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    Current ATLAS Official Server Network Server Version: v101.1 Current ATLAS Official Server Network Server Status: Healthy Upcoming patch notes Please note these patch notes are not finalised and there may be changeS prior to full release on the live servers. More notes to come! released patch notes current v101.1 The Hoppening Patch Notes (v101.1) Treasure Chests now include Easter Eggs and Chickens (both wild/tamed) will drop them over time. Easter Eggs can be used to purchase crafts of a Bunny Hat (they stack, so you can purchase multiple crafts and keep them even after the event ends!) Eggs can be thrown at players to cause a post-process ‘yolk’ effect and at wild creatures to slow them down. Easter Bonus: Egg Maturation speed increased by 3x Increase player speed by 10% across-the-board Water Reservoirs now automatically generate water if they are placed on fertile soil. How quickly they generate water depends on the soil type and biome, indicated on the HUD when you place or look at the water reservoir. You can now self-heal with the medkit. How much healing you get is dependent on a new Self-Healing Skill (though you can Heal yourself without the Skill, you'll only get 10% effectiveness) Killing the Krakens now completes the respective Quest for everyone in the combat zone, not just the people who have got all the Power Stones / Essences. (not retroactive) Fixed Treasure Maps sometimes generating stuck into the world geometry (not retroactive) Spikeshot now has a 15-second Defuse timer that begins upon impact. Company limit on PvP server has been increased to 75. Mermaids should now properly target players on ships (they should then sing to lure the players off the ships). Reduced Submarine max weight to 800 Submarines move 33% slower and uses 50% more fuel Submarine is unable to move laterally when overweight/overcrewed, can still move longitudinally. No longer able to place explosive barrel item directly onto the water. Must have them carried and then tossed into the ocean. Increased % scale for Cannon Reload skills, increased from 10 -> 20 -> 30 to 33% -> 66% -> 100% Armour equip timer has been reduced to 5 seconds Melee weapon equip timer has been reduced to 5 seconds Gun equip timer now matches the reload time (when not completing the mini-game or having the special skills, we'll be updating the skills in the future so that they reduce the equip timer). Updated creature breeding biome tags so that creatures can always be bred in biomes they're found in. v100.8 - Fixed multiple cases where players would get stuck in structures after reloads, respawns, or fast travels. - Fixed a bug where player flags would be merged into companies if they didn't have a company previously. Creating your own company when you own a flag will still merge the flag, however joining an existing one won't merge over the flag. - Significant improvements for raft sail-mounting control - Possible fix for 'ghost islands' appearing when transitioning between servers - Submarine is now unlocked when defeating the Kraken, regardless if you have collected all the power stones as an individual. - Readjusted (increased) gold dropped from Whales, so that their total reduction was only 17.5% rather than 35%. - Active Settlement wars should now show up on the map for everybody, regardless of team and regardless of how zoomed out you are. v100.7 - Possible fix for tamed Creatures falling through structures on server load/overtime. - Fix for creatures over spawning when wandering out of spawn areas. - Increased structure check on creature spawns to prevent them from spawning inside bases on Lawless servers. May still occur in areas with a large open space, such as a big pen. - Fixed a case where Army of the Damned were being destroyed but did not count towards your objective, therefore made it impossible to dig up certain treasure chests. - Eliminated some D3D hung crashes - Adjusted mythical shipyard crafting requirements so they can be crafted at smithy - Maximum tax on PvP is now 30% - Barshot projectile has had it's range and speed increased so that it's closer to a regular cannon ball - Water Reservoirs now hold 12,000 water and Barrels hold 4,000. - Whale health has been increased by 20% and gold reduced by 35% - Ballista reload time has been increased - Elevators now rise at 3x the rate and can carry 2x more -- may cause some clientside jittering when moving on top of the elevator (known issue that we're working on). - Medkit spoil timer increased to 12 hrs - Increase durability of grappling hook by 2x - Increase earthworm spoil time to 1 hour - Increase the stasis range of Mermaid so they're easier to find - No cooldown on placing cannons in PvE - Reduced creature harvesting for berries - Ramshackle sloop weight capacity has been reduced to 1200 - Raft weight capacity as been increased to 1600 v100.6 - Giraffe now harvests 6x thatch again - Fixed an issue where structure check was allowing players to build when there was no foundational support - Improved bola offset for feeding Elephant and Giraffe - Fixed a bug which allowed you to take items from the trade window of another person in the same company as yourself - Fixed a case where player inputs would 'stick' on sails that they had just unmanned v100.5 New server commandlines: ?SuppressSettlementName=true Suppress the capability to rename settlements except for server admins. ?SuppressJoinNotifications=true Hides all the join/leave notifications on a server regardless of client options. v100.43 - BattlEye update v100.4 - Fixed some issues where characters were able to contest Flags out of range, and where they weren't showing up with the "Flag Range Sonar" action. Also increased the time of the Flag Range Sonar to 30 seconds. - The flag Contesting range has been lowered to 10k for Colonies mode, down from 15k. - Official Servers now have a much lower repopulation prevention radius for resources and creatures (approximately 25% the previous range) v100.33 - Fixed blueprint number-of-crafts-remaining erroneously appearing on engrams - Added a text to craftable item icons indicating how many times it can be crafted based on the resources in the inventory - Adjusted the position of the item icon stat label to not overlap with the quantity label - Doubled the size of the quantity label on the gameplay HUD item crafting indicator to be more readable - Fixed a camera blip when grappling hook attaches in TPV - Fixed the Melee Camera Animations checkbox option to work again v100.31 - Can only select Freeports/Lawless as home servers now on the Official Network - Claim resume timer is now 10 seconds after contesting has ended - Claim contesting requires placing a flag in range of the enemy flag - WALL Lantern resource consumption rate reduced by 75% - Max Tax rate on PvE set to 20%, and is only additive on PvE (doesn't reduce the taxee's resources) - Improved Grappling Hook functionality resulting in better interactions with Floatsom, and when climbing down. - Freeports and Lawless Servers have a unique display icon in the server map grid. v100.1 New Features and Content - Redesign: ATLAS World - 40% more islands/landmass & new world map layout. - Redesign: Claim System - Colonies: Freeform building, with more progress-protecting and time-enforced PvP rules creating a cooperative atmosphere, and limits to ensure the game is more oriented towards single players or smaller groups. Previous mode now known as Empires and PvE will be a modified version of colonies. - New Environment: Deep Ocean Trench. A new area to explore, guarded by powerful underwater creatures and home to the new Giant Crab - New Environment: Eastern Tundra now has its own visual design, no longer using the Western Tundra style - New Weather: 'Snow' weather systems for Polar and Tundra - New World Phenomenon: Aurora Borealis light display which will result in a harvesting bonus, visible in particular regions. - New Vehicle: Submarine. Explore the depths of the ocean in this small scouting submarine. Use the claw arms to help harvest the ocean floor and explore (demolish) player shipwrecks. Also equipped with a harpoon (uses ballista bolts) as a new underwater weapon which will ramp up oceanic combat. - New Creature: Giant Crab. It can carry heavy loads, along with players, tames and wild creatures - New Item: "Guillotine". Hanging your foes in a noose taking too long? Off with their heads! - New Item: "Large Wall". Equipped with parapets and ladder snaps so you can now build a proper defensive perimeter! - New Item: "Small Gates". 