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How to Fuel your Ship in Black Skylands

How to Fuel your Ship in Black Skylands

When it comes to travel in a steampunk fantasy setting, it doesn’t get any better than an airship. The pure power of massive engines, the whirring of fans, the billowing of sails; it’s a beautiful sight to behold. Of course, much like a formula car sitting stock still on the sidewalk, it isn’t that impressive if it ain’t moving, and it’s not gonna start moving until you put some fuel in. Here’s how to fuel your ship in Black Skylands.

Your ship has a built-in fuel tank that it’s constantly drawing from while the engines are running. Just flying around won’t burn too much fuel, but if you’re stopping and starting a lot, as well as performing lots of complicated maneuvers, your gas will drain out more quickly. The good news is even if your ship does run out of fuel, it won’t crash or anything. You can still fly around, albeit at only around 40% of your usual max speed, which will leave you a sitting duck in a combat encounter. To ensure this doesn’t happen, you should top off the tank any chance you get.

How to Fuel your Ship in Black Skylands

There are two ways to refuel your ship in Black Skylands: manually, and at a pit stop. You can purchase gas cans from shops and pit stops and carry them on your person for later. If your ship is running low on fuel while you’re out in the field, walk yourself over to the stern (or the back, for you non-nautical folks) and look for the white fuel tank. Pour the fuel in, and you’re off to the races.

If you don’t have any fuel on hand, you can dock at the Fathership or a local pit stop to gas up. As soon as you dock, the helpful workers will top you off immediately. One caveat with this approach, though; you need to manually dock the ship from the helm. If you use your fast travel, that doesn’t count as docking, so you won’t get any fuel. 

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