Ports Of Call Forum Index Impressum / Contact
 

 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

What are ALL the ways to earn status?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ports Of Call Forum Index -> Ports Of Call Classic
View previous topic :: View next topic  

If you had twelve million dollars how would you spend your money?
I would buy a high-tech ship.
62%
 62%  [ 28 ]
I would buy a dozen low-cost ships.
37%
 37%  [ 17 ]
Total Votes : 45

Author Message
Gary Oak
PoC Frequent Visitor
Unlicensed
PoC Frequent Visitor<br>Unlicensed


Joined: 13 Feb 2003
Posts: 12
Location: Canada, please see my signature!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 6:08 am    Post subject: What are ALL the ways to earn status? Reply with quote

In the beginning, buying a ship will earn me one bar of status. I know I can steer my ships into different docks for extra status. Secondly, I can rescue the shipwrecked for another status. Then, I can steer my ship around icebergs for yet another status. What other ways of earning status are there? Idea
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JesperT
PoC Visitor
Unlicensed


Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Posts: 9
Location: Malmö, Sweden

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2003 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time you go around Kap Horn (South America) you get one status point.

Also, I recall that you get a point when you buy your first high-tech ship.

Regards Jesper
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gary Oak
PoC Frequent Visitor
Unlicensed
PoC Frequent Visitor<br>Unlicensed


Joined: 13 Feb 2003
Posts: 12
Location: Canada, please see my signature!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! Very Happy If you discover or remember any additional ways of getting status, could you please post them here?
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JesperT
PoC Visitor
Unlicensed


Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Posts: 9
Location: Malmö, Sweden

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome.

Just one thing - iirc you get one status point for each shipwrecked you rescue. otoh you lose one point every time you fail. I think the hardest part is to keep the speed and direction when you are near the raft. I often start to wiggle to ship around 'cause I think that I ain't near enough and then I either run in to the poor guy or he and I drift off the screen. But practice helps - I'm much better at it now although I suspect that with a real boat the chief would kill me for my abuse of the engines - all ahead full to get near and the all back full to slow down. Cool In reality this would probably damage the propellers. Tip: save the game often so you can reload if you sink the raft.

But I love this game since I first played it on my friends Amiga in "the good old days". It doesn't matter that it doesn't at all make use of my fancy gfx-card and my cpu could do lots of other stuff and still make the game run. I can sit for hours and keep track of what ships I have going to Karachi and when I last visited Hong Kong or trying to decide if I should try to repair my shelled boat in Basrah or cut my losses and sell it - "of course, all you get is $1500 - the rest goes to the bank". Very Happy

Regards Jesper - registered user
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gary Oak
PoC Frequent Visitor
Unlicensed
PoC Frequent Visitor<br>Unlicensed


Joined: 13 Feb 2003
Posts: 12
Location: Canada, please see my signature!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again! Very Happy Yes, it can be difficult to rescue the shipwrecked, but with practice, I can do it half of the time. Smile I loved this game since I started playing it on my old IBM 486SX. I sit for hours keeping track of what ships I have going to Cape Town and when I last visited Karachi or trying to decide if I should try to repair my damaged vessel in Vancouver or cut my losses and sell it.

That reminds me, which routes have the most shipwrecked?
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Terra Australis
PoC Frequent Visitor
Unlicensed
PoC Frequent Visitor<br>Unlicensed


Joined: 04 Aug 2003
Posts: 18
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ways to Gain Status :

- Rescue Shipwrecked

- Navigate through Ice Bergs

- Navigate through Coral Reefs

- Keep your ships well maintained 85% and above for pre owned, 100% for High Tech ships

- Keep a healthy bank balance and low mortgage

- Pay off your repayments on your ships fast

- Buy ships initially at the start when you get a good cash flow as this increases your asset levels and makes your company look more efficient.
(fully owned ships even at pre owned levels make your profit loss ratio look good).

- Visit your offices regularly as this reduces theft and also shows you run a tight ship both on and off the water.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Munsman
PoC Veteran
Platinum Licensee
PoC Veteran<br>Platinum Licensee


Joined: 03 Feb 2003
Posts: 297
Location: Klundert, The Netherlands

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've picked up a lot of shipwrecked near Cape Town. It's quite hard to do, but if I remember correctly you earn TWO status points if you make it!
_________________
_______________________________________
Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.
_______________________________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Olle P
PoC Veteran
Gold Licensee
PoC Veteran<br>Gold Licensee


Joined: 19 Aug 2004
Posts: 221
Location: Sweden

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd spend about 10M$ on large, pre owned ships.
These are, AFAIK, the most profitable around.

/Olle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ANR
PoC Veteran
Platinum Licensee
PoC Veteran<br>Platinum Licensee


Joined: 16 Nov 2003
Posts: 457
Location: Denmark

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would spend my money for the biggest ship i can get. I believe that in the end it is the best thing you can do. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sigge
PoC Visitor
Unlicensed


Joined: 07 Mar 2005
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For every "new" port you stear by hand into tou will receive status points.
This will nly work the first time you visit a new port but still you can make plenty status points this way....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
canadianpoc
PoC Visitor
Unlicensed


Joined: 15 Jul 2005
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sm/Med HI TEK SHIP=1 pt
RORO/LOLO=3 pt
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ports Of Call Forum Index -> Ports Of Call Classic All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group