2-wall high gate structures for wood and stone. - New Item: "Player Shops". Players can set up automated shops, listing loot for sale and naming their own gold coin prices. - New Item: "Settlement War Declaration". Tied to the War System. Drag over a settlement on the ATLAS map to declare war on them! - New Item: More tame tokens for more mythical creatures! Allowing players to have limited-time tames of the Fire Elemental, Rock Elemental, and Gorgon. BONUS: Rock Elemental and Cyclops are rideable! - New Feature: War System - Declare war on your enemies! - New Feature: 1 'Mainline Quest' involving gathering 9 trench stones and defeating the hardmode Kraken! - New Feature: 7 more ‘Quests’ which upon successful completion will provide their own unique Skill unlock - New Feature: Curses. Tied to the execution of players - New Feature: Player-to-Player secure trading system - New Feature: Procedurally Generated Shipwrecks which players can explore for items and blueprints. They can be found by diving deep into the ocean, or looking out for their visual indicator on the surface of the water, or successfully completing the sextant mini-game which will point you in the direction of nearby shipwrecks. - New Feature: Human Catapult. Player characters can now be deployed into battle using a catapult. - New Cosmetics: Peg Legs, Hook Hands, and Multiple Armor sets to customize the look of your company and crew! Can be purchased at the cosmetics vendor. - Redesign: Squads (Ship) of the Damned will now come in multiple size variations with different stats and difficulty levels. - Redesign: Grappling Hook has been revamped, better physics & rappelling mechanics, and players will be able to realistically swing using them. - Redesign: Explosive Barrels. Can now be carried in hand, thrown overboard to sink and will explode when they collide with anything underwater (Depth Charge!). Balance Changes - The higher quality shipyard used when building a ship, the more level ups a ship will be able to obtain. - Ships can now level up their total damage output (which effects all cannons on a ship) and their total resistance, as new upgradable stats. - All tamable creatures made breedable, with no exceptions except for Mythical Creatures. - Various spawner adjustments & fixes across all islands - Reloading now changed to have the mini-game appear back to back, rather than through various points of the animation. - Vitamin debuffs have been removed and will only cause health loss when a player has a vitamin surplus or deficiency. - Increased smithy inventory slots to 130. - Increased weight of catapult from 12 to 84. - Adjusted the crafting quantities on higher tier blueprints so they don't require as many resources as before. QOL Changes - Territory map will now display allies as teal-coloured - Character creator now has a Height slider to make it easier to set your character's desired height - Any dead ships (shipwrecks) from your Company appear with a unique icon on your map now, so you can find the wrecks - Global territory message updating - Currently contested claims will be indicated on the minimap - Players can now mount a sail to directly control the sail's open/close amount and rotation settings in a more intuitive way. - Toggle ladders button for ship captain, defaults to L key. - Company Groups have been increased to 10 - Players cannot accept alliance invites unless they're an admin - Company Log can now be sorted - New group permission which acts as an effective 'company owner'. Only the true company owner can set/unset that specific group rank. Misc - Improved Server and Client performance - Visual feedback for players being unable to board unallied boats on PvE - Full body animations for harvesting - More realistic old age wrinkles - Additional face sliders for character customization - Dive suit overlay has been adjusted so it's easier to see when underwater - Commodities trader can only be found on the Merchant Ship on PvP servers - Respec potion has been moved to the Crew Recruiter on Freeports v24.4 - Reverted optimization to how Seating Structures are replicated, caused some issues. v24.3 - Fixed invisible tamed creature case, and optimized some networking related to creatures on ships. - Optimized how ladders network their extended/retracted states. - Attempted an optimization to how Seating Structures are replicated (Steering Wheels etc) v24 - Further fix for case where steering wheel usage became desynchronized. v23 - Major client and server optimization for ships - Fixed remaining case of Client Disconnections (Not necessary to adjust Client Bandwidth, this was related to something else. We recommend all players try to use EPIC Bandwidth!) - Various new server performance optimizations - Sail Canvas is now unaffected by Repair Hammer - AoD soldiers now take significantly less damage from bullets. v22.21 Fixed a bug where tamed creatures, boats, and NPC Crew stats didn't replicate properly. v22.1 - Fixed a case where players would disconnect on certain servers when loading into large bases. We advise setting your "Client Network Bandwidth" Option value back to Epic if you had previously changed it, to deal with the disconnections. - Fixed a case which would cause creatures to flash or flicker. - Fixed a case where players on saddled creatures would teleport back to the server's origin if the creature they were mounted on had been killed by another creature. - Sail canvas now takes twice as long to repair. Repair hammer can no longer be used to repair a canvas. A canvas must be repaired using the pinwheel option on the mast, which can be accessed by holding down E. - Target Soft Spots will no longer add torpor to other player teams in PvE. - Camera no longer interpolates to origin when destroyed. - Glider will no longer activate when encumbered. - Buoy signs remain attached after server restart (retroactive). - Server and client performance optimizations. - Fixed an exploit which allowed players to stall and potentially disconnect other clients. - No longer able to turn off cannons that do not belong to your team. v21.43 - Fixed some server side crashes and added additional server performance optimizations for NPC Crew v21.1 (client) - Fixed choppy claim flag physics 21.42 - Further optimizations to NPC crew 21.41 - Optimized replication and ticking of NPC crew on turrets, for significantly improved server performance. v21.31 - Improved Structure replication rate from servers, though this may increase client stalls slightly. Clients can reduce their "Client Network Bandwidth" Option value if they are experiencing too many stalls with this change (we do recommend the default, 60 KB/s). v21 - Optimized how items are networked resulting in significantly higher performance and less bandwidth usage - Added the Hook Hand and the Peg Leg to the Freeport cosmetic vendor v20.1 With our planned changes for March, the game will be heading into a more rule based system, so for the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes to experience what it would be like if we took an alternative route. We’ll be releasing an update tomorrow which includes the following changes: - 6x Rates - Harvesting, Taming, Experience, Gold, Farming, and Breeding. - Claim flags will no longer prevent enemy building. You can now build anywhere, and only structure build radius will prevent it. This does not apply to cannons and mortars, which will still require a claim flag. This is a non-default, which will be enabled on our PvP Networks. Unofficials can also use this as a custom server-side config. - All servers, other than Golden Age Ruin servers, can be set to home servers, allowing players to respawn at them. (PvP only) Game.ini: [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] bDontRequireClaimFlagsForBuilding=1 bIsLawlessHomeServer=1 bForceRequireClaimFlagsForBuildingCannons=true This is what we’re enabling on all our non-Golden Age ruin servers, but please note that you must also flag the corresponding grids as homeservers on the servergrid.json This patch will also include: - Whispering voice hotkey [* [numpad] key] - Server side config that allows you to alter the distance for the 3 voice modes: Whispering, Normal, and Yelling. Game.ini: [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] ProximityRadius = 8500 YellingRadius = 22000 WhisperRadius = 2000 - Removing the Destruction Mesh on Lighthouses - Increased the limit of folders in inventories from 20 to 40, and 80 in Bookshelves - Treasure Map names now includes the grid for easy filtering - Explosive Barrels can no longer be used as an ammo type for cannons. Any loaded ones will just fire regular cannons. They'll be receiving a large redesign in the major update coming in March. - Fixed chat scrolling, so it now works again with Page Up and Page Down - Fixed an edge case where voice chat would stop working unless the client relogged These changes will allow us to see how the game would pan out if we didn’t have the claim system affect build rules, which helps us collect more feedback on playstyles. v19.62 - New style Claim Flag with improved flag physics - Improved mini map X icon for visibility - Added chat tabs - Reorganized claim flag notifications (requires updated server) v19.52 - Fixed multiple cases where inpulses would be stacked causing players or creatures to be launched into the distance. v19.51 - Disabled the use of some client side console commands which could be used to gain an unfair advantage in PvP v19.5 - Army of the Damned Soldiers and Crew melee attacks now properly hit. - Fixed an issue with servers that could have stalled them out for significant periods of time (5+ seconds) - Improved general server performance v19.4 - Further optimized server performance - Fixed issue where Buffs were not being added (drinks and such) if you were on a seating structure, or if you were encumbered. v19.3 - Significantly improved server performance when unstasising structures (50%+). - Fixed the bug where picking up stat'ed Structures would eliminate quantity of existing structures in your inventory. - Fixed a case where server-side Spoiling Times were incorrect on preserving bins. - Whale corpses now last 30 minutes - Giraffe harvesting now yields 6x thatch v19.21 - Doubled maximum server physx substeps to maintain more consistent ship movement at low server framerates. v19.2 - 2x Harvesting, XP, Taming and Gold enabled on the Official Network until Monday 25th. - Bookshelf added to organize your maps, blueprints, notes, and songs. You can learn it from the Esotery of Building skill. - Signs/Canvases can now be placed on storage boxes and bookshelves to help indicate what they're used for. - Note added to the game to leave each other messages. You can learn it from the Secrets of Building skill. - Company UI now displays last online time for members - Significant server optimizations (company network data is now replicated more efficiently to clients) - Maximum ship level is now 52. v18.97 - Fixed Melee damage application to Army of the Damned - Fixed NPC crew disappearing for a fraction of a second when mounting on cannons - Prevented climbing of the Kraken barrier wall - Improved Cyclops movement to allow it to clamber over rocks better v18.95 - Optimized server spatial octree, which should result in better server performance and reduced stalls. v18.94 - Fixed an issue with NPC's not interacting when stationed. v18.92 - Canvases are now free-paintable - Improved the appearance of storm cyclones vfx v18.9 - Fixed an issue with babies not eating from inventory/troughs when in stasis. - Fixed a bug with Alpha creatures. v18.89 - Fixed an issue with the unstasis/render distance on ships - Optimized performance of various server subsystems. v18.87 - Optimized performance of various server subsystems. v18.84 Weight - Gold coins have had their weight reduced by 50% - The weight of all items have been reduced by 30% globally (does not apply to structures that are placed on boats, only items in inventories) - Weight Sails now provide 20% more bonus weight. - Diving Suit now provides a buff which gives players a 50% extra base weight when diving underwater - Water Barrel now has a base weight of 75. It can hold 6000 water (previously was 500). For every 1000 water, it will add 20 weight. This means the lightest it will be is 75, and the maximum weight will be 195. - Players now start the game with 30% more personal weight and will gain an additional 40% per level (so base weight has increased from 250 -> 325 and bonus per level is up from 10 to 14) - Tamed creatures now gain an additional 6% weight per level into weight rather than 4% Creatures & Tames - Elephants and Rhinos now provide a 25% weight reduction to their specialised resources - Giraffe now receives an approximate 2x bonus when harvesting thatch and has a 25% weight reduction when carrying thatch - Elephant base stamina increased to 390 - Rhino base stamina increased to 190 - Giraffe base stamina increased to 440 - Baby creatures will no longer take into account the temperature alterations from coldfront and heatwave - Tamed creature resistance has been increased by 30% and damage increased by 20% - Bear health has been reduced by 10% - NPC Crew can now be renamed - NPC Crew can no longer be placed on Bear and Horse Carts - Company Tame Limits have been doubled - The interval between paying crew gold has been increased by 40% (there is now more time before you have to pay them again) - Ship of the Damned will no longer physically damage a team's structures and anchored boats unless they have been specifically damaged by that target. PvE servers only. Structures and Items - Puckle Damage has been increased to 100 base and is 50% more armour piercing - Carbines reload time has been reduced by 10% - Pistol reload time has been reduced by 33% - Blunderbuss reload time has been reduced by 20% - Blunderbuss damage to creatures has been increased by 50% to wild and by 20% to tamed. - Stone Structure SAP crafting requirements changed to fibre. - Wooden Structures resistance to explosive and siege damage types increased by 30% - Stone Structures resistance to explosive and siege damage types increased by 45% - Explosive Barrel change reverted until the redesign - Reverting damage increase and crafting cost decrease to Grenades - Oil Jar weight has increased to 10 and fires lit on top of oil have had their duration reduced by 50% - Oil Jar has been made more difficult to craft - Fully Anchored Boats now have a buff which provides a bonus 300% structure resistance QOL - Old Age no longer has a debuff - Fountain of Youth is now available on all Golden Age Ruin servers (we'll be looking at redesigning how this works in the near future) - Players can now purchase a respec soup at the Commodity Trader in Freeports - Players now have approximately 20% more skill points per level Bug fixes - Fixed a bug where quality specific equipment would display a multiplicative % stat increase and a flat stat increase, but only one would work. Going forward, the flat stat increase will be made obsolete and items will no longer be generated with it. Quality stated items will now only generate with the multiplicative stat bonus, and this change will be retroactive. - Fixed a bug where items would falsely state that they were providing a speed benefit (did not do anything). They should not generate anymore going forward. - Mortars will no longer be able to shoot at players outside of render distance v18.76 - Fixed a bug where fire AoE would not attach properly to moving boats. v18.74 - Potential fix for some frequent server side crashes. We'll be monitoring with this build v18.73 - Explosive Barrels will be undergoing some changes with this patch, please note that they're still in the process of receiving their redesign, but this puts them close to it: Limited to 1 carryable stack per person. Stack size will remain at 10 You will not be able to store them in creature inventories, however, legacy ones will remain there. They will be able to be placed near enemy structures and water without needing a claim flag, but not on boats itself. You will not be able to equip them into your hotbar, they must be placed from within the inventory. There will be a restriction to how many can be put down at a time within a certain radius. Reduced Explosive Barrel damage by approximately 20% Reduced Explosive Barrel