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    Patch Preview: Trade Functionality Arriving

    Ahoy Pathfinders!

    We have set up the Sea Forts for route control,  the Markets for Trade configurations, and now Trade functionality is on the way with the next patch! As a reminder, it is currently scheduled for Tuesday 11/10 at 7:00 PM PT and includes a Wipe

    The first iteration of Trade functionality will introduce virtual shipments only, meaning no tangible NPC Trade Ship will be created and all Trades that are started will reach its destination Market after a certain time. Players can still blockade Trades via control of Sea Forts, in which case a Trade will not start if there are no routes it can take to reach its final destination. The automatically generated Trade Ships that players will be able to impede and attack are still undergoing testing will be implemented later. 

    We are also introducing Random Events to Trading, and these will appear in the Trade log when they occur. It’s wild out in the Seas, and you never know what can happen. Perhaps your ship sailed into a group of NPC pirates who took some of your stock. Or maybe you got lucky and ran into a treasure chest, gaining you extra gold! Maybe the amateur cook on board accidentally set your ship on fire so you lost some of your cargo - but inadvertently gained coal! Random events can be negative, neutral, or good, so be sure to keep an eye on your Trading Log or you’ll be caught by surprise! Multiple Random Events may trigger, and all Random Events are virtual and do not get resolved until the end of the shipment.

    The weights of several resources have been adjusted in relation to the Trade System as well.

     

         :anchor: Economy :anchor:

    The Trade system will be the main way for players to generate gold. We will be starting with very conservative numbers with the gold generation rate from Trades, and will adjust the numbers accordingly. With Trade Functionality now in play, we have increased the cost of building Ships.  Players will need to Trade consistently and/or control Sea Forts to build income for Ships. Acquiring top-tier Ships is going to take some work and we are expecting to see a lot of Sloops at the beginning. The first Schooner, and subsequent Ships should feel like a big deal and a job well done! Whales, Ships of the Damned, Shipwrecks, Flotsam, and Treasure Maps are other avenues for gold as well.

     

         :anchor: Re: Upcoming Wipe :anchor:

    As noted, the next Patch will include a Wipe with the introduction of Trade Functionality. The Wipe will also resolve some previous issues such as interference from the old Sea Fort structures and problems with claiming Sea Forts on Lawless. We also received some questions about whether the Wipe would change the map or multipliers for the new “season.” 

    We would like to start off by clarifying that with our recent change to our direction in development, we are shying away from defining official “seasons” while we are still in Early Access. In the Summer, we announced that we were renewing and essentially resetting the ATLAS development journey. Since then, we have come to realize that we cannot expect to have “seasons” while we are still shaping out the core gameplay mechanics. At this stage, we will be rolling out changes continuously and wiping whenever it becomes necessary. Meanwhile, we will consider how we may want to run seasons when it makes sense.

    The upcoming Wipe will not introduce any map or resource distribution changes, at least not right away. We are still looking at how we want to change and balance the distribution of resources. We like the idea of having Hot Spots/contested locations and want to bring more of that into the gameplay. Once the NPC Trade Ships are in, it will also create opportunities to attack the Trade Ships that are carrying rarer goods. The changes to resource distribution will be happening later in this cycle. This means that the value of certain locations can and will change until we strike the right balance, and it will mix up whatever the current circumstances at the time may be.

    Base multipliers/rates will also remain the same. There are no planned changes at this time, although we will likely look into readjusting them later down the line.

     

         :anchor: Private Servers :anchor:

    A wipe is not necessary for Private Servers, but it is recommended as there may be outstanding issues that a wipe would resolve if you had already added the original Sea Fort structures to your map. Be wary that adding Sea Forts now may cause unintended changes as well.

    Sea Forts are also not necessary to enable Trading on your server. Trading is set up so that if there are no Sea Forts in the server, it is considered an open route and there is no tax when passing through. If the origin or destination market is on a server with no Sea Forts, the trip will be virtual. In other words, Trading is allowed for everyone if there are no Sea Forts on a server. Unless you desire to add the gameplay surrounding Sea Forts, it is not a requirement for the Trade System.

     

         :anchor: Tentative Changelog :anchor:

    *** Please note that this is only a preview of the next patch and may be incomplete. Final Patch Notes for the Live build may differ and will be reposted once it goes live.

    Crafting

    • Reduced the output of crafting Gunpowder from 2 to 1
    • Reduced the output of crafting Blasting Powder from 2 to 1

    Market

    • Updated the Structure Settings on the Market to be Reinforced Stone
      • This results in increased damage resistance
    • Bug Fix: Added back the ability to connect Markets to Warehouses via interaction wheel (they should still auto connect if placed near each other)

    Resources

    • Adjusted weight of many resources
      • Reduced the weight of Gold Coins by 50%
      • Reduced the weight of Gems by 75%
      • Reduced the weight of Wood by 40%
      • Reduced the weight of Sap by 60%
      • Reduced the weight of Crystals by 60%
      • Reduced the weight of Metal by 33%
      • Increased the weight of Oil by 2x
      • Increased the weight of Fiber by 8x
      • Increased the weight of Flint by 2.4x
      • Increased the weight of Keratinoid by 5x
      • Increased the weight of Gunpowder by 1.5x
      • Increased the weight of Organic Paste by 2x
      • Increased the weight of Fire Gel by 2.5x
      • Increased the weight of Blasting Powder by 2.5x

