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You've been down too long in the Sunless Sea

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  • ShenShen Registered User regular
    Aite er, lost that captain by sailing off the bottom edge of the map. Protip, don't try that unless you've got like 200 Veil (it didn't give a 'Perhaps not' prompt :( ) Continued the trend of the immediate offspring of legends being dumb as hell and wasted Memento Mori, but on the plus side I learned that once you've unlocked the scion perk you don't actually need to have a kid each time for the two inheritance bonus. Bootstrapping it with a brand new map, it's more fun when you don't know where everything is.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    If you keep the chart, does that mean you can't receive fragments from exploring?

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    If you keep the chart, does that mean you can't receive fragments from exploring?

    correct

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    If you keep the chart, does that mean you can't receive fragments from exploring?

    correct

    It's good to keep the chart if you had a nice trading route established but didn't quite make enough money to get a will put together. But if you've got most of the map explored, you'd just be hobbling your next captain by passing it along.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    Yeah, boo urns to that. Still, once I found out you can buy secrets I was less perturbed. Still though, that 77 secret requirement for the song of the zee is a whopper.

  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Got off to a slightly rocky start, but then I had one good trip that led me around in a pretty solid route to like a dozen ports and now I'm closing in on 2k echoes.

    Also realized I had been playing for like four hours before I even noticed.

  • ShenShen Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Yeah, boo urns to that. Still, once I found out you can buy secrets I was less perturbed. Still though, that 77 secret requirement for the song of the zee is a whopper.

    Really good way to do this is the Principles quest in Port Cecil, huge boost to your secrets if you win.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Helping the Shady Cook get where he wants to go also nets you some secrets

    Broke as fuck in the style of the times. Gratitude is all that can return on your generosity.

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  • The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    "Sail home through familiar/safe waters - NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO EXPLORE" is going on a sticky-note and I'm attaching it to my monitor.

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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Well, I am now onto Morgan the 3rd, but I've got enough of a grasp on this game that I'm starting to get somewhere with all the myriad questlines and other goals.

    Currently my long-term goal is build the greatest engine the zee will ever see, though the task itself seems both impossible and incredible exciting.

  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Also not spending secrets is a good way to get secrets

    50 of any stat is actually not too shabby

    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    Think I'm screwed.
    Sphinxstone run, said no to the Dawn Machine offer but accepted the second one since I'd done that before and it had just sent me to the far East to deliver it (and paid double). Figured it would be the same this time around and nope: THIS time it's a delivery in London (woo!) but the requirement for delivery is a Veils score of 75 and I've only got a 63.

    So . . . I mean, there's no other place to unload it, right? No other sale point? Until I somehow get another 12 points in Veils or make enough money to upgrade my ship, I'm working with -20 cargo space? Ugggggggh.

    Last pint: Turmoil CDA / Barley Brown's - Untappd: TheJudge_PDX
  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    The Judge wrote: »
    Think I'm screwed.
    Sphinxstone run, said no to the Dawn Machine offer but accepted the second one since I'd done that before and it had just sent me to the far East to deliver it (and paid double). Figured it would be the same this time around and nope: THIS time it's a delivery in London (woo!) but the requirement for delivery is a Veils score of 75 and I've only got a 63.

    So . . . I mean, there's no other place to unload it, right? No other sale point? Until I somehow get another 12 points in Veils or make enough money to upgrade my ship, I'm working with -20 cargo space? Ugggggggh.
    I think if you try to take on something more than you have space for, it lets you choose what to toss overboard... at least, that's what happened to me when I tried to take on 20 Sphinxstone with <20 cargo space.

  • The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    Calica wrote: »
    The Judge wrote: »
    Think I'm screwed.
    Sphinxstone run, said no to the Dawn Machine offer but accepted the second one since I'd done that before and it had just sent me to the far East to deliver it (and paid double). Figured it would be the same this time around and nope: THIS time it's a delivery in London (woo!) but the requirement for delivery is a Veils score of 75 and I've only got a 63.

    So . . . I mean, there's no other place to unload it, right? No other sale point? Until I somehow get another 12 points in Veils or make enough money to upgrade my ship, I'm working with -20 cargo space? Ugggggggh.
    I think if you try to take on something more than you have space for, it lets you choose what to toss overboard... at least, that's what happened to me when I tried to take on 20 Sphinxstone with <20 cargo space.

