Like in other games similar to Atlas, the Character Health system is bound to give you a lot of troubles. There are a lot of Health issues to look out for but the basic Health Stats are Vitamins, Load, Hydration, Hungriness, Stamina and Health Points.
Vitamins are divided into four types: Fruit (Orange bar), Vegetables (Light Green bar), Fish (Teal bar) and Proteins (Purple bar). You can fill up your Vitamin bar by eating one of the respective foods but remember that overfilling any of your Vitamin bars will make you sick and you will start to take Health Point damage so be careful and be efficient with food consumption. Fruits can be acquired from harvesting bushes, Vegetables from little plants (most common is Rice), Proteins from dead island Animals and Fish meat from dead fish — which you can hunt under water.
Load – nothing special about this one, it just indicates how much stuff you are carrying in your inventory.
Hydration is very important as water can be hard to get early on. You can get water by digging in moist dirt with your hands or a Shovel or by drinking it from a FRESHWATER lake.
Hungriness is also a crucial indicator because if you become too hungry you are going to start losing HP. Counteract this by eating any of the previously mentioned Vitamin foods.
Stamina indicates how much energy you have for doing actions such as running.
Health Points – if these go down to 0 you’re dead, you can lose these by getting hit, having any of the previously mentioned indicators at low.
There are also a variety of Health related issues you are most certainly going to run into such as losing oxygen (when you’re diving) or sunburnsfrom being on the sun for too long (if this happens just run into a shade).
Meat can be cooked by placing raw meat in the Campfire along with some wood and then pressing the light up campfire button.
Arguably the most important part of the Atlas game. The Atlas Skill tree will provide you with essentials for survival but beware, there are lots of different Skills one can specialize in, so you will have to be careful with choosing which ones to take. The Atlas skill tree is truly massive, full of special feats that give you new powers, skills, a huge number of craftable items: swords and shields, firearms, cannons, ships, food and recipes, structures, ammo and many more and this Atlas MMO Game Ultimate Beginner Guide will help you choose the strongest skill tree keypoints.
The best way to start an Atlas skill build for beginners is definitely by placing points into the Survivability tab — The Basics, Tools of the Trade and Construction. These will provide you with all of the most important early game recipes. After that, focus on Advanced tools and Archery or Hand to Hand Combat depending on which type of playstyle you like. Water Keeper and Basic Water Swimming are also really good so if you have enough points, grab them. When you do take a certain survivability perk you will unlock different types of Skill Trees and because there are so many you will not be able to take all of them so it’s wise to play in a group and let certain players specialize in certain fields so you have dedicated people for cooking, fighting and constructing for example.
If you want to build your very own Ship, you’ll need the Shipwright Skill under the Seamanship Skill Tree.
You can reset your stats and skills using an icon in the inventory, so don’t be afraid to experiment in order to find the strongest Atlas MMO build for your character.
There is a total of 8 Character stats: Health, Stamina, Food, Water, Oxygen, Fortitude, Weight and Intelligence.
Health is in my opinion the most important Character Stat and you should lots of points into it — especially if you intend to do PvP Ship raids.
Stamina is situational, meaning it depends on what kind of content you’re aiming to do.
Food I would advise against placing a lot of stat points into it because if you’re a serious player you MUST have consumption-ready food in your inventory at all times.
Water is a good thing to stat into because you might sometimes find yourself dehydrated.
Oxygen only good if you plan on diving a lot.
Fortitude grants you more defense.
Intelligence – self explanatory.
Weight – lets you carry more items in your inventory (Load stat).
The best character stat build is obviously to put a good amount of points into all of the stats that you think are necessary depending on your playstyle (PvP or PvE) and then max out your Health.