um... CMIIW, but if I'm correct, u're not supposed to be able to add P.I.R.A.T.E.S status through leveling up.. It's your basic status, and if u level up u can only pick perks (look to down left of your character screen).. And u also improve ur abilities (Heavy Weapons, Sailing, etc) through doing it.. It's kinda different with AoP 1.. (sorry for the bad english)
I agree with the above poster, I am level 6 now and my P.I.R.A.T.E.S. stats are the same but I am able to choose perks. If anything, a percentage might add on to your regular stats as you level but I am not certain.
As for the experience gained meter, I kept mines in the middle but I think that just allows you to level a bit faster...that seems logical.
you do realise this was made in Russia. They make em cheap any crappy. And then sell them to stupid American pigdogs like myself so they can make a proofit off of a $50.00 gift card and leave your with $17.36 remaining on it in order to ahcieve an easy rupee of whatever their currency is!!! AHH THIS GAME SUCKS!
To increase P.I.R.A.T.E.S, you MAY need to increase the corresponding skiil eg. If you right click on P-Power, you find that it corresponds to Weapons I-Insight to Accuracy and stealth R-Reaction to Light and med weapons, Pistols, Boarding A-authority to leadership and trade T-Talent to player and ship abbilities E-Endurance to Repair and Defence S-Success to pistols, luck and stealth
Maybe ive been playing oblivion too long, but i cant think of any other way. Im now trying to increase power by increasing weapons, just to test this theory. If it works, ill post the results. If it doesnt, I will slink of to a dark room and wallow in self pity