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Posted Mar 4, '09 at 2:33am

MikalSerity

MikalSerity

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After having read page after page of people describing the game in five words or less, I've decided to write a bit of a guide for this to help the new folks out. Be aware that this guide may become outdated and/or flat out obsolete.

Starting out:

First, don't bother going and fighting to get a bigger ship. Almost everyone on the high seas either travels in a group, or simply has a much bigger ship then you, and you'll probably get sunk real fast.

Instead, head for Moonstyn, and buy as much Vanilla as you can. Leave the port, and sail southeast till you hit Aalbarg. Sell the Vanilla, buy perfume. Sail back to Moonstyn, sell the perfume, buy Vanilla. Keep buying and selling in these two ports, buying food as necessary for your crew.

The more times you trade between these cities, the more money you will have. Very soon, you'll be able to completly fill your cargo hold with either the perfume, or the vanilla before you sail to the other city and sell, increasing your profits per leg even further.

When you are ready to buy a new ship, make sure you have at LEAST 20,000 MORE then the cost of the ship you plan on buying BEFORE you sell your current one. Then, buy the new ship, hire on your maximum complement of crew, resupply on food, and buy as many cannons and cannonballs as you can carry. Then, go back to trading between the two cities, buying and selling as normal to rebuild your cash reserves.

Main Quest: Okay...this thing has a few bugs unfortunatly. First, let me deal with them.

Bug #1: If the main quest storyline has you trying to find the dark crystal, start a new game. NO-ONE has yet to find the crystal, and there doesn't seem to be a map for it anywhere, though there is a rumor that the crystal can be found on a desert island. (Screenshot please anyone?)

Bug #2: It seems that the main quest bugs if you save and reload your game while your still hunting for the main quest item, making you hunt for the Dark Crystal instead of whatever you were initially asked to find. if this happens, your pretty much out of luck it seems.

(Possible) Bug #3: It SEEMS (though I can't confirm this) that your supposed to run into someone while hunting for the main quest item who tells you who you are and/or helps you find the main quest item. Because I go straight for the location of the main quest item (thus avoiding Bug #2) I never run into this guy. As a result, it may bug the game out, but again, I can't confirm this one way or the other.

Okay, on to the other items:

Treasure Maps: These are found COMPLETLY AT RANDOM by talking to people in Taverns and buying them for 2,000 gold. When you arrive in a town, the tavern is randomized and people there may or may not have a map. To reset the tavern and try again, sail out of the city, and then sail back in.

FINDING a treasure is a little tricky. Once you have the treasure map, compare it to your global map, and then what your seeing on screen as your sailing around. When you can match the map to what you see on screen, sail to the X, and beach the boat DIRECTLY onto it by sailing into land. Then hit "L" to land and then choose to search. If you landed exactly on the X, you should find the treasure. If not, sail a little bit to either side and try again. If you still can't find it, make sure your in the right place (compare landmarks, trees, rocks, mountains etc.)

The Global Map: This seems to be a complaint for a lot of folks. As far as I can tell, the map doesn't give you the listing of cities in alphabetical order. Instead, it goes from the city in the top left (northwest) part of the map, and goes to the right (eastward) all the way across the map, and essentially circles the map, hitting each town in order.

Combat: Oh boy. First things first: The gunners on your ship arn't the brightest. Instead of using spacebar to fire, use Z or X. Each one controls ONE side of your ship, letting you fire in just the direction you want.

Anyway, I can't think of anything else at the moment. If someone can find the Dark Crystal and post a screenshot of it, that'd be extremely helpful. Aside from that, I hope this guide is helpful.

UPDATE: I received a Treasure Map for the Dark Crystal from one of the people in the tavern. To stave off any questions of "Where!?" please read the above paragraph about treasure maps. In any event, I can now tenatively confirm that the Dark Crystal is a bugged item, because the map I was given pointed me directly at the location of the  Banland Stone, and when I picked it up, the treasure map received the little green checkmark, indicating that its treasure had been found. So, that said, the treasure for the Dark Crystal seems to be bugged for certain. If there's a workaround or fix in the works on this I don't know. But at least now we know it's definitly bugged.

 

Posted Mar 5, '09 at 4:56am

andreas_bock2000

andreas_bock2000

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Thank you for the walkthrough MikalSerity!

There is one thing left which drives me mad... If you talk to someone in Tavern, you get sometimes the information that the governour offers money to kill someone. But how can I kill these guys? If I meet them in other Taverns, there is no option to kill them.

Can anyone help?

 

Posted Mar 7, '09 at 4:05am

MikalSerity

MikalSerity

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That part is a littlebuggy sometimes. The people in the tavern are passing along the rumor that the governor is offering money. To accept the bounty hunt though, you need to go to the governor's office and accept the kill pirate offer. Once you've accepted it, sail around for a while (make sure you have your engage pirates option on in your combat options.)

Each time you see a pirate ship, sail up to it. Eventually the guy aboard ship that tells you what's going on will say "HEY! That's so and so's pirate fleet! We have to engage them!" This tells you that the pirates you just came across are the ones the governor wants dead or are the ones for your storyline quest (Though I've never actually gotten that far in the story yet.)

