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  1. So I'm guessing no on the updates for Blackwood?
  2. Sydhart

    Bankrupt game

    Yep, waiting on New World as well. Amazon has the assets to actually hire competent designers and will be able to actually fund development without doing cash grab releases of unfinished games.
  3. Map is cool but unfinished, buggy, and imbalanced. Is it possible for a group to use the map editor to go in and fix it?
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    Do the silos not work for single player

    They don't work on the Blackwood map at all if that is what you are playing. Blackwood map has all kinds of issues such as plant boxes not working on most islands, falling through the water in some areas, way too many damned mermaids on the Powerstone island, no fish in ocean in many areas, that I doubt will be fixed.
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    Nitrado Blackwood Server High CPU Usage

    So we figured out what it is. Going to share in case this is happening to others. We started poking around in the files and within atlasmain/shootergame/saved there is a file that holds information for the individual players. Not sure what all of it is but there were a couple that were very large, like 2.4GB. The file extensions are XXXXXXXXXXXX.arkprofile. We analyzed the file and it was just a bunch of bed activity and other nonsense. So we deleted the largest file and viola, no issues. So now we go in and clean out all those files that get too large.
  6. Renting a server from Nitrado and running the Blackwood map. It was great for about 2 weeks but as of early last week the CPU usage on the dashboard shows continuous 90%-95% usage. Restart helps for a short time but within 10-30 minutes the RAM usage jumps up and CPU pegs out again and we get terrible rubber banding to the point it's unplayable. We don't have a ton of large buildings or anything and only about 10 ships. Got about 10-12 bears tamed, 3 giraffes, 2 elephants, and some chickens, sheep, and cows but nothing crazy. We've messed with the config settings a bit and have 3X harvesting, XP, mating, etc. Half on food and vitamins consumption. I don't think there's anything on settings that are way out of line but maybe certain settings really screw up the program? We had some issues with claims and company where we lost some claim flags along with boats and buildings and had to use admin commands to force ownership back too. I wish we could just turn claim flags off as it's a PITA but not sure what setting that is. I feel like that may be part of the issue. Anyone else having similar issues or have any suggestions?
  7. Sydhart

    How dead is it on your server?

    I haven't logged onto NA PVE for a couple weeks now. Before that, for a month, it was really just to feed animals and check gold on ships. Now I could care less. Was waiting to see how the ARK expansion would turn out and based on bug reports and what I've seen so far in reviews not going to bother picking it up. Playing on a private server at the moment with a couple real life friends and family but once that gets old (and Cyberpunk comes out) I'm absolutely done with this company. Very poor communication, lack of QC in patch releases, lack of vision, and lack of understanding on what their community wants. It was a fun ride through ARK and Atlas but without some major communication changes and innovations in the game, this company is done.
  8. Sydhart

    Too much negativity

    Animal hands down!
  9. Sydhart

    Abandoned ships

    Yes, anyone. Really sort sighted on the coding of that one. There's still a raft in D6 Mid Southwest large Island that's been stuck in a dock since almost the launch date. No bed and just a chest and a campfire on it. The company name and everything else is all digits because the owner doesn't even exist on the servers anymore. The owners of that dock just built around it. Very laughable.
  10. Based on the initial reviews of Genesis, I don't think we'll be seeing any development here for a while. Looks like they dropped another giant turd and this one may just overflow the shit show to the point where the company may have to dig for a while.
  11. Sydhart

    Blackwood Ghost/Merchant Ship?

    I've never seen the Ghost ship in the Blackwood dedicated server that my friend has. Not a ton of hours in it, about 40, but it's a fairly small map and I've sailed over all of it multiple times gathering resources.
  12. Sydhart

    An idea for a mod

    There was a similar suggestion of making something like this in the Freeports. Where you have a animal yard with a vendor who you list your animals with. Essentially it just uploads the animal to the server, you can scroll through the animals on the list that includes type, price, base stats window, then select the one you want and poof, one of the animals in the pen becomes your new purchased animal. There are so many good ideas out there that could make this game great but there has been zero recognition by this development team. So sad.
  13. Sydhart

    All the one non lawless lands are horded

    What is silly and just broken is that there are players with multiple accounts and alt companies that own dozen's of islands and don't do shit on them except earn gold from treasure maps. The current design of this game is a broken mess.
  14. Sydhart

    Blackwood Map, NO FISH!

    Can also tame a cow. Much easier to get Vitamin D and it also replenishes water. But yes, I agree that the map needs work on the ocean life. Diving into the sea and seeing no fish is not very immersive. On the other hand, there is zero risk in going after ship wrecks.
  15. Sydhart

    Latest Patch (v404.5)

    Mostly just adjustments for PvP. Zero new content and very few QoL adjustments except for the adjustments to loot tables which is nice (and should have been done a year ago). Very disappointed right now to be honest. When are speed sails going to be fixed? When are we going to get some new ship designs? I'm bored to death of sailing for hours upon hours just auto-sailing along gridlines to get maps.