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  1. Well this is short lived. Yep, just posted to complain. Because I Should be complaining and so should every Game Pad user that has purchased this game. I am guessing that Bohemia has decided to let this IP quietly die, as to not spur arguments of refunds. So now my Xbox one controller doesn't work, they have altered the map, compass etc in ways that make it seem like the changes were to help out the 8-10 year old demographic. I was thinking that they had created storms that would sink or incapacitate your ship. Now its impossible to get lost which is one of the coolest things this game had going for it. You had to bring supplies and have a plan because you could sail for a long time with no land in sight. Now that was cool. Getting lost only to find an island long enough to get back under way in search of your old home. But for me its the controller, I play games on my PC with a controller because my back is just so bad I cant play with Mouse/Keyboard for very long. How is it a game this old, that once had controller support be worse off now than it was 3 years ago. Its simple, the company has given up on trying to fix problems. So what are you going to say if your a Dev or a Mod for Ylands? That I am wrong, or that I shouldn't just come here to complain? Give me ONE good reason for why controller support isn't fixed? Some of the worst games on the planet have remapping for "Game Pads". COMPLETE remapping for Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, etc etc. Why shouldn't I complain about it? "Coming on here and complaining isn't going to do any one any good, they are doing the best they can with the tools and staff they have. BS.... Xpadder was an old software program that you could buy for $12 that would allow you to remap and play with a Playstation, Xbox or any other generic game pad you had back 8-10 years ago. Nope, I am not going to just "Go get that then" because I paid for this game in early access with the ability to play with a controller back then. Why on earth would I assume they would be doing worse now then they were back then? Idea would be to get better not get worse. Part of the reason I am here making this thread is because most everything these days is going like this. No one is willing to go the extra mile, no one is willing to do the right thing, no one has much integrity or respect for the job they do. How about the people that are left on the Ylands team drop everything they are doing and fix controller support? I know, for a FACT it wouldn't take a team of 5 people more than a week to resolve this issue. But.... you guys wont do it. Now leave this thread up, don't move it or take it down. Let the Yes people sing your praise at how hard you guys work, and how much you have created and finished over the last two years. Just not controller support. Something that is almost as expected as being able to change gamma, or play in windowed mode. Please, I was expecting more from bohemia than this. I have supported every Arma game, purchased every DLC and expansion. Maybe you can tell by now how disappointed I am and how much I was looking forward to seeing how far you guys had taken this platform, this cool IP. Go ahead and take it down, kinda like the current attitude from Disney about how it must be the haters and the racist fans, no way could people not enjoy the current content were putting out. Lets just block those that dont agree or like our stuff. It couldnt be because it sucks and we should be doing a better job...
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    POSSIBLY Exploration: Maps, sailing, and progression

    I'm going to way Necro this thread as its something I need to comment on regardless of how old it is. Why start a new thread when this says what I want already. I am just now finding out about the changes in maps and the ability to see the Ylands and how far apart they are from one another. No.... no and NO. I was looking into this today, as I wanted to get back into playing again after last playing in 2019-2020. I loved not having a map. I loved needing to hold it and the complications involved in not knowing where I was. I liked not being able to see land and hope that I was going in the right direction and or how to find that "Right" direction. From what I have seen and read, you guys dumbed it down and that was one of the things that this game had going for it. Bring it back. Don't think about it, put up a poll and lets have the community decide. I cant believe you guys made it this way,. Its not like you have a huge amount of players you can just abandoned with features that are attempting to cast wider and wider nets to sell this game to EVERYONE. To sail for a full night and day and still not find land was what made this game awesome. In fact I was waiting for these features to progress and fully expected it to. Storms that would and could sink smaller vessels. I am going to play the game later today. I am going to come back and put in my 2 cents after I have played for 8-10 hours. Here is some thing you have never heard before, Listen to your community. Maybe you should listen to the people that are willing to buy and play your game. But like every other time I have seen this take place, the creators and the teams ALWAYS think they know what's best. Put up a detailed poll with these things that have been discussed. 1) Give the player the ability to select the distance between islands be farther than you can see. Like 80% of the islands a full in game day and night to sail to. 2) Revert the map system back to the way it was. 3) Give the option to turn off all of the EASY SETTINGS. I still cant believe you cant turn off the HUD and Map markers. Like why need a compass. Well, if you don't have a map, the only way to find an island is to be able to head in one direction for a very long time. HENCE the need for a compass. That makes an item USEFULL. Stop eliminating the need for certain items. Instead create more needs for an existing item. 4) Storms that are so bad it can disable your ship to an extent you need to wait for clear weather and head out in a Dingy. Gives another reason to have one. Bring supplies to rebuild incase of damage. Make it to where these storms only occur in-between the most high level Ylands. YEP, its not going to happen. Why? Because it would be to cool for a game like Ylands. So far its very disappointing to be a returning player only to find you have made the game more accessible for 8 year olds by removing the difficulty from the people that actually have Money to pay for the game. You know, us adults that enjoyed the game and some of its aspects that made it a small challenge. You took away the CHALLENEGE of the game for anyone 10 and older. WTF
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    Came Back

