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  1. wildbill

    is this game officaly dead now?

    I would. From someone who works in the software biz (I test software), I know that if there are 20 people working on a project like Atlas, maybe 2 of them are making all the important design and scheduling decisions. The rest are just working on stuff assigned to them. The typical dev doesn't make any of the decisions that most people here are so upset about. It is irrational to take this out on them. I am also worried this ship is sinking, but I'm not going to boycott some other game just because one of the former Atlas devs now works there.
  2. As a user, I've seen quite a few unofficial servers where you can't level beyond 300. So that must be a cap, but I know you can increase it. On another server I hit the health cap at about 1200 health and it won't level up beyond that.
  3. wildbill

    Coronavirus and Atlas

    Pretty scary stuff. I think the lesson from that video is that that is what happens when a country's health care system becomes so overwhelmed, that it can't respond effectively. We all need to do our part and practice social distancing so we don't end up like the people in the video. Very sad what is happening in Italy. I think that country is one of the worst if not the worst affected by this. I personally am working at home. I'm washing my hands a lot. I hope everyone does their part and by working together we can get through this.
  4. wildbill

    Game Crashe and....

    Sorry to hear your experience with the game has not been good. I don't play single player, so really can't comment on it much. I've read a few posts like yours where people have had a bad experience with it. Others say it is great. Don't really know what to think of that. The one comment I have, is if your PC is not about 4x as good as the minimum system requirements shown on the Steam page for Atlas, this can have a huge affect on your experience of the game. Consider that when you play single player your PC is hosting both the server and client for the game, but when you play online, it is just running the client. That is where I play (online) with a really good PC and the game is very playable and fun like that. I also use mods that improve certain aspects of the game that I find lacking or annoying. I'm guessing how I play the game is very different than how you have been playing it. I would recommend the game, but only for certain types of game play. The game is very configurable and has like six different modes of play. Pretty safe to say, the experience of each player is pretty unique for how and where they play.
  5. wildbill

    Coronavirus and Atlas

    I'm working from home today. I get about the same amount of work done at home as at work. Just got setup recently, but I've worked at home years ago, so understand how to do it and have a good setup for the most part. Biggest problems I've encountered so far come from our tiny IT department (small company) not having everything setup too well.
  6. wildbill

    Game Crashe and....

    Yup, you can replace tames too. Basic how to here: https://atlas.gamepedia.com/Console_commands A lot of wiki pages have a Cheat Codes section. It tells you the command to cheat in something. I've done this more in ARK than in Atlas. Honestly don't play single player and it happens but not that often in the online version of the game. Also there is at least one guide, puts everything you need in one spot: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1621317223 Google is your friend here. There is also a command to force tame in ARK, pretty sure that same command works in Atlas. Most stuff works the same in Atlas as it does in ARK, you I often Google how to do it in ARK if I can't find it in Atlas.
  7. wildbill

    Too close to enemy gate or foundation

    Right, what Doc said. You pretty much lost everything, so no big deal to just suicide and spawn in at a freeport and make a new sloop and if you want, sail to where you were stranded and pickup the few items you left there. I have never actually had what you are describing happen to me, I just won't play on servers where an admin allows what you are seeing happen.
  8. wildbill

    Game Crashe and....

    You do know you can cheat back in all the stuff to make another galleon, right? Sounds like you are using vanilla settings in single player no mods. Atlas has pulled shit like this on me too. So instead of just quitting, since I do like the game except for when stuff like what happened to you occurs. I just make myself a simple rule. Any stuff that Atlas cheated me out of, I can replace with the cheat commands. I don't do it for just anything, just stuff lost to bugs. That includes game crashes. I did this when I played single player. Currently I play on unofficials. There I just don't join any servers that either will replace stuff lost to bugs or have so high of rates that it doesn't take all that long to replace sfuff. Also I just don't make galleons, I prefer the Schooner or Brigitine. Takes less time and with the modded servers I play on, they are plenty good enough for even making nearly an entire base. I do use mods. Mods can remove all of the unpleasant aspects of the game that you might not like. Number one for me is the food system. Number too is how crappy the ships are for a game all about ships. I only sail modded ships.
  9. wildbill

    Warrior of the Damned are too strong

    Took me getting killed a few times while riding a bear to realize that they can actually hit you when you are on the bear if they get too close. If they hit you a few times it kills you, so you don't even need to get knocked off the bear to get killed. If you use a bear, keep just close enough to hit them, but not so close they can hit you. If you do it just right, they won't even hit the bear.
  10. wildbill

    Tame walks upside down

    This just started happening to me today. I just get off the bear and it flips over. I then just get back on. I just have a regular saddle on mine though.
  11. wildbill

    Coronavirus and Atlas

    Well I also work in Kirkland. I know that game development is exactly one of those jobs you can telecommute to, so I don't think these devs will miss much work. Washington state is now limiting all gatherings to 50 or less people. I think restaurants are going to be closed starting Monday. Who knows what will happen next.
  12. wildbill

    C6 hydras extinct?

    According to this map: I've been to the island shown in C6, it looks exactly like the power stone cave he went to. Look for that lagoon on that island, maybe it is there (I've never tried to do it).
  13. wildbill

    Non functioning silo

    "Getting them up an elevator in the water again" - what does this mean? I have never used an elevator of any sort for NPCs. Ya, I agree with acemac, you need both gold and food, just like in the ship. Although in the ship, it is food (berries mostly) in the larder and gold in the ship resources box.
  14. wildbill

    Warrior of the Damned are too strong

    Seems like an improvement but I wonder what would happen to the noob that thinks the fight is done and starts digging only to be attacked by the warrior
  15. wildbill

    Latest Patch (v404.5)

    Your experience is not so different from many first time players of Atlas. The game has a very steep learning curve. Most of the things you encountered are easy to avoid. I always make sure I have a bed made first thing and place it on my first ship. Never ever not make that bed as soon as possible. You don't know that of course until you learn it the hard way. Atlas is a bit cruel that way. Also as soon as possible, you make a climbing tool, like a grappling hook. That hook can get you out of the crevice and also back on your boat if the ladder fails to work. The ladder seems to fail when you park in shallow water, but not the most shallow the ship will go in. Just a certain depth messes it up. I don't actually see these as major issues once you learn how to deal with them, but they do seem that way to a new player. The game is meant to be hard core, and many like that. I don't personally so to make it not hard core I play with mods and on boosted unofficial servers. That is one option for those that don't like how hard core the game is with vanilla settings.