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Is it worth being a pirate after update

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Ruthless4u    264

Been considering it, got bored with national U.S and given my odd times I play, and other issues will likely stay as a solo player vs attempting clan/group play.

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Pagan Pete    939

that depends…
Are your going to be a Disney pirate, sailing a large ship and wot not?

Or are you going to be a Historical Brand (™) Pyrate, and sail a sloop and hunt lone traders?

 

 

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Aegir    1,554

Well, yes and no I'd say, on the one hand the pirate lifestyle seems far better suited to post-patch with all the OW activity, outlaw battles, trader hunting and ship capturing happening again, but on the other hand the removal of alliances brings pirates close to 'nation with a black flag' status again, with RvR-centric clans, maybe councils and yada yada.

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The Red Duke    5,951

Do you want to share the proceedings with 1100 other crewmen or with 60 ?

Bit of RP'ish ( as we don't have shares in play ) but as Pagan puts it, that's the interesting part of going a pyrate.

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xAzDKr    148

I will likely not be in anything larger than a 5th rate. I still enjoy Frigate gameplay but I think I will try to get a solid NavyBrig for shallow water piracy

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monk33y    494

Pirates will grow in numbers.

We will capture ports, once we get to big, I'll bet you Anything alliances will be turned back on!

Ports have no value anymore for pirates! Pirates capture ships and resources. Afteral the days of the teleport are over.

Free ports will be king again. Open world pvp is on the verge of returning. Don't worry kpr you know we are coming bk very soon.

Personally my black sorry flag has never locked so good.

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xAzDKr    148
1 hour ago, monk33y said:

Pirates will grow in numbers.

We will capture ports, once we get to big, I'll bet you Anything alliances will be turned back on!

Ports have no value anymore for pirates! Pirates capture ships and resources. Afteral the days of the teleport are over.

Free ports will be king again. Open world pvp is on the verge of returning. Don't worry kpr you know we are coming bk very soon.

Personally my black sorry flag has never locked so good.

Pirates should not be a black flag nation featuring long-term conquest and capturing major ports. At best, Pirates should be given the ability to take the ports in the Bahamas at a maximum. Piracy should be focused on harassing every nation, not leading a Naval Campaign against the British...

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Ruthless4u    264
1 hour ago, xAzDKr said:

Pirates should not be a black flag nation featuring long-term conquest and capturing major ports. At best, Pirates should be given the ability to take the ports in the Bahamas at a maximum. Piracy should be focused on harassing every nation, not leading a Naval Campaign against the British...

I agree, if I go pirate I have little intrest in capping ports.

 

Driving the Nationals nuts on the other hand, 

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Blackjack Morgan    1,002

The truth is there is very little, if anything, that separates playing a pirate from playing as a national. You can sail around in a small ship going after traders as a pirate or a national....only difference is the color of your flag. Personally, I think it's a bit disappointing and a missed opportunity but maybe this will be addressed later in the game development cycle.  

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monk33y    494

We can all agree that raiding should be pirate exclusive.

Pirates history is a little screw in real life as they were crushed by the British empire. So the pirate ability to conquest was cut short. For what ever reason this hasn't happened in game so pirates should expand lands until real life is mirrored in game!!

 

What I feel naval action should be treated like, is not a historic game where  game play is based on real life events in which the British have already crushed the pirate problem but instead at the tipping point of, crush pirates or leave them be!

Pirates captured ports- fact.

Let the in game communitys (nationals) pick if and how pirates are dealt with.

Let's try not to look back at history of the entire period and mold the game to fit. Let the game fit to the history we mold!

 

Yes pirates are fine and will be a bigger aspect once this teleport rubbish ends! Wars will become local and stop being global.  (want to fight you must sail there, no more teleports)

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Dharus    150
11 hours ago, Pagan Pete said:

Fun Fact: Pagan Pete has never been in a port battle. B)

But he's been in a port and got into a "battle" in the local drinking establishment.

 

Pirates really need unique gameplay.  We need to continue to throw ideas around like these:

http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/19898-pirate-ability-spies/#comment-398454

No conquest, no ports, but free teleports around to FTs.

Edited by Dharus

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jodgi    2,052
17 hours ago, Cmdr RideZ said:

Only real negative thing is that 90 min pirate vs pirate timer.

Hehe, "Only" makes it sound so innocent.

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monk33y    494

Best place to hide is in plane sight if you ask me! 

 

 

The best fun iv had in this game was as a pirate with sorry. We had no interest in rvr (well that's a lie, afteral we managed to captured part of Jamaica but that's another story).

Pvp was king, attacking the Dutch in there home waters. Taking sol's from the British at kpr. I loved this game then. Recently iv loved this game less and less with each rubbish patch!

 

 

 

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Mrdoomed    1,517
19 hours ago, Justme said:

Hunting lone unarmed traders, so brave ruthless.

Um hunting unarmed and defenseless people and then killing them robbing them or doing anything you wanted since they are defenseless is pretty much the definition of ruthless fyi.

Let people who want to play like pirates do so and you guys who want to play star trek harry twatter teleporty spell shippy guys play your way.

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Justme    349
6 minutes ago, Mrdoomed said:

Um hunting unarmed and defenseless people and then killing them robbing them or doing anything you wanted since they are defenseless is pretty much the definition of ruthless fyi.

 

Well I will concede the point on that one. Although others would probably call it something else.

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