What is best for naval battles? Sinking ships, challenging the other captin to a duel?
The amount of cash and loot varies substantially between battles, and obviously has much to do with the type of fleet your attacking. Does anyone know if sinking ships greatly affects these values? I'm pretty sure that your Exp is based on the number of attacks rather than simply winning the battle, but I'd like to know whether it's worth chasing the other ships, or just ending the battle with minimal casualties. alucardsdream - 10 years ago
You can increase your battle stats and your sailing stats through battles. If you are trying to gain stats for your mates then you want to sink ships or capture them by reducing their crew to zero. The experience is the same for sinking a ship and capturing a ship by reducing the crew to zero. The stat increases are random, so you can increase a stat from 0-4 points on any battle.
Sinking ships means that you loose the cargo on that ship. If you are attacking a merchant fleet then you may want to duel or reduce the crew to zero in order to capture ships with cargo you can sell.
Dueling increases the main character's stats or experience and other ship captains will only gain experience if they attacked a ship before the duel. The experience is related to the total capacity of the ship that is sank or captured. I don't know how the experience is calculated for ships that are attacked but then escape from battle. reb8 - 9 years ago
sinking ships earns battle level faster & the more you sink the better ( i believe )
duels gets you more ships/money & swordsmanship level faster
that's all that's really noticeable the rest you'll have to test.
I really like this game it at least tries to follow common sense unlike so many other games. FULLMETAL1985 - 10 years ago