Ahoy there all you lost boys, and girls of course. Blackbeard has sent a new squadron of boats to keep us at bay, the Scurvy Squadron. And who you going to call to deal with it, well the Sloshed Schooner of course.
This post is about upgrading and levelling up, If you’re looking for a guide to simply attacking you will find it in the post Peter’s Booty Haul BATTLES – Sloshed Schooner.
I’m just going to cover the basic of upgrading to the various levels here, as upgrading and levelling up is virtually identical to what we did with the Groggy Gunboat which I explained in earlier posts, the only real difference is the costs to upgrade.
Pt. 2 of the main Questline Trawl of Booty will prompt you to repair the Sloshed Schooner. This has a 10 sec repair and once repaired your Schooner will be ready to go into battle against Blackbeard’s Scurvy Squadron.
You will notice that there are 3 boats in Blackbeard’s Scurvy Squadron, but when you initiate your very first attack you will only damage one of these. That’s because your Sloshed Schooner 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 schooners is the same simple process you followed for upgrading your Groggy Gunboat. Again the only thing that’s changed is the cost of each upgrade. But remember as we upgrade our Schooners and destroy more of Blackbeard’s Scurvy Squadron, it fortifies and gets stronger. So the rewards you will get will fluctuate up and down depending on your Schooner 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 Scurvy Squadron 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 I’ve completed to date.
Okay now we get to the itty, bitty numbers part, so tighten your seat belts as I take us through the crazy world of schooner 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 the upgrade options 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 also not going to include a breakdown of 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 Scurvy Squadron got higher after I attacked with one crew at Level 2, raising to Raid Level 2 and then again after I attacked with 1 crew at Level 4, to Raid Level 3. Once at Raid Level 3 I could still attack using only 1 crew member. On Level 6 attacking with 1 crew member I once again defeated the squadron and hit Raid Level 4. at Level 8 the Scurvy Squadron hit Raid Level 5, it then increased to Raid Level 6 which my Schooner attacked at Level 10, I’m now staying at Level 10 and still able to attack with 1 member of crew.
Just know you’re going to need a lot of limes, lemons 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, and to get 3 gunpowder kegs you will need 21 cursed treasure, 9 lemons and 6 limes. You get gunpowder kegs from The Black Market.
Also worth noting is the main Questline this week, Trawl of Booty, will require you to upgrade your Sloshed Schooner to Level 3 and your Groggy Gunboat to Level 8.
|UPGRADE TO LEVEL||KEGS NEEDED TO UPGRADE|
|Level 2 Schooner||2 Kegs|
|Level 3 Schooner||2 Kegs|
|Level 4 Schooner||3 Kegs|
|Level 5 Schooner||4 Kegs|
|Level 6 Schooner||4 Kegs|
|Level 7 Schooner||5 Kegs|
|Level 8 Schooner||5 Kegs|
|Level 9 Schooner||5 Kegs|
|Level 10 Schooner||5 Kegs|