    Ah, true, forgot about trying to force it that way. I'll give that a shot.

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  • PhotosaurusPhotosaurus Bay Area, CARegistered User regular
    I think there is an "eject cargo" button on the Hold tab that allows you to do that as well.

    "If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards'."
  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    welp, just got one of those +25 stat boost legacy items

    time to start looking for a new surgeon

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    So I just got one of the quest engines

    And I had upgraded directly from the default starting engine

    It feels a lot like this is a load of shit? I'm pretty sure I use up twice as much fuel with this thing for only a slight increase in speed

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    So I just got one of the quest engines

    And I had upgraded directly from the default starting engine

    It feels a lot like this is a load of shit? I'm pretty sure I use up twice as much fuel with this thing for only a slight increase in speed

    Upgrading your engine is only necessary when you get bigger ships to make up for the weight difference, IMO.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    So I just got one of the quest engines

    And I had upgraded directly from the default starting engine

    It feels a lot like this is a load of shit? I'm pretty sure I use up twice as much fuel with this thing for only a slight increase in speed

    Upgrading your engine is only necessary when you get bigger ships to make up for the weight difference, IMO.

    Aside from the Indelible Engine, which is a thing of goddamn beauty

  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    So I just got one of the quest engines

    And I had upgraded directly from the default starting engine

    It feels a lot like this is a load of shit? I'm pretty sure I use up twice as much fuel with this thing for only a slight increase in speed

    You save on supplies and terror. Fuel is cheap and costs less the closer you get to hell

    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    So I just got one of the quest engines

    And I had upgraded directly from the default starting engine

    It feels a lot like this is a load of shit? I'm pretty sure I use up twice as much fuel with this thing for only a slight increase in speed

    Upgrading your engine is only necessary when you get bigger ships to make up for the weight difference, IMO.

    Aside from the Indelible Engine, which is a thing of goddamn beauty

    wait, the what now? I only know of two quest engines and neither of them are named that

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    So I just got one of the quest engines

    And I had upgraded directly from the default starting engine

    It feels a lot like this is a load of shit? I'm pretty sure I use up twice as much fuel with this thing for only a slight increase in speed

    Upgrading your engine is only necessary when you get bigger ships to make up for the weight difference, IMO.

    Aside from the Indelible Engine, which is a thing of goddamn beauty

    wait, the what now? I only know of two quest engines and neither of them are named that

    I might have the name wrong. The one the Tireless Mechanic leads you to, eventually.

  • I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    you're thinking of the Inedible Engine, the one you can't eat
    i would not be surprised in the slightest if it turns out this is a real thing and i'm not making a joke

  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Ah, I believe that is the Impeller.

    I'm slowly working on that, but it seems like a pretty crazy task.

  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2015
    Haha, What in the hell.

    A hot surgeon lady just "appeared" on my boat in the middle of my ocean. She gives zero reason as to how she gets there and she wounded me when i had dinner with her. And then I went mad.f

    And now i burned down a house.

    Love the game.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Ah, I believe that is the Impeller.

    I'm slowly working on that, but it seems like a pretty crazy task.

    Ah, that's the one.

    It's a pain, but sooooo worth it.

  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2015
    I really need a better ship, is there a place other than London that i can get a good ship?

    Barcardi on
  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Ah, I believe that is the Impeller.

    I'm slowly working on that, but it seems like a pretty crazy task.

    Ah, that's the one.

    It's a pain, but sooooo worth it.

    Yeah I managed to get one part of it with my last captain.

    This time I have more starting echoes, though, so I think I should be able to get much further.

    Currently doing sunlight runs to try and get the cash for a better boat.

  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    So I just got one of the quest engines

    And I had upgraded directly from the default starting engine

    It feels a lot like this is a load of shit? I'm pretty sure I use up twice as much fuel with this thing for only a slight increase in speed

    You save on supplies and terror. Fuel is cheap and costs less the closer you get to hell

    This is true only in the most minute technical sense since the difference between the starting engine and an engine with 2000 engine power is like 10% overall speed, at double the fuel consumption

  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    Let's have a run down of the latest misfortunes:

    I returned to the Lady of Cages having delivered a small item on her behalf to London, and was rewarded with 20 supplies and 10 casks of wine. I had to toss 17 supplies into the sea. I then interacted with her again and recieved ANOTHER 20 supplies. This was incredibly irritating.

