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Captains.

Patch has been deployed to live servers.

  • All assets, ships, resources have been reset.
  • Player experience and Craft experience has been provided in form of redeemables. Please use them wisely.
  • 4 ships has been provided for a head start
    • Pickle
    • Surprise
    • Indefatigable
    • Trader Brig
  • Forged papers have been provided to all captains in case you are unhappy with your choice will want to change nation in the future.
  • Remember that deleting your character no longer saves XP. Do not delete your players unless you are absolutely sure about it. If you delete a player you will get a fully fresh start.
  • Please do not use XP redeemables if you want to delete your character. Used redeemables are gone forever.
  • Unused redeemables will remain on the server if you delete your character, but only UNUSED redeemables. Please be careful with them.
  • Game has 3 servers
    • PVE
    • PVP EU – with restricted port battle timers
    • PVP Global – no restrictions on port battle timers
    Changes provided in the last couple of days to testbed
    • New regional refits blueprints and skill books have been added
    • Heavier guns still require coal, lighter guns require charcoal for production
    • Coal was repositioned to provide more goals in conquest
    • UI bugs were found and mostly fixed
    • Random teleport bug has been logged and we are working on the solution, please report random teleports when they happen
    • PVE server has conversion store (allowing conversion of pve marks into pvp and conquest marks)
    • PvP server has conversion store switched off – but it might come back in the future in some form.
    • Trader ships BPs were added to admiralty stores.
    • Preliminary hostility changes
      • Nation has 3 Port battles allowed instead of 2
      • Port battle starts in 22 hours after hostility reach 100% not in 46 as before
      • War supplies can now only be delivered to the regional capitals (not every port)
    Patch changes:
    • Combat model updated. Structure introduced. Ship now receives structural leaks when structure goes down (not when armor is destroyed like before). Structure affects leaks and masts integrity (you will be able to demast by bow and stern raking).
    • Port battle entry is only allowed 30 mins after login at sea. This penalty can be dropped if you enter any port. If you log off at sea and login within 5 mins (disconnects etc) you don’t get that penalty
    • Zone control points are not accumulated during first 10 mins of the port battle, zones cannot be captured during first 10 mins of the port battle.
    • New sounds system is implemented. Crew responds to your actions and intensity of combat.
    • All ships now have 1 durabilities with the corresponding change of required resources.
    • You can now use the hold of your fleet ships. New perks are introduced for fleet management
    • Admiralty store has been added. The following rewards were added (names are temporary and might not survive)
      • PVP marks – for high end frigates permits and skillbooks
      • PVE marks – for certain ships, skillbooks, resources and some other items
      • Conquest marks – for port battles and permits for lineships
      • Trading Manifest – reserved for potential future use.
      • Each reward can be used for exclusive content in admiralty stores.
      • PvP/PvE rewards are given in the end of battle based on battle kills and damage. If 10 people sink 1 ship rewards are split for 10 people based on damage, kills and assists.
      • Conquest rewards are given for victorious port battles for attackers or defenders and only if they inflicted damage on enemy ships or infrastructure (forts and towers).
    • Officers. Officers had one problem, they punished you if you played actively (and sank a lot). As a result officers were removed from the game and all perks have been moved to a player. You get 1 point per rank. Officers in their traditional sense might come back in the future.
    • Perk reset cost introduced – to reset your character perks you have to pay 50 PVE marks.
    • Pirate vs Pirate – outlaw battles. Pirates can now attack each other. The battle created by pirates vs pirates is always open and has FFA rules (free for all). You can sink anyone you see. Signalling perk does not work in the battle. Battle cannot be created in the capital protected waters. Outlaw battles do not give rewards.
    • Recently killed tracker added to game. Players who recently lost the battle (sank or surrendered) no longer give rewards for 1 hour. This solves a number of problems with pvp rewards farming
    • Ship paints can now be stored in clan warehouses.
    • Chain shot damage fall off from distance implemented and added to game.
    • Removal of current upgrade system and ship quality level. Tiered ship knowledge is implemented. (Details)
    • Repairs changed. Repairs now can be crafted and carried in the hold. You can use your fleet to carry more repairs. Cooldown is implemented on repairs. The number of how many times you can repair in battles depends on your hold size. You can capture repairs from enemies
    • Hold management in instances added, hold management for fleets is revamped. You can now use holds of your fleet in battles and capture hold from boarded/sinking enemies.
    • Bot routes and npc fleet composition significantly improved.
    • Guns are now sold in units and can be crafted.
