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  1. 28 points
    Renamed the thread in the interest of fairness due to the fact that both Jat and Dollie have popped into the thread. 3/4 -The vast majority of the people DESPISE the land claim changes on PvE. Being unable to protect the resources from griefers, being unable to protect yourself from griefers deciding that they don't want anyone building within a half islands worth of distance, ugly pillars and foundations everywhere, people griefing the hell out of ships and blocking harbors, plus blocking you from ever expanding your base by builkding as close as possible on either side of you - hell, they already did that with the claim overlaps as it was, and now EVERYWHERE is going to be like that? - A portion of the people hate the idea of the wipe, yeah, I know it's necessary due to land changes and because of the rampant dupeing going on, as well as to re-test the new settings. However, right now, a large portion of the apprehensions isn't just losing what they've worked for, its also fear that this means wipes on a semi-regular basis, so why bother doing everything, again - especially with the land system being so completely against what 95% of the players want, they are going to expect another wipe in a couple months to try again. -Playershops in settlements on PVP, but PVE just gets freeport vendors. Seriously? WTF? This idea has been floated multiple times on both here and reddit, and the general consensus was that PvE players liked it, but PvP players responses were 'Cool, but pointless, we don't trade and would just blow each others shops up anyway." -Abandoned ships still not getting mentioned as any solution found for them. Again, seriously? Yay! The wipe will take care of them, but what about all the ships from the people week 1 after the wipe, who decide to try it again, and realize that the new system is just Ark griefing all over again and quit after a week? (Yeah, the last two are somewhat minor compared to the first one, but, it is something that has time to be changed) I know that the devs enjoy the PvP side of things, and are in contact with a few of the megas over there, but there is another 50% (give or take) of people playing your game on PvE. Let me introduce you to them. (Say Hi, guys). We are the PvErs, we're generally the ones who prefer a low-key playstyle, without being griefed, and without being forced to worry about play schedules. That doesn't mean that we don't play the hell out of games that hold our interest, for 300, 500, 700, 1000 hours+ in 2 months...and recruit our friends/significant others to play those games with us. We build - you guys must love seeing our buildings, you post them on the community spotlight, but these changes, and the upkeep decay, are going to prevent that, because some douchecanoe can just block us from building that last wing of our 12th century japanese fishing port recreation, or our dock and pirate village, complete with shops that have signs, counters, everything but actual traders. We trade - Some of us joined the game to be pirates, and fight SotD all day (Thanks for the new types, btw). Some of us joined the game to be traders, wanting to travel the world for rare and exotic resources and tames, and bringing them back to our base that was designed and built to be a trading port, land to sell at a profit to our neighbors, or to be the one stop shop that sells high end goods to people from the surrounding areas...but we don't even get player shops on our lands, and with no claims, anyone can build a base anywhere, to get any resource, or just go to the closest freeport. We explore - Unfortunately, if you choose to be a builder, the upkeep costs are going to make you a farmer instead of an explorer. We socialize - We're on official because yes, we want the full map, but also because thats where the population is, or at least should be. But, if no one is coming by to trade, and if the overall population drops even lower due to the claim changes and people who get fed up with griefing, then there will be no one to socialize with. Grapeshot, the uproar on these boards isn't because we hate the game, we love it. We're also the ones who spend 300, 500, 1000+ hours playing on PvE. You guys have a dedicated, passionate playerbase that a lot of other devs would kill for. A player base that has been telling their friends about the game, but telling them to wait to get it, because it is so close to being so badass. A player base who wants you to listen to them, and what they've seen and wished for over their literally millions of hours of playtime over the last 2 months. You said a month or so ago, that you guys heard us. With all due respect, you may have heard, but you didn't listen. You HEARD the complaints over land claim, and decided to exercise the nuclear option and got rid of claims entirely, instead of actually LISTENING to people and finding a reasonable way to limit those claims. (even 10 per company with <25 members, 25 for companies of 25-100 members and 50 for companies with 100+ people would have more than enough land for people, and left a huge amount of open areas for new players - especially with the extra 200+ islands coming)
  2. 15 points
    I'm wondering how many of you that are whining about the wipe have even watched the live stream, read the patch notes, or will even partake in the public testing on the designated servers when they go live? Yeah I guess by todays standards on video games-im considered old. I've gamed for the last 20+ years. I can just imagine how you guys woulda handled the earlier MMO's when it took you 8-10 hours of camping a solitary mob to get one update. You died repeatedly. Had to run back to areas that took some time to get to. I'm honestly looking forward to the changes. Yeah no claim flags on PVE. But before I start bitching about that i'm gonna give it a chance to see how it plays out. You guys are assuming the worst without even seeing it in the game context. For all you know the repair structure might be the size of a claim flag that will give a no build radius without the ugly red circles that cover the map. Sorry but there was a shit ton of problems that needed to be fixed- Grandfathered in flags that weren't claimable at all. Abandoned Ships that probably wouldn't be able to take any new decay settings since the flags didn't go through with all the changes. Claim timers to long or to short. People losing bases due to claim flag screw ups/overlapping. Ocean flags taxing sotd kills. Balancing Multivitamins-easier to die then eat food. Fountain of Youth issues Treasure maps going to tax banks Not enough sea area to build a shipyard. Not enough land due to people needing to have 100's of flags. No one wanted to pay rent to live on other peoples land-they chose to live on lawless instead. People hated the tax rates. Lag from 100's of abandoned ships/shipyards Crewmembers contesting claims so they were essentially uncontestable since things go into stasis if you don't log in. You can't tell me that after 4 days of trying to take a flag that the crewmembers on a ship still have food-when no one has logged into that area for over 24 days. That's just a few of the things I can think of offhand at the moment. Wah fucking Wah that your big base will get wiped. {Hey I farmed 30k organic paste, the stone and the metal to make my base) Cry me another fucking river. Or the wall of behemoth gates will be gone. I honestly hope they up the cost on the behemoth gates. Yeah i'm sure some Asians will foundation bomb areas. But hey they wanna take the time to upkeep each and every foundation they drop. More power to them. Eventually they'll get bored or the new latest and greatest game will come out. I have better things to do with my time and other grids to sail to. The majority of you people whining that you'll quit with a wipe. Please do just that. But I'm guessing you'll be back as soon as the patch goes live. The attention seeking behavior is getting kinda old. If you don't like official changes. Go to a private server. Hell they are bringing out a small map for you to play on. You can run your own personal Atlas map on your own comp and set it so its so freaking easy you'll burn the game out in a few days. Honestly i'm looking forward to the population increase. Most grids I sail to only have 1-2 active people on them anymore with the exception of lawless servers. I've had land, lost land, had ships, lost ships, had tames, watched tames die. Put over 900 hours in this game to date. I've been through the good, the bad and the ugly. Welcome to the real world. Shit Happens. I don't like my real life neighbors. I have a choice. Move or suck it up and deal with it. Sometimes my bank account gets overdrawn, my car breaks down, the weather is bad and I can't drive. You don't see me slashing my wrists every time shit goes sour. Aww you paid $30 for a game that wipes the map. Grow up and put your big girl panties on or move along. Plenty of other games you can play. So you spent a whole 300-400 hours building your base with the real world crap going on. If your microwave breaks after the warranty expires-you go buy a new one. Same shit applies here. No matter what changes they make. A portion of the population will never be happy with them. /end rant
  3. 14 points
    The more I read this release and rewatch the stream more I understand the dev team simply has no clue what they are doing. Please do the following steps... #1 Hire a real PR department. #2 Hire in content creators. Do not in any way suggest anything, just build that is your only job. #3 Do not ever listen to your own advice, it has a 99% chance of not working like you want it to. Your track record is proof. This game can be something amazing. Please stop killing it because you are blind.
