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    Ahoy Pathfinders We've had our heads down and just wanted to give you a quick update on where we're at with our upcoming Public Test Realm and major version release! Public Test Realm The team has been running the latest update through its paces via our internal testing and bug fixing prior to releasing it to all of you on the PTR for more wide-scale extensive testing. We've found the Public Test realm to be highly beneficial for our team thanks to your enthusiasm in helping us to identify issues and bugs. We're excited to relaunch the PTR next week prior to the update officially launching on our main network. We will keep you posted in regards to the exact date! Magic Mythos Event We will be holding a special Magic Mythos Event in tandem with the extended weekend from now until Tuesday. Bonus 3x rates across the ATLAS to EXP, harvesting, taming, gold, crop growth, and as a special bonus, breeding and raising creatures! We really appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing all our Mega Update has to offer with you!
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    Ahoy, Pathfinders! June marks the 6-month anniversary since ATLAS’ initial launch to Steam Early Access. We’d just like to take a moment to say “Thank you!” to all of our players and fans for your support over the last 6 months and to reaffirm to all of you now that the development team is still committed to making ATLAS the best game it can possibly be. Especially with the help of your continued feedback and support; please keep your ideas, concerns, complaints, and reports coming. For this Captain's Log, we'd like to give you an early glance at some of the content that'll be making its way ashore with the upcoming Mega-Update! Head to the shooting range and pull out your pistols, it's time to brush up on your marksmanship! Introducing our latest weapon, the Hydra Six-Shooter Pistol! This new and improved pistol allows for up to 6 shots before reloading! So if your aim sucks, or you have multiple targets, this will be your weapon of choice. Curious about what else we'll be adding? Careful, you might just kill the... Cat You can pick up a high quality wallpaper-suitable version of the image here Found in caves, the cat makes a purrfect pet for contaminating enemy pirates! It can be tamed by hand-feeding, but you better be sneaky, as they’re known to be quite skittish. After a cat has been tamed, order it to ‘hunt’ and wait for your tamed feline friend to catch a rodent, either a rat or a mouse. Each offering the pathfinder something different: The mouse can be used to create a powerful delicacy and makes players temporarily immune to catching the plague. The rat, infected by the contagious bubonic plague, can be loaded into catapults and launched at your enemies. The plague is a temporary debuff which can spread to others if you’re not careful! We realize this may not be everyone's tankard of grog, but don't worry, there’s more to come and we can’t wait to share it with all of you. Stay tuned! Official atlas discord news Bug reporting Channel We have added a bug reporting channel to the ATLAS Official Discord. We appreciate your bug reports and we aim to collate and act upon them as efficiently as possible. In order to facilitate this further, we have shared some guidelines there on how to how to make a clear bug report including information that is relevant to maximizing the way in which we sort, investigate, and debug. We’ll continue to keep an eye on Bug Reports posted on our Official Forums but we are finding Discord is very conducive to investigating and resolving bugs. Discord Nitro Serrver Boost Perks We have enabled Nitro Server Boosting for the Official ATLAS Discord. Fellow pirates of the Discord who boost the server will find treasure awaiting them! What do you receive for boosting the Atlas Discord? A special icon next to your name. A new unique role and colour on the Official Atlas Discord Access to our Booty Bay VIP channel Members will get the opportunity to add an emoji of their choosing to the atlas Discord. (Pending Approval) Those who boost the server can submit their request by messaging ModMail with the emoji. Once approved by the Discord staff, the emoji will be added to the Official Atlas Discord and will remain for the duration of the active boost! For those of you unfamiliar with the new server boost feature, you can find out more about it here Join the ATLAS Discord: discord.gg/playatlas Patch Notes up to v207.7 While working on the upcoming mega update, we are still continuing to iterate on the live game. These are the updates that the game has seen since our last Captain's Log. 