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Old 12-29-2012, 03:46 PM
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Oh, so THAT'S how Scoundrel Rank 3 is started. I always thought it was semi-random.

One interesting thing you can do is sink Skeleton ships at least until your cargo reaches the maximum number. You can then either continue to sink Skeleton ships or attack a random Navy or EITC ship. Upon sinking it you'll immediately get Rank 2 (or Rank 3 if you happen to have plenty of Royal Chests). Only real benefit of this is not having to worry about Navy and EITC for a little bit, I guess, but I find it useful for when I'm all by my lonesome.
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Oh, so THAT'S how Scoundrel Rank 3 is started. I always thought it was semi-random.
After you sink your fifth hunter, like clockwork, you get your "hat."

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One interesting thing you can do is sink Skeleton ships at least until your cargo reaches the maximum number. You can then either continue to sink Skeleton ships or attack a random Navy or EITC ship. Upon sinking it you'll immediately get Rank 2 (or Rank 3 if you happen to have plenty of Royal Chests). Only real benefit of this is not having to worry about Navy and EITC for a little bit, I guess, but I find it useful for when I'm all by my lonesome.
Don't even have to sink the ship. Just the first hit will get you the appropriate rating, depending on your cargo situation. Just found that out two days ago.

And, yes, that's what I do when I am out on my own, looking for gold.

One thing that's made me wonder: Does crew status affect the amount of cargo you get? In particular, does it affect the amount of materials? Should I be getting a crew to make sure I get more gold and/or mats?
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:24 AM
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After you sink your fifth hunter, like clockwork, you get your "hat."
I already knew that one, haha. I just never could figure out what triggered Rank 3.

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Don't even have to sink the ship. Just the first hit will get you the appropriate rating, depending on your cargo situation. Just found that out two days ago.
Really? Last I remember, hitting the ship only started it at Rank 1, but then sinking it gives you the actual rank. And after testing it just now on Test, I struck a Corsair after getting 1 Rare Materials, 2 Ship Materials, 6 Loot Pouches and 7 Royal Chests. I only got Rank 1. Once I brought the Corsair down, though, I went right up to Rank 3, completely skipping Rank 2. This was all in a single open fire broadside from my Storm Chaser 5 War Brig.

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One thing that's made me wonder: Does crew status affect the amount of cargo you get? In particular, does it affect the amount of materials? Should I be getting a crew to make sure I get more gold and/or mats?
I wouldn't think so. In my experiences it doesn't matter, you get lucky or you don't. Though maybe it does.
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One thing that's made me wonder: Does crew status affect the amount of cargo you get? In particular, does it affect the amount of materials? Should I be getting a crew to make sure I get more gold and/or mats?
No. Crew bonus just gives you more reps. Treasure Sense determines how valuable your plunder will become. If you max that and equip yourself with a Famed Golden Charm (+3), you'll get the highest bonus available to get the most valuable loot a pirate can ever plunder.

It's still random as to what you'll get in a Skull Chest as well as which mats you'll get the most. Having a crew of good gunners though will help you sink those Hunters and Warships faster. So I wouldn't recommend just anybody to get on board. Get some friends instead.
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