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    Explosive Barrels Bugusing

    An acknowledgement of the ticket is just standard procedure, your ticket is not closed. One of our GM's should get to it soon.
  2. Ahoy Pathfinders! This Captain’s Log will cover ... nevermind -- we’re too excited, there's much on the horizon to share, so point yer prows hither and let’s get to it. The much-awaited Xbox Launch is imminent. As in, really imminent. Here’s what you need to know: ATLAS will launch into Xbox One’s Game Preview next month. ATLAS will be available for digital download on the 8th of October 2019 It will launch Day One with crossplay support allowing Steam and Xbox to play together in the same gigantic world. Complete re-bindable keyboard and mouse support for Xbox players ensures full game parity and an even playing field for all players Optional single-player and private session modes, which also makes use of the new procedural “Wild Pirate Camp” system There will be simultaneous updates and content pushes for both Xbox and PC ensuring the delivery of the same experience for Pathfinders on both platforms We’re working on getting Unofficial servers setup for Xbox Day One with Nitrado, where cross-platform can be enabled or disabled (in any direction so PC or Xbox player servers only) official network wipe After evaluating our options with the introduction of cross-platform multiplayer and a modified world map, we have decided that the best option to ensure the smoothest possible game experience is that our Official Networks undergo a data wipe on the 28th of September at 12am EST. Following the wipe, we will be permanently relaunching the NA PvP Network in order to iterate on our changes in a live-environment, following that will be the full permanent relaunch of all other networks on the 8th of October with full crossplay support (NA PvP will not wipe again on the 8th). With the upcoming major version launch this Saturday, here’s what players can expect: New world map with improved biome layout (and a new biome type) Over 70 new core island templates, and many polish improvements to existing islands Over 20 new cosmetics, and sail cosmetics Improved client and server performance Full Gamepad support "Wild Pirate Camps" option for singleplayer and non-dedicated sessions (enabled by default): take over each island across the ATLAS by attacking and claiming procedural enemy pirate camps, guarded by cannons, pirates wielding all sorts of weapons, and even powerful pirate ships! New Multi-shot Hydra Pistol Cats (with hats!) We have some more notes to come, which we’ll be sharing in full on Friday. We have opted for a rolling start in order to facilitate the best experience possible for all players on PC and Xbox. Beginning with this sole network allows us to monitor performance, make any technical adjustments necessary and resolve issues prior to the full Crossplay rollout on the 8th of October. Our decision to wipe the Networks was not made lightly and involved much deliberation and factoring in of technical aspects and the impact on our current PC players. We have made big changes to the game under the hood, revamped the world map with the addition of over 70 new, unique island templates, as well as some considerable optimization changes and limits put in place which required a full data wipe. After these sets of changes, we do not plan to wipe the network again, even with the introduction of additional platforms and new areas & islands further down our development timeline. We value and appreciate the time spent on the game and the only reason we carry out these wipes is after exhausting all possible alternatives and when they become a necessity. We truly appreciate all the support and feedback you’ve given us over the last few months and we’re excited to welcome new (as well as old) players onto the ATLAS! Structure, Tame, and Ship Limit Changes With the launch of the new network, we will be revising the following limits: ship, structure, and tame limits in order to provide players with the optimal experience. The new values are as follows: Maximum amount of structures in a 10k unit radius: 7875 Maximum amount of tames per company per gridregion: 300 (NOTE: Crew on stations no longer count towards the tame limit) Maximum amount of anchored ships per company per gridregion: 40 Maximum amount of unanchored ships per company per gridregion: 20 On The Horizon If you’re new to the ATLAS, you can cast yer one good eye over our Roadmap here: It’s important to note that this roadmap is not fully inclusive: we have a lot of other plans, content, and surprises in store for you all. We’ll be sharing more details with you as we go along. ServerGridEditor and Legacy Saves We’ve just uploaded the latest changes to our GitHub, this includes the latest json, new islands, and our updated WGE, so server owners can dive in and start making the necessary changes for the upcoming launch. It’s important to note that any savefile which used our older islands previously may have unpredictable issues after this update has been released, due to the level/technical changes that were made. We’d recommend wiping your saved data if you either used our jsons, or used our islands. For those playing on Blackwood specific saves, your data should be intact as well as those of you with completely custom islands. Github That’s it for this Captain’s Log, we look forward to sharing the ultimate pirate experience with our new crew members and continuing on our journey with our seasoned veterans (resplendent with their new fancy hats ) Happy Sailing, Grapeshot Games For the latest dispatch on #playATLAS keep yer one good eye trained on this here information Natter n' chatter on Discord: https://discord.gg/playatlas Hear ye, hear ye on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailtheatlas Watch us scallywags on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/sailtheatlas Plus ye can band with us Pirates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playatlasgame View full article
  3. Ahoy Pathfinders! In this Captain’s Log, we aim to give you an update on some new and exciting features that will be making their way to the ATLAS, as well as a brief status update on the next Mega Update. Before we begin, we’d like to give each and every one of you a huge thanks for the support you’ve shown ATLAS. Over the course of ATLAS’ development, our recent review scores on Steam have jumped considerably. We just wanted to express our thanks and show our gratitude for your support. We know that our work is far from over and that ATLAS still has a long journey ahead. There are many more changes we plan to make and features we would like to introduce. Keep your eye on the horizon, there is much to look forward to, some coming sooner than you might expect ;)! Mega Update 3! It’s been a while since we’ve spoken about our next Mega Update 3. There have been questions about the release date, and how it’s progressing. The update is still coming together, our team of developers is actively working on getting it ready to release. When we’ve got something to share about the launch date, additional features, it’s availability on the PTR, we will let you know. Though, we won’t leave you guys empty handed! Here’s an update on our Hydra Six-Shooter Pistol! In an earlier log, we revealed it’s concept art, now we can actually show you what it looks like in game as it’s going through its implementation. This pistol, as the name indicates, allows for up to 6 shots before reloading -- though it is significantly weaker than the single-shot flintlock! So if your aim sucks, or you have multiple targets, this will be a great weapon of choice. Wild Pirate Encampments! We’re excited to reveal to you a new system we’ve been working on, which will be released for Single Player, Non-Dedicated Multiplayer (more on that later!), Unofficial Dedicated Servers (optional), and potentially expanded onto the Official Networks in the future. This is how the new feature will function on Non-Dedicated Multiplayer and Single Player mode: “Wild Pirate Encampments” (WPE) are collections of enemy NPC characters, defensive fleets, and fortifications which inhabit claimable islands. They have varying weapons (melee and ranged), defenses (various cannons/turret types), and live in pre-built forts. They’ll also have AI ships representing all 4 classes (Sloop through to Galleon) patrolling the shoreline of their islands. The placement of Encampments will be randomized along the islands, and they can also include inland encampments without ships. You’ll have to explore an island to discover all the encampments which inhabit it, and the number can vary based on the island size, with larger islands having bigger and more Encampments. Each region will also have a WPE Level visible to players, some being higher than others resulting in better loot but a more challenging task. In order to claim an island, Pathfinders must destroy the WPE that currently live on it. This includes their patrolling ships and any enemy NPC within range of the Encampment center. Players will be able to use the Encampment claimflag to reveal nearby enemy NPCs. After claiming an Encampment, all Encampment structures transferred to the new settlement owner, and an Encampment Loot Box will be spawned. Once defeated, an Encampment will never respawn, and you cannot unclaim an Encampment. However, if the Encampment has not been fully defeated, it will reset to full strength if sufficient time has transpired without it being rendered. Players will have the option to disable WPE entirely via the Host Settings UI, or scale the difficulty of Encampments (this will not affect the loot quality). If you decide to enable WPE on an Unofficial Dedicated Server please note that: Encampments will only spawn (and can respawn) on unsettled islands when no players/tames/structures are nearby at all, over a long period of time. An island can only have Claim Flags placed on it when no Encampments are present on the island, indicated on the HUD when the system is enabled. With the implementation of this togglable content, we’ll be nerfing the traversal capability of Gliders on Non-Dedicated Multiplayer and Single Player, with an option to use the original values in Non-Dedicated Multiplayer. We’re excited to introduce this type of encounter to the ATLAS and we expect to have it ready in the very near future. Non-Dedicated Multiplayer! Following the positive response to Single Player and after evaluating the relatively small amount of technical bandwidth required to make this a possibility, we’re excited to announce that a new game mode will be making its way to players! Non-Dedicated Multiplayer will facilitate playing as a client whilst also hosting the server at the same time. It will allow up to 8 players to play simultaneously on the server. Similarly to Single player, the host will be able to make use of the host settings UI to adjust server settings to your group’s needs, as well as additional enhancements in your .ini files. We expect to have this game mode available next week (the week of July 14), and the “Wild Pirate Encampments” Beta towards the end of the month. ISO: Blackwood We are working on final touches and testing for ISO: Blackwood and we expect to have it ready to play later this month. Explore the heart of the jungle or settle in rolling farmland. Silent eddies run before your boat as you make your way through the slick reeds of The Mire. Wade through thick green waters teeming with dangerous creatures, rare plant life, and the occasional Gorgon to find buried treasure and lost corpses. Approach the ancient serpent boss, Anacython, if you dare! For those not familiar with Blackwood, this is not something we’ll be supporting specifically on our Official Network, as it was designed and intended to be used for single servers an example of a mod map that can be hosted unofficially. This specific map will be set up so that you can still enjoy all the mechanics that ATLAS has to offer, whilst hosting it as a standalone server with no database setup required! Live Game Patches Since the last Captain's Log, our live game updates have taken a look at some more long term issues we’d like to address with the game in addition to our general focus towards bugs, performance, and QOL. We released an update which was shortly reverted with the aim of tackling sky high Claim Flags. Our initial attempt involved setting a maximum height for flags to be placed at, but we recognize this one-stop solution doesn’t work for all islands, so we’ll be looking at a more island-specific approach in the future. We understand why these locations are chosen for flags, and how they relate to some of the more frustrating mechanics involved in contesting claims for both attackers/defenders, which we also plan to improve in the future. An additional patch focused on the implementation of Fast Decay on our Official Network in order to tackle the structure spam that is present on islands. We understand that this doesn’t resolve the root issue and it can be worked around, however, it’s an initial measure we wanted to put in place whilst we explore proper long term solutions. With today's patch, we'll be deploying a measure to help new settlement owners clear out existing structures on their island. A frustrating part of the game, after claiming an island from someone else, is dealing with the remains of their structures, whether that's a large base, or where that's multiple pillars and foundations littered around the island. With the latest patch, new settlement owners will now have a 12-hour window to activate a one-time razing of an island. This will destroy all structures on that island, including their own. It can only be used during peacetime, and will notify everyone on that specific grid, as well as log into any companies that had wiped structures on that island. And finally, crew changes! So, of course, you guys may remember our mention of the I.W.C.R.S, now dubbed the Silo - a structure which can store gold and berries and is capable of feeding and paying crew from anywhere