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Lashkar
Lashkar
Posts: 111

4/9/2015
How the heck do you get this?

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SouthSea Rutherby
SouthSea Rutherby
Posts: 224

4/10/2015
Apparently Pirate's Pleasure is not a terror-reducing event; it is meant to be a place to pick up echoes for civilian ships you've seized and sent to Gaider's Mourn. It is possible, but with the current mechanics it is frustrating at best.
The idea, as it stands currently, is that you have to kill every last crew member without sinking the ship and then select the option to send the ship to Gaider's Mourn. There was also, at least at one point, a similar option to send prize ships to London if you managed to capture a pirate ship instead of a civilian one; at this point it is not clear if this feature has been removed.
There are actually several threads that have been started about this feature. I have one where I actually tested the idea extensively:http://community.failbettergames.com/topic19350-on-the-seizure-of-ships-piracy-and-privateering.aspx


My chief concern is that I don't think it should be necessary to completely obliterate a crew in order to seize a ship. Once an enemy crew reaches 50%, there should be an iron challenge that determines how much crew you lost when you attempt a boarding action. This would allow a number of previous options from the Early Access to become available again: from seizing pirate vessels, to sparing Khanate Ships for reducing suspicion, to actual legitimate piracy.
I am hoping the idea is reopened for discussion soon.



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    The Dark Gentleman
    The Dark Gentleman
    Posts: 192

    4/10/2015
    Ha, you said 'legitimate piracy.' As in...

    "This is the Royal Navy. We are coming alongside. If you are legitimate pirates, please have your current Piracy License, proof of Ship & Crew insurance, and Smuggling registration card ready..."

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    The Dark Gentleman
    The Dark Gentleman
    Posts: 192

    4/10/2015
    My apologies for the oversight, and thank you both for the reminder. The actual historical practice of legitimate piracy completely slipped my mind. I believe I'll blame it on the Monty Python-esque scene immediately conjured by my mind upon reading the phrase "legitimate piracy" while listening to a commercial for auto insurance...

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