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  • ZbacoZbaco Member Posts: 240 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    Regarding Shipfitting, will it affect the costs of any of the existing ship equipment?

    In other words, should I hold off on buying a diving bell for my ship until Shipfitting is released, or drop the gold now before the changes hit?

  • RyxRyx North of NorthreachMember Posts: 103 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    This is a really silly question but I'm curious.

    Why does Achaea use UK spelling but Imperial measurements?
  • ArchaeonArchaeon Ur mums house lolMember Posts: 385 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Ryx said:
    This is a really silly question but I'm curious.

    Why does Achaea use UK spelling but Imperial measurements?
    because the UK uses UK spelling but imperial measurement.
    Ryx
  • IctinusIctinus Administrator Posts: 257 Admin
    Ryx said:
    This is a really silly question but I'm curious.

    Why does Achaea use UK spelling but Imperial measurements?
    Imperial measurements are very prevalent here in the UK still, and the empire from which the system derives was, of course, the British Empire (rip).
    "If you build it, they will come."
    Ryx
  • ArchaeonArchaeon Ur mums house lolMember Posts: 385 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    rest in pepperoni redcoats. 
  • RyxRyx North of NorthreachMember Posts: 103 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Wow, I actually didn't know that. I thought they used just metric for some reason. Thanks!
  • ArchaeonArchaeon Ur mums house lolMember Posts: 385 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Ryx said:
    Wow, I actually didn't know that. I thought they used just metric for some reason. Thanks!
    they also use crazy things like stones, which is 14 pounds per stone.  Also, most brits won't know what you're talking about if you say 140 pounds but will completely understand when you say 10 stone.  
    RyxJovolo
  • JovoloJovolo EnglandMember Posts: 3,218 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited August 23
    Depends what it is you're weighing

    Food? Pounds

    Weight? Stones

    We use litres to determine fuel quantity but then MPH for speed limits. Cracking stuff

    Ryx
  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,253 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    And yet Americans are the ones given shit for having a messed up system!

    Ryx
  • AntoniusAntonius Member Posts: 4,917 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cooper said:
    And yet Americans are the ones given shit for having a messed up system!
    Pretty sure 90% of that is just due to the fahrenheit nonsense.
    Ryx
  • TorinnTorinn Member Posts: 1,263 @ - Epic Achaean
    I'm American, can we just agree to use metric?  It's so sensible 
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
    Ryx
  • SkyeSkye The Duchess BellatereMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 3,044 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I find that metric doesn't roll so easily off the tongue or read as well as imperial though.

    "This length of ribbon is a foot long."
    "This length of ribbon is thirty centimetres long."


  • RyxRyx North of NorthreachMember Posts: 103 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Depends on the measurement, I prefer kilometers over miles and centimeters and millimeters over "one sixteenth of an inch". Three decimeters isn't as good as a foot though.
  • AccipiterAccipiter Member Posts: 464 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Skye said:
    I find that metric doesn't roll so easily off the tongue or read as well as imperial though.

    "This length of ribbon is a foot long."
    "This length of ribbon is thirty centimetres long."
    Yeah, but what about if the length of ribbon wasn't a foot? Do you prefer 'The length of ribbon is 40 centimeters long' or 'the length of ribbon is 1 foot and 4 inches long' or 'the length of ribbon is 16 inches long'?
  • TaryiusTaryius Member Posts: 710 @ - Epic Achaean
    Little over a foot, foot and a half, a few inches over a foot.

    I, in general, try to avoid exact measurements for anything and I think foot flows better in those instances then meter, which sounds so scientific.
    SkyeMroxyl
  • PyoriPyori Member Posts: 1,799 @ - Epic Achaean
    I think it depends on what you're measuring, as well.

