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  1. Jean Lafitte

    So much for the road map.

    Went out with my bear yesterday. Granted, it's a shitty lvl 55 cargo bear but hey, the map was only a 3.3... easy right? aotd bear damage = 17 Ok, screw that. I got two pistols. I'll end this shit right now... boom... boom. aotd pistol damage (head shot) = 6 Well, that's good news. Now I can spec out of taming since I won't need a bear to sail around and do pointless maps with. And I can spec out of pistols because I only need a bow to kill the wolves around me. And, I won't have to waste skill points on crazy stuff like swords, or armor. Cool! Ok, so... to hell with maps, I'll go kill sotd. Whipped out he brig, spent an hour and a half sailing around. Killed 2 low level brigs and a low level galleon. Spent like 100 cannon balls and another hour repairing the brig (roof armor which npc's, who I'm PAYING, refuse to fix) My rewards? 39g, 19 large cannon balls (useless since large cannons are gunport only), 16 liquid flame (useless in pve), a common ballista and 9 ballista bolts. Oh, and a common ballista blueprint (Yipee!) Was that a hint for me to do whales? Naa. Can't be. In that hour and a half sailing around I didn't see a single one. Surely not. Ok, so remind me again, what was this grand plan about me spending more time at sea and less on land? I forget. Oh wait, I remember. That massive adrenaline rush I get from doing both of the 3.0 sunken treasure (the only 2 the sextant buffed showed in all that sailing around) which paid more than either the map or the sotd (barely)! And that's with me only getting to do one because after I dived on the second one I found the entrance to the chest buried under dirt. But hey, I still got 56g off the first one. Yea baby! Filthy rich. 105 more days like this and I can afford to change the name on my ship! Whew! I still have a reason to play the game. I'm so glad I came back to Atlas. (For those unfamiliar with me or my methods, this is NOT optimism. It's fucking sarcasm.)
  2. Jean Lafitte

    I'm out again.

    I'm done... again. Decided not to play until there's a wipe and the whole stupid land claim system gets fixed. It started with someone claiming and taxing a previously unclaimed island where I was farming tin and cobalt. It got exacerbated when I was trying to build a ship to take on STOD. Spent a small fortune in time and resources, got to the part where I was trying to place a sail and it kept saying obstructed (even though it was blue). Ripped half the ship back apart and it was still obstructed (and got 0 resources back because it wasn't 'anchored'). Got pissed off and demolished the entire shipyard. Then, got to looking at claiming the island I was on (not because I wanted taxes but because I didn't want anyone taxing all the work I'd put into it) and realized just how much maintenance I'd have to do to keep paying for it. Screw that. If you claim the land, you're taxed by the game, forced into a time-sink to pay for it and the only thing you get is that someone else can't tax you. If you live on someone else's claim, you're taxed by them, spend 20% more of your time to gather the same amount of resources and get nothing return. If you live on an unclaimed island, someone can come tax you without so much as a by-your-leave and you get nothing in return. Of course, the other option is to live on a lag-fest lawless island and there, you are never truly safe from dickhead neighbors. Sorry but this is supposed to be a game, it's supposed to entertain the players. None of those options above are entertaining to me. Ta-ta.
  3. THANK YOU! My god that was a long time coming. Always pitched my gear out under something and couldn't get it back.
  4. Jean Lafitte

    Need Help pls

    Would you have me any other way?
  5. Jean Lafitte

    Need Help pls

    Think of it like this. It's so much like reality. When you created the company you went to the bank and got a loan to start it. All of your shit was collateral. When you left the company, the bank repossessed. They just dispensed with all that bothersome legal paperwork. Here's the good news. Now that you know the secret, you can become rich (providing you're very likable.) Just start a new company, get people to join and then, boot them in the ass. Voila' you now own all their shit!
  6. Still hoping Realist. Still hoping. Have you bought the game yet or are you still spewing from a spectator's perspective? And for a serious response to this thread: Nothing is going to happen the way you want, the way you expect or even the way you hope. Thus far, Grapeshot has made it perfectly clear that they have some obscure vision for this game and they're hell bent on making it happen, regardless of how screwed up things get (remember paste to make a rock?). Early on they tried to make a comparison with EVE Online. For years, EVE players have had a voice in the direction of that game. https://community.eveonline.com/community/csm/ 10 players from the community are elected to that council for a 1 year term. CCP even flies them out to Iceland every year, flight and accommodations paid, in order to meet with the devs and discuss face-to-face the issues the players have. They don't always agree but, the players voices do get heard. This post, and the hundreds if not thousands on this forum like it, are nothing more than pissing into the wind. That gif that I made, and the reason everyone sees it as funny, is because that's the perceived truth. Until this game has something similar to that csm, you can jump on these forums and scream your head off all you want. Just realize, that gif is most likely how it's received.
  7. Funny thing, I made this like 6 months ago and it's still true today.
  8. The following is a collection of known links to unofficial Atlas fan sites and utilities. If there is a website I have not listed or have missed some info regarding a site, please post a reply and I'll add it. Sites Atlas Calculator - A skill tree calculator. - Added 2/23/19 Atlas Trade Helper System - Forum Link - A small web application to assist traders in finding other traders. - Added 2/23/19 Atlas Map Web Application - Forum Link - A dynamic Atlas map showing a variety of details including players per server. - Added 2/23/19 Atlas Public Stockade - Forum Link - Uses the public Atlas ban list to display Steam info about those banned from Atlas. - Added 2/23/19 Tools A-CALC Taming & Companion Tools - Forum Link - Android tool to assist in taming. - Added 2/23/19 ArkPnt - Updated for Atlas. Used to convert .pnt files to .png and back again. - Added 2/23/19 Ark Paint Converter - Updated for Atlas. Used to convert .pnt files to .png and back again. - Added 2/23/19
  9. Restarted in a freeport. Took 2 steps, game froze locked up. Restarted again. Played 30 min, game locked up again. Lost all my shit, Restarted again. Got my RSloop, next zone over, 5 SOTD dog piled me, ship gone. Lost all my shit, Ctl-Alt-Del, end task, fuck that. Waited a week. Restarted in a new freeport. Got my RSloop, Killed by 5 pigs, Lost all my shit. Fuck it.
  10. Jean Lafitte

