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[PC] [ONE] Atlas

Unread postby icycalm » 05 Aug 2018 18:14

This is pretty incredible news. A new game from the ARK dev that basically turns Sea of Thieves into a survival/crafting MMO. The combat looks superior to ARK's (whose combat sucked), so it has that going for it. On the other hand, the ocean aesthetics look far inferior to Sea of Thieves'. And on the OTHER other hand, the character design is generic but not straight-up revolting like Sea of Thieves'.

Ultimately, what will make or break the game is the same thing that has broken every other survival MMO I've played except Rust: the max number of players. If this number is the usual <100, the game will be boring. If it's 300+, the game may have a chance, depending on how servers are set up.

Most wanted game definitely.

Atlas Trailer Leaked ~ New Project from ARK: Survival Evolved Dev
http://www.allgamesdelta.net/2018/08/at ... -from.html

Atlas Internal Trailer ~ ARK meets Sea of Thieves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAbZZKMiJuE
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Unread postby icycalm » 17 Dec 2018 17:20

So it turns out that my main worry for this game that I mentioned above—server size—has been addressed, and in spectacular fashion, as this will be a persistent universe capable of hosting an incredible 40,000 to 50,000 players. Moreover, inspired by Planetary Annihilation and the wave of games with spherical maps that inimitable masterpiece has inspired, Atlas will be played on a globe of an archipelago (which is where the game's name comes from: Google it for the history lesson) filled with all sorts of land masses to explore, build up, and fight over. And you'll be able to zoom out to planet level on the official website and see the borders of your clan as you compete with other clans for territory! And there will be recruitable NPCs on top of the tens of thousands of players for a truly living world! And there will be aging and procreation, so that when your character gets old and dies, his son will continue his legacy! And God himself will descend from the heavens and say, "Might as well wrap up the videogame industry at this point, since the best game ever has arrived".

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Yes, I know how ridiculously unreal all this sounds, but here it is. And it's about to drop in a mere couple of days (the 19th). In the Insomnia Discord [ > ] I have posted a small book's worth of commentary on the game that I won't bother repeating here (so head on over there and search for "Atlas", if you want the details), and several other CULT players are excited about the game too, so that's what we'll be playing the very nanosecond the game drops on Steam on the 19th, and hopefully—as long as it's ANYwhere near as good as it sounds—for many weeks and months after. And everyone is welcome to join us on this grand adventure for the very low special end-of-year holiday clearance sales price of $1/month on Patreon to support the clan's activities: https://www.patreon.com/icycalm

Official site: https://www.playatlas.com/

Don't miss the slick countdown timer!

Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/834910/ATLAS/

Grapeshot Games wrote:ATLAS: The ultimate survival MMO of unprecedented scale with 40,000+ simultaneous players in the same world. Join an endless adventure of piracy & sailing, exploration & combat, roleplaying & progression, settlement & civilization-building, in one of the largest game worlds ever! Explore, Build, Conquer!


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The trailer is much the same that was leaked some months ago and is linked above, but here's an official link for it now:

Official Reveal Trailer | The Game Awards 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR6OTD21w4g

There's still stuff in the old version that's not in the new, and vice versa, though, so scroll up and check the old one too after you've watched this. It's worth it.

Hope to see you exploring, building and fighting alongside me on the 19th, otherwise be sure to catch my stream, because it'll be epic! (I'll probably be streaming for 15 hours straight or something.)
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Unread postby icycalm » 27 Jan 2019 05:41

Quick impressions after an eight-hour session with recoil, Some guy and ysignal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rMvB2I9B7Y

The game is good. It is better than ARK and at least a 4/5. In some respects, it is better than even LiF (though in others, it is worse).

The combat is better than ARK's and LiF's, and almost as good as Rust's. The leveling system is deep, and the building system is smooth and robust. The sailing experience is incredible. Just being on a ship with your friends manning different posts and trying to navigate all the dangers of the full-blown no-holds-barred PVP while plotting a course to who knows where... it's an unmissable experience. If you only do a few hours of this you will have more than got your money's worth out of this game, and that's why I say it's at least a 4/5 despite having barely seen anything more than this.

Ultimately, whether the game has staying power will depend on how the conquest system is set up, and I have to say that from initial reports things don't look good in this respect. But even if all I ever manage to get out of this game is today's session, it will have been more than worth it. Skip to the two sailing segments in our stream to see what I am talking about (the first one featuring battle between our tiny ship against three giant galleons, and the second featuring a small two-ship fleet of our own that finally made landfall and led to the establishment of a base), or better yet jump in the game yourselves with us or with your friends and experience what I am talking about first-hand.
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