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    Default Boats in the Safe Zone

    Part of a conversation from another thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Magefsx View Post
    I think I'll use this as a suggestion/queries thread... . We need one anyway

    Would it be possible to make boats placeable within the safezone/ buffer zone?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrnEyedDvl View Post
    Inside the Safe Zone we cannot set a rule that allows boats and nothing else.

    But there is a way around this, because of how the mine works. The mine starts at level 53-54 and is under the Safe Zone. So swim out in the water a bit, sink down to level 52 and place your boat under water. It will float to the surface and you can use it.

    I have an idea to solve this issue, a Dockyard.


    The idea is that you pay $100 for a boat via a Turnstile door in the Safe Zone and use it to go wherever you want. When you come back you go through the Turnstile from the other side and I pay you $100 to leave the boat.

    The goal would be to be revenue neutral for the server, but I also dont want boats left all over the Safe Zone. So if I charge you to get the boat so you dont have to swim across 1500 blocks of ocean inside the Safe Zone and Buffer Zone, but pay you to leave the boat so someone else can use it, then I avoid the boats left all over the place and also avoid having to create them all the time.


    Thoughts?

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    Default Re: Boats in the Safe Zone

    As an indirect comment- is there going to be a way of getting to both oceans by this system, so river through the middle of the safezone, or will you have two docks. Or just the one for the larger ocean.

    How are you going to store the boats- in chests, or left in the water- if it's the latter, they could be broken quite easily if things get cramped.
    What's to stop people just making boats, going into the system and claiming $100? Would it log that you have to take a boat out in order to put one back in again?

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    Default Re: Boats in the Safe Zone

    Yeah, I'd exploit that if I could just make a boat and get $100 by dropping it off in the safe zone.

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    Default Re: Boats in the Safe Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by Skivvies View Post
    Yeah, I'd exploit that if I could just make a boat and get $100 by dropping it off in the safe zone.
    You would have to swim wayyy out before you could place it.

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    Default Re: Boats in the Safe Zone

    Or, like you said, 10 blocks below water level

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    Default Re: Boats in the Safe Zone

    Dockyards seem like a fair enough idea, perhaps even allow people to buy small wharfs?

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    Default Re: Boats in the Safe Zone

    Yeah each faction could buy a wharf if their base is out that way to store boats and stuff and have a corresponding warf on the other side of the ocean
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    Default Re: Boats in the Safe Zone

    Or just, small sheds for people... ^^

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    Wharfs don't seem worth it, considering that most factions have faction portals at this point. The only people that actually need boats are new players trying to leave the safe zone.
    You're forgetting, Lindsay, that as a psychiatrist, I was a professional twice over - an analyst and a therapist. The world's first "analrapist".

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    Default Re: Boats in the Safe Zone

    If only boats had more use...

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    Default Re: Boats in the Safe Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat89 View Post
    Or, like you said, 10 blocks below water level
    I can easily change that.

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