Wow, day 5 already. Today was pretty crazy.
News is now generated randomly at cities. News consists of shortages or surpluses of random goods, and causes price increases/decreases as you’d expect. There’s now some real money to be made, out there.
Other captains are now randomly generated at cities around the map. They spawn with a destination city in mind, and when the ai doesn’t freak out and make them run aground, they sail to their destination and disembark.
I recorded a short gameplay gif, hoping to see another captain generated in my travels, but my starting city was an ideal economic hub, and I got distracted. I ran some wood and coffee back and forth enough to upgrade my lowly Caravel to a glorious Sloop. At which point I found a bug where my original ship was shown outside the city when I left (seemed to go away once I moved one square, so should be easy enough to iron out) and I realized the color I’d chosen for the Schooner is the same as the water color. So I sailed around a bit in the wicked fast, but pretty much invisible ship before calling it quits to go change that damn color. :/ Ya can’t win em all I guess.
This gif is animated, as usual.
Tomorrow – Sea battles!