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KingOfZeal

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Officer Training Blockades



What's that? Officer Training? And Blockades? Combined?

Yes! That's right, you heard correct.

The Caper's Capers Event Commitee has planned a series of Event Blockades with one purpose: training new officers on the basics of Battle Navigation.

Our current planning:
Weekly event blockades, hosted at our island, Winter Solstice. These blockades will hold the following format (to begin with, anyway):

  • Non-sinking, Non Removal
  • Cannons inneffective
  • Ignore Alliances
  • 1-3 Rounds
  • Normal Obsticles
  • Sloop only


These blockade settings are chosen to best help emulate actual battle conditions, and to help people understand the basics of the Battle Navigation system including:

  • Token Generation
  • Obsticles (Wind, Whirlpools, Rocks, Edge of Board, other ships)
  • Movement combinations
  • Movement prediction (for other ships)


All that, without risk to ship or morale.

It is encouraged that if you are a new officer, or there is a new officer in your crew in need of training, bring a sloop to Winter Solstice, and participate! Since this is an event blockade, influence isn't necessary, but the extra hands certinly do help. You don't have to be a trainee officer to participate, but those experienced officers who do join, please be respectful of other ships, as they may be. We don't want to discourage new officers, now do we?

These blockades will begin on Wednesday, November 22, with a notification 2 hours prior. Current planned time is for 1-2pm PST. We are also planning on continuing these event blockades every week, with varying degrees of difficulty.
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[14:37:38] Mystere says, "Those without a barnacle , please come aboard the Pretty Gar"

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Re: Officer Training Blockades

Will you be using a /jcrew channel to provide commentary and instruction to the new navs, or is it just a playground for them to explore the mechanics?
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Re: Officer Training Blockades

 
Will you be using a /jcrew channel to provide commentary and instruction to the new navs, or is it just a playground for them to explore the mechanics?


This is just a playground, really. We will be doing limited jobbing, except for those who need a ship to nav - we will be trying to keep a number of ships stocked and ready for those who need them, but for the most part it's encouraged that you bring your own ship, stock and crew.
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Yamorg, Captain and Navigator
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Midnight Ocean
 
[14:37:38] Mystere says, "Those without a barnacle , please come aboard the Pretty Gar"

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Re: Officer Training Blockades

 
These blockades will begin on Wednesday, November 22, with a notification 2 hours prior. Current planned time is for 1-2pm PST. We are also planning on continuing these event blockades every week, with varying degrees of difficulty.
What a great idea. If it's feasible, it'd be great if you could vary the times on different weeks. I'm in PST and I work Wednesdays, which means early afternoon is kinda tough.
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Re: Officer Training Blockades

 
 
These blockades will begin on Wednesday, November 22, with a notification 2 hours prior. Current planned time is for 1-2pm PST. We are also planning on continuing these event blockades every week, with varying degrees of difficulty.
What a great idea. If it's feasible, it'd be great if you could vary the times on different weeks. I'm in PST and I work Wednesdays, which means early afternoon is kinda tough.


This is also in the works. Our flag has people from both the US and Europe: because of this, we are painfully aware of the time difference, and will change times around. Some of the smaller details (like the various difficulties I mentioned), time zones, etc, are still being worked out. But, do keep an eye out for the Winter Solstice event blockade every Wednesday. I (and hopefully most of the event commitee as well) should be online when the notification goes up, to answer any questions people may have about this.
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Midnight Ocean
 
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Re: Officer Training Blockades

Is there going to be someone who will help us learn what we did wrong or what we can work on?
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Re: Officer Training Blockades

 
Is there going to be someone who will help us learn what we did wrong or what we can work on?


I STRONGLY suggest and encourage officers in your crew, who are willing to help out, to join you; they can take you through your crew's individual training program.

In this past blockade, there was nothing that went wrong, except for one ship that sank (me), one ship that was abandoned (also me), and some jobbers (on my ship) who didn't understand commitment.

We are only offering the means for a safe place for officer training; we will only train our own, unless someone would like to learn something one of our current ships is trying to learn (for example, Whirlys).

We can give you the helm of a ship, to do what you want and learn from your mistakes, with literally no risk to yourself or the ship. This is also strictly a Battle Navigation simulation: there are a few things in addition to bnav that you may need to learn about as an officer, but as I said earlier, I strongly suggest getting formal training from your own crew.
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Yamorg, Captain and Navigator
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Midnight Ocean
 
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