Bartering is all nice and good, but it seems like an opportunity that was wasted when there could have been epic naval combat over trade goods. We have all these ships, sailors, resources, etc., that could have been put to brilliant use, but instead we are left with essentially a mini game every four hours with some of the most unnecessary and restrictive mechanics. A great ocean update would have secured naval battles on the high seas where captured or defended goods could result in wealth that would drive adventures, pardon me, by the boat load to the seas. Content should be infused with a greater depth deserving of the great ocean. Now I can concede that maybe, just maybe, it's not too late for changes to take place. Or the ocean can just remain a series of elaborate fetch quests.