Will it be possible to customise your ship? Sails, figurehead ect.
And more importantly as a british navy man myself, you have said we can walk around our ships (hopefully) can we access our captains quarter? Can we hang up paintings of our family or portraits? I'd very much like to be one of those captains that sits in his cabin writing his journal. The Admiral Pellew of the game if you will?
Bonus question that's maybe unrelated on the category but my best friend will also be playing as an army officer, will he be able to visit me on my ship?
Aspects of a ship will be custorizable. But we're not quite so far in the ship design that we have exact details on that. Technically we might run into some complications which might limit what we want to do. It's a budget consideration. Add one item and you can rapidly multiply the assets we need to develop. Our priority is to create a good selection of ships before we create a lot of (visible) customization per ship type.
If we are talking about non-visible customization, like material and outfitting choices, there will be at least around 20 different categories with probably around 4 or 5 choices per category, that all influence some of the performance or qualities of the ship. The ship will also have a unique name, log, etc. So in that respect each ship will be unique, regardless of the model.
But as to visible customizations:
Most certainly you can change paint of your ship. This can be restricted if you are in a Navy because the Admiralty determines the paint pattern of Navy ships. Lovely mustard yellow and black bands with red hatches for instance. To complicate things, we also want wear of the ship to show, so paint will come in a fresh coat, but also in states of decay and peeling. That also applies to the deck, rigging and sails.
You will be able to choose specific options, like sails types, that will be a visible effect. We won't have silly sails (bright colours, pretty pictures, etc.), as we stay close to reality, but you still have different materials to choose from.
We plan to allow some options in deck fittings, such at the wheel or helm and the binnacle. The bow decoration is going to be chosen at the shipyard in construction, I'm not sure how many options we'll introduce to alter that later. That's something we need to work out. But again, we don't want to go theatrical, if there are no historical examples we won't include it.
We will limit access to the ship, because being able to walk below the waterline brings a whole array of design complexity we don't want. So as a Captain you can walk the deck, and if you take command, you take a fixed position on the quarterdeck. You never go below deck. But you can enter your cabin, which will generally be below the quarterdeck. This is an important area, as there are two places where you can interact with your ship's crew/officers, logs, rosters, manifests, ledgers and charts, being your command position on the quarter deck and the desk in your cabin. The birth in your cabin is the place where you retire (and can switch to another family character).
Your cabin will have customizable features, just like your family home. But less so, because it is a bit more of a utilitarian space. The desk, dresser, bed, are interactive objects. You can change paint, you can alter pictures in picture frames (also with your own work). You can add and change books on the shelves. You will be able to change furniture features.
Just like the family home, you will be able to invite friends to your ship, but I'm not sure that will only be when the ship is in port, or also at sea (as in, can you take a friend along while you sail?). That is a technical feature, it might have too many complexities, so I regard that as something in the category 'nice to have', not 'must have'.
In port your ship is like your home. If you are in a port where you have no family home or business, your character on default will retire to the ship (when you log off or change character at the bed). Only if you also have no ship in port, you will retire to the Tavern or Hotel. So you will be in the cabin quite a lot of times. Certainly when you log on you might often start with getting out of bed in your cabin. So it's a pretty important place.
You will be writing many a journal entry there!
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Thank you so much for that reply. And thank you all so much for building a game that encompasses everything I've ever dreamed of!
what a brilliant question, thank you for asking,
that has cleared things up without me needing to ask also, very happy to see another potential Royal Navy Admiral joining the forums also.
If you haven’t already there is two posts under people on the forums one to introduce yourself to the community and another to introduce your character/ family worth taking a look.
Loyalty to the family must be merged into loyalty to the community, loyalty to the community into loyalty to the nation, and loyalty to the nation into loyalty to mankind. The citizen of the future must be a citizen of the world. - Thomas Cochrane
Well I suppose it makes sense for us to ally now so that we have a head start! I'll check that out now, thank you!
Will it be possible to make modifications to a ship on the high seas temporarily?
Example: I am an officer of the royal navy in command of a frigate. I am assigned the mission of protecting a whaling fleet.
Can I change the paint and modify the rigging to look like a whaler and surprise would-be attackers?
That makes me think of Master and Commander.
But no. We won't include that at launch. You could hide, behind other ships or land masses, perhaps. Or hide over the horizon, above wind, so you can quickly sail an attacker down.
False flag and false ship appearance is a nice feature. Maybe for a future update it would be nice to think on how it could be implemented. But it's too complicated for now.
However, if you are a Privateer hired to protect a Whaling Fleet, you are free to choose a paint scheme you like (the Navy has regulations, Privateers do not) and you can sail a ship type that, at a distance, might blend in with the Whalers. So in a way you could do this. Just not at sea, you'll have to outfit at port.
