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A couple of policy statements with respect to blockades;

[size=16]'Hiring' Flags to Blockade 'On Behalf Of' Another Flag is Discouraged and Not Supported

By 'Discouraged' I mean that it is not a valid legal tactic, as it is clearly a method to circumvent the intention of the Fame mechanics. We may reprimand leaders who use this technique, so please don't.

Clearly it would be possible for a flag to hire another flag and keep it very secret, so that nobody would ever know. By 'Not Supported' I mean that if anyone does this we are not going to provide them with any assistance in sorting out the mess that results (cf. the current government of Jorvik).

We've not been terribly clear about this until now, so prior acts of flag-hiring are covered by amnesty (in that we won't be hunting down perpetrators and punishing them, such situations will still be not supported). We will turn a blind eye to such acts this weekend (June 10, 11, 12) as they may have been long-arranged at this point.

[size=16]We Will Not Transfer Ownership of an Island to a Flag Without the Requisite Fame to Blockade Said Island

That about says it all, I think.

Sorry for being a meany-head about these things, but clearly we put Fame in for a reason.
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More! [size=18]Cobalt/Viridian Openings

6/24 Droppable Warchests for Saturday onward

The Western Addition!
[size=18]Full-Size
[size=22]Kirin!
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Weekends of:

[size=18]July 15th Cobalt/Viridian [size=20]Corona Reef Outpost

[size=18]July 22nd Midnight [size=20]Namath Full

[size=18]July 29th Cobalt/Viridian [size=20]Viridis Outpost

Opening Fridays for blockades Saturday on.
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Full island extravaganza

Weekends of:

[size=18]August 6th Cobalt/Viridian [size=20]Terra Island FULL-SIZE!

[size=18]August 13th Midnight [size=20]Lagniappe Island FULL-SIZE!

Opening Fridays for blockades Saturday on.
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Announcing:
Event Blockade (TBA) - Fort Royal (large) on Ice, Sunday September 4 at 11am PDT. NOTE: 6-hour notice instead of 24-hour notice.

Harmattan Island [medium] (Cobalt/Viridian) - Declarations begin at 12 noon on Friday September 9
Tigerleaf Mountain [large, ONYX] (Cobalt/Viridian) - Declarations begin at 12 noon on Friday September 16
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Fun all month, every weekend!

October 28 - Halloween!

November 4 - Sage: Isle of Kent! Medium, poised at the brink of the heartless Osprey Archipelago.

November 11 - Viridian: Cochineal Island! Medium, and a toehold in the expansive Garnet Archileago!

November 18 - Cobalt: Cochineal Island! Medium, with lovely tendrils. Prime frontier land!

November 25 - Sage: Spaniel Island! Medium, marking the border to the dangerous Osprey Archipelago! Thanksgiving Thunder!
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No blockades Dec 24th - 25th

Since so many of you will be unavailable during the holidays we will disable blockades on Dec 24th - 25th.
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February's island openings, lots of Blockading fun for the whole family!

January 28 - Viridian: Fintan Island, a lovely full sized island, ripe for the picking!

February 4 - Sage: Blackthorpe Island, a spectacular medium sized island the likes of which you have never seen before, be the first on your block to own it!

February 11 - Viridian/Cobalt: Ansel Island, a tiny outpost deep in the Onyx Archipelago, it's a jungle out there.

February 18 - Sage: Admiral Island, a full island and picturesque village also known as the gateway to the Stork Archipelago.

February 25 - Cobalt: Fintan Island, another beautiful large island, if you enjoy getting caught in the rain then this is the place for you!
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4/1: Basset(S), Ventress (S), Ashkelon Arch (S) - THREE islands on April first you ask? You must think us foolish...
4/8: Napi Peak (V) - Are you good enough to be the king of the hill?
4/15: Napi Peak (C) - Same as last week... just a bit less green.
4/22: Vernal Equinox (M) - Looking for a nice, quiet getaway from the rest of the ocean?
4/29: Labyrinth Moors (C) - Get lost in your own personaly Labyrinth! (Moors)
5/6: Labyrinth Moors (V) - Helluva place to lose a cow...
5/13: Caravanserai (S) - Gorgeous looking island, if I do say so myself... and it could be ALL YOURS!
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Fame requirements on Outposts have been lowered by one on all of the oceans (except for Sage) as part of the Event Blockade openings. All Event Blockade islands should be open now, we'll work on getting an official schedule up on the wiki soon!

