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Just a curious question, has it always been possible to buy sloops in the Palace Shoppe on Ice?
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Yes it has. Due to the lack of shipyards sloops have always been purchaseable from the palace.
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Sloops are purchaseable from the Shoppe on all brand-new oceans due to lack of shipyards.

By a mere prediction, I suppose this means that sloops may not have been available in this way until Ice was wiped for its "cold start-ocean test" prior to the release of Viridian.

Sloops are still available in this way on Ice, because nobody has bothered to turn this feature off. And it remains somewhat useful.
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Sloops are purchaseable from the Shoppe on all brand-new oceans due to lack of shipyards.

By a mere prediction, I suppose this means that sloops may not have been available in this way until Ice was wiped for its "cold start-ocean test" prior to the release of Viridian.

Sloops are still available in this way on Ice, because nobody has bothered to turn this feature off. And it remains somewhat useful.


Actually, palace sloops have always been available on Ice. Even during the doubloon testing phase. I suspect that the palace sloops part is intertwined with the lower requirements to start a crew on Ice, because awhile ago, there were a lot of complaints over the 7k palace sloops (which lead to the price increase to 15k). And on all oceans to date (not counting Midnight, as that predates the Palace Shoppe and there were zero requirements to start a crew in the early stages there) had both the palace sloops and the low captaincy requirements shut off at the same time.
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Aye, I remember the days of 7k palace sloops, just wish I would have stocked up on them back then.
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Awesome, thanks for all the answers. I wish I'd noticed that back when I needed my first sloop and it took a month to get one made.
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Sloops are purchaseable from the Shoppe on all brand-new oceans due to lack of shipyards.

By a mere prediction, I suppose this means that sloops may not have been available in this way until Ice was wiped for its "cold start-ocean test" prior to the release of Viridian.

Sloops are still available in this way on Ice, because nobody has bothered to turn this feature off. And it remains somewhat useful.


Actually, palace sloops have always been available on Ice. Even during the doubloon testing phase.


That is what I said. What I don't know is if they were available before doubloon testing.
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Ice didn't exist prior to doubloon testing. The wipe you refer to took place AFTER the doubloon testing.

If you are referring to the old Azure Ocean, it was completely separate, and removed after the Alchemistry test. I'm assuming that was done because the decision to copy Midnight's data to Azure caused the server to lag horribly. Ice might be on the hardware that Azure used to be on, but there's no way to know for sure (except by Ringer confirmation) and even then I don't think calling them the same ocean is valid.
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