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    Current ATLAS Official Server Network Server Version: v540.0 Current ATLAS PC Client Version: v540.0 Current ATLAS Xbox Client Version: v540.0 Upcoming patch notes Please note these patch notes are not finalized and there may be changeS prior to the full release on the live servers. More notes to come! released patch notes v540.0(Hotfix) Bug Fixes - Fog of War will now work correctly Misc. - Bleed damage on Industrial firearms will not stack anymore - Bleed damage on Industrial firearms will not affect bosses anymore Xbox Only - Fixed Instances of Map Menu UI not being able to be interacted with via controller v538.6 New Content New Modular Ship The Pegasus This is a new modular ship focused on transporting players’ tames. It is a 5 length ship built in the Advanced Shipyard once players have found blueprints for it. Blueprints can be found in shipwrecks. Unlocked in the Advanced Shipwright Skill It comes with 6 tame railings that can store 5 tames each (30 Total). Resources for a base version: Wood - 2500 Thatch - 2000 Fibers - 2000 Metal - 20 New Modular Ship UI We’ve added a popularly voted on request to the game in the form of additional UI for captains to know where leaks and damage is on their modular ships. There are 3 stages for durability: Green - Durability is good Yellow - Durability is moderate Red - Durability is poor If the portion of the ship is flashing, it means this area has a leak. We will look to make this UI element colorblind friendly in the future. Map Menu UI Visual Revamp The Atlas tab map UI has been revamped visually for an easier navigation of the regions. Instead of having dropdown tabs of the regions on the left, all regions available will be shown on one Overworld map. Players will be able to click and see all regions available on the overworld map. To get to the Overworld map click on the icon of the globe in the top left of your map screen. The region the player is currently in on the Overworld map is highlighted in green. Open Water Servers There is a new way to traverse through the atlas’ regions besides portals. There are now intermediate open water servers that connect regions to one another. There are no islands to be found here, just open seas and the treasure and dangers that come along with it. They are known as open waters and there are four of them within the world. They are connected through all sides of the Central Waters region. Depending on which cardinal direction the player goes through determines which region they travel to. Northern Sea - North Pole, Eastern Waters, Central Waters, Western Waters Eastern Sea - North Pole, Eastern Waters, Africa, Central Waters Southern Sea - Central Waters, Africa, Antarctica, South America Western Sea - North Pole, Central Waters, South America, Western Waters Industrial Wonder Content The industrial path of Wonders is slowly making its way into the Atlas. Transient and Static nodes for this path can be found and harvested exclusively within the Uncharted Sea region. Industrial Wonder: Power Nodes Transient Node - Geothermal Vents This transient node is similar to the Army of the Damned ones in that they have a time limit of one week before they deplete, despawn, and respawn at a different location, but they spawn more inland. Players will need to craft the new Ore Miner structure in order to harvest the resource of these nodes. These transient nodes produce a new resource type of coal: Brimstone Static Nodes There are two variants of Industrial static nodes - Lava vents and Sulfur pits. There is no need to create a harvesting structure for either as Pathfinders who’ve traveled here have built them already, but they seem to have perished. Lava Vents produce a new metal: Orichalcum. Sulfur Pits produce a new type of coal: Pure Sulfur Both of these resources are needed to craft new Industrial structures and gear now and in the future. Lava static nodes allow players to build the Industrial Smithy. Sulfur pit static nodes will get new crafting recipes in the future! New Craftables Ore Miner - harvests the resources of the industrial transient node only. Unlocked in the Metallurgy skill. Crafted in the smithy Resources Wood - 125 Thatch - 400 Fibers - 320 Metal - 360 Hide - 100 Stone - 1200 Industrial Smithy - The structure allows players to build Industrial Wonder specific content. Unlocked in the Metallurgy Skill. Crafted in the Lava Static nodes Resources Orichalcum - 100 Pure Sulfur - 60 Wood - 50 Brimstone - 50 Industrial Rifle - A rifle variant unique to this path that deals bleed additional damage Unlocked in the Secrets of Rifle skill Crafted in the Industrial Smithy Resources Ingot - 65 Orichalcum - 85 Pure Sulfur - 32 Flint - 30 Oil - 20 Industrialized Hydra Pistol - A pistol variant unique to this path that deals additional bleed damage Unlocked in the Revolvers skill. Crafted in the Industrial Smithy Resources Ingot - 35 Orichalcum - 45 Pure Sulfur - 20 Flint - 24 Oil - 12 Sulfurous Minni - A new ammo type that is fired out of the industrial rifle and pistol. Unlocked in the Secrets of Rifle skill Crafted in the Industrial Smithy Resources Orichalcum - 2 Gunpowder - 2 Pure Sulfur - 3 Brimstone - 1 Freeport Tortuga Freeport islands has been updated with new visuals. New Holiday Content St. Patties Day Holiday Pot of Gold has been added to the holiday vendor in freeports. Green Ale has been added to the holiday vendor in freeports. New Skill Pirates Resilience Pirates Resilience will be a passive buff gained when any pathfinder achieves the ‘Veteran Explorer’ quest. This buff will cause all incoming torpor damage to be reduced by 50%. Bug Fixes Fixed instances where Vendor NPCs’ purchasable item highlights worked incorrectly Fixed instances where the monumental studies structure was missing collision Fixed instances where the market trade system is not locating the correct trade connections Fixed instances of Circular Slice not functioning with a shield equipped Fixed instances where available spawn servers would not reflect the player’s current server Fixed instances where the weight stat on the Turtle Ship would revert to the default value after logging off Fixed instances where claim points were inaccurate Fixed instances where Sea Fort towers and walls could be demolished Fixed instances where sail snap points would change when a ship was released Fixed instances where a duplicate sub was created when the dingy dock was full Fixed instances where small sails could be placed very close to each other Fixed instances where holiday structures could be placed in freeports Fixed instances where the unnatural fog was not functioning Fixed instances of misspelled text on Burial Mound Framework Fixed instances where ship auto-pilot does not function properly Fixed instances where Ships of the Damned followed the player across grids Fixed instances where there was an overlapping gun port on the Turtle Ship Fixed instances where the default sail on a Cog spawned at incorrect location Fixed instances where the Sextant minimap would crash the client in Blackwood Fixed instances where modular ships could have more sails then intended Fixed instances where modular ships could exceed their intended max speed Fixed instances where UI text would overlap Fixed instances where PVE claim tower decay would affect surrounding structures even if it wasn’t fully built Fixed instances of islands having visual inconsistencies Fixed instances where discovery zones of power stones were in Rookie cove grids Fixed instances of multiple forms of torpor resistance to be in-line with the description Fixed instances of The Great Temple structures having incorrect health values Fixed instances of UI errors Fixed instances of incorrect creature spawns Misc Settlement Claim Flag UI has been edited to be more clear Respawn menu UI has been edited to be more consistent Crocodile’s floating position has been raised Portal Art has been changed Valentines’ Day and Lunar New Year items have been removed from the Holiday Vendor Shield Bash and Sword Attack no longer share a cooldown Large Stone Wall health has been increased to 100,000 Large Stone Foundation has been increased to 120,000 Meat has been added to the list of resources players can add to the crew silo Stage progression required resources for the Great Temple has been modified to only use blocks / bundles instead of large quantities of base resources Progression Table is now limited to owning company Progression Table can no longer be destroyed Colors for the quality of items has been shifted to be more readable Modular ships sinking time has been slowed by 50% Mortar and Harrier ships can now only fire if they are going under 5 knots Modular ship speeds have been adjusted to be more inline with the legacy ships Industrial Sea Fort buff tower has had its descriptive name changed from Industrial Generator to Industrial Tower LODs have been adjusted, updated, or created for several assets Xbox Specific Fixed instances of memory leaks Fixed instances of textures loading and unload incorrectly Fixed instances where level of detail was not being changed correctly This is a work in progress. Additional fixes and optimization coming in future patches. Known Issues Xbox Series S still has some crashes when loading large numbers of structures Industrial Hydra and Industrial Rifle are not affected by the ‘Lucky Loader’ Feat Portal art for returning to Rookie Cove still shows the “Atlantean Ring” Portal art does not fade into the sky correctly Offloading tames faces them all in the same direction Lava vent node will not damage players that walk into the lava Pegasus has incorrect icon v537.5 New Content: New Regions have been added. Eastern Waters Located to the East of Central Waters, and are full of claimable islands. Portals to enter the Eastern Waters are located J2 and I1. Western Waters Located to the West of Central Waters, and are full of claimable islands. Portals to enter the Western Waters are located in G1 and F4. Uncharted Sea A new sea has been discovered, what mysteries will be uncovered while exploring these waters? There is a storm brewing on the horizon which might make it difficult to live in this region at some point in the future. This region is lawless. Portals to enter the Uncharted Sea are located in E11 and I11. Workstation The Workstation is a new crafting facility that allows players to change 10,000 of a resource into a block or bundle of that resource. You can also turn a block or bundle back into a stack of 10,000 resources. Resources included: Flint Stone Coquina Granite Limestone Marble Sandstone Slate Woods Cedar Cursed Wood Fir Ironwood Oak Pine Poplar New Holiday Items have been added. These items are available from NPC vendors in freeports. Lunar New Year Stone Tiger Statue Jade Tiger Statue Gold Tiger Statue Paper Lantern Valentine’s Day Black Giant Teddy Bear Pink Giant Teddy Bear Red Giant Teddy Bear Bug Fixes: Fixed instances where roof tiles would snap to floating points above ceiling structures Fixed instances where the transient tracker did not point at the correct location and updated the item description Fixed instances where Cursed Armor would not appear correctly on some female characters Fixed instances where General Tile Module were no longer useable Fixed instances where Army of the Damned Smithy would delete items Fixed instances where items were loss when demolishing a container structure Fixed instances of client crash when crew members are created while game language is set to Turkish Fixed instances where mounted NPC crew were not taking damage Fixed instances where grave digger stopped collecting Fixed instances where submarine causes a crash Fixed instances where Army of the Damned would not wake up after being knocked out Fixed instances where island selector was not working in freeports Fixed instances where items were being deleted from the Ritual Pedestal after a server restart Fixed instances where placing a Ritual Pedestal would cause a crash in single player Fixed instances where Ritual Pedestals would crash the server Fixed instances where placing a Ritual Pedestal would decay the structures around it Fixed instances where killing an unconscious crew would result in them standing up Fixed instances where player was being warped out of the B6 powerstone cave Fixed instances of a duplicate Army of the Damned Smithy in the Altar of the Damned craftables Fixed instances where items were being deleted from the Altar of the Damned after a server restart Fixed instances where items were being deleted from the Cursed Temple after a server restart Fixed instances where firing at some angles caused crew members to dismount cannons on the turtle ship Fixed instances where item caches from demolished structures only contained 1 max player stack Fixed instances of bottles not containing treasure maps in polar regions Fixed instances where the incorrect message was displayed when attempting to claim an island that exceeded the available claim points Fixed instances where the monument studies structure had no collision Fixed instances where islands in G10 and C10 would have incorrect biomes Fixed instances where transient nodes could spawn on an island that does not allow building Fixed instances where the description of the frameworks for the Cursed Totem and Burial Mound did not accurately show construction time Fixed instances of data deletion while grid traveling in PVE Fixed instances of the market system behaving incorrectly Fixed instances where warehouses would duplicate resources on server restart Fixed instances where cursed temples could be built on ships Fixed instances where the Monumental Studies Modular Room did not allow players to craft anything Fixed instances where cursed armor was not showing up on female character models Fixed instances where junk sails would stop functioning after gridding Misc: Potatoes and Limes can now be stored in the crew silo Loom inventory max items increased from 60 to 150 Spider base and scaling stats have been increased Displayed name length is set to 13 characters The player is able to replace existing sails without having to demolish them first on legacy ships Level up text last for 30 seconds before fading Lowered the number of wild creature spawns by 25% Resources required to progress through the stages of the Great Temple have been adjusted Underwater Black rocks can now be built on The effectiveness of sails on multiple modular ships have been adjusted Weight sails are now more effective on the turtle and tramp freighter ships Loot from the kraken has been slightly adjusted to drop higher quality items and BPs Mech Monkey now has slightly higher drop rate The names of wood resources have been changed to their original names The cog now starts with one medium handling sail and 2 sail points Known Issues: Puckle mounted NPC crew take no damage. v536.03 New Content: The Great Temple The Great Temple Monument has been fully released. Players have visited the structure on the wonder islands in H9, I9, J9, K9 in Africa, and it is now claimable/buildable. To build the Great Temple players will need to build the Monuments Studies Modular room at the Damned Smithy and place it into a Cursed Temple. At the Monuments Studies Modular room players can craft the Great Temple Exterior. Once the exterior has been crafted, bring it to the foundation locations on one of the four wonder islands. These are lawless claim, so be careful, your temple can be stolen. Once placed, the Great Temple have 6 stages of progression, which are viewable at the Progression Table located in the entryway of the Temple. To progress from stage to stage you will need a large amount of resources and at least one week of real life time. The first company to reach stage 6 completes The Great Pyramid Wonder, which gives a permanent buff to all company members of +20 Fortitude. This buff is persistent and will carry over to next season! Stage resource requirements: Stage 2 Strongwood: 50,000 Limestone:100,000 Flint: 10,000 Mythos: 2000 Stage 3 Strongwood: 150,000 Marble: 175,000 Flint: 15,000 Mythos: 3000 Stage 4 Strongwood: 200,000 Sandstone: 300,000 Flint: 50,000 Mythos: 5000 Stage 5 Strongwood: 100,000 Slate: 500,000 Flint: 100,000 Mythos: 2 Stage 6 Build and place Sarcophagus in the main courtyard. Sarcophagus New bed that is restricted to the Great Temple. This bed completes the Great Temple and allows for instant respawn and bed transfers. Cost: Wood: 25 Thatch: 125 Fibers: 30 Hide: 40 Tramp Freighter The Tramp Freighter is a low cost vessel great for early game transport. It is a 2 length ship and comes attached with multiple cargo racks attached to both sides. It would suit any pathfinder for transport reasons. Cost: Wood: 1000 Thatch: 800 Fiber: 800 Metal: 100 Max Level: 60 Sail Points: 5 Module Points: 12 Attached Sails: one large and one medium handling sail Bug Fixes: Fixed instances where activated fire visual effects were floating above the lumberyard Fixed instances where activated fire visual effects were floating above the quarry Fixed instances where the schooner and raft could disappear from a small shipyard after server restart Fixed instances where transient nodes would not change position after a week Fixed instances where quest markers were in the wrong grid Fixed instances where the interaction with the irrigation system and a grill would cause unintended effects Fixed instances where players were able to damage other players on some freeport islands in PVE Fixed instances when trying to replace a sail would not correctly subtract the amount of sail points to be reduced from the old sail Fixed instances where waves could allow or disallow sail placement Fixed instances of weight not being correctly calculated when placing items in dinghy hangar railings Fixed instances where using a portal to the kraken’s lair caused the player to spawn facing the incorrect direction Fixed instances where some grids have freeport island selection when respawning Fixed instances of holes in the ocean Fixed instances of game crashes where players would be stuck unable to reconnect Fixed instances where some modular rooms could be placed on pillars Fixed instances where the tutorial volume is not controlled by the options Fixed instances where the storage box could only be crafted at the smithy Fixed instances where using the transient tracker and activating the map the compass would cause the compass to be invisible Fixed instances of placing structures on pillars and allowing them to float Fixed instances of pathfinders losing proper movement after teleporting while crouching Fixed instances where structures would be placed on freeport islands Fixed instances of the Broadsider spawning too far back in shipyards. Fixed instances where players could replace sails disregarding collision Fixed instances of Quest markers being in incorrect locations Fixed instances where Dyes would not be highlighted when able to craft Fixed instances where the Damned Smithy could be built on ships Fixed instances where the Songstone could be built on ships Fixed instances where Monument studies room had the incorrect model Fixed instances where Altars of the Damned were spawning iridium ingots Fixed instances where Damned Smithy’s were not placeable near the C11 Altar of the Damned Fixed instances where NPC’s that are attached to cannons, puckles, and sails would not take damage Fixed instances where Unnatural Fog ritual would crash the server Fixed instances where blueprint ships would not be created with 100% durability Fixed instances where treasure maps found in Tortuga would lead players outside of Tortuga Fixed instances where multiple taxation banks can be spawned at sea forts Fixed instances where multiple small sails could be placed at the front of the Turtle Ship Fixed instances where AotD ships would ignore some modular ships Fixed instances where structure placer would incorrectly display available snap points Fixed instances where island claim points are reset to 0 after a server restart Fixed instances where blueprinted ship modules would not start at 100% durability Misc: Maximum stack size for most food/drink recipes in the grill and cooking pot increased from 5 to 30 Grenades can now be stored in the munitions Storage UI changes made for the chatbox when creating a pathfinder Added Tiny Shipyard back into the Basics of Sailing skill, and allowed it to be crafted in the player inventory Increased maximum durability found on shipyards Vegetables and herbs can now be stored in the silo Cows and lions have increased mating ranges Reduced effectiveness of small and medium sails on some modular ships Reduced max sail points available on Broadsider BPs Dragon's Tongue Delight is now categorized as a drink Cursed grog can now be stored in the keg Mace Stun duration has been reduced Additional changes coming in a future patch Mace Stun ability cooldowns has been increased Additional changes coming in a future patch Shield bash stun ability cooldown have been increased Additional changes coming in a future patch Shipyards will now give demolish rewards excluding gold Known Issues: Xbox memory leak causing crashes when loading large amounts of textures Sarcophagus icon shows the icon for a simple bed Sarcophagus crafting resources are incorrect The Known Issues pertaining to the previous releases has been omitted from this list. We are creating a public facing issue tracker to follow them. v535.8 New Content: Ahoy Pathfinders! New land masses be appearin' on the horizon! The harsh climate and lack of water sources will make this area challenging to live on, but shapes of a mysterious building can be made out through thick fog covering part of the island. Monumental achievements await pathfinders seeking to call this Wonderous island home. With these changes comes a new map, a wipe and a new season for Atlas! Island locations: H9, I9, J9, K9 High heat ravages the island, be prepared with plenty of water Some creatures have higher base levels Lawless claim Tortuga Tortuga is a new freeport located outside of Rookie Cove that anyone can visit at anytime from the portals located in Central waters. Buy and shop for seeds, crewmembers and other basics that you need for your adventures. Tramp Freighter This new ship is a small and sturdy cargo hauler. It can carry more than other ships of its size and still retain respectable speed. It can not currently be built, but blueprints can be located in flotsam and shipwrecks. Building the Tramp Freighter will be released in the next patch. Bug Fixes: Fixed instances of incorrectly picking up insect meat with tames Fixed instances of the schooner and raft from disappearing from the small shipyard Fixed instances of oxygen not working correctly underwater Fixed instances of turning on ships in unintended ways Fixed instances of sails being up upon gridding (PvE) Fixed instances of treasure maps taking you to inaccessible grids Fixed instances of shoulder tames not working correctly after bed travel Fixed instances of incorrect durability on a medkit Fixed instances of the Medkit affecting character models unintentionally Fixed instances of spoil times not working correctly Fixed instances where resources were generating incorrectly in damned altars Fixed Instances where submarines were being stored incorrectly Fixed instances where there was unintended underwater visibility range on ships Fixed an issue with the zipline sending player in unintended directions Modular ship sailing behavior adjusted across the board Fixed instances of incorrect resource amounts when replacing modules Fixed instances where damned smithy icon was incorrect Fixed instances of ships being lost when attempting to border in Central Maw Fixed instances of blueprint modular ships losing sails Fixed instances of items in players' hotbars disappearing after bed travel Fixed instances of players losing control while repairing modular ships and bordering simultaneously Fixed instances of markers not being able to be placed correctly Fixed trade path between I1 and E5 Fixed issues with tax rates changing when owning players are changing servers Fixed an issue where the songstone was not placeable - Fixed an issue where restoring defaults on options would reset multiple menus - Fixed an issue where a player would be taxed by their own seafort - Fixed an issue where structures built from the damned smithy had incorrect damage calculations Misc: Gold cost from building base versions of ships has been removed The scaffolding for the Broadsider in the Shipyard is now correct The scaffolding for the Cog in the Basic and Advanced shipyard is now correct The locations of Transient nodes now correctly change weekly The cooldowns for the Repair Fiend and Rally the Troops UI will now display correctly Ships of the Damned will now return to their original location upon losing their target Treasure Maps no longer have a spoil time Emergency Ladder on Cog, Carrack, Harrier, Kraken is working as intended Smithy inventory max items increased from 150 to 300 Gold has been added as a base cost to the shipyards Changes made to the skills search bar to be more consistent Cosmetic polish to skills for clarity and uniformity Loot tables for blueprints in maps have been adjusted to be more in line with other drop sources The cooking pot grill and preserving bag can now only store items needed for its use Updated multiple item descriptions and names for spelling errors Certain Damned Altars will no longer be floating in mid-air Fixed instances in which resetting options to default would affect all option instead of the set a player was currently looking at Xbox only: Overworld map has been taken out of single player due to visibility issues Fixed issues where large islands would crash xbox players Known Issues: Scale of the map for wonder islands are inaccurate Discovery Zones for wonder islands are inaccurate Crude Tool is removed from player's craftables after a character respec Island selection in a4-d4 is not working as intended There is inaccurate. outdated text in the server select menu (Until 10/28:...) Quest marker for the lower left Africa Golden Age Ruin is incorrect (G9)+ Destroying shipyards will give no resources Tax rates are not being set correctly The Known Issues pertaining to the previous releases has been omitted from this list. We are creating a public facing issue tracker to follow them. v534.05 Bug Fixes: Fixed instances where NPC portals were usable from unintended ranges The carrack is now buildable in the Advanced shipyard by default Fixed instances where players using a controller could sometimes not select beds Fixed instances where ship modules could be incorrectly destroyed Fixed instances where the collision of the Cog ship was extended farther than it's visual representation Fixed instances where the Grave Digger harvested Cursed Bone Chips at an incorrect rate Fixed instances where Static Power Nodes were able to be destroyed by the player Fixed instances where General tile module was not craftable Fixed instances where the particle effect of the totem monument would activate on render Fixed instances where the Sextant buff would not show treasure correctly after transitioning grids Fixed instances where the Sextant buff would show incorrect map images on the mini map Fixed instances where multiple Altars would spawn on the same location Fixed instances where sailing points for blueprint crafted modular ships would not transfer correct values Fixed