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ATLAS: Present and Future

We have been at it since day one, that ugly and...well, let's just stick with ugly...launch. Even through the lag muck and server instability, you could read the stars and see the potential.  Right off the bat it was only for the tough, and we barreled through the glitchy log-ins, the shaky starter zones and the wretched "lawless" starting areas and found our way to the rafts.  Some were able to get to our island after 3-4 hours of learning how to tack, zig zag and fight through server borders and with a full stack of human hides, and then some were finally rescued after what seemed like days of being eaten alive by scorpions and crocodiles, only to quickly get used to dying to the cold, the wolves, the alpha horses, the water, the sharks and each other's general noob mistakes.
Yes, with the known developer, we did try to ARK it, or Dark and Light it...hell, we've even tried to Life is Feudal this one....and Atlas is just NOT those games.  Some visuals and sounds are there, but the depth and options and functionality is just SO much more.  What really took the game from just another ARK expansion to, the potential mmo of the decade, was getting out on our first schooner, the SS Skjoldr (video below).  The experience was entirely PvE, but when you have 13 people packed on to a single vessel and the guys repairing the ship are as vital as the helmsman steering and the deckhands manning the sails, it became something I haven't seen in a game since our friday night flights on the Decimator back in SWG.
We have had just a blast learning the game and surviving our island and our neighbors over the past couple weeks.  Though it may appear as if we are well off enough, growing from 30 actives day one, to more than double that now, we absolutely could use more folks interested in living the Atlas life.  Whether you are interested in navigating the high seas, captaining a brigand, farming the tundra, mucking through politics, taming elephants or exploring the massive (30-40 hours of sailing from one end to the other) world, it is all here and we have many members willing to help you get started.
Here is a few screencaps and videos to give you an idea of what we have been up to:
 
 




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ATLAS

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!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/834910/ATLAS/
Early access, Thursday, December 13th  (Update:  delayed release to December 19th) [Update 2: delayed release delayed to December 21st]
Chapter group: 
Discord:  https://discord.gg/v74dSHQ
 
 

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Xalt defeats Elric for 2018 Fantasy Football Crown

Xalt's Zappers smirk at expectations, knock off Elric's Arksters in 171.07-127.47 rout

Both teams exceeded their projected point totals, but it was Xalt's Zappers who got the victory, cruising to a 171.07-127.47 win over Elric's Arksters. Elric's Arksters earned a 3.86-point lead on Saturday behind Joey Bosa (2.18 points) and Mike Williams (1.68), but Xalt's Zappers held the lead the rest of the way. They were led by Matt Ryan (25.46 points) and Damien Williams (22.53). Ben Roethlisberger (42.22 points) and T.Y. Hilton (19.4) led the charge for Elric's Arksters in the loss. This marks the second time this season Xalt's Zappers have beaten Elric's Arksters, after winning 118.28-117.7 in their last matchup. Xalt's Zappers end the season at 12-4, while Elric's Arksters finish the campaign at 9-7.
 
Matchup Highlights

Sunday Early    There were players with standout moments on both teams early Sunday, after which Xalt's Zappers owned a 125.41-53.13 lead. Matt Ryan had a 75-yard touchdown pass and a 44-yard touchdown pass for Xalt's Zappers, while David Njoku had a 66-yard catch. T.Y. Hilton made the highlight reel for Elric's Arksters with a 55-yard catch.

Sunday Late    Both teams had players with big-time moments on Sunday afternoon, but it was Xalt's Zappers who took the lead, 148.54-96.80. For Xalt's Zappers, Robert Woods had a 39-yard touchdown catch. Ben Roethlisberger made the highlight reel for Elric's Arksters with a 20-yard touchdown pass and a 49-yard pass.

