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We would like to show everyone that rookie ships are beasts in right hands and that ai is completely incompetent against the right opponent.

Hence the competition

  1. Sink the AI Le gros ventre (escorted or unescorted) in a basic cutter solo (boarding allowed)
  2. Record it on video and upload to youtube
  3. Post the video here

Top 3 fastest wins will be presented
Santa Cecilia Frigate (wood/planking will be provided based on captains choice)

Rules

  • You must be in a basic cutter
  • You must be alone (no outside help is allowed)
  • Explosion kills do not count

Competition ends next Monday 19th June. Top 3 videos will be posted on NA channels and FB pages.

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Just now, katerholzig said:

is my i7-3770 able to handle it?

i have no idea. but should be fine. XD

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1 minute ago, katerholzig said:

btw admin does it matter an what server we cap it and could we choose the server where we wanna get that santa cecillia as well?

server does not matter - you can do it on pve server so no-one can interfere

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Just as an aside, if anyone needs help with recording, feel free to message me. Anyways, here should be my result, spent about 40 minutes messing around with that LGV on my first day. Since i wasted 50 minutes i dont expect to win, but irregardless worth a shot :P

 

(46:05 to about 1:27:40)

 

 

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Do you have to use the free 4lb mediums?

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Did my entry; 15 ish minutes, gonna post the video here once it's uploaded

00:14:54

 

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1 hour ago, Batman said:

Surely that's what the game needs right now.

 

whats your problem a small event like this dont cost any development time or so o.O its just for fun ...

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LOL I went through a whole litany of chaining, demasting, graping and boarding, my video is like 62min... back to the drawing board haha.

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In this post: http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/20881-ai-shooting-double-charged-carronades/&do=findComment&comment=423693

@admin said:

"Ai sometimes carry carronades on stern. They don't carry carronades on broadsides. 
Ai is dumb, but it is not a loot button. 
Also keep in mind CTRL L reports are inaccurate and are not maintained since penetration was implemented. 

 

We do really recommend to all players who say ai cheats to learn to play before making statements like that. 
In fact lets start a competition

all proceed here." [Link to this post]

 

My response (posted here because other thread is locked):

I think you misunderstood what I was addressing in my original post, that is: AI is shooting double charge with carronades, something that no player can do. Is this intended, a bug, or is it something wrong with the CTRL + L?  I understand the penetration values of shot log are wrong/not maintained, but isn't the cannon type/shot type correct?

By the way, my comment about "AI hacking" was meant as a joke, AI is quite dumb, as you say, but is well within the abilities of an average player to handle.

 

On to this:

I shall attempt to participate in this challenge, but if my computer rig can't handle recording while playing, would it be alright to use an external video (as in, placing a video camera in front of the screen and recording that)? 

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OK, I tried a few times and this was my best effort, about 25min with base 4lb cannons.

I got 73 kills with one of the grapes, that's my best I can remember ever getting with the Basic Cutter.

I made a hash of the boarding, so have a laugh at my expense :)

 

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1 minute ago, Sansón Carrasco said:

with base 4lb cannons

That's the style :)

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I'd like to also confirm what I suspect is one of Admin's unstated motives in posting this challenge: to show that an AI LGV can be a very lucrative source of revenue for a low level captain. It takes hardly any more effort or time to cap one than to grind a Cutter in a Mission, but the payoff is much better - especially the loot!

I started today with very little in the bank and after a few tries (trying to get the best time I could), I'm now $150k richer. If a mediocre captain like I can do it, anyone can :)

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