Conan Exiles has another new Q&A thread up on Reddit over the long weekend, and the first takeaway is invest in a coat and some sunscreen. Funcom’s Joel Bylos says the team is still working on the weather system, including new weather types in the new biome and maybe some fixes to sandstorms. “Weather will affect temperature, and Exiles will need to start worrying about temperature in the next biome,” he explains. In fact, the new biome has a lot of new content; expect things like fishtraps, crabtraps, beehives, and fiber harvesting tools.
Bylos also promises custom stamps, shoots down a foundation placement request, gives advice on how to defend against climbers, and reminds players that Funcom isn’t making a “community consensus” game. And then there’s this from a player:
“What are you going to do about the game? Its so riddled with bugs, and exploits even the RPers are leaving. Most of the servers are at 0/0 people logged in, some are shutting down. Even viewer count on twitch is low. You’re game is basically dead and its not released. Content is coming to slow, bug fix’s too slow. For a game that saved your company, you sure are royally screwing it up.”
Instead of dumping the question in the circular file, Bylos points out that the team is already working as fast it legally can, that Funcom is hiring and contracting out work to get it done faster, and that it continues to patch exploits.
“Compared to other games that have been in Early Access for a much longer time, our client has a more stable framerate and far less exploits. Yet it doesn’t seem to impact the popularity of those games,” he argues. “We’re going to keep working on it, we’re going to keep improving it, and maybe, just maybe, when we are ready to launch, people will try it and be pleasantly surprised by all the things we have done to make the game great. Because, after all, this is Early Access.”