Pirates Ahoy – Game Introduction
Pirates Ahoy is a Facebook game developed by Playfish that brings a player to the high seas to become a pirate. Sailing around the world with crew members, fight sea monsters, locate treasures and go on missions. This quick start guide will provide you with tips to get started playing Pirates Ahoy.
Fight Sea Monsters
A pirate’s adventure is never boring. As you sail the seas, you’ll encounter different kinds of sea monsters. From an octopus to a jelly fish and even a rubber ducky. Fighting against them will require energy points. When you achieve victory, you’ll be rewarded with food, coins and even reveal treasure maps.
Here’s a tip: Fight as many monsters in earlier levels. You’ll win most of the time. It also rewards you more food than trying to find it on an island or sunken ship. This is a good time to stock up on food to help you replenish your energy to be able to play longer. As you reach higher levels, it will be harder to defeat them and will potentially be a waste of energy.
Earn Ship Badges
A badge is a symbol of what you’ve achieved within the game. You can earn them by achieving certain goals while doing activities several times. Once achieved, you be will rewarded higher valued items which gives you an edge compared to other players.
An example would be earning the “You Dig?” badge. If you use the shovel 300 times, you’ll get a speed boost and dig faster the next time around.
Take note that you have to change your badge and use what you need the next time you play. If you plan to dig more to try find treasure, then the “You Dig” badge should be used. This is another benefit of unlocking more badges. You can use them in your overall strategy as you reach higher levels.
Rescue and Expand your Crew
Expanding your crew is important as it expands your maximum energy limit for every member you rescue. There are two ways to add new crew members.
You can rescue them if you see one crying out for help during your travels. Another way is to go to the crew panel and add a friend, if an empty slot is available. Both will ask you to request for your friend to join and become a neighbor. If you can’t wait, you can opt to pay a hiring fee instead.
Tip: Since the game randomly selects a friend from your list, it can be a good idea to invest and pay the fee instead of waiting for your friend to accept. You need to fill up empty seats in your ship as soon as they are available. This will increase your energy limit to 10 energy points per friend. The more energy points you have, the more activities you can do to progress faster.
Fulfill Quests and Missions
For a player to follow the storyline, quests are available to break the monotony of the gameplay. Having to fulfill quests reward you more experience points and coins. Accept a quest when your energy bar if full. This will give you a head start and ensure you achieve the objective before your energy runs out.
Missions randomly appear during game play. You’ll find them while you are sailing. Keep your eyes peeled for floating bottles containing instructions or ships that indicate they have a quest waiting to be accepted. This will add to your quest book until you’ve fulfilled them.
Tip: It is easier to locate where special items are (e.g. searching for sea monsters or where to deliver the parcel) when you use the zoom tool. Images with an exclamation mark on them serves as a guide for you to fulfill the quest faster.
When presented, buy the tools you need to search treasure locations.
Collect and Restore Treasures
Treasure locations appear when a map is found. Dig for treasure and you’ll eventually find one which you’ll need to restore. As you find each treasure, this will be added to your collection. The objective here is to restore each one to gain experience points. Once you’ve completed each collection, you’ll unlock a hidden treasure which you can place in your island.
Take note that you’ll need a number of gems, stones and jewels to restore them. Visit newly added neighbors and go through more treasure locations to get more of these items.
Build Workshops in your Island
Earn more coins by building workshops in your island. Producing items such as wooden legs or harvesting from your farm to sell them for a profit will help you gain some extra cash to further improve your ship and customize your island.
Remember to collect on time or your investment will be lost. You can opt to hire a mule for a couple of days to help collect for you. Take note you will need Playfish Cash to do so.
Collect Gems, Stones and Coins from Neighbors
The great thing about visiting your neighbors is that you are rewarded with items you need to restore your treasures like gems and stones plus coins to purchase items for your island. But, wait! Not all visits will give you rewards.
The neighbor list has indicators that help you choose which neighbor to visit. Looking at the screenshot below, you’ll notice some of your friends have coin pouches beside their picture. This means your visit to Johnny will reward you coins instead of gems. Click on the floating treasure chest near their island and it will reward you 200 coins.
If you’ve just added new neighbors and haven’t visited them, it will be indicated in the list. In the same example, by visiting Tana and Brian, you’ll earn a couple of gems or stones to be used for restoration.
Daily Lucky Dip
Loyal pirates are rewarded with a daily lucky dip. You can turn over the number of cards based on the days you’ve visited. Be rewarded with food, gems, stones and coins to aid you in your adventure.
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