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  1. Regarding flags: while I can understand selling all flags to be unlocked for a one-time price, will we have any option to unlock these flags individually in-game through missions, rewards, or the like?
  2. Regarding flags: while I can understand selling all flags to be unlocked for a one-time price, will we have any option to unlock these flags individually in-game through missions, rewards, or the like?
  3. Getting a very Bomber Crew vibe from it. Looks interesting enough.
  4. I would like to bring to the attention of the developers an interesting incident that has recently occurred in the video game world and which is pertinent to the subject matter of This land is my land. Recently, Civilization VI announced that the Cree Nation would be introduced in its upcoming expansion Rise and Fall and led by Pîhtokahanapiwiyin, more commonly known as Chief Poundmaker. Personally, I was excited to see the first Native American leader and civilization coming to the most recent Civ iteration, and to join the likes of other Native American tribes that have been a part of th
  5. So in-game L'Hermione does not have figurehead or nameplate, any reason for this?
  6. Clearly looking like it takes place in the American Frontier west, so we will be playing as [one of?] the various plains tribes. One of the first things that came into mind I'm rather excited for is the soundtrack and voice acting. i hope you plan for a lot of on-the-ground support for these, as authentic sounds and music would go a long way. (see Kisima Innitchuna) As a single player game, will it be more of an open sandbox? Or story driven (or both?) If sandbox, will we have a selection of tribes to choose from (apache, navajo, Lakota/Dakota, etc)
  7. I have an album by David Kincaid, The Irish Volunteer It's a collection of Irish marching songs, mainly centered around the 69th New York, with Kincaid adding the tune when needed. It's some solid stuff.
  8. You are correct, I did in fact travel to the Philadelphia-Camden festival, but I was not able to see either parades of sail in or out of the harbor. It was easily one of my favorite trips I have ever taken and most certainly solidified my love of sailing ships. I believe I ended up uploading a number of my own pictures here on the Naval Action website as well.
  9. It's not just me; its the curriculum. This "liberal education" conspiracy theory is nonsense. I once asked a senior teacher what she thought of some local legislation that would enforce the teaching of "only things that highlight American exceptionalism" her response: "We teach history, and we will continue teaching history" This was in central louisiana where a population of the schools had the more "country" students refereed to themselves as the "camo clan" In these places, and mostly in southern states, the view that is pushed is that slaver was a non-issue. That is just as farcical as
  10. False. I teach history. In the south. We teach that the road to Civil War was in fact paved with numerous causes. However, what we must combat is the very nonsense that slavery was a non-issue in the culmination of war. Six confederate states mention slavery as a reason to secede in their articles of secession. Four say it is the MOST important reason. Three mention white supremacy: "Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world." -2nd line of the Mississippi Deceleration of Secession.
  11. In celebration of our Independence this 4th of July, we should do well to remember our closest and staunchest allies, and the ship that helped us win our freedom: America owes quite a bit to the French, be it the Democratic ideals influenced by philosophers like Rousseau, or the shared concepts of liberty. But America may very well owe its very existence to France, and its all centered around a ship unofficially and aptly dubbed the "Frigate of Liberty," L'Hermione. The French Frigate L'Hermione was a light corvette style, Concorde-class ship built out of Rochefort, France. Her role
  12. Precisely my point: I am all for remembering those who fought on either side. Remembering that they were willing to fight for what they believed in, not the cause itself. It is an entirely different thing between having monuments, iconography, etc. in a museum or similar setting vs. having a monument dedicated in celebration (and erected long after the conclusion of the war) in which the local lore is that the statue is "defiantly facing the enemy, the north" There is a clear difference in purpose and meaning in both; one benign and one, in the sense of a country that holds personal liberty as
  13. Get over yourself Hill; there's a major difference between observing the events and actions of the past and learning the lessons from them, and celebrating groups and individuals who would see the nation split on grounds of the subjugation of others. So yes, we should all do well to remember those that fought, and to observe that "War is Hell," and that it is good that it is so, "otherwise we should grow too fond of it"
  14. Ahh, my mistake. And my how I envy the Global server now
  15. As it stands, pirate is just another nation with a crafting cap, FFA mode, and a whole lotta salt in chat, due to said FFA mechanic. As it stands many pirates have in fact defected to the other Nations (mainly Britain) because of this. Pirate isn't necessarily hard, but rather annoying instead. With people like Vicious leading the pirate charge, and all manner of vitriol in the nation chat, Pirate does not endear a fun experience. I'd personally wait for the next patch that claims to introduce raids to see if pirate is worth changing to. Hopefully we will see a movement to a more unique
  16. I have video from a mission I had right outside of Mortimer town. The NPC fired on the fort, but the fort did not respond.
  17. There are a number of features that could go a long way to making clans more useful. Making the Clan Info editing more intuitive Ability to transfer ownership while still in the clan Better warehouse management Clan History Notifications (Member has logged in/out) More in-depth roles, or even customizable ones, would also be extremely helpful: Clan Management Tools
  18. The current status of the pirate faction with these new mechanics
  19. Current fleet commands are respectable and get the job done, but now that we can use our fleet's cargo holds, some more options could be helpful Plunder/Take Cargo: Ships are commanded to search derelict ships for cargo and take anything they may find and put it in their own hold. Should the enemy ship be holding more than the commanded fleet ship, the player can access a transfer screen through the map menu. This is especially important for those who are out privateering and need a ship to dump loot on. Otherwise the process is tediously going back and forth between the derelict and you
  20. The Messengers of Death are still active and sailing in "Mega Patch 10.0"! Come join us as we plunder the high seas!
  21. As it stands the pirate faction still very much operates like a nation, only with a FFA mode and a craft ceiling. If pirates are truly to be unique a lot of things must change. Raids are promised, and whether this will be a pirate-only mechanic or not will determine future direction. Otherwise, pirates will be condemned to be the same generic mirror of the nations like in other games However, as it stands, pirates are just as hamstrung on production and resources based on port ownership as any other nation. As such we will fight to conquer and defend ports, again, just like any other nation
  22. One of the things that I am sorely missing is the "Recent Topics" tab, which showed newly created topics (The old one also only showed the 5 most recent, if a newer one could be implemented that could allow to show more than that, or like scroll down to see all recent topics, that would be awesome!)
  23. Drake Brackish Drake Brackish, the Dirty Water Dragon (Roberts) Our records of Drake Brackish are easily our most incomplete; much clouds the origins and life of one of the most notorious pirates of the northern Caribbean. Discerning what is fact and fiction is probably the hardest task when deciphering this particular character and not even William Drummond’s personal accounts can be considered factual. Indeed, Brackish was equally adept at manipulating the fears of men as Blackbeard himself; take what is presented here with a grain of salt. There are many accounts of the
  24. Nick Hodges of History Buffs takes a look at "Master and Commander: Far Side of the World" in his most recent episode. He looks at the inspiration for the film (and book) as well as pointing out both historical accuracies and inaccuracies, such as a glimpse at the U.S.S. Constitution and the English Captain Thomas Cochrane.
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