Jan 29th, Day 104
With my newly upgraded ship, I spent themorning doing quests and charting north of England. When I finished, I visitedMercator to get the NE passage charting permits.
I did a few more charts and quests andended the day in NA for a festival. Ihave done 124/263 and have 86k adventure fame. (263 is current available areas to chart; last wipe I was up at 280+land areas available.) I will be doing land battles all day tomorrow.
Jan 30th, Day 105
So, I meet up (not surprisingly) with anold company mate; Slide. Yes that is his name. He used to be in my old companylast age. We used to partner up and doland battles in North America SE. Well,while I was doing land battles he shows up again and is way out ahead of me inAdventure xp and land battle skills. His trap skill is already R11. Nice! He formed a new company this age and asked meto join, but I was already in an existing company so I thanked him anddeclined. The important part of this isthat we were discussing what skills we were working on and he said he gotalchemy to R11!! I asked how he did it since there was no recipe for gold atJohn Dee in London. He explained thatthe recipe does not show unless you have the skill level for it. So I will haveto put on my +1 alchemy hat R5+1 and see if the R6 gold recipe shows up. Go back and Read Day 41 and see if the bustwas due to my ignorance.
We did over 600 land battles.. holy cow! My forte with a selfmade halberd is now 840, the max I can get with a level 42 NPC.
Jan 31, Day 106
All day land battling with Slide again.We discussed Nanban strategy, nanban liners, Boston college, Steam Engineer,"Breeder"=animal trainer and other things described (poorlytranslated) on the Japan wiki for UWO. Another 500 land battles in a fleet and then we broke fleet so I couldgo make some trap/unlock boots. In theevening I worked on land battles again, but used a charm to gain tech xp andworked on gaining tech for throwing daggers, spears and swords. My goal is to get the minimum levels to allowfor gaining level 2 weapon techs if we do more land battles. Over 2 days, I didabout 10 hours of land battles. I also acquired my 50th tech," new surethrow".
Feb 1st. Day 107.
Land battles all day in NA. Six hours ofnon-stop land battles. At least 780 land battles. Holy grinders. How do I knowwe did 780 battles today? Well I picked up a low attack yatagan in a companyshop yesterday. Since it is a throwweapon and one of my end game weapons that I can make (assuming I eventuallyget the books) , I decided to open a forte slot for the item and started todaywith 0 forte on the Yatagan. 1 fight, 1forte points. I ended the day with 780forte points in Yatagan. Oh and thelevel 37NPC stopped giving forte points when I passed 20x37=740 forte. Themesage reads that you must fight higher level NPC's to gain more forte in thatweapon.
We were discussing the new item displayeffects and how you actually need a R5 quarters AND some type of points toactivate the items. Again this is all poorly translated on the Japanese wiki somy not having march may or may not have any effect on the display items' +5land speed effect. It just doesn't work because I do not have a display room toput it in. (it/they are displayed in my quarters with no effect.)
On a side note, a funny thing happenedwhile we were land battling and talking display ornaments. A guy named Nemi with his two alts/alllooking and dressed the same, came by and watched us land battle. We were moving around so I tried to use Telland say Hi. He was in private mode, so no messages were delivered. Anyhow after15 minutes, he says that he has been videoing us and accuses us of 5 boxing.(one player with 5 accounts) Then he says he can only see 2 and sometime 3 ofour fleet of 5 fighting. Well I and myalt ContraTrader are one person/player. Slide is a 2nd player, and the twoother company mates of Slide are a 3rd. We had 3 players from 4 different nations, and all looked/dresseddifferently, and only 2 names were remotely similar, mine and my alt's. We are from different time zones and ofcourse IP's too. Some players are really uptight! Made Throw R9, Trap R8. On aweird side note, when you do land battles, you get a ship wreck map piece everyso often. I collected 150 pieces in twodays of land battles. Ended the dayprocessing 20,000 berries into lime juice and salted fish nuts.
Feb 2, Day 108
A day to relax and go thru the Europeshops and make things for my aide bazaars. Looking for cheap equipment, books, vegetable oil, lumber. At the end of the day I changed back toAdventure mode and started to collect archive maps for the Red Sea.
The area is safe waters and is a good placeto work my college thesis.
Feb 3, Day 109
Doing quests in the Red Sea and ArabianSea while it is safe waters. Completedcollege thesis Building #3, Natural science and Humanity II. Now I can use the+2 adventure skill, skill. I am 142/263 maps charted and over 530 discoveries.
