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    Ahoy Pathfinders! Over the past week, the crew have been engaged in deep discussion over our core design and philosophy of the game. We’ll be making changes based on your feedback and our internal reviews over the past 5 weeks. This Captain’s Log is going to go take a high-level look at our plans going forward! the Golden Age of Piracy! We recognize that the game has a lot of fun mechanics and gameplay that players enjoy, especially when you can live out your dreams of being a pirate. However, the feedback we often receive is that it’s too tailored to large companies, alpha groups, and hardcore players. A large number of you have expressed that you are unable to make enough progress to reach this stage of the game, due to our hardcore design. Our thinking going forward, with the community’s help and feedback, we plan to make the game less punishing and reduce the steep climb required for players to reach the parts of the game which make it special. This means we’re going to be changing core systems to ensure that those who do not have as much time to invest or play in small groups or as solo players are still able to experience the highs seas of ATLAS. For those of you in large companies, worry not, as you are still a fundamental part of our design and key to the game’s vision. We believe there are changes we can make which will make the game more immediately accessible for everyone and overall more enjoyable, without detracting from the heights that large and dedicated groups of players can achieve. All players will be able to experience the best parts of this humongous shared persistent world, whether you’re a solo player, a small group, a large company, or a multi-company alliance. Some of our design changes will revolve around: Allowing players to experience the ‘piracy’ side of the game immediately, whilst not trivializing the content. Making sure that solo players and smaller groups feel safer when logging off, or that after they’ve taken a break they can come back and know that it won’t be such a difficult feat to get out on the seas again. Incentivize companies to neutralize their territories, inviting others to make use of their land so that both can benefit. More MMO aspects: player markets, player-specified automatic trade routes, additional quests, and daily missions and we'll be continuing as always with: Continuous focus on bug/exploit squashing, stability, and performance. Relevant QOL and Content additions to meet game and community needs We plan to have our first real serious round of adjustments with this philosophical change in mind around March (as we’re already well into preparing the February content update so that’ll proceed with some changes), and this will continue relentlessly going forward. patch galore! Complete Patch Notes Between now and February’s Mega update, you’ll see a number of patches which will help improve various aspects of the game based on your feedback. V17 - ETA: LATE FEBRUARY The update has had some slight changes to make it more aligned with our goals. Some aspects of the update remain as we see them as a necessity for the team to develop and understand core elements, such as the underwater experience with trenches and the submarine. Additionally, some content creation has been well underway for some time, and it isn’t the most efficient move to scrap them! However, the Mega March update and the ones to follow will focus more on our core design changes. Planned Patch Notes: New Features and Content - New Feature: Daily Missions for players with unique and powerful rewards - New Feature: 7 more ‘Main Quests’ which upon successful completion will provide their own unique Skill unlock - New Structure: Guillotine. Hanging your foes in a noose taking too long? Off with their heads! - New Feature: Curses. Tied to the execution of players - New Creature: Giant Crab. It can carry heavy loads, along with players, tames and wild creatures - New Vehicle: Submarine. Explore the depths of the ocean in this small scouting submarine. No weapons on board, but it does have claw arms to help harvest the ocean floor and explore (demolish) shipwrecks - New Structure: Bookshelf. Store and sort your high-quality maps and blueprints. - New Environment: Deep Ocean Trench. A new area to explore, guarded by powerful underwater creatures and home to the new Giant Crab - New Feature: Player shops in freeports. Players can set up automated shops in each Freeport, listing loot for sale and naming their own gold coin prices. - New Cosmetics: Multiple Armor sets to customize the look of your company and crew! Provided as a permanent unlock for completing the Quests in addition to skill rewards. - Ship of the Damned will now come in multiple size variations with different stats and difficulty levels. QOL Changes - Reorganized claim flag notifications, so they no longer clutter up the entire HUD when lots of messages are flying by - Territory map will now display allies as teal-coloured - Character creator now has a Height slider to make it easier to set your character's desired height - Any dead ships (shipwrecks) from your Company appear with a unique icon on your map now, so you can find the wrecks - Global territory message updating - Currently contested claims will be indicated on the minimap - ‘Search Members’ field added to Company UI - Players can now mount a sail to directly control the sail's open/close amount and rotation settings in a more intuitive way. - NPCs will be added to Freeports which will allow players to redesign their character's tattoos for a gold cost And of course, note that these notes below will be a given on a regular basis: - Server and Client performance improvements - Server and Client stability improvements (crash fixing) - Bug fixes & balance changes GPU PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS In the coming days, we’ll be releasing a special beta branch which players can opt-into for a minor client-side update which should increase GPU performance by approximately 25%. We’ve been thoroughly testing this internally and it feels like it’s in a good place, however, we would like some feedback from you guys before shipping it live. When the client is available to download, we’ll put up a thread with instructions on how you can download it. You’ll still be able to play on the latest Official Network or the latest Unofficial Servers even if you’re using the beta client! WOOD, STONE, SAP, AND EXPLOSIVES Our initial thought behind the change was that we wanted to buff Wood so that it was closer to Stone in terms of strength, so that early and midgame players would be at less of a disadvantage if they weren’t using stone. Whilst we’re not going to be entirely walking back this change, we think we may have overshot with our changes and as a result will be making some adjustments in an upcoming update. We plan to address the availability of sap and also look at base defence which means possible changes explosives, and other gameplay mechanics encompassing raiding to see where else we want to make adjustments. It’s something we’re still exploring internally but plan to have patched relatively soon. It’s possible that our first round of changes may not be enough, and if so don’t worry, as we’ll continue to adjust as necessary. WILD CREATURES We want to make some adjustments to the power of wild creatures, including on Golden Age Ruin Servers. First of all, we wanted to hone in on the strength of alpha creatures. As of Monday, we released an update which significantly reduced the amount of power that Alpha creatures held, as well as how common they were. Going forward, we’ll be adjusting spawn-weighting across the map for all creatures so that you’ll encounter less giant groups wanting to murder your face. After making those changes, we’ll see where we need to go next but believe it’s a step in the right direction. PVE UPDATES There are some PvE specific changes we want to make as soon as possible. First of all, we want to create two server options, which will be enabled on our Official Network. Sleeping/logged off players will no longer be replicated on any grid (similarly to Freeports). This should improve server and client performance, as well reduce some cases of griefing. Force destruction of any character that hasn’t been logged onto in 3 weeks (2 weeks if it’s a Homeserver). We’ll also be fixing a bug which allowed sleeping characters to contest claims, even if the claim has been inactive, so going forward only logged in characters will be able to contest claims. LINUX SERVERS Not much of an update here, we just want to acknowledge that our engineering team are looking into the major issues reported on Linux Servers and we hope to have these resolved as soon as possible. Thank you all for your feedback and reports, it won’t be long until you’re setting sail on the high seas of your unofficial servers! COMPANY RANKINGS Large companies are very much still a major part of the vision we hold for ATLAS. We believe that being able to conquer and maintain large territories is an important part of the game and we’ll be rewarding those who are able to do so. By this weekend, we’ll have released a patch that does the following: List current top 5 companies in-game on the map (names, soon to be flags) Have a historic archive of companies for when they ruled the ATLAS, using both in-game days and real-life time Special Cosmetic Icons will be given to members of top 5 companies, which can be turned off on a per-user basis Unique Cosmetic Figureheads will be granted to the top 5 companies and will remain persistent as long as the company maintains their ranking