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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 2:55PM BigAndShiny said

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Is this any good?

Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 3:06PM Maseno said

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@BigAndShiny

If you like PvP it is worth a try. The ship combat is by far the best pvp action I have gotten in any game.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 3:34PM Braiks said

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@BigAndShiny Quite good and very complex, the economy is great and the crafting as well. A few of my friends play it right now though I heard there is mostly pvp on max level so if you don't like that then you might not enjoy it very much.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 4:22PM (Unverified) said

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@BigAndShiny Yup this is definitely a good game, I played it for a few months but as someone who prefers PvE and doing merchant activities I found the end-game to be somewhat disappointing though. I think the main problem was that my character was French and at the time there weren't many French players so I had a difficult time selling a lot of my goods. Otherwise the way the economy is setup is great, it really gives you a feeling that you're running your own business, and with purchase orders you get a good notion of supply and demand.

In hindsight I think I'd of enjoyed the game much more if I'd rolled British which had by far the most population at the time, so I'd assume more economic activity. I'd still be playing today but I fell in love with Uncharted Waters Online, which is less user friendly (learning curve similar to EVE I'd say) - but incorporates the entire world and over 100 (I think, or close to) ports so for me trading was more rewarding - even if it was a grind at times. I'd certainly recommend people who like Age of Sail and sandbox games to give both a try!
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 7:34PM Maseno said

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People change nations constantly. Once a map flip happens there is a 48 hour grace period where you can change your nation (except for pirate of course). As such, one nation is usually left lacking after a map flip.
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Posted: Jan 23rd 2012 7:51AM FrostPaw said

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@Maseno

The ship combat is great, unfortunately nobody I met in open water wanted to fight with their ship. They all setup to rush in close, grapple and board you where they spammed avatar aoe until you were defeated. I could have countered by matching their setup but what I really wanted from a ship combat game was to fight with my ship.....go figure.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 2:56PM jimr9999us said

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Happy B-Day PotBS...Great to see a quiet, unique title sailing along drama free :)

Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 3:33PM JohnD212 said

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I wish someone would play this on your daily streaming...it would be great to see it after all the changes they've made.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 3:48PM odericko said

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The official site links back to Massively...

Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 3:50PM odericko said

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@odericko Nevermind, the devblog links to the site.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 4:14PM Jef Reahard said

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@odericko

Fixed. Sorry about that.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 4:03PM Poordevil said

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If I ever get the itch to be a pirate, I will give this game a shot.

Any plans in the works for Massively to do Quick Look type presentations of MMOs? This is a perfect example of a game I would like to see being played. I think that would be a great feature for Massively to have, live streaming of MMOs being played.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 5:53PM Solscient said

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@Poordevil I think that they featured this game for "Choose My Adventure" a few months back, I'm not 100% sure but there may be some footage from the person that wrote those.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 4:53PM (Unverified) said

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I played this a few times before the untimely death of my previous computed. Haven't downloaded it again (yet) but I thought it was pretty fun. I've been playing STO now and it actually reminds me quite a bit of PoTBS. Obviously in terms of ship combat it is quite similar. As well as wandering from ports or planets/stations in search of quests.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 8:27PM Solscient said

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@(Unverified) Is there a trade system in STO also? I haven't heard much about it's crafting/economy, was thinking of giving it a try myself.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 6:25PM h4ngedm4n said

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Totally forgot this existed, downloading now.

Posted: Jan 23rd 2012 11:06AM (Unverified) said

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I was there at launch, man it was bad. Avatar battle was a giggle.
Ship battle when it was working right was nice.
I believe it was a video card thing, one of the 2 major brands didn't work very well.
Another game that suffered from release before ready.

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