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    Ahoy Pathfinders!

    Last week was quite a ride and we would like to thank you all for continuing to sail along with us! It has been about 6 months now since we have renewed the ATLAS journey, and now the last scheduled patch of the year is upon us! 

    We have made several fixes to the Ramming Galley, Armored Docks, and more. This includes a fix for Explosive Barrels so they no longer deal damage in Freeports and removing some bad maps from Treasure Map spawning. Christmas Trees and Ship level caps have also been fixed. We have also included a few changes, like the much requested increase in reverse sailing speed, which has now been increased by 200%. The Glider Suit may now only be activated under 100m height as well. As a little bonus, Bears can also now wear hats! For the full list of bug fixes and changes, please see the changelog.

    Most importantly, we have also made some server reliability improvements that should also help to reduce incidents of losses. To fully address the issue will be a long-term process, as it is a multifaceted issue and touches many aspects of the code. We are touching on different symptoms of it throughout development as we continue to make our investigations and improve the code. Please continue to report these issues to us as they greatly aid in our efforts to optimize and improve the ATLAS experience. Thanks for your patience, understanding, and support!
     

         :anchor: NEW :anchor:

    Tonight’s patch has quite a few new things in store! First up - we have the Lumberyard, a farmhouse variation that gathers only thatch and wood. All of the systems we have been implementing will continue to see development and improvements as we refine them based on feedback and observation. This is the first step towards the next iteration of the farmhouse system as we introduce specialized variants. Regular farmhouses will still continue to collect Wood and Thatch for now. However, Lumberyards will gather them at a much faster rate.

    Aye, and were ye looking for a way to store all yer drinks for the holidays? The new Keg is the perfect way to store and transport your alcohol. Afterall, drinks taste best directly from a Keg, don’t they? The Keg can be crafted at the Smithy after learning the Secrets of Cooking skill in the Cooking & Farming tree. For only 30 fiber, 5 metal, 50 thatch, and 60 wood - you can build a Keg and be able to store any alcohol items in stacks of 50. Drinks for everyone!

    Having trouble taming some creatures? Might we recommend the new Tranq Arrow? The Tranq Arrow is a new ammo type for the Bow that deals high amounts of Torpor and little physical damage. It can be used to put creatures to sleep, allowing pirates to more easily contain them for taming. Tranq Arrows can be crafted in the Mortar and Pestle after learning the Taming Tier 2 skill in the Beastmastery Tree.
     

         :anchor: Ramming Galley :anchor:

    Last week the first of the new ships that can be bought for gold, the Ramming Galley, hit the shores of Atlas. We were excited to see our baby in action and have made a number of changes to help it create more of a splash. We increased its base speed by 40% and have also increased its turn speed while sails are closed. As a ship meant to directly attack and charge into others, it needed more oomph so we increased the damage of all cannons on the Ramming Galley from 100% to 125%. Ramming Galleys will also now deal damage to NPC ships.

    To compensate its strength a bit, the Ramming Galley now costs an additional 75 Rhino Horns, a new resource type obtained from defeating Rhinos, to purchase.

    In addition to these changes, we also made a number of bug fixes to the Ramming Galley, which can be viewed in the full Changelog that follows.

    As with all the features and mechanics we have so far introduced, we will continue to balance and refine the Ramming Galley.
     

         :anchor: What's Next :anchor:

    Previously we discussed a rework on the Claim System. Originally, we intended to introduce this by the end of this year. As things move in development and new challenges present themselves, timelines and ideas can often change. We are still working on the new Claim System’s implementation and testing it. It will likely not be introduced until early next year. Many were concerned that a rework of the Claim System would bring about a wipe. Although wipes are inevitable in EA, we also do our best to wipe only when it is absolutely necessary. At this time there is no estimated or set date for a wipe and we will keep the community updated if that changes.

    As the last patch of the year, the ATLAS team will be setting sail for a small holiday break. The next scheduled patch will be the week of January 11. However, we will continue to perform daily server restarts and we will have our spyglass handy to watch out for any urgent issues that may require our attention. Otherwise, pass us your Kegs and some glasses please! Happy Holidays! 🙂
     

         :anchor: Released Patch Notes :anchor:

    V519.5


    New Structure: Lumberyard
    The Lumberyard is a farm that only gathers thatch and wood. It can be crafted at the Smithy after learning the Advanced Automation skill in the Construction & Mercantilism Tree.

    • Shares placement restrictions with other Farmhouses
    • Gathers about 1/3 more wood and thatch than a regular Farmhouse
    • Crafting Resources: 800 Wood, 600 Thatch, 320 Fiber, 280 Metal, 100 Hide

    New Structure: Keg
    The Keg is a new storage container used to store alcohol. It can be crafted at the Smithy after learning the Secrets of Cooking skill in the Cooking & Farming Tree.

