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Gregory Rainsborough

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  1. Day 6 Upon reaching Playón I was dismayed to find that my ship was impounded and I was pressed into service for an attack on Cartagena. After these truly horrific events we sailed our Bucentaure back to British waters and snuck aboard a cutter heading back down to Playón. Bottles were flying furiously through the air as angry sailors cursed and ranted and raved. Some sort of madness had descended upon many of the ships at Cartagena so we hastily prepared to leave for fear it would take hold of us as well. As we continued east and south all was well, the wind was a pain but God eventually saw fit to let us sail north with ease. That was until we came to Cartagena, the sight was truly terrible. A line of ships lay strewn across the harbour with bodies littering the water, we had to poke aside the flotsam and jetsam with large barge poles in order to get through. The disease that seems to have affected the men of Playón was also to be found here as men shouted and screamed that they had returned from the dead and their ships had been raised from the depths. Deciding that it was best to steer clear of these lunatics we hastily departed and continued north. All was quiet until after we left Barranquilla sailing towards Santa Marta when a Swedish Hercules appeared. At that moment, my men hauled aboard a sealed bottle which promised loot and glory. I decided that the glory of victory was much sweeter and ordered the attack. After a short engagement the Hercules under the command of Jacopo Manfredi was captured and sunk. After docks at Santa Marta and then Rio the crew and I decided to open the bottle and see what treasures lay inside. We found at the wreck; Spanish Square Sails; a rare book, instructions aux canonniers; and greenheart logs. We ditched everything but the book at Rio and sailed on. And with that, nothing eventful happened until we reached Willemstad where we docked for a time. There was a Russian basic cutter and Christian near Maracaibo but they left us well alone and the British Requin failed to answer our salutes.
  2. I'm a penny pincher who keeps track of every real. We're owed 109,200 reals!!!
  3. Hello I'm sorry to bother you @admin and @Ink. I know you're going to have your hands full tomorrow morning as a result of the server crash. All clans will have as a result of the crash have had to pay taxes twice for ports, one after server restart and again as a result of the usual maintenance. Will this be refunded to all clans?
  4. Days 4 and 5 Okay I've gone as red as I can with this one while taking into consideration the disabled people in our little community who can't see properly I can sum up days 4 and 5 quite simply, "bugger all happened". I've condensed these two days for this reason. And that's as far as I've got so far, shall post more in coming days
  5. It's the little dot near Alvarado
  6. Just for you I'll do it for Day 4 which has just ended
  7. Day 3 The next stretch of my journey was largerly uneventful. I left Las Tortugas for Manataca and followed the coast around. Not a soul was seen until near San Fernando when the British captain Chieftain was spotted on a Requin near Soto La Marina. I continued down the coast but it was at Vera Cruz when a group of Spanish vessels were spotted, they were later identified as the notorious turncoats from the clan, N. After docking safely in Vera Cruz a number of Spanish proceeded to try and trap me in the port, after patiently waiting for God to make the wind turn I made a run for it! The Spanish in their large clumsy vessels stood no chance of catching me. The threw bottles at me with messages inside such as "you're not worth our time". The crew had a jolly good laugh as we then proceeded to attack a Spanish Requin east of Alvarado. Unfortunately after 10 minutes of him running downwind he then decided to run upwind and fire balls at range. Deciding that this was no doubt a tactic to delay us my second recommended a withdrawal which was done with all due haste. Upon leaving there were numerous vessels outside and no doubt there were more on the way! With all haste we sped towards Victoria as they had some small vessels on this occasion and I wanted, in the peace of the port to gain the measure of them. I determined that escape was possible and went north, along the way finding more bottles with messages in them saying that "I must have the OW speed book". What magic book that grants speed is unknown to me but these delusional folks kept insisting that they should have caught me, it seemed to have escaped their attention that the sailing profiles of the respective vessels favoured me in this wind. After a time they gave up the chase as one my one they lost sight of my ship. I decided to take the decision to turn back to the ports I had missed for fear of failing my quest to visit all the known lands of the New World. I then proceeded to head up the coast and near Campeche I spotted a Spanish Rattlesnake Heavy. Alas I never learned who they were as were even for speed and I gave up the chase. I then turned East towards home waters but we decided on a drunken night in a Russian port where vodka was cheap and women aplenty! Key Grey - Inconclusive engagement
  8. Day 2 The men were restless (I couldn't sleep) so ended up getting up in middle of night to continue the quest. Then, heading down the coast I saw a pirate in a Constitution with what looked like two ships with him. Daring to risk it we sailed towards him and engaged him for king and country. The scallywar Mephitic from the notorious killer whale clan, ORCA had only two trader brigs with him. After sinking one trader the other unfortunately escaped and after an extended battle the constitution was eventually sunk. The men required rest and sought refuge in the British port of Las Tortugas.
