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  1. I agree! That is exactly why I hope that it will be back. Players should be able to help others if they are nearby. It was very frustrating for everyone but the gankers.
  2. We need a solution to be able and help. I remember countless times when we had to wait on OW for the battle to be over, unable to help out a solo buddy being ganked by 5 others...
  3. ^^ This! Strongly agree! The more I sail a ship the more knowledge I should gain on that particular vessel. There is no need to attach ships to each other. Why would I gain knowledge on a Trinco if I am sailing on a Surprise?
  4. Thats an intresting question sir, would like to know as well!
  5. I believe we need the timers back though. People getting killed in front of capitals in trader ships and and now you cant even help them despite the fact that you are 30 seconds away. The 2 minutes timer was good, you cant get reinforcements from far away but you can get help if your friends are in your vicinity. PVE missions are open for half an hour and the pvp battles are insta closed. What is this if not the promotion of ganking? I understand that if one does a hostility mission on enemy territory it can be attacked in order to stop him, but I see so many people doing missions in their capital region. There is no hostility generation there and when a single guy gets attacked by 4-5 others that is in fact a gank. I believe if the PVE missions are open the PVP battles should be open as well at least for a few minutes. It could work like it does in the newbie area, you can join until the BR limit is even or just simply have the timer again.
  6. There is a Naval Action Discord by the way, and the number of members are slowly growing. https://discord.gg/9ff9aeP
  7. Admin you have beat me with this comment. Was about to say the same thing. In EVE there is a lot of special edition ships, that - unlike NA - are exists in game in a limited number. Here you have the BP and you can build as many as you wish. In EVE you have a blueprint copy with x amount of runs on it so you can craft the ship lets say 10 times and its gone. They give out a few of these copies to the winner teams and thats it, never again. Those ships are truly limited. Every time one of these gets destroyed the remaining ships value goes trough the roof.
  8. Lockheed

    Not fun?

    1. Wind is very predictable. This counter-clockwise rotation needs to go away. It is very annoying when you beating up into the wind but you can not take even legs because of the constantly turning wind. Please let it blow to one direction for a while then make it slowly turn to another total random direction and stay there for a while. It would be nice if its strength wasnt constant but hey 1 step at the time. That is less annoying then its steady rotation. 2. Extremely poor variety and quality of loot. I think a PvP player should be able to maintain or grow his wallet by doing only pvp. I dont do port battles, I prefer duels or small gang pvp with 4th/5th/6th rates. In those battles you dont end up with half (or more) a million of gold so you either start trading or do pve, I have found both a very boring and a dull way to spend my time in the game. I really enjoy the combat, that is the main reason I play it and I hate that I am forced to do something I dont want to in order to be able to do pvp. I believe the loot quality and/or the gold can be earned from these battles should be improved significantly especially now, that a Fine Trinco 1mil(or a lot more). Also, in my opinion, destroyed ships should drop their cargo and modules with a % chance (every module should have a 50%-50% chance to be destroyed or appear among the loot) that would make it worth risking your precious ship with expensive modules in pvp combat. Because if I take out my exceptional (or worth the quality doesnt really matter) ship with expensive modules on it I am risking loosing it. And the most I can earn from these battles is around 50-80k gold. Im not saying that we should always earn a lot more then this, but it would be nice to have a chance to loot something expensive. Like 1 of its 3 modules dropped and it was a pink one. 3. The storms are boring. I really like that we have a storm, not a single times I have complained about it to anyone, but they are so boring. We should have massive waves and winds some damage to the rigging at least. And there are no storms whatsoever during battles. That is so disappointing, it takes away a lot of immersion. I still remember the heavy sea during the sea trials, and how much fun that was, and here we are playing a later version of the same game, with the total lack of stormy weather during combat. I really enjoy this game, I think you guys have done an amazing job so far and the way you include the community with topics like this is exceptional. Keep it up guys, we are having great fun testing this game!
  9. Nope, it was counting back b4 the first round... I did had a 2:1 crew adventage prior boarding though...
  10. Same here bud! Sadly, I was in a middle of a boarding. Guess, that dura is gone lol.
  11. Oh yes, you're right please accept my apologies English is not my main language I have been confused by the term "chased me down", I thought he was chasing you and you could not get away. I have an LGV myself but I prefer to use her sailing abilities close hauled, not many ship can follow her there. It has gold staysails, and copper and its a sweet sailing vessel. I have found the speed of Rattlesnakes and Renomees quite dangerous to her so I have decided to further strengthen her already exceptional upwind capabilities. She is quite fast downwind but I do not think she would be a match for the Endymion/Renomee/Rattlesnake so im not surprised the Endymion was faster since she is the fastest ship in the game as far as I know.
  12. Here the numbers with 24/9/9/9 armaments. Thats a LOT of crew on gunnery! As long as you can maintain your speed its fine and happy, but the moment you drop bellow 5kn and just think about tacking you will wish that you would had wear the ship instead. I will probably end up using her with 18 pounders especially, because the speed difference on the one I have capped (Bermuda Cedar, French Refit) is 0,03kn between 18 and 12 pounders. It is a very nice ship when it comes to run down someone downwind, she has a very decent armament ( can be fitted with 32pounder carronades on both decks ) and she is really beautifully done.
  13. Turn upwind and say goodbye! Endymion's sailing profile: Le Gros Ventre's sailing profile: Learn the strength of your ship and use it to your adventage. If you running downwind you will never going to get away it's one of the fastest if not the fastest downwind sailer in the game at the moment and compared with an LGV she is really bad upwind. I was in a fight where we were chasing an LGV with a Surprise and an Endymion in our fleet, but this guy sailed ridiculously close to the wind, and the Endymion was miles behind the whole time. There is no easier situation in an LGV then running from a solo Renomee/Endymion/Trincomalee. Especially if you invest into a gold staysails. The ship is not broken, it has a few downsides so it is well balanced imo. It has a very bad turnrate, only 340 crew for her heavy armament so running 24 pounders on her can be quite tricky.
  14. Don't worry mate, her reload will suffer a lot. With 24 pounders she will need more crew on gunnery then her entire complement. Will test it today with both 24 and 18 pounders an come back with numbers. She is a really fast sailer but her turnrate is just awful...
  15. Lockheed

