I thought I would have a go at the Hourglass PvP thingy. I had absolutely no idea of what I was doing or indeed what to expect.
I set sail and investigated the hour glass in my cabin. I activated it and chose a side. The Red Flames, or whatever it’s called. 🤣
Nothing seemed to happen for a while and then suddenly. My ship went underwater. Again, not knowing what to expect, I didn’t know whether I have to manually surface or steer. But that was answered when I grabbed the wheel and try to navigate. Nothing happened. So I waited.
After about 2-3 minutes my ship surfaced and there was some chap on my ship with me, and a green ship just off to my port. I had no idea why there was another chap on my ship. I assumed the system has matched him to me. To be honest, I assumed I’d be fighting alone on my sloop, as I was alone when I activated the hourglass. I wasn’t sure if he was going to attack me. But we both started doing that jumping up and down thing. 🤣
I looked at the green ship next to me but there appeared to be nobody onboard. I wondered if it belonged to the player on my ship. Perhaps I spawned alongside him and he jumped over.
My mast kept catching fire. Though I could not see what or who was doing it. Was it the player on my ship? I had no idea. I put the fire out and the looked back over at the ship. Still no sign of life.
Anyway, he then jumps on my cannon and starts shooting at the other sloop, which does not retaliate. He then came off the cannon and I thought I’d have a go. I loosed one cannonball which hit the ship and it sunk. 😳. I got an Xbox achievement: You Gotta Fight, which told me I had won my first fight. I assume it was unrelated to the earlier I Don’t See Your Ship achievement, which I got when I solo killed a skelly sloop.
My flag value was 10k now. I wasn’t sure if that meant I was going to get 10k gold, which would have brought me to my 250k goal.
As I watched the green ship sink, the player on my ship with me attacked with a sword and killed me. 🤣 I have I idea why he did that. 🤣
When I’m respawned in I wasn’t sure if I was still in the Hour Glass PvP. I assumed I was as the front of my ship had a red glow. I tried to cancel the Hour Glass to return to normal play, but I was unable to. It seemed I had to visit a table at any outpost. So I headed to the nearest one.
The journey there was uneventful, but just as I was approaching it I get battle music and a message saying that a battle had commenced, though I could see no enemy ship. I docked and jumped onto land and went to the table to cancel my Hour Glass. However, I was told I could not cancel whilst in battle.
I then looked over at my ship and another sloop was approaching, which had a green glow on the front. He attacked my ship and sank it. No idea who it was but he sent a wheel message to me saying Sorry 🤣.
Then I was back in the normal game. Ah, but alas, I had lost that 10k gold/points.
A great experience. Very entertaining.
Thank you to the chap on my sloop, and the green ship crew who sank me. I had a blast 🤣