Weekly Community Newsletter: Quick Status Update

Posted on November 14th, 2018 11:03 AM EST
Good morning, you handsome cat pajamas! Welcome back to the Conan Exiles community newsletters. It’s been a while since we last spoke, as we’ve been a bit busy over here in the Funcom Oslo office. We wanted to give you guys a quick status update on Conan Exiles as well as tell you a little bit about some of the goings on from the past few weeks.

We’ll be recapping the Halloween event, talking about some bug fixes, and tell you how you can help us decide what to work on next.

Here goes!

Public Bug Tracker
In our ongoing efforts to keep the community informed about issues we’re working on, we’ve set up a public Trello board[trello.com]. This will list and track critical issues that are brought up by the community. The board will list issues for all platforms and if there’s no mention of a specific issue it means it’s happening on all platforms. If you want to read the full primer about the Trello board can find it on our forums[forums.funcom.com].

We’re trying to avoid letting the board get too flooded with bugs and issues, so you won’t see everything that’s currently under active development. If a specific bug is not on the list it might still be on our radar, but it hasn’t come up as frequently in community discussions compared to the others.

As you can see, we have internal fixed for several community critical bugs already, like Starmetal Shells not cracking properly and players getting trapped inside rhino meshes. Please remember to upvote bugs you think we should be tackling next.

We hope this Trello board will help keep you updated on the goings on at the studio and the status of community reported issues.

Night of Lost Souls
Our first ever Halloween event in Conan Exiles didn’t exactly go as planned. We went into it with the understanding that it wouldn’t necessarily be for everyone, but we hoped that players would still be able to find something to enjoy in the week-long event. Unfortunately, there were several issues that affected players in different ways and made the game hard to enjoy.

Certain things weren’t working as intended, the muted color palette and dark light made things difficult to see, and some players also reported eyestrain and headaches due to the blue and purple lighting. Un-patching the Halloween content also took longer than we would have liked, especially on consoles, and we would like to once again acknowledge and apologize for the frustrations this has caused.

We've gotten a lot of feedback from the community during and after the event, both positive and negative, and we’re taking valuable lessons away from how we implemented and executed this event. Things will be different if we do other events in the future. All three platforms have now been patched and we will continue to our regularly scheduled patches and hotfixes.

Friday Community Streams
The bi-weekly Friday streams are still going strong. If you missed the previous one you can find it, as always, on our YouTube channel or just watch the video below. We enlisted the help from master Conan Exiles architect Sven P to give us his best tips and tricks for building epic structures in Conan Exiles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0PQ8yMRZkQ

That's it for this week!

Sincerely,

Funcom
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