For those who want to know: - Running GoF 2.0, with patches 1.3 and 1.4 installed. - Playing on Skipper difficulty. Okay, seriously? How in all that is holy are you supposed to get started in this game? Even after selling my ships' product of Leather and Cacao at the beginning of the game, I still do not have nearly enough cash to restock an entire crew - something which I have not even been able to accomplish yet because of how ridiculously absurd this mod is becoming. Even with what - 20 out of the max amount of sailors applied to the starting Sloop I still find myself struggling with managing my upkeep costs. Now before you say, 'Just sail with less crew at the start' that brings me to my next point. Literally the second I leave the starting island I get convoys of chasing ships coming after me. It's absurd that a ship will literally chase me from Nevis all the way to Tortuga (no, that's not a hyperbole, that genuinely did happen to me) and even more absurd than that? I can be well within the range of a Fortification on any of the friendly islands and yet they still want to fight. Like - what? How is that supposed to make any sort of sense? Keep in mind i'm not talking about massive SOTL's here, I'm talking about schooners, brigantines, even bloody war tartanes that value my ship over everyone else's - if it means getting obliterated by a Fort, it seems the AI think it's worth it as long as I'm sunk. Speaking of War Tartanes - boarding such a tiny, insignificant ship should be an easy task. Lmao, not really, because somehow the AI still has more crew members than I do. For such a small ship in comparison to a Sloop I mean...come on. Really? Now that I have that off of my chest, I would like to ask if anyone else has faced these problems and has any solutions? Many thanks.