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  1. boomervoncannon

    Long sea trips - Need fast travel

    ummm, what's the thing you most closely associate pirates with doing? What's the thing they are literally almost always doing when pictured in movies, tv or talked about in books? Sailing. Pirates on land who rob your convoy going back and forth aren't even pirates, they are just bandits, thieves, highwaymen etc. There are two defining characteristics of piracy: stealing commercial shipping and doing so while at sea. Piracy itself is inherently associated with sailing, so if you bought a Pirate/fantasy themed MMO and didn't expect it to involve a lot of sailing, I just wouldn't be sure what to tell you. Where the devs have missed the boat (pun intended) is in not making the time spent sailing compelling or enjoyable enough to keep people around. There can be land based content, you can have dragons and treasure and underwater stuff sure, because it's /fantasy and that gives you a nice loophole. But look at the trailer man, look at the website, how is anyone NOT supposed to get the strong impression it's largely about piracy, and how is anyone NOT supposed to associate piracy with sailing? Arguing that it's piracy and not a sailing game is like saying "No no it's a soccer game, not a game where they run all the time." Saying there's an "it's a sailing game" crowd is the same as saying "there's a crowd that understood what was advertised."
  2. boomervoncannon

    Long sea trips - Need fast travel

    I see nothing to disagree with here. Something that helped previously wiped players not feel on a treadmill without giving them some positional advantage in pve or competitive advantage for pvp would be nice. At this point I’m personally refusing to get back on that treadmill when the game’s future is iffy, Red left (she wants us to try Red Dead Redemption 2 now), and they botched the game elements I was most interested in. So now I’m standing on the sidelines waiting to see if it gets better while playing BDO (whose crafting and economy I’m liking quite nicely).
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    Long sea trips - Need fast travel

    Look the game map is 90% plus water. It is pirate/ fantasy themed and advertised as such, yet people complain that the sailing is boring. This leaves two possibilities that I can see: 1. The people complaining have made a poor choice of game and are playing something unsuited to their preferences but instead of playing something else wish to have said game altered to suit what they think they would prefer. Given the amount of time you have invested probably not you but pretty definitely some of those who have played 20 mins then complained. Either way not something GrapeCard can control. 2. GrapeCard not making sailing interesting or compelling enough as an activity so that instead of viewing moving cargo as a time sink you’re eager to get back out on the water moving cargo because that’s where the adventure is. Maybe not quite to that extreme, but all MMO’s have some level of time sink. It’s just that vet players shouldn’t be viewing core activities as time sinks. That points to core activities lacking replay value and compelling engagement. In the end I’m opposed to fast travel in this game because it sidesteps the game’s raison d’etre. Many things players say they want for reasons of convenience just wind up accelerating them towards boredom. Doesn’t sound like that would be you, but you are the exception rather than the rule. Lastly, you get the same answer anyone gets complaining about my post length: not all of them are that way but when they are your attention span is not my problem.
  4. boomervoncannon

    Long sea trips - Need fast travel

    Oh look, someone else asking for fast travel and annoyed at all the sailing in a sailing game. Again.
  5. boomervoncannon

    Will my progress carry over to the final game?

    Your posts and statements imply a limited level of knowledge and experience with Early Access games. It is typical for any open world pvp game which has a beta or EA period to wipe at official launch so as to provide a level playing field for all from that point forward. This would be especially true for any game where there is building and claiming of territory in a finite gaming world. By purchasing the game in its Early Access state without appearing to fully understand what that entails, you may have invested time and energy into ingame endeavors without explicity realizing that the gane’s ongoing development means you are likely to lose what you have built up to that point. For reasons not worth going into detail here, releasing the game as a finished product now would be ill advised to say the least, and the studio has publicly advised from the start that the EA period would be a minimum of 2 years.
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    "ATLAS IS NOT AN ARK DLC!"...yeah right

    Ty. I have been away dealing with my work’s busy season and a major quarterback controversy on the message boards for my Carolina Panthers. Sports fans at times can be even less reasonable than gamers. It does not help when your franchise qb is of one race and the plucky young backup who comes in and plays well while he’s out for the year is of another. All sorts of trolls take it as their cue to insert race politics. I see that we have some new faces from the Xbox launch but that it did not result in a massive upswell in activity. That is unfortunate. Let’s hope those who have tried it stay. How do things seem to be shaking out?
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    "ATLAS IS NOT AN ARK DLC!"...yeah right

    Note that it’s population ranks 9th out of the 114 MMO’s the linked site tracks. I don’t think your definition of dead matches most people’s. I have been playing MMO’s for 15 years, am currently playing BDO, and it feels plenty active to me. But that’s the way internet talk goes these days, nothing but extremes because nuance is a foreign concept. Also comparing the number of players a game has to the entire world population is meaningless, since large percentages of those 7 billion lack power grid or internet access, and billions more lack the leisure time to even take up gaming as a pastime. What is far more relevant is to compare it to games within its genre, where it ranks near the top.
  8. boomervoncannon

    "ATLAS IS NOT AN ARK DLC!"...yeah right

    https://mmo-population.com/r/blackdesertonline https://massivelyop.com/2018/03/02/black-desert-celebrates-two-years-and-three-million-players-in-the-west/ You have an interesting definition of dead.
  9. boomervoncannon

    when is the Next update?

    Yes. The reality is there is no mention of time because literally no one can tell you because no one knows. GrapeCard as a studio has been comically and absurdly bad at ever meeting any deadline or timeframe they set out. They could give you timeframes but they would be meaningless. Expect the next content update sometime between a month from now and the heat death of the universe.
  10. boomervoncannon

    A boat that decides to become submarine.....

    But how?
  11. boomervoncannon

    Has anyone hooked a grill up to water yet?

    Paragraphs are your friend. Use them. Wall o text won’t keep Mexicans out, but will keep people from reading your post.
  12. boomervoncannon

    Does mineral oil exist in the game??

    Since islands were reworked for the Xbox launch, the information you googled was out of date unless it was posted in the last week. Ignore anything online that isn’t super new about resource locations for a while. I’m sure it’s out there, just gonna have to find it the old fashioned way. Also welcome to the forums.
  13. boomervoncannon

    Guess X2 is a thing of the past?

    He didn’t say anything about who bought the game when. He called you on using incorrect terminology. Words matter.
  14. boomervoncannon

    Q about moving between islands.

    To clarify within 24 hours of when it’s built, not after 24 hours of claiming an island you demolish anything on it. The idea is that generally you want to seek an island owners approval, but it is not required. If they are active and dislike what you’ve built for any reason, they have a 24 hour window from when you place the structure to destroy it. Once you put something down and it’s been in place 24 hours, the island owner can no longer demo it. Island owners pay upkeep in gold and if they have a tax bank in place receive bonus resources equal to 20% of all resources gathered on their island, so their incentive is to have tenants because they become an ongoing source of free mats. Tenants don’t have to pay gold upkeep but can’t build a tax bank and get free mats. Some prefer one, some the other.
  15. Player shops without insanely over the top rent rates yes. Auction houses which undermine core game design concepts no. You as a grinder could make a killing with player shops just selling base mats. I would totally buy wood, metal, stone etc from you in bulk. Realist’s Wholesale Mats Inc. “Nobody outstocks us.”
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