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Medium Priority Reduce Monthly Storm Chance

Discussion in 'Build Testing List' started by ANSEL, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Worldmap storm chance is, I think, independent from this "monthly storm chance".

    Pretty much how @morgan terror describes a few posts above.
     
  2. ANSEL

    ANSEL Corsair Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Personally I think the storms occurs to often. As a player it can be fun at some time,
    but not so often as it is now. It tends to come when a good price is in sight, or in the
    middle of some important quest. I have made this file for my own game,and think
    its are more reasonable and convenient to handle.
    So if someone will like to try it, here it is. Goes to Program/Weather/init/whr generate values.
     

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    ANSEL Corsair Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Yes I have done that a while ago. But I dont think it was made good enough.I takes times to see how it act
    in the game and I was not satisfied with the old numbers. Its easy to change the numbers, but not so easy
    to have experience with it in the game play.
    Oh and yes I have reduced it a bit again.
     
  5. Pieter Boelen

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    Fair enough. Indeed observing the differences from this one can take quite a while.
    As long as storms still occur and more often in the appropriate season, that sounds about right to me. :doff
     
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    @ANSEL: I think I may have to keep these two values as they are:
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         case 9:  rainrisk =100; break; // twister maximal risk
         case 10: rainrisk = 95; break; // twister maximal risk
    
    Storms occur only if the value is above 95 and twisters only when above 98.
    So if every value is lower than 95, then it could very well be that storms and twisters no longer occur in DirectSail at all.... :unsure
     
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    ANSEL Corsair Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Thats weird. It works perfect in my game :unsure
     
  8. Pieter Boelen

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    Do you still encounter storms and twisters if you use purely DirectSail?
    I think you can get them through WorldMap regardless of these numbers.
     
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    Now you make my unsure , so if you want to keep case 9 and 10, it must be OK.
     
  10. Pieter Boelen

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    Maybe better.... just in case?
    If you can confirm you still get them in DirectSail in September and October with your reduced numbers though,
    let me know and we can take those numbers down as well.
     
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    Right! I will have my eyes on it:)
     
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    @ANSEL: I merged the two threads on the same subject to keep everything grouped together.
    Also marked this one for testing again.
     
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    Cheers Pieter!

    To be honest: I can't remember even one since I'm playing the actual version. I witnessed storms when I was on an island, or about to leave port from an island. Of course I did not set sail in a storm.

    I encountered 2 or 3 storms when using world map sail. There,s torms seem to be quite frequent. (I rarely use world map at all, and when I do, I run into a storm quite often).

    But, I did not encounter a storm while being at direct sail. I also very rarely encounter really bad weather (with rain and so)

    Hope this helps.
     
  14. Pieter Boelen

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    What month are you currently playing in? Or have you played throughout an entire year by now?
     
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    @Skyworm You could try to tweak those numbers to you liking.
     

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    Cheers,

    No I haven't.
    started this new game only a few days ago after not playing PotC for 2 years or so. Started ingame in may, now it is july.

    And, from earlier playthroughs with older versions of this, I remember I sailed into storms while using direct sail, but very rarely. But, when I was in one, there were high chances to get just into the next storm after leaving the first. I remember Hylie Pistof mentioning that, too.
    I think this is because if the weather is already bad, with high wind speed and rain, chances for storms are not so bad.
     
  17. Pieter Boelen

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    In that case, just keep playing for another two months until you get to September.
    That should see a very substantial increase in the amount of bad and stormy weather. :yes
     
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    Cheers,

    it did! I just had a very rough voyage from Cartagena to Jamaica, with 3 storms hitting me. The last one was very persistent, it didn't let me out, and continued several hours. So, finally I was sunk.

    Weather was raining and wind above 25 knots when the storms happened.:ship
     
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    Sounds like it works as intended then!
    You've reached the storm season. :cheeky
     
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