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Title: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 09, 2008, 12:02:10 PM
Now that the game has gone live (for prelaunch), I wanted to get a new thread started so we can all find each other when needed. Please post your server name, nation and character name(s), and any society associations.

Rackham- Spanish Naval Officer- Guido Cordoba. Unassociated atm, but likely will be joining up with taolurker's bunch of misfits.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Abelian75 on January 09, 2008, 12:35:27 PM
Erik Christensen - Rackham - Spanish Freetrader.  No affiliation yet.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Stormwaltz on January 09, 2008, 01:25:33 PM
EDIT!

Arcelia Martinez, Spanish Freetrader, Rackham

I may be a dirty bread-baker, but at least I look like an ass-kicking latina vixen.

Thanks, Schild.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: schild on January 09, 2008, 02:09:04 PM
Stormwaltz, on my way home, I'm going by EB to pick up Kingdom Under Fire. I'll get you a preorder box and Pm you the code.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Stormwaltz on January 09, 2008, 03:39:50 PM
Stormwaltz, on my way home, I'm going by EB to pick up Kingdom Under Fire. I'll get you a preorder box and Pm you the code.

Is that going to cost you? If so, PM me your email, I can PayPal it back to you.

Thanks. ^_^


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: taolurker on January 09, 2008, 05:15:48 PM
Laozi Mi'Karma
Spanish Naval Officer
Rackham Server
De-facto society leader of The Browncoat Alliance, headquartered in Campache, New Spain.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: schild on January 09, 2008, 05:42:59 PM
Stormwaltz, sent.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: sidereal on January 09, 2008, 08:32:01 PM
Bonny - French - Sidereal Nom
Rackham - Spanish - Sidereal de Cadiz


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: trotski on January 09, 2008, 10:09:18 PM
Rackham
Spanish Naval Officer
Ayatolla Hispaniola
Currently Unaffiliated


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 10, 2008, 11:10:53 AM
Rackham
Spanish Naval Officer
Ayatolla Hispaniola
Currently Unaffiliated

Heh. Nice name. Johnny and I joined up with taolurker's bunch (The Browncoat Alliance)- you should join up too.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Xanthippe on January 10, 2008, 04:39:20 PM
Dirty Merri, Spanish Freetrader, Rackham

Joined up with taolurker's group.  Have little idea what I'm doing.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: taolurker on January 10, 2008, 06:51:19 PM
If you had questions Xanth, jus ask. Quite a few of the folks the Browncoats were in beta a while or can help you out with questions.

We're already working on building the economy about as good as the two or three other large societies, and the two I'm friendly with are maybe a day ahead of where we are (which is the day we didn't get set up because of the original leader not being there).


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Xanthippe on January 10, 2008, 10:21:06 PM
Awesome, thanks, I will be sure to ask.

I put in a couple of plantations in Havana today, and have a textile mill, hunting lodge, and two tanners - figured I could always sell leather and rope or canvas.  I also read two books (but I forget what they are! - one had something to do with outfitting, forget the other one).

How what where does the society need?  Should I do something else?

Was planning on picking up the tax evasion skill soon, so that I can maybe put in a fir logging camp over in Belize.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 10, 2008, 10:59:21 PM
If you had questions Xanth, jus ask. Quite a few of the folks the Browncoats were in beta a while or can help you out with questions.

We're already working on building the economy about as good as the two or three other large societies, and the two I'm friendly with are maybe a day ahead of where we are (which is the day we didn't get set up because of the original leader not being there).

As soon as I get my NO leveled sufficiently, I am going to start a FT and get my part of the production started. Let me know what TBA needs and I can fill in whereever.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Abelian75 on January 11, 2008, 12:23:20 AM
I'll be on to join you guys probably late tomorrow night and over the weekend.  Been a bit busy the past couple days.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Furiously on January 11, 2008, 12:06:16 PM
Katiri Furiously - Privateer reporting for duty.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: schild on January 11, 2008, 11:28:18 PM
I am uh, analyzing my files now.