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 Dev Kit The new ATLAS Devkit update, including all of the latest content from Mega-Update 2 is now available! Information including links to download the Update and the optional Ocean map sublevels can be found here Show 'n Tell #8 We loved looking over the entries for Show 'n Tell and we're excited to showcase our favourites so everyone can check out player's creative endeavours and piratey adventures! Feast yer eyes on th' best o' th' bunch below! FORSAKENEDEN Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them Volley’d and thunder’d; Storm’d at with shot and shell - Lord Alfred Tennyson FLOBOT The lighting and perspective in this shot give the pier and its docks an eerily beautiful feel. Impressive! HONOURABLE MENTIONS KILLERFARM ETHAN TARGARYAN ZADIRA OTAWA72 Congratulations to all of the winners who will receive some real life cash booty! We look forward to the next round of Show n' Tell! 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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    The mega update 2 is now live The time has come for challenging the enraged boss in his icy lair, exploring new and previously unchartered islands and putting your mark on the ATLAS with new items, creatures, and quality of life additions; the Mega Update 2 is here! The Public Test Realm heavily facilitated our getting the Mega Update 2 ready to push to our Official Network and ready for everyone to jump into and explore. Thank you to those of you who contributed through playing on the PTR and being enthusiastic about reporting bugs and issues and offering feedback. We look forward to hearing about your experiences and seeing you explore all the new content that Mega Update 2 has introduced to the ATLAS. As always, we will continue to monitor and rapidly iterate on the game! For those of you who haven’t yet set sail on the high seas, worry not as during the next 48-hours ATLAS is available on Steam Early Access for the promotional price of $14.99 ($29.99 Early Access S.R.P). Come on in, the water’s fine! mega update 2 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: And with a thundering swell, the heaving ocean rose and fell beckoning avid explorers to uncover her secrets. 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: Traverse the depths of the new Ice Cave as you navigate foreboding chasms, expansive halls, and abandoned mines to reach the lair of the abomination which lies beneath awaiting your crew. Found in the polar region, the dungeon 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 the boss arena now power a shield that maintains the Snowman's ice armor. Killing a round of minions will disable the shield, and prevent minion spawns for a short duration, which allow the ice armor to receive damage. When the minion cooldown is over, the shield reactivates. When the ice armor reaches 0, the Snowman's health can be damaged directly and no more minions will spawn until the next health state. Upon entering each new health state, one 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. When in the last health state and ice armor is destroyed for the final time, chaos ensues, and will continue until the boss is killed! New Structures: Offensive Structure: Torpedo Launcher and torpedoes. Master the waves with this heavy artillery projectile designed to detonate on contact with its target. Skill is obtained after completing "Into the Ice" quest. Building Structure: 3x4 Medium Gates further allow customization within the comprehensive building system. 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, which is relatively heavy, can be placed inside preserving bags to extend spoil times, and also lasts much longer in preserving bags. Keep it frosty. New Cosmetics: Player: Adopt a menacing tribal-esque countenance with the Hydra Hide Armour Set or don the Cyclops Heavy Armour Set for a streamlined and foreboding Stygian look. Ship: Further customize your ship with the new Hydra Steering Wheel, and Bone Skin Steering Wheel New Attachments: Boat Attachment: Cargo Racks offer more options to the discerning Captain! This large hangar-based crate can carry a ton of resources at a massively reduced weight, but can only be accessed when anchored, and slows down the speed of the ship which carries it (at maximum cargo carrier attachments, a boat's speed will be reduced by a total of 40%). It can also be dropped into the water if your boat needs to make a hasty getaway, and recovered later into its hangar! Cart Attachment: Transport goods more efficiently! The large storage box can now be placed on the back of a bear or horse’s field-harness saddle, where it becomes a special “freight box” that provides reduced weight for the items it contains when on land. And now you can ferry around your items while looking like a proper traveling merchant! New Item: Fishing Net: Bide your time chasing that catch whilst on long journeys with the new fishing net. Can only be used when sitting. Equips on the back slot. Will begin automatically catch fish when the boat has met minimum sailing minimum velocity New Weapons and Ammo types: Ballista Ammo Type: Boat Harpoon. Stop fleeing enemies in their tracks by using this formidable weapon to attach to and reel in their vessels. Weapon: Master the aquatic depths armed with the Speargun. Can only be used underwater. Weapon: Up the ante with the new crossbow boasting the ability to load up to five projectiles and higher accuracy. Cannot be used underwater. New Creatures Olfend: This quirky looking creature narrowly avoided being burdened with the moniker: the Camelephant. The unique Olfend possesses some utilitarian attributes based around water. Water can be collected as you ride it across fertile land or by drinking from lakes and the considerate Olfend will store it, distribute it amongst water containers or...spit it in a friend’s eye. The delicately-legged creature also has the potential to be more heroic than it may appear by being put to use in extinguishing fires. Giant Tortugar: In some ways, the Tortuga, or carrier turtle, acts as an organic armored personnel carrier and, in others, it is similar to an organic submarine. Nestle under its’ sectioned shell for protection or stay sheltered as it plunges into the depths and affords its passengers reduced oxygen consumption. 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 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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    Ahoy Pathfinders! Our Public Test Realm is now live with our latest update, ready to be explored! This Captain’s Log will cut straight to it and provide details on how to join the fun and what to expect with this mega update. New discoverable areas First things first, this update adds some new explorable islands to the ATLAS, in addition to the Ice Dungeon. We’ll be placing these islands onto the existing ATLAS, without shifting any of the current islands or biomes around, which means a wipe will not be necessary. However, we advise anyone who has currently left their boats afloat in these areas to set sail or risk your ship being grounded! We’ll update the current LIVE in-game ATLAS later today map with a clear visual marker highlighting where these islands will be, so you can safely navigate your ships away. We’re adding a total of 5 unique islands across the entire ATLAS (with more to come in the future). These islands will make their way onto the PTR later today and will be home to the new Giant Tortugar, carrier turtle. ptr patch notes If you haven’t checked out all of the content, features and QoL changes we have coming to the PTR, dive into the patch notes below: New Cosmetics: Hydra Steering Wheel, Bone Skin Steering Wheel, Hydra Hide Armour Set, and Cyclops Heavy Armour Set New Offensive Structure: Torpedo Launcher (and torpedoes) New Boat Attachment: Cargo Racks New Cart Attachment: Large Storage Box New Tool: Fishing Net New Ballista Ammo Type: Boat Harpoon New Weapon: Spear Gun New Creature: Olfend New Creature: Giant Tortugar New Level: Ice Dungeon New Weapon: Crossbow New Structure: 3x4 Medium Gates New Structure: Ice Box - a high-insulation box for transporting ice. 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 Feature: Company-wide map markers New Feature: Company-wide announcement New Feature: Boats can now be unclaimed and claimed New Feature: Full gamepad support New Feat: Instant Hotbar Equip New Feat: Double Harvesting QOL: Structure Weights now displayed on items QOL: Revamped Skill Tree UI QOL: 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. QOL: The grill can now be attached to water pipes QOL: You can now use the F key as an option to pick up all items from the floor within a certain radius QOL: Gun hotbar equip time now scales (improves) with the various reloading skills QOL: Pressing the F key whilst driving the ship, now allows you to access it's inventory menu QOL: Adjusted 3rd person aiming so there is less likelihood of foliage clipping Fixed skills showing up in the wrong order on the skill tree Fixed a bug which prevented ships from reversing when they bumped into shores Fixed a bug where brain coral and fire coral were incorrectly labeled Reduced sickle damage against creatures and players joining the ptr For those who want to join in on the fun, follow the steps below to connect to our Official PTR