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48 minutes ago, Sea Archer said:

If balls do not penetrate the armour, but are not deflected by the angle, I would like to see at least a few of them sticking in the ship's side. 

Can some of the crew be smoking a pipe too? :) 

Buster 

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Having the translation of military voice effects linked to the Nation you chose to play, not to the langage of your UI.

for example, a German playing GB would have a German UI but British voices on his British ships.

Seeing Italian translation, I wonder...

However, crews were multinational.

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Ok this is a little thing.  I would like to see a relation to the type of ship at a bottle sunken ship to the size of the cargo load.  Yesterday, I took an LGV to get cargo from a sealed bottle wreck that said it was a lynx.  I got there and it was 2100 lbs.  I had to turn around go back and get an Indiaman to pick it up.   Sort of drops the immersion level when a sunken lynx has 2100 lbs in at 500 lb hold.  It could also tell you that you need to avoid bringing a smaller trader.

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How about an X icon to close the map instead of Esc?  You can click the map icon to open how about a closing it with mouse too? 

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On 1/17/2019 at 1:18 PM, Busterbloodvessel said:

Can some of the crew be smoking a pipe too? :) 

Buster 

I want to see rats jumping out of sinking ships

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On 1/18/2019 at 8:23 AM, angriff said:

 Sort of drops the immersion level when a sunken lynx has 2100 lbs in at 500 lb hold.

I imagine that the cargo was too heavy and sunk the ship.

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The ability to change the text size and colour of friend and enemy captains in a battle instance. An additional option of a day and night name colours toggle.

The colours look different on different screens. White names against white clouds is also a bit of a problem in a 50 ship PB!

Buster (pink on pink fire)

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Was playing the testbed and thought of some ideas for combat. Now that the boarding is hidden to some degree so you don't know what the enemy is choosing I thought it'd be nice to expand on this some more.

My thoughts is to make the enemy ship/crew UI invisible so you don't know exactly the condition of the enemy ship or crew. 

This will make fighting more interesting and make boarding more risk/reward since you don't know the exact state of the enemy crew.

 

I always thought it odd that I knew the exact condition and crew count of the enemy ship when fighting. Removal of this feature would greatly improve the combat experience, especially in PVP.

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@admin Please rework the pb system, ma and so many other players (newcomers) would really like to see it back as it was 1 year ago. We feel like its too hard for the attacker and requires too much preparation: the only ones who do pbs from time to time are currently the brits (HAVOC). Also dozens  of players i know find it really hard to stay motivated to play withput the conquest system. We all feel like it has the priority over anything else and ita the feature that will attract the most abd that will keep motivated to play. We'd gladly appreciate a reply.

 

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clan timers to be the same across the map for all nations . Ports to cost more to disincentive larger clans hoovering up everything without there being any negatives

 

probably topics already brought up and perhaps need looking at again

 

tactical timers though. I understand clans not wanting to be attacked when they sleep . Perhaps a clan can only attack others when their own ports can be attacked, (the same time).

 

 

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Paint dlc , getting so many people wanting particular paints in global channel lately, would seem like the ideal dlc to me

 

no crying pay to win with cosmetics

 

 

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a place to check your knowledge slots on any ship without having to be in one

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On 2/1/2019 at 6:23 PM, Vizzini said:

Paint dlc

Not sure what keeps them from adding it... we even have flag DLC already. My only guess would be, they are still working on some higher quality paints for the DLC and the old familiar ones will be available for all plebs without DLC. The old paints aren't bad but the only ones among them, that I would pay for without thinking twice are Rogue Noir, Scarred and maybe classic white.

More "used look" paints like "scarred" and "outlaw" is what I want to see... no more 100% maiden voyage and brandnew ships, please. I want to see battle scars, patches and visible wear on the gear. I think surprise is one of the few ( or even the only ? ) ships, that has a more realistic water line texture, that gives the impression the ship has been at sea for a while.

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On 1/23/2019 at 3:22 AM, Busterbloodvessel said:

The ability to change the text size and colour of friend and enemy captains in a battle instance. An additional option of a day and night name colours toggle.

The colours look different on different screens. White names against white clouds is also a bit of a problem in a 50 ship PB!

Buster (pink on pink fire)

Good call.

On 2/1/2019 at 12:23 PM, Vizzini said:

Paint dlc , getting so many people wanting particular paints in global channel lately, would seem like the ideal dlc to me

Only if the color pallet is limited to historical colors. No fluorescents and odd pastels, please. 

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Have in-game Cutter renamed 'HMS Alert' or 'L'Alerte' and the Basic Cutter renamed plain 'Cutter', 'HMS Alert' or 'L'Alerte'.

In-game Cutter was modeled from RL HMS Alert (1777) captured by the French in 1778 and renamed L'Alerte.

In-game ship names such as 'Cutter' and 'Basic Cutter' are not nice. Could be changed.

An other possible great name for a Cutter is Le Renard, one of French privateer Surcouf's ships. 

