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Nautical XP Parties

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Calling all Nautical XP Party interested community leaders!

Please let me know your interest in either helping out with the next event, or even perhaps leading it :). We could also use your advice on how to set up the next one and how they've been conducted in the past, as well as how to improve upon them.

You can email community@pirate101.com if you have an extensive idea to discuss.

Goal is to kick off one sometime in July and get as many Pirates involved as possible. Going to be fun!

Thanks Pirates!

Dread Pirate
May 27, 2009
1893
My first thought here is how to engage those with max-level pirates who no longer need Nautical Experience. There are currently no badges to earn from sinking ships, so what if there was a new Badge for helping lower level pirates sink ships to gain Nautical? I don't know if the game is capable of verifying pirate level when in nautical battles, but if it is, that would be my suggestion -- have new badges to collect for maxed pirates.

I think I brought the suggestion up once before, ship sinking badges outside of Ship PvP -- but there didn't appear to be much interest.

I think Badges for sinking the boss ships in the skyways, and the turrets, would be fun to collect.

[STILL no ship emoji ]


Pirate Overlord
Mar 16, 2012
9777
Willowydream on Jun 19, 2019 wrote:
My first thought here is how to engage those with max-level pirates who no longer need Nautical Experience. There are currently no badges to earn from sinking ships, so what if there was a new Badge for helping lower level pirates sink ships to gain Nautical? I don't know if the game is capable of verifying pirate level when in nautical battles, but if it is, that would be my suggestion -- have new badges to collect for maxed pirates.

I think I brought the suggestion up once before, ship sinking badges outside of Ship PvP -- but there didn't appear to be much interest.

I think Badges for sinking the boss ships in the skyways, and the turrets, would be fun to collect.

[STILL no ship emoji ]

Or make it a scrip event - collect a certain amount of scrip, earn a badge.

Commodore
Sep 20, 2009
950
I used to host parties, somewhat frequently in game.
Usually, I would start a party based around a certain holiday, or seasonal event, such as the Winter Holidays, Start of Summer, or end of Summer.

More recently, I've stopped holding as many parties, mostly because attendance numbers started to die off. People just didn't seem interested in parties of any kind anymore. That might change, with a wee bit of help from KI. Say, a couple of guest appearances by a certain bat like lawman?

One small idea, is maybe providing a limited time potion that would boost nautical XP or Scrip drop during the party? The potion would only be available during the party from a special vendor? Hosting the next nautical xp party on KI Live would get people interested, as well, it would at least help to get more player's attention.

One of the biggest issues that I found with hosting parties, was the fact that so few players still have memberships. It seemed that there was interest, but many players who attended the parties, weren't able to leave Skull Island. Unfortunately, in terms of parties and especially Nautical XP parties, there isn't much to do on Skull Island. Players get more XP from the stronger ships and ship bosses located in worlds other than Skull Island.
Would there be any way to temporarily allow players to join a Nautical XP party, on a different world, even if they don't have membership or have bought the area with crowns? It would be a good way of showing off the later worlds to newer players, giving them a small taste of areas they've haven't seen, and maybe....even get them at least thinking about buying memberships or crowns.

Pirate Overlord
Mar 16, 2012
9777
CdeWinter on Jun 21, 2019 wrote:
I used to host parties, somewhat frequently in game.
Usually, I would start a party based around a certain holiday, or seasonal event, such as the Winter Holidays, Start of Summer, or end of Summer.

More recently, I've stopped holding as many parties, mostly because attendance numbers started to die off. People just didn't seem interested in parties of any kind anymore. That might change, with a wee bit of help from KI. Say, a couple of guest appearances by a certain bat like lawman?

One small idea, is maybe providing a limited time potion that would boost nautical XP or Scrip drop during the party? The potion would only be available during the party from a special vendor? Hosting the next nautical xp party on KI Live would get people interested, as well, it would at least help to get more player's attention.

One of the biggest issues that I found with hosting parties, was the fact that so few players still have memberships. It seemed that there was interest, but many players who attended the parties, weren't able to leave Skull Island. Unfortunately, in terms of parties and especially Nautical XP parties, there isn't much to do on Skull Island. Players get more XP from the stronger ships and ship bosses located in worlds other than Skull Island.
Would there be any way to temporarily allow players to join a Nautical XP party, on a different world, even if they don't have membership or have bought the area with crowns? It would be a good way of showing off the later worlds to newer players, giving them a small taste of areas they've haven't seen, and maybe....even get them at least thinking about buying memberships or crowns.
If there aren't enough high-ranked ships to fight; like the scout ships of the Dreadnought, then why not have boss turrets show up the way that happened when KI was testing a new system? Remember One Eyed Jack hosted this event?
If Bat could be on board for this, he could ask Tom how it was run.

Administrator
anecorbie on Jun 24, 2019 wrote:
If there aren't enough high-ranked ships to fight; like the scout ships of the Dreadnought, then why not have boss turrets show up the way that happened when KI was testing a new system? Remember One Eyed Jack hosted this event?
If Bat could be on board for this, he could ask Tom how it was run.
I could probably turn on some things temporarily, I don't see that as being a problem. Just let me know what's 'reasonable' and then I can confirm.

Captain
Feb 12, 2015
683
anecorbie on Jun 24, 2019 wrote:
If there aren't enough high-ranked ships to fight; like the scout ships of the Dreadnought, then why not have boss turrets show up the way that happened when KI was testing a new system? Remember One Eyed Jack hosted this event?
If Bat could be on board for this, he could ask Tom how it was run.
Sorry, what do you mean? Fighting boss turrets how? I mean, I'd love to fight boss turrets, but how did this happen?

Commodore
Sep 20, 2009
950
Bat Masterson on Jun 26, 2019 wrote:
I could probably turn on some things temporarily, I don't see that as being a problem. Just let me know what's 'reasonable' and then I can confirm.
Yes, getting some more high level mobs in the area would work quite well.

But, I also think maybe a temporary XP or Scrip boost would also be nice.

Pirate Overlord
Mar 16, 2012
9777
Lookit Light on Jun 26, 2019 wrote:
Sorry, what do you mean? Fighting boss turrets how? I mean, I'd love to fight boss turrets, but how did this happen?
About a year ago or a bit more, KI was testing a new system to see if it could handle a lot of numbers in an activity ( I believe ). We had a temporary test realm and One Eyed Jack had Boss Turrets popping up all over SI skyway, I think it was also a KI Live, so maybe you can check You-Tube to see it.