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  1. Hello all. Please let this serve as a thread announcing and linking to the most up-to-date, community-maintained (unofficial) information collected on the gameplay and mechanics of Naval Action. We have mirrored OlavDeng2's old wiki content and have started to bring up-to-date content and information together to provide to the community. Please note that as a wiki it will always be in flux, and there are certain pieces that obviously still need updating. So if you'd like to volunteer to take charge of a piece of content or just make general edits as you see them needed I encourage all active community members to participate: http://naction.info If are going to update any content I'd urge you to read the following guidelines before doing so: http://naction.info/index.php/Naval_Action_Wiki_Documentation Thank you all and if you have any comments please feel free to join our Unofficial Naval Action Discord and participate in the #naval-action-wiki channel (or if you'd just like to kibbitz about the game with players from all nations). (Moderators, please consider pinning this.)
  2. I'd like to broach the topic of documentation and out-of-game resources for helping out new and existing players. I remember using plenty of resources as a new player for learning the mechanics and ropes of the game, and I feel like we've lost a few of those resources over the years, perhaps contributing even more to the cliff of a learning curve that Naval Action represents. I wanted to offer up a bit of history of those resources, document the best available information that is current, and discuss whether there would be interest and the need for a new community-maintained Wiki for other material? In the past, OlavDeng2 started and helped maintain the community driven wiki for Naval Action: http://www.navalactionwiki.com It now suffers from a PHP bug (could be fixed if someone with access to the server turned off referral checking) which keeps people from logging in or creating accounts, and subsequently has fallen hopelessly out of date. Someone at some point tried to clone the information captured there on a commercial wiki platform: https://navalaction.fandom.com/wiki/NavalAction_Wikia But it also is also out of date at the moment. At one point, we had a set of crafting and trading tools/information that was updated daily from API data here: http://www.navalactioncraft.com/ But it also doesn't reflect the current crafting or trading mechanics. The best available information in any out-of-game tool is Felix's map, which is outstanding and updated from cached API data for recipes and port information. It has great tools for a variety of Naval Action-related tasks and is a must-have/know for any player: https://na-map.netlify.com/ Its only limitation is that it relies on Felix to maintain it and make sure it doesn't fail (it'd be great if he open sourced it at some point, mirroring the code for the site to Github or something so if tragedy strikes the project could be picked up by someone else). So my question is, do we need an up-to-date, community-driven page where the most up-to-date information can be deposited, and potentially other kinds of information maintained (ship building strategies, meta discussion, information related to clans, RvR, etc.)? Would there be interest if I offered to host and mirror the existing Wiki and open it back up for new accounts and community maintenance? I have no interest in doing all of the content maintenance myself. I broached the topic on our Unofficial Naval Action community discord and it received a cool reception: https://discord.gg/pXyNjF2 But I wanted to throw out the idea on the forum for broader discussion. [UPDATED] I've gone ahead and pulled the trigger on mirroring OlavDeng2's old wiki content. I'll update the look and feel over the next few days, but the content should be fully editable after you create an account. Let me know if you have any problems logging in and getting up to speed. There's obviously a TON of out-of-date or just plain unneeded content, so if you'd like to volunteer to take charge of general organization of the content perhaps we can start a subdiscussion either here or on the Wiki itself so we're not duplicating any effort. (I'll also enable SSL/TLS for secure/encrypted connections, but I didn't have time to get a signed cert setup.) http://naction.info
