Good evening everybody.
Although we have several ships under construction, the idea was brought up that we should design our own ship that could have been built in the 1700's. One thing led to another, and we decided that modifying existing plans from the eighteenth century would make a very interesting project.
We have a naval architect in training (that would be me) who will be modifying the vessel in these plans over the coming weeks:
After that it will become a candidate for modeling and use in the game.
Now we move on to the important part:
If you had this ship built for your character, what would you want to see?
The ability to sail better upwind? (Towards the wind)
The ability to hide in shallow areas where larger ships can't reach you?
The ability to go faster with light breezes? Or with tons of wind?
Remember that I can't modify the hull to have all of those traits. Bigger guns mean a slower hull, for example, and ships that sail upwind well generally are too deep to enter shallow areas. What do you think you will value the most?
Remember that I'll be doing two versions of the hull at most. With that said, I need help deciding which ones to make!