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  1. 3 points
    You judge what is an complete asshole. I think your playstyle is not right, but i dont say "please leave the game so i can play it my way without you bothering me". This is antisocial behaviour in my eyes. Have a nice day.
  2. 2 points
    I kind of think this is a perfect example of why the game is struggling. This is basic information that should be readily available on the wiki or somewhere and should be explained by the developer not not left to back of napkin mathematics by fans who ultimately end up contradicting each other and not providing a definitive answer, not to mention having to sift through forums to find the relevant conversation.
  3. 2 points
    yeh the problem is people are moaning about the lack of players for an mmo,then they recommend that more people leave!Do people on here even read there own posts?Sometimes people moan to let off steam,you know like in a job or relationship,we don't just all get up and quit.You think that telling people the games not for them cos they don't like the vits bar is helping the game?there is single player now where they can adjust settings if they want to,it's damn good too.and people who are being griefed in pvp can try pve.There's many more good things about this game than bad,just stick with it.Ride the wave.
  4. 2 points
    We had a treasure map and AOD spawned into the pen. We tried everything to kill them or to get them out there. Maybe you should move your pen to avoid more accidents like that.
  5. 2 points
    I think most player spend a lot of time to takeing the resources from the resource box to the crafting table to craft My suggestion is all crafting table can draw the resources from the resource box. And make some options in the resource box 1.Make a on/off option for crafting draw resource 2.Make order number to the resource box then all crafting table will draw it by the number 0------>1------->2 to make sure ppl will not use the wrong resource box 3.Anchored ship will draw the resources to repair
  6. 2 points
    Hypocrite probably wasn't the word you're looking for. Reading the forums, updates, news, etc is exactly what I'm suggesting instead of playing a game you don't enjoy the current state of. There is nothing wrong with monitoring progress of a game. But for anyone on the fence about if they're actually enjoying the game or anyone always hoping the next patch fixes x,y,z, I highly suggest putting this game on the back burner and spending your game time playing soon something you find enjoyable with all features. Stop trying out early access games and playing them like it's the full game. Sure testing a patch is fine, but seriously, play something else as your main game.
  7. 2 points
    You got me wrong. I dont support active griefing, neigther do i do it myself, i feel griefed often tho. I support his arguments about blocking and stuff is griefing too. I hate when people jump on one detail when somebody telling his pov, losing the global context. I can not garantee to not spawn a map in an uncertain situation, so it could be me to spawn stuff in other people belongings by accident. You are still hurt from your loss, but u did not build according to the risks out there (no foundations) and you got punished hard. Archer should not ignore LOS @Jatheish @Dollie i second this. I also agree with a wider ban radius around foundations. BUT i think it could require a total rewrite of the spawn mechanic for maps (--> super low prio), bc it could made more bottles go poof! Ok, i could write more but i choose to Peace out too
  8. 2 points
    There are three easy ways to manage it, and if you find its not even remotely easy to manage then you need either help or find another game. Over dramatizing isnt "fixing" anything it just shows how you are unwilling to even consider an aspect of the game. Why worry about food when you can just eat poop I guess...
  9. 2 points
    It's not about realism, it's gamification. The Vikings were basically only able to live where there did because of the local Cod supplementing the lack of vit D from sunlight. Without it your bones become softer over generations leading to all kinds of conditions you really don't want to deal with. If their goal was realism the teased legacy system would get very complicated, very fast for these reasons alone. The objective was to gamify vitamins because survival and honestly they're not far off from a system that resembles reality but fits within the genre. It just needs some fine tuning along with Cooking.
