I was looking for information about the approximate date of the launch of the new map, I’m really looking forward to it, and I ended up finding this brilliant video.
the video speaks among many things the most important, “LIFE” what cannot be missing in the new map is LIFE, the current map is very beautiful, the game is very beautiful, but it is totally dead, empty and lifeless, we all we feel running in the void, watch the video!
What we all certainly want is to be part of a functioning biome, even non-open world games, or “long-term service game” like “Horizon Zero Dawn” has a world in existence.
The sensation of Conan’s world is a school model with puppets glued to their positions, it is not surprising, there is no surprise, no discovery, absolutely NOTHING, I know in my head where each NPC is, and it is not the area he is in. the exact fixed point paradilho there just waiting for the player to arrive.
Nor does the world “work” apart from its existence, at no time are you surprised by a new situation, animals fighting, feeding, predators and prey … all this that would make the world really “new” to the home, you you don’t leave home and find something so interesting that it takes you out of focus of what you were going to do, even because you already know in your head everything that is going to happen, and where it is going, that is terrible.
I emphasize again the game is beautiful, the artists who make the animations of the NPC playable, and especially the horses were brilliant, I feel that you really needed this period to “mature” to get stronger, and to get here, and they arrived, this is incredible!
I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to “mature” the game, which will not only apply the same form in a different distribution than standing NPCs, without life, without relevance, without personality, and without any interaction with the world around you.
Whenever I come to speak I need to quote ARK, because I play, and 90% of Conan players have played or play ARK, much more than RUST, since all of Conan’s visual “art” is more similar to ARK so maybe we identify ourselves so much with the 2 games, it happens that ARK does all that I, and the video, we quote, EVERYDAY, there is no 1 day that I play ARK on the same map and that is the same, it is NEVER the same, it is always a new experience , and this is fantastic.
I love this game, Conan is amazing, even with all the limitations, defects, and especially the lack of NPCs, empty map … yet somehow I love this game and I love your work, but even I feel that you need to make a new “leap of growth” and certainly today what makes Conan less competitive compared to ARK is this, the lack of “life” work in a “life” system, populate the map, do not make births fixed, but births in areas, there are so many possibilities to be born so many NPCs of certain types in that area, we want to be surprised, go out to see the life of the game happening and now that you already have the base of the game all done, animations, physics. … it’s time for you to work on it.
This new map should be the 7th day of creation, the day when God created life and populated the world, and not one that pasted NPCs into their fixed positions.
Big hugs to everyone and I hope you contributed with a reflection.