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Random Fire Mode strikes again! It happens to all of us, you line up a good broadside, click....and its random fire mode. Mostly it happens to me when I'm trying to quickly click between rolling front and rolling back fire and fat finger the second keypress. I'm sure there are some players who like random fire, and thats fine. But almost everyone I sail with finds it annoying and useless; so if we could have an option in settings to remove it, that'd be great.
LaRue posted a topic in Current Feature Improvement SuggestionsCurrently, the random fire mode has no apparent practical purpose besides frustrating captains who accidentally use it - it offers no advantage over the rolling broadsides in any situation. However, I feel it could be made useful with a very minor change: Random fire mode now fires the guns twice as fast as the other fire modes. Rename Random Fire Mode to Simultaneous Fire Mode. By "fire twice as fast," I mean that the time it takes between the first gun and last gun to fire is half as long as the rolling broadside modes. It will have no effect on reload time, accuracy, etc. This will turn Random fire mode into a "full broadside" command. The reduced broadside time will be useful in situations where your firing window is short, or when you want to start maneuvering immediately after firing, thus making Simultaneous fire mode a useful tactical option. This idea was brought up before in a previous post, but I thought it deserved its own suggestion thread for consideration by a larger audience.