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Chart decay rates

I'm pretty sure that storing charts on a ship makes them decay like a labour badge, while holding them on your pirate lets them decay like a rank badge. Also, I'm sure interarch charts last longer than standard ones, and storing on a ship makes them last longer than being logged in every day. Confirmation? --Piplicus 23:14 29th August 2005 (PDT)

So was I, until Wlada told me about his test (he bought two new maps—left one on his person and one on a ship; they both decayed after exactly one month). The issue I still need to test is whether not using a ship for a month affects the decay rate, but after a month I'll have to check the ship every day (so that could be tough to accurately test). Maybe chart decay used to be different, or maybe it was all a conspiracy theory to get new players to share their maps. =) – Yaten talk 04:41, 30 August 2005 (PDT)

Bumping this point, but - are we certain that charts decay after 30 days, and that interarch charts do not last longer? --Piplicus 09:12, 27 November 2005 (PST)

Check the discussion on User talk:Guppymomma/decaytest. --Guppymomma 09:23, 27 November 2005 (PST)


There should be redirects to here from "map", "maps" and "charts".

Excellent suggestion. I've added them all. --Barrister 11:39, 7 October 2005 (PDT)

Atlantis and Cursed Isles charts

Should we add a different heading regarding charts that lead to Atlantean Outposts? --Cecidrake 11:16, 5 September 2007 (PDT)

Yes, please do. Make sure to mention the whole no memming thing for them too :) --Guppymomma 14:52, 5 September 2007 (PDT)
Since the charts are not available yet to get through pillage and stuff I'm gonna hold the edit for a bit. I have a version of how the article would look like in my sandbox. I will work a bit more on it and add a few more historical notes so as to reflect the availability issue. --Cecidrake 20:37, 5 September 2007 (PDT)

Could we also add pictures of all the different map and chart types? --Rubbaduck 05:26, 14 November 2009 (PDT)

What different map and chart types? You mean the special Atlantis and CI charts? --Belthazar451 13:43, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
Updated images should be added to accurately depict the new charts for Atlantis and CI, as was mentioned above. I would put forth the effort if I had the knowledge to accomplish it, but alas, I do not. --Entharion 01:57, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
Updated images have been on the Atlantis and Cursed Isles articles for a while. I simply inserted one of those into the article. I could make an image with one Atlantis chart and one CI chart if people think it'd look better. --Belthazar451 05:28, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Will Atlantis and Cursed Isles charts hold their age if wrapped as presents? If so, it would be worth mentioning. --Raggedandy

Doubtful that wrapping them would stop aging. If it did, I'd consider it a bug, because the locations themselves dust. If you could somehow preserve one of those charts, the destination would probably be gone if you used it far enough past its original expiration date. --Thunderbird 07:34, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
Just tested this, right now...When I tried to wrap a Haunted Seas map, the game responded with "That item may not be wrapped"...I realize this is much later (two years) from the above, but I figured if it was worth asking, it's still worth answering (however much later)...  ;-)
-- Franklincain (t/c) 12:19, 11 July 2012 (PDT)

Color of Icon (for HS Map)

Just noticed this today -- the color of the skull's icon on a Haunted Seas map corresponds to the archipelago in which that map's adventure takes place!  :-)   Do not know if the color of the Vargas-glyph on a Cursed Isles map does the same. -- Franklincain (t/c) 12:15, 11 July 2012 (PDT)

Please enumerate Sea Monster Hunt types in this article

It is helpful to someone reading this article to enumerate the different types of Sea Monster Hunts, because the sentence already says "Sea Monster maps are the only way that a crew can gain access to...". There is a lot of confusion in the game now because Atlantis is known to Jobbers and Navvers as "Sea Monster Hunt" or "SMH" while Haunted Seas is known as "HS" and Cursed Isles is known as "CI" but neither of the latter two are known to general Jobbers or Navvers as "SMH". This is a distinction only found in Official game documentation and YPPedia. Chupchup 22:44, 9 June 2014 (PDT)

The sea monster link (and that article title itself) might also cause confusion. Once you find out what a "sea monster" is, it's very hard to accept that a "sea monster hunt" involves anything apart from chasing/shooting/blowing up these Atlantean beasties. --Therobotdude 02:35, 10 June 2014 (PDT)
I presume that, once they've released the kraken (grin), the kraken will be incorporated into the "sea monster" article itself, and the kraken hunt will be added into the list of SMHs... -- Franklincain (t/c) 06:47, 10 June 2014 (PDT)

Expedition maps

As far as I'm aware, all expedition maps decay in up to 3 calendar days (the exception is if a map has aged at an explorer hall). This was determined from five minutes' testing, can anyone confirm this? --Therobotdude 03:58, 10 June 2014 (PDT)

Also, this article states that the Yeti expedition can be awarded in map form. This conflicts with the expedition article which states it can only be obtained from brigands/barbarians. Which is true? --Therobotdude 03:58, 10 June 2014 (PDT)

I don't see a conflict, since maps can be won from brigands and barbarians. Chupchup 07:33, 10 June 2014 (PDT)
Aye, but a map? a chart-like object that one holds in the 'charts' section of the booty panel? I haven't seen brigands giving away one of those that leads to a yeti (yet) --Therobotdude 17:53, 10 June 2014 (PDT)

Map Calendar not needed for Obsidian

Given that this page is an article about charts in general, a calendar for a specific ocean's schedule should not be included. Since this date-based rotation is (by its very date-based nature) subject to change as time goes by, such a "feature" would always need to be updated.

The text in the paragraph describing how this rotation works should be sufficient just by tself.

Thanks. -- Franklincain (t/c)

Did you read the wiki source for the calendar? It is programmed with templates, not hardcoded with specific dates, and so will be current and valid for as long as Grey Havens adheres to the published schedule. Chupchup 04:48, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Good to know.  ;-) Thanks. -- Franklincain (t/c)