With the coming server wipe and changes being made to the cluster, I think it's time we had an actual discussion about the nanny.
Before posting this thread, I've gone back and looked at previous threads about nanny suggestions in the past and have noticed something odd, nobody has ever made an actual argument against having the nanny on the server. There are countless posts from people who just simply do not understand how the nanny works or what it does, from people who believe it somehow makes breeding faster to helping with mutations to make OP lines, people are clearly uninformed about what the nanny actually even does. I've also seen some odd hatred for the nanny which, as far as I can see, is unjustifiable, for those who feel that way I would love to hear your thoughts.
Let's recap what the nanny does really quickly, we'll ignore the feeding babies part as it's stupid and not the point of making a nanny in the first place, the nanny simply replicates the effect of you imprinting on your dinos during the raising process. If you aren't an experienced ARK player, you can read on the wiki about Imprinting, but know that it has no impact on breeding at all.
Here is my view on why the nanny should be implemented. The imprinting mechanic requires no skill nor does it require you to actually even play the game, it simply requires you to quickly run over to the dino and press E every 90 minutes. Because of this, I don't consider it to be part of gameplay at all, in fact it takes away from your ability to do other things for a few minutes that are actually gameplay related. Since this mechanic isn't gameplay related and won't impact the server economy or difficulty at all, why would we want the players to waste their time or be prevented from doing other activities? The nanny is the perfect solution to this problem.
Please, if you don't understand what the nanny does then do not post. I would especially like to hear from some staff members. Especially, Gunnsen who I saw abruptly ended the last suggestion forum without any reasoning. You always struck me as one of the most reasonable staff members on the cluster so I hope there is more reasoning behind the decision. I simply want GD to be the best cluster it can be.