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  1. Demasting

    If that is what you take from this and other of my posts you're either illiterate or an idiot...
  2. Demasting

    But it won't change the fact that the cannons we work with are far more accurate than anything ever experienced in a smooth bore cannon. And what is worse - We have already discussed this. The aggravating fact is that this discussion isn't new, but with the latest iteration of combat mechanics - pen upgrades, a plentitude of accuracy upgrades - it has become an issue. Again. As if the devs don't think their upgrades and their effect through just a little before implementing them. EDIT: This game has a lot more in common with league of legends, than a naval action game set in the age of sails. We have tried all these "metas" before. At no point do you need to have a basic understanding of the periods naval tactics, but a great understanding of how other MMO hack'n'slashs work.
  3. Demasting

    lol yeah, so let's have hollywood dictate realism. I also happen to have read a number of reports from naval actions, mostly small scale engagements from the Danish-Norwegian vs Sweden wars and I can literally count the number of mentioned demasts on one hand (as in 1). This could ofcourse be because the demasting was such a common occurence that it didn't warrant mentioning, or.... probably the most likely seen as how devastating a demast could be.. such a rare occurence that it warranted special mention and from the lack of empirical evidence to the contrary we can conclude that it almost never happened outside of major fleet engagements, where both the calliber of the balls and (more relevant) the amount of balls fired was larger.
  4. Demasting

    As the title states.. Are we satisfied with the demasting meta? I'm finding the ease with which we are demasted/demasts to be ludicrous. Historically demasting was rare and not something the naval commanders actively pursued due to the difficulty in actually hitting the masts. In NA however you can hit with about 50% of the balls. What infuriate me is that we've already had this discussion - a great, great number of times. And yet the devs @admin keep turning back to what I consider an unrealistic combat mechanic and something we have already tested.
  5. Limit chain like double shot

    I disagree. Either limit all ammunition, or keep it as it is. The biggest issue with limiting chains is that we would see running engagements that could potentially go for the full 90 mins.. The chains expedites a closure to a battle. For me it makes no sense to limit some ammo types and not others, I for one would prefer limits on all ammo types and I believe it would introduce another layer to the tactics in battles.
  6. Cotton is bugged in EU Trader

    Agreed
  7. Cotton is bugged in EU Trader

    The guide states nothing about production, and whilst I have no link I'm fairly confident that I'm correct. But why not just ask @admin wether or not cotton is NPC produced or not?
  8. Cotton is bugged in EU Trader

    Cotton can only be produced - and sold - by players to players.
  9. One server, 24hr + eu time locks (ports listed)

    If that was true - where did they go? - Global failed and why kill of the other server? #regionalserversforthewin!
  10. One server, 24hr + eu time locks (ports listed)

    This has been discussed endlessly.. If you'd like an answer - read some of the 2k+ replies to that very question. I'm done discussing a servermerge untill a genuinely new proposal (yours has already been discussed and dismissed) that actually seem to realistically balance the conquest competition comes along. All these repostings of already discussed and bad ideas - I'm done with them. Merge the server without a solution = kill the only functioning server in order to safe the one that is already dead.
  11. Caribbean Invasion News

    Hear ye! Hear ye! The Swedish Kungliga marine just took Cap Francais from a brave russian defence! The russian armada suffered heavy losses and clean-up of the docks are expected to last for several days! The russian Ship of the Line "Katarina Rostovna" blew up inside the harbour and afflicted severe casualties to the general population that went out to watch the battle. Several buildings in the vicinity of the docks were set on fire and the blaze razes strong still. Swedish loses are said to be minimal but the imperial russian navy has prepared an ambush on the swedish occupied Port-de-Paix, what this means for the impoverished and hard tested inhabitants, time will tell..
  12. Caribbean Invasion News

    Hear ye! hear ye! The Swedish Kungliga Marine attack the russian occupied port of Cap Francais today! Reports indicate that the fleet departed from Saint Nicholas some time ago and gathered in the protected port of La Tortue before making the final approach to the steep shores and cliffs of Cap Francais. The roars from the cannons can be heard at this very moment from La Tortue!
  13. bow- and sterntanking