Fame levels are currently set to:
Midnight - Established, Celebrated, Eminent
Cobalt - Established, Celebrated, Eminent
Viridian - Noted, Renowned, Celebrated
Sage - Noted, Established, Renowned
Hunter - Noted, Established, Renowned

Event Blockade Islands:
Midnight - Eclipse
Cobalt - Typhoon
Viridian - Typhoon
Sage - Cromwell, Halley
Hunter - Accompong
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Set up an Event Blockade island for Hunter. Enjoy!

Event Blockade Islands:
Cobalt - Typhoon
Hunter - Accompong
Midnight - Eclipse
Sage - Cromwell, Halley
Viridian - Typhoon
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  • 6/3 Amity, Penobscot, Kiwara (Sage)
    -Beautiful outposts in frontier archipelagos.
  • 6/10 Diastrophe, Spectre (Cobalt)
    -Volcanoes and jungles in these Garnet paradises.
  • 6/17 Moab, Surtsey (Viridian)
    -These rocky islands could be your pirate fortress.
  • 6/24 Frond (Midnight)
    -Sunny beaches in the balmy Pearl waters.
  • 7/8 Kasidim (Sage)
    -Bountiful forests to support this Ibis island's economy.
  • 7/15 Polaris Point (Viridian)
    -This small Onyx outpost exists at a critical junction of routes.
  • 7/22 Raven's Roost (Cobalt)
    -A surprising colony of birds bespeak of this outpost's valuable resources.
  • 7/29 Pukru (Hunter)
    -Be the first to own an island in the magnificent Hunter Ocean.
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  • 6/19 Labyrinth Moors (Viridian/Cobalt) will be officially redesignated as a Full Size island.
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    The next set of island openings will be determined by you in The Great 24 hour Ocean Blockades. The exact schedule should be determined and posted here by 9/15.
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    Here are the next set of island openings, the first set to have been chosen by you!

    9/22: Spectre (O)(Viridian)
    9/29: Gallows (O)(Hunter)
    10/6: Scrimshaw (L)(Sage)
    10/13: Cormorant (M)(Cobalt)
    10/20: Gauntlet Island (O)(Sage)
    11/3: Swampfen (M)(Viridian)
    11/10: Aimuari (L)(Hunter)
    11/17: Midsummer (M)(Midnight)
    12/1: Saiph (O)(Hunter)
    12/8: Wissachikon (M)(Sage)
    12/15: Windward Vale (M)(Viridian)
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    9/22: Spectre (O)(Viridian)


    Please note this change, it was mistakenly published as Lonelywood Lagoon.
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    The next set of island openings will be determined by you in The Great 24 hour Ocean Blockades. The exact schedule should be determined and posted here by 1/19.

    Blockades will be turned off during the last two weekends of this month, the 23rd and the 30th. Happy Holidays everyone!
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    Blockades will be turned off during the last two weekends of this month, the 23rd and the 30th. Happy Holidays everyone!


    It seems the recent bugfix release unexpectedly reset the blockade window. This has now been corrected and we return you to your regularly scheduled blockade-free weekends.

    As a note, any blockades dropped during the brief window that blockades were turned on will be cancelled when they start.

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    The next set of island openings will be determined by you in The Great 24 hour Ocean Blockades. The exact schedule should be determined and posted here by 1/19.


    Please note that all regular blockades will be turned off the weekend of the 13th for the great 24 hour Ocean Blockades. Check the above link for more details!
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    Sorry for the delay in posting this, I had hoped to put together the new event blockade before posting. We'll get that up as soon as we can!