  4. 14 points
    I really wish you would allow claim flags for PVE. This sounds like basically all of our servers will be like lawless. That means that people can come in and kill out spawns or prevent you from building by blocking and then there is the fact on lawless rocks and trees will spawn through the foundations. I really do hope you rethink PVE version of this. I feel we are getting crapped on.
  5. 13 points
    Background: I bought both the early access game about three weeks after launch, and after playing, a second copy for an alternate account for skill/crafting access. Between the two, I have over 500 hours of playtime on Atlas, and around 3,300 on Ark. Ark and Atlas are games that require a commitment, and a certain level of trust towards the server operators that effort will be relatively persistent. Some servers advertise high gather rates and scheduled wipes, for instance, to cater to that kind of player. It is assumed that official servers are (relatively) persistent by a playerbase. If the changes incorporated in the March update was in any way known at the time of purchase, making the game effectively PVE(VP), I would never have purchased the game, much less a second copy of it, and never burned those hours of my life soldering through all the glitches and bugs that this game so frustratingly offers. I bought what was advertised and sold as a PVP game. Period. I've solo farmed several ships all the way including a mystic galleon, and I've lost most of those ships to griefing, so no, I'm not a "free looter". That is precisely why I play, as I take losses I've progressed, and the risk is what keeps me coming back. That's how mature gamers stay with a PVP mmo, and I bought the game knowing I would take those losses. So did everyone else, only some people think it just "wouldn't happen to them" much like they think they will never die. This update is being forced upon, and at the cost of, the people who (were) committed to playing, in deference to those who never did. The game is radically being redesigned in a way that was never advertised, and to which I would never have purchased. It is becoming two game modes, PVE and PVE(vp). In fairness, you need to make refunds an option so that your existing player-base can freely and peacefully exit on good terms, and you can continue going down whatever radically new development path you choose to satisfy all your non-players. I find this necessary to post on your forums as apparently the game is modeled entirely around complaints made on your forums. I was sold two copies of a game you are no longer developing, and to which you will be wiping all content. Please make this an option to be fair to your existing, dedicated player base. Either way, I'm out effective today, the difference is in the perception your company retains moving forward, hopefully we can depart on good terms. Sincerely, Foxtrot
  6. 12 points
    I've never seen a company as tone deaf as Grapeshot. You literally have hundreds of suggestions on the forums and reddit - some good, some bad, some feasible, some impossible...and this is what you give us? You guys manage to do literally the exact opposite of what the majority of your player base wants, damn near every time. People LIKED the claim system due to it stopping the griefing that was so prevalent in Ark. What they didn't like was that a couple companies could take over the whole map and not leave any room for anyone. Instead of limiting PVE claims to a reasonable number, like you are in PVP, even 10-20 per company, you get rid of the PVE claim system entirely, and leave everyone open to foundation/pillar spam griefing, resource blocking, ship blocking, etc - with the added kick in the teeth that its not Ark - if there are douchebags who pillar/foundation the most desirable areas to stop anyone from having them, you can't just find another server with a lower assclown ration. You're even adding over 200 new islands for people to pillar and spam to unusableness. You have a pissed off playerbase, with a lot of time on their hands. Do you really think that a portion of them aren't going to make life as miserable as possible for anyone who attempts to keep playing? If you would re-think this to something like limit claims to 10 per company, 20 per company with at least 25 members, and 50 per company with 50+ members, as well as opening the 200 new islands, and even open lawless to be claimable, that would open more than enough land for anyone currently playing, and anyone who wants to play in the future. People didn't want to be tenants because they had 0 protections against landlords pulling their build rights, which killed that dead in the water. Instead of fixing it so that people had a reason to be tenants, with basic protections, it turned into 'Nope, burn it all down..." People wanted to be able to trade easily and efficiently, for all kinds of goods, taking all kinds of payments. They wanted reasons to go visit other people's lands, they wanted to give people a reason to visit their land, and reasons to go to far off lands, acquire goods, and easily re-sell them to their neighbors for profit. Nope, you get vendors in freeport, for gold only. People didn't want the wipe, due to discovery points, etc. Bases, resources, blueprints, etc...yeah, they suck to get and rebuild. Instead of just a land and item wipe, Nope, clean slate. - this isn't as bad as the others, but, still going to cost more players than just the land/item wipe would have. This has been a consistent theme, all the way back to the ship weight griefing. People wanted their ships to be safe when they logged off, and suggested that if the ship was at anchor, it wouldn't take overweight damage. Nope, we get magic fly traps. Yeah, I know, these are all PVE concerns, because thats mainly where I play, but I know that the PVP side is just as pissed about having to pencil wars in their date book, among other things. The people who compared the games trajectory to No Mans Sky, or Rust, saying that "Oh, Grapeshot said they're listening to the players now. They're going to turn it around.", aren't doing that so much any more. I'm kinda scared to see what the Steam review are going to look like going forward. When we asked you to listen to the players, we didn't mean to listen to what we were saying, and decide to implement the opposite, or the most half-ass way of what we were asking for.
