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Posted on 2008-03-08 16:09:11 | Show thread starter's posts only

I have combined the information from the Fishing Guide  and the "original" Shell Guide plus information gathered on my own.

If you have any questions or comments please create a thread in the discussion area.


I have listed the information 3 ways.
The first entry is by shell level and type
The second is by beach location
The third lists cities/ islands and the shells you can collect there.
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***There are 7 cities that you can not enter the fishing/offshore area from the high seas, you must enter from the Docker.  These cities are:
Stockholm
Reykjavik
Dakar
Mozambique
Suez
Bombay
Semarang

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Shell Names listed by level w/ locations

(B) - Indicates beach location (confirmed collection)
(F) - Indicates fishing offshore (confirmed collection)
(B&F) - Indicates both beach and offshore fishing (confirmed collection).

Net level may affect shell collection level. (I did catch a few level 6 shells with a level 1 net). However, though you may catch shells you will not gain fishing experience if your net (fishing skill level) is not high enough to catch fish at a given location.  Therefore:

(F) indicates a level 1 fishing net may be used and you will get fishing experience (ie. lowest level fish at location is level 1, 2, or 3.)
(F) indicates a level 4 - skill 31 (or 7 - skill 61) fishing net should be used so you will get fishing experience (ie. lowest level fish at location is level 4, 5, or 6.)


Level 1 Shells
Siebold's Cone....................Athens (B&F), Sardinia (B)
Keyhole Limpet...................Alexandria (B&F), Limons (B), Mallorca (B), Thasos (B)
Trumpet Triton ....................Istanbul (F), Limons (B), Mallorca (B), Thasos (B)
Mantle top..........................Corsica (B), Crete (B), Limons (B), Sardinia (B), Sicily (B) Venice (F)
Bull's-mouth Helmet.............Beirut (F), Sardinia (B)

Level 2 Shells
Lettered Cone......................Athens (B&F), Barcelona (F), Crete (B),Limons (B), Sardinia (B)
Queen Tegula......................Alexandria (B&F), Algiers (F), Mallorca (B), Venice (F)
Chambered Nautilus.............Corsica (B), Crete (B), Genoa (B&F), Istanbul (F), Limons (B), Sicily (B)
The Princely Cone................Beirut (F), Crete (B), Sardinia (B)
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Level 3 Shells
Imperial Delphinula................Barcelona (F), Corsica (B), Faial (B), Madeira (B&F), Sicily (B)
Tapestry Turban....................Algiers (F), Corsica (B),Crete (B), Faial (B), Lisbon (F), Santa Maria (B) Seville (F), Sicily (B)
Cone-shaped Top .................Corsica (B), Genoa (B&F), Las Palmas (B), Santa Maria (B), Sicily (B)
Pallid Carrier.........................Amsterdam (F), Bordeaux (F), Dakar (F), Stockholm (B&F)

Level 4 Shells
Starry Carrier.........................Santa Maria (B), Seville (F)
Sunflower Starry Carrier..........Las Palmas (B), Madeira (B&F), Santa Maria (B)
Linneaus...............................Cape Town (F), London (F), Reykjavik (B&F)
Comercial Trochus.................Lisbon (F)

Level 5 Shells
Natica tigrina.........................Aden (F), Hamburg (F), Mozambique(B&F), Suez (F), Oslo (F)
Charonia tritonis.....................Bombay (B&F)
Cymantium pileare.................Malacca (F), Taiwan (B), Semerang(F), Tourane (B)
Great Green Turban................Santa Maria (B)

Level 6 Shells
Chiragra-Spider-Conch.............Nagasaki (F), Quanzhou (F), Seoul (F), Taiwan (B)
Banded Tun............................Amsterdam (F), Bordeaux (F), Stockholm (B&F)
Cymatium pileare....................Dakar (F), Santa Maria (B)
Tonna.....................................Edo (F)
Precious Wentletrap................Zighu (F), Passport area (F)

Level 7 Shells
Ficus subintermedius...............London (F), Reykjavik (B&F)
Cymatium femorale..................Aden (F), Suez (F)
Murex haustellum....................Cape Town (F), Mozambique (B&F)
Dwarf Horned Helmet...............Bombay (B&F)

