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superkootje
10-30-2013, 08:23 PM
What do you guys use to make money quickly?
I find that using Kenway's fleet is rather slow and has a low payout...

Also what do you guys do to get materials quickly?

Bahamut_God
10-30-2013, 09:14 PM
Raid Frigates for cargo, honestly idk about money but I haven't tried this method but maybe harpoon whales or big animals and sell their skin etc? Sometimes I don't know if this is for non edition games, but you may find some royal naval ships (mostly frigates) with a blue "R" above them which means their money gain is high if plundered most of the times 10,000 R. Assassination Contracts will run out eventually so do them if you want money but currently I'm not sure about anything else at the moment,

superkootje
10-30-2013, 10:01 PM
When do you unlock harpooning? what sequence?
And I did come across a frigate with a R icon above it, so it's not edition-locked I believe.

Dutchman141
10-30-2013, 10:05 PM
Yes those Royal Convoys are real bounty bags, the main ship is mostly escorted so some upgrades to the Jackdaw are prefered in my opinion.
Harpooning starts rather early in the game.

superkootje
10-30-2013, 10:07 PM
I'm in sequence 3 now I think so I'll see :)

bugfokker
10-30-2013, 10:12 PM
Approximately 50 sugar or 60 rum per 1k gold. Search for ships that aren't red level, and take them down fast. Attack for whatever cargo you're looking for. More wood/metal = more upgrades. Mortars are made of joy.

Gave up on the fleet other than as a fun little mini game and completioniist stuff. Haven't jumped any royal convoys yet, about to.

But, sail around! Do pirate stuff! It'll be more fun in the long run.

Jackdaw360
10-31-2013, 01:30 AM
Rum is 15R each one, buy the time save pack for 1.29 and it gives you 500 of each, then just sell it, get about 7500.

I always lose to the Royal Convoy, once my ship is upgraded I'll start going for them, 10K!

OtownSTi
10-31-2013, 02:16 AM
Best way to make money is the fleet mini game. Also great rewards.

superkootje
10-31-2013, 11:48 PM
Best way to make money is the fleet mini game. Also great rewards.

I don't agree.
Yes you can make money while you sleep, you send the ships out for 8 or 15 hours.
But you will only gain a little money for the amount of time that you put into it.
I mean 1200R for 8 hours! that can be done in 5 minutes in-game...

chibi_andy
11-01-2013, 09:48 AM
i believe you can use the tavern for "information"and they will tell you a location of a royal convoy. think you pay 200R for that info but the payout is pretty good for that tiny bit of info, if you're stingy then you'll just have to sail around till you bump into one.

BMoattari
11-01-2013, 02:08 PM
Hey guys,

So I heard you wanted easy money! I'm giving you guys a first look at my list of (approximately) all of the treasure maps/locations in Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.
Be sure to take in to account travel distances, time, and Fast Travel openings. Other than that, it'll be much easier to find and retrieve the gold!

*Note: $ - Treasure containing ONLY money
+ - Treasure containing UPGRADES and MONEY
++ - Treasure containing RARE UPGRADES and MONEY

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rb-tpnPu_Mlz471wWnhEc04mtRP-uK9G3HWz8HzdG7w/edit?usp=sharing

Good luck!

superkootje
11-01-2013, 10:35 PM
Hey guys,

So I heard you wanted easy money! I'm giving you guys a first look at my list of (approximately) all of the treasure maps/locations in Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.
Be sure to take in to account travel distances, time, and Fast Travel openings. Other than that, it'll be much easier to find and retrieve the gold!

*Note: $ - Treasure containing ONLY money
+ - Treasure containing UPGRADES and MONEY
++ - Treasure containing RARE UPGRADES and MONEY

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rb-tpnPu_Mlz471wWnhEc04mtRP-uK9G3HWz8HzdG7w/edit?usp=sharing

Good luck!


Dont some of the treause maps lead to the treasures you listed underneath them? (+ and ++ treasures)?

BMoattari
11-02-2013, 04:36 AM
Dont some of the treause maps lead to the treasures you listed underneath them? (+ and ++ treasures)?

Yeah, thanks for pointing that out! I'll have to comb through the list, since there's plenty of inconsistencies.

As for the +/++ indicators, + implies a Jackdaw upgrade, while ++ means there's a Jackdaw design plan (sails, wheel, etc.)

superkootje
11-02-2013, 06:05 PM
Yeah, thanks for pointing that out! I'll have to comb through the list, since there's plenty of inconsistencies.

As for the +/++ indicators, + implies a Jackdaw upgrade, while ++ means there's a Jackdaw design plan (sails, wheel, etc.)

Allright thanks for the list!
I was hunting the mayastones when I came across certain islands (long bay for exmaple) that are not yet on my map.
Do you know when they become available?

johnrimmer1998
11-06-2013, 05:31 PM
If your Jackdaw is upgraded enough you could go to the top right of the map where there is a legendary ship fight. There is two ships so if you destroy one then leave and come back you can keep getting 10,000 reales each time as long as you don't sink both ships. Just remember that legendary ships are hard so don't go in with low health.

To get materials all you can do is board ships or raid plantations, but they take ages to refill. I would suggest boarding ships in the south part of the map as they have more goods but they are harder to take down.

zkorejo
11-06-2013, 07:55 PM
Other than Story and other missions like Assassination contracts or naval contracts I think these are the best ways to make money:

*Royal Convoys
*Selling Whale(humpback, white whale) skins. Also some land animals (like Jaguars and wild boars) sell for a high price.
*Ships with high Sugar and Rum cargo (selling them gives decent amount of money).
*Robbing Plantations

Im not sure of the following:

*Also I read somewhere that a few treasures come with 3-5000 R
*I have yet to defeat a Legendary ship but I assume it pays well also.

buzbuz33
11-07-2013, 07:42 PM
But if you have several ships out, you can get 5000R or more. One little tip. I kept running out of diamonds needed to repair ships and buy slips - until I realized that you can capture ships, send them to the fleet and sell them for several hundred diamonds each.

BMoattari
11-08-2013, 03:38 PM
Allright thanks for the list!
I was hunting the mayastones when I came across certain islands (long bay for exmaple) that are not yet on my map.
Do you know when they become available?

Yeah, the Mayan Stelae (as they're called) are available for locating once you meet with James Kidd, shortly after reaching Great Inagua. It will show you the locations briefly, but if you want the locations, be sure to write them down before closing out of the map.

Hope this helps!

SleezeRocker
11-08-2013, 09:02 PM
My main ways of getting Di-Nero are:
-Convoys as mentioned above
-Humpack Whale skins. White whale skins; They are worth a nice 4000R but you must be online to find em since they are only available if you are online I believe. Great white whites are ok but they're bones are worth like 200R more than any other animal bone so just an FYI
-Kenway Fleet- Yes it is slow but if you have a few friend who also play AC4 a friend can Help you speed your ships. When a friend assists one of your ships, I believe each friend shaves off like 2-4 hours so You get by with a little Help from your friends ;)
-When you fully upgraded your ships Equipment, then you have permission to sell etc items like Cloth and Steel ;)