that the solution to server lag exists and will be implemented. Players have been demanding a solution to the abysmal performance on official servers for a long time now. Not only have Wildcard devs figured out exactly what the issue is, they've found that the issue is eating up twice as many resources as the rest of the game. Whether you like it or not, Wildcard is going to be changing turrets.
  9. Can we PLEASE get a Griffin Buff?

    Griffins are fine the way they are. A rebalance will only cause problems, and buffing them should be completely out of the question. If you feel the Griffins as current are insufficient, I'd suggest spending more time on Griffins learning their utility. If Wildcard makes any changes to Griffins any time in the near future, it would be a mistake on their part.
  10. Griffin Balance

    The best counter to Griffins is Griffins, even if only used as a distraction tactic. Griffins are in a good place balance wise, and despite their utility, they have enough weaknesses that a nerf/rebalance could very likely neuter them, and a whole bunch more people will start pretending like they quit Ark over it.
  11. Turret Changes: A Technical Talk about why.

    Precisely. It's a sad truth that a LOT of people are a tremendous waste of time to listen to...especially when it comes to things they believe they are entitled to.
  12. Turret Changes: A Technical Talk about why.

    There's a difference between informing/communicating with the community, and the recent Ark customer definition of "communication." In this case Wildcard has informed the customer base of the problem, communicated potential solutions, and requested customer input. That last part is what makes the angry people angrier. People get it stuck in their head that their solution - if not implemented to exacting specifications - was ignored by Wildcard because Wildcard doesn't care about them. In this case Wildcard just needs to fix the problem. Inform of the problem, communicate the solution. Skip the input part. Ark's most outspoken critics aren't capable of understanding that "doing exactly what I want them to do" is not the same as "communicating." These folks start believing that "Wildcard never listens to customers" because Wildcard didn't implement what they wanted, and the more times they are told their input matters, the more offended they act when that input isn't used. That is why I say, Wildcard should ask for input on as little as possible, and never in cases where the input involves quality of life improvements or fixes to problems like reducing turrets to MASSIVELY increase game performance.
  13. When ark was the best

    People over the past few months seem to be confusing the state of the game with the state of outrage the resident forum drama queens are demonstrating. In that respect, as of current the PC version of the game is in the best state it's been in since day one of EA release. I couldn't tell you about the console version, and don't care in the slightest about it. That being said, the biggest problem with Ark since mid-late 2016 has been the mentality of the player base on Official servers. In that respect (the customers), the game is the second worst it has ever been, closely following the state of customer base after the movement speed balances. Players demand answers to questions that don't have answers yet, then claim there wasn't any communication. People get an answer they don't like and claim the communication sucks because they disagree with the solution. People cry conspiracy when they lose the ability to exploit mechanics or are no longer able to circumvent fundamental parts of the game with them. At some point certain players (not just Ark, but gamers in general) got it into their thick skulls that if a developer doesn't do what the customer wants, then the developer isn't listening to the customer. In that respect, Ark was the best it has ever been in the first 8-12 months after EA release. For that year or so, most players were just excited to see new things and play a game with a new and unique concept.
  14. Turret Changes: A Technical Talk about why.

    Solution: Step One: Set a hard turret cap preventing tribes from placing more than XX turrets. Step Two: Increase metal and tek structure health Step Three: Get hell from the group of players who always have a conniption fit over anything that has or or hasn't changed A lot of people are saying Wildcard should communicate with the playerbase more. At this point I have to disagree. Wildcard should do what needs to be done to fix these framerate issues and NOT listen to the borderline psychotic chunk of the community who lash out irrationally over game performance, only to then lash out irrationally over the mere mention of the solution to poor game performance.
  15. ark Ark is garbage and needs to he fixed

    First of all, if you're not comfortable with the fact that you can be offline raided, don't play official PvP. Second, surviving in Ark can also be simple and easy provided you spend more time learning about how to survive than complaining about not surviving.