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This guide will walk you through creating a character and getting started as a ship captain on the Burning Seas.
To create a character, simply follow these steps:
The first time players log in, they will need to complete three steps:
Signing up for a Station Account
Signing up for a Station Account is pretty simple. Although, to sign up for an Account you must meet a couple requirements:
As there are several steps to signing up, here is an easy walkthrough:
Installing the Launcher
Once you have created a Station Account, your next step is Installing the launcher.
Once the launcher is done installing you will need to install the game.
Installing the Game
Configuring the launcher
Choosing a Server
Once you have opened the game, you will see the Server Select Screen. This screen allows you to submit feedback, see the Port Battle Times, and see any other important annoucements. That said, you will mainly use this screen to select which server you want to play on.
There are several different servers you can select.
Antigua is where most North American players are found, as the port battle window is centered around the evening hours. You will also find players from other continents here.
Roberts is mainly populated by European players and North America players who want to play during the daytime. The port battle window is centered around Europe.
Testbed is used for testing new versions of the game prior to release. Volunteers test new content and report their findings on the Testbed Discussion secion of the forum. If you're interested in volunteering, then just download the Testbed version and begin playing.
To download the Testbed version follow these steps:
Choosing a Nation
Players may choose from the four nations:
Players may create characters for all nations on both servers. Currently, the amount of characters you may have per nation varies depending on your account type.
Spain is an old empire with a glorious past. Her ships have been in these waters for more than two centuries, and the islands and coastlines of the Caribbean are littered with evidence of her presence.
As a citizen of Spain, your adventures will be filled with mystery, legends, battle and romance. From the fortified capital of San Juan to the pagan temples of the inland jungles, you will discover the secrets of the New World from before it was the New World, when strange gods and stranger men ruled the lands and honor was bought with blood and magic. Rediscover the glory of the past as you chart your nation's future!
Sail free and live large! Be your own master with niehter king nor crown to order you to and fro. Take what you want, do as you please, and sail the Burning Sea. Whether you be a merciless scourge or an honorable rogue, the life of the pirate is one of risk, romance and adventure.
As a Pirate you sack ports, raid ships, search for treasure, share your spoils and rum in your capital of Tortuga and learn all the mysteries that most dare not know. Hoist the black flag and set sail to find your own destiny! Yarrrrrrrrrrrr!
A cobra's smile hides the fiercest fangs and its wit is laced with venom. France is just as quick to strike and just as deadly to its enemies, the arrogant and the corrupt alike. The nation burns with a desire for conquest and has the proud will to see it through. France also knows this: What it cannot take by main force it can capture with cunning.
As a citizen of France, your adventures will be filled with espionage, diplomacy, intrigue and battle. From the wealthy trade markets of Martinique to the back alleys of New Orleans to your capital of Pointe-a-Pitre , you will use Frances economic dominance as a hammer on her foes and pursue her agendas through clandestine operations. A well-placed shot can dis-mast a warship and either can change the world. Secret societies writhe and multiply, hatching plots within plots and bringing vast forces into alignment. France is changing, and the world will surely change with it!
Be bloody, bold and resolute! The world is trembling at the dawn of a new empire and Britain's flag seems destined to fly over all the world. Though a latecomer to the Caribbean, Britain's navy is all but supreme and her appetite for primacy knows no bounds.
As a citizen of Britain, your adventures will be filled with battle, conquest, bravery, and ambition. From the teeming plantations of Antigua to the admiral's clubs in the capital Port Royal in Jamaica, you will rise through the ranks and drive the empire toward dominance economically, militarily and politically. Her destiny lies at the helm of a ship, and from there you will put the sword to her enemies and accrue the glory that is your due. The other nations, not so blessed as yours, will ever be the playthings of tyrants. But Britain will flourish great and free, and be the dread and envy of them all!
Choosing a Gender
As far as the gameplay is concerned, the gender of your character will not affect much. Whether players will prefer a male or a female character will be based mainly on roleplaying and what clothing they want their character to wear.
The same missions are available to both genders, and neither gender has an advantage in PvP.
Choosing a Career
Freetrader—you are a Freetrader, an independent merchant adventurer tied to no company or government. You are an explorer, a daredevil, a fast talker and a cunning opponent. You are the fuel that jump-starts the engine of a thriving New World economy. Others inherit fortunes, yours will be forged in the crucible of the Burning Sea.
Naval Officer—you are a Naval Officer, a captain by courtesy, master and commander of a raw crew aboard an under-gunned vessel. Your orders are sealed, the guns are run out, and the slow match is lit. Set sail on the tide, strike fear into the hearts of your nation's wicked enemies, and defend your way of life.
Privateer—you are a Privateer, charged by letter of Marque with hunting down and destroying the enemies of the crown wherever you may find them. Though your foes call you "thief" and "pirate" to your nation you are a bold hero and the epitome of bravery.
Cutthroat—you are a Cutthroat. You live a life of freedom in the first true democracy the world has seen in millennia, sailing where you wish, taking what you want, and devil take the hindmost. Your articles are your creed; your cutlass and pistol your most trusted friends. You may lead a short life, but it will be a happy one.
Buccaneer—you are a Buccaneer, a pirate adventurer who roams the seas in search of profit, plunder, and a lucrative retirement. All you need is a fast ship, a good crew, and your wits, and the Caribbean will be your. The challenging Buccaneer career is recommended for experienced players.
Customizing your Name and Apperance
You may select from a variety of aspects and customize each one.
Otherwise, you may keep your current appearence, or click Random Appearance.
You can also get more clothing items in Treasure Aisle, by completing certain missions or increasing your reputation in some factions.
You may pick any name that fulfills the following requirements:
You may also click Random Name for some naming suggestions.
That's it. Click Play to begin playing.