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  1. [HAVOC] is recruiting [HAVOC] is a clan which focuses on PvP and RvR in the dutch nation. Message rediii ingame if you are interested in the challenge to make the dutch nation great again. Language = English Requirements: Teamspeak necessary don't be a asshole willing to learn a lot play in a team No need to write more. Since I'm away on friday and saturday recruitment will start on 01.04.2018 (no joke). Old post: ____ Hey! I decided to give my best and let a current underdog nation stand up from it’s current form and get shit done again. (hint: not sweden) A new clan will be created, a new system used. Crafters are needed, ships are needed, Officers to pass knowledge of pvp and captains are needed. A plan is in the works with all of it’s infrastructure to organise the clan and, if the nation lacks a system, to organise the nation. A new power will rise up. Are you up for the challenge? What is needed? Everyone! Target is to have a constant group of 10 guys doing rvr and pvp activities A lot of ships will be lost. A lot of ressources burned trough. A lot of pvp will be going on. You are a rvr/pvp player, a trader or a crafter then prepare yourself for a nation change. The targetnation will be announced today evening. Let’s make a minor power to a major one together. How to change nation? You need the forger DLC for naval action from steam Get your assets to freetowns like aves, la tortue, la mona or tumbado How can I prepare? Set up outposts: (For the nationchange and pvp activities) Shroud Cay Aves La Mona La Tortue
  2. Red Banner Fleet [REDS] Russian Empire PvPEU For the Great and Glorious Mother Russia! The Red Banner Fleet [REDS] has been chartered by our beloved Tsar Alexander the Blessed to pursue conquest in the Caribbean. Captains taking up arms in our Company are offered steady pay and commission aboard some of the many freshly build vessels already fitted and prepared for the Caribbean Campaign. To join us you must hoist the St. Andrew’s Cross, you must have Teamspeak, and you should understand English. Find us on our Teamspeak, rus.rdnn.eu, for an interview with one of our Officers. Server: PvPEU Nation: Russian Empire Teamspeak: rus.rdnn.eu REDS is the merger of clans PLANB, CHAOS/KINGS & RDNN/LEGO. For our freedom and yours! The Russians are coming!
  3. Some of you look down upon the PvE community. But don't underestimate them. Player may return to PvP server one day, others make their first experiences here. Some found a way to still love the game which would be dead for them if only the PvP world would exist, after having been ganked once too often... So, for the sake of Naval Action, also PvE server needs some love and new content for attracting players there, maybe something which does not even exist on PvP. And here it is, such thing. -- PvE server could have something dynamic too, like flipping ports and nations fighting against each other. How could this be done without breaking the 'prime directive' of PvE, which is apparently: no PvP ever? And why should PvE players not have some fun like you PvP players with your port battles? An alternative way of struggling for port conquest? My idea tries to implement RvR and port conquest on PvE server without actually one player having to fight against another. Conquest of neutral ports is not done by hostility missions and port battles, but by the result of a mix of four factors which are: fighting NPC enemy of certain nationality in the vicinity of desired ports (A) prevailing market shares in the economy of that port in question (B) number of outposts in this port, in regard of nationalities behind the ownership (C) production rating created by buildings belonging to those outposts (D) Free towns and capital areas of primary nations (GB, FR, ES, NL, Pirates) are not a legitimate target for conquest. Changing the national status of a once neutral port is determined once a week, not daily, for giving enough time for accumulating enough material for the four factors A - D which determine the outcome of attempted flipping. After each week, the server will do automated math about activities around each port and give it to the nation which achieved the most influence over those factors, transparent to the community on a sort of conquest board like what you get on your map in PvP. Changing the nationality of a port means on PvE server: outposts will continue to exist for everyone, but war ships of other nations than the new owner will not be able to enter. Even new outposts can still be set up by foreigners (as is necessary for one of my four factors anyway). A leader board for nations owning ports appears on PvE map info tab. I will now show how those four factors are supposed to work, in an example calculation for a port, say; La Desconocida. Nations involved are V, W, X, Y, Z. (A) Fighting AI fleets in vicinity Players attack AI fleets as usual, but within 15k or 20k diameter around port it will enter the calculation for that port's future ownership. And it matters which nationality among AI you are attacking, for the first time on PvE that does make a difference! Battle Ratings of all ships sunk by players influence how one nation begins to prevail over another in that area. And only there. Fictional calculation as example (did not look up BR, it's just for giving some numbers): Nation V scored 1800 BR against nation W, 600 against X, 300 against Y, 1080 against Z. Nation W scored 1050 against V, 2000 against X, 1500 against Y, 770 against Z. Nation X scored 850 against V, 350 against W, 2800 against Y, 1400 against Z. Nation Y scored 800 against V, 850 against W, 1200 against X, 450 against Z. Nation Z scored 200 against V, 550 against W, 900 against X, 300 against Y. Now those results enter the big picture of all enemy BR having been sunk by each nation around La Desconocida in a week, minus BR gotten inflicted on their own side by the other nations: Nation V: 3780 - (1050+850+800+200) = 880 Nation W: 5320 - (1800+350+850+550) = 1770 Nation X: 5400 - (600+2000+1200+900) = 700 Nation Y: 3300 - (2800+300+1500+300) = - 1600 Nation Z: 1950 - (1400+1080+770+450) = - 1750 We get a qualitative ranking now, telling about who sunk most with the least own (that is still AI of course) losses. It is (1) nation W, (2) nation V, (3) nation X, (4) nation Y, (5 and last) nation Z. This is what is used in the final calculation for factor (A), as we will see at the end of this post. (B) Market shares in port trade of last week Nation V ---> sold value of 28.000 gold, bought value of 56.000 gold in La Desconocida, by all traders of that nation summarized. Total 84.000. Nation W --> sold 14.000 worth, bought 83.000 worth. Total 97.000. Nation X --> sold 5.000, bought 14.000. Total 19.000. Nation Y --> sold 7.200, bought 4.800. Total 12.000. Nation Z --> sold 33.000, bought 22.000. Total 55.000. We get a qualitative ranking in regard of market shares over a week, invisible among competitors, processed in silence by game mechanics which determines: (1) nation W, (2) nation V, (3) nation Z, (4) nation X, (5) nation Y. This is used as factor (B) in the final calculation. (C) Number of outposts in port by nationality Nation V --> 0 (none) Nation W --> 2 Nation X --> 1 Nation Y --> 3 Nation Z --> 3 Qualitative ranking for number of outposts (equal numbers share rank) during last week in La Desconocida: (1) nation Y, (1) nation Z, (2) nation W, (3) nation X, (4) nation V. This is the influence entering the final calculation as factor (C). (D)Production values by buildings belonging to national outposts What does count here is what players actively harvested or crafted by their buildings, not the numbers which have not been requested/processed via player interaction, as these may be inactive accounts. Inactive buildings with just material on stock is being ignored. In addition only resources which leave port could count, not stacks of unused stuff filling up warehouses. Nation V --> 0 (none) Nation W --> 3.600 units Nation X --> 950 units Nation Y --> 3100 units Nation Z --> 2.600 units (labor contracts should be counted x 500 for the hours they contain) Ranking over production buildings here is, collected over a week by nationality: (1) nation W, (2) nation Y, (3) nation Z, (4) nation X, (5) nation V. This is the contribution of factor (D) to the final calculation of all four influences. Now comes the finalization: Nation V --> (factor A) 2nd, (factor B ) 2nd, (factor C) 5th, (factor D) 5th ranking = average 3,5 Nation W --> 1st, 1st, 3rd, 1st = 1,5 Nation X --> 3rd, 4th, 4th, 4th = 3,75 Nation Y --> 4th, 5th, 1st, 2nd = 3,0 Nation Z --> 5th, 5th, 1st, 3rd = 3,5 Result: Nation W holds this port La Desconocida for the next week. Should two nations rank with an identical average, it means a stalemate and a third nation following their ranking will get the port for the week, as "laughing third party". -- All this calculating does not have to bother players. I only wanted to show how the server would have to interpret the events over a week of competition into port flipping efforts. People with an interest in how their nation performs and ranks will simply have to support the economy of a port they want to see theirs as much as possible, plus fight enemy AI next to the port, for doing their part for victory. For PvE server players who don't have any interest in RvR, nothing will change except they would no more be able to sail war ships into former neutral ports which changed nationality, everything else and the status of free towns is not touched. Like it is on PvP. And their traders stay as safe as ever, typical for PvE server. However, with this concept of 'trade war RvR' we would have a new dynamic on PvE server, which will make it more attractive for people to stay (and maybe prepare themselves for another attempt on PvP server afterwards).
  4. [SNOW] is now recruiting GB PvPers. You must be 18+ to apply. No mutes. We use both Discord & TS. English speaking clan though we do have some other strange languages in the mix, Greek and German for instance. Focus is on raiding with the odd PB... Experience is ideal as we only grant membership to players able and willing to kill other players.* *that doesn't include other GB players as tempting as that is sometimes If you're interested in PvP don't hesitate to drop us a line. It's an excellent opportunity to make snow puns for example, "you stand snow chance of escaping" or "it's snow problem sir!" Share your favourites with the rest of the gang on our Discord which has a dedicated channel just for puns! You MUST have passed the final exam of the tutorial to be considered. Contact @Gregory Rainsborough @William Wade @Tom Farseer @dark arisen @NethrosDefectus or just jump onto our Discord; the link is below. https://discord.gg/9J8YHBt All members of SNOW have access to the clan warehouse which is located in KPR. The only requirement for using it is that you update the GoogleDocs spreadsheet so that we can keep track of everything. Dean Martin was kind enough to record our official theme tune which can be found below Bing Crosby in a jealous rage had a crack at is as well. As did Michael Buble! (I had no idea who he was either until I googled "Let It Snow") May you have a sunny day 'cus it looks like it might snow in the Caribbean!
  5. Lars Kjaer

