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What point in boarding other than to screw up someone else"s day? you wont be able to pick up the chest anyway other than to presumably try and sail away in an already crippled trader with no repair kits.

As I recall everyone just took traders and it was all over in first 15 minutes.

Most people couldn't be bothered going considering the huge effort to get there, the 4am start and sensibly just went to bed rather than go for the the meagre chance of a reward.

Actually it is part of the preplanning. The group we took out had pre-loaded repairs in our hold for the captured cargo ship holding the chests. As it turned out though, the player that got the capture forgot his. So we simply escorted it all the way back with ships set to intercept to be sure it didn't get in any battles. So we had a plan for this and a back up plan and we walked away with x2 chests. Edited by Bach
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Good day to you captains   To give advance time to adapt we are deploying a patch tomorrow that will provide the following changes to the special event that have been tested over the last 2 weeks.

You can add that ship to your fleet right there if you have crew. it will provide some minimal protection.  in the future you will be able to use fleet cargo too, it will work better then too. 

A lot of clans provide ships for free. BTW We originally wanted to give that freedom to sail everything. But since then reconsidered. If leveling changes the ability to sail anything will be gone fi

What point in boarding other than to screw up someone else"s day? you wont be able to pick up the chest anyway other than to presumably try and sail away in an already crippled trader with no repair kits.

 

As I recall everyone just took traders and it was all over in first 15 minutes.

 

Most people couldn't be bothered going considering the huge effort to get there, the 4am start and sensibly just went to bed rather than go for the the meagre chance of a reward.

 

Actually it is part of the preplanning. The group we took out had pre-loaded repairs in our hold for the captured cargo ship holding the chests. As it turned out though, the player that got the capture forgot his. So we simply escorted it all the way back with ships set to intercept to be sure it didn't get in any battles. So we had a plan for this and a back up plan and we walked away with x2 chests.

 

Yep what Bach said.  We had people in both ships and our traders where all board fit pretty much so that they could board the other traders if they where empty and take the chest off them and remain in there ships.  We had it all planed out. I was involved in taking a LVG with my Rattler with a Buc, the Buc player took command of the LVG and we called to our clan mates and had them escort him back to port.  My rarttler went back to searching.  We got 20+ chest from just picking up, and I know we got 3-5 chest from attacking other traders.  Every one was solo with no escorts other than maybe AI ships.  

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admin said there would be big changes this time around as 'they know what it is we want now' but did not mention what any of the changes would be. so.. who knows

 

Exactly, saw that in global as well so figured they had either gone back to the drawing board completely and/or paused these events for now.

 

Hopefully it won't be some sarcastic event where everyone gets a BP because they think that that's why people are complaining :P

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admin said there would be big changes this time around as 'they know what it is we want now' but did not mention what any of the changes would be. so.. who knows

That is what they said before last weeks event.  Haven't heard anything new about this time around.  

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admin said there would be big changes this time around as 'they know what it is we want now' but did not mention what any of the changes would be. so.. who knows

Can you please give a link to what admin said please? I haven't seen anything on the forums since last week. And if something new has been said on pvp 1, well, how are we suppose to know it if we don't play on pvp1 ?

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Can you please give a link to what admin said please? I haven't seen anything on the forums since last week. And if something new has been said on pvp 1, well, how are we suppose to know it if we don't play on pvp1 ?

It was said in PvP1 global chat, so unless someone took a screenshot, it will be hard to find.

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Can you please give a link to what admin said please? I haven't seen anything on the forums since last week. And if something new has been said on pvp 1, well, how are we suppose to know it if we don't play on pvp1 ?

 

 

The change we talked about was

Flag on the carrier

Other events

 

it won't get in until the next big content patch

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You guys (staff) are hilarious;

 

Greetings Governor:

 

It is now certain that the Caravan with promised goods has sailed and is expected to arrive next (this) Saturday, 10 September at 5:40 PM UTC.  There are rumors that the destination is Cabo Rojo and the chests were (are) heavy. Take all the necessary steps to make sure it is intercepted.

 

My interpretation:

 

Captains;

 

We're gonna get you some stuff this time make sure you get to the wrecks near Cabo Rojo with a large ship as the chests are gonna be heavy.

 

Heav-Hoe matties.

 

I think these events are cool, keep them coming.

 

Thanks and sincerely,

;0)

BS

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It was said in PvP1 global chat, so unless someone took a screenshot, it will be hard to find.

Oh you mean only one one server since there is never any admin/mods on PvP2 or PvE?  Just like they posted the hints 2 hours before on only that server and not on the other two?   NO wonder so many PvP1 players got there before the PvP2 and PvE players and haven't been really back on since?   Love how they just ignore the other two servers.  IF these events are so random why can't they change the code for the other servers to be more prime time for them?

Any chance we could have one of these for another TZ...so far for us Oceanic (our peak is 40%/50% of core peak) is 3am, 3am, 4am and now 4am...which is a bit ya know...pants.

Yah how hard is it to change the times to match prime times for the other servers?  On PvP2 that is before noon in the morning and most of us are asleep or doing family things in the morning.

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Oh you mean only one one server since there is never any admin/mods on PvP2 or PvE?  Just like they posted the hints 2 hours before on only that server and not on the other two?   NO wonder so many PvP1 players got there before the PvP2 and PvE players and haven't been really back on since?   Love how they just ignore the other two servers.  IF these events are so random why can't they change the code for the other servers to be more prime time for them?

