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  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Sept 30th, Day 349

    I start the day in NA collecting, but go
    to the company building in Lisbon for our long planned company
    Windriders/Stormriders event.

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    Thanks to Taichen, JasmineRP and
    Korendir for planning that. I was working for 95% of the event, but managed to
    get in the company group photo. . The company
    gave away approximately 35B in prizes! I had a photo but can't seem to insert it properly. I'll just leave a link to the Windrider clan website.

    http://windrideracademy.clanwebsite.com/

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    After
    the event, I took the company liner to EA, and did a wreck in Siberia Sea East
    and then some Nanban before coming back to San Fran -> Boston and Seville.
  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Oct 1st, Day 350

    A few more quests and shipwrecks. 

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    While in NA collecting white ore, I make
    R15 collections. 1810 Discoveries.

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    Oct 2nd, Day 351

    Collecting in NA. Took a liner to EA,
    did one.. yes one wreck in Siberia Sea East.

    I loaded a company mate up with 2000
    copper and 2000 copper ore into his aide bazaar,  then did my own Nanban trade of Copper and
    brought a load of EA goods back thru SF/Boston.

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    Oct 3rd, Day 352

    Back to NA. Investing in railroads.
    Collecting goods for XP.

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    Oct 4th, Day 353

    Spent the evening just handing out
    copper ore and copper metal from Manilla to company mates trying to work up
    their EA culture points.  I wasn't even
    in a metal trader type job, and my mineral trade skill was still R10+10,
    Marchan Boots +2, Amulet +2, Refined skill +2, College skill +2,  Golden Sceptre +2. Just cost me maybe 1500
    vigor food.

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    Oct 5th, Day 354.

    Not much time to play the game anymore. Came
    back from Ea with a load of goods, and set up an aide bazaar. Then I spent a
    few hours in the evening helping 2 company mates work their sewing skills in
    Oslo. I made R13 refined Sewing. I was R12+8, then R13+7. I probably gave away/used
    a total of 4000 vigor food in that few hours.

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    Oct 6th, Day 355

    Discovered "Secondary Rainbow"
    (Natural Phenomenon) in Galapagos interior. Charted both Galapagos Island South
    Coast and Galapagos Interior. I am at 267/287 areas charted. I am also close to
    making level 85 adventure.

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    Did a couple of wrecks and made R11 Salvage and R10 recognition.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Oct 7th, Day 356

    The timing of wrecks is much more
    relaxed and I can actually make some decent money on the items I discover on a
    wreck.  In the past I would easily do 5+
    wrecks per day which would typically lead to 20 or so items clogging up my
    inventory, so I would put them in my Scurvy Trader's Junk aide Bazaar for 1
    ducat each. Now I will do 2 wrecks tops and put the parts/items at a reasonable
    price in my bazaar.

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    End of day, Passed 200 Shipwrecks, 1820
    discoveries.

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    Oct 8th Day 357

    I did a couple shipwrecks and some
    quests. On the way back from a wreck in northern Russia, I brought EA goods
    back and put them up in a Bazaar. My alts EA culture is all 50k's.

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    My adventure fame is more than my
    maritime fame!... 401k vs 399K.

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    Oct 9-10 Day 358-359

    Not much to report, a few quests in SEA,
    Asia and a load of EA goods to bring back to NA.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Oct 11-12-13 Day 360,361,362

    Again not much to report, over the last
    few days. a few quests, a few ship wrecks, collecting in NA.

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    Today I made level 85 Adventure. 

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    Switched to Maritime and will be doing a
    1 battle report on weekend days and half a BR during week days.  I will break that pattern if my company mates
    need help with something or for the NA festival.

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    The only thing of note here is that I
    started doing the BR with my alt.. and decided to get the Supply corpse job
    quest.  I used a blessing of Poseidon and
    went thru the Suez canal and quickly finished the quest.  Now my alt can use surgery and repair while I
    am in melee and I don't have to stop at ports to gain new sailors.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    sorry for the long break....

    Oct 14th Day 363

    Another battle report in the Black Sea.

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     My plunder skill is going up quickly.  I have an aide with seize cargo and it is
    active.

    I also have successful plundering 2 and
    general check active as two of my college skills.

    I am fighting without guns and the
    battles vs 4 fleets sometimes lasts 10+ minutes. My alt got from R1-R6 surgery
    and R6-R8 repair in 1 battle report.

