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overall, I find the changes for this even good, the increased weight helps spread out the chests. Additionally i think it will 'spread out the event' for the people who wanted to delay th chest spawns, as this limits the number chests people can hold, so i think you'll see this event remain 'alive' for longer. Also I'm happy to see th posts from admin saying that these will be expanded upon/bps more accessible in the coming patches, regardless of my ability to participate thats good enough for me.e

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The problem with capturing the loot has already been mentioned.

 

I think to get what the devs want you need to increase the time it takes to loot a chest. Instead of wrecks that can be looted with a click have them to be on sunken ships and to get them you need diving equipment (weighting 2000+). The chest themselves are light.

 

And to get several chests from a wreck you need 10 minutes of standing still. That way there is plenty of time for PvP and you can get chests in a warship.

 

If you think that this is too boring for the ones with the diving equipment you can use NPCs for that each nation has to protect (or maybe an unattackable NPC which work for whoever nation controls the area king of the hill style and slowly fills its hold with chest 1-2 at a time people can then loot).

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I spent some time looking for notes yesterday for a few hours and now discovering its the same time and useless to all players outside EU zone.

 

 

I know its been stated above  timings will change but surely everyone deserves an opportunity, split the drops twice over 12 hours if you want to test it with maximum participation.

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Only issue I see here is the event seems made to force pvp when there is plenty of pvp to be found anyway.

 

This is more like an opportunity for organized seal clubbing.

 

Just my impression.

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Increase of loot quality confirmed !!!!

 

Last week: 26 chests, no BP

This week: 2 chests, Heavy rattler and L'Ocean BP

 

 

edit: 1 more player on PVE server got the L'ocean BP from the event today.

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Increase of loot quality confirmed !!!!

 

Last week: 26 chests, no BP

This week: 2 chests, Heavy rattler and L'Ocean BP

 

 

edit: 1 more player on PVE server got the L'ocean BP from the event today.

Think you just got lucky m8 :P From the national TS on pvp 1 everyone who opened chests so far say the loot aint exactly awe inspiring :P Though in all honesty after having been part of the even today again, seeing 3 huge fleets 5 mins sail away of each other straying still waiting for the wrecks to appear, im starting to think this should be a PVE server exclusive event and we need to go back to the drawing board and think of something that would encourage pvp engagement 

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This was the first event I've been to and have to say I enjoyed it. We had a group of 6 -8 in warships, attacked a trader that appeared to be heading away from the event, got 2 chests off him, escorted the captured trader to a port & got a hvy rattler BP along with some paints. I hope they have this event on Sundays as I usually work Saturdays but was off today.

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Event is still crap. 2nd one I've participated in, PvE fest, no one attacked anyone

 

I should also mention that for the amount of players on there are still too few chests.

 

the people who landed on the ships still got away before anyone could see them

 

Only those very close to the event will get any action

 

The only reason why I do these is to get the blueprints, and Im sure thats true for most people. We dont like these events, we do them because we are forced to in order to progress in the crafting system.

 

Its no challenge to grab the chests, and its luck to get to the chests.

 

 

If you want PvP, make the shipwrecks control points on the map. People come in PvP ships, they fight to control the shipwreck long enough to make repairs to it. Then, one of their number takes control of the shipwreck and now they have to protect it and escape from battle, then get to a port.

 

To differentiate shipwrecks from normal traders, they will have a unique skin, and since they have lost a mast, they will travel more slowly due to having a quick fix mast and sails.

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After tonight's event i have a few observations:

 

1 If you save all the notes it's very possible to predict the general area. We were pretty close and judging by all the ships I saw so were a lot of others.

 

2 If you want to have pvp make looting take time  so the looter needs to be protected or have everyone join a big instance.

And have ships with a chest in the hold show it on open world like a conquest flag or something like that.

 

3 Loot is still pretty shitty: Our group got 9 chests and the only stuff in it was a few paints (cool, everybody likes to get that) and the rest was purple and gold mods (mostly purple), and not nice ones either.

I would suggest putting more contracts, crafting notes and exclusively gold mods in there, but most of all paints and some more BP's...

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And again event was over to soon. Lets spwan chests over time. I want pvp over some time and not just one battle before all are gone.

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Third trip and we had a our clan out there and with every one else we talked to no one had any BP's just the paints and the mods.  It's not worth it after sitting there for 5 hours getting into place and than fighting.  I took one french LVG down that had a chest so there is some PvP going on.

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Third trip and we had a our clan out there and with every one else we talked to no one had any BP's just the paints and the mods.  It's not worth it after sitting there for 5 hours getting into place and than fighting.  I took one french LVG down that had a chest so there is some PvP going on.

Why didnt you board?! you might have sunk the Aggy BP

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Third trip and we had a our clan out there and with every one else we talked to no one had any BP's just the paints and the mods.  It's not worth it after sitting there for 5 hours getting into place and than fighting.  I took one french LVG down that had a chest so there is some PvP going on.

 

Yeah, not doing this again until they confirm that its fixed. Not getting up 3am to do this for bunch of crappy paints. Waste of time

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Admin if you want pvp you need to change and rethink it, i got away with one chest thanks to the Dutch massive escort, what i got from it 2 upgrades and 2 paints, one upgrade was gold marines other MC survival handbooks, gave marines and handbooks to guys who came in fighting ships to support us, they were not enough, traded paints for extra sails upgrades ...

 

 

If i was like you suggested in a group of guys , one trader + at least 3-4 escorts what could i share with them from such chest ? I mean I was expecting like 10 paints and upgrades at least so a group of 10 guys could share the stuff, here it was really a poor reward honestly, this won't favor the suggested plan you exposed us.