Level 8 Shells
Flame Horned Helmet..............Nagasaki (F), Quanzhu (F), Seoul (F), Taiwan (B), Tourane (B)
Ptrynotus aparii.......................Mallaca (F),  Taiwan (B), Semerang (F)
Cymantium Sarcostomum........Hamburg (F), Oslo (F)


Level 9 Shells
Rooster Tail Conch...................Edo (F)
Laciniate-Conch.......................Zhigu (F), Passport area (F)

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#2
Posted on 2008-03-14 10:19:51 | Show thread starter's posts only

Notes
Beach shell drop times are further apart and more irregular as the levels of shells increases.
For instance in Taiwan; Got one drop of 5 level 6, and 10 level 8 shells in a four game day period.  (I got bored of waiting after that, so I have no idea how long it is until the next level 8 drop). But a few hours later, I got 3 separate drops of the 5 level 5 shells and one level 6&8 drop in a 4 game day period.
Then I tried again 2 days later spent 3 in game days and got no shells at all.

I suggest using a level 61 net in the higher level cities of Asia.  My catch times seemed better.

Coin & Reputation (when authenticated), and NPC Resale value
All prices, reputation and value are by Level
Each type of shell can only be authenticated once!!

Level 1; 500 coin, 40 reputation, 15 coin resale
Level 2; 758 coin, 80 reputation, 25 coin resale
Level 3; 967 coin, 120 reputation, 35 coin resale
Level 4; 1149 coin, 160 reputation, 45 coin resale
Level 5; 1313 coin, 200 reputation, 55 coin resale
Level 6; 1465 coin, 240 reputation, 65 coin resale
Level 7; 1607 coin, 280 reputation, 75 coin resale
Level 8; 1741 coin, 320 reputation, 85 coin resale
Level 9; 1869 coin, 360 reputation, 95 coin resale

*note only level 6 Precious Wentletrap is different, got 1645 coin and 240 reputation (possible typo?).



The following shells were reported in the other guides;
Cape Town, Luanda, London, Reykjavik - L4 Starry Carrier
Accra, Genoa, Mogadishu - unknown L4
Mogadishu, - Unknown L6
Mogadishu, Zhigu - Unknown L8

I have fished for a minimum of at least one hour in each of these cities and have not collected any of them.  I believe they were misreported in the earlier guides.
Please let me know if you find out otherwise!




Stetting Up for Fishing: How to fish for Shells (and not get fish + how not to lose SP)

First, buy 6 items from the trader. (I suggest the lightest and cheapest goods)
Spread the 6 items - one per slot - filling up the "goods" section of your ship property, so that you can not "hold any fish" on your ship.  
To do this hold the shift key then click on the slot with the 6 items. Type a one in the box that pops up,  then click yes, then mouse it over to an empty slot. Split the rest of the items using the shift key, until they are distributed.

When caught, the shells will show up in the "Article" section of your ships property.
You will still get fishing experience even though you can't hold the fish! (as long as you fish in an area that your net level could catch fish).

Next, wear the best labor suit you can. Either the Intensive (random skill 32, SP recovery speed 100%), Expert (random skill 62, SP recovery speed 200%) or Master (random skill 92, SP recovery speed 300%). [Low level, Hi-level and Secondary Labor suits don't give you faster SP recovery]
Fishing while wearing a labor suit that gives you faster SP recovery really helps.
I'm not sure if there is jewelery that recovers SP automatically, if there is that would be good to wear.

Bring SP potions!  (I have found I don't need to stop or use potions while wearing a master suit)

Now go fish!

You will be tempted to go AFK, but don't leave for long amounts of time because your fishing shoal will run out of fish AND there are certain players who love to attack AFK and lower level players!!

You can catch higher level shells with a level 1 net.  But I have noticed you do not gain any fishing experience when catching shells, cannonballs, metals etc.  And, the drops/catches of the higher shells are much slower than the lower levels.  Plus your net will loose durability even though you are not catching anything.  So, it is NOT beneficial to fish in an area with fish higher in level than your net can catch.

