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  1. boomervoncannon

    Guess X2 is a thing of the past?

    He didn’t say anything about who bought the game when. He called you on using incorrect terminology. Words matter.
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    Q about moving between islands.

    To clarify within 24 hours of when it’s built, not after 24 hours of claiming an island you demolish anything on it. The idea is that generally you want to seek an island owners approval, but it is not required. If they are active and dislike what you’ve built for any reason, they have a 24 hour window from when you place the structure to destroy it. Once you put something down and it’s been in place 24 hours, the island owner can no longer demo it. Island owners pay upkeep in gold and if they have a tax bank in place receive bonus resources equal to 20% of all resources gathered on their island, so their incentive is to have tenants because they become an ongoing source of free mats. Tenants don’t have to pay gold upkeep but can’t build a tax bank and get free mats. Some prefer one, some the other.
  3. Player shops without insanely over the top rent rates yes. Auction houses which undermine core game design concepts no. You as a grinder could make a killing with player shops just selling base mats. I would totally buy wood, metal, stone etc from you in bulk. Realist’s Wholesale Mats Inc. “Nobody outstocks us.”
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    Realist’s thread

    *waves his arms frantically in big look over here attention getting gesture.* Nonono! You’re gonna drive yourself insane. Forget the resources for now. They’ll be there once you’re done with your DP quest. Remember island owners get free resources if you come and gather on their island, so only idiots try to stop you from doing so. Smart island owners will actually build giant ramps with big signs pointing to where the valuable resources on their island are. All you really need to gather while your dp quest is active is food and what you need just to make gear and repair your ship. At this point you absolutely should not need cargo boxes because a gally’s base weight is far more than you’d ever need just to cruise around with some tames and collect dp’s Go get your dp’s The resources you’re tempted to harvest aren’t finite. The only stuff that is “rare” are some of the cooking ingredients needed for higher end cooking recipes, but they weigh next to nothing, even in bulk. Base stuff like wood and stone, metal and thatch have 6 different varieties scattered around the map, but they are all interchangeable. No matter what you do, if you want to build higher tier things like ship planks, cannons etc down the road, you are always gonna have to travel or trade to acquire the six different varieties of metal, wood, thatch etc. That’s the nature of Atlas and how the game encourages you to travel. But you’re not there yet. You don’t need 6 different kinds of metal to build base gear and go explore. If you try to collect all that stuff now it will just slow you down on a quest where speed is what counts.
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    Why is my character bald?

    Likely you didn’t notice the lack of hair on your first character cause you were too busy checking out the game. I did the same thing.Welcome aboard.
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    how much does a 57 island cost?

    Stop killing my jokes with your reasonable observations.
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    Patience people!

    This isn’t beta testing, it’s Early Access. When we conflate the two or regard them as interchangeable, we ignore a qualitative difference: money. Beta testers didn’t pay to test, in fact internal beta testers did so because it’s a paid job.Early Access we pay for. Now don’t misunderstand me, I’m not suggesting this means people have a right to expect a finished game. What it does mean is that they are now paying customers and do have a right to a higher set of expectations than unpaid beta testers. It is to the gaming industries advantage for players not to notice this meaningful qualitative difference and continue to use the terms interchangeably. It is not to our advantage as players to do so. Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites require games funded that way to lay out clear goals and expectations of what backers receive for their donation. Early Access likewise should have clearly set standards and expectations. That will only happen if players stop conflating it with beta and demand a greater level of transparency and accountability in exchange for their money, otherwise gaming studios will be happy to keep right on increasing their revenue without giving us anything in return.
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    Xbox lag baaaaaaad for me and my friend

    Come back at actual full release.
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    suicide button for xbox?

    Can't recall who, but some guy posted here months ago thanking the devs because he was able to talk his boss into playing Atlas with him, and when the boss got stuck, he told him about eating shit in order to die and respawn. His whole point was he was living the american dream of telling his boss to Eat Shit and Die, and even getting thanked for it. That was a great post.
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    Patience people!

    You should feel free to call yourself any name you want, I promise you it troubles me not in the slightest. Genuinely glad you're enjoying it after the 10 month wait. I enjoyed the heck out of my first couple months as well.
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    Just tested this.

    GrapeCard doesn’t want you chatting with other players. Pirates are men of action, not words! Belay yer jibber jabber, ya Salty Dog, and hoist the mizzen! (Pretend it’s “immersion”. They’ll fix it eventually. Probably.)
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    Patience people!

    Yes. In a survival game there is a vitamin system. It basically gives eating more depth than just EAT FOODZ.
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    TYVM for trial

    Yup. The problem is the fact some people ignore the term EA and expect a finished game because they paid for it, while others equate EA with old style beta testing. The truth is neither, but in some poorly defined middle ground that leaves no one with clearly defined expectations.
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    Patience people!

    I just did a pretty intense close between my last post and this one (20k) sale, so I cant even visualize atm, but I don’t recall red or black dots on the map. Honestly rarely looked at island maps zoomed in that close. Resource nodes maybe?
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    Patience people!

