Yes, I noticed the ladder bit as soon as I got in game for a little while - nice touch. Ladders were a little disconcerting before. Torch goes out, views can shift, perspective is messed with, etc.
My character is fairly quick, and in the early days it was too easy to be climbing a ladder to the top floor and then not laying off 'climb' fast enough and zipping right off the rooftop.
We run quite light on mods (as these things go). Two are utility (which we feel are required), one is raid protection, and the final one is useless, but perhaps my favorite.
I once joined an unofficial server and had a great time there until it was shutdown as the person couldn't afford to keep it going. He had several mods, one of which was Dino Colors Plus. It comes as advertised. Now this didn't affect my gameplay one bit. It didn't change anything.
But, after his server went down and I spent some time finding a new place to play, I came to a realization. The dinos looked so bland.
They were ugly to me. Even the wildest variations vanilla can conjure were tame compared to even the common, ugly dinos on a DC+ server.
I know this is purely subjective. But after spending some time with it, I really can't go back. They look so PLAIN to me it kills me.
I thought they had removed speed completely from flyers? Prior to resetting the servers, I complied with user requests to add the 'Classic Flyers' mod which reinstates speed increases for flying dinos. I haven't changed anything in this regard - we used to have the speed boosts on our server, then suddenly we didn't any longer. So not sure where the discrepancy is coming from - perhaps from playing solo/local server?
I've come across Kentas but have yet to see any fight. Looked interesting on the video.
You must be level capped by now? (Probably a looong time ago).