Traveler’s Quest 4.0: Getting Your Sea Legs

20120713-131313.jpg The main point of Sea Legs was to help with players who have other players near by, whom they don’t want to see maps for. This is usually husband/wife/significant others/family members who are playing with one another, but don’t want to pillage one another. You cannot see the other crew member’s treasures, but you can still trade through the store as you could before. It is still an insecure way to trade, which means there is a chance that another player may nab your goodies before the trade is complete.
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Traveler’s Quest: How much can traveling help your score?

Traveler’s Quest is a game about location, but not your average check-in game. Actually, there are no check-in’s at all in Traveler’s Quest.

Grumpy Lumpy from Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Your goal, detect treasure around you with your treasure detector, or buy maps to near by treasures. Then go to where the map leads you to pick up the treasure. Easy enough right? What if you lived in Florida, and took a froggie with you to Seattle, and another player picked up that treasure and took it to Australia?  That’s exactly what happened to this Grumpy little guy.  We’re guessing he doesn’t like to travel much, but he has definitely gone the distance, and all that traveling was definitely worth while!

Australian Grumpy Lumpy - Worth a bundle half way around the world!

The difference is a local Grumpy Lumpy that has only traveled 3 hours, or 200 miles north is worth 34 gold per day if he were buried, but our new Australian transplant is worth a whopping 293 gold per day if he is buried, or if he were to be sold to the local store, the owner would receive 2,934 gold.  While most players won’t travel this far, you can see how much traveling can help you reach the top of the leader boards!

 

Happy Hunting!

Hurricane Season Travel Information

Hurricane Season runs in different times for each ocean, sea or basin.  We often receive questions about when hurricane season is, and when the best time to travel would be if you needed to travel during hurricane season.  The information below changes on a season to season, and day to day basis, based on the conditions of the area and should ALWAYS be verified with the National Hurricane Center or the local authorities in the area you plan to visit.

Regular Hurricane Season Dates:

Atlantic, Carribean, Gulf of Mexico

June 1 – November 30

Northeast Pacific

May 15 – November 30

Central Pacific including Hawaiian Islands

June 1 – November 30

In each of these areas, based on historical data, which was completely ignored by the Atlantic hurricanes during the 2005 extremely active, record breaking Atlantic hurricane season, the best time to visit would be in June and July, and again in late October and November.  August,  September and early October are considered the height of the season which means there is a much greater chance of a hurricane in these waters at this time.  Hurricane Season is just that though, it is the time when hurricanes develop in these waters, therefore if you make plans to travel to these areas during the season, you should also have a backup plan, as well as travel insurance!

What would you do if you made travel plans in the Carribean during August, and a category 3 hurricane hits the island the week before you are scheduled to arrive?