Network. Please note that this will be a PvP Unofficial realm with boosted 8x rates, with all skills unlocked. Including quest skills such as the submarine, torpedo, harvest boost and instant equip feat. The ATLAS Public Test Realm is available to all players by opting into the Steam Beta branch. You can join the PTR by following these steps: 1) Right click on the ATLAS game in your steam library and select "properties" 2) Select the "Beta" tab on the popup as indicated below: 3) Locate publictestrealm in the drop down menu and select that. 4) Select close then launch ATLAS. You may need to restart your Steam Clients to make sure you see the publictestrealm branch as a beta option. We will be reopening our PTR Bug reporting channels on the Discord and here on the Forums to coincide with the launch of the PTR. Instructions on opting into the PTR Bug Report channel on the ATLAS Discord can be found in #discord_news. Live Game Patch Notes! While working on the mega patch, we are still continuing to iterate on the live game. These are the updates that the game has seen since our last Captain's Log. CURRENT 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 v104.82 - Further enhancement and tweaks to skill tree UI v104.81 - Fixed a bug where quality specific equipment would display a multiplicative % stat increase and a flat stat increase, but only one would work. Going forward, the flat stat increase will be made obsolete and items will no longer be generated with it. Quality stated items will now only generate with the multiplicative stat bonus, and this change will be retroactive. - Fixed a bug where items would falsely state that they were providing a speed benefit (did not do anything). They should not generate anymore going forward - Magic Mythos 3x Holiday Weekend Event is now enabled on Official Servers: bonus 3x Harvest, XP, Taming, Crop growth, Gold multiplier, Breeding and Raising of creatures. v104.8 - Fixed a bug which prevented salted prime meat from generating in a preserving bag v104.78 - Fixed an edge case where some players were unaffected by the XP clamp 104.73 - Magic Mythos is now enabled on Official Servers: bonus 2x Harvest, XP, and Taming rates for the weekend. - Further optimisations for bUseNewStructureFoundationSupportChecks - Reduced the maximum and minimum amount of experience which can be earned via execution - Crafting Bonus on items is now capped at 60% on Official Servers - Any character which was above level 100 will now be reverted to level 100. - One time character respec for any character that had their XP reduced back to 100. - One time destruction of all crafted items with a crafting bonus of over 60% on Official Servers. - Grappling Hook 3rd Person view is now offset to the side when aiming. - New server Game.ini configs: [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] RemoveItemsOverCraftingSkillBonus = 0.6 MaximumCraftingSkillBonus = 0.6 OldPlayerDataMaxXP = 2956920.0 The above config options can be used to to cap the crafting skill bonus, destroy any items over the crafting skill bonus, and reduce player max experience to value on load. 104.65 - Optimized bUseNewStructureFoundationSupportChecks resulting in server performance gains and elimination of multiple stalls for structures. (These gains will be present on Official Servers) v104.61 - Creatures no longer require the desired temperature after they reach 10% maturity - Added scaling weapon slotting time by the reload skill (to align with the skill on the pistol) - Reload time on pistols is reduced to 60% when all three pistol skills have been acquired - 10% damage increase to pistols v104.57 - Fixed a bug with purchasing blueprints from Player Shops Show 'n Tell We’re still collecting entries for the Show ‘n Tell! So you have a little more time to astound us with your creations, be they your fleets, building designs, imaginative tatts, entertaining videos, original fan art 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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    Ahoy Pathfinders! Today's log will just be a brief update on our current status with our upcoming Mega patch touching on where we are! MAY MEGA UPDATE The team are currently working on wrapping up the patch for internal review and we expect it to enter our QA process later today. Following that, we'll be hitting it hard and barring any fires, we should be in a good state to get the update released onto our new Public Test Realm soon. This means that we're currently planning for the Public Test Realm to be available around the end of next week. As we get closer to the date, we'll be able to provide you with a more specific timeline. So far it's been smooth sailing, and