I am not sure what the fishing skill level to shell level catch ratio is, but for instance at fishing level 23 (not able to catch level 7 fish) in London (fish level 3 & 7?) I caught only 4 shells in one hour (3 level 4 and 1 level 7)... and in Hamburg ( fish level 4,7,8 and level 5&8 shells) I didn't get even one shell in one hour.  Is there a correlation? You decide.

- Ele

[ Last edited by xanthian31 at 2011-5-11 15:54 ]

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Posted on 2008-03-23 11:13:28 | Show thread starter's posts only

Shells on Beaches (listed by city)

Athens:
L1 - Seibolds Cone, L2 - Lettered Cone

Alaxandria:
L1 - Keyhole Limpet, L2 - Queen Tegula

Crete:

L1 - Mantle Top,  L2 - Chambered Nautilus, L2 - Princely Cone, L2 - Lettered Cone, L3 - Tapestry Turban

Thasos:
L1 - Trumpet Triton, L1 - Keyhole Limpet

Limons:
L1 - Mantle Top, L1 - Trumpet Triton, L1 - Keyhole Limpet, L2 - Chambered Nautilus, L2 - Lettered Cone

Corsica:
L1 - Mantle Top,  L2 - Chambered Nautilus, L3 - Imperial Delphinula, L3 - Cone Shaped Top, L3 - Tapestry Turban

Sicily:
L1 - Mantle Top, L2 - Chambered Nautilus, L3 - Imperial Delphinula, L3 - Cone Shaped Top, L3 - Tapestry Turban

Mallorca:
L1 - Trumpet Triton, L1 - Keyhole Limpet, L2 - Queen Tegula

Sardinia:
L1 - Seibolds Cone, L1 - Bull's-mouth Helmet, L1 - Mantletop, L2 - Princely Cone, L2 - Lettered Cone

Genoa:
L2 - Chambered Nautilus, L3 - Cone-shaped Top

Las Palmas:
L3 - Cone Shaped Top, L4 - Sunflower Starry Carrier

Maderia:
L3 - Imperial Delphina, L4 - Sunflower Starry Carrier

Faial:
L3 - Imperial Delphina, L3 - Tapestry Turban

Stockholm:
L3 - Pallid Carrier, L6 - Banded Tun

Reykjavik:
L4 - Linneaus, L7 - Ficus subintermedius

Santa Maria:
L3 - Cone Shaped Top, L3 - Tapestry Turban, L4 - Starry Carrier, L4 - Sunflower Starry Carrier, L5 - Great Green Turban, L6 - Cymatium pileare

Taiwan:
L5 - Cymantium Pileare, L6 -Chigara-Spider Conch, L8 - Flame Horned Helmet, L8 - Pterynotus aparii
(*note; only got one drop of 15 shells in a game time 72 hours - real time 1:12 - will try again later)(L5 shells seem to drop more often)

Mozambique:
L5 - Natica Tigrina, L7 - Murex haustellum
*extremely rare drops

Bombay:
L5 - Charonia tritonis, L7 - Dwarf Horned Helmet
*extremely rare drops

Tourane
L5 - Cymantium Pileare, L8 - Flame Horned Helmet
*extremely rare drops

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Pirate Islands (Beach Only!!)


Mallorca:
L1 - Keyhole Limpet
L1 - Trumpet Triton
L2 - Queen Tegula

Sardinia;
L1 - Siebold's Cone
L1 - Mantle top
L1 - Bull's-mouth Helmet
L2 - Lettered Cone
L2 - The Princely Cone

Corsica:
L1 - Mantle top
L2 - Chambered Nautilus
L3 - Imperial Delphinula
L3 - Tapestry Turban
L3 - Cone-shaped Top

Crete:
L1 - Mantle top
L2 - Lettered Cone
L2 - Chambered Nautilus
L2 - The Princely Cone
L3 - Tapestry Turban

Sicily:
L1 - Mantle top
L2 - Chambered Nautilus
L3 - Imperial Delphinula
L3 - Tapestry Turban
L3 - Cone-shaped Top

Santa Maria:
L3 - Cone Shaped Top
L3 - Tapestry Turban
L4 - Starry Carrier
L4 - Sunflower Starry Carrier
L5 - Great Green Turban
L6 - Cymatium pileare

