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  1. Just to weigh on the Requin... I am a longtime player (before Steam EA) and medium skilled PVPer (as in I get sunk more than I sink) I still have my redeemable Requin, with Cart refit, Elite Pirate and Master Carpenter, I am only playing an hour or so a day, sometimes only a few times a week the last 3 months. But in that time since redeeming the Requin I have sunk 7 Requins, 4 Hercs and the odd 5th rate trying to seal club around Jamaica, sometimes with help sometimes not. I have learned what the ship can do, and the assessment of it being overpowered are absolutely correct. with 80% sail I can still go 14.5+ knots close hauled to fade back and repair, then charge back in. With the right mods this ship is a game breaker for others without.
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    Guide: Norfolk nBanker FX trader in the Age of Sail...

    Interesting read, will need to ponder on this to wrap my head around it better.
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    Redeemable and Character Deletion

    Permanent redeemables are account linked, as opposed to character linked, unless that has changed recently.
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    Beacon fires

    We need lighthouses.
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    Recently Killed

    Locking a player from PVP for an hour after fighting and losing his ship simply means more people will just say screw it and log off. All this is getting ridiculous, newer players are clubbed by vets AND game mechanics that only encourage and enable this. This is the reason so many have bought the game, but no longer play.
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    Captains view from helm/wheel and crows nest.

    This was actually requested by several people including me before this game went to Steam, and periodically after. But over the years seeing as major things haven't happened I'm not holding my breath. TBH I would LOVE this, and if the day comes we ever get it I will be very happy.
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    Captains view from helm/wheel and crows nest.

    @admin @Ink @Sailor
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    World Cup (annual event)

    Sounds good, if I have time I will participate.
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    Naval Action Meme collection

    46 minutes later... https://fat.gfycat.com/EmotionalColdIrishredandwhitesetter.webm
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    Future Additions after Main Core completed

    Yes, a clan pennant on the mainmast would be an excellent addition. I have been in too many battles where the national flags were obscured and I was forced to hold fire an extra second or two to make sure I wasn't dismasting a teammate vs an enemy right next to him, since the minimap shows their icons merged. That second or two of hesitation many times ruins the shot.
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    [Caribbean] Great battle results.

    The ones in that battle, as well as a few others play at early Aussie times. Not many Aussies, or US players left, when we play server pop is usually around 180-250, not because of any reason except that is when we play.
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    [Caribbean] Great battle results.

    Port battle for Ragged Cay, Brit vs Pirate. We had several newer guys with a few this being their first PB. Great fun pirates!
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    Final Mission Tutorial WHAT A JOKE

    I rage boarded the first, took the AI ship (with Double loaded all sides including rear carros), kited away and used rum, then concentrated on one side.
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    2018 Duel room thread!

    Duel room is sorely needed.
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    Naval Action Meme collection

    Finding information about the hotfix from a week ago, after checking though facebook, twitter and translating 4 languages
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    [Caribbean] Great battle results.

    Let me see if I get this right, we go in shallow ships to flip a port. The pirates bring 2nd through 4th rates to flip Arthurs and drop Port Howe. We rally a full PB fleet as well as screeners and defend Arthurs. Instead of a simple thank you, we earn derision for our efforts. Arthurs defended, your welcome Greg.
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    [Caribbean] Great battle results.

    Pirates dropped Port Howe and revenge flipped Arthurs yesterday using 4th-2nd rates (really?) to do it. Our screener caught many of the port battle fleet and we fought the other half in the port battle. Arthur's Town stays in British hands.
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    Kitting Thorn - Pinal Colada

    I only kite to repair, or if I am tying up an enemy as a distraction to allow someone to go by the battle. Perhaps he was doing the 2nd?
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    Big patch coming during next 1,5 week

    ROFL, you know how disjointed the information flow is from the devs, LOL sometimes they only post in the Russian side of the forum. You know, the whole "discovering things there is fun!" shtick
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    Big patch coming during next 1,5 week

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    Patrol Area ROE

    I know it is annoying to some, but many times people have no boats in the area, are alone or in small groups that just get steamrolled over and over by large gank squads. The basic cutter is a way to limit the pain of getting steamrolled over and over and over and over again. I personally have advised anyone in the brit nation (and ARMED clan specifically) to do the PVP zone, hoping they will get a taste of PVP and find it more enjoyable than grinding PVE ships ad nauseum. PVP is where you learn to anticipate and adapt to an enemy, rather than just memorize the AI scripting. I also frequently supply newer clanmates with capped ships to help encourage them to fight. With the 5v1 to 6v1 rounds that happen, not taking a financial hit with each try helps embolden more people to fight. The PVP zone is a challenge for ALL CAPTAINS, not just ones with ships the enemy deems worthy to fight, or more frequently, gank.
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    Wind changes

    Being in a battle and having wind slowly veer, back, or both has screwed me over in several battles, and saved me in several. I personally think it adds depth to combat, because it is one more thing you have to pay attention to. I like it, although sometimes I reeeeeaaaally hate it, which in hindsight is a good thing. It has enabled an enemy to kite and escape, as well as ruin his plans to run away so I can finish him. But tweak it, wind doesn't change this fast except near storms, it is annoying to have it swing wildly back and forth like a politician's promises.
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    Where did you get your In-Game name from?

    In 1983 when I was 11, was hit by by a car, had some brain damage that caused me to lose my sight for several months, during this time time my dad would read a book to me. When I regained my sight I read Dune for myself, followed by the rest. Always try to use the same name in games.
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    Can't cap NPC ship?

    The Indiaman was reclassified as a 5th rate ship in some recent patch, so this is indeed some weird bug.