I play at Official PVE-3034 and i must first of all say, This is a fantastic game!
Iam not a hardcore gamer and i dont play all that much, However this game gets you hooked in an instant pushing on to learn and getting more and more.
Even if you die and lose your stuff several times at the start (as a new player to Conan) and i gave up 2 times and uninstalled the game, But came back to another try
Iam now at lvl 60 and i feel now that the more “fun” part of the game is starting, Killing stuff in Unamed City and collecting gear and just refine stuff, and to be honest it has been a hell of a ride to this point with lost thralls,gear and continues grinding to get stuff that was lost back.
Now for my actuall thoughts, It dosent seems fair due to a on occasion laggy and buggy enviroment that a player can lose basicly everything that he/she has worked hard for and put many hours farming and crafting in an instant and for no specific reason other than a servercrash or a bug. Then get the statement from Funcom “We are sorry, Nothing we can do”
That is a kick in the groin to the playerbase that pays for this game and DLC content and so on, so in a way iam amazed that Funcom can retain the playerbase, but i understand the “quest for more” as i have removed and come back to game aswell. But all in all its not good to just tell a paying player to “suck it up, and do it again” it dosent feel like a good way to handle things.
The whole experience becomes a bit “Reserved” as you dont really dare to use specific thralls to do stuff just in plain fear that you will lose them in a strange way, You dont really dare to play the game “Full out” as just a simple thing as an perfected armor for example takes both time and good effort to craft in order to collect stuff and so on, and that armor that you worked hard to craft can just vanish in a split second for no reason, and you have to start all over again.
Sorry for a very long post, But i hope that Funcom can get some feedback on this in regards to restoring items and so on, In a way that should not be that difficult to do (from what i understand, change the loadfile for the specific profile on the specific server) This must be something that Funcom can modify (in case of lost gear and thralls)
Once again, Thanks for a fantastic game, but there are room for improvements and general game experience.