    Danish-Norwegian privateers

    Clan DNP is recruiting Denmark-Norway is as always recruiting new members. We in Denmark-Norway have a lot of diversity to offer - trading and PvE'ing for the casual player, fun and engaging PvP for the more combatitive player and as always RvR for those who wish to promote the glory of our nation to the rest of the carribean.. You name it and we either have the clan or the activity for you.. DNP is a clan of RvR, PvP and from time to time PvE.. Our original focus was on PvP and this is still where the hearth resides.. We have however taken RvR to hearth in order to safeguard our nation on behalf of the free commerce and the casual players.. We seek new members willing to exchange broadsides with the enemy and to promote the interests of our nation in an engaging contest with the rest of the Caribbean.. We're an easygoing fun loving clan that in general doesn't place huge demands on our members.. Recent events do force me however to reiterate a few guidelines.. We honor our agreements at all times - even when they turn out to be against our best interests.. Our word is binding.. We fight our enemies in the hills, the beaches and on the seas. We do not waiver, we do not surrender. We conduct ourselves in a manner befitting a member of the most honorable faction in the Caribbean and we will continue to do so. We do not cry when outnumbered, we make the best of it. We ask no quarter, as we give no quarter.. Recent events has forced me to reiterate these principles by which we sail, and any member conducting themselves in a dishonorable way is ofcourse liable to disciplinary measures at all times, from a public flogging to a private beheading. Regards Lars Kjaer, Captain of his majesty's privateers port of Christiansted, 1765
  6. Silenced from posting

    Paper Fortifications and Snipers on mortar brigs.

