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sparticus
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Dog Barque wrote:
I go make a sandwich and grab a soda. I come back and TRY not to spill on the keyboard... again! Wink


Get a waterproof one Smile They feel gross to use - and not as responsive - but do not care about the spills.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Dog Barque wrote:
I go make a sandwich and grab a soda. I come back and TRY not to spill on the keyboard... again! Wink


As clumsy as I am, I keep my drinks away from the computer. I do just fine spilling (chip)crumbs all over it... Laughing

Poor computer...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the fleet speed was determined by the slowest ship...

So the war canoe still helps you as a flagship because it tacks better into the wind?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Edge wrote:
I thought the fleet speed was determined by the slowest ship...

So the war canoe still helps you as a flagship because it tacks better into the wind?

Fleet speed is determined by the speed of your flagship, adjusted downwards according to the number of vessels in your fleet. It doesn't matter whether those additional vessels are war canoes or fluyts - the only thing that matters is how many of them you have. (Specifically, every even-numbered ship you add to your fleet slows you down - 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th.)

Since a war canoe is the fastest, most maneuverable type of vessel in the game, you can always speed up your fleet by making a war canoe your flagship (especially with cotton sails). And before a long voyage it is a good idea to ditch ships you don't need since they'll slow you down.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your useful explanation, Captain Roland!
I would never have dreamed it worked that way.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Edge wrote:
Thanks for your useful explanation, Captain Roland!
I would never have dreamed it worked that way.


Since I got this Awesome information - I use a War Canoe to drag my fleet around - it really helps speed the travel up...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure it is that simple. Lots of times I've seen my flag ship delayed, because one of my ships says "Wait for me!" When it catches up, my flag ship speeds up again, only to be delayed by the same laggard. For long voyages, I would definitely consider ditching the chronic cry baby.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Blue wrote:
I'm not sure it is that simple. Lots of times I've seen my flag ship delayed, because one of my ships says "Wait for me!" When it catches up, my flag ship speeds up again, only to be delayed by the same laggard. For long voyages, I would definitely consider ditching the chronic cry baby.

Another factor is ship damage. Any damaged ship, whether your flagship or a follower, will reduce the fleet's maximum speed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland wrote:
Mr. Blue wrote:
I'm not sure it is that simple. Lots of times I've seen my flag ship delayed, because one of my ships says "Wait for me!" When it catches up, my flag ship speeds up again, only to be delayed by the same laggard. For long voyages, I would definitely consider ditching the chronic cry baby.

Another factor is ship damage. Any damaged ship, whether your flagship or a follower, will reduce the fleet's maximum speed.


true.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the damaged ship slowing the fleet is an obvious factor.

I guess that's why you guys don't like chain shot.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Edge wrote:
Yeah, the damaged ship slowing the fleet is an obvious factor.

I guess that's why you guys don't like chain shot.


Chain Shot is good to slow the enemy down Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Boredom I usually play some music and listen to that as I cruis along.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lately I've had the sea shanties from Assassin's Creed 4 playing in a playlist in the background. That's how real sailors passed the time! Buddies
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either: >Reduce El Rey de Espania's merchant fleet. Wink
>Nap if headed east. Laughing
>Have a "boarding action" with"Cupcake (my lady)". Who cares if we
run aground somewhere? We like taking advantage of being "empty
nesters"
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