  7. 12 points
    Typically we don't comment on ongoing investigations, whether they're open or closed, though we have made a few exceptions in the past, such as with the Hunter Doyou company, and we'll make one here too. We have been looking into this case for a while based on the reports we received and now that the investigation has come to a close, we have taken action. We understand that it may not come as quickly as you may like and that's a fair criticism, but it has certainly been on the radar whilst we investigate fairly and thoroughly. It is just a process that we are not and will not be transparent about. To reiterate, threads (sometimes with scant evidence) calling for the banning of players in no way expedite our investigative process and we may make moves to moderate witch hunting in the future on our forums. Ultimately, we will take action as we deem it necessary based on our own investigations, and the reports which are submitted to https://www.playatlas.com/index.php?/support-tickets/ supplement those investigations. Going to lock this thread now.
  8. 11 points
    Hello everybody! My wife and I play ATLAS since its release in December. It was the first game in years, which we both enjoyed equally. We both like different aspects of the game. I love the exploring with the ship. I really like the mechanic how to steer the ships. Discovering a new island with different flora and fauna is awesome. I remeber the first time I saw Yeties and I just reasently discovered a desert with cactus and stuff. She enjoys a lot the taming and breeding and running around with the animals. I loved creating a home for us (the building part) and providing stables and ressources for her animals. We have a small prt of a small Island, we call our home, which we improve weekly and increase our "zoo". We play on PvE because we are not interested in fighting. We enjoyy the Robinson Crusoe part :-) Normally I am not so much of someone that writes in forums, especially because I am a product manager in a computer gaming company and I know, it mostly doeesn't reach the decision makers. But I would like to mention the 2-3 things I wish they will not happen and one thing I actually would like reversed. It feels like the game is getting easier and easier and you take away so many challenges. It shouldn't be so fast to achieve everything. That takes away the feeling of accomplishment. Please do NOT let everybody spawn on any server or even island. Rather make it more difficult to reach certain region of the world. Don't let everybody get a Ramshakle Sloop from freeports (in 5-10 min). It was sooo much fun sailing of with the raft into the polar reagion and finding an excluded island. The wolves were crazy hard but after 100 attempts haveing a little cottage, that was safe from the wolves felt so great. We had bears on the island but no way of taming them because we had no honey. So we build a ship and I sailed out to find an island with honey to get it back to my wife for taming. I went from island to island. I was searching and asked people if they have seen bees and honey. After days I finally found honey. After some struggle with lions and crocodiles I managed to harvest some and sailed back to the arctic, where my wive tamed our first bear. Now you can tame with anyberry and makes it easy with the 2x taming weekends. Everybody has a bear by now. Where is the challenge? Same thing was for Giraffes: Finding wild beet, getting seeds, growing beet and taming a giraffe felt sooo rewarding. Using any vegetable feels like cheating and not special. By now you can find almost all ressources you need on every island. To encourage trading and exploring the islands should only provide the basic ressources and 1-2 special one. This would get people to interact and wander the whole world. The change, that is supposed to happen, that makes me the most sad is the removal of the clam flags. It felt great to have a place, that is yours. Our little paradise. Having a small piece of land, that you can call "home" is needed in this kind of game. Building a base is a big part of the game. We would like to have a garden and nature surrounding it, too. We want to create something inviting for other players as well. With the new system it will never be home and surrounding nature is impossible. Either people could build right next to you or it is spammed with pillars and/or foundations. Please give every player just 1 area (claim), where they can build their little paradise - their home. The wipe hurts but please let us keep the game, we enjoyed so many hours. Let us have a little home; reinstate challenges! My apologies, if it sounds like whining but I needed to say, what we feel about the upcoming changes. Maybe some who can do something about it (the product manager) hears about it. Kind regards Klaus Störtebeker EU PvE
  9. 11 points
    Hi, Devs. I know you're out there. I can hear you breathing. MeatSammich is right, and has been the most right of anybody representing the pve reaction to these changes since the announcement. There is also an excellent post from one of the "top companies", Darksea Dawgs https://www.playatlas.com/index.php?/forums/topic/51432-please-re-think-the-flag-system-on-pve/&page=2&tab=comments#comment-286113 It would be really nice if you would listen to your playerbase before making this rotten change and forcing us all to have to do the work to prove to you that it's a mistake. If you consider these changes logically, you should be able to reach the same conclusions we did. We've persisted through the bugs, the network issues, the griefers, and the hackers. I don't think it's too much to ask that you don't make us all waste a lot of time going out to the test server and showing you what a bad decision this would be. There are only so many hoops people are willing to jump through to help you make decisions which would have seemed reasonable and sensible in the first place. If you have information that we don't that indicates these changes are the better way to go, you might do us the favor of explaining that. If not, here's a recap of what you've just told us: You've said you were unhappy with claims, so we are removing them. You don't get to own anything anymore, and everyone can build wherever they want, even if it blocks your resources, your doors, and your ships. We're also adding decay and upkeep so now you have to collect mats and repair everything frequently. Happy yet? But wait, there's more. In order to do this, we're going to wipe the servers. We're also adding a lot of new content, and with our stated goal of helping solos and small companies, we've gated that behind the kraken. But here's a hat. Isn't that great? You're probably not very happy seeing everyone raging on the forums about these changes. But you know what's worse than seeing everyone raging on the forums? Not having anyone on the forums at all.
  10. 11 points
    Spot on. It's boiling my piss. I'm quite happy playing solo, but I have a good relationship with the other groups on our island-we all look out for each other. My base is small-fits within 2 flags because I'm not greedy. I've spent +400 hours, despite having a full time job and wife building up my base and adding a harbour to prevent my ships being sunk again through poorly thought out and exploitable mechanics. I've travelled the seas looking for resources to build because of the change to structure costs , but still find myself and my tames standing on the ground because we've fallen through the cliff platform. That or lose pets to aggro that manage to glitch into my base. I've spent hours trying to get past stacked monsters in order to hit the fountain upon reaching level 90+. Twice. I've had to go and replace NPCs that bounced off into the sunset when unseating and had to try to remember where exactly I was 15 mins ago prior to the unannounced rollback following a server crash to find the bear I was sitting on. I've been through alpha spams, SOTD spams, and been camped by packs of wolves. Are they saying that this unannounced and unwanted wipe is going to solve all of the other problems we're experiencing here? Are they fuck.
