Here we go again.
Hubby and I have started playing Atlas again. I like Atlas. I can build bases and ships and we can sail around the world, discovering new islands and places to build even more new bases (or small homes with beds, so I can return later).
What I don't like about Atlas is the regular wipes they do, since they are still in alpha/beta/whatever state you can be in after half-releasing a game years and years ago. It means I lose my bases, castles and animals, which I tamed or stole (I mean 'saved', or 'adopted').
I also don't enjoy the surprise of these wipes. At the very least I want to know what I'm getting into, before I spend a lot of time on this game. I want to know I can enjoy myself for a while, before it's all taken away.
Anyway, the latest wipe was about a week or two ago, so I figure we're relatively safe from another one very soon.
A wipe usually means big changes to the Atlas world and since I've skipped a few, I'm struggling a little to understand this world around me now. They have split up the map and added portals to go from one continent to another. They've also overhauled the shipyards and added a lot of other ships. The talent trees are also different, so I find myself searching for craftables a lot. Luckily, you can easily search for one and find which talent it falls under.
We've split up tasks as usual in this game: Hubby is our sailor and I am our crafter/builder. Hubby is happy to be back on the water and I just ask him to navigate to that one, particular island I know and love (because I know my way around!).
Going through portals was a new experience for us, but I'm glad we found out how to get to other maps. I'm really not sure if we are doing this right, but we started out at a Freeport, bought a ramshackle boat which was very slow and then sailed a loooong way to find a place where we could build a shipyard and craft ourselves a new boat.
To our surprise, it was fairly easy to build a starters boat with some space and a proper handling sail. I'm glad to see they've kept solo players in mind just a little bit.
Hubby has already found the boat he eventually wants to build, but to get to that boat, we need a lot of gold to build a better shipyard. Getting gold is a little hard for us. We are now hauling in treasure chests at sea, which contain 1-13ish gold and we need... 500 or 1000. Yay! It could go a little faster with a diving attachment to our ship (for sunken treasures), but our basic ship can't handle that apparently.
Yesterday, we managed to get to a map which held my favorite island design. My usual spot was already taken, but we found a spot to claim further up. A spot where we had previously build aswell, way waaaay back in the beginning, so it's all good. I know my way around there aswell!
I claimed us two pieces of land, which sadly don't connect, because almost every sea spot has already been claimed. They are near enough though and the small sea spot I did manage to claim already had a basic shipyard which is now ours. It's not the one we need sadly, but hubby wants them all eventually anyway.
I, ofcourse, started building right away at my other claim spot. Gotta start my castle with courtyard sometime! Although the way I've been building it now, the courtyard is a little too small. I might keep it that way and build a proper one somewhere else later. Kinda too lazy to destroy half of what I've build so far...
It's fun to start back on Atlas again. I'm sure we'll get tired of it soon, but for now, it's keeping us entertained and giving us something to do together during hubby's vacation. So I'm happy!
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