Naval Action is a hardcore, realistic, and beautifully detailed naval combat sandbox immersing players into the experience of the most beautiful period of naval history - when sailing ships ruled the seas.
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Jan 21, 2016
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Sea Trials is a long age of sail tradition. Captains of that time had a chance to test their vessel and provide feedback to the Admiralty on what needs to be changed to make the ship perform better. Extensive sea trials are required by the Admiralty to fully test if the ships in the game are seaworthy and ready for fighting.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to stay in Early Access until core features of the game are finished and polished.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The game is in alpha. We plan to focus on the following during the Early Access
  • Improved User Interface
  • New ships
  • More features like production buildings, officers and better crew management and many other exciting things.

for more information please visit our forums.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Excellent age of sail combat representation
Basic crafting
Basic trading
Basic conquest
Multiple playable nations
Large variety of age of sail vessels

User interface is purely technical and will be improved once more features get into the game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Price will go up when Early Access ends.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Naval Action community has been involved in the development from the start. We are very proud to say that many features the game has were proposed and designed based on community ideas. We plan to continue doing so going forward.

To share your voice and propose features please visit our Steam community forums or our company forums located here http://forum.game-labs.net
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April 25

Patch 31: Port investments, new hostility and preparation for the release.

Captains

Patch has been deployed yesterday on 24th of April.

Main feature of the patch - Port investments.
This is a group feature. Solo players must find a group of friends to use it or join a clan.

Imaged - dutch players deciding if they want Caracas to have a +5% speed bonus for shipbuilding or +10% thickness or BOTH
  • Investments.
    • Clan alliances can now expand production of resources in ports
    • Clan alliances can now expand shipbuilding in ports
    • Clan alliances can now improve defenses in ports
    • Investments will drop their level after you lose the port, multiple losses of ports will lose all investments (to remove port trading)
    • Forts destroyed in port battles will have to be rebuilt
    • Clans will be able to decide who can access the facilities and build them
    • Once you build the facility you will be able to use it even if you are kicked from clan or alliance (provided you are in the same nation).
    • Other nations WILL NOT use the facilities and investment benefits
    • Ship building bonuses are created by clan alliance only if they build ships in their city. Other captains (who are not part of the alliance are not going to be able to hire artisans trained by clans).
      • Due to limited investment points some cities will have to specialize – in the first iteration there are going to be 2 types of towns
      • Resource base
      • Shipbuilding base
      • Or a mix of two
    • There is a limited number of ports that can build amazing ships with all the possible bonuses. Nations will have to fight for them.
    • This is a first iteration of the feature so expect bugs and problems
  • Map wipe
    • All forts on map were removed (they can be rebuilt by clans)
    • Map was reset
    • Lord protectors were reset,
    • National leaderboards were reset
  • Hostility mission changes
    • Hostility now can be gained only using missions.
    • OW hostility points are no longer granted to avoid exploits.
    • Hostility generation in missions will feel much faster
    • Defense timer cost is 250k Reals per day (might go up even more)
    • County capital and capitals give missions to capture 2 nearest county capitals
    • Free towns give missions for 2 nearest county capitals
    • Once you taken the county capital you can take its regional cities.
    • Marsh Harbor also gives an option to take Treasure Island, Treasure island capital gives an option to capture Bermuda.
Other changes
  • Forts were buffed
  • BR limits for ports have changed
    • Largest towns (55 investment points) have 25000 BR limit
    • All other county capitals have 20000 BR limit
    • Regional towns have 10,000 BR limit
    • Shallow capitals 3000 BR limit
    • Shallow towns 2000 BR limit
  • Lord protectors are no longer have tiered rewards for VMs
    • you get what you hold (but not more than 15VMs per week – lets see how it goes and maybe increase this limit later)
  • Hostility points for port battle creation have changed
    • County Capital deep – 10000 pts
    • Regional town deep – 4500 pts
    • County Capital shallow – 2500 pts
    • Regional town shallow – 1000 pts
  • Peace server changes
    • Historical peaceful map applied (this will change bot routes and bot nationalities)
    • Admiralty can now be used in ALL peaceful cities
    • Peaceful outposts and buildings can now be built in all cities
    • Peaceful PVE missions can now be taken in all cities too
    • You can enter and exit enemy ports in all ships including combat vessels.
    • Top class ships on the PVE can still be built in towns that are capturable on War server.
Other changes
  • Combat medals are now only granted for mission and patrol completion.
  • Improved FPS performance in instances and port battles
  • Added additional item descriptions
  • Bots now use universal ranks to help judge their difficulty easier
  • Added an option to make more books and upgrades in production run
  • Added inverted mouse to options
  • Added tooltips to clan warehouse
  • Permit prices and requirements rebalanced
  • New ship notes added to admiralty
  • Pandora lost ability to use stern carronades due to placement of ports
  • Epic chest now drops in Epic events a lot more often
  • Grape damage distance slightly increased
  • Grape min damage from raking slightly increased
  • Port name changes and other minor beautifications
    • Some ports have their name changed or improved.
    • Spanish town (a city of striking contrasts) is now a capital of the Virgin islands
    • Sisal is now a capital of Merida
    • Some counties were rebalanced.
Fixed bugs
  • Fixed bug that did not build 5/5 ships in some ports that became capturable recently. Apologies for the inconvenience.
  • Fixed bug that was visually showing wrong ammo type (for example ball was flying instead of chain or vice versa) in instances for new players who just joined instance or relogged in into instance
  • Fixed stationary bots in OW
  • Fixed bug that cut your speed if you switched to a fleet ship
  • Fixed bug that did not update your map if you switched from Peace to war server after AFK kick
  • Multiple other bugs fixed
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February 28

