Dec 21st (Day 65)
More ship building Passed 380 ships.
Dec 22nd (Day 66)
Another day ship building. Passed 425ships. Made SB R11. I can now make Turkish galleys in Tunis which requires R14.SB11 (+1job) (+1 saw) (+1 aide). They gain me 144 SB xp, at my level, but takeonly 5 minutes to make with college ship building skill active. SB is as exciting as the last two daysshows... sitting around SB.
Dec 23 (Day 67)
Took a liner to Cape and sailed toCalicut. I opened SEA and SA west coastfor my alt.
On and off ship building. Not too muchto report as I am going in and out IRL.
Two days ago the order for countrystrength was
Spain>England-Amsterdam>Portugal>Venice-Franceand I (As Spanish) could defect to any country. (Eng-Ams) and Ven-Fra are listed together because i did not have anoutsider to verify. Today the defectbutton does Not appear in England so the order has flipped toEngland>Spain>Amsterdam>Portugal>Venice-France. I did not realizethat the order could change in such short time with no noticeable eventshappening.
There is a post regarding this in thegeneral forum, and HuseyinGazi says it can change hourly due to the lowdevelopment levels. If you want todefect, you have to check it all the time.
Completed Ship # 440
Dec 24th (Day 68)
helped a company mate work onhandicrafts. Discovered and openedPanama and Suez for my alt. Quietevening, worked on SB and repair.
Dec 25th (Day 69) Merry Christmas.
A very quiet day. Just SB when i look atthe computer, and set up alt to collect veg oil.
Completed ship 490, Made SB R12+ and repair R12.
Dec 26th (Day 70)
Another quiet day as I have things to doirl. When i have a break i will SB, and my alt will collect berries and Vegoil. Did my 235th college thesis, visited Oxfordand got building #4 and basic production 3 for building #3 and #4. I completed one more thesis for each of thesetheses and grinded crystal into glassware and glassware into test tubes usingthe expert craftsman's training book. They gave me improved success #4 (+6%)and item improvement techniques. Both of these skills are critical for makinghigh level defense boots and high level attack weapons. Handicrafts is now base R14+2
Also Wuxu porcelain is on sale in SanFrancisco for appoximately 2400 each. There is a ton of it in Seville/Lisbon and London. There must be about 30,000 of it sitting inbazaars and company shops. I saw a ton of it when I was looking for crystal togrind.
if it is still around tomorrow, I shouldgo do a couple loads of it through the NA railroads.
Dec 27th (Day 71)
Worked Ship building and made severalpairs of boots to sell. Picked up Navigation skill for (EA) and did a fewadventure quests along the way. Wuxu isno longer selling in SanFrancisco.
Completed Ship #555.
Did a bit of adventuring, then shiftedback to Ship building. This is because I have to do lots of rl work and cancheck back with the computer every so often, so SB is ideal.
Completed ship #595, Made SB R13
Dec 29th. (Day 73)
More SB and boot making. As you can see,lots of exciting things going on when your SB. Started to crash my ship against the rocks I am so excited. Working repair skill and the SB/RepairThesis.
Completed ship #620
Dec 30th Day 74
Filled company shared storage with moremuskets to deliver to for Nanban liner.
Casting is now R14+2 refined. Out mostof the day, so only ship building to ship #640.
Dec 31, Day 75.
Helping several company mates workhandicraft/sewing and opening fame ports.
Refilling stock of salted fish.Completed ship #695.
Jan 1, 2018, Day 76
Sat at Tunis most of the day and passedShip #760 SB is now R14 base.
Made boots and sails for sale. Helpedanother company mate work management and handicraft skills.
Jan 2nd. 2018, Day 77
Tired of SB,
Doing a BR in the Caribbean and workingcannon skills.
Made level 56 Maritime, but moreimportantly, Accuracy R9, Reloading R8, Penetration R8
Jan 3, 2018 Day 78
SB again, Boots Again.
Some trading, made Trade level 71.
Jan 4th, 2018 Day 79.
Picked up the Supply Corp Job and Surgery Skill.
When I do my next battle report. I willwork assault and plunder and swordplay skills and hopefully get close enough tohave the skills for the swordfighter quest.