within the top 5 ASSETS Resolving the bug which prevents some Company Flags from displaying on playatlas.com! We plan on introducing more features in the future to expand on how influential large companies can be with their territories, as well as additional incentivizes to be a part of the top 5 rankings. We’re toying with the idea of a neutral Company Hall, for the strongest and most influential to hold their diplomatic meetings, whether it’s over trade, peace, love, or war, because we know much you love your large gatherings ;)! Lest we forget, a quick round-up of all the updates the game has seen since the previous Captain’s Log: released patch notes current v16.26 - Resolved a save-load issue with appended inventory engrams (Devkit Issue) v16.25 - Fixed Water Spout inventories not appearing on PvE servers - Eliminated frequent server crashes v16.22 - Alpha Creature damage has been reduced by 50% - Alpha Creature resistance has been reduced by 50% - Alpha Creatures are now 25% less common v16.21 - Server optimisations for structures (approximately 8% gain) v16.2 - Dragon Tame Token costs 40k gold as intended - Old "permanently unlocked" Power Stone Artifacts are removed (it was a bug that they were, some weeks ago, granted as a permanent character default item) - Tamed Dragon movement speed reduced by 33% - Tamed Dragon health reduced by 10% - Tamed Dragon stamina reduced by 78% - Tame Dragon Fire has 45% less lifetime v16.14 - Fixed a server crash related to demolishing structures - Fixed an exploit with Grapeshot that allowed it to be shot rapidly v16 Server Changes - Player Movement Optimisation for an approximate 15-20% performance gain on servers - Server Launch Option which locks the Fountain of Youth to one Golden Age Ruins server: -AlwaysActiveFountainsOfYouth Balance Changes Land - Stone Structures crafting costs have decreased by reducing the metal cost by 55% and reducing the organic paste requirement by 25% Ship - Steering Wheels are now considered 'stone' when it comes to their defence type, so they cannot be hurt by fire and take less explosive damage Creatures - Dragon now has 65% less HP when Tamed - Dragon now takes 40% more bullet and explosive damage when tamed - Dragon now recovers stamina 25% more slowly when flying - Dragon can no longer be healed by Nature's Touch - Dragon tamed timer reduce from 8 hours to 6 hours - Dragon Fire Damage reduced by 50% - Dragon Token cost increased to 40,000 gold coins v15.76 - Retroactively fixed an issue which destroyed all sails on rafts - Retroactively fixed an issue which would prevent rafts and ramshackle sloops from sailing v15.73 - Fixed a bug which allowed players to place multiple steering wheels on boats - Fixed a bug which allowed players to bypass the Ship Sail Unit Limit. This is a retroactive fix. - Removed the initial stamina cost for blocking v15.67 - Fixed a case where Steam clients sometimes were unable to connect to the servers. We recommend hosts upgrade to this version. v15.63 - Discovery Zones now provide 1 Discovery Point per unlock - Resolved some connection timeout issues. v15.61 Server Changes - Server optimisations to increase performance by approximately 5% - Optimized transition data cleanup in Redis to avoid DB bloat. - Server Listing for non-ATLAS servers has been rewritten and will list non-ATLAS servers immediately. Fountain of Youth and Aging Changes - Fountain of Youth is only usable if you're over age 90. - Fountain of Youth is now available on two random Golden Age Servers. - Old Age debuff has been reduced by 50% Bug and Exploit Fixes - Fixed a bug which made it so that beds and boats would not display on the map if they weren't in a company. - Fixed a bug with the Drake which allowed it to phase through structures - Fixed a bug which allowed players to have more beds on their boat than permitted, this is a retroactive fix. Balance Changes Land - Increasing explosive damage to stone structures by 2.5x. - Increasing seige structure damage to stone structures by 60% - Wood Land Structure has been buffed to provide better resistance to siege weapon types by 40%. - Wood Land Structures have been buffed to provide better defence against all non-explosive/siege damage types by 50%. - Stone Structures crafting costs have been increased by adding metal cost, and changing fiber requirement to organic paste, which requires both fiber and sap to craft - Thatch Structures have had their crafting costs reduced by 3x. - NPCs mounted on Puckles are now invincible Ship - Ships can only receive damage from collision encounters with other ships if they're of the same or a greater weight class (deals with cheesy cheap ramshackle builds to sink bigger boats). Galleon - Weight class 5 Brig - Weight class 4 Schooner - Weight class 3 Sloop (Ramshackle) - Weight class 2 Raft - Weight class 1 Dingy - Weight