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  1. vazco

    La Requin nerf needed

    With Xebec and elite pirate you simply can't make a turn on Manual sails. You can do this on every square rigged ship.
  2. vazco

    La Requin nerf needed

    I never had issue with Herc in battle. In video when o already went through the wind you turn your sail too late, as Herc had low inertia. Still it doesn't make such a big difference. Just turn rate is not everything. The fact that you can move your yards quickly and that you accelerate /decelerate quickly allows you to easily outmaneuver all 5+. 6+ would have hard time stern camping you if you have one turn mod loaded. If you want, we can duel sometime
  3. vazco

    La Requin nerf needed

    Yes, Herc turns very well. That's one of many reasons why it's op, but not the reason on its own. Xebec has issues with manual sailing when going sharp to the wind, at least when with elite pirate rig. That's it's main and only vulnerability in my opinion.
  4. vazco

    Proposal to change sail force mods

    Making those mods much weaker like Banished suggested would also work.
  5. vazco

    La Requin nerf needed

    Try tacking through the wind with elite pirate rig. In real life I sailed boats with similar sails maybe 50 times and you can maneuver on only sails very easily. In game some maneuvers don't work like they should. I'm mainly missing a command to "let go" the sail and doing this manually doesn't work. PS. Herc turns fine, only Xebec has issues.
  6. vazco

    La Requin nerf needed

    Endy with stern chasers also sometimes work, based on builds
  7. vazco

    La Requin nerf needed

    Lol, none of those tips would work. It's xebec who decides on distance and angle, regardless if upwind or downwind. The best strategy is to use it's low maneuverability against it and demast it. As such Xebecs can be countered. Hercs almost can't. Only when it's demasted you can kill it, otherwise it will just escape or angle.
  8. vazco

    Proposal to change sail force mods

    The problem with an arbitrary model is that it's prone to mistakes even more than the current one. It would take a long time to tune it so that it feels and works well, just like a basic model took a lot of time. During this time expert players would find those sweet spots where some ship is OP, while casual players would struggle even more. It would be also much harder to adjust in the future, as someone would have to go through all ships and adjust three models in the same time.
  9. vazco

    DLC ships

    The end effect counts. I just sank (not boarded) AlbatrosXX, a good player in Bellona, being in a Herc. That's facts. When we started duelling, I had 1 bar of armour and half structure, he had one side at 60% and another one at 100%. I couldn't do this in a Prince, and probably not even in Trinco or Consti. Palatinose and dozen other good players have the same experience. None of them complained about Prince, they only compain about Herc since it's not a one-time ship any more. Those are facts. (Tutan had to escape when he was beached, then I started duelling Bellona) I guess at this point we can agree to disagree.
  10. vazco

    DLC ships

    Noone says it's broken because it can hug ships. Both ships are broken because of reasons you mentioned, because they're free (and thus can be spammed every 24 hours, eg 4 day cool down would be better) and because they have some other unique characteristics you didn't mention, like eg option to mount 6th rate ship knowledges, much higher firepower, a lot of crew, high concentration of guns on short hull etc. It's ridiculous how many advantages they have.
  11. vazco

    DLC ships

    Ok, an update regarding my experience with a Herc. I went to Mortimer, jumped into mission where 3 pirates - Inger, Consti and Belle Poule were fighting some 5th rates. In 7 minutes I sank a Consti (92% damage), in 20 an Inger (75% damage), BellePoule unfortunately escaped. It's impossible to do this for me even on a Trinc. I lost only 3 bars of armor in the process. The best part was when I sailed head on inbetween Consti and Inger. I shot both of them. They tried to shoot me, but just like in Captain Blood book, their balls went over my hull and they ended up shooting each other. On my way back I made a mistake fighting good player in a Bellona. I lost a ship, but who cares? It wasn't even modded, and I have a new one right away. Let this Bellona have his 6PvP marks. Probably 5 out of 6 times I would sink his modded Bellona in a ship with basic upgrades and get 14+marks. This ship is way OP.
  12. I think it's also probable Banished did this before he was in Prussia. Just to precise - game has time compensation, 15 minutes is approx. 3-4 hours in instance's game time. A nice solution would be to know how the wind will change eg. 5 minutes before it does. IRL you can quite often tell this by looking on clouds and knowing time of the day and local patterns. It would add more strategical depth to a fight, as you would be able to fight for a wind before it changes, it wouldn't be pure luck.
  13. Now it's certain people will assume you and Ink actively play in Prussia
  14. vazco

    DLC ships

    no, you can't They have way too low firepower. Enemy can just out-repair you. Even a Niagara can't compete - firepower of Hercules is 150% of Niagara's. In case of Prince, its 240%. I won't even mention a Privateer.
  15. vazco

    DLC ships

    My experience so far is that Hercules trumps almost everything. In teak/teak Herc I out-DPS'd a WO/WO Consti by gluing to it's side. So far I also killed a Wappen, Bellona, PFrig. I lost a Trinc to one. 1st and 2nd rates would stand no chance due to low maneuverability. 4-5th rates have some chance to demast it, but it's not trivial. 6th rates stand no chance. The only thing that trumps Herc is more Herc, or more ships on enemy side. It's simply an OP ship, it shouldn't be so good that it's meta. It's as if OP Wasa returned, in a miniature form now. Yesterday Brits sailed into a 5k BR port (Nippes) only on Herculi. I wonder how this battle ended up It's bad to have any OP ship. It's even worse if this ship is a DLC ship.
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