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Misplaced Ark says it’s slowing content material rollout to bolster financial system and keep away from speeding gamers to endgame



Mar 20, 2022

Amazon and Smilegate delivered a joint handle to the Misplaced Ark playerbase late final night time, although whether or not it sufficiently assuages the core group considerations is up for debate. The studios start by reiterating their design targets for tier development and their and acknowledges gamers’ cries that the brand new Argos abyssal raid is pay-to-win and rushes gamers to endgame content material.

“We made a mistake releasing the March recreation replace too rapidly after launch. Information we analyzed alongside Smilegate RPG from their earlier launches projected {that a} bigger portion of gamers would have reached the extent required to problem Argos. Nonetheless, we ignored sure variables, akin to gamers spending extra time on horizontal content material and the worth of honing supplies rising because of bots and real-money transactions. These components contributed to a shortage of T3 honing supplies. […] After analyzing information and listening to Player suggestions throughout all our group channels, we imagine that an replace that helps adventurers progress with the content material at present in-game is extra vital than releasing new end-game content material.”

In different phrases, Amazon and Smilegate are planning to decelerate the rollout of recent content material to ensure the recreation financial system has caught as much as the content material stage, with extra particulars on the roadmap “within the close to future.” On the flipside, they’re releasing skins and cosmetics at a sooner charge than in Korea, bolstering the recreation with development supplies and gold by means of in-game play, persevering with to struggle bots by making gold too environment friendly to farm early on in gameplay, and providing extra informal recreation routes by means of some content material. The businesses are additionally giving everybody a hefty stack of freebie presents subsequent week, together with a mount, pet, and currencies.

In different Misplaced Ark information, this morning’s weekly replace has adjusted DST triggers for occasions, compensates gamers with Arkesia Grand Prix tokens, retroactively grants crystal bonus pack bonuses, and guarantees to compensate gamers for the bugged Tytalos Guardian raid.

Lastly, Amazon admitted that among the accounts that have been auto-suspended as a part of the studio’s crackdown on velocity hackers have been in reality harmless false positives. It’s now unsuspended and eliminated strikes associated to these inadvertent measures; there’s no compensation, however the studio did supply an apology.


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