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What is the significance of the various colors of enamel. For example why might one want a foil with black and white enamel versus yellow and blue or all purple.
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I forget where the Thread is. And i am too bored to look for it. But there was a thread saying why should not be varies Colors of enema l. You should search it. And read it.
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The different enamels in swords create different drop patterns, but all of the drop patterns for each swords are the same, just with the colors switched up. So basically, if you're going to buy a sword, there is no advantage to spending 10 times as much on black/black when you could get a yellow/yellow.

Enamel colors in drinking mugs make no difference in the gameplay, it's just a status symbol if you have a more expensive color/
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There at least 4 reasons that a pirate might choose particular coloured sword:

1. To show of his wealth

2. To reverse the drop pattern as the 4th column is critical in sf those swords that do not have a simetrical drop pattern may be improvved (or made worse) by mirrorring. Green blue and purple as the first colour will have a mirrored drop pattern.

3. Opponents might have memorized the drop patterns of popular sword colours if you have a colour pattern they have not memorized you have an advantage

4. If you pillage regularly with the same people you might want different colours swords to aid teaming, conversely if you are poor at teaming you may want a sword of a common colour so the captain does not knowit was you who was solo the whole time.
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There at least 4 reasons that a pirate might choose particular coloured sword:

1. To show of his wealth

2. To reverse the drop pattern as the 4th column is critical in sf those swords that do not have a simetrical drop pattern may be improvved (or made worse) by mirrorring. Green blue and purple as the first colour will have a mirrored drop pattern.

3. Opponents might have memorized the drop patterns of popular sword colours if you have a colour pattern they have not memorized you have an advantage

4. If you pillage regularly with the same people you might want different colours swords to aid teaming, conversely if you are poor at teaming you may want a sword of a common colour so the captain does not knowit was you who was solo the whole time.


5. To match his or her outfit (not always showing off wealth).
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http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/Swords
Read the 4th paragraph.

Also check out the following websites.
http://www.rustycutlass.org/portal.php?module=sword&mpage=swordcolours
http://www.rustycutlass.org/portal.php?module=sword&mpage=sworddrops&colour
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The different enamels in swords create different drop patterns, but all of the drop patterns for each swords are the same, just with the colors switched up. So basically, if you're going to buy a sword, there is no advantage to spending 10 times as much on black/black when you could get a yellow/yellow.

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I believe this is the reason they didn't allow the new enamel colors to be used in the iron mongers (and distilleries). Although, I would think they would not be hard to implement into drop patterns as you could just use the same color drop patterns for similar enamels. Such as, pink would work as red, aqua as blue, lime as green, etc.
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Besides swords and mugs, I believe they are mainly used to pretty things, like furniture.
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Hmm, I thought they did allow the new enamel colors on the mugs...
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Hmm, I thought they did allow the new enamel colors on the mugs...

Yes, the enamel colors are allowed on mugs. And the reasoning behind not using them on swords has nothing to do with drop patterns, but rather some implementation details of the puzzle (much the same as bludgeons being restricted to only 16 of the paint colors)
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Hmm, I thought they did allow the new enamel colors on the mugs...

Yes, the enamel colors are allowed on mugs. And the reasoning behind not using them on swords has nothing to do with drop patterns, but rather some implementation details of the puzzle (much the same as bludgeons being restricted to only 16 of the paint colors)


Thanks for finally answer my question!!! :D
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If *everyone* on your pillage has a yellow/yellow foil, you'll all be dropping the same pattern. If everyone has different colors/types of swords, different patterns will be dropped. This is only slightly more effective against brigands, but it is a significant advantage in a PvP situation.
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4. conversely if you are poor at teaming you may want a sword of a common colour so the captain does not knowit was you who was solo the whole time.



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