So I´m a returning player, got around 1000h Playtime, last played dec last year - always private servers cus official is riddled with cheaters, tryhards and gold/land sellers.
first of all this will be concived as whining and I don´t care.
so they removed the healing with food system, what does the 100+ diffrent food items in this game have for impact now? To me it seems like I can go collect a handful of insects and have the same outcome as searching and collecting the food books and ingredients, wich takes hours. Is there any balance issue that counters this argument ? Now I´m either stuck with the bandage stuff with extremly long animations or with the healing pots wich are kinda heavy for thier actual size when in your hand.
Next thing is armor, is wearing armor make any diffrence now ? I get killed with 5 hits from a exile at the newb river if I am naked and if I wear an armor it´s 5 to 6 hits wich kinda defeats the whole purpose of armor, am I missing smt here ?
the pvp tactics are also heavy influenced by horses and a “meta” evolving around tigers if you don´t follow it your doomed. this also makes around 98% of items/weapons useless. I suggested to my admins to restrict pvp or just deactivate it since it also defeats any group expirence bc ppl are more danger to thier groupmates than most of the mobs. well no big deal for me cus I prefer pve anyway, but it kinda kills any “skill based” pvp imo.
I recently started playing again with two friends, one a beginner and one kinda vet player with ~ 500h of playtime, but he never played with the horses. they both are absolutly devastated about the still existing many bugs in this game - corpses dissapearing for no reason, including your own. laggy/desynced fights in an action based game where mobs just kill you bc u kept hitting the model on your screen while the server counts the mobs somewhere else, mobs with shields blocking 100% of the time -even when they are in an attack animation - “oh you did not bring a mace or axe, well you`re done”. armors not showing real insulation stats, and with the recent db rework also sources on the web not giving you correct values, practially removing the ability to expirence the late game parts in the snow or the volcano.
srsly this was one of the best survival games and it´s been turned into a frustrating mess in less then a year. still early access but with tons of dlc to buy. my friend asked me yesterday if he should get them and I told him not to cus it´s just sooo buggy.
I personally get anarchy online, age of conan flashbacks where games just got overloaded with more content but on the same way never got rid of day one bugs so my final qestion would be:
Why invest time/money into it ?
I would like to hear from other players what they think about the current state of this game.
P.S. English not my native langruage if you find typos feel free to keep `em.
P.P.S. Don´t come in here talking about realism in a fantasy setting - I´m not questioning your love for this game or your personal Git gud attitude - I would just like to hear you honest opinons about the current state of this game, have a nice day!