Wrote some basic low level stuff. Disclaimer/ Copyright stuff.
Written by Newbs for Newbs.
Did some more formatting. Added additional stuff and ports. FAQs, Controls,
getting started, earning small money, Bugs and Glitches, Banking, tips and
tricks. My fingers hurt, my eyes are blur, and my head is spinning.
Sailed further into Northern Europe. Added ports, Seville, Lisbon, Bordeaux,
London. Western Africa, Las Palmas. Added a small section on experience.
Added more stuff into the "some thoughts" section. Added skills part.
Modifications and addons to existing sections. A game update was done by the
developers on 9th Jan 2006, some changes in the translations were observed.
The music files came in proper, very very nice music. Added Experience part,
*Latest Version will always be at GameFAQs. Do check it for updates.
Time and Date
Experience & Skills
Earning Small Money
Tips and Tricks
Bugs and Glitches
Contact Me (NOT SPAM me!)
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A: Genoa for lvl 2, Seville for level 3. The main site has the list.
Q: How many types of storms are there? What should i do in a storm?
A: I've seen 3, Wild Storm, Perfect Storm, Ultimate storm.
afaik, if you don't know what storm you're in, look at your
One thing is sail out ASAP. Look at the top left of your interface
Pray that the button to get back to high seas pop up soon. Click
and escape :)
Q: Authenticate? What is that? Where to find that person to
A: It is to make the item discovery official. For Athens, it is Pascal
at the east corner of the map, he appears around morning/noon.
Other ports mostly are in the taverns.
Q: What are Decharges that I see at port offshores??
A: I'm not sure, but it acts as another docking point, just like a dock.
Q: What are those glittering things i see in the seas?
A: They are exploration points. Just go to your command tab, click explore
And then type in the number of sailors. After exploring a while you'll
Q: What are these telescope thingy? I equiped and nothing happened?
A: They are for exploring. The higher level of telescope you equip,
the higher level discoveries will be available to you in shining spots.
Level 1 telescope will allow you to reaveal Level 2 discoveries!
Q: Ship Maneuverability is very hard to level, how do I level it faster?
A: There are 2 ways, one is to constantly complete quest/task from the Ares
Warrior Alliance and Adventure Alliance. Sometimes they add bonuses to
your ship when completing their quests. Another is what I like to call
"Exp Grinding", which is incidentally what I hate most. Take your ship
to high seas, and just stand there. Don't worry about rations, cuz when
rations drop to zero, I haven't seen my men dead or any thing bad happen
to my ship. It only sail at lowest speed. Exp will collect. Sailing in
Storms is the fastest, you might want to try it in low-level storms.
Q: I have Exploror/Adventure Quest, and I'm told to find a _______ in
[Location] at [Coordinates]. I reach the EXACT coordinates!!! But
I can't find it!! Help!!!!
A: Well, this happened to me when I first started too. Haha, by now you
have seen weird white flashes near the spot you're suppose find a thing.
Instead of going to the EXACT spot, NEVER do that, go the the flashy thing
as mentioned above, sail right at the middle and start exploring.
Take note, there is a small radius of search at the coordinates, so you
might have to sail around a bit.
**Hint: One of the spots near Athens high seas is over the land in the
North West. So sail around and look there.
Q: I'm a seasoned explorer/adventurer, but I can't find the blinking spot!!!
A: It's simple, equip a telescope and you're fine :) For every level of
telescope you equip, you get a +1 to the level of discovery you can find.
So without telescope, only level 1 discoveries are visible. With it, you
can find up to level 2. As you get higher level with your ship
maneuverability, you can equip higher level telescope/looking glass/pilot.
Q: Where do I find Hyenas for the Ares Warriors Alliance quest?
A: Hyenas = Wild Wolf. If you want to find out where, search the guide with
the search function and you'll find the ports which have it.
It's a bad translation by the game. They really should do a uniformity
Q: Why does the compass point South?
A: Chinese are the first to discover the compass. When they found it, they
decided to call it the "South Pointer" and this compass is used in
very wide areas. For navigation, exploration, travel and geomancy as well.
Q: I can't repair my ship at the shipyard! Help!
A: Well, occured to me too. This is irritating. First, check your ship that
it is really damaged. Second, you have clicked on the repair button.
Third when cursor changed into repair mode, you click ON THE SHIP, in the
Ship Screen (Ctrl-Z). NOT the sails and hull. I repeat, NOT the sails and
Q: Why can't I upgrade my sub skills above level 3?
A: We found out that there is a limit at level 3 sub skills for newbie cities
such as Athens, Alexander, Beirut, Istanbul. Just go to the skill master
at higher level cities e.g. Algiers.
Left-click to select target. Left click again to use/talk/attack. In the
Command Screen, left-click selects the skill, you can then drop it with
left-click again into one of the shortcut boxes.