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Apart from paintings and trophies, can we decorate our cabin or house with a scale model of our boats?
And if so, how can we get them?
Apart from trophies and paintings, you will also be able to place books there (which visitors can read too), change paint, wallpaper, curtains, floors options etc. Less options in the cabin than the house/mansion, obviously. Just thought I'd mention that.
But a model of your ship, that would certainly be possible. After all, we have the ship models already, to scale them down and re-texture them as models for decorative purposes, that would be simply a waste not to do.
I can imagine all models of ships of the line in the offices of the Admiralty Board and the Naval Academy too.
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Those would definitely fit in both environments. Only in the mansion there will be much more space than a cabin, and cabins will differ in size depending on the ship.
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March 1, 2020
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|Account Registration Data and Commercial transaction||This is the Personal Data that is provided by you or collected by us to enable you to sign up for and use the Rulers of the Sea Services. This includes your email address, date of birth, gender and country.|
Some of the Personal Data we will ask you to provide is required in order to create your account such as account ID, login ID, display name, password, community moniker, user handle, and referral code. You also have the option to provide us with some additional Personal Data in order to make your account more personalized such as birth date.
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Personal data collected through your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services
|Categories of Personal Data||Description of category|
|Rulers of the Sea Service Usage Data||This is the Personal Data that is collected about you when you are using the Rulers of the Sea Services – this may include:|
|Categories of Personal Data||Description of category|
|Voluntary Mobile Data||In addition to the mobile data we collect to provide you with the Rulers of the Sea Services (outlined above), you also have the option to give us your consent to collect additional Personal Data from your (mobile) device to provide you with features/functionalities that will enhance your Rulers of the Sea Services experiences.|
We will not access any of the Personal Data listed below without first obtaining your consent:
|Payment Data||We may collect such Personal Data if you sign up for a Trial or purchase any of our Paid Subscriptions (as defined in the Terms of Services) or make other purchases through the Rulers of the Sea Services. The exact personal data collected will vary depending on the payment method (e.g. direct via your mobile phone carrier or by invoice) but will include information such as:|
|Marketing Data||This Personal Data is used to enable Deadeye Games B.V. (and our partners / service providers) to send you marketing communications either:|
You can find out more about the Personal Data collected and the controls you have in relation to the marketing communications you receive via the Privacy Center.
When you use or interact with the Rulers of the Sea Services, we use a variety of technologies to process the personal data we collect about you for various reasons. We have set out in the table below the reasons why we process your personal data, the associated legal bases we rely upon to legally permit us to process your personal data, and the categories of personal data (identified in Section 6 ‘What personal data do we collect from you?’) used for these purposes:
|Description of why Rulers of the Sea processes your Personal Data (‘processing purpose’)||Legal Basis for the processing purpose||Categories of Personal Data used by Rulers of the Sea for the processing purpose|
|To provide, personalize, and improve your experience with the Rulers of the Sea Service and other services and products provided by Deadeye Games B.V., for example by providing customized, personalized, or localized content, features, and advertising on or outside of the Rulers of the Sea Services (including for third party products and services).|
|To understand how you access and use the Rulers of the Sea Services to ensure technical functionality of the Rulers of the Sea Services, develop new products and services, and analyse your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services, including your interaction with applications, advertising, products, and services that are made available, linked to, or offered through the Rulers of the Sea Services.|
|To communicate with you for Rulers of the Sea Services-related purposes.|
|To process your payment to prevent or detect fraud including fraudulent payments and fraudulent use of the Rulers of the Sea Service.|
|To communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, for:|
via emails, notifications, or other messages, consistent with any permissions you may have communicated to us (e.g., through your Account Settings page).
|To provide you with features, information, advertising, or other content which is based on your specific location.|
If you require further information about the balancing test that Rulers of the Sea has undertaken to justify its reliance on the legitimate interest legal basis under GDPR, please see Section 15 ‘How to contact us’ for further details on how to contact us.
The following Personal Data will always be publicly available on the Rulers of the Sea Services: your ID and/or username and potentially a profile picture.
The following personal data will only be shared with the categories of recipients outlined in the table below if:
|Categories of Recipients||Reason for sharing|
|Support Community||When you register for Rulers of the Sea Support Account on the Rulers of the Sea Support Community, we will ask you to create a specific Rulers of the Sea Support Community username. This will be publicly displayed to anyone who accesses the Rulers of the Sea Support Community along with any questions or comments you post.|
|Your Rulers of the Sea Followers||There also may be times when you want us to share certain Service Usage Data, specifically information about your use of Rulers of the Sea, with other Rulers of the Sea users known as ‘Your Rulers of the Sea Followers’.|
Learn more about how to manage notifications, your publicly available information, and what you share with others in the ‘Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control’ Section 4 of this Policy and on the Privacy Center.
|Categories of Recipients||Reason for sharing|
|Service Providers and Others||We may use technical service providers which operate the technical infrastructure that we need to provide the Rulers of the Sea Services; in particular providers which host, store, manage, and maintain the Rulers of the Sea application.|
We may use technical service providers to help us communicate with you, as described in Section 7 of this Policy.
