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  1. This is a long-standing UE4 issue we've been investigating for a while, as have Epic themselves (the creators of the Unreal Engine). They're targetting a fix for the issue in an upcoming update, we'll be pulling in all their merges as well as carrying out our own investigation: https://issues.unrealengine.com/issue/UE-51650 Curiously, have you experienced this on ARK and if so, would you say it's just as frequent?
  2. Ahoy Pathfinders! We'd like to wish all ATLAS Pathfinders a very Happy New Year! It's been a crazy start to our voyage, and it's already filled with so many exciting memories for us here at Grapeshot Games! We've only just explored the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what ATLAS will be and we're excited for the future ahead. As each night passes, ATLAS gets one step closer to becoming one of the most ambitious online worlds of all time and fulfiling its destiny as the ultimate fantasy pirate adventure! Thank you so much for becoming a part of our crew and we can't wait to show all you scallywags, landlubbers, captains, and seadogs what lies ahead! Development Update We don’t have too much to add this week as the general battleplan is the same, though we’re going to do our best to keep you informed on a regular basis, via Social Media, Discord, and our weekly Captain's Log posts. As mentioned in the previous Captain’s Log, our number one priority at the moment is tackling the stability, connection, and data issues, and we promised that we would make significant progress! Over the last few days, we have released a number of critical updates which have improved our server performance tenfold. We have statistically eliminated over 95% of all crashes, and are presently working on further updates to bring that number down even more. As a team, our direction is now shifting onto connection issues, data loss bugs and general balance and gameplay fixes -- as you can see, some of these changes are already underway! Patch Notes up to v8.56: Current Version: v8.56 - Anyone can now demolish shipwreck structures to regain resources so get your diving suits ready! - NPC Trading Ships are back and no longer affected by wild creature destruction commands! Reminder for those with deep pockets, the trader ships have an epic Dragon which can be purchased for 50,000 gold coins v8.35 - Improvements made to joining/rejoining servers, should make it more reliable and eliminate many cases of connection lost/failure to grab server info. v8.35 - Fixed a bug where HUD may not have shown to players in some cases. v8 - Further improved server stability. - Further reduced Ship of the Damned spawns by 20% - Ship of the Damned now are allowed to "Wander" away from shore if they find themselves close to shore - Ship of the Damned targeting ranges now are reduced by the type of ship (down to 30% for rafts (which means they will now attack rafts - but you have to get pretty darn close to them!) and 0% for dinghies) - -LowMemoryMode now disables the background movies for lighter memory footprint - Changed damage type on repair hammer to 0 against players, human npcs, and creatures - Ships near shore do not attract cyclones anymore - Vultures should now more easily harvest corpses - Ships that players are based on do not use staggered updates now (resolving the issue of the choppy spyglass rotation when in the crow's nest, for example) - Can no longer weapon-charge or dodge when encumbered. - Fixed erroneous reference to chalcedony instead of flint base - Added Ingots/Alloys and Organic Paste to the list of resources allowed in the ship repair box - Tripled gathering weighting of metal in all the generic rocks for both pick and hatchet damage types - Grenades damaged to stone multiplied by 3x - Changed Human Crew character carry inv max weight from 1000 to 60. - Switched damage weightings around so the pick tool is preferred from metal/crystal/gem/salts and hatchet for wood/coal/stone, etc. No adjustments have been made to yield changes, just tools have been adjusted. - Fixed an issue with treasure bottle's spawning (there will now be more of them and more reliably spawned) and increased the quality of loot found in treasures. v7.8 - Further server/networking optimisation to improve server performance and stability. We have effectively eliminated over 95% of our crashes. We'll be continuing to monitor our servers over the coming days ahead and tackle more events. Consequently, we will be turning our primary attention to data transfer issues and connection issues. - Reduced Ship of the Damned targeting range by 50%. We're going to look into scaling that based on the type of ship. v7.6 - Further server/networking optimisation to improve server performance, stability, and connection issues. - Further tweaks made to Ship of the Damned should no longer wander close to shore, however, they may chase you. - Shipyards are now properly tagged on the server side, so enemy players will not be able to demo them unless the decay timer has truly hit 0 on the server. Link to complete Patch Notes: Dynamic ATLAS Maps Round-Up Pathfinders! It’s week 2 and here’s another round up of the Dynamic Maps! For those who aren’t familiar, The ATLAS Dynamic Maps is a system that monitors live in-game territory ownership and indicates which companies dominate over