Lost Ark Closed Beta – Report 11/10/21

Issues

  • Some trigger points between main areas & hidden areas not spawning correctly. Mostly encountered while in Dungeon searching for Mokoko Seeds hidden from main route.

  • Early stages creature combat AI may be further improved.

  • Some bosses on Hard seem to behave a bit extreme on using skills against the player like over-spamming certain Area of Effect abilities that causes them to glitch. (4 different bosses)

-Technical note: Game seems stable on High Graphics in Resolution on 1920x1080. However occasionally graphic card usage may spike while a transition is happening (ex. Game environment >>> Cut-scene Event) from avg 34% to 99%. It could indicate some minor memory leak. Have NOT experienced any issues with temperature.

  • While test streaming the game: In-game ping may occur after some time around 400ms stable which is a major issue for play-ability while stream.

  • In group (Party) after a member enters a solo scenario (completes it) and exit, sometimes exit at another channel than rest of group. That’s a bit annoying and also can cause frustration.

  • Titles always are marked with red dot once my character logins without achieved a new title.

  • Completing a rapport entry & new claim does not trigger the new entry Red Circle Notification Icon on UI screen.

  • Blackfang’s Isle stucks on loading screen.

-On Mari’s Secret Shop some of the past deals gets refreshed once timer for new deals is renewed (Bought already deals like ex. Legendary Rapport Chests). Not certain if this is intended for CBT reasons.

-While {Sailing}, automated [space] on Auto Route seems to work correctly only for first ship. On other ships needs to be pressed by player.

-{Revelry Row} >>> {Feeling the Rythm} seems a little buggy. Not awarding correct % depending on /Dance emote timing.

Thoughts

After some time, waiting for the game to overcome difficulties of region availability, it is on EU finally. A close friend has been anxious about it and finally got me involved in this. And I like it, in overall. Music & effects does not bother my ear, so I can play it without muting those features. Its’ story has some indulging points of novelty. Till now, my personal experience is positive from game playing.[Entry written second day of CBT]

So today CBT is closing down. It has been a nice experience. Have a minor question which is if the actual drop rate/xp rate is the one I experienced in game but I tend to believe that this was modified by developer team for boosting beta and testing further stability of the content. Had not encountered any major issues during this period except the above mentioned. I did stuck upon Blackfang’s Den and by far support was fast which I would say that as it got resolved in couple of hours during a test timeline is upvoted full. I have seen many games been released in worse state than this one so this is not one of those costly games. It may has pay to progress features but that’s not an issue. I enjoyed music, I enjoyed a part of story (did skip a lot of that in order to test as more content as I could at the given time), I enjoyed different aspects of game like making of stronghold or sailing activity / island activities, etc. By Steam records I’ve given 75 hours of my time and I’m not dissapointed. I’m going to wait for full release when it comes. Thank you for giving me the chance from player point to be a part of it.

Technical Information

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (Vermeer, VMR-B0) 3700 MHz (37.00x100.0) @ 4641 MHz (46.50x99.8)

Motherboard: GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ULTRA BIOS: F30, 09/15/2020

Chipset: AMD X570 (Bixby)

Memory: 49152 MBytes @ 1597 MHz, 16-17-17-35

Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 - 8192 MB PC17000 DDR4

Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 - 8192 MB PC17000 DDR4

G Skill F4-3600C17-16GTZ - 16384 MB PC17000 DDR4

G Skill F4-3600C17-16GTZ - 16384 MB PC17000 DDR4

Graphics: Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti GAMING OC PRO 8G v3 LHR

Sound: Yamaha AG 03 USB

OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Professional (x64) build 22000.282

Streaming using OBS Streamlabs via Restream on Trovo streaming platform.