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Henry d'Esterre Darby

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  1. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts enters testing phase

    Interested here as well. I love the big guns!
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    Flags Flags Flags

    Very soon. Google Translate: Очень скоро
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    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.
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    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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
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    Insults in nation chat.

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

    JSON looking thing keeps showing up

    I'm using Chrome successfully, likely not Chrome.
  12. 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.
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    Atlantic coast shenanigans

    I'm not sure this rises to the level of tribunal, but I'll point it out to the Devs.
  14. Are you running Windows 7?
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    Open world UI feedback (2018)

    My understanding is that differentiation for icons will occur in a future update. For now, using the search function is your best bet to quickly narrow down what you're looking for (I even do this in Windows to open files and programs that I want, I rarely use the windows application popup any more).
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    Real-Life Sailors, Muster!

    lol I love lasers because they're crank as hell - when it's gusty, you're constantly feathering the sheet and at times hiking your body out perpendicular to the deck. It's like dancing on a razor's edge between going fast and getting dumped into the water.
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    Real-Life Sailors, Muster!

    I grew up cruising and racing a Catalina 25, my father still owns a newer model. Also have match raced Lasers in the local lake with the local sailing club. Past that, have sailed a Frosty and a Sabot, and a small collection of Hobie Catamarans in the neighborhood of 21ft or so. The largest private sailboat I've been on was a Tartan 44 owned by a friend of the family. Here was an outing from a while back in the Laser. It was really gusty that day, I ended up walking the side a couple of times when my sheet became fouled.
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    Unacceptable insults

    Chat insults can be reported by right clicking the person's name on the insult and clicking "Report". Upon receiving enough reports, the person is silenced forever. Report and ignore as a start. I'll refer this thread to see if the insults rise to the level of immediate action. Thank you.
  19. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    War of the lovers revisited

    Cars? Real world nations? Let's keep it to in-game stuff here folks. Thank you.
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    I'm excited for the Flags Flags Flags DLC/loot.
  21. Henry d'Esterre Darby

    Bring back Outlaw Battles!

    Err....you're pirates. You're supposed to be forming internal coalitions and fighting each other - might makes right. Leave namby pamby friendly talks and full consensus to the filthy nationals. 😎
  22. Ping is not part of feedback here. Let’s get back on the topic of patch feedback please.
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    Battlesail fighting

    Personally, I'd rather greatly increase the chance of losing a mast on sail damage (can add a multiplier to any ball or chain that impacts sails/masts), and have a significant chance of a fire when firing your guns when you're not in battlesails. Full sails during a battle should be a gambit last ditch effort to escape, not a normal state of affairs.
  24. Are your instructions written down or posted anywhere? Would you consider writing them up and posting them as a tutorial, that would be very beneficial for both new and old players alike.
  25. The rule is not to respond to people questioning why you moderated something or criticizing your moderating - 9 out of 10 times it's counterproductive. Complaints may always be made and will always be investigated. Either you'd like me to look into this, or you don't, in which case the matter will be closed. It's up to you.