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The marketing video all fake?? Nope

WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,129
Those creatures and more are actually right there in the game on the tougher islands.

The only problem...bummer is those islands are extremely difficult.There is a giant hydra that is massive,scared me just to look at it.Thing is you can climb walls so did that to catch a glimpse of one of the toughest areas of the game...scary,i was likely 200 feet high lol.

So to anyone thinking it was misleading marketing,nah that stuff is all there,i wouldn't lie to you.IS it an ARK clone,well yes and mostly but most Ark players are in agreement Atlas is better.That also was a bit concerning considering all the ARK players basically had a huge head start knowing how the many systems work.

Opinion...If you like survival and building and a scary world,very challenging,this game should make you happy.Biggest drawback is imo the coding is bad,extremely memory intensive,likely need 32 and a strong cpu and gpu.

Personally i have logged in every single day,it is a very intriguing game for me and i am still having fun after 2 weeks.I have not lasted but an hour in 90% of games i have tried the last 10 years.I feel like i can name the games that made me happy on one hand over the last 10 years,most purchases i am bitter and want my money back,with this game i have no regrets at all.

Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,129
    Well i base my statement on every player i talked to coming from ARK,obviously those still playing ARK can't comment not having played Atlas.
    The marketing video aside from jamming several bosses all in the same picture would be obviously inaccurate to anyone but the game play is pretty much exactly as you see.


    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • MasoodVoonMasoodVoon Member UncommonPosts: 50
    DMKano said:

    The issue most people felt is that the trailer didn't portray what the actual gameplay is like - as in what the trailer shows, and what you actually see when you first play don't even remotely look like the same game.

    Saying that most ARK players are in agreement that Atlas is better - that's entirely subjective - what however is more telling is that there are more players playing ARK than Atlas (again that doesn't mean that ARK is better - it's simply more popular).

    I think that is partially right. People didn't want nearly as much survival and wanted a more generic Wow type game that was pirates and sandbox. They weren't expecting sandbox to be so hard. Vitamin what? I need 4 vitamins? Others weren't expecting bugs. And others thought it was cool but not their cup of tea, like me.

    For me Ark was superior to Atlas because it was dinosaurs and you could get torn up in the jungle. Here you have cool stuff to do but it doesn't have the same immersive environment. The sailing part is a great system.

    But you do get what they show you in the trailer, technically.
  • LobotomistLobotomist Member EpicPosts: 5,880
    Problem with the game. And why i quit and honestly turn from fan and defending them to a hater is how the game is again just like Ark - Rustlike survival game.

    It is not Pirate game, it is survival game - you start with your underpants punching wood and rocks.  And every time you die, you do it again. And when you log out, you drop down on the floor and stay in game for everyone to kill you and loot you.

    How in hell are Rustlike survival game and open world Pirate game connected you ask ? Well, they allready had survival game coded :)

    Its an asset flip ;)



    But put that aside I really would give it a chance if there was not another glaring issue - and I mean something nobody talks about.

    You work for hours to build a ship. Than you sail it , it accidentally touches a rock - and ship explodes. Its actually made of styrophoam it seems

    The game simply dont value your time. Its waste of time over and over again. Its like perfect game for people that are masochistic. 
    PhryAsheramLokerodelete5230



  • AsheramAsheram Member EpicPosts: 4,418
    edited January 2019
    I agree Lobotomist, and going by how all the big tribes build those so called port cities you saw being attacked by a ship and players onland in castle like fortress returning cannon fire in the pictured manner will never happen. The norm is GIANT GATE WALLS surround their base/fortresses. GIANT GATE WALLS made up of giant gate walls copy pasted til it surrounds your stuff.

    Also every change they make seems to make playing solo in the game harder than before. For a game that boasts "we can hold 40k players" they seem to be doing every thing they can to get fewer numbers by driving off solo players.

    I am not a farming monkey, I hate the way the company system is. You are a recruit hey every tom dick and harry can take anything you have in the company, there is nothing sacred to you you even if you were the one to make it.



  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,644
    DMKano said:

    The issue most people felt is that the trailer didn't portray what the actual gameplay is like - as in what the trailer shows, and what you actually see when you first play don't even remotely look like the same game.

    Saying that most ARK players are in agreement that Atlas is better - that's entirely subjective - what however is more telling is that there are more players playing ARK than Atlas (again that doesn't mean that ARK is better - it's simply more popular).

    I think that is partially right. People didn't want nearly as much survival and wanted a more generic Wow type game that was pirates and sandbox. They weren't expecting sandbox to be so hard. Vitamin what? I need 4 vitamins? Others weren't expecting bugs. And others thought it was cool but not their cup of tea, like me.