  11. 11 points
    Um no we dont need to chill, Im glad PVP is going to be great for you. Please dont diminish what we want from a game. We want to play PVE not PVP. We want it to work and we are trying to get the devs to understand that the updates they are putting is are not right for PVE. its good to see someone happy, as very few are. So enjoy your play style while we, or I try to see if we will ever enjoy PVE again.
  12. 11 points
    Wiping 700 hours of progress and then putting all the new content behind the Kraken? Seriously? I'm gone. Totally, without question. You cannot make more content by just forcing us to repeat the content. Wipes are part of Alpha or Beta testing. You never said this was Alpha testing. EA Alone does not mean wipes. I've been in many EA's that didn't wipe, and all the ones that did said "You are buying access to our Alpha test" Done. I know there will be dozens of these threads and I hate people that make their own thread for things, but just this once I will do it. And I expect there will be a LOT of them.
  13. 10 points
    First off Devs.....great work. I have to admit, you guys are absolutely making the correct changes. Not all will work, but I truly believe after watching this stream we are in good hands. I hope you guys weren't watching chat during it. Ive never seen so many trolls in one chat in my life. Second, keep pushing into MMO territory. This game has an absolute amazing chance at being the end all for MMO/PVP. The war system is also very intelligent. We all need to keep in mind we are still a year and a half away from coming out of early access so there will be a lot of re balancing to come. The wipe is also 100% reasonable considering the massive changes. Anyone complaining about it honestly is ridiculous. This is Early Access. Not the third year post release. Keep up the good work Devs!
  14. 10 points
    Please re-consider this system wich is planned for march. Lower it per member or something, it is fun to do and nice to have 1 or 2. PATCH NOTES: "There will be a hard limit on the total number of claim flags." So, on PvP it's possible and this has been thought thru. Now give us PvE players also an option OR let admins have a real job by letting them destroy loose pillars/foundations/griefers/hackers/exploits. This is where and why the majority of players take off to other games.
  15. 10 points
    tou cant wipe characters people has already spend 1000+hours ingame even tho you server wipe thats fine! but characters! thats too much what was the point of playing till now then! you need to let people keep their lvl/discorvery points if you want them to keep playing otherwise you will lose over half your numbers playing your game!
  16. 10 points
    Please refrain from taking part in early access games. It is only for adults.
  17. 9 points
    So some of the changes announced after wipe definitely seem likely to be improvements for small groups, but the decision to gate the new underwater content behind the kraken is a head scratcher. To start with, as a development/testing decision, why in the world would you want to gate your newest content during an Early Access period behind an endgame boss? What percentage of your playerbase do you expect will ever successfully unlock said content? My personal experience of 15 years playing MMO's of this type suggests less than half. Moreover, what percentage will unlock it within 60 days of a total wipe? I'm gonna offer as a hypothesis that the percentage of the playerbase who are members of large companies focused on doing endgame content will correlate to an overwhelming degree with the unlock percentage, which is to say far less than half. Do you want a significant percentage of your playerbase to actually test your new content or not? If the answer is yes than gating that content behind a final boss is boneheaded. Period. If the answer is no, then why put it in in the first place? Beyond how nonsensical this decision is from a testing perspective, it goes completely against the idea of making your game more accessible to smaller groups. The development team has the back end data sure, but are you REALLY telling us that you looked at the data for how many and which companies completed the kraken to date and it wasn't some miniscule percentage consisting almost entirely of some of the largest companies? I do not have access to the data myself, but this notion is one I am highly skeptical of. If that is what the data shows, then this decision further puts smaller groups in a have not category.
  18. 9 points
    I am starting to think people should have to answer a questionnaire before participating in EA. There will probably be multiple wipes before full release and once the game is "released" it will be wiped again. Did you guys think they would release the game and force all the new players to compete against companies that have 2 years of infrastructure in place?
  19. 9 points
    maybe the devs just decided is you who have to find a new game where spent your 24 hours of free time -_-
  20. 9 points
    I work and study. pls lets me sleep and be able to enjoy this game too. Thanks. Make this game a bit more casual is better for your and the game health
  21. 8 points
    patch notes Please note these Patchnotes are not Real , This Patchnotes are Ideas It Will not be in the next patch but IF You Like IT Give me an UPVOTE Share The Thread and Dont be Toxic And English ist NOOOOT my native language V25 - Maybe Sometime? Community Patch V25.2 (Fixed a lot of Text Errors , Added some Pictures ) -New Feature 1.Crew Manager -Renamed the "Tame Group" Button to "Crew Manager" Crew Manager checks now the area around you for animals, crewmember and useable Object and bring it to a list where you can give orders, set behavior or mounting/dissmounting Cannons/Sails by simple clicks. No more frustating whistle´s and missclicks and wrong orders to Animals or Crew. 2.SkillBook Intoducing the new Skillbook. We add on every skill tree now unique powerfull Skill´s but know you have to choose between 3 skills(actives or passive Skills) gives you special Abilitys for this skill tree. Now you can choose strong bonus for your playstyle. In the end of every skilltree u can unlock 1 Ultimate Passive Skill give u a "Master" of this skill tree. Mastering of a Skilltree will removed the minigame from Tools or Weapon. Animals have now a small skill tree (Active Skills for the Right Attack Slot or passive Bonuses. Attack slots explained in "Combat Redesign") with his own unique skills where u can choose the Playstyle for your Animal. You can Unlock the Skills by Leveling your Pet up. If you Tamed a Higher Level Animals some skills are already Unlocked. Example Wolfs Active Skill Unlock ... [Howl] Give a Buff for 30 sec give a 5% more Dmg . Every Wolf in an area around join the Howl and Stacks the Buff to an max stack of 20% Cooldown 2 Min Bear [ Berserk ] Your Bear are in an Bloodlust for 10 