Instances where resources in the Damned Altar were not producing after server restart. Fixed instances where water temperature was not correct to the climate+ Misc: Portal Names have been adjusted Damaged portals will now show what resources are needed to activate Removed duplicate item entries from some skills Added mean whale spawns to some areas in the Antarctica and North Pole regions Altars no longer require claiming to access, they are available to any Pathfinder Removed stone farmhouse from the skill tree v533.2 (HOTFIX) Bug Fixes: Fixed instances where tames and NPC's could fall off the ship while traveling through portals Fixed instances where players could skip grids when traversing through grids v533.01 Bug Fixes Fixed visual bug where bed icons were unclickable Fixed instances where feeding trough could not be crafted Fixed instances where tranquilizer arrows could not be crafted Fixed instances where interacting with water barrels crashed the game Fixed instances where Decay Timers were functioning incorrectly Fixed visual bug where map markers were offset incorrectly Fixed instances where tigers were not tameable Fixed Instances where Tames or NPCs would shift off of ships after traveling via portal or gridding Fixed Instances in which one could travel to Rookie Cove while on a boat Misc. Fixed Single Player Map to not have Overworld Map Tab Changed the ability to learn how to craft steering wheel to the Basics of Sailing skill Changed the ability to learn how to craft the storage box under Basics of Building skill Carrack should now be correctly buildable from the Advanced Shipyard Tiny shipyards were removed from loot pools Fixed instances of Merchant Ships going through Islands Ferryman NPC at Freeports will take you to the correct islands on interaction v532.01 New Content New player experience Freeports We have updated the freeport areas to be more visually appealing. Some of the pirate edwin introductory lines have been removed to improve clarity while starting the game. Skill tree We would like players to have to diversify their crew member's skills to have a well maintained and working company. We have reworked the skill tree where you can unlock every skill discipline from the survival tree. Think about the skills you want to have as pathfinders will no longer be able to unlock every skill. New Max Level Cap: 110 New Base Max Level (before discoveries): 77 All skill disciplines have been reworked Removed the song and dance skill discipline Changed firearms discipline to ranged combat Map Changes Atlas has expanded! Visit new areas based on geographical locations Regions Available Rookie Cove - An area for all pathfinders to cruise the seas in peace. A cove for all to gather their bearings and test their newfound abilities until they are comfortable to progress full sail ahead! Central Waters - The largest area in the game and host to a healthy mix of tropical/temperate islands, but also an ancient evil told in Atlantean myths. Can you find all the power stones and defeat the greatest challenge? South America - A region home to tropical/equatorial areas. However, there seems to be faint chanting amongst this region. Will you be able to find the source of this hidden power? Africa - A region home to the hottest desert Islands around. Crocodiles, venomous snakes and lots and lots of sand call this region home. Antarctica - The harshest sub-zero climates, icebergs, penguins, and illusive yeti's populate the islands around here. North Pole - The north pole is similar to Antarctica, but to the north. Same freezing weather but perhaps the treasures here are the defining difference. Atlas Menu Map The Atlas Menu has been modified to fit the new regions available. The following tabs are available for you to look at. Overworld - The first map drafted by early cartographers. A general outline of the world is available. Rookie Cove - The home to the starting, self-titled region Central Ocean - You will find the map to the Central Waters region here Mediterranean Sea - The blazing hot desert islands of Africa region is here Central Maw - Uncharted waters, but rumor has it that the Kraken's lair is here South Atlantic Ocean - Tropical Oasis of the South America Region are found here Arctic Ocean - The extreme colds of the North Pole Region are located here Southern Ocean - The freezing depths of the Antarctica Region are here Portals Atlantean technology has arisen from the dark depths of abysses unknown. With it however, it looks like traveling from region to region has become a whole lot quicker, but perhaps even more dangerous. Pathfinder Portals - The privateers before you have taken it upon themselves to start studying the portals as well as providing safe passage through these portals. Located within Rookie Cove and Central Waters, these portals will transport you between these regions! Perpetual Portals - It seems the Atlanteans created a sort of oceanic highway. A free, reliable way of travel between regions. They have arisen from the depths and are available for all to travel through and explore! Damaged Portals - In the thousands of years Atlanteans have gone missing, not all of the portals have been kept in functional shape or have been left unfinished. These portals need some extra gem power to travel through. Be warned these do not stay open forever! Cost: Magic Marrow: 50 Gold Coin: 250 Central Portal - Seemingly, this seems to be the first type of portal ever created! However, it seems to have been keeping something away rather than allowing others in. Located in the Central Waters Region only, it seems to need power stones to open. Will you be the first to see what's on the other side? Power Node system Transient Nodes Transient Nodes are special locations on islands that allow for unique resource harvesting. They have a time limit of one week before they deplete, despawn, and respawn at a different location. Movement Transient Nodes will move from one location on an island to another within the same server. They can move anywhere on the same island, there are no height restrictions. Resource Current new resource that is able to be gathered is "Cursed Bone Chips". There will be additional resources in later updates. Harvesting structure A new autofarm harvesting structure has been added. The "Grave Digger". It is craftable at the Smithy. Players must first learn the skill Knowledge of the Old Ones, in the Piracy skill tree, to learn how to build this structure. Static Nodes Static Nodes are permanent structures found on several islands in the Central Ocean. They provide new resources and the ability to create a unique themed crafting structure. At this crafting structure, you will be able to craft several new structures. Army of the Damned Static Node Damned Altar Cursed Altar Resources Current new resource that is able to be gathered is "Cursed Wood". There will be additional resources in later updates. Structures Buildable at Static Nodes Damned Smithy - The Damned Smithy is similar to the regular Smithy, except that it only allows you to craft Army of the Damned themed structures and gear. Buildable at an Army of the Damned Altar. Ritual Pedestal - The Ritual Pedestal allows players to perform powerful island wide spells / buffs called Rituals. There are three available to players at this time. Sacrifice Collection - Causes all creatures and players to drop their hearts when they are killed. Collect these hearts and bring them back to the Ritual Pedestal for use in the Raise the Dead Ritual. Unnatural Fog - Causes the island to be covered by a thick fog. Raise the Dead - Using the hearts gathered in the Sacrifice Collection Ritual, players are rewarded with Army of the Damned Warriors as tamed creatures. The warriors will spawn at the same level as the player who initiated the ritual, and you will be granted one warrior per player who participates in the ritual, up to a maximum of ten. Buildable at the Damned Smithy. Cost: Stone: 100 Cursed Bone Chips: 50 Cursed Wood: 100 Song Stone - The Song Stone gives a new item to players called the Verse Book. This book contains powerful new songs that can only be learned at Song Stones. Each company is limited to one Verse Book, so guard yours well. If it is stolen, or lost, you must wait one month to be able to craft a new one. Buildable at the Damned Smithy. Cost: Cursed Bone Chips: 50 Stone: 200 Monuments Monuments - Monuments are new massive structures that grant powerful buffs to the owning company or to the island that they are built on. Monument Study Rooms - Monument Study Rooms are special rooms that can be built at the Damned Smithy and are placed in the Cursed Temple Monument. They grant more power versions of buffs, and offer the ability to craft high quality versions of blueprints by default. Cursed Totem Built in three stages. Players must first place a foundation, then framework, and then can finally build the completed Totem. Once built allows members of the owning company to consume raw and rotten meat without any negative effects. Stage 1- Foundation Cost: Stone: 2500 Wood: 800 Crystal: 200 Cursed Wood: 1000 Cruse Bone Chips: 500 Stage 2- Framework Cost: Stone: 500 Wood: 800 Cursed Wood: 200 Fibers: 400 Stage 3- Completion Cost: Stone: 3000 Wood: 800 Crystals: 200 Cursed Bone Chips: 400 Cursed Wood: 500 Burial Mound Built in three stages, players must first place a foundation, then framework, and then can place the completed Burial Mound. Once built, changes all meat dropped by creatures on the island to rotten meat, also changes all raw meat in players inventories into rotten meat. Stage 1- Foundation Cost: Stone: 2500 Wood: 800 Crystal: 200 Cursed Wood: 1000 Cruse Bone Chips: 500 Stage 2- Framework Cost: Stone: 500 Wood: 800 Cursed Wood: 200 Fibers: 400 Stage 3- Completion Cost: Stone: 3000 Wood: 800 Crystals: 200 Cursed Bone Chips: 400 Cursed Wood: 500 Cursed Temple Massive temple that has space for four Monument Study Room. Built in two stages, place the foundation and then the completed Temple. Stage 1- Foundation Cost: Stone: 4000 Wood: 2000 Crystal: 500 Cursed Wood: 1500 Cruse Bone Chips: 1500 Stage 2- Completion Cost: Stone: 10000 Wood: 5000 Cursed Wood: 10000 Cursed Bone Chips: 15000 Crystal: 2000 Monument Study Rooms Vessel Studies Allows for Ship related structures to be built with a chance to be up to Masterwork quality. Cost: Wood: 500 Hide: 235 Fibers: 120 Structure Studies Allows for Land Structures to be built with a chance to be up to Masterwork quality. Cost: Stone: 750 Wood: 250 Flint: 200 Equipable Studies Allows for all armor and weapons to be built with a chance to be up to Masterwork quality. Cost: Stone: 300 Wood: 400 Hide: 125 Flint: 250 Metal: 600 Culinary Studies Allows all food recipes to be crafted with a chance to be up to Masterwork quality. Cost: Stone: 500 Wood: 800 Flint: 200 Metal: 400 Astronomy Studies Grants the Sextant buff to all company members. Cost: Stone: 200 Wood: 400 New Gear Macuahuitl A new sword themed after ancient Aztec weapons. Beware its overhead swing, which causes its victims to bleed profusely. Built in the Damned Smithy after learning the Knowledge of the Old Ones from the Piracy Tree. Cost: Wood: 50 Crystal: 25 Transient Tracker A new equipable item that will help players locate transient nodes. Activate while looking around to be pointed in the direction of the nearest transient node. Built in the Forge after learning Knowledge of the Old Ones from the Piracy Tree. Cost: Coin: 20 Crystal: 10 Cursed Armor A full set of Army of the Damned armor. Provides great defense while increasing resistance to heat. Each piece costs the same to build. Cost: Metal: 30 Cursed Bone Chips: 30 New Modular Ship and Dock Variants Ship changes All new ships can now be found as blueprints at Shipwrecks and from the Kraken encounter. Ship costs have been tuned to require more resources and less gold Legacy system ships will be moved to a skill branch called Merchant Ships in a future update Basic Shipyard Basic shipyard allows one to build Cog by default and the Harrier, and Mortar by blueprint. Cost: Wood: 2000 Thatch: 1000 Fiber: 500 Stone: 250 Cog The Cog enters the game as an entry level ship. This small but capable vessel provides aspiring captains a great starting point for their career. Base Cost: Wood: 500 Thatch: 400 Fiber: 400 Metal: 3 Weapons: None to start, can be equipped with weapon modules Max Level: 50 Sail points: 2 Carrack The Carrack comes in as a blank canvas for players to use as they advance. By adding custom modules this ship can serve in battle, exploration, or trade. Base Cost: Wood: 2250 Thatch: 1800 Fiber: 1800 Metal: 18 Weapons: None to start, can be equipped with weapon modules Max Level: 50 Sail Points: 8 Harrier The Harrier is a cousin to the formidable Mortar Ship. It is faster and more maneuverable but only mounts one mortar on the front castle. Cost: Wood: 1500 Thatch: 1200 Fiber: 1200 Metal: 18 Gunpowder: 50 Weapons: Mortar on Front Castle Max Level: 50 Sail Points: 5 Advanced Shipyard The Advanced Shipyard has been updated to hold the Cog and Carrack as its only default ships. All of the other modular ships are now found in Blueprints around the world and are craftable at the Advanced Shipyard. Bug Fixes Fixed instances in which alcohol buffs were working incorrectly Fixed instances in which shipyards could be placed in unintended ways Fixed instances where rowing modules health values were displayed incorrectly Misc Fixed instances of terrains on islands in custom server maps were not loading correctly Explosive Barrels damage when used in a catapult has been lowered, hand-placed barrels remain the same Gold obtained from all sources has been increased Loading Screens have been added while transitioning to a new grid Pathfinders who have faced the most dangerous adversary in Atlas have been reported finding a set of ancient armor wieldable only by small humanoid creatures Known Issues Sound inconsistencies with portals Quest Markers are in incorrect places/missing Camera jittering on NPC portal Cursed Armor can be displayed incorrectly if character height is too tall on female characters v531.92 Halloween Event Beware Pathfinders! You may come across some spooky gifts during your adventures. Be on the lookout for Jack O' Lantern's filled with different items. New Holiday Item: Jack O' Lantern These Jack O' Lanterns have Halloween-themed gifts inside. You can learn more about the individual items below. These can be found in: Shipwrecks Flotsam Ship of the Damned wreckage New Holiday Items: Two-Handed Scythe - A new cosmetic weapon type variation of the Two-Handed Mace Jack O' Lantern - A placeable cosmetic Jack O' Lantern structure Headstone - A placeable cosmetic Headstone structure Scarecrow - A placeable cosmetic Scarecrow structure Candy Corn - Candy corn can be eaten, but it is not very nutritious Witch's Hat for Tames - A new hat available for the following creatures: Cat Crow Spider Crocodile Yeti Monkey Bug fixes: Fixed a bug where sails were not replaceable on modular ships Fixed a visual bug where tentacles were reappearing on the Broadsider Misc Increased the drop rate of the Broadsider from shipwrecks (edited) v531.05 New Content: New Modular Ship Variant: Broadsider The Broadsider is the first in a new system of modular ships that is only craftable from blueprints. These blueprints are found in shipwrecked sunken treasure locations around the world, and craftable in the advanced shipyard. Cost: 22,000 gold and 50 dried tentacle Weapons: 40 standard cannons Max Level: 50 Sail Points: 10 Repair Resource: Patch Kit Blueprint Only Modular Ships Blueprints for ships that are unique Found at shipwreck sunken treasure locations Quality of the blueprint scales modular points on the ship, which allows for additional customization options. Bug Fixes: Fixed areas on the Mortar ship, Kraken and Ramming Galley where paint was not showing properly Fixed Instances in which the Paint Spray gun would not cover all regions Fixed Position of the Steering Wheel on Mortar Ship Fixed instances where Islands could affect nearby seaforts' peacetime. Fixed Instances in which Control Points could be selected as Islands to respawn on Fixed instances in which company cooldown was being circumvented Misc. Ship Respec should now be working properly after 48 hour cooldown Known Issues: Broadsider Icon is outdated Scaffolding length on the Advanced Shipyard for the Broadsider is incorrect Small gap in the front castle of the Broadsider Graphical inconsistency with water surrounding the Kraken and Broadsider Ladder position on the back of broadsider is incorrect v529.02 Bug Fixes: Version synchronization fix Fixed issue causing Xbox connection losses with the servers Fixed issue where cannons were not visually synced with the servers Fixed instances on ships where painted areas would revert to the default color Misc: Removed height limit from bed placement Removed repeated items in skill tree descriptions Defense Tower Buffs Blueprint versions of these can now be found Fire Rate increase Armor stat added Damage increase Health increased on Modular Ship pieces Crew requirements adjusted on Mortar Ship and Turtle Ship v528.13 (Hotfix) Bug Fixes Fixed instances in which certain fertilized eggs would crash Xbox users Fixed issue with mast placement on the Turtle Ship. Fixed issue where Sea Fort Range Buff was incorrectly calculating percentage to buff. v528.11 New Content Spider Climbing Spiders can now traverse vertical surfaces! Climbing will cost the spider Stamina, when depleted the spider will release and fall Spiders can move faster as well as jump higher and further than before New Modular Ship: Turtle Ship The Advanced Shipyard's inventory is expanding! The latest buildable ship, the Turtle Ship, comes affixed with armored plates, armored canopy railings and a dragon figurehead which breathes smoke to conceal your movements during combat Cost: 22,000 gold and 150 chitin Weapons: 20 standard cannons Max Level: 60 Sail Points: 3 Repair Resource: Armor Patch Kit / Patch Kit The figurehead of the Turtle Ship has the ability to create a smokescreen the smokescreen is activated from the steering wheel using Shift+Z (LB+Right D-Pad on Xbox) Costs 100 coal per smokescreen created (coal must be stored in the figurehead) New Weapon Type: Mechanic's Hammer A new tool introduced that allows the repair and replacement of armor on the turtleship Learned through the Advanced Tools skill Buildable in the smithy Resource Cost: Fiber, Wood, Thatch and Metal New Patch Kit Type: Armor Patch Kit A new type of patch kit used to repair and replace armor on the turtle ship Learned through the Advanced Ship Maintenance skill Ship must be fully green anchored to replace armor plates Buildable in the smithy Resource Cost: Fiber, Wood, Thatch, and Metal (edited) New Décor New base decorations have been added. Add some plants to your bases with the new wall planter and hanging planter! Unlocked via the Secrets of Building skill in the Construction and Mercantilism skill tree, and constructed in the Smithy under the folder path Structures>>Misc Box Planter Wooden planter box that connects directly to walls Hanging Planter A round planter that hangs of support beams connected to walls Buff Tower Updates Using a unique type of resources as fuel, players can choose a second buff within that category to use Each type of buff will be tied to the resource used when activating the buff tower All unique resource types will grant the generic buff in addition to their unique buff These towers have blueprint variants which increases the effectiveness of the generic buffs given Buff Icons for these buffs are shown when on a ship at the top right hand corner of the screen Industrial Generator Uses generic and unique types of coal Generic Coal will grant ship Damage Reduction buff as normal Sulphur and Peat will grant a buff that increases the reload speed for weapons built on ships Graphite and Anthracite will grant a buff that increases the speed at which you repair ships Nitre and Lignite will grant a buff which allows the AI controlling weapons on your boat to have greater range Army of the Damned Pylon Uses generic and unique types of Hide/Keratinoid Generic hide and keratinoid will grant a ship weapon damage buff Scale, Rhino Horn, Chitin and Shell will grant a buff that increases the impact damage of your ship Wool, leather, fur and carapace will grant a buff that increases the rate of experience gained for your ship Bone, Residue, Pelt, Hair and skin will grant a buff that will reduce the cooldown of feats that impact ship combat(reload overdrive, repair fiend, and rally the troops) Atlantean Spire Uses generic and unique types of crystals Generic crystal will grant a buff to ship speed Amethyst and Herkimer will grant a buff which increases the turning force of your ship Calcite and Quartz will grant a buff which decreases the overall weight of a ship (items and structures carried included) Pearl and Tellurite will grant a buff which decreases the rate at which your boat will sink Bug Fixes: Fixed multiple instances in which character progression was rolled back Fixed instances of circumventing company joining cooldown Fixed a bug where certain modules could not be painted Fixed a bug where cannonballs and mortar shots were not visually exploding Fixed a bug with the ballista inventory Single Player: Fixed instances in which shipyards and armored docks were disappearing Fixed a bug with modular ship sailing physics for smoother visuals while sailing Misc Changed puckle tower firing particles to be less garish Redux performed on Mortar Ship Appearance Redux on multiple resource icons which were duplicate for other resources v527.03 Mortar Ship Updates Mortar shot direct damage has been reduced Sail locations have been moved on the ship so they do not block off parts of the ship anymore Ship points have been reduced from 4 to 3 You can now use medium and small sails instead of large and small sails Bug Fixes Fixed inconsistent spawning of the Ghost Ship Rowing and Torpedo modules are now able to be crafted with the appropriate skills Fixed instances of Islands not respawning resources Fixed instances of tax house not collecting gold Fixed instances in which dropping inventory on armored docks would have unintended effects NPCs will no longer stop manning sails after switching grids while sailing a modular ship Fixed instances in which modular ships were not being protected in armored docks Fixed instances in which Sperm whales were not spawning correctly AOTD will no longer spawn in buildings Single player data deletion Fixed instances where players could not contest claim of boats Fixed instances where Tradewinds were not giving appropriate buffs Fixed instances of incorrect island collisions Fixed instances of NPC crewmembers having unintended effects on ships Fixed instances of crashes when players enter the center maw Misc Ramming Galley and Mortar ships have been removed from the freeport vendor Breeding is no longer allowed in Freeport Areas Minimum number of Ships of the Damned have been increased Ship of the Damned spawn timers have been reduced Company Joining Cooldown has been added Tradewind adjustments to remove instances of crossing islands Known Issues -We are currently working on a fix for the recent character rollback issues, we plan on releasing a fix for this as soon as it is available. We understand how frustrating losing progress is to players and are tackling it at our highest priority. We would like to thank the players for their patience while we deal with this issue. v526.09 (Hotfix) Fixed critical crash when using specifc feats Fixed critcal crash when traveling between grids Fixed instances in which single player data was not being retained when traversing grids Fixed animation issues with new mortars on the mortarship v524.12 (Hotfix) Freeports metal nodes now correctly give stone only, no metal. Freeport thatch and wood should be generic. Metal has been added back to medium sized stone nodes. Critical Bug fix that was causing ships to be immune to damage in some cases Quest Markers on map updated to be more accurate. Ships incorrectly receiving speed boost has been fixed 518.7 Bug Fixes for the following issues: Changing your keybindings causes the game to crash when you log out and log back in. Atlas Map and the one used when respawning are black. Searching Craftables Tab Crashes Game 517.7 (server) Clear unwanted structures on Freeports and GA Freeports and GA Servers are no longer crashing on startup 517.6 (server) Bug Fix: being able to build on Freeports and Golden Age islands. Freeport Structures that are not normally allowed will be destroyed with the update Bug Fix: being unable to spawn in beds V517.5 New Ship: Ramming Galley Cost: 22,000 Gold Weapons: 18 Standard Cannons, 2 forward-facing Large Cannons Special Features: Rowers, Ram Max Level: 60 Sail Points: 4.0 Repair Resource: Patch Kit New Item: Patch Kit The Patch Kit is a new item used for repairing the Ramming Galley. It can be crafted in the Smithy after learning the Shipwright skill in the Seamanship tree. To use, approach a damaged part of the Ramming Galley and use the Repair Hammer. Once the repair is complete, the Patch Kit will be consumed and the repaired component will have 1,000 health restored. Healing: 1,000 Crafting Resources: 100 Fiber, 120 Thatch, 200 Wood New Workstation: Kiln The Kiln is a new workstation used for rapidly creating coal out of wood. Add wood to the Kiln inventory and activate it, and it will burn one into coal every second. Kiln crafting is learned in the Secrets of Building skill in the Construction tree, and can be done at the Smithy. Crafting Resources: 500 Stone, 200 Flint, 25 Metal Winter Event Two new hat skins are available for purchase from the Freeport's cosmetic vendor for a limited time Santa Hat: 200 Gold Top Hat: 200 Gold Seven new items available for crafting at the Smithy for a limited time Christmas Tree: Produces a random gift every 24 hours! Crafting Resources: 250 Wood, 200 Fiber, 250 Thatch Festive Lights: A decoration that can be hung on walls Crafting Resources: 20 Wood, 10 Thatch, 1 Metal Holiday Gift: A festive variant of the Small Storage Box Crafting Resources: 44 Wood, 40 Thatch, 15 Hide Sleigh: A festive variant of the Wooden Chair Crafting Resources: 100 Wood, 100 Thatch, 50 Fiber Snowman: A new friend that can be placed on ships or floors Crafting Resources: 2 Wood, 12 Coal, 1 Carrot, 50 Fiber, 30 Ice Stocking: A decoration that can be hung on walls. Produces one Coal every five minutes Crafting Resources: 40 Fiber, 30 Hide Wreath: A decoration that can be hung on walls Crafting Resources: 20 Fiber, 10 Wood, 20 Thatch Armored Docks Bug Fix: Gold upkeep status now only shown for the owning company Bug Fix: Upkeep timer now correctly updated on the UI Bug Fix: Ships in Armored Docks no longer stay protected after the owner of the Armored Dock or the ship changes Market Market Logs now have paging, allowing all logs to be displayed for each Market Bug Fix: Suspend and Unsuspend Market are now working correctly V516.2 New Structure: Small Armored Dock The Small Armored Dock is suitable for protecting Schooners and Sloops. It can be crafted at a Smithy after learning the Intermediate Shipwright Skill in the Seamanship tree. Health: 20,000,000 Upkeep Cost: 50 Gold every 24 hours Crafting resources required: 700 Alloy 900 Fiber 4,000 Stone 1,000 Thatch 1,250 Wood 10,000 Gold Large Armored Dock Increased health from 300,000 