    1/20: Accompong-Insel (Opal Vorposten)
    1/27: Paihia Island (Hunter Outpost)
    2/17: Kashgar Island (Sage Outpost)
    2/24: Event Blockade! (TBA in Global Events Forum)
    3/3: Carmine Island (Cobalt Medium)
    3/10: Alkaid Island (Hunter Large)
    3/24: Carmine Island (Viridian Medium)
    4/7: Doyle Island (Hunter Medium)
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    Island Openings are scheduled as follows:

    3/3: Carmine Island (Cobalt Medium)
    3/10: Alkaid Island (Hunter Large)
    3/24: Carmine Island (Viridian Medium)
    4/7: Doyle Island (Hunter Medium)
    4/14: Sayers Rock (Hunter Large)
    4/21: Kakraphoon Island (Sage Outpost)
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    The next set of island openings will begin May 5th using a new format and the actual islands opened will vary. More information can be found in the event thread here:
    http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?thread=63292
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    The Event Blockade islands will be closed as of September 10th. Instead we will be starting event blockades on request on any Ringer or Event owned island. In order to request this, you must petition at least 24 hours before your event is set to start and include a link to the forum post detailing your event. If the event blockade will overlap the normal blockade period you will need an additional 2 weeks notice.

    Scheduling conflicts:
    *Blockades will be set in the order that they are petitioned, not posted. So just because you post does not automatically save the date for your blockade.
    *Once an event is scheduled it will not be changed and no other events will be scheduled until after that event is complete. Please wait until the current event is over at an island before submitting your petition.
    *Remember that event blockades cannot be scheduled more than a month in advance.

    Your event post should be made in the appropriate ocean events thread and include the following:
    *Location
    *Date
    *Time
    *Blockade settings
    - Sinking: (Sinking/No Sinking/No Sinking No Removal)
    - Cannons Ineffective: (yes/no)
    - Ignore Alliances: (yes/no)
    - Use Maneuvers: (yes/no)
    - Rounds: (1-7)
    - Obstacles: (Normal/Sparse/Dense/Rocky/Turbulent/Windy)
    - Ship Types: (All/List of those allowed)
    *Prizes, details or anything else relevant to your event.

    Islands available to have event blockades are currently as follows:
    Cobalt:
    - Dragon's Nest
    - Lima Island
    - Sakejima Island
    - Typhoon Island
    Hunter:
    - Accompong Island
    - Chachapoya Island
    - Quetzal Island
    Malachite
    - Barracuda Island
    - Chelydra Cove
    - Chrysalis Island
    - Saltstraum Rock
    Midnight:
    - Alpha Island
    - Eclipse Island
    - Epsilon Island
    Sage:
    - Cromwell Island
    - Descartes Island
    - Greenwich Island
    - Halley Island
    - Lincoln Island
    - Wensleydale Island
    Viridian:
    - Dragon's Nest
    - Lima Island
    - Sakejima Island
    - Typhoon Island

    We will be taking another look at the numbers of islands in the next month or two.
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    Islands will be closed to blockade December 22nd and 29th for the holidays.
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    Islands will be closed to blockade December 22nd and 29th for the holidays.


    Blockades will not be closed for Thanksgiving. Also please note that we will not be doing island transfers while blockades are turned off.
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    Another missive from Azarbad the Great:
     
    My spies have come across the ice witch's plans. Her invasion begins on the 18th day of the 7th month of your infernal calendar. While we may lack some details, I will make available what I do know.

    She has set her sights first on the oceans of Hunter, Midnight, and Viridian. With such a broad initial assault, she cannot have a large force, or a large goal.

    The war begins now. Prepare yourselves.

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    Clearly her frozen ambition knows no bounds. She has her sights set on the Sage Ocean, now.

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    It seems there is some confusion. You may assume that all announcements will happen approximately a week and a half previous to the island opening until further notice.
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    It seems the ice witch has been emboldened by her successful forays onto the Midnight and Hunter oceans and has set her sights on Cobalt and Malachite.

    Much congratulations are in order for the stalwart defenders of Viridian against her frosty grasp. They have shown us all that a strong offense makes for a successful defense.

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    She has not taken her recent losses well. What land she has lost on Hunter she plans to retake elsewhere on that ocean. And she favors new lands on the Malachite ocean.

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