explosive radius by approximately 20% - Diving Suit will make wild underwater creatures ignore you unless you attack them - Alcohol will no longer spoil - Cooking Recipes spoil time increased to 10 hours - Spoiling time increase bonus on Preserving Bag has been increased - Increased Grenade damage by approximately 50% - Decreased crafting costs for Grenades by approximately 20% - Improved cannon collision and obstruction check to limit the effectiveness of multiple cannons in gunport. - Diving Attachment now has the same health as the Dinghy Hangar - Fixed a bug relating to shooting cannonballs, previously allowing it to go through certain ally structures. This will no longer be the case anymore. - Cannister shot range increased by approximately 20% - Cannister shot damage increased by approximately 10% - Spike shot explosion timer is now 30 seconds instead of 20 seconds - Spike shot now reloads approximately 10% quicker - Spike shot range increased by approximately 15% v18.69 - Fixed some server startup crashes - Widened the amount of networking info the server can send to clients - Server optimisations v18.65 - Fixed a bug related to server transitions v18.6 - Crow's Nest peak will no longer block the camera. - When it rains, cyclones now only have a 33% chance to occur (previously 100%), and will deal twice as much damage. - Dolphins chance to jump has been reduced to 20%. - Client-side option to hide the Gamepedia Wiki button in player inventory. - Patched out some .ini changes which allowed people to remove certain visual effects granting them an unfair advantage in PvP - On PvE specifically, Ship of the Damned should not attack anchored ships that have not fired upon them. - Rare Resources are now available on PvE Commodity traders for a higher gold amount than regular resources. - Fixed crew on puckle gun taking damage from fire aoe buffs. - When gunports are closed they now reduce their specific snapped-cannon weight by 60% (previously 50%), open-ports are default cannon weight. - Gunport crafting and repair costs are now the same as regular planks. - Fixed an exploit which allowed players to place multiple claim flags at once. - Large Cannons now do 30% less damage against Ship planks and Ship decks. v18.58 - Added extra server-side protection to remote inventories to resolve an exploit v18.57 - Company Claim Flags cannot be personally owned anymore. - Server crash fixes v18.55 - Client Side GPU Optimisations - Explosive Barrel Weight now correctly displayed as 60 - Added a direct button to the ATLAS wiki when opening your inventory v18.5 - Server optimisation for structures on boats - Fixed a bug where picking up a higher quality structure within the pickup timeframe would result in the common structure, rather than the specific higher quality itself v18.43 - Fixed an exploit which allowed players to stall out servers - Added extra protection to inventories to fix and prevent players from bypassing pin codes - Fixed a bug with the Kraken which would have inflicted a high amount of unintended damage - The Kraken's Barrier will no longer damage ships on collision - Explosive Barrel weight has been increased back to 60 (we're still working on a redesign). This is not visible on clients but will be active on servers. We will have a corresponding client fix to go out with this later. v18.31 - Explosive Barrels can no longer be placed on enemy ships, and only have a weight of 6 now. This is a temporary measure due to undesired gameplay. We are going to be redesigning the barrels from a technical/gameplay point of view to give them more use in the future. - Fixed a case which allowed players to enter the bottom of ships - Fixed a case which allowed players to clip and stick themselves inside the boat's hull - Protected against players accessing inventories from outside ships via clipping into boats - Fixed multiple cases where players would fall through structures upon server restart, login, transition, etc. - Fixed a crash which would occur when transitioning with the sextant buff - Fixed Swivel Cannons from firing through walls - Allow players to pick-up structures if you're on the same team even if you do not have demolish rights - Global Number of Ships is now displayed in the player's ATLAS Map UI. We'll be making this more visible on the UI in a future update. It will not display if you do not have any ships and do not belong to a company. - Cleaned up an error message when attempting to craft a boat when you were at the maximum global limit - Added a Crew name filter for company UI - Added a 12 second delay between playing status voice clips (such as injured or starvation) - War Drum songs have been adjusted to be more rewarding. Details can be found here. - Tweaked war drum battle songs to eliminate a big gap in the note sheet preview (just the preview, not the actual song) - Fixed a bug causing the buff timer shown on the music UI during a looping song that gives a perpetual buff to become off by 1 second from the actual buff timer. - Fixed a bug causing notes to incorrectly fail when activated near the edges of song loops - Fixed a bug where client fps stutters could cause notes to fail that should have been auto-played - Reduced tutorial background opacity - Made it so text wasn't cut off for long paragraphs in the tutorial - Mod Map Extensions now work (and will not require recooking the mod) - Linux WaveWorks optimisations (Linux Servers will run much better) - Kraken will no longer give impulses to players for the tentacle slams or tentacle impacts - Impacts with the Kraken bodyparts will no longer cause ship damage - Ship of the Damned Kraken minions are now damageable in PvE - Reduced the damage of the Kraken homing projectiles by 50% - Increased the damage taken by the Kraken tentacles by 50% - Ghost ship will now appear every night rather than every 3 nights - Swapped Mythical and Legendary in the descriptions for tools skills tier 2 and 3, as they were previously incorrect. - Fixed a bug where beds that were placed beyond the default accommodation limit were destroyed on server load v18.15 Bug Fixes - Turrets and Cannons will no longer fire underwater and can no longer be mounted underwater - Fixed a bug allowing players to reset all glider cooldowns by moving the glider between hotbar slots - Increased the required minimum diving velocity before going into the glide-fall state to reduce gaining/maintaining height - Ghost Ship has been fixed and will now take damage. Server Performance - Eliminated Cannon Animations playing entirely on the server for performance savings Quality Of Life - Option to hide territory broadcast messages - Territory broadcast message boxes now scale according to the character size of the message - Gunport camera socket has been lowered and moved forward for better viewing when shooting from gunports - PvE players will now be able to see their claim flag's inactivity timer on the flag itself - Attacking Player no longer needs to be in range for declaiming progress - Glider now has a required dive duration rather than a forced dive cooldown (achieves the same nerf effect on glider spam and feels better to use) Creatures - Whale Counts have been boosted on the Tundra and reduced the spawn interval between whales by 50% - Wild Dragon damage has been reduced by 30% - Golden Age Spawns have had their spawn interval increased from 30 seconds to 5 minutes and increased distance from players from 7700 to 9000 Music - Various buffs/changes made to musical songs played on the Accordion. Details can be found here - we have some planned updates to come for the War Drum in a future update, once we've resolved some technical issues related to it. Miscellaneous - PvE Claim Flag inactivity timer has been adjusted so that it now scales dynamically. A company with a small number of flags will be declaimable after 3 weeks of inactivity, whereas a company with a large number of claim flags would be declaimable after 3 days of inactivity. - The gold cost has been increased on upgrading higher quality items and structures - Cooking Recipes spoil time has been increased - Top Companies will have their names displayed on the left-hand side of the map and are now granted special nameplates and figureheads - Fixed server issue that could disconnect clients if they had a lot of map entities.