    The point of the icebox is it has to stay below a certain temp, which your boat will be above 90% of the time, even in the arctic. People usually put them underwater somewhere and fetch ice from them periodically for their preserving bags. I wasn’t actually trying to be a smartass but as you know they just redid the map, so I can’t reliably give you specific locations. Generally you’re rarely more than 2 grids away from salt, you just have to find where exactly.
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    Patience people!

    He’s planning to travel the map for DP’s before settling down and building a base. The stationary nature of iceboxes makes them problematic for his plan.
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    Patience people!

    Find some. Typically on beaches, typically in warmer biomes. Once you find a source, load up good with plenty. It will last if you don’t try to have too many bags. Don’t put stuff you can get super easy in preserving bags, like berries or cooked meat.
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    Patience people!

    The dlc’s In Ark didn’t bother me. They were clearly optional additional maps you didn’t have to have in order to enjoy the game. They not only allowed modders to make their own maps, letting people produce content for free that competed with their paid content, but they also let those same modders release the animals and items from those dlc’s as free mods, so in the end you only had to pay for the map itself, and you didn’t need their paid maps to have quality map options beyond the island. heck they paid selected modders to produce maps for players for free. That just does not scream greed to me. I know a lot of people take issue with releasing a paid dlc in a game still in Early Access, but I think it’s pretty clear that was a one time thing precipitated by the lawsuit. Is it a preferable situation? Ofc not, but in the overall context of the way Wildcard does business, I feel like there is a legitimate attempt to add value to the players experience in exchange for additional revenue. I’m fine with that.
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    Patience people!

    Glad to hear. Would hate for you to wait all this time and then not even like it. Now let’s talk again after 500 DP.
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    how much does a 57 island cost?

    Swear to dog I was once asked as a teenager working my first job at a Subway “ How long is a foot long sub?” *facepalm*
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    Assuming you’re talking about non dedicated or SP. Obviously they wouldn’t allow players on an official multiplayer server to be able to alter such a setting because everyone would just crank that setting to the max so you might as well just put in the multiplier instead of having the option. Limiting inventory through stack limits is a widely used design concept. For the moment, we should assume they have it where they want it and will adjust as needed for testing purposes.
  22. This thread is a pool for predicting when the Xbox version will actually go live. Please read pool participation rules carefully because if your post does not adhere to them, you will not be eligible for the one bajillion doubloon* grand prize awarded to the winner. 1. As many people as would like can bet on an on time launch for all servers, but if the launch is on time (10 min grace period), all winners must split the prize evenly. Bragging rights can be split in any fashion the winners choose. If the launch is not on time, all those predicting it would be are subject to We Told You So. Slots are as follows: 10-20mins late Houser 20-30 30-40 D legacy 40-50 50-60 1pm EST to 2pm 2pm to 3pm 3pm to 4pm Boomer 4pm to 5pm 5pm to 6pm 6pm to 7pm 7pm to 8pm 8pm to 9pm 9pm to 10 pm 10pm to 11pm 12pm to 1am 1am to 9am Realist 9am to 10 am 10am to 11am 11am to noon After noon on the 9th After noon on the 10th 11th Needsmokes 12th 13th So late they miss the weekend 2. For purposes of determining successful launch, 2 of the 3 official game worlds that are currently down must be up for a minimum of 1 hour. 3. All slots can be picked by one poster on a first come, first post basis. The only exception is on time predictions, which are unlimited. Posts which indicate the poster did not read and follow pool rules will be disqualified and reading comprehension mocked mercilessly. I will start the pool by claiming the 3 to 4 hour late time slot. *Grand prize subject to Boomer’s guarantee
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    The not at all official Xbox launch pool thread.

    When a company has created a clear precedent for it based on their track record to date, this is the alternative to a meltdown thread irrationally venting at them. Let's all have a laugh and take it in stride. You may notice that about half the folks posting here predicted on time launches. I myself predicted 3 to 4 hours. They were later than almost all who participated predicted, and this isn't their first rodeo. What does that tell you, honestly? There is pessimism, and then there is realism. Based on actual results, it could be argued most here weren't realistic enough.
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    Patience people!

    As much as I might criticize GrapeCard for their shortcomings, imo there are far worse hells in the gaming industry. Say what you want about this crowd, but they aren't actively seeking to increase monetization through lootbox mechanics that promote gambling addiction even in minors. If they are engaged in a cash grab, it's a cash grab of desperation, not "Hey we took grandma's jewels and cash, but while she's lying bleeding on the floor, don't we also have time to get all this antique furniture out of here as well? We could probably get a few bucks for it." That's what so called AAA gaming looks like these days. Come to think of it, maybe they should drop one of the A's and just make it AA gaming, because once they're done with you, you'll probably need a support group.
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    Who will be the first Xbox atlas player?

    By all rights Realist, it should be you.