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  1. Perso j'ai stoppé ma participation à l'organisation justement pour que les clans trouvent un terrain d'entente de manière moins artificielle. Les occasions de construction il y en a eu beaucoup, basées soit sur le leadership EdR (premiers mois), soit sur des discussions et compromis (CSNF), soit sur des décisions centralisées (conseil de guerre), soit sur une fédération des clans (entraide ponctuelle). Aucune n'a porté de fruits sur le long terme. Avoir quelqu'un qui arrondit les angles ça demande aussi (et surtout) que les clans prennent sur eux. Quelqu'un qui passe du temps à discuter avec les leaders c'est facile, convaincre une large majorité de personnes dans chaque clan français c'est une autre paire de manches. La difficulté étant de faire un compromis entre les souhaits internes à un clan et les aspirations de la majorité des clans. La faction France a mal commencé avec un déficit en XP dès les premiers jours de l'early access, puis a été pénalisée par son rythme de jeu (peu de joueurs le week-end), puis par la combinaison de ses choix diplomatiques et des mécanismes de conquête intensive (voyages de plusieurs heures, veille jusqu'à 2h du mat'), puis par le mécanisme des Lord Windows combiné avec sa population franco-française (conquête stoppée net), et enfin par les night-flips. Les tensions entre les clans n'ont pas amélioré la situation, ou ont aussi été une conséquence de tous ces désavantages. En tout cas on n'a jamais réussi à construire une flotte de guerre pouvant rivaliser avec celles d'autres factions. Et aucun clan français ne peut se targuer d'avoir toujours fait son maximum pour l'ensemble de la faction. Ce sont des choix difficiles que de se ranger avec la majorité ou de soutenir la minorité. Dans les deux cas il faut non seulement gérer le mécontentement dans son propre clan, mais aussi appuyer ses promesses par des actions. Le jeu s'oriente de plus en plus vers une prépondérance du clan au lieu du rôle central de la faction. Chaque clan (ou alliance de clans) a la possibilité de gérer ses affaires comme il l'entend, sans devoir nécessairement rendre de comptes. Peut-être qu'un équilibre émergera chez les français.
  2. I said this patch I wouldn't get involved in any organization and would just follow the moves. I told the clans that the patch would snowball hard and went straight for Haïti solo. I cared about your concerns but wouldn't have tried to persuade the Haïti clans to go back to FR, not only because I usually support any fresh initiative, but because the FR clans should have been able to defend from the Swedes if they would have organized themselves. The first meeting, after having fed the Swedes for 5 days, was already too late to get back on conquest. The Haïti clans helped to flip Dominica and to tried to counter-gank the Swedes, but against full Gazelles there's no point. Why should they be taken responsible for and why should they have compensated for the lack of organization in the Antilles ? Yes with the Council disbanded, any clan could have taken the lead in the Antilles, either about meetings, defense or diplo. Didn't happen. Fair game.
  3. I'd say both should be given the right spot. Conquering far from borders should be possible but require a special organization (planning, maybe logistics and help from allies) Capturing all ports (or raiding them) would expand the conquest gameplay. But capturing a regional capital has some added epicness. When all ports could be captured, many players left because the conquest was too intensive. With only regions, the conquest lacks dynamism (but that also depends on other factors such as combat balance and PB victory mechanisms).
  4. No flip was funny too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV1uCRt8LHQ&list=PLLMXPAq3a7KCYxD-atAf1nu3KTUiLvqOp&index=62
  5. Lots of magicz ) One of the first super fleet large scale battles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RviTteur-nA&t=3s&index=64&list=PLLMXPAq3a7KCYxD-atAf1nu3KTUiLvqOp The Cutter tourney (when tracking shot was found to be OP): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjUh1My-kBM&index=54&list=PLLMXPAq3a7KCYxD-atAf1nu3KTUiLvqOp Sea Trials in a light storm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuZot1zW2cs&index=6&list=PLLMXPAq3a7KAUseicD-Td288-HOLPSAD1 Pop of the OW, planning the third try to reach Old Providence: Logbook: The actual travel - never found Old Providence, but eventually reached La Tortue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4Q97mRTBHw Pop of the map, Provindence ! Launch of the EA, the first evening with the Frenchies where we talk food and NA for 5 hours ) After cooking some munitions, we launch a campaign against our cheese neighbours, we take Scarborough with 4 flags. Best war ever ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V78LFZti-9k&list=PLLMXPAq3a7KAUseicD-Td288-HOLPSAD1&index=4 The Danish diplomacy at the Black Friday negociations: "not negociable !" The Conseil Stratégique: The end of the Tour de France, forcing a blocus of 30 brits at Jagua Bay with a few screeners and a full yellow T Lynx to place the last flag at 15sec. The mass brawls in shallow PBs that feel like naval pogos, and at the end 3 sinking ships remain and we ask: "was that magic ?"
  6. Propaganda on ? On the first monday we bought 4 flags and placed 3 one after the other. The Dutch bought 4 and sent 2 together which were sunk on the open sea. We have no problem with that btw. It gives some small scale actions for scouts, screens and new players.
