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    Default PotBS to go F2P

    More (or well, not exactly) info can be found here http://www.burningsea.com/page/news/...icle_id=271036

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    Is it still a ganky mess of dull and gank, or have they fixed that yet?

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    Colour me interested...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthS View Post
    Is it still a ganky mess of dull and gank, or have they fixed that yet?
    Good groups don't get ganked, solo ships still do sometimes, but that was how it always was.

    They launched an update today and there have been a few changes to how things used to be:

    1. First and second rates are gone. Finito. Largest ships in the game are now 3rd rates or thereabouts.

    2. Refits and so forth brought more into line with the standard ships, so there's less need to get an elite boat for PvP. Lot of people fighting now in standard ships.

    3. Skills rejigged, but frankly I've been out of action so long I couldn't say what they were rejigged from, much less what they've been rejigged to. That said it's as near to a clean slate for a restart as anybody is likely to find, what with everybody being a narb.

    4. The game still has a functional RvR population, players drifting in and out over the years. The game, as intended, is still there. All the nations can field a strong first 24 for port battles.

    Some of the old Renegade Legion faces are still playing but I think most are currently in a Pirate clan called Plague. I think I'm in there actually as I resubbed a couple of weeks back. Really couldn't be arsed to start from scratch though, so waiting for my droogies to come back to Spain.

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    I sailed with you when it was first released, intrested in playing again now its F2P

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    If you hoot on the national chat channels or the forum you'll be able to find whatever is left of the crew. I don't think the PotBS mob use forums or owt, as there's no real need for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hovis View Post
    Good groups don't get ganked, solo ships still do sometimes, but that was how it always was.
    Wasn't that always its problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthS View Post
    Wasn't that always its problem?
    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.

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    So whats the verdict of the game in its current state?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiMaRz View Post
    So whats the verdict of the game in its current state?
    It's got a functional player base and it's pretty fun. Levelling takes a few days or so if you've got the patience for a heavy bit of graft, assembling the few items that a level 50 PvPer needs takes a day or so longer.

    It is, as you'd expect, about the best it has ever been in terms of the game itself, but as with anything the years add up, it does look and feel a bit dated. I dunno though, I mean it lacks the truly massive scale it had in the early days, but if you're looking for hardcore team PvP it's still about as good as it gets.

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