I don’t even need a stove in my base because I don’t need to craft Hearty Stew, Herbal Tea, Derketo Feast ect ect.
All those cooking recipes that litter the ground in exile lands. Useless.
50 Vitality Perk - Gluttonous Gains: Eating food now counts as a healing potion, and provides a healing burst at the beginning if the regeneration effect. Doesn’t actually do anything. More dead content and worst part is apart of the attribute perk system.
Now to pick apart the producers letter in regards to the healing changes.
"Food items weigh very little and are abundant throughout the world, which allow you to carry multiple stacks when doing any activity."
Okay. Let’s saying I’m playing exile lands and fully kitted out running my standard pve bossing build and mix of pvp to defend myself. I have 50 Strength, 20 Agility, 40 Vit, 20 grit, 20 encumbrance. I can carry 1 set of rebuffs, 50 Pure Aloe extract, 30 stutter wraps, 50 haunch for passive healing traveling between bosses, a water skin, Axe, Spear, Daggers. While only being at 54% weight. I’ll also have a horse and thrall with me to throw any loot on that I actually want.
What exactly is the difference in carrying 50 aloe pots and 30 wraps compared to 2 stacks of 50 herbal tea and 50 Hearty Stew/Derketo Feast? Not really any. Sure I weigh a bit more but I personally don’t care.
"Additionally, these items can be activated at any moment, while sprinting, in knockback or even during an attack."
Okay and that’s on you guys for allowing food to be used when sprinting, getting knocked over by weapons or animations from dragons or whatever. I don’t see how it would be too difficult to make it so food cannot be used during those animations just like you’ve done to aloe pots and wraps.
" The gameplay that this system promoted was continuous item activation during any activity, in some cases allowing you to heal through many encounters without repercussion"
Sure, you could tick heal extremely hot, extremely cold, a few bleeds and a couple stacks of the weaker poison. You could not tick heal any meaningful damage. and you need the best food in the game to do it. Hearty stew, Herbal Tea, Roasted Haunch (To an extent) Derketo Feast ect.
"This ended up trivializing health as a resource and invalidated several of the other healing options in the game."
It didn’t invalidate other healing at all. The aloe potions you could make from the Sunken city dungeon were insane healing but who wants to farm those when they cost 1 scale per 1 potion?. When the volcano biome was first released golden lotus potions were insane healing but got nerfed pretty soon after even though they came with the drunk effect if you spammed them, causing you to need set antidote to cure the alcohol poisoning
The over nerfing and ridiculous farming for the best form of healing potion pre siphtah is what invalidated those healing options. Farming Hearty Stew, Derketo Feast, Feast of Jhebbal Sag, Herbal Tea and even basic roasted haunch because at least you had to kill something for it instead of just swinging a sickle at some bushes, was more time consuming than farming the aloe potions EXCEPT the ones from the Sunken City but who is going to farm 20 of those pots every 15minutes.
Now currently it’s easy as hell to farm the Lemurian aloe pots on Siptah but why would you do it when they’re not even the best in slot potions anymore? replaced by easy farm Pure Aloe Extract.
Some pretty awful decisions coming in to this game with zero actual thought behind them coming from the top and it’s no surprise to me that they’re being made by someone who openly admitted he only plays on RP servers during the Argossean teaser Live Stream on Twitch. Which i find quite sad because when this game was first announced for early access in January 2017 it was marketed as a heavy PvP game to crush your enemies. Now I don’t even know what it is. A shell of game lead by RP developers.