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    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!
  3. 46 points
    We reclaimed all ourselfes didnt need help anymore,ty
  4. 43 points
    1. Permission To Come Aboard The current setting; "Nobody but company and allies allowed on ships" feels like gauze on a hemorrhaging wound. As it stands, without allying with EVERY player who wishes to view your ship design, catch a ride to another region, or just hang out, nobody can help others. I propose a new setting which would bypass the company and alliance setting temporarily to allow individuals onto your ship, with strictly your permission. 2. Assign To Repairs / Unseat All As it stands, NPC crew-mates begin to automatically repair your ship when unseated and the ship is anchored. This causes NPCs to be free-floating on your ship's deck, occasionally glitching through and drowning or teleporting up and down getting stuck between decks. I propose an additional, man-able position on the ship meant for repairing. This should stop NPC crew-mates from disappearing or dying by glitches. Additionally, I propose a command be added to the HUD while at the wheel of your ship and through the lieutenant podium to "Unseat All" NPC crew-mates. 3. 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. 4. Flags Create a new Flag item to be crafted in the Loom to place anywhere on your ship, preferably at the top of a Sail mast. 5. Send - To / Send - Off As it stands, Ships give players the ability to interact with their tames and "Send To Ship..." I propose another ability should be added to "Send Off Ship..." for those cases where someone's tamed animal got stuck inside of a structure they built on the ship. Alternatively, add a targeting system for where on the ship, or off the ship, that the tamed animal be sent to when interacting with the "Send To Ship" option. 6. Captain's Deck As it stands, a 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.) 7. Improved Respawning @mKHammerBro Better Ship structuring to prevent falling out the back of a ship in motion. This happens often. Through Decks and through the back wall. Alternatively, re-code the Ship itself to act as a Respawn point, and change the Ship's accommodation level to improve how soon it can be reused as a respawn point. Maybe this will solidify the player's position on the boat when respawning at full sail. 8. Anchoring @mKHammerBro Increase Ship's anchor length to allow deeper anchoring. Larger ships can't get close enough to anchor sometimes. Maybe a craft-able mod or purchased at a Freeport. Additionally, stop beds and other structures from preventing anchor drop. Many can't anchor their own ships inside their own territory because of a random person's ship or raft anchored nearby. 9. 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. 10. 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. 11. 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. 12. More Structures on Galleons @Vostik Vostik's Galleon is comprised so far of only ceilings, roofs and walls. and They can't even place a ship resource box anymore, yet I see a vast open space in these images still to use. Increase the structure limit on Galleons. https://imgur.com/a/Mz7F2TT 13. Knots @mKHammerBro When building your ship and rearranging sails and what-not, players are asking for a way to measure their speed. To truly see which sail and sail-set-up is faster. This system would obviously be Knots, how to tell how fast your ship is actually moving. 14. 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. 15. Additional Sails @Grodgen Auxiliary sails: Jibs, Mizzens, Staysails, etc: Currently we only have access to main mast sails. It limits the potential of ships. Ships have tons of sails on them, including these smaller or medium sized ones. Have them take up sail a small amount of points like masts but provide enough bonuses to the ship to make them viable. Lateen Sails: We have square sails, gaff sails, and mainsails in game right now, however, we are missing lateen sails, which were used way before the other three became popular. 16. Collidable Bowsprits / Figureheads @Grodgen Collidable Bowsprits / Figureheads: Currently they have no collision. You can't stand on them and it also limits their functionality as actual bowsprits. If you like any of these options, please reply "+1" an don't forget to Upvote the post! I'll be adding ideas posted here by others and tagging them for credit so this post gets bigger and noticed! Thank you for taking the time to read this @Jatheish! Regardless, loving the game.
  5. 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.
  6. 31 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 26 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.
  9. 25 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 22 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---
  12. 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!