the lands. Soon, the Companies that have occupied Islands for a certain period of time will gain the automatic privilege to name them on the in-game and web maps, as it is their land! So each week with our Captain’s Log, we’ll be including an image to monitor the progress of the maps, taking note of any exits or new arrivals and any drastic changes in the overall claim. Who will come to dominate the ATLAS may very well become clear in the days and weeks ahead, though maintaining a large Empire will likely come with its own longer-term challenges... Remember you can don your tribe’s company flag by stylizing it in the game with a paintbrush! Upload your own images or design it how you like, with the top company flags always being visible on https://map.playatlas.com/ [EU PVP] The Whale’s Wrath Held: XSM???, Cobra, French & Ships, Bad Company, Blackwater Company, BLDX DOUYU56876, and Chem B Arrivals: PUBG GOLDEN HORDE, OOOOOOOOOF, and La Flotte Ancestrale Departures: Le Saint Empire, The Holy Annwn Empire, Blackwater Company, and Marlong. [NA PVP] The Kraken’s Maw Held: Dynasty, MAGA, INFINITE, The Goodship Misery, High Seas Booty Bandits, Radium, and Order of Freedom Arrivals: TPG, CSTG, and Barry Sails Departures: Darkblade Army, Libertalia, and Black Sails. And whilst there isn’t active PvP on PVE servers, we’d like to recognize the following tribes for their claims! [EU PVE] The Siren’s Call Held: Compagnie des Indes, M.E.R.C Spirit, Forlorn Hope, Unlucky, and Paragon. Arrivals: Rum ueber Bord, I.C.E, Woelfe des Rudels, Future Company (HUN), PIRATES, and Febrirs Dogs Depatures: Unlucky, I L O, UseR, Tacorsair, Starroad, and System of the Wipe. [NA PVE] The Hydra’s Den Held: Biz Enton Company, Plunderers, Scales & Sails, The Salty Seamen, Dead Men Floating, and The Exiles. Arrivals: Atlas Shrugged, blublublu, East India Trading Co., and Sail, Fail, Repeat. Departures: Test Squadron, Bad Neighbors, The Exiles, Chronically Raving Co., and Pirates of Gore. Show ‘n Tell! Hear ye, hear ye! We be seekin’ fer the finest of ATLAS community creations! Show us yer mighty fleets, paint pieces, flags & sails, impenetrable forts, hellish tats, scenic screenshots, 'n entertainin' videos! Each week, we'll be runnin' a contest where we'll select th' best o' th' bunch 'n award tha winners wit' a cash prize! We’ll be extending the first contest until the following Monday as we started midweek, and wanted to give every one of you a chance to enter! Though, here are some of the fantastic Community Creations we’ve seen so far Entries can be posted in the Creative Section, the Steam Workshop, or shared via social media! That's all for tonight! We hope you guys have a fantastic New Year celebration! All the best, 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
  3. Ahoy Pathfinders! We'd like to wish all ATLAS Pathfinders a very Happy New Year! It's been a crazy start to our voyage, and it's already filled with so many exciting memories for us here at Grapeshot Games! We've only just explored the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what ATLAS will be and we're excited for the future ahead. As each night passes, ATLAS gets one step closer to becoming one of the most ambitious online worlds of all time and fulfiling its destiny as the ultimate fantasy pirate adventure! Thank you so much for becoming a part of our crew and we can't wait to show all you scallywags, landlubbers, captains, and seadogs what lies ahead! Development Update We don’t have too much to add this week as the general battleplan is the same, though we’re going to do our best to keep you informed on a regular basis, via Social Media, Discord, and our weekly Captain's Log posts. As mentioned in the previous Captain’s Log, our number one priority at the moment is tackling the stability, connection, and data issues, and we promised that we would make significant progress! Over the last few days, we have released a number of critical updates which have improved our server performance tenfold. We have statistically eliminated over 95% of all crashes, and are presently working on further updates to bring that number down even more. As a team, our direction is now shifting onto connection issues, data loss bugs and general balance and gameplay fixes -- as you can see, some of these changes are already underway! Patch Notes up to v8.56: Current Version: v8.56 - Anyone can now demolish shipwreck structures to regain resources so get your diving suits ready! - NPC Trading Ships are back and no longer affected by wild creature destruction commands! Reminder for those with deep pockets, the trader ships have an epic Dragon which can be purchased for 50,000 gold coins v8.35 - Improvements made to joining/rejoining servers, should make it more reliable and eliminate many cases of connection lost/failure to grab server info. v8.35 - Fixed a bug where HUD may not have shown to players in some cases. v8 - Further improved server stability. - Further reduced Ship of the Damned spawns by 20% - Ship of the Damned now are allowed to "Wander" away from shore if they find themselves close to shore - Ship of the Damned targeting ranges now are reduced by the type of ship (down to 30% for rafts (which means they will now attack rafts - but you have to get pretty darn close to them!) and 0% for dinghies) - -LowMemoryMode now disables the background