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7-Jan-2014 - Player-Owned Ports - The Next Journey


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So I am going to start doing this now..

 

Switching "focus region" back to Pincers before reset so my trade goods reroll as something that I can actually complete. Would rather get a 30 spice voyage and do it at 85% than a 35 spices at 60%.

 

Yup. I need spice!

You do know the loop isn't the place to gather trade goods? You also lose out on all those sweet adv tc missions...

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For some reason my crew has not leveled up past level 5! I bought them like 6-7 days ago. It got to level 5 first voyage. Nothing after that.

Only successful voyages level crew. A first voyage takes your crew to level 3 or level 4 with a long voyage. I'm getting my first level 9 crewmen right now. Will not get any level 10 before shield.

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You do know the loop isn't the place to gather trade goods? You also lose out on all those sweet adv tc missions...

I was under the impression that adventurer missions still used the highest region. Did they change that recently? I was still getting steel from adventurers when I set my target to the bowl, both when I first got to the pincers and about a month before the update.

 

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as far as i can tell, it's still possible to get lower tier adventurer voyages, but it's less likely

 

It -never- happend to me in that 1 year and 2 months I've been doing PoP.

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Adv missions for trade goods and resources are always from the region you are focusing on.

 

Scrolls however, will always be the difficulty of the highest region you are in.

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Adv missions for trade goods and resources are always from the region you are focusing on.

 

Scrolls however, will always be the difficulty of the highest region you are in.

 

Ehm no, I have focussed on other regions before, never had this.

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so how many people are staying in loop for a while after unlocking shield? i failed all 4 of my 60% missions today. No way i'm gonna have even close to everything before shield. and going into shield without a max crew is going to be murder if we can only get 60-65% with steel crew in loop.

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so how many people are staying in loop for a while after unlocking shield? i failed all 4 of my 60% missions today. No way i'm gonna have even close to everything before shield. and going into shield without a max crew is going to be murder if we can only get 60-65% with steel crew in loop.

Uhhm.... none that really know how to do ports. Right now i'm getting 70-80% success for loop voyages with merchant. Wouldn't focus on a lower region even if that dropped to a 30% average. It would be a murder to focus on achieving nothing.

 

To that adv point, yeah, i forgot that they always focus on your highest region, thus making both his and my point moot.

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This is going to be a dumb question. What's the best way to go about training crew?

 

Say I want to convert my Travelling Bands to Party Animals. Do I replace one Band with a Party Animal and level it to 6-7? Or should I replace as crew are rolled?

 

Would this also apply to the whole set of MCS crew? Like, only work on upgrading one of each crew member at a time? Maybe not concurrently? Make sure not to run upgradees alongside each other in multistat missions?

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This is going to be a dumb question. What's the best way to go about training crew?

 

Say I want to convert my Travelling Bands to Party Animals. Do I replace one Band with a Party Animal and level it to 6-7? Or should I replace as crew are rolled?

 

Would this also apply to the whole set of MCS crew? Like, only work on upgrading one of each crew member at a time? Maybe not concurrently? Make sure not to run upgradees alongside each other in multistat missions?

There is really not much to it- you are mostly limited by how fast you can roll them and how many you can buy. In terms of training, you'd like to have one level 0 at a time and send those on a high-success rate mission(over 80%). You won't have enough time to only upgrade one at a time(level 6-7 can take 7 days or more).

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i've been hiring one each Party Animal, Sea-Fort Guard, and Pearl Diver at the same time, then training them up to level 6 before hiring another 1 each of the new crew at the same time again.

 

in the time it takes to get them up to level 6 you should easily have rolled another 1 of each (and saved up 2250 cotta), so by the time you do get them to level 6, you have 3 new crew sitting there ready to be hired instantly.

 

now that I've got 4 of each new crew, 6 at level 8 and 3 at level 7, i'll probably not wait till my newest crew reach level 6, since the other guys stats are high enough to compensate.

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Today ports trolled me hard:

 

Checked first 3 returned ships, cleared enough cotta to get 2nd merchant in.

Checked 4th ship, failure, takes 500 cotta for repairs.

 

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ill count myself as lucky. I unlocked the Loop, immediately suceeded the island mission, and rolled a wisp all on the same day :)

now to just get enough resources to buy some crew....

Well, lucky is a relative term when you consider that you are guaranteed a wisp first reroll after completing the mission and that i will pass trough the loop without ever bothering to hire one.

 

For the hiring of crew, i see no reason to just stop and wait. All you are doing is just delaying the training, which in no way helps you.

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I've gone back to the cherrywood and jade region as I used up all my jade and cherrywood to make statues to attract scroll missions, now I need to change the statues to attract more trade good mission... I've got my 8k cherrywood but now I have to collect 12k jade... Then I'll have to concentrate on terracotta to buy the ship upgrades in less than 40% until I unlock shield region.

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I have the ideal crew that was discussed in thread -- all except one last combat guy. Hopefully I can reroll that today. Then onto the rest of those ship upgrades.

And you'll get enough cotta for all this? I will run either one TCM or wisp short. Had a stretch of around 30% where i didn't get any adventurer cotta.

 

And about the switching of regions... :wall:  The statues are just bonus. No reason to switch regions for those.

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I haven't done the total math yet, but hopefully I will get everything. I didn't fail as many voyages as some did, and I don't think I ever lost any Cotta on repairs, and the adventurers were pretty generous, and I have had the bonus statues since the start almost. I should either get everything or be very close.

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Just reached the shield:

 

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An adv reroll:

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voyage information:

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The 2 first azure tiers are 120 and 160.

8 chi 17.8k MCS
8 plate 17.8k MCS
40 spice 20.485k CS
8 pearls 20.485k MC
8 lacquer 35.625k M
8 bones 20.485k CS
11:35 min time for short, 14:55 min time for long.
 
crew(yeah, same as the info we already had):

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It'll be interesting to see how the multi-stat captains figure in.

I'm thinking it maybe worth it to have atleast one of them, maybe 2

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