Atlas: Pirate Survival MMO Catch-all

So it seemed all the PVE zones were down so i joined on the PVP server and selected one of the lawless areas (C8).

I don't know if it's a product of the PVP server or the Lawless area, but there was no hub where you could gather enough for a raft. It looks like you're there till you're able to build a dock and ship. All the while there is level 200+ critters all over the place.

Good thing though was there was next to no rubber banding.

Sloop has been built!

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For those not in the company already jump into discord and we should be able to pick folk ups much easier now with the sloop than the raft.

While you wait please craft a bed somewhere on your starting island.

I've read other places the lawless area is meant to be picked up not to be spawned unless you have friends with boat coming.

I finally made it out of the starter zone solo on Official PvE (EU). the journey felt absolutely epic given the struggle I had getting ready (I think i've got it down pat now though). Made landfall on the first island I came to, but I'm going to go on more of a journey before finding somewhere to call home.

Review bombing or not, I'm really enjoying this game.

omni wrote:

I finally made it out of the starter zone solo on Official PvE (EU). the journey felt absolutely epic given the struggle I had getting ready (I think i've got it down pat now though). Made landfall on the first island I came to, but I'm going to go on more of a journey before finding somewhere to call home.

Review bombing or not, I'm really enjoying this game.

I've said it before and sure i'll say it again... f*ck reviews.

Considering that ping and fps is relatively low across the board have you checked out the NA server yet?

On the PvE server we have a sloop built already and a small starting village with our own claim.

It would be relatively easy to get you in company and have you port to our beds.

So the same level 42 guy decided to destroy all our beds and kill everyone after everyone logged. Name was 4D Shots in the Pizza Guys clan. I was able to move south a bit and befriended (made an Alliance) with some guys building a large ship like ours (Blue Moons Clan). They helped me gather the stuff I needed to make another bed just south of where we are building our ship. I called it "Safe Bed - we hope".

Yeah, I'll check it out soon, I was just enjoying getting the basics right in my head before getting involved with others who already know - something I have to do in every game.

I played for about 4 hours in a row last night and don't think I dipped below 40fps, increasing to about 55 once I got away from the island. That's not mind blowing in today's terms by any means, but given where things were a few days ago, good going.

Sydhart wrote:

So the same level 42 guy decided to destroy all our beds and kill everyone after everyone logged. Name was 4D Shots in the Pizza Guys clan. I was able to move south a bit and befriended (made an Alliance) with some guys building a large ship like ours (Blue Moons Clan). They helped me gather the stuff I needed to make another bed just south of where we are building our ship. I called it "Safe Bed - we hope".

Safe bed was destroyed too. I am starting to think that he is using some kind of exploit to find things. He destroyed a bed that I didn't think he could find. I built a new raft given that ours is messed up (long story), and it is in the zone with a bed, but I didn't have time to get it back to our island. Hopefully that is the extent of what he did.

kazar wrote:
Sydhart wrote:

So the same level 42 guy decided to destroy all our beds and kill everyone after everyone logged. Name was 4D Shots in the Pizza Guys clan. I was able to move south a bit and befriended (made an Alliance) with some guys building a large ship like ours (Blue Moons Clan). They helped me gather the stuff I needed to make another bed just south of where we are building our ship. I called it "Safe Bed - we hope".

Safe bed was destroyed too. I am starting to think that he is using some kind of exploit to find things. He destroyed a bed that I didn't think he could find. I built a new raft given that ours is messed up (long story), and it is in the zone with a bed, but I didn't have time to get it back to our island. Hopefully that is the extent of what he did.

Beds on land are currently bugged in lawless areas. That's why they didn't work.

I spawned on your boat and drove us back. Recovered as much as i could from the schooner and ended up building a sloop. Had it almost done when Syd and Escher logged on. We went north to the next zone. There's next to no metal their either, but there's TONS of fiber. My vote is will fill up a row or two in storage with it and then start heading south in some of the more colder areas. I'm able to craft fur armor to help with the cold.

A couple of friends and I have a tiny claim far in the north. We started up there, and it was brutal. With the starting clothes you are lucky to get a day warm enough for exploring and gathering, and night pretty much requires you to stay indoors. If you get wet, you're pretty much going to die, so that makes spear fishing difficult. Fur armor is a huge upgrade though, so you have a big head start.

The biggest game changer for us was finding metal. We only found three nodes, but it was enough to get metal tools, crafting stations, and a sloop. We even had a little left over for a pair of scissors.

Maybe if we sail south enough we could visit! I don't know what we would trade. I've been trying to tame a crow, but no luck so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YORa...

Pretty well sums up my thoughts so far. I was within 1 key press of submitting for a refund for this game yesterday. I then put things into perspective and realized Ark started worse than this. It did improve to be one of my favorite games so I'm still going to keep playing and just pray that it gets better. I have enjoyed figuring out things in the game, the new ship system, and helping my friends for a little positive note.

I know you're not happy but Upper Echelon has turned into a click bait channel and does nothing but bitch about everything. His content has gone down hill since he stopped playing Division.

For the record first things first.

This game is currently broken. It's still fun, but definitely broken.

