Episode 2, boats and ships

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  1. Proteus Tempest

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    @DarkStarr

    Do you currently know how boats and ships will be handled in EP2?

    Will we just be able to leave them in the water?

    Decay rate?

    Or will we have to place them back in our inventory as items or deeds?
     
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    Let's speculate some:

    Will Gallion owners be able to sail their ship homes? That would leave a lot of us out in the cold, but how would it work? Your destination would need an open water lot, to dock at... Then you would be changing your lot ownership to the new location... If you just spent the day out, then you could return to your own water lot... I would like to see: sailing locally or in the open waters (overworld map)... In open waters, there would be danger of storms, whirlpools, Icebergs, and Pirates (encounters) and PvP with other players... Sea monsters could have a high chance at destroying your ship...

    Something more for everyone:
    Sailing scenes, where the public enters the Docks, talks with the Harbormaster, rents a boat (if available), there are 3 sizes (small for local fishing, medium for local & shallow sea(short trip), large for open seas(long voyages)... You log off, the ship returns to the dock, as do you... Shallow water would be another scene close to shore, before you enter the overworld map...

    I would want SotA to avoid the pitfalls of the UO boat system, with its many abandoned boats at the docks and open waters... So, private ownership would be curtailed to water lot owners...

    This could be expanded to Air travel too, in much the same ways...
     
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    I think the whole boat thing is in question for eps2. Ive not seen anything recent that boats are in @DarkStarr
     
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    Thinking about it, I could see the following as reasonable:
    Since the Founder Barons have a City water lot and a Village water lot:

    Lot 1: City water lot at the home port.
    Lot 2: Village water lot is a village house with a dock attached at the destination port.

    City sized ship never docks at a lot. It stays in the bay and a row boat or long boat takes the owner to his/her village water lot and ties up at that dock.
    This could work for the Town water lots as well.

    Or, they could do the same but have a common dock destination for everyone as an option.
     
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    As long as boats aren't turning up in adventure scenes. No one needs the HMS Lagfest turning up to hammer everyone's performance.
     
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    That doesn't sound fun
     
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    I sure hope so. I'm sitting on 2 galleons and 2 frigates.
     
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    They should make water scenes off the coast where its pretty much open water with mobs being fished up mabey some small islands (for treasure hunting etc.) to help with performance.
     
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    Could lower the expectations a lot and just have sailing on the overland map (in tiny stock boats) as a means to get to scenes you can only sail to (teleporting to friends in these scenes disabled).

    Double click body of water to deploy boat. Double click land or scene to dock boat.
    No option of leaving boats on the map without people in them.

    Use the current encounter setup and create generic instances where you PvE/PvP from a stock boat (in PvP the two boats load grappled together). Losers boat is salvaged for scraps. Respawn on the shore (the dinghys would need to be cheap to buy / make and not a massive mats expense to keep it light/fun).

    Fish directly on the overland map. Any monsters you pull up drag you into a scene.
     
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    IIRC Boats were tied to mounts technology. Mounts is actually a stretch goal for Ep2. I would be surprised to see boats before mounts based on the previous information given, but perhaps maybe they will build off the platforms moving tech instead which they have in a number of points in the game already.
     
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    They haven't revealed their full plans for Ep2 nor all the stretch goals. I think that is being missed by many.
    Lack of mention during these early stages doesn't indicate it is in question nor abandonment of this feature.
     
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    I hope this is correct.

    Imop sota is great, this would make it right up there with "The best damn game Ive ever played".
     
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    @Brass Knuckles Boats and associated content are 100% verified for Ep 2. I've badgered Atos and List about it several times now.
     
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    Thank god.... it would be amazing to have a verbal public confirmation but this is better than nothing.

    If I get:

    Taming
    Treasure hunting
    Boats
    And fishing

    F me thats all I need they can scrap esp 3,4 and 5 id still be happy.
     
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    I want all the same stuff and MORE :)

    I think they did give a verbal confirmation during a live stream. I honestly don't remember which one though.
     
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    No they avoided the topic of boats
     
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    If we get both boats and mounts I want a whale mount so the whales can carry us to the next episode.
     
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    A giant turtle would be better, and very Ultima. ;)
     
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    Also, what in D&D are called lacedons (ghouls) or water zombies :) the remains of shipwrecked sailors bloated and bloodthirsty !
     
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