to 30,000,000 Decreased upkeep cost from 500 to 150 Gold every 24 hours Added 50,000 Gold cost for crafting Armored Dock NPCs and Tames on protected ships can no longer be damaged Added a new protected icon that replaces the anchor icon above protected ships Ships can now anchor inside an Armored Dock even if the Dock is placed in deep water Ships must not have received or dealt damage for at least five minutes before receiving protection from an Armored Dock Bug Fix: Armored Docks can now only protect one ship at a time Bug Fix: Ships are no longer protected after an Armored Dock is destroyed Bug Fix: Protected ships will no longer decay. This prevents an issue where protected ships instantly sink when raising their anchor after a long period of time Ships Brigantine price decreased from 25,000 to 18,000 Gold Increased max level of common ships from 42 to 50 NOTE: This change only applies to ships built after the patch Trade Markets Searching now returns a paged list instead of all Markets. This should clear up the performance hit on the server when someone opens a Market Added new resource types for Trading: Rushes (missing from Thatch) Oil Category and variants Salt Category and variants Consumables: Wheat Maize Ale Grog Others Cannon Balls Large Cannon Balls Gunpowder Fire Gel Blasting Powder Organic Paste Fertilizer Bug Fix: Addressed several server issues that led to increased latency Bug Fix: Trade Routes are now correctly calculating distance when the shortest path wraps around the map border Bug Fix: Disconnected Markets are no longer shown as candidates in the Market List Misc Warehouses and Farmhouses can now only be enabled or disabled by players within the same company Restored XP reward to standard Golden Age Army of the Damned Soldiers NOTE: Golden Age Army of the Damned Soldiers in caves still don't reward XP Bug Fix: Treasure will no longer spawn on Sea Forts v515.24 (server) Clearing all Trade Routes further than a distance of 1 (same region) For now all Markets are restricted to same-region trading only Markets will currently only show up to 50 routes. We will increase the range of Trade Routes after more improvements and optimizations v514.3 New Structure: Armored Dock The Armored Dock is a structure built in shallow water to dock a ship inside of. It must be destroyed before the ship can be damaged. This Alpha version of the Armored Dock is still in progress and not fully functional! Be warned! Smaller Armored Docks are coming in future patches along with bug fixes, balance changes, and polish. Added Large Armored Dock to the Seamanship Tree under the Expert Shipwright skill Has 300,000 health and is an Armored Structure, giving it increased resistance to explosive damage Costs 500 Gold upkeep per day (This will be reduced to 150 gold in the next patch) Explosive Barrels Explosive Barrels can no longer be fired from Cannons or Large Cannons (may still be fired from Catapults) Added 80 Gold cost for crafting Explosive Barrels Sea Forts Duplicated some flag interactions onto the Sea Fort Tax Bank Fixed some stuck interactions with the Sea Fort Tax Bank Structures Increased resistance to explosive damage by 40% for Large Stone Walls, Large Stone Gateways, and Large Stone Gates Weight of placed Catapults increased from 120 to 150 Trade Log Fixed issues where Trade Log incorrectly reflects what was sent and received Fixed an issue where sender and receiver were swapped in Trade Log Added resources received from Trade Events to Trade Log Fixed some scrolling issues with Trade Log Trade Shipments Fixed an issue where resources were received twice from one trade Fixed multiple issues where incorrect amounts of resources were received Fixed multiple issues with Shipments getting stuck, eventually causing performance issues Fixed the amount of Income (Gold) generated by Trade routes. It should now correctly reflect the route's length Updated some virtual shipment server settings Market Markets must now be within 22m of a Warehouse to connect Fixed an issue where Markets and Warehouses could not connect Fixed some issues where editing Trade Offers would create mismatched information between the server and the client and break those offers Added new Trade Route statuses to replace PENDING: SENT: Trade Route requests you have made that are pending RECEIVED: Trade Route requests other Markets have made to you Cleaned up some Market interface interactions Misc Removed XP reward from all Golden Age Army of the Damned Soldiers Added 10 second cooldown to gliding after crossing server borders v514.3 Trade Connected trade routes will now automatically trade between each other Every few minutes a Market will look for a potential trade Prioritizes Trade Routes in order Prioritizes Trade Offers in order When both Markets in a Trade Route have compatible Offers, a Trade is initiated Example: - Market A and B have a Trade Route - Market A offers 1 Lightwood for every 2.0 Thatch - Market B offers 1 Root for everying 0.4 Wood - If Market A tries to find a trade, they can find one for 1 Lightwood for every 2.25 Thatch - If both Warehouses have enough resources, the shipment is created. Trade Offers remain active after use, and can be part of more trades as long as there are enough resources in the Warehouse. Currently all shipments are virtual and do not generate Trading Ships that can be attacked. (This is in testing and iteration and expected in a later patch) Crafting Reduced the output of crafting Gunpowder from 2 to 1 Reduced the output of crafting Blasting Powder from 2 to 1 Market Updated the Structure Settings on the Market to be Reinforced Stone This gives Markets increased damage resistance Bug Fix: Added back the ability to connect Markets to Warehouses via interaction wheel (they should still auto connect if placed near each other) Resources Adjusted weight of many resources Reduced the weight of Gold Coins by 50% Reduced the weight of Gems by 75% Reduced the weight of Wood by 40% Reduced the weight of Sap by 60% Reduced the weight of Crystals by 60% Reduced the weight of Metal by 33% Increased the weight of Oil by 2x Increased the weight of Fiber by 8x Increased the weight of Flint by 2.4x Increased the weight of Keratanoid by 5x Increased the weight of Gunpowder by 1.5x Increased the weight of Organic Paste by 2x Increased the weight of Fire Gel by 2.5x Increased the weight of Blasting Powder by 2.5x Sea Forts Reduced the radius inside Sea Forts for claiming from 2.5 to 1.5 meters Increased Max Tax rate for Sea Forts from 30% to 50% Sea Forts added to D8 Sea Fort Taxes can now be set via 10% stepped increments in a Set Tax Wheel Submenu Sea Fort structures no longer respawn when an enemy is nearby Ships Increased Gold cost for crafting ships Schooner: 50 Gold → 5,000 Gold Brigantine: 250 Gold → 25,000 Gold Galleon: 500 Gold → 50,000 Gold Warehouse Reduced Placement Prevention Radius of Warehouse from 800m to 600m This increases amount of warehouses that can fit in an area by about 75% We're looking at how to best allow multiple companies to have warehouses nearby in the future Reduced Transport Radius of Warehouse from 500m to 450m Misc Increased the max stack size of Cannon Balls from 50 to 100 Bug Fix: Explosive Barrels can no longer deal damage in Freeports Bug Fix: Stack size for Fuel items in Warehouse and Farmhouse inventory is no longer affected by the Fuel Slot stack size v513.8 New Feature: Markets A new Market structure has been added Markets must be connected to a nearby Warehouse to function The Warehouse must be connected to a Farmhouse for full functionality The Warehouse acts as a repository for trading resources for the Market Trade Routes may be created between Markets Preferences for Resource Trading may be set on the Markets Markets DO NOT currently Trade Markets trading is in testing and bug fixing and will come with a later patch Trading will be automated based on preferences set on the Market A successful trade will generate some amount of Gold Coins Markets have 150k health and are difficult to destroy Crafting a market requires the Advanced Automation skill from the construction tree and may be done at a Smithy Some Trade and Market tuning values are configurable for private servers Sea Forts Updated the terrain of the Sea Fort island Simple cosmetic updates to the look of Sea Fort structures (this art is still a placeholder) Adjusted respawn times for some structures on Sea Forts (walls still respawn quickly) Made some Sea Fort tuning values configurable for private servers Updated data on the map about Sea Forts (owner and tax rate are shown) Now only shown when zoomed in Performance while map is open should be improved Increased Defense Tower's damage resistance Explosion Damage Received: 100% → 70% Explosive Barrel Damage Received: 100% → 10.5% Catapult Boulder Damage Received: 100% → 28% Ballista Damage Received: 100% → 7% Added immunity to melee attacks and liquid flame Modified Tower Wall's damage resistance to match Defense Tower Explosion Damage Received: 31% → 70% Explosive Barrel Damage Received: 31% → 10.5% Increased damage dealt by Defense Towers Explosion Damage: 100 → 250 Direct Damage: 180 → 500 Bug Fix: Sea Forts can no longer be captured on PVE servers Bug Fix: Players will no longer spawn on Sea Forts Misc Bug Fix: The map no longer flickers Bug Fix: Warehouses can no longer be placed on ships Server Config (private servers) New variables for Sea Forts, Markets, and Trading have been exposed for server configuration (add to BaseServerArgs of the JSON file): ; Trade BaseTradeIncomeGoldAmount = 10; Base amount of gold a Trade Route generates per server it travels through, as the crow flies TradeIncomeGoldIntracompanyScalar = 0.5f; Multiplier for trading within the company TradeIncomeGoldAllyScalar = 0.5f; Multiplier for trading with allies TradeMarketCoolDown = 300.0f; Delay between starting a new shipment if one has begun TradeRouteShipmentMaxWeight = 1500.0f; Combined weight of all resources in a trade, shared between both shipments TradeRoutesMaxPerMarket = 5; Max number of trade routes each market may have MaxAllowedTradeShipsOnServer = 5; Max number of -real- ships allowed on a server before they queue up VirtualShipFactorServerMax = 8; used to balance rate of real v virtual ships VirtualShipFactorVirtualDecay = 0.8f; same VirtualShipFactorRealGrowth = 0.5f; same VirtualShipDelayInSeconds = 60.0f; How long it takes a virtual ship to travel through a server ; Control Points ContolPointLandClaimTime = 1500; how many seconds it takes to claim a Sea Fort from neutral ControlMaxClaimTaxRate = 30; Maximum percent out of a hundred that a Sea Fort can tax a ship using it ControlPointCostLimit = 100; Total amount of build points a Sea Fort may have on it for defenses ControlPointAggressionDecayTime = 60; How long a Sea Fort remains aggro at someone who attacked ControlDestroyedDefensiveStructureAutoPlacementDelay = 600; How long it takes for the Sea Fort to start rebuilding ControlPointNeutralStructureAutoPlacementDelay = 120; Delay between each rebuild step v412.5 New Feature: Sea Forts Sea Forts are a form of Control Points that give Companies control over trading in an area. This system is foundational for the upcoming Trade System. Sea Forts have automated defenses that will respawn over time when neutral Players have a limited number of build points (100) to spend on a Sea Fort they own Currently only Defense Towers may be built (15 pts each) On PVP Servers, they may be captured and controlled! To capture them, destroy the defenses and plant a flag inside the central tower The flag takes 25 minutes to force an owned Fort return to neutral The flag takes 10 minutes to capture on a neutral Fort Sea Forts in Freeport Servers may not be captured In an upcoming patch, Sea Forts will allow access through a server for Trading You will be able to grant or restrict access to Allies or other Companies Access to a Sea Fort is required for you to have trade routes that travel through a server! Sea Forts may have a Tax Bank built on them The Tax Bank can be raided for gold. Neutral points have the Tax Bank as well NOTE: Until trading starts, they aren't actually earning any gold, so the Bank is empty Tax Banks will allow companies to tax Trade Routes that use their Fort for access Neutral Forts will have a high tax rate and allow everyone access to a server Map Added the Ship Salesman's Island to the center of each Freeport Grid NOTE: Ships are not yet available for purchase. They will be added in a future update Added Sea Fort Islands to the map. 1-4 exist on every server except the center Ships Increased maximum Ship level from 52 to 60 Adjusted Ship XP curve to increase the amount of XP required for early levels and greatly reduce the amount of XP required for later levels Overall, this change reduces the total amount of XP required to reach max level Added Gold cost for crafting Ships in a Shipyard Schooner: 50 Gold Brigantine: 250 Gold Galleon: 500 Gold NOTE: These costs will increase when the trade system has been fully implemented Structures Defense Towers may be built at the Smithy May only be placed at Sea Forts Requires Advanced Automation Skill from the Construction Tree Added Fuel Slot to Farmhouse and Warehouse Dedicated slot holds up to 1,000 units of Fuel This slot is separate from the main inventory Burns a unit of fuel at the following intervals: Oil: 350 seconds Coal: 200 seconds Wood: 100 seconds Thatch: 40 seconds Weapons Changed delay before using newly placed land artillery to 10 minutes This affects Cannons, Large Cannons, Catapults, Puckles, Ballistas, Mortars, and Swivel Guns Bug Fix: Cannons can no longer be fired underwater Misc Removed XP reward from all bosses including the Abominable Snowman, Kraken, Hydra, Drake, Ghost Ship, and Blackwood's Queen Cobra Removed Gold drops from Kraken, Squids, Army of the Damned Soldiers, fishing, and digging. The trade system will become the way to earn gold Bug Fix: Driving a Cargo Cart over a Pillar will no longer cause the rider to dismount Bug Fix: If a Ceiling Tile is placed on top of a Pillar and then destroyed, any object built on the Ceiling Tile will also be destroyed Known Issues No Sea Forts in D8 Golden Age Sea Forts currently cannot be claimed Map may flicker when zoomed Sea Forts currently have Peace Time which may be removed at a later date Players may spawn on Sea Forts sometimes v410.6 DevKit Update v410.4 Bug Fix: Arrows, Flame Arrows, Zip-Line Anchors, and Crossbow Bolts can now be found in skill tree and crafting menus Bug Fix: Arrows, Flame Arrows, Zip-Line Anchors, and Crossbow Bolts can be crafted and used normally Big Fix: Searching for craftables no longer causes the game to crash Note: Unfortunately due to current limitations, we are not able to bring back previously crafted affected items. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. v410.2 Combat Shield bash can no longer be used while in the air Bug Fix: Soft Spots Feat now only affects Two-Handed Mace Bug Fix: Brass Knuckles no longer affect shield bash damage Construction Structures can no longer be built on tables Grills, Crop Plots, Water Pipes, Paintings, Flags, and Buoys can no longer be built in Freeports Crafting Cloth Armor and Simple Bed may now also be crafted at the Loom Waterskin may now also be crafted at the Tannery Wood Wall/Floor/Ceiling/Roof, Repair Hammer, and Storage Boxes (including large) may now also be crafted at the Smithy New Skill added to Artillery Tree: Captain of Renown As a master of both crew and artillery, your exploits as a pirate are known far and wide. Recruits seek you out allowing you to craft artillery that comes manned for an extra bit of coin. Requires BOTH Gatling Studies from the Artillery Tree New Crafting Recipes added to the Smithy: Manned Cannon, Manned Large Cannon, and Manned Puckle These recipes cost the same resources as their unmanned variants plus an additional 10 gold coins Crew will spawn at them after 30 seconds and man the station Explosive Barrels Explosive Barrel projectiles that don't explode on impact can be defused Explosive Barrel toss distance increased by 50% Tossed Explosive Barrels no longer stick to players, creatures, or the sides of structures Catapult reload time for Explosive Barrels changed to 2 seconds Bug Fix: Barrels placed or tossed onto ships will now explode when their timer expires Bug Fix: Explosive Barrels shot out of cannons will no longer instantly stick to the water Golden Age Ruins Creatures (Fire Elementals, Rock Elementals, and Cyclops) XP awarded after creature's death instead of per hit Damage dealt to ships increased by 100% Damage dealt to players decreased by 20% Ships Increased the range of Ship Ammunition Container from 30m to 40m Bug Fix: Ships no longer leave behind their frame when destroyed Bug Fix: Ships of the Damned should now behave normally Submarines Bug Fix: Horse cart weapons can no longer be fired from submarine Bug Fix: Grenades can no longer be thrown from Submarines Tames Cows can be ridden by equipping a Tier 2 Saddle Warehouses and Farmhouses Reduced exclusion radius for placing Warehouses from 2km to 800m Increased the weight limit in the Warehouse from 50,000 to 250,000 and increased max inventory items from 40 to 100 Added 'Transfer All,' 'Transfer Half,' and 'Transfer Amount' option to Warehouse and Farmhouse inventory, similar to how stacks may be split in player inventory Warehouses, Farmhouses, and Stone Farmhouses no longer use Wood or Thatch as fuel and instead use Coal/Oil, which last 60/120 seconds per unit Warehouses now transport Wood and Thatch Warehouses no longer transport Oil or Coal (This solution will be iterated on soon) Bug Fix: Warehouses and Farmhouses no longer have crafting inventory section that falsely implies you can craft in them v409.2 Catapult reload time for explosive barrels increased significantly (Reload time may not match animation until next major patch) Fixed bug where NPCs were spawning with Puckles Fixed bug where explosive barrels would drop instantly when thrown while on a ship Temporary Fix: Made explosive barrels get destroyed when thrown onto a ship until we can completely address bugs with intended functionality v409.1 New Skill: Advanced Automation Added Advanced Automation to the Construction Tree Requires Esotery of Building Cost is 12 skill points New Warehouse and Stone Farmhouse added to this skill New Feature: Warehouse New structure type, Warehouse, may be built at the smithy Warehouse is a structure that automatically collects Resources from Farmhouses in range Will not collect Wood/Thatch, which is fuel for Farmhouses Gathers from Farmhouses within 500m Gather Rate is 5% of the Farmhouse inventory every 10 minutes Warehouses may not be placed closer than 2km to another Warehouse Warehouses must be placed within 30m of the shore Warehouse takes thatch or wood as fuel More than one Warehouse can hit the same farm Warehouses have 40 storage slots Warehouse stack size is 10,000 units Max Inventory Weight is 50,000 Warehouse health is 40,000 Warehouses are not taxed *For reference, 1 foundation is 2m Explosive Barrels Instant detonation option removed Setting the detonation timer is now a separate action from lighting the fuse Detonation timer can now be set and viewed in inventory The fuse is automatically lit when a carried barrel is placed! Added defuse option: any player can defuse an explosive barrel Can now be used as ammo in Cannons, Large Cannons, and Catapults Duplication bug fixed Impact Behavior for Barrels Fired out of Cannons Explode instantly on impact with ships, structures, players, or creatures In water, barrels float for six seconds before sinking. They explode when their timer expires Otherwise, barrels explode after their timer expires Impact Behavior for Tossed Barrels In water, barrels float for six seconds before sinking. They explode when their timer expires Otherwise, barrels explode after their timer expires Damage Immunity Placed barrels are immune to ranged damage Carried barrels are immune to all damage Destroyed barrels no longer explode unless as part of a chain reaction with another barrel Farmhouses Farmhouses can no longer be placed in water Farmhouse now only transfers a single stack of resources into player's inventory per transfer interaction Increased distance requirement between Farmhouse placement from 120m to 200m Farmhouse harvest rate reduced by 25% overall Harvest Interval increased from 15 seconds to 60 seconds (gathers 1/4 as often) Harvest amount increased (gathers 3x as much) Stone Farmhouse has been moved to Advanced Automation Skill in Construction Tree Updated resource costs of constructing a Stone Farmhouse Changed 360 Metal to 180 Alloy Added 80 Organic Paste as additional cost Reduced the Draw Distance of Farmhouse from 1 kilometer to 400 meters Reduced health of basic Farmhouse from 30k to 20k Miscellaneous Reduced NPC cost on Puckles by 50% Army of the Damned can now be damaged by swivel guns v408.0 Fixed a bug allowing items other than wood and thatch to be added to the Farmhouse inventory, leading to some exploits. Fixed a bug making picking up the Stone Farmhouse right after placing it give you back the wood version instead. Removed XP from crafting mortar and pestle Removed all XP from killing the kraken Using Nature's Touch on a mount that has it will replace any existing Nature's Touch buffs on that mount Player higher level than 82 have been rolled back to level 82 Item duplication exploit with bed travel fixed (including wearing multiple armor sets) Explosive barrel minimum detonation timer changed to 6 seconds v407.2 Farmhouse Added Farmhouse and Stone Farmhouse to the Esotery of Building Skill Requires Smithy to Craft Initial Balance pass on gather speed, radius, cost to build, max weight, fuel cost, etc Army of the Damned Treasure Guards Reduced number of guards spawned per wave to three Modified type of guards spawned Abominable Snowman Encounter Removed XP reward Explosive Barrel Fixed duplication bug Player XP Rollback Any characters over level 80 have been rolled back to level 80 Torpedo Increased damage by 50% v406.13 (server): Adjusted Resources slightly v406.12 (server): Various additional exploit fixes regarding Yeti boss v406.11 (server): Reduced XP from Yeti boss. Fixed various yeti boss exploits. Fixed rotation of misaligned island icons on the map. Fixed I9 server having some lawless settings applied. Balanced resource distribution to ensure all resources can be found on the official server network in multiple places. 07/04 (server): Fixed several foliage and resource issues 07/03 (server): Addressed some resource issues v406.7 New Map Created: Centralized Golden Age islands for a clearer path to completing the compass. Centralized high-density servers to reduce the distance/sail time between conflict areas. Updated mineral foliage on islands so it is no longer tied to plant biomes. Removed most unique discoveries to reduce the grind of getting to the max level cap. Economy Balance Updates: Army of Dead on Golden Age Islands gold drops reduced by 62% Island Claim upkeep costs reduced by about 75% NPC Crew upkeep costs reduced by 84% on land NPC Crew upkeep on sea reduced by about half. Other Changes: Army of Dead Treasure Guards has been made significantly easier for low-quality treasure maps. Updated early game XP curve so you don't immediately level. Moved skill point gains to be more generous in lower levels and level off in later levels. Army of Dead on Golden Age Islands XP rewards reduced by 60% v405.9 NEW Item: Ballista Flame bolt - Sets fire to sails - Can hit a sail with multiple bolts and add multiple fire buffs - Fire can be extinguished by Olfend (or a bucket if you can get one up there) - Fire can be extinguished by fully closing the sail - Fire buff will not stick during rain or snow - Fire bolts can also set fires on other structures, creatures, and the ground (and will damage the mast if hit there instead of the sail) Balance Changes - Decreased oil jar weight - Increased torch damage - Increased flame arrow damage Quality of Life Changes - Added Ship Heading indicator on the map when on captain's wheel - Improved skill tree search UI when using a gamepad - Skill tree: When searching for craftables, you now see ALL results, even if you have not unlocked a craftable. Double-click to go to the skill in the tree - Olfend: added water capacity numbers over droplets icon for extended HUD info, so the rider can see water quantity - Added item descriptions with helpful gameplay-relevant info (the first batch includes 80 items, more to come in future patches) Bug Fixes & Misc - Main menu exit highlight now works on mouseover - Removed marine sublevels from server cook, so players stop bashing their ships into invisible underwater rocks near the shore - Bottom rows on server grid select UI are now properly clickable - Scaled-down seagull slightly when carried (was too big) and removed takeoff particles when tossed from shoulder - Fixed bug where flame arrow flame buff would desync when shot at a moving ship and be visually "left behind" - Fixed bug where oil slick from tossed oil jar would desync when hitting a moving ship and be visually "left behind" - Olfend: fixed issue where if you break out of the drink animation by moving around, the drink "ripple" vfx stays active on its snout - Olfend: tweaked water amounts when adding to or drinking from a water barrel - Olfend: improved trace when rider sprays water, so it can hit fires above it easier (needed to fight those ballista flame bolts - Bird taming improvements, including preventing them from immediately fleeing after bola release when they should attack instead - Fixed bug where in-progress sail canvas repairs do not continue after transitioning - Fixed bug in crop plots where fertilizer amount shows 0 after save/load - Resized large crop plot mesh so it is actually larger than the small crop plot (visual update only, no changes to footprint/collision) - Tutorial UI: fixed button label text not clipping when scrolling - Changed tribe member offline duration string to better fit the UI - Ammo container HUD tooltip displays ammo types only if amount > 0 in the container - Fixed a bug where water barrel was always being placed with 3000 water - Re-added missing Tools folder to Steam PC client (LocalizationManager) - Fix: Ammo container HUD shows text "Press [LeftShift] to switch between ammo types" when looking at an ammo container on a ship after getting on/off a turret v404.8 - Fixed server side crashes - Fixed a crash preventing players from launching Blackwood v404.7 - Fix for puckles being unable to reload puckle ammo from pre-existing ammo containers - Extra damage dealt by AoD treasure guardians reverted (but they kept some of the resistance that was added in the last patch) v404.5 Reduced max player character level cap from 150 to 120. Forced a skill respec for all players past level 120. Offline player character bodies on ships will now stay visible to other players on PvE servers and in freeports. Fixed a bug where offline player characters would fall off ships when transitioning into a freeport grid. Fixed a bug where holding a treasure map on Blackwood would crash the game. Players can now purchase a one time use “Rename Ship Item” from the Cosmetics Vendor for 10k and use it to rename their ship. The Equilibrium buff now properly shows the Stamina Recovery Rate in the Buff Stat Bonuses section of the character screen. Experience points from defeating the Kraken and Snowman