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  1. Sitting at the Benbo for too long now.

  2. Thanks for the advice: looks like I never had installed vjoy-drivers - or: what to look for and where?
  3. Ok, no joystick here (but has been used with my rig as well as pedals BEFORE installing NA, hence: uninstalling any drivers, plug in devices?) and got the non-centering rudder-bug now for the first time, playing with the new patch for some time since. Appreciate any help as I am very bad at aiming/tacking and checking a so-and-so centered rudder at the same time Edit: And yes, I did erase the input data in the NA registry, then to start with new/default key-bindings. And a (kind of final?) edit: I found somewhere here that it is important to assign "first" and "second" input to the same key (2x2 lines!) This worked for me - so far.
  4. Same here, new to this non-firing bug (and: firing all of a sudden) since my rig uploaded new patch yesterday. Seems like the bigger the PVP, the more likely. Edit: Having read the above posts I remember, that I most likely had switched to double before the bug appeared. Can hardly think of chain, ball and crate causing the non-firing experience ...
  5. +1, yes, what is this? Thought it came with the patch, isn´t it? Miss the excitement and mostly entertaining chats in the lobby after auto-update tonight.
  6. To tell you the truth: stormy weather is my chance to have a good fight, and I am actually doing better (looking at the dmg-points gained and the opportunity to survive bigger battles) than in flat water, where I am always mixed up with staying close to the team without ramming them, or get out of the way for the heavier armed in our fleet. In storm everyone seems more on his own, forced to take initiative, trying to compete with waves and wind, observing more carefully his own position and looking for a target in reach. Whereas "in line" I am either a danger to my fellows or of no need. And, yes, I tried to be obedient to orders given. In storm orders are more of a suggestion, which I can follow or neglect due to the very situation. Just my two cents, and of course a very individual view on fighting under circumstances that appear unwanted to most (as in real life).
  7. Godspeed, and all the best for 2015!
  8. ... yes, I was also pretty baffled to see (and read) how important gaining dmg-points became to most of even the higher ranks. Me, a major IRL and not an Admiral, don´t feel like ready for a Constitution, Victory or Santissima, and can imagine improving game-/teamplay with my brig or Surprise.
  9. My apologies, sir. Alas, all said that had to be said
  10. Same happened to me yesterday in my second Trafalgar battle (only it must have been a Trinco I rammed). I got stuck with the commands, but first fault was to get out of the firing range for our bigger vessels - and instead of slowing down (and fall back again) I turned towards them, not realizing I wasn´t the last in line So if it comes to judging who is wrong, and who did right, I am always eager to admit that I am still learning (not about "starboard", but about sailing/aiming/winning or surviving the game). I feel bad if someone (not only "my side") is damaged because I couldn´t stop in time or got in between the bigger ones, but, heck, it is a game, and if in battle one easily targets for a course or a bait, not watching too carefully for others. Which is how I got a broadside into an enemy ship a few days ago, that was heading for a cutter of my fleet
  11. Watching the TV series (which I haven´t heard of before, living outside the UK) with my daughter on my knees actually keeps me from improving my sailing and aiming skills in NA. Thank you for this.
  12. Does anyone see an interference, more like a flicker, as well when the battle is launched (mainly PvE Light ships here, but same with PvP)? First time I saw this I thought I get kicked out or the computer will shut down. But as game started I didn´t worry too much: just interested if I am the only one and/or if this is related to patch and/or Nvidia-drivers.
  13. I will! But with a nome-de-guerre like mine 1660 onwards would be nice - still, looking at all those beautiful ships on the wishlist, how will the devs/servers separate the baroque ships from the Napoleonic ones (= not to end up in a game similar to "War of Thunder")? Darn: It is "nom de guerre" = which shows that i am only good at French wine!
  14. Never rammed anyone on purpose! BUT it is true that two to three times I hit a Brig or bigger (in PvE) with my Lynx and/or cutter broadside, fearing my own vessel might leak, but instead got a chance to fire at short distance as well - then to see the other ship sink while my small one drifted apart nearly unharmed. I hear you say: So this is how he gains his points ...
  15. Similar happened to me yesterday, fighting alongside a bigger vessel that left me alone with two ships in PvE. I asked what was going on, but even got no answer (or: simply a "Huh?" at the end with that 2 kills). Anyhow, next battles I found mates (like "thorulf" and "dickie") that helped me gain my "Brig" for the first time. So any frustrating experience with sitting ducks is forgotten as you find a community that enjoys fighting instead. And, yes, "I love being outmatched and having the chance of pulling off an upset, it's a great feeling (NorthernWolves)" with this game (!) especially. Think of Horblower/Gregory Peck and "El Supremo"
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