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Sea Cannon numbers...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ni-, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Ni-

    Ni- Guest

    I was curious about the cost of creating and firing the boat cannons.

    Assuming the base cost of NPC ingrediants:
    Ball of Yarn - ~20 (I can't remember the exact NPC amount, but it takes 5 to build a bolt and a bolt cost 100)
    board - 3
    cloth - ~2 (a bolt cost 100 and give 50 cloths)
    ingot - 5
    saltpeter - 32
    sulfurous ash - 3
    water - 0

    Purchasing a Boat
    - Tokuno - ~150000
    - Gargoyle - ~200000

    Creating the one time tools - 44
    - Ramrod - 24
    - Swab - 20

    Creating a Heavy Cannon - 9225 each
    - For Tokuno Boat (x5) - 46125
    - For Gargoyle Boat (x7) - 64575

    Creating a Light Cannon - 4650 each
    - For Tokuno Boat (x5) - 23250
    - For Gargoyle Boat (x7) - 32550

    Prepping & firing 1 cannon, once
    - Heavy Grapeshot - 1641
    - Light Grapeshot - 1015
    - Heavy Cannon Ball - 1637
    - Light Cannon Ball - 1011

    This doesn't even include the cannon repair from firing them, nor does it include repair of any damage the ship receives from return fire.

    This is just an interesting look at the start up cost of sailing the high seas.

    The base cost to purchase a Gargoyle ship (~200000), deck it out with 7 Heavy Cannons (~64575), and fire 5 Heavy Grapeshots with each (~57435) tallies to to approximately 322054.

    I'm curious about the difference in damage output between a Heavy Cannon and a Light Cannon.

    I'm also curious about the difference between firing Cannon Balls and Grapeshots.
  2. Tanivar

    Tanivar Crazed Zealot
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    May 28, 2003
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    I had brigands gather beside the ship as I parked it one day and I used the cannons on the ones lined up with the barrels. One light grapeshot didn't quite kill two brigands. One heavy grapeshot killed two brigands. The CC didn't show the damage numbers. How brigand hp compare to pirate hp, I don't know.
  3. Rotgut Willy

    Rotgut Willy Seasoned Veteran
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    Oct 27, 2008
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    Quick question.. although not related to resources it's about the use of cannons.

    Must your cannons be pointed at the enemy in order to fire upon said enemy? Or are you given some sort of targeting cursor? How do you know if you hit or miss?
  4. Martyna Zmuir

    Martyna Zmuir Crazed Zealot

    Apr 27, 2007
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    Pointed at them yes. No targeting cursor, cannons are line-of sight. You don't always know if you hit or miss. Sometimes you see damage numers, mainly from grapeshot hurting NPCs or the other ship's cannons. Sometimes the ship shows a new damage state.

    Not being able to tell if you've actually dealt the other ship any damage is one of the current annoyances with cannoneering.
  5. RawHeadRex

    RawHeadRex Slightly Crazed
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    Jan 6, 2010
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    cannon do nice damage to boats but barely anything to players/npc and peerless.