have been significantly increased: 40,000 exp for normal mode. 120,000 exp for hard mode. Increased the spawn rate of high tier Ship of the Damned galleons. Increased the damage of certain mount creatures toward players by 30%. Effected creatures include Sheep, Bear, Bull, Horse, Ostrich, Pig, Wolf, Elephant, Giant Crab, Giant Tortugar, Giraffe, Lion, Olfend, Rhino, Tiger. Increased the attack range of certain mount creatures by 10%. Effected creatures include Sheep, Bear, Bull, Horse, Ostrich, Pig, Wolf, Elephant, Giant Crab, Giant Tortugar, Giraffe, Lion, Olfend, Rhino, Tiger. Changed torpedo crafting cost to 28 metal ingots, 60 gunpowder, 40 blasting powder, and 100 mythos. Torpedos are now fireable by NPCs from the helm/Lieutenant’s Podium (so long as that player has Torpedo Studies unlocked). Reduced the travel time required before torpedo damage becomes active from 3.75 seconds to 2 seconds. Increased grenade damage vs. puckles and swivels by 100%. Increased grenade damage vs. structures by 170%. Reduced max handling sail acceleration stat cap (for newly dropped/crafted sails) to 125%. Fixed certain edge cases where cannon carts could be fired while in water. Kraken, Snowman, and monstrous whale encounters now have a chance to drop items. All loot tables now have a chance to drop an already-crafted version of an item rather than just the blueprint. Removed the following blueprints from possible treasure chest loot: Stone Pick Torch Scissors Tier 2 Saddle Tier 2 Saddle Carriage Tier 2 Cargo Saddle Fishing Rod Fishing Net Stone Pick Stone Hatchet Throwing Knife Added the following blueprints to possible treasure chest loot: Medium Wood Plank Medium Wood Gunport Cannon Medium Wood Deck Removed the following blueprints from possible flotsam loot: Thatch Ceiling Thatch Door Thatch Floor Thatch Roof Thatch Wall Added the following blueprints to possible flotsam loot: Dinghy Ship Hangar Ship Resources Box Food Larder Diving Attachment Ship Cargo Rack Removed the following blueprints from possible sunken treasure chest loot: Thatch Ceiling Thatch Door Thatch Floor Thatch Roof Thatch Wall Added the following blueprints to possible sunken treasure chest loot: Medium Wood Deck Large Wood Deck Medium Wood Gunport Large Wood Gunport Cannon Large Cannon Puckle Catapult Dinghy Ship Hangar Ship Resources Box Food Larder Diving Attachment Ship Cargo Rack Removed the following blueprints from possible Ship of the Damned schooner loot: Small Wood Deck Small Wood Plank Ship Ammunition Container Ship Resources Box Food Larder Puckle Puckle Bullet Catapult Boulder Added the following blueprints to possible Ship of the Damned schooner loot: Wood Ceiling Removed the following blueprints from possible Ship of the Damned brigantine loot: Small Wood Deck Small Wood Plank Dinghy Ship Hangar Ship Ammunition Container Ship Resources Box Food Larder Diving Attachment Ship Cargo Rack Puckle Puckle Bullet Catapult Boulder Added the following blueprints to possible Ship of the Damned brigantine loot: Wood Ceiling Removed the following blueprints from possible Ship of the Damned galleon loot: Dinghy Ship Hangar Ship Ammunition Container Ship Resources Box Food Larder Diving Attachment Ship Cargo Rack Puckle Puckle Bullet Catapult Boulder Added the following blueprints to possible Ship of the Damned galleon loot: Wood Ceiling v402.6 - Fixed ships capsizing with cargo harnesses equipped to bears/horses - Reworked 'Decreased blackjack chance to knock riders off of horses by 50%' fix as it was causing issues with the bola - Fixed bola not being able to immobilize targets - Reverted 'Weather and temperature conditions no longer drain hunger or thirst meters when refilling stamina' as it was causing food and thirst from draining altogether. v402.5 - Emergency ship ladders are now easier to use - Bow and crossbow can now damage Army of the Damned enemies - Added a new inventory sort option to “sort by type” - Improved inventory functionality to prevent items from randomly shifting around when transferring between inventories - When multiple items are sent to the hotbar, their “equip delay” timers will now countdown simultaneously rather than one at a time - Ships that are still being built in a shipyard will now refund resources for demolished parts - Weather and temperature conditions no longer drain hunger or thirst meters when refilling stamina - Increased meat and fish stack sizes to 100 - Further reduced the shark aggro radius - Improved compass visuals to make it easier to read - Tiers of Nature’s Cry no longer stack with each other - Human NPCs can now ride in cargo harnesses and carriages - Removed all XP gains from the guillotine and noose - Players can no longer gain additional altitude when using a glider - If an explosive barrel is destroyed while being held, the damage is now always considered to come from the holder (and not a different source) - Decreased grenade damage vs. puckles and swivels by 80% - Decreased grenade damage vs. structures by 66% - Decreased grenade damage vs. players by 50% - Decreased grenade crafting cost by 40% - Decreased sword damage by 20% - Decreased blackjack chance to knock riders off of horses by 50% - Increased two-handed mace damage by 30% - Increased bola immobility duration on players by 10% - Increased puckle and swivel damage vs. players by 100% - Decreased Equilibrium buff attack damage bonus from 20% to 10% - Added a 20% Stamina Recovery Speed bonus to the Equilibrium buff v401.17 - Fixed some server crashes. v401.14 - Fixed maps not loaded on non-home grids for Unofficial Servers. v401.13 - Imprint time now scales inversely (decreases) when the baby maturation rate is above 4x. This means, during bonus rate events, imprint timers will automatically adjust to compensate for the quicker maturation. v401.10 - Disabled Claim Flag height limit on all Official Network. Functionality still works and can be used on Unofficial Servers, a word from our Lead Designer: v401.9 - Disabled Claim Flag height limit on PvE servers (only meant to be active on PvP) v401.5 (Server 401.8) - Islands on the Official Network now have a maximum z-value for how high Claim Flags can be placed, unique to the island. These are based on the highest terrain points, before considering mountains, large rock formations or steep pillars. The in-game HUD will let you know whether your current claim flag is in a valid location. If your claim flag is not in a valid location, when attempting to place a new one you will receive HUD feedback informing you whether a spot is valid or not. Players will have approximately a month (Mid/Late November) to reposition their flag to a new location. We'll provide a more specific date closer to the patch which changes this. When placing the flag at the new spot, it will automatically destroy the old claim flag and transfer the inventory into the new flag. - Unofficials can activate this setting by changing the following config in their game.ini: MaxSettlementFlagZ = 999999 (default, which means FlagZ can be placed at 99999 z height above the per-island specific height). This is an offset value, if you adjust this, it will use the per-island specific max height + the offset. For example, making it 3000 will look for the highest 'legitimate' location on an island, and then add an additional 3000 z to that height to determine the flag's maximum location. The following game.ini config can be used to destroy all invalid claim flags, please be advised that this cannot be reversed once done: bDestroyInvalidSettlementClaimFlags=true - Fixed a bug which prevented Unofficial Servers on Xbox from being able to see the map v400.63 (Server Only) - Online Players (no changes towards offline or NPC Crew) can only contest flags (defending or attacking) when in one of the following states: > When a player is grounded (e.g walking on the ground) > When a player is seated (e.g sitting in a chair) > When a player is riding a creature (This means player states such as climbing ladders/picks, gliding, etc will no longer contest flags) - Contesting flags can only happen when a player is above -300 on the z-axis (basically, above the ocean/sea level) - Code change for client compatibility v400.62 - Voice chat fixes - Fixed a bug that prevented you from being able to modify the radius-checks for Yelling, Whispering, and Talking. - Fixed a bug related to locking on v400.61 - Fixed 2 client side crashes that could occur on server-load or transition v400.60 - Fixed description on song "A Mockatoo Once Told Me" - Dynamic nameplate scaling enabled on ships - Fix for NPC crew members occasionally missing the accordion visually in their hands v400.59 - Fixed forge giving graphite instead of base coal - Fixed typo in Pistol Steady Aim skill. - Very tall character's head is no longer cut off in the inventory view - NPC Crew Accordion: npc's can equip accordion and play songs("loaded" on accordion or first in inventory) using multi-use option "Play Song" song is consumed after start, buffs will be applied after first loop of song is completed song will loop until "Stop Song" option is selected from multi-use v400.58 - Fixed a bug which prevented silos from paying/feeding crew on Lawless Servers - Fixed a bug which caused ground clutter to flicker on Xbox v400.57 - Added missing ceiling when building ramshackle sloop with vendor in Freeport - Enabled Revolver reload mini-game - Fix: When you use the map camera while piloting ship, the compass won't hide from the view - Added missing Forest dye craftable to grill - Changed salted fish stack size from 30 to 50 - Moved pipe engram into pipes folder - Applied treasure gold multiplier buff to: floatsam/aodloots/shipwrecks - Lawless regions on officials should no longer show any "island points" on the map. - Beds on cooldown are now visible (it will indicate when a player can spawn on them) v400.56 - Fixed a bug which causes your map to be black with HDR enabled on Xbox v400.54 - Volumetric fog and ground clutter improved and enabled for Xbox One (and Xbox One S) - Fixed a bug where the shift key would stop responding on Xbox - Fixed a bug which would cause the camera to always be selected when pulling out your map with a gamepad - Fixed a bug which causes your map to be black with HDR enabled on Xbox - Enabled multiple client-side options for players to disable HUD/UI clutter - You can now fill water barrels directly from waterspouts - Improved Army of the Damned animation on Xbox One and Xbox One S - Right bumper now cycles between two inventory UIs - R3 now toggles use states (for example light fires) again - Fixed a bug which made navigating between rows in two separate inventories reset location - Fixed a bug where some fantasy creatures weren't tamable on Golden Age servers - Lawless Servers now check for structures (at a small radius) before spawning folliage to prevent trees/rocks/bushes from spawning inside bases. - Fix to destroy sunken ships when last structure is removed - Added HUD callout on handheld map to re-center on players - Fixed a server-side crash for Modded Servers which have modified their loot tables v400.51 - Fixed structure tiling textures. Structures (such as wood walls) lined up near each now have the correct textures. You'll see slight differences in their pattern to prevent repetitiveness. - Fixed a server-side crash v400.50 - Reduced non-offensive structure crafting times from 5s to 1s - Items caches will no longer be left behind and removed the drop-all on items like founders hats - Fixed a bug which would cause players to be unable to level up certain stats when highlighted over them - Fixed being unable to scroll up/down on the Company Log using gamepad - Fixed being unable to assign Company members to groups with gamepad (Xbox and PC) - When harpooning another ship, the aggressor (ship shooting the harpoon) will have it's cannons (large, swivel, and regular) disabled until the harpoon attachment has ended. Notes on the harpoon change: we feel that harpoons have become too strong in the meta to the point where they dominate ship PvP. Whilst this change may not perfectly address all situations, we expect it will encourage more planning when harpooning along with additional risk and decision-making whilst also opening up options to the harpooned ship. v400.45 - Setup loot table overrides for DevKit (Devkit patch incoming) - Fixed a server-side crash - Disabled 2x Bonus Event on Officials - Updated Gamepad controls screen to reflect new gunport and anchor controls - Action Wheel toggle for Yell and Whisper Modes for gamepad (PC) - Fixed Atlantean heavy helmet colorized icon - Fixed Atlantean female medium shirt colorization (added region for emissive) v400.24 (server only) - Enabled Bonus Rates on the Official Network for 2x Gold, Harvesting, and Taming - Fixed a server-side crash v400.41 - Cyclops Heavy Boot and Hat Icon Fix - Hydra Hide Glove Icon Fix - Commander outfit torso colorization - When claiming a Wild Pirate Camp, the flag will now show the company flag painting - Painting a wild pirate camp flag will set the company flag painting - [XBOX SPECIFIC] Fixed a crash caused by vivox/parties in non-dedicated servers - [XBOX SPECIFIC] Fixed a bug caused by vivox/parties which would cause the fps to degrade over time - Fixed an issue where searching for remote inventory text would then populate that saved text in all search fields after opening inventories twice - Fixed issue where players no longer gained EXP on freeports - [GAMEPAD SPECIFIC] On the captain's wheel, X shall toggle gunports (no longer RB) - [GAMEPAD SPECIFIC] On the captain's wheel, if RB or LB are held, X shall not toggle gunports (should activate the hotbar/feat entry instead) - [GAMEPAD SPECIFIC] On the captain's wheel, add Lower/Raise anchor to VIEW action wheel, so that captains can use anchor v400.38 (v400.37 on Xbox) - Fixed a spelling error on the Plunder Skill description - The cursor is now kept in place when navigating full folders - Fixed craftables not showing in folders in the hand-craftable view of the UI - R3 will now swap inventories in the UI when looking at two inventories (ie: a storage box) to switch to the first item in the other inventory - Double-tapping A on any item in the Trade UI will no longer open the cancel UI - Level limit no longer applies in Freeports on non-dedicated session modes - The last search-strings on all Inventory Menu search bars will now be saved - Fixed the ability to use emotes whilst dancing - Added one more crew by default to a sloop - Increased non-dedicated tether range - Non-Dedicated Servers will now allow you to receive resources when demolishing structures on an anchored boat - Added attenuation distance to Dive-Into-Water sounds - Net fishing sounds adjusted to only play locally - Increased Net Fishing speed threshold by 25% - Fixed various stalls on Xbox and cases which would cause the Xbox' FPS to drop and the game to stutter (we are still looking into more cases of this) - Removed the range-limit on voice chat for non-dedicated sessions - Fixed a stereo audio bug which would cause players not to hear each other - Players are able to fast travel to and from a ship that the host is not standing on in non-dedi (so long as the fast-travel destination is within tether-range) - Increased collision size of dropped bags. (You should now be able to pick up bags more easily when they are dropped on top of a bed etc) - Server ping 0 now hidden when you are the host - Fixed a bug where the targeting cursor wouldn't disappear after your ship was sunk - Enemy pirate ships now display a sink percentage - Prevented enemy pirate NPC's from fleeing - Wild elephants now have 3x resistance - Stone Wild Pirate Camp doors are now wooden - HDR mode for Xbox One X now enabled (looking at PC implementation soon) - Optimized ship position callouts for Wild Pirate Encampments - Fixed a bug which would cause Non Dedi clients to get into a broken state when fast-travelling to a bed in stasis - Presssing Y on gamepad when an editbox is highlighted will now clear the editbox - AOD Armor icon colorization fixed - Atlantean cloth armor icon fixes - Atlantean heavy icon colorization fixes - Cyclops heavy icon fixes v400.22 - Implemented a fix to resolve islands where foliage cannot be harvested v400.20 - Enabled Crossplay v315.7 - Plague can no longer be spread via cough, touching, or poops. - AOE has been increased for plague debuff when shot via catapult by 70% - Fishing rewards have been increased by 2x - Added prime fish meat, fish oil, and fish skin to the fishing rod loot table - Dolphin Buff now lasts for 600 seconds - Unversioned patch: BattlEye Crash Fix v315.5 - Scissors now snip at 2.5 dura per snip instead of 5 - Increased blueprint scaling of shipyards by 20% (easier to get higher durability BPs) - Fixed broken IBLs which caused some trees to emit a light source - Unversioned patch: BattlEye Crash Fix v315.4 - Removed the speed stat from speed sails to avoid confusion. This will be revisited further during Phase 1 of our development cycle after Xbox crossplay launch - Increased mortar damage against ships and ship structures by 30% - Lanterns now last 20% longer - Rifle shooting range now correctly matches view distance - Increased fish-catching speed by 15% - Make musical buffs last 50% longer - Throwing knife damage increased by 30% - Crop growth speed increased by 25% - Increased durability of hydra revolver by 30% - Increased durability of grapple by 20% - Reduce crafting times of intermediate materials (alloys, paste etc) by 20% - Icebox thermal insulation increased by 33% - Increased pike damage by 25% - Fixed the description of skills (target soft spots and target weaknesses) from two handed pike to mac - Removed the INT stat from armour - Doubled creature INT (Dolphins and Crows) - Reduced the weights of the following ship-related items: Ship Weight Reduction to 1: Rope Ladder Wood Ladder Chair Table Grill Cooking Pot Other weight changes: Water Barrel (1 when empty, 19 when full) Steering Wheel weight reduced to 12 v315.22 - Additional Anti Cheat update v315.21 - Map spoil time increased by 3x when in bookshelves (this means they take longer to spoil) - Explosive Barrels now sink 50% faster and for a total of 6 minutes (increased from 5) - Unthinkable Delicacy cooldown decreased to 2 hours - Keratin farmed per minute on cat reduced to 10 (from 40) - Whale hitting XP increased by 10% - The rate at which ice is consumed in an icebox has been increased by 10% - Icebox insulation distance increased by 20% - Ambient temperature required to make ice has increased to 0 - Reduced blueprint bonus weapon damage and durability by 25% - Target Soft Spots and Target Weakness can no longer be used when wearing a Pike - Swords and Pike now pierce armour by 4x the previous amount - Reduced blueprint bonus armour resistance scaling by 40% - Reduced blueprint bonus armour durability scaling by 55% - Reduced blueprint bonus health given by armours by 40% - Reduced blueprint bonus weight given by armours by 66% - Removed health bonus from rejuvenate buff - Health has been capped to 300 and players have been given a free-one time respec - Ship changes: Galleon: Extra Weight per level increased to 600 Extra Crew per level increased to 2 Extra Beds per level increased to 1 Extra Sturdiness per level increased to 4% Brigantine: Extra Weight per level increased to 400 Extra Crew per level increased to 1 Extra Beds per level increased to 1 Extra Sturdiness per level increased to 4% Schooner: Extra Weight per level increased to 200 Extra Crew per level increased to 1 Extra Beds per level increased to 1 Extra Sturdiness per level increased to 4% Sloop: Extra Weight per level increased to 100 Extra Crew per level increased to 1 Extra Beds per level increased to 1 Extra Sturdiness per level increased to 4% General changes: Extra Resistance is now capped at 396% Extra damage is now capped at 252% and adjusted to 4% gained per level - Large Cannon Damage buffed by 10% - Reduced shark team notify radius by 15% (how far they can call other sharks for help) - Claim Flags can no longer be placed underwater v315.193 - Updated Anti Cheat - Red Target Cursor will always display in SP and Non Dedicated mode v315.191 - Disables gun crosshair colour change unless the server is using the new Game.ini setting: bAllowWeaponEnemyTargetingCursor (we'll drop a new server build for this later) - Fixed some rare client-side crashes - Session names on non-dedicated servers should now correctly appear in the sessions list v315.19 - Fixed a bug which caused waterskins to be lost on spouts - Fixed a bug which caused the Raider of the Deep quest to disappear v315.18 - Prevented grenades from being thrown when a glider is equipped - Fixed a bug which would cause structures to have the wrong health points when replaced - Lighthouse can now be found in the Structures/Misc folder of the smithy - Increased the slots of tannery from 120 to 150 - Cooked fish now stacks up to 50 - Added 'temperate' biome tag to Crow, so they can be bred in Temperate regions - Fixed a bug which prevented cannons from being placed on certain gunports in Galleons v315.16 - Fixed company logs not updating properly (or taking hours to do so) - Fixed beds not updating properly (or taking hours to do so) - Fixed a client side crash related to weapons and the tutorial system v315.15 - Fixed a crash related to low memory mode (caused by fog of war) - Fixed the bug which prevented players from putting berries inside of their claim flag - Fixed a bug which would cause structures to sometimes float when placing them v315.14 - Fixed an issue where distance field fonts would show invisible characters for certain characters, they'll display boxes for now. v315.12 - Fixed an issue where servers would not correctly update their concurrent player counts when players would log off or move to another server - Fixed an issue where digging for water overrides were not functional on the server which would stop spouts from appearing when digging v315.11 Main Additions/Content Xbox Crossplay now supported (coming to Xbox on the 8th of October: https://www.playatlas.com/index.php?/atlas-news/news/captain’s-log-37-atlas-arrives-on-xbox-with-steam-pc-crossplay-r213/) - New world map with improved biome layout (and a new biome type) - Over 70 new core island templates, and many polish improvements to existing islands - Over 20 new cosmetics and sail cosmetics - Improved client and server performance - Full Gamepad support - "Wild Pirate Camps" option for singleplayer and non-dedicated sessions (enabled by default): take over each island across the ATLAS by attacking and claiming procedural enemy pirate camps, guarded by cannons, pirates wielding all sorts of weapons, and even powerful pirate ships! - New Multi-shot Hydra Pistol - Cats (with hats!) Bug Fixes - Fixed hundreds of issues with levels from covering holes, adding collision to decor, removing floating folliage, waterfall post processing, resource overrides, island points, discovery zones, and reducing the amount of natural fog on some islands. - Ship of the Damned now point to their correct loot tables. This means that Galleons will provide more and give better loot than Brigs, which provide better rewards than schooners. - Fixed multiple client side crashes - Fixed Vultures not being able to mate on Equatorial islands - Fixed various descriptive errors with skills - Fixed tamed bear from randomly playing its growl animation when attacking targets - Fixed not being able to replace triangle floors with different tiers of triangle floors - Fixed being unable to place wood ceilings on a deck under a diving/dinghy platform - Fixed being able to use orbit camera to look through half walls and doors - Fixed lamps not being able to be turned on when underwater - Fixed the wrong amount of XP loss displaying when executed or hung - Fixed a bug which prevented players from seeing the ammo meshes loaded into catapults - Fixed Rope ladders not being able to be rotated when placed on catwalks - Fixed some cosmetics causing the steering wheel to turn invisible - Fixed cheat giveengrams giving -40 stone arrows - Fixed a bug which allowed crew to be knocked off of puckles using a blackjack, even in peace time - Fixed alcohol buffs not persisting through grid transition - Fixed a bug which made it impossible to escape the left claw of a crab Misc - Added a new "Tutorials" menu tab, which provides details on many of the basic mechanics and concepts of the game. - Updated voice chat systems to Vivox in order to support Crossplay - Updated Waveworks to latest version, improving both client and server performance and quality of waves - Preventing building outside the galleon by moving up and shrinking height bounds box (so top of height is still the same) and added a volume to block building where the collision on the galleon is bad, making it possible to build outside the ship - Reduced level up gains and buffs for intelligence by 50% - Changed meat stack size to 50 for all meats - Made submarine consume mythos as fuel (but consumes 2.5x slower) - Shrunk a text box that was covering half of the Voyage of Power button - Added warning that shows up in the company log 48 hours before a shop is destroyed due to not being accessed within a 21 day period - Tweaked ocean trace so that it doesn't create floating ocean shops - Modified a couple of snap points for the ladders on the brig to be climbable Snowman Boss Revamp: Regular Snowman Changes: - Tweaked explosive damage from 1x to 1.125x - Reduced arena timer to 30 minutes - Reduced ice breath speed debuff from 8 secs to 6 secs - Tweaked various aspect of the Snowman's movement to prevent it from getting stuck and frozen between various attacks - Snowman can jump when receiving damage to prevent it from being gunned-down and allow the onslaught of minions to catch up and be more involved - Increased kill XP to 750. Hard Snowman: - x2 Health, 2x Armour, 1.5x Melee Damage - Reduced cooldown on Ice Breath attack by 2 secs - Increase number of health/armour states from 4 to 5 - Reduced interval between shield reactivation from 45 secs to 35 secs - Explosive Damage adjusted to 1x - Increase base minion spawn from 5 to 6 - Increase base minion kills for cooldown from 8 to 10 - Arean timer is set to 60 minutes - Kill XP set to 1500 - Visual changes: red eyes, and commander hat with an eye patch. Regular Yeti Minions: - Tweaked no buff fire damage adjuster from x0.33 to x0.5 - Increased Kill XP to 10. Hard Yeti Minions (Empowered Yeti) - x1.5 health, x1.5 melee damage, x1.15 speed increase - Increased move around blockade distance. - Tweaked no buff fire damage adjuster to x0.25 - Increased Kill XP to 15. Arena changes - Updated lever to select difficulty via multiuse. - Removed mid columns at arena entrance for better AI navigation. - Filled some holes with blocking volumes to prevent players getting stuck between some meshes. - Added some extra geometry and overrode walkable slope angle at entrance side steps and select small meshes to prevent players and creatures getting stuck. - Added two more minion spawn points closer to the entrance. - Added falling icicles. Camera shakes, tremor audio plays and icicles fall from above the player. On hit grants a shorter speed debuff of 2 secs and a 2.5% impaled bleed buff that lasts 12 secs. Used to combat players who may attempt to take shelter and kite the Snowman in difficult to access areas, as they will have less time to move out of the way due to icicles falling a shorter distance.