    • All alcohol items can be stored in stacks of 50
    • Crafting Resources: 30 Fiber, 5 Metal, 50 Thatch, 60 Wood

    New Bow Ammo Type: Tranq Arrow

    • Tranq Arrows are significantly more effective against tameable creatures
    • Players and NPCs are immune to Tranq Arrows
    • Crafting Resources: 1 Stone Arrow, 20 Berries

    New Keratinoid Resource: Rhino Horn

    • Rhino Horns can now be obtained by defeating Rhinos

    Armored Docks

    • Updated UI text on Armored Docks to clarify that only 1 Gold is consumed when the timer expires
    • Bug Fix: Armored Docks no longer stop working for a period of time after server restarts
    • Bug Fix: Armored Docks no longer consume all Gold in their inventory after server restarts

    Ramming Galley

    • Added 75 Rhino Horns to cost
    • Base speed increased by 40%
    • Increased turn speed while sails are closed
    • Increased damage of all cannons on ship from 100% to 125%
    • Ramming NPC ships with the Ramming Galley now deals damage
    • Players can now swim through some large holes in the Ramming Galley after it sinks
    • Bug Fix: Health is no longer displayed for undamageable parts of the ship including weapons
    • Bug Fix: Demolish option no longer appears for components that have already been demolished after the ship sinks
    • Bug Fix: Ramming Galley can no longer be crafted in the Large Shipyard
    • Bug Fix: Forward-facing Large Cannons are now correctly assigned to the Front Station Group
    • Bug Fix: Oars will now always automatically retract after idling for 10 seconds
    • Bug Fix: Sail rigging now previews correctly when placing new sails

    Ships

    • Max reverse speed for all ships increased by 200%
    • Bug Fix: Level cap for max quality ships restored to 60
      • NOTE: The max level of ships built during the previous patch won't change

    Winter Event

    • Christmas Trees now produce gifts every 12 hours
    • Bug Fix: Santa Hat skin will no longer disappear from player inventory
    • Bug Fix: Santa Hat is now properly positioned on Monkeys, Parrots, and Penguins
    • Bug Fix: Resolved issue where Stockings and Christmas Trees would stop producing coal/gifts after server restarts

    Trade

    • Fixed some cases where Markets would break
    • Limited the number of Trade Offers Markets can have to 20.

    Misc

    • Made some server reliability improvements
    • Bears can now equip hats
    • Glider Suit may now only be activated under 110 meters height (about the height of the lighthouse)
    • Reduced Grill's damage resistance
    • Sea Fort walls now swap to a damaged mesh when destroyed rather than disappearing
    • Bug Fix: Explosive Barrels can no longer deal damage in Freeports
    • Bug Fix: Removed some bad maps from Treasure Map spawning

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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! 🙂 

     

    :wheel:

    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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    59 minutes ago, Gomez Addams said:

    The glider is one of the FUN things to do. I’m sure it has some tactical advantage in PVP but in PVE it’s just fun and useful. You built a world with sky high pillars and cliffs and for 2 YEARS we have used the glider to explore and travel. Please please please change it back. How about no weapons while gliding? How about limiting gliding time? How about a quicker wear out? The height restriction is unnecessary and debilitating.

    I hate it. The glider should have just been left alone. You say no weapons during gliding but I’m sure you play on pve and not on pvp. Sniping and gliding is not as easy as people who play on pve would think it is. Just leave the damn gliders alone now traveling from our main base to our border towers to defend will be that much harder, I never heard anyone complaining about gliders to begin with. 
    we would be so much happier to see less new content and just fix and work on the things already in game. They add hats yet Christmas trees still don’t work, they nerf gliders yet cross grid trading still isn’t working, they add lumber yards but control points still don’t collect taxes. 
    stop just adding stuff for the sake of adding stuff that doesn’t really effect the overall gameplay and focus on current in game mechanics that do so you don’t keep creating a longer list of crap to fix later. Tranq arrows.... what were you thinking they are useless and whoever tested and decided it was useful should be looking for a new job. 

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    I just tested the "new gliders". All we get to do is skim on the ground. They are basically out of the game now. I have one thing to say about it. Screw you developers. Seriously, go fork yourselves with your stupid new bear hats. You just removed the only fun thing in this game. Shame on you.