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    On a funny note, while I was in melee vs
    a 4 fleet, a low level pirate level 55 or so in a nice ship sailed back and
    forth  over me while I was fighting.  He was hoping to catch me in a weakened state
    after such a battle.  Shortly after I won
    that battle,  he sailed past me again but
    did not engage.  I did initiate battle
    with him.   After a minute of trying to
    engage him in melee, I left the battle ring as I could not catch him.  He shot me several times but did not do much
    damage.  I had no guns, no armor and no
    sails on my ship. So I went to port (Sevastapol)and put on some sails and made
    some basic armor from Iron.  When I set
    sail again, the pirate was gone.

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    Tomorrow evening is NA festival, but I
    have evening meetings. The only thing I can probably do is some theses to get
    my credits back to 60k.

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    Oct 15th, Day 364

    Working all day and an evening meeting
    to boot.

    Not much to report. Just did a few
    Boston College thesis and processed some chickens and eggs.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Oct 16th, Day 365. 

    Spent a couple hours in Boston doing
    cook theses.

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    Scurvy Traders One year report.

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    Skills

    Sail Handling 13

    Surveying 11

    Geography 11

    Ecological Research 10

    Procure 15

    Fishing 15

    March 12

    Recognition 10

    Collection 15

    Search 12

    Unlock 11

    Archeology 10

    Theology 10

    Biology 12

    Art 11

    Appraisal 11

    Astronomy 8

    Throwing 11 i think (it is in bookshelf)

    Navigation 10

    Salvage 11

    Trap 10

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    Accounts 6

    Spice Trading 10

    Textile Trading 13+2(Refined)

    Fabric trading 10

    Mineral Trading 11+2 (Refined)

    Firearms Trading 8

    Wares Trading 13

    Cooking 15+2 Refined

    Sewing 15+2 Refined

    Casting 15+2 Refined

    Caution 11

    Body Language 8

    Frugality 9

    Storage 15+2 Refined

    Sociability 8

    Handicrafts 15+2 Refined

    Alchemy 12

    Management 10

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    Swordplay 12

    Sword Mastery 8

    Plunder 9

    Assault 11

    Gunnery 12

    Accuracy 13

    Reloading 12

    Penetration 12

    Repair 15

    Shipbuilding 15

    Tactics 8

    Surgery 7

    Arms 7

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    Court Rank 21

    level 85/85/80  405k/265k/400k fame

    Cultural Contribution 9

    max cultural contribution in 4 EA areas

    268/298 areas charted

    205 Shipwrecks

    1834 Discoveries

    I do not know how relevant this is but I
    have 19 pages in my memorial album.

    89 Techs

     

    Finesse Rank

    Throwing 22/27/12

    Sword 10/20/22

    Spear 21/16/28

    Club 4/6/2

    Axe 10/19/8

    Gun 8/10/12

    Bow 11/15/9

    Crossbow 5/8/13

    Handgun 8/10/17

    3 weapon Forte at 1000
    yatagan/Halberd/Flamberg

    Tera Amina (club) forte 841

    Great Warrior spear forte 738

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    5 aides with all 100's

    top aide (Chester is 50/54/50)

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    I completed all 3 of my endgame ships.  Not so hot when compared to Cash ships, but its what I have to sail with.

    In general I sail a G4 Cruise High
    Clipper 5/5  537/621 (with sails)  29T 21W 22A 519 Cargo with Exploration Refit
    and Haul assistance, Ship speed up 1, I guess I can change the Exploration
    Refit now and do some overmods. requires 75/38/30 to sail.

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    For Combat, I sail a Victory G3 9/5  295/364 (without sails) 30T 28W 52A (without
    plates) Improved Gunport and Bullet Proof Armor, durability and cabin capacity
    improvement 234 Crew, 164 cannon chambers, 214 hold. Requires 44/31/79 to sail.

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    My cargo ship which is sailed by my alt
    now is a G3 4/5 Windjammer.  It was made
    before the overmod changes to the ship system and could stand to use 3-4 more
    mods to get its turn and wave up. 
    Requires 65/75/30 to sail.

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    I have 429 College Theses completed for
    Oxford and 209 Theses completed for Boston College.  There are still a few of both that I have not
    completed at least once.

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  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Day 365 report Continued..

    my Quarters are R5 and I have 7 ornaments on display in my ornament room giving me the  Ornament Display effects of

    1) increased Cultural Contribution Rank 1

    2) Increase land speed Rank 1

    3) Headache Reduction Rank 1

    4) Reduce Vigor consumptiopn Rank 1

    5) Increase skill effect duration Rank 1

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    I have no pet.