we're on track for our end of the month release date. For those who have been away at sea, in our last Captain's Log, we covered our most recent Developer Livestream, as well as spoke about the content that's coming in the latest update. If you've not had a chance to watch the stream, you can do so here for some in-game footage of what's to come: But for those just after the nitty gritty of the patch, here's what you can expect: New Cosmetics: Hydra Steering Wheel, Hydra Hide Armour Set, and Cyclops Heavy Armour Set! New Offensive Structure: Torpedo Launcher (and torpedoes!) New Boat Attachment: Cargo Racks! New Cart Attachment: Large Storage Box! New Tool: Fishing Net! New Ballista Ammo Type: Boat Harpoon New Weapon: Spear Gun! New Creature: Olfend New Creature: Giant Tortugar New Level: Ice Dungeon New Weapon: Crossbow New Structure: 3x4 Medium Gates New Structure: Ice Box - a high-insulation box for transporting ice. Has “active” mode that will drain ice but reduce surrounding temperature (reverse fire). Consumes less ice if “indoors”. Extends spoil time of things inside, but greatly extends the storage time of ice. Also has an option to turn ice into water to consume. New Resource: Ice - Must be harvested from cold zones. Decays relatively quickly if not in “insulated” storage. Can be consumed to reduce temperature for a short duration (15s per ice cube, max of 5 mins). Relatively heavy. New Feature: Company-wide map markers New Feat: Instant Hotbar Equip QOL: Structure Weights now displayed on items QOL: Revamped Skill Tree UI (first pass has already made it in!) With more still to come! latest Patch notes While working on the mega patch, we are still continuing to iterate on the live game. These are the updates that the game has seen since our last Captain's Log. 104.56 - Skill UI redesign (first pass, more work to come with it!) - Fixed misalignment with female first person hand view v104.55 - Ending Magic Mythos event on Official Servers v104.52 - Large Cannons not snapped onto Gunports on Servers using bDontRequireLargeCannonsToSnapOnShips=true will now fire correctly. v104.51 - RMB or Middle Mouse Button will now "drop" a grenade - Grenade physics tweaked slightly be weightier, damage radius increased 15%, and grenade explosions now move with ships properly - Stationed NPC's aside from puckle are now properly melee-damageable - Added server option to allow large cannons to not require snap on ship: Game.ini ShooterGameMode bDontRequireLargeCannonsToSnapOnShips=true - Fixes for cyclops Cloth boots and Kraken Hat not being rewarded - Switched from Add New Item to Increment Item Quantity for Milk and Wool from Cow and Sheep to prevent being limited to Max Item Quantity if the player had no exiting stacks of the item given. - Increased max amounts at full yield from 60 to 80 for Cow and 100 to 200 for Sheep. - Melee Combat, fixing two bugs related to blocking: Setting traces to use zero instead of complex collision groups on clients so that clients properly see hits Fixing mistaken/unclear orderings for block determination that led to servers failing to correctly identify and pass along a block if the client-based block didn't succeed (such as in the cases where the client couldn't land a hit due to the collision group) - Added a "turn off" option to ballista and catapult - Fixed floating characters on standable tames such as elephants - Fixed a bug where clients would see characters that had been grapple pulled off tame still move with their tames as if they were mounted resulting in a weird flight-like state. - Added option to hide the pause menu's Server Info Panel 104.33 - Fixed an issue with leatherwing's grab - Large cannons should now properly snap to all gunports - Large cannon snaps now require floor/deck underneath - Nature's touch cooldown now has unique icon - Coral item now has correct coal-type item category icon - Reduced Golden Age creature spawns by 60% and increased their respawn interval by a factor of 3 - The extra Water-structure foundation checks now only check against other Water-structures, and do not apply for Settlement Owners - Item Skins are no longer eliminated when Trading v104.2 - Hid the unclaim boat button as it's not ready for public release yet - Fixed an issue where Large Cannons were being destroyed on the destruction of a gunport they were snapped to - When demolishing a non-ship/core type structures on a non-fully-anchored boat, resources will not be returned to you. This will be indicated to you via the demolish HUD. The boat must be fully anchored to get resources back for non-ship/core type structures. v104.14 Balance Changes - Crab can no longer grab crew off stations - Ship claim time reduced by 