Once again we are making a few minor alterations to Paleo Gaming's dedicated Ark: Survival Evolved server. These alterations are being made in tandem with patch v219.3 which will further modify some of the changes we made (by reducing time for baby dinos to mature, and decreasing their rate of food consumption considerably). The alterations being made are:
Increased Egg Hatching Speed Multiplier (Standard value is 1x, increased to 2x)
Increased Baby Dino Maturation Speed Multiplier (Standard value is 1x, increased to 2x)
After the patch we will revisit the values and decide if they need to be altered further (increased or decreased based on creating a reasonable but still somewhat challenging game play in order to have a fun level of time/resources spent vs reward). Look for the changes to roll out on the server at some point this morning, and happy hunting survivors!
Update Oct 16, 2015
Based upon the results of some play testing on the server, the following changes have been made:
Increased Egg Hatching Speed Multiplier (from 2x to 5x)
Increased Baby Dino Maturation Speed Multiplier (from 2x to 25x)
We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds, especially with regards to upcoming potential patches that alter egg hatching speed and maturation rate. Assuming no further changes are made, our egg hatching speed mutliplier will likely remain unchanged, but we may lower maturation speed based on continued play testing results. The decision to increase maturation speed was based on trials with a Rex (one of the longest maturation rates) and we are currently happy with that total time, but if the increased speed makes the maturation time of "smaller" dinos too quick we will have to revisit the changes.