WAP has some pretty impressive mind tricks.

Also, I'm on Teamspeak.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Rasix on January 11, 2008, 11:53:12 PM
I am uh, analyzing my files now.

WAP has some pretty impressive mind tricks.

Also, I'm on Teamspeak.

Hah!


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: schild on January 12, 2008, 12:33:48 AM
Uhm.

Damnit.

Schild Longshadow.

British. Rackham. I like it.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: taolurker on January 12, 2008, 12:57:10 AM
Uhm.

Damnit.

Schild Longshadow.

British. Rackham. I like it.

Then all of us will be Spanish, and will be able to team up and gank you as an English.

You can only have one nation per server, so if you hurry and delete that guy before you get too attached you can still move over to Spanish. Nearly everyone else is in the society I built from the remnants of the old one, and we have 21 members, are already building ships and almost everything in the economy.   ecit to add Still hadn't seen Stormwaltz or Abelien in game, and the one time I sent a message to Trotski he disconnected minutes later and I haven't seen him since/

One of the Browncoats had a Ventrilo server, but I guess if you're on Teamspeak, and are English, then the voice comms won't really help too much anyway.

I put in a couple of plantations in Havana today, and have a textile mill, hunting lodge, and two tanners - figured I could always sell leather and rope or canvas.  I also read two books (but I forget what they are! - one had something to do with outfitting, forget the other one).

How what where does the society need?  Should I do something else?

Was planning on picking up the tax evasion skill soon, so that I can maybe put in a fir logging camp over in Belize.

Like I said in game, that's fine, we always need rope and sails, and riggings and leather are decent sellers. We have a couple of people working on them, but I'm sure when we get a couple more shipyards that having extra of everything will be a benefit.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: schild on January 12, 2008, 01:11:14 AM
It seems like everyone and their dog plays Spanish and Pirate on Rackham though.

So gank away. I always play the underdog.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: caladein on January 12, 2008, 01:43:29 AM
English were the zerg during beta, not sure if that'll change around launch.  They probably outnumbered the Spanish and French combined, which is why a lot of us here wound up play Spanish.

Classical underdog would be the French though :awesome_for_real:.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: schild on January 12, 2008, 02:12:36 AM
I just went by server pops, since I started around east coast peak time, I'm not too worried.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: gimpyone on January 12, 2008, 02:15:02 AM
Henry Rathborn French Freetrader of the Damned Yankees on Rackham.   :drill:


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: taolurker on January 12, 2008, 06:55:56 AM
Remember this is only pre-order, and whatever the populations are now is not what they are likely to be at launch. Also, on Rackham at East Coast primtime I have seen Moderatre in every nation except the French.

English were the zerg during beta, not sure if that'll change around launch.  They probably outnumbered the Spanish and French combined, which is why a lot of us here wound up play Spanish.

Classical underdog would be the French though :awesome_for_real:.

English and Pirate are going to be the most populated nations, on every server, at launch. The French are going to be lowest, except on the French speaking server, where there are likely to be no Spanish and English.

Henry Rathborn French Freetrader of the Damned Yankees on Rackham.   :drill:

See now, this I understand, gimpy is already in a society.. But it seems like Rackham is where everyone decided to go. /shrug


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: sidereal on January 12, 2008, 11:57:57 AM
I won't be surprised if FLS invent server queues for Rackham and Blackbeard.  The beta servers seem to be getting a lot of residual love.  Plus Blackbeard has that 'most famous pirate not played by Johnny Depp' thing going.

And what taolurker said on nations.

English = Human
Pirate = Night Elf
Spanish = Undead
French = Tauren


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: trotski on January 12, 2008, 12:55:15 PM
Uhm.

Damnit.

Schild Longshadow.

British. Rackham. I like it.

   ecit to add Still hadn't seen Stormwaltz or Abelien in game, and the one time I sent a message to Trotski he disconnected minutes later and I haven't seen him since/


taolurker -- I didn't receive any messages from you, in game.  I haven't seen you online either, I'll keep an eye out for you, and IM you when i do.

