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  1. 10 points
    I think by now its pretty clear this is a project in flux, counting 5 years in dev, and passing one year charging retail prices for a beta product via steam. Not the first time we have seen this. The DAYZ standalone product for example, but at least they came clean. Anyway, the monthly goal patches were not a success by anyone's measure, I think we all just gave up on them. Given that road to hell.. ahem roadmap, there is no trust in the community of something better. Over time you have blamed the player base for bad input and general unruliness when you, the business should make calls as it is your destiny; though we thank you for input. Anyone older than 25 can see this is not the bread and butter keeping your lights on, but as lovers of the genre and your basic implementation in tribute to it, respectfully, push it forward. You can call me a tester for sure, but having spent $160 on a pre-release title, you don't get much better a supporter than I. The puritanical enforcement of salty words found in the dictionary and obsession with moderating natural salt in the forums is not what we paid for. You talk down to testers as if they aren't your customers when we are so much more. We are your customers and your advertising and your committed player base. Many of us work in this very field, yet we wait far too patiently for a product that seems to be thrown under the bus. I am linking you a visual and auditory masterpiece as a goodwill visual aid. The initial work you have done is The Band. What we have been getting from you for a long lately is this drunken Van Morrison. Sounds great in the beginning, then oh nelly, it gets bad. Cheesy as shit. Love it again, or kill it. Enjoy. PS: Don't go out like this. Like a drunken 70's Ballmer.
  2. 6 points
    Its on a saturday and not even that late lol. You attack us midweek most of the time and 4 hours later...
  3. 5 points
    Love this change:D tryed to warn the us to change on the alliance or do less night flips to grief the eastern alliance flipping port at night and only showing with a few ships to drag out the battle with no intent of fighting... you where cocky at that time and now see all the whineing of your own work.. No you will whine in the hope the devs do something else instead, but it is to late.. you set this onto yourself by greifing and now you can reap the rewards. whole plan of removing flags was to stop the empty port battles and all griefing that lead to... GOOD JOB US NATION YOU FOUND A NEW WAY TO EXPLOIT IT!!!!! now you can whine all you want it's your own damn fold.. so go to the us server they will start and you can flip all port you want in prime time and get a battle that you most likely don't really want
  4. 5 points
    Look, it is not our fault that we have managed to cobble together an alliance that more completely covers the primary playing prime-times. The Eastern Alliance could have done the same thing. I'll give you an anecdote to help you understand: I convinced my brother to buy and play the game but he and I are extremely competitive, and I told him if we want to fight each other his best bet would be to join the Spanish on PvP1 (this was back in the days of mass brawls out of Key West). He's not nearly as hardcore a player as I am, and can't sink the kind of time I do into the game, but on evenings and weekends he'd play, and even when server populations were near their daily peak he could count on one hand the number of times someone would chat or respond in English in their nation chat. He was never asked to join a clan, never offered any help, and never supported beyond my funneling some money and ships to him from my own account. I conclude from this and accounts from other players that your Eastern Alliance is actively hostile to improving your own lot. And instead of working to form new alliances, recruit clans to your cause from other nations and their time zones using all means necessary, or even support your own home-grown players that could cover your interests in the Americas and Oceanic time zones, you seem, from either xenophobia or paranoia (spies!!1!) to let them slip through your fingers. He's long since given up the game but I found it just sad and a perfect illustration of why the US-Brit-Dutch alliance seems to have time zone coverage while your alliance does not. Again, this is not our "fault." How you can claim that we should have broken our alliance just to help out yours, especially after being such utter asses with broken treaties, exploits, and shit flinging is beyond me. We play with the players we enjoy playing with, who we can communicate with on open, friendly, collegial terms. And we assume that everyone should have that same right, and if you all find that collegiality in your alliance, that's great. We find it in ours and time zones be damned. All of that is to say: This is a social problem that does not need a game mechanics fix. You pissed your bed and you should have to sleep in it until you find a way to solve it. Instead, you've whined loudly enough to trigger happy developer's who can't get out of their own way and not alienate half their player base.
