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This page migrated from Wikicities (now Wikia) in July, 2005. The following contributors agreed to relicense their material here:
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/Archive1 -- 12 July 2006

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Missing bodies

I didn't know where else to put this[1]. It's a bodyless portrait. --Barrister 00:56, 18 April 2006 (PDT)

Huh. I wonder if it was done with some special OM-wingding, or if it was done with one of those bodyless bugs which used to crop up...Anyway, maybe just create a new category, "Special Portraits," and give links to these sorts of things when they come up?--Emufarmers 01:08, 18 April 2006 (PDT)
Thunderbird's got one like that on Ice. It's from taking a portrait as a skellie. Apparently, when he tried again last night he got "Arr, the curse that be upon ye prevents yer image from being captured."--Fiddler 04:42, 18 April 2006 (PDT)

Pricing

It would be nice to mention how multiple prints work, and how much they cost, since this sometimes causes confusion. I know the following figures for extra prints:

Single pirate portrait: 5000
Four pirate portrait: 5750
Six pirates in a seven-pirate portrait: 6500

This leads me to believe that prints cost 5000 + 250 * x, where x is the number of spaces for other pirates in the background not counting yourself. I'm no portrait expert though, so I'll leave putting in the details to someone that knows more. --Ruby_spoon 06:40 3 October 2005 (PDT)

I know it's been a while, but yes, that formula is correct. Do prints have doubloon costs, too? --Barrister 02:51, 18 April 2006 (PDT)
Investigative work says aye - prints cost 7 doubloons each. --Sagacious 02:54, 18 April 2006 (PDT)
Even for the large, two-row portraits? --Barrister 03:34, 18 April 2006 (PDT)
According to the ocean doubloon cost sheet for Sage and Viridian, it just lists Portrait Print once and says it costs 7 doubloons. One assumes that it is just a flat-rate charge per print. --Sagacious 03:43, 18 April 2006 (PDT)

Familiars & Injuries

Should probably add pictures of how these look as well just to be complete. --Guppymomma 09:03, 2 September 2005 (PDT)

Agreed. Buri's gallery has injuries galore: http://midnight.puzzlepirates.com/yoweb/gallery/?pirate=Buri --Barrister 10:20, 2 September 2005 (PDT)
The familiars and injuries have been added. However, I have one minor question. Should I also include the peglegs with fancy boots on? Thanks in advance.--Zyborg22 13:19, 4 September 2005 (PDT)
Hooks appear to come in different colours, it would be nice if the range and causes could be established. Comapre Amariyah's hook with Kmf's one here: http://midnight.puzzlepirates.com/yoweb/gallery/portrait.wm?pirate=kmf&itemid=3925754 --Ruby_spoon 13:50, 2 October 2005 (PDT)
That may just be a throwback to the colour filter problems that used to mess up striped shirs so horribly. Maybe Nemo could be peruaded to take a look and give an opinion?--Vurogj 15:39, 2 October 2005 (PDT)

Globe Limit

Per this post, it appears that the globe is 98% - possibly lower. Or, possibly, it's hand-tuned per ocean to be a specific number of points. 360 would be a nice, round number. --AtteSmythe 12:32, 28 October 2005 (PDT)

Fisheye

Does the monacle have to be equipped? The other trinkets do.... --Barrister 11:27, 10 April 2006 (PDT)

Clio Items

Items that claim to be held in Clio's gallery are no longer there and the gallery links are booched. --Sagacious 13:27, 10 April 2006 (PDT)

On testing of the funny glasses

You can't rack or shove funny glasses in your wardrobe, because of their 24-hour lifespan. HOWEVER, a few enterprising players decided to wrap pairs of funny glasses in gift wrap. Time will tell if this actually preserved them, or if it was just a 1k waste of PoE. This is the only way we could test the continued avaliability funny glasses in portraits without godly intervention. (Figured I should explain my allusions from the article.) --Ponytailguy 15:49, 15 May 2006 (PDT)

Yeah, I have one pair of glasses wrapped on both subscription oceans, with smelly captions. --Thunderbird 15:54, 15 May 2006 (PDT)
Also note that if you are wearing clothing from a tailor rack (last I checked), you cannot get a portrait at all. --Thunderbird 15:56, 15 May 2006 (PDT)
I'm reckoning the idea of wrapping the glasses might fail...because the aging of a wrapped item includes +1 day for the day it was wrapped and the day it was unwrapped. I suspect it might just take one log-off while holding the glasses to dust them. --Sagacious (talk) 16:03, 15 May 2006 (PDT)
You don't have to log off to make a portrait, or be silly on the docks with your glasses. --Ponytailguy 16:10, 15 May 2006 (PDT)
I've heard of that before, I tried it with my Santa hat and didn't let me wrap it. Weird. Also, I'm not sure about the Halloween masks, but yeah. I think it's true. Puzzle Pirates most likely made gidts not decay so you can give it to your friends when they log in. (And maybe some early Christmas Shopping *Wink*) --Whitepirated 22:55, 10 January 2009 (PDT)

Formatting

With the edit to hook related articles to sections using {{main}}, information about how clothing, skin/hair colour, injuries and familiars are produced in a portrait is now separated and somewhat scattered across the sections. Is there a better way to present the information and link to the articles without being redundant? Gail 14:17, 12 July 2006 (PDT)

