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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.


Any player on board a Ship will be able to see the wind blowing as a 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.

Sails & Speeds[]

Kiwhen on YouTube did his research on the different Speeds of different Sail placements with different wind directions:


  • The changing direction of the Wind is always the same direction for every location on the server.