  • ToninTonin Member Posts: 31 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Antonius said:
    Cooper said:
    And yet Americans are the ones given shit for having a messed up system!
    Pretty sure 90% of that is just due to the fahrenheit nonsense.
    Pretty sure it's actually called freedomheit.
    CaelanTorrentStefana
  • TorrentTorrent Member Posts: 193 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    The main reason is it would cost to much money and time to change the whole system. Heck we have people eating tide pods and you want to change an entire unit of measurement. Houses would fall down, things would explode, chaos would ensue.
  • PenwizePenwize Member Posts: 1,533 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Torrent said:
    The main reason is it would cost to much money and time to change the whole system. Heck we have people eating tide pods and you want to change an entire unit of measurement. Houses would fall down, things would explode, chaos would ensue.
    The rest of the world did it, including countries centuries older and far more entrenched in their own measurement systems.
    RyxKyrra
  • GrorGror Member Posts: 82 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Ryx said:
    Depends on the measurement, I prefer kilometers over miles and centimeters and millimeters over "one sixteenth of an inch". Three decimeters isn't as good as a foot though.
    Actually heard my grandfather say today, "Give me that 3/8 inch wrench I'm sick of this 7/16" and it sounded funny for some reason. Not sure how awkward tool sizes are in metric. 
    Ryx
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,925 @ - Epic Achaean
    Gror said:
    Ryx said:
    Depends on the measurement, I prefer kilometers over miles and centimeters and millimeters over "one sixteenth of an inch". Three decimeters isn't as good as a foot though.
    Actually heard my grandfather say today, "Give me that 3/8 inch wrench I'm sick of this 7/16" and it sounded funny for some reason. Not sure how awkward tool sizes are in metric. 
    13mm, 14mm, 15mm, etc.  

    Penwize said:
    Torrent said:
    The main reason is it would cost to much money and time to change the whole system. Heck we have people eating tide pods and you want to change an entire unit of measurement. Houses would fall down, things would explode, chaos would ensue.
    The rest of the world did it, including countries centuries older and far more entrenched in their own measurement systems.
    Absolutely agree. The older countries should just do it the American way and be done with it.  Which one is the American way? I have no idea, I went to public school ;-)

    TorinnRyx
  • SkyeSkye The Duchess BellatereMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 3,044 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    A clay flowerpot: 200 Credits
    - This flower pot will generate flowers every Achaean month.
    - 33% chance of growing one random flower (out of 17 types) every Achaean day. The flowerpot holds 6 flowers, and will stop producing them when full, until you pick one.

    A stone flowerpot: 5 Mayan Crowns
    - A new twist on an old favourite, this flowerpot will grow a selection of 10 beautiful (and different from the standard pot) flowers every Achaean month! The best thing about this new pot is that it is customisable!
    Want new flowers in it? Only one type of flower? Not a problem! (Contact [email protected] for more information on modifications.)
    I kinda want a flower pot because... yeah. But I'm curious what's the different in variety between the two pots.  


    Cailin
  • RyssaRyssa Member Posts: 69 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    What's the point of an artefact pet having reporting? Is it useful in anyway? I know it can't be used for spying, but what is it for??
  • AntoniusAntonius Member Posts: 4,917 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Ryssa said:
    What's the point of an artefact pet having reporting? Is it useful in anyway? I know it can't be used for spying, but what is it for??
    You can use it in a way similar to allsight, and be alerted to enemies (it does everyone but you can gag people you're not interested in) entering/leaving a room you left it in (or made it move to).

    Also long range emoting and says when you're not in the room with your pet.
    RyssaNumira
  • FarrahFarrah Member, Secret Squirrel Posts: 2,481 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    You actually can use it for spying too, but your pet has to not be invincible then. If your pet is invincible, it only reports movements of people, but if not invincible it can report says in room.
    Shirszae
  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,253 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Pet reporting is stupid and OP and I didn't know it existed until a couple of months ago.

  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,925 @ - Epic Achaean
    Well you can't get rid of it now. I was supposed to have it on mine and it never had it until recently so i have a decade of reporting to make up for.


    It is nice for places with one entrance/exit bashing to notify you who is entering the room you left it by, in case they happen to have a bounty on you or are hunting you/intend to jump you while bashing.

    RyssaDochitha
  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,085 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    If the 'antique standing mirror' Bazaar item is dropped in a non-housing room, can it be picked by falcons or by any individual save the one who dropped it?
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
  • PlakPlak Member Posts: 109 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    When I transfer an artefact power from one item to another, does it consume customisation credits first?
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