TL;DR Disclaimer: I want the OPTION for an Admin Panel to be inaccessible for a single-player game session, NOT the complete REMOVAL or Inaccessibility of the Admin Panel from the client.
Everyone should have a choice.
(Post Edited from a reply, because I think it’s more to-the-point and relevant)
Add a “No Cheats” check box at the create new singleplayer game menu that disables the console command to unlock the Admin Panel for a GAME SESSION (that instance of the singleplayer for which the option has been toggled for).
Poeple still have the option to access the admin panel if they want… they just need to have ignored the check box. That’s it. Poeple are exceedingly good at ignoring something unless they need it. Easy.
When playing Diablo 3, or No Man’s Sky, or any game that is online-singleplayer, it feels good cuz you feel the dopamine of legitimate achievement, compounded by the acknowledgement of others.
If you achieve something in Conan Exiles singleplayer, there’s no dopamine. Cuz in the back of my head i’m like “I coulda done the same stuff in 4 clicks.”
In a way i’m saying, efficiency destroys achievement. And not being efficient makes you feel like your just gimping yourself. Leaving yourself at a disadvantage.
It’s said that a disadvantage can always be turned into an advantage. All it takes is a change of heart.
But I don’t need temptation gnawing at me at every turn. I don’t want to play “Dont’ use the admin panel.” with myself. I want to play Conan Exiles. In the current state, they should call Conan Exiles SP: “The Trials of Discipline: Don’t use the Admin Panel.”
In other words: It’s annoying to know one has a trump card that destroys the game. The fact that one has to resist temptation is annoying in itself.
I’d rather have something be an option to be exhausting enough to access that it’s no longer a temptation.