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    I have not completed ANY treasure hunts.

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    I have invested about 3B in railways and have unlocked all destinations, +20 xp per great success,  large gold nugget appraisal bonus level 8 (bonus not specified) , 30% railroad fee discounts, increase load transportation by 50%,+2 tow tickets per day at the port official in a NA port.

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    List of Jobs

    Adventure

    Learner

    Explorer

    Excavator

    Thief

    Cartographer

    Historian

    Treasure Hunter

    Priest

    Ocean Explorer

    Biologist

    Archeologist

    Fisher

    Naturalist

    Artist

    Guerilla

    Salvager

    Helmsperson

    Ruin Explorer

    Court Gardener

    Astronomer

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    Trade

    Learner

    Accountant

    Chef

    Chandler

    Foods Dealer

    Yarn Dealer

    Mineral Trader

    Money Trader

    Jeweler

    Medicine Trader

    Alchemist

    Arms Dealer

    Spice Trader

    Patissier

    Tailor

    Blacksmith

    Artisan

    Sommeiler

    Animal Trader

    Artificer

    Political Merchant

    Caravanner

    Master Alchemist

    Steam Engineer

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    Maritime

    Mercenary

    Jr. Officer

    Brigand

    Naval Officer

    Shipwright

    Senior Officer

    Tactician

    Cannoneer

    Pirate

    Swordfighter

    Grand Admiral

    Supply Corps

    Sword Master

    Musketeer.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Oct 17-18, Day 366-367

    Not much going on. Did lots of theses in
    Boston while I was working on other stuff. Helped some other players get their
    weapon finesse up.

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    Oct 19-20, Day 368-369

    Battle reports in the Black sea. I also
    sailed to the Caribbean to do the Grand admiral quest. I need to skill my Arms
    up to R9 to take advantage of my ship's skill "improved gun port"

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    I complete the 5 chain quest and pick up the Job Grand Admiral. 

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    Before I take the job, I sail to Hamburg
    and switch to Steam Engineer first. I work and make R12 Management.

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    Oct 21-22, Day 370-371

    More Battle reports in the black sea. I
    switch to Grand Admiral and make R8 Arms.
    Once I get to R9, I will switch from melee/arms grinding to cannoneer and
    cannon skills.

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    I make level 81 Maritime

    85/85/81

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    October 25, Day 374

    I completed two more Battle reports
    since day 371 and finally made Arms R9.

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    October 28th, Day 377

    I start off by going to Manchester to
    make some Carronade 18's.  I switch to
    cannoneer job and begin my cannon skill grind in the Black sea. I completed two
    more Battle reports since day 371. slowly grinding my cannon skills.   I did not make any levels in skills, but the
    skill points are slowly rising. Today Box #6 is available in NA, so I will take
    a short break to help out some company mates, then go fill up on Box #6.  I will have to do some Nanban runs as my cash
    reserves are really low, Less than 500M.

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    October 31, Day 380

    I am in EA, just bazaaring Huzhou
    Brushes. I buy copper ore from manilla, process it and trade it in Huzhou.  I put the brushes in an aide bazaar and go to
    work or sleep.

    2x per day and im doing ok. Not great
    but I spend minimal time playing. I am just building up my cash stockpile.

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    November 4th, Day 384

    Not much to report.

    I completed a couple of BR in the Black
    Sea this weekend and made level 82
    Maritime
    .

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    85/85/82

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Nov 5th, Day 385.

    EA Brushes are selling for 56k in
    Seville.  The area is swamped with EA
    goods.  There is a new feature open
    called "Rare Goods"  They are typically normal goods but are in
    high demand in different locations.  I
    have not done much research on the items, but it makes gathering ducats much
    easier as well as Trade xp.

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    Nov 8th, Day 388

    In EA 3 days in a row. Just buying
    copper ore in Manilla and trading it for brushes in Quanzhou.  Not a lot of action, but its almost Ideal for
    the 20 minutes I am on in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening. Trade for
    some brushes, set up a bazaar and go to work. After work, trade for brushes ,
    set up a bazaar and go to sleep!

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    November 12, Day 392

    Did 4 Battle reports in 3 days.  I had to take a break after BR #3 to go
    refill my inventory with 18' Carronades. Made
    R12 Reload
    and am close to leveling maritime.

