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I can't speak for all the other people looking forward to the game, but I'm plenty happy to sail my ship around with some of my real life friends, and terrorize merchant ships, and their escorts, and running and hiding from the navy, maybe sometimes even taking a ship or two of theirs.
These things clearly don't appeal to you. As such, I advise you to not buy the game. I would also advice you to not be surprised when people tear into your ass for coming into the forum for a game they anticipate, and trying to pick a fight.
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Originally posted by dekron One thing that people seem to fail to mention is that PotBS will require somewhat of skill to hit a target. You don't just click another ship and then fight. You must actually calculate range/position/etc. It's definately not hack'n'slash type of combat.
Originally posted by Mopster Well you don't have to do the maths yourself. The skills of your officers will depend on how well the crew will handle the cannons. You can tell what ammunition they have to use and where to aim for. You can also tell when to fire.
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All i have to say is .... finally a pirate mmorpg , it looks pritty awesome but i just wish you werent permanetly stuck in a ship..but still cool. I see that they will eventually be adding land exploration which will be awesome. Livinlegend you obviously just dont like this genre and it looks like you like crap like matrix and what not..so stay the hell away from this game.
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Originally posted by Fat_Buddha legend... you are dont come and judge a game because it "looks" stupid...
Originally posted by LivinLegendPOTBS seems like it will get boreing very fast, looks like all you do is play battle ship and trade...
That much kept me entertained with Yankee Trader and Trade Wars back in the dial-up bbs days, and those were text games.
But I don't see myself playing this game either. It may be a great game, but I am not all that keen on boats.
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I've been following this game for what seems lie forever, and it may well be the one that causes me to get rid of all the other deadweight games lurking on my hard-drive and hitting my cc bill every month...
From the dev-released information I have read it appears that they are going for a mirror-image of the SWG plan- where SWG is adding ships to an avatar-based game POBS will add the avatars and land-based action once they have the naval-side up and running. This makes perfact sense to me, as a game of this nature is primarily a sea-based enterprise.
I honestly can't find anything not to like about the game going by the information available to me thus far, but then again I am a total sucker for ocean-going combat games. Yet again I find myself looking back to the glory days of playing Destroyer Command against hordes of people playing Silent Hunter 2- merge that kind of playerskill-dependent action with the progressive improvement of skills that come from a persistent world mmorpg and I reckon we're on to a winner here.
LivinLegend is that an eye patch I see on your left eye on your avatar. I think it is. I would be happy to sail the sea with ya. We can like kill all them meany players that atack you verbaly we can take there ship and use it fer target practice. Then we go to town and drink de rum. Me not a smart Pirate but me be funny looking. Come on get in the pirate mood. If ya gets more players mad there would be lots hunting us and we can have more fun blowing up there ships.
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This game will be it for me. While not all features will be in at launch the main ones will ie combat, trading and smuggling.
The setting is just great and did you read any of the dev blogs on their systems. Combat on its own is pretty great and not a 1 minute affair.
The Devs have great plans and from what I have seen so far a hell of a lot of talent. If they even pull off an eigth of what they plan, I will be playing for a long time.
So get me rum and lets go sink them furiegners. For King and Country.
I came across this game when discussing games in general with an online game
i had to come and look and have since joined the POBS community although no posted anything yet
something i read earlier in this thread which im interested in
If it is a totally open Pvp environment would this possibly lead to griefing from less
friendly players and harrassment of new less skilled players?
just wondering on what your perception of this is?
i'm quite looking forward to this game and hope to eventually get onto the beta
check this link, there are 2 articles about Griefing
For me, it looks like POTBS is like EVE Online, just a other genre. Gotta say that EVE is one of the greatest games Ive played, and obviously, im not the only one who think that(due to rating, player counts and review from all over).
Aye! Hype is up for POTBS!
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Will be a great game if they actually manage to launch it...which looks more and more doubtful.
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