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By Throne


From the sister studio of Wildcard, makers of ARK: Survival Evolved...
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!
Early access, Thursday, December 13th  (Update:  delayed release to December 19th)

By Throne

Kenshi 1.0 Released

It is generally a rarity that finds a single player game a feature of CotP articles, however, over recent months this game has entered my personal top five games of all-time and has passed my hourly steam totals for Mount & Blade, Fallout 4 and Skyrim in the process.  What the....yeah, I know.
So many titles over the years have claimed that it allows its players to "win" the game "their way" in an "open sandbox" environment.  Well, we cannot get the time back that we spent realizing that those developers were still significantly limited in the scope of what any individual's personal definition of in-game "freedom" actually means.  For me, M&B and SWG came close.  Unfortunately, both those games (or their EMU reboot) are either approaching or have surpassed the ten year mark of their seemingly eternal impending latest release. Enter Kenshi.
Freedom is a fun word in Kenshi...yes, you have the freedom to stay solo, group up with a squad, make a vegetable farm, join a faction, enslave a faction, slay the champion, be the richest hermit, recruit an army of robots or build the great city....blah blah, boring.  Now, the freedom to fail in the most unique form possible...that is the true gem in this game.  I will give you just the one example:
My squad is epic, I will tame the badlands and establish a civilized trading outpost...plan = awesome.  Headed for the abandoned fishing outpost.  Acid rain, not fun...put up tent, survived.  Reached fishing village, it is not a fishing village.  Really freaky "skin" people pour out of all the village buildings.  We put up a good fight but were overwhelmed.  One by one, my squad members were....stolen.  Knocked out, picked up and taken to some of the village huts.  What is going on here?  Then the screams.  Agonizing screams from my captured squad members.  No idea.  I am the last one to go down.  KO'd, picked up, taken to a nearby hut....
I died from blood loss.....after I was put into a grinder that peeled my skin off.
Kenshi is a single player sandbox PC game set in a vast and atmospheric ‘Sword-Punk’ style open world. With a mix of RPG elements, squad-based control and city-building features, gameplay is completely free-roaming and open: enjoy the freedom and potential to do whatever you want.
Set in an unrelenting world of bloodthirsty cannibals, starving bandits, brutal slavers and wild beasts, survival alone is a grueling struggle… You are not the chosen one. You’re not great and powerful. You don’t have more ‘hitpoints’ than everyone else. You are not the center of the universe, and you are not special. Unless you work for it.
Character Customization 
Edit your characters, build up their strengths and watch them endure and grow. Train Your Skills in Robotics, Thievery, Engineering, Medicine, Weapon Smithing and more!
Squad-Based Control
Play with one character or control a whole team; an army, even. Combat is Real-Time Strategy style with a choice of ranged and melee fighting styles
Build Your Base
Create and run your own city, manage an empire or simply wander the lands as a lone drifter. Research upgrades such as industry tech, weaponry crafting and trade goods
Wounds Affect Gameplay
Complex medical system where injured characters limp, crawl, bleed to death or pass out from starvation. Stem blood loss to avoid predators and replace lost limbs with robotic prosthetics
Open-ended Gameplay
An original sandbox world. Lay siege as a warlord or make your riches as a trader… There are endless game style possibilities and the world will never stop moving
Train hard
There is no level-scaling, the world does not level up along with you. At the start of the game almost everyone will be stronger than you and you’ll have to use your cunning to survive
Escape capture from deadly slavers & cannibal prisons, rescue your squad mates from grisly death and get them all home alive
Start A Faction
Keep to yourself, form an alliance or oppose other factions and territories of the world… good or bad

By Throne

Drayvn ARK cluster updated with Extinction

The ARK: Extinction map has been added to Drayvn's Server Cluster.
The Goal:
Link multiple maps on one server so that players can truly enjoy everything the game offers. You can live on the Island and still explore the dungeons on Extinction while using the dragon you got from scorched and the spelunking tools you got from Aberration.
Note: This is a private server cluster created by Drayvn and is open to COTP members who are able to conduct themselves in a mature manner.  
Note II:  These servers are not modded in order to provide some difficulty to those who can handle it.
Maps currently in cluster:
The Island Scorched Earth Aberration Extinction Server Names:
Pheah Islands Pheah Scorched Pheah Aberration Pheah Extinction Forum Group Link: 
By Throne

