Conan Exiles: Penny Arcade Server Now Online

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    I wonder if your frequent horse disappearances aren't mod related?

    I'm playing only with the default game, no mods at all, and I've never had a horse go missing.

    Sure, I've lost horses to the purge, to crocodiles, to bugs, and a few other tragic ends, but I've never had one that just disappeared.

    And while we're on the subject of horses, he's an epic tale of heroism and horses, staring yours truly.
    I was playing with one of my good buddies a couple weeks ago, and he is building in the jungle, and I was working on a small way-station base in the northern middle part of the desert. At one of the natural gaps between the desert and the highlands. And anyway, my buddy needed to come get something from me at my base so he mounts up on his fastest horse, which I think he had leveled to 13 or so, and he sets off from the jungle to my base in the desert. His route takes him through the bug area, where there are probably 5-6 big bug spawns. Somehow they pinning him in as he tried to ride past and he got stuck between terrain and a wall of angry bugs. He was body blocked. And he died. Murdered right on top of his horse.

    He says on Discord that he just died, and his favorite horse is in trouble, because surely the bugs will destroy it. Leveling pets past about level 7 or 8 is a huge pain, and losing a level 13 tame is a big loss.

    So I grabbed a spear and a sword, mounted up on my own horse and went barreling out of my base at full speed on a rescue mission. I was gonna save Clip-Clop the horse.

    You know that scene in Two Towers where Gandalf sets out at a breakneck speed on Shadowfax? That was me, riding out to rescue my friend's horse from certain doom.

    I arrived at the point that he described to me and indeed, his horse was still there. Alive, but beset on all sides by vicious bugs. I plowed right through them with my spear out and did significant damage to a couple of them. I dismounted, switched to my sword, and cut the rest down.

    I went to inspect Clip-Clop and discovered that it had only 120 HP remaining.

    But the day was won and Clip-Clop was saved and the evil bugs were vanquished.

    The End.

    Poketpixie
  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Cupcake Sorceress Registered User regular
    I've also never had a horse go missing.

    Nice fortress. I'm curious - are you actually gathering all those materials to build that, or just using the console to give them to yourself? Just curious because I've solo-built some big castles but I run out of patience/interest in gathering mats way before I get close to what you have there. :lol:

  • ReddayeReddaye Registered User regular
    I had one friend lose his horse, and we weren't using any mods on the server. That's the only instance of it that I remember, and frankly I feel like he may have ingested some cannabis products, and forgot where he left his horse on guard.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    On our server we don't use any mods but we've had issues with horses not being where we last left them. They tend to show up at one of the other outposts we've made. Don't know why, but my speculation is that it's something to do with logging out before information gets updated.

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  • PoketpixiePoketpixie Registered User regular
    edited February 28
    Haha no I'm not that much of a masochist. I'm using the console for materials.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Full blown expansion pack announced, y'all!



    Called Isle of Siptah.

    There's a lot of specific details we don't know yet, like how it connects to the base game, if your characters can move back and forth from the original map to the new map, or if you have to reroll, all sorts of unknowns right now.

    But what we do know is that there are new building tiers, new mounts (rideable rhinos!), new armor and weapons, new enemies, new dungeons, and a whole new map to explore and build on.

    Sir Carcass
  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Expansion is out today in Early Access on Steam. $19.99.

    I bought and downloaded it, will give it a look tonight after work.

    Poketpixie
  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    It was clearly communicated that the map is entirely separate and you cannot transfer characters between them.

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  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    Seems weird to be so totally disconnected, at least for now? Whatever, interesting place so far.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    Nosf wrote: »
    Seems weird to be so totally disconnected, at least for now? Whatever, interesting place so far.

    Doesn't seem that odd to me. The other survival games I've played, like ARK or Minecraft, don't carry character progress or inventory over from world to world.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    ARK lets you server hop. You can upload yourself to a different realm, so that one is a little different.

