Tuesday, 20 December 2011

All u need to know about sails in UWO !!

Ahoy! Today we have a special appearance from my nakama, MissSmithyChee! She has this awesome tutorial on Horizontal Sail versus Vertical Sail.

Sail away, Chee!


Vertical Sail VS Horizontal Sail

Most people have different opinions about this. But did they really know how it works?

Using this chance given by Red-Haired-Shanks, I will give some sailing tutorial based on my experience in Uncharted Waters Online and a few other Sailing MMOG. It might not be accurate, but I hope everyone will get the big picture about how your sail work.

Before I start explaining on how sail works, I want to explain about the wind first. Sometimes we feel, wherever we go, we keep having headwind just like the wind really hate us. The truth is, in Uncharted Waters Online, we have 2 wind seasons (summer and winter).

here, I would suggest to all UWO players to download GVO Navi program (use google, it will show on the 1st list) or at least download the map provided by ipewannasay in Netmarble Forum using this GVO-Mediafire-link   <<< Click There xD.

Those maps will have 2 most wind directions as your reference. It might change around 30 degree left or right from it, so be aware and don’t blame this map wind direction as a mistake. Still, your experience is also the best teacher. So use it as your reference only.

Now I will start explaining about sail :)

1.     Vertical Sail

The game has already mentioned in the beginner school quest that vertical sail is good on headwind. But did you know that vertical sail is also bad on tailwind? I won’t say Vertical Sail is good on headwind, but I prefer to say it is really good on side wind.

I hope everyone can understand my drawing >.<

So, using the clock direction, avoid headwind from 11.00 to 1.00, and avoid tailwind from 5.00 to 7.00.

When you sail in the red direction, your sail might lose around 10% of your true sail speed. I don’t know exactly the penalty given by this game, it is just my estimation.

2.    Horizontal Sail (Square Sail)

I believe everyone have already experienced how fast we are when sailing using horizontal sail. But really hate it when we get headwind. Hmm.. who didn’t? :)

Penalty given on headwind using horizontal sail might reach 30%. Before you say “Impossible!” because your ship has never reached penalty up to 30% of your speed when using horizontal sail, be patient please, I will explain the big picture in no.3 :)

What is the most advantageous when using horizontal sail is on tailwind. I can estimate that you can get bonus around 10% on speed.

It looks like the red area is so big, yes it is. I will use clock direction again. Using Horizontal sail, you have to avoid headwind coming from 10.00 to 2.00. I don’t need to explain how big is the area for tailwind most favoured, because I believe you are already happy to sail on “normal speed”.

3. Horizontal Sail + Vertical Sail

Here we go about the big picture I mentioned before.

As you have already noticed, all ships have vertical points and horizontal points.
Before I answer that, how about if we combine those 2 pictures into 1? What is the result?


Now we can forget about the green area, because that area is the speed area, you don’t have to worry for the wind coming from those direction.

But now why did I put yellow area on it?

As I’ve explained before, when using square sail, you will be faced with a bigger area to avoid, and your speed will be reduced to 30%. But, if your vertical sail is bigger than 30% of your square sail, then your vertical sail will take place here. And remember, your vertical sail doesn’t have the penalty on yellow area.

How about the headwind in red area? It also works in the same way. Penalty for square sail reaches 30%, whilefor your vertical sail only 10%, now use your calculator. The biggest number will take place.

Now, have you decided yet which sail is the best?

Well, this is how I use my sail. Before I start sailing, I’ll check all wind directions I will find on may way to destination using map in GVO Navi. Then, I try to set course best for horizontal sail. Normally, I will use large extra sprit in my special equipment. But sometimes, you can’t avoid to face headwind no matter how you’ve tried to set the best course. If I encounter this difficulty, I will use large extra spanker to replace my large extra sprit. This way, I still can sail fast on headwind.

So in my opinion, decide your destination, routes and sail or even refit your ship, if possible, before you start your voyage.
I hope my explanation will help. I know it’s not perfect or even accurate. I would be happy if someone could help me fix some error in it ^^

Red! Thank you! ^^

- MissSmithyChee -

Friday, 9 December 2011

Santa Claus Event Around The Corner

Ahh! I have been hit by a snow strom in a very cold night near Riga ... ehhhh its snow O_O !!! Look at those glinting snowflakes.. calling me from home..

Christmas is near !!

I miss my dear family in Venice,  I miss my beautiful daughter .. hope I can travel back safely there and buy her some good presents .. Those are the best surprise gifts we ever received in our lives. Still kinda remember some good presents we got long ago .. from our best friends, our wife, our soul mate via nakama , and
our parents .. not the presents actually, but the warm cuddles and hot chocolate in front of the fire are memorable moments aren't they ..

so if u feel the same way why not deliver this message to all children in the world :)

# 1st Santa Claus Event at Amsterdam Square
Live Broadcast from FUWOM® News @UWO

Which kind of tree is used for Christmas Tree?
The CORRECT ANSWERS IS FIR .. sory my bad xD

But I did missed some of the questions like these and I'm not so sure about it though .. do you guys know  the answers to these ?

