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  1. There is no extra grind at all but yes people sailing gold ships may be more likely to run from pvp. We may as well delete the other 4 quality types if we are not going to use them. That is my whole point. At the moment Ship A costs 100K (simplified obviously) for a basic version and 200K for an exceptional version but you can basically make the cost of your gold ship in 1 fleet battle. Keep the Basic version of Ship A at 100K, no change, no effect on the grind, ship availability, player enjoyment etc. Increase the "price" (be it labour hours, material, crafting notes whatever) of a Fine ship to 400K and a mastercraft to1000K and a exceptional to 10,000K Now you will have 4 ship qualitys that will be used and mean something. People won't have their entire docks filled with gold ships and will use Fine and Mastercraft ships to find the balance between performance and cost. Now if you want a gold ship it's not disposable, you have to work for it and it is "exceptional" and special, maybe they will be out of reach to some casual players (Just like a Titan in EVE) but they can still enjoy the full experience of the game and use basic ships. It provides a distinct challenge to everyday players and doesn't hurt casual players at all. Yes it makes a small divide between players that play often and will use Gold ships but at the moment everyone uses gold ships so why even bother having the other qualities???
  2. Ok, the problem is simple, 95% of player crafted ship are exceptional, the simple reason being a Exceptional ship is exponentially better than a basic ship and the cost in labour and resources between a basic and exceptional is minimal. Players can easily acquire the money and resources to build and purchase Exceptional ships so that is what is used almost exclusively. There are 4 quality levels which are not utilised and I believe should be. There are numerous solutions to this problem but in essence I suggest each quality level of ship should be exponentially more expensive in both labour and resources. Keep basic ships how they are, materials and labour are good, they require some work but every player can afford ships but not so much that they are disposable. But lets for instance sake make each level of quality require 5 times more resources and labour (Call it the shipbuilder selecting the best materials) so that they really are special. I'd be happy to see exceptional ships cost 50 times the materials and labour they currently do, sure not many people would use them but that's the point! People will still build them and they will be expensive as hell but they will actually be "exceptional" ships not just what everyone sails. It will have no effect on people being able to play and enjoy the game, basic ships will cost no more than they currently do BUT people will start using them! Those small bonus that higher quality ships give will actually mean something in pvp because not everyone will use them! There are a few different methods that could be used for increasing the labour and material requirements for higher quality ships, the method is irrelevant, crafting notes, potbs "lineship bundles or MOV's", use of rare resources or simple huge increase in common materials but lets make higher quality ships expensive, really expensive and special not common. Thoughts?
  3. i will bring the cheese, you have the whine already I see
  4. No flags! No Br! No 1st rate cap. The entire pb system needs a revamp, the current flag mechanic is fubar
  5. Port battles! Scrap the whole flag and timer mechanic and start from scratch! Port battles! Because the current system is absurd! Port battles! Because it is THE end game content
  6. It would be good to add this until we get proper pvp rewards like gold upgrades of crafting notes or something that can pnly be obtained through pvp
  7. +1 for leaks! What we have at the moment is s joke
  8. There is no such thing as faction diplomats, every player is free to do as he or she wishes.
  9. You sir! Did you take your medication this morning?
  10. Leave the tax, it only hurts the greedy who change their contract 3 times a night ????
  11. Name and shame those involved and put it in the tribunal, this is not allowed
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