Fallout 76 is Live

Fallout 76 is live right now. It wasn’t supposed to go live until midnight last night but it’s arrived early so a few of us started our journey through Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic MMORPG yesterday.
So far, it is playing more like a Fallout 4 co-op with a new ((much larger) map than the pvp mayhem some were expecting.
I did run into a few brave souls who wanted to tangle early on, but not much came of it as there are protocols that keep open pvp from being too deadly until after you reach level 5.
I crashed twice in 10 hours, and my 4 yr old system held up nicely on ultra graphics (I7 - RX 480 - 32GB Ram).
The base building is unique and interesting.  Pieces snap much more smoothly than I remember in FO4.  If you find a unique plan (blueprint) like a crafting station or furniture, you can help your team out by building it for them on their camp (base) and they'll get to keep it, even if they move their base around.
The S.P.E.C.I.A.L system has been revamped with cards you can use to customize your characters perks and abilities, e.g. Guild Wars.  I didn't see it as a minus or plus, just something new to figure out and maximize for the way I play the game.
The difficulty was typical of Fallout games, where it can be a challenge for moderate gamers and daunting for casual gamers new to the Fallout franchise.
Good times are always best shared, and this game is no exception....running around with a team is much more enjoyable, however the game does not diminish whatsoever when it comes to making progress solo.
So far, it has my endorsement.
Join us in discord https://discord.gg/ar8NGD or on the forums

By Elric

New Ark Expansion!

If you haven't already seen it, the new Ark expansion was released yesterday.  The new expansion, "Extinction", takes the players back to Earth to find a ravaged homeworld with all sorts of new creatures and challenges.  It seems like they've taken some popular mod content and created some massive "Titans" that function as world bosses throughout the new map. 
The new launch trailer: 
COTP does not have an "official" server right now.  Currently Cecil and I run a private server for any COTP members that want to join.  Hit me up via PM if you would like to give it a try!  We are working with our hosting company to get the new expansion server up today.
Here is the official content notes from the Steam page:
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  • Enjoy your summer everyone!

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  2. BaronBrewzer

    BaronBrewzer Member Application

    My Discord handle is baronvonbueno
  3. Today
  4. Ernie

    Female crew members...

    Got my first one today.
  5. Erudius

    Origin handles?

    Erudius here
  6. Hey all, hope all is well. I am once again able to play with being able to afford to lol. I know I have been away and missed alot of content. All I ask is that if you group up with me, please be patient as since I am relearning all the controls lol.
  7. Yehosha


    Ok so "early access" means we'll be the first ones playing and testing it? How developed is this game? Has this game been played by anyone yet besides the devs? Do you guys really believe 40k people can be on a server at once and the game be playable? I'm skeptical any game can support even a fraction of that, especially a large scale pvp battle. Very few games can pull that off. Is there going to be a subscription on top of the $30, or is that it? Is there going to be any sort of cash shop? Do we know anything about combat classes or crafting? Most importantly, how many of you will be there on day 1? I'm DYING to play a good game with you guys, so if you guys think this has any chance of being decent at all, I'm in.
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  10. BaronBrewzer

    BaronBrewzer Member Application

    Much appreciated Ztuke, everything looks great so far and looking forward to start meeting new people.
  11. Welcome to the COTP family BaronBrewzer! Chapter: Atlas
  12. Ztuke

    BaronBrewzer Member Application

    Welcome to the CotP Community! We hope that you will enjoy your stay, with our great gaming family.
  13. What game are you joining us in? Atlas How did you hear about us? Researching online for a guild to join for Atlas Do you have family or friends already in CotP? No I do not Do you agree to abide by the rules set forth in the Covenant of the Phoenix Charter and Chapter policies? Yes Tell us a little bit about yourself. I've been playing MMOs since the 1990s and have played dozens. Although Atlas is a Pirate themed MMO, with the Manifesto of being cutthroat, underhanded and cruel, I want to join a guild with very strong morals and unwavering loyalty. I was very impressed by your Charter and would be humbled to become a member of an organization with such honorable codes of conduct. I'm a retired Army Special Forces Lad, as well as a retiree from a government agency, so if I enjoy Atlas a lot, I will be spending many hours farming hard for my Brother/Sisterhood, since I no longer work.....lol Game character name (for contact)? I have not decided what my Atlas player name will be; however, Baron Brewzer is my handle for most games.
  14. Welcome to Covenant of the Phoenix Forums. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

    1. BaronBrewzer


      Thank you for the information kind Sir. I am here to see if I can join your Brother/Sisterhood in Atlas. By the way, I've been MMOing since the 1990s and your charter is the best I've read. I will be submitting an application.