Sec. The Single Target Bite gives now a chance of an Bleeding effect. Cooldown 2 min The Skills you Chose will block the Right Attack Slots you have to chose your Playstyle. -Moved a lot of "Dmg Buff or Heal Buffs from the Beastmaster Tree (i.e. Natural Touch) to the Animal Skill Trees as Unlockable Skills Add new Skilltree link<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< It´s not ready :,( 3.Simple "E" System We removed the Stupid blue weel of Disorientation and added a "Simple E" system Now every Cannon or Structure or useable Object have a simple Funktion and the "Inventory Option" If u go to the Ladder and press E you Climp up or Jump from the ladder. If u want mount a Cannon Press E and so on. Now if u want some changes on your Object like Renaming, Gear your Crew you have to Hold "E" and u see the "E" Icon fills up now its opening an Inventory with diverses options and stats from that Object Here the Simple "Hold E" Inventory for your Tames 4.Respawn Rework -We reworked the Bedspawn system for some balance and join/immersions Improvements. Now every spawn on a Bed gives you a cooldown from 60 sec , the cooldown starting after u click the spawn Button u will be locked to that spawn and u have to wait 60 Sec befor you spawn at this Bed. But the Character will already set in the Location but is invisible and can´t move . In the 60 Sec you wait all the Structures and Object will be loaded in the Spawnloactions. No more popping in of Structures/Objects on respawn and don´t breaks the immersion anymore ... yeay If u get killed in PVP or use the Fast Travel to quick adds more Time for the Cooldown. Aaaand Sorry one more balance change we made. Fast Travel works only on the Grid you are. 5.New Render Engine System -New Render Priority In this Order Terrain, Structures and Ships, Animals, Players. Hopefully fixing the Animal falling through Bug 6.Render Improvement -Far low Level of Detail of Structures like and Shipyard or Gate are Simple Cubes and Ships with low colors and its little bit blurry. If u get in medium Range u get more level Details and if u get closer the "normal" LOD is shown. No more empty space on the horizon and close instant spawn of strucures! You can see on Top of the Mountain far Ships sailing by but not much Details only a silhouette. We hope to keep up the Immersion without Hard performance lose and u can see that Player Structures are build on an Island or not. -HUD Optimisations 1.Removed the dump Information Window when aiming an any NPC/Structure in the middle of the Screen and moved to the left Bottom as an static window. This window give you now all Important Information if you Aiming on an Object but don´t block your vision anymore. -Removed the Mortar Ammo Icon from the Ammo overview from Ships. -Ammo Overview will now shown in the Information Window -Added Health bar from the ship in the Information Window when you on the Steering Wheel -Removed the Weapon Percentage Numbers from all Weapons and gives them Hard Numbers. i.e. Sword "Damage 30". Tools keep the Effetiveness Stats. -Added a Buff Button in the Inventory near the Character Stats that shown what Buff and the Information from that Buff/Debuff. Only the Buff icons will be shown on the Bottom right in the Normal View -Healthbars from Planks only shown if you have the Repair hammer equiped -Added The Buff you get from a small animal in the Information Window(Need a Skill Unlock in Beastmaster "I know all Animals" -Added The Food Animals love (for Taming) in the Information Window (need a Skill in Beastmaster) -Removed the "Last slot for Food on Tames" and added a Food slot near the Information Window (its only will shown up if you Skill in Taming) -Added The Typ of Ressource u can harvest from Objects you aiming on in the Information Window ( in the Past it was "H") Needs a Skill to unlock in Survival Tree ( Knowlege of Ressources) -Removed the Hitmarker. If you Hit a Target the healthbar shown above the Animal/Player/Ship and shows how much Health he have left for a small time (4 Sec) (Ships Healthbar is the ammount of Health every Plank and Shipdeck have.) -Removed the Steam Name and Player on a Server from Steam integration and Join Notifications because everyone don´t like get Tracked, and the server don´t get killed by some Tracking Bots. We added the Bounty System on can set Bounty on Player Pathfinder Names/Companys -The Pathfinder Name is now YOUR Name not 123 or ???. And Your Steam Friends are not more 123 ... no more 30 friends in Steam called 123 -Change the Meele Damage percent % in Inventory to an Hard Number ( Meele Damage : 50 . Now its easyer to see how much Damage an Animal or NPC can deal. -Redesined the Crosshair´s for Range Weapons Bow have now High orientaition lines with dot´s in mid Pistols have an small white Crosshair Thounderbuster have a Cirlce Carabines a small Dot -Stats and Blueprint Redesing -Added New Stats "Damage Reduction" Armor Gives you now an Damage Reduction shown in your Character Inventory.Every Point in Fortitude gives you also a small percent Damage Reduction (Hard Caped to 30% only boostable with shields and Shield Skills) -Changed the Stats Stamina to an "Percent Stats" Easyer to Understand what is much Stamina or what is Less Stamina. Example ... Tamed a Bear with 115% Stamina or Tamed a Bear with 1234 Stamina? -Added a new Stats "Splash" Splash shown on Ammunition or AOE Attacks from Animals skills an give you an Information feedback what the Cannonball deal Splash damage or not [I.E. Medium Cannonball 50% Splash, Larg Cannonball 0% Splash] -Stats Bonus you gain from Gear or Buffs shown as an Green Number (Health:140 +10) onside the Stats (RPG Like, simple and easy to understand) -We removed the Stupid 0.001 Stats or Cooldowns Numbers the lowest number is now 1. And opimized the Stats on Gear, Animals and NPC´s. No one want to spent a 0.001 statsboost. -Removed the Common Blueprints from Tools and moved to the Survival Skilltree (Advanced Tools" Higher Tools Blueprints needs a Skill to Craft and use. Blueprints have now more constant Bonuses (+Inteligenc boost) Common (100%-115%(+max 10% Int Bonus) Fine (115%-135%) Journeyman (135%-165) Masterwork(165-200%) Legendary(200%-300%) Myhtic (300%-400%) - New Structure -Organ ( because i love the movie scene in Pirates of the Caribbean where Davy Jones playing Music on the Ship) (placeable only on Brigs,Galleons or Foundation get the Same Buffs but longer Duration because i only want to play this Instrument ;)) ) -Medium Wood Wall (Size fits to the medium Gate) -Medium Stone Wall (size is it fits to the medium Gate) -Larg Stone Wall (size is its fits to the Large Gate) -Advanced Stone Wall ->New "Ultimative" Stone Wall with more Metal Decorations thats looks more like a deffence Wall now.It Needs Gold bar (New rare Alloy Gold Bar, the ressources you need are on Golden Age Ruins and the Ultimate Skill from the Consturcion Tree have to unlocked) (The Cost of the Walls are the