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Crankey

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About Crankey

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  • Birthday 07/13/1964

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    Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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    History, in particular Napoleonic Naval.
    Recommended Fiction authors.
    Patrick O'Brian
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    Julian Stockwind
  1. Hi Ink, I have the confirmation of payment and account creation. but cannot find the email holding the code. It is possible I have accidentally deleted the mail as I have done a recent purge.
  2. HI, I have installed my Age of Sail onto my Desktop and wanted to also put it onto my laptop. I am at a loss where to go to download the client again. Could someone point me in the right direction or drop a suitable link in please. Thank-you Crankee
  3. Thank-you for the replies, and being patient with my double posts. Yes I will start with Age of Sail and pick up Dreadnought at a later date. Thank-you @Ink for clarification about permissible streaming content. Look forward to reviewing and playing as I go. Merry Xmas
  4. Thank-you for the replies guys. Much appreciated. Once the family side of Xmas is out of the way, I will set to working out how to plug all of my streaming kit together and hopefully start streaming in the next couple of days. It also Sounds like Age of Sail is where to start, being the closer to launch. Merry Xmas
  5. Hi Forums o/ Hi to anyone who knows me from way-back in my Naval Action career. (I have posted a similar topic in Age of Sail forum, apologies for doubling up but wan't sure which was most active) I'm interested in trying out Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail and Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts. I have two questions. My first question is: Which of the two titles is more complete. My second question: I am intending to stream for the first time in the new year, using Twitch and would like to stream content for one or both titles. Could anyone link or inform me of what protocols/permissions are required, content that can be viewed and discussed etc. Many Thanks Crankee_Oldgit
  6. Hi Forums o/ Hi to anyone who knows me from way-back in my Naval Action career. (I have posted a similar topic in Dreadnoughts forum, apologies for doubling up but wan't sure which was most active) I'm interested in trying out Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail and Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts. I have two questions. My first question is: Which of the two titles is more complete. My second question: I am intending to stream for the first time in the new year, using Twitch and would like to stream content for one or both titles. Could anyone link or inform me of what protocols/permissions are required, content that can be viewed and discussed etc. Many Thanks Crankee_Oldgit
  7. Hi All, Returning player after a long break away. There used to be an online or downloadable page/software that when you entered ship type/Wood type/Planking type the effects of those choices would populate the basic ship data such as new armour values, speeds, turn rates etc etc. I can;t remember its name and sadly no longer have a bookmark to its location. I was wondering if anyone knows the name of the file or web page so that I can theory craft builds before committing to them. Or if it is known the software is no longer current and unavailable let me know. Many Thanks
  8. I am late to this discussion and may have missed some posts. There is currently a game series called "NWS Steam and Iron" from nwswargaming.net. "Rule the Waves" is one of their games, a top down combat simulation where you run the navy of a nation (You can get sacked!) and fight fleet battles 1899 - 1925. Despite fairly basic UI and graphics the ability to choose whether you have historical ships supplied to you or to design from scratch all ships you use is awesome. There is a top down design format which allows you to place turrets, freehand draw superstructure. Decide on turret type/gun calibre, placement of turrets or barbettes etc. along with armour thicknesses to belt, deck, turrets extended deck etc etc all within design by class constraints and realistic weight limits. Then of course you got to see them sink or swim in fleet battles using those ships. It would be worthwhile the Dev's taking a look. There may even be some collaboration which may save development time. NWSwargaming.net Footnote: I'm not associated with the company or design team. I just own a copy and play their game from time to time.
  9. If you are going to have more fun as a different nation seems to me you just have to switch. We're all adults here (Well mostly) enjoy your game and hope you have more fun and less frustration in your new nation. Everything else tbh is just flannel
  10. Are the fleet AI really so impressive ? Not in my experience. So shouldn't cost so much. I agree 1 point rank 1, 2 point rank 2, 3 point rank 3 would be maximum I would be prepared to pay for 3 fleet perks. I know I would also regularly wince at how much I paid when in battle and shaking my head in despair when my AI act like drunken lubbers. Make the AI better and allow higher rated ships and less crew restrictions and sure spend all your points on 3 fleet perks.
  11. 1) Implement realistic ocean currents and weather/wind effects. Thus allowing players a speed boost on the open world map and creating potential 'hunting grounds' to intercept ship using such routes. 2) Dual teaming. Can anything be done to combat ruination of RVR situations by dual teaming players. 3) Seed local freeports with materials from surrounding ports, perhaps at increased base prices. This would assist smaller nations/clans to gather rarer resources that would otherwise be closed to them. (Not everyone wants an alt account) (PS Need to fix my details below, very out of date)
  12. Well said Spam. Review away, I even refreshed mine that I posted after just 5 hours of in game fun. You can only review a game on its current state, Its state is still in testing, so many reviews seem to miss that the game is still being developed. The only issue I had with the review posted was that other posts could be deleted by the OP, but thats Steam's issue not ours and Game Labs off topic flag appears to have prevented further tampering. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I'm still in game from time to time, but basically like many others I am waiting the launch proper. See you all then o7
  13. Looking forward to the patch. With a view to the port battles, I see the biggest problem for attention is that between decision to attack and port taken is very quick, so the community in the main will be offline and unaware so cannot take part. Adding a 7 day cool down after the fact will not reduce the en masse roll over tactics we are currently seeing. Provisions in game I think are a good thing implemented in a reasonable role. Looking forward to the decision on them.
  14. This plain and simple. Throw ships papers over the side thats about your lot. In a stern chase lasting hours maybe you could dispose of a little cargo just as naval ships could cast away guns but in game throwing your cargo away is imho griefing the player who actually bothered to pvp you. This is a PVP game right ? It took hours to fill your hold with harbour side assistance in the form of dozens maybe hundreds of extra dock workers, gantries and using your own spars as lifting frames, obviously with reduced men available (Don't forget cargo ships carried barely enough men to sail the ship) unloading was done with the extra help at port. They didn't carry porters with them. Using your own spars rigged for lifting obviously they aren;t being used as power for sailing so you would stop or be seriously slowed down.
  15. OP has a valid argument that 'something' could be done to cause nations to consider carefully over-reaching their areas of influence and 'supply lines'. An influence counter or similar per port that slowly ticks down through lack of use/supply per real day etc. Perhaps as a nation each port costs 'x' support. the further away from a friendly major port the higher that maintenance ? Definitely something that can be chewed over
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