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  1. 2 points
    Can you guys finally fix the animals and crewmembers and even players falling through boats and floors? Every serverrestart our tames, crew (and we sometimes as well) are dead because they fall either through two or three decks or two or three floors, animals as well as crew, and it's starting to get old. I know this isn't ark, but you're using a lot of the same code, and I've only seen this happen in ark once or twice in over 1300 hours. Please fix this!
  2. 2 points
    Stop with this stupid daily raid timer. It will completely ruin the 24/7 pvp we have now.
  3. 2 points
    Gotta love those that label everyone that doesn't agree with them as a big bad meanie offline raider. I agree with the other poster's comment that demanding specific hours of 'no raiding' does not work when many of the players have different work schedule and time zones and for the record, I do not enjoy offline raiding nor do I get a buzz from it. Glad you have already had enough and quit the game, gives you more time to whine on the forum about a game you no longer play. priceless
  4. 2 points
    The first line of your post, all assumption ignoring the reasons I have previously stated for defending, and the last line of that first paragraph which slings a very incorrect political title at me, shows your true hand so I will not waste my time addressing all your tainted spew, just the couple points in this first paragraph before I stopped reading. And as an fyi- there are very few posts I literally stop reading without finishing but past experience has demonstrated that discussions with people that begin their posts ignoring your previous points while throwing incorrect political labels out are never productive conversations so I do not waste my time on them. As already stated, my company does not go out of it's way to offline raid but at the same time, we do not do global shout-outs to pencil a raid appointment on everyone's calendar, especially if this is a retaliatory action. No, I am not vehemently defending offline base raiding simply because I benefit from it, I am defending it as this is a survival game and not every company has matching work schedules or time zones to know what day or time to raid someone nor should they. This is a pvp pirate survival game where the devs (with forethought) intentionally set up the game mechanics to allow raiding at all times so if this is not your cup of tea, they also set up pve servers where you are protected from raiding. As with most survival games, surprise is often an element of a successful battle so announcing to your enemies your are coming and waiting until they have all their players online to raid is more of a pve mindset, not a pvp pirate survival game mindset. Even if the devs would give in to the pve wanna be pvp player's whining demands and change this, it will never be enough as next there will be demands that 99.9% of all people would need to be online or whatever the next ridiculous demand will be. Regarding my lack of 'empathy', again, this is a pirate pvp survival game not a Dr Phil episode with an abused spouse as the main guest. And regarding those less fortunate than myself, anyone can do what I did, start out solo and if that plan is not working, adapt and make or join a company. Oh wait.... spoon fed entitled snowflake people do not have this capability as they are too busy making 'woe is me' posts insisting survival games be changed to their demands rather than adapting to the game like I did.
  5. 1 point
    Divinity Gaming is hosting... [DG Atlas Adventures] Active, friendly, laid back gaming community looking for more players.... No tolerance for exploits/discrimination to keep the riff raff down so you can enjoy your play time, no matter the game! Moderated Discord packed full of info to help you and your crew on your Atlas journeys! Have a question, need some help, just ask! x2 XP - x4 Harvest - x10 Taming! 100+ Player Levels and +++ Discoveries! Weekly events and giveaways! Steam Cards, Games, Discord Nitro, DG Store Credit! Monthly map image contest, if your map gets selected it becomes the background for 30 days 'Community Goals' set so that the players can work as a team to obtain boosted rates and unique rewards! Current mod list - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1646275495 We'll be adding Total Ships/Sails as soon as I get the OK from their Mod Author! Going to be DG's GO TO ship mod! 4x4 Map! Featuring the new Colonies/Settlement system on all grids! 150 pts per Company! PvE: 12 PvE Grids -> A1, A2, A3, A4 / B1, B4 / C1, C4 / D1, D2, D3, D4 PvP: 4 Center Grids! B2, B3, C2, C3 Equipped with Power Stone Islands, The Maw, Trenches, full of Mythical Creatures, and plenty of room for your crew to find a home! All quest lines and new content!!! Contains all biomes, all resources! Full customized donations shop with plenty of packs to spice up your game! Wanna help boost the server hardware, or future server grid expansions, you'll be compensated for it! Want to grab that extra horse you don't feel like taming, we've got that too! \^_^/ You can even boost the server rates and reward yourself and the whole community!! Supporter named Islands! (For those who have helped sustain the server and ensure its longevity!) Hosted on an OVH box with high quality hardware for smooth game play! Outstanding connection with great up time! 4 Active dedicated Admins! We're here to ease the burden of Early Access issues to ensure everyone has a great time playing the game! Fast admin reaction time! Get problems solved quickly instead of waiting all day for someone to get on! We always respond!! 5 Tier Recruit a Friend Program! Invite, Play, Obtain great loots for your entire company!! A friendly, active Discord! - https://discord.gg/BxfyJsR Official Twitter! - https://twitter.com/DivinityGaming8 Official Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/divinitygamingcom/ Official Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DivinityCommunity/ DG Atlas Adventures servers are based out of Canada. We host a handful of games! Ping for most of our European players is around 35-50 and we've had zero complaints on any kind of lag! We even have a few Czech Republic players who are amazed with their connection! 99% Uptime! We host multiple game servers, not just Atlas! If you are looking for more adventures, we might have what is right for you!
