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Famous Quote[edit | edit source]
“Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Overview[edit | edit source]
Water, that is to say freshwater, is arguably the most important resource of the ATLAS world. Without water to cook, our meals consist only of berries and charred meat. Without water to make Dyes, our sails and clothing remain drab and dull. Without water, we cannot explore beyond our home islands.
Salt Water[edit | edit source]
The seas in Atlas are made of salt water. While that is great for sailing ships and swimming around, it is useless for drinking to sustain life.
Freshwater[edit | edit source]
Freshwater lakes and streams can be found on some islands, most notably in the Freeport regions, and falling from the skies during storms on the open ocean. Many islands have no sources of freshwater and many regions have no rainfall.
Waterskins hold 100 units of water but leak their contents over a few hours.
Water Jars hold 200 units of water and do not leak, but weigh 3.5 kg each.
Water Barrels hold up to 6000 Units of water but weigh 75 to 195 kg when filled. Water Barrels used to pose a great hazard to a raft or other light sailing vessel as they are very heavy when full, changed with Patch 18.84. Placing too many on your vessel can overload the vessel and cause it to sink. Since 18.84, if they are empty they weigh 75 kg and gain 20 kg per 1000 water for a total of 195 kg when full.
To stay hydrated without a freshwater source, the player can dig for underground water. The player has to lay down on green ground (sand and rock does not work) and left click. After performing up to three rounds of the mini game a small stream of water will appear (20, 40 or 60 Units, depending on successful minigame rounds). To get more freshwater (up to 600) the player can use a shovel instead.
Usage[edit | edit source]
To fill a Waterskin or Water Jar, during a Storm (Rain) or while standing in a freshwater source, press e on the container in inventory or activate the container in the Hotbar. Filled waterskins and jars may be kept in the player's inventory or placed in a Storage Box on the boat's deck. It is not necessary (and not recommended) to transfer the water to barrels when at sea.
Known Locations[edit | edit source]