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    Introduction Looking around, I have found a need for a comprehensive guide on the most efficient use of speed sails, cargo racks, and long-distance resource hauling. Especially now that singleplayer mode allows for quick and easy testing, we need to get more factual information about ATLAS out to the public. For simplicity's sake, I will avoid discussing weight sails, handling sails, and item quality (maybe you can look forward to a guide on those subjects from me in the future). Outline: TL;DR results Answering individual questions Quick summary of results Explanation of singleplayer testing Summary As a TL;DR, here are the questions I will be answering today and a quick summary of the answer: How do ship speed, sails, and weight work behind-the-scenes? Every ship has a max speed, if it theoretically weighed 0 lbs. Each sail you add contributes to the max speed, linearly. The speed is related to the square root of the percentage of your ship weight that is not filled. The following table has a few notable percentages (the speed % is compared to the max speed). For each type of ship, what speed sail configuration (small/medium/large) gives the fastest ship? sloop: 1 medium and 1 small speed sail schooner: 1 large and one small speed sail brig: 3 large speed sails galleon: 6 large speed sails What ship is the fastest? Contrary to popular belief, with optimal sails, galleons are the fastest, followed closely by schooners, and then brigantines and finally sloops (rafts aren't real ships :P). How many cargo racks should I put on my ship to get the fastest ship? This is a very complex question that depends on your ship type, the total weight you want to carry, your max weight, and the "empty" weight of your ship. As a rule of thumb, add a cargo rack if you have another 4,000 lbs in resources to put in one, and make sure you fill existing cargo racks as much as possible before adding more. What is the optimal way to haul resources long distances in as little time as possible? Once again, this depends largely on the factors in the previous answer. As a rule of thumb, load up your ship to around 50% weight when you are hauling resources. Here are some related questions that I Won't be answering today, but I will include some links to people that have answered them in the past (to varying degrees of thoroughness and accuracy - be your own judge on the matter): How accurate is the in-game depiction of knots (speed)? Do higher-quality (fine/journeyman/etc.) sails actually give any benefit? For a more in-depth discussion on each of these questions, keep reading! I will lead you through the testing I have done in singleplayer mode, and we will discuss factors that I had to ignore while testing, etc. Onward to information! IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE WE BEGIN: I am going to use the terms "maximum speed" and "speed" throughout this guide, and these each refer to a different concept. The maximum speed of a ship is the theoretical maximum speed it could go if it weighed 0 lbs. The speed of a ship is the actual speed of the ship, with whatever weight it currently has on it. Most of the math is done with the maximum speed, not the current speed. I will start by talking about how to use the speed and weight of a ship to compute the maximum speed. How do speed, sails, and weight calculations work behind-the-scenes? Ship speed depends on the type of ship you are sailing, the number and type of sails your ship is equipped with, the number of cargo racks on board, and the weight percentage. We will discuss all of these things here. I will lead you through the testing I did and try to explain some of the nuances that I had to think about First - The effect of weight on ships: My results: Ship speed is related to the weight of the ship according to the following equation: speed = speed_max * sqrt(1-weight/max_weight) NOTE: This does not take into account cargo racks - see the equation below for a more complete equation. This results in a graph like the following: The maximum speed depends on the ship you are in and the sails you use - we will discuss this more in a bit. Since the speed changes as the square root of the remaining weight, you can see that the weight drops off really quickly as you get closer to 100% full. Thus, any weight above around 80% starts to really slow the ship down, and for that reason, I suggest never sailing above 85% capacity, since you just travel too slow. My testing method: I spawned each ship in using ssf <sloop, schooner, brigantine, galleon> (pick one of the arguments in the <>). I set up the wind using the commands setwind 100 and setignorewind true (both are necessary for consistency). Then I opened the sails to full and marked down the current weight of the ship and the speed, once it stabilized. Using this method, the ship speed is very stable, unlike in the actual servers, where the speed bounces all over the place. Now, I used the admin command gfi gem_base 500 0 0 to get 500 gems, and I recorded the weight and speed - rinse and repeat until the ship stops moving. We now have a data for ship speed versus weight. Plotting the speed of the ship versus the square root part of the equation above, I got a straight line with the slope equal to the maximum velocity for that sail arrangement: NOTE: Keep in mind that this method will spawn a schooner with 2 medium speed sails and a galleon with 5 large speeds sails, both of which are not the optimal sail arrangement. The max speed I got from these tests just correspond to a sub-optimal layout of sails. The important part here is how straight these lines are, which proves that this equation is correct. This is a great fit, so I am pretty confident about the equation and the max speeds we get from this method. From now on, we can just manipulate the speed equation to solve for speed_max if we know the weight and speed of the ship. This will be useful in the next section. Second - The effect of sails on the speed of a ship: My results: Sails add linearly to the max speed of a ship. That means that half as many sails will push the ship half as fast. However, I found it surprising that each type of sail increases the max speed differently for each ship. The following table summarizes my results. If you can find any patterns in that data, please let me know - I couldn't find anything. The main thing to note with this table is the speed per sail point. Remember that small sails cost 1 sail point, mediums cost 1.7, and larges cost 2.66 (ATLAS rounds this to 2.7, but it actually is 2.66 when you add multiple). The sails get more speed per point the larger you get (looking at a single ship). This means that it is always beneficial to use as large of sails as possible, and fill in any remaining points with smaller sails. This leads to the following optimal configurations: Sloop: 1 medium speed sail (max speed is 16.03 knots) Schooner: 1 large and 1 small speed sail (max speed is 21.05 + 4.55 = 25.6 knots) Brigantine: 3 large speed sails (max speed