same if you place the 1x1 wall´s but have more Health) -Stalls!!! -small Stalls (3x4 Foundation)(can hold 10 Tames ) Only Tier 1 -Medium Stalls (6x8 Foundation) can hold 25 Tames) Only Tier 1 and Tier 2 -Larg Stalls (8x12 Foundation) can hold 50 Tames) All Tiers You can Accsess the Stalls Inventory and there is a List with the Animals Stored in them. When you click on an animal it will be spawned in the Stalls , a Gate will open and the animals waiting there for his owner. If you want to store an animal you have to open the Gate, ride the animal in an now you can Store it in the Stalls) Watch out an Elephant will never fit in the small Stalls -Cannon Tower (Company Unlock) -Castle (Company Unlock) -Reservoir Storage ( in the past Ressource Box, Can only placed on Foundations) -Tavern Now you can Store your NPC´ Crews but you give them Some Grog and Steak to stay in your little Clubhouse but the Goldcost are less as fuck now Small Tavern can Hold up 15 NPCs (Foundation Size 3x4) Medium Tavern Hold 40 NPCs (5x5) Large Tavern hold 150 Npcs (6x8) -Breeding Nest (small Tier 1, Medium Tier 2 , Larg Tier 3 ) We love breeding and growing up your little fluffy war pets but we chose an other way for breeding. -Removed the Biom condition of heat and cold for breeding. Now you have to build up a Breeding nest. But That your Animal realy feels like in their natural Bioms u need to fill the nest with Fibers and Thatch from the Biome where you have tamed the Animal. We reduced the breeding time to 3hour Realtime . But your Pet have to sit 12 Hours in the Nest befor the Baby animal get born. (Now Breeding is more Manageable -Cargo Dock for Ships We love the Idea of Transporting Ships, but a big empty ship with one Ressource box feels sad. Cargo Docks fill up the lower Deck from the Ships and used the same function from the Ship ressource Box before it. (Ressource Box will now slight nerved) Now u must choose between a Battle Ship with gunports or a Transport Ship. Cargo Docks will reduce the Wight of the Ressources their carry Schooner Small Cargo Dock 15 Item Slots (max Stack per Slot 10.000) Brig Medium Cargo Slot 35 Item Slots ( Max Stack per Slot 25.000) Galleon Larg Cargo Slot 75 Item Slots (Max Stack per Slot 65.000) -Animal Dock For Ships The Animal Dock´s consum the Lower Deck and comes with a Ramp for Loading in and Loading Out your Animals because we don´t allow Animals on the Topdeck anymore they are glitching to much around. On the Ships now u can Store Animals to snap point on the Ships Schooner "Small Animal Dock" Can hold [3x Tier 1] Animals or [1x Tier 2] Brigantine "Medium Animal Dock" Can hold [6x Tier 1] Animals or [3x Tier 2] or [1x Tier 3] Galleon "Larg Animal Dock" Can hold [9x Tier 1] Animals [6x Tier 2], or [3x Tier 3 Animals] -Company Archievmend Unlock´s -We removed the Sea Claims and bring a new Claim System into the Game. -Now Every Company Start with 1 Company Flag (can placed from the Company Window) for claiming a part of the Island. We increase the Size of the Circle for give some more place to build. If ur Company grows up u gain one more Company Flag . to an Max count to 50 Flags. (every 5 Players joins the Company u archieved one more unlock.) 5 Players 1 Flag 10 Players 2 Flag to an hard cap of 50 Flags/500Player) But we chose the attacking claim system whats aktuall is in the Game but you have Maintain the Company Flags If u Attack an enemy Base place a Flag(5 min Cooldown for the Attack Flag) in the Company Flag Circle the Claiming attack starts and works like the actual claim system. More Flags u have so faster is the enemy claim. So Big Companys have more space to build but loose it faster and need an active Playerbase for maintain all the Flags. Small Companys can deffend their Territory longer and have an easyer way for Maintain their Baseflag. (If you Not Maintain a Flag...Your Claim circle turns grey and your Structures will get damage over Time... so unused/Inactive island will be cleard up and give some place for new players) We added more Unlocks to the Company achievement system for give small Boosts on smaller Tribes and make the managment of an Great Tribe easyer. Players: 5 = 1 Flag 10 = 1 Flag Buffs every Player in own Territory ( Increase Health Regen. Decreased Vitamin Cost. decreased the Overwight movement penetration ) 15 =1 Flag 20 =1 Flag Unlock Taxiation Bank 25 =1 Flag ( every 5 Player one more Flag i dont counting up anymore ) 40 = Crew Cost less gold p/h in own Territory 60 = Unlock Lighthouses ( Give Buff on Anchored Ships they dont recive "Sea Dmg over Time" anymore around the Lighthouse and removed in a certain Radius the Fog of War on the Map 80 = Give Accsess to 5x Big Premade Towers with 3 Cannons Snap points (needs a 5x5 Foundation) but will Cost a lot of Stone Metall Wood and Gold Bars 100 = Give Accsess to an Big Premade Castle Give with (Needs an 20x20 Foundation) So much cost but gives your big Company a good Base deffences Structure (We make a lot of Designs we loved in the Castle so u can pick up from 3 Different Types of a Castle with his own Design) Maybe we change some achievements or give other Buffs for balance. - Redesign Golden Age Ruins We Redesign Every Gold Ruins Island to make them Funny to play and need some planing for engage them. -You choose your challenge! We removed the unused Decorations Buildings from the Island and put them together to 3 Big Castles/Caves. The Dragon Hort In north of the Island The Fountain Caves in the West of the Islands and the Powerstone Hall on East On Every Middle of the Island 1 Outside Alpha Boss will apear and every Player can engage them. But watch out, if more Player attack that Boss... Health and Damage Reduction(Hard capped to 50%) will increase. Every Dungeon are guarded by 2 Cyclops on the entrance and in the inside awaits you one Boss you have to kill to get their loooots!!!. You can´t kite these Bosses, their are in a Bossroom like in a RPG Doungen. If you Kill the Cyclops the Gate will open but their are no Tames allowed in the Dungeon. The Dungeons should be an Player VS Boss experience. (Want an Tame VS Boss? Alphas or the outside Boss is the best way for you ) From the Dragon in the Dragon Hort you have the chance to get an "EGG" you have to breed it and give´s you the Dragon for 6 Hours In the Fountain Caves a Big Gorgon awaits you for getting the Buff of Youth (like its actual in the Game) And the Powerstone Hall a Big Rock Elementar/or Fire Elementar waiting to crush you. You get the Powerstone from them. -Dinos will attack taming Structures if their are trapped -Soldiers of the Damnd are now more Trashmoob style easy to kill but a lot of them ouround the Island and in the Doungen -We Removed all "normal" high level Animals from that island and only Keep mytic creatures on the islands) -The outside NPCs have an Maxlevel from 60 now(except the Guardian Cyclops and Alpha Boss). The Inside NPCs in the Doungen have a Maxlevel to 100 now , Bosses