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    As supportive as some of the community tries to be, the sheer lack of balance in these updates is demoralizing. From the beginning of barrels in cannons, to ships costing unsustainable amounts of gold, and now gliders being practically useless. It seems it’s a teeter totter from one extreme to the other. I will thank you for the removal of barrels from cannons on behalf of the majority of the player base, and that you continue to put effort and time into optimizing the gameplay. However, perhaps consulting players on how to solve problems would offer more popular solutions. 
    it seems like the glider nerf is your solution for lighthouses being used on barrel bombing towers. This is ridiculous, for several reasons with realism being the first. Then you have mountains on islands that are well above 2 lighthouses high and it’s the most efficient way to get around. And third, it is an incredibly enjoyable experience in the game that actually can draw in players. Instead of nerfing an enjoyable tool and experience in the game, you instead limit the placing of lighthouses to below 100m?

    Balance.

    Another hot topic is the gold cost of ships. Small to medium sized company’s can not sustain the gold costs of the ships. With large companies being able to put out larger upgraded ships, smaller companies can only splurge on their ships and likely only have common ship parts which are often the prey of larger companies. If you truly want all to be on the sea more, you NEED to make ships cost significantly less. 
    And I will say this before it becomes an idea you all pass around. DO NOT remove customization of ships. You will lose me as a player as well as every other captain out there. 

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    - You do not care about the people who play this game.
    - Scrap the gold for ships
    - First fix all the bugs fix the lagging
    - Give Xbox their own server
    - Listen to the people who play this game and did play this game
    - Fix the invisible warehouse and farmhous on non dedicated servers (i only play this sometimes to keep track)
    - Every time you send out a fix or update people have more problems first test what you make on a test server, it normel to have some problem but not this much.

     

    happy christmas for the people who play Atlas, and i hope Santa keeps the devs at the north pole

    To continued

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    4 hours ago, Warspectre said:

    If you ordered a meal at a restaurant and it wasn't cooked properly, are you saying unless you could cook just as well as the chef you have no right to complain?  As paying customers we have a right, even an obligation to point out when the service or product doesn't meet our expectations. Your post is patently absurd.

    Yes, it is in early access, but if no one points out when things aren't going in the right direction guess what the full release will end up like, if we ever actually get there? 

    i agree with both sides but I don't believe that "to point out when the service or product doesn't meet our expectation" is smashing your forehead against a keyboard just to hate on the people who attempted to make a better experience for you. 

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    Can anyone tell us who left the OP DEV in charge of decision making. Why does it seem that every decision made is almost always "all or nothing" from a player standpoint? Does the atlas team need testers? Because I volunteer as tribute. Y'all need to test these ideas or find other avenues of finding a happy medium before launching major game changing patches. I love the overall idea of Atlas but I don't like the ill informed or unimaginative restrictions being placed on players.

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    FIXED?????? PvE Warehouses should be limited to one per island for each company!!!BECAUSE WE CANT MAKE SHIPS WITHOUT GOLD NOW THE GAME IS USELESS IN PvE! FIX THE STUPID RANGE OR LIMIT THEM PER COMPANY. ONLY A SELECT FEW CAN THRIVE BS!!!!!

     

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    You people all need to chill out. If any of you think you could make a better game then step up to bat. Everyone knew when they bought the game it was a preview....

    @warspectre if I went to a restaurant knowing the restaurant only served Mac and cheese and expected a steak who’s the fool?

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    8 minutes ago, Justhetippp said:

    You people all need to chill out. If any of you think you could make a better game then step up to bat. Everyone knew when they bought the game it was a preview....

    @warspectre if I went to a restaurant knowing the restaurant only served Mac and cheese and expected a steak who’s the fool?

    Thing is they don't have their Priorities straight. And also, you going into the resurant that clearly states mac an cheese when you want steak, down right you. They need to fix not add to the problem, its not engineering where if it barely runs just leave because its perfect.

     

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    You clearly missed the first half of this conversation. I agree with all of you guys about the issues the game is having. All I’m trying to get across is to chill out. Some of these comments are just ridiculous. 

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    Pro:

    -Markets work now

    -Reversing ship speed increased

    -Bears can wear hats...i love it

     

    Cons:

    -MASSIVE performance issues in almost every grid

    -christmas trees dont produce gifts

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    who ever thought 110 meters for the glider to open up and make it from sea lvl as the start point your a moron half the island that are raised 20 to 50 meters above sea lvl are now useless for a glider like 300 to 500 meters would of be fine to stop island hoping with a glider like do you guys play your own game ?

     

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    You made it so we can't glide from the tops of mountains? Really? Why? Seriously the stuff you do makes absolutely no sense! Gliding is one of my favorite parts of Atlas and to do some of the maps and gather resources on tops of the pillars on islands sometimes a very NECESSARY part. Why on earth would you make it that we can only glide the height of a lighthouse? It is absurd 😠  I will ask nicely that you please change it back and ASAP. Of all the things to nerf... What is the point of a glider if you can't glide from the tops of pillars and mountains? Do any of you actually PLAY Atlas? Because it sure doesn't seem like it to me. 

