Originally posted by Zoterix
I was reading the last posts here and checking out the official forum, expecialy the sugestions and I have seen that people are not very happy with some new cash shop feautures. I played Allods online and Aika online and Gpotato made me sad twice I dotn want it third time... So it is realy so bad and ur unable to pvp as free player ( I mean win) and other stuff ???
Nah it's no worse than many other F2P mmorpg's that offer players advantages with cash shop items.
As for being a decent age of sail mmorpg there is still a lot of free in-depth content to enjoy in UWO so I would say give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.
The cash shop does offer lower levels ships and stuff to take on the higher level veteran players so I think that is good.
All cagans comments are based on speed or running away, I would suggest he learns how to fight! UWO has a world sized map where you are safe from attack in all of europe so it's not hare to avoid pvp if that's what you want.
want to know why a lvl.30 maritime player can sink a lvl.40 well here it is UWO ship battle is 50% skill 49% equipment and 1% lvl so player who grind skills instead of focus on levels will give you a big surprise if you think you can just pirate anyone you see along the way
(assuming we have S.America permit)
you get proficiencies on evasion when you dodge shots with evasion on. So the conditions to maximize the efficiencies will be...
1. more enemy ships
2. enemy shots are low in accuracy (no skill + low speed cannons)
3. You boost evasion
4. put cannon evasion figureheads
5. enemy shots shooting against the wind direction. (you can dodge more this way)
the best condition to meet 1 and 2 is considered to be a quest from Rio. The enemies are 10 galleys without any cannon skills with fire cannons. (fire cannons have lower speed which is accuracy)
for 3, you should be able to boost 2 at least.
for 4, you need to buy tons of them from Calicut. To reduce the damage on your figurehead, you should have cheap armors and cannons (like cedar plate + falcon( 8 )
for 5, you need to see the wind direction when the battle starts and position yourself on the edge of the battlefield and continuously getting hit without killing any enemies. The best ship for this is galleon. (T.Galleon or B.galleon or adv galleon any will do) You should only load lumbers to repair yourself while doing this.
The best class for doing this is body guard.
This is a sample data for someone who did this for 17 hours in Rio.
Evasion?4 (750) > 13(10991)
Rescue?4 (1550) > 7(136)
First Aide?8 (1250) > 11(1938)
Repair 11 (800) > 12(7244)
During this time, you will get this in 9 hours or less if you have 30% prof up.
Different types of cannon shots
Favoring cannons I know the different shots that they have and for what specific purpose you need them. its also importance since they also affect how you PVP or defend yourself in the game.
1. Normal shot/duel shot
Durability damage dealers. Duel Shot type cannons are normally high-penetration, short-ranged, slow reload.
Dual Shot Ship Skill "armor piercing" can cause "great leaking" to the target. (leaking causes lower armor + great leaking can't be healed with buckets)
It can cause fires on targets. The more slots you have flame shots with, the more frequent cause fire.
Not effective when it is raining. Flame shot can occasionally cause explosion which reduces ammunition.
Flame shot skill "armor deterioration shot" is a passive skill to decrease armor of the target during the battle. (only goes down to half. no way to heal)
Aide skill "Enhance Flame Shot" can increase possibility of fire and reduces more water on fire.
3. Smoke shot
can cause smoking on targets. can only recovered by an item which certain NPCs drop or by time. Critical hit cause smoking at 100%.
Ship Skill "Special smoke shot" can cancel effective active skills of the target on critical hit.
Aide Skill "Enhance smoke shot" can increase the possibility of smoking and reduces food of the target.
4. Chain shot
Damages ship parts. High bursts can cause damages to sails and the steer of a target.
Critical hit cause damages on sails or the steer at 100%.
It also halve the sailing speed when critical shot hit on the peak. (good for PKers)
5. Grape shot
Damage to sailors WHEN the durability of the target is less than half.
Critical hit can reduce vigor of the target.
Ship Skill "Burst shot" can cause chaos on the target (stronger version of confusion) at low possibility (critical hit causes at 100%)
Aide skill "Enhance Grape shot" can reduce vigor of the target even without a critical hit.