LouSpowells

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  1. They are addressing them, they just don't seem to be done. You can argue until you're blue in the face about whether it should have been done already and chances are most people will agree with you. If it bothers you, your best bet is to not play and try again in the future....to be fair, though...I'd figure if you're playing GTA5 you should already be more than used to questionable performance and incessant bugs.
  2. What is your favorite tamed Ark creature!?

    As far as I'm concerned, the Beelzebufo is the best animal in the game bar none...and yes, I know that's a bold opinion. It's the utili-kilt of Ark...not every can get behind it, but everyone who is loves it. The only close second I've ever had was Scorpions when you could pump 2000% oxygen into one to make it the fastest water animal in the game. I scared the crap out of a LOT of people on those. For me, everything outside of that is a utility dino. Necessary.
  3. Turret change discussion megathread

    I'm all for people having a vendetta against the devs if they're pissed...but there's a huge difference between a vendetta with the devs and a vendetta with reality. You don't have to take their word for it for it to be true. Server lag is massively impacted by an overabundance of turrets, both logic and hard data prove the assertion. Turrets alone are eating up twice the server resources as the rest of the entire game. Reducing turrets will increase performance. That's not up for debate...it's a fact. What is up for debate is the extent to which turrets will be nerfed, and what features can be added/modified to offset the handicap of having less turrets. So, you can put your fingers in your ears and go "La la la la, I don't believe you!", or you could suggest things that will soften the blow of this inevitable change. Only one of those two options is beneficial to you.
  4. Turret change discussion megathread

    So you're self-admittedly not knowledgeable about the topic and the only experience you have on the matter is purely anecdotal and accumulated over one year...but you're not comfortable accepting data that has been provided by the team that's been developing the game for 3 years?
  5. Why should I play Ark?

    I play it because I enjoy it. I can't really speak for others. Your best bet is to play it and see if you like it. If you don't, there's no reason you should play it.
  6. He's too tired to move the goalposts again and he needed a breather.
  7. Griffin Balance

    Yeah, like I said, I'm not following you down that path of crazy. Good luck with that.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. Griffin Balance

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

    Did you read that in a fortune cookie or something? Because it sounds a lot like fortune cookie logic.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.