  6. 1 point
    1. Ship Panel from Wheel Add the ability to push F from the ship's steering wheel. Like tames, when riding them, the player is able to simply press F to access the tame's inventory and assign level-ups while riding the animal. Players should not have to leave the Wheel to level up the ship. 2. Repair All Structures Currently, NPC crew only repair the planks of ships. It would be a tremendous Q.O.L. improvement to allow these NPC crew to repair all structures including ceilings, cannons, walls, chairs, e.t.c. 3. Unseat All Crew I don't know about other players, but when I get off my ship, I unseat at least 4 crew members to ensure my ship's essentials are repaired before the next time I set off. This would be another amazing Q.O.L. improvement for the ship to have an implemented option to unseat all crew. 4. Man Your Stations Add an option to NPC crew on ships that assigns them a specific position on-board. Then add an additional option on-board the ship for assigned crew to "Man Stations." 5. Handling Sail; Reverse Allow Handling Sails to provide faster Reverse speeds. As it stands, ships can currently back up no matter what. If the Ship layout includes a Handling Sail, this ship should reverse slightly faster. 6. Captain's Deck As it stands, a Galleon is the only ship that comes with a snap-able slot for a receded Deck to be placed higher up at the back of the ship. I propose another optional Deck slot be added to the back end of Brigantines and Schooners, like the Galleons, for cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing ship designs. (The Brigantine is especially difficult to make the ceilings and walls line up with the back end of the ship.) 7. Improved Respawning @mKHammerBro Better Ship structuring to prevent falling out the back of a ship in motion. This happens often. Through Decks and through the back wall. Alternatively, re-code the Ship itself to act as a Respawn point, and change the Ship's accommodation level to improve how soon it can be reused as a respawn point. Maybe this will solidify the player's position on the boat when respawning at full sail. 8. Anchoring @mKHammerBro Increase Ship's anchor length to allow deeper anchoring. Larger ships can't get close enough to anchor sometimes. Maybe a craft-able mod or purchased at a Freeport. Additionally, stop beds and other structures from preventing anchor drop. Many can't anchor their own ships inside their own territory because of a random person's ship or raft anchored nearby. 9. Careening @mKHammerBro Introduce a new mechanic to ground Ships to scrape and clean the underside of the hull. In the past, this process was called Careening, or Heaving Down. Barnacles and other sea life clings to the underside and rots away at the wood. This could also introduce a new way to repair your ship's planks or add a temporary repair and/or speed buff to your ship. 10. Mooring @ikarirain Introduce a new item to be crafted at Smithy's from the Seamanship tree, Bollard. There are instances where a ship is too large to reach an anchor-able point, so it's been proposed to allow ships the ability to be moored in by ropes to Bollards, which can be placed on piers or shipyards, to safely "anchor" the ship in your territory, given anchoring isn't possible. Additionally, increase the amount of Bollards needed to moor a ship depending on the ship's size and/or weight. 11. Select All or Individual Sail Controls @Shakarian Ability to control all sails from the wheel, or select which individual sails to give certain commands to. For instance, all sails selected by default. But press keys similar to the cannon crews to deselect certain sails. 12. More Structures on Galleons @Vostik Vostik's Galleon is comprised so far of only ceilings, roofs and walls. and They can't even place a ship resource box anymore, yet I see a vast open space in these images still to use. Increase the structure limit on Galleons. https://imgur.com/a/Mz7F2TT 13. Look-Out / Telescope @Aristocrates It is known that being at the top of a mast gives the player a slightly larger render-distance so they can see ships and such ahead of time, but it would be nicer if there was a Telescope sort of attachment to build on the Smithy that could be attached to the top of the mast, further improving this render distance for preparation or avoidance purposes. 14. Additional Sails @Grodgen Auxiliary sails: Jibs, Mizzens, Staysails, etc: Currently we only have access to main mast sails. It limits the potential of ships. Ships have tons of sails on them, including these smaller or medium sized ones. Have them take up sail a small amount of points like masts but provide enough bonuses to the ship to make them viable. Lateen Sails: We have square sails, gaff sails, and mainsails in game right now, however, we are missing lateen sails, which were used way before the other three became popular. 15. Collidable Bowsprits / Figureheads @Grodgen Collidable Bowsprits / Figureheads: Currently they have no collision. You can't stand on them and it also limits their functionality as actual bowsprits. If you like any of these options, please reply "+1" an don't forget to Upvote the post! I'll be adding ideas posted here by others and tagging them for credit so this post gets bigger and noticed! Thank you for taking the time to read this @Jatheish! Regardless, loving the game.