class 0 Creatures - Drake balances adjustments (10% less HP, 10% less damage, and double stamina cost for using fire breath) - Magical tames can no longer be used in boss fights and will be destroyed when used inside the dome (Drakes) Misc Changes - BattlEye has been updated to now support Windows Insider Builds. - Resolved multiple Devkit crashes. - Updated latest translations: German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Ukranian, and Chinese - Discovery Zones now count as 3 Discovery Points instead of 1. Players no longer need to discover all zones to reach max level. Not a retroactive change. This value can be adjusted for Unofficial Servers here: Game.ini: [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] MinPointsPerDiscoveryZone=3 This is just the tip of the iceberg for our upcoming plans and over time we’ll be sharing more and working closely with you to ensure that ATLAS gets one step closer to becoming one of the most ambitious persistent online worlds of all time and fulfilling its destiny as the ultimate fantasy pirate adventure! Dynamic atlas maps round-up The ATLAS Dynamic Maps is a system that monitors live in-game territory ownership and indicates which companies dominate over the lands. Each week with our Captain’s Log, we’ll be including an image to monitor the progress of the maps, taking note of any exits or new arrivals and any drastic changes in the overall claim. Those who will come to dominate the ATLAS may very well become clear in the days and weeks ahead, though maintaining a large Empire will likely come with its own longer-term challenges… The companies that have occupied islands for a certain period of time will soon gain the automatic privilege to name them on the in-game and web maps, as it is their land! Remember you can don your Company’s company flag by stylizing it in the game with a paintbrush! Upload your own images or design it how you like, with the top company flags always being visible on https://map.playatlas.com/ [EU PVP] The Whale's Wrath Held: French & Ships, Bad Company, ETERNIA, The French Monkeys, IVANARMY, and ENSLAVED. Arrivals: Frogues Orientales, Goulou Goulou, Future, and Les Spectres. Departures: XSM???, BLDX DouYuTV 56887, Chem B, and LEGION. [NA PVP] The Kraken's Maw Held: Dynasty, High Seas Booty Bandits, TPG, CSTG, Barry Sails, OWO, No No No, and The Federation Arrivals: The Cartel and Black Butterfiy ?BB??? Departures: SNC, and Destiny. And whilst there isn’t active PvP on PVE servers, we’d like to recognize the following Companies for their claims! [EU PVE] The Siren's Call Held: Compagnie des Indes, Rum ueber Bord, Future Company (HUN), Fenrirs Dogs, SouL SanD, Dos Bros$ and SwiftS.RU. Arrivals: Phantasia, JomsViking, and Black Hand Depatures: Paragon, Tacorsair, and Woelfe des Rudels. [NA PVE] The Hydra's Den Held: Scales & Sails, The Exiles, Atlas Shrugged, East India Trading Co, Paragon, Narcos, Lotus, and Darksea Dawgs. Arrivals: Without Divide and Sons of Orion. Departures: Dead Men Floating and CN- adilt supplies. Show 'n Tell Showcase #3 Avast, Pathfinders and welcome to the results of our first Show n' Tell Showcase Yer entries to the Showcase shivered our timbers. 'twas a challenge to select jus' a few! We look forward to seein' what the community create in the future. Keep yer one good eye cast on the Creative sub forum and have your mighty fleets, paint pieces, flags & sails, impenetrable forts, hellish tats, scenic screenshots, 'n entertainin' videos ready to share for next week's Showcase. Congratulations to our winners who have scored themselves cash prizes! Winners TOTRIDER Totrider's thoughtful tour through their Company's building process, ships and village really impressed us. The dedication and time involved is evident and something of which they should be proud. You can check out the entire post here VADEARLST This ominous homage to the hangman is spot on with the composition, tone and colour. It reminded us of the cover of a Viking metal album! TACTICALNATTY The ambience in this serene pic is palpable, we want to pay it a visit. SEEROWER Where's the bucket? MIEKKA We think this quaint build and its' extensive adjoined harbour is pretty cool. Blackstorm Castle best castle! Honourable Mentions MAKO MASTERA86 MELORA COBOLMOON MOETEL That wraps up this weeks' showcase. Congratulations to those of you we've featured! We’re looking forward to seeing what amazing new art the community can come up with next week! Sail across to the submission thread if you would like to check out all of the past week's fantastic entries. Alrighty, that ’s it for this log! Thank you so much for becoming a part of our crew and we can't wait to show all you scallywags, landlubbers, captains, and seadogs what lies ahead! Happy Sailing, Grapeshot Games For the latest dispatch on #playATLAS keep yer one good eye trained on this here information Natter n' chatter on Discord: https://discord.gg/playatlas Navigate ye olde Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/playatlas Hear ye, hear ye on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailtheatlas Watch us scallywags on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/sailtheatlas Plus ye can band with us Pirates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playatlasgame
