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    'Poltava' 1712 (Replica)

    Years after reading his biography i am still in awe of the man who journeyed to the west and got his hands dirty learning from the most humble ones, bringing his skills and knowledge back for the benefit of his country. I hope i live to see a president that deserves to be called "the great"in any of the countries i live in.
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    Blame devs for everything

    Naval action actually has one of the least toxic communities i have seen overall, not counting niche games that do not have any kind of toxicity whatsoever. The toxicity is mostly just the usual drama and egos. Red dragon by contrast is pretty much a diluted version of 4chan with it's nazi trolling on the main chat. And while it is certainly true that a bad community scares away a certain number of players, i cannot think of a game that has died because of it, while i can name a great many that thrive despite their toxic community. I think that in general game quality player gain and retention outweighs player loss due to toxic communities. If the toxic community player loss outweighs the player gain and retention then there might be a bigger problem than the community.
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    Ship paintings (Art collection)

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    Waiting for E3?

    Besides Cyberpunk 2077 nothing at the E3 really gets me, most of the games i am interested in are not represented there. @Hethwill mentioned a few that i am eagerly waiting for thought, such as burden of command and rule the waves 2. Hype. There is an unusual amount of tycoon games coming this year as well, maybe 20 of which i am keeping an eye on, but i don't know what they will be worth. This includes project hospital and hard ancient life in particular. And yes, bannerlord, but i don't know how much more innovative it will be compared to the first. Further down the road there is Akhenaten and life of Rome.
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    Correspondances navales à l'intention du Capitaine de Gallouédec

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    I expect regular players injecting some money into it at the cost of less people buying the game when they see the DLC and new people quitting the second they realize that they have to pay extra on top of what they already paid. I for one would not have bought the game if i had seen such a DLC and i know that most of the people i know wouldn't either. Reviews will take a hit as well.
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    Ships of Old

    Thank you, i haven't heard much about that brand i'll look into their products.
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    Ship without masts, yet with flags.

    Nothing to add, except that this is indeed a gorgeous pic.
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    Ships of Old

    I can't clearly see what straight razor is being used in the other video. Which one is it if i may ask? ( gotta ask the important questions )
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    Happy Glorious 1st of June, captains

    Random couple pages on the convoy background since i was curious "The Convoy, the Grain, and their Influence on the French Revolution" by Laurence Evans https://www.cnrs-scrn.org/northern_mariner/vol05/tnm_5_1_45-51.pdf
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    Looking for Desk Suggestions

    Buy some wood and make your own, it's easy if you just make a basic desk, for 500 bucks you can make something that would cost you several thousands in shops. Or could you spend 150 and make it look 600. If you cannot borrow the gear from a buddy or a shop, you can ask your local woodworker for a quote, obviously a bit higher priced than doing it yourself and you loose on the fun. Some rural woodworkers are dirt cheap ( usually the ones that don't even have a website ). Say something like this ( random pic ). It's really just some dirty planks to get shipped to you, clean them up ( need a tool, mask, goggles ), put some laque, fix it together, done. Google is your friend.
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    Holy Grail of Shipwrecks

    The original press release http://www.whoi.edu/news-release/new-details-on-discovery-of-the-san-jose-shipwreck
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    BBC Radio adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's HMS Surprise

    Excellent, thank you.
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    James Cook at the British LIbrary

