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Please post your ideas related to ART, Texts, localization, and other issues not related to RVR, Combat, Economy and DLC proposals. 

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    • Cannon crafting change rationale
    • Cannon crafting current version and whats wrong
    • Proposal on cannon crafting change

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  • Trading proposal (should be a separate post in an economy section)
  • Hostility proposal (should be a separate post in RVR section)
  • DLC ship proposal (should be a separate post in DLC section
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When pressing F at open sea to open "Fleet", i would like to see a thing, that shows what kind of books you have applied to the current ship. Example: a player might forget if he has marines or s

Would be awesome to hear a whistle and the rumble of drums when you start to tag another ship. If sailing in a group it would be helpful for them if they hear that sound as well.

release admiraal de ruyter for everyone    ( permit drops  i dont care how it drops it up to the development team to balance that )

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Please change elite ships, so that they remain elite when we capture one. We feel truly cheated when we manage to capture one, only to find it's a pile of junk that's not worth keeping.

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Caribbean climate realism proposal

  • Caribbean climate realism change rationale
    The look of the climate and weather should be something like the real-world Caribbean. Making this change would brighten up the whole game and make the environment more realistic and less depressing.
  • Caribbean climate realism and whats wrong
    As it stands, the climate/weather in-game, is just too gloomy and reminiscent of the North Atlantic.
  • Proposal on Caribbean climate improvement
    Have a good look at what the climate is like in the real world Caribbean and please emulate that in the game. I've always said that this is one of the most imperative changes the game needs, to make it more convincing and uplifting.
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Generosity of loot and mission rewards proposal

  • Generosity of rewards: change rationale
    The loot and mission rewards seem unnecessarily miserly.
  • Generosity of rewards: what's wrong
    The loot from most AI ships, and the rewards for many missions are incredibly stingy. Take, for example, the Group Kill mission, where three first rates have to go up against five AI first rates. Completing the mission involves some risk and takes time, and yet, after the rewards are shared equally between the three participants, it amounts to (1) a silver chest, (2) a mission chest and (3) 1500 doubloons. The silver chest and the mission chest invariably contain items of disgustingly negligible value. The 1500 doubloons is also dishearteningly miserly for such a mission. But honestly, most rewards in this game are just too stingy, and give little incentive to keep playing.
  • Generosity of loot: change proposal
    There have been some recent tweaks to the generosity of loot and rewards, but massive improvement is still needed. If there was a higher probability that we find something of real value in mission chests and silver chests, and in sealed bottle wrecks and loot from AI ships, it would make the game vastly more worthwhile.
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Easy module/upgrades comparison

By this I mean that when you are in port and try to fit in new module/refit/upgrade for your ship you can see in bracket () new value of stats. When you are in window with upgrades when you place mouse cursor on upgrade you can see change in ship stats, maybe numbers in bracket of different colour e.g. (+0.12).  I know that old sea dogs know by heart all equipment stats and changes in ship stats but for new player it is not so oblivious. 

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Coastline artwork customisation.

Introduce customised coastline artwork that better reflects the geography and vegetation of the real world areas and regions reflected on the map.

In the current implementation, coastline geography and vegetation is monolithic and lacking diversity across the map and therefore relatively bland and uninteresting; integral to the game as a feature (you can’t sail on land) but not adding value from an immersion point of view. 

Develop differing coastline geography and vegetation that better reflects real-world locations. This would add immersion and appeal while sailing within visual distance of coastline as well as providing broad visual navigational cues from region to region and as you transition between regions.

It’s not integral to the playing of the game (other than the minor navigational benefit above) so is a pure artwork request in that sense.

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Battle Commander's interface.

Naval action, apart from solo/small PvP battles, also has it's obvious, RvR and/or large PvP battles, which can't be performed without proper commanding officer. That officer has a very difficult job today, due to lacking interface. 

My suggestion is therefore to add a new feature to Battle Instance interface, where a commander could see the status of each ship under his command. The interface would be triggered with a hotkey. The information about each ships would be as follows:

Hull/structure status

Sail position

Sail status (HP and how much of the sails is set + info about depower).