Feb 4th, day 110
More quests and collecting archive maps.If I find a map or quest ending in a land area, I chart it. Since I have completed 300 discoveries, Icollect the reward "5x pegasus feather" I end the day doing the NEpassage over Russia and use Pegasus feathers when I get to the end of thezones. Instead of sailing back, I teleport to Bergen. I dont get any adventurexp for sailing and I can teleport with goods on board. I am trying to think of a devious way to usethe feathers to teleport with EA goods. I guess that would require you to sail from say Seville to EA and meetyour alt who loads you up with goods AT SEA, and then you use the feather. In any case the current mapping over Russiais going very quickly with the speed boost. I am at 151/266 areas charted, and over 540discoveries. It really helps to be in the Naturalist Job, when searching thearchives for maps.
Feb 5th, Day 111
75 minutes to chart Kotenly IslandShores, East Siberia, and Chutki Sea; Pegasus feather back to Bergen, and autosailto Amsterdam. I reported back toMercator and he gave me the permits for Bering Sea, Okhotsk, and Kamchatka. East Asia is lawless waters so I will probably put this off until laterand work on the south India and Pacific Ocean charting first. If we had an active EA liner, this would be apiece of cake, but our company is only 8/25k towards that goal.
While charting the Perth Sea Basin, i neededto chart 2 more co-ordinates, or find a discovery in the region. I did not have any biology archive maps so Iwas charting and fishing. I caught/discovered a Saw Shark by chance andinstantly completed that chart. Nice!
Feb 6th, Day 112
580 Discoveries, 165/272 areas charted. I have the levels to sail a windjammer now,and the levels to make one. I will put it off while I still have the +30% fameand xp bonus. Charting and quests will be my main focus for the next 3 days. Taking archive maps and charting first is ahuge bonus later on when I get more maps. It is much easier to point on a flagand click, especially if the quest is "inland" and it requires a lotof twists and turns. When the bonus ends, I will start mydefections with England as the ship can only be built in London or Portsmouth.
I am looking at a OSP build with a steamengine. Then grade to G3 with speed bonuses at G1 and G3. Then I will add a EAand probably either high lookout or enhanced ship handling.
Feb 7th, Day 113.
Age of Revolution is on. Morecelebrations and prizes for those who are into playing with the GM. Bingo,catch the GM etc. Of note, I am sad that I did not get all of the enlightenedlogin event. Even though I clearly logged in to post every day, it does notcount, because they want you to log off and on in the game. As you can tell, I am on almost all of thetime and when I am not at my keyboard, I am frequently set up with a bazaarselling boots or sails. When I read thepost about where to look for your status, I found the note under the "daysto next reward" that says you must log in "in the game."
So I only reached 18 out of the 28possible days as the first 10 days. I only logged on if i got booted(unidentified reason for disconnection) from the game. Second funny note: WhileI was typing this, I saw my ship was not moving and wondered why. My shipsuffered ice damage and hit 0 durability and I did not notice and do anyreparis.
Koei, must have been told that theamount of xp needed to reach level 85 Adventure is more than is available inthe game with all discoveries and charts/shipwrecks and so continues to addexploration areas and new discoveries to get closer. I expect that if you madeevery discovery available and charted every zone, raised every wreck,(withoutboosters) you would still only be around level 80 in Adventure. The 8 or so newland charting zones and 20+ new quest/discoveries will help.
am off in the North Pacific, charting TheBering Seas.
173/281 zones charted. 600 discoveries.
Feb 8th, Day 114,
Picked up a new landing area Black SeaNorth East. A quest from Portobelo. Later doing another quest going over the NEpassage I got a quest to a new landing area "Siberia." Fighting in Siberia level 72NPC "GregoryGang" gives 70Maritime xp and 137 Adventure xp and 10 roman coins! Fought 2 at a time.. 140+ maritime and 280Adventure xp, but only 11 roman coins. This is a good place to work your trapsas they are too tough to fight heads up with essentially (only adventure) nocombat gear. It is not available for land exploration yet. I spoke too soon. Sailing just north fromSiberia is a supply port Mangazeya. AtMangazeya, you can take a grandor transport to a grandor port and visit thebank and take your maritime equipment out and gear up for land battles! Nice!
180/282 zones charted, 629 Discoveries.
