Good day, mates. Firstly, this is my first post on this forum, although I've been lurking for some years even before creating an account. In any case, I appreciate the ammount of quality that I've found here and the long living legacy. Hence, I'm turning to the forum with several questions that I was not able to found in the old posts or mod documentations. I'm running CoAS - GoG version with Gentlemen of Fortune 2.0 + 1.5b patches plus some blackknight's mods (music, port) Anyway, the first question is about naval combat difficulty. No matter what I do, or how many crew I've got, my crew gets decimated extremely fast. When I'm in a combat with a heavy galleon, myself in a heavy galleon as well, their shots kill my sailors instantly, their reloads take 4x time less than mine and I end up with minimum crew before I kill his. How do I come around this? I'm not exactly an expert on sea combat but I understand the basics. Most of my settings (GoF mod) are set to either inbetween or CoAS default though, but I can't tell the difference. Also, at start, I picked difficulty I think 4 from 10, is is taken into account here? Edit: After digging in all documentation, I noticed that it was an reported issue - enemy cannons shoot too fast. Has there been a workaround for this? (lowering difficulty to 1 - 2 maybe? or perhaps it's the mix of mod settings that causes this) Next question is about ship attributes. Most of the time I sail with about 75% crewed ships, and their skills are mostly 100% in "sailors" and little in cannons and combat. However, in the ship attributes, the speed for example is capped at 7 / 12 and so on. Cargo hold is only about 30% full, what else is the source of these penalties? Next question is about companion officers. I hired one fella that has excellent carpenter stats and skills and a some bosun skills. I noticed that he has all the carpenter skills (quick repair, light repair, naval defense, etc.) and I see them in green on my character - however, I see no difference. Ship isn't repaired that quicker and I don't have the action quick repair in the select menu. Am I doing something wrong or has it been changed in GoF? Last question is about characters. I've picked Nathaniel Hawk because I remember the older game but also it is the only character with good sounding English name that is also not shaped as a pirate or is a fantasy character. However, I noticed that his dueling animations and attacks are different from others and vanilla game. Can this be altered somehow? Additionaly, can a currently played profile be edited somehow or the character changed? I've put some time into the profile before shipwrecking on above troubles. I thank you in andvance and will appreciate any help, if you know some answers to my troubles, even if only for one of them. -F.