  2. 76 points
    Devs have you ever heard the expression "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" WTF you done to the materials needed for crafting Stone, now you need Metal AND Organic paste, I get using metal in the gates that has always been fine but now you added it to every thing please just for once use your brains and rollback this change, you screwed the game up last patch now you are just making it worse.
  3. 57 points
    1. Ship-Rear Cosmetics/Skins So we have figureheads, steering wheel skins and soon, sail skins. This might be a large suggestion, but the Brig and Galleons have cosmetic "cabin" styling on the backs of them. I propose new skins be made for the Ship itself that adds cosmetic changes to the back of ships. Maybe dragon heads from the back, working up the side? A skull? Hydra head? Cyclops hands? 2. PvE Servers, Allow Ship Claiming After Inactivity Currently, there is no ship claiming on the PvE servers. I feel like ships should be claimable if the player and/or company has not been online or entered the area within maybe 2 weeks? 1 week? Or simply cause the ship to be "Unclaimed" after 1 or 2 weeks of inactivity. 3. Repair All Structures It would be a tremendous Q.O.L. improvement to allow NPC crew to repair all structures including ceilings, cannons, walls, chairs, e.t.c. when the ship is anchored and the NPCs are unseated. Optionally, create a new structure to be placed on a ship in which you assign an npc crewmate to be in charge of repairing all other misc. structures on the ship. 4. Unseat All Crew I don't know about other players, but when I get off my ship, I unseat at least 4 crew members to ensure my ship's essentials are repaired before the next time I set off. This would be another amazing Q.O.L. improvement for the ship to have an implemented option to unseat all crew. 5. Man Your Stations Add an option to NPC crew on ships that assigns them a specific position on-board. Then add an additional option on-board the ship for assigned crew to "Man Stations." 6. Handling Sail; Reverse Allow Handling Sails to provide faster Reverse speeds. As it stands, ships can currently back up no matter what. If the Ship layout includes a Handling Sail, this ship should reverse slightly faster. 7. Captain's Deck Currently, the Galleon is the only ship that comes with a snap-able slot for a receded Deck to be placed higher up at the back of the ship. I propose another optional Deck slot be added to the back end of Brigantines and Schooners, like the Galleons, for cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing ship designs. (The Brigantine is especially difficult to make the ceilings and walls line up with the back end of the ship.) 8. Careening @mKHammerBro Introduce a new mechanic to ground Ships to scrape and clean the underside of the hull. In the past, this process was called Careening, or Heaving Down. Barnacles and other sea life clings to the underside and rots away at the wood. This could also introduce a new way to repair your ship's planks or add a temporary repair and/or speed buff to your ship. 9. Mooring @ikarirain Introduce a new item to be crafted at Smithy's from the Seamanship tree, Bollard. There are instances where a ship is too large to reach an anchor-able point, so it's been proposed to allow ships the ability to be moored in by ropes to Bollards, which can be placed on piers or shipyards, to safely "anchor" the ship in your territory, given anchoring isn't possible. Additionally, increase the amount of Bollards needed to moor a ship depending on the ship's size and/or weight. 10. Select All or Individual Sail Controls @Shakarian Ability to control all sails from the wheel, or select which individual sails to give certain commands to. For instance, all sails selected by default. But press keys similar to the cannon crews to deselect certain sails. 11. Look-Out / Telescope @Aristocrates It is known that being at the top of a mast gives the player a slightly larger render-distance so they can see ships and such ahead of time, but it would be nicer if there was a Telescope sort of attachment to build on the Smithy that could be attached to the top of the mast, further improving this render distance for preparation or avoidance purposes. 12. Collidable Figureheads @Grodgen Collidable Figureheads: Currently they have no collision. You can't stand on them and it also limits their functionality as actual figureheads. 13. Rotatable Weight & Handling Sails @Kaitlynn Allen Add an option to rotate Weight Sails and Handling Sails 180 degrees when placed, depending on your desired placement at the front or back of the ship. 14. Rigging That Connects The Front Sail To The Figurehead @Kaitlynn Allen Add an option to connect sails via rigging placed at the front of the to the bow sprite/figurehead. 15. Catch Net @RebelMarmoset Add a structure for the front or sides of ships that catches flotsam and/or fish. Consequently, the longer the net is lowered, or the more items it catches, the more it slows the ship down. If you like any of these options, please reply to this thread with your comments and feel free to suggest some more ideas pertaining to ships! And a special thank you to @Jatheish for taking the time to read this! Loving the game.
  4. 47 points
    Yo! Trying something new here, this is more of an informal blog-style post where I’d like to do a bit of a post mortem on recent events. That could be following a large update, a tradeshow, an announcement of a new feature, etc. My aim with these kinds of posts is to provide some additional insight, it will be less about what’s coming/promotional content and more real talk from myself. Fair warning, my musings can be pretty verbose. Unlike the Captain’s Log, these won’t be made on a regular basis, but when I feel they might be necessary -- keep in mind, at indie studios people tend to wear many hats and whilst I am the Lead CM, I also work on the development side of the project, this was also the case for ARK too For the first Post Mortem, we can talk about Patch v10, bug reports, late-night deployments and the timelines surrounding them, support tickets, as well as rollbacks. Patch v10 So! This was a pretty big update, it dropped later than we intended due to some personal problems (people being sick), and then needing the extra time following that for people to get everything ready, as well as our QA team to run through it all. The delay did allow us to bring in more tweaks and fixes, which is always nice. I am not going to go into much detail about the patch itself because we’ve had two Captain Log’s which share the notes, but I do want to address some of the feedback and reports we’ve received since. If you want to know what came in v10, as well as our big announcements for the week, you can read about it on Captain’s Log #16: So this patch didn’t come without its flaws, and to be honest, it would be delusional to think any major one would, especially whilst we’re in this highly iterative state. Our development team, including QA (yes they exist, and they work damn hard and are often underappreciated in this industry), aim to catch and resolve every patch-related issue before it gets out to you, but we’re human and sometimes things can slip through the cracks -- whether that’s due to design, lack of numbers (tens of thousands are much more likely to identify problems!), or just something that was overlooked. Our style of development is to work hard, fast and get the changes out to you guys as soon as possible, though we still run checks to make sure it's stable and it meets our release goals. We don’t like to sit on updates, if it checks out, let’s get it out there! Hence the frequent late-night deployments, though some nights aren’t as lively as tonight, lol. Our goal is to ensure that ATLAS feels like a vastly different experience in a short period of time due to the improvements and changes we’re making on a frequent basis. This means that comparing ATLAS day 1 will be very different to ATLAS day 30 and then again to ATLAS day 100, so on so forth. This will come in the form of optimisation, bug squashing, rebalancing, and new content. This is how we develop titles as a studio, especially during Early Access. We find it effective and enjoyable. Sure it comes with its frustrations, and there could be adjustments made to our processes but the same could be said about any style. Not that we won’t make changes should we deem them necessary, but what you’re experiencing now in terms of the pace and size of updates, is most likely what you’ll be experiencing throughout Early Access. Updates coming at you harder and faster than the busted Ship of the Damned did in v10.72 . (Note: That patch did go through QA, sadly we didn’t expect our change to effect SOTD and had it patched out as soon as possible. My condolences to any seafarers who lost their lives and had their boats sunk). Now onto the hot topics! I may not cover everything, but I’ll try to cover what I believe are the important ones to address. If you think I’ve missed something, get at me: Discord: Jat#0001 Twitter: twitter.com/Jatheish Reddit: /u/Jatheish (not Jaton… also that was JATonreddit guys.. not Jaton…) Additionally, you could also reach out to Dollie! My co-captain on all things Community. You might recognize her from the forums, Discord, or from the Official ARK PVP Community. We’ll do a proper introduction post for her on Monday, in the Captain’s Log. Discord: Dollie#0001 I won’t reply to everything, in fact, I probably only respond to like 20-30% but I do read the majority of my messages, unless it gets super chaotic and impossible to keep up with. E.g you crash my browser/phone/discord (which has happened far more often than I’d like). This should be obvious, but I’ll say it anyway, I would like to reply to everything, but I learnt very early on that is not possible. I remember when I first started at Wildcard in 2015 and tried to respond to every Facebook and Steam comment. Mental. I will respond to the critical reports, assuming I am still actively investigating it (or the team is). OKAY. Now we’re really onto the hot topics. Sorry, I did say my musings can be pretty verbose. It’s crap when there are platforms with a word limit! Thankfully, I don’t think that’s the case on the forums, but I guess we’ll find out. Lawless Regions: Spawns, Resources, Temps. and Weather Shortly after launch, we temporarily hacked up a change which turned Lawless Regions into Homeservers and enabled some special settings on them which prevented Alpha Creatures from spawning, it had faster respawns when it comes to harvestables, and weather events (or might have just been rain) were disabled. In the latest update, we removed these changes and have set it back to our initial design. These servers are meant to be unclaimable land to allow players to gain a foothold once they’ve left Freeports, but they’re meant to be a temporary area before setting sail into the wide ATLAS! Based on our investigation thus far, resources are certainly respawning on these grids, and the signs point to the structure spawn-prevention radius causing confusion and leading to the reports. This system is native to the game but wasn't present during our initial launch due to Lawless Regions being listed as Homeservers, so from a technical point of view, it's intentional, however, I know better than to rule out possibilities for other issues (hence they're investigating). There's an argument that the radius itself needs to be adjusted, so we'll have to think on that. Keep in mind that this can change, whilst there may be some things we’re unlikely to change, it doesn’t mean that we’re set in stone. We’ll keep you posted if we have any updates! A quick note about the weather systems, these are the initial Early Access launch systems we have in place. We’d like to take it further, beyond just having fog, cold, heat, and rain! Though we believe there are certainly other things we need to prioritise which will have more of an impact on the game… such as volcanoes and of course the holy trinity of: bug fixes, optimisation, and balance! Plus. seeing that we’re on the topic of weather, I think I should mention temps too. Yes, they suck in some places, and we have resolved a lot of these in the most recent patch, as well as made it more clear when you’re experiencing a certain weather event, but there are more fixes to come, hopefully in the coming days. One of our designers is meticulously going through all the various biomes (we have a lot) and adjusting the temperature time of day and armour insulation values to make sure we’re hitting the sweet spot. Combat and Creatures: Guns, Melee Weapons, and Armour The overall goal with these changes was to ensure sure that weapons were more effective against higher armoured players, whilst not making the lower tiers completely worthless. The primary change you should notice is that the weapons themselves are more piercing and have had their base damage reduced to reflect this. Clearly, this had some knock-on effects on how players dealt with creatures (tamed and wild), which we expected but to know the full extent of the changes it is best witnessed in a live environment. The gameplay/balance team are consuming your feedback and will make adjustments when necessary, it’s possible that there may be some potential tweaks too with some multipliers which are being looked at right now. Not going to confirm anything is being changed right this instant, but just acknowledge that we’re aware of the feedback and it is actively being discussed internally. Tamed Creatures I figure this needed its own mini mention itself. ATLAS isn’t a taming orientated game. Yes, we have it, and we plan to expand on it, as well as introduce more creatures for you add to your arsenal, however, the creatures themselves are meant to be supplemental and not the main focal point. Prior to v10, we felt like certain aspects of the creatures made them too strong. Primarily how quickly they could restore health via shovelling food down their mouths and consuming corpses -- mechanics we weren’t really keen on with ARK either but for legacy reasons are necessary to that game. It’s understandable that we may have overshot with this update and we’re happy to bring some baselines back up, but it’s not likely we’ll adjust those healing mechanics. At this time, we’d rather have creatures that are inherently more powerful than having immense regen. Though we do understand the need to manage your tame’s health and we’ll be investigating additional ways we can do this beyond the skill/feat system. Something we’re toying around with now is the idea of custom cooking recipes for individual creatures (or more broad recipes that can affect multiple creatures) to heal em up. It’s safe to say that you can expect changes and content coming in the days/weeks/yadda yadda ahead revolving around this. PvE Exploits Not going to share what the exploits are, that would be unwise…although I suppose for those of you who weren’t aware, you might be with my post. Just wanted to say we are well aware of what’s happening and are exploring ways to deal with it. The obvious solutions won’t quite work due to some backend stuff, however, we are actively looking into a more delicate and effective solution. In the meantime, quit being jerks and griefing each other, otherwise, I might have to set Amberenix (our Game Master) on ya! I think that covers most of what I wanted to discuss about v10. I realise that doesn’t cover everything, but then we could literally be here for days on end and right now it’s 8 a.m and I’d like to get some rest soon haha. We had some hotfixes and patches go out today following the release, mostly just to resolve things that had been overlooked/missed in the update and some exploit fixing… as well as deal with the menacing rapid-firing Ship of the Damned that we introduced ourselves. Which kind of brings me to another topic... Server Deployments and ETAs! Typically when we have a release candidate that’s ready to go out, we announce it via a server broadcast in-game. The release candidate usually will go through some basic smoke checks to make sure everything is running smoothly. Assuming we do not encounter any problems and the fix checks out, we then begin the deployment immediately. Unfortunately, sometimes we run into issues that were unexpected and have to deal with it, or a player report has just come in and we want to get it fixed prior to deploying, saving us needing to deploy multiple times a night -- unless it calls for it. As for the comments asking why we don’t keep builds in QA for a week at a time, well, to be frank, running a full playthrough of all our content and having QA check every nook and cranny for every update would take longer than a week. It would increase our development time and is not incredibly useful to us in our current development cycle, and as mentioned previously, we don’t want to sit on updates. If we believe a patch is ready, we plan to roll it out as soon as possible. It’s not our intention to get these times wrong and we don’t plan to make you guys wait, it’s just how it happens. I will say though, as long as I’m around during the deployment process I will be keeping the Discord and Twitter fully in the loop when it comes to actual-actual deployments, as much as I can. In essence, if it’s mentioned on either of those platforms, it’s probably going to be incoming. This is when it comes to specific deployment messages such as: in 15 minutes major version etc is incoming and not in related to the larger ETA timelines we share (i.e 4 hours). It’s no secret that we’re not the best with time management, there’s no point hiding it. It is definitely something we need to improve on and I’ll be encouraging the team to do so, it’s been a quibble of mine for ages and not just because of all the hate messages I get about missed ETAs, but because I know how frustrating it can be. For those of you asking why we even bother giving you these inaccurate ETAs and not just say the moment the patch is ready to deploy. Well, when we share these ETAs, we believe they are accurate at the time and then XYZ thing happen. Some players would like to be informed ahead of time so they can try to plan out their day around our ETAs (to their own risk... might I add, I always get messages about folks taking off days from work or skipping dinner to hang around for a patch, I don’t recommend doing it! Even if we were the best damn ETA-deadline hitters in the world, ya never know what could happen and if you do decide to, hey that’s on you man :P). For those of you who don’t want to be informed and would rather wait until the very moment we are deploying, then I’d recommend ignoring our general broad ETAs and look out for the ‘15 minutes’ to deployment ones, those are the most accurate -- and especially if they’ve hit social platforms like Twitter/Discord, but ya, the criticism around how we handle this is warranted. As for late night deployments, well I think I’ve covered this a few times with this post but just to reiterate. We don’t like to sit on fixes and updates. If we’re confident in something and the team is available, we’re happy to set it live. Whether that’s at 4 AM or 4 PM. It’s a little more chaotic at the moment as we’ve just launched and soon enough we’ll have some more structure and planning to it, but generally, you can expect the same frequent updates. ATLAS launched as an early access title and we plan to update it often, and regularly with meaningful changes. Rollbacks Moving on from that, let’s discuss rollbacks as this was mentioned today shortly after the Ship of the Damned patch was released and some players, unfortunately, had their ships sunk. First of all, I’d like to apologize profusely for that. I feel for anyone who suffered a loss, it definitely sucks and we’ll always do our best within our process to ensure we’re able to avoid those scenarios as much as possible. When it comes to rollbacks, it is something we explore as an option in the event of a catastrophic game failure, as they could potentially introduce other problems. This means things such as an unintended wipe, data deletion, game content not being cooked properly, etc. There are other scenarios, but not feasible to list it all out. Just know that as a team we do not take these decisions very lightly, and everything is handled delicately on a case by case basis, if we determine that a rollback would be warranted, we would inform players as soon as possible. I know that doesn’t make up for the loss of boats, creatures, etc in the event that a deployment goes awry; please understand that due to the rate that the game is changing, this could also happen due to a balance change, or the introduction of new content. A lot of players had their boats sunk early on by the insane fire arrows (which may still need to be looked at), or cheaply sunk with metal picks; it could happen for a number of reasons and is a downside when playing a highly iterative and ever-changing title. On that note, we will do our best to ensure that we avoid these situations. Having a patch screw you over sucks, having a rollback sucks, so let’s stay away from both if we’re able to! Support Tickets, Player Reports & Bug Reports As of yesterday, we launched our support ticketing system. Right now we’re helping out folks with Company Ownership issues and Players getting stuck, though hopefully, the latter is not as necessary anymore due to the recent v10 changes. Over time, we’ll be increasing the options for how we can support players as we identify more areas where it is necessary and implement more tools to tackle these. Please note, that we’re always going to be leaning on the side of technical solutions to game problems versus direct Game Master intervention where we can help it. We’re a small team and our resources are better funnelled into development. We’re also going to be actively investigating player reports as they come in. I primarily want to shut down cheaters who are using hacks/3rd party progs or ridiculously exploiting unintended game mechanics to gain an unfair advantage over other users. Please keep in mind the final verdict of these punishments comes down to us, in a sandbox environment, monitoring your game is best done on a case by case situation. There is no silver bullet, but we will certainly invest time and resources into dealing with this. Not going to go into details because it’s best left close to our chest - but it won’t be tolerated. This isn’t solely just limited to cheaters though, but also ‘toxic’ users. That word is probably overused now and has lost some of it’s meaning, but to be clear; we understand when people are joking between each other, we know there’s an element of banter when playing a competitive game, especially one of pirating and world-conquering nature, however, we will not tolerate outright harassment, discrimination etc on our servers and have already taken action against multiple companies/individuals. And finally, bug reports! Right now the reports are coming in from a variety of different platforms. The forums, Discord, Reddit, Twitter, Twitch, Youtube, etc. We’ve got our eyes spread around but are looking into a more effective way to accept reports, as well as show you that we’re aware of them. Whilst I was working on ATLAS pre-launch, I know the ARK team created a custom bug report system on survivetheark. I’m looking to do something similar based on the Support Ticket system, but hopefully more customized with better user permission management, highlighting things like developer response, and upvoting. Not sure how much of that is doable based on our current systems, but going to be exploring it as an option with Chris. We’ll see how things pan out with the Support Tickets and Report Players system, if it holds up well then we can look into implementing the bug reports area. In the meantime, continue as you are -- we’ve got enough coverage around the multiple platforms and you can be sure that your reports are being investigated! OKAY. I think I have covered everything that I wanted to talk about in this blog post. It’s a lot wordier than I anticipated. If you prefer seeing posts like this, let me know and I’ll probably end up doing more in the future, but maybe not as wordy -- this was more so as it was the first and there was a lot to say. Anyways, take it easy, and here’s hoping you all continue to enjoy sailing the seas of ATLAS!
