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  1. Welcome to the COTP family Chaddersfun1689! Chapters: Ark & Diablo 3
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    Chaddersfun1689 Member Application

    Welcome to the CotP Community! We hope that you will enjoy your stay, with our great gaming family.
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    Personally I am all for a delay if it means they will release a better quality game into Early Access (EA). If they were to drop it on the originally planned date and it had major issues, people would go ballistic and tear the game to shreds in their reviews. IMO the devs are smart to avoid that and wait until they are confident that the game will be solid for EA. Say what you will about the "Early Access" world these days, but it has clearly become the best way to go for developers. The main difference between "Alpha/Beta Testing" and EA is that there is usually a cost associated with it. However, the funds from EA are funneled mostly into the development of the game. It allows players to try the games before release and contribute to the development process. Ark has been wildly successful despite all of the naysayers, because at the end of the day they delivered a solid game. Do I wish the DLC's were free? Yes, absolutely. At the same time though; I understand why they needed to do it that way. Developing games is extremely expensive at this scale. Think about this: the people who complain about DLC costs are the same people who spent $15 (or more) every single month for MMORPG's back in the day. How many hundreds or thousands of dollars did you spend on subscriptions while playing games like WoW, EQ, etc.? Personally, I'm completely ok with paying ~$30 for Atlas when it comes out. It doesn't bother me one bit, because I know that I'm paying towards the development of what I hope will be another amazing game. I've put more time into playing Ark than I have in hundreds of other Steam games combined. To me, that makes the $29.99 (or whatever I paid for Ark back in the days of their EA) absolutely worth it. Same goes for all the DLC. Some were definitely better than others, but each time it renewed my interest in Ark when I would have otherwise been burned out on the game.
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    Updating my Phoenix Family

    Shit, sorry to hear that man. Lupus certainly is no cakewalk, but hopefully the meds available these days will help.
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    You want to see something entertaining? I ran across this a few months ago... They thought it was going to be an Ark mod.
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    Dependin on how much they charge for it, I'm definitely up for this one. It's been on my radar for a while. Surprisingly it really hasn't been marketed much, but I expect that will change once the Early Access is live. I still think Ark: Survival Evolved has been the best game I've played yet on Steam. I've invested more time in Ark than hundreds of other Steam games combined. If these devs are anything like the team that built Ark, they may have a shot at something amazing with Atlas. EDIT: Damn, selling it for $25 from what I hear. Sold!
  8. I played it for a bit, but it seemed a lot like how I remembered it. Flashy graphics, decent combat, but everything felt very very generic. Then I got to the part where you chose a class, and I wondered why some classes were not available... I looked it up online, and that was like opening Pandora's box. So much hate and disappointment from their community. It sounds like they used to have F2P paths to unlock all the classes, but then they put them behind a pay wall so you had to spend $$$ to get them. I get that companies need money to keep developing games, but the whole "greedy devs" issue seems to be a common theme nowadays. Too bad.
  9. Resurrecting this thread from years ago... I recently got an email about an update coming to Skyforge. Honestly I didn't know this game was even still "live". I'm downloading it again just to see if 2yrs has improved this game in any way. Has anyone else played it in the last year or so?
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    Fallout 76

    Thanks to the Ark expansion coming out a week before F76, I decided to wait on F76. I've heard mixed reviews online, so I'm curious as to what the COTP people think so far. Now that the game has been out a week or so, what do you guys think so far?
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    Diablo News from Blizzcon 2018

    Nice find there Grimster... I figured they would be taking a big hit to their stock. $3.7B is nothing to shake a stick at. ; )
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    New Ark Expansion!

    Hah ok. Well if you decide to try it again, just let us know! Right now we have 5 people active on this server (just COTP people), but we can always use more!
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    New Ark Expansion!

    I'll let you know once I get time to play it. It sounded like there was more storyline to this one, but we shall see. When you played it last, was it on one of the COTP servers with other people? I will say I've noticed a major difference in how much I enjoy games like this if I'm playing with friends. Solo was not as interesting, and the Official Servers I kept ending up with my base getting wiped out while I was offline (repeatedly).
  14. Our Ark server is now up for the new Ark: Extinction expansion! Contact me via PM for connection details (COTP members only). Map Details: Map: Extinction (new expansion map) Server Settings: Player XP = 1, Harvest Multiplier = x1, Difficulty Setting = 1 (max wild dino = lvl 120), Taming Multiplier = x10 , and Increased baby Maturation Rate & sped up Mating Timers. The taming / baby modifiers are simply due to time - we don't always have time to sit and watch a dino passively tame for 3 hours. In regards to Mods, what we use tends to fluctuate each time we restart the server. However, the core mods we use are almost always the same 6: Ark Advance Lite (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1557869169) = We've used Ark Advance 10 in the past, but it just too huge (1GB+). It was bloated with a ton of items and buildings we never used, and it was a pain to update. Ark Advance Lite is much more streamlined, and only 200MB. It basically just adds some quality of life improvements to the game, such as better tranq darts and some electrical appliances that are not as bulky or restrictive as the vanilla versions. Structures Plus (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=731604991) = This mod adds a large number of items and structures to the game. While many parts of this mod were added to the vanilla game as "official mod content", having the full mod installed enables their entire array of new content. Classic Flyers (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=895711211) = This mod allows you to add levels to your flying dinos' speed stat (like it was pre-nerf on the Official game). Infinite Flare Gun (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=537753733) = Exactly what it says... While somewhat expensive to craft, it has unlimited uses. We use it on our server for coordinating groups and showing people important locations. Dino Pick Up Mod (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=870709781) = Not everyone utilizes this mod, but it basically allows you to bring larger dinos into smaller caves and whatnot. Crafting this item allows you to temporarily put any dino on your shoulder. Kaetokid's Stack Mod (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1257667367) = Increases the maximum stack # of resources. i.e. a "stack" of stone is 500 instead of 100. For this incarnation of our server, we are also using: Super Spyglass (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793605978) = Better version of the vanilla spyglass, so it has additional stats that are not otherwise shown. Fister's All Fog Remover (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1148802682) = As you would expect, this removes the fog effect in-game. Some of our players were having graphical / performance issues on certain servers with heavy fog. I don't know if they have fixed that issue on Extinction, but we are including this tiny mod just in case it is needed.
  15. Wow, just... wow. If you haven't already heard, instead of announcing Diablo 4 or a Diablo 2 remaster... Blizzard announced a mobile Diablo game that is essentially a re-skinned Asian MMO-ARPG mobile game that already exists. The Diablo community is more angry that I've ever seen... Worse than the launch woes of Diablo 3. This video says it all: So, what do you guys think? Did Blizzard just sign the death warrant of the Diablo franchise?