on the island - a much needed QOL change! Another crew focused change we made recently, was to sync up the costs of both stationed and idle crew. This was because we wanted to encourage players to keep their crew stationed when possible, and the primary reason for that is for performance. Stationed crew are a lot more cost efficient on our servers due to specialized logic. So it’s a win-win for everyone here! Further changes involved allowing the stationed crew to repair boats, but that change was shortly reverted due to players requiring the choice of whether or not they wanted their crew to repair their boat. Having all crew capable of repairing meant resources were being used up a lot more rapidly than some intended due to natural boat decay, but changing it back to idle only, means players have a partial choice in determining how often those resources are being used up. It's clear this system could use some improvements, and it’ll likely be something that's touched on in the future. We wanted to highlight that sometimes we’ll make changes and they may not pan out, but we’re not afraid to pull those back, give them some more time in the oven or tackle problems from a different point of view. We appreciate your feedback as always and will continue to iterate on solving these problems and more! And now for the rest of the patch notes: 209.499 - Fast Decay has now been enabled for Settlement Owners - Fixed Reservoir and Waterpipes being from being falsely flagged by Fast Decay - Fixed some edge-case 3-5 structure builds from being falsely flagged by Fast Decay 209.497 - Fast Structure Decay has been enabled on our Official Network. This means that core foundation structures (floors, pillars, and fence supports), which are not snapped (connected) to more than 2 pieces or do not have a valid structure on top will have rapid decay which will result in their destruction after 12 hours of not being rendered in. Unofficials can enable this setting with the following command parameter: ?FastDecayUnsnappedCoreStructures=true - Reverted the change to Stationed Crew repairing anchored boats in order to control the amount of materials that are being consumed when a boat has been anchored. Idle crew will still repair boats. v209.491 - Magic Mythos bonus rates have been disabled - Fast Structure Decay has been disabled on our Official Network (needs more tweaks before we can set this live) v209.48 - Fixed a bug which would cause bears and horses from not basing on ships when they had storage carts attached to their harness (this would cause them to fall off ships when sailing) - Non Seamless Grid maps now save and load player/ship locations properly (notable on mod maps such as OceanTest) - Stationed crew can now repair anchored boats - Stationed Crew and Idle Crew now have the same gold cost requirements on land and on ships (Client will need to be updated to visualize this change, it's inc!) - Fast Structure Decay is now enabled on non-snapped core structures. This means that they will decay within 12 hours. v209.46 - Shipwrecks and their icons should now correctly vanish on the map after 5 days. We're still investigating legacy wrecks and however they may clear with this change after 5 days, as company data is loaded - Fixed "leave Company" button v209.43 - Fixed a bug which would sometimes cause the Wall Hook to not remember whether a light source was active after loading a saved game - Fixed a bug where players would temporarily enter combat state upon transition v209.4 - Fixed a bug which prevented players from gaining experience at level 149 (Max is level 150) - Companies are now enabled and force-created on Single Player so players have access to their Company Log. If you had a pre-existing savefile, you will be able to create a company, however it will only pull in boats/structures/creatures for the grid you're currently on. We recommend creating your company on your most active grid. You can use the cheat command 'cheat givetome' to pull boats/structures/creatures into your new company - Added an Admin Command to Single Player: cheat DoLeaveTribe - Forest Colouring can now be crafted and applied to items - Renamed one of the Purple colours to 'Dark Violet' as there were two of the same name - Demolishing buoys will no longer leave the sign floating behind 209.36 - Fixed a bug which caused silos to pay crew that weren't on the same team v209.35 - Reverted the Claim Flag height limit on Official Servers v209.34 - When replacing invalid claimflags, you can now place them within the green ring of your original flag - Claim flag height limit has been increased to 6500 units above sea level v209.31 - Magic Mythos is enabled on our Official Network: 4x Harvesting, 4x Taming, 4x XP, 2x Gold, 2x Egg Hatching, 2x Baby Maturing, 2x Crop Growth, and 50% less mating interval! - Company Island Point Limit has been increased by 100 - Tax Banks can only be placed by Admins or above in companies. - Fixed certain level creatures not receiving experience points in Single Player - Fixed underwater trenches not loading properly in Single Player - Fixed a bug which caused Pistols to have a bullet loaded after being repaired from a broken state - Discovery Zones on the map can now be hidden using the Toggle Island Info button on the ATLAS map - Discovery on the map now temporarily disappear beyond a certain zoon distance on the map (zooming back in will have them reappear) - Important: Claim Flags now have a maximum height limit when being placed. Claim Flags that were previously placed which exceed this limit will indicate as such on the HUD. Those which exceed the limit will be able to place a 2nd claim flag in a viable location. This will destroy your old flag and drop it's entire inventory into a loot cache (2 hour expiration time) on the ground. Next Wednesday, we'll be deploying an update which will force destroy any legacy flags which exceed the height limit. The limit is 4k units above sea level which is approximately 16/17 walls and only admins or above will be able to replace the flag. - New configurable ini setting for Claim Flag height limit [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] MaxSettlementFlagZ=4000 // you can set this number to 999999 to have no height restrictions. v209.1 - Added activate sail turning as a keybind (default: Left Shift) - Crew Members will now take food/gold from the following structures in this priority (it goes to the 2nd/3rd if the first does not have gold). Crew on Land: 1st priority: Resource Box and Food larder 2nd priority: Silo 3rd priority: Claim Flags Crew on Fully Anchored Boats: 1st priority: Silo 2nd priority: Claim Flags 3rd priority: Resource Box and Food larder - New placeable land structure 'Crew Resources Silo' which allows storage of food and gold to feed crew. Note this will also function on lawless servers, but to do so we've had to have them display island points on the map, however they still will not be able to be claimed. - New option on claim flag which allows turning off crew gold and food payment - Fixed an edge case which allowed you to fire cannons through walls - Fixed a bug where Crew was taking gold/food from a flag before they took it from a resource box/larder when dealing with Crew on Land. - Fixed a bug which prevented harvesting on creatures/using tools in Singleplayer - Fixed a bug which would sometimes cause the resource override to stop functioning, therefore provide players with a different resource than intended Show 'N Tell #9 We loved looking over the entries for Show 'n Tell and we're excited to showcase our favourites so everyone can check out player's creative endeavours and piratey adventures! Feast yer eyes on th' best o' th' bunch below! LUNNINGSTOOKS This shows some dedication to aligning and individually painting each canvas. Love it! GUNSLINGER Kudos to the builder, this is meticulously designed and executed. OTAWA72 Otawa never fails to impress with well-framed and creative shots. Honourable mentions MESCALIN PIRATESS Congratulations to all of the winners who will receive some real life cash booty! We look forward to the next round of Show n' Tell! Happy Sailing, Grapeshot Games For the latest dispatch on #playATLAS keep yer one good eye trained on this here information Natter n' chatter on Discord: https://discord.gg/playatlas Navigate ye olde Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/playatlas Hear ye, hear ye on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailtheatlas Watch us scallywags on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/sailtheatlas Plus ye can band with us Pirates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playatlasgame View full article
  4. Additional Update: We have managed to make already existing savefiles load with this change, however, you will be forced to create a new character and make a new company. Force-joining into the old company will not work. However, you can then reclaim all your structures, ships, and creatures again with the use of admin commands such as: - cheat takeallstructure This will transfer all the structures, boats, and claimflags of the previous company, to your own. - cheat takealldino This will transfer all the creatures of the previous company, to your own. - cheat giveallstructure This will transfer the structure you’re looking at, as well as anything snapped to it, to you. - cheat givetome This will transfer the individual object you’re looking at, to you (works with creatures too). With our upcoming update (v218.24), some critical changes were made to the way Unofficial Non-ATLAS (Blackwood) servers saves were handled. This was in order to resolve the following issues: Players were randomly removed from their company Companies being deleted Being unable to spawn on beds Beds not appearing on the map Ships not appearing on the map After some days of investigating ways in which we can push this update with no loss of data, we've had to acknowledge that it isn't possible to migrate existing saves to the new system for dedicated servers. Given the critical nature of these issues, we don't see putting this update on hold as a viable option. Unfortunately, Non-ATLAS (Blackwood) saves made prior to this patch on dedicated servers will no longer load. This means a new save file will need to be created. Please note that this change only impacts Non-ATLAS Dedicated servers, so Single Player and Non-Dedicated saves will be unaffected. We apologize to those affected, and we'll always look to avoid wiping or any data loss scenarios when and where possible. We have opted to push this update through quickly in order to allow players and dedicated server owners to get back into Blackwood with little pause. Thank you for your understanding
  5. Dollie

    ATLAS Roadmap

    Ahoy Pathfinders, Thank you for tuning in to our Dev Livestream this week. In this pre-recorded announcement, we’ll be summarizing the new roadmap we discussed in the Livestream as well as clarifying a few things raised by the Community. First of all, for those who didn’t catch the Dev Livestream, it can be viewed here The primary purpose of this stream was to bring you up to speed on our new direction and let you know what areas of the game we’re going to address moving forward. We opted to answer many of your questions from our Livestream Q&A forum thread by working them into the conversation in the stream (rather than reading them out verbatim and answering each one) for the sake of flow and clarity. We recognize that this format didn’t translate as well as we’d hoped for, so we’ll be improving on the structure of our streams in the future. The Mega Update and Xbox Launch Let’s get straight to reiterating and clarifying details in regards to the next Mega Update/Xbox launch which is coming very soon. The Xbox launch will include: Crossplay support between PC Steam and Xbox players for ATLAS. Parity between both platforms. Xbox players won't have to wait for updates as they will happen simultaneously with PC We’ll be working on bringing day one Keyboard and Mouse support for the game, otherwise, it’ll arrive shortly thereafter. The Mega Update includes content and changes currently on the PTR, as well as some additional content we’ve discussed, and this will go live on our Official Network at the time of the Xbox Launch. We’re incredibly excited to launch crossplay; we designed the ATLAS engine for crossplay across all platforms from the outset and ATLAS will be one of the very few games with full crossplay between Steam and console. There have been many questions about whether this update will be bringing a wipe. To be frank, this is not something we’ve decided on yet. We’re currently exploring ways in which we can handle this release without wiping and there are quite a few technical considerations which may make this a possibility, but we’ll share more info with you as soon as we’re able to. Livestream Recap ATLAS’ DNA The first point we covered on stream was revealing where we think players spend most of their time in ATLAS, and where we wanted it to be at a 1.0 launch (post-Early Access). This is the conclusion we came to: Essentially, we feel like players are currently spending too much time in certain areas of the game, and not enough time in the areas we think should be the most fun, such as Sea and Combat. Players can expect to experience more fun and engaging content out on the sea, and a cut back on the time spent on land or with creatures. This doesn’t specifically mean we’ll be removing certain areas completely, but instead reworking existing systems and adding new gameplay/content for the areas we want to increase. Now you’re probably wondering, how do we plan to get from A to B? Well, here’s our roadmap: Some important factors to keep in mind: This roadmap will begin after the release of Xbox We’ll be looking primarily at making tweaks towards the Official Network and Multiplayer modes, but of course, those will still benefit our other game modes and unofficial networks. However, the main official networks are our priority Tackling bugs and major performance issues will always be an ongoing effort. This