Patch 30: Ships of the line - Rulers of the Sea

Captains. MEGA Patch was deployed today on 28th February!

Contents of the patch.

Localization has been officially added.
  • You can change the language of the game in the options menu.
  • Localization is not complete!– as new content has been added in the last 1.5 months – this will be translated soon
  • Custom files for all languages has been added. They can be used by community translators or yourself to improve things you do not like to completely change language
  • There are issues in some translations due to the fact that outside firm was - but they will eventually be fixed, with help of community.

Battle UI
  • Battle UI has been freshened up.
  • All Battle UI has been moved to one technology set (slightly increasing FPS in battles)
  • Boarding is no longer showing enemy commands.
    • Boarding UI might need another pass of improvements based on your general feedback.
  • You can now use buttons [ ] during boarding that will allow your ship to fire point blank broadsides.
  • All buttons have received informational tooltips, which you can read by putting your mouse over the buttons
Combat model
  • Ships of the line will now rule the seas. No longer ships of the line will fear light corvettes.
  • Damage model has been adjusted.
  • Inverse DPS problems has been fixed (previously 4lb guns had higher DPS than 42lb guns)
  • Reload shocks issues were fixed. You will get them regularly if you maximize damage in short periods of time.
  • Lower rank NPCs turning has been adjusted (previously they turned like experienced rear admirals when they should not have).
    • Additional tunings to NPC combat will be applied soon.
  • Turn rates were lowered across the board for most vessels, to support the precise deliberate combat model (low level ships turned like they were on drugs)
  • Additional improvements to speeds and turning will be deployed next week.

PVP and ROE changes (rules of engagement)
  • To increase number of PVP opportunities the following change has been made.
  • Open world battles for the weaker side (based on BR) are open for 20 minutes. You can reinforce the weaker side if you are sailing by. The mission will close and swords disappear once BR evens out (with certain % threshold)
    • if you want to get help stay closer to friendly entry points.
    • If you are ganked, call for help in chat, people can help you. Of course just like tracers in ww2 this feature works both ways. If you attack in force your target might get reinforcements, changing the course of the battle.
  • Overall goal is to give more pvp opportunities to captains
  • Combat Medals were introduced. Combat medals will be granted for PVP activities, and will give access to pvp rewards.
Port importance for clans and rare resource spawns
  • Changes to rare woods spawns and access
    • Rare woods resources now only have limited trading spawns in the Carribean.
    • Rare woods forests can now randomly spawn somewhere in the Caribbean in limited quantities. (can be fully exhausted)
    • These rare woods now can be received by clans using delivery missions
    • Сlans and clans on their allies list have access to these missions
    • Getting rare woods by using missions reduces their supply. One supply is fully cut down the forest will spawn elsewhere in another port.
    • Rare woods are: Live oak, white oak, bermuda cedar, teak, mahogany, caguarian, sabicu.
Protected areas
  • Redundant protections removed from secondary protected areas (like Louisiana or Vera Cruz and Belize)
  • Additional improvements of the protected areas will be done next patch
Trading
  • Trading will be more available
  • Resources spawn distribution is now better and ability to place contracts on trading goods removed.
  • Additional regional goods added
  • Selling goods far from the purchase place will make more money (buying something in Trinidad and selling it in the gulf will make a lot of money
    • This of course means that short distance routes will no longer make too much money
  • Barter added (but not yet tuned properly – will be fixed in the next hotfix). It will increase supply of trading goods

