Hi there shipmates. I’m getting a load of questions on Octopuses, and considering I’m not a marine biologist that’s something I never thought I’d say. But desperate times call for desperate measures, so for all those fellow addicts crying out “Where’s my Octopuses?” here’s the answer.
Firstly Octtopuses will NOT appear in your game until you reach Part 2 of this weeks main Questline, Trawl of Booty. This will activate the Octopuses in your game and instruct you to clear 10 Octopuses with Your Cannon. To do this you need to have collected cannonballs, you can get these from: Clam Options in Shopping Cart OR Seamus Bury Treasure OR Pirate Queen Lois Load Cannons OR Quagmire Use Salty Language OR Jolly Roger OR Charming Cove (House of Booty) – please note the drops are Uncommon.
Yes, that’s what we’ve been collecting those cannonballs for, to blast these octopuses. Now in order to get your Cannon crosshair to appear you need to click on Go in the Clear 10 Octopuses with your Cannon task. Once you have your cannon on screen you can aim and you will also see the option to fire on the octopuses. After you’ve initiated your cannon with the task a small crosshairs box will then appear at the bottom right of your main game screen, right next to the event button. Clicking on this will in future bring up your Cannon crosshair which looks like this.
Now as one would expect those octopuses in our seas are all spread out, so you’re going to need to work to gather a few together to utilise each cannonball fired, as yes you can destroy more than one at a time.
Some are talking about corralling them using a maze of tropical fish, personally I’ve not tried this as I’m using the test my patience to the limit route whereby I tap an octopus to freeze it, wait, wait, wait for another octopus to wander close by, tap it to freeze it, now I’m tapping 2 octopuses to keep them frozen together, I wait for another and another until I have about 6 in small area, and fellow addicts it has to be a tight area as the blast radius from the cannonball is small. I tend be hitting 4 or 5 of my frozen octopuses this way.
Once my octopuses are all frozen, I quickly hit the Cannon button, aim in the middle of them and fire.
My results so far have been ok, I find by hitting an average 4-5 octopuses I get nice little amount cursed treasure, 1 or 2 whiskey and 2-3 tiger lily feathers, ( feathers only drop if you’re unlocking Peter Pan).
For any addicts who want to go down the maze route, here’s one Bunny created earlier.
Now a little bit of advice, you may want to have bought Peter Pan from the House of Booty before you blast through all your cannonballs, as one of his unlock items is tiger lily feathers and he needs a lot of them, 104 to be precise, and they aren’t an always drop, they are uncommon. So to best utilise each cannonball start unlocking him ASAP. Also note that Part 5 of Trawl of Booty requires you to clear a further 30 Octopuses, so you may want try get there in order for your clearing octopuses to count towards this.
So there you have it a quick guide to grabbing those octopuses by their tentacles, (TENTACLES, I said TENTACLES folks), and getting them to drop their haul of cursed treasure, whiskey and, em, feathers. All makes perfect sense doesn’t it.
Have fun, but remember folks octopuses have rights too…..