RoaringWarren you can't defend a false statement by calling the person who tells you otherwise a troll. Someone might go as far as calling you a troll for posting posts about things that just ain't true.
Goafan and all the trolls swarming the forums have experience in playing the game and you automatically become a target for them to feed on, be sarcastic or laugh on when you say something like "Pirates are Over-Powered."
The only best way to beat a troll is to play multiplayer against human players and be knowledgable about the game. It also helps to sometime admit a mistake or statement because its good practice for learning quickly and making people open up to you.
The other thing is you must learn to take a punch, fall and get back up again. I know its sometimes the most difficult of thing to understand because you can see the result of not doing so online or in any game when people call various things over powered, an exploit, a cheat, a cheater and professional player called a nerd with no life.
I'm not going to pretend that i read or want to read your post about pirates being over-powered because i know its a waste of time.If i did read it then i probably forgot about it because its just that bad.
I would also like to educate you that trolls exist to create balance and punish the weak/beat down someone when there down and rob you of your glory. They feed on stupidity, seriousness , other trolls and space ponies.
E.g of someone who can't take a punch: Some chik whose name starts with KAKA.
This chic hates my rotten guts because i tried to offer some advice to her and she ended up saying i was trolling her. This is a very silly way of using the word troll because wen someone tells you something we all agree on then you should listen. Collective decisions/ideas are always more powerful than a single opinion. This is why i have embraced the following phrase: "Unity Mass should do chaining damage" because its just so awesome to think about.
Guys its not a 4x or an RTS. Its an RPG. With spaceships.
Even the CEO of iron-clad took a shot at this following post. Be careful about sounding like a troll yourself warren.