    I have been and have seen on stream a considerable amount of PBs so far to come to this conclusion: Forts and towers are usually used to make some fast points for the attacker, the defender usually have no time to stop the enemy mortar from killing some fortifications. As a consequence, we have seen several times the "mortar brig duel", which consists on bringing a mortar brig to kill the enemy one. Yes, a small ship able to destroy another one at high range. Not only did I see the mortar brig duels, but also the sniper aboard the mortar brig. This player is able to dimast lineships or even sink ships because the mortar ball usually hits the structre bar. A mortar brig, controled by an average player, can destroy a tower in only a few shoots and forts in less than 5 minutes. When I see this happening my world as an archittect and history lover breaks into pieces, what would have happened in reality if Cartagena de Indias had the same paper forts as NA? Towers can be destroyed by the broadside of some wasas and the wasa receiving little damage in return. In one stream (Reverse), even a surprise killed a tower. Forts are harder to kill by broadside fire but some of the big ships like first rates can. Except in shallow water PBs, the fortifications are mostly useless for the defender. First of all, their fire does almost nothing to the enemy ships unless they are at close range. Secondly, the defender must be "really worried" about the mortar brigs due to their ability to score a lot of points in little time. And lastly, most of the forts placements arent linked to protect circles, which makes easy to the attacker to avoid them. My proposal is rather simple: _Buff HP and thickness of fortifications, reload, penetration and effective range. _Nerf perk and skillbook related to mortar brigs. Mortar brigs cant be so accurate. _Nerf reload and damage on the mortar gun. Their firing rate is high for the damage they can deliver. Discuss.
  7. Lars Kjaer

