Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas is a non-commercial PC game being developed by PiratesAhoy!, and is to become the historical seafaring game to end them all! Fun, realistic gameplay on land and at sea, set during the Age of Sail, will provide extensive free play, exciting scripted storylines and intense multiplayer scenarios.

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Storm Sailing Concept
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Killerjoy96
Killerjoy96 Mar 15 2013, 3:09am says:

nice stormy weather. Would really like to see it in the game cause it will look extremely nice.

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emptyDnik
emptyDnik Mar 15 2013, 6:11am says:

so could the water in the game look like this or close to this ( concerning to waves mostly )?

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Armada_ Creator
Armada_ Mar 15 2013, 11:24am replied:

It should be possible to make the waves this accurate, yes. The ocean surface will probably be harder to simulate, but I reckon it will look impressive when finalised.

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BPS
BPS Mar 15 2013, 1:01pm replied:

Could you not try and request some help or tips off of the guys at Ship Simulator Extremes, their ocean looks phenomenal and very realistic! :)

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MillyRainbowskittlez
MillyRainbowskittlez Apr 25 2013, 7:43pm replied:

... not try? if they look phenomenal, then why not request tips and such?
Although it is probably an entirely different engine, so it would doubtfully be of much use, but still xD

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emptyDnik
emptyDnik Mar 15 2013, 2:27pm replied:

Nice , i like those waves !1 Good luck with the developement and thanks for the responce :)

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plyuto518
plyuto518 Mar 15 2013, 1:28pm says:

NICE!

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MillyRainbowskittlez
MillyRainbowskittlez Apr 5 2013, 8:15pm says:

This looks nice, and if this isnt final quality, i eagerly await the finished touches :O

Though i do have a question on how the ship will handle these storms. I remember in PotC you could literally sail for days on end in storms with the larger ships, but in AoP2 you were pretty doomed if you got stuck for more than a few hours in game, no matter the ship class.

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Armada_ Creator
Armada_ Apr 7 2013, 4:44pm replied:

I think the chances of surviving a storm will depend on the player's ability to command their crew efficiently, more than the type of ship. We've talked about sails and rigging being destroyed if the captain makes bad decisions or doesn't act quickly enough, so it should be more tense and engaging, hopefully.

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A render done in Maya 2013. It demonstrates how the player will have to reduce sail area and remove some elements of the ship's rig while sailing in heavy weather.

This is not final quality, and it is not in the game engine.

Render by PostCaptain, model by CaptainArmstrong.

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