If you think they were hacking, report them through the support link with evidence if you have any. It doesn't sound like hacking to me. Just because you can't believe someone pulled off a crazy stunt doesn't automatically mean they were hacking.
Don't laugh, i am a historical reenactor.
A.K.A. I'm a pirate in real life, for charities and public events and education of "Goldan age" of piracy to the masses.
My crews website is ValhallaPirates.com
And i am Rory Thadaus Pond aka Doc Pond at your service...⚓☠⚓☠
we just thought it was funny. When we went down I was trying to get on their boat to see their responses to the hard fought loot of nothing, but sadly got eaten by a dozen sharks... :) I mean we had a galleon chase us earlier in the evening, and at that point we had about 20 chests on board. We started out buzzing plunder and dropping people off with chests to turn in, but I able to out sail them by hooking plunder valley in a tight turn with sails up, and then catch wind and head back to plunder outpost to turn them all in before those guys realized what happened.
They owe me no sort of apologies, t'was not me who lost a cent... I don't care if you wanna be a pirate, just think twice before taking on a sloop before you've properly situated yourself or risk losing it all... Which is why I say think before you sink...
But the unpredictability of people is what makes this game fun... Happy sailing
It seems that no matter the vessel, a dishonest pirate is a dishonest pirate... I literally just posted a similar tale just today, about a galleon that opened fire on me with my cannons up, actively waving from the canopy... Isn't it so satisfying to watch them sinking, realizing only then, that they made a fatal mistake :p
It is very satisfying to see the enemy sink beneath the waves after attempting such a fool hardy action.
Done it a few times. It's not that hard once you get used to it, especially if you are used to sailing with lazy crews.
Storms ARE the worst though. I was parked, waiting for my crew to finish a fort when a bad storm hit. For about 15 minutes, every time I fixed a hole and bailed 1 or 2 buckets and new hole would appear. The ship survived but I used more than half our 40 something plank supply.
@thegreatluthe i don’t know how to link a time on a video, but on this video here at the 33:24 mark, you get a look at one of the devs monitors fullscreen, look in the bottom left corner, what do you see right underneath ‘Kraken’...
Pretty much confirmed.
Ahhh, good catch.
That pretty much confirms it. /thread. Thanks for coming out everyone!
Only an hour?
You should check out my story The Battle For Shark Fin Camp, that crew camped at the fort for around 3 hours and ended with nothing. Not sure the mindset of these players, would love to be a fly on their ships to see what they get up to during the time.
So I totally agree, Skull Forts aren’t worth fighting over. Unless I'm right next to one I don't bother and leave it to those who crave PvP. Uninterrupted you can take a fort down in 10-15min so the reward isn't too bad, but if another ship turns up to fight I just let them have it.
Had a skull cloud pop up the other day but decided to do a MA instead. First took around 15 mins earing over 10k and a second around 6k in 10 mins. So roughly 25 mins to earn over 16k in peace while others fought over a fort. That particular fort remained active for over an hour while 2 ships battled over it.
If you're looking for some PvP and not interested in the reward then Skull Forts will interest you. Occasionally I'll come across a crew that wants to team up but it's rare.
It is indeed surprising when you run in to a crew that wants to help out. In my experience up to this point that has been few and far between. However the times it has happened, it has been enjoyable and enriching :)
Have had some good luck on a few Skull Forts helping out other crews and then sharing in the booty. I find this game to be a very interesting social experiment.
I think the fact that so many run-ins are negative, getting to work with others becomes that much more notable.
I very rarely shoot first, and even if I'm shot at I don't always return fire. I had a guy board me at a fort, shoot at me a few times (really bad aim), and leave once he realized I'm not fighting him back. Ended up helping him until a galleon sunk my ship and I died to skeles. Ah well.
They're not griefing when they chase and steal loot. But yeah, minus the grog, I think this is a great game to have fun with the kiddo's. Personally, most of the foulest-mouthed people I've run into are themselves just kids. Perhaps they should have had a parent like you (and me), lolol.
@idlemynock yesterday morning there was some sloop docked at Twin Spire's Outpost, where I needed to dock in order to cash in my animals. I circled it like four or five times (possible more) waiting for this dude to undock. Turns out he had just spawned, and was loading up on stuff; wood, bananas, canon balls. But he's so busy loading up he doesn't see me until my last orbit.
I could have blown him out of the water many times over, but didn't feel the need. I just patiently waited, and when he did see me he levelled his blunderbuss as I made a pass. Again, I could have simply could have smacked this guy, but there was no reason to.
I typed "hey dude, can I dock?", and he left some time after that, letting me dock to unload my stuff. I was going to give a shout out to him on the forums, but I didn't grab his name.
I don't mind fighting every now and then, but I prefer to enjoy the graphics and exploring this artificial world to engaging in battles.