Feb 9th, Day 115
Sailed on to EA and did finished thecharting of the NE passage. I am here to do some EA quests as my college thesisneeds 300 pages and you only get 10 pages for a level 7 quest or discovery, and20 pages for a EA quest. So I will stay till this thesis is done, plus chart abit while I am here. I fought a level 45and 49 NPC, in Yuntaishan West and got 67 Maritime xp and 130 Adventure xp. A56NPC regional pirate gives 46 Maritime and 90 Adventure xp. EA is lawless waters (ends today) and youwould think that there would be lots of pirates around, but they are all inEurope trying to make new steam ships, or blockading Boston because of the newBoston College. I had a company mate R20 SB say he made 500m for just standingaround the shipyard calling out as a R20SB and letting others fleet with himfor $!!
One other thing of note, discovering acity in EA counts as an EA discovery for the purposes of your college thesis.Nice! Ended the day at 187/284 areas charted, and 639 Discoveries. My 30% bonusends tonight so I am thinking of starting my EA opening and memorial album witha special focus on getting the liner going for both of my companies.
Feb 10, Day 116.
I have switched to Trade Mode. The plan is to do multiple trade functions atone time. Of note, what I will be doingis not easy. The requirements are refined cooking 10+2, for unlimited saltedfish nuts. Refined textile trading for unlimited silk purchases in Gia Dihn.R14 Sewing to make Taffeta. A free aidebazaar to set up in Macau to store Taffeta and silk and other goods. Most importantlyyou need patience, to get your port in the right city status. It cost me about225 salted fish nuts to get 1500 silk thread from the market, which turns into1400 Taffeta. My go to items to trade are Two handed swords in War and Flood;Ham/Beef during Plague and Cold Damage, Taffeta, and Iron during Shipbuilding; Ham during Festival. Myweakness is Drought, which I do not have a spice/Fragrance/Dye that i cancollect or make from what I collect nearby. When not in a "special status" I can trade Glassware and WesternBooks. Crafts have a normally low backstock line, but are only"special" during boom. Everything is good in a boom as long as someone doesn't dump a few loadsof your good right before you. OpenedBusan.
Special edit from March 27th aftercompleting my Initial EA grind. Please note: I found it hard to trade taffeta (fabric always in high backstock), andtoo hard to collect materials for Glassware. I recommend sticking to Iron, Two Handed swords, Ham, and on occasionWestern books.
EA Day 1 Cultural Points, Korea 6240,Taiwan 14904, Japan 0, S. China 0 : Total 21K
Feb 11, day 117
EA day 2, Korea 20,941; Taiwan15,699;Japan 0; S.China 1040: Total 37K
By only shipping needed goods to citieswith a special city status, I am going at 2x normal cultural unlock. I have setmy base up in Tamsui. It is central fororganizing my aide bazaars. The keylocations/ingredients are West Pohang for Iron, Taiwan SE for Graphite and Hemp->Paper->W.Books, Yuntishan forPigs/Berries/Wheat. The berries are important for making endless salted fishnuts as I use about 2000 fish nuts per day, the rest I turn into driedapricots.
Feb 12, Day 118.
woke up to Flood status, was expecting tomake a quick delivery of Two Handed Swords, but some fool paid 80k for each andemptied my Aide bazaar. Nice! Off tomake more.
EA goods (wuxu) is available inSanFrancisco again so there are no pirates around in EA. They are all hangingaround Boston.
EA day 3, Korea 25,175 ; Taiwan 28,233;Japan0; S.China 8170. Opened Anping.: Total 61K
Feb 13, Day 119
EA is safe waters. Nice! Every day I check the city statuses andrecord them every hour or so. I have between 12-16 city statuses every day. Atthe end, I will do a tally and let you know how many of each status shows up.My statistics from the OGP age was
2.5% boom, 12% Recession, 2.5% cold,3.2% Flood, 3.2% Drought, 2.5% war, 3.8% festival, 5.1% Plague, 1.3% Shipbuilding, 64% Normal. I will do acomparison for you at the end of this week.
EA day 4 Korea 38k; Taiwan 38K; Japan 3k;S.China 8k. Total 87K
Feb 14th, Day 120
Another quiet day in EA. Last nightthere were no good markets for 6 hours, so I stockpiled 4000 two handed swordsand 4000 iron ore and 1000 graphite as well as pigs, taffeta, and Korean BlackRaspberries. Hopefully today I will get a war/flood/ boom or shipbuildingstatus and unload 10,000+ goods.
Hanyang went into "war" statusand I delivered all of the two handed swords.
