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    20210824 [Patch] 528.11 - Turtle Ship Update

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    Ahoy Pathfinders!

    Well, the last journey abroad had been a rough go out on the open seas. But we braved through and persevered and finally arrived carrying the long-awaited cargo for all pathfinders to enjoy. 

    Jumping to the stage first, we’ve made adjustments to our favorite arachnid to allow our pathfinders to traverse to new heights. Spiders are now able to spend their stamina to carry pathfinders vertically up steep terrain and jump higher and further than before. We can’t wait to see where you and your spider companions end up!

    As teased previously, making her maiden voyage into the world of Atlas, the turtle ship brings new defensive options for you and your crew.

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    Not only is she a tank, fully decked out in armor and ready to take a beating, but she also offers some new utility that will change the landscape of the battlefield, literally.  Attached at the front of this massive ship is a dragon figurehead that players can activate to breathe clouds of smoke to conceal your fleet’s movements.   

    We heard you like buffs so we’ve also added some buffs to buff towers to uniquely assist your fleet as needed. Depending on which type of resource is used, buff towers will now provide an additional benefit so you can gain advantages where they are needed most.

    Need some handles in the corners? Try Amethyst and Herkimer in your spire to increase your turning force.

    Need to lessen your load? Switch to Calcite and Quartz which will decrease the overall weight of a ship (items and structures carried included).

    Overall, we hope that pathfinders use these new additions to compliment their unique play styles and make every confrontation a unique and memorable one.

         :anchor: Rate Up Event :anchor:


    Finally, in addition to some major bug fixes to improve the game state, we’ll be holding a rate up event until September 6th! 

    X4 Gold
    X4 Taming
    X5 Harvesting
    X5 Exp

    So grab your crew and take advantage of these higher rates while you can.

    As always, we, the Atlas team, appreciate your support and ‘til next time, may your skies be clear, waters calm, and sails full in whichever way you roam.
     

         :anchor: Released Patch Notes :anchor:

    v528.13 (Hotfix)

    Bug Fixes

    - Fixed instances in which certain fertilized eggs would crash Xbox users
    - Fixed issue with mast placement on the Turtle Ship.
    - Fixed issue where Sea Fort Range Buff was incorrectly calculating percentage to buff.

     

    v528.11

    New Content

    Spider Climbing

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    • Spiders can now traverse vertical surfaces!
    • Climbing will cost the spider Stamina, when depleted the spider will release and fall
    • Spiders can move faster as well as jump higher and further than before

    New Modular Ship: Turtle Ship

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    The Advanced Shipyard's inventory is expanding! The latest buildable ship, the Turtle Ship, comes affixed with armored plates, armored canopy railings and a dragon figurehead which breathes smoke to conceal your movements during combat

    • Cost: 22,000 gold and 150 chitin
    • Weapons: 20 standard cannons
    • Max Level: 60
    • Sail Points: 3
    • Repair Resource: Armor Patch Kit / Patch Kit
    • The figurehead of the Turtle Ship has the ability to create a smokescreen
      • The smokescreen is activated from the steering wheel using Shift+Z (LB+Right D-Pad on Xbox)
      • Costs 100 coal per smokescreen created (coal must be stored in the figurehead)

    New Weapon Type: Mechanic's Hammer

    A new tool introduced that allows the repair and replacement of armor on the turtleship

    • Learned through the Advanced Tools skill
    • Buildable in the smithy
    • Resource Cost: Fiber, Wood, Thatch and Metal

    New Patch Kit Type: Armor Patch Kit

    • A new type of patch kit used to repair and replace armor on the turtle ship
    • Learned through the Advanced Ship Maintenance skill
    • ship must be fully green anchored to replace armor plates
    • Buildable in the smithy
    • Resource Cost: Fiber, Wood, Thatch, and Metal

    New Décor

    New base decorations have been added. Add some plants to your bases with the new wall planter and hanging planter! Unlocked via the Secrets of Building skill in the Construction and Mercantilism skill tree, and constructed in the Smithy under the folder path Structures>>Misc

    Box Planter

    Wooden planter box that connects directly to walls

    Hanging Planter

    A round planter that hangs of support beams connected to walls

    Buff Tower Updates

    Using a unique type of resources as fuel, players can choose a second buff within that category to use

    • Each type of buff will be tied to the resource used when activating the buff tower
    • All unique resource types will grant the generic buff in addition to their unique buff
    • These towers have blueprint variants which increases the effectiveness of the generic buffs given
    • Buff Icons for these buffs are shown when on a ship at the top right hand corner of the screen