  7. 1 point
    Current ATLAS Official Server Network Server Version: v207.991 Upcoming patch notes Please note these patch notes are not finalized and there may be changeS prior to the full release on the live servers. More notes to come! released patch notes current: v207.991 - Fixed bolas releasing creatures prior to their timer ticking down entirely. v207.99 - Fixed a bug which prevented tames and crew on ships from not having their claim timer refreshed on PvE. To refresh their timers, you will need to board the boats they're on. - Fixed a bug which would result in the XP Curse lasting permanently (retroactive) - Fixed a bug which prevented firing cannons which were placed on the top deck above gunports - Beds can only be used to spawn on after their initial respawn cooldown has cleared v207.981 - Inactive PvP boats will now automatically destroy after 4 weeks of inactivity - Enabled auto-destruction for decayed structures on Official Servers. - Sunken ships will always destroy after 5 days on Official Servers. This will clear the icon from your maps too, as long the area where the boats were sunk have been revisited. - Gunports can now be opened again without cannons (i.e you can now fish out of them again) - Fixed some invalid cannon placements / shooting edge cases. - Open gunports will obstruct firing from any cannons that are not explicitly linked to them, either by dismounting the shooter or blocking the projectile. - Fixed a Sail placement exploit. - New game.ini mode for Sunken Ships [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] DestroyDeadShipsIntervalTime=0 // Defaults to 0, meaning sunk ships would last forever and set to 2592000 for officials. v207.972 - Fixed an issue where NPCs on a Galleon's front NPCs would not replicate, due to the Captain being all the way in the back. This would have previously shown Missing NPCs, even if they were stationed. v207.971 - Updated localization for German, French, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Swedish. - Gunports will no longer open if they do not have a cannon snapped to it - Cannons using gunport-snaps now check for near-by freely-snapped cannons before snapping, in order to prevent multiple cannons shooting from one gunport. - Fixed the Global Ship Limit counting Sunken Ships v207.95 - Increase torpedo ammo weight to 12 - Increase the torpedo launcher weight to 240 - Reduced the weight bonus torpedo launcher receives from closed gunports to 20% - Bola CC duration reduced to 6 seconds on players - Bola release time now reduced to 0.5 seconds when removing it from a player - Torpedo crafting costs updated. Reduced by approximately 20% and updated metal to require 2 types of ingots. Mythos requirement unchanged. - Flame damage now eliminates ballista harpoons - Improved server performance on Golden Age grids as AoD enemies will only be networked to clients once they've awoken. - Ballista Harpoon reload time has increased - 2x Magic Mythos is now active with bonus rates for Harvesting, XP, Taming, and Gold. 207.93 - Mortar and Pestle slots increased to 40 - Soap Blueprint added to Cooking Pot and Grill - Large Storage Box slots increased to 100 - Small Storage Box slots increased to 40 - Sugars now stack to 500 (increased) - Thatch now stacks to 1000 (increased) - Grenade weight increased to 5 - Firegel, Gunpowder, Blasting powder, Mythos and Coral can now be stored in the ship resource box. - Reduced Grenade damage to players by 33%, to NPC Crew and Creatures by 10% - Increased Playershop health to 12000 - Reduced base damage of Blackjacks by 10% and reduced the Fall Swing damage by 65% - Doubled stamina cost of shield bash - Fire Elemental now takes 50% more damage from Shotguns and 100% more damage from Ballista - Fixed ""Fail" sound line for the medkit using male voiceline for female characters - Fixed being able to place wallhooks on demolishable resources to prevent floating structures - Fixed being able to place triangle foundations on top of beds - Player Name is now included in the tribe log when scuttling ships or demolishing it via a shipyard - Fixed a bug which allowed you to move whilst bola'd - You can now base on non-allied PvE boats, and we've added an actionwheel entry to force non-allied characters off of your ship in PvE 207.91 - Torpedo Damage reduced by 45% - Boats will no longer sink when overweighted or overcrewed if they are fully anchored (green anchor) - Settlement Mode: Claim Flags now appear on the World Map for the grid region you're currently on - Submarines docked on hangars now retain their colour after server restarts - Prevented firing from gunports if the gunport has not fully opened. This is to resolve crews being dismounted as they were blocked for firing too soon - Quest skills are blacked out with a silhouette when not learned - Cocoa can now be crafted properly in irrigated grills - Fixed FPV reload animation playing when switching from TPV to FPV with the Crossbow - Fixed an issue where servers that were running for more than 4 days consecutively without reboot would have choppy water on the client. v207.9 - Networking range for players on ships is now the same as players not on ships (~34,000 units) - Networking range for unseated NPCs on ships are now about 18,000 units, and seated NPCs are now about 9,000 units. - Fixed Crows no longer flying to attack. - Fixed Shipyards at max storage capacity (300) fail to create ships. - Fixed being unable to gain any stamina after sailing to another server with a stamina debuff active from using any feat, for example, "reload overdrive" feat on a ship. Previously you would have had the debuff permanently until you die and respawn v207.81 - Improved third person view