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  1. 13 points
    Thank you for another Q&A update that was completely worthless.
  2. 9 points
    When Season 4 began, we were hesitant to return but hopeful at the promises of new changes and active Devs. For the first few weeks we were really impressed! It felt like a completely different game compared to the horrors of Season 1. We reached out to old friends and were able to pull back many who had completely written off the game and everyone was having a lot of fun. We were encouraged by the Devs transparency and action with dealing with cheaters and exploiters, the balance improvements, the quality of life improvements with the farming grind... Atlas finally seemed to be becoming the game we had all initially hoped for. Then... you brought back barrels and literally killed the game overnight. The game transformed from a thriving sea based PvP game with engaging ship battles, into an endless assault of barrel bombs everywhere you look. No one wants to bring their ships out to sea anymore. What's the point if they can be deck cleared by a single barrage? With less and less action on the seas, the only way for anyone to get some PvP was to try and land raid, which after a few days becomes a discouraging pain in the ass. Pretty much everyone has now quit and you can see from your player stats that nearly every grid is empty. Sad to say you blew it with barrel bombs and I'm not sure many will be willing to give Atlas another chance considering you didn't listen to your community when they begged you to revert the changes. I still hope that Atlas can become something great, it has bones to be amazing but time and time again your community has spoken loudly that they are seeking more action on the seas and until barrels are removed or balanced better, that will not happen.
  3. 8 points
    Barrels need to be completely removed from this current iteration of the game. This is going to be your biggest contention point for any type of PVP player. They are just too powerful. They do way too much damage. There is no real way to mitigate barrels right now in this game. Barrels should only be able to be used from Catapults. Or placed manually and lit. They should NOT be able to be fired from cannons. Full stop. Barrels should not be able to remove a row of planks from a ship. Either make them incredibly heavy, or make the materials excessive. They are too easy to make, too light and too disposable for the amount of damage they can do to not only ships but player structures. You say you want this to be a sea focused pvp game. Barrels have made it so you can no longer leave your harbor because you're too busy trying to defend the structures it took you weeks to build and get destroyed in under 5 minutes. This is ridiculous and you need to change this if you ever hope to get any player base back into the game. Limit the number of catapults on a ship by ship type. Remove the ability for cannons to fire barrels. 0 on sloop. 1 on schooner 2 on brig 4 on galleon. Reload time on catapults on animals should be 10+ seconds.
  4. 7 points
    I know you see the complaints, you hear the issues... I know you are in the game and checking on things. I know you see the carnage of barrel bombs, I know you see the farm houses are not working, the SOTD are broke, submarines are glitching when you drop them and pick them back up, sunken ship frames are stuck in the water... I understand this is prerelease and I need to expect issues, but at least let us know you hear us, you see the issues, you are working on something... Anything? You have a patient community, but we need to hear something from you.
  5. 7 points
    When will we see some news that is actually news not just some platitudes about how hard you are working?
  6. 5 points
    almost 6k hours in game, i can honestly tell you the current ability to add cannon and ship leveled points to multiplicative values of barrel damage is WAY WAY WAY TO OVER POWERED. You need to remove them, or reduce range by 50%, Reduce damage by 50% AND (not or, this is all 3) remove the multiplicative damage on ships, from Cannon % and Ship levels multiplying the damage of barrels. This current iteration has reduced sea combat DRASTICALLY we cant get people to bring out endgame boats to fight us because 1 volly and those sails (those .001% to drop handling ENDGAME sails) are gone, 394% defense wont mean F all if i have a 200% cannon and 174% dmg in schooner lvl's, they would be gone. Is that balanced? hundred hours to find end game sails to my LUL schooner? that is unfair, and i do it to people. Its wrong, NO ONE WHO PLAYS asked for this, NO ONE who is playing wants it kept. THE PLAYER BASE IS BEGGING FOR THIS TO BE FIXED You don't address it. you ignore this GLARRING problem. FIX BARRELS!
  7. 5 points
    yep, barrels killed the game. I have gone from a daily player to signing in once a week and going meh can't sail anywhere without someone one shotting your ship with barrels. no point in having mythic ships and planks if one barrage of barrels sinks it in moments.
  8. 5 points
    I have played this game for years and never have i had a season like this one. The admin support is shit and that is putting it in the nicest way I can. Please either wipe the whole server or fix the damn thing. Get rid of all the blocked sunken treasures, broken army of the damned ships, broken submarine, broken grids, sperm whale spawns, battleeye issues, painting animals... and then the stupid block count.. Figure it out or quite your jobs and do something else. You are loosing players...
