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Islands Open for Blockades

Cerulean
Diamond: Turtle, Winter, Cnossos, Byrne, Oyster, Papaya
Emerald: Guava, Gaea, Emperor, Spring, Tinga, Wrasse
Ruby: Jorvik, Eta, Cranberry, Islay of Luthien, Midsummer
Jet: Hephaestus' Forge, Xi, Chaparral, Namath, Lagniappe. Event island: Eclipse
Pearl: Ostreum, Zeta, Cleopatra's Pearls, Frond
Opal: Orca, Endurance, Nu
Coral: Park, Angelfish, Meke, Delta
Sapphire: Remora, Beta, Vernal Equinox, Iris
Jade: Olive, Prolix Purlieu, Dendrite, Conglin, Kirin, Corona Reef, Viridis, Terra, Harmattan. Event island: Typhoon
Onyx: Tigerleaf, Fintan, Ansel, Labyrinth Moors, Raven's Roost, Cormorant, Garden Cradle,
Garnet: Cochineal, Napi Peak, Diastrophe, Spectre, Carmine, Pranayama

Never open: Nuptial, Verdant, Tadpole, possibly Rhino
(From Nemo's post here)


Meridian
Jade: Olive, Prolix Purlieu, Dendrite, Conglin, Kirin, Corona Reef, Viridis, Terra, Harmattan, Swampfen Event island: Typhoon
Onyx: Tigerleaf, Fintan, Ansel, Labyrinth Moors, Polaris Point, Garden Cradle, Raven's Roost, Hadrian
Garnet: Cochineal, Napi Peak, Moab, Surtsey, Spectre, Windward Vale, Carmine, Havoc, Jubilee
Chameleon: Lilac
Gila: Akhlys, Fugu, Nightshade
Komodo: Celesta, Zuyua Mist, Drogeo

Emerald
Gull: Isle of Kent, Admiral, Basset. Event island: Cromwell
Pelican: Spaniel, Blackthorpe, Ventress. Event island: Halley
Tern: Ashkelon Arch, Kashgar
Ibis: Caravanserai, Kiwara, Kasidim. Barbary, Arakoua
Stork: Amity, Penobscot, Scrimshaw, Wissahickon, Bowditch
Osprey: Gauntlet, Ambush, Albatross
Dodo: Kakraphoon
Puffin: Cryo
Pleiades: Gallows, Paihia, Iocane Event island: Accompong
Orion: Pukru, Aimuari, Saiph
Ursa: Alkaid, Doyle, Sayers Rock, Marlowe
Canis: Tumult
Eagle: Ilha da Aguia, Ix Chel, Hubble's Eye
Horse Head: Anegada
Crab:


Current Blockades

See in-game noticeboards on any island for details of blockades.

Current Blockade Rules

Blockades may only be declared from Friday noon to Saturday noon PST.

Each blockade has five rounds total, divided into two sets: one set of three 45-minute rounds (with 15-minute breaks in between) and, after an extended 75-minute break, a second set of two more 45-minute rounds. Thus, a blockade that goes all five rounds can last for as long as 6 hours. To win, a contender must be victorious in at least 3 rounds. As soon as they achieve this or fail to, the blockade will end. For more information, check out the YPPedia .

Event blockade islands

Details about event islands can be found here .

Further Islands Opening Up

We will open more islands over time. There are a few factors to consider; we do not want to disperse the population too quickly to the four corners of the Oceans. We want there to be healthy competition over islands, not a simple 'everyone gets their island and sits on it' situation. So we will restrict supply accordingly; if we don't see contention for islands, we're less likely to open more.

Notice on new islands opening will be posted at least three days in advance, to give people time to prepare.
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While I am here, I want to post a quick note about Blockades:

It's a Game. A big old Board Game.

Please do not start getting angry and upset with other Pirates and Flags for playing the game with you. I know that a lot of work is involved, but you have to step back and remind yerselves that the point is to have fun, and you've chosen to engage in the highest level of competition in the game. If it weren't competitive, and if other players weren't active in competing with yer, then it wouldn't be much fun.

It may be that this just isn't possible, and we'll have to change the design such that Blockades are much more orchestrated, planned events that are more clearly a game. I think that this would be a shame, and compromise the dynamics that were planned. So keep it light hearted and enjoy.

In this vein, Vilya will not be reciprocating war declarations this weekend, so folks attacking colonised islands will be in non-sinking blockades.
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Note: this weekend (starting now) there will be No Blockades due to the San Francisco Party. Apologies to any mates who were planning to sneak a quick blockade in while people were under their rum. Blockades will re-open Tuesday.

However;

[size=24]Next Weeekend (from Friday July 16th Noon PST) Hephaestus' Forge will be open for blockading

We expect to roll out islands one-by-one, weekend-by-weekend for a while, but as always we'll see how it goes.
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This coming weekend;

[size=18]Eta Island will be open for blockading on Friday July 23rd at Noon PST.

Enjoy!
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On the suggestion of Crismon Tide and Equinox, we bring you;

[size=18]The First Fun Blockade of Epsilon Island, Saturday July 31st, Noon PST on

Epsilon will be blockaded, with the chest dropped on Friday at Noon and the blockade beginning Saturday at noon. No other islands will be open for blockade during that time. There will be events and other fun taking place during the blockade, which will be non-sinking, and no flag will win the island regardless of the outcome (us meanyheads at Vilya will just take it back by magic).

Further, the warchest will be set to 1, such that any Flag who wants to stand on their own two feet can do so. We encourage all Flags to contend and represent for themselves and ignore their established alliances. No other blockades will take place during this period.

