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  1. So recently my company came across another company that we raided far far away from our lands. This company then almost immediately counter raided us with no knowledge of where we lived. Before you ask no they didn't use any skill like hiding on our ship or trailing us back or asking around where we live. They openly admitted to using battlemetrics. What is battlemetrics you ask well its a website that can track your movements in Atlas and many other games. You can even pay for a premium account which allows you advanced player tracking. This allows them to put alerts on you and when you move to another zone they get instant updates. Now I personally think this is super scummy and borderline cheating but apparently it is allowed at the moment. That being said I understand using every advantage to accomplish the mission but this is something that I think is complete trash and will ruin the game. I have spent hours tracking down my opponents the legit way. So after this happened I tried to find any posts on how to block battlemetrics and really came up empty handed. So I researched how the website works and found a successful way of blocking the tracking software and wanted to share it with others who might have suffered the same issues. The way battlementrics works is that it tracks you based off of your steam name. No it does not track your steam ID unless you are on what is called an Rcon server which official is not. So how do we fix this issues? 1) Change your steam name to 123 (The more people that do this the more 123 profiles show up to confuse the person looking for you.) 2) Clear your past aliases in steam do this by clicking the arrow next to previous aliases and click clear all under view profile. (This makes it so they cant see who you used to be.) 3) Change your profile to completely private under the privacy tab (This makes every 123 steam profile uniform so again harder to pin point which 123 you are.) 4) Change your steam avatar to the ? photo that is default with steam. (This makes it so they cant see you under the player list and recognize you by your avatar.) If you follow these steps battlemetrics can never find you and you will have once again become invisible unless the players tracking you actually want to track you the legit way.
  2. Yea agree with you that is just dumb
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    Guns can't kill NPC Crew anymore...?

    Yea this is a really bad change for them. Sometimes I wonder what makes the devs do these dumb changes. I mean everything you said is correct and it totally destroys two thirds of the boat pvp which this game is about. This needs to change asap or it will drive down the player count even further.
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    Solo companies information

    Are you the company owner? If you are you can merge with another company and they would inherit everything owned with your company. Otherwise if you just leave the company you will lose everything.
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    prisoner

    Yea man its really not that big of a deal its a great feature and I'm glad its in the game.
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    No Large Cannons on Deck

    I agree I think this is a fantastic change for once that the devs have made. Maybe now they are going to step in the right direction.
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    Animals harvest too much

    I agree this game is all about tames. If you loose yours or don't have one then your instant dead. They need to re-balance that whole aspect.
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    Petition to not have Torpedoes added to the game

    Any more crap like this is gonna destroy the little player base they have left. Why are they adding unrealistic stuff like this when they could be adding more ship types.
  9. Why was this change introduced into the game? I thought it was dumb even with puckels but now all seated npc on land or boats are not able to be killed without destroying what they are seated on? How does this improve the game for anyone. We already have a peace time where you can not get attacked. This absolutely kills raiding and boarding ships. This types of dumb changes make me question why I play this game. If I wanted to only have ship vs ship combat from a distance there are plenty of other games that focus on just this and do it well. This change is absolutely not needed what so ever.
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    All seated NPC take no damage from guns

    Use your head. They will just aimbot your character who's is driving the boat.....
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    All seated NPC take no damage from guns

    No dude its a terrible change. If the game is fundamentally broken aka aim botters the solution isn't to make things invincible its to fix the cheating/ban the cheaters. This completely destroys a gameplay style. If you like boarding ships then one grapeshot swivel will destroy this completely. This is a terrible change and its one more of the devs dumb ideas that kills the game for a lot of people who like to play the game a certain way.
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    Can we start talking about lowering Map Size

    No that is a terrible idea. The whole point of what makes atlas fun is the sheer size of it. I do agree they need to do something to get more plays back in but shrinking the map will do nothing but drive more people away from the game. I think they should not split their player base so much. They need to get rid of all the PVE servers and make 2 servers one NA and one EU. That being said i know all the PVE people would cry and whine. So the devs should add in a few more pve elements that would take the heat off of the massive lust for pvp. Such as npc run ships that ferry mats and gold around the zone. Make these a target that can be raided on the sea. Give them something else to target in hopes that people will be less inclined to KOS.
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    Combat phase too long

    No man just no. The problem is if you make it such a small window there is no way to launch a surprise attack. Say what you want but if you always know when you are getting attacked it takes the fun out of the game not to mention its a terrible tactic. That's why we stopped line combat back in the civil war.
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    Peace Time for everyone