Engage them, and either sink their ship, or board and kill all the pirates. Then go back to the governor's office and let him know. If all went well, you'll receive credit for the kill, and will receive your payment.

 

Posted Mar 25, '09 at 10:05pm

joply

joply

2 posts

pirates always kill me!

 

Posted Mar 28, '09 at 1:40pm

beany

beany

1 post

I have found the dark crystal, but i dot no where i got it from?

 

Posted Apr 7, '09 at 6:40am

spliffmaniac

spliffmaniac

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OK, so I followed the advice of MikalSerity and quickly made a stack of money. Someone earlier gave the walkthrough for the Tear main mission. I did it all and then I looked for Vilem Hein.

TWO TIPS:

Vilem Hein: He is always on a galleon (or whatever is the name of the most expensive ship available). But it might be a merchant or battle, not neccesarily a pirate ship. The quickestr way to find him is to go to a port, such as Antalya, and hang round the port engaging every ship that leaves. If he is not on it then retreat from combat. When no more ships appear go north, off the screen, then south back to the port. Everytime you leave the screen more ships are generated randomly. In this way you can engage lots of ships quickly. Eventually you will find him. 

Combat: The best way to win is to ram the other ship without taking damage or damaging the other ship. Board it. Kill everyone on board and take their ship. Ships are expensive to repair, but crew can be bought cheaply.

When I engaged Vilem I took too much damage trying to ram and retreatred. Nonetheless I still won. You are then given a mission called 'pescare's piece of crap'. The game then conveniently crashes.

It might be conincidence, but I got bored looking for Vilem and called my ship- where are you?. I found him immediately after this. Might help, can't hurt.

Thanks to all for all the tips.

 

Posted Apr 11, '09 at 11:53am

sUpergaMeAddictman

sUpergaMeAddictman

2 posts

lol thanks everyone, this guide is AMAZING. but i have a question and was wondering if anyone could fix it. i reloaded the game after saving it and my main mission went from finding the diamond arc to the dark crystal. help! (P.S. i never visited Banland).

 

Posted May 18, '09 at 11:08pm

Darkexa

Darkexa

1 post

Trade tip: A easy way to make money is to buy plenty of cofee in Taijeng.(Cofee is what they called in the game)Sell them in Mythine, You will get around double the price you bought the cofee. Amber cost alot of money to buy, but most of port don't buy it for alot of price. Silver, glassware, copper, carpet, cotton cloth, and liene cloth is also a good way to make money. Your trading lvl will be high. But most recommanded is cofee trading. Clove is good when start a job to buy good.

 

Posted May 30, '09 at 2:07am

gilbertserna

gilbertserna

1 post

[b]Hey I found the dark crystal..
First you have to find the crystal stone.
Then the crystal stone will teach you where is the crystal map..
You have to find the crystal stone on ng ship of the pirates... you have to defeat them...
The cystal map teaches where is the dark crystal..
you can find the dark crystal.
When you go to the edge of banland.. you have to cross the way in of the dark crystal city (it's very hard to cross the way..
and it is not found in the map..
there are many stones blocking the way to go inside the dark crystal city...
But you have to cross that stones...
And then find the dark crystal..
When you found the dark crystal
You have to defeat twenty pirates.. and then give the dark crystal to the village where you started playing..
Then you will have a beautiful lady.. that will love you very much... and then have a s3x...

Here is the list of the treasures
Legendary Wand East of Timaru
Light Sword SE of Les Sablas
Garnet Brooch N of Fortalesa
Jade Jewlbox N of Vlissingen
Gold Bracelet E of Moostyn (I think. I cant reach it, but the map matches.)
Gold Statue of Merlion N of Keylung
Violet Pearl south of Georgetown
Undefined On the way to BanLand
Bronze Dagger North of Ras Tanura
Tiger Eyes Just NE of BanLand
Blue Elixir Flower North of Membasa
Diamond Arc On the way to Banland
Gold Medallion West of Laurium
Mirmaid Bangle West of Alapucha
Ancient Herb of Life, Desert island w/ crashed ship
Malachite Box WSW of Aalbarg
1676's Rum N of Haeman
Rusty Blade NE of Wande Point
Jewel of Paradise ESE of Paramaribo
Black Jade of Evil NW Desert Island
Crown of Glory N of Remsgate
Ivory Flute Desert island
Diamond Eyes ENE of Port Halcourt
Ancient Manucript SE of Triaste
Old Empty Chest SW of Pescare
Golden Torch N of milford
Saruman Orb In cove east of Santo Guanta
Ruby Ring West of Adelaine
Book of Immortal NW of Tripoll
Seed of Life NW of Banland
Golden Tear east of Libreville
Black Key of Bargen S of Shoreham
Dragon Scroll North of Grothenborg
Phoenix Egg SE of De Los Santos
Banland Stone On the way to banland
Dark Crystal Of the dark crystal city (you have to cross the stones on banland..

GOOD LUCK.. ^_^

 

Posted Sep 2, '09 at 4:07pm

fisher

fisher

1 post

any 1 know how to cross stones in banland to dark crystal city

 
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