Right-click to walk/move. In the Command screen, right-click activates the
skill your cursor is on. In the character item screen, right-click uses
Ctrl-C Character Screen
Ctrl-Z Ship Screen
Ctrl-M Map Screen Navigation
Ctrl-A *IMPORTANT* Command Screen, this is your Skills and Commands
Ctrl-Q Brings you to the control panel
Ctrl-R Run mode on/off
~ Fixed camera angle
[ Decrease Sailing Speed
] Increase Sailing Speed
F1-F12 Activates the skill equipped in the shortcut boxes
After finish your basic tutorial provided by the game, you'll end up
in one of the 4 ports:
Athens (Most likely)
Alexander (Most likely)
Start by finding the 4 guilds:
Ares Warrior Alliance
Master of Alliance
Join ALL of them and start with your quests :)
Remember to rebuild/remodel your ship at the shipyard.
Buy weapons to use them in combat from the blacksmith.
*IMPORTANT* Visit the skillmaster to learn skills, especially weapon skills!
Equip your skills into the shortcut panel at the bottom of your
Time and Date
How do you tell the time and date?
Look at the lower right hand of your interface. You'll see the steering wheel
with some weird numbers in the middle. The 6-Digits, tells you the date and
First 4 numbers tells the Date, in Month/Day format. the last 2 number shows
you the hours of the day, in a 24-hour clock format.
Earning Small Money
There're many ways to earn money. For newbies, cash is needed.
Only 3 ways where money comes very fast.
1) Be a runner/courier between the Docker and Trader. Take the "Carry"
task which they will assign you.
2) Wait for a new game day. When you see a red system message saying
about fashion trends, immediately DASH to the trader. Select the
"Market" option and then click "promulgate pop message".
Free money :)
3) This is the most stupid one. Go to the tavern(not all are
available). Ask for "work" or "employment". Just stand in the tavern
for a few minutes then you can collect your pay from the Tavern
Master. Very time-wasting.
Other than these 3, are the usual things you find in most games:
Hunt/kill enemies for drops
Gather herbs/crops to sell
Above skills are named funny or have 2 names, due to bad translation.
All skills are capped at level 31 unless, you upgrade it once more at the
Skill Master. Only 7 skills can be upgraded above level 31, so choose wisely.
Voyage is automatically a "Level 2"-type of skill, meaning, it can hit over
level 31. It is not included in the 7 skills limitation.
Skills of Skills(those smaller ones) are further divided into 2 types:
Active and Passive skills.
What's good of a skill if you don't equip to use it?
By "equip", i mean putting the skill from your command screen (Ctrl-A)
into your shorcut box. Then you can use those ACTIVE skills in combat
or for smithing, sewing, potion-making, etc.
Use a skill when you have it! There are 3 ways:
1) Open your command screen(Ctrl-A), right click on the skill you want to use.
There should be 3 tabs in your command screen: "Interaction", "On Land",
For land-based skill, it's self-explanatory, it is found in the "On Land"
tab. Likewise for sea-based skills.
2) Open your Character Screen (Ctrl-C), go to the "Skill" tab, then choose the
main skill type e.g. Sword-playing, Falchion-playing. Below it will appear
the active skills. Right-click to use them.
3) Equip all the skills you need into the shortcut bar. Just press the
corresponding function key on your keyboard.
**Special Item Skills
There are special special weapons and armors that have an active skill on them.
*more to come
To gain experience in the particular skills, you have to contstantly use it.
However, there are some skills that are a bit different from others.
For example Bare-handed Skill and Voyage.
Bare-handed skill can be accumulated even though you're using a weapon.
Voyage skill, as long as you're sailing in the seas you get the experience, in
addition to any ship attributes experience.
There are Banks and Warehouse in most ports.
Talk to the Bank Clerk and Warehouse Manager to access your bank and storage.
There are a few difference between the 2.
1) Banks account is international. Warehouse is only at that port.
2) Bank has no limit. Warehouse has limit 18 spaces and 500 weight limit.
3) Warehouse allows you to invest and expand its weight limit.
4) Warehouse maybe transferred to another port for a fee.
5) You can buy warehouse at other ports. Very Expensive.
**Special: Bank Safe Case
Looks like a safe deposit box to me. The feature isn't open yet.
This is an attempt to compile the most profitable trading goods between ports.
All goods here are assumed to be at 10% discount, 10% sell high and
1% tax rate.
You might ask, how I came up with this route of trade?
It's simple mathetics. I use the concept called "Profit-Per-Load" (PPL)
It means, the amount of profit divided by the space/load/capacity the goods
Profit is Selling Price minus Buying Price. Obviously if you're in the
negative, you're not earning money.
Good A buys for 10 Silver at X port, Sells for 20 Silver at Y port.
The profit is 10 Silver. Good A takes up 10 space.