Sunday Night    Harrison Butker had a 54-yard field goal for Elric's Arksters, who trailed 171.07-118.27 after Sunday Night Football.
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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.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/233860/Kenshi/
 
WHAT IS KENSHI?
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
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
 
https://lofigames.com/road-map/
 


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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: 
 
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  3. Jaqen HGar

    Guild Daily Set time

    we have till 8pm est the next day to get the quest done before reset.
  4. My new shirt. Cheers Grim
  5. Grim

    Guild Daily Set time

    Most evenings I am in Fortnite, but other than that, I am in MapleStory 2, if gaming... Cheers Grim
  6. Damis

    Guild Daily Set time

    Mon - Friday: Usually around 7 -10 PM Central. Saturday - anytime Sunday - Morning to 9 PM Central.
  7. There is a player called Candy who has a house with all sorts of gadgets which you can go around activating to earn Trophies. it's an easy way to earn a bunch of trophies. Just look up the player and enter her house.
  8. Since the game is quirky, Kinda though it would be better with the Korean Voices Source:Here English Voice Actors to Korean LAST UPDATE: 10:16 AM PST | 07/19/18 temporarily removed emotion and attackvoice files for fixing changed zip to individual files CURRENTLY THERE IS NO EMOTION/ATTACKVOICE FILES I am working on getting the program to repack the renamed files back to .fsb however the program is not available to the public. Not sure if this is allowed but I play MS2 on the KR servers and preferred the Korean voice acting instead of English. I figured out you can replace the voice files and thought I'd share them. Go into your MapleStory2 folder>>Data>>Sound Replace the following files with the zip: MS2Sound_Voice_en.fsb MS2Sound_Voice_en2.fsb MS2Sound_Voice_en3.fsb MS2Sound_Voice_en4.fsb MS2Sound_Voice_en5.fsb MS2Sound_Voice_en6.fsb MS2Sound_Voice_en7.fsb MS2Sound_Voice_en8.fsb MS2Sound_Voice_en9.fsb MS2Sound_AttackVoice_en.fsb MS2Sound_Emotion_en.fsb ****MAKE SURE TO BACK UP YOUR ENGLISH VOICE FILES (11 Files in total)**** Korean Voice Files: Download Link And that's it. The game runs fine so far. If anybody runs into any crashes or error please let me know! But it should be fine. If anyone has the Chinese voice files too and would like to share, feel free to do so!
  9. Jaqen HGar

    Hardcore Dungeons

    yea, i tought same when i bought my shield. it did nothing for me, lol.
  10. Thought I would share what I know about Hardcore Dungeons. Dungeons: Requirements : 2100 Gear Score Note: Priest and Knight, Shield/Codices do not count against Gear Score(I bought codex for 6 mil to find this nugget of wisdom). I was able to get by with attaching a dagger in off-hand enchanted it to +5-6 and it put my GS at 2104, once in dungeon, put my codex back on. You can press ; to bring up dungeon window, click on Dungeon Directory, and find the HC Dungeon that has the gear you are looking for. It took me the first couple runs to figure out The Fire Dragon, he will eat your lunch if you do not pay attention. Someone posted a video of their run, you may want to watch (Here), as I have already met a couple elitist p***ks, but those have been rare, most folks have been pretty cool. Deaths are limited unlike in normal adventures, 5 Safe place revivals for the entire fight, if you have revival tickets it will cost you 59k to revive. Well here is what I have gotten so far, gotten my Scepter twice, codex twice, and some gloves. Last run I got epics but none for my class, so I broke down for mats.
  11. We need to pick a time where everyone can be on to get these done. we need min of 3 to even get the guild done! so post below the best time you can log on
  12. Sometime next week, in the afternoon or evening EST! I will finally be able to participate with the guild during prime time hours 😭😁
  13. any day and time fine with me
  14. I would like to take guild picture of everyone in MapleStory 2. What is a good day and time for everyone?
  15. Damis

    The Gear Bragging Place!

    Why don't you show off that awe inspiring shirt you made?
  16. This one single aspect of the game will provide endless hours of entertainment for people interested in creating their own custom content. I am excited to try to make some cool looking robes for my Priest and Mage. For inspiration, all you have to do is search for rpg mage robes on the internet. Anyone ever heard of Raistlin? Well, now you can look like him. Daz3d has some nice outfits too. https://www.daz3d.com
  17. Here's a little tutorial for making your own User Generated Content (UGC) Outfit in MapleStory 2.
  18. I am still leveling my Priest, but I plan to roll a Runeblade next. So, what do you folks think of the Runeblade? Post a pic of your Runeblade.
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