I play PVE with friends on a 4x4 grid with 37 islands, and it's fantastic! Just needs the Wild Pirate Encampments, some patches, way better melee combat, some future dungeons and content/stuff to do, and we are happy. I used to be strictly PVP for all games, but it can't be done without cheaters and griefers ruining everything... Just give the NPC's really good AI, and you are good to go! Add the option for PVP as well of course, but id rather play against human like AI without the BS. It really needs to be officially clarified, whether or not the Wild Pirate Encampments are still happening or not, since the live steam seemed like it scrapped the idea of it.