As anyone played this game? I got it yesterday based on all the positive feedback I've heard about it and it's either too easy or I'm playing it wrong.
When I started out I saw all these harbors with trade merchants that sell sundries and stuff and then I noticed that different harbors offered different prices so I thought "Oh it's like Wing Commander Privateer" and I started traveling between the harbors buying goods where they were cheapest and selling them where they were more and all the while evading all the other ships at sea for fear of being attacked.
Then I learned two things: no one attacks you and winning ship to ship battles is easy. So instead of trading between ports I just started attacking ships which essentially amounts to nothing more then sailing directly at them until you collide and that triggers a mini-game sword fight battle between you and the opponent's captain. That's also easy. And once you've beated him you can loot his ship for goods thta you can then sell at any port because, well, who cares if it's not for the best price because it didn't cost you anything to buy it in the fist place. Oh and did I also mention that you can commandeer your opponents ship too. You can - and then you can either keep thereby adding it to your fleet or sell it for even more money.
Then there are the infamous pirates like Black Bart, Blackbeard, etc. Not only are these guys as easy to beat as any other ship on the high seas but they yield you upwards of 50 times more gold. So far I've beaten only two of them, including Blackbeard and now I have more money then God and three 140 ton war ships in my fleet (the average ship is only 70 tons).
Something else about the fleets I don't understand: where are their stats? I can't seem to find anyplace that tells you how many guns you have on a ship except when your in combat. And when it does show it changes. So apparently my ships are getting more guns but from where and how I have no idea.
So, yeah, not seeing the challenge of this game. Attack ship, sword fight, pillage their goods, sell it, repeat - that seems to be the whole game. Fun but not challenging at all. So to anyone who's played this more, am I missing something?
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