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Which carries the best swag?
Smugglers
87%
 87%  [ 7 ]
Merchantmen, Galleons, and Fluyts(Not Treasure ships)
12%
 12%  [ 1 ]
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fossaman
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:40 am    Post subject: What carries the best swag? Reply with quote

Which type of ship carries the best swag? The standard, non treasure type merchantmen, fluyts, and galleons, or Smugglers? I think the smugglers carry spice and luxuries more often. What have you noticed?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, they also tend to have more money... and also have a chance of having specialists on board Smile

Good poll!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smugglers, by far. More money, luxuries or spice as loot... trade ships only carry goods or sugar, I don't remember capturing any trade ships laden with spice or luxuries, only treasure ships. I attack traders only if I don't want to offend a country but still want to do some looting. Attacking smugglers is more provocating I think.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrBeast wrote:
Smugglers, by far. More money, luxuries or spice as loot... trade ships only carry goods or sugar, I don't remember capturing any trade ships laden with spice or luxuries, only treasure ships. I attack traders only if I don't want to offend a country but still want to do some looting. Attacking smugglers is more provocating I think.


I must agree on you here.
I noticed that smugglers tend to carry spice or luxuries 99 % of the time I attacked them.
Must add that I did not always attack smugglers, since they used to outrun me with their warpspeed...
I used to sail frigates, and when you attack a small pinnace or sloop, they are much faster than me.
So, if I didn't demast them immediately, or damage their sails, the smuggler would get away into the dusk...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed that smugglers tend to have more specialists as well as spice and luxuries. Since I use a war canoe, I've never had a problem catching them. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Striker wrote:
I've noticed that smugglers tend to have more specialists as well as spice and luxuries. Since I use a war canoe, I've never had a problem catching them. Very Happy


Ditto! Nothing escapes the war canoe! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Striker wrote:
I've noticed that smugglers tend to have more specialists as well as spice and luxuries. Since I use a war canoe, I've never had a problem catching them. Very Happy


But my cannon balls go faster than your canoe. Up for a little game of dodge "ball"?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cap'n Tiger wrote:
Striker wrote:
I've noticed that smugglers tend to have more specialists as well as spice and luxuries. Since I use a war canoe, I've never had a problem catching them. Very Happy


But my cannon balls go faster than your canoe. Up for a little game of dodge "ball"?


Unless you're at point blank, dodging cannon balls with a war canoe (especially if you have copper plating and cotton sails) is surprisingly easy Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even in a mail runner it's easy. These ships go fast enough that the enemy ship must lead them by several lengths, and since they can turn inside one or two lengths...
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only do smugglers often yield good returns when it comes to gold, goods, and specialists, but sinking/capturing them is also a great way to curry favor with any nation you're trying to get a promotion or land deeds from. If it is a smuggler from a nation they're at war with of course.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kristian95 wrote:
I agree, they also tend to have more money... and also have a chance of having specialists on board Smile

Good poll!!! Wink


M also agree Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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