  3. Plenty of games have this TIPS as one liners in the loading screens. Would be nice to see them in game also. Given it is just an idea we all can build into it, no ? And see where it leads. So let's do very concise one liners that can also be nice tips for newcomers and vets alike, no matter how basic they are. I will post a few examples: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ "You can hide all the chat windows, while sailing, by pressing the T key" --- "Reinforcement Zones allow to call AI support when attacked by enemies. Not when they invade your battles." --- "Reinforcement AI are support for the players. They are not replacements of the players." _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 'Trade ships can enter enemy ports' --- 'The wind will periodically change direction, in battle.' --- 'A battle stays open for 3 minutes if it is out of the reinforcement zone. Beware any player can join within this period. ' --- 'Expect sailing in a sailing game' --- Double tapping a rudder order ( A and D keys ) will hold it hard over until cancelled. ---
  4. Hi everybody, I've noticed, that people on the help chat almost ask the same questions like "How do i put cannons on my ship" "What is double shot and double charge" "What are combat marks for" "How do i capture ports" etc. In the tutorial the game teaches you the basic gameplay, but imo there should be something, which teaches you the other basics like putting cannons on your ship. My suggestion now is to add a "Help" or "Guide" button to the ESC menu. In this menu the player should be able to read about basic stuff of the game and maybe show it, when the player is playing for the very first time. In the help section the player should see pictures which explains them the basics (epic photoshop i know ) Or explain what you can to on all the single tabs. Not only this, there could also be some tips for combat ( @rediii has a nice sheet for that) The purpose of this is to make it easier for new players to get into this game, without asking every single detail on help chat. And make it also available in open world, so you can read through it while you're on a long sail. I know devs are busy with something else atm and i know a few things will change with the new UI, but i think new player experience should be something to consider. o7
  5. At the night around 00:50 - 1:05 i try to do clear my mess with outposts move from down to top. I have teleport to Sale-Trou there i have ships, i have remove outpost with sale-trou but i dont leaved a port, after that i have create again outopost but on other place on the list. Ships were still there , i have do the same with Portobelo same situation, removed outpost and create new one on one of top place on the list, still ships were there. When i have teleport from portobelo to sale-trou all ships have desapear .... All stuff in warehouse i have but ships disapear. i understand if i will delete outpost from other place from other port but i was inside just i want change place on the list.... I have send email, report with no reasults and i dont have any solution from you. Do i receive my ships back ??'
  6. So I was sailing around, like you do. All of a sudden my game crashes. I take the time that was forced onto me to get food, and a drink. I come back and I am sunk and in the port of Kingston-Port Royal. Maybe I was thrown into combat and died, but regardless I had no way of preventing that. I lost my prize Teak-White Oak Surprise. This is one of many times glitches have ruined my experience, difference is I lost a great ship that I was in love with. Anyone else have tips to prevent these, or any relatable experiences with losing something great that was out of your control?
  7. x0Maverick0x

    No Audio

    Hello, There is no longer any sound or audio when I launch the game. I haven't been able to find any fixes, and when I tried emailing the devs, I didn't get any response. Is there anyone here that can help with this issue? This problem makes the game pretty impossible to play and enjoy. Thanks, x0Maverick0x
  8. I loaded up naval action and it was stuck in 640x400 resolution and I need it in 2560x1080. I changed it but the apply button was cut off of the screen so I cannot change any settings or my resolution. Can anybody help?
  9. Bodye

    ship bulding

    Guys can anyone tell me pls why i cant craft this pickle? http://prntscr.com/hljif3 i have space in docks, just pls dont tell me that i need shipyard lvl 1, because i have already lvl 2.