Faial:
L3 - Imperial Delphinula
L3 - Tapestry Turban

Thassos:
L1 - Keyhole Limpet
L1 - Trumpet Triton

Lemons:
L1 - Mantle top
L1 - Trumpet Triton
L1 - Keyhole Limpet
L2 - Lettered Cone
L2 - Chambered Nautilus

Taiwan:
L5 - Cymantium pileare
L6 - Chiragra-Spider-Conch
L8 - Flame Horned Helmet
L8 - Ptrynotus aparii

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Posted on 2008-04-20 20:49:26 | Show thread starter's posts only

Shells from Fishing (listed by city)

Athens:
L1 - Siebold's Cone
L2 - Lettered Cone

Istanbul:
L1 - Trumpet Triton
L2 - Chambered Nautilus

Beruit:

L1 - Bull's-mouth Helmet
L2 - The Princely Cone

Alexandria:
L1 - Keyhole Limpet
L2 - Queen Tegula

Venice:
L1 - Mantle top
L2 - Queen Tegula

Genoa:
L2 - Chambered Nautilus
L3 - Cone-shaped Top

Tripoli: Offshore closed w/ December 14, 2011 Update
L2 - Chambered Nautilus
L2 - The Princely Cone

Algiers:
L2 - Queen Tegula
L3 - Tapestry Turban

Barcelona:
L2 - Lettered Cone
L3 - Imperial Delphinula

Seville:
L3 - Tapestry Turban
L4 - Starry Carrier

Lisbon:
L3 - Tapestry Turban
L4 - Comercial Trochus

Bordeaux:
L3 - Pallid Carrier
L6 - Banded Tun

London:
L4 - Linneaus
L7 - Ficus subintermedius

Amsterdam:
L3 - Pallid Carrier
L6 - Banded Tun

Hamburg: Offshore closed w/ 2016? Update
L5 - Natica tigrina
L8 - Cymantium Sarcostomum

Oslo:
L5 - Natica tigrina
L8 - Cymantium Sarcostomum

Stockholm: (Accessible through Docker only)
L3 - Pallid Carrier
L6 - Banded Tun

Reykjavik: (Accessible through Docker only)
L4 - Linneaus
L7 - Ficus subintermedius

Madeira:  
L3 - Imperial Delphinula
L4 - Sunflower Starry Carrier

Las Palmas: Offshore closed w/ December 14, 2011 Update
L3 - Cone-shaped Top
L4 - Sunflower Starry Carrier

Dakar: (Accessable through Docker only)
L3 - Pallid Carrier
L6 - Cymatium pileare

Accra: Offshore closed w/ December 14, 2011 Update
L3 - Pallid Carrier
L6 - Cymatium pileare

Luanda: Offshore closed w/ December 14, 2011 Update
L4 - Linneaus
L6 - Cymatium pileare

Cape Town:
L4 - Linneaus
L7 - Murex haustellum

Mozambique: (Accessible through Docker only)
L5 - Natica tigrina
L7 - Murex haustellum

Mogadishu: Offshore closed w/ 2016? Update
L5 - Natica tigrina
L7 - Cymatium femorale

Suez: (Accessible through Docker only)
L5 - Natica tigrina
L7 - Cymatium femorale

Aden:

L5 - Natica tigrina
L7 - Cymatium femorale

Muscat:  Offshore closed w/ 2016? Update
L5 - Natica tigrina
L7 - Dwarf Horned Helmet

Basra: Offshore closed w/ December 14, 2011 Update
L5 - Charonia tritonis
L7 - Dwarf Horned Helmet

Bombay: (Accessible through Docker only)
L5 - Charonia tritonis
L7 - Dwarf Horned Helmet

Sri Lanka: Offshore closed w/ December 14, 2011 Update
L5 - Charonia tritonis
L8 - Ptrynotus aparii

Malacca:
L5 - Cymantium pileare
L8 - Ptrynotus aparii

Semarang: (Accessible through Docker only)
L5 - Cymantium pileare
L8 - Ptrynotus aparii

