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Topic Subject:Intelligent Captains are at a premium
Primo
Mariner
(id: Marcus Orentius)
posted 11-24-09 10:11 PM EDT (US)         
They stand on the crow's nest during battle. I have dismasted many ships and in the process taken out many captains way too easily. Why did CA do this? Historically the Quarterdeck was where they stood and commanded, not the flipping crow's nest. CA distress me at times.

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Pitt
Commodore
posted 11-25-09 02:14 AM EDT (US)     1 / 9       
My admiral did a Nelson in one battle, going up to the crow's nest along with the ship's captain.

Fortunately, I haven't lost any masts while they were up there.

Not exactly normal behaviour, even if Farragut did do it at Mobile Bay.


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Gaius Colinius
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posted 11-29-09 04:27 PM EDT (US)     2 / 9       
They stand on the crow's nest during battle.
You've got to be kidding me!
I'm checking this tomorrow when I get home from training.

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Army Ranger
Mariner
posted 11-29-09 07:42 PM EDT (US)     3 / 9       
I never noticed that! Thats a crazy idea!
Do capitans affect the ship when they die?

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halberd
Mariner
posted 11-29-09 08:25 PM EDT (US)     4 / 9       
They work like officers and hurt the ship's moral.

It can get sort of crazy with men in the riggings because if the crew ever needs to abandon ship the people up top tend to jump to the decks below killing themselves in the process.
Gallowglass
Mariner
posted 11-30-09 04:47 PM EDT (US)     5 / 9       
I wish I could have rangers on my ships.

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Warguppy
Mariner
posted 11-30-09 10:04 PM EDT (US)     6 / 9       
I think he was actually climbing back down when I managed to take this screenshot.

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GSROCKS
Mariner
posted 12-14-09 10:43 PM EDT (US)     7 / 9       
Yea there are captains in the crows nest. even my captains have been there on the odd occasion. When i first noticed this i went "hmm that's odd" just when my ship got demasted =(

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shadowdrummer46
Mariner
posted 02-10-10 09:34 AM EDT (US)     8 / 9       
That would be my choice poistion. At least you would die or be knocked out by the impact of whatever you hit when you fall....Beats drowning in my book

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EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 02-10-10 03:58 PM EDT (US)     9 / 9       
Damn it, he'll die slowly when he's in my vessel!

They're not up there all the time, but occasionally.

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