Sailing on a Clipper

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5 Responses

  1. pasmith says:

    Tell me about placing the dock. Does that mean you need some kind of waterfront plot to put it in?

  2. stargrace says:

    Thankfully no! You just swim out into water that’s deep enough with the pattern / etc on you, and place it like you would a house. I didn’t see any lines or things preventing me from placing it. You do want to make sure you’re close to a craft station because creating packs and moving them out to sea is slow work, but aside from that, nothing too fancy. It’s hard to see very far away from your character while you’re doing your placement, so it make appear picky. I did mine in behind the guild headquarters, which happened to be in Dewstone, just South of Royster’s Camp

  3. Jonathan says:

    This might be a bit weird, but I’m always disconcerted with the tendency of game development shops (more seen in Asian than western, but present either way) to use a random word to describe something that actually has a name.

    A “clipper” is a specific sort of sailing vessel. A type of tall ship, square rigged, narrow beamed, fast. You are sailing a sloop-rigged (meaning, fore-and-aft rigged, single masted) catamaran. It’s a very pretty sloop-rigged cat, quite nice. I’d call it a “catamaran” if I was the designer, and not bother with the rigging info. But calling it a clipper like calling your bicycle a dumptruck.

    Not just vehicles, of course. “This is a sword!” proclaims a game while your avatar swings about a large pizzaboard. Why does this happen? Are nouns just that darned complex?

  4. pasmith says:

    Thanks for the info!

  5. Jonathan says:

    Hm…. now that I look more carefully at the picture, it’s actually a trimaran, not a catamaran. I feel silly pointing out using the wrong name when I’m using the wrong name. At least mine was from not seeing the middle wake! *laugh*