movies for lighter memory footprint - Changed damage type on repair hammer to 0 against players, human npcs, and creatures - Ships near shore do not attract cyclones anymore - Vultures should now more easily harvest corpses - Ships that players are based on do not use staggered updates now (resolving the issue of the choppy spyglass rotation when in the crow's nest, for example) - Can no longer weapon-charge or dodge when encumbered. - Fixed erroneous reference to chalcedony instead of flint base - Added Ingots/Alloys and Organic Paste to the list of resources allowed in the ship repair box - Tripled gathering weighting of metal in all the generic rocks for both pick and hatchet damage types - Grenades damaged to stone multiplied by 3x - Changed Human Crew character carry inv max weight from 1000 to 60. - Switched damage weightings around so the pick tool is preferred from metal/crystal/gem/salts and hatchet for wood/coal/stone, etc. No adjustments have been made to yield changes, just tools have been adjusted. - Fixed an issue with treasure bottle's spawning (there will now be more of them and more reliably spawned) and increased the quality of loot found in treasures. v7.8 - Further server/networking optimisation to improve server performance and stability. We have effectively eliminated over 95% of our crashes. We'll be continuing to monitor our servers over the coming days ahead and tackle more events. Consequently, we will be turning our primary attention to data transfer issues and connection issues. - Reduced Ship of the Damned targeting range by 50%. We're going to look into scaling that based on the type of ship. v7.6 - Further server/networking optimisation to improve server performance, stability, and connection issues. - Further tweaks made to Ship of the Damned should no longer wander close to shore, however, they may chase you. - Shipyards are now properly tagged on the server side, so enemy players will not be able to demo them unless the decay timer has truly hit 0 on the server. Link to complete Patch Notes: Dynamic ATLAS Maps Round-Up Pathfinders! It’s week 2 and here’s another round up of the Dynamic Maps! For those who aren’t familiar, The ATLAS Dynamic Maps is a system that monitors live in-game territory ownership and indicates which companies dominate over the lands. Soon, the Companies that have occupied Islands for a certain period of time will gain the automatic privilege to name them on the in-game and web maps, as it is their land! So each week with our Captain’s Log, we’ll be including an image to monitor the progress of the maps, taking note of any exits or new arrivals and any drastic changes in the overall claim. Who will come to dominate the ATLAS may very well become clear in the days and weeks ahead, though maintaining a large Empire will likely come with its own longer-term challenges... Remember you can don your tribe’s company flag by stylizing it in the game with a paintbrush! Upload your own images or design it how you like, with the top company flags always being visible on https://map.playatlas.com/ [EU PVP] The Whale’s Wrath Held: XSM???, Cobra, French & Ships, Bad Company, Blackwater Company, BLDX DOUYU56876, and Chem B Arrivals: PUBG GOLDEN HORDE, OOOOOOOOOF, and La Flotte Ancestrale Departures: Le Saint Empire, The Holy Annwn Empire, Blackwater Company, and Marlong. [NA PVP] The Kraken’s Maw Held: Dynasty, MAGA, INFINITE, The Goodship Misery, High Seas Booty Bandits, Radium, and Order of Freedom Arrivals: TPG, CSTG, and Barry Sails Departures: Darkblade Army, Libertalia, and Black Sails. And whilst there isn’t active PvP on PVE servers, we’d like to recognize the following tribes for their claims! [EU PVE] The Siren’s Call Held: Compagnie des Indes, M.E.R.C Spirit, Forlorn Hope, Unlucky, and Paragon. Arrivals: Rum ueber Bord, I.C.E, Woelfe des Rudels, Future Company (HUN), PIRATES, and Febrirs Dogs Depatures: Unlucky, I L O, UseR, Tacorsair, Starroad, and System of the Wipe. [NA PVE] The Hydra’s Den Held: Biz Enton Company, Plunderers, Scales & Sails, The Salty Seamen, Dead Men Floating, and The Exiles. Arrivals: Atlas Shrugged, blublublu, East India Trading Co., and Sail, Fail, Repeat. Departures: Test Squadron, Bad Neighbors, The Exiles, Chronically Raving Co., and Pirates of Gore. Show ‘n Tell! Hear ye, hear ye! We be seekin’ fer the finest of ATLAS community creations! Show us yer mighty fleets, paint pieces, flags & sails, impenetrable forts, hellish tats, scenic screenshots, 'n entertainin' videos! Each week, we'll be runnin' a contest where we'll select th' best o' th' bunch 'n award tha winners wit' a cash prize! We’ll be extending the first contest until the following Monday as we started midweek, and wanted to give every one of you a chance to enter! Though, here are some of the fantastic Community Creations we’ve seen so far Entries can be posted in the Creative Section, the Steam Workshop, or shared via social media! That's all for tonight! We hope you guys have a fantastic New Year celebration! All the best, 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
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  8. Some of you may be experiencing different issues to the one the OP is providing steps to resolve. Thanks again INCARNATE, the info has been shared with our tech team so hopefully we can get this resolved on our end too.