offset so that it now positions at the average head height rather than the center of the character's capsule. This should improve how it feels when the camera is brushed up against a collision in the world. v207.8 - If a launched torpedo hits within the first 3.75 seconds of being fired, it will do significantly reduced damage - Torpedo overall damage reduced by 20% - Torpedo overall projectile lifespan reduced by 10% - Torpedo and Torpedo Launcher crafting cost has been increased - Fixed hotkey assignments to save on relog - Readjusted Marker UI location when minimap is open to prevent overlap - You can now use "prying eyes" to look inside lock chests if they are your own company's boxes - Cannons/Puckles will no longer fire in peacetime if the structure does not own the claim and the target is a player or tame - Significant shoreline data memory optimization v207.7 - Fixed harvesting boost from giving more resources than intended - Fixed some unharvestable rocks and adding Fiber to missing freeports - Moved sextant GPS/Speed/Direction from above the hotbar to below the sextant compass widget - Prevented using Lucky Loader when in the middle of a reload - Fixed Harvest Boost and other skills from resetting their cooldown upon death - Crafting that requires 'water' as a resource will now consume 100 water, rather than the entire container - Fixed Grill not being able to use water containers as a crafting resource - Fixed overlapping text with Reservoir and Grill - Hydra is able to reliably break down trees - Fixed an issue with fishing rod where it would destroy itself when the item had broken v207.6 - Added JSON object library. - Added blueprint interface for anonymous communication between mods. - Added helper functions for: Searching for creatures by ID. Retrieving filtered class lists. - Re-enabled UObject counter in the devkit v207.5 - Fixed an issue with dropped ship cargo being incorrectly calculated v207.45 - Optimised Fog of War memory usage. - Added a new slider: Ship Draw Distance (note: changing this will require a client reconnect to take effect). This setting changes the distance at which non-core ship structures and seated characters will draw for clients. If you wish to revert this, move the slider all the way to the right, alternatively, slide to the left for higher performance (particularly in large-scale ship battles). - Looking at boats through a spy glass will force maximum draw distance on non-core structures and seated characters. v207.41 - Fixed some server-side crashes - Fixed double harvesting feat - Ship of the Damned will now lose agro if they have not dealt damage for some time - Ship of the Damned Galleons now have cannons on the front - Decreased the time it takes for Ship of the Damned to respawn on Golden Age Ruin servers by approximately 75% (previously 1 hour, now 15 minutes) - Fixed being able to drag players inside the Ice Dungeon v207.2 - Fixed a server-side crash v207.2 - Enabled Ship Structure Weight to the item tooltip - Fixed a client crash caused by crop plots - Giant Tortuga: Added step damage to prevent getting stuck on trees. Increased step height to prevent getting stuck on small obstacles and helps to more easily get out of water. Decreased tail swing range as attack missed at old max range. - Fixed combat state not being unset with gamepad - Fixed displayed ingredient requirements for Unthinkable Delicacy. Notable differences: 25 animal meat -> 10 cooked prime meat 10 Magic Marrow -> 10 Mythos added 50 hunger requirement to feat description - Updated Cargo container and Dinghy hangar to respect activation rank - Updated Shipyards and Scaffolding to respect activation rank - Server option to force disable structure prevention volumes Server Launch params: ?DisableStructurePreventionVolumes=true or in GameUserSettings.ini [ServerSettings] DisableStructurePreventionVolumes=true v207 - Fixed a bug which impacted Ship of the Damned's ability to sail - Updated the quest description for 'Veteran Explorer'. It now takes 25% of all DPs, rather than 50%. - Crossbow damage reduced from 65 to 55 - Faster reload skill effectiveness have been reduced by the following: Pistol - 25% less effective and Blunderbuss/Rifle: 75% less effective - Fixed merchant ships from sailing through islands Mega Update 2: Into the Ice! (v206.1) New Quests: Into the Ice: When you have collected all the Power Stones, head deep into a Polar Ice Dungeon to discover what lies beneath... Master Cartographer: Get at least 40% of the ATLAS Discovery Zones Skills and Feats: Feat: Instant Hotbar Equip, unlocked after completing "Master Cartographer" quest. Feat: Harvest boost, unlocked after completing "Into the Ice" quest. New Levels: Ice Dungeon: Found in the polar region, can only be entered if players have unlocked all the 9 power stones New Islands: Multiple equatorial and polar islands added to the ATLAS! New Boss Fight: Snowman Activated lights in boss arena now power a shield that maintains the Snowman's ice armor. Killing a round of minions will disable the shield, prevent minion spawns for a short duration, and allow the ice armor to receive damage. When minion cooldown is over, shield reactivates. When ice armor reaches 0, Snowman's health can be damaged directly and no more minions will spawn until the next health state. Upon entering each new health state, 1 extra minion will spawn at a time, and an increased amount of minions will be required to be killed for the shield to be deactivated/start minion spawn cooldown. When in the last health state and ice armor is destroyed for the final time, chaos ensues, and minions will continue to spawn until the boss is killed. Progress of minions to kill and ice armor are shown