  13. 21 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 Details: Rated #1 on Reddit! Fast Rates Giveaways Custom Coded Ranks Outstanding nontoxic community. (Zero Toxicity and friendly all around peeps) Dedicated YouTubers and Streamers (Some of the biggest play our servers!) Amazing Custom Kits Amazing Dedicated Staff Team Godly Ping, Globally! (US - EU - AUS; All have an amazing low ping on our servers!) Rates: 15x Gathering US-EU 15x XP US-EU 15x Taming US-EU Features: Automated Arena Events: Massive PVP Arenas: Custom Coded Death Match Islands: Please note all of these are fully automated and you can join by simple typing /join when prompted. GamingOGs Boss Battles: We have created an insane plugin very complex and advance it will redefine how you do boss battles in Atlas! Our custom coded boss arenas allow you to do waves of boss battles and earn points by killing each dino/boss and earning loot boxes by winning the battles. You work together to fight bosses in waves and you have a max life of 2. BossBattles also have a custom lottery poll system by entering into a custom boss battle you can buy lottery tickets and earn points/gamble points in the boss battle. Earning upward of 10% of what you put into the lottery poll. Daily Rewards Plugin: You can now earn custom coded loot boxes by playtime and earn in-game loot and points every 24hours you log into the server and play. RankUP Plugin: One of our latest most exclusive plugins allows you to earn rewards by playing on our servers. You can now earn ranks - loot boxes - points and XP boost alongside points boost in the game just by playing on our servers. The more you play the more rewards you earn. Blessing Program: We are the first server to launch a program created for everyone on the server. At the end of every month, we give away $50-$100 USD GIFT CARDS that work in our donation store to give back to our community. FreeVIP: Everyone who plays on our server can earn FreeVIP rank! Military Veteran Program: Unlike other servers, We want to give back to the community and people who have served in the military! We reward military vets for playing on our server. They get a custom rank in discord and a custom rank in the game. This rank in-game will give you a special coded loot box that's special for the military rank. Many vets suffer from PTSD and Panic Disorder coming home from the military, We have backgrounds in psychology and we understand that mental health is a grave matter and studies have been done stating video games can provide some sort of relief for PTSD patients. As a result of this, we want to promote positive and provide a system in place to award our vets and offer them something cool. You won't find any server out there that offers what we have with such dedicate care and passions in gaming. Custom Home Teleport System: /addhome NameOfHome --Will create a home tp spot for you. Must be at your home base. /removehome NameOfHome /listhomes- will list your homes and names /home NameOfThatHome -- Will teleport you. You will be frozen for 20 seconds. 2 / Person allowed, cannot teleport near enemy structures, 20sec delay on teleport Custom Coded Shop system: In-game shop with points and loot boxes, earn them by activities or donations to help keep the server going and get more unique features added. Custom Coded Loot boxes Info: Feel like gambling? These loot boxes could contain prizes worth up to 30k points! Over 600 possibilities. Playtime or donations earn these. Custom Coded Auto Protection: You and your tribe mates automatically get structure protection that lasts 48 Hours, meaning no damage can be taken. Open world PVP is allowed, But structure damage is prevented within the 48 hours! Custom Coded Kits: Unlike most servers, We offer some of the most balanced and best kits out there! Custom Kill Feeds: Our Custom coded KillFeed will allow you to use our discord to check your in-game kills and to check the top leaderboard for the most kills on the server. No other server has this but ours! Raidable Admin Events: Custom admin events that pirates can raid and attack each other for amazing loot! The full list of all features/settings is available on website/discord. Website/Discord Links: GamingOGs.com Join Us on Discord! Vote Here! Direct Connect to United States Servers: steam://connect/ = Grid A1 US steam://connect/ = Grid A2 US steam://connect/ = Grid A3 US PI steam://connect/ = Grid A4 US steam://connect/ = Grid A5 US steam://connect/ = Grid A6 US steam://connect/ = Grid B1 US steam://connect/ = Grid B2 US Freeport steam://connect/ = Grid B3 US steam://connect/ = Grid B4 US steam://connect/ = Grid B5 US PI steam://connect/ = Grid B6 US steam://connect/ = Grid C1 US steam://connect/ = Grid C2 US steam://connect/ = Grid C2 US steam://connect/ = Grid C3 US steam://connect/ = Grid C4 US Kraken Grid steam://connect/ = Grid C5 US steam://connect/ = Grid C6 US steam://connect/ = Grid D1 US steam://connect/ = Grid D2 US steam://connect/ = Grid D3 US Trenches steam://connect/ = Grid D4 US steam://connect/ = Grid D5 US steam://connect/ = Grid D6 US Direct Connect to Europe Servers: steam://connect/ = Grid E1 EU steam://connect/ = Grid E2 EU PI steam://connect/ = Grid E3 EU steam://connect/ = Grid E4 EU steam://connect/ = Grid E5 FreePort steam://connect/ = Grid E6 EU steam://connect/ = Grid F1 steam://connect/ = Grid F2 EU steam://connect/ = Grid F3 EU steam://connect/ = Grid F4 EU PI steam://connect/ = Grid F5 EU steam://connect/ = Grid F6 EU
  14. 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.
  15. 20 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 18 points
    Why not just a full wipe to make everything fair?
  18. 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.
  19. 17 points
    Looks like 2019 is the Year of the Douche Bag...
  20. 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.
  21. 16 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!
  22. 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.
  23. 15 points
    I cant run 1 minute without finding an alpha (can provide video proof). This must be fixed. Taming is 100% a waste of time because you cant leave the base with a tame and have it live with the current alpha spawn rate. Farming is a nightmare. Granted not every alpha is aggressive but read on. Its rediculous to have any alpha that literally cant be avoided if it aggros because theyre faster than normal spawns and even further ridiculousness that I cant even tame replacements because there is an alpha every 5th spawn that kills the high level potential tames. A pack of wolves cant kill an alpha cow, horse, crow etc. I would be ok with alphas being gone completely if necessary or BALANCE them so that theyre RARE (meaning you dont see one every day) and then also make them WORTH KILLING. Right now you get like 3 or 4x the amount of NORMAL MATERIALS that you get from killing the same type of monster but the risk is retarded versus the reward. If the spawn rate isnt going to be reduced then at least reduce their run speed to normal so you can GTFO if you dont want the encounter. They add nothing to the game and make taming completely useless.
  24. 15 points
    It is true. We are at EU PVP server. Please help us!
