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Discussion in 'Age of Pirates Gameplay & Tips' started by Keith, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. Keith

    Keith Guest

    <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bookish.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":mm" border="0" alt="bookish.gif" /> If your looking for specific details about Age of Pirates such as weapons, ships, items. Please follow the following links.

    <u><b>Links for Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales</b></u><i>
    <a href="http://www.piratesahoy.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=48&Itemid=48" target="_blank">Islands </a>
    <a href="http://www.piratesahoy.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=47&Itemid=48" target="_blank">Ships </a>
    <a href="http://www.piratesahoy.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=50&Itemid=48" target="_blank">Officers </a></i>

    <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/poet.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":hmm" border="0" alt="poet.gif" /> The Age of Pirates FAQ is an article based on information released. It will be updated as new information arrives via Q&A's or emails. <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/danse1.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":dance" border="0" alt="danse1.gif" />

    <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro--><b>Background</b> <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->(publisher details & developers stuff)

    <b>Q. What is Age of Pirates all about? <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dunno.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shrug" border="0" alt="dunno.gif" /> </b>
    A. <i>Age of Pirates is an RPG from the creators of Sea Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean, the most acclaimed pirate simulations throughout the world. Based on the next generation sea engine STORM, The Age of Pirates represents utmost graphical experience.

    The world of The Age of Pirates is 16 islands and the endless sea waters of the living Caribbean. You can dare assume the role of any of the two main characters, each with his own spectacular story. Over 10 types of ships will be at your disposal! Hire officers to improve your sailing abilities, and fighters - to help you in boarding and melee encounters. Fight foreign ships, capture prizes to sail them and prisoners to trade them at slave markets. Attack forts to conquer colonies, and then develop the colonies to produce more goods attracting more colonists.

    Advanced AI of the foreign captains allows them to sail, trade, capture and develop colonies all on their own - so think first before underestimating your rivals in the race for domination! No quarter is spared! The Age of Pirates is the freedom of sailing, trading, fighting and development - and the unlimited exploration of the real Caribbean.</i>

    <b>Q. Is Age of Pirates the Official Name?</b>
    A. <i>Yes but no, Playlogic have changed the name slightly to "Caribbean Tales: Age of Pirates" as the official Western name. Inside Russia it is called Corasirs 3</i>

    <b>Q. Who are the Developers & Publishers of AOP?</b>
    A. <i>The Russian software company<!--coloro:eek:range--><span style="color:eek:range"><!--/coloro--><b> <a href="http://www.akella.com" target="_blank">Akella</a></b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> is the developer of Age of Pirates. Akella have a long history of Pirate games with Seadogs aswell as Pirates of the Caribbean to their credit.

    There will be 2 publishers, <a href="http://www.1c.ru" target="_blank">1C</a> is already confirmed for publishing Corsairs 3 inside Russia.

    The western publisher has been announced as <a href="http://www.playlogicint.com/" target="_blank"><b>Playlogic</b></a></i> with <a href="http://www.atari.com" target="_blank">Atari</a> as the distributer.

    <b>Q. When is it to be Released?</b>
    A. <i>The Russian Corsairs 3 will be released in June of 2005, Age of Pirates is due for release in September 2006</i>

    <b>Q. Can I Beta Test AOP?</b>
    A. <i>There is only 1 beta testing session, that is unfortunately for the Russian only version it will be help in May and will go for a couple of months</i>

    <b>Q. Where is the Demo?</b>
    A. <i>There is no news of a demo for AOP, however if history is anything to go by there will probably not be one as neither Seadogs or POTC had a demo either. </i>

    <b>Q. Where is the English Age of Pirates website?</b>
    A.<i> You can find that <a href="http://www.playlogicgames.com/aopct/" target="_blank">HERE</a></i>

    <!--coloro:red--><span style="color:red"><!--/coloro--><b>Gameplay</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> (general stuff, like ships items, the map)

    <b>Q. How many hours gameplay can i expect?</b>
    <i>A. If you are sticking only to the storyline around 20hours. Remember though a big part of the game is its free nature and you can spend up to 100 hours there.</i>

    <b>Q. How many ships are included?</b>
    A. <i>There will be 15 ships included in AOP - Manowar, Battleship, Warship, Lineship, Frigate, Pinnace, Galleon, Corvette, Brig, Fleut, Caravel, Barque, Schooner, Sloop and Lugger</i>

