This is a new thread were you can say something about your pirate that you just can't keep inside and you want to tell people.
I would agree many things in the game have been made simpler. I don't have a problem with challenges, but I think the game is fairly well balanced nowadays (some things could be more difficult.. like the Boss Battle).I think the quests they have now are a little easier as well as the ability to earn points and gold. I know my test character is not having nearly as much difficulty as I have had with Sven. With the new updates my test character very rarely purchases anything and converts all of his plundered items, with the exception of a special few, into gold. Until Sven reached level 30 or so he pretty much starved trying to earn gold to get that next ship...lol. I dont know yet which way I like the game better.... lol