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Voyage Century: Figuring Out Figureheads

Throughout history people have looked to the stars and the skies for guidance, insight, and signs from the gods. Struck with visions of deities, peoples from all over the world began carving the images of their creators and protectors. Some were modest, meant for personal use. Some were grand and meant to intimidate and influence. All represented something more than the image carved. These superstitions and traditions were adopted by highly superstitious sailors who came to use elaborately carved figureheads as wards against malevolent sea spirits. Now this tradition has been resurrected for the digital age in Voyage Century Online ( http://vc.igg.com) with the release of a new set of figureheads depicting the Gods of Olympus.

These new divine figureheads are just the latest to join a growing collection that includes animals, fairies, and demons. All are colorful and add a personal touch to each ship, not too mention the bonuses they offer in battles and on the high seas.

Those bonuses are the real advantage in upgrading the appearance of ships in VCO. These bonuses can be divided into 3 elemental categories: Water, Fire and Wind. Each one offers its own unique buff, but generally speaking Water figureheads affect ship durability and capacity, Fire figureheads increase displacement, while Wind figureheads increase a ship's movement speed and crew size.

The wide variety of figureheads available means there are ample opportunities to pick one up in game. There are two ways to go about this - creating one or capturing one. For those who tend to be more law-abiding, figureheads are available at Shipyards, and from some NPCs (usually in smaller cities). Now, for those who tend to take what they want in life, figurehead designs (drawings) can be picked up from BOSSes on the high seas or from sea battle instances. For those lucky enough to pick up an 'Advanced Figurehead Drawing', these can be inscribed with a name!

Figureheads can even earn experience like ship captains do. Long voyages, trading expeditions, adventures on the high seas and sea battles will all reward experience to the figurehead, which once accumulated, can be used to upgrade it.

Visit the official Voyage Century site at http://vc.igg.com for more on figureheads, and all the latest news on VCO.

Stay tuned to find out when the new VCO expansion will go live.

Visit http://www.igg.com to learn more about IGG’s growing family of games.


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