Good A's PPL is 1
Good B buys for 10 Silver at X port, Sells for 20 Silver at Y port.
The profit is 10 Silver. Good B takes up 20 space.
Good B's PPL is 0.5
Good C buys for 10 Silver at X port, Sells for 50 Silver at Y port.
The profit is 40 Silver. Good C takes up 10 space.
Good C's PPL is 4
Good D buys for 100 Silver at X port, Sells for 200 Silver at Y port.
The profit is 100 Silver. Good D takes up 100 space.
Good D's PPL is 1
So from this example, you can see, which is the most efficient and
profitable just by looking at PPL. Essentially, the less space it takes
the better it is.
*** The Trade Routes ***
Athens <=> Alexander
Alexander <=> Istanbul
Marble Wool Fabric
*More to come
Tips and Tricks
If you're running out of bag space. You can put your transfer your stuff to
put on your ship instead. Click on item in your bag, then click on your ship
icon(Ctrl-Z) then just click on any space. Same for transfering back to your
Note: This is only possible in "Docks" map. Highseas and Offshore is available
too, but your ship needs to be anchored.
If you don't know where a port is, follow the NPC ships.
Bugs and Glitches
OMG, you found a bug that stops you from playing properly! What do you do?
The most common bug, is the purchase bug at blacksmith, alchemist, tailor.
All the articles cannot be selected except the first row, however the
first row "mouse-over" shows details for the last row items.
Restart the game, using "Relog". Works wonders most of the time.
I found a guy who meticulously compiled a list of traslation errors as well
as bugs and suggestions on improving the game.
I really have my hats off to him.
Types of woods, ores, plants, fishes, shells
Quests <----------- This is a headache, but the main site has most of it
Skills and whatever
Upgrading your vending stall
Optimal Trade Routes (Profit per load)
Shopping List of weapons and where they are found.
Non-ports aka Islands
Coordinates of ports
Arena in Seville
War of Ports (I need a guild and high level)
I was a fan of [Uncharted Waters] series by Koei released on the SNES as well
as PC, and [Age of Sails] as well.
Comparing the game play, I'll say that there're quite a lot of differences.
Firstly, the ships selection here is very limited. There's less customization
in terms of storage space, crew space, cannon slots/type, sail speed. And
there's so few ports around compared to Uncharted Waters series >.<
One thing is that you can only control 1 ship at a time.
There's no NPC as your vice-admiral, captain, vice captain for a huge fleet
Consider this is a real-time game, and taking into the fact that lag is
always present, I guess it is a good choice not to put multiple-unit control.
For sea combat, Voyange Century sure brings a different flavour with it's
skills and items. It brings a closer experience to a sea battlefield.
There are 2 types of combat, character combat and ship vs ship combat.
In character combat, you fight with your hero in third person mode just like,
WoW, FF XI type. for ship combat, it's like, hmm... ships :)
Careful, you actually get killed, not like some other games where your
character is like god.
Item drops from character battles are protected. So, there's no item
snatching. But the ship battle's spoils are not. And yes, expect your kill
to be looted by greedy idiots(minority but still there).
** This game is in Chinglish. China's english. So bad translation is expected
and uniformity in translation is not really good. So you might have a quest
with "kill hyenas" when you can't find hyenas, and actually they meant "Wild
wolves" And i have to say the Developers are slow on correcting them although
the bugs and suggestion board is full of it.
But one thing this game can't win those single player games out there, is the
multiplayer experience, team play, interaction and such (but not as aggressive
as FF XI or WoW).
The 3D graphics are adequately good. If you're a crazy XBox 360 kind of
graphics guy, then you'll be sorely disappointed. Cuz this is kind of like
PS2 kind of graphics at best. I'll say the 3D environment though, has very
few bugs, is excellent in creating the atmosphere needed for such games. The
towns are very detailed. Even with graphics set to damn low, you'll get to see
PS1 high-end graphics. You'll never see a bare town, cuz there's always enough
NPCs to walk around.
The Ships are beautifully designed, not forgetting to mention the character
armors and hats as well. Very well designed.
Well, the economy at looks good for now. As with most MMORPG, I see a problem
when money becomes too abundant. I hope they have a solution to it. Currently,
the pirates are doing a good job extorting money to save the economy ^_^
And good thing, it's NOT like those rouge-type where you have to eat food =_=
The aim of this game is kind of like trying to reproduce what FF XI or Wow have
done, in the kind of auxiliary jobs/roles that you can take. Like a smither,
weaver, potion maker, full character combatant(soldier), full ship battle
type(navigator), logger, miner, farmer(real farming), explorer, merchant,
pirate. You name it. It's not just mindless leveling. Only few things you can't
do is be a belly dancer or you want to serve extra service with your female
Quite a lot of interdependence of players, because you can only choose 7 out of
I think 16 skills to level up above level 31(total level 99). You really must
think of your character development after level 31. Note th