Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fire Ship Madness Attack Losses

Arr pirates!! I be having some exact numbers about the horrendous attacks of the new tactical unit - the Fire Ship and I be wanting to share that with ye.

I made this big picture with all the data so ye can see. 1 Fire Ship was sent against me Haven by a complete stranger who I never talked to or dealt with in any way before. It be giving me a headache trying to understand why someone would spend money sending a Fire Ship against another random (casher) player like me-self. I will be having a word with him in private on this matter, but let's look at the numbers:

So ye see 1 Fire Ship which has 12,600 offense was sent and was supposed to be killing at a 1:1 ratio exactly (or about) 12,600 defense. But this be not the case at all. It killed off 20,000 defense, which be 56.3% more than it was supposed to be doing. I know this because I carefully took again the same units the Fire Ship killed and saw the defense value (I did this via Secure in Haven window).

And more than that, there be complete madness in what units it be killing, seemingly taking out units which be not easy to have. As I wrote on the picture it be killing 3 units out of 12 in one case and 3 units out of 112 in another or 1 out of 2 (which is especially strange) versus 1 out of 60 in another troop type. So the percentage distribution of damage is totally not respected.

As I wrote in my previous post on the Fire Ship, it certainly be driving fear into Havens with such performance, especially now that I revealed to ye the exact figures. However, 12.600 defense be not a major issue for me to lose, I regained double that today alone, but with this analysis me'arr clearly say that it be (1) Not fair to kill off nearly 60% more units and (2) It be not fair to almost completely disregard the standard game rules on percentage distribution and I be wishing that I be getting a compensation for the unfair Ruby units lost (although I be sure I won't).

So what ye think? Lay yer thoughts below in me blog comments. Did ye experience the same and if ye did then share screenshots of yer battle to prove it as well, don't just be talking empty words.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The New Powerful Fire Ship - 12600 Offense

Arr pirates!! Scary be the oceans when crew-less ships filled with fire up to the neck be roaming the waters! 'ere we got ourselves a new monster of the sea, a ship without a captain, a ship which be driving fear into all Havens - the Fire Ship!

Scared as pirates can be, some peace can be found in the fact that the Fire Ship costs 500 Rubies, which be meaning that it be a luxury only for the wealthiest of the captains out there. It be almost like paying directly for the destruction of yer enemy and a destruction that arrives in no more than 3 minutes maximum to yer Haven no matter how far the enemy may be.

There be some restrictions on this Fire Ship, so the wealthy captains may not send a whole fleet, but still 10 of these monsters or demon ships can be sent per day and attacks can be as frequent as one in every 2.2 hours.

Now let's look at the stats - what stats say ye? There be zero in every category, which be unlike anything else there is, but there be a massive offense of 12,600 points directed in 1 way to yer enemy with a special rule that it can destroy defense with a 1:1 ratio, which means exactly 12,600 defense will be destroyed by 1 Fire Ship (+ the super fast travel time of just maximum 3 minutes).

So will we see a lot of the Fire Ship in the ocean? That be indeed an interesting question. I recon all captains that be shopping a lot in the Smuggler's Den are certainly going to get some Fire Ships and also I think this be a creation of evil and hate, so all those who are in a feud or hate war with other captains will seriously consider the Fire Ship. What ye think? Will ye buy one or more of these? Leave yer thoughts in the comments below.

Friday, May 30, 2014

I become a Dread Pirate

Arr pirates!! One of the exciting parts of the game is seeing progress and getting new titles. That medal right in the middle of the picture ye see is me new medal - I become a DREAD PIRATE!! Arrr!! May the seas and oceans tremble in fear at the sight of my approaching armada!! :)

So this evening me pirates and me'self are going to be ransacking our Rum stores and be drinking til we can drink no more!! Arr!! :) We be celebrating both our achievements and battles as well as the thousands of pirates, fleet and armada we have lost (not mercenaries as they be paid fer their work :P)

What ye think? Arr ye excited about getting medals as much as me'self or ye be feeling different 'bout all the things in the Pirate Diary? Put yer thoughts in me comments below.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Global Mission Pointy End

Arr pirates!! The new global mission in Pirates Tides of Fortune be here and this time around we got to be ransacking Prizes to collect Rapiers, as many as ye can get yer dirty hands on!