isn’t everything. We’ll be able to reveal more details as we go along, plans can change, and there are going to be more phases but for now, we want to discuss our immediate plans for developing ATLAS. Phase 1: Quality of Life Improvements, Bug Fixes, & Performance Increases Arguably our shortest phase and has already commenced in part with performance fixes and some bug fixes, with some work on the Xbox, and some you’ve experienced on the PTR. Our plan: There will be no new content with this initial phase. This is because we’re going to be spending time fixing and adjusting already existing systems in the game. This means tackling pain points that you (and we) are already aware of, ranging from quality of life changes, balance, and polish on existing parts of the game. Reducing the tedium and streamlining getting to the fun. We know that there are aspects of the game which are frustrating and the solutions we can take to fix them (such as the Silo we implemented in a previous update to help with feeding crew). We’re making some meaningful changes here that will impact the player’s experience in the game, some larger than others, but all with the same goal in mind to improve the overall game loop. Just a few of the changes and fixes (both small and big) we’re planning to make: Fixing speed sails and increasing overall wind speed effectiveness. Adjustments to blueprint stat rolls and crafting requirements. Making improvements to logs for companies. Increasing max stack sizes for certain items. Removing the negative effects of status effects, including vitamins. Giving players the option to choose which Kraken to fight. Reducing the frequency of surface attacks by sharks. Increasing the treasure map spoil time. Cargo Container adjustments. Replacing the text in the game with a universal font style. Hiding more text behind the “Extended UI” function Making ladders easier to climb. Keep in mind that some of these items are things we want to address quickly, even if we consider them to just be temporary fixes for now. The changes in this phase will provide a much better experience in the present; however, we’ll be circling back to these areas in later phases to make much more extensive changes to these systems. One example of this would be “sailing.” We’ll make some early improvements to sailing during Phase 1 (such as fixing speed sails and increasing overall wind speed) and then we’ll loop back to sailing during Phase 2 for a more thorough pass on sailing functionality. Some more examples like this include: Tames and breeding will get a general balance pass, then we’ll do a larger update on tames and creatures in Phase 4. Blueprint scaling will get some early adjustments in Phase 1, then we’ll address it some more in Phases 2 and 3. Temporary fixes for certain combat meta pain points (until they can be further ironed out in Phase 3) such as: stat scaling, torpor, NPC swivels, harpoons gliders. Phase 2: Seas, Ships, and Sailing Phase 2 is when we’ll start to reintroduce new content to the game. The general philosophy of this update will be: Ensuring that you all are spending more time having fun on ships and out at sea. Making the ocean feel less repetitive, more inviting, and more rewarding. We want ships to feel like homes! If players want to spend all their time at the sea, they should be able to play that way successfully. There are quite a few ways we’ll be doing this, but you can expect changes along these lines: Improvements to existing sailing and ship systems. Introducing more NPC encounters on the ocean (and different types too). Introducing more activities you can do on your ship. Exploring ways for players to store ships safely when going offline and taking a deeper look at overall travel times and ship functionality (such as sails/wind/cargo containers). These are just a few examples of what we’ll be tackling in Phase 2 and we expect that players will feel a welcome and marked difference in their experience out at the sea once these changes are made. Next, we’ll be covering Phases 3 and 4. Please keep in mind that a lot of the details in these phases are very early and we’re still figuring out our exact priorities, but there are a few things we’re relatively certain of and are exploring right now: Phase 3: Skills & Combat Here are some things we’re pretty confident we’ll be doing in some form: A skill tree rework. We’re interested in something more akin to specializations and roles to give more depth to the skill choices you make. Improvements to make combat feel more fluid and impactful. We want it to feel even more fun when you’re fighting! Changing the ship combat meta to embrace stronger piracy gameplay: A shift to a “boarding” combat meta. New incentives for choosing between sinking, pillaging, or outright stealing ships. Potentially adjusting the ship stealing process/claim time. Changes to encourage more fighting on ship decks. Phase 4: World, Claiming, and Tames/Creatures This phase is perhaps the largest section of our new roadmap. As the furthest phase out from right now, it is definitely the most subject to change over time, but we’d still like to share an overview of our current thoughts on these areas of the game. In this phase, we’ll be exploring various subjects such as: The world layout and network. Some of the points we’re currently exploring are a possible combined PvPvE network and different continental world layouts. Factions, which are very early in design right now, but are something that we’re very interested in from both a gameplay and a narrative perspective as a means of giving players across multiple companies shared goals. Adding more MMO-esque elements to the game such as more populated ports/towns, deeper in-game economies, additional storage options, etc. We’ll also be making some significant changes to the claiming system, adjusting how much of a role it has on the world and addressing some of its biggest problems such as “pillar spamming” and "honeycombing". Reducing the importance and role of tames and creatures in the game, as well as polishing other PvE content in the game such as Golden Age locations, boss fights, the Fountain of Youth, etc. We wanted to acknowledge the issues that we’ve identified in the game and outline our plans to address them. It’s important to note that this roadmap is not fully inclusive: we have a lot of other plans, content, and surprises in store for you all. We’ll be sharing more details with you as we go along and you can expect to see a more active presence from our team in regards to acknowledging the current issues with the game and discussing how we plan to address them. We hope that sharing our new roadmap and details on what’s coming soon for ATLAS (and also further down the road) offers a further “glimpse behind the dev curtain” so to speak. Happy Sailing, Grapeshot Games For the latest dispatch on #playATLAS keep yer one good eye trained on this here information Natter n' chatter on Discord: https://discord.gg/playatlas Navigate ye olde Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/playatlas Hear ye, hear ye on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailtheatlas Watch us scallywags on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/sailtheatlas Plus ye can band with us Pirates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playatlasgame View full article
  6. Dollie

    "ATLAS IS NOT AN ARK DLC!"...yeah right

    ATLAS was never intended as an ARK DLC. Not at any point in its development. That's all.
  7. Ahoy Pathfinders, let the voyage begin! Dive into an endless adventure of piracy & sailing, exploration & combat among one of the largest gameworlds ever! We’re excited to announce that Xbox and PC Crossplay has launched. Hoist yer sails and charter a course for the ATLAS. The much anticipated Xbox Crossplay Launch has come ashore. All of our networks are now online: EU PvP/NA PvP/EU PvE and EU PvP. We’d like to welcome all of our new players and extend a hearty welcome back to our grizzled sea dogs returning for the fresh wipe. Here’s what you need to know: It has launched Day One with crossplay support allowing Steam and Xbox to play together in the same gigantic world. Complete re-bindable keyboard and mouse support for Xbox players ensures full game parity and an even playing field for all players Optional single-player and private session modes, which also makes use of the new procedural “Wild Pirate Camp” system There will be simultaneous updates and content pushes for both Xbox and PC ensuring the delivery of the same experience for Pathfinders on both platforms We’re working on getting Unofficial servers setup for Xbox with Nitrado, where cross-platform can be enabled or disabled (in any direction so PC or Xbox player servers only) Answers to some recent FAQ: ATLAS will be available on Xbox Game Preview for $29.99 USD (£24.99/€29.99) The size of the game on Xbox will be 80gbPlayers will be able to host Unofficial Xbox and Crossplay servers via Nitrado The Xbox One X version currently does not support HDR but we will be adding it into the game with a patch later this week, with a bundle of GPU and CPU improvements for all platforms which are currently in testing. We’ll continue to monitor feedback and suggestions and look forward to gaining insight into the perspective of our new players too. Finally, for those of you who've yet to experience the ATLAS, pick up a copy of it on Steam today for 15% off! https://store.steampowered.com/app/834910/ATLAS/ Thank you me hearties and Happy Sailing! Grapeshot Games For the latest dispatch on #playATLAS keep yer one good eye trained on this here information Natter n' chatter on Discord: https://discord.gg/playatlas Hear ye, hear ye on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailtheatlas Watch us scallywags on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/sailtheatlas Plus ye can band with us Pirates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playatlasgame View full article
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    Extra Life 24 Hour Stream

    Our 24 hour Extra Life stream is fast approaching and we welcome all of you across the ARK and ATLAS communities in joining us. Let’s see what we can raise for the kids through gaming and giving with our fundraising event starting November 2nd at 9 am PST! Live from our Seattle Studio to bring you entertainment, over 10k in giveaways from sponsors such as AMD, Alienware, MSI, Elgato, along with Collector’s Edition boxes, game keys, Discord, Nitrado vouchers, codes and more! So please tune in, whether you’re a streamer, a donator or just keen to be along for the ride, we’d love to have you! In the spirit of the event, we will be enabling boosted rates for all players on our Official Networks. These rates increase incrementally as each fundraising milestone is reached: ARK: 0.5x increase on all rates across our ARK Networks for every $5000 reached up to a maximum of 8x. ATLAS: The full rate increase breakdown can be found here As an added incentive to raise money and awareness for a great cause, we'll be revealing unseen content from the new Genesis DLC as we inch further towards our goal. Tune in on November 2nd to find out what's in store! Gather your tribes, alliances, and stimberries and join us on an epic 24hr adventure! If you’re feeling heroic, and want to support the event with your own stream and donation goals, sign up here and let’s raise some money! We’ve also launched a Discord server for our Extra Life event: https://discord.gg/gnUFBMT Remember to read the guidelines in the #welcome channel to get you set up to come along for the ride. In addition to spicy challenges, contests, and in-game events, here’s what you can expect to see during the show: Key Events 9.30 am - Extra Life Interview 10 am - Donation Incentives Breakdown 2 pm - Alienware Interview 3 pm - Games 5 pm - Discord Interview 7 am - Developer Interview 8 am - Wrap Up Please keep in mind that exact times may vary We look forward to seeing you all on game day as we come together for the kids! View full article
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    Our 24 hour Extra Life stream is fast approaching and we welcome all of you across the ARK and ATLAS communities in joining us. Let’s see what we can raise for the kids through gaming and giving with our fundraising event starting November 2nd at 9 am PST! Live from our Seattle Studio to bring you entertainment, over 10k in giveaways from sponsors such as AMD, Alienware, MSI, Elgato, along with Collector’s Edition boxes, game keys, Discord, Nitrado vouchers, codes and more! So please tune in, whether you’re a streamer, a donator or just keen to be along for the ride, we’d love to have you! In the spirit of the event, we will be enabling boosted rates for all players on our Official Networks. These rates increase incrementally as each fundraising milestone is reached: ARK: 0.5x increase on all rates across our ARK Networks for every $5000 reached up to a maximum of 8x. ATLAS: The full rate increase breakdown can be found here As an added incentive to raise money and awareness for a great cause, we'll be revealing unseen content from the new Genesis DLC as we inch further towards our goal. Tune in on November 2nd to find out what's in store! Gather your tribes, alliances, and stimberries and join us on an epic 24hr adventure! If you’re feeling heroic, and want to support the event with your own stream and donation goals, sign up here and let’s raise some money! We’ve also launched a Discord server for our Extra Life event: https://discord.gg/gnUFBMT Remember to read the guidelines in the #welcome channel to get you set up to come along for the ride. In addition to spicy challenges, contests, and in-game events, here’s what you can expect to see during the show: Key Events 9.30 am - Extra Life Interview 10 am - Donation Incentives Breakdown 2 pm - Alienware Interview 3 pm - Games 5 pm - Discord Interview 7 am - Developer Interview 8 am - Wrap Up Please keep in mind that exact times may vary We look forward to seeing you all on game day as we come together for the kids!