    Nope, game still fucked, not coming back.

    Game crashing has been a problem since day one. SOTD have been a problem since they flooded the ocean with them the first week. And not having your own loot drop in a freeport when you die was a problem the minute they released that stupid patch. You have no idea who I am but I do know what this game is.
  11. Jean Lafitte

    Nope, game still fucked, not coming back.

    RIght, because we know this game has been perfect since day one. My god, look who turned into the fanboy.
  12. Jean Lafitte

    Give me my time back

    Because dipshits like you keep singing the praises of broken EA games, companies like GS can get away with making YOU pay to test a game for them. Damned funny isn't it? GS is laughing their ass off all the way to the bank selling a busted game and you're defending them like that's how it should be.
  13. Jean Lafitte

    Give me my time back

    Because god knows, that as a paid beta tester he should have no right to get pissed off when shit doesn't work. How dare he. Oh... wait a minute...
  14. Jean Lafitte

    Captains log Vol. 23 = full fail !

    I think you seriously underestimate the number of a**holes on this planet. So, let me give you a reason: Because some people just want to watch the world burn.
  15. I have two claims in neighboring grids. One tundra, one polar. Ownership of both is possible... keep reading. The Tundra Claim Tons of basic resources except fiber and metal. There is some fiber but not a lot. Very few metal nodes but gobs of metal 1 grid away on the polar claim. Gobs of fiber 2 grids away. Very low predator count. Bears, horses, pigs, cows, chickens, crows, albatross, a few wolves and lions to tame. A few snakes but not many. Large and small shipyard already on the claim. I can unlock them for your usage or you can build your own. There is an abandoned RSchooner and raft on the beach. Large single waterfront claim with multiple adjoining claims deeper into the island that can be opened up if you need. It's in the tundra so you'll want some fortitude. It does get cold but I run around in the daytime in hides. The Polar Claim The polar claim is also a deepwater claim. There are rocks and trees. It will let you establish an outpost near metal nodes and gobs and gobs of sunstone (the sunstone is unclaimed and not taxed. Neighboring claims are.. and they're not ours) The polar claim is completely undeveloped with no tax house on it. Here's the deal. There's a 20% tax on the tundra (which I may remove. I'm still undecided as to whether it's even worth it to collect), 0 tax on the polar. I'm looking for someone to use these claims. We have TONS of claims, more than we can develop, and are looking to open some up. These two claims, we have no plans for. The deal is, you stay on the claim until we're satisfied that you're not an asshat or a griefer (est. 1-2 months), that you're not going to piss off the neighbors (our allies) and that you're not going to vanish and make it a pain in the ass to get the claims back and I'll demolish and give you both if you wish (I'd suggest studying the map before you decide, there is overlap on both). If you're worried that we'll lock you out, that'll only happen if you become a serious dick. We have no need for any resources, structures or ships you plan to create or collect. We have too many of all of those as it is. The tundra claim is on the opposite side of the island from our main base so you won't have to worry about us knocking on your door every day but you will have the advantage of our resources. I'm pretty sure our cook can spare you a few seeds if you decide to become a pirate with a green thumb. Bonus: Build an animal pen and I'll give you a bear and a horse. Requirements: No asshats. Respect the claims. Respect the neighbors. We're all pretty friendly and help each other out.
  16. Jean Lafitte

    Think I'm done here for now.

