Originally Posted by Madcyril
I purchased a big buccaneer ship and got 3 x class 5 sails to go with it! Hasent seemed to make much difference on the ships speed.
Any advice for a newbie because im getting slaughtered out there which is quite boring....
Having an elite ship's pilot
will help your ship go a little faster, having skill points in Legba's Waterway
, Wind at your Back, will help you go faster, also having the castle sternpost
will also raise your speed.
Speed points are very important. Speedpoints are exactly as their name says, they give you speed.
Speed points are found in the shineys and once your maximum speed is reached they will keep on being added to your ship. They are used to maintain your speed after your ship has been damaged in battle or if you are carrying lots of items on board like cannonballs which have weight like hollows harpoons etc. which will slow your ship.
The more you have the more damage you can sustain before loosing ships top speed, also the more speed points you have the more weight you can carry before top speed is reduced. Weight on board yer ship is the only thing that slows your vessel down.