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Perlandria

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I need help.

I have read:
http://www.puzzlepirates.com/Spending.xhtml#Immortalize_Yerself_in_a_Portrait
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http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/Portrait
And although I asked my hearties and my crew, and looked around the forums a little, I have not been able to find answers.

Does everyone in a group portrait have to be in the same room at the same time such that the portrait is done basically in one shot?

Is there a controlling pirate; I assume the person who drops the start fee? If they are logged out, does the portrait wait for them? hang? get completely scuppered?

How much time from the start of the portrait does the controlling pirate have to get everyone to sit for the portrait? If I can only get Pirate 2 on at 4 PM game time, and I can't get Pirate 5 on until 4 AM game time the next day, is that impossible? How much does the server reboot at 3 AM effect things? Would it be better for me to have Pirate 5 sit at 4 AM and then bring Pirate 2 in at 4 PM later the same day? (assuming there can be delays that long)

How is access to a group portrait in the making controlled? I assume from some reading that the controlling pirate can kick?

I have my own easel for this, but in general - when a portrait is in the works is that easel tied up and can not be used by and for anyone else?

And can you think of anything about group portrait logistics I forgot to ask?

I am a little leery of putting down the fee to play with the controls, even though I know I can cancel. It is just enough of a resource drain that I would rather ask for help than learn the hard way.

Gratefully,

Perlandria
Who is about to wrangle 5 pirates, perhaps the loan of a familiar, a lot of swapping clothings and props, etc, etc, across potentially 10 hours.
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last time i did a group portrait. i was the 'leader'. they hand the poe to me and i commission the portrait. Then after the thing appears.. it will say join. So other people on the same place can join. So yea.. ye have to be in the same place. (i think)
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Does everyone in a group portrait have to be in the same room at the same time such that the portrait is done basically in one shot?

aye

 
Is there a controlling pirate; I assume the person who drops the start fee? If they are logged out, does the portrait wait for them? hang? get completely scuppered?

There is one pirate starting the portrait, then everyone joines and after everyone has found a place, decided for an item, everyone checks the ready box. Then the one who started the portrait clicks on paint. I think if he gets disconnected/logged out... the poe will be returned (same as if he clicks on cancel). But the one who is controlling the portrait needs to have all the poe on hand, so if all others paid them their poe, they will need for him to log back on and pay them back/paint the portrait (so ye should really trust this person).

 
How much time from the start of the portrait does the controlling pirate have to get everyone to sit for the portrait? If I can only get Pirate 2 on at 4 PM game time, and I can't get Pirate 5 on until 4 AM game time the next day, is that impossible? How much does the server reboot at 3 AM effect things? Would it be better for me to have Pirate 5 sit at 4 AM and then bring Pirate 2 in at 4 PM later the same day? (assuming there can be delays that long)

all pirates need to be there at the same time. You start the portrait, everyone joins and when everyone is ready and still joined, you click paint.

 
How is access to a group portrait in the making controlled? I assume from some reading that the controlling pirate can kick?

Sry to lazy to do a test with an alt, but it was very easy last time I tried and I think you can kick people. But it was so easy, you will see the button for it, if you need it ;)

 
And can you think of anything about group portrait logistics I forgot to ask?

Something I always find annoying. The one who starts the portrait tells everyone how much the portrait will cost. For example a 4 pirate portrait costs: 60k, so he tells everyone to pay him 15k. Usually everyone wants at least one copy which costs 5750. so everyone pays 20750 in total (15k to the one who starts the portrait and the rest for the copy themselves). Except the one who started the portrait, he gets the original for free. I think it would be fair, if everyone would pay him (60k-5750)/4= 13563. So everyone pays the same amount.
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You get a "Boot" button if yer the person who commissioned the portrait. :) As you also have the "Paint Preview" button and whatnot, it's pretty much impossible for an unwanted interloper to sneak in. Unless yer paying absolutely no attention whatsoever.
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Any idea how long I can keep the portrait 'open'?

And can I log out and in again?

I'm not trying to get around having everyone dressed, holding thier own items. We all have our own particular costumes and items. I am just looking at a difficulty in timing. We aren't usually all on at the same time.
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There is no way around it. Everyone you want in the portrait has to be online at the same time and in the same room. You can leave it open all you want, but once you have logged off, the portrait session is canceled.
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Thanks! It is good to have a solid answer.

Now I know which way to plan. I wouldn't have wanted to wrangle and possibly inconvenience some of the people if it wasn't necessary.

:D Now to find a weekday everyone is okay with being on around 4 AM game time. Which isn't actually going to be THAT hard.

Can this kind of information about making group portraits be added to the wiki? Please?
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