Ship's speed

Ship's heading

Ship leak status

Ships gun load status.

I'm not a UI designer, but I was thinking about it to look something like that (example of 25 ship group):

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I'm not sure, if the above is the best way to design it - perhaps there are other ways of showing the same data in a less cluttered way, or maybe have another hotkey, that would hide certain details, starting from the very basic hull info, then adding the course and sail info after another key press, up to full info including guns loading status and then back to the basic hull info, so that commander could chose the desired level of detail.

On top of that, clicking on any of those status boxes, would move Your camera directly to that ship, just like You can do, after You sink. 

If You could move those boxes around and add ships do different, maybe color-coded groups, then that would be even greater addition.

I think this would significantly improve possibilities for battle management, and perhaps, add another level to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Display combat reports in clan log when a clan player had sunk an enemy. So all clan members can see who was active in PVP today.
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Allow scuttling of a ship in an outpost to which we cant teleport anymore and following that, enable outpost warehouse check to determine if deleting an outopst wont cause us to loose valuable assets.

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Hire a Capitan for you fleet ship. who earns exp and get Peaks as well. and you can send him on his way whit a full loadet ship or order him to go collect stuff in a other warehouse you have

    

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Group Kill Mission

So far we have one Group Kill Mission for up to 6 Players.

Is it possible also to have it for:

up to 4 Players.

up to 8 Players.

and up to 10 Players.

So that more people can join a Mission, because sometimes you have one too much and or less players online which then can't play.

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Hi !

For some of us the problem of the patrol zone is  that is a gank  place.

I suggest a new specific patrol place in addition of the other Pz where  the belonging of a nation does not matter.

It could be called FFA patrol zone. 

The captains would join a battle side A vs side B. But for exemple if a russian join the battle in  circle A, an other russian can still join  circle B.

I suggest that every captain entering in the PZ is anonymous and without flag 

It could solve the excessive number of russians in the patrol zone and make PZ more exciting.

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Proposal:  When in the map view, with a course plotted, sound a bell when you hit your map point.  The equivalent of the watch telling the captain the ship has arrived at its waypoint.  

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Navy signals (new Perk) 3points?

Enables the players on the group of the Navy signal Perk Player to see his protractor and waypoints on the map and on the OW compass.

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Boatswain Perk

A perk to have over the compass the wind profile of the ship and an advice in the future when you are close to be in shadow wind, or you are inside. 

Devs could think of increase the cost and move inside the sextant perk too. 

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Ship events every day all around the map in a form of solo AI ships, with obtainable ship notes allowing to choose type of wood but also permit drops for crafters.  50-50 chance for any of those.

Includes: Le Requin, Hercules, L'Hermione, Santa Cecylia, Diana, Indiaman, Rotterdam, Rattvisan, Leopard, Bellona, Le Redoutable, De Ruyter, Montanes, Victory DLC, Santissima Trinidad.

Thx

Edit: Montanes added

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 walk arround in side the ship decorate it and make it your home. (you can then make a cash shop whit items to put inside and normal and rara randomly drops on the Ocean after fights)

i whod love walking inside a Victory or a gallion

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13 hours ago, van stiermarken said:

Flags:

show the nation flag (navy flag) in open world.

selectable country flag (player) as national flag.

slightly bigger flags on the ship.

correct streamer (pennant)

admiral flag (when reaching the first admiral rank)

clan flags (royal standard) - for example navy flag including the clan tag name

 galleon

 

8 hours ago, ABR said:

 walk arround in side the ship decorate it and make it your home. (you can then make a cash shop whit items to put inside and normal and rara randomly drops on the Ocean after fights)

i whod love walking inside a Victory or a gallion

I like both of these ideas. At least in open world allow the countries navy flag to be flown and also would be great to walk around your ship inside and out, allow upgrades to things to help boost crew moral and to your cabin making it more like home!

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