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    Thanksgiving Starts this evening so I
    will swap to land battle mode and help out company mates if they want to level
    and work finesse skills.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    November 17, Day 397

    I spent the festival days  1 hour doing land battles, helping company
    mates work their finesse.  My throwing
    dagger finesse is now 30/17/14. 
    Obviously I was helping them work Power finesse.  I also did some collecting of berries and
    working my R16->R17 Cooking as a Chef with the Boston college chef skill
    active.  The new buildings in Boston
    college is open and I obtained about 15 new Thesis opportunities.

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    I checked my cultural contributions and
    I made level 10.  I have not been spending
    any points taking multiple quests for a while now, so the points are stacking
    up.  This is my first time on this server
    to make level 10.

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    Yesterday and today I sailed to Istanbul
    and restarted my Battle report grind. 

    I made
    R12 Penetration and made 83 Maritime.

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    85/85/83

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    Nov 18, Day 398

    Spent the day in NA collecting White ore
    to restock my MCCT's I am totally out.  I
    stay in NA in Newfoundland until I finish making 2800 MCCTs.  I stock up on Berries as well before I sail
    back to Europe.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Nov 19, Day 399

    Back to the Black Sea doing Battle
    Reports. I choose Swordmaster this time and work my melee skills.  I make R11 Assault.

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    Nov 24, Day 404

    I changed up and do some adventure
    quests during the week. On the weekend I help a company mate grind casting and
    sewing. 

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    I pass 1850 discoveries.  No more quests from many cities now. I have
    turned on Hide completed quests, so only some simple repeatable language quests
    show up now (not chain quest fillers.)

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    Nov 28th, Day 408

    I am camped out in Jakarta.  It is the city with the most open quests by
    far.  I only wish there was a closer
    place to change jobs.

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    Discovered Yellow Sand (Natural
    Phenomenon) in Loess Plateau while doing the Great Wall of China quest.

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    Passed 1900 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    December 2nd, Day 412

    Still camped in Jakarta doing 3-4 quests
    per day. and maybe 10 on the weekends.

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    I did Leshan Giant Buddah Dungeon 3
    times with a company mate. It is funny that I am sailing around with less than
    full sails.  Some of my sails were
    damaged and now I have an empty slots.  I
    usually seal them from my alt, but he has ZERO sails on his ship. Because I do
    most of my sailing AFK with tow permits, it does not really bother me.  I have gone from 200/200 tow permits down to
    about 75/75 in the last ten days. Other than that , not much to report.

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    Passed 1930 discoveries.

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    December 5th, Day 415

     

    Discovered Antisolar Rays (Natural
    Phenomenon) in Guam.

    Passed 1960 Discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    December 15th, Day 425

    That is the longest break between post
    so far. I have been super busy with work and only get on to do 3 quests per
    day.

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    There was a NA festival this week and I
    just went and set up to do collections and cooking/storing chickens/eggs.  From all the berries I collected, I fished a
    ton and turn them all into salted fish nuts. 
    I took the Bostston Cook thesis and made R17+3 cooking base. (R17
    cooking +1 Job+2 Refined= R20 without any aides or items)

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     This weekend is the first chance I really got
    to do some adventuring.  I did about 10
    quest per day.  My adventure fame is
    close to max now 446,000 adventure fame. I will have to defect very soon.

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    Passed 2020 discoveries.

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    Dec 21 Day 431

    Did 2 battle reports in India (Safe
    Waters). Made Reload R13. Moved to Europe and found that I will need 200
    patriot awards to defect from Ottoman to Dutch.   I leveled in Maritime.  There is a boost to everything now on now for
    the new launching of Uncharted Waters again on Steam.  It will last until January 23rd or so.   It is sad that This is 430+ days after the
    launch. I used to play from Steam, but no more.

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    Switched to Trade skills. Geared up and
    used up a lot of PO3's and went from R8 to R12+8 Craft Trade. College +2, Coral
    Jewelery +2 Aide +1, Line of Chiftains Clothes +2, Dance Company boots +1.  I am ready for the Nanban sale in
    SanFrancisco.

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    I also worked on my Spice Trade Skill.  Refined
    Spice Trade.

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    Ended up really low on funds so I
    decided to do a couple of EA runs.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Dec 23rd, Day 433

    Did a few more runs to EA. I spent a lot
    of money to buy Box #6 from the Millionaire in Boston. It is a good deal as the
    two worst items are a tunic and bagels. 
    The bagels come in really handy while I am in Manilla. I have moved up
    from trading copper to now trading in Western Books.  With refined textile trade, I purchase lots
    of manilla and convert it into paper and then books.  The bagels really help as it takes a lot of
    vigor to use "fibre order" the new skill that comes with refined
    textile trade.