Unlocked Quanzhou and Busan
EA day 5, Korea 50k; Taiwan 43k; Japan3k; S.China 15k. Total 111K
Feb 16th , Day 121.
Almost done. This should take me onemore day, maybe two, depends on the city statuses. It will be nice to get back to Europe and docompany contribution, train investment, battle reports.. anything other than EAreally. I will work out the statisticsover the last 7 days of EA trades and put them in a separate post.
EA Day 7, Korea 50K, Taiwan 50K, Japan27K, S.China 50K
I skipped this post, so here it is , outof order.
Feb 15th, Day 121
as time goes on things get easier asmore cities come online and I just take my goods to where they are in highdemand. I will do a buy 1 of each for the memorial album, once I have everyitem unlocked.
EA day 6, Korea 50k; Taiwan 50K; Japan 10K;S.China 37K, Total 147K
Feb 17th, Day 123
Finished with EA. All areas are 50kculture, so all ports and goods are available. I used a few Nanban PurveyorCertificates at the end to fill up on Saori to take back to Europe.
I ended up unloading about 2400 extratwo handed swords to a company mate, rather than trade 300 at a go to get oneof each of the EA goods to fill up my memorial album.
Notes on EA.
1)The city status changes every 2 hoursor 120 minutes. You can typically determine when the next change will be byscanning the back stock charts. The time between points on the chart is 12minutes, so after 10 points, the status will change. The easiest way to checkwhen the last change was, is to look at a city that was in Recession or other specialstatus. During a recession, all of the back stock lines will angle upwards andyou can just count the number of dots on the chart since the back stock linestarted angling sharply upwards. This also works for other city statuses, ie.check the ivyro back stock charts and see that during "cold damage"food and seasonings will angle sharply downward. etc.
2) Cities never go through 2 specialstatuses in a row. They always flip to Normal status before special statusagain. You can have several Normals in a row. Over the last 8 days, Tamsui went, N(Normal), Flood, N, N,N,N,Recession, N, Flood, N, N, Cold, N, Recession, N, N, N, Drought, N, N, N, N,Recession, N, N, Cold, N, N, Recession, N, N, N, Flood, N, Ship Building, N,Recession, N,N,N, Recession, N, N, War, N, Plague, N, Boom, N,N.
3) my non scientific breakdown is asfollows. (I started with 4 cities and made observations every hour. The secondhour was always a duplicate of the first, so I eliminated the 2nd observationand reduced from 920 to 460 separate observations. At the end it was 13 cities every hour) 295 normal, 18 war, 17 plague, 18 Drought, 17Flood, 9 cold, 53 Recession, 11 boom, 11, ship build, 11 festival.
Approximately 64% normal, 3.9%War/Plague/Drought/Flood, 1.95% Cold, 11.5% Recession, 2.4% Boom/ShipBuild/Festival.
Side note, I collected 118 Shipwreck mappieces on myself and alt collecting for the 7.5 days in EA. I also used about15,000 salted fish nuts producing all the goods to deliver.
Feb 18th Day 124.
Returned to Europe yesterday and did a tourof capitals with myself (ContraTrader) and my storage alt. By noting who each toon can defect to (defectbutton shows up at the palace) we can tell the order of countries fromstrongest to weakest. Dutch>Spanish>English>Portuguese>Venice>French.I am Spanish and can defect to every country Except the Dutch. ContraTrader isPortugese and can only defect to the Venetians and French, and my French tooncannot defect to any country.
Please note that the order does changefrom time to time (affected by game events and player interaction ie.Investment Battles and Epic sea fueds..) so check before you defect.
I forgot to invest in the new Spanishindustrial town before I defected to theEnglish!
I just followed the ports on the7Nations shipbuilding guide by HuseyinGazi, but forgot they added cities afterthe guide. My fame after defecting is 160k Adventure, 165k Trade, 196kmaritime.
I collected the ship parts from thecompany shops and bazaars in Seville and builtmy first Windjammer with Emergency Acceleration (EA) and teak panels. The levels needed to sail this ship are65/75/30. The reason I waited untilafter my trip to EA to build this, is because you have to be English/Invested inLondon or Portsmouth to make this ship. Those are the only two cities wherethis ship can be built.