is 23.79) Galleon: 6 large speed sails (max speed is 26.88) NOTE: I discuss the optimal sail configuration more in the next section. This means that galleons are the fastest ship, followed closely by schooners, and then by brigs and sloops are the slowest. This is important, since many people tend to believe that schooners are the fastest ship, but this data shows that they are actually over a full knot slower on average. My testing method: I spawned the ships as I did above. This time, I removed all sails and set up the configuration I wanted to look at (for example, 16 small speed sails on a galleon). I marked the weight and speed while slowly removing sails. Plotting the maximum speed (calculated as mentioned above) versus number of sails gave a line, and fitting a linear trendline in excel gave a slope that you see in the table above. If you want to compute the max speed of a ship, just add together the values for each sail from the table above. Third - How do cargo racks affect speed? My results: A full set of cargo racks (2 for a schooner, 4 for a brig, and 6 for a galleon) will reduce your maximum speed by 40%. This means that each cargo rack reduces your speed by the following amounts: Schooner: 20% per cargo rack Brigantine: 10% per cargo rack Galleon: 6.67% per cargo rack If you only have some of the cargo racks, it affects your speed linearly (for example, 2 racks on a galleon reduces your speed by 40% * 2/6 = 13.3%). However, the racks also reduce the weight of anything inside of them by 80%, up to 8,000 lbs pre-reduction. This means that a full cargo rack reduces your ship weight by a total of 6400 lbs (80% of 8,000). The weight reduction will make your ship go faster, but it must counteract the speed reduction just for having the rack on the ship to be beneficial. This is complicated enough that I gave it its own section toward the end of this post. In general, always drop empty racks, and fill up your existing racks before you add another. My testing method: In singleplayer, spawn in ships as mentioned above. Get the ship up to speed and start adding empty cargo racks. Make sure to take note of the weight each time you add a cargo rack (they weigh 50 lbs each). You can then compute the maximum speed as mentioned above, and the plot of maximum speed versus number of cargo racks gives a straight line. The slope of this line is the maximum speed decrease per cargo rack. This will vary based on your sail configuration, but the percentage speed decrease (speed decrease / maximum speed) will be the same for every ship. Assuming you read the section above about maximum speed, we can update our equation to include the number of cargo racks: speed = speed_max * (1 - 0.40 * num_racks/max_racks) * sqrt(1-weight/max_weight) In addition, I added weight to the cargo racks to verify that the rest of the equation still holds with cargo racks. Indeed, you see the same square root behavior. This means that the cargo rack has only the two effects listed above: max speed decrease, and weight decrease. What speed sail configuration makes the fastest ship/ what type of ship is the fastest? My results: The table in the previous section summarizes my results about the how each sail type affects the maximum speed of a ship. Using this data, you can see that larger sails are generally more efficient than smaller sails. For example, look at a brigantine: Large speed sail adds 7.93 knots to your max speed, whereas the medium sails add 4.24 to the max speed. This means that the large speed sails add 2.94 knots per sail point, and mediums speed sails only add 2.49 knots per sail point. This is the reason that you should always use larger sails first, then fill in any remaining points with smaller sails. Using the table on the left, you can see that galleons are the fastest ship in the game, when used with 6 large speed sails. This is followed by a schooner with 1 large and 1 small speed sail, and then by a brig with 3 large speed sails, and finally the sloop with 1 medium speed sail. My testing method: I mentioned it above, but once again, briefly - spawn in each type of ship and mark down the weight of the ship, the speed you travel, and the number of sails as you vary the number and type of sails on the ship. The plot of maximum speed versus number of sails is a line, and the slope is equal to the max speed increase per sail. As for the optimal sail configuration, I did not test every combination of sails possible for each ship. Although we previously discussed why larger sails are more efficient, this does not automatically mean that using only the largest sails is always going to be the most efficient, since there are some leftover points that could, in theory, be used more effectively. I set up an excel spreadsheet (on the left) with all possible combinations of sails for which you cannot add another sail. Some of these use all of the sail points, and some do not. I then computed the maximum speed with each configuration and looked for the maximum speed out of all combinations. This just so happened to be the result where the largest sails are used first, as mentioned above (and everywhere else). This just proves definitively that there is no odd combination of sails that uses sail points more effectively that beats the tactic above. How many cargo racks should I add to my ship to maximize speed? Another way to phrase this question would be - how much cargo would I have to put into a new cargo rack to justify the additional speed decrease? This depends on the ship max carry weight, your ship's "empty" weight, and the number of cargo racks already on your ship. First, let's categorize the weight into "free" and "fixed" weight, by whether or not you can put it into a cargo rack. Fixed weight includes plank weight, repair materials, and crafting stations, to name a few examples. Free weight can include whatever cargo you have on board, armor or tools, or even blueprints (although you shouldn't store blueprints in cargo racks - there are only 100 slots to fill up with 8,000 lbs to be the most efficient). The reason we want to categorize the weight is because the fixed weight is just dead weight, there is nothing we can do to reduce it. However, it will affect when we should add racks, since the speed is not linear with respect to weight. This means that we should add a rack when the amount of free weight we can store increases the speed of the ship (by reducing the weight) more than the extra cargo rack would decrease the speed. Mathematically, this gives us the equation (where x is the free weight and n is the number of cargo racks currently on the ship) Obviously, this gets complicated fast, since we want to solve for x... Well, I did that for you, and here is the equation for the amount of free weight you need to store when adding a cargo rack: where the empty weight is your fixed weight, and f(n) is listed below: ok, this is still quite complex (we haven't even touched what to do when the free weight is outside of the range between 0 and 8,000, for example), let's unpack this a