  5. 5 points
    They should drop RvR and focus on OW pvp. RvR is a barrel, full of endless toxicity.
  6. 4 points
    New to the game and new to the boards...just wanted a clarification: when you say "noob" do you mean people like me that are new to the game and don't know much about it like "newb", or do you use "noob" as a derogatory name to call everyone else that does not play to your liking? If it's the latter, then that's probably the reason people are not interested in the PvP! Anyway, I can not speak for the PvP as I have just started playing this game and I have only been on PvE. I also don't have any knowledge of how the game was 3,6 or 12 months ago prior to the most recent patch I'm currently playing. As far as I am concerned, I am enjoying the PvE a great deal. Graphics are amazing. Ship models are beautiful. Enemy AI is not a push over. I am looking forward to earning more gold and gaining more XP in order to purchase and try new ships. My first post on this forum was to ask about the PvE, whether it was worth spending $40 on an MMO with optional PvE. Many responded and encouraged me to play. I thank them very much, they were right, this game is great! I was not interested in PvP from the get go, so I may not be very helpful in participating in this discussion since I do not count as a PvP player that gave up the game. There are many reasons I was not interested in PvP. The main one was that I do not care for player to player drama that's common in all MMO's. However, I have to say that the people that I have come across online so far (in PvE) have been extremely helpful and kind. The other reason is, though this is described as an MMO I felt it was more like an MO game, without the Massive in it. I had read that the online population was low and compared to some other MMO's I've played, the PvP count is puny! I'm still playing War Thunder off/on and it averages 27K-30K players online. When I was playing World of Tanks, it was 60-100K online. That's MMO. This game is a great "historical" game, based on a romantic age of sail era. It is not an arcade-like game such as WoT, it is not fast paced with instant gratification. Granted the open world needs more content, otherwise you would sail for hours without seeing a sail in the horizon. Which was pretty accurate at that historical age, but would make the game too boring. A balance needs to be struck, so this does not turn into an arcade shoot'em up game, while keeping players willing to sail across the open water for 15-20 min without seeing anything, but then be rewarded with something worthy of their patience. I do not want to sound negative, but I personally do not believe this game is going to be an MMO. It's too much of a niche game that attracts a certain type of players (history buffs, certain hobbyists, age of sail enthusiasts, sailboat owners...etc), this is not for the player who is looking for the intense fast paced shooter. But, if I'm wrong, then this is going to be a fantastic MMO game. My two cents. APC
  7. 4 points
  8. 4 points
  9. 4 points
    Captains, he current alliance situation on pvp-1 is that one side have players in US time zone and another don't, which is the root of the problem. We tried to find out the solution that will suit everyone but we did not find it yet unfortunately. Thus, to cut the Gordian knot, we decided that until release there will be two servers, EU and US, with their prime timers. In the remaining development time until release we will still try to find out the solution, and apply it in case of success. There is a possible alternative which is still in discussions, thus the decision of separated timers is not 100% yet.
  10. 3 points
    H i captains and Devs i rather want to see more clearer weather in this game it is always foggy at the horizon and overall very grey and no clear colors of the environment even the sea is not very clear to give some examples: i hope the game engine can handle this kind of weather .... ; clear distance winter summer
  11. 3 points
    For the life of me, I don't get it. I don't think Ink was saying that the player accounts would be forcibly segregated by hemisphere between the two servers. All I get out of it is that they don't plan to merge PvP1 and PvP2. I think (hope) a lot of people are reading too much into... "Thus, to cut the Gordian knot, we decided that until release there will be two servers, EU and US, with their prime timers." Having said that, I do not understand why the PvP2 maintenance schedule wasn't corrected shortly after OW release to something like 3 or 4AM USA central time. Something that *seems* ridiculously easy to do. Yes it would mean diverting a person (or persons) to do it twice each day instead of both at once. If that is the reason, just say so and be done with it. If it isn't open to debate, just go on the record and say so. Then players who have been asking for this for months can stop and decide what to do. Deal or leave.
  12. 3 points
    well perhaps it is 50 miles but it is grey and fog what you see after 1 one mile,(and it is all over the place.......
