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  1. Hi So i was sailing my Teak/Wo Bellona around Key West (while it was still spanish) when i was attacked by 3 Hercs The Requin that was escorting me managed to keep them occupied long enough for me to escape after which the chased me all the way till 30k from tumbado when they finally cought up with me (i did a defence tag on first one he stopped to let the second one catch up) and there we go in combat So they were quite close able to close the distance very fast and slightly downwind of me (my best point of escape) . What surprised me was that most shots were bouncing off at bad angles .. shots that would destroy a snow or requin that tried to do the same to me before.. One of them tried to stern-camp me but each time he turned he was taking the full broadside from my 2x longs and carronades on top deck , bellona .. what really surprised me was that the hercules DIDN"T go in reload shock and suffered only minor damage after taking 23 shots ?? All while being over 13.5 knots in OW and at least that much in battle So after few broadsides like this i finally managed to (almost) strip down the armor on that herc and put 8 leaks on him which only served to slow him down slightly Meanwhile the others were working on my sails and crew .. i was down to 65% sails and 400 crew at which point the fully healthy herc stick on my side slightly in front of me angle towards me and start shooting.. doing quite a bit of damage to me but i could only bring 4 guns on him .. My attempts to shake him off were not very succesffull ... The guy was obviusly not a bad player as he was able to use the sails to prevent me from shaking him off .. I managed to get him off twice by pretending to turn into the wind only to turn back down again flip him around and give him the other broadside which again didn't do very much even tho i scored 7 hits (Herc too low in the water?) anyways i died in the end Ok i know 3 herc is death sentance for any lone ship but that being able to sit on my side and do sooo much damage to me while i did so little is BS .. that was before the HP nerf but i don't know how significant was that I feel that full broadside from bellona at this range (100m) should be able to blow a ship like this to bits .. i've sunk or crippled snows and requins that tried to stern-camp me before with a broadside like that but the herc hadly seemed to notice II know i could play better and probably there are people here who would be able to sink 1 of them but before you say something like "You should just stop and board him" pls keep in mind that they would 1. hear the whistle .. able to speed away and even if they didn't and i succesfully board the one guy on my side , the other 2 guys would be able to park behind me and put me in crew shock with grape.. and the damaged herc can always pull away and repair leaving the other 2 on the bellona I like the suggestion that some ppl have posted about musket fire and i do believe that 50 muskets shooting on the deck of that herc from 5-7 meters away would be quite a problem..
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    Damage inconsistency or RNG?

    Hi Since months ago i've noticed that there is a certain inconsistency in the damage i deal and receive between instances but could not prove it.. other people have also noticed it but think it's either their imagination or other factors What do i mean? Well sometimes you fire a broadside point blank , get credited 30 hits on top and deal 20% damage .. in next broadside you get again 30 hits and deal less damage The Ai are especially prone to this it seems as they can be sitting next to you shooting you for minutes and you hardly take any damage then they take out half your armor in one broadside (seems to be connected with their single shot mode but not sure) Ok .. examples .. besides plenty of strange instances where there should had been more damage done to me or less the best example i have is this : I was sailing wo/wo basic hullR Mercury with 6pd mediums in patrol zone to finish my last few points for the next reward.. so i attacked a trader snow (AI) .. done the usual chain then close in with double shot at point blank range .. only a plank could fit between my hull and the Tsnow's .. so i shot full broadside in locked random and all 10 shots penned (got 10 hull popup message on top whatever it's called) and i did only 20% damage to the Tsnow or less .. i was quite surprised thought maybe it's a white oak snow or something but then it fires at me and puts me into reload shock .. it's true i don't use Mercury much but that's a bit excessive damage.. so i became a bit more careful and in the end decided to board it and see what the heck it was made of .. turns out it was Bermuda crew space .. other ppl i've told this to shook their heads in disbelief Another instance is in Bensalem defensive port battle i was in my PB Ocean with nearly max thickness and hp ok fair enough it's a tanky ship but i was in the middle of 3 Spanish Oceans pretty much stopped rubbing our hulls against eachother .. for 5 minutes i was there shooting at them and they shooting at me .. i took ABSOLUTELY NO DAMAGE (check screenshots) so it was quite strange and unless they were shooting chain (which wouldn't had lasted that long) or grape at my hull can't be explained or at least doesn't make sense to me and those were no newbies all of them were quite experienced players so there must be something going in with the damage like i said. In the end after 5 mins it got "unstuck" and i started taking the normal damage again PS .. as the screenshots are quite messy from all the masts and sails pls pay attention on the radar/map too see the situation
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    Low FPS / Performance Issues

    if you still have issues after this i would highly recommend to split your disk , create a separate 50GB partition and install windows 7 there i'm confident you should be able to run it atleast as good if not better than my shitty GPU currently is.. Yours is supposed to be atleast 40-50% better than mine according to benchmarks
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    Low FPS / Performance Issues

    Don't worry about it i do it to all computers i service . Even desktops require this. Do hold your breath however coz as soon as you start a huge cloud of highly radioactive dust will come of it and you must not inhale it .. ok just kidding ofc about the radioactive part but you'll be surprise how much dust can come out
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    Damage inconsistency or RNG?

    seemed like quad shot to me from the damage it did to my double white merc .. i mean snow has the same amount of guns as the merc .. ok one more but it did 4x the damage i did to it does a bermuda cedar/crew space Tsnow have 4x the HP and/or thicnkess as the the double white+basic hull merc? doubt it ... it didn't had carronades i could clearly see guns and last time i checked the AI only uses mediums
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    Damage inconsistency or RNG?

