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Offline FlickJax

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #60 on: February 03, 2020, 04:18:48 AM »
Why have I not bought this yet?

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2020, 06:53:41 AM »
I just asked myself the same question.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #62 on: February 03, 2020, 10:44:03 PM »
John Paul Jones is a curious historical figure.  One can't fault his determination, but there's a fine line between valor and indiscretion, and Jones seemed to have no awareness that such a line even existed. 

His career was wildly unsuccessful for a long time.  When he finally made a name for himself, it was based on a handful of audacious but inconsequential raids he conducted on the British mainland (is that an oxymoron?) and one or two successful fights against the British navy.  The privateers did more to hurt the English economy through rising insurance rates than through the actual capture of many warships, but in a war where every bit of effort counts, the work of the privateers certainly counted!

It was an interesting contrast to what the US Navy did in the War of 1812, where a half-dozen American frigates did far more good sitting in harbor, demanding a constant blockade from far-ranging British ports in Canada, than they likely would have done at sea.  Think about the math:  Six US frigates demanded the attention of approximately 18 British frigates for most of the war (one on blockade duty, one sailing to or fro, and one getting overhauled).

When those U.S. frigates had to fight, they acquitted themselves very well, serving to puncture the myth of the invincibility of the British Navy and helping to discourage the British from further prosecution of the War of 1812.  But, mostly, they generated most of their value by sitting in harbor and demanding attention.

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #63 on: February 04, 2020, 11:13:00 AM »
John Paul Jones is a curious historical figure.  One can't fault his determination, but there's a fine line between valor and indiscretion, and Jones seemed to have no awareness that such a line even existed. 

Damn fine bass/keyboard player, though

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #64 on: February 04, 2020, 11:36:42 AM »
HA
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #65 on: February 04, 2020, 11:52:09 AM »
John Paul Jones is a curious historical figure.  One can't fault his determination, but there's a fine line between valor and indiscretion, and Jones seemed to have no awareness that such a line even existed. 

Damn fine bass/keyboard player, though

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #66 on: February 04, 2020, 11:53:04 AM »
If you purchase a pack on their website do you get a steam key and able to play asap?

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #67 on: February 04, 2020, 12:12:28 PM »
If you purchase a pack on their website do you get a steam key and able to play asap?

If you want to play asap you will need the commodore edition.

CAPTAIN EDITION

Digital product key for Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail on EA and release, redeemable on Steam in early 2020
Buy 29.99$

COMMODORE  EDITION

Digital product key for Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail, including access to closed Alpha Build.
Buy 49.99$

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #68 on: February 04, 2020, 01:17:21 PM »
Yeah that’s what Game Labs did with Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnaughts and there is a surprising amount of content for a game in alpha.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2020, 05:27:03 AM »
Did you buy it Gus?  I still havent things a little tight here (I did pick up the EU IV bundle) - If you did what do you think?

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2020, 11:00:43 AM »
I did buy Dreadnaught’s and have tinkered with it a bit - it is in a very impressive state for an alpha.

I have not bought Age of Sail yet but it’s inevitable.

Will also buy that newly announced pirate game when it’s available.

I wonder how many people are on staff full time now at Game Labs...
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2020, 11:45:39 AM »
Dabbling with this again on Sunday. Once again compelled to sing its praises. It has such great atmosphere and the combination of naval battles, boarding and landing operations/ground battles really hits a rare sweet spot. The campaign, although still in fairly early stages, is oozing with atmosphere style.

I encourage all with an interest in this time period and subject matter to buy this now to support the developer. Its a superb effort all around.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2020, 11:55:46 AM »
It looks like this and Dreadnoughts are no longer available for purchase.  I guess release is imminent...
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2020, 12:02:52 PM »
It looks like this and Dreadnoughts are no longer available for purchase.  I guess release is imminent...

The games are purchasable directly through the dev's website, it's not available for purchase on Steam yet.

I picked up UA: Dreadnoughts a while back and never sunk much time into it, but the battles I did play were very impressive.  I'll have to follow the word of the Grogs and pick up Age of Sail.  Watching videos on youtube made me realize how unscratched my "Early Modern Strategy" itch has gone ever since I stopped playing Empire: Total War years ago.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2020, 12:12:33 PM »
It looks like this and Dreadnoughts are no longer available for purchase.  I guess release is imminent...

Links al_infierno mentioned :

https://www.aos.ultimateadmiral.com/

https://www.dreadnoughts.ultimateadmiral.com/pre-order