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Realism vs Game play.  Game play needs to win in most cases.  Otherwise people won't play your game.  Take a look at the reviews of NA and majority of them will show you that it's too difficult, caters to the hardcore type and overall it's just boring.  This is because we've catered more and more to the crowd that wants everything to be hardcore and they want to relive those first couple days of excitement when they first picked up the game and got hooked.  Unfortunately we need to take those rose coloured glasses off and realize that people want to enjoy their games and the fact that we've sold 110-120k copies of this game and 2 years later we're struggling to crack 500 people online at a time means that the current direction towards hard mode isn't working.  

Every single time we've made this game more difficult and removed quality of life features that MOST games offer, people quit.  Every single time.  The worst part is the guys who request these features don't even play.  They pop on for 2 weeks after every patch and then go piss off to warthunder.  

When I get off work and want to come home and relax, sink some brits and sail around bored for a couple of hours I really don't want to have to stock my ship up with repairs, rum, rations and fucking cannon balls.  The time delay between logging on and actually finding meaningful content is already long enough to where sometimes I wonder whether or not it's worth it.  For now it usually is.  Add the above mentioned and it won't be.  

No thanks.

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4 hours ago, EdWatchmaker said:

I'm okay with sailing around for days on end with nothing to do except explore. After all I managed, with the unexpected help of my previous sea dog Rocky, to get myself into the Pacific and had a months great time sailing around. BTW, (Please Devs.) put one port over there and turn on the fishing as my crew and I got tired of eating birds and seaweed. Almost had a mutiny. I'm going back again in a month or so to refresh my memory of it and hunt the open sea for possible hidden islands, something I failed to do last time. Only did the coast and some mapped islands.

Thanks for this thread, let's get this Capt. on board. 

Fair sailing all. 

I'm in the pacific right now we can explore together :D ign StaleMemes

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1 hour ago, Capt Aerobane said:

I'm in the pacific right now we can explore together :D ign StaleMemes

Oh my Lord. What a wonderful thing to come home to. Are you on the PVP server or the PVE server? I was going to use my PVE character so as to not interfere with my PVP character. I still have to do the tutorial, been too busy reinventing myself as a 19th century haberdasher at work. I did the whole coast South to North. Oh my, you're going to have such fun. The sights are jaw dropping great. Darian I apologize for getting off track on your important thread. The Pacific is a passion of mine. Aw S***, Wade!! LET GO OF MY PANT LEG!!!!!!!! Darn new sea dog is SOOOO disrespectful of his master and captain, trying to drag me off before I can get myself in trouble. Darn juvenile delinquent mutineer.   

Do have a great sail and may fair winds be with you. 

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10 hours ago, Cornelius Tromp said:

usernumbers or realism. There is a balance. More realism would result in even fewer players I am afraid.

There has been ample comments about NA's current low numbers.  I think you are incorrect sir, more realism, that increased the interest in sailing, could attract a huge number of people.

Many people that would enjoy sailing may avoid NA because it is so keenly focused on fighting.

I agree with you. It is about a balance of gameplay content

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7 minutes ago, EdWatchmaker said:

Oh my Lord. What a wonderful thing to come home to. Are you on the PVP server or the PVE server? I was going to use my PVE character so as to not interfere with my PVP character. I still have to do the tutorial, been too busy reinventing myself as a 19th century haberdasher at work. I did the whole coast South to North. Oh my, you're going to have such fun. The sights are jaw dropping great. Darian I apologize for getting off track on your important thread. The Pacific is a passion of mine. Aw S***, Wade!! LET GO OF MY PANT LEG!!!!!!!! Darn new sea dog is SOOOO disrespectful of his master and captain, trying to drag me off before I can get myself in trouble. Darn juvenile delinquent mutineer.   

Do have a great sail and may fair winds be with you. 

I'm on PVP, i sent you an ingame message i'm offline rn but i'll be on sometime

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