    9.96 New Map Guide

    Very Informative and extremely useful mate, thank you!
  16. Lockheed

    New Patch Hype

    That would be just fine to me. Im in love with the 5th rates in our out game doesnt really matter. The more we have the happier I am! Really not really a fan of the big ships although I do have a few to make money and use them in pvp when the situation requires. Probably that is why the Surprise is my favorite ship in the game.
  17. +1 good idea mate. When you spot it you will already feel the treasure in your hands...then all of a sudden a shark bites the lower part of his body off and he bleeds out before you can rescue him... That feel of disappointment is priceless! I really like the idea, it would add something interesting to the vast ocean far from any land. There is literally nothing there really.
  18. Lockheed

    New Patch Hype

    I dont keep my hopes up haha! Just looked up her armament yesterday and I saw that she was indeed a 24pounder Frigate. I was really worried that it will be like the Essex, a very nice ship, a good sailer but sadly, no chasers . If it comes with 24 pounders it will be a really strong 5th rate and I am really curious how will her stats looks like regarding her balance. I will probably end up using 12 or 18 pounders in order to keep her fast and just run down all the things...
  19. Lockheed

    New Patch Hype

    Chaseeers!! And its known to be a "flyer", the fastest frigate of the Royal Navy! And it is a damn sexy looking ship even with the original paintwork! I really raise my hat over the quality of the models in this game they are really-really well done. With this ship I hope for a little heavier Surprise, an excellent sailing vessel with a bit more HP and better armament. (12/18 pounders maybe?) But chaaasers!! Im off to the corner for a quick wank...
  20. Just a quick question? Can you dock if you are tagged and the timer running down on your head?
  21. ^^This! My biggest pain in this game is the lack of rewards for PVP! I dont like direct comparison with other games but here I must do it. I play EVE Online since the beginning ( 2003 ) and will going to play it for a while I am sure. I've tried everything from Power-Bloc alliance warfare ( few thousands of peoples each side ) to solo/small gang pvp and I found the latter more enjoyable, at least for me. I always wondered why new players, relatively newbs going out and blowing their ships up, dying a horrible death day after day until I've came to the following conclusion. There is only 3 reason to do this: 1. The excitement of the fight itself. It is quite fun to fight against another player, especially the first few hundred encounter. You really feel the chills and the adrenalin. 2. The killmail. In EVE you will get a kill/lossmail after every win or defeat, containing the details of the encounter, weapons used, damage taken, damage dealt ( every person who dealt any damage to the victim will be on the mail ), modules survived/modules destroyed. These mails can be linked into chats and will be on your character sheet ( your details, employment (clan) history, kill/lossmails, etc... ) and can be uploaded via API to a website called killboards so you can follow your kill/loss counter and you can track the details of the campaign/war. 3. The possibility of FAT (expensive) loot. <<<THIS! Every ship that destroyed will drop loot, no matter what. It will randomly drops its fitted modules AND cargo with the same chance. If it has 10 useless + 1 expensive modules fitted, all of them has the same chance to drop, but you will certainly get some of its modules after the fight. This brings a lot of player into PVP. You can loot a module that worth more then your entire assets you have on your account. This will drives you to take risk, go into fights that seems impossible with a broad smile on your face because you know that these guys usually have very expensive fits. In EVE there are no durability, everything that gets destroyed is gone for ever. You will learn to accept that the ship you undock will die so better not worry about it. But you have a chance to loot something nice so you dont risk your ship for nothing. The Risk-Reward ratio in NA is just bad if I want to put it mildly. You have a tiny bit of chance to find something worthy but thats about it. You buy a ship, outfit it for millions knowing, if you lose it its gone, and you only have a tiny chance to find something that maybe worth as much as ONLY ONE of your modules on your ship but we all know that this isnt really the case. We usually get nothing or something grey maybe green in the majority of the time. In my opinion at the current state of the game ( unless you are exceptionally rich and you dont care about losses at all ) using anything above green modules on your ship for pvp is just doesnt worth it. In port battles maybe, because there you will take the port (hopefully) and that is a sort of strategic resource that will benefit your nation. But in every other occasion you risk your ships for nothing to gain. A few ten thousands of gold?? That will hardly cover the modules+ship that you risk fighting the battle. This game needs mooore rewards for pvp, and this can be easily solved by adding the modules fitted on the destroyed ship/ships to the loot. Obviously they should not drop with a 100% chance. A player should be able to cover his losses from the loot from pvp. Currently we are forced to trade (meh) or PVE (meh) in order to avoid being broke after a loss of a ship. This would make the ship losses less painful but still hurts, would increase the number of players that do pvp significantly as pvp would become a viable source of income. As a result of this, those players who plays this game for the PVP content would not be forced to trade anymore. When you have to do something you dont want to do just to be able to do what you like it isnt really fun. Will link a few pics here how does this works in EVE. http://image.prntscr.com/image/83afcdd0607c43ed9e8fc695e98672e3.png http://image.prntscr.com/image/58dd6f0e704243b28c75aae7629eb498.png And finally here is a link for a killmail: https://zkillboard.com/kill/56472904/ Sorry, for the wall of text but the sentence I have quoted triggered me to write this down.. Maybe I should have put this into the Features and Ideas but I doubt it hasnt been mentioned there before... o7
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