Edit to add: Just received my invite. I's all joined up.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Xanthippe on January 13, 2008, 12:02:19 PM
And what taolurker said on nations.

English = Human
Pirate = Night Elf
Spanish = Undead
French = Tauren

What I was thinking was

English = Albion
Spanish = Midgard
French = Hibernia
Pirate = 12 year olds**


**according to the popular wisdom - I don't know, I haven't tried Pirate yet, was planning on doing so later on after launch on some other server.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Triforcer on January 13, 2008, 01:54:24 PM
I am sort of wondering why this game wouldn't be all pirates.  And, if only like one port is popping up as contentious at a time, why any merchant wouldn't just go to one of 79 other ports.  It'll end up being fifty pirates cruising around the one area of contention, waiting to gank 2 garlic and 1 wood from some hapless Freetrader newb's starting ship.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: caladein on January 13, 2008, 11:43:30 PM
Nationals get Naval Officers, and that means the baddest ships in the ocean.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Stormwaltz on January 14, 2008, 01:26:10 AM
Still hadn't seen Stormwaltz or Abelien in game

Last week was consumed by the angst of getting financing for new car as a "non-landed" American citizen in Canada. My new Saturn is much like the old - relatively cheap, sensible, and thoroughly unsexy. But it has an iPod hookup.

I'll be on more this coming week.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: taolurker on January 15, 2008, 10:33:33 AM
Well, I'm pretty sure everyone from this thread except Stormwaltz was a part of the Browncoats now, and if any others were interested just send me a private message through the forums or look for Laozi Mi'Karma in game on Rackham's Spanish side.

Stormwaltz, last night I did see you log out of game, and sorry if you did try to contact me and I didn't respond, but now that I've hit the level cap I doubt I'll be tied up in combat that much.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: d4rkj3di on January 16, 2008, 11:54:20 AM
I'm on Blackbeard as a Pirate because I'm the 12-yr-old Night Elf who won't stop jump-flipping. Ever.



Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Triforcer on January 16, 2008, 02:15:38 PM
Mr. Tao- I am getting a new comp soon and will prolly join you guys around launch.  Although my instincts do scream "BE A GRIEFING PIRATE, SPANISH R NOT TEH COOL."


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 16, 2008, 03:47:55 PM
Mr. Tao- I am getting a new comp soon and will prolly join you guys around launch.  Although my instincts do scream "BE A GRIEFING PIRATE, SPANISH R NOT TEH COOL."

The server needs targets too.  :grin:


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Blackguard on January 17, 2008, 02:32:02 PM
Bah. I joined Rackham as a Pirate since I saw high Spanish pops and a lot of posts in their forum... Gar Luckbad is the name. I'm ~15 so I'm not sure if I feel like rerolling as a Spaniard. I may just have to kill you.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 17, 2008, 02:57:55 PM
After you run out of rum and realize we can't be beaten, you will be welcomed to the bosom of Madre Espana with only a modicum of ribbing.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Furiously on January 17, 2008, 03:48:14 PM
After you run out of rum and realize we can't be beaten, you will be welcomed to the bosom of Madre Espana with only a modicum of ribbing.

Wait, wait, wait...We're playing THAT kind of pirate?


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Venimor on January 18, 2008, 02:18:15 AM
Rackham, Juan-Mateo Venimor, Spanish Privateer.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: d4rkj3di on January 18, 2008, 09:31:52 AM
Made a pirate on Rackham as well, so I can be e-buddies with Ryan. /swoon


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Slyfeind on January 22, 2008, 12:29:30 AM
God help me, I'm actually a little excited over an MMO launch; haven't felt this way since DAOC. I find it interesting that it launches during WoW's usual scheduled downtime. I wonder if that was intentional.