  10. erm so my ingame name is [ كافر ] Dickballs Assman (yeah figured out why i got muted pretty quickly) But I was wondering if there was any way this could be fixed? can admin just give me a rename? I just want to be able to talk to people ingame without giving up my precious XP for posseidons sake. Ive been muted since like the game came out and I would just like a break from that terrible message, its preventing me from getting back into the game :^( My apologies for thinking i was a smartass. DB
  11. I took the liberty of compiling a few questions I have seen multiple people ask throughout the forums. This is not the official Game-Labs FAQ. Instead it is designed to try and answer some of the questions new members/testers may have about both the NA Forums and Naval Action itself. This thread will only cover basic questions. It will not cover questions about future development of the game, nor will it cover questions directed to the Developers. All questions about the current and future development projects of Naval Action, as well as less general questions about Naval Action's current state should be taken to the 'Questions to the Developers' thread linked below. Please follow their instructions on the correct way to ask them a question. QttD Thread: http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/558-questions-to-developers/ More Detailed Guide for Novices: http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/2533-a-short-guide-for-novices/ ~~Moderators feel free to add your own Q&A's. Users and Testers feel free to post questions you think should be added in the comment section below. If you have a general question that you want answered, post it below too. Cheers. ~~ FAQ About The Naval Action Forums ​ Q) What is the easiest way to find the topic I am looking for? A) You can use the search function to find keywords, or you can check out Barberouge's Topic here: http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/616-wheres-the-topic-im-looking-for/ Q) How do I change my name on the Forums? A) You can change your name by clicking 'Display Name' on the left side of your Profile Settings. Q) How do I open my Profile Settings? A) You can access your Profile Settings by clicking 'Edit My Profile' in the top right corner of your profile. FAQ About The Game Q) How do I change my key bindings? A) You can change your key bindings by opening the Naval Action Launcher and clicking the tab marked 'input'. Simply double click the entry you wish to change. Q) How do I change my graphics options? A) Graphics can be changed one of two ways. The first is by opening the Naval Action Launcher and clicking the tab marked 'Graphics'. The second can be done during a battle by hitting the ESC button (or which ever button it set to open your in-game menu). Q) How do I change my in-game name? A) Currently you can not change your in-game name. It will take the current name you have set on Steam and use it in NA. If you want a different name, change your Steam name before creating an NA account, then change it back again once the account has been created. Q) How do I become a Naval Action Tester? A) In order to become a tester you must purchase the Naval Action pre-order from Game-Labs' main website linked here: http://www.navalaction.com/preorder/ Q) I purchased my copy of the Naval Action pre-order, but I don't have my Steam Key. A) Game-Labs sends out a batch of keys every Friday to the email address connected to your PayPal account. Q) Can I pay for Naval Action without having to use PayPal? A) No. PayPal is the only way to buy Naval Action at the moment. Q)When is Naval Action coming to Steam? A) By the end of spring if things go smoothly. Q) Where is the Naval Action server located? A) Germany. Q) What Engine does Naval Action use? A) Currently, Naval Action uses Unity 4. Q) What are Naval Action's System requirements? A) Currently Naval Action does not have clearly determined system requirements, however a Direct X 11 Graphics card is necessary to run the game properly. Q) Am I allowed to record, stream, or otherwise distribute media footage of the game to the web? A) You are allowed to stream, screenshot and record Naval Action gameplay, so long as it's not showing off glaring bugs,and is posted with a clear explanation that Naval Action is in Alpha, and thus is not the final product. Q) If I notice any bugs, where can I report them? A) You can report them in game by using the F11 key on your keyboard, or the 'Report Bug' button in the lower right corner of your Naval Action client. Q) What is the time period of Naval Action? A) 1680 to 1820, give or take five years. Ships outside of this time period are unacceptable for Naval Action. Q) I can't log into Naval Action. A) First, make sure the server is up. You can check that information here: http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/649-server-status-updates-servers-are-offline/ Q) Is repairing in 'Survival Mode' more effective than not? A) Your repairs will be faster if your crew is in Survival. The end result is fixed. Q) Will there be ship customization? A) Yes. Some ship customization is prototyped and will be tested after Sea Trials 2 or 3.
  12. me and my friends wanted to switch to global server due to PB restriction . now i find out that i didnt get my xp on there. Its still there in the EU server and also on the PVE server, but didn't transfer to the Global server like promised. Any Devs able to help me out on this issue??? Not gonna start all over again , and I probably wont ...love this game and I have talked to several friends who did get thier xp , of the 4 guys iam playing with iam the only one without my previous earned 83333 xp ... just want my exp back... i also made a bug report and checked all other chars on other server earlier today and they have the redeembles but they are boring restricted servers after the wipe with teh new adjustments... o7
  13. Is anyone else playing against full size armies that have 95% three star units? I've won most of my battles and its the easier difficulty. playing as the union yet their armies are always huge, my troops can barely maintain two stars, those that have them anyway. Then some of my troops just turn and run after the first volley even against skirmishers??????? First image is my defensive troops behind cover running back home screaming like little girls even though they have 1000+ vs maybe two units of 500 at that time? Also my units do maybe 30 kills in a volley but would take super casualties no matter what. tried many things but ya idk what's going on. also second image troops on the right after taking a screenshot ran off screaming because omg 250 skirmishers deep in the woods.