  13. 3 points
    That must be a fart...better to say "excuse me" after it
  14. 3 points
    Sorry but your guys are the first to show you are not interested in talking, you blackmail and threat us with night flips. You really enjoy this position of "force". No normal people wants to talk in those conditions. And because of that, your attitude (here in the forums and, most important, what the US is right now doing in the server (to the danes first and now to the spanish) has proven that we need a solution that avoid all this toxic behaviour. As a community, we are a failure. You laughed when we said we are bleeding players so its clear to me that you dont give a dam about the game. Pixels that allow us build ships. Now we cant build the same ships as before. And it is not pride, its frustation to dont be able to defend a port as we like to do. Let me put an example. Remedios has been attacked several times but the attacking fleet never was able to enter the port cause we did a great work with our blockade. Compare this when you took Remedios. Not even a defense fleet was there.
  15. 3 points
    Mate, when we attack you we always find a full defense fleet. When you attack us, you dont see full fleets. Look at the lastest PBs, one of front of the spanish capital (23 (randoms included) vs25), second, Remedios (5vs25). Thats not balanced neither fair. You said we have stronghull ports but, for how long? We have lost access to one type of wood and one regional bonus that we used in ship building. You will not stop until 20 US RVR players hello kitty as much as they can to the other 200.
  16. 3 points
    Let me return the favor. RDNN is perhaps one of the most multinational clan in D-N. We have players from Norway, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Britain, Australia, Canada, France and even Spain and the odd Russian and Ukrainian. Yet we all speak english and are open to all nations and imezones. Everybody get the same treatment: Free ships for PB and a lot of fun doing them. Yet we cannot recruit more nighttime players because we can't find them in our nation. Mainly because D-N isn't a nation with historical significance of a lot of fiction to back it up. No D-N Hornblower, Aubrey or Pirates Royal Navy references. Not even a spot in Yellowbeard ffs. Even the Dutch have US players because of republic and historical significance. If a pond is empty there is no use to fish in it. So I cannot see how this is "our" fault.
  17. 3 points
    Honestly couldn't give a shit. Just wish they wouldn't complain when it happens to them. It's the double standards that annoy me so much...
  18. 3 points
    You forgot to quote the most important part from what Ink said: You are the ones holding the gun to the devs head forcing an answer to your abuse. You were doing this since the new map was released, which was 5 months ago. The only good solution to this would have been an alliance change, which you declined.
  19. 3 points
    This is once again a confirmation that in this game of the Devs everything is done for their Russian brothers. I'm tired of the scream of these people. I remember Pb's (and Gergia) when these crypts have arrived with 4 times the overpower. Nobody cried from us. Now, the US players are starting to build up their primetime hostility. What an evil! This must be turned off immediately. I believe many of these people still do not know that the earth is a ball and has several time zones. Dev Please do not leave this game to a Russian-designated number.
  20. 3 points
    Да предлагалось уже. Очень эффективная система. Я тут разработчикам оскомину набил и многие форумчане, в силу каких то причин, либо тупо не поняли, либо тупо тролили. Сихема эта, введение в игру такого явления как "репутация". Разбивается она на девять ступеней. Одна "0", нейтральная, и по четыре в плюс, и в минус. В добавок к этому "репутация" фиксирует отношение к игроку, как своей нации, так и других держав, каждая в отдельности (наглядный пример, старая ВМЛ, КВЛ и ГПК (серия игр на тему корсаров). И в зависимости от степени репутации, игрок получает плюшки, или плети. Это и возможность сесть на огроменный шип, это и в возможности устанавливать и расширять, какое либо производство, это и возможность торговать на рынках и аукционах, как своей нации, так и других держав. Как в Футураме говорил капитан Браниган "моя идея, как и всё гениальное, проста до идиотизма". Но тогда пиратов придётся зачморить и сделать настоящими изгоями а не просто "мажорами" с правом палить в кого угодно. И вот тогда, твинки будут неудобными, потому что будут отнимать не только реальные деньги, но время, что бы прокачать им репу, вместо того что бы вкачивать её основному персонажу. А это значит, что вся нынешняя концепция игры полетит к чертям собачьим и разработчики робеют перед такой перспективой.
