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  1. And now, hopefully even more people will know it 😃 His original questions was already answered above
  2. Spanker = Gaff sail on a square rigged ships mizzen (=aftmost) mast. Staysails are just that. Sail that are attached to a stay (see wikipedia links in my other answer for more info) Square sail = Sail that is rigged square to the ships longitudinal axis as opposed to fore-and-aft sails that are rigged along that axis (=gaff sails, gaff topsails and staysails). there are other numerous sail configurations but those few cover most of what you see in game. TL;DR: What Malcolm3 said
  3. In general every sail has a description of it's shape and position in it's name. In case you wanna know more here are two starting points: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sail_plan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_rigging
  4. To elaborate on Gregory's post: The amount of recruits carrying SNOW clan tags is, at all times, limited. We presently have reached that limit. Once current recruits are fully initiated and become full members, official recruitment will open again. This does not mean that people interested in joining should not contact us. Sail with us so we can get to know you, and at some point clan tags may come your way. 🙃
  5. I do not think this is anything new. Whenever balance changes have been made in the past it took a few weeks at most for people to find the most cost-effective ships. And those have always been crafted, sold and used so much that a lot of the other ships are rarely seen except as AI. Before the Redoutable DLC was introduced, the Wasa was the most common third rate ship, simply because it is the biggest most powerfully armed ship one can build without spending Combat Medals or relying on luck to get permits. The Bellona is rare due to RNG permits, the 3rd rate is not really worth spending the combat medals, when compared to the Wasa. For 5th rates it was the same for long time with the Trincomalee, until Endymion permits became a bit more common. Surprise vs. other non-DLC shallow frigates: Same thing. Why sail a Cerberus, when the Surprise is just that little bit better in almost everything for about the same cost? And considering how comparably cheap light 5ths are to craft it's no wonder some captains spam out dozens of them, and sell all those beyond their standard (e.g. not purple/gold) in Shroud Cay and other markets.
  6. Started as a 10v3, Liq joined our side after 2 minutes. Our only plan was to start a demasting spree. The other three joined one by one over the next 10 minutes. An estimated 40 masts were destroyed by @Gregory Rainsborough, @Sneakypanda, @Liq and I. One of the weirdest battles I had in a long time, but great fun. EDIT: If someone wants to watch (part of) the carnage:
  7. Normally ships cannot sink while in boarding. Even at 0 structure, with a ship full of water and survival turned off, it will only sink after the boarding is either finished or interrupted. Did you have a look at the battle timer? It may have been just the time running out and the battle thus finishing with the enemy ship not actually sunk, thus not granting you the rewards. Tip to make it all go a bit faster and the boarding/decrewing easier: Learn mast sniping. Especially on lighter ships it is an incredibly valuable skill. So much so that the better ones at it find themselves regularly accused of cheating :D
  8. Indeed MONKS are always nice to fight against. Though they are a bit of a wildcard. Sometimes we steamroll them, sometimes we are the ones that get trashed... Just be wary, a few of them tend to really hold on to old grudges...
  9. I think he means generally for everyone playing the game with language set to english 😃
  10. Indeed it would seem to be. A friendly word of caution though. Balancing the effort required to flip a Port may well end up being nearly impossible, leading to either RvR choking down due to effort being too high, or the opposite and simple (slightly boring) war by attrition/exhaustion due to it being too low.
  11. Now we know how you have time for all your alts 😜
  12. Oh no! He's showing symptoms! Everybody panic!
  13. wait.... I copy-edited this shit. Not sure whether I missed that or just forgot again already EDIT: lol right... that one... not sure that was even intentional
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