  14. Здарова! В общем я если делаю себе цербер или другой корабль с экипажем доходящим до 200 человек и больше. Пытаюсь опробовать корабль... а он не плывёт, только крутится. Я обыскал все вики и всё перепроверил, скажет ли мне кто нибудь в чём причина? P.S Не нашёл темы где бы можно новичку задовать вопросы.
  15. Opening the forum on my chromebook I'm stuck in mobile version. I can't find link anywhere to go to desktop version. Can I put something behind the URL to get to the desktop version? Or something?
  16. Hi, Whenever I play Naval Action and I get into combat my computer randomly shuts down and restarts, this never happened to me before and I have been playing Naval Action for about 200 hours. I thought that it might have something to do with the system overheating, so I bought compressed air and cleaned it firmly. This did not seem to have worked for it is still happening. Specs: Nvidia Gtx 780 - GPU Intel i7 3770 - CPU 8G - Ram 1TB HDD - Storage MSI Millitary Class III Z77A-G41 - Motherboard Thank you for your time captains, -Capn Hornigold
  17. Hi there, so I'm getting this error when I try to connect to the server(SteamAPI_init() failed.), don't know why it's coming up (something to do with steams API?) anyway, help is appreciated, can't get into the game otherwise.
  18. I've just reached Master Commandant on the PVE server and have been looking to upgrade to a new ship from my Cerberus. I've had some leanings towards the Frigate for a while, but I've heard that many players think that the Belle Poule is an outright better ship, so I'm a bit split on what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions on which way I should go?
  19. Hello everyone, So looking into getting my hands on a Bellona. Unfortunately im am a long way off being able to craft one my self, level 29 crafting. So would like to make a proposition to any and all DUTCH Shipwright's capable of crafting her. My proposition is simple, in exchange for crafting one for me I would produce all the required materials and the gold coins for the crafting notes. I only have a level 2 shipyard so am unable to craft the HG notes. Looking at NA Craft I can see a Ballona takes 1465 Labour Hours to craft + 310 for each HG note, that I am unable to make, giving a total Labour Cost of 2705. So I am offering 3000 labour hours and all crafting material and gold coins in exchange. I am going to be available over the coming few weeks as I have a bit more time, So we can arrange times for when you need my services for labour hours ect. If anyone would be willing to help I would be very grateful and would appreciate a comment below or PM so that we can sort the details. Kind regards, Samuel van Heerden
  20. Strugelwits

    need help

    This isn't really for the forums but more the admins Let me start from the begining Biloxi is attcked by the US, 4 players, 3 trincs and a connie on the GB side US side, I don't remember XD (7ships connies and ingers) the battle started well and everyone was happy but when one of ours sunk the cockyness had become a little more noticable, earlier during the day one of the Americans had called my friend a "pussy" for running from a 4v1 fight. as the battle continued abuse began to get thrown at GB a player calling me a "Cheap roo Fcker" obviously denoting my Australian culture. I got some screenshots of this if any admins would like to see.
