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The future of the Pirates of Meropis?
Wasn't sure where to put this thread. If you want a piracy hate thread, just go to rants. Basically, the Pirates of Meropis as an organization, for better or not, good reasons or otherwise is struggling to exist as an entity. No city really wants it, and Ashtan has been very patient to deal with it for several OOC years. There are a few issues that I see on why it's difficult to maintain and keep membership:
- Cities don't want their ships lumped in or being targeted.
- People in Pirates are heavily targeted, right wrong or indifferent.
- People think ship combat is unfair and expensive for the punitive end of restocking/salvaging,etc.
Because of this, it's reached a point that the only way I can see it continuing is really as a rogue only organization, but again, that means people risking everything for almost no reward -and- giving up their citizenship, so it would likely die then anyway. I'm seriously to the brink of just closing shop because it's exhausting to constantly be the bad guy and be hated by even the people in my city for it.
Does anyone have any ideas or ways to change things? I don't want the seas to just be everyone afk fishing and auto seamonster hunting and I don't want to lose the option of being a fun swashbuckling pirate, but there's almost no love or support in this area and maybe it's time to die.