Structures are a primary component of ATLAS. By chopping down forests full of trees and mining metal and other precious resources, you can craft the parts to build massive multi-leveled structures composed of complex snap-linked parts, including ramps, beams, pillars, windows, doors, gates, remote gates, trapdoors, water pipes, faucets, generators, wires and all manner of electrical devices, and ladders among many other types. Structures have a load system to fall apart if enough support has been destroyed, so reinforcing your buildings is important. All structures and items can be painted to customize the look of your home, as well as placing dynamically per-pixel paintable signs, textual billboards, and other decorative objects. Shelter reduces the extremes of weather and provides security for yourself and your stash!
You can rotate building props by hitting the Use key (default e) while in placement mode.
There are seven tiers of building in ATLAS. Each tier has varying durability. See the List of Creatures That Can Damage Structures for a comparison of each tier's susceptibility to damage by various creatures.
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Thatch is the lowest of all building tiers. All the thatch building Skills can be unlocked with The Basics. Thatch buildings are relatively cheap, but the trade-off is that they provide little to no protection against other players or creatures. If any decent kind of protection is needed, it is recommendable to upgrade to the wood tier as soon as possible.
Wood is the second building tier. All the essential wood building Skills can be unlocked by Secrets of Building(although some of the non essential Engrams can only be unlocked in higher levels). Wood buildings are relatively expensive, and require between 20 and 80 wood for each part. However wood provides much better protection than thatch against other players and creatures since wood buildings can't be damaged by stone tools and have roughly 10 times as much hp.
Stone buildings have the same durability as wood buildings, but there is one major difference: Stone buildings only take 1 damage from metal tools, as opposed to the approximately 20 damage that wood buildings take. Can be unlocked by Esotery of Building skill.
Types of Structures
- Storage Box
- Large Storage Box
- Feeding Trough
- Ship Resources Box
- Ship Cargo Rack
- Ship Ammunition Container
Cooking & Food Preservation