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  22. Ahoy Pathfinders, This Captain’s Log will be a catch-up following our Xbox Crossplay release along with a couple of announcements regarding what’s on the horizon. News from the Cabin We’re going to batten the hatches and retreat to the cabin for a little while. We’ll still be around, collecting bug reports, monitoring your feedback and addressing any critical issues that may arise but you will likely see the frequency of patches slowing down for the immediate short term. With the Xbox version of the game now out and stable, the team will be taking a deeper dive into our planned Phase 1 efforts (quality of life improvements, bug fixes, and performance increases) and that will require some work behind the scenes. With these phases, there will be a decrease in patch frequency as we are aiming to have more items bundled together and get out changes in batches rather than piecemeal. A quick note on Halloween and other holiday events, this is something we would like to support in the future with more fun-themed patches, but given our current timeline and recent focus we aren’t planning to do a specific Halloween-event this year, however we will be fundraising for Extra Life with our sister-team, Studio Wildcard, so you can expect some fun and bonus rates there ;). We’ll be participating in Extra Life this year, a charity event to help raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network benefitting sick kids across the US. We welcome the ATLAS Community in joining us in celebration of what we can accomplish together via games and giving with our 24 hour Community Stream Event commencing November 2nd at 9am PST. Tune in as we get together with our sister Studio, Wildcard, in our Seattle Headquarters to bring you entertainment, giveaways, prizes and (most importantly haha) embarrassment for our team as they compete in challenges. In the spirit of the event, we will be enabling boosted rates for all players on our Official Networks. These rates increase incrementally as various fundraising milestones are reached. The rates will each scale independently and have unique caps. Last year we were ranked as the 11th team globally, let’s make the top 10 this year! For those wondering how you can get involved, it’s simple! You could either tune into the stream on November 2nd at 9AM PST and show your support, either by watching, participating or donating to the cause! Additionally, you could sign up to our Extra Life team and fundraise with us! Join our team using the link below: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=47725 Once you register as a Team Member, you can direct your Community to donate via the “donate” link at the top of the page, then select you from the drop-down menu. How will we support your stream We’ll give you a shoutout on stream and, in some cases, via social media and share your stream url. Provide you with game codes and other giveaways to distribute on your stream during gameday. Giveaways beyond codes will be on a case by case basis. Goodie bags for awesome content creators who meet fundraising goals! Games keys are limited so get in quick and sign up on our Team Page Xbox Roundup What a ride! We are so excited to have Xbox Crossplay launched with few explosions and close to no frazzled Devs running out into the streets. On a serious note though, we’re thrilled to have our new Xbox Community onboard and we’re humbled to hear that you’re enjoying yourselves. We’re also proud of our veteran PC Community for being welcoming and showing newer players the ropes (or sometimes the “pointy” end of a cannon). You’ve all made the launch a hit. You’ve all been amazing with reporting bugs and issues to us and we are confident we’re making some good headway into smooth sailing. Welcome to our new players and welcome back to our seasoned scallywags, we look forward to the voyage ahead! Updates to our Code of Conduct The ‘Misconduct’ section of our Code of Conduct on the Official Network has been updated to reflect taking action against players for things said and shown during broadcast and videos associated with ATLAS. You can see the aforementioned change within the ruleset here: Behaviour, Chat, and Interaction With Others Behaviour and interactions through text chat, voice chat, during broadcasts and videos associated with ATLAS, and in-game signs or paintings must adhere to the rules below and you cannot use alternative spellings to circumvent restrictions. Ensure that you do not: Offend - this includes but is not limited to language or behavior or use of art and assets which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive. Post Personal Information - belonging to someone else in the game or any Official Platforms related to the game. Harass, Stalk, Threaten - such as sending repeated unsolicited or unwelcome messages to specific users/Companies. Disrupt the game - such as intentionally causing the chat screen to scroll faster than other users are able to read, or setting up macros with large amounts of text that, when used, have a disruptive effect on the normal flow of chat. Promote - do not send messages which are advertisements for inappropriate topics, including scamming, hacking, exploits or the sale of goods and services unless trading within the game for game specific resources Real-money trading (RMT) - items, creatures, or services must only be exchanged for other items, creatures, or services within the game. Trading for real-world currency (real money) is not an accepted form of trading. And if you’d like to refresh yourselves on our full Code of Conduct, please click here We’d also like to give you another reminder about the comments you’re making in game. Unfortunately, many of our recent Misconduct bans have revolved around racial/cultural and/or homophobic/prejudistic statements. These will not be tolerated on our Official Networks and will result in a permanent account ban. Please abide by our Code of Conduct when playing on our Networks if you wish to avoid such action. To be clear, PvP-related trash talk is fine however there is a clear difference and we trust the vast majority of our players know the difference between that and the type of talk which will likely result in enforcement action. Finally! Freeports, creatures, and boats. It is intended that anything kept on Freeports is invulnerable. We want players to be able to dock up to an island, access the relevant NPCs, gather the base materials and head out on there way. A side effect from this is that players have been using these locations to effectively store their boats/creatures/items without fear of being attacked, whilst this is unintended we recognize it as a side effect of the system and will be exploring ways to resolve this explicit case - whether that’s through more aggressive days, or new systems entirely (whilst still maintaining the support for casual groups). However, something that has taken place recently is players finding ways to exploit the game in order to destroy another person's boat/creature on Freeports. This behaviour is not acceptable, and going forward we will be taking enforcement action against it. Consider this your heads up Official ATLAS Discord Our Discord is a space you want to watch as we roll out information and communication throughout ATLAS’ development. We’re also known to chatter with our Community there from time to time. We’re also grateful for the players who frequent the Discord answering questions and steering people in the right direction if they’re in need of help. We have recently added new roles for our Xbox players along with a specific bug reporting channel for Xbox. You’ll also find new channels for Content Creators and a channel for Community screenshots and various media. We’ve enjoyed these new channels greatly and it has become a habit for us to check them daily to see what players have been up to. You can join the Official Discord through this invite link: discord.gg/playatlas Look, if that isn’t enough to get you there, I’m just going to leave an example of my incredibly nuanced artwork documenting cycles of ATLAS here. I'm shocked I'm not on the art team too. If you want the opportunity to bear witness to more of this quality art posted to Discord, you know what to do. Live Game Patches For those not familiar with this section, it’s where we round-up our recent patches. Sometimes those may include some explanations, other times it may just be reiterating the updates that have gone into the game for those of you who aren’t regularly following our patches but do read the Captain’s Logs. As it’s been a while since our last roundup, this one will be a little larger than usual -- and for those of you who have kept up with our releases, you can skip this section ;). Current v400.58 First things first! For those of you living under a rock, we recently launched on Xbox as a crossplay game preview title. This required a major game update and allowed us to change various elements of the game, including the world layout, limitations for structures, creatures, tames and updating core low-level systems. The patch also included a ton of new content! Xbox & New Content: Enabled Crossplay New world map with improved biome layout (and a new biome type) Over 70 new core island templates, and many polish improvements to existing islands Over 20 new cosmetics and sail cosmetics Improved client and server performance Full Gamepad support "Wild Pirate Camps" option for singleplayer and non-dedicated sessions (enabled by default): take over each island across the ATLAS by attacking and claiming procedural enemy pirate camps, guarded by cannons, pirates wielding all sorts of weapons, and even powerful pirate ships! New Multi-shot Hydra Pistol Cats (with hats!) The serpent boss, Anacthyon, added to Blackwood Hardmode Snowman Now for the balance changes and quality of life changes. We covered quite a bit of ground here so we truly recommend reading through the notes to see what has changed prior to the Xbox launch. There were quite a few things we wanted to tackle. Some of these changes are just an initial step until we can flesh them out more in our later stages of development, and others despite their early stages have been quite impactful. The first thing we want to discuss is the state of the Intelligence (INT) stat prior to these changes. Formerly, the end game was about whichever player or company had the best INT. The loop generally worked as so: They find a BP, craft it, get a better INT item, use that to craft the next BP, get a better INT item, use that to craft the next BP, etc. It's a continuous power-creep by the strongest players. By removing the INT stat from armour we prevent this from happening. The INT bonuses will come from capped sources that do not grow infinitely (such as player stats, crow, and the dolphin) and we're able to identify the average/highest INT players have. We believe this change also reduces the gap between the larger and smaller groups, as the game is less reliant on how high you can scale your BP with an INT crafter and instead based on the BPs you find out at sea and your skill. We're looking forward to seeing players searching, stealing, and trading for the best BPs. On a final note, we want to mention that these changes will allow us the opportunity to tweak the end game more without having to worry about huge power creep. Secondly, the next aspect of the game we wanted to address was Ship Scaling balance and also opening up the option of players treating ships as their homes should they wish to do so. We wanted to tackle how strong ships could get through scaling, so we reduced the amount of points they could put into their damage and defense stats. There were additional changes made to ship stats and items which we hoped would lead to new types of builds and players being able to do more on their ship through the weight changes. On the topic of ship balance, we also changed the way harpoons work. We felt that they had become too strong in the meta to the point where they dominate ship PvP. Whilst this change may not perfectly address all situations, we expect it will encourage more planning when harpooning along with additional risk and decision-making whilst also opening up options to the harpooned ship. This is a work in progress and we have some ideas to further improve