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The Anti-list

From YPPedia

The "Anti-list" is a list of requested game design features which the Ringers have confirmed will probably not be implemented in a future release.

Reasons for Anti-listing

Based on the Developers' comments on why particular ideas will probably not appear in game, some of the reasons are as follows:

Technical

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  • The server's performance could be adversely impacted
    • Code improvements might allow the idea to be implemented e.g. the maximum number of hearties was increased after Lizthegrey optimized the database query
  • Substantial infrastructure changes for features which are limited in scope

Download size

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  • Incremental client updates should be of a manageable size
    • Avoid major expansions of existing artwork

Thematic

  • Little to no code changes but the idea does not fit into the game world

Philosophical

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  • The idea runs contrary to the Developers' vision of the game



Ability to remove hats in tailor rack preview

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Automated purchasing of items for poe

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  • No clicking on your shirt and then clicking 'sell' to get poe
  • Cleaver

Black Ship bypassing during wartime

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  • Cleaver
  • However, blockades are not subject to the Black Ship

Brawls having "I'm ready" checkboxes

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Breaking up the parlor badge into separate per-game badges

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Changing build/walk types

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Clothing

Anti-listed for technical reasons

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Bustle/Victorian 'poofy' dress
Carried items (parasols and such)
Fancy gloves
Swapping clothes of the pirate genders
Waist-length hair, floor length capes

Anti-listed for thematic reasons

Anything showing chest hair (bare chests are apparently allowed now)
Bonnet, sandals and warrior woman chain mail outfit
Jester hats, big shrouding cloaks, male sarongs
Tattoos, jewelry and other 'minor' items
Thigh-high boots
Secondary stripe color on shirts

Anti-listed for philosophical reasons

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Non-gaudy crowns
  • Nemo "Because Cleaver decreed it."
User customized clothing colors
  • Nemo "Unfortunately, that would utterly destroy the herb, textiles and clothing economies."

Anti-listed for other reasons

Anti-list-download-size.png Oversized or simply 'masculine' clothing on females
  • Nemo "If you want to dress like a man, play a man. The art's all there."

Items that the Developers have stated are unlikely but possible

Scabbards, sheaths

Clothing/clothes/items used for bonus/bonuses/increase stat/decrease stat

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Continents and mainlands

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Day and night cycles

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Familiar (parrot/monkey/octo) shoppe

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Flotsam moving

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  • Cephalopod
    • Initially intended but had to be tabled due to technical difficulties

Gender changing potion

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Greeters

Anti-listed for philosophical reasons

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Answering petitions
Scheduling shifts

Hearties

Anti-listed for philosophical reasons

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Hearty chat/broadcast
Remote hearty command

Housing

Anti-listed for philosophical reasons

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Functional crafting puzzle stations to process commodities
  • Nemo
  • Nemo
    • Practice stations might be possible at some point.
Mass hearty invite into housing
Standalone housing

Anti-listed for technical reasons

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"Anytime" houses that exist all the time
Configuring housing to allow entering when the owner or roommates are not around

At current, you can configure your housing to allow various groups (hearties, crewmates, flagmates, or anyone) to come in when you are home without knocking - this entry on the Anti-list only refers to allowing pirates who are not your roommates into your house when there is no one else there. Consider how long the scrolling list of shacks could be if everyone decided to have anytime entry enabled.

Throwing a party at your house allows anyone access via the noticeboard for one hour, even if you are not there.

In-game voice chat server

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  • Cleaver
  • It might require a lot more network bandwidth than what Grey Havens has available

Jobbing with brigands

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Loans

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Making the world round when merging two oceans together

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Navy

Anti-listed for philosophical reasons

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/vwho ship
Attack brigand missions, keeping charts or pillaged goods
Choosing which vessel you can board (by name)

NPPs

Anti-listed for philosophical reasons

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Better NPP/swabbies/computer AI or stat increasing NPPs for hire
  • Nemo
  • Hermes
  • Historical note: Skilled NPPs used to be available for hire in the early Alpha period of the game. It led to players going down one of two routes: a few expensive ultimate NPPs or a mass of cheap able NPPs. Neither way promoted playing with human players.
Can target/team
Fighting each other
  • For example, brigands attacking merchant brigands.
  • Cleaver

Numerical stats (loaded cannon number is not a stat)

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Personal upkeep or food/drink (required only)

Anti-listed for philosophical reasons

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Pets

Clothes, toys, toy clothes

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Prison/jail/thieves/thief of any sort (for non-banned players)

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Puzzles

Anti-listed for philosophical reasons

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Basic slide (squares with sliding pictures or numbers etc) or memory puzzles
Giving some players control over others' ability to play
  • Hypnos
    • In particular for Treasure Haul, commanding officers cannot:
      • Force players out of the puzzle (except by /plank - if a player could be forced out they might leave the ship anyway)
      • Completely enable/disable the puzzle
      • Arcturus
House bank PoE fountain for wagering carousing puzzles
More duty unless balancing with existing can be achieved
Non-consensual on land

Anti-listed for technical reasons

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Watching Swordfight (and Rumble) in real-time

Recycling old items

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Religion of any kind

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Removal of PvP (player vs player)

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Repair of inventory items

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Ships

Anti-listed for philosophical reasons

Ability to pilot/navigate your own ship, control your ship or command ship without a crew or when you don't have the required stats/rank

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This is from before navy missions where the only way for non-officers to gain navigation experience was to be ordered to that duty station.

Lifeboats
Upgrades
With magicked supplies going head to head against ships with player-bought stock

This was specifically about greeter pillages although navy ships would likely fall into this category too.

Anti-listed for technical reasons

Getting the location when the mouse is hovered over the deed

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Shotgun/firearm/pistol/rifle/any gun at all as an accessory

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Underlining names of flagmates in a scene

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