I cannot tell you how many times I've lost a farming boat to a mermaid.
Before anyone says get good, I use grapple all the time when a mermaid sings. Thats not the problem, the problem is that theres literally 0 point for it to be in the game at all. Being that the most common way you fight Ghost ships is to use rear cannons. I usually open / close my handling sails to accelerate/decelerate. This is the 3rd time while i've closed sails and instantly get mermaided'. Now this wouldn't be too bad if you could counter it with something. But using a grapple keeps you on the boat and near your wheel but if you try to grab the wheel, you access the inventory of said wheel. Like what!? I'm all for the devs of this game but when they relaunch this game to xbox and they're getting pulled of boats and losing ships for 00000 reward. Its the dumbest event in the game by far.
Let me give an example, You are grinding boss mobs in some other MMO and they hit pretty hard. Midway while you're fighting these high level mobs a unicorn poops on the ground and you have to walk over and pick up the poop before you can continue fighting the mobs, BUT! By the time you get to the poop from the magical unicorn, The mobs have done enough damage to Delete the gear that took you 30 minutes to farm, and 10 hours to upgrade. What a great mechanic to add to the game. And if you can pickup the poop fast enough and dont lose your gear because you're a meta slave with 400% resistance on your armor you will get 28 salt from your home island...
Come on. This event just dumb think about it.
I could make 15 other posts about Tornados and how annoying / boring / taxing they can be but I wont.