    Came back after 8 months. UI is a complete wreck, playing with an Xbox One controller is impossible, optimization non existent. Go ahead and call me a troll, or that I am "Toxic" exc.... How about 600+ hours back in January and now I come back to enjoy some of the new features and it really is RUINED for me. You guys had every major Youtube player showcasing and you dropped the ball. I am sure many of us recommended doing some "IMMEDIATE" fixes to hold and increase numbers. You guys do realize how many PC players use an Xbox One controller right? My experience with gaming companies is that when they make mistakes with updates (UI Sucks) they tend to not admit take responsibility. Betting you guys are going to do the same, so my short love affair with Ylands is over. Good luck, but I'm betting clearance isle 4-6 months after 1.0
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    Too much Ylands brand Rum and this happened

    Oh my god you rolled me out meh chair Kim.... seriously that made my daily check in.
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    Mulitplayer buddies

    Pacific NW here as well. Play times can vary with a good group/w mic. I am "Old" so have no clue what Discord is .
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    Yeah its been requested and tons of threads requesting more of these "tool" belt type items. But yes, soon they will implement such items. Have a great day bud.
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    [Suggestion] Hatch small boat to a big ship

    No offense bud, but a simple search would show the multitude of threads discussing this idea, as well as maybe being able to find them on the main pages almost pinned. Yes, most of us would LOVE this feature. Have a great day.
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    Be careful, the more you explore the longer your lag pauses will be.
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    Whaling in the deep sea

    Unlike some I refuse to be walking on egg shells, or afraid I might hurt some ones delicate sensibility's in a Virtual World. This world has far far to much of that already. "This" is a video game about being stranded and making a life for ones self. Go ahead and not kill anything if you don't want, but as some one once told me here, they are PIXELS. Had to do a huge culling of seagulls on every island.... No kidding HUNDREDS. Now to make this clear, I am a complete animal "Lover" and could tell you stories of how many times I have shed tears over silly things, like a baby rabbit I rescued from the mouth of a cat no bigger than a couple walnuts, the rabbit not the cat . It died in my hands 4 days later, after waking me from sleep. I cried for about 10 minutes. I was a 17 year old logger in Oregon at the time. I watch Vids of Orcas and Dolphins and I spray profanity at the large groups of intellectually challenged people. I still tear up all the time, I lost my 12 year old buddy which was a Wolf/Malamute hybrid a couple years back and I hate.... Hate how bad that hurts. I apologize for the Diary of Dren, but this is a VIDEO GAME.
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    Sneak Peek #44

    Thx for the mention about the lag, I wont bring it up again Ales. Its a lot harder to understand "your" situation from my seat, great work and I am really praying for your team and this project. "Praying" wasn't the right term, but you get me.
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    Sneak Peek #44

    Nah damnit, yes I LOVE all of what you guys are releasing. How about the Dinghy, or being able to turn your headlamp on and off??? Come on guys, I've seen a lot of good requests that are reasonably minor to implement with time and effort. How about the hang time on lag pauses that get incrementally worse with the amount of exploration you do. PLEASE, I'm trying to not stop playing, so are a ton of other players and the lag is one of the major reasons. Now that I said that, I love this community and the developers, even though I am a bit off in the head, and no one has said anything yet. Edit: Couple things i forgot, the sound range of the Chem bench and the generators and or Charge station are almost infinite. They need to have an adjustment to the distance you can hear them. Thumbs up guys, cant stand hearing my chem bench while in my bedroom from 80m away.
  12. I have been thinking of the starting 11 Ylands as a type of Level I situation, then over time you could beat the best the starting Ylands have to offer, collect all the best loot and outfit a Blue Water vessel. Maybe at some point beating a final boss that would drop a map giving you general directions towards the "New set of Ylands" level II basically. Unlike the normal storms between Ylands, a trip into Blue Water, to transit to the Level II set of Ylands, would be much more horrific with "Large" seas and storms that could even damage Masts and sails which would/could result in needing repairs. Possibly with small stop off single Ylands, with the necessary materials and safe harbor to refit your Damaged ship. Depending on how well you built your "Blue Water vessel" it could possibly sink leaving you with just your Dinghy to reach one of the small refitting Ylands. Sounds a bit punishing but I like the idea, and Ales and Ane wanted the feel of a serious survival aspect. Well if the possibility of sinking and loosing most of your stuff doesn't scare the crap out of you, the sharks in Open Blue Water sure would. This would be an Epic way to transition to the higher tiers within the mid to end game. Or some modification of what I have posted. I'm either delusional over this because I thought of it, or its a great idea, I cant tell the difference(Or I just need some sleep ) What do you guys think???? yeah, not about needing sleep either.
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    Tides..and tidal influences?

    This^^^ Because the idea of tidal shifts as well as any type of tidal change would be INCREDIBLE. Voting this to become a reality at some point.
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    Man came to face his accusers, not to say that means hes truthful, but I for one appreciate this kind of behavior. Like he has stated, maybe just a quick chat before jumping to conclusions would and should be first course of action.
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    Dev Diary #25

    I think its a bit of an exaggeration calling it 6-7 seconds, but it is a persistent and serious issue. On an ending note, thank you for being patient with your responses. I could not be so diplomatic with any gaming community.