  2. 2 points
    Ahoy Pathfinders! We’ve hope you’ve had a bountiful weekend! For those of you on our Official Network, we’re currently running a bonus 2x event through until Wednesday with double harvesting, gold, and taming on all our Official Servers! This Captain’s Log wraps up a big week which included our first ever Developer live stream, which we’ll have a link to below, as well as the introduction to our upcoming mega content patch, featuring bounties, player markets and more! thar she Streams! Thank you for joining the Seattle Crew for our Livestream! We were thrilled to interact with the community directly in a live environment whilst answering questions you had sent in, sharing an overview of our developmental process, our vision for the game, as well as giving ya a sneak peek at what’s to come! For those who weren’t able to catch the stream, you can check it out here: land ahoy for bounties, markets, cosmetics, and more! Complete Patch Notes During the live stream, we spoke about three pillars of development: optimization/bug fixes, balance changes, and content. Over the past few weeks since the launch of the title the team have been highly focused on the first two pillars, but now we’re ready to talk about the 3rd: additional content! In February, we’ll be launching our first major content update which will introduce a number of exciting new gameplay features and mechanics, new areas to explore, creatures, end game balance, fixes and miscellaneous changes. Here’s what you can look forward to: V16 - ETA: LATE FEBRUARY New Features - Bounty System for PVP: Don't like a particular player or Company? Set a bounty on their heads, then other players can get gold for bringing in the target's head - Guillotine: hanging your foes in a noose taking too long? Off with their heads! - Submarine: explore the depths of the ocean in this small scouting submarine. No weapons on board, but it does have claw arms to help harvest the ocean floor and explore (demolish) shipwrecks - Player shops in freeports. Players can setup automated shops in each freeport, listing loot for sale and naming their own gold coin prices - New creature: Giant Crab. It can carry heavy loads, along with players, tames and wild creatures - Tame tokens are available for more mythical creatures, allowing players to have limited-time tames of the Fire Elemental, Rock Elemental, Cyclops, and Gorgon. BONUS: Rock Elemental and Cyclops are rideable! - New cosmetics: get your pirate on with hook hands and peg leg cosmetics. Yarr! - New armor cosmetics to customize the look of your Company and crew - Streamer Stealth Mode: client option to disable showing all location information; super useful to prevent stream-sniping - New ship figurehead cosmetics to customize the look of your boats! - Added a new deep ocean trench environment to explore, with powerful underwater creatures and is the home of the new Giant Crab - Added a new extensive Polar Dungeon, only accessible by Pathfinders who have all the PowerStones or have defeated the Kraken Endgame Balance improvements - Beating the Kraken unlocks a new Feat, which allows players to prevent wild creatures from aggroing on them within range for a period of time - Beating the Polar Dungeon unlocks a new perfect water breathing Feat, allowing players to remain underwater for a period of time without consuming any oxygen Updates - Players can now mount a sail to directly control the sail's open/close amount and rotation settings in a more intuitive way - AOD AI Ships will now come in multiple size variations with different stats and difficulty levels - Global territory message updating - Any dead ships (shipwrecks) from your Company appear with a unique icon on your map now, so you can find the wrecks - Character creator now has a Height slider to make it easier to set your character's desired height - Territory map will now display allies as teal-colored - Reorganized claim flag notifications, so they no longer clutter up the entire HUD when lots of messages are flying by Misc - Streamlined ship hull rendering for performance gains - Server Performance improvements round 2 (+25%) - Additional balance changes - NPCs will be added to Freeports which will allow players to redesign their character's tattoos for a gold cost - Significant server improvements over the coming weeks, where we'll be doubling performance increment by increment. released