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Master Merchant in Sea of Thieves

Master Merchant158 (20)

Becoming a Master Merchant is no doubt vital, so celebrate your reputation with a new found title.

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Achievement Guide for Master Merchant

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Friggin Grease
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Friggin Grease
Achievement won on 13 Jul 18
TA Score for this game: 2,861
Posted on 13 July 18 at 12:25
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You've got to get your merchant level to level 50.

These give you one mission to be delivered to a specific outpost by dropping off a combination of snakes, pigs, chickens and/or gunpowder barrels.

The missions can be bought on the dock at the merchant lady. There's a few ways to grind this. My favourite was to stock up on missions, propose most of them and grab the cages for the animals and put them on the boat. Cancel the bad ones and once you get a decent one (Lots of gold chickens or snakes) Then go collect whatever you need, and turn it and the specific outpost.

Now here's the two grinding tricks. Go to an island with lots of chickens and snakes (Crooked Masts is great) catch all Gold and Black animals, like... a lot of them. Then just propose/cancel missions until you get one with lots of gold animals, then sail outpost to outpost selling the gold and cancelling the mission until you propose another good one with lots of gold and black animals.

The other way to grind it (My preferred way) is propose and cancel a lot of missions off the start, grab all the cages, then go get what you need. Collect a tonne of gold and black animals. Ignore the pigs because they require bananas, so it is not wise to stock up on them. I keep the crates however because if you get a really good mission with one pig, it's nice to complete the mission.

Most large islands have two types of animals, the smaller ones have one type. Here is a list of animal locations.

http://ca.ign.com/wikis/sea-of-thieves/Animal_Locations

If you cannot find the animal you are looking for (Island has chickens, but no black chickens for example) You're entire crew can suicide, once you're all on the boat of the dead, you can come back and the island will "reset" (This is the same tactic used when Order of Souls skeletons won't spawn) This tactic can also be used if you are only catching gold animals to sail outpost to outpost.

I suggest ignoring skull forts, and ignoring Shipwrecks as the merchant items don't really give you enough reputation to make it worth your while.

This has been made slightly easier with the addition of the time based events earning you doubloons where you can buy a level of reputation with any faction for 30 doubloons.

Be aware, this is a grind. I did this last, but in my opinion it was the most boring mission type in the game, and you may want to grind it first. The plus side is that it is very profitable if you need money for in game cosmetics.
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