Sailing on a Clipper

ScreenShot0084Yesterday I took a break from doing trade runs, spent pretty much all of the money I had saved up, and decided to craft a clipper (pictured above). Instead of spending my gilda which I have been painstakingly saving up, I went to the auction house and bought the design for roughly 40 gold. I had already saved up the components for the fabric, iron, and lumber packs, so all that was left was placing a ship dock out in the water (cost is 10g plus it requires 10 iron ingots and 10 lumber) and to complete construction. Takes a handful of labor, and then tada, you have a ship.

I also customized it with the guild logo for Greymoon Trading Company. When I was done with customization I decided to purchase one of the appearance items from the market, and created a matching shirt.

ScreenShot0086Today I’m hoping to get back to trade pack runs and make up the coin that I spent yesterday creating the ship. I haven’t done a lot of leveling (except leveling through crafting) and it’s my weekend so I have some extended time to play.

I’m still really enjoying my time in ArcheAge, which I know is easy to say considering the game is still fresh and new. I have a feeling that a lot of people will grow frustrated with the 30+ game when it turns to pvp more than anything else, but I’m prepared for that. I’m hoping one day to afford a 24×24 and actually find a spot to place it, but in the mean time I’m content with exploring the world, doing trade runs, and generally having a good time.

As always, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself!

5 Responses to Sailing on a Clipper

  1. 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*

  2. pasmith says:

    Thanks for the info!

  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. 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

  5. pasmith says:

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

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