  7. Who paid the first half ?
  8. Yes it was maybe one ship, but the one after all the others, after we thought everything was eventually settled. But tbh those DRUNK events in the nation chat just gathered some of the French player base against Sweden. I mentioned them to explain the reasons of the deteriorated relationships, but those didn't trigger the war by themselves. But they contributed. I never heard about changing the name of DRUNK, personally I don't mind, but I'd guess Kierrip asked because he thought that might have improved our nations relationships by removing the DRUNK = anger warning in the mind of many many French players. As a sign of change or something ? He didn't meant it as offensive or anything.
  9. No, the DRUNKs ganked first and that triggered our rogue players on Basse-Terre and Saint George's. French players told us they had been ganked, but they had no screenshot, so we thought we had none (no screenshot = didn't happen rule). However, we checked the date of the screenshot we had: http://prnt.sc/b6j5hk. This one happened on the 5th of May, i.e. after the DRUNKs joined the Swedish Council before our rogue players retook the ports There's also the video with the date and the respawn at Grand Anse showing how south the DRUNKs had sailed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuc3eICCspQ&feature=youtu.be. We can see the DRUNKs lurking around looking for juicy targets. The agreement was that we wouldn't declare war to Sweden if the ports wouldn't be defended. Denmark-Norway hadn't declared war yet - the agreement wasn't that Sweden could attack Danish ports. Common we've been complaining about those ganks for weeks, talking about them with diplomats for dozens of hours. And for those saying that we weren't friendly and loyal: 28th February - After Black Friday, we propose some ports because Sweden is a great ally and we had joined the First War with the main goal of providing ports to Sweden Sweden launches a flag against the United Provinces despite our ask to not drag us into an unbalanced war against them Sweden conquers a pirate port despite our ask to talk about it first - we refuse to declare war to the pirate coalition Sweden gives the port back We cancel our alliance with Sweden because we value an alliance as a partnership, and we don't want to be dragged into wars without having talked about it http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/8715-political-situation-pvp-1-eu/?p=206357 We maintain our proposal to give ports because we consider the Swedes as friends 10th March - Sweden attacks Saint George's (and declares war to the United Provinces 2 days later btw: http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/11889-pvp1-sweden-at-war-with-the-dutch/ ) France stays neutral, and lets Saint George's to either Sweden or the United Provinces for their war 22th March - France gives Basse-Terre to Sweden because it is a live oak port close to their capital 1st April - French independant players retake Basse-Terre which served for DRUNK as a base for gank operations 8th April - Sweden accepts the French proposal about Basse-Terre: any Swedish warship can be attacked near that coast, the traders can't be attacked and we'll use screenshots as proofs Sweden asks us for a silver port because the Dutch don't agree on letting them Saint George's 9th April - Sweden and the United Provinces sign peace: http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/13041-swedish-and-dutch-declares-peace/ 10th April - France would accept to give a silver port to Sweden if the Dutch would give Saint George's back to the French, since we are now allied - otherwise the French independant players wouldn't accept it Denmark-Norway and France propose to talk about an alliance to Sweden, to form that Eastern Alliance Sweden refuses to ally with France 21th April - Sweden wants to fight the pirates - France would declare war to Sweden if they would declare war to the pirate coalition 23th April - Sweden and the United Provinces sign a defensive pact: http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/8715-political-situation-pvp-1-eu/?p=248022- Sweden has no intention to make far conquest operations 1st May - Sweden gets ports from the British in the pirate front in Cuba 5th May - The DRUNKs ganks in front of Grand Anse At that point, France had few reasons left to try to solve things by diplomacy. But still we tried.
  10. Twig, - The CSNF said it wouldn't stay neutral if Sweden would declare war to the pirate coalition. Sweden didn't declare war to the pirate coalition, the CSNF didn't declare war to Sweden. - My spoken declaration is official because I'm an official diplomat. - The agreement happened before you attacked the Danish port, and not on thursday. - I deleted the screenshots but gave them to the diplomats. All the French clans were very happy when we heard that the DRUNK would stop their attacks - at least the first times. I hope this cleared some of the fog, and will stick to the initial post which is the official position of the French Council. We didn't want that war and still wish the situation will be solved diplomatically.
  11. Twig, - The war declaration was done without posting on any forum, I told it directly and officially to the diplomats and to some other Swedish players, as we used to do when we were allies. - The agreement (sunday) was: we let you one more day, but don't defend the ports. The Danish declaration happened on monday, after you attacked their port. - Our rogue players attacked the ports after DRUNK ganked again. It's true we didn't have all the screenshots however. Since we didn't want to base things on screenshots, we gave you back the ports.
  12. Twig, as a diplomat I'm the voice of the CSNF. - We declared war before attacking - If you talk about the agreement letting the Swedes one more day before we took back the ports, that was before Sweden attacked a Danish port. - We know there were attacks from both nations, that's why we didn't mind so much some attacks and chose to let time pass. However, after DRUNK joined the Swedish council and we were told they wouldn't attack anymore (for good), after Sweden settled in Cuba having been given ports from the British, DRUNK attacked again. We gave screenshots. That's why some rogue players (not clans) attacked the ports. And the CSNF decided to give them back. - Yes, the CSNF decided to not accept that neither Sweden nor the United Provinces could declare war on the pirate coalition without us siding with our enemies' enemy. Aegir, even a small nation has to be responsible for its actions. As France, we try to be.
  13. Open world PvP was restricted in home waters, especially ganking lone players near the port we had given. The Danes proposed to fix the situation, Sweden refused. Still the issue could have been settled without attacking a Danish port afterwards. We Frenchies showed friendliness and got acts contradicting the declarations.
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