Details about Friesland and the Netherlands tech tree.
In Update 0.10.6 a new nation - Netherlands - will appear, together with its first branch of early access ships - cruisers. In Update 0.10.7, the Netherlands tech tree will feature Groningen - a complete analog of Friesland. She will be available for 1,000,000 Free XP, as well as in the Armory for 19,300 doubloons.
Initially, it was planned to transfer Friesland to the Dutch tech tree, as historically she was in service with the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy). However, having analyzed the feedback and possible options of replacing and transferring the commander assigned to Friesland, we decided to leave her as a European ship. Thus, players who own Friesland will be able to enter battles with familiar commanders that were trained particularly for Friesland, and if they want, they will have an opportunity to purchase the new Groningen.
Starting from Update 0.10.6, Friesland will no longer be available to purchase.
With the release of 0.10.7 owners of Friesland will have an opportunity to exchange the ship for Groningen. This option will be available until the release of Update 0.10.8.
Please note that all information in the development blog is preliminary. Announced adjustments and features may change multiple times during testing. The final information will be published on our game's website.