Wasn't going to post until work calmed down, probably in April, but I tested positive for Covid yesterday, and the boss gave me the rest of this week and next off even though I work from home. I really don't feel that bad. It's like my allergies are a bit out of control, and I'm extremely tired, but as long as it doesn't get any worse than this, I'll be happy.
So I'm locked in the main bedroom with my laptop so I don't spread germs around the house. I'm so tired that I don't feel like playing anything, but I'm going to try to play some Total War Warhammer 3 here in a minute, anyway, because I've been looking forward to this for ages.
Before getting sick, my son and I had started playing Atlas again. Game is an absolute CF (where the "C" stands for "cluster"), but it's really fun anyway even though I am compelled to back up my save file every 30 minutes or so.
We were trying to take over an island the other day. To do that you have to clear out the pirate camps and defeat any ships they have patrolling the island. So the last pirate camp on this island was an absolute mess. It had spawned about 9 times right on top of itself and half underground. We tried to claim the camp, but the game told us there were still 3 pirates left and showed us where they were. They were under the map. So I entered the console command "ghost" and dropped under the map and found them, but while I was in ghost mode I couldn't hurt them, and when I came out of ghost mode, I immediately popped to the surface. So I looked up the rest of the console commands. There was one called HurtMyTarget that was bugged and didn't work. The only other one that looked like it might help was KillAllEnemies. The description said, "Kills all enemies. They eventually respawn." Sounded good to me, so I typed it in. As soon as I hit <enter>, my son yelled, "What happened!" Not only did the command kill all enemies, it killed all our pets and our ships, as well. Everything we owned was on those ships, and the pets are not easy to get. Time to load a backup save.
Then a couple of days ago, we were just sailing around and crashed to desktop. When we went back in, our ships and everything on them were gone.
Then there was the time all the islands disappeared and wouldn't come back even when we shut the game down and reentered.