  25. 15 points
    Hello !! I'm HANABI, a French player that is actually settled on the EU PvE SERVEUR "Siren's Call" so i already apologize for my approximate English (Take some fresh water on your eyes if they're burning too much). As an ADMIN of a rather well populated French Discord, i come here with a request from our PvE community and probably a lot of other people in a lot of different countries that also play on PvE servers. So this topic will have for objective to get enough upvotes to be noticed by the Devs so we're gonna make-up to one voice, but a strong one !! INFO : This topic is also translated in French for my French maties that have issues with English (God Bless our negative ability to learn other languages). Me and my crew are playing since day one, so we seen everything that happened to the game, first day was a total bloody mess for everyone but we still managed to play and get started the 24th of December, basically day two for us in Europe ... What a BLAST IT WAS !! Luck was also with us because we managed to find a little free spot on an Island in the L-10 Cell, but honestly something tilted in my mind more than anything else : Is there a limit to how much claim we can put down ? So we tried and ... It was totaly infinite. After this little test was done we broke the useless claims to let people get settle on our little ugly island (Yes, it is very ugly) and we're actually running with only 2 claims, we litteraly take no space on the island compared to other people but i'm gonna talk about that a little later in this long topic. NOW !! It's time to get to the real fun, but i'm sure a lot of people reading this post will already understand what the issue is on the PvE servers. The first problem with the actual claiming system is simple : It's totaly infinite and even a solo player can put as many flags as he wants, so if he decide to be alone on his island, he can totaly be and prevent every other player to even put a little brick or foot on HIS proprerty. What is the problem with that ? First arrived, first served, right ? RIGHT ? Before you answer, i'm gonna instead ask another question : What would happen if everyone was like this guy and took the entire island for themselves ? Not even need to respond but i'm still gonna do it !! The answer is : Only a few people will be able to play and enjoy the game while every other person will just have to fuck off and stop playing because ... No claim, no base ... No base, no ship ... No ship, no game, no nothing !! It's basically : FUCK YOU !! Now, you're just gonna disconnect and refund the game because it's impossible to play it (SO FUN !! That wasn't in the trailer tho). I'm sure you can feel the anger i'm actually expressing but it's the same rage as everyone else who experience this kind of behavior and sailed for hours !! HOURS !! HOURS !! TENTH OF HOURS because they can't find a little INCH of unclaimed territory !! That's the entire point of this topic : We're directly asking the Devs to change the claiming system for PvE servers ... It can't be the same as PvP servers, because there is no way for anyone to control the abusive claims (It's possible on PvP since you can destroy everything and take the territory for you after you won the battle, but it's not the case on PvE and will NEVER BE). The PvE experience MUST and HAVE TO be relaxing, we're not playing to be stressed, we just want to experience the beauty of the game and it's content, but it's impossible since you need LAND to be able to do it !! At this point, it would be better if the claiming system was totaly deleted from the PvE servers and replaced by the ARK territory control system (Aka the Pillars or the Foundations), because they cost ressources to be crafted and you need a lot of them to secure a big area plus you're preventing the ressources from respawing so you're losing a lot in the trade, but with the actual Claim system of ATLAS, you lose NOTHING. There is answers about this issue and here they are : 1 - Delete the actual CLAIM system and replace it with the ARK territory control system (Foundations + Pillars, basically every structures and prevent ressources from respawning in those areas). 2 - Change the number of CLAIM flags people can put down (1 per character, with modified requirements for companies and the list is down below). 1 player in company = 1 FLAG 2 players in company= 1 FLAG 3 players in company = 2 FLAGS 4 players in company = 2 FLAGS 5 players in company = 3 FLAGS But it can also change when the companies get bigger and bigger with a capped amount after a said amount of players get in the same company. So, caped at 10 people in the same company : 5 FLAGS AND THAT'S IT !! You will never be able to place more flags than that and it's really enough, i think we can even reduce the number of flags for 10 people at 4, without any problems). 3 - Get the same system as above but change the radius of a claim FLAG to 70 foundations (Yep, i tested it and a claim flag is actually 50 foundations radius so 100 foundations total diameter). Then change the number of claim flag per company and per person. For 3 people you can make it so they can only place 1 and 6 people can only put 2, it'll be MORE than enough and will prevent abusive assholes that destroy every possibility of landing on an island. ANYWAY !! That's for sure, the CLAIMING SYSTEM NEED CHANGES, and when i mean CHANGES, it's BIG CHANGES and we need them quick !! REALLY QUICK because a lot of people are really angry because they can't play the game like it was promised and they're gonna leave. I see in every cell i travel, the same messages : "Can't claim anywhere, sailed for 9 hours" "Sailed for 15hours, didn't find any claimable land, can't even put a little claim flag anywhere" Me too i sailed for 9 hours today !! I didn't find any free spot in a total of 15 CELLS !! 15 CELLS !! (Because we want to travel and go elsewhere, but it's taken everywhere else). That's the end of the English part of this topic, i'm asking to you, the DEVS ... I know you work hard and god !! I love your work, you're just crazy dudes, but you need to change that or the ship will sink ... And it will sink rapidly if nothing is done. PS : There is a screen shared by one of my maties, this island is controled by only ... 4 PEOPLE !! 4 PEOPLE IN AN ISLAND THAT BIG !! HOW CAN YOU EVEN ALLOW THAT ? TIME FOR THE FRENCH PART OF THE TOPIC !! Bonjour à tous !! Je suis HANABI (Ou Skayla pour ceux qui se trouvent sur le Discord), un joueur français actuellement installé sur le serveur PVE Officiel "Siren's Call" ... Je m'excuse d'avance pour mon Anglais approximatif (Si vos yeux brûlent, prenez un peu d'eau fraîche pour les refroidir). En temps qu'administrateur secondaire d'un serveur Discord plutôt bien peuplé, je viens de la part d'une grande majorité de notre communauté et probablement de beaucoup d'autres personnes qui ne feront pas entendre leur voix, ainsi que ceux qui jouent eux aussi sur les deux serveurs PVE Officiels existants. Le but de ce topic est d'être remarqué par les développeurs, nous ferrons donc une seule voix, mais puissante !! INFORMATION : Ce topic est également traduit en Français pour les personnes de mon pays ayant du mal avec les langues étrangères (Que dieu bénisse notre capacité négative à apprendre des langues étrangères). Moi et mon équipage jouons depuis la sortie du jeu, nous avons vu absolument tout ce qu'ATLAS a déjà traversé pendant les derniers et bon dieu !! Le premier jour était une horreur sanglante sans nom, cependant nous avons quand même réussi à jouer 24 Décembre, autrement dit le deuxième jour pour nous en Europe. ET QUEL BONHEUR CELA FUT !! La chance était également de notre côté car nous avons réussi à nous trouver un petit coin sympas sur une île en L-10, mais honnêtement quelque chose titillait mon esprit bien plus