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Topic Subject: In Sawu, arriving trade ships don't go immediately to an empty dock
posted 03-09-22 10:30 ET (US)   
I'm in Sawu, and I have three docks, in different parts of the city. I'm aware of the recommendation to have one highly efficient dock, but I have three docks because my imports and exports are specific to different parts of the city.

What is now the "third" dock was the first actually built, but I demolished it and then built three -- one on the main lobe on the main landmass, one to the northwest on the northern strip (that I call Dabrankhs), and one near to the immigration/caravan entry point. I built them in that order, with about a month between them, so they would appear internally in that sequence. (The third was the one that had been the first, but now it was the third.)

I was expecting the ships to visit the docks in that order (one is the closest to the ship entry point, then two, then three) but the traffic is all confused. In particular, a ship will come to a dock, anchor off shore and "wait for a free dock"; even though there ARE no other ships near or headed toward that dock. (But I noticed that a ship would tend to be loading or unloading at a DIFFERENT dock then.)

I was expecting much smoother marine traffic; I specifically planned things so the "runup" (distance from one dock to another) would be fairly small going to docks two and three; I thought that would smooth thing out well. (When I did On that way shipping ran VERY smooth.)

Any ideas?

Henipatra
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posted 03-09-22 14:30 ET (US)     1 / 1  
a ship will come to a dock, anchor off shore and "wait for a free dock"; even though there ARE no other ships near or headed toward that dock
A ship decides where to go when it enters the map. If a ship goes to a waiting spot, I expect that when it entered the map all docks were "reserved" (either had ships trading or had ships sailing directly to the dock). That may not be true when it arrives at the waiting spot.

If a ship enters the map when there appear to be at least one "unreserved" dock and sails to a waiting spot, I'd appreciate it if you would send a saved game (which when run will show a ship doing that) to the address in my profile (mentioning Pharaoh in the email subject).
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