Almost Never get Attacked
This code is simple. Enter your name as "Black Beard" and you almost never get attacked. Also, some of the ships will actually just give up when you attack them!
Best Trade Routes
The best way to build up money in the whole game is trading. After you get started you should sell then buy then sell then buy. The key is to get a good bookkeeper, you can find 3 good ones in
these places usually. Antoine Fitch- London, Jacob Walwiek- Bordeux, Benito- Alexandria.
You must always buy the lowest possible and sell the highest that you can. The routes are: Hamburg to Copenhagen (buy dye and glassware), Istanbul to Athens (buy carpet and art), then there is Cairo to Mecca (the specials of both).
Easy Battle Experience
Go to Tunis and pick out a week pirate to prey upon, then when he comes out bombard him and
challenge him to a duel. Make sure you are well equiped with a B or better sword and armor, when in the duel have him at your mercy by keeping at a 50 plus or minus ten life points but don't kill him. Use weak one level attacks until he can survive a blow.
Keep that up for 10 attacks and the duel will end. Then challenge
him again and again until you have your desired level. note this
works best if you have a Barge ship and have sunk all other ships
around so you can duel away.
Deposit money into a Marco polo bank at the end of a month then stay in the lodge until the month is over. Then return to the bank and you will receive 3% more than you deposited. Try this every month for easy cash. The more you have, the more you get.
Hold Y on the battle field when it's not your turn for a super fast battle.
How to Build the "Barge"
Go to Bristol and invest $50,000 in the shipyard every month for 3 to 5 months. When this is done, ask the shipyard worker for a new ship. He will show you several new ships including frigates and Barges.
How to Build the Full-Rig Ship
In Hamburg and Antwerp you can purchase the best battle sihp in the game, when arranged correctly it can travel the most days at sea also. Invest 50,000 gold into the shipyards at Antwerp and Hamburg from 3-5 months. After 3-5 months then go to the shipyard and go to buy new ship, on the second page of shipd you will find the Frigate and the Full-rig ship. If you invest in both at one time then you can build two at a time. They are better than the Barge in battle and at sea. But the best trade ship is the Tekkhouson, after investing the same ammount the same ammount of times in Sakia then you can purchase a Tekkhouson. It is the best trade ship. arrange it at first then sail back to Europe. It is the quickest ship and it can hold the second or third most cargo in the whole game.