via floating hud. New Structures: Offensive Structure: Torpedo Launcher and torpedoes. Skill is obtained after completing "Into the Ice" quest. Building Structure: 3x4 Medium Gates Utility Structure: Ice Box - a high-insulation box for generating ice in cold areas. Has “active” mode that will drain ice but reduce surrounding temperature (reverse fire). Consumes less ice if “indoors”. New Resource: Ice - Generates over time in cold zones inside of the Ice Box. Decays relatively quickly if not in “insulated” storage. Can be consumed to reduce temperature and the half negative effects of armour weight debuffs for a short duration (15s per ice cube, max of 5 mins). Ice can be placed inside preserving bags to extend spoil times, and also lasts much longer in preserving bags. Relatively heavy. New Cosmetics: Player: Hydra Hide Armour Set, and Cyclops Heavy Armour Set Ship: Hydra Steering Wheel, and Bone Skin Steering Wheel New Attachments: Boat Attachment: Cargo Racks (reduces the weight of items inside of its inventory, has a maximum carrying capacity and can only be accessed when a boat is anchored. Each cargo container will slow down your boat. At maximum cargo carrier attachments, a boat's speed will be reduced by a total of 40%. Able to replace and pick up new cargo containers out at sea). Cart Attachment: Large Storage Box (reduces the weight of items inside of its inventory, does not work on ships) New Item: Fishing Net: Can only be used when sitting. Equips on the back slot. Will begin automatically catch fish when boat has met minimum sailing minimum velocity New Weapons and Ammo types: Ballista Ammo Type: Boat Harpoon (can be used to attach and reel in other ships) Weapon: Spear Gun and Spear Bolt (can only be used unwater) Weapon: Crossbow and Crossbow Bolt (multiple shots, cannot be used underwater) New Creatures Olfend: Can be tamed and bred. Used to collect, store, and shoot water to put out fires. Rare creature is found in the desert biomes. Giant Tortugar: A giant turtle carrier. Can be tamed and bred. Capable of being an armored organic vessel and able to carry 1 driver and 3 passengers. Very rare creature found in the new equatorial islands. New Features: Company: Map markers Company: Announcements Boats: Can now be unclaimed and claimed Controls: Full gamepad support New Quality of Life Improvements: UX: Revamped Skill Tree UI UX: Adjusted 3rd person aiming so there is less likelihood of foliage clipping UX: Sextant Buff Corner Mini Map is now hidden by default and can be revealed by pressing the H key. Sextant Mini Map can be permanently enabled by turning on the option in Advanced Settings Combat: Players now have the option to turn dual wielding weapons off by holding the TAB key and the hotbar key to equip the new pistol, rather than duel wield it. Combat: Gun hotbar equip time now scales (improves) with the various reloading skills Combat: You can now attack from the run-state (but not whilst running). Previously when attempting to attack whilst running, you would have had to pause, then attack. Now you can go straight from a run into an attack. Structures: The grill can now be attached to water pipes Controls: You can now use the F key as an option to pick up all items from the floor within a certain radius Ship: Pressing the F key whilst driving the ship, now allows you to access its inventory menu Bug Fixes: Skills: Fixed skills showing up in the wrong order on the skill tree Ships: Fixed a bug which prevented ships from reversing when they bumped into shores Ships: Fixed pressing right click to zoom in on the compass when sitting at a wheel of a ship Ships: Can no longer place a Steering Wheel inside the sail mast Building: Fixed a bug which prevented Water Reservoirs from irrigating grills if gathering water from a non-lake source Building: Fixed vertical encroachment check on the bookcase so it fits in 1-high wall rooms Resources: Fixed a bug where brain coral and fire coral were incorrectly labeled Map: Multiple level fixes (holes, waterfall transitions, soil types, etc) Creatures: Fixed a case where creatures would be stuck in the flee state whilst bola'd Creatures Fixed a case where creatures would appear to stand up briefly just after being bola'd UX: Fixed a bug which prevented you from seeing the HUD of a dropped item UX: Scaled the size of ammo texts on ammo containers to make them more readable and changed CanisterShot to Canister Shot Misc: Fixed icons for: Cooked Prime Fish Meat, Explosive Barrels, and Instant Equip Misc: Disabled male voice on female characters when using a repair hammer on damaged planks Misc: Fixed multiple cases where players shoulder disappears when harvesting with new anims Misc: Fixed manual targeting aim location not replicating to clients Balance Changes: Combat: Reduced sickle damage against creatures and players Combat: Sprint/Charge weapons have been disabled and will be re-added to the game as enhanced feats Ships: Small Weight Sail weight bonus increased from 515 to 1000 Ships: Medium Weight Sail weight bonus increased from 920 to 2500 Ships: Large Weight Sail weight bonus increased from 1300 to 4000 Ships: Small Handling Sail wind effectiveness increased from 101 to 118 Ships: Medium Handling Sail wind effectiveness increased from 101 to 118 Ships: Large Handling Sail wind effectiveness increased from 101 to 118 v104.91 - Crab can no longer throw characters when the weight of either/both carried characters is greater than the crab's maximum carry weight - Crab can no longer jump when it's carry weight is greater than 40% of its max weight
  8. 1 point
    On actual sailing ships, the rigging is climbable. This would also save weight on the ships. Thanks for listening.
