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Planet Arkadia Release Notes 8.2018

Discussion in 'Planet Arkadia Release Notes & Updates' started by Dylan | Arkadia, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. DME | Monria

    DME | Monria Member

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    I won't discuss hypotheticals, and already said that we work with the MA team on the Calypso server.

    We are considered a moon, and referred to as a moon, but not a moon of Calypso. As stated by MA, Monria is its own territory. In Monrian lore it's considered a moon, but also referenced somewhere as a planetoid. In our official storyline it is also considered a moon. The name "moon" has never been removed.

    You are also correct MAS ... that there is no parallel between Monria and Arkadia's moon, which is an actual moon of the Arkadia planet. Planet Partners have a different agreement with MindArk than we do, so the dynamics of Monria are a bit more unique. Plant Partners have far more freedom with regard to their development because it's part of the very large fee they pay to MA to use the platform system and create their own planet, etc.

    We don't have our own level designers, and work with the MA Team, but we also pay extra for everything we add. We took over Monria on 11/26/15 and inherited everything that was in place, including the SS and the TP fee to travel directly to Calypso. We've done an extensive amount of re-construction already to develop Monria in accordance with our own vision and evolving story. We also have a well-defined development path we're traveling to add more to Monria's content ... it's just a matter of timing and availability. Anhithe (the head of our management team) is also very calculated and methodical with regard to how we roll out development ... it all has to be purposeful and connect environment with storyline. We have a lot of work to do with that yet, but we have made good progress.

    With regard to Monria specifics and your inquiry ... you can still TP from the SS down to Monria free, you can still TP from Monria directly to Calypso for a 7 ped fee, Monria is inside mining and there are no hunting or mining taxes, and we have added things the players have asked for in the past almost 3 yrs with much more coming.

    I don't want to take more time talking about Monria here since this is Arkadia business, but wanted to address a few things that were mentioned so that there was no confusion. If you should visit our forum, I'm sure you will find a great deal more information.

    I wish the A-Team success in their efforts with the Arkadia Moon, just as I did years ago before they launched the Arkadia Planet. Dylan and I worked together in the past for a while before we took our official positions respectively with Arkadia and Monria, and I very much look forward to collaborating with Dylan on future events between our locations when we can coordinate the time.

    I will now leave this thread and let you guys get back to your discussion, but will offer an invite to connect with me at the Monria forum should you have any further questions. I just wanted to make sure that things were clear about Monria.

    Thank You :)
     
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  2. Mutant Atrax Stalker

    Mutant Atrax Stalker Active Member

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    That's a distinction that I (and probably most others) had never explicitly considered. Well put and thanks for that.

    No problem thanks for addressing a direct question.

    Things are pretty quiet on the >discussing arkadia< front right now it seems, and this may help clear up some existing confusion.
     
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  3. San

    San Well-Known Member

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    Notes about missions:

    The way the dialogues in the quest terminal are structured seems to suggest different paths for low, medium and high levels of each mob. It seems to be only for the purpose of giving the different map hints, but one is not quite sure whether the initial choice has an influence on rewards and whether all maturities count. The latter reveals itself quickly, but the insecurity about having made a bad choice for the rewards is nagging. If there really is only one mission with all and the same rewards regardless of the maturity level targeted, all three locations could simply be given in the description text for the mission log. If there are different paths leading to different rewards, It should be reflected in the quest titles to avoid confusion. (I have chosen low levels and everything counts, but can't say whether this applies the other way around.) - Edit: Sorry I didn't mean to shoot down the effort to put the map points in, they are very cool to have. Guess the dialogue system must be awkward to setup and integrate them. As it is it's confusing really, if we can find a way to make it more clear that would be great.

    'Sicarius Worker Culling' singles out a specific maturity in the quest title, which is counterintuitive.
     
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  4. svena

    svena Active Member Pro Users

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    Since there is a large group of the usual suspects exploiting this know and declared bug for personal profit, will any action be taken against them?
     
  5. Mutant Atrax Stalker

    Mutant Atrax Stalker Active Member

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    I posted about my experience with a similar issue here:
    http://arkadiaforum.com/threads/compensation-for-being-looted-in-a-bug.14706

    I think that all parties looted should file support tickets whether leaving the planet or the moon. There are two reasons for this:

    1) It's very unlikely that Mindark will sort this out and give everyone back their PED/Items automatically, that's for sure. Here's me bringing it up if anyone over there is watching and thinking of ways to recover goodwill.

    I suspect that those who don't even bother to raise their hands can continue to kiss their loot goodbye whether mindark will compensate over this issue or not.

    2) If anyone is kind enough to report back and mindark starts rejecting tickets regarding moon exits but not planet exits offhand that would be SUPER interesting.

    Anyways I had mentioned an anecdote of being looted and compensated in a prior bug, but I had bungled up some numbers and whatever. I dug up the support history and posted the whole thing with dates and typos and everything at the link above.

    It takes a couple minutes to file a ticket, and they said it was an error. They can't just start mistakenly losing PED all the time.

    Action against the pirates? Probably not.

    It's not pretty but it's (sort of) 2 separate issues. I'm not sure what will happen if people file tickets for S.I. losses lol.
     
  6. Andreas Bubba Mayhem

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    forced pvp4 is the death of this game, so many players quitting the game cuz of this shit.
     
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  7. Dab

    Dab Member

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    More importantly; all the players who will never join because of it.
     