  9. 4 points
    Stopped playing about a month ago and just coming to the forums to see if they are actually trying to fix the game. Apparently not. So sad to see this game fail so hard. It has a ton of potential if it just had a Development team that would listen and focus on fixing problems rather than trying to balance PvP and add fluff to entice a few more people to purchase the game.
  10. 4 points
    Having a fuel cost period is just stupid. This isn't fucking ARK with tech generators and autopoop collectors and distributors. They should be manned by an NPC. Period.
  11. 4 points
    BARRELS ARE GARBAGE. There is no other way to put it. Fucking take them out of the game. Whatever dev has this "grande vision" for this game is fucking blind.
  12. 4 points
    I'm pretty sure devs want ship pvp, BUT people don't want to bring out ships bc a bp-ed ship can be raped by a common barrel ship. Even worse if the ship is also bped and damaged pumped. Barrels are like bugs. Devs like em. We don't. Get rid of bugs- I mean, barrels. There's other balance issues, but the barrels are the ones that screams out the most attention for balance. Quit buffing it. No one asked for barrels. You think it's a good idea. But it's not. Put the barrels back in the trash. The recycling bin is too good for em.
  13. 4 points
    So if I regularly eat at a restaurant and have average meals then one day without telling me they hire a new cook and my meal is poor it’s my fault? Sorry but the game before this last wipe was better than it is today. I agree with @Jaster. Except the money part because 1300hrs for $25 is fine with me.
  14. 4 points
  15. 4 points
    When are you going to bring back the NA PVE?? The lag gets sooooooooooo bad when you get in a lawless area it is hard to do anything at all when you take 2 steps and end up back where you were over and over...I was able to understand that taking it down so you can use it for testing was needed but to shaft all of the American players and say deal with it is killing the game... If you think it is easy to play when the ping is 150 to 250 all the time in lawless you need to grow up... You were not able to get things right when you just had to rework the map like the polar and tundra are reversed Tundra IS colder than polar like you had it last season.. If all you want to support is the PVP end of the game and say fuck you to all of us PVE players you have killed the game officially before you even release it.. You ask for input from players and the only ones you even take questions from are the PVP guys and avoid us PVE guys... You cherry pick the questions that are easy to answer and shun the real questions that people want to know...
  16. 3 points
    Submarines have been a favorite toy of griefers since they were first introduced, and anyone who's ever played PvP know what I'm talking about. Subs can't be hit with cannonballs when submerged, and NPC mounted cannons apparently consider submarines to be "ships". We all see the problem here, right? As everyone knows, griefers use this mechanic to drain cannonballs from defensive towers and even cause them to sink the tower owner's own ships by sitting submerged with the ships between it and the defensive cannons - this is typically done during an island's peace period, which makes it all the more broken. A couple of suggestions: 1. Change submarines from "ships" to something else, or add a tag to differentiate them from surface ships, and then change ship target options to "Ships" and "Ships and Submarines". 2. Add an AE damage effect to medium and large cannonballs that will also effect anything underwater. Yes, I know all about "disable your cannons during peace" and "don't park your boats under your own cannons", but these are workarounds to make the best of a broken mechanic. It's about time that we had an actual fix.
  17. 3 points
    Companies.....yeah....let me throw this out there..... There are obviously good companies and bad companies.... Good companies want you to invest in their product, whether it be a game (this case) or something else, but they ALSO read/acknowledge/respond to customer (us in this case) feedback. They appreciate what you say, whether it's criticism or a heart felt compliment. They act on what you say, taking your feedback seriously to improve their product. Bad companies just want your cash. That's it. Just your cash. They change their product according to what THEY want, with little to no regards to what their customers actually want or suggest. Feedback of all kinds, good or bad, gets ignored 99% of the time. When they just so happen to get something right, which would be rare, they act with "See? We listen to our customers" .... So.... Which category does this company fall in? You decide....
