Who cares? If people aren't showing up why does anyone care if a naked is capping a village? As it stands you can cap numerous villages in the game naked with nothing but a siege hammer cause they're only worth 160 gp an hour and no one bothers with them. Here's my village pay-out table (completely incomplete, and a little outdated, but gives you the gist of the matter). Bottom four are barely worth the time and effort to travel to them even after capture rewards. Eltaria 110 Kuldnak 130 Ashatan 160 Ozenhal 160 Aziram 170 Sarthan Sea 210 Savaril 250 Quica 370 Snowfort 380 Vakrah 500 Add the variability of capture rewards to the mix and it's no wonder why very few people are going to bother. Best payout I've gotten from a village was something like 15 of every essence, 10 Q4 mats, 5 limestone and 5 mahogany, 3 steedgrass and maybe 5 catalysts. That's maybe 4000-5000 gp worth of stuff, but then I need to find a buyer for all that crap if I want to transferred to gold. The worst payout I've ever had was a handful of enchanting mats and essences. Maybe 1000 gp worth of stuff. Consider also that it takes ages to get to some of these villages without a ship or living right next to them and by the time you factor in travel time, capture time, re-securing your ship time, the capture rewards aren't worth it most of the time. Then, if you plan on capping multiple VCP's, you're going to need a strongbox on ship or you're over encumbered after 2, at most 3 VCP's. Ship strongboxes are lost on despawn which just adds to the cost. If they made ship strongboxes an asset that could be undeployed and used an infinite amount of times then maybe we'd see more people capping sea villages at least. Right now all they seem to do is give house owners a free hand-out every 12 hours.