My buddy and I resubscribed after this last round of Return to Britannia, planning on getting a ship and being pirates. Then High Seas hits, and we find out... 1) The entire thing is a GIANT crafting grind. Ridiculous crap like three different steps to craft a match that doesn't require any serious ingredients or add anything to the game, but just adds more steps to a tedious process. My buddy has a mule with some of the requisite skills. I don't have any mule at all. So far other than a few insanely overpriced cannonballs, I haven't found any player vendors selling any of the 300 different bits of junk you need either. Alchemists making gunpowder and blacksmiths making cannonballs was a good idea. Piling on garbage like needing swabs to clean the cannon and needing to cook wood into charcoal into bla bla bla was just a waste of time. 2) Once you've gathered all that crafted garbage YOU DON'T MAKE ANY MONEY. The whole thing is a giant net loss according to even the people around here who think it's great. Once you jump through all the crafting hoops you earn the right to THROW MONEY AWAY. If it doesn't make money, no one will do it. If no one does it, no one will bother to sell the materials on vendors. If no one sells the materials, no one else CAN do it. What sort of garbage is this? You added this whole giant system to the game and then gave no one a reason to bother. Three months from now no one will remember this expansion exists.