Everyone is defending this hot mess as “its ok its early access”…given the fact that it affects the “original” Conan exiles and given the fact that this island of Siptah is 90% reskined content with a few somewhat new mechanics introduced, the previous 3 years should be considered early access as well. Any time the solution for existing bugs in an established (3+ year old) title is to try to find work arounds for numerous long standing bugs means it is not a finished product. I say this because I chuckled quite a bit over the answer that was given to remove yourself from a pet or thrall that you are stuck inside was to “get a katana” the idea being that the lunge attack will move you to a new spot. Its funny because the thralls and horses stuck up your butt bugs have been around for probably over a year.
The game that I started on day one of early access wayyyyyy back in the day has become an exercise of just reading posts every few days and hoping and hoping things will get just a bit better but every time there is hope it is tempered with things like worthless perks becoming even more worthless, redundent items that have absolutely no purpose, mechanics that were good and usefull scrapped for more half thought through ideas that make more mechanics worthless, items disappearing for no reason, temperature system that was questionable from the start now becoming a wierd game of deciphering the symbols and freezing to death in the desert anyway.
Everyone I played with in the beginning and probably most of the people that read this will agree that this should have been either pvp or pve or a copy for pvp and a copy for pve. The two modes dont mesh well togetrher and that is the real problem for all of the problems. Add in a game engine that isnt quite strong enough for this (It should have been a purposefull built engine just for this) and you have Conan Exiles.
But with all this being said I would say to the dev’s please do not stop giving witty quips when someone posts a bug such as “poking the team” or “teaching the thralls to respect personal space” etc etc its very entertaining to read the responses to the issues while waiting forever for the fix.
And for god sake please don’t ever “fix” the flying rhinos!! Random physics issues with 3d models is what makes this game the most fun game ever to watch on you tube second only to world of tanks!!