There are just too many things (skills)Iwant to work on. I just picked up one of the held +1 Unlock items for cheap andwas considering going to SEA to work unlock skill. I would have Base 7, with +1job, +1 boots, +1 calendar. With these I would be able to sail back and forthbetween Ambon and Ternate with my alt and collect 20+ R12 unlock maps and sailto Australia and unlock them all at the same place. The only problem is that Ido not think that there is a scholar at either town as the development islikely too low. I also recently readabout the special effects of investing in each of the different north Americanrailways and started to invest. My first goal was 300m invested in the Lakeshore Train to increase the fame andexperience bonus for activities in NA. On my second trip there just aftermidnight, the investments have been blocked for "special" activitiesoccurring in NA. I will have to study the Japanese Wiki and try to figure outwhich train event is occurring.
Jan 5th 2018, Day 80
Did the prequests and then picked up the swordfighter job inIndia.
Jan 6th, day 81.
The collection bonus in NA is on againfor 3 days i believe.
Shipbuilding at Tunis, and boot making. Ended the day getting Merchandise Knowledgeand a Tenmoku Tea Bowl +2 MK and going to NA for land battles. Made Trap R7.
Jan 7th Day 82
Land Battles all day as RuinExplorer. Made Throwing R8 and madeMerchandise knowledge R3+2 and picked up several Merchant Techs.Collected/Fished while on breaks from land battle and processed a lot ofberries and fish. Made over 100k Tradexp from great successes as I have college Increase Production Succes 3 and 4active. Leveled Trade.
Jan 8th Day 83
More Land battles in North America. I grindingprocure and storage when I am going afk. I cannot tell you how important it isto have cooking refined and R10+2 while I am in a ruin explorer or courtgardener job. I can non-stop process berries and exotic food, cotton and grasslogs/lumber and tree bark. When I getlow on vigor food, I just do some fishing and make more salted fish nuts. I have essentially processed over 10,000trade goods to make approximately 400,000 trade xp in the last three days. MadeR15 Storage and R10 Collection. It isgood xp if you can stand clicking all day. Be careful of that carpal tunnelsyndrome!
When the bonus is over, I will get backto Ship building.
Jan 9th Day 84.
NA festival is over
Pepper 25k, Mace/Nutmeg 35k Saori 65kHuzhou Brush 80k
Did a battle report in the Caribbean asa swordfighter. It was the first time not to use cannons! I meleed 200+1 ships. At the end I had to fight the smaller fleetsas my plates were destroyed. I will doit again and try to equip 2x heavily armored sterncastles, and bring extra ironore to make plates as needed. Swordplay R8,Assault R6, Plunder R5.
I don't know how people are making +1Skill bookshelves. I purchased a +4 skill bookshelf for 80m. I have the materials and skills, but can'tmake one at Plymouth of Valencia as the development is not high enough. I willhave to ask around. Ended the daycollecting veg. oil and making boots in Salonika/Tunis.
Jan 10, Day 87
Jan 11, Day 86
Was out most of yesterday Dec 10th, andthere was an update. I did not do much except finish boots and make some platesand 2 heavy Sterncastles for my ship.
Today I did another battle report in theCaribbean with no cannons. 200+1 ships all melee. Swordplay still R8, butAssault is R7 and Plunder R6. I do notknow if the two sterncastles helps or not, but that is what I used. When you defeat a Baccina by melee, (4 ships)the XP at level 57 maritime is 291. If you finish the A ship by deck battle,the xp is 751! I must have finished 20 of those fleets by deck battle.
Jan 12, Day 87
Shipbuilding and boot making again. Took a break in the middle to help a twodifferent company mates. One I helped with Sewing, the other with casting. Thecasting did not work out too well as I forgot I had my aide bazaar up holdinggoods for boot making. I turned on a 7 day +30% booster to help out with theship building and the textile trading and mineral trading. Textiles are R13 still and mineral trading isnow R10. Made ship #796.
Jan 13, Day 88
More SB. While I am crashing my boat onthe rocks and grinding SB and Repair, doing a ship building/repair thesis, myalt is collecting goods and bringing them to me. In between ship building I make boots, spears,halberds, and sails. In the evening I sailedto India, which is Safe waters. I want to try my hand at doing melee onlybattle reports in Turkish galleys that I made. It is cheaper just to make a couple of Iron galleys while I am here inTunis and then sell them when i am done. I will be using a Att60 Great WarriorSpear that I just made. +2 Assault, +1 Swordplay.
