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DauntlessK @ Chart View Prototype

Do you mean something along the lines of how Age of Wonder's map works? Though it is tile/iso-based, the way it works and displays is really neat. When you zoom out enough, the map goes from normal iso view to an hand-drawn map with more icon elements (seamlessly). Though I'd not expect it to be seamless.

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DauntlessK @ Valyrian swords 2 by Docm30

Quick question as I cannot seem to find anything about it... its been quite a while since I played this mod - are Valyrian weapons/armor in the mod?

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DauntlessK @ Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas

Haven't had any updates in a couple weeks, hope all is well!

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DauntlessK @ Hearts of Oak Dev Blog 27th Feb 2015

Thanks for the update. Keep up the hard work. There's not a single game I'm more excited for.

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DauntlessK @ Oculus Rift DK2 Testing

I don't think its a matter of price, as even two really good monitors would equate out to the Oculus. More a big deal that there are still bugs with it, as it is not a consumer release as Jesusfreak says, and more troublesome is that it is not HD yet. More than likely will be addressed though. Best to wait.

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DauntlessK @ WIP - new banners

If I had to guess it would have to be something pertaining to the Three Sisters. As Johko suggests, House Sunderland.

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DauntlessK @ Galleon at night

Really hoping for dark dark nights and the moon coming into play realistically. I've not seen any of the sailing games that have had truly dark nights. This pic looks like dusk so the lighting looks good.

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DauntlessK @ Media - Procedural Fleet Generation

Good luck on the search. I've been keeping an eye on I-Novae (Infinity) but it seems to be reallllly far gone. No updates in months, almsot a year, and no news, least that I've heard.
Have you looked into / heard of Limit Theory?? Absolutely unparalleled stuff, from one dev. So promising... love reading his daily dev blogs.

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DauntlessK @ Endeavour Interior

What attention to detail!

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DauntlessK @ Mediator Sloop

Beautiful! This looks like it would be a blast to sail! (No pun intended)

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DauntlessK @ Latest Screenshots (In Engine)

It is calling me...

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DauntlessK @ Black Hole!

Looks great. I'm with the wookie, I'm going straight into it! Wouldn't there be gravitational lensing though?

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DauntlessK @ Hearts of Oak News: Important Announcement

Glad you guys are keeping up the hard work! Sucks to give up the beautiful CryEngine but time is money, and refixing bugs over and over again is just not worth it, honestly. Good choice.

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DauntlessK @ Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas

Ok good! I was hoping I didn't miss any of those details... considering I check for updates on Hearts Of Oak almost daily on here (I'm sure I'm not the only one)

If it has realistic sailing properties and control, I think even that alone would be amazing and would be a lot of fun. ESPECIALLY if stormy seas would be included.

That is something I'm holding my breath for. Storms in previous sail games have been frustrating, to say the least. Thanks!

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DauntlessK @ Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas

I didn't think I could be so excited for a tech demo. Has there been a posting or something said about what exactly is going to be the goal of the tech demo / what you guys are aiming to include?

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DauntlessK @ Endeavour Cabin WIP

Can't wait to stare endless out of this beautiful cabin, being hypnotized by the sound of the sea and the wake.

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DauntlessK @ Island Concept

I think these beautiful little picturesque islands will add a ton of character to the game. You don't really see it in a lot of the other age of sail games. Great job.
Hopefully the rum isn't gone!

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DauntlessK @ Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas

I don't think it was that great obviously. But a barometer was a good indicator. I know that in the Aubrey-Maturin series he always kept an eye on it and when it dropped or fluctuated it indicated bad weather.
I think also there were other indicators if one knew the region. Like a storm always followed x after y.

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DauntlessK @ Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas

A comment I made on the new (beautiful) sunset photo made me think about transitions. I'm sure they're going to be worked on carefully. But it got me to thinking about weather transitions.
Is there going to be a barometer? Along the lines of brewing storms, will they be detectable well before hand? Are squalls planned?
It would be pure amazing to have to keep an eye on the barometer and when it starts dipping making necessary changes to sails, hatches, etc.

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DauntlessK @ Same Shot, Different Time

I can't wait to see the transition. The shots look great but the key is going to be going to a sweltering day to a sunset like this or a stormy night seamlessly.

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DauntlessK @ Battle Damage (Buoyancy)

I love these constant updates. Very cool to see progress made on a weekly basis, not to mention learn the process of how games are made and how they're put together.
Really keep it up. I learn a lot from it, not to mention getting me re-excited for an already amazing-looking game every few days!

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DauntlessK @ Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas

Great job guys. Keep it up. Wanted to ask: has any thought been put into how boarding will work? Not only thoughts on how grappling a ship will work (in past games its been as simmy as it gets, with just a simple button push when you're able) but also more realistic crew numbers. I am sure its doubtful to get hundreds of crew members fighting but still.
Also not sure how viable it is to do it without the need for a loading screen and seperate "minigame" for boarding. With current games, when you board your basically safe from outside interference, so if you were in a 2 v 1, the other ship is basically paused awaiting the outcome. Other ships should be able to join the action or else rake you while you're defenseless.

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DauntlessK @ Hut

Hike!

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DauntlessK @ Bucephelus

Sweet. Keep it up. Out of curiosity what are you using as reference?

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DauntlessK @ French Hebe-Class Frigate,38 guns, 1782-1821

Just plain beautiful. Keep it up!

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DauntlessK @ HMS Bellonna (1760 Version)

I look forward to walking out of the stern gallery and being hypnotized by the wake.

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DauntlessK @ French Hebe-Class Frigate,38 guns, 1782-1821

Doesn't look that wrong to me from this angle, though seeing it at 3/4 from the stern and full on might help.

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DauntlessK @ French Hebe-Class Frigate,38 guns, 1782-1821

I'd love to see more stern shots of the models. The beautiful stern galleries are my personal favorite part of the these ships.

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DauntlessK @ French Hebe-Class Frigate,38 guns, 1782-1821

Amazing. Are the gun ports always going to be open on the models? I don't see that being a major factor if they're always open but could make things really interesting approaching a ship and you can't exactly count all the ports.

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