have Level 150 -Every Boss give also a chance to drop a Mytic Blueprint -Bosses have and respawn cooldown from 6 Hours -Bosses Have an fight time like the Kraken then he goes in an enrage mode. - Creatures Redesign -Birds now fly more in the air but they have to land after a period of time "to eat or recover stamina" -Removed the Knockback and Add a "small Stun" Only Cyclops and Bosses have a small Knockback -Rihno charge Knockback removed and add a Broken Bones Debuff -Resized all Animals to smaller Natural size -Tier 3 Animals crushes Trees and Bushes and small Stones (no more Tree or Stone blocking) -Alpha keep the Actual size and the small cloud? flame? dont know what that is effect is -replaced with an Ghostship like Mytical Glow -Only one Alpha per island (Only Predators ) and 6 Hours Cooldown . If you hunt them you can loot Blueprint´s and a high ammount of Meat and Hide If you Kill the Alpha a cruel cry whisper through the Island and u get an Buff for 1 Hour that all Predators now flee from you ... har har now is our time to strike back -Creatures have now an on stand rotation . With A and D on the Keyboard these prevents the unatural movement from animals. -Fixed the Lions charge sounds and the all time charging you. -Reduced the aggro range from Predators to an more natural way. Their are more "Neutral" in medium Range but if you come to close they start Attacking you -Animals you had attacked and they can´t reach you, will now flee away -Fixed the Hitboxes and Collisions Box from every Creature -NPC´s will now pushed a little bit away from you. No more Bodyblock from the NPC´s -Crewmember can equip the Repair Hammer to give the ability to repair your ship. -Crewmember equiped with Meele weapons going in a Guard Mode with an good looking idle animation (like the British Guards from the Queen ^^ ) If an enemy Player comes in the aggro range from the NPCs the will start fighting. if the Enemy Player Flee´s or Die the Guard goes back to his guarding position. - New Combat system Simplify the combat system For Meele and Tames Every Meele weapon comes with 2 Basic attacks, with the unlock of the weapon (Fast attack low Dmg on left Mouse and a little more harder attack on right mouse but little bit higher refrese time) (You can change later in the Skilltrees the Attacks on Right mouse with different attacks or Buffs or combo attacks) -Short Meele Weapon Redesign Overview Blackjack [None Leathal path in the Meele Skilltree] Low DMG High Torpedy Knuckels[None Leathal path in the Meele Skilltree ,its a better Blackjack] Low DMG High Torpedy chance to Break Bones for Slowing your Target Daggers Fast but Low Single Target DMG With some helpfull Buffs (Poision Let the Target fall asleep Dual Wield or Throwing) Swords Medium Single Target Dmg but slower than Daggers and with a chance for Bleeding effects, or you can chose parry with your sword for a high cost of Stamina but can´t encounter an attack or combine your sword with a Shield (Shield will reduce the Movemnt Speed but give Damage Reduction and some usefull new skills) Mace Slow Single Target but high Dmg or Low AOE Dmg No parry possible Shatter The Ground and stun and Enemy for a short Time -Shields give you now a higher Aggro against NPC´s and Bosses -Shield can now cover Up from cost of Stamina with Damage Reductions -Shields gives you a movement penality New Weapon Daggers Unlock the Daggers for Fast single Target attacks Later in the Skill Tree u can choose between the Skills Poision or Throwing the Daggers or Dual Wield Throwing the Daggers Cost one Dagger Poision your Dagger and get a chance to poision your Target like Cobras but cost the right click attack. You have to activate the buff and Cost 1 Poision Glass (Crafted in Mortar and needed : Poision from toxic Animals and a bottle) Dual Wield will remove the Right Click Attack -Removed the throwing knifes skill and moved to the Dagger Skilltree -We Removed meele auto aim. -Meeleattacks are now faster but with small refreshing times Big buffs or strong skills have an cooldown. The Right click attack can be changed in the Skilltree after you unlocked them like the Skillbook. Now u can chose your playstyle with the Weapon u carry. More Like AOE Attacks? chose an AOE attack Or more Single Target with an chance for a effect like Bleeding? chose one. Or an speacial ability? Parriere with the Sword on cost of Stamina? no Problem Unlock the Skill and Drag it to the slot. -Reduce the Zoom in with the Carabine by 30 Percent and added a small swing -You can hold your breath on right click with a Carabine for a steady aim in cost of air and stamina -New Carabine Ultimate Attachment. U can attach a Spyglass with high zoom on your Carabine with an crosshair but cost the Right Click hold Breath and the Reloading time is increased - Discovery Additions If u Discover a new Island and get the Discovery now all different Ressource Types u can get from this Island whil shown on the Top Right of the Atlas map if u hovering over the Island. -Quality of Life and Game Improvements -Added fall damage for animals and fixing the speed reset by dismount in middle of the air -Animal spawnrate reduce by 60% and add a respawn cooldown. Nothing is more annoying clear the beach from animals run back to get Stuff or Crew, come back and the animals are respawnd again. -Sub Biom Animal spawning. Animals spawns now in their own Sub Biomes on the Island I.e. Turtels and Seaguals are more on the Beach, Elephants or Bears are more in the middle of an Island (I.E. Croc´s are more Rare on the Beach but in the Middle island their can be more) -Sharks are now more in the Open Sea and not in front of your anchored Ship None Spawn Areas for animals. Mountains and Structures have an small No spawn Area for Animals. Bey bey Dumbo Elephant trapped on a Cliff :,,( -Adding a Leaver to every Boat to raise and lower Anchor´s -The Emergency Ladder have now a better trigger box and will shown up (in that Blue build a Structur Design) -Removed collision on dead Bodys but u cant pick up dead bodys anymore -Hitbox are fixed no more clipping in structures -Ressource Box can only placed on Ships an can only Stack items to 5000max and don´t reduce the weight.