    <b>Q. What type of upgrades can I get for my ship?</b>
    <i>A. Apart from the cannon upgrades you can also purchase other ship mods such as brass plating for protection and improved rigging for extra speed</i>

    <b>Q. How many ships can I have in my fleet at one time?</b>
    <i>A. The limit is 4 ships only</i>

    <b>Q. What Nations are involved in the Caribbean in AOP?</b><i>A. There will be 4 Nations, English, French, Spanish and Dutch. While there will be no "Pirate Nation" in the beginning the player can capture a town and convert it to a Pirate city </i> <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sailr.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":sail" border="0" alt="sailr.gif" />

    <b>Q. Whats the deal with capturing colonies?</b>
    <i>A. A captured town become part of your empire, you will need to fund the town to improve it in many ways and you will have to defend it it its attacked by other nations. </i>

    <b>Q. Who are the main playable characters</b>
    A. <i>There are 2 playable characters, one male and one female, follow this link <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro--><b><a href="http://forum.piratesahoy.net/index.php?showtopic=5137" target="_blank">HERE</a> </b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->to find out more about them.</i>

    <b>Q. How many skills are avalible for levelling up with?</b><i>A. There are 10 skills for you to choose from. Leadership, Shooting, Fencing, Navigation, Defence, Repair, Trade, Luck, Instruments, Accuracy.</i>

    <b>Q. What NPC's can i get to work for me?</b>
    A. <i>There are 6 type of experienced officers you can hire. Doctor, Carpenter, Trader, Navigator, Botswain & a Gunner. These NPC's will also gain experience as you do</i>

    <b>Q. What Age is Age of Pirates set in?</b>
    A. <i>1640 is the estimate that AOP will be based in, however design elements have made it so ships and other advancements may be included such as the Manowar to make it a bit more fun.</i>

    <!--coloro:gray--><span style="color:gray"><!--/coloro--><b>Misc.</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> (music & other little things)

    <b>Q. What version of the Storm Engine is Age of Pirates using?</b>
    <i>A. Storm 2.5</i>

    <b>Q. Is there an Original soundtrack & who is composing it?</b>
    A. <i>The AoS soundtrack themes were composed by Yuri Poteenko (the composer of Russian blockbuster's <a href="http://www.serials.ru/main/en/nochnoy_dozor.html" target="_blank">Nochnoy Dozor </a>themes) and performed by the symphonic orchestra directed by the famous conductor Alexander Vedernikov</i>

    <b>Q. What are the system requirements</b> <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/modding.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":modding" border="0" alt="modding.gif" />
    A. <i>We believe it will run normally on 1500 MHz CPU with GeForce3 video (or any other video card of that class). Although we would recommend a 2000 MHz CPU, GeForce FX, 512 ram.</i>

    <!--coloro:green--><span style="color:green"><!--/coloro--><b>Multiplayer</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> (Types of multiplayer, how many players)

    <b>Q. What Game modes are included with AOP</b>
    <i>A. There will be four different modes: Free for All, Naval Battle, Sink the Convoy and Capture the Fort.
    First one is a common Deathmatch with everyone fighting against all others. Naval Battle is a Team Deathmatch.
    Playing Sink the Convoy players will be divided onto two teams. First team is a trade convoy with a main ship, which is set as target. Other team must sink the target. If they succeed - they win.
    The last mode is also for two teams. One is set as attackers and other one as a defender. Attackers must destroy sea fortress guarded by defenders. Fortress also is firing at attacking ships. If attackers destroy the fort - they win.</i>

    <b>Q. How many players can be on a server?</b>
    A.<i> There is a limit of 16 players on each server.</i>

    <b>Q. Will there be an online co-op mode?</b> <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/par-ty.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cheers" border="0" alt="par-ty.gif" />
    A. <i>No, there will be no co-op mode</i>

    <!--coloro:purple--><span style="color:purple"><!--/coloro--><b>Modding</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <b>Q. Will the layout of scripts be the same as POTC?</b>
    A. <i>Yes they will be like in POTC you can open them up in a text editor and get cracking <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whippa.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":whipa" border="0" alt="whippa.gif" /> </i>

    <b>Q. Will there be an SKD provided with the release?</b> <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bookish.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":mm" border="0" alt="bookish.gif" />
    A. <i> Akella have made no promises but have said it will be likely</i>

    <!--coloro:eek:range--><span style="color:eek:range"><!--/coloro--><b>It's not POTC</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> (since alot of people are comparing it to a updated POTC)