harpoon’s place in the meta in the future. Finally, there were a bunch of other general balance changes and quality of life improvements, it’ll be quite cumbersome to go through and explain each one so please read through the notes to get an idea of where the game is now versus a few months ago. To end, please remember, these changes you see here aren't always final, they can and may be adjusted in future updates. Balance Changes - Applied treasure gold multiplier buff to: floatsam/aodloots/shipwrecks - Enabled Revolver reload mini-game - Changed salted fish stack size from 30 to 50 - When harpooning another ship, the aggressor (ship shooting the harpoon) will have it's cannons (large, swivel, and regular) disabled until the harpoon attachment has ended. - Increased Net Fishing speed threshold by 25% - Wild elephants now have 3x resistance - Plague can no longer be spread via cough, touching, or poops. - AOE has been increased for plague debuff when shot via catapult by 70% - Fishing rewards have been increased by 2x - Added prime fish meat, fish oil, and fish skin to the fishing rod loot table - Dolphin Buff now lasts for 600 seconds - Scissors now snip at 2.5 dura per snip instead of 5 - Increased blueprint scaling of shipyards by 20% (easier to get higher durability BPs) - Prevented enemy pirate NPC's from fleeing - Stone Wild Pirate Camp doors are now wooden - Increased mortar damage against ships and ship structures by 30% - Lanterns now last 20% longer - Rifle shooting range now correctly matches view distance - Increased fish-catching speed by 15% - Make musical buffs last 50% longer - Throwing knife damage increased by 30% - Crop growth speed increased by 25% - Increased durability of hydra revolver by 30% - Increased durability of grapple by 20% - Reduce crafting times of intermediate materials (alloys, paste etc) by 20% - Icebox thermal insulation increased by 33% - Increased pike damage by 25% - Map spoil time increased by 3x when in bookshelves (this means they take longer to spoil) - Explosive Barrels now sink 50% faster and for a total of 6 minutes (increased from 5) - Unthinkable Delicacy cooldown decreased to 2 hours - Keratin farmed per minute on cat reduced to 10 (from 40) - Whale hitting XP increased by 10% - The rate at which ice is consumed in an icebox has been increased by 10% - Icebox insulation distance increased by 20% - Ambient temperature required to make ice has increased to 0 - Reduced blueprint bonus weapon damage and durability by 25% - Target Soft Spots and Target Weakness can no longer be used when wearing a Pike - Swords and Pike now pierce armour by 4x the previous amount - Reduced blueprint bonus armour resistance scaling by 40% - Reduced blueprint bonus armour durability scaling by 55% - Reduced blueprint bonus health given by armours by 40% - Reduced blueprint bonus weight given by armours by 66% - Removed health bonus from rejuvenate buff - Health has been capped to 300 and players have been given a free-one time respec - Large Cannon Damage buffed by 10% - Reduced shark team notify radius by 15% (how far they can call other sharks for help) - Claim Flags can no longer be placed underwater - Prevented grenades from being thrown when a glider is equipped - Increased the slots of tannery from 120 to 150 - Cooked fish now stacks up to 50 - Removed the INT stat from armour - Doubled creature INT (Dolphins and Crows) Ship Changes Brigantine: Extra Weight per level increased to 400 Extra Crew per level increased to 1 Extra Beds per level increased to 1 Extra Sturdiness per level increased to 4% Schooner: Extra Weight per level increased to 200 Extra Crew per level increased to 1 Extra Beds per level increased to 1 Extra Sturdiness per level increased to 4% Sloop: Extra Weight per level increased to 100 Extra Crew per level increased to 1 Extra Beds per level increased to 1 Extra Sturdiness per level increased to 4% General changes: Extra Resistance is now capped at 396% Extra damage is now capped at 252% and adjusted to 4% gained per level - Reduced the weights of the following ship-related items: Ship Weight Reduction to 1: Rope Ladder Wood Ladder Chair Table Grill Cooking Pot Other weight changes: Water Barrel (1 when empty, 19 when full) Steering Wheel weight reduced to 12 Quality of Life - Added missing ceiling when building ramshackle sloop with vendor in Freeport - Enabled multiple client-side options for players to disable HUD/UI clutter - You can now fill water barrels directly from waterspouts - Right bumper now cycles between two inventory UIs - R3 now toggles use states (for example light fires) again - Lawless Servers now check for structures (at a small radius) before spawning folliage to prevent trees/rocks/bushes from spawning inside bases. - Added HUD callout on handheld map to re-center on players - Reduced non-offensive structure crafting times from 5s to 1s - Setup loot table overrides for DevKit - Action Wheel toggle for Yell and Whisper Modes for gamepad (PC) - When claiming a Wild Pirate Camp, the flag will now show the company flag painting - Painting a wild pirate camp flag will set the company flag painting - The cursor is now kept in place when navigating full folders - Level limit no longer applies in Freeports on non-dedicated session modes - The last search-strings on all Inventory Menu search bars will now be saved - Fixed the ability to use emotes whilst dancing - Added one more crew by default to a sloop - Increased non-dedicated tether range - Non-Dedicated Servers will now allow you to receive resources when demolishing structures on an anchored boat - Increased collision size of dropped bags. (You should now be able to pick up bags more easily when they are dropped on top of a bed etc) - Presssing Y on gamepad when an editbox is highlighted will now clear the editbox - Enemy pirate ships now display a sink percentage - Added a new "Tutorials" menu tab, which provides details on many of the basic mechanics and concepts of the game. - Modified a couple of snap points for the ladders on the brig to be climbable - Added warning that shows up in the company log 48 hours before a shop is destroyed due to not being accessed within a 21 day period - Changed meat stack size to 50 for all meats Boss Fight Changes Next up, Boss Fight changes! When the Snowman Boss was first released, we received a lot of positive feedback about the experience and how much you guys enjoyed the fight. With this set of changes, we aimed to make the fight a little tougher, fix some exploits, as well as introduce a new difficulty. Snowman Boss Revamp: Regular Snowman Changes: - Tweaked explosive damage from 1x to 1.125x - Reduced arena timer to 30 minutes - Reduced ice breath speed debuff from 8 secs to 6 secs - Tweaked various aspect of the Snowman's movement to prevent it from getting stuck and frozen between various attacks - Snowman can jump when receiving damage to prevent it from being gunned-down and allow the onslaught of minions to catch up and be more involved - Increased kill XP to 750. Hard Snowman: - x2 Health, 2x Armour, 1.5x Melee Damage - Reduced cooldown on Ice Breath attack by 2 secs - Increase number of health/armour states from 4 to 5 - Reduced interval between shield reactivation from 45 secs to 35 secs - Explosive Damage adjusted to 1x - Increase base minion spawn from 5 to 6 - Increase base minion kills for cooldown from 8 to 10 - Arean timer is set to 60 minutes - Kill XP set to 1500 - Visual changes: red eyes, and commander hat with an eye patch. Regular Yeti Minions: - Tweaked no buff fire damage adjuster from x0.33 to x0.5 - Increased Kill XP to 10. Hard Yeti Minions (Empowered Yeti) - x1.5 health, x1.5 melee damage, x1.15 speed increase - Increased move around blockade distance. - Tweaked no buff fire damage adjuster to x0.25 - Increased Kill XP to 15. Arena changes - Updated lever to select difficulty via multiuse. - Removed mid columns at arena entrance for better AI navigation. - Filled some holes with blocking volumes to prevent players getting stuck between some meshes. - Added some extra geometry and overrode walkable slope angle at entrance side steps and select small meshes to prevent players and creatures getting stuck. - Added two more minion spawn points closer to the entrance. - Added falling icicles. Camera shakes, tremor audio plays and icicles fall from above the player. On hit grants a shorter speed debuff of 2 secs and a 2.5% impaled bleed buff that lasts 12 secs. Used to combat players who may attempt to take shelter and kite the Snowman in difficult to access areas, as they will have less time to move out of the way due to icicles falling a shorter distance. Bug fixes and Optimzation And last but not least, a whole host of technical changes including performance improvements and bug fixes! - Fixed hundreds of issues with levels from covering holes, adding collision to decor, removing floating folliage, waterfall post processing, resource overrides, island points, discovery zones, and reducing the amount of natural fog on some islands. - Ship of the Damned now point to their correct loot tables. This means that Galleons will provide more and give better loot than Brigs, which provide better rewards than schooners. - Fixed multiple client side crashes - Fixed Vultures not being able to mate on Equatorial islands - Fixed various descriptive errors with skills - Fixed tamed bear from randomly playing its growl animation when attacking targets - Fixed not being able to replace triangle floors with different tiers of triangle floors - Fixed being unable to place wood ceilings on a deck under a diving/dinghy platform - Fixed being able to use orbit camera to look through half walls and doors - Fixed lamps not being able to be turned on when underwater - Fixed the wrong amount of XP loss displaying when executed or hung - Fixed a bug which prevented players from seeing the ammo meshes loaded into catapults - Fixed Rope ladders not being able to be rotated when placed on catwalks - Fixed some cosmetics causing the steering wheel to turn invisible - Fixed cheat giveengrams giving -40 stone arrows - Fixed a bug which allowed crew to be knocked off of puckles using a blackjack, even in peace time - Fixed alcohol buffs not persisting through grid transition - Fixed a bug which made it impossible to escape the left claw of a crab - HDR mode for Xbox One X now enabled - Optimized ship position callouts for Wild Pirate Encampments - Fixed a bug which would cause Non Dedi clients to get into a broken state when fast-travelling to a bed in stasis - AOD Armor icon colorization fixed - Atlantean cloth armor icon fixes - Atlantean heavy icon colorization fixes - Cyclops heavy icon fixes - Implemented a fix to resolve islands where foliage cannot be harvested - Fixed broken IBLs which caused some trees to emit a light source - Fixed a bug which prevented silos from paying/feeding crew on Lawless Servers - Fixed a bug which caused ground clutter to flicker on Xbox - Fix a bug when you use the map camera while piloting ship, the compass wouldn't hide from view - Added missing Forest dye craftable to grill - Moved pipe engram into pipes folder - Lawless regions on officials should no longer show any "island points" on the map. - Beds on cooldown are now visible (it will indicate when a player can spawn on them) - Fixed a bug which causes your map to be black with HDR enabled on Xbox - Volumetric fog and ground clutter improved and enabled for Xbox One (and Xbox One S) - Fixed a bug where the shift key would stop responding on Xbox - Fixed a bug which would cause the camera to always be selected when pulling out your map with a gamepad - Fixed a bug which causes your map to be black with HDR enabled on Xbox - Improved Army of the Damned animation on Xbox One and Xbox One S - Fixed a bug which made navigating between rows in two separate inventories reset location - Fixed a bug where some fantasy creatures weren't tamable on Golden Age servers - Fix to destroy sunken ships when last structure is removed - Fixed a server-side crash for Modded Servers which have modified their loot tables - Fixed structure tiling textures. Structures (such as wood walls) lined up near each now have the correct textures. You'll see slight differences in their pattern to prevent repetitiveness. - Fixed a server-side crash - Items caches will no longer be left behind and removed