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  1. I can make it work with AHK (forgot that it has to be the right button in OW), but of course it interferes with other use of the mouse at the same time - blocking input, moving the mouse, then moving it back to where it was is klunky. I don't suppose AutoMate has a way around that. But, if the game supported a hot-key enabled automatic rotation of the camera angle around the ship, that would work very well.
  2. Not sure I understand you, Boaty. Is there a way today? Don't worry about teaching me too much. I'm the one that automated discovery of all the OW ports when OW first came out (2015? 2016?) , logged their co-ords and made a map. That autopilot even could report our clan's locations to a live map on a central server. Odds are I know a bit.
  3. On long delivery passages, I like to keep the game in windowed mode. Ideally, I'd like to have the viewpoint rotate automatically, but would settle for a hotkey that advanced the perspective 45* CW or CCW. With a hotkey, i could automate a rotation with something like AutoHotKey. Have not succeeded in automating the click & drag with that tool for NA, or I wouldn't make this request. (Maybe someone else has?)
  4. Minor item I didn't see mentioned before... the tutoral starts with a nice explanation of the terms port, starboard, bow and stern, but these aren't used in the game UI. I hope this means that they will someday replace Left, Rigt, Front and Back. I think that would be great!
  5. I expect Admin can analyse game hours vs. exam pass %. That would be useful measure of difficulty, instead of our sniping about our personal situations and ancedotes. For the qualitative side, I thought the tutorials were nicely done on the whole! Edit: Admin does look at the results (from the Tutorial 2 Feedback thread):
  6. This BBC program is, to me, a set of fragmented vignettes from the book. It was fine for me to reminisce with while commuting and they do give the flavor, but aren't a substitute for getting to know the characters and follow the plots. IMO. I'm a few years from my decennial read through of the books, but I'll keep an eye out for an Audible offer I could use on some of Tull's audiobooks if you recommend them.
  7. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0101l89 From 2008. Available to listen to for the next 27 days. Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry loom large in Patrick O'Brian's novel, set in 1804-5 in England, India and on the high seas. Captain Jack Aubrey engages the Spanish at sea and the French on land - but falls victim to enemies at home.
  8. I can't understand this response -- I'm sure I'm missing something about what you're saying. The reputation system I envision only tells potential opponents that the ones they are attacking typically don't run from even or disadvantaged fights. Nothing about how easy or hard the battle will be. Well, that and it tells people that a player typically participates in attacks against weaker opponents.
  9. Not sure I understand why one would avoid a player known for participating in fair or against-the-odds matches. The system wouldn't count the # of wins, just the types of battles. Besides, the main point of such as system would be to discourage bully matches by indicating and limiting the benefits. Like I said, there would have to be fine-tuning of the math.
  10. A reputation system? Where higher-powered winners of unequal matches were penalized, but winners of fair or against-the-odds matches were rewarded:
  11. This research quantifies the advances made in ship speed (both merchant and naval) over the time period we're interested in: https://voxeu.org/article/speed-under-sail-during-early-industrial-revolution "What explains these substantial improvements in British ships? The jump in the 1780s is due to the copper plating of hulls which stopped fouling with weed and barnacles, and over the entire period there were continuous improvements in sails and rigging. A big contribution after 1790 came from the increasing use of iron joints and bolts instead of wooden ones (as well as replacing traditional stepped decks with flat ones fitted with watertight hatches) which made for structurally sounder ships that could safely set more sail, especially in stronger winds."
  12. That's good. I didn't know there was a naming system for the 24 point compass, and I didn't think to look for one either...
  13. From the current issue of Quarterdeck: http://www.mcbooks.com/pdf/newsletter_03317f00334081b896f8144a6fa3e636.pdf In 2015, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs program and selected Doctor Dogbody’s Leg as one book he would carry with him to a secluded desert island. “Every time [Dogbody] turns up at the table he gives you a different story about how he lost it, and they’re all totally plausible,” Richards told show host Kirsty Young
  14. The current issue of Quarterdeck has an article and images by Paul Garnett, marine artist: http://www.mcbooks.com/pdf/newsletter_03317f00334081b896f8144a6fa3e636.pdf
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