A string of new boats are out from Rubber Bunny, Astral Tek, and Bandit (in world only), and boating enthusiasts are beside themselves with rumors that more great boats are on their way. Feral Marine is prepping for one (or is it it 3?) releases, Bandit has two more slated for summer (three if the crab ship finally breaks dry dock), and other manufacturers are racing to hit the summer boating market.
“This summer is the summer of water craft,” yelled the owner of Boating Monthly from his chair in a recently released hover boat. “Hang on for more goodies!”
The expansive destination of Antiquity is a late 18th century world that has been only partly civilized. There are royal courts and scenic parks, yet travelers looking to take part in royal intrigues or skirmishes on the sea still have to brave bandits and suspicious locals. There is something for everyone, all with SPD combat (optional) and a money HUD.
Travelers seeking to role play in this exciting destination may want to bring their own vessel for excitement on the seas (Furia – Blackstone Rose Shipyards link), or take a horse to speed along land journeys (Waterhorse link)
First time visitors are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the greeting room first, then can take a guided tour (which you can hop off when you like) to see this brave new world.
Introduction notecard follows after the jump if you want a head start: Read More
A visitor to Dutch Harbor stitched together a couple pics to show how the famous boating center is becoming a mercantile destination. GTFO vessels are now coming and going and a new commercial island has been formed to much applause.
This picture shows the Dixie Queen in the background, which is larger than the Dixie Belle.
Bandit Boats and the Mesh Shop have released the Dixie Belle (link), a 19th century paddleboat that has been expertly crafted and scripted.
Among the animations and spacious accommodations is a new addition to the boating world – a clever blackjack game. The boat is GTFO ready (no install required).
The Dixie Belle is only available in world at Dutch Harbor (link at right).
More information after the jump:
Dutch Harbor has doubled its GTFO docks, making the shopping and boating hub one of the most traveled destinations in the wider Blake area. Visitors have also reported that the island has added more stores and finally opened some of the tunnel network under the island to the public.
Travelers looking to see the explosive side of nature up close can go to Orwood, where a live volcano spews molten boulders on a protected waterway. Visitors and tour groups should follow this link: Volcano Orwood (link).
A new boat, a “skutje,” has been added to the list of boats available for viewing at Dutch Harbor. As with all of the craft created by Bandit, Boss, and the Mesh Shop, the craft is a high quality and unique product. It is however, not for sale.
Boat enthusiasts have been increasingly frustrated by the companies which are so committed to excellence that they fail to release some products. “They have as many finished projects as they do unfinished,” griped one customer.
“It’s a workload issue,” a staffer at Boating Triweekly Magazine. “Many of the unfinished craft are waiting for scripting and engine testing. What makes the consumers crazy is that they see the boat itself finished, but are told it’s ‘look, don’t touch.'”