I may be nuts for jumping in on launch day, but ah well. I'll see y'all there.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: Abelian75 on January 22, 2008, 08:08:57 AM
God help me, I'm actually a little excited over an MMO launch;

Me too.  It's weird.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 22, 2008, 12:14:53 PM
The prominent involvement of SOE has me a bit worried. As of late last night, my PotBS account no longer existed on station.sony.com. True to form, I have received no communication from Sony about what is going on with my account. The good news is I noticed my forum account on burningsea.com DIDN'T say 'Subscription Expired". Christ, I get 5 mails from every forum I sign up for; you'd think Sony could spit out an automated mail or two with the $50 I was (am, will be?- see, I don't even KNOW) billed.

Suffice it to say that if I am not able to log on when I get home due to account issues, my head will explode, and I just might decide to save the money. I don't appreciate the silent treatment, especially when I am paying for the privilege. Pity FLS couldn't have done the digital distribution and billing themselves; their devs and support folks are quick to answer.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Pre-launch Roll call
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 22, 2008, 01:34:51 PM
FLS put up a link on their home page to direct people to station.sony.com to activate their subscriptions (must choose a subscription plan). Not sure why they need the subscription information when the purchased game comes with a free month. Not a big deal for me, but for the kids out there who didn't pre-purchase game cards, it is a severe cockblock.

Along with this, there is the normal litany of pages crashing while validating activation codes (using the code up and not applying it to the account!), circular support knowledge bases, slow page loads, etc. SOE is showing off all their tricks today, and it lands in the FLS's lap. I am willing to be that SOE will cost FLS a few subscribers today who just give up and cancel/return the game.

Also- changed name of thread for launch day.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Slyfeind on January 22, 2008, 02:41:46 PM
Yeah, that makes me cringe a bit, too. I've had pretty good luck with the Station, but I still worry whenever I use it. When I resubbed to EQ a few months ago, their servers were unreliable, and there weren't any new games or patches going on. Nothing. It just randomly sucked. Fortunately, I seem to be subscribed to Pirates now, and there's only an hour left to patch, so...we'll see!


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: sidereal on January 22, 2008, 03:01:40 PM
So it looks like my box isn't coming from Amazon for over a week.  So evidently by pre-ordering, I got the right to get in the game a couple of weeks early so I could wait a couple of weeks after launch to play again.  That fucking sucks.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 22, 2008, 03:23:40 PM
Cancel and deal with SOE. It is what all the cool kids are doing.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Slyfeind on January 23, 2008, 02:14:28 AM
We cannot fish, nor swim, and there are no seagulls going "squack squack squack" on the docks. What the hell?!

Still, very stable and relatively bug-free. I'm not keen on a loading screen every time I walk into a building. It looks great and runs great on my mediocre machine. The community seems fairly mature. The economy confuses the hell out of me, but I think that might be a good thing if it's fun. There should be more tutorials easing the player into the game. I'd like day and night cycles to the game world, instead of the apparent randomness of time. And I freaking love the Open Sea, especially with the ruins off the shore and the "VERA CRUZ" kinda names over each port, as though we're all little toy boats sailing on a gigantic map. I wish we could explore, though.

Still, lots of room for growth, and it's a good start.

Leonardo Gajones, Spanish privateer on Rakkham. Yarr....


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: bhodikhan on January 24, 2008, 03:48:45 PM
Alvar Hanso the Spaniard on Rackham for anyone who cares.

 


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 24, 2008, 05:12:22 PM
If you guys are still society-less, look up taoluker ingame (Laozi Mi'Karma? not sure about the last name spelling). He is our fearless leader.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: bhodikhan on January 24, 2008, 06:25:04 PM
Laozi Mi'Karma is the correct spelling.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: taolurker on January 24, 2008, 07:49:12 PM
BUZZZT wrong..

Just for that Bhodi... maybe I'll make you pay the AH prices for ships, instead of the cool society discount I was giving everyone else.

It's Laozi Mi'Karma and I assume you found me since I invited you to the society an hour ago.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: LK on January 24, 2008, 08:23:42 PM
The stuff you are describing intrigues me.