      Good Day to you

  15. Ernie

    Female crew members...

    What do you guys think about that? They get free brothers in arms, but only their crew members arms? I personally feel guilty shooting at a woman. Seems like this could be trouble.
  16. Hey guys, I don't know if this game is on your radar, and I know everyone is sick of Battle Royale, but this is a little different. Ashes of Creation is launching an open beta for it's Battle Royale gamemode called Apocalypse. The beta starts on Dec. 18, and I was curious if anyone else is going to be checking it out.
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  18. Drothar

    What tier is everyone

    I went with the high mayor tier, because I had a feeling it would be not as fun for me going any higher.
  19. We are officially a chapter now! I know some of you have already been involved in the community, and may have joined certain groups and intend to play with them as I have, but I have been working to find a home for CotP in Elyria and that home is the Duchy of Cremoria (https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/16360/NAE-Duchy-of-Cremoria to learn more)(https://discord.gg/NQJ85md)! It is led by Duke Cyneric Torrin, whom you may have seen post on these forums, and I am a mayor and officer within this duchy. He has agreed to welcome any CotP members that wish to land within his duchy, but that also means following his rules, in addition to our own charter. There are two main things to know in that regard: 1. Cremoria's rules are don't be a dick and follow opsec, be respectful it's a safe space and the community of Cremoria is open to all. This is not the place to shame others for any reason. 2. If you are a mayor or count you are expected to write a recruitment post, be engaged in the CoE community and to do your best to actively recruit for your town or county. Support will be provided to you, but the onus is on you to do the work. And my own requirement is: given the sensitive nature of politics and information in a sandbox such as this, you must be a member of this duchy and no other political entities outside of this duchy in order to be a member of this chapter. If you are already with another organization, or wish to play with another before or after joining the chapter, just let me know and we'll see if anything can be worked out. For anyone interested in joining us, join the discord above and apply to join the group on this forum. For anyone interested in learning more, feel free to join the discord and ask around (the duke is very helpful and knows a lot about this game) or dm me and I'll do what I can to help. I hope to see you all in Elyria!
  20. Ernie

    Special offers

  21. Ernie

    Special offers

    Some new and unique tanks available over the holidays.
  22. Leah

    Welcome Chaddersfun1689

    Welcome! —Leah
  23. Welcome to the COTP family Chaddersfun1689! Chapters: Ark & Diablo 3
  24. Elric

    Chaddersfun1689 Member Application

    Welcome to the CotP Community! We hope that you will enjoy your stay, with our great gaming family.
  25. Nanulak

    Updating my Phoenix Family

    Get back on that horse and keep on riding. Do not waste any time crying about it, that does not make anything better. The sooner you make adjustments and get back to doing the things that makes your life whole the better. Take it from me, I fell of that horse over 3o years ago. I almost want to say, "Welcome to the club." You are not alone. It is a fairly big club. Don't get me wrong and think I am unsympathetic, but sympathy will do little to help you. We will aid you best if we just help you back on that horse and slap it on its rear to get it going.
  26. Leah

    Updating my Phoenix Family

    Hang in there! God bless you and yours. We will be here if you ever come back. *hugs* —Leah
  27. Chaddersfun1689

    Chaddersfun1689 Member Application

    What game are you joining us in? Ark Survival Evolved How did you hear about us? CeciltheHoly Do you have family or friends already in CotP? Yes, Ceciltheholy Do you agree to abide by the rules set forth in the Covenant of the Phoenix Charter and Chapter policies? Yes Tell us a little bit about yourself. I'm New to PC gaming. I have never been in a clan before. I enjoy rpgs, some shooters and anything fun really. I like reading fantasy novels and watching anime. Game character name (for contact)? TBD
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