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    Quote Originally Posted by Hovis View Post
    No, because if you sail solo into a red zone you're supposed to get ganked. Can't complain too much about it. Besides the number of times guys like Percy or Goody single handedly murdered gank teams balances out the karma.
    Hence why no one plays it any more.

    You cant have a PvP element that only works for coordinated teams or the hardcore; its never going to retain the size of playerbase that casual gamers bring.

    Looking back the amount of time, effort and patience that went into finding a decent 1v1 was ridiculous; hours of grinding and prep for ten minutes of fun.
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    Fuck casual gamers. If they can't be bothered to be any good that's their lookout

    The business model would be a lot healthier if the game did welcome casual players sure, but since I'm not a casual player, nor the owner of the company, it's no skin off my nose that they don't. Besides it's more welcoming to casual gamers than a lot of MMOs, purely from the perspective that you don't have to grind to get the gear anymore, and combat itself is not gear dependant in the least. The stock combat ships are now standard issue in PotBS rather than the refits or bundleboats.

    Meanwhile they implemented duelling and skirmish systems so one on ones are much easier to sort. Also everybody has changed sides so many times in order to maintain the competitiveness of the RvR that general dickishness is much lower.
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    Just had an E-mail from SOE about all this.

    According to them it is going to go F2P around 22/11/2010. There are three levels of membership, Free, Premium and Captains Club.

    Former subscribers are classified as "Premium Members" which is free.

    Differences between the types of membership can be seen here.
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    Looks like its F2P now, downloading slowly
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    Will have to start mine off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapja View Post
    Looks like its F2P now, downloading slowly
    Link please

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    Always been interested in the look of this game, but never tried it. Is it something somebody with limited play time could enjoy? Or would i be wasting my time?

    Only have 2 hours a night maximum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peete View Post
    Link please
    http://www.burningsea.com/page/news/...icle_id=271058

    And if you want the installer:

    http://www.burningsea.com/page/support/download
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    I've started playing it again. No clue what I'm doing tho. Need to make a new char and learn the basics again. Is there alot of RL playing?

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    Also if you on TS whats details? Thanks

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