You can build buildings and generate resources for trading?


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: taolurker on January 24, 2008, 11:16:53 PM
You don't actually have "buildings", you have an Economy window that contains all your economic structures.

To build economic structures you create a warehouse, in ports that have certain resources.

This is the Warehouse, and at the bottom are boxes with other "structures":

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f27/taolurker/economy.jpg)

When you click to view each individual structure, it shows different recipes or raw materials in the window that a structure can create, and the stored labor, plus how much labor and doubloons it takes to craft certain things.. Then you can select to make things. I don't have a decent screenshot of this, but can take one to post another time if you want me to.



Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 25, 2008, 12:51:28 PM
I can has Lexington deed?

I have been trying to hold out until I hit 21 for a Postilloenoneioenenenn frigate, but I think the Lex would be a nice step up from my Med. heavy.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: taolurker on January 25, 2008, 07:14:29 PM
I have entirely too many damn deeds...  :ye_gods:

If you want it, I have it, just let me know.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 25, 2008, 07:29:16 PM
Cooilo- I will holler at you tonight. I am thinking about doing a couple of hours of misson running to get some more dbs together, then go back to the battle of eternal unrest.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: taolurker on January 25, 2008, 07:32:50 PM
Well there's red circles all around the Antilles, so don't attempt to leave ports without checking first.. That warehouse pictured with all the deeds in it is Campache, so you'll need to venture there.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Surlyboi on January 25, 2008, 11:42:02 PM
Alright, me hearties, ye've convinced me, I'll pick up a box on the morrow.

Rackham Spanish privateer. Captain Don Karnaj



Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: cevik on January 28, 2008, 02:12:02 PM
Rackham, Spanish Privateer - Taco Bello


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 28, 2008, 02:47:17 PM
Rackham, Spanish Privateer - Taco Bello

I saw you online the other night! Hard to forget that name  :grin:


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: sidereal on January 28, 2008, 03:29:36 PM
Amazon shipped my pre-order today.  Pre of latin derivation, meaning 'before'.   Pricks.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: cevik on January 28, 2008, 03:37:25 PM
Rackham, Spanish Privateer - Taco Bello

I saw you online the other night! Hard to forget that name  :grin:

Hah, my first attempt was Jesus Christos, but it didn't like that name! :)

I tried to send you a tell the other night, but I just missed ya when you were logging off.. Thanks to the kindness of Laozi I'm a Browncoat, so I'm sure I'll see ya in game soon enough.. :)


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on January 28, 2008, 04:35:59 PM
I will definitely be around. Iago Cordoba or Guido Cordoba.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Draegan on January 31, 2008, 08:01:44 AM
Signed up last night.  Dhrae Tillet (I think I spelled it that way).  Spanish Privateer


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Chorulle on January 31, 2008, 06:39:51 PM
Guess I have decided to give this game a go.  Just created a little Spanish NO on Rackham, name is Chorulle Calderon.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: jlwilli5 on January 31, 2008, 09:08:45 PM
    Finally received my pre-order from Amazon as well.  On Rackham as well Lukure Erukul - Naval Chica


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: taolurker on January 31, 2008, 10:45:58 PM
Well Chorulle is part of the society, and jlwilli5 I wasn't actually looking for you, but will start tomorrow.

Alright, me hearties, ye've convinced me, I'll pick up a box on the morrow.

Rackham Spanish privateer. Captain Don Karnaj

When I sent a society invite, it told me this person was not in my nation.

Signed up last night.  Dhrae Tillet (I think I spelled it that way).  Spanish Privateer

That obviously isn't the right name, it told me that character dosen't exit.. Make sure you're on Rackham server.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: SnakeCharmer on February 01, 2008, 08:39:59 AM
Signed up last night...Blackbear server, Frenchie freetrader.  Sabian Deveroux.  Chugging along very slowly.  Good fun, not great fun, but good fun.  Might roll onto whatever server you guys are on (need to read the thread).