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    Dec 25th Day 435

    Made R10 firearms trade,  R11 Luxury Trade and R12 Alcohol Trade., R10
    Metal Trade.

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    Dec 31st, Day 441

    Starting on my Alchemy Grind. From R10,
    1112/10,000. I start with making +2 furniture in Venice.  The goal is R13 by January 10th.  Started off with +2 furniture in Venice. It
    is a huge benefit to have refined wares trade, and R11+7 Craft Trade.  I stocked up on Lumber in Beirut and
    Glassware in Naples and set up to grind in Venice.  At the end of that grind, I used up about
    2600 stomach meds and maybe 800 Ventus Reductions and 800 Funnels.  All of these items were left over from my
    last Alchemy grind and I didn't have enough time to make a ton of stomach
    meds.  I can't remember, but I think the
    2600 stomach meds I stockpiled after the last Papaya skill booster bonus.

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    Made Alchemy R11 2730/12,100

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Jan 1st, Day 442

    More Alchemy. I scrounged up some clay
    and made about 10  (+3 consumable) and 10
    (+3 trade good) furniture.  It was more
    for the consumable furniture that I needed to make because the Alchemy
    Experiments with stomach meds damages the furniture when it fails.

    Switched to making R12 Gold recipes. I
    am R11+1 for job and can make gold with 15 mercury and 15 Rare books.  This time its Wares trade in Seville. I take
    and stockpile 4000 Mercury in London. I get about 3000 western books in
    Amsterdam with R9+7 Sundries Trade, then buy 12,000 Paper in London to turn
    them into 4000 Rare books.

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    End of day I make Alchemy R12

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    Jan 2nd, Day 443

    More of the same. I run out of bagels!
    750 #6 boxes and I eat every bagel.  Too
    bad wares trade is not a preferred skill for Alchemists. I would be R15 Refined
    already.

    I have over 500 headache meds and 1000's
    of gold which I just sell at the market keeper.

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    End of day I make Alchemy R13 and have the Adept Title.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Jan 3, Day 444

    to take advantage of the huge skill
    boost +100% even at R11+, I am doing the most difficult grinds that I can.  I switch to doing unlock/Appraisal/Search.
    The ideal plan would be to pick up R12 unlock maps in Ambon, but the archive
    map requires a culture of 30k.  The
    culture there is only 26,600. My second choice is R12 maps in Lima.  It takes 2minutes and 20-30 seconds to do one
    browse for me, depending on how many ornament effects bonus I get. 

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    End of day R13 Appraisal.

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    Jan 4,5, day 446

    I work my appraisal all weekend and unlock
    120 x R12 search/Unlock maps.

    I make R15 Appraisal and go to St.
    Petersburg to refine it.  It is my first
    adventure skill ever refined. The server wide skill booster is insane! it is
    +400% at  low levels. From doing a single
    browse in the archives I can get almost 500 skill points. at +300% the three
    times I measured, I got 360-408-412 appraisal skill per session of browsing.

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    End of day I am back at R9+7 refined
    appraisal.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Jan 7, Day 448

    Discovered Cappuccino Coast (Natural Phenomenon)
    in Ka'gari Australia.

    Moved to India and changed to doing
    Theology/Search/Unlock maps.

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    Jan 13, Day 454

    I move to Lima and collect 30+ R12
    Unlock/Search maps that open in NA SE and NA East Coast. I spend 3 days doing
    these maps.

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    I move my base from Lima to San
    Francisco and start doing a Adventure skill grind for, Art, and
    Archeology.  The grind is easy but
    boring.  Take a train to SF, browse the
    archives and gain 150+ xp in that skill. Take the carriage to Sacramento, Train
    to Omaha, and train back to San Fran and do another archive browse. 10 cycles
    is 1500 skill points.

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    I help another company mate get to R15
    Cooking skill in preparation for the NA festival.

    Tomorrow I will move to Boston and
    refill my college credits to 60k each by doing cooking theses.

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    End of day i am R12 Archeology, R12 Art,
    R13+2 Refined Appraisal, R14 Search, R13 Unlock.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Jan 22, Day 463

    Did a whole lot more search/unlock maps
    from Lima and Made R14 unlock.

