Online - PvE - NA (PS4)
******* combat Thralls
Ok, so they dont regen hp (which I notice you noted)
They are aggressive at random times - sometimes they help, sometimes they stand there and watch you get pummeled.
They dont always use the weapons you give them (put in their inventory). Sometimes they will just up and bareknuckle it even if they have a good sword, and Archers will say nah to bows and use swords. The player needs to be able to specifically slot weapons for them to use, that they then, will use.
In combat they are a liability! Friendly fire needs to be turned off when rolling with your combat Thralls. Thralls are not players that you can communicate with, thus there is no way to work out tactics with them. IF they are working, they just rush in right next to you and loose half their health from my attacks as most weapons swing! Turn off friendly fire on Thralls! This includes from other players!
I stage Archer thralls on my base for appearance yet they can be killed by other players!!! In PvE!!!
- Thralls and mobs … Ok so you cant take combat Thralls out with you because you or another player will kill them before the vE in PvE will. You cant stage them around tatical exteriors of your base because other players can kill them to troll you. What happens if an alligator, or other mob, crawls by? Well then they get aggressive …
When I log in I can tell if an alligator has crawled by because my Thralls are stuck outside (they either clip through a wall, or jump down from an external balcony - if assigned to it as a “guard post”) or are facing the walls as if they are in time out. So I then have to re-assign them to their posts facing correctly which leads to …
- Why when placing Thralls are they in a side straddle boxer stance? This stance makes accurate facings messy. Just have them stand normal please! Its MUCH easier to properly have them face an assigned area if their avatar is standing normal.
Lastly, and LEAST important. Please make ALL Thralls have avatar equipment slots. Specifically Im talking about crafter/worker Thralls. I would like to be able to remove the dirty rags from them and give them fitting clothing to their rank/tier.
Steps on how to reproduce issue:
- Have Thralls of your own
- See step number 1.
Sorry for all the ranting. I want to be clear, I am a HUGE fan of this game. It is AMAZING and I have WAY more fun in the world you created than in any other game of this genre! My friends also LOVE it and we have a GREAT time!
Its because of its greatness that (for me) that these 2 main eye sores really stick out.
Lag - not really a big deal if I hiccup from time to time when running around collecting material, but in combat - lag hiccups and collision lag is pretty frustrating. Its talked about, its known.
Thralls - as stated above, they need attention to make them fun. They dont need to be knock you off your seat amazing, but if they just worked right (better) it would be really appreciated. An appreciation that would be felt by all your gamers I imagine.