Completed Ship 837! 40 shipsin 1 day.. what a grind.
Jan 14th Day 89
Completed a BR in India, all Melee. Swordplay R9, Assault R8.
Jan 15th, Day 90
Came back to Seville to check thecontribution items. My main's company is Poupelin Trees and my Alt's company isVelvet Justacorp. I am pretty sure that I am the only one in my Alt's companythat can make them, so I plan to go back to India to pick up silk.
I prep for the trip to India by pickingup the unlock Trade level 60 for my alt. I have to buy a Jade ring from thecompany shops in Seville as neither the Spanish nor Portuguese have them intheir colony. I sail thru Suez to Indiaand unlock Trade 60 for my alt.
I bring back 2300 silk. On my main i usea veil of dominion to prevent fires. My alt however loses 400 silk to fire. Iget back to Seville with 1900 silk, use 900 to make outfits for contribution. Theother 1000 I put into the company shop and list it at 90,000. The next morning its all gone! hahah. Spentthe rest of the evening SB in Tunis. I built Ship #863 and made SB R15
Jan 16th, Day 91.
Back to India for more Silk. I may aswell take advantage of the veil, which lasts for 24h.
Baccina down to 376 xp. per deck battle.132xp if not finished with DB. Made Plunder R7. I am very close to leveling Maritime, so Iwill have to do the Maritime uncap level 60-65 soon.
Some fool bought all my silk threadagain and paid 90k each. Made 200Mselling silk in the last few days. Figure that one out.
Jan 17th, Day 92
Back to India for more silk. I made and handed out more Velvet Justacorpsfor company contribution. Then i made afew +11 spankers by request for another company mate. Then back to Tunis for Ship building.completed Ship 886.
While I was SB, I had my alt collectberries and refilled my stock of salted fish nuts and then Fish for Tuna, andrefilled my Tuna steak stock.
Completed the Unlock Maritime level 60quest. Used an AOS.
Jan 18th, Day 93
Took a liner to SantoDomingo and did aBR. Made Assault R9.
The double heavy Sterncastles melee bonusdefinitely stack. With 1, my melee strength is 200, with 2it is 228-230 or so. (Turkish Galley, 150 crew, no ship skills.) Assault R9+3and Swordplay R9+3 as well (FYI).
I came back to Europe and helped thecompany make Poupelin Trees. My cooking skill (in job) is R14+3 now.
I should also mention that there is aShipwreck boost that is ending right now and I really wanted to take advantageof it, but I am not experienced enough to. I have stockpiled about 1000 swmp,but I do not think that it would be wise to try and "learn" to raisewrecks even with the "fewer breaks/less water used/easier raises"because I am not properly equipped knowledge wise or equipment wise to doit. Eventually I will do them with aship equipped with the proper skills needed to do them.
Jan 19th, Day 94
EA goods are on sale in San Francisco.Huzhou Brushes no less. There are lotsof ships sailing back and forth between Boston and Seville. Players have set upBazaars in Boston and are selling brushes for 40m. Everybody should gain 1-3Trade levels from this.
My 7day 30% skill bonus ends today so Iam working on my Trade skills in Mineral/Wares Trading (my alt getting torefine Casting) and Textile/Fabric Trading (my alt getting to refine Sewing)After that, I will be going to Boston for some EA goods.
Made R11 Mineral Trade, R8 Wares Trade,R14 Textile Trading, R8 Fabric Trading.
I stopped close to R15 Textile Tradingand was going to refine it, but I got my alt to R15 in casting and sewing onlyto discover that he has not opened St.Petersberg and cannot refine eitheryet. I used a total of 3200 vigor food,6 hours of non stop buying goods and getting my alt to process all the goods.His casting and Sewing went from R8 to R15. I will have to chart north sea, andthe Baltic and do the delivery to Russia quest before I continue.
Because of the Huzhou Brushes for salein San Francisco, yhere is a ton of traffic going back and forth from Europe toBoston. The players with high craft trades are buying brushes in SF andrailroading them to Boston where they have set up bazaars selling brushes for40k each. Even if you do not have a permit for San Francisco yet, you can takeadvantage and buy goods in Boston and sell them in Europe. From what I hear, every market in Europe iscrashed in crafts. While this is reallynice for many players, it is only a distraction for me. Trade xp is not an issue at all. The real bonus is the ongoing 100% skillbonus and it should not be wasted. Sixmore days to go. Ship building, Tradeskills, Melee skills, crafting skills, anything that is difficult and long togrind etc. should be the focus for the next 6 days.