    Industrial Generator

    • Uses generic and unique types of coal
    • Generic Coal will grant ship Damage Reduction buff as normal
    • Sulphur and Peat will grant a buff that increases the reload speed for weapons built on ships
    • Graphite and Anthracite will grant a buff that increases the speed at which you repair ships
    • Nitre and Lignite will grant a buff which allows the AI controlling weapons on your boat to have greater range

    Army of the Damned Pylon

    Uses generic and unique types of Hide/Keratinoid

    • Generic hide and keratinoid will grant a ship weapon damage buff
    • Scale, Rhino Horn, Chitin and Shell will grant a buff that increases the impact damage of your ship
    • Wool, leather, fur and carapace will grant a buff that increases the rate of experience gained for your ship
    • Bone, Residue, Pelt, Hair and skin will grant a buff that will reduce the cooldown of feats that impact ship combat(reload overdrive, repair fiend, and rally the troops)

    Atlantean Spire

    Uses generic and unique types of crystals

    • Generic crystal will grant a buff to ship speed
    • Amethyst and Herkimer will grant a buff which increases the turning force of your ship
    • Calcite and Quartz will grant a buff which decreases the overall weight of a ship (items and structures carried included)
    • Pearl and Tellurite will grant a buff which decreases the rate at which your boat will sink

    Bug Fixes:

    • Fixed multiple instances in which character progression was rolled back
    • Fixed instances in which certain fertilized eggs would crash Xbox users
    • Fixed instances of circumventing company joining cooldown
    • Fixed a bug where certain modules could not be painted
    • Fixed a bug where cannonballs and mortar shots were not visually exploding
    • Fixed a bug with the ballista inventory
    • Single Player: Fixed instances in which shipyards and armored docks were disappearing
    • Fixed a bug with modular ship sailing physics for smoother visuals while sailing
       

    Misc.

    • Changed puckle tower firing particles to be less garish
    • Redux performed on Mortar Ship Appearance
    • Redux on multiple resource icons which were duplicate for other resources

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         :anchor: Final Note :anchor:

    Again, we would like to emphasize that ATLAS is still in Early Access, meaning many things can and will likely continue to drastically change - even in the middle of development. Anything discussed is only up to date as of the moment it is posted. Features and changes that ultimately make it to the next patch, as well as timing, may be different from what was previously discussed. 

    As always, we appreciate the suggestions and feedback from the community. Please keep them coming! Thank you for all of your support! 🙂

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    Happy Sailing,

    - ATLAS Crew

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    You have completely disconnected with your very small remaining player base and you keep adding crap nobody wants! You refuse to listen to the few of us left playing. Trash!! 

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    These useless, good-for-nothing, Mommy's basement-dwelling Devs have yet again failed to see the bigger picture!
     

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    No one wanted these boats.  They are poorly designed and apart from the rare use cases of the mortar boat offer nothing to the current game.  This games pop hovers around 110 players daily for a 11x11 grid map.  Most large companies are being manned by maybe 6-10 people.  Naval combat has pretty much disappeared from the game.   

    Your response to this is to add more frail boats that move at 8 knots.  Sink like a rock when they take minimal damage.   And use a repair system no one likes or uses.
      
    You stated that you wanted this game to be pvp focused but everything you do other then the mortar ships encourages nothing that remotely resembles pvp.  I'm going to let you in on something you seem to have missed.  No one likes the new boats.  No one likes barrels on boats.  No one likes the gold costs on ships.  NO ONE LIKE THESE CONTROL POINT BUFF TOWERS. 

    For the love of all that is holy stop adding garbage to the game and FIX THE CORE GAME.  Performance issues, quality of life improvements etc.  That's what the players want.   You've stripped this game of its fun and added nothing to enhance the gameplay.  Talk to your god damn community and stop doing whatever you want.   Its not working and this game is a ghost town because of it.  

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    You going to drop the patch for Xbox any time soon. It has been over 3 hours since we were kicked out.