  9. Yeah I realised that afterwards but can't fill colour on paint, I will change colour for next day
  10. Day 1 I decided to set myself a quest, to visit every deep water port in the game (and trade there so it says when I last visited). I have taken breaks for RvR and raiding obviously but I have made sure to not cheat by teleporting, skipping ports or counting visits not in my LGVR. This quest started on the 19th January when I began the sail from Pinar del Rio to Swannsborough but we shall consider the quest to have underway at the latter port. From Swannsborough I traveled East down the coast fishing as I went, it was only after getting to Wilmington that I realised that the port doesn't recognise you've been there unless you trade there so I had to go back and sell some of my hard won fish. After passing by Little River I spotted three American Christians heading East for reasons unknown. The crew were hesitant heading into Charleston due to a Bellona sitting at the port. They did nothing as I sailed in and back out. My journey was uneventful until l I came across the British captain Sean Bevan in a Renomee and together we sank a Russian Renommee under the command of captain Smirnoff. This was followed shortly afterwards by a French snow who refused to surrender. His name was never recovered (I forget). After this we parted ways and I continued my journey along the coast. Disaster struck near Ays as I was intercepted by captains Hethwill and Ignatius Greybeard and fearing for the lives of my crew, one of whom was due to be a father, we went close to the shore and left the ship. We took passage from Ays back to a British port and once again, outfitted a fine LGVR. On the way back to Rio Seco from Pinar del Rio my crew pleaded with me to intercede and help a British trader who was being attacked by a Spaniard name Abian de Plasencia. After the retreating trader has left the Hercules was boarded and 700 doubloons retrieved from the hold. We continued on to Ays to repay the kindness to those had bought us passage and continued down the coast. We decided to celebrate at Rio Seco! Here is my map of the first day of my journey. Key Green - Kill Orange - Surrender/Death Black - Logged
  11. I'm still waiting on my PFurn contract. One day Looking forward to the new changes.
  12. A couple of folks are confusing knowledge slots with perm mod slots. I'm asking for the former, not the latter.
  13. Multiflipping is like WMDs, it helps no-one but makes everyone miserable. Very few people get excited for a multiflip, folks do get excited for PBs. Hopefully we've all learned a valuable lesson that multiflipping is bad. I doubt it though
  14. They can be but what people seem to have forgotten is that the Americans were often doing what the Prussians are doing now; multiflipping, flipping ports and not turning up, troll fleets showing up, hiding behind timers (remember US used to be mainly Europeans) to stop EU players flipping ports (which led to KoC taking East coast ports). It is not a new problem. It went on for months and I can sympathise with HAVOC's situation. It is incredibly irritating and incredibly draining having to organise shit, because you never know if the next attack was going to be an actual fight or not. That was the original reason for the clan vote on the matter. There were so many people who just said that it was becoming stressful and not in a good way so they put the game down. We don't want that surely?! We want fun! This problem has been alleviated now as it is possible to counter hostility generation and raising hostility is a lot more difficult than it used to be which is why I'm glad the devs have kept the current system. People use timers to dodge for many reasons, some of them I sympathise with, others I don't. Using a timer to deny a fight because you're afraid of losing is one I do not sympathise with. SNOW has never done it and never will. Even when the Spanish constantly flipped us every other day we didn't. I can understand though that others do not enjoy having a port battle every third day which is why the cooldown should be increased, as Christendom has mentioned above already. Perhaps a cooldown timer on the clan itself generating hostility might be useful, sure, they could clanswap and what not but at least it'd be incredibly irritating, hopefully enough to stop it if there was a 24 hour cooldown on rejoining the previous clan. tl;dr: Clan cooldown timers and clan hostility cooldown would solve this problem. The only people who it will hurt are those trying to abuse the system and clan hoes, and no-one cares about them.
  15. Give LGV Refit 5 knowledge slots. At the moment it's underused compared to other ships, in order to boost their use I'd suggest giving them 5 knowledge slots. Simple enough
  16. Sleep > Game I mean I've had some pretty late nights the past week, but Christ, I'll be damned if I'm going to suffer PvE at that time of the day. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ This thread could be filled with so much truth, here's some now. I just wish Prussians would admit they fear losing ports, rather than lying that the majority of their pop is on at that time and that they can't beat the current GB RVR fleet (there is no shame in this whatsoever, GB barely held on for over a year after the AHOY/BIG incident and struggled to field any kind of RVR fleet. SNOW certainly can't defend GB on its own and the return (and arrival) of members was something that everyone celebrated)). I also wish the Spanish would just admit that they're not as good as they think they are, they can blame HAVOC coming (and port battle mechanics) all they like but it took FIVE attempts to take Little Cayman (hardly a praiseworthy achievement). Nightflipping and multiflipping won't solve their problems, becoming better players will but you won't do that without fighting more even battles (ie, less le ganking which Spain is well known for). Multiflipping, bad. Nightflipping, bad. Hiding behind timers, bad. In that order.
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