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Wind
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Type Weather

Wind is a game mechanic serving as the means of applying meaningful speed to a player ship's movement.

Mechanics[]

Any player on board a ship will be able to see the wind blowing as gentle, wavy, semi-transparent white lines.

Flags being flown will also flap in the wind according to the wind's direction.

Being aware of the wind's direction is a crucial part of sailing, as it affects the overall speed of the vessel.

Sailing speeds[]

Different ship types sali at different speeds depending on the wind direction.

Upwind Crosswind Downwind
Fastest Brigantine Brigantine Galleon
Middle Sloop Galleon Brigantine
Slowest Galleon Sloop Sloop

Trivia[]

  • The changing direction of the wind is always the same direction for every location on a server.
  • Unlike the storm, wind direction is not the same across different game servers.
  • A common misconception is that the Sloop is faster than the Brigantine upwind. This is in fact not true, as upwind the Brigantine is the fastest, followed by the Sloop[1] and then the Galleon.

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