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 Trading Window

When a ship or a convoy has been selected that is currently at anchor in a city, the trading window can be opened. If you are in the city view, this is done by left or right clicking on the port crane, if you are in the sea chart view, by right clicking on the city. By default, trade between your ship and the city is selected. If you have a trading office in the city, you have the following options trade between your ship and the city default transportation of goods between your ship and 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...

The Crew Menu

This menu appear as soon as you select a ship and click on the crew icon in the icon bar. This is where you inform yourself about the crew's morale, the weekly pay, the number of swords your sailors are equipped with, name and age of your captain plus his skills see 'The Captain' later on . Moreover, you can make first preparations for your life as a pirate in the crew menu. The pirate symbol next to the ship's name will remind you that the Jolly Roger is raised, so don't forget to lower it in...