Good morning! First of all, english is not my main language (i speak portuguese), so i’m sorry if something i say is hard to understand or grammatically wrong (or if some word i use don’t even exist).
OK, let’s go to the topic!
I have been playing this game since the begginning. I played Ark before but i wanted something like this, a “survival RPG” and Conan exiles was what i was hopping for. You (funcom) gave a lot of promisses and i was very interested in that mechanics. I stopped playing because i knew the game wasn’t done. For my surprise, a year after, the game was realeased, i wasn’t expecting that, all survival games takes more time than expected to launch, but ok, and i saw a lot of improvemments, what made me return to play. Burt i’m sad that VERY simple things are not in the game
I was reading the launch notes and noticed that the problem with mounts is the amount of speed it takes and it don’t work well with the engine. So i was thinking… I’m a 90’s gamer, back then games used simple things to create the ilusion of something, so for me mount is entirely POSSIBLE. I’m not a programmer, but i think that just giving a mount 0.1% more speed than a player running and giving a lot of stamina boost would work well. For example, a horse should be able to cross the entire desert area before stamina runs out. Other animals would have less stamina and so on. And for a possibel mounted combat, just make it takes a lot of the animal stamina, so it won’t be much of an advantage.
Edit: I saw a video interview but i’m not convinced. What looks terrible for someone may not look terrible to another person, it’s more like a subjective thing. For example, Minecraft looks terrible, but many players like it and i have played it too. So, mounts with player running speed can be done, and i’m not asking for a “normal walk” to be at player run speed. Make they walk at normal walking speed! And run at running speed!
Ok, i must be crazy, but i remember, or at least i think, that some animals like crocodiles and the NPC were able to swimm during the beggining of the early acess era. I don’t know why they don’t swimm anymore (if i’m not crazy). But c’mon, it’s a SURVIVAL game! You can’t be safe from a crocodile just because tou have entered the water! I noticed that NPC and animals have swimming animations when they gat stuck underwater, so it may be something planned. I don’t have a “workaround” idea for this, but since you are promising swimming thralls i hope that one day a CROCODILE could swimm. And make some believable weapons (like spears) able to be used underwater to defend ourselves from underwater threat.
Guys, that one is not hard at all! I would be happy with simple things like a standing animation. Enlaved NPCs and tamed animals are like breathing statues! Just give some animations like scratching the head or kicking the ground to NPC, Eating for animals and so on… And make them able to walk around! It would be nice some more interactions, but i will be realistic and i know that if may be harder, so i’m happy with these simple things!
SOMETHING MORE THAN A PURGE:
Ok, it’s a survival game, but animals and NPC can’t atack our base? What reason i have to upgrade my base at PVE then?! The purge isn’t the best thing! It’s more of an event and not a CONSTANT threat! I just want that animals and NPC that chases me could atack my structures and even be able to destroy them if they are weak! At PVE i see only stone ugly bases! And when some rare player upgrade is just to get a “prettier base”. What reason i have to spend so much material without any real danger?!
SIMPLE MOUTH ANIMATION:
It’s really weird to talk with some NPC and they don’t move lips, you could just make a mouth animation like some mmos do.
If i remember, i will edit.