View Full Version : Can you encounter your own Fleet ships out in the world?

01-07-2014, 05:29 PM
This hasn't happened to me in a while, it's actually only happened to me once, but I had a "level 4 wanted level" and while running from some hunters I encounters some "allies" represented by blue dots on my mini-map.

At first I was confused, but it wasn't until I accidentally shot one of the 3 ships that a message popped up essentially saying "don't shoot your allies".

Was this my Fleet? Or did I encounter something else out there in the world.

Mind you, I have since seen other pirates with the Black Flag out on the water, but I have yet to see another ship in game represented by blue dots out in the wild.

01-07-2014, 05:38 PM
Maybe you encountered other pirate ships - look at their flags.

Also, some of the ship names appear to be "recycled" - jst how many Santa Ana's are there?: I think I've collected at least 3.

It would be cool if you could escort your own fleet ships, but that would mean a giant map of the Atlantic ocean...

01-08-2014, 01:38 AM
i think the Ally ships just generate randomly, as do the occasional Civilian ships.

just yesterday i encountered an Ally, and just followed it around awhile. if it went into battle i helped it out. i was just sinking ships and moving on to stay next to it, so i wasnt replenishing ammo...so at one point i swung into a fort to restock. when i caught up the stoopid ally had gotten in over it's head and was sailing around on fire with little sail left. after awhile i was 4X wanted on the high seas and was up to my neck in both protecting my Ally and fending off Level60 Man O' Hunters, and got sunk.

the experiment ended there lol


01-08-2014, 01:48 AM
You don't encounter your Fleet ships because they're not where you are. You send them away, to other countries and parts of the world.

01-08-2014, 02:09 AM
But it would have been interesting to see them leave Great Inagua, towards whatever location you sent them to, no? Like say you designated Catalan to European routes, so sometimes you'd notice a ship by that name moving from Great Inagua to the eastern edge of the map.