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  11. Ahoy Pathfinders! Before we begin, you’re probably wondering two things, what happened to the other 12 Captain Log’s and isn’t it bad juju to start with 13? Well, to address the former, they were lost out at sea! Kidding, they’re still available to read on Steam but now that we’ve opened our Community Hub, we’ll have regularly scheduled posts here and on Steam each Monday which will cover the latest news, development updates, patch notes, contests and more. As for bad luck? We’re hardened adventurers! We fear nothing and no one! To get started, let’s discuss the launch, the boatload of updates we’ve had so far, as well as our initial development battleplan! Launch and Patch Notes For those that want to skip to starter, and jump right into the entrée, here’s a link to the latest changelog: You could say that we were off to a stormy start! The initial influx of players wanting to set sail immediately was (predictably in hindsight) larger than we anticipated and our systems got crushed until we tuned the new technical systems to handle it. We have been incredibly humbled and excited by the number of seafaring Pathfinders wanting to dive into the ATLAS. Since the launch, the team has heavily prioritised connection and capacity resolutions, server and client-side performance updates, server and client-side crash fixes as well as tackling general gameplay bugs and balance concerns. We’re going to continue to iterate at a very rapid rate, you can generally expect daily deployments and updates to both servers and clients, and sometimes even multiple if we feel like a change is significant enough to warrant it. We truly appreciate everyone’s patience and support during this launch period and we intend to show our gratitude through frequent updates that resolve the issues which matter to you and improve ATLAS in both the near-term and over the long term. ATLAS is a very ambitious project and we recognize that there is much work to be done as it begins its Early Access journey, but as we said before, we’re hardened adventurers and we’re looking forward to the fun and challenges that we’ll experience alongside you! We want to make it very clear to you that these rapid updates and the continuous upwards progression will continue with ATLAS. We have deployed a new server version to our Official Network (v7.104) which has resolved many server crashes and is already showing significant improvement in server stability; however, there is still more to come! Our number one priority at the moment is tackling the stability, connection, and data issues, and we will make significant progress over the coming days ahead. The full list of the changelog for our upcoming update later tonight which focused on balance and stability, as well as the changelog for our update last night which dealt with a lot of gameplay bugs and stability. Patch 7.3 Notes: - Server-side crash fixes and stability improvements- Server stability improved 40%+ . More to come. - Reduced Army of the Damned ships spawn rate by 60% - Reduced Army of the Damned ship HP per level scaling by 20% - Reduced Army of the Damned ship Aggro range by 10% - Boosted Army of the Damned ship loot quality by 10% - Reduced Flotsam spawn rate by 35% - Increased Treasuremap item quality by 15% - Eliminated at-sea increased rate of vitamin/vitals consumption. Now it just causes food to spoil faster, and temperatures to drop. - Increased vitamin equilibrium range to +/- 20% rather than 10% (making it easier to achieve and stay in equilibrium) - Decreased vitamin deficiency debuff threshold to 10% rather than 20% - Reduced base rate of vitamin consumption by 2% - Ensured army of the damned ships spawn farther away from shore, and don't spawn too near player ships - Fixed Diving Platform to take any oils, not just blubber - Changed Lighthouse HP to 25k, gave it stone structure settings, and allow it to burn oil - Vultures will no longer erroneously target players they can't hit - Army of the Damned Ships will no longer initially aggro to drydocked or anchored ships, unless fired upon by them or already targeting them. - Added one more Skill Point earned by all level-ups above 10 (recommend players Respec) Released v7 Patches Notes - Added a new event cosmetic, 'Top Hat'. Permanent skin with 10 applicable uses. Can be purchased from Cosmetic Vendors in Freeports or Travelling Merchants. From the 27th of December, through til the 2nd of January, wearing this hat whilst digging up treasure will result in double the gold. - Improved server performance by adjusting server water thread utilization - Changed declaim period (stealing enemy territory) to 30 minutes from 1.5 hours (requires they have no alive crew or players in the vicinity) - Removed requirement to be on a boat to steal someone's boat after placing the claim flag. Adjusted base value times to claim the boats to be 1 one minute to steal a dinghy, 2hrs~ to steal a raft, a couple hours to steal sloop, and so forth (levelling a ship increases the time it takes to steal that ship). - Rebalanced Skill Point requirements as originally intended, where higher tier skills cost more SP. Forced a one-time 'free' respec to use these new values. - "Low Memory" Launch Option for more reliable <= 8GB OS support. Launch the game with '-lowmemorymode' to utilize this! - Ship collision damage is now disabled on Freeport servers. - Alpha creature spawns are now disabled on Freeport and Lawless Servers. - Item yield and Gold yield from Treasure have been doubled - Significantly reduced Torch and Fire Arrow Damage - Fixed a bug which prevented resources from respawning. Please note when this update goes live, it may be a few hours until they naturally start appearing again. - Increased the damage from