@dr-goldfoot said in [Mega Thread] Tall Tales Feedback:
Couldn't you have the Tale-related items spawn with you when you get a new ship? Not necessarily the valuable ones you sell, but the Tale-related items that are only valuable to you because they allow you to get to the next stage.
I agree with this. I've lost my Tall Tale voyages in the past right near the end due to random things like a kraken encounter when I was very low on cannonballs, or other players giving chase and while we traded off with killing each other a few times, the end result was them sinking my ship and taking everything, including my chest with my Tall Tale item inside of it, or another time when other players sunk my ship with my Tall Tale item in it, and I respawned far away on a new Brig, rushed back there and it was gone/despawned and went to the bottom of the Sea. 2 hours of work, gone.
I agree with making anything worth selling just for gold up for grabs. Other pirates can take it, you can lose it, it's gone. 100%, that's fine. But for the specific Tall Tale items that are required for the SOLE purpose of story progression, no. Other players should not be able to interact with that if it's yours and your Tall Tale is active, and if you lose your ship and die and get respawned at a new island, that ONE story-related Tall Tale item should be sitting in your ship with you upon spawn.
This stuff has happened to me 3 or 4 times as I'm repeating each Tall Tale for the achievements of doing each one 5 times. 😭
Also, on the subject, this happened last night. Me and my partner were doing the Wild Rose Tall Tale for the 5th and final time, for the achievement. We also fought about 3 Megaladons while venturing around, searched several shipwrecks that we passed, fished a bit and turned them in to a Sea Post, did a chicken mission for the Merchants at the same time the Tall Tale was active, etc. We basically were just enjoying the game while doing the Tall Tale. We'd spent close to 3 hours playing and got the Tall Tale finished. We were happy, we were about to get our achievement. 😊👏🎉The last and final step was to hand in the last 2 pendants to the Order of Souls. We went to Sanctuary, went in the Order of Souls building, and gave them to the lady. She was happy and began her speech and little cut scene. At that instant, we looked outside the door and thought we saw a ship coming around the island. He said, "Is that a ship?" So I ran out to look as well. Turns out, it was. We ran back to our sloop and began raising the anchor to turn and put them in alignment with our cannons. They fired a few cannon shots as they passed, but kept going. So, once they were a safe distance away, we went back to the Order of Souls lady as our notification that the Tall Tale was done never popped on the screen, and surely she was done talking by now. We went in there, and she was just standing there. Doing nothing. Just looking at us. We checked our commendations, and it didn't show complete. We looked at the Tall Tale activation point on the barrel to the left of her, and there was no option to start it, meaning that it was still active. He ran back and checked on our ship, and sure enough, the Tall Tale was still active on our mission table, with the option to Cancel it. It was glitched. We had already given her the items, we didn't have them anymore. But apparently when we left the Order of Souls room as she was talking, it made her stop talking and never finish her cut scene to end the Tall Tale and give us our achievement. So she was just standing there like she normally does, with her normal speech options, and our Tall Tale was still active, but we couldn't finish it (again). The final turn-in items had already been picked up and turned in. Noooo..... 🤔😲😭😣😥💔 RIP Wild Rose...
We were about to turn the game off. At the last minute, after a deep sigh, wanting to finish our Tall Tale, we decided to just do it again. So we ran to the boat, cancelled the TT, restarted it at the Order of Souls, and did it all again. This time, no fishing, no shipwrecks, no chicken missions, no distractions. Well, except for a Megaladon maybe lol. We got it done in about an hour or a little under. Turned it in, made sure we stood in the Order of Souls building the whole time she spoke, and it worked. It finished properly and we got our achievements.
So, lesson learned, if you are in the Order of Souls doing the last turn in for a TT, and she begins her cut scene, don't leave. Even if a ship comes, just bid farewell to your ship if you have to. If you leave, it's RIP to your Tall Tale and hours of work. Which makes me wonder though, if another ship did come to the outpost while you're in there, or a pirate cannoned himself over to it quickly and ran in the Order of Souls and saw you and you guys started figting, and you got killed while the Order of Souls lady was still talking in her cut scene to end the Tall Tale, would you lose your Tall Tale then as well? It seems like you would. This, to me, needs to be changed so you don't lose all your progress.
As you pass milestones in your Tall Tales, they should be hard saved to your game, so that if anything happens, you only get reset back to your last progress milestone. For instance, if you get the final 2 pendants in Wild Rose, a hard save triggers. If you turn them in and she's starting her cutscene, but then you have to leave her building or you get killed and respawn, then if anything, the 2 pendants should be back on your ship so you can turn them in again. If your ship gets sunk as well, then they should be on your ship when you get respawned with it at a new island. Yes, you have to go back to the outpost and turn them in again, but that's ok. It's much better than losing everything and starting all over. Especially when you already have to do each Tall Tale 5 times for an achievement anyway. 💜