patch notes Over the weeks ahead, we’ll be talking more specifically about some of these features in detail, including the Bounty System for PVP servers and Player Shops in freeports. Whilst the team have begun working on the content changes, we’ve still had a lot done over the past week in terms of updates, with more on the horizon too! In regards to balance, we gave wolves a thorough overhaul, as well as tweaks to both the Wild and Tamed Dragon plus the Kraken is now easier to defeat after having it’s health sliced and more rewarding, with a brand new passive skill that reduces all Feat cooldowns by 33%! Additionally, this patch also introduced phase one of our aging process and the Fountain of Youth. Characters aged 90 years and higher will receive a specialist quest which encourages them to visit the Fountain of Youth to reset their characters age back to 20, remove an age debuff, and receive a rejuvenated buff which is a significant permanent statistic boost. The past week has also included a number of other bug fixes and balance changes as we continue to iterate on and fine tune the live game. You can check out the full list of changes here: current v15.35 - Fixed an issue with Wild and Tamed Dragon scaling which would have cause it to have incorrect stats. - Rebalanced base weights for tamed creatures (increase) v15.33 - Fixed an issue where clients would not correctly see the Rejuvenate buff - Fixed an issue where players could not tame the Dragon using the token - Fixed an issue where players may not have been able to feed bola'd creatures due to a desync on servers v15.21 - Fixed an issue where doors, gateways, and gunports would break on server reload v15.1 - New "Fountain of Youth" quest will appear for characters aged 90 years and higher. The "Fountain of Youth" (currently represented as a magical particle effect) appears in a single Golden Age Ruins across the ATLAS, near the Power Stone Container. Every 50 in-game days, it teleports to another Golden Age Ruins, on a cycle. If you find the Fountain, and activate it, your character will be set back to age 20, and if you do this when you were aged over 90 years, you'll gain a significant permanent statistics boost (you can do this multiple times to gain further boosts, each time when you're at least 90 years old). - Characters over age 90 get an old age debuff that slightly reduces stats (shown in char panel) - Fixed an erroneous feat cooldown time calculation, now all the feat cooldowns are what was originally intended. - Defeating the Kraken now gives you a unique passive skill which permanently and automatically reduces all of your Feat cooldowns by 33%! - Summoning the Kraken now only require the first 8 powerstones (Ghostship powerstone is no longer necessary) - Fixed the bug that was preventing recruiting new Crew in Freeports - Reduced the total time for unclaiming enemy claimflags, the max is now 4 hours, with 15 minutes when at 100 flags. - Vultures no longer target low-health wild creature - Reduced Wolf spawn frequency - Reduced Wolf natural targeting range - Reduced Wolf notify neighbor range. - Reduced Wolf hp and damage - Fixed land creatures AI's not getting aggro properly if attacked from a a ship - Stop Allies being able to Capture other Allied territories - Fixed rapid unclaiming, now if your contested flag is unclaimed it will unclaim at the same rate that it took to claim! - Improved door ticking performance - Added cheat DestroyAllNonSaddlePlayerStructures - Reduced default gold from treasure maps by 50% (as originally intended) and added a new server scaling value for treasure gold. Though, the Official 2x weekend puts the gold back to pre-patch values. - +50% tame damage resistance - Shark and Jellyfish targeting/neighbor ranges reduced 30% - Diving suit adds 90 fortitude now and lasts for 2 hours at surface and about 30 minutes at deepest depths - Crop plots are now prevented from being placed on ships and are destroyed if they were on ships. - Ocean creatures can no longer be Alpha. - Fixed Whale AI to target the ship or player more, rather than the point the player touches the ship. - Fixed NPC Merchant ship showing as overweight when players carried a lot of weight aboard. - Fixed Merchant ship showing as Raft with company ID 0 when looking at it. - Fixed Company ID O showing on none player owned structures on maps (water spouts, etc.) - Fixed Pillars being build-able on PVE islands. - Fixed Fog event not appearing for players using low settings. - Fixed Chicken hurt SFX. - Added new Large Cannon SFX. - Fixed Parrot hurt SFX. - Fixed players not getting aggro when attacking whilst based on a ship. - Added Streamer stealth mode option. - Fixed Monkey hurt SFX. - Fixed a bug causing Map Markers to draw at incorrect locations on the map UI. - Fixed skill description error, "mythical" changed