By the end of the day I did open St.Pete. Refined Casting and Sewing on my alt and Refined Textile Trade for mymain account ScurvyTrader. I went back to Oslo and Hamburg and worked up myalts skills, as well as getting my textile trade back up to R5+2. While I was in Hamburg, I fleeted a couple ofplayers who were trying to grind casting. They appreciated the R11+4 mineraltrade boost and the fleet vigor food, while my alt was grinding.
I did go to Boston/SF at the end of theday as planned to invest in the railway for today and after 12:00 I picked upone load of Brushes.
They are on sale in Seville for 65k andnutmeg/mace is 36k.
Jan 20, Day 95
worked Sewing with company mate. I willwork trade and SB so I turned on a +30% 7 day skill bonus. Textile trade is back to R11+4 and ended theday with a little Sb. If you are wondering how I help a company mate work atrade skill, I typically collect up a lot of PO 2's and 3's. I equip my besttrade equip, +2mineral trade boots andsilver earrings +2 mineral trade. Then I buy minerals, say iron ore, lead ore,copper ore and tin in the market and put it up for sale in an aide bazaar. Igive my company mate lots of money to buy the ores and process it. I get themoney back when my co-mate buys the goods from my bazaar. I can do this for fiber now without usingPO3's but it takes about 20 clicks instead of 3 clicks to buy a load of fiber goods. I can use the "fiberorder" skill button and purchase 10% more fiber goods. My current max vigor is 995, so I can onlyget 90% of an order with 9 clicks. Then I have to use 10-12 vigor food to restoremy vigor to full. I can then purchase the fiber available at the market. So approximately 1200 vigor food = 100 po#3's (for fiber only, not fabrics etc)
Jan 21, Day 96
spent the day SB, ended on ship 910. Iam about 25% thru R15. I plan to be finished before the Papaya 100% skill bonusends this week. At the end of the day I sailed to Boston to do the doublerailway investment, once at 11:50pm and then again at 12:01 as you can onlyinvest once per day. Both times wereblocked by some sort of festival. I cannot tell what type of festival it is, asthere are no more bazaars around and I checked the collection bonus at alanding area and there are no bonuses.
Jan 22, Day 97
Sailed down to Santo Domingo to take anAntilles BR. I checked out the NPC's near Nassau. This is where the Spanishfleets with the sword secrets books are. I sailed back to Tunis and will stayput until I either complete SB R16 or the skill bonus finishes.
Last age 1178 ships to complete R16, onthe Maris server I should complete at around 1040, if I can get it done in thenext 2 days! It will be a very boring 2 days, but I think this is THEE mosteffective use of the skill bonus time.. Finished on ship #972
Jan 23, Day 98
Last push for SB. There are between 10-20 shipbuilders sittingwith me just outside of Tunis making Turkish galleys. Kind of boring, so I worked on my alt while Iwas "cooking" ships.
My alt used a 1h fame bonus and reported90 port settlements to get over the 10k adventure fame needed to pull theartificer/mechanic job. I found a cheap bastard swords earlier when I did thequest, but could not get it for the alt due to his lack of fame. Other thanthat, I used him to collect lumber/leather/veg. oil. and stockpile it in Tunisfor sails and boots. He has the skillsto make most things, but I still make it myself as I have college skills: greatsuccess 3 and 4 and the item improvement techniques active.
I read a red (game server) message todaysaying server maintenance tomorrow 24th at 2pm. That is when the 100% skillbonus will end I am sure and not at midnight.
Finished Ship building R16 onShip #1039 BOOYA!
Ended the day working my mineral tradeskill in Hamburg.
Jan 24th, Day 99.
The 100% skill bonus and 30% xp bonusended today. I will give an update of all my stats and skills on a separatepost. I will take the rest of today dayto get organized and figure out what to work on next.