Free portraits

So I added what I knew/figured out about the free portraits. It doesn't seem like much. Is there anything else known about the portrait missions? Ghap 22:20, 17 October 2006 (PDT)

There was a heated debate on greeter chat about the requirements for the free portrait mission. Most people seemed to think that you needed to buy clothes, though it seems to me that all you need to do is *have* an extra clothes item in your inventory. From there, if the mission does not appear, one would simply need to log out and back in to see the mission. Would anyone care to try this? Meaning, player A trades a spare bandana to player B. Player B can't see the mission yet (in theory), even with the bandana, but Player B logs out and back in, and presto, it is there? I'd appreciate it if someone were to test it and say "yes, it works" or "no, it doesn't work" so whoever posts will know the answer first-hand. X-Kal 19:42, 21 January 2008 (PST)
I just did a couple of tests. I took a unsubbed account and created a new pirate. No free portrait mission. The new pirate did the "Learn about your items" mission and received a bandana. No free portrait mission appeared afterwards. The new pirate traded with another pirate and received another new bandana. No free portrait mission appeared afterwards, even after logging out and back in. The new pirate purchased a bandana off the rack. The free portrait mission appeared. This is where this gets interesting. I then deleted that pirate on that account and created another new pirate. The free portrait item appeared immediately without doing any missions, trades or purchases. I then took another account and created a third new pirate. No free portrait mission appeared. Again purchased an item off of a rack and the free portrait mission appeared.
It appears to me that the free portrait mission appears on an account (all pirates) after an item has been purchased (probably doesn't matter what condition - new or old). Trading an item to a new pirate does not make the mission appear. -- Cedarwings (talk) 03:08, 22 January 2008 (PST)
I went to do one more test. I used the free portrait on my main character over a year ago. Now, I am finding that I can still do that with my alt on the same account, too, without having to buy anything extra. The alt does not have any clothes on hand - just rags. I believe that the conclusion is that, in order to qualify for a free portrait, you need to buy something from a clothes stall or shoppe on ANY pirate for that account. When you have done that, all your current and future alts have access to the free portrait. This applies to all oceans, too. If I buy a bandana with my character on Sage, my pirate on Viridian suddenly has access to a free portrait. A pirate should not lose access to the mission unless they have the free portrait already. Unless they are on the wrong island, and then they will need to move to a new island and wait a few moments for the mission to appear properly. X-Kal 00:54, 24 January 2008 (PST)

According to the most recent Release Notes, you no longer need to have purchased clothing from a stall in order to get this mission. I have removed that outdated information, and cleaned the section up so it is more clear. If I missed anything, feel free to make corrections, as always. X-Kal 22:21, 5 February 2008 (PST)

Categories

With so many sub-pages, perhaps there should be a "Portraits" category, rather than listing them all as Items/Furniture. --JasonHaffner 23:56, 15 December 2006 (PST)

I like it. Go for it. --Barrister 00:35, 16 December 2006 (PST)
Aye, especially since portraits aren't really furniture unless framed (was this changed at some time ?). --Alfwyn 05:35, 19 March 2008 (PDT)

New male pegleg look with the curled boot

I'll let someone else that's been doing the cropping nab this one so it looks similar. Linke from Nikogold: http://viridian.puzzlepirates.com/yoweb/gallery/portrait.wm?pirate=Vsmeifudare&itemid=14593870 --Guppymomma 07:44, 8 November 2007 (PST)

Adding items before their pictures are found

I though it was commonplace to wait for things to be spotted, and not add them without actual proof of existance, and not just looking through the code directories to see what's been added to the game? Or is that only on the trophies page that that applies? As the spoiler rule really only states that it applies to the forums and not the wiki... Klostro 00:30, 7 February 2008 (PST)

Beyond the ringer portrait that was removed, it was also in the news for a bit, so it's more iffy ground. This is a more fuzzy case and the existence has been confirmed in game due to those things (even if they were removed), it's fine to add a placeholder link so people can more easily upload the image when it's seen. If you would like to double check on this, you can discuss it with Eurydice who is the wiki OM. --Guppymomma 07:02, 7 February 2008 (PST)

There's one trophy, there's nothing in the style guide, and it's not ugly this time.

The reversion of my addition of the daffodil trigger is spurious, and the reasons specious.

Previous objections to the addition of trophy triggers (to which I assent) centered around the attractiveness of the result. In this case, I challenge anyone to say the result was unattractive.

Further, it's useful information. Maybe people don't feel like wasting clicks and bandwidth to go to the trophy page. What's the harm in having this particular trigger? Absolutely nothing.

I reiterate my request that if you really feel strongly about this "rule", that you make it a rule. Put it in the style guide. I bet you'd get objections. Billynoleg 17:32, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

You're completely right. There is no formal rule. Accordingly, I have proposed a new rule and added my full reasoning. --Barrister 19:32, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Competition Portraits

Pirates can now win portraits from competitions [2][3]. I feel there should be a mention in the introduction, and possibly a small details section here linking to the Competition page. Maybe it could be merged with the free portraits section? --Therobotdude 07:46, 15 August 2013 (PDT)

Added these two items (section here, additional info on competition portrait backgrounds and cleanup may be needed. --Therobotdude 09:11, 15 August 2013 (PDT)

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