  18. 3 points
    Atlas isn't even currently in the top 200 of top games played. The fucking cartoon pirate game, Sea of Thieves, is even in the top 100 games (#59). That's pretty terrible. Hell, Even Raft has more players and is sitting at #149 and it only has like 20 total hours of playable content right now but at least it has competent Developers and non-game breaking bugs. 242. ATLAS 1,597 4,539 1,874,509 Source: https://steamcharts.com/top/p.10
  19. 3 points
    Real talk tho, 4k hours in. Barrels NEED to be removed in order for this game to last. The mention of needing it for future content, well bring it back with that future content if it can be used. They are as cheap as nades essentially, do damage equivalent to the old torpedoes, and can be stuffed into mobile cannons on tames and boats.....remove the fricken item until its fixed
  20. 3 points
    Thank GOD. No more shuffling resources into my personal inventory just to craft the simplest, most common things.
  21. 3 points
    Guys you were really close to fixing the warehouse and farmhouse, but then you made it worse making it so they need to be built near coal and oil (which isnt on every island) to remain functional without player interaction. If the goal is automation remove the fuel cost, but if you have to program in some sort of fuel just use fiber in the mean time.
  22. 3 points
    Please just remove barrels from catapults and cannons, thanks
  23. 3 points
    survey gets hung up and wont load past page 9. can you do anything right? use your brains boys! last patch created more issues and broke more aspects of the game than you fixed and improved.
  24. 3 points
    This is literally your job. Your job is to give the community information from the devs, and give devs input from the community? So what...your message to us is that you are done doing your job because we have legitimate complaints, concerns, and frustrations. Oh, and I saw that Dischord message you sent another player where you, Chismebeard, stated that you guys were not going to investigate or take action on any CoC violation because the focus is on developments and improvements. So you're not listening to the community, you're not addressing concerns which the community has, you're not dealing with people who violate the CoC, you're not dealing is ppl who exploit, and now you're not going to give us any info. I feel inclined to ask, what the hell are you gonna do? I mean, besides kill off a promising game and alienate your entire player base.
  25. 3 points
    Chism don't take it personal. You are coming in late in the game. I've been here since day one, and the game has been through a lot of ups and down. Your team IS coming up with great stuff, but it just seems rushed to me. We are a great community and have lots to contribute (even if mostly snark towards the devs). Test test test!!! I was always part of the PTR group and happy to do it. When the Farms came out, it introduced some obvious bugs (not to mention blowing away all unofficial servers). Then throwing the warehouse on top, all of a sudden the game is SERIOUSLY broken. Should have been rolled back instantly (in my opinion).
  26. 3 points
    Sorry all. I'm usually only logged into the ATLAS account, and not my personal account. I also don't usually chime in because there is nothing for me to say. It doesn't seem the Q&A questions are satisfactory, so we may discontinue them for now, and only post when there is a definite timeline for things.
  27. 3 points
    I want to ask why the barrel bomb update. It resulted in overcrowded freeports, common schooners killing mythic galleons/brigs, pretty any ship that gets the first volley of barrels off. There was a reason barrels where taken out of cannons in season one. I would like to know why it was decided to return to this mechanic ?
  28. 3 points
    I figured I would put this here instead of the Discord since it seems the dev's have gone silent in there for reasons. Reasons this game is broken right now: No updates from dev's in over a week about an explosive topic. This is a really bad look for any gaming company. Barrel Bombs are OP as fuck. There is no way to defend from them right now without spamming pillars completely everywhere. They are the new land/sea meta in a game that was by the developers own admission needing better ship pvp. Barrels fired from a boat will instantly deplank anything below a galleon from a single barrel. If you salvo barrels, its bye bye ship. Not to mention they clear a deck completely if fired from height. There's almost no ship battles happening any more due to this. Barrels on land make honeycombing completely useless. With the amount of splash damage that barrels have walls don't even really matter anymore. I'm not quite sure what the theory is behind an explosive surrounded by wood being shot safely out of a cannon by an explosive is. Either the cost per barrel needs to be increased exponentially, the weight, or the reload time needs to be increased 10 fold. They shouldn't be able to be carried at all. If they are, they should have a placement timer. IE, 5 seconds to set it down and set the fuse. This will hopefully stop/slow suicide runners. Barrels that are "thrown" on land should be destroyable the same way as a "placed" barrel. Either by melee or defusing. Right now if a barrel is thrown by hand or from a catapult and it hits land/water it is not defuseable/destroyable. Warehouses are pretty much useless. You can only place 1 effectively on an island. Doesn't matter what company. So the first person to put one down wins. They don't collect wood at all. Their gather rates are incredibly slow. They have very little gather range even though their placement range is HUGE. SOTD's are broken. They spawn frozen in place, with bright red flags and don't move and take little damage. You can sail right through them. They don't drop loot/give XP and block spawns for real SOTD's. Cannon mounts are able to get into a submarine and shoot from inside a submarine. You can also throw grenades from inside a submarine as well. The reason the community is upset is because this was an unneeded change. Barrels were introduced in Season 1 and everyone thought they were terrible then too. Barrels just need to be removed from the game until they find a proper place. What they are now is not it. Test Server... what happened to this? There have been test servers for previous seasons. This needs to be a thing that is done for any kind of major game-play mechanic change such as barrels. This completely changed the way the game was played, and it would have been more useful to find this out in a test environment before putting it on the live servers. You would have saved your community a lot of grief, and a lot of players would likely still be playing right now. The BIGGEST issue right now is the clear lack of communication from the developers. This happened the last 3 seasons. It's why people left this game in droves. And it's already happening again less than 2 months into the season.