Dragon Fire AOE and set it to an 8-hour tame time with the token - Equilibrium Buff now gives +20% XP, -20% reduced incoming damage, +30 temperature fortitude, +10% movement speed, +20% melee damage, and takes 30 minutes to achieve rather than an hour. - Fixed a bug which prevented Bottles and Flotsams from spawning - Fixed a bug ocean and deep ocean spawners, including Mermaids, Whales, Ship of the Damned, and Squids. - NPC crew that are recruited in Freeport are now correctly assigned to your team. - Fixed Shovels and Heavy Shields so they no longer damage stone structures - All freeports now have pirate music in town - Scuttling is now tied to the demolishing tribe governance setting and Prevent Demolishing Structures in Group Management Settings - Group ranks now enabled on seating structures, so you're able to have better control of who is able to use those (Steering Wheel and Lt Podium) - PvE Claim Flag contesting now displays the enemy Claim Flag's upkeep time remaining before you can contest it, and provides a proper HUD message to that effect. Stay tuned for more updates to come in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. This game is going to be huge, and we’ve got a lot in store for you! Captain’s Quarters Hello all, apologies for the challenging launch here! Between the intensity of preparing for the release of a massively multiplayer title, and the needs to get all of the new infrastructure prepared to roll-out, we let the schedule and initial launch builds get away from us. Hunkered down in our development bunker 24/7 subsisting on Red Bulls and stale pizza, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture, which ought to start and end with communication to the players. Despite it all, I’m so happy that so many of you see the potential in what ATLAS is, and are enjoying the immense scale of sandbox freedom that can readily be had in the game. As we churn through issues and continue to build out the game in the days, weeks, and months ahead, I’m looking forward to seeing what’s just over the horizon for the game and its growing community. As a great poet of the sea once wrote: “All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” On a side note: the ATLAS Dev Kit & Steam Workshop! We haven’t forgotten about it, and the hooks for it are all ready to build the large-scale wargame of your dreams. We need Epic’s help to release it in early January, and tentatively intend for it to release by January 7, if not sooner. We will post further news as we get it ready to ship out then. In the meantime, you can experiment if you have server administrator rights with the following commands to mess around with some Dev Kit example vehicles: Airplane: cheat ssf “zephyr” Tank: cheat ssf “tank” Steampunk Airship: cheat ssf “steam” Have fun, just be sure you have enough runway to take off in that plane, else you might find yourself in the drink! -Jeremy Work Like a Captain, Party Like a… Lord? Ye be cordially invited to join th’ crew at the Captain’s table to celebrate the New Year in style! Startin' from today with this update, the' 26th o' December, runnin' right through the New Year 'til th' 2nd o' January, Pathfinders can get involved in the' festive celebrations by pickin' up a Top Hat at thar nearest cosmetic vendor, located in all Freeports or at a Travellin’ Merchant! All Pathfinders wearin' a top hat whilst diggin' up booty protected by the damned will be granted double the normal reward in gold! This bonus holiday effect be applied upon the distribution o' th' loot, so regardless o' whoever digs up th' booty, be it ye or a scallywag, as long as ye're wearin' th' hat ye'll get th' bonus between the 26th t’ tha 2nd. Th' Top Hat Skins will remain in game forever, however, they will 'ave a limited number of skin applications 'n th' bonus effect will only last 'til th' 2nd o' January! We know this isn’t the biggest Holiday Event to launch with, given our focus on shoring up our planks from the launch period. Rest assured we have far more ambitious limited-run events planned for the future! Dynamic ATLAS Maps Round-Up Congratulations to the following companies for topping the leaderboards of our Dynamic Maps! The ATLAS Dynamic Maps is a system that monitors live in-game territory ownership and indicates which companies dominate over the lands. Soon, the Companies that have occupied Islands for a certain period of time will gain the automatic privilege to name them on the in-game and web maps, as it is their land! So each week with our Captain’s Log, we’ll be including an image to monitor the progress of the maps, taking note of any exits or new arrivals and any drastic changes in the overall claim. As this is just the first week of the ATLAS, we expect the Dynamic Maps to show a very turbulent representation as Companies expand their territories and go to war. Who will come to dominate the ATLAS may very well become clear in the days and weeks ahead, though maintaining a large Empire will likely come with its own longer-term challenges... Remember you can don your tribe’s company flag by stylizing it in the game with a paintbrush! Upload your own images or design it how you like, with the top company flags always being visible on https://map.playatlas.com/ [EU PVP] The Whale’s Wrath Arrivals: XSM???, Cobra, Le Saint Empire, French & Ships, The Holy Annwn Empire, Bad Company, Blackwater Company, BLDX DOUYU56876, Chem B, and Marlong Departures: N/A Notable changes: N/A [NA PVP] The Kraken’s Maw Arrivals: Dynasty, MAGA, INFINITE, Darkblade Army, The Goodship Misery, High Seas Booty Bandits, Radium, Order of Freedom, Libertalia, and Black Sails. Departures: N/A Notable changes: N/A And whilst there isn’t active PvP on PVE servers, we’d like to recognize the following tribes for their claims! [EU