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  1. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Retag griefing

    A loaded trader is going nowhere fast in this game, unless they fixed the massive speed drop from being loaded? A trader sailing at 8 or 9 knots is not going to get away from a 14 or 15 knot raider. I haven't hunted traders since I've been back or bothered to use one myself as I have plenty of raw materials stockpiled.
  2. You don't get too many pvp marks when your in a group of 7 or 8 and mostly just seal clubbing.
  3. I agree, may as well just go to boarding screen and stop wasting time. While I'm pretty good at boarding, I actually like ship combat and consider boarding in this game to be too cheesy to subject myself or my opponent to. If I wanted to play chess, I'd go play chess. This new change took even more action out of naval action.
  4. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Bring boarding to a new level

    I voted no as well, until the cheese factor is removed from boarding, any continuation of the current system is merely beating a dead horse. Boarding needs to become avatar combat with allied npc crew members. That's the only way boarding can ever become semi realistic and enjoyable in this game. I suppose a 3rd person tactical screen would work where you can control your officers, crew, guns etc. you also need to be able to reload and fire your gundecks during boarding. It should be incredibly dangerous for a smaller ship to even think about boarding a larger one.
  5. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Retag griefing

    It is a little different. Traders aren't goijng to escape a raider. It's also not going to take 4, 5, 6, or even 10 hours to conclude that sort of action with no way to effectively break off action. Since the developers have elected to not weigh in to this discussion, from now on, I am going to return the favor to any Dane I see. I'll make sure I have plenty of time to keep them tagged and unable to break off the action for as long as possible. I bet I can get it to over 12 hours if I put a little effort into it.
  6. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Retag griefing

    The issue is they can retag an unlimited amount of time. Once out of the protection zones, there needs to be a way to break off chain tagging. In the protection zones, sure tag as much as you want. If the raider stays in the capital area, all bets are off, once outside, however, there needs to be a way to break the chain tagging cycle. I had another brainstorm: make it so that you can't target (no white circle) another player after dark so that grief parties have to work in their line of sight, not being able to see a targeted player miles and miles away. This would allow the person being griefed the opportunity to slip past griefers and break off the action.
  7. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Retag griefing

    No player of any game has the right to use game mechanics to force someone to stay in game. This game has poorly concieved mechanics that allow other players to do just that. No successful populated mmo allows blatant griefing of other players as much as this one does. Maybe that's why there are only 400 to 500 max online at peak times, when games that are far more hardcore than this one have tens of thousands playing at all hours.
  8. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Additional Buffs to Battle Sails

    Reload would make sense as at battle sails you need less crew aloft and can add more to gun crews
  9. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Additional Buffs to Battle Sails

    The only reason I don't use battle sails much is rage boarding. You need to keep your speed up to keep from being boarded. Now that they are changing boarding to be able to happen if someone sneezes, I'm pretty sure combat will soon devolve to whoever has the best boarding mods.
  10. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Desperat need of ships in the US

    Seems to me those cute little cutters were competitive vs pay to win ships that happen to be no risk to lose either, as you get a free one every 24 hours.....
  11. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Desperat need of ships in the US

    In the patrol zone you get credit for damage done. That yields pvp marks.
  12. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Retag griefing

    The last time it happened to me, prior to last night, it was Aloha that did it, trying to punish me, Draconis and notz for leaving. That was about a month before I took an 8 month hiatus, so about 9 months ago. Id say that your suggestion has merit and could be a good place to start. Also removing f11 could solve the rest of the equation.
  13. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Retag griefing

    Then suggest something that will prevent chain tagging without rewarding the jackasses that engage in that sort of activity. We've already established that surrendering to them encourages more bad behavior on their part. Their target should not be penalized to break the cycle. I've never been accused of being a nice person, in fact I'm abrasive and short tempered and very intolerant. That said, I've never griefed anyone or acted dishonorably toward another player until they have shown themselves to be disreputable. That said, if you agree that there is a problem, how would you suggest it to be fixed? I grant that it Ian a rather big problem and difficult to find a fix for. This thread is to explore options, so that the developers can fix a bad mechanic and make the game more enjoyable for all. Whether you like me or I dislike you is immaterial. The motivations you guys had or I had last night are also immaterial. The fact is, it happened, it happens daily and it shouldnt. As players, and testers, it's our responsibility to help make this a better game for everyone, not just ourselves.
  14. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Retag griefing

    It's pretty clear that you want to continue being assholes. I can work with that. I'll be happy to keep ypu in battle for 5 to 10 hours next time I run into you, and see how much you like it then.
  15. Sir Malachy Karrde

    Retag griefing

    Your solution is not a solution at all and merely encourages bad behavior. I [politely disagree with] your so called solution. Come up with a better one. I want mechanics changes not more encouragement for people to be assholes
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