Game mode: [Online-Ps4Pro]
Problem: [Bug | Performance | Critical Game Balance Issues]
Region: [EU-PvP Official #3134]
[Hello, it’s been about 2 weeks I’m playing Conan Exiles and joined the forum community, so now I would like to post some feedback / bug report about what I’ve experienced so far.
First of all I’d like to start with positive report, apparently the game evolved in a greater thing since it’s launch considering bugs and performances wich mean it’s actually been taken care of wich is great. The game has got deep mechanics and many things to do in, that’s probably why people like me stick with it. It has some very very good things inside it and some other bad ones on the other hand.
Game Balancing Issue - Thralls :
As a new player I don’t feel comfortable with volcano yet, to me volcano NPC nerf is clearly unbalanced, from 74XX HP to 6700 feels bad because if you are comfortable enough with taming inside the volcano you should get the best NPC’s there. It’s the most dangerous place, and the further/last place you get in when going through the game.
You can still have 74XX NPC out of the unamed city, but worse, from Sepermeru, wich is the first place I went to talk to some people following the challenges. Not balanced since it’s a starting area and now have stronger NPC’s than in the Volcano. I should also add that now the best ones must be the carrying ones, as they have 9900 hp, hit as hard as the Volcano ones, and can carry so many things on themselves, this is unbalanced aswell because their purpose is to carry things not to be NPC’s MVP’s and fill up all the requirements.
I also feel like NPC’s should be way weaker than now, they feel totally broken in every possible way. With a good NPC you could just leave him to kill any boss of the game without helping him, I’ve seen one single NPC killing 20+ animals from a base during a raid aswell. (Crom Sword + 800 heavy armor) They should never be able to do that at all, it’s ruining every boss interest/strenght and imagine how absurd a team of 10 players with 10 NPC’s like this raiding a base would be. Players should always have to help their NPC’s in order to keep them alive, even for the strongest ones, in the 2 exemples given up there.
Bug - Thralls :
Today, 2 of my thralls died for no reason while supposed to follow me. In the event journal it’s just written : Name of the NPC belonging to clan name perished. Some long term player told me sometimes they just die from falling off of somewhere, the first one I found him in a very flat area, the second one is lost Because I haven’t seen it at all and I thought it just returned to base. How can they even fall, as they just teleport from one point to another 90% of the time? For me it’s just a broken bug, either you should see them actually following you and you would have to take care of em not falling, or they shouldn’t take damages from that at all.
Bug - Thralls :
I tried today to break in my allies base during raid hour, they are the server alphas and have 50 + NPC’s (animals, warriors and archers from different type) in that area I was running by. Except from the archers, if u don’t make a mistake by getting stuck, animals and warriors are very unlikely to hit you even once. Archers seems to hit you eventually, but you need a lot, A LOT of them to be actually efficient while all the strongest warriors and animals are just useless if not in a very restricted area.
Performance - Loading game areas :
In some heavily crowded areas, I’ll take Black Hand area especially, or big tribe base during a raid with 6+ players, if you are running too fast, most of the things are not loading. (ie : fences, walls, doors) if you don’t know the map/area by heart and go through invisible things, you get rollback and die killed by invisible NPC while you get stuck on that invisible fence (black hand) or just walk through building structures as they weren’t there at all and then get the rollback or fall through the structures then get teleported back in some spot(base). This may be related to the lack of power of the consoles we have at the moment but then why not implement a reduced graphics setting/mode in order to enhance performances? Performance is what really matter over graphics to many players imo.
Performance - Gaming Atmosphere
Going through the game, with the multiple performance problems you can encounter exemple the previous paragraph, it’s missing the music/sound in many areas/moments of the game. A lot of times the character isn’t making any sound when he should, and during fights, 95% of the time, the fighting sound from weapons/screams/hits/enemies isn’t happening at the same time with the action and instead occurs 10 to 20 secs later, most of the time when the action is finished if it ever does. All this together totally breaks the general immersive atmosphere of the game and just makes you wonder what the hell is happening, it’s a weird thing.
Game balancing Issue - Dungeons :
Visually, the dungeons are great, but when it comes to fighting, they are all way too short, and way too easy. All the bosses feel weak, even more if you have a thrall by your side. Most of the time as I’m finishing a dungeon I don’t really realize it’s the end because the dungeon either lasted way too short time or you encounter way too few enemies or the boss is just killed nearly as fast as any other mob in the dungeon. It’s too easy to go through the enemy packs, there should be either more packs (3-4 enemies when there is one) making it harder/dangerous to fight them alone or higher health enemies and way higher health bosses, giving a real use to the thrall or impossible to do without other friends/players. You could refer to world of warcraft vanilla dungeons as a perfect exemple of what should look/feel a dungeon like. Dangerous and not so easy with a big guy really stronger in strength and fighting mechanics at the end of it.
Those are the things I’ve felt/experienced during my play time inside your game as an experienced gamer, Conan begginer. Hope it gives any type of help, I may start to try recording gameplay so I can share more. For me those are the biggest problems in the game, it’s a good game, but fixing those things would make it an amazing one. ]