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Pirating includes both the land profession Highwayman, and the sea profession Pirate.
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[[Category:Guides]]Pirating includes both the land profession Highwayman, and the sea profession Pirate.
  
 
See all [[Professions]]
 
See all [[Professions]]
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== Why Pirate? ==
 
 
Pirating is often considered the most dangerous profession. An unprepared Pirate can be in a heap of debt in one bad trip, and many beginner have chosen pirate, only to discover this, and quit the game when they owe players several hundred gold.  Despite these risks, it is quite easy to have a good tip and run off with a trader's good, or a hunters weapons.  it is considered dishonorable, but it can pull an easy profit.
 
 
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== Strategies ==
 
== Strategies ==
  
The best way to pirate is to get a very powerful vehicle, but also with a good speed.  Since a pirate only gets income by stealing cargo, they need to take as few weapons as possible.  Often, a pirate will watch a player who has a valuable item, and have a Radar active.  As soon as the player moves their item, the pirate checks the radar to see which route is most likely, and sends an interception force out.
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The best way to pirate is to get a very powerful vehicle, but also with a good speed.  Since a pirate only gets income by stealing cargo, they need to take as few weapons as possible.  Often, a pirate will watch a player who has a valuable item, and have a radar active.  As soon as the player moves their item, the pirate checks the radar to see which route is most likely, and sends an interception force out.
  
 
Another strategy is to send a large force into either Trader's Tree or Pirate's Peak.  On the way out, you target your targeted vehicles, Many traders consider these routes much safer, and thus bubble less efficiently.  Many pirates make a killing doing this once in a while.
 
Another strategy is to send a large force into either Trader's Tree or Pirate's Peak.  On the way out, you target your targeted vehicles, Many traders consider these routes much safer, and thus bubble less efficiently.  Many pirates make a killing doing this once in a while.
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== Please Note-General ==
 
== Please Note-General ==
  
Quite often, an Hunter on a good trip can pull in 3 or 4 bountiesthe main issue is that most of these come from beginner players who are pirating, and can't afford the bounty. Instead of creating gold out of nowhere, the game now gives "loans" meaning the hunter does not receive the gold until the pirate can afford to pay the loan off, and they pay them off in order of when they received them.
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The greatest danger is that guards can fill their cargo entirely with weapons and not decrease their chance for profitA guard with a good vehicle and a cargo loaded with weapons can be a major risk to a highwayman. Only pirate if you can afford to pay bribes.
 
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List of bounties extracted from you
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<table cellspacing="0" border="1">
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<tr bgcolor="yellow">
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<td>Yellow</td>
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<td>5g</td></tr>
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<tr bgcolor="green">
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<td>Green</td>
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<td>25g</td></tr>
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<tr bgcolor="blue">
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<td>Blue</td>
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<td>100g</td></tr>
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<tr bgcolor="red">
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<td>Red</td>
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<td>350g</td></tr>
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<tr bgcolor="purple">
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<td>Purple</td>
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<td>1000g</td></tr>
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<tr bgcolor="orange">
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<td>Orange</td>
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<td>2500g</td></tr>
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</table>
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== Please Note-Sea ==
 
== Please Note-Sea ==
  
On the sea, the system changes somewhat.  Since ships can be destroyed in battle, there is a greater risk of using more valuable ones.  Also, because Ships have larger cargoes, pirates will load up with more weapons, and it is much more likely you will need weapons in order to beat them.  This also increases the risk, because you are more likely to lose the weapons.  Last of all, to make the risk even greater, Cannons up the ante incrediblyYour Cannons can't be stolen, but if a pirate has several good cannons and grape shots, it is quite unlikely your weapons will even be needed.
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On the sea, the system changes somewhat.  Since ships can be destroyed in battle, there is a greater risk of using more valuable ones.  Also, other pirates may be of even greater risk at seaA major advantage at sea, however, is the growing fishing market, where the expensive fish are being transported in large quantities.
  
Also note that the main pirate of the sea is considered to be Manifest, who has a record of sinking the only 2 Ferries discovered, and countless valuables stolen.
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Also note that there are no major Bounty Hunters
 
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== Please Note-Land ==
 
== Please Note-Land ==
  
It is quite unlikely a land pirate will make a lot of gold immediately. The only way to rake in big bounties is to buy very expensive vehicles, and get lucky enough to have greater power than the pirate.
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It is quite unlikely a highwayman will make a lot of gold immediately. In fact, without a good understanding of vehicle combat, you will quite likely lose a lot of gold. It takes a lot of luck to hit a trader early on, and chances are that many traders use more expensive vehicles to transport valuable goods.
 
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The major pirates of the land are considered to be Adam, who has 3 out of the 5 top vehicles, and Oradow, who has 5 Bandits.
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Latest revision as of 16:26, 23 July 2015

Pirating includes both the land profession Highwayman, and the sea profession Pirate.

See all Professions



Strategies

The best way to pirate is to get a very powerful vehicle, but also with a good speed. Since a pirate only gets income by stealing cargo, they need to take as few weapons as possible. Often, a pirate will watch a player who has a valuable item, and have a radar active. As soon as the player moves their item, the pirate checks the radar to see which route is most likely, and sends an interception force out.

Another strategy is to send a large force into either Trader's Tree or Pirate's Peak. On the way out, you target your targeted vehicles, Many traders consider these routes much safer, and thus bubble less efficiently. Many pirates make a killing doing this once in a while.



Please Note-General

The greatest danger is that guards can fill their cargo entirely with weapons and not decrease their chance for profit. A guard with a good vehicle and a cargo loaded with weapons can be a major risk to a highwayman. Only pirate if you can afford to pay bribes.



Please Note-Sea

On the sea, the system changes somewhat. Since ships can be destroyed in battle, there is a greater risk of using more valuable ones. Also, other pirates may be of even greater risk at sea. A major advantage at sea, however, is the growing fishing market, where the expensive fish are being transported in large quantities.

Also note that there are no major Bounty Hunters



Please Note-Land

It is quite unlikely a highwayman will make a lot of gold immediately. In fact, without a good understanding of vehicle combat, you will quite likely lose a lot of gold. It takes a lot of luck to hit a trader early on, and chances are that many traders use more expensive vehicles to transport valuable goods.