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    4 minutes ago, PhoenixFire said:

    You made it so we can't glide from the tops of mountains? Really? Why? Seriously the stuff you do makes absolutely no sense! Gliding is one of my favorite parts of Atlas and to do some of the maps and gather resources on tops of the pillars on islands sometimes a very NECESSARY part. Why on earth would you make it that we can only glide the height of a lighthouse? It is absurd 😠  I will ask nicely that you please change it back and ASAP. Of all the things to nerf... What is the point of a glider if you can't glide from the tops of pillars and mountains? Do any of you actually PLAY Atlas? Because it sure doesn't seem like it to me. 

    Im positive the devs said said something along the line of "we try to avoid nerfing things unless absolutely necessary, and put our focus on making things fun.." Skimmed all the announcements and i cant find it now... Why has gliding been nerfed? 😒

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    19 minutes ago, Ranger1k said:

    Im positive the devs said said something along the line of "we try to avoid nerfing things unless absolutely necessary, and put our focus on making things fun.." Skimmed all the announcements and i cant find it now... Why has gliding been nerfed? 😒

    It baffles me as to what the reason could be for nerfing the height of a glider which the purpose of is to jump from high heights and glide down to earth... I would like to know their exact reason for doing so as well. And focus on making things fun... the glider is one of the most fun things in my opinion so it seems they like to take away a lot of the fun things

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    I entered my base last evening, I was about to test something about this new lumbermill but... well. G8 PVE got to unplayable state.

    There are freezes and warpbacks every 14 sec.

    I mean every 14 sec all wild fauna stops for 2-3 sec, then, if you move during this stop period, then you teleport back to where you were before this stop happen. It stupid. You jump from the pier to your ship, run through the deck, enter lower deck. Next second you find yourself running the pier right in to waters. You go for metal with your horse. You command horse to follow. You found metal node, run to it and start to hit it. Next second you find yourself 20 steppes back, hitting your poor horse.

    I refuse to play and test everything in these conditions.

    I had this issue before wipe, when devs didn't show up for a months! And yeah... I guess no codding will help here. Grapeshot need seriously improve their machinery!

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    On 12/22/2020 at 9:03 AM, Justhetippp said:

    You people all need to chill out. If any of you think you could make a better game then step up to bat. Everyone knew when they bought the game it was a preview....

    Dude u play on 25x boosted sever ..your opinion is invalid

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    1 hour ago, Charles Mason said:

    Dude u play on 25x boosted sever ..your opinion is invalid

    dude u play on 1x server ..your opinion is invalid

     

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    Someone whos familiar w the Microsoft petition process should submit a request to have it pulled from the stores until the issue is resolved.

    Does singleplayer even work?

    Maybe that would motivate the developers to fix the problem instead of (possibly) using sleazy tactics to boost their Steam sales

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    Good job broke the game for xbox players so stuped turn servers ofline till you fix the game and make servers for xbox only

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    Any code wizards know what it means when i look under file info section on xbox and it states IsPreIndexed:False?

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    back in the day when atlas had a population... almost like it was yesterday... lul. Microsoft basically say fuck you, grapeshot?KI5zbRO.jpg

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    On 12/21/2020 at 8:55 PM, ATLAS said:

     

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

    Natter n' chatter on Discord: https://discord.gg/playatlas
    Hear ye, hear ye on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/sailtheatlas
    Watch us scallywags on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/sailtheatlas
    Plus ye can band with us Pirates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playatlasgame

     

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         Ya know after the I calmed down from the Season 3 wipe i made a reasonable attempt to chill out, accept its EA, and i even defended this development team, playing devils advocate on MULTIPLE ISSUES that most of the community was opposed to.

         Theres no polite way to put it, y'all are as lost as a bastard on Fathers Day. You could give a fucking aspirin a headache.

    Case and point YOU HAVE A FUCKING COMMUNITY FORUM RIGHT HERE! Anyone who has access to the 4 other platforms your utilizing has a goddam internet connection. Your giving away your ad revenue you incompetent jagassses.. The only thing you should be saying on ANY social media is come to playatlas.com for updates and video. PERIOD. Put a few ads on the border and collect the cash you negligent ass-clowns.

    Thats business 101.

    Hopefully I've captured a section of your minuscule attention span by providing the thrashing you've earned.

    I won't even bother addressing game issues until you learn to have a coherent and reciprocal conversation ON YOUR FUCKING FLAGSHIP WEBSITE.

    Turn off the other 4 phones shitheads.

    Ranger out.

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