little. Unpacking the results: If the math makes you queasy, that's fine. I assume most people don't want the math, just the rule they should follow. Unfortunately, there is no simple rule, because the math is so complicated. But, we can get a few interesting tidbits from it: The heavier your ship is without any cargo (the fixed weight), the earlier you should be adding cargo racks If your galleon is very light (no fixed weight), the you should add a rack if you have 15.6% of your weight capacity in free weight. For a stock ship with 30k lbs capacity, this would be about 4,700 lbs of cargo. Of course, this assumes you have all your other racks filled already. Here is a graph comparing the speed of a ship with optimal use of cargo racks versus no use of cargo racks. The flatter sections show where racks are added (for a default galleon with no fixed weight): This may feel a little underwhelming, but you can get much more accurate numbers if you actually compute the free weight from the equation above. As a note, the amount of free weight needed changes with the number of racks on your ship, so it will change as you add more and more cargo. I suggest you add a sign on your ship, noting the ship capacity and fixed weight right after you make it, and then keep track of when you should add each of the 6 boxes on another sign. What is the optimal way to haul resources long distances in as little time as possible? This is another very complicated question. In addition to the problem of the cargo racks (addressed thoroughly above), you now have the added complexity of changing your goal. There are (as far as I can see) 2 main goals when it comes to hauling resources: Haul as many resources as possible in a given amount of time. This usually occurs when you have a supply route and you will keep making return trips indefinitely. Haul a given number of resources in the shortest time possible. This usually happens when you are trading or want to go on a relatively small-scale resource expedition. For the first goal, you want to minimize the time spent on each pound of resource, so you can move as much as possible with the time you have. For the second goal, you are trying to minimize the total time spent, which is not always accomplished by moving the fastest at any given time. This is more complex. Let's look at each one individually: Hauling indefinite resources in a given amount of time: If you haul more at once, you move slower but get more across in one trip. If you haul less, you move faster but get fewer resources in one trip. We also have to consider that half of the time you are sailing, you are just bringing the empty ship back to the resource location. This means that the fixed weight of your ship makes a big difference in the optimal strategy. If your fixed weight is high, you should haul more cargo to avoid making many trips. If your fixed weight is low, you should haul less and move faster, since the wasted time on the return trip is quite small. Working through some of the math, I made some plots for the item transfer rate versus the loaded ship weight (with optimal cargo racks). Here they are, and we will discuss them after: It turns out that for 0 fixed weight, you should carry 12,530 lbs to be most efficient, and for 10,000 fixed weight, you should load up to 19,600 lbs. However, you can see from the 10k fixed weight graph that it may be possible to improve the efficiency further, since the cargo racks are optimized for speed, not item transfer rate. Specifically, adding the last cargo rack earlier would translate into extending the rightmost section of the graph further to the left, where it looks like it may reach a higher rate than this optimization allows. This is an area that can certainly be improved in the future. More unpacking: In general, you should load your ship up to about 50% of the way between the empty weight and the full weight to get the most efficient run. It can get better than that, but this will get you a majority of the way there, if you use your cargo racks optimally. Not much else to say here, that is the main rule-of-thumb of this section. Hauling a fixed amount of resources as quickly as possible: The goal here is just to minimize the time taken to get the resources back. Since speed drops off quickly as your ship fills up, the strategy will be to split the load up into equal-sized portions and take the same amount of weight each trip, so you avoid a few heavy/slow loads. Then, since every trip takes the same amount of time, we can just optimize each trip. However, the optimal weight HEAVILY depends on the amount of cargo you want to haul back. Look at the next graph (of optimal haul weights versus the target weight you wish to carry back), and let me know if you can make any sense of the chaos: One bit of information to be gleaned from this mess is what happens when you need to haul a LOT of cargo. The chaotic mess converges to the same number that we got for the case where we wanted to haul an indefinite amount of cargo at as fast a rate as possible. Here is a zoomed-out image of the same graph I just showed. Obviously this behavior is much more complex than the behavior when you just want to maximize the rate. Therefore, I suggest that you just follow the advice there and let this section be more of a curiosity than actual advice. I mean, if you want to calculate the optimal carry weight every time you want to haul cargo, be my guest Summary Here, I will just list a bunch of bullet points that summarize the findings throughout the rest of the guide: As weight increases, your ship speed will fall faster and faster. Therefore, you should aim to keep your ship at around 50% capacity as a rule of thumb. This balances the amount of cargo you are hauling with the speed decrease from the additional weight. Galleons are the fastest ship in the game, followed by schooners, and then brigantines, and sloops are the slowest. When you are putting sails on these ships, start with the largest possible sail and fill in smaller sails afterward, to get the fastest sail configuration. As a rule of thumb, add a cargo rack when you have 4,000 pounds of resources available to store in it, and always fill up any existing cargo racks as much as possible. The heavier your ship is without any cargo on board, the earlier you want to add cargo racks when filling up your ship. The perfectly optimal weight arrangement is very complicated, and depends on many factors. You can look through the rest of this post for more info, but just know that these rules-of-thumb may not always be suitable for your exact scenario, and you'll need to use a bit of common sense. Thank you for reading through this quite long guide. If you didn't understand a part of it (or any of it), I will be keeping up-to-date with the comments, so feel free to ask any questions there. If you have any ideas you want me to look into further, I am open to suggestions for another guide. If you liked this extremely thorough type of guide, please let me know, so I can be motivated to make more in the future.
