June marks the 6-month anniversary since ATLAS’ initial launch to Steam Early Access. We’d just like to take a moment to say “Thank you!” to all of our players and fans for your support over the last 6 months and to reaffirm to all of you now that the development team is still committed to making ATLAS the best game it can possibly be. Especially with the help of your continued feedback and support; please keep your ideas, concerns, complaints, and reports coming.
For this Captain's Log, we'd like to give you an early glance at some of the content that'll be making its way ashore with the upcoming Mega-Update!
Head to the shooting range and pull out your pistols, it's time to brush up on your marksmanship!
Introducing our latest weapon, the Hydra Six-Shooter Pistol!
This new and improved pistol allows for up to 6 shots before reloading! So if your aim sucks, or you have multiple targets, this will be your weapon of choice.
Curious about what else we'll be adding? Careful, you might just kill the...
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Found in caves, the cat makes a purrfect pet for contaminating enemy pirates! It can be tamed by hand-feeding, but you better be sneaky, as they’re known to be quite skittish. After a cat has been tamed, order it to ‘hunt’ and wait for your tamed feline friend to catch a rodent, either a rat or a mouse. Each offering the pathfinder something different:
- The mouse can be used to create a powerful delicacy and makes players temporarily immune to catching the plague.
- The rat, infected by the contagious bubonic plague, can be loaded into catapults and launched at your enemies. The plague is a temporary debuff which can spread to others if you’re not careful!
We realize this may not be everyone's tankard of grog, but don't worry, there’s more to come and we can’t wait to share it with all of you. Stay tuned!
Official atlas discord news
Bug reporting Channel
We have added a bug reporting channel to the ATLAS Official Discord. We appreciate your bug reports and we aim to collate and act upon them as efficiently as possible. In order to facilitate this further, we have shared some guidelines there on how to how to make a clear bug report including information that is relevant to maximizing the way in which we sort, investigate, and debug.
We’ll continue to keep an eye on Bug Reports posted on our Official Forums but we are finding Discord is very conducive to investigating and resolving bugs.
Discord Nitro Serrver Boost Perks
We have enabled Nitro Server Boosting for the Official ATLAS Discord. Fellow pirates of the Discord who boost the server will find treasure awaiting them!
What do you receive for boosting the Atlas Discord?
- A special icon next to your name.
- A new unique role and colour on the Official Atlas Discord
- Access to our Booty Bay VIP channel
- Members will get the opportunity to add an emoji of their choosing to the atlas Discord. (Pending Approval) Those who boost the server can submit their request by messaging ModMail with the emoji. Once approved by the Discord staff, the emoji will be added to the Official Atlas Discord and will remain for the duration of the active boost!
Patch Notes up to v207.7
While working on the upcoming mega update, we are still continuing to iterate on the live game. These are the updates that the game has seen since our last Captain's Log.
v207.7 - Fixed harvesting boost from giving more resources than intended - Fixed some unharvestable rocks and adding Fiber to missing freeports - Moved sextant GPS/Speed/Direction from above the hotbar to below the sextant compass widget - Prevented using Lucky Loader when in the middle of a reload - Fixed Harvest Boost and other skills from resetting their cooldown upon death - Crafting that requires 'water' as a resource will now consume 100 water, rather than the entire container - Fixed Grill not being able to use water containers as a crafting resource - Fixed overlapping text with Reservoir and Grill - Hydra is able to reliably break down trees - Fixed an issue with fishing rod where it would destroy itself when the item had broken v207.6 - Added JSON object library. - Added blueprint interface for anonymous communication between mods. - Added helper functions for: Searching for creatures by ID. Retrieving filtered class lists. - Re-enabled UObject counter in the devkit v207.5 - Fixed an issue with dropped ship cargo being incorrectly calculated v207.45 - Optimised Fog of War memory usage. - Added a new slider: Ship Draw Distance (note: changing this will require a client reconnect to take effect). This setting changes the distance at which non-core ship structures and seated characters will draw for clients. If you wish to revert this, move the slider all the way to the right, alternatively, slide to the left for higher performance (particularly in large-scale ship battles). - Looking at boats through a spy glass will force maximum draw distance on non-core structures and seated characters. v207.41 - Fixed some server-side crashes - Fixed double harvesting feat - Ship of the Damned will now lose agro if they have not dealt damage for some time - Ship of the Damned Galleons now have cannons on the front - Decreased the time it takes for Ship of the Damned to respawn on Golden Age Ruin servers by approximately 75% (previously 1 hour, now 15 minutes) - Fixed being able to drag players inside the Ice Dungeon v207.2 - Fixed a server-side crash v207.2 - Enabled Ship Structure Weight to the item tooltip - Fixed a client crash caused by crop plots - Giant Tortuga: Added step damage to prevent getting stuck on trees. Increased step height to prevent getting stuck on small obstacles and helps to more easily get out of water. Decreased tail swing range as attack missed at old max range. - Fixed combat state not being unset with gamepad - Fixed displayed ingredient requirements for Unthinkable Delicacy. Notable differences: 25 animal meat -> 10 cooked prime meat 10 Magic Marrow -> 10 Mythos added 50 hunger requirement to feat description - Updated Cargo container and Dinghy hangar to respect activation rank - Updated Shipyards and Scaffolding to respect activation rank - Server option to force disable structure prevention volumes Server Launch params: ?DisableStructurePreventionVolumes=true or in GameUserSettings.ini [ServerSettings] DisableStructurePreventionVolumes=true v207 - Fixed a bug which impacted Ship of the Damned's ability to sail - Updated the quest description for 'Veteran Explorer'. It now takes 25% of all DPs, rather than 50%. - Crossbow damage reduced from 65 to 55 - Faster reload skill effectiveness have been reduced by the following: Pistol - 25% less effective and Blunderbuss/Rifle: 75% less effective - Fixed merchant ships from sailing through islands
The new ATLAS Devkit update, including all of the latest content from Mega-Update 2 is now available! Information including links to download the Update and the optional Ocean map sublevels can be found here
Show 'n Tell #8
We loved looking over the entries for Show 'n Tell and we're excited to showcase our favourites so everyone can check out player's creative endeavours and piratey adventures! Feast yer eyes on th' best o' th' bunch below!
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell - Lord Alfred Tennyson
The lighting and perspective in this shot give the pier and its docks an eerily beautiful feel. Impressive!
Congratulations to all of the winners who will receive some real life cash booty! We look forward to the next round of Show n' Tell!
Alrighty, that ’s it for this log! Thank you so much for becoming a part of our crew and we can't wait to show all you scallywags, landlubbers, captains, and seadogs what lies ahead!
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