    Killing the Swede

    Captains log, 3rd of March, 1765 Port of Christiansted Aboard his majestys ship "Tudefjæset", 74-guns and 684 crew compliment The swedes intercepted a Danish-Norwegian invasion fleet down at the french port of Carriacou. The Danish-Norwegian admiralty had charged us to go out and find frenchmen and failing that - capture the port of Carriacou. We set sails from Christiansted early in the afternoon on the 28th of February 1765, the danish-norwegian squadron was comprised of eight 2nd rates, 88 guns and mostly 840 crew compliments. We sailed with decent winds for the french port and arrived early in the evening, just after the 3rd bell. We started off-loading troops and supplies for the invasion fleet when suddenly we were set upon by a fleet of swedish first rates! 9 first rates, 2 second rates and some minor frigates and 3rd rates turned the point to the south of Carriacou island and was on an intercept course. Captains in the danish-norwegian fleet was not overly concerned, Denmark-Norway and Sweden had signed a non-RvR agreement just a few weeks before and as we we're attempting to capture a foothold in french waters we thought nothing of the swedish fleet. The bastards set upon us whilst we were completely unprepared! Most of the stores were either in boats en route to the shores with more than two hundred marines already set ashore. The swedish fleet tore through us, their superior firepower quickly bleeding the danish-norwegian 2nd rates and after a short bloody slaughter there was danish ships burning left and right. https://imgur.com/a/jY3jd The night became a complete and utter disaster for the danish-norwegian navy that hadn't lost so many ships to davy jones in quite a while. It did show however that the slithering swedes were not to be trusted and that actions have to be taken against them. The King of Denmark-Norway and the danish admiralty has now decided to wage a continous privateer war against the swedish kungliga marine and we danish-norwegian privateers are acking for revenge! These past 4 days has seen seven swedish first rates getting cought out in the open, half of them sunk and the rest returned to Christiansted as prizes from the raids in swedish homewaters. Along with the first rates we've managed to sink over a half a dozen smaller ships and this campaign of retribution is just getting started! This campaign it is said will continue untill the swedish menace is covering on their knees asking for both forgiveness and peace! The squadron has just returned to Christiansted after raining holy vengeance upon the swedish snakes.. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Elsewhere in the carribean the danish-norwegian port of Misteriosa was attacked by the dutch. Most likely in retaliation of danish-norwegian seizure of dutch territories to the south. The dutch fleet joined with the wind against them and the battle was very quickly decided in favor of the danish-norwegian navy. The dutch had joined in 74's, seven to be exact S of the island and a renommee to the north. The danish-norwegian fleet commander sent a ship to the north to intercept and capture or sink the dutch renommee.. the rest of the danish-norwegian navy sailed S towards the main battlefleet of the dutch. The battle was engaged shortly after the 20 min mark, the danish-norwegian navy joined the battle with 64-gun third rates and the danish-norwegian commander ordered the fleet to put the ships along side that of the enemy and shoot them to pieces with more broadsides being weighed in on a few select targets at a time. After losing their 2nd Bellona class third rate the dutch fleet disengaged and went SE for the safety of dutch waters. The danish-norwegian fleet commander however was intend not to let the dutch slip past the danish-norwegian navy and set the fleet on an intercept course. The dutch fleet was cought a bit off the coast SE of Misteriosa and the battle turned into a messy brawl. My ship was entangled with multiple enemy third rates and both broadsides were firing left and right. The "Beskøjten" that has served me so faithfully since the great hurricane, luckily managed to push through the dutch ship of the lines and in the end the dutch lost all hands, all ships and their fleet joined davy jones. We did send one captain on his way back to Willemstad in a lynx to tell the story for their nations admiralty! https://imgur.com/a/UIck9 Regards Lars Kjaer, Captain of the danish-norwegian privateers Port of Christiansted 4th of march 1765
  8. Caribbean Red Squadron (CRED) CRED (pronounced "c-red", or "see red" if you prefer) is a band of private men of war operating under letters of marque and reprisal granted by His Britannic Majesty. In game terms, we are a small friendly GB clan with a strong focus on PvP and RvR (i.e. port battles and related stuff). We do not look down on players who prefer only to PvE (you bought the game - you are entitled to play it whatever way you want). But if that is your thing, this clan is probably not for you. This is a server that not only allows but actively promotes PvP. So unless you never leave the capital zone, you may not have to look for PvP in order to get it. Soon or later it will find you! As a clan we try to do all the usual things to support our members and make their game experience as enjoyable as possible. We provide access to ships, mods and books which a solo player might find difficult to obtain. We replace ships lost in pursuit of clan objectives. We offer advice on understanding the game mechanics, surviving in OW, and basically enjoying the game as much as its current unfinished state will let us. So all the things that nearly all clans promise. We just like to think we do it a bit better! To be recruited to CRED, you must be prepared to abide by our four basic rules, which are that members must:- 1. Be mature both in attitude and age (over 18) 2. Treat other players with politeness and consideration 3. Have a basic understanding of English 4. Use Teamspeak when asked To progress to being a full member (officer) of the clan, members will need to demonstrate that they:- 5. Contribute to the material wellbeing of the clan 6. Have completed the in-game tutorial 7. Have achieved at least one solo PvP kill 8. Command the liking, respect and trust of existing full members A happy and efficient ship - a very happy and a very efficient ship. Some of you might think I'm being a bit ambitious wanting both but in my experience you can't have one without the other. A ship can't be happy unless she's efficient and she certainly won't be efficient unless she's happy. Captain Edward V. Kinross (from the movie "In Which We Serve" 1942)
  9. Hello! My view on premium ship So lately these Le Requins have been appearing more and more in deep water pbs. They are quite useful for grabbing empty circles, killing mortar brigs and harassing players who guard/hold circles. Right now the Requin is extremely fast, rides low in the water so its hard to hit at a distance, not the easiest ship to demast imo and has very low BR. So bang for the buck it is awsome. You can shot down a Le Requin to under 50% internal structure and even take out one mast, but if your not in an upwind position or in a upwind capable ship, they are very hard to finish off. Those ships often just limp away upwind, repair and then it's the same story all very again. As long as they stay at long distance (3-400+ meters) they are basically unsinkable in my experience. It's much of the same for the Hercules, it is OP compared to the BR it requires to enter. Do you want a large frigate or 2 small fast super Shallow-Frigates? So they are starting to enter deep water pbs also, but at least they sink much easier than the Le Requin. Then consider that if your team are in control of a circle, you don't get points any points when an enemy is present in that circle or "riding the edge". The "Wack a mole" strategy Half a year ago I was part of an attack on a shallow water port, where our opponent used this "Whack a mole" strategy. 