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Some Ideas for the high seas.

Discussion in 'Ultima Online Forever: Naval Combat' started by Arcane Gods [AG], Sep 2, 2017.

  1. Arcane Gods [AG]

    Arcane Gods [AG] Member

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    I think most of us can agree that there is little to no incentive to sink ships.

    I think sinking ships would be more exciting IF there was loot on the ships, or if we could some how earn some money from sinking a ship.

    Here are my ideas:

    Boat mining:
    There are several locations where nodes can be mined from a ship. I think if there was some type of benefit to boat mining, more people would do it, and would likely have loads of ore on their ship. This would be great for pirates.
    There could also be a feature where you shoot cannons (maybe with special cannon balls) to mine several nodes simultaneously.
    Maybe an additional island could be added that has more of these boat mining locations.

    Ship Bounty System
    What if when you sunk a ship, and got the booty, there was a deed or something that when double clicked; would bring up a bounty offer menu similar to the red bounty system.
    Should ships lose experience when sunk?

    Pirates love booty
    I think it should be more difficult to transport loot from the ocean to land, to our houses. The ships hold and any booty chests on the ship should only be able to be off-loaded onto land.
    -OR-
    Does anyone remember moonstones? Those little stones you clicked to open a portal to wherever. They took about 30 seconds to open the portal. What if that was the only way to get off of a boat? This means if a ship was attacked they couldn't get their loot away so easily.
    -OR-
    There could be a flee of battle type of thing when you get attacked on a boat.

    So, I think any of these ideas would give pirates more reasons to be on the high seas. In my experience, sinking a ship rarely leads to any profits.
    If any of these ideas have some flaws, please don't disregard all of them. Give credit where credit is due!

    Let me know what you guys think, and if any of these things should be implemented.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Skye Wolfbane

    Skye Wolfbane Governor of Trinsic

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    Some are pretty good. I'm still not a fan of losing ships because galleons are millions and even other boats there's some decent time and gold investment in leveling and colors, etc.
    But metas can be lost, right? IF the person doesn't link them. So maybe they can do a ship ball..lol. Make it look like a cannon. And you have to link your ship. If it gets sunk you can use it to get it back. So 1. it can be gold sync item and 2. if that person doesn't ball, they lose their ship. However, that still doesn't increase bounty except maybe a new galleon, which isn't terrible.
     
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  3. Arcane Gods [AG]

    Arcane Gods [AG] Member

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    Well i'm not saying to lose the ship completely..... but some type of bounty system similar to how the red bounty works.
     
  4. Szechuan Sauce

    Szechuan Sauce New Member

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    Sounds like a good idea to me!
     
  5. Dewderonomy

    Dewderonomy Well-Known Member

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    They had ransoming back in the day - and it worked. Ideas have been tossed around but nothing has ever been investigated to make ships more meaningful than just a AFK mibbing platform. We still made plenty of gold, but as you said, it's really easy to just recall chests off and go back to the ship while watching Netflix, risking little for a lot. Don't get your hopes up that it'll change.

    As for incentive, there's always an incentive to sink ships. Give folks something to talk about.
     
  6. The End

    The End Well-Known Member

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    There is a way to flag for no fleeing. Grapple into a boat.
     
  7. Arcane Gods [AG]

    Arcane Gods [AG] Member

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    Oh i didn't know grappling onto a boat does that
     
  8. The End

    The End Well-Known Member

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    Flags all party's to each other friend and foe alike
     
  9. The End

    The End Well-Known Member

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    You may come aboard my ship anytime :)
     
  10. Phineas

    Phineas Well-Known Member

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    Boat mining.. I dig it
     
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  11. Trojandrew

    Trojandrew Well-Known Member

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    i could go with boat mining, even do a ship addon for a forge so you can smelt where all the ingots auto transfer to the hold. that way if you're sunk while mining they can get loot.
     
  12. Dewderonomy

    Dewderonomy Well-Known Member

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    The Britannian class galleon had an add-on slot for that very thing with the UO booster Adventures on the High Seas.

    Hey, @oomf, you heard any news on when Shane's releasing that bad boy? lol
     
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  13. oomf

    oomf Well-Known Member

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    No :(
     

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