    <b>Q. What's changed?</b>
    A. <i>There have been a number of changes, mainly dealing with making AOP more of a realistic setting. That does not mean the wind, turning will be like real, it dies mean there will be ships and items that actually exsited. There have been large graphical changes with AOP using the Storm 2.5 engine along with Renderware effects making it look vastly different. Recent screenshots of AOP explain this much better. Go <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro--><b><a href="http://www.piratesahoy.net/content/view/528/2/" target="_blank">HERE</a> </b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->to see for yourself.
    Another point is that AOP is to be a free spirited game, while there is a main plot you can follow it, or not if you like. POTC would end the game after completing the main quest, this is not an issue with AOP.</i>

    <b>Q. Whats being included into AOP that was not in POTC</b>
    A. <i>While not alot is know on this matter, we do know slavery is going to be included.</i>
    Q. Whats being left out.</b>
    A. <i>Skeletons and other "cult" refernces, AOP is set in a real world with real occurences</i>
  2. Idelacio

    Idelacio Landlubber

    Jul 1, 2005
    Aboard the mighty Sea Monkey
    <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":?" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

    Moved my comment to a more recent thread... please excuse my spazmosity.
  3. Ravenheart

    Ravenheart Native Obfuscator

    Sep 20, 2003
    Bulgaria, Bourgas
    I'd like to request: PLEASE ADD A "CONNECT TO IP" BUTTON!
  4. Seabro

    Seabro Landlubber

    Jan 1, 1970
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Q. When is it to be Released?
    A. The Russian Corsairs 3 will be released in June of 2005, Age of Pirates is due for release in Fall of 2005 (aka 3rd Qtr)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

    man, this needs an update....

    I think the proper title for this topic would be - AoP FAQ (Akella PR-department's edition).
    That way you can know straight away that many answers are not true.
  5. Keith

    Keith Guest

    Go my uptodateness and immidiatesanswerish <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mybad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":facepalm" border="0" alt="mybad.gif" />

    Cheers Seabro
  6. Mystichawk

    Mystichawk Landlubber

    Jul 6, 2006
    Update Website: <a href="http://www.playlogicgames.com/aopct/" target="_blank">http://www.playlogicgames.com/aopct/</a>
  7. Keith

    Keith Guest

    Cheers Mystic, noted <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/danse1.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":dance" border="0" alt="danse1.gif" />

    TiMEDANCE Landlubber

    Aug 1, 2006
    BIG QUESTION about gameplay:

    How is the sailing-gameplay? Do you sail via small map(like in "pirates") - or do you always sail in 3D-mode as it is seen on every screen-shot ???

    edit: Question nr. II:

    How is the investigation-system? Do you see every ship on small map? Or is it like in old "pirates"?
  9. Sargon

    Sargon Landlubber

    Jul 29, 2006
    You CAN sail in 3D mode all the way to whatever destination or via map. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
  10. Black Bart Roberts

    Black Bart Roberts Landlubber

    Aug 5, 2006
    behind you everywhere you go
    WRONG, you sail using the small map just like in Pirates!, you only enter 3d view during a battle, island landing, and fort bombardment. This game is exactly like PotC, with most of the same features. But don't worry, they made a mod where you can sail using ONLY 3d view, and I'm sure they'll do the same with Age of Pirates. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/me.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":onya" border="0" alt="me.gif" />
  11. Sargon

    Sargon Landlubber

    Jul 29, 2006
    Oh man, thanks for correcting me there Black Bart; don't want to give bad info out. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

    Still, that is awesome of them being able to do that mod, very ingenious.
  12. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

    Nov 11, 2004
    Maritime Research: Project Engineer (Analysis)
    Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Just for fun, I just found this recently written review of the music from Age of Pirates: http://www.tracksounds.com/reviews/age_pirates_caribbean_tales_yury_poteyenko.htm
  13. Thagarr

    Thagarr Pining for the Fjords! Staff Member Administrator Creative Support Storm Modder News Gatherer Hearts of Oak Donator

    Jan 1, 1970
    CNC Machine Operator
    Steeler Country
    Nice find Pieter! :onya

    I always did like the music for Akellas pirate games, it's unfortunate the gameplay in AOP didn't quite live up to the quality of the music. I really did enjoy playing some of the early parts of the game, there was some serious potential there, but the bad story lines and Starforce pretty much put an end to that.
  14. glogoglo

    glogoglo Landlubber

    Aug 13, 2011
    dose smoebody know how to put cursed sails for flying dutchman and totaly black sails for black pearl on aop???

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