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  1. Gregory Rainsborough

    [PvP EU] Spanish clan political situation

    If GB "warns" Spain to stop being naughty will you sue for peace?
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    [PvP EU] Spanish clan political situation

    "After the thrashing Spain received a few days ago, it has asked to be vassalised by the Dutch"
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    Treasure Hunt/Exploration Mission

    I'm not sure if anyone is familiar with the X Series but I wonder if it would be possible to apply one of the mission chains to Naval Action. I'm referring to the "Treasure Hunt" mission chain that you get once you've explored a certain amount of sectors*. I think it would be fairly easy to create and would force people to know locations by sight rather than teleporting from one port to another but would require a bit of imagination to write up the necessary wording for the quests. It could be done in a number of ways, via message to inbox or like the "last known fleet location". It could be done every quarter of a year, month, week or day depending on how long you made the chain. So an example. Mission 1 You receive a mail saying: "Captain, one of our agents received a letter from an anonymous source stating that they had learnt of the location of a rare ship that had become beached. The letter does not state exactly where he is but he has left breadcrumbs for those determined to find this potential treasure. The first step is to meet his agent at the solitary fort between two capitals." So you go to Fort Baai. Mission 2 You receive another mail saying: "We found the source's agent whose name was Captain Cotton. He wants to be paid 10 mill gold for information but during the course of the conversation you learn he lives on an island and that he master lives on an island to the west. We can either pay him for his master's location or try to find it ourselves so we can speak to him" So you got to La Bermeja Mission 3 Then you get another: "You finally find the anonymous source. He asks that you help him decorate his house and wants 5000 gold pieces and some famous 6 Parisian Furniture. Then he will reveal the location of the hidden ship" You bring it obviously Mission 4 "The master thanks you for his home improvements and gives you a map, remarkably similar to the one you already have. Unfortunately he has spilt some tea on the part south west of Bermuda. He says that it is around that area". Off you go to dock at the hidden island and dock up at Rum Cove and you receive a Hercules note, in this instance. First come first served and only one person can complete the chain. You could always make it specific to sights but for the sake of ease I used easy examples that could be found with the map and trader tool but you get the gist. Pros More people further out to sea, more potential content. Cons Lazy people who don't like traveling miss out. Oh noes. *A walkthrough of it in X3 https://roguey.co.uk/x3tc/help/spike/treasure1.php
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    Treasure Hunt/Exploration Mission

    See, no-one dislikes the idea at least
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    [PvP EU] Spanish clan political situation

    It was because they were screening for the Russians and Spanish down at Belize that GB went up to the Bahamas (back when the Russian zerg took Turneffe). We then started raiding their coast and the Prussians were kind enough to nick a port on their coast which started a domino effect of raiding. Soon everyone had a port on their coast. Hell GB would still have ports there if it wasn't for the deal we made with them a few weeks ago.
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    [PvP EU] Spanish clan political situation

    You forget it's because of their alliance with Spain they got invaded in the first place.
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    [PvP EU] Spanish clan political situation

    I'll looking forward to having some good fights up there, now that our American friends are there
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    [PvP EU] Spanish clan political situation

    Hey that's exactly the attitude that got GB into a war with Spain! They need every port between New Orleans and Ays. Or at least that's what they said when we had the southern alliance round table.
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    [PvP EU] Spanish clan political situation

    Has the USA decided to stop being Spain's bitch then?
  10. Gregory Rainsborough

    Pimp my Crown and Anchor

    I like the game I wish I could just bet more. I should be able to risk millions of gold!
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    Treasure Hunt/Exploration Mission

    @Headless Parrot I love the idea of a reward, the Santa, for visiting every port on the map or something like that. That would be good fun and give me a reason to go everywhere!
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    Treasure Hunt/Exploration Mission

    Aye, it'd be difficult and wouldn't be for everyone but who cares!
  13. Gregory Rainsborough

    Mighty Mo thanks you all

    We need to come up with a rota so I know when we're on #teammo and when we're on #teamkillmo
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    Morale Regeneration

    In his defence, Pit did start it.
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    Determined Defender Magic Perk

    I have to get people on Nation to work out percentages so I know when I can board them. That's boring not fun. It should at least say how many I need when I get the yellow boarding thingy or at least easy to guess, like 10%.
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    Mighty Mo thanks you all

    I think they thought he was doing it to be mean which wasn't the case. Eh it's not all new players, just new players from other clans. I don't see why I should spend so much time and effort to do someone else's job and I think most long term players think like this.
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    Mighty Mo thanks you all

    It is nice to see a new player streaming I must admit. Same mistakes we all made have been made! The one mistake I made was not streaming it
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    The Death of a Nation

    That's kind of what happens when you use exploits to avoid screeners as there's no point in bothering to fight.
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    The Death of a Nation

