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Seafaring, pirate, and privateer etiquette
So, to keep from derailing the thread in the dais further, I'm making this topic so people can share their experiences and discuss what is/should be proper behaviour on the seas. @Kinilan's post over there made me rage so hard that I think I almost gave myself a hernia. I'd simply like to establish some OOC rules or some simple sets of behaviour for pirates and privateers on the seas so that the whole seafaring concept remains a positive thing for the game.
I will admit to showing a lack of discretion when it comes to Mhaldorian and Ashtani ships, however I have scaled back mostly to the waterways around where Shallam was. Once in a great while I'll sail around to Mhaldor or Ashtan and see if I can bait out a warship, but to no avail most of the time.
However, people saying (and others admitting to doing it) that they were waylaid and robbed of anything of worth is absolutely ridiculous and shouldn't be tolerated. We shouldn't be turning people off to seafaring to sate our own sadistic need to feel superior. We want MORE people to get into seafaring, not less. The attitude of "there was nothing in the code about how much we could take" is a terrible one to have. The code states that if the person pays 10k, you leave them alone. It's been that way since PoM's founding. If you don't follow it, what is the point of the PoM being a high clan with a code anyways?
All that being said, we need to show restraint. I have my own personal set of 'rules of engagement' that I abide by religiously so that while I have fun, others can completely avoid my entire area of patrol and continue to have their fun. I realize that this sounds preachy and long, but this is obviously an issue that needs to be nipped before it becomes a widespread problem.
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