What is Maelstrom?
Maelstrom is a weekly event that happens on Saturdays at 6.30PM (UK time). It takes place in Center Maw (C3).
The allied fleet must work together and fight their way through 3 waves of spawned Ships of the Damned. Each wave is more difficult than the last and the overall wave difficulty scales depending on the number and type of ships players bring.
The event is open to all players of any level as long as they bring at least a Sloop equipped with cannons.
An island has surfaced in Center Maw, where you can moor your ships. It contains a Crew recruiter, a Shipyardsman and a Cosmetics vendor. This means that in the events where you lose your ship during the battle, you can craft a raft or a sloop and hire crew to come back home.
How does it work?
■ Players must meet at the south-western island in C3 at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to alliance up and ensure they are fully prepared.
■ Once ready, players can start making their way to the yellow buoys (staging area).
■ At 6.30PM UK time, once players confirm they are ready, admins will announce and spawn the first wave of Ships of the Damned.
■ Admins will confirm the round can start, at which point players can leave the yellow buoy and start the fight.
■ Players can drop out at any time during the event if they manage to escape. However, they will not get any rewards for a wave that they did not complete.
■ Once the wave has been defeated, players can either regroup at the yellow buoy or have a small break for repairs if needed.
■ After the break, the next wave will start. It continues in this fashion until all waves are completed.
■ Prizes are given at the end of the event.
What can I win?
Legendary quality blueprint:
Each week, a different blueprint of Legendary quality is awarded for players who completed all 3 waves.
For each wave completed, players will receive points as follows:
■ Wave 1: 100 points
■ Wave 2: 200 points
■ Wave 3: 300 points
You can spend those points in our shop. We offer a nice range of packs, crew members, creatures and resources.
Loot and crew:
You can collect flotsam and hire crew left behind by Ships of the Damned that have been defeated.
■ Everyone must contribute, staying out of harms way and letting your team mates carry you is not allowed.
■ You can always drop out at any time during the event but you will not receive rewards for the waves you have not completed.
■ Remember you’re all in this together, so working as a team will make your life much easier.
■ You must at least bring a Sloop equipped with cannons.
■ Be on time for the event so you do not keep people waiting.
■ We will not refund or return any items or ships that are lost during the event.
■ We will only stop a round if all players ask for it.
■ PVP is not allowed on this island.
■ You can build one outpost per company for events purposes (i.e. 3×2 small hut with beds and storage boxes) but bases are not allowed.
■ The island contains a Crew recruiter, Shipyardsman and Cosmetics vendor so you can craft a raft or sloop and hire crew to come back home if you lose your ship during the event.
Below you can find the Ships of the Damned that you will have to defeat for each wave depending on the type of ship you bring.
■ Sloop → 2 Schooners
■ Schooner → 2 Schooners + 1 Brigantine
■ Brigantine → 2 Schooners + 2 Brigantines
■ Galleon → 2 Schooners + 3 Brigantines + 1 Galleon
■ Sloop → 1 Schooner + 1 Brigantine
■ Schooner → 1 Schooner + 2 Brigantines
■ Brigantine → 2 Schooners + 1 Brigantine + 1 Galleon
■ Galleon → 1 Schooner + 2 Brigantines + 2 Galleons
■ Sloop → 2 Brigantines
■ Schooner → 1 Schooner + 1 Brigantine + 1 Galleon
■ Brigantine → 2 Schooners + 2 Brigantines + 2 Galleons
■ Galleon → 1 Schooner + 2 Brigantines + 3 Galleons