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    Games similar to Naval Action

    Hello, As with many of you I look forward to get my hands on Naval Action when it's available. Until then I'd like some suggestions what I can spend my time with in the mean time. Games that are similar and/or possesses a similar events and experiences that we expect to be featured in Naval Action that is. I've recently played a couple that would qualify. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Great looking graphics, and with the sailing as a primary part of the gaming experience it is very satisfactory. Of course the game compromises on realism, but perhaps with good reason. Some would say the arcade like controls and mechanics is there because it has to be dumbed down to suit the masses. Many other compromises are perhaps natural, like being able to sail into the wind would present an awkward playing experience when the skill of mastering a ship and sailing is not the focus, and shouldn't be. I'm also pretty sure the captains wouldn't normally demean themselves to having the responsibility of the helm, even pirate captains, but the game obviously have to put the main character in focus, and ease the transitions between land and sea game play to not appear strange for the average consumer. The controls and game mechanics are at least far superior to the counter part of the unnatural affixed sailing part of AC III (the whole notion of playing a native American that suddenly gets a ship and is supposed to be engaged in naval warefare on a serious level while also being the apparent savior of the entire independence war) that just was plain painful to endure. Age of Pirates 2 After a painful prologue I finally got to try out some naval warefare, which was a bit of a disappointment, probably due to the out dated graphics (even by 2009's standards), awkward game controls and poor animations. RPGs not being my favorite game genre didn't help. PotBS The obvious title of the genre. I would definitely rate as superior to AoP2, but it was a while ago since I played it last, but I recall the battles to be quite well done for the circumstances of which the whole game was developed on. I've still to try out Pirates Of The Caribbean, where there is some kind of mod supposedly that would feature a good deal. So any more suggestions? Preferably newer games or good scaling graphics, as the older games, esp. in this type of game, ruin the immersion.
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    GIF Post

    That's the gif that sold me on this game. Absolutely marvelous. I can't wait to put my hands on this game. Only caveat I can see is the obvious petrified sails, but I'm sure that is going to be remedied before no time. But feel free to keep the gifs flowing!
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    Oculus Rift

    Would be pretty incredible, the ultimate game experience, weather you get nauseated or not. Though I'm sure the technology will mature if it's the case.
  4. Not sure if this a thread for suggestions for ships, but I'd like to see the Vasa in the game. It would, in my opinion, be an epic example of 17th century war ships (naturally a slightly re-engineered version that won't capsize in the first gust of wind).
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    Damage Model

    What should be the penalty of having your ship sunk? Obviously this would depend on the type of game it will be (which I understand is a bit undecided as of yet). In my opinion you should not be able to lose your ship. There should however be a penalty in the lines of a repair cost (for the time and material spent at the ship yard), and you should obviously respawn at the dock. In regards to the damage model I'd say the component model is the best and most realistic way. Losing your main mast should obviously not sink your ship but merely cripple it. Hitting certain points (like the galley or powder stores) could trigger a fire or even an explosion if (un)lucky.
  6. I'd say the large ship yard should be run by NPCs. The focus at least for now should be the sailing, and adding the economic part of administrating your own port and stuff would probably take focus from this primary part of the game. It is definitely something for the future when the game has some solid ground to stand on, to expand to new territory with colonial opportunities.
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    Little things you'd like to see

    I'd like to see an appropriate ship's compliment of the staff, depending on the type and size of the vessel, visible on deck. I'm sure it's be said, but an authentic signaling system with flags and lanterns would also be great, at least in the future, not perhaps the most important thing.
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    Arcade or Simulation, the poll

    This is the best option that is the most realistic. Ideally you'd have the best of both; a slider in the options. But I can't see that as realistic in terms of developing time (though I hope I might be wrong here), as it would probably be essentially two games.
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    Focus testing

    Hello, I was absolutely amazed by what I saw depicted of this game. It's simply great! I'm a big fan of the era, and have played many historical games through my history of gaming, as well as a genuine interest in history in general. I hail from Sweden. I'd be happy to participate in testing. Hopefully my previous experience of testing games under development, and game development in general, will come in handy. My computer: Intel i5 2500K @ 4.2GHz 16 GB RAM Windows 7 pro 64bit GTX 580 (Dx 11)
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