Ahoy Cadet! Thar be new ships!

May 14, 2014 11:54 am Published by in , . Leave a Comment

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Its been while since the last blog post update, there have been a significant amount of changes, updates and new additions.

Lets start with our new rank; Cadet. Cadet is our new first rank after Deckhand. The jump from deckhand to Sailor was a big one and the gap needed closing, So a competition was created to pick a name for this rank, Cadet winning between the staff & community and is achievable with 10 hours gameplay, 5000 blocks broken and 5000 blocks walked on foot.

Congratulations to our first Competition winners!

  • SuperGL with Cadet – Custom Diamond Sword
  • CrazyPirate1  with Buccaneer – Custom Diamond Sword
  • Markusi13 with Navigator – Custom Diamond Sword
  • shiphoo with Matey – Custom Diamond Sword

Kits

With a rank introduction I also refreshed Gunner and Boatswain /kits.

Gunner Kit: 3 TNT, 20 Sulphur (Gun Powder), 20 Arrows, 1 Fire Enhanced bow, 1 Pair of Iron leggings. Redeemable every 3.5 hours.

Boatswain Kit: 2 Ender Pearls, 1 Pumpkin Pie, 1 Lead, 1 Iron Helmet with waterworker:2 & respiration:2, 2 Large fireworks.

Cannons

Cannons are now fire-able by all ranks, Sailors can now load them but Gunners are still the only class able to create cannons, In addition to the permission change I have added 2 new projectiles that can be fired from a Cannon, TNT and Fireworks.

tnt_icon32Clusterbomb; This is the most magnificent projectile, load a block of TNT into a cannons and rain hell on your enemies.

Grid_Firework_RocketIncendiary; Fireworks not only have a magnificent display on impact area but sets the surrounding area on fire.

New cannon types were added for Gunner too, Iron cannon and Mortar, Both 2x Iron blocks, Mortars face Vertical and Cannons horizontal.

Auto-reloading was activated for all cannons, You simply need a chest; they will transfer gunpowder and a projectile to the cannon before firing. A cannon can auto reload when fired with redstone or when fired by a player.

MoreBows & MorePotions

I added these plugins to expand the Bows and Potions in-game to create some more fruitful gameplay, A dedicated page for activated Bows, Potions and in the near future More Swords will be created soon, for now you can reference MoreBows and MorePotions developer pages for recipes.

Fleet of new ship types

I couldn’t have a new Rank without introducing new minecraft moving ship types, Welcome the Dhow (Cadet), Schooner (Sailor), Submarine (Sailor), Brig (Carpenter), Frigate (Gunner), Galleon (Boatswain) and Manowar (Lieutenant, Commander & Captain) There will be two more ships to come for Commander and Captain soon!

Here is a specification sheet of each ship that can be created, for each ship you need to have the right rank and meet its requirements, use the ship name on a sign and movecraft will alert you of problems.

Dhow

A lateen-rigged ship with one or two masts, used chiefly in the Arabian region.

The Dhow is a small ship, a starting ship to test the waters, Its for Cadet, that falls between Deckhand and Sailor, It may be small but its snappy! Block are limited to “light” or wood based blocks, you can’t use stone on Dhow’s, here are the current stats:

  • Cadet Rank
  • Minimum Size: 25 Blocks
  • Maximum Size: 150 Blocks
  • Speed: 6.5
  • 25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.
  • Sink Percent: 5% Required blocks
  • Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.
  • Allowed Blocks:
    5 17 20 25 26 29 33 34 35 47 50 53 55 58 61 62 63 64 65 68 69 70 71 72 75 76 77 85 89 92 93 94 95 96 101 102 107 113 123 124 125 126 130 131 134 135 136 140 143 144 147 148 149 150 151 152 158 159 160 162 163 164 171 172 173 389

You can view a dynamic blocks ID’s and items list on this website, and for further detailed information on Ship Types and detailed information visit the Ships and Cannons page.

“Ship” Ship type, re-named to Schooner

To go with the new additions, I also decided to re-name and adjust current ships, their now all 3x faster! Schooners are available to Sailors and above.

How to make a Dhow minecraft ship for PirateCraft

Schooner

A sailing ship with two or more masts, typically with the foremast smaller than the mainmast.

  • Sailor Rank
  • Minimum Size: 150 Blocks
  • Maximum Size: 500 Blocks
  • Speed: 7.5
  • 25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.
  • Sink Percent: 20% Required blocks
  • Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.
  • Allowed Blocks:
    5 10 11 17 20 25 26 29 33 34 35 41 44 47 49 50 53 54 55 57 58 61 62 63 64 65 68 69 70 71 72 75 76 77 82 85 87 89 92 93 94 95 96 98 101 102 107 109 112 113 114 116 117 118 122 123 124 125 126 130 131 133 134 135 136 138 139 140 143 144 145 147 148 149 150 151 152 154 155 156 158 159 160 162 163 164 171 172 173 389

Submarine

This is the first ship type this is different from the rest, The submarine is designed to work under water, allowing you to change heights. 5% Iron is required and this ship type also burns fuel, Coal in an onboard furnace.

