The Strenuous Struggle for Advancement Recognition

As one of your main objectives, striving for recognition is just as important as finding the best places for buying and selling goods. However, you must always be aware of the fact that whatever you do will be evaluated differently by the three social strata. Actions you take for the benefit of the people feed the poor for instance will raise your social recognition. You will become a valued benefactor. Actions intended to better your monetary situation and that directly affect your social...

The Sea

A serious trader should always be aware of the location of his goods and should recognize the places where great deals can be made. With the aid of the two sea maps main display and mini map , you can do both. The sea chart provides an excellent overview of northern Europe, the sphere of influence of the Hanseatic League. Using the switch to the left of the mini map, you can change the mini map view from the city view to the sea chart view and vice versa. Once you have the sea chart in your...

Sea Battles

Sea battles are a very common form of confrontation. They will occur whenever enemy ships at least one of them must have raised the Jolly Roger attack your ships - either on the high seas or in a port. You don't have to wait until you are attacked. If you are patrolling or acting as a pirate, don't hesitate to open fire. You should upgrade your ships at the shipyard of your choice, preferably your hometown's shipyard see chapter 10 . This will not only increase the number of weapon slots but...