How To: Fly a Pirate Ship!
Posted by Evan Silver
Fly a Pirate Ship!
…Or any ship at all, for that matter. This is explained briefly in the Tutorial, but read this if you still don’t understand. First, you need to quest and quest and quest until you’ve gotten your first ship, a Skull Island Raft (Extra Light).
…Which has a really pitiful name, I’m sorry to say. Mine is the Lanky Scow, since you can’t see it. If you know where to look, you can look at all of your ship stats. If you don’t know where to look, it’s in the bottom right corner… right over here.
Now what do all these numbers mean?! It’s pretty simple. The big blue globe is your Hull Integrity, or ship health. When you’re attacked, this will go down. But hey, I’m getting ahead of myself. Above your health is your speed bar. It will tell you how fast your ship is moving. Press the Up-Arrow to go faster. Press the Down-Arrow to go slower. Press the Left- and Right-Arrows to steer. Be warned, you can’t go backwards! Also, you can’t stop completely without dropping anchor or docking. To let down the anchors, press your [Spacebar]. To dock, go to a floating island that has some sign of civilization. When you get there, this will show at the bottom of your screen.
That is, of course, with the location you’re docking at. When you press [X], your screen will load and you’ll be on your ship at the docks. Now what? How do I get onto the docks? When you see this icon on your ship, walk over and press [X].
Congratulations! Now that you’ve done whatever you need to do, how do you get back on the ship?
You’ll see the same symbol to get back on, right next to your ship’s flag. When you press [X] next to it, you’ll teleport right up to your ship, by the sailing station.
Press [X] by it to start sailing! These are the basics of sailing, keep on the lookout for an advanced sailing guide!