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I left the game because playing it was boring me.

My two last actions were to carry my mine production from outposts to Fort-Royal, using an Hermione and two Indianmen. On my return way, I was ganked (again) by players who told me that they are searching balanced fights. Balanced fight means 3 Wasa shits plus a Connie to attack an Hermione and two traders (LOL). And the come back of PvP marks convinced me that these “balanced” fight will be the only remaining one. I did not fight this last battle (why giving fun to gankers?). I saved one of the Indians, the other one being captured, then I surrendered the Hermione. As a consequence, the saved Indian came back in the fight. I was so bored that I just left the game without trying to save her again…

The day after, I tried to participate to another PB (one empty more, Americans did not come). During the pseudo fight, the clan war again restarted between players and I rage quit the game. I never came back in.

So the reasons that pushed me out are:

  • RvR (too much of that, ad nauseam)
  • PvP (gank only)
  • Wasa
  •  PvP marks (encouragement to gank) and Victory Marks (even worst, giving disadvantages to weak nations...)
  • Clans.
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56 minutes ago, Eleazar de Damas said:

...ganked (again) by players who told me that they are searching balanced fights...

 

Sad, but unfortunately you will never see those lia....s, uh, I mean: players admit it.  Sorry to see you go.  Are people really still arguing to eliminate reinforcement zones?  Wow.

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2 hours ago, Eleazar de Damas said:

I left the game because playing it was boring me.

My two last actions were to carry my mine production from outposts to Fort-Royal, using an Hermione and two Indianmen. On my return way, I was ganked (again) by players who told me that they are searching balanced fights. Balanced fight means 3 Wasa shits plus a Connie to attack an Hermione and two traders (LOL). And the come back of PvP marks convinced me that these “balanced” fight will be the only remaining one. I did not fight this last battle (why giving fun to gankers?). I saved one of the Indians, the other one being captured, then I surrendered the Hermione. As a consequence, the saved Indian came back in the fight. I was so bored that I just left the game without trying to save her again…

The day after, I tried to participate to another PB (one empty more, Americans did not come). During the pseudo fight, the clan war again restarted between players and I rage quit the game. I never came back in.

So the reasons that pushed me out are:

  • RvR (too much of that, ad nauseam)
  • PvP (gank only)
  • Wasa
  •  PvP marks (encouragement to gank) and Victory Marks (even worst, giving disadvantages to weak nations...)
  • Clans.

Seriously?

You don't sail with two indiamen in tow and expect a fair fight. A prize like that is worth sallying half a battlefleet. And saving either of the transports was a victory in itself.

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5 hours ago, Eleazar de Damas said:

I left the game because playing it was boring me.

 

Same with me.  Haven't really been having fun for a while.  But I continued on under the assumption I was building for release some day in the future and it would be fun.  But I no longer consider that investment to be worth it.
I'll check in every now and then to blow up some AI ships or talk to the buds.  I check the forums in case there are new developments.   But I don't consider any time investment to be worth it.  If it goes to real beta or release, I might jump back in if populations go up dramatically.  If the rules improve I might play a bit more.  But I am considering the time I have spent vs the dollars spent to be worth it... but not going forward.

Starting up in a new, active reasonably well developed MMORPG just highlighted how sad the game is now.  I'm having fun in that game without the feeling I am just there to be a target or being forced to play one way or be irrelevant.

As I said before, I doubt Naval Action will go to release.  Legends will probably move forward, but I am not interested in it.  If Legends goes forward I might play some, but the grind and lack of solid team play turns that game off for me.  If I want that type of play, there is World or Warships.

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I left about a year and a half ago (July 2016) because I simply didn't have the time to play it, then when I did log in the clan was requesting that everyone turned up to port battles, etc, then you'd spend 40 minutes getting to where you were needed only to not be able to get into the PB (either it was full or it had already begun, or whatever reason). So you'd sit about and screen for them, usually against a larger force.

I just burnt out on that so quickly, stopped playing.

I'm back now, but theres no way I'm getting involved in a clan that tries to micromanage its members again, nor do I think I'll bother with much of that port battle lark, its just too downright time consuming for the fun you get out of it. The benefits of being in a larger clan in terms of access to ship builders and all were great, sure, but I'm not convinced that it was for me.

Anyway, I'm pirate and I've a whole load of redeemables sitting on my account, so I reckon I'll just re-learn the game first, then just focus on OW PvP, see how I get on. Pirates sure dont seem to be doing as well on the OW map these days, that's for sure. Theres a whole bunch of new mechanics I'm trying to get my head around.

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On 12/31/2017 at 9:33 PM, jodgi said:

This has never happened.

Several other people swear in their posts, even the admin has. When I do it against one of their decisions. Off to gulag with me. I was given a warning and told the consequences if I do it again. Because this is a “respectful mature community.” Is that not the biggest joke you have heard? Anyway. It’s the small things mate. Just because you are pocket buddies with the devs and don’t see over those britches, doesn’t mean the rest of us are in the same spot as you. I know several people that have quit because of the admin or the moderator team especially, on this forum berating them, threatening them hypocritically, as s/he did to me. I have thick skin and don’t care so much, but it is a massive problem when you have a small playerbase. So don’t deny it’s existence because you personally haven’t seen it. I think several Jews denied the Nazis were genociding them when the Holocaust first started. Sure didn’t make it any less real did it?

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Swear. Swear at someone. Swear at something. Saying something is stupid. Saying someone is stupid. You get the point...

Know the difference, avoid unwanted attention.

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52 minutes ago, jodgi said:

Swear. Swear at someone. Swear at something. Saying something is stupid. Saying someone is stupid. You get the point...

Know the difference, avoid unwanted attention.

Too late for that, maybe in next life. :)

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Why invest more time when it's just going to get wiped? I haven't played seriously in quite awhile. From the look of the clans discord they haven't been either.

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5 hours ago, Ser_Slack said:

Why invest more time when it's just going to get wiped? I haven't played seriously in quite awhile. From the look of the clans discord they haven't been either.

The word "invest" should never be used in the context of a game.  If the process isn't fun then you've got the wrong game to begin with. 

 

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I quit because the game is nothing more than alts tracking and ganking anyone who dares to pvp without a group. No matter where you go on the map teleporters are waiting to gankyou the minute you left battle.

Im sure they keep trying more bad ideas to stop the ganks but for me i found out pirates of the Burning Sea is back online with way more players and a overall better game so i am playing that now and actually having fun vs frustration. 

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19 hours ago, Barbancourt (rownd) said:

The word "invest" should never be used in the context of a game.  If the process isn't fun then you've got the wrong game to begin with. 

 I have the wrong game then. The amount of time investment required to be successful in a rvr clan isn't worth pissing away. One of the reasons the population has taken a nosedive.

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The time the game requires is indeed a problem for many people, but it's also an essential part of the experience.  It certainly isn't for everyone.  I'm not sure if there's a way to mix casual and dedicated timescales in the same game - maybe, maybe not. 

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