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  1. AntonyVW

    Honest feedback on solo pve

    Do you want solo play where you are the only player there? Or solo play on the main servers? either way you can access the entire game. There are some things that are a little harder to achieve playing solo but if you are on the main servers there are usually some folk around that might be willing to help out.
  2. My experience of the non-dedicated servers was that you were lucky if you could travel far even on the same island
  3. Wasn't that supposed to have been done on the test server?
  4. NA PVP was taken down for only a few hours. Why are they given preference? Why are they not having to wait the same as the other servers? Or why are the other servers not given the same treatment as the NA PVP?
  5. Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but I should point out that only the NA PVP server has gone live. The NA PVE - EU PVE & EU PVP will not be going live till the 8th. Same day as the Xbox gets access. Though for the life of me I cannot understand why the NA PVP has been given preferential treatment over the other servers. If it is ok for one then it should have been the same for the others or else all should have waited until the 8th.
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    Answer to: New ATLAS Road Map

    That's more than likely true. But as another thread points out this forum is not the only place to get info. Particularly if you use Twitter and discord & steam etc. However unless the xbox players read any of them, they are limited to the xbox forums. I wonder what Realist has been saying on there?
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    Answer to: New ATLAS Road Map

    Has anyone stopped to think that the number of Xbox players who buy the game might actually be low due to what they may have read on these forums? They might not want to buy a game that is having such big issues.
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    Are you old?

    I'm not old, just nearly 60. I know what games I like and what games I don't (Ive been playing computer games since 1981, which is longer than many gamers have been alive). I know when a game is going to bore me or when its going to hold my attention. I also know how to use both the forums and discord (and possibly twitter when I think about it). I also am much aware that I don't read 90% of what's on discord because its very hard to follow a particular topic as so many people ask so many things that are all tangled up and no sense to most of them. Forums however, allow me to read things at my leisure. To think about what is said and respond if I want to. Discord and Twitter may be the fad of the younger generation, but it will be replaced at some point. Forums have already been around a long time, from even before MMO's existed, well actually before there was any real graphics. Point is, more information can be given, in a single place in a forum than it can in discord chat. Its all collected in one place and easy to access. Goodness I have no idea what Ive missed on discord overnight, and I have no desire to spend all day trying to find what I last read. If I want to read something in a forum, its relatively easy to find a topic I'm interested in, and ignore the ones I'm not. My second issue. I look at terms like "livestream" and wonder how can something that is pre-recorded be called "live"? To be live means something is done at that time. If it was live then questions asked in the chat can actually be answered in the "livestream". There is no way the wall of text of people asking about a wipe would have been missed. It could have therefore been answered there - in the "livestream" for everyone to hear at same time. Don't call something "live" if you know its recorded. Have the decency to do a proper livestream. And yes, we here in the forums DO like to know you are keeping up with what we write. We know some of what is written here is read, as its already been acknowledged in the "livestream", that some lengthy article have been written on the forums that have been helpful. We however, DO NOT, need an essay for a response when a simple acknowledgement will suffice. AND YES it would be very nice to see a LOT more activity from the company on the forums.
  9. Ive been playing since Christmas. I put a lot of hopes on yesterdays Q&A. Those hopes disappeared long before the pre-recorded session did. There was a lot of if's and maybe's, but no real hard fact of what was going to happen. No new content till after Xbox goes live? That is a kick in the face to the long term players. The so called road map should have been happening right from the beginning. Stage one should have been in place from day one not 8 months later. Stage 2 was so hit and miss about what we might get. when new ships were mentioned all we really heard was "well we would like to add new ships but the are to much hard work". Not disputing that, but hasn't the ground work for them already been done with the existing ones? You know how the system works as you have 4 pretty poor ships already. The pie chart seemed as if it was put there to make it look like there was going to be some major changes. IF that is true they need to be happening now not after the launch of Xbox. The game needs new life. We thought we would get that with a new lead dev but all we are getting is more of the same. Mega update 3 has been ditched or become "Mega lets add Xbox and ignore the current players update". This is not what we want to hear at all.
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    Livestream Q&A

    When are we getting new ships and proper sails? When will we get more variety in buildings - ie different pillar positions - wall styles - window styles etc
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    Mega update 3?

    Hi @Dollie Asking for an ETA of when it was going to be delivered was not the main point of my post. What I asked for was an update as to whether it still existed and what was going to be in it. ETA would be nice but not expected. But far to little info is being given out just lately on any topic. It is making folk like me wonder if it still on the cards and whether its going to contain more than just a cat.
  12. My son got me into playing NMS a couple of months ago. So I have experienced it from both before and after the latest update. I also own it on both PS4 and PC so I can see what the differences are between them. One thing I am impressed with is their desire to get it right. The effort that has gone into it has been worth the effort. The fact that they told the player base what was being planned has been a massive boom. THAT is what Atlas needs. We need a road map of where the game is headed. Not the little hints that get dropped once in a while of something that might happen, but an actual tangible target. Im more than happy with Atlas being a fantasy pirate game. Nothing wrong with that at all - in fact it would be most welcome. The problem seems to be that its anything but that. Far to many unnecessary tames and nowhere near enough ship types. We need Atlas to be ship focused not tame focused. The game needs something that the community can focus on and get excited about - like NMS did with the VR. In Atlas's case it needs to be something pirate or fantasy based - preferably both. Atlas has a huge potential for being a great fantasy pirate game. But they need top decide if that is what they are going to produce and how. Stop pandering to the minority of so called experts and deliver what the majority of folk want - which just happens to be fantasy pirate. As Boomervoncannon says, try NMS and look what they have done from being an almost total failure to where they are now.
  13. I've never played Ark so I can not compare Atlas to it. But. We have more than enough useless tames in the game and could do with actually getting rid of a few of the more senseless ones. This is meant to be a fantasy pirate game, not an animal taming game. We need more ship types. Not sail skins but actual sail types to go with the different types of ship. The player base have been screaming for this certainly for as long as Ive been playing (which was around Christmas). If its fantasy then let the fantasy revolve around the ships and piracy NOT the tames. I also believe it was mentioned on a few occasions about an element of steampunk in the game? Not really seeing that as it seems to revolve around tames far to much. We need the devs to tell us what the roadmap is for the game, because at the moment it does not appear as if there is one. Goodness we don't even know what the story is supposed to be about if it even has one. We need to know what is planned and how its going to fit together. How things might get changed if it does not go as planned. The claim system is an example of things not going right, but has at the moment no info on how things will be moved forward. The complete lack of interaction from the devs is pretty poor. The captains log was downgraded so we actually get far less information now than we used to, (which was never much to begin with), add to that how long it seems for some things to get sorted and its easy to see why player frustration builds so quickly. As I said, I have never played Ark, but from all the comments made to date, Atlas is either a poor copy or a stand alone DLC for it. Either way the constant comparison is not helping. That is not a problem caused by the players (although they have contributed towards it for obvious reasons), but by the devs failure to show it as a separate game altogether. Just look at how many references there are to Ark coming from the devs themselves when they do talk about Atlas. Many folk have said that few if any lessons have been learned from Ark, I cant comment on that, but I can see we don't seem to be separating the two. Many people say this is a PVP game. Nothing wrong with that. BUT it IS also a PVE game and that needs to be accepted by all, not denigrated. We need to work together to improve things not bite each others heads off. Does Atlas have a future? Depends on what gets done. But it sure has a lot of possibilities. Lets hope that things get sorted.
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    Mega update 3?

    @DollieWhy have we not had any recent update on mega update 3? Yes, I know we have had the single player and non-dedicated multiplayer and Blackwood. But we have not heard anything about mega update 3 for quite some time now. No info if its still in the pipeline, when its due or what's actually in it apart from the few items we know about like the cat, or anything to be honest. What we do know about it does not really constitute a mega update unless there is a lot they are not telling us about. Can we be updated please?
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    Blackwood is just fantastic

    I can also confirm those locations as Ive been to many of them. Only thing Ive been disappointed in is only found 1 cave so far. And for those who haven't seen that yet, its on the freeport island. From the north freeport go left and follow the coast around you will find a waterfall then next to that the cave. Not very big I admit but its there. Oh and the Japanesse/Chinesse type village - that's on the island where you find the dragon/hydra - on the east side of island