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Trypa



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How many NPPs are brought aboard for each ship size? Reply to this Post
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I know that if I am the only person on a sloop, 4 NPPs will be brought aboard, but that is all I know. How many NPPs are brought aboard for the other ship sizes? I assume they are larger?
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3 for a sloop/cutter
4 for anythin' else.

Give me a sec, I'll see if I can dig up somethin' more official (or official-soundin' at least)
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Sloop= 3
Cutter= 3

And 4 for everything else.
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Trypa



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Oh, okay, I was even wrong about the sloop. Thanks.
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Next question: how many non-greenies does it take to kick the swabbies off?
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Each yellow player (besides the CO) kicks off one swabbie; greenies don't kick off swabbies at all. I'm not sure which category players who are between yellow and green fall into, though.
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Actually, on a cutter the first yellow doesn't kick off any swabbies

On a Brig/higher, I'm still not sure which number started kickin' off swabbies. It was at least 5 though.
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Yellow-green players count as greenies. Also, you need to have some minimum number of people aboard before the swabbies start leaving. For a sloop, the minimum is one (second person kicks off a swabbie), for a cutter it's two (third person kicks off a swabbie). Greenies don't count towards this total, although I'm not sure if you'll still get swabbies if you have 6 greenies on a sloop.
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... although I'm not sure if you'll still get swabbies if you have 6 greenies on a sloop.


6 greenies (with the seventh player aboard being a yellow officer+) means no swabbies, because the sloop is full. The only way to get six greenies on a sloop with you is if they are in your crew, or you hire them manually (because with 3 greenies and 3 swabbies on board, you are no longer allowed to post a jobbing message on the notice boards).

Which leads me to a question, is it possible for the devs to make the 3rd greenie on a sloop kick off one swabbie so you can still hire? Or perhaps instead have the ability to hire as long as the ship has swabbies on board?

Perhaps this should go into game design...
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The way I think of kicking off swabbies is that each vessel has a "target number." The swabbies will stay to make up this target number, but once there would be more swabbies than the target number, they start leaving. So the sloop's target is 4, and the cutter's is 5. I can't remember the War Brig's number, but it is somewhere around 10 or 12, I think.
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A War Brig is 10, and a War Frigate is 20 or 22.
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