  5. 46 points
    We reclaimed all ourselfes didnt need help anymore,ty
  6. 35 points
    Hope you're having a great day I know this is already on the grapeshot list of things to be discussed but it's becoming more and more of a problem everyday on our server and I'm desperate to get a .ini configuration. I see it being done in up to three different ways: Limit total number of claims per person (Probably not) Limit total number of claims per tribe per cluster (a fix we can work with) Limit total number of claims per tribe per region (this would be awesome) Thank you for everything you do!
  7. 34 points
    seagul- reveal more fog of war in open seas and maybe show trails of the ships ? vulture- show health of every living thing around you? bull- carry more weight -giraffe gather more thatch -bear should be able to gather honey and please add ignore item list to the animal inventory like in the bank and more agressive options to animals like : attack only players and tamed creatures. i want animals protect my base not to chase a seagul to the open seas
  8. 32 points
    Can you guys finally fix the animals and crewmembers and even players falling through boats and floors? Every serverrestart our tames, crew (and we sometimes as well) are dead because they fall either through two or three decks or two or three floors, animals as well as crew, and it's starting to get old. I know this isn't ark, but you're using a lot of the same code, and I've only seen this happen in ark once or twice in over 1300 hours. Please fix this!
  9. 32 points
    Lets face it, Galleons and Brigantines are huge, and we like building our fancy piers and docks and parking our ships next to them. Unfortunately, with many islands, the land drops off super deep super fast. So, I got to thinking, why not add a mooring system using the same key that activates anchoring, inspired by another lesser known function, the map key. Did you know, when you double-tap M, it brings up only the compass, and when you press and hold M, it brings up only the map? This function tells me that it's possible to use a single key for multiple functions based on how it is used. This said... The mooring system would involve two craftable parts: A ship-mounted mooring rope (similar to how dinghy and diving apparatus is mounted) and a building-mounted set of mooring posts. You place these mounting posts on your pier, similar to how a wall will snap, and then build the mooring rope on the side of a ship. When your ships mooring rope is near a mooring post, you'll see an icon on the right, similar to how the anchor icon pops up. When it's lit, press and hold X (the anchor key), and the ship will begin a 10-15 second mooring animation while the mooring rope is tossed several times over the mooring posts, slowly tightening until the mooring process is complete, and freezing the ship into place as if it had anchored next to the pier. This process would allow ships to moor to a pier when the water is too deep for anchoring, and can help easily organize the space in a company's large pier by using the docking space efficiently.
  10. 32 points
    Bulls need a cargo harness that moves weight. Make a medium gate that fits elephants. Behe gates are stupid
  11. 32 points
    Claims need to be limited to 1 per character, with a maintenance cost. In addition after so many hours if the clay. Isn't built on, it should expire. We've spent 14 hours now sailing, and found no claimable islands. players are claiming everything they come across, and it's then never used. I would also recommend adding another PvP and PvE server cluster to each region worldwide. No need to pack in so many players.
  12. 31 points
    They are unable to fix anything properly, people griefing ships because they can pick up more from the ground than they should be able to, well devs fix is let people glitch out on ships that aren't theirs when trying to enter them rather than fixing the real bug being people able to pickup too many items, log out, log back in, only have 250/250 weight until they drop an item or split their stack in their inventory for it to show the real weight again. So now people just hang from ladders on boats who didnt' pull those up and encumber it like that or just toss items on the deck for it to get encumbered. If they made it impossibru for ppl to get overweight in the first place even the ship dropping method would require a lot of players to sink a ship that way cuz the items dissapear rather quick. Their claim that one of their dev's steam accounts got hacked is also a blatent lie, claiming this wouldn't occur again it only was an invitation to cheaters and hackers to show how quick they could fuck up their network once again. Not to forget that there are countless reports from cheaters and hackers being submitted via their ticket system which are going unanswered where these cheaters and hackers are going on with their malpractices until this very day (if servers were up though). Everything they claim to fix they break it even harder, my two examples are just two of them, I bet alot of dissatisfied customers could come up with plenty more stuff. Oh and not to forget their wonderous Fountain of Youth they implemented while about all players in game who have a character since launch are now receiving a very nice age debuff which they can only get removed when they travel to a Golden Age area where all people have to be right now and it only can hold up to 150 players in theory, in practice this wouild mean about 50 players to play it as it's meant to be played. But right now people just have to run through the lagfast that it is naked and hope for the best to reach the magic sparkles at the end of the cave. Same goes for powerstones apparently the much anticipated and praised end game they are trying to fix with each patch while their core game mechanics are broken beyond recognition. How are people supposed to play this game when everything is bugged and we have to find workarounds just to be able to progress in nearly each part of this game rather than playing as intended. Far worse might be the interaction the devs have with this community, far too many people havea already noted and stated that they mostly listen to cringy streamers and crybabies in general rather than looking at these forums and see the daily return of many topics where players are most frustrated about. No they gonna nerf all kinds of stuff cuz some half ass streamer is giving them a bad rep about it on stream. The only thing those devs want is to keep this game look like it's shiny and fun on the streams until they raked in enough of our hard earned cash. Because let's face it, they robbed us from our money to let us play this aggrevating crappy coded "so-called-pirate-mmo". If I wanted to grind my ass of for materials I would have kept playing 7 days to die or would have reinstalled minecraft to have a better experience in harvesting and building stuff without having to fear that none of my work is still there when I log back in. Let's have a look at the two twitters that are posting most of Atlas news and updates, now the official Atlas twitter is probably not into replying anyone at all just for posting update news and patch notes when Needed. Jatheish on the other hand is far more active with giving the community constant updates when shit goes wrong but also keeps posting ETA's that are never and are always late. Even seen people complain once about an ingame server message stating servers will restart or go down in 20 minutes, so players were rushing to a safe haven when on sea or make sure they got inside a house to logout before server goes down, what happens, server goes down only 5 minutes after that message appeared, making alot of players unable to logout safely with all the negativity as a result, players losing just their gear and die once ok very annoying, but those who never had a fair chance to park their boat somehwere lost alot of progress once again. Now besides their shitty communication skills and their non-existant clock reading skills the only one who replies to certain tweets is Jatheish, the pain in the ass there is that he only replies to either positive comments or comments that have no informational value what so ever. Like last night he replied to a guy asking how often he must have said a certain word this year already whlist the majority of replies on his tweets are about the cheaters, the bugs, the game not being fun in general, those replies are being straight out ignored just as most of the topics are being ignored here on this forum by any official person. They implemented moderators and community admins, god knows why because the ones who should be more active on this forum are the devs, they should learn how to use their eyes and brain at the same time and read the massive reports of players that are begging for fixes in areas they have ignored since launch. Yet they bring out and even brag about their new features while the core mechanics of this game are still broken, people are still playing on 250 ping servers whilst having to deal with all the buggy shit that comes with predators, land claims, ship building, alphas, cheaters, hackers, and now we have rollbacks and constant patches that break stuff just a simple like doors no longer opening, if someone would just run the software they managed to compile before they release it as an update they can prevent so many gamebreaking issues with each patch they release but nope, we are the guinneepigs, we are the rats in the wheels and why? Like most paid forumtrolls state here it's an Early Access game you should have known what u signed up for... It's early access I get it, but doesn't that mean that what it describes in the EA stuff is that they are taking notes from customer feedback and listening to their playerbase on how to improve things? I've seen their Twitch live Q+A stream and I can tell you, there was no real Q+A part, it was just them talking about things they gonna implement while the playerbase is crying on the twitch chat to be aknowledged and to point out that devs are just ignoring the whole Black Butterfly incident by not even mentioning it once in their nearly 2 hour talk. To be honest the best description of that stream I read on this forum somewhere was someone saying those 4 guys at the mental hospital got some time off together and placed in a room with a webcam, this made my day just that little bit better because let's be honest, this weekend was horrible for those who actually took the time to play the game. Rollbacks, Fountain of Youth and Rollbacks. This fountain of youth thing is so poorly designed and shows how badly these developers are connected with their playerbase, we had freeport at launch that was overpopulated and with that mechanic they were lucky enough that there were plenty of freeports (and lawless areas) where people could eventually spawn, it wasn't enough for launch but it was somewhat managable. Right now u have to have the entire population of one server (NA PVE fe) to rush to one single grid where that fountain of youth is at, one grid that can hold 150 players maximum (in theory but in practice u get a ping of 250). So let's say about 5-10k players who have started near launch are now all over age 90 and have a debuff for being that old implemented on them whilst they dont' have the alternative at hand to make babies in game they are all forced at the same time with a serious debuff to find that fountain of youth before their character dies permanently losing all the progress and gear and landclaims and boats (if u play solo or have really small company where u all die before reaching it). So yeah, if one of those devs would ever have played on an official server and had to deal with all the previous bullshit before even thinking about going to a fountain of youth together will the rest of the playerbase at the same time they would have never implemented such a feature without having alternatives for breeding or even releasing something that makes us all get a random younger age. Cuz this issue will repeat itself in a couple of weeks when EVERYONE who's now 20 again will be at the age of 90 again, and yea you have to be 90+ to get a nice buff each time you go back after the age of 90+ you get a buff over your buff. So tell me, am I exaggerating anything here? People who played this game for a few weeks now know very well that the way Grapeshot throws out updates is like a blind man playing darts, throw as hard and as fast as you can and see if one hits the bullseye, more misses than hits in this field. There are some obvious forum trolls here of which I hope they aren't being paid by Grapeshot to keep the negativity down by having so many people countering it with rediculous answers as: git gud, or learn to play, or game isn't made for soloing. I get it it's an MMO, but people all have to start out solo and the game mechanic only let's u stay on newbie island (freeport) until lvl 8 which is so low your chances of survival outside freeport are really small when u play alone and start to find land to claim to build a ship in case u want to start your own company and not become another companies slave to go pick cotton or other resources all day long whilst the guys who run the big companies get to play command & conquer while u play minecraft/lumberjack simulater. They already stole our money after their terrible launch and steam still refuses to do refunds even when u try to explain all the issues ot them in a lenghty conversation like this one, u still get standard replies and support staff doesn't read your sentences the way you have written them. When I write: my first 20 hours of "gametime" were me sitting in main menu trying to login to a server. They read: you played 20 hours and thus Steam will not refund you after this much gametime. Now we all knew steam support can also be a pain in the ass sometimes, now we have to deal with Atlas dev team and Steam Support simultaniously. For those who gonna be trolls and say why u still play when u wanted refund and can only complain about it? Because I got robbed of my 25$ while Steam refuses to refund the damn thing due to timer things I felt obligated to play and see if I can still get fun out of it after each update and patch, as most of you trolls claim it's EA and (might/will) get better. Well it doesn't, they break the experience for most of us with each update they roll out or roll back. I would also like to ask my fellow pirates who have had enough of this idiotic way things are going to just spam Jat and Atlas tweets as soon as they pop up with youtube videos of griefers, cheaters, bugs, glitches, anything that shows what a poor product this is to make sure they aren't fooling other people into buying this game until it might actually be playable. Please don't hesitate to even copy past my entire post here to spread the message on reddit, other forums or just in here in case mods think this should be deleted, as I have read from several users on this forum that posts about their incompetence get deleted sometimes. Good luck to all of those who are still trying to play the game after all these things that happened, but for me it was over a few days ago, I'm done grinding to establish a little base and some boats on my own, I know it's not of solo players, but if u started this game with 5 friends and end up alone after a few days into the game u don't feel like joining a big company just yet, u try to build up a base and boat to show your friends and hope they want to play on from that part since they could skip the grindy part, but nope, it's so bad that they refuse to play it any longer and me myself have jumped ship and joined their boat, not playing boat. I will keep being a pest to this company until A: this game is a proper playable game (don't count on it). B: they refund this game to me (depending on steam here). As long as I feel like being ripped off, I'll be ripping on these nitwits as well. This is what I picture how the game Atlas itself feels like if it were alive:
  13. 30 points
    We’re happy to be able to share another update. We have the issue fixed with Microsoft and are good to go on our end! We are submitting for immediate release. The game therefore should be available in, hopefully, under an hour (it takes some time to process), and the servers will be put online as soon as we confirm the game is available. We don’t have full control over exactly when that happens but we’ll keep you all in the loop on the progress. Thank you for your support. Almost there!
  14. 30 points
    I would really like to tax our own company members like you can tax others. In Eve, taxes affected your own people and it allowed for the ability for guilds to provide a lot of ships and stuff for their members. The same would be nice for ATLAS. Being able to tax company members would allow for most companies to be able to provide for their members and reduce the needs to resource constantly.
  15. 30 points
    Hey Pathfinders! Just wanted to come in and give you a quick status update for ATLAS 1.5 before the weekend. We are planning on launching the Public Test Realm next Wednesday, the 3rd of April, and by then there will be an in-depth Captain’s Log which will do a deep dive on the entire patch so you know what to expect. Full patch notes can be found here: Going forward, we expect subsequent major updates to come on a monthly basis, which will include more content such as new items, weapons, creatures and new areas for players to check out! We know that this update has taken quite some time and we really appreciate everyone’s patience as we dug down to the core of the claiming system and reworked it. We expect that we’ll have this ready to ship onto the main network by the week of the 8th of April. Following ATLAS 1.5, there will be a lot more to come in terms of design changes and content. This announcement post contains a sneak peek of some upcoming new creatures, can you guess what abilities they’ll have?
  16. 30 points
    I like this. Even a 3-5 minute warning about rain would be a game changer.
  17. 29 points
    Come on Devs. FOR YEARS IN ARK WE ASKED FOR A CHOICE OF GATES, AND YOU WOULDN'T GIVE US THEM. I am sick and tired of having to build structures that are either TOO SMALL or stupidly OVERSIZED, just to fit the gates. Please give us a selection of Gates, or implement the DYNAMIC GATE from the S+ MOD from Ark. Its not difficult and can be implemented quickly. It would also stop so many shit oversized building having to be made. Which in turn will reduce the lag on the servers. WIN WIN WIN. Come on Devs start using some common sense, you've made a great game so far, but implementing Dynamic gates would make total sense. Give the players what they need. Sorry if this sounds aggressive but I love designing good buildings, but can because of the lack of gate choices I am limited to having to build massive ridiculous barns to incorporate the behemoth gate.
  18. 29 points
    Yup, I feel ya. This bug is a priority for us to resolve asap.
  19. 28 points
    Renamed the thread in the interest of fairness due to the fact that both Jat and Dollie have popped into the thread. 3/4 -The vast majority of the people DESPISE the land claim changes on PvE. Being unable to protect the resources from griefers, being unable to protect yourself from griefers deciding that they don't want anyone building within a half islands worth of distance, ugly pillars and foundations everywhere, people griefing the hell out of ships and blocking harbors, plus blocking you from ever expanding your base by builkding as close as possible on either side of you - hell, they already did that with the claim overlaps as it was, and now EVERYWHERE is going to be like that? - A portion of the people hate the idea of the wipe, yeah, I know it's necessary due to land changes and because of the rampant dupeing going on, as well as to re-test the new settings. However, right now, a large portion of the apprehensions isn't just losing what they've worked for, its also fear that this means wipes on a semi-regular basis, so why bother doing everything, again - especially with the land system being so completely against what 95% of the players want, they are going to expect another wipe in a couple months to try again. -Playershops in settlements on PVP, but PVE just gets freeport vendors. Seriously? WTF? This idea has been floated multiple times on both here and reddit, and the general consensus was that PvE players liked it, but PvP players responses were 'Cool, but pointless, we don't trade and would just blow each others shops up anyway." -Abandoned ships still not getting mentioned as any solution found for them. Again, seriously? Yay! The wipe will take care of them, but what about all the ships from the people week 1 after the wipe, who decide to try it again, and realize that the new system is just Ark griefing all over again and quit after a week? (Yeah, the last two are somewhat minor compared to the first one, but, it is something that has time to be changed) I know that the devs enjoy the PvP side of things, and are in contact with a few of the megas over there, but there is another 50% (give or take) of people playing your game on PvE. Let me introduce you to them. (Say Hi, guys). We are the PvErs, we're generally the ones who prefer a low-key playstyle, without being griefed, and without being forced to worry about play schedules. That doesn't mean that we don't play the hell out of games that hold our interest, for 300, 500, 700, 1000 hours+ in 2 months...and recruit our friends/significant others to play those games with us. We build - you guys must love seeing our buildings, you post them on the community spotlight, but these changes, and the upkeep decay, are going to prevent that, because some douchecanoe can just block us from building that last wing of our 12th century japanese fishing port recreation, or our dock and pirate village, complete with shops that have signs, counters, everything but actual traders. We trade - Some of us joined the game to be pirates, and fight SotD all day (Thanks for the new types, btw). Some of us joined the game to be traders, wanting to travel the world for rare and exotic resources and tames, and bringing them back to our base that was designed and built to be a trading port, land to sell at a profit to our neighbors, or to be the one stop shop that sells high end goods to people from the surrounding areas...but we don't even get player shops on our lands, and with no claims, anyone can build a base anywhere, to get any resource, or just go to the closest freeport. We explore - Unfortunately, if you choose to be a builder, the upkeep costs are going to make you a farmer instead of an explorer. We socialize - We're on official because yes, we want the full map, but also because thats where the population is, or at least should be. But, if no one is coming by to trade, and if the overall population drops even lower due to the claim changes and people who get fed up with griefing, then there will be no one to socialize with. Grapeshot, the uproar on these boards isn't because we hate the game, we love it. We're also the ones who spend 300, 500, 1000+ hours playing on PvE. You guys have a dedicated, passionate playerbase that a lot of other devs would kill for. A player base that has been telling their friends about the game, but telling them to wait to get it, because it is so close to being so badass. A player base who wants you to listen to them, and what they've seen and wished for over their literally millions of hours of playtime over the last 2 months. You said a month or so ago, that you guys heard us. With all due respect, you may have heard, but you didn't listen. You HEARD the complaints over land claim, and decided to exercise the nuclear option and got rid of claims entirely, instead of actually LISTENING to people and finding a reasonable way to limit those claims. (even 10 per company with <25 members, 25 for companies of 25-100 members and 50 for companies with 100+ people would have more than enough land for people, and left a huge amount of open areas for new players - especially with the extra 200+ islands coming)
  20. 28 points
    We're going to be looking at moving over the tax-bank item-restrict functionality over to tames. Thanks for the feedback folks, keep em coming
  21. 27 points
    Ahoy Pathfinders! In the continuing effort to communicate and listen to our community, we'll be posting questions intermittently to get the pulse of the community and integrate their feedback into our future development of Atlas. This week's question is below: Do you want EU PVP and NA PVP realms to be combined into Global PVP? Vote by using the reactions on this post (haha) for yes, (confused ) for no. This new Global PVP will be pc/xbox crossplay. This poll will run until December 14th. Thank you for your responses and support! Final Note Again, we would like to emphasize that ATLAS is still in Early Access, meaning many things can and will likely continue to drastically change - even in the middle of development. Anything discussed is only up to date as of the moment it is posted. Features and changes that ultimately make it to the next patch, as well as timing, may be different from what was previously discussed. As always, we appreciate the suggestions and feedback from the community. Please keep them coming! Thank you for all of your support! Happy Sailing, - ATLAS Crew 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 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
  22. 26 points
    Hello Atlas community. Today I'm proud to release to first iteration of my advanced dynamic map for Atlas. The map can be found here: https://pocketdevs.org/map/ Currently, the map has the following features Important Zone Highlighting (Freeports, Golden Age Ruins, Lawless Zones, Central Maw.) [Toggleable] Showing Map Grid [Toggleable] Showing Discovery Zones [Toggleable] Showing Biomes [Toggleable] Showing Official Server Top 10 Companies + Claims (NA PVP, NA PVE, EU PVP, EU PVE) [Toggleable] Showing Current Mouse Position as in-game GPS coordinates + Tile Showing Specific Point as in-game GPS coordinates [Right Click] Controls Layer Control, this control allows for changing which layers are shown on the map. Zoom, this control allows you to zoom the map in or out. Right clicking the map will show the in-game GPS coordinates rounded to two digits. Screenshots Click any screenshot for the full-size.