  9. 1 point
    Today I experienced the brand new fuckery that is the updated cyclones. I could not sail through them without dying. "But they spawn only 33% of the time now!" except it was still a solid wall of cyclones and now they do significantly more damage. I am attempting to get a sloop to a golden age ruin so that my company can use the fountain of youth and get one bit of a reprieve from ONE of these awful mechanics for like a month, and in doing so I was killed 4 times in a storm and my sloop (admittedly, it was basic and garbage) was capsized. In one of my bed spawns, a ship of the damned (L20) immediately spawned and just crushed me. This is my limit. I appreciate a difficult game, like challenges, like having long term tasks, but this is just a bit extreme.
  10. 1 point
    - Dolphins chance to jump has been reduced to 20%. Thanks devs ! You solved the most important issue of Atlas ! - Fixed crew on puckle gun taking damage from fire aoe buffs This puckle defence never worked well, cant we get autoturrets and X-plants like in ARK ? - When gunports are closed they now reduce their specific snapped-cannon weight by 60%, open-ports are default cannon Well, you try to adress the front-shotgun-oneshot-everything issue, but this is not the solution. - Large Cannons now do 30% less damage against Ship planks and Ship Well, this makes large cannons pointless vs regular ones. I am not sure, but they did about 30% more damage than regulars before the patch ? So now they do the same ?
  11. 1 point
    This is not a game for a single player or even small gang of players In PVP forget of having fun playing solo or small gang. You will be raided, your base will be destroyed and stuff you gathered with hard work will be stolen every time you enter the game next day (assuming you don't play the game 24 hours a day). Few planks floating on the water will show you the place where the previous day you left your ship, that you were building the whole day.You will be building again and again only to give fun big and old companies in destroying it and robbing it. You'll be discouraged hard to stay long enough until you reach the state of the game when you could protect your base during your absence. Remember, entering now after a few month of game you're facing powerful, established companies that have the whole islands or many of them, that have all powers available in the game and that want to rule alone the whole Atlas. Everything what you have in the beginning are your pants and naive, false believe. The only way to play PVP is joining big companies, where most of the time you will be gathering stuff for the bosses. If they don't like you, you can be dismissed any time ending up with nothing. In PVE you can live on the water in tiny Sloop or in narrow and crowded piece of land in Lawless area. Forget of settling down in Not Lawless area to build long lasting permanent base. Two, three or five people own the whole islands. Many time they occupy the area with 20 or 30 flags in a greedy desire only to have more land. You can not claim the flag until they stop playing for 20 days or so. Will you have enough patience to wait for it. Maybe on the last day they arrive again to reset the counter for next 20 day. Travelling from island to island in my attempt to find some land I observed that there is not much life preset there. Despite of it nobody will allow you to settle. It is mine and go away. So solo player if you are very, very patient you can try but the question is: will you have fun?. Probably not.
  12. 1 point
    Dear OP, now you witnessed a thousand and one stupid reason why MMO suited ONLY for large companies and not suited for single players and small companies. Do not pay attention to them - these people either do not understand the meaning of MMO, or just trolls. On the topic: Yes, the claims system does not work correctly, but the developers plan to fix it in the big February patch, but judging by the latest patches, changes for the better will not be and the mechanics will break even more.
  13. 1 point
    I solo just fine on pve. I have 2 crewmayes but they are weekend warriors. I have like 6 claim flags. 1 brig 1 galleon 3 schooner 4 sloops. I have an Outpost in lawless. I have about 350hrs in game. I have lost ships to griefers as well It's not that bad.
