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  1. Aquillas

    Hercules in port battles

    Oh yes! Let's put Hercs in shallow port battles! Let's have shallow PB's look like shallow patrol at areas, with Hercules and Requins only, and other shallow water ships having absolutely no survivability.
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    Trading

    Zero crafting in green zone would make all nations like Russia, Poland and Prussia. If all capturable ports are lost, goto free towns. Hoping that ships for PB can be crafted using only these areas.
  3. I'd rather think that penetration is proportional to the pressure made by the ball going to the planking (i.e. proportional to the weight of the ball divided by the diameter squared). Placing that in mathematical équations (for those who like only) Penetration= Pound / diameter2 Pound= k * diameter3 à diameter= (Pound / k)(1/3) Penetration is proportional to Pound(1/3) If we stick to 42pd data as a basis: Pound Penetration 42 125 36 119 32 114 24 104 18 94 12 82 9 75 6 65 4 57
  4. Anyway, Welcome of in one of the few remaining PvP paradises! (I know that you'll enjoy!) May be, just a little bit too much red sails there, but this might be fixed...
  5. I guess that you'll find English speaking players more easily there!
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    Is the requin bad for the game?

    Unless bad reading from me, the characteristic of the xebec are not mentioned in the DLC, they can be changed. The Hercules was a 6th rate, she is now a 5th rate.
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    Le Requin is ruining the game for me!

    Or two Princes, with a mate if you don't have the DLC. Never let your speed drop, do not forget manual sailing.
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    Le Requin is ruining the game for me!

    Just use a secret weapon called "le Requin"
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    end of the red sails - Le Requin

    This class of ships got animal names in the French navy: "Le Singe" would be more historical than "Le Dauphin" ( @PG Monkey )
  10. I agree this that "They are perfect for disrupting trade and general raiding, especially in lighter winded areas but dreadful in actual combat." If I refer to my gener knowledge about age of sails for the French Navy, this is perfectly summarize in the Wikipédia ( https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chebec ). Sorry for this quote in Frenc, translated below: "La Marine française s’équipe de chébecs plus tardivement, après l’abandon des galères en 1748. Un petit nombre est construit, avec 9 lancements entre 1750 et 1759, puis 4 en 1762. C’est sur un chébec que Suffren, l'un des plus célèbres marins français, exerce ses premiers commandements : le Caméléon en 1764 puis le Singe en 1765. Les deux navires participent, l’année suivante, à une difficile expédition contre la ville corsaire de Larache où se fait remarquer le futur héros de la campagne des Indes. Absolument pas à même d’inquiéter un vaisseau de ligne ni même une frégate, le chébec traverse néanmoins toutes les guerres du XVIIIe siècle et de l’Empire. En 1848, la Marine française en utilise encore un petit exemplaire comme garde-côte. " "The French Navy is equipped with xebecs later, after abandoning galleys in 1748. A small number is built, with 9 launches between 1750 and 1759, then 4 in 1762. Suffren, one of the most famous French sailors, got his first commandments on xebecs: Le Caméléon in 1764 and Le Singe in 1765. During the following year, the two ships participated in a difficult expedition against the Corsican town of Larache where the future hero of the Indian campaign got noticeable actions. Absolutely not able to worry a ship of the line or even a frigate, the xebec was used through all the wars of the eighteenth century and the Empire. In 1848, the French Navy still uses a small copy as a coast guard." In Naval Action, I start using xebecs in PvP too. My first victim was a Diana, boarded and killed in three rounds. Historically, I know a single example of a frigate taken by xebecs, USS Philidelphia in 1803. But she was aground on a reef, guns jettisoned out and unable to manoeuvre, during the First Barbarian War. Refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War: “The U.S Navy went unchallenged on the sea, but still the question remained undecided. Jefferson pressed the issue the following year, with an increase in military force and deployment of many of the navy's best ships to the region throughout 1802. Argus, Chesapeake, Constellation, Constitution, Enterprise, Intrepid, Philadelphia and Syren all saw service during the war under the overall command of Preble. Throughout 1803, Preble set up and maintained a blockade of the Barbary ports and executed a campaign of raids and attacks against the cities' fleets.” A close future will show us if the xebec will remain a threat to SOL’s (@King of Crowns) and frigates, or if defenders will finally learn how to counter it properly.
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    Captain log

