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Salty Dog
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:23 am    Post subject: Most Gold on one captured ship Reply with quote

I knocked off a Military Payroll a long time ago and it had over 17,000 in gold. Any one else seen this?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a thread about this a couple of years ago, actually.. I don't remember my biggest catch, but I think I got some nice Payrolls when I converted all the caribbean to the Dutch...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you conquer and change the allegiance of every Spanish port in the game, Spanish ships can carry huge amounts of gold...

Once, I captured two Spanish privateers. One had 21,000 gold; the other, over 27,000.

I don't know if the other nationalities would yield the same treasure under the same conditions, but considering the status of the Spanish as the favoured prey, it seems unlikely...one could always try, I reckon...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:24 am    Post subject: Re: Most Gold on one captured ship Reply with quote

Salty Dog wrote:
I knocked off a Military Payroll a long time ago and it had over 17,000 in gold. Any one else seen this?


Almost. In my latest swash game, I started off as English in the lesser antilles. Within less than a month of game time, I spotted a Dutch military payroll, and it had 15,800 gold aboard. Quite a nice start for my fledgling crew and really helped in that early part of the game when it's hard to build and maintain a crew large enough to plunder with.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: Most Gold on one captured ship Reply with quote

mixtli wrote:
Salty Dog wrote:
I knocked off a Military Payroll a long time ago and it had over 17,000 in gold. Any one else seen this?


Almost. In my latest swash game, I started off as English in the lesser antilles. Within less than a month of game time, I spotted a Dutch military payroll, and it had 15,800 gold aboard. Quite a nice start for my fledgling crew and really helped in that early part of the game when it's hard to build and maintain a crew large enough to plunder with.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my all time favorite treasure ship
has a negative 32,000 gold on board
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rupertlittlebear wrote:
my all time favorite treasure ship
has a negative 32,000 gold on board


The Titanic ? which is why it was sunk - to hide the deficit...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave the Knave wrote:
If you conquer and change the allegiance of every Spanish port in the game, Spanish ships can carry huge amounts of gold...

Once, I captured two Spanish privateers. One had 21,000 gold; the other, over 27,000.



I thought this was a bug in the original version that was corrected in the patches (and/or any copy bought after 2007)???

I never had much luck finding large pots of gold on board no matter what strategy I used.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

davyjones wrote:
Dave the Knave wrote:
If you conquer and change the allegiance of every Spanish port in the game, Spanish ships can carry huge amounts of gold...

Once, I captured two Spanish privateers. One had 21,000 gold; the other, over 27,000.



I thought this was a bug in the original version that was corrected in the patches (and/or any copy bought after 2007)???

I never had much luck finding large pots of gold on board no matter what strategy I used.


Apparently Sid Meier appears too as the Traveller in the Tavern - I have played a fair bit - but I have never seen him...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparticus wrote:
Apparently Sid Meier appears too as the Traveller in the Tavern - I have played a fair bit - but I have never seen him...

If I recall correctly, he appears in the tavern only in settlements, not in cities.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland wrote:
sparticus wrote:
Apparently Sid Meier appears too as the Traveller in the Tavern - I have played a fair bit - but I have never seen him...

If I recall correctly, he appears in the tavern only in settlements, not in cities.


Still - I have never seen him Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't read this post in a long time.

Sid Meier appears in EVERY game in a small Settlement. You just have to find which one it is. I can assure you, if you check all the Settlements you will find him in every game.

Has anyone else conquered all the Spanish Cities and spotted huge gold shipments? I can re-open my Marooned Challenge game and conquer the rest of the Spanish Cities and see what happens.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I took over all the Spanish cities on the coastlines, including Panama. I left Puerto Principe and Grand Granada. Should I be looking for Spanish Military Payroll, Spanish Treasure Ships, or Spanish Privateers? The only Spanish cargo ships I see are the Treasure Fleet that spawns every February 1st.
Of course, the small Settlements spawn troop ships and Immigrant ships. I suppose they could also spawn Invasion Ships that could take back a city.
When eliminating the Spanish Cities, the last city on the Caribbean left was Cartagena and it was launching Invasion ships at least every month before I finally took it out. Sailor
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here were the responses when you asked a similar question ten years ago:
http://www.hookedonpirates.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2388

In this thread, Kristian95 gives more details:
http://www.hookedonpirates.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2185

Kristian95 wrote:
if you have the US version of Pirates, you can take advantage of the mondo-gold bug. Simply eliminate 3 of the 4 countries and start doing escort missions (governors, immigrants, etc). This will cause ships from the eliminated nations to appear, trying to ruin your mission. These ships carry a lot of gold, often up to 20k apiece.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you let the named pirates plunder along their merry way (leave them alone) after a few years they yield large sums.

I think I knocked off Henry Morgan for 32,000 one time.
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