This suggestion is an attempt to offer solutions to the problems of integrating new players, map size versus population and more localised content. 1. Character creation & tutorial area Midshipman missions only. Midshipman AI only. No rare spawns. PvP disabled. Buildings disabled. Sealed bottle disabled. 2. Stretching your legs Ensign, Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant missions only. Ensign, Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant AI only. No Rare spawns. PvP disabled. Shipyards, Workshops disabled.
Why not remove the first and second rate ships and diversify the third rates into 64-74-80 gun ships? The 1783-1801 British Navy ship list contains: Third rates of 80 guns Caesar Foudroyant Third rates of 74 guns (Large Class) Mars Centaur Plantagenet Courageux Kent Ajax Bulwark Revenge Milford Colossus Warspite Third rates of 74 guns (Middling Class) Conqueror Superb Achilles Northumberland Renown Spencer Third rates of 74 guns (Common Class) Brunswick Dragon Albion Hero Illustrious Fame Sceptre Repulse Eagle Swiftsure