Unlockables

  • Top of The Line Ships

    There are four classes that make ideal pirating ships: The tiny, darty Pinnace class, the swift, deft Sloop class, the balanced, steadfast Brig class, and the formidable Frigate class. Each one has three tiers in it. These are the ways in which to acquire the best ships of each class.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Brig of War (Brig class)Often seen as Military Payroll carriers, or Troop Transports, attack as normal, beware of large amounts of enemy crew
    Mail Runner (Pinnace class)Offer to escort a war declaration or peace offering from a colony, and then attack the courier once out of port
    Royal Sloop (Sloop class)Often seen as a Pirate Hunter out of Spanish ports, attack shipping around a Spanish port and one may come out to attack you
    Ship of The Line (Frigate class)Relentlessly attack shipping of the English, French, or Dutch, keep watch for a "New Warship" Ship of The Line sailing about

    Contributed By: Agent Edmonds.

Easter Eggs

  • Brother Jeff

    Randomly and rarely, the monk that greets you at a Jesuit monestary will be replaced with a likeness of Jeff Briggs, the CEO of Firaxis Games. He lacks the distinct shaved skullcap and pudgy cheeks of the normal monk, and instead sports a goatee and a completely shaved head. He otherwise acts like a normal Jesuit monk.

    Contributed By: Agent Edmonds.

  • Mysterious Sid

    In rare and random occasions, the Mysterious Traveler at the back of the tavern will instead be Sid Meier, the executive producer of the game. He will be most distinct, as he lacks the trademark beard of the other mysterious travelers. He otherwise acts just like a normal Mysterious Traveler.

    Contributed By: Agent Edmonds.

  • No easter eggs here, matey

    Open up the Piratopedia and look up the entry for St. Eustatius. Early in the entry the word 'Eastern' is used and only the 'Easter' part of it is a hyperlink. Click it to access a hidden page that firmly denies the existence of any easter eggs in Sid Meier's Pirates.

    Contributed By: Sashanan.

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day in Sid Meier's Pirates!

    When the data of the computer is set to September 19th (International Talk Like a Pirate Day), everyone will talk differently in the game. You will become ye. Avast, Shiver me timbers, and Arr will punctuate every other sentence. Nothing like a beautiful daughter of a governer talkin in pirate!
    The dialogue is noticably different from the standard fare. Even in the menus and the narrator.

    Contributed By: machismo.

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