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 the costs of upgrading, if you’re looking for a guide to simply attacking or how to upgrade you will find these 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 at least to the Level dictated by the main Questline See No Evil, and this is Level 10.
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. That’s because your Groggy Gunboat is only at Level 1, but don’t be disheartened as we all started off in the same boat, and from what I’m now seeing in my game upgrading our gunboats is a simple process once you’ve collected the items required for each upgrade but remember as we upgrade our Gunboats and destroy more of Blackbeard’s Fearsome Flotilla, it fortifies and gets stronger. So the rewards you will get will fluctuate up and down depending on your Gunboat Level, the Raid Level and how many crew you use for each attack.
The main reason to upgrade your 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. But you will also need to upgrade to complete this weeks main Questline, so what follows is my figures on the costs of upgrading each level up to 10.
Okay now we get to the itty, bitty numbers part, so tighten your seat belts as I take us through the crazy world of gunboat levels.
Upgradung your levels is a fairly easy process but can only be done when there is no battle underway and there are two different screens that give you the upgrade option. The attack your enemy screen before a battle is set and the battles not over yet screen after a battle ends. You will see an upgrade option as marked in the screenshots below.
Press on upgrade and you will be taken to the upgrade screen, here it will show how many gunpowder kegs you need for the next level.
To get the gunpowder kegs needed to upgrade you need to exchange limes and cursed treasure at The Black Market.
Clicking on Get below the gunpowder keg will show the exchange price and if you have the resources you can make the trade.
Once you have enough resources and have made your trade/s you can upgrade your gunboat through one of the option screens previously mentioned above, the attack your enemies screen, or the battles not over screen.
Now what follows is a table of the costs for the various upgrade levels, I’m not going bore you with a screenshot of each level but I’ve got them if anyone should need see more information on any level.
Now I’m not going to include a breakdown of the rewards here, as with so many variables I think that would be better in another post where I will give you a little information on my rewards, it’s going vary vastly in our games due to variables of play within them.
What I would like to point out is the strength of the Fearsome Flotilla got higher after I attacked at Level 5, raising to Raid Level 2 and then again after I attacked with 2 crew at Level 7, to Raid Level 3. Once at Raid Level 3 I could not attack using only 1 member of crew again until I upgraded my Gunboat to Level 8. I’m now at Level 9 and tomorrow will be able to hit Level 10 as required by main Questline.
Just know you’re going to need a lot of limes and cursed treasure to upgrade, upgrade, upgrade and as I said earlier stronger doesn’t always bring increased rewards immediately, instead it’s a gradual process., where rewards will go up and down depending on your level AND the raid level.
Remember to get 1 keg of gunpowder you will need 12 cursed treasure and 8 limes from the Black Market.
|UPGRADE TO LEVEL||KEGS NEEDED TO UPGRADE|
|Level 2 Gunboat||1 Keg|
|Level 3 Gunboat||1 Keg (showed 2 then changed to 1)|
|Level 4 Gunboat||2 Kegs|
|Level 5 Gunboat||2 Kegs|
|Level 6 Gunboat||2 Kegs|
|Level 7 Gunboat||3 Kegs|
|Level 8 Gunboat||4 Kegs|
|Level 9 Gunboat||3 Kegs|
|Level 10 Gunboat||4 Kegs|
|Level 11 Gunboat||4 Kegs|
|Level 12 Gunboat||3 Kegs|
|Level 13 Gunboat||4 Kegs|