60 min into the PB we had destroyd the defenders main fleet, but they still had 3 Prince de Neufchatel and a fast Mercury. And they used those ships to harass our players who where holding circles and we could not gain points fast enough to win whne those shitty ships keept joining the circle at an upwind position. When ever we got them low, they just sailed upwind and repaired. In one circle when 1 ship left, another join at the opposite corner.. So it was basicly a 30 minutes of "whack a mole", and we lost. I fear we now are going to see more of this strategy. In a 2500BR port you can in theory fit 33x Le Requins.. Now you can't fit that but imagine fighting 25 Le Requins with a conventional pb fleet. It's not my idea of fun, and it is defenitly not why I joined grinding the pb! I'm not going to suggest fleet setups here, but it is easy to get room for 5-10 Le Requins and still have some high BR ships for kiting. And you may not kill all that much with such a fleet setup, because your defending you don't need to. All you need to do is run while you do all you can to deny the attackers points. 2-3 Le Requin can easily do drive by shoting at 15,5 kn while they sail in and out of the circles for 1,5 hour, most efficient way to counter Le Requins is by bringing Le Requins.. And to pull the wack a mole stratigy of you don't need mroe than 5-6 Le Requins, 350 - 420BR. So you still have 2080 - 2150BR to make a good running/kiting fleet for defending a port.. Latest pbs with premium ships (finger pointing) 11.06.18 we had 2 pbs. And I'm a gentleman, so I'm not going to name anyone, because I have pictures! So from my extremely partial view: the defenders where basically just avoiding combat with their main fleet, while they had several premium ships to harass the attackers players in the circles and there by denying attacker points in the process. As you all can see we also use the premium ships, but it is necessary now to be compatible in RvR. Little Cayman: 2. PB at Cayman Brac: They brought even more premium ships, but we came better prepared this time! SOLUTION Solution is pretty clear imo, this point blocking with lower BR in the circle must end! Entire reason for 3 circles was to force defender to stay and defend their port. And this was not an issue in the beginning of the 3 circle system.. So we need the older version of the 3 circle system back! The team with highest BR in the circle should capture it and as long as they have the highest BR in the circle or the circle is unchallenged it should generate points. Only way to block point generation from a circle should be by capturing it. This is simple and efficient because it forces teams into decisive battles in and around these circles.. Le Requins in Shallow water pbs As long as the Le Requin can enter shallow water port battles, I will try my best to avoid them.
  10. Hey guys We all know the problem, you have a nice portbattle and want to have a nice fight and then one side joines with too many requins and has to play for points, boring right? Let's search for a solution and suggest it to @admin My suggestion: Don't allow 6th and 7th rates in deepwater portbattles. Easy as that. (exception mortar brigs) What do you think?
  11. [7UP] has raised the Spanish flag and is recruiting! If you are 18+ years, own a headset and use Teamspeak, feel free to join us and try us out! We are an international English speaking clan with focus on RvR, but also enjoy one or the other PvP session. We are mostly European players, but chances are good you find us active any time. [7UP] has been active in Naval Action for years and has a very experienced leadership. We support the Real Acuerdo and keep friendly relationships with other clans in several nations. We have a solid number of very experienced veterans in our clan, but we welcome players of any experience level. If you are new to the game and want to find out all sorts of tricks and maneuvers, we are happy to do a training session with you or you simply join our PvP and RvR activities and learn while sailing with our fleet! We fight a lot and that inevitably means that we also sink a lot. Although we hope that our enemies sink more often than we do, we do not worry about losing a ship. [7UP] runs a shipline providing all clan members with the ships they need, big or small. No fuzz, no prerequisite, just team effort. If you are looking for good battles, plenty of fun with good teamwork, then PM @van Veen here, contact [7UP] in game chat or join the [7UP] channel on spanish Teamspeak on spanish-faction.4np.de
  12. Hey! Suggestion: Have the Port battle instance open for entry an entire hour before the port battle starts. Then the attacking fleet have a much larger window of opportunity to enter the PB. This would make it more difficult for defenders screening fleet to predict when they will arrive at the enemy port, and therefor making a bit more difficult to screen them out. We now have an 4 minute waiting period in the port battle instance, after it is scheduled to start. I'm suggesting that the port battle instance is open for entry 1 hour before the scheduled start, and that we have a 1 hour waiting period. The PB will not start 1 hour earlier or when the attackers join, the port battle instance is just opened 1 hour before the PB is scheduled to start. So if you enter 60 minutes before it is supposed to start, then you have to sit there and wait for 60 minutes. This suggestion is inspired by the "hide in battle strategy". This was widely used by most RvR nations and it was proven extremely effective for increasing the chance for attackers to enter the port battle. I have tried to base this suggestion on mechanics that are already in game mostly because I'm not creative, but also because there is no need to "reinvent the wheel". Reasoning: Now the attackers and defenders can only enter the port battle after it officially set to start. This time is available for all to see, so screening fleets for defending nation and defending nation allies knows where the attacking PB will be and they have a very accurate estimation of when they will be there. If they check the wind they can also figure out where it is most likely that the attacking fleet would want to enter and place screeners there. If the attacking PB fleet are late to join the port battle, their chance at winning will decrease. If they are more than 10 minutes late then they have a huge disadvantage because of the defenders by then have control of multiple circles and are gaining points. We now have smaller BR ports in game to give smaller nations and clans a chance to do RvR (I belive). But because the screening is so OP, smaller player groups/clans have no chance against a nation with more players or with more allies because they just get screened out of the port battle. So this would lower the "thresh hold"/need for player numbers for smaller groups of players/ clans, increasing the chance that they try out and join RvR. More RvR players = more RvR content = more quality content for all. If the attacking fleets are more successful in getting in to port battles then RvR outcome will become more skill based and not so depended on who has the biggest screening force at any given time. Issues: If attackers and defenders can enter an entire hour before the PB starts, then the defenders have 1 extra hour to look at the attackers fleet setup and adapt/change their own fleet setup to counter it. That is not fair imo so the early entry option should only be for attacking fleet, or the specific ships the players have in the battle should be hidden in the TAB battle screen until the PB starts. Also during this 1 hour wait the disconnection feature of inactive players/afk players should be disabled, or the game needs to active something to counter it because most will go afk for this long time period. This suggestion would make it easier in generell for all attacking fleets to enter pbs, because the screeners are highly motivated by the precise when and where aspect of attacking RvR fleets. If they have to sit some where for an hour it is not so tempting anymore.
  13. rediii

