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Henry d'Esterre Darby

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  1. Ping is not part of feedback here. Let’s get back on the topic of patch feedback please.
  2. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Battlesail fighting

    Personally, I'd rather greatly increase the chance of losing a mast on sail damage (can add a multiplier to any ball or chain that impacts sails/masts), and have a significant chance of a fire when firing your guns when you're not in battlesails. Full sails during a battle should be a gambit last ditch effort to escape, not a normal state of affairs.
  3. Are your instructions written down or posted anywhere? Would you consider writing them up and posting them as a tutorial, that would be very beneficial for both new and old players alike.
  4. The rule is not to respond to people questioning why you moderated something or criticizing your moderating - 9 out of 10 times it's counterproductive. Complaints may always be made and will always be investigated. Either you'd like me to look into this, or you don't, in which case the matter will be closed. It's up to you.
  5. My box was full, please try again. As to PMs regarding moderation, those are never responded to per instructions from GameLabs. As a moderator that is often called upon for more difficult issues, I don't ignore anyone on the forums. Please stop such speculation, it doesn't help anything.
  6. You want want me to link you to threads with edited post that have no "edited" tag? Explain the logic in that!

  7. All moderator actions are reviewed by Game Labs and by other moderators. You should be thankful you still have posting abilities after the mess you put into a feedback thread. You may message me with one or more particular threads you claim were edited to back up your claims.
  8. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Storm weather in port battles?

    Exactly this. Invasions took days or weeks to plan, then to gather forces, days or months in travel time, and finally, days or more of sailing to get there and land, and there was very little weather predictions other than the barometer. Also reference the Spanish invasion fleet that was destroyed by weather in 1588. If weather moved in while you were attempting the invasion, so be it - you had to deal with it. I'm all for weather to affect PBs. It was an unavoidable fact of life at the time.
  9. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    UI Personalization

    I'd love to be able to drag everything around as well.
  10. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    (DEV REQUIRED) I need help with my dead clan/guild

    I'd recommend a 30 day period after release to allow existing, established clans to recreate them, then remove any that are still inactive after that timeframe to open them up to new management. You shouldn't have to rush to reclaim a Clan you were actively using before the wipe. This is the nature of online gaming. Other people have ideas as well and their gameplay will conflict with yours sometimes. I've had well established groups lose their names to others before on game release or when they're late to the party - it happens.
  11. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Another game is stealing your game play

    This is extremely common with these little fly-by-night mobile and browser game scams. We'll make sure it's pointed out to Game Labs. Thanks!
  12. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Hugging exploit

    Ships of the line engaging smaller ships was scrubbish only during a major fleet action where there were other ships of the line to shoot at, and I'll note that those smaller ships also did not fire on the SOLs during that action. If the smaller ship became a nuisance to the larger one, you can bet your hat the SOL would engage it. Similarly if a 74 was cruising against the enemy, it would engage any enemy ship it can bring to action. There are numerous battle accounts where this was so. Bear in mind that many of the 74s, in heavier winds or seas, were capable of running down frigates and engaging them, and they did so whenever possible.
  13. Henry d'Esterre Darby


    This game is in testing and from time to time progress will be wiped. The only thing that is "safe" is your combat experience, which you still have in the form of a redeemable. There is also a redeemable for your crafting XP to date. It's not hard to get back on your feet by running a mission or two, but if you do not want your assets to be wiped you may want to wait until the game releases.
  14. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Please Dredge Kingston/Port Royal Channel

    Here is the harbor chart. Looks like it's not possible to dredge that out. Harbors are often protected and not a straight in and out affair, this is what makes them good harbors in the first place.
  15. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Insulting from Sayid

    All chat violations are to be reported by right clicking the offending text and hitting the "report" button. Tribunal is not a valid place for this. Reports are aggregated and chat bans are issued when enough people report someone. Thank you.