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If the bigger traders need to gain XP, it should be possible by sailing as well as by combat. They're traders after all, why force them to fight? Will be PvE mostly, anyways. Additionally, if XP has to be earned it should be possible to unlock all five slots.
Simply put, will there be a warship variant of the Indiaman? The cutter, Lynx, brig, and snow all have their trader and warship variants, the Le Gros Ventre has certain parallels with Renomee and Belle Poule - similar lines to both, its blueprint drops from both, and it has the same crew size and battle rating as Renomee. There certainly were Indiamen converted into man-o-wars - HMS Calcutta, which was slated for work as a cruising ship and convoy escort, ended up fighting as a ship of the line on both sides of the Napoleonic Wars, is a good example. An armed Indiaman - for instance with an extra deck of 24-pounders below the existing 18-pounder deck, with similar crew size and BR to the existing trader Indiaman, could serve as a 50-gun 'junior' ship of the line, plugging some of the gap between the frigate and ship of the line style of gameplay, and also serve an analogue for the various historical 50-gun two-deckers not currently slated to appear in-game. I haven't seen anything suggesting or confirming an armed Indiaman, but I think there's an opportunity to add a worthwhile ship to the game. What do people think? Does a converted Indiaman sound like a ship they'd like to sail, or even just to see in game as an option or an enemy? Has anyone heard anything about an Indiaman warship, or some other fourth-rate warship that would make one redundant?