  21. 2 points
    The admin has been begging us to write reviews and defend Naval Action on Steam. They have even implied that it is somehow our responsibility to create positive advertising for their company by writing these reviews. They have tried to shame us for not defending them when others made negative reviews and used that as an excuse for decisions they make about the game. I have yet to make a review on steam of any sort. I have defended them once. I have held my tongue because I want to see the near final product and not continually review an incomplete game. I figured that when release was announced and near I would give my complete opinion to that forum and I have always hoped that it would be a positive one. I'm afraid that I will be compelled to write one early. I have argued with the entitled cry babies for months now and I have often said that the choice to split the server is up to the devs but until they decide to do so, don't sit here telling me that I don't belong when I've been around on this server longer than 99.9% of them. But now the devs may make that choice and that is their right but it will not make many of the north American players and others that play during their time frame happy and I guarantee that the devs are gonna receive a plethora of the negative reviews they are so desperately trying to avoid. Some have said that those reviews will simply be countered by many positive reviews that will come from a move like this but all that will do is validate the negative ones and we all know that it takes many positive reviews to overcome one negative one, especially when the negative review is from the heart and an honest portrayal of the game. The negative reviews will speak to the perceived discrimination that the North American players have experienced from both the devs and the European community. They will talk about the many good and functional ideas that could have been taken without alienating an entire people group and show how from the beginning the devs made it near impossible for NA and SA players that live in or near the pacific time zone from being able to participate on either pvp1 or pvp2 servers. They will end their reviews by showing how the devs caved to a bunch of hypocrites that couldn't suck it up and overcome. When they make this argument it will be believable by most western time zone players. Many may find problems with what will be said but by then the damage will be done. People are worried about a dying game while cheering a development that could lead to reviews that actually kill it. I implore the devs to find another solution. It is not like there haven't been many good proposals. It has not be often but there has been times when the devs surprised us with a new mechanic that we didn't see coming and we have seen how hard they have worked to perfect the combat system. It is time for them to show that same spirit of invention with this issue and not to be pushed down the easy road by a bunch of loudmouths. No good can come from it. I will save my review until we all hear the final outcome. I would suggest that if you move forward with this then you wipe all the servers so that everyone will have to start over. That will eliminate at least one complaint about the discrimination. If you coerce players to switch servers where they will have to rebuild from scratch while the rest of the players scratch their butts and laugh then you will find that to be a common theme in the reviews. And to the "butt scratchers". If they go through with this, then I guess you will have won this war but thats only because you lacked the strength of character to overcome. LV brags about beating us in 2 weeks. It took us only 2 days before you were crushed. Just two days and you had given up. If i am forced to leave for pvp2 I will surely take away that fond memory and we will share that story with mirth around the scuttle butt for years to come.
  22. 2 points
    Meh, I've gotten my moneys worth... If it happens, It'll be time to move on.... happens
  23. 2 points
    Short term this sucks bullocks, not only for the Western based players or the EU and AU based players. But this is what you get when you do not have enough players/testers. Portbattles are already very limited compared to a year ago, they are even planned 46 hours ahead sorta speak. Nightflipping sucks, but what sucks even more is one side telling the other side to suck it up and change servers or stop playing because it doesnt suit them. You dont have to wake up in the middle of the night to play a video game. Long term, more players will definitly help alot. Whining will not as it is already on the agenda of the devs. One thing i really dislike is the fact some people feel entitled or special enough to demand the other side leaving the game, Get your shit together and accept the fact you are working with limited options within this game as we speak. But seperating the playerbase has never had a good outcome if the playerbase is not big enough for such decisions in the first place.
  24. 2 points
    Well that is the whole problem we have right now. You are sitting in port waiting, doing nothing. You are supposed to sail the seas with your friends, hunting and looking for fights. SAIL be free
  25. 2 points
    This idea would only lead to disaster. A BIG no. I only see more negative things than positive.