My long term plan is to work towards myend game ships in Trade/Adventure and Battle. I have not finalized on it, but most likely will be a Windjammer(Trade)/HighClipper(Adventure) /any number of ships that have approximately Base 130crew,40 armor, 80 guns, 400 total H+V sails (For Maritime). Since I can make almostanything, I want to work my Adventure level up to a minimum of 65 so that I canmake my endgame Windjammer. I do notwant to spend any SSIP's on intermediate ships that I will later dump or notknow what to do with when I gain more levels. There is a small chance that I will buy Captain's tickets and get aship. It is more probable that I will end up buying someone else's ship thatthey don't want or have extras of and mod it myself.
Jan 24th Day 99 Status Report
Sail Handling 11
Ecological Research 6
Fish 15 (not able to refine)
Food Trading 8
Spice Trading 8
Textile Trading 10+2 Refined
Fabric Trading 8
Mineral Trading 12
Wares Trading 9
Cooking 14+2 Refined
Sewing 15+2 Refined
Casting 14+2 Refined
Body Language 7
Storage 7+2 Refined
Handicraft 15+2 Refined
Repair 15 MAX (not able to refine)
Shipbuilding 16 MAX (not able to refine)
Tactics 5 (in Skills Bookcase)
Alcohol Trading 6
Perfume Trading 5
Metal Trading 2
Livestock Trading 5
Fame 56k/164k/200k Rank, 5th Knight.
274 thesis/420 Discoveries/8647 CulturalContribution
If I were a true maritimer, I would keep ballistics and rowing, but I amlimited and had to draw the line somewhere. The trade skills that I deleted, Iwill eventually have on my alt.
Jan 25th, Day 100
doing adventure quests and charting allday. I started with the land charting quests,and will do land charting for any area that I have a quest for a discovery in.There is always a chance that "make a discovery in the area" is oneof the actions that helps to complete a charting so there is a possible doublebenefit. I also spend my culturalcontribution points to take up low level 2nd quests. These quests are typically2-3 star quests and have very low level requirements. The third thing I am doing to multitask isto work a College thesis, for Natural Sciences.
I have started a 3rd toon to hold theendless books that come from rewards. IfI could buy them I would not have to do this, but my inventory is perpetuallycluttered with books as my production skills are fairly good and I can makemostly anything. I just need him to get to level 11 so that I can transfer alot of rarely used books to him. Once my inventory is clear, I will be able tohold a lot more archive maps for exploring.
I have invested 6 days now and have 120Minvested in a railway. My goal is 300M and to see if the +10xp works as Iexpect.
13 land areas mapped, 20 discoveries.
Jan 26, day 101
More adventure quests and quests forunlocking Adventure 60. I did many maps and land charting in the Caribbean, andhave to go back to the Med as I am out of maps. I also want to refill my vigorfood and make boots for sale on my alt's aide bazaar.
There are only 3 ship builders left inTunis.
Jan 27th, Day 102
I have R8 Geography, +1 aide +2 Sextant,R7 Recognition +2 College skill and completed the last of the Unlock level61-65 Adventure quests, "El Paso." I am thinking about temporarily gettingmarch (to aid with land charting). Ihave two items in my quarters that have +5 land speed, but I do not notice anydifference and expect that It may be a + skill item. I am also thinking aboutupgrading my Long Merchant Schooner. Theroad to Adventure level 65 is a long one and I think I would benefit immenselyfrom being storm proof and also having a little extra speed. The 6 SSIP's will be worth it. I was going to spend the day based out inLima after I completed the El Paso quest, but there is no scholar here with anyarchive maps. I will save this for laterwhen I can double up on maps /quests and charting.
Mace/Nutmeg are one sale in Seville for37k and Saori and Brushes are sellingfor 65k each.
Jan 28th, Day 103
I spent 3 SSIP's and upgraded my LMS. It is now 625V 301H 7T 12WR (with sails) 12A 710d and 758Cargo. I reduced the cargo slightly tostay in the limits with the parts I added. It is now storm proof and has aslightly better turn. It will be myworkhorse for charting the seas and getting around until I reach 65 Adventure.
More archive maps, quests and landcharting. While charting the Georgian Basin, I discovered the Rubytandelus Asteroid at sea approx15156:6524. It might have been a fluke using recognition at approximatelythe correct location while I was trying chart. The weather was cloudy so it looks like the discovery was not affectedby the weather. I l also discovered a Tornadoin the South Africa landing area. Iam using a lot of cultural contribution points to take a 2nd quest at the sametime as the first. I have passed my100th chart. Discoveries at 490.