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Captured during a ferry ride
« Topic Start: August 12, 2014, 06:25:23 PM »
I was captured on a ferry half way to my destination. There were like 20+ more hours till I was supposed to arrive.
Is this a bug or intended behaviour?

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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #1: August 12, 2014, 07:16:14 PM »
Boarded for customs inspection, and they found you hiding in the cargo hold!

...Ferry routes aren't (and shouldn't be) very different from normal routes. There are a very few exceptions. This is not one of them.
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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #2: August 13, 2014, 01:17:47 AM »
Yeah, it's just that I have never been captured while still on the road during travels.
Hence my question.

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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #3: August 13, 2014, 04:55:42 AM »
Yeah, it's just that I have never been captured while still on the road during travels.
Hence my question.

I believe it's possible at any turn, so you could be captured while traveling 16 hours between land points as well. Or if you delay arrival, etc. I think.

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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #4: August 13, 2014, 05:27:07 AM »
I believe it's possible at any turn, so you could be captured while traveling 16 hours between land points as well. Or if you delay arrival, etc. I think.
Hmmm.. amazing, I never thought of this before. I never been captured while travelling on roads or ferry ride before. Did the chance % go up suddenly?

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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #5: August 13, 2014, 07:16:51 AM »
Well, it is a percentage, so the Law of Large Numbers means someone will get hit by it eventually, given a large enough sample size.  I'd suggest it went "way up" if there were a bunch of people noticing it, in which case it would likely be a bug.

Otherwise, it's just always been there... there aren't many ferries on which to be captured, so the sample size is smaller.

Oh, and if I wasn't clear, by land points I mean one landlocked region to another, not a sea route.

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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #6: August 13, 2014, 02:41:50 PM »
Hmmm.. amazing, I never thought of this before. I never been captured while travelling on roads or ferry ride before. Did the chance % go up suddenly?
Well, characters normally travel with soldiers. So long as you have at least 1 healthy soldier, you cannot be captured while traveling.

Also, you can only be captured while traveling when in enemy lands. i.e.: traveling through a realm with which you are at war. And how often do you travel through enemy lands with no healthy solders?
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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #7: August 13, 2014, 05:00:56 PM »
Daang, that's kinda counterintuitive.
I figured that I'd have better luck with covert mission if I go alone with just a bunch of scouts rather than with an army.

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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #8: August 13, 2014, 05:10:21 PM »
Daang, that's kinda counterintuitive.
I figured that I'd have better luck with covert mission if I go alone with just a bunch of scouts rather than with an army.

If you have no guards to protect you, you're going to get captured.

If you have a unit, you're likely to get skirmished (and also captured), or simply involved in a battle.

Infiltrator skill makes it less likely that you will get captured as a lone commander in enemy territory, but there is no way to eliminate the risk entirely.
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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #9: August 13, 2014, 05:11:40 PM »
Daang, that's kinda counterintuitive.
I figured that I'd have better luck with covert mission if I go alone with just a bunch of scouts rather than with an army.

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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #10: August 14, 2014, 03:51:02 AM »
Commoners leading a unit of soldiers, that would be a fun sight to see.

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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #11: September 10, 2014, 09:36:03 PM »
Recently I was attacked by bandits while traveling without a unit and they stole my gold, it has been so long that I have gone anywhere without a unit that I forgot that could happen  >:(

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Re: Captured during a ferry ride
« Reply #12: September 10, 2014, 11:04:31 PM »
It is possible for it to happen even if you do have soldiers, if you carry enough gold with you.
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