People keep glomming on to that 40k number because of the marketing. To expect that at launch is over ambitious by both the company and the community. Maybe they'll eventually get there but right now they need to fix what they have.

The copy/paste complaint seems a bit silly. Of course they using ARK content to get started. That should never have been a surprise. Almost every game within the same company if you look under the hood has matching assets or code. This is absolutely nothing new.

The complaint that they should've taken ARKs current code and started is also a bit silly. They probably did, but they probably started a year more ago. The amount of iteration since then has been immense. I've been tracking this game for a minimum of 6 months probably closer to 8 or10. Which means they were probably working on this for at least a year before that.

Also despite all the negatives they have they've been busting ass trying to get things going. It's been a near constant state of updates since they eventually launched. Most of the stuff in that video above has already been addressed and fixed (and new problems added ) .

Now they definitely should be bashed by their lack of communication, and poor game design choices. Again this game is a broken mess, but it has amazing potential and despite even the current warts a lot of fun.

What I am interested in seeing where they go is regarding their tech. They effectively built a system that can have a never ending size map. Right now it is 15x15 which limits them to 225 zones and a hard cap of around 34k people on at once, but they made their code scale out which means that could add another 675 zones and turn it into a 30x30 with a cap of around 135k people on at once and all it would cost them is hardware and bandwidth.

PSA: A yeti can and will board a sloop
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After this picture he punched me off of the boat and smashed the bed.

I am slowly puttering along. Still on my raft and finally made it out of the freeport area I started in. I believe I am in zone L9. The island I landed upon is relatively safe, just an occasional wolf. I am around level 13 or so. Would love to hook up with folks at some point.

Arkon wrote:

I am slowly puttering along. Still on my raft and finally made it out of the freeport area I started in. I believe I am in zone L9. The island I landed upon is relatively safe, just an occasional wolf. I am around level 13 or so. Would love to hook up with folks at some point.

Arkon, just hop on discord when people are on and we coordinate spawning on a starter island and inviting you to the Clan. Once you are in the clan you can respawn on the beds in our claimed areas. I should be on tonight after 8 CST and will be on for a few hours at least.

So on our PVE server we haven't had any resources respawning and someone posted on Reddit that they figured out it was Lighthouses and Buoys causing the problem. Last night we we're trying to Claim the land on which a lighthouse is built but people kept interrupting it so if you are on try to claim the land so they lighthouse is taken down! I also saw a few buoys as I was traveling around so try to get those down as well.

Sydhart wrote:

So on our PVE server we haven't had any resources respawning and someone posted on Reddit that they figured out it was Lighthouses and Buoys causing the problem. Last night we we're trying to Claim the land on which a lighthouse is built but people kept interrupting it so if you are on try to claim the land so they lighthouse is taken down! I also saw a few buoys as I was traveling around so try to get those down as well.

The latest patch was supposed to fix the resource respawn issue.

Also since it's PVE even if you got the claim you wouldn't be able to remove the structure. It would just increase the decay the building took which for ones that big is days.

The odds of you getting an actual claim in is very slim. We barely got the ones we did.

On the pvp server i have aproximately 10 hours of sailing. The light blue sections is where i've been so far...

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ranalin wrote:

On the pvp server i have aproximately 10 hours of sailing. The light blue sections is where i've been so far...

Found anything good yet? Any places where we might be able to establish a foothold? I've heard the cold areas, while harsh, are very sparsely populated but you basically can't do much outside at night and still die inside depending on the temperatures.

Woohoo into the company on the PvE server. Now to decide if it is worth trying to sail my raft all the way to the company lands or just let it decay.

Sydhart wrote:
Arkon wrote:

I am slowly puttering along. Still on my raft and finally made it out of the freeport area I started in. I believe I am in zone L9. The island I landed upon is relatively safe, just an occasional wolf. I am around level 13 or so. Would love to hook up with folks at some point.

Arkon, just hop on discord when people are on and we coordinate spawning on a starter island and inviting you to the Clan. Once you are in the clan you can respawn on the beds in our claimed areas. I should be on tonight after 8 CST and will be on for a few hours at least.

I added him.

So PvE server reset and a Ghost Ship was glitched just in front of our dock and partially built ship. It was destroyed and the Ghost Ship is still there.

Launch of GWJ's pve server second sloop.

My sloop was sunk by a ship of the damned. Then a gigantic whale crawled up onto land and smashed my house.

Then it shuffled off into the forest:
http://i.imgur.com/KosBWAm.gifv

This game man

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BuzzW wrote:

My sloop was sunk by a ship of the damned. Then a gigantic whale crawled up onto land and smashed my house.

Then it shuffled off into the forest:
http://i.imgur.com/KosBWAm.gifv

This game man

Yea lost a schooner in progress of being built and a sloop on the PVE server before this one. On the PvP server we lost a sloop to the ghost ships.

Edit:
That whale is all sorts of disturbing.

Sydhart wrote:

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This picture could have only been better if I was able to put the chicken on my head.

Got us another cow as well as a female chicken tamed. If the sheep gave birth the baby ran off or was killed as it wasn't in the pen, not sure how breeding actually works.

Tried taming a bull, was only level 3 and it kicked my butt. Was able to entrap it but then couldn't seem to get close enough to feed it without it attacking me.