    For me Ark was superior to Atlas because it was dinosaurs and you could get torn up in the jungle. Here you have cool stuff to do but it doesn't have the same immersive environment. The sailing part is a great system.

    But you do get what they show you in the trailer, technically.
    My guess is the trailer didn't feature players punching bushes or fleeing for their lives.

    It probably did show players having "fun" which apparently the game didn't quite deliver on at launch. 

    Perhaps early access trailers should show players waiting in long queues to log in, only to disconnect  shortly afterwards, feature prominently the many bugs they'll get to enjoy, highlight all "opportunities" for hacking, duping, and exploiting.

    Heck, they could even show vast hordes of "insert nationality here" players rolling over the public servers,  slaughtering all in their path. 

    Definitely highlight the strategies larger guilds will use to claim all available land giving no one else a chance to, and be sure to include the "special" challenge of solo players getting regularly slaughtered by gangs of both NPCs and players alike. 

    Even the promotional text should reflect the reality,  "Did you enjoy Ark, if so you will love how we reskinned it into a pirate game, but don't worry, it will still be the same buggy,  poorly optomized mess everyone came to "enjoy" in our previous titles."

    Hmm, Bethesda should probably be required to use something like that last one for their "released" titles, heck they could call them "a modders dream."

     :D


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  • goboygogoboygo Member RarePosts: 2,140
    So people didnt realize how hard you had to work to get to the point where you could do the things in the trailer.  People wanted to log in spend a few hours "farming" then jump in their ship for some naval battles then stop off at an island on the way back to their fort and kill a Hydra. 

    I put the blame squarely on the players for expecting everything that game has to offer pretty much immediately.
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  • AsheramAsheram Member EpicPosts: 4,418
    edited January 2019
    I think they heard MMO and thought of stuff thats in actual mmo's, like npc towns etc because that sure is what the city in the trailer looked like.

    But even in 2 years if some even decide to build an actual town like shown (and not just giant gate wall fortresses) the town wont look lived in like that (you know it was staged) not unless they add more than just npc ai controlled shipmates that perform daily routines etc.

    The a.i. crew with a cannon are basically ARK auto turrets.

    Watched a video of someone getting on anothers boat and killing the npc ai crew members, they didnt even try to defend themselves or boat  They just sat there on their cannons facing forward and the player was attcking them from the back.

    And for a pirate game melee combat seems to be useless in pvp as its all about plate armor, guns and fire arrows.
  • SlyLoKSlyLoK Member RarePosts: 2,698
    The game would be much better without the survival aspects. 
    Asheram
  • TsiyaTsiya Member UncommonPosts: 280
    206 hours in and still having funs.
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  • MMOExposedMMOExposed Member RarePosts: 7,154
    Problem with the game. And why i quit and honestly turn from fan and defending them to a hater is how the game is again just like Ark - Rustlike survival game.

    It is not Pirate game, it is survival game - you start with your underpants punching wood and rocks.  And every time you die, you do it again. And when you log out, you drop down on the floor and stay in game for everyone to kill you and loot you.

    How in hell are Rustlike survival game and open world Pirate game connected you ask ? Well, they allready had survival game coded :)

    Its an asset flip ;)



    But put that aside I really would give it a chance if there was not another glaring issue - and I mean something nobody talks about.

    You work for hours to build a ship. Than you sail it , it accidentally touches a rock - and ship explodes. Its actually made of styrophoam it seems

    The game simply dont value your time. Its waste of time over and over again. Its like perfect game for people that are masochistic. 
    wait this game is like Rust? 
    Hard pass if thats the case

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  • ThaneThane Member EpicPosts: 3,507
    Problem with the game. And why i quit and honestly turn from fan and defending them to a hater is how the game is again just like Ark - Rustlike survival game.

    It is not Pirate game, it is survival game - you start with your underpants punching wood and rocks.  And every time you die, you do it again. And when you log out, you drop down on the floor and stay in game for everyone to kill you and loot you.

    How in hell are Rustlike survival game and open world Pirate game connected you ask ? Well, they allready had survival game coded :)

    Its an asset flip ;)



    But put that aside I really would give it a chance if there was not another glaring issue - and I mean something nobody talks about.

    You work for hours to build a ship. Than you sail it , it accidentally touches a rock - and ship explodes. Its actually made of styrophoam it seems

    The game simply dont value your time. Its waste of time over and over again. Its like perfect game for people that are masochistic. 
    wait this game is like Rust? 
    Hard pass if thats the case
    nice necro ^^
    Kyleran

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