The minigame lasts for nine minutes in total. The general goal is to collect as much treasure and return it to your base as possible. The treasure can be collected by either gathering up the Treasure Chests or by sinking other ships and stealing theirs.
minigame, take note of your color and base location so you can return to it easily when necessary. If you are the only player versus all AI opponents, then your color will normally be red.
Possible base colors are Red, Blue, Black, Purple, Green and Orange.
Remember, the goal is to collect as much treasure as you can within the nine minutes of play time, so move swiftly and have no mercy.
If you're not comfortable using the arrow keys for movement, you can also use the WASD keys to steer your ship around.
The only other keys you need to worry about during the minigame is the ctrl key, which is used for ship versus ship battle.
If you sink an opponent, their treasure drops onto the sea, and whoever passes over the treasure first steals it. Even if an opponent is shown as having no treasure above their ship, they will always drop at least one chest of treasure.
When you feel you are losing a battle, be sure to head back to your base quickly. This is where knowing your way around is very handy!
While you are in base, you are also invulnerable to attack, and so are your opponents when they are in theirs. When being pursued with a large load of treasure, its usually a good idea to head to base to avoid being sunk.
While at base, you can can steer inside the cave to switch which ship you are using (the game does NOT pause during this time). The three starting ships are:
Try them all out until you find the ship that works best for how you play! While in the ship selection, you can also change the decal on your flag at the bottom of the screen.
Whirlpools may look deadly, but they are actually quite helpful. These will take your ship to another place on the map quickly. There's usually a whirlpool near your base, and another one further into the map. No whirlpools will take you back to base, however, so plan your escapes wisely.
Whirlpools are also a good way to avoid getting sunk. If you are on the losing end and there's a nearby whirlpool, hop on in for the teleport, then head back to base for recuperation.
Currents exist on most maps and can either work for or against you. They do not move and always travel the same way. Trying to move against a current is practically impossible and can quickly lead to your demise in a ship battle. However, running with a current can speed you along to plunder or safety much quicker.
Each of these features could lean to your advantage if used wisely. Escaping opponents or reaching treasure faster is key with the whirlpools, while cornering an opponent into a reverse current or leading a chaser through cannon towers could lead to your victory. Always keep an eye on your surroundings!
There are three types of power ups on every map.
The power ups only last a short time and picking up a new one will replace a previous buff already on you.
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You will be randomly placed in one of three minigame maps. The play style is the same for each, simply the terrain and appearance is changed.
There have been some quests found around Sacred Grove associated with this update!
|This article refers to items, events, personae and activities that were introduced for the Pirate's Plunder game update on March 19, 2010.|