Ancient Islands is not too common and vary from what is to be found on one. It is usually easy to spot while at sea, as the player might see Ancient Pillars or Ancient Statues standing randomly around the Island.
If the player sees multiple pillars standing close to each other, it is certain to be either a Ancient Sarcophagus in the middle, or a less likely chance of finding a Ancient Altar. Usually the Altar have more pillars surrounding it compared to the Sarcophagus, but the Sarcophagus usually vary in the number of pillars surrounding it.
For a new player entering the insland, it's uninhabited and just as peaceful as an Uninhabited Island. When the player starts to destroy Ancient Statues and looting Ancient Sarcophaguses however, it will start to spawn Ancient Guardians around Ancient Statues. Likely to defend them.
What exists on an Ancient Island: Edit
User Yngve90 seeded 3 maps (saves), and have been to over 100 Ancient Islands. These are his discoverings on what to find and how common it is:
- Ancient Statues (Very common)
- Pillars (certain)
- Ancient Guardian (common, close to Ancient Statues)
- Ancient Altar (rare, but might co-exist with Ancient Sarcophagus)
- Ancient Sarcophagus (uncommon, usually 1 per Island)
- Cultists Altar (Common)
- Pirates (rare)
- Merchants (uncommon)
- Innkeepers (common)
- Cultists Altar (uncommon)
- Natural Island Treasure Cache (Uncommon)
- Boulders (common)
- Deer (common)
How to find Edit
There is speculation and not a certain answer (yet known) on how to find these Islands, but they tend to appear beyond 25 East or 25 West (usual when not playing default map seed). Take note (of the picture), that Pirates, merchants and innkeepers might live on such Islands.
Note: Some Ancient Islands may appear under 10 West/East and/or 10 North/South if on custom map seed. Wether or not his is a bug is not certain.
- Almost any Island type may co-exist on the same Island as the Ancient Island, but not the Pirate Township Island.