 

One of the main reasons (I presume) is there are no volunteers from PvP2 to be mods, maybe if you were to message one of the devs they might make you a mod.

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Oh you mean only one one server since there is never any admin/mods on PvP2 or PvE?  Just like they posted the hints 2 hours before on only that server and not on the other two?   NO wonder so many PvP1 players got there before the PvP2 and PvE players and haven't been really back on since?   Love how they just ignore the other two servers.  IF these events are so random why can't they change the code for the other servers to be more prime time for them?

Yah how hard is it to change the times to match prime times for the other servers?  On PvP2 that is before noon in the morning and most of us are asleep or doing family things in the morning.

 

I hear the mods now mostly play on pvp1 due to many reasons not relevant to this topic. 

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I hear the mods now mostly play on pvp1 due to many reasons not relevant to this topic. 

Doesn't matter the one they play, they should recruit mods for each server.  

 

Though I'll have admit time prob paid off on this event.  PvP2 Pirates finaly got a few BP's it seem.  

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Ended up a grid and a half too far North of this one. Got nothing for my trouble. By the time I sailed South, everything was cleaned out in about 10 minutes. This is probably the last event I try until some changes are made to the event. I've been at it three weeks now and have literally gotten one chest. I have a social life and do things late with friends on Friday. Then I have to work until very late Saturday night. It is too exhausting to go on week after week putting myself through hell to almost certainly get nothing.

 

Can we please start spawning in the wrecks one at a time over the course of several hours so that:

 

A ) People will actually PvP to control the area so that they can loot wrecks that spawn later on in the event.

 

B ) People who were not literally right on top of the wrecks when they spawned have a CHANCE at getting something.

 

C ) People who do choose to PvP in the event area still have a shot at loot when their battle is over.

 

D ) There is a steady stream of chest-carrying merchants leaving the event area to potentially be attacked.

 

The event is by intention a PvP event, but the way it is designed actively punishes people who try to PvP. This is not a good design choice and it needs to be rectified. I don't intend to participate any further until changes are made that make the event actually interesting.

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Got there in time for once to snag a chest, then everyone who got a chest scattered to the winds and those who didn't were mostly running about around the wrecks in desperation, the sail to safe harbour was uneventful. Had a chance to intercept a chest carrier shortly thereafter but he hid in an epic event and after waiting for about 45 minutes it was clearly not worth spending anymore time on doing nothing so logged off.

 

Chest or no chest, same result as past events.

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Got our six man group together again this week. Many more player groups out in Pvp ships this week. Managed to pick the right spot.

Found a swede LVG that had just picked up a chest. A lone Dane in a Suprise sailed inside our group tagged the LGV. It shot the LGV and then the LGV surrendered. The Dane immediately left the battle. The LGV was still there but it wouldn't let any of us put crew on it. So the Dane made it so everyone else could not receive the prize. So this chest was wasted.

Second encounter was with x2 Dutch Indiamen sailing together that had reappeared after OW log out. The two Indiamen sailed side by side, turned off survival and sunk each other. This resulted in another wasted chest or more.

I don't think you can ever beat the player propensity to try to make sure the other team does not gain. So although this style of event favors team work, pre-planning and PvP some duos of players have figured out how to game the mechanics to deny the pvp groups the rewards. I have no idea how you could stop this sort of thing. Granted the two Indiamen that shot each other got negative XP and an officer life but at level 50 that sort of thing doesn't matter much.

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First time I was able to see the event. In my opinion Saturday evening is ill chosen for special events. Friday and Saturday evening and nights are for parties, dinners and other social events, not game time.  

But back to the event itself, I found it a bit..... underwelming..... saw some empty wrecks, ships milling around, but very few battles, and after about 20 minutes on the spot, I had to log off anyway.

I would have thought there would be more ships and or more chests on each ship.

 

This kind of event needs some work, but all in all we need more events and "special stuff" happening.

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I actually do my family time on Sunday like most folks so yes Sat is my game time.  NOt every one parties any more as a lot of us are grown ups these days.   THouhg it being only in the morning US time cause I do like to sleep in my weekends and specialy if I been up late online playing games Friday nights.  Though I do think they need to change the times up randomaly though for all the servers.

 

First time I was able to see the event. In my opinion Saturday evening is ill chosen for special events. Friday and Saturday evening and nights are for parties, dinners and other social events, not game time.  

But back to the event itself, I found it a bit..... underwelming..... saw some empty wrecks, ships milling around, but very few battles, and after about 20 minutes on the spot, I had to log off anyway.

I would have thought there would be more ships and or more chests on each ship.

 

This kind of event needs some work, but all in all we need more events and "special stuff" happening.

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I actually do my family time on Sunday like most folks so yes Sat is my game time.  NOt every one parties any more as a lot of us are grown ups these days.   THouhg it being only in the morning US time cause I do like to sleep in my weekends and specialy if I been up late online playing games Friday nights.  Though I do think they need to change the times up randomaly though for all the servers.

 

Having them on different days would be nice, or considering the scarcity of drops even a couple a week would be preferable. I have more weekdays off than weekends, and I'd much rather get up early on a weekday over a weekend.

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