A pirate without a ship is like a ship without a rudder, considering that the act of piracy is the theft of or theft onboard ships.
Visiting a Shipwright
Shipwrights are located in the most unique and noticeable structures; an upended ship's hull right on the beach.
To talk to a shipwright, just approach their counter and press SHIFT.
An interactive menu will appear. Just click on what you wish to do.
- Quest - If the Shipwright has a quest for you, this option will be available, otherwise it will be grayed out.
- Purchase - Buy a new ship. If you have the maximum number of ships, this option will be grayed out.
- Repair - Fix up your leaky ships. If all your ships are fully repaired, this option will be grayed out.
- Upgrade - Improve your full-size or war class ship's hull, sail color, sail emblem and rigging.
- Rename (TLOPO Only) - Give your old ship a new name from the Ship Name Menu.
- Sell - Sell off an old ship (at a greatly reduced sale price).
- Bribe - If you need to grease the shipwright's palm as part of quest. If you have no current quest, this option will be grayed out.
Shipwrights of the Caribbean
On the shore of the main islands, the shipwright's stand can be clearly seen as the large, upright ship's bow. Some new shipwrights have also set up shop right by the water.
(*Can be found in the open near the docks, without a Shipwright Building)
Buying a Ship
- Game Note - In the original Pirates Online, Free-to-Play players could only have Light Class Ships.
Just pick the ship of your choice, as long as you have the gold and skill.
Type of Ships
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Naming Your Ship
Once you've picked your ship, you will be prompted to christen it with a name. Just pick a first and last name from the two lists.
Or if you're not too particular, just click Random to mix and match.
Then, click Submit.
Renaming a Ship
In The Legend of Pirates Online, a feature was added to allow pirates to rename their ship.
Select the Rename Option from the Menu.
Select the Ship to Rename. Then, select the new name from the original Ship Name menu. Click Submit.
The Shipwright will prompt a reminder that Rename comes at a cost.
The prices for Rename are similar to the costs a Trainer charges to reset your skills. So, while trying to keep the Navy guessing where to find you, the price will go up.
- First Rename - 250 gold
- Second Rename - 2,500 gold
- Additional Rename - 10,000 gold
Selling a Ship
At some point, a pirate may outgrow an old ship, need some quick gold, or want to trade up. From the Options Menu, click Sell - then select from your ship menu. The game will ask if you're sure that you wish to sell. Then you will sell the ship for half the price that you bought it for (you will not credit for any Ship Customization).
Once a ship is sold, it must be re-purchased at full price. Shipwrights don't haggle.
Pirates always seem to bring their ships back with torn sails, cannonball holes, fire damage - you name it. Shipwrights are the quickest place where a vessel can be repaired. After all, you want it done fast, take it to the experts.
- Note - Always best to check your ship's health before departure. Repairing is much cheaper, than salvaging a wreck.
From the Options Menu, select Repair. Your ships will be listed, showing the ship's damage status. Click Repair. A pop-up will show how much it will cost in gold to fix your ship or salvage a sunken one.
- Note - If you do not have enough gold, you CANNOT do a partial repair.
If the vessel is perfect condition, the Repair button will be grayed out.
Pirates can choose to Customize their ship at the upgrade menu from any shipwright. Players can change their sail color, and put an emblem on their sail. Players are also able to have special Hulls and Rigging, that can only be upgraded if the player has a certain amount of resources and gold.
Often, a shipwright will ask a pirate to perform a Fortune Quest for them - with gold rewards for their efforts.
Darby Drydock initially sends the pirate on quests for materials for a ship he's building. Also, several shipwrights offer the Caribbean Struggle quest for Ship PvP.
Shipwrights offer pirates a chance to earn some pocket money repairing vessels for them. Stationed around each Shipwright stand are three repair tables, marked with signs. These signs indicate the difficulty of the repairs needed.
Each table allows the pirate to practice their ship repair skills. There are five games to challenge a Shipwright-in-Training
The Repair Mini-game Menu will appear. To complete repairs, the pirates must finish all the challenges:
- Hull Scrubbing - Clean off those nasty barnacles.
- Plank Sawing - To cut new boards.
- Hull Bracing - Support the decks and beams
- Hammering - To add the new boards. You have to hit the nail at when you see when the circle is smallest.
- Hull Patching - To seal up leaky spots.
Once the jobs are complete, the ship's hull and sails will be repaired. The pirate will be told what their total time was and the amount of gold they earned. The game will reset as another ship pulls up for repairs.
The pirate can press ESC at any time to stop repairing.
Removed Ship Types
On the Test Server, six new ships, the Ship of the Line, the EITC Warlord, the Undead Cerberus, the Phantom, the Revenant, and the Navy Kingfisher, were briefly added for purchase before being removed. Later, the game developers explained that this was a mistake and was never intended for release.
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