I just have a suggestion/observation about deckside combat. When another player joins, you can see their ship pull up alongside on the opposite side of the enemy deck from where your own ship has docked. Yet, they appear on screen, behind you, where most of their 'help', doesn't help for a couple turns. For realism (yes, even in a game) it would seem more likely for them to board the enemy vessel from the same side they moored to it on. Not mysteriously cross 2 whole decks to appear as far away from the enemy as possible while your own beleagured crew takes another beat down from the newly summoned foes.