    It's not surprising that they aren't connected, but it is disappointing. I wish they had found a way to make them both available at the same time via a zoneline or something. If you have the expansion you can zone over, and if you don't, you can't. But maybe the map is getting too big to be sustainable by a single server. Who knows.

  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    I think some mods already exist that create a 'hub' area where you can bring your character between maps. So maybe eventually?

    New map seems fun so far. I only just made my flotsam shack, I'll probably play more this evening!

  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    But what about the jetsam?

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Played for about 2 hours last night.

    It's fun to have to explore to survive again. I've sunk so many hours into the classic Conan map that there are no mysteries left. Surviving is easy.

    Not knowing where the resources are, not knowing where the good build spots are, that puts a lot of the mystery back into the game.


    Found a nice spot along a river and decided to try a new, experimental build using the new Flotsam tileset (which is amazing by the way.) I'm doing my own take on Fallingwater and building right over and into the river, and making the river a part of the building. If it turns out ok I'll post some pictures and maybe a video tour. If it ends up sucking, forget I said anything.

  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    Played around a bit, built something at a small fire / lighthouse thing on the right side of the map. Restarted on a friend's server and was going to do the same, but instead ran inland, dodging all manner of crazy crap. Eventually settled at L11 by a little lake. Lots of iron and wood and stone, but haven't spotted any coal yet.

  • KarozKaroz Registered User regular
    Yeah, washing up on a new island to explore is quite exciting--even if I was half dead and suffering from food poisoning from being away for so long.

  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    Kinda trucking along at my little camp. The health changes are ... terrible? Am I missing something that I can't heal myself until level 25? The sated health regen does jack, and welp, getting to the passive health regen is a long ways off.

  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    They appear to have added a new low level bandage recipe. Requires fiber and aloe. I've been finding aloe in abundance along the river on the eastern side of the map. The river base that I'm building has probably 40 aloe plants in close proximity. Making bandages is not a problem.

    I feel like they made it intentional that you have to use the new bandages. Food regen is practically non-existent now. You can't just keep a stack of bugs on your bar and eat them for continual regen. Gotta bandage. But as I say, at least where I'm building aloe is in abundance.

  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    edited September 17
    I have close to 6 stacks of aloe, but was eyeballing the level 25 bandage feat, do you know what the low level one is called? The small lake at L11 has a little island about 30' across with 8 or 9 aloe plants, I just raid it everytime it's up. Lots and lots of iron, and New Luxor is right there to go snag chests. There's a number of boars which seem bugged, I can kill them easily with a sword and they can't really hit back.

    Up by me, there are a couple wolves, few deer. Wolves right now are fairly deadly to me as is the big one star buck that appears now and then. The one star boar is trivial to kill.

    This morning I found a pack or something in a chest and wound up with 200 alchemical base, merrie xmas conan style. There's a named bat demon thing in the city, third or so level, centralish called One From Beyond or similar. Lots of skeletal archers, some melee skeletons, spiders, few skeletal snake men and some large cats around the perimeter.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    The new bandages are called "Rough Wraps" and are included in the baseline "Survivalist" feat. You should have it by default, or if not by default, by level 2 when you're allowed to pick your first feat.

    Recipe is:
    10 fiber
    5 aloe leaves

  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    edited September 17
    Welp, there's something to look at on my lunch in 10 minutes, thanks!

    edit: worked like a charm, made a pile which hilariously pushed me to 25 so now I can make bandaids outta .... leather.

    Anyways, from L11 if you go west, a grid or so to L9/10 there's a vault with a pile of brimstone - big brimstone veins that bleed out of the rock face on ledges above the vault. It's 'guarded' by extant something goblins, which are stonier versions of the little beefy guys you first meet in the original map. These drop misc crap and can be skinned as well. One dropped 20 ironstone. There's also a healthy amount of gold (!) and silver, crystal and black ice/ice nodes. I stepped into the vault, but didn't explore as I was time limited.

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