PVE] The Siren’s Call Arrivals: Compagnie des Indes, M.E.R.C Spirit, Forlorn Hope, Unlucky, Paragon, I L O, UseR, Tacorsair, Starroad, and System of the Wipe. Depatures: N/A [NA PVE] The Hydra’s Den Arrivals: Biz Enton Company, Plunderers, Test Squadron, Scales & Sails, The Salty Seamen, Dead Men Floating, Bad Neighbors, The Exiles, Chronically Raving Co., and Pirates of Gore. Departures: N/A Show ‘n Tell! Hear ye, hear ye! We be seekin’ fer the finest of ATLAS community creations! Show us yer mighty fleets, paint pieces, flags & sails, impenetrable forts, hellish tats, scenic screenshots, 'n entertainin' videos! Each week, we'll be runnin' a contest where we'll select th' best o' th' bunch 'n award tha winners wit' a cash prize! The first contest starts today 'n the winners will be announced in the next Captain's Log! Here are some examples so you have an idea of what we’re looking for! Source: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1599330758 Source: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1598938195 Source: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1599761403 We'd really love to see some epic boats and fortresses! Entries can be posted in the Creative Section the forums, so we’ll be on the lookout for your submissions! https://www.playatlas.com/index.php?/forums/forum/42-creative/ 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 That's it for this post ya scallywags! Stay tuned for next Monday’s Log for a peek at some of the new things which await you on the ATLAS in January and beyond! Cheers, Jat, Jeremy, and Jesse View full article
  12. Ahoy Pathfinders! Before we begin, you’re probably wondering two things, what happened to the other 12 Captain Log’s and isn’t it bad juju to start with 13? Well, to address the former, they were lost out at sea! Kidding, they’re still available to read on Steam but now that we’ve opened our Community Hub, we’ll have regularly scheduled posts here and on Steam each Monday which will cover the latest news, development updates, patch notes, contests and more. As for bad luck? We’re hardened adventurers! We fear nothing and no one! To get started, let’s discuss the launch, the boatload of updates we’ve had so far, as well as our initial development battleplan! Launch and Patch Notes For those that want to skip to starter, and jump right into the entrée, here’s a link to the latest changelog: You could say that we were off to a stormy start! The initial influx of players wanting to set sail immediately was (predictably in hindsight) larger than we anticipated and our systems got crushed until we tuned the new technical systems to handle it. We have been incredibly humbled and excited by the number of seafaring Pathfinders wanting to dive into the ATLAS. Since the launch, the team has heavily prioritised connection and capacity resolutions, server and client-side performance updates, server and client-side crash fixes as well as tackling general gameplay bugs and balance concerns. We’re going to continue to iterate at a very rapid rate, you can generally expect daily deployments and updates to both servers and clients, and sometimes even multiple if we feel like a change is significant enough to warrant it. We truly appreciate everyone’s patience and support during this launch period and we intend to show our gratitude through frequent updates that resolve the issues which matter to you and improve ATLAS in both the near-term and over the long term. ATLAS is a very ambitious project and we recognize that there is much work to be done as it begins its Early Access journey, but as we said before, we’re hardened adventurers and we’re looking forward to the fun and challenges that we’ll experience alongside you! We want to make it very clear to you that these rapid updates and the continuous upwards progression will continue with ATLAS. We have deployed a new server version to our Official Network (v7.104) which has resolved many server crashes and is already showing significant improvement in server stability; however, there is still more to come! Our number one priority at the moment is tackling the stability, connection, and data issues, and we will make significant progress over the coming days ahead. The full list of the changelog for our upcoming update later tonight which focused on balance and stability, as well as the changelog for our update last night which dealt with a lot of gameplay bugs and stability. Patch 7.3 Notes: - Server-side crash fixes and stability improvements- Server stability improved 40%+ . More to come. - Reduced Army of the Damned ships spawn rate by 60% - Reduced Army of the Damned ship HP per level scaling by 20% - Reduced Army of the Damned ship Aggro range by 10% - Boosted Army of the Damned ship loot quality by 10% - Reduced Flotsam spawn rate by 35% - Increased Treasuremap item quality by 15% - Eliminated at-sea increased rate of vitamin/vitals consumption. Now it just causes food to spoil faster, and temperatures to drop. - Increased vitamin equilibrium range to +/- 20% rather than 10% (making it easier to achieve and stay in equilibrium) - Decreased vitamin deficiency debuff threshold to 10% rather than 20% - Reduced base rate of vitamin consumption by 2% - Ensured army of the damned ships spawn farther away from shore, and don't spawn too near player ships - Fixed Diving Platform to take any oils, not just blubber - Changed Lighthouse HP to 25k, gave it stone structure settings, and allow it to burn oil - Vultures will no longer erroneously target players they can't hit - Army of the Damned Ships will no longer initially aggro to drydocked or anchored ships, unless fired upon by them or already targeting them. - Added one more Skill Point earned by all level-ups above 10 (recommend players Respec) Released v7 Patches