    Historically stern raking was about the most dangerous thing a captain could experience, so much so that Nelsons famed "cutting the line" was a court-martial offence and there are accounts of admirals (albeit from the early 17th century since it wasn't reproduced til Jarvis did it in the 1770's) where admirals were hanged for dereliction of duty.. A sternrake was all the more dangerous due to the vulnerability of masts and in particularly the steering tows that could in essence cripple a ship for days, sometimes to the point where there were little option than either tow the ship into a friendly port, row the ship into a friendly port (ardous and for first rates not always possible) or scuttle the ship (instant court martial but there are plenty of cases where scutling the ship was preferred than to let it fall into enemy hands).. A stern rake has no effect today - damaged rudder? - Instant emergency repair fix, Lost a hundred souls? - pour rum into them and let your voodoo doctor do his magic. Lost a mast in high seas? - Not a problem, you zombie crew erects a new in 3 mins! A bow rake has no effect today - does it damage the powder magazine? - no, even tho many smaller frigates had their magazines right behind the forecastle. SoL had more protected powder magazines but ingame there's no difference. Lost a hundred crew? - no problem see above. Even if demasting was a thing on a bow rake (I can't recall I've ever seen a mast fall from a front rake) it would just be erected by the zombiecrew ^^ see above. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I believe that we need to limit the amount of repairs in general and the rum repairs in particular. No matter how great a surgeon you have on your ship - you will always experience fatalities in a battle.. The rum should only be able to send 50% or less even, back into battle. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I can't say anything on the gameplay experience on test server. I will however add that there are LOTS of medals issued when SoL found themselves facing 2 or 3 frigates - not because they won the engagements, or sunk the enemy. But because they survived the encounters. Nothing was more dangerous for any SoL (even 3rd rates) than facing more than one frigate on their own. The problem was exactly the sternraking that would quickly render a SoL inoperable. The medals were issued to captains and crews because of the skill required just to survive the encounters and many ordinary seamen could sell most of their belongings but have a hard time separating themselves from those medals.
  14. Is this an unacceptable exploit?

    Not really just make a CD of 30 mins after exiting a battle before you can join a PB.. Problems from that would be aplenty tho..
  15. Caribbean Invasion News

    Hear ye! Hear ye!! The danish-norwegian navy won a skirmish against the french marine! The smaller danish squadron cought a french squadron out on patrols, off the coast of castries. Captain "Dark" Joker, quickly decided to engage and the rest of the danish squadron followed into battle! The enemy fleet were superior in both numbers and firepower but the tenacity and bravery of the danish captains, the most drunken souls in the carribean, carried the day! After exchanging broadsides in a running engagement for about a bell the first french ship sank, this didn't deter the french squadron that doubled its efforts to sink the small danish-norwegian squadron. After 2 bells it became clear that the french squadron had been outwitted and 3 french ships had joined davey jones, a frigate of the Endymion class and two smaller ships of the Cerberous and Prince de Neufchattel classes. These loses caused confusion and fear in the hearts of the french fleet and for the rest of the battle it became a matter of running, and for the danish-norwegian fleet - killing as many of the french before darkness interupted the battle. In the end the french squadron lost six out of the nine ships that complemented the detachment and the danish-norwegian fleet left the area unscathed.. https://imgur.com/a/yOkhF In other news: The danish-norwegian royal family are in happy circumstances! The nation rejoys as the news that the royal dachshund Lady has been found to be carrying a litter! The fate of the illegitimate father, who is believed to be a beast of unknown origin is as of yet unknown! The most likely scenario is that the tramp will be put down once captured. A city-wide doghunt has ensued and all citizens are expected to carry the kings favor and apprehend the tramp. A reward of 100 rigsdalere has been announced for information that would lead to the capture and imprisonment of the lousy mut!
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