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Old 07-24-2013, 12:04 PM
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That was a mouthful or word-full to read. But insightful nonetheless.

There's no question that doing the Boss Battle is nothing like the way it was back in the day. Somehow, with all the new stuff they added into the game, you would think this important feature would truly be in sync with the new stuff.

Most notably is the hull panel on the Black Pearl. If I followed it right, they only work at the very beginning when the Light Frigates show up. But as soon as those Panthers are sunk, the hull panels are disabled and those towers damage the ship's health like in the good old days.

That's wacky. I agree with you that Centurions should be there since they would have more firepower while the hull panels are doing their fair share of protecting the Pearl. Would seem more balanced to me. Or better yet, like they've done with enemy crews on flagships, based on the Notoriety of the pirates, the Navy would spawn the appropriate levels and types of the Navy frigate class. Not hard to show the appropriate cut scene leading up to the battle either.

Then, the hull panel should remain enabled and the towers should function much like those Navy ships. Their strength is based on the makeup of the crew's notoriety. This pattern should continue when meeting the mighty Goliath whose own strength is determined by the makeup of the crew's notoriety. Her broadsides and cannoneers would rival any ship known in the game. That's for sure.

And thus, making it a real Boss Battle worth doing again.