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    You guys are trying your best to kill this game. This update is just a fucking joke and its easy to see that you fucked up this game and don't care about it anymore. You are probably just want to turn off the servers but you need to convince your boss or someone else that this game is dead and to do that you are trying your best to kill the player base by adding the worst shit that you can imagine 

     

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    27 minutes ago, Norebo said:

    You guys are trying your best to kill this game. This update is just a fucking joke and its easy to see that you fucked up this game and don't care about it anymore. You are probably just want to turn off the servers but you need to convince your boss or someone else that this game is dead and to do that you are trying your best to kill the player base by adding the worst shit that you can imagine 

     

    You able to get into the game?  Stupid things shows no servers

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    unbelievable really, I have a year to get into the game and apparently I will delete it

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    i wasted 22k G Gold 4 this crap turtle Ship omg wth is this?

    the Name turtle ship does not come from its heavy armor around... it comes from its speed

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    You have 200 players playing your game and you still manage to not listen to them. 

    EVERY single change you've made in season 6 was bad in concept and execution. If only you could read the simple responses your players give you on your own patch notes inside your own platform... 

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    Less time spent on RTS Starcraft Pylons and riding weird animals, and more time spent fixing the core experience of piracy/sailing/treasure finding please.

     

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    just wipe me please

     

    Apparently Cannons can shoot 2-3 times further now!  Yeah!..  but only from boats?  goodbye coastline defenses.

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    You devs are literally retarded. How does it feel to be absolutely trash at your job. There is zero chance you are getting another developer job if Atlas is your showcase on your resume. 

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    They don't care about official  money comes from renting servers.  Shame! 

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    11 hours ago, Dune3000 said:

    They don't care about official  money comes from renting servers.  Shame! 

    They don't care about the rented servers to, a lot of problems there Official works much better, rented servers got more problems after the update on our server the Treasure Map Bottle are gone still can't fast travel because the map is blanco for a long time. also now that the spider is tamable, and you can walk up the mountain with them can't even defend my place there because I can't place defends there what a BS.

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    can’t even play the game with out crashing because of how bad your game is at rendering. 

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    I'm an old school gamer who doesn't care for anything Pvp, I spent enough time in my younger days getting pissed at games you couldn't Save and had restart entirely when the lives ran out!

    I love open world building games the most now, and Atlas is a top favorite of mine. Personally designing a Pirate ship and being the captain is bad ass!

    I know this game has a lot of developing to do and thank the Devs. for the work you do. I personally hope you keep working on single player and add more content to it(like attackable merchant ships and towns) in the future.

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    still no physicalized trade ships... but atleast we can ride spiders and buy ships no one likes to actually use..wtf?

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    On 8/26/2021 at 10:04 PM, Norebo said:

    You guys are trying your best to kill this game. This update is just a fucking joke and its easy to see that you fucked up this game and don't care about it anymore. You are probably just want to turn off the servers but you need to convince your boss or someone else that this game is dead and to do that you are trying your best to kill the player base by adding the worst shit that you can imagine 

     

    You know they already killed the game right? Did you miss that memo?

    On 8/26/2021 at 8:49 PM, Gravity said:

    No one wanted these boats.  They are poorly designed and apart from the rare use cases of the mortar boat offer nothing to the current game.  This games pop hovers around 110 players daily for a 11x11 grid map.  Most large companies are being manned by maybe 6-10 people.  Naval combat has pretty much disappeared from the game.   

    Your response to this is to add more frail boats that move at 8 knots.  Sink like a rock when they take minimal damage.   And use a repair system no one likes or uses.
      
    You stated that you wanted this game to be pvp focused but everything you do other then the mortar ships encourages nothing that remotely resembles pvp.  I'm going to let you in on something you seem to have missed.  No one likes the new boats.  No one likes barrels on boats.  No one likes the gold costs on ships.  NO ONE LIKE THESE CONTROL POINT BUFF TOWERS. 

    For the love of all that is holy stop adding garbage to the game and FIX THE CORE GAME.  Performance issues, quality of life improvements etc.  That's what the players want.   You've stripped this game of its fun and added nothing to enhance the gameplay.  Talk to your god damn community and stop doing whatever you want.   Its not working and this game is a ghost town because of it.  

    Lmao, remember when they said they want players to spend more time on water than land? 
     

    hellllllloooooo 8 knots lmfao

    complete joke of a dev company 

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    On 8/27/2021 at 11:30 AM, Robroy Danzing said:

    Great update keep getting kicked out of game 

    Unplayable once again 

    Are you new? Yeah they kick you a lot.

    plus this wasn’t an update it was a very poorly made patch. You will know when the update comes because they have literally wiped every single time an update has hit. If you still have your stuff they didn’t update.

    but yeah, they are completely incompetent 

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