Tourane: Offshore closed w/ 2016? Update
L5 - Cymantium pileare
L8 - Flame Horned Helmet

Quanzhou
L6 - Chiragra-Spider-Conch
L8 - Flame Horned Helmet

Zhigu:
L6 - Precious Wentletrap
L9 - Laciniate-Conch

Seoul:
L6 - Chiragra-Spider-Conch
L8 - Flame Horned Helmet

Nagasaki:
L6 - Chiragra-Spider-Conch
L8 - Flame Horned Helmet

Edo:
L6 - Tonna
L9 - Rooster Tail Conch

Passport Fishing Area:
L6 - Precious Wentletrap
L9 - Laciniate-Conch

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Posted on 2008-04-21 18:02:56 | Show thread starter's posts only

Great^^
Thanks for this guide f50

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Posted on 2008-04-21 19:43:21 | Show thread starter's posts only

9/26/2017
I updated the closed offshore fishing areas and edited the ones accessible only via the docker.

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3/31/2017
Updated links, moved pirate beaches portion from bottom of thread to post with regular cities beaches.


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2/13/09
Added Reputation and coin amounts when authenticated + NPC resale value
changed starry carrier Las Palmas beach to Sunflower starry carrier  @beach.
and added Tapestry turban to Santa Maria beach

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12/8/08

Added 2 shells to Limons (Lemons) Island

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11/25/08
I found shells on Bombay Beach!
Updated the guide.

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HOORAY!  I AM DONE!!!
f31 f46 f30  f95
I might mess with the spacing and wording but all the information is here!

Sunday 4/27/08  10:45 PM PST

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I am now above level 61 Fishing so I am going through and trying to verify the last few reported but not verified items!

4/27/08  10:15 PST

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Posted on 2009-07-31 12:40:53 | Show thread starter's posts only

A (bumped) thread got me to wondering about spawn times for beach shells...
I will be collecting data and posting it here.

Current THEORY I am trying to prove:
Note:
All spawns last for 3 game hours = 3 real time minutes!


Theory

Level of Shell(s) Begin spawn to begin spawn time (game hours/real minutes)
1 5
2 10
315
4 20
525
6 30
735
8 40
9 45

Data:
shell name & times observed present.

Alexander (game days) 1/28 from 00:00 to 1/29 12:00 (year 158)

Keyhole Limpet - level 1:
0200-0500
0700-1000
1200-1500
1700-2000
2200-0100
0300-0600
0800-1100

Queen Tegula - level 2
0600-0900
1600-1900
0200-0500

Athens (game days) 3/26 01:00 to 3/27 05:00 (year 158)

Seibolds Cone - level 1
0600-0900
1100-1400
1600-1900
2100-0000
0200-0500

Lettered Cone - level 2
1500-1800
0100-0400

Santa Maria (game days) 4/30 1800 to 5/2 1800 (year 158)

Sunflower Starry Carrier - level 4
1800-2100
1400- (game crashed) - immediate re log
1000-1300

Tapestry Turban - level 3
1800-2100
0900-1200
0000-0300
1500-1800

Great Green Turban - level 5 *** spawned precisely when tapestry Turban spawned***
1800-2100
0900-1200
0000-0300
1500-1800


Santa Maria (game days) 5/16 0900 to 5/19 1800 (year 158)

Cone Shaped Top - level 3
0900-1200
0000-0300
1500-1900
0600-0900

Starry Carrier - level 4
1400-1700
1000-1300
0600-0900

Sunflower Starry Carrier - level 4
1400-1700
1000-1300

Cymatium Pileare - level 6
0000-0300
0600-0900
1200- ? ** error some got collected and one did not disappear
1800-2100

NOTES:

as of  2:00 pm 7/31 the data supports my theory...
Except that for tapestry turban (level 5)

Often but not always groupings of shells of the same level spawn together...
level 4 shells seemed to spawn together/ same time until all spawns (level 3-6) fell at same time and one level 4 was missing. (Santa Maria)

- Ele

Last edited by xanthian31 at 2009-8-1 11:10

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Posted on 2009-07-31 16:07:57 | Show thread starter's posts only

save for editing of guilde



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