to "legendary." - Fixed flotsam items spoiling when reeled in with grappling hook. - Fixed client crash when transitioning with sextant buff. - Fixed a Song not referencing the correct song buff. - Fixed a bug making it so that the Raft could be repaired for free. - Increased Flame Arrow durability cost to 4 durability consumed per shot. - Reduced Flame Arrow max percentage damage by 25% (4% health per second to 3% health.) - Reduced Flame Arrow max damage per second from 10 to 5. - Reduced Flame Arrow damage to mythical creatures by 75%. - Reduced Kraken health by 60%. - Reduced Kraken Minion AoD Ships ship Health 50%. - Reduced Kraken damage by 50%. - Reduced Wild Dragon damage by 40% - Reduced Wild Dragon health be 40% - Reduced Wild Dragon targeting range by 66%. - Fixed Dragon not returning to its spawn area. - Increased Dragon end aggro grace period from 6 second to 9 as it has a tighter aggro range now. - Fixed Lucky Loader feat ability to not be used whilst prone (as you cannot reload prone.) - Fixed Cloth Gloves clipping into hands in FPV. - Fixed Dreadlocks not shrinking correctly with hats. - Fixed LtOrderSeat collision bug. - Improved death collision to human corpses. - Fixed female emotes playing male voices. - Fixed female player characters using male sleep SFX. - Added ability to place top hat on certain creatures. - Fixed Gorgon "Remove Snake" text. - Corrected Repair box inventory name to read "Ship Resources Box." - Removed Elephant having weight reduction for Wood, as this was never an intended mechanic and resulted in players being able to get around ship weight restrictions. Accordingly, we'll be re-balancing the base weight of tamed creatures early next week. - Fixed treasure guards despawning instantly on stasis. - Fixed Giant snake lock on and player ability to damage it using melee attacks. - Fixed Monkeys dropping human poop. - Fixed Client Crash when rendering ocean harvestables. - Reduced Greek Fire range by 40%. - Increased Greek Fire crafting costs by adding 6 firegel per ammo. - Fixed Cow death harvest component giving the same amount of prime as a Bulls. - Reduced trample damage for all applicable creatures. - Updated Pig force poop ability to scale with creature level, to incentivise taming higher levels. (45 secs at lvl 1 and 15 secs at lvl 130). - Reduced Lion grab weight threshold. Prevents unrealistic grabbing of Wolves and Horses. - Fixed newly tamed creatures being hungry despite being fed during taming. - Increased Dolphin follow ship range by 33%, and reduced interval by 20%. - Fixed Bola'ed HUD to better indicate where to feed creature during taming. - Removed "Giant" prefix from creatures' descriptive name that use it. - Changed "Giant Snake" descriptive name to "Cobra". - Fixed incorrect sounds being used by Lion and Tiger animations. - Fixed incorrect Bear attack ranges to prevent stopping movement for claw attack, which often missed and allowed players to gain distance when being chased. - Reduced attack and AI ranges for Cave Bear, based on its smaller size. - Fixed incorrect item weights for cloth, hide and plate armor. They are now heavier. - Added folder paths for wooden gateways and gates so you no longer see them instantly when opening the Smithy inventory. - Fixed ability of players to feed through walls of taming pens and not get attacked. - Prevented some creatures from not being able to be tamed if they are clipped too far into terrain or structures. - Prevents multi use feeding from the root, putting themselves in harm's way. - Improved Waking Tame Feeding sockets on Cow and Razortooth. - Improved bola socket on Crow - Updated Vulture AI controller to aim lower when targeting corpses. - Fixed various creature spawn issues. - Fixed players being able to bola certain alpha creatures (now you cannot.) - Updated Dolphin to prevent health bars appearing when they follow players. - Improved torpor animations of Razortooth and Ostrich. - Increased Ostrich melee swing socket radius to more consistently land attacks. Updated Ostrich IK to prevent leg distortion when running down slopes. - Reduced max wander height on flyers. - Improved server list efficiency for a better experience. - Fixed Greek Fire SFX. - Fixed player on fire SFX. - Fixed inability to repair door frames in certain constructions. - Added some additional server configs: Game.ini: [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] EnemyBuildPreventionRadiusMultiplier=1 (only applicable if not using claimflags) bDontUseClaimFlags=false (this will disable claim flags) bUseStaticCharacterAge=false (this will disable dynamic aging) TreasureGoldMultiplier=1.0 v14.11 - Remember 'Show Non ATLAS Servers' setting - No lover overwrites the last connection string - Grid Number columns are now hidden when displaying non ATLAS servers v14.1 - Fixed a client side crash that