I have some more information for everyone!
First off, I would like to address a few the comments about Bethany being less visible than our previous producer Alena. We had a super rare situation with Alena, as she had been a Community Manager before she became Producer. Needless to say, that role comes with unrivaled communication skills and experience – above and beyond what is expected of any producer.
That said, we understand that quick and direct communication has become one of the things that makes this community so special, and we want to make sure to keep it going. To that end, Graham and I will spend more time with you, posting updates, answering questions and taking part in discussions. This frees up Beth’s time for what she does best, which is to produce this amazing game! She will still be checking in, but will let us take the lead here, which we very much look forward to! There has been some lag in communication while we all got settled back in after the holidays, but this won’t be the case going forward Sambar Deer.
Regarding the Sambar Deer, our game designer Patrick is currently tweaking its score value as well as its health values. The health values can be expected to be slightly lower making the animal easier to kill. The score values are a bit more tricky and will need more time before properly nailed on the head.WRR sound issues.
We are working on a more permanent fix, not just a band aid approach. This is nearly done and is due for testing soon, Sorry for the inconvenience it is creating.The Bears spooking.
This is actually how they were suppose to be at the start, what was happening was that they were stuck in angry mode, which is why you could get so close to them. There was no 'cautious' mode and they either stood their ground and charged you or ran. But we hear you loud and clear and agree they shouldn't be so spooky, so we are going through each species and tweaking them to make them more true to life.
As for me, I am sorry for creating some drama. I didn't mean to and I have contacted the person affected to make sure I hadn't offended him - I was pleased to hear that I hadn't. Going forward, I will keep my personal opinions mostly out of discussions. I am still very passionate about the game, and always will be. But on reflection I can see how getting too involved can make things messy. Just to be clear: I don't intend to push my own agenda, I don't even have one and everything I do is motivated by what I feel is best for the game as a whole.
Cheers all, and I am excited to ride 2018 with you guys and gals