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: d4rkj3di on February 01, 2008, 09:35:13 AM
Signed up last night...Blackbear server, Frenchie freetrader.  Sabian Deveroux.

I'm on that server and if you decide to stick around there I'll pass the word to Pirates that you should be sunk at every opportunity left alone.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: SnakeCharmer on February 01, 2008, 10:59:46 AM
I was planning on going French anyway, since I figured there would be less and it would be more of an uphill battle in PvP.  Played for 3 hours last night and only dinged level 4 or 5  :awesome_for_real:

The game seems much slower than I remember in beta....


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on February 01, 2008, 12:43:55 PM
Are you running missions? The tutorial/introduction to townsfolk should get you to level 3 at least. 3 hours should get your closer to 6 or 7 I would think. Unless you are one of those hippy stop and smell the flower types and not a powerleveler like you should be  :uhrr:


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: SnakeCharmer on February 01, 2008, 01:01:25 PM
Not really catassing it nor strolling through the daisies. 

Did they slow combat down?  Seems to take f o r e v e r to take a ship down.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on February 01, 2008, 05:11:32 PM
I didn't notice any difference. You are using heavy round, yes? I always forget when I get a new ship and end up firing basic for a combat or two until I remove my head from my ass.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: SnakeCharmer on February 01, 2008, 06:33:05 PM
I've tried both, actually, and not noticed a single bit of difference.  I could be doing it wrong though.  Been known to happen a time or two.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: BoatApe on February 04, 2008, 05:05:59 AM
Salvador Valducci reporting for duty...

Tao/Lao has stepped it up and runs a damn fine show from what I've seen as an independant.

Rackham has been a ton o' fun so far. Lots of drama - mostly the good kind - as everyone gets their groove down. It's still early in the game and it will be interesting to see how it all pans out.

Don't let anyone tell you Freetraders suck at combat. :drill:


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on February 04, 2008, 03:36:32 PM
For those of you who are in The Browncoat Alliance on Rackham-

Please to be signing up for the Society web page (http://www.guildcafe.com/GuildForum.php?guildid=10193). We have over 60 characters in the guild, and maybe half have signed up for the forums. We do have a few alts, but there are still quite a few who haven't signed up.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Slyfeind on February 05, 2008, 02:40:05 AM
Rackham has been a ton o' fun so far. Lots of drama - mostly the good kind - as everyone gets their groove down. It's still early in the game and it will be interesting to see how it all pans out.

Good God yes. If I don't get all-fire pissed off over a game once in a while, I ain't getting my money's worth!


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: MrHat on February 05, 2008, 09:07:12 AM
This is getting hard to ignore.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Khaldun on February 06, 2008, 11:21:41 AM
I'm on the French side as Freetrader Honore Houngan, with some WoW guildies. I'm liking the game, though it's very EVE-like in ways both good and bad, as many have said.

One thing I haven't gotten a clear sense of yet: as a level 13, aside from Red Tide, I haven't gotten a group-specific mission. Can you run groups to do the solo missions? Do you just overpower them then or do they scale up to meet the size of the group? Do you end up splitting the reward and XP? Yeah, I know, RTFM, but that's not how I roll when I'm exploring a MMOG in its early stages.

Here's hoping I can get ahead money-wise enough in the next day or so of play to outfit a decent ship for PvP. Right now I'm just tooling about in a civilian sloop and foolishly spending money experimenting with the economy.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: taolurker on February 06, 2008, 04:27:52 PM
I'm on the French side as Freetrader Honore Houngan, with some WoW guildies. I'm liking the game, though it's very EVE-like in ways both good and bad, as many have said.

If you're on Rackham, delete your French character and go Spanish, if you aren't come join the fun with us who know all the ins and outs of the game in our society.

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One thing I haven't gotten a clear sense of yet: as a level 13, aside from Red Tide, I haven't gotten a group-specific mission. Can you run groups to do the solo missions? Do you just overpower them then or do they scale up to meet the size of the group? Do you end up splitting the reward and XP? Yeah, I know, RTFM, but that's not how I roll when I'm exploring a MMOG in its early stages.

You can actually do many of the missions in a group (but some of them are restricted to being solo), and you can go to the "Port Captain" in any port to not only enable your PvP flag, but to increase the relative difficulty of missions from Captain (base level) to Admiral to increase Exp and cash rewards, and number of ships/level you are fighting.

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Here's hoping I can get ahead money-wise enough in the next day or so of play to outfit a decent ship for PvP. Right now I'm just tooling about in a civilian sloop and foolishly spending money experimenting with the economy.


At level 13 I don't expect you'll enjoy PvP much, and will probably get destroyed unless you're at least level 20+ and in a group of dedicated people. Also: DO NOT BUY CIVILIAN SHIPS!! They are absolute junk compared to player crafted ones, and although you're paying more (unless you're in a good society with a Laozi shipbuilder) you truly get what you pay for.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Slyfeind on February 06, 2008, 04:36:22 PM
Missions are largely for gold and loot rewards (and niftykeen stories if you're into that kinda thing), so you might want to put them off until you're a few levels above them. Just kill random boats for xp.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Khaldun on February 06, 2008, 04:41:29 PM
Yeah, I just bought a civilian sloop to get rolling a bit and make some cash.

I started Spanish but my WoW bunch (some other games-related researchers) had an inexplicable obsession with going French. C'est la vie.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Sky on February 07, 2008, 10:28:28 AM
This is getting hard to ignore.
Since this is on the Station Pass, as soon as the price drops to $20, I'll grab a copy.

By then nobody from f13 will be playing, probably.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: LK on March 11, 2008, 03:45:29 AM
So, Rackham and Spain for this?


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 11, 2008, 10:44:09 AM
That is where the majority of us are, aye. Although there is at least one dirty frog on Rackham from here too (you know who you are, traitor!  :grin: ).


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: BoatApe on March 14, 2008, 02:30:58 PM
Thanks again for the invite Tao/Lao'zi.
My playtimes will be a bit sporadic for a week or two, but then I should be around on a regular basis for a while.

Do you use the vent channel much? I'll check it out next time I'm on.

See y'all on the high seas.

Smilin' Sal Valducci
Spanish FT
The Rack


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 14, 2008, 03:22:20 PM
I usually log into vent if I am going to be on more than 30 minutes or so. Have been BURIED at work all week so I have barely been on at all.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: gimpyone on March 14, 2008, 03:51:23 PM
That is where the majority of us are, aye. Although there is at least one dirty frog on Rackham from here too (you know who you are, traitor!  :grin: ).

Sup?  :hello_thar:


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Yegolev on March 27, 2008, 12:39:22 PM
Premature post, I bought, installed and patched PotBS last night/this morning.  Planning on joining you lot on Rackham as a Spanish Freetrader, which doesn't exactly match up with my preference and EVE-parallel of Space French Industrialist, but close enough.  I expect to have the name Llegolev Garcia, pretty sure that won't be taken.  I love my handle.

Eh, so, I'm posting this early so I can make a proper call for n00b help, whatever form that might take.  I did play this in beta but I honestly don't have time for the RL responsibilities I currently have, so expect lots of ignorance and AWOL.  Like EVE!


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 27, 2008, 12:59:27 PM
I finally got off my ass and played last night, so I should be on more often now. PM me when you get set up and we can get you invited and help ya set up your structures if you are so inclined. Veteran tip- make a BUNCH of gravel and common wood with the two 'free' structures from the econ tutorial. You can then use your stores to make your other structures (pretty much all of them use one or both of them along other ingredients). I am guessing that there are less bulk sales now that there are less new characters.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Yegolev on March 27, 2008, 01:03:08 PM
Sure thing, chief.  I will try to be on tonight and will PM once I am in game.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: taolurker on March 29, 2008, 08:04:04 PM
Well, I was looking for a character with that name Llegolev Garcia both times while I was on to add to the society, but it wasn't taking it.

On Rackham, WAP's character is Guido Cordoba, and mine is Laozi Mi'Karma. Send a mail along to one of us, if your name is different or send a tell to one of us in game.

There's some good things in the pipes now, including a bonus experience item (http://www.burningsea.com/page/news/article&article_id=10724) in the next patch and a new buddy program, this time with x3 14 days passes for everyone with a subscription.

I'm on late night Eastern time a lot, after work, and on weekends usually.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Yegolev on April 01, 2008, 02:33:11 PM
There were complications.  As of today, Llegolev Garcia is sailing the seas, schlepping cargo.  Smuggling sounds interesting.









This is how a harem girl dances.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 18, 2009, 03:51:23 PM
I noticed that this forum was the only one without new posts in about forever. I couldn't help but bump it. Has anyone played this in the past year?


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: FatuousTwat on June 18, 2009, 08:06:49 PM
Haven't played since beta, sorry. I remember the ship combat being really fun, but everything else was shit.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Modern Angel on June 18, 2009, 08:21:42 PM
I noticed that this forum was the only one without new posts in about forever. I couldn't help but bump it. Has anyone played this in the past year?

I had a few free days and checked it out back in March. Avatar combat is still crappy. Ship combat is still awesome. Still would've been about a zillion times better without levels (and this is coming from a guy who doesn't mind levels in the least). I think they need to consolidate down to one server, maybe two at most. It's still a game I want to love.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: taolurker on June 18, 2009, 10:22:22 PM
I logged back in myself back in April, and there is much less traffic on many servers, and I agree with most of what Modern Angel already said.

There were still 60+ people in the Browncoats, which is probably a good indicator that those people never returned to the game.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Slyfeind on June 19, 2009, 12:51:04 AM
Yeah, I poked in too during free time. I fought a ship battle and liked it, did an avatar fight and didn't see any of the "omg completely different avatar combat", then logged off.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 19, 2009, 01:11:30 PM
I had a lot of hope for it before and during beta. When it went live it was nothing like the game they were originally touting (EVE in wooden ships!), but just a hideous unitemized grindfest. I enjoyed the PvP ship fights, but having to slog through 50 levels of mind numbing PvE shit was unbearable.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Nevermore on June 19, 2009, 10:38:58 PM
Haven't played since beta, sorry. I remember the ship combat being really fun, but everything else was shit.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Khaldun on July 16, 2009, 11:05:02 AM
Yet another frustrating case of a developer team unable to understand where they have assets in the design and how to capitalize on them, where they a deficit that can't be made up, and where they should be putting in their focused effort to fix a fixable mechanic. The main asset of the game: good ship-to-ship combat engine. The unfixable deficit: avatar combat. That's another game, they didn't choose to make it, and there's nothing they can do to add that back, it's beyond their reach. The fixable mechanic: RvR/PvP structures and the economy. The former they have been all over the place on from the very beginning, unable to decide what would actually be fun and would allow for players to invest in the world in the same fashion as EVE. The economy was the thing that really annoyed me: once you got a closer look at it, you realized that all of its seeming complexity was surface-level bullshit, and that they really had no idea what they were doing with it, that when they game went live it had a simple faucet (missions) and a simple sink (ships destroyed in PvE and PvP + rents for production), and that faucet was dribbling only very slowly into the economy while the sink was open wide. In between you had lots and lots of dummies thinking that production was also a faucet when all it was really doing was moving around the money in the economy from one player to the next. I really despaired at getting either players or devs to understand this pretty basic stuff in forum discussions. I dunno if they ever meaningfully fixed the economy but the last time I played, it was still a disaster, and that was a disaster for the game as it was designed.


Title: Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea- Now playing
Post by: Yegolev on July 17, 2009, 09:11:09 AM
That was a lot of words to say "They wanted to emulate EVE but added levels."

If they just took out the levels, I'd probably play it again.  Then again, we all know how post-release redesigns go.