  8. Vadio

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    be carefull about increase mob spaw miners probably want alot heads depend wtf guys going do
    use you damm brain , miners like flat and open without mob spots


    EDIT i just read here.... moon still drop out in pvpzone even after fix?
    guys is under heavly use drugs?

    wtb Arkadia moons deeds tt +1
     
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  9. San

    San Well-Known Member

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    I am often getting stuck in the quest terminal upon leaving the revive room.
     
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  10. the Prophet

    the Prophet Active Member

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    fixed for next release already. i guess we all got stuck at least once :)

    ps: sleipnir is a quickfix, you can enter vehicle when stuck
     
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  11. San

    San Well-Known Member

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    Nice, thanks for the heads-up. I use the map trick to wriggle free. Just needing it a lot these days with the damage tests ;)
     
  12. Jandre Kroeze

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    Support tickets dont help Mindark ignores them. i have ssubmitted support tickets before and have 3 open for many months and Mindark just doesnt respond and just ignores. No use filling support tickets. They dont work. We want a complete staff-replacements of the Game-host Mindark. Perhaps just a Team-leader replacement or CEO replacement. This could fix all the stifling problems this game is facing right now. A incompetant or greedy CEO can make or break such a RCE. The answer to true success is a clean bussiness model and practices without any corruption whatsoever. No more special favoring Scandanavian IPs or using Swedish "friends" agents ingame to drain loot pool, for loot-distribution-manager from MA. The non-kosher practives need to stop completelly.
     
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  13. Mutant Atrax Stalker

    Mutant Atrax Stalker Active Member

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    Aye please don't discourage tickets, for people that got looted.

    It's not the best way to complain. You have stated that you got looted though, and MA will probably give you your money back.

    They are very frustrating when it comes to small issues, or general complaints about the game. But they handle the money.

    http://arkadiaforum.com/threads/compensation-for-being-looted-in-a-bug.14706/

    You can read there the support tickets. I waited a couple of months quietly, and one day logged in to find 1400 PED of resources back in my inventory. Also another, much smaller bug where they checked the log and refunded my PED in a couple of hours.

    There are also many reports currently of people getting their missing loot from mobs in the "This loot is claimed by another player" bug.

    Support tickets are a waste of time if you are trying to change the game or just tell them how mad/frustrated you are. That's very true.

    If you got looted, file a ticket.
     
  14. Jandre Kroeze

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    I got looted by this moon issue of thousands of peds of ores for my starfinders SI. I cant give an exact ammount in peds cos I did not tally the ammount at the time. I did spend aproximitelly over 4K peds to aquire the ores.

    Now I have a few support tickets going and one of it is about the loss of 20K Peds. Now Mindark will NEVER "probably give the money back" thats not only absurd in my view but quite funny in light of Mindarks stance and behaviour. but GL to all who lost money. They might pay back the small peanuts to players. But the real big money....forget it. Mindark elite staff live way beyond their means to part with large ammount from their entrapment scam operation.
     
  15. Mutant Atrax Stalker

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    I do hear you. It's very frustrating. That link I keep posting is support tickets from mindark giving me back my PED that were looted in a bug. It was 'only' 1400 PED but they got it back. They o definitely reimburse the small peanuts as well. I've received 2 PED compensation for a problem entering a planet.

    The reason I keep saying "probably" is because they never have actually officially announced the moon is a bug. They did announce that the planet is a bug, so if you got looted leaving Planet Arkadia during this bug they will almost certainly be paying you back.

    Also coincidentally my largest looting ever was just over 4k PED. No getting that back and by now the pirate who took it probably doesn't even remember LOL. There were no tickets on that one though, he caught me out.

    The reason that MA has withstood thousands of "Scam Company" accusations over the years from frustrated players is because they are not, in fact, in the business of just stealing money.

    You can ignore those PED if it fits in your budget. But most players will want them back. So I just want to keep it clear this isn't about "feelings" or "thoughts" on the matter. There's a history of evidence.

    Sorry man I'm not trying to get on you here. I'm just trying to make sure that the frustrated small timers and quiet players that get looted in this mistake understand that while the time is lost, the PEDS aren't.

    Carry On :battleroar:


    EDIT: Also I have no idea about the 20k issue. Can't speculate :) If it was a programming error maybe. They would likely be taking any compensation out of forward revenue like they do withdrawals now. And yeah, that could take a while.

    Good luck though. They're as slow as a glacier.
     
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  16. Oleg

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    There is a big difference between losing money due to bugs, and losing money due to being a halfwit. Please don't try to pretend the two are the same.
     
  17. San

    San Well-Known Member

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    Is there an ETA at least for the Space patch? A Tuesday and a Wednesday have come and gone.
     
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    We had Spotted Dylan out surveying the moon, so it would appear they are planning on making the Atmosphere around the moon non-lootable.

    Interesting that they had to login to the Production server to see these?

    It is also strange that there was no server restart on Tuesday or Wednesday which makes me think they were planning on doing a release but ran into issues?

    Who knows.... MA has more ways to make such an easy thing look hard.
     
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    morfoc New User

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    they are super good for sending additions for us to spend money, on the other hand to communicate when it does not work it's ghosts as usual.
    Dylan your customers ask you what is the correction , things is to confirm them a problem and given an ETA they paid deeds for this damn moon.
     
  20. Mutant Atrax Stalker

    Mutant Atrax Stalker Active Member

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    Did he comment or give some indication?

    I'm not sure why logging into the game would indicate they want to make the space non-lootable :confused:
     
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