  23. 26 points
    Most important thing is to split harvesting materials from food collection. At the moment when I harvesting with bear for fibre I alway get tons and tons berries and so on. I don’t know why fruits and vegetables a called Resourses. Could make another option like disable food harvesting. Thanks
  24. 24 points
    Have you created an accordian but don't have the ability to play it? Check out my Autohotkey song macro tool: http://delayatlas.com/songmaker All you have to do is install Autohotkey, create your song, copy the text to a text editor and save the text with the .ahk extension like "mysong.ahk". Double click the file and press F12 or whatever toggle key you chose, and your character will start playing the song! The toggle key will pause/unpause the script. For example, this is the Lazytown You Are a Pirate song: r--r--gdsa--rrrrdrgiii--rrrrdrgdsa--a--g-hg-r---
  25. 24 points
    Just thought I would compile a list of Where to get what resource since I could not find any one place that listed them all and the Wiki is not yet update(plan to do some of that next). I got All these values/info from the game directory “steamapps\common\ATLAS\ShooterGame\Content\Atlas\AtlasCoreBP\HarvestComponents”. The listed Zones in that directory(which you can find below) are, NE Tropical, NW Temperate, E Temperate, W Tropical, W Tundra, Equator, Polar, C High Desert, C Low Desert, Ocean Floor. I will List zones then what you can find in them. Keep in mind free ports might be different in that zone. There is not a folder for some zones (North West Tropic, North East Temperate, et...) So I assume it might share the same values as its corresponding zone. Keep in mind these are just the HarvestComponent, what they yield might not be exactly what they are named. Many zones have more than 2 woods you can gather. North East Tropical Berries Acai, Acerolla, Elderberry, Sugarcane Coal Graphite Crystal Quartz Fiber Silk, Straw Flint Chalcedony, Chert Herbs Cilantro, Turmeric Metal Copper Oil Crude Pickup(can pick by using E) Granite, Coconut, Oak Sap Honey, Wax Stone Granite, Limestone Thatch Fond, Roots Veggie Bean, Rice Wood Oak, Eucalyptus North West Temperate Berries Schisandra, Strawberry, Coal Anthracite Crystal Emerald, Quartz Fiber Straw Flint Radiolarite Herbs Chamomile, Licorice, Mint, Oregano Metal Iron Oil Crude Pickup(can pick by using E) Granite, Carrot, Onion, Pine Sap Syrup Stone Granite, Slate Thatch Rushes Veggie Pepper Wood Pine, Poplar East Temperate Berries Black Berry, Schisandra Coal Sulfur Crystal Calcite, Ruby Fiber Straw, Bamboo, Silk Flint Chert Herbs Mint, Oregano Metal Silver Pickup(can pick by using E) Slate, Carrot, Onion, Poplar Sap Syrup Stone Slate Thatch Rush Veggie Pepper Wood Fir West Tropical Berries Acai, Acerolla, Elderberry Coal Graphite Crystal Calcite Fiber Hemp Flint Radiolarite Herbs Aloevera, Cilantro Metal Cobalt Oil Olive Oil Pickup(can pick by using E) Limestone, Coconut Sap Honey, Wax Stone Limestone Thatch Fond, Rushes Veggie Bean, Lime, Rice Wood Oak West Tundra Berries Lingonberry, Raspberry Coal Lignite Crystal Tellurite Fiber Cotton Flint Basalt Herbs Garlic Metal Iron Pickup(can pick by using E) Garlic, Granite Stone Granite, Marble Thatch Roots Veggie Potato, Turnip Wood Fir, Pine Equator Berries Acerolla, Seagrape Coal Sulfur Crystal Herkimer Fiber Jute Flint Basalt Herbs Aloevera, Basil, Thyme Metal Iron Pickup(can pick by using E) Coquina, Coconut Preservative Iodine, Seasalt Sap Latex Stone Coquina Thatch Fond Veggie Chickpea, Cocoa Wood Oak Polar Crystal Calcite, Opal, Tellurite Fiber Hemp Flint Basalt Herbs Thyme Metal Tin Pickup(can pick by using E) Sandstone Stone Sandstone Wood Pine Central High Desert Berries Bilberry, Schisandra Coal Nitre Crystal Herkimer Fiber Jute Flint Basalt Herbs Parsley, Yarrow Metal Tin Pickup(can pick by using E) Sandstone Preservative Flake Salt Stone Sandstone Thatch Roots Veggie Beet, Cactuss, Maize Wood Cedar Central Low Desert Berries Bilberry, Schisandra Coal Nitre Crystal Herkimer Fiber Jute Flint Chert Herbs Parsley, Poppy Metal Copper Pickup(can pick by using E) Sandstone Preservative Flake Salt Stone Sandstone Thatch Roots Veggie Cactus Wood Cedar Ocean Floor Coral Brain, Fire Fiber Seaweed Herb Green Algae, Red Algae, Spirulina Oil Olive Oil Pickup(can pick by using E) Calcite Pearl, Pearl If there are any errors, please let me know! Going to Add additional folders just to further the information provided however there is no set "zone" associated with them currently, from the directory itself. Temp Crystal Diamond, Garnet, Sunstone Fiber Hemp, Obsidian Flint Obsidian Herb Rosemary Metal Cobalt oil Naptha Preservative Pink Salt, Rock Salt Sap Nectar Thatch Bark Tree Syrup Veggie Celery, Chili, Greens, Maize, Wheat, Olive Wood Ash, Cedar RareFoliage Coal Peat Crystal Amethyst, Ruby Flint Agate Metal Iridium Oil Mineral Oil Preservative Kalak Namak Stone Marble Wood Ironwood Edit: Spellings. Added more information.
  26. 22 points
    Ahoy Pathfinders, News from the Cabin Major news! We have been working on our plans for some time and getting ready to give all you Pathfinders the details of our new ATLAS journey. We’re growing the development team and we’ll be starting to introduce those team members to you next week! Updates! Our first major change to the ATLAS will be a whole new World Map which is designed to intensify the fun at higher levels and make it a bit safer for lower level players. This is just the first step in the greater plan to shift gameplay from the land out on to the open seas! This new World Map drops in the first half of July for both PC and Xbox. Another piece of ATLAS’ grander plan is to focus on PVP play with an eye towards breaking out PVE play into something else. As part of this plan, we’ll be taking NA PVE offline and leaving the EU PVE server as the official PVE world for the time being. Bringing a new World Map online will require a complete reset of the system, something we don’t take lightly. We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t feel that it was vital to the new experience we want to create for you all. We have new goals for supporting the game and delivering regular (dare we say monthly!) content updates that will bring joy and piracy back to the open seas, with plans for Trade Winds, Farms, Warehouses, and more! Stick with us on this ride and we’ll sail the high seas together! Happy Sailing, - ATLAS Crew 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 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
  27. 22 points
    Welcome to GamingOGs Atlas Servers! We're OG for a reason! We offer some high-quality atlas servers and community compared to our competition! We believe very strongly in building a safe clean community that everyone can enjoy! We have custom coded plugins being developed that no other atlas server will have to offer! Come check it out and see what you think! Server Features: MILITARY VETERAN PROGRAM 7x7 GRID / MAP ALL ISLANDS / BIOMES GHOST SHIPS / TRADERS MYSTERY LOOT BOXES KRAKEN / ALL QUESTS / POWERSTONES COMMUNITY FAVORITE MODS PVP AND PVE GRIDS / SERVERS AMERICA AND EUROPE GRIDS / SERVERS UNIQUE PLUGINS **(GAMINGOG ONLY!)** BALANCED RATES / PLAYER LEVELS / DINO LEVELS 99% UPTIME - ZERO LAG NO B.S (COME BECOME A OG!) Rates: 10-15x ALL Features (Explained): MILITARY VETERAN PROGRAM (Our Military Program is a program GamingOGs offers to Military Veterans who can apply to earn benefits/perks on the GamingOGs/GOG servers!) 7x7 GRID / MAP (We offer a 7x7 large scale map that provides PVP and PVE servers alongside them being AMERICA and EUROPE division!) ALL ISLANDS / BIOMES (As Atlas updates and adds new islands we always try to add the latest and newest islands/biomes that Atlas adds in their updates!) GHOST SHIPS / TRADERS (Not many servers include this for ship paths, We make sure all our maps come with NPC trader ship paths just like Official has!) MYSTERY LOOT BOXES (You can earn mysteryboxes by voting/donating or simply playtime on the servers. You can unlock hundreds/thousands of different items/rewards/perks!) KRAKEN / ALL QUESTS / POWERSTONES (We make sure we include the full quest system alongside power stones and the Kraken is located in the middle where we will host events at!) COMMUNITY FAVORITE MODS (We take feedback and suggestions very seriously and have added some of the most fans favorited mods for Atlas!) PVP AND PVE GRIDS / SERVERS (All of our servers and maps include [Donator Grids / PVE Grids / PVP Grids / Event Grids] this allows you guys to experience the full system in one single map!) AMERICA AND EUROPE GRIDS / SERVERS (We have balanced half the map to be the United States and Europe servers/grids this allows for people globally to have smoothly playable ping!) UNIQUE PLUGINS **(GAMINGOG ONLY!)** (We are excited to announce and tell you we are one of the only Atlas servers that offers custom plugins that greatly improve your play experience on our servers!) BALANCED RATES / PLAYER LEVELS / DINO LEVELS (We have staff meetings to discuss the most logicaly and most common-sense balance rates for the entire map. We based this off math formulas and community feedback!) 99% UPTIME - ZERO LAG (We have AMD RYZEN top-end hardware that provides some of the most smooth gameplay and uptime possible! Come try it out yourself!) NO B.S (COME BECOME A OG!) (We don't put up with toxic BS, We don't allow our members to be personally attacked or dos/ddos'ed at all! We stand with our players/community!) Website/Discord Links: VISIT OUR WEBSITE (CLICK ME) JOIN DISCORD (CLICK ME) DIRECT CONNECT (THIS IS FOR THE 7X7 MAP) US FREEPORT #1: steam://connect/184.176.80.173:57575 EU FREEPORT #1: steam://connect/91.200.102.68:57523 MOD LIST https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1633361967
  28. 22 points
    Don't make stupid promises like monthly releases please, we all know how it's going to end. Honestly, you should know better by now.
  29. 22 points
    Hey Pathfinders, We're still working on getting this fully set up, but for those of you who would like to host your own Unofficial Server, you can do so now. We've got some more information that we'd like to include with this, as well as some more setup but it'll come in time as right now our preparations are focused on getting the base game into a good state. Though we know a lot of you are quite savvy and comfortable diving into this yourselves, so we wanted to make the basics available . Here is a link to the ServerGridEditor src, as well as our wiki which covers some technical info on how to get started: https://github.com/GrapeshotGames/ServerGridEditor/wiki The latest version of the server can now be downloaded via the Steam Depo: https://steamdb.info/app/1006030/info/ and we've included an example JSON file. ServerGrid.json Over time we'll be editing the wiki to include more information, as well as cover as many of your questions as possible. We are working on getting this setup on an anonymous steam depo but for now, you are able to host an unofficial server with these files. Thanks for being so patient guys!
  30. 21 points
    The more I play this game the more the problems with its design become obvious. It's got huge potential but I can't help but feel that they need to make some massive changes in order to correct its path. The Devs announced at the start that they were taking massive inspiration from Eve. Given Eve's massive success it's a logical choice to look at for ideas on how to make this type of game work. Eve is effectively a game about space ships (ships) moving between planets (islands) with everyone harvesting resources to create everything that exists in game. With that in mind... There's a significant different between Atlas and Ark currently from a game design perspective. That is the existence of High Sev vs Null Sec and the existence of very mature player trade. High Sec being the area where approximately 70% of the players live and play. High Sec is safer, CONCORD (the police) rule the area and maintain law. Anyone breaking that law is swiftly dealt with (the police spawn in and blow you to pieces), it is possible however to break the law should you choose (incredibly difficult to do this successfully, near on impossible). The further you go from the safety of Concord the more dangerous and lawless the area becomes. I think it's the Atlas version of CONCORD that's missing. There should not be PVE and PVP servers. Just servers local to your region. It needs an AI controlled Governing force that maintains ownership of primary squares. Those squares become PVE squares. There should be enough to provide adequate space for the PvErs. They should absolutely have Trade Houses that are run by the game. Players should be able to place Buy and Sell orders in the Trade Houses knowing that they are in a relatively safe place. Those places should act as players hubs. Allow companies to have Company Offices if they are acting as trade merchants. Allow the bounties to be placed from these hubs. Ships should be able to be docked in relative safety in these locations with the understanding that they are under the protection of the local government. The PVE players can live safely within the governed regions. The PVP players can try and sneak into those regions and cause chaos if they like, with the knowledge that the AI controlled Government will come down on them swiftly. To make this work you need to create a reason to go out into Null Sec (pretty much all of Atlas is currently Null Sec). Define the resource availability in a way that there is reward for stepping out into the risky waters. Allow the'Pirates' to create their own Trade Hubs. This will encourage players to try and sail to these locations to fulfil trade orders. This gets the trade working. Prices need to be defined by the market. Not by the game. We need the market to fluctuate as this will encourage people becoming traders. Buying low and selling high from one port to the other. The Null Sec areas become serious business. Political borders start to form between some of the largest most feared companies. They may allow smaller companies to operate within their borders as alliances form. Eventually things will no doubt get very interesting. This would be a much better game experience for new players. They can begin the game in relative safety and as they grow more confident in their ability they can set forth into more dangerous waters to seek out glory and fame. If they fail, they can retreat, if they succeed they may very well end up dominating new lands. , This will encourage more mature meta-game. It will encourage better PVP. It will create a better community.
  31. 21 points
    An emergency maintenance took place at 09:00 AM UTC which resulted in all our Official Servers being brought offline whilst we investigated a technical exploit. As a result of the exploit, our Official NA PVP Network, The Kraken’s Maw, had received a rollback to approximately 05:45 AM UTC specifically as we were able to backtrack precisely when the issue started to occur with our logging system. All other networks were brought back online with no changes. The damage done was caused by a technical exploit which we have now protected against, no administrator accounts were compromised in this situation. We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank for your patience and understanding during this time. In regards to action taken, multiple accounts have been banned in relation to this, by ourselves and BattlEye, though the evidence and our extensive logging indicates that this group does not have any specific ties to any one company, but are instead targeting streamers and large or well-known companies. We will continue our investigation and will take action on all involved accounts and companies when we learn of their involvement immediately. To compensate, we’ll be extending the 2x Bonus Rates until Wednesday. Please be assured that this is a priority for the team and we are working extensively to ensure that it does not occur again. Sincerely, Grapeshot Games
  32. 21 points
    Since official news from GS is scant and dodgy at best, I thot I'd post there a few references I've discovered. Hopefully this will restore some faith in GS that they are working on it and that exploits/hacks/cheats are not something they're simply turning a blind eye to. First, a ban list posted by @Dollie - This is a list of Steam ID's that have been banned by GS and it's supposedly updated with each ban. http://atlasdedicated.com/pc/banlist.txt Next, I know of two instances where @Dollie has intervened in both an exploit and an issue with 'extreme racism' resulting in bans. And looking back over @Jatheish's recent posts he mentioned in a thread that 2 companies, one on NA-PVP and one on EU-PVP got dev wiped. While many of our posts on here, mine included, are much more irrational and demanding in tone, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to both of these community managers. Though you may not the best at keeping the masses informed, it's comforting to know that if we take a little time and do a little digging that we can find evidence that you are concerned and actively working on some of our concerns. Thanks!
  33. 21 points
    This doesnt hurt mega companies at all... they will just add another zergling on paste / metal duty and call it a day. What this really hurt is the smaller companies that are constantly getting the end of the stick with these patch changes.
  34. 20 points
    Hello! I think my program is finally ready for public consumption. Thank you for waiting! Its still not even close to perfect and probably has a few bugs. Let's just call it an alpha release for now. Original video: Autoswitching feature: As a refresher this is the program that will dynamically help you open and close servers on the fly so you can play privately on the full official map, with just average hardware. If you can run at least 1 server, this will work, allowing people to even run it on the same computer they are playing on. Main bullet point features: * easily update the ports and ip address across all 225 grids on your map. No more needing to tediously update everything individually on the ServerGridEdior. * Automatically generate all 225 .bat files to start each of the servers * Open and close the server you are on plus the 4 surrounding you (automatically even), any 4 individual servers on the map, or a combination of the two, control up to 9 servers at a time. If your computer can handle more than 1 server, even better! If it can handle 5 grids the program will even track your location and dynamically open all the grids around you so you won't even have to look at the program while playing! A bunch has been added since I lasted showed off the program. Now I include steamcmd and a one click sever setup button as well as an update server function. I also added a redis server on and off switch, so it really now is a one stop shop for nearly everything. It even saves all your settings/locations on close so you don't have to remember anything. The only extra thing you'll need is the servergrideditor from grapeshot. I also wrote out an insanely indepth instruction list, included in the download to hopefully walk anyone, no matter what comfort level, through setting everything up. My apologies, apparently Windows doesn't like the website I setup to download and is blocking everything, so I have to use something stupid like dropbox... Link will also be in the discord server if this stops working. v1.5.4 changelog: Fix for Autosaving on exit not functioning properly. I won't say this is 100% working, but it's the most I will be able to do on my side given the program doesn't actually touch the servers, it's still all dependent on Atlas' autosaving on exit code firing off properly, which can be hit or miss, but in my preliminary tests, I was 5 for 5 on not having a slight rollback on exit and reload of entire server like it was happening before. Rollback may still happen on server updates because it seems for some reason the server is programmed to automatically do that? Fix for slight desync on individual grids, this goes hand in hand on the autosaving not functioning at 100% when switching servers, which may have caused desync, which in turn causes problems reconnecting, problems with the map not updating ship locations, problems with characters not loading. Fix for grids not shutting down on switch or on exit because another square has the server loaded up even though it was not turned on. NEWEST VERSION: http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jp37x0kras14x8j/ASCv1.5.4.zip OLD VERSION: http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/lbei9x5t99gaggl/ASCv1.5.zip If you run into any issues/need help on the setup, feel free to join the discord here: www.discord.gg/YHGWPyd Discord is also where future updates will be posted until I can figure out why Windows hates my website. ****If you are trying to add this to an existing server, please backup everything before you do... I doubt there will be issues, but you need to be safe, and I haven't actually testing doing that.
  35. 20 points
    As of now, the only use of the shipyard is to make ships. What if we can anchor or rather harbor 1 ship to the shipyard? This would work like the hitching post in s+ for Ark or the new breeding thing they added with extinction. This way, the ships would be more protected and shipyards would have a greater use (maybe give them a minor durability buff while harbored). My boats keep getting attacked by crocodiles and such that aggro onto my crewmembers. This would be a nice fix.
  36. 20 points
    @Jatheish As a designer I would scrap how animals are at this point. Currently this game is turning into an Ark expansion. I would decide to stop living in Ark's shadow. Currently I've done all PvE material so my day consists of riding around on a level 70 bear with elephants behind me harvesting X resource with hopes of actually needing blue print weapons to complete the next PvE tier. Currently riding is basically a requirement for things to do effectively either everything else needs to be brought up or beastmastery needs to be brought down. I would change the tree to crew. It would allow you to get animals but the animals would have something they bring to the table and not be rideable. The shoulder mount thing would be fine but cruising around on (current meta tame) is basically Ark. So I now have a blank slate and need to make it so I can get tames. I would want it to be a low chance from mate boosted animals when you harvest their bodies or a high chance from an alpha. Could also put a vendor in the game that sells the babies. So now my players have a baby X. This whole temperature thing currently is silly and the way to fix it going to require a lot of resources from my company (grapeshot) so the cost would be too great to keep this. The concept is cool but the creation and implementation creates a poor user interaction with it so I would scrap it. The concept of feeding animals something special is a good one so I could fill up a bear with honey and it would mature faster or just use berries cause they are easy but longer time until they are grown. So now I have a way for players to get tames so I now need to make them useful. This would be the bottom tiers of the crew tree. Different animals would have a function that fall into combat or utility. For this I would think of how I envision an amazing creature of the type. Bear- Combat- Taunt enemies around the player acting as a tank. Chicken- Utility- When on wander produces eggs Cow- Utility- Produces milk (more on wander) Bull- Utility- when on wander fertilizes nearby crops Crow- Shoulder- When you die acts as a bed. Razortooth- Combat- nerfs alphas. Shieldhorn- Combat- Produces a shield that deflects projectiles. (Currently elementals have little counter play) Elephant- Utility- When on wander collects wood. Giant Pig- Utility- When on wander finds buried items. Giraffe- Utility- When on wander gathers thatch. Horse- Utility- Rideable, pulls carriage and cargo which helps tranports large amounts of people or heavy amounts of resources great distances (we need something that makes unloading a galley not horrible) Lion- Combat- grabs smaller creatures. Monkey- Shoulder- barehanded becomes climbing picks at a much higher stam use rate. Ostrich- Utility- Harvests seeds when on wander. Parrot- Shoulder- Makes musical instruments easier to play and buffs the buff radius. Penguin- shoulder- fortitude buff. Rabbit- Shoulder- When on shoulder provides a movement speed. Rhino- Utility- When on wander gathers stone. Seagull- Shoulder- When on shoulder reduces/removes fog debuff Sheep- Utility- When on wander gathers fiber Tiger- Combat- reduces movement speed of enemies. Vulture- Utility- When on shoulder decreases vitamin depletion. Wolf- Combat- has a howl that increases damage. Turtle- Make tameable- Shoulder- Increase swimspeed, decreases oxygen use, and reduces deep diving debuff. Rattlesnake- Utility- When on wander produces venom, venom is used for anti-venom which reduces torpidity. So now that I have all these super cool animals I need to transport them and the current bug is they fall off (scavenging tames in the ocean is super lucrative I know a guy that got a Razortooth) I would make it so boats have a animal attachment that is basically a cage and when you send the animal to it the animal gets turned into more of an item that is placed inside the cage instead of being on the boat (no more lost at sea tames yay). We now need somewhere to put all these wandering tames. I would make it so tames on wander don't leave your territory. I would also make it so you can apply a filter on the map to see where certain tames are. Now for the meaty part of the new tree. I would make it so NPC's you get from SotD have a type of suffix like Bob. Bob would be a builder. You would need points in crew to hire Bob and then you can put him on a smithy. If you have skills in construction you would be able to make things like stone at a reduced cost. The points in crew would only be to get Bob, the points in construction would make it so you can get the discounted building from Bob. This would make Bob your righthand man when it comes to construction of things. You would still need the recipe to make it though. So getting NPC's and keeping them alive would have benefits beyond "I need guys on my sails" which you would want to keep around because sailor NPC's would make your sails better. This would lead into reworks of the other skill trees, I would make farming capable of making the large crop plots grow fiber,thatch, and wood that the NPC's can harvest at a drastically reduced rate. The rate they harvest can be modified by giving them higher end tools. Artillery tree would also get access to alchemists that can be put on a mortar and pestle that will make it so you can stack unlimited resources inside it and queue up organic paste for more than 220 at a time... it would also make it faster to give the QoL that is missing from the chemistry station. I could keep talking about how I would change it but the TL:DR is make animals more companion rather than a requirement but still have meaning. Make NPC's more than a parasite when you arn't sailing. As a designer I would change a lot of things but for creatures this is what I would do. ~Lotus
  37. 20 points
    You tried.. It is terrible and unnecessary.. Nobody wants to go looking for a random spawn on a set of islands for their entire existence, please remove this thing that only hinders the game.
