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    History, Historical novels, PC games, Fishing, Power boating (formerly sailing: 1978 Victoria 18, 1987 Compac 19), world travel.

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  1. AngryPanCake

    Merge PVE and PVP Server?

    Statistically, the forum polls have a very limited validity at best. The sample number is too small to be representative. But the issue as most people know is not with the low population...well, it kinda is. But, the real question is why are the numbers so low? You feel the problem is 2 different severs, the population is divided between the two? I you really think it's the case, then you think adding the 50-100 players from PVE to the merged servers will definitely fix the problem? come on, you are are smarter than that. There have been multiple posts and whole threads about this issue, some more passionate (or vitriolic) than others. The main sentiment is that the vast majority of the PVE'ers do not want to play alongside PvP'ers, at the same time there are many PvP'ers who do not want to play with PvE'ers either. The reason is that we are dealing with completely different play styles. And yes, sailing around in complete safety is appealing to some players (I'm one of them), even if others do not understand the risk aversion some players enjoy. It's just the way it is. Some like action, some like what may appear to others as utter boredom. Anyway, I hope we continue to have a constructive discussion about what would keep this game going and how to keep improving it.
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    Protractor

    Would it be possible to replace the heading in degrees by the distance from the center of the Protractor?
  3. Hello everyone, I have not been playing for a while, but still checking out the forums and reading what's being discussed. I have seen many new additions, fixes and improvements, which make me extremely happy and look forward to finding the time to get back into NA and trying all the new things. This mission seems to be a good addition to the game. As far as I understand it has not been deployed and players have not tested it, yet it seems like many are already finding faults in it. Is it possible for us (players) to first try new things then critique instead of the other way around: critique first then try? Come on guys, let us be positive and helpful instead of negative Nancy's!
  4. since it seems like the dev team is working on the UI (or about to start), I wanted to give a suggestion I made a few months ago a bump...
  5. AngryPanCake

    Happy New Year

    I would like to wish you all a very happy new year. May it bring us and the rest of the world much needed peace and happiness.
  6. AngryPanCake

    Return to Main Menu

    When a player starts NA, he/she is taken to the first menu that consists of the available servers, currently: PvE Only and PvP Caribbean. If the Player chose PvE server, then he/she is taken to the menu that shows his/her Character (s). On that menu, there are only two options: chose your character and start the game or Exit the game altogether. If a player chose a server, then changed his/her mind and wanted to go to the other server, the player has to exit the game completely and then restart the game to go back to the main Servers menu! Would it be possible in addition to the Exit option add a Return to Main Menu option to go back to the main menu in order to change servers instead of exiting the game completely? Thank you,
  7. AngryPanCake

    Give some Love to the PvE Server.

    Personally I feel the dev team has been working on making great improvements to the core of the game, of course mostly focusing on PvP mechanics right now, however the improvements (ship characteristics, models, game mechanics) will eventually benefit the PvE server in the long run. I'm still hopeful they are actually aware of its potential. These efforts are in no way wasted, but with some adaptation to the PvE server play style and addition of PvE specific changes, they will greatly improve the outcome and increase the interest and the longevity of this amazing game. Many PvE players have made great suggestions over the months I've been playing this game, which shows significant dedication to NA. Keep it up.
  8. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. May these Holidays bring all of you good health, happiness and most importantly, countless hours of PvP action.
  9. AngryPanCake

    Credit where credit is due

    I just redeemed the Agamemnon and was very impressed with the ship model. I know most of you have seen and maybe played every ship in the game, but I am a slow player who enjoys every ship I own to the fullest. I am so enthralled with the rendering of these magnificent ships I still spend most of my sailing time using the free cam and looking at the ships in every angle. Now that I discovered how to move around with the free cam, I have been going into the bowels of each ship and appreciate the work that has been done on these models. This is the upper gun deck right abaft the main mast, looking at the starboard guns. The ship wheel is above me just a little to the left. Forward is the main mast, waist capstan. Through the door ahead is the fore access to lower deck and stove (theoretically). Just wanted to let the dev team know, that despite all the criticism (sometimes harsh, often warranted) I know most of us feel you have done a great job. Keep it up!
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    Global Chat on Global Server

    I doubt this is any worse than any other MMO chat. But it seems it has been pretty bad at some point in the recent past and the Devs/forum Mods were about to remove the chat altogether. I don't know if you guys remember the thread, but it started a firestorm. I'm not for censure, but there are times when people are just too disrespectful, rude and plain obnoxious that something has to be done. There is a report system that just needs to be used. I assume the more people using it to single out a bad apple or cucumber, the more likely that person is going to be warned, then banned from chat for a certain amount of time or indefinitely if he/she is a recidivist.
  11. AngryPanCake

    [Poll] Rum

    Throwing this out there: It appears that players are focused on getting mods that increase speed, stacking every little advantage that would make a ship faster than any other ship. I saw lots of posts about capping/not capping speed...etc. Which leads me to think about instead of limiting/capping speed, hull/rig repairs, rum, instead make people think hard about what they want their ship to be used for. What about a perk or a mod that reduces casualties instead of "reviving" killed sailors with Rum? Having different levels of Naval Surgeons that would reduce casualties from enemy fire.This would add strategic thinking about making choices: you want to stack up speed mods or not place so many of them and leave room for Crew protection mods/perks. People are already doing this when crafting ships, they choose woods according to what they want to do with certain ships: Speed, HP, thickness...etc So, maybe apply that same thinking towards repairs and crew.
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    I Got Lucky Last Night but Don't Know Why

    That is good to know... ...and yes like many of us here, I got lured into the thread hoping to read about some carnal exploits from an elderly game buddy!!! I want a refund.
  13. AngryPanCake

    Stop being negative!!

    @Flash Jack great post and I agree with you about the negativity not being helpful. There is a difference between constructive criticism and plain criticism, we as players in a game still in its development phase should focus on the constructive feedback. Things I like about this game: dreaming about being at the helm of an Indiaman. The work put into the ship model details is unbelievable.
  14. AngryPanCake

    Server Merge Poll

    Just want to clarify something since the thread went into the inevitable discussion about eliminating the PvE server. This poll is about merging PvP servers, not PvE-PvP servers! Right??? PS: "Just on that note, remember that this poll is about what people want." I would say what 182 people want out of how many thousands play/own the game. If anyone was actually paying attention during statistics class, then one would know that "n" is very important. Larger sample sizes generally lead to increased precision when estimating parameters.
  15. AngryPanCake

    Server Merge Poll

    Have the Devs actually mentioned anything about the PvE server being a financial and/or resource sink? Or is it something non PvE players are throwing out there to justify or disguise their own reasons to just get rid of a server and its community? Cause that sounds just like what Jean Ribault was saying: "But keep arguing for it if that's what makes you happy, to take away something from others when it in no way would benefit you, but would definitely hurt them". And I would add: the PvE server is in now way bothering/interfering with the ones that are the most vocal about wanting to eliminate it.
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