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Patch 26. Spanish Frigate Diana, BR rebalance - Diana is a timed reward.

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Hello Captains
Patch has been deployed today to live servers. 29th August 2018

  • Diana wil be given out for testing to all captains in the Caribbean. 
    • It will be a timed reward - you will have to login and claim it within 15 days after the patch.
      • if you miss this 15 days window for some reason do not worry. It will be brought to the game as crafted ship or as admiralty note ship in the next patch. 
    • Spanish frigate Diana 
      • Spanish heavy frigate filling the gap between heavy and medium frigates
      • Gundeck - 24lb guns 42lb carronades
      • Upper deck - 9lb guns 32 lb carronades.
  • Major BR rebalance
    • We are gradually moving away from the static BR based on HP and DPS characteristics and will also consider several other factors including battle performance data. 
    • How it will work
      • Ships with much lower performance statistics will have lower BR even if they are a higher class vessel. For example 2nd rate pavel having a much worse battle performance than 3rd rate Bellona will have a lower BR than Bellona. 
    • The changes will be applied gradually as full performance based BR is currently impossible as it will break old mission system. Once new mission system is added in September we will let battle performance influence the ship BR slightly more.
    • This will mostly affect the port battles and will require captains to recalculate their battle plans for future conquests.
  • Speed changes
    • Wind curves slightly tweaked for
      • Hercules
      • Privateer
    • Speeds slightly increased for
      • Mercury
      • Niagara
      • Lynx
      • Privateer
      • Prince
    • Elite and Spanish/Pirate rig refit bonuses lowered from 30/15 to 20/10
    • Keep in mind that this speed change is a temporary fix to provide more options in the 6th rate category - all ships speeds, turning, and heel performance will be updated after port ui patch based on battle performance with the goal to increase gameplay depth. Current historical wind curves (fully based on sail plans) have been found to reduce gameplay depth instead of improving it, and will be adapted this autumn. 

 

Update 30th August 2018

  • Battle rating has been corrected for some of first rates:
    • L'Ocean 900 BR
    • Santisima 800 BR
  • Diana sailing curve has been properly applied on live servers

Hotfix was deployed 12th September

  • Fixed the bug locking you in port if you wanted to claim tutorial rewards without the outpost
  • Fixed basic cutter BR issues
  • Fixed Diana bugs with decals and colliders
  • Constitution Classic timed redeemable added to all captains.

Hotfix 19th September

  • All upgrades increasing crew rebalanced (data below)
  • XP and Money for kills and assists rebalanced based on BR of vessels (slight increase for 1-2nd rates)
  • Yacht can now enter port battles and can be added to fleets
  • Determined defender bonus lowered from 30% to 0.001%
  • Boarding max speed increased to 8 knots (previously around 4 knots). speed difference between your ship and enemy ship was lowered and now cannot exceed 5 knots to board (previously it was 8 knots). Both vessels must be below 8 knots. 
  • Barricades defensive bonus increased by 0.1 and attack penalty increased by 0.1 as well. 

Crew bonuses reductions

  • Shipbuilding:
    • Very cramped: 5% - previous 10%
    • Cramped: 2.5% - previous 5%
    • Extra crew trim: 7.5% - previous 10%
  • Modules and books:
    • Light ship hammocks refit: 5% - previous 15%
    • Hammocks book: 7.5%-7.5%-2.5% - previous 20%-10%-5%

 

Diana Screenshot

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3 minutes ago, admin said:

Major BR rebalance

  • We are gradually moving away from the static BR based on HP and DPS characteristics and will also consider several other factors including battle performance data. 
  • How it will work
    • Ships with much lower performance statistics will have lower BR even if they are a higher class vessel. For example 2nd rate pavel having a much worse battle performance than 3rd rate Bellona will have a lower BR than Bellona. 
  • The changes will be applied gradually as full performance based BR is currently impossible as it will break old mission system. Once new mission system is added in September we will let battle performance influence the ship BR slightly more.

 

Cool stuff :) Let's go test it boyyzz!

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A nice day to protect KPR from incoming raiders who want to steal HMS Diana from British Captains 😂

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11 minutes ago, admin said:

HMS Diana wil be given out for testing to all captains in the Caribbean

Release and replace as DLC to all those who bought cancer ship Requin, and remove Requin from game.

Thanks.:ph34r:

 

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13 minutes ago, admin said:

HMS Diana wil be given out for testing to all captains in the Caribbean. 

Will it be a ship note or an imported veffel with 2 days cooldown?

 

15 minutes ago, admin said:

Ships with much lower performance statistics will have lower BR even if they are a higher class vessel. For example 2nd rate pavel having a much worse battle performance than 3rd rate Bellona will have a lower BR than Bellona. 

This sounds really good! Remembers me of the riven mod system from Warframe... the less a weapon gets used, the better the mods stats become. Continually shifting metas are a good thing to keep games and their competitive aspects alive.

 

17 minutes ago, admin said:

Additional info will be posted in a bit. 

Uhh, the tease!

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I think it would be wise to inform the community about the planned BRs for each ship and allow discussion. Else one or two ships might get underrated by a lot and thus spammed as the new meta in PBs. And there will be more crying and work for you to adjust the BRs, again.

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