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    I find out from company mates that there
    is a Boston College skill for priests that give no headache when browsing
    archives..

    it takes 
    160/5 or 32 theology discoveries to complete the Boston College thesis
    so I take it right away and grind out the discoveries in 2 days. I then spend
    the next 2 days standing in front of the scholar browsing the theology books to
    get to R15 and refine theology.  I start
    back at R1+7 and get to R16+4.

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    Last day of the skill boost I grind a
    bit of seasoning trade and store mineral trade on my alt and pick up medicine
    trade, made R10 medicine Trade.

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    Sailed to new city Gabon in West Africa
    and did Jewelry Trade up to R10.

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    End of Day i made R14 Unlock, R16+2
    refined Theology, R14+2 refined Appraisal, R10 Jewelry Trade and R10 Medicine
    Trade,  2079 Discoveries

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Jan 29, Day 470

    The skill boost has been extended to
    February 20.

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    I have mapped out my goal. Step 1
    collect seaweed/grass and make approximately 4000 stomach medicine. I still
    have 1600 ventus reduction from my first run at experimental Alchemy.  I know the ratio is off, as I could need upto
    9600 stomach medicine, but that will take too long.  I will then do goal #1, another push at
    alchemy.  alchemy, but there is no
    particular reason to get it as from what I have read, there is no bonus. Then
    goal #2 is to work on Search , #3 Refine Unlock and work it as far as I can
    with the huge bonus; and #4 Art, again hopefully refined as far as I can while
    the skill boost is on. I will be doing  maps from Calicut and Central Nile and the
    Persian Gulf. 

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    If I have time, i will work sociabilty
    and accounts. My two weakest skills.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Feb 1, 2019 Day 473 Friday

    Made R10 Sundries Trade preparing to do
    my Alchemy run. I have 4200 stomach medicine, 1600 Ventus Reductions Ready,
    4000 mercury and 4000 rare books stored in London. My goal will be to do 8000
    mercury and 8000 rare books tomorrow and Sunday plus turn all my stomach
    medicine into as many headache medicine as I can.

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    End of day i make R14 Alchemy and have
    250 headache medicine.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Feb 3, Day 475

    I switch to Adventure mode. I initially
    start in India hoping to collect art maps and work my search and unlock skills,
    but the maps are too hard to collect. I change my College skill to only allow
    undiscovered maps. I then start from India and decide to work on discoveries.

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    End of day I pass 2100 discoveries.

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    Feb 12, Day 484

    I grind all my adventure skills Archeology R15 and Art R15 in
    SanFrancisco. Before I go back to St.Petersburg to refine these two skills. I
    move to Lima as a Thief and collect up Search/unlock maps. I grind my Unlock to R15 as well.  Search moves up much slower and is only
    11k/19.6k at the end of this grind.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Feb 18, Day 490

    I work my Archeology back to R9+2 Refined and Art to R10+2 Refined. I switch to Bio/Geo and refine Biology and refine
    Geography
    . I take on the job of Astronomer an go at the last of the
    adventure skills.

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    Post Edit:  If I did not explain this before, you can
    grind your adventure skills in SF by hopping on a train and going back and
    forth.  It resets when you get to Omaha,
    so you have to take two trains, one away from then one back to SF.  Then you can go to the scholar and browse the
    archives again.  This is a great trick
    for new adventurers if there is a skill boost event going on!  I did a lot of it  while working on my real life emails, paying
    bills etc.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Feb 24, Day 496

    Discovered Meteor Shower (natural phenomenon)
    just north of the Scandinavia West Coast around 360:1600

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    skills assessment

    Sail Handling 13

    Surveying 11

    Geography R10+2 (Refined)

    Ecological Research 10

    Procure 15

    Fishing 15

    March 12

    Recognition 10

    Collection 15

    Search 14 (15474/19600)

    Unlock R10+2 (Refined)

    Archeology R10+2 (Refined)

    Theology 17+2 (Refined)

    Biology 9+2 (Refined)

    Art 11+2 (Refined)

    Appraisal 11+2 (Refined)

    Astronomy 11

    Throwing 11 i think (it is in bookshelf)

    Navigation 10

    Salvage 11

    Trap 10

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    Accounts 7

    Spice Trading 10+2 (Refined)

    Textile Trading 13+2(Refined)

    Fabric trading 10

    Mineral Trading 11+2 (Refined)