    Yeah i know all this but i say again .. in the case of the AI Tsnow i shot double as well and done nothing even tho all 10 shots penned in it's right side armor sooo .. 1. I was point blank almost touching the Tsnow 2. I did not do any damage to its bow/stern 3. Tsnow was Cedar and i was double white oak In the case of the spanish ocean again i was keeping myself perfectly lined up and mine ship was exactly alongside and i mean perfectly lined up to the point that if something was in front of us both our bows would be either touching it or not .. ofc you can say that he was fir/fir .. that doesn't make sense in a port battle but let's go with it .. ok fair enough that explains how i did damage to him but WHY THE HECK didn't he do ANY damage to me for the 5 minutes that my HP seemed to be "locked" .. i have been in plenty of PBs and fought/used live/white oceans enough to know exactly how much damage to expect and i'm telling you i've taken far more damage in one broadside from 300m than what i took from those guys firing at me from 2m repeatedly.. sooo.. any other explanations?
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    Damage inconsistency or RNG?

    It was a PB , don't think anyone would "experiment" with 6pd armament on an ocean during PB and after this "skirmish" or "melee" however you wanna call it he was doing normal damage to me I would love to make a video but sadly i'm barely able to run the game as it is . Like i said this is not the first time
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    Damage inconsistency or RNG?

    yeah the carros maybe went over but his other 3 decks should had done damage to me .. a lot of damage from this range .. Plus i was doing A LOT of damage to him with every broadside he was losing 20% armor which is normal it was me who wasn't taking any damage that's why it's strange Second screenshot they attempted to save the guy by pushing me off but it's supposed to show that after this time i still have pretty much same HP like 2 minutes before even tho he had time to fire twice .. Also pls do take in account that already few minutes had passed before i even took the 1st screenshot so you can see that i was undamaged .. and even this damage that i had in the 1st one was damage that i suffered long before this situation
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    Low FPS / Performance Issues

    BTW if you wanna check what GPU is currently in use hold the windows icon on your keyboard then press R to bring up the run prompt and type in dxdiag then press Enter in the display tab you'll see the active GPU
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    Low FPS / Performance Issues

    Hi I have a much more shitty system (old intel I3 with 8GB of DDR3 and GT730) yet i'm able to run the game at 21 FPS currently The thing to do is make sure your laptop runs the game on the Nvidia GPU and not the intel one (which is embedded in the CPU) .. The way to do this is to right click on your desktop and go into Nvidia control panel (or find it in the start menu if you press the windows icon and then type nvidia) if you go in "Manage 3d settings" you'll see option to select graphics card (mine doesn't coz it's a PC and i've disabled intel in my Bios Edit : i see others have already attached the screenshot how to set the game to run to Nvidia GPU In the game itself put it on low then increase the water to medium (i've found that it has almost no effect on the FPS) What seems to kill the FPS is the Terrain , Trees AA and geometry If all else fails reduce the resolution from 1920x1080 to 1600x900 (this is what i've done coz otherwise i get 13-16FPS If you've owned the laptop for over a year with moderate use and take it to places where it can suck a lot of dust like your bed then you need to clean it with compressed air (especially if you feel it gets hotter than when you first bought it or the fan works too loud ) .. if you don't own an air compressor then go to your nearest gas station take the hose you usually inflate your tires with and thoroughly blow all the holes of the laptop starting from the underside not the Fan side (Don't worry about it it may seem harsh but i've done it to over 100 laptops i've repaired and they all work better and cooler after ) Don't use any of the canned air stuff it's bad
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    Open world UI feedback (2018)

    Could we please have the option to change the UI between "Legacy UI" and "New UI" ?
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    Open world UI feedback (2018)

    I also dislike the fact that you have to open many different windows which are all opaque and huge and obscure your view .. before you opened the "hold" and could see your ship status , the hold , your upgrades and repair/manage crew . Why change something from very easy and practical for something very slightly better-looking and impractical PLS don't take the Microsoft route
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    Open world UI feedback (2018)

    What i really dislike is the big and pointless , opaque "picture" of a ship when you click on a fleet in OW .. it blocks a quarter (on low res) of my screen and being opaque i can't see anything behind it .. i would much prefer the old one which was semi-transparent Like others have said FPS and online needs to be moved to the top as it were And to be honest i liked the old hold management tooltip much better .. altho the new one looks prettier the old one was far more practical and user-friendly The compas is ok .. i had an issue with the old one coz the compass itself was quite large but the ship model inside it was way to small and i couldn't accurately see my heading as the nose of the little ship was too far away from the compass edge (i have a problem seeing when things are parallel or not)
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    Wrong ships lost on OP change

    Yes i ended up with 0 ships I can't be 100% sure about the location of all my 20 ships but i only touched 3 outposts and i think i had some rapid response ships scattered around in other ops In any case just like the post by rufus said there is definetly a bug involved so just as a warning to everybody : WARNING : If you BUY a ship in a port that you DON'T have an outpost , DO NOT BUILD AN OUTPOST there . Make sure you SELECT the ship BEFORE building an outpost , otherwise you will LOSE THE SHIP THAT YOU JUST BOUGHT pls tell this to other players so they don't buy some gold ship and suddenly deside they need an outpost there only to lose the expensive ship
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    All Ships Gone !!