  14. 1 point
    By your logic, pirates were actually sailors, because the sailed around in ships. Nope, they were pirates, just like we are in this game, not sailors. It is a pirate game likewise. The game needs to focus on pirate activities, sailing, exploring, salvaging ships, finding buried treasure, fighting, killing various creatures, amassing riches, building ships, etc. All pirate stuff. Making the sailing harder is not something a good pirate should care about
  15. 1 point
    Blah blah blah. Don't try and recruit everyone and you won't have these problems. I played ARK for 3 years and 6000 hours and never got insided once. There is also a permission system which if setup right prevents the most damaging kind of insiding.
  16. 1 point
    I remember reading a thread like this in the Eve forums over a decade ago. The beauty of these games is WE ARE THE CONTENT. We are the story. Its a open world sandbox MMO. We do what we want when we want. Some people/companies run on emotional response. Some are calmer and more calculating. Some are just plain sissies. I hate MMO games with limitations. I hate games with rules. This is the first game in a decade plus I am really really drawn too. Last MMO's I loved were Shadowbane and Eve. Both games have these elements. Insiding. Theft. Espionage. Doublecrosses. Hoodwinks. Subterfuge and to top it all off.....just plain old ass kicking.
  17. 1 point
    What the heck are you smoking that you would want a ship with a political statement on it? If that is on a PvP server, I'd sink you as soon as possible
  18. 1 point
    So, I spent about three weeks on PvP, and now about two on PvE. During my 535 hours spent playing, I've made some notes on systems/mechanics that just didn't make sense or were too punishing. Some of these might be more PvE side since that's what I've been playing lately. Honestly, I love the game and would love to see it take on more of an "MMO" aspect because I really think you have a shot at helping start the revolution that would kill Theme Park MMO's, and let's be honest, they need to die. The post title is because at the root of a lot of this, I see you are trying to make things take time, like any MMO would. But the route you have chosen isn't fun, it's punishing. I don't feel a sense of achievement upon completing my goal, I feel a sense of dred towards the next goal because I know it's going to be more of the same thing I just spent forever doing. The summary to most of this is that, "The juice needs to be worth the squeeze", and right now I'm squeezing with barely any results. - Food drain to stamina regen is ridiculous. - Requiring skills to use higher tier items is stupid, considering, - You have to find treasure maps - You have to then go complete the Treasure Maps - You then have to hope you got the right BP of the right quality, most likely you didn't - You then need to grind the materials - You then need to be able to craft the thing - You then need a skill to even use them? Like, bro, we already did a week's worth of work just to be able to make the item. - Too many "gates", this isn't a Korean MMO, keep people engaged with new content and reaching new goals, not stupid shit in the way to prevent them from reaching something "too quickly". - What the hell is with Thatch gathering? It's the only resource that doesn't have a tame equivalent, meaning we spend our stamina to gather it, meaning we have to eat CONSTANTLY to gather large amounts of it. (Like for a Galleon, for example) - Elephants suck, they drain stamina too quickly and their gather rate is butt. Why are Bears so OP and Elephants so UP? They both need better balancing. - Food mechanic is dumb, it's too punishing. When it's easier to avoid a mechanic completely rather than use it, what is the point? - Land claiming system is chaos, break each island down into small claimable grid squares or something. Trying to refresh them, when you can't even find them, is chaos. Hell, trying to even figure out "the line" between your Company and other Company claims is chaos. Completely remove water claims, they are pointless and just serve as an easy way to try to climb the claim leaderboard. - Trying to take claims from others is also chaos, making a central building where you can take over another Company's claims instantly would be far better when trying to take land from a large Company. It would limit the amount of defensive structures built all over the place and centralize the fighting on PvP / make removing dead companies easier on PvE. Make that building also offer additional perks / controls for land claims, such as being able to change settings for all land claims in a server from that building. (Based on the grid claim system I previously mentioned, that would work really well) Just make it take a super long time to claim so that the defending side has ample time to repel invaders. - Ship weights are garbo, I build my transport ships with nothing but a raised platform and a resource chest just because you have the weight set so low. On top of that, even then I have to keep them below half weight so that I can still travel full speed. If the ship has nothing on it, it can't defend itself, so all I can do is run from Ships of the Damned. Also, this makes the ship look dumb as hell. Ever seen a Galleon with nothing but a tall ass podium for a steering wheel? It's stupid looking, and a sad ass example of a Galleon. I want my ship to look like a Pirate Ship, not a Hull and a podium. - Get rid of Ships of the Damned, or at least their character model. They are so out of place in this setting and make zero sense. Kiilling other ships that look like ours and work on the same mechanics, not the ability to just go where ever they want without having to deal with the wind that we have to, would be better. Fighting other "pirate ships" and maybe even be able to claim Rare / Legendary ones that have a low spawn chance would make more sense. It would be super cool to be able to find, fight, and claim rare / legendary ships that have super low