Conan Exiles increases decay timers so that you’ll go outside

    
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baaaaaby shark

Damn it, kids, how long have you been inside playing video games?! It’s summer! The weather outside is beautiful (or it’s a murderous overhot hellscape; the two are basically synonymous for those of us who don’t like hot weather)! Get out of the house and go do something other than playing video games! Look, even Conan Exiles wants you to get off of the computer because it just increased decay timers on official servers to 14 days!

That’s right, you get two weeks before you have to worry about structures falling apart, so you can put on the sunscreen and swimsuits and get in the car to go to the beach for three dang days without whining! Put down the laptop! You’ll have this extended time until the change is reverted in August, it’s already live now! Stop playing your stupid video games and go outside instead of pretending to be outside! I swear, kids these days.

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NeoWolf

This is why I don’t play on official servers. I don’t spend weeks even months building epic things to see them slowly vanish because I take a break and play somethign else and don’t log in for a few weeks..

On our private server structure decay is off and if someone doesn’t log in for several months THEN thier structure is removed..

I don’t like games trying to keep me on a leash “you have to log in, you have to log in.. you know because um, er.. to prevent urban sprawl”… um actually no, I don’t have to..and WILL when I choose to, not you, tyvm lol

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Hikari Kenzaki

It’s more about making sure the servers stay clean. Structures on official servers get abandoned all the time. Plus, this particular news is about increasing the time you can be away from the game since they know people are more likely to be taking vacations and such.

It’s a good move.

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NeoWolf

Trouble is like I say sometimes people take breaks, play other things, get ill, go on holiday, work away, have kids etc..etc..etc.. that prevents them logging in. But it doesn’t mean they aren’t playing.

And when you have invested literally hundreds upon hundreds of hours into a build in a game like Conan Exiles, gather resources, refining resources, building parts, putting those parts together, keeping them repaired against decay and purges and other players etc… to be in a stuation like that, then find yourself finally able to come back to the game many months later only to find everything you built has faded away.. its mortifying.
You don’t go oh well i’ll start again.. you go fu** this i’ll play something else instead heh.
Very few people serious about Exiles are on official servers, most are on private servers where as I said things like that are turned off and common sense is applied and people don’t have to deal with thier hard work just fading away in the mean time.
The official servers are mostly just for those curious or really casual about the game. Not for anyone looking to invest a lot of time or energy into it.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Yeah, the official servers are really just for PvP. They have the others there to ‘taste’ the game, like you say.
I bet the number of people who play on a PvE server for any length of time is probably very small.

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Robert Mann

Still, if decay were not enabled on games like this on official servers… *Shudders* well, let’s just say the sprawl is generally already enough to cause issues in many such games.

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NeoWolf

Normally I’d agree, but also remember that struture damage is ON on official servers. If a structure is abandoned you CAN destroy it, it doesn’t actually NEED to fade away on its own.