    I went 1 step too far into the Shattered Citadel, lost 2 candles in one move and had to grope my way out, leaving me with 4 crew and 90 terror. I made it back to London with 1 crew remaining and having gone completely mad. I may have tossed a sailor overboard at some point. At least I have a townhouse so returning to sanity wasn't too bad.

    I decided to purchase a couple of live specimens for the Navigator's quest, but instead of doing this what I did was purchase one for 500, and then click in what I thought was the same place again only to sell it back for 125. This was incredibily irritating.

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  • ShenShen Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Paladin wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    So I just got one of the quest engines

    And I had upgraded directly from the default starting engine

    It feels a lot like this is a load of shit? I'm pretty sure I use up twice as much fuel with this thing for only a slight increase in speed

    You save on supplies and terror. Fuel is cheap and costs less the closer you get to hell

    This is true only in the most minute technical sense since the difference between the starting engine and an engine with 2000 engine power is like 10% overall speed, at double the fuel consumption

    Best way to improve speed is to get a ship with an aft slot and buy the Caminus Yards Suppressor so you can always run engines at max. Only engines worth running are the basic one, the 1k one, the Serpentine and the Impeller.

    Got all the legacy stuff and the 30k ending, now working on the Fathomking one (and goddamn).

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Well, I totally misunderstood how Frostfound worked, and it resulted in me losing a couple more stat points than I needed to, but I got what I went in there for.

    Now I need to figure out how I'm going to get a Judgements Egg, preferably without spending ten goddamn secrets.

  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    You can sometimes get one along the beach at Mutton Island, keep trying there for a while perhaps.

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Well, I totally misunderstood how Frostfound worked, and it resulted in me losing a couple more stat points than I needed to, but I got what I went in there for.

    Now I need to figure out how I'm going to get a Judgements Egg, preferably without spending ten goddamn secrets.

    If you finish the Tomb Colonist Tour without losing any of the blighters, you get one

  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Well, I totally misunderstood how Frostfound worked, and it resulted in me losing a couple more stat points than I needed to, but I got what I went in there for.

    Now I need to figure out how I'm going to get a Judgements Egg, preferably without spending ten goddamn secrets.

    If you finish the Tomb Colonist Tour without losing any of the blighters, you get one

    I lost one of them the first time I did it, and could not find any way to get a replacement colonist.

    So now I've got to run around and collect stories and memories to reset it.

  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    Oh and I'm not saying that this game sends tendrils of nightmare out into the reality we call home or anything, but last night as I lay in bed I could have sworn I heard a ships horn; obviously I was sure I imagined this, until presently my wife inquired "was that a ships horn?" We're about 30 miles from the sea.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Well, I totally misunderstood how Frostfound worked, and it resulted in me losing a couple more stat points than I needed to, but I got what I went in there for.

    Now I need to figure out how I'm going to get a Judgements Egg, preferably without spending ten goddamn secrets.

    If you finish the Tomb Colonist Tour without losing any of the blighters, you get one

    I lost one of them the first time I did it, and could not find any way to get a replacement colonist.

    So now I've got to run around and collect stories and memories to reset it.

    Completing storylines on islands gives you tons of secrets.

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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Well, I've been sailing back and forth between the surface and London for a good while now. Been able to afford a Merchant ship, which let me haul coffee to the surface for a 30 echoes profit each unit. Well, at least until the owner of the coffee shop set his place on fire.

    But selling 8 lots of sunlight to the bruiser has been very profitable indeed. I'm hoping to end up with a good stack of echoes and one of the top two ships (probably the smaller one, not the dreadnaught) to go explore more of the zee in. The larger cargo space and better equipment should let me go out for far longer trips than I could ever make in the basic ship.

    Times are looking up for Morgan IV. Which of course means something awful is bound to happen soon.

  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    Sadly I pissed the bruiser off somewhat.

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    DON'T

    TRUST

    THE B____Y

    MONKEYS

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