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    "AoD are now immune to anything except gun (non-puckle), melee damage and tame damage." My technique for fighting the Army of the Dead for treasure hunting was building walls and grenades after they spawn. Guns don't do enough damage to be able to effectively take out a squad of Warriors of the Damned (although they will handle the other mobs, like archers--if you don't miss!) and trying to solo three or more level 25+ Warriors with melee weapons leads to pain and misery. I have been playing Atlas without taming, instead depending on the gear and my skills and tenacity. The harvest bonus and good (journeyman+) tools mostly makes up for the advantage that tames give for harvesting. Only bears out perform me on fiber-over-time; the rest of the animals move so slowly I can about match for bulk collection them if my weight and stamina are high and boosted with gear. And considering that I no longer have to hunt high level animals, spend time taming, worry about the animals being killed, and save the weight of carrying animals around on my ships, I feel that this is about an even trade in game play. Plus I have about 24 skill points I don't have to lock up in the Taming tree, thus I can be more versatile in the other skills needed for the game. But you just can't solo a journeyman map without animals following the immunity to grenades and explosive kegs that was instituted in the changes this week. What exactly was the purpose of this change to AOD? What were the devs trying to fix that was exploitative? And now that there is a Single Player mode in the works, is locking out this style of play really a smart direction to go? I feel it is not.
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    Bola'd does not mean "can magically rotationally teleport in order to be able to face an assailant from any direction". It means tangled up in a mess of leather thonging. What's the very next thing the hunter does? Bind the quarry tighter than Scotsman's wallet so it never gets up again until they bloody well say so. There is not a hunter in the world that's going to make some kind of slipshod set of bindings in order to give animals "a sporting chance". Grapeshot, you cooked this foul witches brew of animal abuse and stockholm syndrome, you fucking drink it. When you discover the bloody great holes that YOU put there by not doing proper planning, don't punish us with bullshit band-aids. Twisting once or twice to ensure their head is not inside a rock, that's fine. But not constant twisting. If the player can find a spot to feed it, BAM. It should stop this magical rotation bullshit. --- I semi-apologise for my tone. As Dollie said, we get upset because we care. Yes, I'm frustrated. I want to love the game but you're not making it easy. Sadly, all I see is shitty broken fundamental game mechanic after shitty broken fundamental game mechanic affecting me on a daily if not hourly basis, while you spent your time working on stupid fluff that no one asked for. We've been asking politely for these things to be fixed since they first showed their god-awful faces at launch. Do we have to become famous streamers in orders to get you guys to listen? All the evidence points that way so far.
  13. 1 point
    Can't emphasize this enough. Tooltips/Infocards are in game for a reason. They need to use them for their intended purpose, not just useless flavor text... This goes for EVERYTHING in game from skills to stats and everything in between.
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    When placing Rope ladders along the side of your boat, I have tested and confirmed that if you place the ladders while the boat is dry docked "In construction" the ladders snap into odd places, hence leaving the ladders useless when climbing up. The best known practice that will confirm all your rope ladders work with out being glitched up, Is to Release your Ship after putting in all your planks. Now all rope ladder placement will be spot on with no issues. The same also applies when trying to build your unloading platform. Put all your planks in. Release your ship then finish it off, Alot of your headaches will be gone. During your construction phase. Other headaches still apply. Shallow water, SoTD's, etc. etc.
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    Thank you my honorable Sir TrevorJD. I couldn't have said it more "toneful" without getting meself kickbanned. Bola'd means bola'd for sure. As in nailed down, fixated, hamstrung, hobbled, chained, tied down, locked. I have never heard about a horse, or ANY animal at all being tamed by 1. beating it to near death, 2. temporarily binding it with a brittle bola, 3. then feeding it for some time, 4. releasing it, rinse, repeat. So if the Bolas are meant to be temporarily by design what we need after the initial bola is a more permanent tool to fixate it. so that after it gets up again, it enters a "peaceful taming state" like with sheep or chicken. e.g. for predators / horses depending on required taming level: LVL 1: Muzzle and shackles/Leash made out of string, hemp, fibers LVL2: muzzle/shackles/leash made out of leather LVL3: iron/steel/mythos What happened to good ol' lassos anyway? A guy with a rope tied to an elephant should be able to catch and hold a horse with a nooze dangit!
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    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1798006376 Trying to place a roof corner.. the game places 4 of them in a row, not where the highlighted area is. This is a consistent issue with the building system. You cannot even turn items using Q anymore.. Building in THIS game.. has to be in the top 3 most frustrating issues. Modders have made a better system than Ark or Atlas.. maybe consider hiring them and firing your staff.
