Today brings excellent news for Atlas gamers who reply to grind with an “Oh no!” reasonably than the customary “Yo ho!” Reducing tedious grind is a giant goal of the piratical sandbox survival game’s early entry replace v10, launched this afternoon, and that sounds welcome. Atlas proudly declares it’s from a few of the makers of Ark: Survival Evolved, and its heritage is clear within the UI, the bugginess, the grind… and the way standard it’s change into regardless of all that. Like Ark, it desires a giant dream that few games rival, even when it’s a mess. So I hope get pleasure from a barely much less tedious dream, you wild-eyed seadreamers.
Developers Grapeshot Games conceded in the announcement that “at launch, we perhaps made this a bit more difficult and tedious than it needed to be. We love being a bit hardcore but it was clear to us that adjustments were necessary.”
They’re notably specializing in the tediums round cooking, land possession, survivalism, and development, in addition to going over creature steadiness. They listing adjustments together with:
- There are 4x as many commerce ships on the seas, and so they now additionally promote commodity sorts for gold, as do NPC's at Freeports.
- You can now purchase a "Ramshackle Sloop" from the NPC Shipyardsman at Freeports. The "Ramshackle Sloop" is a pre-built sloop which has completely decrease plank HP, carry weight, and crew restrict, however is cheaper and quicker to accumulate if you wish to get into crusing quicker.
- Some ship prices have been adjusted, and in some instances lowered by roughly about 50%
- Farming rebalances to be simpler; water can now pipe uphill, area necessities for rising crops are extra forgiving, and crop progress & yield is way quicker and better.
- Reduced shovel stamina value.
- Loot stat scaling has been boosted (retroactively) by 60%
- Sea Monsters' injury has been lowered by 66%
And I shan’t even Google which difficulty necessitated this variation:
- Eating poop is now instant-death
The announcement additionally boasted that, since launch, “our crashes have statistically reduced by 97%+” however that’s not a lot consolation given the state it was in. Crashes have been removed from the one bugs, too. Like Ark, it’s an actual huge mess and individuals are nonetheless shopping for it in droves. Atlas was the fourth-best selling game on Steam last week. Because what else can aspiring virtuapirates do – play Sea Of Thieves? Some different pirate game that doesn’t allow them to eat shit and die?
Atlas is in early entry on Steam. I wouldn’t.