Funcom live services?

Every time I start the game after the update I get the message

Connecting to Funcom live services

What is it?
Can someone enlighten me please thank you.

Ps, please plain English, not Google fast English, thank you :rofl:

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Funcom live services was implimented over a year ago. I would guess it’s Funcoms way of centralizing their products and such things. I’m not sure though. All I know is I have had my fair share of issues with it. Albeit a while ago now but It wouldn’t let me play the game for a few months. It’s working fine now as far as I know.

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Funcom Live Services is where your Funcom ID lives.

You know how you can have characters on different servers, but you can’t have more than one character on the same server? That’s because Conan Exiles has a way of recognizing you, of differentiating you from everyone else who bought the game, and that way is through your Funcom ID.

It’s not something that existed in Conan Exiles right from the start, they added it later. Before that, they simply recognized you by whatever account you had on your platform. On PC, it was your Steam account. On PS4, I imagine it would be your PSN account. And so on, and so on.

About the same time they decided to offer Conan Exiles through Microsoft Store, they also decided to create their own identity service, and so we have Funcom Live Services. I don’t really know why that was necessary, maybe there’s someone on these forums who knows this.

I’m also not sure how exactly this works under the hood. My assumption is that it still takes your platform account (e.g. PSN or Steam), but now it goes through an additional step of talking to the FLS server to get the Funcom ID corresponding to that account. Again, I don’t know for sure, and I’m too busy/lazy to dig, but it’s the only way I can think of them being able to authenticate you. If this is the case, now we have two points of failure where we had one: if either your platform identity services or Funcom Live Services are down or unreachable, you’re SOL.

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Who knows? It might be something crazy for Conan Exiles 3.0 where it’s totally crossplay and everyone can play together on (modless) servers.

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This with the new update. @bigguy80. It is new to ps4

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To be honest this would bring revolution to official servers. It would end several problems of population in servers, especially pvp. PLUS I could finally actually play with people I really like here and that’s another dream come true.
@bigguy80 like Sestus said, this is new for us on Playstation, thank you for your contribution I really appreciate it :+1:t6:.
@CodeMage the way things presented in your post I see only good things by this effort of the company. But I have a small fear too. You know I created from different accounts characters and with the help of other players I enlisted them in my clan. These characters were made for one purpose only, to gain the El knowledge to Siptah and reverse.
Is this forbidden from the rules of the company? If it is I would like to know it so I proceed erasing these characters. Thank you

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Aah PS4 people get to play with it now. I wouldn’t make my worst enemy go through that, lol. I hope FLS treats you all better than it did me.

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2021-10-28 06_20_02-Window

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:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
THIS, THANK YOU @JJDancer

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For me it is just a few seconds longer to get in the game have not noticed anything else yet.

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I keep getting this message now and more often it has the error message “can’t access funcom live services and some options will not be available” and login takes even longer now.

Then, I get the message that that I need to be connected to PSN to play…while I am in the game…inside my base…on official servers.

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Sounds like it was having issues, but recovered.

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Do not start the game if you have failure to the connection of live services, turn it of and start it again. Follow procedure until you are finally connected. I don’t know the bad outcomes of connection failure, but surely I don’t want you to be the one who suffer the possible consequences.

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Only thing I can think of to add is that FLS also seems to be where they store the ‘friends’ system, which is needed (at least on PC, and probably now on consoles, I guess) for any attempt to invite someone to a co-op session.

To be honest, now that they also have the Funcom Launcher, I’d quite like to see FLS get bundled into that rather than operating separately. But then, I have no idea how complicated that might be, and I’d imagine that Funcom probably will (or may already have) look at that at some point and decide whether it’s worth it. And the fact that FLS has only just been released to consoles suggests to me that there’s still some behind the scenes parity issues to be resolved before that can even be considered.

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So, if I understand correctly so far, it is a first step for gaming unity between all the consoles?
If that’s true… I will start screaming from happiness. Is there a plan like this? This is a dream!!!
Please @DanQuixote, tell me I understand right, please, please, please…

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Well over the weekend it is acting up really slow :snail: not showing up at all and warning about some functionality issues. Happening on both our ps4s.

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@sestus2009 , When the FLS says not connected, close the game and start it back again, it works every time on me

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I truly do not know. I hope so, as it would be great if we can all play together on whatever platform - PC, PS, Xbox all together would just be better, I’m sure (if it can be done so that it works). But all I am sure of right now is that for co-op game on pc, you go through FLS to invite a friend to your game - and I guess now on consoles it probably works the same way, but probably (at least for now) only for friends on the same console type.

The fact that Funcom is going to a lot of effort to make sure pc and consoles are all on the same updates as soon as possible - not just game updates (which players get upset about if they feel left behind - understandably), but also things like FLS gives me hope that they might still be looking towards that - but I truly know no more than you do. I’m sorry if I raised hopes by mistake.

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I have only one difference from my teens in technology.
I don’t know the fast language, I barely understand the new gaming language.
Yet they cannot work their laptops without a mouse or the TouchPad and when their device doesn’t work it always solved by my actions. Yes teens are fast, but they have a lot to learn :wink:

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Feel no remorse my dear Dan, I can dream as a child after all, this, all the years that passed, cannot steal it :wink:. Boys and toys :rofl::rofl::rofl:.
But imagine if…
Omg, this thought is making me so happy.

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