Notes - Added a new event cosmetic, 'Top Hat'. Permanent skin with 10 applicable uses. Can be purchased from Cosmetic Vendors in Freeports or Travelling Merchants. From the 27th of December, through til the 2nd of January, wearing this hat whilst digging up treasure will result in double the gold. - Improved server performance by adjusting server water thread utilization - Changed declaim period (stealing enemy territory) to 30 minutes from 1.5 hours (requires they have no alive crew or players in the vicinity) - Removed requirement to be on a boat to steal someone's boat after placing the claim flag. Adjusted base value times to claim the boats to be 1 one minute to steal a dinghy, 2hrs~ to steal a raft, a couple hours to steal sloop, and so forth (levelling a ship increases the time it takes to steal that ship). - Rebalanced Skill Point requirements as originally intended, where higher tier skills cost more SP. Forced a one-time 'free' respec to use these new values. - "Low Memory" Launch Option for more reliable <= 8GB OS support. Launch the game with '-lowmemorymode' to utilize this! - Ship collision damage is now disabled on Freeport servers. - Alpha creature spawns are now disabled on Freeport and Lawless Servers. - Item yield and Gold yield from Treasure have been doubled - Significantly reduced Torch and Fire Arrow Damage - Fixed a bug which prevented resources from respawning. Please note when this update goes live, it may be a few hours until they naturally start appearing again. - Increased the damage from Dragon Fire AOE and set it to an 8-hour tame time with the token - Equilibrium Buff now gives +20% XP, -20% reduced incoming damage, +30 temperature fortitude, +10% movement speed, +20% melee damage, and takes 30 minutes to achieve rather than an hour. - Fixed a bug which prevented Bottles and Flotsams from spawning - Fixed a bug ocean and deep ocean spawners, including Mermaids, Whales, Ship of the Damned, and Squids. - NPC crew that are recruited in Freeport are now correctly assigned to your team. - Fixed Shovels and Heavy Shields so they no longer damage stone structures - All freeports now have pirate music in town - Scuttling is now tied to the demolishing tribe governance setting and Prevent Demolishing Structures in Group Management Settings - Group ranks now enabled on seating structures, so you're able to have better control of who is able to use those (Steering Wheel and Lt Podium) - PvE Claim Flag contesting now displays the enemy Claim Flag's upkeep time remaining before you can contest it, and provides a proper HUD message to that effect. Stay tuned for more updates to come in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. This game is going to be huge, and we’ve got a lot in store for you! Captain’s Quarters Hello all, apologies for the challenging launch here! Between the intensity of preparing for the release of a massively multiplayer title, and the needs to get all of the new infrastructure prepared to roll-out, we let the schedule and initial launch builds get away from us. Hunkered down in our development bunker 24/7 subsisting on Red Bulls and stale pizza, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture, which ought to start and end with communication to the players. Despite it all, I’m so happy that so many of you see the potential in what ATLAS is, and are enjoying the immense scale of sandbox freedom that can readily be had in the game. As we churn through issues and continue to build out the game in the days, weeks, and months ahead, I’m looking forward to seeing what’s just over the horizon for the game and its growing community. As a great poet of the sea once wrote: “All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” On a side note: the ATLAS Dev Kit & Steam Workshop! We haven’t forgotten about it, and the hooks for it are all ready to build the large-scale wargame of your dreams. We need Epic’s help to release it in early January, and tentatively intend for it to release by January 7, if not sooner. We will post further news as we get it ready to ship out then. In the meantime, you can experiment if you have server administrator rights with the following commands to mess around with some Dev Kit example vehicles: Airplane: cheat ssf “zephyr” Tank: cheat ssf “tank” Steampunk Airship: cheat ssf “steam” Have fun, just be sure you have enough runway to take off in that plane, else you might find yourself in the drink! -Jeremy Work Like a Captain, Party Like a… Lord? Ye be cordially invited to join th’ crew at the Captain’s table to celebrate the New Year in style! Startin' from today with this update, the' 26th o' December, runnin' right through the New Year 'til th' 2nd o' January, Pathfinders can get involved in the' festive celebrations by pickin' up a Top Hat at thar nearest cosmetic vendor, located in all Freeports or at a Travellin’ Merchant! All Pathfinders wearin' a top hat whilst diggin' up booty protected by the damned will be granted double the normal reward in gold! This bonus holiday effect be applied upon the distribution o' th' loot, so regardless o' whoever digs up th' booty, be it ye or a scallywag, as long as ye're wearin' th' hat ye'll get th' bonus between the 26th t’ tha 2nd. Th' Top Hat Skins will remain in game forever, however, they will 'ave a limited number of skin applications 'n th' bonus effect will only last 'til th' 2nd o' January! We know this isn’t the biggest Holiday Event to launch with, given our focus on shoring up our planks from the launch period. Rest assured we have far more ambitious limited-run events planned for the future! Dynamic ATLAS Maps Round-Up Congratulations to the following companies for topping the leaderboards of our Dynamic Maps! The ATLAS Dynamic Maps is a system that monitors live in-game territory