LOL watch the video linked dude, I can't tell if you're trolling or just that bad. This isn't about 'simple learning the gameplay mechanics' it's about a very obvious bug that entirely circumvents the normal gameplay mechanics. If you ran into the side of a "ghost ship" (you meant SotD, there is a difference, not that people with limited experience understand that) with the rapid fire bug you'd be dead, end of story. Get a clue before you post anything else, this is painful to watch.
Do you even play? His ship was level 38, you don't generally get that high without knowing what you're doing, and that kind of leveling almost always means you've been killing SotD. Watch the linked video, the rapid fire bug is gamebreaking and imo people who lost ships to it are justified in being pissed. I doubt Grapeshot will do anything about it, but let's not pretend that makes this bug somehow the fault of the players falling victim to it.
Blows my mind seeing people talk about 'knowing gameplay mechanics' when they clearly don't have a clue themselves. A brig or galleon (or even a schooner) can easily take on non-red SotD without taking meaningful damage under normal circumstances, the bugged rapid fire isn't 2x or 3x damage it's way, way, way higher and impossible to survive. I don't even need to personally sail out and see one, the video is enough - because I actually DO know the gameplay mechanics lol