    RvR suggestions

    I made a topic some time ago already. Time to make a new one The old: 1. Eliminate the ability to use alts for getting ressources your nation doesn't have to give real trading a meaning and give RvR more meaning aswell. - Give Clans the ability to close the port for other clans except clans on their friendslist. - But only make this possible together with a new feature of a civil war mechanic. Clans can take hostility missions against ports of the own nation and play the portbattle. When they get into a hostimission the defenders can join (only clan+clans on friendlist can enter on defender side). Also the people that made the hostility get a timer like PB timer to get attackable by everyone for 1 hour. (also same nation) 2. Ports and their management Ports lack some management options right now. You should be able to not only give up a port but to transfer ownership to another clan You should be able to get a few of the ressouces that this port drops only for your clan Also a specialization of the port would be nice. Trading (more tradinggoods) Crafting (bonus to RNG look below) Labor (Reduced labor hour costs) Changing a timer should take 2 maintenances until it's active (to avoid changing back and forth) 3. more taxes Repairing in port should go to the clan owning the port (taxes) Crafting (the gold you pay) should go to the clan owning the port aswell (taxes) (Needed hostility got ninjapatched some time ago and is fine atm from what I think)
  14. Hethwill the Harmless

    not Hostility, rather Stability

    Change name from Hostility to Stability Invert meter - e.g. Stability in El Dorado dropped to 10% Review factor needed to drop Stability to 0% - now 1.0, change to 0.5 - to accommodate all playstyles Include port demand/supply in the Stability formula Details for each topic as needed 3 - Sum of all parts being better. Still possible to completely drop Stability to zero just with combat missions -or- by trade alone. Reduce Hostility Missions factor to accommodate with Trade Stability. Full cycle of X missions, drops by 100%. Reduce factor per mission. Full trade achieved ( supply and demand of NPC traders in town ), Stability drops/raises by 100%. 4- Simple ( and complicated ). Read... Port nation owner traders supply town with daily demand of products. Stability rises. "Population" is happy. They got access to the items they need. Port nation owner traders buys port npc produce - Stability rises. "Population" gets a influx of money. They are happy. Nation dedicated traders have a indirect impact on keeping the "empire" stable and "population" happy. Enemy smuggler supplies town with daily demand of products. Stability drops. "Population" starts to trust foreign power traders. They got access to the items they need. Enemy smuggler buys port npc produce - Stability drops. "Population" is happy with the influx of foreign cash more than own nation. Now to the Pros and Cons, the most complex part. Pros - direct daily influence on the empire stability (RvR) by non combatants - players more interested in the trader careers - as they also increase their personal fortune by being trader moguls - increase importance of trade in the game world to mimic age of sail - "The Spice must flow" factor. - opportunity to award marks to traders by amount of Stability secured by supplying goods ( only supply, not purchase ) in similar proportion to what combatants get with damage/kills in Hostility missions - trade vs privateering Cons - in some cases a overextended period to drop Stability ( raise Hostility ), mainly in the big ports where supply/demand items are expensive. ( can also be a pro ) - different favorite playstyle - pvp, pve, trade - may have to coexist towards the same "national" goal. - trade vs privateering Further clarifications Just to clarify some details which have been asked in private: - Each port has a quantity for offer and demands a quantity, for several products. So it is visible to any player. A port that demands 100 Wine, will only count 100 Wine delivered towards the effect, any surplus can be sold to port but counts for naught. Quota has been met already. - Same with offer. Port NPC offer ( across the entire day ) is 1245 Cider, it will only count 1245 towards the effect. Even if a player brings 2000 units to sell there, the NPC produce is what counts. Players cannot spam. Note: Only products that cannot be produced by players via buildings count.
  15. With the current RvR rules after a successful port defense the there is only a 24 hour break before the attackers can build hostility again, this leads to a couple of issues. Firstly if you are a new defender of a port you do not get any reward for defending the port and have to wait till the end of the week to get your victory mark. But in this time there could potentially be two more port battles and if you are not present at them or are unlucky enough not to get a place in the port battle defense group you lose out on your victory mark because either the port is lost or you were not on the latest defense group if the port was retained. Secondly with only a 24 hour cooldown before hostility can be gained again it just leads to a repetitive grind to keep a port till either the attacking side or the defending side give up because people are burned out and cannot be bothered showing up anymore. It becomes similar to the days of port battle flags where a single port could be attacked night after night which led to burnout and people getting tired of the game. In reality after failing to capture a port it would take some time before a new attack could be mounted, so I would suggest that there be a maximum of 1 port battle per week per port (there are enough ports on the map that RvR would still be active), that way after a successful attack or defense the winners get a break to enjoy the port and receive their rewards and have time to rebuild their forces. It also stops people getting burnt out attacking or defending the same port over and over every couple of days. If it is felt that a week is too long then at least award the winners of the port battle a reward of victory mark immediately, but still increase the cooldown time after a successful defense to the same as after a successful attack.
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  17. Sovereign

    More places like Kidd's Island...

    I love the idea of the hidden pirate island and would like to see more of it but in smaller size. Credit to @Banished Privateer and many others before him who suggested this and I would like to bring it to general attention again. These hidden mini treasure islands would be a great place to start raids from and should have limited dock aswell as warehouse space. Those hideouts could also be on islands and coasts already in game but hidden from sight in some bay, so only people who have been there or know about it can tell where it is... There could also be a black market for smugglers and more. Here are small islands that are already in game but there is nothing to be discovered and it would make ideal spots for those hidden mini ports. @admin This would give more content and life to the beautiful OW, driving more captains out to discover.
  18. Silenced from posting

    A more reasonable approach to dev´s idea of taxes.

