Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants achievements

Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants

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There are 61 Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants achievements (47 without DLC) worth 3,785 (1,350)

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Secret Achievement in Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants

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Epsilon Theta
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Epsilon Theta
Achievement won on 26 Jan 13
TA Score for this game: 3,212
Posted on 27 January 13 at 09:40, Edited on 25 September 14 at 07:58
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Emergency repairs are done automatically by your convoy's crew on any ship that has received enough damage indicated by its condition percentage. How soon the repairs will kick in depends on your captain's skill in repairs.

The requirements
Your ship needs to be at see in a convoy and cannot be in a trade route. The latter is required as captains of trade routes will automatically repair damaged ships.
Your ship must be damaged with at maximum 5% of health remaining. How much exactly depends on your captain's skill. The confusion of how low your health needs to be is due to the teams being in a convoy. I had convoys with 86% health halt for an emergency repair as one of the ship's health had dropped too low.

Getting your ship damaged
There are several ways you can get your ship damaged. First of all, you can board a ship during a fight that has already received a lot of damage. To board a ship you need to have sufficient crew and muskets / cutlasses on board. Then hit cn_X and wait for the ship to switch to boarding mode. Now you have to stay close to the other ship to fill the metre. Should you win the fight, the ship is yours. You can then head to port and use the dockmaster to split of the captured ship and form its own convoy.

The tactic above will get you a ship with some good damage. But it seldom is enough. In order to decrease the condition even further, simply take to the sea and order the ship to sail long routes. Do not take on any cargo or you are likely to encounter pirates. Another way is to steer your ship into a storm as it will deal damage to the ship. Just be careful not to loose the ship before exiting the storm.

How to repair the ship?
Well, you don't. Once the condition has decreased enough, the ship will automatically halt and the crew performs the repair. You will earn the achievement straight away. With a captain having zero skill in repairs, I had to cruise quite a while with 1% before the crew started repairing. Therefore, I assume that the crew starts the repairs once the % drops to the skill level of your captain. Once repairs are done, I recommend heading for a port and repairing your ship fully or just selling it if you don't want it anymore.

Review 25 September 2014: Added button icons and reviewed spelling.
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