We use marketing (and advertising partners) to show you more tailored content, or to help us understand your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services, to provide you with a better experience. We also may share Personal Data with certain marketing and advertising partners to send you promotional communications about Rulers of the Sea.
|Rulers of the Sea Partners||We might share your Personal Data in a pseudonymised format with marketing partners who help us with promotional efforts and with advertisers that allow us to offer a free service.|
|Academic Researchers||We may share your Personal Data for activities such as statistical analysis and academic study but only in a pseudonymised format.|
|Other Rulers of the Sea Group Companies||We might share your Personal Data with other Deadeye Games B.V. Group Companies to carry out our daily business operations and to enable us to maintain and provide the Rulers of the Sea Services to you.|
|Law Enforcement and Data Protection Authorities||We will share your Personal Data when we in good faith believe it is necessary for us to do so in order to comply with a legal obligation under applicable law, or respond to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, a court order, or a subpoena.|
We also will share your personal data where we in good faith believe that it is necessary for the purpose of our own, or a third party’s legitimate interest relating to national security, law enforcement, litigation, criminal investigation, protecting the safety of any person, or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm, provided that we deem that such interest is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring the protection of your Personal Data.
We keep your Personal Data only as long as necessary to provide you with the Rulers of the Sea Service and for legitimate and essential business purposes, such as maintaining the performance of the Deadeye Games Services, making data-driven business decisions about new features and offerings, complying with our legal obligations, and resolving disputes. We keep some of your Personal Data for as long as you are a user of the game.
If you request, we will delete or anonymise your Personal Data so that it no longer identifies you, unless, we are legally allowed or required to maintain certain Personal Data, including situations such as the following:
Deadeye Games B.V. might share your Personal Data globally with other companies in the Deadeye Games B.V. Group in order to carry out the activities specified in this Policy. Deadeye Games B.V. may also subcontract processing to, or share your Personal Data with, third parties located in countries other than your home country. Your personal data, therefore, may be subject to privacy laws that are different from those in your country of residence.
Personal Data collected within the European Union and Switzerland may, for example, be transferred to and processed by third parties located in a country outside of the European Union and Switzerland. In such instances Deadeye Games B.V. will ensure that the transfer of your Personal Data is carried out in accordance with applicable privacy laws and, in particular, that appropriate contractual, technical, and organizational measures are in place such as the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the EU Commission.
For further details of the security measures we use to protect your Personal Data, please see the ‘Keeping your personal data safe’ Section 12 of this Policy.
We may display advertisements from third parties and other content that links to third-party websites. We cannot control or be held responsible for third parties’ privacy practices and content. If you click on a third-party advertisement or link, please understand that you are leaving the Rulers of the Sea Service and any Personal Data you provide will not be covered by this Policy. Please read their privacy policies to find out how they collect process and protect your Personal Data.
We are committed to protecting our users’ Personal Data. We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to help protect the security of your Personal Data; however, please note that no system is ever completely secure. We have implemented various policies including pseudonymisation, encryption, access, and retention policies to guard against unauthorized access and unnecessary retention of Personal Data in our systems.
Your password protects your user account, so we encourage you to use a unique and strong password, limit access to your computer and browser, and log out after having used the Rulers of the Sea Services.
The Rulers of the Sea Services are not directed to children under the age of 13 years. However, in some countries, stricter age limits may apply under local law. Please see our Terms of Services for further details.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 13 years or under the applicable age limit (the “Age Limit”). If you are under the Age Limit, please do not use the Rulers of the Sea Services, and do not provide any Personal Data to us.
If you are a parent of a child under the Age Limit and become aware that your child has provided Personal Data to Rulers of the Sea, please contact us using the form on the Privacy Center, and you may request exercise of your applicable rights detailed in the ‘Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control’ Section 4 of this Policy.
If we learn that we have collected the Personal Data of a child under the age of 13 years, we will take reasonable steps to delete the Personal Data. This may require us to delete the Rulers of the Sea account for that child.
We will occasionally update this Policy. When we make material updates to this Policy, we will provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., by displaying a prominent notice within the Rulers of the Sea Services or by sending you an email.
Please, therefore, make sure you read any such notice carefully. Annually this Policy will be reviewed for accuracy and changes in GDPR. If no material changes are made, you will not be notified.
If you want to find out more about this Policy and how Deadeye Games B.V. uses your Personal Data, please visit the Privacy Center on RulersoftheSea.com to find out more.
Deadeye Games BV is the data processor for the purposes of the personal data processed under this Policy.