- 1 Are There Characters and can I walk around in port?
- 2 Is there a day night cycle available and is it accurate to real time?
- 3 Can my PC run Naval Action?
- 4 Will there be more Wipes?
- 5 How many servers are there?
- 6 How many characters can I have?
- 7 How do I gain experience?
- 8 How do I gain gold?
- 9 Which Nation should I join?
- 10 How can i get more crew?
Are There Characters and can I walk around in port?
Currently not and it is not in the works.
Is there a day night cycle available and is it accurate to real time?
Yes however it is not accurate to real time, it is speed up.
Check out the System Requirements
Will there be more Wipes?
After early access, there are no more planned full wipes(might still happen), asset wipes might also happen(you loose your stuff but not experience).
How many servers are there?
Currently there are 3 servers, PvE, PvP EU and PvP Global
How many characters can I have?
Currently only 1 per server. Nothing (including XP) is now shared across servers.
How do I gain experience?
You gain experience through fighting and shooting enemy ships and also a tiny amount through traveling.
How do I gain gold?
You can get gold through fighting enemy ships or trading.
Which Nation should I join?
From left to right, the most populous nations are Britain, Pirates and US, the other nations relatively speaking are quite small. Though choosing a nation is greatly dependent on personal values. If you are looking for more PVP-targets, joining a small nation can be thought as a benefit because larger percentage of ships sailing around will be enemies. Though playing in a smaller nation means less ports controlled which can lead to harder trading and higher prices. Please note that once you choose a Nation, you cannot change it afterwards without deleting your character. The most important thing when choosing a nation is not that you choose that you sail for Britain, or France or whatever, it is that you are joining a community, so try to find which community fits you, and if you find a nations community doesn't fit you, the best thing to do is change nation.
How can i get more crew?
You are able to command more crew as you level up, your crew is used to man your own ship and those of your current fleet (since 9.9) , distributed as you see fit.
Each ships have a max amount of people that they can carry though it can be augmented through the use of extra hammocks and crew space on your own ship.
Your crew will suffer casualties in combat, you can recover lost crew by using Rum during and after combat (in OW) or hire new sailors at any friendly port.
Admiralty assign you a minimum number of crewmen, crewmen are replaced for free up to that minimum level each time you dock in port.