    Firearms Trading 8

    Wares Trading 13

    Cooking 17+3 (Refined) with Boston limit
    raise

    Sewing 15+2 Refined

    Casting 15+2 Refined

    Caution 11

    Body Language 8

    Frugality 10

    Storage 15+2 Refined

    Sociability 8

    Handicrafts 15+2 Refined

    Alchemy 14

    Management 10

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    Swordplay 12

    Sword Mastery 8

    Plunder 9

    Assault

    Gunnery

    Accuracy

    Reloading

    Penetration

    Repair 15

    Shipbuilding 15

    Tactics 8

    Surgery 7

    Arms 7

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    Court Rank 22

    level 85/85/84  417k/314k/400k
    fame

    Cultural Contribution 10

    max cultural contribution in 4 EA areas

    275/298 areas charted

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    March 1, Day 499

    Discovered Aurora (natural phenomenon)
    in Hobart.

    Discovered Broken Spectre (natural
    phenomenon) in Himalayan Region.

    280/298 areas charted, 2222 discoveries.

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    March 6th, Day 504

    I am tired of adventure and switch to
    working my land battle skills. I sail to EA and start doing FSD as a Guerilla.
    I work Throw mostly, and stick all the EA goods into an aide bazaar. I start at
    R10, 1200/10,000 skill points. I will see how long it takes to get to R11+

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    Today after the update, Papaya announced
    a SW race.. just most SW raised. 1 of the top 3 prizes is a Refitted WJ. Which
    i think has convinced me to participate. I am starting with 206 current SW's

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate


    March 11th, Day 509

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    There is another feature recently
    brought on by Papaya called "Rare Goods"  I have not had the time to research or explore
    them. In general, they are uncommon goods that are either found by travelling
    to far off places like "crocodile meat" in Australia, or by
    collecting the goods in landing zones, like mulburry.  I do not have a complete list of the goods
    but there are around a dozen of them.  I
    think 1-2 of them are "rare goods" at any one time and the rarity
    goes in cycles, typically going up until someone makes a big sale and crashes
    the market.  In the cycle,
    "Spike" is the highest level and can get 50K + per good sold!

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    I feel that I have a shot at making a
    top 3 finish.  I skip all the other
    activities ESF, NA Festival.  Just SW
    every day. One of the new features for SW is that there are several new NPC's
    14 in total that can give you hints for where your SW is located.  These are the new Fortune Tellers or Map
    Artisans, placed in different European cities. 
    These really only help with maps that have no recognizable land masses.  I Started with 2100 SWMP, and am averaging
    about +10 pieces per wreck.  Each wreck
    takes about 25 pieces, but i get about -3 for having the title "Ship wreck
    Hunter"   I also completed both SW Boston
    College Thesis, the first allows me to have a chance to unlock a treasure chest
    twice.  The second acts as the same
    function as the Fortune Tellers, except that it tells me the exact sea location
    of my wreck.

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    The plan was to do about 5 wrecks per
    day over 14 days and possible 10 on weekends, ending with a total of around 100
    wrecks raised.  I am on track for
    that.  For what it is worth, I make
    Salvage R12.

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    End of day 245 SW raised

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    March 27, Day 525

    I have been very busy with real life
    work. I only spent maybe 2h per day maximum doing shipwrecks during the
    race.  I managed to finish in 17th place
    with 80 shipwrecks raised.  I figure that
    I have made all of the SW discoveries as i did not make any in the last 80.
    They must recycle them after 200 or so.

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    The system is doing an update today and
    supposedly we are getting a new level cap at 87.   I am working on the last bit of my maritime
    to make level 85.  I have no guns on and
    am just practicing melee skills in the Black Sea.

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    March 31, Day 529

    I did a BR every day. The rest is
    adventure maps/quests/charts.  There is a
    race to level 87 in each class. Players have already made level 87 in trade and
    Maritime.  Adventure is much more
    difficult. I expect that It will take me 60 days or so to make level 87 Adventure.
    Level 86 takes 540k xp.

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    I found an interesting alternate filler
    quest for Battle reports. I used to get the Deliver message to Athens Guild.
    Now i take the "Faith in Ancient Egypt" quest.  My adventure skills are high enough that I do
    not even need to change jobs.  I get an
    Amulet of the Sun to boot.

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    I will try to do about 10k adventure xp
    per day, in addition to the NA festivals and some land battle during the
    festival, and finish the last 10 or so charts, i think I can make 87 adventure
    in 60 days.

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    Made level 85 Maritime.