  38. 20 points
    Dear devs, @Jatheish, et al First I'd like to say that until recently I've enjoyed Atlas immensely and I appreciate the hard work that was put into this game, so thank you for that. The vast majority of us who are here love this game, we all want it to succeed and become what we all know it can be. This is somewhat Deja Vu for me because I went through exactly the same thing with H1Z1's survival game, Just Survive. As you may or may not know Just Survive was shut down in October of last year, and the number one reason that happened was a lack of communication between the developers and the player base. Now, that isn't to say you guys are as bad as Daybreak was. I don't think anyone could be as bad as Daybreak was at communication, you're already better than them because this forum exists, whereas Daybreak's main form of feedback from their players was the Just Survive subreddit, which was run by people who had their idea of what they thought the game should be and censored anyone who had an idea they didn't agree with. Unfortunately for Daybreak the subreddit mod's ideas were in the vast minority of what players wanted and the game suffered because of that. Another of Daybreak's faults was that they did things without telling anyone in the community and then released them and when people hated the changes they stubbornly stuck with them, driving people away every day, until they finally relented and reverted, by which time it was too late. You guys have a tendency to do some of that. You at least respond to the feedback, or dare I say backlash. The thing is, there doesn't have to be any backlash. All you need to do is communicate with your player base about major changes before they happen, state your case as to what you're seeing that caused you to think the change was necessary and why you're making the change, get feedback and adjust accordingly. I'm not saying you need to do that for every single change, but something like making taming maddeningly annoying or the changes to the stone walls are major changes for people and shouldn't just be thrown upon us without discussion and a chance for us to offer you alternatives that satisfy your goals and make us happy, or at least accepting of the changes. For example, with the taming if you thought it was too easy make it take more feedings to tame an animal, or make the bolas not last as long, or increase the radius of the animal's attack or something that doesn't make it so we have to split the atom to not get the "press E to release bola" option. That doesn't make taming harder as much as it makes it more annoying. It's a game, it's supposed to be fun and it taming isn't any more. @Dollie seems to me to have all the makings of a great envoy between the community and the development team, utilize her talents, talk to us, create surveys, hold more live streams even if it's a thrown together affair with one developer, communication is the key to making Atlas the game we all want it to be. Lack of communication is what killed Just Survive. I don't want to see that happen to Atlas. The vast majority of us are here to back you up, to help you make this game great and to offer up suggestions and alternative. We are a great resource and you should use us to your advantage. I think I speak for all of us who love this game and want to see it reach its potential in saying we stand ready to serve. Thanks for your time, Murray
  39. 20 points
    After spending 4 hours travelling to get an elephant and using it ONLY for gathering wood, and almost having it die to an alpha Snake, I cannot in good faith call the "nerf", for that's what it is, to elephants a good thing, or defend it at all. This is a foolish choice that completely ruins the reason to tame an elephant. Sure, you can maybe hold a stack more than a player, but what's the point? The bear holds more weight and can defend itself far easier than an elephant, is faster, has a better turn radius, and is a far, FAR easier tame. Please, if there is ANY chance to go back on this decision, please, do it. Elephants were the reason I didn't mind not finding any axe blueprints. I knew I could just use my elephant instead.
  40. 19 points
    Hello, So I planned the kraken for yesterday and today. Doing 1.0 on Friday and 2.0 on Saturday. The problem with the kraken is that you now have 2 sets of stones so summoning the 1.0 is not possible for the group if everybody has the second set of stones. This made it so we accidentally summoned 2.0 on Friday and were able to work out a system that we hoped would summon 1.0 on Saturday which we did but it was still quite a headache. Word that we were going to do Kraken also spread like wildfire and so a lot of people showed up on Friday with a griefer of some kind that kept summoning the kraken early so we could not get everybody in at once and it really screwed things up. I have a few suggestions that would help clear this up. First suggestion is that a cooldown be placed on summoning 1.0 and 2.0 per company of around 12 hours. This would make it so a guy in a sloop can not just sit in the middle of the kraken and grief 100 players (Which is what happened). Also make it say who summoned the kraken. Second suggestion would be that in order to summon the Kraken you should have to open your map with M then hold right click to hold up your compass channel for a few seconds which would lead to the Kraken coming out. This would prevent accidental summons. Third suggestion would be that you can highlight the quest either voyage of power (1.0) or Journey of the Gods (2.0) to summon the different difficulties. The final thing I would recommend is that you put some kind of warning like 30 second until the kraken spawns. ~Lotus
  41. 19 points
    having 300+hrs in their are many things still wrong with tames and other issues. but nerfing elephants weight reduction better come with a huge weight carry buff to the animals. if not they will be completely and utterly useless.. so I say everyone who reads this needs to upvote this post to make sure they hear your cries. but this nerf is a catch 22 (damned if you do, damned if you don't) I really honestly don't see anything positive coming from nerfing the elephants unless there is some sort of counter balance, which is not included in the patch notes btw. so I say to all who will read this.. upvote this to the top so the dev's know this is a VERY BAD move. they say they read the forums.. lets find out.
  42. 17 points
    Tutorial: Tattoo's, Flags, and You! Hey everyone, After seeing the great work by u/Mijeman from this thread and seeing the comment from u/BurlyusMaximus, I felt like I needed to deep dive into the mechanics of being able to upload artwork. (Not everyone is as talented as Mijeman, I mean just look at this.) I've done a lot of customized content for APB (All Points Bulletin), POTBS (Pirates of the Burning Sea), just to name a few... and I'm looking forward to bringing more creations to Atlas as we move through early access and release! Now please forgive the roughness of this guide and it's images. I really just wanted to put this together so the community had a better idea on how to bring in images to customize their characters, companies, and ships. Please let me know if anything is unclear or if there are questions. Requirements outside of Atlas: ARKpnt Editor (Version 1.23 updated June 8, 2018) can be found here and on this thread, Photoshop/GIMP/Image editing software Character template which I made can be found here: Template 1 and Template 2 Character Template: So this is a rough mockup I made today. It was a little difficult as anytime I started adding a ton of color the game would disconnect me, I would come back and lost all my progress as well as my dyes. As you can tell it's not really complete, so hopefully we can get this fully fleshed out later. Alright, let's get to it! Step 1: Create a paintbrush. You'll need the following materials: 1 Hide 20 Thatch 1 Wood Step 2: Create some dye. I recommend just doing one color initially to set up your templates, then once you get the hang of things you can go nuts with color. Dye generally requires berries and a fully filled waterskin (100 units). Be sure to have a rain barrel, open the inventory slots of the barrel, place the skin into it, and it will fill (as long as the actual barrel has water available). Each 100% waterskin will yield 5 dyes of your chosen color. Step 3: Create your base file If you're going to make a tattoo, you'll need to equip the paintbrush and right click. This will open the bodypaint/tattoo window. Be sure you click 'Tattoo' at the bottom to change over. Go ahead and drag the dye over onto the paintbrush to apply the paint. Once the bar is filled you can then select the brush and start painting on your character. (Remember you don't have to waste a ton of paint or be fancy, we're just doing this so we can save over it.) Once that is complete, choose the 'Save Paint' button at the top. The game will then prompt you to enter in a name, go ahead and do that now and jot it down. If you're going to make a flag, you'll need to equip the paintbrush and left click your claim flag. It's a similar process so just follow along. Step 4: Find your file and prepare it in ARKpnt Remember the name you jotted down? No? Guess you'll have to go back and see what you called it... do you have it now? Awesome! You'll find these files in a folder similar to this path: Steam\SteamApps\common\ATLAS\ShooterGame\Saved\MyPaintings Go ahead and fire up ARKpnt Editor and click on 'Load ARKpnt file' Load your basic .pnt file to establish the dimensions. This will be helpful when you go to re-upload the file. Step 5: Open the character template in your image editing software I apologize that it's so rough, but you can use this as your base for placement locations on your character. Be sure to take the image you want to use and overlay it where you want it to appear. Once you have your placement set, be sure to hide any other layers besides the tattoo you wish to use. Step 6: Convert the .png file to a .pnt file Go back into ARKpnt Editor and click on 'Load Image'. You'll now be using this program to open your .png file that you edited with your tattoo. Be sure to click 'Yes' when it asks you if you want it to reduce the colors (in the few tests I've ran, items just show better when this option is selected.) You should now see a large grey box and your tattoo! Let's go ahead and now click on 'Save as ARKpnt file'. You'll be using the program to SAVE OVER your base file that we quickly made in-game. Be sure you say that you're okay with saving over the file. Step 7: Get back ingame and apply your new tattoo! Go back into Atlas, use the paintbrush on yourself, and now click on the left icon to open the paint file. It should still retain the old name you gave it, but it should now allow you to apply the new design! Be careful, if you added tons of color and fancy stuff- it's going to eat up a LOT of dye. This is why I suggested starting out with something basic/easy. The game will automatically apply the new design, use up your dye, and you'll be sailing the seas in style from now on! I hope this makes sense. I'm available on here and reddit under Din_Narcotic if you have questions or if I can be of any assistance. I hope this helps people out!
  43. 17 points
    From the community: "We the community appreciate any patch but last patch had bad changes : Grenades was nerfed to much, Swivel damage should have been reduced instead increased, and the changes for puckle resistence and damage should come in the same time with a patch where the flag can placed only on land. Do not force people to fight on the sea when there is nothing to do." A short list with some ideas who can improve the state of the game : Qol -Bolla should stack 10/20. -Increase alloy crafting speed or increase crafting queue. -Bolla take to much to be crafted. -Berries should stack 500/1000. -Sort items by :damage,durability (filters). -Silo should feeding all the animals and also silo should take all types of food. -Cargo rack slots must be increased. -Seeds should stack to 500/1000. -We should be able to save a skill tree. -Allow tax rates to be set by company ID and/or by allies. -Increase the barrel slots.(500 grogs takes 1 hour with 8 barrels if you are in "robocop mode"). -Allow NPC crew to repair all structures including ceilings,cannons,walls when the ship is anchored and the NPC's are unseated. -Researching puckles should be more affordable in points, new players have problem reasearching this turret, is one of the reason why their bases remain unprotected. -Ramshackle should have by default Npc's when purchased.(2 hours until mutinied) Land -shield bash should be a feat cooldown 6-8 seconds,there is no possibility of getting rid of stun is the most broken weapon because of player stamina is unlimited. -The mace shouldn't torpor your members.(Nobody is using mace because you can torpor easy your members,if this will be disabled the mace will be more often used, also people will be forced to put more points in Torpor/Fortitude and not only in stamina,more diversity and more balance for land pvp fights). -Horse speed should be lowered (it simply flies) -Swivel damage mounted on a cart must be lowered (only 150%+ dmg swivel should kill a full gear enemy)(swivel mounted in front of the cart shouldn't be allowed). -Cannon cart range should be lowered ( the turrets are ineffective because of the range). -Ballista should receives some improvements like range and inclination angle (is the only turret who could work pretty effective against tames). -Increase the 3rd person view when using mortars. Sea PVP -Increase the planks on Brigantine to 7/8k (more balance on the sea battles the Galleon is to OP in this moment and also the Brigantine is more affordable for new players and small companies). -Decrease the spawn timer for SOTD or increase the number of them when spawning.(at least in PS grid). -Flotsam should contain between 20 and 100 cannon balls depends on the quality (instead sailing to home grid 2 hours for restock we can collect flotsam for 20,30 minutes). -Let us to be able to take parts from enemy ship or from our ship who got sunk planks/sails/decks.etc (at least you can gain something after a battle on the water,more reasons to sail and engage in fights) -Ship stats respec for gold. -Crew counter hud for ships. -The ships must be faster when reversing. -Ability to mark ally boats with a spyglass so they appear on the map. -Large doors for Harbour entrance,in particular for Galleons. Wish you good luck. Vlad. If you agree or disagree your opinion matters, don't hesitate to reply.
  44. 17 points
    It would be nice if you guys would fix what's already in the game before worrying with adding content. Also, seriously stop giving dates, you're always incorrect.
  45. 17 points
    Why not just a full wipe to make everything fair?
  46. 17 points
    The overweighting issue is indeed a priority for our team and we definitely understand the frustration it's causing. We're working on a more delicate technical solution to resolve it, hopefully, we can get that in as soon as possible.
  47. 17 points
    Looks like 2019 is the Year of the Douche Bag...
  48. 16 points
    Firstly, to the devs - you have made a good(ish) game - I have put 376 hours into the game already Now, i came here due to the marketing and advertising and references to the similarities of what this game is compared to EvE, and how it rivals EvE... After 376 hours, I can safely say, It is nothing like EvE, It never will be, this was false advertising/marketing at a seriously bad level... There is no economy, no market, no "Safe hubs", timers are seriously way over-timed, You don't have too much of a reason to go out and exxplore, it is forced gameplay to the point, where you literally cannot play the game how you want due to devs introducing permanent stat debuffs unless you go and do something, Age is completly screwed - In 1 month I have aged 100 years, The lack of player choice is somewhat blatantly in the face but disguised due to "The freedom to move around" - The building placements next to enemy territory, all well and good, but now I can lliterally place a cannon 8 steps away from someones building... I don't even need to think how to attack a group, I can do it solo, Just wait untill the players are asleep and then attack, 1 cannon, 50 - 100 rounds... There is no reason to group up, if you do your skill tree right you can literally have armour, cannons, etc to be able to attack ON YOUR OWN... There is no thought of consequences, 90% of the time if your not in a big group you will be grindingg 100% of the time... Fire arrows are ridiculously nerfed, 10 shots and a bow breaks with fire arrows... Its fire and cant even burn through wood without 400+ arrows being fired at it... All I see is another Ark game, falsely advertised, wrongly marketed, painted with pirates.... I am dis-appointed that I was lured here under false pretenses - The whole "Define your own character" stuff is rubbish, I age 100 years every month.... then get perma de-buff stats unless I ggo to the FOY, which I will have to do every time, just to ensure my character is not weaker than everyone else... Just to be "Normal", How can mercenaries work, when it is too easy for everyone to get the best stuff within 1 week of game time... EvE literally takes 6 - 8months to get anywhere near competitive at PvP... I am not saying the game should go full swing EvE... But it certainly HAS to turn away from ARK... This whole 18 hour rubbish to capture a ship is ridiculous... Even if everyone is dead.... There is no incentive to be a mercenary, a Pirate etc - Sure its fun going round blowing up peoples stuff, but you are building a perma grind game for all the solo players/ small groups, you are catering to the carebears of PvP world who lets face it dont have what it takes to play a game with half a brain, there is no incentives for anyone to do anything other than "Build, Build Build"... Oh apart from the forced gameplay... There is no diplomacy here, Racism is far too rife in the community, All I see is weapons getting weaker, tames getting weaker, buildings getting weaker but harder to build.... Griefingg is a serious issue, a serious issue.... But you guys don''t care... You wont divide the map to safe portions etc... you wont merge the PvP and PvE servers and just make the map 4 times bigger... You wont spread the resources proportionately.... There are currently 4 ships, and all are about the same in ease of sinking - There isn't a reason to build a galleon when it can be sunk as quick as a brig, by a brig with 30 spare planks on etc... There is rarely any PvP on the server its more PVsleeping raids.... I'm writing this, because after all the game time I have put in - I am extremely let down by the ggame, It is literally one big rip off of Ark, painted and sugar coated, and at this point, I think it might be wise if the devs / company stepped up and explained to the community exactly where they want this game going... With a solid floor plan of what is expected, and not in one months time for the next update, but for the next two years... where are you taking this ggame? what are you doing with the game? are you continously going to cater to the carebears of PvP.... I would like some sort of answer, as, as stated I was lured hear under false pretenses and marketing, The game is good, but it is not at all why I came here and has left me feeling very disappointed and mugged off, kinda like asking for a mint choc chip ice cream and given a cabbage on a stick with a bit of mud....
  49. 16 points
    (Lets try to keep this to things that actually help people play the game, and not "wish i had known not to buy an EA game" type posts. Ill try to keep the list updated with additions.) This is meant to be a list of things the game doesnt tell you but that is very helpful to know. Get water to drink by hitting X and lmb on grassy area and do a short minigame, you will get about 60 units. If you use a shovel to do the minigame you can get about 600 units. These cant be used to fill waterskins You can use a grapple to get flotsam rather than jumping into the water. Fire arrows do amazing damage to most critters and pc and set things on fire, including oil globules (Greatly nerfed but still useful) Bees give up chasing you if you jump in water. A level 2 pig is a different level of difficulty compared to a level 2 bear. You can respec 1x/level for free by hitting the respec icon above your XP bar when you hit I. Respec potions are sold at freeport for 250g When you have the map out, holding left-ctrl turns the compass into a poor mans spyglass and camera You can search for items in the skill list, crafting search field, to find the item and what skill / station it uses (works for almost all items) There are more attacks than LMB and RMB, and some give combo bonuses. Starting in tundra = death due to cold if nothing else, dont go there till you have furs or can take the dying. Putting food on your hotbar in same order as the vitamins lets you keep track of what food you need for the Equilibrium bonus Eating in this ratio keeps vitamins balanced: 5 vege / 1 meat / 5 fruit / 1 fish (assuming not prime or cooked meals) A sloop with a single medium speed sail placed far back position will let you solo sail it without moving from wheel position. (still not as efficient as having a PC or AI crew member) You can build platforms even on sloops, and other ships, to let you place forward facing cannons (making it a glass cannon boat). You can sort your inventory by weight, ascending or descending Hitting T while moused over an item in inventory/container will transfer all of it. Hitting O while moused over an item in inventory/container will drop all of it. Build with defenses in mind, AI NPC's and pets will defend your area with cannons, weapons, or themselves. Not all islands have all materials, its intentional, but can be brutal aka Tundra where fiber is missing or very rare (modified some to make tundra easier) Different biomes have different materials, i.e. Sap is found in temperate regions. You can only equip one back item at a time (bow/spear/shovel/etc) Metal Tools from Advanced Tools should be first priority, you can build a smithy on a raft to make them. Holding H without a tool out shows you info about the world and any buffs/debuffs Holding H with a tool out shows what can be gotten with that too from the current thing you are aiming at. Freeport decay rate is super high, it is not a "safe" place to leave your ships overnight. This is intentional. Blueprints with numbers in upper left like 24x means you can use it 24 times. You can use a shovel to dig for potatoes pretty much anywhere there is grass and potatoes are a vitamin A food. I found keeping vitamin A in check to be super frustrating until I knew this. Also taking all three vitamin decay skills and pumping fortitude to at least 20 if not 30 changes vitamin management from a time consuming PIA to extremely manageable. When a blueprint says 2x or 3x of a mat it means you need 2 or 3 different kinds of that mat category. Luring wolves and lions into the water makes them easy to kill. Levels don´t mean that much. A level 30 character still dies really quickly to a level 1 predator. You can cut up your own corpse for free skins and meat. Water barrels fill with rain even if you don't see rain. Open the lid to collect it, close the lid to stop it depleting. (Same for reservoirs) You can prone to deplete vitals slower / recover stamina faster Your ship gets slower when it gets heavier, weight sails combat this. (There are 3 types of sails, speed, handling and weight) Don't build too close to water as you can get sieged by ship cannons Pressing the " ` " key give access to commands. Type "gamma 4" to raise brightness and make night time nicer, type "gamma 2" to lower it in the morning. (or use gamma slider) Ride bears and right click to farm fiber. You can get about 3k fiber in like 10 minutes with one. (Elephants for wood, etc, if needing mass materials, tames help) You can whistle T at your boat to get the ladders down and Y to roll them back up. The transfer all inventory arrow that's in top right and top left when accessing an object with storage. Giant whale tails are a surface only animation that slap the ever loving hell out of your ship. Serious damage. To get new players into your Company, have them spawn at a Freeport that is open, you die and set that Freeport as your home region, invite them to Company, then both die and respawn at your base beds When you craft an item from a blueprint, it will tell you how many times it can be upgraded and then show how much gold and mats required for each upgrade Ships have robust customization, from where the sails go to being able to build walls and platforms on them to mount cannons in positions they normally wouldnt go. A sloop can be configured to sail solo easily by putting a medium mast in the aft most position and the wheel right behind it. Then you just let go of wheel, adjust sails, regrab wheel, no movement. Instead of spamming left mouse button on a tree to hopefully get wood...use left and right mouse button one after another to use your magic punch and get more resources When anchored, NPC crew will do repairs if removed from sail/cannon and set to neutral and not follow (it looks like they are sweeping the deck) In the Captaincy tree there is a ship storage chest that NPC's will use to conduct repairs, along with a Mess Food Locker that they will eat from With a NPC on sails, Z is full stop, SPACEBAR is full go, LEFTSHIFT-A and LEFTSHIFT-D rotates sails. Turning General Shadows to Low removes weather Fog (not fog of war) When on the wheel of a ship, hit X to drop anchor and close sails at same time if you see the light grey anchor symbol on right indicating its shallow enough You can make folders in your inventory and storage chests. Double Tapping M only takes out the compass, Holding M only takes out the map, Pressing M Once takes out both the Compass and Map When placing items on a ship they look different than using them for a building. When placing any item, hit T to see if it has different functions (ie a wall is a doorway and a railing and a halfwall, etc) Where you place the Wheel for your ship becomes its pivot point. Crew Storage Boxes do not have a maximum capacity will stack every resource up to 500,000. Use this to hold all of your harvestables instead of large boxes. These guys only hold harvestable material and gold. Shift-Drag on any stacked items only drags half of them, Shift double Click retrieves 5 instead of 1. Craft wall hooks. Attach them to any surface on land, put torches/lanterns there. Craft and put somewhere a lever. Set the same pin code to lever and hooks. Now lever control all light on hooks with same pin code You can put skulls on wall hooks. If you screw up the rifle mini loading game just drew your one handed weapon and it will cancel the load. You don't lose ammo. List your TIWIHKS items and Ill add em to the list.
  50. 16 points
    Black Butterfly is Cheating! NA PVP A12 1.Our 52lv fully equipped warrior can‘t hurt them! You can see that man only lose 1 blood in the picture. We can‘t kill this man!!!!!!! 2.They can blow up everything and kill many people with NO weapon!We can't see where they attack us!!!! To anyone reading this could you please up vote this get this company banned and bring attention to the devs how big of a problem the cheating is on this game.
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