So, there's still a good number of people who enjoy and participate in seafaring, sailing, diving, fishing, etc on a regular basis. Since I keep noticing things that would be interesting, and hearing good suggestions from others, figured would make one thread instead of twelve.
To start, some recent things I've noticed:
- With ship commands, most are spoken as well as having an actual syntax counterpart (i.e. Say Full Sails | Ship Sails Full). There doesn't seem to be an unspoken syntax for Cast Off, requiring it to be spoken simply as Cast Off. I like to Say one thing to give anyone on board a more descriptive indication of what's happening. Instead of just saying 'Row', I usually say something like "Dip the oars and row, put your backs into it!" Something to make it a little more interesting and not so bland, and I follow it with the unspoken ship command to ensure the order is carried out. In summary, ensuring commands that are spoken can also be used via syntax of SHIP <command> would be nice.
- Currently with Ship Trades, you can dump cargo, but you cannot transfer it between ships like you can with crew. Not sure how people feel about that being an option, but I think it would be a good addition. Usually with ship trades, you have leftover remnants of cargo which you perhaps can't use immediately. If a friend should need it, or they didn't buy enough and need a transfer, the option to exchange cargo with other ships would be very helpful. SHIP TRANSFER # OF <cargo> TO <ship id/alias/name> IN EXCHANGE FOR # <gold/specific cargo type> (can also just use 0 for one way transfers with no exchange).
- Fixing the coral-encrusted chests found when diving to where there's a certain action with a time delayed result of pulling it out of the sand, compared to spamming PUSH|PULL|TURN chest for about three minutes and hoping it'll eventually pop loose.
- Possibly reworking the things found in chests to be either more items than just gold, or slightly increasing the amount of gold found in chests. Currently the average is around 200-380 per room for regular chests, and around 1,000-2,500 for strongboxes which seem to be scarcer in comparison.
Other people may have other ideas, or comments on the above. If so, feel free to post and discuss them here. More to come as more leagues are traveled.