    James Cook: The Voyages Fri 27 Apr – Tue 28 Aug 2018 Explore the stories, art and maps of those who were there It is 250 years since the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth. Our exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships. Maps, artworks and journals from the voyages sit alongside newly-commissioned films offering contemporary perspectives. Examine the expeditions that shaped Europe’s knowledge of the world and consider their far-reaching legacy. See Cook’s handwritten journal detailing the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, when they travelled further south than anyone in the world, stunning artwork including the earliest European depiction of a kangaroo, and intricate maps charting the voyages that spanned more than a decade. Learn about the experiences on board the Endeavour, Resolutionand Discovery, and the impact of their arrival. Drawings by the Polynesian high priest and navigator Tupaia, who accompanied Cook to New Zealand and Australia, will be displayed together for the first time. These will sit alongside works by expedition artists Sydney Parkinson, William Hodges and John Webber. Hear the stories. Read the diaries. Revisit the momentous voyages made 250 years ago. https://www.bl.uk/events/james-cook-the-voyages?ns_campaign=enewsletter+April+2018&ns_mchannel=email&ns_source=newsletter&ns_linkname=Story2Heading&ns_fee=0
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    Welcome here, since you tried turn based civil war games i recommend you have a look at the hps simulations titles, but for real-time strategy civil war ultimate general civil war is definitely the best one around.
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    Leviathan ship

    Leviathan: Ark of the Apocalypse by Jason Stevia, took 14 months to make More pics and a couple videos can be found on his instagram https://www.instagram.com/shallowgravestudios/ I might or might not have spoken to the devs who might not have confirmed that they are working on the 3D model to implement it in the game as a trading ship.
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    50 ships

    Not a big fan of that new ubisoft game-model or sales-model from either a customer or business perspective myself, but at least it could be called fair enough as far as game-content vs pricing goes.
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    50 ships

    They make a living by selling the base game. Anything like extra slots for ships, characters, extra inventory space, extra customizable tabs to organize the inventory or whatnot that can be seen in free games do not belong in a full game bought at full price, they belong in free games. If there is indeed a need for more slots, then everybody should get them, not those who pay more on top of what they already paid. If people buy more copies, that's their choice and right, if that's the symptom of a serious issue within the game, then the issue should be addressed for every player, but it should not be institutionalized as a way to make more money while other players get inconvenienced or disadvantaged. Paying extra for aesthetics is one thing, paying extra for practicality such as slots when i already bought the game at full price, that's just a huge No.
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    50 ships

    Please no, keep this kind of paid extras to free games that need a way to make a living.
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    Rule the Waves 2

    http://nws-online.proboards.com/thread/1384/sai-rtw-series-pricing-announcement not much info yet, the first one is great, " due sometime this year in Q2/3. " the news comes with a discount on the original.
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    Stop hiding behind aliases on the forums

    I was being somewhat ironic concerning the logic of it, this has always been going on in every game and, as i point out, IRL vs online, there even exist laws in china and south korea to force people to use their real names online ( targeted at specific sites such as some blogging platforms, for now at least ) and there are regularly some failed propositions at similar laws in the West as well. The internet's freedom is not guaranteed on the long term, and it's one of the few places where people can be "total asses without social repercussions", but also basically speak their mind for better or worse, be it about Linking Park, their imagined PvP Prowess or the Genius ( or lack thereof ) of Our Supreme Leaders. Let the people use any aliases they want anywhere, including on forums vs games. There are lines that should not be crossed, when somebody's lives get destroyed ( a friend of mine had to change his name and house after teh internet has gone full retard on him and the people who were saying shit about him and threatening his life got arrested ) but using the same alias in-game and on a game's forum is not something that should be challenged. Let people talk shit, let them be more aggressive, more confrontational, let them be themselves for better or worse, i find that much good can come out of being confrontational, and as to being purely aggressive and talk shit... well we can always just ignore them and not take it to heart no? That many humans use this to talk shit instead of being awesome is part of human nature, and something i happily accept as a small price to pay. I do know of course that you are only talking about the forum vs game, but the logic is absolutely the same, of challenging people to be identifiable to force them to have a more socially acceptable behavior, to stop them from talking shit, and i am simply in disagreement with such an approach at every level, on the contrary i'd encourage people to be able to say whatever they want without being identified in-game or anywhere else.
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    Stop hiding behind aliases on the forums

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    Stupid, Weird & Awesome Officers

    If he is addressed as Sir, that would make him the adoptive father of King Arthur. Which is totally possible since movies have thought us that Arthurian legends are a favourite destination of time travelers. I'll take a screenshot if i see any stupid names, but there are definitely some names around that must make life difficult for an officer.