Basic Info: Platform: Steam Issue Type: Other Game Mode: Online Official Server Type: PvE Map: Exiled Lands Server Name: 1502 Mods: none Bug Description:
I game on a very stable business (not residential) internet connection. My normal ping to 1502 is around 20-30. My OS is Windows 10 and my PC is a monster. I can run everything on ultra at 2K resolution (2560x1440) with ease.
At about 9:50 AM EST (server 1502) on April 17, while encountering a bunch of spiders in the “Executioner’s Entrance” cave (and eventually a 3 skull boss as well) I disconnected to main menu. I immediately reconnected to 1502 only to be kicked again after 10-30 seconds of game play. This happened about 6-12 times, and then stopped after I finally managed to flee the caves (although I did lose my first ever pet, not cool). My ping to 1502 was 50-60 during this time and there were only 4 or 5 others online.
This is not the first time this has happened. There are some calling cards though.
The first and most important is that the disconnects happen to specific players on a server, not all, and they tend to happen in spurts (several in a short time frame to the same player).
They also frequently involve one or more of the following: a follower, encountering/fighting multiple enemies, and caves.
About 1/4 of these disconnect spurts (I.E., not one specific disconnect, but a group of disconnects happening to one player) give me brief popup messages, such as “no internet/check your connection/etc.” but those are clearly faulty as I immediately reconnect and my actual internet connection is stable. Another message I sometimes get is “kicked by BattleEye. client not responding”.
As a player who just started Conan Exiles a few weeks ago, I immediately fell in love with the game and was planning on buying all the DLC eventually, but when I have to leave all my good gear at home when I go adventuring because I’m afraid I’ll disconnect during a fight and lose it all, then, I mean… It makes it really hard to play when you can’t use the stuff you work hard to get, you know? What I’m trying to say that this is officially a game-breaking bug. All of you at Funcom–literally all of you–should probably stop what you’re doing and focus on this alone, 100%. Staff who don’t have the expertise to work on this need to get coffee for those who do. All hands on deck. It’s that bad.
I’m an IT professional (programmer, actually) in my 40s and not prone to hyperbole. I’m legitimately trying to let you know how much this bug is undermining the game. Other bugs we can work around, but disconnecting during combat, dying, losing a thrall, and then being unable to retrieve your corpse and gear–again, due to disconnects–before the corpse timer expires is something many players will only endure once or twice before they write off the game. Thanks for reading.