Fire up your cannons as there’s a high seas battle afoot and I just wanted to gather and share a little information so we don’t all start misfiring or shooting ourselves in the foot.
This post is about battle rewards, if you’re looking for guides to attacking, upgrading or gunboat levels you will find them here.
Upon reaching Pt. 3 of the main Questline See No Evil you will be prompted to repair the Groggy Gunboat. This has a 10 sec repair and once repaired your gunboat will be ready to go into battle and as battles = rewards you will want to boost those rewards by upgrading your Gunboat but don’t rush these upgrades too fast as their is a sting in the tail.
You will notice that there are 3 boats in Blackbeard’s fearsome flotilla, but when you initiate your very first attack you will only damage one of these and receive the lowest reward available. The rewards you get are Limes, (used for buying gunpowder kegs) and Salt (used to purchase items in the House of Booty).
The main reason to upgrade your Gunboat level is it will initially allow you to do more damage and destroying more boats in Blackbeard’s Fearsome Flotilla means collecting the higher rewards that come with this. What follows is a quick guide to the rewards I got in my game, depending on my Gunboat Level, the Raid Level and the crew used in the attack.
It’s absolutely impossible for me to give you a breakdown of the rewards at every upgrade, raid level or with each crew member due to the way the game varies, many players will be at different upgrade levels, different raid levels and will have different crew available to attack, depending on how quickly they have unlocked Pirate Queen Lois and Salty. So I’m just going to give some examples of my rewards and other players can share theirs in the comments.
Again this has not been easy to write as the visuals TinyCo have in the game don’t always make things as clear as they could be, and we don’t get given notes of figures and variables etc, but I’ve tried my best to show you how the rewards vary.
Okay now we get to the nitty, gritty part, so tighten your seat belts as I take us through the crazy world of gunboat rewards.
Once you enter the attack screen you can see and do the following, 1: select your character/s, 2: see the damage they can do, 3: the cost of the attack, in this example it is 5 bottles of grog, (which you can collect from clearing drunken pirates), and 4: the reward you will receive once victory is yours.
This was my attack screen at Level 1 using only Peter to attack, you will see with destroying 1 ship the rewards are 3 limes and 2 salt.
This was my attack screen at Level 3 using only Peter to attack, you will see with destroying 2 ships the rewards are 6 limes and 2 salt.
This was my attack screen at Level 5 using only Peter to attack, you will see with destroying 3 ships the rewards are 9 limes and 6 salt.
But this is where it gets interesting, by defeating all 3 ships I then got the following screens and in the second screenshot you can see Blackbeard’s Fearsome Flotilla has now strengthened and I’m now at Raid Level 2 and with this comes consequences as the ships now become harder to defeat.
Now I’m at Raid Level 2 my rewards initially went down. You will see with my Gunboat at Level 5 I am not able to do as much damage to Blackbeard’s Fearsome Flotilla now its at Raid Level 2. And as a consequence the rewards I will get have fallen.
And what’s more interesting is that even by adding a second crew member the rewards don’t rise.
So in order to increase my rewards I had to upgrade my Gunboat again. Now at Level 6 I got the following rewards, with just 1 crew member 4 limes and 3 salt, but with 2 crew I got 8 limes and 3 salt. So with the upgrade to Level 6 I was getting higher rewards again, so of course I then upgraded to Level 7 and the rewards were higher again as you can see with only 1 crew member I was getting 8 limes and 3 salt, but with 2 crew members I was getting a great 12 limes and 8 salt.
However you will also see with 2 crew at Gunboat Level 7 I completely defeated the Fearsome Flotilla and that meant it was strengthened again, now to Raid Level 3.
This saw something new appear in my game, suddenly I couldn’t battle at all with 1 crew member, instead I got a message saying Not Strong Enough.
And I had to add a 2nd crew member to be able to attack and win rewards again, 2 crew got me 10 limes and 4 salt.
The good thing is TinyCo obviously listened to the feedback from Raid to the North Pole and blocked attacking when 1 crew member wasn’t enough, so that you’re not wasting resources on useless attacks.
With my rewards I upgraded again to Gunboat Level 8 and once again I could attack with 1 crew member, and there was no increase in rewards for 2 crew members, letting me attack with 1 whist the other was on tasks to unlock Salty.
I’m now at Gunboat Level 9 and enjoying rewards of 10 limes and 4 salt with one crew, it was the same rewards with 2 crew members. By now I have purchased everything I need from the House of Booty so I’m just wanting limes for upgrading to Level 10 just now.
I hope this explains the varying rewards a little, to be honest it’s been one of the more awkward posts to put together because we will all be getting different rewards depending on levels, crew etc. Some of you may have unlocked Salty and be attacking with 3 crew for even higher rewards. If so please feel free to share your results in the comments.
Something else I will add is Part 9 of the main Questline requires you to upgrade your Groggy Gunboat to Level 10, once I get there probably later this evening I will add my rewards to this post.