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So, Nation choice?..

Postby SYN_Jedders » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:43 pm

At the start of Open World we will be given the choice of a Nation. All nations will be at war with another so we better all be the same....or...we all start in our home nations and become pirates as a group later?...


Here is the list of starting nations and their difficulty for the players for the open world sea trials (sea trials 2). Nations and pirates interaction mechanics will be discussed in further posts.
 
Spain - easy: several starting zones, distant areas with low combat (ideal for traders), some zones with shallow waters.
Britain - easy to medium: several starting zones, 1 zone with shallow waters
France - somewhat easy to medium: several starting zones, no shallow water areas
Denmark - hard: starts in between multiple enemies 
United Provinces (Dutch) - medium to hard: 2 starting locations
Sweden - impossible: starts with 1 port on St Barthelemy island (we can add another port on Guadelupe which Sweden controlled around 1814)
USA - medium: 3 ports on florida coast, but somewhat distant from enemies
 
USA is a semi-historical choice, but we believe it is necessary for gameplay purposes. This could be made more historical in the future (if revolution charters are implemented in game).
 
8) Neutrals: Neutrals are under designed at this stage (and might not exist in the prototype stage)
We want this to be the choice for the undecided players and guilds. They will be able to use all ports and will be a safer nation for traders. PVE options will be limited to pirates and smugglers, but they will be able to freely participate in mercenary or escort work (if needed) or protect neutral towns in port battles when nations decide to capture the neutral towns. Eventually neutral will be able to sail under different flags (like Venice, Ottoman, Russia and others). 
 
9) Pirates are not a Nation.
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Re: So, Nation choice?..

Postby SYN_MrWolf » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:59 am

I still need some time/lessons in it. Does this topic suggest the open world will come soon?

I'll let you guys decide :)
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Re: So, Nation choice?..

Postby SYN_Blackrat » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:22 am

British of course Old chap!

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Re: So, Nation choice?..

Postby SYN_Skydance » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:32 pm

I would like to sail British and fly the Union Jack on our ships.

Trivia question:

Does anyone know why the Union Flag is known as a Union Jack when flown on a ship?

Some will argue that it is correct to call it a Union Jack where ever it is.

I disagree with this for two reasons

1) the ratio of the Union Jack is 1:2 whereas land flags are normally a ratio of 3:5

2) A Union Jack is attached to a ....... (I nearly told you the answer of the trivia question)
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Re: So, Nation choice?..

Postby SYN_Bandy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:26 am

SYN_Skydance wrote:Trivia question:

Does anyone know why the Union Flag is known as a Union Jack when flown on a ship?

Well, just hazarding an educated guess (didn't look this up) but Tommy is to British soldier as Jack is to RN sailor, so the flag that various United Kingdom sailors, Brits, Welsh, Scots, Irish (and BTW various other nationalities pressed into service...) unites the various Jacks, or sailors.

And isn't the flag that flies on RN ships the White Ensign?

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Re: So, Nation choice?..

Postby SYN_Bandy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:36 am

As far as choosing a Naval Action nationality goes, I don't think we should rush into making a decision. Let's be smart and see how the community decides to place their alliances. I admit to also being partial to RN, but don't want to make a knee-jerk choice.

Lots of players have Eve experience and are organizing, for better or worse, and are already being refereed to as "the gank squad". They are vocal and sometimes bullying their opinions on the forum. Decatur armada seems to be the bastards to avoid, but I could be wrong, they might be really honorable guys when they sally forth from port each time with dozens and dozens of ships in their fleet... :roll:
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Re: So, Nation choice?..

Postby SYN_Haashashin » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:06 am

I have a dilema here :wink: Spanish Armada should be my choice. As I dont have it yet I say just wait as Bandy says.
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Re: So, Nation choice?..

Postby SYN_Mugue » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:07 pm

As a non playing 3rd party, of course you can trust my uncolored view. :shock:

I would suggest sailing under the USA's bannor. After all, we were created by a collection of your various countries maingy castoffs, not unlike the Syndicate, so there is a certain symetry there. :wink:

Ps: This should not be construed as a shameless plug for my glorious homeland, no wait, it IS!! USA, USA, USA!!! :razz: :lol:
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Re: So, Nation choice?..

Postby SYN_MrWolf » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:22 pm

Ha ha..not a bad suggestion Mugue, since the nationalistic feelings seem to be strong by our British members.
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Re: So, Nation choice?..

Postby SYN_Bandy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:46 pm

Or simply go with 'Other'...
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