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Jean Lafitte

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  1. 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
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    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.
  3. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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?
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    Game not responding

    You think this post is about a fucking bear? Save your fake pity for someone who doesn't know you.
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    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/
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    Atlas Unofficial Links - Fansites, Tools & More

    Added .pnt converters.
  12. Jean Lafitte

    My ship now has cow power

    Mine are stuck in buildings. On a ship, just lower and raise the anchor tnd they'll pop up.
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    Any wipe plan on new land claim system?

    1. If they announce a wipe, players who've quit will come back in a massive flood. 2. Let's assume you're right that only 3k keep playing. That's 3,000 players / 16 freeports = 187.5 players per freeport. Need I say more?
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    Any wipe plan on new land claim system?

    A wipe? Fresh start? Seriously??? Ok, I'm going to guess one of two things here. Either your suffering from alzheimer's or you weren't here on day one. The last thing this dev team needs right now is a repeat performance of the game's launch.
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    My ship now has cow power

    Yep.
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    My ship now has cow power

    Right, here's the problem with that methodology, The pilot flies it, the mechanic fixes it and the stewardess assists customers. Right now, our pilot is blind and flying any general direction he chooses. The mechanic has no manuals on how the plane was built so he's trying to fix things by guessing at what the pilot busted. And the stewardess? She's been replaced by an automaton that stands in the aisle and keeps repeating, "thanks for your patience."
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    My ship now has cow power

    You're lucky that didn't result in udder destruction. Seriously though. I've got 3 bears stuck in floors and 1 has been for 3 weeks. I refuse to rip up my floors yet again. If I finally get sick of looking at bear, I'll blunderbuss his ass.
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    Secrets of Atlas you may not have known

    Every town has it's village idiot. It's an immutable law of physics.
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    Devs. you doing something wrong

    Which proves what? BTW, atlas info is not an official site.
  20. Make up your mind. Did you love or hate Ark?
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    Devs. you doing something wrong

    No, as usual, those are numbers you just made up in your warped head to prove your point.
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    Devs. you doing something wrong

    Which again reveals that by cherry-picking your comparisons you can get charts to say what you want. Like dem apples? (wow, that was the lamest comeback ever)
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    Devs. you doing something wrong

    You were not comparing apples to apples. Do I need to post my chart of Atlas vs No Man's Sky again? Charts and graphs are relative. You can make them display anything you want by manipulating the way the chart is laid out and you can furthermore create exactly what you want to show by cherry-picking the comparisons, which you obviously did. Furthermore, charts only show the past trends, they do not predict the future.
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    Feasibility of Claim Change Idea?

    I'm currently working with a guy who I'm going to give a waterfront claim to. Once myself and the neighbors are comfortable that he's not an asshat or a griefer, I'll demolish the claim I'm allowing him to build on with no problem. This benefits my company, our neighbors and allies and the guy who's building on the claim. We all get a good neighbor (we hope), he gets a claim of his own that ensures his hard work can't be taken away, and we get tax collection from the inland claims he'll be farming. Hoarding claims isn't the only option. While the dev's may consider claim count a 'win', hoarding claims has so far generated enough animosity toward the system that the devs are going to change it. And IF the changes still allow hoarding, the complaints will continue to pile up until something drastic is done. Unless land owners, like you and myself, come up with a viable solution that gives players what they want while still achieving the goals we as land owners want, the devs will be forced to ram something down our throats. And what they come up with will likely be much less palatable that the solution we come up with. So, I suggest you approach this like a business. If they're already on your claims, you have a captive audience. Make them happy by giving them a claim, raise the taxes and you create a monopoly where everyone is happy (mostly). Or should I say happier?
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    Secrets of Atlas you may not have known

    Tips: Press M to bring up the map - hold the right mouse button to focus on the compass + hold ctl to bring up a camera + left click the mouse to take a picture. They're saved as Ark .pnt files in \ATLAS\ShooterGame\Saved\MyPaintings Don't ever try to make a helpful post because @Realist will HAVE to sabotage it.
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