As someone who has put many hours into CONAN EXILES (mostly on public servers), I am happy with all the new updates and development, as well as the upcoming “official release” date on May 8th.
And… I understand that with such major changes, a system-wide “RESET” of all public servers is going to be necessary.
HOWEVER… wiping out hundreds or even thousands of hours of work for the loyal customer-base, without any type of (in-game) compensation, is NOT good customer service… and will NOT cultivate further loyalty, nor will it result in positive reviews for Conan Exiles.
A simple solution would be for Funcom to offer in-game reward packages, for early-adopters, who helped grow the game and community, to show appreciation for supporting the game early on. The different reward levels could be based on hours in the game, as well as when the game was purchased and activated.
This would not only strengthen customer satisfaction for the loyal customer-base, but would not punish those who adopted the game later on… as the “wait and see” attitude is becoming more common among gamers today. But there still needs to be some type of benefit to those who invested their money and time into Exiles early on, as early-adopters help improve the product.
(1) Kevin purchased the game 10 months ago, and put 1500 hours in the game, so Kevin would get 15x the loyalty reward package for his hours, plus 1x Alpha package for purchasing the game 9-12 months prior, plus 1x Beta package for purchasing the game at least 6 months prior, plus 1x Omega package for purchasing the game at least 3 months prior to official launch.
(2) Tom purchased the game 6 months ago, and put 700 hours in the game, so Tom would get 7x the loyalty reward package, plus 1 Beta package, plus 1 Omega package.
(3) Jessica purchased the game 3 months ago, and put 100 hours in the game, so Jessica would get 1x the loyalty reward package for her hours, plus 1 Omega package.
Suggested reward-package contents & how to redeem them:
Alpha Reward Package = some legendary weapons and armor set
Bravo Reward Package = some flawless weapons and armor set
Omega Reward Package = some exceptional weapons and armor set
Loyalty Reward Package (100 hours) = some various resources such as… 10 stacks of iron ingots, 5 stacks of steel ingots, 50 stacks of wood, 10 stacks of shaped wood, 100 stacks of stone, 10 stacks of brick, 50 stacks of plant fiber, 10 stacks of twine, 1 stack of silk, 5 stacks of brimstone, 10 stacks of tar, 10 stacks of hides, 10 stacks of thick hides, 1 stack of ichor, and a little food & water… essentially nothing fancy, and nothing you couldn’t easily accumulate in a fraction of that time… but still something
Delivery system could be similar to how in-game content would be delivered to anyone purchasing a premium CONAN EXILES package, that includes in-game content.
For example, one method that has worked in the past, is when you choose a server, and create a character, you can then go back into the main menu, use your redeem-codes you received, and redeem your earned rewards.
Then when you log back into your chosen server, there will be a vault in your inventory. When you place the vault down, you can access the contents of your reward package(s). The vault can be dismantled by the owner at any time, but gives no deconstruction salvage, and will expire after 30 days, if not redeemed (emptied) during that time.
I welcome commentary on this thread, but NO flaming or trolling of any sort.
If you agree, explain why. If you you disagree, explain why. And try to use logic and sound reason (not emotions or ego please).
And if you just purchased the game, and feel you are “entitled” to the same rewards as people who have put in some serious time and effort, you are wrong… the real world doesn’t work that way either… otherwise you could get a job as an intern tomorrow, and become vice-president in a month or two, with a 2000% increase in salary. The world doesn’t work that way. Also, purchasing the basic package, doesn’t entitle you to the same rewards as the premium package… so PLEASE don’t try to make an argument for such.