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A designated flag ship ,where you can capture the flags and sell them and long boats to offload to loot ships that are sunk to divii up treasure of sunk rats

and AI response that when too much trade is interrupted a AI epic battle fleet rolls out of capital harbors with some named ships that can only be gotten in that exchange

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Things I'd like to see:  Besides the ever elusive dream of a real working crafting based player economy...  I'd like a few more small ships, and a more prominent role for small ships.  Keep 1-4 Rates limited for fleet battles and "national" stuff.  90%+ of "daily drivers" being light frigates. corvettes, or smaller.  Unfortunately we've been moving in the opposite direction.  As long as the economy is easily exploitable we probably can't create limits via maintenance costs for ships.  Limited port slots for larger ships, based on rank?  I dunno.  Just daydreaming...

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Clan timers to be uniform, no more having a clan having different timers for different ports.

Spread the good woods around the map evenly with  some in large ports for epic fleet battles and some in smaller ones. Think cartagena in different locations. If one large clan owned 2 cartagenas they might get multiflipped.

 

higher costs for ports to try and leave some empty or unwanted ports available for smaller clans , nations and solo players to use. They don't have to own them , they can still use them as a secret base

 

zero sum pvp rewards. You go out on the seas with a combat mark ( that you have to purchase from the admiralty or port or wherever) and if you sink another player ( or get share in the kill ) this is the reward you receive. Nobody would then bother farming their "friends / alts" as they can only gain what they have paid out in the first place.

 

better spread of free ports . This will help people shift their items in readiness to use their dlc for forged papers. Currently there are nations where the free ports are a dangerous distance away. The time involved shifting their goods and the fact they also pay for this service

 

perhaps a 1 time dlc for forged papers at a cheaper rate. Right now some of the dlc's are at times more expensive than the base game ( when on sale of course)

 

just my thoughts,  I'm  still enjoying the game and will be happy to get going at release and believe many will return when they know there will be no more wipes

 

 

 

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in your navy tab in the port ui we have the ports attached to it ,so we can have a peak show of the ships in that other particular port,

it now only has the port warehouse in the port ui and that gives you a view of the goods in that port 

is it perhaps possible to attach the other ports on the left on that tab so we can have a peak in the other warehouses  

 

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5 hours ago, Vizzini said:

Clan timers to be uniform, no more having a clan having different timers for different ports.

Spread the good woods around the map evenly with  some in large ports for epic fleet battles and some in smaller ones. Think cartagena in different locations. If one large clan owned 2 cartagenas they might get multiflipped.

 

higher costs for ports to try and leave some empty or unwanted ports available for smaller clans , nations and solo players to use. They don't have to own them , they can still use them as a secret base

 

zero sum pvp rewards. You go out on the seas with a combat mark ( that you have to purchase from the admiralty or port or wherever) and if you sink another player ( or get share in the kill ) this is the reward you receive. Nobody would then bother farming their "friends / alts" as they can only gain what they have paid out in the first place.

 

better spread of free ports . This will help people shift their items in readiness to use their dlc for forged papers. Currently there are nations where the free ports are a dangerous distance away. The time involved shifting their goods and the fact they also pay for this service

 

perhaps a 1 time dlc for forged papers at a cheaper rate. Right now some of the dlc's are at times more expensive than the base game ( when on sale of course)

 

just my thoughts,  I'm  still enjoying the game and will be happy to get going at release and believe many will return when they know there will be no more wipes

 

 

 

overall I agree with the suggestions here.

I'd personally want RvR benefits in lowering port costs. I've said it in the past but to encourage nations/clans to take a whole county in order to get better benefits. a useless port may not be useless if strategically it gives you more benefits.

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2 minutes ago, Teutonic said:

overall I agree with the suggestions here.

I'd personally want RvR benefits in lowering port costs. I've said it in the past but to encourage nations/clans to take a whole county in order to get better benefits. a useless port may not be useless if strategically it gives you more benefits.

yep I don't think it's any good to own ports that are useless , if they were a drain on resources , cash or whatever, then it may leave them open to use by others. Many smaller clans owning ports could create more drama / pvp  / rvr

 

At present, the richer ports offset the cost of the ports that bring nothing in.  If this wasn't the case , then perhaps  smaller clans could utilize them , fight over them , use them as trading hubs. Right now, clans don't fight over ports. The nation turns up. It's rare to see a PB with one clan filling their own side

 

anything that could drive some rvr would be good of course

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Manifest

Ships would keep a manifest of all items and persons moved between ports. I don't understand why we are unable to see a list of all inventories across ports, and instead have to visit each port just to see warehouse inventories. 

Yes, I can keep an inventory myself in a notebook or in excel, but I don't think that is really the point here. There is no reason we shouldn't be able to know what we have and where.

Additionally, it would be nice to be able to look at this manifest while sailing in the overworld. On a long haul, there isn't much to do. It would be nice and entertaining to be able to peruse lists of goods held at my various ports.

 

I'm not suggesting that we be able to interact with any of our held items without being in that port.

 

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