the drop-all on items like founders hats - Fixed a bug which would cause players to be unable to level up certain stats when highlighted over them - Fixed being unable to scroll up/down on the Company Log using gamepad - Fixed being unable to assign Company members to groups with gamepad (Xbox and PC) - Fixed a server-side crash - Updated Gamepad controls screen to reflect new gunport and anchor controls - Fixed Atlantean heavy helmet colorized icon - Fixed Atlantean female medium shirt colorization (added region for emissive) - Cyclops Heavy Boot and Hat Icon Fix - Hydra Hide Glove Icon Fix - Commander outfit torso colorization - [XBOX SPECIFIC] Fixed a crash caused by vivox/parties in non-dedicated servers - [XBOX SPECIFIC] Fixed a bug caused by vivox/parties which would cause the fps to degrade over time - Fixed an issue where searching for remote inventory text would then populate that saved text in all search fields after opening inventories twice - Fixed issue where players no longer gained EXP on freeports - Fixed a spelling error on the Plunder Skill description - Fixed craftables not showing in folders in the hand-craftable view of the UI - Double-tapping A on any item in the Trade UI will no longer open the cancel UI - Added attenuation distance to Dive-Into-Water sounds - Net fishing sounds adjusted to only play locally - Fixed various stalls on Xbox and cases which would cause the Xbox' FPS to drop and the game to stutter (we are still looking into more cases of this) - Removed the range-limit on voice chat for non-dedicated sessions - Fixed a stereo audio bug which would cause players not to hear each other - Server ping 0 now hidden when you are the host - Fixed a bug where the targeting cursor wouldn't disappear after your ship was sunk - Removed the speed stat from speed sails to avoid confusion. This will be revisited further during Phase 1 of our development cycle - Fixed the description of skills (target soft spots and target weaknesses) - Disables gun crosshair colour change unless the server is using the new Game.ini setting: bAllowWeaponEnemyTargetingCursor (we'll drop a new server build for this later) - Fixed some rare client-side crashes - Session names on non-dedicated servers should now correctly appear in the sessions list - Red Target Cursor will always display in SP and Non Dedicated mode - Numerous Anti Cheat Updates - Fixed a bug which caused waterskins to be lost on spouts - Fixed a bug which caused the Raider of the Deep quest to disappear - Fixed a bug which would cause structures to have the wrong health points when replaced - Lighthouse can now be found in the Structures/Misc folder of the smithy - Fixed a bug which prevented cannons from being placed on certain gunports in Galleons - Fixed company logs not updating properly (or taking hours to do so) - Fixed beds not updating properly (or taking hours to do so) - Fixed a client side crash related to weapons and the tutorial system - Fixed a crash related to low memory mode (caused by fog of war) - Fixed the bug which prevented players from putting berries inside of their claim flag - Fixed a bug which would cause structures to sometimes float when placing them - Fixed an issue where distance field fonts would show invisible characters for certain characters, they'll display boxes for now. - Fixed an issue where servers would not correctly update their concurrent player counts when players would log off or move to another server - Fixed an issue where digging for water overrides were not functional on the server which would stop spouts from appearing when digging - Updated voice chat systems to Vivox in order to support Crossplay - Updated Waveworks to latest version, improving both client and server performance and quality of waves - Preventing building outside the galleon by moving up and shrinking height bounds box (so top of height is still the same) and added a volume to block building where the collision on the galleon is bad, making it possible to build outside the ship - Tweaked ocean trace so that it doesn't create floating ocean shops - Fixed an issue with stone walls clipping through the floor when placed in wood half walls. - Increased leniency in dismount sockets and lowered acceptance for placement on the Puckle (NPC's should no longer dismount with legitimate builds) - Limited the slope campfires can be placed on - Disabled throwing water on thermal structures to avoid exploit of infinitely throwing water on fire on a sinking ship - Modified offsets for unboarding the Tortuga so players don't get stuck. - Fixed mortars shooting through ceilings that are one wall high - Fixed placing large cannons on the back gunports of a schooner - Fixed an issue where being mounted on a swivel cannon and pressing M would bring up a floating map and compass - Fixed armour pieces floating in view when equipping them whilst mounted on a cannon that is on a bear/horse harness - Players can no longer knock out enemy NPC crew manning puckles using the feat "Target Soft Spots" (also applies during peace phase) - Crew can no longer be dismounted from puckles using a blackjack even though they are immune to melee damage (also applies during peace phase) Well, that was quite a lot to get through, our next recap will be a lot easier to digest! For a full list of changes that have happened since ATLAS launched into Early Access, check out our patch notes thread: Community Content We’ve seen some awesome screenshots and builds created by the Community lately. Check out some of our favourites: Globy City SouthernReb D2 Inara Globy Erza Nick Vampish Senpai Well, that's it for this mega-Captain’s Log. We hope to see you all on the 24 hour Extra Life Stream on the 2nd of November. Happy Sailing, Grapeshot Games For the latest dispatch on #playATLAS keep yer one good eye trained on this here information Natter n' chatter on Discord: https://discord.gg/playatlas Hear ye, hear ye on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailtheatlas Watch us scallywags on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/sailtheatlas Plus ye can band with us Pirates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playatlasgame
  23. Ahoy Pathfinders, This Captain’s Log will be a catch-up following our Xbox Crossplay release along with a couple of announcements regarding what’s on the horizon. News from the Cabin We’re going to batten the hatches and retreat to the cabin for a little while. We’ll still be around, collecting bug reports, monitoring your feedback and addressing any critical issues that may arise but you will likely see the frequency of patches slowing down for the immediate short term. With the Xbox version of the game now out and stable, the team will be taking a deeper dive into our planned Phase 1 efforts (quality of life improvements, bug fixes, and performance increases) and that will require some work behind the scenes. With these phases, there will be a decrease in patch frequency as we are aiming to have more items bundled together and get out changes in batches rather than piecemeal. A quick note on Halloween and other holiday events, this is something we would like to support in the future with more fun-themed patches, but given our current timeline and recent focus we aren’t planning to do a specific Halloween-event this year, however we will be fundraising for Extra Life with our sister-team, Studio Wildcard, so you can expect some fun and bonus rates there ;). We’ll be participating in Extra Life this year, a charity event to help raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network benefitting sick kids across the US. We welcome the ATLAS Community in joining us in celebration of what we can accomplish together via games and giving with our 24 hour Community Stream Event commencing November 2nd at 9am PST. Tune in as we get together with our sister Studio, Wildcard, in our Seattle Headquarters to bring you entertainment, giveaways, prizes and (most importantly haha) embarrassment for our team as they compete in challenges. In the spirit of the event, we will be enabling boosted rates for all players on our Official Networks. These rates increase incrementally as various fundraising milestones are reached. The rates will each scale independently and have unique caps. Last year we were ranked as the 11th team globally, let’s make the top 10 this year! For those wondering how you can get involved, it’s simple! You could either tune into the stream on November 2nd at 9AM PST and show your support, either by watching, participating or donating to the cause! Additionally, you could sign up to our Extra Life team and fundraise with us! Join our team using the link below: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=47725 Once you register as a Team Member, you can direct your Community to donate via the “donate” link at the top of the page, then select you from the drop-down menu. How will we support your stream We’ll give you a shoutout on stream and, in some cases, via social media and share your stream url. Provide you with game codes and other giveaways to distribute on your stream during gameday. Giveaways beyond codes will be on a case by case basis. Goodie bags for awesome content creators who meet fundraising goals! Games keys are limited so get in quick and sign up on our Team Page Xbox Roundup What a ride! We are so excited to have Xbox Crossplay launched with few explosions and close to no frazzled Devs running out into the streets. On a serious note though, we’re thrilled to have our new Xbox Community onboard and we’re humbled to hear that you’re enjoying yourselves. We’re also proud of our veteran PC Community for being welcoming and showing newer players the ropes (or sometimes the “pointy” end of a cannon). You’ve all made the launch a hit. You’ve all been amazing with reporting bugs and issues to us and we are confident we’re making some good headway into smooth sailing. Welcome to our new players and welcome back to our seasoned scallywags, we look forward to the voyage ahead! Updates to our Code of Conduct The ‘Misconduct’ section of our Code of Conduct on the Official Network has been updated to reflect taking action against players for things said and shown during broadcast and videos associated with ATLAS. You can see the aforementioned change within the ruleset here: Behaviour, Chat, and Interaction With Others Behaviour and interactions through text chat, voice chat, during broadcasts and videos associated with ATLAS, and in-game signs or paintings must adhere to the rules below and you cannot use alternative spellings to circumvent restrictions. Ensure that you do not: Offend - this includes but is not limited to language or behavior or use of art and assets which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive. Post Personal Information - belonging to someone else in the game or any Official Platforms related to the game. Harass, Stalk, Threaten - such as sending repeated unsolicited or unwelcome messages to specific users/Companies. Disrupt the game - such as intentionally causing the chat screen to scroll faster than other users are able to read, or setting up macros with large amounts of text that, when used, have a disruptive effect on the normal flow of chat. Promote - do not send messages which are advertisements for inappropriate topics, including scamming, hacking, exploits or the sale of goods and services unless trading within the game for game specific resources Real-money trading (RMT) - items, creatures, or services must only be exchanged for other items, creatures, or services within the game. Trading for real-world currency (real money) is not an accepted form of trading. And if you’d like to refresh yourselves on our full Code of Conduct, please click here We’d also like to give you another reminder about the comments you’re making in game. Unfortunately, many of our recent Misconduct bans have revolved around racial/cultural and/or homophobic/prejudistic statements. These will not be tolerated on our Official Networks and will result in a permanent account ban. Please abide by our Code of Conduct when playing on our Networks if you wish to avoid such action. To be clear, PvP-related trash talk is fine however there is a clear difference and we trust the vast majority of our players know the difference between that and the type of talk which will likely