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I would like habrir a theme that I still do not to be touched, I mean the system of laws, piracy, smuggling and all that it is both illegal, as also the potential rewards, titles i others referring to serve the crown. 


Piracy is a practice of organized looting or maritime banditry, probably as old as navigation itself. Is that a private jet or a state mutinous attacks another in international waters or in areas not under the jurisdiction of any State, in order to steal their cargo, passengers for ransom, turning them into slaves and often seize the ship itself. Its definition under international law can be found in Article 101 of the UN Convention on the Law of sea.2 


Along with the activity of pirates preying on their own for their profit, include privateers, hired a particular marine serving in private ships with letters of marque to attack ships of an enemy country. The distinction between pirate and privateer is necessarily partial, for privateers as Francis Drake and the French fleet at the Battle of Terceira Island pirates were considered vulgar by the Spanish authorities because there was no war declared their nations. However, having a letter of marque did provide some assurance of being treated like another army soldier and not as a simple thief and murderer; simultaneously entailed certain obligations. 


Later again emerges as the figure of the English pirate corsair, sui generis social class, specializing in maritime theft in the sacking of cities, ports and goods. Privateers enjoyed what is called a letter of marque, ie "license to steal and plunder" with the explicit permission of the king or other ruler. This patent was privileged to England and France, who had their institutionalized privateers whose activity becomes lawful in war. Thus, the classic pirates are becoming privateers, which is a more comfortable position, because they act always within a legitimate and under the protection of the law order. [Citation needed] 


The perception of the pirates obviously depends on the observer: for are simply pirates attacked or unscrupulous mercenaries, while for their nationals are patriots and even heroes [citation needed] In England, piracy became a legitimate business.. Henry VIII was the first monarch who issued letters of marque. Later, Queen Elizabeth I would become, by this means, in "maritime business" granting patents in exchange for part of the booty Obtain 


It should also be noted that these pirates were often very necessary merchants selling products for settlers and bought items at a good price they should sell only to the House of Trade. Therefore, in many cases, the permanent presence of pirates in the Caribbean island was almost uninhabited well regarded, and even necessary for both the inhabitants and the Spanish elite residents América.14 is the case of John Hawkins who sold slaves brought from Africa and bought species much better price than that paid from Sevilla.1 


In some cases, after the license expired or after the war, the pirates return to private activities that are as rich burghers even decorated. In England there are monuments raised some privateers, considered heroes. The most famous of the privateers of the sixteenth century is undoubtedly Francis Drake, Admiral distinguished, honored by his queen in appreciation for services rendered and elevated to knighthood. Nephew of another pirate, also knighted by the Queen, Sir John Hawkins, together stormed Veracruz in 1568, when still lacked fortifications. Drake is credited with the large booty in recorded history: two Spanish ships carrying gold and silver from American name of God, which I enjoyed Elizabeth knight arming him [citation needed]. 


Piracy in the Caribbean Spanish [edit] 

See also: History of the Caribbean, West Indies and Spanish Fleet of the Indies. 



Illustration of a pirate by Howard Pyle. 

Road to the Indies that followed the Spanish boats, crossed the Atlantic Ocean bound for Cuba or the Spanish. Of these islands to the mainland routes departing: Veracruz, Portobelo, Maracaibo, La Guaira, and Cartagena. 


During the first centuries of Spanish rule in America, the pirates tried, and often succeeded, stealing valuable cargoes of gold and other goods from the New World abounded in the Caribbean Sea, presenting an ideal place for the activity for its abundance of islands where pirates could take refuge. Keep in mind that the Catholic Monarchs in 1495 allowed all his subjects manning ships to the newly discovered Indies, which caused many boats to launch Atlantic unprepared, being easy prey for wolves Mar.15 


Felipe II ordered that no ship made ​​the route to the Indies without protection against attack by pirates on the Spanish ships. This was decided by the formation of convoys in which the ships and the ships were escorted by the mighty galleons and rattles, called System fleets and galleons. This system was a great success if you stick to the proportion of chartered fleets (more than four) versus trapped fleets (two), which gives a percentage of catch of 0.5%, and neither of these was due to the action of pirates or privateers, but the Marine war pertinently armadas.15 


In any case, in the seventeenth century the tropics of Hispanic America became the stage where they played the piece wolves of the sea, often covered by major Western countries (mainly Britain, France and the Netherlands). 


As indicated, the privateers acting on behalf of their kings, keeping part of the booty call. On the other hand, the mere adventurers and thieves were known by the generic name of buccaneers, because their crews were nourished by islanders who prepared and sold meat bucán, ie smoked. They spread terror and desolation in populations in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Veracruz, San Francisco de Campeche, Cuba, Santo Domingo, Cartagena de Indias, Honduras, Venezuela, Panama and Nicaragua were the hardest hit places, victims of looting, robbery and murder. 


Highlighted figures Henry Morgan Welsh, French Lolonois (named Jean François David Nau) and Michel de Grammont, the Laurens de Graff, Dutch Lorencillo (named for his short stature, others refer to it as Lorent Jacome ), all unscrupulous pirates. The worst round ever recorded were: Maracaibo Lolonois, Veracruz by Grammont and Lorencillo and Puerto Bello by Morgan. These whipped and nakedness did not have any defense by the Spanish overseas empire. 


But this situation was changing as the colonies were increasing in population, and the metropolis was investing in the fleet defenses and garrisons. Thus, in the late sixteenth century the main pirates and privateers were dead or prisoners 


Richard Grenville was defeated and died in 1591 in the Azores. 

Thomas Cavendish fails on an expedition and died in 1592 possibly water off Ascension Island, Africa. 

David Middelton also fails in the Azores. 

George Clifford lost 14 of its 28 ships Plymouth outputs in Operation Raleigh in 1595; they fell between John Hawkins and Francis Drake. 

Sir Walter Raleigh was sentenced to death, suffered torture and was later beheaded in 1618. 

British historian JB Black put it in a sentence with nostalgic dyes: "The formidable squads corsairs who once ravaged the Caribbean, had disappeared" .16


I think a system of laws, judgments, convictions rewards i will need, since in either direction that focused acabaria having a positive outcome in the game, besides the fact that, when was the easy life of a pirate? : D greetings!






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i would hate to see this game turned into a simple pirate romp where single ships combat rather than being a game about naval fleet warfare. They have to get naval fleet warfare right before wasting effort on pirates as like i said the market is flooded with pirate games some of them very good.

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The system they have in mind sounds really solid to me. Piracy will be based on the actions you take, for example sinking and stealing from your own Nation. This will affect your reputation and make you a pirate. Presumably this will close all the ports and resources you had access to as a National player, making piracy something you will have to consider very carefully before doing. Additionally if you go pirate with something very valuable like a rated ship you're basically painting a huge target on your back that says "sink me!" The developers intent seems to be very much a short term profit at the risk of long term difficulties. 

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If you go pirate with anything rated it would be highly recognisable as a particular nations vessel.

You don't just steal the HMS Victory and then use it for piracy. If it is used for piracy then the nation will recognise your nation so you better be at war with it.

Very expensive to run and a sole purpose of taking on enemy navies.

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