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Henry d'Esterre Darby

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  1. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    No Names During Battle

    Wouldn't this increase incidents of intentional green on green damage with perpetrators claiming they didn't realize it was a friendly? I like the removal of player names, but would still like an obvious green or red tag for anti-abuse purposes.
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    Offline when?

    There are no plans for an offline version of this game that I'm aware of. There is a lot going on behind the scenes.
  3. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Russians in the game

    Fun gameplay with features attractive to players > historical accuracy in this case. Obviously we don't want Pirates of the Caribbean flame throwers and sea serpents/crazy stuff, but considering there is no baltic area where Russian ships might be present, considering that I believe at least one ship design in the game is of Russian origin, and stipulating that we have a Nation of Pirates where it should just be individual ships without much infrastructure, it's ok to have a Russian faction.
  4. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Need ship restitution.

    I have escalated this in Development chat.
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    Personal diffrents and ugly behavior

    I don't think anything in there rises to the level of Tribunal. Please use the chat report function next time.
  6. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Overview of DLC-flags by nation

    Awesome job @Anolytic, thanks!
  7. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Patch 28: Flags

    Please provide specific on-topic feedback on flags to this thread: Please provide suggestions for new/additional flags that were not implemented in Patch 28 to this thread:
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    Reporting posts

    That's really odd. It was likely added by the third party company that writes the forums. Perhaps there is an option in the administrative section to add "reasons" for reporting posts. Your reports are still getting through, and I don't think we even see the checked reason shown there. Funky.
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    A Treatise on Constructive Criticism

    Thanks for the advice. Constructive, on topic criticism is and has always been accepted on the forums. Off topic posts in feedback threads, trolling, calling the developers or their work names, are usually met with similarly negative results. Constructive feedback is welcome. Unconstructive feedback, insults, or similar is not.
  10. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    New search and hunt missions... really?

    That's very helpful Crusty. Thank you. So are you proposing PvE maybe having large fleet battles that players could join and fight in? Are there other content suggestions that probably wouldn't take a ton of coding that you could recommend?
  11. I love this idea.
  12. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    New search and hunt missions... really?

    I'm honestly curious - if you don't want to PvP, why do you play on the PvP server? I play on PvE mostly because I don't have a lot of time to play and end up in a big PvP scrum at the moment. I'm not saying "get gud or play PvE", I just don't think most of us understand why you would play on a PvP server and complain that there are other players out to kill you.
  13. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts enters testing phase

    Interested here as well. I love the big guns!
  14. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Flags Flags Flags

    Very soon. Google Translate: Очень скоро
  15. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Moderation rules

    Often the problem with locking a thread and leaving it up is that the content of that thread get spread all over the forums and require even more moderation. The moderation staff are purely volunteers - we do this to help Admin so that he has more time to work on the game and spends less time trying to fight forum-fires. Threads that are a pure violation of the rules will often get hidden instead of commented/locked - they usually serve as nothing more than a lodestone for bad feelings or discord to spread across multiple boards.
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    Moderation rules

    Let's get back on topic please. I'm watching.
  17. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Forum post deleted

    Admin didn't remove it, I did. I'll leave this one up to remind you that with few limitations, outside of Tribunal that discussion of moderation isn't permitted - it just leads to a crap show that wastes everyone's time. If Admin chooses to respond, he'll do so.
  18. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    To gank or not to gank

    Someone with more time (and a better memory) than I have today will need to respond.
  19. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    To gank or not to gank

    Because every solution that has been attempted (and there were quite a few attempts) caused more problems than they solved?
  20. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Christian VII - what a beautiful ship!

    I didn't realize the current DLC ships had a labor hour based cooldown. That makes sense as well.
  21. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Christian VII - what a beautiful ship!

    You are paying to skip time, not to get a superior ship. I don't like paid ships that are better than in game ships - they should have pros and cons just like the crafted ships. I also don't like paying for ships that are only 5 uses for example. A purchased asset needs to retain value or no-one will purchase it. The ship is pre-crafted as part of the "skip time" value. Perhaps it would be better to have a cool-down when the ship is destroyed instead of instant regeneration every 24 hours. Maybe 1 day per rating (inverted - e.g. a 6th rate has a 1 day cool down, 5h rates, 2 days, a 1st rate, 6 days). When the ship is destroyed, you have to wait the correct number of real world days before you can regenerate it.
  22. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Insults in nation chat.

    And that's enough of that. Thank you for the heads up.
  23. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    JSON looking thing keeps showing up

    I'm using Chrome successfully, likely not Chrome.
  24. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    New patch and community.

    Everyone is listened to. Those that choose to flame, troll, argue, or post non-constructively in feedback topics (especially those that have been around and know better) receive brief breaks for wasting the developers time. You can see tons of posts that are critical of the patches and of various features that remain up and are being discussed. Claims that dissenting opinions are silenced aren't supportable given the evidence that can be immediately seen at hand.
  25. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Atlantic coast shenanigans

    I'm not sure this rises to the level of tribunal, but I'll point it out to the Devs.