Since there are no subcategories for this game on this forum, I guess this is as good a place as any to ask these questions. Speaking of ship speed...anybody notice a slowdown and zooms in, whenever another ship comes close to your fleet...(DANG Canoes ) Speaking of which...Does anybody know what the purpose of the war canoes is/are? (other than the obvious Indians on the warpath) I mean I have played this game for about a week straight, at least 14 hours a day and have yet to attack one or feel the need for that matter. I have yet to see a purpose in the Indian villages. Aren't they just a less colorful version of a pirate hangout? Don't they amount to the same thing? ...and...FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WILL YOU QUIT ASKING ME IF I WANT TO ATTACK EVERY &*%*&%$ SHIP that crosses paths with me. Isn't that what that blinking #5 button is for? Is it possible for the player to attack settlements cuz Ive seen the AI do it and win? It would be really nice if you could win enough favor with a particular Government to be instated as an official member (instead of a pirate) although that would kinda go against the game title. And why is it that the number one shipping nation never has any good ships to capture? IE:SOTL or Frigates. I mean its obvious that Spain is going to have to be your biggest target but with the least payoff ??? No matter how much you cheese them off, all your going to be getting are galleons..oooh! nothing like taking on the world in a supper slug! (where's the aspirin?) and while I'm at it...could somebody make the ship improvements display on the fleet status screen a little clearer...like say a box for each improvement...I spent six months trying to get to a city to buy chain shot only to realize that I already had it on my whole fleet, it was just so jumbled up on the fleet screen I didn't realize I already had it. MORE--> Speaking of jumbled screens...is it just me, or does the shipwright info box cover the front of every ship making them all look like boxes (drawn with crayon no less)...yes,yes I know if you squint really hard you can see through it..but not enough to really tell its a ship.IMHO. lets not forget that your sail emblem only shows on the front of the small ships, I cant figure why my larger vessels with HUGE sails don't have the sail emblems showing in a more obvious position...MORE---> Also, Ive noticed that if I escort a governor or migrants to a town/city/whatever that the city gets better in some way or another but apparently all the other times these ships seem to have very little to no effect on the town or city they visit...seems that way anyways cuz I'm seeing ships all over the place and none of the cities I visit seem to have grown/improved at all. All in all, I like the game alot...probably the best game Ive ever played...although whomever decided on the player getting old either never played the game or doesn't like to play it very long.. I mean come on by the time your good at dancing or dueling your too old for it to do any good, lol Oh well, Thank God for Trainers Looking forward to the next version...GO ROWBOATS!