    85/85/85

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 7, 2019 Day 536

    Did a Battle report every day this week
    and leveled maritime again. My filler quests are AOS.  I fleeted with a few of my company mates and
    helped them to gain a few maritime levels. 
    While doing the BR, I used my aide and corresponded with the Turks. I
    made "affection" and defected back to Ottoman permanently now. I can
    dump all my disguise from now on and take the carriage from Suez to Basra.

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    While doing my AOS quests, I make R15
    Search and go to St. Petersberg and refine it.

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    After my last BR and becoming Ottoman, I
    switch back to Adventure quests and maps.

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    I fleet with one of my company directors
    who leads a new feature called "Sea of Wonders".  There are several prerequisites including at
    least one Treasure Hunt quest.

    At the end of the SoW, you discover the
    Lighthouse of Alexandria.  The main
    feature of this quest is to get more advanced + adventure items, they are
    typically +2, +3. There are also a lot of weathered and strange armor/sails and
    possibly cannons.  I am not sure, but I
    believe these items are components similar to "Broken"
    armor/sails/cannons. You can use them to make the newest highest grade
    armor/sails/cannons etc.

    I will skip most of this as it takes
    about 30 minutes to do one SoW and you only get about 1600xp (for repeating the
    discovery) and no skills.  It is mostly
    if you need + items or components for ship parts.

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    I will focus on Adventure discoveries
    and skills until next week's Thanksgiving festival.

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    This week's progress. Made level 86
    Maritime. Refined Search.

    85/85/86

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Aprill 13, Day 532

    So I checked the leader board for the
    race to level 87.  As I expected the
    trades finished first within a day. The Maritimers who were dedicated did
    battle reports in the Black Sea.  Just
    prior to the beginning of the race, I noticed that there were NO AOS for sale
    in any Aide bazaar nor in any company shop in Seville or Lisbon.  All of the maritimers racers had purchased
    them all up. 

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    The Maritime leaderboard is about half
    filled up.  What is really surprising is
    that there are SIX finishers of the Adventure race to level 87.  The top place made it in a few days!!! 

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    By chance I saw a discussion on the
    world chat that said you can get 4.3k xp for completing an Adventure final exam
    in Sagres AND that the quest was repeatable. 
    Using this as an approximation and estimating it will take 15 minutes to
    do the quest (no filler quest needed as you can alternated final exams) you can
    get 15k adventure xp per hour instead of 15k 
    per day.  That is some serious
    xp!  Unfortunately for me, today I am not
    able to make the adventure final show up. 
    The Trade and Maritime final in Sagres are avaliable to me, but NOT the
    adventure final.  I wonder why that is.

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    In the middle of the week, i take a
    break from adventure quests and grind some Trade skills.  I use a pile of PO 3's and get Firearms trade to R11 and Refine Craft
    Trading
    .  I end up at Craft R5+9
    Refined trade.

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    I spend today day working on emails irl,
    and so i alternate doing adventure skill grinding in SF.

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    Post edit,  I never figured out if or how to repeat or make the Sagres Final work. So this remains unconfirmed speculation to me.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate
    Post edit: the day in the last post should be 542, not 532.

    April 22, Day 551

    I switch to Astronomer and start on a
    long run of Astronomy, Geography grinding. 
    I try to figure out how to  get to
    level 87 so fast.  On the recommendation
    of another company mate, I try doing some Treasure Hunts.  The process of combining clues gives a small
    amount of Adventure XP.  I would say
    around 500 xp and 300 fame to work a clue from 2star up to say 14 or 15Star.
    Every Second level so so rewards you with some XP and Fame.  Collecting clues used to be a long process,
    but This process can be combined with the Priests' Wisdom 2 and you can collect
    endless clues in the archives while you are in the Priest Job.  I estimate that I can create upto 30 or so
    clues to 14th level in one day after collecting clues overnight.   That would account for 15k or so xp per day.

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    The other hint that I got from the
    company member is that there is an item that allows you to do more than one
    Treasure Hunt per day.  Treasure hunts
    would be a good source of xp if they could be repeated. Treasure hunts have one
    particular plus and one minus.  They are
    similar to quests that you have all the clues for, and only need to make the
    discovery.  If the TH ends in a landing
    area next to a capital, say Athens or Naples and all you have to do is go to
    the outskirts of town and pick up the Treasure and 2k xp they can be done very quickly.
    I estimate you can do a TH in 5 to 10 minutes without difficulty.

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