Okay so I posted a little over a week ago about coming back to the game after a four year break. Now I don't want to say I am not enjoying myself because in fact, I am having a ball. However, with that said let me tell you a little story and I will follow it up with a single question. I finally got onto my fisher and took the dragon ship out on the Felucca waters. It only took about 5 minutes until this ENORMOUS ship filled with Orcs came along and started attacking me. My first thought was "HOLY CRAP!" I didn't have macros really and figured they were just orcs I could handle them! WRONG! These were wheatie eating, steroid pumping, red bull drinking orcs from hell! I had a difficult time trying to navigate the boat and play with the orcs. I called in my son to help me kill them off and finally after about 30 minutes we got the boat going in the right direction and managed to kill the Chuck Norris orcs! (Very happy moment by the way) So I go to try and loot but I can't reach them, I try to get on the boat and can't find a plank but I learned that if you click the rope on the deck it basically tells you to screw yourself because you don't have permission to board! So I sat there for a moment thinking... well if everyone is dead then who the hell is there left to give me permission... right? Enter general chat (which is a little chaotic and crazy and people still mouth off and boaster about pvp! Nice to know that some things don't change.) I was told in chat that I needed the High Seas Expansion and an uber ship to board the boat. So I rush off, buy high seas and run to the shipwright! Well he doesn't sell the uber boats and back to chat I went. Now I am back on the water trying to find some kind of floating market with no other access other than by boat. (I would just like to say that with the Sosaria Technology and these new fangled teleporters that can transport you from one house to another that maybe, just maybe the idiot merchants on the dock would have considered an easier way to visit their shops!) Okay so I now have an uber boat! Very excited and tossed it into the water and spent the next twenty minutes telling it to raise anchor, forward, back, right, left and even a few curse words along the way! The usless guy on my boat doesn't seem to want to recognize me as his captain! So I did what any good captain would do and tried to make him walk the plank with an ebolt. WRONG AGAIN! Finally I click the wheel! (Would have made sense 18 minutes prior right?) I'm stuck in place and can't walk, surely this isn't right! The whole damn time my boat is moving all over the place and I'm not paying any attention because I am trying to release myself from being paralyzed! I just new that jerk on my boat that I tried to ebolt was behind it! Moving right along... I'm a little slow sometimes but that's okay. I can accept that. Now I find a new boat of orcs and spend another 20 minutes to get them killed and go to get on the boat to claim my booty! WRONG! Back to general chat only to learn I have to shoot the boat with cannons to gain access. NO PROBLEM!! I hop on the crafter, make a few cannons put them on the boat and I'm ready to go! WRONG! SO it takes me the better part of an hour of searching online (Which by the way I should have started with that first but got excited!) to learn that I need an alchemist, tinker, carpenter, tailor, cook and a blacksmith! Crafting - No problem I got all this... but now I spend the next day trying to get all the crap I need just to stuff a metal ball down a tube! Wonderful... I have to go BACK to the floating market that no one is at because you have to sail to get to it and buy salt peter! So I do all of this and now I finally have all my ingredients made and my brain hurts like there is an iron beetle in the digging for gold. I have yet to try to fire the cannons as I am afraid it is going to take 15 people and 800 cannon balls just to get on a stupid orc ship! Which I will cry like the girl that I am if I get on this thing and get 500 gold and a lesser explosion potion. So here is my question..... Do the people who work on the development of this game get drug tested?! LMAO!!!