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Henry d'Esterre Darby

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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    UI Personalization

    I'd love to be able to drag everything around as well.
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    (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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Rare books DLC

    The Legends model has failed twice for this game. I suspect it's DOA.
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    Key to sucsess

    Will there be some server run clan for this (I'll reference Eve with its various server-run corporations - some of which have very lively communities in them) or is the expectation that the player might be able/capable of forming their own clan to fulfill this requirement? I can immediately see where there will be some player pushback or despair at finding a decent clan - also a chance for nefarious players to potentially exploit newbies by leveraging this requirement.
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    La Requin nerf needed

    Even if not, it is the standard practice from what I've seen to balance as needed. Should the balance go too far (I'm thinking about the Super Pershing incident with Wargaming here), the company should consider offering a refund or exchange to those that are interested. In the case of Wargaming, that refund was in the shape of in-game gold with which the player could buy another premium item or items. The refund doesn't necessarily have to be cash money. Be aware I'm a player moderator and my comments in this thread in no way represent Naval Action's developers. They're just my personal thoughts on the matter. It was given to all players of the game to play with. Everyone that logged in a certain weekend received one. Now, the argument can certainly be made that maybe that period wasn't long enough or wasn't treated seriously as a "let's break it" test by those that sailed the ship, but everyone had the opportunity to give input.
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    La Requin nerf needed

    There is a long history of balancing premium ships (tanks, airplanes, etc) by the Wargaming franchise. Either through scarcity, or through actual changes in the product itself to make it more fair. I know the developers are looking at this, I know they didn't do it on purpose to "sell ships" (shame on you sir), and it was the community that allowed it to be the way it is when they failed to raise these issues during testing. Put away the rage, torches, and pitchrforks and provide actual data, and realistic suggestions to help these two ships fit properly into the game world (thank you to those in this thread that are doing this already).
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    La Requin nerf needed

    A specialized title for your name might be fun and mimic history to some degree - Order of the Bath, Baron,, Lord, etc. That said, that's a whole different thread. Back to La Requin.
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    Belize, a trap in OW, but not in battle

    Let's address the suggestion, not in game politics or who did what. Back on topic please.
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    Bermuda Map

    No reason to be sorry. Mapping at the time was an art as much as a science. Perfectly and accurately mapping a landmass took a lot of effort and was often restricted to very small areas, such as harbors - there just wasn't a reason to map an entire coastline. Looking at maps from the period, you can see a huge variation in how the different islands and even Florida were depicted, with all manner of mistakes and problems. The NA map isn't meant to be a perfect representation of the NA world - it's meant to have all the charms and mistakes that would have been prevalent in a map at that time.
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    Bermuda Map

    I'll bet there's no sea monster either! Literally unplayable! 🤣
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    National Traits

    The issue is that no matter how well it might be attempted to be balanced, having nation specific anything can quickly (and inadvertently) create a "this nation/ship/skill combo is the fad of the minute". Then as a Developer, you spend all of your time chasing the latest OP FOTM and constantly getting bad blood with players for nerfs to their favorite combo, as well as bad blood from those that have underpowered combos. It's just not worth it IMO.
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    National Traits

    Let's not. Real world political speech has no place on these forums - you have plenty of other places on the internet to do that. Thank you!
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    In-game chat banned - explanations request

    Taking a thread massively off topic is also against the forum rules. Let's get back to the purpose of this thread. Off topic banter has been hidden.
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    super slow ship

    Did you F11 it?
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    I was wrong, sorry

    Think this has run its course. Locking per request.
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    Caribbean Invasion News

    Cleaned up - let's keep it on topic for the game please.