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    I know all the respawn points of maps in my island. Building over pillars is advised. You are in PVE you dont have to be a douche about blocking spawns. If you were in PVP I would understand if you blocked spawns to maintain a defensive position. But since is PVE I can only say that is something you did to yourself placing yourself in this position.
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    Check my post history.... you will find that I do indeed offer something in the way of a solution... I am probably the most vocal on these boards when it comes to the very solution you yourself just presented.... bring back the old system with a limit of 5 flags per character.... until they do that UDO...... when you see my spam, you are in my base....
  20. 1 point
    So we comparing apples and oranges are we? First of all it is 2 different games. As you said Ark years ago vs how long again on Atlas? Atlas is still in its early development stages. As it was said give it time and see what happens with it. Ark has also had its ups and downs as well. Either way 2 different games here if you want Ark go play Ark. This game shouldn't be exactly like Ark. I will say sure it still needs some work done to it but that is part of EA games.
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    The greatest value obviously. Or just use the same list as S+ and let the player decide.
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    Also there are trade offs to living in the harsher environments. Pre wipe I lived in o2 and discovered one of the benefits of living there was that 4 of 6 metals were within a zone or two's reach tops. Given that higher tier gear requires a wider spread of mats and given that the weight of metal and it's widespread need in crafting (crystal is also heavy but needed for comparitively few recipes) makes moving it around in qty a logistical problem, having that many different kinds of metals within easy reach is a non insignificant benefit.
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    But you are smart! (you will find solution)
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    This was because the guillotine-exploit. If u reach lvl 100 now, u can normal lvl up.
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    If there was any consequence for death at all I'd probably be singing a slightly different tune (or maybe the same tune just in a different key) but there isn't and because of this many find it easier to just die than deal with any of it. This is a problem. It's an issue in ARK as well as ANY other "survival" game using these kind of mechanics without any consequence for ignoring them. Let me put it this way: They could have chosen to punish you for not micromanaging your food/water/vitamins, I mean really punish you for it, but they didn't. Instead they chose to reward those who do. Let that sink in for a sec... because one method provides agency to the player and the other forces the player to comply. There's literally is no downside to this system. You still don't have to give a shit about any of it if you don't want to, they even gave you the means to quickly reset, but those who do put in the minimal amount of effort get buffed. Win/Win if you ask me. I have yet to read a better solution for this issue than the current implementation of Vitamins.
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    I think people who block maps off on purpose or cause other problems should think again. People are getting fed up of the game and the ones that leave have nothing to lose if they come along and put huge walls around your structures in tit for tat measures. These people might get banned in time but it will disrupt your gameplay for weeks or months possibly. Think what you are doing, play nice and people will be nice in return.
  28. 1 point
    I'm getting a bit tired of hypocrites on this forum that suggest to everyone that if you don't like one or two aspects of the game then you should quit,and most of the hypocrites have complained about some game mechanic on this forum in the past.A marriage wouldn't last long if you quit over a couple of issues,you wouldn't stay long in a job either.Who are you to tell other people to quit?If you don't like what people criticize on these forums then why don't you leave the forum?I mean reading this is eating into your valuable game time right?It's starting to look like some of the fanboys on here spend more time on the forums than actually playing.I personally love playing the game,do I agree with every aspect of it?no,do I ask on these forums if things could be added or changed?yes.Have I quit?NO.
  29. 1 point
    Because people are poky in here. THEY BUILD ON 1 low pillar, or no foundations at all. THEY dont care for spawning AotD, dont know about the problem. AotD dont spawn on foundations for my understanding. The map can be generated, the spot can then be overbuild afterwards. When people build on low pillars, allowing stucking tames and shit, they ask for bad things to happen. How are you judging the spawner of the AotD, but not the (uninformed) structure spawner. Just because he says he would do it again? YOU ARE DOING IT TO HIM AGAIN ALSO! And yes, blocking areas off is griefing, if you claimed an island, you have no right to take it away from the community. When u do a map u activly support the owner with gold that is substracted from your gain. Try to comunicate in this game, u will get a reply in 1/10 if you are lucky, EU PVP that is. And again, am i ask to scout the area where a map is, and only if i dont disturb other are allowed to spawn the AotD? THATS what you ask for? I shell wait for someone willing to respond on my plead to give me access? I shell wait there for days until i get someone to respond? Not on my watch! I just despawn the map and sail off!
  30. 1 point
    listen, i don't do it to grief others. it is not my intention to destroy your stupid disney castle or your favorite cuddle bear. these players are using their tames as a diversion and a meat shield to their own griefing. they put their tames in a place so that it blocks other players from getting to some game content and then they're crying when it gets killed. i am just trying to do some treasures so i can get to the next level, and believe me, level 83 can already take a while. even without some asshole planting walls all around. blocking off spawns is griefing. read up the fucking rules of engagement.
