Game mode: Online Official Server #1600
Type of issue: Misc
Server type: PvP
Region: East Coast NA]
A Novel Titled: “HA!.. Got eeeeem!”
After the giant came and wrecked my clan and my allied clan, I farmed mats for the last 5 days, then finally got enough to build what I wanted, and spent from 2am-9am this morning building a community structure, “LevelUP!” A point of contact for new players and level 60s at the entrance of New Asgard. After all the hoopla it was time to relax and RP for a bit, and help new players, which is my favorite thing to do. I am known for building Welcome Centers in my spare time, set up with spare gear, weapons and tools. Also orbs, boss heads, Tower of Bats tours, all for journey steps to gain XP.
All this week I would meet people who were new to the game at the construction site and give them starter gear and weapons. Had 6 new players running the midnight dungeon all together behind me with matching gear sets. They loved the shared XP. We explored all the dungeons and I showed probably 10 people in total over the span of the last week, ways to succeed in Conan. Got them leveled, set them free to the Exiled Lands. It was grand. All the veterans who had their year or more old loot taken, including most of my clan mates, had left. So the new players were more than welcomed, they were needed. The server pop had taken a hit, but was recuperating.
They farmed for days and finally got all their bases set up. Today they wrote me and said they are not sure if they want to play anymore because everything they worked for was taken. I explained to them that they were not raided, but that the game had rolled-back to before they had even purchased the game. It was quite embarrassing, as I had promised them that officials never wipe. They were coming from Rust and wanted a different experience with more longevity. One even said “Deng, at least the giant only went after big established clans with most likely duped loot, not new players who just bought the game and have been farming legit for days!” Big yikes.
It’s so unreal to me that the first night I actually build something I farmed for, after a full year of no lifing doing everything from building requested welcome centers for private servers, to farming/base maintaining for a 10 man clan, to PvPing on officials (not like in admin mode where you spawn it in)… and fall in love with building to the point I stay up all night… happened to be the night before the rollback. (Didn’t even get to screenshot that beautiful baybee.) I had literally logged out at like 9:30am this morning! I HAVE NEVER stayed up that late IN MY LIFE.
A rollback that was said not to be possible, had just happened, with very unfortunate circumstances, and with no warning. I am speaking of #1600. Yes the giant sucked. Everyone lost almost everything they had. The weak quit. The strong pushed on. We got over it, and accepted it. All sorts of new players joined and the server was breathing with life again, capped out at all times of the day. We were all in it together to rebuild after the huge loss.
Then, with no warning at all, the servers are rolled back. I think it would have been easy to tell people “Hey, you may not want to build to much right now, we are planning on rolling back the servers tomorrow, it may not happen, but just in case blah blah…” I think at least that courtesy should have been extended.
At least ten new players who just purchased the game this week were wiped. Characters don’t even exist anymore. I guess one could argue that that could be considered worse than what -**-### had done. (Player’s steam name not made available due to the forum rules).
I have a deep respect and love for this game, it’s my first and only video game. I am a female who had never even thought about gaming until this came about.
Through the dupe exploit, the spear jump exploit, infinite stam, weapon wrack exploit, I’ve been here riding through it all! I wonder if Funcom is aware of of how much people lost with the weapon wrack exploit alone! And that was before the giant came!
I don’t mind going through all this because I love the game. What I do mind is not being made aware. It would have been so nice to know that you guys were at least TRYING to roll back the servers. I went from being sad that my base got weapon racked, LEVELED, to accepting it and moving on, to being WRECKED by the giant, accepting it and moving on, and now I’ve been wiped again. By the game itself. On purpose. With absolutely no warning. At least with the weapon rack exploit you can hear people landing on your base, or with the giant, she always said hey when she joined so you could start grabbing what’s important.
After logging on to see that my LevelUp! Center had been um,… leveled down, and that all my new players buddies had lost everything I made and what they had made themselves down to their characters, I heard that 1588 was full wiped, unlike 1600, I was happy to at least have a fresh start somewhere. The server was FILLED and everyone was excited to have equal opportunity, no body vaults, no humongous abandoned bases, just fun! And then em… well you know the rest.
At this point it feels like I may be in a bad relationship!!! Or a rollercoaster! !
sigh goes to the do the homework she abused last night for the sake of a beautiful Rp cabin !
A Novel Written by: Conan Chick
EDIT: During the time spent writing this post, the giant came to 1600 again. He went to the same bases that he went to last time, and even more, and emptied them. He then bragged that he was able to come back and do this so easily. I cringed thinking about all my new player friends, hoping they do not think this is how this game always is! Now we have been wiped by a giant, rebuilt for a week, and then wiped again. I’m speechless. My job and life is very stressful. Conan is my outlet. I guess I will go watch Khaleesi’s RP streams to make me feel better. I do not know whether to try and rebuild for the second time or what, but whatever I end up doing, I definitely am lacking the motivation for it now. Oh Crom, I hope this is all an episode of Punk’d. Nevermind, he doesn’t hear my prayers anyways!
Please provide a step-by-step process of how the bug can be reproduced. The more details you provide us with the easier it will be for us to find and fix the bug:
- Please do not tell us rollbacks are not an option, and then rollback the servers without warning.
- Please stop the giant, I cannot reproduce his bug as I am not skilled in that expertise.
- Please, please, please, communicate with those of us who have stayed loyal and not complained through all the bullski.
- I wish their was a way to roll back 1600 to this morning, when all the new players had their stuff. Maybe think of working with volunteers to spot exploiting in the moment it happens. Many would do this for free, in every time zone. I fear that the population rise we experienced in the last week may be defeated if the rollback is not cancelled, or if the servers are not ALL wiped.