  21. Can someone explain to me how these mechanics work? To my understanding it simply means that no one can join a battle after the initial tag that would imbalance the BR by a factor of more than 1.5x. And yet, a few minutes ago I was tagged by a belle poule in my surprise, and after the battle started (30 seconds in), a frigate joined the belle's side. If my understanding of the mechanics applied, this should have been impossible, because: Surprise - 140 BR Belle Poule - 180 BR Frigate - 170 BR 140 BR x 1.5 = 210 180+170=350 350>210 Therefore the frigate should be incapable of reinforcing the belle. But he was capable of reinforcing the belle. Why? http://imgur.com/yL2wkC4
  22. Greetings my friends. I'll keep this short. I am in the process of writing a novel set during the Hundred Years' War that was fought between England and France. The period of the war I am concentrating on is the period between 1337 and 1375. During that time there were many naval engagements. The battle of Sluys involved Hundreds of ships and the strategies used by both side are similar to those used at the battle of the Nile. Also the battle Les Espagols sur mer, aka The Battle of Winchelsea, which involved approximately 40-50 ships on each side showed that control of the sea has been an important war objective long before the 'age of sail'. I understand that the age of sail referred to on this forum is a time of sailing ships hundreds of years after the time frame of my novel, but I know that there are many clever people on the forum that have a vast knowledge of history. I need information on the ships used at the time, the cogs and hulks as they were known. Also the Castilian and Genoan galleys. I know abit but not enough for a good detailed novel. Could anyone tell me of crew numbers, speed, seaworthiness and perhaps the interiors too. I know 'cabins' weren't really a thing at the time, not how we know them to be. Of course I've looked up the information myself but I find a lot of what I read tends to be contradictory and quite vague. Thank you all.
  23. As i always see the same questions in the help chat, i thought posting a link would answer questions faster than retyping the same stuff over and over again, so here we go. Why can't i equip my guns. The numbers in brackets determinates the grade, the first bracket for cannons the second one for carronades. Why is my crew number red? Your ship is undercrewed, do missions and level up. Why can't i join a fight? Either it's a mission of another player or the fight is older than 5 minutes. Where can i get missions? In port, top left corner, Home/Equipment/Missions/... I can't find my mission. Your mission is named Admirality Order and the swords are higher above the sea, try to find this. Does trading give xp? No. What is contraband? Atm it just says you can attack ships of your own nation, without becoming a pirate. How does boarding work? Shoot chain into sails to slow them down, then grapes over the deck/railing to decrease crew, try to turn your enemy upwind until both ships are slower than 3,5kn, then press G and play boarding game. http://navalaction.wikia.com/wiki/Boarding Where can i buy repair kits? Home tab of port, right hand of selling ship button. What are ship letters for? They're just intel, some people post them in nations chat. Will my ship be lost if i get sunk? Your ship has a durability, that's its live count, loosing your ship reduces it by 1, if you reach 0 your ship will be lost. Can i restore durability? No, not yet. I can't sell my ship. Only dur 5 ships can be sold in the shop, but you can sell it in the home tab of the port to a NPC. I can't buy fleet ships. They're a help for beginners and can only be bought below rank 4. How do i use fleet ships? If you check the box of the given ship it'll automatically supports you in fight. How can i give orders to my fleet ships? Press M in battle. Where can i repair my fleet ships? Only in port on the fleet tab. What are the different item quality grades? grey = basic green = common blue = fine purple = mastercraft yellow = exceptional Can i use spyglass in the OW? No, not yet. Wiki: Ships http://navalaction.wikia.com/wiki/Ships Abbreviation: OW Open World Abbreviation: NPC / AI Non-Player Character / Artificial Intelligence (both terms mean game driven ships) Abbreviation: PotBS Pirates of the Burning Seas (once popular age of sails game) Quickstart-Guide: Do missions, buy better guns, stick with you basic cutter until rank 3, buy fleet ships which will help you in fights and get a Snow (or a Brig) at rank 3. Craft: Blueprint Tree http://www.navalactioncraft.com/blueprints Ship characteristics http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/7029-ships-inherent-characteristics/page-1 --- Help with this thread will be much appreciated, i'll take a look regularly and will add questions.
  24. Hey everyone, With the recent patch dropping allowing players to switch nation I am looking to do just that! I was sailing under the black flag but its just not as much fun as I though it might be. So im looking for a very kind soul to 'look after' my ship and gold while I reroll a new character? I am currently stationed in Conquibacao, a little way west of Willemstad (The Dutch Capitol). What im asking is if someone would very kindly hold my belongings while I delete my existing char, make a new one and sail over to Conquibacao from Willemstad. If someone with some decent forum rep of the Dutch nation would be willing to help I would be most grateful, Please message me so we can arrange a time, I should be about most of the weekend. Samuel
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