spawn rates but custom models. You can even balance them by not allowing building, they are what they are. It's also a pretty "MMO" type feature. - Some of the skills in your skill tree don't even have a function on PvE, such as the time shortening skills for claiming enemy ships. Why can't we claim enemy ships on PvE if we can claim their territory and their buildings? - (This is PvE side specific) Being unable to land on "enemy" ships is stupid, why didn't you just make it so that non-company players don't count toward weight/crew? Just make it so that they also can't access Cannons and what are they going to do, shoot pistols at SotD? It's not like they would have much of a use, and then they couldn't destroy ships by adding too many crew. Most people ignore your food mechanic, and even climate mechanics, they just use beds to keep respawning. So at worst, we'd be able to ferry people around, and at best we'd be able to not lose all our stuff because we accidentally ended up on an enemy ship / we'd be able to explore other people's ships. Showing off our ships is half the fun of building them. - Don't require points into being able to use items, require finding and using skill books to learn the ability to craft higher tier items. Give crafters more depth and provide another means of trade. - Break the skill tree down into divisions based on playstyle, not by category. Have fighters go down a skill tree for fighter related things, sailors/captains for the same, and so on. Try a "web" skill tree, not a "multiple tabs" skill tree. It would feel more "MMO" and be easier to plan out builds. Right now you have to use an external site for looking up where certain skills are and such, it's annoying. - Add a way to "stow" or "tie down" tames on ships, making them static structures on a ship like a wood ceiling would be. Travelling through servers with them causes desync that makes it impossible to get by them on even a Brig. When I'm taking fire and need to repair but can't because my Elephant is bugging out it really isn't a fun time. - Region lock China / give them their own server. I stopped playing PvP because they drove the ping up so high I couldn't even reload a pistol let alone fight back, and what is worse is that they do it on purpose. PvE is barely any better, there are certain servers I have to avoid completely because they drive the ping up so high by just living there that I can't even safely travel through the zone. Yes, they are paying customers and you want money, I get it. No, as a paying customer I don't want to have a game I can't fully access because of that fact. They need their own server and we need our American server region locked. Yeah, yeah, VPNs and all that. Great, the lag will be on their end and not the servers.
  19. 1 point
    So you couldn't answer the points I made so you're practicing the common tactic of shifting focus. Got it. Griefing is always going to be an issue in MMO's, that's just a reality. This goes double for a game in the early stages of it's development cycle, when the game's systems are still being poked, prodded, tweaked and tested by both players and developers alike. So that leaves you with a fairly basic choice to make: A) Accept that griefing cannot be eliminated and provide documented evidence whenever you encounter it so that it can (hopefully) be addressed and minimized over time. As part of this you will need to understand that administrative action is unlikely to be as swift as you might like, and in GrapeCard's case, there is a lengthy track record of response times that are poor at best. B) Play single player games where griefing is a non option. If one were truly foolish, one could attempt C) Demand a single player mode in an MMO genre game where numerous core game mechanics preclude that ever having more than a snowball's chance in hell.
  20. 1 point
    Above is a related "Suggestion" post I made earlier... It feels like the "Property Title" portion of this might facilitate selling ships. Vote it up if you agree..
  21. 1 point
    Fix this issue. You've left broken an entire skill tree. FIX IT.
  22. 1 point
    oh this was the issue then. i got my taming reset cos i couldn't feed. i did manage at the end and it was only a low level tame but this is broken ... i ended up using a shield to feed but it is still a challenge to find the right angle which would allow you to feed or not.
  23. 1 point
    Can't feed an elephant. Its head clips in the doorway in our capture pen and won't allow us to feed it. I can understand fixing the feeding through the wall thing but how are we supposed to tame anything anymore? So now we can't use pens? We can't feed anywhere but straight in the face. So you need to have 10 people able to do tier 3 taming, get them in a congo line and rotate them in as they each keep dieing over and over again. With every patch small groups and solo players lose content to do in the game. Now we can't tame. So any big derpy creature can't be tamed unless you get really lucky? After every patch there are so many more questions then answers. Stuff that did work just gets broken.
  24. 1 point
    Same problem but with a bear ... he keeps killing us even immobilized with bolas and in a trap, but we can't feed him. Our "Tamer In Chief" is going mad and salty
  25. 1 point
    You can change the Damned spawnrate by using the following arguments. ServerCustomDatas1: NPCShipDifficultyMult,NPCShipDifficultyLerp,NPCShipNumMult ServerCustomDatas2: 1.0,1.0,0.1 This will reduce the spawn rate of damned with 90% EDIT: Play around with the last value (0.1) of ServerCustomDatas2 to change the spawn rate. 0.1 = 10% of Normal spawnrate 0.2 = 20% 0.3 = 30% And so on 1.0 is normal official server spawnrate After applying the arguments, you must restart server, and then you need to visit every grid (by ghost cmd or fly cmd) and use "cheat DestroyWildDinos" to remove already spawned damned from the server. This will kill animals too, but they respawn quite fast.
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