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Pirates- Can a Change be made?
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Aunt Pittypat
Aunt Pittypat
Well-Connected

Mar-14-2008 07:54

I would like to see a limit on the number of times the Pirates can attack you in a day. I was attacked 3 times going from Shangai to London. So now I am stuck in Shangai and I am unable to play a game that I am paying for. I subscribed to play 12 cases a day. Doesn't really seem fair that I don't get to play ANY.

I think pirates should attack once a day. OR put something in place so that not ALL of your cases are taken. Yes, I know about Hostage Negotiation but for new players trying to get other skills this is really bad.

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Aunt Pittypat
Aunt Pittypat
Well-Connected

Apr-8-2008 06:27

I thought it was changed so you will never get hit more than twice.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Apr-8-2008 07:22

Hmmm. It 'does' say that, doesn't it...

Though this does sound a bit hazy doesn't it:

1) The chances of getting pirated twice in a day have been reduced, and you should never be pirated more than twice.

So the chances have been 'reduced'. So there's still a 'chance'? And it says 'should' never and not 'will' never , so... smells like you 'could' get pirated 3 times in a row, you'd just have to be really really unlucky?

I've asked Ben to clarify.

Jesse Hunter
Jesse Hunter
Nomad

Apr-8-2008 09:54

After many a week of being pirate free I was hit twice in a row the other day - and I LOVED it.

Seriously, I was excited. The change to the pirate rules came about 2 days after I finally made the agonizing decision to choose the Tea Steepers. It's good to know that my choice will eventually be useful.

I do like that you no longer lose money. My entire savings was wiped out the first few times the pirates struck.

Vampiric Smile
Vampiric Smile
Safety Officer

Apr-8-2008 10:43

Actually there is a way never to be attacked by pirates. I will post it for those who are afraid of them. Take your kit and travel through Shangri la to your destination if the trip is =>3 days ...and forget all about pirates and steepers !.

Sophie4
Sophie4
Gopher to the Sleuth Gods

Apr-8-2008 12:46

Unfortunately you have to sacrifice an accessory item if you take the travel kit -eg. lower tough, charming, or smart points. Not worth it in my never too humble opinion.

Shadow Catcher
Shadow Catcher
Well-Connected

Apr-13-2008 10:32

Does Ben have a clarification, SS?

Paranoid_Android
Paranoid_Android
Story Teller

Apr-13-2008 23:25

oh lol you know what, I don't think he's gotten back to me ... slacker. I'll ask again. Mind you he coulda and it just got lost in the disaster zone that is my inbox.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Apr-14-2008 00:17

Ben says, "I don't think it's possible to get hit three times in a day by pirates, but I can go back and look again to see if there is a situation I missed."

Bridget Bard
Bridget Bard
Well-Connected

Apr-15-2008 21:16

Well, if Ben does have it set up not to happen, then I must have found a bug. I was in Delhi trying to get to Shanghai, if that matters.

Bridget Bard
Bridget Bard
Well-Connected

Apr-15-2008 21:18

Oops, that was supposed to be Shadow Catcher posting. (I'm logged in to my mom's character, doing some cases for her.)

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