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The Great 24 hour Ocean Blockades

When: September 9-10
What: An event blockade on each ocean
Why: To determine the next round of island openings

Blockade Schedule (all times in PDT):
9/9: 3pm on Viridian at Typhoon
9/9: 8pm on Cobalt at Typhoon
9/10: 1am on Hunter at Accompong
9/10: 6am on Midnight at Eclipse
9/10: 11am on Sage at Halley

Prizes:
1st:
- First pick on islands to open
- 900 rum
- 900 of each type cannonballs
- 3 war frigs
- 3 war brigs
- 3 cutters
2nd:
- Second pick on islands to open (doubloon oceans only)
- 600 rum
- 600 of each type cannonballs
- 2 war frigs
- 2 war brigs
- 2 cutters
3rd:
- Third pick on islands to open (doubloon oceans only)
- 600 rum
- 600 of each type cannonballs
- 1 war frig
- 1 war brig
- 1 cutter

Restrictions on island openings:
- On the Viridian and Sage oceans we'll be opening one of each size islands; Hunter will be opening one Large and two outposts; Midnight and Cobalt Oceans will have one opening on each, either a medium or outpost size for a total of 11 islands, bringing us through to the end of the year.
- The flag to come in first place will choose first which island they wish to be opened; second will have the second choice, etc.
- Only uncolonized islands directly adjacent to a currently colonized island are up for grabs, the set of available islands is the same for everyone, it does not expand after a choice has been made.
- The islands being chosen do not have to be as large as possible, we could open LMO, MMO, OOO, etc.
- We'll be turning off all other blockades for this weekend. If we somehow booch it and one starts by mistake, it will be shut down once started and no refunds will be given.
- List of available islands.

Blockade Rules:
- The monarchs of the winning flags will ultimately make the decision on island preferences.
- Flags are welcome to state island preferences either before the blockade or afterwards, but we will hold you to any decisions announced beforehand. If you choose to wait until afterwards, send me a PM with your preferences for each size island sometime before the end of the 14th, and the new schedule will be posted on the 15th. If the winning flag(s) have not expressed their preference by the deadline, then we will choose the island(s) to be opened.
- Blockades will be shut off after 4 rounds. (if they are not, for some reason, the 5th round will NOT count)
- Blockades will be sinking.
- Make sure you check all alliances before entering the blockade board, all points you score will be applied to whatever flag you enter under, no exceptions.

Determination of winners will be decided with this order of preference:
- Number of rounds won
- Total points won in all rounds
- Each ocean is tallied separately, so there will be a determination of winners on each of the oceans.

Volunteers Needed:
We'll need a few people to keep track of the total points from each round and post them here for determining the winners. If we don't get reliable information, we will not be awarding any prizes.

The schedule of island openings will be as follows:
(schedule will be amended if necessary)
9/8: The Great 24 hour Ocean Blockades
9/15: <break>
9/22: Viridian Outpost
9/29: First Hunter Outpost
10/6: Sage Large
10/13: Cobalt
10/20: Sage Outpost
10/27: <break>
11/3: Viridian Medium
11/10: Hunter Large
11/17: Midnight
11/24: <break>
12/1: Second Hunter Outpost
12/8: Sage Medium
12/15: Viridian Large

Edit1: fixed duplicate outpost openings
Edit2: added a break for Thanksgiving
Edit3: added notes from here
Edit4: Updated Hunter openings to have 2 outposts
Edit5: Added link to available islands
Edit6: If blockades aren't shut down after 4 rounds for whatever reason, the 5th round will not count.
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I love you.
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OUTSTANDING!

I for one am quite excited about this.
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Official Viridian/Cobalt divergence? Sure took long enough. ;)

Added note- your Viridian schedule has 2 outposts and one medium, while your rules post has one of each size on the doub oceans. Which is correct for Viridian?
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Ouch on Hunter getting the 1 AM shift but <3 ya Artie
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Official Viridian/Cobalt divergence? Sure took long enough. ;)


They already diverged earlier this summer.
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I <33333333 ARTEMIS! =D
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Fixed the Viridian/Hunter Outpost/Large schedule issue.
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They're sinking, right?
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Three island openings on Vird.

Cant wait.
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They're sinking, right?


Hell yeah.
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They're sinking, right?


Yes, thought I'd added that...
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They're sinking, right?


Yes, thought I'd added that...


Shoot, you did. I just get too used to reading the beginning of long posts. I'm even more exiteder.
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Awesome work, but given the blockade climate of Vird/Sage, three islands seems a bit much.
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Awesome work, but given the blockade climate of Vird/Sage, three islands seems a bit much.


Shh!
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Thanksgiving weekend for Midnight Ocean island opening.... ?
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Sunny wrote: 
Thanksgiving weekend for Midnight Ocean island opening.... ?


That's also a few days before my birthday.

Coincidence?! I think not!
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Must a flag be a dropped contender on Typhoon to qualify?
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Thanksgiving weekend for Midnight Ocean island opening.... ?


I knew I was forgetting some holiday in there... Just need to scrunch up the schedule a bit to make it fit...
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Must a flag be a dropped contender on Typhoon to qualify?


No, but you'll have a hard time winning rounds if you don't ;)
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How about Epsilon or Alpha on Midnight, are those eligible to be open?
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How about Epsilon or Alpha on Midnight, are those eligible to be open?


Only uncolonzied, we might make Ringer-controlled islands available in a future event if this is successful...
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Woohoo! Very nice.
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I would volunteer to help you in this Arte, but I think I'll be alseep at 4 am my time. Sorry :/
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How about Epsilon or Alpha on Midnight, are those eligible to be open?


Only uncolonzied, we might make Ringer-controlled islands available in a future event if this is successful...

Please don't. Ringer-controlled islands represent the safe haven of last resort, the only choice remaining for those who wish to opt out of the blockade game entirely.
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I would volunteer to help you in this Arte, but I think I'll be alseep at 4 am my time. Sorry :/


The blockades are continuous for 24 hours, which is why the event is called "The Great 24 hour Ocean Blockades". So ye needn't be sorry. Ye jest have to do the counting for the 4 other oceans.

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Whoooo-eee!

Oh, this is awesome, in both senses of the word.

Oh, wow.

*is incoherent with grinning*

I may be able to help count points on oceans other than Viridian (which I hope to participate in!) - it'll depend on my job situation. How long beforehand do you need confirmation?

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Barrister wrote: 
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Official Viridian/Cobalt divergence? Sure took long enough. ;)

They already diverged earlier this summer.

The exact islands involved may have differed, but up to now it's always been a Garnet outpost for a Garnet outpost, an Onyx outpost for an Onyx outpost, etc.
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Nope, can't help at the other times either because I have to work. I could, perhaps spell someone after I get off work.
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