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Rocket Heeled Jack
Rocket Heeled Jack
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3/8/2015
Either that, or my frigate just mystically acquired the ability to pull donuts in the middle of the ocean...

Very strange, not entirely sure I like it, it's possible to speed slalom archipelagoes while on full overdrive, whereas previously you had to slow down to avoid crunching into things, a move that's far more accurate for sailing and keeps the feel of the game like you're actually sailing, rather than driving on the sea...

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MisterGone
MisterGone
Posts: 139

3/8/2015
Yeah, I tossed this in as feedback with my last bug report too.

It's zippier and I'm glad they fixed whatever actually framedropping was occurring on turning the ship, but now the ships are physicsless in game feel. Before they turned like actual ships.

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Gregg Johnson
Gregg Johnson
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3/8/2015
Well, thing is, people with powerful machines could already do that. It's good that they fixed it for everyone, now the rest of us can complain that the defaults are too high (or is it too low?)
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MisterGone
MisterGone
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3/8/2015
Because I'm your standard Monday-Morning-Quarterback (dunno what the UK version of this is, football Club Manager on the day after a match, which I don't know the standard day of the week actually is?) when it comes to game design, I'd say that what I expected was that turning would be the thing most affected by ship weight. In fact, with the frame dropping previously, I thought that this was how the game functioned. Now that it's fixed, I'm wishing for the bug to come back, or for the system I thought was happening to actually happen.

So that turning would sort of have a lag time to it, where you could only turn at full speed when moving forward at full speed, and basically, rate of turning speed would be = to rate of forward speed. Since, theoretically this means that larger ships have a slower rate by which they gain speed compared to lighter ships, this would mean it would take longer before they could turn more nimbly.

That said, the acceleration effect on weight also needs to be made more extreme (IMO) because I don't think it's noticeable at all right now. It seems like it takes, maybe 2 seconds once you hit max power before you get up to full speed, and that's just so subtle that it's practically invisible. But that's another issue from turning.

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AgentTBC
AgentTBC
Posts: 53

3/9/2015
Yep, its now essentially impossible to die in combat unless you are kinda foolish. Against other ships you can just camp out behind them since even a cargo ship turns on a dime, and against monsters you can slap that puppy into reverse very quickly and fire your forward weapons until it is dead.

Note: Do not attempt in crappy starter ship without forward weapon.
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AgentTBC
AgentTBC
Posts: 53

3/9/2015
Even the Eater of Names is a chump now. Supposedly it has a good aft weapon to hit you with but it only fired it once at me and I was just sitting behind it until it was dead.
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SouthSea Rutherby
SouthSea Rutherby
Posts: 224

3/9/2015
Rocket Heeled Jack wrote:
Either that, or my frigate just mystically acquired the ability to pull donuts in the middle of the ocean...

Very strange, not entirely sure I like it, it's possible to speed slalom archipelagoes while on full overdrive, whereas previously you had to slow down to avoid crunching into things, a move that's far more accurate for sailing and keeps the feel of the game like you're actually sailing, rather than driving on the sea...


I was actually thrilled. One of the best ways to do battle with other ships is to "dogfight" by pulling in behind them, and with the newer, better turn radius makes this far more feasible. I'm pretty happy with it so far.



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    SouthSea Rutherby
    SouthSea Rutherby
    Posts: 224

    3/9/2015
    AgentTBC wrote:
    Yep, its now essentially impossible to die in combat unless you are kinda foolish. Against other ships you can just camp out behind them since even a cargo ship turns on a dime, and against monsters you can slap that puppy into reverse very quickly and fire your forward weapons until it is dead.

    Note: Do not attempt in crappy starter ship without forward weapon.


    That's a good point, too. Maybe it is a little over-balanced, especially for experienced players.



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