Discussion thread for details, event ideas and scheduling here;

http://www.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?thread=9774
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Next weekend:
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Ostreum and Orca Islands will be open for Blockade from Friday 6th August Noon PST


These are the first 'outpost' island to go up for Blockade, meaning that it will not be able to be developed beyond a Fort and one shop, both of which transfer ownership when the island is conquered.
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Ostreum seems to be doing 4 rounds, then a break of 4 hours. Sorry for the confusion everyone!
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Next weekend, from August 14th Noon PST on;

[size=24]Xi Island will be open for blockade

This fully-colonisable gem of an island will be open for warchest declarations at noon PST on Friday the 13th. Hopefully it will be a hotly contested battle!
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Just so everyone can calm down a little and stop laying eggs, the following weekend;

[size=21]August 20th Park will be open for Blockade

Once more at Noon Friday August 20th, such that blockade can begin Sat August 21st at Noon.

We'll extend notice to ~2 weeks from here on out.
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Next up:

[size=20]Noon August 27th Remora and Chaparrel Islands will be open for blockade declarations

Both are outpost islands.

BTW A lot of people keep asking when this and that island will be open. Yes, we do have an idea of the schedule, but we're not releasing it -- not to keep you in suspense, but rather because we need to remain flexible.
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On September 3rd at Noon PST;

[size=18]Endurance Island will be open for Blockade

Endurance is of course a full island that can be built up.

Onwards into the glorious Opal Archipelago we go!
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Chaparrel Island will be open for blockade declarations.

And, indeed, it was. The island in our Ocean, however, is Chaparral, whose opening was unfortunately delayed as a result.

Chaparral is now open for blockade, with the first beginning at 11am Pacific on Sunday, August 29.
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On September 10th at Noon PST;

[size=18]Cranberry Island will be open for Blockade declarations

[size=9]And it will be spelled properly.
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On September 17th at Noon PST;

[size=18]Zeta Island will be open for Blockade declarations

Capital!
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On September 24th at Noon PST;

[size=18]Nu Island will be open for Blockade declarations

Capital!
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Friday! Friday! Friday! October 1st at Noon PST:

[size=18]Islay of Luthien will be open for Blockade declarations

Your ticket gets you the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge!
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Upon the hour o' noon (or thereabouts) on Friday October 8th;

[size=18]Beta Island in the Sapphire Archipelago will be open for blockade.

Another fine capital comes up for grabs!
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Noontime on Friday October 15th;

[size=18]Both Cleopatra's Pearls and Angelfish Island will be open for blockade.

Both are outposts
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A quick note of congratulations to Xi, Park, Eta and Hephaestus' Forge who are now to welcome greenies fresh off the Polywog to their fair shores!
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No new islands opening on the 22nd. Cannon your neighbor.
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No new islands opening Halloween weekend. Cannon the pagans.
Though, you just may hear the anticipating moans of the scores of fallen sailors clinging to this world in Papaya's shallows. The dead know when they'll be getting company...
Papaya Island will be open for new blockade declarations on November 5.
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Sorry for the confusion: Papaya is a full island.
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Blockades are disabled until next week to allow everyone to relax for the Thanksgiving holidays. Apologies to all those European and Canadian blockaders.
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Blockades will be disabled over Christmas and New Year. That means no blockades the weekends of the 25-26 December and 1-2 January. Merry holiday season to you all, and hooray for the returning of the sun tomorrow!
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Ahoy me blood thirsty mateys!

With the Ice ocean getting wiped Tuesday Feb. 15th we figured we might as well go out with a glub-glub!


Cold Spring and Shatterstone will be open for blockades during this weekend in the same timeframe as on Midnight, so a chest can be sunk from Friday noon PST to Saturday noon PST, with the usual 24 hour warning before the blockades starts. All ships allowed. The chest will be cheap, but you will have to buy rum/shot at regular costs.
This is a chance to show off yer mighty fleet and own a major island. These blockades will be non sinking, which leads me to...

Taking the Fort. Fort Royal will be open for a last blockade Tuesday Feb 15th at 3pm PST. We will use a flag to declare the blockade 24 hours in advance and make it sinking! Other flags can lower a chest too if they want to be contenders.
Since only a few Cutters and War Brigs have been made at this point we will only allow Sloops in this blockade. We will lower the cost of rum/shot from the markets. And we will give out Sloops from the docks ahead of time and during the blockade. The chest will be cheap but the prize will cost ye yer fleet and maybe an arm and a leg!
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Blockades will be disabled over Easter, the 25-> 27th of March. Enjoy!
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[size=18]Cobalt and Viridian Blockades, April 16-17th

Yes mates, it's time for blockade fun on Cobalt and Viridian. Chests may be dropped from noon Friday to noon Saturday, Pacific Time.

[size=16]On Cobalt, Prolix Purlieu will open

[size=16]On Viridian, Olive will open

We expect some robust fighting over these islands. Nenya and Narya may step up to throw in some forces in the event that things get dull, but we hope that such intervention will not be necessary.

We anticipate opening more islands forthwith, but the quality of fighting will allow us to gauge demand! Har!
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Cobalt/Viridian Island Opening Inversion!

April 30th droppable chests for Saturday blockades

Olive will open on Cobalt

Prolix will open on Viridian
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[size=24]Midnight!

That's right! I told you you'd get new islands after fame. Here you go:


This weekend, accepting war chests May 27, noon Pacific.
Get ready for the Coral Catalyst, the Wilderness Warmup! See who inherits the earth of:

[size=18]Meke Island!!


And stay for next week, droppable June 3, noon Pacific,
Cracking Colonization creates Coral Capital Combat! There's a change coming on:

[size=24]Delta Island!!
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[size=18]Cobalt/Viridian Openings

6/17 Droppable Warchests for Saturday onward

Two outposts!

Dendrite and Conglin!
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