 

 

We ended in a Dutcho-British fleet with many big traders, the most funny moment of this was when a French in indiaman + 2 ships in fleet logged in and spawned right in the middle of us and we were at our surprise pulled inside a battle as one of us guys tagged him , poor guy ended in a battle at 28vs him ..

 

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At first he thought we were the Dutch fleet as in the middle of them.

 

 

 

That was hilarious to see him spawn on the top of those 2 fleets, not for him of course, it was the most fun part of the event , the rest was players tagging all they could in sights and very poor reward from the chest, at least the one i got, still no BP dammit, if i had got a few guys dedicated to escort me into this i had be ashamed by making them take risks, loose time and get nothing to give them in the end ...

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Admin if you want pvp you need to change and rethink it, i got away with one chest thanks to the Dutch massive escort, what i got from it 2 upgrades and 2 paints, one upgrade was gold marines other MC survival handbooks, gave marines and handbooks to guys who came in fighting ships to support us, they were not enough, traded paints for extra sails upgrades ...

 

 

If i was like you suggested in a group of guys , one trader + at least 3-4 escorts what could i share with them from such chest ? I mean I was expecting like 10 paints and upgrades at least so a group of 10 guys could share the stuff, here it was really a poor reward honestly, this won't favor the suggested plan you exposed us.

 

 

We ended in a Dutcho-British fleet with many big traders, the most funny moment of this was when a French in indiaman + 2 ships in fleet logged in and spawned right in the middle of us and we were at our surprise pulled inside a battle as one of us guys tagged him , poor guy ended in a battle at 28vs him ..

 

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At first he thought we were the Dutch fleet as in the middle of them.

 

 

 

That was hilarious to see him spawn on the top of those 2 fleets, not for him of course, it was the most fun part of the event , the rest was players tagging all they could in sights and very poor reward from the chest, at least the one i got, still no BP dammit, if i had got a few guys dedicated to escort me into this i had be ashamed by making them take risks, loose time and get nothing to give them in the end ...

Did you just say youre going to have dinner to ditch everyone in national TS and went to the forums to post ? o.o 

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It is the last time for me ...

 

To participate at this event you have to plan and travel 1 or 2 hours before, hope that you think to the good location, and pray to fall on a good wreck with a chest for you.

 

This event creat to 80% of player un felling of frustration... And i dont think its a good idea in a game like that.

 

If Every one can have a chest, 1 per account, which you can loose in battle, ok, no probleme for me... but this envent is absolutly not in the mentality of a lot of player.

 

Please no rare BP, no more frustration. Competition ? ok and its a very good idea to healthy Open world. But not like that.

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Why didnt you board?! you might have sunk the Aggy BP

Oh we demasted him with a Rattler and Bucc and got his chest.   Wasn't going to let him go.  Still got crap mods and a bunch of paint.  

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Did you just say youre going to have dinner to ditch everyone in national TS and went to the forums to post ? o.o 

Lmao i did mate, 1h later than usual staying in game to get some very few content from loot,  very quick prepared and ate one, and posted 45-50mn after quiting and getting a quick dinner ... Enough time for quick dinner, but if i had knew what this will bring on event i had gone make a nice dinner as usual instead of loosing my time there.

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I can't rly criticize the event since i got the L'Ocean BP today :)...but i stillt think it should be spread out over a 24hr period so every1 has a chance on some loot. Also alternative ways to get deadmans chests should be added (eg bottle wrecks)

 

Keep the race, reward those who figure out the location, but add ways to get chests for all players.

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Pve Server.

 

Maybe keep the race, but whith that title, so people trying to get a chest know it is a race. What i would really like to see is a teamwork event, maybe not having to do it with a big fleet, just 3-4 warships, with the possibility to take a chest for each player participating. And since it is not that easy to group in the pve server, maybe allow us to groupe with the current allies until a new vote renews or changes the allied country. It would really be nice, cause we are talking all together, no national competition.

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Got online about 1hour early. Had previously reviewed the clues, determined ships and plan for the clan. We had 6 pirates all in warships. Plan was simple. Kill competing warships in the area leaving cargo ships alone to clear area before event spawned. After spawn we capture cargo ships running out of the event zone.

We sunk several Renomee/Suprise/Essex before the event spawned. The seas were full of ships as most seemed to guess we'll where it would be. There was a LARGE number of solo Indiamen and LGV captains that had no support team with them. We found one Indiamen with x2 frigates fleet. Fleets will not be good enough. You need team mates. We captured the Indiamen and it had x2 chests on it. We escorted it back to port. Got x1 BP, x4 Paints and some other stuff. Not bad, but considering that was two chests combined and we had a six man team to pull this off the loot probably needs to be more.

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So... I can surmise from the postings and the "feedback" from clan members that this is still very much a failed event.. Didn't participate last time and today I went to the cinema to see suicide squad instead.. Seems I've spent my 10 hours over the past two Saturday's better than most.. one of the above mentioned calling this a "race" rather than an event and I'll second that.. But really this event is still just a glorified bottle hunt and the "PvPing", which apparently doesn't happen often enough for the devs didn't happen either.. Shocker..

How about changing the event? Each player gets a bottle from a successful PvP battle and then a wreck appears for that one guy? That would ensure the PvP that doesn't seem to happen on a PvP server (really? Not at all??) and it would build upon the bottle hunt that seems to be ever so popular..

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I can't rly criticize the event since i got the L'Ocean BP today :)...but i stillt think it should be spread out over a 24hr period so every1 has a chance on some loot. Also alternative ways to get deadmans chests should be added (eg bottle wrecks)

Keep the race, reward those who figure out the location, but add ways to get chests for all players.

So why not just automatically give the the BP to all players without the event? B

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