    • Rookie zones removed. Rookie capitals are added back to respective regions. (Details)
    • Assign crew functionality in instances updated and somewhat improved.
    • Resource transport between free towns removed
    • Ship transport between outposts removed
    • Teleport to freetown removed.
    • Outpost to outpost transport is now only available between national towns.
    • Tow to capital replaced by tow to port – which sends you to the nearest deep water port – this is done to allow players living in distant areas from the capital to have unstuck that does not send them across the map (forcing them to sail back).
    • Certain changes are done for trading resources production limits. Expensive trading resources are no longer produced up to 25000 items providing infinite money making opportunities (e.g. textile machinery)
    • Shipyard is added back and is a required building for ship crafting
    • Lineships blueprints are now available in the admiralty. Lineships require permits to construct
    • Gifted perk removed
    • Ship blueprints no longer drop when crafting as there is no more RNG in crafting. Blueprints are immediately unlocked based on your crafting level or can be bought for marks from the admiralty.
    • Antigriefing is now based on curve – not on fixed number (old number 5x). The paramteter changes based on the amount of ships in the pull zone. If you want to attack a large organized fleet you will have to have a lot of ships too. Solo line ship can be attacked by a very small force.
    • Minimal crew thresholds for all vessels are now 70% of max ship crew (only checked in port) – you still can use under crewed ships in battles though. This requirements is not valid for trading vessels.
    • Hold load now affects speed and acceleration both in the Open world and in the battle instances. Cannons affect hold load as well. .
    • Contracts on cannons can be placed in stores.
    • Medkit was replaced by RUM. Surgeon now needs rum to fix sailors (or cut them). Medkit blueprint eliminated.
    • Battle result screen removed. Can stay up to 15 minutes inside the battle after it is over.
    • Player exiting battle spawns in the open world.
    • If you alt-f4 in battle you will be sent to the OW after battle
    • If you exit the battle and do nothing – normal disconnect mechanics will apply.
    • You can now loot hold from sinking ships if you are near the sinking enemy vessel.
    • NPC Ship capture on the PVP server
      • From now on All NPC ships cannot be captured on the PVP server. You can still take their hold and loot but you cannot switch to an NPC ship anymore.
      • PVE Server: NPC ships will be capturable on the PVE server with no restrictions.
      • PVP Server: On PVP server you will only be able to capture ships from players. Player fleet ships are considered pvp ships and can be captured
      • This fix also change closes final loopholes on pvp marks farming and provides guaranteed market to shipbuilders
    • Alliances tab disabled temporarily until alliance rework
    • Shipbuilding overhaul. Governors of regions announced a monopoly on all woods except for oak, fir and lignum. Imported resources (like teak) will only be available in the regions that imported them historically. Other woods will only be sold by NPC traders in the region. ( Details[forum.game-labs.net] )
      • New planking trims added to game. Redundant trims removed
      • New wood types added to game
    • Invisibility added when exiting battles under following conditions
      • Both Sides will receive 1 min invisibility on exit.
      • You cannot be attacked or attack during invisibility.
      • Invisibility persists even if you die and spawn in port (lets say Free town)
    • Cannons can now be stored in the warehouse
      Tunings:
          • Map zoom increased 2x in commander tablet
          • Port battle time increased to 105 mins
          • Accuracy and damage from land based guns increased by 15%
          • Points for kills increased by 50% in port battles instances
          • Attack circle timer (ow attack) reduced from 20 seconds to 15 seconds
          • If you sink in battle you will still be able to see the compass and wind indicator
          • Brace command is now a toggle
          • All contracts that are more than 15 days long are going to be automatically cancelled from now on.
          • All instances are now immediately closing when last player leaves the instance. A good % of instances were wasted for bot vs bot entertainment
          • Forts and towers were significantly buffed (large fort will destroy a ship in approximately 5 minutes under constant fire). We hope this feature will help players to vary their fleets a bit and bring mortar vessels to battles (who can destroy a fort in 10 mins. If this damage is too big we will lower it, but we were not really satisfied with the forts uselessness in battles).
          • Military NPCs now sometimes drop repairs as loot
          • Sugar added to many regions as resource – for rum production
          • Boarding preparation growth increased
          • Perk points are given to player faster – you will get 10 perk points 2x earlier.
          • Crew requirement lowered on 4lb,6lb and 12lb carronades
          • Tow to nearest deep water port do not check the hold weight any more
          • Redwood logs abandoned; blueprints using redwood now use lignum vitae.
          • Pine is merged with Fir and is now Fir from today. Pine logs abandoned, blueprints have changed
          • Fire damage is increased by 25%