    It is well known that we have 2 kind of taxes: 100k for owning a port and 500k for setting a timer. A total of 600k. The result is a costly fee that very few clans can afford or are willing to make the requested daily grind. As a consequence, more and more ports turn into neutral (and some keep this status for weeks now (despite its strategical location)), people care less about ports, more empty PBs and RVR dies miserably. My proposal is something in between devs´s idea of taxes and the situation we had before (no taxes): Make taxes related to the BR of ports. Deep Water ports: _Low BR ports (2500-3000). Ports thought for small clans. A tax of 200k (instead of 600k). _Medium BR ports (5000). Ports thought for medium size clans. A tax of 400k (instead of 600k). _High BR ports (8000-12000). Ports thought for big clans. The current tax of 600k. Shallow water ports: _1100 BR ports. A tax of 300k (instead of 600k). _2500 BR ports. the curent tax of 600k. This way we can standardize almost everything aroud the BR of the ports: required hostility, taxes and logical owners. Discuss. Important note: RvR still need tweaks in other important areas to be fully appealing. IMO, this is a step forward to revive conquest.
  19. There is currently an exploit with hostility missions bear with me while I explain. A fleet of 10 ships usually first rates jumps into a mission. and then a smaller ship/fleet of trash ships pulls another hostility mission directly on top of the first mission. This will then hide the first battle with the 10 first rates. forcing the defenders to attack the smaller fleet which will troll/tag at max range will ball shot while the 10 first rates continue doing hostility. the only way to have access to the 10 first rates is to jump in the smaller mission and then leave the battle at which point the first mission with 10 first rates will become available to join. Defending against enemy hostility is already hard enough and requires flawless logistics and scouting and spys in order to catch it before the port battle is set. This exploit which has been used against WO/BLANC by British, USA and most recently Russia is Total BS and a way of trying to set the port battle without having to actually fight pvp. Such exploiting is to be expected from Christendom as he will do anything to avoid a fight. However, I didn't really expect Captian reverse's crew to do something like that but now we know. This bug has a simple fix. make it so that both hostility missions can be seen and give the defenders the choice of which one to join. Or implement a mechanic that wont allow 2 hostility missions in the exact same place. This is a major exploit and should be addressed as soon as possible. I do believe that should only require some changing of numbers so that you wont have to divert any main attention away from Port UI.
  20. First i want to congratulate the devs for the new changes. Most of them are nice and improve the quality of life in the game and this shows in the increase of player numbers. Having said that, there are, imo, systemic flaws that needs to be addressed before the game can be recomended to others. 1. Reinforced zone or Safe zone, imo is neither, yeah some ship spawn when u are attacked, but anyone who has done this knows how easy it is to kill the target despite reinforcement. This creates a lot of grief. Has to be addressed! 2. Boarding game, again, imo, boarding game is a joke. U can no longer have this the way it is now. The game costs 35€ and a ship can, some time take up to tree days to craft and all gets lost on a text game that looks from the year 1974. I understand that is a placeholder its just no longer acceptable. Has to be addressed! 3. PvP patrol zone, this can be the perfect place to get pvp, quick. The thing is, what u get is a ganking experience. If u are lucky, u get to gank someone or if u are unlucky, u get ganked, so question is: Do you feel lucky, punk? The fixes are multiple, most of them are easy plus the comunity asks for this to happen, yet, nothing. In the end it will happen like last time. The comunity asks for tweaks in the battle br and devs will completely remove the patrol blaming that players stoped comming to patrol mission. Has to be addressed! Well this is what needs to be fixed fast, imo. If this tree things get fixed then this game becomes a glorious game that i will recomend to everybody i know. But then, as it was pointed out, the game will still have a problem with his veterans which are tired of doing the same stuff. So a lot more ingame content is required both for pvp and pve players. I wish to apologise in advance if i ofended anyone, it was not my intention, and allso english is not my first language, so be nice.😉 With regards, Jack
  21. The past month has seen a large decline in port battles and those groups who take the time and effort to create them. It seems every time I hear of someone saying "we should take X port" the immediate response is "will you grind it?" That may be acceptable and the effort required bring hostility to 100% allows both sides to engage in a fight whether that be to defend it, or the opportunity to kill players to make the PB happen faster through the hostility mechanic. I personally hear more folks dislike the current RvR mechanic and wish for change. I propose we drop Hostility missions and rework the old Flag mechanic to create something better. -------------------------------------------------- What I would keep 1. Time windows - the ability to leave it open, or to create a specific time window to defend in 2. Maintenance - I would adjust prices of maintenance, but still keep it. I would propose lowering the Time maintenance to 400k (so the maintenance is 500k and not 600k with a timer) 3. BR limits ------------------------------------------------- New Flag System: 1. Similar to the way Hostility works now, You must purchase the Flag a day before the intended port battle. You MUST purchase the flag within the port's time window as well. In order to Purchase a Flag, you must be the Leader, or Diplomat role within the clan. when the Flag is purchased, it is an item (like a book) and it is put into your personal warehouse in the port you are at, at the time of purchase. The flag can be place into the clan warehouse in order to allow Officers of the clan to gain access to it. A clan can only have ONE (can be adjusted) flag active at a time. I believe this does a few things. A. The moment you Purchase the flag, is the same time the Port Battle happens on the next day (24hrs from purchase) B. the limitation of who is allowed to purchase a Flag stops abuse of random flag purchasing. The limitation of Flag's active in a clan stops abuse of a clan activating tons of flags. C. Flag acting as an item makes it so it must be in a ships hold at the time of the port battle happening 2. The Flag itself makes the following happen: A. The "flag holder" must create a "Battle Group" in order to enter the Port Battle. B. The Flag is an Item that is "used" like a Book. You can ONLY use the flag after creating a Battle Group. you can ONLY use the flag on the DAY OF the Port Battle C. Only those players in the Battle Group made by the Flag bearer are able to enter the Port Battle. 3. If the Flag is destroyed (the player's ship is sunk) anytime BEFORE the Port Battle, the Port Battle is immediately cancelled and Whenever the PB would have happened, the defenders gain a 24 hour rest period (as it is now when a groups fails to take a port). 3A. If the Flag has been "used" and the Flag owner had created a Battle Group. the Battle Group is considered "the flag." This means Anyone in the Battle Group can Enter the Port Battle, This also means that in order for the Defenders to stop the attackers from entering the Port Battle, they must Defeat all enemy players in the Battle Group. This stops the "kamikaze" effect of killing the flag owner before the battle and forces the Defenders to make a real attempt at denying the enemy from entering (all of them). the defender is able to still kill the flag before the Port Battle. But the attacker can use the flag to still allow their battle group to enter. 4. Flags Cost Gold/Currency (for new patch) to create based on the Port's Battle Rating Limit. I don't know what the basis would be for price apart from BR limit. my initial thought is the following: 1,000 gold/currency per 1 BR. So a 2,400 Deep Water BR port's flag would cost 2.4 million. Side note - Shallow Water port flag cost would be reduced by 50% (so 500 gold/currency per 1 BR). ---------------------------------------------------- A port Battle works the same way it would now, you must achieve 1,000 points to win or last throughout the whole battle time (for defenders). If the FLAG bearer dies in a screen (OW) battle that just ensures the attackers are UNABLE to enter the port battle (Although I feel we could change this to something more agreeable if folks don't like this). ---------------------------------------------------- ABUSE CASES? Groups create multiple clans to create multiple flags --- Yeah ok, I don't really care. since Clans have a limited "friendly clan list" I don't see this getting bad or negatively affecting anything. Those who try and multi-flip will always try. Those who multi-flip can't win in a contested port battle so they will lose the port eventually anyway. Alt abuse? --- I don't see it. ----------------------------------------------------- Downsides? The one I can see is that since there are no more Hostility missions, you cannot "Stop" someone from trying to make a Port Battle happen on your port. But in the end, you can Screen the enemy out or win the Port Battle the next day anyway. EDIT all Underlined areas are Edited
  22. Capn Rocko

