Development Blog #8 – Helicopter collection of dinosaurs

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Greetings dinosaur hunters!

This week we showcase a completely new feature: Helicopter collection of dinosaurs. In addition we have updates in the following categories: Dinosaur behavior, navigation and bug fixes.

Helicopter collection of dinosaurs

Here is a video showing footage of the unfinished dinosaur collection system we are currently developing:

The system works currently like this: When players finish a hunting contract a helicopter comes to pick up the dinosaur. This functionality is not yet finished and we’ll keep developing it.

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Dinosaur behavior

Herbivores have been adjusted to be less aggressive towards players by default. We've also improved their pathfinding so dinos are less likely to behave in an illogical manner.

Navigation improvement

Players can now activate a guide to a contract device location. This will show up in the HUD within the compass showing players the correct direction to the contract device and how far away they currently are from the device in meters. This will make it easier to find your way as you don’t have to constantly open up the separate map view to check if you’re going in the right direction.

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Bug fixes

We got multiple reports of crashes when players tried to respawn. This problem has now been fixed and the respawn happens a lot quicker than before.

Thank you for reading and we look forward to hearing what are your thoughts on the features shown. Join the discussion in Discord by following this link: