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  1. Cecil Selous

    Ship refits

    Wait, what? Speed module: Ship speed + 50%?
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    Should the Cerberus be given Shallow Water Access?

    So the brig and navy brig have a larger draft than Cerb, Reno, Surprise and even the Belle Poule. So it seems the draft isn't the criteria for shallows. therefor @admin let's test the cerb for two weeks in the shallows
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    New purpose for the basic cutter?

    Inspired by @Angus MacDuff and also actually quite common sense Give an unarmed basic cutter to every bigger ship as a tender/ship's boat. Players can launch the cutter in the OW to enter shallow ports which they normally can't visit or to simply check the ports shop when the wind isn't in your favor and you want to safe time. No resources or trade goods can be taken by the cutter. Only a limited amount of repairs and rum (If you are able to find a port that has them 😒) and maybe even doubloons? While you are on your cutter, your main ship isn't moving and an easy target. If it gets attacked during that, then AI will take over in the instance. So it is a very risky move. The cutter can't attack and can only join battles, in which your main ship is involved to allow you to get back on board somehow. For that the main ship must always count as a fleet ship and follow your orders. Therefor a new command is probably needed otherwise good luck with trying to get back on it. Is it reasonable or does it take away the need to sail shallow ships too much?
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    Should the Cerberus be given Shallow Water Access?

    Why not go full real with an accurate bathymetric chart all over the map in the future? Gameplay wise you can fit in an exploration aspect. Map the water depths while you sail around and update your own individual map to find out how deep it is everywhere. The shallows indicator still appears when you come near to a part where you can't sail. Downside: would buff the herc probably even more if z4ys draft values are correct. But then ships like the Cerberus can be used on other parts of the map, where you can find many parts that are to shallow for bigger frigates or which restrict the free movement of bigger ships. Although people will probably still sail the herc then, which makes me think more and more that the devs introduced a huge problem into the game with those DLC ships. Would be a dream for me to have but it is probably really easier and better for the shallows gameplay to just artificially restrict the Herc and Req from the shallows. But I can already see the outcry when this happens. I can't imagine the impact of the Cerb into shallows atm. Maybe the devs can test it for two weeks or so? A medium shallows area could work too. But which places come into question here?
  5. Cecil Selous

    Battles closing under watch

    Reintroduction of 2 circle insta close mechanic (I also think this was the best yet) and after the crossed swords appear, players who didn't get pulled in but can see the swords have 20 (30 or 10?) seconds to reserve a spot to join within the next minute. After that it's closed for ever and the swords instantly disappear. If they should join at the edge of the large circle or we keep the 2 opposite join zones or introduce some totally different join zones is debatable. This way players, who see a battle starting but didn't get pulled aren't frustrated because they still have a chance to join. The reserve time is to prevent hiding outside drawing range to gank. Thus it has to be very short. And the minute they have to join should be enough to prevent sailing to the opposite site of the circle to cut off the enemy (if the large join circle is the way to go). Everybody else outside a certain range can't join and don't see or know that there is a battle at all. Or simply make the large circle even larger But after all I am also quite satisfied with the current 2? minute timer (they ninja changed that right?)
  6. Cecil Selous

    Better Ships for All!

    Ok, we will see. I definitely look forward to your proposed solo patrol zones and other PZ roe changes.
  7. Cecil Selous

    Better Ships for All!

    Ehm, so this also means that the majority of ships used are Le Req and Hercules right or am I thinking wrong here? So why is that so? How many of the ships that sank Hercs and Requins were also Hercs and Requins? We have so many ships in this game and only 3 of them already make 55% of deaths on the server? There are a lot more who didn't sink too. I can't remember when I last saw a player in a Cerberus. Even Surprises are relatively rare (Granted that this can be a subjective observation and I simply don't meet them) While I agree that you can easily capture your PVP 5th rates, you can't choose what they are made of. Sure you can go around and capture until you find something good or just use whatever you get. But I think for many players this can lead to a point were you use captured throw away ships just for the sake of throwing them away shortly after. Besides I can imagine that it is a quite a task for a new player to capture a 5th rate if he sails out to find one (again, don't know the situation in the capital waters but I read about the complaints regarding enemy NPCs) Also players usually want the best they can get. From all the discussions I saw about PVP I get the impression that the majority does it for the rewards and not really for pvp itself. Otherwise we wouldn't had this outcry about pvp rewards. So your goal is to win as much as possible and increase the chance of doing so. Look at the complaints about SOLs being too expensive. Players want them because they usually give you a higher chance to win. The casual sailor doesn't want to use a sabicu crew space frigate for that. You don't get that out of the players with so many woods and configurations that are basically useless in their eyes. Unfortunately, you can't force your PVP mindset onto players. Additionally it seems like the ship market is dead already. Very few ships are crafted compared to before and many are sold with a ridiculous price tag (At least it seems like this for me. A casual semi carebear, who doesn't have the reals and I don't know the situations in the capitals). You either craft yourself, ask around for a long time orgo the easy way via DLC. A more handy feature to get ships crafted via a black board or something else, like @Liq always wanted would be great. The NPC ships offered on the market often aren't quite good too. Except you like to basic cutter around till you find something or a specific ship you like. And advising people to using captured NPC or DLC ships surely doesn't help the ship market and can't be the overall answer. So I think there is a point in saying that frequently available free ships can have a negative impact (don't mistake this as a plea to remove that from the game). I don't know if DLC ship users use cheap basic mods or not but I believe there are enough who have rather good mods on them. Licinio always says that his Requin is worth millions. Better and more experienced PVP players can afford them. But the ones who get started and are new to the game and face this very high learning curve can be discouraged by that. Maybe they don't want to be in a Clan or maybe even their clan can't help them to sustain their playstyle. Besides the fact that a player should always be able to do this by himself. They have trouble to earn a good income and afford mods and even good ships and when they finally do it comes with the fear of losing them soon to some players who redeem their ship every day and are also far better then them. I appreciate the introduction of ship insurance because it is a very good feature for those players and helps them but I can also totally understand their overall frustration. Of course they could do just pay for the DLC and do this too but do we really want this to be the answer to problems of beginners? We have this discussion about DLC ships and their impact on the game since they were introduced and besides beginners even veteran players have some complaints. Don't you think that there is something to this? At all?
  8. Cecil Selous

    OW options suggestion

    Sounds like a good quality of life feature. And in general regarding alts. Is it a reasonable practice to reject good ideas just because it could also help players with alt accounts? In the end this can lead to a frustrated player base that don't get certain features that could improve gameplay. Players with alts simply won't care.
  9. Having to evade NPCs isn't what makes sailing less boring. Having to actually sail a bit more and fighting waves and the wind in general via adjusting sail area or trim with active rudder inputs is what would make it more interesting. Besides the factor wind there isn't much "sailing" in the OW. But I can also see that many don't what to constantly adjust and watch their ship during a cruise from Kingston to Aves. EDIT: aggressive coast guard NPCs in safe zones though sounds interesting. Or even hired and equipped by clans.
  10. So If I understand your statement right then this is a deliberate gameplay decision and there is no chance to get a correct height map for the region and additional cosmetic and visual features to bring beauty and variety to the Caribbean?
  11. Cecil Selous

    New officers and crew mechanic idea!

    Well, in a way you can say that the officers are just fancy names for books since they completely replace the book knowledge system. Yes they are needed to sail effectively but you can also sail a ship without them. This would be the equivalent to a ship without used knowledge slots. But officers shouldn't be hard to get. You ask the admiralty and they "assign" them to you. From then on they are yours and gradually gain experience by sailing and fighting with you and thus give higher bonuses from battle to battle. A player should be able to have several officers of one kind (multiple surgeons, masters and of course lieutenants). Although there should also be a max number. Enough to crew almost all ships you have but fully crewing a lot of line ships shouldn't be possible though. If we need a money sink then let officers on land, who aren't out sailing, be trained by the academy Absolutely. A reasonable hard cap is needed. I would say a good margin below the value, which is the possible maximum at the moment with the best books. Regarding the crew progression I am also with you but like I mentioned I believe that it is too complex to track the whole nameless crew. Especially when you switch between ships with varying crew sizes and several outposts. So maybe only focus on the officers. The idea behind sturdiness and thickness was just that a better maintained ship is in also in a better condition. Some kind of higher effective thickness or sail cloth strength if they are looked after and not left to rotten away. But I understand the fantasy argument and this could be crossed off the list. Regarding your second point. It is the same like I wrote above. Very difficult to keep track of all ordinary seamen across all of your outposts and ships and maybe also very time consuming and frustrating. So crew availability like we have now but their performance is tied to the officers. Officers get names of course. Random like we already had a few patches ago. If they die they are dead and you need a new one for the job. You ask the admiralty for a new one or you take one from your pool that is already trained or combat experienced. But they should be tied to outposts and can't be teleported around the map except via your one allowed ship tow. What should happen when an officer dies during a battle? His bonuses shouldn't be lost for this battle right? I mean the crew was still trained by him and don't just forget everything suddenly. I don't think that you as a captain should pay their income. The academy should be the money and doubloon sink although it isn't very realistic either that I as the captain have to pay for their training . But I believe the academy is needed since we sink a lot and starting from 0 every day can't be the goal. So over time you have a decent sized officer pool spread around the map and your outpost that have an average experience. You will also have some favorites that maybe reached the cap and are your best. They will hopefully have grown to your heart and you will take good care of them. It would be very hurtful if a random ball shot of an inferior enemy kills them.
  12. Cecil Selous

    New officers and crew mechanic idea!

    Hello fellow sailors this will be a long reading. On the 28 August 2018 @admin posted this at the bottom of page 3 of the patch 26 thread I always had some thoughts about this and now want to share it and explain how I imagine a new officer and crew system could potentially look like. First of all I always thought that crew in this game stays to much on the sideline and has no real value other than being needed to crew a ship. Sure we have to pay a certain amount of reals to replace lost sailors but atm these are peanuts and nobody should have a problem to pay for crew. If you constantly loose first rates it could be expensive but if you constantly sail first rates, fight with them, lose and replace them, then I think that money isn't a real problem for you anyway. What I also mean with value of crew is that we don’t really care about them. We don’t even surrender to lessen their suffering when we are completely outmatched or outgunned. Crew is simply to cheap and easily replaced. And with the new patch we have even less incentives to surrender because it lessens the chance to get your insurance for your ship if your enemy chooses to keep the ship and not sink it. Our crew gloriously die for our cause and nobody even knows their names . Yet they are and should be the ones who make all our accomplishments possible. They load and aim the guns, they follow our (sometimes foolish) order to board and they set the sails and repair our ship. They keep the ship going. So what I propose is in not to make hiring crew way more expensive but kind of a radical approach to the existing system. Mainly the system of ship knowledge and books on which the biggest emphasis lies at the moment and which is subject of many heated discussions. Additionally I also think that it is finally the time to introduce morale and fatigue during the battle and not only during the boarding mini-game. So how do I imagine such a system? The main part is to introduce certain officer roles and make the rest of the generic crew somehow persistent (until they die of course. This is debatable due to many issues but more to that further below) To increase the performance of your ship you need an experienced crew and experienced officers who lead them. The officers and crew gain experience through sailing and fighting and they get better and better at what they do as long as they survive. So in short. Officers and crew take over the role of the current ship knowledge and books system. Basically this should make it possible for everyone who sails and fights a lot and is also successful during that to achieve a high level of knowledge and efficiency. It is not based on luck or plain grinding for rare books. Or paying a fortune to get the rarest and best books. It should level the playing field a bit and make it possible for everyone, even the average Joe and most casual player to achieve this if he wants. The foundation of this is the officer corps of your ship. So in the ensuing chapter I would like to introduce and explain the main officer roles to you and what I think would be their skillset respectively their duties on board of the ship and of course why I think so. Furthermore, as a disclaimer, the whole system shouldn't get out of hands like some skill books obviously do. It is important that a fully experienced crew should never break current existing hard caps on bonuses. Maybe even those caps should be lowered all together. But this may be a whole different topic. Officers: Players can have several officers because we also have several ships and of course need to crew them. We already had the officer mechanic (with name and perks) albeit only for one at a time. This time we get more. Maybe we can even implement some kind of training in the new academy building. So Officers who aren't on a ship can also be trained and gain xp at a smaller rate. I don't think that it should cost reals to hire officers. They get assigned by the admiralty and are also paid by it. No investment for the player here. On the other hand I can also imagine a market for good and experienced officers, so who knows. Lieutenants: The Lieutenants are the only other commissioned officers on board besides the captain. They are watchkeepers and have various other tasks on the ship. For example they commanded a sections of cannons and are in general a role model for the rest of the crew and supervise their work (hence the watchkeeping). That’s why I thought of these traits in the picture above. A very experienced lieutenant knows everything about his craft and naval warfare. He can teach how to increase the reload speed and how to aim properly because he also learned form the best. A very experienced Lieutenant is well respected and trusted. He gets the best out of his men and they do their best to not disappoint him. He keeps a cool head even in the fiercest battle and keeps the morale of his men high. He leads by example. Since there were mostly more than one Lieutenant on the ship I think that their bonuses could add up but give diminishing returns as their number keeps rising. So SOLs will have an advantage over smaller ships in this case but still not as much as simply adding up the bonuses. Below a small table about the amount of officers on board of English ships I found (please correct me if this is wrong). Master: The master’s main responsibility is the navigation and sailing of the ship. To make sure of good sailing capabilities of the ship one of his tasks is to look after the stowing of the hold and the ballast to get the best possible weight distribution --> hence his effect on the roll angle and other sailing qualities of the ship. For navigation purposes his task is to calculate the position of the ship. So I would finally introduce a feature that makes it possible to get the players position on the map. For gameplay purposes and the possibility of gaining experience in this trait I would say the position should not be pinpoint exact but with good accuracy. Thus the accuracy increases with experience. I think the position on the map should be updated once per in game day and maybe the player could demand a rough position whenever he likes (maybe also only once or two times a day?). His other traits derive of the fact, that he is responsible for the sailing and supervision of sailing maneuvers. Since one of his tasks is also the provision and condition of the sails and rigging, he could share some traits with the boatswain/bosun (further below, debatable!). Surgeon: sorry, no picture here Our beloved surgeon. His tasks are clear. Treat the wounded and amputate extremities. I would say his only in game skill should be that he affects the effectiveness of the rum usage. Though I would change rum to something more medical like bandages and bone saws or whatever I also have an idea for a new casualty system but I will explain it further below when I come to the rest of the crew. Gunner: The gunner. An important person for us players who like to fight. He is in charge of the main guns and the rest of the armament and gunnery tools including the ammunition and the powder room itself. So a greater experience in his work will lead to better maintenance of weapons and ammunition. For example sharper cutlasses, cleaner and more accurate muskets/swivels. Well maintained cannons, tackles and cannonballs including well calculated powder charges (by experience) and their perfect composition for round shot, double shot and double charge will lead to better accuracy, penetration and reload speed. As he gains experience his supervision of the powder room makes it less likely that a catastrophic mishap will happen. Carpenter The carpenter’s duty is it to keep an eye on the condition of the ship. The maintenance of the hull, the seams and the caulking, the masts and the yards is his responsibility. During battle he and his mates will fix leaks and if possible take care of repairable damages. Boatswain/Bosun A very important person on the ship. His main tasks include the inspection of the ships equipment and supervising the work that is done during the daily routine. He supervises the sailmaker and the ropemaker and is also responsible for maintenance of the sails, rigging and cordage. He is also responsible for the discipline of the ordinary crew in fulfilling their assigned tasks. During emergencies he coordinates the firefighting or other emergency procedures. Marine Captain/Seargent Another major change that I would like to see. Every warship has a certain complement of marines. No matter what and no extra books needed (we can talk about pirates who didn’t have them. Maybe everyone of them is a berserker ). I found some tables for the royal navy that showed the usual marine complement for every rate but I also think we could settle on some realistic values after a good debate. Back to the commanding officer of the marines. He is responsible for the training of his men to make sure they are the best at what they do. This includes offensive and defensive training with muskets, cutlasses, grenades and the deck cannons. A highly trained marine also has a higher morale and is a fierce fighter in a boarding action. To not make books absolutely obsolete I can think about a slot for every officer where you can choose a duty specific book or perk but I am not really a fan of this. Bonus Purser: I had no real idea for the purser but with the new patch and the introduction of doubloons I can think of one thing. Maybe the purser can hide a fraction of the looted doubloons during a cruise because he knows some place to hide it and in general is a sneaky bastard. This way there is always a part of your loot that is safe from the enemy in case you get captured. The rest of the crew: Now to the rest of the crew. Contrary to what I said earlier, we don’t need to know their names . But they are the most important people on the ship. They are the ones who fulfill the task that were assigned to them by their superiors. They should also gain experience with battles they survive and get better at what they do. I would say very small percentages that will add up if you are really successful and take care of your men. Now comes the difficult part. How does the game keep track of unnamed sailors? How do we manage that without killing the database with too much information? How to keep track if a part of the crew dies and then the player decides to change the ship, let’s say from frigate to SOL, where he now has new crew with different xp additionally to the remaining crew from the frigate. I couldn’t find a simple and satisfying solution for that. Is it even worth to make such huge efforts to keep track of nameless sailors? Although I would really want a totally persistent crew, I can't really think of a system that wouldn't be a huge pain in the ass, overly complex and a giant strain on the database. Perhaps you have some great ideas for this? So maybe we simply leave them as no-names and just make their performance dependent on the officers’ experience? But then I would still implement a morale and fatigue value for the ordinary crew. The morale of the ship’s crew is important for their performance. With decreasing morale their performance also decreases. We could argue if this should affect the speed of their actions like reloading guns, setting sails and turning of the yards or if it should only play a role in case of a boarding action. But I would prefer the former solution. The morale of the crew is affected by shock events on their own ship like rigging shock (maybe only when a mast actually falls), reload shock, and crew shock in a negative way but also in a positive way if the player inflicts a shock event on the enemy ship. Leaks, high fatigue and heavy losses decrease the morale. A crew/ship that initiates a boarding action should receive a very small additional bonus to morale hence they are the ones who take action and actively attack. In the case that an already heavily losing player initiates a boarding as a last desperate move, the small boost wouldn't really matter because he already lost so much more before. A loss of an officer also has a small negative impact on morale. Maybe you guys could think of more ways to affect morale, like being outnumbered, outgunned or gaining on the enemy but kind of complex and maybe just too much. Very important: Low morale should never lead to auto-surrender. This should always be in the hands of the player/captain. Maybe morale should also never reach 0 during the battle. Some kind of lower limit for this value. Fatigue should definitely affect the speed of the crews actions. Fatigue should start at 0 every battle and slowly increases over time. Very slow in the beginning and at an increasing rate the longer the battle lasts. With every reloading cycle of the main guns the crew gets more and more tired and reloads slower and their accuracy gets worse (Ok, impact on accuracy is maybe too hard). Every yard turn and setting of sails increases the fatigue level and lowers the speed with which these task are performed. Handling fewer sails could decrease the rate of fatigue gain. Pumping and repairing (emergency repairs) increases the value. Wounded soldiers returning to duty are more tired than fresh and healthy sailors (more to that below). A very high fatigue value also affects the morale of the crew (some kind of threshold that needs to be reached in order to trigger this). Both morale and fatigue should decrease/increase very slow at the beginning and should only have very small effects. With severe loss of morale and high fatigue levels the effects should increase dramatically. Morale loss and fatigue should also be a function of crew and officer xp (less if more experienced and trained). Now to the part which I already mentioned during the description of the surgeon. A new wounded state is introduced. Sailors can not only be killed and then magically brought back to life by rum but the casualties should be divided into dead and wounded. Only wounded can be treated by the surgeon and maybe return to duty. Also in case of a crew shock event like a very good rake, a part of the lost crew during that should slowly come back over time. I see no way around RNG here to determine how many are only in shock or just took cover and return to duty. The rest is either dead or wounded. Even better would be to have three states. Dead, incapacitated and wounded. Only a part of the wounded can return to duty in a battle. Incapacitated sailors can only be brought back after a battle. But, this is just a bonus. So how is this achievable? The way I understand our current crew loss system is that if a crew hit box is hit there is a probability calculation of how many are actually disabled. I don’t know if it is that simple to just add another probability calculation to determine if a man is dead or wounded. It would be a lot of rng and I know you guys don't like it but as I see it this is already the case when it comes to crew loss calculations? For officers I think that a similar mechanic could be used. If this image below of the hit boxes on the ship is still accurate then I would propose that at the start of a battle the officers are assigned randomly to certain hit boxes that are likely positions of the in a battle. Maybe add a few extra hit boxes because right now it looks like there are only hit boxes behind each gun (again, if this is still an accurate depiction of hit boxes). For example the surgeon down below in the ship, though it should be very unlikely that he gets hit there. Or assign the gunner to the magazine. A bigger hit box amidships where master and maybe (or maybe not) a lieutenant can be. And because this isn't complex enough already, we need another probability calculation on top for the officers which determines if an officer assigned to a hit box gets hit and killed/wounded. The chance to lose and officer due to enemy cannon fire is of course way lower than for the average sailor. But it can happen. So why all the fuss? Mainly I would like to get rid off almost all skill books this way (please don't stone me to death). With a sophisticated crew mechanic every players has the possibility to get a good working and effective ship. On the other hand the crew and their officers have more value than simply a bit of gold. Maybe there also develops a better connection of players to their officers and crew. This is for all the roleplayers out there. A surrender is a more likely option to safe the crew and prevent their total loss. This is where I come to my final point. Surrender. A historic aspect and probably the most likely outcome of a battle back in the day. What happens after a surrender? After a surrender the remaining crew and officers are safe. No dead officers equals no hard earned experience is lost, which would be the case if the ship sinks. Maybe you lost a few officers but that’s still better than all of them. Doubloons are assigned to the captor and all captains that did damage to the ship. The captor additionally gets a monetary reward for the remaining enemy crew and their officers. The value is determined according to their experience. This is simulating the ransom for the prisoners of war, which the enemy nation would have to pay to get their officers and sailors back. The captor gets a part of that from his admiralty. I don’t know if the captain who surrendered should be punished with a small real payment somehow. I would say no. It is debatable. Maybe the returning of the crew is delayed until he can pay his part (this would only make sense if we really track the xp of the ordinary crew, but see the problems above). The winner and captor is always paid immediately. An additional scuttle mechanic could also be interesting. Ship gets abandoned and set on fire while the crew escapes into the ship's boats. Crew is still captured but the ship is sunk. Maybe if close to friendly ships/forces the crew doesn't get captured. Then all doubloons would be safe. Interesting but I can also see a lot possibilities to troll and grief here. If this crew loss system is too harsh because you always lose all your experience when you sink we could talk about the possibility that a part of the crew and officers almost always survives via RNG. For example even if a ship sinks some swim away and get rescued by friendly or enemy ships (prisoners in that case and ransom/reward for the enemy). A small summery: Pros: the best possible ship performance isn't limited to players who have all the rare books bonuses aren't over the top if they are capped at reasonable values potential to make ship performances more equal or at least the difference between both extremes not so large even the best sometimes have to start at zero again crew has a real value and purpose a new incentive to surrender books can be wiped too at release (sorry) Cons: hard earned and grinded books become useless and all the work was for nothing too complicated and performance intensive harsh impact on database maybe frustrating if you lose too often and never really gain experience and knowledge many more I can't think of right now but I bet you can So this was a wall of text but I wanted to get this idea out. It is here to discuss and debate. I am not demanding this to be implemented. I often have some complicated ideas that might not really work or simply wouldn’t be fun in the long run and I just don’t see or realize it mainly because I have no clue how a game is developed or how hard to code it is. But nobody prevents me from posting it right? In my mind this all works best with my other idea thread about new gunnery mechanics and maybe even with an overhauled ship damage/hit box/penetration system (perhaps I will write something about this too some day)
  13. Cecil Selous

    Moderation rules

    "feeling like talking to a wall" is not a really heavy insult in my opinion. It is a fairly common phrase used in german or english to express a slight frustration if you might feel that your counterpart in a discussion doesn't really listen to you and don't understand you or sometimes doesn't want to understand you. Heck, I use it often when I discuss or argue with friends. It is in no way a hostile insult or of a magnitude that justifies a permanent ban. @admin I think you overreacted a bit here.
  14. And that's how it should be. Getting reports about the enemy disrupting your trade or attacking your fellow nationals and sailing out to find and fight them. Revenge ganking in the form where it causes trouble and isn't liked by many, totally skips the part, where you have to find them. It also doesn't give the ones in the instance a chance to avoid it (other than not going there at all). Of course it is maybe satisfying to see gankers getting ganked, but I think that it is still a huge problem. Especially now that you have your most valuable lot in your hold and players spawn on their fleet ships in the exact same place where the battle started when they lose their main ship in the instance while their fleet could successfully escape.
  15. Invisibility that works both ways maybe. You can't be seen and you can't see anything too (if that is possible).