Missions
  • PVP hunt missions added
  • Solo PVP patrol zone added
    • In the solo patrol zone you can only be attacked by the ship of the same class and battle will close immediately.
  • Passenger delivery missions added
  • Letter delivery missions added
  • Clan delivery missions added
  • Mission rewards increased

Better PVE – More accessible PVE
  • NPC fleet placements slightly adjusted (gulf suffered, but all other regions will generally see more NPCs – we will fix the gulf problem later)
  • Missions are now based on regions (less on port type)
    • For example Hispaniola is a 1-3rdrate region. It will only give missions for 1-3rdrate.
  • Missions are now unlimited – if you finish your initial set of missions you can take new ones. No longer we will force you waste time on sailing to another to find additional supply of missions.
  • Missions spawns are significantly improved – time is precious - you will no longer spend 20-30 mins reaching the mission. Missions will no longer spawn on other sides of large land masses.
  • Group missions added (enemy types and rewards are not yet fully balanced- some missions might be very hard)
Other changes
  • Sextant perk is now provided automatically by default to all new accounts
  • Fleet perk for 1 ship is now added to all accounts by default (so new players can go straight to capping and looting)
  • Small amount of low level NPC enemies were added around Capitals to provide additional opportunities for new players
  • UI scaling options added to the game
  • Additional flags added to DLC for some nations
  • 1 flag was added to admiralty store for some nations, in the next couple of patches all nations will have 1 flag in the admiralty available for doubloons.
  • Prices for basic resources were adjusted, blueprints for ships were adjusted to support the new damage model. Some balance issues with blueprints were fixed.
  • Labor hours will be adjusted too in the next hot fix (did not get in this patch).
    • NEXT HOTFIX Labor hours spent on crafting frigates and below will be significantly reduced. Labor hours generation WILL be increased 2.5times.
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About This Game

Naval action - open world multiplayer sandbox

Naval Action is a hardcore, realistic, and beautifully detailed naval combat game immersing players into the experience of the most beautiful period of naval history - when sailing ships ruled the seas.

Features:


Exciting bugs – Because its still alpha we have an interesting selection of annoying, strange, and sometimes wonderful bugs. We are squashing them one by one, but it's Caribbean - they will keep coming for quite some time.

Enormous open world – Large open world, recreated based on 18th Century maps, historical harbors, positions, and town names. We do not believe in the various modern hand-holding markers, thus player position is not shown on the map: you will have to navigate yourself using compass, sun or landmarks. PS. battles are instanced to allow extremely complex sailing and fighting calculations for 50 ship battles.

Freedom – Build ships, trade, sink enemies of your nation. You can attack anyone almost everywhere. Remember that every action have consequences. Conquer almost every port in the Caribbean, but remember! other adventurous captains will try to ruin your plans.

Beautiful ships – Accurate hull models, sail plans, guns, internal upgrades, historical speed, turning and heel performance. Ships from small cutters to large 100+ gun 1st rates will allow the player to experience every possible role of the Age of Sail period.

Realistic sailing – Advanced wind and physics model provides for realistic portrayal of ship’s performance in the age of sail. Yard angles, ship angle to wind, fittings and ship condition affects speeds and turning rates. Correct tacking, boxhauling, clubhauling and other elements of the age of sail sailing are possible. Hidden ship characteristics will allow to gradually uncover potential of the vessel – every ship in game will be unique.

Historical gunnery - Realistic ballistics and cannon performance of the period. Every cannonball is tracked in the air and after it hits the target. One shot can hit the stern, damage the rudder, then hit the cannon carriage, injure crew, ricochet from the floor and hit the opposite side. Listing and wind affects the shooting distance and will require change of tactics.

Weapons - All major types of naval artillery are implemented: from long guns to carronades. Fort and land batteries will provide support during port battles. Mortars are coming soon.

Damage model - Leaks, structural damage, torn sails, demasting, raking, fires and all other hazards that were possible in that era. Damage is positional: hit the gun and you might destroy it. Gunnery crews are placed deck by deck. Shot can pass through the balcony, ricochet of the gun, hit a crew member and then fly out of the gunport splashing into the water. Armor thickness and wood type is implemented and at extreme angles cannonballs will ricochet from the hulls.

Community driven development - Players actively participate in development and many elements of the game have already been implemented based on the player feedback. Content is immediately given out to players for testing and improvement. Share your thoughts in comments or on the forums.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64 bit Windows 7 and above
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2 GHz or AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B60 3.3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB (must support shader 5 model)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 32bit OS versions is not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64 bit Windows 7 and above
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-9370 4.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB (must support shader 5 model)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 32bit OS versions is not supported

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