For the impatient, the action starts at about: 07:07
in the video. Please watch in full screen HD, particularly if you have a tiny monitor.
Ships and Players Participating:
Yard and Fundament - Pirate Sea Strider
Captain: Jinsun ( Pirates of Meropis / Ashtan )
Crew: Tianondria ( Pirates of Meropis / Ashtan ), Akhunaga ( Pirates of Meropis / Ashtan ), Klendathu ( Ashtan )
TLS Defiance - Mhaldorian Sea Strider
Captain: Alrena ( Mhaldor )
Crew: Kiet ( Mhaldor ), Reyson ( Mhaldor ), Seortiae ( Mhaldor )
The Bad Idea - Targossan / Mariner Sea Strider
Captain: Greys ( Targossas / Sefyric Mariners Guild )
Naomh ( Cyrene / Sefyric Mariners Guild ), Kayeil ( Cyrene / Sefyric
Mariners Guild ), Kogan ( Cyrene / Sefyric Mariners Guild )
Arctic Fox - Eleusian Sea Strider
Captain: Mercer ( Eleusis / Sefyric Mariners Guild / the person recording this video )
battle began at 1am pacific standard time. The prize for the winning
ship was a free artefact ammunition rack of the captains choice. In this
battle, Mhaldor and the Pirates are effectively allied, as are
Targossas and Eleusis. This is due mostly to the politics of the game,
but is also about strategy.
Please keep in mind this video was
made after the fact via a screen recorder and the mudlet replay
function, which is sadly rather limited. I had no prior experience with
it and was unaware that floating windows/gui, GMCP information, echos,
prompts, commands and some full colours would not be displayed or not be
displayed properly. My combat system is actually a lot cleaner than
I certainly made a lot of mistakes during the
battle, which will now be immortalized for all to see.
Keep in mind I
was the only captain without a crew though, and I had to wear a lot of
hats during the long fight. And in my defense, it was 2 in the bloody
morning by the time the final battle with Greys took place. I make no
excuses, he won fair and square, but it won't be that way next time!
I offer my highest compliments to Mhaldor for, as always, giving us one Hell of a good fight.
I hope this video encourages more players on Achaea to get involved in the seafaring system and ship combat in general. Particularly Eleusian players.
watch this in full screen HD. If the music gets to be too much, just
mute it. If you can identify the final tune I used at the end of the
video, congratulations, you are officially old!
un-initiated watching this, it will make more sense if you keep in mind that aiming a weapon or
clearing a weapon/figurehead that has become entangled by
spidershot/starshot is a "channeled action". Taking any other action,
including giving other commands like turning or adjusting speed, breaks
the process and forces you to start over again. This is why having a
player crew is advisable whenever possible. But we go to war with the
crew we have... or don't have.
This event was a lot of fun, and I want to thank the administration of Achaea for running it!