Sailing NPC Ship Quest Locations and Distribution

Discussion in 'TLOPO Bugs, Glitches, and Workarounds' started by Knotty Krenshaw, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Knotty Krenshaw

    Knotty Krenshaw Sea Legs

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    Forgive me if you've heard this one before. Forum searches didn't seem to turn up a closely related topic.

    When given a quest, especially while in lower ranks, ships of the right type and skill level were found relatively near the island of the given quest. For example the Cuban based Tia quests for voodoo-doll-making called for 3 Navy Bulwarks (if I recall correctly). You then sail in the area of Cuba following the guide light and find your doomed Bulwarks with a reasonable search.

    In my recent new adventures, I leave Cuba with no guide light to be found and relatively few ships at all in the area. The following evening of play I sailed near Raven's Cove. My previously missing guide light flashes on to that missing Bulwark... great! But wait a minute, this part of the sea is clogged with ships of all types and levels including those level 4 Bulwarks I need. However I can't get near my prey because the ocean is so clogged I'm targeting by 3 other ships of much greater strength.

    TL;DR ..... is there work already being done to improve the distribution of NPC ships across the ocean and also place prey in more appropriate locations?
     
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  2. TorchTheWallet

    TorchTheWallet Pirate Master

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    The guidelight isn't always right.
    If you sail to the spawning areas for whatever type of ship you need, that's your best bet. The wiki has the spawn location(s) for each ship type. And there may even be a thread of the same here on the Forums.

    Edit:
    I found a ship spawn guide from 2008 and one from TLOPO beta posted in February of this year
     
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  3. Sparky Wonderwolf

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    I notice in the few times it is right that sometimes the ship would sail into an island like Port Royal and therefore not exactly something that is particularly easy to go after especially since it seems to stay there. I havent been on a while though, so I wouldnt know if an issue like that has since been remedied.
     
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  4. TorchTheWallet

    TorchTheWallet Pirate Master

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    Yeah I don't get on often either, so I wouldn't know. All I know is that those two threads are there, and I'm still fairly familiar myself with where certain ships spawn.
    Low level Navy spawns between PR and Devil's Anvil, EITC spawns a lot around Kingshead, skeletons spawn near PDF and Raven's, the higher levels spawn near Tormenta and Raven's, etc.
     
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