I have to take a detour and go fishingin the Amazon. My alt's company has grilled salted Pirarucu for contributionitems. They can also donate amber hair ornaments, but they are a pain in theneck to store. I will spend the afternoon fishing and making the dish. In theevening I sailed to and invested in Grand Cayman, then spent the rest of theday grading my ship to G3. It cost me arelative fortune to grade my ship. Some players grade ships to G5 and G6 whichI can't afford. Realistically the onlyway to get to G6 is if you pay real money and 1) get amodified/custom/Festive/superior etc. end game ship that you can sail at 1/2levels and 2) you sell other end game ship tickets for billions of ducats whichyou can use to pay for the grading to get a ship to G6. HuseyinGazi has a grading service which hecharges 2B to get a ship to G5 and 5B to get to G6. My G3 which I did myself with noboosters/mayoral bonus (etc) cost me about 500M.
Feb 19th, Day 125
I picked up the Steam Engineer job for both myself and my alt. Apparently my alt cannot sailthe ship without completing the job. Itook the liner to Cape Town, picked up the job and took the liner back. I am solazy. I did not even make the chrome oreneeded for the quest. I just bought it from a bazaar in Seville. The only other thing I did today was investin the Railways and upgrade my Windjammer's ship handling proficiency at thearsenal in the company colony. I will spend the rest of the day planning myship upgrades (to maximize speed/turn/wave resistance) and getting parts to dothe upgrades.
Feb 20th, Day 126
Sailed around Europe looking for theright parts to get High lookout on my Windjammer. I was also looking at getting+Nav or +management items as I will need +2 on each to get from 10 to 10+2 ineach to use the steam engine function as a non steam engineer. Defected to the Portugese. Sailedaround and made all the investments in the Portuguese territories.
From a new shipbuilder point of view, Ithink that OSP's (original ship permits) are totally misleading by name. Theyshould be Original Skill permit orOriginal Ship Skill permit. I might be wrong, but from what I just learned andhow I used them, you cannot use them to make a ship. You can only use them toadd a skill to a ship. When you get to the screen to use the permits, it asks you "build a new ship?" It should ask, "add this skill to yourexisting ship?" After investing inPernambuco, I stopped in at Boston and invested in the railways, and then tothe company colony to up the ship handling on my windjammer. I also made someextra G2's for sale in Seville. Typically G1's sell for 20-25M and G2's sellfor 85-95M.
Feb 21, Day 127.
Nice! sold my G2's for 90M.
Sailed back and forth between NA andEurope, I was making rope and had 96 Jute to make 2 rope and 2 improved rope. (I needed 90) somewhere sailing there was a fire and of course I lost 8 jute, soI had to sail back to Cueta to get more. I finally finished my ship. WindjammerG3, 4/5 Emergency Acceleration, Steam Engine and Exploration ship refit. I have some minor errors, that I wouldprobably change, if I could, but I am not sure if what I want is any better orwhere I went wrong. When I graded the ship to G1 I put Exploration refit on itinstead of Ship speed up 1, and it showed up as an inherited skill. at G3 I putthe Ship speed up 1 on it, which did not take a ship skill slot but is hidden.The Exploration took up 1 of the skill slots and most likely blocked the highlookout. In any case, I am pretty happy. Theship is 513V;599H 12Turn; 14 Wave. Iwon't be able to get anything much better unless I lucked out and won asuperior windjammer from a bottle. Plus I have another upgrade slot if I amunhappy with the turn or wave resistance. I also made extra G2's for sale inSeville.
I have no info on the original skillssteam engine, so you will have to look at a future report. My opinion is thatthis skill (Steam Engine)(different from sailing the Clearmont steam engineship which uses coal) is only worth it IF you can refine Management andNavigation and get the permanent +2 skills. Otherwise you will have to sailwith equipment that gives +2 management and +2 navigation to utilize the skillas it requires both skills at R12. Koei, did realize there were very fewplayers using the ship skill as there were too few items that bestowed theneeded +2 skills. They recently addedmany more of these items.
Today I will work on Management,Navigation. I defected to Venice andinvested in Venetian ports. I also need to work on theses. I have 278 completedbut have another player tell me that you need 300 to get professor ofvoyages. This is the title you need touse an academic gown, which is +1Nav and +1Management. I will work on easy production theses while Iwork management.
Feb 22, Day 128
G2's didn't sell and there is a newthread called "Grading Broken after update" discussing the successrate of grading ships...