ownership and indicates which companies dominate over the lands. Soon, the Companies that have occupied Islands for a certain period of time will gain the automatic privilege to name them on the in-game and web maps, as it is their land! So each week with our Captain’s Log, we’ll be including an image to monitor the progress of the maps, taking note of any exits or new arrivals and any drastic changes in the overall claim. As this is just the first week of the ATLAS, we expect the Dynamic Maps to show a very turbulent representation as Companies expand their territories and go to war. Who will come to dominate the ATLAS may very well become clear in the days and weeks ahead, though maintaining a large Empire will likely come with its own longer-term challenges... Remember you can don your tribe’s company flag by stylizing it in the game with a paintbrush! Upload your own images or design it how you like, with the top company flags always being visible on https://map.playatlas.com/ [EU PVP] The Whale’s Wrath Arrivals: XSM???, Cobra, Le Saint Empire, French & Ships, The Holy Annwn Empire, Bad Company, Blackwater Company, BLDX DOUYU56876, Chem B, and Marlong Departures: N/A Notable changes: N/A [NA PVP] The Kraken’s Maw Arrivals: Dynasty, MAGA, INFINITE, Darkblade Army, The Goodship Misery, High Seas Booty Bandits, Radium, Order of Freedom, Libertalia, and Black Sails. Departures: N/A Notable changes: N/A And whilst there isn’t active PvP on PVE servers, we’d like to recognize the following tribes for their claims! [EU PVE] The Siren’s Call Arrivals: Compagnie des Indes, M.E.R.C Spirit, Forlorn Hope, Unlucky, Paragon, I L O, UseR, Tacorsair, Starroad, and System of the Wipe. Depatures: N/A [NA PVE] The Hydra’s Den Arrivals: Biz Enton Company, Plunderers, Test Squadron, Scales & Sails, The Salty Seamen, Dead Men Floating, Bad Neighbors, The Exiles, Chronically Raving Co., and Pirates of Gore. Departures: N/A Show ‘n Tell! Hear ye, hear ye! We be seekin’ fer the finest of ATLAS community creations! Show us yer mighty fleets, paint pieces, flags & sails, impenetrable forts, hellish tats, scenic screenshots, 'n entertainin' videos! Each week, we'll be runnin' a contest where we'll select th' best o' th' bunch 'n award tha winners wit' a cash prize! The first contest starts today 'n the winners will be announced in the next Captain's Log! Here are some examples so you have an idea of what we’re looking for! Source: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1599330758 Source: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1598938195 Source: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1599761403 We'd really love to see some epic boats and fortresses! Entries can be posted in the Creative Section the forums, so we’ll be on the lookout for your submissions! https://www.playatlas.com/index.php?/forums/forum/42-creative/ 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 That's it for this post ya scallywags! Stay tuned for next Monday’s Log for a peek at some of the new things which await you on the ATLAS in January and beyond! Cheers, Jat, Jeremy, and Jesse
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  17. We've got quite a few crashes we're iterating through at the moment - a lot of servers are experiencing this and the team are working to get them resolved as soon as possible.
  18. Freeports are the intended starting area, however, due to the capacity of players we had at launch and some of the connection issues we ran into, we've temporarily enabled Lawless Regions to be spawn zones too. Unfortunately, they don't have 'spawn points' actually set up as they were never intended, so the game searches for an area nearby the coast to spawn you. For now, the system does what it needs to do, which allows players another avenue to get into the game outside of Freeports. We're in the process of exploring other options and improving on this further, whether that's creating actual spawn areas in Lawless regions, or alternative solutions, we'll have to see.
  19. I understand your frustration Roberts, the team are working hard to ensure that we can resolve these problems. Even though we don't plan to deploy today (unless a critical emergency calls for it), many of us are still working on these technical solutions. The quality of the game will improve tremendously over the weeks ahead and you guys will see near daily progress when it comes to stability, crashes, performance and the tackling of bugs.
  20. Merry Christmas to you too
  21. We've gone ahead and removed it from the Lawless Regions but it still exists within the Freeport.
  22. Hey Pathfinders, We're still working on getting this fully set up, but for those of you who would like to host your own Unofficial Server, you can do so now. We've got some more information that we'd like to include with this, as well as some more setup but it'll come in time as right now our preparations are focused on getting the base game into a good state. Though we know a lot of you are quite savvy and comfortable diving into this yourselves, so we wanted to make the basics available . Here is a link to the ServerGridEditor src, as well as our wiki which covers some technical info on how to get started: https://github.com/GrapeshotGames/ServerGridEditor/wiki The latest version of the server can now be downloaded via the Steam Depo: https://steamdb.info/app/1006030/info/ and we've included an example JSON file. ServerGrid.json Over time we'll be editing the wiki to include more information, as well as cover as many of your questions as possible. We are working on getting this setup on an anonymous steam depo but for now, you are able to host an unofficial server with these files. Thanks for being so patient guys!
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