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  1. Greysteak

    Tutorial feedback 2

    re-posting this here so that it's in the right place:
  2. The endurance exam and the final were pleasantly difficult. Got caught unprepared in the endurance exam. That was great. I don't think they should be easy. I think the tutorials got most of the important stuff. The only thing I'd add would be an exercise to use both the rudder and yards at the same time. I noticed that the chain usage in the third tutorial is not consistent with the new chain rules. That was the only thing I thought needed fixing. Afraid to try the rewards, but I will.
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    Neutral Port Auction + Port Selling & Trading + Lord Protectors

    As far port trading goes, in my imagination, it's like this: There are two options. One option is simple and cheap but only allows transfer to another clan in the same nation, the other is expensive and risky but allows you to trade a deed for the port like any other item in the game. Option one: Any captain can craft a Letter of Resignation, available for a few combat marks in the Admiralty store. Only a clan creator or diplomat can use it though, if anyone else tries it doesn't work but they can trade or sell it. Once used, the Admiralty presents a list of clan ports from which to choose from. If there is no clan port, the Letter is useless and is lost. Then it asks what clan is suggested to take over administration of said port, only clans in the same nation are acceptable. Then it says ok, in one to three days you will be relieved of your duties at said port. All officers of selected clan receive an email from the local Governor saying that if they travel to the port and accept the duty, their clan will receive the port. If any officer of the selected clan goes to the port and presses the accept button, it's done. If no one accepts after 2 maintenance cycles, the officer's of a random clan active on the day the Letter was used is given the same option and a new random clan is chosen every hour. First to go the the port and accept gets it. If none accept after 3 cycles, the port is abandoned and becomes neutral. Option two: Any captain can craft a Petition for Sale, available for, like, 40-50 victory marks at the Admiralty store but only in the Nation's capitol or starting port. Again, only a clan diplomat or creator can use it. The item description should say that it must be transported to and used in the port meant for sale. Once the captain has transported it safely to the correct port it can be used. If used at a port that the captain's clan does not own, the Petition is lost. Upon correct use, assuming an open warehouse slot, a Deed for Port So and So is created. This can be traded to any other captain and can be used by any clan officer of any nation to immediately claim the port. But it can only be used in that same port. In other words, the buyer will also have to travel to that port to use (and probably buy) the Deed, in a smuggler flagged trader if necessary. Too much detail? I know... PS: oh, and sell the Letters and Petitions as dlcs as well, why not?
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    Ports in Control of Alts

    I like this idea of ports being an item that can be traded.
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    Bring back names in OW!

    I think it'd be great to see more realism in this aspect. Make it based on range in the OW. On the horizon, all you should know is that there is a ship, not even if it's friend or foe. A little closer, ok then, you can see the nationality and the rate. A little closer and the type of becomes clear. And get very close to id the captain and be able to PM (say, well inside the attack circle).
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    Clean out dead clans

    @Banished Privateer: Creator doesn't necessarily mean leader though.
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    Clean out dead clans

    Perhaps any active officers could be give the option to take control after the 3 months? I'd hate to see an active clan loose everything just because the creator is on leave or something.
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    Automated Rules Enforcement

    @AeRoTR Well, assuming someone filed a tribunal report, Ink, or whoever is judging, would have all the relevant evidence at his fingertips without having to rely on unreliable players to collect it for themselves. Then he would be able to decide more confidently without spending as much time and effort.
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    Automated Rules Enforcement

    @Slim McSauce No Slim. That's not what I meant. The cases should still be decided as they are now, by a human being. The gathering of evidence is what can be automated.
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    Automated Rules Enforcement

    @Percival Merewether Of course accidents should not be punished and I don't mean to support any kind of automated judgement. But, in addition to your combat log, a copy of the chat logs could be sent to the appropriate holding spot on the server in battles where significant green on green damage occurs. Then a robot process could try to match players in those logs with new posts in the tribunal. If there's no matches purge the data after let's say, an hour. If there's a match, forward the data to the Judge. In addition, though it would require many more resources, a cop server could be set up to record, in "instant-replay" fashion, the last minute or so of everyone's outgoing data feed in battle. A significant green on green triggers longer recordings of those involved and saves them for an hour or so before automatically purging. If the robot process matches as above, it also gets sent to the Judge. Anything that makes it easier for the devs to deal with this stuff reliably will pay dividends down the road.
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    Automated Rules Enforcement

    I've never before had the desire to record videos of my gaming, so it wasn't set up. I like to run my machine as lean as possible. But it is set now and I'm sorry I didn't take that advice, previously seen, more seriously. As for the F11, i was unsure at the time if that was the right way to report the incident but I suppose it would have provided a useful data point for the Judge. Oh well.
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    Automated Rules Enforcement

    If you're not already doing so, and since rule violations such as green on green can be so detrimental to keeping up a good player base, I like to suggest that it is worthwhile to spend and prioritize considerable resources and time to develop ways to automatically collect evidence whenever green on green damage occurs. Relying on players who may not be expecting to be assaulted by their own nation's players to collect sufficient evidence cannot be, in my opinion, effective. As a recent victim I can tell you I was definitely not expecting a green player to show up ranting and raving about his dislike of farmers and then proceeding to fire on me. So in proceeding to open a case in the tribunal i may have unintentionally broken the rules myself by not providing sufficient evidence. I don't know if this is true or not as I haven't heard official word on the matter. But if it is true, in my opinion, it would represent a significant discouragement to report these cases at all, for myself and others. Now I am prepared to collect evidence, but how likely is it that it will happen again to me? What about the next unprepared victim? If I understand correctly the battles are all server side. If that's true, combined with chat logs, enough evidence to easily judge most green on green cases should exist there, but it needs to be collected and saved for examination should a case be filed.
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    green player doesn't like farmers

    Moderators, I am done with Notz and his clan, ARMED. I have nothing further to add. I believe this thread can be closed.
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    green player doesn't like farmers

    If that's going to be your reply to all this then I'll just be satisfied with my own assessment of you @Notz. The officers of your clan should be ashamed to have you as a member.
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    green player doesn't like farmers

    That would be a nice feature @Archaos. I agree it can be annoying to find something unexpected. That fact does not forgive green on green.