result in enforcement action. Finally! Freeports, creatures, and boats. It is intended that anything kept on Freeports is invulnerable. We want players to be able to dock up to an island, access the relevant NPCs, gather the base materials and head out on there way. A side effect from this is that players have been using these locations to effectively store their boats/creatures/items without fear of being attacked, whilst this is unintended we recognize it as a side effect of the system and will be exploring ways to resolve this explicit case - whether that’s through more aggressive days, or new systems entirely (whilst still maintaining the support for casual groups). However, something that has taken place recently is players finding ways to exploit the game in order to destroy another person's boat/creature on Freeports. This behaviour is not acceptable, and going forward we will be taking enforcement action against it. Consider this your heads up Official ATLAS Discord Our Discord is a space you want to watch as we roll out information and communication throughout ATLAS’ development. We’re also known to chatter with our Community there from time to time. We’re also grateful for the players who frequent the Discord answering questions and steering people in the right direction if they’re in need of help. We have recently added new roles for our Xbox players along with a specific bug reporting channel for Xbox. You’ll also find new channels for Content Creators and a channel for Community screenshots and various media. We’ve enjoyed these new channels greatly and it has become a habit for us to check them daily to see what players have been up to. You can join the Official Discord through this invite link: discord.gg/playatlas Look, if that isn’t enough to get you there, I’m just going to leave an example of my incredibly nuanced artwork documenting cycles of ATLAS here. I'm shocked I'm not on the art team too. If you want the opportunity to bear witness to more of this quality art posted to Discord, you know what to do. Live Game Patches For those not familiar with this section, it’s where we round-up our recent patches. Sometimes those may include some explanations, other times it may just be reiterating the updates that have gone into the game for those of you who aren’t regularly following our patches but do read the Captain’s Logs. As it’s been a while since our last roundup, this one will be a little larger than usual -- and for those of you who have kept up with our releases, you can skip this section ;). Current v400.58 First things first! For those of you living under a rock, we recently launched on Xbox as a crossplay game preview title. This required a major game update and allowed us to change various elements of the game, including the world layout, limitations for structures, creatures, tames and updating core low-level systems. The patch also included a ton of new content! Xbox & New Content: Enabled Crossplay New world map with improved biome layout (and a new biome type) Over 70 new core island templates, and many polish improvements to existing islands Over 20 new cosmetics and sail cosmetics Improved client and server performance Full Gamepad support "Wild Pirate Camps" option for singleplayer and non-dedicated sessions (enabled by default): take over each island across the ATLAS by attacking and claiming procedural enemy pirate camps, guarded by cannons, pirates wielding all sorts of weapons, and even powerful pirate ships! New Multi-shot Hydra Pistol Cats (with hats!) The serpent boss, Anacthyon, added to Blackwood Hardmode Snowman Now for the balance changes and quality of life changes. We covered quite a bit of ground here so we truly recommend reading through the notes to see what has changed prior to the Xbox launch. There were quite a few things we wanted to tackle. Some of these changes are just an initial step until we can flesh them out more in our later stages of development, and others despite their early stages have been quite impactful. The first thing we want to discuss is the state of the Intelligence (INT) stat prior to these changes. Formerly, the end game was about whichever player or company had the best INT. The loop generally worked as so: They find a BP, craft it, get a better INT item, use that to craft the next BP, get a better INT item, use that to craft the next BP, etc. It's a continuous power-creep by the strongest players. By removing the INT stat from armour we prevent this from happening. The INT bonuses will come from capped sources that do not grow infinitely (such as player stats, crow, and the dolphin) and we're able to identify the average/highest INT players have. We believe this change also reduces the gap between the larger and smaller groups, as the game is less reliant on how high you can scale your BP with an INT crafter and instead based on the BPs you find out at sea and your skill. We're looking forward to seeing players searching, stealing, and trading for the best BPs. On a final note, we want to mention that these changes will allow us the opportunity to tweak the end game more without having to worry about huge power creep. Secondly, the next aspect of the game we wanted to address was Ship Scaling balance and also opening up the option of players treating ships as their homes should they wish to do so. We wanted to tackle how strong ships could get through scaling, so we reduced the amount of points they could put into their damage and defense stats. There were additional changes made to ship stats and items which we hoped would lead to new types of builds and players being able to do more on their ship through the weight changes. On the topic of ship balance, we also changed the way harpoons work. We felt that they had become too strong in the meta to the point where they dominate ship PvP. Whilst this change may not perfectly address all situations, we expect it will encourage more planning when harpooning along with additional risk and decision-making whilst also opening up options to the harpooned ship. This is a work in progress and we have some ideas to further improve harpoon’s place in the meta in the future. Finally, there were a bunch of other general balance changes and quality of life improvements, it’ll be quite cumbersome to go through and explain each one so please read through the notes to get an idea of where the game is now versus a few months ago. To end, please remember, these changes you see here aren't always final, they can and may be adjusted in future updates. Balance Changes - Applied treasure gold multiplier buff to: floatsam/aodloots/shipwrecks - Enabled Revolver reload mini-game - Changed salted fish stack size from 30 to 50 - When harpooning another ship, the aggressor (ship shooting the harpoon) will have it's cannons (large, swivel, and regular) disabled until the harpoon attachment has ended. - Increased Net Fishing speed threshold by 25% - Wild elephants now have 3x resistance - Plague can no longer be spread via cough, touching, or poops. - AOE has been increased for plague debuff when shot via catapult by 70% - Fishing rewards have been increased by 2x - Added prime fish meat, fish oil, and fish skin to the fishing rod loot table - Dolphin Buff now lasts for 600 seconds - Scissors now snip at 2.5 dura per snip instead of 5 - Increased blueprint scaling of shipyards by 20% (easier to get higher durability BPs) - Prevented enemy pirate NPC's from fleeing - Stone Wild Pirate Camp doors are now wooden - Increased mortar damage against ships and ship structures by 30% - Lanterns now last 20% longer - Rifle shooting range now correctly matches view distance - Increased fish-catching speed by 15% - Make musical buffs last 50% longer - Throwing knife damage increased by 30% - Crop growth speed increased by 25% - Increased durability of hydra revolver by 30% - Increased durability of grapple by 20% - Reduce crafting times of intermediate materials (alloys, paste etc) by 20% - Icebox thermal insulation increased by 33% - Increased pike damage by 25% - Map spoil time increased by 3x when in bookshelves (this means they take longer to spoil) - Explosive Barrels now sink 50% faster and for a total of 6 minutes (increased from 5) - Unthinkable Delicacy cooldown decreased to 2 hours - Keratin farmed per minute on cat reduced to 10 (from 40) - Whale hitting XP increased by 10% - The rate at which ice is consumed in an icebox has been increased by 10% - Icebox insulation distance increased by 20% - Ambient temperature required to make ice has increased to 0 - Reduced blueprint bonus weapon damage and durability by 25% - Target Soft Spots and Target Weakness can no longer be used when wearing a Pike - Swords and Pike now pierce armour by 4x the previous amount - Reduced blueprint bonus armour resistance scaling by 40% - Reduced blueprint bonus armour durability scaling by 55% - Reduced blueprint bonus health given by armours by 40% - Reduced blueprint bonus weight given by armours by 66% - Removed health bonus from rejuvenate buff - Health has been capped to 300 and players have been given a free-one time respec - Large Cannon Damage buffed by 10% - Reduced shark team notify radius by 15% (how far they can call other sharks for help) - Claim Flags can no longer be placed underwater - Prevented grenades from being thrown when a glider is equipped - Increased the slots of tannery from 120 to 150 - Cooked fish now stacks up to 50 - Removed the INT stat from armour - Doubled creature INT (Dolphins and Crows) Ship Changes Brigantine: Extra Weight per level increased to 400 Extra Crew per level increased to 1 Extra Beds per level increased to 1 Extra Sturdiness per level increased to 4% Schooner: Extra Weight per level increased to 200 Extra Crew per level increased to 1 Extra Beds per level increased to 1 Extra Sturdiness per level increased to 4% Sloop: Extra Weight per level increased to 100 Extra Crew per level increased to 1 Extra Beds per level increased to 1 Extra Sturdiness per level increased to 4% General changes: Extra Resistance is now capped at 396% Extra damage is now capped at 252% and adjusted to 4% gained per level - Reduced the weights of the following ship-related items: Ship Weight Reduction to 1: Rope Ladder Wood Ladder Chair Table Grill Cooking Pot Other weight changes: Water Barrel (1 when empty, 19 when full) Steering Wheel weight reduced to 12 Quality of Life - Added missing ceiling when building ramshackle sloop with vendor in Freeport - Enabled multiple client-side options for players to disable HUD/UI clutter - You can now fill water barrels directly from waterspouts - Right bumper now cycles between two inventory UIs - R3 now toggles use states (for example light fires) again - Lawless Servers now check for structures (at a small radius) before spawning folliage to prevent trees/rocks/bushes from spawning inside bases. - Added HUD callout on handheld map to re-center on players - Reduced non-offensive structure crafting times from 5s to 1s - Setup loot table overrides for DevKit - Action Wheel toggle for Yell and Whisper Modes for gamepad (PC) - When claiming a Wild Pirate Camp, the flag will now show the company flag painting - Painting a wild pirate camp flag will set the company flag painting - The cursor is now kept in place when navigating full folders - Level limit no longer applies in Freeports on non-dedicated session modes - The last search-strings on all Inventory Menu search bars will now be saved - Fixed the ability to use emotes whilst dancing - Added one more crew by default to a sloop - Increased non-dedicated tether range - Non-Dedicated Servers will now allow you to receive resources when demolishing structures on an anchored boat - Increased collision size of dropped bags. (You should now be able to pick up bags more easily when they are dropped on top of a bed etc) - Presssing Y on gamepad when an editbox is highlighted will now clear the editbox - Enemy pirate ships now display a sink percentage - Added a new "Tutorials" menu tab, which provides details on many of the basic mechanics and concepts of the game. - Modified a couple of snap points for the ladders on the brig to be climbable - Added warning that shows up in the company log 48 hours before a shop is destroyed due to not being accessed within a 21 day period - Changed meat stack size to 50 for all meats Boss Fight Changes