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Jean de la Rochelle

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  1. Jean de la Rochelle

    La Requin - how to fix a broken ship

    Hush, you're unsettling the clique in the corner. 😉
  2. Jean de la Rochelle

    Gallant Points

    I don't like the way this forum resorts to irony, sarcasm and cynicism because of those DLC ships. I didn't whine or quit when I was ganked and seal-clubbed as a new player by all you 4000+ hour players. And my Bellona still costs me a lot of resources and labor hours.
  3. Jean de la Rochelle

    Gallant Points

    How about to re-introduce trading missions and/or reward actions in trading with trading marks as we already find a place for them in the Captain's Chest? Those can be traded for extra LH or other rewards. No grinding AI for those who want to focus on crafting and trading.
  4. Jean de la Rochelle

    Little things you'd like to see

    Hethwill just posted a link to Diderot & d'Alembert's encyclopedia and I found this nice little image of a Dutch fishing boat called 'Caque' (in French): I would love to have something like this included in NA, it would have no cannons and be very slow but raises the possibility for fishing drops (including of course Sealed Bottle) by 30% or so.
  5. Jean de la Rochelle

    PvP marks and the seals

    +1 I think the game is in a much better state than it was a year ago when everybody was calling out to punish new players into PVP by all means. Now that we have returned to a game that gives out more rewards and allows and accommodates a greater variety of play-styles there's a lot more interesting things happening.
  6. Jean de la Rochelle

    Rare books DLC

    Which is a pity, I really liked NAL for being able to train PVP skills. It would be great if it could be integrated into NA somehow (never give up). It was the best for beginners like me to really get a lot of good, cheap, easy, fun PVP experience.
  7. Jean de la Rochelle

    Enable Full Pay to Win

    What do you mean? Did the DLCs ruin the game for you for good?
  8. Jean de la Rochelle

    How to stern rake consistently?

    So you want to put your aim at the front of the ship rather than at the stern to make the grape pass through the entire ship. In your 200crew rake the aim is at locked and in the 400 crew it is at unlocked. What's the difference between locked and unlocked?
  9. Jean de la Rochelle

    Enable Full Pay to Win

    Oh ok, didn't notice, not buying any new games since playing NA ... 🙄😉
  10. Jean de la Rochelle

    Enable Full Pay to Win

    I don't quite agree. Why does it have to be such a radical proposition when a good mixture can be beneficial to a broader range of players? Since the release of the DLCs player numbers have finally been going up again. Not an enormous leap, admittedly, but the average number of people online on a Saturday night climbed from 400 - 500 to 500 - 600 again: https://steamcharts.com/app/311310 I can only surmise that a certain number of people welcome these DLCs. Before the DLCs the shallow water patrol zone around Shroud Cay was dominated mostly by clans in their Rattlesnake Heavy. For the average casual player this was a ship that was unpractical to muster because you need to craft it and have a port to stock it to replace losses, etc. Shop ships were not an option anymore because some clever businessmen made sure they went at unreasonable prices. If you were a casual you were left with nothing. Call it an intrusion of RVR into PVP patrol because if you are in a clan that does RVR you have the advantage of resources over a single player. The DLCs balanced that and pose a nice option for non-RVR players to participate in the PVP patrol. I can get my 10 PVP marks by using my two Hercules even if you just sail them into the zone to sink them, allowing me to buy larger ships if I wish so. I can sink those larger ships bought with my PVP marks in a non-shallow patrol zone, get more marks, etc. all without having to craft or amass resources. That makes more people participate in these events and therefore creates more PVP and pushes back the dominance of RVR clans in patrol zones. So far these DLCs have only created greater inclusion. That sounds like you just want to smash the entire game instead of working on how to balance it out.
  11. Jean de la Rochelle

    How to stern rake consistently?

    omg, 400 crew in rake? Ouch. ☠️ Liq, in your rakes you aim the cursor either perfectly at the level of the horizon (200 crew) or lower (400 crew). So it seems to be somewhere in between distance, timing and angle, whereas timing in the pass is important for the individual cannons to have the right angle. That makes sense. I always tried to aim slightly higher, I'll try that. I didn't know that. If my sailing crew is full I turn faster?
  12. Jean de la Rochelle

    How to stern rake consistently?

    Against a player. It seems like my hits vary a lot even though I have identical positions. Is there an optimal distance? Do I need to be higher or lower? In the tutorial it said not to angle too much so I try to keep it as flat as possible, is there a visual cue? Like aiming at the horizon or so?
  13. Jean de la Rochelle

    How to stern rake consistently?

    When I stern rake sometimes I get really high numbers of crew and when I do the same I don't hit any crew at all. I have been playing around with distance (100m, 250m, locked) and finding a good angle. But it seems like I can't grape well consistently. What are the influencing factors on proper stern raking and how can I keep a consistent streak?
  14. Jean de la Rochelle

    Stop using mm/dd/yyyy

    This thread is a reason to love this forum ... I am pretty sure that NA will succeed with this care for detail. 😂
  15. Jean de la Rochelle

    Flags Flags Flags

    Flag of the Bretagne home to countless sailors, privateers and commanders for centuries: