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Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« on: May 21, 2017, 07:33:01 pm »

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 07:49:06 pm »
Looks brilliant as always. Like how the water has ripples and sounds now - much more immersive.

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 08:37:17 pm »
That's really nice.

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 08:41:47 pm »
What a fascinating vessel you've chosen. That bow bulwark is downright hilarious, and I'm glad to be made aware of such a unique design.

Would you be interested in some helpful nitpicking?

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The 2-Gun Schooner
In case you're not entirely satisfied with the sound of '2-gun schooner,' the British would call her a Gun Schooner. Or even just an Armed Schooner. Very small gun counts were usually referred to that way, even if the vessel did not fill the Gunboat role.

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Due to its size and lateen-rigged sails,
Those are gaff-rigged sails, not lateen. This is less of a nitpick and more of a genre faux paux.
I could comment extensively on how they perform relative to square sails, but I don't know what you are shooting for on the authenticity vs. balance spectrum.

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This means that it would be best to lower them if you want to go towards that direction.
This is a common misconception about square sails. No square rigger would ever furl its sails when going to windward, they would just take their lumps and make headway within six points of the wind (65-70 degrees). Schooners with square topsails would brace them up sharp and use them to windward also.

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 09:14:42 pm »
Please to hear you guys are dedicated on getting a good feel with sailing these beauties, and I look forward to trying out that gunboat myself!

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 09:17:58 pm »
That's wonderful !!! 8) :o

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 09:21:04 pm »
Please to hear you guys are dedicated on getting a good feel with sailing these beauties, and I look forward to trying out that gunboat myself!
Indeed, Great job AGS Team!

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 09:33:07 pm »
Looking good

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 10:01:35 pm »
As more maps are made and announced, will you consider making a map with the best ship in history: HMS Diamond Rock?
             

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 10:51:22 pm »
Really pleased to see this consistency with the dev blogs - keep the good work up! :)

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 01:43:30 am »
nice

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 11:01:13 am »
I love the ambience your videos portray...... its almost a shame to destroy your ship, I did say ALMOST!  ;)


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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 11:16:00 am »
As more maps are made and announced, will you consider making a map with the best ship in history: HMS Diamond Rock?

We have indeed been thinking about that!

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Re: Developer Blog 10 - 2-Gun Schooner. A worthy adversary
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2017, 03:03:55 pm »
Wow I can't wait!! it looks amazing!!