    Since day 1 my client has crashed repeatedly. The game locks up and freezes. It takes task manager to kill the game and restart it. Unfortunately there is no crash dump file so reporting it does nothing and the dev's seem to be focused on the server code and not the client code. This lockup will occur 3-4 times per gaming session at random times. As a result, I can't be trusted to sail ships as it's likely I'll crash while doing so. We've lost one schooner this way. I can't be trusted with decent tames. I've also lost one nice bear this way. Since I can't be trusted to successfully sail a ship or ride a tame, two of the biggest factors in this game, then I certainly can't be trusted in more intense situations either. This effectively makes me useless for doing end-game content and it right pisses me off because the crashes occur at the most inopportune moments. The two recent losses as a result of crashing has essentially removed my will to play this game. Losing ships to a fight, I'm fine with. Losing tames as a result of my own stupidity, I'm fine with. Losing things I've worked for because of an unstable client, I'm not fine with. But hey, this is EA right? I should expect to lose everything without notice, right? Perhaps. But I should also expect to see patch notes that say they are fixing client stability. I should expect a bug report system where when I report this issue it's not cycled to the last on the page so that it doesn't get 'upvoted' and therefore gets ignored as unimportant. I guess everyone who's left Atlas has had that 'game breaking' moment where something convinced them that it's not worth it to hang around. This is mine. Whether it's coincidental or not, it seems most of my 'crew' are playing a lot less as well. I have therefore decided to enter maintenance mode. A large number of the claims we have I'm going to give to crew members as they leave the company and find others that are more stable to play with. Many are deciding to just quit. Claims on one particular island where I got started, I'm going to log in periodically to maintain. Those not wanted by company members, I'm going to either give away or let decay on their own. This also means that I'm going to give a lot less of a shit about these forums. There's no point in debating the finer points of a game that I essentially cannot play. So long and thanks for all the fish.
  17. Jean Lafitte

    Think I'm done here for now.

    Very clever. Any game that gives me an API where I can write my own C# code and create my own AI... in game... has my attention. I've owned it for years. Now, the servers are finally becoming stable enough that it's MP PVP is actually playable. He guessed it.
  18. Jean Lafitte

    Think I'm done here for now.

    Just wait. When you're pacing up and down the gunwales of your galleon trying to think of what to do... remember this post.
  19. Jean Lafitte

    Think I'm done here for now.

    I was waiting for this. There's always someone who's going to say, "Well, since I have no problems it must be your computer." Meanwhile I play a lot of other games and none of them crash to the point that they lock up and freeze. And just for comparison... AMD x8 @4.0ghz, 32gb ram, RX 580 4Gb, Kingston SSD. So it's not like I'm playing on a potato and I've tried every setting. Come to think of it, the freezing up became noticeably worse after inviting others to join me and using discord. Either way, like others who have posted on this thread, there's not much left to do. 650ish hours into the game, still haven't done power stones or anything high level and tbqh, I have no real desire to do any of that anyway. I was hoping that, with the comparisons to EVE that there would be a lot of trading going on in this game. I obviously misunderstood. Pitching shit on the ground is not a trading system to me. And what's the point of trading when you don't have to go that far to farm unique items? And the only point of unique items would be for high level gear, which I've never found useful as a tamer because my problem isn't damaging animals I'm trying to tame, it's not doing so much damage that I end up killing them. That or I could build more ships which cause more lag and still have no real reason to sail any of them any way. No... I'm going to go back to a game I've had for years that is coming out of EA this week.
  20. Jean Lafitte

    Game not responding

    Normally, I try to be logical on these forums. A voice of reason and intellect. FUCK THAT! I am utterly sick and fucking tired of these 'not responding' crashes. Every single time I try to play, at least 3 times in the first 15 minutes the GD game crashes and stops responding to the point that I have to load up task manager and kill it. To make this stupid shit worse, I can't even log back into the GD game until I go to sleep. Last week we lost a schooner because of that bullshit. We are approaching a zone, I'm at the helm, crash... on the other side, SotD's have blown off 4 planks before I can even get back into the game. Tonite, I decided to go mine some cobalt in a polar region. Jumped by a yeti, crash. I finally make it back in with my bear at 20% health, hop on, run off and pop a heal. Not more that fifteen FUCKING MINUTES LATER... crash, not responding. This time I log in and a bear that I've had for over 6 weeks is dead and my shit is piled in a fucking heap. I do not want a fucking submarine. I do not want a fucking crab, a bookcase, or some undersea trench. Why? Because all of them are FUCKING USELESS in a game that constantly crashes. FIX THIS SHIT! Thank you. I am now done pounding on the keyboard. Oh, and don't even bother to tell me to submit a bug report. A. It's a freeze, there is no crash dump file to report. B. I reported this weeks ago. Do you know what page that report is on?
  21. Jean Lafitte

    Game not responding

    You think this post is about a fucking bear? Save your fake pity for someone who doesn't know you.
  22. Jean Lafitte

    Gold / SOTD taxation

    But... but... the dev's said if you don't drop a flag every 10 meters, you can't WIN!!!! https://map.playatlas.com/
  23. Jean Lafitte

    Atlas Unofficial Links - Fansites, Tools & More

    Added .pnt converters.