    Port Ownership Controls

    I think Admin already mentioned this somewhere but I hope more controls are given to port owners (clans) to limit alts and other clans from using ports. This is more important for ports that control valued resources such as Little Harbor or Cartagena. When you look at the contracts in these ports you see players (that are obviously alts) who drive up the prices and take resources out of the nation. I think doing this will result in more RvR and let the port owners better dictate the allocation and resell cost of these resources. Also, it would make for fun politics in bigger nations where clans do not get along with each other
  23. So it doesnt get lost in "spam". I think making safezones realy safe and providing a working, accessible pvp zone should be the way to go. Tl;dr version: Make safezone reqly safe. Game grows with pve players until pvp players have fun. pvp players then destroy pve player fun. game shrinks again with that. Close holes between safezones by making safezones double the size and reintroduce the bug again that safezones get cut from other port zones (example philippsburg) - Fix pvp event RoE with 1.5BR rule and decrease BR limits (for low pop) - Fix RvR (described suggestions in other post) Bonus would be default freeport outposts. Then the map realy shrinks Long post: that must come from someone who isnt going to pvp events. Because the RoE in these events is utter rubbish. Also tbey spawn all over the map so sometimes you dont have a outpost close. And then you lose a ship you towed and you dont have a ship anymore. What to do now? People wouldnt camp capitals anymore or less often withbmore fights elsewhere becquse at caps you just get ganked but getting ganked is often better than sailing around 4 hours without getting a fight. Last time I was online in NA we sailed to KPR because you cant expect anfight elsewhere. We sat at KPR for 2 hours while we played something else to fight 25 ppl and get killed. In my oppinion NA depends heavy on population. The bigger the pop the more the game is a pvp/rvr game. The smaller the pop the more it is a pve game. That is mostly because the map is so big. Right now NA is a pve game. When pop is bigger again it will be a pvp game. And that might be the problem of NA btw. The game grows with pve players to a certain point where pvp players are very attracted. Then pve players leave because they get "ganked" all the time. I think safezones should be realy safe. Make safezone AI hunt enemy players in that zone. All battles close instantly. When tagging a enemy player while you are in the safezone a message should appear "you are about to attack a enemy player. Are you sure?" to avoid mistakes by noobs thinking its AI. Make safezones pve only to avoid the playerleak with a certain population. Also the size of the safezones should be changed and the mechanic tweaked. Remember when safezones got cut away by other portzones? We need that back because right now philippsburg, Roseau and other towns are entirely reachable with the safezone. So in my oppinion: Make safezone 100% bigger to close gaps in between safe ports (double the size) AND introduce the bug again that safezones get cut by other portzones. Making the travel to philippsburg or other realy close capitalports/not safezone ports more dangerous. AND change pvp event RoE AND maybe even introduce default freeport outposts (you dont have to open outposts in freeports. Everyone suould have them as default) to avoid hours of basic cutter sailing)
  24. Just fix it already @Ink, @admin this has beend mentioned countless times by now. Current example Spain grinding San Marcos & Las Sabinas in 1st rates. They cannot be stopped because no GB deep water port closeby and why the hell can you still grind shallow ports with 1st rates? This picturce shows Spanish hostility fleet in 1st rates at San Marcos yesterday with Brits deliberately trying to delay them: Surely it can be coded that shallow water port hostility missions can only be entered in 7th and 6th rates (maybe exclude Hercules from hostility, idk). An alternative suggestion would be to increase the shallow area around those ports, so that the defender does not wait outside the mission in deep water ships to intercept the attacker. This would also bring somewhat more diversity into open world pvp than the usual 1st rate battles happeneing everywhere by now.
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