    It could easily be said that you were a huge cause of that drop. So....
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    The Death of a Nation

    The Russians decimated our Belize playerbase. Zero sympathy.
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    RvR Diplomacy

    General suggestion A lot of folks like diplomacy and others do not. It seems that a game like this should have some method that allows nations to formally become allies. I'm not sure how it worked in the past as I'm aware there was a diplomacy system but I propose a different way of carrying out diplomacy which could be done by distribution votes by port ownership. @Ink has said that ports belong to clans (as decided in Grundgemunkey tribunal case) and not the nation so it seems sensible that clans should be able to steer diplomacy via the game mechanics, rather the hodgepodge mess that exists now. Every week (when VMs are distributed) clans that control ports could cast a vote on the stance of their nation towards other nations. It could be set up using the Alternative Vote (AV) system rather than First Past The Post (FPTP). Different alignments War (Attack* tag all vessels) Neutral (Attack just warships (not traders)) Allies (Treated as though you were the same nation) *Attack meaning tag How it would work Each clan would get one vote per port, so a clan with 5 ports gets 5 votes and a clan with 1 gets 1 and a clan with 0 gets 0. Votes are distributed by the diplomats or clan leader and the switch, if any, happens at the end of the week. There should also be a tally which can be published in the same way Conquest Information is which shows the distribution of votes for each clan. Example A Let's say Clan A gets 7 votes and Clan B gets 3 votes. X is home nation and Y is opponent nation. Clan A's (7 votes) first choice (FC) is war with Y so puts his 7 votes on war and does not use his second choice (SC). Clan B (3 votes) wants to be allies with Y and puts his FC as Allies and their SC as neutral. War (7 FC votes) Neutral (3 SC votes) Allies (3 FC votes) X stays* at war with Y. *It should always be assumed in a case of a tie that there is war and all nations start at default at war. Example B Clan A (7 votes) still wants war with Y but is willing to go along with what the majority of his nation decides. A FC is war and SC is neutral. Clan B (3 votes) still wants to be allies with Y and votes the same as he did previously. FC is allies, SC is neutral. War (7 FC votes) Neutral (10 SC votes) Allies (3 FC votes) X is neutral with Y. Pros Creates meaningful RvR that allows any size clan to have their say, forces clans to talk to each other because if they don't they may not be able to do what they like without switching nations. People who differ so much from the attitudes of the rest of the nation can always buy the DLC and bugger off. More money for devs More content - We all know we like to go to capitals and with the upcoming changes that exclude the battle remaining open for other nations it'll increase the amount of traffic from some nations to others. So let's say the Dutch and French become allies, they're safe from each other which will increase trade between them by traders but it also gives raiders the opportunity to sink them. The most profitable routes that I know of either all start or end in enemy waters. Incentivise all clans to get involved in RvR and provide some semblance of national unity (particularly across timezones). Incentivise control of ports. There's currently no benefit to controlling the majority of ports, a vote is valuable. Cons There is a danger that the clans could create a permanent peace in theory BUT within this system it also allowed enemy nations to dictate the policies of other nations by interfering with who owns the port. I mean in theory one nation could conquer the map but it's unlikely lets face it. Restricts the raiding opportunities of raiders. Nations can dictate to other clans. To solve this you could always exclude clanless people from these RvR agreements (which could in turn mean that people en masse become clanless so you'd have to put restrictions in in turn so they couldn't hop in and out constantly). The return of mass alliances is always a worry but as with Russia, a counter will probably arise at some point.
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    RvR Diplomacy

    Okay so a lot of people want to basically be free from national restraints like diplomacy. This could be a great opportunity to expand on that like @Christendom and some others want and provide the balance between those of us who want to play as a nation and others, who feel differently and want to play as clans. It's a balance between the two. It's an ideal opportunity and reason to overhaul the pirates and create something unique about them. They're essentially pointless at this point and provide nothing meaningful. Why not leave the system as it is now and apply the suggested system to every nation except the pirates? That way pirates could make alliances as they are currently. That way you get your clan alliances and everyone else gets the national approach. You could always develop the clan alliance system for the pirates so they could ally with particular clans and hell bring back outlaw mechanics back and remove their safezone. You could always triple the amount of income pirates get from ports or something or make them pay little for timers or something. Providing an mechanism to switch to pirate as well that's not in the Forged Papers DLC, attacking your own nation makes you a pirate (as in the past) or attack a British AI or something....
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    RvR Diplomacy

    Why not exclude pirates from voting at all? Then those who don't want to RP in a Nation can be a pirate and be at war with everyone.
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    Naval Action Meme collection

    He was going around calling people retards. We've not been anywhere near as cruel. He's not being griefed, we're chatting about it on the forums which he doesn't use. So really it's sniggering behind his back rather than being mean towards him.
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    Naval Action Meme collection

    Lol!
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