          • Split function is improved
          • Bow figureheads rebalanced slightly (some bow figureheads might get abandoned though based on the historians feedback)
          • Fixed Rattlesnake figurehead bonuses bugs
          • Added a tooltip to cannon crafting blueprint
          • Port crew recruitment is now 68 per crew member. You will have to use rum at sea. 1 rum recovers 1 crew.
          • PVP content in the admiralty store rebalanced.
            • PVE server will have different prices and mark conversion options
          • Fleet and fort kills are properly counted to your fleet if you did the most damage
          • Added a button to sink a ship during cargo transfer interface (to receive kills and assists)
          • When instance ends all hulls with white flags left in instance are sank and give rewards to players who were supposed to receive kills for them
          • Recently killed flag is not given if you were sank by NPC
          • Certain tuning is done for Carpenter and Steel toolbox (bonuses reduced)
          • Repair cooldown increased from 10 mins to 15 mins (might get reverted back as we want to promote more aggressive combat)
          • Minimal crew requirement lowered on all traders
          • Victorious port battle defenders now properly receive conquest marks. To receive conquest marks you have to damage any enemy ship (any ship even one ship) above a certain threshold. Empty port battles will not give conquest marks. Conquest mark distribution. 3 for lineship ports, 2 for frigate ports, 1 for shallow ports.
          • It now takes some time to destroy stacks of resources in your cargo. This will allow privateers to get some cargo if they tag the trader in time. You can only destroy one stack in 25 seconds
          • Copper mine building removed, copper removed from all blueprints.
          • Ship blueprints updated and now require provisions. Ships in general became more expensive to make (especially higher level vessels)
          • Changed NPC production limits on certain resources
          • Port battles now properly allow PB battle points for recently killed captains (including pvp marks)
          • Wood planking splinter crew resistance now properly affects crew damage
          • Skillbooks tooltip now properly show if you know it or not
          • Fixed bugs appearing during redeeming of the Yacht
          • Recently killed status is not given if you surrender to fix the denial of marks exploit when players would surrender en masse before large battles to deny marks
          • Missions now only accept ships of the mission level and below. You can no longer do low level missions in 1st rates. This opens up more possibilities to create better and more challenging PVE content.
          • Nation change item added to the game. We will provide it for mass testing this week.
          • Free crew of 40 has returned the game to fix issues where a player can get stuck without money not allowing him to buy crew even for the basic cutter.
          • Fixed bug causing your knowledge level to work on a ship captured from you
          • Ship knowledge skills now work on your fleet ships
          • Food supplies added to certain regions allowing the construction of the Farm
          • Copper completely removed so you can now make war supplies and muskets without copper
          • Barrels blueprint updated
      Fixed bugs:
        • Fixed the bug that did not allow entering of missions as a group
        • Missions now should allow fleets of mission rank and bellow
        • Fixed bug that did not repair leaks during OW repair
        • Fixed pirate bot distribution in the pirate regions
        • Fixed the tooltip of the ship that now properly shows bonuses from trims and wood type
        • Fixed the bug causing all items to be bought in stacks of 1
        • Fixed the bug causing permits to drop when breaking up crafted vessels
        • Ship reverse speed bugs fixed
        • Trade window bug fixed (players lost their ships they traded via trade window)
        • Cargo duplication bug fixed
        • Fixed bug that did not allow to access hold for NPC ships in missions and events
        • Fixed bug that allowed to receive marks for basic cutter
        • Fixed bug that allowed your sank vessel to magically appear in the BRS screen
        • Fixed a memory leak with open combat information window.
        • Fixed UI bugs in ship to ship transfer
        • Bug causing blueprint drop during breakup removed
        • Fixed most bugs not giving rewards for sinking surrendered ships
        • Shipyard and workshop resource requirements bug fixed.
        • Several instance crashes bugs fixed
        • Fixed bug that did not allow you to craft even if you had a free slot in the port
        • Fix bug that shown the pve/pvp marks conversion rate for knees and furnishings
        • Fix bug that made captured derelict disappear if their owner exited the battle before assigning crew to them (to allow their capture for others who are still in instances)
        • Fix bug that allowed ships added to fleets without the perk in outlaw battles
        • Fixed several bugs with hold informational updates
        • Fixed bug that allowed bots to repair guns indefinitely
        • Fixed bug that increased deceleration on the Cutters
        • A lot of minor bugs fixed
      Next steps
      • Better PVE content (including some ai improvements)
      • UI rework and localization
      • Hostility improvements (including raids)