  29. 2 points
    agreed , met some really nice people randomly , hell we're giving all our stuff to them and really hope to see them on the next map , Its encounters like that , which make official worth playing , sadly its the bugs and lack of any support that also make it worth abandoning
  30. 2 points
    Steam is already reporting some pretty low numbers. Although steam can't track people who have atlas outside of steam, but it's a good estimate for the playerbase. On top of H hotkey still being broken from the "big map update", and warehouses still only work for some people, on some island. They really broke the game this time with the latest update, can't craft bows/ arrows and game crashes in skill tree menu, bravo guys you've really outdone yourself this time . Just like back in season 1 when they made animals insta heal and almost 3 weeks for the hotfix numbers on steam went from 60k+ to just over 30k because you literally needed 4 people to take down a pig. I believe this is finally RIP Atlas boys, these devs don't give a flying fuck.
  31. 2 points
    Get lost. I do not want to forge some allies. This goes only to prove that you can't do shit in this game when you are not the one with the larger number of players. I do not want to be forced into desperately having to ally with virtually everyone just so i do not auto lose every single encounter. I want to be part of a SMALL(!!!!!) group of skillful veterans and i want us to be able to sustain ourselves like that. Nobody should be entitled to raze us at their discretion just because they are allied with more motherfuckers than we are. This game is only for people who are absolutely incapable of achieving literally anything on their own and always rely on having 49 people at hand for whatever challenge may arise. None of the devs ever had any idea about a perspective for smaller tribes, hence there is none. We are meant to be cannon fodder by design, or lack thereof.
  32. 2 points
    I play because of the awesome people you can find in PVE. I’ll give you an example. I was racing to a 8+ sunken treasure in my zippy fast schooner and a brig smashed into me which cut the air off to my wife who was diving down. I was like, “how rude!” Then the guy beats us down to the treasure and says “Have fun in Your rowboat”. I decided then that I needed this person as a friend so I decided to sail in front of him wherever he went. Which is easy in a “rowboat” that will do 19+ knots. So after 45 minutes of telling him we are a team and asking him are we there yet, we became brothers. In the end I learned that it was actually his treasure because he blew up the SODs to get it before I got there. How could I have known? So cheers to you, Dave Buckeye Company. My big brother and Atlas friend forever whether you like it or not.
  33. 2 points
    Same as everyone else, I'm not really having too much faith right now. But still.... building a little base, making ships and arming them, doing testruns with them, sail to freeport for crew. Next to some taming, wich is pretty obsolete now for the farmingpart and treasuremaps/sunken ones, also the caveruns (nekked with pepper up my pegleg) are too much fun not to do. Even playing solo it is doable (PvE here btw). Exploring islands, making friends (some foes along the way) that's what's counting for loads of players. The thing which most of us keep on trying and hoping what eventually , again with loads of hope, happens; Fixed bugs. All those bugs from "Season 1"(Still can't get used to this season thingy), after each wipe still not fixed. Want to build trust among players? Live up to your expectations. This is a pirategame ffs, not a zoo. We want way more action at sea. Bigger battles, more skills in the skilltree so we do not need those bp's anymore. We want to be a trader or an outlaw, blacksmith or perhaps farmer to build our own trade/kill routes. Bp's are getting way too much attention, this should be diverted into skillpoints and more gold to trade. Let us start out as 1 of those and dive into the trade you choose and expand knowledge. Farmhouses should be way more limited as well, 2 or 3 per company/island. Let us start out with a basespot on an island as a soloplayer. When we want to team up, let us buy an island and REALLY manage it. And pretty please, get rid off lawless. Oh, and 1 more thing... Add lasers.Those bugs are getting pretty annoying.