Next up, Boss Fight changes! When the Snowman Boss was first released, we received a lot of positive feedback about the experience and how much you guys enjoyed the fight. With this set of changes, we aimed to make the fight a little tougher, fix some exploits, as well as introduce a new difficulty. Snowman Boss Revamp: Regular Snowman Changes: - Tweaked explosive damage from 1x to 1.125x - Reduced arena timer to 30 minutes - Reduced ice breath speed debuff from 8 secs to 6 secs - Tweaked various aspect of the Snowman's movement to prevent it from getting stuck and frozen between various attacks - Snowman can jump when receiving damage to prevent it from being gunned-down and allow the onslaught of minions to catch up and be more involved - Increased kill XP to 750. Hard Snowman: - x2 Health, 2x Armour, 1.5x Melee Damage - Reduced cooldown on Ice Breath attack by 2 secs - Increase number of health/armour states from 4 to 5 - Reduced interval between shield reactivation from 45 secs to 35 secs - Explosive Damage adjusted to 1x - Increase base minion spawn from 5 to 6 - Increase base minion kills for cooldown from 8 to 10 - Arean timer is set to 60 minutes - Kill XP set to 1500 - Visual changes: red eyes, and commander hat with an eye patch. Regular Yeti Minions: - Tweaked no buff fire damage adjuster from x0.33 to x0.5 - Increased Kill XP to 10. Hard Yeti Minions (Empowered Yeti) - x1.5 health, x1.5 melee damage, x1.15 speed increase - Increased move around blockade distance. - Tweaked no buff fire damage adjuster to x0.25 - Increased Kill XP to 15. Arena changes - Updated lever to select difficulty via multiuse. - Removed mid columns at arena entrance for better AI navigation. - Filled some holes with blocking volumes to prevent players getting stuck between some meshes. - Added some extra geometry and overrode walkable slope angle at entrance side steps and select small meshes to prevent players and creatures getting stuck. - Added two more minion spawn points closer to the entrance. - Added falling icicles. Camera shakes, tremor audio plays and icicles fall from above the player. On hit grants a shorter speed debuff of 2 secs and a 2.5% impaled bleed buff that lasts 12 secs. Used to combat players who may attempt to take shelter and kite the Snowman in difficult to access areas, as they will have less time to move out of the way due to icicles falling a shorter distance. Bug fixes and Optimzation And last but not least, a whole host of technical changes including performance improvements and bug fixes! - Fixed hundreds of issues with levels from covering holes, adding collision to decor, removing floating folliage, waterfall post processing, resource overrides, island points, discovery zones, and reducing the amount of natural fog on some islands. - Ship of the Damned now point to their correct loot tables. This means that Galleons will provide more and give better loot than Brigs, which provide better rewards than schooners. - Fixed multiple client side crashes - Fixed Vultures not being able to mate on Equatorial islands - Fixed various descriptive errors with skills - Fixed tamed bear from randomly playing its growl animation when attacking targets - Fixed not being able to replace triangle floors with different tiers of triangle floors - Fixed being unable to place wood ceilings on a deck under a diving/dinghy platform - Fixed being able to use orbit camera to look through half walls and doors - Fixed lamps not being able to be turned on when underwater - Fixed the wrong amount of XP loss displaying when executed or hung - Fixed a bug which prevented players from seeing the ammo meshes loaded into catapults - Fixed Rope ladders not being able to be rotated when placed on catwalks - Fixed some cosmetics causing the steering wheel to turn invisible - Fixed cheat giveengrams giving -40 stone arrows - Fixed a bug which allowed crew to be knocked off of puckles using a blackjack, even in peace time - Fixed alcohol buffs not persisting through grid transition - Fixed a bug which made it impossible to escape the left claw of a crab - HDR mode for Xbox One X now enabled - Optimized ship position callouts for Wild Pirate Encampments - Fixed a bug which would cause Non Dedi clients to get into a broken state when fast-travelling to a bed in stasis - AOD Armor icon colorization fixed - Atlantean cloth armor icon fixes - Atlantean heavy icon colorization fixes - Cyclops heavy icon fixes - Implemented a fix to resolve islands where foliage cannot be harvested - Fixed broken IBLs which caused some trees to emit a light source - Fixed a bug which prevented silos from paying/feeding crew on Lawless Servers - Fixed a bug which caused ground clutter to flicker on Xbox - Fix a bug when you use the map camera while piloting ship, the compass wouldn't hide from view - Added missing Forest dye craftable to grill - Moved pipe engram into pipes folder - Lawless regions on officials should no longer show any "island points" on the map. - Beds on cooldown are now visible (it will indicate when a player can spawn on them) - Fixed a bug which causes your map to be black with HDR enabled on Xbox - Volumetric fog and ground clutter improved and enabled for Xbox One (and Xbox One S) - Fixed a bug where the shift key would stop responding on Xbox - Fixed a bug which would cause the camera to always be selected when pulling out your map with a gamepad - Fixed a bug which causes your map to be black with HDR enabled on Xbox - Improved Army of the Damned animation on Xbox One and Xbox One S - Fixed a bug which made navigating between rows in two separate inventories reset location - Fixed a bug where some fantasy creatures weren't tamable on Golden Age servers - Fix to destroy sunken ships when last structure is removed - Fixed a server-side crash for Modded Servers which have modified their loot tables - Fixed structure tiling textures. Structures (such as wood walls) lined up near each now have the correct textures. You'll see slight differences in their pattern to prevent repetitiveness. - Fixed a server-side crash - Items caches will no longer be left behind and removed the drop-all on items like founders hats - Fixed a bug which would cause players to be unable to level up certain stats when highlighted over them - Fixed being unable to scroll up/down on the Company Log using gamepad - Fixed being unable to assign Company members to groups with gamepad (Xbox and PC) - Fixed a server-side crash - Updated Gamepad controls screen to reflect new gunport and anchor controls - Fixed Atlantean heavy helmet colorized icon - Fixed Atlantean female medium shirt colorization (added region for emissive) - Cyclops Heavy Boot and Hat Icon Fix - Hydra Hide Glove Icon Fix - Commander outfit torso colorization - [XBOX SPECIFIC] Fixed a crash caused by vivox/parties in non-dedicated servers - [XBOX SPECIFIC] Fixed a bug caused by vivox/parties which would cause the fps to degrade over time - Fixed an issue where searching for remote inventory text would then populate that saved text in all search fields after opening inventories twice - Fixed issue where players no longer gained EXP on freeports - Fixed a spelling error on the Plunder Skill description - Fixed craftables not showing in folders in the hand-craftable view of the UI - Double-tapping A on any item in the Trade UI will no longer open the cancel UI - Added attenuation distance to Dive-Into-Water sounds - Net fishing sounds adjusted to only play locally - Fixed various stalls on Xbox and cases which would cause the Xbox' FPS to drop and the game to stutter (we are still looking into more cases of this) - Removed the range-limit on voice chat for non-dedicated sessions - Fixed a stereo audio bug which would cause players not to hear each other - Server ping 0 now hidden when you are the host - Fixed a bug where the targeting cursor wouldn't disappear after your ship was sunk - Removed the speed stat from speed sails to avoid confusion. This will be revisited further during Phase 1 of our development cycle - Fixed the description of skills (target soft spots and target weaknesses) - Disables gun crosshair colour change unless the server is using the new Game.ini setting: bAllowWeaponEnemyTargetingCursor (we'll drop a new server build for this later) - Fixed some rare client-side crashes - Session names on non-dedicated servers should now correctly appear in the sessions list - Red Target Cursor will always display in SP and Non Dedicated mode - Numerous Anti Cheat Updates - Fixed a bug which caused waterskins to be lost on spouts - Fixed a bug which caused the Raider of the Deep quest to disappear - Fixed a bug which would cause structures to have the wrong health points when replaced - Lighthouse can now be found in the Structures/Misc folder of the smithy - Fixed a bug which prevented cannons from being placed on certain gunports in Galleons - Fixed company logs not updating properly (or taking hours to do so) - Fixed beds not updating properly (or taking hours to do so) - Fixed a client side crash related to weapons and the tutorial system - Fixed a crash related to low memory mode (caused by fog of war) - Fixed the bug which prevented players from putting berries inside of their claim flag - Fixed a bug which would cause structures to sometimes float when placing them - Fixed an issue where distance field fonts would show invisible characters for certain characters, they'll display boxes for now. - Fixed an issue where servers would not correctly update their concurrent player counts when players would log off or move to another server - Fixed an issue where digging for water overrides were not functional on the server which would stop spouts from appearing when digging - Updated voice chat systems to Vivox in order to support Crossplay - Updated Waveworks to latest version, improving both client and server performance and quality of waves - Preventing building outside the galleon by moving up and shrinking height bounds box (so top of height is still the same) and added a volume to block building where the collision on the galleon is bad, making it possible to build outside the ship - Tweaked ocean trace so that it doesn't create floating ocean shops - Fixed an issue with stone walls clipping through the floor when placed in wood half walls. - Increased leniency in dismount sockets and lowered acceptance for placement on the Puckle (NPC's should no longer dismount with legitimate builds) - Limited the slope campfires can be placed on - Disabled throwing water on thermal structures to avoid exploit of infinitely throwing water on fire on a sinking ship - Modified offsets for unboarding the Tortuga so players don't get stuck. - Fixed mortars shooting through ceilings that are one wall high - Fixed placing large cannons on the back gunports of a schooner - Fixed an issue where being mounted on a swivel cannon and pressing M would bring up a floating map and compass - Fixed armour pieces floating in view when equipping them whilst mounted on a cannon that is on a bear/horse harness - Players can no longer knock out enemy NPC crew manning puckles using the feat "Target Soft Spots" (also applies during peace phase) - Crew can no longer be dismounted from puckles using a blackjack even though they are immune to melee damage (also applies during peace phase) Well, that was quite a lot to get through, our next recap will be a lot easier to digest! For a full list of changes that have happened since ATLAS launched into Early Access, check out our patch notes thread: Community Content We’ve seen some awesome screenshots and builds created by the Community lately. Check out some of our favourites: Globy City SouthernReb D2 Inara Globy Erza Nick Vampish Senpai Well, that's it for this mega-Captain’s Log. We hope to see you all on the 24 hour Extra Life Stream on the 2nd of November. Happy Sailing, Grapeshot Games For the latest dispatch on #playATLAS keep yer one good eye trained on this here information Natter n' chatter on Discord: https://discord.gg/playatlas Hear ye, hear ye on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailtheatlas Watch us scallywags on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/sailtheatlas Plus ye can band with us Pirates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playatlasgame View full article
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