Completed 290 Theses, but the scholarsays as a reward for completing 100 theses you are awarded the title"Professor of Voyages" .. not sure how that works. I immediatelychange title and put my windjammer's steam engine to good use. After a day of sailing I estimate it removesabout 1 minute of sailing time from any/all straight trips and 2 minutes fromtrips that need many turns and adjustments. The steam engine is definitelyworth it, if you want quick speed. Ihave a very good chance of outrunning any (non high level row skill) piratenow. (actually I think any row ship with a speed boost could catch me)
Post edit. I currently use fine tributefor brigands (when I do run into a pirate) and usually have the Naturalist jobgoing so I do not use the steam engine at all. The only time I DO use it iswhen there is a race on. But even then my ship has a hard time making the top200.
Defected to France andinvested in French ports.
I am still short on funds, afterspending about +500M on grading my ship, ship parts and steam shipequipment, so I made sails and boots forsale in my alt's bazaar. Investing inall the cities and railways is also draining my account. I help 2 company matesunlock all fame ports and take them to North America SE coast to work adventurexp.
Feb 23, Day 129
NA festival is on. Land battles andcollecting in NA landing areas. After 200 land battles and completingcollections, I take ContraTrader around and do the Six quests needed to unlockAdventure level +60. To pull "El Paso" took 240 QMP's. After that, tried pulling the last quest, butafter using 280 QMP's, I decided to leave ContraTrader at Willemstead to docollection theses. He gets 150 fame per thesis 225 with a charm.. and is at 16kfame. According to Ivyro, he needs 19.8k fame to pull the "a culturewithout water" quest (I am unlucky or they must be correct). Trujillo would have been way better, as thereare sharks there and with his 16+1 fishing skill, he can catch random sharksand get 50 pages instead of fish which give 5 pages BUT there is no scholar atTrujillo yet. The collection thesistakes 20-25 minutes where I am instead of 10 at Trujillo. Sigh. I do another 250 land battles in NorthAmerica while Contra fishes.
Feb 24th, Day 130
8 more collection theses at Willemstead.ContraTrader's adventure fame is over 20k now so I went back to Seville and hepulled the "a culture without water" quest. It is NOT repeatable. I made him admiral andtried to take the quest with him but was not able to. He has recognition R3with a cross +1 and Ocean Explorer +1 makes the needed R5. He has ArchaeologyR5 with a Litzen aide +1 and an amulet of the sun +1 makes the needed R7Archaeology.
Feb 25th, Day 131
Collecting and land battles on NA SEcoast. In the evening I took a break and went to Hamburg to pick up some oresand made cannons and plates. My old company TerraNova is trying to run Grandormissions on Sunday and I joined them. I went as a Supply corps and worked mysurgery skill. I get 0 xp and almost nomoney. The good is that you get decentskill experience and interesting items for completing the missions. You can getbroken cannons, ripped sails, MCCT but the best is if you can luck out and geta National panel for your ship. Out of 4of us and 10 missions, we got 1 Dutch panel.
Feb 26th, Day 132
Thanksgiving Festival in NA is over. Iwonder if this is now a monthly event?
Last one was Jan 6-9. This festival ranfrom Feb 22-25. I will keep track andsee if the next one runs in about 7 weeks which would put it around April 12th.Starting to store berries in quarters and get my aide to process them into rasins.
I make some Masters rapid fire 18's forBazaar, then turn my attention to the current race from London to Naples. I think I have a fast ship, but I am sure it is not nearly as fast asthose who care about fast ships. I willnot be using a slingshot start. (The practice of fleeting with a mate who isgoing full speed past your starting point and when you start sailing you followhim and instantly hit top speed.) I will be in a Steam Engineer job, with12Management and 12 Navigation. I will activate the (non coal) steam engine onmy windjammer. With no charm on it takesme 15 minutes 23 seconds to sail from London to Naples. I am currently placed179th in the race. The top time is an astounding 7minutes and 1 second. Even with a +50% speed charm, the best I canhope to do is 10 minutes. I don't thinkthere is a +100% wind charm, is there?
There is a new land battle questavailable at Naples, Tunis and Genoa. I decide to try is as it is one of thethings I want to practice. The quest guide is busted. The description inJournal/quest says to check Morocco, Africa N, Bay of Biscay or France N coastlanding areas and fight " Enemy Soldier" I sailed around and foundNONE in the listed areas. They ARE in Tunis/Naples and Genoa outskirts. Ifought about 50 of them and got a total of 5 certificates. On the questprogress chart, you only increase when you get certificates, not kills. After50 kills, I was 5/200. I got a littleBattle fame and Xp; in my opinion at my level, not worth doing.