qu'autre chose : Est-ce qu'il existe une limite au nombre de CLAIM que nous pouvons poser et nous avons essayer ... C'était totalement infini et sans limite. Après ce test, nous avons supprimé les CLAIMS inutiles afin de laisser la place pour d'autres joueurs sur notre affreuse île, il ne nous reste que deux drapeaux et nous ne prenons actuellement que très peu de place sur notre île par rapport aux autres joueurs qui s'y trouvent, or nous parlerons de ça un peu plus tard dans ce sujet. MAINTENANT !! C'est l'heure de s'amuser un peu et je pense que beaucoup de personnes qui auront lu ce topic jusqu'ici auront déjà comprit où je veux en venir et le problème qui existe actuellement sur les serveurs PvE. Le premier problème vient de la base elle-même du système qui fait que l'on peux poser des drapeaux de claim à l'infini et ce même en étant un joueur totalement solo, rien n'empêche ce même joueur, ni qui que ce soit de poser des drapeau sur une île entière afin d'empêcher qui que ce soit de venir poser ne serait-ce qu'une brique ou un pied dessus ... L'île devient SA PROPRIÉTÉ jusqu'à ce qu'il en décide autrement. Du coup ... Quel est le problème avec ça ? Premier arrivé, premier servit, n'est-ce pas ? N'EST-CE PAS ? Avant même que vous ne répondiez, je préfère poser une nouvelle question : Qu'est-ce qui arriverait si tout le monde faisait comme ce joueur et prenait le contrôle de toutes les îles pour eux-même afin d'être tout seul ? Pas la peine de répondre à une question aussi stupide et inutile, cependant je compte bien le faire. La réponse est donc : Seulement une poignée de joueurs seront à même de pouvoir jouer pendant que tous les autres pourront aller se faire foutre et arrêter de jouer parce que ... Pas de claim, pas de base ... Pas de base, pas de bateau ... Pas de bateau, pas de jeu !! RIEN DU TOUT !! C'est basiquement, on t'encule et maintenant tu vas devoir te déconnecter puis refund le jeu parce que c'est impossible d'y jouer (TROP COOL !! C'était pas dans le trailer par contre). Je suis sûr que c'est possible de ressentir la colère que j'exprime actuellement, mais c'est la même que toutes les personnes qui doivent faire face à ce genre de comportement dégueulasse et qui pourtant on mit les voiles pendant des heures !! DES HEURES !! DE VRAIES HEURES !! DES DIZAINES PUTAIN D'HEURES parce qu'ils étaient pas en mesure de trouver UN SEUL millimètre de terre qui n'avait pas déjà été prit par quelqu'un. C'est donc l’entièreté et l’objectif de ce post : Nous demandons directement aux développeurs de changer le système de CLAIM pour les serveurs PvE ... Le système ne peux pas être le même que pour les serveurs PvP car il n'y a absolument aucun moyen de contrôler les CLAIM abusifs dans l'état actuel (C'est possible en PvP vu que c'est possible de tout détruire et de prendre le territoire après avoir remporter la bataille, cependant ça n'arrivera pas sur un serveur PvE et ça ne pourra JAMAIS). L’expérience PvE DOIT et DEVRA être relaxante, nous ne jouons pas pour êtres stressés ou mit sous pression, nous voulons juste profiter de la beauté du jeu et de son contenu, cependant c'est impossible dans l'état actuel vu qu'il nous faut un CLAIM dans tous les cas pour que ce soit possible. A ce point-là, ce serait carrément mieux de supprimer le système de drapeau actuel du jeu et de le remplacer par le système de contrôle de territoire de ARK (Aka les Piliers et Fondations pour les intimes), tout simplement parce que cela coûte des ressources pour les crafter et il en faut des quantités énormes pour sécuriser une grande zone, sans évidemment parler du fait que ça empêche toutes les ressources environnantes de réapparaître ... Les pertes sont énormes pour celui qui fait le choix de prendre un gros territoire, cependant cette perte est inexistante avec le système actuel d'ATLAS, il n'y a rien à perdre et tout à y gagner. Il existe des solutions pour régler ce problème, au moins temporairement en attendant de trouver d'autres idées définitives : 1 - Supprimer le système de CLAIM actuel et le remplacer par le système de territoire de ARK (Fondations + Piliers, basiquement toutes les structures et le blocage du respawn des ressources environnants les zones bâties). 2 - Changer le nombre de drapeau que les joueurs peuvent déposer (1 par personnage, avec des prérequis modifiés pour les compagnies, à voir la liste en-dessous) 1 joueur dans une compagnie : 1 DRAPEAU 2 joueurs dans une compagnie : 1 DRAPEAUX 3 joueurs dans une compagnie : 2 DRAPEAUX 4 joueurs dans une compagnie : 2 DRAPEAUX 5 joueurs dans une compagnie : 3 DRAPEAUX Cependant cela peux aussi changer si les compagnies deviennent de plus en plus grande avec un nombre de drapeaux maximum et impossible à dépasser à partir d'un certain nombre de joueurs dans la compagnie. Avec un nombre de drapeau maximum à partir de dix personnes dans la compagnie, celui-ci serait de cinq drapeaux et c'est tout !! Il ne serait jamais plus possible de poser d'autres drapeaux car c'est largement suffisant !! Je pense même qu'il serait possible de réduire le nombre de drapeaux à 4 pour un groupe de dix, il y aurait bien assez d'espace et ce sans aucun problèmes). 3 - Récupérer le même système que celui du dessus, mais augmenter le rayon de CLAIM des drapeaux ) 70 fondations (Ouais, j'ai fait des essais et le rayon est de 50 fondations donc 100 fondations de diamètre au total). Cela pourrait également changer le nombre de drapeaux par groupe et par personne si le système était repenser de cette manière. Pour trois personnages, il pourrait par exemple n'être possible que de placer un seul drapeau, pour six personnes, il pourrait être possible d'en poser deux et ce serait bien suffisant pour éviter que des enfoirés abusent du système actuellement en possibles et qui empêche qui que ce soit de s'installer sur la moindre île. DANS TOUS LES CAS !! Le système de CLAIM doit subir des changements et quand je parle de changements, ce sont de GROS changements !! Ils doivent également être fait rapidement car beaucoup de gens sont vraiment agacés de ne pas pouvoir jouer au jeu tel qu'il nous a été vendu, et ils finiront par abandonner. A chaque fois que je traverse une nouvelle cellule, je vois toujours les mêmes messages : "Je peux rien CLAIM, j'ai voyager pendant 9 heures" "Je voyage depuis 15 heures, pas trouver un seul bout qui pouvait être CLAIM, impossible de poser nul part" Et moi aussi ... J'ai voyager pendant 9 heures aujourd'hui sur mon radeau, j'ai pas trouvé un seul SPOT qui n'était pas prit sur plus de 15 cellules différentes !! ' (Parce qu'évidemment, nous avons envie de déménager). Ce sera la fin de la partie française du topic, cependant je vous demande personnellement les développeurs ... Je sais que vous travaillez comme des fous et bon dieu !! J'aime votre boulot, vous êtes fous, cependant vous devez faire ce changement ou le navire va couler ... Et il va couler rapidement si rien n'est fait. Je joins un beau screen offert par l'un de mes compagnons de jeu afin de contempler l'horreur des choses telles qu'elles sont. Ces drapeaux appartiennent à seulement quatre personnes, une île entière gaspillée par de gros enfoirés totalement égoïstes, JUSTE QUATRE PERSONNES POUR UNE ÎLE AUSSI GRANDE ?? Comment vous pouvez tolérer ce genre de conneries ? That's the end of my topic, i just wanna to get this game as good as possible and it can become ULTRA SUPER MEGA good, trust me Devs, your game can rock so much if you listen to us, so do it ... We, player know more than anyone what we want and what can be done for the best of this game. So !! You (Readers and Members of the forum) can support this topic and send the links to everyone, we need to make the PvE servers change ... NOW !! Or it'll be too late !! THUMBS UP THE TOPIC !! Talk with me, talk with everyone about that and let's change the entire world for the better