 


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New events, crafting changes and other things!

What’s new:

Crafting changes: Fine woods removed from the game until further notice. Fine woods are no longer required for ship crafting and no longer drop during tree growth. NPC buyers have been instructed to buy fine woods at good prices if players decide to sell their acquired stocks.

As a compensation for all the struggles with fine wood two uncrafteable ships were added to redeemables to all players across all servers.

PvE events – run daily

  • Time challenge – destroy 2 enemy ships in shortest possible time.
  • Kill challenge – destroy as many enemy ships in 30 mins. (Boarding does not count) – every kill grants +1 repair for the player.
  • Events are provided for testing. Initial ship for all events is Cerberus. In the forthcoming hotfixes and patches we will add variety to ships, enemies and challenges (demasting, boarding, etc).

PvP events – run 3 times a day.

  • 3 PvP events per day added (one shallow waters one deep waters) that will spawn in 2 fixed locations on the map.
  • Deep water – Hispaniola channel (closest FT La Tortue and La Navasse)
  • Shallow water – Bahamas sand bank (closest FT Shroud Cay and Cayo Romano)
Other changes
  • Ships can now be sent from outpost to outpost (tow request). Sent ships will be delivered during maintenance. Please be wary when sending ships into contested ports.
  • War supplies can only raise hostility to 50% and not more to remove the risk of hostility bombs
  • Social perk returns reformed as Signaling perk. Signaling allows entry to the battle until the battle rating of both sides is somewhat equal.
  • Coward perk was removed
  • Brace command added for testing. Brace reduces incoming crew damage significantly and acts as a crew shock locking some of the on deck activity (repairs, reloads). It allows only yard turning as those crew on sails/yards are immune to deck damage.
Fixed bugs:
  • Fixed rare bug with group list disappearing from the screen
  • Fixed bug with incorrect BR calculations for several NPC ships in fleets
  • Fixed bug that allowed spawn of same characteristics for NPC captured ships creating double bonuses
  • Several critical exploits fixed thanks to the player Qw569
Tunings:
  • Duel room distance increased to 1km
  • Cannonball splinter damage somewhat lowered again
  • Max possible grape damage slightly increased
  • Hostility points adjusted and now depend on ship class. Port hostility points requirements adjusted as well. Approximate numbers = 1st rates 700 pts/unrated 100 pts.