    Sea Forts

    1. Reduced the radius inside Sea Forts for claiming from 2.5 to 1.5 meters
    2. Increased Max Tax rate for Sea Forts from 30% to 50%

    Ships

    • Increased Gold cost for crafting ships
      • Schooner: 50 → 5,000 Gold
      • Brigantine: 250 → 25,000 Gold
      • Galleon: 500 → 50,000 Gold

    Warehouse

    • Reduced Placement Prevention Radius of Warehouse from 800m to 600m
      • This increases amount of warehouses that can fit in an area by about 75%
      • We're looking at how to best allow multiple companies to have warehouses nearby in the future
    • Reduced Transport Radius of Warehouse from 500m to 450m

    Misc

    • Increased the max stack size of Cannon Balls from 50 to 100
    • Bug Fix: Explosive Barrels can no longer deal damage in Freeports

     

         :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 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

    :skull: For the latest dispatch on #playATLAS keep yer one good eye trained on this here information :skull:

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    Suggestion: It would be nice if tickets were actually answered and not automatically marked as "solved".

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    congrates, on killing the game Devs, give your self a pat on the back for that one

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    This is Horrible, wake up you are killing what is left of the game.

    Really 5K gold to build a small ship?

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    And here I thought nothing could kill the game faster than barrel bombs (once again) as projectiles. I was wrong! It's making a medium sized boat cost 25k gold to build. I hope all small companies had fun playing the game, because they'll be stuck using shit-tier sloops for the whole season.

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    Who asked for all this shit? This isn't listening to your community.. and are you fucking kidding me with the ship prices??? Noone wanted to pay for them in the first place, let alone that bullshit. You talk about launch but at this rate you wont make it there with no player base left...

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    It's unbelievable how far this game has fallen. What started out a great concept has just been burned to the ground by insane devs. This isn't progress. This is the devs trolling anyone who still plays.

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    Once again you are all fucktards devs. like magic you kill our game. how much to but the rights off GS and find some who fucking cares?

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    his is teh END of my atlas journey.
    You make boats 1 shotable By barrles then make BOAT HARDER TO GET by introducing COST of gold 50K!!!!??? WTF?

    Unless 1 trade nets me 25k Gold Im done.
    We will be done with this game.

     

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    how much to but the rights off GS and find some who fucking cares?

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    Not gonna lie, I'm literally going to go out of my way every single opportunity I get to prevent people from paying for a game killed by shitty devs

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    D&T won't be returning in force for season 5. Devs have still never shown any interest in any community input, just one bad change after another.

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    How about a standing ovation to the world's most incompetent Dev team 

    R.I.P small companys 

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    3 minutes ago, Maticus said:

    Haha. Good one.. This is a joke right? Where's the real patch notes?

    I know, right? I had to look at my calendar and see if it was April Fools. Imagine when only 2 companies in the game use large boats because no one else can afford it. Imagine losing a 50k gold galleon to a sloop with barrel bombs. Faith in the devs is officially completely gone.

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    yall reduced the weight of trade items rather than increase them, didnt increase scarcity or zone specific mats AND you made ships cost gold rather than more of those resources. why have weighted sails or cargo racks when everything is light as a feather even metal. LOOK AT MY "WEIGHTED SAILS REWORK" TOPIC IN THE SEARCH BAR MY GOD also breeders and tamers need some kind of skill to skip a single feeding and breeding imprint because we actually have lives outside of the game and cant work on the schedule of a npc baby to get 100%

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    1) increased the max stack size of Cannon Balls from 50 to 100 big woop how about fixing the speed at with they fly my boats sails as fast as them at 18knots
    2) No one want markets not one wants mats weight changes no one wants any of this shit WTF

     

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    So... is the localized file updated on this patch?

    412.5 The localization program does not work after the patch.

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    You completely lost your mind with those prices. Play your gofdamn game for a week and then make changes. Peace. 

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    Are yall retarded 25k for a brig and 50k for a gail... the dumbest thing y'all have done since barrels...

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    1 hour ago, Eugen said:

    SDC WINNERS OF SEASON 5

    SDC will cheat again in the 5 season😘

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    GOOD PATCH, but i think brigantines should be 15K or 20K gold instead of 25K.
     

    Also a big importance is a nerf or removal of barrelbombs from cannons/catapults (especially when fired from ships).
    Would be sad to see a schooner that costs 5K gold to build sink a mythical galleon that was 50K+ gold in less than 1 minute.

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    This has to be a joke! Like are you serious? Lets make it impossible for most companies not to be able to sail boats in a  boat game. Like WTF. 

     

    50k gally going to lose to a schooner with barrel bombs. 

     

    Nami - tell these devs and your company that this is a joke of a patch. Like gold for boats I get it, it makes sense, but 50k for a gally? Like where in the F*** did u all come up with these numbers? 

     

     

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