  31. 1 point
    You seriously think it is okay to be the reason that nobody can complete the discovery point quest just because some selfish shit for brains decided to block off "his" island? *That* is griefing. *That* is antisocial behavior And that is what should get you banned. I would very much like to play pvp, but unfortunately there is no pvp in this game, only player versus offline, so every single day begins with: Own absolutely fucking nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Everything gone. Nothing in inventory, no structures left, no ship left, FUCKING NOTHING. Punch some trees... That is not a game, that's mental illness. When at some point it dawns on you that you might sit on top of an AoD spawn and you still don't move your buildings away from there, it is entirely on you. If you don't move your pen away so that people can get to the spawn, you apparently agree with having AoD inside your base. You refuse to go out of your way by even the tiniest bit and move your buildings. As a direct result of that, i refuse to change my behavior in any way as well. As long as you don't move, i won't move either. It sounds like you are way more unhappy with the situation than i am so i suggest YOU do something about it. And by the way. YOU come to PvE, where you full well know that nobody can tear off your fucking giant disney castle taming pen bullshit. YOU still build your fucking giant disney castle taming pen bullshit that nobody can remove. YOU eventually notice that you built your fucking giant disney castle taming pen bullshit over an AoD spawn, but you won't do anything about it. But *I* am the griefer?!? Sure as fuck, buddy. GTFO
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    There are already have a passive skill which slow vitamin drain a lot! I don't see any annoying problems with it, and I don't spend a lot of time on it. To kill a simple animal or fish and cook it. It's a 2-minute action! And another minute to harvest some berries and vegetables. Who are these people for whom is so painfull and annoying? Let them go to Sea of Thieves and just sail around no content sea and no challenge shores. Devs can make this system more interesting more logical and more rewarding! And about dragons, torpedos in the game... I'm ok with that, but I will really grateful if they make big animals untameable... I don't wanna play ARK with ships:) I want more ships, sword fights and more interesting quest and mechanics. Cause ride a bear to beat undead which defends masterpiece treasure (cause without animals is a real pain) is kind of sick...
  34. 1 point
    Got our bears bred to wild Level 102 And many razor Babys And Tigers And stuff.
  35. 1 point
    The spawn points do not move in my experience. I usually pick up maps on one of our home islands that I guess means I get many of the same maps. Jat confirmed that the maps rarity and distance from you are determined by where you pick them up. You are never going to pick up a masterwork that is in the next zone. I have been to the same spot for the same map at the same rarity and gold many times. How you find out where spawn points are on your own island is random. We have found a couple on ours by just tagging along with people when they land to do maps and then seeing where the AoD spawn. We then put up a signs around the perimeter of that point to let others in the company know not to build there. Animal spawn points are more tricky. We had a neighbor on a lawless go into decay which cleared his stuff. That island had never had horses on it since the beginning. After his stuff went away, suddenly the island is full of horses.
  36. 1 point
    Once I figured out that there were creative ways to engage the undead without losing any more of my tames, my interest went way, way up. So much so that I was almost too engaged in coming home to play the game every night. Now that they eliminated them, my interest couldn't be lower, and I stopped picking up bottles entirely. There is very little sand left in our sandbox.
  37. 1 point
    I know the definition and in this case it applies. You know what a really big flaw with the simplified, gameified, version of eating/drinking meat and water to survive is? It's easier to just kys and ignore the "survival" mechanics entirely. Vitamins incentivize participation with buffs. Equilibrium is not a negligible buff. My use of the word tedium was my way of leveling with you as the question was mostly rhetorical, I knew the answer. I do not find the micro tedious in the slightest. Subjective preferences.
  38. 1 point
    It's really not that much micro but I'll digress. Just to be clear, is it the systems design or the tedium of additional micromanagement that's the underlying issue in your opinion? Because one can be fixed and the other is your preference. Personally I'd prefer more features like this in my survival games.
  39. 1 point
    Come down. The people know/should know they build on a spot, it is their fault not his. I dont take the map outa hotbar when aproaching a beam neighter, i would spawn them also, without even knowing the situation. THE PROBLEM is the devs changed it so the sotd never despawn, and are worse to kill then before and changed spawns for many grids. NOT my/his/the other strangers fault. I dont think tames can kill high level aotd by themself, they heal to much.
  40. 1 point
    Temperate doesn't need more storms. Why does every area need tons of storms, cold fronts, heatwaves? Just because tundra gets, shock horror..... cold fronts, and tropical/equatorial gets, shock horror.... heatwaves, why does Temperate need more storms? If you live in tundra or tropical/equatorial then that means you chose to live in environments prone to those. Who says temperatue should be prone to more storms? Sounds to me like you feel because you suffer storms and cold fronts more that others in calmer areas should suffer more.
  41. 1 point
    I'll be in favor of all cooked food giving a buff of some kind, ramping up with cooking tiers. I only use the tier 1 - fish & chips / pork pies for food and all vitamins, and use little else in the cooking tree. If tier 1 gave no buff but there was a tier 2 & 3 fish & chips / pork pies that gave buffs i'd learn those tiers and make the better food, it' should not need harder to find ingredients the points spent on the skills should be enough of a cost. At the moment the higher tier foods are harder to make due to ingredients being quite specific, making cooking harder the better you get just seems plain wrong. it should instead have similar foods to the lower teirs but use easier to get ingredients. a good cook can make a fine meal despite limited ingredients.