Most pirates out there should make certain to grab the 100 idols fer 40 Rapiers and work to get the first prize of the ships for 100 Rapiers (naturally be getting some small amounts of Rubies on the way).

The more cutthroat pirates out there be targeting a much higher level of reward - they be collecting some unbelievable large quantities of Rapiers and getting many rewards.

What is yer plan? How many are you going to or are able to collect? Put down yer thoughts in the comments below.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Adventure Mission Level 5

Arr pirates!! If ye be a true pirate then ye be very curious indeed and that be why I share here the dangers and the booty of the Adventure Mission Level 5 in Pirates Tides of Fortune!

Now fer those rascals who don't know, there be 2 types of adventure missions always - one is fer defense and one is fer offense. The one for defense ye got to send yer defensive units and visa versa for the offense.

The good thing here that I share with ye is ye can see how much army there is so when ye be doing the same missions ye can be prepared and know what to expect.

Adventure Level 5 - Defense Mission 

Ye see the first one I did was the defense mission 'cause I be wanting those Submarines and Gunboats. I like defense and I have tons of it for me Haven.

1224 Bonnies laid their life for this mission and it be well worth it. We shall drink a barrel of Rum in their name for their courage! But as a consequence me Rum consumption went down a lot also which I planned for.

Adventure Level 5 - Offense Mission 

And here we got the info fer the offense mission. So actually you don't have to choose one or the other, but can rip the benefits of both (well ye pay fer it). Here 596 brave Marauders fought hard as dogs that they be and brought to me Haven 11 Brethren Juggernaughts and 20 Brethren Frigates.

I be also collecting the exact information on offense and defense Prizes and Adventure Missions so if ye be wanting to contribute send me an email with the data, but ye gotta send quality stuff properly calculated or better not bother.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Skins Half Prices and PVP Rewards

Arr pirates!! There be new wind in our sails in Pirates Tides of Fortune, so let's share few words with one another regarding these.

First up we have New Haven Skins called Chateau d'If and Rumrunner's Rock, both giving +1000 Defense and costing 5000 Rubies. Me favorite be the Chateau d'If - me think it be really nice. Did ye buy any of these? What do ye think 'bout the design? Put down in the comments.

Next, we have the new Lonely Captain Quest which be basically a smashing challenge to raid and murder other captains and their Havens. The more destruction ye be causing the more booty ye be getting as reward, with the top place getting 15,000 Rubies and 5 Pearls and, more important than all of that, a 5% reduction in the consumption of Rum, which be meaning same thing as a 5% increase in the army.

So it be good to scout a lot looking fer some easy targets, but to be honest my efforts be not successful 'cause I wanted to lose as little army as possible and find easy to kill enemy troops.

They be also combining the booty we raid in into a total gained amount, which be looking really nice, but, of course, it be a little bit misleading 'cause Rum only be having half the value compared to other resources.

Here ye see one of the targets me found with easy 38 Bonnies to be killed gave me 100 ranking points and 37 experience.

And last, but definitely not the least, we be getting half prices now in the Smuggler's Den, which means all the people who like to buy ships and units there should be super happy. Our new unit, the fast and high capacity ship, Dagger, for example, be costing now only 128 Rubies, which be a totally different story.

So what ye think about all these changes? Ye like or ye be hating them? How do ye think all these be a good step forward for Pirates Tides of Fortune or not? Put yer opinion down in the comments.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Free Boost Removed Permanently

Arr pirates!! Ye know we all be lovin' the last 5 minute free boost to speed things up, but alas, there be bad news, the powers that be have removed that ability completely so if ye be boosting anything at all ye be spending Rubies for certain!

Generally speaking, sure, this be an unpleasant development, but fer the serious pirates out there who be waiting for days for 1 building to get upgraded or thousands of pirates be in the queue fer the training and service of yer Haven, 5 minutes really does not pose much of a difference.

Even the daily raids can sometimes take many hours in scouting, sending the raid, waiting fer the troops to return. Even sending resources to yer friends or simply swapping scrolls for discoveries - all those things take hours and hours, so yes, it be not awesome, but me-self and me Rum drinking pirates - we be not having any major issues with the 5 minute boost removal.