Port battles entry zones algorithms and capture points placement still requires work and will be deployed in a hot fix within next week or two.

RU

 


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Patch 9.93 will be deployed today

What’s new:
  • New ship added: Bucentaure – a superb and powerful french ship of the line (drops from 3rd rates and rarely from Ingermanland). Blueprints will be reworked in the future through the academy building so please ignore that it drops from english/russian lineships
  • New set of battle and economy perks/skills added
  • Battle
    • Press Gang – crew members alive after boarding join your crew
    • Area Control – you and all enemy ships within 500m from you cannot exit the battle
    • Pump inventor – improves pump performance
    • Carronade master – improves carronade accuracy
    • Storage master – provides additional repair kit in battle but reduces speed
    • Admiralty connections – reduces crew hire price
    • Trimming Expert – reduces ship heel
    • Rigging Specialist – improves your sails (reducing incoming damage) and repairs them better
    • Emergency master – reduces emergency repairs cool down
    • Expert Carpenter – increases repair amount in battle and in the open world
    • Expert Surgeon – medical kits efficiency increased
    • Defence Drill – reduces cost of defend command
  • Economy
    • Foreman – increase Labor hours regeneration
    • Overseer – increase Labor hours storage
    • Royal shipbuilder – reduces LH consumption for all vessels
    • Lineship shipmaster – reduces LH consumption for ships of the line
    • Frigate shipmaster – reduces LH consumption for all frigates and 4th rates
    • Light ship master – reduces LH consumption for unrated vessels
    • Gifted – increases blueprint learning chance
    • Fisher – increases chance to fish something out of the water
  • New acceleration physics. Expect significant changes and temporary annoyance.
  • Auto-escape functionality added. If you internet disappears in 5 mins your ship will set sail at best angle and will sail straight until exit timer allows exit the battle.
  • Sail animations somewhat improved
  • Perk reset functionality added – costs 3 levels
  • Pirates are now considered nation in large battles in the lobby – no longer filling both sides.
  • Convert All (fish) button added to convert all types of fish
  • Repair and Medical kits allows teleport now
  • Surrender is no longer possible if you are sinking or on fire
Fixed bugs:
  • Fixed bugs with free crew generation in certain cases (e.g with basic cutter)
  • Fixed bugs with extra pump upgrade
  • Fixed bugs with shipwreck locations distribution
  • Fixed bug that dropped sails to 0 if you started surrender
  • Fixed certain bugs in command tablet (m)
  • Fixed bug that your officer did not get XP if you lost a durability
  • Bucentaure visual bugs fixed
Tunings:
  • Changes to turning (turning acceleration is coming in one of the next few patches)
  • Mastery perks speed bonuses lowered
  • Assault flag requirement lowered to Master and Commander
  • Shipwreck resource variability increased
  • Chance for shipwreck bottle drop increased
  • New tobacco and sugar sources added (american coast in particular)
  • Speed changed for Victory and Santisima
  • Damaged rudder (yellow) penalty lowered by 25%
  • Morale bonuses for all boarding upgrades lowered
  • Steeltoolbox and survival handbooks rebalanced
  • Cannon loss through stern somewhat increased
  • BR tuned for St Pavel and Bucentaure
  • Color blind colors adjusted for better visibility
  • Enable communcations with enemy nations is enabled by default
  • Leaks adjusted for all vessels
  • Waterline lowered for ships of the line (was a bit too high)
  • New bugs most likely introduced

Discuss..

Next patch alliances and some other minor things