    Based on the combat log we can read in game above the chats, it should be great is a file could be created on our computers, by copy paste of the battle logs (for example): "You participated in the battle and earnt 7 PvP marks, 7 combat marks and 125732 gold. Details here: killed this one (42% damages), in a Frigate kill assisted this other one (15% damages) in a Wasa ..." This being added to a txt or csv file, that we could rework to making a log. Either a file per day or a continued file, the simplier the better. For making this simplier, may be we could first just have the possibility of copy/paste the daily log in text format, in charge to "those who like it" to keep updated their own captain log, in the format they prefer. Later, maybe, a more customized log...
  12. In fact, it should be great is a file could be created on our computers, by copy paste of the battle logs: "You participated in the battle and earnt 7 PvP marks, 7 combat marks and 125732 gold. Details here: ... ... ..." This being added to a txt or csv file, we could rework to making a log. I add a topic in "suggestions" EDIT: Done
  13. @Hethwill the Harmless A small update of data collected from the fights in which I was involved, most of them around KPR. I made two separated data, one for August and one for this early September, to see the evolution. I hope that @admin can share more wide data... Data for August Date Enemy Requins Enemy Hercules Enemy others Friendly Requins Friendly Hercules Friendly others Enemy losses Friendly losses Remark PB Congrios 23-08-2018 22-40-42 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes PB Turnefe 24-08-2018 22-40-00 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes OW 23-08-2018 22-40-42 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes OW 23-08-2018 22-40-42 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No OW 26-08-18 13-22 Yes No No No No Yes No No Surrended (3 Xebecs vs 1 privateer) OW 26-08-2018 14-00-45 Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Surrended (Xebec vs Trader Lynx) Silas in Trader Lynx Yes No No No No Yes No Yes OW 26-08-2018 15-05-51 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes OW 26-08-2018 17-22-31 No No Yes No Yes Yes No No OW 26-08-2018 18-09-01 Yes No No No No No No Yes OW 26-08-2018 18-38-52 Yes No Yes No No Yes No No OW 26-08-2018 22-15-36 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No All enemy ships sunk, except Reqs OW 26-08-2018 22-36-26 Yes No No No No Yes No Yes OW 26-08-2018 23-37-49 Yes No No No No Yes Yes No OW 27-08-2018 22-27-07 Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes OW 28-08-2018 22-27-31 Yes No No No No Yes No No OW 28-08-2018 22-44-59 Yes No No No No Yes No No OW 28-08-2018 23-xx-xx Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes OW 29-08-2018 22-16-11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes OW 30-08-2018 21-40-20 Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes OW 31-08-2018 22-13-32 No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No OW 31-08-2018 22-17-51 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Average values 77% 27% 41% 32% 50% 95% 36% 55% Data for September Date Enemy Requins Enemy Hercules Enemy others Friendly Requins Friendly Hercules Friendly others Enemy losses Friendly losses Remark OW 02-09-2018 15-20-07 Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes 3 Reqs tagging a basic cutter (post Cpt) OW 02-09-2018 15-57-08 Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Exeptional: a lone Req! OW 02-09-2018 22-11-23 Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes Tagged LGV lost to the Req OW 04-09-2018 22-24-44 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Not in KPR OW 04-09-2018 22-24-44 No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No OW 05-09-2018 21-38-30 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No OW 05-09-2018 21-54-06 Yes No No Yes No Yes No No OW 05-09-2018 23-02-37 Yes No No Yes No Yes No No OW 05-09-2018 23-10 Yes No No Yes No Yes No No OW 05-09-2018 23-30 No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes OW 06-09-2018 23-28-07 Yes No No Yes No Yes No No OW 06-09-2018 23-38-15 Yes No No Yes No No No No Spanish xebec running 1v1 OW 06-09-2018 23-54-29 Yes No No No No Yes No Yes midshipman's rookie brig attack, then xebec running 1v1 Average values 77% 31% 15% 69% 31% 92% 31% 31% What is significant there? Attackers: Presence of xebecs is stable (around 3 battles out of 4), the presence of Hercules is stable too but lower (around 1 battle out of 3), the presence of other kinds of ships is decreasing (from 41% to 15%). Defenders: Twice more xebecs (from 32% to 69%), less Hercules (from 50% to 31%), always a lot of other ships (among them those which were attacked by raiders). Losses: Losses among attackers is stable, losses among defenders is decreasing (from 51% to 31%). Defenders seem to learn...
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    Patch Notes & Feedback

    Pourquoi cette réduction de vitesse de tous les 6e et 7e rangs, sauf le chebec?
  15. Almost all ships are useless in Xebec Action!
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