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  1. Archaos

    World Cup (annual event)

    This is exactly what I mean. Players should be rewarded for their skill but it should not be with something that gives them an added advantage. Special paints, flags, sails, titles etc should be sufficient incentive for people to take part.
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    World Cup (annual event)

    I'm not against it, its just the rewards that are being offered for very rare ships and OP modules make the gap between the average player and elite player even bigger. If it was just a reward of paint or other cosmetic item I would have no issue. The more the game caters to the elite the more they alienate the average player to a point where they will not even bother to compete. All we ever seem to hear about now regarding new ships is that they will be super rare or premium content. Now I can accept to a degree premium content as the work to put this content in the game has to be paid for, but only giving rare items to elite players which gives them a further advantage in game is not right. To use the football analogy, the winners of the world cup do not get as a reward some super rare set of football shoes that makes them play better, no they get a cup and the winners medal which gives them no on pitch advantage in their next match apart from maybe self induced fear their opponents may have that they are facing champions.
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    Basic Upgrades

    The biggest problem is that once you have finished grinding all the slots on all the ships and you still have not gotten all the drops required for the best skillbooks it gets very disheartening to carry on grinding just for the chance of getting that rare drop. I have now eventually managed to complete the rare skill books, but that was only because I traded for some that just would not drop for me, yet others I get multiple drops. (6 drops of Table of parts of ships of war, but no means of directing fire or L'Horizon Balistique)
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    World Cup (annual event)

    All I am pointing out is the more rare and OP items you give to the elite the more you alienate the rest of the playerbase. I am not saying they should just give away items to everyone, but there should be different routes to obtain such rare items not only the same group of hardcore elite players getting it every time. I have no issue with them having tournaments and other such content, but it is the giveaways of super rare items and OP mods to the same group all the time that gets me. (and dont worry I know the response from the super elite will be "git gud").
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    World Cup (annual event)

    Another event for the elite of the elite to gain more goodies and rare items.
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    Basic Upgrades

    Equating OW AI fleets difficulty to Epic Mission difficulty is not correct as they are completely different content, same a saying entering a fleet mission solo would give greater drops because of the huge BR difference, the fleet mission would still not give greater drops because it is not programmed to give rare drops. Can you point me to where it is confirmed that 4th rates and stronger give better chances? Not to disparage your attempts, but you are known for not doing PvE so your random sampling results is questionable at best and not much reliance can be placed on the results. I remember after one of the changes regarding drops and skill books a while back (before green zones) I did a couple of AI fleets in OW and on each I got a copper plating drop, I thought that copper plating was common because of this and installed them on trader brigs, I did not get another copper plating drop for several months after that.
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    Basic Upgrades

    Number of ships will of course increase the drop chances same as having more tickets in a lottery, but I am still not convinced that you get a better drop rate for facing greater odds (epic missions aside) and I am still not convinced that OW fleets outside the green zone give better drops than inside it (although I think they should). I did a lot of grinding of OW fleets in Belize green zone before the change in RoE and always open battles, but changed to a quiet port outside the green zone when they changed and I have not seen much difference in the drop rates or the rarity of the drops increasing.
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    Basic Upgrades

    I know but what I am saying is that I do not think the chance improves because you are facing higher BR.
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    Basic Upgrades

    I am not sure of BR values especially recently since you do not see the BR value of the fleet in OW, but I have taken a Bellona out against 2 or 3 large vessels, so a Bellona against a Pavel and 1 or 2 third rates. Or I have taken a Bellona out against 4 mediums and 2 or 3 small, with the mediums being Constitutions, Essex, Belle Poule etc. and the small being Cutter, privateer, snow etc. I guess you could work out the BR from that.
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    Basic Upgrades

    I do not think that is strictly true, although I would like the Devs to confirm. From what I have seen it makes little difference, some of the best drops I have had have come from cutters or privateers that have been in fleet with larger vessels, while the larger vessels in same fleet only drop rum or cannons. It appears to be completely random RNG as to what drops you get rather than their strength relative to you. I have taken a 3rd rate against 2 2nd rates and come out with no books at all, only rum and cannons or maybe repairs, yet I take the same 3rd rate out against a fleet of 6 or 7 mixed 4th, 5th and 6th rates and I get lots of books, although most are basic worthless books. I have ground all slots on 1st, 2nd and 3rd rates, purely on OW AI fleets as well as most 4th rates and some others, so I have a good idea what the drops are like and majority of the time I try to go against higher BR just to keep it interesting and to introduce some risk.
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    Basic Upgrades

    There is still a very high chance of basic upgrades from OW AI fleets outside the green zone. In fact I have noticed very little change in the drop rate of rare books from doing OW AI fleets in green zone to doing them outside the green zone (and I have done a lot in both areas).
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    Allow rejoining of a battle

    I can see where being able to rejoin a battle could be abused (you join miles away from the action so you leave and rejoin closer), but we should be able to see who the participants in a battle are so we do not have to waste time checking if someone needs assistance only to find out they are fighting AI.
  13. That would only work if all nations 1st rates were balanced, so they would all be the same ship but just different names, which would take away the historical context. Regarding some of the other suggestions to limit 1st rates e.g. like limiting them to 1 per player or only allow a player build one a week or even give the players one a month, these suggestions will only make it more necessary to have alts to gain the advantage.
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    [suggestion] Not So Empty Bottles change

    Is this not what the treasure fleet events are? They are announced and a location appears on the map and people rush to get the loot. I don't think it generates that much PvP and especially if you could part loot a wreck, as people would just use a very fast ship and take all the skill books and light stuff from the wrecks and be gone before anyone could catch them. It would become a lottery as to how close they spawned to where you had a fast ship.
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    [suggestion] Not So Empty Bottles change

    Do not like this at all, because some of the best items in the wreck are light items and it is only the heavier item that makes you take a bigger ship. With the ability to take part cargo people would only hunt wrecks in very fast trader lynxes.
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