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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emptyDnik Jun 10 2013 says:

nice to see an update!

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Seregruth Jun 10 2013 says:

too many tiny waves imho, otherwise fantastic!

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BogdanM Jun 10 2013 replied:

I have to agree. It somehow also looks like the ocean is frozen. But it's hard to judge from a picture so please post a video for further analysis. :D

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RoboTyphoon Jun 10 2013 replied:

Yeah aha, it looks like there's melted slushy snow floating all in the ocean, odd.

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Jhonny44 Jun 10 2013 replied:

The effect is realistic, real oceans have little spots like that caused by multiple little waves crushing into each other creating new waves and so on. The texture of the water however looks a little too dense, like BogdanM said a little like it's flash frozen or something. If they'd adjust the textures a bit to increase transparency then the effect should be a lot clearer. Also the light effects are excellent, every wave has it's own angle and height so each wave reflects sunlight differently. This creates a lot of light specks on the water surface and that is done beautifully!
My compliments to the artist!

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Killerjoy96 Jun 10 2013 says:

Looks incredible. Looking forward to more details soon.
If i remembered correctly you guys were aiming for a playable alpha in the Summer right? Is this still possible to achieve or is it going to take a little longer?

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Armada_ Jun 10 2013 replied:

We still can't make any promises, but several people on the team will have much more time to contribute in a couple of weeks, so we'll be in a good position to make some serious progress, leading to a pre-alpha demo possibly by the end of summer.

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Valdzi Jun 11 2013 says:

this one of the most buetifull waters i seen any news about realese date

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Armada_ Jun 11 2013 replied:

We still have a lot of work to do, so no official release date yet. As I said above though, we might have a demo available in the coming months.

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Guest Jun 11 2013 says:

Nice! Great to see an update.

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Storander Jun 20 2013 says:

Looks great!

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Killerjoy96 Jun 20 2013 says:

Can Thagarr please unban me on the forums? I will have time to study UnrealScript and 3d modelling in 3 weeks. Until then i'm not going to learn much but still trying it. If Thagarr could unban me I could finally see what you guys are completely up to and I think I behave quite well around here.

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Armada_ Author
Armada_ Jun 20 2013 replied:

Thagarr has been inactive for quite some time, but the rest of us are happy to give you another chance. I've added you to the Creative Support group so you can see all our discussions. :)

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Killerjoy96 Jun 21 2013 replied:

thanks Armada. I promise you I won't let you down. Is my IP-adres only unbanned or is my account also unbanned?
Killerjoy96 still gets the report for being banned for trolling.

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Armada_ Author
Armada_ Jun 21 2013 replied:

Oh! Sorry, turns out I didn't lift the ban properly. Should be fixed now.

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Killerjoy96 Jun 21 2013 replied:

Could you please also lift my IP-ban?
It's still in place and I would really see where you guys currently are and I hope to be an addition to the team in about 3-4 weeks.

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Armada_ Jun 22 2013 replied:

Does it work for you now? Sorry for the wait; all these ban settings are hidden away. If you have any further issues, please contact me via PM.

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We're happy to finally give you another progress update, and this one gives you an idea of how the ocean is currently looking in the game engine itself. Everything in the image is still a work in progress, including the textures and materials. Expect to see more updates in the coming weeks!

Jun 10th, 2013
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