  42. 1 point
    Vitamins are super-easy to manage and because of that I've never bothered to learn any Cooking recipes at all. As for a trade economy, the game has never really developed one in the way the Devs had (vaguely) hoped for, probably for several assorted reasons such as the tedium of travel, the randomness of finding someone selling what you want to buy and someone who wants to buy what you are selling, the failure of Freeports to become trading towns and maybe just lack of player interest in the whole concept, just to name a few.
  43. 1 point
    hi, i'm playing this game because i like to make boats and fight with them, like about everyone here i guess (even if the ship pvp is clearly not getting developped, even became useless with the ground pvp 95% of the time) anyway, It could be nice, i think that in a game where we can build our own ships, we could have more liberty with colors (what make your ship unique) … the only correct color combo that we can do right now are : Red - Black, Black - Yellow/Red/dark blue ; Purple - Yellow/red and Black - gray. Some colors that are cool look realy realy bad on ships, like green, blue, orange, Brown (even if its the ship main color) and even worst, some colors doesn't even affect anything on the ship, like all types of white that could look realy good ! could you add or a new type of paints/dyes that REALY paint to the full color or just fix its. (could be nice to get a sand dye color http://prntscr.com/obxipf Ps: Sorry for my English, i'm just a french guy.
  44. 1 point
    i need to be able to grow more stuffs , as of now can only farm veggies and not cooking herds / medical herds / fruits / berry is bad .
  45. 1 point
    Currently a Selection of Gatherers for Sale Elephants Rhinos and Giraffes No Deliveries Pick up in J4 or M4 View Below Site for a List of Animals with their Individual Statistics or Message Me here or on Discord (#Bel0005) For Sale Tames - Google Sheets
  46. 1 point
    Paying a 1000 dollars for a console to me screams more money then sense! Sorry man PC's are far superior in every way! For the life of me I don't understand console gamer's...
  47. 1 point
    The vitamin/food system was never explained very well, so I think there are a lot of people who don't understand how it works. The slow restore over time doesn't help that. Some of it just works badly. You should be able to restore your vitamins without overeating. It helps now to have the ice/preservative bags to keep food longer, but it would help more to have a way to put food in shops without having it spoil. Spoil times ought to be a lot longer on inventory-held prepared food as well. I'd really like to see cooking expanded and become more important too, but Id rather not achieve that through punishments for not eating cooked food, like death penalties, and stronger debuffs. That's been a common failing in this game so far - to encourage some game aspect not by rewarding for it, but by punishing players for not using it.
  48. 1 point
    It's not the damage, the nerf was because people were luring AotD on golden age ruins islands to the coast and leveling up ships by killing them with ship mounted weapons. But rather than nerf the XP gained from mounted weapons against AotD, they made AotD immune to a whole host of weapons.
  49. 1 point
    unthinkable delicacy - hard to craft BUT GIVES FULL HEALTH and balances all vitamins. or unthinkable delicacy- easy recipe eat shit - GIVES FULL HEALTH and balances all vitamins.
  50. 0 points
    Hi Team, I think you've just lost another player. We had a leveled-up, well-fitted galleon anchored in NA PVE D11 and it sunk. It was fully anchored and was most recently used within the last 48 hrs. There's no information about why the ship sunk. Nothing at all about damaged planks, overweight, nothing. I have dived the wreck and it's deep; there's no chance that it bottomed out. Plus, it was fully anchored. It shouldn't be SotD because it was fully anchored. It shouldn't be cyclones because it was fully anchored. It wasn't a disgruntled crewmate because the logs do report when ships get sabotaged. The owner of this ship was already fatigued from having to tolerate the wealth of other bugs and he's completely livid now. I've mentioned priorities before and all I can do is reiterate that. GS need to get not just some basic bugs sorted out but some reporting. As many others have asked before me, why the heck should we keep labouring to build stuff if there's such a high chance we'll just lose it to a bug? Replacing stuff due to wear and tear, screw ups and dumb luck is a normal part of the game but losing to random bugs really saps the will to play. You're cultivating a reputation for ignoring bugs and throwing in new stuff w/o proper consideration of the consequences. It's unlikely that guys like the owner of this galleon are going to give you a third chance and the growing number of pissed-off former-players is going to dramatically affect future sales. /shrug The game has great potential. Please reconsider the current direction. edit: I have since spoken to the ship's captain. He loaned the ship out earlier in the day and after it was returned, restocked repair mats. The ship has two dedicated maintenance NPCs (IE not assigned to a station) so it couldn't have been damaged planks as the NPCs would've repaired any damage. Even if planks had been within a hair's breadth of breaking (highly unlikely as I was online when the guys were using the ship and they didn't report running aground), as the ship was fully anchored, it should not have taken any external damage and NPC repair should've been much faster than time-based degradation (if it even applies to fully anchored ships in settlements).
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