(see Cargo Dock on Ships) -Ghostships will now come out of the Water (like in Movies) and Spawns only at Night -Reduced the Amount of Ghostships on a Grid to 5 per Night in random variations (High low Medium Typs) The Medium and Large Ghostships now have Larg Cannons( Sorry for the Hit and Run Players.... we want that you fight agains the Ships ) -Removed Ghostship Loot Crew Gold cost Ghostship Crew are so Happy that you saved them and dont want gold for 24h... after a Day they realy want some gold for Buying a cool hook -Rework of "Rename the Company". Now the Leader had to pick up a "Letter of the Company" Item from your Company Flag and travel to a Freeport. Now you can give the letter to the [ Librarian of Goverment NPC] and you can choose a new Name. The Name change after 12 Hours. The Letter of the Company have a spoil time to prevent "Player Parking with an Letter in front of the NPC" ((or maybe only a 12h Waiting time? )) -On Ship Building Redesign. Hell yea we love the Freedome of a Free building Warship With fucking lots of Cannons. But we have to balance this. ;X -Increas the Weight of Structures -Gunports reduce the Wight of snapped Cannons all time now not only opend. -Increase the weight of Cannons yea this is the real way. (now Top Deck Cannons are heavy as shit) Now u must choose wisely... A Big Tanky Ship with a lots of Topdeck Cannons but slow as Shit or a "Normal Ship" that moves much faster. Add: If we get 100 Upvotes, i will make Pictures from the Ideas . Writing down all that notes consumed a lot of weekend time. if you agree with that Post and share it in the internet i will start making some Pictures. Because Pictures are more understandable Make an Upvote here If you want that the Dev Team notice that Post Love and Kisses a Player want a cool and Great Pirate Game with lots of Content
  22. 8 points
    Just.... no, i Play Pve for a reason, and that reason is NEVER EVER be involved in chancer-toxic PvP. And btw... 2 Companys can declare War each other already
  23. 8 points
    Then someone with your age and experience shouldn't be exhibiting the double standard you are here. Posting a video of a kid with an assface and saying "I found this video of you as a kid." isn't "feedback" it's a needless insult. The poster with the shit emoji as avatar then goes on to call Jat an assface. Jat's only reply is to say I found an emoji of you. Given that the emoji is the exact same image this person chose as an avatar, how can that even be construed as an insult? If the guy chose it as his own avatar, how can it be an insult coming from someone else? I agree that being in a public facing position requires professionalism, but I agree with other posters, there is nothing unprofessional here about Jat's reply and indeed he shows restraint in the face of obviously immature behavior. There is a flip side of the coin to expecting professionalism out of people fulfilling a business role: It's called treating people with basic human decency. Since when does the guy with the shit emoji have no responsibility to control his own behavior and posting? Given your thread title and the fact you take Jat to task for the most minute of perceived insults but say nothing of the other party's behavior, it's obvious you don't hold him responsible at all. IMO this is the greater issue, the mentality that the customer is always right, even when the customer is behaving like a 3 year old. Yeah, if that's your idea of the "real world" I'll do without. As it happens I am also in business. I'm in sales and meet directly with customers in their homes. Sometimes they get upset and it is my job to be professional. You know what isn't my job? To take personal insults with a smile and tolerate such abusive immature behavior, and my boss fully backs me on that.
  24. 8 points
    I don't know what you guys are drinking, Jat, but I'll have a double. I can't comment on the pvp changes. Well, I could if I sat and thought it through carefully, but why bother? Nobody else seems to be doing that. The pve changes are insane. They're especially nutty as you claim you're tying to help small companies, solos, casuals, etc. In order of importance: Claims - Everybody seems to be freaking most about the wipe, but seriously, that's not the worst thing happening here. The wipe is hard to take, but if a player came back to something really great, most would get over that. You know all those nice pictures that show up in the contest you have, where people have built beautiful unique bases? Kiss that shit goodbye, because you'll never see it again. **You'd think one of you guys could just take a few minutes and pop into a few locations in lawless and have a look around. Most of them are ugly as hell, people are fighting with each other for every inch of space, putting down posts and foundations and bigass ugly thatch walls. They are throwing up temporary crap everywhere and walling off each other's resources , ships and access routes. Resources spawn right through anything built there.** Pve players are unhappy if they can't find a claim and are forced to live in Lawless, so your response is to do away with claims and make everybody live in Lawless. Brilliant. Can't wait to see all your new promo shots of players living in what looks like the town dump. That's your vision for pve? That's how a great game looks to you? Come on, that's amateur hour. It's obvious you gave up on the pve servers when you did that. Just put up a big ol' billboard that says, "Here's what's left over from our real sandbox. You can use it if you want. Oh, the cat's been in there, but don't mind that." All you had to do was limit claims. That with the extra islands would have given everyone a shot at a nice base. Dumbest ...move....ever. New content - The video looks very nice. Too bad the smalls/solos/casuals will never get to see it. Seriously, wtf are you guys thinking? You want to help that group and the only attractive thing about this update gets locked behind the kraken? Server wipe - I won't comment on whether you needed to do a full server wipe, just wipe the map and claims or how that could have worked, but you know server wipes piss off a lot of people. So disregarding the pvp changes, let's recap what this announcement means to pve players: There's going to be a server wipe and you will lose all your progress and accomplishments. But don't worry. When you come back, it'll be wonderful because 1. You'll have to live on lawless with no building restrictions (Edit): And your new crappy spot will decay and you'll have to pay upkeep for that dump. 2. There will be great new content which many of you will never see That's some fabulous sell job there, guys. It would take some real geniuses on Madison Ave. a good number of 4 martini lunches to come up with something that brilliant. Congratulations.
  25. 8 points
    Just a note to thank all the great players I have met throughout my travels. I have met people who have just literally given me the shirt off their back. One person gave me a set of pigs, another blueprints, and one person, gave me blueprints and a BEAR!!! Everyone I have met throughout my travels has just been the nicest people. Thanks to all of you who are gracious with your fellow players! To the gentleman who gave me the bear, that was a very selfless gift. Thank you. That beautiful bear lasted all of one day before a alpha cobra broke through my fence, then climbed a 2 high wall and glitched through my wall and killed all of my animals while I was out working. Players may be great, but man is this game glitchy and unfair sometimes. So if you help out your fellow man, this shout out is to you. Thanks for making this game bearable (pun intended haha)