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New Horizons Playing Styles

Apr 5, 2017
New Horizons Playing Styles
  • This information relates to Build 14 Beta 4 it may differ from other versions of the game

    The ability to play the game in a specific way or "style" has been introduced. The available styles are: Naval Officer – Privateer – Merchant – Pirate.

    Each is indicated by your captain type in the bottom of the Character Interface

    A brief outline of each of these styles is given below.

    Naval Officer

    • - Triggered by choosing "Naval Officer" at game start
    • - Gain appropriate ships, officers and uniforms as you are promoted
    • - Pay your crew and officers
    • - Only gain land after rank 6 (Post Captain)
    • - Can only give Captured Towns to your Served Nation
    • - Free Crew Hire in towns of your Served Nation
    • - Cannot Swap Ships until rank 7 (Commodore)
    • - Cannot Buy ships and cannot Sell player ship
    • - Cannot Sign Articles
    • - Reduced sale price for ships


    • - Triggered by buying a Letter of Marque or by choosing "Corsair" at game start
    • - Soldier crew, ship rewards and navy officers removed
    • - Different promotion titles
    • - Reduced sale price for ships


    • - Triggered by carrying a "Merchant Passport" or choosing "Merchant" at game start
    • - Possible to buy a "Merchant Passport" from the WIC office on Curacao and the EITC office on Jamaica
    • - Carrying a "Merchant Passport" prevents your crew from becoming envious of the large amounts of money you have
    • - Only need the "Merchant Passport" if you also want to have a LoM. Otherwise the game considers you an honest merchant as long as you don't turn pirate and you don't need to worry about "too much money" either.


    • - Can join the pirates if you have no LoM and are not hostile to them
    • - Pirates sell their design ships if you have no LoM OR you are not hostile to them
    • - Can gain ranks with pirates after joining them
    • - Improved Nevis blacksmith functionality after joining them
    • - No land given upon promotion
    • - Distinguished promotion ranks from fame level