A warship with a streamlined hull designed to operate completely submerged in the sea for long periods, equipped with a periscope and typically armed with torpedoes or missiles.

  • Sailor Rank
  • Minimum Size: 300 Blocks
  • Maximum Size: 600 Blocks
  • Speed: 5.5
  • It can cruise
  • 5% Iron blocks Needed.
  • Sink Percent: 10% Required blocks
  • Fuel burn rate: 1.0
  • Works at Min-height: 10 to Max-height: 67.
  • Allowed Blocks:
     5 10 11 17 20 23 25 26 29 33 34 35 41 42 43 44 47 49 50 53 54 55 57 58 61 62 63 64 65 68 69 70 71 72 75 76 77 82 85 87 89 92 93 94 95 96 101 102 107 109 112 113 114 116 117 118 122 123 124 125 126 130 131 133 134 135 136 138 139 140 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 154 155 156 157 158 159 163 171 172 173

Brig

A two-masted square-rigged ship, typically having an additional lower fore-and-aft sail on the gaff and a boom to the mainmast.

  • Carpenter Rank
  • Minimum Size: 500 Blocks
  • Maximum Size: 750 Blocks
  • Speed: 7.8
  • 25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.
  • Sink Percent: 40% Required blocks
  • Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.
  • Allowed Blocks:
     5 10 11 17 20 25 26 29 33 34 35 41 44 47 49 50 53 54 55 57 58 61 62 63 64 65 68 69 70 71 72 75 76 77 82 85 87 89 92 93 94 95 96 98 101 102 107 109 112 113 114 116 117 118 122 123 124 125 126 130 131 133 134 135 136 138 139 140 143 144 145 147 148 149 150 151 152 154 155 156 158 159 160 162 163 164 171 172 173 389

Frigate

A warship with a mixed armament, generally lighter than a destroyer (in the US navy, heavier) and of a kind originally introduced for convoy escort work.

  • Gunner Rank
  • Minimum Size: 750 Blocks
  • Maximum Size: 1250 Blocks
  • Speed: 8.0
  • 25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.
  • Sink Percent: 50% Required blocks
  • Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.
  • Allowed Blocks:
     5 10 11 17 20 25 26 29 33 34 35 41 44 47 49 50 53 54 55 57 58 61 62 63 64 65 68 69 70 71 72 75 76 77 82 85 87 89 92 93 94 95 96 98 101 102 107 109 112 113 114 116 117 118 122 123 124 125 126 130 131 133 134 135 136 138 139 140 143 144 145 147 148 149 150 151 152 154 155 156 158 159 160 162 163 164 171 172 173 389

Galleon

A sailing ship in use (especially by Spain) from the 15th to the 18th centuries, originally as a warship, later for trade. Galleons were typically square-rigged and had three or more decks and masts.
“a Spanish treasure galleon wrecked off the Florida Keys”
  • Boatswain Rank
  • Minimum Size: 1250 Blocks
  • Maximum Size: 1650 Blocks
  • Speed: 8.0
  • 25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.
  • Sink Percent: 60% Required blocks
  • Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.
  • Allowed Blocks:
    5 10 11 17 20 25 26 29 33 34 35 41 44 47 49 50 53 54 55 57 58 61 62 63 64 65 68 69 70 71 72 75 76 77 82 85 87 89 92 93 94 95 96 98 101 102 107 109 112 113 114 116 117 118 122 123 124 125 126 130 131 133 134 135 136 138 139 140 143 144 145 147 148 149 150 151 152 154 155 156 158 159 160 162 163 164 171 172 173 389

Manowar

 An armed sailing ship.

  • Lieutenant Rank
  • Minimum Size: 1650 Blocks
  • Maximum Size: 2500 Blocks
  • Speed: 5.5
  • 25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.
  • Sink Percent: 70% Required blocks
  • Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.
  • Allowed Blocks:
    5 10 11 17 20 25 26 29 33 34 35 41 44 47 49 50 53 54 55 57 58 61 62 63 64 65 68 69 70 71 72 75 76 77 82 85 87 89 92 93 94 95 96 98 101 102 107 109 112 113 114 116 117 118 122 123 124 125 126 130 131 133 134 135 136 138 139 140 143 144 145 147 148 149 150 151 152 154 155 156 158 159 160 162 163 164 171 172 173 389

 

We still have amazing plans for PirateCraft, So get building!

 

 

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The founder of PirateCraft, Administrator, Systems Operator, Peace keeper.

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