One thing i want to point out:
Katana, wakizashi and ninja-to are three totally different weapons.
(Ive made some research from Wiki to be sure that i dont say anything wrong)
The word katana was originally used for "one edged sword". Today, the term is used to describe the sword "nihonto". It is a curved blade used by samurai, its length is 70-90 cm.
Ninjato is a straight blade used by ninjas, its shorter than the katana.
The wakizashi is a shorter version of the katana. Its about 50 cm. Its also used by samurai.
Im highly recommending Baldur's Gate. Both games of the original series (and their expansions) should be played. When saying "the original series" i mean the very first games for PC, not Dark Alliance (which is for PS.)
You can download some mods, to play the first game with a newer game engine, if you think its too old in some manner. Just do some research, youll surely find something useful for you.
I trust you, no problem. To incrase range you have to upgrade trading POST. But im not sure if thats the problem.
Always let your port at level 1! The higher the port level, the more can enemies loot from you.
I have totally demolished my port (no defense, everyone was looting me) and still can send you marble. And i didnt get attacked for some time since i demolished my port.
Im recommending the books of both Pavel Tsatsouline and Ross Enamait to everyone.
Ross' books cover mostly everything while the books of Pavel Tsatsouline are much more specific (one book for strength training with weights, one for strength training with bodyweight exercises, one for bodybuilding, one for flexibility etc.)
Im not sure about what the problem is. Which buildings do you have? Perhaps all your ships are busy, idk.
If you cant send it now, no problem.
BTW i remember that i had the same problem some time ago. I couldnt trade with towns that were too far away. Then the problem was suddenly fixed...
Do you have shipyard?
The new design has many flaws. Firstly, its too dark (its almost only black). Secondly there is no banner and i miss some of the buttons on the top.
I will use the former site design untill the new one is better.
When it comes to the actual news, it wasnt really that exciting to see it, but its still awesome to hear that Blizz takes the Diablo3.com domain. I hope that means that they are working on something...