    Hi So i was swapping my outposts location on the list to have the important ones on top everything was going fine and when i finished the screen suddenly refreshes and all my ships have dissipated from everywhere ! Not a single ship in any of my outposts even the ones that i didn't touch I tried buying a basic cutter to see if it will show up and it did but nothing else did anywhere .. tried leaving port and entering again restarting game and PC but nothing helps .. all my ships are gone Has anyone encountered this before and how to fix it? PS : All the stuff in my warehouse is still there so it's not a matter of losing of ships coz of closing outpost (i've done it before many times) since all my materials/resources/repairs are still there and i had never left port
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    All Ships Gone !!

    Ok .. new test done You come in a port you DON"T have an outpost at, sell your crappy trader brig you just captrued, deside to check the docks for a new ship to buy and see this really really nice purple surprise for only 700k and decide to buy it .. now you decide you need an outpost at this port for whatever reason coz you want to TP somewhere else maybe urgently so you build the outpost without selecting the ship first BOOM you just lost your new ship just because you BUILT an outpost without selecting it.. WTF.. this doesn't make sense at all but this is what happens and i'm pretty sure it's a bug coz destruction of outpost was not involved in this only building
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    All Ships Gone !!

    and yeah i can understand losing my stuff if i close the port remotely while i'm miles away from it but when i'm sitting at the harbor why would i let anyone take away my ships? i don't get let's suppose you sail to a port you don't have an outpost at .. you sell your ship and buy another .. when you buy a ship it's NOT selected so you build an outpost before selecting the ship .. would that make your ship vanish? it shouldn't and it's no different from destroying and rebuilding an outpost while you're in that port coz it's not the act of destroying the outpost that makes the ships vanish it's the act of BUILDING the outpost in a port you already have ships at that makes them vanish for some reason and that's what makes me think it's a bug also ppl do that kind of stuff by accident in a hurry you can close the wrong outpost specially when they have similar names and the bar separating them is not that big.. shouldn't lose your ships if you haven't left the port i think also .. in this situation it would make sense to lose the stuff in the warehouse coz you've no longer have a building to store them at but ships? ships are not stored in a personal area .. it's a public dock and maybe you pay a fee to keep your ship docked but it's not a building why would you lose stuff when you BUILD an outpost instead of deleting it?
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    All Ships Gone !!

    no i don't expect to lose my stuff if i'm sitting at the port and don't leave it be it ships or resources and i'm pretty sure i did it post-wipe without losing anything a few times specially in the beginning with the lack of coal situation and then when they added coal in belize
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    All Ships Gone !!

    yeah i know that but i mean without leaving the port.. he left port AFTER rebuilding the outpost so between destroying and rebuilding the outpost he did not leave port it's just a matter of being in the port which is say in the 8th outpost slot .. closing it and oppening it in the 2nd slot which is empty i don't think that should make you lose your ships since you never left that port
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    All Ships Gone !!

    last time i did it i didn't lose anything.. so you're telling me they've changed that without telling us anything and i've just lost 20 ships some of which are irreplacable?
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    All Ships Gone !!

    WARNING TO ALL PLAYERS A clanmate just done some tests and there is a bug. Closing the outpost does not lose the ships but for some reason building the outpost again causes the ships to be lost Sometimes if you in port with your ships close outpost rebuild it you can still see all your ships however if you teleport out and back into that port even tho you've rebuilt the outpost before TPing out you will see the ships dissapear for some reason.. so sometimes the vanish just as you rebuilt the outpost and other times only when you rebuilt and TP out/back in
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    All Ships Gone !!

    not if you sit in that port done it already many many times.. you can close it and open it again still doesn't explain why all my stuff is still there except the ships
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    All Ships Gone !!

    i've done it.. quite like Mr. Sparrow there with the only difference that i don't even have the boat lol
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    Flipped over and sunk after being rammed

    Hi So i was attacking a fleet to get my slots open on the inger .. half way in the battle i get the Notes on Best Rudder Angles and then i'm rammed by a backwards sailing constitution which then throws me ship in the air few hundred meters and i land upside-down losing the notes and everything i had onboard I managed to snap a few screenshots while i was falling The ship was cab/sab very agile inger with no significant mods on it . But could i get compensation for the notes pls? I've already done the F11 bug report shortly after dying thanks
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    Sail Management IMPORTANT

    that exactly is what i'm asking for
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