Got any other questions not included? Share your questions and answers here, bebeh !! xD

All of this Santa Claus Event Guide is
 Credit to our Cute Miss Troublemaker from DutchCourage Company Yay !!
(lovely lady, isn't she?)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

# 1 Minute Super Tips - Increase Marching Skill The Easy Way

Right now I'm sweating myself in the enchanted forest near East Sumatra.. sitting under a tree!! Lol!! This is a very good advantage, since all you have to do is be in land battle area, and boom! Every 10 minutes or so, your marching skill is increased !!

If you don't have anything to sell in your bazaar, or you are going for dinner, afk shopping out town, dating with hot chicks, blogging whatever ...  why not head to the nearest land battle ground and sit in peace under the shade! :)

Really simple, isn't ? Every minutes in this games is precious, right? Bet you didn't think of that xD

Woot Woot Woot 3 More Level Up after 2 hours :P

5 Best Nation SwordMaster in Actions !!

Guys, sorry for the delay! I have been on almost a week holiday with my family in another town. But I am inspired by a very strange idea lately.. How is it strange? Have you ever watch "Games of Thrones"? Yeah, I think it is the best TV series this season.. It is about a political civil war between 7 regions in old fashioned century. The best part? Of course the shiny, gleaming, mystical swords and dragon myths :P

Talking about swords.. the story started when I was looking at the skill stats rank. Oh no.. I need a lot of proficiencies to rank up my skills before I can get to the SwordMaster Job !!! ..... but if i can get that Master Job now, I can easily get all that as favored skills. All the easier to make all the related skills rank up. Favored skill? What did that even mean? Always new terms to get your head spinning, eh?

Swordmaster quest - London; Pride of swordsman
Requirement :Swordmastery R8 - English -30k Battle Fame - Lvl 40 mt. - no pre req

The stars at the expert skill show SwordMaster favored skill. These stars will shine when we get any specialized jobs that include all those favored skills we want.. The good thing is that the favored skills help you to gain more points with low proficiency. For example, to increase SwordPlay Skill Rank 4 (they are represented as R4.. so get use to more shortforms like TGGAT, MFRS , MFCV etc..lol) to Rank 5 (R5), needs 2500 Proficiency. But if SwordPlay is a favored skill, then it will require only 1500 Proficiency to achieve, more time saving.. Got it?

So, what do I do now? Talk to any hot chick that got "SwordMaster" job of course!! lol.. 
What ?! Yeah, the hot chick is a MUST wahahahah !!!

My friend , Mileena landed herself the master job. So, after a few discussions ( yes, please use +5 Persuasion Items against all hot chicks :P ), I followed her to the maritime guild and leeched her with other 3 members. By doing this, the SwordMaster Job Quest Unlocked !!

 By the way, you might want to fleet with 4 others because the enemies are quite tough and a huge number at that. If you get a full fleet then it will be a more fair deal in the duels !! And the most interesting part is that we managed to gather members from 5 different nations; with a sip of blood from swords and we are all now sworn to brotherhood until the end !! 

** The 5 Best Nations SwordMasters **

Between the waves of the raging sea
echoes of warcries and battle hymns
the underworld's armies found their ancient queen
the funeral march in the depths of the abyss

The terror which strikes the honor which prays
will be face to face in the mortal crusade
Resist my fierce soldiers their vision can kill
it will test your courage... and your will to live

I'll avenge all those cries I will rise to the sky
to defend mother life...
Ride... die... sacrifice!

 Ahh.. too much watching " Games of Thrones "  ... lol :P

So the news from city was true ..  on our best lookout, we found the enemy waiting as if sensing our presence there. Bravely, we stepped forward and faced them all, commanded them to surrender! But no sire, defeat were not in their blood! They were the master in the game, fearly known as the 5 Royal Ancient Tygerian Dragon Guards .. No coward word they carried in their long cursed massacre life .. As a master face another, we were looking eye on eye

..  and when the time came so silently , only a gust of wind on our faces  ...

Battousai shouted, " For Brotherhood !!!!! "

And then the most fearsome battle engaged !! Couldn't even think for a second, all my best skills were bursting rapidly unstoppable ..  Just the sound of slashing swords , and blood dripped as each master pierced one another .. And we faced them, fearless of the Swordmaster, proud to be in the best swords fight ever !!

Nearing the peak ending, I stabbed the leader on the chest after slashing his knees and wrist with my critical blows " The 10,000 Swords Flower " !!

For a SwordMaster, to end their life in battle is an honour.

As they fall, I could see them still smiling. Even in the end it was a lost to them, but when the battle commenced, their heart were racing again, as the best duels of their life happened again. It was a great feeling bestowed upon only the best swordmaster. 

It was a glorious victory !! Thanks again to all members of the brotherhood; Battousai, kaylass, Romanovska and Mileena for this cool quest.
Mileena, did you purposely posed for the picture somehow ??!! lol :P
Back to London bebeh !! xD

And yeah, here i am, with my new-late-delayed-post-blog Master Job, The SwordMaster with low skills and beaten by the girl on the London Bridge . WHAT !!! uhh ~