5x when a ship is unanchored. - Large Cannons can now only be placed in gun ports when on ships. Existing Large Cannons that have been placed on decks or ceilings will not be functional and will need to be demolished. - Small reduction in Large Cannon damage - One-time doubling of acquired Discovery Points for all previously existing player profiles - Players will now get 2 Discovery Points per regular discovery rather than 1 - Quest Discovery Points have also increased by approximately 2x - Lighthouses will check for nearby enemy players before being able to be successfully placed - Large Gateways, Gates, and Large walls will check for nearby online players before being able to be placed unless on Settlements during peacetime. - Core Structures will check for nearby online players before being able to be placed during Combat Phase on Settlements - Flotsam gold reward gold increased by 20% - Crew Payment Interval doubled (this means that you'll need to pay them less gold) - Shipwreck Gold Reward doubled - Creatures able to be equipped with armour along with Crew are now able to equip gear above common quality. - Any structure that checks for enemy foundations when placed in water now has a 4x enemy foundation check radius (such as pillars and shipyards) - There is now a creature specific cooldown on Nature's Touch QoL Changes - Increased spoil timer on SotD loot. - Reduction in Blizzard Sound Effect volume - Crewmembers will no longer eat Water Jars from the food larder or their inventories - Transferring materials with a filter on now transfers all children types too. For example, filtering HIDE will transfer Leather, Fur, Hair, etc. - Transferring items of a higher than base quality will now automatically go into the hotbar space Bug Fixes -The Accordion song, “A Mockatoo Once Told Me” will now appropriately apply the buff to players in the area - Fix to the movement of elevator when manually operated - Fixed a crash on transition - Submarine now consumes fuel consistently after crossing a world border - Kracken should no longer aggro onto ships/players outside of the barrier - Fixed an issue related to ships transitioning with players when a catapult was used - Fixed a basing issue which could occur when crabs jumped off ships - Fixed an issue caused by opening the feats wheel then pressing “i” which caused the mouse cursor to be placed on screen. - An unraised noose on a ship will no longer cause a player to take damage upon transferring - Fixed an exploit related to harvesting from crop plots - Fixed an issue with crop plots unintentionally being able to be stacked - A player’s bag will no longer spawn above the cave if they die completing the Powerstone quest - Items inside a loot bag will now register the correct weight - Fixed a visual bug related to the cloth Cyclops Helmet skin - Cannons can no longer be placed right beside another (to address stacking three cannons inside a gun port) - The sextant compass buff will no longer be removed upon logging out - Fixed Hydra Spawn on H6 - Cleaned up levels from Mnt_R_PVE and reworked spawns on Cay_H - Cannonballs will no longer pass through own collision - Gateways and Gates can no longer be placed in Freeports or Golden Age Ruin servers - Alloy will now be correctly detected from a resource repair box Misc - Settlement Owners on our PvE Networks can no longer set rules on building offensive structures - Rectified an inconsistency when painting decks and ceilings on ships - Adjusted the Chest Width slider for females in the character creation screen - Corrected Hide Cyclops Armour name in BP description v103.32 - Improved logic for fixes related to items/blueprints changing into Engrams. v103.31 - Fixed another case where items/blueprints could change into Engrams. v103.3 - Fixed a bug which would have caused items/blueprints to change into Engrams. v103.2 - Fixed a bug which would have caused items/blueprints to change into Engrams. Complete Patch Notes: SHOW 'N' TELL #7 We loved looking over the entries for Show 'n Tell 7 and we're excited to showcase this collection so you can check out player's creative endeavours and piratey adventures! Feast yer eyes on th' best o' th' bunch below! WINNERS ATLASGENESIS I...have no words...this made me laugh. Fantastic editing and shots also. Congratulations, you take first place! GLOBYTHEOLDPIRATE Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow OTAWA72 Otawa is at it again with stunning composition and quality. KNIVET This unique perspective on an elephant shrouded in firelight caught our eye. HONOURABLE MENTIONS ENKI ANNUNAKI XXVISIONARYXX 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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