At this point most people who have quit would probably feel much better playing the game if they knew that it was being worked on and knew there are devs who cared about this game. Why is it still so broken? Why does it take so long to fix the AI? I lost a snowhunter when raiding as she got stuck in the foundation and the defending slaves just killed her without her fighting back. Why is this still a thing and how can people be expected to enjoy a game this poorly executed?
The game is not playable and with the devs not understanding the outsourced code enough to fix it without breaking other parts means that there is NO structural integrity in the AI codebase, and the logic seems to follow a monolithic architecture as it’s been broken for years and the fact that it’s not at a standard where I can play a full hour without something bugging out proves this. Along with the fact that the teleporting to player feature doesn’t always work is another sign. That piece of logic could be it’s own thing. Also why is my follower constantly stuck? Does this happen on ark? Ever? No. And even if it does, it’s because a dino is stuck behind a tree. A thrall gets stuck inside the ground or is glued to specific spots (Not by an obstacle).
Why am I still losing items to slaves due to rescuing them from inside mountains, where it is impossible to recover them? I have screenshots of me climbing up a mountain, altering the camera to see through a wall to see my snowhunter who is wearing godbreaker on scouting near my base, impossible to retrieve without losing all equipment.
Is tencent not bolstering the team? Are they working on something else? Why is the game being sold at £45? Why is the red mother still putting my slaves into the floor? Why is my rope when coming out of dungeons not attached to a knocked out slave? Why does my thrall still not attack, or put their weapons away as they’re about to? Why not scrap the framework and rebuild the application so that the devs in house can understand it and roll out fixes faster? No matter how much money you put into the company, if the codebase is a mess it will take up too much resources to maintain. Can it not be rewritten to benefit the long run?
Why do I fall through foundations in my own base? Why are the items in my inventory disappearing? Why are the NPCs always invisible? Why must I look for floating weapons to get a sense of my surroundings? Why can I no longer see my followers HP? People have been asking for a player buff, yet nothing has been done. Why are purge thralls and monsters spawning inside mountain walls where we can’t attack them?
Nothing is fleshed out, and it’s difficult for new players to enjoy the game because as soon as they get to the point of getting slaves, guess what? They realise how bad the AI is! Also ark has also altered their night time so that we can still see to some degree. DESPITE having night vision goggles. Who actually wants night time to be pitch black? It’s literally the game’s unplayable mode. Are we expected to just put the controller down every time it gets dark or just camp at base? Who asked for this?
It’s not just bad design choices and ideas, but terrible implementation aswell. I’ve bought a game at full retail price which wasn’t even devloped by senior devs, but people who are using funcom as a stepping stone for their careers and that is the harsh reality.
My question is; when will this change?