    Clearly I'm talking to you how do you not realize that? Who is the real moron. Bro honestly that's part of the game this care bear attitude everyone has needs to go. Learn how to play solo which is absolutely possible or go get friends who can help you. Why should we all compromise our game play because one sour cry baby lost a ship so now he needs a 24/7 safe space.
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    Peace Time for everyone

    Listen to these entitled kids who do not pay for an island and instead ride off of someone else coattails then demand more privileges when paying zero gold. How about this if you want to make all the rules go get your own island. My group started out as only 2 people and we easily took control of an island and held it still to this day. There is so many ways to get gold it is easily possible to do. Stop crying about it and make your own way if you don't like it.
  16. They cant even be placed in the water. They need to allow players to use these or remove things like base raiding all together. Either way figure out which way you want your game to go.
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    All seated NPC take no damage from guns

    How does this prevent exploits or cheats? What it does prevent is anyone ever being able to board a ship during ship to ship combat. I think nothing should be invincible but my god if your going to make this change at least make it so it only applies on land or anchored ships. Let ships that are free on the sea be able to be boarded.
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    Combat phase too long

    When did I say that? When did I say that it would be great to fight npc crew and anchored ships? What I said was that the combat timer is fine where it is. The problem with this community and game is there are so many people who cry because its to hard for them. The devs already made it easier by adding a very long peace phase. If you do not want any pvp then go to the pve mode that is what it is there for. To respond to your question have you ever tried to raid a base before? It can take upwards of 3 to 5 hours if it properly defended and all their players are online. Especially now that they made all seated npc units invincible. The problem is people are not creative enough with how they build defenses. They have zero understanding of tactics and how people raid. There are alot of people who do understand these principles and do not get raided when they are offline.
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    Combat phase too long

    No the combat phase is fine where it is. Stop crying about it.
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    Pets on Boats?

    Most Recent patch keeps getting my tames stuck in the back of the boat no matter if they follow or i put them on the boat.
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    Pets on Boats?

    Crazy I have moved tames on the boat every time like that and never came across it. I didn't even know until now you can have them follow you like AI hahah I should have but at least I learned something new. Thanks for the info!
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    Pets on Boats?

    They disabled moving tames to ships in the latest patch not sure why but it sounded like a bug issue they are trying to fix.
  23. What you just said makes no sense. I don't think you understand what I was saying. If they make an extra buff to when a player is offline such as making stone structures X times stronger when a player is offline then you know people will immediately log off at the first sign of any pvp. You shouldn't just get a handout buff instead its better to reward players who use their brain and tactically build well thought out defenses.
  24. God I hope no raid timers that would be terrible. I'm all for balancing the offline raiding however I still think it should be possible. Raiding is part of the game and you know damn well that if they make offline raiding almost non existent then people will log off as soon as they see an enemy ship approach. To combat offline raiding they need to add things like more traps/defenses or more building options. Make it so the offline protections is being creative/tactical with how you build your base and defenses. People should be punished for leaving gaping holes in their security thus pirates can take advantage of.
  25. So recently my company came across another company that we raided far far away from our lands. This company then almost immediately counter raided us with no knowledge of where we lived. Before you ask no they didn't use any skill like hiding on our ship or trailing us back or asking around where we live. They openly admitted to using battlemetrics. What is battlemetrics you ask well its a website that can track your movements in Atlas and many other games. You can even pay for a premium account which allows you advanced player tracking. This allows them to put alerts on you and when you move to another zone they get instant updates. Now I personally think this is super scummy and borderline cheating but apparently it is allowed at the moment. That being said I understand using every advantage to accomplish the mission but this is something that I think is complete trash and will ruin the game. I have spent hours tracking down my opponents the legit way. So after this happened I tried to find any posts on how to block battlemetrics and really cam up empty handed. So I researched how the website works and found a successful way of blocking the tracking software and wanted to share it with others who might have suffered the same issues. The way battlementrics works is that it tracks you based off of your steam name. No it does not track your steam ID unless you are on what is called an Rcon server which official is not. So how do we fix this issues? 1) Change your steam name to 123 (The more people that do this the more 123 profiles show up to confuse the person looking for you.) 2) Clear your past aliases in steam do this by clicking the arrow next to previous aliases and click clear all under view profile. (This makes it so they cant see who you used to be.) 3) Change your profile to completely private under the privacy tab (This makes every 123 steam profile uniform so again harder to pin point which 123 you are.) 4) Change your steam avatar to the ? photo that is default with steam. (This makes it so they cant see you under the player list and recognize you by your avatar.) If you follow these steps battlemetrics can never find you and you will have once again become invisible unless the players tracking you actually want to track you the legit way.
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