  34. 2 points
    I really don't understand why people are still playing this game. It's in the worst shape it's ever been and that's even taking into account the release which was the WORST game release of any game I've ever played (that's 20+ years of gaming). I've been playing Fallout 76 and Red Dead Online and both games are tons better than this game. Hell, I've even been playing Grounded with my kids and that juvenile game is better than this current game.
  35. 2 points
    Exactly, everyone should literally just stop playing this game and teach these fuckbags a lesson.
  36. 2 points
    Hard to support them if they do not return the favor of acknowledging their players, as far as the hours one has put into games is ones own time spent the way they wanted to spend it that being said, it should show some support IMO at 4k hours but one can only take bs for so long in any situation, I have supported Atlas myself up until the change of wiping us yet once again ( being lied to when they said they would not wipe again ) not crying just pointing out a blatant lie, I don't hide from them like so many others like to do nor, do I act like it didn't/doesn't happen maybe I am more compassionate about the people who actually play the game and who put in all of those hours, yeah, that is most likely the way my mind works. Either way, I still have not gotten an answer to my question, only a smarta$$ reply that he never ever follows through with any explanation of what he means when he makes the simplistic statements ( not referring to you the poster, referring to the obvious one that only posts to have his numbers go up ).
  37. 2 points
    Probably more newer to video games than you are to being an a$$, that is a guess though.
  38. 2 points
    To all the people crying about barrels shush up its annoying barrels on cart and catapults i get....but the reason they added them on boats are so the solo player who cant get mythical galleons in a day built has a chance at survival on the open seas....if you opened your eyes and used your head for a second you would realize they are helping small player companies survive and even give them the ability to raid larger companies so please shush up with the crying and lets see where they take this barrel rework (and i have been playing since season 1 so i have experience in the game and its all in pvp) and the addition of warehouses and farmhouses were amazing and now addition of auto manned artillery is amazing grapeshot you guys are doing some good additions and cant wait to see what you bring
  39. 2 points
    After the this patch at the moment game is unplayable for me. Only I can gather resources as for ammo I only can craft bullets. Second game crashes, items also disappeared from hot bar then I use bed. I just forgot to take them out. Please fix this issue asap. And in future you have to rewrite code so when you add features or fixing bug it doesn't brake current game state. With updates should work way better but not like your fixed one but other stuff broke (like crashing when you try search recipe on skill tree, like you can't craft arrow or items disappears). Many thanks
  40. 2 points
    Do you guys test anything? all arrows, fire arrows xbow bolts are wiped, from inventory, ships storage and there isnt even an option to craft them anymore WTF
  41. 2 points
    Why aren't the patch notes posted in the section called PATCH NOTES? Why have a special section, on the top bar of the forum, called patch notes, and then put them somewhere else? Oh, and remove barrels before you lose all your players
  42. 2 points
    Nice! I've always wanted to ride my tamed cow!
  43. 2 points
    It sure feels like years lol
  44. 2 points
    just create a patreon account so we can give you more money for development. A game for thousands of hours costs like a few hamburgers. Perhaps this will help. No money = no honey, we know.
  45. 2 points
    Based on what you guys have written you seem overwhelmed with trying to fix this game. Don't Be! People Love this Game, that's why they comment and keep playing. (me included) Just do what you think is best and don't listen to all this. Most of us will still be here playing and complaining, no matter what you do.
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    Can someone tell the dev's to make a small company server like come on who would disapprove of that, the only people that would be against it would be the claim obsessed mega tribes on the official servers. Make it just like Ark Survival Evolved, only 5 company members in a company and no alliances allowed. All the non-mega tribe folk (atleast 80% of us lads) would flock to that server and have a jolly ole time not having to deal with those power obsessed peeps. There'd hardly be a server where you'd get 5 fps from just entering because of the dozens of gallons docked uselessly at sea. upvote so the dev's lords can sea this- yours truly tht0n3pirate
  48. 2 points
    They have always had issues updating patch notes. They don't know that it needs to be updated, they just occasionally update it, maybe if somebody asks them to. They probably forget how to even login to the forum half the time. edit: Oh, and they never respected their players.
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