could occur on login v14 - Launched ATLAS Devkit 11.4 - Fixed multiple exploits which allowed movement of excessively encumbered players through various gameplay mechanics - Disabled non allied players and creatures basing on anchored or docked ships which can be toggled with a server-setting on PVE servers with the in Game.ini - set bPvEAllowNonAlignedShipBasing=true If you want to allow non allies to be able to be on your ship - Disabled feats when encumbered - Melee auto target should no longer pick ally targets in any mode, or player/tame targets in pve - Disallowed freeport npc crew recruiting if 20 or more level 1 npc crew's for that company on the server We’ll continue to work on issues as they arise, including tackling ones that are important to you and relentlessly improving our server and client side performance. Additionally, there’ll be an update later this week which should enable BattlEye for Windows Insider builds which should allow those of you using that operating system to rejoin our Official Network. devkit ho! Early last Friday morning, we were able to release the first iteration of the ATLAS Devkit. As the game continues to grow overtime, you can expect the Devkit to grow in tandem with additional features, content, and gameplay mechanics for modders to enjoy. We put up an announcement thread which covered a lot of details regarding the kit and how you can get the most out of it, so if you’ve yet to have a read, we’d recommend doing so: Additionally, our modding Community Manager, ZenRowe, has also been working on with the team on putting together some documentation for the editor which will be updated on a regular basis. Check it out here: https://devkit.playatlas.com/ Dynamic atlas maps round-up The ATLAS Dynamic Maps is a system that monitors live in-game territory ownership and indicates which companies dominate over the lands. Each week with our Captain’s Log, we’ll be including an image to monitor the progress of the maps, taking note of any exits or new arrivals and any drastic changes in the overall claim. Those who will come to dominate the ATLAS may very well become clear in the days and weeks ahead, though maintaining a large Empire will likely come with its own longer-term challenges… The companies that have occupied islands for a certain period of time will soon gain the automatic privilege to name them on the in-game and web maps, as it is their land! Remember you can don your tribe’s company flag by stylizing it in the game with a paintbrush! Upload your own images or design it how you like, with the top company flags always being visible on https://map.playatlas.com/ [EU PVP] The Whale's Wrath Held: XSM???, French & Ships, Bad Company, BLDX DouYuTV 56876, Chem B, LEGION, ETERNIA, The French Monkeys, and ENSLAVED. [NA PVP] The Kraken's Maw Held: Dynasty, High Seas Booty Bandits, TPG, CSTG, Barry Sails, OWO and The Federation The top companies on both PvP Networks have held their positions! Are we already seeing the best companies as players contend for their place in the overall pecking order or will new contenders emerge next week? And whilst there isn’t active PvP on PVE servers, we’d like to recognize the following tribes for their claims! [EU PVE] The Siren's Call Held: Compagnie des Indes, Paragon, Rum ueber Bord, Woelfe des Rudels, Future Company (HUN), Fenrirs Dogs, Tacorsair, and SouL SanD. Arrivals: Dos Bros$ and SwiftS.RU. Depatures: Black Lotus and M.E.R.C Spirit. [NA PVE] The Hydra's Den Held: Plunderers, Scales & Sails, Dead Men Floating, The Exiles, Atlas Shrugged, East India Trading Co, CN- adilt supplies, Paragon, and Narcos. Arrivals: Lotus, and Darksea Dawgs. Departures: Plunderers and The Salty Seamen. Show 'n Tell Showcase #3 We have extended the due date on our current Show ‘n Tell to give you all a little longer to astound us with your creations, be they your fleets, building designs, imaginative tatts, entertaining videos, original fanart or scenic screenshots. Don’t be shy and head to the submission thread for a chance to win some booty in the form of a cash prize! Alrighty, that ’s it for this log! Thank you so much for becoming a part of our crew and we can't wait to show all you scallywags, landlubbers, captains, and seadogs what lies ahead! Happy Sailing, Grapeshot Games For the latest dispatch on #playATLAS keep yer one good eye trained on this here information Natter n' chatter on Discord: https://discord.gg/playatlas Navigate ye olde Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/playatlas Hear ye, hear ye on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailtheatlas Watch us scallywags on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/sailtheatlas Plus ye can band with us Pirates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playatlasgame
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