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Have you changed your mind about certain ships?
Yes, and it's good to learn what works better for me.
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No, I accurately anticipated my special vessel(s).
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Not sure; I dont think I know enough yet.
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ExtraCrispy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sid Meier's Pirates! 2: The Final Frontier - Now in 3D
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ExtraCrispy wrote:
Sid Meier's Pirates! 2: The Final Frontier - Now in 3D


I will wait till it comes it in 5D
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It already is in 5d.
Fourth dimension is time.
Fifth dimension?
It is the dimension of awesome.

SMP takes place in time and contains awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I first started playing (Back in 05) I fell in love with the brig. The Brigitine was too small, and couldn't manage my supplies well enough for a BoW, but the Brig was just right. Anything bigger, I had a hard time adjusting to. The highest level I got to was journeyman, that may have had something to do with my success. Then I layed off the game for about 10 years (2000 - 2010) and when I came back, even after all that time off, Journeyman was too easy. I played Rogue for two games and now I'm board playing swashbuckler, I use a trainer to make it harder. I found on Rogue I can use an East Indiaman very very well, I played my best game ever with an EI flagship. It was the first ship I took, and I never looked back. But recently, two games ago, I got my first SotL, and it's my new favorite. Knowing how rare they are, I forced myself off my East Indiaman and practiced with Henry Morgan's Large Frigate (So I wouldn't lose my SotL). Frigates are now my favorite, followed closely by the East Indiaman. Never underestimate some of those trade ships, they pack a good punch, and I find ships run a lot less often, it's like they expect you to be weak or something. Psh! On a different note, unlike most I'm finding, I have no preferance with sword, I can use anything, I've only lost about 2 -5 duels in my 6 or 7 years of playing. I use a rapier against most opponents, buy especially on swash when fighting Monty I use a cutlass, it's the only thing that defends fast enough. I can use a longsword and I've always been good at cutlass. I do lean toward the rapier though, I'm so good I can use it only and my current pirate is 46.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard, Captain Teague!

Do you make use of the East Indiaman's large cargo capacity for trading? That looks like the only advantage of the EI over a frigate.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but I've never been one to keep ships, but with the EI, I keep only 1 or 2 months worth of food (about 20 tons) and 20 cannon (the max for the EI) and then I can keep about 100 tons of cargo to sell when I port. And pirates, raiders, and hunters both fight less and just close and board, it's like they expect me to fight like a merchant. Boy are they in for a surprise! Guns Blazing Duelling
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Teague wrote:
And pirates, raiders, and hunters both fight less and just close and board, it's like they expect me to fight like a merchant. Boy are they in for a surprise!

That's the opposite of my recent experience with the EI's smaller cousin, the merchantman. Pirates and military vessels would stand at a distance and pound me with broadsides. With my usual mail runner, by contrast, they try to board me as quickly as possible, often without firing a shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Roland"]
Captain Teague wrote:
With my usual mail runner,
canoe is a little easier to maneuver
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="rupertlittlebear"]
Roland wrote:
Captain Teague wrote:
With my usual mail runner,
canoe is a little easier to maneuver
I agree. It's easier to dodge fire with the smaller canoe ... on your way in to sword battle.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but since they don't fire at my mail runner, I don't need to dodge. And when they board me (or vice versa) the mail runner gives me a somewhat larger crew for the ensuing melee.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sloops are my "must haves" in my fleet! My absolute favorite among the sloops would have to be a Royal Sloop! Sailor

They're small and compact, but able to take a big "bite" out of the enemy if needed! They can take a beating and remain afloat long enough for me to fing a port to get repairs! They're the fastest ship you can get (second only to Pinnace). Yes,they're hard to find,but that also make them worth more to a pirate. An opponent's sloop most likely won't be a Royal- I've got the upper hand! Smile

Now if I know things are REALLY going to get ugly, my second choice would be a Frigate! Not the Large Frigate- (to me) they "drive like a house"! No a Large Frigate is just too big to (evasively) move like I might need during battle.

A (regular) Frigate is just the right size for me. While it too might not turn quickly (like a sloop), it turns well enough during combat, for me to teach the enemy a lesson! Twisted Evil

In the end, I guess the best ship to use in the game is-

THE ONE THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved my Ocean Barque "Cujo" from 2005-2009! I recently fell for a Frigate (regular) while going after Henry Morgan on Swashbuckler. I used to be only on Adventurer (though I had fiddled with Rogue). I failed miserablely with Cujo. So I had to put Cujo down! Crying or Very sad
My new ship is the Frigate "Black Magic"! Twisted Evil
I found that even though she hard sailing against the wind (unless it's a war canoe) what ship isn't? I still am trying some new tactics with Black Magic, but I've learned some new tricks that help during a sea battle. Sailor
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Royal Sloops and the Frigate Class, particularly the SotL.

While I had tried war canoes and mail runners before, the war canoes break my immersion ( don't pirates consider them boats rather than ships? ), and mail runners have flimsy hulls. I like the sea battles more than the boarding, so I'd rather trade broadsides than fence.

Since I've joined I have learned to appreciate the war canoe as a flagship piloting my fleet out of the Gulf.

Now that I've read this thread, I think I'll try a Brig of War next time. I had considered brigs to be a traditional Pirate ship, but a compromise in firepower, durability, crew and cargo capacity and speed.

I'm starting to envision the Brig of War as a cross between a Royal Sloop and a frigate. The maneuverability of the first with the firepower of the second.

Is that a fair characterization?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Edge wrote:
I'm starting to envision the Brig of War as a cross between a Royal Sloop and a frigate. The maneuverability of the first with the firepower of the second.

But without the top speed of either. (Which doesn't matter if you are using a war canoe to pilot your fleet.)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha! That puts it into perspective.
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